Hello readers. It's going to be a very interesting month with much change happening in the Stars. First the Nodes of the Moon have changed Nov 7th. This is a big deal. The Nodes are about the emotional needs of the times. In Leo and Aquarius it was about finding your voice, getting out there, becoming more assertive and spontaneous. Now it's Cancer and Capricorn which is about security, feeling safe, being emotionally (Cancer) and physically (Capricorn) secure for the next 18 months. But it's a feeling - so it's complex. We will hit the lows in order to find a secure place. We will hit the highs, and have to come down to the middle to stabilize. But it will be one heck of an emotional ride. Get ready to FEEL a lot, and yes, to change even more than you have already. No breaks for us for the next few years. But there are upsides, so just think of it as an adventure, put on your pith helmet and play your way through the journey.
Uranus has also retrograded into Aries, out of Taurus. This is opposite Venus now in Libra, making way for sudden emotional events. Back in Aries he is about revolution again. The victory of the Democrats taking the house should infuse them with energy to make changes, but better not forget the people outside protesting the changes they want, had better be made, as promises won't cut it anymore. Deliver or perish in the next round. Revolution is being empowered by Uranus and there is no stopping it and its energy is in Aries till March 7th. From now till then things will be very heated.
The 7th the New Moon is in Scorpio, along with the Sun in Scorpio. It's a day of deep thinking and planning and a chance to begin anew.
Venus has moved into Libra toning down the energy of a retrograde Venus in Scorpio, which help lessen the intensity, but it's still retrograde till the 16th so just because it's not as intense don't be fooled that it's not as misleading or confusing. Its still not a good time for romance or business decisions.
On the 17th Mercury in Sagittarius is retrograde until Dec 6th and clear around the 15th. So we're still in slow it down, take a rest, do inner work or plan times. From now till Dec 15th is really good for planning, organizing, but not taking action till the 15th of December when our hearts and minds will be running with clear energy again. If you have to take action now make a contingency plan too.
But the big news of the day is that on Thursday the 8th, in the wee hours, Jupiter moved from Scorpio to Sagittarius, his home sign. Imagine that you are Jupiter and you travel around and around, spending 1 year in someone else's home or energy, then move to another with very different energy than your home, and you have to adapt and make the best of it, and finally after 12 years you come home. How good must that feel to be in your own energy, your own beliefs, your own domain. Imagine the relief, the letting go, the joy of being home. Even with the best vacation in the world, its always good to come home and sleep in your own bed, and that's the mood that Jupiter embarks on his next 13 month journey in his own home. There is a relief, a thankfulness, a positive mood. Jupiter give us this same energy to enjoy. All that he is is given to us in his raw form, its true form. He is abundance, he is joyfulness, playfulness, expansion and spirituality. He is high learning (getting smarter) and he is global travel (understanding others). And he is God's messenger, carrying the flame of our creator so we never forget where we are truly from. Whatever house is Sagittarius for you, is blessed this year, showered with abundance, fun and adventure. The next year is a time to laugh more, explore more, see more, learn more and prepare for next year when Jupiter moves into Capricorn and gets much more serious and potent as she works with Capricorn and Uranus to expand the revolution to a new level.
On November 15, Mars moves into Pisces, a water sign, so not Mar's favorite place (what does water do to fire?). He will move into Aries on January 1st, so in keeping with this low key winter of introspection and planning, Mars too will slow you down to take on the world in the new year. When Mars enters Aries on Jan 1 we can expect an explosion of action and energy - good and bad. It's appropriate for the start of 2019, which is sure to be a wild and crazy year for us all.
Finally Sunday 11/11/2018 (also 11) is a magical day. Make wishes (burn candles), share kindnesses, buy a lotto ticket, learn something new and tell everyone about it (11 is the number of the master communicator). Master numbers are power vibrations, three of them together is amazing energy for good. The three 11's also boil down to a #6, the number of Venus and Love. Be with close friends and family and have a loving, wish filled day.
The Taurus Full Moon is opposing retrograde Venus in Scorpio on October 24th, plus squaring the two nodes of the moon, North and South. This full Moon is 1 degree Taurus and one degree of conjuncting Uranus, the ruler of chaos and the new. And the day before the full Moon the Sun moves into Scorpio, sharing energy with retrograde Venus. The two Nodes, which always move backwards and always oppose each other, are going to be entering Cancer/Capricorn for 18 months in November, after having been in Leo/Aquarius where they are now.
These planets are in a Grand Cross, or are in a 4 ways square. This is highly charged emotional energy for the next few days. Taurus is about abundance and appreciation of your gifts and good luck. Its about evaluating what you value in your soul, and what is truly important to you. It's also about money, even though Venus does not like to work too hard, so this makes us look at investments, for business, maybe internet currency, but Uranus is there shaking all this up. Be spontaneous but don't jump off a cliff without looking first.
If people are NOT on a spiritual path or on an inner journey, there may be much frustration and even violence at this time as it is 4 squares, so there is a lot of stress that can be channeled into something good, or explode. Don't let your temper get the better of you now and walk away from something that looks volatile.
People may push your buttons, with meaningful and heartfelt words of love, or wound you deeply with their blunt honesty, or intense anger. All this emotional energy is in push pull mode. It's a time of epiphanies. It's a time when events feel fated. It's a time for spiritual awakenings. It's magical, yet quirky. But Saturn is here too, trining the Moon, giving you the ability to manifest something real or for dreams to be fulfilled.
Be a good, kind person. Love people and yourself. Accept that the Universe really does have your back, even when you don't feel it. We are all headed in a new direction and this is going to be a pivot point to getting us there. The journey truly begins.
Jupiter is in Scorpio, ruled by Pluto. So is Venus, which went retrograde on the 5th. Venus is love, she reminds us about the importance of Love, esp. the love of the Universe and all the gifts we have been given with life itself. She is by all rights the most important planet because she is the bridge between us and the spiritual, she reminds us where we came from and the inherent love in that realm. But like any planet, there is duality, and when Venus goes retrograde, the darker side of Venus emerges. Retrograde Venus in any sign is the dark side of relationships. In Scorpio it's dark and mysterious. Scorpio rules the Underworld, darkness, maggots and worms, secrets, and a strong, sometimes obsessive emotional vibe. Old lovers could return and hot and heavy reunions; Or you could look at your partner, who you've been thinking about leaving, and find the courage to do in a flash; Or a seemingly good relationship starts to sour. Just take everything slow and make decisions later, when your head/heart clears. It's also a time to look at your finances carefully and make changes where needed. Don't invest now, its not a good time.
Venus in Scorpio wants connection, but retrograde makes the need overwhelming, and complicated. It's time to soul search. Look within. Find your dark side and build bridges with same. What do you value about you, your friends, your love, your life? It's time to be real, get real. The energy lasts until Nov 16th - so you have about 6 weeks to learn to love yourself, forgive yourself, accept that you are not perfect (what is perfect anyhow, does Wall Street or TV define that for you - if so wake up to the propaganda designed to make you feel bad?) Be yourself, love yourself, break some "need to be broken" rules, and know that the dark cannot live without the light, and visa versa.
On Nov 1, Venus moves back into Libra but is still retrograde, taking away the darkness of Scorpio and the lightness of Libra rules her now. Venus is yet again the loving lady which will be fully realized on Nov 16th. It will also be more harmonious in the world in general, which bodes well for the Nov election, where hearts open again and are more loving and kind. Note that the Kavanaugh's approval happened during retrograde Venus. Things that happen during retrogrades are never lasting and when she goes direct, he might well find justice coming for him, but it could take up to two years to clinch the reckoning, when Venus goes retrograde again as she does every two years. Note that Oct 20th is the peak of the retrograde which can bring great upheaval and uncertainty - our insecurities on steroids. it is also a sign of a reckoning of the "ruler" or our national leaders.
Venus is in harmony with Neptune, creating a deeper mystical process before us. Our emotions are intense, deep, mysterious. Sherlock Holmes is the archetypal Scorpio. Dig deep for truth and learn from it. And Mars in Aquarius is looking forward, utilizing Uranus's energy of the new and fresh. Aquarius is Square to Venus, pushing the change thing harder. More energy for us to change. If you are changing your life, you are on the right path. As we change, so does the energy of our planet. And stress is not really bad, we just hate it when it happens. But as humans we only seem to find the courage to change when we are stressed. So embrace the adventure, don't hate the change, it's always something better. Nearly every client I have coming my way these days is considering life altering changes. They are anxious, and I point out that if you are reinventing yourself, you are on the right path. We HAVE to change, so jump on board and embrace the new.
The New Moon is in Libra. Libra is a time of balance and gentleness. This is normally restart time, new beginnings, but not when Venus is retrograde. Venus and the moon rule emotions. Our emotions are going to be a little twisted, we are evaluating relationships and deciding if they serve us or are destined to end. It's also a time to look at your financial situation and make better choices and plans. Plan, but put it into motion when Venus is direct, don't forget she also rules money.
Mercury also goes into Scorpio on the 9th, which goes retrograde Nov 17th-Dec 7th. Oye what is a person to do!! Lots of inner work, delays, confusion. Forward progress will be hard to come by. Stay focused as much as you can, by looking within and getting to know yourself. On the 16-17 Mercury is conjunct Venus, a normally very positive aspect. Because of the retrograde Venus in Scorpio, finding bits and pieces of a puzzle may occur, but the whole truth of it may not happen until the Nov 16th when Venus goes direct. It is a great time for research, something Scorpio just adores.
So while the Libra month is usually filled with light hearted things, this month is going to be about going within, finding your truth, connecting to spirit and turning your life around in some way.
Next month the big deal is Jupiter moving home to Sagittarius, the sign of spirituality, higher learning and global perspectives. This happens Nov 9th and heralds a year of intelligence and spiritual connection and bodes well with Saturn and Pluto who are cleaning up the mess, while Jupiter will fill our hearts with the bigger picture and a stronger connection to our roots or link to God. It brings much light to the darkness, and should help us start to make changes and heal. This happens two days after the election and I think bodes well for good changes.
I hope you take the time for your self discovery this month, your will very happy with the results if you do. Best wishes for a great month. Much Love, Yvonne
I have to add it here while I remember. There is a show on the Discovery Channel called "Don't Blink" five 7 minute episodes. It's truly worth checking out. You can go online too. It's really worth it.
September has arrived and a lot is happening. Our time of rest is at end and time to take on the world. Our friend Saturn, yes our dear friend, is moving in direct motion and will bring new energy to us to get things done. It's a great time to grow your business, create new plans and ideas, and engage in good marketing plans to make some money now and find some real success. Sept/Oct should be fairly restful from our personal perspective, and our moods will lift somewhat. You'll probably start sleeping better too. Note i am saying better than it has been, not fabulous. A lot of stress is still there.
Saturn is in his home space, Capricorn, the ruler of money/banks/business as well as all material things. He's a formidable planet and is quite honest and stoic. When he finds corruption, he reveals it, shames it, takes it down. And rebuilds and makes it honest again. Make sure that your business MO is built on integrity because if its not, you can expect to stumble and fall. It's time for everyone to jump on the honest and good bandwagon, because bad behavior isn't cute anymore.
Saturn is trining Uranus, making new ideas and inventions come to mind. Listen to your ideas and make the world a better place by finding ways to make things easier or more helpful by building new products. it's a magical time of invention. Find your inner Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs and make things happen. it's time for big, ground breaking ideas.
Pluto, ruled by Scorpio, moves direct at months end, literally on the 30th. Pluto is the destroyer, the Phoenix rising from the ashes. Pluto rules the underworld, what is hidden, the darkness, which must exists so the light can exist. He protects power, so the world is stable. But he is not necessarily good at discerning who deserves it and who does not. But like Saturn, once he sees corruption, he destroys it to rebuild. Uranus has encouraged him for 7 years to stop protecting the bad guys, and he is about to take on that challenge in a major way. He and Saturn combined are unrelenting energy to clean up the mess. Their job is to honor the Universe, to make sure its amazing gifts are protected. When planets find corrupted power, it is their God Given Duty to set it right. They are truly on a mission from God to set the world in balance again so that the bad guys are no longer in charge. And so the chaos also begins, as systems and institutions undergo massive change, and the resulting crashes may be daunting. (I also predict Trump will resign by the next Eclipse or before, Feb 2019)
The corruption in governments around the world, along with institutions like Universities, Medical Centers and Banking are in the cross hairs. What we have seen these past few days of "unveiling" of corruption is the tip of the iceberg. The next couple of years our belief systems are going to be shocked, as we see the deception all around. A dear friend of mine, a psychic, says she see's the corruption energetically as Demons, people who have literally chosen the dark side for fame and profit and ego. And that these demonic energies have entered their consciousness and the two work together, the person and the demon, or so the human thinks as the demon is fully in charge. If you haven't seen Devil's Advocate, do so, it will give you chills. I think this is the best depiction of the devil ever, the seducer who makes being bad seem like fun. And Pacino is astonishing.
As modern people we're not supposed to believe in demons, but is there any doubting that a lot of people have gone rogue and are embracing levels of meanness we have not seen for a long time. Dictatorships rising around the world, Nazis parading in Germany again, Racists and white supremicists stepping out to flaunt their hatreds, separating babies from their families and calling those people animals, so its ok to torment them?!? I find it chilling. God made everyone, not just white people, and as a white woman I can tell you I find this racism so anti-God it makes my soul shudder at the karma these people filled with hate are racking up for themselves. We are ALL God's children and we must honor one another.
We are supposed to love each other, not hate or fear each other. Love is under seige and it must be turned around, so we are a whole mankind, not factions. And this is where Saturn and Pluto come into play, along with the other planets like Jupiter/Neptune/Uranus and Chiron. They are coming together like the Avengers, like Superman/Wonder Woman/Batman/Spiderman, etc. to fight for truth and justice. God has given us free will, but too many have veered off course and the path must be adjusted and be set right again. We will be in this fight for about 3 years, and then the rebuilding will begin. I believe we will win, but it won't be a lark. Serious days are coming for us.
Mars is direct as is Mercury, yeah. Mars moves into Aquarius on the 10th, giving us more energy and a focus on the collective not the I, me, mine. The collective mind will merge to give us common goals to make things better. This is the time we came here for, it's important and exciting. It's an adventure and a duty. It's also scary, so meditate to keep chill.
On the 9th is the New Moon in Virgo, the ruler of the details and service. This is the time to renew and organize, plan - look at the little things and make note of how they matter. Make a plan to be more organized, tidy, responsible and dependable. Make yourself someone others can trust, because you are reliable and stable. It's also a time to establish new routines and make them a regular part of your life. It's time to get real, become a grown up, be a rock.
Jupiter is is in harmony with Neptune and Pluto. Jupiter rules spirituality, higher learning, international travel and JUSTICE. Pluto's focus on honor is enhanced by Jupiter, as she always expands and serves justice. And with Neptune she enhances spirituality. These energies are calling us to spirit, to find the goodness within and nurture it, bond with it and be free of the shackles of this world full of false God's like money, power and fame. Our spiritual awakening is at hand, and we are being called to be examples of how to live better, happier, more fulfilling lives, and make this world the jewel it was intended to be.
Finally the Fall Equnox is upon us on Sept 22nd at 6:54PM PDT. Burn a candle, make a wish, pray for the Earth and her inhabitants. Make a list of all you are grateful for, and honor the harvest of the Summer, bringing us food to nurture us through the season. It's a sacred time, A time to give thanks to Mother Earth for feeding us and allowing us to live here. Honor your blessings and give thanks.
And don't forget to register to vote by Sept 25th if you haven't already. Participate in the coming election. It's time to take a stand. Tell me how you are doing on this journey. Much Love to you all, Yvonne.
At approx. 5AM today PST, Sunday August 26th, the Full Moon begins and will last for two and a half days in Pisces. Pisces is the spiritual sign, ruled by Neptune. Pisces is our link to the "other side" and all things dreamy and esoteric and imaginary. Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions, meaning deeply spiritual paths are available via religion or philosophy or service to others. It also represents illusion, by becoming a cult follower, like the so-called Christian Coalition who revels in judgement, anger and hate which of course is the antithesis of Christianity, or a con man/organization who rips people off by focusing on how to swindle people via their spiritual needs or desire to do good. Pisces also rules motion pictures and television, something that seems real but isn't at all. It's just made up stories, played by actors, who lament that people believe they are their characters, like people who play doctors who are approached by people for medical advice! It's illusion and its quite seductive.
But today we are going to focus on the highest octave of Pisces, the ability to care for others, to have great compassion, to feel deeply close to the Divine, to see the illusion of this crazy world of ours and be the change it needs to evolve. And this Moon is especially potent because so many other planets, bigger planets, are in harmony with this energy and causing a couple of days of really getting in tune with our inner selves and create a stronger link to the Divine and our Higher Selves and purpose. We are entering a period of great chaos, because chaos ultimately brings order from change. We and our world are on the precipice of a great awakening and these next couple of days can set us on a spiritual path so we see the change, embrace the change, not fear the change. So we can create a deeper connection to the Divine, so we are not feeling spiritually alone, we have the Universe and our Higher Selves with us always. It's a perfect time to start to meditate if you don't already, and its a perfect time to meditate a couple of times a day so build that connection to "the other side".
The Pisces Full Moon is opposite Virgo, the practical, down to earth sign, and trining Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. I've previously explained what is going on between Saturn and Uranus - the old and the new making changes in a positive way, but also highlighting conflict like the polarization of Democrats and Republicans or racism and the divides it creates. Just know that this good energy between the two is going to create positive change especially if we personally add positive energy to that change. That is what the next two days is about, ending on Tuesday the 28th at noon. If you have the ability to not go to work on Monday I encourage it. You need this retreat time.
This energy of the Moon/Uranus/Saturn is a grand trine, extra special harmony - practicality and spirituality coming together. Pisces "sees" the energy that surrounds us, in constant motion like the tides which are pulled by the Moon, a perfect example of how matter is affected by planetary energies. These energies can be quite healing, seeing the wheel is always turning, no matter how high or low you are at this moment, things are never fixed and always evolving into something else. It's also a time to gain greater help from the Divine as Pisces is creating a bridge for us to "feel" our maker, or spirituality, our purpose. Open your hearts, push away the fear that holds you back, and know that the Universe always has your back, no matter how hard times may seem sometimes. We are here to LEARN, and that requires heartache and tears, joy and laughter. Love your fear and give it solace, so it won't block your progress. "Go with the flow" has never been more appropriate.
The full Moon in Pisces is also in harmony with Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune, the ruler of Pisces - at home is Pisces as we speak. This makes spirituality an important factor when Pisces is home. We have to create a balance between what we perceive as real here, and yet gain the faith and understanding that we are deeply spiritual beings, created out of love, and once created are FOREVER. To give you a perspective, say we are in second grade here, and the Universe is at Doctoral Degree level to help you understand our journey here, compared to the magnificence of our Creator and it's knowledge and abilities. As we connect more to the spiritual, we gain more faith in ourselves, our abilities, because we see the Divine in ourselves and therefore how could we have self-doubt and self-loathing? Our real confidence in ourselves is the energy this world needs now, for the change to bring paradise not suffering, for this to be the playground it was meant to be, and for us to become a loving, accepting community of souls who are sharing a journey of evolution with our Creator who is asking us now to take a leap of faith in ourselves and our future, by reconnecting to our Higher Selves on a daily basis so we walk in Spirit as well as the Material.
There are currently 6 retrograde planets, so their energies are stalled, and we feel sluggish. Mars has been retrograde for a while now, blocking our energy flow and creating a slow down, or feeling overly tired and not doing a lot. But Monday the 27th, smack in the middle of this Pisces full Moon transit, Mars goes direct. The Ram will leap out of his cage and fly to his freedom. And so will we. Our energy will build again, we can get things done, not be so tired, and Saturn is about to go direct too, and at the end of September so will Pluto. And at that point, all hell is gonna break loose as the planetary energy is going to be dramatic and crazy and awful and wonderful as we step into this full cycle of change we've been preparing for, for years. I hope you find the time to do some spiritual work these next few days, it really is worth the effort. Blessings to you all. Much Love, Yvonne
Eclipses are endings, reinventing yourself, changing habits, cleansing, purging and letting go. Our 3rd eclipse of July/Aug 2018 is a sledge hammer on August 11th. Mars and Mercury are retrograde too, making us mentally challenged and physically klutzy. It's also a time of arguments, impatience and hostility. You might wake up in a bad mood, and then people trigger you all day. You might decide to cut off the world for a time, and be alone and with your thoughts. I've had a terrible cold for weeks now and I am giving myself permission to kind of float and rest in August, and you should do the same. Now is NOT the time to push forward, but is a great time to plan and organize and a time for patience, which can be sorely tested now. And if someone wants a fight - run because this energy is fueling the bad guys.
Venus moved into Libra Tuesday the 7th, one of Venus' two homes, Taurus being the other home for Venus. Libra is a sign trying to achieve balance. The scales. Libra's lives are often spent flip flopping as they try new things to see if this mode fits. Libra's love beauty and harmony, but may find it hard to find that harmony. Now that Venus is in Libra the need for love is strong and opportunity for love is strong as is having fun with friends and family. Buy some art or start a creative project. Let beauty be a way to lift your spirits. Check out art galleries and museums. Change your look. Redo your house. Be loving and kind.
Saturn, Neptune and Pluto are also retrograde, slowing us down along with Mercury and Mars. On Sept 6th Saturn turns direct. This allows progress and movement in the material world, and by then Mercury will have gone direct (August 17th) and Mars (on the 27th of August). Pluto goes direct Sept 30th. Then the flood gates of energy open and we're gonna be on a wild ride and you'll long for these days when things moved more slowly. Just clean up, prepare, organize and plan for the coming flow so you'll be ready for opportunities that flow then. And expect our headlines to be mind blowing, yes worse than now.
Uranus is retrograde as of today. This is the revolution guy, squaring retrograde Mars and opposing Jupiter in Scorpio. Frustration City. When most planets go retrograde they slow down and chill. Not true with Uranus. He goes a little crazy and this is saying a lot for the crazy guy in our zodiac. Extroverted you might become more so, and introverted you might shock some people with your behavior while Uranus is having a eruption of chaos. This is lasting until next January! The next six months are going to see crazy coming out of everywhere. Being shocked will become normal for a while and things will settle out again in January. I believe this is a good thing, because Saturn, Pluto and Neptune and Jupiter will be opening basements and closets and showing us the deceit in the world starting in Sept and Uranus is going to add the "oh my god" to the info. People you thought you knew will be outed for many reasons and scandal will become a daily event. Put your wierd on and accept it. Uranus is the guy who tells you putting a lampshade on your head is funny. Get it?
And finally its Eclipse time Saturday the 11th - a New Moon in Leo (new, dramatic fresh starts) and a Solar Eclipse. It's why the energy of this week as it approaches feels so thick and quite likely dark (moon goes dark, emotions get darker). Part of it is all of this Leo, which loves drama and extremes. Leo's can shine like the sun, or push their ego's at you in a totally out of control way - feeling quite hostile. Sun in Leo conjunct Moon in Leo is a time to put your ego in the closet and examine yourself and explore your possibilities. Step up for change. This energy released last for 6 months, being at peak power 3rd-5th months. But the first day of it is also usually a powder keg of events. Our nation and nations the world over are going to get hammered for the next 6 months. We are personally being hammered as well. It's challenges, lessons, painful experiences, etc time. We're gonna clean house over the next 3 years. Remember too people are on edge with all this retrograde, which also means dealing with the past. Let go, renew, change. You won't recognize the world in a few years that's for sure. What side of the street will you be living on? It's also about finding the courage to be the real you. Speak up. Act up. Show up.
WAKE UP. GET REAL. SHUN THE BS. SPEAK UP AND SHOCK YOUR FRIENDS AND YOURSELF. THE REBELLION LIKE 1773 AND THE 1960'S IS HERE. GET ON THE BUS ALREADY. BE BOLD. STOP FOLLOWING AND START LEADING. But take a rest in August and PLAN SOMETHING. Then in Sept when Mercury, Mars, and Saturn are direct...get out there and make some noise. change your life, your job, your friends. And when Pluto kicks in at the end of Sept, the world is gonna rock and roll into a flurry of activity, action and change. PLEASE get on board. Rethink everything. It's worth the effort.
Well it's 3AM and I can't sleep. The energy out there is amazing. Mars is still retrograde, making us all a tad clumsy (I keep tripping and dropping stuff) but it's also frustrated energy so people are flaring up. A bus almost hit me this morning, just suddenly swooped over like I wasn't even there. I honked repeatedly and he sped up not over, but gave me quite a chill. We're all in a kind of fog and just now at 1AM our brains join Mars in retrograde motion in Leo, where the Sun is also now, initiating drama and craziness. And then Friday is the Eclipse at 4PM with a Full Moon in Aquarius, and a blood moon like they show you in werewolf movies as well. Also the moon and the Sun are squaring Uranus and Venus is opposite Neptune. It's coming at us from everywhere.
Mercury is making our mind see false choices. We're seeing the glass half empty and our mood ranges from cranky to feeling very low, because its a time of letting go. This eclipse is the longest one in 120 years, one hour and twenty minutes long. Eclipses are endings making way for new beginnings. This eclipse is a doozy. Things must be changed. Look at our headlines and we know we're in a social crisis, but within we are having the same crisis. And its also a T-Square affecting the Sun and Moon and Jupiter. T's as I call them, are stress - two squares and an opposition. In a natal chart, It gives people grit, the person probably having had it easy in their past life now has to deal with stress and learn to cope as an almost routine in life. This T is short lived which is excellent as the energy of the day needs no help in being stressful.
The lump under the carpet is in plain view now and you have to deal with it once and for all. This is a time of MAJOR growth and time to dig deep and find yourself and deal with who you REALLY ARE and change what you don't like. Eclipse energy last 6 months, so there is usually a bang when it happens, then like a roller coaster ride thereafter. The eclipse in the Aquarius-Leo signs especially affects those sign as well as Taurus and Scorpio. But if you have planets in Aquarius/Leo they will be hit with this separation energy too.
How to deal? Take it slow. Sit in the eye of the storm. Don't let disagreements escalate. It's the moon remember, so its emotional. We can't think through things, we have to feel now because our mind is taking a break in retrograde. Don't task your mind with too much. Remember too that texts and emails can easily be misunderstood because you're not hearing the emotion in the voice and may take offense at something not meant to be that way. Just ask for clarity instead of being angry or hurt. We need to be kind to each other, because our emotions are being pummeled. Listen to music, it will carry you away from "reality" in a positive way. It's also the perfect time to be creative. Connect to the Universe and become co-creators together and build a bigger bridge to your spirit self which carries you through anything if you have that bond.
There is yet another eclipse on August 11th, but I'll talk about that at another time.
Remember, we live in times where we are CONSTANTLY challenged. This is why your tribe is so important. If you can't be with friends and family, call them, let them hear your voice and bond. Watch happy movies (Mama Mia 2 here I come) and do whatever you can to be "up" because this energy can bring up low self esteem issues too (God I was just loathing myself a few hours ago and snapped myself out of it). Just remember this heavy energy will pass, around the end of August. Have a quiet time from now till August 27th, when your brain will be back online and your energy will have your back again. It's inward work time. Go with the flow, release the past, change your life. You know, the easy stuff!!!
Hello Everyone. I am not sure where to begin with July as there is just so much going on and so much energy being shot at us (yes it will likely feel like that) that I can only only say this month is full of change, stress, some anger issues. and the need for heightened integrity. It's a time when honesty is required. We should not pretend to keep the peace or to avoid hurt feelings, we need to get REAL. You don't have to yell and scream, but you do have to gently tell your truths to people, where it's as simple as your friends never letting you pick the movie you go to see, or big things you avoid because it will rock the boat. The boat needs to be rocked. If we can't learn to live in honesty, then we're doomed. And the more you do it the more natural it becomes. And yes I know this is hard, a big one, but I'm just the messenger, the edict comes from above.
Mars is retrograde, as is Pluto, Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter, Chiron and Mercury will be on the 27th. All this slowed energy makes us sluggish on the one hand, and aggravated on the other. People are not working on all cylinders and its the Universe telling us to slow down, rest up for the Fall when things will move shockingly fast. Now is the time for inward work; to renew relationships or end them; to make plans; to do and be an honorable person; use honesty for healing and release.
The good news is Jupiter turns direct on the 12th. She is good luck and expansion. This change will open doors again and good luck will flow to us all. Be patient and move slowly while Jupiter gets it forward motion footing by around the 20th. It is also going to open up TRUTH. News is going to be full of scandals and revelations. Information that has been slow coming will surface and send shockwaves. Get ready to be shocked routinely because a whole lot of wrong doings are going to be made public.
Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus are helping each other now. Uranus' new ideas can be implemented by Saturn and made real and permanent. This is going on for several months so get ready for new institutions and laws to appear. This is also a great time to reinvent yourself. Stop letting others define you. Be your authentic self. Learn to take the ridicule and laughter because individuality and new ideas will turn the messes in the world around, and followers who go along are basically useless now. The world needs push-back. Be yourself, and be proud. And use this retrograde period to do your inner work. We are all going to be asked to do a lot in the coming years, and working from a place of honor is key to making the world a better place.
There are two eclipses this month, and yet another in August. The norm is 2 eclipses, so three is a real wake up call. On July 12th the New Moon Solar eclipse is in Cancer. Cancer rules the home and family. Your "tribe" will be very important now. Do your friends, family and partners support you or bring you down? Only the former can prevail. We need people around us who are there for us, who nurture us and make us feel good about ourselves. It is also time to live in good behavior. We are becoming Spiritual Warriors, and we have to have integrity and honor to do the work that will need to be done, and besides its the right way to live anyhow. Truth, Honor and Integrity are the foundations of a supportive society, it creates stability. We can no longer admire the bad guys, we must become examples to show people how to live in an more authentic way, a way that can be emulated. It is also time to work on yourself and your habits. It's time to release the pain from your childhood and be free of the trauma's you experienced. FORGIVE AND LET GO. No one can change the past, but if you don't release the pain and anger, it keeps the trauma alive. It is time to forgive your parents, siblings and friends and be free of the trauma. It's time for a fresh start in your life. Let the baggage go, so you can be free and get a fresh start in life and be joyful.
On the 27th there is a lunar eclipse in Aquarius. This eclipse energy is about our sense of belonging. Spending time with your "tribe" will be reassuring. Groups can look toward revolutionary thinking and come up with great ideas. It will probably mean dissent and protesting too. Eclipse energy is a 6 month cycle, until the next eclipse. Energy is usually released with a startling event, then goes up and down over the coming 6 months and releases more energy in this direction. We must find our life purpose. Become more confident in our own skin and move forward with the right people around us, while we ourselves begin to rework every part of our life from integrity. It is time to be authentic, real, and not someone who lets other people define who they are. You are amazing, no matter how many mistakes you have made. Step up and be real. Start a new life with new patterns and habits, and change your thinking so you are confident and can carry out this plan for the new you. The revolution is at our door. Get ready.
May 2018 is the launching pad for the making of PERMANENT change in our world thanks to steady, stable Taurus. Uranus, the planet of Genius and Revolution and ruled by Aquarius, is changing signs. Aquarians are thinkers, idea people. They stand on the mountain and look out over the landscape and ponder the BIG picture. When big planets move, there is a kind of energy earthquake. A unsettling shift. Uranus moving from fiery Mars into staid Taurus is a feeling of the brakes being slammed on. On May 15th and the days around that, will be that time. In fact the whole week is a powerhouse of change making, surprises and crazy energy. I've arranged my schedule to have no appointments that week just to meditate a lot and nap and balance myself into this new energy.
Taurus represents security and comfort, it also rules money and real estate from a practical, grounded day to day focus. In ancient astrology Venus was the KEY PLAYER in the cosmos. The planets took her lead in their works, she ruled from a feminine perspective of nurturing, encouraging, ruling from love and kindness. She surrounded the skies with love and caring, she is the ultimate reminder of God and his spiritual center. The modern astrology world kind of kicked her to the curb and made her a minor, personal planet. Nothing could be further from the truth. She is the HEART of the world. She reminds us who made us. She expects us to live and work and play from love - or should I say she reminds us of this fact.
So how does this mix with Uranus the Disrupter? It means that the NEW IDEAS of Uranus will be implemented and made REAL by Taurus/Venus but they will battle it out as one is conservative stuck in the status quo and the other a revolutionary. But Uranus will win out just like he did with his 8 year battle with Pluto who is about to make serious changes.
Taurus energy hanging with Uranus means RADICAL changes in banking and the stock market, and new ways of living and housing ourselves. while Uranus also ruling the internet and all computer based issues, our global monetary system could turn to platforms like crypto-currency aka Bit Coin internet currency. It could be another nation's currency taking over the world standard too. But what is certain, the US Dollar, because it is the currency of the realm, is going to be under fire big time. As for real estate more communal housing, the current growth of tiny, mobile houses, living on cruise ships, etc. is indicative of being more mobile, less trapped in our homes and local environment and the world being vastly more accessible. World traveling will be commonplace for the many.
Uranus is in Taurus from 2018 to 2026. By the end of this transit, some very essential, yet basic, parts of our lives will be very much changed and permanent. Think freedom, which is what Uranus brings. Taurus also represents our Mother Earth, so expect big issues with climate change to emerge and force us to deal. Natural disasters may escalate as well, but last time it was more water related while this is more fire related, as in the sudden eruption of the Hawaiian volcano just a few days ago. The ground beneath us is shaking us up, so we are freer and open to change, while changing the world to make that possible. Finally the promise of cell phones and laptops giving us the ability to work from anywhere will be real making us all truly global citizens.
Remember that Uranus moves slowly over 7-8 years in a sign. Uranus in Aries was a "get it done now" mode. Your leadership skills were being pushed to be implemented. What changes have you made in your life in the past 8 years? Are you embracing those changes? Give yourself kudo's for having grown and changed. And if you're still in the midst of major changes, know that Taurus will manifest it. Security and stability are the foundations of the change. And this makes a push pull energy between the two energies. Uranus is truly like a roller coaster ride. There will be amazing surprises, then calm, then more surprises, then calm, then big surprises, and calm. Taurus will calm that pattern down and make change, PERMANENT CHANGE possible through planning and organizing, but the things being changed may well rock our world.
Money is a very important component in our world. Uranus is going to make sure the world will handle money quite differently and in 2026 the norm will be very shocking by today's standards. This will affect not only banks, but how we pay for things, how we are paid for our work, and the whole world of money and values are going into revolution mode. Gold, Silver and Gems are a good way to hedge your investments, as we will see the stock market is going to be in earthquake mode for quite some time; big banks will become many small banks; rules of banking are going to change drastically; and the US Dollar will likely become a dinosaur. (Remember the Middle East conflicts are deeply rooted in their threatening to change oil buys/sells from the US Dollar to some other currency, giving the US Government and businesses nightmares. As they always say, "follow the money".)
Add to all this change is the New Moon (the time of new beginnings) in Taurus, giving the quiet Taurus energy more of a punch for change, for the new. And that very same day Mars moves into Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus, making the energy we have and the energy around us very changeable and adding great fuel to revolution. Typically Mars stays in a sign for 6 weeks, but this Aquarian Mars is going to be here for 5 months by going in and out of retrograde during that period. This long term stay in Aquarius is gasoline for the revolution, but thank goodness the retrograde periods will let us pause and take a look around before charging ahead. Mars retrogrades are one of my least favorite aspects. Our energy is stifled, our ability to move forward is blocked. Like all retrogrades, its a time for checking out the past, but there is almost always a frustration during Mars retrogrades that just puts us in a bad mood. This retrograde begins in June, which I will discuss in greater detail net month.
THE BIG PICTURE
This is the DAWNING OF THE AGE OF AQUARIUS, sowing seeds of change needed to make the world a better place for everyone, not just the powerful few. But it's gonna be one hell of a crazy ride, sometimes a lot of fun, sometimes causing great stress. This summer also has other planets causing very good energy, so have fun this summer, because by the fall things will really go to into overdrive as 6 planets band together to change the world, much like the Justice League, all with one purpose, one goal, one mission in harmony with their fellow planets. The energy is solidified, they are all on the same page, and this much power banned together for change is going to make our heads spin, as well as realize that God is in charge and coming here to get our "off course butts" back on track again.
Pluto - the Destroyer TEARS DOWN in order to rebuild; Saturn - the STUBBORN TASKMASTER making things honest and full of integrity; Jupiter - EXPANSION of all this energy (and moves into its home sign of Sagittarius in the fall for a year of deep spiritual transformation and opposing Uranus); Neptune in its home sign of Pisces, AWAKENING our innate spirituality; Uranus in the sign of Taurus making CHANGES TO OUR FOUNDATION real and tangible; Eris in Aries, for revolution and battle for the sake of JUSTICE. Chiron in Aries, our OLD KARMA energy, working hard to clear up our old patterns.
FINALLY, Jupiter (in the fall), Neptune and Saturn are in their home signs, making them extra super powers. And all these planets are forming double Grand Trines, which is known as Kites in Astrology but more globally as the Star of David. It is considered a "perfect" aspect. This summer will be an especially harmonious time, so get out an enjoy it. The changes that are on the horizon are truly ordained by God.
This is the energy setting itself up for the cause. in April Chiron moved in Aries; in May Uranus changes signs; Saturn goes direct in July; Pluto goes direct in September. The revolution is afoot. No more hiding from it. We chose to be here now. Make your voices heard. The world needs you. And turn to Venus and look to love to get you through it all.
The astrological New Year began on March 21 in the sign of Aries the Ram, the first sign of the Zodiac The Spring equinox happened on March 22, and has carried us into the new year according to astrology. And Astrological year is March 21 to March 20. It's a time when all things new occur, sprouting up from the Earth to bring life to the soil and our world. It's your New Year too! Time to remake your life. Clean house, plant seeds (of all kinds), renew your spirit, you beliefs, your habits. You are setting the tone for the next year now, so consider carefully what you nurture and what you should let go of. What you do now sets the tone for 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. Make it a good plan for your growth and happiness.
We're in a really active time right now. There is a tidal wave of energy around us as the Universe prepares us for massive coming changes. I know I keep talking about change and getting your act together, like a broken record, but it's to motivate you to clean up your failings, change and get ready and be as strong as you can be for the coming events. It's Karma time. You came here to clean up old baggage - are you doing that? How many lifetimes do you want to relive until you get it right. The time now is right for clearing up ancient issues and wiping the slate clean.
Saturn is now in its home sign, Capricorn, so it's as potent as it can be. Saturn is all powerful when it comes to physical matter (your body, the planet, money and to a large extent power, but the later is truly the domain of Pluto). He's gonna tear down to rebuild. Justice is here. He is also about to go retrograde on the 17th until July 5. Retrograde Saturn says "get ready" for the future by being ready. Fix the house, fix your habits and health regime, fix your relationships, fix you job situation. It's not a good time to start new things, but finish up the to do's and make sure your ready for the coming change. I also suggest storing up supplies, food, water, medical, pet food, cash on hand, just in case. Be a Scout and be prepared.
Pluto and Uranus have been battling the status quo vs. the new and better. Pluto is stubborn and tough, but Uranus has won out and Pluto now sees the problem with the power and institutions he protects and he's kicking into the Destroyer mode, the phoenix who rises from the ashes. He is death and rebirth and he's teaming up with Saturn to get it done. The 8 year aspect with Uranus is ending as Uranus is changing signs on May 15th for a new 8 year run in Taurus until 2026. From Aires (fire) to Taurus (Earth). This is a BIG shift. It will hit us like an Earthquake because energetically it is. And Pluto turns retrograde on April 22nd, Earth Day, putting him in planning, getting ready mode too until Sept 30. The horses are in the barn getting ready to start their race, and when they do get ready to move step out of the way because they are coming at the world in full force.
Uranus in Aries has been a revolution on steroids. Seeing Surviving High School Students to Underpaid Teachers march in the streets is what Uranus has brought us. Fight back is his call. Stand up. Push back. Make the changes happen from your solidarity and outrage. This is the fire of Aries, the revolution of Uranus, who by the way is ruled by Aquarius the 3rd Air sign. Uranus is called the Genius planet. He stands on the mountain top and survey's the world and comes up with ideas to HELP EVERYONE. He is the ultimate humanitarian and wishes only the best for us, and helps us with his ideas and inspiration. Taurus the bull rules money and love as it's ruled by Venus). Taurus is a quieter energy, steady and stable, but determined. This energy will make REAL the revolution. Change will be solidified and grounded. This movement is TRINE or in harmony with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, also and Earth in signs. Changes are coming, coming like a wrecking ball and they will be permanent. And Jupiter in Scorpio is sextile (more harmony) to Saturn and Pluto and opposes Uranus in Taurus, giving this new placement MORE GROWTH AND ENERGY. Jupiter expands. So we can see the mood is set, and the changes are about to begin in earnest. Corruption is about to meet it's match, but not without putting up one heck of a fight and that is where the chaos comes into play. I don't mean to scare people but it is not going to be pretty. Violence can be expected, the extent of which may be somewhat minor or very major. It's volatile and we can't really be sure, so be prepared.
We are also in full blow Mercury retrograde in Aries, so frustration levels are high because the Ram is slowed down by fuzzy thinking, things moving slowly, and attempts resulting in nothing. (I went to run 5 errands and didn't complete a single one for various reasons. So aggravating - the theme word for the moment.) On April 15th it turns direct, but give it until the 20th for things to get back to normal and your path is cleared. Now is a good time for planning and implement it all after the 20th. On the 15th is also a New Moon in Aries, just like Mercury. It's a day for epiphanies and expansion in thought. Look out for inspired ideas.
Venus and Mars are in Earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn. Venus is ruled by Taurus (and Libra), so we're looking for love in a deep, meaningful way. Commitment is favored. Sensuality is high. Lovemaking is favored, vs. sex. It's a time to recommit to your spouse; find new love that truly comes from the heart; indulge in sensuality; and make love and create a deeper bond and a true sense of being loved. Venus is here till the 23rd and Mars all month. It's also a good time for business growth, but remember the retrograde Mercury caution. Plan now, find success by moving forward after the 20th.
So the New Year is starting off with a BANG! Get ready for anything and remember this sign, Capricorn also rules Presidents and Kings, Corporate Heads and large organizations of power. It's going to be a really rough time for people at the top. Just think of the stunts they can pull in their last gasp of defending the undefendable. It won't be pretty. It's a reminderto clean up your own act as well. Spirituality and Integrity are about to become the norm, and shady people will be shunned at best, shunned in the terms of society turning on them like ancient shunning ruined lives.
I'll be back to you in May with a lot more about Uranus in Taurus, and the upcoming Eclipse season in July.
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