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The Sun is in Aries * It Must Be Spring!

The cycle begins again with the Sun entering fiery, Mars ruled Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac. Besides being the beginning of the Astrological New Year, March 19, 2012 (10:15pm PDT) / March 20, 2012 (1:15am EDT) is also the first day of Spring – the Vernal Equinox. I always have the urge to start waving a checkered flag and yelling “start your engines” at this time of year. I love it.

This is a great time for beginnings, start ups, what to plant, etc. We should keep our eyes open for opportunities. That Aries impulsive, physical, amped energy can be used to bungee jump off that mountain of ideas and projects you’ve been stewing about all winter. The universe will support you. However…

With unpredictable, eccentric, Uranus visiting this super octane sign, for 7 more years, wildness can result, so pay attention to those urges to “act” – act out or act up.  Action with purpose and focus rather than just because we’re bored is a good way to go. Aries is prone to rushing, risk taking and scattered energies. Think a project through and complete it.  But, don’t forget to have fun. Spring has arrived and everyone can use a little bit of controlled craziness every once in awhile.

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

*Aries = Gemstone: Garnet / Power Color: Red, fiery colors (of course)

Sun into Aries / Spring Equinox: 10:15pm March 19, 2012 Pacific / 1:15am March 20, 2012 Eastern


Capricorn and Aquarius – What a Weekend Moon Combo!

Moon in Capricorn on Friday, March 16, 2012 – Moon in Aquarius on Saturday and Sunday. Our Lunar mood influences will range from the business focused Earth sign to the people person Air sign – work hard, be in charge on Friday and attend a community fund raiser, charm volunteers for a neighborhood project for the rest of the weekend? It’s doable!

However, just remember to utilize, wherever possible, the energy of the particular sign the Lunar orb is visiting on a particular day:

*Dutiful, Saturn ruled Capricorn: Authority, ambition, organization

*Spontaneous, Uranus ruled Aquarius: Friendly, innovative, thrives in groups with a cause

Whichever way you roll, use your best stuff and enjoy the weekend!


Varied Weekend Moon: Bossy Cap / Irreverent Aquarius

The Moon visits the ambitious, status concerned Earth sign of Capricorn on Friday February 17, 2012.  Ruled by Saturn, a Capricorn Moon can be a time of business focused, deliberate movement. It brings out the “administrator” in us – a perfect time to organize, assign tasks, give directions, take charge, move with purpose.

Early Sunday we go from duty bound stoic to friendly rebel – the unpredictable, freedom loving Air sign Aquarius. While under this Uranus ruled sign’s influence, we are in the mood to do something inventive and spontaneous usually with a group. Rally the troops for a favorite cause – they will bow to your command -maybe not quite, but they should be more agreeable than usual. Sort of like those fish (pike?) that don’t wait to be caught, they just jump into your boat. I personally feel that people want to be useful, to make a difference. This is the perfect weekend to herd  a team in the right direction.

Earthy Capricorn and Airy Aquarius – make it work. Have a terrific weekend!


Work or Revolt? Weekend Moon in Capricorn, then Aquarius

Most of the weekend belongs to an ambitious, focused Capricorn Moon. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of boundaries and life lessons (not always fun, but can be maturing) use this sign’s serious, organized and authoritarian energy to  accomplish, complete and be in charge. On Sunday night, January 22, 2012,there will be change when the Moon moves into the next sign, friendly, unpredictable Aquarius.

The Sun is already in the 11th sign of the Zodiac and when the Moon is visiting too, the Moon is called “New”. The 10 or so days following a New Moon is a great time to start a project, begin a class, create a masterpiece, etc. Power and possibilities for this Uranus ruled Air sign usually involves something to do with groups, or, something revolutionary- quite often both at the same time. Regardless, it will speak to Aquarian independence and love of the different.

Have a terrific weekend!

FYI: New Moon in Aquarius arrives on Sunday, 11:39PM January 22, 2012 (PAC) / 2:39AM January 23, 2012 (EST).


Here Comes the Sun * Aquarius, 1/20/12 – Be Original!

The symbol for the 11th sign of the Zodiac is the “Water Bearer”, don’t be confused, Aquarius is definitely an Air sign ruled by the unpredictable, unconventional, undeniably radical Uranus. It’s all about independence, resentment for all “ties that bind”, sudden changes of direction and thinking “outside of the box”.  What a way to start the New Year!

Aquarians tend to be more intellectual than emotional, with a stubborn streak (it is one of three “Fixed” signs of the Zodiac, along with Taurus and Scorpio).  This determination often shows up when it involves tackling group issues. Their concern for others is authentic – they care, they are involved and they persevere to find resolutions to problems that touch the community. Contributing to the universe is a given.

Take advantage of this energy regardless of your own Zodiac sign. Fill in some of that blank 2012 calendar with plans for purposeful action  – find a cause, volunteer, organize a neighborhood, leave a place better than you how found it. Enjoy people, support them, inspire and whip them into shape! Make a difference.

Risking, being on the edge, or ledge, is often part of the Aquarian way of being in the world – sounds intense, but it’s done with humor. Their essence is great to spread around especially when there are important, life changing concerns to address. If you’re intent upon enrolling people into saving the world, you might as well have fun doing it.

*Aquarius = Gem: Blue Tiger’s Eye / Power color: Ultramarine blue / Planet Ruler : Uranus

Sun into Aquarius – Friday January 20, 2012, 11:10 am Eastern/ 8:10 am Pacific



Astrology: Weekend Full Moon in Ambitious Capricorn,Then Surprising Aquarius 7/15

On Friday July 15th, the Sun is in Cancer, the Moon is lit up in the opposite sign, Capricorn– it’s that Full Moon time again! This matters to us why? Contrary to popular folklore, a round Moon is not a time for a werewolf/Vampire reveal, but it is a good time to tap into its energy. 

The Zodiac sign that houses the “Full” lunar orb has its traits and characteristics heightened for a few weeks. Saturn ruled Capricorn has ambitious leanings. It’s about status, authority and work. Career means what – to you? Success means what – to you?  Are your actions producing results? However, if there are any radical changes that need to be handled, wait until the Moon Phase is “New” on July 30th. (A New Moon works well for beginnings.)

Later that same afternoon, 1:40PM Pacific / 4:30PM Eastern, the Moon moves into Uranus ruled, freedom loving Aquarius. A definite change of mood. The 11th sign of the Zodiac is graciously service oriented, but unconventional, innovative and unwilling to conform. Prepare to say “I’m surprised” a few times and then think about it.

Have a marvelous weekend!



Astrology: Weekend Moon – Steady Capricorn and Rebel Aquarius, Mmmm

Friday June 17th- it’s a work focused Capricorn Moon all day.  Following the rules, taking a serious approach to the business at hand can all be part of this Earth sign’s M.O.– but,  it’s still the start of the weekend. Be nice to your employees, loosen up, smile. They will love you even more if you let them work ½ a day 8-)  

Early Saturday, the Aquarian Moon takes over until Monday morning. Air sign Aquarius has a stubborn streak (it is one of three “Fixed” signs of the Zodiac, along with Taurus and Scorpio) and is ruled by the unpredictable planet Uranus. It’s all about independence, the need to break free of routine. Prepare for the unexpected, the unconventional and/or sudden changes of direction. Perhaps “prepare” is not the right word? Just be flexible and ready.  Relax, go with the flow. Could be fun.

Have a super weekend and Happy Father’s Day !!

Astrology: Moon in Capricorn & Aquarius – A People Weekend!

The Earthy Capricorn Moon is perfect for wrapping up business projects on Friday and Saturday. You’ll be in a responsible, take charge mode so that tasks get done, work gets delegated. Ruled by serious planet Saturn, use the ambitious, capable energy of this 10th sign of the Zodiac well.

The rhythm changes on Saturday evening, May 21, 10:32Pm Eastern / 7:32Pm Pacific, with the moon’s slide into the caring, group focused, unpredictable, Uranus ruled, Air sign of Aquarius. Volunteer, organize a community, find a cause, share yourself. You can still do some good and have fun.

BTW: On the same day, the Sun bounces into another Air sign, Mercury ruled Gemini. Expect the weekend to be a bit peppier than the previous few days.  Call, tweet, chat up your friends – communication is everything.

Have a marvelous weekend!

Astrology: Weekend Moon – Capricorn, Then Aquarius, Variety!

Early Friday April 22 gives us a business focused, responsible Capricorn Moon. The urge to be in charge, the urge to get things accomplished, the urge to work hard – all with the deliberate movement of this Earth sign.

An Aquarius Moon on Sunday ends the weekend on an unpredictable, but upbeat note. This Air sign is into group activities, volunteering, service to and/or organizing others. Contribution is always a good thing – gives a great start to the week ahead.

If you can, use the energy of the Zodiac sign the Moon is visiting on a particular  day:

Saturn ruled Earthy Capricorn – Authority, ambition, organized

Uranus ruled Airy Aquarius – Friendly, innovative, comfortable in groups with a cause

Regardless, deliver your best self as always, have a super weekend!

BTW- Mercury finally goes Direct on 4/23. This forward motion for the communication planet, after the 3 week Retrograde situation, may show up with solutions for stalled projects, the unlocking of writer’s blocks, a miraculous self repair for computers, smart phones, etc? Ah, life is smooth again! (Well, as much as it can be)

Astrology: April 2011 * Aries – So Many Planets, So Little…

Wow, there will be days in April that Aries (Fire Sign, ruled by the Warrior planet Mars, 1st sign of the Zodiac) will be playing host to 5 planets plus the Sun. Potent, powerful, persuasive, passionate, potentially combustible energy can result. (I ran out of “P” words to convey how “in your face” this could be.)

Aries is about aggression, physical energy, impatience, temperament, action – all this can be used to make great things happen– now!  But, in addition to accomplishment, there can also be risk and rush leading to hurt feelings and messy, scattered results. (Arrogance can always come back to bite ya somewhere/somehow?)

Aries and:

Jupiter* 2/23 – 6/5/11, Called the Lucky planet – feelings of good fortune, sure bets, may hide some risks and lull you into taking lots of chances.

Mercury* 3/10 – 5/16/11 (Retrograde period 3/30 – 4/23), Sharp communication, can be snide, angry, remember – a verbal assault is still an “assault”.

Uranus* 3/12/11 – 2018,  Slow moving outer planet will remain for 7 years.  Unpredictable, rebellious, often “change” for change sake,  resenting any restraints, rules-  don’t let desire to be “free” cloud common sense.

Sun* 3/20 – 4/20/11, Enthusiastic, energetic, buoyant, “I”

Mars* 4/2 – 5/11/11, (Planet ruler of Aries) Intensifies combative qualities and self confidence – fiestiness works, but, don’t underestimate a situation or an opponent.

Venus* 4/21 – 5/15/11, Planet of love and beauty in the same neighborhood as the testosterone charged planet Mars = Sparks!

So, short and sweet, it boils down to the following: Use this time of powerful drive and emotion to your advantage without creating grenade like debris.  And, focus. Dial back on ego and think of the contribution you are to others – magnified, energized.

As always, the depth of the affects of all this depends upon where Aries and those transiting planets appear in the birth chart.

Brace yourself. Let the “Tilt-a-Whirl” begin! (Wasn’t it the movie “All About Eve” where Bette Davis says her “Bumpy night” line? ) Well Ok! We’re ready! Could be fun!

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