Friday, August 31, 2018

Powerful Saturn turns direct September 6


Saturn turns direct September 6, (7:10AM, EST) at 2 degrees of Capricorn. This is a powerful reversal of the planet of responsibilities and reality, and as it begins to move forward many things and situations that have been delayed will begin to move forward in some ways as well. With Mercury and Mars direct after the long summer retrogrades you should already notice forward movement, but the energetic shift with Saturn is especially powerful.

While retrograde, Saturn slows down the normal rate of activity so better methods can be developed and organized. Saturn (in Capricorn) rules the structures in our lives and allows us to develop our boundaries.

Wherever Saturn is located in your personal chart is where you need more work to avoid feeling limitation in some way.

When transiting Saturn is retrograde, and we experience a Saturn transit in our personal charts, the retrograde of Saturn is typically the most difficult period of the transit. When we experience a harsh Saturn transit, it typically makes three passes over the course of about a year, one of them typically while Saturn is retrograde. Saturn turned retrograde April 17, and retrogrades every year for about four months.

As Saturn turns direct this can be good news for many issues and situations that have been stuck or in some way or unproductive, and this is true for both the individual and the collective.  Saturn can represent a reality check in many areas of our lives and even in the world. We will see the direct motion of Saturn play out in the world, as situations begin to shift and change again in powerful ways.

While Saturn was retrograde many problems were internalized that were cloudy and difficult to figure out. As Saturn turns direct, these situations along with corrections and forward movement may be implemented.

Saturn is especially powerful in Capricorn where it is at home. This is a harsh placement of Saturn and Saturn/Capricorn rules time, among other things. Many people will feel their age, responsibilities and personal limitations as Saturn transits through Capricorn in this 'no frills,' sign where it will remain until late 2020.

Those with Cardinal planets (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Aries) at 1-11 degrees will feel the most pressure between now and the end of December as Saturn moves forward.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Remembering Princess Diana 21 years later

On August 31, 1997 Princess Diana, 'The People's Princess,' and Princess of Wales was killed in a car wreck in Paris, France. She was with Dodi Fayad, son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed, and then owner of London Harrods Department Store. They were rumored to be getting engaged.
The events of this evening were tragic, as Diana was the most high profile British royal of the generation.  America loved her and to many of those of my generation she was 'every woman.' In my opinion she will never be matched, and no one comes close to filling her shoes now or since her death. She brought light to the most downtrodden in society, aids, the homeless along with family issues that others in her position did not and have not since.
On that night I was having a small party at my home when the news of the wreck came on CNN. It was a shock and everyone gathered around the TV to watch. Super psychic Bambi Barrett was one of those attending the party.
As the news of the tragic wreck flashed across the screen, I remember Bambi blurting out, 'she won't make it.' I was shocked and Bambi continued, 'and if by some miracle she does, she will never be the same.'
Events of that evening soon proved Bambi's words correct. The party ended as the magic of the evening was gone and everyone went home deep in thought and sadness. Diana was pronounced dead around 4AM, the next day, September 1. My husband and I never left the TV that night.
We were on the eve of a powerful eclipse that fell in a significant place in Diana's chart.
This  eclipse (9 degrees of Virgo), along with the Sun and Mercury fell almost exact on her natal Pluto. Transiting Pluto was square Mars in her 8th house which can show a violent death. This would be a dangerous combination, and aspects affecting Pluto can relate to death in extreme cases.
I believe at the time of her death, Diana was in a depressed and confused state, and had reportedly broken up with Physician Hasnat Khan.
There is nothing in her chart that tells me she would have married Fayad, and in time the relationship would have faded. I do believe however, she would have remarried within a few years.
Years later, rumors still persist and many do not believe her death was an accident. Like many of the great unsolved crimes and deaths we may never reach a consensus on what fully occurred that fateful night.
We will never know what the world would be like today had she lived, but I am certain she would have continued to spread her light of the issues that matter most to the common people.RIP Princess Diana, you will always be remembered.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

September 2018: Fall arrives/a volatile and changeable month



During the month of September:

The Sun transits through Virgo and into Libra.

Mercury moves through three signs: Leo, Virgo and Libra.
Venus travels through Libra and into Scorpio where it will retrograde in early October.
Mars moves through Capricorn and back into Aquarius for the second time this year.
Jupiter moves past the first half of its  cycle in Scorpio.
Saturn turns direct at 2 degrees of Capricorn, along with Pluto at 17 degrees of Capricorn.
It's been a rough summer for many with all the delays (6 retrograde planets), change (Uranus into Taurus) and three powerful eclipses. Of course summer does not officially end until September 22, when the Sun enters Libra.
September will bring several substantial planetary aspects and influences, and we are headed into a volatile fall/election year.
 May 15, Uranus entered Taurus and Mars entered Aquarius the next day creating a clash. We saw deadly clashes in Gaza, a volcanic eruption in Hawaii, and the political turmoil amped up, just to name a few situations in the world. Many people saw change and upheaval in their personal lives including job change, relationship endings, and unexpected, unavoidable events.
Mars squared Uranus for the second time during early August, and in September we will experience the final clash between these two powerful planets.
September 10, Uranus retrogrades to 1 degree of Taurus and Mars re-enters Aquarius for the second time this year.
On the same day Venus enters Scorpio, creating a t-square (3 planets with conflicting energies) with Uranus and Mars.A T-square looks like a T, and has two squares and an opposition.
This will be a volatile configuration that will be very powerful the 10th-14th.
We can expect attacks at various levels, and there is strong potential for violence along with other unexpected events in the US and around the world. Rest assured it will involve politics and more. We could see a drop or change in the financial markets.
On a personal level, this is a transit of change, breaking away from situations that limit your personal freedom and unexpected events, especially involving those who have fixed planets at 0-3 degrees, or those with planets in the early degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius.
The Mars-Uranus square is exact September 15-18, but we are looking at about a two week span, where we will see much tension in the world and our personal lives, change, and unexpected events. Mars/Uranus transits generally relate to explosive situations and circumstances, violence, unexpected change, military or police events, plane crashes, and anger, to name only a few. We could also see extreme weather or earth related disasters.
 In our personal lives we can experience sudden and abrupt change, or a desire to break free of some situation that has seemingly held us back whether it is a job, relationship or something else. Uranus is often called the planet of 'freedom at any cost."
Many things will change again at this time, and you can look back at the previous dates May 15-18, and August 1-4, to determine its affect in your personal chart and circumstances.
Both the New and Full Moon this month are stressful this month.
The September 9, New Moon (along with the Sun) falls at 17 degrees of Virgo and opposes Neptune at 15 degrees of Pisces. This creates a convoluted type of energy that can easily lead to misunderstandings, avoidance, insecurity, and/or lack of clarity.
My advice is not to take at face value anything that presents itself as all the facts may not be in. Things for some may seem worse than what they really are.
The Moon is supported by Pluto and Jupiter however, and this gives us an 'out,' to complacency or lack of clarity. Look for the facts, and they will present themselves, even if not this particular day. The energy is there to move forward in some way with Jupiter and Pluto.
A hard Neptune opposition can be a positive time for creativity or working to help others less fortunate. We may see outbursts of compassion in various places and ways.
The Full Moon falls at 1 degree of Aries on September 25. Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War. The Moon forms a t-square, or a transit involving the energies of three planets, with a square to the Sun, as well as a square with Saturn. This configuration can pull us in many different directions.
This can relate to endings on various levels. Relationships that have outlived their purpose may end at this time, along with other situations. It may seem negative, tiring and depressing. this moon can link to fears rooted in negative childhood or other experiences. The words, 'chill out,' come to mind, and should be good advice on this Moon.
Saturn trines Uranus the first half of the month for the final time. This has been a big help in 2018 and will not return again soon.
This is positive and constructive energy. In many ways now is the time to combine old ideas with the new and come up with something totally different.
This is a good time for creative self expression as you can find ways of doing things that don't rock the boat. This is also good for group activity in the collective, and out personal lives.
From mid-month the transit begins to weaken but will remain within orb until November.
Other transits of significance include:
September 5, Mercury enters Virgo. Thinking becomes more detailed and critical. Mercury is at home here and conversations can be practical, deeper. Conversation and thinking can also become more worrisome and overly critical of others.
September 6, Saturn turns direct. While retrograde, Saturn slows down the normal rate of activity so better methods can be developed and organized. Saturn rules the structures in our lives and allows us to develop our boundaries.
Wherever Saturn is located in your personal chart is where you need more work to avoid feeling limitation in some way.
When transiting Saturn is retrograde, and we experience a Saturn transit in our personal charts, the retrograde of Saturn is typically the most difficult period of the transit. When we experience a harsh Saturn transit, it typically makes three passes over the course of about a year, one of them typically while Saturn is retrograde. Saturn turned retrograde March 25, and retrogrades every year for about four months.
As Saturn turns direct this can be good news for many issues and situations that have been stuck or in some way or unproductive, and this is true for both the individual and the collective.  Saturn can represent a reality check in many areas of our lives and even in the world.
While Saturn was retrograde many problems were internalized that were cloudy and difficult to figure out. As Saturn moves direct the answers are put into motion, and many matters connected with government, the collective and business begin to move forward.
September 7, Mercury trines Saturn. This is a stabilizing transit and during this time, much can be accomplished with ease.
Also on September 7, the Sun opposes Neptune. This is confusing and difficult. It is easy to make mistakes, or mis-communicate something. At its worst this can bring up paranoia, insecurity or lack of clarity.
September 9, Venus squares Mars. This can bring up issues and problems between the sexes, along with jealousies and other tensions. As this falls on the day of the New Moon which opposes Neptune, situations may well be unclear, convoluted, or new information can be revealed. If you are in the dark, do nothing, as light and clarity will soon return.
September 9, Venus enters Scorpio where it will remain the better part of the year. Venus is considered at its detriment in this sign ruled by Pluto. There can be a tendency while in Scorpio for Venus to operate in a more compulsive or obsessive manner, with a need to uncover the truth, whatever that may or may not entail.
Venus will retrograde October 5, at 10 degrees of Scorpio. During this time matters connected to love and money may shift. Venus retrograde cycles seem to be karmic, and during this time some relationships will end, while others move to different levels.
The shadow period of the retrograde cycle begins on September 3, while Venus is at 25 degrees of Libra. Venus will turn direct again November 16. It will re-enter Scorpio for the second time December 2, and will not change signs again until January 7, 2019 when it enters Sagittarius.
September 10, Mars enters Aquarius for the second time this year. It will clash with Uranus September 16-19. This will be a volatile period, and the last of three squares this year Uranus makes with Mars.
September 11, the Sun sextiles Jupiter. Positive and upbeat. Also the Sun trines Pluto giving us an opportunity to delve deeper into questions and issues.
September 12, Jupiter sextiles Pluto. The energy of this transit began several weeks ago and this is the peak of this energy. This is positive energy for practical accomplishment. Many things may come together at this time. Also, Venus opposes Uranus today. This can make us restless and desirous of seeking out new situations. Venus rules love, money and social values, and many will experience a desire to break free, break out of ruts and try new opportunities. Plans may not go as anticipated.
September 13, Mercury opposes Neptune. This is a confusing, tiring and convoluted transit. You may badly misjudge something if you are not careful. Miscommunication and lack of understanding are a great possibility today. Certain issues can be revealed. Use caution in all communication and driving.
September 15, Mercury trines Pluto. This is good for easily getting to the bottom of problems and communication should take on deeper tones.
September 16, Mercury sextiles Jupiter. This is friendly, positive and upbeat energy.
September 20, the Sun conjuncts Mercury. This is considered a willful transit, and egos may become apparent. Much communication on many different levels.
September 21, Mercury changes signs again and enters Libra. Libra is less harsh than Virgo and relationships of different types will be on many people's minds during this time.
September 22, the Sun enters Libra at 9:55PM, EST and the Libra season, along with fall is officially here.
September 23, Mercury squares Saturn. This can seem tiring, negative and a bit depressing, but will pass soon. Mercury also trines Mars giving the planet of communication a boost, but it can also lead to arguments.
September 24, the first full Moon of fall occurs.
September 25, the Sun squares Saturn. This can be a heavy, if not discouraging transit for some. Some things could end, for most it will be experienced as tiredness, or a focus on more serious matters.
September 27, the Sun trines Mars. This is energetic and pro active energy.
September 30, Pluto turns stationary direct. Pluto transits through the natal chart are often described as "change beyond your ability to control." When Pluto makes a harsh transit in your personal chart change will occur in your life with or without your help. The same goes for the positive aspects.
Pluto has been retrograde since June 2 and retrogrades every year. At this juncture it is very powerful, especially if it aspects something in your personal chart at that time.
  Pluto is now just over half way through its long cycle in Capricorn that will take us through 2024.
Anything that has been festering in the unconsciousness may force its way into the conscious at this time. This is a powerful planetary change and things that have been hidden, both individually and collectively will start to show itself for what it is. Lawsuits that have been put on hold may move forward as can anything of this nature.
Secrets may suddenly be revealed or come out of the shadows and we may see situations or even people turn obsessive in some way as Pluto has an obsessive quality to it.
Pluto rules the dark and hidden undercurrents, sex, bullies nuclear energy and raw power or those who hold such power. It also rules ultimate change and transformation. Typically when Pluto turns direct we see major events transpire in the world. If Pluto is making aspects in your personal chart, expect change in some way, depending on what the aspects are.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Mars turns direct: Forward Ho!


Retrograde Mars turns stationary direct August 27, at 10: 05 AM, EST.

Mars has been retrograde since June 26, and this period always coincides with a time of low energy, frustration and aggravation, delays and the 'fizzling out,' of many things. In some cases it can make health issues more exaggerated along with many other situations if it retrogrades on a specific planet in the personal natal chart.

For others there has been a re-connection of things and people or ideas from the past, and a reconsideration or change in hopes and wishes.

Since Mars is exalted in Capricorn, it will be very powerful as it stations direct at 28 degrees of Capricorn. This is like a big burst of energy, and you can expect action of some type if it aspects your personal planets.

Mars will remain in Capricorn at 28-29 degrees until September 12, when it enters Aquarius.

As Mars moves forward we may be dealing with issues that occurred while Mars was in Capricorn earlier this year, March 18-May 16.

As Mars enters Aquarius again we will retrace some of the steps we took while it was in that sign May 17-June 26, when it turned retrograde.


Mars leaves its 'shadow period,' October 11, and things should proceed as normal.

Life will begin to move forward at a much faster pace. The stationary direct period is when we will notice a pickup in energy, and start to see many matters for what they are and will be in the future. Mars will be in its stationary period from August 27-September 6, when Saturn will also turn direct, and forward movement really picks up. This will be something to watch!

Venus will retrograde October 5. So just as we get used to forward movement, we will be slowed down again in some areas as the planet of love and money retrogrades in the sign Scorpio. Such is the year, 2018.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Full Moon in Pisces August 26: The final chapter


This month's full moon falls at 3 degrees of Pisces August 26. The lunar peak occurs at 7:56 AM, EST.

Pisces is the natural ruler of the 12th house of things secret and hidden, hospitals, places of seclusion and endings.  The 12th house rules the subconscious mind or the unconscious mind and things that have lain dormant in your subconscious mind or issues you have pushed to the side may come to the surface now.

A Pisces full moon is a mixed bag. The sign is ruled by Neptune, the planet associated with illusion, delusion, confusion and lack of clarity. With Pisces you can soar to the highest of highs or sink to the lowest of depths. This full moon may bring inspired thoughts and creativity, compassion and a desire to help others on the high end, or negativity and depression or delusion on the low end. Pisces also rules drugs and alcohol, chemical gasses, and water.

As Pisces rules the 12th house we may see endings of different types on this moon, or it may touch something in your subconscious mind. We may feel linked to others psychically more than ever. Or you could feel lost in a fog (Neptune) and hopeless. It is better to make a conscious choice to move forward (Moon sextiles Saturn) and continue to live your own ideals. 

Pisces-Moon transits may be creative, prone to daydreaming, and create a desire to do compassionate things, but it is also prone to deception, lies, dishonesty, lack of clarity or a belief in something that is not based on reality. If something appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. Now is not the time to get involved in ventures, relationships or anything else that are not grounded in reality, and this is certainly not the time for speculative financial ventures/investments or new ventures that involve money. Setting your intentions on this full moon, creativity, psychic studies, charity work, daydreaming, artistic efforts, water related activities will all be good choices at this time.

Going blindly into something that is highly speculative (including questionable relationships) may not turn out so well.

This energy may be difficult for some to harness, but if you can it is a time of dreams, hopes, inspiration and pleasant memories.

Venus square Pluto becomes part of this full Moon energy, and this transit can lead to obsessions, meltdowns, breakdowns or changes in relationships.

The Grand earth trine is also part of this energy, giving us a positive boost toward change.

The Pisces Moon sextiles Saturn, also giving us a certain amount of stability.

This is the final full moon of summer, and as Pisces rules the 12th house many things will begin to be revealed, wrapped up and completed as Mars finally turns direct, August 27, and we will finally begin to move forward again after an entire summer of retrograde planets.

Monday, August 20, 2018

The Earth Grand trine of 2018


The Sun enters Virgo August 23, just after midnight and becomes part of a grand  trine involving the Sun, Uranus and Saturn, that will remain in the sky through Sunday, becoming part of the Full moon energies on August 26.

A grand trine is a positive planetary configuration that involves three planets in a particular element (Earth), that work together harmoniously.

In this case the Sun (egos) trines Saturn (structures, stability, past situations) which trines Uranus (new approaches, sudden, unexpected events). This can bring about opportunities for creative thought and expansion building upon new or existing structures or ideas.

This will also bring some positive energies to the forefront and for a while things may seem easier. This can spark progress, peaceful or easy change and openings for communication and change.

This will affect those more so who are born under or with Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) at 0-3 degrees in their personal chart.

If you were born with a grand trine in your personal chart, (or those born on this day) this is typically associated with 'luck,' although it can indicate inactivity or a lack of drive if energy isn't exerted in making these energies work.

Grand trines flow easily, and typically an individual born with a grand trine has some element of luck, and seems to flow from one situation to another.

Venus squares Pluto this week


Venus is square Pluto this week, and it peaks with the full moon energy on August 26. We will see and feel a buildup with the full moon at the end of the week.

Venus is at home in beautiful Libra, but with a square to Pluto there is definitely a 'shadow side,' of this transit.

Venus rules love, money and social situations.

This square will bring relationships and in some cases money (or other personal issues), front and center. Typically it can bring up deeply buried issues, that could involve sex, money, jealousy, values, and it is obsessive in nature.

This is an intense transit that could change the outcome of relationships if issues are pushed or ultimatums issued, but that would be an extreme situation. Worst case scenario would be endings, abuse or even domestic violence, if those tendencies are present. Venus in this aspect could get personal on many levels.

You might make a decision as to whether a relationship is fulfilling your needs. This aspect demands we delve deeply into our associations with others and some may make a decision to end a relationship.

Venus-Pluto transits are indicative of obsessiveness, and heavy thinking and this will affect you to a greater degree if you have planets in Aries, Cancer, Capricorn or Libra at 17-20 degrees.

If you are in a stable relationship, it will not end, but certain things may come into the light to be resolved at this time.

At best, this can bring change and transformation through a great deal of work, effort and commitment.

We will see many issues surface in the news that can involve change, power and power struggles,  endings, money and issues related to women.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mercury turns direct...Varooom...



Mercury turns stationary direct Sunday, August 19, in the early morning hours.

While retrograde, the ideas may be sloppier as the thinking and un-thought-out actions more prevalent. We can have a better handle on this when Mercury turns direct, but things may change direction once again.

Retrograde Mercury enters its stationary direct period August 19-21 and you may change direction or find out additional information that changes your path. Sometimes more glitches occur before the stationary period ends.

While Mercury is direct August 19, best to let things level out for the next week than to immediately start buying high ticket items, accepting new job offers and the like. Then again, as I always tell people, don't turn down a job if you need one!

Mercury begins to move forward again on August 21, but the shadow period of the retrograde is not over until September 2. At that point Mercury moves forward at its normal speed, and things return to normal, or the new normal if changes have occurred.

The next major change will occur as Mars turns direct on August 27, followed by Saturn on September 6. By then, we will be rolling!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Dog days of summer: 6 planets retrograde but change comes soon!


Between August 8-19, six planets are retrograde. This includes, Mercury, Mars, Uranus, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. healer.'). We have not seen this many retrograde planets since May, 2016.

This means now is not the best time for launching new activities or starting new projects. What we can expect is to be going back over things started in the past, making corrections, making changes, re-vamping and redoing. In some cases people may decide something isn't right, or to their liking, or it may just seem like paddling upstream to start something new. Things may seem as though they are at a standstill and many people are working to resolve some long standing issue.

Either way, starting businesses, jobs, even new relationships on a retrograde Mars or Mercury is not a good idea because when these planets turn direct and moves forward things may change or not turn out as planned.

Retrogrades are a part of the natural cycle and this should not be viewed as a negative. Sometimes we have to live in the moment, rather than the past or future, and this will be the time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. And dip your toes into the ocean and just enjoy the summer. After all, we can blink and things will change once again. Change is coming soon, so hang on a short while longer.

Here is how the retrograde cycle will change:
August 19, Mercury turns direct.
August 27, Mars turns direct
September 6, Saturn turns direct

With these three planets turning direct we will see major change. The other faster moving planets won't have as much of an overt affect unless they are hitting something directly in your chart.
Either way, expect issues to start getting resolved by the end of the month, and the pace will dramatically pick up. But, we will still have to go back over certain things to find final resolution.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Venus square Saturn: I will love you if...


Venus is square Saturn and this transit is exact in the evening (EDT) of August 9.

If you have been looking at a troubled relationship through rose colored glasses, they will likely come off at this time. Saturn is the planet of reality and it will clash with the planet of love.

Venus square Saturn can make us feel lonely, rejected or isolated. In some cases if this or something else makes a significant aspect some relationships may end, but this would typically only be the case if the relationship is tottering on the edge.

Issues can come to the surface and be dealt with. Sometimes this coincides with unpleasant circumstances we would prefer to avoid but can't, such as a loved one having surgery (or something else). In cases like this we just plug on and know the transit will pass shortly. Or we could look at love conditionally such as I will love you if...

As this transit becomes part of the eclipse energy of August 11, love or social matters can change one way or another.

This is not a positive transit for financial matters, and it can also relate to friendships, social circumstances and other matters depending on where it falls in your personal chart.

This transit will usher in certain world events. In the US chart it squares Venus in the 7th house of courts, and those considered enemies. It could also relate to financial markets and is not considered positive. We could hear news of issues related to women, endings and separations, or other Venus ruled matters.(justice, juries, art, beauty)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

August 6, 1945: Hell unleashed on Earth


73 years ago this week (August 6, 1945) hell was unleashed on Earth with the first nuclear weapon dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. A look at the event chart (chart the moment the bomb was dropped) shows Uranus (Sudden, unexpected events, explosions) on the Midheaven, next to Mars. Mars-Uranus transits relate to sudden, unexpected often explosive events, and we have the same planets in another aspect through mid-August,  (I am not predicting a nuclear attack), and a look at the news certainly shows great tension and stress in the world at this time.

The Sun was conjunct Pluto, and this is a dangerous transit as Pluto rules nuclear situations and weapons.

In Japan's natal chart the previous June solar eclipse (in Cancer) fell in the second house opposing the 8th house of death along with Saturn. At least 90,000 died on impact and as many died in the following months from radiation sickness.

The bomb ended WW11 but set off a nuclear arms race that came close to setting off another, bigger war during the Cold War and the nuclear arms race with Soviet Russia, and the threat unleashed then continues to this day.

May we never see another nuclear weapon put to use on planet Earth.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Eclipse in Leo: Attraction and desire


The next and final eclipse of the year falls at 18 degrees of Leo on August 11. This is a  partial solar eclipse that can be seen from some cities in the US, and you can click here to see the eclipse path.

Leo rules the fifth house of children, friends and love affairs, and our attention will be focused here, It is ruled by the Sun, which begs the question how do you shine? What puts sparkle in your life?

Eclipses are like wildcards, and one of the ways we learn how and what we need to change and evolve. An eclipse can seem good or bad, depending on what it aspects in your personal chart, and often an eclipse is dramatic, or reveals important information if it aspects a significant point in your own chart/life.  An eclipse often brings news pertaining to life's biggest events. The energy of an eclipse can go for months and in some cases years.
Almost always unexpected information comes to light and at this time something may be eclipsed completely out of your life, or into your life. Eclipses can bring positive or negative events depending on what it aspects in your personal chart.
Leo rules royalty, drama and theatre. Don't be surprised if things and people seem overly dramatic at this time and of course this could include drama Kings and Queens!
Relationships, fun and entertainment will be a focus during this eclipse, but Venus squares Saturn August 9-10, so this becomes a part of the eclipse energy.

Venus/Saturn energy can be difficult for relationships, and some relationships and other situations may end that are tottering on the edge.

An eclipse like this one occurred August 11, 1999, at 18 degrees of Leo. An eclipse can never be exactly the same as the other planets in the sky are always changing. However, if it hits a significant point or planet in your chart, the same themes and issues can repeat themselves.

Mars square Uranus may bring sudden and unexpected events, or explosive events in the world.

Jupiter is trine Saturn and this is a compassionate and creative transit that can bring harmony to different equations.

Also as Saturn is trine Uranus we can effectively combine the old with the new.

As Mercury is retrograde, events connected to the eclipse may be delayed for days or even weeks.

This eclipse is less harsh than the previous two and now is the time to enjoy some summer fun under the Leo moon. Happy eclipsing!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

August 2018: a time of reflection/6 planets retrograde


Between August 7 and 19, six out of 10 planets will be retrograde. This includes, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto. We have not seen this many retrograde planets since May, 2016.

This means August is not the best time for launching new activities or starting new projects. What we can expect is to be going back over things started in the past, making corrections, making changes, re-vamping and redoing. In some cases people may decide something isn't right, or to their liking, or it may just seem like paddling upstream to start something new or even complete current activities.

Either way, starting businesses, jobs, even new relationships on a retrograde Mars/Mercury is not a good idea because when either planet turns direct and moves forward things may change or not turn out as planned.

Retrogrades are a part of the natural cycle and this should not be viewed as a negative (although it is frustrating). Sometimes we have to live in the moment, rather than the past or future, and this will be the time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. And dip your toes into the ocean and just enjoy the summer. After all, we can blink and things will change once again.

Here is how the retrograde cycle works for August:
August 7, Uranus retrogrades along with Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto.
August 19, Mercury turns direct
August 27, Mars turns direct
September 6, Saturn turns direct

Things will start to pop once Mercury and Mars turn direct!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Upcoming eclipse in Leo August 11


The next and final eclipse of the year falls at 18 degrees of Leo on August 11. This is a  partial solar eclipse that can be seen from some cities in the US, and you can click here to see the eclipse path.

Leo rules the fifth house of children, friends and love affairs, and our attention will be focused here, It is ruled by the Sun, which begs the question how do you shine? What puts sparkle in your life?

Eclipses are like wildcards, and one of the ways we learn how and what we need to change and evolve. An eclipse can seem good or bad, depending on what it aspects in your personal chart, and often an eclipse is dramatic, or reveals important information if it aspects a significant point in your own chart/life.  An eclipse often brings news pertaining to life's biggest events. The energy of an eclipse can go for months and in some cases years.
Almost always unexpected information comes to light and at this time something may be eclipsed completely out of your life, or into your life. Eclipses can bring positive or negative events depending on what it aspects in your personal chart.
Leo rules royalty, drama and theatre. Don't be surprised if things and people seem overly dramatic at this time and of course this could include drama Kings and Queens!
Relationships, fun and entertainment will be a focus during this eclipse, but Venus squares Saturn August 9-10, so this becomes a part of the eclipse energy.

Venus/Saturn energy can be difficult for relationships, and some relationships and other situations may end that are tottering on the edge.

An eclipse like this one occurred August 11, 1999, at 18 degrees of Leo. An eclipse can never be exactly the same as the other planets in the sky are always changing. However, if it hits a significant point or planet in your chart, the same themes and issues can repeat themselves.

Mars square Uranus may bring sudden and unexpected events, or explosive events in the world.

Jupiter is trine Neptune and this is a compassionate and creative transit that can bring harmony to different equations.

As Saturn is trine Uranus we can effectively combine the old with the new.

 Mercury is retrograde and events connected to the eclipse may be delayed for days or even weeks.

This eclipse is less harsh than the previous two and now is the time to enjoy some summer fun under the Leo moon. Happy eclipsing!