Running In Idle

Mars stationed direct last week, so why am I still in limbo?  Mercury and Uranus are still retrograde and clarifying the situation, but things will move a little bit more when Mercury in Capricorn stations to go direct on January 18 at 8:12 am.
 
How has this Mercury retrograde been for you?  Have you been getting little fixes and clarifications or are you getting some major downloads?  That depends on you and whether you’ve been doing the work.  Pluto is nearing the end of its stay in Capricorn and is having its last communications with Mercury before it signs off.  Have you been adjusting your structures?   Are there any additional changes that need to be made?  Pluto wants to know.  The Sun in Capricorn is checking in one last time with Pluto in Capricorn on January 18 at 9:44 am.  Pay attention to the necessary changes this week.  Uranus will station direct on January 22 and then there will be no retrograde planets.  It’s almost time!
 
The Sun will enter Aquarius on January 20 at 3:30 am.  It’s time to start thinking ahead and become more intellectual and logical about your plans. 
 
Sometimes in order to go forwards you have to look back.  It’s something that you’d probably prefer to not have to do and a lot of self-help gurus will tell you to avoid it and just have a positive mindset, but the truth is that you have to dig through the muck to find a diamond.  It doesn’t just appear.  Pluto transits are some of the most challenging transits that you will face, but you’re meant to walk away with something at the end.  Over the next few months, you will begin to see what Pluto in Capricorn has taught you about yourself.  There will be an adjustment period when Pluto retrogrades (May 1 to October 10), but you’re nearing the end of the finish line in some area of your life.  What do you still need to do?  This is the time to get clarity and plan for those edits.  Waiting doesn’t always make it better, it can sometimes be harder.  Just rip off the band-aid and see what happens.
 
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New Year, New You

Wow!  It’s another year already.  Time seems to fly sometimes.  There have been lots of changes over the last few years and 2023 will be no exception.  You had some time last week to reflect on the past year.  Now, what do you want to do with that information?  If you aren’t already making changes, are you ready to make them now?
 
The first transit of 2023 starts just after midnight at 12:25 am, when Venus in Capricorn conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn.  Pluto in Capricorn has been changing our lives' structures since 2009 and is getting ready to move into the sign of Aquarius in a few months.  Venus is checking in one more time.  Does she have anything to contribute to making your structure more beautiful?
 
On January 2 at 11:02 am, the Sun in Capricorn squares Chiron in Aries.  Are you ready to take action on changing the structure of your wounds from the past?  It’s never easy to address your wounds, but it is essential to your capacity to grow.  To truly become empowered, you have to go back and address the underbelly of your life.  It’s easier to just keep going.  You think it will just go away if you ignore it, but has it truly gone away?  If you’re honest with yourself, it’s still there, isn’t it?  Your biggest fears are still there waiting for you to address them.  Maybe it’s time to look at them differently.
 
Also on January 2 at 9:09 pm, Venus enters the sign of Aquarius.  Venus wants to explore the collective and examine it in a different way.  Can your life be beautiful in a different way than it was before?  Can you look at it from a new perspective and see the whole picture?  What’s the end result that you’re striving for?
 
The Sun in Capricorn is also revisiting a previous conversation with Mercury when it conjuncts it again on January 7 at 7:57 am.  What were you thinking about in early to mid-December?  That conversation is going to be revisited
 
Each year has new energy and this one is no exception.  You’re another year and another year wiser, but who are you?  If you don’t already know, maybe this is the year to start that exploration.
 
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Impulsivity vs. Patience

There will be two sign changes this week, which will demonstrate the tension between acting impulsively and having the patience to gather information before leaping to conclusions.
 
Jupiter will re-enter the sign of Aries on December 20 at 9:32 am.  Aries is the sign of spontaneity, idealism, directness, and independence.  The Sun will enter Capricorn on December 21 at 4:48 pm.  Capricorn is the sign of patience, realism, practicality, and efficiency.  The Sun in Capricorn will then Square Jupiter in Aries a couple of hours later at 7:50 pm creating tension between the two signs.
 
Which energy do you need to rely on to get you what you want?  Both energies have their uses, but you can’t react both impulsively and patiently at the same time.  It’s just not possible, but the energy between the two could force you to react differently than you previously have. 
 
It’s the week leading up to Christmas.  If you enter a store, you will most likely see this energy in full swing.  Those people who are finishing up their shopping.  They have just a few more items left to get and then they can enjoy the holidays vs. those people who haven’t started yet.  The people who haven’t started yet may be looking for whatever item they can find on the shelves.
 
As an adult, I don’t tend to act impulsively often and in terms of Christmas shopping, I plot and plan. I’m normally done shopping right around Thanksgiving.  Now I will mention that I don’t have as many items to purchase as some other people.  My father has improved a lot over the years, but growing up he had one person to buy for, my mom.  So on Christmas Eve, I would climb in the car and we would go to Bradlee’s and see what we could find that my mother might want.  Not an ideal situation, but it's one with which many of you are probably familiar.  The energy was always crazy in the stores on Christmas Eve.  The energy was the same way in the grocery store when I worked there as a teenager.  People race around to get every last item that they need before the stores close. 
 
This is the energy that you’re going to see all around you.  Those people who are thinking methodically.  What steps do they need to take to achieve the desired result?  And those people who are just grabbing whatever they can find. 
 
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Dreams vs. Illusions

What are you dreaming about right now?  Are you seeing it clearly or is it a little bit foggy and out of focus?  It may be hard to tell this week with the Sun in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces on December 14 at 12:10 p.m.
 
Sagittarius is the sign of enthusiasm, hope, and optimism, but can also be the sign of being frank, outspoken, and exaggeration.  Pisces is the sign of compassion, mysticism, and spirituality, but can also be the sign of illusions, escapism, and deception.  Those two signs are creating conflict this week.
 
If you are able to take the struggle of last week and look beyond the illusion and frustration, you may start to see the bigger picture of what you want.  Squares are an opportunity to show you what you truly want.  You don’t discover what you want when everything in your life is going perfectly.  You tend to find out what is important to you when life isn’t going your way.  It’s human nature to want what you don’t have and to overlook what you do. 
 
You may feel overly optimistic and that you can solve anything.  If you decide to explore, remember to take it slow and examine whether it is something that you truly want or you just think you want.  The old adage of being careful what you wish for could be an issue right now.  Think about it.  Sleep on it.  Don’t act impulsively.  If you do act impulsively, you could either regret your actions or have to make another decision later.  Mars is still retrograde in Gemini.  There’s a good possibility of having to take action twice.
 
Dreams are an important part of life.  Just make sure that you really want it, before you go after it.
 
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The Struggle

You’ve been wanting to make a choice or go in a new direction, but you just don’t seem to be able to move forward.  That’s the struggle this week.  I want to do this, but I’m not sure.
 
The week kicks off with Venus in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces on December 4 at 2:12 am, and then a couple of days later on December 6 at 2:05 am, Mercury in Sagittarius squares Jupiter in Pisces.  Neptune stationed to go direct on December 3, so you’re still feeling the effects of that planetary station.  The fog that Neptune can create is trying to clear, but it’s just not quite ready.  Mercury and Venus are still trying to make decisions.  The Sun in Sagittarius will oppose Mars in Gemini on December 8 at 12:42 am.  Remember Mars is still retrograde until January, so it’s not quite ready to take action, and Gemini is an air sign.  There are things to think about first. 
 
Venus in Sagittarius will then square Jupiter in Pisces on December 9 at 7:55 am.  Jupiter is going to expand the energy and make the choice bigger.  Can you see what you need to do now?  If not, it’s ok.  You may not be ready yet.
 
There are two sign changes this week.  Mercury enters Capricorn on December 6 at 5:08 pm and Venus enters Capricorn on December 9 at 10:54 pm.  The energy of Capricorn will bring some patience, practicality, and initiating energy to your environment.  What is the responsible thing to do will enter into the equation?
 
The making of possibly life-altering decisions is never easy.  The struggle of making that choice is quite real. It may seem at times like you’re the only one and that others just don’t understand.  Some people may not, but there are others that do.  Others have been there, made the big decision, and survived to tell the tale.  When you have to make this choice it can seem all-consuming, but when you finally allow yourself to make a choice, whether it’s good or bad, there can be a freedom that you’ve made the choice and are ready.  Be patient with yourself and know that when you are ready, you will make the choice.  The struggle will not have been in vain.
 
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Negotiations

Hope you had a nice break from the regular daily rhythm.  Whether you spent it with family, friends, or tackling items on your holiday to-do list.  It’s the to-do list that’s going to present you with some issues this week.
 
Mars is still retrograde in the sign of Gemini.  Gemini normally has at least two choices and with it being in retrograde, you may have four, six, or eight choices.  This week Mercury opposes Mars on November 29 at 3:30 pm and Venus opposes it on December 1 at 12:28 am.  It’s a week of negotiating between those choices.  Do you want this or do you want that? 
 
Mercury in Sagittarius can be known for its frankness, so there could also be some bruised egos amongst others as you’re negotiating these options.  It’s important to gather as much information as you possibly can to make an informed choice.  With Sagittarius energy, it can be really easy to be impatient and think that you know better.  Let that Gemini energy of curiosity out.  Ask questions.  It’s important to not jump to conclusions.
 
Mercury in Sagittarius will also square Neptune in Pisces on December 1 at 8:08 pm.  You may not be seeing things as clearly as you should in order to make a choice, but Neptune will station direct on December 3 at 7:15 pm.  Another planet is moving forward, and more pieces will come together.
 
Have some patience and remember that negotiations are essential right now.  You might not get everything you want, but you could come close if you can be open to the possibilities.
 
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Time for Gratitude

Here in the United States, it’s time for Thanksgiving and for you to give thanks and gratitude for what you have in life.  If the last few years have taught you anything it’s the world can change seemingly overnight from what you’ve always known to something that you don’t quite recognize.  Maybe you have been one of many that have been pushed to your breaking point.  This is a week, where the universe should let off the pedal just a little bit and give you some space to be grateful for the good things in your life.
 
The planet of Jupiter is prominent in the sky right now. Firstly, Jupiter rules the sign of Sagittarius. The sun moves into Sagittarius season on November 22 at 3:20 am, but before the sun steps into Sagittarius, Mercury and Venus have a conjunction in Sagittarius on November 21 at 5:55 pm.  And then Jupiter will station direct on November 23 at 6:02 pm.  Jupiter is currently in the sign of Pisces which it also rules.
 
With Jupiter ruling the sky, gratitude will likely take center stage.  It’s a time for hope and optimism to take its place.  For me, Thanksgiving has been always been the kickoff to the holiday season.  Once Thanksgiving is over, I decorate for Christmas and start to feel the light that enters the world.  Driving home at night and seeing the lights and decorations from your neighbors’ homes adds to the festivities.  It can help you forget your troubles for a few moments, days, or weeks and uplift your life.  This is part of what Sagittarius season is about. 
 
So take some time this week to give thanks for where you are and what you have.  With all of the Scorpio energy in the sky in the last few weeks, we have seen the cycles of life.  The births and deaths.  You can’t experience the highs without the lows or joy without grief.  You are alive!  In today’s world, it’s so easy to get trapped in the space of what you do and don’t have instead of taking the time to be grateful for what you have and what you love.   
 
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What the ****!!!!

This has the possibility to be one of those weeks, especially if you have placements in Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius.  The line from Jurassic Park, “hold on to your butt” comes to mind.  The Sun, Venus, and Mercury, all in Scorpio, are traveling in a pack at the moment and are interacting with Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus this week, plus we have a Lunar Eclipse on November 8.
 
Venus in Scorpio kicks off the week squaring Saturn in Aquarius on November 7 at 2:34 am.  How are your passions conflicted by the limitations of the collective?  Both are fixed energies but are different in their approaches.  Scorpio has a deep and intense energy, while Aquarius is more logical and scientific.  How can those two energies find a way forward? 
 
On November 8, we have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse (Moon in Taurus Opposite Sun in Scorpio) at 6:02 am.  Not only is it an Eclipse, but here in the United States, it’s Election Day.  How is the process of releasing what no longer serves you going?  Are you making progress?  The universe wants you to grow and will do whatever it can to get your attention.  The process of death and rebirth is happening.  The process of dying and growing can both be painful.  Life isn’t meant to be easy.  You are here to learn.  What are you being shown?
 
A few hours later the Sun in Scorpio is Conjunct Mercury in Scorpio at 11:42 am.  They are reporting to each other on how this process is going and coming up with a plan for the rest of the week.  At 9:40 pm, Mercury in Scorpio will oppose Uranus in Taurus, and then on November 9 at 3:26 am, the Sun will Oppose Uranus.  Are you being awakened to a new reality?
 
Just a note on the election.  What do you value?  What is the most important to you?  The tensions in the sky (Squares and Oppositions) have two different points of view.  This has been evident this Election season and will definitely be evident on Election Day.  Have some patience for this process to unfold because things aren’t going to be known right away. 
 
We revisit the energy from the beginning of the week when Mercury in Scorpio Squares Saturn in Aquarius on November 10 at 2:52 am and then the Sun Squares Saturn on November 11 at 3:04 am.  How does the tension in the way that you communicate change and what are you being shown?  The Sun is trying to tell you something.  Can you see it and what can you do about it?
 
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Deep Dive Into the Shadow

The season of Scorpio kicks into motion this week as Venus, the Sun, and Mercury all enter the sign of Scorpio.  Also, there’s a New Moon Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25 at 6:49 am.
 
Scorpio tends to be a sign that is misunderstood.  Most people don’t like exploring the darkness of life and that’s where the sign of Scorpio thrives.  Scorpio likes to explore the shadow side of life.  If you can meet your shadow and work on the triggers that arise, you can find the areas that you need to address in order to grow.
 
A lot happens astrologically this week, especially Sunday.  Saturn stations direct on October 23 at 12:07 am.  Saturn is still in the sign of Aquarius.  In general terms, Saturn is addressing the collective and the direction we’re headed since our structures have been dismantled.  What does the future look like?  Saturn has been revisiting the past while retrograding and is now ready to examine what it learned.
 
Venus will enter Scorpio on October 23 at 3:52 am.  The planet of love and beauty will drop into the underworld, where the Sun joins her a couple of hours later at 6:36 am.
 
Jupiter will retrograde back into Pisces on October 8 at 1:10 am.  Jupiter is still looking back and is re-examining what was going on before May 10.  It’s giving another opportunity for expansion, which won’t happen until Jupiter goes direct on November 23. 
 
The last of the personal planets, Mercury, will enter Scorpio on October 29 at 3:22 pm.
 
It can seem terrifying to confront your shadow, but the only thing to do with fear is to move through it and face it.  Otherwise your fear can control you.  It’s time to meet your shadow and follow the triggers.
 
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The Energy of Conflict

Conflict is never easy, whether it’s within yourself or with those around you.  But conflict is how you grow.  It wants you to decide.
 
This week the Sun and Venus are both in Libra and are having conversations with Pluto in Capricorn before they report to each other what they’ve learned.
 
The Sun in Libra Squares Pluto in Capricorn on October 19 at 9:33 am.  Not even a day later on October 20 at 2:03 am, Venus in Libra Squares Pluto in Capricorn.  Finally, the Sun and Venus in Libra meet up on October 22 at 5:17 am with a report.
 
The Sun in Libra wants to illuminate a situation, Venus wants to relate and make it better, and Pluto in Capricorn is demonstrating how the structure of your life can empower or transform your life.
 
What is holding you back from making a change?  Fear is normally a part of it, but that isn’t the entire story.  What is stopping you from moving ahead?  Some want to know the outcome to make certain that the correct decision is being made.  Some don’t want to disappoint or upset someone else.  Some know that the correct decision is a challenge and aren’t sure they’re up for it.  The only thing that you can do to stop fear is to go through it.  Try what scares you.  Growth is never easy.  Letting go isn’t easy.  But if you can find a way forward it can be rewarding and transform your life in ways that you’ve never imagined.
 
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