• Astrology During Aquarius

    The Sun enters the sign of Aquarius on January 19th at 8:11 p.m., Mountain Time. Aquarius is an air sign and is associated with the wild child of the Zodiac, Uranus.  Aquarius is the free spirit of all the astrology signs. This sign is the perfect entrepreneur because of the need to be independent. This sign doesn’t take direction very well. Aquarians are often involved with the high tech industry, inventions and intellectual properties that that help the world. They are the humanitarians who want to save the whales and are willing to march for a cause.

    We have a couple of Eclipses this month and at least one of them is quite interesting. The year of 2018 opened on January 1st with a Super Moon, which is such a great way to begin the year. On January 31st will be another Full Moon, but this one is also a Lunar Eclipse. But there’s more. The second Full Moon during a month is called a Blue Moon. So this one is called a Blue Super Moon Eclipse in Leo! Once again, what an unusual way to start the year! In addition to the Blue Super Moon Eclipse, we will also have a Solar Eclipse on February 15th in Aquarius. All the Solar Eclipses this year are partial Eclipses, so nothing very exciting with Eclipses this year.

    Valentine’s Day this year will be one day before the Solar Eclipse. So the Moon will be in Aquarius for this holiday. This sign is perfect for having an unusual Valentine’s Day. Break old traditions and try something fun and different for your loved ones.

    There are several planets changing signs this month, which will stir up the energy a bit, especially for the signs involved.

    • Mars will enter Sagittarius on January 26th to bring even more dynamic actions. Travel is highlighted now.
    • Mercury enters Aquarius on January 31st, the same day as the Blue Super Moon to add some quirkiness to the Full Moon.
    • Venus enters Pisces on February 10th. That is a loving combination that would be great for healing massages or facials. Spa pampering.

    Regarding the visible planets, we’re in for a treat this month. But the catch is that we’ll have to get up before sunrise to see them. If you get up about ½ hour before sunrise, you can see Mercury, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter in a sweet arch across the sky. Mercury will be fleeting and will disappear into the glow of the Sun by January 31st, but the rest will be there all month. This is a rare alignment of planets and it will be worth it to get up early to spot them.

    Have a fabulous month and I’ll see you in Pisces! 

  • Astrology During Capricorn

    The Sun enters the sign of Capricorn on December 21st at 9:30 a.m., Mountain Time. Capricorn is an earth sign and is associated with the disciplinarian of the Zodiac, Saturn.  Capricorn is the executive of all the signs. If you want to get something accomplished, give it to a driven Capricorn. Attention to details, timelines and setting agendas all comes naturally to the organized Capricorn. It’s not surprising that obvious Cap careers are lawyers, CEOs and ambitious entrepreneurs. 

    The year of 2018 starts off with the Full Moon in Cancer happening on January 1st. It’s not just an ordinary one, but it’s a Super Moon too. This year is starting out with a lot of energy, right on the first day. The sign of Cancer is perfect for a homey day with comfort food, friends and family. Cozy is the word of the day.

    Welcome to the Winter Solstice! When the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn each year, it also marks the beginning of a new season. Astronomically, the Winter Solstice is when the Sun, along the Ecliptic, is the greatest distance north of the equator. Remember the tropic of Cancer and Capricorn on the world globe? The Sun is now at the tropic of Capricorn. Bring out your childhood globe and take a look?

    What does the Winter Solstice mean astrologically? It is the time of the year that the light comes back. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and the longest night (in the northern hemisphere). After that date, December 21st, the days will get longer until the peak of light on the Summer Solstice. There are celebrations happening all over the world honoring the return of the light. I think the Equinox and Solstice are great times to set intentions for the next season. These are ripe times for a sweet ritual. Light a candle and say a prayer.

    This Capricorn time is quite strong now because Saturn just entered its own sign of Capricorn a few days ago on December 19th. It’s so important that I wrote an entire article about not only Saturn, but a big party of planets lining up in Capricorn in 2020. I’m leaving that article again this month, because it’s that important of a phase we are entering. This is a time of serious focus on what is important. No one will feel blasé or indifferent. Passion and intensity are better adjectives for this time. What do you want to focus on to accomplish?

    Mercury has been retrograde since December 3rd and is turning into direct motion on December 22nd. Whatever sign Mercury turns backward in is the area of life to release. The three retrogrades are the times of the year of letting go. This time Mercury went backwards in the sign of Sagittarius. This fire sign is a high-level thinker and ponders philosophy and the higher mind. Sag is the sign of beliefs. This is a perfect set up for a paradigm shift. What shift would you like to occur in your beliefs? Now is the time to think about that.

    On New Year’s Eve the Moon will be in the sign of Gemini. This year take some time to have good conversations with your best friends and family. Engage in talks, stories and memories with others. Have fun and have a child-like wonder for life. For a strong contrast, the Moon enters the homey sign of Cancer right after the midnight festivities. Make January 1st a cozy day with the luscious smell of comfort food in the air. Watch the parade and games and stay in your jammies.

    There is an unusual grouping of planets in mid-January. There will be five planets in the sign of Capricorn from January 14th – 16th. This will be a major New Moon in Capricorn with all the other planets involved. We will have the Sun, Venus, Pluto, Mercury, Saturn and the Moon all in one sign of Capricorn. That’s pretty rare, folks. We will all feel like doing business and being serious, no matter what we’re focusing on. Make plans for business meetings on those business days.

    For the visible planets, we’re in for a treat this next month, but for you early risers only. There aren’t any visible planets in the evening sky now to speak of. The Capricorn party of planets is happening in the predawn sky and is quite a show. In the first week of January, we will see Mars and Jupiter join exactly. We can also see Mercury and Saturn in the predawn sky too.  You will need a clear sky and maybe binoculars will help with the dim Mercury and Saturn. This is a pretty rare lineup, so it will be worth getting up early.

    Have a wonderful holiday season and see you next year! Wow, is it 2018 already?

  • Astrology During Sagittarius

    The Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius on November 21st at 8:06 p.m., Mountain Time. Sagittarius is a fire sign and is associated with the big guy, Jupiter. Sag is the only sign that has a nickname, which makes sense because of the sense of humor of this sign. I call Sag the Stand Up Comedian. This sign loves to travel and explore higher realms of consciousness. A Sagittarius is typically well-educated and also quite opinionated. It is a fire sign and you can tell by the strong beliefs of this sign.

    We’ll experience the last Mercury retrograde of the year from December 3rd – 22nd. Not only is the Sun in Sagittarius, but Mercury will also retrograde in Sagittarius too. Mercury retrograde is the best time to reorganize and regroup your life. Go through your things and do a slight Winter Housecleaning. Also, if you can, do all your holiday shopping early. Everything gets a bit wild during Mercury retrograde. It will feel good to have everything finished early this year.

    Thanksgiving will be on November 23rd this year and the Moon will be in Aquarius for this holiday. Aquarius likes new things, so see if you can update some of your usual traditions and make them more current. Try some new recipes, without throwing out people’s favorite. Maybe do new table decorations to spruce things up a bit.

    The big astrological event happening this month is the planet Saturn moving into the sign of Capricorn on December 19th. Saturn has an orbit of 29 years and therefore stays in each sign for about 2 ½ years. So Saturn is only in Capricorn once every 29 years and now is the time. This will be pretty powerful for Saturn because Capricorn is the sign associated with that planet. They have the same personality, so it’s almost like having two Saturns. The slowest planet of all, Pluto, is also in the sign of Capricorn now. Saturn will be moving closer and will join Pluto in 2020, which is an important pairing of planets. In fact, it’s so important, that I’m writing an entire article on it for this newsletter.

    As far as for the visible planets, we’re in for a treat this month. The evening sky planetary viewing isn’t very exciting now. The only planet visible in the evening is dim Saturn, which isn’t very easy to spot. But the morning sky is sizzling with planets! Brilliant Venus and reddish Mars have been in the eastern predawn sky for a while. Now, drum roll please, Jupiter is joining them both. Jupiter is almost as bright as Venus, so we have a spectacular lineup of planets just before sunrise each morning. Go out about 45 minutes before the sunrise and look east. You can’t miss them. Then go back and go to bed. Sometimes I dream about the planets after seeing them in the early morning. Seeing the planets always connect me more closely with the universe, always.

    Have fabulous Holidays! See you in Capricorn or the Winter Solstice!

  • Astrology During Scorpio

    The Sun enters the sign of Scorpio on October 22nd at 10:28 p.m., Mountain Time. Scorpio is a water sign and is associated with the planet of intensity, Pluto. Scorpio is the most misunderstood sign of the Zodiac and yes, Scorpios do have something to do with that, because they like their privacy. Many are fairly quiet and are not the best communicators. They like mysteries, puzzles and secrets. It’s not surprising that Scorpio is associated with private investigators as well as spies. Don’t try to pry out any information, because you won’t succeed and just make your Scorpio quieter.

    This is quite a calm month, astrologically. The Great American Eclipse is done and we won’t have another Eclipse until February 2018. It is interesting to note that there will be three Solar Eclipses that year and all of them are Partial Eclipses. So no big travel or parties for Solar Eclipses for a while. We will have two Total Lunar Eclipses; one in January and one in July of 2018. We won’t have a Mercury Retrograde until December 2017. I am welcoming a bit of calm after all the recent excitement and turmoil in the world.

    The biggest astrology now is about Jupiter. On October 10th, Jupiter entered the sign of Scorpio and will remain there until November 8, 2018. Since Jupiter has a 12-year orbit, it spends approximately one year transiting through one sign. So, this is our Jupiter in Scorpio year. Jupiter represents abundance and Scorpio is all about high finance. This is the time for us all to look at our finances and get as educated and empowered as we can during this year. This could be your year to start a new business or revamp your current one. Any of those who are interested in philanthropy or working with a charity . . . this is your year.

    Looking at the visible planets this month, the viewing has switched from the evening sky to the predawn sky. Mars, Venus and now Jupiter, are all in the sky just before sunrise. Jupiter’s first rising in the evening sky will be November 9th. For an early-morning treat, we’ll see Jupiter getting very close to Venus in mid-November. The Moon will join Mars, Venus and Jupiter from November 14th – 16th. Yes, it will be worth setting an alarm for this grouping.

    Enjoy your autumn and I’ll see you again in Sagittarius!

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