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

www.living-astrology.com 

Weekly Dimensional Astrology

The Week of July 8-14, 2019

While this week doesn’t include an eclipse or a planetary sign change, we still have plenty of action taking place in the heavens above – Mercury and Mars come together, the Sun in Cancer opposes Saturn, the South Node and Pluto, and the Moon beginning the week in Libra, challenges the Cancer and Capricorn planets. Okay, so it’s going to be an energetic week!

Let’s break it down:

Monday, July 8, 2019

MondayToday is a great day to express yourself creatively and with your special uniqueness as Venus, in a sextile to Uranus, stimulates our need for beauty and excitement. 

Mercury Rx and Mars also meet up today in Leo and where there is unexpressed frustration, we might see verbal battles erupt.  The best way to work through this is to recognize that your frustration is your own and isn’t meant to be “vomited” outward onto others.  We all know that everyone isn’t in the “know” like we are so it is possible to be on the receiving end of someone else’s frustration. 

The extraordinary potential of this though, is that we can finally voice to ourselves what we have dared not say!  For instance, “I’m tired of this job and I’m going to finally do what I want to do.” or “I’m going to start treating myself better and follow my heart’s desires.”  So many ways in which we can wake up now to what is “right” for us.  We will have another chance later this Summer when Mars and Mercury meet up again in Virgo. 

The Moon in Libra is also in a good relationship with Mars and Mercury, so there really is a high side to all this verbal energy – whether it is clearing the air or stating something profound.  Just make sure that you are being responsible with your words. 

Pleiadian-Earth Energy today:  2-Devoting    Accepting two opposite perspectives within a community, family or nation without getting stuck in inappropriate loyalties.  

Human Design Astrology:  The Sun moves into Gate 53-Starting Things while the Earth moves into Gate 54-Ambition.  Both of these gates are on the Root center, which is the center for Stress, Endurance, and Impulse energy.  The impulse energy for the week is about new beginnings and how they are connected to a goal, desire or ambition.   

If you really want to dig deeper, then look at the Gene Keys 53 and 54, where Superabundance & Ascension are the highest states of these two gates. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019     

Another energetic day is on tap as the Sun opposes Saturn today (from Cancer to TuesdayCapricorn) while the Moon in Libra challenges the Sun, Saturn and Pluto.  

We are familiar with the Sun square Moon as this is our “Crisis of Action.”  Having come through the new moon window last week, we are now faced with a potential block to our new beginning.  We have to consciously choose what path to follow next. 

With the Sun opposing Saturn, we are asked to stand in our authority and live from our true authenticity.  We can also experience low energy as the weight of duty and responsibility may just feel burdensome to us right now.  Don’t worry as this soon will pass.  Maybe take a break today and so something fun or something that doesn’t require a lot of energy.  

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  3-Illuminating.  Today we are inspired to create new things or to think in new ways.  This is also a day to shine a light into the dark spaces.  Maybe what heaviness we feel from the Sun-Saturn opposition is really about how we are aligned to the light or not?  

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hump DayWhile we slept, the Moon moved out of Libra and into Scorpio and the Sun moved into a trine with Neptune.  We are experiencing a bump up in the spiritual, psychic and intuitive energies today.  Don’t be surprised if you were having weird dreams, or if you feel suddenly tapped into Universal Consciousness.  Follow your inner knowing today.  

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  4-Choosing.  Focus on the foundations in your world today.  Build or rebuild in ways that are sustainable and strengthen.  The energy today is also good for healing, nurturing and settling differences.  

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Today could be an interesting day as Mars (planet of conflict and confrontation) squaresThankful Thursday (or challenges) Uranus, planet of surprises, shocks and awakening.  Adding to that is the Moon in Scorpio, a sign ruled by both Mars and Pluto, and what you get is the potential for erratic behavior and rebelliousness.  Best to channel your energy in ways that are positive and uplifting, rather than to give into the urges of craziness and then have to face the piper tomorrow.  Exercise or physical activity is a great way to let off some steam.  Just be careful that you don’t overdo anything. 

This could also be a highly creative day.  Harness the energy to bust through any places where you have been stuck.  But watch for destructiveness vs. constructiveness. 

The potential also exists today for escalations in the world outside of us.  Expect rebellion and revolution – in both it’s negative and potentially positive expressions.  Grandstanding, narcissism, arrogance and lack of humility could also exacerbate tensions already apparent in the world around us. 

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  5-Exploring.  Today is a day for surprises and unexpected things to occur that give us opportunities to change old patterns.  This is a great day for exploring, but watch for being rigid or too critical.  

Human Design Today:  Venus, planet of our relationships, values and finances moves into the Gate 39-Provocation.  Provocation serves a purpose – to wake us up!  Unfortunately we sometimes perceive these energies as an assault or affront to our personal lives.  Provocation is meant to move us from a “stuck” position to one of Freedom, as evidenced in the opposing Gate 55- which resonates to Freedom in the Gift and the Siddhic states. 

Friday, July 12, 2019 

FridayWe move into the end of the week with the Moon moving into Sagittarius, where adventure, exploration and seeking knowledge is important to us.  Today there is smooth energy between the Moon and Mercury and Mars.  Today comes as a relief to some of the more chaotic days earlier in the week.  

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  6-Healing.  Today is a great day for adventure and movement on all levels.  Engage in healing efforts – maybe traveling to the beach or other outdoor area to refresh yourself.  Watch for accepting too many responsibilities OR avoiding responsibilities.  

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Jupiter today making it a feel great kind of day!  AboutSaturday meme the only thing we have to be aware of is not overdoing anything.  Too much of anything is not a good thing, so keep everything proportional and sustainable.  The Moon is also square Neptune today triggering some “fogginess” in our thinking and calculating.  Consequently, this is not the best day to make big decisions.  So instead, have fun, play and save big decisions for another day!  

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  7-Seeing.  While today is not a good day to make decisions, our creative energies are working well!  New ideas abound today.  Just don’t try to take action on all of your ideas!  

Human Design Today:  The Sun moves into the Gate 62- Planning and the Earth into Gate 61-The Mystery.  The week ahead is one to be greeted with a Spirit of awe and wonder rather than anxiety and obsession with planning and details.  Enjoy the ride!

Sunday, July 14, 2019 

The Sun in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn today creating the potential for power struggles born of jealousy and manipulation in yourself or in others.  Recognize these shadow energies within yourself before taking action in ways that are harmful.  Use the Sun’s fire energy to transmute the shadow and leave you empowered.  Not everyone in the outer world is so inclined to use these energies for the good however, so we may see expressions of the negative.  Instead of empowerment, we may see ways in which disempowerment and dominance play out. 

Interestingly this is a prelude to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday where the Moon will be in conjunction to Pluto.  Emotions will be high, and reactive tendencies hold sway rather than common sense.  Try to stay above the fray and not get too serious about world events. 

Pleiadian-Earth Energy:  8-Intuiting.  Connecting, communication and abundance are ours.  All we have to do is to tap into and recognize when it is right in front of us.  Reacting to the outer world is one of the shadows of the day.

Human Design today:  Mars moves into the Gate 33-Storyteller.  While Mars represents action and forward movement in Astrology, in Human Design it more represents our maturing process.  Maturing is related to our remembering the truth of who we are in this incarnation.  According to Richard Rudd in the Gene Keys, “There is no situation on Earth that cannot be used as a means to raise your frequency and open your heart to your inner Divinity.”  We are being moved to tell a new story, and it’s one of our remembering our truth and creating continued disinformation.  

So, while this isn’t necessarily a difficult week, there are some difficult transits, likely designed to prepare us for next week’s Lunar Eclipse.  Let go of what doesn’t serve you – the stories, the old emotions, grudges etc., and next week will be easy breezy!  

Blessings,

Janet HIckox

www.living-astrology.com

Moon in Leo and Weekend Astrology

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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? 

Release/Complete/Reveal:  

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!

DO: 

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!

DO NOT:

  • 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

What’s Up in the Stars This Week?

The major focus of the week ahead of us is Venus & Mars both ingress new signs.  Venus moves from Aquarius to Pisces and Mars is released from the slower vibe of Taurus into the more mobile Gemini energy

Astrology for the Week of March 24-31, 2019

I hope everyone had a spectacular Spring or Fall Equinox and enjoyed the shifting energies of last week.  If you tuned into the spirit and quality of the time we just passed through, what you might find is that the world is awash in new potential, and we humans are not immune to the rush of newness.  After all, the 0 Aries point (known as Spring or Fall) marks the beginning of the astrological new year – all is indeed, new!

The major focus of the week ahead of us is Venus & Mars both ingress new signs.  Venus moves from Aquarius to Pisces and Mars is released from the slower vibe of Taurus into the more mobile Gemini energy.  And, perhaps best of all, Mercury turns from retrograde into Direct motion.  I would say that the character of the week or the buzz word of this week is CHANGE.

Let’s dig in and get the details:

SundaySunday, March 24, 2019 –  While I normally include Sunday in the previous week, I didn’t write a complete post for last week, so I want to make sure we start there.  The Moon is in Scorpio for the day and things are not light, airy and breezy, but more intense, passionate with hidden currents moving through the collective.  That doesn’t mean it’s a bad day, but rather it makes it a good day to do some personal processing work, or try to get to the bottom of something.

Mercury Rx conjunct Neptune – There are two distinct potentials to how this transit can play out today.  The positive expression is that it enables you to think and express yourself with subtlety, expressing ideas and feelings that you don’t always have access to.  Artistic and creative expression is heightened, but as you are easily accessing the subconscious realms, not everyone may understand what you are trying to convey.  During this time our imaginative and mysterious inclinations are favored.

The more negative expression of this transit occurs when our imagination pushes us into illusion or unreality.  We may feel like we can enact our fantasies, and then when this transit is over the reality of our folly reveals our confused and unclear thinking.  This is not likely going to be a day of making big, life-changing decisions.

Another difficulty with this transit is the possibility of communication missteps.  We aren’t thinking clearly and our words, though they sound good to us, are not being heard by other people in their best light.  What you say may be easily misunderstood, so take care to be clear when communicating anything of importance.

Hello MondayMonday, March 25, 2019 – While you slept, the Moon moved in Sagittarius.  I just love starting a work week with the Moon in go-ahead mood and in the sign of Sagittarius.  We are moved to see the humor in things today, and we greet the day with a sense of adventure and optimism.  About the only thing to watch out for is an over-optimistic view that focuses on big ideas, but has few details.  Remember that if you are embarking on something new now, it takes both the big picture and the details to make it complete.

Moon trine Sun – Today’s accomplishments feel good and provide the basis for what will come later.  Meeting new people today may have an impact on you that lasts.  If something feels right, then it probably is right.  Your job is to put your best foot forward and follow through!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Venus ingress Pisces  Venus in Pisces

Today Venus leaves Transpersonal Aquarius for Transcendent Pisces. Themes and values like Love, Universal Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Abundance & Flow emerge into our awareness.

Now Venus puts on her ethereal garb. In Pisces, Venus is exalted – meaning she is very comfortable in the sign.  She can get caught up in the magic of romance as love and attraction get idealized. The lines get blurred for us between what is real and what is imagined. On the other hand, we are more compassionate and sensitive to one another’s pain which moves us to altruism and acts of kindness and generosity. Venus is in Pisces until April 20.

Wed imageWednesday, March 27, 2019 – The Moon is Void-of-course until 7:08 am PT/10:08 am ET this morning before it moves out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn.  Everybody is into getting down to business for a couple of days, though that may not guarantee any business gets done. It’s all about the proper attitude and appropriate emotional expression.  Get your work done, then let your hair down.  The Moon favors innovation and creative thinking today as it has a good relationship with Venus and with Uranus.

The Moon also squares the Sun today and that means that we have reached the “Crisis of Consciousness” part of the lunar cycle. We are faced with the inner shifts that need to take place in order for us to complete our New Moon intentions.  Let go of fear, resistance to change and limiting thinking and you can soar!

Venus sextile Uranus – This combination might make it difficult for you to stay focused on work today as required by the Moon in Capricorn.  In that case, you might feel yourself counting down the moments until you can get out of the office and into party mode.  That would be the best way to utilize this energy.  Work where appropriate and play where/when appropriate!  Or mix the two if that seems like a viable option.

You might also attract new friends under this influence, and they may be people who have a revolutionary effect upon you – changing your outlook, attitude or life in some interesting way.  Everyone seems interesting and interested.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 –  Mercury Direct Today

Early this morning Mercury, planet of Communication, the Mind and Transportation, Thankful Thursdayleaves retrograde for direct motion. We can all breathe a sigh of relief – except we still have the “retroshade” to deal with for a few more weeks.  The messenger planet has been retrograde in Pisces since March 5 reminding us of our Spiritual, Intuitive and Esoteric connections.  Now with Mercury moving forward we can take the lessons and revelations that we discovered about ourselves out into the world.  It’s now the time to demonstrate your as the embodiment of Spirit.  When your mind forgets it’s connection, try asking the question, “What if ___________?”  For instance, What if I am the creator of my reality and can change my life positively? or What if we can live in a world of peace and harmony?  This evokes “allowing” energy and turns the mind toward more positive territory.  Perfect for taking Mercury’s retrograde lessons out to the world you live in!

The Moon is in Capricorn all day, and she is making good connections to Mercury & Neptune.  You might remember that on Monday these two (Mercury & Neptune) were in a conjunction and our imagination and creativity were stimulated.  Now is the time to take those ideas and turn them into concrete format.  Make a plan and execute the plan.  Later in the day the Moon conjuncts Saturn conferring focus, concentration and determination to our projects.

Friday, March 29, 2019

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The Moon sits in Capricorn for most of the day today as it conjuncts Pluto, trines Mars and squares Uranus.  The day can alternate between powerful, confrontational, unpredictable and back again, with many possibilities in between!  By the end of today, you will be so ready for the weekend!

It’s not that it is a bad day or anything.  It is just demanding of our time and attention.  We might feel like pushing the river, when of course that might blow up in our faces.  There is strength and high energy available today.  And, as long as we aren’t frustrated or angry, we can put that to good use in getting things done.  If frustration/anger builds up today, release it through physical activity.  And Uranus adds an element of surprise and unpredictability to the day, so be ready for anything!

Mars will be sitting at 29 Taurus as he prepares to move into Gemini on Saturday/Sunday.  Pay attention to what is ending, what is in process of completion and what possibilities are opening up for you.  Prepare for an energetic shift in your ability to take action and move forward.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Today the Moon in Aquarius playfully engages the Sun in doing things in new, creative, innovative, and unexpected ways.  Taking it easy and letting things happen will let opportunities continue to grow that are already underway. Situations beginning now will be cooperative and helpful to you as they progress. A general atmosphere of getting along together prevails and will continue to if you just go with the flow.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Late last evening on the West Coast and early this morning in the East, Mars made its move out of Taurus and into Gemini and changes the energy vibe for all of us.  While in Taurus our forward momentum was slowed down as we were having to be more deliberate in the execution of our plans.  After Mars being in Aries from January into early February, you might have felt stuck or stymied in getting what you wanted.  Well that changes now as Mars in Gemini is quick witted, quick to take action, and changeable.

While Mars is in Gemini we can become interested in many things, and dabble a bit with the new and unique.  We are more versatile and flexible, but also tend to lose focus or get bored easily.  We have to watch out for scattering our energy – this can be especially exacerbated as this is a Universal Year 3 where the natural tendency is to want to expand and explore, yet we can find ourselves scattered.

How do you deal with all this quixotic energy?  Make lists, start your day in meditation, if you feel yourself becoming unfocused or scattered, take a break and move your body, make a commitment to yourself to get what you have to do done before you move onto other things, and finally, be good to yourself if you end up straying – you might just stumble onto something wonderful for use later.

That’s it for the week everyone!  Not too bad, right?  Take care & enjoy …

Have a stellar week,

Janet Hickox, Living Astrology

Weekly Astrology & Human Design

Astrology & Human Design

Feb. 11-17, 2019

We have a bit of a wild week developing as Mars and Uranus are closing in for their conjunction in Aries at the same time the Moon and Sun are reaching their first quarter square.  Tuesday 2/12/19 is the “bulls-eye” day for this week’s energy.

When Mars and Uranus come together we have combustion with a dose of unexpectedness.  And, when the Moon squares the Sun it is called the “Crisis of Action” where we must confront the outer world circumstances that appear to block our forward progress from our intentions set at the New Moon 1 week prior.

Our Human Design week begins with the Sun at 49-Revolution and the Earth at Gate 4-Answers.  Here we have a bit of the fuel that can spark the Mars/Uranus transformation and the Crisis of Action of the Moon this week.  Likely this is not going to be a quiet one – but likely a bit wild, a little unpredictable, and possibly even exciting.

Here’s a rundown of what we can expect for the upcoming week:

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Monday, February 11, 2019

The Moon spends the day in Taurus and favors sensibility, practical beauty, and the grace of being in touch with nature itself. Simplicity works, traditional fare is ever elegant.

The planet Mercury is giving us a sneak peek into next week’s placement of the Sun at Gate 55-Abundance.  Wherever Mercury precedes the Sun, the seeds of new energy are being planted.  The seeds are abundance and prosperity.  How will you receive yours?  That will be answered with the Full Moon the week of February 19 – so stay tuned, but also open up and be receptive.

Moon Trine Venus

Knowing what you want and moving on to get it is the opportunity of the day, and what you fall into now may be just the chance you’ve been waiting for. Sharing goals and deciding to mutually go for it will be the best of all possible worlds for everybody, with a minimum of conflict resulting later.

Moon Sextile Neptune

When the Moon and Neptune meet up in this way, we have easy access to both intuition and imagination and the possible practical application of both.  Let your spirit soar to dreamy places, then bring your ideas into reality.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Moon Square Sun – 1st Quarter Moon – Crisis of Action
Uncertainty and shifting grounds can mark the day’s outcomes, and confidence may retreat in the face of a challenge. Confrontation is the wrong game to play, but pulling out entirely is equally unsuitable. Make judicious compromise now and the resulting situation will improve,but don’t chase diminishing returns.

Mars Conjunct Uranus  
A general tendency to fire off too fast, shoot from the hip and miss, and boil over
unpredictably marks this as a very volatile time. Accidents abound, tempers flare, and sudden moves bring cause for regret. Look both ways crossing the street and avoid potentially explosive situations — and don’t fly off the handle yourself.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Moon is in Taurus until 1:33 am PT/4:33 am ET and then moves into Gemini.  We’re shifting from the practical, down-to-Earth to the communicative and curious.  Words abound and messages fly for the next couple of days.  It’s a good time for making new contacts and developing old ones, and for putting your finger on feelings that have been waiting the right kind of expression. Say what you mean, but don’t be afraid to change it, refine it, on the fly.

Moon square Mercury

This is probably a good time for all parties to back off a bit and make sure that what looks like a great idea isn’t actually a hidden misunderstanding. What feels right may be impractical or misleading, so a second look is in order to avoid having to re-position later.  Don’t believe all you hear, or all you say.

 

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

The lovebirds – Venus & Mars – are both in Earth signs – it’s all about the romantic and the practical right now.  Venus in Capricorn is wearing her business garb and guys your best route to her heart is through being direct.  Have a plan for the evening and be on time!  Mars moves into Taurus today, girls your way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so feed him wonderful foods and desserts!

Since the beginning of the year Mars, planet of action, has been in Aries a sign he rules.  We were moving forward at a good pace.  Now as Mars moves into Taurus today actions become of necessity more deliberate and slow.  This can feel a bit frustrating to us, but stick with the pace presented to you and you will be able to reap the benefits of slowing down and being more deliberate.

Today the Sun and Earth shift into new gates in your Human Design.  The Sun is now at Gate 30-Desire and the Earth at Gate 29-Commitment.  The Earth challenges us to be careful what we are committing our energies to.  If we jump to quickly, we may find ourselves committed to something only halfheartedly.  This is our week to move our authentic desires towards action and then commit.  Here are my usual words of caution – Use your Type, Strategy & Authority to make correct decisions for YOU.  If you have no idea what I am talking about, then get your FREE Human Design Chart & Report.

Moon Opposing Jupiter

Today is a feel good day and about the only problem is if you overdo anything.  We are not overly self-disciplined during this transit and we can easily think we can do more, eat more, drink more, spend more than is good for us.  Just stay within your means today.  We are definitely more sociable on a day like today.  This is a great transit to have for Valentine’s Day as long as we can all stay within boundaries.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

This morning the Moon moves into Cancer.  Expect feelings to get a little more intense for the next few days, especially when there may be bottled up emotions that haven’t been expressed. The emotional energy makes it hard to say what you mean so be careful to be sincere but not confrontational. We may feel more nurturing now, just don’t let it become smothering.

Moon Sextile Mars

The Moon and Mars are in a great relationship today as long as you don’t try to push things to make them happen.  Maybe try sitting back and letting the circumstances around you dictate the pace that you work with during the day.  Otherwise, you may end the day frustrated and feeling like you didn’t anything accomplished.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Moon opposing Venus, Saturn & Pluto

Today may be a bit of a difficult day as the Moon is in challenging aspect to first Venus, then Saturn, then Pluto all in Capricorn.

Feelings and desires may tug and roil around you, and trying to create an even balance may be elusive. The environment may be alternating hot & cold, so it is best to wait to make commitments until tomorrow or next week – waiting for clarity serves you best today.  Patience now saves you headaches later.  Apply this to relationships, commitments to time, money or your energy.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Moon transitions out of Cancer and into Leo this morning.  For the next few days it’s all about fun and creativity.  It’s time to make a breakthrough and let your genius shine outward to the world.

Venus sextile Neptune

Simplicity, love and good taste is what today is all about.  No need to be flaunting anything – it all falls into place beautifully.  Embrace love as a higher power.

Sun sextile Uranus

Creativity, surprises, breakthroughs, flashes of insight and more – that’s what this aspect brings.  Be ready to rock the world with your brilliance!  This energy follows us into Monday as well.  Enjoy!

Here’s hoping everyone has a stellar week!

Love, Janet Hickox

 

Happy New Year!

Astrology for the 1st Week of the New Year –

December 31 to January 6, 2019

 

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While the last couple of weeks in 2018 were fairly calm, the first week of 2019 is all about stirring things up.  It starts with Mars moving into Aries (the sign it rules) and the yellow caution sign turns green!  As we continue through the week, the Sun conjuncts Saturn setting the tone for their interaction over the year, we experience the first 2019 Solar Eclipse at 15 Capricorn, and the last planet in retrograde, Uranus, turns direct!  We have many indications that it is time to move forward!  And we are definitely ready, willing and able!  Let’s take a deeper look:
Monday, 12/31/18 – The Moon in Scorpio today merges deep emotional and intuitive energy with practical, simple and systematic actions.  We can play the long game now, letting the energy build up and then taking action in accordance to what shows up for us – no need to push!
Mars, planet of action and forward motion, has spent the last few weeks in the sign of Pisces and we felt like we were slogging through water.  Well no more! This evening Mars moves into Aries, the sign it rules, and action is restored.  The urge to act becomes stronger for some time, and often the actions come too quickly and precipitously, so be prepared for rash moves and subsequent retractions or re-directions. Be cautious not to be swept along unless you really mean to follow through and know what you’re doing. If you do, however, the tide is with you.
Best Action:  It’s New Year’s Eve – enjoy the holiday, reflect on the old year passing, and dream of what 2019 may bring.  Even though the engines are revving up, wait for the correct opportunities for you!
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Tuesday, 01-01-2019 –   Happy New Year !!  Today the Moon in Scorpio hangs with Pluto & Venus evoking our passions and emotional connections to one another.  We want to get along and create win-win situations in our lives moving forward.  Charm abounds and an atmosphere of love and desire allows for all sorts of pleasantries and can provide the foundations of more like it to come, if you go for it now. Starting something new today can bring the start of great friendships, creative projects, and achievements that bring both wealth and love.
The most important aspect of the day occurs late evening (in PT, early next morning in ET) when the Sun conjuncts Saturn in Capricorn.  This marks a time of altering our life course and setting goals – sounds a lot like New Year’s resolutions, yes?  Spend some time now in accessing what your desires are for the upcoming year, and then determining whether or not you are in alignment with your actions.
Best Action:  Take some time for self-reflection, write down goals & desires, and create space in your life for win-wins!
Wednesday, 1-2-19 – Today the Moon in Sagittarius trines Mars in Aries.  The engines are revved up, and the we have the green flag!  There is an excitement to the day as we engage ourselves in a new year with new possibilities.  Power and strength are our allies now, and we feel like we can accomplish anything!  With the Moon in Sagittarius we are optimistic and feel the need for honesty in all we do.  Just remember to keep a reign on your words.  No one wants to be at the receiving end of self-righteousness or blunt communication.  Stop, think, then speak so no one gets their feelings hurt.
Best Action:  Take action!  We have waited for this energy for a long time, and now we have it!  Just be sure to take care in what it is you do.  Follow your Type, Strategy & Authority to make the best decisions for YOU.
Thursday, 1-3-19 – The Moon conjuncts Jupiter in Sagittarius today.  Our feelings of optimism and our actions are in harmony.  You could say that our Hearts & Minds are aligned right now.  Take advantage of the day.  About the only caution is to make sure you are being proportional in everything you do.  Don’t let your optimism and high energy get you into trouble later – keep an eye to sustainability and stewardship – in your energy, time, and money.
One small bump in the day comes when the Moon squares Neptune.  Feelings and internal visions can get muddled, and emotional miscommunication, either unintended or on purpose, may get in the way.  Be cautious in making long-term commitments – don’t get carried away!
Best Action:  Use the day’s feel good energy to take action on your goals and plans, but be cautious about making any long-term commitments not in alignment with those plans.  Stay true to YOU!
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The Weekend 
Friday, 1-4-19 – Today both the Moon and Mercury move into Capricorn.  Everybody is getting down to business for a couple of days, though that may not guarantee any business gets done – especially as this is the gateway to the weekend. Linear thinking is favored over emotional reactions.  This is a great time to gain clarity in your life goals, making contacts and committing to high standards of behavior.  Be watchful for becoming too serious or rigid in your thinking.
The Moon is closing in on a conjunction to the Sun in Capricorn i.e. a New Moon Solar Eclipse.  So while today is great for thinking and developing plans, hold off on taking a new actions until after tomorrow’s New Moon.
Best Action:   Clear thinking without emotional attachment is favored today.  Make plans for your future that are grounded in reality through taking actionable steps.  Just wait to take those steps until after the new moon.
Saturday, 1-5-19   –  New Moon-Solar Eclipse in Capricorn today
When new year’s resolutions are based on fact, they are not resolutions anymore, but
projections. So get a realistic perspective and make that your prospective and you’ll be ahead of the game.
It’s time for the new, but the new that you know and can rely upon. A small, firm start is twice as good as a big, false one that has to be redone from scratch. Once you have your foot in the door, you can bust it down with the next push. It feels compulsory to do something right now, but the choice of action is up to you. This month, let it grow out of your experience, not your speculations, however fertile they may be.
Best Action:  Set solid, achievable goals/intentions that create incremental growth – no big splashy actions needed to get where you want to be!
Sunday, 1-6-19 –    Uranus Turns Direct at 28 Aries
Uranus moving forward signals a time of NO RETROGRADE planets!  YES!  Throughout 2018 we were doing a lot of inner work as planets were retrograde.  At one point in the Summer of 2018, there were 7 planets retrograde at one time!  Whew!  Finally we are all systems go, and full-steam ahead.  We won’t have another retrograde planet until March when Mercury changes directions.  But for now, we have the go-ahead from the Universe to take action and move forward demonstrating all the integration we have done.
There is one catch though – when Uranus turns Direct there can be sudden surprises, changes, explosions, excitement, upsets in the world and sometimes even in our personal lives.  Uranus did retrograde backward into Aries which gave us the Japanese earthquake & tsunami, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, the Trump presidency in the USA, #metoo, and many other revolutionary and earth-shaking experiences.  Expect that there may be one or two more surprises for us as Uranus winds down this Aries transit finally moving into Taurus in March for the next 7 years.
Best Action:  Be open-minded and be prepared to take action when opportunity knocks!
Have a great week!
Janet

Weekly Astrology Forecast Dec. 17-23

This week the Moon moves through Aries, Taurus, Gemini & Cancer.  The Moon, representing our emotions and deeper soul being, is moving through the first 4 signs of the Zodiac this week taking us deeper into self-awareness, self-worth, speaking our truth, and nurturing.   There are a few things for us to be watchful about, but for the most part we have a nice week on tap going into the Christmas holiday. 

Week of December 17-23, 2018

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This Week’s Moon:  Moon in Aries, Taurus, Gemini & Cancer

Monday 12/17:       Moon in Aries square Pluto, trine the Sun, conjunct Uranus

Tuesday 12/18:      Moon in Aries/Taurus, trine Saturn and opposing Venus

Wednesday 12/19:  Moon in Taurus sextile Neptune, Trine Pluto, sextile Mars

Thursday 12/20:     Moon in Taurus/Gemini, opposing Mercury & Jupiter, Sun trine Uranus

Friday 12/21:    Moon in Gemini, Venus trine Neptune, Mercury conjunct Jupiter, Sun in Capricorn (Winter Solstice)

Saturday 12/22:     Moon in Gemini/Cancer, Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn, sextile Uranus

Sunday 12/23:       Moon in Cancer opposing Saturn, trine Neptune & Venus, opposing Pluto

This week the Moon moves through Aries, Taurus, Gemini & Cancer.  The Moon, representing our emotions and deeper soul being, is moving through the first 4 signs of the Zodiac this week taking us deeper into self-awareness, self-worth, speaking our truth, and nurturing.   There are a few things for us to be watchful about, but for the most part we have a nice week on tap going into the Christmas holiday.  Let’s break it down:

Monday, 12/17/18 – The Moon begins the week in Aries squaring powerhouse Pluto.  There may be some undercurrents moving through us where we want to use repeated force to get something done.  We have learned that lesson haven’t we?  Force is a shadow energy related to impatience.  Be patient, and allow things to be revealed, or to happen for you.

The Moon in positive relationship to the Sun today adds to a feeling of confidence and serves us well when pathways open up in front of us.  Contacts made now will serve to benefit you now and in the future – especially when the connections “feels” right.

Late this evening and into tomorrow, the Moon meets up with the great awakener, Uranus, so expect some sudden outbursts, fits of temper, or surprises in the outer world.  You may even find sudden revelations startle you into new opportunities.  Keep your eyes open.

FYI – Venus moves into new territory today for the first time since September 2, 2018 when she entered her retrograde zone.  Where we have seen money issues, or problems in living from our values, or relationship problems rearing their ugly heads in our lives, we are about to be able to move forward and leave the old behind!  Be prepared for prosperity, living from the heart & having fantastic relationships!  Whoo Hoo!

Best Action: Remember that force is not a good way to get things done.  Be patient and be prepared for surprises today!

Tuesday, 12-18-18 –   While we slept, the Moon moved into Taurus.  The next couple of days are great for taking practical, down-to-Earth steps on your goals or in getting things done.  Elegant simplicity, beauty & tradition is favored.  The Moon and Saturn come together today in a very positive, mutually reassuring way.  If we are launching projects right now, stability and practicality are favored.

Later in the evening, the Moon & Venus are in opposition, and that means that feelings and desires may be roiling around you, stirring up and challenging your mind. Don’t jump into anything (relationships, spending large sums of money, or even changing your appearance) you are not sure of right now – wait until clarity comes tomorrow.  Follow your emotional self, which waits for clarity before taking action.  At this point, I usually say “sleep on it” and decide later.

Best Action:  Pare things down to simple, practical elegance. Today is NOT a great day to jump into or out of relationships, spend large sums of money, or change your appearance (like deciding purple spiked hair would be good- which you would likely hate tomorrow)

Season of Joy

Wednesday, 12-19-18 – The Moon in Taurus angles beautifully with Neptune today, giving us a Spiritual lift and making us feel more hopeful, and at ease with those around us.  And later in the day, the Moon and Pluto come together to add Faith in oneself and a sure self-confidence to the mix.  Not to be outdone, Mars and the Moon also come together to add an extra dose of energy, staying power and dynamism to the day.  All in all, this is a feel good day, when our connection to Spirit and to the Spirit of the season come together in a beautiful harmony.  Enjoy!

Best Action:  No need to push or pull at anything today.  Just enjoy the peace, love and joy the day brings.

Thursday, 12-20-18 – The Moon moves into Gemini at 6:35 am PT/9:35 am ET where, for the next couple of days, expression through thoughts, words and deeds takes center stage.  The Moon in Gemini is also sociable and entertaining.  Great energy to go into the last days of autumn with.  As the day wears on, the Gemini Moon moves into an inventive and original thinking relationship with the planet Uranus.  Gemini rules the lower calculating mind, and Uranus the higher innovative mind, so today you may be blessed with original thinking and new approaches to solving old problems!  Like a breath of fresh air, new ideas may be just a thought away!  The Moon is also opposing Gemini’s ruling planet, Mercury, today as well, so keep pen and paper handy to write down all those delicious ideas.  Since the energy is better for winding down than starting new things (we’re in the shadow of the full Moon) your ideas & revelations may be things to work on as we move into the New Year and new moon windows.

Later this evening, the Moon opposes Jupiter, so don’t get carried away with anything!  The Moon and Jupiter tend to lack discipline, so remember that too much of a good thing is as bad as not enough!

Best Action: Be prepared for unique and new ideas that require some time to bring into fruition.  Keep pen and paper handy so you don’t lose the idea in the rush of the holidays.

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The Weekend 

Friday, 12-21-18 –   Happy Winter Solstice Today!  But, before we actually get to the Solstice, there are a few transits for us to deal with.  The Moon in Gemini begins the day in a challenging aspect to Neptune in Pisces.  This is not a day to make long-term commitments, as there are too many mixed signals coming to us from the mind, the emotions and our intuition.  Later this evening, clarity may be forth coming.

The planet Venus is in a lovely relationship to Neptune, which makes for creativity, dreaming up new ideas, romantic connections with our partners.  Just be aware that you may not be seeing your relationships clearly today, so enjoy the time together, but don’t make commitments while you’re not clear.  Have fun now, and maybe later you can see the relationship with more clarity.

Rounding out the early part of our day, the planet Mercury conjuncts Jupiter and we are filled with new plans, and if you find a really good one to latch onto, you may find that it takes you to success.  But … today isn’t the best day to lay out the details of a plan.  Just get down the concepts and the big picture of the idea.  Time will come in the next days/weeks for you to get all the juicy details.

Winter begins at 2:23 pm PT/5:23 pm ET when the Sun moves into Capricorn.  With the Moon still in Gemini, and the Sun in Capricorn, this evening is a bit serious.  It feels like our emotions, mind and actions are not in alignment, and you would be correct!  They are not!  Accept uncertainty for now as clarity and reality will set in soon.

Best Action: Be dreamy, be romantic, don’t be terribly serious about anything, and just know that the time is coming for us to engage reality and our goals.  Now is not that time.

Saturday, 12-22-18   – The Moon transitions from Gemini to Cancer this morning becoming full a short time later.  This is the Full “Wolf” Moon which occurs at 9:49 am PT/12:49 pm ET.  Expect that feelings and emotions will be a little more intense for the next few days as the Moon in Cancer is in the sign she rules, giving our emotions more outlets for expression.  But there is also a sort of sweet nostalgia for traditions from our past that is present for us right now.  We may find that we are really looking forward to spending the holiday with friends and family and reconnecting with good times from our past.  On the other hand, there can also be emotional gut checks for some, as the holidays may not always have been a source of happiness and cheer.  Be gentle with one another now as you really have no idea what emotional stuff lies in the depths of anyone’s life and experiences.

Best Action:  Compassion, and holding one’s own emotions and reactions in check.

Sunday, 12-23-18 –  The Moon is in Cancer today opposing Saturn which means that the environment is running hot and cold, and just as you think you’re warming up to someone, they can suddenly turn negative. Similarly there is a bit of ambivalence and non-clarity about what direction to take with projects, or whether or not to even take action.  So wait and be patient until we have more energy that supports taking action.

The Moon is also in a nice flow of energy today with Neptune and Venus.  We are intuitive, imaginative and given to flights of fancy later in today.  Listen to your gut because the emotional wave forms are confusing, and there is a dearth of mind energy to help us make decisions.  If you can put off making any big decisions, do it!  We may know what we want, but we are not sure of the direction to take to get it … so again … wait!  As late in the day the Moon opposes Pluto, patience will get you further than anything else!

Best Action:  Watch a movie, hang out with friends/family, play games, do anything but make big decisions or get involved in emotional battles with anyone.

Have a great week!

Janet