Astrological update for the week of January 3, 2022 – A bit of planetary R&R

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I may have neglected to mention last week that yesterday’s Capricorn New Moon was a SuperMoon, and today here on the East Coast of the US we are enjoying the meteorological effects.  We are under a heavy influence of Saturn currently – not only do we have the waning energies of the Saturn-ruled Capricorn New Moon, but six planetary bodies are ruled by Saturn right now: Sun, Venus, Moon and Pluto in Capricorn, and Mercury in Aquarius along with Saturn itself.  Saturn demands accountability and responsibility, so even though Jupiter has entered Pisces and we all want to relax and thing everything will be blissful from now on, it might not be that easy.  In my view the best way to manage these opposing forces is to hope for and visualize the best (Jupiter in Pisces) while preparing for the worst in a disciplined fashion (Saturn).

Here’s your forecast for the week ahead. Dates and times are for the Eastern time zone, please adjust for your locality.

Monday January 3.  The energies of the Capricorn New Moon will be waning for a day or two, so this is a great time to be organized. The Moon will leave Saturn ruled Capricorn at 5:43 pm today and move into Saturn-ruled Aquarius so the six planetary bodies in Capricorn will still be in effect until Wednesday when the Moon enters Pisces.

The Moon is quite busy on Monday as it passes by Venus and Capricorn in the morning and forms a harmonious trine to Ceres in the afternoon.  Structure and functionality are the keywords for today.

Tuesday January 4.  The Aquarius Moon activates the challenging square alignment between Saturn and Uranus (the Story of 2021 as I called […]

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By |2022-01-03T09:01:40-05:00January 3rd, 2022|Planetary news this week, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sunday inspiration: Smiles and kindness go a long way

So says one of my favorite YouTubers: “From a wider perspective, you are related to every single person on this planet, even to those who think differently or look different. Then who are you fighting with? Share smiles and kindness to make our small planet in the universe a better place for all earth dwellers.”

Put aside your worries for a moment and enjoy this moment of happiness.

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By |2021-11-28T12:48:30-05:00November 28th, 2021|Planetary cycles, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Astrological update for the week of November 15, 2021: An eclipse and an energetic crescendo!

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Fasten your seatbelts, friends – this week we have a lunar eclipse in Taurus and an argument between the aggression of Mars, the warrior, and the radical influence of Uranus, the rebel.

The eclipse is a partial one and less powerful astrologically because the lunar nodes are in a different sign, an “out of sign” conjunction.  It’s the conjunction from the lunar nodes of fate, marking the gateways from past to future, that makes a lunation an eclipse and an out of sign conjunction is weaker and has less effect.  But what will make this eclipse a stronger influence is the fact that it is, according to NASA,  the longest of the century – lasting for three and a half hours.  The midpoint of the eclipse occurs at the exact time of the lunation (the opposition between Sun and Moon) which occurs at 3:57 am EST on Friday November 19th.

I will feature a more in-depth article about the eclipse in the next few days, but it’s something to consider when planning out your week.

In addition, if you read last week’s forecast you may remember that Mercury and Mars activated the square from Saturn to Uranus that is the story of 2021: Control vs Liberation.  Society vs Independence.  Mars is an active force, and when it triggers a planetary combination it can serve as a force for change that is more powerful than its influence is normally when acting solo.  Last week Mars squared Saturn, and this week it opposes Uranus.  We can expect more rebellion and perhaps some reckless behavior this week, but there is also an energetic factor with Uranus that can awaken us to new realms of possibilities which may have never considered before.  These […]

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Astrological update for the week of October 25-November 1, 2021

Sorry for the tardiness of this post!  I was traveling yesterday for nearly 24 hours and overestimated my ability to post from airports using my ipad.

I took this photo in the Doge’s Palace in Venice.  This is not a clock but rather a marking of the Sun through the zodiac. It fascinates me that the highly religious Catholics of the time made such a prominent point of the astrological symbolism! (The needle seems to be stuck at Pisces since every photo of this clock has the needle in the same place.)


The astrology last week was pretty intense, what with the Aries Full Moon opposing Mars, squaring Pluto and conjunct Eris.  I hope you survived it and were able to harness all of that power and use it for good. 😊

This week we have a bit of a break, with mostly lunar aspects.  Retrograde season is over and the world is rushing ahead at breakneck speed in an effort to catch up from the tidal reversal over the past couple of months.  Currently only Uranus, Neptune and Chiron are retrograde which is a relatively small number of retrograde planets.

The biggest news of the week is Mars entering Scorpio on October 30th.  This is kind of symbolic because that is the day before Halloween, All Hallows Eve, which is the quintessence of Scorpio season. Conquering our fear of death. Transcending boundaries of alternate realities. Embracing darkness.  While Mars is in Scorpio it will translate the ever tightening final square between Saturn and Uranus and likely inflame the conflict over control for the sake of public health (Saturn) versus the freedom and personal liberty of making one’s own choices (Uranus).  This Mars-y influence will peak the […]

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By |2021-10-28T09:40:47-04:00October 26th, 2021|Planetary news this week, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The meaning of the pre-Equinox Pisces Full Moon

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by Lynn Hayes.  At the Pisces Full Moon the Pisces Moon is opposite the Virgo Sun, requiring us to bring into balance the polarity of these  two opposing astrological signs. Pisces, as Virgo’s opposite, lives in the realm of Spirit and ideals rather than the mundane. Where Virgo is concerned with worldly matters required by humans who live in a physical world, Pisces opens the door to the realms that lie within and beyond the soul and psyche. Where Virgo is practical and teaches us to create order, Pisces longs to transcend reality and ascend into more soulful experiences. Neither is better than the other – the mysticism of Pisces can bring delusion and illusion, and the organization skill of Virgo can lead to a limited perspective where the view of the trees obscures our ability to see the forest.

Under any opposition we must learn to create balance and integration between the polarity of two opposing signs, and this is also true at the Full Moon.  The Pisces Full Moon is all about connecting to Spirit, to the Divine within us, to our imagination and a sense of magic.  However, when the Moon is full in Pisces it opposes the Sun in practical Virgo so there is a necessity to balance that dreaminess with a firm footing in the material world.

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The Full Moon is the peak of the waxing phase of the lunar cycle and begins the waning phase of completion, so this is a time of culmination of the dreams and ideals (Pisces) so that we can harvest the seeds that we have sown. Mercury, ruler of the Virgo Sun, is stationary in […]

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By |2021-09-19T11:10:40-04:00September 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|2 Comments
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