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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

         

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 …

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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.

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)!

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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

October 2014 Astrology

Ah, October, the time of changing leaves, cooler temperatures, shorter days/longer nights and this year Mercury retrograde and Lunar and Solar eclipses! The fun begins October 4 when Mercury, planet of communication, the mind, and short distance travel moves into retrograde motion

October blog post

Ah, October, the time of changing leaves, cooler temperatures, shorter days/longer nights and this year Mercury retrograde and Lunar and Solar eclipses!  The fun begins October 4 when Mercury, planet of communication, the mind, and short distance travel moves into retrograde motion.  Many of you have heard about this tiny planet and the havoc that can ensue when it changes direction, but what you might not know is that during a retrograde we have the opportunity to look deep within ourselves and make critical adjustments to our “vision” of ourselves.  It can be the perfect time to re-imagine and re-envision our lives.  October’s Mercury retrograde begins at 2° Scorpio, a deeply passionate, intense and intuitive water sign and moves backwards to 16° Libra, a balance-seeking, and relationship-oriented sign.  This retrograde becomes an important part of the astrology for the autumn as Mercury sets the stage for the total Lunar Eclipse visible for us in the Western third of the country.

Eclipses are game changers!  The energy of an eclipse is a powerful door opener and door closer for us, and the sign of the eclipse and it’s placement in your personal chart can denote where and what type of transformation is occurring in your life.  The first eclipse is a total lunar eclipse on October 8.  During a lunar eclipse, the light of the moon (our intuitive, soul energy) is temporarily dimmed in favor of the Sun’s more ego-centered energy.  To make matters more interesting, during the eclipse, the Moon will be conjunct Uranus in Aries (planet of surprises, rebellion, and revolution) putting it in opposition to the Sun in Libra.  On the world stage, this is going to be an interesting time as we are looking at an eclipse across the Aries-Libra or Love-War axis of the astrological chart.  Could we find ourselves on the brink of another war?  Or, will cooler heads prevail and peaceful and diplomatic solutions rule the month?  Only time can tell.

Personally, we are also going through this same process of seeking freedom and rebelling against things that we have perceived to be holding us back.  We have a very good opportunity to find peace within ourselves, and ergo the World, by moving forward in our lives with the things that bring us happiness and simultaneously allowing the same for others around us.  We can create a win-win scenario by engaging this energy within our own lives – and the potential of inner peace and joy within creates the same in the outer world!

A partial solar eclipse occurs on October 23 with the new moon at 0°Scorpio.  With the passage of first Saturn, then Mars through Scorpio, this solar eclipse opens us up to combining our deepest soul needs and our healthy ego together in a new way.  Usually during a solar eclipse the Sun is completely blotted out leaving us much more open to our more intuitive nature.  This eclipse however, is only partial, so we can see a way to blend both the right and left hemispheres of the brain, i.e. the masculine and the feminine to become more balanced.

Happy Birthday Libra!

Libra – September 23-October 22

Your normal consensus-building, cooperative self may be put to the test this month.  The lunar eclipse across your relationship axis may have you wondering whether it is time for you to stop giving so much of yourself and to put yourself in the receiving seat.  Mercury retrograding back into your sign can also bring issues back to the forefront that you thought were already solved.  Use your formidable skills of tact and diplomacy to carve out a balance in your relationships.  And, as the North Node (destiny) is also moving through your sign, this is the time to empower yourself in ways you have been avoiding, even if it means disturbing the peace for the time being.

Scorpio – October 22-November 21

If you have been putting off dealing with a health issue, Scorpio, now is the time to take care of it before it has a chance to get worse or turn into something major.  Your sign has been playing host to both Saturn and Mars, and now this month, a solar eclipse.  There may be a lot of emotional themes coming up for you, and as most of us are aware, those emotional wounds can literally turn into body issues when we hold onto them.  It’s a great time for you to purify your body, mind and soul by paying close attention to diet, exercise, and what feeds your spiritual needs.  Letting go of old wounds, beliefs, judgments, and grudges serves to allow the passionate, giving and healthy you to shine through.

Sagittarius – November 21-December 20

Lucky you Sagittarius.  October’s lunar eclipse falls in your 5th House of Love, Romance, Joy, and Creativity, making this an awesome time for you to let go of anything standing in the way of your connecting fully to your authentic self!  Backing you up in this, your ruling planet Jupiter is in Leo the sign that holds rulership over the 5th House meaning that you are empowered at this time to follow your Truth to the Freedom that you so love.  Of course there may be little bumps along the way as Scorpio aligns in your 12th house of the hidden subconscious things that hold you back.  Be willing to face the F.E.A.R (False Evidence Appearing Real) and push through old patterns that have held you back.  Doing so now will be of great benefit when December rolls around and Saturn moves out of Scorpio and into your Sun sign

Capricorn – December 21-January 19

Capricorn, you may be feeling the push to spend more time at home with family as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season.  Likely you have had to spend a lot of time on your career of late, and your loved ones and friends are missing your presence, as you are missing theirs.  Remember that it is the connections we make with the people in our lives that sustain us.  No one wants to wake up one day and find out that the most important things in life have passed you by.  For you it really is time for a balance between self and others, and career and home concerns.

Aquarius – January 20-February 18

The Moon and Uranus in your 3rd House of Communication (the domain of a retrograde Mercury) may mean that something you say may be taken out of context or understood in the wrong way.  How you say things this month is at least as important as what you say.  An eclipse across the 3rd/9th house axis can also mean that you are ready to begin learning a new skill or taking on the role of teacher.  The eclipse may even bring up the possibility of writing and then publishing that book you have in you.  Just remember that you are an air sign and even though Mercury isn’t your ruling planet, you are still effected by its retrograde motion.  Check and re-check any communication coming from you this month.

Pisces – February 19-March 20

The financial game changer that you have been waiting and hoping for may be on tap for you this month Pisces.  Of course, abundance can come in many different ways.  It is a new job or income?  Or maybe money that you have been waiting for finally comes your way.  Or maybe it is a gift you receive that you absolutely did not expect.  No matter what it is, flow and abundance require a healthy sense of self-worth and the ability to value yourself appropriately.  This isn’t always easy for you Pisces.  Perhaps the timing is perfect for you to see yourself in an empowered way and boldly step out into the world in a way that has eluded you in the past.

Aries – March 21 to April19

The lunar eclipse effects your relationships.  This might be the time where bold action in leaving a bad relationship can be the route to happiness.  A move such as this requires courage and strength and determination, which you appear to have easy access to this month.  Use this time as a way to strengthen the most important relationship in your life – the one with yourself!  Pay attention to messages of change coming up from deep within you.  They may very well be the access to Truth that you have been longing for.

Taurus – April 20-May 20

Taurus, this is your time to come out of the closet and emerge into the light! You may have been grappling with a host of emotional baggage over the last several months.  It is time for you to make peace with all that fear, subconscious patterns and limiting thoughts that have been holding you back.  Remember that you are the Master Manifestor’s of the zodiac, and that the universe is an equal opportunity manifesting place, meaning that whatever it is you have devoted your thoughts, energy and emotions to, is what is being manifested.  Want access to financial abundance?  Then stop framing it in the form of thoughts on what you don’t have.  Make sense?

Gemini – May 21-June 20

As your ruling planet Mercury is in retrograde for most of October, Gemini, this could be a frustrating month for you if you’re trying to swim against the energetic tide.  The best plan of action then is for you to take a good look at what your vision, goals and aspirations are, and see if you can re-imagine your way into your dream self.  What would you do if you knew you could not fail?  This is not the month to take action, but do everything in the background that needs doing so that when we get into November you are ready to launch the new you!

Cancer – June 21-July 22

Dear Cancer, your eclipse pattern is across the 10th House of Career, Profession and your 4th House of Home, Family, Security.  Usually your concerns are more directed at the home, yet this month’s emphasis comes in your professional life.  It’s a good bet that someone is eyeing you for a promotion or some kind of recognition.  If you are self-employed, this could be a good month for business as you seem quite capable, professional and appealing in the marketplace.  Mercury will be retrograde in this area of your chart though, so be sure to get any promises in writing and be sure there is a clear understanding of what any new job requirements or pay structures are.  You don’t want to be surprised later.

Leo – July 23-August 22

Leo this is a time for you listen very carefully to your inner voice and intuitive knowing.  Lucky planet Jupiter is in your sign until next August, so you want to be fully present to opportunities as they arise now.  Remember that eclipses always close one door and open another.  So, even if it looks like something is changing and you are not sure what that means for you personally, you are primed for good when you are following that inner guidance.  There is also the possibility that you will have travel on your mind, or at the very least be exposed to different cultures in some way.

Virgo – August 23-September 22

Transformation is afoot for you Virgo.  The game changing lunar eclipse sits in your 8th House of Transformation and Unearned Income.  October energy can put you on the receiving end of money coming from investments, legacies, inheritances or in any other way that is not earned by the work you do.  This is probably something that you have really waited for and make for a life-changing event.

Janet 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.

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2012 Astrological Highlights

Hello Everyone,

Now that Christmas is behind us, it’s time to take a look at what the new year may bring us in terms of the astrological transits that will be in effect.  Today I’m going to deal with what I consider to be the top 3 astro events for 2012:

1.  Mars retrograde cycle

2.  Venus transit across the Sun

3.  Uranus/Pluto square

Mars Retrograde

Mars will begin its 80 day retrograde cycle on January 24, 2012 at 23 Virgo and return to Direct motion on April 14, 2012 at 3 Virgo.  So wherever Virgo is in your personal chart is where you are likely to see the effects of the retrograde.

Mars is the energy of action, forward motion, conflict and aggression/assertiveness.  A retrograde planet always turns the energy of that planet to more inward focus.  With Mars in retrograde motion then,  we can expect that we will be more inclined to inner work than outer work, that we may feel inner conflict and be more apt to be passive aggressive than outright aggressive.

Virgo is a sign that is Practical, Analytical, Organized, Critical, and Perfection-seeking.  While Mars is in this part of our charts we can expect some very down to Earth accomplishments and actions, but during the retrograde we will have to watch out for tendencies to be finicky, nit-picky or too critical of ourselves, others and the projects we may be working on.  It is always a good idea to have an eye towards perfection, but taken to an extreme can lead us to not achieve anything.  This will be a great time for using our critical analysis abilities toward perfecting something in our lives – just resist the urge to tear it all down because of one little imperfection.

Venus Transit Across the Sun 

Venus is probably the most interesting planet in our solar system.  Did you know that her surface temps are hotter than that of Mercury?  And she’s not even as close to the Sun as Mercury is.  She is also the only planet that revolves clockwise on her axis.  Did you also know that Venus subscribes a perfect Pentagram in her orbital relationship with Earth?  The Ancients knew this just from their observations of her complete cycle – and because she was such a dominant feature in the sky and predictable as to whether or not she was a morning star or evening star – the Pentagram became an important symbol to the early Earth/Nature religions.  It wasn’t until the time of Christianity overcoming the Pagan religions that the symbol became one that was fraught with the negative connotations that we know of today

In June of 2004 Venus moved between the Earth and the Sun and her form was visible moving over the face of the Sun.  This particular transit is a rare one occurring only every 121 years or so, and always comes in pairs spaced 8 years apart and always occurs in the sign of Gemini or Sagittarius.  The first of the pair occurred on June 8, 2004 at 18 Gemini and the second will occur on June 5-6, 2012 at 16 Gemini.  Venus in astrology has rulership over Relationships, Harmony, Beauty, the Arts, and Money.  Gemini is a sign of Communication,Commerce and Networking.

If we look back over time at some of the changes that took place on the planet during or just after these Venus transits, we may be able to discern the direction this pair may be taking us:

1519 & 1526 – Magellan sails around the world proving that the Earth is not flat.  Serious changes in our worldview come about because of this

1631 & 1639 – Mail service begins in Denmark and Sweden; the first printing press in the American colonies

1761 & 1769 – Astronomers observe and share information in the 1st cooperative communication project on a global scale; conditions were forming that would lead to the American Revolution

1874 & 1882 – Explosion of information sharing including newspaper, telephone, telegraph; the Panic of 1873 creates what is now known as the “Long Depression” and silver is no longer used to back our money in the US.

2004 – USA Today reports, “The long-term economic health of the United States is threatened by $53 trillion in government debts and liabilities that start to come due in four years (2008, which is when our current economic recession began – my words here) when baby boomers begin to retire.”; cell phone usage begins to overtake landline usage

I cannot even imagine where we will go from here in the communication fields – perhaps to telepathic communication or conversing with beings from the stars.  But, it’s very obvious that these Venus transits have had an effect upon the economy/currency through the years.  Might the upcoming transit sound the death knell to an economy that is long past its prime?  We might even be able to explore options to the current economy – is a form of barter economy in the offing?  Only time will tell as this Venus transits completes its work.

Uranus-Pluto Square (90 degree)

Uranus and Pluto have been two of the power players in astrology in 2011.  You only have to look at the major Earth changes, weather patterns, and toppled governments to see what effect these two can have on the world.  In 2012 they continue working their magic by forming a stressful 90 angle to each other called a square.

Uranus rules Revolution, Change, Freedom and the Unexpected!  And, with Uranus in Aries (ruled by Mars) expect New Beginnings, Innovation, Independence, Rash Actions.  Pluto rules Death/Rebirth (aka Transformation), Power and the Shadow side of anything, and while Pluto is in Capricorn expect the underbelly of large institutions like the Government, Corporations, Systems like HealthCare, the Economy and the Military to have their faults and shortcomings exposed.  Uranus and Pluto in square work together to destroy, expose and rebirth something new and possible exciting – a new paradigm!

Because these two planets are so far away from Earth, their effects tend to be more generational than personal.  However, each of us is undergoing our own Transformation with this transit based on their placements in our charts.  I’ve seen and talked to a number of people who are experiencing a lot of turmoil in their lives recently, and I remind each of them that this all a part of their movement toward a personal “New Paradigm”.

Happy 2012 to all of you and I’m looking forward to an exciting New Year!!!