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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Positive new moon in Aquarius February 4

February's new moon falls at 15 degrees of Aquarius on February 4. The lunar peak occurs at 4:04 PM, EST. We will begin to see and feel the effects of this moon over the weekend.

This is a positive new moon with a lack of negative aspects. (For a nice change! )

The Sun, Moon and Mercury will sextile Jupiter bringing optimism, positive news and a certain amount of luck.

Aquarius rules the 11th house of hope and wishes as well as groups and organizations.

This is a perfect time to begin something new, as a new moon represents the end of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one.

As Saturn is sextile Neptune we can tap into compassion, clarity and spiritual wisdom this transit confers.

Set your intentions and make the most of it!

Use your ascendant if you know it to see where this moon falls in your personal chart and what you will be involved with. Otherwise use your Sun sign, as it is accurate as well.

Aries-11th house of friends, hopes and wishes and groups, organizations.

Taurus-10th house of career, reputation, matters of priority.

Gemini-9th house of travel, education, legal or medical matters, higher mind, publishing.

Cancer-8th house of change and transformation, other people's money, debt, taxes, death, sex.

Leo-7th house of marriage and partners.

Virgo-6th house of health, work and pets.

Libra-5th house of love, entertainment, friends.

Scorpio-4th house of home, family, the personal foundation.

Sagittarius-3rd house of trips, education, co-workers, neighbors or the neighborhood, immediate family members.

Capricorn-2nd house of money, income.

Aquarius-1st house of the self, relationships.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

February 2019: Last dance for Uranus in Aries

All planets will remain in direct motion during February, which means all our plans are on go, and we can move forward with projects relatively unhindered. It is rare to have a two month span of time without retrogrades so make the most of it while you can.

The first planet to retrograde this year will be Mercury on March 5. The shadow period of the retrograde is when energy starts to subtly shift, and this will begin February 19. 

Wrap up important matters by the end of the month if you can, otherwise projects may get delayed, changed or cancelled, as the nature of a retrograde Mercury dictates.

This month we are nearing the end of our 7 year cycle of Uranus in Aries. On March 6, Uranus moves into Taurus where it will spend the next seven years. All of our lives will change in some ways with this major shift as will the collective and the world.

Uranus in Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War, and Aries rules the first house or the self. Over the last seven years we have seen ourselves and many groups of people fighting for their own self-interests around the world. Uranus in Aries has been about us, and what we want as individuals or as groups of individuals. Uranus in Taurus will be far different.

Uranus in Taurus is ruled by Venus, one of the financial planets that rules the second house of money, and it also concerns our values which will become more defined both personally and globally along with global finances which may shift and change during this new cycle.

Uranus is considered at its fall in Taurus or in other words, Uranus does not operate smoothly and is not very happy here. A planet considered at its fall means it is operating from a position of weakness concerning the function of the planet and everything it represents. A planet that is in a sign that does not resonate becomes even more active and matters represented by that planet take more effort. Uranus last toured the sign Taurus June 1934-May 1942. A great deal changed during these years, as everyone well knows.

During February, Uranus will be at the last degree, or the 29th degree of Aries. This is considered the Anaretic degree and often considered crisis oriented. There can be a feeling of urgency or that we only have so much time left to accomplish something.

In a way, we are in between two worlds at this time - the end of the era of self-interests, and the precipice of a new period where we will eventually have a different focus in many ways both personally and collectively. We will also have to address the elephant in the room: climate change.

February love forecast

February 3, Venus enters Capricorn the sign of practicality and responsibility, ruled by Saturn. Venus rules values along with money, our social lives and love.
Venus rules love and pleasure and Saturn rules hard work, discipline, seriousness and practicability.  This can be a more difficult placement for Venus but it is not considered at its fall or detriment here, so it serves a purpose.

It may become harder for some to express feelings with Venus in Saturn's sign. Rather than being focused on  passion and frivolity we may be focused on the day to day activities that constitute life or what two people need to start or have a life together, or even get to know each other well enough to consider another level of commitment.

For example, rather than being focused on light hearted matters and romance, your significant other (or you) could be focused on getting the down payment to buy a house in the future. Or the need to work overtime to build up a savings account for unseen issues in the future.  Or even what the two of you have in common before moving to the next level. Venus in Capricorn is more interested in a solid relationship that can withstand the test of time. Tradition can be more important during Venus's time in the sign. Practicality and structure can be good, and it is a necessary part of life.

Venus in Capricorn will work best for the earth signs who will be more comfortable with it.
Venus and Mars are the day to day significators of our love lives. Mars moves into the sign Taurus February 14. Mars rules men and our actions. In Taurus, Mars is compatible with all Earth signs and Venus in Capricorn.

With Venus in Capricorn and Mars in Taurus, February should be a good month for love or meeting someone significant, especially for those born under the signs Capricorn, Virgo, or Taurus.

Actions and energy will change with Mars in Taurus. While in Aries, Mars was in its 'home' sign, and Aries rules the first house of self-in other words we are focused on what we want and go toward it with drive and determination as well as action.

In Taurus, Mars is more laid back, more thoughtful and moves more slowly. As Mars is a fixed sign we approach things more carefully, but once committed to a course of action little can change it.

Taurus is ruled by Venus (love/money) and during this time we may be attracted to beautiful or expensive things. This can be a self indulgent Mars placement and some people may come across as stubborn at times. Slow and steady wins the race with Mars in Taurus.
Mercury, the planet of communication enters Pisces February 10, where it will remain until April 17. Mercury in this sign is ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. Mercury is at its detriment here as well as its fall. We will need to pay more attention to communication as things can seem more unclear or fuzzy. Our thinking process can become more visual,  imaginative or intuitive. This is a great placement for creativity.

Pisces rules the 12th house of the subconscious mind and is the last sign of the zodiac and represents endings. As Mercury will retrograde in early March we may have to back up at that time and re-trace our steps we take in February.

Significant transits in February:

February 1, Mars squares Pluto. This is a difficult transit prone to anger, change and a feeling of forced change. It will create an atmosphere of stress and compulsiveness. People will be apt to get into power struggles over issues, and this can bring up old problems. It will be easy to become obsessive over an idea or thought. Proceed with caution.

February 2, Venus trines Uranus. Positive for love, romance, social activities and in some cases finance.

February 3, Mercury sextiles Jupiter. This positive aspect gives us a day or two where our minds and ideas move in a positive direction.

February 4, the New Moon falls at 15 degrees of Aquarius. Aquarius rules the 11th house of groups and organizations and you could be involved with others in some way. Now is the time to set your intentions, and take a look at new avenues of approaching things.

February 7, the Sun sextiles Venus. This is expansive and positive. Mercury sextile Mars is great for conversation, writing or sales calls.

February 9, Mercury sextiles Uranus. New ideas and possibilities can present themselves.

February 13, Mars conjuncts Uranus. This transit is prone to arguments, unexpected events, accidents and changeability. Caution is advised in these areas.

February 17, Venus sextiles Neptune. Creativity, intuition, beauty and compassion is the theme today.

February 18, the Sun sextiles Uranus. This is positive and prone to new ideas and projects. Venus conjunct Saturn can be a positive transit for business ventures, and can connect us with things from the past. It can also seem lonely, depressive and some will feel unappreciated and unloved. Some relationships could end.

February 18, the Sun enters Pisces and we are in the Pisces season.

February 19, the full moon (Supermoon) falls in at 0 degrees of Virgo and this is considered a Supermoon. Venus is conjunct Pluto and love could become obsessive or intense, depending on the overall relationship. Some relationships could end at this time. Money matters may also be important.

February 22, Mercury squares Jupiter. Generally positive but things can be blown out of proportion. Venus conjunct Pluto relates to money or love, which can become obsessive or intense.

February 23, Mercury conjuncts Pluto. Good for getting to the bottom of any situation.

February 27, the Sun sextiles Mars. Energetic and productive.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Mars squares Pluto: Choose your battles carefully

Mars squares Pluto this week at 21 degrees of Aries-Capricorn and it will be exact February 1. We will feel the energy of this powerful aspect in the days before and after February 1.

Those with planets at 20-22 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn will be affected to a greater degree than others.

This transit can create an atmosphere of stress, compulsiveness, or even obsession. With hard Pluto aspects many people act out their own compulsions, which are far different from acting in a rational manner.

Power struggles can occur over minor or major issues and in some cases the ego can be prominent in the dispute. Worst case scenario, this transit can represent violence, but that is not the usual manifestation. Jealousy, especially sexual jealousy can also be a manifestation.

Some people may come off as aggressive and angry, or you could experience issues over joint finances, taxes, insurance or debt.

There can be a need for self regeneration, and to exercise caution, patience and good judgment. This transit can amp up your determination, ambition, and relates to the elimination of old conditions and the creation of new ones, but if this is the case, nothing comes easily.

At its best, this transit may transform something to a different situation, place or level. For example, and issue may finally be resolved one way or another and this can include relationships, business, and they way you approach things.

In the world we will see issues relating to abuse of power, anger and disagreements and the potential exists for violence.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Mercury squares Uranus: Unexpected issues and breaking free

Mercury squares Uranus today at 28 degrees of Capricorn/Aries. This will be much like the Sun square Uranus Friday, January 18th. If this transit affected you, Mercury-Uranus will as well.

Mercury-Uranus transits can manifest as some type of mental breakthrough, or breaking free from some kind of mental block. If so it would happen suddenly and without warning and can leave as quickly as it came.

This can also take the form of unexpected news. It could involve relatives, children, co-workers or young people.

Mercury rules the written word, the mind, travel and young people. This is a day to use caution if you are driving. Your mind may be on the road, but everyone else's won't necessarily be in the same place.

You could feel restless and find it hard to concentrate.

Watch your communication, as things can break down or you could have computer or phone glitches. Sudden changes in thinking could occur as well.

On the world stage Uranus rules weather changes, aircraft, coups, communication and the written word. On January 18, there were many unexpected news stories.

January 24, Mercury enters Aquarius just after midnight, EST. Communication and thinking will become much more expansive. If you are puzzling over a solution to a problem look for your mind to break free and explore new ideas. Mercury will join the Sun, already in Aquarius as we leave the Capricorn season behind.

Is the truth really true?

Jupiter is conjunct Venus today at 16 degrees of Sagittarius, and Jupiter squares Neptune. Venus-Jupiteris expansive and positive, and can only happen one day (or maybe several) out of the year.

Pursue expansive thoughts, and this can be a positive transit for love, relationships, social affairs and in some cases finance.

Both planets however, are squaring Neptune, the planet of illusion, confusion and delusion, and Jupiter will continue to square Neptune the majority of the year.

People who call me know I like to use events concerning public figures and situations to show exactly what I am talking about when I speak of current transits. Take for example, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani who recently stated his client, Donald Trump held talks with the Russians up until the day he was elected, then walked back his claim.    Or, take the recent claim by Buzzfeed News that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was directed to lie to Congress. And then Special Counsel Robert Mueller's statement rejecting the claim Mueller has corroborating evidence.   Which statements are true or false, or are detractors trying to confuse the claims? This is the realm of Jupiter and Neptune in a clash, and so it goes in our personal lives as well. Losing things, forgetfulness and confusion can also be part of the equation.

Relationships can fall in this category also, especially with Venus. Confusion and misunderstandings can be common, as can deception or self-delusion.

As the planets continue to separate, we will begin to decipher truth from fiction, and much more will emerge in the world and in our personal lives as Jupiter continues to move forward.

This transit will be within in orb most of the year however, and stronger at times as the planets get closer. This is a year to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground in all respects. If you believe something is not correct, do not sweep it under the rug. Pursue the truth vigorously and keep an open mind.

The most positive use of this energy is creative, spiritual and compassionate ventures. The energy is available and ready for these avenues as well.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Total lunar eclipse in Leo January 21: Passions and desire

The full moon on January 21 is a total lunar eclipse that falls at 0 degrees of Leo. This is considered a Supermoon, and the peak of this eclipse is just after midnight, EST. This is being called the "blood wolf moon," due to the fact the moon will turn completely red during its eclipse. The 'wolf' moon refers to the January moon when wild wolves howl more often. It has also been called the Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon after Yule.

This eclipse will be completely visible from North and South America, and western parts of Europe and Africa. Central and eastern Africa, Europe, and Asia will see a partial eclipse. It will be many years before we have another opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse again in the US, so consider this an opportunity.

A Supermoon appears closer and brighter to the earth and is associated with heightenened intensity and weather and earth related events such as tidal waves and earthquakes. As this eclipse falls at 0 degrees, and Mercury is square Uranus, it is possible we could see a major weather related event during this time.

Eclipses are like wildcards and can seem good or bad, depending on what it aspects in your personal chart. Eclipses show us where we are headed like a lamp post in the night. They are often dramatic, or reveal important information if it aspects a significant point in your own chart.  An eclipse often brings news pertaining to life's biggest situations and events, and the energies can go on for at least several months, if not longer.
Many times unexpected information comes to light and at this time something may be eclipsed completely out of your life, or into your life.
This the final Leo eclipse in a series that began in 2017, and Leo rules the 5th house of children, friends, love and creativity. Leo is a fire sign and many will be focused on love and fun at this time as the few days before is a weekend. Emotional and romantic relationships, or relationships with friends and children will be front and center. It is important to remember that Leo lives for drama and theatrics and we will see this in the world and our lives. We may see a great deal of 'palace intrigue,' or those who consider themselves 'royal,' behaving badly, and this is certainly not limited to actual "royals".
The Sun enters Aquarius January 20,  and opposes the Moon as it does during all full moons/lunar eclipses. This creates an emotional intensity and Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of sudden and unexpected change.
Mercury is square Uranus, and this can bring unexpected news and events. These events can involve communications, young people, children, co-workers, neighbors or other situations depending on where this falls in your personal chart. Mercury-Uranus transits can create nervous anxiety in some or scattered thinking and rapid mood swings. It can also relate to accidents and the breakdown of electronic equipment, so caution is advised in these areas.
The events that come up at this time may take some time to complete or fully understand, so don't expect an immediate resolution.  All things may not be completely clear as Jupiter is square Neptune which is a significant transit throughout 2019.
Jupiter square Neptune may seem magical to some and there is a creative and spiritual element to it, but Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion so it is necessary to look at many things from a clear and unbiased perspective, as Neptune can distort, confuse and may represent smoke and mirrors instead of facts. Neptune is the planet known for deception, and self deception as well.
Jupiter is conjunct Venus at 15 degrees of Sagittarius, and this is the one day out of the year these planets will meet up. Jupiter and Venus together is a pleasant, if not overly indulgent transit. Over indulge too much and you will have to pay the piper the next day.  Jupiter and Venus are the two planets of expansion and Venus rules love, entertainment, our social lives and values. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter who is at home here, making this a powerful planetary connection prone to fun and entertainment, higher ideals and new ventures. As both Jupiter and Venus are square Neptune you could feel magic is in the air and it may be, but let time be the judge before jumping to conclusions.
Leo loves attention, to be in public and noticed. Leo rules the stage, and many people will demand attention at this time, and Leo is among the flashiest of signs. If someone has something they want to say, it is likely to come out at this time. Patience, self control and adaptability are qualities that will come in handy during this period.
Mars also squares Saturn at 13 degrees of Aries/Capricorn adding another dimension or layer to this eclipse. Mars-Saturn is indicative of  frustration, blocks and change or in some cases endings.

At best Mars square Saturn can bring change but it is not an easy transit to harness and many people will seem to be, or actually be angry or upset.
This is not the time to hash out a brewing conflict or drama but rather wait for a day when the energy is calmer.
Here is how or where this eclipse may affect your sign:

Aries: Romance, friendship, creativity and children.

Taurus: News from family, changes or renovation in the home.

Gemini: News from immediate family, friends, short trips, changes in thinking.

Cancer: Focus on money or money making opportunities.

Leo: Focus on the self, or being in the public eye.

Virgo: Endings, closure, self seclusion, visiting a friend in the hospital.

Libra: Friends, and groups or organizations.

Scorpio: Career and matters of high priority

Sagittarius: Travel, education and tapping into the higher mind.

Capricorn:  Change, transformation, joint finances, money and sex.

Aquarius: Partners and partnerships, marriage.

Pisces: Work, diets and health matters.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Jupiter squares Neptune: Magic or mayhem?

Jupiter is currently locked in a square with Neptune at 14 degrees of Sagittarius/Pisces and it is exact through January 16. (squares are difficult angles) Jupiter in Sagittarius is in the sign it rules, as is Neptune in Pisces making both planets in their respective signs very powerful together.

Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion, as well as creativity, psychic abilities, drugs and alcohol to name just a few. The symbol representing Neptune is two fish swimming in opposite directions. Neptune is frequently associated with lies, deception, unclarity and self deception. That said it rules the artistic world, psychics, religion and spirituality, compassion and sacrifice.

Jupiter in Sagittarius rules the 9th house of world view, travel, education and politics and many may do well in these areas this year. The 9th house/Sagittarius is also associated with politics hence all the recent news.

Jupiter is the planet of expansion and gain and wherever it falls in our charts gain can be expected. Sagittarius is an optimistic and expansive sign.

But, as Jupiter clashes with Neptune issues and situations can become muddled. Things may not be what they appear and we can be deceived into believing things are one way when in fact they are another. As Jupiter expands whatever it touches deceptions can get larger along with self deception.

Gaslighting, smoke and mirrors, unclear scenarios and self delusion will be common during this transit. Confusion and lack of clarity or being mislead in terms of the facts will be the hallmark of this time.

On the other hand, this can be beautiful, spiritual and creative energy. Compassion can be given or received, creativity may be at a high, as can psychic abilities, and dreams can be vivid. Dreams may increase and be vivid. Love can seem ideal at this time. A relationship that seems this way should be given the test of time because only when these planets move apart or separate and we are no longer under the 'Neptunian spell,' can we gauge accurately whether or not we feel the same way as we do under this transit. As the two planets separate things and situations can be revealed to be different from what we may have thought.

This is the first of several times these planets will clash this year. In reality this transit remains in the sky through November, but will be much more powerful when it is 'exact,' or close to being at the exact degree.

In the world we have seen several major events that stand out. Jupiter rules the Republican party. As this transit became exact it was revealed the FBI is or has investigated US President Donald Trump under suspicion he is an agent of Russia, wittingly or unwittingly. No information has been published regarding an outcome of the investigation.

Also, in the UK Brexit has been voted down and Theresa May's government has received a vote of no confidence, making the UK's economic future very unclear.