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Scorpio Full Moon – Go Passionate, Go Deep!

Astro Moon FullThings might get a little intense on Wednesday May 14, 2014. Scorpio, a passionate water sign, can be emotional and sensitive and the force of a Full Moon can distill all that power into a cauldron of “feelings”.  All that energy can go off the charts. Tuck in all exposed nerves. Don’t take everything personally. During a Full Moon, gauge what has been accomplished so far and move to finalize, complete tasks in the next few weeks. Use Scorpio’s focus and determination to figure out what to keep and what to throw away (meaning – discard whatever is no longer useful.) Letting go is not necessarily giving up.



Saturday & Sunday Moon In Cancer

Astro New Moon CrescentMay 3 and 4, 2014 could be a weekend of emotional mood swings, creativity and/or over the top hospitality as the Moon settles into the nurturing Water sign it rules = Cancer. We may experience feelings of sensitivity and vulnerability, but don’t use it as an excuse to indulge in some emotional over eating.

Rather than looking for hurt feelings – your own or anyone else’s – be proactive. Unleash the inner artist and you can always cook, set a pretty table. It’s the perfect outlet for all that “nurture” driven energy. Decide to make family, friends, and yourself comfortable and happy. You’ll enjoy it.

Have a fulfilling weekend!

Home – Weekend Cancer Moon!

Astro New Moon CrescentSaturday afternoon, 4/5/14 thru Monday morning, the Moon will be in the homey Water sign it rules – Cancer. It’s very comfortable and happy in this emotional, familycentric sign. It can put us in the perfect mood for creating a safe, relaxed gathering of loved ones but it can also make us over-sensitive and prickly. Downplay any moodiness and let Cancer’s kind, nurturing way of being show up.  

Being welcoming, making guests comfortable, sharing delicious things, taking care of everyone will be important while under the influence of a Cancer Moon. This can be a loving, nurturing time. Surround yourself and enjoy.

Have a great weekend!


Get Ready For The Passionate, Intense Scorpio Sun!

astrology_chartwheel 2On October 22, Pacific Time, and October 23, 2013, Eastern Time, the Sun moved into Scorpio the 8th sign of the Zodiac. It brings intensity and deep feelings and can take partnerships to new sensual, sizzling heights.

With its traditional planet ruler Mars (energy and aggression) and its co ruler Pluto, (power and transformation) any superficial skimming of the surface just won’t do. Save the relationship “lite” for another time. Although, being too passionate and emotional may cause us to get wrapped up in life’s drama and then discover that the resulting “overwhelm” does not quite match the situation. Nothing wrong with using an internal pause button when dealing with friends and loved ones to give us a chance to think, rather than just react.

Mercury, communication planet, will be transiting Scorpio (including its 3 week Retrograde period) until December 5, 2013. Saturn, planet of discipline, perseverance, and boundaries, will be visiting Scorpio until December 2014. The demand for the “real”, in conversation and action, goes up a few notches.

Regardless of where it appears in your personal chart, we can accomplish a lot during this time using Scorpio’s power and focus. But also remember that laughter can be used as a balm to stabilize, bring things into perspective and lighten the atmosphere. Save any overflowing angst and/or grudges for another day – it may dissipate as the mood changes.

Sun into Scorpio – 10/22/12 11:10PM Pacific / 10/23/13 2:10AM Eastern

*Gemstone: Topaz *Power color: Deep shades of red * Body Part: Reproductive system

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3rd & *Final* Mercury Retrograde Of 2013!

Mercury Retrograde in the emotional, water sign of Scorpio begins on October 21, 2013. Yes, it’s the last one of the year. Back up your stuff! Don’t let carelessness or lack of focus bite you in the nether regions. Mercury, (planet of communications, transportation, education, manual dexterity) stopping and then moving backwards in the sky is not a tragedy, but it can get in the way of things running smoothly. So, just in case – pay attention. Make sure loose ends are tied. We will get thru these potentially dicey 3 weeks once again.

Astro Planet Glyphs 2As always, use this time to review or revisit projects. Don’t go overboard, especially with the Retrograde occurring in “dig deeper” Scorpio, the 8th sign of the Zodiac. Its natural intensity is a great opportunity to research, re calculate, re think. Does the plan make sense? Was anything missed? Are there any monetary, financial recounts necessary? When Mercury goes Direct on November 10, things will gradually become unstuck as the planet picks up speed. You’ll be able go forward with anything you may have discovered.

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

*Mercury Retrograde – Monday 10/21/13, 6:29 AM Eastern / 3:29 AM Pacific (Until November 10, 2013)


Harvest Full Moon in Pisces 9/19/13

The “Full” stage of the Moon intensifies the characteristics/energy of the Astrology sign its in. So, Full Moon in Water sign Pisces, think: emotion, creativity, hazy reality, imagination. If you have something important to do, stay focused. Be discerning. If things seem a little vague, you may want to delay any decisions.

Astro Harvest_moonUse any heightened sensitivity for the creation of beautiful things. Spread some Pisces kindness among family and friends. Smile at nice looking strangers. (This is where that “discerning” thing comes in handy)

Be as imaginative, caring and compassionate as you wish, just don’t be taken in by any promises or sad stories. 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.

Full Moon, September 19, 2013 – 7:13AM EDT / 4:13AM PDT

FYI: The “Harvest” Moon is whichever Full Moon occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox.


Accomplishment Central – New Moon in Virgo!

Astro New Moon CrescentOn Thursday September 5, 2013, both the New Moon and the Sun are in efficient Earthy Virgo. 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, 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.

Cancer & Leo Moon Weekend- Comfort and Joy!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lCall home – Friday Morning, 8/30/13, the Moon moves into its own sign again of Cancer. Its a Water sign and we’re drawn to hearth and home or anywhere we are hanging our hat this weekend. The Moon makes us sensitive and emotional, but don’t rule out the often soothing merits of a good meal. Downplay any moodiness and let Cancer’s kind, nurturing way of being show up.

BTW: Energy change on Sunday afternoon when the Moon struts into the regal, upbeat, attention getting Fire sign of Leo. (Have fun with this. Wear something Gold.)

Have a great weekend!


Cancer Moon Weekend: Friends, Family, Food!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lThe Moon is content this Saturday and Sunday as it sits in the Zodiac sign it rules. Water sign Cancer sets us up to enjoy the comforts of home. Domesticity has its merits, make yourself, and anyone who happens to stop by, comfortable. Kindness and grace and a good meal can be so soothing for everyone.

The Cancer Moon is all about emotions, therefore sensitivity and vulnerability are heightened. Don’t go looking for hurt feelings – yours or anyone else’s. Avoid cultivating and harvesting dark thoughts. They will pass, so there’s no need to self medicate (over eat). Share your leftovers.

Have a lovely weekend!


Cancer Sun/Summer Solstice = Ice Cream!

“Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin’ in the streets” Our Summer Solstice, Thursday June 20, 2013 (PDT), coincides with the Sun’s move into Water sign Cancer. This Moon ruled 4th sign of the Zodiac will nurture us thru the longest day of the year. Cancers can be emotional, moody, restless and sensitive, but– will always take care. Family, real or created, is the focus. Just be careful about going overboard with eating urges and/or needing to be needed. Know what is best for you – with both food and people.  

astrology_chartwheel 2Your own personal Sun sign might be different, but, you can still take advantage of the reigning Lunar Cancer influences for the next 4 weeks by paying attention to instincts or any feelings you can’t put into words. Don’t let the antennas wilt. Heightened awareness can provide useful information. And, of course enjoy the homey, comfy company of family and friends. Loving them and feeding them ice cream is all part of the program. Fun stuff!



*Summer Solstice, in the Northern Hemisphere, the 1st degree of Cancer, 10:04 PM Pacific - June 20, 2013 /1:04 AM Eastern - June 21, 2013

*Gemstone – Emerald * Power colors- silver, pale gray *Body Part – Breasts

BTW: For Moon children (those w/ Cancer Sun or anyone w/ Cancer prominent in their birth charts – rising sign, Moon sign, etc), Jupiter, the planet of luck, big ideas, big dreams and abundance begins a transit your sign on June 26, 2013 until July 15, 2014. Be alert, keep your eyes open for opportunities that come your way. Not all things will be as great as they appear, but many will be. Discard what can’t be used and handle the rest.

(The year is already half over – what are you going to do with what’s left?)