Summer Eclipse Season 2019 Begins

Solar Eclipse over Washington DC July 2, 2019

The 1st Solar Eclipse of the Summer Season will be on Tuesday July 2nd. This eclipse falls in the sign of Cancer at 10-11 degrees. This time of year we nourish ourselves with warmth, care, and sometimes family. But an eclipse in the sign of Cancer can bring up family issues or crises related to family or parents. Always with an eclipse, an event occurs that must be dealt with. The event happens through no fault of your own, yet you must respond to it.

Get rest and try not to stress right before, during, and right after the eclipse. Give yourself a few day window around the eclipse to come to terms if something does come up for you. There is usually no need to respond immediately, even though the pressure and shock of some eclipse events make us feel like we should do something immediately.

This eclipse has several interesting alignments  – two sesquiquadrates (think of this as a double square) from the Mercury/Mars conjunction in Leo to the Square between Jupiter and Neptune. Creative work needs tremendous focus in order to manifest what you desire. The challenge here is triple-hard so that you will be driven to rise to the occasion and create exactly what it is you desire. There is also an inconjunct to Jupiter from the eclipse point, meaning there needs to be an adjustment to your philosophy or beliefs when dealing with key issues that arise around creativity, new projects and/or family.

This will be an especially difficult time for political candidates with the eclipse in the political 9th house and this challenging alignment. With so many candidates for the Democratic nomination, the candidate(s) with the strongest verbal expression of their will power (Mercury & Mars conjunct in Leo) and ideals will rise up early on. Expect many candidates to drop out by the 2nd (full moon) eclipse (see below). It is at this time that all of us feel the progress of our ventures this month and where we need to with realign or abandon key situations.

Mercury also goes retrograde this month on July 7th through August 2nd. As usual, try to make any large purchases unless you must replace an electronic device due to failure. It is likely, with the Solar eclipse in Cancer, that repairs or replacement items for the home will be necessary. Do as much research as you can if replacement is a necessity – but still, there is a good chance you will not be satisfied with a purchase now. The rule is “don’t sign, don’t buy” during a Mercury retrograde. Backup your files before the retrograde as a precaution.

 The 2nd eclipse this summer, the lunar eclipse, falls on July 16th at 24-25 degrees of Capricorn. The established leaders, old guard, and controlling elements will be hit during this time. Old modes and outworn methods will need to be released in order for the new creative (Cancerian) impulse of the earlier eclipse this month to begin to blossom.  Whether it is a new home, a renovation, a new family or release of family members or from ideas that come from your roots or old rooted thoughts, this may be a very revelatory month.

Knowing where the eclipses land in your birth chart adds the key element of knowing which area(s) of your life will be affected by these events. Book a special 30-45 minute phone reading on how the upcoming eclipses this summer will affect your chart and your life. Contact me to schedule.

Lunar Eclipse over Washington DC July 16, 2019


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.

 

Lunar Eclipse, Mars & Mercury Retrograde

Lunar Eclipse – Jul. 27, 2018

July 27th we have a Full moon/Lunar eclipse. This eclipse falls at 4 Aquarius 44 and triggers the Mars retrograde which is sitting less than one degree from the eclipse degree.  You may be feeling held back from progressing in whichever area of your birth chart this eclipse falls, or you may literally need to contain your emotions this week. Because the eclipse is in Aquarius, some issues that may come up related to unspoken emotions around friendships, and frustration due to detachment in your emotions toward others, or of someone else toward you.

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is remain objective while emotions are being activated with an eclipse. The idea is when the moon is full, the light shines on the area or degree of the full moon. But when the full moon is eclipsed, emotions from past events are both stirred up from the past and repressed simultaneously. Reacting as opposed to reflecting will have a negative effect on relationships. As always with eclipses, don’t react as we are in the middle of these next two eclipses that finish the series this summer. So meditate on the past and family so you can release issues through the South node, and hold back on actions until you find the most optimal solution to any issues on the table now.

Other aspects to this eclipse when looked at from our nation’s capital (see chart above) add challenges in our position due to the area where this eclipse lies plus issues in the financial arena. Our finances are troubled here because of a T-square to Uranus in Taurus and a sesquiquadrate (square + a semisquare = 135°) to a very debilitated Venus in Virgo. The challenge seems to be playing out with the economic deficit that our administration is attempting to address with trade wars… which aren’t solving the problem.

[[ **NOTE – The day after this post went live. Trump ordered an end to the Trade War with the EU.]]

And if we look at the Federal Reserve chart (see chart below), it is being decimated right now with both the last eclipse on its Ascendant and this eclipse now in the 7th house of open enemies or rivals where the eclipse degree and South Node (old debts) sit. Trump recently made a comment about the Federal Reserve and Central Bank having policies that were set up to hurt the economy. Well, it certainly made the bankers rich! ..but to the detriment of the people. With Pluto (transformation/power plays) slowing down to station on the Fed chart’s Descendant (same as 7th house – rivals/enemies or partners) in October, we are looking at a battle to the death over this institution’s role or even existence.

If you haven’t been to my talks, I have offered many solutions to protect your savings when this change in the currency takes place. Contact me to buy my “Practical Preparedness for the 2010’s and Beyond” packet or CD, or copies of my recent information rich workshop on DVD.

And what could make an eclipse season more interesting than the flubs and fixes needed during a Mercury Retrograde? Not much! This summer’s retrograde runs from the eclipse day July 27th to August 20th. Don’t sign, don’t buy, and try not to put important messages in writing. They may be misunderstood or need revision, so do your research first. But do get your electronics fixed now!

If you’d like clarity on your current situation and to get the most out of  the eclipses and the retrogrades this season by seeing how they align with your chart, contact me for a Special Summer Eclipse reading by phone at 1/2 the price of a regular reading.

Federal Reserve with Lunar Eclipse Jul. 27, 2018

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.

Eclipse Recap & Spring Ingress

Above Chart: Spring Ingress 2018 for Washington DC

The recent full moon was in Virgo following the last eclipse, and I have witnessed a lot of important shifts. I thought this cycle was worth a short recap. This eclipse cycle and full moon brought a lot of confusion followed by revelation; disappointment followed by new possibilities; illness followed by recovery and commitment to health, rejuvenation and release.

The symbolism behind the climax of this cycle on the Virgo full moon was felt more powerfully by many because of the substantial weight of planets in Pisces. The flow of energy quickly became dreamy, visionary, imaginative and intuitive following the eclipse in late Aquarius. This began as a stage to envision idealistic goals, and begin to paint them on the canvas of our vision boards and the universe. As mid-month approached however, the Virgo full moon shined a flood light on the details needing attending to in the manifestation of these dreams, and the realities involved in making them happen. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but may just have felt totally unexpected.

As a sage advisor once said, when you come to a fork in the road, and there are two possible paths or outcomes — one you have envisioned and one you have not; prepare for both. The idea behind this was not to give up your dreams for the sake of what seems like a hindrance or obstacle. Proceed following both roads: the more imaginative as well as the more realistic, and that way you will be prepared for either outcome, or possibly both.

The upcoming Spring Ingress chart, like the past Winter Ingress, has Neptune on an angle. This has added to the uncertainty in activities by the President and in the White House. We can’t be sure of exactly what has happened in any scandal, nor can we have certainty of how the President or his advisors and staff will proceed. Mars inhabits the 6th house of the military, and Saturn (obstacles) sits firmly on the Descendant (other countries/leaders). Both straddle the Descendant making it beseiged –  a really bad situation where one is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Certainly all the nuclear talks are highlighted here. There has to be some give and take; we can’t ask other nations to disarm and then continue to occupy their borders.  But as we do that, we exemplify the negative attributes of this alignment. Let’s hope as we pass through this period that right choices are made.

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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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Readings at The Delancey & Eclipse Readings Extended

The Delancey – 168 Delancey St., Manhattan, NYC

On Thursday Aug. 31st from 9 PM to midnight, I will be giving astrology readings with a group of Spiritual Light-workers which include Psychics and Tarot Readers at The Delancey – 168 Delancey St., 2nd Fl. . Stop in for a reading, drinks or a snack!

Eclipse Readings Extended

Due to popular demand I have extended the Special Personal Eclipse Readings through Labor Day weekend to book, and schedule the reading until Sept 15th. These readings are less than 1/2 price and cover how the recent eclipses will play out for you in the coming months & years, as well as the effects of subsequent 2018 eclipse. Contact me with any questions and to schedule.

The Great American Eclipse – as Mercury Retrogrades

The Great American Eclipse

Not since 1918 has an eclipse path cut straight across the United States from coast to coast. On August 21st, The Great American Eclipse will do just that.  Beginning at 1:15 PM EDT the 73 mile wide lunar shadow will darken the continent from Oregon to South Carolina giving us continued observation of the event for a full 90 minutes. Not only is the visibility going to be exciting for those who have never seen an eclipse, but the over-stimulation and likely instability that eclipses have been noted scientifically to bring psychologically and physiologically is sure to bring some fluctuations to the not-so status-quo. There is no better time to get your heads out of your phones, get offline and really get centered.

Many still are now either holding onto outrage from the political and media circus we are witnessing, and some have begun to fall into complacency – read this article for a detailed opinion: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-17/navigating-through-storms-im-losing-my-sense-outrage

Things are on their way to reach a climax, and that is what these next eclipses will usher in, and necessarily so. Most people, I hate to say it, need to have a brick fall on their heads or hear an impassioned tirade like in the film “Network” to be shaken out of their apathy. And to those who have marched, protested, phone banked, donated and still find themselves at wits end – there will be more and better options soon to assist in getting things back on track personally and socially.

New Leo Moon conjunct Mas (action and ego) July 23rd 0° Leo 44” With Mars conjunct this new moon, it infuses assertiveness and action, or anger and frustration to the house in your chart and areas in your life where this lunation occurs.

We ave entered the shadow of the coming Mercury Retrograde which will color this entire eclipse period into the fall. Decisions, contracts, technology and trips all must be thought out and planned very carefully and no details left out in order for the eclipse period to not completely sabotage your efforts. Mercury begins its trek closer to the earth, peaking at the station.  During the entire period (see dates below) all details, discussions, communications, contracts, travel and technology need extra care and consideration.  Contracts and agreements will likely need to be amended if signed during the retrograde. Delay if possible. Dates and degrees are as follows:

Mercury Retro shadow – entered July 25th (slip-ups and errors in judgment begin)

Mercury Station Retrograde – August 14th

Mercury Direct Station – Sept. 6th

Mercury leaves the shadow – Sept. 19th

Full Moon Eclipse August 7th – 15° Aquarius 25” – This is the heightened period of the new moon from July 23rd. Get ample rest as this full moon will heighten issues brought up by the new moon in Leo. This eclipse brings up your relationships with others and whether or not there is a level of fairness and equality surrounding them. With this eclipse falling on Trump’s Descendant, issues with both partners and open enemies will be ‘eclipsed’ as in blocked or delayed in the coming months. Do not underestimate the power of this eclipse over circumstances going forward. If decisions on partnerships can be delayed even by a few days or a week, you will be less likely to make an error in judgment by rushing into anything. Breathe.

Full Solar Eclipse Aug 21st – 28° Leo 53” – This is the most talked about eclipse of all as it will cut directly across the United States. See the photo of the eclipse path at the top of this post. Because the moon blocks the Sun’s light, the symbolism mirrors the idea that actions will be blocked in the area in which the eclipse falls in your chart and where the eclipse path travels. For the nation, this can be interpreted as anything from grids going down to some sort of downfall to the leader and populace of the country where the eclipse path crosses. In Trump’s chart, this eclipse conjuncts his Mars. With Mars ruling Trump’s 9th house of law, he may have his powers blocked, so look for legislation to limit his ability to carry out his actions or stop actions initiated by Congress. A solar eclipse generally augurs some sort of permanent change to the area in which it falls whether geographically or in the sector of your chart. Expect extreme turnarounds in those areas. Contact me for a consultation to find out where the eclipses will occur in your chart and how to prepare and make the most of the shifts.

Keep in mind, the Mercury retrograde occurs simultaneously with these eclipses. Expect plans to be changed, minds to be changed and just like a Uranus transit, with an eclipse, expect the unexpected. When Mars crosses the eclipse degree on Sept 3rd – 4th, we can expect an aftershock or full blown explosion, figuratively or literally, as a climax to this entire nearly two month period.

More information about the eclipse visibility in your area can be found here: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21

and here:

https://www.space.com/37564-solar-eclipse-2017-one-month-away-anticipation.html

or click this map: