New Moon in Relationship Focused Libra!

Posted By on September 23, 2014

Astro New Moon CrescentThe Moon’s Zodiac sign position can set mood and energy. The Lunar orb is in its “New” phase (the Sun and the Moon are in the same sign) which means that Airy Libra’s traits intensify. So consider the social, charming, creative Libra New Moon on Tuesday / Wednesday a great time for making new friends, relationships, partners, contracts, etc. (Blind date? Speed networking/business card exchange party?) Regardless, seek balance and harmony.

The universe will support New Moon innovation for the next 10 days or so until the Moon is “Full” – which begins a period of finishing up, completing projects, etc.

*Libra New Moon – Sept 23, 2014 11:14PM PDT / Sept 24, 2014 2:14AM EDT

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Sun in Charming Libra – Fall is Here!

Posted By on September 21, 2014

astrology_chartwheel 2The Autumn Equinox arrives the same day as the Sun glides into Libra on Monday September 22, 2014. Relationships of all types are now in the forefront for the next few weeks – family, friends, marriages, business partners. It’s fun to be with people, to chat, flirt, cajole. The 7th sign of the Zodiac, ruled by Venus, seeks cooperation, genial negotiations in both business and personal relationships.

Mercury, Communication planet ruler of chatty Gemini and analytical Virgo in Air sign Libra since 9/2/14, will remain until 9/28/14. It will return again on 10/11/14, until 10/25/14, while Mercury goes into its Retrograde period. (The backward motion will actually begin on 10/5/14 in Scorpio.) It should make for some clever, smart dinner conversation.

The Libra way is to see both sides of an issue before making decisions. However, seeking harmony by trying to be “fair” can sometimes lead to appearing indecisive. Or, using the “Pros/Cons” list method for making decisions can just strings the selection process out. Be aware that important action can be stalled by over think. Paying attention to instinct and being honest will give a more direct line to a choice. Don’t hesitate to show your spine when needed (some may be surprised when the Libra inner tensile strength is revealed), you’ll still be loved!

As always, your experience of the Sun in a particular sign depends most upon where it appears in your chart, but a Libra Sun does set a mood to benefit us all. Edges can be smoothed off of some contentious interactions, they may soften and even be resolved. Libra wants to cast a glow of congeniality. It’s all about balance, socializing, networking, getting along.

*Libra Sun / Fall Equinox 9/22/14 – 10:29 PM Eastern / 7:29 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.)

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Leo and Virgo = Mixed Moon Moods for the Weekend 9/19/14

Posted By on September 18, 2014

Upbeat and dramatic, Friday and Saturday’s animated Leo Moon can be a fun kickoff to the weekend. This Fire sign always sends us into attention getting activities, which can often lead to melodrama. Relax, its not all about you, share the spot;ight. Be creative, kind and generous in spirit, have a good time. Astro moon-waning-crescent-l

Sunday changes our energy when the Moon travels into Earthy Virgo. Its traits of practicality and responsibility will give focus to doing what is needed. Take care of loose ends, pay attention to the details, handle your business – accomplishment is exciting and makes you feel proud  :-D

Go with the flow. Make it a weekend to remember!

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Motown’s “Funk Brothers” on DVD

Posted By on September 15, 2014

“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day…”

The opening bass line that precedes the above lyric to the “Temptations” song “My Girl”, is instantly recognizable, instantly evoking a time/ place/age gone but still very much alive when the music plays. (I still know all the words.)

I watched the DVD, “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” again. It tells the story of the “Funk Brothers”, those musicians who rhythmically supported the stars of Motown with their piano, drums, horn section and guitars. According to the liner notes, “They played on more #1 records than the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis combined…”

There are interviews, funny and touching, with the guys as they reminisce about their experiences at “Hitsville, USA”.  Unknown by the thousands of us that religiously bought a new 45 whenever possible, they drove the beat behind the Motown hit records from the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder (he was “little” then), the Miracles, etc. The stars were good, but so was the band.

We are also treated to concert footage – artists of today singing the old songs. It’s been a long time, but the music lives – they do a great job, different but still great.

 

Taurus & Gemini – Together for the Weekend!

Posted By on September 11, 2014

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lStarting with September 12, 2014, the weekend is a mixed bag of possibilities. It can be a loving, luxurious Friday and Saturday or it can be a stubborn, determined 2 days. An earthy, Taurus Moon, ruled by Venus speaks to life’s beauty but its fixed nature also taps into the obstinate “bull” in us. Hmmmm, which way to go?

Change of pace on Sunday, the Moon sends us into the fast talking, multi tasking, change loving world of Gemini. Duality is the key word– yes, we can often do 2 things at once, but no, it doesn’t go well all the time. Be versatile, but focused – it can work.

Have a great and varied weekend!

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Harvest Full Moon in Pisces 9/8/14!

Posted By on September 8, 2014

Astro Moon red-moon-eclipseGet a grip. Monday’s Full Moon in sensitive, 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 imaginative, 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 have been staring at for the past few weeks.

BTW – “Harvest” is any Full Moon that occurs closest to the Vernal or Autumnal Equinox. (Which will happen when the Sun moves into Air sign Libra on 9/22/14).

Full Moon Pisces: 9/8/14 9:38PM EDT / 6:38PM PDT

Air & Water – Surprising Aquarius / Imaginative Pisces!

Posted By on September 5, 2014

Friday afternoon, September 5, 2014, finds us with the Moon in Air sign Aquarius. Ruled by the innovative, unpredictable planet Uranus, we should think in terms of – “anything can happen”. Things can break, things can get fixed, wonderful people can pop up or, people, (who, lets say, can only be called “interesting”) appear out of nowhere. Sudden moves, rapid change, the unexpected – embrace your flexibility. Astro moon-waning-crescent-l

On Sunday afternoon, the energy changes to a more impressionistic and vulnerable vibe. The Moon shifts into Pisces, ruled by imaginative Neptune. Think empathy and compassion – but don’t “feel” so much that you smother yourself with sad stories. With Water signs, sensitivity can be overwhelming and has us looking for some kind of escape. Stay grounded, keep your eye on what’s real, determine what is credible – you can still spread kindness.

Have a terrific weekend!

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Sidney Poitier – Author

Posted By on September 1, 2014

“Those that stop their questioning at 75, 60, even 30, cut short their explorations and end up with permanently unfinished lives.” (From “Life Beyond Measure: Letter to My Great-Granddaughter”)

Wise octogenarian Sydney Poitier has been a natural treasure for quite awhile.

He’s won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Grammy. He has had success as an actor, director, author and perhaps more importantly, as a man.

He’s condensed life lessons learned into books not just about his journey, but also about how he has learned to conduct himself in a sometimes difficult world.

 

Born in 1927 in the Bahamas, Mr. Poitier went to New York as a teen, taught himself to read, catapulted himself into an acting career and created a wonderful life for himself and his family. Not an easy road, but he did it with humor, grace, determination and a never wavering belief in him self. Great stuff!

“The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography”, 2000

“Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter” 2005

 

Go Passionate, Go Deep – Weekend Moon in Scorpio!

Posted By on August 28, 2014

Astro New Moon CrescentBeginning early Saturday morning, August 30, 2014, the Moon sizzles in sensitive, sensual Scorpio. When the Lunar orb is in the 8th sign of the Zodiac, we can be intense. Going after whom or what you want is just the way it is. Use the seductive energy wisely.

Also, is there anything you want to find out? Search for anyone? Uncover a mystery? A Scorpio Moon provides the determination and energy to discover and handle truths. Secrets are not safe from this Pluto ruled Water sign. No hiding allowed. Some feathers may be ruffled, but the impulse to drill deep and get to the bottom of whatever will be hard to deny.

Have a powerful weekend!

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New Moon Monday – Earthy Virgo!

Posted By on August 25, 2014

Astro New Moon CrescentFocus! Both the New Moon and the Sun are in efficient, down to earth Virgo on Monday August 25, 2014. We experience a double dose of the responsible, practical, detail oriented 6th sign of the Zodiac. Like all “New” Lunar phases, the next 2 weeks are a great time for initiating, creating = new beginnings. Use it to organize and de-clutter both mind and surroundings. Take care of needed changes now.

Mercury ruled Virgo is notorious for picking at details. Don’t spend too much time being critical of others or yourself. Being constructive will be better appreciated.

Virgo New Moon: 8/25/14 5:33AM EDT / 2:33AM PDT

 

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