agile self-regard—mercury into aries—march 30 – april 14

Orlando-Pursuing-the-Fata-Morgana-by-George-Frederick-WattsSo, yesterday, dear Mercury moved from Mutable Water, Pisces, to Cardinal Fire, Aries.

I (<—-!!) can already notice the change!

Our minds are aligning with the force of the Aries Sun and our communication style will certainly demonstrate it.

Where for the last five or six months we have gotten accustomed to the “we/us/our” pronouns, there will be a significant shift to “I/me/mine” pronouns, AND FAST! It is all about you. We’ll worry about “we” in a week or two.

Me, me, ME!!!

Hermes is starting fresh, yet again, around the wheel—we are learning about ourselves, anew—impatient, self-centered and shiny! Rash and hungry for life.

We want to create and push forward—burst, screaming, from the confines of winter ice into spring warmth.

Get out and do and be and live!!!

We will be prone now to making impulsive decisions—ANY decision is a good decision—ambiguous is a torturous level of purgatory.

We will speak and act before thinking—this may indicate passion but equally as likely, reckless insensitivity.  Many toes will be trodded over, as sentences get shorter. . .

And shorter . . .

Into pointed self-absorption, stabbing blind.

(Seriously, try not to be a dick!)

This all lasts barely two weeks—it has almost burned for a full day as of now—use the Fire while you can.

For now is when all the ideas flash and flare, bright (especially as Mercury moves to conjunct Uranus on the 8th). Grasp them quickly!

Nevermind the worries of tomorrow—plans will be solidified when Mercury ingresses to the second sign. Now is the time to plunder the world for what YOU WANT!!!

Gather your intellectual treasures NOW!

Inventory and apologies later.

Dammit, hurry up!



nobody said it was gonna be easy—march 21st thru 24th

Mikalojus_Konstantinas_Ciurlionis_-_CREATION_OF_THE_WORLD_IX_-_1905_-_6_VarsuvaWell, straight off the heals of yesterday’s glide into Spring, today we are faced with a bit of a reality check.

For the weekend into the week, Venus and Mercury will be put through the paces.

Venus is how we relate and bond—what we value. Mercury is our mind and communication style—how we learn. These are the areas of concentration for the next couple.

First, Taurus Venus begins her I/O/Q cycle with Sagittarius SaturnRX today at 4º.  This tense aspect creates a low-level feeling of self-consciousness, possibly about our values (Sagittarius) or even our physical looks and social relationships (Taurus). How we manage money and resources, too, may pop up.

Wherever Taurus is in our chart’s, we want the “good life”. The stable passions of a Fire Saturn can make it so. Fire is uncomfortable for Earth—so an adjustment (inconjunct) of perspective is needed.


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singing a ballad of spring—venus into taurus—march 17th – april 11th

display_imageVenus is leaving Aries for Taurus today.

Her departure breaks up the Fire stellium that has gotten our blood pumping the last few weeks. Now, it is on to the Fixed Earth sign for the Goddess of Love—a sign she rules.

Since Mars remains in the sign he rules, Aries, the two are now in places they are very comfortable—things will feel as it should.

Just right.

The thawing ice and snow is being replaced with the first chilly bike rides of the year. The sun feels a bit warmer and shines ever brighter.

Aphrodite’s three week sojourn in the second sign will have us thinking of flowers buds and sprouting veggie seeds. Afternoon-long dog walks by the river. Any excuse to get our hands and feet in the dirt. Fresh air in our lungs.

We will feel the need to get our bodies prepared for summer—shedding our layers and relishing the pleasure getting our fashions just so brings. Taurus is Venusian, therefore maintaining a certain appearance is requisite to feeling vital. And not just for our physical form, our home decor will benefit exponentially from the Goddess of Love’s ardent command.

Yes, today, as Venus moves into her new position, she will be accompanied by the conjunction of Mercury and Neptune in Pisces at 8º. The melding of these planets gives us transient poetic and photographic genius—it would be wise to take a camera and pen & paper on your excursions outdoors.

Collectively, we will find it ever easier to harness nature’s terrific beauty. Capture what you see and feel in image and verse. It will be magical.

Happy Venusian adventures and happy St. Paddy’s Day.


ankle biters and dirty, rotten authority figures—saturn retrograde—march 13th – august 2nd

Well guys, it is time for the Planet of Karma’s 2015 retrograde cycle.

Vintage-Old-Book-Illustration-010Friday, Saturn began retracing his steps through the beginning degrees of Sagittarius and into the final degrees of Scorpio—from 5º back to 28º.

Father Time has been in his retrograde shadow since the beginning of last December and will remain so until the beginning of November this year. All in all, eleven months of this energy, and now we are at the strongest part—the actual retrograde.

Retrograde cycles are times of introspection. The energies of the planet go inward, where they ruminate, hopefully to be expressed in constructive ways, usually later after the retro is over.

Like most things, each planet, sign, house and aspect in astrology has a positive and a negative manifestation.  For Saturn, he rules authority, wisdom, thrift and discipline, but also fear, greed, frustration and depression.

Tomorrow, the 16th, Saturn squares newly ingressed Pisces Mercury, for the former’s first aspect while “moving backwards.”  This got me thinking about a few of the crappy Saturnian experiences I have had in my life–experiences that I’m certain have been shared by many of you.

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jumping off the deep end—mecury in pisces—march 12th – 30th

The Planet of Communication and Messages left the eleventh sign yesterday and has headed into Pisces.  In a sense, our minds are catching up to the Sun, who is currently there now, and Venus & Mars, who have recently Warwick-Goble-Vintage-Illustration-007traversed the last sign of the zodiac, themselves.

Pisces Mercury is a softy. And, for about a week, he and the Sun’s presence together in the Mutable Water sign will create a pleasant balance to all the Fire raging in the Heavens.

For the masses, this ingress signals a shift from a rational Aquarian mentality to the imaginative whimsical waves of Pisces.

We will find ourselves to be a little extra imaginative, a sight more intuitive and a tad bit more sensitive to our surroundings. Our thoughts and words will mirror this.

Generally, it will be easier to express emotion but if slighted, we will be drawn to escape inward to a fantastical day-dream that provides the necessary security such a fragile disposition requires.

For the most part, our inner worlds will fill with rainbows and unicorns for the next 3 weeks—some of us will feel right at home among such reverie, while others will scoff, kicking and screaming the entire way.

I don’t know about you, but it may feel extra nice to get a little lost.