Weekly Horoscopes for the Week of Feb 12-18th, 2017

Mars and Venus in Aries…. Let’s get into physical!

 

Weekly Horoscopes: 12-18th, 2017
Aries:

It’s so good to be an Aries this week! You’re red hot with the sizzling combo of both Mars and Venus doing your bidding at the moment. Plus, the lunar influence supports all things partnership and romance, especially during the first half of the week. The second half of the week is about going deep and seeking truth. Finally, you’ll be so ready to check out and vacay after the new Sun cycle starts on Saturday. The next few weeks are all about escapism and beaches. It will be nearly impossible to focus on work or anything mundane. You’ll need loads of glamorous distractions to see you through, darling.

Taurus:

The stars are super sweet just in time for V-Day, Taurus! Just be sure you don’t get so caught up in work that you forget to book time out for your beau. Too much work and no play, makes for one grumpy bull. You’re feeling crazy-pushed to finish everything as fast as possible which could lead to burnout. You’ll be desperate for some deep one-on-one time by Wednesday when the Moon enters your opposite stars so steer clear of the crowds. The big solar shift takes place this Saturday when the Sun highlights your social world and long-term goals. You are after the big dreams this year and nothing less!

Gemini:

February has some fabulous star alignments, especially true for V-day! The Moon is lighting up your romance zone right on Feb 14th and bringing all of the candy hearts, flowers and presents—lucky you, Gemini! Work steals you away during the second part of the week, so get the celebrations on the calendar first and foremost. The biggest news of the week arrives on Sunday as the Sun moves right on up to the top of your chart to shine brightly on your career. You will be the “it” girl for the next few weeks. Get your big projects on the map!

Cancer:

You adore holidays, and the more sentimental the better! Luckily this year’s V-Day promises not to disappoint. That said, the two days after V-Day are actually your most romantic days of the week. So if you have to put off your love celebration until Wednesday or Thursday, by all means go for it! You’ll be feeling more like a homebody during the first few days of the week. On Saturday, the Sun lights up your world of travel and long-distance adventure. Have your passport at the ready. As much as you adore your cozy sanctuary, you’ll be so ready to jet over the next few weeks.

Leo:

Let love rule this week, Leo. Then again, what else is new? Not only is it Valentine’s Day, but you’re feeling all full of fire and passion. Sparkling conversation is your idea of an amazing V-Day date with the Moon lighting up your talk zone on the 14th. If your celebrations take place later in the week, you’ll be happiest keeping it cozy at home with your beloved. The romantic vibes continue all the way through the weekend, so you can easily prolong the V-day goodness all week long. Plus, on Saturday the Sun moves into the most glamorous and dreamy sign (Pisces) of the zodiac for the next month. Life is but a dream!

Virgo:

Love and drama are in the air this week in full supply. Money talks this V-Day (the Moon will be lighting up your cash zone) so pray your beloved doesn’t cheap out or you’ll likely take it as a total insult/turn-off. It’s not that you’re a material girl per se, it’s just that you demand high quality in all that you give and receive. Let this be a known fact to anyone who wants to claim your heart. Conversations run deep during the second half of the week. If you’ve been dying to have “the talk,” now is your prime opportunity. On Saturday, the Sun will move into your opposite stars and illuminate your love life for the next several weeks.

Libra:

Valentine’s Day is here and has your name written all over it, Libra. Not just because you’re known to be the most romantic sign in the zodiac either. The amazing news is that you’ve also got the good fortune of having the Moon in your very own stars right on V-Day. You’re totally in your element and your chocolate-covered wishes are the cosmos command. Your focus shifts from relationships and love to money after Thursday. Let the early part of your week be the fantasy and the party. On Saturday, the Sun changes signs and so does your focus. After weeks of fun and pleasure, the work is calling.

Scorpio:

Your inner romantic is at the ready this week, Scorpio! For you desires run deep and most exceed the usual candy hearts and flowers routine. You’re after nothing short of soulmate level partnering this V-Day. You are not one to settle and would rather go solo than go shallow. The Moon will move into your stars late Wednesday night and put you in your intense, do or die best straight through until the weekend. On Saturday, the Sun will move into your love zone and light up romantic possibilities for the next month. You don’t date, you mate but true love is definitely in the stars now, Scorpio.

Sagittarius:

This Valentine’s Day is totally on point for Sadge gals! You’ve got both Mars and Venus kicking up a fierce love storm in your romance zone all month long. Your social side is strong during the first half of the week, so spending V-Day with more than just your beloved might be just the thing! If you’re a single Sadge, your friends will totally hook you up. The Moon will move into your fiery stars in time for the weekend. The Sun will move into your home zone starting on Saturday initiating a more introverted streak than you’ve felt in a minute. It’s a good time to get back to your roots.

Capricorn:

The world has you all entrenched at the moment but love is calling, Capricorn! Put down the newspaper and that project list and think chocolates and flowers. If you’re a single goat, the stars support your social world and this can only expand your opportunities for meeting that someone special. The super social vibe continues throughout the weekend, so let the celebrations continue. The Sun will shift signs and highlight communication starting on Saturday. After weeks of obsessing over finances, you can get back to feeding your head with wonderful ideas, new forms of learning and conversations galore.

Aquarius:

Your romantic fever pitch was actually last week, Aquarius (remember that whopper of a Full Moon?) Alas, that doesn’t preclude you from a lovely V-Day. this week You’ll just be more inclined to a less emotional and dramatic version of the sentiments to balance out last week’s fervor. Plus, career interests compete for your attention this week as the Moon moves up to the tip-top of your chart. The other big shift of the week comes when the Sun leaves your fair stars on Saturday. The next phase is all about your money situation and getting your finances in tip-top condition.

Pisces:

You’re a total sucker for all things romantic and swoon-worthy. This is so your kind of week, darling. Not only is it V-day, but you’ll have the stars aligning to bring you dreaminess on every level. You’re feeling decadent for the big flower and candy day, but it won’t stop there. You have big, better, best on your mind all week long. The Sun will move into your stars on Saturday for the next month. Give yourself all of your favorite fantasy things from extra beauty rest to movies, to music to dancing. Glamour is yours 24-7 for the next few weeks, Pisces.

Weekly Horoscopes: Jan 30 to Feb 5th, 2017

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES 

JANUARY 30 TO FEBRUARY  5, 2017

Aries:

Relationships rule your week, Aries. Venus, the planet of love, beauty and money moves into your stars this Friday for added goodness for the next few weeks. You’re a total attraction magnet now! Plus, you’ve got the Moon in your firebrand stars between Tuesday and Thursday. Use this section of the week to get what you want as few if any will be able to resist you under the current influence. Use caution in business dealings this week due to the powerful merger between Mercury and Pluto taking place in your career zone. Finally, Jupiter goes retrograde in your relationship zone starting this Sunday. Get ready to rethink or revise your current contracts with others.

Taurus:

Dream big and bold this week, Taurus. The stars are giving you serious courage to go after goals that would normally seem too high risk. That said, you can still errr on the side of conservative when it comes to communication this week. People are extremely sensitive to the power of words and it could feel like you’re being tested. The Moon will move into your stars between Thursday and Sunday giving you an early February high energy surge. On Friday, Venus (your ruling planet) will get you all fired up to pursue long-distance travel adventures. You’ll also notice a new restlessness kick in where you need loads of physical outlets. Just watch your temper.

Gemini:

You’re a total social butterfly this week, Gemini. Prepare for more parties and dinners than your schedule can handle. Avoid double bookings and overcommitting. The key is prioritizing rather than panicking. Communication stakes are high now, especially when money or business ventures are involved. Be sure you know exactly what you want before you lay your cards on the table. When in doubt, write everything out for yourself first. Get into total integrity before making long-term commitments. Your popularity soars after Friday compliments of lovely Venus in your friends zone. The Moon goes into Gemini on Saturday just in time for a glorious weekend filled gab tests and distractions galore!

Cancer:

Your career star is on the rise this week, Cancer. Can you feel the powers backing your big projects now? Don’t hold back from greatness. You’ve been feeling the rise building for weeks, but there’s a new level of sweetness and cash at your disposal now. You can thank the stars for gracing the top of your chart for that, especially Venus now. You’re in high demand which could conflict with the need to retreat into your shell. Prep for epic relationship talks that could either change everything or get you hitched. Be sure you are in it all the way before taking your partnership to the next level. Chances are you have been ready for awhile and this is the moment you’ve been waiting for.

Leo:

Travel fever hits hard this week, Leo. You need your time in the sunlight after all, darling. The stars are in absolute support of you jetting to someplace warm, exotic and far, far away. Before you pack, be sure to square away and all necessary communications with bosses, co-workers or assistants. The stars are putting pressure on securing all of the details and honoring the integrity of your longer-term contracts and commitments this week. You’re all feeling the pressure to quit or commit if your heart just isn’t in your work all the way. Expect to rethink everything once Jupiter goes retrograde in your house of communication on Sunday.

Virgo:

You’re no delicate flower this week, Virgo. You might even surprise yourself with how little your tolerance and patience are for anyone’s pushy ways. You will absolutely defend your right to freedom and self-expression no matter what this week. The impulsive and feisty side of your nature could catch others off guard but it works for you. You’re more action and less talk now. You have unequivocal support from the stars to stand up for what you believe in and be the authority. You understand the power of using your authority for higher service which is why you seem to keep getting more of it.

Libra:

Relationships get fiery this week, Libra. As much as you’ll do anything to retain the peace, this week you have no recourse but to go to battle. It will bring the balance you seek. Plus, your loved ones respect you when you finally step out of the passive zone and get real. You can’t always be the one to compromise without severe consequences to your own happiness and wellbeing. Plus, if you’ve been too accommodating for too long, your temper will eventually snap. This is the kind of week where that’s highly likely too. Plus, Jupiter is going retrograde in your stars Sunday. Watch for reversals.

Scorpio:

This is the week when you become a total workaholic but love every second of it, Scorpio. It might seem like overkill to others, but when you’re as passionate about what you do as you are, it’s a love affair with your work. Communication is extremely loaded this week, so use extreme care and caution in every word choice. More importantly, check the energy and intention behind your speech. People will feel the vibes behind the words first, even while texting. Jupiter goes retrograde in your sleep and retreat zone starting Sunday. Take that as a major hint: vacation necessary!

Sagittarius:

Your love life is full of hot, fiery goodness this week, Sagittarius! The stars are bringing the romance and creativity in large supply now. Life should feel more like a love story than a problem to be solved for a lovely change. Trust your raw instincts and just go for what you want. It will be hard to stop you now anyway. Patience (lack of) could be your only pitfall this week. Your current sense of urgency can work either for or against you, depending on timing. Just be sure you don’t jump the gun before doing a little background check on your latest obsession. At least get a second opinion from your mates. You’re more impulsive than ever now when it comes to giving your heart away.

Capricorn:

This is a convergence week of passion, intensity and clarity. Your mind is working overtime to put all of the pieces together, but the resulting epiphanies make it all worthwhile. If you are giving yourself headaches from thinking too much, put the planning and plotting on pause so you can get back into balance and into your body. In fact, self-care is primary this week. If you’re out of touch with yourself, you have nothing left to give. You might be rethinking or revamping your career goals after Sunday when Jupiter goes retrograde at the top of your chart.

Aquarius:

Communication is all consuming this week, Aquarius. You have so much to say and very little patience or restraint when it comes to waiting your turn to speak. Plus, your words could fly right out of your mouth with rash intensity despite your best attempts to remain somewhat civilized. Your best bet is to write out the raw and aggressive version of what you have to say first, and then edit out any of the offensive bits. Your words can hit hard but you don’t want your intended audience to feel like you’ve personally accosted them with your speech. There’s a balance and you will find it. After Friday, you’ll be able to access the perfect blend of sweet and sassy. Sunday, Jupiter goes retrograde in your travel zone. No wonder you’ve been thinking of revisiting some of your favorite destinations.

Pisces:

Money is taking top priority again this week, Pisces. The brilliant part is that you’re completely transforming your relationship to your finances for the better. When you mix your incredible creativity and ingenuity with a determination to build up your assets, you’re a serious force to be reckoned with. You’re also more willing to take risks than usual under the current stars. You know that if you want the big money pay-off, you have to put yourself out there and be as original and eccentric as possible. You’re an innovator at heart, darling. Your ruling planet, Jupiter goes retrograde this Sunday for the next few months. This invites major personal changes and introspection between now and summer.

Weekly Horoscopes for the Week of January 16th, 2017

 

This week starts off with a Mars-Chiron conjunction in Pisces and builds up to the Mars-Saturn square. The tide continues to be high and we’re on the brink of a major watershed in our personal, professional and political lives. The Sun will shift into Aquarius right on the 4th Quarter Moon on Thursday (same day as the Mars-Saturn square). After working on building projects and strengthening our integrity over the Capricorn cycle, we’re ready to raise a little Cain now, especially to protect our freedom. We’ve learned the rules during Capricorn, and now we’re ready to break them when necessary to shake up an archaic and potentially fascist status quo. Aquarius fights for the good of the whole, realizing that we are all in this together.

Look to the Sagittarius and Pisces areas of your  horoscope for the greatest tension and potential consciousness/breakthroughs this week. Integrating the your highest truth and vision with the deepest longings of your soul is where it’s at now. Both Mars in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius are answering to Jupiter in Libra, the sign of Justice. We’re at a monumental moment in history, where we must passionately cling to truth, unconditional love, self-care and JUSTICE FOR ALL.

 

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16-22 January, 2017

Aries:

Too much work and no play, makes Aries one very grumpy gal, indeed. After piles of work you’re in dire need of the social. Luckily, the Sun comes to the rescue after Wednesday. Career has been rewarding but demanding (and a bit exhausting with the past few week’s of Mercury Retrograde). Now you can get back to networking and time with your mates. You’ll also be more tuned into your long-term goals, dreams and wishes between now and February 18th. Collaborations are an excellent idea now, especially if team up with someone who balances out your strengths and weaknesses. Success is calling!

Taurus:

The Sun moves up to the top of your chart this week and lights up your career zone for a month . This is fabulous for getting back in touch with your career mojo and worldly plans. In fact, professional perfection will be the focus for the next several weeks. The more experimental and future-forward your approach, the higher level the success, Taurus. Don’t be afraid to let go of your comfort zone because awesomeness awaits you just on the other side of safety. This weekend is perfect for intimate one-on-one time with your favorite human. Nix the group scene from Friday on as you’ll be wanting more depth.

Gemini:

You might feel like a Hermit on Monday but you’ll be a party animal by Friday, darling! The feelings of wanting to be alone are transitory. You’ll be back in the love buzz after Tuesday. Plus, keep that passport at the ready as travel fever hits you hard this week, Gemini. The Sun changes signs on Wednesday into Aquarius and lights up your adventure zone. Your restlessness will make it hard for you to sit still as you have foreign, exotic and warm countries on the brain. Friends play a crucial role in furthering your career goals now, so stay open to any and all invites. Even if you feel like staying home, don’t pass up a chance to socialize this weekend.

Cancer:

You’re still digesting last week’s Full Moon fervor in your very own stars. Give yourself time for all of the feelings to settle and make sense. Use the first part of the time for writing, journaling and all forms of correspondence. On Wednesday, the Sun shifts out of your relationship zone and lights up the area of your life having to do with intimacy and deep personal change. You are ready to experiment and take risks when in the past you would have been more inclined to hide in your shell. Your social life also gets a sweet boost. You’ll especially enjoy time with your mates over the next few weeks.

Leo:

Relationships move into the top priority this zone and replace your recent work obsession, Leo. The first part of the week bodes well for financial matters. You can get grounded in the details of your finances and finally get back into alignment for the upcoming tax season. After Wednesday, relationship themes take top priority in your world. Just don’t get so focused on the needs and wants of others that you lose yourself. Leo. You have such a generous heart that you forget when to draw the line. This weekend is ideal for solo time in your favorite cave of choice. You want depth and intimacy now.

Virgo:

This week starts off totally on your side. Literally as the Moon moves through your fabulous stars until Tuesday. Get a head start as you so adore, and the rest of the week will be seamless. You’ll be sad to see the Sun leave your romance sector on Wednesday, but now you’ll have the good vibes taking place in your world of work, health and rituals. You”ll get a new boost of energy and inspiration to turn your daily to-do list into a fantastic itinerary of experimentation and fun. Get grounded in your finances on Tuesday and Wednesday and catch up on communication on Wednesday and Thursday.

Libra:

Romance is totally surrounding this week, Libra. You’ll come out of hiding and home-body mode by Wednesday. The Sun will now light up your house of romance and creativity for the next few weeks. You’ll be feeling back in your social butterfly best, especially mid-week. The Moon will light up your stars Tuesday through Thursday, so work those charms and flirt your heart out, darling. The weekend is the optimal time to play catch-up on any lingering financial messes that you carried over from 2016. You thrive when your life is flowing and in balance, especially in the money department.

Scorpio:

You’re so private, Scorpio! You might think you’re totally hidden and safely tucked away in your favorite secret spot, but your friends want and need you. Get your social obligations out of the way early on in the week because you’ll be so ready to retreat after Wednesday. You’re on the verge of a four week phase when you need to withdraw from the world in order to plot, plan, experiment and get your bigger goals on point. The Moon will light up your intense stars just in time for the weekend to put you totally in your passionate element from Friday through next week.

Sagittarius:

Communication is non-stop and demands your full attention this week, Sagittarius. You may need someone to remind you to get off your gadgets at select intervals to save your sanity and your texting fingers. Too much screen time simply isn’t fabulous for your health. Tuesday and Wednesday are super social but also bring opportunities to work on your balancing skills. The toggle between self-care and worldly demands is an ongoing dance, but you can totally master it. Taskmaster Saturn has been showing the ropes for two years now. It’s all about streamlining and prioritizing. Take time out to retreat to your ideal place of solitude over the weekend.

Capricorn:

The Sun is getting ready to leave your pragmatic stars this week on Wednesday, Capricorn. Use your final few days to maximize your solar power by amping up your self-expression, creativity and vitality in that grand finale kind of way. The new phase is not so shabby anyway, as now you’ll have the Sun illuminating your money zone for the next few weeks. Finances take your top attention going forward. You can enthusiastically zero in on your spending, earning and saving patterns and make those desired changes. Think radical for best results as your eccentric side serves you well when it comes to money.

Aquarius:

Gear up for a monumental week, darling! The Sun moves into your eclectic stars on Wednesday for the next few weeks. It’s officially your birthday season too, so get you celebration on! It could feel like you’re coming out of a long, drawn-out tunnel but you’ll adore the energy on the other side of Wednesday. Your desire to travel is back as well. You won’t feel that recent restraint when you go to book your itinerary. Unexpected but fantastic career opportunities abound towards the end of the week, so keep your ears to the ground for something amazing.

Pisces:

Relationships are so all consuming at the start of the week, Pisces. Plus, you’re just coming down from a super social time that started last month. The sensitive, emphatic side of your personality will welcome a little downtime to catch up with your soul again. That break officially arrives on Wednesday when the Sun changes signs and illuminates your world of sleep, dreams and retreat. Friends will still try lure you out of introvert mode, but resist, resist, resist. Commit to extra beauty rest, Netflix and meditation over the next month for a life that you’ll love. Glamour and experimentation are also in the air now.

New Year Horoscopes 2017

Mars and Neptune merge which can certainly bring out the hopeless  mess in all of us…. but better that than hopelessness! Stay grounded, take deep breaths and watch for the 8th when Mercury Retrograde shifts. It’s rather wobbly this week, but if we go slow, retrace our steps, and simplify as much as possible, love will prevail!

Here’s a quick interview I did with KRON 4 in San Francisco about the year ahead:

 

 

Horoscopes for the Week of

January 2-8th, 2016 by Sherene Vismaya

Aries:

Welcome to 2017, Aries! So much is shifting and the year has only just begun. First off, you are craving serious solo time. You’ve got both Mars and Venus stacking up in your house of sleep, dreams and retreat this week making the thought of hiding under the covers extremely appealing. The Mercury Retrograde is still going strong and creating major confusion in the communication department. Plus, travel delays continue. After Wednesday, people might be even more blunt with their tongue (including you). Watch your thoughts and words with the utmost vigilance this week, darling. Opinions are a beautiful thing, but everyone has one.

Taurus:

It’s a New Year and a whole new world, Taurus. Your social life is at the top of your priority list this week. Friends, collaborators and networking galore is where it’s at. You’ll find the most sweetness when in the company of your best mates. This is definitely not a week to go solo. That said, communication is still tricky due to the last few days of Mercury Retrograde. Conversations can too easily turn to chaos and even fights when opinions clash. When in doubt, agree to disagree, Taurus. There’s really no reason to force an issue at the expense of a relationship.

Gemini:

2017 is off to a fast and furious start, Gemini. First off, your career is getting a super sweet boost of energy starting this week. Use those visionary powers for stellar dreaming and scheming. You will have more than enough inspiration to see you through for the next few weeks. Communication is still messy with significant others due to the last week of the Mercury Retrograde. It’s always good to double check that the other party actually understood what you were trying to say. When in doubt, say it twice and better yet—deliver it in person so they can read your body language too.

Cancer:

2017 is here and the wanderlust is setting the stage right from the get-go. The travel longing started late last year and just seems to be getting stronger despite your classic homebody tendencies. You’re actually dying for a major change in scenery, and the further away (read: exotic and warm) the better. Communication has been extremely tricky over the past few weeks, but you’ll be happy to feel that shifting as Mercury Retrograde is almost over. Now it’s important to be mindful about exchanges with coworkers and anyone who works for you as the misunderstandings are more likely to occur in that arena. Make sure you are not misquoted.

Leo:

It’s 2017—finally! You’re feeling super psyched on getting everything on your to-do list into the world as quickly as possible. You’ll have all the energy and creativity necessary to go-go-go for the next few weeks. The only tricky area continues to be communication. Lovers or loved ones could be especially confusing this week with mixed messages. Just because they seem totally emphatic with what they have to say doesn’t mean they have any idea what they are talking about. Mercury is still in retrograde after all. When in doubt, clarify and have the conversation again (preferably in person).

Virgo:

2017 is here—let the projects and list-making begin! Your hyper “do do do” mode hits the scenes immediately. That’s because your current list of dreams is endless and there are only 365 days in 2017. Plus, your relationships are going to be vying for most of your time and energy over the next few weeks. It’s easy to lose track of where your life ends and another’s needs begins, so you’ll need a firm grip on your own planner. Mercury Retrograde is almost over but this week could be one of the worst when it comes to confusion, messes and other mishaps. Chaos around the domestic front is especially prominent now, so don’t be surprised if you spiral into neurotic control-freak mode in an attempt to keep it altogether.

Libra:

It’s 2017 and there is no rest for the weary, Libra! That’s because you’ve got big plans. You prefer a more balanced and relaxing schedule, but alas daily life is extremely demanding. Luckily, it’s just as inspiring and glamorous as it is non-stop. You’ll have to enforce regular downtime to retain your much valued equipoise. The Mercury Retrograde is in its final week which means messy but almost over. Your own personal communication is especially affected this week, so focus more on listening and less on preaching. When your opinions feel especially strong, bite your tongue—just for the time being, darling. Discord is inevitable when so much miscommunication is in the air.

Scorpio:

Money rules your world in 2017. This week is no exception. In fact, the obsession with getting your financial arena in tip-top shape reaches new heights now. You have x-ray vision into how you can best revamp your overall banking strategies this week, so take full advantage of this insight. Sit down with your accounting records and let the magic begin. On a more glamorous note, your love and creative life is getting a fabulous boost from Mars for the next few weeks. Pleasure is your end all be all, but why let that take you out financially?

Sagittarius:

Ready, set—-2017, Sagittarius! You made sure you were at the top of your game before 2016 was over. All of your hard work and perseverance are totally paying off all year long and this is only the beginning. That said, you’re probably in dire need of some rest and retreat time now. It’s almost like you needed to cross the threshold of the New Year before you could give yourself permission to slow down. You’ll be especially enamored of your home, bed and bath over the next few weeks. Don’t guilt-trip yourself if you need to recoup at home for a minute.

Capricorn:

Your season has arrived, Cappie. The beginning of the New Year is always your fave and your best time to shine. You have the Sun lighting up your stars and you’re all about the big dreams now. Of course the current Mercury Retrograde in your sign has been slowing you down more than you’d like, but it’s also allowed you to review, revise and revamp your entire image in a way that makes you so 2017 ready! Plus, this is the final week of Mercury Retrograde. Communication gets sweeter and even borders on sheer poetry this week. You’re poetry in motion.

Aquarius:

It has finally arrived, Aquarius! Just when you thought 2016 would never quit. You might still be peering out from under the covers not quite ready to make the jump. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes a little retreat time is the perfect prep for stellar success. Communication with friends could be a bit off this week due to the Mercury Retrograde finale (almost finished!) This is actually an excellent week to get your finances together. Sit down long enough to feel creative about your current money situation. Accounting doesn’t have to be drudgery and depression. You can even make numbers magical and fun.

Pisces:

Welcome to a year that is no longer 2016, Pisces! The stars are totally lighting up your world in sweet and energizing ways from the onset this year! Venus in Pisces is bringing the beauty, love and extra cash to get you off on the right foot. Plus, you still have Mars powering up your constellation fortifying you with courage and determination to stay on top of your physical game and blow away the competition. Of course you never consider yourself a competitive person, but why not strive for excellence regardless? The Mercury Retrograde is ALMOST finished. Hang tight for one last week of potential communication chaos.

Holiday Horoscopes

Aries:

 

Aries:

Slow and low is the tempo this week, Aries. It’s tempting and rather easy to lose your cool and your personal possessions compliments of yet another Mercury Retrograde on tap this week. If you’ve been dying to upgrade your career plans and branding, this is your time. After Wednesday, the focus moves to your professional goals. As usual, you’ll be ready to jump-start the competition before 2017. Mars (your ruler) is inducing a poetry in motion feel but watch for slushy emotional scenes. You could suddenly feel more like a bleeding-heart empath than a warrior. Maybe it’s time to take a breather from the battleground.

Taurus:

You might be ready to jet for the holidays this week, but be sure to triple check your itineraries, Taurus. Yep, yet another Mercury Retrograde is in full swing and that means delays, communication snags, lost baggage and missed connections. Take it slow, retrace your steps and expect a few do-overs for the next few weeks. Pay attention to your possessions too for safe keeping. The Sun moves into your travel zone on Wednesday to inspire your next series of adventures. You’ll feel less all over the map during the latter half of the week. Your social life is about to blow up with plans, so pace yourself with enough down time. You hate being rushed.

Gemini:

Communication is quite a disaster this week, Gemini. Another Mercury Retrograde has arrived in time for the holidays. Yup, it’s that time of year again when it’s essential to back up your electronics, double check your receipts, and retrace your steps. It might be harder to slow dow and focus during the holiday hustle, so leave extra time for snags. The Winter Solstice on Wednesday initiates the official passage into winter in the Northern Hemisphere. No wonder your hibernation instincts are kicking in and extra beauty rest is irresistible. Lovely levels of inspiration kick in during the latter half of the week. Career crafting is on your mind from now until 2017.

Cancer:

Relationship talks require your undivided attention and patience this week, Cancer. By all means avoid texting your feelings and any trickier versions of expression that could be taken out of context. When in doubt, wait until you can sit down and have a real heart to heart. The final Mercury Retrograde is in full effect this week and throwing chaos into your communication mix with significant others. If there’s been an important conversation you’ve been avoiding, now is the time to finally work it through (in person only!) The Winter Solstice arrives on Wednesday and puts you into partnership mode for the next several weeks. Finally, travel fever kicks in later in the week breaking you straight out of any homebody habits. You’ve got your eye on adventures galore for 2017!

Leo:

Your work load is real this week, Libra. Down to the second planning might be your only recourse under such extreme pressure. You can expand time by carving out your schedule by the hour with clear intention and commitment. This will also help you navigate the tricky snags of this week’s big astro event, the final Mercury Retrograde of 2017. You’ll be feeling the chaos mainly in the realm of your day to day scheduling so double check your calendar details often. Paperwork and deadlines could also get a bit messy if you’re not on it, Leo. On a more poetic and romantic note, the last half of the week is perfect for your favorite mode of escape.

Virgo:

Keep calm and carry essential oils this week, Virgo. There’s one final pesky little Mercury Retrograde arriving just in time to throw your holiday plans into chaos and confusion. Flexibility with scheduling and expecting others to forget will save your sanity. You may be rethinking some of your romantic plans over the next few weeks. The best way to deal with the ensuing miscommunications is to avoid complexity and slow down as much as possible. The more time you make for resting, reviewing and retreating, the better. Romance and partnership themes take center stage for the next few weeks. Don’t be surprised if old lovers make an appearance.

Libra:

Ancient family themes that you thought were archived for the duration have a way of rearing their head this week, Libra. The final Mercury Retrograde is the big astro-event and setting the crazy tone for the week. Communication around family and domestic issues could prove to be more confusing than clarifying. Expect to go over the same topic more than once until everyone is on the same page. On a positive note, the Winter Solstice on Wednesday ushers in positive energy at home over the next few weeks. Spending time with family just feels good (even if you feel like you’re all speaking ten different languages).

Scorpio:

Communication is everything this week, Scorpio. Watch your thoughts, words and actions as if your life depended on it. The final Mercury Retrograde kicks in and is sure to throw your world of texting, scheduling and electronics into one snag after another. Keep your wits about you, darling. It’s nothing personal, it’s just messy out there. More levity arrives after the Winter Solstice on Wednesday. You’ll be more apt to see the bright side, despite any recent misunderstandings. The best news of the week is when your romantic and creative worlds get a fabulous planetary boost at the end of the week. The holidays are about to become incredibly dreamy and magical now.

Sagittarius:

Money is top priority this week, Sagittarius. No more excuses or procrastination maneuvers when it comes to sitting down with the bills and budget. The stars are begging you to sit down and balance that budget before you blow the bank or throw yourself into holiday spending remorse. The final Mercury Retrograde could be creating some annoying chaos around financial details for the next weeks. Stay on top of details and double-check all receipts. On the upside, the Winter Solstice arrives on Wednesday and initiates the next month of positive money-making magic in your stars. As much as you adore adventure and long-distance travel, you’ll be a homebody horse for the next few weeks.

Capricorn:

Aim to remain cool, calm and collected this week, Capricorn. The stars will do everything to test your patience now. The true tricky test comes with the Mercury Retrograde in your very own stars (which officially commences on the 19th). If you feel all kinds of backwards, upside down and sideways with your life at the moment, trust that you’re just in a potent little reset before your birthday. On Wednesday, the Sun will grace your stars for the next month at the same time that the Winter Solstice initiates the return of longer days and shorter nights in the Northern Hemisphere. Your energy will be on the rise as well. Communication might be messy with Mercury Retrograde but you won’t be lacking in imagination or poetry.
Aquarius:

You’re in your own world and it works for you this week, Aquarius. You want nothing more than as much time as possible to drift, dream and reflect on your bigger soul needs as possible. Add in the latest installment of Mercury Retrograde madness around communication and scheduling, and the idea of taking a break might be the perfect remedy for your holiday survival needs. Less is definitely more now, especially in the realms of texting and emailing. You’re getting so much insight and inspiration from your very own imagination now. You’re rethinking a lot of your plans for 2017 as well. The latter half of the week is perfect for money-making strategies.

Pisces:

Your social world is exciting but chaotic this week, Pisces. The final Mercury Retrograde of 2016 is throwing off your communication with friends and colleagues. Plus, nothing is moving according to original plan. Luckily, you’re the most adaptable sign of the zodiac, and can find creative ways of managing the mess. Your friends will be calling on you for solutions to the point where you’ll be powering off your gadgets on the hour to preserve your sanity. Not to worry, darling—Mars will be energizing your stars until January 27th to give you extra strength and courage to face and conquer anything and everything.

Winter Solstice 2016


 

We must believe that it is the darkest before the dawn of a beautiful new world. We will see it when we believe it.— Saul Aulinsky

The breaking of the darkest night, the shortest day cannot arrive soon enough. Those final days before the Winter Solstice — December 21 — tend to be the most challenging. We’d all love to stay in bed a little longer and nurse our woes a little bit harder. It’s quite tempting  to revel in some midwinter, “are the-holidays over yet” blues before the grand shift back toward the light.

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it feels like it’s dark outside by the time you have lunch. When the days are so short and light so scarce, it certainly can have repercussions on a psychological level. How do we keep the candle burning within? We have no choice but to be the light we wish to see in the world, especially when the world seems to be teetering on egomaniacal Alt-Right destruction.

The Solstice is a powerful time to turn inward and prepare for the big shift into a new year. The Sun also changes signs from expansive and visionary Sagittarius to practical and constructive Capricorn. Over the next few weeks, our focus will shift toward what’s useful and lasting. The current Mercury Retrograde so close to Pluto in Capricorn deepens the inner work and reflection. What did the elders have to teach us? You may be missing your grandparents and other wise teachers more than ever. Feels like we are entering a deep journey through the underworld of everything we are unconscious of in our communication, thought processes, and “mindset.” We can learn from our elders (Capricorn/Saturn). My great grandmother used to get so irritated with guests on the Johnny Carson show who would say “you know” and “like” as filler… and I caught this in my own speech habits recently. Of course this might seem like a superficial revamping of communication but there are always deeper layers to language, our choice of words, speech patterns, inflection, voice quality and even pace of speech. I realized this is the perfect opportunity over the next few weeks to really “listen” with new ears to ourselves and others and become conscious of our “voice”.

We have the opportunity to build our inner integrity and foundation now. This is one of the most powerful and spiritual days of the year as it holds all of the energy of the darkest-before-the-dawn moments of our consciousness. As Amma says: Don’t be discouraged by the darkness you see in the world: light your candle and step forward.

We have proverbially hit bottom and there is nowhere to go but up. There is a powerful rebirth taking place, a newly born moment coming out of vast darkness. The light is returning and the days will slowly begin to get longer. There is always something uplifting about knowing that we are on our way back toward spring, not to mention a year that is NOT 2016…. right around the corner. Trying to see in the dark can feel ominous. Surrendering to the unknown and staying deeply present is our best candle now and always.

Magic and Mania:: The Full Moon in Gemini

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Magic and Mania

The Full Moon in Gemini and the Mutable T-Square::

December 13, 2016

Language is the Ocean in which we live-Robert Kelly

The Full Moon in Gemini arrives on the 13th of December just days after the exact conjunction of Sun-Saturn (in the opposite constellation of Sagittarius) and just days before the Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn. No wonder our schedules, deadlines and “to-do” piles are on overload. Add in the endless distractions of social media, post-election chaos and the sea of unknowns AKA: “When is 2016 going to stop being such a bitch!” Deciphering fact from fiction, reality from illusion and the pure from the fake is no mean feat under the current tricky stars.

This particular Full Moon is in a T-square with Chiron in Pisces and the Sun-Saturn in Sagittarius. The missing leg of the T is Virgo so let’s break this lunation down, Virgo style into pieces we can assimilate. The four mutable signs involved in this Full Moon can create a mix of magic, mania, and mindfulness. Look to where Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces fall in your own horoscope to see where these energies are getting constellated in your own life and psyche at this time.

Chiron in Pisces:

Chiron in Pisces reminds us of the power of the invisible realms and the poetic basis of the imagination as instruments for healing of the subtle body. The energy behind what you say or what you choose not to say can carry stronger energetic reverberations than any concrete conversation ever could. Never underestimate the power of subtle vibrations and the intentions behind the illusory consensus reality. Healing happens when the imagination has access to the to continuous present. The space of infinite possibility one drops into when surrender happens. Easier said than done. The unconscious version of this is spacing out or getting lost in your Instagram feed for hours. Chiron in Pisces urges us to be mindful of the images you ingest. So much communication is happening on a subliminal level whether we want to acknowledge the transmissions or not. Dreams are one of the purest forms of communication from our own unconscious we have, so take note. Deep healing of some very archaic and collective wounds is possible, if we can tune in which requires selectively tuning out so much of the other background noise.

Moon in Gemini:

The binary, quicksilver, here-we-are-now-entertain-us part of the mind on the move and forever in search of sound bytes, contradictions, new sources of info, random facts and figures, gossip, new vocabulary and other such mental candy. Gemini is mutable air and could converse, think, read and spin thoughts for days. The insatiable curiosity could lead one to many a newsfeed loop that sucks hours out of your day if you let the monkey part of the mind have its way. We can’t watch every cute animal video on Facebook and wonder why our brand isn’t blowing up. Gemini is the power of the mind to choose. Do we use our thoughts or words to create heaven or hell? Is the mind under our control or does it run us into the ground with its whims and projections? Mind over chatter!

Sun and Saturn in Sagittarius:

As mutable fire, when left to its own devices, Sagittarius would eternally roam the ends of the earth searching for truth and excitement without limit. With Saturn on the Archer’s back, the “reining it in” joy kill is inevitable. Streamlining our vision and accepting the limits of time is an ongoing theme while Saturn helps our inner Sagittarius spirit to mature and prioritize our ten thousand passions.  Sagittarius helps us to walk our talk. In truth, the Sagittarius part of our psyche would love to experience everything without limitation. It’s the part of us that wants to do and see it all.

Missing Leg in Virgo:

It’s interesting that the missing leg of this T-square is the Virgo area of our charts. We have just a few more months of the North Node traversing through the early degrees of this sign of simplicity, purification and service. This is an excellent time to check in on our overall organization, purity, health and how much we’re giving back with our work. This is how we can balance the other three areas mentioned above. Virgo is the reminder to value self-care by eating right, working efficiently, helping others, getting enough rest, and keeping our daily lives sweet and simple.

Full Moon in Gemini Ritual Suggestions:

Many of my clients ask for rituals to help them embody the Full Moon healing potential. For this lunation, I recommend a lot of free-form writing/journaling, breath work, mantra work (even if just positive affirmations or repetition of words that empower or uplift), and stretching out of the hands, arms, shoulders and wrists (Gemini-ruled part of the body). Meditation, long walks and movement in general to get out of your head is also favored now. Tulsi is an excellent herb to incorporate into your diet now to ease the mind. There are many excellent Tulsi teas.