Friday, May 26, 2017

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Outer Planet Transits Shape & Ignite Global Events

When astrologers view the outer planet transits, they gaze at global effects or how the transits shape the collective thoughts and actions. It's true, that we also read the outer planets in a personal astrology chart because the macro affects the micro--always. I also believe that individuals must learn how the outer planets (Saturn through Pluto) shape their lives and bring fateful situations to their doorsteps. 

Saturn changes signs every 2 1/2 to 3 years and we definitely feel the bump in the road when Saturn transits into an adjacent sign. For instance, when Saturn was in Libra, I saw many couples break up or their partnerships ended in divorce. This isn't because Saturn or Libra are negative, but that Saturn asks us to take responsibility for the area of life it focuses its gaze. And when Saturn transiting in Libra the gaze was on partnerships and that kept divorce attorneys hopping with work. Legal proceedings especially that bring balance or justice fall under Libra.

When Saturn transited into Scorpio I think there was a greater focus on reproductive health, death, birth, rebirth, taxes, taboos and all those themes that fall under Scorpio. We focused on lineages, ancestors, shamanism, psychology, investigative journalism, and the ways people sabotage themselves when Saturn transited in Scorpio. Collectively, these themes end up in the media, even mainstream media, in movies, books, and regular conversations. They end up in trends and the mantras people speak on a daily basis. When I say mantras, I'm not talking about spiritual mantras but stuff people pick up from television characters or advertisement companies. I'm talking more about slogans that people say mindlessly because they are not able to come up with authentic communication.

Saturn in Sagittarius (current transit), brought xenophobia to our attention as well as, exaggerated political leaders. We have seen more battles of opposing idealism and exaggerated claims of political candidates or corporate leaders. Hyper exaggeration falls under Sagittarius as does idealism, philosophy, higher learning, lawyers, world travel, and cultural exchange. Big religion also fits into the Sagittarius themes and the current Catholic Pope has his sun in Sagittarius.

Uranus arrived in Aries in 2011 and this was the time of the Occupy Movement, Arab Spring, and the rise of Millennial warriors with social media as their main weapon. Uranus rules youth rebellion as well as, technology, especially computer technology. Aries rules youth and warriors, as well as, the child genius. Together Uranus and Aries bring innovations and asks us to step outside of the box or the Matrix. People who can do that rise in popularity on social media. And we see this happening on YouTube. Ted Talks falls under Uranus in Aries because the speakers focus on technology and even spiritual breakthroughs.

As a collective, we are seeing mammoth shifts of consciousness happening on the planet--Uranus is the Great Awakener and brings awakened consciousness to the Zodiac Sign of its transit. So collectively, we are looking at education, youth, children, mavericks, geniuses, pioneers, innovators, scientists, and alternative science such as quantum physics (which was obscure until recent years). We look at the individual versus the collective and exploring our authentic selves. We also act with great stubbornness and impatience.

When Uranus squared with Pluto (in Capricorn), we have witnessed violence erupting all across the world, and often this violence is surreal since Neptune is doubly powerful in its own sign Pisces. And we have a synergistic effect with Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn, and Neptune in Pisces! While Uranus squares Pluto, Neptune forms sextiles with Pluto. We saw something similar in the 1960s when Neptune in Scorpio formed sextiles with Pluto in Virgo. And we saw this again, in the 1970s when Neptune in Sagittarius formed sextiles with Pluto in Libra.

We are looking at three planets that shape the collective experience in powerful ways--beyond our control. These planets communicate with our brains and our neurological systems. They entrain us into chaos and confusion because the three energies of the planets are nothing alike. Pluto contains a darker energy that takes us deep into the workings of our subconscious while Neptune veils us in a fog. Uranus comes at us in sudden and irreversible events. Now, imagine the cosmic soup these three planets are stirring up for humanity and Planet Earth at this time! Astrologers can barely grasp the significance of the powerful shifting energies coming from Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

So, when you see events in the news that literally blow your mind, know that one or all three of those planets play huge roles in those events. I'm talking general political elections, wars, strange weather, children killing children on playgrounds, medical breakthroughs, and investigative reporting revealing the shocking truth. Since 2008, we have entered a new age, call it what you want. The old ways no longer work and anyone still barking up those trees will suffer the fate of the dinosaurs. That's the main message from Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto now. Folks, this is a wake-up call. Do you hear the clarion horns calling you to ascend?

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Now You See Me, Now You Don't--The Sun Moves into Gemini on May 20, 2017

The Sun moves out of earthy Taurus and into the Mutable Air Sign Gemini on May 20. This means that we get out of our bodies and off the couch and into our minds while engaging in the social scene. Gemini brings us the gift of gab and everyone, even introverted dogs want to communicate. In fact, we're all fired up to share the stuff that's roaming around in our brains.

Ruling Planet: Mercury
Time Period: Spring, May 20 - June 21
Zodiac Symbol: Twins 
Astrological House: Third
Polar Opposite Sign: Sagittarius
Quality: Mutable
Element: Air
Body Rulership: Lungs, arms, and hands

But the problem with this Gemini energy (especially with Mars also in Gemini and Mercury transiting into Gemini on June 6), is that we talk a lot and we don't spend much time listening or observing. When we don't listen or take in the world through our senses and intuition, as we did when planets transited in Taurus, is that we miss the thread of what is really happening.

We tune into radio shows or turn on the television but we aren't really able to pay attention to what the announcers tell us because our minds feel like they have been highjacked by monkeys on acid. This isn't to put down Gemini Sun, Moon, or Ascendant people. However, this message comes as a warning to pay attention and practice the other side of an Air Sign which is mindfulness. Two-way communication requires both talking and listening. It does bode well for authors and professional communicators who study their audience and express the right words and thoughts to the right audience.

Think of Ted Talks as an example. While many topics are included in that form of media, the target audience is made up of forward-thinking progressives who tout solar panels on their homes, believe in building communities and call themselves Cultural Creatives. Well, that's the ideal anyway. They don't all have solar panels on their roofs obviously. So now, we know what Gemini is and it isn't. And yet, Gemini represents the twins and duality.

Again, I'm reminded of a gingerbread plush toy I had as a child. One side was yellow and it sported a happy face. The pink side of the toy wore a frown. Just like this toy, Gemini people are either on or they are off. There is no gray area and I'm sure Geminis have an opinion on this matter. Just like their polar opposite, Sagittarius, they too enjoy a good philosophical conversation. And if they have their Mars also in Gemini, they will argue their way until they have you buried in the ground. They are always right (even when they're not).

Gemini people learn quickly and they work well with their hands too. Think of the carpenter who also has a Masters or higher degree in an unrelated topic. And if he has Sagittarius prominent also in his Natal Chart, he also picks up foreign languages. I know of one Gemini woman musician who speaks several languages and she also picks up various musical genres with great ease. I'm just a bit envious of her, except for the smoking habit she picked up along the way. Geminis tend to have addictions to tobacco products and suffer from lung ailments such as asthma (go figure).

I had a Gemini landlady once who had a lit cigarette in one hand and her asthma inhaler in her other hand. Geminis also are more likely to suffer from a mental illness as opposed to an emotional imbalance. I have known of Geminis who are bi-polar especially or who suffer from anxiety and or clinical depression. And I'm wondering if resting their minds more through yoga and meditation would bring a healing balm to the Geminis who fit into this category (not all Geminis suffer from mental instability). Another health problem to watch out of is nervous exhaustion, especially for someone with a Gemini Rising or Gemini in their Sixth House. I have Venus in Gemini in my Sixth House and I often suffer from nervous exhaustion.

On the lighter side, Geminis love to play board games, learn something new, and take their curiosity into the realm of journalism. They excel at any job in the communication field and are excellent bloggers and social media directors. They prefer to engage in lighter topics and Scorpio types with their probing and prodding, don't please Geminis. And yet, many Gemini parents raise Scorpio children (I have seen this more often than not). I guess the two signs balance each other out. Someone with prominent Scorpio and Gemini in their chart is a fabulous candidate for investigative journalism. They are fearless and curious at the same time.

Gemini rules the hands, arms, and lungs. When the Sun or any faster-moving planet sails through Gemini, we need to be careful with the health of those areas of our bodies. We tend to suffer from more lung problems such as with seasonal allergies. And if we also have planets in Aries (not just transiting planets such as Uranus), we suffer from headaches and sinus pressure or infections. Look for herbs and flower essences that correlate with Gemini. You can also wear an amulet made from a gemstone or crystal associated with Gemini (I don't have that information handy at the moment).

 So what can we expect for Gemini people this year? With the North Node in Leo, Gemini people no longer experience the square with the Virgo North Node. So, they experience less inner and outer criticism and less nervous exhaustion. They experience heightened creativity and might want to try their hand at acting or some other kind of stage performance. Leo energies meld well with Gemini and bring out more of an extrovert energy. With Jupiter in Libra until October, Geminis forging a literary career need to pitch to agents and editors now. Don't wait until Jupiter moves into Scorpio.

Uranus in Aries still gives Gemini the push to get involved with activism and with the South Node in Aquarius, this push doubles. Gemini, use your gift with words and communication to make a difference in the world. If you can't find a job in the communication field at least volunteer to write newsletters or handle a non-profit organization's social media campaign. Or get involved in local politics. Share your thoughts (not opinions) about various causes dear to your heart.

Neptune and Chiron in Pisces are causing you confusion unless you decide to delve into your spiritual side and personal psychology. Where do you choke up in your life? Where do you trip yourself or sabotage your efforts, Gemini? Take a hard look at those patterns and commit to releasing them once and for all. Chiron asks you to go back to childhood and practice radical forgiveness. Then you can use manifestation and the Law of Attraction to create the life you only imagined up until this point.

Saturn in Sagittarius is still opposing Gemini. On one hand, you strive to see the bigger picture and to practice expansion in your life, but you keep running into restrictions, especially with travel, the law, and higher education. Perhaps, you have been denied loans or scholarships to attend a university. Look for another way around your dilemma such as taking free online classes for the time being. Or do an internship in your community to gain the skills and knowledge you require.

Normally, I would include famous Gemini people and careers for Gemini people in the post. But this post is already to winded. I want to end with the words of a famous Gemini musician, Bob Dylan. "The answer my friend is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind..."

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sagittarius Full Moon on June 9, 2017---Time to Travel & Expand Horizons

Whenever Sagittarius comes up as a signature, my mind immediately gravitates towards travel, higher learning, and the legal system. I also think of all those faraway destinations where we travel by plane or boat across an ocean or two.

On June 9, not only do we experience the full moon's energy in the Mutable Fire Sign Sagittarius, we also experience Jupiter going Direct after several months of its retrograde motion. Now, for any of you who are Sagittarius or who know Sagittarius people, you know that this sign is associated with expansiveness, enthusiasm, high spirits (often alcohol-induced), sarcasm, and exaggeration. Sagittarius also represents pie-in-the-sky idealism, seeing the glass half-full when the contents are dripping onto the floor, and freedom to roam. But are Jupiter moving Direct and the Sagittarius Full Moon indicators of good travel or good fortune (Sagittarius and Jupiter represent good fortune)?

Saturn is still in the Sign of the Satyr, however, Saturn is retrograde until August. Venus, Mars, Mercury, and Jupiter push forward. Pluto is retrograde and Neptune goes RX on June 15, only a few days after this full moon. I would say that it is a good time to travel and set ourselves free with a few caveats in mind playing out with the multiple Mutable T-Cross.

The Sagittarius Moon suffocates under the weight of the Saturn conjunction. Remember, that the moon represents emotions, how we nurture us and others and Saturn represents restrictions, limitations, fears, wisdom, karma, hard lessons, and authority figures.

So this means that we experience bans and restrictions with traveling to foreign countries, even adjacent countries such as the case with Canada and the US or Mexico and the US, but this could apply to any nation anywhere in the world. Sagittarius represents the world and the bigger picture.

If this moon/Saturn conjunction is not referring to actual travel, it is referring to freedom and civil rights that we take for granted. We could see censorship happening online and in the book publishing industry because Jupiter and Sagittarius rule the book publishing industry. Since Jupiter is in Libra, we are grappling with new laws in all areas that restrict our freedom. We see students rebelling around institutions of higher learning, including seminaries. We see battles playing out in the hierarchy of big religion. But we also see the wheels turning to bring good fortune to those folks who step outside of the Matrix and manifest their dreams. However, we must have gleaned the lessons presented by Saturn first.

The Gemini Sun conjunct Ceres (Persephone's mother/dwarf planet), opposes the moon/Saturn and squares Neptune in Pisces. Do we even know what we're talking about? Are we confusing wishful thinking with reality? And we question reality. Gemini wants to bring in logical thinking, and Neptune in Pisces runs for the escape route or surrounds us in a Neptune fog so thick we can't see the road in front of us. Tricksters, thieves, and deceptive people (with mental illnesses) come out of the woodwork. And if you meet someone who is too good to be true or if a situation feels like an illusion, make a run for it. In my opinion, anytime we have squares and oppositions with Pisces, Gemini, and Sagittarius, we must look for a realistic outlet in Virgo. We must scrutinize, especially what we read or hear in the media (it's hyperbole at this point).

Now, with all the troublesome transits set aside, what else do we have happening with this moon transit? Well, jolly Jupiter is in a good place and actually brings us clarity because Jupiter in Libra makes a trine to Mercury (which is a lower octave of Jupiter). And granted this is a wide trine, well out of the 5-degree orb I prefer to work with. However, I believe this transit is about speaking our personal truth and if we have an awareness of our personal truth, then we can navigate the energies of the T-Crosses.

Jupiter forms a sextile with the moon/Saturn which transit in Jupiter's Zodiac Sign, Sagittarius. So, if we can stay out of the mire of all the lies and distortions in the media and on social media, then we can find our higher mind and purpose. I think the people who do find clarity now and who refrain from judging others from different cultures, nations, and religions or ethnic backgrounds, travel offers enriching experiences and a tribal feeling with the Greater Whole.

Saturn/Moon form a flowing aspect with Uranus (Fire Trine) and this gives us energy. If we can direct this energy to benefit the greater good (such as pioneering new projects or joining with others in protecting our freedom), then we see positive changes occurring in the world. We could see new trends and breakthroughs that allow for greater freedom of expression on a world stage. So on one hand, we have big government and corporations curbing our liberties and on the other hand, we have new alternative movements that power the way to greater liberties. It's that Sagittarius theme of seeing the glass as half full or as half empty. Where we choose to focus creates our experiences more so than ever.

Neptune forms a sextile with Pluto. These are two of our most powerful planets and they are in flowing aspect. They both focus on mental and emotional health. Pluto delves into the deep subconscious where we harbor patterns, beliefs, shadows, and projections. Neptune rules deceptions, such as denial, addiction, and escapism. However, with the right therapies, we can heal these wounds and pave the way to greater freedom. It's challenging to manifest desires when we are riddled with emotional or mental disorders.

I think the answer is a new type of psychology that revolves around fine and performing arts and metaphysics. Programs such as the Artist's Way which is based on the Alcoholics Anonymous program would work wonders now for many folks. Yoga, meditation, journaling, and natural therapies bring healing to large numbers. We hear more about yoga and meditation taught in prisons, hospitals, and shelters. I recently wrote an article on a yoga instructor who teaches to women in shelters, prisons and other situations riddled with despair. And this is a growing movement.

So in getting back to my original question, is it a good time to travel? Yes and no. It depends on what side of the fence you're on. Are you in an expansive and curious frame of mind where you can embrace the Oneness of All That Is? Or are you projecting your shadows on others, living in fear, and believing in limitations? Are you spending time on social media blasting others with different views than your own or vilifying political leaders? It's your choice. But I will say this moon transit is karmic and we're talking instant karma.

We aren't any better than the people that we judge just based on the fact that we are judging them. Whatever we feel towards others, is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves. This transit is about mastership and some people will head back to the drawing board while others will wear graduation caps and gowns. And to those folks who truly get the lesson here, congratulations and welcome aboard the peace train. Off to the Galactic Center we go.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Whole Astrology--Pisces & Transformation from Victim to Wise Sage

Pisces, I'm writing this post especially for you. However, we all have Pisces somewhere in our Natal Charts and that's where you will find transformation occurring in your life. 

Also, look at the cusps in your charts with Gemini, Sagittarius, and Virgo. And look at planets transiting in your 9th and 12th houses. And finally, look at the place in your chart that is between 26 and 29 degrees Sagittarius because that is the Galactic Center for you.

Lately, I've been noticing more Pisces coaches and healers appearing on YouTube. They are not the old brand of Pisces riddled with addictions or struggling with balancing their emotions. They are not the old brand of martyrs and victims. No, these folks come across authentically as wise sages. They have chosen to take their past suffering and experiences and transform those experiences into gold. They have become the alchemists of the Zodiac Wheel as the Age of Pisces concludes and the Age of Aquarius begins.

Now, we wonder why is this happening? First, Pisces has had over 2,500 years to grow in the Pisces energy. Second, the oldest souls (who come to the Earth as Pisces Sun, Moon, and Ascendant people), have the hardest lessons to master. They are born into families with narcissistic, abusive, or addicted parents. They have had to deal with prisons, hospitals, ruthless religious organizations, cults, molestation, childhood abuse, rape, addiction, codependency, and mentally ill people. They mistook all of this as their fault and their wounds left them ripe for more abuse, mainly from sociopaths, psychopaths, and narcissists.

Think of that ripe peach on the ground sending out a fragrance that attracts flies, worms, and rats. That is what Pisces people have endured for 2,500 years. Now, they have the keys to liberate themselves from prison of their own making and prisons of other people's making. Pisces, with the help of the Wounded Healer, Chiron, and Neptune in their sign have reached the finish line. They are done with those lessons and now they play the role of the Wise Sage instead of the victim-martyr or saint. Pisces strips away those old masks and shows up authentically now, just when we need these folks most. I am the Neptune Girl so this is my tribe.

Other factors to look for are the North Node in Virgo which completes its transit today since the North Node transits into Leo tomorrow (May 10, also the day of the Scorpio Full Moon). And Saturn in Sagittarius transiting into the Galactic Center starting in March and then again in late November and December of this year plays a role as it reminds Pisces (and Sagittarius people) about the truth--that we are all Divine Beings and that we were created from stardust. When Jupiter transited in Virgo in 2015-16, Jupiter caused all of us to expand our consciousness into what really matters--is it the big house and designer car or the love that we have for each other. Remember, Pisces knows the difference between illusions of the material world and the God force of the Universe. Get real, Pisces tells us.

If you want to see examples of this new brand of Pisces, head to YouTube and check out the following life coaches: Lisa A. Romano, Meredith Miller, Berry Jones, and Ralph Smart, for starters. These folks embody the healed and integrated Pisces. I'm guessing that all four of them were wounded by narcissists except I'm not sure about Berry Jones' story. Pisces are magnets for abusive people with self-entitlement issues. Pisces people once suffered from feeling invisible to others and then they realized that there are times when invisibility served them.

However, none of the folks I mentioned suffer from invisibility now if the number of YouTube subscribers tells the story. All of those folks are popular and magnetic. They are the kind of wise teachers you want to sit down with and sip green tea or vegan smoothies in the case of Ralph Smart who is the typical Pisces who loves animals, nature, and veganism.

So if any of you reading this are lashing out at the old brand of Pisces, you are lashing out at ghosts. This Pisces doesn't exist any longer. They have moved on--each and everyone. And you too have moved on from the old ways in the area of your chart where Pisces is on the cusp or where you have Natal Planets in Pisces. What is your Pisces story? How has Saturn in Sagittarius, Neptune and Chiron in Pisces (and Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo) affected you? Where have you transformed from a victim into a sage?

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Whole Astrology Special--5,000 Years of Western Astrology History Condensed into 22 Minutes

Meet some of the main players of Western Astrology. From the Babylonian priests to bad boys of astrology to a 20th Century Feminist. Watch the short version of astrological history on my YouTube channel, Astrologer Patricia. If you enjoy this video, subscribe to Astrologer Patricia and share the channel with your friends and colleagues.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

North Node Transits into Leo--May 10, 2017

I think that the big news for May is the North Node moving into Leo, the Sign of the Lion. For those of you unfamiliar with the North Node, this is a destiny marker in astrology charts. The North and South Nodes determine where we experience the Solar and Lunar Eclipses. And the North Node changes signs every 18 months which translates to a year and a half.

When the North Node was in Libra and the South Node was in Aries, we learned the lessons of balance, justice, and diplomacy while focusing upon relationships with self and with others. Then when the North Node transited into Virgo (the Node transits in counter clockwise direction), we focused on service versus our personal healing.

Now, with the North Node transiting into Leo on May 10 and the South Node transiting into Aquarius, our focus is on expressing ourselves as individuals versus joining a tribe or community. For those of you who focus too much on self, your challenge is to expand yourself into your society or community. What groups can you join or what groups can you lead?

For those of us who are focused too much on community and who have volunteered ourselves until our bones feel like they made it through a grinder, it's time to focus on self-expression. This is because nodes focus on polarities. And when we focus on polarities we cast shadows and projections on to others because we fail to integrate all of our attributes into our personality. It isn't a bad idea to read Debbie Ford's books on the shadow effect.

Now, I envision activist types magnifying evil in others who aren't in agreement with their morals and values. And while I understand where the activist heart comes from, we must be extremely careful not to add more evil into the world through our harsh judgments and scathing views of others. This is when an Aquarius energy turns into a Leo energy. And I've seen this with Aquarius people who are so determined that everyone see life their way and they believe that everyone else is acting in a selfish manner as the Aquarius person is the one acting like a tyrant. If you catch yourself doing this, stop and re-frame your thoughts and feelings from a place of love.

If you are in the opposite camp and express Leo energy that others find as selfish, start brainstorming how you can contribute your skills and experiences to your community even if you received no compensation. I know, that's a hard one for you, Leo. It's true we enjoy your sunny nature. However, we can only handle so much drama off stage. And speaking of stages, we will all find ourselves on a stage or soap box during the next 18 months or year and a half. You might read this post a year and a half from now and see if that was the case for you.

We all need to get familiar with Leo and Aquarius energies since the eclipses will now take place in these signs. Look in the area of your charts where you have Leo and Aquarius on the cusps. If you have a Leo or Aquarius Ascendant, then you have those signs on your First and Seventh Houses and the themes I mentioned above will play out more heavily for you. In fact, your focus will be on self versus the other.

Look for physical and emotional problems with the heart, brain, and circulatory system. Look for ways to heal or tame the ego since it's going to rear its head. While we won't be looking at unconditional love like we did with the Virgo-Pisces axis, we will be looking at how we express generosity or greed in the world. A Leo or Aquarius love is much different in tone and color than the Pisces-Virgo unconditional love which reflects on sacrifice and service.

In addition, we are going to focus more on the Fixed Signs later this year with Jupiter moving into the Fixed Sign Scorpio for a year. Instead of having the North Node and Jupiter in the same sign as we did with Virgo in 2015-16, we will now experience a square with Jupiter and the North Node. We could in fact fight against what we feel is destiny or fate for us because the North Node represents fate. And it is like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with an uncomfortable fate cloaked in black clothing knocking at our front door. How will we respond to fate when it leads us to an unknowable future? Remember that the North Node always asks us to walk into the void. It's the place we feel most uncomfortable especially if we were born with our North Node in Leo.

So how best to work with this new nodal activity? Focus on healing your first three chakras by wearing warmer colors (red, orange, and yellow). We will most likely do this unconsciously. Spend time in nature grounding yourself so you create strong roots and a foundation. Learn to say no to activists who asks you to take up causes not dear to your heart. We strike a balance between authenticity and serving the Greater Good. Don't allow others to manipulate you with guilt and shame. And speak your truth even if you ended up roaring. Set strong boundaries and say no to off-stage drama.

There will be days where we feel like we showed up at Central Casting in Hollywood. Or if you are familiar with Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" you might compare hedonistic behaviors you witness with the characters and scenarios of that classic Italian movie. The danger of any planet or node transiting in Fixed Signs is that we become lazy, greedy, and hedonistic. And we must stay away from thinking that activists only care about the Greater Good. Remember that every Leo possesses Aquarius qualities and the other way around.

However, if you are someone who mainly focuses on self-interests, get involved with a cause. And if you are someone who tires yourself out bouncing from one cause to the next, take some time for self-care. Nodes ask us to create balance in the areas of our lives they represent. Am I happy about the North Node moving into Leo? No, I'm not since I'm mostly represented by compassionate water signs. However, despite that, we are all affected by the nodes and the cycles of eclipses. I suppose we are all kings and queens of our lives but that does not mean that it's our turn to spin drama. Let's keep our heads and hearts in balance.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Gemini New Moon for May 25, 2017---Confusion, Chaos, & Enthusiasm

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The words to Diana Ross' song, "Mahogany" filter through my brain as I look at the Gemini New Moon (2017) chart. Do we know where humanity is going now? I look at this chart and I feel like we have lost our way. We say one thing and act out of integrity with our words. Prior to the current regime in the US, I encountered kindness and peace more often. Now, I feel like someone tossed in the monkey wrench.

This New Moon chart includes two T-Crosses (one Mutable and the other Cardinal). First, we have sun and moon in the Mutable Sign of the Twins. When the twins are acting in tandem we expect harmony, coordination and some humor tossed in. But when the twins are acting like the push-pull animal from the movie "Doctor Doolittle" we're in big trouble. This new moon is troublesome to say the least. It's not as confusing or disorienting as the exact Saturn-Neptune squares we encountered in 2016, but it's up there in the ranks.

First, if you consider Chiron a formidable player (like I do), then Chiron pulls into a T-Cross with Saturn in Sagittarius and Mars in Gemini. Chiron plays the role of the apex which means that we're not going to slip past our childhood wounds and solve world problems. In order to heal all this aggression playing out on the planet we must heal our inner and deepest wounds. Mars speaks of childhood in this equation, especially childhood for boys or our male sides and Chiron represents the wounded healer always. Saturn in Sagittarius tells us to find solace in the higher mind, but we have the higher mind battling the inner child. Many of us still think that anger is not spiritual and throwing tantrums definitely kicks us out of the spiritual arena. We hear a lot of time outs at this point.

Yet, if we don't heal those hurts from long ago, we actually can't move forward. We attract more narcissists into our lives that remind us of the original ones who harmed us. And I can tell you from experience that the only way out of this hell is to return to the original wound and release it and forgive those involved with it. Don't do that baby boomer routine and keep creating more drama around childhood. I mean, many baby boomers are now in their early 70s and they are still hanging on to that trash from long ago. Toss it out already. And if you're not one of those people doing this, congratulations. Will you please wake up others from your generation. Let's get past blame, see the situation for what it is, release the pain and move forward.

Now, we have another T-Cross which includes Venus and Pallas in Aries opposing Jupiter in Libra and squaring Pluto/Juno in Capricorn. Pluto and Juno play the role of the apex in this situation. And what I see here is a male versus female dynamic playing out. I see the female warrior going to battle instead of paving the way for peace. I guess the message here is that we sometimes have to go to battle in order to have peace, especially when we're dealing with that tiresome patriarchal control and manipulation. Both men and women have had enough of that macho posturing. We forget that men also suffer under those macho regimes. So let's dis this idea that men don't cry and it's not pretty or ladylike for a woman to rage in anger.

Certainly, I don't advocate getting stuck in anger. However, anger is a higher emotion than depression, helplessness, or despair. If we choose to climb up the vibrational scale we must spend some time processing anger. Denying that we feel anger at this juncture in history is ridiculous. This reminds me of a woman I met at a spiritual event who boasted to me that she was enlightened already because she read Eckhart Tolle's book. Yeah, right. And this is not a time for spiritual smugness or self-righteousness because that just blocks the way to bringing true light into the world.

photo by Patricia Herlevi
Now, we do have some flowing aspects in this chart I want to point out. First, we have a trine with Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius. And Uranus also sextiles Mars. This is confusing however because Saturn opposes Mars (Mutable T-Cross). So we experience chaos, confusion, and enthusiasm along with hope. It's a mixed bag.

Then on top of that a Yod with Jupiter, Mercury in Taurus and Neptune in Pisces (wide yod) slows energy down, especially since Mercury is in the slow sign Taurus. This yod reminds us that we all need  time out to breathe, dream, and find balance in our lives--not an easy fete when the sun and moon are dancing in Gemini--a very busy and multitasking sign.

So here is my breakdown for each of the Zodiac Signs beginning with Aries and ending with Pisces: (Energy Starts with the Gemini New Moon on May 25).

Aries--Of all the signs, you require a time out during this new moon. Normally, the Gemini New Moon bodes well with you. However, with Venus, Pallas, and Uranus in your sign there are too many feminists waving red flags and sounding the battle cry. It's like women have suddenly turned into Joan of Arc and they're crashing against the castle walls. Beware of a woman's scorn. She's pissing mad and fired up with Saturn and Uranus in flowing aspect.

Taurus--Oh, you poor bulls. What happened to that relaxing time you were enjoying? Just when you thought you reached a peaceful agreement with your neighbors, they're at it again. It is best to stay away from hotheads and tend to your garden instead. Cool your jets by spending time in nature or with your favorite animals. People aren't your favorite creatures during this new moon.

Gemini--You feel like a nervous wreck trying so hard to get people to see your point. But what is your point? You're wavering and waffling has us feeling confused. It's best for you to pay attention to details now and take a break from multitasking. Better yet, stay clear of social media this week and head to the beach instead. Go and have some fun. Otherwise, you will experience exhaustion from argumentative people.

Cancer--With that Cardinal T-Cross, you feel like hiding in a cave. You feel like your personal values are under attack and they probably are seen as too old fashion. Pluto challenges you to focus on your transformation into higher priests and priestesses. Reread the Persephone myth since this myth's messages apply to you at this time. Jupiter asks you to regain your balance and Venus/Pallas ask you what is worth fighting for. Only you know the answer to this question. Fighting for your children's future is a good start.

Leo--With the North Node now in your sign, you feel like everything is fated. You wonder why people want to fight with each other and the tension causes you to roar. The world is full of drama and it's not the kind you enjoy. You just want everyone to mellow out and love each other. You're another sign that will find refreshment at a beach during this new moon. Chill.

Virgo--Not again. Didn't we go through these scenarios last year? Now, that the North Node has left Virgo, you're off the hook. But you feel like Florence Nightingale rushing around handing out healing balm to all those Pisces types and massaging the nerves of Gemini and Sagittarius types. Don't forget to nurse your own wounds. And if you work as a social worker or nurse, remind yourself to breathe and take breaks.

Libra--Usually having Jupiter in your sign means that you experience a bounty. However, with Jupiter opposing your planet Venus and that hotheaded Pallas and Pluto casting shadows on your life, you wish Jupiter would hurry up and enter Scorpio. However, you find relief by learning to say "no" and set strong boundaries. You find balance and peace when you practice self-love and send the narcissists packing. Good luck, Libra.

Scorpio--The Fixed Signs are almost off the hook with the Gemini New Moon. Except that the North Node is now transiting in Leo, a Fixed Sign. It's best that you go inward and reflect on fate versus free choice. Even when destiny calls, you can answer with a no. If you answer yes, then you get to go on a wild adventure that transforms your soul. Scorpio, will you take up the gauntlet?

Sagittarius--It's challenging enough having Saturn still in your sign. And now you also have Chiron and Mars to deal with. You spend too much time gambling your life away or taking foolish risks. And now Saturn is putting on the brakes and asking you to take a more mature approach. Your integrity is at stake. Will you risk harming your reputation by shoving your wounds under a rug or will you muster the courage to face those childhood wounds and finally grow up?

Capricorn--You're asking when Pluto will finally leave your sign? And my answer to you is not until 2024 (which is 7 years from now). And now lovely Juno is pairing up with Pluto reminding us to take care of the home front. Have you been neglecting the home in favor of your career or business? And where does your spiritual pursuits fit into the picture? Jupiter is asking you to find balance in your life. Venus and Pallas are asking you to protect your feminine side by nurturing it. Your intuition is shooting through the roof. Please listen to your inner voice because it holds the truth for you on your path.

Aquarius--Out of all the signs, you are the only one that is going to enjoy the Gemini New Moon. You feel like digging into new topics and reading the latest books, especially the obscure ones that are independently published. You take your friends to far-out movies and hang out at rallies. You appear on Ted Talks or in other lecture halls. Aquarius you have something to say and now is the time to act in a verbal manner even if you feel like an awkward professor who can't find where he last put his glasses.

Pisces--Dear, sweet, Pisces, you feel like everyone is picking on you and using words as their weapons. And it's true that the Gemini types are coming at you with scathing words. They enjoy playing with words that make you squirm or leave you in shambles. This will pass. And really what's happening is that those words lead you to your deepest wounds, your addictions, and your codependent behaviors. It's time to heal yourself, Pisces and polish your armor. And only then will you feel strong enough to love the world and explore Unity Consciousness.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Pluto RX--Taming the Monster in our Minds (April 20 until September 28), 2017

Remember that this year we need to resolve those old wounds hiding out in our subconscious minds. And when Pluto goes retrograde from April 20 until September 28, 2017, we have the opportunity to clear up our patterns and beliefs. This is a fabulous window to delve into our deep subconscious, return to those childhood wounds and liberate ourselves.

When Pluto goes retrograde we don't experience one huge transformational experience after another. We also find that others have less control and power over us. The oligarchs take a breather. The six month period allows us to sort and sift over the events from the past six months. When any planet goes retrograde we focus less on the outer world and spend more time in our hearts and minds. We get a grasps on why we endure so many dark nights of the soul. And we also realize that much of what we found insufferable was unnecessary if only we had done the clearing work.

When Saturn goes retrograde we review the structure of our life. When Mercury goes retrograde we get caught up on communication, clear up misunderstandings from previous Mercury RX periods; when Venus goes retrograde we revisit our values and see how they might have changed. When Pluto goes retrograde we revisit our sense of empowerment and how we wield or don't wield our personal power in the world. It is a time to reflect in how we give our power away to others and then to stop those behaviors.

When Mars goes retrograde we tend to take care of any part of our physical health or emotional health where we don't feel optimal. It's also a good time to get iron levels checked and tone up on those muscles (along with Saturn RX or direct). When Uranus goes RX life can get boring if we enjoy sudden and abrupt changes. I personally enjoy Uranus retrograde because I get tired of the surprises and sudden changes. When Neptune goes RX it's time to heal addictions and codependent behaviors, and similar to Pluto RX, to reclaim our personal power or at least, spiritual center.

So what will you do with Pluto RX? Will you do the necessary work or will you deny that any work needs to get done? Will you reclaim your personal power or act out of fear by controlling others? Micromanaging others is not a good skill to have even if some people think that it is. And we really don't want to micromanage ourselves either because that leaves God out of the picture. That's actually another way of denying personal power since we co-create with God.

 If you find yourself giving your power away, congratulations. You have discovered what holds you back and you can begin the clearing work. Many of us feel Pluto as we fear the reaper. And Pluto is the god of the Underworld. Pluto represents those areas of our lives where we experience death and rebirth. Where in your chart is your Natal Pluto? And where is transiting Pluto in your chart? These are the areas most affected by a Pluto RX period or a Natal Pluto RX.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Scorpio Full Moon on May 10, 2017--Passionate Outbursts and Manifestations

We will finally see relief from the Uranus square with Pluto during the Scorpio Full Moon. However, we will still experience a Cardinal T-Cross that involves Pluto in Capricorn, Venus and the asteroid Pallas in Aries and Jupiter RX at 14 degrees Libra. The opposition with Jupiter and Pallas is exact which again, brings up the Divine Feminine and this time in the guise of Kali (Indian Goddess of Creation and Destruction).

Venus is transiting in her opposite sign, that of a warrior (Mars/Aries) so she's either all fired up or playing a passive-aggressive role. Venus opposes Jupiter which is in the sign of Venus, Libra. So we experience a tug-of-war between our masculine and feminine sides of humanity. We seek balance. Pluto in Capricorn which goes about destroying structures or overpowers us with new laws or oligarchs posing as democratic leaders tosses in the wrench. On one hand, Pluto in Capricorn is our salvation if we reclaim our personal power. On the other hand, Pluto in Capricorn can also overpower us and leave us feeling like helpless victims. Yet, if we get our act together we can also seek justice for any wrongs against us, especially if we are women.

The asteroid Pallas represents the female warrior anyway and here she transits in the sign of the warrior (Aries). Pallas catches up to hotheaded Uranus in Aries at the end of May and beginning of June where she will kick up dust. Women will fight for their individual and collective rights. I especially see this playing out in the United States, in West Africa, and the Middle East. I see this happening in various Asian countries too. And the question for us to ask ourselves is how can we fight for justice and usher in the Age of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine. We don't want to leave out the masculine side even if we feel harmed by the patriarchs.

However, like any see-saw, we go heavily to the other side before we achieve true balance. And women in general, are feeling fighting mad at this point. Pallas in Aries suggests a Joan of the Arc type warrior here. This is a woman who hears the voice of God and channels that voice into action, requiring a great deal of bravery. The Full Scorpio Moon also represents Kali as I mentioned earlier. And for those of you not familiar with this Hindu Goddess, I'm including an image.

Also on the feminine side of this full moon, the Scorpio Moon forms a trine with Neptune in Pisces and also Chiron. This tells me that us women need to go deep for healing at this time. Pay attention to dreams and fleeting images. Also feel your intuition shooting through the roof. In addition, with Saturn trining Uranus once again, we have a boost of energy in the form of enthusiasm.

The Air Trine with Mars in Gemini and Jupiter in Libra bring out our masculine sides which show up more in words, language, and speeches than in action. We see a lot of thinking or deep thought around law and justice. We hear a lot of men and women waxing philosophy or we just hear a lot of complaining about the lack of justice in the world. Both Libra and Gemini have a tendency to talk out both sides of the mouth and act in a passive-aggressive way, more so with Libra energy. I also want to point out that Mercury (ruled by Gemini and Virgo) conjuncts Uranus so we either hear a lot of heated arguments or hear brilliant ideas that bring solutions (suddenly or in a flash).

Juno and the Taurus Sun are in flowing aspect which has us looking at agriculture and food distribution. We also look at issues around the home and with mothers. Some of us see our mother in a Kali-like way especially if we either suffered childhood abuse at the hands of a dominant yet creative mother (think drama queen) or we grew up with powerful no-nonsense mothers (high-powered women such as Hilary Clinton).

Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius feel this full moon the strongest. You resist the flow of energy from the moon and sun. Remember, however, that change is inevitable and if you don't go with the flow you end up with health problems with the joints and possibly the heart. Tradition is one thing, and survival of the planet is another. Gemini, Virgo, Pisces, and Sagittarius, you still have Neptune, Chiron, and Saturn transits to contend with plus Mars in chatty Gemini. Think before you speak now. While you are itching for a change other people aren't and they are fearful of change. Therefore, they could react violently towards you if you use ill-placed words.

Finally, Capricorn, Libra, Aries, and Cancer you want to push your values on others, especially around power, politics, and economics. Refrain from doing this. Remember that the world consists of many realities and yours is not the one everyone marches to. I understand that you want peace in the world and you think you have to do this through controlling others. Only controlling others or micromanaging people will backfire. Go with the flow. If you feel that you have to control others, turn into your Higher Wisdom and balance that with your ego. It is crucial that you do so.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus/Aries---Slow Down and Pay Attention to Details

Just like people fear the reaper they also fear Mercury retrograde. So, take a few deep breaths and realize that Mercury is a small, personal planet, which is actually doing us a favor during a retrograde. And Mercury goes retrograde around three times a year for about three weeks. Last year, we experienced four retrogrades of Mercury.

When Mercury moves too far ahead of the sun we actually experience an imbalance. Our identity and the way we communicate it gets muddled. We lose sight of our projects and stop paying attention to details or we fail to see the bigger picture as we plow through the life experience. We lose touch with people or we don't communicate clearly even when Mercury is at full speed and moving direct. So we get a time-out where the sun and Mercury align once again.

This is why we must slow down and pay attention when Mercury is in retrograde motion. And believe it or not, some people don't have issues with this phase of Mercury or any planet going retrograde because their lives are in balance. If you can be in the here and now rather than zooming into the future or waxing nostalgia for the past, then Mercury retrograde is no big deal. In fact, you might even enjoy this time-out to get caught up on paperwork, to edit manuscripts, to revisit a problem and actually solve it and to make corrections on any agreements that you signed during a previous Mercury retrograde. It's a good time to get out of contracts and leases, especially if you have flowing aspects to Jupiter which is currently transiting in Libra.

Mercury goes retrograde at 4 degrees Taurus on April 9. It travels back into Aries on April 20 and transits to 24 Aries on May 3. And then goes direct on May 4. Mercury transits back into Taurus on May 17. So, the first part of this retrograde will seem slower and almost as if communication has been mired. This is for two reasons. Taurus has slow plodding energy and Mercury is stationary and slower at the beginning of a retrograde. It feels like a bumpy ride or riding a road bike on a country road filled with potholes if that gives you an image or feeling.

For some of you, Mercury transits in two of your Natal Houses. And for those of you who have Taurus intercepted in an Aries House, you will experience this transit in one large house. Look at your chart to see where this retrograde takes place. Use my astro cheat sheet to look up themes of those houses or house. This will give you an idea of where communication and technology are muddled in our life. This is where you must provide clarity and pay attention to details.

I'm offering short readings for the Mercury Retrograde where we observe this transit in your Natal Chart. This is a half-hour reading or short e-mailed report for $50. I only look at the Mercury RX. We can do this by Skype (Fridays only) or I can send you a report and chart. I will have more availability for Skype the last week of April. I look forward to helping you to balance with this retrograde. I can also do the same offer for the Saturn RX (separate from the Mercury RX reading).

Friday, March 31, 2017

Taurus--The Belle and Beaux of the Forest

What do Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, and Stevie Wonder have in common? They all share the same Taurus Sun Sign. And yes, they all worked or work in the entertainment business. We can spot a Taurus person by their big doe-eyes, slower tempo in their decisions and movement, and their ability to get each of us to ground back in our bodies.

Ruling Planet Venus
Colors Pink, Green, and Earth Tones
Rules the Throat (and Throat Chakra) and neck (shoulders?)

You find many Tauruses in the dance world as you also find them published in literary journals or you hear their voices gracing favorite compact disks. Taurus is a Fixed Earth Sign and similar to the other two Earth Signs (Virgo and Capricorn), Taurus people have strong bodies. If they don't work in the arts, you can find these folks making practical pottery, running businesses, or working in gardening, landscaping or on farms. They enjoy growing things. They enjoy spending time among animals and they spread beauty in the world.

Similar to Libra, a Cardinal Air Sign that shares the planet Venus with Taurus, Taurus people are charming, easy-tempered, and they enjoy engaging with other people, usually in gatherings with the finest food and drink. However, some Taurus prefer a more rustic setting like a villa in Tuscany or Provence or Quebec. Taurus is the ruler of Quebec after all. I believe Taurus rules Spain too which would explain the Spanish obsession with bulls and cheese.

Taurus Sun, Moon, and Ascendant prefer heavier foods. Sure, you can entice a Taurus person into eating a green salad once in a while but they won't leave the table until you follow that green salad with something more sustainable that includes root vegetables. Potatoes, anyone? I've met very few Taurus people with food allergies or intolerances. They relish food too much, after all, many Taurus people grow and raise their own food or have memories of families or ancestors who did.

Taurus people approach life through their senses. They have highly developed senses which they engage with long before they speak their first words. And some of these Taurus people will surprise you too. They might have begun talking later than their siblings or peers and then they develop a gift for poetry and prose, much like Shakespeare, a Taurus.

Taurus people tend to have stronger bodies and a few of them are quite thin such as Audrey Hepburn, who resembled a deer. I have also met Taurus women with incredible hair--thick and luxurious. Often, they have wavy hair and smooth skin. Remember they have Venus as their ruling planet. Venus brings beauty into the world.

photo by Patricia Herlevi
In relationships, they prefer reliable partners who are as mellow as they are. They prefer people who appreciate the finer things in life, enjoy travel, and good food. They appreciate gifts that offer them a sensual experience such as silk or velvet which is soft to touch. They require gifts that engage their senses which include musical recordings, delicious traditional foods, a good wine, chocolate, artisanal cheeses, and soft natural fabrics. They also appreciate sturdy furniture and pottery that can last for generations. They're usually not into post-modern anything but this depends on other planets and signs in their Natal Charts.

The best careers for Taurus are careers that allow Taurus to move at his or her own pace. They are usually good at accumulating and managing money. If they're not the wealthiest person on the block, they're also not the poorest one. They use their resources wisely but they will indulge for beautiful things and delicious food. You'll find few vegans in this group as they lean towards an omnivore diet. And if they don't come from the world of dance or yoga, it might be a real challenge to get them to exercise. Walking is better for them than jogging. Yoga is an excellent practice for them to keep their joints flexible and to help them go with the flow.

If you have Taurus friends you can rely on them. They are loyal and they are usually on time when you meet with them. On the downside, Taurus has a reputation for stubbornness and fixed opinions. This is also true for Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Scorpio is their dark opposite sign or their polar opposite. Every Taurus has some Scorpio in their personality. They will project their Scorpio traits on others.

If the Taurus person had a rough childhood they benefit from therapy. Only it's near impossible to get a Taurus person into a therapist's office. Again, their stubbornness surfaces. They don't want to probe their deep subconscious mind unless they are rewarded with a thoughtful art project that brings them recognition. Even then, they will clean up the project so that it's pleasant for others to take in, as with Stevie Wonder and his upbeat songs.

If you are a Taurus person, happy birthday. This year, you experience the North Node moving into Leo (May) and Jupiter transiting into your opposite sign, Scorpio in October. Pluto remains in a fellow Earth Sign, Capricorn and gives you strength as you undergo more transformation. Neptune and Chiron in Pisces ask you to pay attention to your dreams and go with the flow. This year you can manifest anything if you can dream it first. However, do this for the highest good.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Taurus New Moon--Exalted and Relaxed

When the Taurus New Moon comes along, it's time to manifest our desires. This is the best moon for setting intentions and using visualization practices. We get in touch with our senses and the Taurus energy helps us stay grounded in our bodies.

Remember that in order to manifest dreams into concrete reality we must be grounded in our bodies. Taurus represents dense energy because it is an Earth and a Fixed sign. Yes, this energy moves at a slow tempo and it allows us to contemplate and drink in everything life has to offer.

Last year, the Taurus New Moon appeared in a troublesome moon chart. I decided not to set any intentions during the cycle between the 2016 Taurus New Moon and the Scorpio Full Moon. This year, we have a better moon chart, even though as in every chart, it brings us challenges too.  Let's look at the Cardinal T-Cross which poses some challenges. Again, we have the three players, Jupiter in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries and both squaring Pluto in Capricorn. This on-going energy carries some new themes. Mercury joins Uranus in Aries with a one degree orb and Juno joins Pluto in Capricorn. We can call this variations on the same themes we have seen play out since Jupiter moved into Libra last fall.

When Mercury joins Uranus we have a high level of mental activity and energy at play. This means our minds are racing and most likely gravitating towards social justice issues. We hear or read articles about the brain and brain science. We might learn about the effects of recreational drugs and alcohol on the brain since we're still coming out of the Pisces haze of the Solar Eclipse and the Virgo Full Moon which also featured powerful Piscean energy. We will learn how we can heal brain issues with music, cinema, photography, yoga, and meditation. Again, this is because of that Pisces energy.

If you find that you can't calm your mind down, try sound healing bowls and tuning forks. Join a drum circle. Spend time in nature. Practice yoga and yogic breathing. Dance. Sing or work with music in some way. I like to head to our local waterways and photograph ducks to satisfy and balance my Pisces energy. Now, Jupiter in Libra offers us some practices too to calm down the mind. Focus on beauty and the areas of our life that are in balance. Focus on the other, instead of self when dealing with partnerships. Have you ever noticed that when you find yourself obsessing about issues, reaching out to help others relieves you of that stress? This is one way to calm the tension presented by the T-Cross.

Another outlet would be to use the Aries energy to make changes in your community. Join other advocates for the causes that stir your passions. Get involved with physical exercise to work off steam. Be the first at something. Take bold action in some area of your life. On the Pluto in Capricorn side make transformations in your relationship with your mother and your home. Return to your childhood and reclaim your power through integration therapy.

This does not bring overnight healing but it does heal codependency. The outlet from the T-Cross is Cancer. So self-nurturing, proper nourishment, taking care of the breasts and stomach bring relief from the tension of the T-Cross. Nurturing others brings rewards too. Just make sure you aren't doing this in a way that enables others to become or act co-dependent.

Mercury and Uranus in Aries make a flowing aspect to Saturn in Sagittarius. So not only are our brains racing the Indie 500, we feel like we're making progress in areas of higher education, travel, and the higher mind. Mercury and Uranus get our brains up to speed and we're able to handle difficult material. We find that we have a high learning curve even if some of us suffer from headaches and tension in the jaw as we embark on an educational journey. College students might feel more stress than usual like they have to get it right or they might come off as know-it-alls. The other thing that could happen is that students rebel against college professors or religious figures. It will be interesting to see how this aspect plays out.

The Moon and the Sun form an out-of-sign trine with Saturn according to this moon chart. This means that our core identity is tied up in our education, philosophy, or our higher mind. We need to get out of our heads and into our bodies. Since the Sun and Moon are in Taurus we can use the Fire trines to bolster our manifestation and alchemy abilities. We don't have the Saturn-Neptune Square or Mars in Scorpio to contend with this year. And we've grown used to the Cardinal T-Cross because it has appeared in every moon chart so far this year. Fortunately, Uranus is pulling ahead of Pluto and this T-Cross will dissolve the second half of 2017.

So what can each of the Zodiac Signs expect from this year's Taurus New Moon?

Aries--For you, it's time to speak your mind. However, you need to do this with diplomacy and from a place of justice. Own your power that comes from spirit by not confusing your ego with spirit. You don't always need to come first. However, by acting as a pioneer and forging new territories through controlling your thoughts, you make a difference on the planet.

Taurus--You indulge in sensual delights. It's spring (at least in the northern hemisphere) and flowers are blooming everywhere. You want to garden or grow food. Perhaps, you indulge in writing poetry, throwing pots as in pottery, or painting. Some of you cook four-course meals for your friends and you listen to live music. Companionship and sharing the good life is in store for you.

Gemini--With Mars transiting in your sign and Saturn in Sagittarius challenging you (not to mention Neptune and Chiron in Pisces), make sure that you don't cut anyone down or off with ill-placed words. This is not the time to use provocative language unless you want to go to battle. Mars gives you lots of energy which is best used for physical pursuits. With Uranus and Mercury in flowing aspect, you feel brainy but use that brain power to make a difference in the world rather than to criticize others. Words you say now could come back to haunt you later.

Cancer--I know we (Cancerians) are tired of hearing astrologers and coaches tell us to practice self-care. However, that's exactly what the Taurus New Moon is asking us to do. First, the Moon is at its most powerful and sensual in Taurus. Cancer wants to eat too much. Indulge in too much alcohol or forget to take care of his or her body. Make sure that you are eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and getting out in fresh air. The Taurus Moon turns you into a homebody so if you're going to stay at home learn new recipes in the kitchen or do some gardening.

Leo--You guys are expanding spiritually this year. It's as if you experience one epiphany after another so you want to get behind a microphone and share this newfound wisdom. You want to become life coaches or join a rock band. Make sure that you get in touch with your heart because it's too easy to confuse the ego with the heart, especially since Leo rules both.

Virgo--The North Node is about to leave your sign and travel into Leo (May). This gives you around a month to tie up loose ends. Are you on the right path? The Taurus Moon lends you strength and helps you heal bodily issues, especially with the throat and neck. You can use this moon for deep relaxation. Get a massage or therapy of one kind or another. And take time alone to contemplate where you want to head next. It really feels like the end of a long year-and-a-half cycle for you. But you have a clear picture of your life destiny. Discern but don't criticize. None of us are perfect and life is a journey.

Libra--You share the planet Venus in common with Taurus. And even though Taurus is a feminine Earth Sign, you share many attributes in common. You both like the finer things in life. You both appreciate art and the good company of friends. And with Jupiter still in your sign, Libra, you feel like could prosper now. So balance the scales in whatever way appeals to you. You might also need to blow off steam by getting out and exercising your body. Get out of your head and into your body. We don't manifest from our thoughts. We manifest from sensations and feelings in the physical body. Remember those words.

Scorpio--Sex feels very good during the Taurus New Moon. This moon allows you to lighten up and indulge in sensual pleasures. Try digging in the dirt or better yet, try different therapies to delve into your subconscious to bring healing to your body. You explore your DNA and lineages. You experience intense dreams with Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. And Pluto in Capricorn conjunct Juno has you transforming home or your concept of home. You could also become pregnant now if you are wanting to have children. This is a fertile New Moon for you.

Sagittarius--Saturn is still in your sign until December (around the holidays). This means that you still experience restrictions around long-distance travel, the legal system, and higher education. You lock horns with people from other religions or religious views. But with Saturn in the Galactic Center and retrograde you could also experience ascension or the beginning of an ascension process. You find that words cannot describe your otherworldly experiences. You astral project. You swim in the cosmos and this leaves you speechless.

Capricorn--Transformation is still the key word for you and will continue to be until 2024. However, Capricorn, you are growing stronger and more powerful with each passing month. You don't even mind Uranus going to battle with you or Pluto transforming you from a frighten child-adult to a powerful teacher. You love the Taurus New Moon and Saturn RX. It's time to take a break and hang out with cows in the middle of a meadow. Well, maybe in your dreams. Sit back and daydream a bit. And when you're engaging your senses, you manifest a better life--the life you dreamed of but wouldn't allow to manifest. Go for it.

Aquarius--Okay, you're feeling confused. Uranus and Mercury are causing your brain to race from one brilliant idea to the next. But the Taurus Sun and Moon slam on the brakes. You don't want to play the investors' games. You want everyone to think outside of the box like you. And they're just not up to speed with your brilliant ideas. You must be patient and use diplomacy instead of harsh words when educating others. Many of you get involved in grassroots causes or you start your own advocacy groups. Aquarius, we need you but give us a chance to catch up. If you suffer from headaches during this New Moon, you're thinking too much. Get out of your heads and into your bodies. Go for a hike or swim in a lake. I'm thinking of that jazz song with the words about jumping in a lake.

Pisces--I always like typing Pisces when I'm giving forecasts for the Zodiac Signs because I'm at the end. And I don't want to give you the short end of the stick even if my fingers are aching by this point. Pisces, I want you to get into your bodies so you can manifest your dreams. You have the fantasy part down. Your vision boards are works of art. You chant beautifully and your drumming is coming along.

But now it's time to get into your bodies and dance your desires into physical reality. You feel disappointed that you're not manifesting your soul partner or that you're not living in your dream home or driving your dream car. This is because you have dissociated from your body and you can't manifest when you are floating around in deep space. The trick really is getting grounded in your bodies. The Taurus New Moon helps you with that. Bonne chance.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 Equinox Chart--A Whole Lot of Changes Going On

Here is the Equinox chart set for 3:29 a.m., Seattle, Washington USA on March 20, 2017. As you can see, the chart contains a whopping Cardinal T-Cross with a cluster of planets in Aries (sun, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus) going to heads with Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Libra. Also, notice that the moon is transiting in a fellow Fire Sign, Sagittarius with an exact conjunction to Saturn in the Galactic Center. 

Meanwhile, Mars is transiting in stable Taurus. Could it be that we require a lot of patience now?

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Aries New Moon for March 27, 2017--New Beginnings & Breakthroughs

photo by Patricia Herlevi
An Aries New Moon represents true Spring to me (unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere). It's no wonder that here in the north, we see so many baby animals and children rollicking outdoors around the time the Sun and Moon connect in Aries. But new beginnings come in many forms and on many fronts, as we'll notice with the Aries New Moon on March 27, 2017.

With this Aries New Moon, we experience tension when Jupiter at 19 degrees Libra goes to battle with Pluto at 19 degrees Capricorn. Mercury catches up and conjuncts Uranus in Aries. So we have a semi-tight Cardinal T-Cross with Pluto providing the apex and Cancer providing the outlet. This means that our new beginnings start off with a bang. And if we choose to give our power away, this could result in experiencing violence or aggression or bullying from others.

We must practice self-care while we heal any mother (or father) issues during March and going into April. Once we heal those childhood wounds, we open ourselves up to the higher vibrations of the Aries Sun and Aries Moon. When we heal those wounds we stop attracting toxic behavior from ourselves and others. We can sigh with relief now that Mars has moved into stabilizing Taurus. It's no longer in a T-Cross with Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter. And now, we pursue our values which manifest after we heal those old emotional wounds.

Pluto represents power and it can represent the structures in our lives. Jupiter strives for creating balance and harmony in relationships and not just with intimate partners. Relationships come in many forms, as we will learn in late March. Uranus and Mercury in Aries act as firestarters charging through the gate. Watch what you say during this Aries New Moon week because cutting words have a way of haunting us later. People are already feeling hotheaded with their brains firing away. Now, is no the time to act impetuous way even if we are tempted to bring out our naughty inner children.

Children and youth act out now and challenge authority, especially parents and teachers. They don't like the way we are running the world. Some children act selfish and others act selflessly because they are concerned about their families, communities, and the world. In fact, we focus on children during this new moon and the cycle it begins.

We see horrendous acts towards children in the news and possibly in our own neighborhoods. We must get rid of this idea of either spoiling and punishment of children and see them as the Divine Beings that they are. Overprotecting children backfires as does neglectful actions. It's obviously a time for adults to heal their inner children and to stop taking it out on their children. I know this isn't so easy but there is the message from this new moon.

This particular chart shows out-of-sign squares between Saturn at 27 degrees Sagittarius and the moon, the sun, and Venus at 7 degrees Aries. I'm ignoring these red lines but I'll watch to see if we experience Saturn energy dampening our values, personal identities or emotional expression represented by the orbs and Venus.

However, Mars in Taurus lines up with Pluto in Capricorn which helps us ground ourselves in concrete reality. And Saturn trines Uranus and Mercury in Aries which can also keep us grounded as we pursue our passions. And it's better to focus on our passions than on all the strife in the world. Oh, and there will be strife as tension between the grassroots and authority figures continues. But know that this is playing out so that we can awaken and ascend in consciousness.

Welcome the Aries New Moon and new beginnings as we continue with the evolution of Mother Earth.

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