Weekly Insight

your horoscope! week of October 31st-November 6th

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
Watching a beachball blow across the sand. You have an opportunity this week to uplift yourself. Follow your heart. Don’t despair. Don’t overthink. Don’t get caught up in the stress of daily details. Lift yourself up. Do it consciously. As you put yourself in a consciously higher mindset, you will find that the momentum does the rest...

Weekend Horoscope April 15th

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Aries :: Aries Rising
Ancient oak tree. The bigger your root system, the more glorious your branches. Find joy in grounding yourself, that will bring you the transformation you desire in your vocation.

Taurus :: Taurus Rising
A yo-yo on a string. It may be time to take a trip. This is important not just because of relaxation, but because you are ready for some kind of exploration of your identity. In this case, the yo-you doesn’t represent being pulled in different directions, it means “going and coming back.” A journey will help you know yourself. If it’s not the right time for a physical journey, take a mental one.

Gemini :: Gemini Rising
A large stone interrupting the current in the river. Major shifts are taking place in your subconscious belief systems. It’s easy because you are ready for transformation. Your stream of thought can simply take on a new pattern. What would you like it to be?

Cancer :: Cancer Rising
A close conversation. A conversation with a close friend or partner helps you shift how you think about your future and maybe even society as a whole. Be open minded to new ways of thinking.

Leo :: Leo Rising
A fire in a field conditions the soil. You are thinking about how you shine on the public stage, at work and in life. Feeling grounded in your daily habits and paying attention to your health will help you get noticed in the ways that you want to.

Virgo :: Virgo Rising
A sundial. Your mind is working to grasp hold of the “big picture.” What is life about? What is the nature of humanity?” The sundial reminds us to ask, “What does the Earth look like from the Sun’s perspective?” It’s a different point of view. This is important because you sense that a shift in your worldview can help you find peace in your life. You’ll find the answers by investigating the nature of creative expression. Start by firing up your own creative endeavors.

Libra :: Libra Rising
A snake’s scales form a geometric pattern. Shed your skin. Your mental focus is on transformation, fuel it by strengthening your emotional foundation. Take good care of your inner child so that you can expand.

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
The warmth of the Sun’s rays. Love, love, love another. That is what you yearn to do. Love them in a way that they can understand. Learn their love language.

Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
Footsteps on the beach. Do things that feel good for your body, that will soothe your mind and give you the security that you are ready for. Connect your body with nature. Get grounded.

Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
Dolphins playing. Freedom of expression allows your to connect with yourself. No more holding back. Play. Just straight up play.

Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
Bloodhound on the trail. Going inward to discover secrets. Mysteries will reveal themselves. Carve out some quiet time at home. Get really still and reflect on the past. It may be emotional, but see things in a new light. Investigate.

Pisces :: Pisces Rising
Silent communication. Communication is prime right now. You are so ready to share with others and it is so facilitated that you may even discover that you don’t have to say much. Your communication can become nearly telepathic. Push the boundaries of your powerful mind.

Astrological Overview for the Week of March 28 - April 3rd

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Monday, March 28th- Venus Semi-Sextile Uranus

Harmony gets disrupted, shifted... maybe even reinvigorated? Expect Uncomfortable Newness. Accept it. Receive it.

 

Tuesday, March 29th- Venus Conjunct South Node, Mercury Inconjunct Jupiter, Mercury Trine Saturn

Take stock of your skills. Really. Write a list of your gifts and talents. Then add to the list the things that make you happy. As you write them, feel that happiness. This is your foundation.

 

Wednesday, March 30th- Venus Conjunct Chiron, Mercury Square Pluto, Sun Semi-sextile Neptune

Now it’s time for deep healing. Make sure to set aside some time to meditate. You may need the clarity that comes from meditation today. There is focus on the “control vs. letting go” axis. You may want to heal and let go, but to do that you will have to be able to loosen your grip on your old story.

 

Thursday, March 31st- Mercury Conjunct Uranus

Dynamite. After all the healing work that happened yesterday, now it’s time to institute some NEW ways of thinking. Blow up the old ways, clear out the debris, allow new inspiration. All for the sake of freedom from the past.

 

Friday, April 1st- Mercury Sesqui-quadrate Mars, Mercury Inconjunct N. Node, Mercury Semi-sextile Chiron

A few minor aspects that collectively may signify seeking alignment and the potential frustration that can accompany that. Easy does it. Sometime the mind is a wily beast. Your alignment will come from being gentle. with yourself. Clearing the mind is key today.

 

Saturday, April 2nd- No major or minor aspects.

 

Sunday, April 3rd- Mercury Semi-Square Neptune

A little tension here today between thinking and dreaming. That could mean that you feel cloudy and out-of-it. It could mean that you are aren’t understanding the reality of a situation. Or, conversely, you could be missing the forest for the trees— too caught up in the details and out of alignment. To use this aspect to your advantage, it may help to remind yourself to tune into your intuition and also make an effort to be very present throughout the day. You could also just give into the dream world— spend the day at the movies, go to the park or be creative in your favorite way.

Astrology for the Week of March 20-26

Follow your yellow brick road... artwork by Sandy Sitron

Sunday-

The Sun moves into Aries! Spring Equinox! The beginning of the new astrological calendar.

Aries is the first sign. A FIRE sign. Fire is the “Identity principle.” Aries is learning about Identity in personal and action-oriented ways. The key phrase for Aries is “I am.”

I always think of Aries as the baby’s first cry when it is born. “I am” the baby cries! I am here. I am alive. 

Aries deals with themes of individuality. Defining of self. Leadership. Self-confidence. The pioneer.

Meditation for Aries from Joan Hodgson’s “Astrology the Sacred Science”:

“It is good for the Arietian to meditate often on the still clear flame on the altar, in the sanctuary of his innermost being. Look into the flame; feel it’s qualities of cleansing and illumination. See it growing stronger and brighter, and go right into the heart of the flame. Feel it burning away all that is selfish, proud, opinionated and unworthy in your nature. Until only pure love, the pure gold remains. In the flame you are one with the Great spirit. His light and power shine through you to illuminate dark places, and to bring new hope and courage to those who are despairing.”

 

 

Monday- 

There are no major aspects today, but the Moon is Void of Course from 6:51 pm - 6:40 am on Tuesday, so it is a great time to learn about Void of Course Moon.

The Void of Course Moon is an “in-between time.”

Our Moon satellite moves relatively fast— changing signs about every 2.5 days. Void of Course is the time period beginning when the Moon makes it’s last aspect in a sign and ending when the Moon enters the next sign. 

The Void of Course Moon is a time of distraction, confusion, and also… openness. Openness to what is unknown. It is flow-y, intuitive and undefined. 

At the VC moon you may choose to do small projects like organizing your things. You may choose to go inward and meditate. Take advantage of this time of heightened intuition. It’s not a great time to make a large announcement that you want a lot of people to hear. It’s not a great time to make a big decision. It’s definitely not a great time to spend a lot of money on a expensive item. Things may not be as they appear at this time. It’s a time for more inward, reflective processing. 

For those of you interested in marketing, getting out there and getting heard, take note— the void of course moon is a time when your words may not be noticed. So save your Instagram posts for moments when the Moon is not Void of Course!

 

This week the Moon is Void of Course:

March 21st at 6:51 pm - March 22nd at 6:40 am

March 23rd at 10:24am - March 24th at 9:22am

March 26th at 8:35 am - later that day at 3:45 pm

 

Tuesday-

Mercury enters Aries.

"Mindset" Mercury enters Aries-- the sign of the leader, the entrepreneur, the pioneer, the warrior. This is a time period to bring these themes to the front of your mind. This is a time when we focus on mental boundaries. “Who am I?”, “What do I say yes to?” “What do I say no to?”  Practice being decisive during this time. Practice learning to love yourself fully. 

 

Wednesday-

Sun Conjunct Mercury, Jupiter Square Saturn, South Node Conjunct Chiron

Full Moon in Libra 8:01am EDT

Lunar Eclipse at 3 degrees 17 minutes of Libra, penumbral eclipse (subtle lunar eclipse)

Moon Void of Course 10:24am-9:22 am

A lot of energies come to a head today. Themes: Consciousness. (Sun conjunct Mercury) Letting go of behaviors that no longer serve you. (South Node Conjunct Chiron) Creating a stable base for expansion. (Jupiter Square Saturn) Setting boundaries so that you can partner effectively with others. (Full Moon in Libra) Allowing the Unknown. (Void of Course Moon)

 

This is a day to bring all of the Letting Go that you have been experiencing during this month to a point of crescendo. Plan some kind of ritual that focuses on connecting with your Wise Mind, your Inner Guidance. Keep your calendar light to leave space for the unknown. 

 

Issues in a relationship may encourage you to define where you begin and where the other person ends. Good questions for today… When anger arises within you, can you express it without putting the other person on the defensive? How would you do that? Maybe begin by owning that the emotion is your own, and that no one else made you feel it. It’s important to be able to express your anger without turning it into a weapon.

Or, are you one who is never angry, but is mysteriously surrounded by “angry” people? The Libra / Aries opposition reminds us that projecting your anger really doesn’t help. Figure out how to take it back. 

 

Thursday-

Mercury Trine Mars

The perfect transit to come down off of the intense energy of Wednesday’s Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse. Integrate your new knowledge of yourself. You have learned a lot about who you are. Today’s harmonious trine energy allows you to do something with this knowledge.

 

Friday-

Venus Opposite Jupiter, Venus Square Saturn

Receive abundance and stability. You may have to maneuver to get yourself into a position where you can receive. We tend to position ourselves to act and forget to open ourself up to assistance. In fact, it seems like all of the fun is in the action sometime. But we all need balance between action and reception. Today is a day to discover where you can “lean back.”

 

Saturday-

Venus Sextile Pluto, Sun Trine Mars

Moon Void of Course 8:35am - 3:45pm

Do what makes your heart sing. Find great pleasure in action today. It’s a day to define your next point of evolution and take the first step on the road in that direction. As the Moon is VC most of the morning and afternoon, employ your intuition to help you know which way to move next.