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  • February began as the depth of winter, with many of us feeling stuck in the "in between." Old parts of us dying, new parts being born, and each of us wondering where we are moving, who we are becoming. Lessons of hanging in there, staying focused and persistent, will help us melt what was frozen and create the future we envision. Especially important aspects: Mercury conjunct Pluto, the New Moon in Aquarius, Mercury moving out of its retrograde shadow, Chiron aspects with Saturn and Jupiter, the Full Moon in Virgo, and Sun conjunct Neptune. Click on the title to read the details.
  • Pluto carries an unusual strength during January. From a conjunction with the Sun in Capricorn as the new year begins, and continuing its square to Uranus, Pluto then conjuncts Mercury for two weeks of its retrograde period during the month. This means some serious introspection. We cannot turn away from what must die and be released, as we review what must be born in order for us to further our evolutionary journeys. Click on the title to continue reading.
  • December begins with difficult aspects, many of which, last throughout the month. Nevertheless, there are also mitigating aspects which come and go, bringing tension relief, and allowing us to find meaning in our questioning, and agreement through compromise. The Saturn/Neptune square is a fascinating mix that will be with us well into 2016, holding our feet to the fire while we struggle with expanding belief systems, and find that the realities we assumed were firm, are actually crumbling, allowing even more truth to be revealed. The New Moon in Sagittarius on December 11 supports our search! The Winter Solstice encourages us to expand our personal authority in relationships, and the Full Moon in Cancer on Christmas Day brings emotional warmth if we take cafe of our needs for nurture.
  • Themes of past months mix with a Saturn/Neptune square to thoroughly perplex us this November. Yet, we're used to November being the time of deeply feeling Scorpio, so we're not taken totally aback. It is just that the complexity of aspects forces us to prepare for the unexpected, be self-observant, patient, and hopefully transformed by month's end. The intense involvement of Chiron in Pisces requires us to address feelings of woundedness throughout the month. The New Moon in Scorpio came on November 11 and the Full Moon in Gemini arrives November 25. The exact square of Saturn and Neptune arrives November 26. Click on the title for the full details.
  • October has us dealing with strong Neptune energies, despite personal planets in Virgo and Libra! Thus we reach for clarity, while wading in pools of mystery. There was a strong New Moon in Libra on October 12, which has us striving for peace, but realizing there are many points of view which must be considered before agreement can be reached. The strong Virgo energies may have us working hard, willing to take action, but finding a need to stop and check in with our heart space, on a regular basis, to be sure we are on the right path. A Taurus Full Moon comes near the end of the month on the 27th, just before Halloween! Have en enjoyable All Hallow's Eve. Click on the title to get more details for October.
  • September is a very busy month astrologically, with Venus going direct, Saturn changing signs, a partial solar eclipse at the New Moon in Virgo, a total lunar eclipse at the Full Moon in Aries, plus the Fall Equinox to name a few important events. There is a strong Neptune quality throughout the month, often opposing the planets in Virgo. All of these energetic qualities are asking each of us to find balance, but it won't be easy. Click on the title of this blog to read up on the details and see how they might affect you.
  • Venus retrograde takes center stage in August, asking us to become more true to ourselves and less reliant on conditioned beliefs. An emphasis in Leo energy asks us to indulge in creativity. Saturn stations direct on August 1, Jupiter changes signs, entering Virgo. We have Mercury entering its own sign of Virgo, opposing Neptune, and later opposing Chiron. There is a New Moon in Leo, and then the Sun squaring Saturn. We have nearly a week with no planets in air, until Mercury enters Libra. The final weekend gives a Full Moon in Pisces, and the capacity for more loving and compassionate relationships. Do click on the link for more details.
  • July begins with a Full Moon in Capricorn and ends with a Full Moon in Aquarius! In between, we have complex sets of aspects, a New Moon in Cancer, and Venus starting a retrograde period. Early days of the month we gaze at the evening sky in awe as Venus and Jupiter are conjunct as evening stars! We need this bit of beauty, for the complicated feelings and urges we will experience through the remainder of the month require diligence, patience, and strength to come out the other side with a sense of success. Click on the title to read more details.
  • Mercury definitely takes center stage during much of June! It is retrograde to start the month, in its own sign of Gemini, stations direct on the 11th, but remains in its shadow until June 26. It is also square Neptune for much of the month, forcing us to walk the line between the rational and the more liminal. We had a Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 2, and a New Moon in Gemini on June 16! Venus moves into Leo on June 5, and builds to a conjunction with Jupiter, while Jupiter remains trine to Uranus in Aries for the entire month. Saturn, after six months in Sagittarius, slips back into Scorpio for the summer. Mars stays conjunct the Sun in Gemini until the Summer Solstice on June 21, when the Sun shifts into Cancer for the summer, and Mars follows suit on the 24th. Click on the title for more details on what this all means for YOU!
  • The month of May continues the drama of the Uranus/Pluto square, though its power is waning. The first May weekend brought an emotionally deep Full Moon in Scorpio whose influence shines through most of the month. Neptune is strong  for the entire month, aspecting Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Sun, and having us struggle to stay focused. Jupiter and Uranus stay trined for the month. There's a New Moon in Taurus on the 17th, just a day ahead of Mercury stationing retrograde in Gemini. By the last week, we have Sun, Mars and retrograde Mercury conjunct in Gemini! Click on the title for more details.