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Friday, April 24, 2015

Mercury's long trek through Gemini April 30th - July 8th

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Mercury enters Gemini on April 30th.  
Enters Retrograde Shadow (starts slowing) on May 4th at 4 degrees Gemini.  
Turns Retrograde at 13 degrees Gemini on May 18th - June 11th
Turns Direct on June 11th at 4 degrees Gemini
Clears Retrograde Shadow on June 27th (passes 13 degree Gemini)

In it's home sign Gemini, Mercury seeks stimulation, intellectual challenge, pranks, and variety.  At the deeper levels this process can speak to the concept of duality.  Where do you think one way and act in another?  Do you apply the knowledge you carry? Does life happen to you or are you conscious of how thought manifests your reality?

Mercury squares Neptune 3 times (9 degrees Gemini to Pisces) during it's retrograde suggesting a dissolving effect (confusion - thinking you have the facts/data/assumptions correct when they are yet to be fully formed) on your opinions, plans, and perception of children, siblings and friendships.  

Dates to be extra mindful of decisions/discussions are May 9th, May 29th and June 23rd while simultaneously understanding that something is in the forming/molding/gestation stage as Mercury is also positively contacting the North Node in Libra (the inner relationship/integrating your duality of thinking one thing and doing another in relationships).  The future is taking shape but patience is a virtue...

The number 4 is also prominent in this retrograde process (shadow begins at 4 degrees Gemini and the actual retrograde at 13 degrees (1+3=4).  Four energy is about practicality, organization, building resources and seeking knowledge. You are gaining expertise in the areas mentioned below.  Pay attention to your process and anticipate solid perspectives and plans to emerge by the end of June.

ARIES: Mercury's energy is intensified in it's own 3rd house as you have more discussions and conversations with others.  Meeting new people, traveling more frequently and contact with relatives and neighbors amplifies.  Yet, a re-patterning is taking place naturally persuading you to ponder your beliefs.  Reviewing educational and writing projects is natural for you now.  A sibling or sibling "like" relationship floats back into your world - there is important information for you.

TAURUS:  Your attention turns to whatever you value in life be it material, spiritual or intellectual.  A redefinition is underway repatterning your mind in these very areas.  A review of your inherent worth, money making ability, talents and material ownership is in a period of revision.  What you integrate and learn during this time will upgrade your outlook and earning potential.  Meanwhile, be very slow to commit your resources until the end of June.

GEMINI:  Your very manner of personal expression is undergoing a renovation and repatterning.  Your ability to examine yourself with greater objectivity and detachment is of immense value.  Be the watcher of your reactions, responses and thoughts.  A weeding out and upgrade is underway and what you learn about yourself will be of immense value into the future.  Table the need for important discussions, contracts and life decisions if possible.  You are in a gathering mode that will stand you in good stead at the end of June.

CANCER:  As your mind turns inward and embarks upon a journey of the past you are getting in touch with the more hidden sides of your personality, unconscious drives and habitual fears.  Consider this a clearing out period as you are unconsciously undergoing a period of renovation that will lead to deepening renewal and self understanding.  This may also portend a time of increased insights into your spirituality, divinity, intuition and higher truths.  Savor this passage.  Ask yourself what you want to create and manifest?

LEO:  Examining your ideals to find out how well they have served you is under review.  You need and will have more exchanges with friends and other groups you are associated with.  Talking over your problems with friends will be helpful now.  You are in a process of repatterning your goals, desires and tribal connections.  Lost connections often reappear to help you learn more about yourself and your social relationships.  Reviewing your future.

VIRGO:  You are undergoing a period of time when thinking about your life direction and outer world expressions (work, community, public) will be of immense value when Mercury and your gathering process collates and integrates towards the end of June.  Wisely, you are holding off talking (when possible) with superiors, bosses or employer about your work, advancement and plans while you gain a deeper sense of direction.  Your wisdom in knowing that any discussions/plans implemented during the retrograde will shift and morph yet again when Mercury turns direct.

LIBRA: A strong time for any kind of study, knowledge acquisition and education is commencing.  You may be reviewing your belief systems and assessing how cohesive and applicable they are in living out your life.  This is not an opportune time for launching a new website or media campaign but is a powerful time for revising and tweaking the content and details.  Travel may be in the frame now and is most probably to places and people you know and are familiar with.  Legal activity may slow now too fusing you with the knowledge that forward movement will once again commence into July.

SCORPIO:  Shared resources, loans, real-estate, and investments are undergoing a period of review.  Insurance or tax payments that have been on hold may now come in during the retrograde.  Alternatively, this is not a proprietress time for initiating new savings or resource allocation plans.  At the deeper levels a powerful time for personal transformation in your thinking, psychology and spiritual understanding is undergoing a renovation.  You need some private intellectual down time in order to re-sculpt your inner mental habits, fears and outworn beliefs.  A stronger mental orientation emerges into July.

SAGITTARIUS:  The desire to reach agreements, glean understanding and discuss any difficulties that may come up in your important key partnerships is a focus during the Mercury retrograde.  A process of gaining clarity and understanding with the others in your world is under review.  Wisely you hold off on assumptions as you connect to the "patience is wisdom" principle in your communications.  Clients, experts and people from your past may reappear enhancing the internal process of building self-mastery in your relating skills.  That which feels tabled or on hold is in the process of manifestation and will reemerge more clearly into July.

CAPRICORN:  For you especially please work with the "time conservative" principle.  Being time conservative means that you build an extra 1/3 of "time" into what is usually a rout and routine task.  A molding process is underway in your everyday life connected with work, health regimes, health prognosis, pet care and being acknowledged in your work.  Please know that less is more - this is not the time for new office equipment, software programs and appliances.  Revisiting those habits and systems already in place in the spirit of refining and ergonomics is nicely supported.  Life returns to more normalcy and intelligent insights into July.  You will also gain a deeper understanding of the value of your services - professional and/or domestic.

AQUARIUS: Who are you?  What brings you pleasure?  Do you feel safe enough to truly and authentically express yourself?  These are the areas of focus now as is making time for play, your children and the younger generation.  Much is to be gained through experimenting with your inner communication urges and allowing them to rise into the light of outward expression.  You are entering a time of reflection and review regarding your creativity, romantic relationships and for some, children development.  More confidence and self-love is the urging of the Mercury Retrograde.  Please heed it's call.

PISCES:  This is a natural time of intellectual withdrawal to reflect, think and examine your personal life.  Your inner most thoughts are under a period of review as your mind is pulled to the past.  Trust that these areas are seeking some sort of resolution and understanding - you become more aware that unresolved pieces from your past are surfacing now to be integrated and acknowledged ultimately strengthening your life, soul growth and personal security.  Allow yourself a "personal pass" on decision making with family or domicile knowing that clarity and congruency grows as you enter July.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Moon in Aries ~ April 18th Video

Photo by Judy Anderson

New Moon in Aries, April 18th
exact at 2:57 p.m. EDT
trines Galactic Center @ 27 degrees Sagittarius
Mercury conjuncts Eros @ 6 degrees Taurus

~Divine Inspiration, honoring personal truth, 
instinct and intuitive urges.  
~Ideas merge with passion spurring on the grounding and "making it happen" energy.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Chiron ~ Spiritual Awakening and Natal Horoscope Placement

Chiron in the birthchart shows a wound, a sensitivity and a vulnerability that is often no one's fault.

Chiron in transit indicates a potential time for illumination, awakening and spiritual development.

Chiron's transit of Pisces lasts until April 2018.  In Pisces we find music, artistry, meditation and creative visualization as effective healing modalities.

Find Your Chiron Placement 
Abbreviation Key:

AR = Aries
TA = Taurus
GE = Gemini
CN = Cancer
LE = Leo
VI = Virgo
LI = Libra
SC = Scorpio
SA = Sagittarius
CA = Capricorn
AQ = Aquarius
PI = Pisces


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mercury transits Taurus

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The energy representing how you think and communicate, Mercury,  joins Mars in Taurus on April 14th where he will transit before his long transit of Gemini beginning  April 30th.  Mercury brings conscious awareness and potential discussion to the Mars energy of desire, assertiveness and personal will.

The 21st and 22nd are strong days for Mercury when he first trines Pluto signaling a few days of concentration, financial flow, effective planning, and powerful discussion.  On the 22nd he conjuncts Mars in Taurus (16 degrees) supercharging your mental prowess, pragmatic reasoning, communications and travel.  Your words can come across more strongly than you intend on the 22nd.  Others will be expressing themselves more intensely as well - be aware if you are feeling angry or frustrated.

Mercury in Taurus communicates carefully, making sure of each word before saying it.  There is a slowing of your perceptions as your mind retains, steadies and consolidates ideas, this is a down to earth approach to planning and practicality.  Spontaneity is tempered with your desire for a more deliberate understanding.

ARIES your mind is centered on your values - material, intellectual or spiritual.  You will think about and plan more than usual now.  Negotiations can be a focus concerning property or money.  Your more concerned with business and commercial affairs - shopping and business activity increases.  Transactions and planning will be more important and as a result you should be able to make the situation work out the way you want. ~Valuable communications

TAURUS it's a good time for expressing your point of view to people.  You are able to put more of yourself into what you say and your more authentic as a result.  Your mind will be more active and you can accomplish a great deal over the next two weeks.  You may have a strong urge to get out and travel around your town and community.  This can also be a strong period for profitable and interesting negotiations or contractual discussions. ~Clarity of mind

GEMINI is more inclined to keep your opinions to yourself even when you "should" speak up.  You are also more in touch with the hidden aspects of yourself and others as you tune into the subtler aspects of life.  You may feel like withdrawing to think, study, daydream or meditate.  This transit can encourage a period of research or planning done in private. ~Contemplative time

CANCER influences you to think about your goals and personal happiness.  Are your goals really or own or have they been influenced by friends and other people?  You will have more verbal and intellectual exchanges with friends and groups you belong to.  It's a nice time for socializing and discussions.  Thinking about your future is not uncommon and is useful to examine you desires.  ~Increased social discourse

LEO your professional life is on your mind over the next two weeks to include community involvement and any public activity you partake in. Communications in your outer life may assume greater importance than usual as can paper work, following procedures or travel.  Advertising and contract negotiations should work out favorably.  ~Public communications

VIRGO it's a good time for study, education and intellectual eagerness.  Subjects relating to foreign places, the law, philosophy, publishing, education or higher knowledge will grab your attention.  A trip may be in the cards and if so should be interesting, active and different than the norm.  ~Elevated insights

LIBRA a time of inward reflection and reflecting upon your psychology and getting in touch with your more hidden thoughts, beliefs and feelings.  Exchanges can have a profound effect upon you causing you to make changes in your ways of thinking.  Finances, property and resources held jointly with another are a focus.  ~Transformational dialogue

SCORPIO clarifying and explaining issues with important others may be a focus.  You need other people's input regarding your plans and views and this can be an effective time for clearing up any misunderstandings within key partnerships.  You seek intellectual stimulation and conversations.  Contract negotiations and client activity may increase.  ~Receiving input

SAGITTARIUS you are more attentive to detail and using the best techniques available as you plan carefully and work out active steps in advance.  Your planning has a great sense of purpose.  Doing your job and being effective in your daily schedule is a priority.  Mercury can also increase nervousness or anxious - be aware of perfectionism tendencies.  Hygiene and health is a focus.  ~ Devil's in the details

CAPRICORN using your mind for amusement and self expression bring pleasure.  Prank playing and personal amusement is amplified.  Enlarging your mind through playing, games, with children and in creative expression is enjoyable and effective.  Mental leisure is important - doing, saying and expressing because it feels good without the need for purpose or productivity.  ~ Intellectual gymnastics

AQUARIUS it's a time of intellectual withdrawal to reflect and think about all of the activity and ideas you've encountered recently.  A time to examine your personal an domestic life and to make plans whether they are meeting your needs.  Increased communications with parents and siblings is probable.  ~ Personal pondering

PISCES you will have many discussions, contact and conversations with others.  Meeting new people, increased travel, and more exposure to relatives and neighbors are highlighted.  It's a good time for all intellectual activities, commerce, writing and communication.  Stay flexible and open to people's point of view as there may be useful insights to integrate.  ~Connected and on the move

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Venus transits Gemini ~ sign by sign

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Venus transits Gemini from April 11th until May 7th.  In Gemini, the Goddess of Love and Relating expresses her affection verbally, cleverly, lightly and playfully.  The need to talk about your emotions and feelings is important for intimacy and connection.  Pleasure is changeable, curious, talkative and friendly.  Intelligence and wit is valued now as is variety and new stimulation.

Pay attention to what comes up for you in the way of value, focus and in relationships as Mercury will be transiting this very area for an elongated period of time.  Due to his retrograde (May 18th - June 11th) Mercury will be transiting Gemini from April 30th to July 8th amplifying and re-patterning your mind, plans and the decisions you implement in early July.

Dear Aries as Venus transits your 3rd house,  your everyday surroundings and activities are more pleasant and agreeable - your social life picks up.  Neighbors, siblings and friends highlight your days with chatter and light hearted exchange.  You discover there is a considerable amount of love in your everyday life.  Beauty in your everyday life is important and of value. You are eager to connect, drive about and enjoy the scenery.  A magnificent time to tell people you love them.  ~Love and beauty in the day to day 

Dear Taurus as Venus transits your 2nd house,  your ability to attract material possessions, money and people elevates over the next several weeks.  Financial opportunities may arrive but be aware that you are more apt to spend lavishly as well.  Purchases can include artwork, jewelry, beauty procedures and clothes.  Borrowing money and financial negotiations should favorably.  ~Beautiful acquisitions

Dear Gemini as Venus transits your 1st house, your desire to relate to others strengthens as you are willing to compromise, tend to negotiations and agreements.  Your energy is filled with warmth and agreeableness heightening your ability to attract high vibratory people and circumstances.  Life feels softer and friendlier now.  The Law of Attraction is a powerful tool to manifest positive situations ~A good time for a good time

Dear Cancer as Venus transits your 12th house,  selflessness in love and life may expand over the next few weeks.  Caring for a loved one, charitable activity and volunteerism are possible.  You are not seeking immediate gratification now and feel inspired to share of yourself in a helpful manner.  Time spent in self-reflection, meditation and floating time is especially rejuvenating and enjoyable.  Secret desires and relationships may be experienced now.  ~Forbearance and grace

Dear Leo as Venus transits your 11th house, you feel friendly and its a great time for group activities, friends and personal happiness.  Any situation in which you deal with many people is favored by this transit.  You want what is good for everyone and your ego energy is happy to comply.  All of your relationships, personal and professional possess a friendly quality.  ~What's good for others is good for you.  

Dear Virgo, as Venus transits your 10th house, attracting favorable circumstances regarding your work, public role and community involvement is enhanced.  People are viewing you as charming, appealing and willing to compromise.  Artistic matters , public relations or design work can occupy your time.  Any new relationship will be with someone older or more established who may act as a mentor or guide.  ~Enhanced reputation and goodwill

Dear Libra, as Venus transits your 9th house, conscious expanding experiences that broaden your life through beauty, love or travel can bring about personal growth.  Enjoyable pleasure trips, art exhibits, foreign connections and celebrations may be avenues for increased delight with the world around you.  Media relations, web design and educational exchanges are extremely satisfying.  Increased spiritual awareness can occur now.  You are attracted to the new and different. ~Mind expansion 

Dear Scorpio, as Venus transits your 8th house, existing relationships can deepen and give love a greater intensity.  A relationship that begins now will have a deep and transformative effect.  You may attract money through a business partner, spouse, financial outlet or inheritance.  Money owed to you can come through now and seeking a loan will be easier.  Psychological healing and support increases. ~ Benefits through others

Dear Sagittarius, as Venus transits your 7th house, it's easy to create a stronger balance between yourself and others enhancing all of your relationships, key partnerships and client relations.  Expressing affection in your committed partnerships sweetens and flows as you value more deeply the others in your world.  A new relationship may enter your life.  ~Harmonious relating

Dear Capricorn, as Venus transits your 6th house, work, daily schedules, co-workers, and employee relations are all positively affected as you seek and receive a higher level of camaraderie, cooperation, and support from those in your day to day life.  Responsibilities, obligations and tasks take on a softer and more pleasurable tone.  Benefits may come from those in your routine or health related environment.  ~Enjoyable schedules

Dear Aquarius, as Venus transits your 5th house, a favorable time to relax, play, feed your heart and express yourself is encouraged.  Love relationships and dating are satisfying as others more readily enjoy you simply by being you!  Art activities, concerts and esthetic pleasures are especially gratifying.  It's easier to enjoy and relate to your children and the younger generation. ~Open hearts

Dear Pisces, as Venus transits your 4th house, enjoying family, spending quiet times at home, beautifying your living space and entertaining guests is gratifying and valuable.  Relations with your parents are enhanced and feel more harmonious.  You feel amiable in a quiet way and enjoy like minded people surrounding you.  A deepening sense of security and personal value is more easily accessed and understood.  ~Soul rhythms

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Jupiter stations Direct ~ transits Leo through August 11th

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Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo on 
Wednesday, April 8th where he will transit through August 11th

Dear Aries, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo your creative self-expressions commences another chapter of growth and expansion.  Children's relationships are set to improve and love relationships also have the capacity to expand the range of experience in your life.  The keyword is freedom as well as a growing sense of self and renewed faith.  Fun is important.  When you have fun your energy rises.  When your energy rises you attract good things. ~Heart openings 

Dear Taurus, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo gain is found within your soul, home, and personal life.  Your inner most sense of self is enhanced as is a need to be true to your self and your vibrational essence.  Any trouble within your domestic sphere is on the path to resolution.  Generosity within the family is possible, as is a move or home improvements.  Family support may feel stronger over the next several months.  ~Firming up inner foundations

Dear Gemini, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo communications with others improve and you are able to say what is on your mind more effectively.  Your everyday life is expanding to increase your wisdom and understanding through everyday contacts, friends, siblings and community.  People want to talk with and support you.  Writing, education and travel are all areas that can fuel evolution.  Car and computer purchases are possible.  ~Mental expansion

Dear Cancer, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo your values are cultivating another level of manifestation through your earnings, material possessions, talent development and spiritual gain.  It is now easier to effectively manage your resources to concentrate on a goal and desire.  Managing your material world and personal resources brings confidence and personal growth.  ~What do you value?

Dear Leo, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo another major cycle of increase is occurring.  Getting to know yourself better through personal discovery and new experiences is a need now.  People and resources are likely to be drawn to you and the spiritual dimensions of your life and personal truth is expanding.  Your increased self-confidence is expanding your scope of activities. ~Learning about yourself

Dear Virgo, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo your powers of manifestation are stronger as you are invited to go within for your motivation and spiritual fulfillment.  Your heart is more sensitive as are your powers of visualization and reaching another level of personal integration through healing the past, prayer, meditation and dreaming. You are very interested in spiritual truths and wisdom now.  ~Remembering your divinity

Dear Libra, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo your hopes, ideals and wishes for the future are entering another cycle of development and manifestation.  This is not a time to go it alone as helpmates are appearing or are on the way.  People are more than usually supportive and helpful through August.  You may also be in a mood to positively transform or reform society.  ~What is good for others will be good for you

Dear Scorpio, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo recognition or the esteem of your contemporaries may increase as long as you don't fall into the trap of arrogance or entitlement.  Promotions, public recognition and the ability for far reaching achievement is possible now.  Travel, writing or foreign contacts may become more important in relation to your work, community involvement and working with the public.  For some?  A marriage or change in status.  ~Life direction expands

Dear Sagittarius, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo your educational, publishing, legal activities and quest for knowledge increases.  Your desire to learn more about the world around you, connect with higher consciousness, or advance your education improves.  Your views on life are changing and this is a powerful time of maturation in the most positive sense.  ~Personal adventures

Dear Capricorn, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo insurance, commission, alimony, or tax payouts that are overdue or on hold are now received.  Pooling resources with another through investment or business partnership is possible now.  People are more willing to help you and share their resources with you.  Healing limiting psychological patterns is supported.  ~Benefiting from other people's resources

Dear Aquarius, as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo another chapter of one-to-one encounters with people who can help you out in various ways is underway.  You are not inclined to go it alone, nor should you.  You very much need another person's assistance to mirror your individuality.  Through August it will be a good time to consult with professionals and learn through their expertise.  Committed relationships can grow stronger, uncommitted can convert to commitment, and those in partnerships that have stagnated may now find the courage to leave.  ~Learning through others

Dear Pisces,  as Jupiter turns direct at 12 degrees Leo work and schedules become more fulfilling and enjoyable.  Better working conditions, co-workers or employee hires is probable over the next few months.  Feeling supported and more gratified in one's daily life is healing and life affirming.  There is a tendency towards weight gain during this transit.  If you've experienced ill health recovery will now be easier to attain and maintain.  ~Upbeat duties and tasks

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gestating on Jupiter? TWO Day for Thursday and Friday, April 2nd & 3rd ~

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Thursday, April 2nd:  Something is brewing and is definitely tied to the opportunity and expansion that seemingly has been on hold since December.  The mind is clear and pragmatic and the heart is becoming inflamed with possibilities as the Sun trines Jupiter in a fiery connection that invites you into the world of inspiration, "asking for more from life," and taking a chance.  Identifying and believing in your optimism and desire for growth is part of the fuel that is gaining a foothold.  Jupiter has stopped in the sky in preparation for his station direct on the 8th.  Identify, act on opportunity and back up that opportunity with applied steps and planning.  Mercury is trine stable Saturn indicating that your goals and faith do indeed hold fertile and sustainable ground in the conscious mind.  Very good ~ The Moon in Virgo is VOID however, all day long....plant those seeds with a view to next week as a time of manifestation and outward opportunity.  Create it now internally but be patient...

On FRIDAY the Moon heads into Libra and you feel the Eclipse energy (you already do...), hopefully you not quaking under the bed in fear but committed to your own emotional processing while being aware of content and the commitment to release.  Be the watcher and process whatever comes up.  The slower the better actually.  There is a feeling of finality, of taking stock and clearing up any residual denial that may be lurking.  Without challenge there would be no growth, without choices there would be no evolution, without fear there would be no bravery. ~