May 2018 is the launching pad for the making of PERMANENT change in our world thanks to steady, stable Taurus. Uranus, the planet of Genius and Revolution and ruled by Aquarius, is changing signs. Aquarians are thinkers, idea people. They stand on the mountain and look out over the landscape and ponder the BIG picture. When big planets move, there is a kind of energy earthquake. A unsettling shift. Uranus moving from fiery Mars into staid Taurus is a feeling of the brakes being slammed on. On May 15th and the days around that, will be that time. In fact the whole week is a powerhouse of change making, surprises and crazy energy. I've arranged my schedule to have no appointments that week just to meditate a lot and nap and balance myself into this new energy.
Taurus represents security and comfort, it also rules money and real estate from a practical, grounded day to day focus. In ancient astrology Venus was the KEY PLAYER in the cosmos. The planets took her lead in their works, she ruled from a feminine perspective of nurturing, encouraging, ruling from love and kindness. She surrounded the skies with love and caring, she is the ultimate reminder of God and his spiritual center. The modern astrology world kind of kicked her to the curb and made her a minor, personal planet. Nothing could be further from the truth. She is the HEART of the world. She reminds us who made us. She expects us to live and work and play from love - or should I say she reminds us of this fact.
So how does this mix with Uranus the Disrupter? It means that the NEW IDEAS of Uranus will be implemented and made REAL by Taurus/Venus but they will battle it out as one is conservative stuck in the status quo and the other a revolutionary. But Uranus will win out just like he did with his 8 year battle with Pluto who is about to make serious changes.
Taurus energy hanging with Uranus means RADICAL changes in banking and the stock market, and new ways of living and housing ourselves. while Uranus also ruling the internet and all computer based issues, our global monetary system could turn to platforms like crypto-currency aka Bit Coin internet currency. It could be another nation's currency taking over the world standard too. But what is certain, the US Dollar, because it is the currency of the realm, is going to be under fire big time. As for real estate more communal housing, the current growth of tiny, mobile houses, living on cruise ships, etc. is indicative of being more mobile, less trapped in our homes and local environment and the world being vastly more accessible. World traveling will be commonplace for the many.
Uranus is in Taurus from 2018 to 2026. By the end of this transit, some very essential, yet basic, parts of our lives will be very much changed and permanent. Think freedom, which is what Uranus brings. Taurus also represents our Mother Earth, so expect big issues with climate change to emerge and force us to deal. Natural disasters may escalate as well, but last time it was more water related while this is more fire related, as in the sudden eruption of the Hawaiian volcano just a few days ago. The ground beneath us is shaking us up, so we are freer and open to change, while changing the world to make that possible. Finally the promise of cell phones and laptops giving us the ability to work from anywhere will be real making us all truly global citizens.
Remember that Uranus moves slowly over 7-8 years in a sign. Uranus in Aries was a "get it done now" mode. Your leadership skills were being pushed to be implemented. What changes have you made in your life in the past 8 years? Are you embracing those changes? Give yourself kudo's for having grown and changed. And if you're still in the midst of major changes, know that Taurus will manifest it. Security and stability are the foundations of the change. And this makes a push pull energy between the two energies. Uranus is truly like a roller coaster ride. There will be amazing surprises, then calm, then more surprises, then calm, then big surprises, and calm. Taurus will calm that pattern down and make change, PERMANENT CHANGE possible through planning and organizing, but the things being changed may well rock our world.
Money is a very important component in our world. Uranus is going to make sure the world will handle money quite differently and in 2026 the norm will be very shocking by today's standards. This will affect not only banks, but how we pay for things, how we are paid for our work, and the whole world of money and values are going into revolution mode. Gold, Silver and Gems are a good way to hedge your investments, as we will see the stock market is going to be in earthquake mode for quite some time; big banks will become many small banks; rules of banking are going to change drastically; and the US Dollar will likely become a dinosaur. (Remember the Middle East conflicts are deeply rooted in their threatening to change oil buys/sells from the US Dollar to some other currency, giving the US Government and businesses nightmares. As they always say, "follow the money".)
Add to all this change is the New Moon (the time of new beginnings) in Taurus, giving the quiet Taurus energy more of a punch for change, for the new. And that very same day Mars moves into Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus, making the energy we have and the energy around us very changeable and adding great fuel to revolution. Typically Mars stays in a sign for 6 weeks, but this Aquarian Mars is going to be here for 5 months by going in and out of retrograde during that period. This long term stay in Aquarius is gasoline for the revolution, but thank goodness the retrograde periods will let us pause and take a look around before charging ahead. Mars retrogrades are one of my least favorite aspects. Our energy is stifled, our ability to move forward is blocked. Like all retrogrades, its a time for checking out the past, but there is almost always a frustration during Mars retrogrades that just puts us in a bad mood. This retrograde begins in June, which I will discuss in greater detail net month.
THE BIG PICTURE
This is the DAWNING OF THE AGE OF AQUARIUS, sowing seeds of change needed to make the world a better place for everyone, not just the powerful few. But it's gonna be one hell of a crazy ride, sometimes a lot of fun, sometimes causing great stress. This summer also has other planets causing very good energy, so have fun this summer, because by the fall things will really go to into overdrive as 6 planets band together to change the world, much like the Justice League, all with one purpose, one goal, one mission in harmony with their fellow planets. The energy is solidified, they are all on the same page, and this much power banned together for change is going to make our heads spin, as well as realize that God is in charge and coming here to get our "off course butts" back on track again.
Pluto - the Destroyer TEARS DOWN in order to rebuild;
Saturn - the STUBBORN TASKMASTER making things honest and full of integrity;
Jupiter - EXPANSION of all this energy (and moves into its home sign of Sagittarius in the fall for a year of deep spiritual transformation and opposing Uranus);
Neptune in its home sign of Pisces, AWAKENING our innate spirituality;
Uranus in the sign of Taurus making CHANGES TO OUR FOUNDATION real and tangible;
Eris in Aries, for revolution and battle for the sake of JUSTICE.
Chiron in Aries, our OLD KARMA energy, working hard to clear up our old patterns.
FINALLY, Jupiter (in the fall), Neptune and Saturn are in their home signs, making them extra super powers. And all these planets are forming double Grand Trines, which is known as Kites in Astrology but more globally as the Star of David. It is considered a "perfect" aspect. This summer will be an especially harmonious time, so get out an enjoy it. The changes that are on the horizon are truly ordained by God.
This is the energy setting itself up for the cause. in April Chiron moved in Aries; in May Uranus changes signs; Saturn goes direct in July; Pluto goes direct in September. The revolution is afoot. No more hiding from it. We chose to be here now. Make your voices heard. The world needs you. And turn to Venus and look to love to get you through it all.
The astrological New Year began on March 21 in the sign of Aries the Ram, the first sign of the Zodiac The Spring equinox happened on March 22, and has carried us into the new year according to astrology. And Astrological year is March 21 to March 20. It's a time when all things new occur, sprouting up from the Earth to bring life to the soil and our world. It's your New Year too! Time to remake your life. Clean house, plant seeds (of all kinds), renew your spirit, you beliefs, your habits. You are setting the tone for the next year now, so consider carefully what you nurture and what you should let go of. What you do now sets the tone for 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. Make it a good plan for your growth and happiness.
We're in a really active time right now. There is a tidal wave of energy around us as the Universe prepares us for massive coming changes. I know I keep talking about change and getting your act together, like a broken record, but it's to motivate you to clean up your failings, change and get ready and be as strong as you can be for the coming events. It's Karma time. You came here to clean up old baggage - are you doing that? How many lifetimes do you want to relive until you get it right. The time now is right for clearing up ancient issues and wiping the slate clean.
Saturn is now in its home sign, Capricorn, so it's as potent as it can be. Saturn is all powerful when it comes to physical matter (your body, the planet, money and to a large extent power, but the later is truly the domain of Pluto). He's gonna tear down to rebuild. Justice is here. He is also about to go retrograde on the 17th until July 5. Retrograde Saturn says "get ready" for the future by being ready. Fix the house, fix your habits and health regime, fix your relationships, fix you job situation. It's not a good time to start new things, but finish up the to do's and make sure your ready for the coming change. I also suggest storing up supplies, food, water, medical, pet food, cash on hand, just in case. Be a Scout and be prepared.
Pluto and Uranus have been battling the status quo vs. the new and better. Pluto is stubborn and tough, but Uranus has won out and Pluto now sees the problem with the power and institutions he protects and he's kicking into the Destroyer mode, the phoenix who rises from the ashes. He is death and rebirth and he's teaming up with Saturn to get it done. The 8 year aspect with Uranus is ending as Uranus is changing signs on May 15th for a new 8 year run in Taurus until 2026. From Aires (fire) to Taurus (Earth). This is a BIG shift. It will hit us like an Earthquake because energetically it is. And Pluto turns retrograde on April 22nd, Earth Day, putting him in planning, getting ready mode too until Sept 30. The horses are in the barn getting ready to start their race, and when they do get ready to move step out of the way because they are coming at the world in full force.
Uranus in Aries has been a revolution on steroids. Seeing Surviving High School Students to Underpaid Teachers march in the streets is what Uranus has brought us. Fight back is his call. Stand up. Push back. Make the changes happen from your solidarity and outrage. This is the fire of Aries, the revolution of Uranus, who by the way is ruled by Aquarius the 3rd Air sign. Uranus is called the Genius planet. He stands on the mountain top and survey's the world and comes up with ideas to HELP EVERYONE. He is the ultimate humanitarian and wishes only the best for us, and helps us with his ideas and inspiration. Taurus the bull rules money and love as it's ruled by Venus). Taurus is a quieter energy, steady and stable, but determined. This energy will make REAL the revolution. Change will be solidified and grounded. This movement is TRINE or in harmony with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, also and Earth in signs. Changes are coming, coming like a wrecking ball and they will be permanent. And Jupiter in Scorpio is sextile (more harmony) to Saturn and Pluto and opposes Uranus in Taurus, giving this new placement MORE GROWTH AND ENERGY. Jupiter expands. So we can see the mood is set, and the changes are about to begin in earnest. Corruption is about to meet it's match, but not without putting up one heck of a fight and that is where the chaos comes into play. I don't mean to scare people but it is not going to be pretty. Violence can be expected, the extent of which may be somewhat minor or very major. It's volatile and we can't really be sure, so be prepared.
We are also in full blow Mercury retrograde in Aries, so frustration levels are high because the Ram is slowed down by fuzzy thinking, things moving slowly, and attempts resulting in nothing. (I went to run 5 errands and didn't complete a single one for various reasons. So aggravating - the theme word for the moment.) On April 15th it turns direct, but give it until the 20th for things to get back to normal and your path is cleared. Now is a good time for planning and implement it all after the 20th. On the 15th is also a New Moon in Aries, just like Mercury. It's a day for epiphanies and expansion in thought. Look out for inspired ideas.
Venus and Mars are in Earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn. Venus is ruled by Taurus (and Libra), so we're looking for love in a deep, meaningful way. Commitment is favored. Sensuality is high. Lovemaking is favored, vs. sex. It's a time to recommit to your spouse; find new love that truly comes from the heart; indulge in sensuality; and make love and create a deeper bond and a true sense of being loved. Venus is here till the 23rd and Mars all month. It's also a good time for business growth, but remember the retrograde Mercury caution. Plan now, find success by moving forward after the 20th.
So the New Year is starting off with a BANG! Get ready for anything and remember this sign, Capricorn also rules Presidents and Kings, Corporate Heads and large organizations of power. It's going to be a really rough time for people at the top. Just think of the stunts they can pull in their last gasp of defending the undefendable. It won't be pretty. It's a reminderto clean up your own act as well. Spirituality and Integrity are about to become the norm, and shady people will be shunned at best, shunned in the terms of society turning on them like ancient shunning ruined lives.
I'll be back to you in May with a lot more about Uranus in Taurus, and the upcoming Eclipse season in July.
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Thanks for reading. Have a blessed month.
Hello Everyone. Thanks so much for all the emails in my absence. I have moved from San Francisco to Mill Valley, 12 minutes on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. I have the water views and trees all around I'd been dreaming about. Plus Mt. Tam. It took me three months to find it, and two months to unpack, but I'm coming up for air and so glad my new life is beginning.
January 31st was a lunar eclipse in Leo. A whole new eclipse energy has come forward and for six months we'll be carried along for the ride. It's not as potent as the last one, but its still Leo and Aquarius and full of intelligence, vision, energy and purpose. By now most of you should be started a new life in some way, whether its moving, or getting a whole new career, or a wedding or divorce, whichever is needed to get you on your path again, your new path. The eclipses are about change, endings/beginnings and if you are on the path to making some changes, you're on the right path. I know its scary. And this eclipse energy is readying us for another 6 months of many changes, including losses. What you lose will be replaced. Let it go, and trust that it will be made right in a much better way once you let go.I had many doubts about my move on so many levels, and about 2 weeks of panic after I moved in! But now it really seems right, its beginning to feel like my home and I am ready for new adventures. I swear this is the year I will start doing video blogs. It has to be the year you do what you've been planning too. The energy around us is building to a peak, an explosion of change, and the energy to make it happen. If you are a Leo, Scorpio, Taurus or Aquarius, or have an influence of these signs in your chart, expect a lot of change coming up for you.
It's a number 11 year, a master number like 22 and 33. Its the number of higher learning and communication. It's my number, which helps me be a good communicator and get my point across. It's time to LISTEN to that inner voice and go with the flow of it. I did have a great experience of not having room mates for 6 months. This let me be with myself, my thoughts, my energy. It was healing and it opened a path to where I can now "hear" the sound of a gentle wind or flow of water-like sound, but very quiet, that is in the background. It's a river that is taking you somewhere. It's your path, your guidance, and its all around you if only you will listen to it and for it. I am CERTAIN now that I am never alone, that guides and guidance are always here, protecting me. The Universe is everywhere. There is no escaping it so there is no reason not to listen. It is reassuring, comforting and help build your beliefs because you "know" there is something out there, living quietly in everything.
The first half of 2018 is going to be full of surprises. Major planets are moving to new signs, meaning energy shifts dramatically. And as those planets shift, they move into new houses in your horoscope. What part of your life will undergo the most change?
Saturn moved away from Sagittarius into its home sign of Capricorn on December 19th, 2017. For the next 2.5 years you will experience Saturn'svery potent, serious energy surrounds us. He is referred to as the TaskMaster because he forces us to change when we really don't feel like it, so we resent his presence because its always a very hard time when Saturn aspects one of our planets or moves into a certain house. He makes us feel sad because he makes us look at our situation and really take notice and fix things. He rules matter. Physical Matter. Your body. Your house. Your Roads. Your buildings and BUSINESS. Without him, this place would be air, no substance, no structure, so you can see he's pretty important. Capricorn is his home. Any planet that returns home is like a super planet. He is emboldened, he is at his peak, he is recharged by being home, and Saturn hasn't been home for 28 years - 1990. What was going on then, in your life. Expect similar experiences again, and the need to look at issues that have remained unresolved. For younger folks experiencing Saturn in Capricorn for the first time will be quite an event. The days of "getting away" with stuff is gone. We will all pay the piper if we don't toe the line and live with integrity and honestly. In the news in 1990 says Nelson Mandela was released. Margret Thatcher resigned. East and West Germany reunited after Russia collapsed. And the birth of the Internet.
Whatever happens now, you can bet Saturn has a lot in store for us, and you can bet its going to be transforming. And one of the things that also happened last time Saturn came home was a major recession. Saturn rules MONEY, banks, large institutions like governments and universities. He is honest and proud and he has come home to find banks and governments run amuck and he's gonna tear it down to rebuild. Expect severe volatility in the stock market and banking in general. Reforms are coming and collapses. Governments around the world are going to be tested for their integrity and those found lacking will find major upheavals, coups and revolution. Aided by Pluto, the phoenix rising from the ashes and Pluto's return to its placement in 1776 in 2020, we are in a revolution like nobody's business. Pluto has been egged on by Uranus for 7 years to shake things up, stop protecting the powerful who are corrupt. He is on the bring of burning things down to rebuild. With Saturn's help the revolution of PERMANENT change is upon us. Stock up on food, water and supplies. There could be a time of shortages like we haven't seen for 70+ years. Learn to appreciate the little things, be thankful for a can of soup or a banquet equally. A roof over your head and a refrigerator full of food is a GIFT.
I must also caution you to watch and manage your money and assets very wisely. There are going to be big financial collapses in the coming 2.5 years, and being as cautious and safe as you can is a good piece of advice. Saturn IS stability, but coming home to find so much corruption has put him in volcano mode, and he will shake things up and sort things out leaving a lot in its wake. Be more cautious with spending. Don't get deeper in debt, and if you are, try to make a plan to get out of it, so you are not shackled by debts/stress. Saturn is restriction. When it comes to money and institutions, you can expect earthquakes in these areas and when he is done shaking things up, institutions and banks will become total, boring straight arrows again, places where you can trust and depend on, as you can trust and depend on Saturn to make things right and stable.
So that information should keep you occupied for a while. I should be completely done putting my place together by months end, and I can get back to my regular blogs and help keep you posted. We need to talk about Uranus going direct in early January and back in full revolution mode. Mercury goes retrograde March 22 in Aries. Saturn goes retrograde April 17. Pluto goes retrgrade 4/22, Earth day/ Uranus moves into Taurus May 15t, a big energy shift. (I'll have a lot to say about Uranus - revolution meets stability, wow what a concept!)
It's good to be back, but my journey was worth all the blood, sweat and tears. Change is good, even when it scares the hell out you. Many blessings. And MEDITATE!
This image shows the trajectory of the Eclipse, and it covers the nations middle - its center or heart. Every time an eclipse passes over a country, trouble usually comes within the next 6 months, often in the form of natural disasters. It also lasts for 7.5 minutes acrosss the nation, while most last 2 minutes. This is nearly 4 times the usual amount of darkness. The Sun is our life force. When the Sun is blocked for this long, our souls are being deeply affected by this loss. We are weakened AND awakened, and we are forced to look within and find ourselves, our purpose and our connection to Source.
But eclipses are tricky in that their influence lasts for 6 months. Next February this eclipse will reach its destination and then trigger yet another eclipse, though only a partial eclipse. So anytime between now and February the intensity of this energy can be felt. But there are are a lot of aspects pointing to late September to late November as the strongest trigger times. However, the actual eclipse date has so much potency, I suspect something will be revealed then, while the full impact may not appear for a couple of months.
But because so many other planets are involved on this date, especially Mars, the God of War (exactly conjunct), many fear that war could erupt, rather suddenly, and create a great big mess for everyone. Uranus, or impulsiveness, is opposing this energy making crazy a strong possibility. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto are in the mix as well, as is Chiron, the wounded healer, making us look at our Karma very deeply. It's a kick in the butt time for us.
The Eclipse does not run through Washington DC, but it does greatly affect our President. This eclipse sits on his natal mars (which is what makes him so aggressive and verbally abusive). It is his first house, or his body and personality. Possible scenarios are health declines as well as possible assassination attempts; he acts impulsively and gets us into war or some kind of chaos or someone attacks us and he responds without thinking it through. There is also a strong possibility of resignation or impeachment. You get the idea. He's going to be under a great deal of stress during the next six months and his Mars in the first house is not going to take it well. We are about to see an even more upset President than we've seen to date. Regulus, the King Maker and Protector Star, is also right near Mars in his chart. This is what has protected him most of his life, like a get out of jail free card over and over. But Regulus has one hard core rule, you cannot use your position to exact revenge upon someone else. And his constant belittling of Obama has been relentless and he has opened the doors for Regulus to stop protecting him.
Regulus has ruled Leo, his rising sign, for a very long time. But Regulus has moved into Virgo now, so Virgo's are now under his protection, not Leo's AND most exciting is the fact that in Leo Regulus ruled Kings', but now in Virgo he rules the Feminine/Queens, so this is the beginning of the protection of women, the elevation of women to leadership, and making women into Kings and they will bring feminine values with them - 6th house Virgo traits of taking care of each other, handling your responsibilities, nurturing, taking care of people, elderly, pets, etc. Being caring is not weakness, its the foundation of a society. If we are always out for ourselves, society has no place to go but down. We built it up again by being a Village and taking care of US not ME. This combined with the energy of Eris bringing justice, the feminine energy will have a great deal to do with the changing of our society.
If you personally have planets 27-2 degrees in your chart, how does the eclipse affect you? Is it a trine or sextile (oh goody), or is it an opposition or square (lessons to be learned)? Generally speaking Scorpio and Taurus square the eclipse, so if this is your Sun or other planets in these places, look for learning experiences. The key is to go with the flow. This is about jumping into the stream, not putting your toe in. You've had a long time to work on you, per my blogs, now is the time when the Universe says "I hope you have your diving gear on cause we're going to go to the depths and then to the heights to shake you up and get you to be a wholly spiritual being and chuck the BS of our current world" - which is destroying the planet and our people. In some ways we are losing some of our free will because we've screwed up in such big ways that the Universe has to balance things out.
The August 7th Eclipse was in Aquarius/Uranus which politically represents "we the people". Over the last couple of decades the people have been silenced. We are referred to as the "little people" who don't matter. The only voices our politicians seem to listen to are the 1% and discarding the 99% because we aren't making them rich and powerful. There has ALREADY been a coup in this country, where the so called Elites have shredded the constitution and decided they know better and we should shut up. Well this eclipse is triggering Revolution. The people have had it. The time of pushing back is here and you can expect this is only the beginning of protesting and of "little people" running for office. "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore" is here and eclipse energy will fuel it.
Which takes us to the Gifts of the Eclipse. Yes, its not all bad!! Energy always has two parts, Yin and Yang, an equal and opposite reaction. While Power may be in trouble, and the country itself may face big natural disasters (I have read about record tornado's coming for the midwest this year), it has the reverse effect of being a NEW MOON that can affect us personally in very good ways. The eclipse of the 7th took things away, and this eclipse of the 21st, brings to us good things that will replace what has been lost. It will bring real opportunity on steroids with new moon, Sun and Mars in Leo and eclipse energy. Its rocket fuel added to an already "try the new" energy. It is a time when we can really jump into a new way of living; join a group for change and really take it to a new level; join the human race in creating networks to fight against the status quo, all being supported by the Universe who wants us to work from the heart, not the wallet.
When you go to bed at night, ASK for guidance in your dreams. Ask for opportunities and people to cross your path and help you to join the right groups or organizations. Ask for help in the changes you want to make in life. Ask to be part of the change, the evolution and the revolution. God is asking us to step up and be spiritual warriors. We are fighting for a new world, and it's THE REASON WE ARE HERE NOW. We came here to be part of the growth and change. Talk to the Universe and ask to be included and you'll be very surprised how many new options open up in your life. Be a co-creator. Work off your old Karma and be free of it. Your spiritual life is so important now, don't put it on the back burner. It's now or never. And lets all take the time to ask for God to bring enlightenment to trump. His chart is filled with power. He was meant to be this important person, but with his Moon in eclipse when he was born, he took the lower vibration and lives on that realm. Pray that his Heart Chakra open and he join his Higher Self and be the "King" Regulus would hope he could be. With love all things are possible. We must love one another, and wish the best for one another, to make the new world work.
I also want to tell you about Pluto, the phoenix rising from the ashes, the ruler of power and the status quo. Uranus has been working hard for 7 years to make Pluto drop the protection of bad practices by power, and Pluto is on the verge of doing just that. The USA is having a Pluto return, which means the place in the skies it rested on July 4, 1776 has returned full circle again. In 2021, Pluto "returns" to where it was when our country was founded. The next 3 years is the end of the cycle, the tearing down to make way for the new - the second American Revolution, which on some levels will not be fun or pretty. The phoenix preparing to rise from the ashes must produce the ashes first. Much will be lost and broken down during these times, to make way for the new. But it can be lessened by our prayers, our Higher Road thinking and acting.
in Jan 2021, when a new President takes power, our nation will be ready to rebuild, create new dynamics, new rules, new societal standards. it's time to fight for what's right. It's time to heal our nation. It's time to bond with your neighbors and find common ground. It is we the people against power, not Red States vs Blue States. We must come together. We all want the same things, but the media and the power brokers muddy the waters so we won't come together, because if we do, they will lose their power and the people will rule, and the original idea of this country is restored. There is very important work ahead, so connect to your Higher Self to bring God's will on Earth. The revolution is here. I can tell you from the 60's, it was awful and wonderful simultaneously. We are here again. The 60's was a rehearsal, and this is the live performance.
And finally, I want to remind you that the Earth herself is evolving. We must join her, help her grow by evolving ourselves. it's all about heart. Love really is the answer, now we just have to live it, consciously, every day.
Blessings to you all. Yvonne
Two solar eclipses, Uranus and Mercury go Retrograde, Saturn turns direct, Neptune and Pluto remain retrograde - we certainly wont be bored. Remember how I've told you do the work voluntarily, or the Universe will force you to make those changes? Well, this is the forcing time, pushing us HARD to make our connection to the Universe our priority and live from the heart. The world which surrounds us is entering a death spiral and will be tearing down in order to rebuild. The Phoenix from the ashes theme.
So tomorrow, August 7th is the lunar eclipse in Aquarius. Depending on which house Aquarius is for you, this is the part of your life where amazing change will, or may already, happen out of the blue in a shocking way, because Aquarius is ruled by Uranus the planet of surprises. It will also affect your angular houses. What do you have square to Aquarius and Leo in your chart. For me it's my fourth and tenth houses, home and career.
I always feel the energy that is approaching. The last weekend of July I had a stomach in knots feeling for 3 days. Something was coming and it didn't feel good. On the 4th day I got a call from my landlady of 25 years that she would like me to move out! Like a deer in headlights I listened to her, my head spinning, and walked away in shock. And after looking at apartments out there, I found that a similar apartment is twice the cost of what I am paying now. What the bleep am I going to do? I am trying not to be terrified, and turning my problems over to my Guardians, who are already opening doors for me. I have a lawyer who is going to fight for me. I am trying to breathe and stay grounded. But this is traumatic stuff, shaking me from the roots of my foundation (4th house), and making me examine everything. Again, we always grow the most through stress.
But lets backtrack. I have thought about moving for a while now. More a dream spoken out loud vs a solid plan, but I would like to be closer to nature. But I didn't follow through. So now the Universe is telling me I need to do this. So I am being pushed out of my nest and I must find the courage to face the new life I will begin with this move. I am looking at North Marin, or a new neighborhood in the city. (Anyone know of a great place with reasonable prices let me know!!!) But its about changing so many parts of my living situation - new stores for services, new neighbors, new lifestyle, my pets uprooted, etc. But being near nature is so healing. The Universe wants me to be closer to "her" so I can replenish my spirit as we enter some very interesting times of change, and yes, chaos.
This eclipse is about loss. Ending a relationship, personal or professional. Things will come to a head and force decisions. You might lose a job, a career opportunity, or you might lose your home - something is taken away by the eclipse. (This eclipse is squaring my 4th house - my home).
But know that the full solar eclipse on the 21st is about something new coming in, to fill the void left by the losses of the 7th. So it's temporary. Something even better will be coming. The Universe is telling you no more procrastination. Accept the losses, because something better will take its place. So if you've had some real surprises lately, know that this taking away is to make room for the new. Remember also that Eclipses are odd in that their energy is dispersed over a 6 month period, in this case when the sun is in Aquarius next February this transit is complete. It is most powerful when it happens, the 7th, but it is also taking a long journey to its completion, so the next 6 months hold the potential for change and losses, with it being especially intense Nov, Dec and Jan. Just know that the news will be filled with loss, major changes, and on topics which may be surprising. Like we're worried about North Korea and Russia, but someone else can come out of the blue and threaten us unrelated to our expected adversaries. Uranus rules for the next six months, so expect the unexpected.
Which brings me to Uranus who went retrograde on August 3rd. Thank God. Uranus is the revolutionary, the surprises guy. He's retrograde which means he's more conservative and stable than usual. This will temper the change factor from the Eclipse, and make it a bit more grounded than it would be if Uranus was direct. Now you can look back and your life and make changes you should have made.
On August 13th Mercury, our minds and thought processes, goes retrograde in its home of Virgo until Sept 4. Our minds are taking a break, while the world is going crazy with change. Not a good combo. Move slowly with contracts and look them over multiple times so as not to miss something. Cancel elective surgery. Expect mail and shipments to get delayed, and travel to be more annoying than usual. And communications will be full of surprises as words fall out of our mouth that we might not have wanted to say out loud. SLOW DOWN. Don't start something new but rather clear up old issues and to do's. (I'll be negotiating with my landlady during this retrograde. I'm prepared for lots of changes, agreements made and then taken back, poor thinking and frustration on all sides, and possibly a delay in signing, hopefully after the 4th.) You can expect this kind of crazy too.
Saturn, the Taskmaster, has been retrograde for months and goes direct on August 25th, days after the Full Solar eclipse, which I will discuss in my next blog. Retrogrades mean looking at the past. With Saturn this always involves reviewing our life by looking at the past, our choices and mistakes. This period will also bring a peak to the Russia investigations, and take us from examining the past to looking at the present and how that affects us. It is also a very tough time for the USA and Trump, so expect lots of changes for both in late August and September. But more importantly it takes us forward, so expect new directions and new efforts to make changes in our country, the world and growth in our own lives.
Pluto and Saturn are dancing right now, the ruler of power and the ruler of all things material. Pluto is releasing some of its power bases to make room for the new revolution which is at the starting gate and ready to go. Saturn is making sure the changes are grounded and balanced, giving stability to the changes. It's a very positive relationship and promised REAL, permanent change.
And lets us not forget that Mars is in Leo too, fueling all this activity is the power of the Sun. Energy and anger are palpable. The forces at work in August are not to be taken lightly. Could we see the energy, it would be a whirlwind swirling all around us in a furious dance and we are at it's mercy.
It's time to let go. To embrace the Universe as our beacon to happiness, and turn away from the fake world all around us. We are in crisis, our planet is in crisis. It's time to get serious. To everything there is a season, and this is the time to get serious about how you live your life. Just try to ground yourself with meditation. Take a breather and rest more than usual to recover from the whirlwind around you. We can get through this, but it's going to take fortitude.
Many blessings and best wishes. Yvonne
Happy Birthday Cancers. It's your time when the Cancer Sun shines down upon us all, and the Sign ruled by the Moon is top dog. Cancers ruling animal is a Crab (not a wolf), because Cancers are so terribly sensitive to emotional hurts. A look, a word not meant to hurt, can still hurt a Cancer deeply, ergo the hard shell of their body to protect themselves from attack, emotional attack. Crabs also walk sideways, indicative of being unable to confront the hurts due to their extreme sensitivity. Cancers represent home, family, the foundation of your life. It's a powerful house in any horoscope, and extremely important. So this is a very important time for us all. It is time to shore up your friendships and family connections. It's time to confront hurts, to release anger, to bond and love and care for one another.
For years now I've been talking about building your tribe, and this month is the reason why. We are headed into some extremely rocky times, and your tribe will become very important in the next couple of months as the world is about to experience some major changes. Have people in your life you can commiserate with, share with, and be loved and healed with, and who will be there when you need them. Time to kick fair weather friends to the curb and cultivate TRUE relationships.. Bonding is King at this time. And also stock up on supplies - first aid kit, canned goods, water, batteries, toilet paper, etc. Like earthquake preparedness, this is the time to make your home your safety zone, with extra supplies "in case".
Cancer is the first of the Water Signs, signifying emotions. Now is a time to revisit your childhood, your home life, then and today. Make your home a really nurturing and safe space. Invite people over for warm gatherings, not festive parties. Tell people you love them. Call your Mom, send physical cards or write letters. Express your emotions. If there is trauma with someone, try to mend it. Have a pow wow and give it a shot. If it won't work, walk away wishing them well, but remove this trauma/hurt/pain from your life so you can heal. if something in your life causes you unhappiness, find a way to fix that. Balance your emotions so you are more grounded. Love yourself too. Stop the criticism and make a list of all your great qualities, gifts, etc. Look in the mirror and meet yourself, talk to yourself, love yourself.
Let's back track a few days to June 23rd which was a New Moon in Cancer, squaring Uranus/Eris in Aries, opposing Capricorn where Pluto (power/status quo) currently resides, and squaring Jupiter(lets overdo and make it bigger) in Libra. New Moons are new beginnings, or the potential for one. These planetary aspects are stress X4. We have reached a crisis point in time. The two eclipses in August are going to stir up a whirlwind - in fact the winds are blowing already. A Big, enormous change, in the fire Sign Leo, could trigger major crisis in our lives. We have to be ready to deal with a a lot, and that includes emotional stability to cope with these changes. I will be doing a separate blog about the eclipses in the next couple of weeks.
We also feel Neptune in retrograde creating an odd space in our lives, like half in our bodies and half drifting. There is a retrograde Mercury quality to it, like we are not using our full mind capacity. Neptune is spinning his web around us, making us think deep thoughts, spiritual thoughts, thoughts of making things better and dreaming them into being. Then there is Uranus/Eris squaring that Cancer energy. Emotional changes are bubbling up, ready to explore and modify. WHO ARE YOU is the question. Do you like that person? If not, why don't you change? How can you make yourself more useful and contribute to the world and all it's impending change? It's stepping up time. Own your personal power and stop letting others define you. And being emotionally grounded and content is key to balance. Bring emotional happiness and stability into your life.
On July 9, the full moon is in the mix of Mars inconjunct Saturn and the Sun opposing Pluto. More contentious energy. July 16-18 is a time of major protesting globally with Mars square Uranus/Eris and Venus square Neptune, with the violence factor in play. July 19-21 is the Sun Square Uranus/Eris. Revolution is in the air. And on the 21st Mars moves to Leo, his cousin and a happy place for him to be. Mars in Leo is bold, full of energy and drive and ego.
And this leads us into an extremely volatile August with a Full Moon eclipse on the 7th and a New Moon full solar eclipse on the 21st, exactly conjunct Trump's Ascendant. This may embolden him to take violent actions and incur the wrath of the nation, or might be his total undoing from the Presidency. Those of you who are not Trump fans should not celebrate the latter. His undoing will be from some catastrophic event bringing great sorrow to our nation. We are stepping into a serious time, not only here but globally. So this is why I tell you to get your act together. BOND with your friends and family for major support and create your community or tribe. Do this now, not when the crisis comes upon us.
Something very major is afoot, and we need to get it together. Forgive one another. Love one another. Build your tribe and your happiness levels. BREED love in your heart and kindness. Be a light worker and be a healer in these troubling times. Lose the bigotry, the hate, the bull headedness, the "my way or the highway" stance. We must be adaptable, flexible, and sensible. We need to step up and be leaders, or join in and follow someone who has vision and good energy. But the time of "my leader will fix it for me" is over and done with. Its a time of honoring yourself, dropping that low self esteem thing and OWNING who you are. It's time for us to be grownups. No more whining, or moaning and groaning, etc. Its a huge growth time for us. We learn from stress. We find ourselves blossoming in crisis. We will be called upon to participate in our tribe or family for our nations survival. Who is the USA? What do we do vs what we say we are? Are we the greatest nation on earth or the worlds bully? Who am I and what is my role in this change? What's important and what's pure, distracting, mindless crap? Live in authenticity and be a beacon for others. What are you vibrating? What kind of energy are your pouring into the pool? Loving yourself and creating a tribe is your task now. Be brave, bold and empower yourself and balance out your emotions. Take a chance on love, of opening up, on trusting again. Help others to do the same.
From a spiritual standpoint this is how I see it. Our divine discontent is to constantly learn and grow, to be better tomorrow than we are today. We are supposed to be in paradise here, enjoying the pleasures of the physical, which is not our natural state so it's a unique place, a place where the possibilities are truly endless. A place where our minds truly can manifest something instantly if we had the belief that it could and loved ourselves enough to feel we deserve it (it's said we use less than 10% of our brain, what could we create if we opened up to the full potential of our mind and our creativity?). But something awful happened along the way and we were enslaved by Fear. Every one of us has value and purpose, to ourselves, our families, our friends. We are a community, an ant hill if you will. We are supposed to love and heal each other, and instead we have let money rule the world, and are told our hearts don't matter. This cannot stand. GOD IS LOVE. He is not about money, or commercial success, he's about you being HAPPY and loving your life. How many of you out there are truly carefree, stress free and surrounded by love? You deserve it all. You deserve to be happy, fulfilled spiritually, loved and cherished, and you need to create that space for yourself. We've had time to change, to think, to analyze, to plan. Now it's time to act. To be prepared. To Step up. And this next 30 days is about really loving yourself and your tribe. Do you have friends who will get up at 2AM and come to your aid if you need it? Would you drop what you are doing for yourself and help another instead? Would you give some of your time to a cause or a little old lady down the street? Would you send love to the Trump voter, or send love to the Hillary voter and realize we are in this together and we MUST stop the path we are going down? Your soul came here now to participate in the change. Maybe in another life you did nothing, so you came back to do something in this one. Maybe you betrayed your tribe to save yourself. Can you sacrifice yourself for others now? How will you respond when trouble comes to your front door? This is our test, starting very shortly and lasting until Dec 2020. Like the commercial said, Just Do It! There is no more time to waste.
So start working through tough emotions, search for happiness. Say Thank You for your blessings and pray a lot. Meditate! Meditate! Meditate! We can do this, but the work is about to begin. Get emotionally ready for it.
Much love, and prayers, Yvonne
Hello Everyone and Happy June. This is my birthday month which always makes me happy. I am having a day of fun in St. Helena mid June with friends. I have been making lots of changes in my life for the better - epiphanies, new ways of doing things, new ideas. As I have been hammering for years now, it's the time to reinvent ourselves. This month is an odd one in that it's a time to have a lot of fun. Laugh out loud as much a you can. It's also a time for DEEP introspection with Saturn telling us "you can do this, we can make it happen!" Manifesting practical, grounded spaces in your life is more than possible, it's almost an imperative. ALL the planets have come to the Gemini party this month and are talking up a storm amongst themselves. It's a time to make things happen, make good changes, see a road ahead that you WANT to travel on. Hope is always eternal with a Gemini. The glass is almost always half full for me, never empty. I have a built in optimism that sustains me, and while the Sun shines in my sign, you can grab onto that optimism too. Yes, a lot of crap is still swirling around us, but must we wallow in it!?!?! What good does it do? None. Snap out of it and look for the good in your life. Get especially grateful now. Surely something in your life is working. Do you have a bed to sleep in, food in the refrigerator, the lights work, your car runs, etc. Say THANK YOU to the Universe for your blessings, your gifts. And say prayers for those who don't have so much to be thankful for. In Unity we are strong. Love Ye One Another. And have a party. Socialize. Reconnect. Forgive.
The New Moon in Gemini was Thursday the 25th of May. Venus was squaring Pluto that day too, making it a time for change, and a power struggle at the same time. Venus is love and harmony, Pluto is power and dominance. Venus does not appreciate Pluto's dominant stance on so many things, while Pluto thinks Venus is rather useless but for her looks. It's not a happy pairing, and squaring makes them all the more contentious. This is when Power tramples on Harmony. What do you value Venus asks? Is Power really that attractive or is it just out of control? VALUE issues will be with us for several days. it's time to find your core values and cement them and live them in your life. Speak to power, whether it's a mean boss, a neighborhood jerk; a school yard bully. Pluto doesn't expect a punch back, so surprise him. It will create some new thought in both parties, and inside us. It's time to question, and find answers.
Mars is square Chiron (our wounded self) and Saturn (our Taskmaster). Mars is restless while Saturn keeps him down. It is TIME to fix ourselves, look at our pain, clear it away and renew ourselves. Face your demons, look them in the eye, and FORGIVE yourself and others and let it go. It's a new world being born, a new us being born. YOU HAVE TO CHANGE. Just do it and stop making it a bigger issue than it already is! I have learned to shift my focus and look at things from different angles and it helped me change. I have asked myself why I put up with doing so many things I don't want to do, and I am reprioritizing my life and my days.
One step at a time is how it's done.
On June 1st Mars is sextile the Leo North Node. Leo is pride, Leo is ego, Leo is King. The South Node is now in Aquarius, mankind. It is time to stop being sheep and become a King or Queen. If we all stood up to Power, it would collapse. It is our FEAR of being ourselves which lets them rule, and rule more poorly as time passes, because we hold them to no standards.
Time to stop being a mouse and find your voice, whether in your personal life or the public arena. Wimps are out, sheeps are out, personal power is IN. This lasts until June 7. Make it happen by then! So much is about to happen in the world, be ready for it by clearing out your "stuff" soon and quickly. Make the effort or be left behind.
On June 4 Mars moves into Cancer till July 21, not a happy place for Mars - Mr. Fire. How does water affect fire? You get the picture. We're going to have low energy, fights with family, political fights and generally feel cranky as a daily undercurrent, but Gemini Sun will counter that greatly, so when you feel grumpy or frustrated, just count your blessings.
On June 6 Mercury moves into Gemini, it's home. Our brains are on fire with life and spirit and action. Venus moves into Taurus on this day too its home too, till July 6th. Love is home, love is in the air, real love, the stable kind. Settle your disputes, shower loved ones with gifts and flowers, make love and mean it, put some money away as you will probably make a little extra money. It's time to indulge in simple pleasures. Dinner and a long chat will seem like a slice of heaven.
Uranus also forms a perfect trine to the North Node in Leo. North Nodes are about Karma. North nodes are goals, destinies. South Nodes are old karma needing to be cleared up. Uranus teamed with the North Node is a time of epiphanies. See who you are with clear eyes. See where the changes need to be made, where the applause needs to happen. Being a unique individual, a role model, a leader is where we are headed. Roar like a Lion don't baaa like a sheep.
The 9th is a Full Moon in Sagittarius, the archer, the explorer, the adventurer and lover of learning. Ah but here comes Saturn conjunct those feelings with his tales of "be serious and slow paced" putting a damper on things. Saturn and Moon square Neptune too, making us dizzy with conflicting emotions. Even though you want to gallop off to an adventure, better to wait a couple of days and formulate a good plan. It's also the time when Jupiter turns direct (yeah!). Good luck begins to flow again, progress toward the future unfolds.
June 16th Neptune begins a retrograde journey. Neptune is home, in Pisces now. It's about spiritual awakening, and Pisces is the most emotional of the water signs. As other planets prepare to move into Cancer, the first water sign, we may feel emotionally overwhelmed for a few days, and if psychic, you may feel like you're being overwhelmed with input.
On June 21st, the Sun moves into Cancer, the Home. It's also the beginning of Summer! A change of seasons, mood and activities. But for the next month being with family and friends is very important, so plan get togethers and bond now.
June 24th is a New Moon in Cancer - redecorate your home; clean out closets; call mom and dad; send granny some flowers; connect, re-establish relationships, more bonding. If you find yourself alone, ask yourself WHY? What in you cut the ties? Whatever the reason, this is a good time to try to mend fences and embrace your family, warts and all.
On June 25 trouble kicks in with Mars, Jupiter and Pluto not playing nice. Ego and self-righteousness can rise up and make big issues bigger. June 25 - 28 just lay low. This is a no winner situation. Just staying out of the fight is how you win here. Headlines may raise an eyebrow too.
Don't forget that this summer is a recurrence of the Summer of Love. Fun times can be had. Artists in music, painting, movies, etc. can be very inspirational. Political push back is inevitable and riots and police vs the people will likely play out too. Be ready for all kinds of things. Lots of headlines. But don't forget the fun factor here. SOCIALIZE this summer. If you don't want to be out in crowds, throw parties at home. Otherwise get out there. Live. See the action in the streets, and go out there prepared. The 60's has been much maligned over the past decades, but I can tell you as someone who lived it, marched in it, reveled in the music and the art, and made lifelong friends in a cause to stop an immoral war, it was as good as it was bad, and people had courage and purpose. It wasn't all sex, drugs and rock and roll. People were committed. We were constantly told you can't fight City Hall, and found it to be one big lie. I was gassed by police in Chicago (It's an awful thing), pushed into window glass by police who knew we would be cut if it broke, watched a man in a wheel chair get bludgeoned by angry police as we were all being peaceful, a nun knocked to the ground right next to me. But we also saw the end of the draft; the right to vote at 18 vs 21; the changing of the nations minds about the war; a President have to back down to our will; and laws changed in lots of places for the Blacks, the Women's Movement and the Environment. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. But it's how you change things. And our work is now to change things again. So invest in yourself, invest in the activities this summer will offer, and write your congressman/woman - call, email, write actual letters, and get heard. Apathy has no place in the next few years. It's time to participate and change the world, while we change ourselves.
Have a lovely June. Much Love and best wishes, Yvonne.
So for me April has flown like a bat out of hell and it's Taurus time already. And April has been like a bat out of hell for many. Lots of energy, lots of anger, lots of change, lots of endings, lots of letting go, lots of loss. But its all making way for the new. What leaves now is leaving or making space for the new. Cry, scream and let it go. Something better is coming, something new is coming, something profound is coming. LET IT GO! Cry, scream and heal. You are giving birth to a new you, a new world, a new life. Cry, scream and let it go! Give into the birth the Universe is asking you to do. Evolve. Change. Grow. Push your Limits. Cry, Scream and Let it go! it's a hard and painful time I know, but its necessary to do this hard work now. Ice Cream and bubble baths are your friends now - stay away from liquor and drugs, they'll only make it worse. Try to stay sane while your world may look like its blowing up around you. It's like plowing a field in the spring, getting rid of the weeds, so you can plant the seeds of the next harvest.
We are leaving the time of Aries - the first born, the courageous warrior who came into the world alone and explored the possibilities for us all. He is fire and driven to "find" things, create things from his hands and his ideas. And Taurus, or Venus, is the Feminine nature within us. Venus is fertility. Venus is the unseen, the soft, the gentle, the yielding. Without her we are brutal only. So when we live in a world that disrespects women/feminine, we live in a world that is broken. It is a world off balance. and it is a world in crisis. Deep, deep crisis. And now that our government is filled with woman-hating sexists, proudly announcing women are worthless, not as good as them, cattle to be grabbed without permission, we are in deep, deep crisis of the feminine - being abused, denied and tormented, and a world in terrible crisis because the Heart Chakra is denied. Kindness, caring, supporting and loving are considered weakness. Our news casters and congress applaud bombing the Middle East like it's a game show, not death and destruction. Our planet is in Crisis from pollutants and our leaders are pretending it does not exist, because it will cost them money to mitigate their ways of doing business. Better the planet die than they lose a dollar. This is empty, heartlessness to the max, and so when the Sun is in Taurus, LOVE comes to the forefront. We will face our lack of it; we will long for it; we will ache for love, for our maker's connection, for our Higher Self connection, for the connection of others, but it HAS TO BE AUTHENTIC! Are the people in your life true or fake? Settle for nothing less than the real, and if you find all of them lacking, it's time to walk away and make way for the new. Find REAL connections this next 30 days and settle for nothing less. And if you find yourself alone, love yourself, heal yourself and open your heart to love. Low self esteem is an epidemic and you need to learn to love yourself, your uniqueness and your imperfections.
Taurus is the 2nd house of Values. What are your values? What do you honor? What do you think is important and what isn't? This is the question of the month. Your values have to be the highest possible, so you attract the right people, opportunities and options. Don't settle for the low road. I discovered years ago that when I accept something I don't like much because my options seem limited, I am in my own personal hell. If I say NO to that opportunity, suddenly new and better ones manifest almost instantly. Don't settle, reach for higher ground and live a higher purpose, higher energy, higher success in life.
On the 20th Pluto goes retrograde. Pluto is power, or the protection of power. He rules Governments, industry and institutions like Churches and Universities. This brings up power struggles in the world and lasts until September 30th. Pluto was leaving the close orb to Uranus and Eris, creating the push pull struggle of power and change. Going retrograde he goes back into connection to these two planets and digs up old wounds, reveals a need for change in our face, and Protesting will peak. The 50 years celebration of the Summer of Love is going to be very much like same, as there will be people against the government around the world, and chaos in the streets while war is waged in far too many places. Get ready for some turbulent times, and a turbulent summer.
New Moon moves in Taurus 5:15AM PST on the 26th. Taurus is Earth, the first Earth sign like Virgo and Capricorn. Earth signs will feel especially grounded, but regardless of your sign you can as well. Its a time to find your roots, your center, your support system. And again she is ruled by Venus, so there is great love here on this day. Come home to what is basic and important, not the advertising and media hype which creates a false world, a fake world with fake ideas, that do not bring happiness, which is why 90 Million people in America alone are on anti-depressants. Depression is a WARNING sign, not something to be medicated away. You are depressed because your soul, your mind are telling you, SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG and needs to be fixed. Are you depressed because you recognize the world is in crisis? Then get out there and do something about it, don't let them get you down. Let the healing powers of Taurus fill you up on this day and during this next 30 day period. It is the perfect time for healing many wounds if you make the effort.
On May 3rd Mercury in Taurus goes direct. Our minds return to sanity and we see the world more clearly. On the 10th Mercury enters Aries, so expect your mind to be racing around to take care of all those things you couldn't handle during the retrograde.
Mars moves into Gemini on the 11th, so expect to be doing many things at once and managing to balance it all somehow, like all Gemini's routinely do. There is a tendency to take on too much, so be sure to say later to some things so you don't lose your mind, or your energy. On June 6th is moves into Cancer, so you will slow down significantly then, so be sure you take advantage of his time in Gemini to get caught up.
On the 17th Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, the Sun, and Uranus are causing all kinds of action. The latter are letting go of the things that don't work in your life, while Jupiter and Neptune make us feel good about it all and give us a lot of optimism for the future. It's the start of new things, that will take time to build, but can be made manifest with effort.
We close this cycle on a note of letting go of a lot, because we are rebuilding our lives. It is time to cleanse, let go of what isn't working or making you happy, being OK with the void that release creates, knowing that the Universe abhors a vacuum and will fill it with something new and better for us, if we choose wisely and well.
I know things are hard right now for most of us. Keep the faith, the hope and the love in your heart. The wheel is always turning, and now it's time for cleansing. Embrace it rather than run from it, and it will be a lot less painful.
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Happy New Year everyone, the Astrological New Year has arrived. Aries time is here and it's all about the New, coming up with ideas, solutions, having adventures, tackling problems, and standing up for ourselves. Aries is selfish, because he is the first sign of the zodiac. He is an explorer in that he knew nothing when he was born, so he is brave beyond comprehension, fearless if you will, because he steps out into the world with wonder. He is a warrior. He is an idea person. He is looking for the new, and easily bored, so he is ever on the hunt for the next idea and adventure. A "9-5 follow the rules life" is about as far from an Aries as you can get. He demands freedom, he is fire, he is action, he represents the energy we have when we know where he is placed in your chart. For the next 30 days you need to embody these traits and get out there and find some adventures. Become fearless and take some chances. Have some FUN! It's the penultimate time for new beginnings.
Yet Mars vs the Sun must be considered too. Mars is in Taurus now, the second sign of the zodiac who is about material comforts and security and feeling safe. Taurus is steady and plodding, so our Mars is giving us a kind of duty and responsibility energy. Take care of necessities. Fix those broken things in your home. Clean out the garage or the attic. Secure your base and make yourself feel safe. And then go out and be someone else...adventurous and spontaneous. Knowing you have a secure home base, a sanctuary, is important in general but especially so now. Your home is your Oasis where you restore and renew. Taurus is also one of the rulers of Venus, so a nice home with harmonious beauty is also important. Make your home, your sanctuary, a lovely, healing soothing place to be.
Venus is still retrograde until April 16th, so don't be surprised if you break up with lovers and friends and give yourself the space to figure out how to make it work or move on. it's also a time when old Loves might appear, to start fresh or finally close the door once and for all. Time to define what love really is, what works for me and what doesn't, how can I heal myself and blame others less? What did my parents teach me that doesn't work for me and how to let that go and heal? Venus retrograde is a healing energy based on separating and looking within. The Universe is trying to help us heal now. Go with the flow and take the time to judge yourself and others a whole lot less. We're all trying to make it through some very harsh energetic times. We're like the laundry in the dryer being tossed around and can't get the door open, so we have to deal with this energetic chaos. Don't you want to let go of the past and feel more relaxed and free? Then do the work now and free yourself. It's about Self Love and its a process like peeling an onion. Layer upon layer will be revealed to us this year, while we also need to emerge into the world with each step and participate. It's a balancing act now of inner and outer work. Even if you have done work in the past and maybe didn't get as far as you'd like, this is the time to try again. The Universe needs us to heal, so we can go out into the world and be a positive force for change. If you still don't want to do your work, Oye, what can I say. You're setting yourself up for something far more painful than this work. Be good to yourself and set yourself free! I am also working on healing materials and blogs and hope to get that going soon. Check out the intro here.
Other planetary days to look out for are:
March 26: Mercury square Uranus: Surprises come to light; scientific breakthroughs, communications and tech may make surprising announcements. Expect something unexpected.
March 28: New Moon in Aries. Jump start time. New Moon, New Year energy. Time to implement new plans, help others, get it done.
March 31: Mercury in Taurus. Our minds go to beauty and security and Love. Our minds want peace, quiet, solid plans and actions. A time to work with Mars in Taurus to accomplish things in a steadier, slower way to achieve solid permanent results.
April 3: Venus retrogrades out of Aries into moody, dreamy Pisces. Your heart will soften and feel less angry and judgmental. Use this short visit for making amends if you can. Venus goes direct on April 15th - when love is in full bloom again.
April 6: Saturn goes retrograde so the past becomes important and its a time to clean up what you have tried to ignore. It's Saturn! Surrender. Do it ASAP and don't make it worse than it has to be. Saturn goes direct August 5th. Whether you bring it up yourself or Saturn drops it on your front door, now is the time to clean up the past.
April 9: Dreaded Mercury retrograde happens. it's finished May 5th. Take care of the old, don't do anything new for a while. Clean up, clear up, look over your shoulder. (You see the emerging theme, clean up your "to do's" and get ready for a new round of adventures.)
April 11: Full Moon in Libra means look at your relationships and make them better. Speak with love in your heart, speak with your Heart chakra fully open. Fences can be mended.
April 13-14: Sun conjunct Uranus is about revolution, wild cards, surprises. Start a new business, or get a great idea for one. Try something different in your life. Globally there is a lot of energy toward revolution or news that triggers a big upset from the masses. Breathe.
Much love to you all,
Well as Bette Davis once said, buckle up - it's going to be quite a month!!
The T-Square between Uranus/Eris, Jupiter and Pluto is going strong this month. On March 17th Eris and Uranus are exactly conjunct, which means they are bonded like never before and ready to rock and roll. The Revolution is going to hit it's stride - and we are in the thick of it by our being here now. When you add the Mars visit with Uranus and Eris already going on, it's a powder keg of energy, as brother Mars and sister Eris share a visit of fire energy and a combative nature. Then on the 9th Mars moves into stubborn Taurus/Venus energy. It's a frustrating place for Mars, being told to chill and be more loving and less aggressive - adding frustration to this already intense time. This intensity is esp strong from now till the 17th, escalating day by day as Eris and Uranus come closer and closer together. Get out there and exercise to vent your frustrations. Pay attention to world news (yes you need to go there. It's no time to turn a blind eye to what is happening. You have to be informed and PARTICIPATE.)
Today, March 4th, Venus in Aries goes retrograde. Venus in Aries is quite aggressive in her opposite sign of Libra. This is a cranky, out of sorts Venus now and will be for over 40 days from now (4/15). Expect relationships to be difficult. Issues buried rise up to be settled - one way or another. Old flames could return, for closure or a new beginning, but issues must be handled to clear the decks. And Venus is, OK I'll say it, rather bitchy right now, so compromise could be very touchy indeed. Add to the T-square drama mentioned above and you can see we are on an emotional roller coaster ride. Also Venus rules money, so there can be some monetary upheavals for some, or banking and the markets in general.
On the 4th Mars is trine Saturn, a day to get things done. Make it a work day instead of a lounging Saturday. You can get a lot done under this wonderful aspect, which is really in effect for the next three days. (I've been up since 6AM and getting lots done already!)
On the 12th Mercury is square Saturn, a difficulty in communications. Don't make verbal agreements, get it in writing, or better still don't make any agreements from the 11-12 as its just not a good time for negotiations at all.
The full moon on March 12th in Pisces is making us overly emotional and indulgent. And being in the midst of this March 17th "event" makes us quite unable to think clearly. Just try to be calm and don't let your emotions take you somewhere you'll regret later.
On the 13th Mercury enters Aries. Your mind is on fire with ideas, plans, inventions and go go go energy. It's also impulsive, and again, in this T-Square mix, an impulse to act first, think later. Breathe and try not to make some big mistakes.
The Sun is squaring Saturn the 16-18th. More bad energy right on top of the March 17th T-Square energy. Rules must be clearly defined (Saturn) while the Sun is in dreamy Pisces not wanting much reality. It's a "don't push me around" confrontation with the Sun wanting to run away from it all. I always say Pisces energy is like trying to catch water with your hands. Very little is caught this way. It's hard to pin down a Pisces. But Saturn will be demanding it, and again, we have more fuel to the T-Square fire.
I fear something quite awful might happen during this period, and I so hope I am wrong. I am taking a break up in Sonoma the 12-14, to chill out and relax and hopefully figure out a few things. The wine country always calms my nerves. Do what you can to center yourself, esp with Meditation.
Shameless plug approaching :) ..... I have been working on a home made How to Meditate audio session which I hope to complete today (see sidebar). It tells you how to meditate and prepare for same, and then there is an actual guided meditation session. It's $19.95 which I hope is considered a fair price for those of you who need it. Meditation will soothe your nerves, help you feel emotionally centered, and has many health benefits. It's an extremely necessary tool during these times, and really will change your mood dramatically.
But all this energy is also about CATHARSIS! It's the process of releasing strong, and repressed, emotions. Clear the air, even if it means some battles along the way. Hiding from confrontation will only make it worse. Remember, there can be kissing and making up in the end, but the emotional blocks must be opened, which will likely involve some considerable anger. But in the end, some of that baggage you carry around will be released. We are trying to clear up our crap, let it go, and feel more free and light and hopeful. And never forget that when you clear up some of your issues, that energy helps many others on an energetic level attempt to clear up their issues. Like a rock skipping on the water, your good moves brings a ripple of good energy to the many.
The Sun is now in Pisces, the sign of Spirituality and Deception (always opposites). Neptune is here, in its home sign, and Mercury till the 14th, so there is a strong undercurrent of spiritual growth potential. On March 20th when the Sun moves into Aries, you should have some kind of plan in place for the astrological New Year. The Moon is void of course on this day, a time of quieted emotions, and a space for thinking things through. And its in practical Capricorn giving us a Saturnian sensibility of solid, practical progress.
Also on the 29th Venus and Mars are inconjunct - a love at first sight kind of aspect about 3PM. Get out and about if you're looking for something spontaneous and fun. But it is an inconjunct so this person will push some buttons to teach you something about yourself.
On the 23rd two "suspicious" aspects take place between Mercury and Pluto and Mercury and Uranus from 6-10PM. Grudges, wrongfully suspecting someone of something, etc. might rear up. Bite your tongue and avoid an argument neither will likely win.
Finally on the 30th, Jupiter exactly squares Pluto, making some think they can exploit others for gain. It's an aggressive energy more about excess and likely losses than pie in the sky wishes come true. I suggest you don't go near any business deals today.
As you can see it's a crazy and powerful month. Hang in there, pray for the World and all it's inhabitants, and Meditate to keep you grounded through the turmoil!
Much love and best wishes, Yvonne