Cosmic Weather Forecast – April 8, 2019 – April 14, 2019

So, I recently had a client that went through some extreme circumstances and during a coaching session, she asked me what was the psychological reason for experiences, in general?

I am sure that we have all asked ourselves this question at one point or another, and since there are astrological contributors this week that may bring about difficult experiences, I figured that I would attempt to answer it here.

Let me first say that I believe that the astrological chart describes a natural unfoldment of potential that is triggered by transits, progressions, and other astrological prognosticative tools, that provide opportunities for the chart to manifest and the individual to become a well-rounded individual.  The experiences we have, as a result of our natal chart, bring triggered, whether for good or ill, helps to navigate this unfoldment process.  Secondly, I believe that awareness of the daily astrological energies gives us the ability to consciously integrate astrological energies and make them useful in our lives, which is the point of transformational astrology. Experiences, triggered by astrological factors, serve the overall pattern that ultimately allows us to develop according to the natural laws that are essentially part of our inner design or plan.

Now, the reason this question is pertinent to this week’s astrology is that the Sun makes difficult aspects to both astrological ‘bad boys,’ Saturn (4/10) and Pluto (4/13).  The Sun is the governing body of the chart and when the Sun undergoes difficulties, then we usually experience them in the outer world first, through our experiences, and then we experience them inwardly by internally processing experiences and ultimately making changes when necessary.  In the case of Saturn, frustrations and limitations may lead to depression or feeling stymied and restricted.  In the case of Pluto, feelings of being controlled or dominated by outside influences may feel overwhelming, and at times, terrifying.  However, both planets, whether we like it or not, serve a purpose.  Saturn tells us to be dutiful and responsible; whereas Pluto tells us to release everything that is no longer usable or is preventing our further development.  The good news is that when you work with these two planets, you bring out their productive natures and ultimately feel more secure, stable, and your life transforms into what you want it to be.

In other cosmic news, Jupiter has been moving through Sagittarius since late last year, and this week will begin its annual retrograde cycle.  Jupiter in Sagittarius is about our beliefs and understanding of life, and a future that is filled with potential and creative possibilities that are better than what we have now.  So, when Jupiter goes retrograde (4/10) it reflects a cycle when we should question and review our core beliefs to see whether they are still useful.  If they are not, then you are given an opportunity to explore new beliefs and ideas that may resonate with who you are now.  This allows you to pursue life with more freedom and develop your true potential.  Jupiter remains retrograde until August 11th.

Now, on with the forecast…

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – March 25, 2019 – March 31, 2019

It’s going to be a slow week in the cosmos, which may be a welcomed relief for some.  We have two sign changes, one planetary aspect, and a planetary directional change.

So, the big newsmaker is Mercury turning direct in Pisces on March 28th, and based upon my social media feeds, and for many, it couldn’t happen any sooner.  It’s been a rough retrograde, but let me tell you a secret, I hear that every Mercury retrograde.

Mercury turning direct means that communication difficulties will improve but will take until April 17th to be completely resolved.  However, the matters that Mercury retrograde befuddles – travel plans, electronic devices, making important decisions, purchases, and moving forward with plans can proceed.

On a more personal level, you need to review the last three weeks and see if any themes kept repeating, so you can make changes where they are necessary.  Journaling work and talking through issues with a trusted friend or confidant can be helpful when working through issues Mercury retrograde dredged to the surface.

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – March 18, 2019 – March 24, 2019

So, this week we begin a new solar astrological cycle as the Sun moves out of watery Pisces and into fiery Aries.  Let the season of spring begin!

The sign of Aries is perhaps the most individual of all the astrological signs because it represents that burst of energy that creates life.  Practically speaking, Aries season reflects a cycle of leaving the past behind and creating a new beginning by taking charge of our lives.

Aries is probably the most competitive of the astrological signs.  It likes to win, and we can use this energy to create objectives and goals that we can achieve.  You only need to infuse it with a dash of ambition, a peppering of confidence, and a scoopful of determination.

While we are in Aries season, it’s a beneficial time to focus on what you would like to accomplish and what reforms you would like over the next year.  This week we are provided with two planetary assists – Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn.  Both configurations occur before the Sun moves into Aries on Wednesday and gives us a cosmic boost to see what is wrong, what we are unhappy with, and what needs to be reformed.  It’s best to take advantage of this while you can.

In other astrological news, we have a Full Moon in Libra.  Libra is the sign of relationships and when the Full Moon falls in the sign of the scales, it’s time to get rid of the relationships in our lives that are no longer working.  As Marie Kondo says, if it doesn’t bring you joy or make you happy, get rid of it.  You can use this same philosophy in relationships.

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – March 11, 2019 – March 17, 2019

So, I am sure that you are going to get sick of hearing two words by the end of March – Mercury retrograde.

Of course, most people know what happens during Mercury’s retrograde status because it has seeped into pop-culture and has become part of our everyday vocabulary.   For those of you that are not aware, look at this list:

  1. Potential communication issues
  2. Do not sign documents, move, or make firm decisions
  3. Electronics may become problematic, especially computers and cell phones.
  4. Possible automobile issues.
  5. Travel issues and concerns.

That is some list, isn’t it?  But don’t fret Mercury retrograde can be used as a positive tool and with Mercury making several aspects this week, it’s a great time to work with him rather than against him.

In mythology, Mercury played several roles, but the two most important were messenger of the gods and the psychopomp that ushered the souls of the dead into the underworld.  Psychologically, you could say that Mercury rules the process of the conscious mind, the process of the unconscious becoming conscious, and all the processes in between.

During this retrograde cycle pay close attention to your dreams, fantasies, and the areas where Mercury is causing chaos because it will hold the keys to the areas of your life where attention may be required.  Ultimately, by actively encouraging the unconscious to become conscious, Mercury retrograde may help you level up and begin a new cycle in your life.

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – March 4, 2019 – March 10, 2019

So, we have a bucket load of astrological energy that occurs this week.  Change is on the horizon and a new cycle begins that will influence our lives over the next 7 years when Uranus leaves fiery Aries and enters earthy Taurus.  Uranus is a tricky planet because it’s not personal, but collective.  This means that Uranus symbolizes urges that are greater than one person and reflects the natural progression of human evolution, and therefore, has broad consequences.  As Uranus enters earthy Taurus, security finances, and inner resources will be highlighted and since Uranus tends to shake things up, we can expect these sensitive areas of life to dramatically be affected.

When dealing with the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Eris), our best guide is history because planetary themes tend to repeat.  The last time Uranus moved into Taurus was in 1934 and continued through the beginning of World War 2.  Notice this began after the market crash of 1929 and during the Great Depression that occurred through the 1930s.  These financial problems and uncertainties and damage they caused, especially to Germany, led to nationalism, protectionism, and ultimately World War 2 when Germany invaded Poland.

As I am writing this post, the themes of nationalism and protectionism in the United States and parts of Europe are repeating.  Threats of tariffs and economic insecurity are leading to fears of potential economic collapse in the US and around the world.   Sanctions against countries and backroom deals are reminiscent of Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles, which blamed World War 1 entirely on Germany and the financial reparations placed a heavy burden on the German people, which led to the rise of the NAZI party.

Now, this doesn’t mean that we are on the verge of a world war, and a war in the 21st century may not look like anything that occurred in the past, but the themes are repeating, and we can expect changes in national finances and national resources.  We will question, on the collective level, what security means and whether inner resources and values ultimately mean more than physical ones.

We are in for a wild ride, but every astrological aspect has two faces – negative and positive. We can expect changes in currency, improved banking technologies, and scientific discoveries that will improve the health of the human body, which is perhaps our most valuable resource.

These are two other astrological events this week – Mercury goes retrograde and the New Moon occurs in watery Pisces.  First up is Mercury retrograde, Mercury retrograde reflects a period of reflection and introspection that lasts for three weeks.  During the retrograde, we can expect difficulties with communication, electronic devices will go awry, and travel plans may fall apart, try to prepare for these mishaps beforehand.  Secondly, the New Moon occurs on Wednesday in Pisces.  This is a great New Moon to do intention or magical work to bring compassion, joy, and enhanced spiritual connection into your life.

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – February 25, 2019 – March 3, 2019

Cosmic Weather Forecast – February 25, 2019 – March 3, 2019

So, there is not much to talk about this week because the cosmic energy is minimal – we have only two aspects and a single sign change.  Take advantage of this energy while you can because we do not get another astrological break until the end of the month and Mercury goes retrograde next week and will stir up trouble.

Venus is the major playing this week and love and money are going to take center stage, especially when Venus moves out of structured Capricorn and into Aquarius.  While Venus is in the sign of the water bearer, relationship needs are met through friendship and intellectual stimulation, and in most cases, expresses itself in a detached and often ambivalent way.  Venus in Aquarius is ethical and loyal with a strong distaste for intense emotions and will shut down if it feels like it is being emotionally manipulated.

On the personal level, Venus in Aquarius reflects a cyclical period where we need to look at our relationships using reason and logic rather than through emotional connection and earthy necessities. If your relationship is not working, then it’s time to look at the reasons why problems are occurring, which requires honesty yet will give you the strategy to improve your relationships.

Financially, Venus in Aquarius is effective to develop financial strategies for the future.  Again, using a detached and emotional perspective, this placement provides you with a cool and logical approach that will help you see problems in your current financial situation and will provide you with the tools to deal with them.  Since Saturn, the natural ruler of Aquarius is moving through goal-oriented Capricorn, your chance of success and resolving your financial issues once and for all.

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – February 18, 2019 – February 24, 2019

Cosmic Weather Forecast – February 18, 2019 – February 24, 2019

So, this week we have so much astrological energy that it may give you whiplash because almost every area of your life will be affected, but the good news is that the cosmic weather is all positive.

Can I get an amen, especially after that intense Mars – Uranus conjunction last week?

We have a couple of headliners this week – The Sun moves into Pisces and we have a Full Moon in Virgo.

On Monday, we leave the airy socially conscious sign of Aquarius and dive deeply into the watery world of emotional Pisces.  In Kabbalah, Pisces is considered the sign of joy because of the amount of light you will receive from the universe and you will find that you are more compassionate, understanding, and willing to help those around you.  However, be on guard and try to keep your personal boundaries in place because Pisces energy is so receptive to others that it is easy for people to take advantage of you.  Also, Pisces season heightens your intuition and creative abilities, and everyone can use more of that.

The Full Moon occurs in Virgo on Tuesday.  Now, this is an interesting Full Moon because it happens at the earliest degree of Virgo and reflects that old things must come to an end and that you need to embrace the new.  Holding on to ‘dead works will lead to apathy and depression, so do yourself a favor and just let it go regardless of how difficult it may be.

On the magical level, we can use this Full Moon to eliminate unhealthy patterns, dysfunctional behaviors, and self-destructive habits.  Additionally, since Virgo does have influence over our jobs, if you want to leave your current job and find something new, you have a six-month window to work through and then in late summer begin to magically petition for the job you ultimately want.

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – February 11, 2019 – February 17, 2019

So, there are only a couple astrological aspects this week and a single sign change, but that doesn’t make the week any less potent.  In fact, this is one of the most power-packed weeks of the year as Mars, the warrior god, takes center stage.

Mars is about getting what you want and desire. He is the fighter planet for the Sun, so when he is the major planetary energy of the week, our ability to push our will onto the outer world becomes increasingly important.  Now, whether the outer world is going to work with us is another story.

The most important aspect of the week is Mars conjunct Uranus, which happens on Wednesday.  Classically, Mars conjoined Uranus tends to erupt on the world stage, so be prepared for some shocking unexpected event that may occur this week.  On the personal level, events that leave us feeling frustrated may cause explosions of their own, so it’s important to try to maintain your composure throughout the week.

Mars conjunct Uranus remains active for the entire week.

Now, on with the forecast…

Monday, February 11, 2019

We start Monday off with the Moon moving through earthy Taurus. Taurus loves luxury and anything elegant or scrumptious.  Monday is great for a cheat day and since the only aspect that the Moon makes is a sextile to Venus, going out to dinner with friends or your significant other may be the cherry on top of your cosmic ice cream sundae.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Moon continues its trek through Taurus and forms several beneficial aspects to Neptune, Saturn, and Pluto.  It’s a good day to focus on financial and business concerns.  Anything you focus on should prove successful, so put your best foot forward.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Mars conjoins Uranus during the early morning hours and your impatience will be apparent throughout the day.  If you feel aggravated by others, then it’s best to take a deep breath and walk away before you do something you may regret later.

One way to work through this aspect and its abundance of energy is to do something that expresses your individuality.  You need something that has a personal stamp on it for you to feel happy and satisfied with your life.

An important note:  Avoid doing anything risky because Mars conjunct Uranus is rather accident prone.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Mars moves out of his own sign and into earthy Taurus.  Although Mars settles down in Taurus, this energy gives Mars a very determined edge that lets you overcome just about anything. Mars in Taurus is great for business because it gets things done, which is great if you have projects that need effort and elbow grease to get them completed. The only thing you must do is learn to give up if something seems pointless.

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Moon moves into emotional Cancer during the early morning hours and your moods may fluctuate throughout the day.  The Moon forms an opportunistic sextile to Mars, which will give you a boost of energy when needed. Since the Moon is in Cancer, it’s a great day to reach out to family members, especially those you haven’t been in touch with for a while.

The Weekend

On Saturday, the Moon continues to move through Cancer, but it forms aspects that are challenging – oppositions to Venus, Saturn, and Pluto. Your emotions may be on edge, so it may be a great day to stay in and relax. Otherwise, conflicts with others may spoil your day.

Venus and Neptune form a sextile on Sunday.  This is a great day to focus on relationships because you are sensitive to your partner’s needs.  If you missed Valentine’s Day, today would be a great time to celebrate with that special person you love.  If you are single, use this energy for artistic or creative endeavors.

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – February 4, 2019 – February 10, 2019

So, this week we have nothing but positive aspects.  Whew!  We can all breath a sigh of relief because this type of energy doesn’t happen often.  However, there is a catch – we need to make sure we take full advantage of it by ‘taking action’ and not letting this potent period pass us by.

The headliner of the week is the New Moon in Aquarius.  Aquarius is the sign of the group, collective thoughts, and higher-minded ideals.  When you combine Aquarian energy with the New Moon it’s a great time to explore expanding your sphere of influence.  You can do this by seeking out new friendships, getting involved in groups with like-minded individuals, participating in meetup groups, or even joining the local country club.  The key from this potent lunation is the need for support from those around you that are not bound by familial ties and obligations but from social connection and likeability.

New Moon cycles are great for magical and intention work.  You can use this New Moon to attract new friends, standing up for your beliefs, or even succeeding with activism activities.  The New Moon in Aquarius is about bringing people together by engaging in our similarities and our collective goals rather than our differences.

Now, on with the forecast…

Monday, February 4, 2019

Besides the New Moon that occurs in Aquarius on Monday (see above), the Moon makes harmonious aspects to Jupiter and Mercury.  This is a good day for business activities, signing contracts, or resolving legal matters.  If you have unresolved issues or recently had a conflict with a friend or associate, Monday is an opportunistic time to resolve disagreements and patch things up.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year!  The Moon spends its last day in social Aquarius and once again makes several enjoyable aspects throughout the day. Tuesday is good for networking or socializing with friends.  As the Moon sextiles Uranus, a surprising new alliance may occur unexpectedly.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Moon spends its first full day in watery Pisces.  You will find that you are more sensitive to the emotions and intentions of those around you.  Since the Moon forms a lovely sextile to Venus, it’s a great day to relax, pamper yourself, and perhaps spend time with your significant other.  If you are single, a night with your tribe may be on the menu.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday is a day to highlight in your calendar because it’s one of the most positive days of the year with the sun forming an opportunistic sextile to Jupiter.  Your outlook on life will be positive and you will easily notice opportunities you should take advantage of when they are presented to you.  All group projects and activities are encouraged because it’s easy to work with others while this aspect is active.  Also, Thursday is an amazing day to look at your goals and ambitions for the next few months.

Friday, February 8, 2019

The Moon moves into Aries during the morning hours on Friday giving you an extra boost of energy – kind of like a cosmic Redbull.  The good news is that you can use this power fuel to get things accomplished, but the bad news is that you may be highly reactive to people around you.

Friday evening is not a night to go out on the town because the Moon forms a complicated square to Venus.  Conflicts with others are highly possible, so if you can avoid personal interactions, then do so.

The Weekend:

Although Friday evening will be tense, Saturday will be easier.  Mercury forms a nice aspect to Uranus and it’s a great day to spend with your social circle or other like-minded individuals.  If you’ve been feeling a bit of cabin fever over the winter months, this would be a great day to get out.

On Sunday, Mercury leaves Aquarius and dives into the deep waters of Pisces.  Mercury remains in Pisces until mid-April which gives us an extended period of intuitive insight.  Mercury in Pisces is great for creative or artistic based projects.  However, be prepared, Mercury goes retrograde in Pisces in early March and direct communications with others will become more complicated.

See you next week…

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – January 28, 2019 – February 3, 2019

So, this week is a mixed bag of tricks when it comes to astrological aspects, but Saturn in Capricorn rules the roost and despite the day-to-day changes in energy, the need for structure and stability will overlay everything this week.

One of the most interesting aspects of the week is a sextile between Saturn and Neptune.  In 2016, we got a bird’s-eye view when Saturn squared Neptune. Of course, this was expressed through the 2016 presidential election and Brexit.  The forces of structure, stability, entitlement, and the establishment came face to face with the disenfranchised, the invisible, the left behind, and the financially challenged. Although the urban areas thrived over the last decade, the rural areas were forgotten and their communities were decaying, which led to the election of Donald Trump and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.  However, both the 2016 presidential election and Brexit are shrouded in controversy and potentially corrupt covert behaviors.

This year, Saturn and Neptune are forming a sextile which provides an opportunity for these drastically different planets to come together.  Perhaps, we will see Saturn act compassionately and begin to look at global repercussions rather than the bottom line, which may benefit only a select few.  Alternatively, Neptune may realize that the pathway to an inclusive society may involve everyone putting forth an effort, being responsible, and accepting a drastically changing world that pushed towards a progressive future rather than an antiquated past. Regardless, we must come together in order to heal the pains that divide us and part of that may involve accepting harsh truths and swallowing bitter reality or continue down this dangerous path of never-ending division.

Now, on with the forecast…

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Moon moves through emotional Scorpio and forms a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn.  Although your emotions may be heightened, it’s still an opportunistic time to stand in your personal power.  Let your feelings be known but remember to keep other people’s feelings in mind, as well.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

On Tuesday, you will find the need to express yourself important, not only because you have something to say, but because newly discovered insights into yourself have made self-expression the main concern and part of your greater purpose.  You may even find that you will earn others respect by speaking your truth.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Moon moves through joyful Sagittarius and makes wonderful aspects to Venus and Uranus.  The next two days are great to spend time with loves ones and perhaps do something different to spice up your love life. This energy will continue through the weekend because Venus will trine Uranus on Saturday.  Sometimes, we all need to let down our hair a little.

Friday, February 1, 2019

We take a small break from the positive energy of the past few days when Mars forms a difficult aspect to Pluto.  On one hand, this aspect is supercharged to pursue your ambitions and you are very motivated to level up. On the other hand, you may find opposition from others and they may attempt to thwart your progress.  You need to keep your cool and avoid doing anything underhanded or ruthless.  Also, avoid dangerous areas because Mars square Pluto can be violent.

The Weekend

The Moon moves through structured Capricorn over the weekend, which means that it’s a great weekend to wrap up loose ends or take care of long-term responsibilities.

On Sunday, Mercury forms a lovely opportunistic sextile to Jupiter.  Despite it being a weekend, it’s a great time for business opportunities or strategic planning.  Sunday is also a great day for contractual obligations.

See you next week…