Saturday, November 26, 2011


Venus, with stately grace and elegance, began its transit of the sign of Capricorn today, 11/26, at 7:36 AM EST ... this Venus has a somewhat more somber and serious nature as it is transiting a sign ruled by Saturn - the taskmaster/teacher who tends to limit and restrict and produce a need for restructuring ... Capricorn is an Earth sign and when Venus transits an Earth sign interactions with others are sought sensually and with practicality, and it seeks comfort and stability ...

Venus in Capricorn enjoys being responsible, practical, and competent ... there is a tendency to relate seriously, formally, and at times with some reserve ... affection is expressed cautiously and soberly ... there is pleasure found here in self control and therefore sometimes there is inhibition in pleasure or love needs due to fears, limitations and inner doubts - all compliments of Saturn no doubt!!! ... here achievement of material wealth and status in the world gives one the feeling of emotional security ... ambitions, status or a conservative approach may affect love and social urges ... handling of money/possessions usually is very businesslike, pragmatic and very well organized ... predictability and fidelity are a must in love relationships ... this Venus wants to be "sure" ere it makes any commitments in partnerships but will work hard to make sure the relationship endures once formed ... Venus in Capricorn is a dedicated love ... this transit produces an elegant side of Venus - the one that loves dressing up, expensive accessories, and social affairs ... there is an interest in antiques found here which includes anything, or anyone for that matter, that has been around long enough to show its worth ... Venus in Capricorn is often starved for love ... ok everyone - GROUP HUG HERE!!!

Venus in Capricorn often seeks to improve its status ... proud and reserved in public behavior, this Venus dislikes overt public displays of emotion and affection which can yield an apparent dignified air which is resented by others as it becomes perceived as snobbishness ... emotions and sexuality can be repressed here, but in private there can be great sensuality ... though not openly demonstrative, there is great loyalty and steadfastness due to an innate sense of personal responsibility in important relationships ...

The essence of Venus in Capricorn is loving through building ... the test of time becomes a requirement ... the revelation here is that love is indeed not a business and if one wants a deeply spiritual kind of love relationship, the heart must be opened up and surrendered ... to that end, the energy of Venus in Capricorn may be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: committed, serious lover, steadfast, constant, cautious, trustworthy, disciplined, objective, genuine affections, modest, cool exterior, reserved, dignified, sense of composure, self-controlled, upright, practical, resourceful, affluent, self-made

NEGATIVE: possessive, jealous, inflexible, self-righteous, inhibited, distrustful, stern, indifferent, undemonstrative, mean, cold manner, unfeeling, snobbish, too formal, self-contained, stiff, materialistic, money-grubbing, penny-pinching, selfish

My fellow Capricorns, this is our time to shine as Venus bestows its grace, charm and luck on us ... remember to ask for what you want now as you just may get it ... Venus remains in Capricorn until December 20th - unfortunately overshadowed by the current Mercury retrograde 18 of its 25 day transit ... but there is no doubt we will be doing some very serious and highly focused gift shopping over the next few weeks which could also be affected by the Mercury retrograde in some way ... and while love may not actually be for sale - well at least in most situations - the proof of its worth must certainly be "tendered"!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Well maybe - NOT !!!! - Mercury is set to begin its third and final RETROGRADE journey for 2011 tomorrow, November 24th, at 2:21 AM EST - seems the Universe, with its sense of humor, will bestow us with a "cosmic TURKEY" and on such an appropriate day !!! ... if you've been following my blogs, then you know pretty much what to expect during a Mercury Retrograde ... as always - EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!!! ... this retrograde occurs completely in the sign of Sagittarius going from 24 degrees back down to 3 degrees ... some of you may have noticed the energy beginning to move backwards already as Mercury entered its shadow point on November 5th - the point where it will come out of the retrograde on December 13th at 3 degrees of Sagittarius ... suffice it to say that during a Mercury retrograde things somehow just don't seem to go right or as we planned and we often find ourselves re-doing things especially after Mercury stations back into direct motion ...

Obviously communications are going to be challenged both to and from others - partnerships and relationships often hit the skids during these periods - some ended prematurely others needing to be brought to a conclusion ... it is NOT a good time to make major purchases - especially Cars, a big NO NO - that goes double for USED CARS, computers or anything that involves electronics ... also purchasing homes can end up producing unforseen problems and even the contracts can have unexpected difficulties along the way or at closing especially if the closing takes place during the retrograde period .... it is also not a good idea to enter into contracts or start new jobs as they will most likely not pan out and end up being dead ends ... and weddings, well I know it takes a long time to plan a wedding and some of them will just have to go on as planned, but if you can avoid a wedding in a Mercury Retrograde - DO IT !!! .... obviously one cannot put their life on hold, but if there is anyway to hold off on these things until Mercury turns direct, it would prove beneficial in the long run ... I have frequently found, though, that in some charts I've done, people born under a Mercury retrograde sometimes seem to thrive during these periods because they innately understand the backward energy and how to work with it ...

Mercury retrogrades are simply a time for reviewing and revision ... as the saying goes, "it might be a good idea to drop back and punt" !!! ... during a retrograde journey it can be said that we are in a mental "down time" and often things will not register on a conscious level with us ... it is said that the use of Mercury retrograde cycles are to reconnect the individual with the Universal rhythm ... Mercury retrograding in Sagittarius, the sign ruled by Jupiter and also the natural ruling sign of the 9th house, could give rise to issues regarding the law, religion, science, ideals, higher learning, philosophy, psychological issues, mental studies, our dreams and visions, long distance travel, foreigners, foreign dealings, commerce, big business, imports and exports, spirituality and the church, the clergy, in-laws, grandchildren, intuition, ethics, and lessons we learn though living ... sometimes we just have a difficult time being able to perceive the bigger picture as well ... Mercury retrograding in a fire sign like this we may be trying to figure out how our individual personal inspiration can help create our future ... health-wise, there could be issues with the liver, hips and thighs which are ruled by Sagittarius, in addition to general health issues as Mercury naturally rules the 6th house of health ...

If you've had a natal chart done and know the area and house or houses where 24 degree of Sagittarius back down to 3 degrees of Sagittarius lie, you may find additional insight as to what area of your life may be more affected by this retrograde and also whether it will indeed involve one or two houses during the retrograde period ...

Below I have reposted the "Mercury Retrograde Survival Manual" written by my teacher Lyn Hammond Gray ... hopefully it will help out :

"Here is your Survival manual: Mercury retro always creates a repeating action. The Re-Words are common. Some re-words that you will notice during this time are:

Repeat – The action you are making during the RX period you will probably repeat again during the period or later.

Repair – The need for repair will arise. If possible, put if off until Mercury turns direct (December 13th).

Reverse - You will be amazed at how many times you change your mind or reverse your thinking during this time. Watch out for that racecar driver that is driving in reverse down the emergency lane on the freeway. Yikes!....

Recall - Your mind will wonder back. You will think of people from the past or you will encounter someone from the past. If old lovers show up, don't bet that it will stick. Believe me... it is just for a "review." (And if it does last, I want to be the first to know about it. E-mail me and let me know). And you know what, I wouldn't start a new romance during this period either - wait until after December 13th!!!

Review - If you are reading instructions, you may find it necessary to review repeatedly because they simply don't make sense. Sometimes the publisher has actually left out a step. It happens!

Regroup - In corporations, it is a common experience during the Rx to hear the boss say, 'Alright, we are going to rework this thing and get it right.' Later when the period is over, they go back to the old way doing things. It is a laugh a minute. Stand back and watch the comedy.

Reboot and Revise - The computer world is a definite place to watch the comedy. It is common for one to suddenly, without fore thought, decide to revise their system during the Rx. Oh! Mercy! That revised system may never function in the normal way. Oh, please! Do wait until the period is over. However, it is fine to do your shopping for the new components during the Rx. When you do go to purchase your parts after December 13th, you may find better deals and buys.

Return - Now here is a good one. You'll find that this period is a popular time for family or class reunions. Should you stay are home? Absolutely not! You go because this is a review that you don't want to miss. But funny thing is that in spite of the fact that you tell these people 'lets stay in touch' it will become lip service and you won't live up to your suggestion.

Rebirth – Often one will go back into the past and bring up old creative projects to work with during this time frame. Sometimes it sticks and sometimes it doesn't. Only you will be able to activate the discipline to keep it going once the retrograde period is over.

Recover - You can bet that you will dig into your files, boxes or storage to recover something that you need…you can also bet it won't be an easy find. It is likely that you will be looking for a legal document· While it is possible that you may not find what you are looking for, you may find something that you would like to put back in to use. Fun!

Re-examine – Well, just about everything !!!

Reduction – Over the years, I have been amazed at how many times a company or person decides to eliminate a job or to leave a job during the retrograde. It is my experience that a job changed during this period is 95% of the time regretted. Can you wait until the period is over, dear heart?

And so it is. Three times a year we live this cosmic "going to teach you patience routine". All and all when this retrograde period is over you may "Re alize" this simple truth: The flow of the universe is very, very interesting and it is going to have its way with us.

Good luck and may the Universe bestow upon each one of you a special wisdom and unique insight into your journey through this life at this point!!! "

Back to me now ....Those born between November 23rd and December 13th will most likely have Mercury retrograde in their birthday chart for the whole year ahead ... below is a repeat explanation of what it means to have Mercury Retrograde for the whole year in your birthday chart:

The significance of having Mercury retrograde in your yearly birthday chart or, as we refer to it in Astrology, a Solar Return -

A Solar Return is the time every year that the Sun returns to the same degrees and minutes it was at when you were born - all the more reason to know your birth time now isn't it, hmmmmm????? ... a new chart is run for you at the time your solar return occurs in that given year and it is run for wherever you are at the precise time of your solar return ... this produces a new horoscope chart which shows what energy you may or may not run into for the year ahead - that is from the current birthday until next years birthday ... its energy can be felt from one to three months out before the actual solar return occurs .... often people will relocate for the return time in order to get a particular energy in their solar return chart ...

"Mercury is usually retrograde in a solar return chart every six years ... during this time it's best to be introspective ... you should be learning and thinking on your own rather than depending on others ... the mind is like an overstuffed drawer seriously in need of re-filing and reorganization ... in other words the time has come to "process" ... the mental processes are not very receptive to new information at this time ... it's time to go back and re-examine and review things in your life which may have been started but not carried through to fruition or maybe interrupted and suddenly abandoned for some reason ... by focusing inward you might be able to see that your own opinions, thoughts and decisions work best for you rather than those made by others ... at the same time be very receptive to the feedback others are giving you especially if you have missed the mark in regard to some endeavor ... another side effect of this energy is secretiveness where you decide to withhold information or sometimes outright lie ... and why ??? .. because you have secrets that need to be kept or else were you to express your opinions and thoughts outwardly it could cause tension in your relationships ... have plenty of ice cream around to soothe the tongue you are most likely going to have to bite frequently this year !!! ... this is a great year to keep a journal and put your thoughts down on paper and also to write original material ... sometimes you can see things differently when thoughts and ideas are written down which is a very helpful way to get organized ... this is a year where you will probably realize old opinions and beliefs are now outdated thus encouraging you to reassess your thinking, reformulate previously developed ideas, and shed new light on something on some level of your life that needs to be addressed ... "

It doesn't really have to be a bad year ... done wisely, fast fowarding to the past and clearing out the "clutter", you can propel yourself further ahead in life than you originally may have thought !!!

For all of us, this becomes a time to review and rethink what is going on in our lives and especially what may have been started or done during the last Mercury Retrograde, that being August 2nd through August 26th, or even actions we undertook since the Mercury Retrograde period before that of March 30th through April 23rd ... we must look and see what is now running into problems, falling apart, or what simply will not work out and needs to be let go of and ended so we can move forward when the retrograde period is over ... one more item of interest - those born roughly between November 25th and December 17th may be impacted in some special way as Retrograde Mercury will pass backwards over their natal Sun placement ... Gemini and Virgo born, this is once again time for review and reflection in your lives since Mercury is your ruling planet !!!

Whatever the case, it is for sure that there will undoubtedly be lights going ON in our heads regarding these actions as well as other lights going OUT as this Mercury Retrograde energy wreaks its cosmic havoc for the next 20 days ... Mercury will remain retrograde until December 13th ... so slow down and try not to act too impulsively or the day may come in the near future when you live to regret what you did ... be aware tempers will flare and patience may become scarce, but that personal of a sense of humor, which is one thing Sagittarius thankfully is known for, should be called upon frequently as the Mercury Retrograde merrily wreaks havoc ... it will certainly be one of our best allies !!! ...

Needless to say this is quite the cosmic joke or irony as the Holiday season is just getting underway and with one of the largest shopping days this Friday, things could be very interesting ... not to mention all the traveling over the Holiday weekend ... also, just so you know how wide an impact this Mercury retrograde could make, consider this : Mercury retrograding in Sagittarius which is ruled by Jupiter currently transiting through Taurus which is ruled by Venus currently transiting through Sagittarius but very soon to be transiting through Capricorn which is ruled by Saturn currently transiting through Libra which is ruled by Venus - and let's not forget Mars is currently transiting the sign of Virgo, ruled by Mercury, and also beginning to slow down for its next retrograde journey early in January ... confused yet ???? ... as you can see there are many planetary players involved in this Universal dance of confusion and misdirection ... but we all know that in the end, we will get through it and for many of us the only thing in our minds at that point will most likely be the burning question " ... and WHY did I do that ???" !!! ... so for now, it's over the river and through the woods to Mercury Retrogrades house we go !!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


The Sun blazed its way out of dark brooding Scorpio and began its cheerful, optimistic and adventurous transit through the sign of Sagittarius today, 11/22 at 11:08 AM EST ... this is probably the most positive sign of the Zodiac ... in Sagittarius we need to shine for our benevolence, shine through our optimism and enthusiasm, and seek recognition for our ideals ... freedom is sought and valued on all levels - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual ... this is the sign of straightforwardness and honesty ... naturally energetic and outgoing, Sagittarius usually attains its goals through the power of positive thinking ... here we have serious thinkers concerned with the well being of mankind as well as their own lives ... often the truth is spoken very frankly and undiluted so it's best to develop a thickened skin with this energy ... there is a desire here to expand into previously undreamed of realms viscerally through experience and the excitement of adventure ... there is strong inward drive to travel far and fast either geographically and/or in thought ... the creative urge is also very strong in Sagittarius ...

Sagittarius is a mutable (flexibility), masculine fire sign ... it's glyph is the Archer's arrow ... it is ruled by the planet Jupiter whose keywords are benevolence, expansion and protective urge ... its keyphrase is "I understand" and keyword is "visualization" ... anatomically it rules the hips and the thighs - and there certainly can be the tendency for a lot of "expansion" in those areas of the body especially during this season of the year, right??? ... it is the sign opposite of Gemini ...

Sagittarius is the natural ruler of the 9th house - a house of "life" whose keyword is "aspiration" ... the 9th house denotes your higher mind and the superconscious ... it relates to law, religion, science, ideals, higher learning, philosophy, psychology, profound mental study, personal dreams and visions ... it shows distant travel, foreigners, foreign dealings, commerce, big business, imports and exports ... the 9th house also represents the church - as a spiritual factor, the clergy, in-laws, grandchildren, intuition, ethics and public opinion in general ... it indicates the lessons we learn through living ...

The essence of the Sun in Sagittarius is living through seeking ... it is the adventurer ... life is seen as an opportunity ... it never really matters how hard the road ahead is because it is still a road to be travelled on and go places ... there is an intuitive grasp here of how life works - this is the "manager" of the Zodiac ... there is great power at ones disposal under this energy - if you let the proverbial "horses run wild" you might end up the victim of a big crash and torn apart ... under control and with a high target to aim at, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!! ... and so the energy to be harnessed can be the following:

POSITIVE: benevolent, generous, enthusiastic, jovial, optimistic, lucky, far-sighted, positive thinker, stimulating, outspoken, colorful, open and honest, able, good judgement, honorable, mobile, expansive, carefree, vitalistic

NEGATIVE: promises too much, excessive, over-zealous, overbearing, blind to details, jumps to conclusions, contentious, inconsiderate, exaggerative, embarrassing, boastful, moralizing, pompous, volatile, scattered, irresponsible, careless, lascivious

Sagittarian born individuals, this is your time of year to SHINE ... it's the beginning of a new Solar year for you, so you have the chance to wipe the slate clean and aim for new goals which is right up your alley!!! ... the Sun now joins the jubilant celebration with Mercury and Venus and will remain in Sagittarius until December 21st/22nd depending on where you live ... consider the Holiday season officially underway with the excitement of a young childs imagination shifting into high gear, and hopefully the benefit of good will toward each other ... Just a reminder, the upcoming Mercury Retrograde - which will also be entirely in the sign of Sagittarius will overlap the Sun's transit through Sagittarius for 20 days - from November 26th through December 13th ... so be careful about starting any new Sagittarian inspired endeavors until after December 13th ... HOWEVER, it is an excellent time to GO BACK and learn something new, study and sharpen the focus on your "personal lens" you view life through - which is one of the things Sagittarius is so very fond of doing !!!

There's always a direction in which to head, and as each journey begins with one step forward, look upward and focus on one thing that will satisfy you and keep you on track, and be true to it ... and then - like the Archer's precisely launched arrow - you will hit your intended mark!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


... and lets hope you have an ENDLESS supply of lung power to whistle with !!! ... Mars will steamroll into and began its transit through the highly analytical and perfectionistic sign of Virgo this evening, 11/10, at 11:15 PM EST ... we will literally be driven to step up the work productivity times 100 !!! ... this is the energy of the true workaholic ... when Mars transits through an earth sign - Virgo, Capricorn or Taurus - some of its force is slowed down a little, and it usually manifests its power conservatively and patiently ... but remember we are talking about Mars now in a sign that pays a LOT of attention to detail, detail, detail along with deeply penetrating analysis and praciticality ... Mars is a planet whose nature is represented by a fiery drive, and Virgo is an earth sign ... and what can fire often do to the earth ??? ... SCORCH AND BURN - so be careful !!! ... Mars was last in Virgo in June/July of 2010 - anything come to mind about what happened during that time ??? ... and as long as we talking about it, remember that Virgo is naturally ruled by Mercury, so it can be said that Mercury and Mars will have a connected relationship during this transit ... it would be wise to be very careful and think before you speak and try to avoid verbal confrontations with these two energies dancing together !!!

Mars in Virgo is scientific and logical ... it enjoys working ... and working ... and working !!! ... it is extremely thorough and painstaking and is usually able to perform even the most monotonous tasks well - surgeons and craftsmen are often born under this energy ... sometimes it can get so engrossed in the work details that it loses sight of the overall project and can come to the conclusion that the effort is hopeless and decide to move on - thus making this energy driving one to the point of undertaking too many projects at once ... one must guard against becoming overly critical, and one must also be on guard to avoid working themselves so hard they end up bringing on some form of illness ... under this energy one might need to address health issues - especially inflammations or issues in the intestinal area, or one may simply decide its time to pursue a healthier lifestyle and begin a new diet regimen or nutritional routine ...

Mars in Virgo usually plans its actions carefully and executes them very systematically ...efficient functioning is important in both work and bodily health ... the basic inclination here is to be practical, thrifty, dedicated and follow an approach that tries to find flaws and fix them ... personal identity is tied to being competent and doing things correctly ... cleanliness is of utmost importance ... the caveat here is to avoid too much nitpicking, self-criticism and getting so enmeshed in the details that you inhibit your ability to act ... sexual drive and physical energy are influenced by ones sense of effectiveness and ones competence ... and too much focus on "performance" could result in inhibition and failure to be productive ....

The essence of Mars in Virgo is getting through analyzing ... it can be the slave-driver or slave-driven ... here good health represents efficiency ... many times one may ask themselves exactly what is it that they are striving for ... it is said that one of the lessons under this energy is to be learned by giving in to the energy of the sign opposite of Virgo which is Pisces - in other words giving into the mystery of life itself, the world, sex and just letting everything run on autopilot for awhile ... Mars in Virgo can flip back and forth between chastity and promiscuity very easily since we have Mars (desire) and Virgo (purity) whose energies are intertwined ... this energy likes work that is done with very fine precision, getting things right, a professional touch, good sexual hygiene, and proper technique ... it dislikes inaccuracy, people who don't put forth effort and those who lack dexterity and grace ... the energy of Mars in Virgo can be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: fine sexuality, hits the target, watchful, even-tempered, helpful, healing ability, attentive, subtle touch, industrious, methodical, energy-saving, thorough, shrewd, clever, ingenious, precise, accurate, clean, economical

NEGATIVE: frustrating, sexually exacting, voyeuristic, repressed, interfering, hypochondriac, neurotic, workaholic, inflexible, energy wasting, never finishing projects, exploitative, cantankerous, critical, fussy, sanctimonious

Virgo born individuals, this is your time for an expanded extra energy boost - just what you need to be further fueled by that detail, practical, analytical and work driven oriented energy you were born with ... so you may be thrust into overdrive - but we still love you !!! ... as it takes Mars approximately 2 years to "burn" through the complete zodiac, make good use of this extra energy while you have it ... at some point Mars will transit over your Natal Sun, and possibly back over it and then turn around and go over it AGAIN, so you may become very "fired up" about something in your life !!! ... as always for all of us, if you've had a natal chart done look to which house or houses the sign of Virgo resides in and you can gain insight as to what area of life will be charged up by this Martian energy !!!

Mars remains in the sign of Virgo until  - WAIT FOR IT - July 3rd, 2012 ... not your normal Mars 6 week transit of a sign and you already have probably guessed why ... Mars is beginning to slow down to take its next retrograde journey which begins in January of 2012 which will be completely in the sign of Virgo as well ... so it will spend roughly the next 8 months in Virgo which means daily work/service, health and nutrition and family issues are certainly going to be put under the Universal microscope for very thorough examination !!!! ... make good use of this time as there is the potential to get a lot accomplished through steady and controlled effort ... just remember that Uranus is currently transiting through Aries which is ruled by Mars and so it "deposits" its energy in with Mars in Virgo and with all that drive and heightened energy to expand, liberate, do things suddenly and unexpectedly and do things with precision and accuracy, the tendency to "incinerate" yourself and others with this fiery energy will be something to be on constant guard against because in the process of too much overdrive you may negatively affect your health ... that being said - HEIGH-HO , HEIGH-HO, IT'S OFF TO WORK WE GO ... AND GO ... AND GO !!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Neptune - the planet of the spiritual, the universal, the ethereal, the mysterious and mystical, enlightenment and/or delusion, sensitivity, imagination, escape, release, surrender, sacrifice, compassion, suffering, meditation, healing, artistic inspiration, music, drugs and alcohol, glamour, fantasy, religious drives, romantic love, film , altered states, dissolvement, uplifiting experiences, confusion, consolation and dreams - completed its retrograde journey for the year today, November 9th, at 1:55 PM EST... having been retrograde since June 3rd of this year, Neptune has been asking all of us to look inward and attempt to tune into the collective unconscious and try to understand how our fears, illusions, confusion, or personal spiritual journey is connected into the energy of what is happening with humanity ... hopefully we have been able to determine whether or not we have been applying our own personal energies in a positive manner in order to develop faith and spirituality ... it is possible that many of us have discovered that we have been aimlessly following a path of escapism and disappointment ... it has been a time to develop a rational objectivity concerning the intangible aspects of life which would include truth, fear, hope and inspiration ... many artisits, musicians, poets and those who lead highly spiritual lives may have been able to tap into their higher selves and find inspiration to further their abilities ... hopefully, we have all been paying extra special attention to our dreams as they are sure to have brought us important messages from our unconscious state ... unfortunately there are those who may have been driven into drugs and alcohol as a way to "escape" what is perceived as the pain and suffering of daily life ... people born with Neptune retrograde in their natal chart are usually those who at some point in their lives find the need to question and test all aspects of faith and beliefs ...

Neptune, after making a very brief initial tranist through the sign it naturally rules - that being Pisces - on April 4th, returned by retrograde motion on August 4th to the sign of Aquarius which represents a need for unification through liberation ... we've all been put through tests to see exactly what freedom is and to realize that the best way to unify is ultimately to liberate ... this can lead to the ablility to tune into other fellow human beings and to become united as one ... this period has also come to help begin to illuminate those who can see the Light and those who cannot ... Neptune in Aquarius seeks inspiration through groups, networking, and individuality and can lead one to be quite the humanitarian ... Neptune, which began its transit through Aquarius in January of 1998, will complete its transit through Aquarius on February 3rd, 2012 not to return for approximately 165 years !!! ... Aquarius born be sure to take advantage of this final exposure of Neptune in your birth sign in order to get in touch with your spiritual being and appreciate the opportunity the Universe has given you to see your spiritual side and where you fit in the Universal scheme of things !!!

Pisces born, this is your ruling planet so it is time to "wake up" and begin to move forward on goals, desires, and dreams once again ... what have you been rethinking and reviewing in your life since June 3rd of this year that you now understand is productive and what have you discovered that may be a hindrance and detrimental to your personal and spiritual growth ??? ... the same could be said for the rest of us as well ...

Neptune remains in direct motion until June 4th, 2012 ... as it has been said that a "dream is a wish your heart makes" - may each one of us find our dreams becoming a reality in our lives !!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Mercury began its transit through the philosophical, visionary, idealistic, inspirational sign of Sagittarius today, November 2nd, at 12:54 PM EDT... this Mercurial energy learns by gaining an overview of the Big Picture ... it wants to know everything !!! ... it can use way too many words and use great hand gestures sometimes knocking things over, and talk much too loudly at times ... but for all its challenges, this Mercury can be quite funny, bluntly honest, and entertain so well that you might find it appealing ... here we have a sincere energy with a great sense of humor ... sometimes things are blurted out without considering the consequences ... there can be highly intuitive flashes of truth ... there is also such an overabundance of varied interests that one can scatter their mental forces too thinly ... here the mind does not need sharpening, only good direction ... generous, progressive and honest, this Mercury does not like deception on any level ... there is great interest in higher education, philosophy and religion ... intellectual status is admired and one could become a non-stop talker ... there is a love of travel of any kind found here - foreign places, cultures and people can inspire ones mindset ... the mental approach is broad and quick ... communication is made enthusiastically, openly and optimistically ... the desire to be direct, truthful, generous and broad-minded aids in connections with other people ... thinking and reasoning are usually influenced by long-term goals rather than specific or short-term desires and needs ... honesty is usually a major focus with this energy ... one is likely to be quite articulate and gregarious ... there can be a tendency to leap to conclusions, overgeneralize and possibly overexaggerate ... one can inspire others through their ideas ... there is a natural inclination to learn and to teach other people what one knows ... there could also be an interest in writing or the law as well ...

The essence of Mercury in Sagittarius is thinking through SEEKING ... its the eternal student ... the understanding that knowledge is truly power ... the mindset is broad and active and capable of cultivating itself and being aware of a variety of lifes aspects ... there needs to be a focus here otherwise the knowledge and experience can yield a personal philosophy that is merely a scattered collection of ideas and thoughts that are disconnected ... here we have a seeking mind that is looking for the meaning of life ... one speaks their mind yielding a refreshing clearing of the air in order for one to see where they stand with others, and where others stand with you and themselves ... getting things off ones chest is important with this energy - left unsaid it could lead to difficulty with communications and evening with breathing !!! ... here is a mind filled with wonder at all this world has to offer - everything is there for the finding ... mental freedom, a good hot debate, laughing and joking, great thoughts and the promises of life are liked ... not so well liked are an overabundance of ideas, long sad faces, small minded people and those who are wet blankets ... the energy of Mercury in Sagittarius can be expressed in the following ways :

POSITIVE: frank, sincere, open-minded, speaks ones mind, versatile mind, speculative, intuitive, noble-thinking, thinks big, learned, clever, far-sighted, philosophical, fair judge, sees truth, enthusiastic, cultured, eclectic, informed, well-connected

NEGATIVE: indiscreet, irreverent, overly talkative, scattered mind, irrelevant, illogical, poor concentration, overly-grand ideas, too academic, impractical, short-sighted, sermonizing, opinionated, self righteous, trendy, conceited, pompous

Mercury remains in the sign of Sagittarius until January 8th - WHAAAAAAAAAAAT ????... this is the last transit of a sign it will begin until it begins its final Retrograde journey for 2011 on November 24th - recognize the date ... you got it - THANKSGIVING DAY so are we truly going to be thankful ??? ... gotta love that Cosmic sense of humor !!!... for Sagittarian born especially, but including the rest of us as well, the other cosmic joke here is that with all the scathingly brilliant ideas we may come up with to expand our lives and gain a better understanding of how we fit in the greater Universal plan, initiating action to bring these ideas into reality might be ill-advised until the upcoming Mercury retrograde is complete - and that is on December 13th !!! ... meanwhile, each of us can enhance our native born intelligence with formal training if we choose ... we should look and listen ... gear your thoughts to an end that is enduring or even a cause that will inspire others ... and the best advice one can be given with Mercury in Sagittarius, especially factoring in the upcoming Retorgade period, is this - THINK BEFORE SPEAKING !!!


Venus began its transit through the enthusiastic, broad-minded sign of Sagittarius early this morning, November 2nd, at 4:51 AM EDT ... this Venus is all about the adventure and excitement that love can bring and therefore ends up being a love that doesn't always last ... but friendships have longevity and they are usually numerous ... this energy enjoys travel, philosophy, education, and anything which will broaden ones horizons and perspective on life ... it is friendly, expansive and philanthropic towards people ... affection is expressed generously, grandly, extravagantly unless one becomes disillusioned when their ideals are denied ... in fact, this Venus can give so much that it forgets it deserves to receive as well ... honesty is valued and one can be quite broad minded in terms of love ... pleasure is found through ideals and ideas ... it may be difficult getting settled down into one relationship because there is the enjoyment of exploration and adventure along with the constant seeking of the ideal relationship ... comfort and harmony here requires the freedom to roam, explore, and always be able to look for something better ... the handling of money and possessions is usually optimistic and often can lead one to getting overextended ... this Venus wants "THE BEST" in its love relationships ... both partners must agree on goals, values and their world view ... philosophical harmony is absoultely essential ... being direct and honest is required ... there is also an increased benefit through foreign travel, people and their cultures ...this Venus is extremely flirtatious !!!

The essence of Venus in Sagittarius is loving through seeking ... the joy of love ... here we find an awareness of the inexhaustibility and bounty of love ... one understands that there cannot be the good times without the bad and through thick and thin faith in love is never lost ... the unbounded and expansive sense of love and pleasure can inspire and warm ones heart ... here with the awareness of the infinite supply of Love, it is important to give something of value to others ... Venus in Sagittarius is also concerned with the bonding of physical and spiritual love ... what lovely energy to begin the upcoming Holiday season !!! ... it is important here to learn from actual experience rather than from a book ... ultimately a set of beliefs and principles will dictate that ones manner of loving and relating is essential to ones happiness ... this Venus likes quick emotional responses, honest and upfront relating, playing around and philanthropy ... it dislikes holding back, leaving things unsaid, restraint and inactivity and flattery and phony facades ... the energy of Venus in Sagittarius can be expressed in the following ways :

POSITIVE: romantic imagination, light-hearted, warm and affectionate, generous, guided by particular standards, benevolence and loyalty, idealistic, demonstrative, non-possessive, emotionally frank, honest with ones lover, broad-minded, socially active, vivacious, popular, friendly

NEGATIVE: easily attracted, impressionable, overly flirtatious, broken promises, forces beliefs on ones partner, unable to face emotional truth, hard to please, escapist, scatters emotions, fickle, brutally and offensively tactless, impersonally affectionate, amoral, name-dropper, promiscuous, a "groupie", squanders affections

Sagittarian born, the "love light " is shining on you for the next few weeks - you just might get what you "desire" !!! ... while Venus transits Sagittarius it is important to remember to set a higher value on yourself which ultimately may lead to others appreciating you more ... one will be truly loved for expressing how one genuinely feels about oneself ... identify your ideals and needs and seek to express them ... understand that love grows through its own trials ... Venus remains in the sign of Sagittarius until November 26th only overlapping the final Mercury retrograde for the year in Sagittarius, which begins on November 24th, for two days  - an early Holiday gift from the Universe !!! ...  And speaking of the upcoming Holiday season that is usually filled with magical and child-like anticipation on many different levels, a word of friendly advice - seek out what is truly in your heart and let that be the greatest gift you give to someone else !!!