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Winter Solstice / Capricorn Sun – Together Again on 12/21/14!

The Capricorn Sun on Sunday December 21, 2014, is the official start of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and is the shortest day of the year. This Earth sign, ruled by stern Saturn, believes in duty, responsibility, and loves being in charge. Regardless of our actual birth date, we may all feel the influences of the ambitious 10th sign of the Zodiac and get a thrill directing traffic and telling people what to do. Fun for the boss, but maybe not so much for the employee? Remember to be careful with how you treat others, you can be authoritative with honey, rather than vinegar.

astrology_chartwheel 2After all the excitement and activities of the holidays, there is no need to have an energy let down. As the year’s end approaches, it’s the perfect time to look at what we’ve accomplished in 2014. With Capricorn‘s affinity for work and organization, we can keep busy, accomplished and sensible. Plan what’s next for 2015, tune up career moves, set up a networking campaign, determine whatever needs to be shaped up and do it. Make something happen. Just don’t get so bogged down that you become rigid and/or cautious. Relax, remember that you have a sense of humor – use it.

And just to make it all the more interesting, there are Planets transiting Capricorn during this time:

*Venus (Love, beauty, money) 12/11/14 – 1/3/15 – relaxing of “all or nothing” attitudes for getting ahead. Focus on financial gains?

*Mercury (Communication, travel, tech) 12/17/14 – 1/4/15– Reading/writing can become more serious. Maintain sense of humor. Reign in sharp, hurtful exchanges. Listen.

*Pluto (Rebirth, transformation) has been in Capricorn since 2008 – deep feelings, changes in career direction?, revelations, regeneration (until 2023)

**Capricorn Sun = December 21, 2014…6:03 PM EST / 3:03 PM PST

Gemstone: Obsidian, Onyx *Power color: Black, grays * Body Part: Bones

FYI:  “The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. Though the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, the term is also a turning point to midwinter or the first day of winter…The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days.” (per WikiPedia)

 

 

Spotlight & Glitter – Leo Weekend Moon!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lStarting Friday afternoon, August 22, 2014, thru the weekend we can sparkle along with a lively Leo Moon. The 5th sign of the zodiac is a Sun ruled Fire sign, so there will be warmth, creativity, energy and perhaps some prideful “look at me“ antics. You may be overcome with a craving for theatrics, attention and melodrama – just remember that it’s not all about you. (At least share some of the light.) But, do be out there, spread sequined goodness, have some romantic fun times and enjoy.

Have a fab weekend!

Sun into Dreamy Pisces 2/18/14

The Sun moves into the 12th and final sign of the Zodiac– imaginative, impressionable, intuitive Pisces on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.  It’s a compassionate Water sign ruled by Neptune. If too much “feeling” sends you off course, focus on the task at hand to stay grounded and plugged  into reality. Over sensitivity to adverse energy or vibrations is no excuse to drift or evade life. Stay steady, stay productive, stay connected.

astrology_chartwheel 2As always, those most affected have the Sun and/or Ascendant in Pisces. Note that planets transiting a sign add to the mix. With its ruler Neptune visiting until 2026, Piscean traits are intensified and we will probably all feel influences of the mystical outer planet at some time. This planet has a reputation for clouding the water, fading boundaries, and fostering escapism, but, all these things that make life unsettled can also enhance creativity and imagination. Innovations regarding music, dance, theater will probably bubble to the surface faster than usual. The subconscious can be a treasure trove of ideas now. Listen to the inner voice – the positive one.

Mercury, the planet of Communication began its retrograde motion in indecisive Pisces and is now in the Air sign Aquarius until March 1. It reverses Direct and reaches Pisces again on March 17, remaining until April 8, 2014, This may influence our writing and speaking in different ways. “Say what you mean, mean what you say”. Being vague will result in confusion. Think, be clear.

Spread that innate Pisces kindness among family and strangers alike. Offer assistance where it is genuinely needed.  Contribution is always worthy.

Sun into Pisces February 18, 2014: 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST

Gemstone: Amethyst * Power color: Purple * Body Part: Feet

 

Full Moon in Gemini – Communication Works!

Astro Moon FullEarly Tuesday December 17, 2013 a Full Moon will occur. The Luminaries are opposite each other: the Sagittarius Sun in the last stages and the Moon in its partner sign of Gemini. While the Moon is in the versatile 3rd sign of the Zodiac, communication, flexibility and curiosity traits are intensified. Clear, meaningful verbal / written exchanges with the Mercury ruled Air sign are always with us, but with “Full” energy, even more so.

What do you need or want to say? What do you need or want to write?  With Gemini, words can always be witty and clever, but now they can also be purposeful, powerful and precise. I love this quote from Deepak Chopra: “Language creates reality. Words are magical power. Speak always to create joy” Let us all do that!

FYI – Full Moon: 12/17/13 – 4:28AM EST / 1:28AM PST

(Later in the day, the Moon shifts to Moon ruled, Water sign Cancer. However, Full Moon influences, completing tasks, projects, moving on, will remain for the next 10 days or so. Clear out old stuff before the Capricorn New Moon on January 1.)

 

“Look At Me” Leo Moon This Weekend!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lSaturday and Sunday, 10/26 & 10/27, we are treated to a Fiery Leo Moon and all that it involves. The weekend can be full of fun, largesse, a little bit of showing off and lots of regal generosity of spirit. Enjoy any festivities you find yourself in the middle of whether planned or unplanned. The 5th sign of the Zodiac is ruled by the Sun so a natural drift toward theatrics and melodrama could push thru. Take it in stride.

As you’re surrounded by lights and glittering confetti, just remember that it’s not all about you. Share the spotlight.

Have a sparkling weekend!

New Moon in Virgo – Get Things Done!

On Friday, both the Moon and the Sun are in efficient Virgo. That means this month’s New Moon, on Saturday September 15, 2012, will be in that same Earth sign. Like all “New” Lunar phases, the next 2 weeks are a great time for initiating, starting, creating, etc. Use it to organize and de-clutter both mind and surroundings. Take advantage of Virgo’s natural “I’ll handle it” approach to take a look at health and nutrition. Are there things to be improved – diet, exercise? Don’t spend too much time being critical of yourself. Take care of needed changes now.

Early Sunday morning, the Moon glides into partnership loving, luxury loving, understanding-both-sides- now loving Libra!  I think Airy Libra oozes such charm, fosters lovely win/win cooperation and drives us toward social interaction– a promotion, an introduction, a party?

Make the weekend worthwhile and exciting!  

  

 

Emotional Cancer and Dramatic Leo Moon This Weekend

As you know, the Moon changes Astrology signs every 2 to 2 1/2 days. If you don’t like the Lunar energy one day, wait a few days – it will change. This weekend is no exception.

All day Friday April 27, 2012, the Moon is in its own emotional, homey, nurturing sign of Cancer. It is happy and comfortable in the Water sign it rules – expect “feelings”, sensitivity and vulnerability. 

Saturday and Sunday, the Moon will be lit up in the upbeat, “Me” sign of Leo. This Fire sign loves attention, melodrama and fun. Ruled by the Sun, the need for theatrics can rule – just remember that it’s not all about you. Be generous and entertaining. People might flock around you in droves.

Enjoy the weekend!

 

“Bull” Works! Sun in Taurus April 19, 2012

The Second sign of the Zodiac, Taurus, has the Bull as its symbol. Perfect! The Sun moves into stubborn, steady, strong, security focused Taurus on Thursday April 19, 2012. However, since it is ruled by the lovely, romantic planet Venus, this sign has several other dimensions.

For the next 4 weeks, we can tap into all that muscle and determination so that we solidify and complete the projects started during the high energy of the Aries Sun. Earthy Taurus may be practical and dependable, but its also, sensual, a lover of beauty, good food and luxury. Loved ones are treated to poetry, music and gourmet restaurants, while getting a lecture on avoiding financial pot holes. A nice mix.

Under the influence of a Taurus Sun, watch out for a tendency to be overcautious – don’t miss out on opportunities due to fear. However, optimism should abound due to the transit of “Lucky” planet Jupiter in Taurus until June 12, 2012. True, some things are just too good to be true – so pay attention to “bigger is better” or “can’t lose”, over the top scenarios that Jupiter loves so much. But, sometimes we have to give things a second look to see the advantages. Jump on the good stuff, take a chance to win.

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

** Sun into Taurus, Thursday April 19, 2012, 12:12PM Eastern / 9:12AM Pacific

***As always, those most affected have the Sun and/or Rising sign in Taurus, but the rest of us will still feel the stable influences somewhere in our lives depending upon where the Earth sign appears in the birth chart.

 

Weekend Moon – Cooking Cancer, Then Lighthearted Leo!

Friday afternoon, March 30, 2012, the Moon is in its own sign of nurturing, sensitive Cancer until early morning Sunday when a limelight seeking, colorful Leo Moon graces us with its fun until Tuesday. A Moon ruled Water sign and a Sun ruled Fire sign can make for an interesting weekend. Variety rules!

Cancer wants us to not only phone home but to stay there as well. It’s all about home and family – being safe and comfy. (Try a new cupcake recipe? Set up new behavior protocol for the kids?)

An energy change happens on Sunday when the Moon struts into upbeat, drama loving Leo. There are feelings of confidence, a generosity of spirit – that whole regal thing. Enjoy it.

Different Moon sign traits and influences – but co existence is possible.

Create a super weekend for yourself!

 

Vigorous Aries, Sensual Taurus – Weekend Moon Transits

The Sun is already in Aries when the New Moon arrives in the same sign on Thursday March 22, 2012. With both luminaries in Mars ruled Aries, expect a busy, rambunctious beginning to the weekend. (Just remember to power down if necessary.) However, the mood will shift, from the physical, aggressive 1st sign of the Zodiac to the 2nd – calm, gracious, Venus ruled Taurus on Saturday afternoon thru Monday evening.

It’s good to access all sides of ourselves and take advantage of the different influences and vibes that a changing Moon brings. Make variety work for you. Like one of those Las Vegas buffets, select whatever fills you, serves you best – utilize.

Aries: impetuous, volatile, combustible – exciting

Taurus: luxury loving, patient, determined – charming

Have a great weekend!