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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Week Beginning Friday, August 30th 2013

Brantingham, NY ~ Photo by Jean

who is relaxed and refreshed from her vacation :)

ARIES:  This is the time of the year to focus on tasks, work that needs to be done and your health.  Striving for efficiency and effectiveness receives a boost at the New Moon in your 6th house of Virgo on September 5th while reaching out in a supportive fashion to home and personal life as well as your career and reputation.  Being of “service” to others serves you and “them” well.  While transiting your 5th house (through Oct. 15th), Mars encourages play, competitive sports, taking a “chance” on passions of the heart, energetic activities with children and indulging in a desire or two.

TAURUS:  Setting your own priorities, doing what you want (as much as possible), children involvement and pleasure related activities are strongly encouraged while the Sun transits your 5th house and the New Moon (Sept. 5th) provides a supportive inflow of energy.  Venus is now softening the edges of issues that arose with colleagues and employers and you are willing to work with others and resolve any challenges that arose.  Mars is now transiting your 4th house (until Oct. 15th) of home and soul stirring up attitudes and behaviors that are often unconscious – being aware of “why” you do what you do is the evolutionary learning cycle.

GEMINI:  As is true every year at this time your attention turns to the most inward and personal aspects of life.  The Sun’s transit of your 4th house encourages the tuning in to your soul, home and family needs.  Events of the past may surface supporting you to understand early imprints and how those conditioning factors affect you now.  The New Moon in Virgo on the 5th provides supportive fresh energy to make change at the foundational levels of living, grow your earnings and strengthen your savings and investment picture.  While the Sun sextiles both Saturn and the North Node practical application for future growth both personally and professionally is at hand.

CANCER:  With the Sun transiting through your 3rd house of Virgo it can be a useful time to notice how you handle your everyday connections and communications.  Strengthening your communication skills (listening is as important as talking) is a worthy goal as the New Moon (Sept. 5th) provides the energy and insight to expand your wisdom and relationships through your communicative skills.  Mars continues his transit of your 2nd house (through Oct. 15th) – a time when your ego can be inclined to overly identify with your earnings and what you own.  But, we are not our paycheck, car or furniture – right?  This may be a time of extra spending due to “desire” and also extra earnings due to “ego drives.” 

LEO:  The planet of ego, desire and energy is now transiting your sign through mid-October.  In the spirit of helpfulness I’d like to offer some operational tools to make the best use of this transit.  You have the physical drive to show others what you are capable of – good!  You also may have a tendency to be insensitive to the feelings/needs of others – not so good.  You are much more dominant now than you have been in a long, long time - please use it wisely.  Slay dragons of fear and self-doubt while negating the need to falsely use this energy as a means to feel more powerful or gain control over others (false empowerment vs. authentic empowerment).  The New Moon in your 2nd house of self-esteem, what you own and earnings offers an additional layer of opportunity (Sept. 5th) to connect with your innate talents and expand your services and influence.

VIRGO:  Happy New Solar Year Virgo.  With the Sun transiting your 1st house you will be able to recharge and focus on personal matters, desires, and personal style.  The New Moon in your sign initiates an effective time to make an impression on others, update your look and health.  Relationships with friends, children and lovers should benefit from September 5th onward.  Yet, Mars is now transiting your 12th house of the subconscious or acting out in ways that do not support your conscious desires/needs.  I encourage you to take things slowly while building in extra time for rest, reflection and contemplation.  Working alone is great now, if possible as there is satisfaction found behind the scenes and in your private affairs.  When/if you feel emotionally upset it is wise to go within and investigate the source of any fears or limiting beliefs rather than taking it up with “external” people and situations.  Life is an inside job.

LIBRA:  The month preceding your new solar year is a time for reflection, rest, solitude and soul connection.  Going deeper in the understanding of your soul purpose, innate creativity and evolutionary development may be easier to align with and connect to.  The “emptying out” process of goals, ambitions and desires that have reached their “sell by” date is not only encouraged but probable at the New Moon on September 5th which will help expand your understanding of purpose while building upon foundational personal understanding of who you are and what you have to contribute.  Mars transits your 11th house of personal goals, self-actualization and helpmates you encounter along the way through mid-October. 

SCORPIO:  With the Sun and New Moon (September 5th) highlighting your 11th house it is best to work and cooperate with others.  Your purpose in life is now integrally related to groups, team efforts, personal dreams and reaching out for relations with others in order to grow and learn.  The New Moon has the potential to enlarge your understanding through philosophy and spirituality while supporting transformative growth in communications with others.  Mars continues his transit through your 10th house of ambition and life direction indicating a time when you prefer to be your own boss and are not very tolerant of authority.  Be aware of ego issues with those who hold sway over your career.  But, the Sun’s connection with both Saturn and the North Node suggest that growth potential and earth “lessons” are connected with the collective and group endeavors.

SAGITTARIUS:  It is naturally a time to turn your attention to your public life, career direction and reputation.  The New Moon occurs on September 5th in your 10th house of vocation, superiors and parents.  This lunation favorably aspect Jupiter in your 8th house of support, transformation and financial planning while connecting with Pluto in your 12th house of the subconscious, spirit and innate creativity.  Mars is transiting your 9th house of spirit, education, world view and travel through October 15th bringing energy and drive to learning more and traveling.  Publishing, marketing your talents and the media may be important elements over the next several weeks. 

CAPRICORN:  Broadening your horizons is a natural desire as the Sun transits your 9th house.  It is an extremely favorable time to study, travel, teach, market and stimulate your intellect.  At the New Moon on September 5th opportunities to enlarge your religious and spiritual life are probable as this lunation expands your relationships and personal identity and desires.  Mars transits the transformative 8th house through mid-October bringing endings and shifts to desires and ego drives.  Conflict can be a very creative process as you may be forced to shift your perspective and psychology in order to reexamine and modify your position/attitude.  Other people’s resources may be the area of dispute and please be careful of running up debt and spending resources that are not yours or that you do not have!  Sexual expression can ramp up now as the desire to experience transformation through the bonding with another is a strong urge.

AQUARIUS:  The 8th house represents your psyche, inner complexes, fears, life transformations and endings.  Endings may appear both literally and figuratively (long held beliefs and fixations) as compulsions surface that may lead to behavior you do not understand.  Often, situations and people show up that force you to change and shift your psychological orientations.  This can also be a time when your partner’s resources are of concern.  The New Moon occurs on September 5th signaling a time for fresh development and opportunity in all of the above matters.  Mars continues his transit through your 7th house of partnerships and competitors (through Oct. 15th) denoting a time of possible conflict with others that creates tension.  However, it can also indicate a time of energy expenditure in working with others – the more aware of your own ego and desires the more you can work with self in order to work with others!

PISCES:  The New Moon occurs in your 7th house of partnership, competitors, clients and business professionals providing opportunities both romantically/creatively and with personal goals and team building efforts.  When the Sun is furthest away from your sign, as it is now, it can lower your energy as the needs and opinions of others must be taken into account.  Mars continues his transit through your 6th house of work, obligations, tasks and things that must be handled through October 15th.  The 6th house is one of service which can be tricky to balance when the planet representing ego and ambition transits.  So, do the work, exercise, slow down and focus on doing a good job – whatever that means for you. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Monday, August 26th 2013 - Venus in transition

Otter Creek in Upstate NY ~ photo by Jean

Monday, August 26th: The Moon continues her transit through Taurus where we seek comfort, familiarity and predictability. Yet, Venus oppositions Uranus indicating another level of shifts and discomfort may be present in relationships and with our financial affairs. Venus squared Pluto this weekend bringing power issues, rage, and the need for some deep internal changes within our values and romantic affairs. Now, we are restless and tired of feeling pinned down, put upon or controlled. Now we are asked to be discerning regarding our real needs for change versus knee jerk responses. Hold off on binding decisions or agreements as the Sun moves into opposition with Neptune infiltrating the day with feelings of uneasiness, depression or confusion. This combination can also be helpful for creative awareness and breakthroughs. Walk lightly...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Friday, August 16th, 2013 and beyond...

The Masks We Wear ~ photo by Scott Anna

Friday, August 16th: Venus transits into her home sign of Libra until September 12th. Our affections move from the practical and discerning into the desire for harmony, right relations and beauty. Remember, she is moving into the Uranus (opposition to Pluto on the 26th) Pluto (square to Pluto on the 24th) square energy. Our personal value systems, romantic energy and financial resources can be areas of increased awareness and the need for change/adjustments.

Jupiter moves into trine with the N.Node over the next several days while conjuncting Eros the God of Love and Passion. Expansion in our emotional experiences combined with issues of morals and ethics as well as allowing more knowledge and wisdom to flow in. On the 17th Uranus moves into square with Eros seeking emancipation and action regarding freedom needs within romantic liaisons (both for self and supporting the other to be comfortable embracing their authentic self-expression).

We have another powerful Full Moon in Aquarius on the 20th conjuncting the centaur planet Nessus. Developments and awareness of how we want to participate in the collective/group/friendship realms while increasing perceptions of historical abuse and misuse of power. This can have a transforming affect as we commit more deeply to a dynamic of equality and fairness.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Week Beginning Friday, August 9th 2013

Photo by Scott Anna ~

ARIES:  An interesting alignment unfolds this week between Uranus (in your 1st house) and an asteroid called Pallas in your 4th house.  Pallas represents your capacity for creativity, wisdom and clear thinking as well as how to use your intelligence to seek truth and gain power.  Some tension is evident in within your sense of self and your living/family/housing/parental situation.  Squares are useful as they often point up the need for change and adjustments.  To further support this situation is a beautiful Chiron trine to Pallas.  Chiron in Pisces (your 12th house) speaks to your ability to change your life through creative imagery and the “emptying” out of the negative and wounding.  Regardless of what the perceived conflict/tension trust that process of going within, holding the highest possible outcome in your mind’s eye and creating a powerful vision of that life experience can shift the energy in your outward experiences.  Chiron says that your understanding needs to be one of letting go, believing in your spiritual force and creating your life from within regardless of what is going on around you.

TAURUS:  Saturn the Teacher is transiting your 7th house and aligns in a trine aspect with the God of Love, Eros (3rd house of communication) suggesting a time of support in your communications with important others.  For some, this may evoke a verbal or contractual commitment.  For others, it may indicate verbal support for a creative, travel or educational endeavor.  Yet others, may hear words of love from another in a way that is undeniable in feeling and in their commitment to you.  Eros in Cancer longs to be wanted and craves the significant others attention and deep need for attachment – you can expect some semblance of affinity and verbal support this week bolstering your sense of well-being.

GEMINI:  Mercury’s recent entry into your 3rd house of expression, travel and study bodes well (until the 23rd) for discussion, local community involvement, writing and commercial activity.  What appears limiting or blocked on the 11th regarding work schedules, employees or travel finds viable solutions on the 14th.  Money, financial transactions, loans, debt, savings and support from important others is strongly accented as Pluto opposes passionate Eros.  A financial or intimacy coup may be evident as breakthroughs in your financial (insurance/inheritance/alimony) or personal bonding open the door for success, triumph and sexual pleasure. 

CANCER:  A powerful week develops as Saturn trines Eros on the 9th signaling stability and focus in your creative, romantic and children sector.  Personal passion is tempered and measured leading to a level of maturity and responsibility.  Pallas, the asteroid of creative wisdom, connects in trine aspect to Chiron the healer, interlacing your intelligence with vision in your educational, travel or promotional endeavors.  On the 14th Pluto in your 7th house of others opposes Eros in your 1st house intimating positive developments within committed relationships and business partnerships.  A time of powerful feelings and desires.

LEO:  Mercury travels through your sign until the 23rd delivering a positive time for discussions, connections and sharing your personal views.  On the 11th       a sense of blockage or limitation may happen in connection with home and family but by the 14th new avenues for travel, adventure and spiritual understanding arrives.  Much continues to happen behind the scenes in the way of research, rest, private musings and spiritual development.  Something comes into stronger focus and awareness regarding transformation, secrets, hidden “desires”, daily work schedule, health (yours or another) or employee situations as Pluto opposes Eros.

VIRGO:  You are in a two week period where keeping your thoughts and plans out of public view is beneficial as Mercury transits your 12th house of secrets, rest, solitude and spirituality.  You will be ready to share more after the 23rd.  Venus continues to magnetize positive influences in your personal life, image, and attractiveness (also – the ability to “attract” positive situations and people) as she transits your 1st house until August 16th.  You have a fertile opportunity to see below the surface of other people's camouflage, confusions, and creativity as Neptune moves into opposition with Orcus, an energy or TNO, that represents perception - a feminine energy that has the ability to see below the surface of things in a way that does not emotionally drain you. 

LIBRA:  Interpersonal relationships are important this week as Uranus (the change agent in your 7th house) makes a square to Pallas (the asteroid of wisdom transiting your 10th house) advocating the need to address challenges in your public/career life and your relationships/clients/professional partnerships.  Chiron in your 6th house of everyday affairs and responsibilities moves into a supportive trine aspect with Pallas indicating that the way through relationships issues is through the use of your compassion, wisdom and creative imagery – “see situations in the most ideal way possible through the mind’s eye” as you envision the change inwardly.  As a society we are not taught to work with our energy internally to create the change and flow that we seek to experience externally. 

SCORPIO:  Practical and grounded Saturn moves into a trine with Eros the passionate God of Love on the 9th suggesting that the discovery of concepts, people or vistas igniting you with wonder and intrigue are rooted in feasibility.  Taking conscious steps towards actualizing an ideal, educational or travel desire can become “manifest.”  More integration may be occurring for you as you integrate a philosophical, religious or spiritual ideal into your personal belief system and self-expression.  Pluto opposes Eros on the 14th heightening awareness between your conscious thought and your connection with the larger world through travel, writing, publishing, legalities and personal avenues of communication.  Passion!

SAGITTARIUS:  Your emotional development, spiritual attunement and discovery of the unknown within continues to be a cycle of growth and development.  Eros is urging you to take a risk, a leap of faith, and to connect and release outworn habits and beliefs.  Feel the depths of your soul and hope for transformation in return.  Experiencing the erotic on a deeper level may bring a sense of longing as Pluto opposes Eros on the 14th and invites you deeper into the waters of intimacy and sex.  Mercury transits through your 9th house of spirit, knowledge, and travel as trips of both the literal and mental kind can expand your perceptions.

CAPRICORN:  Saturn’s trine to Eros on the 9th portends a time for personal goals to be met with stability, commitment and endurance in your personal relationships.  A friend or client may ignite feelings of passion and desire too.  When Pluto opposes Eros on the 14th levels of awareness and desire can rise to a heightened pitch that can be hard to ignore or suppress.  Mercury’s forward movement through your intimacy zone ensures that necessary discussions can and will happen with intimate partners.  Financial planning is supported as is paying down debt and collaborating with others.

AQUARIUS:  Uranus transiting your 3rd house of contracts, local travel, education and communication meets up with asteroid of wisdom Pallas, in your 6th house of daily work, employees and health suggesting a time of surprise or upset in the areas of work, health, travel and communications.  Something will need to be worked through as calmly as possible.  As Chiron trines this asteroid of clear thinking expect positive insights/developments in the area of personal finance and earnings.  Mercury continues his transit through your 7th house ensuring that clear communication can and will happen.  On the 14th when he connects with your ruler positive agreements and understanding from important others can set you off in a positive direction.

PISCES:  These may be passionate days with Eros the god of love and desire transiting through your 5th house of true love, romance, dating, creativity and children’s development.  Saturn’s trine from your 9th house suggests that entertainment, playfulness and risk taking are well received in your publishing, travel and educational pursuits.  On the 14th when Pluto opposes Eros personal dreams and creativity are due for some real expansion and pleasurable experience.  Chiron’s connection with the wise asteroid Pallas invites you to employ creative imagery in the manifestation of your heart’s desire.