Mars soldiers on

It’s been awhile since I posted anything here. I’ve just been taking a break, planning personal stuff and more. Of course the planets and stars keep on trucking in the mean time. Here’s a quick thought about Mars moving from Scorpio to Sagittarius on August 2nd

Folks are eeking out their last little bits of ego centered savagery due to Mars sitting in the 29th degree of Scorpio. Don’t think the verbal fireworks will be over once Mars moves into Sagittarius though. That’s laughable. Sagittarius loves to talk. Sagittarius also loves its self. Just not in as a covert and manipulative way as an unrefined Scorpio Mars. While Scorpio Mars lays in wait for a bit; Sag Mars will blow its top relatively quickly and then act as if nothing. Mars in Sag needs to take physical action to dispel that mental or emotional discomfort and while talking(typing) is mental, it is also a physical act. Be ready

PSA: No, You Are Not An Aries/Taurus/Gemini/etc.

Astrological zodiac signs ARE NOT people.


There are no Gemini’s. There are some people with their sun in Gemini however. There are no Pisces’s. There are people who have some (never all) planets and/or points that are colored by Piscean energy.

Let astrology open you up to the multifaceted you. Not a diminished caricature or incomplete picture. Astrology has focused on more than just the zodiac signs for centuries across most civilizations. Don’t sell it or yourself short by reducing who you are to just your sun sign.

Scorpio New Moon 11/2015- So close it hurts but pain can be pleasure

New moon is coming on 11/11 ooooooohhhh

Yes folks we have a new moon waiting to signal the beginning of a new cycle around 12:45pm ET on November 11th. The celestial  meet and greet takes place in the heavy sign of Scorpio. Scorpio often gets a bad rap but it really is a necessary sign. Astrologers love to play up the transformative angle of Scorpio while dabblers love to play up the possessive part of the scorpio. They are both right though. Scorpio is a fixed sign so it looks to build upon what it already has at its’ disposal. That means that all of the nasty, muck ridden, shadow lit things that it has, Scorpio is willing to see if it serves a purpose. If it doesn’t the urgency with which a planet moving thru Scorpio toses is as about as legendary as the strength it holds on with.

With the sun and moon meeting in Scorpio, we can look to Scorpio themed things for this current cycle- sex, death, rebirth, shadow sides, taxes, shared resources, and intimacy. I feel like the last one needs to be repeated-INTIMACY. Oftentimes, sex gets overplayed as the domain of Scorpio when it is really about intimacy. The joining of two in space that is vulnerable, emotionally wrought, yet undeniably  satisfying. That is where the Scorpio magic happens.

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This new moon in Scorpio certainly looks to be pointing to that piece of Scorpio this go round. The uncomfortable desire to get intimate in a way that bares us is coming. Chiron in Pisces forms a trine with the new moon so old wounds may flare in a way that only deep and honest conversation with close loved ones can heal if we access the conjunction of Mercury in Scorpio. Obsessing over how to get the upper hand and how to make the most out of the situation defeats the purpose of getting close so allow things to unfold as they will. Jupiter in Virgo trines this new moon so a desire to get ducks in a row to feel better may rise but don’t forget to trust the process. Balance the desire for practical results with intuitive knowing. We want to connect deeply and the levels of our being are steering us in ways to do so that may not make sense consciously. They may hurt or seem like emotional suicide. Do it anyway. Scorpio sun makes treasure out of trash constantly and Scorpio moon knows how to breakthrough those layers of hard rock to get to some gems.

There is a Steven Universe connection here to transformation, intimacy, fusion and Scorpio that I won’t go into right now but I will leave you with this awesome Garnet pic I found because if this isn’t a fabulous example of it, I can’t help you understand anything.images

As always, I suggest that Scorpio season is the time to look  at your tax situation whatever it may be and get prepared. Digging up missing resources is a use of Scorpio energy and waiting for the tax man to hit you is often a bad idea. Strike fast and prepared and smoothly so Uncle Sam gets only the bare minimum of what he is owed. Looking at will and estate paperwork is a good idea as well because the only other thing we can’t avoid forever besides taxes is death.

Overall, I suggest we all prepare to get uncomfortable and have some folks we can trust deeply around us to mirror what we need to grow. Scorpio transforms self but it does so thru experiences and emotional connections it makes outside of its self. Be firm. Be loving. Be vulnerable. How this new moon will affect you specifically all depends on your natal chart. Check to see what planets you have in Scorpio as well as which house it rules for clues as to where you should focus you energy on intimate, transformative connections. If that seems too hard for you to figure out, contact me to schedule a consultation and I’ll do it for you.

Until next time good peoples…

Samhain’s coming…hunh?!?!

It is said that the veil between worlds is the thinnest on Samhain/Halloween. That is not entirely true. The veil is the thinnest around what many folks celebrated as one of the four cross quarters. This particular midpoint happens between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. In Western tropical astrology, that translates into the sun residing at 15° Scorpio. This puts the thinning of the veil typically between November 7th and 8th each year instead of October 31st.

This is largely due to a change in calendars. The Julian calendar was a week slower than the current Gregorian one we use. This fact combined with the Christian church’s decision to mix non christian holidays with their own gave rise to All Saint’s Eve and All Hallow’s Eve meshing into what we now know as Halloween.

This year’s midpoint is 11/7 (some divine comedy there for those get it) so it’s not too late at all to peer beyond the veil, if you choose to. If nothing else, celebrate with deeply discounted candy and a libation for those who have gone before us. A very Scorpio thing to do if I do say so.

May 3rd Scorpio Full Moon- Let go to hold on

Full moon in Scorpio hits May 3rd at 11:42pm ET. Both the sun and moon will be square to Jupiter in Leo.

Full moon in Scorpio– Deep emotional attachment to hopes and dreams that you have been in the process of working on. Desire to go deeper while still holding on. Willingness to sacrifice for objectives is due to emotional connection to the end goal outweighing present circumstances.

Moon in Scorpio opposite Sun in Taurus- emotional need to connect may be at odds with conscious desire to acquire. Head and heart are at odds, mostly in areas of values and possessions. Unconscious issues with worthiness may drive us all. Find balance or get lost in the impasse.

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Sun in Taurus square Jupiter in Leo–  Our desire to evaluate the material and personal possessions and values we have may be spurred on optimistic pride. Things might seem better than they are and we may look to move forward with a false sense of security. Patience is needed to sort thru issues.

Moon in Scorpio square Jupiter in Leo– our emotional connection to the people and things we hold dear may be clouded by optimism. Our excitement over small gains may spur us to go to far. Giving too much without considering the long term consequences may inspire us to plot revenge later. Temper optimisim with realistic thinking to avoid overindulgence.

Mercury Retrograde October 2014

Welcome to the last Mercury Retrograde of the year! I know most folks aren’t likely to find this to be an awesome time but I am one of few who appreciates what it can bring without having mercury retrograde in my own birth chart.

Today, October 4th, the retrograde period actually begins. The planet of the lower mind, communication, language, short travels, transportation, siblings, and logic appears to backtrack through the sky and cause chaos on earth. Computers will crash. Planes will fall out of the sky. The world will devolve into a lawless place where logic and reason are no more!!!


Not really. Yes, there is potential for screw ups but that is mainly because we go completely against the grain of what the planet is showing us. If the planet of communication slowed down and revisited where it has traveled over the last 2 weeks then we should too. Retrograde periods are made for reviewing, refining, and reevaluating. Take a page from the planet and do the same. Of course the sign that Mercury is traveling through means something as well and this period will see it through the beginning of Scorpio and almost halfway in Libra.

Mercury in Scorpio is inquisitive but in an intense way. It tends to just know things but this is the result of a keen instinct and detailed observation. Scorpio confers a bluntness and directness of speech to Mercury along with a passion that can be off putting or inspiring depending on the audience. When mercury is in Scorpio, as a whole, we tend to look to the occult and the darker things in life. We begin to plan our strategies for next year and look to the resources that we have at our disposal.

Mercury in Libra wants to speak fairly and diplomatically but has a tendency to do so from a cold distance. There is a instinct to measure and compare in order to find the value or logic in things and that can cause indecision if there is a lot of data to use. Not one to try to ruffle feathers, mercury in Libra will communicate in a tactful manner until it sees no other choice. As a whole, when mercury is in Libra we tend to evaluate ourselves in relation to the world around us. We think about what types of relationships and partnerships would add to our cache and seek them out. We charm and quietly dazzle to make the connections we want so that we can continue on in our all around fulfilment.

When Mercury back tracks through Scorpio, it’s time to review the observations that we have made recently, especially in our intimate partnerships.
     ~Did we focus too much on the bad or skipped it all together?
     ~Did our emotional quest to get to the bottom of things cause us to manipulate the people we care about?

When Mercury returns to Libra, revisiting where we may have caused imbalance in our lives can be crucial.
     ~Did we give up too much to others in order to receive validation in a relationship?
     ~Did we overlook where we could have asked for more in order to not rock the boat?

All of this is great information to start off with, along with the usual tips- try not to sign new contracts or make big purchases, reread everything before you send it out, back up all electronics, and make back up plans for delays in travel. Where these problems could affect you mostly depends on what planets Mercury touches and which houses it traverses all in your birth chart. Pull up your chart if you have it and if it looks like scribbles and swirls, then schedule a consultation with me and I’ll help you decipher it.


Don't just stare at NGT. Schedule your consultation already

The important thing is to do what you can to go back mentally before moving forward. Mercury retrograde doesn’t have to be chaos and craziness. It can be a useful time to figure things out as well.