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Synastry You dont attract what you want, you attract what you are…

Published July 18, 2014 by starsmoonandsun

 

In my late twenties I use to lie to myself and say “I want a calm normal relationship, why can’t I have a tranquil relationship. I use to lie to myself but I won’t dare lie to you today. I want a passionate partnership, I want my intensity dial turned up to 100, and I don’t have a clue what I would do with a “normal and tranquil” relationship. I guess that’s a good thing because they always elude me. In my natal chart I have an Aries moon, the moon is your comfort level Aries is the sign of the warrior.

Aries Sun Lady Gaga Sings in the song “Marry the Night” I’m gonna marry the night. I won’t give up on my life. I’m a warrior queen Live passionately tonight.

Just as the Cancer Moon finds safety at home, and Pisces moon may find religion or alcohol a comfort zone and a Libra moon needs to always be in a partnership, Scorpio moons destroy themselves, Virgo moons need to take care of others well Aries moons need battle, conflict, we find comfort in doing battle. We need the rush, the highs…there is simply no changing or denying that. My moon opposes my Pluto in the 8th house and Squares my Sun in the 5th.  Complicated order! Pluto on the Sun and Moon is not for the faint of heart. Relationships involve dominance, control, possession, issues surrounding jealousy and shared resources.

I laugh thinking I wanted a light love, a tranquil love. I didn’t know who I was in my late 20’s.  It is only over the last several years I have come to terms with who I am….or at the very least attempting too come to terms with who I am. Warrior Queen sounds about right

I saw an ex of mine, the last time I saw him was 7 years ago. I actually see him in 7 year intervals for most of our lives. He is important to me; he is someone that holds significance. He said to me something I always say to other people; real love doesn’t really die. If it is genuine it lives on. Ahhh god nothing like those loves in your youth.

While looking at his chart I could see the glaring similarities between us, but it made me wonder if we should seek out partnerships with those that are similar to us or those that can balance us?

I have been wondering about the relationships we form with people that inadvertently bring out our worst traits; whether that be our insecurities, over indulgence, or possessiveness.  Or what about those whos worst traits mirror our own more difficult attributes.

In synastry it is often said you find comfort in dating someone with the same moon sign. And I have always said I can’t date another Aries moon because we will kill one another. I mean who will take a step back, who will be the reasonable one?

I looked at my Leo ex’s chart and he has an exact moon square mars; this is very similar to having an Aries moon. Hot headed, emotionally impulsive, with a short fuse. He himself like moi, is attracted to relationships that involve conflict and battle.

It was many years ago that we were together and things fell apart do to his imposing his will on me. He would actually tell me “my will is stronger than yours”

In Synastry my Mars squares his Sun; this is where aggression (mars) and will power (mars) meets his ego and identity (my sun). The other day he remarked I try to overpower him. I assure you I don’t; this is simply how he receives me.

However Sun square Mars is a very combative aspect in synastry, one that I think may even negate a lot of beautiful synastry, we have major 7th house overlays my Venus and Mars fall in his 7th and his Sun, Venus, Mercury and Mars fall in my 7th. Obviously this is indicative of an important relationship; but never forget the 7th house rules partnership and open enemies.  Love gone wrong often becomes hate.

I have natal Mars in the 3rd; the 3rd house rules communication. Mars is the planet of aggression. I am blunt and direct in speech, people always say I am the most direct and honest person. If you don’t like me you will probably say I am rude.

My Leo ex has Mars conjunct Mercury; this is the same sort of dynamic simply in another form. Our Mercury’s correspond to one another nicely and I actually find him very funny; he is more direct then me which I find immensely refreshing. But would I want to argue with him, probably not we are both very assertive and go for the jugular. Who would take a step back and be the voice of reason?

So many things have crossed my mind lately; mostly the quote “you don’t attract what you want; you attract what you are”.

For so long I wondered why normal and serene relationships alluded me, and now I have the answer  perhaps because I am not a tranquil and serene person myself.

Mostly I think we can use astrology when relating to others; we can pinpoint the areas in relationships that will be a source of contention and bring them to light. Maybe and I do mean MAYBE in warrior relationships you can take turn yielding to one another. What do you think visit me on twitter and let me know? Should we avoid relationships with those that are similar? Do we need to find our opposites to find a balance?

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It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want too

Published July 6, 2013 by starsmoonandsun

Tomorrow is my birthday truth be told I’m ready for it to be over. I don’t mean this negatively, I’m happy I’m here another year! Still I’m ok with just getting on with it, getting on with life. This is strange because I’m the birthday person; I’m the person that encourages everyone to celebrate each passing year. I’m an astrologer for petes sake! This year is different, this year I’m different. I crave simplicity, stillness, and quiet. This is not to be confused with sadness, I’m not sad at all so perhaps I should’ve made the title of this post: It’s my party and ill ignore it if I want too. Last night I went bowling with a group of people from work. That is what I wanted to do; simple, light no drama. I have spent many birthdays in Las Vegas, I’ve flown to Paris for a weekend and have climbed Chichen itza on whim. This year I’m still. Last year I had all the pomp and circumstance at STK and bottles were ordered, filet mignon was had. But that was last year; this year there was this underlying feeling from others “are you sure you don’t want to do something else”. I didn’t. And when a close friend of mine was a no show like she often is and didn’t bother to call, I was fine with that too to everyones amazement. I feel flat lately. I’m not going to say uninspired because I find inspiration in daily life, but I guess I feel somewhat emotionally vacant. I’m ok with it, I suppose. Other people in my life, uh not so much. For 35 years I was that impulsive person, with a fiery temper that got drunk and danced on table tops but after 2 years of emotional upheaval, I’m trying to embrace my inner calm, after all I prayed for it. I have a strong desire to be alone, to retreat, to climb into my shell. I want to take a break, go bird watching, and simply be silent. I want to make cake pops and feed some hot man grapes while passing thoughts between us telekinetically. Ha I know I don’t want to be drunk, self destructive or living some meaningless existence filled with moments that don’t really matter, spending time just to pass the time with people that don’t matter.
I have been working overnight at work ya know the grave yard shift; everyone is stunned I’m not enraged. I’m really not and I know some people would like to believe I’m secretly angry but they are wrong hence the saying
As Above, So Below
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All of outward experiences are directly related to a need from within. I need solitude so this shift works for now. I guess the 2 years prior to this one I needed a transformative experience and some life lessons, so that’s exactly what I received.
There is a reason and a season for everything.
Though I know the delivery sometimes sucks and the reason eludes us.
I recently met a man and sadly he is unavailable. In the past perhaps I would have been upset, I would have thrown a pity party, made some abstract deals with god; like ill trade you 4 sunny days and raise you 1 Gucci bag if I can have that man. My mode now is different; I’m like oh well I guess this isn’t meant to be.
I don’t care to discuss the past, truth be told I never like to discuss the past I know someone that always wants to discuss stuff from 20 years ago. I struggle with the past ya know that’s the nature of cancer, that’s the sun in cancers journey. We carry people and things with us from the past and sometimes we’re held prisoner of it. Not anymore, the past can be 10 years ago, 10 months ago or 10 minutes ago. I possess a strong desire to live in this moment. We have this moment here, you and I just us in the here and now and its really the only moment that counts.
I recently went for an astrology reading, after 2 years of emotional upheaval, I was alarmed by the way I was feeling. Most people go for readings when life is chaotic, I’m accustomed to that, it’s the quiet that scares me. The que sera sera creeps in and worries me. The astrologer informed me my progressed moon is in the balsamic moon state and will remain this way for an entire year. The progressed Balsamic moon is the end of a cycle, the last stage, the emotional retreat and the preparation for the new. My natal moon is in Aries, the 1st in the zodiac, the sign of impulse, immediate gratification and passion; no wonder this is weird. My moon is a warrior, the astrologer said he finds it odd that I’m supposed to be in a state of rest yet he could see in my chart I hardly sleep and have a 100 hobbies (writing, acting, NYU classes, blogging, etc) he said if it weren’t for all these creative outlets he would suggest I see a therapist because people often have difficulty with this progressed phase. The letting go of who you were, the releasing of the past, the stillness, the rest before the progressed new moon hence new beginnings. Today I woke up feeling out of sorts like I hardly recognize myself. Someone asked me what I want to do for my birthday; I said I want to attend a new moon meditation group. That is really what I want to do. After 35 years of insanity I think I deserve that, I think I deserve a little rest, to check out mentally and emotionally a bit. I checked my progressed chart after being a bit weirded out by my own emotional process, what do you know? My moon is in the final degree Cancer. The 29th degree, whats known as the critical degree, when a planet is in the 29th degree of a sign it’s on its way to another sign. My progressed moon will enter Leo on August 7th. When a planet leaves a sign there is a crisis, an ending and a new beginning; this is the moon we are talking about so an emotional crisis indeed. Who knew being calm could be so questionable? I’ll make sure to put on my patient cap author Nancy Anne Hastings writes in her book Time To Remember :when the progressed moon moves from Aries to Leo being they are both fire signs; “you will get through difficult situations with a minimum of emotional upheaval”. Looks like things are going to be calm for awhile, Im just not sure who is having the harder time adjusting; myself or others Here is how to find your progressed moon phase

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And here is my other post on progressions:
http://starsmoonandsun.com/2012/03/04/a-breif-introduction-into-progressions/

June Horoscopes

Published June 2, 2013 by starsmoonandsun

Aries
The Sun remains in the mutable air sign of Gemini until June 22nd and is joined by Mars early in the month. Your ego assertion and drive will be strong until then; it is unlikely you will mince words as Mars planet of aggression sits in your solar 3rd house of communication till mid July. Communication gets muddled after the 26th when Mercury planet of communication in Cancer begins its 4 week period backward or otherwise known as retrograde movement. Aries Sun natives have difficulty when planets are in fellow cardinal sign of Cancer. There are too many things to consider, like feelings and emotional upsets. Aries is the trailblazer, the person that jumps in while everyone else sits on the sidelines contemplating. You are a warrior, but lets not forget not everyone is like you. Mercury in Gemini in the last ½ of May helped Aries Sun natives flourish ideas, you felt mentally supported and your ideas were accepted. But with Mercury leaving its sign of rulership and entering the tenacious but apprehensive sign of the crab you may find it is essential to relate to others on an emotional level, it is not merely enough to appeal to one’s mind but rather you must appeal to ones soul. You may find you are required to tend to hurt feelings, kiss a few pesky boo boos or at least open up your heart just an inch. Mercury in Cancer is intuitive and receptive and very well aware of what isn’t being said, what resides in the underbelly, Mercury in Cancer sees all that is hidden. Aries approach is different, you dive in, lead the brigade as the innovator of the zodiac your approach is direct and honest, fast and furious. Mercury in Cancer turning retrograde encourages you and reminds you that not everyone operates in the same manner. You are expected to show some warmth just about everywhere you go, serve that additional TLC or pay the price once Mercury heads direct in mid July. This is particularly important on the home front with Mercury taking up residence in your solar 4th house of family until mid August. Get in touch with the intuitive parts of yourself, engage with those around you, and most importantly reach out to those you love and ask them how they are feeling! As with all retrograde periods this is not a time to close on a house, sign any contracts, open a business or take a trip. This is about reflection not action impulsive Ram. For the 1st time in 12 years Jupiter ruler of expansion, legalities, publishing, optimism and University will enter the sign of its exaltation, Cancer on June 26th where it will remain until July 2014. Jupiter in Cancer will cozy up in your solar 4th house of real-estate for the next year or so. Cancer naturally rules home so this is a very fortunate location for Jupiter to be. Jupiter will spend the next 12 months bestowing blessings to you surrounding your mother, your children and real-estate. I would expect to see a home bought and sold within the next year perhaps not your main residence but maybe a summer home. Maybe you will consider adding an extension to your home. There will be a strong desire to expand your home, perhaps add an extension or remodel your kitchen, bath and family room. It is essential you do not over expand yourself at this time the negative trait of Jupiter is over reaching, over doing. Make sure you aren’t attempting to keep up with ”The Jones’” and that any home remodification fits your budget. Generally speaking Jupiter will form a hard aspect to the Aries Sun at various points in the year resulting in you having unrealistic expectations at home and on the career front. Jupiter will oppose your 10th house of career and form a square to your Sun, taking on too much, expecting too much and attempting to be too much are all the down falls of Jupiter. Aries Sun natives born between March 21 & March 31 should be aware of over extending this month. Ruler of technology and consciousness continues to awaken Aries Sun natives, particularly those rams born from April 1st till April 10th. You are going through a metamorphosis, are you ready to start a revolution? Are you getting in touch with your authenticity? Are you using the Uranus in Aries transit to liberate and free you or are you still holding onto rigid thinking and outdated ways of doing things. This is a once in a lifetime transit that demands you wake up, open your eyes and realize you have one life, isn’t it time you started enjoying it? Neptune in Pisces begins its retrograde movement as well this month on the 7th and will remain ticking its way backward for several months in your 12th house of prisons, institutions and self undoing. Neptune rules imagination and escapism, Neptune’s backward motion here encourages you to reevaluate all the ways you escape your day to day life. Is it in a healthy manner such as; through art or music or it is through emotional shut downs and hiding away from the world. Spend the next several months reevaluating your escape routes, if it means you must sit in bitterness and anger for a moment or even a day or 2, so be it. Acknowledge that feeling and release it out into the universe, whatever you do, don’t hold it in or hold others or yourself emotionally hostage.

Taurus
We open the month of June with Mercury having left the fast and the furious sign and sign of rulership; Gemini and entering the intuitive sign of Cancer. It isn’t so much, what you say this month but more of how you say it. With the planet of communication forming a sextile to the Taurus Sun from now until July 20th those bulls born between April 21st and May 10th should feel there third eye is comfortably open. When Mercury visits intellectual air signs such as Gemini the world asks; what do I think but in Cancer we will ask how does this feel? This will only enhance once your ruling planet Venus enters the security minded and sensitive sign of the crab on June 4th where it will remain until the 28th. With Mercury and Venus illuminating your solar 3rd house of community you may find time well spent when spent with siblings or just planting a tree in your community, perhaps taking a local acting class. Mercury will turn retrograde late in the month on the 26th and will remain working backward until July 20th. Over the next 4 weeks understanding and communication will be muddled, things perhaps not abundantly clear and certainly not very direct. Just as a crab moves side to side, to avoid getting hurt, Mercury in Cancer conversations need to be thoughtfully considered and emotionally crafted. Being that Cancer is the mother of the zodiac you may find yourself reflecting on the relationship you have or had with your own mother, if she is no longer with you spend some time honoring her memory; make her favorite cake or buy her favorite flowers. This is also a good time to reach out to brothers and sisters spend time with old friends and yes even old flames. Mercury in retrograde is all about rekindling, reconnecting as always it isn’t a time to plan big events; no weddings, no purchases of a house, no vacations. This Mercury in Cancer transit is about going inward, getting in touch with the inner most part of yourself. Don’t be surprised if you are engulfed in old memories as Mercury in Cancer brings up feelings of nostalgia and stories of remember when. Also entering Cancer this month for the 1st time in 12 or so years is Jupiter’s entrance into mother earth, Cancer on the 27th. From 2011 to 2012 while Jupiter was in Taurus you were bestowed many blessings and were probably handed many gifts; a new business, perhaps a marriage or an engagement. Maybe you returned to school after a long hiatus, your view of the world has probably expanded and now here you are again with Jupiter delving out gifts of grandeur on your Sun. These will probably not be as monumental but still give you the feeling of eternal optimism. Jupiter is the ruler of horses, blessings and legalities. This month until mid August Taurus Sun natives born between April 21 & April 30th will feel the rays of Jupiter upon them blessing them with financial rewards, a sense of joy and a pocket full of good luck. If you are writing a fiction piece send it out to publishers, if you are in advertising don’t be surprised if you land a big campaign. Overall June looks like a spectacular month for you with an array of planets leaving the fast but superficial sign of Gemini and entering the friendly yet tenacious sign of the crab. You may feel a hint of strain in your personal and professional relationships as Saturn in retrograde motion continues to oppose the Sun of those born in the first decan of Taurus. Saturn in the 7th house of partnerships reminds us love is work, relationships are work and everything takes time. Saturn after all is Father time, ruler of responsibility and Lord of Karma. You get what you put in, effort is required in sustainable relationships, Taurus is nothing if not dedicated, rarely diverting off track. Saturn’s placement here challenges you and reminds you of the work that goes into successful relationships. This pressure should somewhat alleviate in July, hopefully you will have learned the lessons required. If not the challenges will resurface in the early fall. From now until September 2015 Taurus Suns are changing the way they relate to others, great compromise is required.

Gemini
The Sun remains in the jovial and youthful sign of the twins until June 22nd but don’t worry even as the Sun enters the emotional water sign of Cancer you will still feel energized and raring to go with Mars planet of action in your home sign of Gemini from the 1st of June until mid July. Mars in Aries was direct whereas Mars in Taurus is methodical and now that Mars has entered Gemini you may be uncertain and confused. Gemini is a dual sign, quick with the ability to diversify with ease, deciding what to focus on is a key issue. Perhaps you are having a hard time prioritizing or focusing so keep a detailed to do list handy. You have energy to spare you just need to concentrate. Gemini Sun natives born between June 12th and 21st should take full advantage of Venus remaining in your sign on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, get out and socialize. On the 4th Venus will abandon all reason and logic and be soaked in an emotional bath upon entering Cancer. Sliding into your solar 2nd house your focus will shift from personal appearance to finances. Mercury your ruling planet also enters Cancer this week abandoning its sign of rulership Gemini and all logical thought patterns. Mercury in Cancer learns through intuition, communicates in a non verbal manner. Mercury in Cancer has the ability to read non verbal’s cues. Mercury’s yearly visit to Cancer encourages all of us to feel more and think less. Ask yourself how does this feel? Does this bring me joy? Mercury will turn retrograde as well this month on the 26th and will continue working its way backward over the next 4 weeks. You may feel out of sorts with Mercury being your ruling planet. As always make sure your car is stocked with fluids, avoid long distance travel and do not sign any contracts. Watch for the tendency to get into a heated debated on or around the 8th when Mercury planet of communication opposes power house Pluto in Capricorn. Along with Venus and Mercury planet of abundance and expansion, Jupiter is finally leaving Gemini after a year log visit. The last 12 months you have had much cause to celebrate you have had many life altering experiences, a new job, an engagement, perhaps your view of the world has changed or Jupiter has served as a silent protector. Jupiter will continue to bestow blessings till the end of the month. Those Gemini Suns born between June 12 and June 21 can still squeeze in some good luck, remain hopeful and open to the endless possibilities June can bring. Come July Jupiter will illuminate your solar 2nd house of finance, it is essential to watch you’re spending until July 2014 with Jupiter in the 2nd house it can magnify the money you earn and yes the money you owe. Saturn in Scorpio continues to turn retrograde in your solar 6th house of health and work. Now would be an ideal time to schedule a check up with the dentist or a bone density exam. Saturn rules the skin and teeth with Saturn turning retrograde until July 8th often health issues that aren’t regularly apparent reveal themselves. Neptune in Pisces begins its 6 month long journey backward and will form a harsh aspect known as the square primarily to those Gemini Suns born between May 22nd and May 31st. Neptune on the Sun may very well make you highly sensitive, if not entirely out of touch with reality. You may have a sudden bout of creativity, be confused about your life direction and yearn to escape. A sense of confusion may surround you now and you may feel out of touch with who you are and unsure of what you are doing. If you’re soaked in sadness feel it, if you are suddenly feeling creative wield it, whatever you do, don’t run from your issues they will still be there when this transit is complete.

Cancer
June marks the beginning of a magical year for Cancer Sun natives. We begin the month with Mercury planet of mental dexterity in your home sign of the intuitive crab. You should feel particularly at ease when expressing yourself and your intuitive nature should be open and ready to dive into the depths of emotion. Your ability to read others is stronger than ever. Anyone that would dare mistake you for a shrinking violet or wall flower is sadly mistaken after all you were born with the gift to see what isn’t being said. Mercury in Cancer has a photographic memory and you may be privy to reliving some of your most heartfelt moments in June. You have the ability to retain information with ease now. Mercury in Cancer has quiet a busy month encouraging you to tap into your creative abilities on the 3rd when Mercury trines planet of illusion, Neptune. Hold a serious conversation on the 4th when Mercury forms a pleasing aspect to planet of responsibility, Saturn. Lastly remain open to the unusual once Mercury squares wild card Uranus on the 8th. Avoid signing contracts or planning any grand scale events from the 26th until July 20th when Mercury is in retrograde motion, after all Mercury Retrograde causes delays and hiccups in our communicative abilities. Invitations will have the wrong address or a letter will get lost in the mail. Breakdowns in communication often encourage us to forge ahead with new modes or provide us with the opportunity to reconsider our positions, our friendships and our thoughts. Cancer is often symbolized by the glyph 69 representing the womb, the holding in, the carrying of love, of things, ideas and people we hold close to our hearts. I would expect some soul searching this month. Venus planet of love and beauty abandons the superficial sign of Gemini and takes heart when entering the sign of Cancer on the 4th. Love becomes enduring, love is nurturing, and love is stable. Venus planet of love in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn on or around the 10th watch out for the power plays in relationships and the classic love/hate signature that comes with Pluto/Venus relations. After a year of Jupiter visiting its sign of detriment, Gemini it finally enters its sign of exaltation Cancer. The last time Jupiter was in Cancer was back in 2001. What were you doing back then? How did you grow? In what ways did your life expand? How did your view of the world change? Jupiter is the planet that represents good luck, expansion, university, knowledge, law and publishing. Everyone’s experience of Jupiter conjoining there Sun will be deeply personal some may decide to expand their family, others will get married other Cancers will open a business and for some Jupiter acts as a behind the scenes protector. No matter what happens Cancer Suns should feel a sense of purpose. This is an exciting time; Cancer Suns have endured 2 years of Saturn squaring your Sun while in Libra, now currently you are experiencing the Cardinal Crisis with Uranus in Aries squaring your Sun and Pluto in Capricorn opposing it. You have paid your dues, learned from past mistakes, you have been challenged, called upon to reevaluate who you are and through trials and changes you are a step closer to your highest self. Things have been particularly difficult the last several months for crabs born June 22nd – July 1st but finally you can breathe a huge sigh of relief. Jupiter will bestow rewards and open doors for you that you never dreamed were possible. Uranus in your solar 10th house of career moves away from those born in the early degrees of Cancer and begins to deliver the desire to liberate oneself from certain life restrictions to Cancers born in the 2nd decan of the cardinal water sign. Pluto in Capricorn also opposes the Sun of those born between July 2nd and July 12th indicating your career and the manner in which you see your partnerships are undergoing some major shifts. When everything around us appears out of our control we have to journey inward and awaken to the fact that the only thing we can control is ourselves in this one moment, the only moment we are guaranteed. Neptune turns retrograde in the empathetic sign of Pisces this month and will remain in retrograde motion for the next 6 months. Cancer Suns born between July 22nd and July 1st are encouraged to tap into that Neptunian creativity. Perhaps sit pool or beach side pondering the meaning of life. Enjoy those quiet moments when its just you in your shell hiding away from the rest of the world.

Leo
Leo Sun Natives should utilize the energy of Mars in Gemini to accomplish tasks, choosing which task to complete is often the issue when Mars is taken over by the versatile and rambunctious twins. You are excitable and privy to a multitude of ideas with Mars visiting your solar 11th house of plans, hopes, likeminded friends and wishes. You may find your social life is on the upswing during this period. You can align with others to fight for a good cause, join a group that encourages mental stimulation such as a book club or simply get together with others for things you enjoy; a bike ride or a run. Group activities are strongly highlighted this month. Take advantage of Venus in friendly air sign of Gemini on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd while love and beauty is lively and childlike. Afterward the planet of admiration will switch gears and enter the sign of Cancer. Venus in Cancer is clingy yet tenacious and home oriented. But don’t worry you will have your day in the Sun once Venus enters the proud and dramatic sign of the lion at month’s end on the 28th but until then you will feel the emotional undercurrent of the world around you. Mercury planet of communication and learning abilities will also be in the sign of mother earth as we open the month of June. Encouraging all of us to use our intuition. Leo a sign known for being boastful can perhaps learn a bit from the cardinal water sign. We are all encouraged to develop an internal process, to feel more, speak less, ponder life and reflect. Mercury is currently paying an extended visit to your solar 12th house of solitude. You may want to check out of life for a bit, take a break, just you for a change no one else. Sign up for that restart cleanse or yoga retreat. Mercury planet of communication will remain in your 12th house of behind the scenes for an extended period of time. Turning retrograde on the 26th for 4 weeks Mercury will not enter the sign of the Lion until august. This is a time of reflection, perhaps you are checking out a bit mentally from the day to day. You may think about your own relationship with your mother during this time or your role as a mother, if you are indeed a parent. Family themes are likely and if there is a desire to reach out make amends. Maybe you will spend some time nesting, preparing some cake pops or working behind the scenes in typical Cancerian fashion. As with all retrograde periods this is a time for reflection not action. This is certainly not a time to focus on stuff, so no major purchases please no grand vacations or new cars. This Mercury Retrograde journey is about going back to the source, back to the womb, revisit the tenderest parts of ourselves, spend quiet times with loved ones and let them know how much you care. The Sun will follow the lead of Mercury and Venus entering the emotional and moody sign of the crab on the 22nd followed by the most monumental transit of the summer, Jupiter’s entrance into its sign of exaltation Cancer on the 27th. Jupiter has been in its sign of detriment, Gemini since June 2012. Now it is entering the sign of the crab for the first time in 12 years. Jupiter in Gemini has bestowed blessings in your 11th house of connections and networking. Leo Suns born between August 13 and August 22nd can still grasp a bit of Jupiter’s good fortune while it remains in the late degrees of Gemini until the 28th. You have learned that it isn’t what you know but rather who you know. Jupiter has blessed you with friends in high places all year now the energy will shift as Jupiter enters your 12th house by month’s end. Jupiter will act like a quiet protector here all year as it illuminates you solar 12th house of secrets. This is a nice placement for Jupiter, quiet and still but similar to carrying a good luck charm in your pocket. In the summer of 2014 Jupiter will enter your home sign and you will feel you are the center of the universe, rest for now because next summer is really going to be your magical show stopping time to shine. Home continues to be challenging this month. The responsibilities are plenty and it seems like there is one challenge after the next, this hasn’t been easy. Saturn planet of duty, karma and lord of time has been in retrograde motion over your sun since February and at last will go direct next month; you aren’t out of the woods just yet. Leo Suns born July 23 – August 2nd in particular have endured many challenges, but complete relief doesn’t arrive till early October. Saturn in your 4th house of home is testing your resolve, the foundation of your life. You are feeling restricted on the home front and these are issues you need to work through. Often people feel there house is too small, there space is too tight when Saturn transits the 4th house but really the issue lies within you. Perhaps you have outgrown a relationship you are in or a certain situation with your parents. Make changes within and undoubtedly change will occur on the outside as well.

Virgo
June begins with your ruling planet Mercury in the intuitive sign of Cancer. Conversations should be easier now and your perception is heightened due to the watery and receptive nature of the crab. Virgo and Cancer can be simpatico; both signs devote much time to taking care of others. When the planets align in Cancer Virgo Sun natives should feel a sense of support from those around them. This is particularly the case now that Mercury is illuminating your solar 11th house of groups and plans. It is a magnificent time to get together with other likeminded individuals that share a similar vision as you. This can be a work affiliation, an athletic club or anything that fills you with a sense of purpose. On the 3rd Mercury in Cancer will form a beautiful trine to Neptune planet of illusion lending you a creative edge. You can tap into innovative ideas on the 8th when the planet of mind squares off with the planet of ingenuity, Uranus. Any important conversations are best had prior to Mercury turning retrograde on June 26th. Mercury will embark on a 4 week long journey and will not leave the sign of Cancer until it enters Leo in August. You know the rules Virgo expect delays when traveling, back up all important documents and avoid all major purchases. We all know how meticulous Virgo is, you prefer order and routine. But often things are out of our control and we have no choice but to accept that in this imperfect world things will go wrong and will go wrong often. So take a breath and count to ten when the power goes out in your office and the new team member was mistakenly assigned your cubical. Venus ruler of love and affection leaves freedom seeking playboy of the zodiac Gemini and enters Cancer on the 4th. Love is light and flirty when placed in Gemini, we text, email and call often. With Venus now heading into water sign of Cancer love becomes heartfelt, enduring and serious. With Venus entering your solar 11th house of likeminded friends and networking you may find someone dateable in your immediate circle or while at a work function, so keep your eyes open. Mars planet of action is the only personal planet besides the sun that remains in the air sign of Gemini, illuminating your solar 10th house of career. For most of the month you are focused on improving your status, perhaps landing a promotion or getting recognized as MVP of your company. Honors and prestige are a focus point, you desire positive reinforcement. Any awards may be delayed this month with Mercury turning retrograde so watch your temper on the work front with Mars in your solar 10th house you may experience and unexpected meltdown where you let everyone know how magnificent you are and what you really think of your boss. This month requires patience. The most monumental transit of the entire summer is Jupiter’s entrance into its sign of exaltation, Cancer. For the last year or so Jupiter has been in its sign of detriment, Gemini. Jupiter in Gemini delivers blessings on the day to day tasks, but Jupiter in Cancer says reach for the stars! Jupiter in Cancer will enter your 11th house of networking on June 28th and spend the next 12 months introducing you to the right people at the right time to insure you get to the right place. Jupiter in Cancer has come to help you achieve your dreams. Jupiter in Cancer will form a sextile or a pleasing aspect from now until August for those Virgo Suns born August 23 – September 2.Help is there if you need it so make that phone call, ask your coworker for some assistance while the rays of Jupiter shine upon you! Saturn continues to turn retrograde in your solar 3rd house of communication until July 8th and I presume Saturn in apparent backward motion has delivered you some very important lessons regarding communication. People do not enjoy being henpecked and critiqued. Isn’t it time you loosened up and stop holding people to some high standard of living? We are all responsible for our own lifes journey not in orchestrating the way other people live. Neptune planet of dreams and illusions will also turn retrograde this month and will remain in backward motion for the next 6 months. You may feel particularly sensitive during this period, especially those Virgo suns born in the early degrees. As Neptune tours your solar 7th house of partnerships you may reconsider your relationships with others; are you seeing him or her clearly? Is this really what or who you want? Sorting the fact from the fiction is difficult Neptune is after all the master of illusion and confusion.

Libra
The cardinal water sign of Cancer rules most of June, we open the month with Mercury planet of mental dexterity in the sign of the crab. While Mercury was in Gemini we made connections at rapid speed, logical thinking and rationality were encouraged. Now with the planet of communication having entered the intuitive sign of the crab it is time we reevaluate our modes of communication, perhaps consider opening our third eye a bit and look at what isn’t being said. This is the planet of the mind in the sign of feelings. Mercury in Cancer evaluates body language; it’s not what you say but how you say it from now until early August. Mercury will have an extended stay in Cancer do to turning retrograde on June 26th where it will remain working its way backward until July 20th. This may conjure up memories of times that have since past. Mercury in Cancer possesses a photographic memory, childhood and thoughts of your own mother may suddenly resurface at this time. We are likely to feel more sensitive and yes defensive during this period. While Cancer is certainly soft and feeling oriented it also strikes out or retreats when feeling threatened. This Mercury retrograde period may be difficult for Libra Suns particularly those born from September 24 – October 13th. Mercury in Cancer will form a square or harsh aspect to your Sun leaving you feeling as though others are overly critical or that you aren’t being thoroughly supported during this time frame. If one is truly content and feels capable in their own abilities they do not need to rely on the opinions of others to validate them. This Mercury in Cancer period is best for getting in touch with your own soft parts, your own insecurities and shortcomings, mothering yourself, loving yourself and releasing the need for outside validation that most of us regularly seek out. For the first 3 days of June Venus will remain in Gemini so this is a great time to socialize, discuss world events, visit a museum or art opening. Afterward Venus will leave the playful sign of the twins and get serious in the Cardinal Sign of Cancer. Venus in Cancer will take up month long residence in your solar 10th house of career and you may lack the motivation to do anything. The affect of this transit is often lethargy, apathy and just a general feeling of not wanting to be disturbed. Followed by Mercury, Venus and the Suns entry into Cancer on the 22nd is Jupiter’s visit to its sign of exaltation of Cancer on the 27th. For the last year Jupiter has been in Gemini bestowing blessings to Libras 9th house of publishing, long distance travel and higher education. Jupiter in Gemini helped Libra flourish; the planet of good luck has blessed you with the gift of expanding your view of the world. Libras born in the last decan from October 14 –October 23rd can still squeeze in some joy and a bit of optimism from now until the 27th. Jupiter forming a trine to your Sun in encouraging you to tap into that last minute creativity and abundance. Once Jupiter enters fellow cardinal sign of Cancer you may be privy to some additional advances on the career front. Jupiter’s entrance into your solar 10th house of life direction is giving you a boost; the danger in this transit however is taking on too many responsibilities, believing in yourself with such blind optimism you over do things. From now until August this is particularly true for those born in the early degrees of the Suns natural born diplomat, specifically between September 24 and October 3rd. Jupiter is squaring your Sun, or is in a hard aspect. Beware of developing an exaggerated sense of self during this time. On a TV show I watched recently the “actor” declared “even superman needed a stunt double” that logic applies here. With all of these planets soaked in an emotional bath for most of June, rejoice Mars planet of action remains in family air sign of Gemini until mid July. Mars in Gemini encourages you, lights a fire within you and motivates you to keep going. Many projects may be on your plate at this time, often when Mars is in Gemini there are many things you want to do, many ideas are up in the air the issue lies with the follow through, the dedication. While Mars was in Taurus we had no limit to the amount of dedication, with Mars in Gemini we lack focus. Planet of liberation; Uranus and Pluto planet of change and complete transformation will begin to alter the lives of Libra Suns born between October 4th and 13th, emancipating you from old ways of thinking & releasing old methods you have grown accustomed too. What you have used in the past when you sought comfort will no longer work for you. If you ordinarily drink when you are lonely or shop when you are upset or perhaps even display fits of anger you will now find those methods no longer soothe or suit you. You will develop new ways of expression, you are developing into a newer and I suppose truer version of yourself. Neptune planet of dreams, addictions and master of illusion will turn retrograde for a 6 month period in your solar 6th house of health, with Neptune illuminating your solar 6th house please watch your intake of alcohol and read all labels on prescription medications, you may also experience stronger allergies during this time. Neptune’s visit to the 6th house indicates psychosomatic illness are also likely during this period. An overall sensitivity surrounding your health is likely so eat right, take an extra dose of vitamin c and rest when you are tired.

Scorpio
Are you ready to plummet the depth of existence this month, you are after all known for your ability to dig deep, to penetrate, you are the natural born detective of the zodiac. Your emotional depth is like that of an ocean. Suddenly I have the Bee Gees in my head, “How deep is your love, how deep is your love”. You will be supported this month with an array of planets entering the family water sign of Cancer. I know things have been difficult, you feel like this is a new beginning in many ways like the universe has hit the restart button on your life. Scorpio a fixed sign can at times follow routine, cling to familiar haunts, familiar people, but really those days are over. With the recent eclipses hitting your Sun combined with Saturn’s 2 year visit to Scorpio you are becoming the King or the Queen of reinvention. Let go of that stuff you have been carrying, release old ways of doing things no one does rebirth and transformation better then you! This month you should feel supported like the world at last understands you. You can sift through the dark and murky seas comfortable that June is indeed a great month for you. We open June with Mercury planet of communication in the deep water sign of Cancer. Mercury in Cancer communicates without words, they read energy and movements. Similar to the Scorpion and Pisces nature, Cancer is indeed intuitive. More outwardly sensitive then the Scorpio you may feel like retreating instead of stinging this month. Mercury in Cancer will have you reconsidering your views on mom, home and family in general. Perhaps you will feel like whipping up some new concoction in the kitchen or expressing your feelings for someone special. Mercury in Cancer isn’t grandiose, after all this isn’t Leo but rather thoughtful and romantic. Mercury will have an extended stay in Cancer as it is set to turn retrograde on June 26th and will remain working its way backward until July 20th. Use this time to get in touch with relatives, perhaps spend some extra time around the house, read a romance novel, reconsider your relationship with your own mother perhaps pay homage to her memory if she has passed on. Mercury retrograde are of course not times for extensive traveling, litigation, the purchase of any electronics and or new homes or car. Keep your money in your pocket till sometime in late July. Mars in Gemini is after all illuminating your solar 8th house along with the transiting Sun; the 8th house is home to other people’s money. Mars always the aggressor can indicate disputes over contracts, with banks or with your spouse and the Sun acts like a spot light on all your most intimate shortcomings. Effective communication is essential during this period discuss what you are spending and who you owe money too etc. Following Mercury planet of love Venus will also enter the romantic and somewhat needy sign of the crab. Venus in Gemini was light and playful but Venus in Cancer is sentimental and family oriented. With both Mercury and Venus in family water sign forming a trine to your Sun you should feel supported by those around you and a general sense of ease. Adding to this is the transiting Suns entrance into Cancer on June 22nd and Jupiter planet of good luck and expansion entering its sign of exaltation, Cancer on the 27th. With several planets gathering in your solar 9th of higher education and long distance travel now would be an opportune time to purchase that one way ticket to the destination of your choice. Really you have an entire year to take advantage of Jupiter’s visit to your solar 9th house. After having been in its sign of detriment the last 12 months, Jupiter’s return to Cancer marks a time of good fortune. This month Jupiter in Cancer will benefit those scorpions born October 24-November 2 forming a beautiful trine aspect to your Sun during this period you are feeling quite optimistic & may find you meet someone special or begin a new project. The beneficial energy is there so to receive it, start to believe it. Along with Mercury turning retrograde Neptune planet of dreams and illusions also begin its 6 month long journey backward affecting those scorpions born in the early degrees of the sign. You may feel particularly compassionate if not entirely sensitive. This is a great time to take a theatrical class or learn an instrument; creativity is at an all time high and with Neptune transiting the 5th house of creativity get ready to be inspired.

Sagittarius
Relationships continue to take center stage with the Sun remaining in your opposing sign of Gemini until June 22nd & Mars in Gemini in your 7th house of partnership until mid July. The eclipse in your home sign last month indicates many events will unfold over the next 6 months you are certainly changing and as you grown the way you relate to others will change as well. Usually the week leading up to an eclipse & following an eclipse is a time when feelings are heightened feelings of love, restlessness & anger as well. With mars planet of action in your house of partnership you want to take action, you want to make a move but perhaps you feel uncertain. Gemini a mutable air sign is prone to indecision. If you can’t decide or are unsure of what to do remain still, the answer will reveal itself. Sagittarius Suns especially those born in the early degrees of the sign from November 23 to December 2nd have been feeling highly emotional since Neptune entered Pisces back in 2011. Perhaps the desire to be in a relationship is uncharacteristically gnawing at you. Maybe you are feeling needy or have grown tired of ever changing partners. With Neptune turning retrograde on the 7th for the next 6 months you will have a chance to review your feelings! Yes your feelings! You will also get a chance to reevaluate the means or methods you use to escape your life. Are you doing it productively via art music etc or self-destructively via drinking, drugs and emotionally shutting down? This transit is an emotionally draining one where you feel draped in an emotional bath which is something entirely new to the bold fire sign. A series of planets will enter the sign of the mother, the tenacious care taker & cardinal water sign of Cancer. Beginning with Mercury planet of communication which will have an extended stay in Cancer due to turning retrograde from June 26th to July 20th & ultimately entering Leo August. This Mercury retrograde period is all about getting in touch with the tender parts of ourselves the parts that just like a hard shell crab we hide beneath a tough exterior. Your most intimate relationships continue to be under review you may wrestle with thoughts of mom or lovers now gone; that is the journey of June. This month is really about love of self love of home & love of others. Venus also enters Cancer on the 4th of June. When Venus was in Gemini love was fun but with Venus now in Cancer love because loyal a tad possessive & perhaps a bit smothering. But of all the planets entering Cancer this month including the Sun on the 24th the most important transit is Jupiter finally leaving Gemini after a yearlong visit & entering its sign of exaltation , Cancer. Jupiter is Sagittarius ruling planet, both associated with knowledge, the world, confidence, and optimism. Jupiter is in detriment in Gemini but at its best in Sagittarius but coming in a close 2nd is Cancer for different reasons. Jupiter in Cancer encompasses the protection of Jupiter and amplifies it as Cancer is one the fiercely loyal and protective of the astrological signs. Other may often confuse Cancers nature for passivity, the sign is emotional and clingy but Cancer is also strong and enduring. Hard-shell crabs endure and go to great length to protect their soft interiors. Jupiter in Cancer combines optimism and strength, masculine and feminine for a powerhouse of exuberant and lasting energy. With Jupiter being your ruling planet you always want to see the sign that Jupiter is in and the other planets it is aspecting. Jupiter in the sign of mother earth is very fortunate for you. Jupiter in Cancer will bring good tidings in the form of congenial relationships with mom and family in general, businesses involving baking; taking care of others will also be strongly denoted. For the last year Jupiter has been bestowing blessings in partnerships, in legal arenas now Jupiter will move from your 7th house of relating and into the 8th house of sex, soul searching and finances. This year once Neptune moves further away from your Sun will mark an excellent time to open a business, to purchase a house or piece of property with someone. A general sense of optimism should surround you now take full advantage Jupiter’s entry into Cancer only occurs once every 12 years.

Capricorn
You may face much opposition this month from others. If you take note every June-July can be a challenging period for you. Then again for those mountain goats born between December 22nd & December 31st challenges are nothing new to you. A strong earth sign you are meant to endure you exemplify strength. Uranus planet of surprise has been squaring your Sun while Pluto has conjoined your Sun and these 2 power house planets have left you holding a bag full of change! Who you were 2 years ago is not who you are today. Only strong relationships have lasted this period and anything that has sustained, any thoughts any friends will likely be carried with you always. June marks the half way point between last birthday and this birthday, a period of examining how far you have come and how far you would like to go. Relationships are often strained during this period when one by one the planets enter your opposing sign of Cancer. The tangible earth sign vs. the intuitive water sign. We open the month with Mercury planet of communication lathered in emotion while visiting the cardinal water sign of Cancer. While Mercury was in Gemini communication was light, flighty and while it increased our mental agility Mercury in Gemini can be quite superficial. With Mercury entering the sign of Cancer we are encouraged to not only use our mind to communicate but also out hearts. In a generation filled with text messages and emails remember the beauty in a hand written note and home cooked meals. During this time we may be subjected to memories of the past, so very Cancerian. Our childhood is likely to cross our mind on occasion especially once Mercury turns retrograde on June 26th where it will remain working its backward until late July. As with all retrograde periods this is not a time to take a vacation or schedule a huge event, there will likely be unforeseen weather delays or an address error on invites. Remember retrograde periods are for reflecting and reconsidering, for reaching out to someone from the past perhaps establish contact with someone you lost touch with years ago. You will need to reevaluate your own partnerships both professional and personal with Mercury turning retrograde in your solar 7th house of “I relate”. How do you relate to others? Is it with facts and figures, agendas and PowerPoint presentations? These methods may work for you, but that it hardly true for everyone. It is time to communicate emotionally look at non verbal communication, eye contact, a cross of the arms; read what isn’t being said. Following Mercury’s lead Venus planet of love and enjoyment will enter the sign of mother earth on the 4th and you may suddenly feel rather lethargic. You want to relax and catch up on a good book, perhaps see a movie or spend time with a loved one. Venus opposing your Sun has you yearning to just be. The most notable of the transits this month is Jupiter’s entrance into the tenacious and loving sign of the crab for the first time in 12 years on June 27th. What were you doing in 2001? In 2001 Jupiter was in Cancer and brought out the care taker in all of us, it expanded our consciousness and humanized us all for a period of time. September 11, 2001 here in New York City had us scrambling to help one another, a city that never sleeps suddenly expanded our awareness and in a moment we were unified, we were still. With Jupiter’s return to Cancer we should see the themes of protection and family highlighted. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and for the next 12 months you will experience the joy of Jupiter opposing your Sun. During the month of June those Capricorns born with in the early degrees of the mountain goat will feel this energy most. You generally should feel a sense of pride and eager to help those around you. The nature of Jupiter is to overdo, to reach but sometimes reach too far Jupiter rules expansion but the negative side is over expansion. While you will feel a general sense of optimism just watch for the tendency to help others so much that they lose the ability to help themselves. Overall a nice transit for relationships, they are likely to be beneficial. Neptune planet of illusion and self-sacrifice begins its 6 month journey backward this month in the telepathic sign of Pisces. Neptune is forming a beautiful sextile to the Capricorn Sun, inspiration is there all you have to do is reach for it. With Neptune turning backwards you are encouraged to find your creative spirit perhaps one that you have pushed aside, take some time to reevaluate how you use your own intuition. Do you listen to that little voice? Do you allow that inner voice to overtake you? Are you compassionate in nature? Do you allow emotions to rule? The month of June is all about feeling with the sky loaded with water signs, how can it not be?

Aquarius
Mars planet of action is the last planet along with the Sun to remain in the diverse sign of Gemini. Mars will stay in the sign of the playful twins until mid July illuminating your solar 5th house of creativity, risk taking and love affairs. Gemini and Aquarius are both intellectual air signs and you certainly could use a boost considering Saturn planet of karma and restriction is still in retrograde motion, essentially rolling over your Sun until the 8th of July when it will turn direct. Saturn has been forming a stressful aspect to your Sun since late October affecting those Aquarius’ born primarily between January 21 and January 30th. Things have certainly not been easy and it appears you have had to endure one test after another. I’m sure there have been days you wanted to hide away from the world; it is likely you have experienced tests in your professional and personal relationships and you have had to make a decision to stay and endure or leave. Only strong relationships survive hard Saturn transits, if your relationships at work or on the home front were weak it is essential to understand Saturn is not the cause of this break down, Saturn merely serves to test and rid you of any out worn relations. Hard work has been required as has patience. Saturn rules time, time is likely to be a focal point of your existence. How much time will this take? When will this be over? How long will this last? You may find you are screaming I know that this will end but when? Reach for Mars in Gemini to release some aggression; you may also notice your sex drive is heightened during this period. This month you may find it challenging to understand others, this is most apparent on the work front. We open the month of June with Mercury in Cancer. The planet of thought in the sign of feelings, it can be challenging sorting out the logical and the factual from the intuitive and conceptual. That is the journey of Mercury in Cancer to learn the value of nonverbal communication, to value nonverbal communication. Be prepared for break downs in office machinery this month once Mercury turns retrograde on the 26th for 4 weeks. Computers will crash; systems will fail and do to the emotional nature of the crab expect a few emotional breakdowns and perhaps even some tears. Half the battle is preparation so save important emails, print hard copies of what is imperative and avoid any “update software” prompts until late July or August if at all possible. Following Mercury’s lead will be Venus’ journey into the tenacious sign of the crab on June 4th. While Venus was in Gemini we found love to be playful now we find love to be enduring and protective. Show some love to your coworkers after the 4th when Venus visits your 6th house of daily activities, it is quite likely you will be feeling lethargic and carefree but lend some TLC to those in your cubical when the systems go haywire and conference calls are lost along with those commissions checks. What can go wrong will go wrong with Mercury in retrograde motion. Following Mercury, Venus and the Sun on the 22nd will be Jupiter’s entrance into its sign of exaltation Cancer. Jupiter has been visiting its sign of detriment, Gemini for the last 12 months. In Gemini Jupiter expanded our day to day communication when placed in Cancer there is very little Jupiter cannot do. Family relations become more congenial, and for you water bearer your work environment becomes more amicable. Perhaps you will change careers or maybe the one you have will take on a new feel. While Jupiter in Cancer is bestowing blessings on the work front I caution you to 1. Not take on too much additional responsibilities or more then you can handle and 2. Watch what you eat. The 6th house rules habits, our day to day life, what we eat, the way we work out etc. Jupiter in the 6th has been known to not only expand your work load but also your waistline. Remember everything is good in moderation including working out, Aquarius are known to suffer from leg ailments so lay off the running and power walking 2 days a week make sure you give your body that much needed rest.

Pisces

Pisces Sun natives have an active month astrologically, it is best to tend to important affairs in the 1st week of the month. Your ruling planet, Neptune will begin its 6 month long retrograde journey shortly thereafter. Neptune turning in apparent retrograde motion will affect all Pisces but mostly those born in the early degrees of the sign from February 20th – March 1st in particular. Neptune is currently conjoining your Sun and has been since 2011. During this period I’m confident you have felt overwhelmed with emotion and inundated with sensory stimulation. Absorbing other people’s feelings without even attempting too. Pisces in itself is a sign known for its dream like state you walk a thin line between what is real and what isn’t. As Neptune turns retrograde you are beginning to wonder are you the master of illusion or the master of confusion. It is time to get in touch with your dreams stop waiting on someone else to deliver them to you and get out there and get them! An array of planets is entering the tenacious sign of Cancer this month and that may be just the remedy for a Neptune in Pisces retrograde. We open the month with Mercury planet of communication in the Cardinal sign of Cancer, lending you the strength to mentally spar with anyone. You are particularly articulate, your mind and your soul align as you are supported this month by several planets in the family water sign. Take advantage of this until the 26th of June when Mercury will begin its 4 week retrograde motion. Mercury retrograding in Cancer will illuminate your solar 5th house of children and joy. Perhaps during this period you will reflect on your own childhood or examine your own theories and beliefs surrounding children and parenting. Mercury in Cancer is encouraging us to go inward, when the planet of the mind enters the sign of feeling we are all encouraged to combine intellectual prowess with emotional intelligence. Intuition and telepathy are concepts you are grandly familiar with. Continue to examine your own attitudes regarding intuition, do you listen to that little voice, those subtle warnings or do you wait for the other shoe to drop? Mercury will have an extended stay in the mother hen of the zodiac so as always with retrograde periods avoid major travel, no large purchases but say yes to a meeting with anyone from yester years! Mercury retrograde is a great time to reconnect. Shortly after Mercury enters Cancer, Venus planet of admiration will abandon the superficial sign of Gemini and enter the tenacious sign of the crab. Love becomes enduring, lasting and true when it visits Cancer romance is highlighted, hand written notes are sent; love is an all consuming rollercoaster ride filled with emotion. Some friction may persist with Mars still in mutable air sign of Gemini until mid July. You may find yourself in the midst of an argument with someone at home, perhaps with all these planets in Cancer you may be in the midst of a disagreement with your own mother. It is best to put any ill feelings to the side as you have so much to be thankful for. Saturn Lord of Karma and hard work is forming a beautiful trine to Pisces Sun natives born from February 20th – March 1st. Life is easy now, projects began during this period are completed with ease. Adding to this is Jupiter’s entry into its sign of exaltation, Cancer on June 27th! This is a monumental transit that will last for an entire year. Since last summer Jupiter has been in its sign of detriment Gemini many of us used social media to get in touch with the world. The blessings of Jupiter in Gemini are plenty via electronics, communication etc but Jupiter’s visit to Cancer is tenacious and abundant! The water signs in particular will benefit from Jupiter in Cancer over the next year. Pisces sun natives born in the early degrees of the sign can rest confidently that Jupiter is bestowing you many blessings from now until September. You will feel a sense of optimism, confidence and joy! Jupiter will illuminate your solar 5th house of children, joy and gambling. Take a chance on love and on life, the best rewards are the ones that are just outside our comfort zone.

Transits to the ruler of a house

Published May 12, 2013 by starsmoonandsun

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If you are reading my blog you are probably aware of transits, these are the movements of the planets in the sky around your natal chart.
Uranus for example in the 1st house will indicate you are prone to various changes perhaps the way you present yourself is different. While Uranus in the 7th house will deliver sudden marriages and sudden divorces. The place where Uranus is transiting will indicate a shake up and unexpected events. Each planet holds different significance and the most important and longest transits are from Saturn out to Pluto

Transits from Saturn bring; Karma, hard work, restriction, seriousness, commitment, hardships and delays
Transits from Uranus indicate: surprises, changes, unexpected events, and reversals
Transits from Neptune indicate; confusion, deceit, sorrow, blurring of boundaries, addictive tendencies, creative tendencies and self-sacrifice
Transits involving Pluto indicate; death, rebirth, clearing, obsessions, destruction, strength and transformation.

There is a lot to look at with astrology, progressions, planets, aspects and so on and so forth. I have been studying astrology for quite some time and even I miss something when reviewing my own chart. For the last year my job and been experiencing some serious ups and downs, now more than ever there is an abundance of changes. Layoffs, changes of schedule, several relocations, renovations, hiring and firing. If a change can happen it is happening to me now. This is very indicative of Uranus transiting the 6th house of work. But Uranus is not in my 6th house. However Uranus is transiting the ruler of the 6th house. Cancer is on my 6th house cusp indicating the moon rules my 6th house. Uranus is currently transiting my moon so this is very similar to Uranus transiting the 6th.
So when reviewing your transits look not only to what house is being transited but also what ruler of the house if being transited.

Aries is ruled by Mars
Taurus is ruled by Venus
Gemini is ruled by Mercury
Cancer is ruled by the moon
Leo is ruled by the Sun
Virgo is ruled by Mercury
Libra is ruled by Venus
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn
Aquarius is ruled by Uranus
Pisces is ruled by Neptune

So if your marriage is going through some unexpected changes but Uranus is NOT transiting the 7th house but if Taurus is on your 7th house cusp, Taurus is ruled by Venus and your Venus is placed in Libra transiting Uranus in Aries is opposing your Venus thus affecting your 7th house. Transit to the ruler of the 7th house will affect your partnerships. If your finances seem tight but nothing is active in your 2nd house but Aries is on your 2nd house cusp look to Mars (Ruler of Aries) if Mars is placed in Scorpio you will find Saturn conjoining your Mars and YES this will affect your finances. Saturn restricts whatever it touches and now it is afflicting the ruler of your house of money earned.

October Horoscopes

Published September 30, 2012 by starsmoonandsun

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The forever charming and diplomatic Libra ushered in the fall season on September 23rd and remains in the sign of equality until October 24th when the transiting sun will begin its month long visit to the sign of depth and analysis, Scorpio. For the first 3 days of October fellow air signs as well as fire signs can make the most of the Sun, Mercury and Saturn placed in the sign of the scales. On October 5th Mercury planet of the mind conjoins Saturn the father figure of the zodiac in the late degrees of Libra indicating your mind is particularly disciplined now and has the determination to see a task through right till the end. On October 6th Mercury will begin its month long journey in Scorpio, while placed in Libra Mercury the sign of the mind was filled with ideas and concepts, upon entering Scorpio we will yearn to discover the depths of those notions. Mercury’s transit to Scorpio is most beneficial to water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) as well as earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), It is essential to make use of this energy prior to the 30th when Mercury will leave the sign of analysis and enter the higher thinking, freedom loving Sagittarius. Venus planet of love and finance will leave limelight loving Leo and enter the perfectionist seeking sign of Virgo on October 5th. While Venus was in Leo we declared our feelings on billboards and in sky writing, once Venus enters Virgo we are more likely to think, are you really going to wear that shirt with those pants? Venus is not well placed in Virgo; Virgo is a nitpicker, a fixer upper and a perfectionist seeker. In the 2nd week of October Venus planet of love will form a trine aspect to Pluto planet of transformation currently in the early degrees of Capricorn this serves to remind us to go beyond the superficial. Love becomes intense, karmic ties are likely to be present, this transit offers depth in love, truth in love and perhaps a meeting with someone from the past that has the ability to mend old wounds. Mars planet of action will leave Scorpio and enter fire sign of Sagittarius on October 8th feeding the ego of family fire signs; Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Air signs; Gemini, Libra and Aquarius may suddenly have a burst of energy that can be used to accomplish tasks or perhaps take a sudden and unexpected trip with Sagittarius ruling long distance travel and Mars ruling action. Jupiter planet of good luck, truth, justice and long distance travel will turn retrograde on October 4th and remain in retrograde motion till after we welcome in the New Year in 2013. Jupiter is the natural ruler of the 9th house home to higher education, long distance travel, and truth, as Jupiter turns in apparent retrograde motion we will be encouraged to go inward and discover our own personal truth. Jupiter is a planet of expansion so the house it resides in will either expand your blessing or indicate an area that you over indulge and overdo it. Over the next few months you may want to reach inward and question where do you give too much away and what will you do with Jupiter’s blessings that have been bestowed to you. The biggest news astrologically this month is Saturn Lord of Karma saying farewell to its 2+ year journey in Libra and entering the fixed water sign of Scorpio for the 1st time since the 1980s. Cardinal Signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn can breathe a quiet sigh of relief as the hard work has been completed. Karma appears restored and all is ok with the world. With that being said it will be a challenging few years for the fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. A lot of lessons will be learned and parts of yourself must be mastered. While Saturn was placed in Libra we learned the importance of anti bullying in school and even in the work place & we fought for equality in partnerships including same sex marriage legalization, the overall lessons was equality (Libra) must exist in partnerships (Libra) or someone in charge (Saturn) will step in and demand it. With Saturn entering Scorpio lessons will in some way relate to Scorpion themes such as; sex, power and control. I do believe we will bare witness to sex scandals involving those in powerful positions, maybe we will finally make an effort to put an end to the sex trafficking business, whatever it is we know one thing for sure it will be secretive, smoldering, sexy and powerful !

Aries Horoscope

Those born under a fiery Aries Sun will be faced with challenges primarily of the ego variety as the transiting Sun continues its visit in opposing sign of Libra until October 24th. Aries; natural ruler of the 1st house of self struggles against the scales’ preoccupation with partnership and cooperation. This marks the point of being halfway through your solar year; it is a period of taking stock in your associations and overall progress. This isn’t always easy as you are quite likely to receive feedback from others that is not always favorable; this is especially the case for those born in the third decan of Aries. With Mercury planet of communication placed in the late degrees of Libra until it switches gears on October 6th opposing the Aries Sun the results are confrontations and debates with others.  You will notice communication is heightened, faxes, email and general correspondence; remember the art of compromise and all should go smoothly.

Venus planet of love and beauty will break free from family fire sign Leo and enter perfectionist seeking Virgo on October 4th those born in the later degrees of Aries should make use of this loving energy on October 1, 2, and 3rd. Venus will continue transiting your solar 6th house of work and daily habits, more likely than not you would rather be engaging in leisurely activities rather than giving 100% at the office.

Once Mars planet of action enters far reaching Sagittarius on the 8th of October the enthusiastic ram will be revved up and eager to go.  With Mars, your ruling planet in pleasant aspect to your natal Sun your self confidence will be at an all time high as you are ready to meet any obstacle head on. You may also feel particularly sensual with Mars transiting your solar 8th house of sex and intimacy!

Jupiter planet of good luck and fortune has nestled in to you solar 3rd house until June 2013. Jupiter will bestow blessings to you in regards to all 3rd house matters; short trips, siblings and generally speaking all modes of communication. Gemini is at home in the 3rd house so Jupiter placed in Gemini may quite plausibly bestow blessings multiplied by two. Relationships with brothers and sisters flourish, you may receive great news via email or text, and short getaways prove beneficial to broadening your horizons. Once Jupiter begins its 3 month long retrograde journey on October 4th you will be encouraged to go inward and ask yourself how can you improve relations with those in your community or even become more aware of your own inner dialog. By the time Jupiter goes direct in January 2013 you can set forth better ways of communicating. This is not a time to invest in some new electronic stock or purchase, this transit has more of a philosophical/humanitarian vibe, not a period of materialistic consumption.

Those born under the cardinal sign of Aries will continue to feel the pressure from what astrologers have coined as the “Cardinal Crisis”, with Uranus still in the early degrees of your home sign of the ram conjunct the Sun of those individuals born in the earlier part of your sign you will be encouraged to give up the life you had planned for something better. From now until 2019 you will change and grow in ways you never imagined. Old parts of yourself will fall away, beliefs that no longer serve you will suddenly diminish, you may alter your appearance including the way in which you dress and even the manner in which you present yourself to the world. As you struggle to break free from certain restrictions Aries are also prone to confrontations as Pluto takes up long term residence in you 10th house of career and reputation. You may suddenly wish to change your career path drastically. You may find others are testing your authority. Pluto is intense; it represents the complete clearing and destruction of the old to make room for the new. You have a grand desire for recognition during this period, as Pluto travels slowly through Capricorn in hard aspect to your Sun this marks a time of complete metamorphosis, utter determination and total transformation! These are interesting times expect to be awakened!

Taurus Horoscope

Mercury planet of reasoning and curiosity enters opposing sign of Scorpio on October 6th beginning its 3 week long journey through your 7th house of partnership. Compromise is requires during this time and well after as the transiting sun will also enter the sign of deep analysis on October 24th where it will remain till mid November. Taurus a fixed earth sign, you are famously known to be set in your ways and too cling to all that is familiar. Now it the time to try to understand the other persons point of view. a little give and take will go a long way in interpersonal and business relationships. Bulls born May 11th – May 21st will feel especially combative while Mars planets of aggression remains in the late degrees of Scorpio from October 1st till the 7th.

Taurus can seek solace knowing Venus ruler of love, beauty and refinement will enter family earth sign of Virgo on October 4th and begin transiting your solar 5th house of love affairs until the end of the month. Venus in pleasing aspect to the Taurus Sun will heighten your romantic nature. You are particularly charming during this period with a strong desire to create something, anything as long as it is filled with beauty and magic. Take time to retreat from the world allow music to transport you to another time and place.

Jupiter planet of luck and expansion is expected to turn retrograde on October 4th and will continue to work its way in apparent backward motion until January 2013 in your solar 2nd house. Taurus naturally rules the 2nd house in astrology home to “I have” the 2nd house governs all things of value. This includes tangible items such as money you earn or the nonmaterial such as beliefs that reside within the corners of your mind and soul. Once Jupiter turns retrograde you will need to reflect inward earthy bull and get in touch with the parts of yourself that are not attached to materialism it’s quite plausible once Jupiter goes direct you may adopt the Albert Einstein philosophy; “Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted”.

The most monumental astrological aspect for the bull is Saturn’s entrance in the opposing sign of Scorpio on October 6th. Saturn hasn’t been in Scorpio since the early 1980’s, if you are old enough you may find events that took place during that time frame have come full circle. Saturn in hard aspect to the sun indicates a time of endings, a period of crisis and low vitality. The word opposition in and of itself indicates opposing forces. Astrologically the sun is your ego, the life force and your individuality whereas Saturn represents duty, restriction, karma and responsibility, these 2 opposing forces will be at odds over the next 2 or so years. This is not a time to begin new projects as you will likely be faced with many challenges and roadblocks. These tests serve to enhance your maturity and growth as an individual. Saturn will deliver setbacks in terms of achievement, it is said Saturn never denies only delays. Perhaps you need to hone your craft before delving in. it is essential you get a yearly check up with both Doctor and Dentist with Saturn ruling bones and teeth to insure you have a clean bill of health and eat appropriately during this lengthy transit.

Pluto is still in the early degrees of fellow earth sign of Capricorn transiting your solar 9th house of higher thinking and long distance travel. With Pluto in pleasing aspect to those bulls born primarily from April 21st to April 30th you can benefit most from this transformative energy. You will find your perception is extremely astute and over the next several years your core beliefs will drastically change. Your thought process will undergo a complete overhaul. The 9th house rules legalities, higher education, truth, religion and philosophy. Often this transit indicates the development of fanaticism; just beware of the beliefs you attach yourself too as always everything is good in moderation.

Gemini Horoscope

We welcomed in the fall season with the transiting Suns entrance into Libra in late September. The transiting Sun continues to make its way through your solar 5th house of love and recreation. With the Sun in pleasant aspect to the sign of the curious twins you will find you are preoccupied with children or perhaps discovering the exuberant adolescent within. Leisurely activities and those done in the spirit of enjoyment take precedence from the beginning of October till October 24th. Gemini’s born on June 12 – June 21st will continue to bask in the light of Venus while placed in friendly fire sign of Leo for the first 3 days of October; prior to the planet of love breaking for the painstakingly perfectionist sign of the virgin.

You may face some conflicts with marriage and business partners when Mars planet of aggression enters your opposing sign of Sagittarius on October 8th. As Mars travels through your 7th house of partnership disagreements within committed and other contractual partners are likely. You are full of energy and emotions tend to run high, try to avoid any negotiations until after this transit has passed as you are unlikely to reach an agreement and will find you are more frustrated and angered then fruitful.

Jupiter planet of expansion placed in your home sign continues its year long journey through your solar 1st house of self bestowing blessings of exuberance and optimism. As Jupiter turns retrograde on October 4th and continues its backward motion till late January 2013 Gemini Suns are encouraged to go inward and quietly reflect and appreciate all the abundance that has already been bestowed to you.

Uranus planet of surprise and the unexpected is placed in the early degrees of trail blazing fire sign Aries. Uranus in itself acts as a bolt from the blue, a flash of insight and immediate discovery while placed in impulsive Aries this heightens the sense of urgency. Uranus currently transiting your solar 11th house of like minded friends, hopes and wishes, some Gemini’s particularly those born in the early degrees of the sign have found they are attracting more eccentric type of friends, some that are avante garde and in some way different than those you would normally associate with. Also friendships seem less reliable then they have been in the past, Uranus’ energy is sudden and unpredictable. This isn’t anything to be alarmed about, just more so of an observation. With Uranus placed in Aries forming a sextile to the Gemini sun the planet of surprise is encouraging you to express yourself, embark on creative adventures and most importantly to thy self be true.

Neptune continues to transit its home sign of Pisces and will do so for many years to come; as Neptune takes up long term residence in your solar 10th house you may experience some uneasiness about your life direction. Do I really want to do this for the rest of my life? That may be a question that frequently enters your mind. The 10th house represents the top of the natal chart, it rules social standing, success and how other people see you. Neptune places a veil or fog wherever the planet goes; often giving a sense of confusion, in hard aspect to your sun you may be guilty of some self-deception or refusing to see what is in front of you. On the upside this is a lovely transit for pursuing careers that involve creativity, after all Neptune does rule movies, fashion and all that is glamorous.

Cancer Horoscope

The transiting Sun ushered in fall on September 22nd and will remain in the sign of the scales till the 24th of October indicating those born under a Cancer Sun will spend most of the month adjusting to the needs of others. Just as Cancer is a water cardinal sign, Libra is a cardinal air sign; both known for initiating tasks. Similar to the way in which cardinal signs bring forth a new season, they are generally action oriented, high spirited and driven. With that being said Libra and Cancer’s modus operandi is quite different with Cancer taking action based on feeling whereas Libra proceeds based on logic and reasoning.

Some mental clarity will reveal itself once Mercury planet of reason parts from cerebral Libra and enters into deep sea swimming Scorpio on October 6th. Cancer Suns born June 22nd to July 1st may have already begun feeling a reprieve as of the first of October. While planet of communication is placed in family water sign of Scorpio your mind will possess a penetrative quality, you are particularly astute now and are able to convey your thoughts with ease.

Venus will part from the regal Lion and enter the modest earth sign of Virgo on October 4th forming a sextile to the hard shell crab. Cancer Sun natives will feel especially affectionate and will notice their popularity soar especially as Venus transits through your solar 3rd house of community. You are more talkative than usual and can gain immensely from socializing close to home.

It is certainly a time to rejoice as Saturn planet of restriction leaves fellow cardinal sign of Libra for determined family water sign of Scorpio on October 6th. For the last 2+ years Cancer Sun natives have faced many obstacles; life has provided many tests while Saturn in Libra squared your Sun. During this new cycle you are on solid footing, you are able to fulfill your plans with ease. Having obtained a certain level of maturity you may now find yourself awarded with honors and prestige. Relationships are stable now, health wise you are feeling good, grasp every opportunity that comes your way; you certainly have earned it.

Pluto planet of death and rebirth is still in the early degrees of opposing sign of Capricorn this is most influential to Cancers born June 22 to July 1st though all Cancer Suns will feel the pull of Pluto touring your relationship sector for years to come. The opposition between Pluto and the Sun indicates a struggle for power between yourself and others. You now have a tenacious drive to succeed and make significant changes in your life. This marks a period of total transformation though a certain amount of letting go is required as you walk the path of total reinvention.

Leo Horoscope

For the first 3 days of October Venus planet of love and beauty remains in your home sign of the theatrical lion, allowing those Leos born between August 13th and 22nd to squeeze some last minute feelings of opulence and magnificence. Once Venus makes a break for the reserved Virgo on the 4th the planet of art and finance will curl up in your solar 2nd house of values. The planet of beauty placed in the house of “I have” indicates 1 of 2 things; either you enjoy spending frivolously on merchandise that makes you feel spectacular or you find money simply flowing its way easily to you.

Mars planet of action ignites your spirit upon entering family fire sign of Sagittarius on October 8th. You are ready to go, you are confident now and able to assume leadership roles and address any confrontations head on. You would prefer to see all green lights, because you have no desire to stop. Mars is currently traveling through your solar 5th house of recreation, this energy is useful in any and all games involving competition as you are quite likely to excel. The 5th house after all is naturally governed by the Sun sign of Leo, home to I create. The 5th house rules children, love affairs, hobbies and creative interests. The only danger here is exerting so much energy in play that you have little to no time for work.

Jupiter planet of abundance and good luck continues its transit through your solar 11th house of like minded friends, hopes and wishes. While Jupiter is placed in your solar 11th you are likely to be introduced to individuals that can help you achieve your dreams. This is a fortunate aspect indicating friends in high places that are eager to assist you. Jupiter will begin its apparent retrograde movement on October 4th, Jupiter ruler of law, justice, religion and higher thinking is requesting you partake in an inward journey. Discover what dreams you really wish to fulfill? What is important to you? Who can help you achieve these hopes and wishes? Jupiter will head direct at the end of January 2013 and by that time you will have finished reflecting and have the answers to all of those questions.

Most notable Saturn planet of restriction and karma will enter Scorpio on October 6th taking up long term residence in your 4th house of home in a literal sense, your adult home, your childhood home, and homes you own. Saturn has already begun squaring the Sun of those born July 23rd to August 2nd; Leo Sun natives may have already felt the challenges and perhaps have encountered tests of faith. Over the next 2 or so years you may feel overwhelmed by obligations in the home, this can indicate a sick family member or perhaps you feel trapped in your home; maybe you would like to move but are unable to obtain your asking price. Saturn may also dredge up childhood memories with the 4th house ruling the home and Saturn ruling the father, only once you acknowledge and confront these deep rooted issues can they be released.

Uranus planet of immediate change is traveling through the pioneering ram forming a trine to those Lions born in the first decan of Leo. This is an exceptional time to get in touch with the most creative parts of your being; you are open to new and perhaps different life experiences. Whereas transiting Saturn restricts Uranus serves to liberate, find a creative outlet for release. Paint! Write! Create!

Virgo October Horoscope

Although the Sun left your home sign in late August you will soon embrace the astrological warmth of Venus planet of amore and attraction as it glides into the sign of the virgin on October 4th. Venus transiting your solar first house indicates you are feeling especially charming and others may merely wish to stand beside you and bask in your glow. With Venus placed in your home sign and Jupiter planet of good luck traveling your solar 10th house of career and reputation your appeal is at an all time high. People at work and home are more receptive to you now, they believe in you perhaps because you tend to believe in yourself.

Jupiter placed in the solar 10th house bestows blessings on the career front. Your superiors see you as capable and you are handed many special assignments and added responsibilities, so much so you may be unclear of which to grasp. The danger with Jupiter transits is over doing and taking on too much. Jupiter rules expansion and where it is placed opportunities expand, but in this case so may the work load. Jupiter is set to turn retrograde on October 4th and will remain in apparent backward motion until after the New Year.  This will give the meticulous Virgo Suns an opportunity to go inward and ultimately discover in which direction you would like to head in terms of your career. The retrograde period is not a time of action but more so of review and once Jupiter goes direct you can set forth a new and improved plan of action

Uranus planet of shock, ruler of electricity and rebellion is currently in the early degrees of impulsive Aries taking up long term residence in your solar 8th house. The 8th house rules, death, other people’s money and psychoanalysis. Uranus tends to pull the rug out from underneath you, right now Uranus is shaking up your psyche. While taking up long term residence in your 8th house you are prone to flashes of insight about yourself and others. Uranus being the most unstable of the planets also indicates sudden fluctuations in terms of money you hold with others. Your spouse and business associate’s investments are likely to fluctuate during this period, losses and gains. You may also find over the next several years you benefit from some distant relatives financial legacy.

Pluto is still in the early degrees of Capricorn and will remain in the industrious earth sign for many years to come. Pluto currently transiting your solar 5th house of recreation and enjoyment is forming a trine to those born August 23 – September 2nd.  This heightens your creativity, you may be inspired to throw your entire being into creating; this can be in the literal sense by conceiving a child or perhaps birth a work of art. You wish to create something and with the harmonious aspect such as the tine the strength to do so is indeed indicated. Shed old habits that do not serve you and replace them with the new and improved. Pluto is all about death and regeneration.

Libra Horoscope

Those born under a Libra Sun continue to celebrate birthdays until the sun leaves the sign of the astrological diplomat and enters Scorpio on October 24th. From October 1st till October 6th those Libras born October 14 – October 23rd can make last minute use of Mercury, planet of communication transiting the late degrees of your home sign. This is an opportune time to pitch any ideas as they should be well received, solidify plans that perhaps are not finalized and go over any information that requires absorption as your mind is alive and functioning at full capacity.

Venus planet of love and beauty will part from friendly fire sign of Leo on October 3rd and enter meticulous and detail oriented Virgo. Venus will tour your 12th house of what remains hidden for most of the month this marks a period of solitude in love or perhaps quiet appreciation for all that is beautiful. Once Venus returns to your home sign on October 29th you will say farewell to hibernation and hello to the world. Libra Suns will feel particularly charming and may find they attract many potential suitors as well as financial assistance. Venus’ return to your home sign only occurs approximately once a year and its energy is quite propitious.

Jupiter planet of good luck and expansion has currently taken up long term residence in your 9th house. Jupiter is the most auspicious of the planets and how wonderful to have Jupiter placed in the house in which it belongs. Jupiter and the 9th house rule all legalities, philosophies, long distance travel, the higher mind and publication. Jupiter’s placement in the 9th house will be bestowing blessings of the 9th house variety. Scheduled to begin its apparent retrograde movement on October 4th now is a time to travel inward and reexamine these areas of life and question how can you expand your mind, your philosophies, your publications and upon Jupiter heading direct in January 2013 you can implement all that has been reconsidered, revised and revisited.

Libra Suns are one of the 4 cardinals’ signs that will experience various types of pressure mounting while Uranus planet of shock is placed in the early degrees of Aries opposing your natal sun and Pluto planet of death and rebirth squares the Libra Sun. While all cardinal signs will experience the energy of Uranus and Pluto over the course of the next several years those born in the first decan or in the early degrees are most susceptible to this energy, for Libra Suns that is those of you celebrating birthdays from September 24th to October 3rd. Uranus will oppose the natal Sun once per lifetime, that is an indicator of how monumental this transit is. As Uranus transits your relationship sector for the next several years you will experience many ups and downs, perhaps you will decide to set off in a completely new direction. Uranus transit through the 7th house is often a divorce indicator as you are longing to be free. While you are experiencing some sudden breaks in partnerships Pluto has also taken up long term residence in your 4th house squaring your natal sun, some people will never experience this transit due to Pluto being an extremely slow planet; it takes Pluto 248 years to travel the entire zodiac. As Pluto squares your Sun you may have a strong desire to oppose your will on others especially on the home front, it is essential that you find your center or calm during these ever changing times. Remember to breathe and avoid any sudden reactions to those around you.

Scorpio Horoscope

Until the Sun leaves the analytical sign of Libra and makes its grand entrance into the intuitive water sign of Scorpio on October 24th Mars will provide some last minute staying power from October 1st – October 7th. Scorpios celebrating birthdays from November 13th till November 22nd can benefit from this inherent energy to accomplish goals and see through to the heart of matters. Adding to insight is Mercury planet of communications entrance into the determined Scorpio on October 6th – October 29th indicating your mind will be particularly perceptive. Scorpio Suns prefer to hide or shy away from the world but this is simply not the case this month, with Mercury placed in your home sign you will notice an increase in correspondence from faxes, to emails and returning phone calls to solidify plans.

Venus enters friendly earth sign of Virgo on October 5th forming a sextile to the Scorpion Sun. This is a light and pleasing aspect indicating you are feeling more generous and lovable during this period. As Venus travels through your solar 10th house of career and reputation now marks an excellent time to request a raise or even a promotion as superiors are likely to see you in a favorable light.

The most notable astrological event for you is Saturn’s entrance into your home sign on October 6th for the 1st time since the 1980’s. The event of Saturn conjoining your Sun is a rare astrological event, for the month of October Scorpions born October 24th to November 2nd will have already began to feel this energy. Saturn natural ruler of the 10th house oversees hard work, dedication and responsibility. These are the themes that will surround you for the next two or so years. The Sun is the ego and life force with the transit of Saturn on the natal Sun now is a period of working hard to achieve goals that will ultimately feed your ego and sense of self. This isn’t an easy breezy transit where things simply manifest but more so; what you put in is what you get out. Saturn does represent restriction and delays so this transit isn’t without hardship, but the rewards when this transit ceases should be stellar if you put the work in.

Pluto in the early degrees of friendly earth sign of Capricorn will lend you the additional strength required to accomplish tasks. Pluto acts as an agent of change; it wishes to deliver you to your higher self. Prior to doing so you may be required to forgo some bad habits in order to reemerge better than before.  As Pluto continues to work its way through your 3rd house of communication and learning your mind is sharp, intuitive and ready to accomplish. When Saturn tasks seem daunting and never ending remember Pluto planet of transformation is available to lend a much needed hand.

Sagittarius Horoscope

Mars planet of action returns to your home sign on October 8th making the zodiacs freedom loving perpetual tourist eager to set off in a new direction. Sagittarius naturally rules the 9th house of long distance travel, higher education and justice with Mars’ return to your home sign you may suddenly wish to jet set abroad or plunge the depths of the Indian Ocean. Eager to check off experiences on your lengthy bucket list, this is the most opportune time to strap on a back pack and go! Venus planet of love and beauty is currently touring your 9th house of long distance travel indicating the forever optimistic archer may even find love in the most far-off places. Once Venus enters fellow mutable sign of Virgo on October 4th the planet of love will form a square to those born under a Sagittarius Sun. The square indicates tension and often gives a feeling of lethargy. This also indicates a time where you are more concerned with self-indulgence then making the rounds at the office Halloween soiree. Purchase those plane tickets even if it means going alone, I doubt you will remain that way for long.

On October 4th your ruling planet Jupiter is set to turn retrograde until late in January 2013. As Jupiter turns in its apparent retrograde movement you will need to turn inward to find how you can benefit most from your associations with others, primarily marriage and business partners. The planet of luck and expansion is currently touring your solar 7th house of partnership, now is an opportune time to seek answers to questions like how can I make the most of my associations? Are your really on a path of truth and fulfillment? Jupiter the eternal optimist and truth seeker has one wish to share abundance, placed in your 7th house of partnership this prosperity comes directly from those you have contractual obligations with.

Saturn planet of restriction has entered the water sign of Scorpio for the 1st time since the early 1980’s as planet of limitation is currently taking up long term residence in your solar 11th house of hopes, wishes and like minded friends. Over the next few years you may find friendships have adopted a more serious tone to them. Perhaps someone is often needing your assistance or maybe you feel less at ease and more self-conscious around groups of peers; some sort of limitation exists. This period is also a time of getting serious about hopes and wishes and most importantly getting honest about them in terms of achievement. Any lofty or unreachable goals and ideas must be disposed of now as Saturn is nothing if not a realist.

Capricorn Horoscope

Capricorn is one of the four cardinal signs that welcome in the start of a new season, the other three being Aries, Cancer and Libra. The transiting Sun is placed in Cardinal Air sign of Libra till October 24th will cause tension for the industrious mountain goat. While the Sun is in Libra Capricorn Sun natives may feel at odds with others or find themselves continuously adjusting to other individual’s way of doing things. Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign concerned with concrete pursuits, activities with solid foundations where as Libra can spew ideas  but have a hard time developing them due to a inherit desire to please everyone. Cardinal signs main purpose is to initiate tasks however the modus operandi for each is quite different. Dutiful Capricorns should avoid any conflicts of the ego variety till the Sun has left the sign of equality and enters friendly water sign of Scorpio in late October.

Subsequently Capricorn Sun natives should feel a mental reprieve once planet of communication, Mercury leaves indecisive Libra for friendly water sign Scorpio on October 6th. Mercury in Scorpio will form a sextile or harmonious aspect to the Capricorn Sun indicating you are feeling confident and creative with your ego and mind aligned they are functioning as one unit. This is an excellent period to reexamine your life direction perhaps make a list of things you would like to accomplish, information given now is understood with ease and your mind is alive with ideas.

Venus planet of love and finance will enter family earth sign of Virgo on October 4th forming a pleasant trine to those born under a Capricorn Sun. Your spirits will lift during this period and you will feel more confident. You have a desire to socialize with others and perhaps engage in some deep soul baring as Venus transits your solar 8th house of intimacy and other people’s resources. Venus ruler of love, beauty and finance placed in the 8th indicates gaining financially from others, this is an excellent time to apply for a loan and share your inner most feelings with someone close.

Jupiter planet of abundance began transiting your solar 6th house back in June where it will remain till June of 2013. Jupiter’s transit bestows blessings to the house it resides in, the 6th house rules daily habits, small pets and health. You can benefit greatly while assisting others as the 6th house is home to “I Serve”, if you are looking for employment now is an opportune time. A danger does exist with Jupiter in the 6th house in over doing, perhaps over eating or helping to many people or generally taking on too much. Jupiter is set to turn retrograde on October 4th till the end of January 2013 this is an excellent time to reassess daily habits, look inward and ask are you doing too much or perhaps not enough with the day that has been given. Jupiter retrograde marks a period of listening to your inner compass and upon going direct reestablishing new ways of doing things that truly will add to your sense of purpose and abundance within your daily routine

One of the most monumental events to occur this year is Saturn planet of karma, restriction and hard work leaving the sign of Libra and entering the water sign of Scorpio on October 6th for the first time since the 1980’s. Capricorn Suns born December 22nd – December 31st may already feel Saturn’s energy in pleasing aspect to your sun. Saturn represents authority, older men, the law, whereas the Sun is the ego these 2 very different energies are now in harmony. Capricorn Suns can proceed with ease, karma appears paid in full as you comingle with authority figures; if you need assistance simply call; others are willing and eager to help.

Aquarius October Horoscope

Aquarius sun natives can benefit from the transiting sun placed in family air sign of Libra till October 24th. Aquarius and Libra are both signs of an intellectual nature, thus the Sun in Libra has the ability to lend Aquarius Sun natives a bit of an ego boost. Internally you feel at ease and this is reflected in your associations. Make use of this energy once Mercury planet of communication enters fellow fixed sign of Scorpio on October 6th, Aquarius and Scorpio are both fixated on their own ideas hence the term “fixed signs”. You are likely to face off with adversaries that are relentless in pushing their view point.

Once Mars planet of action enters philosophical Sagittarius on October 8th Aquarius Sun natives celebrating birthdays from January 21st – February 9th can make the most of this enthusiasm especially on the work front as Mars transits your solar 10th house of career. You are high spited and competitive eager and ready to face any and all competition. You tackle tasks head on and are able to lead any group with ease.

Jupiter planet of luck and expansion will transit your 5th house of recreation until June 2013. Jupiter placed in the 5th house of recreation bestows blessings of the creative kind. Generally indicative of feeling good with a strong desire to explore your romantic nature, listen to music, go to the movies and attend activities with fun on the agenda. The danger with Jupiter is over expanding saying YES to all the invites, double booking, over extending yourself in the name of creative pursuits. Jupiter is scheduled to turn retrograde on October 4th till January 2013, during this time it is essential to go inward and reflect on the events and experiences that truly bring you abundance and joy.

Saturn will enter Scorpio on October 6th and has already begun squaring the Sun of those born January 21st – January 30th. Saturn squaring the natal Sun occurs only twice in 30 years and certainly can be noted as one of the most challenging transits. Saturn represents restriction, hardships and responsibilities; Saturn is calling into question your identity. The Sun represents you, your ego and your life force so be prepared to ask yourself some serious questions about who you are and the overall direction of your life.

Neptune planet of dreams and illusions is still in the beginning degrees of Pisces taking up long term residence in your solar 1st house of self. During this lengthy transit Aquarian Suns are particularly intuitive and susceptible to absorbing the energies of those around them. Try to surround yourself with positive individuals that can serve to uplift your spirits and remember to put some quiet time aside each day to enjoy the beauty of a quiet mind and a still enviroment

Pisces October Horoscope

Mercury planet of communication is currently touring your solar 8th house of intimacy and shared resources indicating your mind is focused on financial holdings you share with others. Once Mercury enters fellow water sign of Scorpio on October 6th forming a trine aspect to the mutable fish anything you have been pondering can be openly discussed with others and will not only be understood but well received. Pisces can often avoid direct conflict but with the planet of communication placed in intense Scorpio you are especially articulate and expressive.

Venus planet of love and beauty will enter your opposing sign of Virgo on October 4th indicating you may find yourself at odds with someone you care about over your core set of values. Venus rules money, beauty and love, all of these are valuable but depending on the individual some outweigh others. It is best to avoid explaining yourself or debating with others over what is important due to the fact this varies from person to person.  However arguments may be difficult to avoid as Mars planet of action enters mutable fire sign of Sagittarius on October 8th creating tension for those Pisces celebrating birthdays February 20th – March 11th. With Mars in hard aspect or squaring your natal Sun you are likely to blow things out of proportion and are easily angered. The normally unassuming Pisces is now suddenly ferocious and up for battle. Prone to negative outbursts and a surplus of energy you may want to spend a little extra time at the gym or in a kick boxing class, instead of taking your pent up aggression out on loved ones.

Saturn planet of hard work and responsibility will enter fellow water sign Scorpio on October 6th for the first time since the 1980s. Saturn will remain in the deep sign of Scorpio for 2+ years! This is excellent news for the Pisces’ Sun natives especially those born February 20th to March 1st as the father figure of the zodiac forms a favorable trine to your sun indicating you will get the support needed from authority figures, creative pursuits started now will have the potential to manifest into something substantial. You are beginning to feel more capable and possess a certain amount of maturity and wisdom that can only serve to benefit you.

Astrology Gift Ideas

Published September 14, 2012 by starsmoonandsun

Occasionally I see something and I MUST have it, ok more than occasionally. My natal Moon is in the 2nd house indicating emotional attachment to people, beliefs and yes stuff. Uranus just entered my 2nd house via transit and any day I’m waiting to abandon the need to receive massive amounts of shipments to my house and adapt a bohemian life style, perhaps give up Gucci for hemp! Ha But until then here are some fabulous astrology finds that make perfect gifts for your astro-loving friends. Happy fashion week to all of those making the rounds in NYC!

Alex Woo has so many beautiful pieces I just can’t decide! I want them all!

Jonathan Adler also makes some pretty amazing Zodiac inspired pillows!

Juicy Couture also has an array of Zodiac/Astrology themed accessories!

Let me know if you can find this! Rebecca Minkoff tote! Love!

I Give these as stocking stuffers each year! You can purchase them at Macys.com

Bath & Body Works use to have these Zodiac Hand sanitizer! Love

I Scored this Zodiac Inspired T from BCBG last season!

One of my Favorite sites for “Home Stuff” features a Zodiac theme housewares sale each month. JossandMain.com Genius!

August 2012 Planetary Overview

Published July 28, 2012 by starsmoonandsun

Mercury began its retrograde movement back in July and will continue its apparent journey backward until August 8th when it will go direct, although the shadow period of a planet in retrograde can often be felt from the time leading up to as well as one or two weeks after. During Mercury Retrograde it is best to avoid signing any contracts, engaging in business negotiations, as well as beginning new partnerships. Also one should anticipate delays in travel as well as breakdowns in various types of communication. The planet Mercury is naturally ruled by Gemini; home to the third house in astrology. Gemini Keywords are “I think”; the 3rd house oversees all modes of communication as well as short distance travel. Individuals born under the Sun sign of Gemini are most susceptible to the effects of this transit being that Mercury is their ruler. Retrograde periods are often a time of review hence the term “retro”; rethinking old methods, establishing new ways that can be set forth once Mercury goes direct. Mercury has been working its way backward in the fiery, dramatic, and creative sign of Leo. Mercury in Leo doesn’t merely want to communicate they wish to perform! The need to create is strong when planets are placed in the limelight loving Leo, it is quite evident when we review the natal chart of Andy Warhol whose work consisted of everything from photography to silk screening and most notably pop art; with his Ascendant, Sun, Mercury, Venus and Neptune placed in the expressive Lion. Since the Sun entered Leo on July 23rd the King and Queen of the Zodiac may have felt their expression has been thwarted, but they will soon find their ROAR again and it is back to theatrics at last.

Venus ruler of art, beauty and finance will finally enter Cancer on August 8th after an extended period in Gemini which began back in April, while Mercury Retrograde is a time of reassessing our means of communication and thought patterns Venus Retrograde in the early part of summer was a time to reflect on the things we value, our finances as well as our personal relationships. In Gemini Venus is eager to flirt, flutter and make the rounds at social events, in Cancer Venus demands we leave the mind behind and find the heart. Venus in Cancer is draped in an emotional bath concerned with the nurturing of individuals this placement of Venus suggests we go deeper and find comfort in what is familiar. Individuals with Sun signs placed in early degrees of earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) will experience a nice sextile from this Venusian energy where as water signs (Scorpio and Pisces) will receive a lovely trine from Venus. Those born in the first and second decan of Cancer may find love or some extra cash in their wallets. One of the great benefices in astrology, with Venus placed in their home sign those born under a Cancer Sun may find themselves feeling and looking great with the likelihood of attracting potential suitors. By mid month Venus will face off in opposition with power house Pluto attempting to balance love and light with dark and penetrative before squaring Uranus which brings instant but not necessarily lasting results.

Mars planet of action and aggression will remain in Libra the diplomat of the Zodiac until August 24th; this is not the easiest placement for an action oriented planet. Mars tends to want to apply brute force but Libra often stops to analyze and question. How does this look? How will everyone feel about this and which route is best? Last month we witnessed the effect of Mars (god of war) in Libra opposing Uranus (shock & rebellion) in Aries with both squaring Pluto (destruction & transformation) in Capricorn. This formed a dramatic Cardinal T-square in the heavens, which was like a war of the wills. The Cardinals signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) usher in each season and are accustomed to initiating, taking charge and working toward their own agenda. The energy of Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn will try to dominate one another for the next several years however when you add personal planet Mars into the mix we feel this energy in closer proximity to our immediate environment. These three planets in hard aspect to one another by square and opposition were unable to reconcile their differences and it would appear the way out was via violence (Mars).This created an explosive energy that can be contributed to the mass shooting in Colorado, which I imagine will be the catalyst for great change regarding gun control in the United States. We can all expect to see that high on the priority list of the Obama/Romney Campaign trail. Uranus in Aries demands change immediately, Aries is the sign of impulse and immediate gratification. Uranus is the planet of unexpected change where as Pluto destroys everything and wants to rebuild, in Capricorn this has a direct correlation to the “men in charge” as the mountain goat astrologically rules all authority figures. Mars was simply yet tragically the mode or the means to get the people in charge to make a change now.

The Cardinal Signs have been experiencing and will continue to struggle with the change that is taking place dubbed by Astrologers as “The Cardinal Crisis” Those with Personal Planets; sun, moon, Venus & mars in Cardinal signs -Aries-Cancer-Libra-Capricorn will find themselves going through great change & upheaval with Uranus & Pluto in Aries & Capricorn. Be prepared to be revolutionized!

Saturn has been transiting through cardinal sign of partnership, Libra since 2009 and is finally crawling his way into Scorpio come this October. Saturn in Libra called upon us to question our partnerships; many of us have reached inevitable crossroads in our relationship sector, matrimonial and otherwise. In Libra Saturn requires us to alter our ideas on what a relationship means? What will we do to sustain one? What are we not willing to sacrifice in order to remain in one? On a broader level Saturn demanded fair treatment of others which can be seen by the Anti Bullying movement, the outrage over the Trayvon Martin Shooting in Florida and the demand for same sex marriage laws. It would appear we still have a few lessons to learn this month with Mars in Libra meeting up with Saturn in Libra to form a conjunction or harmonization of energies on August 15th. Expect to see some more movement in terms of equality, fairness, and partnerships.

We close the month with a Full Moon in Pisces on August 31st; this is actually the 2nd full moon to occur within the same month. We opened August with a Full Moon in freedom loving Aquarius which served as a reminder to continue expanding and stretching ourselves. Aquarius is a futuristic and humanitarian sign naturally ruled by Uranus. Aquarius energy is sudden, electric and revolutionary. As we close the month we are faced with a Pisces Full moon, Pisces a mutable and sensitive sign serves as a reminder that in the midst of all this Cardinal oriented energy to take our compassionate selves with us.

The Truth about Sun Sign Compatibility

Published May 27, 2012 by starsmoonandsun

When people learn I study astrology they almost always ask; I am a Leo I heard I get along great with Gemini or they challenge astrology and claim to be an Aries that has always been in a serious relationship with Capricorn (which is a mismatch). Most people are only familiar with Sun sign Astrology and what they have read on some very vague website.

Generally speaking fire signs and air signs bode well together. On a very mundane level fire signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius get along well with air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.

The reason being air needs fire to breathe and fire needs air to expand. The sun represents the ego so on a fundamental level these 2 contribute to one another; they have a basic understanding of one another’s needs. For instance Aries is a Cardinal fire sign an initiator so they will for the most part get along with Gemini, a mutable air sign that lacks focus. They help one another out. Gemini shows flexibility where as Aries teaches direct action.

Similarly the water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces get along well with earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn in theory water nourishes earth and earth needs water to grow for instance Pisces is a mutable water sign that is represented by 2 fish swimming in circles, they could benefit from a grounded earth sign such as Taurus or Capricorn that can provide stability and earth can learn the value of emotions and non tangible goods from a water sign, such as Pisces. Generally speaking water and earth can work together and provide one another with what the other lacks. Capricorn is the sign of work and reputation, a Capricorn can learn from Cancer (their opposite sign) the value of home and nurturing. Whereas earth and air signs do not co mingle or cohabit, nor do water and fire. Think of it the sky (air) meets the land (earth) but they are not interwoven and similarly water puts out fire instead of helping it grow.

But when you dig a little deeper and look at the entire natal chart a person is more than just a sun sign. This question first appeared to me when as a Cancer I realized I have never loved A. another water sign or B. dated an earth sign. Anyone that has meant anything to me and the feeling was mutual have been Leo or Aquarius. It is essential to look at the entire chart when asking what sign am I most compatible with.

For instance my rising sign is in Aquarius this makes the sign on my 7th house cusp (the house of marriage) Leo. This in itself dictates I like a domineering, showy partner that enjoys being the center of attention. Further more you look at the ruler of the 7th house for me that is Leo, Leo is ruled by the Sun and the Sun is placed in my 5th house of love affairs. I require true love, strong romanticism is indicated where as someone with Leo on the 7th house cusp but the sun is placed in the 6th house is very different that is the house of daily habits, a person with that placement seeks someone they can work with or that merely fits in with their daily activities. Next we look at my moon (feelings) my moon is in the fire sign Aries, aggressive, direct, I would fit well with an Air sign, perhaps a Libra that can teach me the value of fairness and balance in partnership instead of the impulsive self oriented feeling of an Aries moon. Next Venus planet of love is placed in Gemini an intellectual restless sign that require love to be light and never dull where as my planet of sex drive (Mars) is the only earth planet I possess in Taurus, a complete contradiction to the planet Venus. In sex I want someone who has Taurian type traits, slow, sensual and romantic where as my Venus seeks love on the go, always trying new activities and lots of conversation. I have 7 planets in total in air and fire signs. This is what has led me to choosing Leo (fire) and Aquarius (air) for partnerships and Love.

In short When Considering compatibility

  • look at your rising sign, this is how you appear to the outside world
  • look at the sign on the cusp of your 7th house of marriage, this indicates qualities you look for in a mate
  • look at the sign the moon is placed in for emotional responses
  • look at your venus sign for how you give and receive love
  • and lastly look at your mars placement for what attracts you sexually
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