Sun into Lovely, Lively Libra 9/22/17 * Fall is Here!

Posted By on September 20, 2017

 

Whether you call it “Fall” or “Autumn”, when the Sun moves into Libra, it is the Equinox (equal day / equal night).

Balance – in relationships, both business and personal, cooperation, genial negotiations will be in the forefront for the next few weeks. All that the world needs now, yes we can.

This social and harmony loving Air sign, ruled by Venus, leans toward the lush things in life – romance, music, delicious food, beauty, graciousness and hospitality. When Communication planet Mercury transits Libra, from 9/30 to 10/17/17, it should amp up our interactions with cleverness and charm. Next, sensual Venus glides into the 7th sign of the Zodiac, from 10/14 to 11/7/17, as a welcome extra to warm and lift spirits.

As always, your experience of the Sun in a particular sign depends most upon where it appears in your chart. But the Solar orb in Libra can set a mood to benefit us all. Edges are smoothed and softened on potentially contentious situations. My suggestion for anything Libran is always: meet fun folks somewhere beautiful for brunch and or cocktails. Enjoy being with others!

Libra Sun * Fall Equinox 9/22/17 – 4:02 PM Eastern / 1:02 PM Pacific

*Gemstone: Aventurine * Power colors: Blues and violets * Body Part: Kidneys

BTW:  The Scale is Libra’s Astrology symbol. All other Zodiac signs are either people or animals.

 

 

 

 

Gemstones & Colors By Astrology Sign!

Posted By on September 18, 2017

astro-zodiac-gems-3Just about everyone knows their Astrology Sun Sign based upon their date of birth. But there are also certain gemstones and colors that express each sign. (The gems listed next to the Sun Signs below may differ from the traditional “Birth Month” stone that you’re used to.)

*Aries (March 21-April 19) = Gemstone: Garnet /Power color: Red, fiery colors

*Taurus (April 20-May 21) = Gemstone: Rose Quartz / Power color: Soft rose-pink

*Gemini (May 22-June 20) = Gemstone: Agate / Power color: Yellow

*Cancer (June 21-July 22) = Gemstone: Emerald /Power color: Moon colors – silver, pale gray

*Leo (July 23- Aug 22) = Gemstone:Tiger’s Eye / Power color: Sun colors – Gold, orange

*Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22) = Gemstone: Carnelian/ Power color: Deep green

*Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22) =  Gemstone: Opal, Agate / Power color: Blues and violets

*Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) = Gemstone: Topaz / Power color: Deep, dark shades of red

*Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) = Gemstone: Citrine, Sodalite / Power color: Lilac, Mauve

*Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) = Gemstone:  Obsidian, Onyx/ Power color: Black, grays

*Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) = Gemstone: Blue Tiger’s Eye / Power color: Ultramarine blue

*Pisces (Feb 19-March 20) = Gemstone: Amethyst / Power color: Purple

Yes, this can all just be a great excuse to buy a lovely rock for the jewelry collection and add some colorful finery to your wardrobe – but, it can also be used as a way to have fun while fully expressing your power. Let yourself glow!

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“Look At Me” Leo Moon This Weekend!

Posted By on September 14, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, 9/16 & 9/17, we are treated to a Fiery Leo Moon and all that it involves. The 5th sign of the Zodiac is ruled by the Sun so a natural drift toward theatrics, melodrama and ”Lion’s Pride” regal could push thru. (Great for actors!) We can enjoy being  active, upbeat, creative and generous, which can make for a really good time.

Have a sparkling weekend!

 

 

Some Days Up, Some Days Down? – Blame The Moon!

Posted By on September 11, 2017

Astro New Moon CrescentFrom super sensitive, delicate feelings one day to a “You want a piece a me?” attitude the next, your “mood” may be the Lunar orb’s fault.  The Moon affects our subconscious (the Sun = conscious) and as it  moves thru the 12 signs of the Zodiac, about 2 ½ days in each sign, our moods and feelings can change according to the characteristics of each sign. It can make us susceptible to the emotions, undercurrents, vibrations that surround us and influence how we act / react during a day. (Whenever I write something like this, I hope no one gets visions of those Full Moon = Werewolf movies) Astro Glyphs 2

Not everyone is affected by Moon transits all the time, or in the same way. Sometimes the mood won’t be picked up on. There are always additional planet activity in a chart creating other energy. Often, there is so much going on in a life, time isn’t taken to notice that because the Moon is in Gemini people get way too chatty, or if the Moon is in Capricorn, too many want to take charge of a work project and boss everyone around. If you don’t “feel” the difference, don’t worry about it – your subconscious is still doing something 🙂

The Moon in Zodiac Signs:

Aries: Volatile, can be quick to confront, high energy

Taurus: Solid, sensual, stubborn, money focus

Gemini: Master of multi-task, communication, clever

Cancer: Nurturer, emotional, family concerns (ruled by the Moon)

Leo: Fun with melodrama, creative, generous

Virgo: Health, work, details, responsible

Libra: Social, good time to re decorate (home or self), relationships rule

Scorpio: Passion, sensitivity, intense and focused

Sagittarius:  Philosophical, looking for adventure, laughter, bigger is better

Capricorn: Authority, organization, in charge

Aquarius: Group focused, innovative, rebellious, independent

Pisces: Intuitive, impressionable, imaginative, unclear


Sun In Virgo – Time To Settle Down 8/22/17

Posted By on September 7, 2017

After Leo’s seemingly relentless ferment, the Sun moved into reliable, responsible Virgo on Tuesday August 22, 2017.  The 6th sign of the Zodiac is about work, health matters and service. But don’t think being conscientious has to mean “dull”. With quick witted Mercury as its planet ruler, Virgo cleverness can liven up situations unexpectedly.

Don’t drift into over analyzing, getting wrapped up in too many details. Being over critical and picky, not “seeing the forest for the trees”, suffering bouts of “paralysis analysis” will just get in the way and slow you down from making improvements, organizing messes, both large and small, and just experiencing a general grounding. Do Virgo things – be useful, bring calm & order, be a contribution.

Retrograde Mercury is in Virgo until 9/1/17. It backs into Leo where it will reverse motion and go Direct on 9/5/17. Mercury will re enter the sign it rules on 9/10/17 and remains until 9/30/17. Things speed up, communication will get snappier. Also, good time to implement a good diet / exercise regimen. Feeling better helps you work better.

*Gemstones: Carnelian, Blue Sapphire * Power color: Deep green * Body Part: Bowels (Cleansing the system for good health)

**Virgo Sun: August 22, 2017 – 6:21 PM EDT / 3:21 PM PDT

Full Moon in Sensitive, Sentimental Pisces, 9/6/17

Posted By on September 5, 2017

Get a grip. Wednesday’s Full Moon, 9/6/17, in imaginative, emotional Water sign Pisces is wonderful for creativity and connecting with others, but sometimes not so much for staying grounded in what is actually happening.

Be as caring and compassionate as you wish, just don’t be taken in by any “too good to be true” promises or “poor me” scenarios. Be present, stay in the moment – dismiss any escapist urges. Reality may often bite, but it can be handled without mind altering options. Take care of your inner self. You matter.

When the Moon is “Full”, the Sun is directly opposite and lights it up. Rather than the more familiar crescent shape, we see it round and beautiful. The Lunar orb is “waning” on its way to the 3rd and 4th quarters, making it a good time to finish up old projects, clean up messes that you’ve been procrastinating about for the past few weeks.

Full Moon, September 6, 2017 – 3:03AM EDT / 12:03AM PDT

 

 

Reminder * It’s Mercury Retrograde ‘Til 9/5/17

Posted By on August 27, 2017

It started in Earth sign Virgo on 8/12/17 and reverses into Fiery Leo where it will go Direct on 9/5/17. The possibility of communication snafus are increased because Mercury is in one of the signs it rules, Virgo (the other is Gemini). When the planet transits the detail focused 6th sign of the Zodiac, its concerns are amped – analyze, write, speak, teach, work, diet, service. With the added mischief of “Retrograde”, misunderstandings, slips of the tongue or pen, (Freudian or otherwise), can occur.

However, chaos is not inevitable. We can mitigate potential missed and mixed messages by jumping all over the details. Little things can impact larger things big time. Back up, fine tune your gadgets, computers and phones. Project initiation / creation would be best delayed if possible – if not, be meticulous, pay attention.

Remember my usual suggestions for Mercury Retrograde – see it as an opportunity to review, reconsider, re-think, revise. However, note that as we do this, we are not going backwards into the past, we are pro actively making any needed changes, re evaluations for the future – a good thing.

*Mercury Retrograde: 8/12/17 – 9:01 PM EDT / 6:01 PM PDT

FYI: Mercury just “appears” to go backwards. Planets only move forward, however, due to the earth’s changing speed as it orbits around the Sun, the positions are such that it looks like a reverse motion from earth.

 

Full Moon in Aquarius 8/7/17 * Radical Change?

Posted By on August 4, 2017

 

The revolution may be televised or not – but there will certainly be unusual, unconventional activity as we encounter not only a Full Moon, in freedom loving, group focused Aquarius, but also a Lunar Eclipse. A stubborn, independent cause infused sign, it is all about “We / Us” rather than “I / Me”. 

The humanitarian, 11th sign of the Zodiac encourages spontaneous change, community activism, group fun with a purpose and just contribution in general. Before jumping to the front lines, pause and reflect – is the issue real for you, or is the response automatic / knee jerk.  “No Justice, No Peace” – (Love it)

Just a reminder – a ”Full” Moon phase packs power and can give our thoughts clarity. It starts the “waning” or decreasing period, on its way to the 3rd and 4th Moon quarters. This can be a great time to gather and tally results or confront the useless. Clean up old projects, get rid of outmoded thought patterns and attitudes in order to clear the way for the “New” Moon in about 2 weeks.

*Aquarius Full Moon: 8/7/17 – 2:11 PM EDT * 11:11 AM PDT

** Lunar Eclipse:  It’s power increases the possibility of positive change manifesting over the next few months.

 

 

Sun Is So Bright, We Gotta Wear Shades!

Posted By on July 19, 2017

We welcome the Sun King Leo on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Don’t be surprised if there are sudden, unexplained cravings for sparklers, sequins and confetti. Just go with it. The Sun rules the 5th sign of the Zodiac and you can tell. We’ll feel strong, upbeat, magnanimous, a bit more dramatic and drawn to the spotlight regardless of our actual Astrology sign. Leo doesn’t get shyness. We are urged to seek attention, to be colorfully creative and to cheerfully accomplish goals. As the Sun settles into this regal Fire sign, expect to have some fun for the duration of its stay.

Verbal and written interactions become livelier and sharper due to Communication planet Mercury’s Leo transit from 7/6 to 7/26/17. Remember to share the conversation, let someone else get a word in – it’s not all about you.

Adding to the energy will be aggressive “Warrior” Mars transiting Leo, 7/21 til 9/4/17. Being overly confident and perhaps impatient for attention, might lead to taking risks just to be first in front of the camera – real or imaginary. This could make us sloppy and reckless. Check the parachute before attempting the longest free fall airplane drop in the Guinness Book of Records. (Verify the distance between drop height & ground) Preen for the close up once safely on land.

Basking in a Leo Sun can be a good time. Enjoy!

Sun into Leo: July 22, 2017 * 11:16 AM EDT / 8:16 AM PDT

*Gemstone – Tiger’s Eye *Power colors- Gold, orange (Sun colors) * Body Part – Heart (…of a lion!)

 (Next up – Virgo Sun  8/22/17)

 

 

12 Zodiac Signs – Which One Is Mine????

Posted By on July 17, 2017

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There may be some people that get confused about their Astrology birth sign because they were born on the Cusp of 2 Sun signs:

Aries: March 21-April 19

Taurus: April 20-May 21

Gemini: May 22-June 20

Cancer: June 21-July 22

Leo: July 23- Aug 22

Virgo: Aug 23-Sept 22

Libra: Sept 23-Oct 22

Scorpio: Oct 23-Nov 21

Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21

Capricorn: Dec 22-Jan 19

Aquarius: Jan 20-Feb 18

Pisces: Feb 19-March 20

 

I call them “Cusp Babies”. They get annoyed- not when I call them that, but because the start / end dates of a Sun Sign’s duration “calendar travels” from year to year.

Depending on location, year and month you were born in the world, the Astrological sign changeover can be anywhere from the 18th to the 23rd of the month.

Example: the Sun entered Aquarius on Friday January 20, 2012 (11:10 am EST/ 8:10 am PST). If a child was born earlier than 8:10 in the morning in Los Angeles on 1/20/12 – the Sun was in the previous sign of Capricorn. If born later – the baby has an Aquarius Sun (of course the clock varies by Time Zone, but you get the drift).

Regardless of when you were born, you have a Sun Sign. If you were born on a cusp day, you just need to have complete birth info – specific time/place/date- to really nail down your sign.

You’ve determined your Sun Sign, but what about the other sign that is so close its only separated by minutes/hours?  Depending on where planets show up and/or congregate in a chart, the individual will often have characteristics of sign # 2 as well. As in life, in astrology no one is one dimensional. (You can read information about both signs just to give yourself a rounded feeling)

The Sun Sign is the light reflecting the self.  How we behave when our backs are to the wall, pressed, fight or flight situations, etc. As complex people, we radiate several lights – perhaps just not all at the same time.

BTW: The Earth’s rotation actually determines the start dates of a sign – not the Sun. The dates can vary by as much as 2 days depending on when a leap year occurs.

As the world turns, the Sun appears to flow from one Zodiac sign to another. Since the Earth wobbles, it takes slightly more than 365 days — actually 365 + 1/4 days. Because of this, our calendars must be adjusted to compensate for this difference.

 

The Scorpio Sun arrives on Saturday October 23rd (8:35AM EDT/ 5:35AM PDT