Happy Summer! The Astro theme for July is: Eclipses and Retrogrades—Oh My! We have a Solar and Lunar Eclipse this month, but remember--we experience eclipses several times each year. Same goes for the Mercury Retrograde. Also this month, we have the Mars Retrograde, which is significant because it effects our life-current and energy flow. Here’s the scoop…Read More
Welcome summer! June 21st is the Summer Solstice, the time of the year when the Sun is at its highest point over the Equator. Energetically, there is an “opening-up”, like a portal of positive celestial potential.Read More
“There is only one time to awaken. That time is now.” The Buddha
Happy May! The big Astro news this month is Uranus shifting signs, from Aries into Taurus. Uranus, an “outer planet”, only changes signs every seven years, so it represents a significant paradigm shift. In mythology, Uranus is called “heaven”; in astrology it influences the collective zeitgeist, awakening us to higher potentials, universally and individually.
Uranus shows up in our lives through innovation, inspiration and individuality. In Aries it was about breaking down the establishment, the patriarchy; in Taurus, its more about building new and sustaining systems of value that align with the changing paradigm. It will be very interesting to see how this shift will play out…stay tuned!
New Moon in Taurus, May 15th : This New Moon joins Uranus in earthy, sensual Taurus, and may send mixed signals: On one hand, it says Let’s get motivated to create new beginnings; on the other, I kinda love my life right now and just want to take it slow.
Full Moon in Sagittarius May 29th: There’s nothing like a Full Moon in expansive Sagittarius to motivate us to move outside our comfort zones! Time is a time meditate on new horizons, your dreams and desires, and what you want to manifest in your greater future.
Your May Horoscope:
Aries: The New Moon falls in your house of money, values and security; basically all that you hold to be true. Ruminate on this for a moment, do some accounting (personally and financially), then expand your vision towards a bigger future. By the Full Moon at month’s end, you’re realizing that sometimes you need to take some chances in order to fully realize what you want to achieve. As it is wisely said: Sometimes it makes good sense to: #SpendMoneyToMakeMoney
Taurus: You’re getting a cosmic peek into your future, with liberating Uranus beginning its orbit in your sign. The vibe is inspiring, innovative and freeing. If you’re not feeling it, no worries, Uranus will be with you for another seven years! For now, enjoy the New Moon in your sign, and luxuriate in some birthday pampering. Alas, there’s no sleeping at the wheel, you also have some biz-ness that needs attending. Can you balance the two? #AbsolutelyToEverything
Gemini: Your May stars are aligning your realms of dreams, visions and inspiration. Heady stuff. The key is to give yourself full permission to believe in what you really want. Let go of the past, especially around old disappointments. (There is no “other shoe ready to drop!”) A big part of your journey now is learning to trust. If you have to fake-it-to-make-it, so be it. Consider this: Holiness is sometimes an act of sharing your Holiness with others. #ClapIfYouBelieve
Cancer: What excites you, Cancer? Good question! This month, you are seeking new inspirations. Something that motivates you to wake up in the morning, and say: “I can’t wait for ____?” (Fill in the blank.) If you don’t have a ready answer, remember, finding-- and then, living--your passion can be a process. (Hint: the desire to be of service?) Make time to listen to your heart. Meditating on your Third Chakra (free-will and motivation) may also prove helpful. #ActivationDesire
Leo: Career and creativity; creativity and career. Hmmm…If you haven’t already, Leo, this is a time to consider the real possibility that you could have a career from expressing your “art”. Webster’s definition of Art: Ingenuity, inventiveness, imagination; see ability. So, big or small, personal or more universal, this is a time to share your talents with others. We are waiting for you, so get going already! If you’re fearing failure or rejection, you just need to #GetOverIt
Virgo: May proves to be a restless month, with the New Moon alighting your (9th) house of travel, culture and higher knowledge. The energy is expansive and growth-orientated, bringing a desire to experiment and explore new possibilities. This is a time to embrace experiential learning (i.e. learning from your experiences), versus traditional, academic methods or book knowledge. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just that you want to: #GetYourHandsDirty
Libra: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold.” This song from my Girl Scout days comes to mind for you, Libra, as you may find yourself sorting through your relationships; a process of discerning who and what is important to you. If could be time to let go of some old friends, and if so, do so with love. Or perhaps, make room for a few old relationships to take a new form. It doesn’t have to be black or white. Embrace a few #GrayAreas
Scorpio: There’s a sea change, this month, with the New Moon in your house of relationships, bringing new energies to the partnerships in your life. This doesn’t mean anyone is going away, it’s more about learning to go with the flow. I’m not a relationship expert, but I do know that relationships, like life, has its ups and downs; similar to the ocean tides, there’s a give and take, a natural flow. Be at peace with the current, yes, current. No swimming upstream. #MoonRiver
Sagittarius: Why so serious, Sag? You have planets and the New Moon visiting your house of health and well-being, inspiring you to take better care of yourself. But you don’t have to be a hard-ass about it. Strict Saturn has also firmly planted itself in your realm of money, encouraging mindfulness. Again, don’t be too strict. By the Full Moon in your sign at month’s end, you’re going to be like a dieter that just wants to eat a big slice of cake. Go for it! It’s all about: #Balance
Capricorn: If you’re feeling territorial, Capricorn, it’s probably because Mars, the warrior planet, is in your sign until the 14th. Mars is all about conquering new territory, but it can also be reactionary and overly-aggressive. Make good use of powerful energy to make some bold moves and secure your place in the world, while staying true to your heart and integrity. Next Mars conquers your house of money and security. Same applies here. #ActionJackson
Aquarius: The month may get off to a slow start, but by the time kick-some-butt, conquer-new-territory Mars moves into your sign on May 15th (the same day as the New Moon!), you’re going to be more than ready to rock and roll. This may be especially true on the home front, as you are inspired to make some major changes—remodeling, a move or just some major purging. Pick some new paint colors or anything that brings some new energy into your space. #HomeImprovements
Pisces: Your sphere of communication is highlighted this month. You may find yourself inspired to speak your truth and express your true feelings. This is powerful stuff, but at time the same time, be mindful of your words. You’re in some new territory regarding feeling more empowered, and may want to take it slow. It’s not about holding back, it’s more about awareness. Your words have impact, and you want to keep a bigger picture in mind. #Mindfulness
“We should conduct our lives as though we were kings and queens with all eternity before us.” Eliphas Levi
The cosmic vibe for the month is fire and earth, as we move through make-it-happen-now!, aggressive Aries, into grounded, take-it-slow Taurus. Ultimately, trying to find a healthy, sustainable balance between. Trickster Mercury goes direct on April 15—whew!--the same day as the April New Moon, which joins surprise planet Uranus—all in Aries. This Astro combo is, in a word—explosive!
I know…it’s a lot. The key is to stay present, grounded, and open, so you make the most of these new energetic movements. Now more than ever, is a time to go with the flow. And a lovely gift: planetary lovers, Venus and Mars in Earth signs, offer some cosmic succor from Mother Earth. Reminding us about what’s important—friends, community, our bodies, and taking time to enjoy life. This month, be sure and take time to smell a few of your roses!
Your April Horoscope:
Aries: Expect a slow start this month, as you continue to regroup, integrate and get your proverbial ducks in row. Your patience is soon to pay off…namely around April 15th, the day of the New Moon and Mercury Retrograde going direct, both in your sign. Take advantage of this celestial reboot, to initiate new plans. Be clear about what you want to manifest, and realistic with your expectations. You are learning diligence, and that there’s no shortcuts. #ThePowerOfNow
Taurus: With Venus, Mars, Saturn, Pluto, and the Sun all inhabiting Earth signs this month, you’re like a pig in mud, or better yet, a bull in clover! Roll around, get your hoofs dirty and connect to the abundant energy of Mother Earth that is flowing through your celestial veins. Sprinkle in some water—dreams, imagination and soulful promptings--and you have a recipe for success. But only if you leave your field of dreams and make it real. #ImNotLazyImDreaming
Gemini: Mars, the warrior planet, is visiting, or more accurately, storming--like a cosmic military campaign--your 8th House of Deep Transformation. The result is either: 1) You’re feeling shell-shocked from all the transformation; or 2) You are feeling lighter than ever, and completely liberated. Or perhaps a bit of the two? Whatever your experience, this is a moment, when there is no stone unturned. Be willing to dig deep and explore every corner of your psyche. #TakeNoPrisoners
Cancer: It is said that relationships are a mirror to ourselves, our deepest beings. This is so true for you this month, Cancer! With a stellium of plants orbiting your house of relationships, you are seeing your reflection through others—the meaningful relationships in your life. These are powerful mirrors. If you don’t like what you see, step back and revaluate. Or, it may be time to look for new mirrors? Either way, just get good with you. #LovelyReflections
Leo: If you wake-up one morning, say around the morning of April 15th, and suddenly feel that you need to book a trip to Europe or engage in some other exciting new experience--pay attention! You’re not tripping, your stars are calling you to expand your world view--and as a result, yourself. Inspiration may come in different ways, but the common denominator is the desire to live BIG. Be spontaneous. Be bold, cause, tramps like us, baby, we were: #BornToRun
Virgo: Your word for the month, is: Passion! Planetary lovers Venus and Mars in fellow earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn, are dancing in your houses of Sex (and Transformation) and Romance (and Creativity). Translation: Your desires are being stirred, resulting in a cosmic tango between your creative, self-expression, and your deepest impulses, i.e. passion. In ancient times, desire, or Eros, was seen as a Divine Gift. Mysterious, complicated and compelling #PassionPlay
Libra: Visualize a set of scales (your totem), one side represents you, and the other, your relationships. This month, your cosmic scales are being tipped to the relationship side of the equation. You’re all about relationships, Libra, but in this case the balance may be too extreme, throwing off your essential equilibrium. Time to find middle ground. The Scorpio Full Moon in your house of Values, says the root of this balance lies honoring your sense of self-worth. #IAmValuable
Scorpio: Communication is highlighted this month. This may come in different ways: some great conversations, writing, teaching, or any forum where you can share your wisdom. If you feel like you don’t have any grand chestnuts up your sleeve right now, direct this energy towards being of service. Either way, Scorpio, you are seeking meaningful ways to share your gifts. Note to self: self-expression is a very good and healthy thing! Don’t be shy, it’s to #TimeToShare
Sagittarius: Freedom and money. Interesting how these two words go together, Sag. This month you are looking at your relationship with money. Is it a good relationship, or an unhealthy one? You’ve been in the school of hard knocks for a while, but the energy is shifting. Your stars are saying, get in the driver’s seat, and realize the you have the power to create an abundant life. Stretch? No, my friend. You now know the following: The more you value you, the more it’s #MoneyInTheBank
Capricorn: What is your milieu, Cap? Let me offer a definition: “Origin, French 1795-1802, meaning surroundings, especially of a social or cultural nature.” This month, your stars are encouraging you to seek-out your peeps, your true community. So, get friendly and reach out to like-minded folks. In the process, don’t hesitate to network, shake hands, and even, social-media your life, especially biz-wise. Why? Because, it is great to have friends, and your presence has: #Influence
Aquarius: Your theme for the month comes through the infamous words of Elvis the King: “A little less conversation, a little more action, please!” Words are great, but you are looking for substance. This is especially true with on the career front. You are getting tired of the wishy-washy, unfocused energy of others, and may need to clear the decks. This doesn’t mean quitting your job, it’s more about finding your identity amongst the chaos, then standing for it. #Where’sTheBeef?
Pisces: May the odds ever be in your favor…you have much working in your favor cosmically this month, Pisces! There’s a yummy Full Moon in Scorpio, a fellow water sign, in your house of travel, philosophy and worldly affairs; combined with some lovely earth succor, watering your dreams and deeper aspirations. The caveat is that you need to stay present to every little detail…no sleeping at the wheel, or slipping into past realities. The past is the past. #WinningTheGame
Happy Spring! This month the Sun moves from the watery depths of compassionate, soulful Pisces to fiery, take-charge Aries. Quite a shift! Ultimately, because both signs are present (in different planets) throughout the month, the key is to find middle ground between these two divergent energies. A great archetype would be that of a Soulful (Pisces) Warrior (Aries).
Like cosmic bookends, we also have two Full Moons, one on the first day of the month and the other on the last day. Full Moons heighten the energies of the sign they illuminate, here in Virgo and Libra, respectively. The New Moon is in Pisces falls in the middle of this lunar sandwich, offering a time to integrate, especially on an emotional level.
March also includes two retrogrades: Jupiter Retrograde in Scorpio--March 8th through July 10th and Mercury Retrograde in Aries--March 22nd through April 15th. As with all retrogrades, offering a time to take a step back and reflect, and work more internally with these energies
Your March Horoscope:
Aries: Health and wellness are top on your list this month, Aries. Yes, even warriors need time to rest and recharge. Otherwise your batteries get overcharged and your inner-energizer-bunny stops running! The Mercury Retrograde in your sign, offers an opportunity to step back, breathe and re-evaluate. You’ve had a lot going on, and now it’s time to integrate. Relax and commune. Or in other words, let all the pies you have in the oven, bake for a while. #SublimeChilling
Taurus: Two steps forward, one step back. Don’t let the cosmic shuffle get you down. Instead embrace Venus’ visit through your house of memories, dreams and imagination. Venus represents what we love and value, so time to reflect on what really makes you tick, on the deepest of levels. Your dreamscape is powerful now, and you may receive messages from your subconscious and psyche that are quite illuminating. You’ll want to keep a dream journal. #WinkinBlinkinAndNod
Gemini: A planetary cluster in your house of friends and community, has you seeking your “tribe”—like-minded folks to share and inspire you on your journey. You have varied interests, so this many come through different associations. Focus on where your heart calls. It may all change next month—and that’s perfectly okay--but what’s important is that you follow your creative promptings and share yourself, and your passions with others. #Tribal
Cancer: Your stars highlight the negotiation between your career, home and personal life. This may feel like an old scenario; indeed, it goes to the core of who you are on a soul level, what could be described as a karmic conflict. But there’s something new here, namely that you are feeling the urge to expand your world, free yourself from restrictions, all with a song in your heart. You don’t have to throw out your secure life to experience new awakenings. The key is: #FindingBalance
Leo: Your stars are shouting: Career! No pressure, but this is a moment to give deep consideration to your presence in the world. What is your true identity and how do you wish to express it to others? You’ll what to make sure that your values, your truth and your creative self is all represented in the equation. (Again, no pressure!) Leo, because your light is so bright, it’s hard for you to fake anything. The more authentic you become, the more others will get it. #Roar!
Virgo: With the Full Moon in your sign on the 1st, and the New Moon in opposite sign Pisces (March 17th), it’s time to align with the Lunar vibrations. What does this mean? Take time this month to create quiet time to dig-in, meditate, reflect and commune with your deeper energies. La Bella Luna is whispering your name and her callings are best received in stillness. You may need to clear your schedule, but it’s worth it. You don’t want to miss this inner-illumination. #Moonscapes
Libra: The second Full Moon in your sign at month’s end, sets the stage for March. This is a “Blue Moon”, an occurrence that doesn’t happen every day—especially in one’s sign! Although “technically”, a Blue Moon doesn’t have anything to do with magic, I believe, that by embracing more of your authentic self-- your own personal magic—something wonderful will happen. Pay attention to the signs. You are receiving powerful guidance on a higher level. #OnceInABlueMoon
Scorpio: You, Scorpio, are truly one of the most intense signs of the zodiac. Well, hello! Nothing new there. But, did you ever consider that your Intensity--the ability to go deep, explore and come out transformed—is a gift? Albeit, not always an easy one! This month, your stars are encouraging you to explore your intensity in a new way. One that is a bit softer and gentler. You are realizing that you don’t have to go to extremes to transform your life. #Softening
Sagittarius: Am I coming or am I going? Good question, Sag! Your planets are all over the cosmic map, and you’re looking for a grounding point. As strange as it may seem, you will find your center now, in your creativity! Not necessarily in an artistic sense—although this is great--but also in the desire to give voice to your unique talents and abilities. Taking time to commune with your creative energies, will help you integrate and realize your new possibilities. #DancingWithMyMuses
Capricorn: In the last few months, you’ve experienced a major sea change with Saturn moving into your sign. Fun astro fact—Capricorn was originally called Capricornus, and represented by a sea-goat—a mythological creature that is half goat, half fish. My point? This is a time where you are working towards creating solid foundations, while still learning to swim with the flow. Here’s an Einstein-esque equation for you: hard work + surrender, x faith = great things. #CosmicMath
Aquarius: On tap this month is a deeper exploration of your value. Here’s a definition: “Value: relative worth, merit, or importance.” Yes, value can relate to money for your time and services offered, and it can also relate to how you personally value yourself, and feeling worthy enough to ask for what you deserve. This may be personally, in relationships, or in the workplace. Time to fully embody your sense of self, and inhabit the world of personal sovereignty! #Bigness
Pisces: Three words: Release, cleanse and rejuvenate! In other words, get thee to a spa NOW! Your stars are encouraging you to take some needed downtime; to integrate and contemplate your next moves. If I was your Fairy Godmother, I would buy you a ticket to a spa in the desert, where they only drink green tea and eat vegetables, or visit to an ashram where you can sit quietly for a moment and commune with your deeper self. Time to check-out/in with you. #Ommm
“Actions based solely on individual drive and demagogy are unmasked and rejected by the majority, giving way to the more universal values of empathy and social justice.” Year of the Dog (karmaweather.com)
Happy February, and Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog! The Year of the Dog (beginning Feb 15th) highlights security, universal values, truth and social justice. The loyal Dog is a generous and compassionate friend, encouraging empathy for others.
This Dog year is a good time to make lifestyle changes, and start new business ventures. Organization is key, allowing you to blossom more confidently in your professional life. The emergence of new innovate and creative voices, while taking a page from their wise elders, offers new perspective and understanding, as we come together in one voice, individual and collective.
The other big Astro news is the Solar Eclipse in Aquarius (also on Feb 15). Solar Eclipses are turbo-charged New Moons, opening new portals to change and evolution, especially in the sign of Big Picture Aquarius. This Solar Eclipse joins mercury, the communication planet, highlighting ideals, innovation, education and sharing ideas.
February’s Solar Eclipse, offers a full circle moment with January’s Lunar Eclipse, and last August’s Solar Eclipse, both in Leo. Leo and Aquarius form a cosmic polarity, each influencing the other, inspiring individual change in service of the greater good. This is a time to contemplate your journey and evolution over the last six months or so, to see what has changed, and how you have grown.
Your February Horoscope:
Aries: To describe your month in a few words (or a very long sentence): “Grounding your energies in real world practicalities, gives flight to long awaited dreams, while still staying true to yourself and your greater mission.” Expect some significant breakthroughs, as you bravely reach for higher potentials. A part of the process may be wrestling with some old demons. Send them on their way! It’s shadow baggage, with little to do with your reality today. #StructuringMyReality
Taurus: “No matter where you go, there you are”, is an apt description of your stars, this month. With plenty of planetary jooze (including the Solar Eclipse!) in your career house, look for opportunities to make your mark. At the same time, you’re still experiencing subtle cosmic shake-ups in your subconscious and soul corners. Next steps need to reflect your deeper stirrings, as your past meets your future in some powerful new awakenings. #NoSleepingAtTheWheel
Gemini: Feeling restless? Okay, nothing new, but this month, your stars add an extra boost to your desire to explore, learn something new and…get the heck out of Dodge for a while? This is not a moment to abandon ship. Instead, consider, ways to keep yourself interested in what you’ve got going. Commitment can be a bitch, but there’s something sublime as well. Travel, engage and explore, but don’t run-away from what’s important. Keep the big picture in mind. #TightClothes
Cancer: Current mood: Tentative. Your stars have been up and down and all around. Some lovely expansive stuff, some hard I-would-rather-forget-it stuff. Time to land in a new place of balance. If you’re keeping old secrets, it’s time to either reveal them or lovingly kiss them goodbye. Consider the Solar Eclipse on February 15th, a cosmic death and rebirth. Freedom comes in a clear conscious. Your focus now is on living a more balanced and holistic life. #LightAsAFeather
Leo: What were you doing last August, at the time the Solar Eclipse in your sign? There’s a full circle moment happening with this month’s Solar Eclipse (in opposite sign Aquarius). Time to check-in with yourself and look at your evolution. I have a feeling that you’ve come a long way baby, and are noticing subtle but profound differences. Most notable, feeling more comfortable in your own skin. Stay heart-focused, the evolved-you is quite powerful. #LightWorker
Virgo: Your relationships are highlighted this month, including intimates, friends and business associations. You may find yourself called to do some house cleaning. Unfortunately, it’s not all black and white! There’s plenty of gray areas. Look deep into your heart and give yourself permission to really and truly discern your truth. There’s no wrong decisions. Trust what feels right to you. You’re not going to want much excess baggage on your expansive travels ahead. #TravelingLight
Libra: The New Moon/Solar Eclipse in air-friendly Aquarius is like a cosmic infusion of Vitamin C, offering a boost to your self-esteem! Expect to be creative mode. You’re itching to find new ways to express yourself, and this may come in different forms. For example: writing and teaching, redecorating your home, or a fabulous art project. Whatever you create, do it with love. Your creative babies are expressions of your soul, and deserve to have life. #CreativeMama
Scorpio: You’re riding an expansive cosmic wave, on one hand amazing, opening new doors, on the other, somewhat overwhelming! You may be looking for a road map. Alas, you’re making it up as you go. This month ground in the reality of your daily life, home, friends and family. They are the touchstones that provide the stability you desire. Be willing to look outside your comfort zones, take some chances, and stretch your parameters. Because #TheUniverseHasMyBack
Sagittarius: Mars, the warrior planet, is firing up your sign through March. Take advantage of its powerful, forward moving energy. Mars says: Take no prisoners… but slow down there Sparky! With the dramatic Solar Eclipse in your House of Thoughts and Communication, it’s important to remember how very powerful your words are. Same is true with your thoughts and ideas. Be careful what you put out there, ‘cause they just may manifest. #Magician
Capricorn: You, Cap, conservative, frugal creature that you are, are totally on top of your finances. Ahhh…right? Whatever your financial picture, this is a time to let go of “woulds” and “shoulds”. To release the pressure to be “successful” in a traditional sense. The past is the past and you have learned much from your journey. Release any old shame about not being good enough. If you were to go back and do it all again, what would you change? Not much. #ProsperousOnMyTerms
Aquarius: Big month! The Solar Eclipse in your sign is a major cosmic event, breaking open new portals to those willing to reach beyond old limitations. This is especially true for you, Aquarius! Kinda like you won the world championship, and now you’re going to Disney Land. So, what are going to do with all this powerful ju-ju? First enjoy the ride, then make an action plan around what worlds you wish to conquer. Nothing is too big, if you can: #ImagineIt
Pisces: The expansive Solar Eclipse in your House of the Unconscious, may feel like a volcanic eruption, where your deepest sense of self--like hot lava--is ready to overflow! To take a page from the Volcanic Fire Goddess Pele, she who created the Hawaii Islands from her fire and creative wraith, this is a time to commune with your inner-fire. The most desirous parts of yourself that are ready to create a new reality, one free of past restrictions. Note to others: #FollowOrGetOutOfMyWay
“Beginning with the early dawn of each day, I will radiate joy to everyone I meet. I will be the mental sunshine for all those who cross my path. I will burn candles of smiles in the bosoms of the joyless. Before the unfading light of my cheer, darkness will take flight.” Paramahansa Yogananda
Your December Horoscope:
Aries: This month’s Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse brings light to your house of self-expression and creativity. Work/life-balance is highlighted, as you find your center through putting yourself first. Conflicts may arise in your most intimate partnerships, but nothing that can’t be resolved with some: #CreativeProblemSolving
2018 Tarot Card ~ Strength: Strength indicates a time when self-nurturance is key. Creative seeds of self-expression are gestating, and you need to be gentle and patient with yourself and the process. Don’t force anything. Unless something feels completely right, say “no”. You may find yourself making life-style changes that reflect more of your true self. Make friends with your deepest desires; they are leading you to a whole new paradigm of self-realization.
Taurus: Communion is key this month. Choose your words carefully, knowing that others are looking to you for clear leadership. (No pressure!) The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse illuminates your house of home, family and roots, providing a deep foundation in which to expand your world. #TrueWords
2018 Tarot Card ~ The Lovers: The Lovers indicates a year when your relationships offer significant keys to your future. This is a time for discernment, as you consider your agreements with others. There are choices ahead, and it’s important that you act from your truth, instead of emotional attachment. Stay true to you. You may need to let go of some relationships, but this will free you to move forward. One way or another, it’s time to commit. No waffling.
Gemini: Money matters…This month you may be stressing about your finances, especially in regards to your long-term future. It’s great to be aware, and on top of things, don’t give into small thinking. Instead, keep the big picture in mind. Don’t compromise your future, by fear-based thinking. #InvestingInMe
2018 Tarot Card ~ The Hermit: 2018 portends to be a year of introspection and going within. The Hermit offers challenges, for it is essentially a spiritual journey; a quest for greater knowledge and deeper meaning. It is also profoundly rich and empowering, as you learn that the answers you seek lie within. Look for teachers to guide you and inspire your own illumination. Consider volunteering or giving your gifts in service, as a way of finding deeper fulfillment.
Cancer: The New Year’s Full Moon in your sign sets the stage for a powerful month. There’s great potential now to fully embody a greater sense of you. This comes from…being more selfish! This may feel counter-intuitive to your care-taking nature, but still, you’re in charge of your life, and sometimes, that means being the boss. #BossyPants
2018 Tarot Card ~ The Sun: The Sun card speaks to new freedoms and breakthroughs. Expect a renewed sense of self-empowerment; like you’ve got your mojo back, but in a whole new way. Leave the past behind. Live each day, as if a new dawn of self-discovery awaits. This is a time to shine your light, without worrying what others think. As you radiate confidence, your vitality and spirit lift and you encourage others on their own journey.
Leo: January’s Full Moon Lunar/Eclipse in your sign, offers great illumination into who you are, in the most authentic sense. Expect a new sense of freedom as old emotions and ghosts are liberated into the light of a new day. But don’t get too ahead or yourself. There’s still work to do as you: #SeizeTheDay
Your 2018 Tarot Card ~ The Chariot: 2018 promises to be a year of big movement--literally and figuratively. Watch as your most ambition self emerges, full of energy to go after some long awaited goals. There is no road map, so just get in your chariot and go! Intuition is your guide, now. Trust it. You will be breaking out of old comfort zones, but that’s the whole point. Be courageous, and most importantly, be authentic. “To thy own self be true” is the Chariot’s motto.
Virgo: The lunar energies this month are inspiring you to expand your horizons, especially in regards to making an impact on the world. Your creative ideas are part of the package, so don’t hesitate to be innovative. This is a time to network, and share your brilliant ideas with likeminded folk. #BigAppetite
Your 2018 Tarot Card ~ The Magician: The Magician is a powerful presence. His number is one, indicating that 2018 is going to be a big year of new beginnings. Be very clear about your intentions. They are the foundation from which you will manifest next. You have all the tools to create the life you want, but may need to learn and develop them a bit further. In this regard, embrace “Beginners Mind”. Focus is key now. Don’t give into distractions, make it real.
Libra: You may feel stretched in different directions, this month. Your North Star, your focus point, is connecting with your community and like-minded folk. They will help anchor your reality now. Conflict between your work/family/personal life is to be expected. Look for middle ground. #BalancingAct
Your 2018 Tarot Card ~ The Hierophant: The archetype of “spiritual teacher”, this card indicates a year when you are inspired to share your wisdom. You have something to express, and others will benefit for your knowledge. You’re finding your true voice, and it’s important to speak your truth. As you find yourself in a leadership role, it’s important to set boundaries around where you share your gifts. Commit to what feels right, and let everything/everyone else find its own way.
Scorpio: The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse falls in your house of career, bringing a lunar fire, a cosmic kick-in-the butt to get things going on the professional front. Don’t over-think it. Take what you know and expand from there. Travel may be a part of the picture, as you get ready expand your world. #ReadyToRock
Your 2018 Tarot Card ~ The Emperor: The Emperor is the King of Enterprise, and portends a fruitful year in all your business dealings. You are creating powerful foundations, which will be building-blocks for the next few years to come. You’ll also be looking at your relationship with power. With power comes responsibility, to yourself and others. This is a time to take your mantle of authority, while still keeping your ego in check. Trust your instincts and build away!
Sagittarius: Question: Do you feel like you’re using your gifts to their best advantage? This month, your stars encourage you to stretch a bit, take some chances and share your talents with others. With a cosmic boost of new self-esteem, you’re realizing that other’s want what you got! #Dharma
Your 2018 Tarot Card ~ The Hanged Man: This card indicates a year when you open yourself up to a whole new perspective. Your priorities are changing, and what once worked for you, may now no longer do so. The Hanged Man is a time for letting go. Not in a defeated way, instead with a sense of liberation about what’s really important. Your spiritual life takes flight, as you surrender into higher forces, knowing that you are always taken care of. Expect some profound illuminations!
Capricorn: New Moon, new beginnings! Yes, indeed, Capricorn! Grab ahold of the lunar momentum this month to do some house cleaning (literally and figuratively). This is a time to purge, release and recalibrate, so you can go forward with a lighter heart and soul. It’s okay to: #LetGo
Your 2018 Tarot Card ~ The Star: The Star indicates a year of expanding your world, and engaging a “bigger picture”. What inspires you? What are your dreams? Be courageous and step into your destiny, even if you’re not quite sure what it is…yet! Be willing to experiment with different possibilities. Much like a fly-fisherman, throw your line into the sea of possibilities. If you don’t like what you catch, through it back and try again. Your imagination is a powerful ally—think big!
Aquarius: You’re a humanitarian by nature, and this month the desire to be of service in some way, is on your mind. Opportunities to give back, in a fulfilling way, may suddenly show up. Consider it a sign! Your relationship picture expands, as you are willing to standup for your needs. #Fulfillment
Your 2018 Tarot Card ~ The Wheel of Fortune: The Wheel of Fortune indicates a year of change. You are entering a new chapter in your life, and it’s important to be open and flexible. Opportunities abound, and fortune is on your side. At the same time, you may have to relinquish some control about outcomes. What’s important now is more about the experience and journey, than the end game. At times, you feel like you’re riding a roller-coaster. Say “Yippee” and enjoy the ride!
Pisces: Are you taking good care of yourself, Pisces? The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse illuminates your house of wellness, stimulating you to look at whether your lifestyle choices are serving your greater sense of wellbeing. This could be a time to make adjustments. Key now is: #SelfCare
2018 Tarot Card ~ Temperance: Temperance indicates a year of creative integration, as you bring different elements of your life into a new balance. Temperance is often associated with the ancient art of alchemy, the process of turning lead into gold. Be willing to experiment with new possibilities. Here, life is the greatest experiment and growth comes from learning something new. Don’t hesitate to call upon your angels, or higher energies in this transformation. As above, so below.
“The Grinch stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t thought of before. What if Christmas, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little more.” How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Happy Holidays! The big Astro news is the shifting of two planets that both greatly influence the personal and universal zeitgeist: Jupiter, which moved into Scorpio last month, and Saturn which completes its two and half year orbit in Sagittarius, moving into Capricorn on December 24th.
Jupiter’s expansive movement from harmony-seeking, relational Libra into Scorpio’s dark waters of mystery and transformation, for the next year, indicates a time when we’re all being called to dig in deeper to our personal shadows and what really motives us. The time is ripe for spiritual development.
Saturn’s time in Sagittarius put new structures and expression to our view of global politics, religion, philosophy, highlighting a “guru mentality”. Ultimately, what we’ve learned is, that the “guru” lies within. It will be interesting to see what Capricorn in Saturn brings. Both Saturn and Capricorn represent the old, patriarchal structures we’ve building through centuries, and we can expect major shakeups on this front.
We also have a Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius December 3rd through the 22nd. As always, a time to regroup, and align with the flow!
Your December Horoscope:
Aries: Your planets are opening new doors! December is a time to synthesize what you’ve learned, and begin to find your way towards putting them into form and expression. Don’t be in a rush. The Mercury Retrograde is giving you the opportunity to make sure you have your proverbial ducks in a row before making any major decisions. Align your purpose with your highest good. Then it’s all gravy. #WavyGravy
Taurus: It’s all about your values, this month. More specifically, where do you invest your energy? If you’re feeling a bit picky about your time and choices, that’s right on! You’re setting boundaries around your experiences. This is not selfish, it’s empowerment. Time to review what’s working and what’s not. Trust your instincts about what’s right, don’t over-think it, and be willing to embrace #ToughLove
Gemini: Your planets bring many options this month, which is great, but at the same time, can be overwhelming! The Full Moon in your sign at December’s beginning gives you a boost of courage towards enacting your desires. The New Moon and Mercury Retrograde in opposite sign, Sag, says, be careful what you wish for, because by month’s end, they may actually come true. The key lies in being: #Intentional
Cancer: December’s lunar energies are conspiring to help you get you clear about your finances. No need to panic. Instead be willing to see more truthfully the how’s and why’s of your spending. Making this more difficult is that you’re feeling a boost of creative energy, especially around feathering your nest. Holiday shopping has your name all over it. Invest in yourself, but be careful about overdoing it! #PotteryBarn
Leo: Your stars, namely Jupiter (expansion) and Mars (aggression) in your house of roots, home and beginnings, remind me of the Incredible Hulk, at the moment when he genetically catalyzes into a bigger (and bad tempered!) version of his former self. You’re busting out of old grooves, into a more powerful you. Anger may be a part of the process; channel it creatively. That way you don’t hurt anybody. #Temperance
Virgo: This month, you may feel like you’re doing a two steps forward, one step back cosmic shuffle. Blame it on the Mercury Retrograde! Let go and trust the bigger picture. Once Saturn moves into fellow earth sign Capricorn on the 18th, you should experience a difference…kinda like the Cosmic Gods are more on your side. In the meantime, pay attention to unfinished business, especially on the home front. #DivineRightTiming
Libra: Dare I say, that, this month, you’re more willing to let go of pretenses and making others happy? Your Achilles Heel is people pleasing, it’s a part of your cosmic makeup, so don’t feel bad about it. At the same time, your stars are pushing you towards embodying a more authentic version of you. Self-esteem, valuing your gifts and what you bring to the table is key. All else is simply an illusion. #AliceThroughTheLookingGlass
Scorpio: The Mercury Retrograde joins restrictive Saturn in your house of money. Saturn has been hanging out there for a while, and is getting ready to shift signs. In the process, you’ve learned much about what you value. Now, combined with the Mercury Retrograde, signals time to get your financial affairs in order and shore up unfinished business. Then you can go into the New Year with a clean slate. #NewBeginnings
Sagittarius: Your December stars are clustered between your 12th and 1st houses. The 12th house represents the unconscious, past and dreams; the 1st house is all about the self, and how you move forward in life. Translation, please! You may feel like your straddling two worlds—the past and the present/future. Don’t let this confuse you. Instead, sing sweet lullabies to the (metaphorical) baby your giving birth to. #RockABye
Capricorn: If you were ever the kid who was picked last for the playground team, consider now retribution time. Not in a mean or vengeful sense, more in an empowered way—like, “Hey guys, look at what you missed!” December is a time to bring to completion any unfinished business. This may involve some forgetting and forgiving, but heck—you’re good and ready to put the past in the past. #Resolved
Aquarius: Popular: “pop-u-lar; suited to the tastes of the general public; frequently encountered or widely excepted; commonly liked and approved.” Your December stars are voting you most popular! Time to align with your peeps, your community and those who share your vision. Don’t hesitate to take a leadership role, and express yourself. Or in other words, work it! They want what you have. #PromKing/Queen
Pisces: Your stars are conflicted this month, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a “bad” thing. Instead it’s an opportunity to air out your mental and emotional cobwebs, take a breather, and realign. Your challenges will likely occur within the balance between your career and family/personal life. There’s no perfect answers, but the key is to not get distracted by other’s expectations. Focus on you! #AiringYourFeathers
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. It was epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” A Tale of Two Cities
This month we dive deeper into the energies of Fall, a time where light gives way to dark, our focus shifts inward and we dance the eternal mystery. With Venus joining Jupiter in Scorpio—the sign of death, rebirth and transformation—there is great opportunity to dig in deep to the aspects of your life that you want to transform.
Another element of Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio, is looking at what we “value”. With what’s happening in our world, many of us are considering what’s really important, as we downsize, donate and strive to be debt free. Luxury, once the gold standard of the American Way, has been replaced with grounded necessity. Not sacrifice, but practical, realistic living. Which at the end of the day, feels so much better. And authentic. And real!
November’s Full Moon in Taurus (Nov 3rd) and New Moon in Scorpio (Nov 18th), respectively, provide some much needed grounding, and a vessel to process and integrate your deeper stirrings. Mindfulness and ritual on these lunar power days can prove illuminating and helpful.
Your November Horoscope:
Aries: With an abundance of energy in your 8th House, the realm of Scorpio, of death, rebirth and transformation, this is a time to embrace your dark side. Symbolically “dark” is the deepest parts of your psyche, emotional and spiritual self. You tend towards the Yang—external, driven—but don’t be intimidated by your Yang side—internal, receptive—because it’s in her mystery where your answers lie. #MysteriousMe
Taurus: Your stars remind me of a favorite Rumi poem: “Now is a time to think of roses and pomegranates and the ocean where pearls are made…” This month’s Lunar energies—the Full Moon in your sign, and New Moon in earth-friendly Scorpio—offer a nurturing drink, an elixir from the Goddess. Time to water your plants, yourself, your relationships, anything that has become too dry. #HolyWater
Gemini: On tap this month is lifestyle choices. The mundane day-to-day details of how you live your life. Boring? Au contraire! Your routines, and how you manage them is fertile ground. The more you honor your needs: body, mind and spirit, the more you will feel, well, simply—better. Taking care of yourself is paramount now, so slow down, and be mindful of expending unnecessary energy. #TheDevilsInTheDetails
Cancer: Venus (love), Jupiter (expansion) and the Full Moon (illumination) dancing in your house of creativity is a potent combination. (And doesn’t happen often!) Your muses are calling, and they won’t take “no” for an answer. Creativity can be intimidating, but think about it more as self-expression vs. some grand artistic endeavor. It’s not about getting it right, it’s about the experience. #PermissionToDance
Leo: You’re balancing a lot of balls this month Leo, and there lies the rub… how to take care of yourself, nurture your creativity, and still show up for others, without becoming so overwhelmed that you don’t completely shut down? Whew! First, take a deep breath. Second, don’t get caught up in other people’s drama. Third, remember, you’re in charge, and nothing is going anywhere. Set your own pace! #Trust
Virgo: November is about communication. When you have a lot going on, which you do, and you’re excited about everything, which you are, it’s easy to garble thoughts and ideas, especially when it comes to explaining them to others. Your words are important now, so take time to gather your thoughts before you share them with others. The world is listening to what you have to say. #Wordsmith
Libra: Go into your imagination, your mind’s eye, and visualize your life from a place of success, prosperity and wellbeing. What does it look like? Take a snapshot, and put it on your altar, because with the abundant forces aligning in your chart now, you’ll want to make sure you’re setting the stage to manifest big things. Doubt is not an option. The clearer you are, the more the Universe will meet you. #LikeAttractsLike
Scorpio: You are the Poster Child this month for abundance and great things. Venus and Jupiter and the New Moon all in your sign, bring an expansive and healing vibration. Love is in the air, and although it’s not Paris in Springtime, it’s Springtime in your heart, so celebrate the rebirth of romance in your life. Whether it’s with someone new, someone “old”, or you, it’s time splash in a few puddles. SingingInTheRain
Sagittarius: As I gaze into your stars, I’m having a past-life moment, a memory of you in another time and place, where you were a seeker, someone who dabbled in alchemy, astrology and the mystical arts. You may have a past life remembrance, too, or not; either way, this is a moment to commune with your inner-wisdom seeker, your most mystical self. Your archetype: Merlin, the great Wizard! #BecomingMerlin
Capricorn: If I were to choose a Tarot card for you this month, it would be The Star. Ohhh The Star! Such a bright and inspiring light. A signal from the Universe to take some chances and invest in your dreams and bigger future. This is not, however, a cosmic “get-out-jail-free-card” or permission to pass “Go”--quite yet. It is more a wake-up call to listen to higher self, and start aligning your energies. #StarSeed
Aquarius: With a boost of planetary energy in your House of Career and Identity, the Universe is pushing the little birdy (you) out of the nest (comfort zones), and asking you fly. You’ve totally got this! Take advantage of the energy to strike new ground around your career. Although you are outer-focused now, your sweet spot is home and family. Count on them to ground you in your new endeavors. #CosmicCareerMonth
Pisces: Expect to feel restless this month, with expansive planetary energy in your House of Travel, Higher Education and World/Global Exploration. You’re itching for new discoveries, so the question is: What’s holding you back? Time to look at anything (or anyone) that is standing in your way of expansion. Grab ahold of your desires and go for the Big Full Meal Deal. Nothing less will do. #CarpeDiem
“The yellow, rose and green of an October hillside, combined with the brilliant blue of the sky and softened by the inevitable autumn haze are reflected in October’s birthstone—the Opal. The Opal is a symbol of hope, and highly prized by the ancients for its uncanny ability to change colors.” The Romance of Your Birthstone, Hope Swengel
We’re all changing colors right now, with the brilliant new fall season, and the dramatic changes occurring in our worlds, big and small. In the best sense, we’re becoming spiritual chameleons, learning to shift our energies, day by day, with the cosmic tides.
What I have found to be most helpful, is to stay present to each moment, remembering that today is today; yesterday was yesterday; and tomorrow is…well, tomorrow. The most powerful change happens in the present moment. No more future-izing, my friends!
October’s big Astro News, is Jupiter’s shift into Scorpio. Jupiter—the planet of expansion, opportunity and good fortune—begins its Scorpio orbit on October 10th and resides there for the next year. Universally, Jupiter in Scorpio provides great momentum for inner emotional and spiritual expansion. To find out how you will experience this Jupiter transit, look at your astrology chart and see what house is ruled by Scorpio. (If you would like to find out more, and feels right, contact me and we can explore in one of my different session options.)
Your October Horoscope:
Aries: It’s all about balance, this Month Aries. Namely, how can you balance your needs, with the needs of others. Tricky business. I have two words for you: Negotiation and Compromise. No, they aren’t the devil’s tools, they are ways for you to actually get what you want. The more you are willing to actively work with others, the more success will come. Plus, dare I say—it could be easier? #HarmonyIsMyMiddleName
Taurus: What? Who me? Psychic? Yup! This month’s Harvest New Moon illuminates your house of the unconscious and subconscious, dreams, and…the psychic realm. As a result, you may experience deep insights about yourself and others. Some old faces could re-emerge, as a way of resolving unfinished business; whether from this lifetime or, others. Consider it a karmic cleanse. #BlastFromThePast
Gemini: Two themes this month, Gemini: Romance and Creativity. Romance: Don’t hesitate to flirt. Someone is on your radar; make your presence known. This is not a time to get serious, however, instead play the mystery card. Creativity: You’re receiving powerful planetary inspiration. You don’t need to commit, just throw the spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks. #Play
Cancer: Your September stars encouraged you to go outside your comfort zones. A stretch that has made you stronger. Sweet news--all roads lead home this month! October is a time to invest in your home front, your personal sanctuary, your sacred space. And yes, if other’s live there (this includes cats and dogs), so be it. But regardless, it’s your space. Time to feather your nest, and take ownership. #HomeShoppingNetwork
Leo: Your word for the month is: Inquisitive. Here’s a definition: Given to examination or inquiry; a quest for discovery; interest in learning; a questioning mind. Time to embrace your more curious nature, Leo! Go on some adventures, checkout new people and environments--because inquiring minds (you!) want to know. You’ve outgrown your old tight, shoes and need a fabulous new pair. #TooCoolForSchool
Virgo: To use a sports metaphor…. it’s the last minutes of the 4th quarter. To up the ante, let’s say it’s the Super Bowl, i.e. a really big game with lots depending on outcomes. You are 3 points behind, and within field goal range. You can punt and tie the game, or you can take a risk and go for the touchdown. Whatever your decision, your stars encourage you to be decisive. Trust your instincts. #MammaGoneBeastMode
Libra: The stars are in your favor, especially with the New Moon in your sign on the 19th. New moons = new beginnings, and this could prove true around your finances. October is an excellent time to wrap your head around your monies, with an eye to the future. Venus also moves into your sign, which could have you spend mode. Think carefully about what’s important and of value to you. Because….#MoneyMakesTheWorldGoRound
Scorpio: Jupiter—the planet of good fortune—begins its orbit in your sign for the next year, bringing expansion and opening doors. A Jupiter transit only occurs for each sign every twelve years, so take advantage and hunker-in for success. The best way to play the game is to not give up all your cards immediately, you want to keep the big picture in mind and pace yourself. You have the advantage. #PokerFace
Sagittarius: This month, the moon is your greatest ally. Both the Full Moon (in Aries) and the New Moon (in Libra) form a harmonious alignment, inspiring you on many different levels. So, take time to commune with the moon! Use the heightened lunar energy to your advantage, by digging in deep for meditation and ritual on each event. You may be surprised at the gifts La Luna has in store! #LunarAbundance
Capricorn: Your October stars prove to be a bit of a tight fit. (Much like when you have to dress-up for a formal occasion and your shoes or tie are too tight.) Don’t worry. It will pass. In the meantime, channel any frustrations into wrapping up old business and settling past accounts. This sets the stage for January, when your stars re-align for some powerful new moves. For now, it’s all about #PeaceOfMind
Aquarius: Do you believe in Magic? A complicated question, with many different facets. Not to get too esoteric, or woo-woo, but this month, your stars are encouraging you to suspend old belief systems, and give into something bigger, something more fantastical, something magical! Give your imagination free reign to explore. Is it real? Who cares. What’s important is that it works for you! #MagicalBeastsAndWhereToFindThem
Pisces: Security on your mind? It makes sense, as the lunar energy this month illuminates your spheres of money, long-term security and abundance. What’s important now is to make sure that your bigger picture aligns with your personal integrity. You may find yourself at a crossroads, where you have to make choices in regards to who you align with. There’s no right answer. Trust yourself. #TakingTheHighRoad
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” Lauren DeStefano
Praise the Goddess! After all the intense eclipse energy of August, September’s Astro landscape is much quieter, giving us all a chance to breathe and regroup! September is traditionally a time of transitions, as we shift from the energies of summer into fall. The Autumnal Equinox on September 22nd, begins the harvest—literally and figuratively--where we collect the fruits of our labor, and begin to hunker-in and prepare for the coming “night” of winter. In a spiritual sense, the Fall Equinox is celebrated as a powerful point of transformation, of symbolic death and rebirth.
Your September Horoscope:
Aries: You, my courageous friend, are always ready to fight the good fight. Your September stars ask you to consider how your work can be of greater service, without sacrificing your individual needs. Exchange the word “fight” for “service” and see how it feels. You’re no Mother Theresa, and don’t need to poop rainbow unicorns; be your brave Self--that’s more than plenty. Take off the gloves and #StayTrueToYou
Taurus: Last month’s cosmic shake-up has you either feeling incredibly liberated, or completely out-of-sorts. Perhaps a combination? The cosmic energy this month is in your favor, offering a time to reground and reconnect to your essential roots of being. Opportune times for you are the Full and New Moons (September 6th and 19th). Shake off the past, and explore a more creative, liberated you! #ShakeItOff
Gemini: All roads lead home, this month, Gemini. With a planetary stellium in your house of home and family, you’re considering what this means to you. Sometimes our family is the friends we bring close, and feel safe and comfortable with. Sometimes home is finding a deeper sense of peace within ourselves. Don’t downplay your desire for comfort. You deserve to be nurtured. #ForeignTerritory
Cancer: You like to stick close to home, but your stars are calling you to expand your world! If I was your fairy godmother/travel agent, I would give you a ticket to anywhere you want—Paris, Hawaii, the Grand Canyon? Would you take it? You don’t have to travel to the ends of the world to expand your life. It’s a mindset. Ask yourself: How can I live a little bigger today? Bye-bye comfort zones. #BippityBoppityBoo
Leo: August was over-the-top with Mars and the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in your sign! I imagine you’re feeling transformed, having experienced a significant revelation or two. Now, it’s time to quiet the energy, and integrate. Your imagination is calling. All the better to commune, Leo. For now, no more chasing windmills or other elusive stuff. Celebrate what you have already so lovingly created. #ImaginaryDragons
Virgo: How do you spell Relief? S-E-P-T-E-M-B-E-R! With the Mercury Retrograde moving out of your sign (Sept 5th) and a delicious Virgo New Moon mid-month, time to stop putting out fires and focus on Y-O-U! The question is: Are you ready to receive? To go to the next level, you may need to open yourself up to the help of others. This doesn’t mean relinquishing control. If it feels right: #Align
Libra: Oh Jupiter, how do I love thee, let me count the ways…Big player Jupiter, the planet of expansion and prosperity, is doing its final laps in your sign, Libra. Take full advantage of its benevolent ju-ju, and bring to completion outstanding projects or opportunities on a positive note. Next month, there will be more lines in the sand about how you move forward. For now, make hay while Jupiter still shines! #JupiterRising
Scorpio: Autumn is your season, as the landscape shifts from light to dark, welcoming mystery and inner-transformation. Grab ahold of September’s expansive lunar energy, with the Full and New Moon’s illuminating your spheres of creativity and inspiration. Your inspirations could lead to new endeavors. Be open, and trust any “callings” you receive. Even if they don’t make complete “sense” now. #TheGoddessCalls
Sagittarius: Saturn in your sign, retrograde since April, is now direct and ready for action! Saturn is about doing the work, and when you have, then Mister Strict bestows his rewards. You’re not completely out of the woods, so continue to do the good work, and know that those rewards are starting to come. (You think you’re feeling good now, wait till Saturn moves out of your sign on December 18th!) #MerryChristmas
Capricorn: Have you ever thought about writing a book, Cap? The reason I ask is that your stars are highlighting your spheres of communication/writing and knowledge/publishing! Coincidence? No Way. You don’t have to write the next great American novel, but perhaps you do have words, thoughts or stories that you would like to share. Words have power. Knowledge is Power. Time to share. #SexyLibrarian
Aquarius: Total Eclipse of the Heart? August’s Solar Eclipse occurred in your house of relationships, offering illumination to your alliances—friendship, family, romantic and business. Relationships can be wonderful mirrors, and now that you have looked at Your Self from every angle, shadow included--how do you feel? Liberated (I hope!) Your September Stars offer smoother sailing. #AhoyCaptain
Pisces: After a topsy-turvy few months, you’re still standing and looking strong in the process! The Full Moon in your sign is a welcome beacon of light, illuminating new frontiers. Discipline is your great friend now, as you put in place new structures that will serve you for some time to come. This may include having more discipline around self-care routine. You can’t create on an empty gas tank! #VroomVroom
“Stop acting so small. You are the Universe in ecstatic motion.” Rumi
The Big Astro News this month is, of course, the Lunar and Solar Eclipses, in Aquarius and Leo, respectively. Eclipses shake up the cosmic landscape, waking us up to new potentials, adding intense illumination to the aspects of our lives that need to change. The signs of the zodiac that will be most affected by the eclipses are the Fixed Signs--Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio. (This includes your sun sign, and also if you have your moon or ascendant in a fixed sign.)
Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Aquarius, Aug 7th: Lunar Eclipses greatly impact on our personal and emotional world. This Full Moon/Eclipse, in the sign of revolutionary Aquarius, takes us way outside our comfort zones, heightening our desire to evoke change. Warrior planet Mars (in Leo) in opposition, adds extra combustion. Jupiter (in Libra) in a harmonious and friendly alliance saves the day! Reminding us all about what’s important: Peace, love and understanding!
Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Leo, Aug 21st: Solar Eclipses effect our greater, worldly landscape, most notably: governments, politics and dynasties. This is especially true as the solar eclipse falls in sun-ruled Leo—the sign of royalties and monarchies. Expect shakeups in world governments and their leaders. This is a time were loyalties and allegiances will be tested. On a personal level, this is a moment to balance your ego needs, with your heart.
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo, Aug 12th through Sept 5th: With all the Eclipse drama, the Mercury Retrograde almost feels like an afterthought. Actually, it adds a welcome, slow-down, realigning element to the cosmic chaos! Mercury Retrogrades are always a reminder to take a step back and push the “pause” button.
Your August Horoscope:
Aries: The Lunar and Solar Eclipses fall in your houses (respectively) of inspiration and the collective zeitgeist; and creativity and self-expression. A one-two punch of cosmic energy helping you to align your creative aspirations with the greater good. The key is to balance your daily, mundane life (I know--so tedious), with your bigger vision. Both are important and serve each other. #BigPictureLittlePicture
Taurus: This month’s eclipses form a T-Square between you, your career and your home life. Squares represent friction, or in layman’s terms: sticky business! Each area is important, and each requires your attention. Your happy place now is Venus (your ruling planet) in your house of learning. When overwhelmed, take time for a new learning experience; it will help to keep you grounded. #LibraryCard
Gemini: Mercury, your ruling planet, goes retrograde on the 12th in Virgo—not your happiest match. Perfectionist Virgo loves details; and you, Gemini, live in the moment, and don’t invest your energy in particulars. The retrograde will be happening in your house of home and family. Expect a few kerfuffles, and don’t expect “everyone” to get it (or you). Pick your battles, and #DontSweatTheSmallStuff
Cancer: The eclipses have you in the hot seat regarding choices/changes that reflect your wellbeing and, yes, happiness. Goddess Venus, in your sign, brings soothing love to the equation, nurturing you as you go. If you’re worried about money, remember: Money is energy. The more you value you, the more others will get on board. Believe in your future and stand firm in your beliefs. #IBelieveInMiracles
Leo: Cosmic Big Bang! Breakthroughs are instore for you this month, Leo, as the eclipses open new energetic portals to realizing greater potentials. Oh…and did I mention that action planet Mars is in your sign, as well?! This is a powerful combination that doesn’t come around often. Intense? Yes? Worth taking a few risks? Absolutely? Put on your Golden Big Girl/Guy Panties and repeat this mantra: #GoBigOrGoHome
Virgo: Do not hesitate to utilize (a total Virgo word!) this month’s Mercury Retrograde in your sign to regroup and chill a little. This is the perfect time to reflect on what you’re doing and where you’re going. Instead of focusing on answers, ask the questions, step back and see what is revealed to you. You will be amazed at the insight that comes. This is especially true around the Eclipses: Aug 7th and 21st. #DivineRealizations
Libra: August is chock-full of major planetary movement, mostly in your favor. The Eclipses strike a big cord, especially around connecting with your social milieu, making you feel culturally at home. Your creative energy also gets a boost, prompting new confidence in your self-expression. The Caveat? Don’t plan too far into the future; so much is evolving, you don’t want to box yourself in. #LivingLaVidaLoca
Scorpio: This month’s eclipses indicate transformation; for you, converging in your career sector. There is much opportunity to re-invent yourself here, and in big ways. This can either be exciting, or bring about an identity crisis! Don’t throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water! It has nothing to do with starting over, instead build on what you have, and add some new tiers to your empire. #LayerCake
Sagittarius: Communication is key this month, Sag. The Eclipses combined with Mercury Retrograde, encourage you to be extra mindful about your how you communicate with others. I know you like to shoot from the hip, and express your truth, but this a time to step back and push the “pause” button before you blow off steam. August’s transformational energy has your name all over it. Your lesson now is: #Temperance
Capricorn: When the Moon (or Lunar Eclipse) hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! The Full Moon/Eclipse illuminates your realm of security and values, and also your relationship with your physicality and sensuality. (Weird combination—but connect the dots, and it does makes sense.) Then, with pleasure-seeking, sensuous Venus spreading her love in your house of relationships, it’s time to: #LoveToLoveYouBaby
Aquarius: Forget everything you know to be true, Aquarius! I know—quite a dramatic statement! Yet, this month’s eclipses are literally so in your face, if you’re not evolving, transforming or reinventing something in your life, then…well, forget about it! Embrace this crossroads moment and don’t be shy about boldly going forward, where you’ve never gone forward before. It’s your time to: #BustAMove
Pisces: You, Pisces, are the most sensitive sign of the zodiac. I remind you of this, because with all the planetary rock-and-rolling this month, you’re going to want to make sure that you take time to ground and set your emotional and energetic boundaries. Your sweet spot now is Venus (in Cancer); she’s nurturing your house of creativity, sprinkling inspiration, reawakening your muses. Engage the dance! #MuseALicious