Astro Update November 2016

Astro Update November 2016

In November the Sun travels through the magnetic, mysterious, and magical Sign of Scorpio, eventually giving way to jovial Sagittarius on November 22, 2016. With Scorpio’s connection to the death, the afterlife, and transformation, it’s not surprising the Day of the Dead and All Soul’s Day are celebrated at the beginning of this month. Scorpio energy is useful for delving into research, discovering secrets, healing, therapy, and detective work. It’s also pretty sexy! Scorpios are known to “take no prisoners” on the battlefield, or in the bedroom!

Believe it or not, some of the overwhelming planetary tension that’s been going on will being to lighten up as this month unfolds. Whew, we could use a break, right? Finally, after a couple of years worth of mayhem, Saturn in Sagittarius has stopped squaring Neptune in Pisces, allowing us to start making some real progress towards our goals and dreams. Uranus in Aries is not squaring Pluto in Capricorn either, after almost 5 years of over-the-top tension and challenge. That’s a WOW folks. There are still a lot of problems to solve from all of that, both globally, and personally, for sure. But at least we can get some traction under our boots now!

There’s a Full Moon at 22 degrees Taurus on November 14, 2016, and it’s a Big One, literally! This Super Moon will be the closest to the Earth until 2034. The Taurus/Scorpio axis of this moon can help bring our emotions and bodies back into sync. The Healing Vibration is emphasized with both the Sun and Moon in aspect to Chiron in Pisces. This Full Moon could easily stimulate some earthquake activity

Neptune in Pisces goes direct on November 19, stimulating faith, healing, compassion, and creativity. Jupiter squares Pluto on November 24, encouraging us to Let Go of things that we truly do not need. And we have a New Moon at 7 degrees Sagittarius on November 29 to help us clear our minds and create space for a prosperous winter cycle.

FYI: Get as much done during November as possible, as the last Mercury Retrograde of 2016 is coming in for a landing in December. That’s right! Mercury will turn retrograde in Capricorn in mid-December folks, so get your car tuned up, your computers, devices, and phones in working order, and make any important purchases and commitments NOW, if possible.

Opportunity Dates: November 2, 3 13, 14, 18, 29 and 30


Horoscopes for November 2016

For all the Signs: During the first part of November, with the Sun in mystical Scorpio, spend some time looking into the deeper aspects of your life. Psychic energy is often quite high during this period, which can lead to amazing insights. This is also the time of year when the veil between the worlds is thin and it is easier to tune in to the world of spirit and communicate with the dear departed. The Sun goes into fiery Sagittarius on November 22, which will speed up the tempo of events.

Aries (March 21-April 19)
Take a good look at your important one on one relationships. It may be time to break some ties in favor of new possibilities in love or business. Single Aries natives may have a Sexy Soul Mate coming straight towards them. So don’t run away! Bring clarity to any and all financial dealings involving partnerships and estates.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Love, healing, and partnership are highlighted this month. If you need something, it’s time to reach out. You are always there for others, so now it’s your turn! Spend time around upbeat and inspirational people. Others will show you the way to news opportunities if you are open to change.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You need some perspective about your body, mind, spirit connection. Slow down, get centered, and focus on your own healing and well-being. You need a routine that makes sense and allows you to stay grounded. Make peace in your important relationships. Single Geminis may have romance on the way. Don’t worry about what you don’t have…connect to what you DO have.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
You need balance! Your creative energy can only flourish if you feel safe and secure. Enhance things in your home environment. Progress is available now if you need to move or change things with your living situation. Real Estate deals are possible. There is a lot available to you now, but you must get the different parts of your life into sync if you want to take advantage of any of it!

Leo (July 23-August 22)
Take care of things relating to home and family. You also may have some issues from the past to clear up, so you can unburden yourself and move on. Pay attention to health issues. Now is not the time to burn the candle at both ends. You probably need some time for personal maintenance.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) Information and communication are taking center stage now. Reach out to people and tell them what’s on your mind. Avoid the temptation to scatter your energy and resources. Narrow your focus and you’ll get more done. Financial success is possible, but from your own efforts, not from risky ventures or dubious partnerships.

Libra (September 23-October 22) Get down to business and get your financial affairs in order. You have the opportunity to increase your earnings. It may not look like it, but you are right on the edge of growth and positive change. Things will work out better then you might expect!

Scorpio (October 23-Novemeber 21) This is a great time to access your creative side and let people see what you are capable of. You may feel insecure about finances, but progress will come. Many of your projects will bear fruit in 2017.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Time to find the light of your inner wisdom, make peace with your reality, and re-establish your vision of the future. All inner adjustments you make now will lay a good foundation for the rest of the year, and beyond.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Don’t lose track of the big picture. Career success is calling to you. People want to connect with you. You just need to keep your inner psyche in balance. Emotional and physical transformation is in process. Pace yourself, but don’t look back, look the good that’s happening right now!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Get your groove on and start making some real headway towards your career and personal goals. There is no room for wishful thinking at the moment. Get real about finances and get moving. You can accomplish a lot this month if you have a clear sense of purpose.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)
This is a good time to access your inner healer and your inner artist. Inspiration for change is all around you, and inside you. Travel will benefit you, as will all forms of education. Your spiritual insight and hunches are good, so use them for something. Focus on making your dreams into practical reality.

Astro Update: January 2015

Astro Update: January 2015

Happy New Year! Change is in the air, as 2015 marks the final phase of the powerful Uranus/Pluto squares that have dominated the scene since 2012. This intense planetary influence has corresponded with much upheaval, politically, economically and personally.  And yet, the dramatic events that have unfolded over the past few years have shed light on underlying problems that truly needed attention. And sometimes, a tipping point for positive action does not occur until things get really, really hot! The same kind of astrological pattern was also present back in the 60’s, a time when social unrest was in high gear and many important issues regarding the women’s movement, inequality and racism erupted into full view. The changes in social awareness that will come out of this period won’t solve all human problems but will help us to continue to evolve, as the Aquarian Age marches on.

The final square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn occurs during March of 2015. This represents the turning of the tide and many more positive influences will roll in during this important year. 2015 is also the Year of the Green Sheep in Chinese astrology, which is considered a calming, peaceful and prosperous vibration. That should be helpful!

All 3 Mercury Retrograde cycles (January, May and September) will be in Air Signs this Year. This will have a strong connection to all things related to communication technology…so 2015 will be a year to really make sure you are keeping your computers and devices healthy!

Mercury will turn retrograde in Aquarius on January 21, 2015 but the influence will be felt soon after the New Year begins. Mercury will direct on February 11 but the influence will linger on through the rest of February. These cycles are not always favorable for starting new ventures, travel, new purchases (like cars or computers) and communication. Life goes on but if you have important plans to do new things, you might want to wait until the end of February to get started. This is also good advice when it comes to planning elective surgeries.

 

Horoscopes for January 2015

For all the Sun Signs: Starting the New Year with Mercury Retrograde coming in for a landing might seem a bit weird but remember, it is good for some things! You may have some interesting and significant encounters with people from the past. I always tell people, if an “ex” shows up during retrograde, it isn’t always a sign you should get back together! More often than not, it is some kind of cosmic review session, to take stock of previous relationship lessons. Sometimes, during Mercury Retrograde, we get insight about past issues and are able to get “closure” or tie up loose ends. It’s also a good time to research, plan and refine future plans. My best advice is to be patient, persistent, tenacious and tolerant. Hey, that’s always good advice, right?

There’s a Full Moon in Cancer on January 4, 2015 and a New Moon in Aquarius on January 20, 2015. The best weekend for weddings or party plans is January 16, 17 and 18.

 

Astro-Opportunity Days: January 1, 2, 5, 9, 16, 17, 23, 25, 29

 

Aries (March 21-April 19) If you are ready to bite the bullet and tackle the “big stuff” you will be setting the stage for some significant life changes. Put in the effort and don’t procrastinate. 2015 can be a revolutionary year for you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) A new day is dawning and you are in a great position to move forward. You will benefit from opportunities to learn new things. This is a period that represents progress, growth and expansion. Residential moves are favored now as well.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Time to assess your life and let go of anything that no longer fits. Address endings and prepare for new beginnings. Pay careful attention to money issues that are tied to others.

Cancer (June 21-July 21) The Full Moon in Cancer on January 4, 2015 will surely highlight many issues around your relationship life. Positive connections with others will help you to make plans for future financial growth.

Leo (July 23-August 22) In some ways, you might find that daily life and your work schedule require extra attention now. Nevertheless, relationships are highlighted, with positive vibes from Venus opening up your mind about new possibilities.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) Take advantage of earthy planetary forces lining up in your romance and creativity department! This should be a great time for single Virgos to put their best foot forward. This vibration could also help you in business if you are proactive.

Libra (September 23-October 22) Take care of business around the home and with family. Don’t get frustrated if there are a few problems to be solved there. This is a good time for love relationships to blossom, or possibly the start of a new romance.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Lots of new ideas are coming to you now. Consider waiting until late February to launch them. Saturn is no longer hanging around in your sign, so 2015 will represent a very different kind of progress for you, with more impetus to move forward with fewer obstructions.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) 2015 starts off on a somewhat serious note, as Saturn has entered your sign. Logic and practicality are not always your favorite modalities but can serve you well now. Pay close attention to finances and you’ll avoid any costly mistakes this month.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Happy Birthday Capricorn! The theme this year is transformation. Don’t be afraid to tackle “the big stuff.” This is a year you’ll be able to make major decisions that will clear the path for a very different life, if you are ready for it!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) This is a great time to address all matters concerning healing, mental, emotional and physical. Have old patterns been holding you back? Dig deep and find pathways to help release outworn structures preventing your growth. And take advantage of Venus in your sign this month, which could help with all relationship matters.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) There is lots of energy coming from your social network. This can be friends or work colleagues and they’ll be a great benefit to you now. There are lots of possibilities for improvement and growth in the workplace.

 

 

Astro Update: December 2014

Astro Update: December 2014

The first week of December starts with a blast of creative energy, so be ready to ride the wave! The Full Moon in frenetic Gemini on December 6 will be energized by positive fiery trines from the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius to Uranus in Aries and Venus in Sagittarius connecting to Jupiter in Leo. This could be extremely helpful for creative projects and social networking. Even your holiday shopping could be inspiring during this period, so take advantage of it!

The last exact Uranus/Pluto square of the year has already clicked into place in November and hits a high point right around December 14. This is a continuation of an intense and challenging astrological pattern that began in 2012 and will continue on into 2015. In our personal lives and globally, difficulties arise when we resist change and we become empowered and liberated when we initiate it. The push/pull of this powerful influence will be palpable this month. Have the courage to make important changes and don’t be discouraged. Feeling frustrated is part of the equation but each little victory towards innovation will lead to another.

Many of my clients have mentioned feeling stuck at times this past year but I have also seen people making great strides. Often the advances seem to come from “letting go” of situations that are not leading towards progress. Leaving your comfort zone may be exactly what will do the trick. Put stagnant situations and relationships on the back burner, favoring activities and connections that show signs of progress. And don’t be afraid to try new things! Do not let the past dictate your present and future decisions. This may sound simple but it’s an important key to working with the strong planetary vibrations present during this last month of the year and next year, too.

Winter Solstice falls on December 21, 2014, in tandem with the New Moon in Capricorn. This is a good time to access your personal and professional goals and begin to envision your 2015. Saturn makes its entrance into Sagittarius on December 23, giving us fresh insight into creating positive structure in our lives.

 

Femastrology Horoscopes for December 2014

For all the Signs: Get in touch with your adventurous side, with Sun, Mercury and Venus in lively Sagittarius as the month begins. The Sagittarian vibes work in tandem with Fire Sign energy from Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries, opening doorways to excitement, enthusiasm and lively exchanges. So live it up a little, as things will tend to take on a more serious tone by mid-month, with Mercury and Venus heading into responsible Capricorn. Jupiter Retrograde on December 8 might feel a little bit like a stall but will give us a chance to revisit and reactivate some of the advances we’ve made earlier in the year. Venus in Capricorn lines up with Pluto for a few days right around December 20, so be prepared for some deep insight into the true nature of certain emotional relationships.

 

Astro-Opportunity Days: December 6, 8, 15, 16, 24, 26, 27 and 31. Use these days to increase your potential for success in your endeavor

 

Aries (March 21-April 19) Sign up for more happiness! This is not time to get hung up about the things that aren’t working in your life. It’s a time to embrace new ideas and experiences that will help you get your big picture into perspective. Your mantra: Change is good.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Take a good look at your important connections to people. How much energy are you putting out? How much energy are THEY putting out towards you? Embrace those who approach you with respect and are showing you they can follow through on their promises. Important endings lead to greener pastures in the New Year.

Gemini (May 21-June 20 )  You’ll be feeling a strong pull towards new relationships, both business and personal. The beginning of this month could be full of positive surprises. Don’t try to juggle too many balls. Your mantra: Quality not quantity.

Cancer (June 21-July 21) This is a time when you can truly shine in the public arena. Put your best foot forward at work. Your talents will be noticed. Powerful forces are at work in your relationship life. It’s a good time for you to align yourself with those who truly “have your back.”

Leo (July 23-August 22) The beginning of the month could be extremely fortunate and even lucky for you. Mix business with pleasure and see what happens. Many invitations will undoubtedly appear. Pick the ones you know you’ll have the most fun with. You could be a great source of happiness and inspiration for those you love.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) Harmonize and beautify your home and connect to family. Then, get ready for a surge of business activity later in the month when planets in Capricorn open up your possibilities. Be mindful about what others say they have to offer. A realistic attitude will insure your success.

Libra (September 23-October 22) Make it a point to connect to people who share your ideas and ideals. Your creative impulses are strong and you could get attention for projects now. Important new relationships are on the horizon, so make sure you get out there to make connections.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Health, money and a sense of well being are coming into balance. The energy around you is opening up. Take advantage of new found strength and get ready to take advantage of new opportunities, while enjoying a time of greater stability.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Excellent vibrations surround you. What will you do with them? Open up to all that is positive in your world. Combine enthusiasm with stable choices and you’ll have a fabulous month. Feet on the ground, eyes on the prize!

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) This is an introspective time for Caps. Go within. Take time to look deeply into your own desires for transformation and change. There are powerful forces at work pushing you toward the next step in your personal evolution. Tune in.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Where’s the party? Probably wherever you are! Connections to friends and colleagues will be both entertaining and enlightening. Put energy into new things and if you need an opportunity in business, throw the net out.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) If you’ve been putting lots of effort into your work you will now see the results. And others will, too. Many powerful spiritual lessons can become very clear now. Enjoy your successes.

 

Planetary Influences 2016

Planetary Influences
2016

For the first time since 1988 I have been wrong about my prediction for US President! I’ll admit, it was a hard call, but I did end up predicting Scorpio Hillary Clinton earlier this year. But as fate would have it, Team Gemini, Donald Trump and Mike Pence, won the White House. Both Trump and his VP-elect were born under the sign of the twins, and both men will face an arduous road ahead, with oppositions from task master Saturn in the Sagittarius starting this December.

Saturn continues clicking along in Sagittarius…  Saturn is the planet that has to do with all the things we have to do…duties, responsibilities, and work. With Saturn in a Fire Sign for the next couple of years, at very least, that ought to “light a fire” under some of us to get more done. Sometimes, with Sagittarius energy, it’s just a matter of not trying to do everything at once! For Mutable Signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, there may be some obstacles to move from your path in the months to come, as Saturn will be in making strong aspects to you. But Saturn, the Lord of Karma, is related to Ganesh, the Elephant, the Remover of Obstacles! So putting action into problem solving is always the solution when Saturn presents us with our lessons.

Uranus in Aries is finally backing off from squaring Pluto in Capricorn. This super-challenging planetary combo has been hot and heavy since late 2011, and this aspect is still close enough to be felt by all. The good news is, this tough vibration is beginning to unwind and level out. The other news is, we humans still have A LOT of problem solving on our hands, given what has been set in motion and brought to light over the last few years. So, we’d better get busy! Cardinal Signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn will be feeling this energy on a very personal level for some years to come.

The last Mercury Retrograde of the year is coming up December 18, 2016 and will turn direct January 7, 2017. We will start feeling the effect by the beginning of December and they will carry on through mid-January. If there are any big decisions, purchases, contracts, or trips you are planning, try to get them done before December!

Neptune in Pisces: First, the good news. Neptune is the ruler of Pisces and is perfectly at home in this creative Water Sign. It’s been in Pisces since 2011 and will stay there until 2025! During this period, there will be major Spiritual Awakenings. The plight of the disadvantaged will be highlighted. The world will learn many lessons about healing, medicine, and compassion. Great mysteries will be uncovered. And art and creativity will be highlighted. Neptune in Pisces will likely bring about incredible advances in medical science, particularly related to the blood and genetic codes.

But Neptune in Pisces can also feel like a ball of confusion sometimes. Ask any Pisces born late in February how things have been going and you’ll probably get an earful. Neptune in Pisces has become their new best friend over this past year or more. And that can be one wild ride!  Mysterious Neptune is sometimes very cool, as it is a good vibration for art, healing, and spirituality…but in general, for us mere mortals who aren’t busy saving the world or painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling, it can be a one way ticket to La La Land. Keywords: illusion, confusion, deception, self-deception, victim, martyr, savior, enabler, addict . Those kinds of things are much more likely to crop up if Neptune is messing with your birth planets. Problem is, you won’t see it coming.  Neptune energy is hypnotic, mesmerizing, and powerfully seductive. We’ll think we’ve met our Soul Mate, or found the Holy Grail when Neptune is conjunct or in opposition to a key chart point. But that magical something is almost NEVER what it seems to be. It just usually takes a year or more to figure it out…and then, it’s often a bit late to do anything about it, or make up for lost time. So, if you feel like you might be in a Neptunian fog, take note: if it seems to good to be true, it probably is, and don’t make any big decisions you can’t un-do later.  And really take care of your health. When in doubt, ask a friend who isn’t under a Neptune transit or come get a reading with me!

 

Astro Update: November 2014

Astro Update: November 2014

November begins with Mercury Direct, but the Shadow of Mercury Retrograde still lingering. Hey, at least we are out of the woods! Most of October was dominated by that somewhat annoying and confusing influence, so the fact that it’s fading is good news. You may still notice glitches in communication and challenges with technology for the first week of the month. Nevertheless, November will represent a more accelerated and productive vibration in general, so take advantage of it! It already feels tons better to me!

There’s a Full Moon in Taurus on November 6, 2014 which will shed light on both love and money. With the Sun in Scorpio, there may be a bit of intensity on the emotional front, but Venus is also in Scorpio at the time of the Full Moon, which will soften things some, and put the emphasis on sex, love, and compassion.

If there is a period of November to approach with caution it will center on and around November 10, 2014, when Mars lines up with Pluto in Capricorn. Mars is traditionally known as the God of War, and Pluto can sometimes come off a little like a Grand Inquisitor, deciding ones fate. The combination of the two with the accompanying square to revolutionary Uranus in Aries could pack a real punch. I’d give this planetary combo a wide berth. So caution is advised from November 9 through 15. What to expect? People tend to get angry, riled up, and temperamental during these influences, and even destructive at times. Accidents and confrontation could also be a factor. So, if you see that kind of energy about to erupt with loved ones, friends, colleagues, or even strangers…get out of the way! And watch your own impulses and reactions carefully, too! Take it slow and tap in to your compassion and chill. Then you will be a help to others who may not have much perspective.

The New Moon in Sagittarius on November 22, 2014 should be a refreshing shift in the general mood of the day. With the Sun, the Moon, and Venus lining up together, creativity and enthusiasm will take hold. This gets the ball rolling in a very positive way for the upcoming holiday season. Hooray!

 

Horoscopes for November 2014

For all the Sun Signs: Tie up loose ends and solve problems during the first week of November. As I mentioned, Mercury Retrograde is fading fast, but there may still be some lingering problems to solve. Try to get things squared away as the Taurus Full Moon approaches on November 6th. After November 15 the somewhat angry vibes from Mars/Pluto/Uranus will have subsided, and things will really start to feel more and more progressive. Planning a party, wedding, or event? Try the weekend of November 15 and 16. Sunday, November 23 is also a terrific day for just about anything, with a cool trine from the Moon in Sagittarius to Jupiter in Leo. Lucky stuff!Opportunity Periods: November 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, and 23.

Aries (March 21-April 19) Rams born early in April will feel the brunt of the Mars/Pluto pairing in Capricorn. Hang in there and keep your cool if possible! You could get pretty cranky. For all Aries, relationships will be heating up, money issues will need attention, and if something needs to end, LET IT!

Taurus (April 20-May 20) The Full Moon in Taurus has your name on it! Expect powerful feelings and emotional events around November 6. With Venus in Scorpio in the mix, things could get steamy in the love department. The general mood? Positive but intense.

Gemini (May 21-June 20 ) Keep things neutral at work and at home. Pay attention to your health. Sound boring? It shouldn’t. Things might be a little quiet at the beginning of the month, but they will be a lot more exciting toward the end! So, store up some extra energy for that!

Cancer (June 21-July 21) Early Cancers may be in the crosshairs of the Mars/Pluto paring during the beginning of the month. Word to the wise: choose your battles and don’t get involved in the controversies of others. They’ll try to pull you in. The good news is you should feel remarkable sexy and creative this month, so have some fun with that!

Leo (July 23-August 22) Saturn is still messing with you a bit, bringing up issues at home and with loved ones. But hey, lucky Jupiter is on your side! Tackle responsibilities, keep your chin up, try not to complain, and take advantage of opportunities that will continue to arise! Things will feel particularly groovy for you towards the end of the month.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) Things are generally supportive of you now, and your ideas are flowing. Communication improves and as the month progresses you will likely get important news about a project or plan. The one catch for early Virgos is the Neptune opposition that’s hanging around. Embrace clarity and if it something seems too good to be true…IT IS.

Libra (September 23-October 22) Early Libras could feel spun around and upset by the Mars/Pluto/Uranus business at the beginning of the month. The main problems will center on relationships and family matters. Keep your cool. Things will smooth out by mid-month. Also, pay careful attention to money and monitor expenditures carefully as you might tend to overextend.

Scorpio (October 23-Novemeber 21) Happy Birthday Scorpios! Strong emotion and passion will characterize the start of the month. Venus in Scorpio will make it all feel pretty good! And you’ve almost graduated from over 2 years of work with Saturn in your sign. Things are looking up!

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) The first part of the month might feel a little quiet, but don’t let that fool you! Get your inner balance going so you can take advantage of exciting times towards month’s end.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Keep your cool as the month begins. People will be pulling your chain. Don’t take it personally. This is a time to make friends and influence people. So, keep your head on straight and do that!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Take charge at work and get the job done! Your efforts will be noticed! Feeling lucky? You should be! Particularly if you are single, as Jupiter is sending you good vibes from the Love Shack! Have fun!

Pisces (February 19-March 20) This is a favorable time for you. Learn, teach, and experience! Make friends with your spirituality and creativity and hang out with people of like mind. Many new things are possible now. Enjoy them!