6.22.21 – La Fortuna smiles with the Cancer Sun trine Jupiter in Pisces!

Jupiter, the planet of luck and good fortune, has tiptoed into in its own sign of Pisces where it can expand and amplify the sense of confidence and opportunity without any limitations.  It will remain in Pisces until it retrograde back into Aquarius on July 28th and during this time there is a thread of mysticism and transcendence through everything that we do.  Today the Sun shines its light in a harmonious trine to Jupiter and for a day or so we tend to be blessed with luck and good fortune.

Luck doesn’t always hit us over the head – sometimes we don’t even notice that things are going well and this is the real lesson of a fortunate planetary cycle such as this one. We also have a rather long lasting harmonious sextile from Saturn (structure) to Chiron (healing) that can help us to cycle through difficult situations with greater ease.  There is always potential risk in expansive cycles, even those that last for just a day or two like this one, that we might get carried away and feel overconfident. For example, the stock market went up 500 points today, and that is the power of optimism. 😃

Friends, I am traveling until July 1 and will not be posting every day during that time.  You can follow my adventures on Instagram if you like!

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By |2021-06-21T21:19:12-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|3 Comments

6.21.21 – A day to open the heart under Venus trine Neptune

It’s not always easy to open the heart, especially if we have been hurt or damaged in some way, or undergoing a transit of Saturn which can lead us easily into negative thinking, or if we lack trust, or if we are fearful of change.  There are many reasons keeping us from being able to soften around the heart and allow love to flow in and out, but there is one good reason to do so:  It’s the very reason that we are incarnated on the Earth.  If like me you have trouble in this area, today is our day under Venus in Cancer in a harmonious trine to Neptune in Pisces.

The Moon is in Cancer today giving us more direct access to our emotions and feelings, and while the Moon will activate the challenging square from Saturn to Uranus early in the day, evoking some unsettled feelings and minor disturbances, the Moon will also activate this beautiful trine from Venus to Neptune later in the day which is the perfect time to attend to the heart and loosen the bonds that have hardened over time.  If it resonates with you, a visualization of a golden light in the heart that emanates to all around us would be a beautiful thing to bring into this day. ❤️

Friends, I am traveling until July 1 and will not be posting every day during that time.  You can follow my adventures on Instagram if you like!


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By |2021-06-21T07:15:15-04:00June 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|4 Comments

4.30.21 – Challenges with self-preservation when Ceres in Aries squares Pluto

art by Diego Rivera

Initially Ceres was named a planet, but as others were discovered in the asteroid belt she was reclassified as an asteroid. In 2006 she was reclassified as a planet along with Eris (and Pluto, but we won’t go there today!), and I started taking her more seriously in astrological charts. Ceres is the place in our chart that connects us to our natural selves. Difficult aspects to Ceres show challenges to our ability to feel safe in our bodily incarnation and denote areas where we need to make a more direct effort to honor the rhythms of nature and to feed and nourish ourselves. On a more global level she reminds us that without a connection to nature we cannot as a species survive. (You can read more about my take on Ceres here.)

When Ceres is in Aries (until May 8, 2021) we tend to possess a fierce independence in taking care of our own needs, and the challenging square to Pluto will both exacerbate that and provide challenges.  This aspect has actually been building for a few days and its influence will linger until Ceres moves into Taurus on May 8th.  Any Aries influence can inspire action but not necessarily think things through completely, and while we are in the middle of this planetary alignment we will want to be a little more mindful of the food we eat and the ways in which we use our bodies. The cycle of body, mind, spirit may be more delicate at this time and require more management than we typically invest. ❤️

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By |2021-04-30T07:18:35-04:00April 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Full Moon in Scorpio, April 26, 2021: Challenging the Saturn/Uranus square

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A portion of this article was posted last week but has been updated.  All Full Moons are formed by a polarity between the Sun in one sign balanced against the Moon in the opposite sign. Each opposing pair is a cycle of energy that flows from one sign to the other, each sign containing what the other lacks. Scorpio and Taurus are both fixed signs, both are highly personal signs with one being ruled by Mars (Scorpio) and one by Venus (Taurus). Both are concerned with matters of earthly life, but in Taurus we hold on to who we are, and in Scorpio we must let go of who we think we are in order to become transformed in the purging fire. Taurus seeks harmony and serenity, and Scorpio seeks passion and drama.

Tonight’s Full Moon (culminating at 11:30 pm EDT) is a SuperMoon (™ astrologer Richard Nolle). The SuperMoon occurs when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth – the Moon appears bigger than usual in the sky, and the qualities of the lunar influence intensifies – higher tides, heightened emotions, etc.

Until Mars entered Cancer last week there was a lack of the water element in the skies – we have lots of Aquarian air of the intellect, and some Taurus earthy grounding energies, but the watery energies of feeling and emotion have not had an easy conduit through which to flow.  The Scorpio Full Moon will change all that: Scorpio is the sign of intensity and passion, the impulse that pulls us into the deepest part of our soul and forces us to experience life in the most profound way possible.

At the Scorpio Full Moon […]

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By |2021-04-26T07:33:11-04:00April 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4.16.21 A potent day of focus and opportunity

art by Helena Nelson Reed

With a lack of major planetary cycles right now, the faster moving alignments have a chance to sing.  Today we have a strong square aspect from the Sun in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn, forcing us to realign any tendency towards impulsivity (Aries Sun) until it aligns more completely with our soul’s purpose (Pluto).  Pluto can be a powerful ally, forcing situations which we may not choose but which may end up with a result even better than we imagined.  Square aspects are said to be “bad,” and it’s true that they are not easy and the planets do not support each other.  But since we can’t change or resist the energy of a square we might as well utilize its potency, and use today to surrender when it appears that we are trying to force the river in the wrong direction.

Meanwhile a harmonious trine is building from Mars in Gemini to Jupiter in Aquarius.  In Gemini, the drive for action is curious about everything but can be somewhat unfocused and this is enhanced by the Moon also traveling through Gemini right now.  This trine to Jupiter, planet of possibilities, helps us to get the most out of each planet:  Mars delivers a nice dose of dynamic energy, and Jupiter bestows the confidence and optimism we need to move forward on all of our ideas.  ❤️

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