What’s Up in the Stars for August?

Dates to Watch this Month:

  • August 11 – Jupiter turns Direct
  • August 11 – Mercury into Leo
  • August 11 – Uranus turn retrograde
  • August 15 – Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo
  • August 18 – Mars into Virgo
  • August 21 – Venus into Virgo
  • August 23 – Sun into Virgo
  • August 29 – Mercury into Virgo
  • August 30 – New Moon-Super Moon in Virgo

For all the entries on the list above, August is really a decent month.  We have a stellium of planets in Leo that promote fun, play, creativity and relaxation, and then a stellium in Virgo later in the month that supports our healing, working and sharing our gifts with the world.  After July’s craziness, this is great news!

Let’s break it down by the weeks:

Week 1:  August 1-4    Let the Fun Begin!

CelebrateWe have just entered the New Moon window from 7/31’s new moon in Leo.  Earlier in the week we experienced a potent Sun square Uranus with possible disruptions, upsets and accident-proneness and it continues Friday August 2, when Venus (relationships, values, money) squares Uranus.  Watch out for disruptions with the people in your world – this isn’t a good time to pick a fight.  If anything, this would be great for developing diplomacy and applying love energy to your relationships!  Take care when spending money.  You want to make sure you are getting the stated value for your dollars spent.


Week 2:  August 5-11  – Jupiter Week!

I’m calling this Jupiter week, as almost every day resonates with some type of Jupiter energy.  Remember that Jupiter represents growth, expansion, and the wisdom we gain through our ever-evolving consciousness.

Monday 8-5-19:   The Moon will be in Libra and thus triggers the Capricorn Saturn, South Node and Pluto.  This makes for opportunities to bring balance to what is changing in our lives.  There is also a trine with Moon, Sun and Jupiter which gives us the confidence and emotional depth to be able to stay the course of our development.

Tuesday 8-6-19:  The Moon is in Libra for the first part of the day and then soon transits into Scorpio where it will oppose Uranus in Taurus.  The Moon in Scorpio is deeply passionate and emotionally intense.  As a fixed sign Scorpio doesn’t always embrace change, yet today may be one of those days where change is necessary!  Don’t be afraid to go with the flow.

Wednesday 8-7-19:  Today the Sun meets up with Jupiter for some free flowing, feel good energy!  Whatever you are passionate about, today is the day to spend quality time in the doing of it.  That could mean that play is your passion today or being creative.  Whatever it is, have fun!

Thursday 8-8-19:  Today Venus, Goddess of love, relationships, values and money meets up with Jupiter.  As the Sun did yesterday, this triggers some feel good energy directed this time toward the people in our lives.  Today would be a wonderful day to hang out with loved ones or meet new like-minded people.  Just enjoy the warmth and love that is all around you!  Later this afternoon, the Moon moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius, Jupiter’s home territory, which ramps up the opportunities to have a good time.

About the only thing to watch out for today is the Moon’s square (challenge) to Mars in Leo.  The Moon in Scorpio represents depth, and Mars in Leo is engaged in fun and play.  Remember there is a time and a place for everything, so don’t take play over the top and as well, don’t the Moon’s emotions take you over the top.

Friday 8-9-19:  Today the Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Jupiter and trines Venus.  That makes for a day of optimism and seeing the bright side of everything.  It could be a great day to step back from the “details” and see the bigger picture of your life or what you are trying to accomplish.

Saturday 8-10-19:  The Moon is still in adventure-seeking, mind-expanding Sagittarius today.  Maybe spend the day investigating things you haven’t before or going to new places that seem exciting or new.  There is one small blip on the screen today and that is the Moon square Neptune, which may mean a tendency to daydream or act from the subconscious.  If you’re engaged in anything dangerous or needing full concentration be super careful today!  This can also bring up spiritual awareness during the day as well.

Sunday 8-11-19:  We have reached the single most important or impactful day of the week and indeed, the month of August.  Today the planet Jupiter ends his 4-month retrograde cycle by moving direct in Sagittarius, Mercury moves back into Leo after ending his retrograde cycle on July 31, and Uranus, planet of awakening and surprises, turns retrograde in Taurus. So what can we expect?

Anytime a planet changes directions or changes signs it affects the quality of the energies we express.  When you put 3 of them doing a change on the same day, it adds some chaos to the day.

JupiterJupiter Direct – Jupiter Direct means that we are again able to grow and expand into our outer world.  Here is where we need caution so that we do not over-do anything.  This is an optimistic and expansive time for Jupiter, but you don’t want to realize too late that you cannot sustain anything you have put into motion.  Cautious risk-taking and proportional growth is what is required now.  This is especially true because over the last 4 months of retrograde you may have felt stuck and now with new energy you may go to far too fast.

Mercury into Leo – Mercury in Leo speaks with a flair for the dramatic and with passion.  We can command the attention of those around us and use our minds in very creative ways.  We’ll have to look out for dominating conversations instead of sharing the limelight.  Also, with Mercury in Leo we may over-state or exaggerate what we can do.  Be sure not to promise the world if you cannot deliver it!

Uranus retrograde –   Uranus retrograde starts today at 6° Taurus and ends on January 10, 2020, at 2° Taurus. This is a good time to shift on the inner planes in response to the outer world changes you have been through. Let your inner world be rocked in a way that is revolutionary, evolutionary and consciousness-raising!


Week 3:  August 12-18, 2019    Full Moon in Aquarius This Week!

This week powers us up a bit with a Venus-Sun conjunction, the Full Moon across Aquarius & Leo, Mercury square Uranus and the beginning of the inner planets’ move into Virgo.

So far this month we have had a stellium (a collection of 3 or more planets in the same sign) in Leo, pushing us to play, have more fun, and express our creativity.  Moving into this 3rd week of August we begin to see a shift from the creative imagination in Leo into the actual “bring it to life” energies of Virgo.  Virgo has an eye to the details, and that may be just the thing we need to manifest our dreams into the real world.  Let’s look at some details for this week:

Monday, August 12, 2019

We start the week with the Moon in Capricorn, and I hope you know what that means by now – that’s right a Moon conjunct Saturn, South node and Pluto kind of day.  Time for stabilizing what is changing in your life.  Watch for emotional reactions.  The Moon turns Void-of-course at 3:12 pm PT/6:12 pm ET in preparation for her move into Aquarius tomorrow.

Tuesday August 13, 2019

The Moon moves into Aquarius this morning at 8:36 am PT/11:36 am ET, ending her Void-of-course time.  There is a Moon opposition Mercury today that may provoke us to speak more emotionally or think more emotionally today.  Then later in the day the Moon squares Uranus, and if we have not gotten our emotions controlled, we may be tempted to blurt out our frustrations or feelings.  Be careful of being reactive today!

Venus conjuncts Sun today:  Venus and the Sun meet up today in Leo.  This transit goes a long way in soothing what might be other “tricky” energies of the day.  When Venus and the Sun connect, we feel more affectionate and loving toward the people in our lives.  We’re inspired to be creative and to beautify our environments.  Bask in the glow of love, romance and creativity today!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Moon spends the entire day in quirky, innovative and inventive Aquarius.  There are no major contacts with other planets, so we can remain open to receiving impulses from our intuition in preparation for tomorrow morning’s Full Moon in Aquarius.  What will you do or be that is uniquely YOU? Dare to think and act “outside of the box.”

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Full Moon @ 22 Aquarius/Leo at 5:30 am PT /8:30 am ET.

Today the Moon holds an opposition to the Sun (the Full Moon), Venus and Mars.  This Aquarius Full Moonfull Moon is really about what you must release in order to move forward with creativity, love and joy.  What must you do to be more heart-centered and in alignment with your desires.

Sun, Venus, and Mars are holding space in Leo (the heart centered part) and with the Full Moon in Aquarius we get to march to the beat of our own unique drum!  If you have been attempting to remain invisible or on the other hand, if you have been calling to much attention to yourself, now is the time to balance and harmonizing the two extremes to be the expression of your true, authentic self.

Another facet of the Full Moon this month is some challenging energy being shared with Pluto, Lord of Transformation.  Pluto could be stirring up issues around power and empowerment for you.  What does it take to become empowered?  Are you taking power away from those around you, or do you see your inherent power and beauty? There could be a bit of a struggle for us to see the truth in this.

Friday, August 16, 2019   

After a short Void-of-course last evening, the Moon moved into the sign of Pisces where she spends the day today.  The Moon in Pisces is a dreamy and imaginative placement.  We may find it difficult to focus on the “real” world as we are busy in the ideal realm.  There is real compassion and empathy in the Moon in Pisces.  Remember to factor that compassion and empathy inward toward yourself as well as to others.

Mercury square Uranus today – When Mercury squares Uranus we may become aware of nervous energy flowing through us or others in our lives.  There’s an electrical current that we can feel between our mind and the communication of our thoughts.  We may be filled with ideas and excitement.  Just don’t let this energy overtake you and get you moving in too many directions at once!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Moon remains in Pisces all day today making good connections to Saturn, Neptune and Pluto.  We can be totally tuned in to our inner voice today.  It’s a great day to engage a spiritual practice, take a class, do some meditation or yoga, and otherwise focus inward.

Sunday, August 17, 2019

The Moon moves into Aries early in the day (9:33 am PT/12:33 pm ET) and we feel more energetic and willing to get out and do something!  The Aries Moon is ruled by Mars and Mars likes action.  Go for a bike ride, hike, or do some other physical activity today.

Mars into Virgo  – August 18 – October 3, 2019.  The Leo stellium begins to break up today with Mars, the first of the inner planets’, move into Virgo. Mars in Leo gave us access to creative genius, and now in Virgo he becomes more of a workhorse, prodding us to action on our ideas.  Mars is a bit of a perfectionist in Virgo as well and pays attention to the details.  Wherever Virgo is in your natal chart is where you will have to take the “rubber to meet the road” during this cycle.


Week 4:  August 19-25, 2019    Adding Energy to Virgo 

Two more bodies move into Virgo this week – Venus and the Sun.  We’re working to perfect something, and it is all part of the Virgo experience.

Monday & Tuesday, August 19-20, 2019

We begin the work week with the Moon in Aries.  Today may be a day for new beginnings or building of momentum toward something.  Watch out for aggressive attitudes – either your own or someone else’s.  This is not a good day to pick a fight with anyone! Engage your personal authority and be responsible for yourself – thoughts, words and deeds!

Remember Aries is one of the signs that when the Moon moves through it can trigger our Capricorn trio, Saturn, South Node and Pluto.  There may be more to experience in the break down and regeneration of something in your life.  Be willing to work through it and engage a wider perspective.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Moon moved into Taurus very early this morning after a 20 minute Void-of-course.  That puts the Moon in a trine or positive flow with both the feminine and masculine principles (Venus & Mars).  We may feel more balanced today, and able to act from a place of equilibrium.  Later in the day, the Moon will conjunct Uranus, perhaps giving us a surprise or two.  Not all surprises are negative, maybe something very nice will pop up in your world for you today!

Venus into Virgo – August 21 to September 14.  With Venus in Virgo we value the down to Earth and practical, both in expressions of love and in what we choose to buy.  Venus rules are relationships, values and money and in Virgo we want to be sure that there is a useful reason for everything we do.  Watch out for being picky and overly critical of those around you.

Mercury (in Leo) trine Jupiter (in Sagittarius) – When these two planets meet up in Fire energy there is expansion into the creative, expressive, and spiritual.  Mercury rules the mind and communication, while Jupiter rules expansion and our Spiritual nature.  This combination may bring us good news, optimism and the desire to socialize.

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Sun moves into Virgo early today adding a 3rd party to the building stellium in that sign.  The Sun in Virgo is organized, earthy and detail-oriented.  The focus turns to our work environment, the path of sharing our gifts and talents (service) and the routines we are in. We are also more concerned with health and the purity of the foods we eat and the water we drink.  Sun sign Virgo can be analytical and think critically.  We want to be careful about being overly picky, critical of others or perfectionistic.

Also today, the Moon moves into chatty Gemini.  When the Moon is in Gemini we are more quick-witted, curious and sociable.  We can also become easily scattered and lose focus with the number of ideas and thoughts we have in our heads.

The Moon in Gemini challenges the Sun (Crisis of Consciousness), Venus and Mars in Virgo.  Virgo wants the details, and Gemini prefers to leave them out in favor of flexibility.  Gemini is fickle, and Virgo is stable.  How did the two of these signs get linked by the same planet – Mercury – when they are so different in their approach to the use of the mind and communication.  That’s a great question for another day’s tale!  Just know that today you may feel torn between depth and superficiality.

Saturday, August 24, 2019  

The Moon is in Gemini all day today opposing Jupiter and squaring Neptune.  Today is likely not a great day to make big decisions, but it would be good for just having some fun!

Venus conjunct Mars – The astrological lovers meet today!  Venus and Mars together make the ideal partners for love, romance and socializing with friends.  There is also a raw sensual and sexual energy in the air today that generates magnetism – drawing couples together.  We can also find satisfaction in creative endeavors.  It’s a good time to start a project that brings both the physical and the emotional together.

Sunday, August 25, 2019    

We end the weekend with the Moon in Gemini transitioning to Cancer in the early evening.  Likely it’s been a socializing and energizing type of weekend.  Now with the Moon’s move into Cancer, we bring in an emotional element to start the next week with.


Week 5:  August 26-31      The Virgo Stellium, Uranus & New Moon

It seems this week is all about Uranus!  So expect the unexpected, be ready for surprises and stay grounded (in your body and conscious).  Mercury is added to the stellium in Virgo and we have a New Moon-Super Moon in Virgo later in the week.

Monday, August 26, 2019

We begin the work week with the Moon in Cancer making a host of positive connections to the planets.  Even though we know that Cancer is opposing the Saturn, South Node, Pluto elements in Capricorn responsible for changing our world, we are buoyed by the excellent relationship the Moon has today.  There’s a bit of magic in the air!

Venus trine Uranus – Tired of the same ‘ol, same ‘ol routine?  Today’s your chance to get out and do something new and exciting.  It’s time to break the monotony!  Just be careful that you don’t take things too far.  Socialize, play, expand, do something that you normally wouldn’t do.  Go see a movie that you wouldn’t normally expect you would like to see.   Whatever you do today should feel new and out of the ordinary!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Moon in Cancer opposes Pluto early today and we may feel the rush of emotion or the tinge of emotional upset.  This is a quick aspect and will soon pass.  Don’t make too much of any emotional confrontation.  Late today, the Moon moves into Leo and our fun returns!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Moon spends the day in Leo and we can be heart centered, loving, generous and fun-loving!  There may be some unexpected things happening -especially in the outer world – as Mars meets up with Uranus.  With this duo in Earth signs it makes me think of earthquakes or earth-shaking events.  Be prepared, but don’t be scared.  We just never know how these two will get along and what they will bring to us.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Today, Mercury moves into Virgo and completes the stellium that has been building since the 18th when Mars moved into Virgo.  Mercury is the ruler of Virgo and is powerful in this very analytical and critically thinking sign. 

Friday, August 30, 2019   New Moon/Super Moon in Virgo

Earlier in the year we had our Full Moons as Super Moons, and now is the New Moon’s turn to be super.  A super Moon is a full or new moon that comes to within 90% of the closest the Moon ever makes to the Earth.  It has more power or influence because of its proximity to us.  The tides are higher, and since we are made up of about 75% water, we are also more pushed by the tidal forces.




Chaotic, Yet Powerful Week Ahead

Are you ready for a crazy sort of week?  It’s not crazy in a bad way, but more of crazy in an empowering kind of way. 

Astrology for the Week of May 13-19, 2019

Are you ready for a crazy sort of week?  It’s not crazy in a bad way, but more of crazy in an empowering kind of way.  Mercury and Venus are both in focus this week.  Mercury connects up with Neptune, Saturn and Pluto, while Venus changes signs and connects up to Mars and Uranus.  Mars moves out of Gemini and into Cancer, shaping how we will take action over the next several weeks.  As well, the Sun connects with Pluto to push an agenda of transformation for the week ahead.  Saturday brings us the Full Moon in Scorpio which is filled with intensity and passion!  With this much movement in the sky above us, we can surely expect some chaos!  Let’s break it down …

Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday memeWe start the week with the Moon in practical, detail-oriented and grounded Virgo.  We are primed to get things done!  One of our keywords for the week is Simplify!  What can you do to reduce the complexity of your life?

The Moon plays nice with Mercury and Saturn today as well.  Our mind’s and communications are streamlined and succinct, and Saturn’s connections aids in the overall “clean it up” atmosphere of the day.  While you’re busy working today, the Moon’s opposition to Neptune may cause instant epiphanies or aha’s that intuitively guide you to answers you have been seeking!  Slight caution:  Moon and Jupiter square one another today, so beware of doing too much!  ( too much work, shopping, spending money, eating, drinking etc.)

Sun (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn)

Reduce, reuse, recycle and living within our means are all themes that could be developing in your world this week.  Pluto in Capricorn has already created space for our transformation and the Sun in Taurus – known for its Master Builder and Master Manifesting energy – are working together to empower your next steps, especially when you are staying within acceptable boundaries.  Don’t be afraid to rebuild or grow, just do it with a plan.  Eliminate what is not necessary and see yourself move on lighter and more energized.  We will have another opportunity for this level of “clean up” in our lives again in September, but anything you drag your heels on now, may become an albatross around your neck by then.  So go with your instincts and don’t be afraid to pare down your life.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Moon shifts out of Virgo and into Libra, and Venus and Mars both take center stageTuesday for the next couple of days.  The Moon in Libra puts emphasis on the emotional connections in our relationships.  Venus, the ruler of Libra, is sitting at the 29th (karmic) degree of Aries, so there may be some unresolved issues in our relationships that flare up now.  Take heart though, this is a short lived transit, and Venus’ relationship to Mars today will help us sort through all kinds of issues with ease (but not necessarily without conflict or confrontation).

The Moon trines Pluto and the Sun today while squaring Mars.  There is emotional empowerment here, but also the possibility of ego clashes with those closest to you.  The best route today is to take the high road.  If someone is triggered by your actions or words, then don’t react.  Breathe, and then do what you can to change the frequency.  If you are the one that gets triggered today, then breathe before you react.  Become the observer and become response-able!  Likely there is something valuable for you to learn in the experience.

Venus (Aries) sextile Mars (Gemini)

Sextiles are planetary relationships that bring out the best characteristics of both planets who then share their wisdom with one another.  With Venus and Mars, we are balancing and harmonizing the masculine and feminine energies within ourselves.  The masculine energy protects and takes action, while the feminine receives and nurtures.  It takes a balance of both energies to live in harmony.  Just look at the outer world and you can see the effect of not having masculine and feminine in balance!

Venus sextile Mars also helps us build new and exciting relationships, both love interests and friendships.  We are more open to socializing and exploring connections to a wide range of people.  While we are making new friends and building new relationships, watch out for your old friends as well.  They may feel left out or replaced – their issue to be sure, but, do what you can to embrace both the new and the old.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hump DayVenus moves into Taurus, Mars moves into Cancer and Mercury and Neptune play mind games with another today.  You may experience a shift in your relationships and finances, discover new ways of taking action and find that your mind is picking up signals from your intuition as if by magic!  All in all, not a bad day, just active.

Venus in Taurus

Venus is in Taurus now until June 8, and our focus is on finances, values and relationships.  Venus in Taurus is sensual and delights in the simple pleasures of life.  It’s a great time for massage, getting your hair done and pampering yourself and others.  Venus in Taurus prefers to spend her money on practical yet beautiful things.  Do you have plans to beautify or remodel your home?  Timing is perfect for just that!  Venus in Taurus also strengthens our relationships with others, inspiring trustworthiness and loyalty.

Mars in Cancer

Mars is in Cancer from today until July 1, and the pace of action slows down and narrows in focus.  Cancer is emotional, so a lot of what we do over the next few weeks is dependent upon our moods.  Trying to force yourself to do something while not in the mood, will make for frustration and anger.  Try to pace yourself and go with the flow for awhile.  People may be more defensive than usual as well, so be prepared to back off if need be.  You, too, may be more defensive and this time will offer you the opportunity to look deep within and see what your real fear is all about.  What are you defending and why?

Mercury (Taurus) sextile Neptune (Pisces)

Clear thinking is not a strong point with us today.  We are rather more sensitive to the unseen realm, with increased awareness and intuition, but that doesn’t always make for easy decision-making for us.  Our imaginations are stimulated today opening up the possibility for creative work and possibly solving issues that have plagued us in new ways.  We feel more like escaping the world today, rather than focusing on the tasks at hand.  If you can give yourself the day off, that is a great idea.  If not, then understand that you are likely not going to get everything done that you think you need to do.  Meditation, yoga, and spiritual studies are all favored today.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Where yesterday’s mind was clouded and unclear, today our minds are more focusedHappy-Thursday-022 and ready to work as Mercury flows with Saturn.  Late in the day, the Moon moves out of Libra and into Scorpio after a 12 hour Void of Course (when the Moon isn’t making any new contacts to any planets or points in our charts).  Consequently, most of the day we are likely not able to start new projects or move any projects ahead in any appreciable way.  Instead, take the time to finish up anything that is left hanging, clear off your desk, or re-evaluate your goals and where you are in relation to achieving them.

Mercury (Taurus) trine Saturn (Capricorn)

When Mercury and Saturn work together we are focused and able to concentrate on the tasks at hand.  You may feel more reserved today as you may want to be left alone with your thoughts.  We can be more thorough and methodical with Mercury and Saturn aligning like this, which gives us access to a keen eye to detail.  Thinking through plans and goals and then reworking them if necessary, is definitely a good activity for today.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday pandaThe Moon spends the day in Scorpio making only one new contact and that is a trine to Neptune.  That means today we are likely to be highly emotional and intuitive, maybe even picking up on people’s hidden agendas.  I think of these connections as almost prophetic, as we so easily pick up on what is unsaid and unseen.  Watch out for possible over-emotional responses from others, especially if passions are aroused.

Mercury (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn) 

Processing emotions, digging deeply into our subconscious minds and transformational interactions are all possibilities today.  Mercury is superficial and Pluto goes deep so we find ourselves in interesting territory.  You can become obsessed with an idea or thought that eventually changes you in some way.  There is also the possibility that someone in your world or whom you meet today can be the force for change in your life.  Readings, divination, therapy appointments and coaching can be very fruitful today!


Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Moon spends the day in Scorpio, but transitions into Sagittarius this evening.  We still have some powerful undercurrents moving through the day giving us access to the deeper parts of our psyches.  This energy culminates with the Full Moon in Scorpio at 2:12 pm PT /5:12 pm ET/ 9:12 pm UT.

Venus (Taurus) conjunct Uranus (Taurus)

Before the Full Moon today, Venus and Uranus join forces to push us into new experiences and new territory.  We want to try new things and have experiences that we haven’t had before now.  Create new sensations and change up the pace and you will find that this can be an extraordinary day!  Just be careful not to engage in risky behavior however … fun, new, exciting YES, but over-the-top, danger NO!

Full Moon at 28 Scorpio / Taurus 

The full Moon is a time for releasing, completing and revealing something.

Release – being stuck

Complete – your plans for financial abundance

Reveal – how your contribution in alignment with your values will take you to new heights in your life

With Venus (Taurus) conjunct Uranus (Taurus) at this full Moon, expect the unexpected and surprises of all kinds.  Tend to the conservative though, for the reasons I stated above.  Too much risk can destabilize our lives right now.  Take cautious risks, but don’t risk anything that is precious to you.

The full Moon also sextiles Saturn and Pluto – here is where we can tap into some of the more conservative and focused energies.  We can access endurance and stamina here to stay the course until we reach our goals.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Moon is in Sagittarius today, but there are no major aspects occurring – thankfully!  We have had quite the week and today’s lack of contacts allows us to recoup our energy, focus on play and fun, and prepare for what comes next.  Take a hike in the great outdoors today, ride your bike, go somewhere new, but most of all … Enjoy yourself!

Many blessings for the Week Ahead,

Janet Hickox


Karmic Full Moon in Libra/Aries

Full Moon – April 19, 2019

4:13 am PT /7:13 am ET/11:13 pm UT

29° Libra/Aries

Moon Musings:  

When I tap into the energy of this full Moon in Libra/Aries, I find myself wondering about where we are stuck as human beings, but also using my own experience to discover where I myself am stuck or holding onto old patterns.  What have we been totally devoted to that no longer is real or authentic to our lives.  It might be a relationships, a job, a project, a belief, a pattern, or value that you cannot seem to let go of.  Now is your chance to make a break or maybe it’s more like a breakthrough!  Once you release old attachments and expectations, you create space for magic to happen. 

It really comes down to making a choice.  Do you move forward fearlessly?  Or, do would you rather look back a year from now and realize that you had a chance to break free and you didn’t? 


The Full Moon time is a time where we bring things into completion.  Sometimes it isn’t completion so much as it is a revelation – of what has been out of sync in your life, of how you are sabotaging yourself, your relationships, your work – and now you have the option to re-align your energy and action steps.  Here are a few things to Release/Complete/Reveal during this moon:

  • The illusion of being stuck – You are fully empowered to make changes in your life!  Focus on what you desire, and not on what has been holding you back.    
  • Fear of failing in your responsibility to the people in your family.  This causes us to over-do and give too much.  Then we become depleted and don’t get our needs met or receive nurturing. 
  • Co-dependent relationships … people, food, money, work, beliefs!


Here are some beneficial things to engage in during this Full Moon window:

  • Generosity – Nurture your connections to loved ones.  Build on your existing relationships by being generous with your time and attention. 
  • Harmony – As you gather with people this Easter weekend, watch for ways to create harmony, especially if there are people who normally trigger you!
  • Out with the old and in with the new – Have a plan for success.  Try new approaches to old issues.  The only true failure is to have never tried anything new!


  • Hold on to things, grievances, emotions, people, jobs … be ready to “prune” your life of anything that feels heavy or burdensome.  
  • Throw the baby out with the bath water – not everything requires you to start fresh or from the beginning.  Can you take the good with you and change what isn’t working?  That may be your biggest challenge!

What Else?:

The Sun is very close to an exact conjunction with Uranus during this full Moon, so be aware that there might be surprises and twists and turns ahead.  Go with the flow though.  You may not see clearly what the energy is leading you to.  So on some level, you also need to have faith during this period.  

The Sun and Moon are challenged by Saturn and Pluto in a somewhat distant square to one another.  We are still in the restructuring, rebuilding and re-balancing phase.  There is an element of chaos at this time.  Try not to get sucked up into the dramas playing out in the world as everything is happening exactly according to the Cosmic Plan!  

And lastly, there is an interesting connection between the Black Moon Lilith and this Full Moon as she is seemingly aiding us in working through our shadows – especially the shadow of powerlessness.  As this is a Full Moon (releasing, completions, revelations), we may actually be able to see our shadows more clearly.  That makes it much easier for us to make changes that are beneficial and realign ourselves and our energy more appropriately!

Need more personalized guidance for you life right now?  Get a Seasonal Transit Reading or a Seasonal Transit Report.

Be Blessed!

Janet Hickox

Living Astrology

A Great Shift Awaits Us . . .

The question is – will you go with the shift or will you stay stuck in the old?

This is the week we have been waiting for.  The Spring/Autumn equinox gateway that leads us into the new Astrological year and the potential to remake & renew the world.  And it all begins with LOVE.  Universal Love & Love of Life itself!

In Human Design astrology, the turning of the seasons happens in the Identity Center (the yellow or white diamond central to your body graph) at the Gates of Love.  The Spring Equinox occurs with the Sun at Gate 25-Universal Love and the Earth at Gate 46-Love of the Physical Body.  It forms what is to me, the alignment we are meant to experience as human beings – Love demonstrated in physical form.  The uniting of Spirit in the Body.

The tragedy in New Zealand this week underscores the need for more Universal Love in this world, along with acceptance and tolerance.  It’s like some people have this shade of fear, hate, and anger over their eyes and just don’t see the light that is in each being in this world.  That makes me feel truly sad.  But a gateway such as this one, occurring so closely to a tragedy of this magnitude, gives me hope.

The Astrology of the Week

Most of the week pales in comparison to the Equinox/Full Moon of March 20th.  The best plan for Monday & Tuesday is to prepare for the passage through the Gateway.  What can you leave behind you?  What is no longer serving you on your journey through life?  It might be a belief, pattern, grievance, victim stance, or something more concrete like a job or relationship that is no longer thriving & flourishing. One thing is for sure, we are being squeezed through the eye of the needle right now, and the only things that can make it through are the most authentic parts of ourselves.  All else is so much baggage.

Wednesday, March 20

This week’s equinox is a very powerful one indeed!  The Sun, as it moves through the gateway meets up with Chiron, the wounded healer, and is followed by the Full Moon in Libra/Aries, opposing Chiron.  It’s right in our faces that following the “wound” a deep healing would need to take place – a release or completion of some sort that allows the new to come forward.

Sun conjunct Chiron – The wound of identity is exposed.  Insecurities, fears and unresolved ego issues surface for healing.  Happening like this with a Full Moon, which brings a time for completion and the Spring Equinox which signals something new, we have a real opportunity & duty to bring change.  Healing the wound of separation, intolerance, and non-acceptance of others is of primary importance.

Moon opposing Chiron – The Moon in Libra opposing Chiron in Aries asks us what it is we are doing/thinking or how we are being that keeps the wound alive?  When the Moon is opposite Chiron, we tend to run away from the wound by giving in to the Moon’s perceived safe harbor – in this case we are doing everything we can to keep the balance and harmony, when indeed the best course of action is to shake things up and make the necessary changes.  In order to restore harmony then, we need to address the wound of identity and how we use it as a tool for separation rather than a tool of unity.

Other Aspects Made by the Sun & Moon 

Sun @ 0 Aries semi-sextile Uranus at 0 Taurus – First, we have to define what a semi-sextile aspect means.  Really this is a minor aspect, as aspects go, but because this happens at the zero degree of each sign, it has more importance.  A semi-sextile is a 30° relationship between planets, and this is usually considered a beneficial connection.

A Sun-Uranus semi-sextile calls us to be innovative and creative change agents in the world.  How can we be different?  What can we change so that the world reflected back to us is fresh and new?  The Sun in Aries provides the pathway to something new, and Uranus in Taurus calls us to realign with our common core values.

Moon at 0 Libra inconjunct Uranus at 0 Taurus – An inconjunct is a difficult aspect, and in this case tells us that we are quite likely wanting to keep things the same – keep the status quo as it were.  BUT, Uranus isn’t the kind of planet that likes to keep things static, so we are going to be faced/challenged with what we have to let go of in order to move forward.  Might it be an old belief?  A subconscious pattern?  A paradigm?  This is not only a personal challenge, but a collective one as well.  We will be called upon to answer some difficult questions, and make decisions going forward that change the world.

Lunar Eclipse point in January – An unlikely and almost missed aspect is occurring at this Equinox/Full Moon, and that is the Sun & Moon are in favorable relationship to the last lunar eclipse we had on January 20, 2019 at 0°Leo/Aquarius. What this means is that we may see (individually or collectively) themes in our lives that were also prevalent in January.  Leo/Aquarius rules the part of our lives where dreams and goals become real and tangible.  What were you setting out as an aspiration in January, because more will be coming up for you related to that time.  We may even be seeing the “fruits of our labors” as it relates to desires and dreams.

The Inner Planets at the Equinox Through Human Design


Mercury – Venus – Mars are calling us to graciousness, revolution and simplicity.  It’s quite a mix actually.  Mercury and Venus are sitting in the Emotional Center and Mars is at the Throat center.  Literally they are all working together to teach us to be more emotional mature.

Mercury at Gate 22-Grace is creating the emotional space within us to evolve with more grace and charm, kindness, and honor.  As Mercury rules communication, our involution (inner evolution or inneRevolution) begins with how we speak to one another, and to ourselves.  Words have power and carry weight.  Be ever mindful of the impact of your words.

Venus at 49-Wisdom Revolution is laying the template for us stop being in REACTION and instead be in ACTION.  This involves another type of emotional maturity – that of being RESPONSE-able.  We’re learning that change and revolution begin within each of us, and is the natural outflow of our being more deliberate in the way we engage with the world.

Mars at Gate 23-Simplicity which is also an energy related to assimilation.  Breaking things down to their simplest part, then creating new forms by combining different possibilities.  What would the world look like if we made room in our hearts for more love, tolerance, and acceptance?  Could we use love as a lens to see into the essence of every single being on the planet?  In the Universe?

Jupiter – Saturn in Human Design – Spiritual seeking of the Light and the Ambition and drive to become enlightened.  This is what Jupiter and Saturn are holding space for us to achieve.  It is a personal journey, but at the Equinox, leads us onto the next rung in the spiral in our evolution of consciousness.

The Outer Planets – Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, & Pluto are bringing us change from the inside out.  Chiron at Gate 25-Universal Love is conjunct the Sun at the Equinox.  Their connection is helping us to heal the wound of our identity.

Uranus is at Gate 3-Innovation and is engaged in a grand mutation of our very DNA. The force of ascension and evolution is breaking down the old and clearing a path to the new.  All of this is totally out of our conscious control, and it akin to the unveiling of a higher cosmic plan.  Just go along for the ride!

Neptune & Pluto at Gate 63-Doubts and Gate 61-Wonder respectively, are in the Head Center.  Our minds are being broken down and re-calibrated toward truth.  This means the TRUTH – Universal Truth, not the truth that can be twisted, but the actual, God’s honest higher truths.  Granted, this may take a lot more time.  But I think we can all see that there is something larger than ourselves at work in the cosmos, that we are all a part of something extraordinary, and living from that Truth is what we are rising up to.

Like I said earlier – the rest of the week pales in comparison to this one day!

I wish everyone peace, love and joy as we move through this week!  If you want more of a daily interpretation of what is happening in the stars, join me in the MetaCafe weekday mornings at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET on the Living Astrology Facebook page.

Love,  Janet Hickox

Weekly Astrology Forecast February 18-24

Weekly Astrology & Human Design Forecast

February 18-24, 2019


While we have some interesting astrological transits happening this week, it won’t be nearly as crazy-making as last week was.  This week features Chiron’s move into Aries, the Sun’s move into Pisces, and the Virgo/Pisces Full Moon/Super Moon.

Our featured planet of the week is Mercury, who takes on Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto as he is slowing down to his upcoming retrograde station.  In fact, he enters the shadow of his next retrograde on Tuesday, February 19. You will want to pay attention to the messages being delivered to you via Mercury’s connections this week, because you will be revisiting them later in March.  In the body of this post, I have used red lettering on the important Mercury transits.

Chiron, the wounded healer makes a move this week into the sign of Aries where he resides until 2026.  In Aries we will be facing our wounds around feelings of unworthiness and undeservedness, self-denial, not being wanted and much more.  In essence the next several years will be about our search for Self & Identity.

On Monday afternoon, the Sun moves into the sign of Pisces followed the next day by the Virgo-Pisces Full Moon which is also a Super Moon.  This full moon is the closest to Earth for 2019 and should be a magnificent sight if you have clear enough skies to see it.

Let’s break down the highlights of the week ahead:

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Busy astrological day today as Venus conjuncts Saturn in Capricorn, Mercury conjuncts Neptune, Chiron moves into Aries, and the Sun moves into Pisces.  The Moon spends the day in fun-loving and playful Leo – I just love it when the week starts off with the Moon in Leo!

Venus conjunct Saturn:  Classic sensibility and simplicity and clean resourcefulness is favored today, so take care not to over-complicate things.  In business, coming straight to the point and being transparent and in integrity wins out over subterfuge.

Sun into Pisces:    Happy Birthday Pisceans!  This is the month for growing our awareness and consciousness, as well our creative imaginations!  Intuition and gut instinct is stronger as well during the this transit.  Work this month on having a compassionate heart and seeing the best in everyone around you.

Chiron into Aries:  Chiron briefly entered Aries from April 17, 2018 to September 25, 2018, and then retrograded backward into Pisces.  He will spend the next 7 years in the sign of the ram teaching many things about Self, Ego, Independence vs. Dependence, and how to let go of Playing Small.  I’ll have a more in depth article on Chiron in Aries later this week.

Mercury conjunct Neptune:  A mist upon the mind makes ordinary clarity difficult. If you can envision it, you can express it, so keep a journal by your bedside. Don’t expect things to make sense right away, but in retrospect it will shine like a firefly in the dark.  In other words, If you can dream it, you can eventually make it reality!


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Full Moon-Super Moon at 0°42″ Virgo/Pisces:  A Super Moon occurs when the Moon comes within 90% of the closest approach it ever makes to the Earth.  This month’s Super Moon happens to be the most powerful and closest Full Moon for 2019.  The full moon is also a time of releasing, revealing and completing.  What must you let go of in order to move forward? or What revelations will you have about what comes next on your journey?

Across the axis of Virgo/Pisces we are being asked to become WHOLE and to reconnect the pieces of ourselves that we sometimes do not want to see.  For example, when you face a break up with someone, you might feel as if you lost a piece of your heart or soul.  The trick is to see the break up as objectively as possible, and then to love all parts of yourself that were involved.

This is also a highly intuitive and imaginative Moon – remember anything we want to create must first be imagined (in Pisces where the Sun is) and then brought into reality by Virgo (where the Moon is).  Just as the Sun & Moon are locked in a continuing cycle, so too are we.  Honoring our birthright of abundance through Spirit, we come to realize that we are always on the path of creation and bringing things into reality.  What are you imagining and creating?

Mercury sextile Saturn:  Today the planet Mercury moves into the shadow area of his next retrograde cycle.  Things begin to get wonky and a bit unpredictable.  Tuning into the contacts that Mercury makes today gives us some insight into how the retrograde time may play out.  Remember Mercury rules the Mind & Communication, while Saturn rules Form, Structure & Due Diligence.  This combination seems to be telling us that there is benefit when we slow down the mind enough to be able to ensure that our foundations are solid.  We may even discover that we have missed a step or two and can go back to make changes before we launch something.  Mercury’s shadow period reminds us that we may be pushing too far too fast.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Today the Moon in Virgo is making many different connections.  Most importantly are the trines (120° angles) that she is making to Venus, Saturn and then Pluto in Capricorn.  Virgo and Capricorn are Earth signs that favor the practical application of our resources – time, energy, money, etc.

Moon trine Venus – Know what you want and take the steps to get it!  No dawdling, no fussing, just a straight-line to procurement!

Moon trine Saturn –  There’s a certain stability in the general atmosphere that makes it safe to say what you feel, but not too much. Conservation of emotion might be the phrase. It’s a time to be mutually reassuring, rather than wildly supportive; projects launched will be stable, though, perhaps not very showy.

Moon trine Pluto – A sure confidence that all will be well, whatever happens, fills the air, and faith in yourself and others is exactly what will make that come true. A great day for starting things that require sustained confidence and follow-through.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Blessedly there are no major configurations in the sky today!  The Moon moves early in the morning into the sign of Libra, and with no planetary irritations we can find balance & harmony.  Yay!  Enjoy it as tomorrow is definitely more challenging!


Friday, February 22, 2019

Well today we have several things going on!  Mercury is making another important contact, this time with Jupiter, and Venus is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn.  On top of that, the Moon in Libra is squaring (think challenging) Saturn, Venus & Pluto.  My calendar shows this as a Red number day!

Moon in Libra 

The Moon in Libra is conciliatory, cooperative and seeks balance and harmony.  Then she hits up the three planets in Capricorn:

Moon square Saturn:  No matter how you slice it, this spells “challenge” today.  We may be trying to get somewhere but the foot is on the brake and the gas pedal at the same time. People may be a little out of sorts and feeling irritable so take it easy, give people lots of leeway, and tomorrow is a better day.  It’s Friday anyways, so lighten up!

Moon square Venus:   Today is a day of conflicting desires and goals which act to slow down our forward progress – and you guessed it, frustration ensues!  Remember that this too shall pass and energy will restore itself soon.  AND it’s Friday anyways, so lighten up!!

Moon square Pluto:  What’s that saying??? You can’t beat a dead horse?  Literally, back off and don’t waste your efforts today because the energy just isn’t budging much.  Find the places where you can take action, and let the others go.  AND, it’s Friday anyways, so lighten up!

Mercury square Jupiter  – We have been on a wonderful, optimistic roll with Jupiter in Sagittarius, but Mercury squaring Jupiter may add some unexpected blocks on your path.  Since Mercury is in the shadow of its next retrograde, there can be little problems that pop up, seemingly out of nowhere, that slow you down.  Not to worry, just take your time in moving through anything – AND … this is a better day to re-evaluate, re-work, re-think than it is to be starting something new.  

Venus conjunct Pluto –  Today might be characterized by overwhelming passions, power struggles and over-the-top behaviors.  Venus in Capricorn is all business and she wants to get things done, and then she bumps into the Lord of the Underworld who would like nothing more than to show Venus the error of her ways. In our personal relationships, there may be powerful undercurrents that we need to work through – Desire, Anger, Vulnerability and more.  Breathe – and move through today as lightly as possible without reaction – and breathe again!

Saturday, February 23, 2019 

Today’s Moon moves out of Libra and into Scorpio early in the morning.  Before leaving the sign of Libra, the Moon will oppose Uranus at the karmic 29° of Aries and opposes Mars in early Taurus.  We may have a short burst of anger & irritation, but take care not to project that out onto the people in your lives.  This too shall pass!

Mercury sextile Pluto – Tuning in to the Force can be easier than you think — you might be doing it right now. We are sensing the “morphogenetic fields” where the stream of information and consciousness emanates from.  When you work in sure knowledge, it works through you. Thus, what you take for granted is your very support structure. Foundations laid now will have that subtle support that protects without any armor at all.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Moon in Scorpio flows nicely with Universal energies today.   She trines Neptune and sextiles both Saturn and Pluto.  Expect your intuition to be heightened, and your ability to get things done expanded.  Not a bad ending for the week at all!

Here’s wishing you all a stellar week!

Love, Janet


Your Thanksgiving Week Astrology Forecast

Astrology for the Week of November 19-25
Moon in Aries, Taurus, Gemini & Cancer
Mars square Jupiter
Sun into Sagittarius
Thanksgiving Full Moon in Gemini/Sagittarius
Neptune Direct
Sun conjunct Jupiter


We have a much smoother week ahead, with fewer major astrological transits happening!  And, as we in the USA are preparing to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we take the time to reflect on what we are grateful for and for the bounty we each have in our lives. I am grateful for you my readers, listeners and clients, and my wish for you all is Peace, Love, Joy and Prosperity!    


The Moon this week moves from Aries, to Taurus, Gemini, & Cancer, including a Thanksgiving Full Moon in Gemini, and we end the week with the Moon in nurturing Cancer.  


We begin the work week with the Moon in industrious, and action-oriented Aries.  Until later Tuesday afternoon we must watch for conflicts or confrontations, maybe even emotional outbursts as the Moon (emotions) in Aries is sometimes a bit volatile.  Since we are headed into a holiday week in the USA, get important work done while you have the Moon’s energy in a sign of action.  Wednesday and Thursday (Thanksgiving Day in the USA) the Moon is in Taurus favoring the comfort foods and family atmosphere of the holiday.  Taurus loves the sensual delights of the aromas, tastes and experience of the holiday.  Later in the evening Thursday, the Moon shifts into Gemini, and just 90 minutes later culminates in the Full Moon at 1 Gemini/Sagittarius, which of course also means that the Sun has made a move during the day Thursday into the sign of Sagittarius as well! We go into Black Friday and Saturday with the Moon in Gemini which makes for great shopping energy, but since Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, is retrograde be sure you’re getting what you paid for and not being misled into a deal that is not really that great.  I would also watch for false advertising, or errors in advertised prices as communication (and advertising is communication) can easily get skewed.  Late Saturday evening the Moon moves into homebody, nurturing Cancer and we end the weekend likely wanting to be in the comfort of our own homes.


Monday the planet Mars (action) and Jupiter (growth & expansion) meet up in a challenging square to one another.  We have the energy and initiative to begin new projects, but we are a bit impulsive today.  Try to be strategic in what actions you take toward your goals.  Choose your battles wisely today as we can inadvertently trigger other people with our words or actions or we can be the ones triggered by others.  With the Moon also in Mars ruled Aries today, we can easily be provoked into expressing emotions unwisely.  Be calm, cool and collected. 


sagittariusThe Sun moves into Sagittarius early Thursday morning, heading for his rendezvous with Jupiter at week’s end.  The Sun & Jupiter together in Sagittarius – Spectacular for luck, generosity, optimism and … over-doing everything! The Sun in Sagittarius stimulates our more adventurous sides and we want excitement and are more interested in seeking knowledge.  Yet too much of a good thing is still not a good thing, and with Jupiter in the mix (the natural ruler of Sagittarius) we can definitely be overly confident, optimistic and exuberant.  We need to learn the lesson of being moderate, proportional and keeping our lives & resources in perspective.  This is an excellent time for pursuing spiritual understanding and expanding your worldview.     


The highlight of the week, the Full Moon in Gemini, occurs on Thanksgiving night at 9:39 pm PT/12:39 am ET (11-23).  This Full Moon features a Sun coming up to conjunct Jupiter, the Moon opposing Jupiter, both the Sun & Moon in positive relationship to Destiny & Karma (the North Node & South Nodes), and a smooth flow of energy between the two luminaries and Chiron (the wounded healer).  We’re feeling quite generous, giving, and optimistic with this Full Moon, as if the troubles of the world or our lives are behind us.  Spurring this feeling is Jupiter fully in Sagittarius this week, and the Sun/Moon in Sagittarius as well.  While I find that this optimism is a great thing, it can push us into commitments of time, money and resources beyond what is sustainable for us, so we must exercise caution in our spending.  Mercury in retrograde during this early part of the holiday season also tells us a bit about being somewhat conservative.  And if that isn’t enough, Saturn & Pluto both in Capricorn, but silent in this Full Moon (meaning neither Saturn nor Pluto make any connection to the Sun or Moon at the Full Moon), also are much more supportive of conservation than giving in to super extravagance.  It’s like they are the silent watchers, hoping that we have learned our lessons but ready to remind us should we go too far!  (let’s give them enough rope to hang themselves they conspire together to say 🙂)  The lesson:  Be loving, generous and giving, but within reason!     


The Weekend 
Friday –  The Moon in Gemini all day helps drive our search for bargains and deals, but you want to be cautious … Gemini’s ruler Mercury is in retrograde right now and we can easily fall prey to deals that end up not being deals at all!  Today favors conversation and socializing.  Have a good time, enjoy people and the hustle & bustle of the holidays.  But … stay sane & in your right mind.   
Saturday   – The Moon is in Gemini until late this evening or early tomorrow morning for those of you on the East Coast.  Today Neptune changes directions from retrograde to direct.  All in all, today is similar in energy to Friday, but with Neptune changing directions we can feel confused and maybe a little ungrounded which can be disconcerting and disorienting.  If you are out and about today, make sure you stay aware of your environment, and keep your mind on what you are doing.  We may find it harder to tune in to our intuition right now, so use caution in making decisions today. 
Sunday – The Moon in Cancer today positively loves home and family and everything about nurturing!  It’s a great day to cook for your loved ones, spend time together doing something you love, or even just staying at home playing games! Today the Sun & Jupiter are exactly conjunct and that adds an energy of generosity and joviality to any activity today.  Today begins the new Sun-Jupiter cycle attention to what is opening up for you today.  Watch for signs in your environment, your dreams, or ideas/inspirations because it may hold the seeds of what is to come for you in the coming year.  Most of all just enjoy the day and each others company.     
Have a blessed week! 


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Full Moon & The Turning of the Seasons

The Full Moon time is a time where we bring things into completion.  Sometimes it isn’t completion so much as it is a revelation – of what has been out of sync in your life, of how you are sabotaging yourself, your relationships, your work – and now you have the option to re-align your energy and action steps.

Full Moon – September 24, 2018

7:53 pm PT /10:53 pm ET

2 Aries/Libra

Moon Musings:

The Full Moon comes just two days post the Equinox portal where we released Love energy – both physical and spiritual – into the world.  The Moon/Sun combination stands at the gateway of very relationship oriented energy and takes us to where Spirit meets the Body physical.

Through Human Design, we see the Moon at Gate 25 – Universal Love, while the Sun sits at Gate 46 – Love of the Physical.  The turning of the seasons brings us to new energy based in Love, and BEING the embodiment of Spirit in Physical form. 


The Full Moon time is a time where we bring things into completion.  Sometimes it isn’t completion so much as it is a revelation – of what has been out of sync in your life, of how you are sabotaging yourself, your relationships, your work – and now you have the option to re-align your energy and action steps.  Here are a few things to Release/Complete/Reveal during this moon:

  • Constriction & Worry – We must learn to be in acceptance of whatever it is that lies in front of us.  Perhaps an unseen “magic” is unfolding that just cannot see in the moment.  Acceptance allows for being in the moment, in the now.    
  • Seriousness – This is the literal killer energy on this planet.  We tend to become so serious about what is going on in our lives that we cannot connect to the beauty.  Literally this energy can take you away from enjoying the benefits of being here now in the physical Universe.  
  • Co-dependent relationships … people, food, money, work, beliefs


Here are some beneficial things to engage in during this Full Moon window:

  • Enjoy the sensual and engage all of your senses in loving the physical world – get a pedicure, go for a walk in the park or the forest, eat good food, light a wonderful smelling candle! 
  • Sense the connection between the Spirit/Soul You, and the Physical Being You
  • Find moments of peace & serenity.
  • Listen to your Intuition … there is opportunity for Luck & Magic now


  • Hang onto the past or wander into the future.  Be in the moment … in the Now.
  • Become so busy DOING that you miss the golden opportunity & luck inherent in the quiet of BEING

What Else?:

During the Full Moon time there are connections to both Saturn & Mars to the Moon herself.  We may experience a wandering sense of melancholy or perhaps a fleeting feeling of loneliness.  When Luna makes contacts with Saturn we are sometimes overly serious, luckily this moves through the field quickly!  Do your best to be positive.  

Passion YES … Defensiveness NO!  Mars and the Moon can do a lovely dance together, or they can be the source conflict and confrontation. Remember to be in the moment, and take a breath before you REACT!   

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Be Blessed!

Janet Hickox

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Full Moon of Truth – A Look at the Week Ahead

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“Our genius comes alive when we are willing to confront our shadows.”

Gene Keys, Richard Rudd; “Dare to be Divine”

The week ahead contains the end of a holiday weekend, the Full Moon, a Grand Water Trine, a Mystic Rectangle and Mercury’s move into Gemini.  Not a bad week ahead! There are some really beautiful energies and maybe a couple that are a little more challenging!  Let’s take a look …

We start the week with the Moon opposing Mercury, and a Void of Course Moon.  The Moon is VOC from 10:25 am PDT to 3:29 pm PDT today (May 28,2018).  By that time, the Moon has left Scorpio for Sagittarius and we are preparing for the Full Moon in Sagittarius on the 29th.  The Moon opposing Mercury may make for either deep discussions, from the heart & soul today, or difficulty in expressing the true meaning of your message.  I’m feeling that as I’m writing this morning because I have so much I want to say, but words defy me a bit 🙂  Just make sure that your words today are not filled with spite and anger or that Scorpion “sting” – wouldn’t want to end a delightful holiday weekend with unnecessary conflict or confrontation!

Tomorrow we enter the Full Moon window as the Moon & Sun do their monthly dance of opposition.  The Moon in Sagittarius pushing us to look deeper, to see the TRUTH, and the Sun in Gemini making it easy to do.  We will talk more about the Full Moon during tomorrow morning’s broadcast in the MetaCafe .

I shared the quote above from Gene Keys’ Richard Rudd in a video introduction of his “Dare to be Divine” series.  It is profoundly telling a TRUTH … that only by embracing and owning the shadow can we find the Truth of who we are.  But deeper than that, I see the Gene Keys with their arrangement of Shadow, Gift and Siddhi as DNA nesting dolls.  That is, encompassed in the shadow is the gift and the siddhi.  Richard basically says the same thing in this video:  Dare to be Divine

This is a nearly 40 min video, but is so worth the listen!  And, hey, the Moon is still in Scorpio at the time of this writing, so why not go deep into something?  🙂

The Full Moon brings illumination, revelation and aha’s or can bring us completion and a doorway to moving forward.  Perfect for our evolution right now!

One of the most striking features of this Full Moon is the Mystic Rectangle that it forms with the Sun, North Node and the South Node/Mars conjunction.  This is a highly spiritual formation and one that we want to be able to utilize as we forge our pathway forward toward living our destiny…remember last week?  We talked about this and how we get stuck in the “dream” and fail to move into manifesting our dreams?  What would you need to release in order to go from Fantasy state to a Manifesting state? Something good to consider for this Full Moon.

Later in the week we are supported by a Grand Water Trine.  The Planets Neptune in Pisces, Jupiter in Scorpio and Venus in Cancer, form a harmonious angle to one another allowing us a deeper experience of Love, Forgiveness, Nurturing & Emotional Connection.  This is very supportive energy that is in the background from May 28-June 5!  Enjoy 🙂  If you’re feeling sensitive, emotional, meditative – this forming Grand Water Trine might be the reason.  It favors spiritual musing, along with inner work.

Mercury, our favorite little messenger planet, moves into Gemini tomorrow, the sign it rules!  Be prepared for conversation, information, and motion!  We’ll now have both the Sun and Mercury in the sign of the Mind and that means curiosity, questions, and the hunt for answers, as well as social activity!  This is definitely one of my favorite times of the year – When both the Sun & Mercury are light, airy and out for some fun!  🙂

Alrighty  – thank you all for allowing me the day to write instead of talk, and I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning, 8:00 am PDT/11:00 am EDT at the MetaCafe for your Daily Astrology-Human Design-Oracle energy report!

Love & Blessings,


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The Emerging Power of the Moon: Intent and Allowing

This Full Moon (August 29, 2015 at 11:36 a.m. PDT at 6 Pisces/Virgo) is powerful! It is the first of 3 Supermoons and it is the prelude to a powerful Solar Eclipse with the next New Moon, giving us ample opportunity to let go, release, complete with old ways of being and/or thinking.

“Remember that Intent is not a cause and effect, stimulus-response mechanism. Intent sets up a field of probability in a world of Infinite Possibility. Whatever resonates with your Intent attracts to you if you Allow it. Create the Intent, put everything in order for something to happen, and then Allow for what is unpredictable to emerge.” ~ Dianne Collins from the book, “Do You QuantumThink:  New Thinking That Will Rock Your World.”

Tomorrow is the Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces and in a spectacular turn of events, both my astrology and Human Design became clear to me today. Interestingly, it is the full moon that is stimulating my awareness rather than the new moon.  It’s perfect though, as this Full Moon is at 6 Pisces right on top of my natal Chiron in the 8th House of Transformation opposing my Pluto/Moon conjunction in the 2nd House in Virgo.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Chiron, it is the planet that we associate with the Wounded Healer archetype.  Since a Full Moon brings things to completion, I feel like my Piscean wound is healed and it’s time to share my wisdom about this with the world. If you’re not as familiar with Astrology, these aspects in my own chart are being echoed in yours as well – maybe not exactly – but certainly with the same potential to create openings and “aha’s.”

My transformation began this morning with a pencil!  Seriously!  I was reading Dianne Collin’s book, “Do You QuantumThink” in preparation for a coaching client.  We were getting ready to discuss the chapter on Allowing so I was re-reading the chapter.  I was hitting on some juicy information and I thought, “I wish I had a mechanical pencil.  I’m going to call my husband and have him buy me one tonight on the way home from work.”  I really wanted to underline and make notes in the margin of the book, but sometimes my highlighters bleed through the page and I didn’t want that to happen.  I don’t like regular pencils – the scratching sound they make on paper drives me crazy! But, mechanical pencils don’t make that sound ( I know what you’re thinking….OCD much? )  I got up to get a pen, and right there in my pen cup was a mechanical pencil!  With lead and an eraser even!  That’s when the “Aha” about Intent & Allowing really sunk in for me.

In that moment, I was living in full confidence that a mechanical pencil was in my future!  I wasn’t questioning the why, the how, the when; in fact I wasn’t even looking for one anymore.  I was just in certainty that it was coming.  I assumed that my husband (once I asked him, and at this point I hadn’t talked to him yet) would be the vehicle of the pencil’s manifestation, but I was open to how ever it showed up.  From that openness, the pencil magically appeared not more than 3 feet from where I was sitting.  Now – I know what you’re thinking… a pencil is easy.  But, you would be missing the point entirely.  The point is that we often miss the most obvious of magical ways things could come to us because we’re so focused on how we think it should come, or when it should come, or why it should come only in the way we think it should come.  Sound familiar?  What I realized in that moment the pencil appeared is that I was living in a field of Intent, rather than living from an intention, which created the space for magic to happen.

This led me to the next realization . . .

Every month I teach classes on the New Moon as it is a time of setting intentions and connecting with the potential of creating something new, a new direction, a new way of being, a new relationship, etc.  We chart the New Moon’s potential through the lens of the personal astrology chart.  Lately, as I was preparing these classes, I kept thinking that there had to be something more, something I was missing in the transmitting of this vital information.  The personal chart, while important in determining the “where” in the persons life new beginnings can happen, was not answering the question, “how do I create and manifest with Intent?”  Further, was the realization that I was personally looking for a deeper resonance with how we create in this reality of ours, and the relative importance of the Moon in Manifesting via Intent & Allowing.  I guess my subconscious mind has been working on this one for me and the pencil experience was just the catalyst for a new way of being, and now, a new way of teaching/facilitating the classes on the New Moon is dawning. Mastering what Dianne Collins calls “distinctions” of which Intent and Allowing are two of the 21+1 of them, will be a part of how I move forward in teaching this class.  It’s time to give the Moon her full power in connecting us to our inner wisdom!  You will be hearing more from me on this subject in the very near future.

Now on to the Full Moon . . .

This Full Moon (August 29, 2015 at 11:36 a.m. PDT at 6 Pisces/Virgo) is powerful!  It is the first of 3 Supermoons and it is the prelude to a powerful Solar Eclipse with the next New Moon, giving us ample opportunity to let go, release, complete with old ways of being and/or thinking.  If you have felt like your life has not been working out, then this full moon has the juice to help you let go of old subconscious “stuff” and to open yourself to what could be.  The Sun will be in Virgo conjunct Jupiter – already a potent combination that allows for a new cycle of growth and expansion, and the Moon in Pisces is conjunct Neptune Retrograde, a very spiritual and intuitive combination.  The Moon/Neptune gives us an “in” to the spiritual/soul dimension.  I believe that we can really connect then with the possibility of getting past our “old paradigm thinking” and engage with the higher Truth our Souls hold space for us to connect with.  The energy here is exciting, hopeful, enthusiastic, courageous and fills me with the awe-inspiring potential of a “New Way of Thinking That Will Rock the World!”  (Dianne Collins, from the title of her book, “Do You QuantumThink:  New Thinking That Will Rock Your World.”)

Take away message from all of this, “You’ve got what you need right in front of you, just reach out and take it!” ~ from a conversation with a friend

For those of you who don’t know who Dianne Collins is or haven’t read her book, please go to my website:  www.living-astrology.com/dianne-collins.html.  You’ll find a recent interview that I did with Dianne, and find out more about the book.

Have a Great Full Moon 🙂

Janet Hickox

February Astrology

Love is in the air in February! So what better time is there to look at the two planets involved in Love and Romance – Venus and Mars? Venus is the feminine aspect and represents love, beauty and harmony, while Mars as the masculine aspect represents the more physical, sexual experience of love. Both planets begin the month of February in the Neptune ruled sign of Pisces, setting up a cozy, loving and emotional Valentine’s Day.


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 Aquarius (1/20 to 2/19) & Pisces (2/20 to 3/19)

February is the 2nd month in an 8 Universal year making it a 1 month (2+2015=10/1) of Beginnings, Newness & Potential.

Love is in the air in February!  So what better time is there to look at the two planets involved in Love and Romance – Venus and Mars?  Venus is the feminine aspect and represents love, beauty and harmony, while Mars as the masculine aspect represents the more physical, sexual experience of love.  Both planets begin the month of February in the Neptune ruled sign of Pisces, setting up a cozy, loving and emotional Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is probably not the highlight of the month, however.  The moon, representing our emotions, will be in ever practical Capricorn – not really a romantic placement.  Mercury (planet of communication) will have just come out of retrograde motion.  Still in its shadow period, communication may be an issue.  Words come out wrong, feelings may be a little hurt, and the energies may yet be a little star-crossed.

However, there is an undercurrent of potential, that even in the face of tied tongues and missteps, has people holding on for something more…and that something more comes on February 20 when Mars and Venus, within hours of each other, move into spicy and fiery Aries, which is a sign ruled by Mars.  Let the sparks fly! You might want to consider holding your Valentine’s date night, one week late!

February represents the 1 month of new beginnings in the 8 Universal year of abundance and balance.  Perhaps this would be a good month to take a critical look at your financial situation.  Plan for the future, and put away some money for what might be a rocky second half economically in 2015.  Venus in her more mundane costume, rules money as well, and Mars rules action.  Using your intuition, take action to position yourself for the long-term as it relates to your money and finances – BUT – No Fear!

The Moon Cycle this Month:

The Full Snow Moon is February 3 at 15° Aquarius-Leo at 3:09 pm Pacific time.  Remember that the full moon is a time when the Sun and Moon are in opposition to each other, and it tends to bring things to completion or into their fullness.

Meaning of the Sun (15 Aquarius) during this full moon:  This placement is really interesting in our 8 year of Abundance and Balance as it is about the satisfaction inherent in balance – masculine/feminine, left brain/right brain, yin/yang.

Meaning of the Moon (15 Leo) during this time:  Strut your stuff!  You have all you need to bring your unique self out into the world.

The New Moon occurs on February 18 at 0°Pisces at 3:47 pm Pacific time.  The New Moon is a time when the Sun and Moon are in a conjunction (at the same degree of the same sign) and shows us the direction where new things may begin.

Meaning of the Sun-Moon at this time:  Group spiritual unity.  Seeing the larger picture of the collective.

February through the Signs

This month I will be focusing on Love & Romance for each sign as seen through the two planets involved – Venus and Mars.

Remember to read the information for your Sun sign, Moon sign and Rising Sign to get a better idea of what is coming up for you. If you do not know your Moon and Rising sign, ask your astrologer or go to my website (address at the end of this article) and request your information.

Aries – March 20 to April 19

This is a great month for you Aries.  Venus, Mars and Uranus all in your 1st House of Self – an awesome recipe for a new you!  You have already been under the revolutionary energies of Uranus in your natal sign, and now you have the potential for that new self to emerge and merge into your relationships.  Love and romance should be on your terms now – don’t be afraid to ask for and receive what YOU desire!

Taurus – April 20 to May 20

Are you harboring some kind of blocks or limitations when it comes to expressing love and romance in your life?  It’s time for you to enter fully and passionately into love – Taureans are in love with love after all.  Venus, your ruling planet, is in hot connection to Mars here – you want to engage.  Start with something easy – roses, candles, and then move into more exciting territory.  Don’t be afraid to tell your partner what you want.

Gemini – May 21 to June 20

Gemini, your social world is abuzz with love and romance potential.  If you are not already in a committed relationship, then February is going to be a fun-filled month of dates and romantic interludes.  For those of you Gemini’s in committed relationships, then your love life is sizzling with opportunities to love and be loved.  Let your imagination run wild and set yourself free to express love on your terms!

Cancer – June 21 to July 22

Is there an office romance blossoming dear Cancer?  If so, then this is going to be the month for it to be launched into full expression!  There is just too much electricity going on between you to keep this under wraps for much longer.  Security conscious Cancer, let your guard down and enjoy the momentum.  Don’t be afraid to claim what you desire for yourself when it comes to love and sex.

Leo – July 23 to August 22

Love and romance take on a spiritual dimension for you Leo.  It’s as if you and your partner are out in the ethers and neither of you wants to come down!  Enjoy the rush and the complete involvement between you.  Let heaven and Earth join together in what could be the beginning of something deeper.  Lions love to be the center of attention, and it seems dear Leo, that your lover(s) want you there too!  Delightful!

Virgo – August 23 to September 22

The word Virgin (the symbol of your sign, Virgo) originally meant a woman who was free to express her sexuality, independence and strength.  I believe this is a good time for you to remember this word’s origin, Virgo as your Mars/Venus energy is in the 8th House of Sexual expression this month. If your sex life has been PG-rated, then it’s time to spice things up and move the rating up to at least an R!  Release yourself from the constraints you normally have – Love it up!

Libra – September 23 to October 22

Love and romance moves into the relationship house for you Libra.  Is it possible that you single Libra’s are ready to take things to the next level?  It would seem so. For those of you Libra’s in relationships already, things seem to be going in the marriage direction.  There is also the possibility for Libra’s caught in a relationship that is going nowhere, you will choose to break it off and opt for something more akin to your desires.

Scorpio – October 23 to November 21

Always intense in love and romance, this month is no different for you Scorpio.  It feels like there is the possibility that it’s time to take a romance to the next level for you.  Maybe you have been hesitant to move forward into deeper territory, and now it is at the top of your “to-do” list.  Don’t be afraid to try new ways of being in your relationships either, because that may be the difference in moving on or moving deeper.

Sagittarius – November 22 to December 20

Love and romance are hot button topics for you this month Sagittarius.  Saturn has moved into your natal sign, creating opportunities for freedom.  Now, with Mars and Venus in Aries (a fellow fire sign), it is full speed ahead.  Yours is the path to creating a joyful joining between partners.  Emerging out of the shadows, be expressive, demonstrative, and playful with your lovers, and welcome the ecstasy that comes from this kind of connection.

Capricorn – December 21 to January 20

This is a great time for you Capricorns to stay at home and get cozy with your loved one.  Get caught up in the enjoyment of love, romance and companionship.  There is plenty of time to get back to the work of the world next month dear Capricorn.  For now, relax and play a little.  Maybe it’s a great time for a little winter getaway with the one you love?  Head for the mountains, the beach, or the cabin tucked away from it all.

Aquarius – January 21 to February 19

Love and romance for you, dear Aquarius, includes interesting and stimulating conversations – a meeting of minds so to speak.  It’s more than a physical or romantic connection for you this month.  You want to be able to meet your love on all the realms – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  Perhaps trips to museums, concerts, lectures or art galleries can trigger the connection you are looking for. Then, let the sizzle begin!  Mind, body, soul is the way to go.

Pisces – February 20 to March 20

Emotional energy meets up with Earthly pleasures for you this month, Pisces.  Mars and Venus want physical sensuality, while your escapist side wants what is unknowable – pure bliss!  I believe that you can have both this month!  Combine all the senses with emotional sharing to create that romantic, loving atmosphere that you want to share with your partner.  This may set the stage for more close encounters in the future!


#3 blueJanet Hickox is an Intuitive Astrologer, Human Design Coach, and Host of Living Astrology Radio on the EmpowerYOU Radio Network and TV Show Host on the Conscious Consumer Network.  She specializes in readings that empower individuals to live their authentic lives.  Request a free Human Design chart by going to her website at www.living-astrology.com.  She can be reached at 360-399-1122.