Saturday, September 22, 2012


The Sun began its transit through the charming, social but sometimes indecisive sign of Libra today September 22nd at 10:49 AM EDT ... also known as the Autumnal Equinox - equal day and equal night - Summer 2012 is officially OVER - onward to colder weather - YEAH !!! ... ok, I hear a few BOOS out there !!! ... the Sun in Libra must shine through cooperation, diplomacy, competition- one on one, and through aesthetic channels ... Libra is all about bringing things into balance and sometimes the desire to do so can create a situation where one continually bounces back and forth trying to come to a decision ... Libra is the 7th sign of the natural zodiac ... it is a masculine, mutable (flexible/changeable), air sign ... its key phrase is "I balance" and its keyword is "Harmony" ... Libra is active, artistic, easygoing, peaceable, admires beauty and harmony, diplomatic, polished and extremely socially inclined ... its symbol is the scales which signifies balance, equilibrium, order and justice ... it is the sign opposite of Aries in the horoscope ... anatomically, Libra rules the lower back and the buttocks, and the kidneys ... natural born Librans are often subject to lower back strain and problems in the lumbar region as well as being subjected to kidney infections ...

Libra is ruled by the planet Venus ... makes sense doesn't it ??? ... Venus represents the social urge as well as sense of values ... Venus rules the throat, chin, cheeks and sense of taste ... Venus is all about relating - not sexually though, and it's about people, art, emotions, marriage, luxury, possessions, pleasure and appreciation ... its keyword is "AFFECTION" ... if you've had a natal chart run, where you find Venus shows what you truly enjoy ...

Libra naturally rules the 2nd house - a house of personal values, substance, earning power, inner talents and resources, need for fulfillment, emotional feelings, sense of self-worth, and a house of personal liberty and material debt ... Libra also naturally rules the 7th house - a house of face-to-face relationships and cooperation - or lack thereof, business and marital partnerships/relationships, divorce, contracts, lawsuits, dealings with the public, open enemies, a house showing what you most lack about yourself, and a house representing your grandparents and anyone who acts as your agent or on your behalf ...

The essence of the Sun in Libra is all about living through relating ... restoring balance or at least trying to do so ... it likes pleasant surroundings, peace and justice, a partner/companion, being gentle and kind, and anything artistic ... it is important to realize under this energy that areas where there is conflict, disharmony or injustice is where the art of Libra energy is greatly needed and ultimately appreciated ... the energy of the Sun in Libra can be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: aesthetic, graceful, peaceful, calm, socially oriented, popular, co-operative, amenable, attractive, refined, subtle manner, high principles, idealistic, socially aspiring and aware, diplomatic, harmless, friendly, a good counselor

NEGATIVE: affected, superficial, non-commital, lazy, lacking self-reliance, indulgent, insincere, vain, easily upset, lacking confidence, compromising, peace at any price, elitist, class-conscious, indecisive, ingratiating, discordant

One of the key roles of Libra is to engage in social activities that blend the rough with the smooth ... one must learn that sensitivity requires both spiritual strength as well as awareness ... ones outward poise will remain intact as long as one learns to be subordinate to ones inner sense of values ... the Sun now joins Mercury and Saturn in the sign of Libra ... and how appropriate that the Sun (representing the ego, the life force, the will) and Mercury (representing thinking, communicating and the capacity to learn) should accompany Saturn as it completes its journey through the sign of Libra which began in October 2009 ... perhaps many of us will be able to understand what the "lesson" has been about and then incorporate it positively in our lives promoting greater personal and spiritual growth !!! ... the Sun will remain in the sign of Libra until October 22nd ... and for now, take the lyrical advice of Stephen Stills and ... love the one(s) you're with !!!!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Pluto - associated with death, rebirth, transformation, change, upheavel. healing and renewal -completed its retrograde journey for 2012 today, September 18th at 1:05 AM EDT ... Pluto has been in retrograde motion since April 10th and there undoubtedly has  been a lot of reexamination on many levels of changes both we as individuals and as a society have been involved in ... now that Pluto has stationed back into direct motion things will start to surface that we may have been seeking information about ... secrets will surely begin to be exposed and those involved will most likely be brought into public awareness whether or not it is their desire!!! ... during the retrograde period we have all been trying to understand how we individually impact the Earth and other people as well ... Pluto is still currently in its early transit through the sign of Capricorn - turning direct today at 6 degrees of Capricorn, so there is definitely going to be issues arising concerning big business, the economy and governmental policy changes that affect everyone ... Pluto tends to expose the "dark side" of things and bring it into the light even when it is not what some would like ... we are currently witnessing what could be referred to as the shakedown of governmental lawbreakers ... also people are empowering themselves to make authority serve the true needs of the people and the planet as well ... and ironically Uranus made its second square in its 4 year dance with Pluto but this time the players are in different roles - Pluto is direct and Uranus is retrograde thie time around so it will be interesting to see how the dynamics of this energy play out with the rolse reversed !!! ... between this year and 2015 there will be 7 exact squares between these two movers and shakers so you can bet  THERE WILL BE CHANGE !!! ... interesting to note, these two will both be going in direct motion ONLY once which will occur the last time they square each other on March 17th, 2015 !!! ... this may be the point where the most potent effects of the energy may be felt ...
There are two groups of people that are most likely feeling the effects of this powerful shift even though we all will on some level in our lives ... Scorpio born individuals, this is your ruling planet so now it's time to come out of your period of review and reflection which began around April 10th and start implementing changes or be prepared for change and transformation .... my fellow Capricorn individuals, this energy is making an added impact for us as well since Pluto is moving through our birth sign and will not complete its transit through our sign until 2024 due to its lengthy retrograde journeys and slow movement - after all it takes about 248 years to complete one journey around the Sun !!!!

Pluto remains in direct motion until April 12th of 2013 ... So be prepared for transformation, change, upheaval, tearing down and rebirth in your lives - understanding that change and renewal are necessary for personal as well as spiritual growth - but more importantly always be prepared to expect the unexpected ... and now that Pluto has completed its retrograde journey things may truly begin to shake, rattle and roll - TRANSFORM & CHANGE !!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Mercury begins its transit through the sign of Libra today, September 16th, at 7:22 PM EDT ... harsh words and intimidating comments are seldom or hesitatingly spoken while Mercury moves through this sign - after all, Libra is ruled by Venus which tends to soften and sweeten things while adding charm ... Mercury in Libra produces a mindset that is usually concerned with human relations and psychology and produces a mindset towards balance where both sides of the issue are considered ... it gives an intense curiosity about the thinking and behavior patterns of others - it is very focused on one particular aspect of the mental and emotional plane which is one-to-one relationships ... good communications and happiness in relationships are essential here ... there is a strong sense of justice which tends to make one very honest in their communications ... communications are generally made in a diplomatic, elegant and balanced manner ... feedback from others is a must in order to clarify your opinions ... mentally striving to support your heartfelt principles is often what inspires others with this energy ...

Mercury in Libra likes to consider all sides of an issue before making a final decision - the trap here is that Mercury, finding it difficult to explore any single idea without devoting equal time and energy to the opposite viewpoint and thus becoming distracted by too many facts, may yield indecisiveness which results in the opportunity to act on an issue thus getting lost ... Mercury in Libra also gives an interest to the law and the arts ... it bestows one with charm and diplomacy and gives the ability to communicate adeptly, elegantly, impartially and tactfully ... this energy produces natural born mediators and one who has truly mastered the art of whispering sweet nothings into your ear!!!

The essence of Mercury in Libra is thinking through relating and underlying much of this thinking is a desire for agreement ... it likes an honest reputation, refined minds, good manners, moral justice and likes to learn through interaction with others ... it does not like being underestimated, having no one to talk with, and mob mentality ... as always there are two different kinds of uses with any energy ... as for Mercury in Libra they are:

POSITIVE: agreeable, flexible, diplomatic, prudent, persuasive, charming, well-spoken, communicative, hardworking, disciplined, scholarly, orderly, eclectic, fair judge, good arbitrator, reasonable, team-spirited, principled, honorable, open-minded ...

NEGATIVE: weak-minded, non-commital, turncoat, smooth-talking, insincere, affected, rat-racer, blindly obedient, unoriginal, indecisive, cowardly, phoney, boring, illogical, easily swayed, overly sensitive, flighty, superficial ...

Mercury will now join Saturn already in Libra ... and it would seem appropriate that the Universe would place these two together as Saturn concludes its journey through Libra not to return for about 29 years !!!! ... Perhaps this is the Universe letting us know it is time to seriously think about what Saturn has been trying to teach us concerning partnerships and relationships since the end of October of 2009 !!! ... Mercury remains in the sign of Libra until October 5th - ironically the same day Saturn begins its journey through the sign of Scorpio as well ... this is the next to the last full sign transit of Mercury before it takes its final retrograde journey for 2012 in November  ... Libra born individuals now have a lot to think about during this transit and of course will most likely be shraing it with us in their charming, endearing manner they are usually born with - unless of course the birthchart indicates otherwise ... for all of us, this becomes a period of time when we have the ability to learn to speak more graciously and gently through our communications -


Thursday, September 6, 2012


VENUS - began its passionate transit through the dramatic and romantic sign of Leo today, September 6th, at 10:48 AM EDT ... this Venus cares ... it REALLY cares, and will make darn sure you know it .. this energy loves big entrances and high drama ... ultimately, it just outright loves good old-fashioned romance ... it enjoys the limelight, attention, admiration and applause ... it gives a natural magnetism and sex appeal ... others often find the expression of this energy down right exciting ... affection is expressed dramatically and wholeheartedly ... it can make one magnanamous, loyal, playful and magnetic in love ... the handling of money and possessions is usually generous, extravagant, and speculative ... there is a desire for zest, enthusiasm and an adrenaline rush in ones love relationships ... ones pride and urge for recognition affects ones capacity for closeness ... clothes and appearance are also very important with this energy ...

The essence of Venus in Leo is loving through creating ... love "shines" ... it is important to give some form of creative expression to your feelings and passion in relationships ... and even though one is very enthusiastic, there ironically may exist a deep-seated "doubt" of ones own lovability which others cannot detect outwardly from you ... here artistic sense is very strong ... life is frequently viewed as an ongoing creative experience ... at some point, one must ultimately go looking for their inner beauty ... one thing you can be compared with is your self-respect ... what each of us has to give is priceless ... channel the larger than life energy here into larger than life pursuits or pastimes ... love and allow yourself to be loved in return ... this energy likes admiration, mutual respect, lavish parties, showing off ones partner,and old fashioned classic courtship ... it dislikes even the slightest rejection, behavior that is insulting, being "shown up" by others, and a lack luster love ... the energy of Venus in Leo can be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: romantic, ardent, passionate, loyal, artistic, dramatic, entertaining, fun-loving, radiant, outgoing, warm, openly affectionate, charming, attractive, benevolent, gives a lot, social pride, personal pride, fun to be with

NEGATIVE: unrealistic, sexually obsessed, consuming, too loyal, prima donna, overbearing, demanding, inappropriate, self-centered, showy, brassy, flirtatious, seducing, flaunting, expects too much, snobbish, vain, competitive, game-playing

Venus remains in the sign of Leo until October 2nd/3rd depending on the time zone in which you live ... But will we really be able to creatively and romantically express our true feelings of love during this transit of Venus ... true to its cosmic sense of humor, the Universe has placed Saturn in the final 3 degrees of its transit through Libra - which is ruled by Venus - where lessons MUST be learned and applied or we may set ourselves up for great personal disappointment in love and relationships as Saturn will not return to the sign of Libra for roughly 29 years ... but perhaps it is ironic that the end of Saturns transit through Libra coincides with Venus' transit through the sign of Leo ... we now have a chance to discover and face what is truly in our hearts and how to genuinely and creatively express that in our partnerships and relationships, or change in order to make the partnerships/relationships beneficial and provide more positive and personal growth ... 
Madonna probably best summed up this energy in her famous song "Burning Up for Your Love" - and that we all will probably be doing on some level of our lives !!! ... Leo born, the social and romantic spotlight is especially shining on you for the next few weeks - enjoy smoldering in the flames of passion - just don't incinerate yourself or anyone else with it !!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Mercury began its transit through the highly analytical sign of Virgo yesterday, August 31st, at 10:32 PM EDT ... Mercury is very happy here and functions well as this is one of the two signs it naturally rules - the other being Gemini ... this energy usually gives the mind a rather precise, thorough and analytical ability ... commmuncations are usually logical, helpful, critical, negative, skeptical, practical or humble ... one is apt to put their mind to work doing their job ... this intellect can be solidified through writing or technical crafts, and converting ideas in a tangible form ... there is a talent for organization, but sometimes the discriminating and highly focused mind could get mired in too many details and become excessively critical ... one of the challenges of this energy is to learn to step back and look at the bigger picture in addition to getting immersed in all the fine details ... learning is best achieved in an organized sequence and a logical presentation ... the concern for details can often lead to the syndrome of "not being able to see the forest for the trees" ... there is also likely to be an interest in health, nutrition, competence and ones day to day work ... this Mercury says exactly what it wants to say - no more no less ... it has a quick, dry wit, bestows a fine eye for detail, and usually produces very neat and readable handwriting ... this energy can also make one very skilled with their hands and often craftspeople are born with this energy in their natal chart ...

Mercury in Virgo is very impartial and gets to sorting through all the details to where the logic and precision can discover the heart of the matter ... with this fine intelligence, systematically clarifying and refining information received and understanding the patterns comes naturally ... here we have a logical, analyitcal and practical mind that produces a quick learner ... on the challenging side, Mercury in Virgo can make ones mind so very active with all the extraneous processing that it is sometimes difficult to quiet and still the mind yielding restlessness and/or the inability to sleep ... just ask someone born with Mercury in Virgo !!!

The essence of Mercury in Virgo is thinking through analyzing .. its the pure mind ... the ability to reason functions very well here ... a big challenge here is to not live in your mind and understand there is a big difference between knowledge and actual experience ... this energy also can help one assist others in seeing things more clearly - in forms such as writing, editing, counselling, teaching, drawing and translating ... there is the ablility to assimilate vast amounts of complex information ... ironically, when it comes to expressing something close to ones heart, this energy can make one obscure it in a lot of irrelevant references ... this energy makes it necessary to thoroughly grasp a specific subject as without training or education one is more likely to suffer greater than others from being unemployed, underemployed or unemployable ... the ultimate goal with this energy is to appreciate that what gets in the way of understanding life is thinking way too much about it - a totally clear mind is really no mind at all !!!! .... the energy of Mercury in Virgo can be expressed in the following ways:

POSITIVE: analytical, objective, systematic, logical, discerning, precise, meticulous, clever, eloquent, well-read, well-informed, accurate, retentive memory, fast learner, highly efficient, good worker, modest, helpful, practical

NEGATIVE: unfeeling, remote, clinical, cold and dry, hypercritical, trivial, worrisome, wordy, bookish, intellectual snob, misses the point, greedy mind, impatient, high strung, workaholic, self-critical, sceptical, slave to reasoning, pointless

Virgo born individuals, no doubt you will be infused with plenty of practical ideas as Mercury passes through your birth sign ... for all of us, with Mercury in Virgo we should remember that the point we are trying to communicate should be remembered, researched, rehearsed and then expressed ... make the best of what you actually know ... what's the use of knowing everything and feeling nothing ??? ...

Even though Virgo is an Earth sign somewhat prone to slower movement, Mercury is back up to full speed and will spend only 17 days in the sign of Virgo ... Mercury  remains in the sign of Virgo until September 16th ...

So for the next two and a half weeks, part of Mercury's mission boils down to encouraging us to making this one simple request - "Just the facts M'am" (know where that came from???) !!!!!!