Monday, February 19, 2018

Libra Full Moon for March 31 2018--Poised and Ready for Action

















The Shift is Imminent


If the world does not wake up with the Libra Full Moon chart for March 31, 2018, I don't know when we will finally hear the clarion call. This chart contains a whopping Cardinal T-Cross that contains all the heavy player. The only Cardinal Sign not represented is Cancer--which represents nurturing and intuition. The only energy not present at the table is the Divine Feminine. But, wait a minute...

The Divine Feminine shows up at 11 degrees. The Aries Sun and the Libra Moon are at 11 degrees. And 11 degrees shows up many times with the Full and the New Moons. Or have you not noticed this significant master number? And 11 represents the High Priestess, the Divine Feminine coupling with the Divine Masculine. Many spiritual teachers claim that 11 is the number of the twin flames which represents the highest level of a soul-to-soul relationship. Not everyone is ready to meet their twin flame. There is much work to be done around responding instead of reacting to circumstances. There is so much work to be done around healing ancient wounds which began with the arrival of the patriarchs.

So, here is the line-up of the T-Cross. The Libra Moon (not coupled with any other planet) opposes the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus in Aries (the world of the brain and thought) and then the Moon squares Mars conjunct Saturn as well as, Pluto in Capricorn (although Pluto is at a 10 degree orb).

Did you get a look at those heavy players? Granted, Uranus is out of orb with Pluto, but I believe that given the nature of this T-Cross, we are revisiting the Uranus-Pluto square that has dogged us since (was it?) 2012 or as early as 2011. This to me feels like an initiation to see how far we have come along on our spiritual paths. Many people claim that they are on a spiritual path, but then when the true tests come up, they run and hide instead of reclaiming their power.

Some people cannot withstand the heat of alchemy...

For me, spirituality is not always thinking positive thoughts. For me, a true spiritual seeker stands in both the light and the shadow. To me, a spiritual seeker doesn't squelch pain and suffering but rides the waves by noticing in sensations in their body and following a thread that eventually leads to forgiveness and release. The true warrior sees the bigger picture and acts mindfully instead of impulsively.

This is not work for squeamish personalities. There are no real bragging rights on a spiritual path, but tell the Sun, Uranus, and Mercury in Aries that. And given the nature of this chart, we will flush out true spiritual teachers and false ones. The ones who preach for a pulpit of greed and fear will no longer be tolerated. Don't be surprised if your guru falls from grace at the end of March 2018. Only the meek and the humble will survive this Moon transit. And don't confuse meek with weak or fearful. The Libra Moon represents the person who can balance his or her emotions. The Libra Moon is poised and ready to take action but this is mindful action.

Mars conjunct Saturn (with a one degree orb) brings us strength and courage. We can get a lot of work done, especially in the realm of transformation because Pluto is also in Capricorn and Jupiter is in a nice sextile with Pluto. Not to mention that Jupiter is in Pluto's sign, Scorpio. Jupiter is also in flowing aspect with Chiron (although it is a wide orb). And Chiron is in an exact square with Vesta, also at the culmination point of 29 degrees in Sagittarius. Use the Mars-Saturn conjunction to give you strength to heal your childhood wounds once and for all. Because Chiron is getting ready to move into Aries, the sign of the child. Don't be afraid to show up and be noticed for your warrior spirit. We need all of us now.

Neptune conjunct Juno is in a trine with Jupiter in Scorpio. Here again, the Divine Feminine shows up and reminds us to practice kindness and compassion no matter what the hotheaded ones are doing in the world. It is time to leave arrogance at the doorstep and to practice humility. The meek really shall inherit the planet if we keep our intuition and compassion alive. Don't allow anyone to douse the flame in your heart, not even the cruelest person. This is not the time to close our hearts, but to open them wide and allow light to flood our hearts. Let us flood the earth with brilliant light.

I learned studio photography while I was in high school. We worked with various lights and one of the tasks was to use the light to flood the shadows. I can't remember what this light was called, but perhaps, it was called a flood light. I also learned lighting when I studied video production during the late 1990s. When you flood a space with light, there are no longer shadows. And this is what we are called to do during the Libra Full Moon.

Venus has transited to 0 degrees Taurus and this planet loves swimming under the rays of Taurus. We take a good look at our values. Do we values the earth? Do we value other life on the planet? Or do we value greed and competition? Pallas in Gemini has us talking about our values and comparing them to the values of others. Let's try not to drive this point too hard or we end up in a battle of wills. But Pallas values the intellect over ignorance. She will go to battle to protect idealism and higher education. Ceres in Leo reminds us that we matter and that it is time to show up authentically, especially women. We all look at heart-healthy diets.

Overall, we are faced with an initiation that if we pass through the flames unscathed we will unite with soul partners and soul communities so that we can build a better earth. This is among the final tests that will create a division between the higher and lower dimensions. If you choose to stay in the lower vibration to help people ascend then you will be in this dimension for a very long time. If you choose to ascend then you have to be ready to leave everything that is of a lower vibration behind. This is not a time for sentimentality or nostalgia. Are you ready to move on? Are you ready to move beyond everything you have ever known? Step into the unknown and take a leap of faith.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Pisces New Moon for March 17, 2018--Mermaids and Mermen Unite



















Pisces, The Dreamweaver of Humanity


Forget grand trines, I prefer the golden triangle. And we have a beautiful golden triangle in the Water and Earth elements for the March 17 Pisces New Moon. This Moon is at 26 degrees and 53 minutes so we can round it up to 27 degrees. Interestingly, Pisces marks the endpoint of the Zodiac Wheel and 27 degrees falls towards the end of the sign so are we looking at the dissolving of the old ways and a new beginning?

What are you trying to dissolve in your life? What is dissolving all around you? This is a surreal time because Pisces, the sign of dreams, intuition, and imagination is fueling this Moon transit. Those of you with a strong Pisces signature in your Natal Chart already know about living in the world but not being of it. You know about other worlds and you swim in other realms. This energy is nothing new to us (since I have a Neptune signature in my Natal Chart too). People are always telling us to get practical but is that our true role? No, we are the visionaries and we are just as needed and required as the practical folks.

For those of you with little Pisces energy in your chart or who have many planets in Virgo or another Earth Sign, go watch a Surrealist movie by Federico Fellini or Luis Bunuel. Or go to an art museum and view the work of the Surrealist painters. Read Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz. Keep a dream journal. Or better yet, revisit your childhood dreams. Ask a Water Sign friend to help you interpret your dreams (that is if you can remember them) and read a dream interpretation book. Or pick up a diary by Anais Nin and this will give you an understanding of the Pisces energy. Fuel your imagination in March. It's not just a good time to dream, we can truly manifest our dreams and in some cases, instantly. Telepathic communication also goes well now. And we long for partners who gaze into the depth of our souls.

But wait...Jupiter asks us to hang out in the shadows a bit. Discern our motives for manifesting our dreams. Are your dreams for the highest and best? How will your manifestations help or hinder others? And then we bring in Pluto as another leg of the Golden Triangle. We have a double Scorpio energy even though Pluto is in Capricorn since Pluto is Scorpio's planet. We could use this time to heal our bodies. And I hear that some couples will conceive at this time, even if it never seemed possible or if the couples were about to surrender their dream of ever starting a family.

Now, we're fired up too because Mars and Vesta are still aligned with Uranus. They are at the end degrees of Sagittarius and asking us to complete a path or a project that began earlier. Again, just like with the Virgo Full Moon on the first of the month, we are looking at ways to serve the greater good, no matter our profession or life path. And we turn this into an adventure because of the Sagittarius energy or we expand upon our vision. We are ripe for manifestation especially if we are on the right path. Also, Venus and Mercury moved out of Pisces and they transit in Aries. They are either providing us with optimism and courage, or causing us to choose unwise battles. This depends on how these planets aspect our Natal planets and the houses where they transit.

But the big feature of this chart besides the Golden Triangle are a Stellium of planets and asteroids in Pisces which include Juno (mothers, wives), Neptune, the Sun, The Moon, and Chiron. This brings compassion and intuition to the table. We learn to choose our missions wisely. We know that we can bestow compassion on everyone but we must discern who to get involved with especially if we lean towards co-dependent behavior. Make sure we don't hang around people with addictive habits because we are tempted to succumb to behaviors which cause us harm or we get involved with other people's drama which just wears us out.

Staying focused or staying in focus prove challenging now unless we lean on Jupiter in Scorpio or Pluto in Capricorn since Scorpio/Pluto have a laser focus ability. We can also pull on the grounding energies of Saturn in Capricorn. If we can ground our dreams we can accomplish a lot now.

Any work with spirituality or fine and performing art goes well now. This is a good time to launch a spiritual practice, but not a spiritual business. Wait until the Sun moves into Aries and Mars moves into Capricorn before launching a spiritual business. This is a good time to take yoga and meditation classes. And it is a good time to work with the water element. But speaking of water, this is also a wet month with storms, floods, mudslides, and water damage.

On the other hand, this is also a good time to practice water consciousness by praying to and meditating with water. And that could curb damage from the watery element. If you don't already know about Masaru Emoto's work with water consciousness, now is the time to read his books. And while you're at it, pick up books on sound healing and color therapy.

Zodiac Sign Forecasts:

Aries: You are more interested in serving others this month than your bottom line. You might wish to spend more time with your children or children in general. Or you travel back to your childhood to heal wounds. Your big lesson for March is to take responsibility for your actions. Also, spend time in meditation so that you learn mindfulness. And speaking of mindfulness, cook and eat mindfully this month. You are what you eat.

Taurus: Jupiter in Scorpio challenges you to view your shadows. This marks a powerful time for you if you can go with the flow. Pay attention to dreams and listen to the sensations in your body. How do you feel when you eat heavier foods? Practice yoga now or take a brisk walk outdoors. You delight in witnessing spring flowers (or fall leaves) brightening the world around you. Write poems or better yet, sing in public or give a speech. People delight in hearing your voice now.

Gemini: Lay low. Piscean types annoy you because they appear to swim in two directions, not that you can't relate to polarities. Thinking won't get you the results you want. Face it, Gemini, you need to get out of your brain and into your heart. Gregg Braden says that the magnetic energy of the heart eclipses the power of the brain. Imagine the world's transformation if you harness the energy of your heart and employ it towards humanitarian efforts. Practice compassion and then surrender to a Higher Power. Trust.

Cancer: Get lost in a dream or two. Spend time near a large body of water and if you enjoy it, go for a swim. Get involved with sound healing or join a spiritual band. Join a choir but whatever you do, unite your musical gifts with others. If music is not your thing, then go on a spiritual retreat, meditate, or take care of animals. Sign up for an environmental cause. Your intuition shoots through the roof and you bring healing to others. We are all ears. Speak up.

Leo: The world seems glamorous to you now, but don't get trapped in a fantasy. Now, is a time to dream yes, and to power up your imagination. Don't sit back. Instead, take your dreams to the next level of reality. Use visualization to manifest your desires by taking inspired action. You will discover new creative and intuitive gifts now. The only caveat is to not get caught up in grandiosity or delusions of grandeur. No one is better than anyone else. We are the collective and together we are powerful manifestors who transform the planet. Are you game?

Virgo: You rush on the scene like the EMT in a fire truck. You might find that you are at the right place at the right time to save lives. And you believe it is your path to rescue others. Just watch out for co-dependent behaviors. If you work in the publishing industry or if you are a journalist, I see you sitting behind a pile of paper. March brings clients and a heavier workload so pace yourself. Be honest with others and set boundaries. And as long as you are hard at work, you won't have time to criticize others, even if the Piscean types drive you crazy with their lack of details and structure, not to mention, bad grammar.

Libra: Peace, peace, peace...Why won't the hotheaded ones turn it down a notch? You dream of spending time with your partner. And if you are single, then you get out and mingle. However, use some discernment because the Pisces energy floating around sends us into la-la land and we can't see the forest behind the trees. You might mistake a toad for a prince. I also hear to stop your people-pleasing habit. You actually realize that you can't please everyone and it's perfectly okay to please yourself for once. Set some boundaries and learn to say no.

Scorpio: Your healing abilities and intuition shoot through the roof. What you mistake for paranoid fantasies are actually the angels alerting you to dangerous situations forming around you. When you forgive the past, you stop recreating betrayal and other painful situations in your life. Through forgiveness you free yourself to experience loyal people and even unconditional love. Pay attention to your dreams because they lead you to your true heart's desire or they clear past lives from your path. Either way, you are poised for transformation and true liberation. Allow the Creator to balance the karmic scales. Why don't you go out and enjoy your life?

Sagittarius: Now, is the right time to travel abroad and get involved with a humanitarian cause or two. If you are a professor then take a sabbatical and get involved with serving others. Who said that you can't combine adventure with serving others? Or if you are inclined then write and publish books on your adventures. You want to shake up the world so go for it. Just make sure you don't exaggerate your cause and pay attention to facts.

Capricorn: You still feel the push of the Capricorn energies from January. You have been working hard with your nose to the grindstone. Or you learned lessons about taking responsibility for your actions and your health. Some of you receive health alerts especially in regard to building your immune system and with bone health. Take this time to build new structure and to restructure the important areas of your life. Go see a medical doctor or another expert rather than getting caught up in Piscean fantasies. However, having said that, you do well when you go with the flow and follow inspiration brought to you through intuition. You walk on the right path.

Aquarius: You lead us into the new age through sharing your dreams and aspirations. What do you envision for the future of the planet? Many inventor types come up with new ideas from dreams. Or share your dreams on the big stage through lectures and other presentations. Keep a journal on hand because brilliant ideas come to you out of the blue. And you can forget them as quickly so write them down. I'm looking forward to your contributions.

Pisces: You are the poster children for this March. You are the dreamers and the moonbeams. You are fairy dust and you are whimsical musicians and poets. Pay special attention to your intuition and follow it so that you can serve the world from a higher plane. Ascension is on your mind and you are given the golden key. Heal past lives that surface. Share your dreams with others. And bring your healing power to the planet. This marks a new beginning for you that takes you in a whole new direction you never imagined until this time. Answers you sought come to you now through synchronicity and through daydreams.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

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Virgo Full Moon--The Big Dream (March 1, 2018)

























March is the Month of Powerful Dreams & Imagination


Whether it's a vision quest or keeping a dream journal, March is the month for dreams. Dream interpretation, creative visualization, and hypnosis or even just getting caught in a fantasy appeal to us in March. This is because Juno, the Sun, Neptune, Mercury, Venus, and Chiron transit in Pisces. And then Mars in Vesta in Sagittarius square this stellium (Sagittarius also enjoys dreaming big) and the Virgo Moon pulls all those planets into a whopping Mutable T-Cross.

The Virgo Full Moon helps us come up with a plan. Sure, it's lovely to dream big. And I know that I've spent many hours of my life swimming through daydreams and fantasies. The downside of the Pisces Stellium is that we might look at the world with rose-colored glasses and ignore any warning signs. We might get involved with the wrong person because we get lost in a dream of soul mates. And we might ignore the advice of our practical friends and our therapists--even when dreams guide us in a more secure direction.

Mars and Vesta in Sagittarius act with compassion and servitude. But remember that saying, "Healer heal thyself"? Many of us dream of becoming healers or maybe we are already healers. We bleed compassion for others. And we get caught up in the dramas that surround us because someone told us that it is our job to fix other people's problems. But what if each of us cleaned up our side of the street? What if we focused on our own healing first and only then, teach others how to heal themselves? What if we stopped this co-dependent dance (Pisces and Virgo) and decided to become free spirits without the guilt? (A good example of an effective Pisces teacher/healer is Lisa A. Romano on YouTube).

The problem with Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces is that all three of these signs want to fix problems so that they can release themselves from other people's dramas. But when we fix other people's problems we do this at their detriment. Some people enjoy having people dependent on them so they set others up to fail. They promote the concept of martyrs and victim or they hold the purse strings instead of teaching others how to fish and take care of themselves--a worthy metaphor for Pisces. The other thing we must remember is that we can only lead by example.

So, if you want other people to change their diets, change yours and don't preach about it. When others see that you have more energy, that you never catch colds, and that you resemble a 35-year-old when you are over 50, those people will ask you about your diet. That's when you bring out the books and articles or take them shopping at a food coop. If you believe that exercise is the answer for others, then again, model this to the world. Actions speak louder than words.  When you look good others are going to ask about your secrets.

A bad example is someone who preaches the gospel of a particular diet and they looked ragged or are overweight. Who wants to take health advice from someone who looks frail or on the verge of diabetes?

If you suffer from an addiction, March is the month to get out of denial. And no, this idea of moderation is a false one. Smoking and drinking in moderation or taking drugs in moderation are still bad behaviors for the body. They cause the body to become acidic and this leads to disease. And denial is a road to nowhere. I used to say that denial is a good place to visit but not a place to stay. Denial is a Pisces trait and discernment is a Virgo trait. While Sagittarius gets lost in the bigger picture without considering the details. Thankfully, the Virgo Moon is trining Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn so we can bring in practical solutions and the next best step to our healing process.

The upside of the Pisces Stellium, Mars/Vesta in Sagittarius, and the Virgo Full Moon is that  we embark on spiritual adventures. We travel to sacred sites, walk a pilgrimage, or spend time in meditation that leads to life changes. We dissolve old unworkable situations and we end relationships that left us stuck in a co-dependent dance. If you have been involved with a person or people in denial about their addictions then now is the time for tough love (Virgo Moon). Cut your losses so that new healthier people enter your life and you learn about unconditional love. BTW, unconditional love is not slipping into denial about other people's dangerous habits. Unconditional love means that you accept another person's healing path and then leave them to it while having faith that they will get the proper professional help. And then you step away and heal your co-dependent behavior.

Mars and Vesta trine Uranus (who is also locked into a 5 degree orb square with Pluto) so more people put energy behind service. And service ranges from turning art into therapy, to volunteering with a charity, to giving a homeless person a leg up. Mars in Sagittarius wed to Vesta has an interesting flavor. I hear the words Peace Corps. And I see people flocking to environmental justice programs. Travel is involved. Overseas travel is involved. This is a time of great humanitarian efforts. We ask ourselves the best ways to serve the planet.

With that Uranus-Pluto square, we are seeing a people power movement. We are revisiting the Occupy Movement but on a smaller scale. We are demanding justice and transformation on the planet. And I see the beginnings or the launch of a youth quake led by younger folks running for political office, especially young mothers because they are concerned about their children's future. Pallas in Taurus in a square with the North Node in Leo (destiny and children) also promote these causes. (This is already underway).

Finally, Jupiter in Scorpio trines the Pisces Stellium and sextiles the Virgo Full Moon. This could bring a large-scale epidemic but if it does, it also brings healing with people opening their hearts to compassion and love for their neighbors. And scientists and researchers could very well come up with cures now to infectious diseases. We might even hear about a cure for AIDS. If you are in therapy, that goes well now too. I like the exact trine with Jupiter and Venus which brings powerful love partners and Jupiter is also in a tight trine with Chiron and Mercury so heal those old wounds and watch doors fly open.

Theses transits are also asking us to take a look at our values. Are we living those values? Are we walking our talk? What are our truest dreams and how can we best serve them? Ideally, our dreams would be in the highest and best for humanity and the planet. Dream big this month but create a plan of action. Much healing takes place now as we travel to distant shores.

(Consequently, look for a wet March with record-breaking rain and powerful storms. I also see an oil spill and problems with the oil industry. People have had enough of polluting industries and we give birth to alternative solutions and practices now).

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Friday, February 2, 2018

The Expression of Mental Imbalance through The Zodiac Signs




















In the past few years, I have learned a lot about mental illnesses and personality disorders through my observation of the people I encountered. I didn't do this on purpose but as part of my life journey. Remember, that in order to ascend, we must face our shadows and bring healing as well as, forgiveness to our core wounds. Chiron in Pisces (April 2010 to April 2018 and the last few months of 2018).

Pluto in Capricorn shows us how our psychological workings and hang-ups affect our physical reality and our ability to manifest our desires. Jupiter in Scorpio expands upon our shadows and projects while we dive into the darkest recesses of our beings as we prepare for rebirth and transformation. Neptune in Pisces also reveals our undoing and the areas where we sabotage ourselves. But Neptune also brings us therapy immersed in cinema, music, dance, and photography.

So, let's take a look at each of the Zodiac Signs:

ARIES: The main issues for this Fire Sign are anger management, impulsiveness, compulsive behavior, and delusions of grandeur as you leap before you think. This sign tends to suffer from alcoholism and drug addiction because it is a risk-taking sign. Remember Aries is also the warrior so Aries tend to look for battles and if they can't win the battle then they slip into the victim role.

Aries, you need to find ways to bring peace and balance into your life which stems from your polar opposite, Libra. Assert yourself and set appropriate boundaries but also honor other people's boundaries and accept "no" when it is sincere and appropriate. You need to exercise or at least practice yoga to burn off steam. And find a meditation practice that works for you because this helps you develop mindfulness which allows you to act or pause when it is appropriate. You also need a good story with heroes. Check out the books of your fellow Aries, Joseph Campbell.

Finally, work with a therapist to help you heal entitlement issues. We are all deserving--nobody better than anyone else.

TAURUS: Your main issues are selfishness and stubbornness. You set your jaws on an idea and there's no moving you from that course, even if it is destructive. You are a materialist and some of your values are on the shallow end of the pool. So often, it is your way or the highway and you need to learn the game of give and take.

Since you crave sensual experiences, it is easy for you to become addicted to food and alcohol. You could even become addicted to marijuana or other substances if they cause you to feel more mellow. You might suffer from depression or anxiety if you are not in an environment that you find aesthetically pleasing. You crave pleasure at all cost and you might abuse your body on this path and on the path to obtaining more material wealth. You also have a tendency to hoard if you or your ancestors suffered from deprivation.

The cure for you is art therapy. Jump into a creative endeavor that gives back to the world. Get your body into a yoga studio or any class that gets you into movement and into the flow. Give away some of your possessions to a good cause and this combats selfish tendencies. Also, get your hands in the dirt and garden. And spend time in the natural world, at least once a day. Adopt a pet so that you experience requited unconditional love. A dog will help you get outdoors more. Also sing and dance because Taurus excel at these activities. Spread beauty in the world instead of hoarding it.

GEMINI: I've met both sane and imbalanced Gemini people, but mostly I have met Gemini Sun people who suffer from mental illnesses including: ADHD, depression, bi-polar disorder, mood swings, PTSD, addiction, and narcissism. Why is this? Well, the Air Signs represent the mental processes and Gemini/Virgo/Mercury rule how are brains work. Gemini rules how we learn, how we communicate, and how we think. It is a cognitive sign and therefore, Cognitive types of therapy are helpful for the Sign of the Twins.

Gemini, where you are seeing a therapist, make sure that you aren't the one doing all the talking. You require a therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist who guides you on the best course of action to heal your brain. Remember that you don't know it all even if you think you do. Yes, you have a brilliant mind if you can train it correctly. However, if you suffered from trauma or abuse this is a real challenge. You might suffer from a fragmented self and if that's the case, try Lifespan Integration Therapy or coaching that defragment your brain.

Get out of your mind and into your body. Get physical as Olivia Newton John once sang. Get into a yoga or meditation class. Dance more. Play a musical instrument. Get involved with a sport or even speed walk every day. Find a dog and walk him or her. And then take a lifelong learning class and learn a new skill. Have you ever wanted to learn a new language besides the Java Script? Learning a new language or how to play a musical instrument heals the brain.

CANCER: This Water Sign suffers from depression and is a melancholy baby when she or he is not in balance. But Cancer does not like to go to therapy because this is a secretive sign that moves sideways in life. Cancer, you need to learn how to assert yourself. Passive-aggressive behavior turns other people off and then you feel abandoned. People are not on this earth to serve your whims or to play mommy to you. You aren't as fragile as you think but yes, you are vulnerable. Vulnerability is a gift and not a curse. Turn your sensitivities into gold.

Cancerians tend to suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, escapism, romanticizing through nostalgia, passive-aggressive behaviors, depression, and narcissism. Get thee into therapy if you suffer from any of the above illnesses or conditions or disorders. Art and music therapy as well as, sound healing prove helpful. Rehab with loving but firm healers works best. Tough love causes more harm than good with the Water Signs. Group therapy might not go well but mentorship is crucial. For instance, if you suffer from alcoholism or an other type of addiction having a peer mentor will help you feel loved and validated. Heal those childhood wounds and turn them into gold. You have so much to offer the world.

LEO: This Fire Sign rules the heart and the ego. When a Leo is of a healthy mind, he or she is a benevolent and generous person. This is someone who coaches others to be their best while also showing up as their best. But when a Leo is out of balance, here comes the empty drama and even melodrama. Here comes the self-absorbed person whose problems are bigger than everyone else' and here comes the entitlement issues or illusions of grandeur. If it sounds like I'm describing a narcissist, that's possible for a Leo. I've known Leos to also struggle with drug use and alcoholism as well as, fits of rage. I knew one Leo man who stalked me so let's add obsession to this list.

So, Leo, your work is around fostering your creativity. Your work is to heal your wounded inner child through different types of art therapy and becoming brutally honest with yourself. Art therapy, music therapy, therapy using theater or acting works well for you. And as you heal, you might wish to coach others with their creativity. You might even combine art with psychotherapy as many Leos have done. And we'll leave you with Carl Jung as an example of a Leo psychiatrist.

VIRGO: Your planet Mercury rules the mind. It rules how we learn and how we communicate. It rules our neurological system which includes the brain. You are most prone to hypertension, high levels of stress that cause you to abuse others with your criticism. And you are highly critical when you are out of balance. You might suffer from depression and isolate yourself from others as if you are an island or on  deserted island. Any of the mental imbalances that affect Gemini also affect you.

Another area to look at which comes from your polarity Pisces, is addiction, escapism, and illusions of grandeur. Virgo, when you are out of balance you forget logic and reality. A nervous breakdown is a possibility as are personality disorders and post trauma depending on your childhood circumstances.

Remedies for you are energy therapies as opposed to talk therapies. You would do well to apply any of the art therapies or to take a yoga class with a spiritual component. Restorative yoga would help you get in touch with your feelings. Exercise is critical because you need to get into your body and out of your chattering mind. And please heal any co-dependency issues since these are the death to partnerships and even family dynamics.

LIBRA: You are another Air Sign and since these three signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) rule the mental process, you need to gain distance from your thoughts. It's okay to listen to your body's senses and feelings. Allow emotions to come and allow them to flow.

You are likely to suffer from chronic stress, bi-polarity and narcissism to an extent. You also have a tendency to play passive-aggressive games with people which could land you in a violent situation. And give up the people-pleasing tendency since you can't please everyone all the time. As an Air Sign you are capable of deep thoughts. You are capable of wise breakthroughs but only if you stop skimming the surface. Yes, you are charming. yes, you are diplomatic but Aries is your polarity and when there is cause to fight a battle, you need to step in the ring as a champion boxer. Fight fair but fight nonetheless when it comes for your mind-body-soul.

Working with a life coach or hiring an art therapist to work with you goes a long ways in healing any co-dependent or other behaviors you might harbor. Color therapy, sound therapy, dance therapy, or spending time in nature are all balms for your mind-body. Yoga and meditation are also right up your alley.

SCORPIO: Your Water Sign rules shamanism and psychology. If you can heal your paranoid thoughts and not dwell in dark places for too long, you become the phoenix rising from the ashes. You aren't afraid of darkness or being ruthless with yourself. You take self-development seriously but try adding a sense of humor. Comedy actress Meg Ryan (and Goldie Hawn) is a Scorpio. Find healthy ways to release stress so that you don't take revenge on people who merely act as your mirror. Don't get stuck in your shadows and stop projecting your psychosis on other people.

Watch for misinterpreting other people or attracting abusive people who you later seek to avenge because they slighted you. Forgiveness goes a long way with your sign. It is your key to the outside world. This is how you liberate yourself. Let the past go. And embrace the new life that is always just ahead of you.

SAGITTARIUS: Over exaggeration and hyperbole are the buzz words for your Fire Sign. You might also suffer illusions of grandeur or use sarcasm to cover up your wounds. If you have many planets in Capricorn or Mercury in Capricorn you are prone to suffer from depression. Alcoholism and addiction are also on your potentiality list. You might over do it with food, gambling, taking high risk as in with sex and end up with a venereal disease or worse. You might take high risk with sports, driving too fast, or thinking that you are invincible. Watch out for these dangerous tendencies.

However, you are the most optimistic and a can-do Zodiac Sign. When you are right with the world you bestow generosity on others. You are likely to take up humanitarian causes or get involved with the legal system. You are a lifelong learner and if you learn something new even a foreign language or travel this brings healing to your overactive mind and curbs some of those other tendencies. Just go easy on the drinks, sex, and other excesses and this will help you keep a robust mind.

CAPRICORN: As an Earth Sign ruled by Saturn you are likely to suffer from depression and your moods are often melancholic. You suffer from the Eeyore syndrome (the donkey from Winnie the Pooh). You also don't handle stress well and you might become abusive or violent towards other if you don't heal any childhood wounds. Some Capricorns suffer from anxiety and other fight or flight conditions. Keep your thoughts flexible and become a lifelong learner. You are also one of the signs that worries along with Cancer, Virgo, and Gemini.

Capricorns who suffered from childhood abuse or neglect could suffer from the narcissistic spectrum or become abusers themselves. They are hungry for power and sometimes confuse that with power over others. (I've also noticed that Cancerians and Capricorns to suffer from infantilism and the lack of taking responsibility for their actions). Instead of taking that route, find a way you can serve the world as a humanitarian. You have a lot to offer the world once you heal those wounds. Self-love heals you. Yoga is also a good practices as is hiking, gardening, and spending time reflecting on the beauty of Mother Earth.

AQUARIUS: When I write about your sign, the words neuro-pathways shouts at me. Aquarius if you are fragmented then you suffer all types of debilitating mental conditions. You feel a rush of electrical currents storming your brain, you hear voices, you mistake schizophrenia for hearing the voice of God, or you shun the rest of the world thinking you are a more advance being. And post trauma is also up your alley.

The good news is that your sign also rules brain research and new healing discoveries. Energy healing and far-out therapies work well for you. The newer the better. And you can heal yourself in a blink of an eye. But make sure your electrical system (heart and circulatory system) are in topnotch shape. Don't eat a fatty diet and clog up your arteries because your polar opposite Leo rules the heart and when combined with the unexpected energy of Aquarius could lead to a fatal heart attack or stroke. You are also most likely to suffer from autism, ADHD, and any other controversial mental or emotional imbalance. You might also suffer from a mental condition new to humans.

Keep lifelong learning on the front burner and learn how to do energy work on yourself. Talk therapy does not work for you. And neither does any other type of therapy where the therapist ask you to change your behaviors. You are stubborn and you will rebel. Work with a therapy animal.

PISCES: This third Water Sign and final sign of the Zodiac rules mental and emotional illnesses. This sign rules addictions, nervous breakdowns, and often this folks end up in mental wards, prisons, or rehab. But the good news with that is through your own suffering and transformation, you become mentors for others undergoing similar circumstances--think AA meetings and mentorship. I have met many Pisces who drank like fish but through recovery experienced a resurrection. You don't even recognize the transformed Pisces man or woman.

But if you choose not to heal your addictions and mental illnesses, you end up hurting the ones who love you. You end up abusing your children and never taking responsibility for your actions. You might keep the alcohol industry in business, but you destroy your organs in the process and you age quickly.

Besides AA meetings, you heal through art therapy. Sound healing is right up your path. And nature therapy or having therapy animals proves healing for you too. And the beautiful thing about when you heal your mind-body, Pisces, is that you bestow blessings of compassion and kindness upon the world.. I've known many Pisces people who have kicked the habit became better artists and better human beings because of them mustering their courage to face their shadows and heal their wounds. And even if you spend time in a prison or a hospital, that is time well spent if it leads you on a path of transcendence and forgiveness.

You also do well with therapy animals.

Check out my YouTube Channel Astrologer Patricia or my other blog Metaphysics 4 Everyday Living. And sign up for a personal reading. And please note that I'm not giving psychological advice. I am not a medical professional so use this article for information only and seek proper counseling for any mental or emotional conditions.



Sunday, January 21, 2018

Aquarius Sun--Here Comes the Revolution


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How did I miss the arrival of the Aquarius Sun? The Sun moved out of Capricorn and into Aquarius on January 19. And this is important, not just cause millions of women around the world marched for justice on the day after the Sun arrived in Aquarius but because this is an Aquarius year in many ways.

Uranus is still in Aries so there is still a lot of warrior coming out in each of us. Revolutions are eminent all around the globe and the collective continues to awaken. While some people will say that the collective isn't waking up fast enough, look back ten or twenty years and notice all the changes that have happened during the past two decades. We are waking up and from many events that resemble The Tower in the Tarot deck. That card is represented by Aquarius and Uranus as is The Star (hope).

This year Uranus moves into Taurus and a lot of shaking, rattling, and rumbling will take place on the earth. But we will also see revolutionary movements with agriculture and earth stewardship. There will be an increase in membership to grassroots groups and environmental groups, starting around late April and May so get going on your spring campaigns.

Also, in May, Mars moves into Aquarius where it stays for several months with a retrograde happening midway. That will bring a youthquake and more millennials, especially women, transgender, lesbians, and gays seeking leadership roles. We will see unions and cooperatives forming. Yes, socialism is the buzzword and that isn't going to go away anytime soon.

So, who is Aquarius, the Water Bearer? Out of the 12 Zodiac Signs, Aquarius (Saturn and Uranus), is the zaniest and most futuristic. Although Aquarius is a Fixed Sign and has some stubbornness associated with it, Aquarius, ruled by Uranus brings a sudden change in the way that lightning striking the earth might. Aquarius rules sudden insights that come to us out of the blue. Epiphanies are Aquarius domain. Unexpected events also fall under the gaze of the Water Bearer.

And as I mentioned earlier in this post, Aquarius rules socialism, revolutions, grassroots groups, the collective, hippies (along with Sagittarius), unusual gatherings, alternative people, anything shocking that we do, electricity, the nervous system (including the brain), sound healing, astrology, science, high tech (along with Virgo and Gemini), coops, unions, and marches for justice. I would imagine that environmentalism falls under Aquarius too as is the LBGT communities.

Aquarius people are less interested in your status, your large house, or your personal assets than they are interested in whether or not you can hold your own intellectually and that you have a humanitarian heart. They tend to gravitate towards deep-thinkers and people who live outside of the box--think speakers on Ted Talks.

In fact, I believe that Ted Talks and YouTube are Aquarius inventions whether or not they were produced by Aquarius people. Aquarius Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign people are innovative and if they have Sagittarius figuring prominently in their chart, they take huge leaps of faith into the unknown. Think of the Star Trek characters (first two series) or think James Dean in Rebel without a Cause. Or think of Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise.

Famous Aquarius people include Eva Cassidy, Lisa Hannigan, Francois Truffaut, Amadeus Mozart, Geena Davis, Angela Davis, Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera), Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan (I don't get this one), Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Jordan, and your wacky best friend. Aquarius people tend to collect friends, but they are an Air Sign so they aren't the most affectionate or loyal of friends. However, they will give you a chance to prove yourself and they are tolerant up until a point. If you cross that line, then there is little hope you can renew your friendship with an Aquarius person, especially if they have a Scorpio Rising or Scorpio Moon.

Aquarius you are one of the Signs highlighted in 2018 along with Leo, Taurus, Scorpio, and Capricorn. Your classic ruler Saturn transited into Capricorn which falls in your 12th House of the hidden realm. Uranus (your modern planet ruler) transits into Taurus this year, another Fixed Sign and the ruler of your natural 4th House of home and mother. And finally, Mars transits in Aquarius for half of 2018 which gives you a warrior spirit and tons of energy. And the eclipses (except for a Solar Eclipse in Cancer) fall in Aquarius and Leo this year. So what changes will you bring to Gaia this revolutionary 2018?


So, are we ready for exciting changes to come to us out of the blue? Welcome to Aquarius.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Port Townsend, A Capricorn Town during a Capricorn-Dominant Year




















Is it a coincidence that the town I'm relocating to, Port Townsend, Washington is ruled by Capricorn? I took a look at the 2018 transits for PT. I'm including the first 5 months of the transits that are going to rock this seaside town. Well, actually, the chart ruler is Neptune/Pisces and the Sun's Ruler is Capricorn. (I have a Capricorn AC and a Pisces Moon).



Port Townsend Astrological Transits for 2018

There’s No Place Like Home


January—

With a Full Moon in Cancer on January 1 in Port Townsend’s Natal Fourth House, the focus, and emphasis are on home. And this emphasis kicks off a theme for the entire year. A shortage of homes dominates as does weary and cold people seeking a place to call home, that is more than just a shelter or any type of roof over one’s head.

This is a dreamer’s moon but that dream is about family, children, mothers, and home. It is about feeling safe and secure as it is about feeling nurtured. The danger or dark side of this moon is that people become clannish or tribal. They keep outsiders at bay and they are reluctant to step outside of the proverbial box or do things in a different way.

Those people who have homes may or may not wish to share their homes with others. Depending on a person’s evolution, they will either shut people out literally or welcome them knowing that everyone has something to offer.

With many planets in Capricorn opposing the Cancer Full Moon, we see master builders, construction workers, real estate managers, and yes, developers envisioning a new town or one that meets the demands of a growing population. Many architects, developers, urban planners, and entrepreneurs are now drawn to this town.

When the Sun reaches 25 degrees Capricorn (and marks the birthday for Port Townsend), we see the housing emphasis hitting the news headlines and will be on people’s minds leading to lively debates, no doubt. But overall, the thinking is gloomy since Capricorn is a gloomy sign leaning more towards practical applications rather than a big vision. This will occur mid-month also around the time of the powerful Capricorn New Moon the 16 which is on top of Port Townsend’s Natal Sun. In fact, along with the New Moon and the transiting Sun, Venus and Pluto are also in orb with Port Townsend’s Sun (identity) with Saturn and Mercury also in early degrees of Capricorn on January 16.

This brings freezing and dry weather which keeps people indoors. And though this feels like a time of hardship for many, it is also a time of hope of rebuilding a better future if people don’t allow themselves to fall into depression. Capricorn energy asks us to come up with practical and doable solutions that can be enacted with a step-by-step and measurable process. This is slow and painstaking but new leadership, younger or older come into play now. The tried and true, however, won’t work for long since this spring Mars, an aggressive planet that signals new beginnings moves into Aquarius this spring. And people are going to shake up the status quo for around 6 months in 2018 (May to November).

And speaking of shakeups, a Lunar Eclipse in Leo takes place on January 31 in PT’s Fifth House of the arts, recreation, tourists, and even gambling. This house also represents children and parenting. If PT wants to stand out as an artistic destination then it must address the artists’ needs. There could be a revolt of artists or young people at this time since they don’t feel at home or as an integral part of the community. New artist cooperatives could form at this time with the Aquarius Sun holding court in the Eleventh House and since the eclipse is at 11 degrees, this eleventh-hour theme plays out.

While I have mainly focused on the housing issue for 2018 in regards to Port Townsend and a rebuilding process, there will also be much scrutiny towards current industries, people from the industries, and local political leaders. This is a year of shakeups and PT is not left out of the changes happening in Washington State and on the planet. 2018 is starting out as a momentous year and this energy builds over the next 11 months. And by the way, Port Townsend’s Natal Sun is in the Eleventh House in the chart and this Sun is in a yod with the dwarf planet Ceres which rules women and agriculture and Saturn in Leo. 

This could very well be a time that Port Townsend experiences an awakening as it is a “slow bloomer” which its Sun in a yod with Saturn. It is time for this town to blossom but it will take work and effort of a collective that might appear socialist to outsiders and even insiders with all that Eleventh House energy. Having said that, this town could be used as a model for other small towns, but it will need to endure growing pains along this route.

Also, the Leo Lunar eclipse lands on PT’s South and North Nodes which brings up the past, even ancient past of this region while also feeling fateful as Port Townsend residents and government fear and move towards the destiny for this town and region.

photos by Patricia Herlevi
February—

The main event is a Solar Eclipse at 17 degrees Aquarius on February 15 which takes place behind the scenes. This tells me that collectives are forming and designing new blueprints for housing and industries for the town. I envision college students from other cities getting involved in these efforts and there is a bit of a skirmish between millennials and baby boomers or retirees wanting to keep the status quo. Like it or not, this Solar Eclipse brings in new blood and most of that is grassroots, alternative, and entrepreneurial for good or ill.

This skirmish happens because the new energy or youth will directly oppose the baby boomer population represented by Saturn in Leo in PT’s chart. The youthful energy will make changes to the workplace by creating more cooperative spaces, opening new cafes, and bringing new technology to the community. They will also demand tiny houses and spaces to park trailers and other mobile type homes where they can live and work. Some of the youth will bring permaculture ideas to the nearby farms and work on changing zoning so that they can start urban farm operations. There will be a lot of organizing and debates around housing codes and zoning for mixed-use. But we won’t see any resolutions until later in the year.

A final note for February is the Jupiter transit in Scorpio. This is a penetrating sign that digs and delves beneath the surface. It is investigative and secretive, but any secrets of the past come up for public inspection. This is because Jupiter is in a square with the Solar Eclipse Moon and Sun. And the reason any resolutions don’t occur until the year’s end is that a large-scale investigation of a local scandal (and I hear also in conjunction with a Washington State scandal) involving Indigenous people and rights begins in February. So, now we see PT tied up with a scandal (which will bring deep healing), a housing issue, and youth demanding a new direction for the town. And it’s not even Spring yet!

March—

Jupiter is the first planet in 2018 to go retrograde and it does so at 23 degrees Scorpio. Now, when any planet goes retrograde in Scorpio, it takes us into an investigative mode. This means that we investigate politicians, corporations, big government, and any theme or situation that involves death-rebirth and or the abuse of power. Jupiter begins an investigation into scandals and secrets that last for several months and we should have clarity by July 11 when Jupiter goes Direct. And then for the remaining months, lawyers and investigators as well as, members of the media piece findings together. We could be looking at money laundering or a sexual scandal since Scorpio rules those things.

On a bright note, Saturn conjuncts with PT’s Mercury and this brings practical communication and leadership. People are more than likely to feel humble and come from a place of integrity. People want to trust one another. There is talk about rebuilding structures of various types. There is a focus on strengthening the human body too so physical fitness is on people’s minds especially as we head out of a freezing winter into the first signs of spring. There is also a greater respect for animals since the planets Saturn and Neptune are in alignment. I see good news for mariners and anyone working with the ocean or the sea. There could be an abundance of fish or some other type of seafood at this time. Whale-watching goes well and a new whale-watching company could arrive at this time started by young college students or a traditional family.

On March 18, Mars transits into Capricorn. It conjuncts transiting Saturn April 1 and 2. And it won’t be until May when Mars conjuncts PT’s Sun. This brings strength to PT’s identity and structures. People are gazing at PT’s industrial past—both the good and the bad. Leaders reassess what worked and what didn’t work and with Mars getting ready to move into Aquarius, environmentalism rears its head. And as a special note, with Neptune in Pisces in PT’s 12th House, grassroots and spiritual groups with an interest in preserving air and water quality organize against industries that pollute the air and water. These movements will grow in intensity until 2026 when Neptune leaves Pisces and transits into Aries.

April—

Saturn which has transited to 9 degrees Capricorn in PT’s house of career and the public turns retrograde and retraces any progress made around the industry, the rebuilding process, rebuilding the structure and other practical concerns until September 7. Meanwhile, Uranus focuses on youth and grassroots efforts and even socialism as it speeds ahead in Aries and gets ready to transit into Taurus on May 15.

Having said that, April brings spring weather and a focus on farming as well as, rural life. The demographics are slowly changing and more people are heading out of town and setting up communities in the countryside. New housing opportunities emerge on the edge of town and groups seeking alternative housing thumb their noses at local government. Again, codes and zoning become hot issues even leading to violent interaction (although minor) at council meetings that are open to the public. The demographics are changing and so is the way people want to do business.

Photos by Patricia Herlevi
May—

The big news is that Uranus enters the sign of the bull, Taurus and this occurs in PT’s First House of identity. I see this as tradition versus new innovations. And earth changes, however they show up (Taurus represents nature and Gaia principles) bring events that have us questioning sustainability. Many people simplify in order to rebuild the more solid structure. We also see preservationist going head-to-head with more modern sensibilities. And wrongs from history are also addressed at this time, mainly brought up by local Indigenous people. Water and land rights are hot issues.

Also, retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio is triggering Port Townsend’s Mars-Moon which are also in Scorpio. This brings up issues around reproduction, motherhood, children, and some sort of abuse or violent act (behind the scenes) involving children. Perhaps, social welfare laws undergo the transformation. We also see spiritual groups coming under scrutiny, not organized religion but alternative spiritual groups with ill intentions or practices—could be a cult in the area is discovered and brought into court. This creates some paranoia so it is best to stay grounded and practical when reviewing facts rather than believing rumors.

A nice sextile with Pluto and Neptune bring stability in the arts and some industries. Psychologists see more clients than usual and people are wanting to change their lifestyles. Nutrition is a popular subject.




June—

Transiting Uranus (which stirs up the grassroots and demands radical change) is in orb of PT’s Pluto. This will have young energy going up against authority. And this is further emphasized by Mars going retrograde at 9 degrees Aquarius and in a square with PT’s Pluto and transiting Uranus. The old stubborn energy has got to give way for radical new approaches. Environmental concerns, local economics, and a youth quake are demanding changes. The business-as-usual approach isn’t going to work any longer because the planetary energies don’t support it and people are demanding integrity with government and local industries.

Uranus in Taurus is also going to stir up Indigenous rights, treaties, and Indigenous people demanding better historical recognition instead of ending up as footnotes in text or as a celebration that is just for show but has no real sentiments or sensitivities behind it. Remember that during the last week of June, the Sun moves into Cancer which is a sensitive sign so people are feeling sensitive.

  
Neptune and Pluto are retrograde and in a sextile. These two planets represent the collective and oddly, Pluto dismantles and Neptune dissolves. People want to see greater accountability. They want to participate in changes happening to the community. And people side with spiritual approaches, or spiritual ideals as well as, supporting the arts and projects that bring transformation or lead the community through a rebirth or revision process.

July—
On July 12, a Solar Eclipse in Cancer opposes Port Townsend’s Sun and conjuncts Port Townsend’s Jupiter. This brings about a wave of compassion for neighbors and people within a network. Homes are on people’s mind and housing people takes on greater importance during July.

On July 27, a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius at 4 degrees. Both the Aquarius Moon and the Leo Sun square Port Townsend’s Pluto forming a T-Cross. And meanwhile, Mars is still retrograde in Aquarius. I see a skirmish between youthful energies and established order. The fate at this time with the North Node in Leo is for Port Townsend to create new economies, prepare for natural disasters which could even occur around the eclipses and in 2018 in general since Saturn is in the same sign as Port Townsend’s Sun and Uranus moved into Taurus as well as, Mars staying in the shake up sign Aquarius for half the year and is retrograde (returning to the past or past issues) during this eclipse.

August—

The third eclipse in this series, takes place at 18 degrees Leo on August 11. This Solar Eclipse squares Port Townsend’s Jupiter conjunct Mars.

Meanwhile, transiting Mars returns to Capricorn and goes direct at 28 degrees Capricorn on August 28. Since this is the sign of Port Townsend’s Sun, we see government and local industries scrambling to return to old business practices despite the wishes of the locals.

Uranus goes retrograde at 2 degrees Taurus on August 7. I’m not sure if this offers a respite or brings up themes around farming, agriculture, and strange weather patterns that are dryer and hotter than usual. I also see a group of women starting a large urban farm on the outskirts of Port Townsend, possibly Chimacum. They are using alternative approaches that leave them battling against local land use laws and zoning.

Worldwide, August marks a month of strange weather and inner reflection. Usually, at least in the northern hemisphere, August marks a time of increased social activities. This August, people are too involved with survival and cleaning up messes left by strange weather and economic crashes. Four outer planets are in retrograde. Mars is retrograde for most of the month and Mercury is retrograde from July 27 until August 18.

September—

Saturn goes direct bringing up issues around rebuilding or building new structures. An industry that has been flailing births new life if it considers the general populace and not just its bottom line. This is because Mars moves back into Aquarius which rules the everyday people and humanitarians and they too are launching new energies.

Investigation of a scandal continues with Jupiter and Venus in Scorpio. Mercury is also scrutinizing situations since it is in Virgo, the sign of scrutiny. People are more interested in service and serving others in the community rather than making money, not that people aren’t concerned about the economy. When Mercury moves into Libra around the Equinox, balance of power, balance in the physical body, and justice are the buzz words.

Saturn and Uranus are in an Earth Trine with Mercury at the beginning of the month and Saturn and Uranus stay in an Earth Trine throughout September and October. This focuses upon the master builder and we can see a lot of new structures as in construction projects go up during this time. People are in a practical frame of mind. And because Mars is in Aquarius it is not just about money. We see humanitarian efforts take a foothold.

Pluto and Neptune are in a sextile so we are probing deep with health concerns too, especially around addiction and mental illnesses. How can we better prepare people to succeed in the community? And acts of compassion will turn the tides. Deep psychological wounds are addressed on many fronts—both for individuals and the collective.

I like the Air Trine with Mercury and Mars which happen the 22 through the 25th. This brings fresh air to the thought process-it brings clarity and with clear minds coming to the table it is time to come up with win-win solutions. This is because Libra is about win-win situations.

October—

Uranus is transits to 0 degrees Taurus as it prepares to dip back into Aries. While Venus joins Neptune and Uranus as a retrograde planet and Venus is in Scorpio where it stirs up energy around death, birth, sex, taxes, and diseases. And then Venus transits back into Libra in November (its own sign) where the planet bestows harmony, balance, and justice.

The big news in October is that Jupiter is completing its tour-of-duty in Scorpio as it prepares to move into its own sign. And since Jupiter likes to show up on a grand scale, we see secrets coming out to be resolved. Mars is still in Aquarius so look for hot public debates on a number of concerns. Pluto also goes direct in October and this also brings secrets to the surface. The motto is “No more dirty secrets and backroom deals.”

November—

Venus goes direct on the 16 at 25 degrees Scorpio. We see court cases won that favor the everyday person when Venus transits back into Libra on the 29th until it goes direct. We see harmony restored in the community after battles waged for several months. People seek pleasure and peace during this transit. Meanwhile, Mercury goes retrograde on the November 17 in Sagittarius and transits back into Scorpio on December 1st. So, communication exchanges go from dark to light and just before the holidays.

Uranus moves back into Aries on the 7th so it’s going to revisit old issues around social justice and fairness. The grassroots gets stirred up for the final time as it resolves social issues, especially around housing and the real estate market.

Neptune goes direct on the 25th and this brings up events around water and air pollution. How will Port Townsend deal with climate change and earth changes when it has polluting industries? How can Port Townsend create new employment that is sustainable for the environment?

On the weather front, Port Townsend deals with smog, fog, and icy conditions on the roads. Mars moves into Pisces (Neptune’s Sign) on November 16 and this adds to more abundant rainfall and or deterioration in the air quality. Could see problems with high tides and windy weather—think tempest that have the town government seriously considering shoreline issues. Water damage to buildings near the shorelines is possible.

Finally, Jupiter moves into the Fire Sign, Sagittarius on the 8th and it will oppose PT’s Natal Uranus. I have a feeling that this transit will affect the local economy or the collective values. But a new form or new type of communication or connection to a foreign country that is beneficial occurs at this time too.

December—

We end the year on a watery note. Venus is in Scorpio, Mars is in Pisces, Mercury is in Scorpio for the first week and Neptune is in Pisces. We also have Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn which brings stability. However, weather wise, we could seen rainy weather and tempests. But this has local and State governments taking a serious look at climate changes and sustainable practices. New environmental protection laws come out of this time period.

Mercury joins Jupiter in Sagittarius on the 13th but the planets do not form a conjunction. Still, people are feeling jolly and optimistic, at least, during the first half of the month when the Sun is also in Sagittarius. (And the last week of November when the Sun conjuncts Jupiter in the expansive Fire Sign).

However, after the Solstice when the Sun moves into Capricorn and joins Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn (last week of the month), people return to practical matters, getting back into physical shape, and getting their finances in order. There is much work to be done as we move into 2019.

The rebuilding process begins. However, many people will use this last week to shore up their energy and rest. 2019 will be another rebuilding year, but at least all the scandals are put to rest.