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Week Ahead – Monday, March 25th through Sunday, March 31st

  • Posted on March 24, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! Here we are in the last week of March already. It’s slowly starting to feel like Spring. Today has a spiritual vibe to it with Mercury and Neptune aligning. So, spiritual activities, meditation, or just spending some quiet time on your own doing something that feeds the soul are well supported. April Fool’s Day starts off our work week and the new month. Let’s see what this week has in store for us.
The Moon goes Void of Course in the wee hours of the morning. A few hours later, the Moon moves into Sagittarius. Sagittarius doesn’t like tightly packed schedules. It likes room!  So be sure to leave some extra space in your schedule for the next couple of days. When the Moon is in Sagittarius our focus turns from inner soul searching to exploring the world around us. This lunar mood is very adventurous, active and restless for exploration. We want to experience life first hand. we want to get outdoors, see the sights, connect with nature, go places we haven’t been before. It does, however, put us in a risk-taking mood. A need to be in motion makes us very restless if we get bogged down with mundane chores. It’s a good time for speaking our truth, saying it like it is, but we also need to be careful that our words don’t come out with blunt force. The best way to enjoy and us this lunar energy is to keep it light and upbeat.
Today Venus moves signs into Pisces, where she is most comfortable. Venus will be in Pisces until April 20th. During this time, romance is favoured. However, we need to be able to tell the difference between reality and fantasy. Our creativity, sense of compassion, and feelings of harmony are all affected by the energy of Venus moving through Pisces. It’s a really great energy for those who are artists, writers, musicians, or anyone who deals in the art of imagination. Our hearts become more open as we dissolve negative judgements but we also need to be discerning so as to not create illusions in the areas of love and finances. Use your better judgement while allowing yourself to tap into the joy and abundance that this transit can bring.
The Moon goes Void of Course in the wee hours of the morning and will remain that way until mid-afternoon when it moves into Capricorn. We also have a sextile between Venus and Uranus today. This blend of energies supports mixing business with pleasure. You’ll find that anything that breaks away from your routines will feel like a very welcome change. With the grounded energy of the Capricorn Moon, we balance out that risk-taking energy that can come with this Venus/Uranus transit.
Today Mercury turns direct. You may have noticed, for up to a week before and after today, you experience mental intensity, confusion, and miscommunication or changes in your outlook. These past few weeks have challenged you to rethink and rehash situations that may have required some fine-tuning or course corrections. The forward turn of the planet of communication will allow messages to flow more swiftly now and stagnant projects and situations will start to pick up momentum once more. Friday is a quiet one for us but is still under the influence of Mercury ending its retrograde cycle.
Our weekend will be influenced by a friendly Aquarius Moon, making it a good time for meeting new people or doing something out of the ordinary from our usual routine. Just after midnight on Saturday morning the Moon briefly goes Void of Course. It then shifts into Aquarius. With Aquarius, there’s an impulse to break out of claustrophobic situations and relationships. It allows us the distance to see the big picture. It favours social networking via the net or experimenting with other technologies that keep you connected. It’s time for embracing the new, the futuristic and innovative.
On Sunday Mars moves into Gemini, where he can be more flexible and versatile. However, Mars loses its focus and determination just a bit when in Gemini. Gemini gives our warrior planet some space to roam a bit more freely. Mars’ energies are more driven by mental activities and intellectual stimulation now. The darker side of Mars in Gemini can have him taking up his words to use as weapons when he feels angry, so heated debates are no surprise under the effects of this transit. For any of you out there who have a lot of fire and air in your charts, any inactivity now could make you very restless and depressed. And if you have more water and earth in your chart, you feel stirred to activity but could feel some stress if there is too much disruption to your usual routine. Try to find a good balance that works for you.

Let Me Tell You A Story

  • Posted on March 17, 2019 at 2:11 pm

This isn’t my story.  It’s the story of someone close to me though.  Someone who was put through hell by the company they loyally served for years.  A company who hides behind phrases, such as “supporting dignity and equality”.  A company who hides behind policies that seem to not apply to those higher up.  In any case, they put this person through 3 years of hell.  I watched that person go from an active and lively individual to someone who was a shadow of that person.  A few vindictive individuals thought it was ok to berate, antagonize, and push this person to the point where they became deeply depressed and developed severe anxiety.  Going to work every day made matters worse and eventually led to my friend having to be placed on sick leave for months.  During that time, these people continued to harass him, bringing him up on trumped up charges, digging for any bit of “evidence” they could find, even making things up.  They were told time and time again that their actions were pushing my friend towards suicidal and self-harming actions.  My friend overdosed many times in the workplace because he could not cope with the constant bullying.  And yet those higher up did nothing to stop this.  So, here is my friend’s story.


Do you like stories? Some are fact, some are fiction and others drama and horror. What if this story was a factual account of the drama that became a horror tale that, most reading it would feel such events could only be fiction? Am I a scribe or playwright? Maybe a novelist or an author?

No, I am just a man and I am broken.

Do most people understand what it is like to be broken on the inside? I mean truly? Because I have all my body parts. If you saw me would you assume that I am strong, healthy and Normal? Depression and panic phobias are what you can’t see. I used to look at people like I am now, and because the truth is so important here, I used to feel that they were pitiful. The soul is strong so why have you allowed yourself to become this pitiful subhuman? While I never openly showed any cruel criticisms I did not even begin to realize or understand this.

I have always been a big ecologist fan. Nature is simple, honest and can teach us so much about our behaviour towards each other. I remember learning about a battle between a clam and some other organism. Forgive me, I forget details at times, but it was the battle that I remember most.

The clam’s shell is impenetrable when it is closed to protect the soft organism inside. The predator over a long period of time constantly attacked the shell until the armour was broken and the clam was exposed and open for the kill.

Pointless ramblings? No, ramblings designed to try to help you understand that, if something constantly attacks your hard shell, eventually it will break leaving you defenceless, exposed and vulnerable.

I learned something when this happened to me. Imagine a beautiful room in your mind, wonderful
windows, the sun pours through, it warms your skin and brings you a feeling of peace and
serenity that could be called harmony. You are standing in the centre so you can see everything. Memories that are yours to treasure, they make you smile, reflections of what you hope for the future dance like images in the window glass. It is the core of your mind, it feeds your soul keeping it strong.

What if one day someone broke one of your windows? Before your mind’s eye you see those memories succumb to the darkness which now pours in smothering part of the light. You try to repair the broken pieces, to get back what is fading in front of you. Your soul feels the wound, you start to feel the pain deep inside, confusion blocks your struggle to fix what has been shattered.

Then when you are still trying to fix the first wound another window breaks, more darkness billows
in, smothering your light and hope. You feel the cold shadow infecting your soul. Your mind
cannot process clear thoughts. You struggle to hold on to what little light remains but when
all the light is gone, you are now standing alone in the darkness that your soul has become. The images that you see now are nightmares of the mind. Can you imagine hurting inside so bad that
you just want it to stop but as long as someone is breaking your windows, trying to get at your centre, the torment and pain become your own personal hell.

It will usually end up with doctors and psychiatrists trying to help. They can but they need to understand so they can know and realize what they are dealing with.

Have you ever been to a zoo? I am assuming that most people have. Think of this. You are in a glass cage, the wind can’t touch your hair, the sun doesn’t shine in there, there are only the dark cold nightmares trapped in there with you. You see people on the outside of the cage, their lips move but you can’t hear them. No matter how much you scream they can’t hear you.

This is the key. No matter how hard you try you can’t reach them and they can’t reach you. Everyone wants to analyze this, but that’s the enigma. It is not the same as they write in lesson books. People cannot be grouped together because that’s like what he or she acts like. Depression, panic, fear, and nightmares…you can’t really call them that when they are all the time, the cause. They can have similarities, but what happens inside is everyone’s own personal hell.

Suicide is a tough subject for me to talk about. Yes for the past three years I have been pushed closer to ending my life. Not because of a lost love or passing of a loved one, but by constantly
being bullied and harassed. Silly isn’t it? I am not sure if people understand why it happens, what
can make a human being take such a final action. I hear people blame songs or images but let’s be real, a person has to have already lost themselves and everything they cared for been swept away. When you feel nothing and can’t see past the void that consumes your soul, clinging to something as painful as living becomes futile. A song or picture doesn’t make anyone end their existence that hasn’t already accepted that this the path they must walk.

I can only tell you what I know. When you lose your dignity, self-worth and your mind
and soul succumb to the numbness and emptiness that consumes you so completely, you
cannot see past the darkness anymore. When you feel nothing inside, when inside you
lose all sense of consequence and you have lost everything that you were… this is the point
of no return.

One of the verses that became the only clear thought that I had left, it was the last of my memories
“I had a goal in those days, but now I have nothing, my path is broken and I can’t see the light anymore, this part of my soul has changed it’s like a world in twilight on the brink of death, and until I die, I will wander this wasteland endlessly.”

So what happened to me? Why did I become so broken? At a time when I was most vulnerable after an operation, people that I believed were friends…their betrayal hurt the most. Being bullied and humiliated at work, I guess some people like to abuse their position, especially when being protected by others. One rule for them, another for the plebs.

Amongst other events there, just to get through the day, I relied on pain killers to take the pain away. But like the clam, constant attacks finally broke my armour. If someone told you that you had pushed them too far, that your actions could result in the end of their life, would you do something?

So a personal question for those who may read this, if a person or persons push an individual to that point, are they accountable for compounding the illness if the result is fatal?

Don’t fool yourself. Justice is decided by lawyers and they cost money, a lot of money. My faith
always enforced one principle of the code of honour that I live by. If people allow injustice to thrive by not doing what is right, then by inaction they are as guilty as the perpetrator. Ufortunately, my faith was not prepared for modern life and its lack of honour.

So the people that do these things never have to answer for the wrong that they have done, and I
am the one who has to try to live with this for as long as I am able. What is one person’s life worth?
For those that knowingly get to destroy your life who do they answer to?

What happens now I don’t know. It seems the only way back would be to find that connection
to something that you lost or, as in my case, that someone else took from you and try to build
a bridge back to who you were before you were destroyed. It is the hardest struggle that you will
have, but if you do not fight for yourself, who will?

Week Ahead – Monday, March 18th through Sunday, March 24th

  • Posted on March 17, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday and Happy St. Patricks Day! It’s a good day for celebrations with friends and family with the Moon being in Leo. We’re into the second half of March and the Spring Equinox/Ostara is this week. Hasn’t really felt like spring is coming here in the UK though! Our Spring Equinox takes place with a Virgo Moon, which will ramp up that desire to do some spring cleaning and get ourselves a bit more organized. Let’s take a look at what this week has in store for us.
Monday starts off still under the Leo Moon vibe. By mid-afternoon that changes when the Moon goes Void of Course. A couple of hours after midnight, as we move into Tuesday morning, the Moon will move into practical Virgo. Virgo wants us to clean our closets and clean our bodies up. Organization and efficiency are what it’s all about, as well as accomplishing a number of practical tasks. So Virgo will give you that needed boost to get those things done.
Happy Ostara/Spring Equinox! We have a few things going on today as we move into spring mode. The Sun moves into Aries today for a start. Happy Solar Return to all of you fine and fiery Aries folks out there! The start of spring marks the beginning of the zodiac with the fiery sign Aries. Under this influence, we are feeling a bit of excitement and an urge for new experiences and adventures. We have a mid-afternoon Void of Course Moon, a trine between Mars and Pluto, and a sextile between Mercury and Saturn. The Mars/Pluto transit makes us want to be more assertive where our desires are concerned. For those who have been preparing to put some plans into action, this transit is a powerful time to do so. The Mercury/Saturn transit supports blending mental and disciplinary influences in order to create a balanced atmosphere for working together.
Today is our Libra Full Moon. This Libra/Aries energy wants to be more social, participate in relationships, and live a life of luxury and ease. Creating order is the focus when in Libra, not necessarily through tidying or organizing as was the case while the Moon was in Virgo, but rather through pleasing interactions with others and aesthetics in our environment. We tend to solve problems through diplomacy, and we are more able to put aside our own emotions in order to achieve the peace we crave. The tendency now is to avoid direct confrontations. Decisions do not come easily. Seeing both sides to any given situation is the main reason for hesitation. Fear of losing others’ approval is another. We also have Venus in a square with Mars, and a sextile with Jupiter today. The Venus/Mars transit can make our diplomatic side a bit more argumentative than usual. We may see this transits energy manifesting as problems in our relationships, financial struggles, arguments centring around control issues, or finally taking action on ideas and plans that you have had bubbling away on a back burner for some time. The Venus/Jupiter transit brings a time where we seem to have luck and find opportunities for attracting love, money and resources. Our self-esteem is heightened as well during this time.
The work week ends with a sextile between Mars and the North Lunar node, as well as a conjunction between the Sun and Chiron. The Mars/Node transit seems to bring us opportunities we weren’t expecting. Some of you may notice that you feel more energetic, passionate or motivated than usual. Bear in mind that this energy could come in any form, not just positive energy, but anger, vindictiveness, hostility and rejection as well. So use this opportunity wisely! The Sun/Chiron transit turns our focus towards our own healing needs. This can be a good time for observation and learning regarding how issues in our lives are affecting us, the role we play in them, and what other choices we have before us. In the early evening, the Moon will go Void of Course.
In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Moon moves into Scorpio. So, the next couple of days we need to be careful not to get swept away by irritability, mood-swings, hysteria, big and small excitements, and a sudden desire to quickly change everything. It can be an emotionally difficult time for some. There is also an increase in feelings of jealousy, greediness, envy and other negative feelings. It can also be a time for healing as we destroy the roots of a disturbance in our life. On Sunday, we have a conjunction between Mercury and Neptune, which stimulates our intuitive creativity. For those who are more sensitive to this transits’ energies, a need for finding quiet time to meditate or just be alone with our thoughts could be strong.

Week Ahead – Monday, March 11th through Sunday, March 17th

  • Posted on March 10, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! This week brings us to the halfway point of March, as well as Mercury’s retrograde cycle. Today the energy of the Taurus Moon supports accomplishing those tasks that will bring tangible results, as well as sensual pleasures. This energy continues into Monday. Let’s have a look at what’s in store for us this week.
Aside from the earthy Taurus Moon energy still flowing around us, Monday is a fairly quiet one. As we move into Tuesday morning the Moon will be Void of Course until the late afternoon. It then moves into Gemini. 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 scattering your interests can prevent you from getting definite, tangible results.
We have two aspects happening today. The first is a sextile between the Sun and Pluto, which can help us to see below the surface of situations. We may not be able to understand what it is we are seeing but we can often get to the core of unconscious patterns that need changing. Some of the insights we gain now may not bring about a “light bulb” moment until later down the line. We then have a challenging square between the Sun and Jupiter. This is an aspect that can make our objectivity and ability to see things in a realistic light a bit wonky. Try to get any “have to do” tasks done today because we may start feeling a bit tired and at odds with the Universe later in the evening.
Our morning begins with a helpful trine between Mars and Saturn, which supports our efforts at long term projects. Today is also the mid-way point of Mercury’s retrograde cycle. From this point on we can start working on new and incoming projects. However, leave room for adjustments until we get out of Mercury’s retrograde shadow in mid-April. We have a conjunction between the Sun and Mercury as well today, where we will have new information coming in. With this shift of awareness, we may find that some old perceptions or attitudes are not workable anymore, causing them to fall apart as we let that new information in. For some, this shift in awareness may be very obvious, and others may feel a more subtle shift. The Moon will go Void of Course just after Noon today and remain there until the evening when it moves into Cancer. Cancer brings us that instinctive need for peace and quiet. The next couple of days will be good for interacting with those closest to us.
We have a challenging square between Mercury and Jupiter today so you may want to try to get out of work a bit earlier. This is an aspect that isn’t conducive to clear thinking or traffic. It can bring information overload that causes us to miss or neglect those little, yet important details. We also need to be wary of over-compensating, over-explaining and jumping to conclusions under this transit.
Saturday brings a more pleasant energy our way. We have a sextile between Mercury and Pluto that can bring about those “aha!” moments of insight. We also have the Cancer Moon energy around us, which is supports family, the home, and all things comforting. The Moon goes Void of Course Saturday evening. Just after midnight, the Moon moves into heart-opening Leo, bringing a warm and loving energy to Sunday. You might want to leave the day open, and let your spontaneous mischievous child inside lead the way. We also have a sextile between Mercury and Mars today, a transit that lets us dig down and find the courage needed to speak our minds and stand up for ourselves and what we feel is right. It’s a time for thoughtful actions and planning ahead. Be careful with the more delicate situations that require less force today.

Week Ahead – Monday, March 4th through Sunday, March 10th

  • Posted on March 3, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. We are entering our first full week of March. For today and into Monday, we are under the vibes of a friendly Aquarius Moon. This energy urges us to try something fresh and new. It’s also a great vibe for group energy. Brainstorming, networking, breaking out of old routines, connecting with people you would normally not connect with, and doing things you would normally not do are all things to try under this Moon’s energy. Mercury will be turning retrograde this week in Pisces, which means it will be time to open ourselves up to a new, higher vision. Use this time for making room for your dreams. Now let’s see what the week ahead has in store for us!
We continue with the social and friendly energy of the Aquarius Moon on Monday. Tuesday morning brings a brief Void of Course Moon that will then move into Pisces. A Pisces Moon can bring about feelings of romance, heightened intuition, mystical and dreamy moods, and an interest in the unknown, religion and all that is magical. It is this energy that will be in play for tomorrows New Moon. Mercury goes retrograde today, joining the Moon in Pisces. Mercury won’t end it’s retrograde cycle until the 28th. In Pisces, Mercury is in a more dream-like, meditative state. While we can’t really put life on hold for the 3 weeks that Mercury is in retrograde, it will be helpful if we let ourselves do a bit of drifting during this time.
Today we have a Pisces New Moon, and it’s an interesting one. We have a lot of energy in Pisces right now, which can help us in practising compassion and forgiveness. It also helps us to open up to our intuition. When we throw analytical Mercury’s retrograde into the mix, things become dreamy and a bit surreal. It may help to just turn off that analytical part of the brain from time to time during this period. We also have Uranus entering Taurus today, where it will remain until 2026. We got a bit of a preview of this energy during the summer of 2018. Basically, our value system is being shaken up in order to make some room for new concepts, which may include new people coming into our lives and some leaving. Use this time to take stock of what is important to you and what you need to release in order to make room for the new. There’s also a brief conjunction between the Sun and Neptune today, which gives us heightened creative ability that allows us to take the unusual, unfamiliar, and little used resources of inspiration and channel those into our self-expression. It’s not necessarily creative in an artistic sense but it will definitely involve taking a more inspired approach to challenges and problems before us.
Thursday is a bit quiet until the evening when the Moon briefly goes Void of Course and then moves into Aries. You may feel a burst of physical energy that you’ll need to burn off before bedtime. The next couple of days will be good for taking on projects, however, Aries has a habit of not finishing everything it begins, so make sure the projects aren’t too big. Friday is another quiet one, aside from the Aries Moon energy that we can tap into.
Saturday morning and afternoon will be another one for burning off some excess energy. We also have a sextile between the Sun and Saturn today. Under the vibes of this transit, we are more able to effectively take care of loose ends and attend to small details, especially the ones we dislike. Focusing on practical matters and getting organized are good things to focus on now, especially if you are laying the foundation for something positive to grow. The Aries Moon will give us the energy we need to tackle those small projects. The Moon will go Void of Course in the late afternoon and remain there until Sunday morning.
Sunday is Daylight Savings Time for the USA. Make sure those clocks have been turned ahead folks! Today has a nice social vibe to it. The Moon moves into Taurus in the morning, relieving the tension we may have been feeling for the last couple of days. This is a great time for tending to practical matters because we feel ready to roll up our sleeves and dig in! We feel more “in” our own bodies and less in our heads so a desire to fulfil the five senses is stronger. 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. We also have a sextile between Mars and Neptune today, which can stimulate our compassion, intuition and idealistic impulses. Its a good time for creating, taking in a film or just enjoying our downtime. We tend to find it easier to let go of anger as dispositions become softer under this transit.

Earth Spirit Tarot’s March 2019 Newsletter

  • Posted on February 28, 2019 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 March’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

Anchor What’s New This Month 

Blessings everyone and happy March! I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather we’ve been having.  I just hope it sticks around! don’t know about you but I can’t wait for the days to start getting warmer.  It sure doesn’t feel we are getting closer to Spring with this “Beast from the East” storm hanging over Europe. The saying goes “In like a lion, out like a lamb” and we sure have had some blustery weather. So hopefully the next few weeks will bring some calmer weather our way. This month we are celebrating the Spring Equinox/Ostara, St. Patrick’s Day, the turning forward of the clocks, and Mothering Sunday. Day light savings begins on Sunday, March 10th in the USA & Canada, and on Sunday, March 31st for the UK.

This month  you will find my annual Ostara/Spring Equinox reading and a Luck of the Irish reading to honour St. Patrick’s Day. Also, to honour the eclipses ahead, I have special readings that will help you tap into these powerful events.  All of these can be found in the   Monthly Specials section along with a few other inspirational readings to help bring balance into your life.  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 Cards sections.

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And now to announce the February 2019 raffle winners:

K. Gustav and R. Johnson

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 March’s raffle, stop by and visit the Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

Week Ahead – Monday, February 25th through Sunday, March 3rd

  • Posted on February 24, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! This week brings an end to another month, and the March’s main influence will be an intellectual Mercury turning retrograde in the psychic sign of Pisces. This means it will be time to rethink our higher vision. Today we are under the influence of a Scorpio Moon, which makes it a good day for privacy and research that requires focus. Let’s see what this week has in store for us.
Just after Noon, the Moon will go Void of Course until the early evening, when it then moves into the optimistic sign of Sagittarius. The Moon’s shift into Sagittarius brings us a sense of peace and stability. When the Moon is in Sagittarius our focus turns from inner soul searching to exploring the world around us. This lunar mood is very adventurous, active and restless for exploration. We want to experience life first hand. we want to get outdoors, see the sights, connect with nature, go places we haven’t been before. It does, however, put us in a risk-taking mood. A need to be in motion makes us very restless if we get bogged down with mundane chores. It’s a good time for speaking our truth, saying it like it is, but we also need to be careful that our words don’t come out with blunt force. The best way to enjoy and us this lunar energy is to keep it light and upbeat.
We have Lunar North Node action going on today. Venus will be making an opposition to the North Node, which can be a bit of a difficult energy to deal with in regards to love and finances. With the love aspect of things, we need to look at where our chronic involvement in relationships is distracting us from our true life path and determine if that is leading us in the opposite direction of where we should be going. For people who are conditioned to being in a relationship all of the time, you may continue to believe that unless you are in a relationship, you can’t be happy. On the financial side of things, we need to look at situations that are blocking our way forward or keeping us stuck in place. This can be things like depending on government help, benefits, other people, jobs that are not assisting us in moving along our path, and relationships that drain our resources but give nothing back. We then have a trine between Mercury and the North Node, an aspect that 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 is a quiet day, but the evening brings an energy that is good for sharing dinner with a friend. In the early morning of Thursday, the Moon briefly goes Void of Course and then moves into Capricorn, which helps us tend to practical matters as we end the month. We also have a sextile between the Sun and Mars, a nice little transit that brings us the energy, enthusiasm, and power we need to fuel our ambitions. It’s definitely a good transit for making progress on our goals, or for taking the steps necessary to let go of any inhibitions that have been holding us back. One thing we do need to be cautious of with this transit is that it tends to make us more apt to take risks, or to find the courage we need to do things that we may not do otherwise.
The first day of March starts off with Venus entering the sign of Aquarius. When Venus is in Aquarius we move towards unconventionality, independence, and freedom as themes in our social relationships under this influence. We will find that things like values, relationships, and our material abundance call for us to step back a bit in order to gain a fresh perspective, to detach from these things a bit in order to give us a bit of breathing space. Some will feel drawn to using their resources to help those who are struggling now or put these things to use for the greater good in society. This transit can be a good time for trying new things, experimenting, networking with others, and looking a bit more objectively at how we interact and show intimacy with others. We also have a square between Venus and Uranus, where we will need to be careful of temptations like impulse buying and being a bit erratic with our resources. For those who have been experiencing difficulties with funds and/or relationships, this transit can bring a lingering issue up to the surface now and will require our attention rather than trying to push it back down and ignore it.
Saturday morning is good for finishing up those practical projects. The Moon briefly goes Void of Course in the early evening before moving into Aquarius. This makes a good energy for socializing with like-minded people. It is a good period for reading, study and scientific pursuits. However, activities which require subordination and discipline, as well as jobs which bore you, will go from bad to worse now. Sunday continues with this energy and makes it a good time for trying something new and interesting. Breaking out of our routines can feel invigorating and is great for recharging our batteries.

Week Ahead – Monday, February 18th through Sunday, February 24th

  • Posted on February 17, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend so far. We are entering the second half of February this week and today and Monday brings us a mixed bag of energies. Today, we have the Moon in Leo, which is great for those creative pursuits, as well as for opening up our hearts. Let’s take a look at what this coming week has in store for us.
To start the work week off, we have the Sun moving into Pisces. Happy Solar Return to all of you Pisceans out there. Pisces rules empathy, selfless love, devotion, and wisdom. Its shadow side rules self-pity, a feeling of being victimized by life, passivity, and elusiveness.  The Sun’s entry into the last sign of the zodiac is a step into synthesis. Its presence in Pisces reminds us that the walls that keep us apart from one another are merely illusions. We also have a sextile between the Sun and Uranus, and a conjunction between Venus and Saturn today. The Sun/Uranus transit brings a gentle harmony that is great for sharing with friends, organizations, and groups. We are more spontaneous today and this is a transit that can help us break out of those old and outworn habits of ours. The Venus/Saturn transit brings a combo that is good for business relations, as well as having those down to earth conversations. It’s a good energy for getting our budget and spending habits under control too. Some may feel blocked right now in the areas of finances, relationships, and pleasures which means that those areas will need to be reworked before we move forward.
But wait! There’s more happening today with the asteroids. The Wounded Healer, Chiron moves into Aries today. Chiron in Aries is very physical so our bodies may be extra sensitive under this energy, and we may need to pay greater attention to our health. Any injuries or physical ailments may also come to the surface in order to be repaired and balanced once and for all.
Under the influence of Aries energy, we are going to be continually encouraged to get back up and dust ourselves off whenever we get knocked down. This energy feels like a bit of tough love that the Universe is sending our way in order to progress us further and faster. Pallas will be going retrograde today as well. Pallas relates to themes of creativity, initiative, and planning. Frequently, Pallas retrograde is a time when you must concentrate more fully on some creative endeavor. This is often a “mental” period when the emotional life takes a back seat to something more important.
Tuesday brings us an early afternoon Void of Course Moon before it moves into Virgo a short time after. It’s also a Full Moon tonight. We can expect to work on multiple levels under this Full Moon. Virgo brings an analytical energy that wants to organize and clean our lives. Pisces (Sun) brings a psychic energy that wants to experience something more meaningful and higher in our lives. We may feel pulled in two directions right now, but if we use these energies to support both our spiritual and practical lives we will feel more balanced. Mercury is busy today as well, with a conjunction with Neptune, and a sextile with Saturn. The Mercury/Neptune conjunction can help us to open our intuition and imagination. However, it’s important that we know the difference between our higher vision and fantasy thinking. It’s also not a good time for signing contracts under this influence because our judgment can be a bit off. The Mercury/Saturn sextile will help us out a bit here. It’s a transit that brings us a feeling of mental stability which can help us to see things in a more realistic and grounded way. We do need to be careful that we don’t get too caught up in too many details or start worrying about trivial things. Make sure to take breaks if you feel a bit overwhelmed and try to make a bit more time for everything.
Wednesday is a quiet one for us. In the wee hours of Thursday morning, the Moon will go Void of Course and remain that way until mid-afternoon, when it moves into balancing Libra. 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. We tend to be polite and diplomatic, and would rather avoid arguments. Under this Moon, we especially enjoy being pampered. And we’re more apt to dote on a friend or mate. The mood is that of mutual devotion, so we seek to draw out the best in others. We enjoy conversation, and even arguing to prove a point. An idea may come that brings balance to a situation or has the potential to. These are power days for speeches, and offering your big idea. It’s also the right mood to make amends or compromise.
Friday brings a bit more complicated energies into play so you may want to keep your schedule light if you can or take the day off. We have Mercury in a challenging square to Jupiter, which has us pulled in two directions. Part of us wants to get things done, and the other part wants to escape and be adventurous. Then we have a conjunction between Venus and Pluto, which means it is not the best time to try and force your opinions in relationships. What this transit does support is going to deeper and more vulnerable levels in the relationships we are close with.
Saturday will be a good day for running errands and having quick conversations. Mid-afternoon, the Moon will briefly go Void of Course before slipping into Scorpio. Over the next couple of days, we need to be careful not to get swept away by irritability, mood-swings, hysteria, big and small excitements, and a sudden desire to quickly change everything. People tend to become more conscious of self and others and see everything in dark tones with the Moon in Scorpio. While it can be an emotionally difficult time, it’s a good time for any occupation which needs intensity and total devotion. It can be a time for healing as we destroy the roots of a disturbance in our life as well. We also have a sextile between Mercury and Pluto bringing a time of introspection and conversation that can shed some light on situations, giving us those “Aha!” moments. We do need to be careful, however, of becoming obsessed as a result of our mental concentration flowing so easily. Some will find it easier now to be able to let go of and leave behind those perceptions and ways of communicating that are worn out and no longer fit us. Sunday is a quiet day, but we still have that Scorpio Moon energy to tap into.

Week Ahead – Monday, February 11th through Sunday, February 17th

  • Posted on February 10, 2019 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are entering the mid-way point of February already. We have Mercury moving into psychic Pisces today, so pay attention to your dreams. Mercury will be in Pisces for a bit longer than usual due to its upcoming retrograde cycle, which will help us to open up to our higher vision and enhance our intuitive abilities. Another area it will help with is bursting those bubbles of illusion and fantasy thinking to get us to that higher plane of spiritual vision we need. Let’s take a look at what this week has in store for us.


In the early hours of the morning, the Moon moves into earthy, hard-working Taurus to start off the first half of the week. A Taurus Moon tends to ease us and bring a sense of calm and ease. This is the best time for taking care of the home, running errands, restocking supplies and tending to routine maintenance. Its best to hold off on important business now, as well as the signing of contracts or important papers, because we may make mistakes due to a slowed down reaction and thinking process. This is also a period of material acquisition that can satisfy a deep yearning to be free from want. But we must be careful as well that we are not trying to make material things fill a void in our lives that need to be filled with something more natural and down to earth.


Tuesday continues with its Taurus Moon energy until the late evening, when it goes Void of Course. As we begin our Wednesday morning, the Moon will enter Gemini. This is a time when sociability, cheerfulness and quick-wittedness increase. We are drawn to information of all kinds. 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 We also have Mars in a conjunction with Uranus occurring today, both in the sign of Aries. Mars is right at home in Aries, so it will get a boost now. Uranus in Aries, however, is a bit more explosive. In a conjunction, it creates this hurry up and wait vibe. There is a tendency for us to become impatient, obstinate, energetic, and self-willed. It’s a revolutionary energy that can bring insights that will help us in creating new ideas that can set us free. However, we need to avoid angry people, impatience, and confrontation with authority figures.


Mars will move into Taurus as of today, and it’s not a sign he feels comfortable in. Mars can’t really rant and rave in Taurus, and there is that danger that things will slow boil beneath the surface until they explode. So we need to take care. What Mars in Taurus can do is to help us get to work in building our desires and goals in the everyday world. So it’s the perfect time for moving forward and is especially helpful with doing any mundane and routine tasks. The key here is to pace yourself; one foot in front of the other, a little bit each day. And don’t be too hard on yourself because you feel you can’t get it all done in one go. It’s Valentine’s Day as well today, and the energy is lighter, so it’s not the best time for deep conversations. Good gifts to get your special someone should have some long-term value under this energy.


The Moon goes Void of Course in the early afternoon for a couple of hours. It then moves into Cancer mid-afternoon and remains there for the weekend, making it a supportive energy for home, family and comfort. Quite often, when the Moon is in Cancer, we all become homebodies. We want to retreat to the place we feel most at home. This can bring out a sense of “homesickness” if we’re far from home, or estranged from others. It may be a time, then of reaching out to those that know us best.


Saturday is a quiet one for us, but we still that Cancer Moon energy in play. Mid-afternoon on Sunday, the Moon goes Void of Course briefly and then moves into heart-opening Leo. The desire to be noticeable, appreciated, and to feel you are the centre of other people’s attention will be dominant for the next couple of days. It’s a strong time for romance and any creative activity as well. This can be an expansive, creative, and even romantic phase, a time you’ll look back on with pride and fondness. We have a sextile between Venus and Neptune happening as well today, which can open the flow of artistry, romance, creativity and faith.  Socially and romantically, this is a time when things seem to run more smoothly and may even seem a bit magical. Use this to enhance your own natural gifts rather than waste it on creating an outer façade of something we think other people want. This is the time to let the essence of your own inner beauty and spirit shine!

Week Ahead – Monday, February 4th through Sunday, February 10th

  • Posted on February 3, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you’re all staying warm and safe with the freezing temperature and snowy/wet weather many of us are seeing. Well, we are entering the first full week of February and the energies for this month are a bit more settled than what we had in January. This is a good month for getting caught up on all of those little projects that we left sitting in the background. Next month brings Mercury retrograde into play so clear away what you can before that starts. Today we are under the spell of an Aquarius Moon, which is in its dark balsamic phase leading up to our New Moon tomorrow. We also have Venus entering Capricorn this afternoon, where she will remain for the rest of February. This is a good business combo where we can open ourselves up to innovative ideas and new friendships. Let’s take a look at what this week has in store for us!
The New Moon begins today in the sign of Aquarius, which means its time to explore new friends, groups, organizations, as well as reconnecting with those we haven’t been in touch with for a while. Adding to this is Venus’ new move into Capricorn so we can develop relationships that help us to bring our goals and higher ideals into practical manifestation. A New Moon is that it is all about new beginnings that come from a deeper and more spiritual level of our being. It’s a good idea to take time and see where your philosophies don’t measure up to your day to day life. These energies continue into Tuesday, with a Void of Course Moon just before midnight.
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Moon will move into Pisces. This can bring an increase of emotions and a receptivity to other peoples’ feelings. We have a deep desire to be of help, and may even be willing to sacrifice something for the sake of others. Our emotions predominate over common sense under a Pisces Moon, so it is better to do things which require imagination and inspiration, rather than reason and cool logic. 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 brings a gentler energy that is great for easy conversations. We have a sextile between the Sun and Jupiter that allows us to see the bigger picture and what our place is in the big grand scheme of it all. We can feel this quiet enthusiasm for our ideas right now and some may find that they can now take those next steps in a project, expand current projects, or take action that will really show progress. We may become a bit self-indulgent with this transits energy so the best advice here is to make sure you don’t overdo it or go overboard. Other than that, this is a transit we should all tap into and enjoy! The Moon will go Void of COurse in the late evening.
Mid-afternoon sees the Moon moving into Aries, just in time for the weekend. This means its time to get our bodies moving to not only circulate the blood but to burn off some of that excess fiery Aries energy. 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. 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! We also have a sextile between Mercury and Mars today. This is a transit where we have the potential to dig down and find the courage needed to speak our minds and stand up for ourselves and what we feel is right. It’s an opportune transit for some creative problem solving and testing out our decisions to see if they will fit into our plans and goals.
Saturday brings a friendly energy our way, but try to keep conversations on a fun and light level. Mercury will be sextile Uranus today. This is a time when we enjoy making connections, especially with people who bring something different and unique to the table. We want to stay busy and be on the move. Any plans that revolve around creating something new and fresh gives us that motivation and excitement we need to create the time and space for them. It’s a good day for stimulating the mind with new and interesting things. We also have a challenging square between Mars and the Lunar North Node. This is a transit that we can feel for a couple of weeks. It may seem as if the actions that we are taking to deal with our current situations and circumstances is at cross purposes to what we perceive as our higher purpose or our best direction on our life’s path. We may feel as though we are at odds with those around us now, or feel as if we are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. There can be some good in this though. Being forced to take a minor detour off the path we have chosen can often present us with opportunities to gather new information, resources and insights that could very well help us out in the long run, as opposed to just sticking to the main path.
Sunday sees Mercury moving into Pisces, where our thinking processes become visual, intuitive, and imaginative. Minds meander with Mercury moving through Pisces, going off course to places that words cannot adequately describe. This transit serves poets, artists, healers, spiritual seekers and all those who don’t rely on objective evidence to shape reality. Facts may grow fuzzy, but conversations grow tender as intuition becomes the most valuable source of information. One negative under this transit, however, is that managing details can be more difficult with airy Mercury in this watery sign. The asteroid Juno moves into Gemini today as well. Juno defines where we seek balance, commitment and harmony while helping us to understand where we balance our need for intimacy and commitment with our personal freedom. In Gemini, Juno highlights flexible partnership agreements. It’s not a time for keeping silent, and we may see new agreements manifest now. The Moon goes Void of Course just before midnight.