New Moon on Monday, February 4th, 2019


New Moon in New York City Feb. 4th, 2019

This new moon is the first lunation following January’s two eclipses. There are some very good aspects to the alignments here – particularly that the midpoint of the lunation & Jupiter falls on the Saturn / Pluto midpoint – treacherous pairing that straddled the January Solar Eclipse. This tells me that there will be renewed hope and opportunity to deal with the challenging issues brought up from that event.  Those who felt the full impact of the January 5th Solar Eclipse will feel a welcome relief, and  doors opening to handle the challenge that eclipse brought for January and that will carry through during 2019.

While I don’t ascribe to every lunation being monumental for every person, if a lunation does fall at a key point in your chart, the article in which I am quoted (link below) will resonate with those times.

I was quoted in Good Housekeeping’s article on New Moon Rituals. Take a look here.

If you would like some insight into the recent eclipses and your trajectory for 2019, contact me for a personal reading and we will go over what is coming up for you.


The January Eclipses

The period right before New Year’s eve through January has been extremely stressful for many. It is eclipse season- a time when two or three eclipses come in succession. During these times there are often sudden occurrences that require drastic changes of direction. Through no fault of our own we are forced to deal with sometimes outrageous happenings. It is important to remember that these events are forcing us to grow and that the changes are necessary because some area of our life has become stagnant and less productive. Sometimes a person in our life leaves through some unusual circumstance or even their passing.  The point is, it is not your fault, but you are just left handling the situation. What has made the January 5theclipse more difficult is the close proximity of Saturn (limits) and Pluto (transformation). Pluto is the Lord of death so those types of changes where you have to completely let go of a person are often very painful. In the case of the January 5th eclipse, both the Sun and Moon were besieged (surrounded) by Saturn and Pluto.This made it more difficult to move forward because there are intense issues that must be held in place, at least temporarily, so that you can really feel the depth of the problems and come to the correct response. It is best to not react immediately on an eclipse and give yourself time to sort out the issue(s). Often the eclipses fall in opposite signs of the preceding eclipse in the series, but in this case, we are flung into a new mode and sign. The lunar eclipse is now coming up on January 21st at 0° Leo 51’. This means the things that have left your life or may be leaving due to the recent eclipse will be followed by a sudden switch of focus toward something self-directed,self-involved, creative, heart centered that is at a very new or beginning phase (the zero or 1st degree). If either of the eclipses falls on a planet, personal point or angle of your chart, then the emphasis is even more pronounced. It will be as if one chapter closes and you are thrown immediately into the next one without time to hesitate. Do you know where these eclipses fall in your chart? Schedule a reading to get clarity on upcoming decisions related to these areas.

In New York, the full moon eclipse on the 21st falls on the MC/IC axis auguring some new changes within the city and Uranus (shocks, sudden reversals,technological shifts, enlightenment) at its stationery degree in Aries on an angle doubly emphasizes these changes coming in. We may be seeing some shocking events in New York with this lunar eclipse around the 21st that bring sudden  changes we weren’t expecting. What I am hearing now is it is going to be far colder on Monday- in fact 35 degrees colder than it will be on Sunday. There are technologies that can change the weather that haven’t been openly disclosed that may have to do with this. Listen for the high pitched tone the day before. Keep your warm clothes and a heating pad nearby to stay warm- and hope the technological emphasis in the city’s chart won’t mean a power failure!


Final Summer Solar Eclipse ~ New Moon in Leo

Eclipse series come in threes, and we are now  – Aug. 11th, experiencing the 3rd and final of the summer series of eclipses for 2018. Most of the areas in our lives that needed attention for clearing out were likely addressed with the last full moon eclipse that was conjunct the south node. The south node has to do with outworn areas of our lives that we may be holding onto out of habit. Whether you left or lost a job, a pet, a lover or a friend keep on mind the sooner you let go of the person, friend or emotion, the sooner you will release the pain associated with holding onto something that is leaving your life.

Where this Solar eclipse lands in your chart highlights new activities for the coming months. In many cases this eclipse falls in the opposing house from the last eclipse. This will take you in an entirely different direction, and highlights exactly why you had to let go of the dead weight from the last eclipse on July 27th. In the sign Leo is where we look for the joy we hopefully experienced in our childhood in this area. Have you been avoiding this due to responsibilities you no longer need? That’s a good question to ask yourself if you feel stuck between letting go and moving on right now.

In some cases, this eclipse will also expose weaknesses in the house where it occurs. Whether this it manifests as a health issue that must be addressed, a financial emergency or a psychological breakdown or breakthrough, look at the positive side of these occurrences and see that you are being alerted to deal with these issues now before they get worse and out of hand.

A quick note that this eclipse falls on the (correct) Ascendant for the President, and will likely augur an entirely new chapter of his personal effectiveness. He may be letting go of many daily activities that were draining his focus (tweets?) as shown by the recent lunar eclipse and delegating these tasks to others.

The yod to the solar eclipse point in the Solar eclipse chart (see above) augurs an awakening of our collective egos as we watch the developments on the world stage. The truth has never been so hard to come by  with the base of the yod in deceptive Neptune along with Pluto, ruling the masses. As Internet superpowers continue to block alternative media in all areas, it is incumbent upon all to listen to ideas that test the status quo in your personal beliefs and past education, or conditioning as it may be.

1/2 price Eclipse readings by phone are available for both old and new clients for the next week or so and after that they will go away. Contact me here asap to schedule. This will also be my last blog post for a while, as I am going to take advantage of the eclipse energy myself. So enjoy what is left of the summer and stay tuned for some exciting developments.

 

Eclipse Season Summer 2018 Begins

Eclipse season begins with the first of three eclipses on Thursday July 12, 2018 (See chart above.)

The key issues with this eclipse are catharsis and the preliminary phase of reconstruction of some aspect of, or key area of your life.  First is recognition of the process you are dealing with, then letting go, and finally rebuilding. This is likely to apply to the area of your chart where this eclipse falls. It could be an issue of letting go of ego or status in relation to work, relationship, family, finances or anything else. You may have been trying to build up this area for some time as shown by the eclipse opposite Pluto in Capricorn. Capricorn is the sign of the slow building of structures. Pluto is not any fun to deal with – but it does clear out what is unnecessary.

Eclipses of the Sun have to do with your ego, your soul and your sense of centered-ness. It is now time to let go of aspects of this area you may have been building upon that might be taking you slightly off-course. Life provides a series of checks and balances to refine our direction to our most beneficial soul purpose. The eclipse falls in Cancer, so in this case this letting go is part of the process of focusing on a clearer sense of your own purpose in what you personally create or provide to the world and/or to upgrading your own self-nurturing.

Because eclipses can be disorienting when they hit your chart directly, I wanted to get this post up in time for the 1st eclipse.  I will post more in the forthcoming days on the next two eclipses, so stay tuned. As always, get rest and try to wait and not to react to people or surprises that pop up within the first few days of the eclipse. And if you’d like to be personally prepared for the often emotional ups and downs this eclipse and how the next two eclipses align with your chart, contact me for a Special eclipse reading by phone at 1/2 the price of a regular reading.

Uranus Enters Taurus & New Moon

The new moon on Tuesday May 15th brings in the new impulse for the month and a new set of priorities in the house where it transits for years to come as Uranus enters Taurus for the next 8 years. The degree of this new moon – late in Taurus at 24° Taurus 38’ lies on Fixed Star Alcyone within the Star grouping known as the Pleaides or The Weeping Sisters. These were the Sisters Zeus took pity on and moved to the sky as they mourned the loss of their family. The literal interpretation of weeping over family losses may apply here, the Pleaides also has to do with gaining knowledge and wisdom – and often these come about through pain and suffering. The fixed star within this grouping, and at the center of it, is Alcyone which relates to the strength of femininity but also to falls from grace. For New Yorkers, we witnessed the strength of some women coming forward leading to the Attorney General’s recent fall from grace.  With Mars at the very last degree of Capricorn as well right now, issues regarding achieving and status have reached a critical point. Either you get there the right way or you may have set yourself up for a fall.

Mars squares Uranus just before Uranus changes signs and moves into Taurus. This is felt as a final opportunity to break from habit patterns, restrictive situations or relationships. As Uranus changes signs from Aries into Taurus, we take a fresh look at our value systems and our relationship to money. The influence of Uranus is to break through patterns that have limited us. Often there are sudden insights allowing us to see how we have functioned in a static way in whatever sector of our charts Uranus is transiting. There will be reversals – and while some will experience positive change, the rule with Uranus is “expect the unexpected”.  What would most surprise you in these areas? Have you been clinging to unexamined beliefs about money, money-making, possessions or your personal values? You may be surprised at where this Uranus journey takes you. It is bound to bring change, and a bit of shock along the way.

The outer planets Saturn and Pluto are still retrograde. Read my blog below this one for more on these retrogrades which always relate to humanity moving on an inward trajectory to straighten its course. And as always, if you would like to know how these and many other personal astrological influences are affecting your chart, contact me for an update.

Full Moon Eclipse Heads Up ~ Jan 31st

This is our 2nd full moon this month – thus a “blue” moon.  Full moons and particularly full moon eclipses highlight relationships and the oppositional energy pits one view against another. High stress and water retention in the body and brain requires rest around these times. Try to avoid decisions and likewise beware of arguments as the full moon climaxes. Knowing the house/sector of your chart where the eclipse culminates is crucial to knowing where the energies will play out in your life.

This eclipse falls in the US chart’s 8th house of joint finances putting attention on our deals and deficiencies in this area.  (See chart above) After years of outsourcing jobs to China, back in 2015 China and Russia took charge of their financial futures, and those of hundreds of other countries that joined them when they launched the AIIB (Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank). The trading has continued as the RMB (and bond) is backed by gold. Notice how much ‘gold’ is being flashed on major network TV,  the photo op with Mnuchin at Fort Knox and during this lead up Bruno Mars had his “24 Karat” song. These are not accidents.. these visuals help the public easily accept the coming changes. Of course in the meantime, they manipulate the rise of precious metals so only the bankers and insiders will stock up before the imminent rise. The chart of the AIIB Articles of Agreement will have a powerful Jupiter station in March, so much of the organization’s operations are being ironed out expanded, and put into action. We will eventually be hearing more about financial cooperation between the US with other countries, and it is clear as China and Russia continue to move forward with their gold backed trading instruments, that the U.S. cannot fall too far behind in getting on the wagon. Otherwise we will lose trade advantages, as the dollar will continue to fall as interest rates rise. With the problems in the US with thousands of businesses closing stores across the country, we cannot afford to also lose the trade war.

Chiron also rises in the eclipse chart in Washington DC and squares the MC (President), so this can easily represent wounds to the President, including the fiction book that made news headlines this month having had an impact.

And now, a short note of caution on reading Sun sign columns, listening to generic astrology “predictions” that don’t reference specific charts, or astrologers that cite general transits without examining all angles of a situation, as giving a specific result. Here’s a personal anecdote. Over the holidays last year I had a fever and what I thought was the flu. Of course I don’t get vaccinated so considering studies show people who do get vaccinated easily spread the virus to others, I was more than a little annoyed to feel sick. A supposedly “certified” astrologer claimed I was paranoid! And if that weren’t crazy enough, that I would feel better when the moon made a trine (120 degree angle) to a planet in my chart. I was flabbergasted that a certified astrologer would make such a claim on a generic transit like a lunar angle that occurs twice every single month. Of course I knew this was ridiculous.. this particular ‘astrologer’ never looks at actual charts, he goes from memory often citing wrong data. Adding to the incorrect astrology, he said based on the house Mars was in, the illness would pass quickly. Not only is this ridiculous, how a certified astrologer cannot know that Mars is hot and not only rules fevers but surgery is just plain frightening. What might they tell an actual client? Any decent astrologer taking a quick look at my chart would have seen numerous other factors contributing to a more serious situation. Imagine if he had told a non-astrologer this will pass quickly, and they ignored symptoms of something more serious based on his casual “predictions”?  Of course I had to laugh at how ridiculous everything this quasi astrologer had said (“Mars is strong, you should be fine soon.”) as I was wheeled into surgery, ruled by Mars, a few days later. But I am an astrologer and I knew this was chatty and unfounded nonsense.

On a similar note, and the reason for these anecdotes, clients often come to me citing hearing a planet such as Jupiter in their sign, and not understanding why everything wasn’t going great in their life. While Jupiter can bring expansion and opportunities, you must always see the whole chart, and speak to the person to see what is going on and how Jupiter may correlate with a positive learning experience and in what area. Sometimes a disappointment or a negative experience is a great learning tool and the result is expanded awareness yielding future benefits. Jupiter, a new moon or a “sextile” or “trine” doesn’t always mean peaches and cream – in fact to expect that without seeing all the other factors in a chart is just plain ignorant and will set you up for disappointment and bad decisions.

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Saturnine New Moon and Ingress Coming Our Way

The Astrology for December brings into focus security, stability and reality. The next New Moon on Dec. 18th occurs on the degree of the Galactic Center – 27° Sagittarius. The Galactic Center is the point in the middle of our Galaxy from which we rotate. If we visualize this idea, the Galactic Center resonates with our own core, place in the universe and our connection to all that is here and beyond.

On this lunation, the new moon is also tightly conjunct Saturn. This configuration asks us to be in the moment and emphasizes that we face and ground our concept of reality. Ideally what we are each doing to either face or avoid our role in co-creating our current situation is crucial. Comparatively, there has been ample talk about whether the news we get is real or fake. What each of us might want to consider is how divergent our own views on any topic can be from anyone else. Probably there are those whose opinions are vastly different from your own on a regular basis. The political chasm that has divided us before and after the last Presidential election, in addition to other social views and current events, can give a clue as to how far apart we are from unity.

Next, consider how likely information from a media owned and operated by only 5 corporations, whose bottom line is money, might be far from the actual truth – or our own personal truth. (An additional propaganda tactic was described here back in 2013.) In an ideal world, if we were to reach a critical mass, and begin to work en masse for a global future, the closer we get to truth, balance and conscious evolution, the more powerful we become as agents of change. So much of the time people feel dis-empowered to create their future in a world where the power of the few outweighs the needs of the many. All over the globe people are diligently forging ahead to solve global issues. One example: Organic farming. This action has increased exponentially, and with that, along with education about the downside of GMO’s spliced with all sorts of viruses and animals, chemicals on produce, etc.

It is not hard to see the effect individuals can make on power structures in multiple areas and how they can shift in a short period of time. Numerous companies are removing toxic chemicals as they have seen lowering sales as compared to their organic competitors (even if they own some of these companies too). To transfer this concept of empowerment on a personal level to our own lives, be brave enough to look the truth and reality square in the face. It is only from this bold facing of reality that we have the most power to make change and control our destinies. Scroll and click on the icons on this map for some interesting figures on various social topics and realities around the world today.

Other upcoming transits:

Winter Capricorn Ingress (See chart at the bottom of this blog post). This year’s Capricorn Ingress over Washington DC shows a very critical point in time for our country and the President. The Sun and Saturn are conjunct in this chart at 0° Capricorn. This configuration following the recent lunation with Saturn puts added pressure and the weight of social and mundane issues onto the President and the people. We can expect anything from setbacks, pressures and hindrances to dire social, law enforcement and political circumstances to be in the President’s path for the winter season into 2018.

For ourselves, diligently prepare, prepare, prepare for setbacks. Neptune rising in this chart augers deception and obfuscation of the motivations inside and outside the office of the President as well as a split on focus/dual direction. The best way to get to the truth of what is going on is to follow alternative news sources with internal connections. (See below for my Alternative News Sources CD)

Mercury will be retrograde from Dec. 4th to Dec 24th. Mercury rules over our communication process,.. how we speak, think, technologies, electronics, cars, plan, schedules and travel. All of these areas are part of our daily lives. The errors and glitches that come up can disrupt and delay our usual speed of functioning in our daily lives and the progress we expect on a daily basis becomes frustrating. So slow down and prepare to re-do, repair and reorganize in these areas before progressing as swiftly. Replace broken tech items but research fully new purchases before buying.

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