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  • We think of May as the month of slow, earthy Taurus energy, and certainly it's with us this month. But we still have a lot of fiery Aries as well, and enough squares between volatile planets to keep the temperature and tensions quite high! This is a month of deep revelations, not only in the news, but in our own individual lives. And we must be strong, brave, and willing to listen, as well as speak the truth. Important aspects start with Mars/Pluto conjunction, then a Mars/Uranus square. Venus moves through Gemini and then Cancer, aspecting Neptune, Saturn and Chiron. The biggest event of the month is Uranus entering the sign of Taurus. There's a New Moon in Taurus, a Full Moon in Sagittarius, Mars enters Aquarius and Mercury enters its own sign of Gemini. Big month. Click on the title for details.
  • April arrived just hours after the Full Moon in Libra, and ushered a shower of holiday celebrations. Mercury was retrograde, Mars was conjunct Saturn, Venus was in her own sign of Taurus. Mercury stationed direct April 15, and later that day we had the New Moon in Aries. The New Moon accentuated the tension and urges for action that Aries energy brings. Aspects to Uranus, Eris and Pluto bring the need for changes to be made, so that the seeds and growth of spring are sprouted! Both Saturn and Pluto station retrograde during the month, emphasizing the need for evaluation, looking inward more closely for what needs to be reworked or released, in order  the important growth that must be done. The month ends with a powerful Full Moon in Scorpio. Click on the title for more details.
  • March, the month we move into a new season, and a new astrological year, is not giving us a lot of ease. We shift from an intensely intuitive and emotional Pisces period into lots of fiery Aries and active cardinal energy, without much time for rest and transition. There are two Full Moons in the month, the Virgo Full Moon on the March 1, and the Libra Full Moon on March 31. On the 17th there's a New Moon in Pisces. The outer planets are all taking active roles this month, while Venus and Mercury are conjunct most of the month. Jupiter stations retrograde on March 8, and Mercury stations retrograde on the 22nd. The Spring Equinox occurs on March 20 for the Northern Hemisphere. Click on the title for more details.
  • January starts and ends with intense feelings in the form of Full Moons. Yes, this is a month of 2 Full Moons, the first a Supermoon in Cancer on January 1, and the second a total lunar eclipse in Leo on January 31. Meanwhile, multiple planets were in the earth sign of Capricorn. At one point, there were 6 planets in Capricorn. From the 2nd of the month, all planets were in direct motion. Mars and Jupiter were conjunct in Scorpio much of the month, with the urge toward action. There were many squares to Uranus, inspiring new ideas. Together, these aspects gave us all the impulse to get organized, take direct action, stay disciplined, and move forward. However, Saturn rules Capricorn, and is situated there, holding the line, and creating restraint, so that impulses to move quickly were held back. Thus the feeling and impulses to move forward were strong this month, but just not able to move quickly. Click on the title to read the details.
  • December is known for shopping, holidays,  get-togethers with family and friends, acknowledging old traditions, and yes—exhaustion. This month is no different, other than perhaps a much more intense level of changing energies, and the need to make a lot of adjustments while trying to keep up with our already tight schedules. Mercury's final retrograde period of 2017 comes on top of a Full Moon in Gemini accompanied by a lot of Neptune energy. Venus shifts first from Scorpio to Sagittarius, and late in the month, from Sagittarius to Capricorn. Mars shifts from Libra to Scorpio, and later conjoins Jupiter. A New Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Saturn. Then Saturn enters its own sign of Capricorn. Then we have the Winter Solstice as the Sun enters Capricorn, and the very next day Mercury stations direct. A big and eventful month. Click the title for all the details.
  • November has been a month of seeing what is difficult to observe, feeling stressed, yet also being relieved that we can release that which may have been holding us back. We watch, and participate in, relationships and belief systems changing as they need to, in order to prepare us for a different world in the future. The Scorpio energy sends us deep into feelings and intuitive states, allowing us to be more completely ourselves, and more truthful in who we are. We had Full Moon in Taurus on November 3, lots of edgy and tense aspects, a Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio, and Venus/Uranus opposition. The New Moon in Scorpio took us even deeper into the need to be honest and to face all that needs to be released. Neptune stations direct on November 22, allowing us to ease into a stronger capacity for intuition and surrender that must accompany the beginning of the end of the fall season when the Sun enters Sagittarius. Click on the title to read details.
  • October lets us know that there is no end to the surprises life provides. At least for most of us, "boring" is rarely a word we use to describe life. Each day can bring a change in perspective, a deeper way of knowing ourselves, and an acknowledgement of more possibilities for our world. This month brings big changes, with a Full Moon in Aries, then Jupiter entering Scorpio for a 13-month sojourn. Sun and Mercury conjunct, then Venus and Mars conjunct. All the personal planets change signs within a week. There is a New Moon in Libra on October 19, exactly opposed Uranus in Aries, rocking our relationships, and hopefully bringing them more into balance. The entire month is an opportunity to bring about changes in your own self-identification, seeing how you can be better aligned for your true purpose, and how to operaate in a more honest way with others. There will be challenges, but also support, in staying the course for your own unique path.
  • We see enormous climate devastation affect millions of people as September begins. Is this the harvest from denying what climate scientists have been telling us for years now? Might that be part of the message of what the recent total solar eclipse, called the "American" eclipse, has to tell us? This month is complicated, and there is a need for taking on much of the positive Virgo energy and qualities to deal with it successfully. Click on the title to read the details.
  • August starts out very active, with Uranus stationing retrograde on the 2nd at 28 degrees Aries, and will be there to trine the New Moon at its eclipse degree on the 21st. The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 7 came with a lunar eclipse, as well as a great deal of confusion, and possible wakenings to new ways of thinking. Mercury stationed retrograde in Virgo on August 12, and with it, came a wild dance of aspects, shaking us with mental activity, too much information, and the need to slow down and take stock. The New Moon in Leo, with the total solar eclipse, arrives on August 21, and all hands on deck as we open to what needs to happen in order to find healing and a better future. Check on the title to get more detail!
  • July is filled with intensity. There are weeks of challenging aspects, the likelihood of some rash actions, irritability, and disturbing news. It is of great importance to be self-aware, have the knowledge that we are all vulnerable to these energies, and yet do not have to be overwhelmed by them. We need to draw our boundaries around others anger and projections, walk away when it's needed, and keep reminding ourselves of our own vision and values. The Capricorn Full Moon was July 8-9, depending on time zone, and the New Moon in Leo is July 23, starting the cycle which will end at the solar eclipse on August 21 Click on the title for more details.