Freedom, Intimacy and Abundance

It seems this week is all about Uranus!  First Venus, then Mars, Sun and Moon trine the planet of Awakening.  So expect the unexpected, be ready for surprises and stay grounded (in your body and conscious).  Uranus tends to bring change in order to free us, not punish us, so be open-minded about what might be happening in your lives right now.  Mercury is added to the stellium in Virgo and we have a New Moon-Super Moon in Virgo later in the week.  The energy of Work, Service and Analytical thinking is in full swing

The Last Week of August

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

It seems this week is all about Uranus!  First Venus, then Mars, Sun and Moon trine the planet of Awakening.  So expect the unexpected, be ready for surprises and stay grounded (in your body and conscious).  Uranus tends to bring change in order to free us, not punish us, so be open-minded about what might be happening in your lives right now.  Mercury is added to the stellium in Virgo and we have a New Moon-Super Moon in Virgo later in the week.  The energy of Work, Service and Analytical thinking is in full swing!

The Human Design energies this week take us into Intimacy, Freedom and Abundance.  That is a recipe for a bit of magic to happen.  With the Sun at Gate 59 we’re focused on intimacy, creativity, and relationships.  We discover that interaction and intimacy form the doorway to evolution.  We cannot evolve and also be alone.  Through our relationships we access the spiral of consciousness.

The Earth is in the Gate 55- Abundance in Spirit.  Here we get a bit of a “spiritual awakening” as we release victimization and embrace freedom, and more FREEDOM. The Gate 55 sits on the emotional center (Solar Plexus) and not on the work center or Sacral.  What we discover is that working harder does not lead to more abundance.  Abundance is grown through our emotional resonance with it.

Later in the week the Sun moves into Gate 40 – Deliverance, which is literally another gate of Freedom!  This gate teaches us freedom for ourselves and from hardship by the correct use of will power.  When used incorrectly, willpower can lead to burnout, which can lead to exhaustion.  Adding to the lesson is the planets Venus and Mars also at this gate as if to emphasize the importance of the right use of Will.

The Earth will be at Gate 37 – Harmony.  This gate is also know by Serenity, Friendship, Peace.  All these can be yours by just understanding how to use your will to be in the flow of Universal energies.  Rather than pushing, wait for the signs and signals from the Universe on what comes next.

MondayMonday, 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!

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  12-Catalyzing.  The Universal energy of 12 is understanding everything more deeply.  Catalyzing energy (Cauac in the Mayan calendar) helps us to use creative opportunities correctly and to avoid reacting to life with drama or disappointment.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Moon in Cancer opposes Pluto early today and we may feel the rush of emotion or Tuesthe 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!

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  13-Enlightening (Ahau in Mayan calendar).  We have reached the last day of the week in the Pleiadian-Earth calendar, and as well the last day of this calendar round (which consists of 260 days).  The Universal energy of 13 is about completing all unfinished business and integrating what we have learned in preparation for the new week that begins tomorrow.  The Earth energy of Enlightening gives us opportunity for social progress and a way to commit to new ideals.  Watch out for polarized judgments.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WednesdayThe 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.

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  1-Being (Imix in Maya) – Today is the first day of the week and the first day of the new calendar round.  The Universal energy 1 is about initiating and starting new things.  The Earth energy of Being is also about nurturing a new beginning and being creative.  Avoid being critical, reactive or needy today.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Today, Mercury moves into Virgo and completes the stellium that has been building since Happy-Thursday-022the 18th when Mars moved into Virgo.  Mercury is the ruler of Virgo and is powerful in this very analytical and critically thinking sign.

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  2-Breathing (Ik in Maya).  The Universal energy of 2 is about Duality, and challenges us to look at and accept opposite perspectives.  The Earth energy, Breathing, asks us to harmonize multiple points of view.  We should avoid being unpredictable or fickle today.

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

Friday pandaEarlier 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.  This New Moon at 7 Virgo is the closest new moon approach to Earth this year.  The New Moon is also powerful this time as it conjuncts Mars and Venus as well – the masculine and feminine aspects of creative energy.  Later this week I will do a more in depth post on the New Moon and what we can expect.

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  3-Listening.  The Universal Energy 3 is Creating energy.  It inspires us to create new things or to think in new ways.  The Earth energy of Listening (Akbal in Mayan calendar) shows that we are meant to practice empathy, care and responsibility in our relationships.  Being pessimistic or controlling brings out the more negative aspects of today.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Moon is VOC (void-of-course) for most of the day today.  The VOC begins at 1:46 am Saturday memePT and lasts until 4:08 pm PT when she moves out of Virgo and into Libra.  For the next couple of days we are relationship oriented and have the opportunity to do more to bring balance and harmony into our lives.

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  4-Planting.  The Universal energy 4 is about building solid foundations that create stability in our home, family or work areas of our lives.  The Earth energy of Planting has a lucky feel to it, is energetic, and good for starting new things.  Sounds sort of like good energy to have in the shadow of the New Moon doesn’t it?

Sunday, September 1, 2019

SundayThe Moon spends all day in the sign of Libra challenging Saturn but flowing smoothly with Jupiter.  That tells me that this is a mixed bag sort of day.  We may begin with a feeling of melancholy that later transitions into optimism and hope.

Mercury trines Uranus today as Venus trines Saturn.  Thoughts, words, deeds seem to align on days like today.  There is good energy flowing between these four planets (Mercury, Uranus, Venus and Saturn).  We may be filled with great ideas that we are able to find an expression for.  In fact, the Moon challenged by Saturn (see above paragraph) could be the stimulus to our being able to express creatively.

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  5-Moving.  Even our Pleiadian energy seems to show us that we can make some movement in terms of our creative energy today.  The Universal number 5 is change which can bring surprises and revelations that totally didn’t expect!  The Earth energy of moving implies shedding the old skin in order to grow, expand and find our next level of evolution!

Make it a wonderful week everyone – it’s in your hands!

Blessings, Janet 

The Week of Dealing With Our Shadows

Astrology for the Week of April 22 – 28, 2019 

Happy Monday Earth Day everyone! The energy of the week is very interesting indeed!  It seems like there is a lot of shadow frequencies that we are going to be dealing with.  It makes sense in the wake of the Full Moon in Libra/Aries, that there may be some “stuff” that we must deal with in order to move forward.  There are more than just one or two transits this week that push us in that direction.  Let’s break it down …

Monday, April 22, 2019
Hello MondayToday the Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius opposing action-oriented Mars and squaring Neptune with the Sun conjunct Uranus.  Expect surprises and unexpected events.  Whether personal or collective, Uranus, in his role as Great Awakener, provides the necessary wake-up call to move and change.  As this is occurring in early Taurus, we may be faced with issues around security, finances or the expression of our values.  The Moon in Sagittarius is about growing and evolving our emotional connections.  Opposing Mars, we have to be able to focus our minds (Gemini) in order to be able to take right action (Mars).  That may be made a little difficult at this time.  Slow down and consider all the angles before you make any big decisions today.

Shadow today:  Refusing to change out of fear; Literally being in resistance to change.  We need to relax and go with the flow.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

We start the day very early with the Moon conjunct Jupiter, followed by the Void-of-Tuesdaycourse Moon until 3:51 pm PT/6:51 pm ET.  That means we are left most of the day in a kind of limbo as we wait until the next contacts the Moon makes in order to move forward.  Since the last contact Luna made was with Jupiter in retrograde, consider what you might need to change on the inner planes in order to expand your life.  It’s quite possible that the work includes reconnecting to our more intuitive gifts, and in restoring faith and trust in a higher power.  It’s a “Let Go, Let God” sort of day.

Once the Void is over, the Moon moves into Capricorn, and things get a bit more serious – especially with Pluto and Saturn turning retrograde themselves over the next couple of days.  Pluto turns retrograde tomorrow, Wednesday (4/24/19) and Saturn next week on the 29th.  More about each of those events…

Immediately after moving into Capricorn, the Moon will trine both Uranus & the Sun in Taurus.  Today we may feel better about the practical application of the changes wrought by Sun conjunct Uranus.

Shadow today:  Slowing down to integrate what has been going on in our lives.  In our “hurry up” world, it’s difficult to take the time to do our inner work, but we can no longer afford to put it off.  We must clear, process and integrate in order to “ascend” to the next level in our evolution. (btw, both individually an collectively).

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The big news today is Pluto turning retrograde.  There isn’t anything particularly startling about this because Pluto typically spends 5 months in retrograde every year.  But what is noteworthy is that Pluto retrogrades back toward Saturn just before Saturn begins his retrograde station. The two titans in Capricorn, so close to one another and turning retrograde, is putting us in a position to reflect on power and control issues in our lives.  As well, the very fabric of our foundations are being examined for sustainability or usefulness.  Where there is rot, ugliness, non-sustainability or cracks in our structures, forms, buildings, values, and institutions there will be exposure and a need to rebuild, reform, etc.  There are so many different levels in which this could play out in our world, and in our personal lives.  The best way to know how you will be affected is to get a Transit Reading, and I have prepared a special reading just for you.

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Shadow Today:  Problems with the mind creating anxiety, disenchantment and eventually psychosis and madness.  Literally we have to get out of our minds, and listen more to our emotions and heart.  Pluto retrograde in the Gate 61 – Inner Truth, is leading us to a new and more productive use of the mind.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thankful ThursdayThe fun continues today with the Nodal Axis shifting gates in Human Design.  The Nodal Axis is made up of the North Node (destiny) and the South Node (karmic past).  Together they moves us continually up the spiral of evolution – both personally and collectively.  Most recently, this axis has been focused on some of the massive psychoses that we have been under on this planet.  I believe we have reached the pinnacle and now are ready to move ahead to new lessons.

The North Node moves into Gate 53-New Beginnings and the South Node is at Gate 54-Ambition.  Let me deal with the South Node first as it is the indicator of what is going to need to change from our pasts in order to move forward.  Ambition in Gate 54 is both on the material and spiritual plane.  On the material plane it has been the source of greed and avarice.  The new expression in the Gate 54 South Node will be about being honest in our motives as opposed to doing the “politically correct” thing.  We are being asked to move beyond just paying lip service to our ideals and values.  Now we MUST live by them.

The North Node at Gate 53 requires our being response-able and mature in creating what comes next in our world.  As we are co-creating this reality together, we must realize that what we think and do has consequences for everyone.  We can no longer be identified with just our nationality, sexuality, religion, beliefs or any other category.  We have to become Universal focused.  This is the transit to help us move in that direction.  Together with the planets Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in retrograde, we are primed to make the inner shift in order to see the changes in our outer world.

The Moon is also in Capricorn today, conjunct first Saturn and then Pluto.  Don’t be surprised if something in the outer world happens that creates an emotional reaction.  When these transits converge like this, it usually brings up something from the shadow deep for us to process through.  It is almost as if we are ready to shout, “Enough is Enough!”  Will we finally make it through the eye of the needle?  Time will tell.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Arbor_Day-630x483Happy Arbor Day!  It’s a great time to plant a tree, whether to honor someone, the Earth, or just because!  When I see the trees being decimated by people who seem completely ignorant of the consequences, I want to stop and ask them if they understand that trees make oxygen and without them humanity is doomed.  It just seems rather short-sighted to remove trees without planting more.  Are we really that dumb?  You can’t even use the argument that we need to cut down trees to make way for homes, agriculture or other human endeavors because without air, those human endeavors won’t be sustained!  Yikes – We have to think more broadly!

While you slept or very early in the morning, the Moon moved out of Capricorn and into Aquarius – maybe helping us to see new solutions that are more sustainable for Mother Earth!  I love the Moon in Aquarius because it helps us to see things in a different way – with new eyes.  This is innovative and inventive energy.  How might you use this energy to create something new and exciting in your life?  It’s all possible if we only think, before we act.

The Weekend

Saturday the Moon in Aquarius all day makes great connections with both Mercury Weekend blog(communication) and Mars (action).  If we stand back and become the observer, we may see things in ways we hadn’t thought of before.  Be objective today.  Listen, see, intuit, and sense in new ways.

Mars is square (challenge) Neptune today.  This one is a tricky transit.  Mars in Gemini is moving quickly, communicating new ideas and pushing forward.  In his square to Neptune though, situations get foggy and unclear.  We are fighting discouragement and disillusionment.  Secrets may be arising from the deep and scandals are possible.  Watch your words today and take care not to share anyone’s secrets you’ve been entrusted with.

Sunday is looking to be a fun and possibly exciting day.  If you have plans to be out and about, it’s a good bet you’ll find people to be friendly and outgoing.  The Moon is in an optimistic connection with both Jupiter and Uranus today.  If there are surprises, they should be good ones.  This is the day to look forward to after this week’s other more heavy transits!!

Many Blessings to you all,

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

Notre Dame Fire Astrology Synchronicity

Hi Everyone,

This is a fabulous astrology article on the burning of Notre Dame.  Many thanks to the author, Tara Greene, for her work on this!

via Notre Dame Fire Astrology Synchronicity

Much Love,

Janet Hickox