weekly astrology forecast | June 5th - June 11th, 2023 - relationship and financial changes, power struggles, valuable information, the conversation changes, plus pluto backs into Capricorn for the rest of the year

the astrology of the Full Moon in Sagittarius | June 3rd - 4th, 2023 - big culminations, attracting something better and more fruitful

weekly astrology forecast | May 29th to June 4th, 2023 - fated week ahead, big moves and financial situations, unexpected news, forgiving our families and reaping the bounty from the good that is behind us

weekly astrology forecast | may 22nd to may 28th, 2023 - big moves, power plays, painful moments, reality checks, karmic pivot points, last week's battle of the gods continues ...

New Moon in Taurus | May 19th, 2023 - slow and steady growth, focus on improving your own skill set, focus on creating stable ground in an unstable world, focus on what you already have

the astrology of 2023, Part VI | Jupiter into Taurus on May 16th for the next year - a change of fortune, a slow but sure accumulation, growing what matters, enjoying the fruits of our labor, new ways to get lucky


weekly astrology forecast | may 15th - 21st, 2023 - fixed grand square pressure, danger will robinson energy, power struggles, karmic entanglements, explosions, plus a new moon in taurus, our luck is changing folks!

weekly astrology forecast | May 8th - May 14th, 2023 - changes with money, resources and values, presenting ourselves in new and surprising ways, at the end of the week mercury stations direct and we are moving on!

the meaning of the astrology of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio | may 5th, 2023 - fated conclusions, delusional devotions end, money and resources on everyone's mind, changing opportunities ahead, stay flexible

weekly astrology forecast | May 1st - May 7th, 2023 - Mercury meets the Sun, Pluto stations retrograde, big lunar eclipse in scorpio opposing uranus, clarity, death postponed, fated And surprising endings

weekly astrology forecast | April 24th - April 30th, 2023 - the eclipse spin cycle and mercury retrograde, fated and amazing week ahead, what are you planting? what are you fired up about and losing sleep over? we are drawn to the future like a moth to the flame

the astrology of the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aries | April 20th, 2023 - a second chance to make sure what we start and who we are becoming will not be a "has-been" before it's even a "been", the Eclipse spin cycle begins

weekly astrology forecast | april 17th to 23rd, 2023 - eclipse season comes in with a bang, aries new moon brings a second chance to start, mercury stations retrograde

today's astrology forecast | wednesday, April 12th, 2023 - lightning bolt moments, the future is right in our face, home and family matters, are, yes, slowing us down for a reason

I didn't get back for a weekly, so it looks like a couple dailies will have to do! 

This is the week before next week's SECOND New Moon in Aries this year - very unusual guys, something in our life is REALLY wanting a new start. Next week's New Moon is also our first Solar Eclipse in Aries since 2005 at EXACTLY the same degree (within minutes) of the Solar Eclipse on April 19, 2004. 

Jupiter, the planet of bigger-is-better, expansion, opportunity and generosity has just had his annual pow wow with the Sun

(don't forget Jupiter is the ancient ruler of Pisces, the sign of sacrifice, so what I find, and I have my natal Jupiter in Pisces, so this may be more obvious/true for me than a universal thing, but it is still something to think about because it may be the way Jupiterian stuff is designed to work. My attention/passion - and I should also note my Sun is in the third house in Aquarius, so naturally prone toward this being "idea" oriented  - moves to something new and then the old thing kind of withers over time. It must be sacrificed to the new thing. You might be thinking, duh, that's obviously how life works. But maybe not always so obvious to everyone, and sometimes this sacrifice thing, might have to come first. Sacrifice being a word that has gotten a bad rap, but part of the way the Jupiter good-stuff is intrinsically designed to get to us).

Today, we are just hours past the Sun/Jupiter conjunction. Kind of PAST THE TIPPING POINT with something. There is a stellium in Aries (multiple planets), so whatever you are FIRED UP ABOUT is what this is. Fired up can mean passionate or pissed or even worried about (since our warrior energy can turn worrier sometimes). Vesta is here, so it might be something keeping us up at night. That second New Moon next week is making it clear life isn't fooling around. THIS IS GETTING STARTED. 

Right now, the Moon - who rules Mars while he is in Cancer - is moving through Capricorn. Life is serious business. We are nurtured by rules and boundaries and how many cans of peas we have lined up in our cupboard. Although, with Saturn in Pisces, even this is STRETCHY. The rules are changing. 

The Moon will trine Mercury this morning EDT and trine Uranus tonight. Good energy for serious conversations and being open to new things in a realistic way. 

Lightning bolt moments. Breakthroughs. 

By tomorrow our same Cappy Moon will square Jupiter and the Sun - tension/frustration, the last quarter Moon, if something has been moving too fast, well, here's the HICCUP with that - then she will move into Aquarius and meet up with powerful Pluto. Something is important here/won't be rushed. How we are feeling will tell us alot about the future/what we will be working with. 

Today is also the day, the Sun, at 22 Aries, squares Pallas in Cancer. This is another slow your roll energy. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Pallas in Cancer pulls in home, family, the past, our maternal obligations. She is our wise warrior energy who works her magic through STRATEGY and recognizing patterns. The Sun is our ego/life force. In Aries, the Sun wants to GO, but he is kind of the fool here. We don't know what we don't know. 

The square to these 'family patterns/our past and past conditioning' today, is helping us to SEE THEM. Then we must decide/take action with what we see based on our current circumstances and who we are now - past Black Moon Lilith's summer in Cancer. 

The Sun in Aries will either plow through - which, looking ahead to tomorrow, doesn't seem all that wise. Or he will shift around the Cancer stuff, making decisions - we have the Moon in Cappy trining both Mercury and Uranus, our lower and higher minds - by adjusting/changing/looking at our PRIORITIES.  For some people this Cancer energy can move in and we access a very old EXCUSE to hide. We don't want to do that AND we don't want to just plow over people/go too fast. There is a third road here and Pallas is just the energy to allow us to recognize it. This energy can show up quite literally as a home obligation (or self-care need) that slows our roll, and it's designed to, because home matters. Especially with Mars in Cancer. Does that make sense?

Stop and think. But don't just stop. 

xo all

today's astrology forecast | Monday, April 10, 2023 | faith, hope, a time of action and motivation and beginner's luck

I didn't get a chance to get to the weekly this weekend, hopefully I will have it up tonight. The end of the week looks challenging, so plan light. 

For now, though, things are looking up and so are we. 

The Moon is in optimistic Sagittarius - we are nourished/nurtured through adventure, through our big picture beliefs, our faith, by what is foreign to us, by making something bigger/taking something further. She will trine (brakes off) both the Sun and Sag ruler Jupiter tonight EDT. 

We are feeling good. 

The Moon's trine to the Sun is this month's waning trine. Sagittarius/Aries at 20 degrees. Our Full Moon story from last week continues to unwind. Something here falls into place - there is a smooth current between our Sag and Aries houses. Collectively this looks something like optimistic action, expansion. 

This is all about POTENTIAL.

The Sun is also applying to his annual meeting with Jupiter tomorrow. Some astrologers call this "the luckiest day of the year", (note Sag luck comes through confidence and often a bit of risk taking) but what you will really find is that the positive qualities/the hope of some combination of the house in your chart they meet in - this year it is Aries - and the houses Jupiter and the Sun rule in your natal chart are MADE VISIBLE. 

With Jupiter/Sun, again, we get to SEE THE POTENTIAL and sometimes we get LUCKY. In Aries, there is often a kind of 'beginner's luck' when we don't know what we don't know and we move forward anyway. Be brave. 

HERE is my post about Jupiter in Aries that could be helpful now. 

Note the Moon will be void tomorrow from 6:48AM EDT to 1:33PM EDT  and then she goes into Cappy where she is required to be strong and get down to business (not her favorite place, but can be useful depending on your purposes and it certainly helps ground all this fire). 

If you are going to use the Jupiter/Sun/Moon to START SOMETHING SPECIFIC - today/tonight are good. Tomorrow is, too, just avoid that void Moon period if you need specific results or are starting something new. Venus will also move into Gemini tomorrow and trine Pluto. That's a smooth flow and pulls in our Aquarius and Gemini houses - this will also pull in focus and INTENSITY.  Keep in mind, today is Venus's last day in her home sign of Taurus. 

Next week we get that second New Moon in Aries - the one that asks us what we forgot to START and to get going with THAT - this can be powerful motivational energy, but also, combined with these other energies, have us feeling like we have to start NOW and then we muck it up by doing something half-assed. We do/will have to start what we neglected to start or what we couldn't start any earlier, but we can also BE SMART ABOUT IT. 

Anyway, back tonight or tomorrow with more, but I wanted to pop this up since the beginning of this week has some nice ADVANTAGEOUS energy - and the end of the week looks more challenging - something to keep in mind.

With Aries - results come through action, courage, starting, our masculine energy, MEN. 

This is also the day, Juno meets Uranus and Ceres opposes Neptune.

Juno is about partnerships and contracts (also what we will do to maintain the favor of the "king"/connection to power) and Uranus is about change, liberating/chaotic. We might meet an unusual person now or begin a more "freeing" phase of a relationship. Ceres/Neptune brings a culmination/ending which, in Pisces, could be more of a 'slow dissolve' around something we have been nurturing or a change of life situation outside our control. Ceres is retrograde and this is their second meeting out of three. The retrograde period is always about re-viewing, re-vising. Nurturing. Healing. What is working? What can be revised? What is out of our hands anyway and we need to have faith - Moon/Sun/Jupiter?

I hope something here is helpful.

xo all

Full Moon in Libra | April 6th, 2023 - a change of heart, new ways of finding peace, RELATIONSHIP EYE-OPENERS and conclusions, RESOLVING VERY OLD BATTLES with ourselves through other people, learning to live and love in an unstable time

weekly astrology forecast | April 3rd - 9th, 2023 - communications and information, money talks, power struggles, creative opportunities, hurt feelings, signals about the future, big full moon in libra focused on our relationships

today's astrology forecast | Thursday, March 30th, 2023 - long void moon, the changes with love and money and resources this week are a cosmic course correction, lean into something new with its roots in something old, what is keeping you up at night?

weekly astrology forecast | March 27th to April 2nd, 2023 - good news, big ideas, big arguments, love and money surprises, an emotionally stabilizing grand water trine, a definite go for it week with a couple caveats to the 'go for it' thing

Pluto into Aquarius | 2023 - 2044 - fear of the future, the power of technology, the power of socialism, the power of friendship, the dangers of group think, overhauls happening overnight, the end of knowing what's next, life after work and ambition

the meaning of the astrology of the New Moon in Aries | March 21, 2023 - ain't no turning back now ....

If you are here, alive on this planet right now, and I assume you are if you are reading this, although some days I wonder about all of us :) well, we are IN IT. 

Things are LIT as the kids say. Or does everyone say this now? I need to keep up. 

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 1:22PM EDT the Aries Moon meets up with the Aries Sun at 0 degrees launching a new lunar month and year. This is impulsive, fiery energy.

Years ago I heard an astrologer say that for Aries, life is something like, "Ready. FIRE! Aim.".  And, yes, this is what we need to be cautious of here, BUT not so cautious that we don't make a move, take a risk/the call/a chance. 

Aries says speak up, do something, it's GO TIME, ready or not. 

Let's unpack the chart!

The New Moon meets the Sun at 0 degrees Aries. The Moon opposes a retrograde Ceres in Libra EXACT. The Moon sextiles Pluto in Capricorn. The Moon is inconjunct Saturn in Pisces. The Moon squares Mars - ruler of Aries and ruler of this lunation. Mars is conjunct asteroid Chaos EXACT. Mars squares Ceres. Mars trines Saturn (applying) and squares Neptune (separating). Venus is conjunct the North Node in Taurus and also conjunct Juno EXACT. Jupiter is inconjunct Uranus EXACT. 

The Moon meets the Sun at 0 degrees Aries. We are starting from the very beginning with something. 0 degrees Aries is called an Aries point - first degree of a cardinal sign. Our collective attention is together, so often this means big things are happening in the world. An Aries point New Moon pretty much assures collective events will be important. 

As with all New Moons, the skies are dark. The seed goes into the ground. The sperm goes into the egg. The start is in the dark. We can't see what is happening/where this is going. In fiery Aries, starts can be fast, impulsive, passionate. Things can come up quickly and we are going to WANT TO RESPOND. What are you feeling fired up about? Head in that direction. With the Sun and Moon together our life force/energy and our emotions are on the same page. Our conscious and unconscious in the same space/portal. Conjunct planets initiate new beginnings. In Aries, it is no less than our very IDENTITY that is impacted - we are BECOMING SOMEONE NEW. 

The New Moon opposes Ceres retrograde in Libra. This is our needs/wants vs those of our partners.

Since this is exact here we are definitely needing to deal with this with whatever is starting. Oppositions can bring endings/culminations. For something to start, something else needs to end. This might speak of a relationship ending or the need to correct some kind of imbalance in our life. With Ceres here, this could be about a nurturing or caregiver situation, child/parent for example, and something NEW comes along that requires us to rethink/re-examine/re-prioritize the care we are putting into someone/something, so we can put more care into this NEW thing or ourselves. 

Since Ceres rules the seasons of our life and things outside our control, this might be about a "change of life" situation that closes one door, our foot in the door will only get crushed - it's closing -  and then the New Moon opens another. 

(I know about this crushed thing from experience. I was in Florida for a few days last week. I will tell you guys all about it in a later post. I was getting dropped off at the airport and I went to stop the car door from closing, I think, wth I was doing is kind of unclear at this point, but I was standing outside the car with my hand on the door.  I managed to totally close the door on my thumb. The door was closed flush with the car and my thumb was in the door. Crushed. I had to open the door with my other hand and I was thinking OMG I just broke/crushed my thumb, MY RIGHT THUMB, and my trip is canceled. But, luckily for me, and my right thumb, they must make these car doors with more cushioning these days because it wasn't broken. It was flattened, then swollen, cut up and throbbing, of course and  I had to sneak some contraband ice - although it's a solid not a liquid anyway, or that was what I was going to say if caught - onto the plane and then proceeded to ice it for about a steady 24 hours. It's still a little wonky and swollen, but doesn't hurt and will be ok - my life flashed before my eyes though .... maybe I have a strong right thumb from holding cans of propane to braze, like I think, or maybe, as hubs says, I had my hand in exactly the best spot, if there is a best spot for such thing, where the door curves, to prevent total demolition. Either way that was number 1 of about 100 surprising things from my trip, I will tell you guys about :)

The New Moon's sextile (creative opportunity) to Pluto catches Saturn, ruler of Pluto right now, at the mid-point. With Saturn freshly minted in Pisces and in this awkwardness with the New Moon, the materialization of solid things will not be a straight line. But, since he rules that sextile I am thinking some roadblocks/limits will end up being a 'blessing in disguise' kind of thing. Note this aspect is separating/has somehow already happened. 

Venus and Juno are tightly conjunct and have just passed over the North Node and opposed the South Node.

THIS is the future. Right here. Right NOW. The one we have attracted by focusing on what we TRULY VALUE (or not). By being slow and steady (or not). By seeking moderation and quality (or not). By leaning into something more simple and stable (or not). By having mutual respect and dignity within our relationships (or not).  

Keep in mind conjunctions start new chapters which, of course, unfold from the preceding chapter. Note Juno is retrograde and about to back into Virgo when she will be all about fixing the relationship stuff that isn't working (or ultimately forgetting/releasing what isn't fixable as she opposes Saturn at some point not too far from now).

Venus/Juno are opposing the South Node. Oppositions are endings and the opposition to the South Node is kind of echoing Ceres opposition to the New Moon. Something needs to be released here to free us up. 

Scorpian "somethings" can be about complicated entanglements, third party situations, debt, compulsions, manipulations - a loss of power in some area of life might be expected/need to happen in order for us to focus on the new seeds in the ground, which, keep in mind, we can't really even see yet with these dark skies, so might not even seem worth it at this point. The stars say otherwise. 

Mars has recently started covering new degrees in Gemini, the sign he has been back-and-forth in since August. This is important to notice. Also he is in a mutual reception - for a VERY BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME THAT INCLUDES THIS NEW MOON ACTIVATION - with Mercury in Aries. This is good news. Mars - as us - is covering new ground and can get to Aries (back to himself) through Mercury. Mercurian pathways include our thinking, ideas, conversations, information, tech, siblings, transportation. This is a better position than Mars, as us, was in even a week ago, so keep that in mind, We aren't pulling the Mars crap we have been dealing with FOR MONTHS into this New Moon fresh start. 

Mars is in a complicated position though and he rules this New Moon. 

He is still out-of-bounds/not playing by the Sun's rules. This might sound like a good thing if you are feeling somewhat rebellious, but it usually isn't. He forms a T-Square with the New Moon/Sun, although out of sign and it will never perfect, so it's aggravating and we can't get past it, because it's not really even there. We might in some way, and this isn't always a bad thing, feel pushed into both the fiery fresh start in Aries and the Libran ending/conclusion. His smooth and stabilizing trine to Saturn does perfect and will reach perfection (exactness) on March 30th. This is our actions harmonizing with the rules/authority/structure, or our dreams, and will be Cancer/Pisces so maybe more emotionally and intuitively stabilizing than rock solid, but that's ok. It will feel good. 

Mars is also EXACTLY conjunct asteroid Chaos. 

Yes, I know, so, that doesn't sound good and is kind of re-emphasizing Mars being out of bound and the fact Pluto is about to go into Aquarius and start answering to chaotic Uranus. Chaos would likely indicate a period of doubt, overwhelm and confusion. This New Moon event catalyzing chaos isn't really surprising with everything going on in the world right now. 

For us, personally, anytime we have an Aries New Moon, because Aries is the first sign and doesn't know what it doesn't know - we are going to have to deal with some chaos. We are going to need to be brave, and Aries IS brave, so there we go. We might want to turn around and go backward, but with so many planets about to change signs within just a couple days there is no way this is going to work - except maybe the Ceres/Libra relationship/nurturing/change of life thing - and even that we may have to just throw up our hands at some point. 

There is no point looking backward because there is nothing back there for us anymore. This will likely be brought home to us over the next month. 

Mars sits at 28 degrees Gemini during the New Moon which is the home of fixed star Polaris. Polaris is also called the North Star (if you were standing at the North Pole it would be directly over your head) and is located at the tip of the tail of the small bear and has been used as a navigational star for centuries. This is probably the star we were wishing upon as children, so I like to think it carries the energy of millions of childhood wishes (one of the reasons I named my lockets, Polarity). 

Let's think of it like that ...

To bottom line this New Moon in Aries - we get the energy for a fiery, bold, brave NEW START likely focused on ourselves. We are at the very, very beginning of something. We can't see where this going and things will be subject to change. Chaos is likely. We don't know what we don't know, so we need to stay flexible. If we are still exhausted from all the Pisces we have been dealing with, I know I am, well, we don't have to run a marathon here and all this Aries is designed to WAKE US UP - ie motivate us/aggravate us/spur us to action anyway. 

The price of admission, yes, there is a cover charge to open this new door, is the ending of an imbalanced nurturing situation or relationship that needs to culminate or be scaled back to allow this New Moon energy the fertile ground it needs to flourish (Ceres back into Virgo will help us fix it or forget it). 

Keep in mind - there is an unusual and potent second New Moon in Aries - which is an Eclipse - in about a month, so there are some 'second chance' vibes in play, although the world is going to be a very different place by then, being that Pluto will have changed signs for the first time since 2008 and Mars, ruler of this lunation, will have moved on, too. 

What are you going to do proactively with this energy? 

Start with your affirmations. They will help you get clear about what you want/what you need to do. I'm thinking somewhere around 4PM EDT on the 22nd as the Moon applies to her conjunction with Jupiter and sextile to Mars. The morning of the 23rd is good, too.

If we chart the course of the Moon in Aries we will see the Moon meets the Sun, then Mercury, then Chiron, then Jupiter, then goes void off a sextile to Mars (remember that square we start with to Mars is out-of-sign), so as we move through the New Moon cycle we move into that creative opportunity/sextile with Mars. 

Since the Sun and Moon are together we can chart this New Moon through the Sun, too. The Moon does everything within a couple days and then the Sun : meets the Moon on March 21st (New Moon), the Sun won't catch up with Mercury because Mercury is FLYING (we will be, too), meets Chiron on April 5th (light on a wound/vulnerability), meets Jupiter on APRIL 11th (Venus will also be trining Pluto this day, mark your calendars, this is about luck, faith, love, power), the Sun won't sextile Mars because Mars will also have moved on. So the solar story from this New Moon ends with that conjunction with Jupiter. Sun/Jupiter is hopeful, lucky, expansive energy.

So we have a good closing aspect for the Moon and a good closing aspect for the Sun - this is always a good sign and, I think, a good place for me to stop :)

New Moon Affirmations 


This New Moon is an excellent time for energetic support to make changes with things ruled by Aries (and your natal/progressed Aries house themes) - the head (headaches, acne, eyes, brain), the overall physical self, exploration, initiative, courage, leadership, strength, stubbornness, impulsiveness, temper tantrums, anger, stress from inaction/worry - what do we need more of in our lives, what are we needing to release.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a calm, centered frame of mind - always make affirmations from a  positive space (meaning both certain and upbeat) - write your affirmations down by hand in script, speak them out loud. With a fire New Moon maybe write your affirmations on strips of paper and burn them. Now release your attention from these things knowing that your intention is known 

Know these things are already yours

xo all

Back with the Pluto into Aquarius world changes post I have been procrastinating .. oh my

weekly astrology forecast | march 20th - 26th, 2023 - New Moon in Aries at the EQUINOX, Pluto into Aquarius, Mars finally leaves Gemini, Venus takes her power back, the future is here!


weekly astrology forecast | March 13th - 19th, 2023 - dreams and reality colliding and working together, cue an exploding head emoji or two

weekly astrology forecast | march 6th -12th, 2023 - busy week, full moon in virgo, saturn into pisces, endings and beginnings

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. 

This week is BIG . Next week is BIG. The next week is BIG. Alot is in flux. 

By Wednesday, Saturn will be out of Aquarius, not to return for almost three decades. Some will feel this right away. Happening during Pisces season will really amp up his move into mutable water!

The sextiles this week will pull us into next week's more challenging squares, so double check things THIS week. Finish up what you can. This much Pisces can lead to miscommunications and misunderstandings. Check in with people who are disconnected. Know the effects of drugs/alcohol will be greatly amplified. Take your vitamins. Get enough sleep. 

MONDAY - Sun sextile Uranus


SATURDAY - Venus sextile Mars, Mercury sextile Uranus, Juno enters Taurus

SUNDAY - Jupiter conjunct Chiron

MONDAY - the Sun, at 15 degrees Pisces, sextile Uranus in Taurus

This is SMOOTH CHANGE that can create, over time, greater stability, security with our resources, self-esteem, money or values. Freedom. Liberation. Making the 'dream real' energy. The new is integrated easily through the Piscean energy of going with the flow, relaxing our grip, using our imagination, etc. The Pisces Sun makes our ego less solid/no boundaries and so is able to work with the fixed earth of Taurus. Note, Mercury will be here Saturday, so we could SEE the new now and be talking about it/making plans later in the week. Note - sextiles are not strong aspects, so some kind of action needs to be taken with this or it will just float right on by us. Water and earth can make beautiful clay pots or mudslides - it's up to us. 

TUESDAY - the Moon, at 16 degrees Virgo, opposes the Sun in Pisces, Saturn leaves Aquarius, after about 2 1/2 years and moves into Pisces for the next 2 1/2. 

This has its own post HERE. Collectively Virgo Full Moons can culminate health or work situations. Results can come in. The Full Moon's trine to Uranus in Taurus can bring in money or situations that increase our resources/values or self-esteem. The Full Moon's square to Mars speaks of tension/frustration with communications, details, information. It can make people argumentative. It can make it hard to focus/sleep. 

There is likely to be alot going on. Emotions can run high. 

Collectively Saturn in Pisces is the LONG GOOD-BYE. Letting go of what we can't control and focusing on being responsible with what we can is our best way through this transit. By the time Saturn reaches Aries - and Neptune - in February 2026, our reality is going to be totally transformed!

SATURDAY - Venus, at 23 Aries, sextile Mars in Gemini while Mercury, at 15 Pisces, sextiles Uranus in Taurus, Juno enters Taurus

Lots of creative opportunities at the end of the week as Venus makes an opportunistic sextile with Mars - what we want and what we have to do to get what we want working together. Aries/Gemini. Fire and air. Action and words/ideas/communications. AND at the same time we have Mercury making ANOTHER opportunistic sextile to Uranus. New ideas and information. Talking about change. Making future plans. Learning new things. 

Juno enters Taurus. Commitments. Our relationships can become more stable, focused on what is valuable/real. We can partner for money/see the way partnerships make us more or less financially stable or hurt/help our self-esteem. We might become possessive of a partner. Not a good transit for long distance relationships or anything less than what we see as rock solid. We know Juno in Taurus will meet up with the North Node in Taurus to 'seal the deal' and then she will be on a collision course with chaotic Uranus at some point, so just when that 'rock solid' grows too stagnant, there will be CHANGE. It's all good. 

SUNDAY - Jupiter meets Chiron, repeating Venus's move last week. A very old wound is triggered, maybe around our ability to take care of ourselves/be ourselves, triggering an opportunity for HEALING. Our vulnerabilities can be visible/magnified. Jupiter's blessings come through faith, generosity and taking a risk - keep this in mind.

The Moon on Monday and Tuesday is in Virgo - so very productive, organized, practical. The Full Moon's aspects will fuzz things up, and the square from Mars will pull in some challenges. Our best bet is that trine to Uranus. We talked about all of this HERE. The Moon goes void on Wednesday at 9:07AM EST off a productive trine to Pluto (power, career, goals). She is void until 9:44AM EST when she moves into Libra. Now we are nourished through balance, beauty, other people, love. While in Libra, over the next couple days, she will oppose both Jupiter and Venus and trine Mars. Those oppositions could brings conclusions, endings. The smooth trine is echoing Venus/Mars on Friday. The Moon n Libra goes void at 6:36PM EST on Friday off a testing/power struggle square to Pluto. She is void until 7:06PM EST when she dives into Scorpio to give us a deep/immersive weekend. In Scorpio her aspects are mostly all good, other than an opposition to Uranus (change, the unexpected). By next Monday the Moon is making her monthly waxing trine with the Sun for a smooth release. 

Next week we have:

Mars square Neptune, Sun conjunct Neptune, Mercury conjuncts Neptune, Sun squares Mars, Mercury squares Mars, Venus square Pluto, Sun conjunct Mercury, Venus enters Taurus, Venus sextiles Saturn, Mercury sextiles Pluto, Mercury enters Aries - and then the following week we have the Spring Equinox/New Year/New Moon plus Pluto into Aquarius for the first time since the Revolutionary War - we are in it now, folks - rest when you can!

xo all

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weekly astrology forecast | February 20th - 26th, 2023 - new moon in pisces plus unexpected news that motivates us to take action

Sun conjunct Saturn in Aquarius for third and final time - what have we taken responsibility for over the last two and a half years? how have we handled the physical changes in our lives?

weekly astrology forecast | February 13th - 19th, 2023 - swept off our feet, attracting our dreams, reality checks and report cards, big words and turning points, money and relationship intensity

Mercury conjunct Pluto | Friday, February 10th, 2023 - secrets come out, the truth comes up, words are powerful, commitments are the real-deal, endings are permanent

Today's astrology forecast | Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 - the need to fix something and then let it go, becoming more self-reliant, unexpected opportunities that can reap tangible results

the meaning of the astrology of the Full Moon in Leo | February 5th, 2023 - garnering attention, finding our courage, sudden changes of fortune, something from out of left field

today's astrology forecast | Tuesday, February 7, 2023 and a look at the week ahead - the unexpected changes from the Leo Full Moon begin to unroll themselves

the astrology of 2023 | Part III - venus retro in leo this summer - rethinking what our heart wants, how we show-up and shine, the things we do for love, old loves and passions can be revived, breakups and breakthroughs, the summer of love

venus retrograde in leo summer of 2023

THE ASTROLOGY OF 2023 | pART II - Mars - finally leaves gemini in March, is in the thick of things this spring and fall, tries to clean up the mess this summer, our wounded masculine highly visible in 2023

MARS 2023

weekly astrology forecast | January 30th - February 5th, 2023 - breakthroughs, breakdowns and break-ups, BIG full moon in fiery leo, what needs to change, what is no longer stable

the astrology of 2023 | part I - the inner planets - Mercury in 2023, reviewing, revising and remaking the physical structures of our lives, becoming more useful, grounded and stable

weekly astrology forecast | January 23 to January 29, 2023 - another big week as the momentum picks up, here is the change that was postponed!

the New Moon in Aquarius | January 21, 2022 - here is the change that was postponed, opportunities to feel better, moving toward what's next, sudden insights, reinventing ourselves, our relationships and our situations

weekly astrology forecast | January 16th - 22nd, 2023 - reality checks and rewards, secrets come out, decisions get sticky, a focus on our goals and ambitions, here is the change that was postponed, the Chinese New Year is well timed to get 2023 started

the astrology of mars stationing direct in gemini | the game of life, why timing is everything

At 3:56PM EST on Thursday, January 12, 2023, Mars finally stationed direct in Gemini. 

Mars has been retrograde since the end of October creating delays, do-overs, transportation/tech issues, mind changes, abrupt actions that were maybe not such great ideas. He has picked at the scabs of old anger, old ambitions, old conversations, sibling and local community issues and ideas. Then, at the end of December, Mercury - the ruler of Gemini, so Mars has been answering to him/her - stationed retrograde, too. Double whammy. Double trouble. 

As Mars stations direct now, he is on 8 degrees Gemini where he has been for about the last week and a half and he will be here for another couple weeks. If you have a planet or point on 8 degrees of a mutable sign, you will be feeling the PRESSURE of this - that would be Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces.


And, everyone will have some space in their lives - this would be connected to your Gemini house theme or the house Mars rules in your natal chart, which would be your Aries, and also your Scorpio house theme - where things have been stuck, running on repeat, maybe where you have been dealing with challenging Martian situations (anger, etc). We have all been given/gifted with some challenging situation and been asked, or forced to, DEAL WITH IT. 

So what did we do? What are we doing?


It is good news Mars is moving direct, but keep in mind, like your muscles after a long squat, he is going to need some time to work out the kinks. This would NOT be the time for some big crazy move because situations ARE slowly coming unstuck anyway. They cannot stay stuck. In another 10 days, we are going to have both Mercury and Uranus direct and be in the energy of a BIG New Moon in Aquarius (which might even bring a prequel of the March Pluto into Aquarius prequel, yes a prequel of the prequel) - things are CHANGING.


So, for now, it is best to not overplay our hand. 


Our motivation, energy and focus WILL RETURN - we are not going to need to force ourselves to get going. We are going to get going.  Things are going to change.


If you are feeling something like the need to catch up/make up for lost time, make a fast move, that is probably NOT the feeling you are going to want to feed/react to right now if you don't want to just run things off into a ditch. We want to be responding and not reacting because remember Mars is still popping a squat and Mercury is still moving backward. Also note this does NOT mean to hold up things that are naturally moving forward or deny actions that you obviously need to make. WE ARE MOVING FORWARD. Just notice, for your own sanity, any 'pushes' that are coming from a false need to grab something quickly, catch up, etc. 


As Mars stations he is making a wide inconjunct to a retrograde Mercury in Capricorn. There is information, words, Mercury stuff INTERFERING with our momentum - it is not the time to push.


And speaking of Mercury, who is moving backward for a few more days, he is going to reach 8 degrees Capricorn (and inconjunct Mars), precisely as the Sun meets Pluto on the 18th. He/she will still be there, inconjunct Mars, who will still be at 8 degrees Gemini as the New Moon in Aquarius kicks off and Uranus stations direct on the 21/22. Mercury at 8 degrees Capricorn is EXACTLY where the South Node and Jupiter were when "time ran out" in January 2020. BIG things are happening. Pluto in Capricorn is going out with a bang.

This is why we can't really look ahead into the rest of 2023 just yet. I keep sitting down to write the posts and feeling like my timing would be off. I want to look ahead, but life is telling me to not get too far ahead of myself just yet.


The way we are moving through the next couple weeks - big girl pants on, the Sun is in Cappy answering to Aquarius who doesn't play. KNOW with the North Node in Taurus it is our resources, our values, our skills, our self-esteem, our natal Taurus house theme (even as it shaken up by Uranus) - that we can count on to get through this time. And remember Mercury stationed retrograde conjunct benevolent Venus, ruler of Taurus, she is HELPING US. Venus is in Aquarius now, we have to be smart. Not so emotionally invested in every little thing. We have to play it cool. Venus will be sitting with Saturn at next week's New Moon, so we know there are personal and financial reality checks coming. That's OK. Our big girl/boy pants are on.


After Mars gets moving, he is going to be in Gemini, repeating the degrees we have been walking since last August UNTIL MARCH. By the time he gets moving, all the planets will be direct. The green lights will be easier to see/feel.

I was going to post about the rest of 2023, but we really need to understand this first. 


When we get to March 2023 and so much new stuff is happening it will be about what we do between now and then, about HOW SMART WE ARE that determines how comfortable we are with this stuff. Reacting to your triggers right now will not be a good idea. Uranus has been hovering in the middle degrees of Taurus for what seems like dog-years now, and in fact the middle degrees of the fixed signs will be MEGA important in 2023, but by next summer Uranus will reach 20 degrees Taurus. That is brand new territory he is itching to CHANGE. And, alot of this other stuff will be behind us.

Today (Friday) is the day Venus will square Uranus. This is tense and reactive and speaks of the unexpected. Venus/Uranus are in mutual reception, so relationship and financial curve-balls tossed at us this week, should be OK in the end - benefit us somehow in the long run. Just remember Saturn is coming - reality checks, but also added stability and commitments. Dad is visiting next week, so don't make a big mess of things right now. Mars is trining Venus, so we should be able to get along with other people. Mercury and Uranus are delaying certain information, news and CHANGES we aren't ready for just yet. In another 10 days we will be full steam ahead, so knowing this, what do you need to take care of now? What needs to be wrapped up to free up some space/time for the new to find you?

The last time Mars stationed direct after a complete retrograde through Gemini, the United States was rushing into a war. Life is just as nervous to see what we do with these transits as we are 'to see what is going to happen' (and there isn't a 'thing that is going to happen', as I've said before, the 'thing that is going to happen' is the energetic aspects and transits that we are responding to and interacting with) - this is not the time for big moves because things are going to change and the Sun is going to meet Pluto and wipe some things out anyway and you will just end up wasting your time and energy - important resources we need to be prioritizing now. So take care of your health, stay on top of the important things, get enough rest. 


The Moon will be in Libra this weekend. She makes some nice aspects, but will also square the Cappy Sun (Saturday night) and then Pluto - which indicates some kind of imbalance, likely within our close relationships, will need to be balanced out BEFORE she meets Saturn at the New Moon at the end of next week. Don't skip this. The Moon in Libra is answering to that Aqua Venus (and remember at last week's Full Moon, whose energy is playing out now, Venus had that exact trine to Ceres who is almost certainly a co-ruler or modern ruler of Taurus) who is in mutual reception with Uranus (the future, hive-mind in Taurus, so physical real world things like our resources and money), so keep a cool head, detach a bit, be your authentic self, know you can take care of yourself, plot a smart course. Timing is everything. 

xo all

weekly astrology forecast | January 9th - January 15th, 2023 - gathering our momentum, painful words, difficult choices, opportunities to heal and lean into the new

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