Horoscope – Dec 5 – 11th, 2016

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Week Dec 5 – 11th

Innovative Breakthroughs

What to expect: Innovating ideas
What to watch out for: Becoming overly fierce
What will it affect? Social change, humanitarian efforts, partnerships

Dec 6th is a good day for innovative thinking. We’ll have the ability to access breakthroughs in our projects and have the drive towards necessary changes. Our humanitarian energy also continues with Venus entering Aquarius on Dec 7th. Values centred on individuality, freedom and change come to the surface. It’s also a great time for coming together in an inventive or innovative partnership. These are not necessarily business or romantic partnerships, but partnerships that centre on ideals, political alliances and humanitarian efforts. We are also highly motivated by change and independence and are fiercely protective of rights related to freedom, food and sustenance.

Why? Venus Entering Aquarius, Mars Sextile Uranus, Mars Sextile Ceres

Team Problem Solving

What to expect: power in teams
What to watch out for: letting the energy pass
What will it affect? Communication, solutions, plans for the future

December 8 and 9th are a great days to come together for team building or team learning. This can be as simple as a mastermind meeting or as complex as a formal team exercise. I once participated in a team exercise that involved a group of us from diverse backgrounds on a simulation of the Titanic sinking. We had the ship blue prints and a map of the surrounding area including depths and icebergs. W also knew, with the benefit of hindsight, that there was a way to save everyone. Having this kind of optimism was really helpful because in the knowing we felt inspired and almost competitive to find the solution before the ship sank. With the sun aspecting Jupiter we may be able to access a similar kind of optimism and faith even though we don’t have the same benefit of knowing the outcome.

Why? Mercury Trine North Node, Sun Sextile Jupiter

Clashes with Authority

What to expect: Questioning authority
What to watch out for: Open wounds
What will it affect? Structures, beliefs, social movements

The Sun conjuncts Saturn on the 10th and then squares Chiron on the 11th. At the same time the Sun trines Uranus. A major clash with authority opens wide a wound. In this clash lies an opportunity for healing and change. This revs up some energy that will carry us towards the end of the month. In your businesses and lives, this may be you clashing with authority and if you are in authority, others clashing with you. On a social level this energy is reminiscent of the flower child movement o f the 60’s and is likely to be named a movement of its own in a similar vein. Artistic expression and communication through music and spirituality will help to nurtures independence and freedom. This time it will have a Saturnian feel – traditional, sorrowful and wise-

Why? Sun Conjunction Saturn, Mercury Neptune, Sun Trine Uranus, Sun Square Chiron, Sun Trine Ceres, Venus Opposition Vesta

Horoscope: Nov 28 – Dec 4th, 2016

Nov 28 – Dec 4th

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New Moon at 7°Sagittarius

What to expect: Proposals
What to watch out for: Something missing
What will it affect? Relationships, money

The New Moon on Nov 29th is in Sagittarius. The New Moon conjuncts Juno, the asteroid associated with marriage. With this New Moon, we can have relationships that allow for a lot of freedom of movement and thought. Its a marriage, however, that needs agreement in belief and direction in order to work, otherwise we may find our projects or processes opposed or resisted. Supporting this energy is Venus sextile Chiron and square Uranus, which makes the need for freedom and the likelihood of painful interactions likely. This is not just within personal relationships, but also business partnerships. A whole different approach to our personal interactions is called for, and this new moon will give us the opportunity to search for and make intentions for new and innovative approaches. Though what we believe about relationships comes into question and is challenged, we have the willingness to move in a new direction. We are inspired by possibilities, and confused by options. To be successful at this, we first need to figure out the new ways of meeting our independence need, currently in opposition to our need to achieve and have stability. Sometimes we think we need a partner to meet this last need…. and this is exactly what comes into question.

Why? Sun Square North Node, Sun Conjunction Juno,Venus Sextile Chiron, Venus Square Uranus, Juno Square North Node, Sun Square Transiting Neptune, Venus Square Transiting Ceres

Words of authority and Power

What to expect: Authoritative words
What to watch out for: Postulating
What will it affect? Communications

November was a watershed month. Neptune’s position opposite the North Node brought to light some truths, but in ways we could have never predicted. The truth of our power, the truth of the powers that be. The truth of the hearts of men and women.

December begins with Mercury moving into Capricorn. Mercury will be in Capricorn for all of December, retrograding later in the month. For the first part of the month we are seeking authoritative opinions, approaching things with skepticism and some caution. We may seek to impress with our words and to be highly intellectual. Mercury will travel towards Pluto, speak to Pluto, and proceed to walk off stage in a retrograde motion. Mercury does not quite touch Pluto –this will happen in January. As Mercury moves it becomes more and more concerned with the deeper truth. By the time mercury retrogrades on the 19th, we will become more curious about what is pretention and what is real authority. More on Mercury retrograde later in the month.

Why? Mercury in Capricorn.

Launching Projects

What to expect: Focused energy
What to watch out for: Rose colour glasses
What will it affect? Projects

We can get busy between Dec 1 – 3 on any project that we are hoping to get off the ground. Saturn, currently in a two and a half year visit to Sagittarius, is doing an audit on all things Sagittarius –laws, media, religion, beliefs, foreign lands and foreign relations and travel. Saturn will sit between Mars and Jupiter and these two will join together to accomplish tasks for Saturn. We’ll have focus and a mixture of optimism and realism as we put our plans into action. It’s likely that projects will centre on humanitarian issues and issues of change as Mars brings in Aquarius’ energy and connects it to Jupiter in Libra. This energy is currently concerned with expanding diplomacy, peace, justice and fairness. Even if your business’s main focus is separate from these areas, they will play a subtle but pivotal role in its sustained success. What does your Human Rights policy look like? Do your marketing and media products reflect diversity? These areas and more can be acted on with success.

As we get to work, our initial approach may be one of rose coloured glasses, as Neptune squares relationship asteroid Juno. However, Jupiter and Mars will help us to recognize viable projects.

Why? Mars Trine Transiting Jupiter, Mars Sextile Transiting Saturn, Neptune Square Transiting Juno

Horoscope: Nov 21 – 27th

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Nov 21th – 27th

The Truth of Others

What to expect: Opposing beliefs
What to watch out for: Common ground
What will it affect? Relationships, projects

The sun moves into Sagittarius on Nov 21. All year we have been questioning our beliefs and are surprised to discover what others really think. Being forced to make a stand for what we believe has brought to the surface for all to see who we really are. As long as we’ve been able to keep things on the surface, we have been able to maintain friendship, but finding out someone is a trump supporter, a Brexit supporter, a Dakota Rock supporter, a black lives matter supporter or the opposite has caused some friendships and associations to prune. The problem is that we have not been willing to listen to each other. However, at this time we have the opportunity to join together with others, express our passions and learn with tolerance and acceptance. Though we may be very opinionated and direct with our ideas, we are open to finding common ground. The most productive groups are those that have a change agent visionary and a naysayer skeptic who is willing to challenge popular ideas. Right now we are blessed to have both. One that is able to envision a way to nurture change with innovation and actionable, impactful steps and the other, with Mercury conjunct with Saturn on the 23rd , helping us to be realistic, concentrated in our efforts, and sure that we are not making mistakes or wasting our time. The trick to maximizing this energy is to blending the energies and look for the best in both.

Why? Sun Entering Sagittarius, Vesta Trine Juno, Mercury Sextile Jupiter, Pallas Sextile Ceres Mercury Conjunction Saturn

Balancing Large Structures

What to expect: Need for change
What to watch out for: Power struggles
What will it affect? Government, Large institutions, Status Quo

On Nov 24/25th Venus will Conjunct Pluto and the two will square Jupiter. Jupiter is in Libra right now, striving for balance. One thing that is often overlooked about Libra is just how far it will go to achieve what it sees as balance. Money will be a huge focus right now. Who has the money, how are they using it and how does balance need to be restored? There is an opportunity right now to transform large institutions, Governments, old patriarchal structures and structures that have maintained the status quo. Problems related to overconfidence and power struggles may arise. Those who hold the power don’t want to give it up. Those striving for change will push harder. This is also a throwback to the Pluto Uranus square between 2011 and 2015. Where are we now? How far have we come? How much change has been achieved? And is it fair? We revisit the progress we’ve made, brush off the dust and get back to addressing the necessary push for change.

Why? Jupiter Square Pluto, Venus Conjunction Pluto, Venus Square Jupiter

Unintended words

What to expect: Hurtful words
What to watch out for: Holding a grudge
What will it affect? Communication, nurturing, passions

On Nov 26th something gets said that opens a wide a wound. As we hear it, we may suddenly be paralyzed by our thoughts, or we may dig our heels in and refuse to budge. It seems that what comes up is a huge incongruence within us between spirituality and belief. Are we as broadminded as we thought? With a willingness to face our wounds added to a strong ability to nurture with just the right words, we are able to move through to other side. We may think we need something and are suddenly surprised that we don’t and that what we need is actually very different to what we thought. What we find is sudden access into a new world that truly nurtures us.

Why? Mercury Square Transiting Chiron, Mercury Trine Uranus, Mercury Trine Ceres, Sun Trine Vesta, Mercury Sextile Pallas

Horoscope: Nov 14 – 20th

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Nov 14th – 20th

 Full Moon in Taurus

What to expect: High expectations
What to watch out for: Disappointment
What will it affect? Relationships, commitments

On Nov 14th the full moon is in Taurus. This Full Moon sits in a jewel shop with the most magnificent jewels…. well at least according to the sabian symbol for the degree this Full Moon sits on. The problem is that the full moon is also square to Pallas in Aquarius. Promises made at this time seem attractive, but may lead to disappointment. On the same day Mercury is conjunct with the marriage asteroid Juno, both of which are in the bachelorette sign of Sagittarius. It’s not that we are unable to commit, but that we need more than ever to bond through our shared beliefs, shared philosophies and shared need for freedom. Strangely enough we may share the same need, but arrive at very different ideas of what that looks like. The good news is that we won’t waste much time in making a final decision. We are decisive and quick to make our assessments and move on to the next. If it’s not right, it’s not right.

Why? Full Moon at 22°Ta37′, Mercury Conjunction Juno, Mercury Sextile Mars, Mercury Trine Transiting Vesta, Mars Opposition Transiting Vesta

Avoid Decisions

What to expect: False information
What to watch out for: Missing details
What will it affect? Communications, contracts

Nov 17th and 18th communication can be tricky. It’s also a pivotal time for decision making. However, communications are likely to be riddled with missing, misleading or outright false information. It will be important not to take anything at face value. Verify terms and conditions, repeating back and checking on what was said and what was understood, and checking for what was intentionally not said will all be useful strategies at this time.

These couple of days are best to avoid big business transactions or agreement.

Why? Mercury Square North Node, Uranus Sextile Pallas, Mercury Square Neptune

Suspending our Disbelief

What to expect: Overlooking things
What to watch out for: Blinders
What will it affect? Relationships, Money, Direction

Neptune goes direct on Nov 19th. When in direct motion, Neptune once again suspends our disbelief. We are swept yet again into fantasy, action, feats of bravery, we are asked to gloss over facts, excuse inconvenient truths, and be selective in our attention. In truth… ignorance is sometimes bliss. And we may wholehearted need a break from reality. Reality, as they say, sucks! Neptune turns on its heels and heads back in a direct motion, blowing kisses to Venus. Venus has just finished getting her bearings from the North Node and so knows just how to react and respond. If you’re wondering where she got the answer… and where you might too, go back in your journal and check what you wrote at the beginning of the month. Even if you are glossing over reality, at least it’s in service of moving forward. Maybe you decide to overlook someone’s minor flaws. The trick to knowing if it’s right, even though it’s wrong, is listening to and following your heart. And in the words of Selena Gomez, the heart wants what it wants.

Why? Neptune Stationary, Venus Sextile Neptune, Venus Trine North Node

 

November Horoscope 2016

November Horoscope 2016

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Oct 31 – Nov 6

Lessons learned

What to expect: Insight
What to watch out for: Losing perspective
What will it affect? Communication, ego/soul growth

The first couple of days of November, between the 1st and 3rd, we are tapped into the collective consciousness. All the world’s a classroom and we all have lessons to learn. In those lessons we can find inspiration, intuitive guidance and vision for the future, but we have to listen. The problem is that lessons spring to the surface and then quickly submerge again. To add to it, November 2nd is a bit of an awkward day. We have a need for freedom and expressing ourselves, but we may feel that we are unable to. This results in frustration and leads us to search for fulfillment through others, such as our children. There may be a tendency to be a bit manipulative, but if we approach things honestly, it is also a good time to research, investigate and get to the heart of things. The beauty of this transit it that we are not just learning, we are becoming wise… and in the words of Confucius “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Now we have the opportunity to learn by reflection… The trick of getting those lessons to stay on the surface and gel is to journal…My advice. Get a beautiful book with quality paper and write it out with intentionality…..Journal, journal, journal.

Why? Neptune Opposition North Node, Sun Trine Neptune Sun Sextile North Node, Mars Square Ceres, Mercury Sextile Pluto

Wonder Twin Power – Activate!

What to expect: dynamic duos
What to watch out for: doubting unlikely combo’s
What will it affect? Relationships, money, healing

The days from Nov 3 – 4th are good for planning your relationships. If you are business planning, you can connect with your business partner, collaborate and come up with a strategy for forward movement. It’s also a time when we will become acquainted with other’s values, beliefs and perspectives. It might come up unexpectedly and you may also discover that your philosophies do not jive. On the other hand, you may discover that even though you have divergent philosophies, an opportunity exists to blend them for projects and for monetary investments. What emerge now are the opportunities to find common ground and hybrid solutions. The trick is not to force it. If something doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. If something works that seemingly shouldn’t, don’t pull it apart because of your doubts.

Why? Venus Sextile Pallas, Venus Square Chiron, Venus Trine Uranus

Out of Context

What to expect: Misunderstandings
What to watch out for: Stubbornness
What will it affect? Thoughts, relationships, early wounds, patterns of thought

From Nov 5 -6 we may miscalculate the impact of our words. Something might be said or we may hear something that we take completely wrong or out of context. The chances are high that we will also get very fixed in whatever we thought we heard or whatever we intended to say. On the same day Juno, the partnership asteroid, will move into Sagittarius, empowering our need to have other agree with us or see things our way. Flexibility of thought, what you thought you heard or what you thought you said is the key. Get out the journal again. This can really help in getting to the heart of matters and to getting your emotions out of the way before you speak your words.

Why? Mercury Square Transiting Pallas, Mercury Trine Transiting Chiron, Juno Entering Sagittarius

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Nov 7 – 13th

Doing it Together

What to expect: Team Work
What to watch out for: Team Activities
What will it affect? Relationships

Our spirits soar on Nov 7th, but only if we engage in activities that feed our sense of adventure. Time spent with partners is best focused on activities that challenge personal boundaries. Experiences like the Amazing Race, or doubles tennis, where you need to work as a team to win, help to bring about transformation within our personality. They lead us to a period of inner growth and development.

Why? Sun Sextile Pluto, Venus Trine Ceres

Innovative Solutions

What to expect: Innovative Ideas
What to watch out for: Doubting
What will it affect? Business, Money, Innovation

On Nov 8th Mars enters into Aquarius and stays there until the middle of December. This is a time when we are motivated by change and progress. By the 11th Venus will move into Capricorn, shifting our focus towards achievement, business acquisition and collaborations that are focused on securing position or status, but also gel in vision and philosophy. Can we be humanitarian and still make money? The answer is yes and new social entrepreneurship models and solutions, likely involving social media, may emerge at this time.

Why? Mars Entering Aquarius, Venus Entering Capricorn, Mars Sextile Juno

Discovering our Limits

What to expect: Personal Contradictions
What to watch out for: Personal truths
What will it affect? Ego, Beliefs, Wounds

We may be faced with discrepancies or contradictions within ourselves on Nov 12th. How much do we alter ourselves in the attempt to try to discover ourselves? How far must we go outside of our patterns to see, let alone comprehend, our patterns? How much do we alter ourselves in trying to be what others – relationships, work, and social networks – want or need us to be? We have access to energy that taps into truths at this time and helps us come to conclusions that define where our boundaries lie. An exploration of philosophical, legal or religious doctrine can help to define who we are to ourselves.

Why? Sun Square Pallas, Sun Trine Chiron, Mercury Entering Sagittarius

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Nov 14th – 20th

Full Moon in Taurus

What to expect: High expectations
What to watch out for: Disappointment
What will it affect? Relationships, commitments

On Nov 14th the full moon is in Taurus. This Full Moon sits in a jewel shop with the most magnificent jewels…. well at least according to the sabian symbol for the degree this Full Moon sits on. The problem is that the full moon is also square to Pallas in Aquarius. Promises made at this time seem attractive, but may lead to disappointment. On the same day Mercury is conjunct with the marriage asteroid Juno, both of which are in the bachelorette sign of Sagittarius. It’s not that we are unable to commit, but that we need more than ever to bond through our shared beliefs, shared philosophies and shared need for freedom. Strangely enough we may share the same need, but arrive at very different ideas of what that looks like. The good news is that we won’t waste much time in making a final decision. We are decisive and quick to make our assessments and move on to the next. If it’s not right, it’s not right.

Why? Full Moon at 22°Ta37′, Mercury Conjunction Juno, Mercury Sextile Mars, Mercury Trine Transiting Vesta, Mars Opposition Transiting Vesta

Avoid Decisions

What to expect: False information
What to watch out for: Missing details
What will it affect? Communications, contracts

Nov 17th and 18th communication can be tricky. It’s also a pivotal time for decision making. However, communications are likely to be riddled with missing, misleading or outright false information. It will be important not to take anything at face value. Verify terms and conditions, repeating back and checking on what was said and what was understood, and checking for what was intentionally not said will all be useful strategies at this time.

These couple of days are best to avoid big business transactions or agreement.

Why? Mercury Square North Node, Uranus Sextile Pallas, Mercury Square Neptune

Suspending our Disbelief

What to expect: Overlooking things
What to watch out for: Blinders
What will it affect? Relationships, Money, Direction

Neptune goes direct on Nov 19th. When in direct motion, Neptune once again suspends our disbelief. We are swept yet again into fantasy, action, feats of bravery, we are asked to gloss over facts, excuse inconvenient truths, and be selective in our attention. In truth… ignorance is sometimes bliss. And we may wholehearted need a break from reality. Reality, as they say, sucks! Neptune turns on its heels and heads back in a direct motion, blowing kisses to Venus. Venus has just finished getting her bearings from the North Node and so knows just how to react and respond. If you’re wondering where she got the answer… and where you might too, go back in your journal and check what you wrote at the beginning of the month. Even if you are glossing over reality, at least it’s in service of moving forward. Maybe you decide to overlook someone’s minor flaws. The trick to knowing if it’s right, even though it’s wrong, is listening to and following your heart. And in the words of Selena Gomez, the heart wants what it wants.

Why? Neptune Stationary, Venus Sextile Neptune, Venus Trine North Node

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Nov 21th – 27th

The Truth of Others

What to expect: Opposing beliefs
What to watch out for: Common ground
What will it affect? Relationships, projects

The sun moves into Sagittarius on Nov 21. All year we have been questioning our beliefs and are surprised to discover what others really think. Being forced to make a stand for what we believe has brought to the surface for all to see who we really are. As long as we’ve been able to keep things on the surface, we have been able to maintain friendship, but finding out someone is a trump supporter, a Brexit supporter, a Dakota Rock supporter, a black lives matter supporter or the opposite has caused some friendships and associations to prune. The problem is that we have not been willing to listen to each other. However, at this time we have the opportunity to join together with others, express our passions and learn with tolerance and acceptance. Though we may be very opinionated and direct with our ideas, we are open to finding common ground. The most productive groups are those that have a change agent visionary and a naysayer skeptic who is willing to challenge popular ideas. Right now we are blessed to have both. One that is able to envision a way to nurture change with innovation and actionable, impactful steps and the other, with Mercury conjunct with Saturn on the 23rd , helping us to be realistic, concentrated in our efforts, and sure that we are not making mistakes or wasting our time. The trick to maximizing this energy is to blending the energies and look for the best in both.

Why? Sun Entering Sagittarius, Vesta Trine Juno, Mercury Sextile Jupiter, Pallas Sextile Ceres Mercury Conjunction Saturn

Balancing Large Structures

What to expect: Need for change
What to watch out for: Power struggles
What will it affect? Government, Large institutions, Status Quo

On Nov 24/25th Venus will Conjunct Pluto and the two will square Jupiter. Jupiter is in Libra right now, striving for balance. One thing that is often overlooked about Libra is just how far it will go to achieve what it sees as balance. Money will be a huge focus right now. Who has the money, how are they using it and how does balance need to be restored? There is an opportunity right now to transform large institutions, Governments, old patriarchal structures and structures that have maintained the status quo. Problems related to overconfidence and power struggles may arise. Those who hold the power don’t want to give it up. Those striving for change will push harder. This is also a throwback to the Pluto Uranus square between 2011 and 2015. Where are we now? How far have we come? How much change has been achieved? And is it fair? We revisit the progress we’ve made, brush off the dust and get back to addressing the necessary push for change.

Why? Jupiter Square Pluto, Venus Conjunction Pluto, Venus Square Jupiter

Unintended words

What to expect: Hurtful words
What to watch out for: Holding a grudge
What will it affect? Communication, nurturing, passions

On Nov 26th something gets said that opens a wide a wound. As we hear it, we may suddenly be paralyzed by our thoughts, or we may dig our heels in and refuse to budge. It seems that what comes up is a huge incongruence within us between spirituality and belief. Are we as broadminded as we thought? With a willingness to face our wounds added to a strong ability to nurture with just the right words, we are able to move through to other side. We may think we need something and are suddenly surprised that we don’t and that what we need is actually very different to what we thought. What we find is sudden access into a new world that truly nurtures us.

Why? Mercury Square Transiting Chiron, Mercury Trine Uranus, Mercury Trine Ceres, Sun Trine Vesta, Mercury Sextile Pallas

Nov 28 – Dec 4th

New Moon at 7°Sg42′

What to expect: Proposals
What to watch out for: Something missing
What will it affect? Relationships, money

The New Moon on Nov 29th is in Sagittarius. The New Moon conjuncts Juno, the asteroid associated with marriage. With a New Moon in Sagittarius, we have relationships that allow for a lot of freedom of movement and thought. Its a marriage that needs agreement in belief and direction, otherwise we may find our projects or processes opposed or resisted. By the same token, Venus will sextile Chiron and square Uranus, making the need for freedom and the likelihood of painful interactions likely. This is not just with personal relationships, but also business partnerships. We need a whole different approach to our personal interactions and this new moon will give us the opportunity to search for and make intentions for new and innovative partnerships. What we believe about relationships comes into question and is challenged. We have the willingness to move in a new direction. We are inspired by possibilities, and confused by options. We first need to figure out the new ways of meeting our own independence needs with our need to achieve and have stability. Sometimes we think we need a partner for this…. and this is exactly what comes into question.

Why? Sun Square North Node, Sun Conjunction Juno,Venus Sextile Chiron, Venus Square Uranus, Juno Square North Node, Sun Square Transiting Neptune, Venus Square Transiting Ceres

October Horoscope 2016

October Horoscope 2016

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First Week – Oct 1 – 9th
All that remains

What to expect: A culmination
What to watch out for: Disappointment
What will it affect? Perceptions, relationships, money, past hurts, hopes and dreams

I once had a teacher who felt that disappointment was the worst of all negative emotions. It can stop you in your tracks and send you down the path of resentment, triggering our deepest fears and false beliefs. Out of disappointment we may lose hope, desert a plan and give up, feeling certain that goodness is not meant for us. On October 1-3rd we have a rare opportunity to look past disappointment Our worlds may be shaken. Catastrophe may have taken hold. But we can peer into disappointment and glimpse the wisdom of Japanese poet and samurai Misuta Masahide: “My barn, having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon.” Though mercury is in a difficult position with Chiron bringing up past hurts and making it difficult to let things go, Venus, Neptune and the north node help us to see past the smolder, inspiring us with the beauty of all that remains. Sometimes what remains is far more precious than what was standing in front of us.

Why? Mercury Opposition Chiron, Venus Trine Neptune, Venus Sextile North Node

Balancing Ambition and Relationship

What to expect: Getting lots done
What to watch out for: Other feeling ignored
What will it affect? Communication, passions and goals, relationships

October 4th is a good day to put your head down and get to work. We’ll have the support of the planets for disciplined and concentrated efforts. We’ll also feel a certain amount of passion and purpose in all that we do. However, our focus may get us in trouble with our partnerships. A conflict will definitely occur by Oct 5th. Even though we are thinking about our relationships and that all we do is for them, we feel at odds with our partners. We are thinking about the future but, at the moment, our inattentiveness will bring forth the insecurities in our relationships and jealousies may arise.

Why? Sun Sextile Transiting Saturn, Mercury Sextile Transiting Vesta, Pallas Square Transiting Juno

Prone to Mistakes

What to expect: Over optimism
What to watch out for: rash actions and decisions
What will it affect? Relationships, money, ambitions, beliefs

On Oct 5th stay away from unrealistic endeavours. This may be hard to do. There is a high level of optimism surrounding our ambitions, our beliefs about money and our ideas of fairness. Though we may be aiming for a sense of balance, we believe we can achieve more than is possible. There is something transformative that is pushing us over that edge. Our creativity is piqued and we want to transcend, and there just doesn’t seem to be any middle of the road path to it. So though we may feel like we are being cautious, our actions could still lead to disequilibrium. The caution is to remain open to error.

Why? Venus Sextile Pluto, Mars Square Jupiter

Getting Heard

What to expect: A need to get our point across
What to watch out for: Rudeness and interruptions
What will it affect? Communications, relationships, use of power

As mercury moves into Libra on Oct 7th, conversations move to relations. Love relations, business relations, relations centered on justice.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you felt compelled to cut them off and force your perspective? Though we are not sure why, at times we want to do this at all costs. We don’t let the other person finish their story, and often even being unaware that we are doing it. The problem is we have an over reaching desire to express who we are and the experiences we have had. We are conflicted with meeting our needs and with opening space for others to have their needs met. The best way to use this energy is to be aware of our urge to dominate, be open to interruptions and to make sure we are asserting ourselves on all sides. This is the best way to get our needs met and our ideas heard.

Why? Sun Square Transiting Pluto, Mercury Entering Libra, Venus square Pallas

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Second Week Oct 10 – 16

Lots of Spark

What to expect: Enjoyment
What to watch out for: Feeling like it feels too good
What will it affect? Relationships, communication, visions and dreams,

October 11th really hits the sweet spot. It’s like the initial spark of a relationship when both partners talk endlessly. The conversation delights, enlightens and builds the connection. This is because Mercury and Jupiter join up with each other in Libra, the relationship sign. But it gets better. Venus, the goddess of love, and Juno, the marriage asteroid, are compelled to collide. The merger will be dazzling. We want to share, merge, possess. We want to lose where we start and another ends. We want our joining with another to form a superpower. Together we can do anything. Together we build each other, ourselves and our resources. Scorpio is also the sign of shared resources and nothing makes a relationship feel more solid than the ability to build shared capital. Added to the mix is mars in the ambitious Capricorn sextile and Neptune in visionary Pisces. Hours will pass as though minutes with us dreaming, envisioning our lives and building plans to achieve those dreams.
I caution you. And for those who have read up on or experienced “Twin Flame” relationships, this is the kind of intensity that can scare us. There may even be tears or a catch in our throat as we share our feeling. There is also a possibility for a deep love or un-lovability wound to be healed. Dynamic duos are formed or re-formed at this time.

Why? Sun Trine Pallas, Mercury Conjunction Jupiter, Venus Conjunction Juno, Trine Transiting Chiron, Mars Sextile Transiting Neptune.

Need to Freely Explore

What to expect: Conflicting desires
What to watch out for: Possessiveness
What will it affect? Communication, nurturing needs, inner child

On October 12th we have the energy and motivation to get moving on whatever we have envisioned over the last couple of days. Partnership issues and conflicts may call for the need for reconciliation and to build the bridge for better relating. Though disagreements are likely, we have a stern but fair approach with mercury in Libra squaring mars in Capricorn. We are not perfect, and our ability to hear and remain open to grievances will go far to deepen our relationships. By the 13th we start to feel the need for freedom. Like a child exploring the world, we want to remain close, but not helmed in. Allowing for this freedom fills a deep need, but also allows for growth.

Why? Mars Trine North Node, Chiron Trine Juno, Mercury square Mars. Ceres Entering Aries,

Full Moon at 23°Ar14′

What to expect: A need to explore
What to watch out for: Manipulations
What will it affect? Relationships, independence needs, innovation

The Aries full moon blows our minds wide open and sends us on an expedition of who we are and how we relate to others. On one hand our minds open to the varied perspectives. We delight in the shades of grey, the abstraction of thought, the mind bending possibilities. We are unafraid and unfettered as we plow into new terrain. Exploring and leaving behind the safety of the values we once knew, the beliefs we held dear and all that we thought we wanted. On the other hand we feel moved to defend our freedoms. We feel adamant – fiercely passionate that we can find our own way. However, manipulations and power tactics will not be taken lightly.

Why? Mercury Sextile Transiting Saturn, Sun Opposition Uranus, Mercury Square Pluto, Vesta Square Transiting Ceres, Venus Trine Transiting Vesta, Full Moon at 23°Ar14′

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Third Week – Oct 17 – 23

Wanderlust!

What to expect: A desire to travel
What to watch out for: testing our limits
What will it affect? Relationships, fun and challenge, mind expansion

By Oct 18th a pattern starts will emerge and positive thoughts will gain ground. As Venus moves into Sagittarius we open to expanding ideals. We are ready to learn and adventure brings us into alignment with our values. In fact we may be a little excessive in our need for excitement and adventure – adventure hems on extremes. With Mars meeting up with Pluto on Oct 19th, we have a need to summit Mount Everest or conquer the Alaskan wild. We sit perched on a dangerous mountain with loose rocks, thin air and inclement weather off in the distance. Or, isolated in the wild with only berries, our survival skills and the agreement of nature, we stand resolved. We know that others have perished on this journey, but somehow we need this. We get pleasure from it. We challenge ourselves beyond our limits and are transformed, one way or another.

Why? Mercury Trine Transiting Pallas, Venus Entering Sagittarius, Vesta Entering Leo

Racing Thoughts

What to expect: Realizations
What to watch out for: Insecurities
What will it affect? Relationships, nurturance needs, our ego’s

It’s best to get a journal and write out your thoughts by Oct 20th. Our minds may be racing so fast that the use of point form, acronyms, texts, or some form of short hand may be needed. Right now we are challenged to evolve our definition of relationships. We’re grappling with many realizations, many of which are centred on how we connect and bond with others. Just what are our needs? How do we get close without feeling smothered? At this time we are likely to go into a childlike processing method. We may feel that the only way we can maintain a sense of self with others is if we view others as an extension of ourselves. Yet this isn’t fair. We have a resistance to our own needs in a new world. We rebel inside wanting our freedom, but also wanting our “baby blankie”. This is a time when we will be challenged to “grow-up.”

Why? Mercury Opposition Transiting Uranus, Sun Opposition Transiting Ceres

Practicing the “ask”

What to expect: awareness of our needs
What to watch out for: thinking other can mind read
What will it affect? Relationships, communication, nurturance needs

On Oct 22, the sun moves into Scorpio, moving us into a deeper examination of the unknown. Many of us have become uncomfortable with not knowing and are motivated to seek answers through investigation and analysis. Through this examination we may become aware of a need that we are comfortable with expressing. This also means we have a difficulty in asking others to meet that need. We feel embarrassed at having the need and if we are unpracticed in asking, may create conflict or strike up a fight in order to ‘make others responsible’ for knowing what we need. The best way to approach this energy is, as I always say, to spend time in reflection and to get clear about your discomfort. Once clarified, practice ways of moving through it in a fair manner in order to ask for what you need.

Why? Sun Entering Scorpio, Sun Square Vesta, Mercury Opposition Ceres

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Last week – Oct 24th – 31

Prone to Dishonesty

What to expect: suspicions
What to watch out for: dishonesty
What will it affect? Relationships, business, communication

The days between Oct 24 and 25th it will be hard to trust anyone! Communications take on an intense and suspicious nature when Mercury moves into Scorpio. We might get obsessed or hung up on a particular word that was used and spend way too much time analyzing exactly what was meant! The problem is, there really is a tendency for dishonesty at this time. We are not imagining it! We are not getting all of the information and this makes it difficult to make solid decisions. The other way this may play out is that we are slapped in the face with the truth. We uncover something we would rather just as well bury again. This is particularly so with relationships and in relation to money.

Why? Mercury Entering Scorpio, Mercury Square Vesta, Venus Square Transiting Neptune

Cautious Fun!

What to expect: having a good time
What to watch out for: not listening to your intuition
What will it affect? Money, business, pleasure

By Oct 26th we’ll feel as though we are turning a corner. The good thing is that we have an extremely favourably transit for having a good time. If you are planning to take a vacation, this is the week to do it! Venus will be in an extremely adventurous mood and, connecting with Jupiter in Libra, will feel like being social. It’s also a good time for an early Halloween party or any other type of social gathering.
A word of caution for those of us who may be thinking about mixing business and pleasure. Don’t! We may be having so much fun that we make agreements and deals that will not serve us later on. The problem is the timing will feel right. In many ways it is right. Things are becoming clearer. We are learning more. This is a great time to look at structures that we have established, proposals that have come to our desk, or any plans or projects that involve money. The focus needs to remain on the examination of viability. This is a good time for going through the numbers, the books and the budget. It’s a great time for running reports, getting the data and finding out the facts. Our concentration is good and we’ll be able to spot inconsistencies. We’ll also have a sense of practicality and will be able to be fair in our assessments of information. BUT, have you ever made a decision not knowing exactly why you are making it, knowing that it is wrong and even having all the information that tells you that you are making a mistake? On the 27th, even though we have the ability to accurately assess information, something gets in the way.

The problem with the energy at this time is that there may be something unsavory grounded in our self esteem that leads us astray. An internal saboteur. A gremlin that takes over the show, making us rash and impulsive, and prone to making decisions that may lead to big problems later on.

Why? Venus Square North Node. Venus Sextile Jupiter, Sun Conjunction Mercury, Venus Conjunction Saturn, Mars Square Uranus, Mars Sextile Transiting Chiron

New Moon in Scorpio

What to expect: Connection to spirit and leadership
What to watch out for: avoiding character flaws
What will it affect? Leadership, connection to spirit, communication

The New Moon on Oct 30th is in Scorpio. The theme of this New Moon is transcendence and unconditional love and leadership. This New Moon asks you to deepen your connection to spirit, our connection to each other and for those who have mastery, to lead the way. What’s special about this New Moon is that it really does embody the career of the “light worker”. Set intentions to deepen even more. To stand as an example for others and to be humbled when we believe we are more than what we really are. Even if we stumble, embarrass ourselves, or get caught in a lie or apparent scandal, we are brought face to face with ourselves. And how we respond and move forward determines our “reward in heaven” and the example that we set for others. Even in our shame, we can still be leaders based on how we handle it.

Why? New Moon at 7°Sc43′, Mercury Trine Neptune, Mercury Sextile North Node

July horoscope 2016

July horoscope 2016

First Week

Hard Won Deals!

What to expect: A favourable outcome to negotiations.
What to watch out for: Feeling sour at the process.
What will it affect? Money, relationships, and travel.

July starts with the perfect energy to make a financial deal! Some crazy negotiations may have led up to this deal. You may have experienced some power tactics or power plays – anything to get you to do it their way. On the other hand, you may have been the one trying to strong arm someone. Though you may come out with a decent deal, you may hear yourself cursing the process.

The same goes for vacation. In North America, it’s the start of a long weekend and this energy is perfect for starting a vacation. But before loading up the car or getting on the plane, you may have had a stand-off over where to go or how to spend your time. Not to worry, you’re likely get over any vacation fights quickly.

Why? Venus sextile Jupiter.

Second Week

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Creative Genius

What to expect: Nurturing creativity.
What to watch out for: Thinking we are not creative.
What will it affect? Our foundations, ego expression, communication, and power.

The New Moon is in nurturing Cancer. This nurturing New Moon will have an added element of vision, creativity, and imagination. Art is not just Art, but rather a pattern of images that weave together sacred, intellectual, and emotional concepts, communicating to the world what cannot be said otherwise. Paintings infused with reiki and sacred messages for your soul’s development, like Noreen Kassam’s art , cosmic and sacred geometry like Ashley Delmastro, or the heart-inspired art of Shareen Loren who has a love series caste painted with energetic spells which has been known to bring in ‘the One.’
We all have the potential to set intentions for powerfully loving and nurturing creations. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re creative or not… we all have creative genius, whether it’s highly inspired let loose creativity or colouring a Mandela inside the lines of a colouring book.

The inspiration for this creative genius is likely to come as an antithesis to the inappropriate uses of power from the establishment, including the government, a large corporation, or even our fathers. Channel it into your own art or purchase something that inspires you!
Why? Sun trine Neptune, Mercury trine Pallas, New Moon at 12°Cn53′, Sun opposite Pluto, and Mercury trine Neptune.

Magnetic Sales

What to expect: Sales.
What to watch out for: Not taking advantage of this amazing energy!
What will it affect? Communications, relationships, money, and business.

The days following the New Moon are excellent for business. On July 6th, the Sun will make contact with Mercury, helping us to be laser sharp in our negotiations. They are both in Cancer, so business that involves nurturing or property will fair best. Venus will also form a positive angle to Mars. We feel extremely passionate about what we’re selling and that causes a ripple effect. We’re excited! We get others excited. If you’re are starting a business or launching a product, this time gives it an extra boost as if what you’re selling is super magnetic.

Why? Conjunction Mercury and Venus trine Mars.

Express Yourself

What to expect: Stepping out.
What to watch out for: Paying any attention to haters.
What will it affect? Self esteem, direction, and communication.

On July 7th, we are stepping out unapologetically, saying what we feel and think and expressing our uniqueness. Though our voice is likely to be loving and encouraging, someone feels threatened. This is because the Sun and Mercury will be opposite Pluto. These two are also forming a nice angle to the North Node, the point that is much like the North Star, pointing us in the right direction. If you feel any negativity, take a page out of Amy Schummer’s book. She posted her very normal bathing suit pic with a note to internet trolls.

I meant to write “good morning trolls!” I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you’ve never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like Miss Trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!

Why? Sun sextile North Node, Sun opposition Pluto, Mercury sextile North Node, Mercury opposition Pluto, Venus square Uranus, and Juno entering Scorpio.

Healing Diversity

What to expect: Openness to differences.
What to watch out for: Not taking advantage of this amazing energy.
What will it affect? Beliefs, relationships, and communication.

Years ago I was on a trek with 11 women in Nepal. There was one of everything: we had Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, and Mormon women present. One day at dinner we decided to compare what we all believed. No fights erupted. Many of our values were common to everyone, though some points were misunderstood or mis-perceived by other religions. No one tried to sway anyone to their way of thinking. It was just an open exchange. When Mercury and Jupiter connect on the 8th, we’ll have a similar opportunity. It is a great time to get together for leaning or teaching. Venus and Chiron also connect on the 8th , so the opportunity exists to heal some rifts, misunderstandings, and wounds.

Why? Venus trine Chiron and Mercury sextile Jupiter.

Building Confidence

What to expect: Sharpening our skills.
What to watch out for: Getting defensive.
What will it affect? Relationships, communication, and self presentation.

July 10th is another great day for learning and training. This time we can work on the technical aspects of our public relations, sales, or public speaking skills. Staging a mock setting with a live audience or potential customers will help you to understand the true feel of it. Comments and feedback will foster a tough love approach, but this will help to not only accelerate your learning but also boost your confidence.

Why? Sun sextile Jupiter, Mercury trine Mars, and Venus square Ceres.

Third Week

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Monkey Mind

What to expect: Difficulty focusing.
What to watch out for: Getting nothing done.
What will it affect? Thinking, communication, healing, and ideas.

On July 11th, many of us will experience monkey mind. Our minds go off in a million different directions and focus will be difficult. We are incredibly prone to having some stuff on our minds. Sometimes we need to pause, pull out our journals, or a piece of paper and jot down everything that keeps swimming around in our heads. Silencing the mind in mediation will also help. The potential exists to have flashes of insight and breakthroughs if we direct our minds.

Why? Mercury square Uranus and Mercury trine Chiron.

What work for YOU

What to expect: Conflict over the limelight.
What to watch out for: Worrying about how others see your solution.
What will it affect? Fun, leadership, risk, and children (including your inner child).

On July 12th, Venus moves into Leo and there is a bit of a conflict right from the very start. Venus in Leo loves to have fun, play, and take risks, but this comes into conflict with responsibilities so relationship inequalities could show their face. In personal relationships, we may be confronted with double standards. In business relationships, we may be confronted with conflicting roles or rules. How do we handle it when we both want the credit or we both want the praise? How do we both have fun and take care of our responsibilities?

Fortunately the opportunity exists for us to see into and redefine the roles using a unique standard. Decide what works for you, even if the world outside sees it as a little bizarre.

Why? Venus entering Leo, Venus square Juno, and Uranus sextile Vesta.

Letting Go

What to expect: a need To loosen the grip.
What to watch out for: Being a fun-buster.
What will it affect? Fun, leadership, risk, and children (including your inner child).

By July 13th, Mercury will follow Venus into Leo. Immediately another conflict emerges. This one focuses on our attachments. For parents, this may be may be the idea of letting your new teen go to the amusement park and get on all those crazy rollercoasters by themselves. For businesses, this could mean a challenge not to micro-manage your team – is standing by the water cooler helping or hindering their efficiency? It’s time to have confidence in your team, allowing them to show off their leadership, and to know that having fun is highly productive! There are no “shoulds” in your approach to this, but make sure you’re not projecting your own fears and blocking great potential.

The best approach is to have a thorough discussion. You may be making some assumption and, even if conflict arises, it is the way through to understanding.

Why? Mercury entering Leo, Mercury square Ceres, Chiron square Vesta, and Mercury square Juno.

Motivated to Achieve

What to expect: Feeling competitive.
What to watch out for: Unhealthy views of competition.
What will it affect? Motivation, self presentation, relationships, and money.

On July 16th we’ll go into business mode. Negotiations with contract, business agreements or financial agreements will all come to the fore. But our approach during this time might catch us off guard. Inside we are brewing with a need to break free from something. Maybe it’s our own internal barriers that have caused us to have upper limits, and we become clear about how we have been sabotaging our own success. Or we may feel pushed to our limit by something in our world that makes us make new departures into new and better paths or ways of doing things.

Between the 17th and 18th of July, the Sun, Mars and Chiron will dance in a grand trine, inspiring us further into action. The thing is we might feel a sting by a innocent comment made by someone or a little burn caused by witnessing someone else’s success. It’s not that anyone is trying to hurt us and we certainly don’t have ill will for others success, it’s just that we may feel we should have that by now, or “I’m just as good as he is!” And so it’s this little bit of a sting mixed with competition that stirs us into action, pushing us to prove that we can do it too!

Why? Sun Square Uranus, Mercury Conjunction Venus, Sun Trine Mars, Sun Trine Chiron, Mars Trine Chiron

Fourth Week

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Full Moon in Capricorn

What to expect: An assessment
What to watch out for: being too hard on ourselves
What will it affect? Achievement and goals

The Full Moon on the 19th is in Capricorn. At this Full Moon we are assessing the implication of taking the Red pill or the Blue pill. But wait. What was the red pill for again? Does the Blue pill mean I live outside or inside the matrix? This is a time of updating our accounts, balancing the budget and running the reports of how we have lead our lives. But it’s not just our balance sheets that we are assessing, but also the impact on other areas of our lives that have been comprised to get there. High income may have meant long hours and low self care. Low income may be reflected in giving too much to our relationships and not enough to ourselves. Or vise versa. We have a critical eye and are able to pinpoint our mistakes. Things are coming to a culmination now and the culmination may be pointing to areas for growth.

Why? Full Moon at 27°Cp40′. Mercury Trine Saturn, Venus Trine Saturn

Leaving ourselves or others out

What to expect: Rearing to have fun
What to watch out for: Comprising our health or relationships
What will it affect? Self expression, relationship, and nurturing needs.

The Sun moves into Leo on July 22nd and again, as we are about to express our leadership, fun /and creativity, we are challenged with a conflict. Are we compromising our diets? Do we go forth expressing ourselves and forget to pack a healthy snack, only to end up eating a quick chocolate bar or fast food burger? Do we need to incorporate more planned and preparedness into our ventures? Similarly we may have forgotten to include our partners only to experience jealousy or subtle sabotage. Finding ways for inclusion and sharing is the best approach.

Why? Sun Entering Leo Sun Square Ceres Sun Square Juno

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Last week

What to expect: A chance to work with family
What to watch out for: thinking your don’t have to pay them 🙂
What will it affect? Work, Family

Vesta moves into Cancer on July 25th and for a little while, we will really enjoy working at home or working together with family members. If you are thinking about hiring one of your children and relatives on summer vacation, this may be a time when it will actually be enjoyable. Make the most of this time as you teach them about what you do and help them to learn the ropes!

Why? Vesta in Cancer

Brainstorming & Idea Creation

What to expect: Lots of ideas.
What to watch out for: Talking over each other.
What will it affect? Ideas, Innovation, Creation.

On July 27th, we have an opportunity for brainstorming and having flashing of brilliance or insight. If you are looking for an idea creation day for you or your team, this is great energy to get you going.

Just remember the rules of the brainstorming game. Nobody gets to be wrong! No idea is stupid.

Use lots of sticky notes and take lots of notes. The days following your idea creation day will be great for organizing all of that data when Mercury goes into Virgo.

Why? Mercury Trine Uranus, Mercury square Mars, Mercury entering Virgo.

Relationship Review

What to expect: Opportunity to build a shared vision.
What to watch out for: Not taking the time.
What will it affect? Learning, relationships, and collaborations.

The last couple of days of July will be great for working together with your partner. Whether you’re in a business partnership or a relationship, you can use this energy to get on the same page and build a shared vision. Take note of the conflicts that have arisen throughout the month and use them to form your discussion. This strategy also holds true for your relationship to your children or others that you nurture (including your inner child). What can be learned, nurtured in terms of building a stable and secure sense of self.

Why? Pallas Trine Juno, Pallas Sextile Ceres

 

June Horoscope 2016

First Week

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What to expect: strong imagination
What to watch out for: making important decisions
What will it affect? Self-perception

We begin June with an astrological configuration called a mutable grand cross. This is energy created from the planets when they are all at cross purposes.

This is the cast of characters: The Sun and Venus are beside each other in Gemini, Saturn is in Sagittarius, Jupiter is in Virgo, and Neptune is in Pisces. All four signs are kitty-corner to one another as if each were standing in the corner of a boxing ring. Each is ready to lunge at the other. But… should I go sideways? Maybe I should go to the left? Maybe to the right? Nobody can decide! Indecision, instability, and unpredictability are the name of the game with this configuration.

The Sun and Venus are the first to join this grand cross. The Moon will join on June 4th, Vesta will come in to say something by the middle of the month, and Mercury toward the end of the month.

One thing is for sure, whatever gets communicated will likely bring about a lot of changeability. And a little bit of chaos!

The key word for the month of June is FAITH!

June 1st starts the action when the Sun squares Neptune. This position brings about a tremendous amount of imagination and, with the Sun in Gemini, our minds will feel like we’re on an Alice in Wonderland adventure– skipping from scene to scene and disorienting time.

Clarity is lacking and it’s not great time for making important decisions.

Why? Sun Square  Neptune.

What’s Really True?

What to expect: Questioning
What to watch out for: Missing information
What will it affect? Money, relationships, belief systems

By June 3rd, the Sun will oppose Saturn. It will make us feel like we are being held back by some invisible barrier, as though someone is trying to hold us back. This feeling may turn out positively because on the same day, Venus will square Neptune. This planetary arrangement is considered a red flag transit for business or money matters. Venus is in Gemini and there is likely to be vague or dishonest communication when it comes to money. It may come in the form of gossip. Venus will also oppose Saturn in Sagittarius. Relationships and loyalties will come into question and we may feel a sense of betrayal. We don’t really know what’s up. We don’t know what the truth is and we may even question reality.

Why? Sun Opposition  Saturn, Venus Square Neptune,

New Moon at 14°Ge53′

What to expect: Lack of clarity
What to watch out for: Over confidence
What will it affect? Beliefs, perceptions, self-perception, relationships, money

On June 4th, the Moon will join with the Sun, putting the Sun, the Moon, and Venus all in alignment. This conjunction causes us to feel confident and optimistic (perhaps even overconfident and too optimistic), excessive and lacking direction and discipline. At the same time, it’s a New Moon and it will bring together all of the energies of the grand cross discussed above. Poor decision-making, gossip, scandal, and complete lack of clarity are on the plate.

New Moons are all about new beginning and with this one, we can use the energy to set intentions for truth or knowing the truth.

Second Week

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What to expect: Needing to choose a path
What to watch out for: Decision paralysis
What will it affect? Direction

June 7th, the Sun and Venus will square the Nodes. We come to a fork in the road. Again we’ll be reminded of that Alice in Wonderland journey. We may be confused or disoriented, but right or wrong we choose a path. It may involve leaving others behind — and we may find out who really supports our directions.

Why? Sun Square North Node and Venus Square North Node.

What just happened?

What to expect: Time for integration
What to watch out for: Speaking about it too soon
What will it affect? Thoughts, perception, communication

On June 8th, we’ll get a chance to let our minds process all that has happened. Now is a good time for journaling. We may have some revelations during the practice. More than likely, it will be a healing process and will release everything that’s been been pent up inside. Not only that, but also the process may help us to get some clarity regarding how we feel about all of the information that has come toward us in the last could of days. By June 9th, we might also feel a burning desire to share them. However, make sure that your words are well-considered before you do. Mercury will oppose Mars now retrograde in Scorpio so your words or the words that come back at you may come attached with that notorious scorpion sting.

Why? Mercury Sextile Chiron and Mercury Opposition  Mars.

Confidence Building

What to expect: Testing our confidence
What to watch out for: Avoiding scary emotions
What will it affect? Relationships, motivation, buried hurts

On June 12th, you might find yourself in a self-defence class or something similar, being attacked by someone fully armoured up and going full throttle at you. You might not like it in the moment, but if you dig deep and really work with this energy, you can pull through to the other side and end up with an amazing level of confidence. You may even hear yourself saying, “Let’s do that again!”

We’ll have some great energy to release all that lies hidden in our psyche. And we may have a good time in the process. Mars, still retrograde in Scorpio, is in a trine with Chiron, the wounded healer. You can expect to go deep with the process. You’ll feel motivated to go to the depths and uncover what needs a good cleanse from your system. It doesn’t have to be all serious. Venus sextile Uranus brings fun and unexpected

Why? Mars trine Chiron and Venus sextile Uranus.

Third Week

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What to expect: Disillusionment
What to watch out for: loosing faith
What will it affect? Work, relationships, intellect, teachers

Neptune goes retrograde on June 13th. The first thing that Neptune does as it retrogrades is square Vesta. It will likely bring in a huge sense of disappointment or disillusionment with our work. We may question phrases like “follow your passion and the money will follow” or whether the amount that we are working is really giving us the payoff we expected. Is our work really making an impact? Maybe we’ll even lose a client or some aspect of our work!

The other way this energy manifests is as disappointment with all things Gemini, including our intellectual perceptions or one of our teachers.

Venus will also square Chiron causing us to come face-to-face with some painful revelations in our relationships and/or with money. Does the naysaying come out in our partner? Does our accountant or financial advisor tell us “I told you so?” Do we have an inner voice being super critical? We’ll be challenged to stay positive at this time. Keep the Faith!

Why? Vesta square Neptune, Vesta opposite Saturn, and Venus Square Chiron.

Getting a Second Wind

What to expect: Inspiration
What to watch out for: Letting the energy pass
What will it affect? Projects, insights, energy levels

June 14th, we’ll have a day good for immersing ourselves in projects that require innovative and change. We can experience flashes of insight that have the ability to reignite stalled projects or processes.

If you’ve been stalled, this is a great day to focus your energy and try again.

Why? Sun Sextile Uranus.

Unveiling Layers

What to expect: More layers
What to watch out for: Holding back from sharing
What will it affect? Healing, Direction, Self-perceptions

On June 15th, you may feel like you can’t seem to get over something. You thought you forgave and forgot, but there it is again. Often our wounds are like Russian dolls: we open up a layer and think we’ve gotten to the good stuff, but then other layers present themselves at various times before we actually get to the core. On June 15th, another layer of inner self may present itself.

Sometimes we think we need to be all fixed before we can share ourselves with others and impact their healing process too. As long as we are taking responsibility, that’s absolutely not true. Last month I witnessed Gabrielle Bernstein share a very recent and fresh wound on stage. Told on the verge of tears, and with full responsibility, she generously shared her lessons. This is a good time to get real and authentic, even if you have an agenda — just make sure your agenda serves the higher good.

Why? Sun Square  Chiron and Pluto Trine North Node.

Truth Comes to Light

What to expect: News
What to watch out for: Resistance
What will it affect? Belief structures

On June 17th, Saturn will square Neptune. These guys have been in this dance since last November. At that time I mentioned that Neptune in its direct motion keeps things a bit hidden, but in a retrograde motion is more likely to come out with it. Saturn, the planet of structure, lessons, and karma, threw a sideways glance at Neptune back in November 2015 –the kind that your parents or your partner throw you when they know you’re lying. Saturn is doing it again. But this time, he got the timing right… he knows Neptune is ready to fess up. Neptune went retrograde on June 13th, positioning itself for the big incriminating slip up and revealed!

The second way that this square may emerge is by dissolving structures. This is exactly what happened in 1989 when the Berlin wall came down — Saturn and Neptune where conjunct in Capricorn, the sign that’s all about buildings and structures. And again in 1998/9 when these two were squared each other between the end of Capricorn (structures), Aries (enterprise and survival instinct), the beginning of Taurus (money), and Aquarius (change and innovation) as they minted the Euro and dissolved other national currencies across Europe.

Saturn is now in Sagittarius and centers on our beliefs, philosophies, education, and legal systems. Neptune is in Pisces which centres on drugs, secrets, and spirituality along with film, large institutions, and industries like fishing, boating, and gas/oil. Expect secrets to be revealed and something to be dissolved.

Why? Saturn Square Neptune.

Fourth Week

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What to expect: Faulty or negative perceptions
What to watch out for: Not checking facts
What will it affect? Beliefs, perceptions

The Full Moon on June 20th is again in Sagittarius. We had a Full Moon in early Sagittarius in May. This one is positioned right at the end of Sagittarius at 29°Sg32′

Recently there was a video circling around on Facebook which showed a young boy clutching onto a string in a pool with a strong current, terrified, crying, and fearing for his safety. He stopped instantly when his mother lifted him up and set his feet on the bottom of the pool. It was not deep. Actually the water only went up to his waist and he was in no danger. Much like this little boy, we might not believe that we can touch the ground! At this Full Moon, our faith is tested. We are feeling pessimistic and deceived. And, we may be questioning everything without really checking it out the facts.

Why? Full Moon at 29°Sg32′, Mercury Opposition Transiting Saturn, and Mercury Square Transiting Neptune.

Wrong turns?

What to expect: Questioning decisions 
What to watch out for: Making mistakes
What will it affect? Beliefs, perceptions, direction

Remember that grand cross at the beginning of the month? Well, Mercury is now coming along to chime in on the action. We may come to some conclusions at this time that may be fraught with error. Mercury is now squaring Jupiter, causing us to be overconfident with whatever it is we believe. The problem is that Mercury is also squaring the Nodes at this time, so we are cautioned not to take a wrong turn.

In actuality there are not wrong turns. All turns lead to our ultimate destination. It’s just that some will be the longer, more dangerous, or more painful. In the end, some would say these are the routes that are the most adventurous, providing amazing material for our memoirs and solidifying the lesson like nothing else could.

Why? Mercury Square Jupiter, Square  North Node, and Jupiter Conjunction North Node.

Personal Power

What to expect: Courage
What to watch out for: Ignoring our own truth
What will it affect? Decisions, direction, personal power

By the 26th, if you have the flash of insight that we are in fact going down the “wrong path,” we will have the personal power to course correct immediately. It might be a little like getting to your wedding day and realizing you’re about to marry the wrong person. We won’t want to look like we made a mistake. We’re not sure if we can deal with the embarrassment. We’ll question if it’s the proper thing to do. But once we are sure that it’s right for us and not our parents, friends, bosses, social norms, and all the other things that have us questioning, we’ll have the courage to make the right choice.

Once we do it, we might be surprised at how our example is actually applauded, our authenticity admired, our courage respected, and the overall positive impact, though unintended, that following what’s right for us has on others.

Why? Mercury Sextile  Uranus and Jupiter Trine  Pluto.

Last Week

16114047_sDoubting our Decisions

What to expect: Second thoughts
What to watch out for: Forgiving and forgetting
What will it affect? Decision, relationships

On June 27th Chiron goes retrograde. Chiron is actually an asteroid, but it’s a powerful one because it puts us in touch with our wounds. On the same day that it goes retrograde, Mercury squares Chiron, causing us to suddenly question everything. Venus will also connect with Neptune in a positive aspect. It’s great in that we feel unconditional love, philanthropic, and completely forgiving, but combined with this other energy, we can forgive and forget — causing us to give others a chance when we shouldn’t or to go back on a decision because our bleeding hearts see the good in others. Not only that, but also with Mercury in the last degrees of Gemini, we can intellectualize more than connect with our gut instinct.

All I can say is forgive, but don’t forget.

Why? Mercury Square  Chiron and Venus Trine Neptune.

Onward and Forward!

What to expect: Forward movement
What to watch out for: Taking action too quickly
What will it affect? Relationships, Money, Personal Power

The last week of June is the week that we have all been looking forward to! Mars finally goes direct. It’s been a long haul. We’ve been challenged to keep our head, to not lose it on stupidity, and to temper our own inner mean girl. Yes, I’m pretty sure we all have one… even the men! Now with Mars direct, we can launch that lawsuit, compete hard with our competitor, or go forward into that partnership. I just caution that Mars is still in Scorpio and, while it’s there, it is still pretty relentless. Venus will make a nice connection with the North Node on June 30th which can favour relationships and financial matters, but at the same time Venus will oppose Pluto causing power plays or relationship imbalances. My advice is to ease into it, there’s no rush!

Why? Mars Direct, Venus Sextile  North Node, and Venus Opposition Pluto.

May Astrology 2016

27108664_sFirst Week:

Splitting Hairs

What to expect:A review of our passions

What to watch out for:Inflexibility

What will it affect? Communication, passions, and self-expression

On May 1st,we are asked to consider and review how we are communicating our passions and other strongly held beliefs. Are we pedantic, splitting hairs over the use of one word over the other? Are we finicky about the use of language, so much so that we lose or insult our audience with our corrections? Are we in fact using the right words? If we’re unsure, it may be a time to breakout the dictionary. Perhaps we thought we knew the meaning, but realize that in using those particular words we are being misunderstood. Now is the time to review, listen to our intuition and to what others are saying. Though we may feel sensitive about the critique, our intuition and creativity is heightened so we will be able to remedy with the right words if we listen and review.

Why? Mercury conjunct Vesta, Sun sextile Neptune, and Chiron sextile Vesta

Poise or Pride?

What to expect:Inner conflict

What to watch out for:Taking it out on others

What will it affect? Relationships, self-concept, and learning

On May 3rd.we are feeling optimistic and confident. But at the same time, we may feel the need to defend and protect. Mars retrograde now cautions us not to go on the offensive. Do we turn the other cheek? Do we protect? Just remember, others may mistake kindness for weakness but firm and kind is the best approach. Another warning about the energy at this time — we may get a twang of the green-eyed monster, though we may be pressed to admit it. The energy is a bit paradoxical and inconsistent, so it’s a good time to pay attention to your own internal conflicts and stay vigilant in your self-awareness.

A good way to use the energy is to incorporate some learning. Maybe you signed up for an online self-directed course months ago that you didn’t have the time to complete it. We have the ability to focus our energy and complete these kinds of tasks at this time. It also keeps us away from conflicts with others.

Why? Sun conjunct Jupiter, Mars trine Ceres, and Venus opposite Juno

New Moon in Taurus 

What to expect: Release

What to watch out for: Building up too much pressure

What will it affect? Our direction, purpose, and need for change and transformation

The New Moon is on May 6th. The moon is at 16oof Taurus. 16o of Taurus is said to be a degree related to violence. There is a great flow of energy with this New Moon and as such, it can be hard not to have hairline triggers. The energy will escape quite easily and it can blow. Though Taurus is known to be the slow diligent one, once the energy has been built up, tempers can erupt quite dramatically. It is therefore important to have a valve through which we allow the energy to dispel slowly. Work it out with a coach or a counselor. And don’t let the energy build. Whatever happens, there will be an incredibly release at the New Moon and we will feel like we cannot live as we did before. It’s not just a time for new intentions — it’s a time for new resolutions. We will become resolved to a particular path.

Why? New Moon in Taurus, Sun trine Pluto, and Sun trine Nodes

50931659_sSecond Week

Getting rid of the last little bit

What to expect:Reviewing our self concept

What to watch out for:Holding on to stuff

What will it affect? Self-expression, self-perception, and forgiveness

On May 9th,we have the opportunity to review our self-expression and any setbacks we have experienced. We will be able to form a practical and realistic assessment. Are we holding any grudges? Are we replaying something that was said to us over and over in our minds? Venus is sextile Neptune, allowing us to forgive a little easier. Connecting with nature and spirit will help us transcend pettiness.

Also Jupiter goes direct on May 9th. We’ve done lots of detoxing since Jupiter went retrograde in January. We’ve cleared our closets, tossed out old pictures, cleared all the toxins in our diets and relationships, and we’ve even worked on clearing out our perfectionist thoughts. A vast vacuum of space now exists ready to be filled by goodness. As Jupiter moves forward, we will open up to fill that space with what’s new.

Why? Sun conjunction Mercury,Venus sextile Neptune, and Jupiter direct

The New Work Reality

What to expect:Foundations

What to watch out for:Missing the opportunity to makes use of this energy

What will it affect? Finances, relationships, contracts, and business

Between May 8th and 12th, the grand trine that has been building since the end of April with all that earth energy comes into tight alignment. A grand trine is flowing energy between planets which lend each other a helping hand. They are all in the same element, but different signs. It brings together all aspects of the earth element. Mercury, still retrograde, is in the earth element of Taurus which has us thinking over our finances, thoughts, and processes around security. Jupiter, now direct, is in Virgo, expanding our ability to see detail, clear out clutter, and perfect whatever it is we’re doing. It is also doing a health check. Pluto is in Capricorn, transforming the status quo in business, politics, and economic policies. Working together, they have been helping us sort through and get down to brass tacks. The energy is even more focused within these couple of days and we can really use it to build solid foundations and processes within our businesses. Many of us have been leading the way in business. We have been floundering at times, trying to figure out anew reality. What works, what makes sense? Now is the time when it all comes together.

These are also very good days for friendly renegotiations, contract renewals, and reiterating vision, purpose, and mission.

Why? Mercury trine transiting North Node, Venus trine transiting Jupiter, and Mercury trine transiting Pluto

Solidifying Allegiances

What to expect:Review of agreements

What to watch out for:Taking on brand new agreements

What will it affect? Money, finances, and relationships

On May 13th,Venus joins the grand trine, making it a great day for reviewing and renegotiating anything to do with money or investments. Mercury is still retrograde, so this is very much a time when existing financial structures are examined and actions taken are reflective of review. For instance, if your mortgage is up for renewal, a work contract is being renegotiated, or other types of agreements related to money that are up for renewal, then this may be the time when contract arrangements become permanent arrangements. We are now weaving together to solidify alliances and allegiances.

Why? Mercury conjunction Venus, Venus trine Pluto, and Pallas trine Juno

Emotional Money Blocks

What to expect:Healing

What to watch out for:Trying to go full speed ahead

What will it affect? Money, drive, and woundedness

On the 14th we have some healing work to do. Again, connecting with nature,spending a day in the garden, or even working with a Shaman will help us sort it out. Incorporate the earth into your healing if issues come up. It may be related to our stories around money. Do you have money blocks? Likely we all do, in one form or another. This energy will help us get on track and connect with true abundance. The only thing we need to watch out for is frustration over our inability to immediately actualize what we envision. Mars is still retrograde, so we will need to temper our aggressive drive and ambitions with a review of just how we can go after what we want.

Why? Sun Sextile transiting Chiron, Venus trine North Node, and Mars square Pallas

53327032_sThird Week

Full Moon in Sagittarius

What to expect: Little patience

What to watch out for:Filtering what we say

What will it affect? Beliefs, perceptions, values, and hurts surrounding them

The Full Moon is at 1o Sagittarius on May 21. It is a very aggressive Full Moon and brings to a head much of what has been brewing with the Mars retrograde energy. The moon is conjunct Mars, making us all feel very touchy and short-tempered. Opposite the moon is the Sun in Gemini alongside zealous Vesta. Gemini can be the trickster and we might think we are just being a witty devil’s advocate, but words said now will likely come out all wrong. The problem is, nobody has a sense of humour so words said in jest can backfire big time. Mercury has one more day of being retrograde and, as it stations, its energy also increases, creating a possibility for indignation. The other way that this Full Moon could play out is quite the opposite. We might take much more than we should, lacking the ability to recognize and deal with our anger. It is not healthy. This Full Moon is about taking an honest look at our actions, our motivations, and how we direct our energy and make sure that it’s healthy, balanced, and fair, both to yourself and to others.

Why? Full Moon at 1°Sg13′, Mars Opposition transiting Vesta, Sun Opposition transiting Mars, Venus Sextile transiting Chiron, and Sun Conjunction transiting Vesta

Green light

What to expect:Forward movement

What to watch out for:Ignoring our support system

What will it affect? Contracts and relationships

Mercury goes direct on May 22nd. We finally have the red light to move forward with new projects and contracts. We can tap into our support systems now and begin new plans. Our projects will have a sense of reliability.

Why? Mercury Direct and Saturn Trine transiting Ceres

11304717_sFourth Week:

Need for consideration

What to expect:Elusive connections

What to watch out for:Careless words

What will it affect? Relationships and connections

On May 24th,Venus moves into Gemini and opposes Mars. Coming off the heels of so much Taurus energy, we’re just are not used to this noncommittal energy. Expect lots of flirtation, but little stick-to-it-ism. It can be great energy for riffing off of others with ideas, but it does have a negligent aspect. We may be careless with attention, words, and acknowledgments.

Why? Venus in Gemini and Venus opposition Mars

Changes in the economy

What to expect:Slowing in the economy

What to watch out for:Pessimism

What will it affect? Economics and optimism

The third square between Jupiter and Saturn occurs on May 26th. Often signaling a change in the economy, Jupiter expands while Saturn restricts. There is a reassessment of business and finance. It’s not a good time to start a business as strategic, risk-taking, visionary aspects of the company will be at odds with the financial structure and profits. We may see a change in the economic tide at this time. It may be difficult to see the big picture right away. This is the final square, so in the aftermath we may see a culmination of this energy. Vesta, often associated with the stock market, will conjunct Venus (connected with money) and so we may see some interesting stuff happen in the stock market. Fanatical ideas may also emerge.

Why? Sun Square transiting Pallas, Jupiter square Saturn, Venus conjunction Vesta, and Venus square Pallas

Last Week

New Projects

What to expect:The green light to move forward

What to watch out for:Moving forward with any major business

What will it affect? Contracts, projects, communication, and travel

The final week of May will be excellent for moving forward with new ideas you may have hit on during the Mercury and Jupiter retrograde period early this month. Mercury and Jupiter are not direct, but are again forming a grand trine with the North Node. We have the green light for putting into action new projects or teams. If we want to make a speech or Ted-like talk, as long as it’s not adversarial, now is a good time. It’s still not a good time to launch or incorporate a business. The time for that will be when Mars goes direct next month. But if we have new processes and practices with which we have been dying to move forward, now is the time. The results will be high quality if we take advantage of this energy.

There may be some collective grief to which we also need to be sensitive. Keeping actions positive and inspirational is the best approach.

Why? Mercury trine Transiting Pluto, Mercury trine Transiting North Node, Vesta square Transiting Pallas, and Pluto square Transiting Ceres

 

 

April Horoscope 2016

25698214_sBeginning: April 1 – 10

Healed, we become the healers

What to expect: Feeling cared for.

What to watch out for: Becoming absorbed in our work.

What will it affect? Relationships, communication, and our visions and passions.

We are able to connect with our loved ones in a deeply nurturing and unconditional way during the first couple of days of April. Venus is in Pisces, helping us to connect with the collective. It is also conjunct Ceres, making us feel as though we are held in the embrace of God. This nurturance is likely needed after the eclipses in March; we are feeling a little bruised and bumped, so the compassionate energy feels welcome.

Feeling filled up and cared for allows us to connect with and take advantage of the other available energy around us. On the 2nd, Mercury is sextile Pallas which helps us to see the patterns of everything that’s been happening within the last couple of weeks – not just on the psychological level, but also in a way that allows us to act positively on our wounds. We can write plans and actions that share our lessons. Though this energy has been painful, we are able to make conclusions quickly and translate them into action. Even if we did feel taken out, we now have the energy to get back up and make something useful. Once we get into action, we may get very lost in the work that we are doing as we feel so connected to it. This process also helps us to disconnect from any of the disappointments that we may have experienced in the last little while.

Why? Venus conjunct Ceres, Mercury sextile Pallas, and Neptune sextile Vesta.

Tending your passions and your partner

What to expect: Feeling on fire.

What to watch out for: Neglecting our loved ones.

What will it affect? Relationships, our sense of self, passions, and work.

The energy shifts a little bit during this week. Mercury goes into Taurus slowing down our thinking and helping us to consider our steps. It also help us to take a look at our contracts and things that we are getting involved with in terms of money. We will have a chance to go over this again and this will be somewhat of a slow and arduous process because mercury will go retrograde at the end of the month in Taurus. This is combined with Venus going into Aries. Venus is the money sign and in Aries it tends to make us a little bit rash with our money. So this month our minds are in conflict with our values. By the end of the month, we will definitely need the Mercury retrograde to help us review.

On April 5th, we will feel so in our groove and connected to what we’re doing that it gives us a sense of accomplishment. We will begin seeing rewards for what we have undertaken. On the 5th, we may also feel conflicted in our relationships. The problem will be that we feel so entrenched in our work that it may bring up issues with our partners. They may feel jealous of our work and the attention we are giving it. This problem could also work the other way around and we may feel neglected by our partners. The best way to deal with this energy is to find ways to fill yourself up. If you feel jealous of their passion, it’s just a sign that you’ve been neglecting your own passions.

By the 6th, when the Sun is square to Pluto, we may get into some power struggles to incorporate our work, passions, relationships, and commitments to ourselves. There is a nice little book called Succulent, Wild Love; Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love, More Often that just might help.

Why? Sun sextile Saturn, Mercury entering Taurus, Venus entering Aries, Vesta opposite Transiting Juno, and Sun square Pluto

New Moon in Aries

What to expect: Breaking free.

What to watch out for: Positive but scary feelings.

What will it affect? Outdated habits and our path.

The New Moon on April 7th is in Aries. At this New Moon, we are breaking free of the past in a very dramatic way. We have created new neural pathways as we move forward in our lives and, even if we were to travel down the old neural pathways, we’d find that the tracks have been broken. The good news is that breaking free will be easy for us. Like the Fool in the Tarot, we are setting off on a new adventure and on a new path. Yet there is nothing foolish in our direction as Saturn will anchor us. If we’ve been off the right path, this New Moon is an opportunity to correct our course.

Why? New Moon conjunct Uranus and trine Saturn square Pluto.

Soul Mate Connections

What to expect: Soul satisfaction.

What to watch out for: Trying to make it more than it is… just enjoy!

What will it affect? Relationships, learning, and teaching.

On April 10th, we will have the opportunity to connect with our soulmates in a deep and satisfying way. Relationships take on a transcendent quality. Our soulmates are not just romantic – they can be business or platonic soulmates. These are relationships that feel familiar, inspire our growth, and can be deeply enjoyable. Some energies are just to be enjoyed and this is one of them.

Also on the 10thJupiter will connect with Vesta. Now is a great time to seek out advice from experts or to get busy. We will feel dedicated to improving whatever situation that we are in and those with whom we interact will also feel that dedication. They will have our best interest at heart– and in fact, these connections may just be that soulmate connection that mentioned above.

Why?Jupiter trine Vesta and Neptune trine Juno.


16924588_sSecond Week – April 11 – 17

Practical Magic

What to expect: A focus on communication.

What to watch out for: Forgetting to share our insights.

What will it affect? Communication, work, and vision.

During the second week of April, we begin an earthy, grounded dance as the planets begin to move in a grand trine in Earth signs. We will be able to focus on practical matters, but we will also be able to dive inward in order to unearth our inner workings. Now would be a good time to work with a coach or anyone else that will help you to dive into your psyche. It’s also a good time to touch on subjects related to money and materialistic or practical concerns and the structures that we have built around them. We can learn a great deal about ourselves and the path we should be taking.

Mercury is the highlight of the week.

Again on April 11th, we will be so engrossed in what we are doing that it will be difficult for our partners to get our attention. If we do engage in conversations with our partners, we may feel resentful or even resistant to what’s being said. Truthfully, our minds are elsewhere. If you are looking for the right time to bring up a touchy subject with your partners, it is not now.

We are so engrossed in our imaginations by the 12th that we are able envision the fine details of whatever we want to create. Now is a great time to get our magazines and to cut and paste and create or upgrade your vision board. You may have new information at this time that needs to be spattered all over a canvas as you’re encountering new colors and textures.

On April 14th, you may be involved in some form of learning or teaching. Taking a course or providing a course is a great way to use this energy.

On April 16th,Mercury and Vesta come together in a conjunction. You may find yourself like Chancey Gardner from the movie Being There -using garden metaphors to explain the way we see every philosophy, action, and political motivation. Whatever it is, it’s simple but profound. We will be able to share and explain our views to others in simple but powerful ways.

We have the opportunity to influence others through our speech or writing on the 17th, providing surprising details and a methodical approach that will impress.

Why? Mercury opposite Juno, Mercury sextile transiting Neptune, Mercury trine transiting Jupiter, Mercury conjunction transiting Vesta, and Mercury trine transiting Pluto.

Mars Goes Retrograde

What to expect: Our energy slowing down and turning inward.

What to watch out for: Feeling irritated at having to slow down.

What will it affect? Travel, all actions, legal issues, and belief systems.

There’s another energy that will be happening in parallel. It centers around our freedom of thought, action, and speech.

On April 12th, we will be very interested in getting our needs met. By the 14th, when Ceres goes into Aries, we may become very aggressive about our needs. Then on April 17th, Mars goes retrograde. Mars is our drive. It’s the creative force of our spirit and it directs our will. Get in its way and it’s fiery, passionate, and angry. If you feel confined this week, you may find yourself muttering the words from the movie Dirty Dancing:”Nobody puts baby in a corner.”You won’t be happy if anyone tries to get in your way as you explore.

When Mars goes retrograde, it’s time to pull back your troops, regain strength, and re-consider you strategy. It is not a time to engage in any type of warfare or competition. Refrain from legal battles and lay low on the competition with your business competitors. On the same day Pluto will be trine to Vesta, so we will be intensely wrapped up in our passions and may have difficulty seeing past our own positions.

Instead, imagine that you are planning to climb Mount Everest. On the path to your summit, you have seen the beautiful mountains, the blue sky, and you endeavoured to take on risk and adventure. But anyone who has climbed Mount Everest knows that it’s a process. You have to acclimatize which means you go up and down the mountain, taking rests and allowing for your body to adjust. Then and only then do you attempt to summit. Those who go full speed ahead, feeling that they can concur the elements without this process, find themselves very sick. Mars retrograde is the time to continue your adventure but to do so at basecamp. Mars will continue its retrograde motion until the end of June.

Why? Venus trine transiting Mars, Ceres entering Aries, Pluto trine transiting, and Vesta-Mars retrograde.

 

8078157_sThird Week – April 18 – 24

Structural Adjustment

What to expect: Clarity on money and relationship issues.

What to watch out for: Breakdowns.

What will it affect? Relationships, money, business, and structures.

On April 18th, we are able to assess our partnerships and our financial obligations. These two are now in fire signs and, though we will have a certain amount of groundedness in our assessment, we will be able to take risks, be creative, and to have a considerable amount of energy to move it forward.

The next day, we all feel connected to our path and to the people surrounding our path even though power struggles may arise within our relationships and in relation to money. It could involve a breakdown. Sometimes breakdowns happen for very good reasons – so that we can tear down and re-build stronger, for example. As the Sun moves into Taurus, we will feel a certain consolidated committed action to who we are and what we are doing.

Why? Venus square Pluto, Venus trine transiting Saturn, Mercury trine transiting North Node, and Venus square transiting Pluto.

Full Moon at 2°Sc30′ – April 22nd

What to expect: Culminations.

What to watch out for: Inner conflicts.

What will it affect? Relationships and our directions.

The Full Moon on April 22nd is in Scorpio. The theme of the Full Moon is around our contradictory nature when it comes to the need for freedom. We may be making loud declarations of our independence, but deep inside we feel burned that someone who we didn’t want to be with is happy with someone else. I know, it doesn’t make sense. We know it’s over. We know it doesn’t work. But we still feel jealous and controlling. These feelings may show up in a personal relationship, but just as easily in a collaboration gone wrong. The truth is that we are feeling a pressure to cling to old ways and attachments that calls for adjustment – it’s uncomfortable for us. The good news is that the Full Moon will bring up any attachments that we have for their eventual release. The Full Moon is a culmination and it is the time to let things go. A great way to do so is to hold a Full Moon releasing ceremony. The Full Moon is in a water element, so make sure to include that element in your ceremony. Bath and let it wash away. You could also symbolically send your attachments down the river!

Why? Full Moon, Venus conjunct Uranus, and Vesta trine transiting North Node.

 

45897545_sFourth Week – April 25 – May 1

Perfecting your processes

What to expect: Initial disorientation.

What to watch out for: Not using the energy fully.

What will it affect? Communication, finances, and processes.

Mercury goes into retrograde during the last week of April, on the 26th. Mercury is in Taurus so this is a time when we will be evaluating all of our communications with respect to all things Taurus. You may have committed to a direction over the last couple of weeks that will need review. It may be your communications, it may be a financial commitment, or maybe you’re renegotiating contracts and agreements. It is not the time to begin new contracts or to sign new agreements, but it is a good time for review. The challenge will be to allow ourselves to do so. Taurus is a fixed sign, so it tends to be stubborn – it doesn’t really enjoy the process of having to change directions or re-evaluate things. Generally, Taurus has already made up its mind. Allowing yourself to go there will be hugely rewarding. Mercury will also be holding hands with Pluto and Jupiter. At the beginning of the month, these planets were all dancing together and spinning clockwise motion. Now all three are retrograde and have changed directions, spinning counter clockwise. If you’ve ever held hands to spin in a circle and then were asked to change directions, you know how disorienting it can be in the beginning. Don’t despair. Keep going and you will find your flow. It’s a good idea to remind yourself of the lessons that you learned from the eclipses in March. Go back and review the healing that has occurred. We gave birth to something in March and in April we are quickly forgetting about the pain. We’re not quite ready to move forward though. This energy is an incredible review of the directions that we have planned, the strategy that we put together, and the leadership skills that we have amassed.

A great way to use this energy would be to create a tome, pull together all your processes into a procedural manual, and dust off you copy of the E-myth. Think of it this way: if you wanted to ditch the whole thing and go off travelling for a year, would your business still be able to run? You might need to hire some people to take over, but could they? Now is the time to pull together your finely tuned engine.

Why? Mercury Retrograde, Mercury trine Jupiter, and trine Pluto.

Take a step back

What to expect: An opportunity to set back.

What to watch out for: Getting lost in the details.

What will it affect? Work, finances, and relationships.

Venus will go into Taurus on April 29th, helping us to clarify our values and invest wisely. With all of this Earth energy, we may get lost in the final details and end up spinning our wheels. But on April 30th, Venus will get some help from Pallas, allowing us to see the big picture. It’s a good idea to take the time on that day to stand back and look at your handiwork.

Why?Venus entering Taurus and Venus sextile transiting Pallas.