Wednesday, January 20, 2010


the Sun began its transit through the bold progressive sign of Aquarius last night, 1/19 at 11:28 PM EST ... in this sign one may want to shine in varoius ways ... shining uniquely and inventively - ones avenues for recognition and attention are likely to be unique to oneself, and self-expression is tied to a need for freedom to experiment ... shining by seeking recognition rebelliously or independently - one may fight against standard methods for "success" or "fame" thus seeking recognition as a rebel ... shining futuristically - one is likely to be ego-involved with progress achieving recognition through forward-looking activities or ideas that include working with new technology or anything that is perceived as being on the cutting edge of change ... shining by being rational - one may achieve recognition for their objectivity, logic and intellectual detachment where creativity could possibly be directed towards innovative approaches to humanitarian causes and social welfare carefully analyzing options without any emotional bias ... and whether you are born under this natal energy or simply incorporating it into your own natal energy by transit, you will certainly be seen as one of the "different ones" ...

Aquarius is a masculine, fixed air sign ... its glyph is the waves of electricity or to some waves of water ... anatomically it rules the shins, ankles and the circulatory system ... its key phrase is "I know" and its keyword is "imagination" ... Aquarius is the sign directly opposite to Leo in the natural zodiac ...

Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus - the first modern planet being discovered in 1781 ... it was named after the ancient Greek sky God - the first ruler of the Universe ... its pictoral symbol is that of the Water-bearer - dispensing a gift that flows freely and equally to all representing the creation and the giving of life ... Uranus is the planet which rules the nervous system, inventions, originality, science, electricity, magic, the occult, light, ASTROLOGY!!!, psychology, x-rays, airplanes and insight into the laws of nature ... it is futuristic, humanitarian, intellectual, eccentric, bohemian, egotistical and utopian ... it governs creative will, sudden change, revolution and dictators, individualism, ingenuity, rebellions and autonomy ... its action is sudden, unexpected and often violent ... it is a breaker of tradition ... recent studies have shown that Uranus is also associated with natural disasters ...

Aquarius is the natural sign and ruler of the 11th house of the horoscope ... it is a house of group relationships whose keyword is social consciousness ... it reflects your capacity for friendship, your attitude toward your friends and acquaintances and all non-emotional relationships ... it indicates what you most desire in life, your goals, the love you receive as well as money obtained from your profession or business ... the 11th house also shows step, foster, and adopted children, and also circumstances over which you have little to no control ... it represents your humanitarian interests, the way you see others, large and small organizations, and the clubs you belong to, which may somehow relate to your career ...

the Sun sign describes the center of ones being - the Will ... it shows what dwells in or lies close to your heart and what gives your life a sense of creative purpose ... it is symbolic of ones Spirit ... so whether natally born with or experiencing this energy through a transit, the essence of the Sun in Aquarius is living through liberating ... the goal here, being energy of the Water-bearer and Water symbolizing the emotions, is to experience and express ones feelings without getting "wet" - to avoid being emotionally biased, overly attached or becoming upset ... the Sun is actually considered in its detriment in Aquarius because the Will can lose itself in the vast "sky" of ones urge to be free ... more than any other sign, Aquarius holds the key to what it truly means to be a human being ... but most important of all is the seeking of freedom for oneself through developing a greater sense of what life on Earth is all about ... and ironically, one being under this energy is all about discovering the love of humanity while not being so keen on one-to-one relationships ... the energy of the Sun in Aquarius can be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: impartial, cool, broad-minded, fair judge, friendly, gregarious, humanitarian, democratic, reformist, idealistic, inventive, original, unaffected, convincing, intuitive, outwardly calm, clownish, free-thinking, free-loving, open-ended

NEGATIVE: avoids intimacy, aloof, non-committal, emotionally inept, impersonal, anti-social, lacks sympathy, hypocritical, reactionary, impractical, cranky, elitist, mocking, imposes ideas, cutting, secretly anxious, sarcastic, catty, flighty, pointless

Aquarian born individuals, this is the beginning of your new solar year however I would hold off making any new major beginnings until after Mars turns back into direct motion on March 10th ... speaking of the retrograde, if you are an Aquarian born individual you will get the current Mars retrograde energy in your birthday chart for the year ahead - just like I did on Monday the 18th even though I'm a Capricorn ... I feel your angst !!! ... the Sun will remain in the sign of Aquarius until February 18th ... ok everyone, now is the time to be a "rebel" in your own unique and creative style !!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


... and with that in mind Venus began its transit of the sign of Aquarius yesterday morning, 1/18, at 9:35 AM EST ... this Venus truly marches to the beat of an unusual and different drum!!! ... it indeed likes being unusual or different in some form or fashion ... relations can be casual, erratic or with openness and tolerance ... affection is expressed experimentally, freely, and unconventionally ... pleasure is derived from being unique ... the handling of money and possessions can be progressive, intellectual, unpredictable, changeable, or even rebellious ... freedom and friendship is a requirement in love relationships ... and trying to tie this Venus down is a big NO-NO!!! ... this energy is often viewed as cool and aloof and one can come across as impersonal and detached ... people of a race, creed, or gender that shock others may sometimes become ones object of affection ... Venus in Aquarius is a detached yet magnetic love ...

Venus in Aquarius gives a kind and loving nature ... it makes one helpful, charitable, but NOT an emotional person ... here personal freedom is of utmost importance, and in any relationship there must be the ability to explore varied interests and hobbies, meet new people, and enjoy a wide range of friends ... jealousy is not tolerated and emotional scenes will cause one to walk away ... this energy is more likely to have platonic friendships because sexual involvements are more emotionally binding than is desired here ... immense popularity and an attraction of many lovers is possible but not of the long lasting variety - as romantic attractions are usually sudden and unexpected and can end just as suddenly and unexpectedly as they began!!! ... personal magnetism is directed toward larger concerns than mere romance ... if one wants to remain close to someone under this energy, they must allow the romantic or friendship interest freedom in their relationships with others ...

The essence of Venus in Aquarius is loving through liberating ... here love must be set free ... there is an openminded and experimental approach to relating and to artistic expression ... it is often difficult for others to see where you are coming from emotionally as ones style can be disconcerting, shocking or just outright odd!!! ... the ironic twist here is that this energy wants to allow a partner the freedom and space to do as they please, but by giving too much freedom it might actually begin to seem as though the partner doesn't care about you ... the secret here is to learn how to reveal, in a heartfelt way of course, your opinions and questions regarding the freedom of love for the person or persons to whom you feel the closest ... Venus in Aquarius can be socially inventive and creatively innovative ... love and friendship absolutely must coexist here!!! ... and while there is certainly the idea that with all this unpredictability and need for freedom that lasting love just might be impossible under this energy, one must remember that Aquarius is a FIXED sign!!! ... the energy one might encounter with Venus in Aquarius may include:

POSITIVE: free-loving, idealistic, easygoing, liberal, original lover, non-possessive, unique, mild, cultured, experimental, progressive, eclectic, sparkling, popular, friendly, tongue-in-cheek, convincing, refined, quietly perservering, humane

NEGATIVE: lacks feelings, naive, indiscriminate, erratic, odd lover, unfeeling, peculiar, touchy, insincere, kinky, superficial, promiscuous, impersonal, flattering, sarcastic, stubborn, manipulative, uncompromising, reactionary

Aquarian born individuals, remember the Universe is energizing you with luck and opportunity while shining the light of love on you for the next few weeks so keep your eyes and ears and heart open!!! ... Venus remains in the sign of Aquarius until February 11th ... enjoy this unusual and openminded energy and who knows - as Aquarius rules Astrology, you might even find there is an Astrologer out there you discover a fondness for!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Jupiter - the planet representing growth, laws, beliefs, ethics, expansion, opportunity, wealth, faith, understanding, higher education, long distance travel, religion, philosopy, excessive behavior, joy, goodwill, and plain old luck - completed its journey through the sign of Aquarius and began its transit through the sign of Pisces yesterday evening, 1/17, at 9:11 PM EST ... Compassion, empathy, the mystical, the beautiful, the artistic, what one dreams, and the ideal are highly valued here ... ethics and morals can illuminate healing, assistance or inspiration ... one may idealize art, grace, nature or even mysticism ...there is self-improvement and growth made through this energy by the generosity of ones spirit and living out ones ideals ... one must be careful to avoid the trap of escapism or attitudes and beliefs that are not really clear or perhaps overly romanticized ... tuning into the Universe is done through sympathy towards the underdog or anyone who may be suffering in any manner ... through compassion and sensitivity being expanded, ones sense of faith is usually stimulated ... there is a natural mystical leaning and an understanding the ultimate importance of personal devotion to an ideal and a faith in the belief in a Higher Power ...

Born under or influenced by this energy, one is often kind, friendly and unassuming ... we are naturally drawn towards others and may spend time trying to help them out ... popularity can be a result of this energy since it yields a sympathetic nature and a quiet assurance in ones manner ... one is not necessarily ambitious in a worldy sense and may require frequent periods of seclusion ... Jupiter's strength in Pisces lies in its emotional depth ... there is imagination and creativity abounding here with great success in endeavors involving the arts ... one may also become profoundly involved in exploring spirituality both on a personal and global level ... any involvement in the healing arts usually produces great success ... humanitarian efforts are especially highlighted ... work involving travel over water can often bring many opportunities in life ... Jupiter is considered dignified in Pisces as it was the original ruling planet until Neptune was discovered in 1846 ...

The ultimate lesson of Jupiter in Pisces is growth through acceptance ... here we have the metaphysician ... joy found here rests on the unwaivering belief in the beauty and goodness of the Universe ... personal retreat is usually required here to recharge ones spiritual batteries ... this energy likes the beauty of simple things, the feeling of really good feelings, mystical adventures and meditations, friends who are sensitive and understanding, and most importantly peace and quiet ... what is usually not tolerated here is a lack of inspiration, the daily work grind, not being understood, and excessive noise .... the energy of Jupiter in Pisces can be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: mystical, visionary, imaginative, subtleness, compassionate, selfless, understanding, mysterious, magical, reclusive, inner contentment, flexible, good value, fairness

NEGATIVE: peculiar, self-deceiving, paranoid, overly obscure, indiscriminate, self-indulgent, evasive, unsociable, inaccessible, incomprehensible, self-contained, undervaluing onesself, wishy-washy, weak

Jupiter will actually complete its journey through Pisces by July when it begins its next retrograde period, but due to retrograde motion will return to Pisces as far back as 23 degrees and not complete its transit through Pisces until January 22, 2011 ...

Sagittarian born individuals, your ruling planet has entered a new sign so expect to feel or actually see the effects of this energy manifest somehwere in your life !!!

Pisces born individuals, this is your once in a twelve year period where you may encounter extra growth, opportunity and out right luck - keep your eyes and ears open and absolutely reach for the Stars !!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Mercury completed its final retrograde journey of 2009 yesterday morning, 1/15, at 11:52 AM EST and stationed back into direct motion - YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... time to ease on back into the swing of things on many levels ... over the next few days to the next few weeks or even months, there may be some "a-ha" lights coming on in regard to decisions made during the retrograde period from 12/26 - 1/15 and possibly as far back as 12/09 when Mercury entered its shadow point - the point where it would come out of the retrograde journey yesterday morning which was at 5 degrees of Capricorn ... what actions did you take or were taken against you in regards to your career and/or public image and also in relationships that you may be regretting or simply wondering why you chose that particular course of action and didn't wait a little longer or are now wondering why it happened ???? .... did you make any major purchases - homes, cars, electronics - that now don't seem like the best thought out course of action ??? ... there could be outright problems regarding any purchases made with anything where electrical energy and/or computers were involved .... relationships may have come to an end - some needed to and others may have jumped the gun and are you are now wondering, or will be, why did I do that or end things at this point ... all of these scenarios are possible as the energy of a Mercury retrograde is one where communications and mental energy is going "backwards" ... now there may be a few instances where nothing really majored happened rather only minor annoyances ... those of you born with your natal Sun between 5 and 21 degrees of Capricorn may also have had something significant to occur during this retrograde as Mercury passed back over your natal Sun ... (hint: if you have, or have not, had a natal chart run that means your birthday falls roughly between December 27th and January 12th ... also any new beginnings made and contracts signed during the retrograde period may not pan out in the end as the energy simply won't be supported .... and of course Gemini and Virgo born your period of review and reflection is over once again so you may start your engines and continue on your quest !!!

Mercury remains in the sign of Capricorn until February 10th and will continue in direct motion until it begins its next retrograde journey for this year in mid April .... we can all step back now and take a deep breath and then proceed to bust a move forward - BUT A REMINDER .... we are STILL in a MARS RETROGRADE UNTIL MARCH 10TH, so it may seem like things are somewhat stagnant until then, and we also may feel that the energy of this New Year 2010 does not really start fully moving until then - so as the song goes "don't you carry nothin that might be a load, come on ease on down, ease on down, down the road" !!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Saturn - the planet representing the urge for security and safety, that is also known as the taskmaster teaching us the lessons we must learn in life, shows us what we are unsure of or truly fear, and forces us to find the means to acquire discipline, effort and sense of order so that we may overcome limitations and obstacles - began its RETROGRADE journey for this year yesterday, 1/13 at 10:58 AM EST ...

The main thrust of a transiting Saturn retrograde is RESTRUCTURING our foundations ... since Saturn is the planet which represents systems and organizations, during its retrograde period the time has come to re-examine these areas and find ways to improve them ... it is now time for everyone one of us to restructure systems, programs, organizations, and even rules in order to make them function more efficiently ... processes and policies will all benefit from re-examination during this period ... and isn't it sadly ironic that Haiti was hit with such a deadly and devasting earthquake on Tuesday just as Saturn was "slowing" down to station into retrograde motion on Wednesday ... since Sunday, January 10th , Saturn has literally been vibrating at 4 degrees and 39 minutes of Libra creating a lot of tension and possibly a feeling of heaviness and being weighted down ... unfortunately the area around Port au Prince, Haiti, "gave way" to the tension and stress creating a huge disaster ... and undoubtedly many of us somehwere in our lives were feeling this vibrational stress since Sunday even if we didn't have such a dramatic release of this energy !!!

Just a reminder that Saturn is currently in its transit through the sign of Libra ... and the essence of this transit is being tested through relating ... needless to say relationships and partnerships both personal and public are going under the universal microscope for closer scrutiny - and haven't they been doing that since the end of December 2008 when we began a year long series of personal planet retrogrades and shadow points that often overlapped !!! ... in Libra, the greatest lesson Saturn will ultimately teach us is that of BALANCE in relationships ... letting give and take have equal power ... through these balancing acts, one will be able to determine and establish their place in the professional and personal landscape of their individual lives ... and Libra born individuals may especially be sensitive to this retrograde energy that is taking place in their birth sign ...

My fellow Capricorns, this begins our yearly period of "hibernation" or self introspection since this is our ruling planet ... what has been going on in your life since Saturn stationed back into direct motion last May 16th, 2009 ... what have you been working on and possibly rebuilding and restructuring that now needs some re-examination to determine whether or not you are on the right track or producing the desired results you are working towards ??? ... or what did you start working on during the last Saturn retrograde period - 12/31/08 through 5/16/09 - that now MUST be addressed and either improved upon or simply let go of in order to facilitate personal growth ???

Saturn retrogrades roughly every 12 1/2 months for a period of about 4 1/2 months ... Saturn remains retrograde until May 30th of this year ... in doing so it will make one final return to the sign of Virgo between April 7th and July 21st for some last minute restructuring, rebuilding and strengthening business in the area of daily work and service, health and nutrition, and possibly family issues ... Saturn remains in the sign of Libra until October 5th, 2012 ... Saturn teaches every one of us different but difficult lessons in life ... but if you keep your feet firmly planted and try to stay positive and understand that the "light at the end of the tunnel" usually signifies greater personal as well as spiritual growth, you will definitely come through a much stronger person and better for the lessons you have taken seriously and made great personal effort to learn from ... you will certainly be better equipped to deal with life and its many challenges !!!