It's the end of March, almost. Several things to look for this week. Its a week of bonding, building bridges and being grateful for friends and family and lovers. Then a big burp on Saturday that will shake the harmony, followed by new beginning on Sunday. Welcome to 2014, the year of the roller coaster ride.
Jupiter is in full force in its direct movement now, and remains in Cancer until mid July. Like Venus reminding you that community sustains you, Jupiter in Cancer reminds you how important family really is. Work on authentic emotions, bonding with your family or creating a surrogate family to sustain and support you. Treasure them now, and these relationships will sustain you in years to come. Thinking only of yourself won't cut it anymore.
The Sun moved into Aries on the 21st, so now we are full in Spring. Plant seeds, clear away, get ready for a clean start. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. The one who starts everything. It's bold, dynamic energy is ruled by Mars. And right now Mars is in Libra, so the Sun and Mars are in opposition the next few weeks. Mars wants what it wants when it wants it, and anything that puts the brakes on that spontaneity is not appreciated even a little bit by Martians. Short tempers or long talks to sort things out. Or Brash new ideas and the energy to carry them out. Then Mars puts on the brakes in Libra and says "think this through" something spontaneous Aries does not have the time or patience for. Expect stops and starts and then stops again as the energy we all use is confused for a while. I keep yammering about new, but this month is screaming it. Start over, do something new, implement an idea, open a business. Its about beginnings.
Monday through Friday are great aspects between Mercury(Pisces) and Jupiter(Cancer). Sign contacts, start relationships, business partnerships. On Friday you'll have great epiphanies about something, so be ready to listen to spontaneous ideas that come to mind, making things even more exciting. Then on Saturday it could all blow up as Venus is trine retrograde Mars and squaring Saturn. What starts off as a great day for romance, could end in lost opportunities by not expressing affection or rejection because you did. Chill as much as you can on Saturday. It could be a roller coaster ride, but a short lived one thank goodness.
Finally our 2nd NEW MOON of the month happens, and it's also in the sign of Aries. Whatever you have been thinking about doing, starting, saying.....DO IT! If Saturday went sour, pick yourself up and try again. This second new moon of the moon is rare, even though it happened in January too. In the sign of Aries "new" has an even greater meaning. Take a risk and make changes in every area of your life, especially your inner work of finding what is not working within you and fixing it by making changes within yourself. Sunday is a trigger day, setting the tone for the next week.
Everyone I know is very stressed right now. So much going on and the unconscious awareness of the crazy energy around is follows us everywhere. We are in a storm, because we are supposed to be changing. This is Karma time. Make those changes, step up to the plate, make moves or do it again in another lifetime when the same kinds of energy converges. We chose to be here now in the chaos for a very important reason. I hope you are turning within and working with your spiritual self, because this is the way out of the quagmire. Be a leader, not a victim right now, and suddenly life will be a whole lot of fun. Take a leap of faith. It's time for your big adventure!!!
Sunday night was a full moon in Virgo. This is a critical full moon, so don't get too pessimistic or consumed by details. Let go of past mistakes and stop wasting time and energy on "what if". You can't change the past. You can change the future by learning what mistakes you made and making sure you are smarter about things next time. Then breathe and let it go. Full Moon energy lingers a while, so shake it off, forgive yourself and move on. It's also a great time to get rid of those to-do's that haunt you, so you can feel freer.
Monday, Mercury is now moving into Pisces for a few weeks. But this time it's direct. Whew. Its still a wacky place for Mercury, the sign of the intellect, logic, reason, surmising, theorizing - but it's in Pisces, so be ready to let emotions come in and put in their two cents worth. Yes logic gets to compromise now. Give equal weight to emotions, traditions, feelings, art, dreaminess, creativity and mystery. You can't see the air, but you are inhaling it right now. It exists, even though you can't see it. Lots of things exist we can't see. Time to acknowledge the spiritual, the hidden, the mysteries of the Universe and make decisions not just on logic and reason but on hunches, feelings, intuition and even dreams.
Tues Venus in Aquarius sextiles Uranus in Aries. Sextiles are friendly, Uranus is surprises, Venus is love and beauty. Be ready for excitement, surprises and fun in the fame of love. Be spontaneous, take a chance, make a move, be adventurous.
Thurday the Sun moves out of dreamy Pisces this week into action oriented Aries. Aries, as the first sign of the zodiac, is a trail blazer and all about NEW, you know the keyword for the year. Spring is here, shake off the winter, the past, the mistakes and the shoulda-woulda-coulda's and begin anew. Do a spring dance in your living room and welcome the new year, for in astrology March 21 is the first day of the year. But remember Mars, the ruler or Aries is currently retrograde, so don't be surprised if you hit a few bumps in the road. Keep trying, you will succeed.
Saturday Mercury is conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This is Mind nuzzling up with the spiritual guardian of us all. Dream big, practice gratefulness in everything, make big plans, dream big, ask yourself how you can help the Universe shift the world into its new dynamic...a movement, a career, changing yourself. Let your mind wander to dreamy things and you'll come up with some great ideas.
Happy February everyone. Did you notice how January just flew by with a zillion changes in your life happening almost by the minute? Did you lose some friends, make some new ones? Is your head still spinning with ideas? Are you implementing them? This is not the season for the faint of heart. Get off the sofa and step into the world with ideas. A new career, a new company? New interests. New friends. New ways of doing things. It's new - new - new.
And this year is all about that. The world herself is changing. Her global warming is her telling the surface dwellers to stop mistreating her. How much can one Mother Earth take before she has to slap her children around to get some respect? She nurtures and sustains us. What would we do without ground to walk on, air to breath, water to drink and food to eat? SHE provides all this for us, and we have, as a whole, because whether you are the perpetrator or the spectator, we have all made or allowed this to happen. Be the change. Be the courage. Be a spiritual warrior and make a difference in the world. This is the call for the next 18 months. This is the time you were born to live for, to be here to be part of the change. Be excited. Let things go that do not work for you and before you blink they will be replaced with much better 'stuff'. Listen to your dreams, there is gold there. Write them down the second you awaken so you remember them. Listen to the still small voice that whispers, "good move, forgive mistakes, go for it, take a chance." And the more you listen, the more that voice grows within and guides you in your every move so life is easier, more interesting and challenging in a good way. This is psychic ability, intuition or knowing. This is how it all begins, the change from material domination to spiritual connection which will lead us into a better, more loving, more spiritual place in our world and in our hearts. And this month will take us their in trial by fire. Buckle up, here comes the next dose of change.
Pluto and Uranus are still in battle, and now Jupiter, the planet of expansion to all it touches, is egging them both on to fight more, fight harder. The stress has escalated greatly. Think of this energy as invisible currents swirling around you. You can't see the energy, but you are tired, you are confused, you are restless, you are angry, you are needing "something" even if you don't quite know what that is yet. We are being PUSHED to change if we aren't doing it voluntarily. If we are on the path, its getting easier. Change is feeling like a way of being, living. Remember, mankind has created static, fixed paradymes…but the Universe IS constant change. Get on the surf board and ride the wave, feel the freedom, feel the exhilaration and change your lives. Whether you are 20 or 90, its time to be open to all possibilities. Release the old, especially people who bog you down. The people you work with and socialize with are very influential in your life. Make sure those influences are POSITIVE. You cannot make people change, and you must save yourself so you can carry out your mission. They will come around, or not, but its not your job to fix them. It's all about changing ourselves and thereby changing the world that matters now.
Every major planet is being aspected now. This is powerful stuff. Mars is in Libra for 7 months (it's normally 6 weeks). Its a phenomenal stay for this planet, and in a sign its not happy being with. Libra is the diplomat, Mars is the warrior. Push Pull. It's opposite Uranus, and therefore also squaring Pluto, a stressful T-Square. It's a tug of war energy every single day now. Get a lot of rest. You're spiritual/psychic self is being hammered, like a pizza dough maker kneading his concoction. We are changing, reshaping, even our DNA is changing. We are like embryos growing in the womb of life, growing into something else and about to be reborn. It's a magical time, but no one said it would be easy.
Mercury goes retrograde in Pisces on the 6th and direct in Aquarius on the 28th. The whole month is about mental confusion. Make decisions from your heart, not your head. Logic is trumped by emotion. March 1 Mars goes retrograde - look over your past actions, what needs fixing. And Venus in Capricorn just went direct. Endings have new beginnings, new beginnings may end. Or they will grow into something quite stable and lasting. But its serious emotions. No playboy energy here. Be real or move on, the God's will not favor you if you don't honor your commitments.
It's a month for internal review. Be introspective. Manage yourself. Fix what is broken. Look at yourself naked in the mirror and fix what you don't like, and I mean your soul, your spiritual self, your Karma. Pluto, the transformer, is in harmony with Chiron, the wounded healer now. It's the perfect time to look at our dark sides and find resolution and the ability to change. This is deep, soul important digging. It is changing your old patterns for new ones that bring you greater happiness. Forgive yourself and move forward like the new born you are becoming. I repeat, its a magical time. You can really transform into someone completely new if you do the work. And this time next year you will be amazed at who you are and how much better your life is everyday.
Nurture the good, especially good relationships, and discard the downers in your life, even if its a long held, secure job. If it does nothing but pay you while you suffer through 40+ hours doing what you hate surrounded by people you do not resonate with, you must break free. If long term relationships have gone south, move on. Every door that closes opens with new things that are so much better for you, don't let fear hold you back. The Universe loves you. How much do you love you??? Nurture that little child within who needs love and acceptance and forgiveness, so the Whole You can emerge as an Adult and lead the world. You are a light worker, the trumpet has sounded, time to get out there and show the way to others. This is how we change the world, one person at a time. Good luck to you on your journey. Ask for help via prayers, meditation, healing sessions or just talking to your Higher Self. Angels stand around you everyday waiting for you to ask for help. Just say,"Dear Angel, I am lost, afraid, confused, but I want to be an amazing person. Help me forgive myself, release my past and be the best i can be." They will rejoice and help you immediately. I suggest this conversation before you go to bed at night, and when you sit up in the morning, thank the Universe for your life, be grateful, and more to be grateful for will follow. I know it can be daunting, but I know you can do it. I wish you the best of everything!
July is the sign of Cancer the Crab ruled by the Moon, so its a time of emotional exploration. Cancer is also the ruler of the home, so family and close friends are important now. Cancers are the mothers of the zodiac. They are deeply sensitive so watch your words with them. Most Cancers are quite caring, and Venus in Cancer in a person's chart is a great indicator of someone who can love with a sense of deep caring and commitment. Cancers can be relied upon and are quite faithful. On July 21 the Sun moves into Leo, the big cat, king of the jungle and the showman. Now is a quieter time. Enjoy it while it lasts. July 22nd the sun moves to Leo and there will be lots of activity for those 30 days.
This month has several interesting aspects. Only July 7th Saturn, the planet of discipline, whether we like it or not, moves forward and delays will turn to action. You can finally get things done again. And its also time again to wrestle with those new deep lessons which Scorpio has in mind for you (hopefully during the last 6 months you have been clearing away the old and are ready for more new garbage to sift through, as Saturn has come there for a 2.5 year stay.) This is not an easy Saturn for anyone, but especially Scorpios, Leo, Taurus and Aquarius will have the hardest lessons to learn. We are churning up our "garbage" and bringing into the light of day. No more buried secrets as they are all coming out whether a person, government or corporation likes it (Bradley Manning, Snowden, Julian Assange for an example of the government's dirty laundry coming out of hiding.) Pluto is the ruler of power and institutions and is being challenged by the planet Uranus, demanding a new way of doing things (note Egypt and Brasil as well as "Occupy" here.) Masculine power is losing it's hold on the world, as the Goddess drifts into our consciousness to open our heart Chakra's. Are you ready to let Her in? The desire to be a kinder, more caring world is beating in the hearts of tens of millions around the globe. This is the time you've been waiting for - a new world as a new sense of fairness embeds itself in our genes. So if you are changing, ending or beginning, you are on target and part of the new World Order. Scorpio is cleaning out our closets so the Goddess can fill that space within us. Therapy, energy work, self help courses in the power of being positive are excellent now. Positive attitudes brings Her closer.
Our idea of God in this world is mostly the masculine. The Goddess is his counterpart. They are equal in importance and power. Make no mistake about it. She is coming to restore order. Our world is so out of whack, tilted to the most extreme masculine energy and the very worst spectrum of that energy. Greedy and selfish is good, caring is weakness. And I am not talking about men - I'm talking about energies. These energies should be equal 50/50 - but it's more like 90/10 now. So She's coming back to tip the scales to where it should be - neutral. Neither the feminine or the masculine should rule. They are equal halves of a whole and must battle each other for the balance.
All the negativity you have within you is hidden because you put it there and you don't want to go there and deal with it. Well its time to go there and deal with it. It's not as bad as you fear and its soooo freeing when you face this stuff. When She comes, will you welcome her into your heart with openness, love and wonder? Or will you keep Her at bay with your negativity? The feminine "God" is coming. Coming to fill your heart with love and caring and fill you with so much joy that you want to love everyone else and bingo! - the world is fixed. The attitudes of today just will not be tolerated anymore and it will all be replaced with kindness and caring for each other. We must balance ourselves to become good landlords as we give Her space within us, and Saturn in Scorpio is giving us the tools to do that by making out temple ready for a Goddess. She comes softly and quietly, so be on the lookout for Her. The change will be subtle, not dramatic. Its soft feminine energy. Like a gentle breeze or a whisper. She will slip into your heart like a mist or smoke trial. We must love one another in a genuine, compassionate way then everything will fall into place. And you will have helped her strike the balance be welcoming her energy into your life.
Finally, Mercury is retrograde in Cancer now till June 20th, and give it a few days after that before your head clears. Its an emotional Mercury - you will respond to situations with lots of emotion. Watch your temper. Try not to make big decisions now - you're not thinking as clearly as you would like to. But its not all bad news. Retrogrades are for looking over our shoulder and seeing if you forgot something. Take care of things that have been piling up. Don't start new stuff if you can help it. Don't have surgery now. Doctors and Nurses are not thinking clearly either. Finish up the old, give yourself a clean slate so you can start new things at the end of July, just as the sun moves into happy, cheerful, fun-loving Leo.
Finally July 17-19 is a Grand Trine in Water signs - a very auspicious time. It's emotional water energy, so expect some deep thinking about your life to be going on. You will get ideas about how to be a better you.
when Mercury goes direct. Isn't it amazing what a synchronized clock the Universe truly is?
Good luck with your journey. It can be hard some days, but its all worth it. I know you can do it.
The times we live in now are all about change and will be for several years. Being a better and happier person is the goal. Don’t think of it as bad times, think of it as if you are a phoenix rising from the ashes to a new, better you. Flexible is the keyword. Adapt. Good things ARE coming and our minds and beliefs will manifest just what that will be.
May is the time of Taurus the bull, ruled by Venus, and an Earth sign. Taurus’s are steady, love comfort, are slow to warm to you then loyal to you for life once you bond. They are offended by vulgarity, love manners and are deeply sensuous - taste, touch and smell are important to them. 300+ thread count sheets, fine wine in lovely glasses, scented candles, cozy lounging by the fireplace, comfortable but pretty clothing, and soft music that takes you away place of softness and beauty. Taurus adds to the mood of sensuousness for everyone. Its a time for pleasure, conformity, abundance and loyalty. it’s spring. On the 21st the sun moves into Gemini - totally different energy (light, airy, fun, curious and flighty) which I will discuss in next month’s column.
This month there is a Solar Eclipse on May 10th. It takes a while to feel the impact of an eclipse usually 3-6 months, but you'll be prepared for its energy by knowing whats coming. This eclipse in Taurus affects the earth and water signs very favorably - Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. If you've been feeling powerless or hopeless, this will change. Its a new beginning for you. It will restore you energy. A great time to start a solid health regimen too. The air and fire signs are at odds with this eclipse - Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. Leo’s, Libra’s and Aquarius will need to resolve problems which will come to a head and demand resolution.
(Read your sun AND rising sign)
ARIES: Values and resources are tested. Time to let go of unrewarding jobs, wasted efforts and pouring money after bad results. Release and be free, despite any losses. It will make room for the new.
TAURUS: This eclipse at home will give you more energy, give you opportunities for a new start and clear up any depression which may have been brewing.
GEMINI: Time to grow as a spiritual being. Meditate, pray, rejoin the church or find a new one, read uplifting books. Your inner self needs nurturing and the stars are making sure you do so.
CANCER: You know the status quo is not working, and the time for procrastination is over. Use this new found energy to make changes you know you should be making.
LEO: Been thinking about quitting that dead end job and starting your own business? Well the time has arrived.
VIRGO: Organized Virgo has all their ducks in a row, ready to launch - when something comes along to stop those plans and make you turn left or right towards something else.
LIBRA: Let go of that relationship. Being with someone who is not good for you is not better than being alone!
SCORPIO: That relationship will be revitalized and can move forward with gusto, whether personal or professional.
SAGITTARIUS: Let go of old patterns. You are not going to change/fix them. Time for a new attitude and new vistas to visit.
CAPRICORN: Step out of your practical comfort zone, and be creative. This will give you the answers, inspiration and change you seek.
AQUARIUS: Fix those family/home based issues now so you have a solid foundation to work from. Opportunities will be lost if you’re not ready for them.
PISCES: Give up some of those ideas and focus on one or two and you will find solid results. Avoid arguments with difficult people. You can’t win right now.
See you Next month! Yvonne