2023: A Transition Year - Regroup, Shift Gears & Ease into the Future

We can finally regroup & coalesce after the super intense & rare planetary energies of the last 3 years! On January 12, 2020, Saturn and transformative Pluto had an historic meeting in Capricorn for the first time since 1518. Then, on March 21, 2020, restrictive Saturn started a three-year visit to Aquarius, the sign representing society & groups, at the same time as the United States imposed its first lock down.

  • Saturn/Pluto –  (2019 & 2020) Contraction & Constriction
  • Saturn/Uranus – (2021 & 2022) Extreme Polarization

2023 favors a shift in the collective, bringing an increase in clarity with new revelations that lean toward a greater focus on integrity & caring for others. Expect a wide range of technological advances. the new planetary energies make an entrance in March when slow moving planets, Saturn & Pluto, change signs. In March, a total of 7 planets change signs! This planetary shifting can result in chaos & the challenge to find our anchor in ourself, staying attuned to our hopes, dreams & inspirations! Key Transits of 2023:

March 8 – Saturn enters Pisces
March 12 Jupiter conjunct Chiron at 14° Aries
March 23 Pluto enters Aquarius
April 20 – Solar Eclipse at 29° Aries
May 5 – Lunar Eclipse at 14° Scorpio
May 16 Jupiter enters Taurus
June 1 Jupiter conjunct North Node at 3°Taurus
July 12 North Node enters Aries, South Node enters Libra
July 23 – Venus turns retrograde at 28° Leo
October 14 Solar Eclipse at 21° Libra
October 28 Lunar Eclipse at 5° Taurus

Major Planetary Shifts in 2023

Pluto moves into Aquarius for the next 21 years on March 23rd for nearly 3 mos, giving us a glimpse of 2024 & finally 2025 when Pluto permanently enters Aquarius! Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008, where power was held over us; there was a top down hierarchical structure. Pluto crosses 0 degrees Aquarius 5x – This is where Jupiter/Saturn conjunction on Winter Solstice 2020 marked the beginning of the Aquarian Age according to some. Pluto in Aquarius favors a rebirth of democracy with a shift that gives power back to the people. Previously, when Pluto transited Aquarius, people rose to overthrow tyrannical governments in America and France. Important documents ensuring rights for the people were signed, including the  Magna Carta in 1226 & the French Rights of Man in 1789. In today’s world, tyranny is less obvious and can be disguised as the extensive rights of corporations and limitations of personal power.  The transformation changes brought about by Pluto will likely feature further protections of civil rights along with a localized, decentralized, community-oriented approach to governing. An upsurge in technology solutions, Artificial Intelligence and digitization are also likely. Expect innovative & progressive trends. The shadow side of technology will also be highlighted.

Saturn moves into Pisces on March 8th until 2025

  • Highlights spiritual integrity, spiritual discipline & spiritual service
  • Assists us in making dreams a reality
  • Connects us into creative processes  where we can tap into open ended,  unbounded realms
  • Fosters a blending of spiritual & scientific
  • Helps us to bring forth compassion & acceptance of others facing challenges
  • Supports the realization that consciousness affects structures. Our body is more than 50% water & 99% of our Universe is plasma!

The shadow side of Saturn in Pisces can foster escapism and further a reliance on drugs, alcohol.  Saturn in Pisces can create issues around water, blood, the immune system.

Jupiter is in Aries until May 16th, then moves into Taurus for a year

  • Heightens sense of self, I can do it!
  • Jupiter & Chiron on March 12th provides and opportunity for deep healing.
Important dates in 2023

January 2023 1/7 – Beginning of a new Mercury cycle for next 4 months – Mercury conjunct Sun – Excellent for planning; wait until after 1/22 to go live. Mars, Mercury & Uranus are all retrograde – Review, Contemplate, Revise. After Jan 22nd all 3 planets are direct which is a good time to take action. Planets are all direct until 4/22 when Mercury turns Retrograde.-1/12 – Mars goes direct; Stays in Gemini until 3/25-1/18 – Mercury goes direct; Sun conjuncts Pluto-1/22 – Uranus goes direct1/21 – New Moon in Aquarius

1/26 – Venus enters PiscesJanuary’s mystical & breakthrough nature is summed up in the last few days of the month, with a grand trine in Air between Mars in Gemini, the Sun in Aquarius & the dwarf planet Makemake in Libra. Simultaneously Mercury trines the planet of revelations, Uranus in Taurus. Taking a hard look at our values and how humanity is thereby affected by each of us in our words, deeds and actions.

February 2023 Let your creativity unfold! Explore new ways of doing things and reinvent behavior patterns…All planets are moving direct until late April which will quicken the pace and move things along that were stalled over late fall and early winter months.

2/1 – Sun in Aquarius trine Mars in Gemini. Chiron is in the mix… good for talking out lingering issues and finding solutions.2/5 – Leo Full Moon – Sun & Moon square Uranus – tensions run high… the unknown & the unexpected can shift patterns. Find ways to reinvent relationships that matter to you. Venus squares Mars brings relationship intensity.2/10 – Mercury conjunct Pluto at the end of Capricorn… not a good time to make new agreements. Rather re-examine pending agreements and pending contracts. A time for unveiling what is beneath the surface.2/15 – Venus conjunct Neptune is highly romantic, although Sun conjuncts Saturn on 2/16 and brings a reality check to an fantasies that aren’t realistic.2/18 – Sun enters Pisces2/20 – New Moon in Pisces – dreamy, artistic, meditative, romantic energy especially on 2/21 when the Moon conjoins Neptune.2/21 – Mercury squares Uranus – inner work and contemplation can reveal new truths and aha moments.2/22 – Mercury trine Mars – Keep track of inspirations  and new ideas!

March 2023 – New cycles unfold initiating a new phase in our evolutionary cycle.  Seven planets change signs in March which is an extraordinary amount of shifting and changing of energies. There is a great deal of forward movement with all planets moving forward and no retrograde planets. There are also several significant planetary combinations in March. The month of March begins with a passionate Venus/Jupiter conjunction in ‘go for it’ Aries. Add to that a bit of refrain with a Mercury/Saturn conjunction in dispassionate Aquarius. The combination of these four planetary bodies interacting at the same time can be reinventing worn out patterns of communication that can ultimately add passion to to that which we desire. Adding Chiron to the mix provides an opportunity to heal relationship blocks in giving & receiving love.3/12 – Jupiter & Chiron meet up in Aries… a powerful healing combination for resolving identity issues and expanding awareness of the truth of who you are. Chiron carries shamanic energy and digging into & healing old wounds where we compromised our Self can unleash  & free up previously bound up energy.3/7 is the Full Moon in Virgo, happening at the same time Saturn enters Pisces. This powerful & energetic Full Moon is in a challenging aspect to Mars in Gemini. Putting this in context, Mars has been back & forth in Gemini since August 2022, creating some challenges for those with prominent planets in mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sag & Pisces.3/20 – The Spring Equinox is particularly special this year with a New Moon in Aries ooccuring a mere 20 hours thereafter… Seeds planted now are more likely to manifest… especially when our desires are coupled with inspiration & passion! A wonderful time of balance when we are at a still place between completion and endings & new growth and new beginnings. Astrologically, we move from the universal merging & dissolution characterized by the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces, into the first sign of the new astrological year, Aries. Fiery Aries is full of new energy that wants to express itself, an energy that cannot be easily stopped. This marks a shift that heralds forth newly energized beginnings that align to the newly self-realized part of us that went through the last 12 months of acknowledging , transforming & shedding the old & worn parts of ourselves. 3/23 – Pluto enters Aquarius giving us a preview of a new 20 Year cycle, marking a new era as described above in the major planetary shifts in 2023 section.3/25 – 26 – Mars enters Cancer after an extremely long sojourn in Gemini since August 20th. This position of Mars shifts attention to home & family. It is followed by a trine to Saturn, helping to make necessary improvements in family relations and on the home front.

April 2023 – A clean slate is before us & a 2nd New Moon in Aries on 4/20 wants to be sure we get the message. 4/5 – Sun Conjunct ChironThe Sun is our identity, and Chiron is a metaphor for the wholeness we find when we heal our identity wound. Pay attention to what comes up and makes you feel you’re not enough.4/6 – Full Moon In LibraThe themes of the Sun-Chiron conjunction will be activated by the Full Moon in Libra. The Moon will oppose Sun, Chiron and Jupiter in Aries. The Moon in Libra will remind us about striking a balance. 4/11 – Venus Enters GeminiVenus is what we value. In Taurus, Venus values stability and comfort, however,  in Gemini, Venus values curiosity and intellectual pursuits.  4/11 – Sun Conjunct JupiterSun conjunct Jupiter will help you build a radiant sense of confidence and healthy self-esteem. This is not a time to be shy or play small. Let your light shine. 4/20 – New Moon Eclipse In Aries – New Moon and Total (Annular) Solar Eclipse at 29° Aries. Occurring at a final, anaretic degree, the eclipse makes a strong statement. This dynamic Eclipse is exactly square Pluto at 0° Aquarius and can shake us to the core of our being. It’s time for us to get who we are and why we are here. It is a call for complete authenticity. 4/20 – Sun Enters TaurusNow is the time to make things happen & Taurus will give us the practicality and stamina we need to make our ideas a reality.4/21 –  Mercury is Retrograde at 15° Taurus, moving up to conjunct Uranus at 16° Taurus with its breakthrough energy. By the time Mercury finally conjuncts Uranus in early June, our awareness will have expanded.

May 2023 – A power packed month…May begins with Pluto turning retrograde, followed by a solar eclipse in Scorpio, and a continuation of Mercury retrograde in Taurus. 5/1 – Pluto turns Retrograde – Pluto tends to bring up dark secrets, public and private. It is is a good time to do shadow work & identify our fears. Where do we
sabotage our progress and our happiness? Later in the month, Mars moves into Leo and then forms a T-square with Jupiter in Taurus and Pluto in Aquarius. 5/7 –  Venus enters Cancer – Venus can be happy in Cancer, since both Venus and Cancer speak the same language: the language of feelings. Attention will be focused on family and close friends that feel like family. 5/9 – Sun conjunct Uranus at 18° Taurus. The Sun is our identity, and Uranus is the planet of freedom and liberation. This conjunction is an invitation to be totally ourselves5/15 – Mercury goes direct at 5° Taurus. The good news is that we now have a solid, sustainable plan that will never have to be changed and revised given the nature of Mercury in Taurus that is steadfast, slow and steady.  5/16 – Jupiter enters Taurus. With Jupiter in the Venus-ruled sign of Taurus, society will chill out a bit. We will have more patience with each other’s beliefs and points of view. Jupiter is the planet of growth, expansion, and abundance. Jupiter in Taurus will shift our growth focus to material possessions, financial growth, and a desire for comfort and stability. Jupiter in Taurus will encourage us to take practical steps toward achieving our goals, particularly in areas related to quality of life. 5/17 – Jupiter square Pluto at 0° Aquarius. Jupiter is the planet of expansion. Pluto is the planet of transformation. Jupiter in Taurus square Pluto in Aquarius can create tension and conflict between our desire for material growth and our need for transcendence and transformation. This aspect can challenge us to look deeply at our values, goals and beliefs, and to question whether they are a reflection of our highest truth. Pluto will challenge our beliefs around our personal values and material abundance. Pluto will also raise issues of power and control and encourage us to let go of anything that no longer serves our growth and evolution. 5/19 – New Moon at 28° TaurusThis is one of the most auspicious New Moons of the year because it only makes harmonious aspects with other planets: the New Moon in Taurus is sextile Mars in Leo, sextile Neptune in Pisces, and trine Pluto in Aquarius. 5/20 – Mars enters Leo – When Mars is in the sign of the Sun, we find it easier to connect to our heart, and act from that place of truth and authenticity. As a result, we will feel more in tune with life, and confident about our actions. 5/21 – Sun enters Gemini – curious & open-minded energy with an abundance of ideas and insights.

On June 1st, 2023 Jupiter is conjunct the North Node at 3° Taurus, opening new doors of opportunities for manifesting our purpose and fulfilling our destiny. This combination is forward looking and conveniently follows the April/May eclipses and the Jupiter/Chiron conjunction in Aries where we were given opportunities to clear out whatever prevented us from strengthening our sense of Self. 6/5 – Venus enters Leo Venus comes back from being Out of Bounds on 6/2, where she is less predictable and then will spend 4 months in Leo reminding us to have fun, express our inner child and form a new relationship with joy! Simultaneous to entering Leo, Venus forms an opposition to Pluto, digging up some dirt and old issues. A further opening of the heart is the ideal manifestation of this aspect! 6/11 – Mercury enters Gemini –  bringing forth a playful mood after having spent a seemingly long time being deliberate in Taurus, in spite of an erratic Mercury/Uranus conjunction in Taurus on 6/4 that may have opened our minds to new insights and a new perspective as it occurred alongside the Full Moon in Sagittarius on 6/3, 6/4. Also, on 6/11 – Pluto retrogrades into Capricorn. Pluto will spend 7 months in Capricorn, returning to Aquarius in January 2024 giving us another taste of the poison of Pluto in Capricorn so to speak and reflect on what we want to do differently in the next 20 years of our lives especially regarding our finances, structures and our relationship to top down authority and power. Pluto will be retrograde in Capricorn until 10/10 before turning direct and finally returning to Aquarius on 1/20/2024. Pluto does its last stint in Capricorn on 9/1/2024 before finally entering Aquarius for the last time on 12/20/2024. 6/15 – Mercury Square Saturn – Saturn is standing still, preparing for a 4 month retrograde period, conveniently, or not, pointing out what needs more work. It all sounded good when Mercury first entered Gemini, but is it really!  7/17 – Saturn retrogrades at 7° Pisces. As the first Saturn retrograde in Pisces, it is worth noting themes that transpire around the station & during the retrograde period back to 0 Pisces on 11/4. On 6/18 – New Moon in Gemini squares Neptune which can throw us off balance, possibly leaving us confused, however, Jupiter in Taurus can bring stability, especially if we stay grounded while paying attention to what inspires us! 6/21 – Summer Solstice, Sun enters Cancer with its deep connection to the Moon, the primordial feminine force and source of life. The subtle energy built up over the past few days now receives caring support. 6/26 – Mars squares Uranus can be highly innovative, but can also throw us off balance with bursts of anger and impulsive, careless behavior. Extra caution and discernment are advised!

August 2023 starts and ends with a Full Moon, on August 1st, we have the Aquarius Super Full Moon, and on August 30th, we have the Pisces Super Blue Full Moon. August will be a time for releasing, clearing, and letting go of whatever is no longer resonant with us. At the month’s end, the energy shifts again. Beginning 8/23, both Venus and Mercury will be in retrograde. We will have a total of six major planetary energies in retrograde throughout August, with Venus and Mercury being the strongest.

All of this retrograde energy means we want to allow more time to reflect. The shadow side of these energies is that they can create a sluggish feeling. The gift from having so many retrograde planets is that we can go back over things we thought we had already dealt with. It will benefit us to not be in a rush to finalize important affairs. Instead, go with the pace of how the Universe wants you to flow. Rather than using force, take a few steps back and wait for the next step to find you, trusting that it will. You may be surprised that it actually does! This passive approach is not being powerless when retrograde energies are flowing. In fact, it is quite the opposite.

Powerful energies are coming through to earth at this time where we can feel  energized and uplifted. On 8/8, the Lionsgate Portal, on 8/13, the Venus Star Point, & on 8/21 – 8/23, Sun and Regulus meet following Venus’ Station at the same point. These are also days we can connect with some lightness and ease and perhaps feel some respite from the heaviness of the retrogrades.

April 8 2024: Total solar eclipse: This will be significant to prepare for!

Partial eclipse begins: at 15:42 UTC (11:42 a.m. EDT) on April 8.
Total eclipse begins: at 16:38 UTC (12:38 p.m. EDT) on April 8.
Greatest eclipse: at 18:17 UTC (2:17 p.m. EDT) on April 8.
Total eclipse ends: at 19:55 UTC (3:55 p.m. EDT) on April 8.
Partial eclipse ends: at 20:52 UTC (4:52 p.m. EDT) on April 8.
Note: The instant of greatest eclipse – when the axis of the moon’s shadow cone passes closest to Earth’s center – takes place at 18:17 UTC (2:17 p.m. EDT). It’s a relatively long total eclipse with a duration of totality lasting 4.47 minutes.

A Look Back… Planetary influences in 2022:
FALL 2022
The preponderance of Retrograde planets offers an opportunity to reflect on & integrate events and experiences from Summer. The outer planets, Jupiter thru Pluto, will be joined by retrograde Mercury  from 9/9 thru 10/2. Preventative steps are in order to avoid possible negative outcomes. The strong Mercurial energy that is reinforced by Sun, Venus & Mercury’s return into Virgo during its retrograde sojourn, offer an excellent time to make changes to routines that aren’t helpful to positive growth & evolution.
Mercurial energy is further enhanced by Mars’ transit through Gemini for 7 months (8/20 – 3/25/23). The last time Mars was retrograde in Gemini was from 10/1990 thru 1/1991. We can expect there to be an enhanced focus on media & communication, transportation, the power of positive thinking and ways the collective influence can influence mental control. Youth, or Gen Z, may have a larger say in important matters, including education. There will be an enhanced focus on having one’s voice heard.
Fall Equinox marks the arrival of the Sun into Venus ruled Libra and the quest for harmony, balance and justice. From 9/20 – 9/26, Venus/Uranus/Pluto energies merge to support insightful and positive changes in relationships. retrograde Mercury joins the mix on 9/26 to assist in bringing awareness to revamping communication styles so individuals can hear one another.
A New Mercury cycle begins on the Fall Equinox with both the Sun & Mercury at 0 Libra launching an opportune time for planning the management of  medium range projects.
The New Moon in Libra on 9/25 activates the last coming together of Saturn & Uranus during the first half of October. Although these energies don’t meet exactly, as they did in Feb, June & Dec of 2021, they brush energies activating themes of old vs new, freedom vs security, and the divide between progressive and conservative ideologies.
Expect environmental and social activism during the latter half of 2022 with the addition of the dwarf planet Makemake being parallel to Pluto with its activist nature, alongside that of another dwarf planet concerned with the environment, Haumea, that will combine with Eris & Pluto.
The Sirius Gateway opens every year during the 1st week of July when the Earth is furthest from the Sun.  The Sun aligns with heavens brightest star, Sirius.The Ancients believed this opens a vortex of power & wisdom for the planet. The Earth moves slower in its orbit around the Sun than at any other time of the year. Is this a time for us to rest and recharge, too? Sun & Sirius will be within a two-degree orb from July 4-8. Sirius, also known as Alpha Canis Majoris or the “Dog Star,” after which the Dog Days of Summer were named.
July begins & ends with forceful Mars aspects… there are some softer energies in-between with Mercury & Sun in Cancer followed by Venus in Cancer and Mars transit into Taurus!
6/30-7/1 – Mars in Aries squares Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn triggering challenging reactions, discord, and impulsive responses.
7/3 – 7/4 – Mercury trine Saturn and square Neptune – decisions afoot, gathering data, but still confused. Positive side where both sides of the brain are contributing to choices.
7/4– 7/5 – Mars enters Taurus as Mercury moves into Cancer, and the energy softens a bit – more  thoughtfulness. Good for assessing and stepping back.
Venus is in Gemini until 7/17Something to contemplate is, do our words open up or shut down the flow of connection?
7/13 – Venus in favorable trine to Saturn – Work on communication patterns that weaken relationships… Bring more heart into difficult decisions.

7/13 – Full Moon in Capricorn – digs up dirt &  reveals what needs to change. This Full Moon is highly transformational and supportive for taking back personal power. Pluto is the planet of alchemy!

7/17 – Mercury trine Neptune – highly intuitive, insipirational &  psychic.
7/18 – Mercury opposite Pluto – digs up dirt; reveals what has been hidden. Helpful energy for delving into the subconscious and releasing blocks that no longer serve.
7/31 – 8/1Mars conjunct Uranus conjunct North Node – The world may seem like it is loosing its moorings, however, there will be some changes for the better!
  •    Mars – heat, fire, passion, protest, violence
  •     Uranus – revolution, disruption, sudden shocks & surprises, earthquakes etc.
  •     North Node – wide ranging consequences
Early 2022
We are blessed by the softening effect of Jupiter’s entrance into Pisces as we continue to navigate the chaotic effect of the signature planetary combination from 2021, Saturn square Uranus.
There is a lot of shifting energy in January. Venus spends 4 months in Capricorn until early March at which point it enters Aquarius, catching up to Mars at 0 Degrees of Aquarius…. the same degree of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in December 2020. According to some, this marked the beginning of the Aquarian Age.
Venus, Mars and Mercury have all conjuncted Pluto at various times throughout December of 2021, and January & February of 2022, clearing and bringing to light many issues and dredging up the past as well as old wounds. These planets in Capricorn pointed out where change is needed so that humanity can sustain itself. Saturn in Aquarius has reinforced the importance of the sustainability for Humanity. Uranus in Taurus, however, is continually pointing out our need for freedom, how we value freedom and how we can do no harm to greater humanity as we integrate the Saturn in Aquarius requirement.
Several planets were retrograde throughout the Fall of 2021 and one by one, they started moving forward. By February 4th, all planets are moving direct until April 29th, when Pluto turns Retrograde, one day before an Eclipse on April 30th in Taurus… conjunct Uranus.
Jupiter and Neptune form a conjunction on April 12, 2022 at 23 degrees 59′ of Pisces. The next one will not happen until March 2035. After the Jupiter/Neptune alignment, then Jupiter pulls ahead, crossing into Aries on May 10. That’s where everything gets a little more interesting. Jupiter makes it a third of the way into Aries, then heads back again to meet Neptune.
There are 3 main Mercury retrograde periods where Mercury moves from air to earth, 1/14 – 2/3;  5/10 – 6/3; 12/29.

We are in the midst of a highly transformative time in history. More & more people are moving into a space where they can respond to life based upon their authentic self, rather than responding to life based on all the ‘shoulds’ that have moved us away from who we truly are. When we respond from a deeper sense of who we are, our imprint, we become more resilient to the push & pulls of change & the ever increasing stress on the planet.

How can you make the most of these transformative 2020,  2021 & 2022 energies is an important question for you to ask?

Some suggestions for success include:
-Being at peace with Taking concrete action, Making a correction, Taking concrete action, Making a correction, Taking concrete action…
-Find Joy in Resonating with Who You Are at Your Core.
-Remember that The more resistance you have to change & evolution, the more painful will be the process.

Planetary influences in 2021:

Our relationship to freedom is brought into sharper focus. Can we find freedom when there are limitations upon us? The 2021 signature Saturn/Uranus configuration encourages finding creative solutions to apparently limiting circumstances & roadblocks. 2/17, 6/14, 12/23

2021: Saturn/Uranus

    • Political unrest – Further activated by Mars on Jan 6th
    • The limits of freedom are tested
    • Change can be initiated by an unexpected event
    • Strong resistance to what’s new and unfamiliar
    • Technology glitches, network disruptions, electrical grid (Texas); Cybersecurity issues
    • New ideas that lock horns with the old way of doing things
    • Possible volatility in financial markets

Important Dates in December:

 Theme – Take a deep breath … The planets are a bit friendlier & optimistic but there are still erratic & powerful energies out there.

  • Neptune turns Direct on Dec 1st. Neptune is very powerful when it is  stationary & changing direction. Intensifies everything ruled by Neptune.
  • Mysticism, transcendence or illusion & deception
  • Neptune is in opposition to Neptune in the US  Sibly chart. Inspiration to fulfill the principles of the Declaration of Independence or disinformation & delusion?

Eclipse on Dec 4th @ 2:33 am, 12Sag22  – What does it mean when the Moon blocks the Sun’s rays from reaching the Earth?

  • Inspiration that comes from deep inside…
  • Sagittarius aims for our highest, most lofty vision. Seize the moment to be truly inspired from the essence of your being. Set intentions. The expansive Jupiter ruled Sagittarius energy revels in getting beyond the hum drum pettiness & soaring to heights where the big picture is obvious. It is that vision and perspective that elevates the spirit.
  • Eclipse on Ascendent of US Sibly chart – New beginnings, honesty, truth, higher justice
  • Pluto was on Ascendent of the US Sibly chart on 9/11!
  • This is a South node Eclipse meaning we are cleansing, clearing old beliefs to step into a new, more honest & truthful paradigm.

Mars square Jupiter12/8  – We may experience great determination, however, with Mercury square Neptune – we may not have all the facts.

Venus conjunct Pluto12/12 – reveals the underworld caverns of the heart, whatever has been repressed rises to be cleared. Venus conjuncts Pluto again on 12/25, 3/3 providing an incentive to transform relationship issues, especially those that interfere with the sustainability of the relationship. This includes issues surrounding finances.

  • Venus is in Capricorn until 3/19 – what’s the plan for long term relationships? Focus on finance, structure of relationships, business connections, can reveal the pain of isolation.
  • Venus Retro on 12/19 @ 26Cap28 – 1/29/22 @ 11Cap05– can uncover secrets, go back over old issues, obsessive; Old lovers can surface! Venus retro for 40 days & 40 nights! Echos of 2013.

Sun square Neptune – 12/13 – Good for inspiration, but there may be a lack of clarity and confusion.

Mars – enters Sag on 12/13 – flirty time! See & take action towards goals.

Full Moon in Gemini – 12/18 @ 11:36 pm @ 27Gem28 – Same day Venus turns retro. The Sun & Moon are favorably aspecting Jupiter so there is an expansive energy available for setting intentions & making plans. Venus retrograde puts attention on past relationships and potential hurts and disapointments that may have to be resolved prior to moving forward.

On 12/22, the Mean North Node enters Taurus, while the South Node backs into Scorpio. They’ve been in Gemini and Sagittarius respectively since June 4, 2020.  Both individually and as a society, we will be required to face our collective wounding, which includes areas where we have been shamed, betrayed, enslaved and violated.

Final Saturn square Uranus – 12/24 @ 11Aq04 – Ongoing theme of freedom vs responsibility to society; Old & Outworn vs New, more technological, futuristic, value of security. Consciously take some distance from your feelings and give yourself enough space to find inner clarity.

Jupiter heads into Pisces on 12/28…  Uncertainty… mystery, Intuitive gifts develop, Creativity comes to the fore. We have to rely on our imagination and our intuition to navigate our way through the fog,

12/30 – The Sun is square Chiron on the 30th, and Mercury conjunct Pluto. On New Year’s Eve!

Important Dates in November

Scorpio Energies – Sun, Mars in Scorpio – get down to the nitty gritty especially following Mercury square Pluto on 11/2!

11/4 – New Moon in Scorpio @ 5:15 pm ET – opposite Uranus. Startling revelations & insights. What is demanding your attention? Uncomfortable questions may arise. Eris square Pluto Dig deep for your most profound bottom-line principle at the exclusion of all prior conditioning. Environment planets Haumea & Makemake prominent. In the Human Design Chart, Gene Key 44.6, supports working together, mutual tolerance & protecting yourself from overwhelm. Gene Key 44 rules smell… breath Lavender Essential Oil to reduce stress. Opposing Uranus in Gene Key 24.6 Supports breaking free from addictions & addictive behavior… a neural rewiring.11/5 – Mercury enters Scorpio

Chiron in Aries opposite Hygea – Healing

11/8 – Venus and the Moon come together for the end of a 17 month Venus Evening Star Cycle @ 2 Capricorn 36’ in Gene Key 10.5 with its Gift of Self Love, Naturalness And Siddhi of Being. Taking time out from all the noise & hum drum.

11/10 – Mercury conjunct Mars square Saturn… Hold your tongue unless you want to trigger a tsunami!

11/11 – Mars squares Saturn – impulsiveness does not pay off.

11/13 – Mercury opposite Uranus – insights, surprises, Ah ha moments

11/15 – Sun square Jupiter; Venus square Moon/Chiron – unsatisfying compromises.

11/17 – Mars opposite Moon/Uranus – Very volatile

11/19 – Partial Lunar Eclipse @ 27 Taurus – Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater. Practice letting go and allowing things to happen. Jupiter aligns with Pluto; Mars opposite Uranus; Volatile 1960’s energies in play.

11/22 – Sun in Sag – Opportunity for a new perspective

11/24 – Mercury in Sag

11/29 – Mars trine Neptune – inspirational

11/30 – Sun/Mercury trine Chiron in Aries – Let the healing begin!

Important Dates in September

  • 9/14 – Sun opposite Neptune; Mars in Libra
  • 9/16 – Sun trine Pluto; Venus square Saturn
  • 9/20 – Full Moon in Pisces – Wanting something we don’t have, non conventional
  • 9/22 – Equinox – Equal days & Equal Nights. Focus on Balance
  • 9/23 – Venus opposite Uranus
  • 0/25 – Mars trine Saturn
  • 9/29 – Sun trines Saturn organizational energy that works; Venus trine Neptune – dreams that work.
  • 9/30 – Venus square Jupiter – cautious not to overindulge.
  • Two Full Moons on the Leo/Aquarius axis. Leo (Selfhood) and Aquarius (Collective Evolution) are having the latest battle in centuries. Obsolete forms of selfhood, mired in incorrect ideas and false power, are being countered by the possibility of a future we all can share.

Eris square Pluto – Eris was originally called Xena, the female warrior. This aspect has been in play since the beginning of the 2020. Eris is about taking a stand for what we believe in. Eris is Mars’ sister.

Jupiter – Jupiter re-enters Pisces on December 29th, 2021, stays in Pisces until May 10th, 2022 and is again back in Pisces from October 28th, 2022 until December 20th, 2022. The last couple of years, when Jupiter shared signs with Pluto and Saturn, have not been easy. Now that Jupiter moves into Pisces, our sense of faith and optimism will finally be restored.  More magic. A feeling that there is Divine Grace.

Planetary influences in 2020:

In 2020, there were 6 Eclipses, 4 is average. They occured on January 10, Lunar Eclipse; June 5, Lunar Eclipse; June 21, Solar Eclipse; July 4, Lunar Eclipse; Nov 30, Lunar Eclipse; Dec 14. Solar Eclipse.
Eclipses are times of mega change, internally or externally, especially when they activate a particular planet or sensitive point in your chart.
All eclipses are the wild cards of the Universe.  They are a cosmic blink which affects human history and individuals when activated. The effect can be very similar to Uranus with its ability to disrupt and reveal hidden factors.

On the Full Moon Eclipse of January 10, 2020 there were 5 planets plus 2 dwarf planets and the moon’s south node all in Capricorn with the moon in Cancer opposing those planets.

January 12, 2020, there was a rare astrological conjunction between the planets Saturn (structures/systems) and Pluto (death/rebirth/evolution/transformation) in the sign of Capricorn (patriarchal authorities/conglomerates/large corporate organizations). Saturn and Pluto conjoin ~ every 35 years, but the conjunction in Capricorn last occurred in January 1518 at the time of the Protestant Revolution and its religious, economic and political reform. This aspect indicates the ending of one cycle and the beginning of something new.

February 20 there was another alignment of planets in Capricorn. At this time there will be 6 planets plus 2 dwarf planets and the moon’s south node. This alignment has one more planet in it than the January one has and that planet is Mars, which rules action.

March 21, just 2 days after the Spring Equinox, Saturn  enters Aquarius until July 1 when it retrogrades back into Capricorn until December 19 when Saturn re-enters Aquarius. Saturn’s sojurn in Aquarius will be like a breath of fresh air since we have had a heavy Capricornian vibe since Pluto first went into Capricorn back in 2008 – the Housing-Financial Crisis!

There are 3 Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions in Capricorn: April 5, June 29, and November 12. It’s been 4,000 years since JupiterPluto and Saturn were this close in Capricorn, heralding a drastic change in world civilization.

September 9Mars turns retrograde in Aries until November 13. The last time Mars was retrograde in Aries was in 1988. Mars is strong in Aries and can be rebellious, volatile and, hopefully, more courageous during this period. Use this time to break out of old patterns!

Important dates for aspects to Mars in Aries are listed below which are primarily during the months of August, October & December 2020:

Mars square Jupiter 2 times in 2019 @ 19Aries/Cap: August 4 & October 18. The gift that come from this aspect is having energy to push a goal or project to completion with a I can do it state of mind. Te shadow side of this aspect can include overestimation of strength, hasty & careless actions, too much or too little force being used when the opposite is needed.
Mars square Saturn 3 times: August 5, October 16 & December 12, 2020. The gift that can come from this aspect is that hard work pays off & subsequent difficult problems & issues are overcome. The shadow side of this aspect can include anger, frustration, instances when our self-control is tested & periods when we have no choice but to find difficult solutions. During these Mars-Saturn square periods, people can push the envelope often feeding on the collective power for their own self serving ends. Political and social unrest are likely to occur.
Mars square Pluto 3 times: August 12, October 7, and December 20, 2020.  The gift that can come from this aspect is that the collective anger is transformed into a desire for healing. The healing that has taken place is pushed to the next level and society is will to take the necessary steps for further transformation. The shadow side of this aspect include obsessive behavior patterns, a power hungry drive for power & control, dominating, Plutocratic behavior & subtteranean activities designed to ultimately destroy & punish.

December 22Jupiter and Saturn meet in Aquarius, forming a Great Conjunction. Jupiter rules the bright future. Saturn presides over lessons of the past. The coming together of these two planets encourages us to make a quantum step forward out of the shadow of the past to embrace the bright future promise of humanity.

We are affected by the planetary energies differently due to our unique personal natal charts. As the planets move around the sky, they activate planets in our personal natal charts… like a reverberating tuning fork setting off a sound.

 There are several sensitive planetary degrees that will be activated in 2020. Some are listed below:

Saturn/Pluto Conjunction: 22 Can 43
Jupiter/Pluto Conjunctions: Apr 5th – 24 Cap 53; Jun 29th – 24 Cap 07; Nov 12th – 22Cap 52.
Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction: Dec 21st – 0 Aquarius

  Eclipse DegreesJan 10th – 20 Can; Jun 5th -15 Sag 34; Jun 21st – 0 Cancer; Jul 4th – 13 Cap 37; Nov 30th – 8 Gem 38; Dec 14th – 23 Sag 08.

 Retrograde Planets – When a planet goes retrograde, it appears to stop and when it goes forward, it stops again. It is during these stationary times that the planet’s energy is strongest. When a planet is retrograde, its energy moves inward. We typically experience this as a sense of obsessing on what that planet signifies. On the positive side, it is a good time re-evaluate and make the appropriate adjustments.

Mercury – Excellent time to review, re-evaluate, redo… not good for signing contracts. if you were born with Mercury retrograde, you are more right-brain orientated and have more spatial orientation and recognize patterns and are not logical. It will be interesting to observe if during Mercury retrograde you need to be more intuitive rather than logical during the transit.
Mercury Retro – Feb 16th  – 12 Pis 53; to Mar 9th  – 28 Aqu 12
Mercury Retro – Jun 17th  – 14 Can 45; to Jul 12th  – 5 Can 31
Mercury Retro – Oct 13th  – 11 Sco 40; to Nov 3rd  – 25 Lib 55

Venus – Revaluate personal relationships to make corrections.
Venus Retro – May 13th  – 21 Gem 49 to Jun 25th  – 5 Gem 21

Mars – Review before taking action… impulsiveness is not rewarded.
Mars Retro – Sep 9th – 28 Ari 09 to Nov 13th – 15 Aries 14

Jupiter – Prepare for your next leap forward by reviewing what needs to be done.
Jupiter Retro – May 14th – 27 Cap 14 to Sep 12th – 17 Cap 24

Saturn – How can you be more efficient & productive?
Saturn Retro – May 10th – 1 Aqu 57 to Sep 29th – 25 Cap 20

Uranus Retro – Aug 15th – 10 Tau 41 to Jan 14th ’21 – 6 Tau 43

Neptune Retro – Jun 22nd – 20 Pis 57 to Nov 28 – 18 Pis 09

Pluto Retro – Apr 25th – 24 Cap 59 to Oct 4 – 22 Cap 29

2019 ~ A Year for Self-Empowerment & Manifestation:

We are approaching the 2020 planetary energies, as Saturn, Jupiter & Pluto meet up in the sign of Capricorn, triggering transformational changes and subsequent new opportunities for growth & empowerment. 2019 begins with heavy dose of planets in Capricorn plus two powerful eclipses and Jupiter in Sagittarius providing the inspiration to reach for the changes that will benefit us in the first place. There is a no nonsense atmosphere which can lead to exceptional satisfaction & fulfillment when patience, perseverance and an alignment to our true soul calling is applied with conscious awareness. We are in the midst of a major reckoning with ourself, with humanity & with the entire Universe. When you add the South Node conjunction to Saturn & Pluto to the mix in Spring of 2019, you have a dynamic seed shift on this planet. The last time Saturn, Pluto and the South Node fell within 5 degrees of each other in Capricorn was in early May, 188 BC.

2019 SUMMER SOLSTICE Review, Revise & Change!
THE SUN IS SITTING AT THE GATEWAY OF THE GALACTIC CENTER & acts as a doorway to the incoming energies, illuminating and opening to other realms and dimensions.
We are in eclipse season… a turning point?
Slow down & make space for ‘stuff’ to emerge… where are the shadows? Embrace grace… Release gracefully! The Sun, Moon & Earth are aligned during eclipses. They are turning points – what can you let go of & what can you bring in. Change is happening & power structures are shifting. Eclipses are an opportunity to engage with our shadow. The new moon of Cancer on 7/2 will be a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE, mostly visible over most of South America. The keynote is Empowering. A partial FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE occurs on 7/16. It is connected to certain power structures & can be positive as long as people don’t get carried away. It is a North Node eclipse which has to do with things coming towards us. What is coming in that maybe at the end of a cycle? How do you let it go gracefully?

Saturn & Pluto are in Capricorn throughout 2019 begging a level of groundedness and seriousness as it relates to personal growth. There is a high bar regarding effort that is aligned to our dreams & visions with Jupiter in Sagittarius until December 2nd. Simultaneously, Pluto is digging deep to assure that we are not giving away our personal power to any kind of authority that does not align to our soul’s imprint… this includes the collective constraints imposed by outworn limited beliefs, hierarchical structures & imbalances resulting from patriarchial dominances. The upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 2020 which is enhanced by a conjunction of Mercury as well as the Sun all in the first few weeks of the year in 2020 – has been call a redistribution of power.

Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces will be in effect for much of 2019.
There are three exact conjunctions during 2019: January 13th, June 16th & September 21st. Both Jupiter in Sag & Neptune in Pisces are in signs they naturally rule, so there is a level of comfort with these placements even though they are in difficult aspect. This combination adds a basic humanity and compassion as well as an expanded search for truth that can include higher realms of consciousness and can serve as a balance to the harshness of Saturn & Pluto in Capricorn.

The three Mercury retrogrades of 2019 occur predominantly in the water signs of Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. In fact, Mercury spends more time in the three water signs than almost all the other signs combined. Since Mercury Retrograde periods favor review and re-evaluation, we can anticipate that feelings will be highlighted and emotions can run high during these periods in 2019. These periods lend themselves to taking a new look at old stuck emotions!

Mercury Retrograde Periods in 2019

  • March 5th ~ 28th in Pisces
  • July 7th ~ 31st in Leo/Cancer
  • October 31st ~ November 20th in Scorpio

Mercury enters Cancer on June 4th… Mercury enters sensitive, emotional Cancer for the next 22 days… a shift from thepast 15 days when Mercury skipped through buoyant, flexible Gemini. The journey through Cancer is significant because Mercury will Retrograde from Leo back into Cancer on July 19th, turn direct on July 31st and finally leave the sign of Cancer on August 11th. The Retrograde Period should be gentler, self nurturing and more internal compared to the endless Retrograde in Pisces back in Feb, March & part of April. Mercury does make a couple of conjunctions with fiery Mars on June 16th & July 8th. Think before you speak & watch for reactivity & defensiveness on these days and the days leading up to it….

Jupiter Retrograde in Sagittarius – April 10th – August 12th 2019
Jupiter stands for expansion & growth as well as our beliefs. During Jupiter Retrograde we can check if our expansion, growth, ideals are representing us. Are we missing anything? How about adjustments… especially those related to efficiency & practicality since there is a strong Capricorn influence running simultaneously with expansive Jupiter in Sag.
From whence the Sun & Jupiter last met on November 26th 2018, Jupiter has been a morning star… rising just prior to dawn. During the apparent retrograde period, the Earth has a chance to catch up to Jupiter. After the Sun opposes Jupiter, about June 10th, then Jupiter will shine in the evening until the winter when this heavenly body meets up with the Sun again in the sign of Capricorn on December 27th… which will mark the completion of the 13 month Jupiter cycle and potentially the time to achieve your greatest results!
This particular retrograde is also significant for a couple of additional reasons – Jupiter stands still as it changes direction at a potent area in the sky… at the tip of the Scorpion’s tail and stinger. This area of the sky is connected to the Scorpian stinger and the release of its poison. It ups the stakes for creating our own medicine for handling this level of intensity. Also, the Jupiter retrograde point sits close to the Galactic Center… only 3 degrees away from where the black hole at the center of the Milky Way resides. One can only imagine what that means in this particular time in history!

Uranus in Taurus – Uranus enters Taurus for where it will reside for 7 years on March 6 2019 – the same day as the New Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune & Vesta and one day after Mercury goes retrograde in Pisces. Do you think there is some confusion as to how the ‘planet of the unexpected’ will play out in Taurus given the Neptunian influence of confusion surrounding Uranus’ entry into Taurus? We can only imagine & here are some possibilities:
-Shifting focus from the pioneering, somewhat pugnacious & self oriented innovation from the past 7 years of Uranus in Aries to a focus onto sustainability. What is enough?
-Getting back to practical, basic & authentic values that enhance our quality of life, such as good food, kindness & fulfilling family life.
-The “Death of Complexity” – as quoted from Mark Borax. I love this definition!
-And to quote Sherrod Brown, Uranus transit through Taurus can bring back “The Dignity of Work”.
-Inventing new ways to earn money & sustainability.
-Uranus – Freedom from the known!

Chiron enters Aries after its final sojourn in Pisces on February 18, 2019
The dwarf planet Chiron associated with deep healing will move through Aries until 2027 bringing courage to the healing process as we probe the depths of our subconscious for personal & ancestral healing. Chiron in Aries will help us to cut ties with destructive tendencies that no longer serve us & move forward with a new found enthusiasm and ‘joie de vivre’ for being closer to one’s true Self. Mars ruled Aries is a sign known for bravery & courage. Combine the Aries energy with Chiron and you have a compelling drive to push beyond your existing boundaries to find your True Self, Your Soul’s Imprint. Chiron is also known as a key… When Chiron makes an aspect to another planet, it ‘unlocks’ its secrets, it reveals something that was hidden, overlooked and misunderstood.
What needs healing ~ How can I turn my deepest wound into my greatest gift & talent? Chiron is a theme in the chart of the Spring Equinox and this is a question we can ask throughout the upcoming astrological New Year. The Spring Equinox also takes place a few hours before a Super Full Moon at 0 Degrees Libra which adds a theme for healing relationships based up healing the self first. This leads us to ask the following question: Can I meet others from a foundation of wholeness ~ Or, am I into the Blame Game?

Pluto conjunct the South Node (Ketu) in Capricorn on April 3rd – How does this affect me?
This transit that can bring out power struggles, control patterns, abuse, violence and all sort of shadow patterns that are lurking from our deep subconscious. On a positive note, this transit can also reveal past secrets & help us to understand truth about our true inner nature so that we can adapt accordingly.
There can also be a collective collaboration that can reveal higher knowledge… hidden truths that can reshape society for the better. The Pluto/South Node connection continues throughout April & intensifies when squared by the Sun in Aries on 4/12. What is showing up & how can I honestly look at it. Pluto is basically stationary throughout the remainder of April bringing more truth to the surface!

Saturn conjuncts the South Node (Ketu) in Capricorn on April 30th – What does this mean?
Saturn teaches life lessons… sometimes it teaches us the hard way & has been known to be a confrontational task master. Sometimes we fail under a Saturn transit, yet these failed lessons can be our most valuable life lessons if we can pick ourself up and move forward. On the other hand, Saturn can reward upstanding diligence and patience. Saturn is truly the double edge sword & you are the sword master.
So, what happens when Saturn & the South Node meet up in Saturn ruled Capricorn? In Vedic astrology, the South Node is known as Ketu. Ketu can push you to break away from norms to find answers, depending on their location in your birth chart. Self awakening is key. Ketu can disrupt & dissipate energy & can sometimes lead one to make decisions that go against common wisdom. Saturn & Ketu (South Node) require walking a fine line & not give into irresponsible impulses of wild abandon. Changes made honoring full integrity & necessary patience will likely succeed during this transit. Saturn makes three exact conjunctions to the South Node on April 30th, July 4th and September 27th.

Pluto Retrogrades on April 24th in Capricorn until October 3rd. Are there more secrets to be revealed? Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 transforming big business, government and the economy. Pluto likes to tear down before it rebuilds so be prepared for tweaks to whatever we thought had changed whether in the public arena or in our personal live. There may be more tweaking required than we originally thought. Another aspect of Pluto Retrograde is going inward to identify where we feel powerless. How much control do you have? Or, how much control do you lack? Are you in control of your destiny?
Pluto will retrograde at 23Cap09 and turns direct at 20Cap37. Is it time to surrender to what did not work to clear the slate for the new?

Saturn Retrogrades on April 29th in Capricorn until September 18th. Saturn retrogrades at 20Cap31… within a fraction of a degree where Pluto will turn direct on October 3rd and where Saturn conjuncts the South Node of the Moon the next day… further highlighting this point in each person’s birth chart. The house where this potent degree occurs is likely to experience a reality check. This retrograde cycle is a time for revisiting what went wrong in a past situation or relationship, setting some long-term goals, or simply restructuring certain processes and procedures. Are there responsibilities that you have ignored?

2018 Winter Solstice:
The Winter Solstice is a time of REVIEW… What works.. where do I deserve a pat on the back? What is left to do? No judgment of course!… just make a workable plan! Rudolf Steiner said that Winter Solstice is the only time when the most direct rays of higher consciousness stream straight from the higher worlds down into the earth…
Are the stories I’m telling myself supporting me in creating what I truly want?
IMPORTANT DATES THIS WINTER: (12/21/18 ~ 3/20/19)

  • DECEMBER 22ND – FULL MOON IN CANCER – Strengthens the effect of the Winter Solstice… Review of what is working?
  • JANUARY 21st – FULL MOON ECLIPSE IN LEO – How much fun are you having? All work & no play…!.
  • MARCH 5th – MARCH 28th – MERCURY RETROGRADE – Review!

2018 Fall Equinox: The Equinox marks a change in Direction.
We can ask ourselves: “Have we built a strong foundation or are we trying to cut corners?” & “I’ve come this far… What else I can do going forward? Time to get it together!”.
-Opportunities for deep healing are available – especially related to restoring wounds of injustice & creating internal balance & harmony. The Equinox is a time of equal day & equal night.
-Creatively synthesize to find common ground: There is a strong build up of power & energy looking for somewhere to go that really works.

Retrograde Planets this Fall:
Mercury: 11/16 – 12/6 – Logic doesn’t serve you well. Excellent for review & re-evaluation. Try again if something didn’t work out earlier.
Venus: 10/6 – 11/16 – Reassess what & who we value and how we relate to others. New financial undertakings are not advised during this period.
Neptune: 6/18-11/24 – Compassionate, inspirational, hypnotic. Neptune walks us through a veil of confusion before revealing a higher reality.
Pluto: (4/22-9/30) Did we really make the changes we thought we had made…time to tighten up the loose ends.

Fall Planetary Movement:
Mercury: 0 Libra – 8 Sag
Venus: 7 – 13 Scorpio
Mars: 2Aq – 22 Pisces
Jupiter: 13 Scorpio – 9 Sag
Saturn: 2 – 10 Cap
Uranus: 1 Taurus – 28 Aries
Neptune: 14 – 13 Pisces
Pluto: 18 – 20 Capricorn
Eris: 23 Aries
Chiron: 0 Aries – 28 Pisces
North Node: 4 Leo – 26 Cancer

What about the 2018 Summer Eclipses?
Eclipses are significant especially if the Solar or Lunar Eclipse occurs at a point in the zodiac that touches a planetary point in our personal horoscope. The eclipse can provide an opportunity to shift into a higher level of self-awareness regarding the energy of that particular planetary point. There can be a reset or a synchronization with the current evolutionary changes in consciousness. The effects of the eclipse can last up to 6 mos, especially if the eclipse point is directly on or opposed to the Sun, Moon, Ascendent or other personal point within a couple of degrees.
Solar eclipses can affect our self-awareness and our self-expression and can thereby influence us to make changes in our life which can include ending as well as subsequent new beginnings based upon our new revelations. The New Moon Solar Eclipse on July 12/13 is directly opposite Pluto in Capricorn. This eclipse shines a spotlight on personal empowerment, begging us to take the necessary steps to complete or initiate transformation & changes that will enhance our self-esteem.
Lunar eclipses can influence our emotional ties to others and to our emotional bonds to experiences that may not meet our expectations of what we deserve. This summer’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 27th is opposing retrograde Mars in Aquarius. This total eclipse is significant because it is the longest lasting eclipse of this century, entirely visible for 103 minutes in Eastern Africa, the mid East, Pakistan and parts of India. Especially if the eclipse is touching personal points in our chart, we are asked to elevate our expression of past patterns related to anger, force and power that is not in alignment with an open heart. Events or patterns from the past may resurface so that we can do the inner work to transform these tendencies.
            New Moon Solar Eclipses: July 12th – 20 Cancer & August 11th – 18 Leo
            Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: July 27th – 4 Aquarius
2018 Summer Solstice Themes
-Jupiter in Scorpio & the aspects it makes over the summer to Neptune & Pluto is blessing us with potential for tolerance, compassion and spiritual harmony.
-Contemplation, retreat & determining what is truly important to you are themes with the 7 Retrograde Planets, Mars in Aquarius with the Moon’s South Node & Eris aspects- a Feminine Warrior archetype. If you have to create discord & disruption to get free, Do It, but not in reaction. Do it slowly, carefully & with compassion.

There are 7 Retrograde Planets over the Summer!!

  • Retrograde Planets are often felt more keenly…
  • Between now and the Fall Equinox, 6 out of the 8 planets are basically stationary.
  • Mercury: (7/26–8/19) – Logic doesn’t serve you well. Excellent for review & re-evaluation. Try again if something didn’t work out earlier. Mars(6/26-8/27) – Reassess how and where to direct energies & desires. Impulsive acts may not work out so well!
  • Uranus: (8/7-1/6/19) – Make modifications to the “wake up calls” of the last 3 years.
  • Neptune: 6/18-11/24 – Compassionate, inspirational, hypnotic. Neptune walks us through a veil of confusion before revealing a higher reality.
  • Jupiter: (3/8-7/10) – A deepening of transformation. Identify what needs a make over.
  • Saturn: (4/17-9/6) – An opportunity to verify if we are truly grounded in our vision. Saturn demands that we face our fears, grow & mature.
  • Pluto: (4/22-9/30) Did we really make the changes we thought we had made…time to tighten up the loose ends.

Jupiter in Sagittarius
Nov 8 2018: Jupiter enters Sagittarius – Jupiter will be in Sagittarius for the next 13 months through December 2, 2019 bringing much needed optimism & a fresh perspective. Jupiter is the natural ruler of Sagittarius and it is in this sign that Jupiter is most at home. Jupiter & the sign Sagittarius inspire us to trust in something higher than ourselves… they raise the bar & ask us to look at the broad picture. In the sign of Sagittarius, we can finally trust that what was previously a problem, now has a path where it can get worked out. Jupiter in Sagittarius calls for globalist thinking – a contrast to the Jupiter in Scorpio way of thinking which was more tribal & at times, protective & suspicious.
Also, Jupiter in Sagittarius is not know for being moderate… overdoing in all forms can become an issue now… Take head!

Saturn in Capricorn
DEC 19 2017: Saturn enters Capricorn – Saturn will be in Capriocorn for the next 3 Years through 12/17/20. Saturn’s entrance into Capricorn aligned with the powerful winter solstice & the energies of the Galactic Center. We can expect the collective focus to be on redefining morality, integrity & honor. Saturn rules discipline and there will be no excuse for not going the extra mile or for not doing what is required in any situation. Structures have been drastically shifting with the influence of the Uranus/Pluto square and we can expect further tweeking as Saturn in Capricorn aligns with Pluto in January 2020. Some of the recent Pluto in Capricorn transformations may actually slow down in order to verify their viability. The School of Shamanistic Astrology describes Capricorn as the archetype most associated with attuning to the wisdom of the Circle of Grandmothers, Elders and Wise Ones. Capricorn is related to the structure of our reality based upon what we believe and that changes when we change our thinking and what we focus our attention on.

2018 Retrograde Periods (ET)
Mercury: Can be confusing since logic doesn’t serve us as well during these periods. Excellent for review & re-evaluation. Go back and try again if something didn’t work out previously. Not optimal for signing contracts or making firm committments because you could change your mind once Mercury moves direct. All of the Mercury Retrograde periods will fall in Fire signs in 2018. Stay entusiastic so you can do the work!!
3/22 – 4/15
7/26 – 8/18
11/16 – 12/6
Venus: Reassess what & who we value and how we relate to others. New financial undertakings are not advised during this period.
10/5 – 11/16
Mars: Reassess how and where we direct our energies and desires. Impulsive acts may not work out so well during this period.
6/26 – 8/27
Jupiter: Expansion may slow down..only to deepen and structure existing projects and activities. Jupiter retrograde takes place in the sign of Scorpio so we can truly transform what needs to change in our lfe.
3/8 – 7/10
Saturn: Saturn Retrogrades in the sign of Capricorn and provides an opportunity to verify if we are truly grounded in our vision. If not, we may be gently, or not so gently, nudged into alignment with honor, dignity and the truth of our path on this Earth.
4/17 – 9/6
Uranus: Can we role with the wake ups that we have experienced over the past 3 years or do we need to make modifications…
8/7 – 1/6/2019
Neptune: Neptune Retrograde in Pisces gives us time to notice how we are inspired and what inspires us…
6/18 – 11/24
Pluto: Did we really make the changes we thought we had made…time to tigten up the loose ends.
4/22 – 9/30

2018 Astrology & Human Design energies & opportunities
2018 Overview:

  • 2018 has a Cooler Planetary Signature – less volatile & fiery. Slow moving planets are/will be in Earth & Water signs
  • 2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog (as of Feb 16). Rooster (2017) gains vision on top of the hen house & the Dog implements it
  • 2018 supports Manifestation… but, only if we are disciplined, ordered and structured
  • 2018 is a Juicy, Creative time… but, not necessarily nurturing
  • 2018 focus is on collectively Redefining Morality, Integrity & Honor
  • 2018 keywords – I don’t have time for that! & “The end of everything that didn’t work right in the first place”

Several planetary changes happened at the end of 2017. One change includes Jupiter’s entrance into Scorpio in October thru November 2018 taking us through deep transformations. Now in Gate 1 of Creativity in Human Design – allowing us to get to the bottom of whatever is preventing the flow of our creativity and life force. We can expect opportunities to co-create new forms and new responses to whatever life offers us. We have a chance to align to a new flow… since for much of the time in 2018, Jupiter will trine Neptune bringing forth spirit essence. This energetic is particularly strong during the first 2 weeks of January and then again from May 4th thru September 12th. Jupiter will transit Gate 43 of Breakthrough and Insight to facilitate new perceptions to help us transform old ways and habits from mid Jan thru May 4th and again from September 12th thru October 13th when Jupiter moves into Gate 14 of Prosperity and Harvesting thru mid November, just after Jupiter enters its own sign of Sagitarius and enters Gate 34 of Great Strength and Power. By the way, the Human Design gates correlate with the IChing Hexagrams so for more information, you may refer to the specific Hexagrams mentioned.

Saturn entered it’s home sign of Capricorn. We are looking at a major structuring of our systems and the redefining of our foundations. Again, we can see what is working on the material plan and, more importantly, what is supporting our quest for a higher level of consciousness. What structures allow our growth to unfold? It is not only our personal processes, structures and daily routines that are being questioned, but also global processes, systems and structures that cannot stand up to the growing global consciousness that will have to restructure and change. Pluto has been in the sign of Capricorn since 2008 when we began seeing intense global changes that included a rebuilding of the financial markets as well as mass destruction via radical groups and earth related events. Now, Saturn in Capricorn for the next 3 years will validate the transformative structural changes made by Pluto. What processes need tweeking and how can the recent transformational changes be stabilized are key questions for 2018.

Taking into account the transiting gates in the Human Design system, Saturn is transiting Gate 10, the Gate of finding one’s place & pace, up through the 23rd of Jan and again from July 26th thru October 17th. Saturn in this position empowers an attitude of self love & triumph amidst all the challenges of life and twists of Fate. How well do you stand up for your truth when life throws you a challenge? Integrity, honesty and responsibility come into play especially during these periods when Saturn is transiting Gate 10 in the Human Design chart. Saturn will move into Gate 58, the gate of Joy, from Jan 23rd thru July 26th and again after Oct 17th thru Dec 16th when it moves into Gate 38 of Opposition, also known as the Fighter… hence the theme, What are you willing to fight for…

Uranus, the Awakner, continues it’s journey in Aries forging ahead in new & pioneering ways, all the while valuing freedom and individuality. We experienced Uranus/Pluto tensions at several points throughout 2016 & 2017 where the old structures needed to go and where we wanted something new and different. Now the question is does the “new & different” really work? Saturn will tell us the answers to that in 2019 & especially in 2020, but for now, the challenge is to further test our theories as Uranus enters Taurus on May 15th. Are we comfortable and to what extent have we sacrificed our intrinsic values? Uranus is in Gate 42 or Increase thru March 10… supporting growth & increase in ventures and experiences… when it will move into Gate 3 of Beginnings, Implementing the New for most of the remainder of the year. From July thru mid September, Uranus is in Gate 27 called Nourishing or Nurturing, supporting sustainability.

Neptune is in Gate 63 of Doubts or Critical Perception for all of 2018. We are being challenged in at least one of our belief systems. We have a chance to determine what is actually true for us. How do our current beliefs align to our vision? Immense spiritual development is possible this year. What is our spirit calling you to do this year? How can your growth unfold at an enlightened level… Neptune will be in harmonious aspects to Jupiter for much of the year so the opportunities are there to expand spiritual awareness. Saturn comes into range in the fall and provides a real opportunity to ground this new level of beingness.

Chiron straddles between Pisces & Aries in Gate 25, the gate of Innocence – requiring us to disconnect from anything not innocent or pure.
The North Node is in Leo most of the year thru November reminding us to align to our heart’s desire. If you are not really into the change, the change won’t happen!
In summary, “a new day is on the horizon” with all the passion & heart we can muster to bring it forward & manifest it.

Out of Bounds Planetary Periods (ET)
Planets are Out of Bounds when they travel beyond the yearly orb of the sun which moves between the Tropic of Cancer at summer solstice and the Tropic of Capricorn at winter solstice. Out of Bound planets can be unstable, especially when Mars is Out of Bounds. People often withdraw when Mercury and Venus are Out of Bounds. Behavior can become more erratic when a planet is travelling Out of Bounds from where the Sun normally travels and they become “rebel energies”. it is a great time to consider new ways of perceiving reality that are beyond what may have previously imagined. It is a time to allow your imagination to run wild. Imagine any ensuing chaos is creating new perceptions that are liberating and fun! Out of Bound planets in the birthchart can create “genius” or a total renegades. An example is that sometimes criminals have an Out of Bounds Moon. Hitler’s Moon was close to being OOB. On the other hand, Carl Jung had Mars OOB in his natal chart, coupled with a Progressed Moon than ran into OOB territory periodically.
Dec 21, 2017 – January 3, 2018
May 05, 2018 – June 07, 2018
Nov 13, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
Apr 01, 2020 – Jun 01, 2020
March 17, 2018 – April 07, 2018
July 07, 2018 – September 24, 2018
April 20, 2019 – June 12, 2019
Feb 09, 2020 – Mar 02, 2020
Jan 17, 2018 – January 20, 2018
June 06, 2018 – June 24, 2018
Nov 02, 2018 – Nov 20, 2018
Jan 02, 2019 – Jan 18, 2019
May 26, 2019 – Jun 17, 2019
Dec 22, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020

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