Horoscope: March 18 – 24, 2019

March 18 – 24

Happy Full Moon and Spring Solstice!

What to expect: Endings and beginnings
What to watch out for: Holding on
What will it affect? Wounds, transformation, new beginnings, direction

The Full Moon is on March 20th at 0°Libra. March 20th is also equinox; the first day of spring. This means at this particular Full Moon we are bringing something to completion and at the same time, something is initiated and begun!

The Sabian symbol for 0 Libra is “A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it.” This symbolism brings two things to mind. The first is the idea of a full span butterfly pinned to a wall with a dart through it. It’s not so much made perfect, as it is frozen in its perfect stance. It brings to mind human nature wanting to capture and hold onto something good – To possess and make available at our pleasure. The butterfly is perfect and we want to keep it that way. But as soon as we do, it loses its animation and its life.

The second image is something a little less selfish. Imagine a fine needle instead of a dart – An acupuncture needle. I’m not sure if butterflies are receptive to acupuncture, but the imagery helps us to envision helping and releasing rather than freezing and possessing.

Chiron at 1 degree Aries shows a similar idea of release. The Sabian Symbol is “A comedian entertaining the group”. In truth, we all know the funniest comedians hide a pain somewhere deep inside of them. Yet they have a knack for taking that pain and transforming it into humour. They tell the joke and we laugh, releasing the endorphins to heal that oh-so-true-collective-pain. These two ideas of release are present at the Full Moon. Look at what you may want to hold and possess. How can you use this full moon to deeply let it go? How can you allow a certain type of pain to send a rush of endorphins to the needed areas so that wellbeing and healing can occur?

The Sun at O Aries and also conjunct Chiron shows that we are initiating into a new level of healing. The Sabian symbol is “A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her”. It speaks of a new emergence. Seals are very intelligent and so that feminine emergence comes with intelligence. Yet that can also hold pain within it. We can’t unknow what we know… and yet that knowing will come with the kind of pain that comes with awakening and raising consciousness.

We are given some helpers at this Full Moon Equinox. Mercury is sextile Saturn. Mercury is still retrograde, so this helps us to go over things in a methodical way. It will help to make sure we don’t miss anything. Pluto is trine Mars, which lends transformative energy. It allows us to create strategy and provides a powerful energy to influence a new direction. Mars and Vesta nicely aspect each other and make positive aspects to the North Node in Cancer. This helps us to increase our passion and purpose and to direct this energy and new beginning down a path that will nurture our emotions.

Why? Pluto Sextile Vesta, Full Moon at 0° Libra, Sun Entering Aries, Mercury Sextile Saturn, Mars Trine Pluto, Mars Sextile North Node, Vesta Trine North Node, Mars Sextile Vesta, Sun Conjunction Chiron

Caution

What to expect: Good times
What to watch out for: Hastiness
What will it affect? Money, relationships, passions, strategy, conflict

On March 21st Venus will square Mars. Venus will also make a sextile to Jupiter. This is a great time for starting a vacation – great news if you have planned a March break vacation! It, however, is not so great for business. This is because the energy between Venus and Mars is hasty. Venus is related to values and right now in Aquarius, it’s enjoying odd and unusual situations. Mars is in Taurus, and while he stubbornly goes after what he wants, which Venus may find interesting, he also likes things to be tried and true. It may take a little while for Venus to realize, but when she does, it will present conflict. The problem is Jupiter’s sextile to Venus is making her optimistic! It’s a combination makes her likely to rush into deals she’ll later regret.

Jupiter is also in a square to Vesta increasing our passion and dedication and Venus is trine to Pallas increasing our desire to be strategic with love and money. If we can slow down and allow more information to flow, we’ll see that in the long range things may not work out. But for a short time, things can be quite exciting, which is why if you’re off to explore and travel, you’ll return with excellent tales to tell! But if you’re making long-range decisions, they may become a cautionary tale!

Why? Venus Square Mars, Venus Sextile Jupiter, Jupiter Square Vesta, Venus Trine Pallas

Missing Something Important

What to expect: Fogginess
What to watch out for: Misrepresentations
What will it affect? Relationships, secret, things hidden

Between March 23 and 24th this will get a little foggy. Mercury still retrograde, will conjunct Neptune. Mercury doesn’t actually move in a backward direction. The direction of mercury when retrograde is a geocentric optical illusion. We’ve all experienced sitting in a car where the vehicle beside is moving backward, but we press hard on the breaks thinking it’s us moving. The moving vehicle viewed out of our periphery vision makes us think we are moving. Now add to that scenario the fog and confusion of Neptune; it’s like sitting in a car filled with smoke from cannabis and the exact same thing happens. One of two things may happen. We may get paranoid and freak out at the experience. Or we may think its cool and somehow find deep meaning in the incident. In what areas is this most likely to happen? Neptune and Mercury are squaring Juno the marriage and partnership asteroid in Gemini. This may increase communication with our partners, but it’s also likely to increase misunderstandings, mistruth, and misrepresentations!

Why? Mercury Square Juno, Neptune Square Juno, Mercury Conjunction Neptune

Horoscope: March 11 – 17, 2019

March 11 – 17

Right Fighting

What to expect: Conflicting values
What to watch out for: Middle ground
What will it affect? Nurturing, partnerships, values

Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.
Dr. Phil McGraw

At the beginning of the week, Juno in Gemini is opposite Ceres in Sagittarius. Ceres represents nurturing and in the sign of Sagittarius nurturing happens when allowed to explore and expand our minds. The problem is that once Sagittarius feels they have found the truth, they can be a bit dogmatic. Their truth is THE truth.

They say that children learn love not from how they love their children, but from how they love their partner. Juno represents contractual partnerships. But what happens when Juno, in Gemini needs a polyandrous lifestyle and Ceres in Sagittarius has a conflicting belief around what partnership should look like. Well, Ceres says “you wouldn’t do this if you loved me!” Juno says “I love and care for you and that’s separate from what I do within my relationships”. If Juno doesn’t see it the way Ceres does, Ceres feels as though the love and nurturing is being taken away from them.

Luckily, Venus is there to steps in between both to mediate. Venus represents love, but also our value systems. Venus in Aquarius values unconventional and odd relationships. Venus in a sextile to Ceres gives Ceres the nurturing she needs by helping her to feel her self-worth and recognizes the love that’s their regardless of the uniqueness of how it operates. She helps Ceres feel nurtured while also creatively exploring the differing values. Venus also makes a sextile to Juno, which opens up the partnership relationship to evaluate values and make compromises. If everyone remains open, though uncomfortable, much learning can happen.

Why? Venus Sextile Ceres, Juno Opposition Ceres, Venus trine Juno

Centered Doing

What to expect: Confidence
What to watch out for: Overconfidence
What will it affect? Self-concept, beliefs, ambitions, structures

On March 13th the Sun will sextile Pluto making this a great time to work on our selves. Reading self-help books, working with a coach or seeking advice from a therapist will be great ways to use the energy. The Sun will square Jupiter making us confident, but if we take the time to work with someone and explore what is driving us it will help to make sure we are not operating from a place of overconfidence. The following day Mars will trine Saturn giving a tremendous amount of imitative to focus in on tasks and projects that we need to complete. If we’ve done the work on ourselves, it will greatly help to make sure our efforts are not in vain or directed on misguided paths. We’ll be doing and getting it done from a stable centre within ourselves.

Why? Sun Sextile Pluto, Sun Square Jupiter, Mars Trine Saturn

Listening to Intuition

What to expect: Review
What to watch out for: Errors
What will it affect? Communications, intuition

On March 14th Mercury goes into a deep review. Mercury, still retrograde, conjuncts the Sun in Pisces. This is a great time to go over communication previously written; memo’s, letter and contracts. This is a great time to ask for clarity, understanding meaning and make things clear. The Sun and Mercury also make a trine to the North Node, so bring together your dream team and review things together. Be open to learning and allowing that learning to point you in a new direction. We may have missed something before and while going over things realize that we need to re-route slightly.

On the 15th Mercury retrograde will square Jupiter. This is a time to be open. What we know at an intuitive level may be in conflict with what we think we know. Jupiter is in Sagittarius and may try to override our gut with opinion and “truth”. It may push for decisions that in the end will be flawed. The problem is that Mercury will also be sextile Pluto and will deliver a convincing argument. Take the time to read between the lines of what is being said. Again, this is a time to lean on our intuitions.

By March 17th Mercury will conjunct Vesta and sextile Mars. We’ll be able to access on a deep level, metaphysical truths. This will allow us to review our passions and make needed corrections. Are we aligned with our passions? Do our passions hold the purpose we intend? We can make sure that we are aligned on both a conscious and unconscious level.

Why? Sun Trine North Node, Sun Conjunction Mercury, Mercury Trine North Node, Mercury Square Jupiter, Mercury Sextile Pluto, Mercury Conjunction Vesta, Mercury Sextile Mars

Horoscope: March 4 – 10, 2019

March 4 – 10

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces

What to expect: Tech and communication issues
What to watch out for: Frustration
What will it affect? Travel, communication, commerce

On March 5th Mercury goes retrograde in Pisces at 29 degrees. There is a fixed star called Scheat that mercury will be conjuncting as it goes in its retrograde motion. Mercury retrograde is generally pretty frustrating. It affects travel, all forms of communication and merchants. It’s the reason our messages disappear, our cars go on the fritz, our travel gets delayed etc. As it travels in the last degree of Pisces a water sign and along Scheat, it can make travel and communication woes a little worse, if not treacherous! Watch out for anything that could be detrimental in these areas. Things like flooding, leaked confidential documents, sending a sensitive text to the wrong person and so on.

Back up your computers, websites, and emails. Maybe even consider waterproofing them!

The best way to use this energy is to take your time going back over things. Recheck, review, redo. Stay away from starting anything new. Go back and complete what remains outstanding.

If things do get frustrating, don’t get pulled in by it. Take a break… maybe it’s you that needs to be renewed!

Why? Mercury Stationary Retrograde

New Moon in Pisces

What to expect: Creative Genius
What to watch out for: Egos
What will it affect? Intention setting, creativity, inspiration

The New Moon occurs on March 6th at 15 degrees Pisces.

The New Moon is conjunct Neptune making it great for setting intentions for creativity. Vesta, also conjunct the New Moon, is associated with the energy of the vestal virgins who were celibate in order to focus their energy onto their task as the holder of the sacred flame. Vesta represents where we can focus and channel our creative energy. Areas that are particularly great for focusing our creativity at this time include anything meant for healing, inspiration, or escapism – film or video are both represented by Pisces, music or other art.

Because Mercury is in Pisces, it picks up the energy of this New Moon. The retrograde energy allows us to go back and pick up and finish off projects we may have neglected or put on the shelf. We can also review and polish up completed projects. There is always room for improvement. This energy helps us to bring an ethereal quality to our workmanship. If you have a creative project sitting on the shelf, now is the time to dust it off and complete it!

The New Moon with Vesta and Neptune alongside it are also making a sextile to Saturn. With all of this Pisces and Neptune energy, this is good new! It helps to ground the energy allowing us to focus on actually getting things done. Without this grounding, we could spend days in the clouds fantasizing and envisioning and getting very little done! Saturn helps bring it back down to earth and gives our creativity some structure.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon is “In a quiet moment, the flow of inspiration”. Inspiration is something that has divine influence. It moves through us, sometimes surprising even us. As it moves through us, we become clear that it is beyond our own personal intellect, capability or creativity. It is Divine! But for inspiration to happen, we have to get into a state of flow. If we are able to move out of our own way and push aside our egos, we may see some masterpieces as a result of this New Moon!

Why? New Moon at 15°Pisces, Sun Conjunction Neptune, Neptune Conjunction Vesta Sun Conjunction Vesta, Sun Sextile Saturn, Mars Sextile Neptune, Saturn Sextile Vesta, Venus trine Juno

Uranus in Taurus

What to expect: Financial Revolution
What to watch out for: Resistance to change
What will it affect? Finance, values around security

Uranus Enter Taurus on March 6th. Uranus will now make its home in Taurus for the next 7 years. Uranus is the planet of revolution. Anything outdated will be updated. Anything outworn will be renovated. Change and surprising turn of events will happen in all things Taurus. This is a bit upsetting for Taurus as it’s a fixed sign. Fixed sign don’t do change very well. Fixed means it remains fixed sometimes way beyond the time that things need to change. For this reason, Uranus in Taurus may be a bit difficult. Taurus is also a sign that likes security, predictability, and dependability. It’s all about values and as you well know, values are very difficult if not almost impossible to change. Uranus upsets all of that. It brings change to the things that Taurus represents; the earth and all that resides in it; rock, gems, food. It also represents money, possessions, stocks, and bonds We are likely to see big changes throughout these 7 years in all of these things. We’ve been seeing them coming. More people are living off the grid. Homestead gardens are increasing, investments in cryptocurrency have risen. These may or may not take route while Uranus is in Taurus… but they have come along to show us the signs. Things need to change in the food industry, the financial markets and in the way we define security. How this will all look in 7years remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, it will look different. My advice to you is to roll with the changes!

Why? Uranus Entering Taurus

Horoscope: Feb 24 – March 3, 2019

Feb 24 – March 3

Dreaming New Directions

What to expect: Tribe building
What to watch out for: Deep emotions
What will it affect? Visions, communication, direction, emotions

On Feb 25th Mercury in Pisces makes a trine to the North Node. Bring together your dream team for some tribe building, goal setting, and direction. Mercury in Pisces makes us imaginative, visionary, and creative. As it makes a trine to the North Node currently in Cancer, we can come together with others to envision new ways of nation-building and creating new traditions. We are challenged to move away from nationalism to nurturalism. Yes! That’s a word that I’ve made up! The root of it is ‘nurture’. At the heart of it, the North Node in Cancer wants to move is in the direction of emotional security, safety, and peace. Cancer does, however, have a wall or should I say a shell; one that if safe, allows you and others in. Sometimes we believe a wall will keep us safe. But the truth is that safety is an inside job. Remember the TV show “No Shalom in the Home”? Shallom is peace and peace starts from within. The good news is that Moon is in Scorpio and is completing a water grand trine with the North Node and Mercury. This helps us to connect our deepest most turbulent emotions with healthy intuitive thought processes to help us create that peaceful new direction.

Mercury is about to go retrograde so this is an aspect that will happen two more times allowing us to review and course correct any ideas that need it in the next couple of months.

Why? Mercury Trine North Node, Moon trine North Node, Moon trine Mercury

Incorporating Feminine Strategy

What to expect: Focused direction
What to watch out for: Wanting to wander
What will it affect? Values, strategy, direction, inner needs

On Feb 27-28th the Sun will sextile Mars. We’ll get a chance to kick start new directions or projects. The Sun in Pisces will increase our ability to channel creativity into the project. As it makes a sextile to Mars in Taurus, we can take advantage of a focused, driven and persistent approach.

The Sun is also squaring Ceres in Sagittarius which brings up a conflict with our need for creativity and our inner need for wanderlust and independence. We may feel like being out there climbing mountains and exploring. Sometimes though, you have to sacrifice. If we can hold out, we’ll get lots of work done and at some other point in time, we’ll have the opportunity to go off on an adventure!

The thing is that Venus in Capricorn is at the last couple of degrees of Capricorn making a square to Pallas at the last degree of Libra. The energy is about to shift and you may already be sensing the shift about to happen. But before it does, Venus has one last challenge to work through. Pallas is feminine intelligence. It’s strategic and political and especially in Libra, is a negotiator. So how do we combine the status quo, especially when it’s been so patriarchal, with this powerful warrior like feminine intelligence? This is the challenge as Venus square Pallas and it deserves all of our attention!

Why? Transiting Sun Sextile Mars, Sun Square Ceres, Venus Square Pallas

Relationship Breakthroughs

What to expect: Healing
What to watch out for: Unpredictability
What will it affect? Relationships, money, change

On March 1st Venus now at the last degree of Capricorn and will square Uranus in the last degree of Aries. Uranus will move into Taurus next week on March 6th, but before it does we have some last minute opportunities for breakthrough especially in the area of relationships and money. Things can be a little unpredictable!

Later in the day, Venus will move into Aquarius helping us to embrace any change that has occurred and as it does it will also sextile Chiron in Aries helping to heal any wounds with our self-image around relationships and money.

Why? Venus Square Uranus, Venus Entering Aquarius, Venus Sextile Chiron

 

Horoscope: Feb 18 – 24, 2019

Feb 18 – 24

Balance and Fairness

What to expect: Spot on Intuition
What to watch out for: Feelings of insecurity
What will it affect? Money, relationships, social situations, gut reactions

There is a lot going on Monday Feb 18th, 2019! The Sun will move into Pisces in the afternoon, but before it does it will trine Pallas, at the last degree of Aquarius. This is particularly important because Pallas is sitting ‘still’ at the last degree of Libra getting ready to go retrograde. Pallas is also in an opposition to Uranus and has been all month. As it goes retrograde it will oppose Uranus again on Feb 20th , as it did on Feb 7th. If you look back at the horoscope for that week, I mentioned that there might be “strikes, walkouts, organized marches and the like”. Uranus the planet of revolution, surprise and change has been making its last upsets in Aries where we have seen marked change in all the ways we define who we are. Pallas, a faster moving goddess asteroid has been opposite Uranus for this month seeking to balance things. In Libra she helps us see the big picture and strategize for balance, fairness and relationships. We can see further development of that this week. When Pallas turns around and goes retrograde, she clashes with Uranus again and then spends some time as she moves back into Libra going over her strategy. Luckily she starts that review with the Aquarius Sun weighing in with its humanitarian and revolutionary insight. The last time Pallas and Uranus will oppose will be on Sept 11th when both will have moved on to the next sign.

The good news is that Mercury is also conjunct Neptune on the same day allowing us to be seers into the future. We should not second guess our intuition because it will be bang on. If you do find yourself ignoring your gut, I can guarantee that you will kick yourself and those familiar words “something told me not to do that… ” will flow from your mouth! Added to the fortunate energy is that the Mercury and Neptune conjunction will form a sextile to Venus and Saturn also conjunct. This is a grounding and trustworthy energy. It helps us to accurately size up all things relational and financial and do a bit of accounting in both. The only shortfall is that Venus in Capricorn and conjunct Saturn is a little insecure. Do whatever you can to build your self-esteem because it’s the only thing that will stop you from trusting your spot-on intuition.

It’s also important to act on your intuition right away. If you wait, by the 22nd mercury will square Jupiter making your judgment and decision making slightly off.

Why? Sun Trine Pallas, Sun Entering Pisces, Mercury Conjunction  Neptune, Venus Conjunction Saturn, Transiting Pallas Stationary, Mercury Sextile  Saturn, Uranus Opposition, Pallas Mercury Square  Jupiter

Full Moon

What to expect: Accepting our Majesty
What to watch out for: Perfectionism
What will it affect? Emotions, wounds related to self

On Feb 19th the Full Moon will occur at O degrees Virgo. This Full moon will make a tense aspect to Chiron who has finally landed and is enjoying its first full day in Aries. But a Full Moon by its oppositional nature already has its measure of tension. This one, a Virgo moon, is structured, orderly and perfectionist. Opposite to it is the Sun in Pisces which is dreamy, has thin boundaries and is unpredictable. Integrating these two energies is challenging. Luckily they have some help from Pallas who is sextile the Moon and trine the Sun. Pallas is still a bit intense because of her retrograde energy, but in Libra, she is all about being the mediator! She says to Virgo “ you have something in common with Pisces, you both givers and like to take care of people!” She says to Pisces “you can help Virgo, you are both emotional, but Virgo is a little less comfortable accepting hers”.

Ultimately this helps with the tense energy that Chiron brings. Chiron now in Aries where it will stay till 2027, will take us on a journey of past wounding and injuries related to who we are. Be yourself is the goal, but as we step into “you do you” the wounds of how comfortable we are with ourselves comes up. The Virgo moon says I don’t know if I can accept just ‘doing me’… I’m not perfect. What Virgo doesn’t realize is that the old regal star Regulus moved into Virgo a couple of years ago, and has been sitting at this initial degree of Virgo bringing with it rank and status. Regulus in Virgo reminds me of an old friend of mine. She was the daughter of King in one of the African nations, sent to school in North America where we became friends. She would always say “I am my father’s daughter”. Though it was “who she was” she was never comfortable saying she was a Princess. This full moon, like my friend, we must face the difficult feelings we have with who we are and with our own majesty!

Why? Chiron Entering Aries, Full Moon at 0°Virgo

New Directions in Love and Money

What to expect: Pushiness
What to watch out for: Not standing your ground
What will it affect? Relationship, money, communication

Between Feb 22nd and Feb 24th the focus shifts to relationships and money. Venus will conjunct Pluto creating power imbalances. This is further exaggerated because they are both in Capricorn. Venus feels insecure in Capricorn, while Pluto there is busy transforming governments and old and status quo structures. Venus is also related to money, so this week we can see some structurally and transformative moves with regards to money. Lot has happened already in the world of currency and banking. This is likely to be another change.

We may also see this personally in our business or personal relationships. Don’t let insecurity’s and a pushy person pull you in a direction you don’t like!

Mercury will sextile Pluto helping to get to the bottom of things. Our investigative skills are top notch at the time. Though someone may be trying to manipulate or pull power plays we will be able to read between the lines. Additionally the energy helps us to say things we need to say in a very powerful way. Mercury in Pisces adds to it by giving us a hypnotic voice! Kulning draws cows, sirens lure sailors…. you don’t have to push to convince. Sometimes all you need is a magnetic and spell bounding voice!

By Feb 24th Venus will oppose the North Node sending us on a new path. Not everyone is up for the adventure, but those who are with us will come along.

Why? Venus Conjunction Pluto, Sun Square Juno, Mercury Sextile  Pluto, Venus Opposition  North Node

Horoscope: Feb 4 – 10, 2019

Feb 4 – 10

New Intentions & Inventions New Moon

What to expect: Visionary ideas and inventions
What to watch out for: Not capturing the ideas
What will it affect?  Ideas, ideologies, humanity,

The New Moon is on Feb 4th in Aquarius. It’s an optimistic New Moon filled with exceptional potential. This is because it’s conjunct Mercury also in Aquarius and sextile Jupiter, currently in Sagittarius. Aquarius is inventive and forward thinking. It’s liberating and humanitarian. It’s futuristic, and often before it’s time. Making a conjunction to Mercury the planet associated with the mind, communication and with thought processes not only increases the likelihood of breakthroughs and inventions but it is also evolutionary leaps. Jupiter is the planet of optimism, expansion and in the sign of Sagittarius it’s home it expands those characteristics. As it makes a sextile to the New Moon and Mercury it makes us fast-paced, sharp and is likely to make is a little frayed and frantic. You’re gonna want a pen, a piece of paper or several sticky notes and a note taker. Don’t let the flashes of insight come only to lose them. The pace will be fast. WRITE THEM DOWN!

New Moons are always great times for setting new intentions and you’ll want to take advantage of this one! Pull together a think tank, mastermind group, study group or team of experts and channel the energy into intentions for the next step. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius… But what does that mean? The truth is that it doesn’t really matter. You have the ability to create it! What kind of world do you want? Now is a powerful time to set intentions for the manifestation of that world. Venus is also sextile Vesta now in Pisces lending us a compassionate vision for mankind.

Why? New Moon at 15°Aquarius, Sun Sextile Jupiter, Venus Sextile Vesta

Towards Progress

What to expect: Getting things done
What to watch out for: Rebellion
What will it affect? Actions, communication, direction, social change

On Feb 7 Mercury will sextile Mars. Mercury is still in Aquarius and Mars in Aries. Mars gives us tremendous drive and in Aries, is happy to push into unknown territory. This works well with Mercury in Aquarius, filled with innovative ideas and revolutionary ideologies. The push forward towards our new ideas will be immense. The good news is that this also makes us energetic and decisive. If you need to get things done and work towards progress now is the time. Mercury is also squaring the North Node which helps us to break with anything or anybody that may be holding us back. This includes those who we have through to hold authority over us. In fact, this may feel like a rebellion to many! Pallas, the asteroid responsible for feminine strategy is in Libra. She’s being opposed by Uranus which again brings in surprising splits and rebellious actions. Pallas in Libra likes fairness. If pushed too far she fights to regain balance. Expect to see strikes, walkouts, organized marches and the like.

Why? Mercury Sextile Mars, Mars Square North Node, Uranus Opposition Pallas

Uranus in Aries Last Words

What to expect: Breakthroughs
What to watch out for: Resistance
What will it affect? Social change, the big picture, relationships, partnership wounds

On Feb 9th Mercury enters into the last degrees of Aquarius. Mercury is sextile Uranus in Aries also at the last degree. Uranus is about to leave Aries for good but definitely has some last words. Mercury helps to get Uranus’s message across. Once Mercury moves into Pisces things may get hard to grasp or even explain so pay attention for crystal clear messages now. This is truly the last chance for laser-sharp clarity understands of what Uranus has been trying to tell us for years. Mercury also makes a trine Pallas. Pallas is able to help us see strategy and patterns and together they help us see and clearly envision the big picture. It’ll be hard not to get the message!

On the downside, Mercury will square Juno. Juno is in Taurus and is mostly concerned with feeling safe and secure. If the ideas that emerge challenge those values in any way, expect to hear and see resistance in our relationships. Chiron is also sextile Juno, so these ideas may lead to an opportunity for healing some long-held wounds in our partnerships.

Why? Mercury Sextile Uranus, Mercury Trine Pallas, Mercury Square Juno, Chiron Sextile Juno, Mercury Entering Pisces

Horoscope: Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2019

Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2019

Futuristic Plans

What to expect: Innovation and breakthrough
What to watch out for: Letting the energy pass
What will it affect? Society, change, plans, communication, relationships

At the beginning of the week on Jan 29th, we have amazing energy for making plans. Mercury is conjunct the Sun bringing into alignment our thought with our will. Both are in Aquarius which helps us to formulate plans that are forward-thinking and innovative. Uranus will sextile Vesta which also reinforces innovative thinking and breakthroughs. This is especially true as Uranus is now at the last couple of degree of Aries and has increased and concentrated energy for breaking down the old and creating the news. Uranus works well with Vesta the asteroid goddess currently in Aquarius focusing our plans and creative breakthroughs towards making society better.

You don’t have to do it alone. As Juno sextiles the North Node, working within our partnerships can help us to move in the right direction.

Why? Sun Conjunction Mercury, Uranus Sextile Vesta, Juno Sextile North Node

Spiritual Discipline

What to expect: Grounded spirituality
What to watch out for: Allowing humility
What will it affect? Structured guidance, spirituality, spiritual practice

On January 31st Saturn will sextile Neptune. Saturn, currently in Capricorn is concerned with structures, doing things right and taking responsibility. On its own, it can be fairly harsh. But as it makes this sextile to Neptune, its ways are softened. Neptune is in Pisces and is spiritual, creative and imaginative. Both Saturn and Neptune are in their home signs making them both very sure of themselves and their energy. It also allows them to work well together to connect the material world (Saturn) with the spiritual world (Neptune). There is nothing better than grounded spirituality. Neptune lends a faith to our ambitions. This is great energy for meditation and intending. If you don’t know how to mediate now would be a great time to learn. This energy lends itself to being disciplined with our thoughts and desires. If we are easily distracted, we can now learn to be quietly patient with our wandering minds. If we use this energy to connect to source we learn much about ourselves. We learn what we want, what is in alignment with who we are and what we need to do to manifest it. We can bring about our desires as well as bring about the necessary detachment from the desire to allow them to happen. Some suggestions for how to use this energy include a Vipassana retreat where you learn to meditate. Listen to a lecture from Esther and Abraham Hicks, or put into practice a deep yoga practice. Doing these activities can help us make the necessary life changes we desire.

This energy will happen two more times before the year is up, on June 18th and November 8th.

Why? Saturn Sextile Transiting Neptune

Power vs Freedom

What to expect: Freedom to Explore
What to watch out for: Power struggle 
What will it affect? Direction, power structures, relationships, exploring relationships and self, learning 

On the 1st of February Mars will square Pluto and this represents a test of integrity and intention. The truth is this is power struggle energy. Mars in Aries can be tactless and direct and Pluto in Capricorn and can be authoritative and power hungry. It’s a test to work together to transform structures. Be vigilant under this energy. The likelihood of someone being oppositional is great.

Venus is also busy at the same time. She’s in Sagittarius igniting her need for exploration and adventure. She makes a sextile to Pallas which is currently in Libra. The danger is that she will try to see everyone’s perspective which leads to people pleasing. She may want to explore dangerous territory, but warned by friends she may worry that she’s insulting them by ignoring their advice. Venus also makes a square she makes to Chiron bringing up hurt feelings in relationships. But, it may be time to make a break. Venus also makes a trine to Uranus which encourages that break to happen. You may even receive an unlikely invitation. Even though it may appear a little odd, accept it! The good news is that Mercury will sextile Jupiter and you are taken on an adventure that will educate, deepening learning and awareness in ways you didn’t expect.

Why? Mars Square Pluto, Venus Sextile Pallas, Venus Trine Uranus, Venus Square Chiron Mercury Sextile Jupiter

Horoscope: Jan 21 – 27, 2019

Jan 21 – 27

Getting it Right

What to expect? Obstacles
What to watch out for? Feeling like quitting
What will it affect? Direction, lessons, strategy

On Monday, Mars squares Saturn. Mars is in Aries and wants us to get going on things. It makes us want to push ahead. To want to fight and defend. However when it makes a square to Saturn, there are limitations. Saturn in Capricorn wants to make sure we are doing things correctly. Saturn is like a coach. But not a normal run of the mill coach. Like an Olympic coach. One who expects the best. Expects perfection. Will not let you take shortcuts. Or let you be second best. So if you find yourself held back or limited in some way this week. Ask yourself how you can do better. These two energies are clashing, but they can get along if they can find middle ground. Aries likes strategy and to win and can lessen the frustration of the Capricorn slow down by focusing on that.

Mercury is opposite the North Node and this gives us a chance to course correct. Mercury and the North Node are also squaring Pallas, the goddess of feminine strategy in Libra. Pallas in Libra has a balanced view and may feel a little pushed around my the Capricorn Mercury who has a clear idea of how things should go. In a way Mercury is right. We do need to pick a side. Even if we can relate to all perspectives, what is right for us? Check and double check, and then decide you really do want to win. And then do it. As they say “those who hesitate are lost”

Why? Mars square Saturn, Mercury opposite North Node, Mercury square Pallas

Take a Risk

What to expect? Luck
What to watch out for? Going beyond your limit
What will it affect? Money, relationships, adventure, risk taking, debate

On Jan 22 Jupiter and Venus meet up in a conjunction! These two are in Sagittarius and could ignite the travel bug. Sagittarius is the sign that loves adventure and travel. Its also the sign that loves to philosophize and to get into deep academic debate. Venus has us deeply value these activities and Jupiter expands and brings an optimism to it. It’s a also a great aspect for business. Businesses that will benefit include travel, education, and retreats that have a learning component.

Later in the week after Venus moves on a tiny bit, Mars will come up to trine Jupiter and this brings some excitement and drive to the mix. This is an unstoppable combination and if you are a bit of a gambler, it’s also a gambling combination. Gambles can include taking a risky chance at love or money. It can be exciting and fun, but as the gambling corporation says. “know your limit, stay within in it”.

Why? Venus conjunct Jupiter, Mars trine Jupiter

Healing Wise Words

What to expect? Healing mental blocks
What to watch out for? Bad advice
What will it affect? Thought, structures, collective wounds

Mercury squares Uranus and sextiles Chiron on Jan 23rd. The good news is that there is a opportunity to bring healing to our thinking. Mercury is in the last degrees of Capricorn. Mercury speaks with wise authority here and doesn’t suffer fools. But when healing Chiron in Pisces connects with this Mercury, messages from our elders must be listened to. First it is important to know that you are listening to an elder. I’ve said this before. Just because someone is old, doesn’t make them wise. You know you are receiving wise messages when they are delivered with a joyful, detached from the outcome, peace. Even if they are serious. Whatever message we receive, Mercury’s square to Uranus promises sudden and unexpected changes in thinking and in speech.

Why? Mercury square Uranus, Mercury sextile chiron

Horoscope: January 14 – 20, 2019

January 14 – 20th

Old vs Wise

What to expect: Leaving the old
What to watch out for: Carrying forward wisdom
What will it affect? Old and outdated issues, customs, traditions, ways

Last week Venus, Chiron, and the North Node were dancing in grand trine providing an opportunity for us to heal our hearts and open to relationships. This week Venus moves on, but Ceres the minor planet associated with nurturing and mothering moves into the same spot to dance with Chiron and the North Node in a different but equally healing grand trine. All three are in water signs. Ceres will be in Scorpio helping us to work on trust and intimacy issues. It connects with the North Node in Cancer, which encourages us to look back on our lineage to unearth any karmic hereditary issues. They both connect with Chiron in Pisces to treat our collective wounds in self-care and nurturing. This entire aspect can bring up a raw emotional feeling, but deep healing can occur if we let ourselves go there.

In truth, we can be quite complacent about using the energy of a grand trine, but as we move closer to the lunar eclipse on the 20th of January, the Sun starts to oppose the North Node. The Sun and North node will help to bring this energy into a fairly special astrological formation. The Sun will sextile Chiron and Ceres to form a mini trine (or triangle). Ceres and Chiron will trine the North Node to form a grand trine (or equilateral triangle). Together they join to form what looks like a kite. The kite can only fly with a little bit of tension and that tension comes from the Sun opposite the North Node. The North Node is in Cancer and brings family, roots, lineage and family traditions to the focus. But with the Sun in Capricorn at the South Node, we want to hold on to the old, the tried and supposedly true. This can be an amazing time to let go of “old no longer working” customs and move forward with new. It is time to create new traditions, new family, and new foundations.

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with an Elder who taught me that there is a big difference between old and elder. An elder has the same amount of age as the old, but the difference is that he or she has amassed wisdom. We have another fortunate astrological configuration on the 18th. Mercury will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. With both in Capricorn, we can draw on a pearl of deep and penetrating wisdom. Grandfather and Grandmother wisdom. The Elder wisdom of these two in conjunction to help us make wise, measured, laser sharp decisions. In fact, it may not be a bad idea to seek out the advice of an elder. This helps to bring the needed transformation to the foundations and structures mentioned above.

Why? Sun Opposition  North Node, Ceres Trine  North Node, Sun Sextile Ceres, Sun Sextile Ceres, Sun Sextile  Chiron, Sun Square Pallas, Mercury Conjunction Pluto,

Adventurous Magnetism

What to expect: A magnetic spark
What to watch out for: Misleading offers
What will it affect? Relationships, money, optimism

Venus and Mars will be in an exact trine until January 18th. We can enjoy the magnetism that these two will generate. Venus in Sagittarius and Mars in Aries create a fiery combination. This combination works much better if there is a bit of a chase. Mars in Aries jumps in with spontaneity and Venus in Sagittarius is definitely up for the adventure. Great things to do to take advantage of this energy are day trips or weekend trysts. Try out a new hiking trail or forge into new territory with a new type of foreign food. Entrepreneurs take note… use the energy to capitalize with adventurous offers. But buyer beware. Jupiter is still in a close square to Neptune and by the 20th Venus will square Neptune exactly. This is not so great energy for businesses. It brings about vagueness or dishonesty with money and relationships. Make sure to be clear and honest in your dealings.

Why? Venus Trine Mars, Venus Square Neptune

The Real Lion’s Gate – Lunar Eclipse

What to expect: Endings
What to watch out for: The need for courage
What will it affect? Leadership, courage, ego’s, change

The Lunar eclipse happens on January 20th at 0 degrees Leo. The Sabian symbol of this Lunar eclipse is “Under emotional stress, blood rushes to a man’s head”.How symbolic! When this total lunar eclipse is exact, it will look like a big red ball, like blood rushed to a man’s head. This degree represents the fire we feel as our egos are bruised and we are inflamed to defend. We are like the lion king. Maybe we’ve been living a life of Hakuna Matata (no worries) up until now. But now is the time to step up to lead! We’ve been working towards this energy all week! We are now ready to let some things go and to move into change. At this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, the Sun which is opposite the Leo Moon is in Aquarius. It’s definitely ready for change, innovation and progress. But when the earth gets in the way to block the Sun from translating its light to the moon, change progress and innovation may desert us momentarily. Do we lose our courage?

The Sun will also square Pallas. Yes, we see the complete story. But with Pallas in Libra, unfortunately, we try to see both sides. Rather than make a decision to move forward, we may decide to sit on the fence. Fortunately, the Eclipse will square Uranus helping us to break through the indecision. Suddenly we roar. Our faces may be red with the adrenaline coursing through our bodies. In fact, it might come out of the blue and surprise even us. Did I just say that? Did I just do that? Well now that you have, there’s no turning back!

Mercury trines Juno so whatever we say, even if it is a bit shocking will get the support of our partners!

Why? Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 0°Leo, Sun Entering Aquarius, Pallas Square North Node, Sun Square Uranus, Vesta Square Juno, Mercury trine Juno

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Horoscope: January 7 – 13, 2019

January 7 – 13th

International Relations

What to expect: Expansion
What to watch out for: Communication issues
What will it affect? Relationship building, values, communication and direction

Venus enters into Sagittarius on January 7th making it a great time for international relationships. What cross-border relationships do you want to establish? Our values shift toward expansion, in particular, global expansion. If you have a desire to expand into new territory, now may be a great time for investing in those relationships and Venus in Sagittarius will help you do so.

Mars is also in Aries and is driven to get things off the ground. However, Mars makes a square to Mercury in Capricorn on the 8th which sets off a bit of clash. Mars just wants to get things going but Mercury throws in the “what if’s” and the “have you thought about’s”. Actually, it’s more like “you can’t do that” and “that’s kinda stupid”. And this starts a bit of a conflict between the two. Mars in Aries is quite okay with making some mistakes and asking for forgiveness (instead of permission). Mercury in Capricorn, on the other hand, is concerned about quality and image and takes into consideration the impact that making mistakes and looking “stupid” can have on reputation. Mars in Aries doesn’t live in that kind of fear and knows that making mistakes and looking stupid is the way to move forward and figure it out. So what’s the compromise? Mars can slow down a bit to make sure there are not fatal errors being made. Mercury can be a little more flexible and open to a little less perfection.

Why? Venus Entering Sagittarius, Mercury Square Transiting Mars

Dynamic Duo

What to expect: Solid partnerships
What to watch out for: Abuse of power
What will it affect? Power dynamics, relationships, structures, and goals.

The Sun meets up with Pluto on January between the 10th and 12th and makes a trine to Juno, the marriage and partnership asteroid. The Sun and Pluto and Capricorn create a powerful combination. With this conjunction happening in Capricorn we see power focused on achievement, and building something that is enduring. It does however like the tried and true. And it is a bit intolerant of the weak and feeble. With the trine to Juno, it brings this powerful energy into partnerships. United we stand. Divided we fall… It highlights the power that comes from strong and solid partnerships. Juno is in Taurus which favours tradition, reliability, and groundedness. Normally this kind of traditional energy works best with conservative relationships, but you can take advantage of the energy if you work towards mutual understanding, clear expectations, agreement on goals and agreement on values. These qualities are the hallmark of interdependent relationships! If you have soul mate or twin flame relationship that just works, all that much better. The benefit, of course, is that we can do more together than we can apart.

Why? Sun Conjunction Transiting Pluto, Sun Trine Transiting Juno

The Fool!

What to expect: Over-optimism
What to watch out for: Over-optimism
What will it affect? Risk taking, gambling, beliefs, international trade and finance,

On January 13th Jupiter squares Neptune. This energy will be in play all year as Jupiter and Neptune dance in their forward and retrograde motions. In total, they will make three conjunctions. The first conjunction is on January 13th. The next two will be June 16th and September 21st. At their exact conjunction, the energy will be strong, but with these two in this dance all year, we can expect much of the year to be filled with this energy. In fact, this is one of the major transits of 2019 and is a particularly difficult one for business and business activity. You can still launch a business and get things off the ground with success. Back in 1853, the last time Jupiter was in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces on May 1, 1853, Levi Strauss & Co. was founded. But it should be noted that on that day Neptune and Jupiter were probably the farthest they apart they could be while doing this dance.

What can we expect from this combination? Well, Jupiter is in Sagittarius the sign that likes gambling and risk-taking. It expands things and makes us feel more optimistic and generous. On its own, this is not a bad thing. But the square to Neptune currently in Pisces brings in an illusory quality. Our optimism becomes over-optimism. Our generosity becomes lavish. We may be sold on things that promise much but deliver little such as get rich schemes, volatile stocks or pyramid schemes.

Luckily for this first conjunction, we also have Mercury conjunct Saturn. This helps us to view things critically and to have a cautious approach. On the other hand, we may be so convinced of our knowledge and authority on a subject that we speak with influence, leading many to believe we know. The danger is that we are strong and wrong.  Neptune makes a sextile to Mercury and Saturn lending inspiration to our authoritative voice. We dream out loud and others say “yes!”. The best way to use this energy is to do so in an area that over-optimism and foolish risk-taking may be served well. I can’t tell you how many entrepreneurs I know who have acted without much thought, only to realize much later that if they had known better, they wouldn’t have. That foolish action led them into following their dreams albeit with much hard work and failure. Yes while sometimes it can work out, most of the time it will fail! We just learn from our failures, which in my books is a success!

Why? Jupiter Square Neptune, Mercury Conjunction Saturn