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Week Ahead – Monday, January 14th through Sunday, January 20th

  • Posted on January 13, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! We are now entering the halfway point of January and I hope the first couple of weeks of this new year has been treating you all well. We have a bit of an interesting day today with some subtle energies to be aware of. Jupiter is making a challenging square to Neptune and this energy will be sticking around until September. You have Jupiter, which is ready for a bit of adventure, and Neptune with its visionary energy, all pulling us between wanting to open up our vision to our belief system and not quite knowing what that vision actually is or how to bring that into the mundane world. So, our challenge is to expand our belief system in 2019 in order to bring a higher vision into the world. We also have Mercury aligning with Saturn today, which has been bringing an energy that we have probably been feeling all week. This energy wants us to get organized with our long term plans. Now, let’s have a look at what this week has in store for us!
 
MONDAY
 
Our day starts with a sextile between Mercury and Neptune, so pay attention to those dreams, because Neptune opens up our spiritual side. It’s a very creative energy, where our ideas seem to flow magically and it makes it a great time for literary and artistic projects. We do need to take care, however, because it can be all too easy to get caught up in fantasizing and yearning for our hidden wishes. Mainly, this is a good time for creativity, optimism, intuition and hope. We just need to make sure that we stay grounded. Mid-afternoon brings a Void of Course Moon that will be with us until early evening. The Moon then moves into earth Taurus, where we are motivated by the desire for serenity, security, peace, and comfort. The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus. Our basic impulses are to relax, resist change, and “stop to smell the roses”. Life slows down a little, and we get comfortable. We may also be inclined to stubbornness and materialism under this influence. This energy does help us get into the vibe of work though for the next couple of days. It’s an excellent time to be in the studio or with your musical instrument.
 
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY
 
Tuesday is a quiet one in the skies, but we still have that Taurus Moon energy to work with. On Wednesday we have an opposition between the Sun and the North Lunar Node today, which can help us see situations that could help us become more aware of our old habits, patterns, and attitudes. This particular transit is under the influence of Capricorn and Cancer, so the focus is on supporting family vs. supporting a business structure. In the early evening, the Moon will go Void of Course until after midnight.
 
THURSDAY
 
In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon moves into Gemini, where sociability, cheerfulness and quick-wittedness are on the increase, and there is an interest in all kinds of information. The Moon in Gemini favours study, intellectual pursuits, acquaintances, conferences and gatherings. However, heightened changeability and a scattering of our interests can prevent us from getting definite, tangible results. It’s a good time for experimentation, perhaps mashing up our personal style. We might change our outfits many times, or coax out one of our lesser-known personalities. Watch out for the appearance of the evil twin, who utters things that you don’t really mean, just to say them. There may be no rhyme or reason for behaviour-thoughts-feelings for the next couple of days, and it’s all okay.
 
FRIDAY
 
Today is a good one for communicating in all types of relationships with a trine between Venus and Mars, which brings the perfect energy for those situations where firm action is needed but with a gentler touch. Life does seem to flow easier at this time but don’t let that put you off your guard because it will only last a few days. Since this transit can assist us in getting what we want right now, we need to be careful as we try to identify what exactly it is that we want. This transit brings a sensual energy, a time to be loved and to love back. We also have a conjunction between Mercury and Pluto happening later today, making our thoughts, ideas, and communications more focused and intense. However, we need to be careful that we are not looking for issues where there may not be any! Lastly is a sextile between the Sun and Chiron, bringing us the opportunity to mend and heal any chronic struggles we are facing in our lives.
 
WEEKEND
 
SATURDAY
 
The Moon will go Void of Course in the wee hours of the morning before we feel the restlessness of the Gemini Moon giving way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet as the Moon moves into Cancer a couple of hours later. This brings a great energy for sharing a meal with those in our close inner circle. The Cancer Moon tends to bring an increase in emotions, vulnerability and touchiness. Our need for seclusion can become quite strong, bringing a desire to communicate only with those closest to us. It’s not a good idea to deal with large groups of people during this time. We may also have a strong desire to care for others or have others look after us. We also have a challenging square between the Sun and Uranus today, which means we may experience some shake-ups because the Universe thinks things need to be a bit more interesting. This can be a good energy for helping us see where we have become stuck in situations that are keeping us from moving forward in some way.
 
SUNDAY
 
Today the Sun makes it’s move into Aquarius, so Happy Solar Return to all of you Aquarians out there! When the Sun is in Aquarius, mental agility and socializing are the keywords. Aquarius turns the focus outwards, to the bigger picture, the collective unconscious, and our roles in it all. So it makes it a great time for bringing people together to work on issues that are beyond the individual, that touch us as a society. Use this time to turn your thoughts and energies outward.
 

Week Ahead – Monday, January 7th through Sunday, January 13th

  • Posted on January 6, 2019 at 7:30 am


Happy Sunday everyone! What an exciting start to our first few days of the New Year with yesterday’s solar eclipse! And today we have freedom loving Uranus ending his retrograde cycle, which he has been in since August of last year. It may have some of us feeling that we are ready for something fresh. With that in mind, let’s see how this week will play out for us.

MONDAY

Our Monday morning starts off with a very brief Void of Course Moon that quickly moves into Aquarius. this is a good energy for group activities. It also brings that impulse to break out of claustrophobic situations and relationships. We also have love and money planet, Venus entering adventurous Sagittarius today. She will be there until early February and this energy will add to that feeling that its time for us to take a risk on ourselves in order to manifest what we need and desire.

TUESDAY

On Tuesday we have a bit of a mental challenge with Mercury and Mars squaring off. Don’t drive too fast and don’t force your ideas on others, a rule of thumb for this one. It can be a time of hot debates, fiery speech and lots of arguments. One of the things we need to watch out for here is that we may have a really short fuse, as will others around us. We can get through this one by keeping a tight rein on our judgment and objectivity when having verbal duels. We can tap into this energy and use it to fan the flames of motivation or take our ideas and use them to generate some positive and constructive action.

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday afternoon sees the Moon move into Pisces. When the Moon is in Pisces, we swim in imaginative currents that go beyond the normal limits of space and time. It’s a mood when symbols, music, and images convey the messages of the soul. This happens through art, dance, film, photography, theatre, and play. A gesture or wise look tells another what words can’t. We’re wrapped up in the mystery that has infinite meaning, and never try to grasp too tightly to its form. It’s a great time to nourish the imagination. On a negative side, it can be harder to deal with the harsher aspects of reality during these lunar days. We may escape with one more drink, or “check out” in front of the television. It’s easy to coast through the day when you’re dreamy or “lost.” It helps to have some creative focus, in order not to flounder in the sign of the Fishes.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

Thursday is a quiet one for us, but we still have that mystical Pisces energy in play to work with. Friday brings another challenge our way when the Sun and Pluto align. Bear in mind that this energy was recently part of the new moon/solar eclipse that we have been feeling for a few days. This transit wants us to stand in our own power and release that which is part of your past. We have a Void of Course Moon in the early afternoon that may have us feeling low key.

WEEKEND

Saturday morning sees the Moon start its shift from dreamy and diffused Pisces to fired up Aries. Some may actually feel this shift more than others. An Aries Moon tends to bring conflict more than most times, with emotional tensions growing, people becoming short-tempered and impulsive. Its a good day for getting ourselves moving, getting the blood circulating, and burning off that extra energy that can leave some feeling anxious and restless.  As we enter this phase of emotional directness and impulsiveness, one marked by forceful and powerful feelings, we tend to gravitate towards emotional beginnings, a fresh start, perhaps the establishment of new habit patterns – so make sure they’re good ones, because they’ll set the tone for you for quite some time to come!

Sunday starts us off with a conjunction between Mercury and Saturn. Under this transit, we find a need to analyze what is essential in our lives as our main focus. Many will feel an enhancement in their abilities to focus and concentrate so this is a good vibe to work with if you have studying to do for tests. Some may also feel more drawn to solitude under this transit to allow themselves some time and space in order to work and think. We also have a challenging square between Jupiter and Neptune, a transit that can bring us a test of our faith that is usually down to some kind of embarrassing loss of face or a disappointment. This is a bad time for being overly optimistic as well. Things to avoid are get-rich-quick schemes, gambling, drugs, gurus, and anything that seems too good to be true. It’s normal at this time to feel suspicious and paranoid, so it may be best to rely on advice given from trusted friends and family.

Week Ahead – Monday, December 31st through Sunday, January 6th

  • Posted on December 30, 2018 at 7:30 am
 
Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you had a lovely Yule and are ready for the start of a new year. January looks like it will bring a deep shift in planetary energy so it will be interesting to see how things around the world unfold. Today the Moon is still in balancing Libra, giving the day a feeling of calm and harmony. It’s a nice social energy to end the weekend with. Let’s take a look at what the last days of 2018 and the first of 2019 has in store for us.
 
MONDAY/TUESDAY – New Year’s Eve/Day
 
Our morning begins with the Moon moving into brooding Scorpio. This is an energy that can have some of us feeling more like drawing within than being out in the maddening crowds counting down the hours to the New Year. Mars will also be starting its 6-week journey in through Aries. These energies can stoke the fires of passion, enthusiasm, and Aries’ pioneering spirit. Whatever you decide to do to ring in the New Year, be safe! New Year’s day continues under the influence of the Scorpio Moon for most of the day and goes Void of Course before midnight.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
At the start of our morning, the Moon will be moving into optimistic Sagittarius. This brings a social and fun vibe to the next couple of days. We also have a conjunction between the Sun and Saturn. The influence of the Sun’s transits to the planets tend to be brief ones, usually lasting about a day. The Sun’s energy acts to signify the issues and conditions surrounding the planet that it is transiting. We may experience some minor setbacks or disappointments that could cause our confidence to feel challenged. So we really need to take care that we aren’t being too hard on ourselves at this time, or worry excessively. On the plus side, its a good day for tackling projects that require a lot of detail. Just make sure you don’t let yourself get too bogged down in the details or you may end up slowing yourself down even more. Focus on what is important for now and use the day for setting up a plan for your more long-term goals.
 
THURSDAY
 
Today Mercury makes a challenging square to Chiron, making our mental focus and perception feel a bit strained. We have this tendency to “sit on the fence” because we feel we aren’t able to make choices and decisions. It’s probably best to leave any major decisions alone during this time. Sometimes this transit can bring your mental perspective to a kind of “healing crisis” that forces you to get a better grip on the ideas, communication and frame of mind that have been problematic for you.
 
FRIDAY
 
Friday has a bit of a fun energy to it at the start because we have a trine between talkative Mercury and out of the ordinary Uranus. It’s a good day for trying new things and meeting new people. There is a sextile between the Sun and Neptune during the day, a transit that can illuminate our intuition and give us faith in the blessings around us. Its a time for letting go of imagining what is not possible and focusing on what is. It’s a good transit for pursuing mystical and spiritual matters too. We have a trine between Venus and the North Lunar Node that makes us feel more comfortable in our own skin and the social world around us. In the latter part of the afternoon, the Moon briefly goes Void of Course. It then moves into Capricorn in the early evening, where our focus takes on a more serious tone.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday brings a New Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn. This is the first solar eclipse in Capricorn since 2011. Some of us may have been feeling the effects of this for a few months now. Its an energy that tends to be serious in tone, and this is because 5 of our 10 planets used in astrology are in this serious-minded sign. Its a time for setting long-term goals and making sure we get them done. We have Pluto involved in this energy as well, demanding that we release anything that takes away our power. Saturn is tied to this eclipse as well, which means we should be working towards long-term outcomes and not immediate gratification.
 
On Sunday, Uranus ends its 4-month retrograde cycle and begins to move forward. This can bring a turning point in any situations that involve freedom, breaking free from old patterns and situations, expressing our uniqueness, and rebelling. Things may feel a wee bit chaotic for a week up to and after this transit. But what revolutionary Uranus really wants is to clear the way for new growth and manifestation in our lives. So expect the unexpected at this time because this influence will be working through the next 8 months.

Week Ahead – Monday, December 24th through Sunday, December 30th

  • Posted on December 23, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone and Yuletide Blessings to you all! I hope you all managed to get your shopping and plans done for the next couple of days. We are under the influence of a Cancer Moon until tomorrow afternoon, which makes it a good day for chilling out at home with those you feel closest to, wrapping those last minute gifts and sorting out the festivities for Christmas Eve and Day. This is the last full week of December and nearly the end of 2018! January will be bringing us our first Capricorn Solar Eclipse since 2011. We have the last Lunar Eclipse in Leo and Aquarius mid-month until 2026. This eclipse represents a deep shift in the energy on our planet. Now, let’s see what this coming week has in store for us.

MONDAY/TUESDAY

Merry Christmas Eve! The Moon will be going Void of Course mid-afternoon before moving into heart opening Leo in the later afternoon. It’s a great energy for releasing your inner child. Play Santa, enjoy watching Christmas shows, track Santa online with the NORAD Santa Tracker with the kids. Just have fun! We do have one thing we need to be careful about, and that’s a challenging square between Mercury and Neptune happening today. So be careful of drivers who aren’t paying attention, as well as drunk drivers. This is a good influence for opening up our minds to spiritual concepts though. Christmas Day continues with that pleasant Leo Moon energy.

WEDNESDAY

Today is Boxing Day in the UK and we have a Void of Course Moon mid-afternoon. During Void of Course periods it’s advisable to not make major purchases or take important actions, so be careful if you are doing any shopping today. The Moon will move into Virgo in the late afternoon, where we instinctually gravitate towards practical activities. In an urge to set things right, we might easily find ourselves re-organizing and rethinking plans. This makes it a good time for doing routine work that requires precision, concentration on detail and hard work. A Virgo Moon always reminds me of Spring cleaning where we de-clutter, make room, open the windows and let the fresh air flow through. This fits in with the after Christmas rush, where we clean up, find room for new things, put together kids toys, and box-up extra food.

THURSDAY/ FRIDAY

Thursday brings a trine between Mars and the Lunar North Node. Mars’ interaction with the is the most dynamic. It gives us the courage we need to follow through on our new ideas, as well as helping us to strike out on our own. Our actions and timing tend to feel in sync with socially accepted norms. The only thing to be careful about is that we tend to take risks under this transit. Friday brings a gentle energy between relationship planet Venus and deeper level Pluto, making it a good time for going to deeper emotional levels in your significant relationships. The Moon goes Void of Course mid-afternoon, then moves into balancing Libra mid-evening. The Moon in Libra creates this feeling of harmony and calm. It’s a good time for social gatherings, celebrations, business meetings, and a romantic rendezvous. However, our ability to make decisions suffers because we are more prone to doubts and hesitation. Decisions do not come easily. Seeing both sides of any given situation is the main reason for hesitation. Fear of losing others’ approval is another.

WEEKEND

Saturday brings a conjunction between Mars and Chiron. This Mars/Chiron conjunction is a tricky one. Mars tends to bring Chiron related things to the surface, sometimes in a harsh or brutal way. Mars wants us to be assertive and raises our desire to put ourselves out there. However, Chiron obstructs our ability to assert ourselves. So we may become ashamed of who we are, often making us feel unable to defend ourselves and who we are. The key to healing under this transit is by learning to turn those feelings of anger, shame, and the pain of being a human being into strength and compassion. The message here is for us to understand that there is nothing for is to be ashamed of. While this can be a painful transit, the difficulties we face now can make us more conscious of our patterns and behaviors, leading us towards healing and acceptance. In its highest expression, this Mars/Chiron transit stands for energy and spirit coming together with a strong drive to take action, and leave something behind for those who will follow.

Sunday brings us a Void of Course Moon in the late evening, seeing December go out on a quiet note as we enter the new year, which will start off with the Moon in Scorpio. Have a Happy New Year everyone!

Week Ahead – Monday, December 17th through Sunday, December 23rd

  • Posted on December 16, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are all keeping safe and warm with this wintry weather we are having in the UK. We are only a few days away from the Winter Solstice/Yule, Christmas and a new year! It’s always a busy and stressful time of the year for us so make sure you take some time out for yourself to recharge your batteries during all of the hustle and bustle. The energies around today and this evening focus on relationships. We have a soft sextile energy between Venus and Saturn, which helps us with those diplomatic themes regarding boundaries, relationships, and long-term plans in them. Late this evening and into Monday Mars makes a sextile with Pluto, which can help us take those conversations to a deeper level. Let’s see what this week ahead has in store for us.
 
MONDAY
 
We still have that Aries Moon energy with us at the start of the week so you may feel the need to be active to burn off some of that fiery energy. We have Mars and Pluto making a sextile today, which can boost our focus and determination to get things done. It’s a day for intense conversations and exploring the deeper levels of our relationships. It’s also an energy that has us feeling drawn to exploring and investigating for hidden resources of all kinds. Our physical energy levels are heightened at this time and we may discover that we can work very hard for long periods of time. This means that we really need to pay attention to our body during this time; remember to eat and rest when you need to and avoid burning out.
 
TUESDAY
 
Our morning begins with a short Void of Course Moon that will be moving into earthy Taurus as we are starting our morning off. We are more drawn to comfort and being a homebody under Taurus’ energy so it may be a good time for focusing on practical matters. The grounded nature of Taurus allows us to be focused on one thing. It’s a fixed sign, that inspires us to go into something fully, to flesh it out. The Taurus energy helps you discover your natural talent. And you might find it easier to practice your craft or hobby. You can get in the zone of work, and take pleasure in making real progress. It’s an excellent time to be in the studio or with your musical instrument. You can earth your dreams in real ways.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Today we have the life-giving Sun in a challenging square with the Wounded Healer, Chiron. When these two planets come together in a challenging position we tend to find our patience and confidence feels a bit strained as we feel a need to break free of chronic constraints. Motivation and self-esteem can drop and it may feel hard to just get through the day. It’s also best to be open to getting what you want in a way you didn’t expect. You may also find other opportunities along the way that were not available to you with the route you were taking before. Go with the flow!
 
THURSDAY
 
The Moon will go Void of Course just after midnight (Wednesday) and remain there until mid-afternoon on Thursday. It will then shift energy as it moves into Gemini. The Moon in Gemini favours study, intellectual pursuits, acquaintances, conferences and gatherings. However, heightened changeability and scattering your interests can prevent you from getting definite, tangible results. The Moon in Gemini is light-hearted, breezy, and curious, but it can also be restless and fickle. It is a good time, however, to be on the move, travelling short distances in order to fulfil that need for new impressions, and meeting up with friends and relative. We also have a trine between the Sun and Uranus today, which can be a very liberating energy. It could give you that push you need to get out of a rut and is a good time for breaking out of old cycles and habits.
 
FRIDAY
 
Today is our Winter Solstice/Yule and the Solar Return for Capricorn. The next few weeks will bring a time of structure into our lives and setting boundaries that are helpful and nurturing rather than restrictive and binding. It’s also a time when we prepare for the worst, expecting the best. Ruled by Saturn, Planet of Karma, Capricorn’s Sun transit can feel a bit frustrating. We have Mercury and Jupiter in a conjunction now as well, an energy that can help us visualize in broader terms and see the “big picture”. Travel is favoured as well under this transit.  Mercury is right at home in Gemini making our mental antennae trying to face every direction at once. Curiosity has us picking up a lot of new information and we are more open to learning new things. Jupiter in Gemini pushes us to express our ideas in creative ways. Using our talent for communications can also bring financial and spiritual rewards our way. The quest for knowledge expands our world and nourishes our curiosity now. Lastly, we have a trine between Venus and Neptune happening, which can bring about a time of romance, creativity, and feeling a sense of oneness with the beauty of nature. This can be great socially and intimately because things tend to run more smoothly as well as adding a touch of magic to the pot. It’s important however to be very clear about what we truly want! There is a tendency under this transit to see wonderful traits in a person that are not really there. Make sure that you are being clear about what it is you truly want though and with any important choices, be sure you use a good dose of reality.
 
WEEKEND
 
On the heels of the Winter Solstice comes our Full Moon Saturday, just before noon. It starts off in Gemini, goes Void of Course for a couple of hours in the afternoon, and then moves into Cancer in the later afternoon. This Full Moon has a theme due to the nodes of the Moon being at the end degrees of Capricorn and Cancer right now, and the Moon being at the begin of these signs. Its a time for looking at beginnings and endings in our life. Cancer wants security and nurturing. Capricorn wants to be responsible yet have healthy boundaries. Look at your emotional responsibilities as well as your emotional boundaries to help figure out what needs to be adjusted. This Full Moon sets the tone for the coming year, so it is a good idea for us to take some internal time to look at what is nurturing us and what is not. On Sunday we have Juno ending its retrograde cycle. Juno has been in Taurus during this cycle, and it has been a time where areas of our relationships have been tested. With Juno moving forward now, we can look at those areas that are weak in our relationships, strengthen them, or decide that it is time to move on.

Week Ahead – Monday, December 10th through Sunday, December 16th

  • Posted on December 9, 2018 at 7:30 am

 
Happy Sunday everyone! We don’t have a lot of activity through this week, and today we are working with that Capricorn Moon energy through tomorrow evening. So it will be a good time to continue that theme of taking care of practical projects. Things turn more social mid-week and there are some quieter aspects to tap into through this week and into the weekend. Let’s take a look at what this week has in store.
 
MONDAY
 
We have the Moon in Capricorn all day today, so finish up those practical projects before this evening. The Moon goes Void of Course in the later part of the evening and then shifts into Aquarius just before midnight. Aquarius has that social and rebellious vibe. It’s a good time for reading, study and scientific pursuits. This is a time that promotes social gatherings, dealing with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas, and progressive changes. We also have an impulse to break out of claustrophobic situations and relationships. However, activities which require subordination and discipline, as well as jobs which bore you, will go from bad to worse now.
 
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY
 
Tuesday continues with the Moon’s social Aquarius energy, which will be with us until Thursday afternoon. Wednesday sees communication planet Mercury move into Sagittarius, where it will be until early January. This is a great energy for getting out and sharing with others. Refocusing, readjusting, freedom and independence – these are the things Mercury in Sagittarius will bring. To some, this energy can feel a bit overwhelming and make it hard to grasp the vast terrain of knowledge that we are now perceiving. The best way to deal with this energy is to step back a bit in order to get a bigger view. This is a good thing to do for those issues in our life that we feel a bit stuck or blocked by. Step back and try to view any issues from a distance.
 
THURSDAY/FRIDAY
 
Try to take it easy over the next 2 days. We have the Moon going Void of Course mid-morning on Thursday, and then moving into Pisces just after noon. This turns our focus towards spirituality, romance, intuition, movies, and wanting to nap. The Moon will also be making several aspects to other planets over the next two days where relationships are concerned. So the best way to deal with this energy is to flow from one thing or person to another. The negative side of a Pisces Moon is that it can be harder to deal with the harsher aspects of reality during these lunar days. We may escape with one more drink, or “check out” in front of the television. It’s easy to coast through the day when you’re dreamy or “lost.” It helps to have some creative focus, in order not to flounder in the sign of the Fishes.
 
WEEKEND
 
Just before noon on Saturday the Moon will go Void of Course and remain there until just after midnight. With the Moon in its quiet Void of Course phase, it’s not the best time for purchasing important items or initiating important actions. If you have to get out and shop today, hang on to those receipts in case you need to exchange anything. In the wee hours of Sunday morning, the Moon moves into fiery Aries. Some of you may find it difficult to sleep because Aries infuses us with energy. With the Moon in Aries, we’re motivated by a strong desire to start fresh. We get this gut instinct to start something new, as well as the motivation to do so. We do run the risk of being tactless and impulsive, however, so we need to think before we speak. Quick short activities are favored, rather than doing any tedious footwork. You can encourage a friend, work on self-promotion materials, or throw a party.
 
We also have a sextile between Venus and Saturn today, which makes it an ideal day for romantic yearnings, fantasies, and longings. It makes the perfect time to ask yourself if there is a dream of yours, perhaps one you had to shelve for a while, that you can now take down, blow off the dust, and make it come true. It is also possible to find stability in both our finances and relationships now, especially those where we feel more inclined to negotiate realistically and fairly. Those of us who suffer from depression may want to take a bit of extra care that we don’t let ourselves become so stable and grounded that we totally lose touch with our sense of hope and potential. To get the most of this transit, try keeping your pleasures humble and simple.

Week Ahead – Monday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 9th

  • Posted on December 2, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone and happy December! This month will be a lot calmer than what we have been experiencing this year. We have the Moon in Libra today, which makes it a great time for sharing with others. Retrograde Mercury is now moving backwards into Scorpio as well, so we can communicate with those closest to us on a deeper level now. The energy towards this evening has a tired vibe to it, so get your activities done early and let yourself rest this evening. Now let’s take a look at what this week has in store for us!

MONDAY

We still have that Libra energy in play until the early evening, when the Moon briefly goes Void of Course and then moves into Scorpio. This can be an emotionally difficult time for some, with an increase in feelings like jealousy, greediness, envy and other negative feelings. We may see the world as black and white. Our sexuality and sensuality levels rise and become strong, powerful emotions run high, and diplomacy and tact will noticeably decline. However, it is a good time for any occupation which needs intensity and total devotion. Venus has just joined the Moon in Scorpio as well, where she will be until the early part of January. We should start seeing a cycle of completion and things moving forward since her retrograde cycle back in October. Use this time to get focused on your material needs and desires, as well as opening up to going deeper in your relationships.

TUESDAY

Mercury will be a bit busy today, making a trine with both Chiron and the Lunar North Node. The Mercury/Chiron transit opens up the door of positive and healing communication with those around us. We’ll find it much easier now to get our point across to others and using our words to heal. At this time our cynical side (or that of others) and feelings of depression become softened and allows us to be more receptive to an optimistic view of things. We can use this transit’s energies to heal negative attitudes while motivating ourselves to change our perspective. The Mercury/North Node transit brings us a fresher awareness as well as a better ability to communicate that awareness. It is a beneficial resource which can help us to take a few more steps closer towards our life purpose. Just bear in mind that we also need to take action too. We will need to, at some juncture, take into account what we have observed and do something with this.

WEDNESDAY

Today we have a challenging square between the Sun and Neptune, which can bring a lack of desire to work and a kind of spaced out feeling. This does make it a good time for focusing introspectively in order to better understand where we are on or off track with our higher visions, making adjustments along the way. This is a tricky challenging transit to work with because it has the tendency to take those wistful ideas and wishful thinking and make them seem more realistic than they actually are. What tends to happen then is that we become disillusioned and prone to disappointment. In the late evening, the Moon will go Void of Course.

THURSDAY

Today starts with the Moon moving into Sagittarius in the wee hours of the morning, bringing a sense of peace and stability, along with a dash of optimism and adventure. We also have Mercury ending its backwards retrograde motion. For up to a week before and after today, you may experience mental intensity, confusion, and miscommunication or changes in your outlook. With Mercury beginning its forward motion once more, we can start to implement those new plans, tweaks and ideas. Things will start out a bit slowly, but ramp up as we move into the next 2 weeks.

FRIDAY

Friday is a busy day and begins with a Sagittarius New Moon, and we have some strong fire and water elements in play, making it a good time for setting goals and deadlines. The New Moon is also challenging Mars at this time, so try to avoid saying yes to things when you really wish you had said no. Some may experience too little or too much sleep during this time. Since this is also the start of the Yule season, we get a sprinkling of that energy that makes children excited with the wonder of the festive season. Our belief that there is hope on the horizon, freedom ahead, and a chance to release the negative is what Sagittarian energy brings us. It tends to turn cynicism down a notch. Every sign has it’s shadow side as well though and the results of Sagittarius’ energy being blocked means a stronger belief in hardships, deepening cynicism, and believing that our boundaries are so fixed that we can never reach beyond them. Some may choose to blame others for their difficulties in life.

Remember, the New Moon is all about new beginnings and Sagittarius is that happy go lucky adventurer that wants the open roads, broad horizons, and wisdom. Lastly, we have a conjunction between Mars and Neptune, and things can get a little strange with this one. We may swing between lethargic confusion and uplifting inspiration. There could be a few instances where you need to take a leap of faith and be flexible. This transit usually initiates a new cycle for us and the events and issues that come up now will more than likely have much more going on under the surface. These deeper levels will unfold and develop more through this cycle.

WEEKEND

Saturday starts off with a mid-morning Void of Course Moon that moves into Capricorn just after noon. Capricorn energy can help us accomplish all of those tangible tasks that now need our attention for the holidays ahead. Formality, exactitude, and strictness rise with a Capricorn Moon, and we may feel drawn to be more distant and reserved. Rules and regulations become more dominant as well. It is a suitable time for activities that require that extra bit of responsibility and discipline.

Sunday sees the Wounded Healer Chiron go direct after its 4 1/2 month retrograde period. Chiron is in Pisces at this time which can have us feeling like we have one foot in the physical world and one in the spiritual realm, caught between the mental and emotional aspects of our lives or feeling a conflict between our outer objective and our inner subjective experiences.  As Chiron moves forward we find it’s time to take all that we have learned over the last few months and apply them over the coming months while Chiron is still in its shadow.  Mercury also makes another trine with Chiron today, so we will be able to heal through communication more effectively. Our compassion and empathy are more readily available to us which will allow us to help others too. Don’t be surprised if you come across someone who can help you with long-standing issues of your own.

Earth Spirit Tarot’s December 2018 Newsletter

  • Posted on November 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm

I publish a newsletter each month that can be viewed in its entirety at http://earthspirittarot.com/webnews.htm

Below is just a snippet of December’s newsletter. If you subscribe or go to my website you will have access to the astrology section, monthly raffle and a variety of other goodies! Subscribe Here

What’s New This Month 

Here we are once more, moving into the last month of another year gone by.  As we come to the close of the old year I always make a point of looking back at where I was this time last year and I am always amazed at just how much I have done and learned. Soon we will be entering 2019 and hopefully a more positive time of growth for ourselves and the world around us.

As we start moving into the colder and darker days of winter, many of us start to feel a bit down, tired, or overwhelmed. Darker days can often create a feeling of melancholy. That is why its so important to do things that bring warmth to your environment and your spirit. Pampering yourself in little ways, focusing on crafts or projects in the house you may not have had time for, or taking stock of what you have done and what you wish to do in the coming year; all of these are ways to perk things up a bit.

The specials for this month reflect the energies of the holiday season. We have the “Solstice of Light” and the “Yule Star” readings. And for those of you wanting a glimpse at what the New Year will be bringing you, the ever popular “New Year Outlook” and “New Year, New You” readings are available. The New Year Outlook reading comes with a 1 year astrology transit report too! All of these can be found in the   Monthly Specials  section this month, along with a few other inspirational readings to help bring balance into your life, such as the Spiritual Journey and the Fool’s Journey readings for those who are looking to start off in a new direction. So be sure to stop by and have a look at the September specials! You can have a browse through the many specialized readings I offer on the   Tarot Readings page.  Tarot’s  Life Path & Personal Growth section is a good place to start!  Or take a wander through the various Oracle readings on my site, like Rune, Angel, Faery and Animal Totem readings.  All of these categories can be found on the main  Reading Room page.  Don’t forget to check out the other areas on the  Readings page, like the  Oracles,  Rune and  Animal Medicine Cardssections.

For many getting ready to start some early Yuletide shopping, have a browse through my  Faery Trinkets  shop, where I will have my Barefoot Sandals, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and crochet items on display for sale.  I’ll be adding some crocheted items as well soon, and you can also find these items in my  Etsy shop.

If you have a website or blog that you need some creative content writing for, I offer my services as a freelance writer.  You can check out my basic prices atFaery Scribe.  I’ve written for several sites, such as Natural News, Jules of the Earth, Hirewriters and a number of private clients.

In the  Reiki/Energy Work section you can find reiki and energy work to help give you a bit of a boost. You can find Reiki sessions, Chakra Healing and Attunements, Violet Flame healing, and the Avalon Crown of Success healing. Reiki is great for flushing out the old energies that may be lingering both in our own energetic bodies and the environment around us.

If  Astrology is your cup of tea be sure to stop by my Astrology section where you can order some insightful Natal charts, Compatibility reports and Transit reports to see what will be affecting you in the months ahead. Each persons Birth Chart can show how the positions of the planets and stars at the exact time of their birth can influence their life. Learn how each planetary position has determined your physical, personal, psychic and spiritual characteristics! These charts are a great gift for birthdays or just as a special way to treat someone to a bit of astrological insight.

Come and check out my Blog that at  http://earthspirittarot.com/wp/   I hope to be writing on a variety of topics from Tarot to general spirituality topics once we get into the New Year.  But for now you can catch my weekly Astrology updates there.

You can follow me on Facebook and keep up with the latest planetary transits:  www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-Spirit-Tarot/202568966439

And now to announce the November 2018 raffle winners:

S. Buntner and H. Kleine 


Congratulations to you both! I’ll be sending you two an email to tell you how to claim your prize shortly! For those who haven’t entered the raffle yet, each month I select 2 random people from entries submitted to win a reading of your choice worth up to £15.00 from any area of my site. For more details, and to enter December’s raffle, stop by and visit the  Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

Week Ahead – Monday, November 26th through Sunday, December 2nd

  • Posted on November 25, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! Here we are at the last week of November, with December beginning at the weekend ahead, and a New Year not far off! The year has gone fast and December looks like it will be a quieter month in comparison to November. Today has a homebody feel to it with the Moon in Cancer so the focus for the next couple of days will be on home and family activities. Let’s see what the rest of this week has in store for us.

MONDAY

Monday brings an enthusiastic vibe with a conjunction between the Sun and Jupiter, both in optimistic Sagittarius. Some may feel lucky today and be drawn to taking risks because our ability to identify opportunities is much stronger right now. But it may be best not to take those risk with gambling our resources right now. Our spirit becomes more generous and allowing us to encourage others. Just be careful that you don’t overextend yourself by making grand gestures and promises that you may not be able to keep. We have a bit of tricky energy as well today with a challenging square between Mercury and Mars. This transit is characterized by hot debates, fiery speech and lots of arguments. We may experience this in forms of conflict or we may find these exchanges as challenging yet stimulating. We just need to remember to pace all of that mental energy. Some of you may have restless sleep or exhausting dreams under this energy.

TUESDAY

Tuesday is a busy one, starting in the morning with a brief Void of Course Moon that then slips into Leo as we begin the day. Under a Leo Moon we have a desire to be noticed, appreciated, and to feel we are the center of other people’s attention. Its a good energy for performing and appearing on stage, playing, creating and doing everything which inspires us and lets us express our inner self. However, our ability to perceive details and nuances could deteriorate at this time. We have a conjunction between the Sun and Mercury, both of which are in Sagittarius, which compels us to communicate. We may choose to initiate new activities that involve sharing our ideas, teaching others, or writing. Whatever information comes our way at this time, we will surely be physically up for the challenge of sorting through it all. Mars makes a sextile with Saturn, which can make our work projects run more smoothly if we combine a patient and disciplined approach with courage and confidence. Lastly is a conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter, which allows us to see the big picture, and lets us verbalize our ideals and goals.

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday brings us a challenging square between Venus and the Lunar North Node, where we may start noticing that the people in our lives are not giving us the encouragement and support we need where fulfilling our life purpose is concerned. We could run into situations where someone who was giving us support suddenly backs away. Or we find that their actions interfere with what we are trying to do. This isn’t a very long transit, lasting only a few days. So the things we come across may not be major issues. But if something significant does rear its head at this time, it could be a sign that we have something that needs to be looked at more closely.

THURSDAY

Our Thursday begins with a mid-morning Void of Course Moon that will move into Virgo before noon, which is a good energy that supports those practical tasks on our to-do lists. Under this Virgo energy attention towards details is on the increase, with a tendency to fault-finding, cleanliness, and neatness. It is a good time to undertake routine, painstaking work, and to search for and correct errors. Your body may be more intolerant of low-grade food and harmful substances, and this is a good day to begin a diet. Things to do under a Virgo Moon: drink lots of water, fast, stretch, walk or jog, volunteer, add finishing touches, write or edit, give and take some constructive criticism, encourage a loved one to keep trying, detoxify your home or workspace, bring order to chaos, use discernment, refine your routine.

FRIDAY

We still have that practical Virgo energy in play today, and an opposition between Venus and Uranus, where very sudden changes in agreements can happen along with erratic actions from those involved in a project. We are drawn by a desire for more excitement and feel a need to want to break free from our everyday routines. Be careful around financial situations under this transit because they can be more erratic and unstable at the moment. if at all possible, put off any serious agreements and decisions for a few days, or until this energy passes.

WEEKEND

SATURDAY

Saturday begins on a quiet note until the early afternoon, when the Moon goes Void of Course briefly and then moves into balancing Libra for the remainder of the weekend. The Moon in Libra creates this feeling of harmony and calm. We find we more easily connect with people, compromise is more likely and conflict less so. It’s a time when we find it easier to understand and relate to others. These are power days for speeches, and offering your big idea. It’s also the right mood to make amends or compromise. Mercury also makes a move today into Scorpio, a shift that can help us to read between the lines. The dark side of Mercury in Scorpio is represented by the mistrusting mind, one that holds secrets and fears them at the same time. Communication becomes a means of control, rather than connection. However, seeing our fears doesn’t mean that we have to perpetuate them. The opportunities are ripe for discussing heretofore forbidden subjects, resulting in greater degrees of trust and intimacy.

SUNDAY

Today Venus joins Mercury in Scorpio for the next few weeks. They say that the planet of love is not so comfy in steamy Scorpio. Scorpio likes to plunge to the depth of the inner workings of our partnerships and is not interested in the pretty and sweeter side of love. Jealousy and mistrust are downsides of this transit, yet a more honest examination of what we need and what we’re willing to give in exchange adds maturity to personal interactions. There can be this tendency, under this transit, to be overly aware of loss. This can increase unwarranted jealousy and economic uncertainty. This can also create a danger of becoming manipulative, controlling or devious to get what we want. The whole point of this transit is to find balance though, so if we can keep this in mind, we can make the best of this transits energy. The Sun and Mars will be squaring off today as well, which tends to bring out a competitive “me first” mindset, even for those who are not normally like this. This can be a good energy to tap into if you need a bit of courage to stand up for yourself. It allows us to focus on ourselves and our own needs, which is great if you have been focusing so much on others that you have neglected yourself.

Week Ahead – Monday, November 19th through Sunday, November 25th

  • Posted on November 18, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! November is flying by and we are drawing closer to the Winter Solstice and Yule celebrations. It’s also Thanksgiving Day in the USA on Thursday. Take time to reflect on all that you have to be thankful for in your life! Today we are under the influence of the Aries Moon, which means our week will start off with a bit of an aggressive tone. Days to be aware of this week are today. Monday, Friday, and Saturday, because there will be this hurry up and move energy in play, going hand in hand with Black Friday shopping. Mercury is now retrograde as well, so take care when driving or trying to move too fast. Now, let’s see what the rest of this week has in store for us.
 
MONDAY
 
Monday has that Aries Moon energy in play as well as a challenging square between Mars and Jupiter. This is a transit that can bring us a greater sense of enthusiasm, confidence, and energy. However, it can also make us a bit overly optimistic in our perspectives and assessments of what has potential. It’s a double edged sword really. We feel motivated to take brave and bold steps towards our goals, but the downside is that we may feel forced to take these steps due to moral coercion rather than choosing to do so freely. For some, a need to prove themselves to others can come across as being a braggart, arrogant, or trying to inflate their own self-worth. The trick is to not take things too personally, to not let the ego get in the way of rational thinking now.
 
TUESDAY
 
We will still have that Aries energy in play for most of today, but that will change later this evening when the Moon goes Void of Course briefly and then moves into earthy Taurus for the next couple of days. The Sun makes a trine with both Chiron and the Lunar North Node today. The Sun/Chiron aspect focuses on healing chronic struggles in our lives and shining some light on the progress we have made. You may find a new angle on how to approach some issues too. The Sun/Lunar North Node aspect gives us a boost of optimism, confidence, and empowerment, which we may feel for a couple of days before and after today as well.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Today will start off under the influence of a Taurus Moon. When the Moon moves into Taurus, we feel the tension of the past few days start to drop away. People tend to become calmer and peaceful. We feel secure and stable. There is also this tendency for our thoughts and reactions to slow down, making us feel a bit slow in getting ourselves going. This is the best time for taking care of the home, running errands, restocking supplies and tending to routine maintenance. It’s a good energy for getting those last minute Thanksgiving Day preparations done.
 
THURSDAY/FRIDAY
 
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA! Thursday will still be under the more mellow Taurus Moon energy for a bit and then the day continues under an introspective Void of Course Moon. But this changes by Friday, when the Moon enters Gemini in the wee hours of the morning. The Friday after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. Yes, we spend a whole day giving thanks for what we have and then go out and buy what we don’t really need because it’s on sale…go figure! It’s a day that brings a lot of chaos on its own. Under Gemini things want to move fast, rushing from one place to another. With Mercury Retrograde, this can be a bit chaotic, perhaps even dangerous if we don’t slow down a bit. So take care if you are taking on the maddening crowds and allow some flexibility in your schedule! It’s also a Full Moon tonight. The Full Moon is the best time for doing work on letting go of the old and releasing the negative. Our basic instinct under a Gemini Moon is to communicate, think, and learn. So magical workings tend to be best for spell work involving travel, communication, and personal connections.
 
WEEKEND
 
SATURDAY
 
Today the Sun moves into a new sign, Sagittarius. Happy Solar Return all of you Sagittarians! This Fire Sign energy compels us to explore farther away from our homes and habits, to speak to those we might otherwise avoid out of apathy or anxiety, to create our own history by taking chances and making bold choices. Creativity and storytelling thrive under this Sign’s influence, as Jupiter, a benevolent planet of good fortune and philosophy, rules it. Conversely, during this freewheeling time, you may have a hard time settling down to work or putting up with a schedule or deadlines. And you may be feeling dogmatic, too. As a Mutable Sign, though, Sagittarius will be adaptable and willing to listen to other sides of an argument. Watch for broken bones or mishaps with this increased sense of adventure, courage, and determination. On the whole, Sagittarius is an exploratory, optimistic energy. Put it to good use! It’s a good time travel and adventure of all kinds, seeing and believing the best in people, reading and deep thought.
 
SUNDAY
 
Our Sunday begins with a brief early morning Void of Course Moon, which will then move into Cancer. We can feel the restlessness of the Gemini Moon give way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet as the Moon moves into Cancer. We become motivated by a feeling of belonging and safety, and this Moon position has a lot of healing potential. It’s a day for being a homebody or spending time with those in our close inner circle. We will probably need it after the hectic week!