Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Week of Wednesday July 30th to Tuesday August 5th

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 20) –Look to the weekend for the activation of that New Moon last Saturday in your 5th house of children, speculation, love affairs and creative projects. This will stir things up-something you like to do. But be careful of speaking too forcibly or taking things too far too fast. No need to hurry into any new financial arrangement either. The Solar Eclipse upcoming in October is being foreshadowed and conditions might change suddenly. 

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 21) – You ruler Venus is active this week especially tomorrow and Friday the 1st, as she runs into Uranus the planet of excitement and freedom first, then Saturn the planet of responsibility and stability.  You are jostling between the two-how to grow in relationship but stay the same at the same time. Watch if someone provokes you –instead of reacting go and clean the garage.

GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21) – Tomorrow evening your ruler Mercury changes signs and moves into Leo and your 3rd house of siblings, neighbors, close relatives, mental pursuits, education, and short trips, where the New Moon was last Saturday, beginning a month of focus here.  Mercury will meet Jupiter the planet of expansion there as well on Saturday which begins a yearly cycle which will further your confidence, eloquence, mental creativity, and more facility in transmitting knowledge through either the written or spoken word.  Go for it!! 

CANCER (Jun 21-Jul 20) – With Venus still in your sign you are strangely feeling contented, but as Venus connected with Neptune on the 24th, Pluto on the 28th and now Uranus, Saturn and Chiron this week on Friday the 1st, confusion can reign. Your love life, feelings of self worth and values can be in the washing machine; romantic bliss, passion, electricity and more responsibility and existential suffering than you want, all at the same time. Stay with your feelings as they meander.

LEO (Jul 20-Aug 20) – Lucky to be a Leo this week. The New Moon in Leo (both Moon and Sun in Leo once a year) is with Jupiter the planet of abundance (which only happens once every 12 years), inspiring you to begin something enterprising and successful. As Mars is involved too, just be careful of overdoing.  Leos are known for their big hearts, which is where your true creativity lies. Get in touch with what lights you up-what you want to express in the world, where you shine and bring it forth.  The planets are on your side.

VIRGO (Aug 20-Sep 21) – The week starts out with the Moon in your sign, which might make you more critical and judgmental than need be. Your sign must be honest and have personal integrity. Do not be critical of others without having your own integrity. Your ruler Mercury enters Leo Thursday and connects with Jupiter on Saturday. Go inside and dig out that light that you keep hidden under a basket. It is the week, month and year to reveal your raison d’etre. 

LIBRA (Sep 21-Oct 19) – The Moon goes into your sign Thursday morning, the need for tranquility heightens.  Chances are that you are not going to find it though as your ruling planet Venus is meeting all the “big gun” planets in succession, Uranus the exciter Thursday night, Saturn the stabilizer and Chiron the burden carrying one Friday morning and finally Neptune, the doubter Tuesday morning. Watch Sunday morning and what you are dedicated too then. It plays a future role.

SCORPIO (Oct 19-Nov 20) – Mars is in your sign until the 14th of September, so the energy needed for your missionary zeal is picking up steam. This is more so since the New Moon on the 26th began a month of forceful new beginnings for all, but for you in the 10th house of how you are seen in the world, your status and career. You have to feel emotionally committed to your life, that what you do and who you are with is not just superficial, but carries intensity and passion. If you are bored, you will create the crisis that corrects things. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 20-Dec 21) – Jupiter your ruler connects with the planet of communication Mercury on Saturday the 2nd along with Mars the planet of moving too far too fast. Accidents can happen through angry words or with thinking too loudly you can forget where you are while driving. You are innately lucky though just stay present in the present moment. It is a present.

CAPRICORN (Dec 21-Jan 20) – You are slowly but surely gaining in power over these years, but the power I am talking about is not worldly but inwardly. This week with Saturn and Uranus stuck it feels like you cannot go forward and cannot go backwards. The I Ching has a few hexagrams about it “standing still” and “waiting”. The purpose is to get you rooted from deep inside-from your bone marrow and heart center. So if you do have to leap into the abyss you have yourself to fall back on.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 20) – The Sun is high in the sky now and opposite your birthday month when it is the lowest in the sky. Leos have a lot of individual ego, Aquarians as a rule do not. They seek a group to contribute to. This week your rulers are still locked into that uncomfortable angle that forces an adjustment in thinking and acting. Being a fixed sign, that is one of the four signs that correspond to when the seasons are at their peak, this is rather hard to do. Look to your partner or significant other to show you the way.

PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 21) – We have talked about your ruler Jupiter having just changed signs last week for its every 12th year visit through your 6th house of work, service and health regimes-making opportunities in those areas easier to acquire. It is not particularly a “fun” area of life, but Jupiter there this year brings benefits. What might be more challenging for those of you 50 this year or those of you born March 4th to 8th any year is the wounded healer contacting your natal chart. His passage coincides with you being forced to make a choice as to whether you hibernate for the rest of your life or contribute to the next generation.  Those born early March will be called upon to heal the old wounds of existential loneliness and unworthiness, or other unresolved childhood issues.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Week of Wednesday the 23rd of July -Tuesday the 29th of July

Read your rising sign if you know it; or any other sign, as each of us has Aries, Taurus etc. someplace in our charts governing some aspect of our lives.. 

ARIES (Mar 21- Apr 20) – As Jupiter changed signs last week into Leo and into your 5th house of children, recreational pleasures, sports, creative activities, the theater, love affairs, speculation and gambling, the next year should be full with much expansion, growth and good fortune in those areas. This depends, of course, upon how much pleasure you can take in, as seen by the condition of your natal Jupiter. Some of us are born with good luck, confidence and a natural faith in ourselves, others of us have to “fake it” until we “make it”.

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 21) – Your ruler Venus is in Cancer this week, as we wind down the month to meet the New Moon in Leo at 6:42 PM on Saturday, which brings to focus home and family affairs. You are at the bottom of the yearly cycle, when strengthening the foundation of your life, whether that means, buying a house, repairing your existing home, spending time with your family, or staying home in the hammock reading, the focus is inward, towards recharging your batteries. Expect some left over fireworks over the weekend as Venus runs into Pluto the planet of power shifts, passion and attempted manipulations.

GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21) – Mercury is busy as the week begins-supporting your need to think “outside the box”. Do not be surprised if a monkey wrench is thrown into the works on Thursday, as someone changes his/her mind or news comes that upsets things. Affairs should stabilize quickly though. Mercury meets both the planet of destabilization then stabilization in quick succession. The New Moon Saturday evening is a boon to sibling and neighborly relations or to your writing/educational projects.

CANCER (Jun 21-Jul 20) – Mercury, the planet of thoughts and communicating those thoughts and Venus, the planet of love and values are both in your sign this week. Hopefully your words can express your feelings with sensitivity-for most of us often hard to do. The New Moon on Saturday evening begins a month of focusing on your 2nd house of income and livelihood. With Jupiter there too (for a year) you can expect to begin a project this week/ month that greatly increases your physical bank account or self worth/confidence bank account. One does not always know what level things will work out on-ideally both. 

LEO (Jul 20-Aug 21) – Once a year you have a New Moon in your sign. A New Moon, or new beginning, is that moment when the Sun and Moon merge for an instance. We never see it, as the Sun swallows the Moon completely; we only begin to see it as the Moon moves away from the Sun a few days later, as seen in the crescent Moon in the evening sky. New beginnings are often like that, not noticed at first and realized only later in hindsight. Rest assured that you will notice this year (until August 2015) as you have the added bonus of having the planet of expansion, faith, confidence, luck and creativity in Leo too. The seeds are sown this week for more of your light to shine.

VIRGO (Aug 21-Sep 21) – Watch nervous strain as the week begins and Mercury connects with the combination of planets that has been known to cause the most upset in human affairs. The forces of moving forward unexpectedly and the force of stability and the status quo are vying for supremacy; disruptions followed by a solution calling for more responsibility and discipline. Use Neptune the planet of surrender, very strong now for those born from the 23rd-29th of August any year, to gain a spiritual perspective. You might not understand it all. 

LIBRA (Sep 21- Oct 20) - Mars leaves your sign Friday night just before the New Moon Saturday evening, after a long 7 month sojourn, usually only 7 weeks. Mars might have been disrupting your placid, peaceful and balanced life. Now he moves onto Scorpio, where he is more welcome. The New Moon in Leo awakens your 11th house of friends, groups and organizations, hopes and wishes and gains from your career. It is one of the fortunate houses. The New Moon, new beginning in the above affairs coupled with the transit of Jupiter, the planet of abundance, also moving through this house now means –good fortune is on its way-especially welcome after the long transit of the upsetting god of war, Mars.

SCORPIO (Oct 20-Nov 21) – The biggie for you this week is Mars entering your sign Friday night the 25th, just before the New Moon on Saturday. This is a big switch as Mars the planet of energy, anger, drive, assertion, will force and physical exertion will be in your sign until mid September stirring you into passionate action which might involve a joint business or monetary deal. Watch what begins in your career house this week with the New Moon in Leo as it will lead to something, not always visible at first, which will require persistence to see through. Jupiter is up there too-opportunities abound.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 21- Dec 21) – The New Moon Saturday evening shines on your 9th house of foreign affairs; and with Jupiter up there too voyaging around the world either literal or virtual is in the realm of possibilities.  Planets shifting signs also shift departments of life where they are operating. Jupiter left your house of joint finances and unearned income where it has been for a year. It now wants you to expand globally; maybe some of that extra money you now have can be used to take that long desired course or adventure abroad.

CAPRICORN (Dec 21-Jan 20) – Your ruler Saturn is moving forward very slowly now. There is energy around for you to remember what it is that you were born to be known for. The monthly New Moon is in your 8th house of joint monetary affairs, concerns with taxes, wills, insurance, and affairs of the dead; also the psychological transformations we go through when we are in deep relationship with ourselves, through psychotherapy or with others as we get involved more deeply through combining finances or sexual intimacy. The New Moon has the planet of expansion and growth, Jupiter, with it, so augurs well for benefits coming to you from the above list.  As Jupiter will be in this area for a year you have added time for the benefits to accumulate, accompanied by some crisis, pain or loss.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 20) – Your two ruling planets are still in that very awkward relationship as this week begins. Something inside wants to shift but another part of you does not. Adjustments have to be made between the freedom that you know comes from letting go and the fear that comes up when we think about doing that. The New Moon is in the house of partners and open enemies. Expect to widen your horizon this week by opening yourself up to enlarge your circle of friends. 


PISCES (Feb 20-Mar 21) – Your planetary ruler Jupiter has the most powerful magnetic field in our solar system. It also radiates more heat than it receives from the Sun. Jupiter symbolizes faith in ourselves, faith in the process of life, the confidence that knows that what we do can make a difference and faith in the inherent abundance in the universe, there is enough for all.  Use these qualities that your planet represents this week to see the big picture. Einstein was a Pisces.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Week of Wednesday the 16th of July -Tuesday the 22nd of Jul

Read your rising sign if you know it, and any other sign as well; we all have Aries, Taurus, Gemini etc. someplace in our charts governing some area of our life..

Aries (Mar 21-April 22) – The week begins with the Moon in your sign. Expect to wake up Thursday morning raring for action; Friday night and Saturday be careful as both the Sun and Moon connect with your ruler Mars. Acting impulsively, quarreling, feeling competitive, a demanding physical regime, or getting things done are all possible now. Look for Mars in the southwest evening sky now passing to the left of brilliant Spica and towards Saturn. You will be called upon to put your recently acquired heightened sense of justice to greater use as the summer progresses. 

Taurus (Apr 22-May 21) – Early Friday morning your ruler Venus changes signs and moves from Gemini into Cancer. Your energies will shift from a more communicative, physically active, selling and conversing mode of the last month, to one concerned with connecting with the warm feelings for home and family. It would be a great weekend to have a block or neighborhood party, as celebratory feelings run high. Indulge them all by cooking a special meal. You especially love the creature comforts of food.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 21) – Your ruler Mercury connects with the mystical planet Neptune early Saturday morning. This might have made your dreams very vivid or will color the day with visions and fantasies. The Moon enters your sign around noon on Monday the 21st, sparking your mental activity, thoughts are easily expressed. Just make sure that day and the next that your mind does not go towards being suspicious and seeing evil where there isn’t any. Your mental perception is razor sharp these days. 

Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 20) – You are winding down the annual month of maximum self interest now. What new aspect of personal identity have you managed to portray as your own? What feelings have you allowed to escape your hard shell and express? Venus the planet of love, affection and valuing has entered your sign now for a month’s stay, joining Mercury. Love and nurture yourself, re parent yourself, enjoy your ever present mood swings, your home, even your stomach aches. Hold a baby, a pet, listen to music, be by the water anything that raises feelings to the surface. Learn to love feelings.

Leo (Jul 20-Aug 21st) – This is it- time you have been waiting for. Jupiter entered Leo at 6:31 AM this morning until August 2015.  Jupiter in your sign will demand you to expand, be generous, go for your ultimate success, take a leap of faith, check off items on your “wish list”.  Of course the down side can be weight gain, over confidence that leads to risk taking, religious fanaticism, self aggrandizement and an over the top sense of self importance.  Leo likes to have fun and party, enjoys children and all creative acts, the theater, speculation, games, sports. Looking back to August 2002 through August 2003, the last time Jupiter was in your sign, you will be able to sense a theme that will repeat this year.

Virgo (Aug 21-Sep 21) – Jupiter the planet of luck, faith and expansion has just entered your 12th house of hidden treasures and talents, sorrows, sufferings, chronic health concerns and the processes that move you through those trials to redemption and release. It is really an inside job this year when not even you best friend can help. If requires faith in providence-that invisible force guiding all of us. Your guardian angel is present to help you come out of isolation.

Libra (Sep 21-Oct 22) – Events at the beginning of the week could be volatile, as in a need to defend your turf.  This week also marks a turning point in the eclipse season-triggering what started at the lunar eclipse last Oct 18th, and/or April 15th this year. If this point touches anything in your chart (which you will know if you can recall events around either of those dates) your life will change, as the Sun at the end of Libra squares that Mars in Libra, which we have been talking about for months. Mars has been in your sign for 7 months instead of the usual 7 weeks, igniting all kinds of relationships, hopefully bringing balance and fairness; soon to end. There is a solution in front of you.

Scorpio (Oct 22-Nov 20) – Hopefully you have stabilized your joint finances this past year and are on the road to recovery.  Saturn moving ahead on the 20th, will give you the green light to proceed forward; you will see the results of your winter’s inner personal work on identifying more clearly who you really are, manifest in the outer world. Jupiter has changed signs now and having moved into Leo and your 10th house of career opportunities for a year, should give your career, status and reputation a clear boost. No need to wait for another person to act. You have the authority.

Sagittarius (Nov 20-Dec 21) – Jupiter, your ruler, has changed signs now and moved from the place of increased unearned income and joint finances to the area of life which concerns your relationship to the divine, the meaning of life, your educational goals, travel plans, higher education, morals, ethics and the law. You will expand and grow in one or more of those areas this year (look back to Aug 2002-3 for ideas how this will happen again). Leo is a fire sign as are you, so let your enthusiasm and zest for life shine forth and inspire others.

Capricorn (Dec 21-Jan 20) – You ruler Saturn is finally on the starting line ready to move ahead. You have been in retrograde motion since the beginning of March, a normal yearly pattern. If things have been in a stuck mode since then, you can now begin to win the race with the hare. Do not expect the fast pace to begin at once, but rather expect this week to have to make some quirky adjustments. The emphasis is on stability and persistence in emotional bonds rather than going it alone. You might attract an interesting homebody this week. 

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 20) – Both your rulers are changing directions this week. Saturn is moving forward and Uranus backwards (not really but from the earth’s perception they are changing their orientation to the Sun). Any revolutionary zest has to be turned inward, rather than externally manifested. As a result of the inner structure building you have been doing over these last few months, your outer reality will change now. The Sun moves into Leo your opposite sign this week as well-so let your partner shine.

Pisces (Feb 20-Mar 21) – If better working conditions are your number one priority you are fortunate this week as Jupiter, your ruler and the planet of luck, has moved into Leo and your 6th house of work, health and service, expanding the opportunities in those areas for a year. A new exercise regime or diet, shorter hours with more money, more congeniality with co-workers, a new and better job description are some of the benefits to look for. These things happen, but sometimes we do not notice that it is the revolution of the planets in their orbits around the Sun, that dictates the timing. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Again the weekly column July 9th-16th of July

Read your rising sign too if you know it…
Written with prolonged effort, at the station of Mercury when he had no speed, this column is a good example of a piece of writing being “stuck”or without the benefit of the free flowing messenger with ideas. Maybe you do not notice it but I did.

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 22) – The week starts with your ruler Mars making an awkward aspect to the planet of nebulous ideas, confusion and self sacrifice, leading to a general dissipation of energy and intention. The Full Moon is early Saturday morning and carries with it some oomph. Be extra careful over the weekend in the car or when you are working with machinery. The weekend also has a strong social component- have fun.
Taurus (Apr 22-May 21) – Loving relationships, attracting what you want and generally being contented is the atmosphere as the week starts.  This leads to lots of socializing and stimulating conversation over the weekend. If you have your eye on someone let him/her know it.  Full Moons bring situations to a head and there is one early Saturday morning affecting all weekend. You could make a new intimate or platonic friend with whom the conversation just flows.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 21) – You will be making some mental adjustments this week as Mercury is meeting 3 other planets as it leaves Gemini to move into Cancer late Saturday night. You will be releasing old mental constructs that have had you in a rut this retrograde period. Don’t be discouraged or depressed on Monday, but turn to your summer reading list. Although Mercury went forward last week, you are not quite finished; it will take through this week before the fleet footed messenger and you will move into new territory.  Be optimistic.
Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22) – Full Moon early Saturday morning in your sign puts you at odds with everybody, so much so that you might not know where to turn. Balancing your masculine and feminine sides, your personal and professional life will be important. You need both to nurture yourself and take responsibility for your life.   Full Moons bring something to light that began two weeks prior at the New Moon on Friday the 27th; the new personal projects and interests you began then have been noticed. Do not be upset if a partner feels threatened with your new identity.
Leo (Jul 22-Aug 21) – The Full Moon Saturday morning puts the Sun and Moon in opposite houses, pulling you in two different directions. One concern has you wanting to hide and feel sorry for yourself, versus the other how you are managing your everyday routine and health. Monthly Full Moons are always times when we see any imbalance in our lives; we can no longer dismiss or ignore it. It becomes obvious what your own demons are doing to distract you from being in the present moment and focusing completely on the job at hand. If you have something to reveal or disclose Full Moons are good times to do it. You are preparing for the near future (the 16th) when the greater benefic, Jupiter is in your sign and you return to the spotlight.
Virgo (Aug 21-Sep 19) – Mercury is your ruler and so noticing what the messenger is doing will help you organize your life better, something you enjoy doing. Go slow when he is moving slowly, like during the just past retrograde passage and more quickly when moving forward and direct.  Understanding this relatively simple concept will avoid lots of headaches.  The entire time from the 23rd of May until the 21st of July, Mercury and therefore you, went back and forth 3 times over the same area of your chart, the place that governs the direction of your life, your reputation, the goals in your career or where you want to put your energy. The Full Moon on Saturday should finally resolve these matters so you can slowly proceed satisfactorily.
Libra (Sep 19-Oct 22) – Your ruler Venus is active this week. Social and business contacts prosper especially over the weekend. People in your environment are happy with you and respond accordingly. Ask for what you want from an authority figure especially in the beginning of the week. There is a deep commitment to growth in intimate relationships in general. The Full Moon on Saturday might increases the intensity of those feelings, despite the pressure you feel from all sides. This can be accompanied with a sense of fatedness, that the gods want it to happen too.
Scorpio (Oct 22-Nov 21) – Your sense of fairness and justice is peaked this week as your ruler Mars connects with Vesta which augur for you having the ability to focus 100%. Being centered in your own activity, you will feel a keen sense of being able to direct your own energy and assert yourself even in partnerships.  Your ruler Mars is getting ready to leave Libra where it is all about pleasantries and fairness coupled with an inability to make up your mind, and move into its own sign Scorpio.  The 5 month long passage of Mars in Libra and in your house of self undoing has been most unpleasant but hopefully you have gained some wisdom and courage and will leave this chapter of your life without any regrets.
Sagittarius (Nov 21-Dec 21) – The week begins with the Moon in your sign-so you are feeling empowered and looking for adventure. Seeking is a good word for you-whether it be a new philosophy, new course of study, exotic date or wild country to explore, you are ready to go. However, you might get thwarted in your mission on Thursday as a lack of motivation precedes the Full Moon on Saturday which finds you short on funds. Throw it over your shoulder and have social evening Saturday night.
Capricorn (Dec 21 –Jan 21) – With your ruler Saturn in the doldrums this week you might expect the momentum to subside but as the Moon moves into your sign Thursday night, in preparation for the Full Moon on Saturday morning, this will not be the case. There is a more public role or visibility brewing and the Full Moon will bring it out. You are one of the signs going through the wringer these days, having to remake your identity, relationships, home and career. This might have been a slow evolution up to this point but at this Full Moon your transformation will not go unnoticed.
Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb 20) – Your rulers are still in an awkward angle to each other this week.  Making adjustments is called for. If you are completely in the dark you will not see it coming and it will be harder.  Some of your sign have to be dragged into the new century.  For sure change is hard for everybody but most especially the fixed signs, as you are. The Moon, after the exhausting Full Moon, moves into your sign Saturday night.  You might meet a new friend who helps you gain a new perspective.
Pisces Feb 20-Mar 21) – Your ruler Jupiter is in his last days of a yearlong passage in your 5th house of pleasure, children, games, theater, speculation, love affairs, and creative activities. He is leaving the water element where feelings and sentiment is strong; being a water sign yourself this feels like home base.  You will be jumping into the fire next week so enjoy these last days of fun in your emotional life. The Full Moon on Saturday has you coming to terms with what, if anything, you are gaining for yourself in the 4 major areas of life identity, home, partnerships and career. If you feel boxed in- you are- schedule a massage.