February 2016 Monthly Horoscope

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Monthly Forecast

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AriesAries—You think actions speak louder than words. However, this month loved ones want to talk about their feelings—a lot. This is enough for you to bolt to the gym or the local bar to deflect any messy emotional issues. You may have to tough this one out, Ram. There is an element of destiny about these conversations. How you handle them may well determine your life course. Continue reading

The #Astrology of the Red Blood Moon Eclipse

Red Blood Moon

April 4, 2015 Red Blood Moon

(Astrology Explored) WANTED: Reliable end of the world prophecy. False prophets need not apply.

Since the time man started to parse the heavens, we’ve used the stars as an excuse to proclaim God’s (or gods’) righteousness will descend upon us on such and such a date.

Wikipedia tells us:

The idea of a “blood moon” serving as an omen of the coming of the end times comes from the Book of Joel, where it is written “the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of theLORD comes.”[4] This phrase is again mentioned by Saint Peter during Pentecost, as recorded in Acts,[5] although Peter says that date, not some future date, was the fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy. The blood moon also appears in the book of Revelation chapter 6 verses 11 – 13, [6] where verse 12 says ” And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.”

The is no different for the today’s Red Blood Moon, a brief lunar eclipse visible on the East Coast for barely an hour at dawn. Supposedly this particular blood moon has special significance: Continue reading

Horoscope for the Week of September 9 to September 15

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Aries—Open mouth and insert foot, Ram. With the planet of communication opposite your sign a lot is coming out of your mouth without much thought. It’s not as adorable as you might think. Nor should you run to authorities looking for favors They aren’t buying your story. Same thing for the traffic cop. Oh, geez. Just hide at the house for the next week.

Taurus—Venus opposite your sun brings you new social opportunities, though you might not see them as such. It’s a case of too much too soon, as new friends take valuable time away from the things you need to do. Children may need some extra attention. Avoid extravagance and exaggeration. People really do love you for who you are.

Gemini—While many of your friends swirl about in their melodramas, the Twins mixes, mingles and has a good time. You have notion to take a road trip, which is a very good idea. But don’t check your good sense at the door. Watch what you drink, eat healthy foods and get yourself plenty of sleep. Under these energetic stars you might find yourself on your last nerve.

Cancer—The planet of love and money moving into harmonious Scorpio brings you rare opportunities for romance and cash earning opportunities. If you haven’t had much luck lately, because I don’t know, you’ve hidden inside your house, its time to fly and find out what life has to offer. This is a limited time offer, so get off your tuffet and get out there!

Leo—Master or Mistress of the Universe that you are, Lion, even you need to obey the traffic signs. This includes the signs to follow the speed limit, stop, and slow down! If you think I’m being literal, I’m not. With the planet of lover, Venus, making a challenge to your sun, this applies to your love life too.

Virgo—Big worries over a minor health issue sends you careening into the nearest vitamin store. But a cleanse, or a diet or even those smoothies you love so much isn’t going to cure what ails you. The planet of transformation is pushing you gently, at least for him, towards shedding attachments, and earthy you wants your attachments. Meditate on who you really are.

Libra—With the planet of Love and Money leaving your sign, it is time to do a good Fall cleaning of your finances. This means no more free spending ways, Libra, not for some time. Balance your checkbook, put away your credit cards, and pay your bills. Open the phone lines for your friends. Talking with them will keep your mind off your financial diet.

Scorpio—With the planet of action challenging your sun, you feel the need for speed. Problem is the other planets lining up so favorably only encourages you to ignore caution. Add to that your natural propensity to seek out risks, and well, things can go boom. We aren’t just talking household tasks, and roadway antics. With the planet of love moving into your sign that too is a danger.

Sagittarius—The Archer likes to look to look at life philosophically. As such you look at thing as how they could be instead of how they are. The problem is that with the planet of delusions challenging your sun, you are not looking at things clearly. You tell yourself all sorts of things that aren’t true and allow yourself behaviors that aren’t good for anyone. Meditate.

Capricorn—Responsiblities on the home front are frustrating your plans for fun and frolic. You have an intense desire to get away, to be released from the shackles of your present conditions. If there is anything that it is true, Capricorn, it’s that the world is a better place for your sense of duty. Use those surefooted feet of yours to find the right balance between work and play.

Aquarius—Fun and friendly Waterbearers don’t like to be drawn into angst filled affairs. With Venus in Scorpio, however, that mysterious stranger comes knocking at the door. Flirt that you are, you won’t realize until too late that you’ve been drawn into something hotter than you expected. Can you keep it chill? Nope, Mars in your opposite sign only heats it up.

Pisces—Headtripping Chiron, which is making a long slow transit of your sign, connects with the planet of love, bring you a situation that you can only describe as “It’s complicated.” Chiron connecting with Pluto promises a funhouse fun ride, which may or may not be your cup of tea. What is true is that you’ll be turned around giving you a much broader perspective of the world.

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Reader’s Astrology Question: Troubles With A Relationship Yod

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– I am new in astrology, and looked up my own and my lovers composite and synastry chart. – even something that’s called Combin chart…in our composite chart is a pattern obvious, called Yod, – I have been searching for some profound explanations, but couldn’t find anything,- in fact I got instead completely confused. Then I found your comments and that seemed very experienced!
would you please have a look at it and tell me?

Saturn is the basis of this Yod pattern, and seems to be anyway the planet that troubles us most, – at least that is, what I see…
– we have a sort of beautiful/difficult connection, on and off for almost 8 years now, and I’d love to know, what you say to all this:

Woman born January 1st 1962 in Trier, Germany,
Man born August 9th 1975 in Stockholm, Sweden

I’d be happy for any light you could bring into my darkness… thanks a lot.

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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

May Horoscope Forecast: Where’s the Fire?

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The planets travel in zodiac signs that are comprised of the elements earth, air and water. There is a noticeable lack of the element fire except for the South node, which takes about the moon anyway. Fire is the element that sparks initiative and action, where the joy of doing is in action. Fire graces us with inspiration and vision. Without it, things are slow to get off the ground, there is little apparent enthusiasm for the tasks at hand.

As a person with only one planet in fire in my chart, I understand very well this state of affairs. I’ve been taken to task on occasion for not being enthused enough, not enough of a cheerleader. Personally I’ve always wondered why this was so important. Put the impossible in front of me, I’ll get it done. It will be pragmatic, it will be logical, it will be sensible, but no one will be waving flags about what a wonderful job I’ve done. There is substance but little flash. People often underestimate me because I’m not running around telling people what I do. Sometimes they just take me granted. 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.

May Monthly Forecast: Limited Time Offer

Gods of MarsFor much of this month five of the ten traditional planets reside in the action adventure zodiac sign of Aries. This astrologer, having her progressed Sun, Mercury and Venus in Aries now understands the incessant energy flow that drives Aries and the people around them crazy. Fire based Aries needs to keep moving, needs excitement and stimulation, is bored with inaction, and tires like a sprint runner after the initial burst of activity. This is why you see so many of them on the couch after you finally prod them to do something. It is why they are filled with great ideas that someone else has to finish.

With Aries, things can spin out of control. This is why it is good that Saturn is at the opposite point, to provide a counterbalance to the whirling top of Aries all action, all the time. With that counterbalance we maintain our balance so we can make good use of this potent energy.

For those of us with a significant point in one of the fire signs, this is the time to make things thing happen. For others of us that have significant points in the male zodiac signs this is the time to grab an opportunity or make one happen. This is a limited time opportunity so get to it!

Aries—Dear Ram, we love your fire and your zest for life, your enthusiasm and
your considerable charm. This is why we put up with you when your turn churlish
and expect that the Universe revolves around you. But lately you might be
getting the sense that people are more than a little impatient with you. This is
because the Universe does not revolve around you. The word “relationship” has at
the base of its meaning the idea that two people interact cooperatively. Your
partner wants a little more than listening to you go on endlessly about your day
while he or she is trying to watch a television show. And when you demand to “do
something” and then refuse to get up out of the bed, you can hardly expect your
partner to simmer with enthusiasm about planning an entertainment for you. So
the word to the wise is this, pay more attention to you partner than you do to
yourself. Things will go better for you. Trust me.

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