We are in the proverbial eye of the storm as eclipses bring permanent changes in our lives. For some, they will land like a snowflake and others a blizzard. Lunar eclipses are more emotional rather than physical. There is nothing to fear. Listen to your inner voice. These intense lunations are on the axis of information. What have you learned over the last 14 months about beliefs you held and assumed were facts? Today’s lunar eclipse in Sagittarius calls to assess the new information you have gathered and release the old story.
This season coincides with Mercury Retrograde in Gemini. The winged messenger rules communication, electronics, schedules, and agreements. It’s a time to slow down, arrive early at appointments, and triple-check your work. Old stories will come to light for you to examine and integrate with the new wisdom you have gained. It is for your highest good. Personally, the trickster started toying with me...
How are you? Life at Astrology by Celeste has been a whirlwind! The Aries New Moon brought the revelation that I was ready to take off the platinum handcuffs and retire from my corporate career to follow my spiritual calling full time. My word of the year is fearless, and I realized it was the only thing holding me back. Did you have any insights? If you need the energy to make changes, use this New Moon in Taurus to tap into your inner power, grab some grit and make lasting changes for your highest good.
Taurus is an earth sign which calls for slowing down and savoring sensual delights. I must confess to having spent too many meals over the past year eating while working or completing chores. Carving out time to savor meals is one of my intentions. Electronic free meal times may have the kids whining for families but will offer a chance for a deeper connection.
One caution is to avoid old, familiar fights about family history. Instead, use the energy to free yourself from the past...
The Full Moon at 7º Scorpio on Monday, Apr 26th brings echoes of the past. It is a Supermoon and will look massive in the night sky as it is as close as it gets to earth. The mirror for self-reflection is huge.
As always, the luminaries oppose each other at the culmination of their cycle. This lunar activation brings the Sun to the hot degree of 7º Taurus where Uranus, the Great Awakener, stood during the Saturn Uranus square of Feb 17th. Have you made the changes to structures that no longer serve you? Use the illumination to see your progress clearly. Celebrate any small steps forward. There is no need for judgment. Give yourself grace and forgive any lack of progress.
The sign of the phoenix invites you to examine your shadow and uproot difficult experiences. Take a trip down to the basement and transmute the pain into healing. The gentle energy of Taurus provides loving support to do so.
The action planet, Mars, entered watery Cancer and now...
Do you feel yourself releasing things from your life? Relationships, habits, commitments, or other things that no longer serve you may beckon an exit. It is a time of endings. The Pisces Moon is in her balsamic phase. The last sign of the zodiac meets the last phase of the lunar cycle. Listen to your inner wisdom and resist the urge to cling to the comfortable.
Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, invites us to be self-focused, courageous and action oriented. From late Friday until Monday morning, our sky is ablaze with fire as the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus party hearty in Aries. Do not miss the opportunity for joy, inspiration, and exuberance.
The caution is to look before you leap. The collective energy of the ego, emotional body, intellect, and pleasure seeking are all reporting to Mars, the action planet, in the changeable and fickle sign of Gemini. There is a risk of regrettable impulsive decisions as the energy urges us to act. Keep in mind that loose...
Can you feel the fire? The Sun and Venus moved into the Aries this past weekend. Have you noticed your energy increasing? If not, make sure to move your chi to rekindle your fire. The Sun’s move into Aries represents the start of the zodiac year, and thankfully, pandemic restrictions are relaxing. Be cautious before booking a trip around the world as Uranus, the sudden change agent, is at cross purposes with structure loving Saturn two more times this year on June 14 and Dec 24. Expect the unexpected.
This month’s Full Moon is on the axis of the self vs. the partner. The pandemic put enormous stress on relationships. It is time to consider how you get your needs met while balancing those of your significant other. The situation should be in full view as the Sun and Moon oppose each other. Enjoy my take on the Full Moon in Libra at
Mars is out of bounds from March 21 to May 23. Essentially, when a planet goes out of bounds, it goes past the path of the Sun and has a...
Do you feel like you are going to float away? The Sun, Moon, Neptune and Venus are in the watery Pisces during this New Moon on Saturday, March 13. After the Aquarius pile-up from last month, it feels like we fell out of the hot air balloon and into the Ocean. I suggest not fighting the current, let yourself float. It is an emotional time, just feel your feels and acknowledge them. Work on staying grounded. The only planets in earth signs are subterranean Pluto and Uranus, provider of electric shock treatments. It is not exactly a stable surface to which to ground. Do the best you can and trust your inner wisdom to show you the way. Meditation is the perfect medicine.
Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac and ruled by Neptune, the planet of intuition, compassion, and spiritual love. The lovely Venus is a special guest when she meets the fish. This Moon cycle is one of completion. It was a year ago that the world shut down. We start a new zodiac year when the Sun moves into Aries on...
The Sun, Venus, and Neptune are traversing the expansive, watery sign of Pisces for this lumination. We are called to embrace love and compassion for ourselves and others. As we approach the anniversary of the first lockdown, take stock of your mental and physical health. If adjustments are needed, it is a good time to make them.
The Sabian symbol calls for big dreams for the future. Mercury (the mind) and Jupiter (expansion) are having a beautiful conversation with the North Node (where we are headed). Have an optimistic view of the future.
The Full Moon in Virgo also calls for a decluttering. Consider an early spring cleaning. What is taking up space in your life unnecessarily? Is it useless stuff, critical self-talk, or oppressive self-imposed obligations? Use this energy to release what no longer serves you. For a deeper discussion of the Full Moon in Virgo and guidance for each sign, check out my YouTube video.
With love and light,
It is an exciting week at Astrology by Celeste! I am offering 3 free Reach for the Moon virtual events on February 19, February 26 and March 4! We are going to have a fantabulous time on Zoom! Jupiter in Aquarius wants us to make new friends and build community. Selected participants will ask a question about work, play or love and receive a reading – choose guidance through Astrology or Oracle Cards! Please join and feel free to share the event with your astrology curious friends!
As I mentioned last week, Saturn in Aquarius is squaring Uranus in Taurus three times this year on February 17, June 14 and December 23/24. On a personal level, radical changes to structures that no longer serve is in order. I had the honor to speak to the brilliant astrologer Colin Bedell of Queer Cosmos about the squares and so much more!
Do you feel time accelerating? Well buckle up and expect the unexpected. The New Moon in Aquarius on February 11th features a six-planet pileup in this fixed air sign. There is a risk of feeling detached, scattered, and untethered. Remember to breathe and center yourself.
When there is a concentration in one element, bring in the others to balance yourself. Get into your earthly body with walks in nature or grounding by running your bare feet through the grass. Embrace the lifegiving force of fire by moving your chi. Do some heart pumping exercise, enjoy a great laugh or take a calculated risk. Nurture your water with meditation or just be still and listen to your body knowledge.
Mercury is retrograde so it is a good time to embrace the “re” words. Relax your mind, carefully review contracts, and reread any correspondence. Most of all, just slow down. The winged messenger is a trickster so save all your documents constantly while drafting them.
The planetary stars of...
The Wolf Moon in Leo perfects on Jan 28th. At the Full Moon, our luminaries oppose each other. They are the maximum distance apart, and able to view each other fully. We are called to find a balance between the energies. The Sun represents our essence and the Moon what we need to be nurtured. Humans are social animals, we need each other to survive. The Sun in airy Aquarius encourages us to nurture the connection to our friends, community, and the collective. The Moon in the fiery Leo reminds us to never lose the inner child. Our souls need to create joy and pleasure so that we may thrive.
The Sabian Symbol for this juicy Full Moon in Leo is Early Morning Dew Salutes the Sunlight. It is so fitting that we have a four-planet parade in the sign of Aquarius, the eccentric air sign with the symbology of the water bearer. The early morning is a time of hope and new beginnings. We emerge from the dark and to the fresh air. Here we can find our inner wisdom.
Our lights are each having a...