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.




Astrology for 2019: How to Navigate Through & Thrive in the Year Ahead

Astrology for the Year.pngAstrology for 2019 – What to Expect & How To Navigate the Year Ahead

Zoom Webinar – $25

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 

4:00 pm PT/7 pm ET

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an idea going into the New Year on what to expect from an astrological point of view, and how to best use the energies of the year to your advantage?  I have just the webinar for you!

I’m going to break down month-by-month the most important transits, planetary changes, eclipses and more during this webinar.

And, as a Free gift for purchasing your seat at the webinar, I am giving each of you a 12-month Transit Report filled with the days that are most important to you personally for the year ahead!

Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn & Pluto coming closer and closer to conjunction, Uranus in Taurus, and Eclipses across Cancer & Capricorn are just a few of the major transit occurring this coming year.  You will definitely want to know what to watch out for, when to take action in your finances, relationships, careers and more!

Here’s how to participate:

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The webinar is being recorded so if you join the webinar late or cannot make it to the Live event, you can still gain access with your purchase. 

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Astrology-Human Design Nov 5-11, 2018

Week of November 5-11, 2018 


Highlights for this Week: 

Moon in Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn
Uranus Rx into Aries
New Moon in Scorpio
Jupiter into Sagittarius
Venus rx Trine Mars
Sun sextile Pluto
+Election Day
+Veteran’s Day
Wow what a list of astrological events characterize the upcoming week!  Add to that Election Day in the USA, and this first full week in November promises to be very active!
We begin the week on Monday with the Moon in Diplomatic, Political and Relationship oriented Libra until early Tuesday (Election Day in the USA) morning.  It’s too bad that the Moon cannot stay there for the entire day as it would likely make for more harmony!  But, on Tuesday morning 5:02 am PST/8:02 am EST, the Moon moves into Scorpio and the S*#! gets deep, passion-filled and intense!  Add to that Uranus in retrograde moving backward into revolutionary Aries and it feels like this would be a great day to turn off the TV, your Phone, Social Media and just pretend that we are in an ideal world of Love & Joy, as likely the news is going to be going back and forth with rhetoric from candidates, news anchors reporting on events, and political pundits spinning stories & justifications.  UGH! 
One more thing to note, the Moon in Scorpio is transformative, and as such, we are likely going to see the political landscape changed when we wake up to the New Moon in Scorpio on Wednesday.  New beginnings, a fresh start, hope & optimism for a future less divisive and polarizing?  It is certainly possible, and I feel like Jupiter’s move into Sagittarius on Thursday will fuel some optimism and hope for the future.  It is going to be up to each and every one of us to heal the division within us in order to see that reflected to us in the outer world.  We can and must engage kinder, gentler and more loving energy with one another!  Now is the time!
Let’s get comfortable with Sagittarius energy as it is with us for awhile now.  Jupiter moves into Sag Thursday morning at 4:36 am PST for a 1 year stay, followed by the Moon’s move into Sagittarius just 7 hours later.  The Moon nurtures and feeds our souls emotionally and reminds us of what is being reflected to us.  As Luna greets Jupiter, we may feel emotionally raw or at the other end emotionally exhilarated.  Just remember to take care of yourself and be kind to everyone you meet today as we try on this new energy of Largess, Generosity and Growth.  No need for self-righteous zealotry … can’t we all just grow up and get along?? Jup in Sag
We go into the weekend with the Moon in Sagittarius until Saturday evening.  As the Moon sets the emotional tone for the day based on the sign it is in, then we can expect the ending of the week and Saturday to be good for getting outdoors, putting your restless energy into motion and enjoying freedom!  Of the two days this weekend, Saturday is the one to play & enjoy.  Things get more serious Saturday evening and on Sunday when the Moon moves into Capricorn.  Finish the weekend by doing the things you have procrastinated on doing – you’ll feel so much better and feel accomplished when you see the results of your taking the initiative to get things done!  Since this is Veteran’s Day, it is also a good day for somber remembrance, and for recognizing those who have served their country well.  Acknowledge a Vet, give them a pat on the back, or a huge Thank you for your Service!  That would be a nice way to end the week! 
Blessings to all,

The Multiple Layers of October’s Astrology – Part 1

The month of October is upon us and there are so many layers to what is going on for us, that what started as a one-part post is now three.

October 2018 is upon us!  Can you believe it?  2018 is passing quickly, and we come to what is likely the most important month of the entire year.  Why, you ask? – 1) because the power of the Venus cycle now entering retrograde, and 2) the power she has while in that phase and during her inferior conjunction with the Sun, to crash governments and leaders of those governments, and 3) because the dance of Divine Feminine & the Divine Masculine is reaching crescendo and is setting the stage for what is to come for us on an evolutionary scale, and 4) because Venus in Human Design is transiting over the gates of the Spleen triggering our shadows and bringing fear to the surface … Need I say more?

When I sat down to write this post, I thought I was writing a piece about October’s astrological transits, but now as it turns out, this is a 3-part (at least) piece on the dynamics of what Venus is bringing to us, and we’re going to look at this through Astrology, Venus in the mythology of the Maya, and through Human Design & Gene Keys.

So, first the Astrology:  

October is ruled by the planet Venus, as the sign for most of the month is Libra.  After the 23rd of the month, we are in Scorpio and Mars & Pluto rule.  Venus, aside from representing the Divine Feminine, also rules our Money, our Values & our Relationships.  So what is going on with Venus is of the most utmost importance to us this month, and she is about to enter her Retrograde phase, which also means she is getting ready to flip from being the evening star, to the morning star!  A huge change that in past ages has triggered major changes in leadership and governments.

Let’s break this down:

The entire play begins on September 30, 2018 when Pluto moves from his retrograde phase to forward motion.  Pluto in retrograde had us contemplating the role of power vs. powerlessness in our lives, as well as issues around control.  While in retrograde, of course, we were entertaining an internal dialogue about how to transform these energies in our lives.

On the outer world stage this was happening as well.  We can very easily see the themes of power and control playing out between the divine Feminine & Masculine, and as Pluto is a planet that affects the evolution of the collective of humanity and not just us as individuals, what goes on with this little planet is of vast importance to us on an evolutionary scale.  Pluto moving forward then, opens a new pathway to the balance of power in our outer world, and shifts the collective in a new direction.

Enter Venus …

Venus retrogrades from October 5 – November 16, 2018 from 10 Scorpio backward to 25 Libra.  She begins the retrograde in Mars/Pluto territory, moves backward into her own Libra territory on Halloween. What we are looking at in terms of astronomy, is Sun catching up with Venus creating an Inferior Conjunction (Sun-Venus conjunction) on October 26, and then a shift of Venus to the morning star phase of her travels as she moves backward into Libra on Halloween.

Venus entered the Rx Zone, 25 Libra, (the area she would be in during the retrograde phase) on September 2, 2018.  That means if we were observing what was going in the world around us during this time, we would be able to see what parts of our lives we would be really focused in on during the actual retrograde.  Remember that Venus in Libra rules our relationships, and Venus in general rules our Values & our Money.

A planet in retrograde calls change to us on the internal planes – for example, if you were noticing money challenges in your outer world before the retrograde, what would be required of you during the retrograde would be to look inward for the cause and solution.  When the planet returns to forward motion (in November), you would see the inner shifts you made during the retrograde in your outer world.

A chart drawn up for the moment that Venus turns retrograde, shows us the energy dynamics at play for the retrograde cycle.  And they are very telling indeed!

Venus Rx


  • Venus squares Mars, exact on Oct. 10, but building now until then – We enter the retrograde with Venus and Mars challenging one another.  Love & Lust & Sexual misconduct, a twisting of our collective values, and the relationship between the Divine Feminine & the Divine Masculine are all hallmarks of this configuration.  Does any of this sound familiar?  It’s been on the TV, in the news, social media and splashed across the politics of our country!  Fundamentally this represents something much bigger and deeper in our collective realities – a shift to empower the Feminine, to bring her back to balance and harmony with the divine Masculine.  BUT … before that happens, the divine Masculine must contract backwards to his own rightful place – thus the dynamic now of confrontation and the blow-back against the white, male patriarchy.
  • Venus Rx square Black Moon Lilith – The Black Moon Lilith represents the shadow, and as she is traveling with Mars in Aquarius, the shadow is about Power vs. Powerlessness.  The BML (Black Moon Lilith) exposes the FEAR inherent in the shadow and with Venus it is about the Divine Feminine’s hesitance to claim her power.
  • Messenger planet Mercury conjuncts Venus on October 15 –  What message will Mercury whisper in Venus’ ear as they form their conjunction in Scorpio?  A call for the feminine to unite?  Likely Mercury issues the rallying cry for the deeper connection to the evolution we are in the midst of – a rallying cry for the Divine Feminine to come together in the creation of the new template for the interaction of and the return to balance of the Feminine/Masculine in the world.  It is not a message of the feminine trashing the masculine, but of empowering herself to stand in the glory of her true power.  Because the initial transit in the retrograde was a Mars-Venus square however, the message may be one of anger and passion, a conflict born out of centuries of the downtrodden feminine rising up for expression.
  • Venus sextile Saturn on October 24 – Venus, as a representation of the Divine Feminine, seeks consensus building when she meets up with traditional and patriarchal Saturn.  The way forward is shown here when both poles recognize their own brilliance, strengths, and share in bringing balance.  Unfortunately, the Patriarchy may be full of bluster and feel like an injustice is being done to them causing them to backlash against the rising tide of the Feminine in her glory.  The other option for them is to read the handwriting on the wall, and play to their strengths – which are in supporting the values that the feminine puts into play.
  • Venus conjunct the Sun (also known as the Inferior Conjunction of Venus) on October 26 – Signals the end of the Venus cycle as the Evening Star, and the beginning of a new cycle.  What sign Venus is in at this time shows us the character of the new cycle, and the new cycle begins in feminine, passionate, intense Scorpio.  Within a couple of days, in fact on Halloween, Venus will begin her reign as the morning star.
  • Venus Rx Opposition Uranus, Morning Star, Rx Back to Libra – expect the unexpected – in your relationships or in your money.  Venus in retrograde as it relates to money, may see a pull back in the stock market or in the 3rd quarter stats coming out by corporations.  Uranus in Taurus, ruled by Venus, indicates to me that we’re looking at a financial hit of some sort.  Coupled with Venus Rx, and Venus’ change to the morning star may be indicating the fall of leaders/governments or big changes in the values of the world.  There might also be something unexpected in love and relationships as well … not necessarily negative either.  Love & romance where you didn’t expect it ? – Priceless 🙂

Mercury also has an important role to play in the month of October as he moves into the sign of Scorpio on October 9 and joins Venus in retrograde on October 15.  Mercury also catches up to Jupiter as he is winding down his transit through Scorpio for 2018.  The little messenger planet delivers his final messages to Jupiter before entering Sagittarius on October 30.

Mercury then begins to lay down the energies in Sagittarius that Jupiter will eventually pick up when he moves into the sign of the Archer for the first time in 12 years in November.

As I indicated in the opening paragraphs, there is much more to tell about the month of October.  Watch for Part 2 –  Venus and the Myth of Quetzlcoatl.


LIVE by Human Design – September Energy Report

I hope you’re all ready for a rockin’ and rollin’ September as there is so much going on this month that it feels overwhelming to write about it!

Let’s get started …

LIVE by Human Design & Living Astrology

September Energy Report


I hope you’re all ready for a rockin’ and rollin’ September as there is so much going on this month that it feels overwhelming to write about it!

Let’s get the big things out of the way first.  We enter into September with Mercury having moved retrograde in Virgo on August 30 and a Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 1. The Sun-Moon combo are at 9 Virgo, while Mercury moved Rx at 29 Virgo.  Mediating both ends of the sign and making this an opportunity for growth is Jupiter at 28 Virgo.  It’s almost as if we have bookends!  The net effect of this is to make sure we have learned and continue to develop our Virgo lessons surrounding wholeness, health, practical forward action and connectedness! 

From a Human Design perspective, the Sun/Moon will be at Gate 40-Lonliness during the eclipse with Earth at Gate 37-Friendship and Jupiter/Mercury/Venus will be at Gate 46 – Love of the Body.  These energies together remind us to create or join community by getting ourselves out into the world to share our gifts and talents.  Even the Hermits out there will appreciate the forming of bonds that boost themselves and others in healthy ways. 

The second event for September (and maybe the biggest!) is the Lunar Eclipse on September 16.  I’ve learned 3 major types of Astrology and all three of them show a very energetic day for the 16th!!

Western Astrology – the Lunar eclipse occurs at 24 Pisces/Virgo (Sun in Virgo, Moon in Pisces) forming a T-Square with Mars at the point.  This adds up to high energy, dynamic change and an element of volatility.

Human Design – the Sun at 6 – Friction and the Moon/Earth at Gate 36-Crisis, pretty much sums up the potential energy of conflict during this time.  Anytime that Gate 6 shows up we have Impact, jarring our senses and making us take notice.  Crisis can be born out of boredom and restlessness causing us to do things we wouldn’t normally do.

Mayan Astrology – the Mayan system has built in “Burner Days” that they used as a way to release tension and the build-up of strain within the society.  On the Burner Days there would be activities that brought the tribe together and released the pent up pressure.  (The example of Super Bowl in our society comes to mind…)  Because we have no organized way in today’s society to relieve the stresses, big events tend to happen that serve to bring us together – almost as if on an unconscious level we know that we must open the relief valve, but nothing is available on the conscious level for us to do it. 

So it appears that all three systems of Astrology point to the potential for September 16 (or there about) to be a potentially impactful experience for us.  This is not about FEAR, but being AWARE of your surroundings, the choices you are making in any given moment, and realizing that there will be others who are not as conscious as you and they may be on an edge.  Seek PEACE, use COMPASSION, create from LOVE and we can minimize the negative impacts of this energy. 

The rest of the month seems tame by comparison – as we move beyond the Lunar Eclipse we find ourselves once again in the energy of Sun at Gate 46 – Love of the Body and Earth at Gate 25 – Love of Spirit.  Gate 25 energy is loving, sweet and healing! We will so need it! 

Venus will be sitting at Gate 50 encouraging us to nurture both ourselves and others – in a balanced way!

The last week of September we find ourselves in the energy of Opinions and Criticism – “Judge not, lest you be judged” is a great mantra for us during this week.  Worse yet are the harsh criticisms you may put upon yourself.  Remember kind words toward self and others can go a long way. 

Look for the weekly LIVE by Human Design updates for more specifics of each week.    

Keynotes for September: 

  • Mindset – take care of what you are thinking and remember not to identify with your thoughts! DO NOT make any decisions from your head.  If you need to know what your Authority is (your decision-making tool) go to my website at living-astrology and request your FREE Human Design chart!
  • Take care of yourself, especially if you are someone who tends to over nurture others and leave yourself out!  Compassion, love and nurturing are two-way streets!
  • Get into your body!!! Love your body as it is the vehicle for your Spirit… how you think about your body is as important as what you do for your body
  • Mercury Rx is in the Gate 47 (Mindset)/Gate 64 (Confusion) for most of the month so it is imperative that you KNOW yourself, get out of your head, and wait for MAGIC to happen.

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. 

Happy New Year! Astrology for January 2015

Welcome to 2015, an 8 universal year of Abundance, Power and Balance! The energy of 8 is very upbeat and optimistic, as well as ambitious. Very likely we are going to hear a variety of economic news – highs and lows. As well, the voice for balance between the haves and the have-nots gets louder.



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 Capricorn (12/21 to 1/20) and Aquarius (1/20 to 2/19)

January is a 1 month in an 8 Universal year making January a 9 month (1+2015=9) of Completions, Higher Awareness and Creativity.

Welcome to 2015, an 8 universal year of Abundance, Power and Balance!  The energy of 8 is very upbeat and optimistic, as well as ambitious.  Very likely we are going to hear a variety of economic news – highs and lows.  As well, the voice for balance between the haves and the have-nots gets louder.

We begin the year in the shadow of Mercury going retrograde (I can hear the groans)!  The retrograde actually begins January 21, 2015, putting us in the shadow from January 4th.  It is usually in the shadow that things really begin to go wonky, so watch out for communication glitches, travel issues, and the inevitable misunderstandings!  Mercury moves back to direct motion on February 4, 2015.

This Mercury Rx (retrograde) is in the sign of Aquarius, from 14° back to 1°, making this the first time in a while that Mercury’s retrograde has stayed in the same sign for the full cycle.  Last year’s retrogrades started in Water and went backward into Air, and for 2015, all the retrograde cycles of Mercury will be in Air Signs.  Air is the realm of the mind and thought, so when Mercury retrogrades in these signs our thinking processes are effected.  Rational may turn to irrational, logical to illogical and the normal ability to communicate with clarity can become difficult.

Aquarius rules groups and friends that we associate with, and I suspect that the retrograde will primarily affect us in the group dynamic.  Can you imagine the difficulty that the new Congress will encounter this year?  Factional, fractional and quirky – and we thought it would be better?

There is a purpose to Mercury in retrograde though, and that is, when used properly, retrogrades give us an opportunity to go within and re-evaluate, re-think, and reflect.  When the retrograde is over, then the time for action returns.  The opportunities for us while Mercury is retrograde in Aquarius are about aligning ourselves with like-minded people and groups, allowing ourselves to see how we can be free of limited thinking, looking at things in a new way or with a new perspective, and maintaining an almost aloof demeanor in the face of emotional challenges.


The Moon Cycle this Month:

The Full Wolf Moon is January 4 at 14° Capricorn-Cancer at 8:53 pm Pacific time.  Remember that the full moon is a time when the Sun and Moon are in opposition to each other.

Meaning of the Sun (14 Capricorn) during this full moon:  Focusing our energy on the care of the children who will inherit the Earth.  Here is a reminder that we have a responsibility to leave a world behind that our children can thrive in.

Meaning of the Moon (14 Cancer) during this time:  The material world and the spiritual world come together in abundance and plenty for all.

The New Moon occurs on January 20 at 0°Aquarius at 5:15 am 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).

Meaning of the Sun-Moon at this time:  Bringing ideals into concrete form.

January through the Signs

This month I will be focusing on what Mercury retrograde in Aquarius will bring for each sign.

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

Dream, dream, dream Aries.  That is what this month’s Mercury retrograde brings up for you.  Since this is not a great time for external action on your part, take the time to re-vision your goals, dreams and aspirations!  Spend some time letting inspiration guide you into the infinite possibilities of what 2015 can be for you.  I know this may be difficult for you action-oriented Aries, but trust me, the benefits of dreaming vs. doing right now are huge.  Take care in communication with friends and associates during this time as well – Mercury retrograde is notorious for misunderstandings.

Taurus – April 20 to May 20

For you Taurus, Mercury retrograde gives you some time to reconsider your career or professional path. Have you been resisting changes to your career or resisting doing what you know you must do in order to claim your real authority in the world?  Now would be a great time to make the plan for change in this area of your life.  Don’t take action yet, but certainly take a deeper look at where you are now and where you would really love to be.  Watch for communication breakdowns as it relates to contracts and such that effect your profession.

Gemini – May 21 to June 20

Time for the usually superficial Gemini mind to take a deeper look at the meaning behind what has been going on in their life.  Mercury is your planetary ruler, and because of that, Mercury retrogrades have a greater effect upon you.  I believe it’s time for you to position yourself in a bigger way in the world, Gemini.  That means that you may have to spend time looking at ways you have been playing small.  Who would you benefit by aligning yourself with?  Consider building a team to broaden your reach.

Cancer – June 21 to July 22

Mercury will be in your 8th House of Sex, Death-Rebirth and Shared Resources. The planet Uranus rules the house that your Mercury retrograde is occurring in. That means, expect the unexpected concerning finances.  Perhaps you forgot to pay a bill, or there is a repair needed on the car, or even better an unexpected windfall of cash coming your way.  Whatever it is Cancer it is hard to predict how this will play out, as powerful planet Pluto is involved in this for you.  My guess is that in the end, the experience will be of a transformative and empowering nature.

Leo – July 23 to August 22

Mercury is retrograde in your Relationship house Leo.  This gives you an awesome opportunity to re-evaluate who is in your life and whether it is better for you to continue with the relationship or to move on.  Are you associating with the people that support your growth and are like-minded?  Remember to communicate with love in your closest relationships this month as misunderstandings and miscommunication here will affect your marriage or partnerships.   Aquarius is your mirror image Leo, as are your relationships.  What do you see?

Virgo – August 23 to September 22

Mercury will retrograde in your 6th House of Work, Service and Health.  If you have been thinking about doing humanitarian work Virgo, now is the time to start researching what your options are.  Aquarius embodies World Service, and Virgo’s love to be of help or service to people in need.  Surely this is a match made in heaven for you!  Just be careful about the timing of your joining into something as Mercury is retrograde until February 4!

Libra – September 23 to October 22

Mercury goes retrograde in your 5th House of Love, Romance & Creativity, so there is the possibility of misunderstandings between you and a loved one.  Libra you are always trying to make things right for everyone, and sometimes – like when Mercury is retrograde – it is impossible to make everyone happy.  So, make yourself happy!  Do something fun and enjoyable and completely out of the realm of normal for yourself!  Treat yourself to a New Year’s gift!

Scorpio – October 23 to November 21

Scorpio, this Mercury retrograde occurs in your 4th House of Home, Family and Foundations, and because Aquarius the sign is square (challenging) to your sign things could be a bit irritating for you.  Perhaps there are squabbles and conflicts going on between family members and you get caught up in the frenzy.  Just remember to keep your cool – peace and tranquility begin within.  Life is easing up as Saturn has moved out of your sign into neighboring Sagittarius.

Sagittarius – November 22 to December 20

Dear Sagittarius, your usual blunt remarks that some people find endearing in you, could become your worst faux pas’ this month with Mercury retrograde in your 3rd House of Communication and The Mind.  There are opportunities for you during this coming month, as well, to use the power of words and your arrow of truth, to empower people – including yourself.  Maybe just take a moment before you blurt out anything to your friends and associates.  Censor yourself, just for this month.

Capricorn – December 21 to January 20

Mercury retrograde falls in your 2nd House of Earned Income, Resources, and Self-Worth.  Capricorn, with your ruling planet (Saturn) now in Sagittarius, the search is on for you to express your True, Authentic Self in the world.  With Mercury retrograde here you may be revisiting old self-worth or self-confidence issues.  The trick is to look deeper within you to the TRUTH of who you really are!  Don’t be concerned if opportunities that you thought were a lock get delayed.  It is just the retrograde and things will come back around.

Aquarius – January 21 to February 19

Aquarius, you are used to being different and marching to the beat of your own drummer, but you can get stuck in some areas of your life.  Aquarius is a “fixed” sign and Mercury retrograde in your 1st House of the Self is putting pressure on you to change, as it is a “mutable” planet.  Don’t be afraid to take a deep look at yourself this month and see where you have become locked in to some pattern, way of looking or being, and release yourself, allow change for yourself, be free!

Pisces – February 20 to March 20

This could be quite the interesting month for you Pisces!  Mercury is in your 12th House of the Hidden Subconscious Mind, Self-Sabotage and Fears.  The 12th House is the natural domain for Pisces, so you’re no stranger to the “monsters” that come up from the deepness of your psyche.  The difference this month is that you have a superb opportunity to see the obstacles in your life in a new way, in an empowering way, in a way that allows you to finally “Let Go, Let God”- surrendering to the bigger truth that lies just under the surface.

#3 blueJanet Hickox is an Astrologer, Human Design Coach, and Host of Living Astrology radio on the EmpowerYOU Radio 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. 

Astrology for December 2014

Wow! What a way to set the stage for 2015! I love checking into the numerology of months and years to see if I can divine an undertone for the time period, and December this year is a wonderful harbinger of the energies to come. Assuming that you were able to let go of old beliefs, patterns and ways of limiting yourself in November, then December will be the launching pad to a whole new way of BEing.

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Sagittarius (11/21 to 12/20) and Capricorn (12/21 to 1/20)

December is an 12/3 month in a 7 Universal year making December a 10/1 month (12+2014=10/1) of New Beginnings, Optimism and Confidence.

Wow!  What a way to set the stage for 2015!  I love checking into the numerology of months and years to see if I can divine an undertone for the time period, and December this year is a wonderful harbinger of the energies to come.  Assuming that you were able to let go of old beliefs, patterns and ways of limiting yourself in November, then December will be the launching pad to a whole new way of BEing.

There are some very interesting astrological transits for the month of December as well.  On December 8, 2014 the planet Jupiter will turn retrograde in Leo which brings us a few months of inner growth and expansion.  Then on the 14th, the Sun in Sagittarius joins Jupiter in a Fire trine of Passion, Creativity and Action.  Now is the time to really tune-in to what your inner self is longing for, and choose to listen and act from your Soul!

We will also witness the 6th of 7 Uranus-Pluto squares on December 15, which have been ongoing since June of 2012.  The energy of these two planets in square has been responsible for bringing to a crisis point, some of the very things we thought were settled in the mid-60’s when Uranus and Pluto were in a conjunction.  For instance, we find ourselves still dealing with explosive racial issues, women’s issues like abortion and equality, and even voting issues have once again been brought up and tested.  As we come to the end of this part of the cycle and we pass the crisis point, what we will have left is more freedom and less oppression.

The big news for December is the move of Saturn into Sagittarius from Scorpio for the first time since 1985-1987.  For the last 2 ½ years we have been working through emotions and old beliefs – releasing what no longer served us, and moving forward despite our fears.  Now the energy will be shifting from the watery intensity of Scorpio into the fiery search for Truth that is Sagittarius.  Saturn as a planet, helps us focus and concentrate our energy, and Jupiter as ruler of Sagittarius is concerned with growing and expanding into more adventurous territory.  Together they can help us with sustainable growth, allowing forward momentum without over-doing it.

The Moon Cycle this Month:

The Full Cold Moon or The Full Long Nights Moon is December 6 at 14° Gemini-Sagittarius.  Remember that the full moon is a time when the Sun and Moon are in opposition to each other.

Meaning of the Sun (14 Sagittarius) during this full moon:  Tuning into the natural rhythms and cycles so that we can plan ahead accordingly.

Meaning of the Moon (14 Gemini) during this time:  Blending your energies with like-minded people in order to foster an open mind.

The New Moon occurs on December 21 at 0°Capricorn.  The New Moon is a time when the Sun and Moon are in a conjunction (at the same degree of the same sign).

Meaning of the Sun-Moon at this time:  Claiming and assuming one’s authority in the world.

December through the Signs

This month I will be focusing on what Saturn in Sagittarius will bring for each sign.

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

The next couple of years will be very interesting for you, Aries, as you will be dealing with Saturn in your 9th House of Beliefs, Philosophy and World View.  You may be ready to confront areas in your life where you have had a kind of tunnel vision or narrow mind.  Expansion of the mind begins when you can see and feel yourself as an individual part of a larger collective of souls.  Don’t be afraid to explore new and alternative systems of thought, new cultures, and new world views.

Taurus – April 20 to May 20

Ultimately these next couple of years are going to bring issues of your finances to the surface – especially any finances that you hold jointly with others.  This can be a very good time if you have been working to decrease your debt and have managed your resources wisely.  Timing is perfect for you to look into long-term investments and ways to build your financial security.  Don’t be afraid to try new things, but also be wise about what you get yourself into.

Gemini – May 21 to June 20

Relationships and partnerships come under Saturn’s scrutiny for you, Gemini.  Working with others is the perfect way for you to expand your reach in the world, but move into new relationships with both eyes wide open.  You want to partner with people of like-mind who are willing to do their share in the partnership.  At some point in this Saturn cycle, your Sun will be opposed by Saturn giving you a great opportunity to re-evaluate your relationships, and your life direction.

Cancer – June 21 to July 22

Health and healing are emphasized for you Cancer.  Saturn rules the skin, bones and teeth in the body, basically the structures that support us, and can expose weaknesses in these areas.  Good health begins with your beliefs about your body, the nutrition that you receive from the foods that you eat, and other healthy habits that you have developed.  These next two years would be fabulous for beginning a new healthy outlook on your life and your physical being by tuning into what would support your body.

Leo – July 23 to August 22

A few words of advice to you Leo, remember that child-like enthusiasm you have, and make joy and creativity a priority for the next couple of years.  With Saturn moving through your 5th House of Joy, Children, Creativity, it may be difficult for you to connect with the energies represented in this house.  Life may be more serious, busy or challenging for you, and the way to work with this energy is to have discipline while working, and to build in enough time for pleasurable activities.

Virgo – August 23 to September 22

Instability vs. Stability – that is the question for Virgos.  Saturn will be trekking through your 4th House of Home, Family, Foundations for the next 2 ½ years causing you to look carefully at what constitutes safety and security.  Are you holding on too tightly to things, ideas, or beliefs that are weighing you down rather than freeing you?  Focus your energy on the little things that, taken step by step, can build your foundation into something you can depend on.  Don’t let victim-martyr energy get in your way.

Libra – September 23 to October 22

Libra, your Jupiter ruled 3rd House of Communication, Learning & Neighborhood plays host to Saturn over the next 2 ½ years putting focus on Thought, Word and Deed.  It is here in the 3rd House where we first encounter our ideas of ourselves being manifest in the world.  Thoughts give voice to words which in turn give action to deeds.  Be Mindful, Be Caring, and Act from Love.  Let curiosity lead you into a new course of study that is stimulating and interesting to you.

Scorpio – October 23 to November 21

Scorpio you may be breathing a sigh of relief as Saturn is leaving your sign this month!  After 2 ½ years of emotional intensity and releasing of “baggage,” it is now time to see where that lightness of spirit takes you now.  My suggestion?  Find your passion, direct your formidable energy towards it, and watch both your financial picture and your self-worth improve!  One word of caution though – measured growth and expansion is favored over all out growth without boundaries.  Enjoy!

Sagittarius – November 22 to December 20

The pressure comes to you now Sagittarius.  For those of you in your late 20’s and late 50’s, you will be experiencing your Saturn return – a time for directing your life energies in an authentic and disciplined way.  Saturn’s transit through your sign may dampen your usual optimism, but if you use this energy to purposeful put one foot in front of the other, aimed in a new direction, this can be a very meaningful time for you.  Imbued with your personal Truth, a new confident and worthy you is emerging!

Capricorn – December 21 to January 20

Capricorn, your ruling planet will be moving through a sign whose energy may feel alien to you.  Your usual pragmatic and practical way of doing things will have to make room for Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius’ more expansive nature.  Sometimes you have to take risks in order to make progress, and the next 2 ½ years will definitely test your risk-taking abilities!  Face your worst fears and insecurities, act with a dose of faith and optimism, and at the end of this transit you will be amazed at what you have accomplished!

Aquarius – January 21 to February 19

The time for dreaming is done, and the time to put the dream in action has arrived!  As a “fixed” sign Aquarius you can get into a rut, and now is not the time to stay in that rut.  It’s time to release your ideas/ideals out into the world. Share your creative impulses with like-minded people, enlisting their help and support in getting noticed. Saturn is the traditional ruler of your sign, so you have a kind of luck or ease and grace with this transit, so make the most of it!

Pisces – February 20 to March 20

Pisces, you have been somewhat protected over the last year as Saturn was in Scorpio and Jupiter was in Cancer, creating trines or an easy flow of energy in your chart.  Now, as Saturn prepares to move into Sagittarius and Jupiter is in Leo, reality sets in and the real issues that were not dealt with, come crashing into you.  For most of 2015, Saturn in Sagittarius will be square to your ruling planet, Neptune in Pisces, creating a situation that can feel very much like a pressure cooker in the Pisces, Sagittarius parts of your chart.  If ever there was a time for a reading, then this is it!


#3 blueJanet Hickox is an Astrologer, Human Design Coach, and Host of Living Astrology radio on the EmpowerYOU  Radio 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.

Astrology for November 2014

November begins a transition to a completely different energy and is notably calmer than October as we steer past the Mercury Retrograde and the Lunar & Solar Eclipses. There are a couple of bumps along the way, but the mainstream energy for this month seems to be about letting go of all the rationalizations, logical thinking and fears from the past that have prevented us from launching our Passions, Purpose, and Creativity out into the world! We’ve spent an inordinate amount of time in the dark and it is definitely time to get illuminated!! It makes me feel like singing the line from the Kelly Clarkson’s song, “Out of the Darkness and into the Sun!” Can we finally move past those anchors we have to old beliefs and the story about our past so that as we near 2015 – which is an 8 year of Abundance – we are ready to shine? I believe we can and will.


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Scorpio (10-23 to 11-21) & Sagittarius (11-22 to 12-20)!

November is an 11 month in a 7 Universal year making November a 9 month (11+2014=18/9) of

Completions, Higher Awareness, Healing and Creativity

November begins a transition to a completely different energy and is notably calmer than October as we steer past the Mercury Retrograde and the Lunar & Solar Eclipses.  There are a couple of bumps along the way, but the mainstream energy for this month seems to be about letting go of all the rationalizations, logical thinking and fears from the past that have prevented us from launching our Passions, Purpose, and Creativity out into the world!  We’ve spent an inordinate amount of time in the dark and it is definitely time to get illuminated!!  It makes me feel like singing the line from the Kelly Clarkson’s song, “Out of the Darkness and into the Sun!”  Can we finally move past those anchors we have to old beliefs and the story about our past so that as we near 2015 – which is an 8 year of Abundance – we are ready to shine?  I believe we can and will.

Things to watch out for this month:

Mars conjuncts Pluto on the 10th which can bring us into conflict between what we know we must do to move forward, and the fear we have about doing just that.  Whether this is an inner conflict or an outer test to our newborn passions, don’t make rash decisions or judgments about what to do.  Just breathe and let the fear pass or better yet, make peace with the conflict by realizing it is just a mirror to show you where you might still be needing work to be the best YOU.

Mars squares Uranus on the 12th and creates positive movement forward through possibly surprising inspirations and realizations for us.  That’s why giving up during the Mars – Pluto conjunction will not serve you at all.

Neptune turns Direct on the 16th changing our intuitive landscape by making it a little more difficult to “tune-in.”  When Neptune is in retrograde motion we more easily access our intuitive self, but if we chose not to listen to that inner guidance during the retrograde, Neptune’s direct motion may create a situation where we regret not having listened.  Now it may be a little more difficult to tune in to that intuitive voice through the chorus of energies surging through the chart.  Meditation is a good tool to get us in touch with our intuition again.

The Moon Cycle this month:

The Full Frost Moon or Beaver Moon is November 6 at 14° Scorpio/Taurus.

Meaning of Sun during full moon:  The mental evolution that it takes in order to connect to our future self.

Meaning of the Moon at this time:  Building character by moving forward fearlessly;

The New Moon is November 22 at 0° Sagittarius.

Meaning of the Moon:  Abstraction – seeing ourselves as part of a larger organism and making decisions that are good for us and ultimately good for everyone.


November through the Signs

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 what your moon and rising signs are, go to http://www.astro.com and make up your chart.  You will need your birth date, time and place.  Or, consult your astrologer 🙂

Aries – March 20 to April 19

The energy for you Aries is possibly explosive as Mars adds its energy to the ongoing Pluto-Uranus square that has been sitting at your Career/Profession House and your Personal Self.  Life has been interesting – no doubt!  This month should bring you some clarity or a feeling of being able to see the “light at the end of the tunnel” that leads you to your new beginning.  Be willing to release whatever is not going to support you on this journey.

Taurus – April 20 to May 20

You may have been experiencing a spiritual overhaul or revolution, and the feeling for you of coming out of the dark is very real.  With Uranus pressuring your 12th House of the Hidden Subconscious Patterns, you may be having one “aha” after another about what has been the root cause of repeating patterns, limiting thinking, self-sabotage and fears that have held you back.  Mars adding its energy to Pluto in your 9th House of Spirit elevates your perspective, and like a phoenix rising up out of the ashes, you too may undergo a striking transformation!

Gemini – May 21 to June 20

You may have been struggling to transform your reality to match the vision you have been holding for your life – especially as it relates to what you do in the world i.e. Career or Profession.  Well, this month you have some help arriving to make things a little clearer.  Mars added to your 8th House of Transformation gets things moving in the right direction for you, and Neptune moving Direct in your 10th House of Career/Profession means that you can stop the dreaming part of your visioning of your future, and begin the action steps it takes to get there.  One step at a time though, dear Gemini, you’re just getting the party started.  Things will really roll as you get into December and January.

Cancer – June 21 to July 22

Relationships may have been tricky for you of late, and this month, with the addition of Mars to your 7th House of Relationships, things can be a little more confrontational.  Take it easy, dear Cancer, as this is a time for you to form relationships that are mutually empowering and supportive.  The house of relationships also pertains to business relationships, and with Uranus still in your 10th House of Career/Profession it may be business partners that are the sources for change and upset.  Let your intuition lead you to the correct way to handle any relationships in your life.

Leo – July 23 to August 22

Have you been on a spiritual revelation or what?  Notice I said revelation and not revolution.  Uranus has been in your 9th House of Beliefs-Spirit-Philosophy for a while now, with Pluto-Mars in your 6th House of Work, Service and Health. You may be very aware that a transformation is needed in your life, but up until now you weren’t clear just how that would happen or how that would look.  My guess is that this month, you will be able to “see” the way through to the change you have wanted in your life.  Go with the flow Leo, don’t let yourself stay stuck!

Virgo – August 23 to September 22

The Uranus, Mars, Pluto trio has you in the midst of change this month, Virgo!  It feels as if you can no longer tolerate mediocrity, and you’re plunging straight into what feels good, following your passions and desires instead of doing what you “have to.”  There is a real sense of freedom coming for you as we near 2015.  One little warning though; keep your eyes wide open when it comes to relationships as Neptune is moving forward in your 7th House of Relationships revealing much about the nature of the people who are, or who have been closest to you.

Libra – September 23 to October 22

Are you reaching new heights of stability at home and in your relationships?  The eclipses may have brought issues up to the light of day to be cleared, and now you can see your way into a more loving, kind, and balanced relationship!   Libra loves balance and harmony, and lately things may have been a little rocky for you, so this comes as a welcome shift.  Don’t overlook health issues during November.  If something doesn’t feel right in your body, definitely see your health care professional.  Be sure to eat right, get enough rest and move your body.

Scorpio – October 23 to November 21

Scorpio, in another month you will be free of Saturn that has been sitting in your 1st House of Self.  You have probably gone through a lot of emotional ups and downs during the last 2 ½ years and are ready to be free.  If you are one of the Scorpios that has resisted letting go of the debris in your emotional field over the last couple of years, then you may be in for some emotionally induced health issues. Free yourself of old, outworn beliefs, grudges, emotional pain and see a return to the wonderfully creative and passionate side of yourself.

Sagittarius – November 22 to December 20

It seems that your financial picture has been undergoing a rebuilding process over the last few years.  Perhaps your job crumbled away with the economic downturn a few years back, or maybe you just decided that making a change was necessary for you.  I say, keep it up!  With Uranus in your 5th House of Joy, Creativity & Passion, it’s up to you to design your life around exactly those three things.  Pressures on the home front may cloud that up a bit for you over the next month, but don’t worry, by mid-month you will be seeing things clearly again.

Capricorn – December 21 to January 20

When Pluto, the planet of Power & Transformation is moving through the 1st House of the Self, it makes for personal revolution and empowerment, and Capricorn you are being revolutionized and empowered!!  Mars will be activating Pluto in your chart to encourage the emergence of a new, authentic YOU.  This may be a time when your usual caution can be let go of in favor of following the earthly you – your intuitive self, especially as Neptune is sitting in your 3rd House of Communication.  Neptune in this configuration is acting as the intermediary, bringing messages from the higher self into your mind.

Aquarius – January 21 to February 19

Pluto has been in a challenging place for you Aquarius, and now Mars the planet of Action, Conflict and Confrontation joins him in your 12th House of the Subconscious Mind, Self-sabotage, Limitations and Fears.  If ever there was a time for you to be objective and aloof, now is that time.  Don’t allow yourself to attach to the depth of what you may be experiencing.  Be the observer, allow the truth to unfold, and love yourself through this time.  You may discover some deeply held beliefs about yourself that you can get free from, as well as some deeply ingrained Truths that you want to carry forward with.  Try journaling to access what is trying to be revealed to you from the subconscious.

Pisces – February 20 to March 20

The very compassion and love that you are always willing to give to others is now needing to be given to yourself.  Your ruling planet, Neptune, is in your 1st House of the Self, and I would bet that you are learning the lessons of Self-Love.  You’ll be receiving a boost in this area of your life after November 16th when Neptune turns back to forward motion.  Uranus in your 2nd House helps in establishing a new sense of self-worth and value for you.  Perhaps you may even learn the value of healthy boundaries this month!

#3 blueJanet Hickox is an Astrologer, Human Design Coach, and Host of Living Astrology radio on the EmpowerYOU Radio 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 or via email at janet@living-astrology.com