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Jupiter Finally Gets Back On Track

Jupiter stationed direct from retrograde position on July 10. When she went deep into Scorpio she dug through issues for money, sex, power and taxes.  So now in that she has stirred the soup pot of these deep issues it is up to us to shift through and make life corrections. None of these areas is “light” – there is nothing “light” about Scorpio. He dwells in the deep underworld of secrets and lies. Jupiter only visits Scorpio once every 12 year so we don’t get to head into these “sex, drugs and rock and roll” arenas that much –
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The Mars/Venus Dance on the Solstice

This was written by my friend and mentor Adam Gainsburg of Soulsign Astrology (www.soulsign.com.) It is such a beautiful description of the Mars/Venus dance this June solstice that I am copying in total. Enjoy   Joan Mars and Venus will be very close to an exact opposition on Summer/Winter Solstice in June (for northern and southern hemisphere people respectively) while also on the nodes of the Moon. They will also be close to their maximum brightness in our skies. Mars will rise while the Sun is setting and thus be MidnightStar, visible and brightest for the entire night. Venus will
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Venus and Pluto In Opposition: All or Nothing at All

Venus and Pluto are facing off this week. Venus is in the mommy sign of Cancer while Pluto, the god of the underworld, is in taciturn Capricorn. It is almost as if Mom and Dad are fighting and the kids are in the middle. Venus is all about desire and love and Cancer is nurturing and coddling. Whereas Pluto is all about live and death choices and Capricorn is the task master! Family fight! Depending on the placement of these planets in your chart you might really feel these movements. If, for instance, you are a Venus or Pluto Capricorn
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Mars with Saturn and Pluto In Capricorn – Anger Mangement?

On March 17, Mars joins Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. Like his fellow travelers, Mars enjoys the ride through this constellation. Mar loves aggressive direct action and Capricorn enjoys organization and direct action. The good part is that Capricorn will hold back some of the more risky Mars behavior. Mars wants to lash out and act regardless of consequences. Capricorn is more the village elder informing Mars with common sense calming energy. Mars will march through Capricorn for most of the year and will retrograde back at the end of the year. Evaluate where you may be too angry, where
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Lillith in Dangerous Territory: How Are You Addressing Your Inner Rebel?

And there is Lilith – wedged between karmic Saturn and Pluto.  Saturn is the authoritarian and Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld so this is not a neighborhood full of frivolity. Yet, there is the temptress, daring Lilith bravely holding her own between this two dour creatures. In Sumerian mythology, Lilith was the ultimate bad girl. She was a dark demon and seductress of innocent men. Lilith was a strong minded, desirous woman who struck fear in the hearts of the fragile male ego. Later lore made her a fallen Eve type. Forced to fill an idealized male role of
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Uranus Finally Goes Direct – Too Bad So Does Trump.

Happy New Year! In addition to the beautiful New Year’s Day full Moon, the universe gave us the present of Uranus moving out of retrograde where it has been since August, 2017. It didn’t surprise me that our so-called president used that movement to make a stereotypical move. Uranus is in Aries, the god of war. I describe this as like a teenager running with a loaded gun this situation. Uranus is unpredictable trickster energy that loves to shoot thunderbolts just to shake things up. Trump’s ridiculous mine-is-bigger-than-yours tweet to North Korea is a perfect example of this Uranus-Aries, unhinged
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The Beauty of Neptune in Retrograde

Neptune is in its ruling planet, Pisces, but has been retrograded for most of this year. Neptune is literally our connector to the “god.”  Someone with a strong Neptune/Pisces presence in his or her chart has a spiritual or physic ability – the more Neptune the better the connection. Of course, if in a debilitated state, the person can exhibit the shadow aspects of Neptune which are disassociations with reality. Because Neptune loves to dwell in spirit, it is easy for them to forget that they have to live here in the physical. While in retrograde, a planet asks us
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The Comey Firing

So was happening on Tuesday night when Trump fired FBI Director Comey?  Mercury, recently out of retrograded and in the fire sign of Mars, made an exact conjunction to Uranus, also in Mars, as it is trining Saturn in retrograde. Let’s break that down. Mercury, the communicator whose fleetness of foot allowed him to be the messenger from the gods, is ripe for some caustic words because of the infusion of the Mars energy. When he is cozying up to rebellious and fitful Uranus also infused with Mars aggression – it makes the time recipe for aggressive, erratic communications. The
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Libran Lessons of Balancing the Self During the April Full Moon

I had a very interesting dream the other night. It started with me entertaining three close friends for breakfast. Unfortunately, I hadn’t realized I had schedule+6d a meeting of a civic group one hour later and then my book club was coming just minutes later. As these three events converged I found myself sort of spinning around trying to please every group and failing miserably with each.  I woke up laughing at myself and thinking what a perfect dream for a Libra rising person at the height of the full Libran Moon! The full Moon this month, a Moon in
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America’s April Fools Chart

For some reason this year I have a strong desire to study the chart of the United States on April fool’s Day and believe I do not do it with any glee. I have written extensively about this countries Pluto return – which demands that we reevaluate the negative aspects of our relationships to money and values. Now Juno is joining the “party.” Juno is the mythological royal consort whose domain was hearth, home and marriage. Known to the Greeks as Hera, she rules the area of one on one relationships, rituals, women’s rights and empowering the downtrodden. She is
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