Fall Forecast 2018

A look at some of the outer planets to plan your fall trajectory.

What to look out for –

Jupiter is now traveling direct in Scorpio – so those with planets  or points in this sign, or trine or sextile Scorpio – as in the water and earth signs, should be getting new opportunities and feeling positive about the future. A sense of optimism comes with Jupiter transits, so also look to the house where Jupiter is transiting. Jupiter enters its home sign of Sagittarius on November 8th  where abundance and expansion in all things that broaden our lives and open our minds will start to come about.

Saturn, the builder, is now moving direct as well. Saturn structures our lives by pushing us to make thorough preparations for success. The direct motion of Saturn also assists with projects that were held up from progressing this summer.

October 6th Venus, planet of love and money, will go retrograde. What to do: resolve issues from a past romance, rekindle with an old love, find accounting errors and collect past due monies. What not to do: start a new romance, make large purchases such as an apartment, piece of art etc., do not try a new hairstyle as your stylist will have a different aesthetic than you do, same with cosmetic surgery. Only corrective surgery may be warranted.  Photo shoots are also not recommended during this time for the same reason as the photographer will have a different perspective what looks good. Venus retrograde lasts until Nov. 16th and leaves the shadow on Dec. 10th.

On October 8th, we finally leave the shadow of the draining Mars retrograde from this summer. Scroll down to my How To Use Mars retrograde article from a couple months back to see if your experiences mirrored those described in my article. Projects that you may have been working on tirelessly are finally able to move forward with greater momentum now. Start to take action, but the real push will be most productive after the 8h of October.

Looking ahead to Nov. 8th, Uranus goes back into Aries where it will finally make its last station in that sign the first week of 2019. This should be your final call to straighten out any chaotic or disruptive circumstances or relationships, and to re-focus on your personal needs in whichever area of your chart where Aries is. If you don’t have your chart or can’t read it, contact me for a personal forecast with all the planets, return and retrogrades etc. affecting your chart for the coming year.

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

Hurry Up and Wait. The Retrogrades of April

Saturn & Pluto Retrograde April 2018

Yes, spring is here, and you’d better get set to make some high priority goals sooner than later. Why? Because the upcoming planet transits are better suited to go back to define and refine prior projects and your self than to forge ahead with something new.

Life has a forward then backwards then forwards movement. If we align ourselves with the Cosmos, there is a flow of being in the moment and not fighting what ‘is’.  We are now right in the middle of Mercury retrograde, when communications, dealings, paperwork and decisions all need careful consideration and attention so projects don’t go awry. Double check your work and appointments and all should be fine. But just as Mercury stations to go Direct, that is when we tend to overlook things in our rush to get back to our normal breakneck pace. Additionally we have just begun to leave a conjunction of Mars (assertiveness, aggression, will) with Saturn (restriction, authority, control). Whether this related to long hours on a project, heavy physical labor, or being at odds with a boss or co-worker, today we finally began to move out of this tension ridden transit.

In terms of retrograde motion though, this month, we will feel a direct push-back from the Universe as Saturn and Pluto, two of the heavy outer planet influences, start their retrogrades on April 18th and 22nd respectively. What this means is, those issues that have been coming up for you personally as well as globally go into deep rectification mode. Saturn rules over our social rules and structure. Just when we thought it had reached a crescendo, the #TimesUp movement and disclosure will spread further into other professional fields. This movement is barely in its infancy in terms of setting straight the centuries of imbalance between the sexes. On a personal level with Saturn, what are the obligations you dutifully keep and how do these fit or no longer fit your true purpose? Making the right choice in these matters is now up to you, so navigate deliberately. Many obligations are continually pursued, contrary to our best interest, out of pure habit. We can no longer afford to have our attention scattered in this manner. Give up beating that dead horse and what you’ve already accomplished and move on to your soul’s true calling.

As for Pluto, also soon retrograding in Capricorn, this relates to the unearthing of long hidden power imbalances used personally and with others. This is similar to the patriarchal upending we’ve been seeing in the film industry, and is now due in areas relating to global power structures (trade) and imbalances between nations. The crescendo of these influences will be seen with the triple conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in Feb. of 2020. So this is a prelude, a set-up, to get as much aligned as possible before that time. Personally – whatever house Pluto is transiting in your natal chart is in need of refinement, fine tuning and re-establishment of proper use of power. Pluto gets rid of what is no longer necessary or no longer working for our evolution.

See the chart at the top of this blog. In the bottom house (4th house) is where you will find Saturn and Pluto showing as retrograde. In between them is Mars. This is known as  beseiged.. or afflicted, unable to move. This is a very uncomfortable position and not a good time to push forward aggressively, or lash out unconsciously with temper or physical exertion. This position says pull back, withdraw, contain, reassess and wait. We are here now – and when Mars steps out from this configuration, all hell can break loose personally and worldwide with political actions. Get your priorities and especially your health in order for when this, and the Mars retrograde coming up this summer take place (more on the Mars retrograde next time).

Is the Saturn, besieged Mars and Pluto in your 3rd house? How do you use your speech and everyday thought patterns to achieve your ends? Is your mind jumping all over the place not landing on what is of importance? Are you acting out verbally? You can actually take control of this and not let Pluto take hold of you. Is Saturn, besieged Mars and Pluto soon transiting in your 10th house? Might you be undermining your career by indiscriminately overstepping authority figures or not fully owning your own power? Or are Saturn,  Mars and Pluto stuck in your 4th house and you’ve sat back thinking  home and family issues are ‘theirs’ to correct, and that you have no power to alter those problems that feel terminal?

World leaders use astrology to avoid missteps, shouldn’t you? If you don’t know where these transits are now in your chart, contact me for a personal reading or update and we can go over how best to utilize these powerful energies so that you are well-positioned, and not thrown, by this alignment, and similarly, ready for the arrival of the triple outer planet conjunction in 2020. Astrology’s best use is for timing and preparation for the times ahead, so take the advantage use it well.