Lunar Events

Capricorn Full Moon

June 21, 2024

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Examples: moving into a new home or office, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, hosting a social event—a party, get-together, or fundraiser—sharing a project with others, or launching your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences.

Happy Summer Solstice and Capricorn Full Moon.

This is the first of two Full Moons in the sign of Capricorn. The next full moon in Capricorn is July 21st. This will certainly give you the opportunity to explore the energy represented by the Capricorn Full Moon.

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the taskmaster of the zodiac. The Capricorn Full Moon focuses your attention on time, work, and the practical aspects of your life.

This is a good time to review how and where you are spending your time. For most of us, our job/career requires a large share of our time and energy. What are your career ambitions? Does your current position support your aspirations? Do you feel respected and appreciated by your boss, team, or clients? Is your salary in line with your skills and experience?

If you are not happy with your job, if it’s not a stepping stone for reaching your long-term career goals, if you don’t feel appreciated, or if you’re making less money than you should, it is time to take charge! Find a new job or career and get yourself on track to manifest your career goals. We each have a finite amount of time on this planet, and we need to be thoughtful about how we are using the time we have been given.

Work/life balance is a phrase we hear often, but many times, we don’t seriously consider it or put it into practice until we are confronted with a serious health issue, either our own or someone close to us. Think about the things you do to proactively take care of your health: a healthy diet, supplements, exercise, annual checkups, connecting with the important people in your life, meditation, and other stress-reducing practices. All of the above are important for taking care of your body and mind, but if you are overworking, feeling continually stressed, not getting enough sleep, or isolating, your physical and mental health may eventually suffer.

Do you need to set better boundaries? Allowing others to take advantage of your time and energy and compromising yourself just to keep the peace may also contribute to poor health, anxiety, and depression. Feelings of resentment tend to fester and, over time, will cause difficulties in your relationships. “No” is a complete sentence. Maybe you “should,” a very good Saturn word, say no a little or a lot more and yes less often. Why would you let other people decide how your time and energy should be used? 

The Capricorn Full Moon is also an excellent time to organize areas of your life that have fallen into disarray. Finances: If you are married or in a committed relationship, are both of you aware of how much money is coming into your household and if the bills are paid on time? Have you both agreed to a budget? Typically, one person handles the money in a relationship, but this can lead to power struggles and unpleasant surprises.  

Financial security is certainly highlighted during this Capricorn Full Moon and the next Capricorn Full Moon on July 21st. Take charge! What can you begin to do now that will positively contribute to your financial future? 

Maybe you need to organize your daily or weekly schedule. Do you have a regular routine for shopping, cooking, laundry, paying bills, etc.? Is your current routine supportive, or do you dread the days or hours you have allocated for domestic chores? What can you delegate to others? How can you rearrange your schedule so you’re not trying to do everything on your “day off.”

Your office: Do you often spend time looking for papers, files, documents, contracts, emails, texts, etc.? Do you need more physical storage, shelf space, a filing cabinet, or better database software? Would better organization help you eliminate repetitive tasks? It’s your office; make it work for you. A more efficient office environment will reduce stress and save precious time.

What area of your life have you been neglecting? If you’re not sure, this Capricorn Full Moon, along with the Capricorn Full Moon in July, will show you the areas in need of adjustments and change. Notice where you are feeling frustrated and dissatisfied.

The spiritual part of your life, feeling connected to source and something greater than yourself, is vital and deserves the respect, consideration, and regard you give to other parts of your life. This is another facet of life that requires your attention and commitment to achieve balance.         

The Capricorn Full Moon reminds us that a talent or skill must be combined with discipline and love to attain mastery and success. A talent or skill without discipline and love is not useful and never develops its full potential. No doubt you’ve heard people talk about being “in the flow.” Maybe you have experienced being in the flow, which is described as being totally focused and immersed in something. Time seems irrelevant, and hours pass without notice. When you are in the flow, you are doing something that is meaningful to you. It doesn’t feel like work is separate from an expression of who you are; you are the work itself.  

Gemini New Moon

June 6, 2024

The New Moon is a time of anticipation, when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the perfect time to plan and take the first steps to launch a new venture, meet new people, and search for a new job or home. The best time to move forward is about two days after the New Moon, when you can see the moon in the night sky, signaling the start of a new lunar cycle.

Ah, the Gemini New Moon. Take a breath, relax, and enjoy the feeling of summer and the new lunar cycle. The energy of Gemini and the season of summer are a perfect match as both inspire curiosity, openness, and creativity. This is also a time for social events and reconnecting with friends and neighbors, further enhancing the feeling of community and shared experiences.  

Mercury, the ruler of the Gemini New Moon, rules communication, information, transportation, your neighborhood/neighbors, and siblings. During this lunar cycle, express thoughts and ideas, gather and share information, consider different perspectives, and ponder new insights and awareness. Variety truly is the spice of life for Gemini. Gemini Sun Sign people enjoy learning and have many interests. They are often well-versed on numerous topics, making them engaging conversationalists.     

Embrace the Gemini New Moon’s emphasis on information, intellect, and learning. Take a class or workshop. Learn something new and interesting. Who knows where it might lead you? Maybe your next big project, venture, or trip.   

We all know summertime is vacation time for many people. If you can’t squeeze in a vacation during this lunar cycle, at least honor Mercury and the Gemini New Moon and go for a drive, take a brief weekend road trip, and spend a little time in a new place. Getting away from your familiar surroundings can be renewing and inspiring.

Venus is also in Gemini and at the same degree as the Sun and Moon. Venus represents beauty, art, culture, balance, social interactions, values, relationships, and money.

Expand your knowledge of art, take a guided tour of an art gallery or an art history class.  

Study Feng Shui or hire a Feng Shui consultant to learn how you can bring balance and harmony to your home or office.

Call or get together with your siblings, reconnect, and enjoy a fun experience together. 

Taking a defensive position when engaging in conversations about “hot topics” will lead to arguments and frustration. Venus reminds us to be diplomatic and graceful in our conversations and interactions with others, especially those with a different perspective or point of view. Allow others to share their opinions and thoughts without the fear of confrontation or criticism. Be open to learning how others have arrived at their interpretations and conclusions.    

The Sun, Moon, and Venus are in a challenging square aspect to Saturn. Saturn, the taskmaster, represents discipline, structure, responsibility, time, rules, and authority, adding a serious tone to the Gemini New Moon. 

Do you need to restructure your finances, create a budget, track your spending, or start a savings account? Talk with your banker, accountant, or financial planner to learn how to better manage/grow your money.  

If you are launching a new venture, product, or service, you can use Saturn’s energy to plan and strategize your steps going forward.

Talk to your partner about what is most important to you, encourage them to do the same, and listen closely. Ask for clarification if needed. Talk about how you can best support each other.

Research your vacation destination and carefully plan your itinerary. Take advantage of opportunities to experience all you can about a different culture and way of life. 

Improve your communication, listening, or negotiation skills.

Are you an artist or musician? Perhaps more discipline, practice, rehearsal, or classes would take your art or music to the next level.   

Jupiter moved into the sign of Gemini on May 25, 2024. Jupiter will stay in Gemini until June 9, 2025. Jupiter last transited the sign of Gemini twelve years ago, from June 2012 to June 2013. The last time Jupiter was in Gemini, the Mars Rover, landed on Mars on August 6, 2012, using a complex landing sequence. Barack Obama was re-elected president on November 6, 2012. Mayan Calendar prediction for December 21, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI resigned on February 28, 2013, and Pope Francis was elected as the new Pope on March 13, 2013.

Jupiter in Gemini offers the opportunity to expand your network and connect with more people, both professionally and personally. Expand your knowledge, vocabulary, and language related to something you don’t know well. Examples: Technology, Finance, Stock Market, or any area of interest you would like to understand better. Astrology, for example, is its own language. Gather a group of astrologers together and listen to them talk. They may be speaking the same language you speak, but you probably would not understand what they were talking about if you didn’t know astrology. The same can be said for attorneys, doctors, engineers, computer programmers, psychologists, real estate professionals, chefs, bakers, and so on; they all have their own language to describe their work.     

Between the Gemini New Moon and Jupiter in Gemini, you may be feeling information overload. If so, take a deep breath and let it out, take another deep breath and let it out, and one more deep breath and let it out. Relax and enjoy the moment and allow curiosity to guide you.          

Sagittarius Full Moon

May 23, 2024

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Examples: moving into a new home or office, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, hosting a social event—a party, get-together, or fundraiser—sharing a project with others, or launching your website.

 The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences.

Emotions are high and potentially over the top during a full moon, especially a full moon in the fire element. Also, a couple of days before the full moon and at the time of the full moon, there are three planets at 28/29 degrees. The last degree of a sign brings a feeling of pressure, gravity, and urgency.

You may feel the pressure of a deadline or anxiously study for an exam. You may be hurrying to pull various strings together before launching a project. Or you may be rushing to finalize travel plans. Whatever it is, you probably feel you are lagging behind and need to catch up ASAP!   

In addition to the pressure to move swiftly a few days prior to the Sagittarius Full Moon, the dominant feeling may be inertia, sluggishness, or the feeling you need to hold on to something you consider valuable. Fortunately, the fiery Sagittarius Full Moon brings energy, excitement, and optimism.

This is a great time to expand and share your knowledge. Delve into a topic you find interesting, take a class, watch a documentary, or attend a seminar. Take a continuing education class or schedule a work-related trip to a conference or trade show. Share your knowledge, offer a class, or volunteer to educate others about something you know well.

The Sagittarius Full Moon asks you to look at the bigger picture of your life. Take a step back from your daily life and your immediate concerns. Perspective may be lost if you’ve been hyper-focused on the daily requirements of work, family, meals, chores, appointments, and short-term needs. Maybe you’re feeling restless and bored and asking, “Is this all there is”? A broad overview of the things that are unfolding in your life can help you regain perspective and understanding. Contemplate the path you are on and where you are going. Time away from your immediate environment can be very effective in reducing or eliminating anxiety, frustration with circumstances, or indifference. Sagittarius indicates a search for truth and meaning. Combine this with Neptune at the last degree of Pisces, and this can be a good time for a spiritual retreat or journey.

This is also a great time for an adventure, even if only for the weekend. Explore someplace new, do something out of the ordinary, plan a trip to foreign lands, and experience a different culture.

The Sagittarius Full Moon is exactly aspecting Pluto in Aquarius. This presents the opportunity for a deep and honest conversation with your partner or someone with whom you have a close, bonded relationship. Be open and kind with one another, share what the relationship means to you, and listen as they do the same. Talk about difficulties within your relationship that may weaken or strain the relationship. Share what is important to you and listen closely to what is important to the other person. Don’t make assumptions; ask for clarification to gain understanding. This is not the time for confrontation or ultimatums if you truly want to continue the relationship. This is an opportunity to understand one another better and enhance your relationship.

Mars in Aries, in close aspect to the North Node in Aries and Chiron in Aries, suggests decisions and actions that develop your dreams and goals. Moving in the direction of what feels right and purposeful for you is empowering and healing.         

The Sun is now in Gemini, and Venus and Jupiter will soon follow. Gemini energy will be prominent, so expect a lot of information, opinions, perspectives, thoughts, and ideas to be shared and floating around. Keep an open mind and listen to different perspectives and opinions. You may learn something or gain a better understanding of why someone embraces a different point of view. Evaluate and investigate what is presented as fact, take nothing at face value, and question anything that sounds or feels off to you.  

Mix it up during the next two weeks, try something new, and take a different approach. Enjoy, laugh, have fun, and spend time with people who lift your spirit. Have faith and believe the world can be better for you and everyone. Do what you can to make it happen.

Scorpio Full Moon

April 23, 2024

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences.

All Full Moons amplify emotions; people tend to be reactive rather than responsive. The sign of Scorpio is intense, emotions run deep, and the need to protect oneself is strong. Scorpio is secretive, suspicious, observant, perceptive, determined, passionate, and penetrating. The energy of the Scorpio Full Moon can be extreme, all or nothing.

The Scorpio Full Moon is co-ruled by Mars and Pluto. Mars is conjunct Neptune in Pisces at the time of the Full Moon. It is a good plan to be cautious with decisions and actions when Mars is conjunct Neptune. Example: Have you ever decided to do something after a few too many cocktails and the next day wondered why you thought it was such a great idea? Or have you ever had a beautiful vision of something you wanted to manifest or create, but you just couldn’t seem to sustain the energy to see it to fruition?

Neptune brings both illusion and clarity. You will run into problems if you choose to overlook or ignore Neptune’s clarity in favor of Neptune’s illusion. Scorpio energy is excellent for cutting through the crap and getting to the heart of the matter. You can use the energy of the Scorpio New Moon and Mars/Neptune in Pisces to create a vision of what could be in your life. With the Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse, you were tasked with the responsibility of being the leader in your own life. Trust yourself and have faith in you. Positive leadership requires a melding of mind, heart, and spirit.   

What have you finished or completed? What contract or promise have you fulfilled? What has ended either through your actions or someone else’s? What’s next? What is the next journey, adventure, milestone, rite of passage? The Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse called for something new, something just for you, something exciting, energizing, and fulfilling.

One of the problems I often see people struggle with is the inability to let go. People desperately hold on to relationships, jobs, things, and the life they have, even if it’s not satisfying. They have the desire to release and let go; it is present in their body and mind, but the physical and emotional act of letting go is so terrifying it overpowers their desire. So, people put their dreams off for some time in the future. They think they will make a change when the timing is better, when they have more money, once the kids are older, or their health is better. But far too often, the future never comes. People don’t manifest their dreams or even try because it’s just too hard and too scary. They worry a new partner, job/career, home, etc., will be less or worse than what they have. Or fear something new won’t be fulfilling and doubt it would be worth all the effort.

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” is a quote attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is a good quote, and most people agree with it, but people get caught up in the minutiae of their daily life, work, kids, paying the bills, etc. They lose sight of life as a journey, a learning experience, and a path to understanding and self-discovery. People play it safe because the world is too frightening, crazy, violent, weird, or uncertain. Faith, belief, and trust in themselves, in the world, and the Universe, has been replaced by fear.

The Scorpio Full Moon and Mars conjunct Neptune asks that you honestly and thoroughly examine your dreams and desires as well as your fears. My mentor had a Scorpio Moon. She would look at a situation she found scary and take it to the nth degree of what could go wrong; what was the worst that could happen? Once she knew the worst thing that could happen, the mystery was solved, and she could release the fear and move on. She believed she could move forward in the conviction that the worst probably would not happen and even if it did, now she was prepared, and she would get through it. 

The Scorpio Full Moon is square Pluto, the planet of transformation, rebirth, and regeneration, the phoenix rising from the ashes. Scorpio has an innate ability to heal, and the Scorpio Full Moon brings the opportunity for healing. Chiron, the Wounded Healer, was conjunct the Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse, indicating bold self-directed action was inspiring, empowering, and healing. Now, at the time of the Scorpio Full Moon, Chiron is conjunct Venus, which is ruling the South Node, a point of release. Heal old wounds involving self-worth, relationships, and finances. Recognize what has come full circle in your life and free yourself of the past.  

Avoiding, ignoring, or pretending you have no choices, or no options is a form of prison, a place most people fear more than just about anything. You hold the key to your own prison, unlock the door, step out of your prison, and into your life.

Choice is a necessary part of life. Your choices should be based on your values and beliefs. Your decisions direct your actions. Your life is a reflection of your choices, decisions, and actions. If you are unhappy with your life, reassess your values, it is likely you are not living your values. You may need to reconsider your beliefs, do your beliefs enhance your life? Decisions lead to your actions and decisions and actions have consequences. Take the time to thoughtfully consider your decisions and actions before you proceed. 

You may want to wait on important decisions until the second week in May, at that time Mars will be past its exact conjunction with Neptune and will have moved into the sign of Aries. There is also a New Moon in Taurus on May 7th, and Mercury will be out of its retrograde shadow. 

Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse

April 8, 2024

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer. The Moon represents our emotions and feelings, our instincts and intuitive sense, our memories, and our habits. The house containing the Moon in your natal chart shows where you experience fluctuation and change, where you want to feel safe and secure.

We find ourselves intensely in eclipse season. The Lunar Eclipse is behind us, but only in the sense it was almost two weeks ago as the effects will be with us for some time to come. The Solar Eclipse is imminent, Monday to be exact. If you are reading this on Sunday April 7th you are likely feeling the approaching Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse.

If you typically avoid listening to or watching the news, this can be an interesting time to tune in and glimpse the influence of the Solar Eclipse in the world and many states in the US. Eclipses bring disruption and change. Eclipses in Aries and Libra instigate change in the area of relationships, both personal and global, country to country.

This New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Aries amplifies the qualities of a New Moon and the sign of Aries. Both signify new beginnings, taking initiative, and independent action. The Libra Lunar Eclipse conjunct the South Node indicated letting go and releasing in order to move forward and in a new direction. The Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse conjunct the North Node indicates this is time to enthusiastically embrace a new goal or project. There is no vacuum in the Universe. Whatever you have released and emptied out will be filled and replaced with something else. The key here is you need (want) to choose what will replace that which you let go. Otherwise, what comes to fill the void may not fit or satisfy your desires. Knowing what you don’t want is a big part of the puzzle, but in this case knowing what you do want is important and will inform your steps moving forward.

Chiron, the archetype of the Wounded Healer, is also conjunct the Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse. Chiron in the natal chart represents an ancient wound you are working on healing in this lifetime. Typically, you experience healing when you help others who are dealing with a similar wound. Consider homeopathy and the concept that “like cures like.” For instance, if your Chiron wound involves issues around self-worth, self-esteem, and personal value, helping others who are struggling with self-worth issues helps them and helps you heal your own self-worth wounds. Maybe Chiron in your chart represents a wound around speaking up, speaking your mind, and sharing your opinion. If this is the case, it is vital you express your thoughts, ideas, and opinions and impower others with the same issue to express their thoughts, ideas, and opinions. These are just two examples of Chiron wounds; there are many more.

As you contemplate a new goal or starting a new project, consider what feels right for you, what feels inspiring, healing, and would fulfill a dream you have in your heart. The Aries energy of the New Moon/Solar Eclipse brings the desire to move quickly and do it now! But wait, Mars is moving to a conjunction with Saturn. Mars, the ruler of Aries, desires movement, and action but Saturn requires time, structure, and future planning. Obviously, the energy of Mars and Saturn seem quite incompatible, but when the natural qualities of each planet are accepted and valued, you have a recipe for success. Mars supplies drive and enthusiasm, and Saturn provides discipline, organization, and responsibility. Both planets are in the sign of Pisces; going forward, you need to be flexible, pay attention to your intuition, and make adjustments as prompted.

Neither the dynamic energy of Mars nor the solid, let’s put it in stone, energy of Saturn are comfortable with the fluid, meandering energy of Pisces, but all energies must be worked with to achieve a successful outcome.

The looming and much anticipated Jupiter/Uranus conjunction is drawing closer and closer. The exact conjunction on April 20th. This is an exciting combination of energies: Jupiter growth and expansion and Uranus innovation and change. The stock market is up, 303,000 jobs were added in March, unemployment is at 3.8 percent, gold is up, and Bitcoin reached record highs in March. So many emerging technologies it’s hard to keep up. You may want to keep an eye on super-efficient solar cells, AI, and enhanced geothermal systems. 

As if the previously mentioned astrological activity was not enough, Mercury has entered yet another retrograde cycle, April 1st – April 25th. We shall see how Mercury Retrograde affects the stock market over the coming three weeks, and if some of the growth and expansion declines after the peak of the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction. As Mercury is Retrograde remember this is the time to reconsider, rethink, redo, respond as opposed to react. Potential for misunderstandings so make every effort to be clear and concise with information and directions. Follow up with email, phone messages, and texts. If you don’t hear back from someone it is quite possible, they didn’t receive your message. Be patient with traffic and travel as there may be more than the usual number of delays.  

Contact me if you would like to know what the Chiron archetype of the Wounded Healer represents in your chart. 

Libra Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse

March 25, 2024

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

 

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences.

 

The Libra Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse focuses your attention on relationships and your interaction with others. This theme has been prevalent in our lives since July 2023, when the North Node and South Node entered Aries/Libra.

 

We are all in the process of learning more about ourselves and our relationships. The scales, the symbol for Libra, are associated with balance, justice, and fairness. Most of us would like our relationships to be fair, balanced, and harmonious, with equal give and take. The Libra Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse is an opportunity for you to address ongoing inequality in your close relationships. The caveat here involves long-term relationships, uneven giving and receiving may be periodically unavoidable due to work requirements, illness, family commitments, etc.

 

The Libra South Node represents a point of release and letting go. The Libra Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse illuminates that which needs to be released in order to move forward. As noted above, the South Node has been in the sign of Libra since July 2023; most likely you are aware of what has run its course and is no longer working or useful to you. If you have a habit of over-giving, acquiescing simply to keep the peace, or accepting less than you deserve or are worth, this is your opportunity to let go of negative relationship habits and patterns.

 

This eclipse may represent something more for you than letting go of a relationship or negative habits and patterns with relationships. The eclipse may signal the time for you to consider letting go of your job or career and pursuing something new. Perhaps it’s time for you to move on from your current home. If you’re renting, maybe it’s time to think about buying a home. Maybe you’re considering moving to a new city, state, or country.    

 

Acknowledge your feelings and emotions as well as those of others. Libra is an air sign. Air signs highlight communication, logic, objectivity, and curiosity. What is triggering negative emotions? Allow curiosity to lead your question, sometimes we think we are upset about one thing, and it turns out to be something else. It is often helpful if you can discuss (vent) your feelings. Consult a close and trusted friend, family member, therapist, someone with whom you feel emotionally safe. Objectivity is key, which is one reason it can be helpful to talk with someone who is not personally involved and can help you see things from a less emotional perspective.   

 

The Libra Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse is ruled by Venus in Pisces. Take the time to thoughtfully consider what needs to change in your life. What do you want to change? If you’re constantly feeling tired, exhausted, scared, frustrated, or hopeless, something definitely needs to change. Difficult emotions are important signals and alert you to the fact that you have a problem in need of your attention. What necessary change will bring your life into balance and harmony, or at the very least a more positive state. A series of small changes can lead to a big shift in consciousness and your experience of life. Review what is shifting and changing in your life. Whether it is a relationship, job, career, home, or city, consider the positives and negatives of the experience you are moving away from. What have you have enjoyed and found interesting? What were the difficulties and disappointments? How have you grown, and what have you learned about yourself and about life? What would suit you better now? What would offer more opportunities for growth and evolution, joy, and the creative use of your experience, skills, talents, and abilities?

 

Venus in Pisces can be helpful for soothing sadness and disappointment around endings. Faith and trust will support your leap into unknown realms of awareness and experience. Life is about discovery. During the next two weeks with Venus in Pisces and as Mercury stations for retrograde motion, find the time to rest, retreat, heal, ask for help, meditate, incorporate a spiritual practice, and connect with your higher self/essence/spirit for guidance and direction. Use this time to regroup, reset, and prepare for the future.

 

After a couple of months with no retrograde planets, Mercury soon begins another retrograde cycle April 1st through April 25th. Mercury Retrograde signals the time to slow down, regroup, rethink, and thoughtfully consider your direction and your next step. Mercury is retrograde in the sign of Aries. Aries represents beginning, action, and independence. This is a great time to consider what will replace that which you are releasing or is ending in your life. The April Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse and Jupiter/Uranus conjunction will further encourage growth and change; more on this soon. So, for now, breathe, relax, and make peace with the releasing letting go energy of the Libra Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse. Make space for something new, new experiences, and new adventures.    

 

Use the three-week period of Mercury Retrograde to plan, construct, arrange, and strategize what is next for you. Notice and pay attention to the signs and signals from the Universe indicating focus and direction. Once Mercury resumes direct motion, commence with the changes you have considered over the past weeks. When Mercury resumes direct motion, the latter part of April, review each idea, step, plan, and desire. Adjustments may be necessary as you gain more clarity about what you want and how you will go about manifesting it.  

Pisces New Moon

March 10, 2024

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer. The Moon represents our emotions and feelings, our instincts and intuitive sense, our memories, and our habits. The house containing the Moon in your natal chart shows where you experience fluctuation and change, where you want to feel safe and secure.

The Pisces New Moon lights up your imagination, intuition, and your ability to tap into Universal energy, a welcome respite from the exacting, detailed-oriented Virgo Full Moon. Now, your emotions are free to roam and explore the powerful potential of your dreams and aspirations.  

Manifesting. Create a vision board of pictures and symbols representing your dreams and aspirations. Place your physical vision board where you will see it daily; consistent focus is vital. A virtual vision board is great as a screen saver or wallpaper for your phone or computer. Simple candle rituals performed regularly are a potent method for focusing, attracting, and manifesting.  

The Pisces New Moon is perfect for physical and emotional healing; consider Reiki, Qigong, sound healing, yoga, or chakra balancing. 

If you’ve been overwhelmed with obligations or pulled in multiple directions and lost touch with a spiritual practice this is the perfect time to resume a regular routine. Or begin a spiritual practice of meditation, chanting, prayer, or breathing exercises.

If you are experiencing blocks or hesitation in pursuing your goals, hypnotherapy is an excellent technique for accessing your subconscious and releasing fears. EMDR is a powerful technique for releasing traumatic memories. Past life regression and astrology can provide insight and information about repetitive patterns related to career, relationships, and personal habits.  

Such a strong Pisces influence increases your ability to tap into or pick up on the energy and emotions of people around you. If you’re spending time with people who are feeling happy and optimistic, this is great. If you’re dealing with people who are depressed, stressed, or anxious, it can be challenging. If you find yourself absorbing the difficult emotions of others it is important you take steps to release them. Take a shower; this is a great way to cleanse your aura (the electromagnetic field surrounding your body) and release difficult emotions. Breathwork is also an effective technique. Exercise or go for a nature walk to ground and center yourself. Send positive and supportive energy to those who are struggling as you release.   

The desire to escape and get away from it all can be especially strong during the two-week period of the Pisces New Moon. The impulse to drink too much, gamble too much, shop too much, completely zone out, and turn off the world can feel very seductive. While this method of escape may be temporarily effective, there can be negative consequences to your job and or relationships. Instead, consider a spa day, a day at the beach, or your favorite place in the natural world. If you only have an hour or two here or there, listen to music, dance, go for a hike, watch an uplifting film, take a scenic drive, get together with a friend, enjoy a picnic, and celebrate spring.    

You may feel mentally energetic as Mercury moves into enthusiastic, action-oriented Aries on March 9th. However, it can be difficult to maintain a sustained mental focus on a task, learning something new, or lengthy projects. Take short breaks. If you find yourself stuck, temporarily shift your focus to something else.        

Mercury aspecting Pluto in Aquarius may trigger new thoughts, ideas, or goals. This is also a great aspect for exploring and gathering information on subjects that interest you. You may finally find the words to introduce an idea or discuss a difficult situation or problem. Do take a moment to think through your part of the conversation; you want to express yourself in a calm and direct manner. Remember to listen and carefully evaluate input from others.   

Pisces Sun and Moon aspect Uranus, the planet of sudden insight, change, and innovation. Mars, the planet of action and ambition, is squaring Uranus. Together, Mars and Uranus add a touch of unpredictability to the Pisces New Moon. You may feel the need to make a quick decision or take immediate action to take advantage of an opportunity or get ahead of the curve.   

The Pisces New Moon is the perfect time to give back. Donate your time, energy, money, or resources to those in need or your favorite charity. Whatever you are able to do to make life better for others will benefit you and those you help. 

Virgo Full Moon

February 24, 2024

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences.

The Virgo Full Moon shines a light on your emotions, your health, diet, work, and the service you provide. This is a good time to review your overall health and how you are feeling physically. Do your daily habits and routines support your health, or are they setting you up for future health problems? The future will be here sooner than you expect and thinking you will deal with potential health problems later is not a good plan, but one people often subscribe to. Temptation, especially food related, is EVERYWHERE! Instant gratification is hard to resist, especially in the world we live in.

The sign of Virgo is related to the digestive system and the assimilation of food. During the two-week period following the Virgo Full Moon, pay attention to when you eat (time of day) as well as how you feel after you eat. If you suspect a particular food is not compatible with or is irritating your system, eliminate it from your diet for two weeks to a month. Notice how you feel when you reintroduce the food into your diet. Do you feel bloated, tired, sluggish? Are you experiencing heartburn or craving sugar?

Vitamins and supplements are not all created equal, and just as the food you eat needs to be properly assimilated to nourish your body, your vitamins and supplements need to be properly assimilated to benefit your body. There is a lot of information online about vitamins and supplements. Research the vitamins you’re taking; capsules, tablets, and soft gels are assimilated differently. Check out the brand of vitamins or supplements you are taking, do they have good reviews, is the manufacturer GMP Certified? Are you taking the proper dosage? Are you combining vitamins that work well together or mixing vitamins that should be taken separately?

You may find you are feeling a little OCD about hygiene, yours, and others, and feeling super irritated by the person who sneezes or coughs without covering their face or the person sitting next to you in the theater who bathed in their perfume.

Virgo is an earth sign; the energy is practical, efficient, reliable, patient, focused, and thorough. Value is related to usefulness, if it’s not useful, it has little value.

Virgo is good energy for spring cleaning, getting your home organized, cleaning out closets or the garage. Toss, donate, or recycle stuff you no longer need or want. Host a clothing swap party. Virgo loves a good deal, and what is better than trading a piece of clothing you no longer wear for a new item you’re excited to wear? It’s interesting that letting go of tangible things also helps you process and let go of negative emotions. The exercise of deciding what to keep and what to let go seems to kick-start the process of emotional release. Let go of negative emotions that are weighing you down and keeping you stuck in an unsatisfying situation, job, or relationship.

You may find yourself worrying more during the two-week cycle of the Virgo Full Moon. Worries and concerns related to health, yours or others, your job, your relationship with your boss or co-workers, employees, or clients. Bills, insurance, or taxes, especially now with tax season underway.

The process of analysis, focusing on details, and sorting information is good for a work-related project, book, or manuscript editing, or reviewing job applications. But the Virgo Full Moon shines a light on your feelings and emotions, especially difficult emotions like self-criticism, perfectionist tendencies, fear, depression, and sadness. Analyzing emotions, dissecting feelings, and reviewing a traumatic event can be cathartic, but the process is also stressful and emotionally exhausting. Talking to your therapist, a trusted friend, or journaling can help you navigate difficult emotions triggered by the Virgo Full Moon.

The Virgo Moon is an excellent time to learn a new skill or develop a detailed-oriented skill like editing, proofreading, data entry, or organizing tasks or schedules. There are a number of jobs that require detail-oriented skills: accountant, architect, travel agent, editor, programmer. Consider taking continuing education classes to advance your career.  

The Virgo qualities of precision and accuracy are challenged with Pluto, Mars, and Venus in innovative, progressive, and forward-thinking Aquarius. Adjustments are required and necessary to satisfy the need to take care of details and maintain efficiency in your work and personal life. Simultaneously, you need to be able to take advantage of technological advances which influence your job, career, and personal life.

The hard-working, diligent Virgo Full Moon and endless to-do lists may distract you from enjoying and experiencing the intuitive, mystical, flowing energy of the Sun in Pisces. You are a spiritual being in a physical world; focusing 100% of your time and energy on the mundane material aspects of life depletes the spirit. It is important for you to balance your daily life obligations, duties, and responsibilities with a spiritual practice, artistic endeavor, prayer, or meditation.

The qualities of Pisces can be restorative and healing. During the two-week period between the Virgo Full Moon and the New Moon, focus your energy on taking care of your physical body and your environment, as well as nurturing your dreams and desires. Just because you’re not able to measure your intuition or analyze it on a spreadsheet doesn’t make it less valuable or reliable. Imagine what can be, imagine what is possible, and you will find hope, faith, and the direction forward.      

Aquarius New Moon February 9, 2024

Lunar New Year February 10, 2024

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer. The Moon represents our emotions and feelings, our instincts and intuitive sense, our memories, and our habits. The house containing the Moon in your natal chart shows where you experience fluctuation and change, where you want to feel safe and secure.

This is a powerful New Moon, ripe with potential and possibility.

According to Chinese astrology, this is the year of the Wood Dragon. Dragons are enthusiastic, captivating, idealistic, powerful, and visionary. You have the opportunity to incorporate Dragon qualities into your life this year!    

Uranus, the planet of sudden change and shocking revelations, is in a tense and conflicting aspect to the Aquarius New Moon. If you have plans for Friday, February 9th, and Saturday February 10th, prepare a “plan B”, just in case. There is strong potential for a change of plans, disruption, and surprises. It is much easier to pivot and reset if you are “prepared” as much as one can be for the unexpected!

Or maybe you don’t have any specific plan beyond getting through the workday and enjoying a restful, quiet weekend at home. But then in a moment of inspiration, you find yourself doing something completely the opposite, and not necessarily restful or quiet but rejuvenating in an exhilarating way.

Pay attention to any signs or symbols connected to unexpected or surprising events. You’re driving a familiar road en route to someplace you have been many times, but this time, while lost in thought, you miss your offramp, exit, or turn and find yourself in new territory. Your first impulse is to turn around and head back to where you were going in the first place, but wait, look around. Allow some extra time to explore, who knows what you might find. Maybe you’ve been thinking about moving. Could this new area be a neighborhood you haven’t considered or even been aware of? Maybe you discover a new restaurant for a delicious culinary experience. Or a store that carries or specializes in that specific thing you’ve been hunting for. Maybe you observe a beautiful park that would be perfect for the next family BBQ or a great place to bring the dog for a new adventure. Or you see a new hiking trail that is beckoning exploration.

The Aquarius New Moon indicates change, a shift, restart, movement in a new direction. This is seed planting time; what do you want to manifest or create? Who or what do you dream of becoming? Are you becoming, or are you just being?

Pluto has just recently moved into Aquarius for the second time after retrograding back into Capricorn for the past seven-plus months. It’s time to take a step forward, shake up the status quo after all the New Moon is in the same sign as Pluto, the planet of transformation and regeneration, the phoenix from the ashes.

The necessary repetition of daily life eventually becomes stifling and limiting if you don’t make changes. Patterns and routines become ruts of habitual behavior that change the vivid colors of your world into gray monotony. Familiarity, though comforting, can contribute to a lack of attention and boredom.

What have you stopped paying attention to? Where are you just going through the motions? Your life, your family, your home, your job, or your career. Whatever shakes you up, interrupts your regular schedule or routine, or surprises you during this lunation cycle draws your attention to areas of life that may require change.  

Over the next two weeks, set an intention to pause for a few minutes upon waking. Set your alarm clock five or ten minutes earlier if necessary and give yourself time to lie in bed and notice how you feel upon waking. Do you recall any significant dreams? Perhaps you have an awareness or insight into how to work with or solve a nagging problem.

The Aquarius New Moon is the perfect time to experiment and try something new and different. Mix and blend as if you were creating a new recipe or tweaking an old recipe: a little of this, a little of that. Create a new life for yourself or alter your current life and move in a new direction. 

Maybe a lack of confidence has held you back from pursuing something you want because you are afraid you’re not good enough, talented enough, educated enough? Now is the time to begin pushing through your uncertainty and fear and allow your passion to rise to the surface. Muster up your confidence and trust and take the first step. Stop comparing yourself to others; share your unique and special gifts with the world. Take responsibility for your dreams. Be the magician in your life; use your wisdom, skills, tools, and life experience to manifest, as above so below.  

Leo Full Moon

January 25, 2024

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences.

You may feel more energetic, inspired, and bold during the Leo Full Moon. This is a great time to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. You may feel excited and enthusiastic about pursuing something that has been in the back of your mind for a long time: your own business, a new job, a relationship, a trip abroad, or going back to school to finish your degree.   

Your life may be so busy you feel that everything needs to be planned out in advance. This is the time to be spontaneous and do something on the spur of the moment, a weekend trip, a mid-week spa break, or an outdoor activity you enjoy. During the Leo Full Moon lunar phase, make a point of experiencing a fun activity with your partner, friends, or family. Go to the theater to see a play or film, visit a museum, theme park, or enjoy a night on the town.

We all want to feel appreciated for the things we do on behalf of others. The Leo Full Moon is a great time to show your gratitude and appreciation for those who have been there for you in times of need. The co-worker who collaborated with you on an important project, the doctor who guided you through a difficult health problem. The friend or family member who offered financial assistance when that unexpected expense dropped in your lap. The person who watched your children so you and your partner could take a much needed break. The neighbor who brought you welcome to the neighborhood cookies or helped you repair the fence after the storm. The friend who lent an ear and brought you ice cream after a difficult break-up. The person who cheered you on and bolstered your self-esteem when you felt uncertain about giving a presentation or taking on a difficult project.      

Are you experiencing a feeling of judgement or disapproval? Stop and think about why you are feeling judged or disapproved of. Do you respect or even know the person who you believe is judging you? Are you judging yourself based on someone else’s morals or opinions? Do you feel you did something wrong? It is easy to get hung up on others’ opinions and moral judgements, but it really comes down to you and your beliefs. Approval is nice when it comes your way, but you can’t allow the need for approval to run your life or influence your choices, decisions, and actions. If you feel comfortable with your choice or action, let it go and move on.

Jupiter’s influence is strong and powerful aspecting the Moon, Sun, Pluto, Saturn, and Venus. Balance is the key to harnessing Jupiter’s expansive and optimistic nature, as well as managing the tendency to over-expect, overdo, and overindulge.

It is important for you to set aside time during this lunar phase to focus on what you want to accomplish as well as what you want to attract and manifest in your life. Focus your attention and energy on the practical realities of life that bring emotional security, finances, work, relationships, health. Think about the steps involved and your timeline. How long are you willing to wait for forward movement? What do you need to start doing today?

Pluto’s recent ingress into Aquarius opposing the Leo Full Moon indicates change is necessary, but the fixed quality of the Leo Full Moon is habit-bound and resistant to change. When purposefully focused, the fixed quality is excellent for follow though as it provides the determination to carry a goal, project, or enterprise to completion.

To bring life into balance, along with focusing on emotional security and the practical realities of life, you need to set aside time to focus on your spirit, the essence of you, the spark that ignites life. Quiet contemplation, listening to your heart, and focusing on what matters most will bring information about the direction that will guide your choices and decisions about your future.  

Are you deliberately avoiding problems and decisions? Have you built walls as a method of self-protection? Are you disconnected from the emotional/spiritual aspects of yourself? Do you feel lost, without direction? Offer assistance to someone in need, listen to their difficulties and fears, and recognize they are in a place of potential and opportunity. In those moments when a person feels they have nothing to lose, they often find the strength to start again. Now, recognize your potential and opportunity and start again. 

Stand up and receive, not from a subordinate position, but from a position of equal giving and receiving. Recognize your options and make a decision.

Your physical self and your spiritual self both need your love and attention. Maintaining an open heart and mind with an attitude of curiosity and learning will bring you into equilibrium.

Capricorn New Moon

January 11, 2024

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer. The Moon represents our emotions and feelings, our instincts and intuitive sense, our memories, and our habits. The house containing the Moon in your natal chart shows where you experience fluctuation and change, where you want to feel safe and secure.

The essence of Capricorn is practical, hard-working, disciplined, determined, organized, grounded, and resourceful. Capricorn favors stability, reliability, and doing things methodically, so it’s right the first time.

Saturn in Pisces is the ruler of the Capricorn New Moon. Saturn represents time, the passage of time, patience, and structure. Pisces is receptive, sensitive, ambiguous, and releasing. Good timing equals success, bad timing usually indicates a do-over or restart. Trust your intuition for timing, maintain flexibility, and be open to new ideas.

Emotions are cautious and reserved in the sign of Capricorn, so this is not an emotionally over-the-top lunar cycle. However, unpredictable Uranus aspecting the Sun and Moon may have you feeling emotionally up one minute and down the next. Of course, in true Capricorn Moon fashion you are doing everything you can to appear calm and centered and keep your emotions under wraps. You may experience fear and anxiety related to security, finances, responsibilities, and success. Think about what is causing your fear and anxiety and figure out what you need to do or change in order to alleviate stress and move on.

Initiating Mars aspecting expansive Jupiter offers up plenty and maybe a tad too much optimism. As always, with Jupiter, proportion is important, keep expectations realistic, decisions and actions grounded and practical.

The Capricorn New Moon provides you with an opportunity to emotionally prepare for the changes that are coming with Pluto in Aquarius. It also gives you a head start in planning for your future.

You may find yourself choosing between moving in new directions or maintaining that which is familiar and comfortable; either way, there will be challenges. What do you hold on to, and what do you to let go? How can you balance your needs and desires and your commitments and obligations to others? The New Moon does not offer easy answers and urges you to plan carefully and methodically for a good outcome/result when undertaking a long-term goal.

Before deciding and acting on opportunities and possibilities, engage in thoughtful consideration. Attention to detail is necessary, but no planets in air signs complicates the process. Tap into your inner wisdom and life experience to see around corners and anticipate potential problems.

Currently, Pluto is in the last degree and minutes of Capricorn. Now is the time to release old emotional baggage. Pluto’s brief retreat back into Capricorn, September 1st through November 18, 2024, offers another opportunity for finishing and releasing.

Pluto was temporarily in Aquarius late March through early June 2023. Do you recall how were you feeling? Excited and energized or overwhelmed and just trying to stay afloat. If you don’t recall your emotional state, read past journal entries, check your calendar, email, and text. Did you start something or contemplate starting something during this time last year? What changes were happening in your life? What were you focused on and or working on?

Pluto once again enters Aquarius on January 20, 2024. This is the time to pick up where you left off with new starts and projects you may have begun during the spring of 2023. If last spring was too overwhelming for you to make changes or start in a new direction you have another opportunity starting this month.  

November 19, 2024, Pluto will move into Aquarius, where it will stay for the next twenty years. What do you want over the next twenty years? More of the same or something different. Consider all aspects of your life; relationships, home, family, children, education, finances, work, career, goals and aspirations, travel.

Move beyond the fears that keep you confined and stuck in a life you no longer enjoy or appreciate. Get out of your comfort zone and experience the exhilaration of being alive. Explore the world beyond the one you hold in your hand and trust divine guidance in your life. Reach for something more than what you have and take the first step to create the future you want. Encourage someone else to do the same, either with you or on their own. Let’s help each other move into new experiences and make a commitment to creating a better life over the next twenty years. 

Cancer Full Moon

December 26, 2023

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences. 

The Moon represents our emotions and feelings, our instincts and intuitive sense, our memories, and habits. The Moon is the natural ruler of the sign of Cancer.

You may take pleasure in cooking, baking, trying a new recipe, or preparing a meal for the people you love and enjoy.

Reconnect with friends and family you have not seen or heard from in a while.

Host a family gathering to celebrate the New Year.

Choose some small DIY projects to make your home feel more comfortable. Paint your bedroom a soothing color. Buy new pillows for the sofa or a cozy blanket to snuggle under while you are watching your favorite show. 

Foster a pet or adopt a pet.

If you are feeling bored or that your life is small and predictable, plan a trip. Travel, explore a new place, experience a different culture, see how other people live.    

The sign of Cancer is maternal, nurturing, concerned with safety, protection, shelter, and home. You may feel more concerned with your personal safety or protecting loved ones during this lunar phase. Or you may be contemplating a variety of ways to make your home feel safe and secure with motion sensor devices, new or different locks on your doors and windows, or a home security system.

Insecurity related to living paycheck to paycheck will likely increase during this lunar cycle, prompting you to consider ways to increase your income and relieve the pressure of constantly worrying about making your rent or car payment.

The sign of Cancer is also sympathetic, sentimental, and nostalgic. You may find yourself thinking about events and experiences in your past, as well as people from your past.    

The Cancer Full Moon shines a light on the need for emotional security. You may feel cautious about sharing your feelings because you are worried about being misunderstood, ignored, ridiculed, or shamed.   

The holidays encourage excess and overindulgence in a variety of ways: eating, drinking, spending. The potent emotions and increased sensitivity of the Cancer Full Moon will challenge even the most controlled and disciplined to stray from their diet and exercise routine and enjoy too much of a good thing.

During this lunar phase, you may gain insight and a deeper understanding of perplexing emotional issues. Example: How can I shift this cycle of emotional frustration related to ____________ (fill in the blank.) Letting go of self-sabotaging emotional patterns and habits. Releasing negative thoughts which lead to pessimistic glass half empty expectations.

Life is a balancing act. Balancing the inevitable emotional highs and lows, balancing work and leisure time, balancing your personal needs with the needs of others. Balancing your finances. Balancing your diet and exercise. Balancing your thoughts and mental focus to avoid the extremes of Pollyanna or despair and hopelessness.         

Jupiter resumes direct motion December 30th, and Mercury resumes direct motion January 1st, ushering in movement and momentum for your New Year’s resolutions, goals, and plans for 2024.

The Cancer Full Moon is aspecting Jupiter, offering abundance, optimism, and hope if you believe and trust. The Moon is also aspecting to Saturn, offering a foundation and structure if you maintain emotional flexibility.      

The Cancer Moon calls attention to the need for connection, love, and a sense of belonging. You may be feeling left out, alone, perhaps you have experienced a lengthy hardship. Or maybe you are feeling bruised, battle-weary, and defensive. Either way, it is time for you to lay down your defenses, push past your fears, and reach out. There are always people who are willing and eager to lend a hand or an ear, when you are ready to accept guidance, help, comfort, and support. Just ask.

Though you may carry your difficulties and troubles with you, they don’t have to weigh you down or burden you to the point of inertia. Emotional support will sustain you through challenges, trials, and tribulations.

Having what you want and need is directly related to your ability to choose and focus your energy and effort. You are blessed with an abundant ability to manifest; we all are. One of the biggest issues I see with people and manifesting is whether they feel deserving, worthy, and confident. We are all interconnected, and we experience the challenges of the collective, but we are also individuals, each with our own life path, direction, and personal evolution. It is possible to work together on our collective challenges and on our personal desire to manifest the life we want.

No one needs to give you permission to pursue your own happiness and joy, but you do need to overcome your own feelings of worthlessness, inferiority, and inadequacy and allow yourself to experience happiness and joy.   

Sagittarius New Moon

December 12, 2023

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

The Sagittarius New Moon brings the energy of excitement and optimism, an uplift to our spirits, inspiration, and a sense of possibility. You may also feel the desire to travel, mentally exploring something new or different, and or physically, going from one location to a new or different location. We want to experience something unconnected or detached from our own mundane and repetitious “regular” world.  

Jupiter is the ruling planet of Sagittarius. Jupiter’s energy is expansive (after all, it is the largest planet in our solar system). Jupiter encourages growth, abundance, and indulgence. Are you eating because you are hungry or to soothe a feeling of dissatisfaction, frustration, anger, or neglect? 

During the Sagittarius New Moon phase, remember gratitude, be thankful and grateful, and show your appreciation for the supportive people and blessings in your life. Connecting to feelings of gratitude and affirming blessings will calm difficult emotions and the tendency to overindulge.      

Uranus, the planet of sudden and unexpected change, disruption, innovation, and progress, is in a tight and difficult (adjustment requiring) aspect to the Moon/Sun in Sagittarius. Add Mars in Aries, impatient and desiring immediate gratification or action, and you have the formula for anxiety and emotional flare-ups. Feeling one way one minute and another way the next. Erratic emotions trigger quick decisions followed by impulsive actions, which then require adjustments.

Oh, and just to add to the fun, Mercury is stationary retrograde at the time of the Sagittarius New Moon and will move into full-blown retrograde motion about eight hours after the New Moon.  

Mercury Retrograde is the time to slow down, regroup, rethink, reconsider, and redo, which is not so easy in the midst of the fiery I’m feeling it now, do it now, Sagittarius New Moon. There are three planets in fire signs, three planets in water signs, four planets in earth signs, and zero planets in air signs at the time of the New Moon. The lack of air element indicates decisions or actions could be taken without contemplation and thoughtful analysis, also leading to the aforementioned adjustments.

Thankfully, Mercury is retrograde in the sign of practical, persistent Capricorn, until late evening on December 22nd. You have about ten days to adjust, undo, or revamp what you may have started on the New Moon that needs to be revised.

The sign of Sagittarius is also about philosophy, religion, morals, judgment, and ethics. Sagittarius can range from broadmindedness to narrow-minded fanatics. Notice who is vying for your attention, especially those you consider authority figures. They will be quick to tell you how to feel, what to do, how and why you should do it. Ultimately, you must be your own authority. Only you know what is best for you. The only thing you can truly control is yourself. We all know this, but still, we attempt to control other people and circumstances beyond ourselves. The Sagittarius New Moon reminds us that we each need to decide what is right for us.

This is a great time for continuing education or ethics classes related to your profession. A refresher course on a language you previously learned but now feels rusty or out of practice. Learn or deepen your knowledge of world religions or explore philosophy. It is a good time to review your beliefs. Do your beliefs support your life? Are your beliefs relevant to your life now?

You could research online platforms for offering classes on something you know and would like to share with a larger audience. Check the Internet, Google, “The nine best online course platforms” to find the best platform for your topic and area of expertise.

If you have a book project in the works that has been neglected for a while, this is a good time to resurrect it. Or if it needs editing, Mercury Retrograde is great for review. Check your facts and add documentation if necessary.

In just six weeks, January 20, 2024, Pluto will once again move into the sign of Aquarius, and for a longer stay this time. Think back to late March through early June of this year. Recall what changed in your life or if you were focused on or working on a new project during this time. 

During the six weeks, while Pluto is in the last degrees of Capricorn, catch up, finish up, and wrap up lingering projects or problems. Consider the rules and restrictions you have placed in your life that are holding you back and keeping you in the past. Pluto in Aquarius wants to bring you and all of us into a new world. What do you need to release and empty from your hands, so you can grasp something new and exciting?  

If you are so focused on a problem you cannot move beyond it, it is time to ask for help. You may need to seek help from multiple sources until you find the correct person or treatment. Viewing your problem through someone else’s eyes can be enough to move you out of turmoil and into a calmer space. Problems are easier to solve when your mind is at ease and relaxed. You may need to journey back into your past to find the root of your problem and finally a resolution to it.  

At the time of the Sagittarius New Moon, there’s an easy-flowing exchange of energy between the Sun/Moon and North Node in Aries. Offering yet another opportunity for you to consider and prioritize what is most important to you, your life, and your future. Here’s the catch: you must do something to take advantage of the easy-flowing energy. Decide what you want, focus your mind, and spirit, and take the necessary steps to begin to manifest your dream.      

Self-discovery is the most interesting and exciting journey you will ever take. Trust the process and delve into your inner landscape; you will be amazed with what you find.

Gemini Full Moon

November 27, 2023

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences.

This is a powerful Full Moon with the Moon in opposition to the Sun and Mars. When Mars is conjunct one of the luminaries, it adds drive, energy, action, and the potential for aggression and harshness to the lunar phase.

A Full Moon is always an emotionally heightened time. Add Mars into the mix, and it’s easy to act quickly or overreact to emotional triggers. Sometimes, a quick response works in your favor, other times not so much. Take a minute or two to think through any action you may be considering.  

Since this is a Gemini Full Moon, information, communication, and transportation are highlighted. This is a good time to seek information; be aware you may feel inundated with the amount of information you receive. That said, I always feel more information is better than less.  

Mercury, the ruler of the Gemini Moon, is in a tight and very challenging aspect to Neptune. Be sure to vet all information you receive. Make sure it is accurate and complete. If you find something confusing or feel uncertain, follow up to gain clarity. It is easy for information and communication to get mixed up, or you may receive part of the information you need, and another part could be inadvertently left out.

Regarding communication and difficult relationships, again, pay close attention to what you are told as someone may attempt to deliberately deceive or misinform you. You may feel an urgent need to say something or have a conversation about something that has been bothering you; you simply cannot wait any longer! Words can be sharp and or have a sarcastic tone, so take a moment to think about what you are about to say. Keep things amicable if possible so no one feels defensive and clams up or walks out, leaving the conversation up in the air.

If you are traveling during this lunar phase, schedule extra time to get from point A to point B, as plans and schedules may need to be adjusted. Having a plan B is also a good idea.

You may find yourself contemplating a new/different car if the car you have is no longer satisfying, fulfilling, or needs costly repairs. Think about the make and model of car you would like and can afford. Do some research during this lunar phase, read reviews, and consider if you could pay cash or if you would need to get a loan.

You may feel compelled to explore the idea of traveling to new or foreign lands. This is a great time to gather information about a location. Find out the best time of year to visit and the activities that will be available to you. Research the approximate cost for airfare, lodging, meals, etc.

This can also be a good time to write something that requires your focused and thoughtful attention. A business plan or business proposal. A job-related writing project, especially if you are up against a deadline. A writing project for a class. Work on a book you are writing. Write the “Dear John letter” you have been thinking about if you are not able or comfortable talking face to face with your intimate partner.  

Mercury, the ruler of the Gemini Full Moon, is in a favorable aspect to the North Node in Aries. This is a good time to consider what you want for your life going forward, especially if you have not done so during the past four-plus months since the North Node moved into the sign of Aries mid-July of this year. The sign of Aries is about you as an individual and what is important to you for your life. What matters to you, what do you want to accomplish, what do you want to experience, what do you need, what would be fulfilling, joyful, interesting, and exciting for you?

The opposite point, the South Node in Libra, indicates your relationships and connections with other people. The South Node is a point of release and letting go. Not that you need to let go of your relationships and connections, but rather consider how you are putting others’ needs before your own. What have you put on hold to accommodate someone else? Are you telling yourself you must wait to have what you want and need? Are you making someone else an excuse for not doing what you want because you feel uncertain if it will work out?

Honestly examine your fears. Are they valid? How can you overcome them and move forward with your life? If you don’t move out of fear and into action now, then when? Waiting will not make it easier, it will simply add to the frustration, resentment, or anger you are feeling. Seize the opportunity the planets are offering now and take the first, second, or third step in creating the life you want. Use the energy of Mercury and Neptune to create a vision of your future.

If you are living in an area that provides you with freedom and choice, rejoice in the opportunity to create the life you want for yourself. Let go of the attachments that are holding you back from realizing your potential. Move out of despair and into hope.

Be flexible with your goals and desires and let your guides and the Universe assist you as you move forward.

Taurus Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

October 28, 2023

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences. 

Taurus is concerned with security, physical, material, financial, and in the case of the Moon in Taurus, emotional security. The full moon shines a light on things we might not want to look into very deeply. Where are you feeling a lack of security?

A close relationship? Do you feel insecure or uncertain about where you stand in the relationship, or your value or importance to the other person?

Do you feel insecure about your job? Are you hearing rumors of layoffs, possible mergers, or the business or company being sold with no guarantee of retaining existing employees?    

Are you feeling insecure about your finances? Having enough money to pay the bills, mortgage, the cost of healthcare or childcare. Are you worried or feeling insecure about investments, stocks, real estate, an unsecured loan to a friend, or money allocated to a risky business venture? 

Are you feeling insecure about your health? A chronic disease, the recent onset of a disease or simply getting older and health problems associated with age. Or maybe a family member recently diagnosed with a major health issue who is unable to pay for medication and treatment.   

Venus in Virgo was the ruler of the Libra New Moon/Solar Eclipse and Venus in Virgo is the ruler of the Taurus Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse. Venus holds rulership over both Taurus and Libra.

Venus in Virgo favors organization, efficiency, analysis, details, accuracy, work, and service. Taurus and Virgo are both practical, resourceful, and patient. Both want/expect tangible results, something to show for all the effort, hard work, and persistence.

Commit to working with the energies of both Taurus and Virgo in the areas where you feel a lack of security. Take practical, focused steps toward gaining greater security by shoring up any draining and depleting sources or issues.

In the case of an insecure relationship, have an honest talk with the other person about your relationship.

For job insecurity, do some research and find out what jobs are being offered in your field. Contact a recruiter and review your options and potential jobs. Update your resume. Take proactive steps to prepare yourself in the event you do need to find new employment or if you decide to leave your job.

If you are feeling insecure about finances and paying the bills, consider a side hustle or part-time job. Review your investments with a financial planner or other qualified professional to consider your options and potential for risk.

For financial concerns regarding health and healthcare, consider a Health Savings Account (HSA). Research other health insurance policies which could cost less for about the same or better coverage.

For the next two weeks, think about how your words, ideas, and opinions may affect others before you share them.

The expression, “Still waters run deep,” was never more appropriate than for the Mercury/Mars conjunction in Scorpio. Mars is a different animal in the sign of Scorpio compared to Mars in Aries. Mars in Scorpio is not overt, obvious, or impulsive but instead cautious, calculating, and wary. Mercury in Scorpio can be secretive, sarcastic, and capable of delivering quite a blow with just a few words. Things may seem or look calm or placid on the surface, but just below and out of sight, passions are intense, and emotions are strong. Creating a false sense of security for those who stumble in unprepared or unaware.

Mercury and Mars are opposite Jupiter, expanding and amplifying both words and deeds. Intensions and motivations need to be considered as Scorpio can tend toward get even scenarios if it feels slighted or disrespected or worse yet, duped or deceived. Remember, the scorpion is associated with Scorpio.    

Productively, this energy can be used to get to the root of a problem. Scorpio enjoys excavating and diving down to discover what this dwelling below the surface. This is a good time for shadow work and confronting aspects of yourself with which you are not comfortable and are often mirrored in your close relationships.

In relationships, this energy can be productive for resolving long-standing resentment and anger if both parties are willing to play fair and refrain from spiteful and hurtful remarks. Taurus and Scorpio can be quite stubborn with regard to their position, and neither are comfortable with change. It will take a considerable effort and genuine willingness on both sides to accept responsibility and move forward together.   

The past couple weeks of eclipse season may have you feeling off balance and overwhelmed. The grounding energy of the Taurus Full Moon/Eclipse can help you regain balance and control of your life.

The Taurus Full Moon is very close to Jupiter, adding some buoyancy to the otherwise heavy earth energy of Taurus. Focus on growth, expansion, abundance, and the beauty of this world. Remember to be grateful for the good things in your life and positive things to come. Taurus is the best sign for attracting what you want, so decide what is most important to you and set your sights on manifesting it in your life.  

Jupiter is retrograde until December 30th, bringing second chances and missed opportunities back to you for your consideration and to take advantage of if you so choose.  

Break free from whatever is holding you back from experiencing what is most important to you. Celebrate your ability to choose and make changes. Ask for help if you need it and lend a hand to someone who may need support and guidance.

Change is much easier when you are proactive and initiate it rather than waiting for the Universe to impose change on you.

Don’t be afraid to take a chance on something new and uncertain. The reality is nothing is certain anyway. The exception being that if you don’t change, you just get more of the same, which, depending on your circumstances, may feel like a prison sentence.

Be fair and just with yourself, stop judging yourself, stop comparing yourself to others, stop tearing yourself down. Recognize your value and worth and allow good things to come to you.   

See others as your equal and not better than you. Focus on your future, hold onto what is important to you and let go of what is not important to you.

Allow new feelings and emotions to emerge and reveal possibilities. Only you know what is best for you, trust yourself, and heal the wounds of the past.

Don’t let fear of what is happening in the world distract you from your life and extinguish your fire and desire to have what you want. Focus unwaveringly if you are not in the middle of chaos and be grateful for the grace extended to you. Move toward what you want and stop looking back. Your future is in front of you, not behind you. Take responsibility for your life and enjoy the challenge of creating your life.

Libra New Moon/Solar Eclipse

October 14, 2023

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

The areas of Libra and Aries are highlighted. Libra – partnership/relationships, connection, diplomacy, balance, harmony. Aries – bold self-initiated action.   

A New Moon is about beginnings, as you read in the previous paragraph. However, the Libra New Moon/Solar Eclipse is in close proximity to the South Node, which is a point of release and letting go. South Node in Libra indicates releasing relationships and partnerships in which you are overly dependent, giving away your power, or expecting the other person to provide your safety, security, and comfort.

The opposite point, the North Node in Aries, indicates taking charge of your life, being the authority in your life, and creating the life you want.

Uranus, the agent of change, is also very involved with the Libra New Moon Solar Eclipse. Uranus’ involvement signals change is required and necessary but not comfortable or easy. Consider relationships and other areas when you feel restless, bored, and frustrated with the status quo. You must allow change, embrace change, and be willing to make adjustments even if you are not sure where it will lead. Trust the Universe has a plan for you.

Where are you overly attached to the physical/material world and avoiding your life? Examples would be staying in a job you hate because the money is good or staying in an unhappy relationship for financial security.

What are you worried about losing? Your lifestyle, a person, relationship, or partnership on which you are overly dependent.

If you have been cruising through your life, this New Moon/Eclipse will wake you up and signal you need to make changes. Stop focusing on the same thing, same issues, and same problems. Repeatedly focusing on something will not, does not change it. You have to focus on something new to create change. Look at what needs to change in your life and formulate a plan now.

Take control of your mind. You have a choice about where you focus your thoughts, so focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want.

Consider new ideas to bring success, look for opportunities, take a risk, and do something new. Stop waiting for others to provide or offer what you want. You may need to try multiple things to find the right new beginning.

Move toward what you want rather than away from what you don’t want. Be willing to leave something behind in order to proceed in a new direction.   

Look to past dreams and desires to indicate new actions and goals. What did you want that you gave up on? Find the money you need to manifest your dreams and desires, ask your family, take out a loan, use a credit card. Fight for what you want. Anyone who has what they want in life has fought for it.

Consider what you feel you deserve, what you are worthy of, and what you are willing to work for. Think, reflect, ponder, and meditate on why you don’t have it now. If you feel you deserve it, you are worth it, and you are willing to work for it, you can achieve it.

Life isn’t necessarily fair or equitable, but in your own life, the balance of power is in your hands. If you have been giving away your power, take it back now and take control of your life. Use your talents, skills, gifts, and life experience to break out of the past and move into new and exciting experiences.

Stop accepting relationships where you are an unequal partner and settling for less than you need. If you are not happy, take steps to balance the power or leave if the other person is unwilling to shift their position. Nothing less than your self-esteem, self-worth, and personal value is at stake.  

Life is a game; be willing to play the game and break some rules to have what you want. Enjoy the challenge, grow with the process, and feel the energy of life move through you. Trust yourself to create a life full of possibilities.

Believe in second chances and celebrate your life. Be optimistic, believe in yourself, and trust you will find your way. Adjust your focus and reach for what you want. Let go of the past and move forward.    

Aries Full Moon

September 29, 2023

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences. 

The Sun is in the sign of Libra from September 22nd until October 23rd. Libra season indicates the time to focus on balance, equilibrium, harmony, equality, fairness, and justice. Libra is also the sign of relationships, partnerships, collaboration, teamwork, and cooperation.

Consider your relationships and partnerships. Do they feel balanced? Are you on equal footing with the other person? Are you giving more than you are receiving or vice versa? Do they treat you fairly? Do you treat them fairly? Libra considers both sides of the equation. You need to think about the part you play in the relationship and not solely focus on the other person and their actions, choices, and decisions.

Now, consider the sign of Aries and how you can balance it with the sign of Libra. Aries is daring, bold, impatient, and assertive. Aries wants what it wants and wants it now! Aries craves independence, autonomy, and action. Aries is excited about moving forward and what comes next!

An Aries Full Moon usually signals the time to focus on you, your feelings, emotions, memories, desires, decisions, and actions about things you feel are important to you. But with Mars, the ruler of the Aries Full Moon in the sign of Libra, you also need to consider others.

Balance is key here, balancing your responsibilities, obligations, commitments to others with your responsibility, obligations, and commitments to yourself and your life. We are usually keenly aware of our responsibilities, etc., to other people, but we don’t often think about our responsibility to ourselves. Your life is your responsibility. You are obliged to be the steward and protector of your life. Your life is a gift, and you should honor it and appreciate its value and importance.      

The Aries Full Moon is the perfect time to recognize what it means to be alive as an independent being, capable of making decisions and choices about your life based on your individual wants, needs, likes, and dislikes.

Mars in Libra is close to (conjunct) the South Node in Libra. The South Node is a point of release and letting go so you can move forward in new directions. Both in the sign of Libra may indicate letting go of a relationship or partnership that no longer brings you joy or benefit, blocks your growth, feels like it has run its course, or is so out of balance it is beyond repair.  

This pairing of Mars and the South Node in Libra may indicate you need to let go of people pleasing or acquiescing. Stop allowing people to take advantage of you because it’s easier than speaking up for yourself or rocking the boat. Or always putting others’ needs before your own. Or repeatedly getting into unequal relationships or partnerships where you are contributing more or taking on much more responsibility than the other person.

This is also a good time for collaborative projects, teamwork, and joint ventures. Working together with someone on a shared vision or goal. Both of you contributing and cooperating with the understanding that you can each achieve more together than individually.

Everyone on this planet is an autonomous and individual soul, each with their own unique expression of spirit and life force. We are also all connected to one another, interconnected in a divine web of humanity collectively contributing to the lives of those we encounter, as well as those we may never meet. Our choices, actions, and contributions ripple throughout the world like a stone skipping across the water. Consider this if you ever doubt your own importance and significance in the world. 

This isn’t just another Full Moon. Mars rules the Aries Full Moon, and on the day of the Aries New Moon, Mars is 21 degrees of Libra, the degree of the October 14th Libra New Moon/Solar Eclipse.

So, what does this mean for you? During the three-day period of September 28th, 29th, and 30th, notice what you are focused on, dealing with, considering, or making decisions about. What do you want to move forward with or change? Pay attention to how you are feeling. You may feel more emotional. Your emotions may seem all over the place, erratic, or especially intense. You may feel impulsive or impatient. This three-day span of time will bring information regarding your area of focus and necessary change around the time of the Libra New Moon/Solar Eclipse in mid-October.

Virgo New Moon

September 14, 2023

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

At the time of the Virgo New Moon, Mercury is still retrograde and the ruler of the Virgo New Moon. Mercury will resume direct motion Friday, September 15th. Mercury Retrograde is the time to review, redo, reconsider, rework, slow down and catch up. Mercury Retrograde ruling the Virgo New Moon indicates you will experience a mix of energies. Over the next two weeks, you may find yourself finishing up and catching up with existing projects and simultaneously taking the early beginning steps to start a new project. Or maybe you are completing one phase of a project and also starting a new phase of the same project.

The forward thrust of the New Moon is there to assist you in the beginning stages of manifesting your intention for the Virgo New Moon, and you have an extra couple of weeks until the Aries Full Moon to wrap up and catch up. Actually, it’s not a bad combination considering there are so many planets retrograde, adding to the reevaluated, repeat, rethink, energy of this Mercury Retrograde cycle.

The Virgo New Moon is in tight aspect to Uranus in Taurus and wide aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, creating a grand trine in earth signs. Uranus is the great awakener, and Pluto the transformer. Uranus pushes change and wakes you up. Pluto requires transformation, metamorphosis, evolution, and confrontation with the shadow self. You are likely beginning to get an idea of how strong and powerful this combination can be for generating emotional growth and development.

Uranus, the greater awakener, may bring you a sudden awareness or understanding. Insight that up to this point has eluded you. Precognitive dreams or sudden flashes of intuition. Uranus may also bring sudden, unexpected, and surprising events, circumstances beyond your control, disruption, or chaos. No matter how the Virgo Moon Uranus aspect manifests, you will not be able to ignore or avoid the inevitable change required by Pluto as part of this pivotal trio.

The Virgo New Moon is also in an opposition aspect to Neptune, the planet of illusion, delusion, confusion, compassion, ideals, and selflessness. Patience, deep thought, and imagination will assist you in navigating the murky waters of Neptune. The practical, analytical, exacting nature of Virgo is difficult to merge with the fluid, uncontained, and escapist energy of Neptune in Pisces. You may find yourself hyper-focused and productive, systematically checking things off your to-do list one day, and the next, daydreaming about running away and shirking obligations and responsibilities. 

An equal measure of both energies will inspire you and reveal the necessary steps and skills needed to develop your intentions for the Virgo New Moon. 

Mercury, which rules both Gemini and Virgo, also governs writing, communicating, sharing information, and processing information. As the ruler of the Virgo New Moon this is a good time to begin regular journaling, or try automatic writing, also called psychography, or test your psychometry skills. Psychometry, or object reading, refers to holding an object in your hands that belongs to someone else and receiving impressions or information about the object’s owner.

Mercury will be in the sign of Virgo for three more weeks, affording you more than the usual amount of time to get organized, streamline and integrate new systems and procedures to create more efficiency at work or in your personal life. Brush up on and hone current skills or learn a new skill. Methodically review contracts, agreements, and commitments you may have signed or become involved with during Mercury’s retrograde period. Review a plan or course of action one more time before you move forward, make sure you have considered all details and steps, and set benchmarks to assess progress.      

The Virgo New Moon is also valuable for cleanses and detox protocols to purify, rejuvenate, and remove toxins from your body. Begin substance abuse treatment to clear physical and mental dependency. Start taking better care of your body with diet and exercise. Also actively cultivate a clear awareness of the mind body connection by paying attention to your thoughts, attitudes, and feelings and noticing how they affect you physically.            

Neptune dissolves. The opposition aspect between the Virgo New Moon and Neptune is good for letting go and releasing. What do you want to release or let go of? What burdens, responsibilities, commitments have you carried for far too long that need to be released? Are you super unhappy with your job or career? Are you involved in a relationship that feels like it is draining you physically and or emotionally? Do you have physical, emotional, or mental pain and suffering you need to release? Or do you need to let go of fears, guilt, and secrets you know are holding you back from fully embracing life, loving yourself, and connecting with others? Are you always waiting for the other shoe to drop, mentally engaging in worst-case scenarios, or expecting things will not work out as you want? Are you emotionally closed down and disconnected from your feelings because it’s your way of coping with life?

Over the next two weeks, begin the process of releasing and letting go of the challenges which are blocking your life, joy, and happiness. Begin a habit of gratitude, appreciation, and focusing on the good things your life and the world has to offer. See the beauty all around you. It is there if you just open your eyes and your heart.     

Pisces Full Moon/Super Moon/Blue Moon

August 30, 2023

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences. 

The Pisces Full Moon can trigger the desire to escape and get away from the daily routine of life and work, freeing ourselves from the limitations of time and the physical world. Fortunately, the Pisces Full Moon is conjunct Saturn. Really, this is fortunate?! How is it fortunate for the gentle, compassionate, sensitive, vulnerable Pisces Moon to be in close proximity to the planet that governs rules, restrictions, delays, and limitations?!

Most of us don’t have the luxury of being able to suddenly drop everything and run away from our job, family, obligations, and responsibilities for the next two weeks. The Pisces Full Moon can make it harder to stay in the present moment, keep on track with work projects and meet expectations, keep up with our children’s schedule, homework, and meals. Manage and control addictions, psychological complexes, and compulsive behaviors. Saturn also governs structure, time, discipline, and the wisdom that comes from experience. Saturn keeps you grounded, centered, and present.

The Pisces Full Moon can also tend toward martyrdom, melancholy, and feelings of insecurity. Saturn provides the structure to help you avoid negative feelings of lack, fear, and weakness.

Granted, you may have moments of feeling discouraged or disappointed; you may experience delays, rules or regulations that feel limiting and restrictive. However, you will still be able to maintain your life and make good judgments, decisions, and choices.      

Now think about the fact Mercury is retrograde in the sign of Virgo. (August 23rd until September 15th.) Virgo is an earth sign; earth signs are stabilizing, grounding, resourceful, logical, and practical. The sign of Virgo emphasizes details, organization, and analysis. Mercury Retrograde in Virgo suggests reviewing the practical, mundane aspects of your life – health habits, routines, and self-care. Work projects, schedules, and procedures. If you are not happy with your job, explore other opportunities but wait to act on potential employment possibilities until Mercury resumes direct motion. Also, review your finances – bank accounts, loans, investments, and assets, as well as insurance, and business contracts. Previous conversations, agreements, and plans may now require adjustments, more information, additional details, or analysis.

During Mercury Retrograde, it is important to maintain your awareness. Pay attention to what is happening in your life, with your family, in your community, and in the world. You may experience insight and understanding about issues and topics you have overlooked previously. Reflect on the themes, events, challenges, and opportunities in your life over the past three months.

Mercury Retrograde is the time to slow down, catch up, and finish things that were left behind during the past three months or longer. This is a good time to finish personal, work/business, or school-related writing projects. A problem you have been avoiding, ignoring, or hoping would resolve itself could now require a decision and action to finally resolve.  

A health issue may reemerge. If you have been dealing with a health challenge, Mercury Retrograde can indicate the time to revisit past treatments, doctors, supplements, or herbs, which were previously beneficial. Your pet(s) may require more of your attention or extra care if a health issue reemerges.

I don’t usually recommend starting something during Mercury Retrograde, however, Mercury Retrograde can be a good time to begin pursuing a healthier lifestyle, including diet and regular exercise. If you stray from your healthy lifestyle, diet, or regular exercise during Mercury’s direct period, you will feel the pull to resume a healthy lifestyle during future Mercury Retrograde cycles.

Without the influence of Saturn, it would be more challenging to deal with the energy of Mercury Retrograde in the practical, organized, detailed sign of Virgo and focus on the important aspects of your life.

It is important to experience and enjoy the peaceful, compassionate flow and influence of the Pisces Full Moon. Find time to be quiet and still, listen, contemplate your life, imagine the dreams you hold dear manifesting in your life. Appreciate the beauty of the world, nature, yourself, and the unfolding process of transformation, expansion, and growth on Earth.

Practice meditation, yoga, or chanting, go on a vision quest, involve yourself in a creative endeavor incorporating spiritual elements. Attend a spiritual concert and enjoy the feeling of unity with the people around you and oneness with the divine. Participate in opportunities that offer the experience to transcend time and space and reconnect with your true nature of spirit.

You are a spiritual being in a physical world; your connection with both your spirit and the physical world is necessary for balance and perspective. The Pisces Full Moon creates a bridge between your spirit and physical manifestation, offering connection with the infinite spark of light, love, meaning, and purpose that lives in you.   

Leo New Moon

August 16, 2023

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

Leo is a fixed fire sign. Leo is creative, passionate, enthusiastic, loyal, and regal. Fire is initiating, spontaneous, inspirational, courageous, and impulsive. Fixed signs are determined, persistent, stubborn, bound by habit, and resistant to change. Changing a habit requires conscious and determined effort and focus.     

The energy of the moon is watery, emotional, fluctuating, and sensitive. The combination of fire and water can easily become steam. Emotions can be hard to manage and control, over the top, impulsive, and reactive.

Add in the energy of Uranus which brings sudden and often unexpected change, disruption, enlightenment, progress, innovation, and you have a significant and pivotal New Moon! This is the time to be bold, get out of your comfort zone, and pursue strong impulses and desires.

If you are feeling trapped, bored, or frustrated with your life, Uranus will help you see opportunities for change leading to more choice, flexibility, and independence. Notice what is being offered, proposed, or provided as an indication of new directions.

Your passion is another indicator of new directions. What do you feel passionate about? Once you have identified your passion, ask yourself if it is compelling enough to hold your attention and support your energy through the opportunities and challenges ahead. Is your passion sustainable? Will you be able to continue in this direction for the long term?

Uranus in Taurus is in a square aspect to the Leo New Moon. Squares require decisions, action, and movement. The planets involved must work together as each planet brings something the other planet needs. The combination of the square and Uranus can jolt you out of a rut, habit, or behavior that is blocking your progress and no longer serves you. When you allow necessary changes involving Uranus, it can be extremely liberating, but you may not recognize this in the temporary chaos of the moment.  

One cycle is ending, and a new cycle is beginning. Look to Mercury and Mars in Virgo for guidance in strategizing, planning, organizing, analyzing, and dealing with details of new directions.

Uranus is also tightly aspecting Mercury and Mars in Virgo. Uranus, in aspect to Mercury can bring sudden insights, flashes of brilliance and inspiration, inventive or forward-thinking ideas, thoughts, and attitudes.

The sudden disruptive and enlightening energy of Uranus can upset the grounded, practical plans of Mars in Virgo. Mars is an extremely dynamic planet in any sign, and a push from Uranus can trigger quick decisions and ill-considered actions.

You may need to make a quick decision to take advantage of an opportunity. It is important to apply the brakes, when necessary, long enough to assess the situation and make sure it is the best move forward.  

Venus Retrograde in Leo is also tightly sitting with the Sun and Moon in Leo. Venus Retrograde focuses your attention on fairness and justice, personal values, relationships, and finances. As morning star Venus is assertive and self-reliant, equality is important, and she will not tolerate unfair or discriminatory treatment.

Neptune is also aspecting the Leo New Moon and Mars. In this situation, Neptune indicates the need to make adjustments, possible concessions, or a compromise to manifest your vision or dream. Clarity is vital, Neptune can be inspirational and delusional. Neptune also brings insight as well as illusion or denial. This is your reality check.

While Venus is retrograde, be cautious with your cash, credit, and debit card purchases. You may already be feeling the pinch, as money tends to flow slower during Venus Retrograde. Money owed to you may be delayed, a raise or bonus you expected is postponed, or recent purchases may pile up on your credit cards as bills come due. This is also not the best time to make big purchases, expensive luxury items, a new car or home, buy a franchise or business, fund a new business venture, or buy into risky real estate development. You could end up paying more than something will be worth in the long run, or changing your mind about the purchase beyond the point where you can do much about it. Avoid buyer’s remorse, hold on to your money, and give yourself time to carefully think through what you want or think you need.     

Remember to cultivate a calm and centered frame of mind during the transitions and changes in your life. It can be difficult to relax into the passage from one way of being and living into a new experience, but the process is easier when you keep your perspective. No need to waste precious time and energy fighting the inevitable; trust and have faith. You are not alone even when it seems like the entire world is passing you by. God, the Divine, your guides, and guardians are always with you.    

Aquarius Full Moon

August 1, 2023

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences. 

The energy of Aquarius is independent, individualistic, progressive, altruistic, and inventive. It can also be impersonal, eccentric, stubborn, and unpredictable. Capricorn appreciates tradition, Aquarius would rather pursue a new course of action, one which matches the visionary and innovative qualities of Aquarius. 

There is a lot packed into the Aquarius Full Moon, opportunity/openings, progress, shifting, and disrupting the status quo, positivity, optimism, and inspiration. You may find your social life gets a boost with invitations to join social events and get together with friends and associates.

With both Mercury and Mars in Virgo, this is a great time to focus on details, organize, become more efficient, make adjustments, identify, and remove repetitive activities and unnecessary steps.

The Aquarius Full Moon also brings with it very strong fixed energy, Jupiter in Taurus squaring both the Moon in Aquarius and the Sun in Leo, creating a fixed T-Square. Fixed energy has its pluses and minuses. On the plus side, fixed energy is focused, persistent and determined, perfect for keeping your eye on the ball and staying with a challenging or long process. On the minus side, fixed energy is inflexible, unadaptable, unmovable, and resistant to change, even when it is necessary. If you recognize you are experiencing the challenging fixed energy, shift your focus, and figure out where and how you can apply the positive. Awareness is key.

As the transiting Sun moves through the sign of Leo, we all have the opportunity to access the regal, passionate, confident, dignified, creative, and generous energy of Leo. Leo Sun sign people have the ability to recognize the potential in others. They are great at encouraging people and instilling confidence even in those who are shy or timid, lacking in confidence, or don’t recognize their own potential.

The Aquarius Full Moon brings an opportunity to give a hand up and be the cheerleader to a friend or someone who has supported you during a time of uncertainty or doubt. You probably know someone who is feeling stuck and struggling with moving forward, applying for a job, starting a business, going back to school to get their degree and further their career.

Sometimes all a person needs to forge ahead is to know someone believes in them, sees their potential, what they are capable of, and recognizes their skills and experience. A little encouragement and faith can pull someone out of depression, frustration, and inertia.

On the other hand, are you feeling doubt, uncertainty, a crisis of confidence, or frustrated and puzzled to the point of being unproductive and immobile? Have you been judged unfairly, treated disrespectfully, experienced inequality? If so, reflect, review, ponder, and contemplate what has led to your feelings of doubt, uncertainty, or a lack of confidence.

Get above the fray, use the wisdom you have gained from painful experiences to find your way out of negative feelings about yourself, your choices, and your life.

Mercury in Virgo is exactly opposed Saturn in Pisces at the time of the Aquarius Full Moon. Mercury oppose Saturn can indicate delays, frustration, and a serious or glass half-empty frame of mind. However, if you apply attention to detail, patience, and discipline, you can use this aspect to analyze, strategize, and delineate the steps for long-term projects.

Saturn will transit through the sign of Pisces until February 2026. Neptune rules the sign of Pisces. The shadow side of Neptune is fear, lack, and weakness. Saturn in Pisces presents the opportunity to gain clarity, understanding and make realistic assessments about the areas of your life where you experience lack, feel fragile, or powerless. Or experience fear that holds you back and inhibits you from realizing your dreams and full potential.     

This is also a time to consider your desire for closeness and connection as well as your desire for independence and autonomy. Do you feel stifled and personally limited in your close relationships? Do you have freedom to pursue your own interests and activities? Are you feeling growing pains in a long-term relationship? As you mature and gain more self-assurance, the closeness that used to feel safe and secure can begin to feel smothering and dominating.

As you grow and evolve, your relationships need to grow and evolve as well. You may be maturing and developing your desire for self-determination faster or at a different pace than your partner or a close friend. As a result, they could be feeling insecure, uncertain, or fearful about the relationship and behave in a clingy or overly dependent manner.

In this case, you need to have an honest conversation about your needs and theirs. If you want to maintain the relationship let them know you are invested in the relationship. Be clear about how and why you need more freedom, time alone, or your own space to retreat and develop your creativity, follow a disciple of personal development, or engage in a spiritual practice.

If you feel you have simply outgrown the relationship and wish to move on, you need to let them know. Figure out a path forward and a different relationship with them if you desire to stay connected or need to for family reasons.        

While the Sun is in Leo, let yourself shine, express yourself, your individuality, and all that makes you the unique and special individual you are. The Full Moon is the perfect time to share a project, endeavor, or achievement with the world.

Cancer New Moon

July 17, 2023

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer. The Moon represents our emotions and feelings, our instincts and intuitive sense, our memories, and our habits. The house containing the Moon in your natal chart shows where you experience fluctuations and changes and where you want to feel safe and secure.

The sign of Cancer is moody, emotional, sensitive, intuitive, maternal, nurturing, tenacious, sympathetic, sentimental, and traditional. 

Cancer rules the Fourth House of home and family, both your family of origin or those who raised you, as well as the home and family you create as an adult. The Fourth House also encompasses your childhood conditioning, ancestors, property, and real estate.

I think it is safe to say everyone wants to be loved and feel loved. We want to feel connected to someone. The sign of Cancer suggests our clan, our people, our family, whether it is our birth family or chosen people who make up our “family.” Our family may consist of two people, ten people, or more. We want to feel included when our family gathers. We want or expect to be invited to join in and share the experience, be it a holiday, celebration, or a funeral. We believe we should be there with our people.

There’s a feeling of comfort, safety, and familiarity when we all gather together. Our shared experience creates our individual and group history, a continuum of time we can collectively reflect on and reminisce about.

We rejoice and celebrate birth and new life entering our family and mourn the loss of one of our members when they transition to the next experience of their soul. If one of our family invites someone into our clan, we cautiously observe and carefully consider if this new person can truly be one of “us.” We wonder if we can trust them, if we will like them, if they are like us, and if they will honor our traditions.

Whether the aforementioned experience of “family” matches your experience or not, most of us want to feel we belong somewhere. As children, if we don’t find closeness and connection, we need within our own family, we often look for it with a close friend’s family. We hope our friend’s family will welcome us into their clan. As adults, we seek connection and a sense of belonging with friends, an intimate relationship or partner, our children, and in groups and organizations, faith-based, personal, or professional. 

The Cancer New Moon reminds each of us that it is our individual responsibility to nurture and care for ourselves. It is our personal responsibility to create a safe and secure environment where we can retreat, rest, and heal. We are each responsible for our own life direction, path, purpose, and soul’s intention for our life.

You may crave connection and belonging with others, but we each need to learn to be our own “family.” You need to learn to trust yourself, feel safe and secure with yourself, feel emotionally connected to yourself, and honor your essence or spirit. You need to love yourself enough to want the best for yourself and not accept or allow others to treat you badly. You need to learn to provide for your emotional needs and not look outside of yourself for nurturing and validation.   

Supporting others’ goals and aspirations with no awareness of your own, becoming overly involved or reliant on your family, sacrificing yourself for a relationship, allowing your desire for connection and belonging to become more important than your own life. The above situations all focus you outside of yourself. When you focus primarily others instead of yourself and your life personal satisfaction becomes impossible, happiness seems elusive, joy is fleeting, growth is stunted. You feel tired and depleted, you become more dependent and reliant on others for validation and approval, and you lose your connection to yourself and your soul’s purpose.

We live in an interdependent world. We are all connected and on various levels responsible to and for each other. We are also individual beings, each with our own unique contribution to share with the collective. No other human being is exactly like you, and no one else can fulfill your exact purpose and gift to humanity. 

When you don’t focus on your own life and your own goals and aspirations, you’re not able to make your unique contribution to society. You’re not participating in the interconnectedness of our planet and the exchange of energy that comes with your involvement in the world.

The world needs your special gifts and talents, your contribution. Following your dreams and inner promptings will lead you to the connectedness and belonging we all need for a joyful and personally satisfying life experience.  

Capricorn Full Moon

July 3, 2023

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences. 

With the Capricorn Full Moon, are you ready to launch or share a business enterprise you have been working on with the world? Or share one aspect of a larger project to gather feedback, determine interest, and gauge your next step?

The Capricorn Full Moon is ruled by Saturn in Pisces. Some fundamentals of Saturn are form, structure, discipline, and time. The sign of Pisces is fluid, flowing, intuitive, and visionary. The merging of Saturn and the sign of Pisces is giving us all a lesson in flexibility and being less rigid while maintaining a sense of organization and structure in our life.

If you have ever spilled a glass of water, you know the water that was conveniently contained in the glass is now all over the table and spreading out in multiple directions. Saturn provides a container for the fluid energy of Pisces; thus, you have the perfect opportunity to combine structure, fluidity, and creativity.

Pisces bends time which is so sacred to Saturn. You can use the energy of Saturn in Pisces to experience time in a different way with a new perspective.

We all have 24 hours in a day, but we each work with those same 24 hours in diverse ways. From Saturn’s perspective time is linear. From a Pisces perspective, time is flexible. Saturn in Pisces emphasizes a creative and visionary approach to time.

Do you feel as though you are living your life by rote? Has your life become a well-worn path of repetition and habit? This is your opportunity to shift your experience and rethink the 24 hours you have each day. Break some of your rules and use your imagination and curiosity when considering long-term plans and dreams.

Rather than considering how much time you have and then trying to squeeze in what you want to do, consider what you want to do and work time around it.      

The Capricorn Full Moon opposite the Sun and Mercury in Cancer suggests you may need to create more balance between your job and your family, especially your children or younger people in your life, as symbolized by Mercury.

Capricorn is an earth sign, and Cancer is a water sign. The right amount of earth and water creates the perfect environment for growth; too much water mixed with earth creates mud. Growing your career and nurturing yourself and the people you love requires a thoughtful allocation of time and energy.

Consider your responsibilities, obligations, and commitments related to your work, professional and personal relationships, and networks. Groups and organizations related to your kids, faith, charities and causes you support, your health, and self-care.

Life is never perpetually balanced, and striving for perfection and balance at all times is not achievable. Recognize when your life is out of balance and make changes or adjustments to regain balance. An awareness of what you can control (yourself), and clear priorities are effective tools for recovering balance.

The signs of Capricorn and Cancer are both security and safety oriented. Resources, money, investments, savings, insurance, and long-term financial planning are important to both signs. Even if you don’t have planets in Capricorn or Cancer, you still have both signs represented in your natal chart, and you will likely find yourself contemplating and focusing on these topics during the Capricorn Full Moon. 

Also, in light of Saturn’s rulership of the Capricorn Full Moon, now is the time to consider your boundaries or lack thereof. Setting boundaries is a healthy way to honor and respect yourself and others. On the other hand, building walls to protect yourself from people and outside influences is not healthy. Walls represent a lack of faith and trust in yourself, undervaluing yourself, and the belief that others’ needs are more important than yours. Walls are often a result of fear, pain, and holding on to difficult emotions and past experiences.

As the calendar moves into July, we are entering the second half of 2023. Hard to believe it is here already! This is a good time to review goals and the intentions you set this past January to assess progress. Or you may find that during the past six months, your focus has shifted in new directions and toward new goals. The recent planetary shifts and changes, Saturn into Pisces, Pluto into Aquarius and now back into Capricorn again. Jupiter into Taurus, and the eclipses in April and May, may very well have prompted you to move on from the goals and plans you expected to pursue during 2023.

Gemini New Moon

June 17/18, 2023

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

On the same day as the Gemini New Moon, 9:37 pm (PDT), Saturn began its four-month retrograde cycle. Astrologically, Saturn rules teeth, skin, hair, nails, and the skeletal system. During the next four months, deal with any health issues under Saturn’s rulership where you are experiencing problems and or keep up general maintenance. If you own your own business, complete and wrap up unfinished business. If you live in California, your taxes are due in October if you have not yet filed. Saturn Retrograde is also a good time to review your insurance policies. If your rates are going up or seem too high, look for other insurance companies which offer a better rate.

Like many of the recent new moons, the Gemini New Moon carries the energy of endings and beginnings. Pluto retrograding back to 29 degrees of Capricorn triggers the April Solar Eclipse point at 29-degrees Aries. 29 degrees of a sign indicates endings, letting go, finishing up. So, the Gemini New Moon indicates beginnings as all new moons, but Pluto is bringing the energy of endings. You may find yourself dealing with issues, challenges, or opportunities that surfaced in April as well.

The Sun and Moon in Gemini are forming a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces. Gemini is a mutable air sign. Mutable signs are adaptable, versatile, changeable, and flexible. Air signs are curious, communicative, logical, and analytical. The Gemini New Moon emphasizes both the mutable qualities and the air element.

Neptune represents ethereal and flowing energies, intuition, illusion, trust, and faith. Together the combination of the air element and energy of Neptune seem incompatible and difficult to integrate, which they can be. The combination can cause mental confusion, uncertainty, misunderstandings, and a kind of free-floating anxiety.

The same energies combined and applied consciously and creatively will bring you closer to a clear and logical understanding of your visions and dreams, separating fantasy from reality. Journal about your visions and dreams, talk about them, ponder, and reflect on them.

Gemini New Moon square Neptune, and Saturn Retrograde, signal the perfect time to focus on something in your life you feel completely finished with, done, j’ai fini! But you don’t feel you are able to release and let go of for various reasons. In the past, you have considered alternatives and options to replace it or let it go but did not feel confident about the options, or you may have felt it was not the right time.

Now is the time to revisit past options and alternatives and search for new possibilities. Allow your mind to contemplate and explore new ideas and possibly innovative approaches you had not previously considered. The phrase “What if” engages the imagination and the visionary quality of Neptune.

Visualize and feel how things will be different once you let go of this and it is out of your life. How will your life be different? How will your life be better? What will you be able to do that you are not able to do now?

Work with the Gemini New Moon energies and Neptune to refine your vision and access the feeling of how life will be different, once you remove the job, relationship, situation, or issue want to release.

You have the willpower to create something new in your life, a new direction, project, job, source of income, relationship, or phase of life. Recognize and acknowledge your power to create, build, and manifest your passion with discipline, focus, and perseverance. 

Trust yourself to heal and recover from pain and sadness.

Sagittarius Full Moon

June 3, 2023

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences.  

Many of us are feeling war-weary from the past 18 months of Taurus/Scorpio eclipses. The battles have left us with scars and wounds, but we stand ready and waiting for the next challenge. The Sagittarius Full Moon encourages you to lay down your protections, reach out and embrace the buoyant, optimistic, inspirational blessings of the Sagittarius New Moon.

The Scorpio Moon this past Thursday and Friday certainly packed a punch as it reached down into the depths of emotional experiences. The Sagittarius Full Moon ushers in a much lighter, positive, and enthusiastic energy.

The Sagittarius Full Moon is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter brings an expansive energy into play and to our awareness. Think about the area of life you would like to expand. This is an excellent time for mental expansion as well, allowing your mind to explore new concepts and ideas.

Jupiter also represents faith, beliefs, laws, and judgments. The Sagittarius Full Moon may illuminate your beliefs and values. We will see laws and legal judgments highlighted in the media.

The Sagittarius Full Moon is a great time to travel and explore a new path. Choose a path that is compelling, exciting, and motivating.

Think about the things you love doing and how they could be an additional income source for you.

What do you hope for? What do you dream about doing or having in your life? Do you want to travel, relocate to a new area, start a new career, find a long-term partner, start a family, adopt a pet, reconnect with a family member or a friend from long ago?

Pay attention to what brings you joy and happiness and ignites your dreams. This will lead you out of the past and indecision.

Most of us could list many things we hope and wish for. Choose one thing that is top of your wish list right now. Not necessarily something you have wanted for a long time but something that seems exciting and energizing now. Check in with yourself to make sure your choice is really motivating enough to get you moving and taking the steps you need to take to start the process of manifesting your wish.

If what you begin moving toward does not continue to motivate you, stop and figure out why it is not motivating you. When you find the answer use the information to guide you toward something more compelling. The shift might be a little tweak to your original wish, or you may find you need to move in an entirely different direction.

Your life experience, knowledge, and wisdom will assist you in finding creative approaches to achieve what you want. If you need help, ask. You don’t have to do it alone. Involving another person can help you deal with challenges.

Consider what you will need to release or leave behind as you move forward and expand your world and your life experience.

Is this something that will continue to grow and benefit your life without your constant energy and attention?

Are you willing to take responsibility for doing all you will need to do to have this in your life?

Will it keep you up at night if you don’t get it? Will your life be negatively affected if you don’t get it?

Can you think of something else that would bring you joy and happiness if you don’t get this? Or will you feel God and or the Universe has abandoned and deserted you? Will you feel locked out of your dreams, hopes, and wishes?

Can you find joy and meaning in your life without this?

Do you feel totally bound to having this in your life? Do you feel obliged to have this? Do you feel this is a required part of your life experience? If you believe the answer to these three questions is yes, then you need to reconsider your wish. There are a number of paths to happiness, and no one wish or desire is the perfect path or direction. There are many potentials, opportunities, and choices that will create joy and happiness in your life. When you can make peace with the idea of not having this in your life, it is time to move forward and pursue your wish.

Notice and pay attention to what is being offered to you for guidance and direction. You co-create your life with your guides, God, and the Universe. Everything works together to bring the experiences you intended for your life.

Happiness is a personal experience. Not everyone experiences happiness in the same way. Happiness comes to you in different ways. Your concept of happiness changes during various stages of life.

Happiness is a choice; you can choose to be happy in lots of circumstances, even in the midst of a difficult situation. After a lengthy period of struggle, you may forget happiness is a natural part of life and state of being. Pain and happiness are not mutually exclusive; you can experience pain and happiness at the same time. Giving birth is a good example.     

Take the lessons of the Taurus/Scorpio eclipses with you as you move forward. You have battled, sometimes won, sometimes lost over the past 18 months. But on each occasion, you have pulled yourself back up and prepared yourself to tackle the next opportunity or potential. You are resilient and stronger than you know. Trust yourself.

 

Taurus New Moon

May 19, 2023

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This is the time to plan and take initiative. Launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, look for a new job, home, or a relationship. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

The Taurus New Moon presents you with the opportunity to focus on your experience of abundance and lack. Think about the areas of your life where you are experiencing abundance (from a positive perspective) and the areas of your life where you are experiencing lack. Where do you see abundance in the world, and where do you see lack?

Abundance or lack can be experienced on a physical level, health, material things, and financial resources. Abundance or lack can be experienced on a mental and emotional level. Abundance or lack can be experienced on a spiritual level. Your beliefs, values, morals, faith, or spiritual following will indicate if you tend toward abundance or lack. You live your life based on beliefs, values, and morals, which are formed by your family, society, educators, peers, friends, and life experience.

At this time, all levels should be examined. Simply focusing on attracting abundance from a mental perspective using affirmations and visualization is not enough if your beliefs and values reinforce scarcity and lack.

Your feeling of self-worth, personal value, self-esteem, and confidence also impact the abundance or lack you experience in your life. Do you feel you deserve and are worthy of abundance? Or do you believe others are more worthy or in need than you?

As you can see, there is a lot to unpack here. This may not be a simple or straightforward process, but it is worth the effort if you are experiencing scarcity or ongoing lack in any area of your life.

Do you have enough money to support your life? Do you feel financially secure? Do you feel you have run into a financial plateau? Do you experience extra money coming to you immediately goes out to pay unexpected expenses? Do you feel you can never get ahead? Do you find yourself saying money doesn’t grow on trees? Or, I will never have enough money. Do you become angry or frustrated when you pay bills? Do you dread picking up the mail or opening your email because you fear you will just find another bill?

Do you feel emotionally unsafe, unsupported, or unloved?

Do you have people in your life who are constantly in a negative frame of mind? Or repeatedly talking about their problems, blaming everyone else, and refusing to take responsibility for their life.

Do you worry people would think of you as greedy or selfish if you wore expensive clothes, had a luxury car, opulent home, or took extravagant vacations? Do you believe money is inherently evil, or rich people are all just in it for themselves? Do you believe having less makes you a better or more honest person?

If you are experiencing lack in one or more of these areas, start now to shift your focus from lack to abundance.

Now with the Taurus New Moon and the Sun and Moon positioned in the last degrees of Taurus, the theme of endings and beginnings continues.

Are you ready to let go of the past and start again? Are you ready to forgive yourself for choices, decisions, and mistakes you feel you have made? If the answer is yes, you need to muster the courage to walk away from and change whatever is pulling you down, over burdening you, or sucking the life out of you. This is not the time to sit focused on the past and what did not work out as you had hoped. This is not the time to be passive, apathetic, or unmotivated. The planets are dynamic this year, as is the energy in the Universe. Grab the energy with both hands! Trust yourself, believe in yourself, recognize, and own that you are worthy, and you can have the life you want.

The more specific you are about what you want, the better. Do you want a new job or a new career? Would different living arrangements suit you better? Do you want to improve communication between you and your significant other? Are you seeking an intimate long-term relationship? Do you want to be healthier, buy a new updated wardrobe, or have more financial security?

If your desire is to go back to school and further your education so you can get a better job or new career, find a way to make it happen. You don’t have to quit your job and go to school full-time if it’s not in your budget. You could take a couple of classes in the evening or after work. Yes, it will take longer to get the training or degree you want but you will still be moving forward.

Get your own place. Or, if you can’t afford your own place, find a roommate to share expenses. House sit for someone who will be away for an extended period of time. You have options. Go after what it is you want.

Stop listening to people who tell you what you want or need, what is best for you, or that you need to wait because this is not the time to change something. Don’t let the fear, anxiety, insecurity, or priorities of others stop you. Only you know what is best for you.

What have you already built, created, and achieved you can use to move forward? If you have built a good credit score, find a lending institution that will loan you the money you need to change your circumstances.

Life is a series of choices. If you feel your past choices and decisions were not the best and didn’t manifest as you had hoped, know that it is never too late to start again and move on. Jupiter moved into Taurus on Tuesday, May 16th. Focus on creating, attracting, and experiencing abundance in all areas of your life.

Pluto moving into Aquarius signals the opportunity for AI, VR, robotics, automation, and other emerging and future technologies to further takeover and control your ability to think, act, and choose for yourself.

The Taurus New Moon is an opportunity to establish boundaries in your life regarding your personal choices and actions. An opportunity to affirm you are the leader in your life, the one who makes choices and decisions and knows what is best for you. By focusing on abundance, your goals, aspirations, desires, and needs you retain your power.

Be well and be happy.

Scorpio Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse

May 5, 2023

The deep emotional energy of the Scorpio Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse and Scorpio South Node, (which represents a point of release) signal the need to resolve, let go, and transform the mental pain and fears holding you hostage and keeping you immobile. One fear often leads to another fear and then another, each sharing a common thread and connected to the same issue. Recognize, analyze, and understand the fear(s) which are blocking your ability to go after what you genuinely want and desire.

Ask yourself the following questions: Yes, some questions contain a double negative.

What would happen if I did?

What would happen if I didn’t?

What wouldn’t happen if I did?

What wouldn’t happen if I didn’t?

You can also phrase the questions this way:

What will I gain or lose if I have it?

What will happen if I get it?

What won’t happen if I get it?

What will happen if I don’t get it?

What won’t happen if I don’t get it?

If you find yourself having difficulty identifying your fears think about the problems and issues that keep you up at night. The mental disturbances that keep your mind going in circles and interfere with your ability to fall back asleep. The problems that loom large in the darkness of nighttime. Once daylight resumes, they seem less scary or threatening, you tell yourself the problem or issue that kept you up during the night is not really that important. It’s no big deal. You try to ignore it until the next time you find yourself lying awake at night tossing and turning over the same issue.

Fear can also be connected to something you want to do but keep putting off for one reason or another.

There were four planets plus the Moon and Chiron in the sign of Aries at the Spring Equinox on March 20th. Aries represents the self, self-direction, self-determination, personal power, personal choice, courage, enthusiasm, beginnings and setting intentions, followed by action, movement, and momentum. You have unlimited access to the Aries energy of the Spring Equinox. Take advantage of it and go after what you want.

The Sun and Uranus in the sign of Taurus in opposition to the Scorpio Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse invite you to pursue and enjoy the Taurus aspects of life.

Taurus is an earth sign. The energy of Taurus is grounded, steady, stable, practical, dependable, consistent, determined, enduring, and patient. Taurus represents the physical and material aspects of life. Money, banks, lending institutions, investments, stocks, bonds. Possessions and luxury items, fine art, jewelry, designer handbags, high-end automobiles, a yacht, private jet.

Attracting, manifesting, and growing, finances, investments, career and business opportunities, relationships.

Taurus represents the senses.

Your sense of touch and things that feel good to touch, soft material, soft skin and hair, animals, nature, your favorite object, or piece of clothing.

Your sense of smell and things that smell good, food, flowers, nature, essential oils, scented candles, incense. If Taurus had a smell, I think it would smell like Guiaicwood essential oil.

Your sense of taste, delicious food – savory, sweet, salty, spicey, fruity. Flavored beverages, gum, lipstick.

Your sense of sound, pleasant and enjoyable sounds, music, wind chimes, laughter, songbirds.

A feast for your eyes, nature, trees, plants, sunrise/sunset, the ocean, a clear blue sky.

Jupiter will move into the sign of Taurus on May 16th. Jupiter is the planet of abundance, opportunity, growth, and prosperity. During the next twelve and a half months take full advantage of this energy to manifest more of the Taurus things that you are currently missing in your life.

Pay attention and notice what is being offered to you. What opportunities are people, circumstances, your job, your career, the Universe, or God presenting to you? It may be helpful to look at what is ending or seems to be slipping away to get a clearer picture of the next step, current offerings, and potential.

Look for signs suggesting or leading you in a new direction. A chance encounter which leads to information you need or a connection you’ve been hoping to make. Unexpected messages, you randomly open a book and find valuable information or the answer to a question. Or you stumble across something online which triggers a thought and points you in a specific direction.

Refer to the previous questions for more insight and guidance.

The last time Jupiter transited the sign of Taurus was June 2011 through June 2012. Think back to what you were focused on attracting, manifesting, and growing twelve years ago.

Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse

April 19/20, 2023

The Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse was April 19, 2023, PDT – 9:13 pm or April 20, 2023, depending on your time zone.On March 21, 2023, there was an Aries New Moon at 0 degrees of Aries. A 0 degree indicates beginnings which fit the energy of a New Moon perfectly. Now on April 19, 2023, there was another Aries New Moon, but this one is different. This Aries New Moon was 29 degrees of Aries. The 29th degree indicates endings, letting go, releasing, finishing, and wrapping up. This Aries New Moon is also different in that it was also an eclipse.

This eclipse is considered a hybrid eclipse. Those in the direct path of the eclipse witnessed a total solar eclipse, while others not in the direct path of the eclipse witnessed an annular solar eclipse.

This Aries eclipse is the first of multiple Aries eclipses during the coming two years as the Lunar Nodes transition from Taurus/Scorpio into Aries/Libra.

Eclipses bring change and sometimes disruption to the status que. An eclipse is similar to a portal or walking through a doorway. You leave one space behind and enter into a new space.

This Aries New Moon brings the energy of beginnings (New Moon) and endings because of the 29th degree. The sign of Aries is energetic, enthusiastic, dynamic, and lacking the patience for much deliberation. Aries says let’s just get on with it!

Mercury was stationary retrograde at the time of the Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse. You need to consider where you have been focusing your attention and energy and what needs to be completed, as well as what you are starting and where you are headed.

Mars rules the sign of Aries, so Mars holds rulership over the Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse. Mars is currently transiting the sign of Cancer, and the sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon. The Moon is in the sign Mars rules, Aries, and Mars is in the sign the Moon rules, Cancer, indicating the planets are in “mutual reception,” each planet influencing the other. The Moon is bringing into play Aries energy, and Mars is bringing into play Cancer energy.

Cancer is a water sign. The energy is emotional, changeable, fluctuating, and flowing. Cancer rules the 4th house of home, family, roots, ancestors, property, and real estate. Cancer enjoys close personal connections, which foster a sense of belonging and connectedness. Think about a crab (the symbol for the sign of Cancer). Crabs move sideways rather than in a straightforward direction. The crab still gets where it is going, but it can take a little longer, with potentially a little meandering along the way. Aries (the ram) wants to head straight for its target quickly. No detours! You can see the potential for fiction between the two signs.

Mars in Cancer is concerned with safety and security. It is protective of the people and things it cares about. Mars in Cancer can be emotionally aggressive, defensive, moody, overly sensitive, and reactionary rather than responsive. Also, highly intuitive Mars in Cancer prefers to feel its way.

The combined energy of Aries and Cancer indicates the need to focus on yourself, your life, your direction, and your desires (Aires), as well as selfcare, nurturing, protecting, and supporting yourself, (Cancer).

Stationary Mercury Retrograde began its retrograde period Friday, April 21st and will be retrograde until Friday, May 14th. Mercury Retrograde always indicates a time to slow down, rethink, redo, remember, and catch up on matters, projects, and intentions that were left behind during Mercury’s busy direct phase. During Mercury Retrograde, a problem you have been ignoring or avoiding may become too much to turn a blind eye to any longer.

Consider the usual Mercury Retrograde issues related to delays, computer glitches, missed appointments, voicemail messages, or texts, and mechanical failures. Back up your computer, make sure all information is saved. If you must sign documents or contracts, review them carefully. If you are confused about something in the document or contract, ask for clarity. Do not assume everything will be okay. Be patient in the event you experience traffic issues or travel delays. Mercury does hold rulership over transportation. Attempting to run your life on a tight schedule is a recipe for irritation and frustration, factor in extra time to complete projects and reach destinations.

And finally, the Sun moved into the sign of Taurus just hours after the New Moon/Solar Eclipse and squared Pluto in Aquarius. On Thursday, you may have noticed feeling out of sorts, tired, or emotional.                          

The Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse may have triggered emotional pain related to a close relationship, but the pain is more about you and your relationship with yourself than your relationship with the other person. It is time for you to focus on you, your life, and your future, as well as nurturing and supporting yourself, creating a sense of safety and security, and connection with likeminded people who share your beliefs and values.

Or you may be experiencing physical difficulties or pain related to an illness or chronic condition. Are you so distraught about your health challenges you are jumping to conclusions or giving up? Is there a secondary benefit keeping you attached to your health issues? Are you truly willing to let go of your illness or chronic condition?

It is time for you to take another look at your healthcare options. Slow down and consider where you might be missing something that could help you. There may be other ways out of your current situation. Logically think through what has been done so far to improve your condition, make a list of treatments, medications, and the information that has been provided to you. Once you have everything documented, begin to research options and healing modalities you may have missed or dismissed, keep the mind/body connection top of mind. If you are willing to continue learning and testing healing options, you have a greater chance of finding the solution you are looking for.   

Are you experiencing mental pain related to worrying about finances, your job, health, or the circumstances of a loved one? It is time for you to redirect your mental focus. Worry takes you out of the present. When you worry about something, you are focused on the past, or the future. You cannot change the past, and the future is not here yet. The future may turn out much differently than you are currently expecting. What can you do today that could contribute, even in a small way, to improving the situation you are worried about? Take at least one small step to move you out of worry and into cultivating a sense of control, and proactivity. Once you have taken the first step, you will be able to see the next step and so on. Aries represents movement and action, which creates momentum.

If you are worrying about the circumstances of a loved one, consider what they are willing and able to do to improve their situation. You cannot live their life for them, and you probably can’t solve their problems. If you have attempted to help them but to no avail, it is time for you to move on and let them deal with their issues.

If you are experiencing mental pain related to a difficult conversation, you have probably reviewed this conversation repeatedly. Stop. Continuing to rerun the conversation in your mind will not change it. Stop searching the conversation and your mind for more information or understanding the other person’s intention. You cannot know someone’s intentions, expectations, or point of view unless they tell you. Do you desire a follow up conversation? Is the other person willing to further the discussion? If the answer to either question is no, then it is time to abandon the conversation and move on. Retain your learnings and release the pain. The pain is not serving or protecting you.

The Aries New Moon/Solar Eclipse brings the opportunity to unapologetically focus on YOU. Your wants, needs, desires, goals, aspirations, hopes and wishes. New horizons and new dreams beckon. If you are feeling bored or apathetic about your life or your options, the Aries eclipses and the Lunar Nodes moving into Aries/Libra will bring new energy and opportunities to make the changes you desire. When you give yourself permission to focus on you and not just everyone else, self-care, self-support, and self-nurturing become a priority. Your life, your body, and your spirit benefit and improve.

Aries New Moon

March 21, 2023

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This two-week period is the time to plan, take initiative, be proactive and launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, or begin looking for a new job or home. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

Yesterday, Monday, March 20th, was the Spring Equinox as the Sun moved into the sign of Aries, signaling the beginning of the Astrological New Year! Happy Spring to each of you as we embrace renewal, increasing light, warmer days, spring flowers, new growth, and new beginnings. 

The Aries New Moon perfectly coincides with the Spring Equinox this year, indicating the time to set your intentions for the New Moon as well as next three months. What do you feel ready to begin, in what direction are your feeling pulled, what are you excited and enthusiastic about doing or starting? Over the next few days, notice the area of life where you feel a sense of renewal, rebirth, hope, energy, and the desire to move in new directions. This could be in your personal life, your job or career, your health, a relationship, education or learning something new, or with long-terms plans.

The energy of Aries is enthusiastic, pioneering, independent, courageous, dynamic, as well as impulsive, aggressive, impatient, and reactive. Aries often rushes in where angels fear to tread. The fearless energy of Aries can overestimate its power and underestimate the difficulty a project, undertaking, commitment, or opposing force. With each sign of the Zodiac, we experience positive and challenging qualities, like two sides of a coin.

In an astrological chart, each house has a corresponding opposite house. Both houses influence the other. To give you an example, the first house represents the individual, their attitude, self-expression, appearance (physical body) how they present themselves to the world, and beginnings. The opposite seventh house represents partnerships, relationships, the people we connect with on a daily or regular basis, and professionals we hire for advice, guidance, and direction.  

Everything in life requires balance, integration, and an awareness of proportion. Eating a balanced diet leads to better health. Integration of both positives and difficult qualities, emotions, and experiences leads to growth and understanding. And developing an awareness of what is enough and what is too much, proportion, for each of us individually leads to wisdom and life choices which bring us closer to achieving our goals and desires. 

Yes, this is the time of beginnings and moving forward with your dreams, goals, and aspirations but there is still unfinished business which needs to be completed before you fully embrace new plans, a course of action, and move full speed ahead. Mars is still in the last degrees of Gemini, the sign Mars has occupied since August 2022. Consider what you have been focused on and working on for the past seven, nearly eight months. What do you need to wrap up and complete before you start something new? This is not the time to drop and run. Unfinished business you leave behind now will just make its presence unavoidable in the future and slow down and interfere with new endeavors.

If you want to let go of a commitment to a group, or project inform others that you are stepping away from your duties and responsibilities. If possible, find someone who can take over your responsibilities and commitment.      

If you want to end a relationship, personal or professional, it is important you articulate your intentions and work with the other person to find amicable solutions to problems they may encounter because of your departure. 

March 7, 2023, Saturn moved out of Aquarius and into the sign of Pisces. Saturn always takes something with it when it changes signs. Many of us are grappling with endings and losses which have caused the need to rearrange, restart, and visualize a new way forward. So, in this time of new beginnings, the pleasures of Spring, and enthusiasm about the future be sure to reach out and offer assistance and encouragement to those you know who are struggling with grief and loss and how to move forward.   

There are four planets in Aries in the New Moon chart, representing very focused action and energy. Individually where Aries is in your natal or relocated chart show the area of life where you will be called to action. This is the area of life where it is time for a new start, new direction, and new focus.

For instance, if you have Aries in your 2nd house, you need to focus on your finances, and how you make money. If money is tight, consider ways to increase your income. Start your own business on the side, find a side hustle, overtime at work, or find a better paying job. Think about how you are spending money. Does money just seem to slip through your fingers, you don’t know where it went because you don’t keep track of it. Do you avoid confronting your relationships with money?

Create a budget to balance your monthly financial needs with the money available to you each month. Are you spending money on unnecessary things to make yourself feel better. Are you spending money on others when you really can’t afford it? If so why, what is your motivation? What are you expecting in return, appreciation, love, recognition?

Talk with a mortgage lender about refinancing your home to reduce your monthly mortgage. Find out if you can remove the PMI on your mortgage. Review insurance companies and see if you can find one that charges less for the same coverage you currently have. If your FICO score is good, contact your credit card companies to see if you can negotiate a lower interest rate on your credit cards. Even though interest rates are up, I contacted one of my credit cards companies last week, and I was able to get better interest rate on one of my cards. If you have a little extra money, look for investment opportunities which will bring a good return on your money. Plan and set goals now to increase your income and bring more financial security and abundance into your life.

If you have Aries in your 6th house, you will likely be very busy at work with your daily duties and responsibilities. Your boss or superiors may be more demanding of your energy, time, and attention.

If you are not happy with your job, this is a great time to explore job opportunities. Look for job or careers that are aligned with your personality, skillset and utilize your natural talents and abilities. People are generally much more satisfied with their work when they feel they are contributing to the collective or providing a service which is helping people and/or the planet in a positive way. Decide on at least three jobs/careers that feel compelling and exciting to you. Make a vision board or place symbols of each job/career around your personal space to remind you daily. Do simple rituals regularly to focus your energy and call on your guides, God, or the Universe to assist you in attracting and manifesting your new job or career.  

If you have Aries in your 11th house, you will find yourself putting extra time and energy into groups you are involved with, personal or professional. You may be asked to take the lead on a project or group endeavor. Friends may require more of your time and assistance.

It is important to focus on long-term plans, goals, and your future. Write out your goals for the next three months, one year, three years, and five years. Three and five-year goals and plans may sound daunting, but once you start it can be a very enlightening and motivation exercise. I wrote my one, three, and five year goals and plans in January, I was surprised and excited by some of the goals which emerged.

Make time to greet and savor the new Spring season. Connect with friends, family, and people you enjoy. Tour a museum and feast your eyes on beautiful art, past and present. Attend a concert and enjoy the uplifting spirit of music. April is Poetry Month, attend a poetry reading. Indulge in your favorite comfort food, pack a picnic lunch, and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the natural world. Take a daytrip to your favorite place or somewhere close you have been wanting to visit. 

In addition to the Spring Equinox and Aries New Moon, as if that wasn’t enough for one week, Pluto temporarily moves into Aquarius, Thursday, March 23rd, and Mars finally moves into Cancer, Saturday, March 25th.  

Virgo Full Moon

March 7, 2023

 

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

 

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences.   

 

The energy of Virgo is analytical, exacting, and focused on details, facts, and figures. The energy can also be critical, picky, perfectionistic, and skeptical. The Virgo Moon opposite the Sun in Pisces reminds you to focus on the big picture as well as what is right in front of you.

The Virgo Full Moon is ruled by Mercury in Pisces, which helps to soften the Virgo tendences. In some instances, this will be beneficial, and in others, you may miss or overlook important details or information. The best way to use the influence of Mercury in Pisces is to consider creative ways to approach problems, projects, or complex situations. Rather than trying to solve, resolve, or move forward too quickly, slow down for a moment, and contemplate various approaches.

I heard a great acronym this week for Pause: possibly another unknown solution exists. Carry this thought with you during the Virgo Full Moon. Apply it in situations calling for an alternative application of thought or action regarding problems you are struggling to solve. Use the Pisces energy of Mercury and the Sun as an opportunity to meditate, reflect, and connect with your higher self for guidance and direction. Ask a question, state a challenge or area of concern, uncertainty, or confusion and then be quiet and LISTEN. Allow your mind to be open to what comes to you intuitively, then figure out how you can apply the information in a practical and productive manner.

Holistic healing techniques such as chakra balancing, guided meditation, acupuncture, aromatherapy, breathwork, and light therapy will assist you in grounding your energy and staying centered. Focus on your core, your power center.  

There are six planets in mutable signs indicating the need to be mentally flexible, open to changes of mind, thoughts, and opinions. How can you improve upon, adjust, or alter a plan or course of action in order to move forward in fruitful way?

The Virgo Full Moon is an excellent time to focus on improving and perfecting skills, natural talents, and abilities to strengthen your life professionally and personally.

At the time of the Full Moon, Saturn is literally in the last moments in the sign of Aquarius. Saturn will move into the sign of Pisces within an hour of the Full Moon.

Saturn will be in Pisces for nearly three years. During this three-year period, Saturn will make a quick dip into Aries May through August 2025, and then retrograde back into Pisces September 2025 through early February 2026.

There may be times when your life feels out of balance, and you need to make changes to regain balance and security. You may decide or find it necessary to leave a stable job. Or the company you work for will no longer be giving bonuses or eliminates other financial incentives. Your landlord decides it’s time to sell the house or condo you are renting. You discover the foundation of your home has been compromised and is in need of extensive repairs.

Or you leave a relationship which is comfortable and predictable but no longer feeds you or supports your growth. Your family life may go through changes as kids go off to college and aging family members or pet’s transition.

Health challenges, financial needs of family members, or starting a new business may have you dipping into your savings or making an early IRA withdrawal.     

Your areas of focus and interest will change in new and surprising ways, and you will discover new areas of interest and new territories to explore. I have certainly felt this change over the past few days. It’s exciting and really piquing my curiosity about how I can incorporate new interests into my life and business!  

We have become accustomed to a very rigid and structured world with Pluto in Capricorn, and as Saturn has transited through its own signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. Pisces energy is flowing, malleable, adaptable, and not easily controlled. Think about water and the fact that unless you put it into a container, it flows in all directions. Saturn will bring a grounding influence to the energy of Pisces. If you apply practical and useful tools and techniques to creative ideas and projects, you will be able to manifest exciting and ambitious dreams.    

Saturn in Pisces will influence your boundaries. This is the time to reassess your boundaries. Do you have boundaries? If not, you will need to establish boundaries in your relationships, with coworkers, and friends. From time to time, it may be necessary to assert your boundaries and alert others to the fact they are pushing your boundaries.   

Saturn is still the taskmaster, even in the sign of Pisces and will require paring down, consolidating, and releasing that which is unnecessary, superficial, or wastes precious time, space, or energy.

Potential areas to apply Saturn:

Does it take you a longtime to decide what to wear in the morning? Do you have a lot of miss matched clothes? Do you need more closet space? Reduce your wardrobe to simplify you daily wardrobe choices and create more cohesion with your wardrobe. Organize items in your closet to make more useable space.

If you incorporate a new endeavor or new services into your business. Consult a professional organizer or consider ways to restructure and redesigned your office to create more organization and efficiency in completing tasks and meeting deadlines.

If you acquire a new car and your garage is in chaos and full of clutter. Organize your garage by putting up shelves, installing cabinets, donating, recycling, and discarding items you no longer need or want and make space for your new car.       

If you have been escaping into negative or addictive behaviors, you will experience a reality check from your body, a family member, friend, employer, or coworker. Embrace Saturn’s message and incorporate new habits and behaviors for selfcare, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

The planetary changes in March will usher in a new phase of life. What do you want to change? How would you like your life to be different? What are your dreams? What do you believe is possible, and what do you want to accomplish?     

The choices you make create your life. Explore the gray areas rather than focusing on one way or the other choices. What does success mean for you? The secret to success is discipline, responsibility, and hard work. Believe in yourself! Go forward confident in your choices and actions knowing that your experiences, lessons learned, and wisdom gained will assist you in your quest for success.                 

Pisces New Moon

February 20, 2023

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This two-week period is the time to plan, take initiative, be proactive and launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, or begin looking for a new job or home. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

The theme for the Pisces New Moon is to not allow indecision, uncertainty, or fear to hold you back from moving forward and taking action. Be curious about the process of life and your future.

The energy of Pisces is intuitive, sensitive, spiritual, compassionate, sacrificing, melancholy, indolent, sympathetic, and artistic. Pisces is ruled by Neptune which represents dreams, glamor, liquids, delusion, fantasy, movies, and music. A strong Neptune influence brings both illusion and clarity – a reality check. Acknowledging and honoring clarity can be difficult because often it contradicts our illusions and fantasies. Neptune can trigger our imagination, a sense of wonder, idealism, as well as feelings of lack, weakness, fear, and the desire to escape reality.

If you look you will find the help you need. Ask a trusted friend or family member, reach out to your doctor, spiritual advisor, support groups, addiction counseling, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), or Hypnotherapy.

You may feel languid, possibly melancholy, and the desire to escape and indulge in your favorite fantasy. If you follow the escapist tendency exclusively or excessively, you will miss the opportunity to work with the positive energy of the Pisces New Moon. This is the perfect time to focus on your intuition and imagination to explore options and alternative ways to achieve your hearts-desire and realize your fondest yearnings.

You may encounter challenges to your current ideas, point of view, and plans. Take the time to listen to others and pay attention to the messages or signals from the Universe. You likely need to make changes which are not currently obvious to you but apparent to others.

Be willing to battle with yourself, if necessary, especially if you are vacillating or hesitating on important decisions. Where are you accepting less than you deserve? Are feeling sad, irritated, frustrated, or drained? Where are you allowing fear to block the light? What are you ruminating about that needs to be rechanneled or redirected? Are you repeatedly thinking about past failures or things that didn’t work out as you had wanted or expected? Negative things others have said about you, negative things you say about yourself? Focus on the past, or the future will block you from making decisions.

Think about with whom or where you have been spending your time, what have you been reading, or watching on YouTube or the Television. Refocus your time and attention back to your life and what is being offered now. Apply your energy, enthusiasm, intuition, and imagination to take advantage of opportunities and possibilities to manifest and attract the experiences you desire to enhance your life.

Jupiter in Aries instills enthusiasm the desire to take a risk and be bold. You may feel restless, impulsive, and passionate. Use this energy! Apply for a new job, look for a new home, find an intimate partner, start the book you have thought about writing, go back to school, begin a journey of self-improvement, develop your spiritual life, and strengthen your connection with your guides and the Universe.

Venus will change signs and move into Aries immediately after the Pisces New Moon begins. Venus represents your intellectual concept of love, how your think about love and relationships. Venus in Aries is assertive, aggressive, impatient, and quick to pursue something it wants. Think about who or what you want to bring into your life. Consider your values and what is important to you. If you desire a relationship, think about the type of relationship you want and what you value in a partner before you begin your search.

Swift decisions may be necessary to take advantage of opportunities or deal with an immediate issue. You could miss an opportunity or solution to a problem if you wait for too long or focus on your fears or feelings of vulnerability. Be thoughtful, incorporate practical reasoning, responsibility, and maturity. If you experience stress breathe deeply, incorporate Tapping – EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), journal, pray, move your body, yoga, tai chi, or dance, and reduce caffeine. Do a simple candle ritual, be quiet and still, connect with your higher self and be in the present moment. Release negative feelings and concentrate on positive progress and outcomes. Accept what is offered now and trust it will benefit you and clear your way as you move into the future.             

If you want to move your life into a more balanced and centered place and experience more peace, joy, and gratitude, your mental focus is just as important, if not more important, than changing your physical circumstances.

Emotions fluctuate with life’s ups and downs. You have the ability to recover emotional equilibrium and manage stress with your mind and the previously mentioned techniques. Combining emotion and intellect will lead you to personal power and confidence. When you are in an emotionally centered space, you can access your intuitive inspiration, innate gifts, and your perception is clearer about what will bring you joy and benefit.  

Lending a hand to someone you know who is experiencing self-doubt, uncertainty, or feeling lost demonstrates compassion and can be helpful. However, there can be a fine line between compassion and help and enabling someone. If you take on or shoulder someone else’s burdens and hardships and it will only encourage them to continue to avoid their problems. We each must take responsibility for our life and choices.       

Celebrate the blessings in your life and spend time with those you love and enjoy.

Leo Full Moon

February 5, 2023

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Full Moon is full light. It shines a spotlight on projects, plans, opportunities, obstacles, limited beliefs and ideas, events, memories, and emotional experiences.   

The energy of Leo is proud, creative, generous, regal, and dramatic. Combine these qualities with the emotions of the Full Moon, and you have a fiery, theatrical, and melodramatic emotional energy. We will all feel the influence of the Leo Full Moon whether we have Leo planets or not. Now add the energy of erratic, surprising, course-shifting, and enlightening Uranus, and we have quite a recipe for an intense Full Moon.      

We all understand the meaning of balance, stability, equilibrium, equal proportion. Our challenge with this Leo Full Moon is to find emotional balance in the shifting sands of our individual experiences. It is not about maintaining balance at all times, but how you restore balance. Consider the tools you have at your fingertips when you find yourself off balance. A walk in nature, a shower or bath, interaction with your pets, a conversation with a trusted friend, meditation, a spiritual practice, chakra balancing, massage, reiki, yoga, exercise, a creative project, reading something you find healing and grounding. 

If you enjoy crystals, this is a good time to use the energy of crystals to bring your emotions back into alignment and harmony. When you hold a crystal to the light and move it in various directions, different aspects of the crystal are revealed. When you are open and receptive to fluctuating and changing emotions, thoughts, ideas, concepts and perspectives, new opportunities, pathways, possibilities are revealed.   

What have you been working on that is now ready to be shared with friends, family, your community, students, co-workers, teammates, your boss, clients, a business partner, or the world, physical or virtual? You may notice some resistance in sharing, releasing, publishing, or letting it go, feeling that it needs more work or time. The time is now! The people you plan to share this with need the information as they move through their own shifts and changes.

Working on it longer will not make it better, nor is there a better time. You need to focus on new ideas, projects, plans, and opportunities.

What do you want to explore, try, attempt, experiment with, study, research, investigate? Now is the time to stretch, get out of your comfort zone, broaden your horizons, and release old habits and patterns considered safe and secure. You are moving on in new directions. Plant your energy into that which is currently relevant and will stimulate personal growth and your soul’s purpose.

You may encounter resistance from others who want to hold you back for their own safety and security. You must move forward even if ultimatums are on the table. We all must follow our path and sometimes that means leaving others behind.

Dwelling on the past and what you perceive as having not worked out or been successful will slow progress and momentum. Turn around, literally, and focus on what is ahead of you. Build on past experiences, they are the foundation to work from.

March will be a pivotal month, individually and collectively. Pluto will temporarily move into Aquarius after a nearly 15 years in Capricorn. Also, in March, Saturn will shift into Pisces after five years of occupying the signs it rules traditionally, Capricorn and Aquarius. And finally, toward the end of March, Mars moves into the sign of Cancer, ending a seven month stay in Gemini.  

All of this planetary activity and change signals the need for people and the world to move beyond current structures, rules, and the control of power, toward more equality between different levels of society. The need to be flexible and adaptable will be required going forward in order to adjust to the changes the planetary shifts signal. If we are willing, what is being offered is the opportunity to be more open and receptive to each other and differing opinions and perspectives. We need leaders who are fair, just, and inclusive, open to input from all sides. We each need to share our “light” with others, our knowledge, talents, and skills to lift each other up, guide, and help those who are challenged in finding their way.

Aquarius New Moon

January 21, 2023

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This two-week period is the time to plan, take initiative, be proactive and launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, or begin looking for a new job or home. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to move forward.

The Aquarius New Moon calls for equanimity, a higher state of balance and awareness. Feeling calm and in control of your emotions and the fluctuating flow of life.

If you are searching for new ways to enhance your relationship with your partner, explore new methods for relating and connecting.

If you are looking for ways to support your health and well-being, educate yourself on alternative health modalities.

If you would like to increase your income, consider new job opportunities or start your own business.

Allow your thoughts to explore new and different ideas, solutions, and choices. Focus on combining logic and what is practical with innovation and the unconventional. Observe the moments of insight and flashes of intuition.

Experiment, mix contrasting elements, that which has proven reliable and dependable with the new, original and unique. Knowledge and experience are powerful allies in guiding your process into previously unexplored areas. Step back and objectively assess possibilities, don’t become attached to one way of achieving your goals and desires.

Balance and proportion are required when merging different energies in order to use them in productive ways.

The Aquarius New Moon will bring opportunities and movement, but you need to take advantage the opportunities as they present themselves. Quick decisions and action can be beneficial if you are thoughtful and strategic. How will this opportunity move you closer to your objective? Does it fit into the larger vision of what you want to accomplish? Reacting on impulse, over-estimating, or over-expecting will likely backfire and not move you in the right direction.

Personally, you are entering a new phase of accelerated growth and evolution. You are the architect of your life. This is the time to build on all that you have worked for up to this point.

Consider the following if you are collaborating on project. Everyone needs to work on aspects of the project that allow them to express their unique talents, skills, and experience.

Team members need to be open and receptive. Dispassionate analysis, logic and a rational exchange and deliberation will move the group and project in positive directions. You may suddenly recognize the solution to a problem you have been pondering.

Take advantage of this energy/time and gather everyone together for a group meeting. Focus on the next step and review plans to move things forward over the coming three months. 

Aquarius represents equality and the collective, where everyone has a voice and something to contribute for the greater good.

Blend intellect with passion, activities with aspirations, and enjoy the process of creating something new and experiencing your ideas and concepts as they become tangible, applicable, and useful.

Cancer Full Moon

January 6, 2023

Welcome to our collective New Year, 2023. We begin this new year with a Cancer Full Moon, encouraging us to slow down and take a step back from the busy, hectic, hopefully joyful, and happy holidays.

This is the time to reconnect with yourself, your life, your individual goals, desires, and what you would like to achieve during 2023. What milestones can you look forward to in the new year? What small steps will lead you to each larger step, eventually leading you to manifesting your desires and aspirations?

The Full Moon is opposing the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the taskmaster. Saturn’s energy is not about hopes, dreams, and wishes. Saturn requires step-by-step plans with benchmarks to assess progress. But first, you must confront your fears, concerns, and worries about failing. What would cause you to fail and how likely is this to happen?

Most of us are familiar with this famous quote by Robin R. Hall, “It is better to Shoot for the Stars and land in the Tree-Tops than Shooting for the Tree-Tops and landing in the Mud.” The problem with this quote is it assumes you will not reach your target but will fall short.

All you really need to do is make a clear and honest assessment of the results you can realistically expect. By setting achievable goals, you will avoid the deflating disappointment and apathy that can come with over-reaching or over-expecting.

Consider how long it will take you to complete each step as you strive for your goal. Setting benchmarks along the way will help you recognize if you need to adjust something you are doing, shift, or change course.

Meeting the goals you set in a timely manner or completing a project feels inspiring and motivating, and the momentum will encourage you to continue on to the next goal or project. If results go beyond your expectations, great, onward!   

It is imperative you carefully consider your monetary investment. How much money are you comfortable investing to achieve your goals? Are you comfortable with risk or are you risk averse? If things don’t go well, will your investment cause hardship for others?

Do you have savings or an income to live on during the start-up phase and until money starts coming in? Figure out the amount of money you can afford to invest monthly during the first year and beyond if it takes longer to generate an income than you originally anticipated. Pay yourself first!

Time is also an investment, how much time are you able to devote on a daily, weekly, monthly basis?

If you estimate you need more capital than you are able to invest, you need to consider your options. A business partner. You may be eligible for a grant. If your credit is good, you could apply for a business loan from a credit union or a bank. Interest rates are generally lower with credit unions. You may also want to investigate an SBA loan.

Other options may be angel investors, personal investors, or venture capitalists. Do you want or need a pre-investor, passive investor, or active investor? Do you know where to find investors? An investor will need to know the amount of money you would like them to invest. They will also want a business or financial plan and projection for the next few years.

Do you need help from others? CPA, account manager, sales consultant, project manager, researcher. Where will you find dependable people to fill the position and provide the support you need? How will you pay for their services?

Start preparing now. Depending on your goals, there can be many things to consider, decide, and figure out before you proceed. This is an excellent quote attributed to Roman Philosopher Seneca, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

Capricorn New Moon

December 23, 2022

Happy New Year to you and yours, I hope your holidays have been joyful. I am behind a bit with the New Moon information. No worries. We will feel the energy of the Capricorn New Moon until the Cancer Full Moon on January 6th.

The Winter Solstice was on December 21st, marking the first day of Winter, the shortest day of the year, and the Sun moving into the sign of Capricorn. The Winter Solstice is considered the rebirth of the Sun, as light begins to increase until the Summer Solstice June 21st.

Tuesday December 20th, ushered in positive change and an auspicious shift as Jupiter moved into Aries. Over the past few days, you may have noticed feeling more optimistic, enthusiastic, and excited to move forward or start something new. Aries is a fire sign, and the quality is cardinal, indicating action, movement, ambition, and potential. Jupiter will be transiting through Aries until mid-May 2023. Take advantage of this dynamic energy and begin to move forward with plans, goals, and projects you have set your sights on for 2023. Jupiter was in Aries earlier this year from May through the end of October, think about to what you were working on, focused on, or a new project you started. Jupiter moving into its retrograde cycle the end of October and back into Pisces may have delayed or stalled your ambitions and momentum. Jupiter returning to the sign of Aries signals the time to pick up where you left off.

Mercury will begin its retrograde cycle in just a few days, on Thursday, December 29th, and Mars is still retrograde until January 12th. Mercury will regain forward motion on January 18th. Use the time between now and mid-January to review plans, make adjustments, reevaluate, reconsider, stabilize, structure, and create a firm foundation from which to work from. When the Sun moves into Aquarius on January 21st you can move full speed ahead with ideas, goals, projects, and new ventures from earlier this year.

Now, on to the Capricorn New Moon. Not only are the Sun and Moon in Capricorn, but also Venus, Mercury, and Pluto. This is strong Capricorn energy, to say the least. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. Saturn represents responsibility, self-discipline, accountability, maturity, structure, boundaries, rules, and regulations. Yes, we are still in the holiday season, but this much Capricorn energy indicates work and taking care of personal business are still priorities, as well as planning for the future. What do you want to change, build upon, or improve during 2023?

What have you wanted to start that you have delayed or put off for one reason or another? Your own business, forming a new business partnership, following a new or different career path, going back to school, and getting your degree, asking for a raise or promotion. Why haven’t you made a decision and acted on that decision up to this point?  

The Capricorn New Moon is a good time for you to focus on, think, and feel how your life would change and be different if you stopped delaying, finally made a decision, and took action to move forward.

If you look, you will find you have the support you need to move forward, but you must be willing to accept it and to be accountable.

2023 will be a significant year. Saturn moves into Pisces in March; Pluto moves into to Aquarius in March for a little over two months before retrograding back into Capricorn, where it will stay until January 2024. Jupiter moves into Taurus in May, and the North and South Nodes will also change signs in July, moving into Aries/Libra.

Have you been waiting for something to change? Are you waiting for a sign? Consider the planetary shifts the change or sign you have been waiting for. Be the authority in your life and follow your own guidance and spiritual path. Trust the Universe will support you and stop creating obstacles for yourself.  

Gemini Full Moon

December 7, 2022

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

The Gemini Full Moon conjunct Mars in Gemini and oppose the Sun in Sagittarius. Mars oppose the Sun, marks the halfway point of the Mars Retrograde cycle.

Mercury rules the Gemini Full Moon and Mars in Gemini. Mercury represents mental processes, communication, and transportation. Mars represents competition, force, and ambition. The sign of Sagittarius is about beliefs, morals, philosophy, and freedom. The Moon conjunct Mars in Gemini indicates arguments are possible if not assured. The Moon/Mars opposition to the Sun in Sagittarius suggests people feel the urge to express their opinions and personal ideology without forethought.

When driving or traveling, slow down and be patient, as traffic and travel plans could be hectic, interrupted, or delayed.

Uranus is making an adjustment aspect to the Sun which indicates adjustments and fine tuning are necessary with current plans and projects. If you are planning to share a project with the world, or bring and endeavor to a culmination, slow down, and think first. Consider new information which may now need to be integrated. If you are experiencing resistance or opposition from someone address the situation before you proceed.

The Moon represents your ever shifting emotions and feelings, as well as how you nurture and care for yourself. People nurture themselves with food. They nurture themselves with body care, massage, facials, or a soak in the tub. You learned about nurturing from your family, adopted your learnings and carried them into your adult life.

The Moon represents your memories, how your recall events and experiences from your childhood which influence your adult life and inform your choices and decisions.

The Moon represents the habits and routines you build into your life, both consciously and unconsciously. Your habits and routines bring comfort and a sense of safety and security.

The Moon represents your emotional reactions, intuition, and instincts. We see instincts clearly in animals.  

As with the Sagittarius New Moon, there are seven mutable planets involved with the Gemini Full Moon. Mutable energy is changeable, versatile, and adaptable. Consider what you are holding onto and what you need to release to gain clarity about your life and your path forward. You have many directions and paths you can choose to follow in your life. Consider your beliefs and personal philosophy about life and your purpose.

Sagittarius New Moon

November 23, 2022

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can take root, develop, and start to grow. This two-week period is the time to take initiative, be proactive and launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, or begin looking for a new job or home. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to take action and move forward.

Finally, a much-needed break from the very intense, and at times, overwhelming energy of the recent Scorpio New Moon Solar Eclipse and Taurus Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. The Sagittarius New Moon signals the time to breathe and allow your body and mind to relax. Give your body a chance to reduce the excess adrenaline/cortisol which may have been pumping through your system as a result of heightened stress and tension during the past month.

Sagittarius is a fire sign. The fire element relates to action, energy, enthusiasm, and inspiration. The sign of Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter which represents expansion, growth, optimism, and abundance. Clearly, the Sagittarius New Moon does not indicate sitting on the sofa and binging on your favorite TV show to relax. Rather, choose activities and interests you find invigorating as well as relaxing and enjoyable. If you are an active and adventurous person this may mean hand gliding or indoor activities such as iFLY for indoor skydiving, there are locations all over the country.

If you prefer less physical activity and find mind-expanding, mentally stimulating experiences relaxing and enjoyable consider enrolling in a language class, or finally booking the trip you have dreamed about for so long. It is possible to book a trip far in advance and make monthly payments, so the expense of the trip is not out of pocket or on your credit card all at once. Explore a different belief system or visit a spiritual location. Try a new foreign food restaurant in your community or prepare a meal with ingredients which are new to you and out of your usual culinary habit and routine.

The Taurus Full Moon Lunar Eclipse involved six fixed sign planets. Fixed energy is not very flexible or easily moved and favors a familiar, consistent path. Progress is slow, focused, and determined.

The Sagittarius New Moon involves seven mutable planets. Mutable energy is versatile, changeable, adaptable and thrives on variety. The Sagittarius New Moon may finally bring the movement and progress you have been craving.

Jupiter has been retrograde since late July restricting Jupiter’s naturally expansive, positive, and growth-oriented nature. Jupiter finally resumed direct motion the day of the Sagittarius New Moon, a most auspicious change indicating progress, opportunity, and the return of optimism, faith, and hope.

Jupiter moved back into the sign of Pisces in late October, giving us about six weeks to catch up and wrap up unfinished business. Jupiter will move into the sign of Aries at the end of December 2022 and stay in Aries until mid-May 2023.

Jupiter revisiting the sign of Aries indicates the time to resume the projects, aspirations, goals and interests you were pursuing May, through most of October of 2022. You may become aware of something you thought was not going to work out and had reluctantly dropped or abandoned, now beginning to show signs of working and moving forward. Or you suddenly see a new way to proceed. Make necessary adjustments regarding new information revealed, and circumstances that have changed during Jupiter’s retrograde cycle, and follow a course of action that is relevant now.

All of this sounds great, and it is. However, it is also important to pace yourself and your plans as the planet of action, decisions, and ambition, Mars, is retrograde October 30, 2022 – January 12, 2023. Mars Retrograde in Gemini indicates ideas, communication and information strategies, steps, and planning require alterations, and results can take longer to develop. Patience, optimism, thoughtful decisions, and actions will move you forward in the pursuit of your goals, dreams, passions, and life-affirming changes.

The beneficent energy of Jupiter direct renews a sense of faith, hope, and trust, which have felt out of reach for a while, especially around events over the past few months. Shift your focus from disappointment, sadness, or regret. Open your mind, explore and seek opportunities in areas of interest that were previously beyond your awareness.

Find help if necessary to heal physical and emotional wounds you have experienced recently, especially if related to past experiences. Healing pain, fear, and judgement will adjust your course and enable you to open your heart, ground yourself, and find your center even in the midst of uncertainty and unpredictability.

Things do change. You experience ups and downs to clear the way for personal growth and evolution. Life changing events are not random. There is a plan for each of us.

At this time of giving thanks, show appreciation and gratitude, acknowledge the abundance of our planet, life itself, and the recurring opportunity to restart and try again. 

Taurus Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

November 8, 2022

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website.

Another intense and important Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is upon us. The Taurus Full Moon is conjunct Uranus, the planet of unexpected events, surprises, upheaval, and disruption. This creates a space for Uranus to easily step in and trigger unsettling events in finances, relationships, and values. Taurus is a fixed earth sign and prefers stability. In fact, there are currently six planets in fixed signs indicating change is not easy and can be a long and complicated process.

The Moon and Uranus are also conjunct the North Node. The North Node represents the direction we are moving toward in our life, what we need to learn and experience that is new and different. Our life circumstances and the Universe push us in the direction of our North Node, but we often resist because it represents an unknown and unexplored direction. We feel insecure and uncertain in our ability to handle the opportunities and challenges presented by the North Node.  

The opposite point of the North Node is the South Node. The South Node represents past life experiences where we have repeated the same patterns and habits to the point of stagnation and inertia. The South Node also indicates skills, talents, and gifts we bring with us into our current life. These skills, talents, and gifts are helpful and useful if we apply them carefully and where they are relevant and appropriate to developing and exploring the new areas and experiences, indicated by the North Node.   

Uranus first entered the sign of Taurus in May of 2018. Uranus has been influencing the Taurus/Scorpio area of your chart for the past four plus years. During the Nodes transit of Taurus and Scorpio, which began in January of 2022, this Uranian energy has been amplified. Collectively this is part of the reason we have experienced delays and changes in our food supply, other supply chain issues, and inflation, higher food, gas, and oil prices.   

You may not be able to rely on past experience or what seems logical to guide you through the Taurus Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse, life is changing, and your plans and expectations need adjustments. If you open your mind to new and different possibilities you will find the light, information, and answers you are seeking. If you try to maintain the status quo and your current course of action, you can expect blocks, delays, and frustration because things are not progressing as you had expected. If you are unwilling to entertain other potentials and options and review your plan, the Universe will step in and adjust your course for you though unexpected events and circumstances beyond your control. How you manage the shifts and changes depends on your flexibility and willingness to adjust your course.

Allow divine guidance to assist your process. We often become stuck in the belief that the plan we have created is the best way to solve a problem or reach our goals. No plan is perfect, and there can be many different paths and plans to move your projects and endeavors forward. Relax your ego and current mindset and consider the possibility of another way to get where you want to be.      

The Taurus Full Moon Lunar Eclipse indicates you need to make shifts and changes in your habits and routines regarding your health, diet, vitamins, and possibly medications. Talk to you doctor about any medication changes.

Consider your wardrobe and the clothes you wear. Do your clothes communicate the person you are today, or do your clothes reflect someone you used to be? Do you mostly wear clothes that represent the professional image you wish to project in the world. When was the last time you bought yourself new clothes and updated your wardrobe?

It is necessary for you to make room in your life and schedule for new opportunities, projects, and enterprises to move your life in different directions and experience the learnings your North Node offers and requires.

The Uranus Saturn square we have collectively been dealing with for the past couple of years has highlighted the challenges between keeping the status quo and moving in the direction of change, progress, innovation. We have witnessed this dynamic intensely in our country during the past two years.

Personally, the Saturn Uranus square has focused your attention on the areas of your life where you are holding on out of fear, habit, or a sense of security. At the time of the Taurus Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse, we are experiencing the conclusion of the Uranus Saturn square, both collectively with the mid-term elections and personally in our individual lives.

You have reached a choice point or crossroads and you can no longer avoid honestly looking at your life and truly becoming aware of the areas where you need to change and move in new directions. This does not mean you need to change everything in your life. Focus on the Taurus/Scorpio houses of your chart. Decide what is holding you back, stifling your self-expression, personal growth, and soul evolution.

Venus was directly involved with the Scorpio New Moon Solar Eclipse, and Venus is also strongly involved with the Taurus Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. Venus rules beauty, art, culture, pleasure, marriage, relationships, finances, values, possessions, and harmony. Focus your attention on your values and the areas of your life that are most important to you. What do you value the most, faith, honesty, cooperation, integrity, freedom, personal choice, autonomy, safety and security, money and resources, trust?

For more information about your values consider the people in your life you enjoy spending time with, those you feel support you, care for you, and want to see you happy. Now, think about what is important to them, kindness, fairness, honesty, faith, self-improvement and personal growth, living a healthy lifestyle. Financial and personal freedom, their career/profession, making a difference in the world. Their family and close connections, their community, and social causes.

Think about the political party you support and choose to be affiliated with. What does this group stand for that resonates with you? What changes do they want to make in the country that you support?

When you live your life authentically according to your values you experience more satisfaction, joy, and happiness. When you are not living your life according to your values, life becomes out of balance leading to dissatisfaction, frustration, and apathy.

Trust the process and experiences both the Scorpio New Moon Solar Eclipse and the Taurus Full Moon Lunar Eclipse bring you, even when confusing and difficult to understand from your current vantage point. There is always hope and a new day. You will find your way.     

Scorpio New Moon Solar Eclipse

October 25, 2022

 A New Moon signals the time to focus on new ideas and thoughts, and beginnings, but the energy of Scorpio and the South Node indicate release and letting go. What do you need to release in order to start something new?

Venus is challenged by the Solar Eclipse, Venus rules the sign of Taurus, which the North Node currently occupies. The North Node is always opposite the South Node, so the polarity is important.

This Scorpio Solar Eclipse brings to light that which is below the surface, hidden or concealed. Consider the areas of your life where you have indulged in behaviors that felt so good at the time (Venus) you persuaded yourself it would be okay, spending money you really could not afford to spend. Cheating on your diet and loading up on carbs and sugar, over sleeping, self-medicating with alcohol, prescription, or recreational drugs, or taking extra time off work.  

It is time to adjust your choices, actions, and behaviors, and correct or repair difficulties related to your bank account, health, job, reputation, or relationships. The presence of Venus in this Solar Eclipse also indicates it is time to focus on your values and what is most important to you.

What negative emotions do you need to release and let go? Fear, sadness, anger, grief, resentment, disappointment, frustration, jealousy, envy, despair, apathy. When left unexplored and processed negative emotions inhibit personal growth, restrict necessary change, and block joy and happiness.

During the next two weeks, create quiet time with yourself to confront and reflect on hidden or buried negative emotions and feelings. Be patient with yourself and the process and allow the emotions and feelings that come up for you, no judgement just awareness. Pay attention to your dreams and keep a pen and paper or recorder next to your bed. If you wake up during the night with the memory of an event, situation, or relationship, related to unresolved feelings and emotions write it down or record it in case you do not recall the dream in the morning.  

Aries Full Moon 

October 9, 2022 

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your website. 

The energy of Aries focuses on the self, what is important to you as an individual, your goals and aspirations, what you want and what is necessary for you as a growing and evolving spirit. The Sun and Venus in Libra are in a tight relationship with the Moon in Aries, so this Full Moon highlights the need to balance your needs and those of others. If you have been putting yourself on the back burner to support others this is the time to reassess, set better boundaries, and honor yourself and your life 

Mars is slowing down in preparation for its retrograde cycle which begins October 30 – January 12, 2023. Mars in Gemini rules the Full Moon in Aries, this adds a fiery energy to emotions and feelings as well as words and language. Choose your words carefully and think before you speak or take a stand. Be aware others may not fully consider the impact or implications of their words and actions.   

Mars is square Neptune October 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, so open yourself up to inspiration, creative writing or insights, and your imagination. Consider a Vision Quest to connect with your spirit guides or your ancestors for guidance, direction, or healing. Since this aspect is present during the Aries Full Moon the energy will be influential during the two weeks following the Full Moon. It may be beneficial or necessary for you to wait on a decision or action until you have more information or clarity about the next step or desired result.   

Uranus continues to be in a tight square with Saturn during October encouraging us to do something a little out of our comfort zone, change a habit or routine, get out of a rut, try something new, or find a new way to solve a problem. This is not new energy; we have been feeling the influence of disruption and change for nearly two years. The area of your life where you have repeatedly experienced interference or a lack of progress signals where you need to move in a new direction.     

New Moon in Libra

September 25, 2022

The New Moon is the time when thoughts, ideas, and new beginnings can germinate, develop, and start to grow. This two-week period is the time to take initiative, be proactive and launch a new venture, meet new people, start a new job, or begin looking for a new job or home. Wait until about two days after the New Moon (when you can see the moon in the night sky) to act.

The Libra New Moon highlights relationships both personal and professional. Libra represents partnerships and shared experiences, collaboration, cooperation, compromise, negotiation, diplomacy, and peace.

It is natural to crave shared experiences during the Libra New Moon so don’t hesitate to reach out and connect. Plan a fun outing with a friend, intimate partner, family member, co-worker, or an acquaintance you would like to get to know better. Focus on shared interests a movie, play, concert, or museum exhibit you both want to see. If your culinary tastes are similar, make a reservation at a restaurant you both enjoy and savor a delicious meal or have a picknick, and each of you contributes your favorite foods.

Agree to the blind date your friend has been trying to arrange or meet the person you have been interacting with online for a coffee date. Schedule an intimate candlelit dinner with your partner or spouse, go dancing, or to a hot spring. Get away for the weekend, just the two of you, to reconnect without all the demands of daily life. Take a walk and hold hands. 

This is a good time to collaborate on a project, a new business venture, or creative endeavor. You and a friend could volunteer for a political organization or help with an event at your place of worship, or a fundraiser for your favorite charity.

Beauty, peace, and balance are synonymous with the planet Venus which rules the sign of Libra. You may feel the urge to decorate a room in your home or make your outdoor space more comfortable by adding new furnishings. Allow your imagination to guide you in creating a harmonious environment that really speaks to you and reflects your spirit and essence. 

Pisces Full Moon

September 10, 2022

 

The Full Moon brings things to a culmination, a high point, or actualization. Example: moving into a new place, signing the final papers, and
closing on a new home, holding a social event – a party, get-together, or fundraiser. The point of sharing a project with others, going live with your
website.

 

The Pisces Full Moon suggests it is time to add beauty to your life, use your imagination, allow yourself to dream, do something creative, get out and enjoy nature. Consider taking a walk on the beach, or through the trees, by a lake or a river. Listen to music, if you are musically inclined play the guitar, piano, or an instrument you enjoy. Indulge a creative talent, calligraphy, draw, paint, write. Take a pottery, sculpture, art, poetry, or creative writing class. Tour a museum and enjoy the beautiful art. Volunteer -help people, animals, or the planet. Create a sanctuary in your home, a place to relax, reflect, ponder, journal, or nurture a spiritual practice – meditation, prayer, or energy healing. 

 

The Pisces Full Moon may encourage you to release something of an emotional nature, allow closure, and make peace with an ending. Release feelings of self-deprivation, self-denial, and self-doubt, allow grace, encouraging and positive emotions to guide you.

 

The Sun and Venus currently in the sign of Virgo focus your attention on practical matters, health and diet, organizing/sorting/shredding, figuring out how to create greater efficiency, or streamline a procedure. Fact-finding, reviewing details, numbers (pay bills and get your finances in order), contracts, and agreements. Be aware Mercury is retrograde September 9th until October 2nd. Mercury Retrograde signals the time to review rather than begin in most areas of life.

 

Incorporate both Pisces and Virgo energies in activities regularly over the two-week span of the Full Moon. Balance is the key to being productive but avoiding burnout and exhaustion from the Virgo energy and experiencing peace, joy, and harmony from the Pisces Full Moon.