New Moon in Pisces: Under the Influence

Fairy New Moon (Astrology Explored) With the new moon joining the huge alignment of planets in Pisces the floodgates are about to open. Rarely do we see this many planets in the same sign. Like someone arriving at the theater late, this moon will trip her way through the seats to take her place next to the Sun, stepping on the toes of the other planets. Then she’ll exit stage right until she arrives in the zodiac sign of Aries, a first harbinger of the new spring. There are so many symbols in this configuration; one hardly knows where to start.

Neptune, Chiron, Mercury, Venus, Sun, and Mars tenants the zodiac sign of Pisces. Many people have a difficult time understanding Pisces energy. To be honest, people with a significant Pisces signature in their chart don’t understand Pisces. Some people rail at the Pisces propensity to stay above it all. Truth is Pisces does not engage with the world in a way that other people consider normal. Pisces cries at weddings, laughs at funerals, and dances away from the motor vehicle accidents that they cause by not paying attention to the road. Much of Pisces life has a “do not try this at home” element to it. This sign is all about merging with the river of life, which they do without benefit of a life jacket. “Fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke,” is the favorite saying of one friend with a huge stellium of Pisces planets in his chart. Continue reading

Weekly Astrology Forecast: Nov 9 through Nov 15– Sharing and Caring

Weekly Forecast(Astrology Explored) Astrology for the week of November 9 to November 15

This the final week before the next Solar Eclipse, a kind of a wrap up of the previous six months. The moon moves from Virgo, to Libra, to Scorpio through this week, touching on material concerns, relationships and money, and other people’s resources. It is this week where we find ourselves depending on others instead of our individual selves, when we recognize that we are stronger as part of group than as a lone wolf. Venus in the relationship sign of Libra, urges you, if you feel you walk alone, to immerse yourself in activities that involving the sharing of yourself. Helping others will benefit in more ways than you know. Even before the holidays begin this is the time for sharing and caring.

Aries—The planet of individuality, Uranus, has recently moved into your sign. Have you noticed that your life is more erratic of late, that things keep cropping up that place more obstacles in your life? Aries is never afraid of a challenge, but this is a horse of different color. The problem is that you are unable or unwilling to recognize that your sense of independence runs counter to what is expected of you. Continue reading

Weekly Horoscope Forecast: Almost Lucky

Weekly ForecastFor December 16 to December 22

The Sun in Sagittarius is winding down its travels through the zodiac sign of the Archer making friendly energetic connections with relationship oriented Saturn in Libra, the planet of glamour Neptune and the planet of prophetic visions Chiron. Maybe we are looking through rose-colored glasses this holiday season. Because of the economic down trend (read economic depression) many, many people have less and are living a downsized lifestyle. But the losses have happened, adjustments made, the banks and credit card companies paid off and all that is left to do is solidify our positions and try to make ourselves stable again. Maybe its because we’ve been through the worst, we are feeling that we are OK where we are right now, so at least lets enjoy our families. It’s a time where we feel almost lucky.

The day of the winter solstice, four days before Christmas features a basalmic moon in Scorpio. Due the presence of Pluto in Capricorn in early degrees this year we’ve spent the year dredging though issues of financial security. The markets have been (overall) horrible and over ten percent of the people who want to work can’t find jobs. Since Pluto is the modern ruler of Scorpio, we are finishing up sorting through the muck and mire of why things are the way they are. There is a sense we should put a period on the whole ugly mess and find ways to move on. But because Scorpio is a private zodiac sign this is an internal not an external process. Still it seems a healthy way to wind down 2011 and prepare for 2012. Mars in Virgo supports this moon, so expect to spend a lot of activity tiding up your affairs in preparation for Christmas and the New Year.

Aries–The ram always has itchy feet, ready to split town on a moment’s notice. Many of you will get your wish this year, as you head out to spend some quality time with the folks. Resist the urge to spend so much time with your hometown buddies. Your loved ones want to see you too.

Taurus–You’ve had a pretty good year Taurus, though curiously around the holidays you are feeling you are missing something. Its not that you aren’t getting enough from other people, dear Bull, but that you need to spread around the bounties the Universe has shared with you with others. When that happens you’ll feel more in tune with season.

Gemini–Home for the holidays! Yes! Happy about it, no! Gemini you love a good party but you simply put too much into it to enjoy it. Slow down, don’t expect everything to be perfect and enjoy the people you have around it. If all else fails, a good shot of rum in the eggnog helps.

Cancer–There is nothing you love better than to spend time with your family. However, everyone seems to be too busy to rushing around to spend some quality time with you. Worries about finances dampen your mood as well. Remember, its not what you spend but the thought you put into the gift that counts. And at that Crab you are aces!

Leo–Your extravagant nature may get you into trouble as an expansive mood leads you to spread that plastic around a little too much. You love your family and your friends and you are truly grateful they are in your life. So show them that by spending time rather than your money on them. (Everyone really does understand that Santa had to scale down his operations this year.)

Virgo–You start this week off in a flurry of holiday activity, but of course, you overdo it and are left feeling overwhelmed, cranky and exhausted. Break up what is left to do into small tasks and prioritize the “must dos” from the “that would be nice” jobs. This holiday is meant to be fun, but it will do you or others no good to have you laying wasted on the couch with the flu while others open their presents.

Libra–Is that you yearning for independence? Does relationship king or queen desire to have your own space? What has happened? Has the world ended? No, dear Libra. Its just the Universes way of helping you create balance in your life. Don’t think of this as a time lacking something, but as a time to create more of what fits your life now.

Scorpio–Where you are home for the holidays or keeping some special holiday plans, life right now seems pretty sweet for the Scorpion. You’ve worked hard for the past year, and things haven’t gone your way for much of it but now at least you feel like you’ve wrapped up some important items and now is the time to party. Do so! (Responsibly.)

Sagittarius–It’s just no surprise that the party animal of the Universe arranges to have his or her birthday smack dab in the middle of holiday season. And don’t you like to spread that holiday cheer! Holiday shopping lands you in the middle of electronics departments with charge card in hand. Restrain yourself from wilder, more pricey purchases if at all possible.

Capricorn–Review your investments and downsize the riskier ones. The planet of money, Venus, heads into wild and wooly Aquarius December 21 so that string of good luck you’ve enjoyed lately is not likely to last for you. Investing in and giving gifts made of silver and precious stones strikes the right note this holiday week.

Aquarius–2011 sucked for you and you know it, despite the New Age platitudes you love to spout. However, things have turned turn way again, with your ruling planet, Uranus, moving in a zodiac sign friendly to you and the planet of money moving into your sign. Asks friend in the know the best way to handle practical matters as you are too busy dreaming new dreams to think on a practical track.

Pisces–What can I say, Pisces. This season just drains you. With all the rushing about and trying to nail down things that need to be done, your battery is all out of energy. You are just going to have to let it go, Pisces, and find your way back into the flow. When people ask what you want to Christmas (because no one knows what you’ll like at any given moment) ask for gift certificates for massage sessions. In the meantime, good long soaks in the tub eases frayed nerves.

Weekly Astrology Forecast: Pie Eating and Button Pushing

Weekly ForecastFor the Week September 10, 2011 to September 16, 2011

Unless you are an earth sign you might be feeling that the Universe is working pretty hard to push your buttons.

If you are Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn the world is a hunk of (insert name of favorite) pie as a Grand Trine forms between Jupiter in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn and Mercury in Virgo. You have a choice here to either make some sweeping, life altering changes, or sit on your couches and eat pie. Mind you, with that Jupiter hanging in there eat too much pie and you’ll find it hanging around your waistline.

For the rest of us it is just one annoyance after the other.

Annoyance # 1—Your love life

Venus the planet of love makes an entrance into the partnership-oriented sign of Libra. She makes a stress aspect to Chiron. Imagine a wounded Centaur cavorting with the high priestess of romantic love and you get the picture. Actually this was one character Venus didn’t go to bed with, which was a pretty small soccer field. So the image here is wanting something and hurting because you can’t have it. Or hurting because you do have it. It’s all the same with Chiron.

Annoyance # 2—Your responsibilities.

Saturn in Libra has been tugging at all of us to “play nice” when it comes to our responsibilities and our partnerships. “Can’t we all just get along?” Big fatso Jupiter makes a stress aspect to Saturn asking us to “make an adjustment” to accommodate the other guy. I don’t know about you, but I’m a little tired taking it for the team. I imagine many of you are too. My advice though, suck it up just one more time.

Annoyance #3—Your home

Mars is getting ready to wind up it tenancy in the zodiac sign of home loving sign of Cancer. You may have noticed, with the Eastern seaboard hurricane, flood waters and continuing rain that you’ve had to pay more attention than usual to water issues in an around your home. The aspects make it look like there might be another major blow at the end of this week. I say this because Mars moves into the 29th degree, what we call a critical degree, and it is in stress aspect to Neptune, which makes a friendly energetic connection (sextile) to Pluto. Only anytime Pluto is involved its not all that friendly. That Pluto is at the apex of T-square to Venus and Uranus. Stock up on batteries and haul out your wet-dry vac. I think you’ll need them

Aries—If a sudden love interest captures your attention you might want to tread cautiously. As if Aries could. Pluto making challenge aspects to the planet of love shows that there is more to this situation than meets the eye.

Taurus—Use it or lose it sweetie. If you’ve been holding off on an important communication now is the time to let it fly. This is an important week, if you take advantage of it. Don’t let other people discourage your vision.

Gemini—You’ve got issues, Gemini and you keep mulling them over. While other people seem to be coming out on top you feel mighty dissastisfied you aren’t there too. Whether it is someone or yourself nagging you to do better, the real issue is that you aren’t honoring who you really are. Don’t expect to be something you are not and have everything work out just hunky dory. Just saying.

Cancer—Unlike you, you are willing to do some things that are quite unexpected. Like you, you are anxious things aren’t going to work out. Luckily you have some good friends to support you. Look to them for advice.

Leo—Usually center stage, Leo is a bit put out that your starring role has morphed into a bit part. Be patient dear Leo. You’ll be called to action very soon.

Virgo—All the things you like to do are likely to go well so plan your week well. You might think that you can get “everything” done which is unlikely. Prioritize your week and you’ll come out feeling accomplished and energerized. Overwork yourself and you’ll dissolve at the end of the week into a complete mess. Word to the wise.

Libra—Ooh la lah, Libra! Always attractive to the opposite sex, you manage to be even more appealing. How you choose to handle this energy is up to you. Mind what I said about the Chiron connection. You don’t deserve to fall into a hopeless love affair.

Scorpio—So everything just right and everything will get straight. The stars favor measured and precise actions. Look to the things that need to be improved and implement a plan of action for achievement.

Sagittarius—The Archer always has a lucky star shining on his or her shoulder, but right now that star might miss the mark if you don’t focus on the issues. Look to your significant other for clues.

Capricorn—The Seagoat is always willing to work but this week lulls you with its easy aspects. If you put effort into your work you’ll see the gains for which you’ve been looking.

Aquarius—This week has you working on defining your goals. Just who do you want to be when you grow up? This seems to be the burning question as you beat yourself up for what you haven’t done. This is unproductive, but if you need an outlet for your angst try writing to express your feelings.

Pisces—A sense that a situation has come to a head follows you this week as the full moon for this month is in your sign. You are feeling responsible for someone or something, but also find that things are quite out of your control. Keep a tight watch on spending and try not to do a salsa dance on your own head.

Weekly Astrology Forecast: The Band-Aide for Your Doldrums

Weekly ForecastAstrology for the Week of May 13 to May 19

Aries—The show is over Aries. All that pressure that you’ve been feeling for the past month has eased off. Now, use that last bit of Aries energy infusing the planet of luck, Jupiter, and make good use of it. Off you go, make things happen!

Taurus—Don’t let the feel that luck is turning against you put you off your game. Plenty of stuff is happening and the obstacles are minor. You’ll see that once you start working on your projects.

Gemini—You can calm down now. Really. You’ve been spinning like a top on steroids lately, so no wonder you feel a little off center. Get yourself some rest already!

Cancer—You’ve wanted an opportunity to make things happen. Well this week you can. Things can fall into place money and relationship wise, but only if you make the first move.

Leo—You’ve been feeling lately like Sisiphus pushing that rock up the mountain. This week, though that feeling hasn’t worn off, at least you can actually get to top. Push!

Virgo—As Mars, Mercury and Venus move along in harmonious Taurus, the frantic feeling that infected you the past few weeks eases. Thank gawd, because Virgo is nervous enough as it is!

Libra—You and I need to have a little chat. I know that making decisions are not your strong suit, but this Friday there is a mandatory decision to make. Be strong, and choose your best oracle, because you need something to push you in the right direction.

Scorpio—Eat right and get enough sleep and exercise. This is no time to indulge your ideas of your invincibility. There is nothing wrong with using that vaunted Scorpio discipline in taking care of your needs.

Sagittarius—Family provides a much need anchor in your life. Take some time to show your significant other how much you appreciate him or her. Your sweetie needs that right now.

Capricorn—You might feel that Lady Luck is running a little ahead of you and you might be right. Opportunities do abound, but only if you avail yourself of them.

Aquarius-On Monday you hit a bit of luck though it may not seem like it. Go with the flow and run with, because opportunities like this are rare. Be quick on your feet.

Pisces—You might want to look at your spending, or rather your overspending habits. You’ve been using your credit card as a band-aid for your doldrums, which of course, must stop.

If you missed May’s monthly forecast, check it out.

Weekly Astrology Forecast: Can’t Resist a Last Royal Wedding Update

Weekly Astrology ForecastWill and Kate wasted no time in exchanging I’do’s, the official “I now pronounce you man and wife” was just 20 minutes after the official start of the ceremony. Very much like clockwork, the full roster of the royal family arrived and seated exactly on ssheduule, keeping no one waiting for the moment millions of people around of the world was waiting for, the revelation of Kate’s dress. Kept a tightly guarded state secret, not even the the name of the designer was known.

The dress is as you would expect all Kate. Conservative, yet romantic, the bodice of the gown was sculpted to fit with military precision over Kate’s spare figure. No frou frou, fluffery here, exactly as you expect from a Sun sign Capricorn. Yet the sleeves were all lace and the lace came and fitted over the main shell of the bodice, obviously a nod to her romantic Moon in Cancer. Continue reading

Weekly Astrology Forecast: Hold ’em or fold them-the hand of destiny

Weekly Astrology Forecast(Astrology Explored) Astrology for the week of April 22 through April 28

Pluto, the planet of transformation. Saturn, the planet of lessons, and the whole stellium of planets in the sign of Aries continue the cosmic dance of the T-Square sharpening our lessons about relationships with rasp of this difficult energies of this aspect configuration. The opposition of the T-Square is in the relationship axis of Aries/Libra representing “I” versus “We. Pluto applies his special persuasion with the challenge aspect to each of these points.

As the Sun progresses further into the inconjunct aspect with Saturn, a yod, called the finger of God is formed with the Sun, the Moon in Pisces sitting with Chiron and Neptune and Saturn in Libra. With the introduction of the Pisces zodiac sign, spiritual values need to be applied to get the best result. But whatever happens at the end of the week is fated or feels like fate, or aligns synchronistically with fate. However, you look at it, destiny plays a hand. Are you going to ante up or fold yours?

Aries—the pressure is on, Aries and you need to produce! Whether it money, love or a really good story to throw your competitor’s off the scent, make sure you put on your best performance.

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Weekly Astrology Forecast: Toddler on a Sugar High

Weekly Astrology ForecastWeekly Astrology Forecast for the Week of April 15 to 21

Five planets sit in the zodiac sign of Aries, casting a wide net in their spread over the sign. The planet of the unexpected, Uranus, sits at 1 degree of Aries while the primary motivator, the Sun sits at 22 degrees. Smooshed in between is Mars, Mercury, and Jupiter. If not for Saturn in tension aspect to these planets, the freewheeling energy of the first fire sign of the zodiac would be like a runaway train. “Let’s do this! Let’s do that!” Aries will say, much like a toddler on a sugar high.

Instead, Saturn puts the brakes on, and Pluto in Capricorn says, “We need to do this way.” There is a lot of tension in our personal and business relationships. Pluto calls us to transform them in major ways. Capricorn always has a method to its madness and an agenda. With those hard aspects, it looks like someone is going to force somebody to do something they don’t like. Who will that be?

Aries—you are always prone to a certain degree of restless energy, Ram. This week however, you feel like you are going to jump out of your skin. Recognize this for what it is the need for more time at the gym. Get crackin!

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Weekly Astrology Forecast: Forced Adjustments Of Attitude

Weekly ForecastAstrology for the week of April 9 through April 15

This question arrived in my in-box this morning.

Is it true that 7 planets are lined up, in Aries, for April and half of May?

What does this mean to me?

Um, not quite. 5 at any one time. Right now we have Uranus, Mars, Jupiter, Sun and Mercury Rx. When the Sun moves out, Venus will join the lineup.

There is a lot of meaning to this, but the first thing is, get out your white towel (ala Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe) and don’t panic.

No seriously, because there is lot of tension here and those folks with tension (opposition) challenge (square) and stress (inconjunct) aspects to this stellium may be prone to all sorts of whining, nervous fits, panic attacks and forced adjustments of attitude.

Aries is known as a trailblazing sign, a real go-getter. But Aries, at the first zodiac sign, and a fire sign, is also, well, let says diplomatically “self-oriented”. Everything is done in context of how the self is affected.

This is more than a little annoying to the rest of us who operate from different orientations, not the least of which are the other fire signs, who think their needs should take top billing.

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Weekly Astrology Forecast: Things that go boom!

Weekly Forecast(Astrology Explored) Astrology for the week of March 24 to March 31

Uranus the planet of the unexpected finally slipped in the sign of the Aries. Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of war and kinetic action. What do you think happens when you mix Uranus and Mars?

Boom!

And that is exactly what happened.

On Saturday, March 12, a nuclear reactor sitting on the east coast of disaster struck Japan erupted in explosion and fire releasing toxic radiation into the atmosphere. Two others shortly followed. The fuel rods in three reactors “partially” melted, though I doubt we’ve heard the full story on that.

And of course, now that Uranus is officially in challenge aspect to the United States collection of planets in Cancer in our natal chart, we’ve joined in on a new war against Libya.

Rarely has the ingress of planet into a new sign yielded such immediate and dramatic results.

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