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  • April feels like it didn't just start out with a Fool's Day, but continues to fool us on each passing day. One minute we're gazing wide-eyed and innocent at the beauty of sunshine and blossoms, and the next moment wondering if we've just experienced an earthquake or some other impending doom. Lots of change happening all around, some expected, but most not, from wild and crazy weather to daily news we find hard to swallow, to oh yes, TAXES! The New Moon was in Aries on April 5, and the Full Moon in the last degree of Libra on April 19. Mercury moved out of its shadow and into Aries. The Sun moved out of Aries and into Taurus, and Venus moved out of Pisces and into Aries. Jupiter, then Pluto and then Saturn all went retrograde during the month. Click on the title for all the details.
  • March began with Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces, and it will end with Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces, having experienced a full Mercury retrograde period in between. This month can have a dream-like quality, or a nightmare-like quality, or both, depending on your mood and the conditions of your life. But what is consistent, is a flow of information and inspiration, that needs to be reviewed, and much of it released. The slow-moving outer planet Uranus moved into Taurus early in the month, and we can hope that between now and its move into Gemini in 2026, collective humanity finds and accepts innovative strategies to forestall devastating climate disaster. Later in the month, we have the Spring Equinox and a Full Moon in Libra. For all the details, click on the title.
  • February feels like we're finally starting a new cycle, but despite all planets being direct and all of us needing to move forward, we're exhausted! Mixed messages from the media, the government shutdown, the winter storms, and our own personal stories, it often feels like two steps forward, one step back. But staying persistent will bring us through. The New Moon in Aquarius on February 4 marked not only an inspiring cycle in the fixed air sign, but also the start of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Pig. Then we had Mars in Aries making striking aspects with Uranus and the Moon's Nodes, just before moving into Taurus. Venus spends the month in Capricorn with Saturn and Pluto. Chiron makes a huge shift into Aries, and on the 19th we have a Full Moon in Virgo. All of these changes encourage us to dig deep and find our true values, muster the courage to let go of what no longer serves us, and move forward!
  • The New Year of 2019 did arrive, right on time, but perhaps not with all the immediate improvements we could have fantasized. Yes, there is still stress, and in moments, even more anxiety about the world, than we experienced before. But it's important to remember that we are in a time of historic change, tumultuous change really, that has to happen. We did not get here by accident, and we will not survive without enormous conscious effort. So, in some ways, January is a time of getting to work, making some plans, of how we will release the old, and create the new. I'm wishing all of us some revelatory experiences in this New Year, delivering each of us some clues about our own role in these "times they are a changin'." Click on the title for more detail.
  • Despite the fact that craziness continues to abound during December, there really are some calming influences, if we can take advantage of them. What we need to do is take stock of what we've been learning over this past year, and make a point of discarding what we no longer need. Whether it be old ideas, beliefs, relationships, activities, or expectations, if we see something that needs to go, then it needs to go. We must not let it hold us back from putting our best foot forward. The future is now. The very best YOU is needed in the universe! Click on the title to read the details.
  • November is a month of many planetary shifts, some planets into new signs, other planets retrograding or passing back into signs they've already passed through. We are reminded that our journey of changing and healing continues. We can feel inspired, confused, optimistic, and depressed, all in the same day! Our relationships are mending, our hearts are healing, our lives are changing, and along the way we need support, and we need to provide support to others. Perhaps we can take a lesson from our friends, the trees. We can see how they adjust to their falling leaves, and feel confident that new leaves will return in the spring. We can let go of what we no longer need, in order to make room for what has been seeded in us and is prepared to grow us into our future.
  • October is a month of Libra, an air sign. And air is what we needed to breath from the "git go." Breathe in, speak up, release. Women, in particular, were on the spot, experiencing long-held stories of abuse, and needing to speak them. It was no longer okay, or needed, to hold back. It was no longer required to identify with old stereotypes, or to restrict oneself to a submissive attitude in any sphere. The times "they are a changin'." As difficult as it is to release our old identities, and redefine who we are, this is what is being required in this time. Click on the title for more details.
  • No one ever said that harvest was easy work! The month of September demonstrates that perfectly. We must be detailed and precise with our Virgo strengths, yet willing to work hard amid challenges of weather, dictates of other people, and our own personal distractions. It was a wild summer and we were ready for a reprieve from eclipses and retrogrades and craziness! But the planets were not quite ready for a total change, just a gradual transition. Click on the title for all the details.
  • August is a month filled with multiple retrograde planets, challenging aspects, and the third eclipse in a lunar month. The New Moon in Leo had the ecllipse and was the focal point of a yod with Pluto and Neptune. The Full Moon is in Pisces late in the month. Several significant aspects remain in orb the entire month, including Mars square Uranus, Saturn trine Uranus, and Jupiter trine Neptune.  Mercury stations direct on August 18. Mars finally stations direct after a 2-month retrograde on August 27. Click on the title for details.
  • July is a month of filled with powerful struggles, crises and threats to our security. There are also opportunities for relief and spiritual gain if we take advantage of them. But they require us to look within, to ask for guidance, and to pay attention. Healing is possible, but we need an attitude of openness and acceptance for things that may be difficult. It is said that hard times make us stronger. July is a test. There are two eclipses in July, a partial solar eclipse on July 12 at the New Moon in Cancer, and a total lunar eciipse on July 27 with the Full Moon in Aquarius.