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Aquarius Full Moon

August 13, 2019

The Full Moon in Aquarius perfects August 15th at 8:05 AM MDT. Aquarius Moon is about friends, fairness and emotional limits. When you meet someone with an Aquarius Moon they can seem detached or cold if you don’t have much air in your own chart. But the reality is, they can be the most supportive humans if it involves you being YOU. They don’t attach themselves to your outcomes and limit their investment in your emotional problems. Thursday’s Full Moon asks us to honor this egalitarian perspective, detach from the ego driven, goal setting of Leo, and charge forward with no attachment to the outcome. The Sun is borrowing energy from Venus, so it’s easy to get caught up in the shallow side of Leo and Venus, but the Moon’s message speaks to a healthy sense of self-love, which allows us to love others without condition....

The Sleeping Lion New Moon

July 30, 2019

The New Moon in Leo is exact Wednesday, July 31st at 9:11 PM MST. This is the time to imagine how you’d like to shine. Make a plan. Plant the seed. With the Moon in its dark phase and the Sun in its own sign, we need to be conscious of not putting our egos ahead of our emotional well-being. Mercury is still in the sign of the Moon – Cancer – and is stationary, so this week should be extra full of miscommunications and emotional over reactions (and forget about your tech cooperating). With the Moon hiding in the dark, the true emotional motivation of things won’t be apparent right away. Try and hold off on reacting until you have some facts. The mood is passionate (and not very objective) with the elemental concentration being in fire....

Partial Lunar Eclipse- Take the Restraints Off

July 15, 2019

Tomorrow at 3:38 PM MDT is the perfection of the Full Moon in Capricorn, it’s also a partial Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse happens when the earth gets between the Sun and the Moon and blocks the Moon from being able to reflect the Sun’s light. Eclipses are not times of manifesting, and because this Lunation is attached to the South Node of the Moon it’s like a double message to let things go. It’s about releasing restrictions, needless boundaries, hindering beliefs and negative self-talk. Beyond that, it’ll depend which house it’s in for you personally and what it is aspecting in your natal chart. Because it’s Capricorn, it is directly connected to issues around respect- self-respect, professional respect and a need to be taken seriously. What’s being blocked is how we nurture ourselves and others. There’s definitely a lot of nostalgia wrapped up in this Eclipse, so longing for warm fuzzies from your childhood is likely....

Solar Eclipse in Cancer

July 1, 2019

This week we have a solar eclipse / New Moon in Cancer shortly after Mars and before Venus change signs, but just before Mercury is about to station retrograde. It’s a lot. The good news is, Mars will move out of Cancer, shifting the energy from being driven by our emotional reactions to a more outgoing and creative expression of Mars. In Cancer, mars is pretty miserable as it’s the sign of its fall. Mars in Cancer in a person’s natal chart can be really productive, but when it transits that sign, it can be uncomfortable for those of us who don’t understand that cancerian motivation. Mars is more comfortable in a fire sign, but Leo’s a fixed fire sign, so things will slow down a  bit. That’s a good thing, because it includes people’s mood swings. What comes with Mars in Leo (anything in Leo really) is drama....

Pallas Athena- The Champion in our Chart

July 1, 2019

The Champion in a Chart By Tracy Quinlan (This article first appeared in the November 2018 issue of NCGR’s Memberletter) Pallas Athena asks us- what will you fight for? The asteroid is an important tool in astrology given the landscape of the world’s current politics. As marginalized populations work to rise through their repression and a persistent dichotomous environment continues to ferment and fester, Pallas’ message is crucial. There has been some great work done connecting Pallas in the natal chart to career and aptitude, and I agree the asteroid can be an incredible key into vocational astrology, especially for clients searching for meaning through their work, but Pallas also shows us what it is we will champion. The Myth Origins of Pallas Athene and Athena are speculated upon and the stories vary....

A Full Moon Made of Big Dreams

June 15, 2019

Happy Full Moon! This one’s loaded with big ideas and even bigger dreams. The Moon is in Sagittarius and the Sun in Gemini. This polarity is about grand ideals vs. the smaller pieces of information. It can also be looked at taking a leap of faith vs. waiting until you have all the information to inform your decision. All of these are important and the sweet spot lies somewhere in the middle. What’s interesting in this Full Moon chart are the planets in charge. Jupiter would have the final say in matters, being that it’s the final dispositor for all the personal planets (this just means that if you follow the trail back through which planets rule which signs most rods lead to Jupiter), but we still have Saturn in his own sign. It’s probably good since the only planet in a fixed sign is Uranus....

Moon Phases- Breathe

June 7, 2019

My first awakening to natal Moon phases was in a conversation with a fellow astrologer. I found her to be a ray of sunshine (generally speaking). She was easy to laugh, open and lovely to be around. Her overall positivity was contagious. When I discovered that she had the same Sun and Moon as a close friend who had a very similar chart, I was surprised. The friend leaned more towards dour than sunshiny, took very little risk, preferred her own company – in general didn’t really like other people much- they were so different from each other. The biggest astrological difference was in their Moon phases. The ray of sunshine was born during a New Moon phase, while the friend was born during the balsamic or waning crescent phase. Shortly after meeting my new astrologer buddy I was out for a meal with friends of my husbands, none of whom know me very well....

New Moon in Gemini

June 3, 2019

This quote really resonated for me when I was preparing for this New Moon blog post – “The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard  that food came out of his nose.” Garrison Keillor. Then I realized that this New Moon happened in my 3rd house which which is the house of siblings. The highlight of my childhood was making my brother and sister laugh so hard they couldn’t breath, and since Gemini rules the lungs this all fits perfectly. New Moons are for making plans, this is when the seed of an idea comes along and you decide how to move forward with it. It’s a dark Moon so launching things won’t be seen during a new Moon, so planning is the best use of this lunar phase. The Moon in Gemini highlights communication, community, decisions, and information gathering, so if you have intentions around these areas it’s time to get to planning....

Scorpio Full Moon

May 17, 2019

Tomorrow we have a Full Moon in Scorpio perfecting at 3:11 PM MDT. Scorpio Full Moons are usually intense, but this particular lunation packs some extra emotional punch. The Moon and Mars are in each others signs– signs neither like to be in. Mars likes to take action but in Cancer can feel paralyzed by to many emotions. The Moon is all about emoting and Scorpio is the master of hiding it’s emotions, so the combination is emotional frustration. This full Moon will potentially shed light on long buried emotional stuff. We’ve been in an extra long period of purging and that theme is carried through- even magnified – during this lunation. With Venus in her sign of stuff, beautifying and simplifying your space can help clean out emotional back log. This is an important time to rest and recuperate....

New Moon in Taurus – Self-Worth

May 2, 2019

The New Moon in Taurus will perfect on May 4th at 4:45 pm MST. When the Moon is in Taurus it’s in its sign of exaltation. This means that the Moon is very comfortable in Taurus. Think of it like that house guest who feels comfortable enough to wear your robe and eat all your food. If we couple that with the ruler Venus in Aries being ruled by Mars in Gemini and Mercury in Aries- this Taurus Moon is more energetic than a Taurus Moon usually would be. Add all of that to the New Moon phase and this is a buzzing time. Everyone is ready for change, chomping at the bit even. Out with the old and in with the new- that’s all good if you’ve done the hard work Saturn and the Nodes are demanding right now, but if you haven’t done the purging, there won’t be any room for anything new....

Horoscopes for May 2019

April 30, 2019

  Horoscopes are here! Astrologically I was personally getting my ass kicked in terms of planetary transits. It’s eased up a bit but all those triggers have left me a wee bit burned out, so hopefully these resonate. It was hard for me to even focus. To inspire myself I went looking at pictures of owls. I don’t know why, other than I love owls, but then I decided to pick an owl for each sign to illustrate this months astrological energy. I hope you enjoy them. For everyone, this is an emotional time. Many of us are being forced to face our pasts and let things go. The New Moon on the 4th will be the perfect time to take a good look at what direction you want to go in next, and the Full Moon mid-month will unearth a lot of buried crap....

Libra Full Moon

April 18, 2019

  The Full Moon phase is a time to harvest what you’ve grown. You may feel desperate to make changes – it’s okay to do so if you’re continuing something or picking up a project, person or hobby you’d stepped away from. Starting something brand new probably won’t go anywhere. In the Early Morning on Friday April 19th we’ll have a Full Moon in Libra. This lunation is special and intense. The Sun and Moon will be at 29 degrees which is the last beat at the end of the Sun’s run in Aries. The Libra Full Moon highlights a desire to be more social- to reach out to people and connect. Relationships of all kinds are at the heart of this Full Moon. With it being at 29 degrees I predict a heavy dose of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), but it will pass....

Jupiter Retrograde

April 11, 2019

“The Hermit” Art by Cathy McClelland It’s that time of year. Jupiter has an annual  4 month retrograde cycle. It begins just as the Sun is moving into a very positive aspect to Jupiter, both celestial bodies being dignified and strong, so there will be a lasting spark of optimism in the beginning of the cycle. Both Jupiter and the Sun are being challenged though. Mercury in emotional Pisces is presenting a challenge to express messy emotions while Pluto, the South Node and Saturn are challenging the Sun to take responsibility for the past and one’s own transformation. It’s a lot. As always, Jupiter retrograde is a time to go within and examine where we are ideologically. Are we living our truth? We are being asked to evaluate our personal ideas of right and wrong. Do our relationships, job, actions (depending on the house Jupiter is in your chart), reflect our moral values?...

New Moon Bravery

April 4, 2019

On Friday April 5th at 2:50 am MDT we have a New Moon in Aries coming at us. Moon in Aries is about being brave, initiating projects, trying new things, playing and looking at things with fresh eyes. It’s perfect for setting New Moon intentions and being courageous in your goal setting. You can achieve more than you ever dreamed if you shove fear and self-doubt out of the way and just try. Often, our egos get in the way. We’re afraid to fail, we’re afraid to succeed. All of it leads to change and most humans fear change more than anything. Not one person ever achieved their wildest dreams by playing it safe. The warning of an Aries Moon is to avoid being naive or taking short cuts. With Saturn in Capricorn, laziness and the easy way will not be rewarded....

Earth Sign Horoscopes April 1st

April 1, 2019

Earth Signs Horoscopes- Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn Taurus – I’m going to just say it. You guys feel better than you have for a while. More optimistic, less overwhelmed. It’s good. Taurus has had a rough go for a while now, especially those of you born at the very beginning of the sign. Well, there are still more surprises and shake-ups in your future. Luckily you’ve got some practice now, so it won’t be as jarring. The nice thing is the planets are swinging your way and your comfort level will increase as the month progresses. Take care of yourself and show the special people in your life how much they mean to you, you’re gushier than usual so the time is right. I suggest extra chocolate and snuggles. Make sure to have your eye to the future on the New Moon on 5th, that way YOU are directing the change in your life rather than just letting it all happen to you....

Air Signs Horoscopes

April 1, 2019

Air Signs Horoscopes  – Gemini, Libra & Aquarius Gemini- Oh Gemini. I feel your pain. This Mercury retrograde has been particularly rough on you. There have been too many emotions for you air thinkers to sort out. Between all the feels and your technology pooping the bed, it’s been rough. The good news is….well it’s going to be a while yet, and with Mars moving into your sign you’ll probably get angry before you get sorted. That’s cool. As long as you’re letting all the emotions out, you’ll be fine. In a couple of weeks your ruling planet will be much happier in the sign of Aries- Mercury and Mars will be working together while they’re in each other’s signs. For now- just breathe. Mentally escape into something that is a happy distraction and find people or things that make you laugh, like puppies…go find puppies....

Water Sign Horoscopes April 1st

April 1, 2019

  Water Sign Horoscopes– Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces Cancer – I can’t imagine the level of emotional stuff you’ve experienced in the last couple of weeks. The last full Moon was a doozy and there was little astrological support for you. Of course it depends on the rest of you chart, but if you are curled up under the covers eating icing out of a container, I wouldn’t blame you. The need to escape or hide has most likely been pretty overwhelming. Unfortunately life goes on and we have to try to keep up. The benefit to a cycle like we’re in is it’s designed to expose things that are hidden. Although that’s not easy for the crab, it’s necessary and healing. I’m gonna suggest that a healthy dose of f*@! it may be the way to move through some of the stuff right now, and remember to ask for a hug when you need one....

Fire Sign Horoscopes April 1st

April 1, 2019

Fire Signs – Aries, Leo & Sagittarius Aries – You may feel like you’ve lost direction. You can pick up speed now, but there are too many choices- at least it seems that way. Sleep may be illusive as your brain is working overtime with all the projects you want to tackle or decisions you need to make. Try to prioritize; it’ll make moving forward more productive. You’re chattier than usual and your filter may not be working. That’s fine – just prepare yourself for a little bite back from people who aren’t digging your honesty.  Then again, depending on what the rest of your chart looks like, you may just truck through the next few weeks unimpeded. If this is the case, be sure to cross your T’s and dot the I’s. Missing the details could kick you in the butt later on....

Horoscopes April 1st-19th

April 1, 2019

Horoscopes April 1-19 2019 For Everyone Horoscope Overview – We’ve had some major shifts recently. Venus went into its sign of exaltation- Pisces. Mercury has gone direct, although it will continue to snuggle up to Neptune until the 4th and is still in Pisces which is its sign of detriment. If you can imagine Mercury as a small impetuous child, who is dressed in an incredibly uncomfortable costume he hates, and he’s travelling with a person he can’t stand, and moving way too slowly for his liking….how would that child behave? Now, put that evil little brat in charge of all forms of communication and local transportation and Virgos and Geminis… it’s a bit of a mess. Now he’s also the boss of Mars, since Mars has just moved into Gemini- it’s like the world’s longest Mercury retrograde, and will make all other Mercury Retrogrades pale by comparison for years to come....

Mercury Retrograde- The Epic Saga

March 29, 2019

I keep seeing posts about Mercury retrograde being over…ummm no. Mercury is stationary. The planet is in it’s least favorite sign, doing it’s least favorite thing (not moving) and sidled up to a most uncomfortable planet (Neptune). Of course, if you’re born with this conditions in your natal chart this is a great time for you, but most of us were not, so remain aware. There’s potential to say things we can’t take back, believe bullshit or even weave a bit of our own deception- especially self-deception. In Horary astrology, (asking questions of specific situations) if Mercury plays a major role in the answer, it often represents lies, cheating, and theft. So Mercury, when not happy, is a bit of an ass. To add fuel to the situation, Venus has moved into Pisces. This is lovely- Venus LOVES being in Pisces–...

Happy Zodiacal New Year!

March 19, 2019

  Sun in Aries AND a Full Moon Brace yourselves!  We have our Zodiacal New Year and a Full Moon within hours of each other.  On March 20th the Sun goes into Aries in the late afternoon here on the prairies. The moment the Sun enters the sign of Aries begins the Vernal equinox – the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, and is the beginning of a new zodiacal year. This time always marks a new beginning- 00 Aries promises adventure and action. Even though we’re starting a new, there are many things left unresolved from the previous cycle. Although we may feel a surge of energy, there will have to be a few shifts over the next few weeks before we can truly move forward. Astrologers can call up a chart for the moment the Sun moves into Aries, and use this to get an impression of what the year looks like. ...

Air Sign Horoscopes for the Rest of March, 2019

March 11, 2019

Air Signs- Gemini, Libra and Aquarius Thank the Goddesses that Venus is in Aquarius. She’s breathing some vitality into you air signs. You’ve likely felt bogged down and heavy. This can make your brains stagnant making work and creativity very difficult. You may all feel drained and emotionally overwhelmed. This will pass in a few weeks. Hang in there. Gemini – Oh sweet Gemini. All of these emotions are just too much. They’re flooding in too fast to be able to intellectualize and may just spill out your eyes in the form of tears. It’s ok! It’s much better to release all that pent up stuff than to push it deep deep down. Lean on the ones you love and talk it all out, you know you always feel better once you’ve verbalized what’s bugging you. If you don’t feel safe enough with anyone to do this, I highly recommend a journal to write it all down in or start a video journal....

Fire Sign Horoscopes for the Rest of March, 2019

March 11, 2019

Fire Sign Horoscopes –Aries, Leo and Sagittarius The only planet in fire now is Jupiter in Sagittarius. Since Jupiter is the greater benefic, this is really helpful for fire signs. Jupiter in Sagittarius encourages optimism and because it’s a big energy, having Jupiter in fire can make up for the general lack of fire overall. That being said, the elemental imbalance may be hard on the Fire signs in general. Aries – Having your ruling planet in the slowest of the fixed signs feels a lot like walking through cement. You like things to move fast and they should be over quickly. That’s not going to happen now. Mars is in Taurus and although it’s a hard working mars, it’s slow and methodical and needs to finish what it starts…I know, you hate that, but it’s the way it’s going to be until the end of March....

Earth Sign Horoscopes for the Rest of March, 2019

March 11, 2019

Earth Signs- Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn There’s plenty of earth energy now. Most earth signs appreciate the grounding of it all. What’s uncomfortable can be all the emotional flow in the air. It’s a good time to listen to those you love and also say what you need. There’s lots of good planetary energy to get work done, but the emotional stuff can’t be ignored. Taurus– The time has finally come! Since May of last year you might have felt like life has been happening to you. A perceived loss of control has probably kept you frustrated and off balance. Whatever you’ve been flirting with for the past ten months can now move forward. Uranus is demanding change and the best way to make this easier is to make the changes small ones. Take a different route to work, try a new food – something manageable that you’ve wanted to do or try- now’s the time....

Water Signs Horoscopes for the Rest of March, 2019

March 11, 2019

Water Signs – Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces An injection of creative energy is the gift to the water signs now. While all the other elements are feeling out of sorts with the intense emotionality of the times, you guys are able to go with the flow. The challenge is to not fall into comfortable emotional patterns and not deal with issues that arise. It’s time to come up with some new emotional strategies for some old hurts. Cancer – It’s been intense emotionally. You’ve probably felt like you’re being pushed up against a wall. Balance has been hard to achieve and escaping to a safe place has probably happened more than you’d care to admit. It seems like it’s been all work and no play, unless you’ve taken the time to escape the grind. The trouble with escape is it’s very hard to come back from....

New Moon, Mercury Retrograde and so Much More

March 4, 2019

There’s change a comin! A New Moon in Pisces on Wednesday is just a tiny slice of what’s going on celestially. Venus just changed signs over the weekend moving from Capricorn into Aquarius. I keep seeing all of these pictures of outlandishly dressed older women chosen to represent Venus in Aquarius, but in truth, when I searched famous individuals with their natal placements of Venus in Aquarius they were almost unanimously very classic and downplayed in style. Venus is going from one Saturn sign to another, so the biggest switch is Venus is shifted from an earth to an air sign, meaning that Venus issues get more “thinky” and idea based rather than the  pragmatic problem solving style of Capricorn. What’s remarkable about the New Moon are the planetary shifts that occur within hours of its perfection. During the Balsamic hours Uranus will make it’s last ingress into Taurus meaning it will change signs and stay there....

Full Moon Thoughts- Release, Imagine, Plan

February 18, 2019

The Full Moon is nearly here. It reaches perfection here MST just before 9 AM. The Full Moon is at 0 degrees of Virgo opposing the Sun at 0 degrees of Pisces. This is a foreshadowing- a moment in time illuminating what’s to come. With the Sun just moving into Pisces and Mercury having just past Neptune, both in Pisces, this is a time to address emotions, communicating them and sitting in them. It’s not a comfortable process, but necessary. Usually Mercury moves very quickly, so a connection with Neptune would typically be brief (less than a day) but because it will soon begin it’s retrograde cycle, Mercury is going to come back to this place with Neptune at the end of March and ride with him through the sky for 12 days....

Danger- Risk of Over Analyzing Imminent

February 4, 2019

Today we have a New Moon in Aquarius. Feelings won’t be comfortable or even make sense, which could lead to a disconnect between what the heart wants and what the brain can process. Emotions will be hard to even identify let alone process. This New Moon is asking you to be practical- intellectual even-  going forward. We are all meant to ask ourselves – “am I honouring social contracts?” With the Sun and Moon in the signs of Aquarius we need to analyze when the right times are for us to fit in and when are we better served by rebelling? With Pallas the warrior Goddess asteroid sitting opposite to Uranus the electrified planet of change and chaos, we’re bound to see further social disturbances. Pallas is in Libra so equality and fairness will be highlighted....

Full Blood, Wolf Moon/ Eclipse

January 20, 2019

  The Full Moon and total lunar eclipse happen at 10:15 MST. I love this quote from a poem by Hanako Ishii because a lunar eclipse involves the Earth getting in between the Sun and Moon. The stealing of the Moon’s light in her time to shine makes me think of the earth as a jealous lover. This particular full Moon has a dis-empowering quality to it. Besides the Eclipse which has it’s own negative attachments and energies, and steals the light away from the Moon Goddess, the Moon is in the sign of the Sun in Leo and the Sun is in its sign of detriment, Aquarius. Sort of like having a parent in charge of a project but he’s injured and cranky, so he may not give the best guidance. We have some lovely aspects and some possibly delusional ones too, so the potential to tick along like all’s well with the world again could blind us, like the eclipse, to the realities we’ve been trying to ignore....

New Moon New Year

January 4, 2019

Happy New Year again! This New Moon feels more like a new year than January 1st did. I also feel this is an important beginning that will carry us through the next couple of years. We’ve gotten a taste of strong Saturn energy for the whole of 2018- since Saturn went into it’s own sign of Capricorn last December. The sense I’ve had from many people’s social media is 2018 was hard- it was for me. I felt like many times the fun got sucked right outta life. Don’t get me wrong, I had some great experiences and laughs- I met some incredible people and loved what I learned about myself and others, but I was taken to task, which is what Saturn does. I felt like there was a price to pay for any levity and some days, that price did not feel like a bargain....

New Year, New You…

December 31, 2018

Happy New Year! 2019 is rushing in…kinda. All I’m here to say is- hold off on the resolutions for a few days. Mars is moving into its own sign this evening (in this neck of the woods), and that means a fire will be lit under our butts. Saturn is in its own sign of Capricorn, so the attraction to making pragmatic changes will feel natural and the Sun is cozied up to Saturn shining a light on what we’re lacking in the ‘being a grown up” department. But then there’s Jupiter dancing away in optimistic Sagittarius telling us “You Can Do IT!” Well we can, just not right now. The Moon is finishing it’s cycle, and Venus and Mercury are going to change signs before the first week of January draws to a close, so change is on the agenda but starting now will only lead to disappointment and frustration with yourself. ...

Happy Solstice and Full Moon!!

December 21, 2018

  The full Moon is on us tomorrow but today is the Winter Solstice in this neck of the woods. Living in the northern part of the northern hemisphere, today is one of the best days of the year because it means the darkness is receding. The days will get a little longer- woo hoo! No offence to those who relish in the darkness. Good for you! I wish these short days didn’t kick the ever living snot out of my energy reserves, but they do- so this twinkle of hope that the light is seeping back in makes me feel just a little better about the 5 more months of the snow and dirt and dead trees we have to endure in this winter “wonderland”. Ugh. I read several times this week that astrologically this would be the easiest week....

New Moon Magic and Mayhem

December 6, 2018

The New Moon phase is about beginnings. Now’s a good time to make a wish and then a plan to make the wish come true. Daydreaming may feel right, but too much of anything can get you into trouble. It’s time to go deep to reexamine long held ideological beliefs. Are they serving you? It’s an emotional time, and yet, Saturn is still cracking the whip reminding us the clock is ticking, so putting in the hard work is still part of the planetary message. The potential for over reacting and misreading situations is high. Instead of fighting the intense emotions by reacting unreasonable or perhaps, masking them with your escape of choice (i.e. booze, drugs, TV, video games…) meditate on them, or try a healthy endorphin rush like exercise. There’s an incredible potential for creativity and spiritual awakening, but the process isn’t always comfortable, although necessary....

Jupiter Comes Home

November 6, 2018

This week is going to feel weird. Jupiter is going into it’s own sign and that’s a good thing. It brings optimism, idealism, but also loud opinions and subjectivity. It will have the potential to be lighter for sure, but with three planets in their own signs it will feel like different areas of life are fighting for attention. With Mercury in Sadge as well, it may be a case of who ever’s the loudest wins. What’s more is that the lunar nodes that have been in hard aspect to Uranus in fixed signs, which has brought a stale mate in people planting their feet in terms of who deserves their individual rights more than anyone else. It has lead to some real social grossness. Since those three things appear be moving backwards and about to change signs and modalities, we will see action, but in a backwards way....

Venus Retrograde Says- Competition is for Suckers

November 3, 2018

I listened to a webinar put together by an organization for astrologers. It was well over a month ago- long before Venus went into its retrograde cycle. The topic was building your online presence or something of the sort. The presenter was Nadiya Shah, a YouTube Astrological power house and Goddess extraordinaire. I’m going to paraphrase, but my take away was be yourself, you’re the only one who’s offering what you have to offer if you’re authentic, and if you’re true to this, there’s no such thing as competition…there’s no other you. When I was a hair stylist I practiced this. I never understood salons lying to clients when staff left, or trying to sabotage staff who moved on. In the end clients make their own decisions about what they need when and who they want to work with, no matter what the industry. I hadn’t applied it to my new career in astrology....

Full Moon Mash-Up

October 23, 2018

This is an incredible Full Moon. The Moon is in a sign it loves to be in. The Sun has Venus attached to it,  while the Moon is with Uranus. These four are creating a square to the lunar nodes. To have the planetary ruler of the Moon involved in this special lunation phase magnifies the directive. Change is inevitable, so how can you weather it? First of all, like all full Moons- let go. This one carries extra punch. People have been hanging on for dear life ever since Uranus went into Taurus back in May. All the repressed energy of the many retrograde planets in the summer let us ignore the shifts that were coming, and since those planets went direct, we’ve all been too busy to put much thought into what life has in store for us, but the time is here. We can’t ignore the changes happening around us, in our lives, in our politics, and in our world....

Remember to Play!

September 24, 2018

  It’s full Moon time again and it comes on the heels of the Sun moving into Libra. We had the start of Fall this past weekend in the northern hemisphere, but where I live, you’d have thought it was winter, and yes, I’m bitter about it. Astrologically speaking it’s an interesting time. Eight key points, planets and a comet are all at early degrees- between 0 and 5- so if you have key placements in your chart at early degrees you may feel very overwhelmed at this time. Because all of these things are in different elements and modalities the energy will be quite different depending on your individual chart. This can also be a very energized time. Overall there’s a call to action though, and the pressure to answer it could be stealing your sleep among other things that rejuvenate and bring health....

A New You

September 5, 2018

This is a big week astrologically. We have a few bodies changing signs, Saturn’s moving forward and a New Moon on Sunday. New Moon’s are a time to set goals and intentions- so 12:01 PM MST is the time to consciously make a plan. But what should you plan? The Sun and Moon will be in Virgo when they meet. The ruler of Virgo is Mercury which is also in Virgo, and the asteroid Pallas has just moved into Virgo- that’s some Goddess energy happening right there. At the time of the New Moon Venus will have just moved into Scorpio and will be opposing Uranus while Pallas, Saturn ad Uranus will be forming a grande trine at 2 degrees of the earth signs. The other player is Pluto making a nice aspect to the Sun and Moon. So what does all that mean for you?...

Here We Go!

August 27, 2018

What a busy weekend- astrologically speaking. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t sleep a wink past 4 AM. When I looked at the aspects for today I realized that’s right about the time the Moon was passing over Neptune in Pisces. I would normally interpret that as vivid and abstract dreams that feel really prophetic, and maybe this is how you experienced it. For me it was quite different: I have task master Saturn making a hard Aspect to my natal Uranus and Mercury. Mercury rules our thinking and Saturn reminds us (in my case incessantly these days) what we need to be doing. So, the lucidity of that Moon/Neptune combination was taken over by obsessive worry and mental self flagellation. The up swing is that I was up much earlier than usual, did laundry, dishes and wrote a blog post all before 8 AM. We had a full Moon yesterday and Mars is getting ready to move forward again, so there’s a feeling of anticipation- for some people it’s a revving of their engines....

The Force is Real

August 10, 2018

  If you haven’t heard- Eclipse/new Moon this weekend! This is a last chance to let go of that foolish pride, and figure out how your ego is standing in your way. New Moon’s are for planting seeds, so decide what you want and be prepared to do the work necessary to make it a reality. In the next weeks planets will start moving forward again, as will our lives, so having a plan will maximize the benefits of the coming shift. If you’re feeling anxious, just breath and remind yourself that you’re the best you can be in that moment. Ask for help when you need it, and if your job and life plan don’t involve bringing about world peace, remind yourself of that when things don’t go perfectly. There’s a distinct Venus vibe to this New Moon as it’s happening on her day, during her hour and she is the strongest planet at the time of the New Moon, so there is a feeling of indulgence and with Jupiter and Neptune playing kissy face, escaping for pleasure is a real pull now....

Lose Yourself

August 2, 2018

July is wrapped up, and it left some of us with messy emotional stuff. August will bring in some relief and resolution, but only if you’re putting in the effort. The eclipse may have dug up some really intense emotional sludge and the New Moon later in the month will provide the opportunity for you to create a plan to move out of it. Use what you’ve learned to create some wonderful change in your life, but I’ll say more about that closer to the 11th. Spontaneous outbursts of emotion or anger will ease up in the next few days, just know that anything that goes unresolved may come back to haunt you mid-September when Mars is moving forward and makes the same aspect to Uranus as it’s been making for the last 3 days. If approached from a healthy place, this can be an opportunity to put an emotional hurt around your individuality and independence to rest....

Let Go

July 26, 2018

This is a very significant time for a lot of people. It’s a time to let go for everyone but of course, depending on your individual chart, the significance will vary.  For everyone, we have to let go of  whatever is holding us back: ego attachments and control of the outcome are essential to progress. Take a look at how your ego drives may be getting in your way of solid emotional analysis and self expression. It’s healthier and will produce a better outcome if you use creativity rather than desperately seeking attention to get what you want. It’s a great time to put yourself out there creatively and see what you get back. Don’t let pride get in the way of resolution or forward motion. If you’re struggling, remember all solutions will require a certain measure of creativity to be effective. Exaggerating the truth to get what you want might be tempting, but will most likely backfire....

Chrysalis

July 12, 2018

This evening we have a New Moon and solar eclipse, with the Sun and Moon together in Cancer. This new Moon is more intense since the Sun and Moon directly oppose Pluto. There’s a pull to balance power and fragility, and the key is letting go of the belief that the two are mutually exclusive. The power in fragility is what we are being asked to work with and respect. There is a defining quality to this moment in time for all of us with the Moon’s nodal axis standing still. Take time to stand in it- are your actions and beliefs in line with your goals and desires. Find what nourishes your soul and set intentions around that. We are letting things go, or should be, as we work to elevate ourselves beyond our current incarnation. Transformation is not comfortable but is necessary to take us to the next step....

Hard Work Ahead

June 27, 2018

Tonight’s full Moon is in Capricorn with the Sun in Cancer. Because of the Moon’s proximity to Saturn and it being the last planet the Moon has made contact with, not to mention the Moon is in Saturn’s sign, what we’re looking at are issues around responsibilities,  competency, hard work and accountability. Well- we’re not just looking at them casually when there’s that much energy in the same place it’s more like an urgent cry for attention in these areas of life and also in our character. We’ve been reevaluating these things in our lives since Saturn stationed during the second week of April. What the full Moon brings is clarity around what needs to go out of our lives to be more able to move into these Saturnian qualities effectively. I know this doesn’t sound fun, especially at the beginning of summer, but embracing it will allow the coming months…hell years…to run more smoothly....

Inaugural Horoscopes

June 21, 2018

Happy Solstice! If you’re in the north you’re enjoying the years longest day, and if you’re in the south you are gifted with the knowledge that from today the light is increasing. Enjoy my first set of Consult the Sky horoscopes as my solstice gift. XO  Cancer- This is your time of year! Enjoy the Sun beaming through your sign. There may be more emotional introspection than even you care to partake in right now. With your responsibilities glaring at you from across the room, now is a good time to reassess how to approach being a grown-up. I know it’s very tempting to escape under the covers with a liter of ice cream to binge watch something utterly distracting, but that decision will bite you in the butt down the line. Trust me, re-framing how you want to be a responsible adult will have pay offs later....

Please Release Me

June 18, 2018

I’ve mentioned before, the current astrological influences have been hard on some of us.  I had a particularly crappy week. No energy, no motivation, and a splash of self loathing- it’s been super fun. I finally realized the culprit again was Neptune (ok, not just Neptune, but God that guy drives me nuts). I’ve been watching it slowly creep up on my ascendant degree- your ascendant is what you project out to the world. Mine is Pisces, so I’m already a little hazy to people some times. I’m also very empathic. Neptune is a psychic-y planet and in Pisces it’s magnified, so I’ve been fascinated and terrified about what the conjunction to my ascendant will bring in April 2020. Perhaps I’ll become a shape-shifter, or just disappear in a puff of my own hot air. I was so fixated on my ascendant, I overlooked the fact the it was making a hard aspect to my natal Mars....

Through the Fog

June 1, 2018

Photo by Alexandru-Bogdan Ghita I was running my usual scan of Apps yesterday- Instagram, Twitter and Facebook- and saw a few references to this lovely grand water trine we were experiencing. This happens when we have planets at or close to the same degree and in all the signs of an element. So we can have grand Water, Fire, Earth or Air trines. Right now we have Venus in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. A friend had texted and mentioned how lovely this planetary energy was and I replied that it felt sad. “It’s like there’s all this promise, but since Venus aspects an unhappy Jupiter -people are grasping at straws of hope it feels like, and then Venus trines Neptune and the hope/inspiration floats away like a beautiful smoke image: like a Patronus. It gets closest to perfecting at the tail end of this full Moon phase which is desperate to hold on to the light…but I may be imprinting.”...

Good Luck and Be Safe Out There

March 30, 2018

It’s chocolate time! Whether you celebrate something or not, this weekend is usually an excuse for families to get together. There’s a lot going on in the sky right now and much of it has the potential to be challenging. With the Sun and retrograde Mercury in Aries on a crash course to each other, there’s room for ego getting in the way of communication and miscommunication. Friday and Saturday will have people wanting to play nice as the Moon is in Libra, but  in the middle of it all the Moon will be full -heightening emotions encouraging us to release unhealthy social attitudes. On Sunday, things get complicated as the Moon moves into deep and moody Scorpio. You might find you or others want to get to the root of long held emotional crap.  With Mars and Saturn having an important meeting  in the same degree in Capricorn, I’m going to say that disagreements will be productive in the long run, but none of this will be much fun....

Curb Your Enthusiasm

March 22, 2018

We’re in that time of year again. Mercury is stationing and about to enter its retrograde cycle. Mercury is in the sign of Aries which can be impulsive and quick thinking. It’s not long on memory, but quick with an idea. Emotional reactions may seem out of proportion to the situation. Some people will feel like their verbal filter is more like a sieve with things flying past your teeth faster than you can put the brakes on. I predict some back pedaling in some of our futures. There is a need to think before we speak at this time and it will not be easy, therefor this period will be marked with arguments and apologies. There will be times during this 4 week period where all of this can lead to productivity and necessary change, so look for ways to use this energy to move you forward at the end of the cycle....

A Whole Lotta Steam

March 15, 2018

We’re coming into an active weekend astrologically. We’ve been busy for the last couple of weeks with Jupiter having gone retrograde and Venus and Mercury moving into feisty Aries. These changes are being punctuated by a New Moon perfecting Saturday morning in these here parts. This New Moon has the Sun and Moon connecting with Chiron in the end degrees of Pisces, it’s time to set intentions involving what you’ve learned from having empathy, setting limits (boundaries) and listening to your intuition. Trusting in the flow of life and having faith you’re in the right place doing what you’re supposed to do is the message. Connected to Chiron, we must have this faith and trust regardless – or in spite of – how we may have been hurt in the past. Having Mercury and Venus joined in Aries says to do life with conviction and in your own way....

Here Comes a Full Moon

March 1, 2018

We have a full Moon in Virgo hitting today.  Virgo is about assimilation, health and efficiency. Get rid of what you don’t need in your diet. Take a good look at how you can trim the fat in every area of your life. “Less is more” is a Virgo phrase. Use this as your guiding principal as you decide what you don’t need in your emotional life right now. Full Moons have the potential to shine a flood light on what needs tweaking. It’ll be uncomfortable for many with that flood of fish energy on the opposing side. With Venus, Mercury, the Sun and Neptune all in Pisces, I’ve used that abundance of fishy water to get healthy in the pool. The Virgo Moon wants you to take care of yourself, but don’t waste all of your time on it or it’ll never last. Love your imperfections and remember- you are as perfect as you can be in this moment....

How I Entered This Dimension

March 1, 2018

Astrology started out as an interest for me in my teens. A friend brought the giant Encyclopedia of Astrology to school one day, and over the next few weeks, in our spare time, we manually calculated our astrological charts. I don’t know how we did, but we had gotten them right. What I learned about myself then was fun and interesting and a little enlightening. I read things about myself that made sense, and made me feel less of a star shaped peg in a triangular hole –  it resonated. Four years later I saw a professional astrologer. In that hour, I cried, I laughed, and I felt understood for the first time ever – I was hooked. Over the next 25 years my career was as a hairstylist, so I had a captive audience in the gathering of astrological information. I noticed patterns in Sun signs I’d never read in books, so I knew there had to be much more I didn’t know yet....