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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Week Beginning Friday, September 27th 2013

Photo by Stacey Hinkle ~

Sept. 28th - Venus square Mars
Sept. 29th - Mercury enters Scorpio through December 4th / Saturn square Pallas
Sept. 30th - Uranus trine Pallas
October 1st - Sun square Pluto / Mercury into shadow phase / Mercury trine Neptune
October 2nd - Saturn trine Chiron
October 3rd - Sun oppositions Uranus / Venus square Nessus / Eros opposition Nessus

ARIES:  Challenges, breakthroughs and old terrain is covered in the areas of relationships, life direction, career, your desires, authority figures, and how to handle/integrate the ongoing changes are highlighted this week.  This is personal and directly aimed at strengthening your sense of self – what is workable and what is not.  Stay with the internal dialogues through healing meditation, Gratitude for what IS working while surrendering to your internal growth and healing.  Mercury enters his shadow period on October 1st as he slows down for his retrograde in the 3rd week of October.  Patience and the willingness to gather information while relinquishing the “need” for any final analysis is your loyal friend through the end of November.

TAURUS:  A cycle begins regarding your communications and agreements with important others (partner, business, professional experts, clients) as Mercury enters your 7th house of Scorpio until December 4th.  A fruitful process begins asking for your patience, inner awareness/connection as you gather information and ponder upon your communication skills and style of connecting.  Challenges arise in your personal life and partnership dynamics seeking action and adjustments.  Work, health, spiritual awareness and belief systems are once again undergoing change.

GEMINI:  Reviewing the schedule, health needs, pet care and the daily structures in your life are under a period of review as Mercury begins his slowdown on October 1st.  You are invited to let things gel and coagulate through the end of November before making new commitments or mission statements.  Allow extra time for daily tasks too.  Shared assets, resources, insurance policies, creative endeavors, love relationships, goals, and friendships undergo another level of shifts, challenges and developments in order to learn and grow are in the spotlight this week. 

CANCER:  More awareness and hence clearing possibilities as life direction, career, home, parents, and partnerships are activated.  Challenges to your personal desires and security needs ask for adjustments and actions.  Mercury begins is slowdown on October 1st in your 5th house of children, romance and creative endeavors.  What you think is settled is still up for review and change through the end of November.  Careful with your resources (emotional, esteem, financial and otherwise) as your values are challenged by a child, creative or romantic connection.

LEO:  Personal desire and self-expression is challenged by realities and financial requirements surrounding, home, family and security needs.  Mercury begins his slowdown in your 4th house of family, personal life and parents on October 1st.  A review period begins in agreements, contracts and communications at the core foundational layers of life – allow plenty of time (end of November) before committing to a course of action.  Work, health, schedules, spiritual development, agreements, siblings, local environment and communications undergo a very personal cycle of change, shifts and evolutionary development for you.  Be kind and take your time.

VIRGO:  Mercury ingresses Scorpio on the 29th for a long stay (December 4th) in your 3rd house of communications, travel, education, your local neighborhood, siblings and contractual agreements.  At the start of October Mercury is already slowing down for his retrograde in the 3rd week.  Allow plenty of time to gather information and your thoughts before agreeing to binding alliances or large purchases.  This is a potent time to review and revisit former writing, data and educational projects knowing that November will bring a green light to forge ahead.  Review, revise and revisit.  More focus, change, challenge and awareness is brought to your finances, shared resources, creative endeavors, children’s affairs and love life.  Slow and easy.

LIBRA:  You’re relating and home dynamics are under another level/process of development as breakthroughs disguised as challenges present themselves this week.  Awareness/surprises from important others, pressures/attempts at manipulation on the home front, and a focus on your values and resources in relation to your friendships and goals.  What to do?  Breathe in and release out as you have the inner resources to handle whatever comes up.  It’s the Universe’s way of testing to make sure you learned the lessons.  Holding your own, respecting your boundaries while going within to connect with old imprints that are seeking release. 

SCORPIO:  Mercury enters your sign on the 29th for a long stay until December 4th.  October 1st Mercury begins his slow down (shadow period) as he prepare for his retrograde in the 3rd week of October.  You are invited to slow down the outer connections and pull your energy inward to review, listen, ponder and contemplate.  This is not a time for big purchases, thinking you have all the answers or information, or signing documents.  Patience is your ally as you move into a personal gestation period.  More changes, challenges and breakthroughs in health matters, work arenas, spiritual development, communication, writing and education.  Take your time to respond.  Holding the space of healthy boundaries combined with healing compassion is the way through.

SAGITTARIUS:  This week’s energy is seeking a balance between your goals/desires/alliance and your children, romance and personal creative projects.  Money, self-esteem and your values are part of this equation.  Any challenges that arise you are familiar with.  See this as a testing time of “have you learned the lesson and are you in a state of high self-regard”?  Mercury enters your 12th house of solitude, prayer, meditation and working behind the scenes.  You have plenty of time to ponder and review your next steps and agreements.  Mark December 5th as your official coming out period when clarity and the willingness to share your ideas, plans, and views will be ready to be shared.

CAPRICORN:  Making peace with yourself, your life direction and humanity is supported as adjustments are available.  Awareness continues regarding the (ongoing) balance of personal vs. public life.  This is long term energy for everyone and any pressure felt is a perception and not the truth of it.  Support in the areas of friends, goals and dreams are available.  The way through is compassion, commitment and right relations.  Mercury enters your 11th house until December 4th.  You have plenty of time to create your future by going inward and dialing down the externals.

AQUARIUS:  Awareness regarding your communication style, relationship to your local environment, belief systems, subconscious fears, family patterning and spiritual growth are the areas for development.  And, as Mercury enters your 10th house of life direction and career you have time to ponder and gestate upon your future and “where” you want to be in this thing called life.  Mercury begins his slow down at the beginning of October encouraging you to steer clear of binding agreements until the end of November.  Colleagues and employers from your past may begin to pop up with increasing frequency offering you work and advice.  Uranus makes a supportive trine to Pallas indicating that intelligent career offerings are on tap..stay with what and who you know now.

PISCES:  Aligning with your spiritual beliefs (if they are of love and light) provides emotional support as Saturn reaches out in trine to Chiron in your sign.  This can also indicate development in your publishing, teaching or travel areas.  Awareness between shared resources vs. personal resources are a focus now.  As is a challenge (stretching…) in the areas of intimacy, debt, partner’s money, corporate resources, insurance, sex and goals, groups, technology and personal dreams.  Mercury heads into your 9th house until December 4th and begins to slow down in preparation for his retrograde later in October.  Feel free and supported to delay any major decisions in the areas of law, travel, education, marketing and media.  The more you are patient the stronger the insights.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Wassenarr, Holland ~ Photo by Jean

Wednesday, September 25th: The Moon continues through intellectually detached Gemini as the Sun makes an awkward connection to Neptune in the evening EDT making it challenging to stick to clear objectives and actions....that's ok right?

On THURSDAY Venus moves into trine with Jupiter (both in water signs) visualize, feel it, connect with the highest and best emotionally in heart related matters, travel, education, finances and art. Positive developments are probable. Mercury also moves into trine with Nessus signaling our intellect is supported to witness the shadow side of relationships and humanity without the need to react or rebel. Additionally, the Sun trines Juno providing stability in all relationship oriented matters - the give and take is in balance now as we embrace and trust our hearts.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Monday, September 23rd 2013

Photo by Stacey Hinkle ~

Monday, September 23rd: The Moon is in sensual and "of the 5 senses" Taurus is VOID all day on Monday (Voids are when the Moon is not making aspects to the major planets indicating a time of emotional apathy or rest. NOT a time to push for decisions or fresh initiatives). We are still under the stabilizing Saturn Pluto sextile which is presenting an "opportunity" to commit to our emotions, finances, and spiritual resources in a manner that supports you and those around you.

On TUESDAY the Moon ingresses curious, communicative and restless Gemini at 3:35 a.m. EDT. It is a fairly quiet week energetically with the energy of the Venus Jupiter trine flowing in our affections and generosity. That will be exact early Thursday evening EDT indicating a time of financial and romantic expansion, goodwill and opportunity. Educational, writing and travel activities are nicely supported this week as well.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Friday, September 20th 2013 ~

Photo by Scott Anna ~

Friday, September 20th: Pluto, the transforming energy of death and rebirth is moving direct (after a 5 month retrograde) at 9 degrees of Capricorn. Another level of evolution, soul growth, releasing in order to build anew begins again. The next Uranus Pluto square occurs on Nov. 1st and will be in operation all of October. The Moon is now transiting initiating Aries until Saturday evening and signifies a time of autonomous action.

Venus moves into trine with Chiron bringing a healing and compassionate energy to our relationships. The desire to learn and teach is of value now as is all energy work.

On SATURDAY the next Saturn Pluto sextile occurs providing opportunities to structure our emotions, money, and projects. Commitment and hard work feels good as a stronger sense of clarity surrounds our priorities and energy expenditure. The Moon is VOID all day until 6:34 p.m. EDT when she ingresses sensory loving and persistent Taurus. The Fall Equinox begins on Sunday as the Sun transits into Libra.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Week Beginning Friday, September 13th 2013

Photo by Mark Harvey ~

ARIES:  The challenge to mature in some way, aspect and orientation as Venus, Saturn and the N. Node unite encourages some realizations to filter through that will strengthen your foundation in finance, savings, relationships, intimacy, corporate money, others psychology, inheritances, commissions, loans and birth.  Moving ahead with dignity and grace while progressing toward a calm and realistic acceptance of what or who you need to commit to, is the growth, the soul expansion and the lesson.  Insightful words and communications come from others this week – you need to hear them out, ponder and process.  The Full Moon on the 19th in spiritual Pisces brings awareness in the subconscious areas of dreams and manifestations.  ~Healing fear of commitment?

TAURUS:  Commitment in relating to be your personal best while incorporating your precious values is the message your ruler Venus brings as she conjuncts Saturn and the aspect of soul growth, the North Node.  Perhaps this takes the form of committing to relationship or professional partnership.  Maturation and realism is part of this equation and maybe even a little fear.  That’s ok as when we embark upon the new and what is truly important to us we experience some trepidation – go with it.  The Full Moon in Pisces suggests that a dream, goal and the realization of what you really, really want to experience in life is upon you.

GEMINI:  Realizations and breakthrough flood in as Mercury connects with the Uranus Pluto square and helps to propel you through to the next level of self-actualization and psychological awareness.  Venus and Saturn connect with the North Node of soul growth inviting you to commit more deeply to your purpose, values, services and physical health.  Cultivating practical schedules and work practices feed your visions and goals.  The Full Moon in soulful Pisces on the 19th strengthens your life direction, reputation and career connections.

CANCER:  Mercury connects with Uranus and Pluto (as Venus did last month) challenging our freedom needs, old conditioning “scripts” and intellectual process regarding our personal needs, career ambitions and relationship desires.  Breakthroughs of thought are ensured as is awareness regarding where others are truly coming from.  The Venus Saturn and North Node conjunction invites you to commit more deeply to your passions, desires, children and romance.  A period of recovery is in strong evidence allowing you to heal from certain realities and experiences while incorporating a level of wisdom and hence, compassion to your love relationships.  This may also speak to a “commitment” to a hobby that can become a full blown business affair.

LEO:  Home, family life, housing and your sense of self stabilizes in a maturing and reality oriented way.  You have learned a lot and are ready to incorporate that hard fought maturity into the next level of doing your life in a way that is grounded, practical as well as nurturing.  Congratulations are in order for the Venus, Saturn, N. Node conjunction in the area of life that invites you to create that energetic “home” for self that supports you in thriving.  The Full Moon in creative Pisces on the 19th opens up the portals of psychological awareness, acceptance and growth.

VIRGO:  Your lessons in communication and effectiveness grow deeper at the Venus, Saturn, N. Node conjunction in your 3rd house of deep, detailed, patient verbal exchanges.  Learning to “talk through” that which formerly silenced you is no longer an option as you are pushed and supported to speak your truth.  Mercury is also on board as the areas of values, self-esteem, intimate connections and taking responsibility for verbal connections with others is integrated more deeply.  The Pisces Full Moon on the 19th in your 7th house of important partnership requires that you hold yourself to an honorable code of clear and truthful discussion.

LIBRA:  Slow but methodical growth continues to unify in your resources as Venus, Saturn and the N. Node conjunct in your 2nd house of resources.  Resources include your talents, self-esteem and beliefs of abundance.  Commitment to your personal best along with an element of facing up to any fears about not being good enough are the entrance fee.  Mercury’s entrance into your sign encourages you to speak your truth plainly as he opposes Uranus in your partnership house and squares Pluto in your 4th house of home and family.  The Full Moon in spiritual Pisces occurs on the 19th bringing every day affairs, responsibilities and work to an illuminating culmination.

SCORPIO:  Inner creations create our outward creation.  In this instance, the creation is you.  Your bearing, clothing, hairstyle and communication style create a message for the external world.  The Venus, Saturn, North Node conjunction is a uniting of the internal with the external package.  Commitment and a personal sense of maturity is more than likely part of your emotional environment now.  Pluto’s station into direct motion this month backs up the message even further regarding all the ways that you communicate to others “who you are.”  Very nice indeed.  The Full Moon in Pisces further accentuates your need to express and connect with your passions and desires in the most authentic way possible.

SAGITTARIUS:  Your need to get away, dial down from superficial exchange, release old roles and ambitions has been implicate in your deep and highly private soul growth.  Tending to the past and getting real about the family of origin and generational influences (often having to do with fear and limitation) has and continues to be necessary for your spiritual development and personal nurturing.  The Venus, Saturn, North Node connection this week further deepens your commitment to your values, goals, self-esteem and abundance realities.  Concentrating on your internal landscape will inevitably create your external realities – tend to these well.  The Full Moon in Pisces on the 19th highlights your soul, home and personal life.

CAPRICORN:  Your social network, crowd, tribe, teammates, business contacts and friendships are the area of focus as Venus, Saturn and the North Node connect in your 11th house of connections and dreams.  A deeper commitment to some or all of the above is probable this week as your value system, need for wise connection and dedication to a goal or group increases.  Pluto is also preparing for his direct station next week building another level growth and purpose into your life regarding your image, physicality and sense of self.  The Full Moon on the 19th in your 3rd house of creative Pisces brings a culmination and awareness regarding agreements, discussions, contracts and communication projects.

AQUARIUS:  Relationship status, community role, career, life direction, and your reputation are a few descriptors of the areas positively affected by the Saturn, Venus, North Node connection in your 10th house this week.  A level of commitment to your work, status, avocation results in you being taken more “seriously” – whatever that means for you.  Your spirituality and belief systems play a role in how you conduct yourself now.  The Full Moon on the 19th falls in the area of life that affects your income, self-esteem, stuff that you own/buy/sell and your talents.  Culminations and awareness are due now.

PISCES:  Expansive, philosophical, spiritual energies combine with grounded and committed Saturn in your 9th house of spirit, knowledge gathering, publishing, travel and education.  Venus conjuncts Saturn and the North Node suggesting a time of realism and manifestation.  Connecting with your highest integrity and value system (what is important to you?) are the avenues to growth and maturation.  The Full Moon in your sign on the 19th brings personal matters, image and physical health to a culmination of awareness and level of closure. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Week Beginning Friday, September 6th 2013

Sunset on Lake Ontario ~ Photo by Steve Wiley

ARIES:  A rethink and review of your motivations, desires and shared resources (a partner’s, corporate money, bank lending, debt, children’s needs) will be important this week as Mars squares Saturn.  Your ego, desires (romantic and/or creative) are hitting some sort of blockage bringing to light the need for measured responses (vs. reactions) and adjustment in your planning.  As Mercury heads into your 7th house of important others know that discussions and negotiations are on the table over the next few weeks.  Venus heads into your 8th house of intimacy, sexual expression, shared finance, debt, commissions, taxes and psychological health.  Through the first week of October people are more willing to share of themselves sweetening your sense of support, prosperity and comfort.

TAURUS:  As energy builds in your 5th house of artistry, imagination, your children, and romance you are on notice to prioritize your life and schedule in the “allowing” of your instincts and natural self-expression.  Fun for fun’s sake is important now.  Pleasure with your children is important now.  Making time for inspiration and your love life is important not.  You connect with more of “yourself” as Vesta the asteroid denoting your relationship to self seeks creative expression as she ingresses Virgo and transits through your 5th house until November 15th.  Mars squares both Saturn and the N. Node bringing some limitations/fear/anger in the areas of personal life and relationship so often in hindsight we find what we “label” as negative is an inherent gift – seek out that message this week.

GEMINI:  The area of communications, agreements, work environment and schedule is open for some shifts and adjustments as Mars makes his square to Saturn and the North Node.  Whatever is limiting or less than ideal trust that it is useful and workable information arriving.  Venus enters your 6th house of work, employees and service softening the impact as well as providing a compatible way forward.  Pallas is also lending her creative skill and professional ambitions to your ability to forge agreements and communicate effectively as she enters your 3rd house of Leo through November 10th.  Mercury lends his creative intelligence to the mix as he ingresses your 5th house of Libra and ups the ante of intellectual and creative problem solving.

CANCER:  The focus continues to build in your material and financial environment.  Eros, the God of Love and Passion enters Leo your 2nd house adding another layer of energy and desire to your values, resources and innate capabilities.  Valuing yourself as a creative individual fuels the manifestation of abundance and aspiration.  Pallas, the Goddess of Wisdom joins Mars (energy and desire) and Eros (passion and sex) in your 2nd house until Nov. 10th.  Pallas lends an ambitious and intelligent energy to the Leo sign of fire.  Plenty of support and insight is available to you as you deal with a perceived set-back and frustrating energy when Mars squares both Saturn and the North Node on the 9th.  Growth is indicated through effort, hard work and commitment as well as responding vs. reacting.  Venus sweetens the passionate 5th house as she transits through October 7th suggesting that you can trust your creative inspirations and trust that who you are is more than enough.

LEO:  The passion factor rises yet another level as Eros enters your sign as an erotic approach to initiation and taking action colors your presence through October 7th.  Pallas, the Goddess of Wisdom raises your awareness and intellectual acumen when she enters your sign on the 11th and stakes out your next ambitious steps through November 10th.  Now, there is a problem to fix, frustration to address and issue to resolve when Mars in your sign squares both Saturn and North Node in your 4th house of home, security and parents on September 9th.  The way through involves, commitment, emotional integrity and responsibility.  Mercury will enhance your communication ability and you are due more exchanges and connections through the 29th

VIRGO:  Vesta enters your sign on the 10th and sits in for a spell until November 15th.  She lends a spiritual focus that can lead to a deeper level of personal integration, focus and reverence for your spiritual journey here in Earth School.  Eros enters your 12th house of spirit, the past and contemplative activity suggesting a 4 week period when you are “passionate” about your journey, applying your spiritual wisdom and intention as well as being a supportive agent for others in need of your care and help.  Mercury exits your sign and enters your 2nd house of Libra until the 29th.  Over the next three weeks you may be multitasking more than usual, acquiring more personal “stuff”, selling some “personal stuff,” and strengthening your interpersonal relationships skills. 

LIBRA:  Your need to turn the volume down on external stimuli continues as you are supported to go within for your dream weaving, inspiration and contemplations.  Mercury enters your sign on the 9th inspiring you to share more of your thoughts and plans through the 29th.  Mars makes a square to Saturn and the N. Node suggesting that a personal goal/dream/connection is running into resistance in the form of confidence and personal resources.  Venus enters your 2nd house on the 11th supporting your connection with abundance and your personal value system.  More of what you value is flowing in.  Vesta’s entrance into your 12th house deepens your need for inner connection and floating time while aligning with your deepest desires and truths.

SCORPIO:  Before abundant Venus enters your sign on the 11th a reckoning between your career ambitions and the soul growth trajectory that Saturn and the N. Node is demanding upon you.  An obstacle appears that in the moment may feel defeating and unsupportive but rest assured there is a silver lining that strengthens and focuses your personal commitment and development.  Mercury’s entrance into your 12th house of internal reserves and energy prepares the way for Pluto’s direct station in your 3rd house of communications and the elimination of negative personal tapes – releasing thoughts that are old and outworn while simultaneously converting your mental habits in a way that is empowering and supportive.

SAGITTARIUS:  Far off places and adventures pull you even stronger when Eros the God of Love and Pleasure enters your 9th house of travel, foreign connections, media, and higher mind.  New information, landscapes and mystery are the areas of arousal and passion.  Pallas joins in on the 11th adding her intellectual power to your desires and expansions – media, marketing, travel and knowledge gathering are areas of growth.  Some calibrations are called for when Mars (also in the 9th) squares up to the manifestation planet Saturn and soul growth North Node.  A long held belief with plenty of ego attachment can be the area for stopping you in your tracks for a rethink.  Take it and thank the Universe for the wake up call – blessings so often come in what we label as “limiting” experiences.

CAPRICORN:  Eros and Pallas enter your 8th house of psychology, shared assets, death and rebirth as well as sex and intimacy.  Eros can up the libido ante fueling the desire to experience the erotic on a very deep level of existence.  Feeling to the depths of your soul and hoping for transformation in return can be a strong instinctual urge.  When Pallas enters this house on the 11th she brings the element of intellectual creativity while merging her mental acumen with that of the instinctive (Mars).  This may bring some very helpful energy in reorganizing and handling financial debt, investments and the buying and selling of shared assets.  Wait until after the Mars Saturn square on the 9th to feel that you have a committed practical handle on next steps regarding groups, resources, wish fulfillment and technology projects.

AQUARIUS:  Pluto sextiles the North Node of Soul Growth this week drawing in an energy designed to adjust/connect with at the subconscious level of future unfoldment in life and career.  At the same time, Mars challenges these very areas in the form of a person/partner/associate that stirs up anger or controversy.  Controversy can be a creative engagement helping you clear out and commit to meaningful ambitions and life goals.  Your committed partnerships are strengthening as Eros the God of Love and Passion enters your 7th house (thru Oct. 7th).  At this time erotic love requires committed partnership in order to fulfill its potential.  Pallas enters your 7th house as well bringing an intellectual creativity to all of your personal one-on-one’s.  Career advancement is intertwined with others through mid-November.

PISCES:  Vesta’s entrance into your 7th house of committed partnership introduces a time when you may seek sacred connection and sexual expression through another.  Your sex drive strives for deeper meaning and spiritual connection through mid-November.  This energy can also take the form of the mirroring process (seeing more of oneself) through the lens of others.  Pallas the Goddess of Wisdom also enter your 7th house this week bringing her intellectual powers and ambitions to and through your work and relationships with others.  Venus enters Scorpio on the 11th bringing pleasure and value to your educational, media and travel endeavors.  Mars creates tension on the 9th when he squares Saturn suggesting a time of potential conflict between work/daily schedules and education, legal and media endeavors.