• My Beginning as an Astrologer

    Many people have asked me how I got started in astrology, so I thought it would be a good story to tell. I was lucky as a child to spend a lot of time with my two great aunts. One of my aunts, the eccentric one, had an interest in eastern philosophies and astrology. There were astrology symbols around the house that caught my eye as a very young child. In fact, this aunt had her chart done in 1927 by the famous astrologer, Evangeline Adams. I am fortunate to have that chart in my possession today. So astrology was almost genetic to me.

    The image with this article is a little painting I did for my aunt when I was 4 or 5 years old. I called it The Sky and it showed my view of the heavens at that time in my life. Obviously I was as obsessed with the sky then as I am now.

    Since I went to Catholic schools growing up, I secretly studied it on my own. I remember putting the little Dell Horoscope monthly magazine in my hymnal in school. If the nuns knew, they would have had my head. The funny thing is that Dell Horoscope and the hymnal were exactly the same size so if a nun walked by, I could shut the book. In my young mind, they seemed to work together perfectly.

    This was of course before astrology was very popular and definitely pre-computer. Eventually I discovered the old astrology book, the A-Z Delineator, which is full of terrible looking equations and symbols. Somehow I figured out how to calculate a chart by hand and started doing astrology charts as a teenager. I kept this obsession mostly to myself, realizing most people just wouldn’t understand.  Astrology was the only thing I was really interested in . . . and it still is.

    Then a turning point happened that propelled me into becoming a professional astrologer. I met my astrology teacher, the esteemed Carl Payne Tobey and here is how it happened. I went to a psychic conference in Phoenix where I attended a talk about the different astrology ordinances and the legalities of getting a business license. The speaker suggested we all check out the laws where we live, since they are city-wide and specific to each city. So when I returned to Tucson, I went downtown and found the ordinance on astrology. It was a fascinating story that led me to Carl.

    The ordinance is called a “Fortune Telling Ordinance”, which is still named that to this day. This is the listing from the actual ordinance, which includes, ”astrology, palmistry, phrenology, fortunetelling (either of the past, present or future), clairvoyance, clairaudience, crystal gazing, hypnotism, mediumship, prophesy, augury, divination, magic or necromancy”.

    It seems that there were some questionable gypsies who came through Tucson, so the city created an ordinance to protect the citizens. To practice any of these arts, a business license was required and the fee was $2,400 per year. Depending on the type of business, most licenses cost about $50. -  $200. This is where Carl Payne Tobey entered the picture. He made a proposal to the Tucson city council and had the fee reduced to $300 per year, which is still in effect today. That change was made in 1961.

    After I found that he was involved, I looked in the phone book and found a listing for Carl Payne Tobey and called him. Of course, I had no idea of what an influential and important astrologer he was at that time. My love of astrology and serendipity led me to him and it totally changed my life as a young, eager and budding astrologer.

    Our first meeting lasted about 4 hours and after that he took me under his wing as my mentor. He was about 60 years old at the time and was at a perfect phase in his life to have an energetic astrologer help him with every day projects. I had already started interpreting astrology charts, so I was at a perfect level to help him and learn at the same time. My early twenties were spent visiting Carl several afternoons each week. Looking back, those were some of my most precious memories in my life. I’m getting teary now just thinking about it. I was such a lucky young astrologer.

    After Carl passed away, I immersed myself in doing charts for my clients. At the end of my 20s I was hired at Canyon Ranch Health Resort as their astrologer, where I worked for 32 years. 

    Now I’ve written 5 books, lecture internationally, teach at Kepler College and have interpreted over 50,000 charts. I’m sure Carl is looking down at me now with a big smile on his face.


  • Astrology During Taurus

    The Sun enters the sign of Taurus on April 20th at 2:56 a.m., Mountain Time. Taurus is an earth sign and is associated with Venus. Taurus is the banker of the Zodiac and is quite fortunate with money and resources. Venus, the planet of beauty and luxury, helps to bring abundance to this calm sign. Somehow this clever sign is surrounded by luxury at a bargain price. The perfect Taurus always knows how to get the best quality for the best price. My Taurus sister goes to the most expensive shops and finds all the sales. Yes, she looks like a chic Taurus, all the time.

    Even though Taurus is an earth sign and is one of the most stable of all the signs of the Zodiac, this secure sign now has Uranus, the Rebel, prancing through Taurus.  Or maybe running wildly might be a better speed for this unpredictable planet of change. Since Uranus is one of the slow planets and has an orbit of 84 years, this will take a while. Radical Uranus will be in resistant-to-change Taurus all the way until 2026. So this is just the beginning of an entirely new phase. Change whatever is broken or needs to go away. Update. Reboot. Move. Start fresh. Oh yes, this is for us all and not just for the sign of Taurus.

    This month has no inner retrogrades or Eclipses, so it’s a bit easier of a month. The group of planets in Capricorn will be dominating the sky for about another year. But in addition, there is an interesting pairing of faster planets this month. Venus and Mercury are close together and are both in outspoken Aries. This is a great time to find your voice and use it . . . maybe loudly. Don’t hold your ideas inside. Be authentic and transparent. Tell the world who you really are. Favored for artists, illustrators and authors. Mars is also in the smartie sign of Gemini now to help you be even more brilliant.

    About the visible planets, the early risers are the lucky ones now. You can see Jupiter, Saturn and Venus every morning this month is the south east predawn sky. Mercury will also be there some of the month, although he’s always harder to spot, even with a clear horizon. Mars is the lone planet in the evening sky. But if you notice, he’s getting much closer to the western horizon and guess what . . . will soon be lost to the glow of the Sun. I love the eternal dance of the heavens.

    See you next in Gemini!


  • What's Up for Your Sign during Taurus?

    Taurus

    Happy Birthday, dear Taurus! This will be quite a birthday month for you. The slow-moving planet Uranus entered your sign in March and will remain there until 2026! Use this birthday month to make a plan for your new life. Things have been stabl or stuck for a while and now is your time to start fresh. Maybe you can begin in a small way with a new haircut or makeover. The most important thing is to just start.

    Gemini

    Gemini is the teacher and author of the Zodiac and that part of you is strong now.  Active Mars will be in your sign until May 16th, so now is your time to put something to paper. That book you have been working on can get to a rough draft stage if you just focus your mind and your energy. You will be surprised at how fast the words will jump out of your head. Mars makes everything faster.

    Cancer

    Mid-May is your time to have a gathering of family or friends. Start planning it now so you can have a sweet little party. Do you want to try cooking something new? Experiment with new ingredients and be sure to make them look beautiful. The first part of food starts with the eyes. Why not include some edible flowers for a treat?

    Leo

    Don’t be surprised if you are seeing new opportunities for you occupationally now, Leo. You have some very exciting planets entering your house of career that will likely rock your world. If you are ready for something new . . . now is your time to embrace it. Others might not understand these sudden changes, but that’s ok. It’s your life. They might just be jealous.

    Virgo

    This month is likely to bring some unfinished business with old relationships. Seeing these people again will help you realize you made the right decision. Plus, the meeting will give you an opportunity to say anything you weren’t strong enough to say last time you saw them. You are much more empowered now.

    Libra

    This is a money month for you, dear Libra, especially around mid-May. You can expect financial opportunities to come your way. Be prepared by looking at your portfolio and making sure everything is organized and ready for something new. This will involve other people, so who do you want to attract?

    Scorpio

    The Full Moon will be in Scorpio on May 18th. This is your Full Moon to celebrate your inner life. Many people hibernate during the Scorpio Full Moon to focus on their deepest wishes. Take some time for yourself to reflect on your wonderful life. You enjoy private time and this Full Moon is one of the best times to be with that wise person inside of you.

    Sagittarius

    The Sag in you loves adventure and mid-May will be one of those exciting times. Do something on the outrageous side of excitement. Try a new sport. Visit a new location. Start a new hobby or jump into the hobby you’ve put to the back burner. Your creativity wants to come out now to bring you some joy. Grab that joy!

    Capricorn

    The last weekend in April is your power date this month. The Moon will join the party of planets in Capricorn, making an even bigger party. Take that week to concentrate on your main goals. Make a Capricorn To-Do List and prioritize the items. Over the next month, check the items off one by one. By early May, you will see life differently.

    Aquarius

    Your mind will be restless this month, which is a good sign of change. Take that exciting mental energy and do something constructive with it. This is a great month to get caught up on your correspondence. Clean out your emails and connect with people who you haven’t seen for a while. They will be so happy to spend some quality time with you.

    Pisces

    You should feel clean as a whistle, dear Pisces. The recent Mercury retrograde in your sign was your chance to release old patterns. Now that Mercury is direct and out of your sign, this is your phase to start fresh. You might want to spruce up your surroundings. Adding some color always helps bring in newness. How about painting that wall in your house . . . or buy some colorful new clothes. It’s time.   

    Aries

    Both Venus and Mercury are in your sign of Aries now and will be there this entire month. Venus loves beauty and indulging in luxury. Mercury loves to travel. The combination would be perfect for traveling to a spa for some serious pampering. You could go with friends, but instead, the Aries in you might want to be the focus of attention. You deserve it!


  • Keywords for the Signs of the Zodiac

    Astrology can be complicated and I want to make it as easy as possible for everyone. One way to make it more accessible is to make it concise, which is where the keywords come in. Each keyword can only belong to one sign. Beginnings belong to Aries and endings belong to Pisces. Perfectionism is part of Virgo while the big picture goes to Sagittarius. Each sign has a part to play and together, they become an entire system. So here are some keywords for each of the signs. Most of you know these already, but a refresher is always a good thing.

     

    Aries     

    Fire sign. Dynamic, fast, assertive, active, courageous,    spontaneous or aggressive, pushy and impatient.

    Taurus  

    Earth sign. Calm, stable, reliable, luxurious, sensual, relaxed or stubborn, materialistic and resistant to change.

                                                                  

    Gemini  

    Air sign. Intelligent, witty, talkative, social, quick, animated or nervous, chatty and gossipy.

     

    Cancer  

    Water sign. Nurturing, sensitive, emotional, loving, caretaking, sentimental or vulnerable, moody and needy.

    Leo                            

    Fire sign. Confident, entertaining, playful, grand, a leader or arrogant, demanding and flashy.

     

    Virgo                         

    Earth sign. Organized, precise, analytical, health-oriented, detailed or worrier, perfectionist and petty.

     

    Libra                          

    Air sign. Balanced, refined, artistic, charming, romantic or indecisive, codependent and slick.

     

    Scorpio                     

    Water sign. Focused, secretive, sexual, mysterious, psychic or jealous, revengeful and dark.

     

    Sagittarius               

    Fire sign. Adventurous, international, idealistic, outspoken, open-minded or reckless, tactless and smug.

     

    Capricorn                   

    Earth sign. Dependable, serious, accomplished, sophisticated, competent or pessimistic, cold and stiff.

     

    Aquarius                  

    Air sign. Inventive, unconventional, radical, eccentric, genius or scattered, detached and anti-social.

     

    Pisces                        

    Water sign. Mystical, spiritual, soft, intuitive, visionary or spacey, addictions or lack of direction.


  • Astrology During Aries

    The Sun enters the sign of Aries on March 20th at 3:00 p.m., Mountain Time. Aries is a fire sign and is associated with Mars, the warrior. Aries is the initiator of the Zodiac and reminds me of the Big Bang, which supposedly was the beginning of everything. This dynamic sign talks fast, drives fast and obviously, doesn’t have a lot of patience with anything. Yes, coffee is the drug of choice for Aries.

    How perfect it is that the beginning of the astrological year is Aries as well as the Spring Equinox. The first day of spring is zero degrees Aries, every year. So Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and begins the year. That means Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac and ends the year. Somehow that is also perfect. Winter has ended and the new spring flowers are blooming, heralding the new season.

    This Spring Equinox is pretty special because it coincides with the Full Moon, which is always in the opposite sign as the Sun. But this isn’t just a normal Full Moon, but it’s a Super Moon, which means that it will be closer to the Earth and therefore larger than a normal Full Moon. So this will be a Super Full Moon in Libra, the sign of relationships. Libra is the diplomat of the Zodiac and it is a positive indication to start the new astrological year with a sweet Super Full Moon.

    This astrological new year also starts out with Mercury retrograde.  Mercury turned retrograde on March 6th and will turn direct on March 28th. This time Mercury is turning backwards in the sign of Pisces. Be kind to yourself during this one. You might have a harder time making up your mind during this retrograde. But you will feel quite creative, so that might be a better focus than making any decisions using logic. Trust your intuition instead.

    The month of Aries also started with the slow planet, Uranus, having just entered the sign of Taurus. Uranus will remain in Taurus until 2026, so it’s a big deal and will change the world as we know it. Uranus is about sudden change and Taurus doesn’t like change very much at all --- so it’s an odd combination. The odd couple. This is the very beginning of a major evolution in humanity. We can all expects surprises.

    Regarding the visible planets, everything is happening in the predawn sky now. So if you get up about ½ hour before sunrise and look towards the east, you will have a real treat. You will see brilliant Venus, bright Jupiter and dim Saturn all along the Ecliptic arc in the sky. The Moon will go past them all from March 26th through April 2nd, to make them even more stunning. The only planet visible in the evening sky is Mars.

    See you next in Taurus!


  • What's Up for Your Sign during Aries

    Aries

    Happy Birthday, Aries! This will be an incredible birthday month for you. The sign of Aries always announces the new season of spring. This year spring will start with a Full Moon! What a fabulous way to start your birthday month! You will feel like shining very brightly, just like the Full Moon! Have an epic birthday party this year!

    Taurus

    This is your month, dear Taurus. The slow-moving planet of change, Uranus, just entered Taurus and will be there until 2026! This is the very beginning of a new phase in your life. In preparation, let go of anything that is now holding you down. It is not needed anymore. Be bold with saying NO to waht doesn't make you happy now. Others might not like your new voice, but they might as well get used to it. The is the new you!

    Gemini

    This is your time to be even more brilliant than usual. Eager Mars will enter Gemini on March 31st and will remain there until May 15th. That book you’ve been working on will have this window in time to become real. All you need to do is focus and it will be done. You will be super energized and ready for your next literary phase.

    Cancer

    The North Node, or point of destiny, is now in your sign of Cancer. This is the time to handle any sticky family situations, because solutions will be easier to realize than in the past. The perfect days this month to have a family gathering to work things out will be April 11th – 13th. Have comfort food and create a cozy atmosphere.

    Leo

    You know that the Leo in you always likes to look your best. If you have a few pounds to lose or want a new hairstyle, this is your month. Some positive planets are lining up to help you with your exercise regime or stepping up on your self-care. You know you want some pampering . . . maybe even a spa weekend. Be generous with yourself this month, dear Leo.

    Virgo

    During the first week in April you will feel a spurt of creativity. The other planets are supporting your Virgo Sun to use your imagination. This is not just about daydreaming but instead needs to produce something tangible. By the end of April, have a project you can actually show people. So this is putting creativity into action.

    Libra

    The Full Moon will be in your sign of Libra this month and it’s a pretty special Full Moon. It happens exactly on the Spring Equinox, which is the first day of the astrological New Year. What a great way to start the New Year with celebrating you! Give yourself something extra-special!

    Scorpio

    The last week in March is your magical time this month. Sometimes your Scorpio likes to dive deeply into your inner self. It’s like talking with your best friend. This will be one of those times that your wisdom will be easy to access and understand. You might want to keep a journal about this one . . . it might need to be put down in writing or it will disappear into the ethers as quickly as it appeared.

    Sagittarius

    The Sag in you likes to travel in your mind as well as in your body. The Moon will be in Sagittarius right next to your planet, Jupiter, the late part of March. If you are in the mood for a road trip, that is your time. Pick a destination that you have never experienced before. Be bold and a bit braver than normal. You have an adventure that’s all ready for the taking.

    Capricorn

    Your sign of Capricorn dominates the sky now, since there are so many planets grouped there. With a party in your sign, the entire world feels pretty Capricorny now. You, being an authentic Capricorn, can take the lead with others not only now, but for the next year or so. This is your phase in life to grow into yourself. What are your best traits and how can they come to the light?

    Aquarius

    Are you feeling impatient, Aquarius? Just ride with it because you are on the verge of an entirely new lifestyle. But it’s not quite time yet, which is why you are feeling a bit anxious. Use this energy instead to prepare for your next phase in life. This change will be a big one, so see this as your pre-production time. What is the most important thing you want to bring to the world?

    Pisces

    Mercury is almost finishing a retrograde that occurred in your sign. It started on March 6th and will be complete on March 27th. Retrogrades are the best times to rethink, release and regroup. Since Pisces rules the dream world, this might have been an emotional release instead of tossing clothes. You still have time to finish anything you want to let go of and it will be gone forever. Emotional house cleaning.      


  • Uranus Enters Taurus = Change

    Welcome to a new phase in humanity! The rebel Uranus will enter the sign of stable Taurus on March 6, 2019 and won’t leave until April 27, 2026. Since his orbit is 84 years, Uranus remains in a sign for about seven or eight years. Because Uranus is one of the slow-moving planets, this will reboot society. Hey, if it’s changing the world, it will definitely be stirring up each of our personal lives too.

    Uranus dipped into Taurus for a bit while I was in Barcelona for last summer. Since then, he did a retrograde back into Aries, but will be fully into Taurus after March 6th. We had a little tease, but now the change is happening for real.

    Looking at Uranus first, we can all expect sudden change. It is the duty of Uranus to create radical, sudden and shocking new beginnings. Each one of the planets has a different role to play to create a unified support system for us by the entire solar system. For example, Venus brings love and Saturn brings structure.  One of them needed to bring chaos and Uranus chose that job. To add more to the profile of Uranus, the independent sign of Aquarius is associated with this Rebel.

    Uranus is the genius of the Zodiac and is in charge of inventions and new technologies. This planet is here to push society to a breaking point, which will challenge old paradigms in many areas of life. Any patterns of suppression will be targeted by fearless Uranus and will no longer be tolerated. This change of consciousness will be on a global scale for the purpose of demolishing the old and rebuild it anew. Everything antiquated will be transformed. Uranus looks at bettering the future by tearing down the past. The internet is a perfect Uranian concept. Everyone online is connected with each other but still separate. Keywords for Aquarius are independence, equality, tolerance and international unity.

    Now let’s get to know Taurus and see how Uranus will combine with this secure sign. Taurus is an earth sign that is associated with Venus. Taurus needs structure, stability, security and money in the bank. I’ve named Taurus the Banker of the Zodiac. This lucky sign always seems to have luxury surrounding them. This sign is also involved with beauty, art, food, the Earth and the environment. Also, typical Taurus energy is resistant to change with a thick layer of stubbornness spread on top. So, this is an unlikely pair that doesn’t really understand each other. Chaos vs. stability? Will they blend together or be at odds with each other? We’ll know that answer after April 27, 2026. But let’s see if we can take a peak and see what is in store for the world.

    Here are some probable trends that will happen during this phase:

    • Crowd funding, like GoFundMe will become more common.
    • Virtual currencies, like Bitcoin.
    • Demonstrations for financial equality.
    • Global marches for human rights.
    • Climate changes affecting land masses.
    • Technological discoveries merging with the body – cyborg style.
    • New ways to grow food.
    • Computerized art.
    • Advancements with alternative medicine.
    • Revolutions.

     

    I know this all sounds terribly exciting as well as a bit unsettling. Astrology is cyclic and all the phases are necessary for growth. The easiest way to handle this change is to embrace it fully. Resistance is futile. What can you change in your life that will feel like a reboot? Many people will be moving or downsizing during this time. This is the best time to boldly live your dreams.

    Remember that this is the very beginning of the Aquarian Age. No one ever said it would start with a snore. Instead, it will start with each of us being reborn into our true, authentic self. Let’s see this as the most exciting time is our lives. We might as well, because these changes will happen with or without us. If we embrace the changes, it will be a lot more fun for us all. And yes, Barcelona is still calling me.


  • Astrology During Pisces

    The Sun enters the sign of Pisces on February 18th at 4:04 p.m., Mountain Time. Pisces is a water sign and is associated with the dreamy Neptune. Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac and represents wisdom and intuition. Many artists, healers, counselors, psychics and yoga instructors are Pisces. This sign likes altered states of consciousness and just needs to pick the most positive way to get into another space. Meditation or medication is often their choice . . . or maybe both.

    The month of Pisces starts with a bang as the next day, February 19th, is a Super Moon Full Moon in Virgo. The Full Moon cycle is coinciding with the change of the signs, which doesn’t happen often. It’s just bringing the new sign more energy right at the beginning of the sign. Here is the definition of a Super Moon, according to Wikipedia: super moon is a full moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with perigee—the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit—resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as viewed from Earth.

    This month will bring a Mercury retrograde that will last from March 5th – 28th. Mardi gras is on March 5th and is a fascinating combination with the retrograde. Is it the last night to party before the retrograde begins? Even though many don’t look forward to retrogrades, it is actually the best time to rethink, regroup and refocus. It’s perfect for doing Feng Shui and letting go of things. Do I really need that or could someone else use it more than I could? This Mercury retrograde is in Pisces, so it will have a focus on art, music and creativity. Do you want to paint that wall and redecorate a room? Now is the time. Also, since Pisces is the intuitive of the Zodiac, take some time to reflect on your life. Maybe it’s time to actually start meditating and not just talking about it.

    This is a huge astrological event happening this month that is called an ingress. When a planet enters a new sign, it’s called an ingress. This is a big one. The slow-moving planet, Uranus, will be entering the sign of Taurus on March 6th.  Uranus remains in a sign for about nine years and will therefore be in Taurus until 2026. This marks a new phase in society. Uranus is the Rebel of all the planets and his purpose is to bring drastic change to a slow-moving world. Anything outdated and antiquated will be gone fairly soon. The domain of Taurus will be the area of change. This earth sign is involved with money, business, real estate, the environment and security in general. The stable sign of Taurus doesn’t like sudden changes at all, so it is not a natural sign for Uranus to enjoy easily. They are at odd with each other just because of their different personalities. Who is the strongest and will win? Uranus will always win and change the sign. . Even stubborn Taurus. But it will be a struggle to say the least. New styles of commerce, specifically online shopping, have totally changed how people shop. Big box stores are likely going away like the dinosaurs. If Uranus represents technology and Taurus is bio systems, this phase will bring the beginning of cyborgs. Chips will be implanted. This is such an important ingress that I wrote an entire article about what will happen during this phase. Here is that article if you want to be refreshed. http://susiecox.com/blog/uranus-in-taurus-barcelona-is-beckoning

    Here is an excerpt from that article:

    Uranus is the genius of the Zodiac and is associated with inventions and new technologies. Uranus moves society forward by breaking down old paradigms. Any oppression is targeted by Uranus and will not be tolerated. This is collective consciousness on a global scale for the purpose of dismantling the old to rebuild it better. Anything antiquated will be upgraded. The internet is a perfect Aquarian concept with people connecting with each other all over the world, yet remaining separate. Social media is totally Uranus. Radical change, verging on chaos is necessary to have a resurrection. Expect the unexpected! Lightening is the weather connected with Uranus. The ideal of Uranus is for each and every person to have a voice – and use it personally and collectively. (It is interesting to note that as I write this, the US government is shutdown with no progress being made to reopen it).

    As far as the visible planets, Mars is the lone planet in the evening sky, except for them the Moon travels past him as the Moon heads toward the Full Moon. The rest of the visible planets are in the predawn sky. If you get up about ½ before sunrise, you will see brilliant Venus, bright Jupiter and dim Saturn along the Ecliptic. For an added treat, the Moon will move past them all from February 28th – March 2nd. Yes, it will be worth getting up early to see them.

    See you next time for Aries and the Spring Equinox!


  • What's Up for Your Sign During Pisces?

    Pisces

    Happy Birthday, Pisces. This will be quite a birthday month for you since Mercury will be doing a retrograde in Pisces from March 5th – 27th. When that happens, you have a great opportunity to change your life from the inside out. You will just not be drawn to do the same things as you had before. The outdated patterns will dissolve and leave way for the new you.

    Aries

    The wild planet Uranus has been in Aries since 2011 and will be leaving to enter Taurus on March 6th. This is your very last chance to wrap up any old unfinished business . . . the older the better. You will feel driven to tackle the remnants of this last, chaotic phase in your life. Soon you will feel free.

    Taurus

    Ok, Taurus, the time is now for the Rebel Uranus to enter your sign. On March 6th, the slow-moving planet Uranus will enter Taurus and will remain there until 2026. This is the very beginning of a new, sudden change that will be rocking you for maybe years to come. Are you ready for a new career? Do you want to move? Are you ready for a totally new life? If you said yes sto any of those questions, you are up for a wild ride, dear Taurus. Fasten your seatbelt.

    Gemini

    You are in a creative time in your life, dear Gemini and this month will bring a spike to the frequency of your brilliant ideas. The middle of March is the best time to present your project to your advisors. Be sure to open your mind to new ways of doing things. Don’t just repeat the old but come up with something fresh and maybe even a little shocking. The surprise element is a good thing.

    Cancer

    Your power date this month is the weekend of March 15th. Give a spontaneous, almost impromptu family or friend reunion at that time and it will be a roaring success. Make comfort food like cookies and brownies and talk about old times. If you have photo albums handy, that would ensure a memorable event. 

    Leo

    This will be a lucky month for you, grand Leo, especially the middle of the month. In fact, you can hardly go wrong. Many of the other planets are supporting your Leo style by offering you some pretty incredible opportunities. You’ll have a hard time saying no. But remember that you can’t say yes to them all, so discretion is advised. Make sure to finish your due diligence before investing time or money.

    Virgo

    This astrological month will kick off with a Super Full Moon in your sign of Virgo on February 19th. A Super Moon is when the Moon is a little closer to the Earth and will therefore appear a bit larger. It will bring more light to you, dear Virgo. This is your month to shine brightly, just like the Super Full Moon!

    Libra

    The weekend of February 22nd and 23rd is a perfect time for you to dress up and go out on the town. Invite your classiest friends and do something special. Maybe go to an art opening or a celebrate a birthday party with some friends. If you are in the mood to do some shopping, this is the perfect weekend to splurge . . . you know you want to and deserve it. Astrology gives you permission!

    Scorpio

    Scorpio is one of the least social signs of the Zodiac and mostly prefers their own company. Good news, there is a fun weekend that will coax even the most private Scorpio out of the cave. Please go out on February 23rd and 24th and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun you will have. The sexy side of Scorpio will want to come out and play.

    Sagittarius

    You will likely feel some restlessness the last week in February. Are you in the mood for a road trip? This is the week. Be spontaneous and choose a destination that is new to you and is maybe out of your comfort zone. You are ready to try something that scares you a little . . . just a little.

    Capricorn

    Capricorn is the sign en Vogue now and will be for quite a few years. There is a party of slow-moving planet in Capricorn now.  In fact, just tell people you are a Capricorn and you will likely be the focus of attention. Not that Capricorns particularly care to be in the limelight, but you do like to learn about yourself. These next few years are your best times to come into your own. Are you ready?

    Aquarius

    Lucky Aquarius! Venus, the planet of beauty and joy, will be in your sign from March 1st – 25th. This is definitely your time to indulge in your senses. Pampering yourself is a necessity and not a choice during those dates. Are you ready for a new look? New clothes? Maybe a new hairstyle? Do it and blame it on Venus.


  • Chinese Astrology: Year of the Earth Pig 2019

    Welcome to the Chinese New Year! On February 4th, the Earth Pig will take over 2019, at least in Chinese astrology. It is said that a Pig year brings goodwill and prosperity and is one of the most beloved animals in their Zodiac. I have an Asian friend and called this the year of the Boar. She corrected me and said the Boar was too hard or mean of an image and she preferred to call it the Piggy and she always looks forward to a Piggy year. So Piggy it is.

    The Chinese New Year starts on a different date each year and yes, is astrologically based. The beginning of their New Year is at the sunset on the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice. This is based on the sunset in China.  Their system differs from western astrology but they do have some similarities. Both systems use 12 signs, but the Chinese call them animals. Where Chinese astrology is the most different is with the elements. Western astrology uses four elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Chinese astrology uses five elements: Metal, Fire, Wood, Water and Earth.

    The Chinese have a 60-year system and here is how it works. Each year the sign changes but the element stays the same for two consecutive years. For example, last year was the Earth Dog and this year is the Earth Pig. Next year, 2020, will start a new element and animal combination and will be the Metal Rat. So 12 x 5 = 60 and then the cycle begins again. When a person is 60 years old, that year will be the same combination as when he or she was born.

    Let’s get to know this Boar or Piggy. It sounds like the Piggy is anything but boring; in fact, he is known to live life to the fullest or even to excess. The Piggy is considered to be the nice guy of all the animals. He’s honest, sincere, friendly and charitable. He wants everyone to get along with each other and creates harmony with his lenient and easy personality. He is very interested in bringing together communities through social work and tolerance for all types. Diplomacy is his strength.

    But as with all the animals, he does have weaknesses. The Piggy’s challenge revolves around overindulgence and not knowing when to stop. He lives life to the fullest and then a little more for good measure. Therefore, weight control is often an issue with this animal. Whims and distractions are also areas that need work. In addition, there is often a condescendence and arrogance with the Pig.

    Now let’s overlay the element of Earth and see how it influences this typically, flamboyant Piggy. Luckily the Earth element will bring a more peaceful, sensible and stable type of a Pig. Earth will make him more productive and steadier than the normally gullible Pig. This type of a Pig will be more likely to steer clear of problems and instead reach for harmony.

    The year of an Earth Pig is said to bring goodwill and is a great year for business and prosperity. People will feel more free and tolerant in a year with the relaxed attitude of the Earth Piggy. In fact, so free that lavish gifts and extravagance might be a trend. This year will find us entertaining much more and being involved with social events and fundraisers. Friends will be easier to make with the tolerant and expansive way of this fun-loving Piggy. Although prudence in financial matters is important.

    Overall, this seems to be one of the luckiest of all the animal and element combinations. So have big fun in 2019 while still striking a balance in your life. Get lots of rest and give back to the world. I’m sure the Earth Piggy will be very happy with that.



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