An astrological analysis of the week to help you make the most of the moment.
Don’t say it, do it. Show love through practical action. With Mercury, the sun, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto all in durable Capricorn this weekend, we’ll want to see progress on our work and feel our work is appreciated. We will really appreciate it when people help us in a concrete, tangible way. Call up a politician you think is doing something right and let them know. Encourage a co-worker. And tonight, let’s down load about the week and process together, mark our little victories and think about the road ahead. The weekend begins under a relatively upbeat and wildlife-oriented Sagittarius moon, a Moon which can help us lighten the conversation and explore possibilities in an otherwise serious time. Over the weekend we can lust after well-organize plans and long for clear, delineated steps forward as Mercury conjuncts Saturn. With this conjunction, what we say will be taken seriously, and will… Read More
Let’s hope we’re rested from winter holidays because this could be an eventful week. It’s time to get down to work, because the next few weeks bring real opportunity to initiate a change. This week it will further for us to stay focused, on track, clear of our priorities and able to keep our moods stable. Now that may not be easy because there’s a strong emotional torque pulling on us, but if we can harness that energy, we can go far. Let’s clarify our resolutions as well as our work plans and throw ourselves into a project that utilizes both our muscles and our focus. But if we can’t direct that torque, or we get swept the up in world events or local storms, that emotional force can really roll us through the snow. Three sets of intense emotional patterns will drive this torque. The most urgent demand is… Read More
In 2018 we need to garden our perception and intuition like they’re our last hope for food. The most prominent aspect the year ahead is a trine between expansive Jupiter and intuitive Neptune (exact 5/26, 8/19, felt through September). Neptune stimulates the realm where our imagination, delusion, our hopes and fears, insight and lies, spirituality and intuition magnify and mingle, but it does not help us differentiate between them. To safely develop our intuition, we need to learn the difference between our desires or anxieties, and our true perceptions. We’ll need all our senses to guide us this year so that we can vision a better future and make it so, instead of feeling swamped with Neptune’s shadow of lighting or the illusion of wishful thinking. We can listen to the deeper call underneath the proliferating illusions of hopes and fear, beneath a Neptunian longing to escape, to feel what… Read More
What a good week for holidays. If we can work through a few technical difficulties and drive safely, we can look forward to some extraordinary moments. Logistical difficulties still abound as the weekend begins. If we run around, we’ll be running in circles as Mercury appears to hold still against the zodiac. Mercury has appeared retrograde for the last three weeks, but it turns direct tonight. After a brief, several-day hesitant tumult, all things Mercurial, like travel, communication, timing, technology, package-arrival, and mutual understanding, can begin to straighten out. In the meantime, while Mercury appears to hold still, travel with care, humor, and reading materiel for delays. Know when to take a moment alone. With Mars in Scorpio now, we’ll all need a dash of solitude between our social obligations, and will tend to remain painfully aware of the world’s woes even as we celebrate. Today is a great day… Read More
The Sun is a distant orb this darkest week of the year. The energy ebbs until the winter solstice, when the Sun enters Capricorn and appears to hold still for three days before the days begin to grow longer again. Saturn, the planet that symbolizes our bones and teeth, the traditions, structure, and rules that shape our society, enters its home sign of Capricorn for the next three years. We sit on the edge of a change, so let’s make friends with the gift of Capricorn and keep our eyes open for its shadow. Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign whose determined, ambitious and competent energy is symbolized by an intriguing mer-goat, a creature with a mermaid’s tail that dives down to the bottom of the ocean of our collective consciousness to find a dream, and then walks it to the highest mountain. In Capricorn time, we need clear goals,… Read More
It may be the season to be jolly, but there are a lot of zingers flying through the air to test our joy. With the Sun, retrograde Mercury, Venus, and Saturn all now in positive outspoken Sagittarius, impatient curiosity and frank directness can help us keep a twinkle in our eyes, but we may sparkle under duress. Under this Sagittarian lineup we can feel a compulsion to speak out and share our truth, whether our friend or senator wants to hear it or not. But truth is a complicated thing, and it can be tempting to oversimplify. Mercury retrograde easily clouds our communication (December 2-22) while a conjunction between Saturn and Mercury brings a new seriousness to our words and weight to our decisions, from the national tax package to far subtler personal choices. Because of Mercury’s retrograde cycle, that Mercury-Saturn conjunction becomes exact three times, November 28, December 6,… Read More