WELCOME AUGUST?

Welcome August!

Wow!  What a way to begin the month with two shootings, one in Texas and the other in Ohio!

Astrology is always reflecting what is going on in our lives and in the world.   So, I looked to see what this could be happening in the world of astrology.

Uranus is the planet or energy representing quick unexpected happenings.  In the last two days, August 3 and 4th, this energy was being activated by the planet Venus.  Venus, for the next 7 years will be the planetary ruler of Uranus.  This makes connections from Venus to Uranus more powerful than normal.

Venus is all about love and values.  I do believe these shootings taking place so close to each other are giving us the opportunity to change our values.  Think of it this way, Uranus signifies events similar to earthquakes.  Oh, yes, did I mention Japan experienced an earthquake 6.9 on August 4th? 

 

Yes, Uranus exemplifies, quick, startling events but not without hints being given along the way.  In other words, the whisperings that the “earthquake is coming!”   What surprises us is, the when, where and how matters will change.  This is what is shocking! 

This same energy affects all of us on a personal level as well.  As Uranus touches our natal astrological energy, we have to incorporate a new way to live in our lives.  We know it is coming; we know it needs to happen and at the same time, we can be complacent by ignoring the warnings.  

Uranus comes to visit us and says, “no more putting off; ready or not!”  We know it’s coming!  We have signs affecting us; broken sleep, a shaking feeling inside, up and happy one minute, and down the next, boredom and restlessness. 

 Ultimately the new way can be refreshing and beneficial.  Uranus is the enemy of smugness or the belief, “I don’t have to change!”

Uranus will change direction on the evening of August 11th.  Why is this date important?  As the 11th approaches we can see erratic events and behavior carrying this “shocking” energy.  August 6th and August 9th will days this energy will be touch once again!

Uranus makes us flexible where we have not been and makes us dig our heels in when we have been too flexible!  It flips us around from where have been way too settled for way too long in our life.  From the outside it looks as if everything has just suddenly taken place, when in fact, it has been coming on for some time!

The people who were born on the 28th, 29th or 30th of any month, can feel the change is coming!  For some people, it can be easy and exciting and for others who are more reluctant, more difficult.

For all of us, BLESSINGS! 

 

When in the Course of Human Events….


In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —

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The Astrological Chart of the United States time of birth, is an approximation based on historical information.  It represents the “birth of a new nation”.   It symbolizes the overall energy of the country as a whole.   This chart shows the “duty” or karma of the country with the placement of Saturn in the house and in the sign it resides in.

So, let’s briefly explore the Sun, Moon, rising sign or ascendant and Saturn in their respective signs and house placements.

The USA has Sagittarius rising or ascending.   It makes this country “larger than life” with Jupiter the ruler.  Jupiter represents foreign people and cultures and along with desire and promise of freedom.   Sagittarius is the sign of the teacher.  In this natal chart, Jupiter is in the sign of Cancer (self-protection) and resides on the cusp of the 8th house (other countries’ resources, power plays and our own transformation).   This is a very important planet ruling this country.  

The Sun in this chart, is also in the sign of Cancer and is placed in the 8th house as well.  Here, we can begin to see a theme emerging; self- protection and other countries’ resources as we on the path of evolution and power.   The Sun is where the country goes to get replenished and strength.

Now let’s look at the Moon, the nurturing energy of the country.   The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius and in the 3rd house of the chart.  Aquarius is all about helping and caring for society, other people’s children and most of all the betterment of humanity!   With Aquarian energy, there are two rulers; the first is Saturn and the other is Uranus.   Therefore, we must look to both of these planets to get a more in-depth picture of the how the “nurturing principle” is expressed.

Saturn is in the sign of Libra (balance, war and peace, Love), however, it resides in, you guessed it, Aquarius’ house!   Saturn being, also, the overall lessons and duty the country has taken on.   Uranus, on the other hand is in the sign of Gemini (communication, networking) and located in Libra’s house (balance, war and peace, love).  Uranus is rebellion while Saturn is traditional.   Uranus brings an unbridle unselfishness while Saturn brings caution but is quite loyal.   Both, carry the Libra energy of bringing into balance anything lop-sided.   The responsibility the United States was born into, is being compassionate for humanity or a beacon of light for the world.   

The Moon of the USA, does not fit in one particular group, but fits in all categories.    One thing is for certain, according to the Astrological Chart, we are a country, of compassion made up of people from all cultures and races.  Each one contributing to the exceptionality of this country, also known as “the Great Experiment”.

By doing a forecast to the Astrological Chart, we can somewhat predict what changes are coming in the near future.  This of course is dependent on the accuracy of the “birth time”.   Assuming we are close to the time of birth, we may see changes as early as July 13 through September 6.  This can be a time of truly getting a clear prospective of what this country is all about especially the expression of the benevolent side of us.  

Now through October 17th, it is our time to evolve and come into balance with our sense of duty and obligations.  We may easily observe this at the end of August and beginning of September.    A new shift will be taking place at the end of August marking a new 48-year cycle.  This change will be a fresh new outlook and handling of money, love, the arts and most of all, a new beginning with appreciation for this country.   Over the next 48 years, we have the opportunity to be thankful we are part of this “great experiment”!

The United States of America exist because of a collective agreement made up of, we the people.  These modifications can affect each one of us in some way.  It can be a time of renewing the dedication to the preservation of this nation and a remembering:

  We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

Happy Birthday to the United States of America!

 

Neptune, Mercury and Eclipses on their way!

Oh yes, they are!   Let’s talk about Neptune first. This Friday, June 21st the planet of illusion and deception will be making a turn in direction to the Earth (this is called retrograde)! Like any planet changing direction, intensity fills the atmosphere for all of us and Neptune is no exception.

The difference with Neptune is how very nebulous this energy is.   It is like a chameleon, with the ability to change and become anything for the moment.  It can be the mirage on the desert, giving hope of quenching the thirst of parched situations.  It is deceptive in one expression and spiritual enlightenment in the other. Neptune’s energy can give a feeling of hopelessness; making things appear to be worse than they are.  Some secrets get exposed when Neptune changes direction and while other become concealed.  

The days leading up to June 21st, these expressions of Neptune can be seen in the news and in the stock market along with fanatics showing up in the most unforeseen places.

In a person’s Astrological chart, if Neptune is touching off a planet or energy in the chart, that person may very well undergo some sense of confusion or may be deceived during the retrograde period.  Likewise, the opportunity exists to meditate and pray to hold on to what a person knows as true.  This is the time to merge with a deeper connection and the Divinity within ourselves.

Turning to Mercury now, the “shadow time” of Mercury is upon us.   Shadow time is actually “preview time” of the approaching Mercury retrograde on July 7th.    In other words, we can be in the midst of decisions and situations that we will reassess after Mercury retrogrades.  It is a time to take notice and understand that we can revise our choices in the month of July.  The retrograde time of Mercury can surface hidden challenges.   It is a great time for studying, window shopping or gathering information for most people.  For those few born at a time when Mercury was retrograde, this period of time is beneficial.

Finally, let’s discuss the Eclipses coming in July.  July 2nd is the Solar Eclipse (new moon) and July 16 is the Lunar (full moon).   Each eclipse set carries with it their own Astrological energy.  When an eclipse is active in a person’s chart, there is usually some sort of ending.  We may hear of news involving younger people that can be the cause of worry and concern. We can be a witness to obsessive behavior should our own personal chart is active by the eclipse.   Two weeks before and two weeks after an eclipse, an event can take place bringing in a change or ending.   It is a good time to utilize this energy to with planned activities without going overboard.  The Eclipses will take place in the signs of Cancer and Capricorn during the time of Mercury retrograde.

This time in June is a time for planning and preparing to dance with the stars!

Blessings to Everyone!

 

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Late Welcome to May! Sweet Taurus!

Hello Everyone and a late welcome to the month of May! 

  

What I thought would be a mild, uneventful month, has turned out to be one of shocking changes! 

So, I decided to go a little deeper into the new beginnings with Uranus (the unexpected and quick changes) going into the sign of Taurus for the first time in 84 years! 

Admittingly, we did have a six month “preview” in 2018 from May until November that help to prepare us for the new changes.    

First let’s take a look at the Taurus energy and what that represents in all of our lives.   

 Taurus is Mother Nature herself, it is self-worth, it represents the arts of all kind, money and our values.  The Bull of the zodiac is a strong but gentle energy that symbolizes what we desire (quality rather than quantity) and look for in people. Love and how we express it comes under this domain. In its finest expression, Taurus is devotion, loyalty, gratitude, gentleness with strength and true tenacity.    

On the other hand, these other qualities can also manifest:  ownership, selfishness, “bull in a china shop” and stubbornness (which I call “tenacity without wisdom”), the tendency to be over indulgent or gaudy. 

Being a Taurus myself, I am familiar with all these qualities and they have displayed themselves at one time or another over the years.   

 When Uranus resides in this sign (which it will for the next seven years), it allows Taurus shows us the areas of life which need to evolve.  Uranus is quick, disruptive, unanticipated, short-lived and transient (think earthquakes or tornadoes).  

 It brings the new ways of expressing, you guessed it, the qualities of Taurus! 

Old, outdated circumstances which have lost their usefulness will demand change. 

Certainly, Uranus does leave a changed life in its wake.  This is where society, as a whole, will be asked to be flexible where we have been rigid and firm where we have been too flexible.  Uranus flips people and situations around!  It moves in a different rotation than the other planets and shows us what has been just under the surface.  The seemly abrupt wave of change has been in the works for some time. Uranus says, “I am coming”!  The hints are given!  Some pay attention and some do not.   

 

We can see changes with money and Wall Street in the next seven years.  Cryptocurrency is a great example of Uranus’ energy existing just under the surface of the normal ways of thinking and understanding money.  

We may very well experience and witness turmoil in our lives.  Bizarre or unusual situations that change from one moment to the next. Our thoughts can jump around from one thing to the next.  Stay flexible is the best advice one can give! 

  

On a personal level, where Taurus resides in a person’s Astrological birth chart, is where Uranus has come to stay for a 7 year visit!  

  

What good comes out of it?  Uranus breathes in new and fresh ways of expressing life!  An excitement and great opportunities come to!  Expanding our vision of what is possible!  Time to have new dreams and to make them happen. 

  

Blessings to everyone until next time! 

April, April, April! New, Old and Balance!

Hello Everyone and Happy Spring!

Well, we survived the Mercury retrograde in March and here we are in April 2019 with Passover and Easter approaching next week.  Happy Passover and Happy Easter to everyone!

The spring holidays have the air of new beginnings while it is also the time to let go of old outdated patterns in our lives.  It is the time of the year to clean out the clutter to make room to welcome new changes!

Are they really coming?  Oh, yes! April 20th marks the time of year when the Sun will move into the sign of Taurus. Love is in the air, flowers bloom and everyone takes a deep breath enjoying the sweet Sun shining on our faces. This year Uranus (sudden and unexpected changes, new beginnings and opportunities) will be making its mark in our lives through the 24th of April.  Hang on and be flexible is the message during these days.

As April 24 approaches, a completely different energy appears with Pluto entering the stage.  We can experience the urge to clean out, discard the old worn out things no longer holding purpose in our lives.   This is when we can see the effects of Pluto (renewing, replenishing, power plays) showing us his muscle and encouraging us to let go of those patterns which no longer serve us. Pluto tends to surface hidden things, exposing them to the light.  No more hiding, end self-defeating habitual patterns that lead nowhere.  Pluto says “you have been treading quicksand for so long, now just let go!”

Are we finished yet?  No, not yet!  Bear with me, please.

April 25th through the 28th, Mars (assertiveness, aggression, courage, action) will be touching off the planet Neptune (illusions, fog, meditation and prayer).  Like all things in Astrology, the energies can be used in a way that is not so useful or in an uplifting way. 

When these two energies meet, the actions (Mars) may expose any kind of deception (Neptune) that has been under the radar.  There are no boundaries with Neptune and coupled with Mars, it can mean no limits with anger expressing itself!

The next day however, Saturn (restrictions, reaping and sowing) will be changing directions as it goes retrograde.  Saturn tends to exert pressure as it is approaching the turn. Saturn is the task master and can definitely weed out any unnecessary patterns, people and things, in our lives.  A debt will have been paid and the karma is balanced.  The opposite can also occur with making commitments as well.

April is quite a changeable month. Great month to put our dancing shoes on and go for it!

Blessings!  

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OH WHEN MARCH COMES MARCHIING IN!

Greetings everyone, as February says goodbye and March approaches over the horizons!

I chose the month of February to take a long needed vacation.   I am back just in time to share a hectic filled March, with everything from Mercury retrograde, Uranus moving into a new expression of money, arts for the next 81 years and ending with a turning point with old ancestral karma!

What in the world does all of this mean?

On March 5th & 6th, seems to be the jump start of events into the month entering as the “Lion” and leaving as the “Lamb”.   

We have the New Moon in Pisces on the 5th and Mercury (communications, decisions, studies) going retrograde.  Once again, interactions, messages, emails, phones, cars, contracts, can and frequently do and need to do again, say again, restate, re-evaluate.  It is however, an excellent time for study, window shopping, understanding what problems have been hidden and emerge in order to find solutions.    Luggage can get lost; cell phones go haywire, and essential to be more alert than normal for car problems or accidents! 

 Of course those who are born with Mercury retrograde escape all of these glitches.   Many writers have this planetary placement in the natal astrological chart.  

Days leading up can become intense as the 5th approaches. My advice is to be more alert than normal and don’t be surprise with setbacks and obstacles should they appear.   Mercury will go direct on the 28th of March.

Now, let’s talk about the 6th of March.   Uranus (new and exciting, unexpected, earthquakes, opportunities and letting go of the old) moves into Taurus for the next 6 ½ years.  On March 1 and 2nd Uranus will make its final exit from the sign Aries,  as Venus  & Uranus makes an aspect together that can be an energy indicating love at first sight!

What can we expect for the next 6 ½ years?      Taurus represents money, love, music, art, self- worth and gratitude, just to mention a few qualities.  With Uranus moving into this sign, it is truly a time of out with the old and in with the new.  Uranus normally is the energy of the Zodiac that causes the changes people have been looking to alter in their lives for the past 2 years.    How it transforms the circumstances is what is shocking and surprising. 

Uranus has an 81 year cycle around the Sun meaning it takes 81 years to go through the 12 signs of the Zodiac.  Moving into the sign of Taurus( money) can bring changes with the stock market after 81 years.  According to one economist, Jonathan M. Finegold Catalan, the 1937–1938 says the dip in the stock market (81 years ago), was due to excessive government regulation and loose monetary policy.  We can observe to see what new policies emerge.

Last May we saw new Earth (Taurus) form in Hawaii and we watched as the “Me Too” movement begin. 

In our own lives, we can check where we are bored, restless, and looking for new opportunities as well as something exciting coming into our world!

Look for a new sound in music coming on the scene in the next 6 ½ years! 

Uranus speeds up time or so it seems.  It definitely accelerates karma (cause and effect).  So when Uranus enters occupies our lives, we must be ready to go in any direction at a moments’ notice.  We have to be on the balls of our feet in order to dance well.  Similarly, with Uranus we have to do the same.  In the areas of life we are too settled, we have to become flexible and where we have been overly accommodating, it is time to be resolved.  In other words, Uranus makes us change or break.  This, my friends is called “Dancing with the Stars”!

As always, blessings to us all!  

Betty

 

 

Happy New Year 2019 to the United States of America!

Happy New Year 2019!

I would like to wish everyone a benevolent new year!  One thing we can count on this year, from an astrological perspective, is one of less volatility! 

What awaits us in this New Year?

I would like to begin the year 2019 with looking at the chart of the United States of America and what we can expect and observe!

In the first part of the year, the USA is going through Saturn transits.  Saturn is reaping what we have sown as a country.  This began January 8th and continues through February 8th. 

So let me share how this can manifest.  Saturn is opposing the sun sign of this republic.  Saturn comes around when things are off balance and slows everything down to take a long hard look at what needs to change to bring back stability. 

So what do we, the people and the nation, need to balance?  The actual will (energy) and intent of the country needs to be brought into a sense of balance. 

We are reaping patterns and intentions for the last 15 years.  What direction have we been going? The first quarter is the time to define what it is we desire for this great land and for ourselves.

In its natal chart, the United States of America has a duty to all people.  This is the duty (Saturn) reflected at the time of its birth.  Obligations in any Astrological chart, do not cease, it just evolves hopefully to become greater in time. 

The Sun sign of the chart falls in the house of “other people’s money”.  In this case, it is other countries.

All this right now is giving us “previews” of things yet to come in 2019.  The Saturn energy (karma) comes again for a much longer period of time at the end of July and will continue until November 6th.  This will be the time the balances will be levied upon us, willingly or unwillingly.  Saturn brings physical changes as it carries no judgments and simply says, “here is what you have sown and here is what you reap”. 

Remember the virtuous actions will also be reaped!

The USA does show a turning point time from June 21 through October 3, when the power and disruptive energy of Uranus comes on the scene! 

Uranus will be squaring the nodes (the life direction) of this country, which is to be a leader in this world.  We may see the changes the country has been working toward although it may come in unexpected ways and bring some surprises.  So expect the unexpected!

On August 31, the Venus energy (love, money, music and art) will be moving into a new sign for the next 30 years.  Venus moves into its own sign of Taurus!  This is a powerful position and will bring new patterns regarding all Venus rules.  

This goes along with 81 year changes starting March 5 with Uranus moving into the Earth sign of Taurus as well.  Last May through November 6, we saw a glimpse of some of the differences which will manifest. 

New Earth was certainly being formed in Hawaii, along with the “Me too” movement, which is fitting since Taurus is also about appreciation and self-worth.  Taurus brings about quality not quantity.

Lastly, the USA, has two 30-year shifts coming; the first June 1 with Solar Arc Jupiter moving into the 1st house of the United States.  This can change our relations with other countries and our goodwill toward people.

The other shift takes place October 13 with the Solar Arc Nodes (life direction) moving into the house of children.  Hopefully this will keep our attention and focus with the children and their well-being.

The Astrological Chart of the United States is manifested through its citizens.  The collective energy will be apparent with how we respond individually to the changes and how much we nourish the positive expression of the “Stars”.

Bless the people of the United States of America!

2018....Ending! Out with the Old and in with the New!

As 2018 comes to an end, we can look toward the future cycles through the medium of Astrology.

   2018 has been riddled with ups and downs and many changes throughout the year.   As the sea of life has calmed, it is time to look around and take stock of all that has taken place. 

One of the most powerful glimpses of the future was given to us from May 15 until November 6th.  Uranus (sudden changes, earthquakes, new beginnings and opportunities) moved in and out of the sign of Taurus (money, music, the arts, gratitude and self-worth). We saw changes in Hawaii with the volcanos and new earth being formed, the stock market going to extremes, the “me too” movement and many other things.

Uranus was ending a cycle born in 1935.  For now, we are finishing up that cycle and will enter into this new 81-year cycle regarding Taurus ruled energy on March 6, 2019 for the next 7 years.

 Uranus comes in and says” out with the old and in with the new”!  It is a time of trial and error so we may easily see quick changes when something isn’t working.  Uranus gives us the appearance of being sudden and unexpected when in actuality it has been in the works behind the scenes for some time.  It can seem different and strange while we adjust to the new ways.  It is always a good idea to observe the hints life gives to us prior to those changes.  An example is to observe the patterns going on in the stock market. (money)

So how does all this affect the individual person?  Over the next 7 years, each one of us will encounter an area of our lives that is ruled by Taurus energy, where we can find a phase of our life transformed.  Prior to these transformations, we can find ourselves bored, tired or restless for something new and different to begin.  Those who can adapt to the changes will experience a renewal of life and those who stand as a mighty oak may find themselves broken.  It is a time to be flexible where one has been rigid or where a person has been too malleable; it is a time to hold their ground.

  As daunting as this may seem, rest assured it is a time of breathing in new youthful, life energy; a time of discovery, excitement and opportunity!

There are many areas of their lives where people may feel this shift in life depending on their natal chart. As 2019 progresses, the people born from the 18th of any month through the 26 th, will be the ones feeling the pressure of Uranus’ mighty energy changing their identity, will and intention. 

 As we bid farewell to 2018, I wish many benevolent blessings to all of us in 2019!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

NOVEMBER......WHAT'S UP!

I pull my head out of the cave, looked around and asked “Is it safe to come out yet?”.  So much has changed and yet things still appear to be somewhat the same! 

In the month of October everything started moving again after being stagnated throughout the summer.  

Lovely, and normally kind, Venus went retrograde on October 5.  Venus is about love, money, beauty and kindness; however, when it retrogrades it may act more like Mars,(aggression, anger, war, bullying and yet, courageous at times). We can see the expression of these emotions throughout October and up to the events of  recent shootings in Pennsylvania and California as well as the emotionally charged elections.

This month, the 16th of November promises a shift as Venus goes direct in the morning and things begin to move forward.  (sigh)  

Don’t get too comfortable though the evening of the 16th Mercury goes retrograde!  Unless you have Mercury retrograde either in your natal chart or in what is called a progressed chart, this is not the best time for making hard or long lasting decisions!  For you folks born with this configuration, you are finally going to be able to be heard.  It is your time to shine like the genius you are!

For the rest of us, any choices, conclusions, rulings may simply have to be adjusted and/or basically dropped. It is also not a great time for executing contracts unless they have been thoroughly and properly vetted.

Mercury rules communications of all kinds, cell phones, travel, cars, etc.  You get the picture.  People can make incorrect assumptions when reading emails or misunderstand what a person is trying to convey.  Have patience!  The most vulnerable times are the 15th, 16th and 17th.

 Be more alert than normal when driving and be prepared for delays.  

If this were not enough, we have one more event this month with Neptune going direct on the 24th . This is the planet that connects us and yet can be expressed as deception, delusion, trickery and making things seem worse than what they are.  This planet can bring in sadness as well.

In what universe could this be good?  The other side of this powerful and illusive planet is true compassion and also trusting what you know to be real.  Meditation and prayer help to see things more clearly.  

In the days leading up to Neptune going direct, it is very likely we will see the surfacing of any hidden or misleading statements, as well as any deception in the stock market or the government. 

The 23rd, 24th and 25th of November can be the most susceptible times.

Faith, love and compassion are always the virtues we can offer to this world.

Be kind and sweet to oneself.  2018 is nearly over……..!

 

 

 

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"TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON!"

 

Welcome September!  Oh, yes!

 Welcome Virgo!

 Goodbye to a lovely but changeable summer!

I feel relieved already don’t you? 

All the signs are in all Astrological Charts!  So when I hear someone say, “Oooo, I don’t like (pick a sign)”, I hear, “I don’t like those qualities of the sign in me!”

Depending on your time of birth, Virgo falls in one area of your life or the planets we came in to this world with can play out in Virgo’s house.  Either way, Virgo does have an influence on us and how we use energy and how it plays out in our individual life.

Me, I love Virgo!  It is possesses that part of us who sees detail and wants to fine tune things as we are looking for perfection all the time!

Alas, Virgo is already pretty perfect!  The weather certainly is even perfect this time of the year; cooler days and pleasant evenings.  It is the harvest time and gathering time of the year.

In its finest, the Virgonian side of us gives great feedback.  Sometimes, however, we find Virgo energy taking the form of criticism instead.  Either way, it is with the hope of becoming greater!  I have found in my own life, great feedback is far more productive!

Virgo rules the senses and yes, they are very refined.  Hearing, seeing, taste and smell all become more acute!  Many Virgos have the ability to play music by ear!  All around the senses are far more enhanced.  Examples of talents would be great photographers, singers, chefs as well as editors!

Virgo rules the assimilation system in the body.  Frequently, the Virgo energy calls for very particular foods to be eaten; otherwise we may see a variety of allergies appear!  There is an attribute of sensitivity to everything dealing with the senses.

Service and knowing how to serve are second nature to the Virgo.

Mother Teresa has 6 of her planets in Virgo.  She continues to be the example of a person serving this world with love and no nonsense.  What a great model she was!

As a boss, the Virgo will work alongside his or her employees.  Because of their abilities for detail, they have the capability to show and teach each step of the way.

Which brings me to the supreme virtue of Virgos; the quality of discernment!  In Virgo’s greatest manifestation, discernment trumps discrimination, criticism or disapproval.

Generally the Virgo energy can be shy when backed into a corner.   Yet, Virgo is that part of all us where we establish boundaries.    The word “NO” is usually told to us with style, in order to keep boundaries from being crossed.

Where would we be without these great talents?  Perfect? Oh, yes!

In fact, this is the ultimate perspective we can have by recognizing, how very naturally Virgo exists within us!

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THE VIRGOS IN THE WORLD!

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OH AUGUST, RETROGRADE, RETROGRADE, RETROGRADE, ETC,

OH AUGUST, RETROGRADE, RETROGRADE, RETROGRADE, ETC, ETC, ETC?

Half way through this month, I have decided to write a blog about what has been going on and what is coming up for us!

 In astrological terms, we have Mercury retrograde, Uranus now retrograde, Mars continues to be retrograde, Saturn retrograde, Neptune retrograde and yes, but no way least, Pluto retrograde!

My goodness!  Retrograde is an apparent motion of moving backwards regarding the speed of a planet in relationship to the Earth.  The best analogy is two trains passing one another and one appears to be moving in the opposite direction.  Retrograde also means retiring or retreating.

Along with another eclipse on August the 11th, this month has been challenging in many areas of our lives as a whole and in our personal lives, depending upon what energy is being activated in a person’s natal chart.

Old patterns, memories, unfinished business has been up front and in our face so to speak.  With Mercury retrograde it is truly a time for exploring options, gathering information, trial and error to find solutions.  For most people, after Mercury goes direct, making a more lasting decision will be more beneficial.  Mercury will go direct on August 19th.

This month we will see some changes with Mercury and Mars going direct.  These two planets will be a time of moving forward with our decisions and the feeling of stagnation will be lifted. 

If you begin to notice people or yourself becoming impatience, annoyed, or plain old angry, you can be sure Mars, the planet of war and courage will be moving into a direct movement.  As the end of August approaches, this can be more and more evident.

 

The best part of August, however, comes with the planet or energy of Venus, blessing us, in one or two areas of our lives, depending on a natal chart.   This occurrence happens once every 18 months for a period of 4 to 5 months.    Here is where boons can take place with little or no effort!  Smooth sailing and minimizing troubles in other regions of our lives.  Thank you Venus!

Finally, all these fluctuations will guide us into the month of September, where yes, more adjusts will be on their way!

Many blessings to us all!

 

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Oh July! Eclipses, Mercury Retrograde and What Else????

Hello everyone and welcome to July!

Where to start?  First let me list what changes are taking place this month and then the explanation!

Jupiter going direct on the 10th

2 eclipses (12th and 27th)

Mercury Retrograde July 27th

Each one of these astrological formations can have significant outcomes.  Let’s take Jupiter to begin with.  Jupiter is beneficial, larger than life in many ways.  It is benevolent and carries no malice of its self, however, when Jupiter touches any energy (planet), it can only exaggerate what is already there.  An example of this would be if Jupiter touches Mars in a person’s chart and who is angry, the anger can get magnified.   When a planet changes direction, those days leading up to that date, we can feel pressured.  That is when a planet goes "direct or retrograde" which is the apparent motion in relationship to the speed of a planet and the speed of planet Earth.

Eclipses tend to express ENDINGS under different circumstances.  We have a Solar (new moon) on the 12th and a Lunar (full moon) on the 27th.   Each pair of eclipses carries with them their own astrological arrangements.  The rule of thumb is an event taking place in a person’s life, if their astrological birth chart is being activated by the eclipse, is two weeks before and two weeks after the event; giving us a 6 week interval of time of influence.

This particular pair of eclipse will be dealing with unhappy news about relationships and friendships. Unexpected events as well can occur, however, even if things look gloomy, the results will ultimately be positive.  

Finally, let’s talk about Mercury retrograde.  Talk is definitely a key word for Mercury!  Communications, communications, communications are the concerns when Mercury retrogrades.  Mercury governs cell phones, decisions, plane trips, cars, etc.  The retrograde motion seems to cause turmoil for most people.  There are exceptions to this rule and which is a person who has Mercury retrograde in the Astrological chart. 

Mercury retrograde is going back over and revisiting choices previously made, from July 10th on until July 27th.  It is a time, after Mercury retrogrades, to be guarded with driving, purchases, contracts, unless of course, Mercury is retrograde in your chart. 

It is a year of great change and challenges!  Alas, August will also carry its fluctuations.  Most importantly, we have the opportunity to keep on moving, changing and evolving!

 

Welcome June the Longest Month of the Year??

Welcome to June, the month with the longest day of the year.

With the changes we have already witnessed and the changes taken place this month, we may see it as the longest month of the year!

In the past couple of months, April and May, we have seen Mercury (communications) go direct,

Saturn ( reaping and sowing) go retrograde, Pluto (re-doing, power plays) go retrograde and the most powerful change, Uranus (earthquakes, sudden changes) move into a new sign, Taurus (money, music and self -worth) for the first time since 1935!  I am tired already!

Perhaps I should explain the meaning of the “retrograde” movement is before we look at June.

It astrological terms, it is a time when we reconsider some of our past decisions or actions we have performed.  It can also include those issues we didn’t act on at all.   All this takes place internally if our individual energy or astrological configuration is being touched by all a retrograde movement.  Otherwise, we can observe what changes are happening in politics, stock market, and Mother Earth herself.

Uranus, of course, represents new, exciting, different and sudden changes dealing with money, music, the arts, self-worth and most of all, gratitude.  Uranus says “out with the old and in with the new”!  Uranus transits are a time for flexibility and allow us to see what is going to stay and what maybe temporary!

So back to June and what can we expect this month?  

Neptune, the planet of deception and illusion makes its retrograde turn on June 18th.   This “God of the Seas” planet can make things look worse than what they are as well as bringing things to light that has been hidden.  The days leading up to this change can be most intense.  Many times, people can be completely deluded at this time.

Watch out for truths being revealed about the stock market and politics.  We can see where we, as a people, have been deceived.  Grrrrrrrr!

On the 26th of June, Mars, the planet of war goes retrograde for the first time in 2 1/2 years!  This is where will see action and change!  The area that Mars activates in a person’s  astrological chart, will be a place of great activity for 6 months.  For the general public, Mars can generate anger, proving the ego is right but Mars can be immense courage!  Again the days leading up to this can have people as a whole, aggressive and irritated!

 

Blessings to us, until next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome April and the Sweet Changes!

Welcome Spring, Welcome Home from Spring Break and Welcome to the month of April!

April Fool’s Day on Easter and Passover, definitely an interesting way to welcome the month April.

Have you notice Mercury is retrograde?  Yes, since the 22nd of March.   This curious, decision making, communitive planet has been causing us to re-evaluate events and choices we have made.  Don’t worry though Mercury goes direct on April 15th!   What does this mean from an Astrological perspective?

Whatever conclusions we have come to, we may change our minds.  Spending time gathering information or window shopping can be some of the best use of Mercury while still in retrograde.  Once Mercury goes direct, for most people, it is probably a more suitable time for final decisions.  There are exceptions to this rule, such as a person was born with Mercury retrograde in their natal astrological blueprint.

So what more can we expect in April as the weather shifts from winter to spring?   The planet Saturn will also change directions this month along with mighty Pluto.  Watch changes in the stock market as directional shifts seems to influence the energy of money!

Saturn being the task master and the energy of “reaping what we have sowed”, slows everything down to generate a balance whether we recognize the need for it or not. 

This time is a new beginning for Capricorns born December 29 through the 31st who will be reaping from the last 30 years of their lives.  Remember the word balance.   As April 17th approaches, it would not be unusual to feel the pressure Saturn can bring.

We conclude the month of April with one more change as Pluto will also go retrograde on April 22nd.  Pluto is a powerful energy of destruction and renewal.  Pluto destroys those patterns and circumstances that have out lived their purpose and either need to be discarded or redone in a new and more evolved way.   Pluto can sometimes feel like a slow death is occurring in society and in our personal lives.

Of course this would make sense since Uranus will be moving into Taurus for the first time 84 years in the month of May!   We are at the end of patterns that began in 1935.  

So as we prepare for new beginnings, it is always a good time to learn to dance with the stars.

Blessings till next time!

 

 

 

 

 

AND THE TIMES, THEY ARE A CHANGIN'

 

Hello and Welcome!

Recently my life was “put on hold” so to speak for the past 2 months as my focus in life became my family.

As I looked at my Astrological Chart, the planet, Uranus was being the most prominent energy being activated.  Uranus brings us change and quickly and most of all, circumstances unexpected!  Uranus also rules Earthquakes on this Earth and in our lives!

During such times a person must become flexible where one has been unbending and digging their heels in the areas where “anything goes”!

Regardless of the situations, even if temporary, Uranus leaves quite a wake behind.  We can be assured after Uranus leaves us, returning to once was, has vanished!

Everyone has Uranus in their Natal Astrological Chart.  Here is where we can observe the genius rooted in the heart of the person.  Uranus brings great opportunities as well.  Have you ever come to place where you find yourself bored, impatient, or perhaps looking for something exciting?  These are all the markers of Uranus on the way to visit your life for a while.  Perhaps there is the heart racing with the knowing something is about to happen.   These all the signs of Uranus coming!

It takes Uranus 84 Earth years to rotate around the Sun.  In Astrology, we break this cycle into four 21 year cycles that are quite noticeable in our personal lives.

On May 15th, Uranus will move into the sign of Taurus for the first time in 84 years!  Some of things Taurus represents is, music and the arts, money, Self-worth and Gratitude. In the next 2 months, we are ending this 84 year cycle regarding all this qualities and more!   For sure, the ME TOO MOVEMENT, is symbolic of the “self-worth” part of Taurus!

When mixed with Mars, the planet or energy of war, Uranus can become a volatile state of affairs! President John Kennedy, for instance, was born with this configuration.  

From May 13th until the 17th of May as Uranus enters into this new sign for the first time in 84 years, the planet Mars will be welcoming Uranus in a most powerful way on a globe stage.

I invite you to observe in the next two months, the completion of what was new ideas back that was considered a bit radical for the times in 1935.  I believe we are entering into a new era in many ways. 

If a personal Astrological chart is active at this time, of course, unexpected changes can certainly take place in a person’s life.  We do survive!  Every person has the opportunity to experience the suddenness of Uranus at the very least, every 21 years.

What benefits come out the rubble?  A renewal of life, evolution, freedom and certainly growth!  Uranus brings new opportunities bringing brilliant ideas and inventions and the hope of new cures for diseases!  

 One thing is for certain, we will become flexible and learn to dance with the stars; for the times, "they are a changin'!

 

 

USA IS SUBJECT TO ASTROLOGICAL ENERGIES TOO!

The United States of America is subject to the astrological energy influence just as each one of us is.

It is no wonder as of January 20, 2018, we have a government  shut down as Saturn (balance, karma, reaping what is sown) is making a square aspect to Venus ( money ).  In other words, it is time to put the brakes on wherever there has been an abuse of money.  We will see a temporary lift of this energy on the 24th of January.  Don’t be fooled as this is the year to bring in balance with government spending regardless what the Congress or the Presidency does.  As with all Astrological configurations, we will witness how this powerful task master (Saturn) plays out!  This is simply a “preview” of coming attractions later this year.  Watch the months of July through October.  If the lessons are not learned, we will have a few months to get right!

An even more important change is coming February 8th and 10th!  On the 8th of February, Mars (aggression, courage) will be moving into the 1st house (independence or impulsive, also war and courage), for the first time in 2 ½ years, Mars is indicating a new pattern ready to unfold.  Mars in this position gives power and courage to finally go for it!  It is quick and decisive!

Two days later, we begin a new 30 year pattern as the Solar arc ascendant will leave the house of power plays, back stabbing (8th) and moves into the 9th house (Diplomacy, Foreign people, Religion, Politics).  I do believe we can see the Congress changing how they represent the people of this country (after all, it is an election year)!

The Solar Arc Ascendant moving into to a new area for the next 30 years is a big deal!  The 9th house in a chart can sometimes be larger than life!  Exaggeration is not unusual or can be foot in mouth disease or the possibility of “over the top”, promising more than can be delivered.  Anyway we look at it, a new form of governing is about to unfold.  Perhaps we will see the people of the USA letting congress know what we like and dislike.   Just like in Great Britain, Parliament runs that country on behalf of the Queen; here congress runs the country on behalf of “we the people”.

What else can we observe as we finish up old patterns and bring on the new?  From now until the month of May, we will be finishing up an 84 year pattern as the mighty and unpredictable planet, Uranus moves into the sign of Taurus!   What does this indicate?  A pattern began in April 1935, regarding love, money, music, self-love and most of all, gratitude.  All the qualities Taurus represents changed way back then.  Uranus itself brings new ideas, times of trial and error, temporary situations and shocking unpredictable events.  Where things are too flexible, Uranus can make us more conservative.  Also, where things have been too conservative, it is a time to expand outward and become more tolerate.     Like all Uranus transits……change is inevitable!

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HOW WILL THE STARS WELCOME ..2018?

WELCOME 2018!

How will the stars welcome 2018?

Right now we have the opportunity to see previews of coming attractions for 2018!

In this blog, I will be focusing on one of them.

Saturn, the planet of karma and balance has recently moved into the sign of Capricorn.  Saturn itself is ruled by this sign of the mountain goat, and will be at home in his own sign for the next two and a half years!

The area where Capricorn is active in your chart, indicates where you will be reaping what you have sown for the last 30 years of your life.  If you are not yet 30 years old, this will be a new experience for you and your relationship with balance.

We all know it, where we need to make changes, and approximately 9 months before this change comes, we begin to contemplate where we would like our lives to be more balanced.

Of course, when people hear the word Karma, they automatically think of “good” or “bad”.  In all actuality, it is neither.  Saturn simply gives back to us whatever energy we have put out there; no more, no less!  There is no need to fear this remarkable energy.  It gives us foundation and structure.

Regarding world events, it is time to pay the piper and have less wobbling.  The stock market is a great indicator of one place where the imbalance might be.  A great teacher from India once said that when something has gone too far, a law of nature is broken and the opposite must occur.  Saturn is the enforcer of this law. 

Two things come about with the energy of the ole mountain goat, one brings balance, self-effort and Grace, while the other face of Saturn can definitely bring restrictions until the lessons have been learned or until we have more mature way of doing and seeing things.

As an example, those born with the Sun in Capricorn might begin to feel older during this time.  If one has worked too hard, it will be time to slow down.  While those Capricorns, who have not made so much effort, it will be time to roll up the sleeves and put forward determination and sweat!

Most people fail to see the Grace Saturn brings during these times.  I believe it is essential to acknowledge the efforts that have been made and enjoy them.  This too, is reaping!  Sometimes, it can be difficult to see the Grace among the perceived restrictions; however, learning to dance with the energy of the Universe can be very rewarding in itself.

 

Overall, the next 2 ½ years should be interesting time to observe new beginnings in our lives and this world.

 

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Neptune, Mercury Retrograding! Oh December!

We have just completed one of several upcoming holidays, Thanksgiving. 

The one holiday of the year, reminding us to express the virtue of Gratitude. 

Several things occurred from an Astrological position, leading up to the day of Thankfulness.  First of all, Neptune, the planet or energy of hidden things and illusions, began to pick up speed in relationship to the Earth, on the 22nd of November when it went direct.  In the news, many hidden activities from some famous people were exposed.

 

 Along with Neptune going direct, we were, and are, in the thick of seeing “previews” of Mercury

(Energy of communications, decisions) going retrograde on December 3rd.  What does that mean?

 

Mercury includes all kinds of communications and decisions.  Since the 15th of November, we have all been given glimpses of some of the situations and choices we have made, and may revisit once again, when Mercury retrogrades on the 3rd of December.

For people who have the wonder of Mercury retrograde in their Astrological charts, this period of time gives them an open door to be heard and more, these people will have their choices stand firm.  It is their time to shine!

Mercury retrograding, may very well surface up problems that were hidden from us since we made our decisions.   Mercury appearing to be going backwards,  is a great time for studying, window shopping, assessing, trial and error and making decisions that will be temporary.

What it is not good for is long term decisions and contracts, getting cars worked on and traveling!  It is a time of redoing.  There may be many returns after the gift giving season is over as Mercury stays retrograde until the 22nd of December.

 

Let’s get back to Neptune for a moment, simply because of all the hidden activities we have seen occurring.  Heroes falling from Grace, women and men finally feeling safe to come forward and exposing the sexual abuse that everyone knew about and no one talked about!

On December the 3rd as well as Mercury retrograding, we have a full moon with the Sun in the sign of Sagittarius and the moon in the sign of Gemini.   Both the Sun and Moon will be triggering, yes, you guessed it……Neptune once again.  I feel sure we will be made aware of more concealed activities.

People born on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th of a month as a Pisces, Sagittarian, Virgo and Gemini, Libran or Leo, can feel the influences of the powerful God of the Sea, Neptune. 

Neptune, in its most enlightened manifestation however, is true compassion for all humanity.   It is the empathy we feel for each other in times of difficulties.

With the holidays of Giving coming upon us, we certainly have the opportunity to illuminate the virtue of Kindness which exists in each of our Hearts!

 

I wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANNUKAH, HAPPY SOLTICE AND HAPPY KWANSA! 

 

ME TOO!

Hello Everyone,

Let’s get right to it! 

 ME TOO!

  After all this time of the year, the Sun is in the sign of Scorpio and yes, we all have it somewhere in our Astrological Charts!

Sexual abuse has gone on for centuries and now it is being exposed out in the open for all to see.

Men and women have been subjected to the humiliation of sexual predators and have remained silent.  Why?

Through the Astrological chart, several things show the potential of sexual abuse and why we are silent about it”  

First, the position of Pluto in a person’s Astrological chart, is key in delineating where the area of darkness may possibility take place.

  Pluto represents our deepest secrets and shame as well as our addictive patterns we may have inherited.  These can be blueprints of unfinished business from other times.  Pluto represents dominance over another as a way of being powerful!  Pluto can also represent where we are attracted to the shadow side of ourselves and the shady side of society. 

The shame side of Pluto enters when we place judgement on human qualities and suppression comes into our lives.  Rather than Pluto being our passion for something, it becomes our obsession and our shame.

Not to give Pluto a completely bad rap, carried within, Pluto energy is also the power to transcend habitual patterns, heal others and evolve to the greatest unfoldment of consciousness.  This is where we can contribute to others from a place of complete unselfishness and be like the Phoenix rising from the Ashes!

Displays of sexual energies are also expressed through the planet Mars!  Mars represents our actions.  It is how we convey our sexual desires. 

Let’s take Harvey Weinstein’s chart as an example since he is right upfront in the news these days. 

Harvey was born in Flushing New York on March 19, 1952.  Even without his birth time, we can see several indications of possible manifestations regarding power, sex and manipulation indicated in his chart.

Pluto energy is retrograde in his Astrological Map, and we know with the retrograde motion, Harvey is re-doing all matters regarding manipulation, sexual expression and most of all power.  He came into this world already knowing “how to manipulate” and was also given the opportunity to use this energy for the good of all.

Pluto is also in his Solar house of self-worth.  Here is the corner of his life where, the power of Pluto is tied up.  It is the house of money, artist talents and his measure of self-respect and unfinished business.

 What about the position and force of his Mars?   Mars is in the sign of Scorpio!  Pluto and Mars both rule Scorpio.    The combination of Mars and Pluto is like pouring fuel onto a fire! 

Pluto is hidden and Mars is upfront!  Self-worth and the virtue of appreciation are the indeed his lessons to learn.

 Many times with Pluto, it looks as if a person will “get away” with an action however in the end, if the energy is not used for the benefit of the others, it will ultimately turn on a person and bite them. 

 The combination of Mars and Pluto can easily manifest as the “bully” and/or the “sexual hunter”.  Like all Astrological make-up, a person’s consciousness defines how the energy will unfold.

Finally looking at a person’s chart can also indicate not just the expression of Pluto or Mars, but also the potential of confronting people like Harvey Weinstein in our lives. 

The power associated with Mars/ Pluto also can manifest as enormous courage defending right action and the rights of others!

 Like all things, our Love for our own self determines how our lives unfold.

 

Good Bye Summer and Welcome Autumn!

 

Greetings and Welcome Autumn!

After a very challenging Summer, WELCOME AUTUMN!

One of the most challenging  things we can sometimes go through is gettingback to a routine after coming back from a vacation, a business trip and yes, tragedy. 

Since the eclipses back in August, Uranus (unexpected events) retrograding, Mercury retrograding and going direct (Communications and decisions), and Saturn going direct (Karma, cause and effect), we have had our lives disrupted.   People are finding routines have been disrupted and we left “different and not the same.”

Even those of us who were not part of the hurricanes, floods and earthquakes, have also been affected.  How is that?  From the perspective of Astrology, we can look to Pisces energy and 12 house influence.

  Pisces has no boundaries.  It represents the ethers among the 5 elements of the Universe.  Here is where we are all connected consciously or unconsciously.  What happens to one of us causes a ripple to reach out and touching all of us however small the wrinkle may be.

Every person has every sign in their Astrological Natal Chart.  Remember the signs embody energy and the houses symbolize the area in life this energy is expressed. 

A person may be a Libra (partnerships, balance) for instance and still have 12th house expression (secrets and no boundaries) hmm, or perhaps someone is a Pisces expressing the no boundaries in the 5th house (Leo house) of playing and having fun!

For sure, we all have this connection manifesting somewhere in our lives.  In both the 12th house and with Pisces energy, true compassion is one of the highest expressions we can witness and express.   One has to then define what compassion actually is.  For some it is playing the martyr for others it can be self-denial or self- undoing and for another, compassion is doing what is necessary.

Pisces energy is powerfully hidden from our consciousness most of the time.  Think about the magic and power of thought.  We cannot see thought, we can however, see the result of thought.  Pisces represents inner thoughts and beliefs within the recesses of our own mind.  And how powerful are those thoughts?  These invisible forms of energy practically run the show after all! 

The 12th house represents the area where we go when we have had enough from the outside world.  Here is our “retreating place” for one reason or another.   We find in this house what many people are thinking but no one is saying out loud.

 A great example of this is Mahatma Gandhi!  He had his Sun in Libra in the 12th house.  He loved freedom (no boundaries) and was a “voice” for the millions of people who also desired freedom and yet kept their thoughts and beliefs about independence to their own self. 

Yes, we are all connected through our thoughts, inner feelings and beliefs.

So if you are finding yourself tired, sad and or perhaps finding it difficult establishing a routine and getting back to normal, it just maybe that “normal” for all of us has changed.

Our prayers and good wishes also carry “no boundaries”.  Pisces and 12th house area is where through positive thoughts, positive beliefs, and boundless compassion, we do have the ability to uplift this world even in the most difficult of times.

In three days, we will experience Pluto going direct.  We can witness the stock market going through extremes, power plays intensifying, and in our own individual lives, should Pluto (re-doing, letting go, transformation) be touching our personal astrological charts. 

We are in times of great change.  Our POSITIVE thoughts and Blessings carry just as much power as the negative and defeating ones.   

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