I know the captain always goes down with her ship but maybe the ship doesn't have to go down with the captain ....

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It's a good idea to have procedures in place for our businesses in case of an emergency. Start with something simple.

Make a list of email addresses, accounts, passwords, automatic message responses, phone forwarding or remote phone message access - whatever someone else would need to know to take care of, postpone, cancel or dial things down for us if necessary.

Use my emergency procedure form to get started. You can decide how detailed you need this to be.

Astrology Forecast for Creatives - Week of January 26th - dissolving creative boundaries

Monday's void Taurus Moon says roll up your sleeves and get your work done early! Then take the rest of the day off! A Taurus Moon loves comfort and ease, so if you need to make some real headway on a project keep your to-do list visible and hold yourself accountable to it.

On Tuesday, Venus joins Mars in dreamy Pisces and our attraction will be to gentler people and places - I'm thinking warm jammies and mac and cheese - we are expecting a blizzard. 

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius Jan 21-Feb 11, 2015

All the Mercury Retrogrades in 2015 will be in air signs.

This means they will be more about communication breaking down than actual appliances. This month it's in Aquarius and Aquarius rules the internet, so computers, cell phones (I dropped mine yesterday and shattered the screen), Kindles, etc are fair game.

It's important to relook at emails before hitting send, review materials being submitted to clients and bosses, rethink that thing we are about to say that might hurt someone's feelings - you get the idea.

The "re's" rule now. Life is giving us permission to regroup - let's take it.

(the biggest no-no is signing a contract now - postpone these kind of iron clad commitments because we will want to revise things later and this might not be possible)

Was planning to write more - but I am down with the stomach flu - be back soon! xo (through one of those biohazard masks, of course) all

New Moon in Aquarius - January 20th, 2015 - Reinventing the "flock"

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Today the Capricorn Sun passes the baton to Aquarius - OK, we've done the work - now let's make it work for all of us.

The Sun moves into Aquarius and the Moon follows.

This is the 4th zero degree New Moon since November. This means we move through the entire 30 degree cycle of Aquarius in 30 days, just as we did with Capricorn, Sagittarius and Scorpio. This makes the whole month a bit more intense and emotional, especially for Aquarius renowned for her detachment. 

ALL ABOARD the train leaves the station! uh, sort of ... Astrology Forecast for Creatives - Week of January 19th -

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I am going to nix the daily reports in favor of weekly

(although this week I will pop back in with the New Moon & Mercury Retrograde posts)

to get back on track with the goals for my jewelry business and my meditation practice and I've got some business stuff I want to write.

Once I write the daily forecast my brain goes, "OK, writing's done" - it's like a switch I can't flip back and I can't write anything else. Even my to-do lists have been all in my head - a very precarious place for anything these days. I think the weeklys will be better for planning and manifesting anyway.

Is this procrastination or preparation? - Astrology for Creatives, Friday January 16th

I received two promotional emails yesterday from coach bloggers about how to stop procrastinating. I guess they are hearing from people who are having trouble getting $hit done.

This is perfectly normal because 1. it's not really the new year until spring, most of us are still kind of hibernating and 2. the astrology has felt like we are driving our car with the parking brake engaged PLUS we are in the waning crescent moon phase and 3. baby, it's cold outside

(and now I am thinking about Bill Cosby - that song has been ruined for me forever)

TOGETHER is Where the Magic Lives - Astrology for Creative People - Thursday, January 15th, 2015

We have the Moon in Scorpio square Jupiter in Leo - we need to teach, but also to preach now. With Mercury in Aquarius and preparing to go retrograde - the same old thing will fall on tired ears. This is a great day for productive work!

We still have Mars (in Pisces) square Saturn (in Sagittarius) - think about what happens when a rock is thrown into still water. The water is affected and continues to move long after the stone has landed. Impact can be made by being like that stone now. Saturn is nothing if not patient.

Hitting the Security Checkpoint - BUSINESS Astrology - Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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I launched/limped/leaned into the New Year with my only resolution "remember to write 2015 instead of 2014", which I just did several times this morning while writing out a few checks and high fived myself afterwards.

Note if you are reading my blog, this is the kind of person you might be taking advice from - don't say I didn't warn you.

Mercury (communication) makes a sextile to Uranus (revolution) today making it a great time to present new, cutting edge information to people. Stay open. That amazing idea could pop right into your head now. This is an excellent time to meditate. Mental breakthroughs can happen.

Chasing Venus - BUSINESS Astrology for Tuesday, January 13th

I've decided to move the daily horoscopes back here for a bit since posting in two places is above my energy level and pay grade at the moment and this blog feels a little lonely.

(it's this or I get her a boyfriend and she's very head strong and difficult to please these days)

Maybe since we are approaching my Aquarius Sun season, my freak flag needs to fly! I hope you enjoy them.

Full Moon in Cancer Part II - shifting away from what is weighing us down and preventing us from stepping into our own power

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Part I is HERE

On December 23rd, Saturn moved out of Scorpio (that sigh of relief is the fixed signs - Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio exhaling) into Sagittarius. The mutable signs will be dealing with his greatest personal impact now, but it will shift directions and activities for all of us.

Then tonight, to kick 2015 (the Year of the Sheep) off with a bang, we have the first Full Moon of the year; a Full Moon in Cancer - the Wolf Moon. Full Moons shine a light on something or bring a culmination to something that has been expanding in our lives. The work we have done or not done in the past (in particular intentions and activities set into motion at the Cancer New Moon last July) begin to bear fruit or regrets now.

Full Moon in Cancer - January 4th-5th, 2015! Pluto, Pluto, Pluto! Part I

Full Moon have reputations for high drama. One moment we are on a quiet, late afternoon hike through the park and the next we are howling at the night sky, biceps ripping out of our shirts, running naked through the trees. We don't notice the branches cutting into our feet, the cold winds whipping our ears or the icicles beginning to dangle precariously from our private parts.

The high drama at the Full Moon is about our awakening to something that has been building to a point where we finally notice it. Full moons bring in lots of light, after all, and the werewolves, like us, had lots of little clues, ie wolf bite, growing hairy fingers and pointy canines - that something was amiss long before the full moon beckoned them (and us) into the woods.