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Spontaneous, Sagacious, Sag Sun 11/21/17

Just in time for the holiday, we were graced with a cheery Sagittarius Sun on Tuesday November 21, 2017. Ruled by exuberant Jupiter, the king of positive thinking, everything is “huge”- ideas, actions, themes. Remember to pause occasionally and look over the landscape – not only to enjoy the view, but also to realize that some of those “sure things” are not. The “go BIG or go home” routine will not always work to your advantage. Certainly be an “of course” for excellent results, reach for the good things, discover something new, pay attention to your intuition (a Sag loves a good laugh but they are also deep and love to ponder the universe) but, just be aware of the edges – over confidence can send you too far. If the situation warrants, aim for controlled excess.

Just to make it more interesting, Saturn, planet of discipline and limits, which is quite different to Jupiter‘s goals (expansion on steroids), has been transiting the 9th sign of the Zodiac since December 2016. Depending on where it appears in your chart, the desire for adventure and living large might seem muted. Saturn moves into the next sign, Capricorn, on December 20, 2017.

More planet transits:

Mercury (11/6/17 – 1/11/18) = Communication focused, clever, curious and often razor sharp, this planet visit can be great for sharing knowledge – teach a class, take a class. But, watch language as you share YOUR views, YOUR truth. A bout of verbal snarkiness is not attractive and can really smother a party.

****Mercury Retrograde – 12/2 – 12/23/17

Remember to back up your gadgets. Review plans carefully before implementing, etc.

Venus – 12/1 – 12/25

The Love planet can add tact, sweetness and charm to the holiday season. (We can use it all after the past year.)

*Sagittarius – November 21, 2017 – 10:05 PM EST / 7:05 PM PST

**Gem stone: Sodalite * Power color: Lilac, Mauve * Body Part: liver, Hips

The symbol for Sagittarius is the half man/ half horse Centaur – usually with a wine pouch. Perfect, just in time for the festivities.

 (BTW- Regardless of your actual birthday, always try to take advantage of the vibrations of whatever sign the Sun is transiting.)

And of course – Happy Thanksgiving!

Lush Life * Taurus Full Moon 11/3 & 11/4/17

Craving luxury, being frugal, feeling stubborn?  We may experience all that and more with a Full Moon in Taurus. The 2nd sign of the Zodiac is a fixed (its symbol is the Bull), finance focused Earth sign guided by the elegant, loving planet Venus. Whatever vibes are out there can all be put to good use. Indulge the sensual side while monitoring investments. Share chocolate covered strawberries with a significant other while tallying the checkbook at the same time. It’s possible!

As always with a “Full” Moon, it’s a good time to finish what you’ve started. With the grounded Taurus influence, it makes sense to complete any financial dealings and/or improvements to surroundings – beauty, comfort and safety. What do you value most? Who do you need to be – to do what you want and have what you desire?

*Taurus Full Moon 2017 : Nov. 3 = 10:23 PM PDT /  Nov. 4  = 1:23 AM EDT

**Reminder: Standard Time begins Sunday 2 AM, 11/5/17 = “Fall back”

 

 

Scintillating Scorpio Sun 10/22 & 10/23/17!

Stubborn, secretive, sensitive, sensual – these adjectives all fit Scorpio, the mysterious 8th sign of the Zodiac. The Sun will heat and be heated by this Water sign beginning on Sunday October 22 (PDT) and Monday October 23, 2017 (EDT). There will be intensity, determination and smoldering feelings. (Romantic entanglements can be taken to sizzling heights.) Powerful days may be ahead for all.

With Scorpio’s traditional planet ruler Mars (energy and aggression) and its modern ruler Pluto (power and transformation), being cool, being superficial won’t work. A lot can be accomplished during a Scorpio Sun regardless of where it appears in your personal chart. Remember that even while being deep and authentic, laughter can still be used as a balm to stabilize, bring things into perspective and lighten the atmosphere.

Mercury, the Communication planet, transits Scorpio from 10/17 – 11/5/17.  Interactions can be easily heated and more demanding than usual. Be focused and as clear as possible regardless of how deep the vat of sensitivity. Paint inside the lines to avoid unnecessary confusion and / or hurt.

Lovely, romantic Venus visits Scorpio from 11/7 – 12/1/2017, adding beauty and lushness to this intense sign’s seduction. Again, the impact depends on where (which House) Scorpio falls in your particular chart

Cheerful, “everything is better when it’s bigger”, Good Luck planet Jupiter has a long stay in Scorpio from 10/11/17 – 11/8/18. Could add upbeat, good feelings, (instead of 1/2 empty, the wine glass is 1/2 full) but, don’t let big emotions overwhelm you.

*Gemstone: Topaz *Power color: Deep shades of red *Body Part: Reproductive system (surprise!)

** Scorpio Sun: 10:27 PM PDT 10/22/17 – 1:27 AM EDT 10/23/17

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Talented & Terrific Taurus Sun – 4/19/17

The Sun moves into sensual, steady, strong, security focused Taurus on Wednesday April 19, 2017. The second sign of the Zodiac has the Bull as its symbol. Perfect! But,it is ruled by the lovely, romantic planet Venus, giving Earth sign Taurus several other dimensions. It can be practical and dependable, but it’s also 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 – nice mix.

The “Bull” is Taurus’ symbol for a reason – stubborn, unwavering in beliefs, holding on after others have dropped the tug rope, etc. (Just remember to “let go” when obstinacy is no longer useful). Don’t miss an opportunity due to an  unwillingness to move and / or shift. Widen vision? Take a chance? Make another step?

Taurus:  *Gemstone: Rose Quartz * Power color: Soft rose-pink* Body Part: Neck

* Sun into Taurus, Wednesday 4/19/17 – 5:27 PM EDT / 2:27 PM PDT

**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.

 

 

Full Moon in Earthy Taurus 11/14/16 – Let it Glow, Let It Glow, Let It Glow!

astro-full-moon-brightLooking beautiful, feeling stubborn and being material? It might be the vibrations of the Taurus Full Moon on Monday. This is a fixed, finance focused Earth sign guided by the elegant, luxury loving planet Venus. Whatever vibes are out there can all be put to good use. Indulge the sensual side while monitoring investments. Share chocolate covered strawberries with a significant other while tallying the checkbook at the same time. It’s possible  😎

As always with a “Full” Moon, it’s a good time to finish what you’ve started. With the grounded Taurus influence, it makes sense to complete any financial dealings and/or improvements to surroundings – beauty, comfort and safety. What do you value most? Who do you need to be – to do what you want and have what you desire?

*Taurus Full Moon: November 14, 2016  8:52 AM EST / 5:52 AM PST

 

 

Fall Is Here & So Is The Libra Sun, 9/22/16!

Astro Sun Sign WheelThe Autumn Equinox arrives the same day as the Sun glides into charming Libra on Thursday September 22, 2016. 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. This very social 7th sign of the Zodiac, ruled by Venus, seeks cooperation and genial negotiations in both business and personal interactions.

The Libra way is to see both sides of an issue before making decisions. Seeking harmony by trying to be “fair” can sometimes lead to appearing wishy-washy. Using the “Pros/Cons” list method for making decisions can just draw 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!

Even if it isn’t your Sun or Rising sign, the Libra Sun will still cast a glow. Along with the influence of transiting Jupiter, the upbeat, ”good luck” planet, 9/9/16 – 10/10/17,  you may notice a definite lean towards the lush things in life – music, good food, beauty – to warm and lift spirits. My suggestion for anything Libran is always: meet some fun folks for brunch / lunch!

Libra Sun * Fall Equinox  9/22/16 – 10:22 AM Eastern / 7:22 AM 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. (Interpret that however you wish.)

And, Heads up!  Last but not least: Mercury Retrograde ends – the communication planet stops its reverse trek and goes Direct. Give it a few days. Our gadgets will no longer seem to have a mind of their own. 😈 

 

 

 

Fun Is Where The Sun Is – Leo 7/22/16

astrology_chartwheel 2The Sun rules the 5th sign of the Zodiac and you can tell. With the influence of the “Sun King”, we all should 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 just to be full of lion’s pride. When the Sun struts into this regal Fire sign, expect to have some fun for the duration of its stay.

Adding to the sparkle and shine experience of a Leo Sun is a Venus transit, 7/12 16 – 8/5/16. The planet of love’s visit brings even more warmth, beauty – love the “luxe”.

Relationship interactions may become livelier and snippier due to clever communication planet Mercury’s Leo transit, 7/13/16 until 7/29/16. Remember to share the conversation, let someone else get a word in – it’s not all about you.

Sun into Leo: July 22, 2016 * 5:30AM EDT / 2:30AM PDT

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

**BTW: The date when the Sun transits into a sign can fluctuate year to year – from the 19th to the 23rd. If born on one of these days, you are considered a cusp baby – close to two signs- but regardless, there is only one Sun sign in an Astrology chart  (however, the individual will often exhibit a combo of characteristics from both signs).

(Next up –  Virgo Sun  8/22/16)

 

 

Taurus New Moon Rising 5/6/16

Astro New Moon CrescentAll things Taurus! The Sun has been in this sensual, security minded, 2nd sign of the Zodiac since 4/19 and on Friday May 6, 2016 the New Moon will join it. With both luminaries in Venus ruled, earthy Taurus, its influences in areas of romance, beauty, creativity and money are intensified. Could it be time for a new love, a new style, a new budget?  Why not?

New Moons support fresh beginnings and Taurus urges us to think about how to build and maintain a comfortable, secure life. With this sign’s legendary determination, you can manage your cash and still be good to yourself and loved ones. Create new ways to do it.

*Taurus New Moon 5/6/16:   EDT 3:29 PM –  PDT 12:29 PM

 

 

Sun To Tasteful, Tenacious Taurus – 4/19/16

astrology_chartwheel 2On Tuesday April 19, 2016, the Sun moves into stubborn and determined Taurus. It has the Bull as its Astrology symbol, however, since it is ruled by the lovely, romantic planet Venus, this sign has several other dimensions. It can be stuck and resistant to change, but also, a sensual lover of beauty, good food and luxury. While appreciating all the comforts, the second sign of the Zodiac also wants us to be financially secure at all times.

For the next few weeks, regardless of Sun sign, we can all tap into those Taurean traits of strength and endurance so that we solidify and complete the projects started during the high energy of the Aries Sun. Watch out for a tendency to be overcautious – don’t miss an opportunity out of fear. Security is attractive, especially in this financial climate, but, sometimes we have to take a second look to see the advantage.

Taurus luxe will be sweetened by visiting Venus , 4/30 – 5/24 and financial situations can be muddled by a Mercury transit, which began on 4/6, going Retrograde, 4/28 – 5/23 (clever, Mercury remains in Taurus until 6/23/16). If you must negotiate and sign contracts, read everything twice. Don’t rush.

With a Taurus Sun, loved ones are treated to poetry, music and gourmet meals, while getting a lecture on the advantages of saving money – nice mix.

Taurus:  *Gemstone: Rose Quartz * Power color: Soft rose-pink* Body Part: Neck

* Sun into Taurus, Tuesday 4/19/16 – 11:30 AM Eastern / 8:30 AM 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.