A Precarious Balance

To the delight of astrology meme makers, Mercury is in Gatorade again! People are most familiar with scheduling mishaps, exes in the DMs, missed meetings, and broken electronics because the planet rules communication and transportation. During the retrograde transit, the winged messenger appears to stop and move backward. It is an optical illusion, but as above, so below.

Due to the retrograde, Mercury in Libra opposes amplifying Jupiter in Aries three times. Jupiter makes everything bigger, and it governs royalty, wealth, and religion. The biggest story is the death of Queen Elizabeth. Mercury, stationed on her part of fortune, conjunct the fixed star Diadem aka the Crown star. The world paused and looked backward to review her life. You can watch my YouTube video on the astrology of her death chart if you are interested in the fascinating timing of the event.

The other big story is the Ukraine war turning in favor of the Ukrainians when their offensive took back Northern...

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Flights of Fantasy

Pisces is the zodiac's last sign, and its mutable watery energy contains all twelve zodiac signs. This mystical and otherworldly force may bring up desires to escape the practical realities of life. It is not a time to overthink; it's a time to feel and experience. Consider events this weekend where you can participate in silence. A long hike, bike ride, afternoon delight, music concert, or art museum are perfect choices.

This lunation activates lightning bolt Uranus and oceanic Neptune. Be prepared for surprises, unexpected disappearing acts, or revelations that things are not as they seemed. Pay attention to the weather as intense storms are possible. People are experiencing extreme weather across the world. I have my eye on Hurricane Earl. The current forecast spares the US east coast, but with Mercury in airy Libra stationing retrograde, we shall see. When planets station to go retrograde, reversals are possible. Review your emergency plan, fill your gas tank, and stock up on...

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New Perspectives

The Mars, Uranus, and North Node pileup at 18º Taurus at the beginning of the month certainly delivered on its promise of surprising, chaotic, and impactful events. For some, the following week’s Mars t-bone into Saturn in Aquarius brought hardship, dealings with authorities, and other restrictions. Some of the notable news stories included: 

  • Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan instigated an international crisis.  
  • A series of earthquakes and a spectacular volcanic eruption in Iceland. 
  • Anne Heche died after her reckless driving led to a fiery crash into a woman’s home.  
  • The FBI searched Donald Trump’s residence to retrieve classified documents. The contents are rumored to include top secret information on the USA’s nuclear program. 
  • A nuclear fusion breakthrough was confirmed. It is a significant scientific advancement of Uranian proportions. 
  • President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. It...
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The Bright Side of Chaos

Astrology always astonishes me with the divine timing of events. I accepted an invitation to discuss how astrology can assist with understanding and managing grief a few months ago. Our conversation was this week. Bonnie Gonzalez is doing the work of the angels by helping people move through devastating losses. Her Facebook page is Your Doula for Grief. You can view our conversation here. 

The high road energy of Aquarius is friendly, community-minded, and focused on individual freedoms. There is a desire to topple old, outmoded structures and replace them with new egalitarian ones. On the low road, pessimism and a detachment from emotions can lead to withdrawal or outlandish behavior. Saturn traditionally rules this fixed air sign. The planetary Grim Reaper governs loss, grief, loneliness, and depression. This lunation will activate its ruler and may stir up feelings of separateness and anxiety. Stay present with your emotions and use healthy tools like dance, conscious...

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Awakenings

 

Do you feel the pressure increasing? The current energy reminds me of the Spike Lee Joint, Do the Right Thing. It is sweltering and tempers are simmering. We are on the precipice of a seemingly preventable but inevitable tectonic shift. Uranus, the great awakener and bringer of sudden events, will meet the karmic North Node at 18 Taurus on July 31. The next day Mars, the planet of action, passion, conflict, and anger, will collide with them both. Abrupt and unexpected change is possible. Consider watching the movie with this transit in mind. Fearless with Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez is another. Several of my clients already know their stories. Do you? Which house is it in your chart? What planets is the triple conjunction aspecting? Will you hit a figurative jackpot, or will it feel more like a fender bender? If you want my quick insights, use my new feature, Ask Me Anything! I will tape a short video for you.

Events will make big news, whether by natural or man-made...

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Chrysalis and Catharsis

Pluto's transit through earthy Capricorn (2008 – 2024) over-delivered on the promise of structural upheaval. These transformations are paradoxical – hellish, potentially healing, and non-negotiable. Capricorn rules government, big business, authority, and tradition. Pluto transits are devouring and volcanic. Things burn down to the studs before rebuilding can begin. Stuff hidden in the shadows comes to light.

For the USA, an additional layer exists because we are in our first Pluto return. This planet resides in our natal chart at 27º Capricorn in the second house values and resources (money). The Lord of the Underworld is grinding on its natal location. February 20 was the first hit and coincided with the Russian war against Ukraine. For the first time in decades, the Russian threat of nuclear annihilation is back in the news. Atomic weapons were invented concurrently with the planet's discovery.

July 11 is the second time Pluto will trample the terrain. This time...

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Moving Mindfully Through the Chaos

The water sign Cancer rules our home, family, and experience of safety and security. Intuition, instincts, and the desire for nurturing are also its domain. Jupiter in Aries tensely interacts with this lunation. The ruler of the truth is transiting the sign of self-assertion. As we enter the last half of the year, assess your wellbeing with radical honesty. How are you dealing with the chaos we are experiencing as a collective? The war in Ukraine, the Buffalo supermarket massacre, and the Uvalde school shooting all unmoored me. Witnessing how the senseless brutality of one person can devastate not just families but communities and countries is destabilizing. Chaos can ensue instantly if a tyrant has access to an army, a mob of angry supporters, or a single weapon.

Did you learn healthy tools to self-soothe from your family or develop them over time? How are you coping with the Chaos? Are you numbing yourself with food, alcohol, social media, shopping, etc.? Do you feel enraged...

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A Room Without a Roof

If I had to pick a favorite, it might just be this fire sign. When the Moon enters Sagittarius, I often notice my mood improve and optimistic thoughts dancing through my mind. It makes sense as Jupiter—the planet of expansion, abundance, and luck—rules this sign. Fire inspires and motivates. Sagittarius energy produces constant seekers who love foreign experiences of the mind and body. This lunation invites a release of limited thinking and dreaming beyond what you thought was possible. Neptune—the planet of delusions and illusions—can aid in the flight of fantasy. Use Saturn's influence to ground yourself in the practical.

The three personal planets are chilling at home, expressing their energies easily from June 13th to the 22nd! Mercury in Gemini enables clear thinking, Venus in Taurus connects us to life's pleasures, and Mars in Aries brings confidence to pursue our goals. Use this momentum to alchemize imagination into manifestation. The Celestial...

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The Adventure Continues

Wow, eclipse season was fast, bountiful, and sadly tragic. In line with the relationship expanding Venus Jupiter conjunction, Sweden and Finland submitted their bid to join NATO. In addition, an awe-inspiring number of engagement announcements amped up the joy. Congratulations to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jessica Szohr, Sofia Ritchie, Marc Anthony, and Kat Williams! Did you make any new alliances? On a sad note, the baby formula crisis made headlines. Ceres, the asteroid of parenting, was at the karmic, last degree of newsmaker Gemini and semisquare chaotic Uranus in resource ruling Taurus. Many eyes are watching Johnny Depp and Amber Heard expose their dirty secrets during the public defamation trial. The laundry is literally dirty – on-brand for the Scorpio lunar eclipse.

There were three mass shootings after this intense full moon during which the feared fixed star Algol at 26º Taurus was activated. Since ancient times, astrologers have documented the correlation...

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Wash Me Clean

I am pleased to report that my trip back east to visit high school friends was joyful and soul-nourishing. We fell back into step as though we had not been apart for decades. So far, positive new beginnings were delivered as promised by the solar eclipse in my 11th house of good fortune. However, the lunar eclipse at 25º Scorpio on May 15th at 9:13pm PT is a time for release, and it is intense.

Watery Scorpio never does anything light or easy. This sign initiates growth by traveling into the heart of darkness. The Phoenix promises transformation and pushes our psyches in uncomfortable ways. I am facing my shadows through my dreams. Uncomfortable topics around self-worth and intimacy that I thought healed have resurfaced—Mercury retrogrades during the eclipse and treads over old ground. The way forward is through the shadows of the past.

Lunar eclipses shed light on darkness. Be prepared for unearthed secrets in the collective and potentially your own life. The Taurus Sun...

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