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Cosmic Weather Forecast – January 7, 2018 – January 13, 2018

So, this week we have a powerful astrological aspect that will be active throughout 2019 – Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces.  This energy will affect us throughout the year, and it is one of the astrological backdrops to keep in mind.

Now, I am going to be blunt and say that I am concerned about this aspect, especially with the heavy Capricornian influence in the cosmos right now.  Capricorn reflects the need to take responsibility for our lives – meaning we need to deeply look at what is happening in our lives, the choices, and decisions we made to get us to where we are currently (and this may involve swallowing some bitter pills), and the hard work necessary to get us to where we need to be.  However, we often try to escape personal responsibility by casting blame on others, whether it be our bosses, our parents, the community we live in, the government, or opposing energies that are blocking us from getting what we want, and Jupiter square Neptune may add to our self-inflicted victimization.

One feature of Jupiter square Neptune is unbridled optimism.  You know, the belief that there is a magical cosmic Santa Claus that is going to give us what we want, and even though we may wait and wait for it to happen magically, St. Nick is going to arrive, possibly at the 11th hour, and give us our miracle.  The self-help movement calls this magical thinking, and although I’m a big supporter of using magic to achieve results, I also believe that magic requires effort and action on our part.  We need to take control of our lives and be willing to do whatever it takes to get to where we want to be.  Santa doesn’t cause miracles, we do.

This week we need to proactive use Jupiter square Neptune and have faith and inspiration in life, but we need to ground them by accepting reality.  Rather than looking for a redeemer to fix our problems, struggles, and difficulties, we need to accept our current station in life and create viable strategies for improvement.  Otherwise, the harsh reality that Santa doesn’t exist can lead us to depression and apathy.  It’s time to rise above the perpetual victim mindset and become our own hero.

Now, on with the forecast…

Monday, January 7, 2019

This week starts off with Venus moving (finally) out of Scorpio and into fiery Sagittarius.  After months of dredging the depths of your relationships, you will seek new opportunities to be inspired and intellectually stimulated.  Sagittarius is the sign of the great adventure and while Venus is in the sign of the archer, discovering new potentials and possibilities will keep the relationship exciting.  The more effort you put into exploring new things with your partner, the more your relationship will remain fresh.   Venus remains in Sagittarius until February 4th.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

You may need to watch your mouth on Tuesday because Mercury square Mars can lead the tongue into tense discussions and arguments.  You may be irritated or frustrated by those around you, and you may feel the need to speak your mind, often regardless of the consequences. Try to hold off until the energy of Mercury-Mars has passed, which will be the beginning of next week.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Moon spends the first half of the day in inventive Aquarius and forms an exciting sextile to Uranus.  It’s a great day to do something different and think outside the box.  The Moon will move into emotional Pisces mid-afternoon and forms a square to Venus.  You may feel agitated by others, and it may be best to do something solitary during the evening hours.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Moon continues to move through Pisces throughout the day and forms opportunistic aspects to Mercury and Saturn.  It’s a great day for creative work or doing anything artistically inclined.  Later Thursday, the Moon conjoins Neptune, which is a powerful time to get in touch with your feelings.

Friday, January 11, 2019

On Friday, we have our third significant aspect of the week when the Sun makes its annual conjunction to Pluto.  Use this energy to repair or transform anything that has broken down, including relationships.  Sun-Pluto aspects allow you to dig deep beneath the surface and gives you the power to understand things on a deeper level.  You can then use this insight to resolve problems or issues in your life. Additionally, avoid individuals that you feel are trying to control you.

The Weekend

Besides the Jupiter-Neptune square I previously discussed, Mercury will conjoin Saturn in Capricorn on Sunday.

You should approach this weekend with caution and may need to revise decisions you have previously made.  Mercury conjunct Saturn is excellent for mental based work that requires accuracy and precision.

The problematic side of Mercury-Saturn is that you will have difficulty communicating or expressing yourself to others and you may need to push away negative self-talk at this time.

See you next week….

Cosmic Weather Forecast – December 17 – December 23, 2018

So, last week we had only one astrological aspect, and this week we have a cosmic stampede with four aspects and the beginning of Capricorn season.

Once again, Jupiter is the week’s major planet.  Jupiter is our inner optimism planet and since he is concerned with potentials and possibilities, the best way to work with this week’s energy is doing goal and intention work.  So, spend some time this week focusing on what you would like to achieve next year, just make sure that your goals are realistic, achievable, and that you are willing to put forth the effort to make them happen.

Later in the week, we enter Capricorn season.  The expansive energies of Sagittarius enter the world of reality, which can often feel dense, and at times, depressing.  However, Capricorn rewards you if you endure the hardships of life that make you stronger and more reliant, but to receive those rewards, we first need to accept personal responsibility for the bulk of our actions.  The good news is that once we can see that our actions lead to our successes and failures, we can begin to make new decisions that get us the results we desire.  It may take time, patience, grit, and determination, but under the sign of Capricorn, anything is possible, as long you put forth the work to achieve it.

Now, on with the forecast…

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – December 10, 2018 – December 16, 2018

Brace yourself!  After months of challenging aspects and more retrogrades than I can count, we enter a two-week cycle of nothing but positive aspects.

Can I get an amen, over here?

This week there are very few changes in the cosmos.  There is one sign change when Mercury moves into Sagittarius on Wednesday and one planetary aspect on Sunday as Venus in Scorpio sextiles Saturn in Capricorn.

So, it’s going to be short and sweet this week, but the upsurge of positive energy will be a welcomed relief.

Now on with the forecast…

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Moon moves through responsible Capricorn, and it’s time to dig in and get to work.  Projects and business-related activities are good to focus on while the Moon is in the sign of the goat.  During the late afternoon, you may want to pursue your agenda, but social pressures may interfere, which may cause a bit of tension.  Matters will improve once the Moon moves into Aquarius.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Moon moves into Aquarius, and your focus will move to the great big world around you.  Connecting with friends and associates is a positive use of Aquarius’ social energy. Invite someone to a coffee shop or for dinner.  Communicating with like-minded people will revitalize your soul.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mercury moves back into Sagittarius, the sign where Mercury went retrograde in November.  You may need to control your hold on spending while Mercury moves through the sign of the archer.  Sagittarius likes things to be larger than life but leave that to philosophical beliefs and big picture goals and not y our credit card balances.  Otherwise, the Moon forms a lovely sextile to the Sun, so overall it should be a good day.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Moon moves into emotionally sensitive Pisces during the early morning hours. Pisces is about charity and compassion, so reaching out to people in need or doing something in your community. This will evoke Piscean energy wisely, and you will find you feel better for doing it.  However, later this evening you need to put up your emotional shields, or you might go into overload.

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Moon continues to move through the sign of the fish throughout the day.  Try to get as much as you can get done during the morning hours because the Moon’s conjunction to nebulous Neptune may make it difficult to concentrate during the afternoon.  A positive way to work with Moon-Neptune energy is to take in a good movie, to listen to music, or doing spiritual work.  It’s best to leave the tough stuff for another day.

The Weekend:

On Saturday, the Moon spends most of the day void of course.  It’s not a good day to start anything new, so put your feet up and relax.  Perhaps some personal time is in order.  During the evening hours, the Moon moves into fiery Aries, and your energy levels will begin to return to normal.  Saturday evening is great for socializing and spending time out with others.  Put on those disco shoes and head out on the town.

The only astrological aspect of the week occurs on Sunday when Venus in Scorpio sextiles Saturn in Capricorn.  If you experienced relationship issues during Venus and Mercury retrograde, Sunday is a great day to work things out and cruise into the holidays without any lingering tension.

See you next week…

Cosmic Weather Forecast – November 26, 2018 – December 2, 2018

So, for the past few weeks, we have had minimal amounts of astrological aspects to deal with, but this week makes up for it with six major aspects and two sign changes.

What a way to start the holiday season, right?

The major player this week is Mercury who continues to move backward in Sagittarius. Retrograde planets force us to analyze (re-analyze) what has worked for us in the past, and to decide what doesn’t.  Mercury in Sagittarius is amplified because Sagittarius is one of the two signs that help us analyze our ideas and beliefs about life.  As the week progresses, take note of the events that occur because they will be guideposts to help you decide what is best for your future.  Mercury in Sagittarius allows you to have a solid plan of action as you prepare for the New Year.

Remember, we do not make changes while Mercury is retrograde, we make them when Mercury goes direct and out of shadow, which is on Christmas Day (December 25th).

Now, on with the forecast…

Monday, November 26, 2018

The week starts off with a pair of aspects that occur during the early morning hours – Sun conjunct Jupiter and Mercury retrograde square Mars.

Ordinarily, the Sun conjunct Jupiter is one of the most positive days of the year.  This aspect expands how you view your life and gives you something to look forward to, but with Mercury and Mars in the mix, I am concerned.

Mercury square Mars tends to get involved in arguments and fights, and the more you need to stand up for your beliefs, the more forceful you will become.  You may feel challenged by others, which may make you irritable.  So, you could easily fly off the handle if someone annoys you too much, and you could easily react by taking them to task. It’s best not to take anything personal over the next few days. Additionally, Mercury square Mars is susceptible to accidents, so watch what you are doing carefully.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday brings us a whopping three aspects – Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde, Mars sextile Saturn, and Mercury retrograde conjunct Jupiter.

The hostile energy from Monday will continue to leak into Tuesday, so it might be best to avoid people as much as possible and focus on the positive energy that is available. First off, if you have projects that require an extra bit of effort, today would be a great day to tackle them.  Any effort you put into anything you do will have a positive impact on your future.  Otherwise, spend the bulk of your day looking at your big picture objectives because Mercury retrogrades power of reflection will uncover details you may have missed, which will help you feel better about your personal trajectory. On a good note, overall, Tuesday should be a good day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Moon moves through regal Leo on Wednesday but makes no aspects until the early morning on Thursday, which is a lovely sextile to Venus.  It’s a good day to pamper yourself and do something enjoyable. Later this evening, you may want to have a date night with your significant other or children. If you are single, put your feet up and relax a little; after all, you deserve it.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday is another lunar day, but the Moon will move out of Leo and into practical Virgo. You may find it difficult to stay focused on your activities with the Moon-forming difficult aspects to Mercury and Jupiter through mid-afternoon.  Mercury will distract you and Jupiter would rather do something fun, so tasks and responsibilities may be difficult to manage.  Thursday evening would be good for a night in because the lunar aspects continue to be challenging.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday brings us one of the most difficult days of the year for relationships with Venus in opposition to Uranus.

Venus-Uranus aspects are notorious for breakups.  If your relationship is on rocky ground, then you may want to stay alert.  You see, this aspect brings up your personal (or your partners) ambivalence and even the best of relationships get stale from time to time, but the default mode of this aspect is to focus on the behaviors of your partner and how they are not fulfilling your needs, rather than admit your own boredom.  So, unresolved tensions easily rise to the surface that may cause disappointments, and for many, the need to be free of your relationship.

The key to working with Venus oppose Uranus constructively is to bring new elements into your relationship so it is exciting again.  Do something to break up the monotony of day-to-day living.  A little fun and enjoyment is often the most powerful love potion for struggling relationships.

The Weekend:

This weekend both Mercury and Venus move into Scorpio.  These sign changes present us with an opportunity to peak under the veil of your life and see things for how they are rather than the false constructs you create in your mind.  Otherwise, the weekend should go rather smoothly with the Moon moving through Libra, and it is a great time to get holiday shopping out of the way.

See you next week…

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – November 12, 2018 – November 18, 2018

So, I have some good news and some bad news.  The good news is that the never-ending train of retrograde planets will end soon, in fact, Venus goes direct this week.  The bad news is that the day Venus goes direct, Mercury is going to retrograde in fiery Sagittarius.  So, the caboose of the train is in sight, we just have one more three-week cycle to manage.

Of course, I am sure that you guessed that the newsmaker of the week is Mercury.  Before Mercury goes retrograde on Friday, make sure you wrap up any holiday plans you have, sign anything that needs to be signed, and backup your computer.  The traditional areas of concern are relevant this retrograde cycle:  do not sign documents; do not make large purchases; do not formalize any agreements; do not start anything new; if you must travel, expect problems with automobiles and appliances.  There is one little tip that you may not know about Mercury retrograde, when he is retrograde he is great for deals and bargains, so do not be afraid to haggle a bit.

Once Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius, there will be a few days of stagnant energy before Mercury begins to move again so you may feel restless and drained, and frequently it is easy to get caught up in the details.  All retrogrades reflect periods where you need to reflect, and this one is no different.  The difference in Sagittarius is that this retrograde season it is necessary to focus on revising your big picture and making it more adaptable to your current life.  Do you have goals that have become unmanageable or you feel are beyond your grasp? If so, then you may want to break them up and make short-term goals that are achievable and then build upon them.  You may also be confronted with a cosmic slap in the face when you realize your ideas have been wrong, and you need a course correction.  Regardless, Sagittarius is about vision, and you may need to tweak yours during this cycle. Additionally, try not to get caught up in so many details that you lose track of the big picture entirely because this will only lead to feelings of defeatism and possible depression.  Try to stay as inspired as possible.

Now, on with the forecast…

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Moon moves through earthy Capricorn and tangles with Pluto during the afternoon hours. Intense emotions may surface that may frighten you.  Avoid obsessing about anything that comes up.  Later in the afternoon, the Moon will sextile the Sun and any emotional turbulence will begin to fade.  Do something with your social circle to distract yourself temporarily from your concerns.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

During the morning hours, the Moon forms a frustrating aspect to Uranus.  Your emotions will be all over the place and you may feel stir crazy and anxious.  The good news is that the Moon is void of course, so anything that you worry about will not materialize as badly as you expect, and most likely nothing will come of the matter.  Additionally, the Moon will quickly move into social Aquarius and forms a lovely sextile to Jupiter.  You may receive good news during the afternoon hours.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

There are no major aspects on Wednesday, and the Moon only forms a beneficial aspect to Mercury.  Wednesday is a great day to reach out to your business network or for developing relationships in your career.  Invite a colleague out to lunch because your career circle will prove useful in the future.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday is the biggest day of the week, astrologically speaking. There is a harmonious aspect between Mars and Uranus, and then Mars slides into Pisces during the late afternoon.

Let’s begin with Mars in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries.  All Mars-Uranus aspects are a bit ‘in your face,’ but sextiles (beneficial aspects) are easier to manage. You may feel impulsive and in need of change throughout the day, and areas of your life that feel stuck may become noticeable. Although you may feel irritable, Mars sextile Uranus can often give you enough energy to burst through problems in your life and set you sailing on a new course or direction.  This push can often come from people in your life that may challenge or inspire you to move to the next level. This aspect is about encouraging change in your life that is innovative and individualistic, and it does so by shaking things up that are stale and stagnant.  The good thing with Mars-Uranus aspects is that it always gives you the energy to make the changes necessary to succeed.

Next, Mars moves out of Aquarius and into Pisces.  Since March, Mars has been in Saturn ruled signs.  This Saturnian influence can make life feel restrictive. Mars is the getup and go planet, but with Saturn’s control, it can feel like you are driving with the breaks on, especially if you are a fire sign (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius).  However, Mars’ tone changes when it lands in Jupiter ruled Pisces.

Mars in Pisces is the spiritual warrior and with this placement, you will feel more compassionate, empathetic, and generous with others, which is great during the holiday cycle.  Mars in Pisces needs to feel support by others, and you will strongly need validation those you care about.  This Mars cycle is great for creative work because your imagination will be ‘more’ active than normal.  The only drawback to Mars in Pisces is that the energy can be a bit erratic.  So, you may need force yourself to be more focused than you ordinarily would.

Mars remains in Pisces until December 31, 2018.

Friday, November 16, 2018

During the morning hours, Venus will turn direct in Libra.  Pressures and strains on your relationship should begin to recede over the next week.  You will be able to repair any damage to relationships that may have occurred, and if you did the work during the retrograde (see Venus blog), then you can make the necessary changes to improve any relationship difficulties discovered.  Since Venus is in Libra, the sign she rules, moving forward will be harmonious because Libra is the natural diplomat and seeks order and balance.

Now just a gentle reminder, as I stated earlier, Mercury will turn retrograde on Friday evening.  Don’t forget to finalize plans and back up your computer.  For magical practitioners, I recommend Van Van candles and blockbuster magic to minimize the effects of the retrograde.

The Weekend:

The Moon moves through emotional Pisces for the bulk of the weekend.  You will be sensitive to other people’s feelings and may be called upon by those in need.  Otherwise, it’s a great weekend to get all your Thanksgiving festivities in order.

See you next week…

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Jupiter in Sagittarius – The Age of Hope and Optimism

Jupiter in Sagittarius

So, in February of 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama announced that he was running for President of the United States.  During his announcement speech, he uttered a phrase that would reverberate over the next eight years, “Yes, we can!”  Now, whether you agree with former President Obama’s politics or not, his phrases, his taglines, his demeanor, his promises, and his amazing oratory reflected the optimistic spirit of the times – Jupiter in Sagittarius.

Jupiter is one of the big guns in astrology.  Whereas Saturn transits through the heavens are often feared, Jupiter is not only welcomed but seen as “cosmic Santa Claus’ bequeathing his gifts. Jupiter gives us a bigger, better, and brighter glimpse of a potential future that if we are willing to believe enough, have certainty and hope, will ultimately happen.

One of the keywords associated with Jupiter is the curious word ‘luck’, and when Jupiter transits one of your natal planets, good stuff can happen, and usually does; however, according to the mystical Kabbalah, luck is not given simply because of happenstance, luck happens because you are intuitive enough to notice opportunities and turn them into reality.  In many ways, luck is our ability to leap from our secure porch of the now and have the certainty to leap into an unknown future.

Now, the reason I decided to write this blog post is Jupiter moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius on November 8th.

Jupiter in Scorpio took us into very deep murky waters, and during his transit, the #metoo movement was born.  Jupiter in Scorpio turns deep emotional events into religious experiences, and often out of those experiences’ movements are born with a focus on transforming areas of life that are beyond their sell-by date.  Another expression of Jupiter is his need to find meaning in life, and one of the ways that it has appeared through Scorpio is the need to be acknowledged for the suffering and abuse that has happened.

As Jupiter moves into Sagittarius, his theme is going to change dramatically.  Sagittarius is a fiery sign that reflects future potentials and possibilities and is a sign closely linked to religious and philosophical thought.  In many ways, Jupiter in Sagittarius is a double dose of Jupiter, because Jupiter rules the sign of the archer, and the need to find a ‘higher’ or ‘spiritual’ meaning to the vicissitudes of life is doubly potent.  Additionally, we may see laws (Sagittarius rules legal matters) created based on the movements created during Jupiter in Scorpio including legislation related to sexual abuse, workplace harassment, sexuality, and perhaps, racial issues.

I’m a firm believer in using the energy of an astrological placement instructively.  So, while Jupiter is in Sagittarius (November 8, 2018 – December 3, 2019), your focus will be on self-improvement.  Jupiter in Sagittarius will lead many of you on a spiritual or philosophical journey to make sense of the difficulties and struggles you have experienced.  Sometimes, if you can find a purpose for your suffering, your difficulties are easier to swallow, and recovery becomes possible.  You may find interest in different forms of metaphysical modalities, especially ones related to the mind and mental programming.  This will be a great time for intention-based work, as well as the use of affirmations or other self-affirming practices.   Also, since Sagittarius rules higher education, this would be an amazing time to return to school or consider some form of a vocational program.

Finally, you can expect some lovely slogans to emerge throughout 2019 as the nominating process for President of the United States begins, but the meaning of the language will remain the same: creating a life that is better than the one you have now, and as long as Jupiter is in Sagittarius, ‘Yes, you can’.

How Jupiter in Sagittarius Will Influence You?

(I recommend reading for both your sun sign and rising sign to get a complete picture of your upcoming Jupiter transit. To get a full picture, you may want to schedule a reading. If you do not know your rising sign (also known as the ascendant), you can easily get it from one of the free chart services on the web.)

Aries: This year, Jupiter begins his yearlong transit through your solar 9th house.  For you, this is a great position because this is the house Jupiter naturally rules.  Your desire to learn is important as Jupiter transits of this house are normally associated with higher education.  Your learning experiences will broaden your mind and your perspective, and things will change and mature.  This transit is associated with wisdom because your quest to learn will often give you deep insight into aspects of your life that you have either ignored or found trivial.  Often when this transit is active, a need to understand arcane sciences, religion or philosophy is typical because interest in esoteric and teleological subjects reflect the need to expand your worldview.  Finally, you will be interested in foreign cultures and may take vacations to foreign lands to broaden your experience.  The one thing to expect while Jupiter transits your 9th house is that your view of life will change and always for the better.

Taurus: This year, Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 8th house.  The 8th house is like the 11th and 12th houses, which all have a rather mysterious and confusing aura around them. Traditionally, Jupiter in the 8th is associated with death, inheritance, and taxes and I have seen these descriptions to be relatively true. Jupiter in the 8th can mean you will receive an inheritance or an unexpected tax refund.  But, what does this house mean?  After 25 years of doing astrology, I am convinced that the 8th house has to do with inheritance, but not just financially; it reflects our psychological inheritance, as well. While Jupiter is transiting through the 8th house, issues from the past that need healing will rise to the surface, and the healing of past familial trauma begins.  This can come from powerful changes or psychological wounds, but these changes will be to your ultimate benefit. On the more mundane level, this is a great time to begin a business partnership or apply for loans because Jupiter in the 8th house makes it easy for people to share their resources.

Gemini: Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 7th house.  The 7th house is associated with partnership, marriage, competitors, and legal matters.  Perhaps, it would be creative to define it as the ‘world out there’ or ‘not you’ house because it describes your relationship with people, in general.  When Jupiter transits through the 7th house, Jupiter can increase your relationships and expand your experiences of society by widening your sphere of influence. Jupiter, in this house, is great for business alliances in which your partnerships are mutually beneficial. Of course, Jupiter in the 7th will influence your love relationships by being a favorable influence. Any difficulties in relationships should be smoothed out or resolved during this cycle.  Finally, the 7th house also pertains to level matters. Any legal issues (especially civil cases) should resolve in your favor since Jupiter casts a protective shield over everything he influences.

Cancer:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 6th house.  The 6th house pertains to your job, day to day activities, your rituals, health, and your responsibilities.  Of course, this can be rather drab and far from exciting for the king of the gods, yet it is one of the houses we see the most benefit. Jupiter likes to expand your consciousness and provide a ‘higher’ meaning to the day to day grind of the 6th house, which on its deepest level refers to your house of personal growth. This is a great year for you to put your life in order and you will notice an improvement in your job, satisfaction with your responsibilities, and overall health.  Do not be surprised if you take on additional responsibilities because people will be pleased with your performance.

Further, Jupiter in the 6th could signify new job opportunities and promotions for a job well done. However, there is one warning with Jupiter in the 6th, Jupiter expands the house it transits, and since the 6th house represents your health and the physical world, there could be a tendency to gain weight.  It would be ideal to maintain a regular fitness regime and a balanced diet at this time.

Leo: Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 5th house. Over the next year, the focus is on personal growth and expansion of who you are as an individual.  You will begin to understand your life with great wisdom, and despite past frustrations, will perceive the big picture. Your creative juices will flow like never before, and if you are artistically inclined, financial gain is likely to occur through your craft.  Since the 5th house rules children, your relationship with your own (if you have them) will take center stage, and a deeper emotional bond will naturally occur.  Finally, your relationship with others around you will go through great improvement throughout the year.  As you tear down your walls and barriers and begin to express yourself with courage and tenacity, you will notice the important people around you are responding favorably.

Virgo:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 4th house.  The 4th house is mysterious because it rules your private parts – your innermost self, and governs your home, family, personal life, and your familial past.  While Jupiter is transiting your solar 4th house, you may find the need to seek inner peace and meaning.  In the outer world, this is a year to focus on real estate, whether that is purchasing a new home or doing repairs and renovations.  Further, you will find your relationship with your family enhanced, and Jupiter’s benefic influence will provide an opportunity to resolve old unresolved family issues and feuds. On the inner level, Jupiter moving through your 4th is a cycle of personal focus, and this is a natural time to withdraw from the outer world and its trappings to focus on creating a secure future.  If you do not have a secure inner world of peace and harmony, it is going to be difficult for you to find happiness in the outer world.

Libra: Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 3rd house of communication. In most textbooks, the third house governs communication, early education, and siblings. However, after working with charts for the past 25 years, I have come to understand the 3rd house as the place in the horoscope where we process our experiences.  I believe one of the most undervalued resources one can have is the experiences felt via events, circumstances, and people we have encountered that help formulate who we are as individuals.  While Jupiter is in the 3rd house, the ‘social butterfly’ will emerge, and the number of people in your social circle will expand. This transit provokes an enormous urge to learn and express yourself so that you can formulate your unique opinions about life. Further, because you need to experience more of the world to expand your consciousness, and interest in a vast number of subjects and learning about all of them, is likely. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, and with Jupiter transiting the 3rd, you are likely to find it working overtime.

Scorpio:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your value-oriented 2nd house. In traditional astrology, the 2nd house governs money and resources, but in modern astrology, money and resources are symbols of what you value.  I have long believed that the most powerful book of revelation is your checkbook.  Your financial ledgers provide you with clear and concise information about what you truly value because it reveals where you spend your money, and ultimately what is important to you.  This is not to say Jupiter in the 2nd house will not expand your resources; it will.  It will expand everything that you give value – the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Since the 2nd house does involve financial resources, this is a great time for investments.  However, you must be careful with Jupiter in the 2nd house not to overindulge, overspend, or mismanage your money.  This placement can often lead to spending money that you may not have.  In the case of the 2nd house, too much of anything can be as difficult as not having enough.

Sagittarius:  This is your lucky year because Jupiter will transit through your personal-oriented 1st house.  Doors that closed and opportunities denied will open for you with minimal effort throughout the year.  The main thing for you to focus on is this being a major cycle for growth combined with an opportunity to express who you are by shining (and sharing) your inner light.  Further, you will notice people drawn to you like never before (or at least since 2007) and are more than willing to help you achieve success.  Use your increased self-confidence and charisma to your advantage.  Moreover, do not waste this year, Christmas in the astrological world only happens once every 12 years, and this year Santa delivers the presents to you.

Capricorn:   Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 12th house. Out of all the houses of the horoscope, the 12th house may be the most confusing. Traditional astrology has labeled it as the house of self-undoing, and its association with hospitals and prisons always raises an eyebrow or two.  In modern astrology, the 12th house reflects the patterns, drives, and compulsions that operate beneath the level of conscious awareness, but not in the personal sense, yet as the habits and dysfunctions passed down from generation to generation.  Jupiter in the 12th house can be a blessing or a curse.

On the one hand, this transit augurs a time when you begin (often for the first time) to see your inner truth.  Circumstances, situations, and events begin to have meaning, and you begin to acquire insight into your life.  On the other hand, Jupiter’s transit in the 12th represents where you begin to seek the truth, and the truth always lies within yourself.  If you do not have the inner courage or current capabilities to face your truth honestly, you may begin to see your truth through escapism – sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, relationships, or other forms of reckless behavior. Simply put, Jupiter in the 12th house is a year for you to do inner work by accessing the real you and not being shackled to heredity and ideas from a past that may no longer be valid.

Aquarius: Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 11th house.  Traditional astrology has described the 11th house as clubs, friends, hopes and wishes, and similar to the 12th house, these descriptions are not very helpful.  In many ways, the 11th house reflects your need to be bigger than who you are and to strive towards improving your life. You will do this through becoming involved with individuals beyond your familial structure.  Your friends, associates, and like-minded individuals fulfill these requirements and assist you by providing networks to encourage your success.  Jupiter in the 11th reflects a cycle where your social circle can assist you in achieving your hopes and wishes for the future.  You will notice the need to change your world for the better with Jupiter transiting this social house. In most cases, the changes you make will also benefit those around you significantly, as you achieve your goals.  Finally, Jupiter is the planet of expansion, and you will notice your social circle and sphere of influence will expand over the next year.

Pisces:  Jupiter begins its yearlong transit through your solar 10th house.  In astrology, the 10th house describes your career and position in the world.  Jupiter transiting this house is considered favorable, improves and increases your reputation, and often prompts you to be all you can be.  During this cycle, you can take advantage of Jupiter’s benefic energy to advance your career, begin new businesses, or receive long-deserved recognition for your accomplishments.  If you have struggled to get to the next level, this year could be your breakthrough.  However, it is necessary to avoid being overbearing, dictatorial and keep your ego in check because problems could occur at the end of the transit if others perceive a haughty attitude. Finally, you can expect to see promotions at work, financial increase, and an inner self-confidence while Jupiter transits this house.

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Cosmic Weather Forecast – October 29 – November 4, 2018

Cosmic Weather Forecast – October 29 – November 4, 2018

Sometimes to swim deep, you need to come up for air, and that is what happens this week.  The Sun remains in transformative Scorpio and Venus is still retrograde.

The biggest newsmaker this week is Mercury, which moves out of Scorpio and into heavenly Sagittarius.  Mercury, the communication planet, rules how you understand life, and in the sign of the archer, your attitude towards life is optimistic and philosophical with an eye towards future potentials and possibilities.  In simpler terms, Mercury is concerned with the ‘big picture’, and not day-to-day details, which allows you to strive towards creating a better future for yourself and the certainty to persevere long enough to make it happen.

In other news, Venus backs up into fair and balanced Libra creating a brand-new set of complications in relationships, but if you work through the issues, your relationships will be stronger than ever.

Finally, it’s Halloween week, and the veil between the spirit world is becoming increasingly thinner.  It’s an amazing week to connect to your spirits and your deceased ancestors but make sure you leave them some goodies because they love it when you show them proper respect.

Now, on with the forecast…

Monday, October 29, 2018:

As we head towards Halloween on Wednesday, Mercury conjoins Jupiter in Scorpio.  Mercury conjunct Jupiter is considered an extremely beneficial aspect.

First off, Jupiter is an intuitive planet, and this conjunction favors all forms of business activities.  If you need to release a product or start a new project, then do so because Mercury turns retrograde soon (Nov 16). Additionally, pay close attention to any business or career hunches you have because they will most likely be accurate.

Secondly, Mercury and Jupiter are both educational planets.  Mercury rules facts and details; whereas, Jupiter rules your ability to understand information and apply it to your life. While this aspect is active, it’s a great time to plan your future or set short-term goals. Make sure you take advantage of this aspect while it’s available because it only happens once a year.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018:

There are no planetary aspects today, but the Moon moves through family-oriented Cancer.  The early morning hours may be tense with the Moon opposed to Pluto, but the rest of the Moon’s trip through Cancer has only positive aspects to Jupiter in Mercury. So, if your day begins rocky, it will rapidly improve.  This evening is a great time to reach out and connect to family members.  Let them know you care with both your actions and words.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!  I hope that you get more treats than tricks this year but get prepared because Halloween is the most astrologically active day of the week.

First up, as I mentioned earlier, Mercury moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius, the sign he retrograde in on November 16th.  Throughout the next several weeks, Mercury’s focus is on the big picture, which allows you to see outside the box of day-to-day living.  Mercury in the sign of the archer is a great cycle to focus on goals and long-term strategies.  Mercury in Sagittarius usually has an optimistic view, which allows you to focus on giving birth to your potentials and possibilities.

Secondly, right before Venus retrogrades out of Scorpio and moves back into Libra, she will oppose Uranus.  Hard Venus/Uranus aspects are notorious for relationship problems, and this opposition will strongly influence the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). Breakups happen, and often outside interests suddenly enter the picture. You may find that you are unhappy in your relationships or are no longer satisfied, which can easily lead to frustrations and upsets. Since Venus is retrograde, you may see your frustrations easier than you normally would and can then make changes to add a little spice and adventure so that you can curb your dissatisfaction.  However, if you take no action, your need to be free may supersede your need to work things out.

Finally, Venus moves out of Scorpio and back into Libra, which may give some relief to the fixed signs, but puts the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) on notice.  Venus rules Libra, and when she is retrograde in her sign, the issues around Venus retrograde (see blog) are amplified; however, the theme has changed.

Venus in Libra is concerned with balance and fairness.  Relationships that are out of balance may begin to have difficulties, especially if you have made sacrifices to support your partner. Although Venus in Libra dislikes arguments and selfishness, there comes a time when you have to stand up for yourself, and this may create necessary conflicts.  Conflict is not always bad; it can often lead to an equitable balance in the relationship that honors your needs as well as your partners.

Thursday, November 1, 2018:

Got wounds? Newsflash – we all do!  However, this week (and year), you get a window of opportunity to heal and release them as Jupiter forms a trine to Chiron.  Since Chiron is in Pisces and Jupiter is in Scorpio, this is a beneficial period for you to seek understanding into the areas of your life that may be wounded because Jupiter helps you understand your wounds on a deeper level, which is often the key to healing them.  You may want to consider workshops, spiritual practices, or therapy to help you peel your scabs off, but freedom from the past will help you create a better future. This aspect remains active until early December, which means you should pay close attention to any issues that creep up during the holiday cycle because these are the wounds that most likely needs healing.

Friday, November 2, 2018:

There are only lunar aspects on Friday, which is a relief from the deluge of aspects this week.  On Friday, The Moon moves into Virgo, and you will need to put your life in order because the worst thing for you right now would be tons of chaos. It’s a great day to figure out your holiday plans, including gifts that you may want to buy this year.  Virgo loves processes, so any that you can create to make your life easier would be beneficial.

The Weekend:

On Saturday, the Moon continues to move through Virgo, so finish up lingering tasks should be at the top of your priority list.  During the evening hours, the Moon forms a lovely sextile to Jupiter.  So, after finishing that list of chores that you need to complete, spend the evening relaxing with your friends or social circle.  Everyone, including you, needs a break once in a while.

Just a heads up, make sure you turn your clocks back an hour (if your state observes DST) because Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend.

Sunday may be more difficult than Friday or Saturday.  The Moon moves into Libra and forms a tough square to Saturn, which often makes you feel off-center or discombobulated, which ultimately leads to self-doubt.  Proceed through the morning hours with caution and leave activities until the afternoon when the Moon is more favorably aspected.

See you next week…

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