Stargazing — Week of Sept. 24th through Sept. 30th, 2018

Stargazing — Week of Sept. 24th through Sept. 30th, 2018

The Autumn equinox on the 22nd had a bit of a hurry up and wait tone for the coming three months. It’s best to take a deep breath and be willing to take half steps towards your goal.

The big harvest moon on Monday the 24th is challenged by Saturn, requiring you to move more quickly while being patient at the same time.

Due to the Harvest Moon being so close to the Fall Equinox it is usually very large and orange in color. Be sure to get out and watch the big moon rise as it should be extra beautiful. This years Full Moon energy is packing a serious punch because the Sun is in Libra, the Moon in Aries and both square Saturn in Capricorn. This is the full moon where you re-balance your individual needs and your relationship needs.

On Tuesday the square is fully in place and you must take responsibility for your actions and bring past relationships, projects, and business matters to a fair and just conclusion.

Wounded-healer Chiron is aligned with this Full Moon. Healing your emotions or helping others with their emotional wellbeing is supported now. Begin to look at what is working in both relationships and finances and know that this Full Moon begins the process of reviewing and revising all types of relationships as well as your material world needs and values.

Be willing to take half-steps towards your goal, and it would be best if your goals are both tangible and long-lasting. There is an abundance of planets in the action signs (Aries, Libra, Capricorn). This helps you accomplish a great deal, but be careful of over committing yourself.

Also note that love & money Venus is slowing down to turn retrograde October 5th -November 16th. 

On Thursday, the 27th matters begin to get a bit easier. The Sun, Mars trine will pump some high powered energy into whatever is going on, and bring strength, comfort, and wisdom.

The Gemini moon is in its quiet void-of-course phase all day Sunday September 30th. This is great for short, quick tasks and communications with people, but not for important decisions or purchases.

In the evening, Pluto ends his retrograde cycle that started back in April. Pluto is about standing in your power and releasing anything that takes your power away (attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, controlling people, etc.). This change to a forward motion can help in transforming past experiences through the power of forgiveness.

Although this feels a bit far away now, begin to think about what you are releasing and building towards 2020, as we enter into a new decade. There will be an important alignment of planets in Capricorn at that time. Guaranteed, the world is going to change.

October preview:

The big event of October is Venus turning retrograde in Scorpio and Libra, October 5th -November 16th. Since Venus goes retrograde less often than all the other planets, it is a significant time to review and revise all types of relationships including lack of relationships. You values surrounding money and possessions is up for a change and revision as well.

Stargazing — Week of Sept. 17th through Sept. 23rd, 2018

Stargazing — Week of Sept. 17th through Sept. 23rd, 2018

There’s a few changes coming this week, including the Fall Equinox. Also we can expect a minor conflict and a nice trine.

The biggest challenge of the week comes on Tuesday when Mars makes another square to explosive Uranus. Both want their way and neither are willing to compromise (like Congress!). Because Uranus is retrograde, and this is the third and final square, hopefully it will bring a positive resolution with that which you have been struggling. With our nations and worldwide politics, let’s hope this energy puts a peaceful light on all the global conflicts throughout this next year.

Be careful of forcing your way early this week and give space to rigid people so they do not go off on you. Avoid anger and impatience. If it comes up within you, take some deep breaths and find time to meditate. The positive side of this difficult combination is to take action to set yourself free of that which restricts you. Begin a savings account, apologize to a friend, or repair that which is in need.

The rest of this week flows easily. There’s lots of chatter and talk, and its great to meet up with new or old friends on Thursday and Friday. On Friday, Mercury moves into Libra until October 9th. This supports social activities, communicating in all types of relationships and diplomatic conversations. But do be careful of being an excessive people pleaser. This energy will last for about three weeks, and signals a time for pleasant and logical conversations.

The Autumnal Equinox is on Saturday September 22nd. The first day of Fall is known as a day of balance, so check out the balance within your own life. Take the steps to correct whatever is necessary to keep yourself in balance.

Days seem nicer when the Sun is in Libra, but it’s not at its strongest because Libra, as loving as it is, likes to put others first. In Libra energy you need to learn to say “NO,” as well as be open to receiving. Allow someone else to give you a gift or some pleasure.

Energy for the next three months calls you to put dissimilar things together. For example, the air and water element are strong, and that asks you to make sure your intellect and emotions are working in harmony. The emotional moon and psychic Neptune are aligned in dreamy Pisces. This is great for opening your intuition but make sure you have appropriate boundaries to avoid being taken unfair advantage of.

The energetic Sun and quick Mercury want to get moving at a high speed, yet they are tied to Saturn which urges a slow-but-sure action for long term benefit. At the same time, wounded-healer Chiron has you feeling caught between worlds. Put them together in the next quarter by breaking big projects into shorter, manageable pieces, and be willing to take half-steps towards your larger, long-term goal. To be sure, the Universe is opening up on your behalf, but you don’t get to control the pace. Go within to your center and trust the process.

The Moon is in meditative-like Pisces all day Sunday, and the morning is particularly challenging if you must have mental focus (best to put off those type projects until later in the day). Turn off the alarm clock on Sunday and ease into your day. Sunday evening is much more favorable for conversation and quick activities.

STARGAZING — Week of September 10th through September 16th, 2018

STARGAZING — Week of September 10th through September 16th, 2018

This week should be an easy going, laid back week. The only thing flowing in are some easy trines and two minor oppositions. Now that the eclipses and Mars and Mercury retrogrades are finished with their cycles, it is time to get moving towards projects and plans that will move you forward toward your goals. The planet moving us along at a snails pace is Saturn, which moved forward on September 6th, helping you get to work on long term future projects and responsibilities. Mental Mercury is in Virgo, which helps you to get organized and become more efficient. 

Internal or external cleanses are favored, be it you body or your basement.

A challenge to your relationships, values and ambitions has been building energy for several days now, and it is highlighted with Sunday’s New Moon. (Sept. 9th) Venus has moved into Scorpio and will be in this sign until mid-December — quite a long time compared to her normal three weeks in a sign. The goddess of love, marriage, money and diplomacy will turn retrograde on October 5th, so now is the early peek at what’s coming.

Revolutionary Uranus is tied to this relationship combination, and that means the universe is rattling your cage to get you unstuck so you can open to innovative new possibilities.

On Monday, September 10th warrior Mars moves back into Aquarius, the sign it was in most of the summer during his retrograde cycle. It’s time to get moving. If you were lazy or unmotivated over the last few months, this is the kick in the backside to pick up the pace. Progressive action, advancement in your use of technologies, and abrupt changes or turn around are the keywords for the rest of 2018.

On Tuesday, the Sun makes happy relationships to expansive and transforming planets so it is good to get an early start, including breakfast meetings. There are two trines to Pluto this week, the first one occurring on Tuesday, September 11th and the other on Saturday, September 15th. Both are the green light given to you by the Universe that the realignments, transformations, and focus already on progress should continue to move forward smoothly and bring in positive results.

Wednesday and Thursday morning support projects that require your focused concentration. Wednesday brings us the first of two Uranus-Venus oppositions that can result in a large outlay of funds, missing money, or perhaps meeting an exciting stranger. You never know with Uranus. It’s always sudden, surprising, and perhaps short-lived.

Be sure to watch out for miscommunications and/or misunderstandings on Thursday, September 13th. Mercury will oppose Neptune for the only time in 2018. This is the worst day of the year to need to be clearheaded, so don’t sign any papers or commit to long range plans today. However, Thursday afternoon and early evening can have you daydreaming or ready for a nap. Do be careful of drivers not paying attention in the evening rush hour traffic.

A Sagittarius Moon on Friday evening and Saturday are great for a party or getting out-in-nature for adventure. Deep, philosophical conversations are perfect for Saturday evening.

Sunday, September 16th is a bit of a mixed energy day, with an optimistic Sagittarius Moon that encourages you to do something for your philosophical, spiritual, or physical well being. At the same time, there are minor conflicts between your emotions and intellect. Do something good for yourself on Sunday because the early workweek coming up motivates you to get serious.

STARGAZING — Week of September 3rd through September 9th, 2018

STARGAZING — Week of September 3rd through September 9th, 2018

Now that the eclipses and Mars and Mercury retrogrades are in the rear view mirror, it is time to get moving towards projects and plans that got put on hold over the summer. With a New Moon in Virgo and Saturn turning direct this week, along with a few tricky aspects that need careful handling, this week promises to be anything but normal.

Sunday and Monday (USA Labor Day holiday) are under the influence of a talkative Gemini moon. This favors short projects, short trips or visits, and running lots of quick errands. Although the week begins on a social flair, the action takes place during the latter half of this week.

Mercury begins it all on Wednesday Sept. 5th. Mental Mercury, in Virgo between September 5th and 22nd helps you to get organized and become more efficient. Mercury is happy in its home territory of Virgo and communications will be running along smoothly, with just the facts, for at least two weeks. Much can be accomplished if you improve your efficiency.

The only planet that has been holding things back is slow-but-sure Saturn, retrograde since April. Saturn moves forward on September 6th, helping you get to work on long term future projects and responsibilities. You can now begin to move ahead toward your future goals both organized and focused.

On Thursday morning, Saturn ends his retrograde cycle. You may feel sluggish during the middle of this week, but know that you can start working on long-tern and future projects in the weeks ahead.

Get an early start on Friday as Mercury wakes you up to get moving. Write down brilliant ideas so they do not get lost in even more ideas. Mercury sets up a short pattern called a Grand Earth Trine that helps you accomplish a great deal if you are willing to get to work.

Before you begin to move forward, be aware that there are three bumps in the road. On Friday the Sun opposes Neptune. This brings a time when illusions and imaginations seem to be on caffeine. If you have a desire to escape some of life’s harsher realities, instead of resorting to opioids or alcohol, find a quiet place to meditate, be alone with your thoughts, and work on something creative or spiritual.

Saturday brings a Venus/Mars square. This is the second time these two planets have been on the warpath and it’s not a good time to make any decisions over love or finances. Find a way to get your work done and do something out of the ordinary on the weekend.

Saturday has the moon moving into Virgo, great for cleaning the house or other mundane tasks. Virgo is associated with pets, so pick out a kitten or puppy for yourself or take the dog for a walk. There is a short relationship challenge between Venus and Mars on Saturday afternoon, and this is not the best time to push relationship issues.

Last up is Sunday, September 9th. Venus enters Scorpio, a place where it is uncomfortable with relationships, values, or finances. This brings in the strong Scorpio energies to control, possess and manipulate. Except for a two-week backslide into Libra, Venus remains in Scorpio through the end of the year due to its retrograde in late October.

Later on Sunday, comes the extremely gentle Virgo New Moon and every planet in feminine signs, suggesting that the best way to deal with your new beginnings is not through action, but through non-action. The emphasis on the receiving principle of life shines the spotlight on Virgo’s virtue of serving and caring for others.

If you have something to start or begin at this time, Sunday, September 9th is the best day to begin.

STARGAZING — Week of August 27th through September 1st, 2018

STARGAZING — Week of August 27th through September 1st, 2018

As we are closing out August, remember, with a Pisces Full Moon, that if you would like to bring into your life, your dreams, and desires, you can do so with the up coming change of seasons. The Fall Equinox promises to hold a powerful punch. Developing your Intuition, Class 101, teaches that you create your desires in the etheric realm, the energies beyond the body. Then begin to work in partnership with Spirit to bring the vision down onto the Earth plane. This feeds and guides your goals and dreams to come into reality more easily so you do not work too hard.

The Virgo Sun asks you to get organized, make a plan, and become more efficient in how you implement that plan. It is also great energy for cleansing your body or work area and closets. This Full Moon has a Grand Earth Trine with it. That is a triple harmony for great success, if you are willing to be grounded, practical, and down to earth.

Saturn in Capricorn urges you to work for the long-term benefits. Uranus in Taurus opens you to new concepts and inventive ideas. The Sun in Virgo as the third point in the grand trine, works on energizing your goals while helping you get to work.

Mars ends his retrograde cycle on Monday, Aug. 27, so that stuck feeling since late June will start to ease up and get you moving forward again.

This last part of August and the opening of September brings with it a major change of direction and a minor ouch square. Both of these, along with the Pisces Full Moon energies happen in the beginning of the week.

Take it easy on Monday. Between Mars ending his retrograde cycle in the morning, and Mercury squaring Jupiter in the evening, it is a disjointed day. Do say what needs to be said, but there is no need to repeat yourself or force your view onto others who may not be listening.

Diplomatic Venus is challenging raw power Pluto now, perhaps teaching the world that a softer power is every bit as powerful as the masculine attack mode that has been going on for so long. Complicating this annual Pisces Full Moon is warrior Mars ending his two-month retrograde cycle as well, on Monday the 27th. Mars turning direct puts this planet in a position for double happiness because it’s now in Capricorn, where it’s known to have the ability to move mountains.

This energy can lead to being passive one moment and assertive the next. Hold off a few days on important actions and decisions. This is the Full Moon where you need to balance your need to retreat from the world while still getting your task list accomplished.

The square from Mercury to Jupiter can be a bit upsetting because it indicates either over-enthusiasm or a lack of focus, not realizing what’s really happening. This could lead to a bad judgment call, so be careful.

The Moon is in Aries from Tuesday morning through Thursday afternoon, which is great for physical activity. The month ends in a low key, happy way. Spend time having fun with people you like.

September is a generally easier month now that the eclipses are past and Mars has just turned direct after moving retrograde since late June. Saturn turns direct on the 6th to help you get focus on your tangible goals.

Oh my, it’s time to dress and get ready for Fall. How quickly time passes.

STARGAZING — Week of August 20th through August 26th, 2018

STARGAZING — Week of August 20th through August 26th, 2018

With several heartwarming trines, the Sun changing signs and moving into Virgo, along with the soft Pisces Full Moon, this promises to be a beautiful week. Monday, August 20th is an energetic and creative day as the Sun and Moon align into a perfectly balanced Fire Sign trine.

The moon is in productive Capricorn on Tuesday and Wednesday, so get to work. This “get to work” feeling gets bigger starting Wednesday night as the Sun begins its month-long journey through Virgo. Tend to your list of projects that you want to complete, get rid of clutter, and purify your body. Also, it’s a great time to start a juice or vegetable fast because Virgo rules the intestines.

After the Sun moves into Virgo on Wednesday night, your financial future is almost assured so bring out and dust off those projects from last June.

Thursday and Friday urge you to step out of your ordinary routine under a friendly and eccentric Aquarius moon. Just sit back, relax, and let the good times roll.

Saturday is the real party day with the sun making harmony with both Uranus and Saturn. Uranus wants to do something eclectic and Saturn wants something practical to come out of it. Perhaps you can find that perfect, unusual item you were looking for. A grand trine forms in Earth Signs on Saturday, (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo.) The Sun is in Virgo, Mars is in Capricorn along with Saturn, while sweet Venus joins the party in Taurus. This is the only Grand Earth Trine in 2018, and Sunday, August 26th, the Full Moon in Pisces comes along to spice things up. This is the easiest time of year to bring your creative ideas into physical form. (4 degrees Pisces/Virgo). The water and earth elements are strong now, providing a sense of emotional stability and support. Pisces represents the divine feminine, which is a perfect Full Moon for celebrating Women’s Equality Day on August 26th

There is a Venus/Pluto square later in the day on Sunday, which can bring minor difficulties in relationships and money, but the event is minor compared to the fabulous, positive energies that this last full week in August has in store.

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