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Weekly Weather for October 20 – 26:

All times given are EDT


Thoughts: This week has grand shifts in it (as if we haven’t already been experiencing many) and it just keeps coming! There is a very amazing turning point on Thursday the 23rd, when the Sun, Moon and Venus all leave Libra and move into Scorpio to be swiftly met by a Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees Scorpio that is conjunct Venus, sextile Mars and trine Neptune. The depths of Scorpio water, delivers change from what is hidden deep down and it’s all for our evolution and expansion. We need to trust our deep core and remember that we are whole and ever capable of riding these waves.

Side note: When I learned to surf in high school, there were no leashes that tethered you to your board… so if you pearled and lost your board, it took a long time to get ahold of it again as it usually washed ashore by the time you recovered. Lost mine once and couldn’t see it until it came crashing into my face (wake up call) and cracked my cheekbone, leaving a fun dimple that reminds me to risk the ride, even still. Now there is a leash that keeps you connected and recovery is faster! So jump back up and paddle out for more J the ride is worth it. These are surfing times.

Mercury will station direct on Saturday and Mars will leave fiery Sagittarius and enter grounded Capricorn Sunday morning. All of this speaks to more experiences of tectonic movements that challenge us to stay adaptable and keep making adjustments to find new balance… moment to moment.
Monday the 20th
We start the week with a Gemini Moon that makes harmonious aspects to Jupiter and Mercury in the morning and to Saturn in the afternoon. With Venus having sextiled Mars just after midnight, there is a fantastic momentum of creative positivity building and it’s available to us if we will just take the time to tap into it.

Adding to the uplifting force of today’s cosmic climate… Mercury (ruler of this Gemini Moon) and Jupiter form a sextile at 4:38 PM, giving conversations, all forms of communications, teaching, writing and travel a major boost. This day is full of “we can all get along if we try” potential.


Tuesday the 21st
The Moon enters Libra at 7:13 AM and this is most likely the quietest day of the week, so take advantage of it. Libra is always about finding the balance, the justice and the beauty with the mirrored self. So allow yourself time today to look for those elements within the relationship that is the most important one > the one between you and You!

Take a break from focusing on the outer and give your inner being a little TLC. Find gentle ways to lovingly release what keeps you from full self-acceptance. We are trained to find our validation in ways that leave us dependent on external factors that we can never control. This huge time on the planet is a powerful retraining for rediscovering that we are love and that we are never truly lost or alone.

Wednesday the 22nd
We need to ride this wave with flexibility and an open heart to get the most out of today’s ride. This is the last day of the Sun in Libra and the morning has treacherous rocks that need conscious navigating, as we head into the bigger weather changes tomorrow. The Moon squares Pluto at 5:10 AM and then opposes Uranus at 10:26 AM, once again stirring up the big Pluto Uranus square that has been revolutionizing our relationship with reality. It is yet again, another opportunity to see what you can purge (release), so that new life and adventure can bloom in your world.

The Libra Moon joins Mercury at 5:27 PM helping communications flow easier. If you have something that needs to be said… this is a good time! At 8:50 PM, The Moon sextile Jupiter and optimism supports our progress. This is a time to see the bigger picture and step away from micro-managing. Keep looking up and share your enthusiasm!


Thursday the 23rd
This is the day of the Scorpio Solar Eclipse! The lineup is rather amazing…as the Sun enters Scorpio at 7:57 AM, the Libra Moon (in it’s last degree) sextiles Mars at 1:23 PM and goes VOC (Void of Course). Then inside the Void, Venus move into Scorpio at 4:53 PM and the Moon ends the Void as she enters Scorpio at 5:11 PM and then…. the Moon will conjunct Venus just 2 minutes later and then… the New Moon Eclipse at 0 degrees Scorpio occurs at 5:57 PM. As you can see, I couldn’t even figure out how to write that up, so go easy on me J

This New Moon is filled with intensity and a capacity for emotional depth, passionate connections, fresh starts and resurrection. When this much action happens at the 0 degree, there is potential for our purpose to manifest with great focus. Anything and everything we want to create in our physical world can begin to grow from here.  So monitor your thoughts! Neptune trines this impregnated line up, adding to the potential for artistic expansion that sprigs from the limitless field of potentialities. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and the theme of purging, clearing, transforming and releasing antiquated beliefs and stifling habits, so we can move forward consciously… is what this time is all about. Breathe repeatedly!
Make a vision board, write your dreams, release old grudges/ bad memories into a fire… become new!

Friday the 24th
We are on the move to embrace more change that was seeded during the Eclipses and many of us are feeling like we don’t know where things stand or what direction to take at this point. That’s ok, we can’t have the answers right now and we need to trust they will come with divine timing and any fear based focus will only delay their arrival.

The Scorpio Moon sits in a trine energy in the early morning hours to Neptune, dreams may carry messages and creative ideas worth noting. Pluto in Capricorn sextiles the Moon at 2:17 PM and we can bring some constructive energy to these ideas and solutions begin to flow. Mercury turns direct tomorrow, so use this day to gather together all that has come to light, so you can use it in the weeks ahead.

Saturday the 25th
Venus joined with the Sun at 1 degree Scorpio at 3:31 AM, bringing with it a potential for romantic, passionate encounters and illumination around all that we value in our lives. This is actually good for making investments financially and emotionally. When you combine this energy with Mercury turning direct at 3:19 PM, it’s time to come clean and share what is true in your heart. Old limitations dissolve.

Sunday the 26th
The Moon entered Sagittarius at 12:41 AM, while Mars leaves the fires of Sagittarius behind. Mars steps firmly into the grounded, goal oriented earth sign of Capricorn at 6:43 AM. Mars is like the activator and the Capricorn energy is going to help us to focus and stay on course to accomplish all that is in front of us.  Capricorn loves to build and Mars loves to make it happen.
The Sagittarius Moon may want to explore and play today, while Mars in Capricorn is all about getting down to business. See if you can figure out a way to do both!

“True Salvation is Freedom from Negativity”

Eckhart Tolle



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 Astrological Weekly Weather Report for October 13 – 19:

All times given are EDT.


I am hearing lots of reports that this Eclipse period is bringing up deep, old fears… with a Mercury retrograde in the middle of this ride, it’s a gift to see what else is up for clearing and release. I can personally say that it is not comfortable and it requires constant letting go and re-centering on my part. But, how can that be a bad thing? The clearer I am willing to get the more I can “lighten” up and that feels amazing and at the same time… very vulnerable.

Many of us feel like newborns that are not fully integrated into this new world we are physically participating in. This is a time to just let that be as OK as we possibly can and go with the flow. We are exploring our needs in the midst of massive change that is taking place, both globally and personally. Keep breathing and trusting that the journey is taking you to a place that is worth the discomfort. I am constantly reframing my discomfort with a bigger, dominant picture frame of acceptance and comfort. So it looks like this… I am accepting and comfortable, with my discomfort. Try that out and see if it doesn’t provide you with some relief! Keep riding the waves and letting go.

Monday the 13th
Our week starts out with a kind of foggy morning, as the Sun and Neptune make a fuzzy, unfocused connection at 8:48 AM. Quiet time for yourself and/or a 10 minute meditation is a good way to utilize this energy… focusing on a to-do list is bound to confuse or overwhelm, so get to that later in the day.

The Gemini Moon trines retrograde Mercury at 1:59 PM and we feel like we come out of our protective shell and ideas abound. Enjoy conversations and continue double checking your communications and plans. Write down ideas, engage in solution oriented conversations… boost yourself up with a positive read or video and let a sense of wonderment bubble up in you.

The Moon swims into sensitive, intuitive Cancer at 7:31 PM and it’s time for some self-soothing, nurturing focus. Tune into your inner being and what you need to re-establish and feed a stronger sense of well-being. Slow down and breathe into your heart; listen for your heart beat! There is love there… always.


Tuesday the 14th
Very early, (4:33 AM) there is a wonderful connection between Venus (Love and desires) and Jupiter (expansion and wisdom) and we can awaken into a splendid celestial climate of love and appreciation. Milk this positive energetic to feel the affects the rest of the day.

The Cancer Moon will form a bridge (opposition) to Pluto at 5:02 PM and we are presented with an opportunity to see where we are harboring any defensiveness that we use for protection. It’s a chance to observe how behaviors that need to defend or protect, can actually keep us from our own sense of power and well-being. Our empowerment comes from within and we are in charge of how we manage it. Use the view from this bridge to notice that we can choose to stand anywhere upon it. Witnessing that we are at choice with our reactions can free us to live more in the present.
Just before midnight, the Cancer Moon squares Uranus in Aires, presenting us with another opportunity to choose breakthrough and freedom over staying stuck in a situation that feeds the illusion of security. Tomorrow we get an energizing boost that starts just in the wee hours, so try and get some rest tonight.

Wednesday the 15th
We are going to feel inspired movement and the urge to accomplish something today. The Sun formed a sextile to Mars and then a semisextile to Saturn between 3 and 7 AM. This speaks to support showing up, plans taking off and focused work that generates positive results. Rely on your instincts to lead you and let it be ok if you are not sure of the details of where you are headed. That will come later. A great thought to repeat is “I am always guided towards my highest good”.

The Cancer Moon could have some of us still attending to old wounds and some people may show up defensively, especially if they feel emotionally threated. This is compounded by an agitating connection forming between Venus and Neptune at 6:26 PM, so refrain from trying to get an external confirmation of your desirability or worthiness from a significant other. Best to realize that moodiness could be the dominant vibe for many of us and just take it easy. Again, self-soothe… find a way to do something that is nurturing for yourself, trusting that this will create a more loving reflection for you to dance with.

Thursday the 16th
We leave the sensitive, emotional Cancer Moon and leap into the fires of a Leo Moon around sunrise. Leo is ruled by the Sun and is full of generosity and vibrant life giving creativity. With Jupiter in Leo, this might be a chance to see how much we want attention… so we can feel appreciated… so we can share generously… so we can feel proud… so we can shine! Somewhere in there, notice that some of us have allowed our insecurities to run how we give and take in relationships (over-inflated self-value is a compensation for feeling like not enough). If you are stuck in any scorekeeping… back up and look at all that you can appreciate in life (there is boatloads) and put your focus there today.

The Libra Sun joins Mercury retrograde in an exact conjunction at 4:40 PM. Libra is all about the mirrored self and how to dance into balance with it. On one had, we can push too far for our own needs to the detriment of another and on the other hand, we can neglect our own needs, in hopes that by making someone else happy… we can finally find happiness for ourselves. There is a place of balance somewhere in between those two extremes and Libra is all about learning where that point of equilibrium is. The Sun and Mercury are setting the stage for us to make revisions and corrections to our ever evolving relationship… with relationships.

We can feel ready to take some kind of action or make a new choice at 9:49 PM, when Mercury in Libra and Mars in Sagittarius form a creative sextile. Sagittarius is an activator (his arrow is aimed far and high), he wants movement and expansion. See what you can discover that furthers optimistic growth and delivers you to a new place of wisdom and greater expansion, without losing your balance. If you do lose it and fall off, it’s just another chance to get back on the board and surf some more… there is always another wave coming.

Friday the 17th

The Day starts with a fire trine between the Leo Moon and Uranus in Aries and that sounds like fun to me… so don’t forget to PLAY! If you can, find a way to let your playful, impulsive inner-child express with youthful wonder. If you are in a work environment, doodling funny pictures can do the trick.  We get support from Venus and Saturn (at 12:21 PM) for something we are working on, so team up and find  creative answers.

Mercury (intellect) joins Venus (heart) in Libra at 12:56 PM, adding to a sense of comradery and cooperation. We can truly make something beautiful happen! Just hours later, at 3:20 PM, Mercury and Saturn add to the mix in a resourceful way. We can really use the retrograde energy of this Mercury to review, rework, revise and remember to honor the pauses we experience. They allow us to take a breath and see a broader perspective. The Leo Moon joins Jupiter at 8:09 PM tonight; our hearts are full and it’s a fabulous time to really relish the love in our lives.

Saturday the 18th
The Leo Moon trines Mars in Sagittarius at 7:19 AM and creative fires burn bright. Just minutes later the Sun and Moon join the harmonizing, playful energy, so plan on a fun filled breakfast time and let that set the tone. There could be a bump in the road, when The Leo Moon and Pluto form a challenging aspect at 11:23 AM and this could stir up an old emotional issue. If it does… notice it from the position of being the Director or your Life Movie and call the shots in a way that is best for the Big Picture.

The Moon leaves the fires of Leo and enters the earthiness of feminine Virgo at 7:09 PM. Leo can be grandiose and Virgo helps to balance that out with a flair for seeing the details that need tending. Let the evening be about quieting down and appreciating the receptive, service oriented aspect of this energy. Allow yourself alignment with the “ecstatic evolutionary impulse” of the Universe and refrain from judgment.

Sunday the 19th
We start with a parallel between Mercury and Venus (9:18 AM) that speaks to a returning balance between the mind and heart. This Mercury retrograde (now in Libra) is full of revelations that are showing us how we can restructure and renegotiate relationships for greater love and enjoyment.

This is another one of those afternoons where clear communications can be challenging, as Neptune and Mercury blur the lines at 3:58 PM. This is a great energy for inner reflection, relaxation and mediation and not so conducive for planning and initiating new action. The Virgo Moon will trine Pluto at 5:42 PM, stimulating the need to be constructive in some way. See if you can’t find a creative project that lends itself to details and organization and remain in a more chilled out mode, to make the most of today’s cosmic climate.

When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.”
Deepak Chopra

Be well and keep surfing…
With Big Love,


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Weekly Weather Report for October 6 – 12:

All times given are EDT


There has been a lot said in the Astrology community about this Total Lunar Eclipse that occurs very early Wednesday morning. One reason for the buzz is that the planet Uranus (awaking, inspirational, surprising, innovative and rebellion) will be sitting hand in hand with the Moon during the Eclipse, while Venus sits with the Sun. To add to that, Mars (instigator, activator, physicality) in Sagittarius (expansive exploration and optimistic action) will trine Jupiter (the ruler of Sagittarius)… all of which forms a wide grand fire trine with Uranus/Moon conjunction.  It’s all leading us towards deep shifts, as we experience the Eclipse with a retrograde Mercury! Wait there is more: Pluto will widely square Venus and form a wide square to the Sun and Moon as the Eclipse occurs. And Whoooh …. What in the world does that mean?

The truth is… we have no idea, except for one thing… its wake up, shake it up time! How that will manifest is not to be known until after the fact. Our task at hand is to stay present and enjoy the ride! So spread enthusiasm and good intentions all around and be considerate of others’ and their experience of you. Change has once again come to call… Think of an Eclipse as a reboot, a chance to start fresh and leap forward, out of a past pattern and into a total rebirth. Our relationships and foundations will be transformed for the better via this Eclipse passage. Don’t let fear stop you from letting go of what has outlived its purpose; whether it’s a job, a habit, a mindset, a relationship, a belief, a car or a coffee mug… let go and trust that you will be lighter for it.
Find out more about the Eclipse and when it is visible here:
It will be 6:51 AM E.D.T. and 5:51 AM here in Austin Texas.

Monday the 6th
This pivotal week starts with the Pisces Moon squaring Mars in Sagittarius at 6:36 AM, bringing the morning hours into a dance with “hurry lets go” and “wait… I’m still daydreaming”! So let this day roll out with an extra dose of ease if you can. This is one of the most chilled out days of the week and we will be glad if we regard it that way. Intuition is strong and the energy is creative and receptive, so tune in and listen to inner guidance.

The Pisces Moon will trine Saturn at 3:39 PM, providing some grounding to our highest vision. This is a great time to focus on what you would like to bring into physical manifestation that feeds your spirit. Music and art can find a way to take form.

Tuesday the 7th
The Moon enters spontaneous (act 1st and think later) Aries at 6:07 AM and we wake up raring to go! Aries sparks innovation and new beginnings at an impulsive pace and over the top outbursts need monitoring. Aries is not known for patience and it might be in short supply today.

The big event today is a Sun/Uranus bridge (opposition) that becomes exact at 4:48 PM. This will be building all day as the Libra Sun (all about balance and how we see ourselves through others) and Uranus in Aries (fiery, sudden awakenings and urge for independence) set up this highly charged, cosmic climate. There are likely to be lightning strikes (figuratively speaking) that can affect our nervous system, so go easy on the caffeine today! This is prep work for the Eclipse experience so pay attention.

Mercury in Scorpio semisquares Mars in Sagittarius at 8:22 PM and frictional conversations could begin to brew. It’s best to remember that freedom is an inside job and to make internal course corrections instead of trying to change someone else. We can never do that anyway!  Remember we are headed to a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse (just hours away), so position yourself from the inside out… meaning get your energy right, regardless of what’s going on outside of you. Let inspiration replace frustration and liberate yourself from any fear-based thoughts to enjoy this ride.

You can find out when you can view the Eclipse and what it may look like here:
It will be 6:51 AM E.D.T. and 5:51 AM here in Austin Texas.

Wednesday the 8th
We are officially in the midst of the complex Eclipse energy, as Stephanie Azaria adeptly calls it. “a worm hole via a roller coaster ride, that starts out backwards!” Eclipses can indicate endings and beginnings (graduations) that take us to new chapters in our lives. This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is all about the bridge (opposition) between Libra and Aries, so more revelations about relationships and how we operate based on our projections and beliefs will emerge. Venus in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn (probing the heart for deeper truths) and Mars in Sagittarius trines Jupiter in Leo (the search for truth ignites bountiful energy for moving forward) on top of everything else! These are powerful, big energies and anyone with 15 degrees of Aries and Libra in the birth charts, will be even more strongly affected.  Transformation is at hand; we can leave behind old grievances and find a vibrant reconnect with life!

There is no predicting what we are set up for here… all we can know is that the ‘Winds of Change’ are gusting and trying to hold onto the past will bring great discomfort and it won’t work anyway. We are getting a magical boost with a Grand Fire Trine J  between Uranus, Jupiter and Mars… Awakenings and Inspirations, meets Wisdom and Expansions, meets Actions and Forward Movement !!! This just reeks of Adventure and the Unknown… so we can’t know; we can only ride.

Here on this roller coaster, will your hands be white knuckled and clutching the bar, or will your hands be in the air … open heart to the sky? Weeeeeeee!


Thursday the 9th
Our day starts with the Moon entering earthy, slower moving Taurus at 7:44 AM and she then squares Mercury (retrograde in Scorpio) at 9:08 AM. Whatever has been stirred up by the Eclipse (Mr. Toad’s High Octane Wild Ride) can find a tamer pace with this Taurus Moon. Taurus likes to settle down and be sensual, practical and concerned with comfort… so we may want to plant ourselves in feel good circumstances. With the square to Mercury, best to steer clear of stubborn communications and be more concerned with self-soothing activities.

The Taurus Moon sextiles Neptune in Pisces at 4:30 PM, adding to our desire to smooth out any rough edges. We can find creative ways to bring relief to our overextended emotional bodies, that have been strenuously worked out this week.

Friday the 10th
Mercury backs out of Scorpio today and into Libra in retrograde fashion. Our minds leave the probing, deep waters of emotional Scorpio and re-enter Libra territory, where we can re-evaluate all that Scorpio has brought to the surface. It’s good to know we can rethink and reconsider our options from a more objective perspective during this period. Mercury will retrograde back to 16 degrees Libra and go direct on October 26th. He will be in the shadow of this retrograde until November 10th, after which all that we have been reviewing will become crystal clear. Mercury retrogrades are great times for integrating new information that facilitates out growth over time… having 3 or 4 or these “review times” a year, helps us to grasp where we have evolved to and where we are headed.

We have a fun sextile that forms between the Sun in Libra and Jupiter in Leo at 7:18 PM. This energy is optimistic, generous, playful and uplifting to our well-being. Allow yourself some playtime and celebrate what is good in your life… we can always find something and tonight it can be easy.

Saturday the 11th
Very early in the morning (5:10 AM) Venus in Libra forms a bridge (opposition) to Uranus in Aires. Traditionally, this can be quite disruptive with a strong element of surprise erupting around relationships and what we value (like belongings and money). From a higher vibrational vantage point, this can bring excitement and new awakenings to our heart and all that we hold dear.

The Moon enters Gemini at 11:51 AM bringing some flexibility into the mix. If we allow curiosity and a sense of play to lead the way, we can navigate this day towards a clearer view of what’s really important to us.

The Gemini Moon will square Neptune at 9:07 PM and we could get really distracted, but that’s really ok, as long as you are not trying to make hard decisions… save those for tomorrow when the fog will have lifted.

Sunday the 12th
I’m happy to say that it’s another Sweet Sunday we have on tap. There could be a small bump around the morning hours, so just cruise through it, minding your own business in easy does it mode. The afternoon has gems all through it!Starting at 1:57 PM, the Gemini Moon will sextile Uranus in Aries and we are ready to try something new and fun for the afternoon. At 5:34 PM, we get a trine between the Gemini Moon and Venus… good for what ails you…. It’s safe to open your heart and get out in the world and have some fun!

Then at 8:36 PM, this playful Gemini Moon sextiles Jupiter, bringing further expansion to this upbeat day. All social activities will go well. We end this week with a Moon/Sun trine right about midnight and after the wild ride we had at the start of this week, there is harmony to send us off to sleep.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar


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 Weekly Weather for the week of September 29 – October 5:

All times are EDT. 

We are gearing up for two Eclipses (starts next week on the 8th) and what I want to call “Mister Toad’s Wide Ride” (Disney) where we won’t be able to know exactly where we are or what is coming next. Have NO fear… it can be a very magical ride… just give up attempting to control an outcome and trust the journey to bring you to someplace new, while you take very good care of yourself! Eclipses are like cosmic reboots that bring the potential for huge shifts in consciousness that bring tremendous change.

Imagine the Aries Lunar Eclipse on October 8th and the Scorpio Solar Eclipse on October 23rd, to be like a set of book ends that hold volumes of surprise endings and new beginnings (including a Mercury retrograde) that can vastly expand your experience of who you are. Life will surely not run in a straight line, So keep your head up and get ready to enjoy the ride J

Monday the 29th
We begin our last week of September with a very positive energetic day! Our morning rolls in with an optimistic outlook as the Sagittarius Moon and the Virgo Sun join in a creative sextile around sunrise. There are no other aspects until 2:35 PM, when the Moon (feelings) and Mars (action and initiative) join in adventurous Sagittarius and really get our fires going. Any attempt to squish the drive of this energy to do something new, could backfire… so allow yourself some exploration today and enjoy this upbeat energetic.

Venus (the planet of Love, attraction and values) leaves Virgo and moves into Libra (where she is definitely more comfortable) at 4:52 PM and our desires turn to more of an artistic approach that seeks balance. She will be here for the next 4 weeks, so it’s a great time to reevaluate (especially with Mercury retrograde on the 4th) where you stand with your heart’s desires in all your relationships. What do you need to tweak in yourself to get more balance in your life. The key is to have your focus be you and not project it all onto a partner, place or thing.

The evening is filled with more good vibes, so go for what inspires you and take time to celebrate something you are grateful for… it will bring more of same kind of “good stuff” … stay in the adventure all the way to sleep time! Tomorrow morning we may need to think twice.

Tuesday the 30th
At 9:12 AM Venus and Jupiter reflect a tendency to overindulge and take things too far, so just be aware and think more in terms of a cautious approach ( with love and money) so you won’t have to clean up the effects of excess.

Mercury in Scorpio and Venus   in Libra form a growth oriented semisextile at 12:20 PM and our communications can effectively get to the heart of the matter … we can use this as a tool to reestablish some aspect of a relationship that has gotten way out of balance.  Go for communicating deep truths with a gentle tongue to get the best results.

Wednesday October 1st

Welcome to October, as the temps cool down and we head to Mercury retrograde on the 4th, the Moon entered Capricorn just after midnight. This authoritative, Capricorn Moon is very busy the entire day and night! Let me lay it out for you….
She contacts Neptune at 10:01 AM with a sextile (creative), then semisquares Saturn 25 minutes later (friction), then she later squares the Sun at 3:34 PM (obstacles to overcome), she conjuncts Pluto at 7:49 PM (personal power harnessed) and finally, the Capricorn Moon semisextiles Mars at 10:17 PM (goals get energized) and we can finally get some rest!

So, my recommendation it to adapt patience as your theme of the day and understand that lots can get done, but it will take a generous dose of flexibility and patience… so pace yourself and keep going with the understanding that due diligence (minus stubbornness) will get you there.


Thursday the 2nd
It’s a relatively quiet morning… good for regrouping after yesterday. The Capricorn Moon sextiles Saturn just after Noon today and we are given some grounding support to implement plans in a very practical way. This is a good time to sort out something that was unclear before.


Friday the 3rd
The Moon entered Aquarius while we slept and she squares Mercury at 7:44 AM, possibly stimulating communications that seem like they are out of left field. This quirky, rebellious climate blows over fast as the Moon forms a harmonious trine to Venus at 11:54 AM, helping us get to the heart of the matter. This helps the afternoon to run smoothly and the Sun/Moon trine at 9:56 PM, puts the icing on the cake with satisfaction delivered.

At 10:20 PM, a lunar aspect to Pluto can bring more focus to our ability to make changes that enhance a better sense of Self Love. It’s a foundation that we can build all our other relationships on and worthy of our attention.

Saturday the 4th
It’s a pretty big day Astrologically! The Sun squared Pluto at 4:02 AM, before most of us get up. This is a challenging connection that supports transformation; it’s nice that some of it could get worked out in our sleep! It’s connected to the recurring theme of purging the old and making space for the new. Watch your step and choose self-empowerment over entanglement and you will do just fine.

Mercury turns retrograde today at 12:03 PM at 2 degrees Scorpio for the next 3 weeks and it may have us reviewing and perhaps, redoing something that we have worked to bring into physical reality. This is a great time to look back at what you have learned about the way you build relationships and what works and what didn’t. When Mercury goes retrograde, we go more inward, more subconscious and that is one of the reasons why we hear that communications, travel and electronics can go haywire… we tend to be not as focused externally and can overlook important details. So double check and pay attention to ensure an easier ride.

Mars in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries very late, (just after midnight) so we may find it difficult to settle down for sleep. This energy has been building all day and it is full of spontaneous, pioneering, innovative, creative potential… so have fun with it! Inspiration to do something brand new is running rampant.

Sunday the 5th
The Moon enters sweet Pisces at 5:25 AM and all the fiery energy of last night is tamed by gentle waters. We are ready to dial back the volume of life and this is perfect for a Sunday Morning; rest, dream, love, relax and create from your highest vision. At 9:06 AM, a Lunar trine to Mercury enhances this compassionate, spiritual, forgiving vibe and our communications can be healing and kind. This is a day to tap into your connection to Universal forces and take in some beauty for your Soul.
At 11:20 PM, the Pisces Moon sextiles Pluto, bringing transformative energy to this highly intuitive and sensitive day. Faith can move mountains.

“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” 
― Anaïs Nin


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