Astrology for March 18-24, 218


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Last week I mentioned that March Madness did not apply to just basketball. It also applies to the weather, at least here in the Tarheel State. The week began with snow and ended with temperatures near 70 degrees. But winter might not be over just yet. The weatherman tells us there is a chance for some frozen precipitation on Tuesday and Wednesday. I can’t say I have ever seen snow on the first day of spring.

March begins in the mutable sign of Pisces and signals the end of the winter season. I read someplace that mutable signs are editors of the zodiac. They are the ones that take what was begun by the cardinal signs, constructed by the fixed signs, and bring it all to completion.

The weather in March is a brilliant example of transition. There seems to be a Universal law that says whenever there is a transition there are also disturbances, upheaval, and unpredictability. These things happen not only when the seasons change but when planets change signs, when leadership changes, and when we shift from one age to another.

I will get back to this thought later. There are a few aspects I want to cover first.

The coming week through the end of March is chock full of all sorts of transitional energy. We are still under the influence of Saturday’s Pisces New Moon. Spring is at our doorstep. It officially arrives Tuesday, 3/20/2018. Tuesday is also the Spring Equinox so we have a lot of energy for new beginnings.

Nature loves balance. The scales won’t be tipped too far toward new beginnings because Mercury is stationing to turn retrograde on Thursday. This will allow us to go back and tie up any loose ends left from the past few months before we get too far into our springtime new beginnings. The universal consciousness always seems to know just how to balance the energy while at the same time moving us to evolve and transition ourselves. It is the natural order of things

Tuesday also give us Mercury conjunct Venus. This is a good aspect for being social, some good laughs, and good conversations. I love it when that happens. This is not a great aspect for work but should be a good one for business.

No major aspects on Wednesday but Thursday is the actual day Mercury turns retrograde. I am sure most of you know what that means. Expect delays or upsets around travel, don’t sign contracts and if you must, be sure to go over them multiple times and with a fine tooth comb.

Friday Venus is square Pluto. This could make for some quite a bit of strong emotion and intense feelings. However, all that passion could come with a hidden agenda. Look for signs of jealousy or possessiveness. Finances could experience some sort of change. Some of us might also notice power plays, betrayal, and/or manipulation.

The last major aspect this week comes around on Saturday when the Sun squares Mars. This is youth, action butting heads with our ego. Those of us with strong Mars influence in our charts might be rather impulsive. These people feel the need to act, to do something even without a goal in mind. Under the right circumstances, this could bring about some very nice creativity. On the other hand, it could cause some heated conversations, defensiveness, and arguments. This aspect has the energy of accidents. Remember, Mars is all about action and he will be square our ego and how we present ourselves to the world. We could be a bit accident prone about now.

Now, let’s go back to the subject of transitions. As many of you know we are now in the “Age of Aquarius”. Just as the planets moving from one sign to another cause some upheaval, so does the transition from one age to another. We can see this playing out on the world stage practically every day, sometimes in multiple ways.

An age last about 2000 years. The transition time between ages is full of twists, turns, and turmoil, just like now. The transition from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian age got a big boost from the Harmonic Convergence in 1987 and has intensified every since 12/21/2012. The actual transition period from one age to the next takes 200-350 years to complete. We are just getting started. Most people believe there are only few years of intense turmoil and that this is where we are at the moment.

As lightworkers bring in more light to planet Earth, it causes the manifestation of negative thoughts and brings them to the surface to be transmuted into love nad light. This is why we are seeing all the turmoil we are right now.The planets are helping and astrologers have not seen aspects like the ones we are having now is a long long time.

We’ve got a few more years of intense negativity to get through before we will live a peaceful existance where there is enough for every one. Over all, things won’t let up in our life time but they will by the next time we come around.

Well, that is about as deep as I am going going to go for now. I wish everyone a faboulous week ahead. Remember to be kind and smile from the heart. 


Astrology for March 11-17, 2018


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The first day of daylight saving time, or as some say, daylight savings time is always momentarily confusing when we gaze upon the one or two clocks in the house that we forgot to change. I wish all my clocks would spring forward or fall backward on their own like the computer and cell phone do.

March means basketball to many. Sports people call it “March Madness”. I think this this term equally applies to the weather in March when it can change from one extreme to another. This might be true this year more than most other years simply because.

Astrologers most often refer to the late degrees specifically as the 29th degree while technically any planet in the last 3-4 degrees is in the “late degrees”. Uranus, the planet that rules weather, is inside this margin at 26°30′ Aries. A planet is in the last degrees of a sign typically has more power and influence than when it is at other degrees. Could we have some surprise weather events as spring progresses? I say “Yes!”. However, time will tell and remember, nothing is written in stone.

Once Uranus moves into Taurus, he will be in his detriment and operating from a weakened position. I will talk about this more as we get closer to May 15, 2018. This is the date Uranus moves into Taurus for the next eight years.

This week we have some new things aspects and energy to talk about.

Today, March 11, we are influenced by a Mars/Uranus trine. Many, if not all of us get intuitive flashes. This trine supports our quick our response to these flashes. I think we would do well to pay more attention the these flashes in general, regardless of influencing planetary aspects.

Monday Pluto trines Pallas, an asteroid represents our creative mind, and indicates wisdom and healing. This trine supports feminie positivity. It also stimulates pragmatic creativity, especially when it comes to planning strategically.

Tuesday Venus squares Saturn. Our planetary father wants us to be repsonsible and accountable, while Venus wants to have a good time socializing and having fun. This is the epitome of difficult aspects. Saturn will no doubt win out thanks to his comfortable placement in Capricorn and Venus is not happy in Aries. There is a bit of good luck later in the day however when the Pisces Sun trines Jupiter.

Wednesday brings us a square between Mars and Chiron. This might sound ominous but this difficult square can be used favorably if we choose to. Allow this energy to mend, heal, and teach.

We are still under the influence of of the four Yod’s or Finger’s of God who’s constant players are Ceres and Saturn. The four other planets that move through this apect pattern to complete this skinny triangle are Venus, Mercury, Sun, and Juno.

What we have hopefully experienced from this, in a word, is manifesting. These Yod’s also positive energy for healing old wounds fast and effectively. Who among us doesn’t have some old wounds to heal? The end of this week brings all this energy to a close as this Yod pattern begins to disapate. Should you wish to recap the info about this pattern, please refer back to the February 18-24 post.

Wednesday there is a difficult semi-square aspect involving Jupiter and Saturn. Saturn as you know, is all about discipline. He plays strictly by the rules. Jupiter want to bring us more, to expand and grow things.

There are no aspects Thursday or Friday so I am looking ahead to St. Patrick’s day on Saturday. There is also a New Moon on Saturday and the possibilty of some conflict when Mars semi-squares this New Moon/Sun. However any disagreements, conflicts or fights will probably be short lived with the these fast moving planets. Later on Saturday Mars enters Capricorn for the next two months. This will provide fiery Mars with a strong, comfortable transit over the next two months.

The last cosmic thing to bring up is Mercury stationing to turn retrograde next week. He is already in his storm now or slowing down. This means we are already feeling some of the retrograde effects. If you can get your taxes turned in before Mercury stations next Thursday, that would be a good thing. Other wise if have not already started working on them, please be sure to go over them extra carefully this year.

Mercury will be direct April 15. You might want to wait until then to file. There will still be two days before the deadline. Since the 15th falls on Saturday this year, the deadline is April 17. Regardless of when you file, get that paper work finished so you can move on.

St. Patrick’s Day is a big day for celebrating in some towns. It is fun to be Irish for a day and the food that comes with the holiday is simple and tasty. This is also known for comsuming lots of beer and Irish Whiskey. If you fall into this category, please arrange for a designated driver or an Uber. Be safe and not a statistic. I am seflish and want my all my readers to come back the next week, safe and sound.

Astrology for March 4-10, 2018


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Some say time passes faster as you get older. Others say time is being compressed and that makes it actually go faster. I can not be sure which is real or correct. Perhaps it is a bit of both. For me, this year seems to be off to a very fast start. Welcome to March!

The Sun is almost halfway through the Pisces transit and also part of a four-planet stellium. You have probably noticed the really wet weather in much of the U.S. Snow falling in places that don’t usually have snow, along with floods in several parts of the country, and a nor’easter along the east coast up to New England. Add the recent Full Moon and four planets in the water sign of Pisces and you have a huge amount of water energy. I wish everyone the best as they deal with the power outages and water. I

This first full week of March the Moon is waning after being full last Thursday. Early in the evening, the sky will be dark. The darkness will allow us to see the Zodiacal light. This light is seen in the spring along the western horizon just after sunset. In the fall, it is seen in the eastern sky at sunrise. The Zodiacal light is caused by sunlight that is scattered by space dust in the zodiacal cloud. This light becomes fainter as the distance from the sun increases. On moonless nights, this light actually makes up the largest part of the skylight in the sky. Fun facts!

This first full week of March has only a few aspects to talk about and all but one are in the first few days.

Today, Mercury is conjunct Venus. These two planets are orbiting closer to the Sun than the Earth and will be easy to spot in the sky shortly after sunset. The energy of this conjunction is positive for socializing and co-operation. Our conversations could be lighthearted and easy with a good amount of humor sprinkled in.

Venus influences Mercury to be less disciplined and take things a bit less seriously than usual. This could result in more fun socializing and less interest in working. This is also a good day for commerce.

Today, 03/4/18, the Sun is conjunct Neptune. Should you find yourself feeling extra empathetic today this could be why. You might also feel confused thanks to Neptune, the planet of illusion. This will predominantly be felt most among those with strong Neptune or Pisces energy in their charts. If you are one who feels this confusion, be sure you are well grounded.

The Full Moon last Thursday was in Pisces and that energy is still lingering and leading us to the Sun/Neptune conjunction energy. Overindulging might be another way the energy is expressed in our lives. For those with addictive personalities, the desire to indulge or overindulge can be very difficult to control.

Overindulgence can go hand in hand with low self-esteem and depression. It will take work to combat this for some of us. Others will simply need more rest. All of us will benefit by taking better care of ourselves.

Today we decide things instinctively and our intuition is probably sharp. However, there will also tend to be an element of a foggy brain. This is just a characteristic of Neptune. . . . Embrace it.

Tuesday, Mercury enters Aries. I guess this is where I need to mention the upcoming Mercury retrograde that will cause Mercury to stay in Aries for about seven weeks. Mercury typically has the shortest transit time of all planets, roughly three weeks. When it goes retrograde, this extends Mercury’s transit by at least another three weeks or more.

Mercury will enter his storm period on March 15, 2018, and turn retrograde on March 22. He will station direct on April 15, 2018, and be back a full speed ahead on April 24. I suggest we all get our taxes completed and turned in either before March 22 or after April 15. Fortunately, because our usual tax day of April 15 in on a weekend, the deadline is pushed back to April 17 this year.

The energy of Mercury in Aries is one that likes to make fast decisions. Aries energy influences Mercury to be spontaneous and bold. We can respect our conversations and other communications to reflect this. This could also lead some to speak before thinking. So, be aware of this.

Thursday, Jupiter stations to turn retrograde through July 9, 2018. As you perhaps already know, Jupiter is the planet of growth and expansion. He likes to give us more of whatever is in our reach. However, when he turns retrograde, this energy tends to be more inward and somewhat restrictive.

Jupiter symbolizes large corporations and financial institutions. This could mean we will see interest rates, insurance, bankruptcies, and foreclosures rise. Programs that help the poor will probably also take a hit.

Jupiter retrograde goes inward and can make some of us jealous and selfish. People my age were often raised with a mindset of lack and that is what retrograde Jupiter feels like too.

A number of us will lose our faith in our elected officials and their ability to help us navigate the turbulence. If I am not mistaken, this is already beginning to play out in the news and on the world stage. Depression and stress could take a prominent position in the lives of those with a Pisces heavy chart.

I wish to avoid doom and gloom as much as possible but I think this energy will affect us all regardless of how much Pisces influences our natal chart. To add to these dark emotions, this retrograde will probably hit us all where it hurts most, our wallets.

I hope I can take own advice in the coming months. As I wrote this, I wanted to say more, even get on my soapbox for a minute, but I didn’t. I realize it would not serve us right and do right by my readers is very important to me.

Wishing everyone a fabulous week ahead. Please remember that the other guy is a human just like you and has his or her own baggage. Try not to judge but rather to show them kindness and compassion.

Smile, spread sunshine, and do good!

Astrology for February 25-March 3, 2018


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Welcome to Pisces!

This past week felt like spring. Since we still have March to get through I’m betting winter will make a comeback soon. I hope when it does come back that it is gentle on the farmers and the crops.

The high point of this coming week is the Full Moon on Thursday. If you noticed, February only had a New Moon and no Full Moon. March will be a repeat of January which had two Full Moons. The second Full Moon in a month is called a blue moon and they don’t come around that often. Having two so close together is indeed a rarity.

This week’s Full Moon will be in Virgo, the sign that rules our nervous system and our intestines. Virgo’s ruling planet, Mercury rules our mind. The best way to use this Full Moon energy is to examine how our thoughts are affecting our body. Actually, examining our thoughts and their effect on ourselves and others is almost always a good thing to do.

There are several good books on the topic of new thought and how it can change and heal us. Bruce Lipton wrote “The Biology of Belief”. Louise Hay wrote the popular book “Heal Your Body” and “ You Can Heal Your Life”. Both of these books show how our thoughts and emotions could manifest as illnesses in our bodies.

There are no major aspects on Monday, but Tuesday Venus squares Mars. This energy is about romance vs sex, with a side order of competition. Yikes! However, if the competitive aspect is channeled well it can be nicely creative and energizing. Some of us might be drawn to impulsively spend money. I hope I can take my own advice here.

Wednesday Mercury squares Mars. Mars is the action planet so this aspect will deal with being overhasty and impatient. There could be a few arguments or disagreements in the mix too. Thoughts are not well executed or there might be some unkind words spoken. It never hurts to take an extra moment to think before you speak. This way we might be more responsive than reactive and hurt others feelings.

Hopefully, Thursday’s Jupiter-Venus trine will bring lots of joy. Both of these planets will be in the water signs of Scorpio and Pisces. Many of us could feel more optimistic, confident and have more faith in ourselves.

The Sun is semi-square Uranus on Thursday. Changes in plans could cause some upset or make us feel a bit out of control. On the other hand, we might be more inventive and seek a different approach or try something new. Uranus does not like to be bored.

Along with the above-mentioned trine, Mercury will also form a trine with Jupiter that runs into Friday. This is a positive aspect the will bring co-operation, positive thoughts, and insights. Noble intentions and huge ideas as we look at the larger picture are additional themes. Details don’t matter so much right now. This energy favors short trips and creative indevours such as writing, studying, or teaching.

Earlier today I was reading a blog from one of my favorite astrologers. She was talking about the tragedy at the high school in Florida. I was pleased to read that she anticipates “meaningful change” coming in the near future. I personally feel like we have tipped the scales over to the side of light and that the dark side is struggling to maintain the control it has had over humanity for more than two thousand years. This struggle for control seems to be playing out in some unprecedented and surprising ways.

Change like this takes time, lots and lots of time. If you are a regular reader you might recall a discussion last fall around the sign of Virgo and Jupiter’s transit through that sign. There were also a number of planets preparing to enter Virgo. Without getting too religious (because I am not religious), I believe this corresponds to the passage in Revelations 12:1-2,

Now a great sign appeared in heaven:
a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet,
and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.”

This is a prophetic passage that many believe to be a sign of end times. I certainly can’t say what this means for sure. I can tell you what I believe it means, however, and please take this with a grain of salt. I believe this celestial pattern signals the shift from the masculine domination of greed and control, the haves, and have-nots to an awakening of the Divine feminine energy of peace, love, compassion, and there is enough for all.

At the very least, we are witnessing the next generation coming alive with a fierce desire for change and entirely different attitude than the adults. And, as I have said in the past, the next three years are going to be interesting.

Wishing an easy week to all. Don’t forget to be kind and smile to all you meet. 

Astrology for February 18-24, 2018


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After a week like last week, well, do I really need to talk about it? I don’t think so.

In the past, you may remember my talking about an aspect called a “Yod” or “Finger of God.” This month there are four of the aspect patterns overlapping each other. They all involve Saturn and Ceres, along with one other planet or asteroid. These are others are Venus, Mercury, Sun, and Juno.

The skinny on this is that the energy began to affect us on 2/13/2018 and will continue to be an influence through 3/16/2018. This energy will focus on abundance, manifesting, and shadow work. How’s that for balance? Manifesting and abundance balanced with going deep into our psyche and what makes us tick.

Sidebar: I am fortunate to have a friend that is certified in Constellation work. This a healing and discovery modality originating in Germany with a man named Bert Hellinger. My friend facilitated a Family Constellation with me last Friday and I have to tell you, the light shined bright on some of my shadows. It will take a while to process it all but I feel lighter now and have more insight into my family dynamic.

A Yod is formed when two planets form a sextile (60°) and a third planet is inconjunct those two planets (150°). All three planets form pattern the looks like a tall, pointy hat. In all of these Yod’s the focal point or the planet that is 150° from the other two, is Ceres. Ceres represents abundance; specifically in relationship to food, nurturing, the mother, and our family relationships.

One of the two sextile points in all four Yod’s is Saturn. This is about structure, hard work, a planning. Between the energy of Ceres and Saturn, we could find over the next month an increased ability to use the Law of Attraction to assist us with prosperity.

The third point in the Yod’s changes. First up is Venus. This Yod is dealing with relationships. Its influence began on 2/17 and will end on 2/20.

The next Yod had Mercury taking the third position. Mercury is all about communication and short trips. This will be communicating of teaching us more about attracting what we want and perhaps shadow work also. This energy begins on the 19th and ends on the 22nd.

The third Yod has the Sun as the third point. The Sun is always about us and how we identify with others. In this case, we will be looking at how we view ourselves as abundant individuals and how easy it is for us to grasp. Most of us have a mindset of lack and poverty that we came into this life with. We need to change this to prosperity mindset. So as difficult as doing this shadow work can be, it will be a good thing for the long term.

The last Yod will bring in Juno. This is all about love and marriage. The message here is commitment. Sounds like Venus doesn’t it? The difference is the seriousness of commitment.

Now for the days of the week.

Today, Sunday, February 18, 2018, the Sun moves into Pisces. This is an energy of unselfishness, dreams, wisdom, fantasy, with a shadow side of addiction, victimization, and self-pity. Perhaps the best use of this transit is being creative. I will have no problem with this one. I have lots of creative project in mind.

Mercury is also in Pisces. He will transit this sign until March 6th. Expect more creative communications, thinking, and expression of those thoughts.

Mars has about a month left Sagittarius before he moves into Capricorn. Until then, anything routine might cause some restlessness. We tend to want more fun things to do. Those with strong Sagittarius energy in our charts might notice that we give up on our projects long before we finish them.

Monday, Venus is semi-square Uranus. We are drawn to the unusual today. This goes for both people and things but we aren’t too attached. Uranus does like his freedom. Relationships could suffer from the rebellious and restless influence of Uranus.

Tuesday Mercury is semi-square Pluto. This is an aspect of suspicions. Instead of giving into that aspect of our thinking, use this energy to get to the root of something that has been on the mind. This could also cause some stress so do your best to avoid it. We have all heard how stress is not good for our health. The problem is, we often don’t heed those words until it too late and we have a real problem.

Wednesday, Venus joins up with Neptune in a conjunct aspect. This energy is seductive and easily swayed by seductive influences. There is also a strong creative energy to this aspect as well as romance and social events.

Friday Mercury is semi-square Uranus. This could cause us to be a bit scatter-brained. Uranus likes to move and change fast. Our conversations might not be well received because what we have to say is not considered all that important to those we are talking too. Some of us will be prone to increased sarcasm.

Friday also brings us Sun semi-square Pluto. This is manipulative energy. Not my favorite but on the other hand, I think we can all be manipulative at times. The best characteristic of this aspect is if we are backed into a corner, it pushes us to go deep inside and find resources we didn’t know we had.

As you have read, this week will probably be stressful for many. I have been trying to lessen my stress levels by staying away from social media and the news even more than I have in the last 6-8 months. Yesterday I discovered the downside to this. I totally missed an online event I was anxiously waiting to attend.

There are several possibilities for what happened and I am not sure which one to blame. It really doesn’t matter anyway. The universe obviously had other plans for me and I was not supposed to participate. However, this is a red flag for me and lets me know I need to pay more attention if I don’t want to miss things in future.

I hope your week brings you nothing but the best possible energy for you. Remember to be kind to all you meet. This is hard sometimes but do your best. You will be glad you did. 

Special Eclipse Edition for February 15, 2018


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New Moon and Solar eclipse February 15, 2018

It is eclipse season. This is one of two times a year when Sun’s orbit crosses the Moon’s orbit resulting in an eclipse of the Sun or the Moon. New Moons represent a time of new beginnings. A Solar eclipse represents a time of change. Change is probably never more true than when the eclipse is in Aquarius, the sign of quick change. The last eclipses of 2017 and first eclipses of 2018 have all been in the Leo-Aquarius polarity. This is said to be good news for those with their natal Sun sign in either sign.

This eclipse takes place and 4:05 pm EST and will only be seen in the southernmost parts of Earth. It begins in Antarctica and moves across the Atlantic toward the southern part of Southern South America. The second eclipse season for this year will begin July 13, 2018, with another solar eclipse and end on August 11 with the last solar eclipse. The last eclipse will be seen over the North Pole, Northern Asia parts of Eastern Asia, and Northern Europe.

Eclipses have historically meant bad news and instilled fear. Our ancestors thought the Sun or Moon was being eaten by a dragon, demon, or an angry god. Solar eclipses are particularly frightful because the sky grows dark, the temperature significantly drops, and the animals begin to act strangely. There is no other celestial event quite like it.

The New Moon of February 15, 2018, is in the sign of Aquarius and is joined by the Sun and Mercury. The placement of Mercury in Aquarius is quite significant. While he rules Gemini and Virgo, he is exalted in Aquarius. This means he as comfortable transiting this sign as his transiting ruling signs. This is good news!

As a result of this transit, all forms of communication can be trusted more than usual. This is a great time to make plans for the summer. I find I do best if making a list. My big problem is that I am so involved in what I am doing right now, that it is difficult to look ahead to the summer. Regardless, I do have some ideas around what I want to accomplish by the autumn.

The last eclipse on January 31, 2018, brought in a lot of energy. It has merged and shifted timelines and awakened many people that might not even be aware of this change. This has raised the vibration of Earth and all that lives on it. It also propels us forward as we move from one dimension to the next and grow our social conscience.

When considering what this might mean for the collective, we need to consider the characteristics of Aquarius. This is the sign of the inventor. It is independent, humanitarian, unconventional, rebellious, and detached. This sign rules weather, electricity, technology, the collective, intuition, astrology, logic, being authentic, and is multidimensional.

When taking all these things into consideration along with other influences like

Mercury’s conjunction with the Sun and Moon at the time of the eclipse, I am expecting the coming months to deal mostly with Earth changes and big weather events, as well as an increased resistance to the unethical. Perhaps this means the #metoo movement will continue to gain momentum o

There is another factor of interest on the 15th. Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion will be in square aspect to the eclipse. This could be good energy for learning more about who you are and what you came here to do. You might get closer to answering the age-old question “What is the meaning of life”. Haven’t we all pondered that at some point?

You could notice an increase in intuitive insights. I am a strong believer in following them but like most of us, I don’t always do that and usually regret it when I don’t. I think we all would be wise to listen to our small voices in the coming months, if not the entire year and beyond. I feel this increase in intuition is one aspect of our lives that is changing permanently.

There are two other planets that will influence the eclipse energy. Venus and Mercury are both within orb and considered conjunct to the eclipse. Mercury deals with communications and local travel. Venus is about relationships. These conjunctions will assist us in finding progressive ways to communicate better with those close to us.

Lunar eclipse energy can last for weeks or months. Solar eclipse energy can be felt for months and up to a year. I expect this eclipse energy to last all year.

Astrology for February 11-17, 2018


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This week is packed with celestial events and seasonal celebrations. Several of our celebrations this week are based on the Lunar calendar. The first one is Fat Tuesday. This is last day of carnival events that began after epiphany and last until Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday for many religious people is the last day to eat rich, fatty food before the traditional 40 days of fasting before Easter, we know as Lent.

Wednesday is the Ash Wednesday or the first day of Lent. Wednesday is also Valentines Day. Thursday is the New Moon and Solar Eclipse. And Friday is another Lunar based holiday, the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Earth Dog.

The Sun is in its last week of Aquarius and next Sunday moves into Pisces. Enjoy this last week of knowledge, originality, and innovation before moving to the illusiveness of Pisces.

Mercury will leave Aquarius this coming Saturday and move to Pisces where he will wait on the Sun to arrive the next day. Mercury in Pisces will lead our thoughts to be more visual and intuitive. We can expect our imagination to also be high. Emotions will be in the spotlight and affect our communications and our thoughts.

Venus was ahead of the Sun and Mercury in moving into Pisces. She switched signs on February 10, 2018. This move will cause our planet of love to become an equal opportunity planet of love and understanding. Most of us have at least ourselves to forgive. This will be a great transit for doing this.

This Venus/Pisces transit will be a rather seductive one too. This reminds me of a song called “Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On” by Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham. Venus in Pisces is tender and affectionate. So get that sexy outfit on and make the best of this energy.

Venus in Pisces can be a bit hard to reach simply because she has an itch she can’t seem to scratch. She wants something that is hard to describe or to fulfill. This could make for a great Valentines Day. The shadow side of this is being elusive or allowing ourselves to be a victim.

Mars continues his tour of Sagittarius. Our ideals drive us. We could also become restless when we feel closed in or confined in some way. When we set our sights high, we run the risk of abandoning a project or losing our motivation before we finish a project.

Saturn is in Capricorn and Jupiter is in Scorpio. Uranus is in the last five degrees of Aries. He is revving up to change signs in May and as you might already know, the last degrees of any sign can be interesting. Uranus rules weather, electricity, the future, and technology. Uranus also breaks rules and brings sudden change. He is often called rebellious, independent, and unconventional. Yes! That is me in a nutshell.

The aspects this week are many. First up in Monday when Mars aspects Uranus. This energy will cause with strong Uranus influence in their charts to feel unsatisfied. Those persons will lean more toward impulsive decisions without considering the outcome.

Monday also Mercury semi-square Saturn. If you find yourself having to re-do something blame this aspect. Getting from one place to another and delays with emails, or other communications are likely. This will be over soon so don’t get frustrated. Just ride this wave.

Tuesday Mercury will square Jupiter. Jupiter will be expanding our communications, possibly to the point of overload. This is not a good time to traveler bringing others over to our way of thinking.

Also on Tuesday, the Sun will sextile Uranus. This is a good time for meetings, joining groups or organizations, and social events. Remember to remain flexible and take advantage of the creative solutions that we might find.

Wednesday Venus is semi-square Pluto. Social interactions could be a bit tense.

Jealousy and possessiveness could make this a difficult time to start a new relationship. Manipulations, romantic disappointments, and power plays could make romance less than enjoyable. Not the best of aspects for Valentine’s Day but now that you know what to look for maybe you will have no romantic problems.

Thursday Mercury aspects Uranus. This is another good aspect for meetings and other organized group events. This aspect is also great for anything that involves computers, science or metaphysics. Intuitive insights might seem to come from nowhere. Creativity and intuition run high and assist us in solving problems in new, inventive ways.

Thursday also brings Venus sextile Saturn. Relationships are steady and stable. You may find you get support or advice from an older person. It is also possible that you hear from an old friend.

There are no major aspects on Friday but Saturday has two for us. The first one is Mars square, Neptune. Look for guidance from unusual places. You might find it difficult to stay centered and organized. Intuition can be strong but avoid new projects or new dealings.

Mercury will be conjunct the Sun on Saturday. Our desires and thoughts are in agreement. Communications will be sharp and open. This is a great time for problem-solving and our words, both written and spoken carry weight.

The last thing I want to talk about is the Chinese New Year. I’ve been thinking about the New Year’s recipe in the cookbook I published last year.

Chinese astrology is based on a lunar calendar so the first day of any year is never the same day like Christmas, Valentines or Halloween. If your birthday is near the end of Jan or early February, you could find your sign is actually in the previous year rather than the current one.

This is the year of the Earth Dog and is the first one since 1958. Dogs are loyal, honest, kind and very sincere. They are not great communicators, however. They have trouble saying what is on their mind. This can give an observer the impression they are stubborn.

Dogs tend to need a quiet life with a good family. They are seldom focused on the evils or ugliness of the world. They put their own interests after the needs of others and always surprised when they are betrayed or hurt.

When Dogs are in the throes of doubt, they see the world as complex and evil. This often leads to a pessimistic perspective. Conversely, what we can expect this year is quite interesting.

Many predict that those who show kindness and generosity to others will see the most benefit this year. The Dog represents integrity and equality. Many are expecting this year to bring positive change for everyone. This includes social awareness and action. The Chinese view the Dog as a fortunate symbol that has the potential for bringing peace.

I sure hope that last part is true. I also wish you a great week ahead and as always, don’t forget to be kind to all you meet and smile.

Astrology for February 4-10, 2018


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Baby, it’s cold outside.


This week I have decided to put the days of the week and aspects first. Just for grins and giggles. I would be curious to know how you feel about this.

Today the Sun is halfway through transiting Aquarius. The Sun is joined by two of our swiftest planets touring that are also touring this sign. The third one, Mars, remains in Sagittarius until March 18. And guess what? There are no major planets in retrograde.

Ceres, considered an asteroid, is retrograde now. This is not a good thing for relationships, especially those of a co-dependent nature. This retrograde is best used for going inward and working on loving yourself more. Don’t we all need to do this? I sure do. Fulfilling your own needs will hopefully encourage others to follow you. In turn, you will be decreasing their dependency on you.

The next planet that goes retrograde is Jupiter and this won’t happen until March 26, 2018, so we have a good time yet of, forward movement. Remember that Jupiter rules the 8th house of other people’s money and sex. This might mean more from the Me Too movement and perhaps the stock market. It could also deal with inheritance.

Mercury is in his next to last week transiting Aquarius. He moves into Pisces February 17. While he is in Aquarius we might find we are drawn to thinking in more abstract and creative or out of the box ways than we normally do. The best part might be that our thoughts are more positive and objective than they might have been when Mercury was transiting Capricorn.

Venus leaves Aquarius at the end of this week. We have had a fast few weeks of our relationships being a touch more unorthodox. At the same time, social relationships have been more freedom-seeking. This is definitely an Aquarian trait.

Mars continues to transit Sagittarius until St. Patrick’s Day. This energy is about how our ideals influence what we do and how we act. We could feel a bit figgety and be needing a change of scenery. Other might need a really good adventure or some sort. However, our ability to complete a project we started is not so good. Instead, we will likely abandon whatever we start.

Uranus is winding up his time in Aries and moving into Taurus. He has already shown signs that this shift will be crazy with earth related events. At least that is what I am predicting. I will probably have more on this as we get closer to Uranus actually changing signs.

Today, as I said earlier, the Sun is halfway through Aquarius. Venus is also square Jupiter. This square energy could lead some of us to overdo in a variety of areas. Watch out for overeating, drinking, or spending. Yes! We often forget that Venus deals with money and finances. We tend to think more along the lines of love and romance. That being said, overstating one’s feelings could be another thing in the overindulgence department that we want to watch out for.

No major aspects for Monday.

Tuesday Venus is sextile Uranus. This will be a great day for meetings, events or anything that treats others with equality and respect. Feeling bold and fearless, we might step out of our comfort zone today when it comes to things in the finance or romance department. This is not, however, a good time to commit to anything in either area. If you just have to spend some money, this is a good time to buy electronics or other technology. It is also a good time for group activities, the arts, the internet, and metaphysics.

Wednesday Mercury is semi-square Chiron. Mercury always deal with communications and travel. Today folks are likely to be careless with their words and end up hurting someone’s feelings when they didn’t intend to. Think before you speak is almost always a good choice, even more so today.

Thursday, no major aspects.

Friday the Sun is semi-square Saturn. The ego wants to be heard today. (Remember this one when you watch the news this weekend.) Saturn pushes us forward if we or the ego begin to feel discouraged. Don’t let any of this get to you if this happens to affect you strongly.

Saturday Venus moves into Pisces

Saturday also brings the Sun square Jupiter. This is restless energy and I think I am already feeling this one. Jupiter is expanding our desires and maybe just a bit too much. Be careful not to overestimate or exaggerate things. Our moods could be all over the place and not so well grounded. This is creative energy if you use it that way, so try to do that and enjoy it!

Next week we have another eclipse in Aquarius. This will be a solar eclipse but not seen in our part of the world. That has nothing to do with us feeling it.

Eclipse energy can last up to a year and often show us things we need to change both personally and collectively. With the eclipse in Aquarius, our lessons will be on the collective, friends, and what we wish and hope for. To me, this is just one more event that will propel us toward our evolution. 

Eclipses can seem good or bad depending on where they fall in your natal chart. If you don’t have your own chart you can do that for free at is a great site for all sorts of info. I will warn you that it can it can be a bit overwhelming at first. In fact, After 20 yrs of using it, I still find it mind-blowing.

Knowing where an eclipse hits your chart can be informative. You could discover both endings and beginnings. However, Solar eclipses tend to show us more beginnings than ending while Lunar eclipses deal more with endings. So you can pretty much bet the farm that something new comes to light of day for you with this coming eclipse.

I think that is it for today. Wishing everyone a great week ahead. Don’t forget to smile and be kind to everyone you meet. You never know what troubles they may have in their life and smile or kind word could be just what they need at the moment.

Astrology for January 28-February 3, 2018


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This week the big news is all about the Moon!

The Moon is full this week, in Aquarius, the second Full Moon this month also known as a Blue Moon, and is a Supermoon. What is is not, is as close to the Earth as the Full Moon on January 1-2, 2018. This Full moon is still sure to dazzle and be worthy of your cameras even though it has moved a bit away from Earth since the last Full Moon.

This Full Moon energy is greatly expanded by the addition of a lunar eclipse. This eclipse will best be seen along the ring of fire in the eastern Pacific, Australia, Russia, and Alaska. While it won’t be seen well in the US, its energy will be felt. That energy will relate to relationships and lack.

This eclipse could trigger changes in our relationships with others. It could bring people together or end relationships. It depends on what is needed. This eclipse could also deal with work, health, and our relationship to our bodies. Eclipses always bring in a cycle of change as we focus more on what we want to manifest in our lives. Remember, with every ending, there is also a new beginning.

If your birthday is on or near the 31st of January, Aquarius is strong in your chart, or planets at or near 11 degrees Aquarius, you will likely be the most affected by the eclipse in 2018. However, the change is not limited to this group and will apply to all of us in some way or another. The intensity might not be as great as with those whose birthday’s are near the eclipse.

Otherwise, in the current chart, there are five planets in Capricorn and Aquarius ruled by Saturn. This includes the planet Saturn. That is a lot of authority, rules, and regulations.

The Sun in Aquarius represents us as individuals. During this transit, we are eager for knowledge, uniqueness, invention. We are more open to new ways of doing things. We are eager to shed the restrictions and structure that Capricorn put on us. Freedom and individuality are what drives us now.

Mercury will be joining the Sun in Aquarius on Wednesday. Our thoughts are will be more outside the box and objective than they were while Mercury was in Capricorn. This is transit for more creative thinking but it could also be a bit more fragmented and a bit ADD than we might like.

Venus moved into Aquarius on January 17, 2018. This love and social relationships on our own terms. Some of us will desire to be both friends and lovers during this transit. Others will only dream about daring to be. Freedom of expression, being unselfish and being fair with others are what moves Venus and us now. Enjoy this transit.

Mars has just entered Sagittarius. This is a restless transit for Mars and we feel it most when life becomes routine or restricts us somehow. We might also set our sights a bit too high and then not be able to finish that project we were so excited to start.

For info about Saturn in Capricorn, refer back to the blog post at the beginning of January.

One thing I noticed this week is how often my disaster app on my phone alerted me to an earthquake. I think I have mentioned in an earlier post and certainly in conversations with a friend lately that I feel like we will see more earth related disasters this spring and early summer. Now I am rethinking this and feel like this shift has already begun. This shift I am talking about it Uranus shift into Taurus.

I forget how slow Uranus moves so it is natural that we might begin to feel this now as the planet that rules electricity and weather moves into the later degrees of Aries. Right now it is at 26 degrees. My intuition is telling me that since we are seeing an increase in earthquake activity this could increase over the next 3-4 months. If you would like to keep up with this as well there are some great apps for smartphones.

One app I have used for years on my computer is Earthquake 3-D. They also have a smartphone app that is good and easy to use. Check it out here:

The app the sends alerts to my phone is Disaster Prediction App. Here is the link for Apple:

and the link for Droids is only $2.99:

In aspects this week, Monday Mercury is semi-square Neptune. This can cause some brain fog and promote daydreaming. I can’t say that is a bad thing but it can get in the way of being as productive as we might like. This is not the best day for making a formal agreement or asking for what you want. Leave these things for a later day in the week, or a later week since the eclipses are coming.

Tuesday the Sun is semi-square Chiron. Chiron is about lessons and healing. During this aspect, we have a strong desire to learn from our experiences and through others. Someone might be looking to you to learn something from. The only problem with any of this is our lacking confidence. Why are we sometimes so afraid to be let our light shine and be different? Step out there and trust your instincts.

Friday Venus is semi-square Saturn. This could bring on some trouble when it comes to relating to those around us. Saturn cools down affections and causes some emotional distance. This is not a good time for things relating to finances. We might end up losing more than we bargained for. We might also be disappointed in matters of the heart or not feel very confident when it comes to social events. This is an aspect best used for reflection and meditation.

Saturday there are two aspects to consider. The first is Mars semi-square Pluto. (Semi-squares seem to be the theme this week.) This aspect can cause us to feel strongly about what we want and make it difficult to feel satisfied. Some of us might even resort to bullying when that is not our usual way of being. It will be important to remain flexible and work on new strategies for making our goals a reality.

The second aspect to look at Saturday is Mercury sextile Mars. Mercury is about being sharp mentally. This aspect will make quick decisions easy. It is a good day for being productive and turning our thoughts into a project that works. Now that you know this you might want to begin thinking about a new project now.

I hope you greet this week with enthusiasm and a smile. Look for the opportunities that show up. You might be surprised where they show up.

Don’t forget to be kind to all you meet. A smile goes a long way.

Astrology for January 21-27, 2018


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My apologies for abandoning you this past couple of weeks. Medical issues sent me to the hospital for the first time in my life. I was amazed to find so many medical folks that embrace alternative methods. My long list of daily herbs and vitamins were added to my prescription list. I guess you can say that Saturn in Capricorn has shaken up my structure.

Did you happen to catch the six-planet stellium in Capricorn on Tuesday? The Sun, Moon-Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto were all in Capricorn. That is a whole lot of Capricorn energy! A whole lot of structure. Saturn is the planet that rules Capricorn and this rulership makes Saturn very happy while he transits Capricorn.

Anytime Saturn moves or changes signs he triggers our natal Saturn to get busy with the work we are here to do. Capricorn rules the 10th house of work so there will be work and career-related issues for all of us during the next three years of Saturn’s transit of Capricorn.

My natal Saturn as an example is in the 12th house of spirituality, endings, healing, the subconscious mind, institutions, hospitals, old age, hidden agendas, unknown enemies, creativity, imagination, art, film, dance, and writing. This all fits in with my own health and my aging mother. Many will say this is all coincidence but I don’t believe in coincidences. I believe the Universe guides us and opens doors to opportunities if we are only willing to see the signs.

This Saturn transit through Capricorn will affect the collective and the individual in so many ways. I am continuing to study it all and plan to write more posts on just this topic as time goes on. For now, we have a lot going for the rest of this month.

The Sun entered Aquarius this past Friday, January 19, 2018, at 10:09 EST. Aquarius is a humanitarian sign that loves to use all it natural talents to help and serve others. This sign is authentic, seeks the truth, enjoys technology, inventive, and intuitive. Aquarian’s and those with strong Aquarian aspects in their charts would do well to pay attention to their intuitive hits or gut instincts. Some folks refer to this as listening to that “wee small voice” inside.

Saturn has historically been the ruler of Aquarius as well as Capricorn. I personally relate best to Uranus’s characteristics of independence and individuality rather than the authority of Saturn as ruler. It is true that Saturn has been ruling longer and Uranus wasn’t discovered until 1781.

Last week we also had a New Moon in Capricorn. This energy could help us bring order to our lives as we begin a new cycle in this earth sign. One of the lessons Capricorn offers is that good boundaries and guidelines can bring us freedom in chaos. This energy can also help us break away from things we need to let go of so we have more room to focus on what matters most and be authentic. We might still need to suck up once in a while to move forward but we won’t need to lie or cheat to reach our goals.

Venus moved into Aquarius last week too. During this transit, we are often more interested in being friends than lovers. Under this influence love, beauty, and finances are fair, impartial, and less selfish than they can be at other times.

This coming Wednesday, January 24,2018, Mercury will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. You probably remember that Mercury is all about thoughts or mental activity, communications, and travel. During this conjunction, we could gain a new perspective on things as new information comes to us. We might also tend to be more investigative and probing as we go about our day in search for truth. The shadow side of this is that we can be suspicious, obsessed, and more manipulative than we like to be. Be aware and be nice.

Thursday Mercury aspects Jupiter in a sextile pattern. This energy is about positive thought and co-operation. It is also great for creative endeavors like writing and teaching. This would be a good time for short trips too. It is also a good time for mental challenges like studying and taking tests. Jupiter is expanding all things mental now.

Friday Venus is square Chiron. This square will cause us to focus more on our differences than our similarities. Good thing this aspect only lasts a short time. Chiron always seems to make us look at something we need to. He is often a catalyst for change and that is usually a good thing.


Next week we have a rare Blue Moon and an eclipse. There are also other interesting aspects to talk about. Again, I want to apologize for being MIA the past two weeks. I Am feeling much, much better and ready to celebrate another birthday tomorrow.

Hope your week is full of love and laughter. Remember to be kind to everyone and smile.