Dr. Oz Show: Do You Have A Life Number? By Linda Pena

People love analyzing the details of who they are. Daily horoscopes and Enneagrams are a fun way to learn more about yourself, but now there’s a new test that will answer the questions, “What’s my personality?” and more importantly, “What’s my life path?” The answer may lie in the numbers of your birth date, which leads to your life path number. So what is a life path number and what can it teach you about yourself? Well, just like we have a numerical date of birth that connects us to a specific zodiac sign, we also have a life path number that’s based on our birthday.

The life path number you receive based on your birthday tells you about the gifts you were blessed with and the challenges you will need to overcome. According to psychic medium Kim Russo, author of Your Soul Purpose: Learn How to Access the Light Within, “In numerology, your life path number is typically reflective of who you are and describes your traits and personality,” she says. “It is akin to your sun sign in astrology.”

Russo believes that numbers create harmony, balance, and pattern to help make sense of your life. Figuring out your life path number can provide you with a way to make sense of the chaos. Find out how to figure out your number and what it means by following Russo’s instructions below.

How to calculate your life path number

All you need is your full birthday — month, day, and year — in order to figure out your life path number.  Here is how to do calculate:

1. Condense each number to a single digit.

Let’s take the date May 11, 1960.

Since May is the fifth month of the year, your first number is 5. Note: If your birthday is double digits you should reduce with the calculations below.

Since the day of the month is 11. Reduce the numbers into a single digit by adding them (1+1). Your second number is 2.

Your final number is based on your birth year, 1960. You will reduce them again by adding. 1+9+6+0 = 16

You will again need to reduce them 1+6. Your third number is 7.

2. Add up all of your reduced numbers.

Next, add up the three final numbers after reducing them.  in Step 1. In this example, the final numbers are 5, 2, and 7, equaling 14. Reduced, the life path number is 5 (1 + 4).

3. Keep Master Numbers in Mind

In numerology, Russo notes that there are three “magical” numerology numbers: 11, 22, and 33. These numbers — the “Triangle of Enlightenment” — ultimately makes it more difficult to fit one spiritual mold. If your three final numbers result in a master number, it means that you steer the ship and may even be able to master a myriad of spiritual truths. “It can be both a blessing and a curse,” Russo adds. “It requires great time and effort to understand how to incorporate the power of a master number into one’s life and personality. But it definitely worth the effort!”

I got my number. Now, what does it mean?

This is the fun part. Here is what your number actually means according to Russo.

Number 1

Just like being number one suggests, you lead the pack. You are independent and tend to love new beginnings and projects. In fact, according to Russo, if you repeatedly see the number 1 in your life, the universe is telling you to start something new.Despite your self-assured, I’ve-got-this personality, you also value alone time. If you are a number one, you are an innovative leader who teaches others great lessons.

Number 2

Have you ever seen a great duo, like a loving couple or inseparable friends? Situations like these are where you thrive! You are comfortable with your identity and love sharing ideas and thoughts to make the world a better place.Since you are a people-person,you work best in environments where you can humbly serve others.

Number 3

According to Russo, “The number three represents this very dimension in which we live (the third dimension).” A lot of natural things come in threes, for example, Russo says, the stars, sun, and moon or gas, liquid, and solid. Number threes are strong, optimistic, and aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo by being “movers and shakers,” according to Russo. It is because of their contagious energy and passionate nature that they excel best at teaching. They are happy-go-lucky and sometimes unfocused, causing them to be insecure and quite emotional if things don’t go their way. If you are a three, you are an inspiration for those who lack a full appreciation of the beautiful third dimension that we are a part of.

Number 4

Simply put, fours do not like change nor compromise. This doesn’t mean that they are complacent — these people are ambitious and when they are passionate, it shows tenfold. Due to their goal-chasing nature, they tend to choose logic over creativity, simply because they are their biggest critics. Russo says fours are “grounded, reliable, and trustworthy.” She also adds that with fours, “what you see is what you get.”

Number 5

In her book, Russo summed up “Fives need to be careful not to be the jack-of-all-trades, but master of none.” Fives are risk-takers, change-seekers, and growth-lovers. There is always a constant battle between their heads and their hearts. Because they like to have options, they do not like being pigeonholed into any commitment that will jeopardize their freedom. Fives are always doing something, so they may find it difficult to regroup and find one thing to focus on. So, they must train themselves to be balanced. Despite this struggle, they are intelligent and extremely analytical.

Number 6

“S” does not just stand for “six” — it also stands for “selfless”, which is what number six is! These are the mediators of the group and always give more than they take. Their true purpose in life is to serve others and to share their divine gifts with the world. This explains why they are great nurses, therapists, and community volunteers. Be careful if you are a six, though — a failure to achieve a balance of helping yourself and helping others can feel like a jumbled mess. This aside, sixes are gracious lovers that fill others’ hearts with joy.

Number 7

Lucky number sevens are pretty consistent with the laws of the universe. Superstitious analysts, they are confident seekers of faith and have psychic abilities, according to Russo. Because of this they often find it difficult to achieve a middle-ground of both the spiritual and physical worlds. They are essentially introverted extroverts — they are great thinkers but they love to express their joy for all things (this is why sevens make excellent researchers and philosophers!).

Number 8

When flipped to its side, eight is the infinity symbol, representing infinite strength when number eights seek improvement (which is often!). They are hardly satisfied with what they have and rarely live in the moment. However, that does not mean they are complacent with their work ethic. Eights are some of the best workers and love being promoted up the ladder of success, or, as Russo puts it — people who “oversee the construction of skyscrapers or running high-tech companies in Silicon Valley.”

Number 9

Russo considers nines to be the “Mother Teresa’s of the world.” In other words, they are relentless servers who want to share their light with everyone and everything. They are silently wise and they may make a large sum of money, but that does not fill their hearts with joy. They are very content and often donate and help charity efforts. If your number is nine, you are wholeheartedly compassionate!

Information submitted by Victoria Giardina for doctoroz.com and is not necessarily the opinion of Dr. Oz.

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6 PLANETS, INCLUDING MERCURY AND NEPTUNE, ARE RETROGRADE IN SUMMER 2019: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR PERSONAL LIFE BY KELLY WYNNE

Mercury isn’t the only planet in retrograde during summer 2019, and for those who follow astrology closely, the number of retrogrades happening in the coming weeks may be intimidating. Six planets are, or will be, in retrograde before the summer ends, and each can have a unique impact on individuals, depending on their astrological chart. Here’s what you can expect from each of the planets in terms of your personal life, according to astrologers.

Planets
In this handout digital illustration released on September 15, 2011, by NASA, the newly-discovered gaseous planet Kepler-16b orbits it’s two stars.NASA/JPL-CALTECH/T. PYLE/GETTY

Mercury

In Retrograde: July 7 to August 1

What It Means: Mercury is the most common planet to go into retrograde, and it does so a few times each year as its orbit passes earth. During Mercury retrograde, some people may find themselves unable to effectively communicate. Astrologers also generally recommend putting off big purchases or legal matters until after the planet’s orbit returns to normal.

Mercury’s retrogrades are considered particularly volatile because of how quickly the planet moves and its proximity to the Earth. This seems to mean that the planet’s manic energy can widely affect day to day life and amp up stress levels. The other planets on this list are not typically as strong in retrograde, though they do have their own effects.

Jupiter

In Retrograde: April 10 to August 11

What It Means: Jupiter retrograde doesn’t tend to cause too much harm. Instead, it ushers in a period of quiet reflection on events that have transpired throughout Jupiter’s normal orbit, according to astrologer Annabel Gat in conversation with Refinery29. This may be difficult while Mercury generates chaotic energy, but after the smallest planet leaves retrograde, people may experience a greater sense of peace and reflection through the start of August, according to Gat.

Saturn

In Retrograde: April 30 to Sept 18

What It Means: Saturn retrograde tends to compliment Jupiter retrograde, according to Astrology.com. During Saturn’s reverse orbit, people may experience a sense of moving forward and evaluating the best next moves.

Uranus

In Retrograde: August 21 to Jan 1

What It Means: Uranus isn’t in retrograde just yet, but can offer an atmosphere conducive to self-reflection, specifically in regard to relationships and life choices. If you are not able to face the music, however, Uranus retrograde has the potential to set you back in all areas and kill your creative drive, according to Astrology.com.

Neptune

In Retrograde: June 21 to November 27

What It Means: Like the other retrogrades, Neptune retrograde offers the chance to reflect, this time on one’s spirituality. It’s a big trigger for psychic intuition, dreams and confusion, according to Hello Giggles. It can be difficult to break out of the Neptune retrograde fog, which some describe as muddling true feelings with confusing illusions. For some astrology-minded folks, Neptune retrograde may demand spending time to sort out your true feelings.RELATED STORIES

Pluto

In Retrograde: April 24 to October 3

What It Means: Pluto may be one of the eeriest retrogrades, as it shines a light on the “shadow self,” or the side of ourselves we try to hide, according to Bustle. This means the things may reveal themselves against our will during the five months Pluto is in retrograde. Naturally, this also inspires a lot of reality checks and self-realization, astrologers say.

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You Know Mercury Retrograde. Now, Meet Chiron Retrograde ERIKA W. SMITH

Chiron Retrograde

If you follow astrology at all, you probably know that Mercury is retrograde right now. But another retrograde has just arrived. As of July 8, the comet Chiron is retrograde in Aries, and stays there until in goes direct on December 12. Known in astrology as “the Wounded Healer,” Chiron affects all aspects of wellness — our physical health, mental health, emotions, and spirituality.

Chiron was first discovered in November 1977, orbiting the Sun between Saturn and Uranus. Scientists originally classified it as an asteroid. “Named after centaur Chiron of Greek mythology, Chiron was a healer and a teacher who, ironically, could never heal himself after being hurt over and over for no reason,” explains Narayana Montúfar, Senior Astrologer for Astrology.com and Horoscope.com.

The comt’s name is appropriate. “After all these years of studying and documenting the effects of Chiron in the natal chart, astrologers have come to the realization that Chiron represents the internal wounds we will have to heal during this lifetime,” Montúfar says. “Chiron shows us where our soul has been deeply hurt before, and ironically, its placement by sign, house, and aspect points out to the healing powers we hold as a result of these deep spiritual wounds.”

If you’re thinking that the “Wounded Healer” going retrograde sounds like it could be bad news, well, you’re right. “When Chiron goes retrograde, the wounds that have been buried deep in our subconscious come to light. It’s like a window of opportunity that allows us to fully glance at our soul’s past journey,” Montúfar says. “Sounds like fun? Of course not. Some of these wounds relate to karma, abandonment, and physical trauma. But in what can be a very dark place, there’s gold to be mined.”

There are some actions we can take to make the most out of this difficult time. “During Chiron’s retrograde transit, pay attention to the signs and synchronicities you encounter, as they are your tools for self-empowerment,” Montúfar says. “Pay even closer attention to people who bring out these uncomfortable truths, as they have come to show you the path to healing and transformation. And in true Aries fashion (Chiron is currently in Aries), face them head-on! Because when the Wounded Healer retrogrades, the fuller the embracement, and the deeper the enlightenment we will all experience.”

Astrologer Lisa Stardust adds that Chiron retrograde can be a time for healing. “During Chiron retrograde, we will be accessing our subconscious needs and wounds,” she says. “We will be cosmically tasked to re-evaluate old relationships and decisions. Through understanding the past, we can be more diligent and understanding of the future.”

During these months, focus on self-care and self-love. “It’s a great time to head to therapy, or reconnect with inner childhood wounds,” Stardust says. “Being that Chiron is retrograde in the sign of Aries, we can reconcile our sentiments only if we take back our power. While we may not forgive others, we can forgive ourselves. We can mend our minds and hearts through self-love.”

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Where You Experience The Most Luck In Your Life, According To Your Jupiter Placement BY ROYA BACKLUND

Each planet in astrology has a personality and a power. When it comes to Jupiter — planet of adventure, philosophy, and expansion — there’s no way you’ll miss it. When Jupiter enters the building, the world can’t help but notice. Jupiter’s personality is larger than life, overly enthusiastic, indulgent, and optimistic. This planet arrives with flying colors and never fails to get the party started. In fact, you can even discover where you experience the most luck in your life, according to your Jupiter placement. Just input your time, date, and place of birth into a birth chart calculator to discover which of the 12 astrological houses your Jupiter falls into.

Now, not every astrologer considers Jupiter lucky, and it’s totally understandable why. Whatever Jupiter touches, it inevitably makes bigger. This is why Jupiter is also known for potentially being gluttonous, over the top, and a little too “extra,” if you know what I mean. However, because Jupiter is all about growth, embellishment, and forward-thinking, it can’t help but sprinkle a little fairy dust onto your birth chart and grace you with some cosmic gifts. Jupiter is a teacher and an endless source of positive reinforcement. This planet wants you to know you can always go the distance.

If you’re wondering what aspect of your life tends to flow with abundance and ease, study the nature of Jupiter in your birth chart.

Jupiter Luck

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 1ST HOUSE

You light up a room the moment you enter it. Your bright and lively aura is infectious to all who surround you. You see yourself in a positive light and personal improvement comes so naturally to you. Living in the moment is what you do best and you see the good in everyone. People may refer to you as someone who has a “big personality.”

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 2ND HOUSE

You attract wealth and luxury with ease. People marvel at how easily money flows your way. You’re excellent at forming a financial safety net for yourself and establishing stability throughout all facets of your life. Maintaining self-respect comes naturally to you and it’s difficult for someone to take advantage of you.

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 3RD HOUSE

You’re a natural brainiac and an effortless intellect. Solving problems and puzzles is beyond easy for you. You’re an incredibly fast learner, someone who has a genius way with words, and you’re always thinking a few steps ahead. You can talk your way out of anything and people become entranced with you whenever you speak.

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 4TH HOUSE

You have an incredibly rich home life. In fact, people may constantly tell you how amazing your family is. You attract love, care, and hospitality wherever you go. Creating a home that is beautiful, safe, and happy comes naturally to you. You tend to overcome familial challenges with ease and your bond is stronger than anything.

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 5TH HOUSE

You have a natural artistic talent and self-expression is at the core of who you are. You tend to be lucky in love and friendship. Embracing joy is easy for you, even through difficult circumstances. Creativity leads you through life and children tend to love being around you. In fact, you’ll probably have a great relationship with your own kids.

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 6TH HOUSE

You get lots of work done and people are always so impressed by how productive you are. Your daily routine is marked by organization and efficiency. No task is too daunting for you to accomplish and you’re one of the first people to lend a helping hand. You also tend to have an easy time maintaining your health and fitness.

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 7TH HOUSE

It’s easy for you to have excellent and fulfilling one-on-one relationships. The people you meet and become close to tend to have a seriously positive impact on your life. Whether your relationship is a business partnership, a friendship, or a marriage, you’re great at working through problems and learning from each other.

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 8TH HOUSE

It’s highly likely that you may come into large amounts of unexpected money throughout your life. You’re lucky when it comes to paying off debts. You’re also naturally intuitive and capable of forming close emotional bonds with others. Passion is your strong suit and you feel very deeply about things you care about.

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 9TH HOUSE

Travel opportunities may be abundant during your lifetime. Being able to visit exotic locations all over the world comes naturally to you. You likely have many friends from lots of different cultural backgrounds and you always have a strong sense of faith. You’re talented when it comes to academic pursuit and you’re an excellent teacher.

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 10TH HOUSEG

You’re a go-getter and accomplishment comes naturally to you. There’s a higher chance you’ll receive great praise in this lifetime, possibly even fame. If you have your sights set on something, you manifest your dreams into reality with ease. You’re rarely ever on the losing side and you know how to turn lemons into lemonade.

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 11TH HOUSEG

You came into this world with a sparkling social life. It’s beyond easy for you to make friends and your networking abilities will bring amazing opportunities into your life. You have a natural leadership ability and it’s easy for you to care about philanthropy and spearhead great causes. You can truly make the world a better place.

IF JUPITER IS IN YOUR 12TH HOUSEG

It’s highly likely that you have psychic abilities. Your intuition is incredibly fine-tuned and your imagination is always bursting with color. It’s easy for you to connect with your spiritual side through solitude, meditation, and ritual. There’s something magical about you, and luck finds you in the most unexpected situations.

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This Is How You’ll Die, According To Your Astrological Chart & Zodiac Sign by T.D. Reader

Are you brave enough to find out?

Astrology and Death

Have you ever heard of medical astrology and how it can predict your death using your birth chart, horoscope, and zodiac sign?

No pun intended, but most people are scared to death of the Grim Reaper.

Depending on where you went to church when you were young, you may believe after living life, there’s nothing after death.

Or, you may believe you will be judged by an angry God, who will send you to hell if you weren’t good enough in this life.

Astrology, your zodiac sign, your horoscope chart, and the tarot hold a much different message, which may be why organized religion takes a dim view of these occult studies.

According to astrology, no God planned our life here — we did.

Our souls decided what they wanted to experience and learn while we’re here in this life, and while we had guidance from God and from older souls as we planned our stay here, they didn’t make us do anything.

When we pass away, so the lore goes, we will stand before these older, more enlightened souls to review our lives and decide if we are happy with our choices: whether or not we learned what we came to learn, and grew in the ways we intended.

Where the nodes of the Moon fall in your birth chart says a lot about what you learned in your past lives and what you intended to learn when you live your life in this one. 

But, before we undergo that process of deep learning, we have to go through the portal: death, itself.

A lot of us are terrified about that, because, as we all know, dying isn’t always a peaceful process.

Our astrological charts do comment on how we’re likely to die.

In order to find these indicators in your astrological chart, however, you don’t look at your sun sign!

One school of thought tells us that the sign your imum coeli falls in foretells the circumstances of death.

The other holds that this information is more readily revealed by the sign the cusp of the eighth house falls in, and the sign the planet Pluto is found in.

If you haven’t read much about astrological signs and horoscopes, no doubt you’re thoroughly confused now!

Never fear! I’m going to show you my late husband’s chart to help you pinpoint these areas.

To find them in your own chart, you need a good free online site and your accurate birth date, time, and place.

Looking at this astrological chart, you’ll notice that it’s divided like the spokes on a wheel, and the divisions are numbered.

These are the houses, and the lines dividing the houses are called “cusps”.

The eighth house cusp is the line between the numbers 7 and 8, and if you follow the line to the edge of the wheel, you’ll see that it points to the sign of Pisces.

So, the eighth house cusp in this chart is located in Pisces.

Somewhere at the bottom of every chart, you will see that one of the spokes is heavier and it’s marked “IC”.

This is the imum coeli, the lowest part of the chart. (That’s why it’s associated with Hades and death.) Here, it’s in the sign of Aries.

Medical astrology is a specialty in the field which tells us that different zodiac signs rule different areas of the body.

Medical astrology is very complicated, but if your eighth house cusp, your IC, or Pluto in your chart fall into one of these signs, a problem in this area of the body may be what does you in.

In researching examples, I took note of how many horoscope charts did not obey these theories as I looked them up.

In birth chart after birth chart, every single person I looked up did, except in the case where no birth time was noted and the chart was not complete.

Deaths from kidney failure seem, strangely, to be an exception to this theory, since every zodiac chart I could find with death from kidney failure had none of these elements in Libra.

In all the other cases, when the death was listed as “X as a complication of Y” when the natal chart doesn’t agree with X as the cause of death, it does agree with Y.

Medical astrologers may have something, here.

With that said, here is how you die, as predicted by medical astrology and based on your horoscope zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Aries is the first zodiac sign in astrology, and it represents the head.

For individuals who have this sign as their IC, they may find their greatest vulnerabilities are of the head, brain, and face. 

Aries may be prone to migraine headaches, sinus congestion, and there can even be tumors of the brain. 

I looked at my husband’s chart and  see that his IC is in Aries. He passed away from brain cancer. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

The sign of Taurus rules the neck, throat, and esophagus.

In the chart of Kate Spade, her eighth house cusp is found in Taurus. Most of us remember the shocking news of her self-inflicted death by hanging last year. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Gemini rules the hands, arms, and shoulders. It’s also known as the sign of youth.

Reading this description made me think of the Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez, who bled to death after having been shot in the shoulder by Yolanda Soldivar.

I wondered if her Pluto, eighth house cusp, or IC were in Gemini. Selena’s IC rests at 27 degrees and 54 minutes Taurus, missing Gemini by about two degrees.

But, look at what Taurus rules! The death aspect of the chart is talking about the same general area of the body.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

The sign of Cancer is said to rule the sternum and membranes that cover organs in the body, such as the dura mater and the linings of the sinuses, stomach, digestion, and the pregnant uterus.

Producer Laura Ziskin passed away from breast cancer. Although breast cancer often arises from the linings of the milk ducts in the breast, Laura’s was lobular cancer, arising in the milk gland. Laura’s IC fell in Cancer.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

The sign ruled by the Sun also rules the backbones and heart.

Carrie Fisher died from a heart attack and her Pluto sits right on the cusp between the signs of Leo and Virgo.

Even more interesting is the chart of Marty Balin of Jefferson Starship.

He suffered a heart attack and died two years later from complications of his open-heart surgery. Both his Pluto and his IC reside in Leo.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

Virgo rules the pancreas, spleen, intestines, and liver.

The natal chart of singer Karen Carpenter is very interesting here. Karen’s IC falls in Virgo, literally describing what killed her: starvation due to anorexia.

But, her anorexia triggered a heart attack, which was the direct cause of death.

This is described by her Pluto, which falls in Leo. Lastly, her eighth house cusp falls in Capricorn, the planet of sadness and restrictive problems in life, which reflects her feelings of struggle and sadness.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

This sign rules the kidneys, as well as the acid/alkaline balance in the body.

This is the one sign where, no matter how many deaths due to kidney problems I research, none of these three points, the eighth house cusp, the IC, or Pluto, fall in Libra.

Either that or the natal chart is incomplete because the birth time for the person is unknown.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

My grandmother had blockage of blood flow to her intestine with gangrene of the bowel.

(We don’t know why, but the problem may have been a recurrence of the lymphoma she had suffered from over a decade earlier. An autopsy was not performed.)

The IC theory doesn’t seem to apply here but her Pluto is in Cancer and her eighth house cusp is in Scorpio, which rules the prostate gland and the nonpregnant uterus, the reproductive system, and the colon.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

The sign of the archer rules the lungs, thighs, sciatic nerve, and rear end.

It also rules the IC of Italian director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci, who passed away from lung cancer.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

This is the sign of old age, the gallbladder, and the knees, especially arthritis in the knees.

However, Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, is also associated with difficult, depressing trials in life.

Kate Spade suffered from anxiety and depression for many years, and her IC is located in this sign.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

Believe it or not, Aquarius is considered an air sign, not a water sign. It rules the calves and ankles, eyes, the spinal cord, and the blood.

My great aunt passed away from sepsis (an infection that gets into the bloodstream and affects the entire body) at age 94; all three rules seem to apply in her case.

Sepsis damages the blood vessels, causing shock, and her Pluto is in Cancer.

Sepsis also lowers the blood pH; her IC is in Libra. And her eighth house cusp is in Aquarius.

PISCES (February 19-March 20)

Pisces rules the lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, as well as mucus production.

However, in the case of Anthony Bourdain, you don’t need medical astrology.

You can simply look at some of the more negative traditional interpretations of the Pisces sign rather than the medical ones, since his eighth house cusp is there.

Pisces has many fine qualities, but among its more negative aspects, we find drug addiction and self-destructive impulses.

Bourdain was a heavy former drug user who committed suicide by hanging.

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P.D. Reader, a student astrologer, blogs as The Thinking Other Woman. On the website, she shares advice about affairs, relationship problems, astrology and more.

Saturn Retrograde Will Sort Out Karmic Debts ERIKA W. SMITH

Saturn Retrograde

It’s time for another retrograde, and this time, it’s Saturn that’s appearing to move backwards in the sky. Yes, Jupiter and Pluto also went retrograde earlier this month, but hey, what’s one more planet? Saturn retrograde begins today, April 29, in Capricorn. The sixth planet from the sun will stay retrograde all spring and summer until September 18, when it goes direct. So, what does this mean for our lives?

Saturn naturally rules boundaries, limits, responsibilities, discipline, and authority,” explains Horoscope.com managing editor Narayana Montúfar.

“During Saturn retrogradetransit, we may revisit or review these topics while we are given a momentary reprieve from the typical effects of Saturn transits — which may include pressure and a sensation of burden, fear, or frustration.

”But, of course, there is a catch. “During the months that Saturn will be retrograde in Capricorn, we can also expect to experience outdated lessons and reality checks,” Montufar adds. “Known as the Lord of Karma, when Saturn retrogrades, karmic debts are sorted out by blending the past with the present and the future.”

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This Pluto Retrograde, It’s Time To Face Your Shadow Self ERIKA W. SMITH

Pluto Retrograde

Although Pluto has been demoted to a “dwarf planet” in astronomy, it still plays a big role in astrology as the ruling planet of Scorpio and the planet of transformation. Pluto retrogradebegins on April 24 — but don’t freak out. Pluto spends about half the year in retrograde, and this retrograde will continue until October 3.

So unlike Mercury retrograde, Pluto retrograde probably won’t send your life into chaos… unless you haven’t dealt with your “shadow” (cue the two Lupita Nyong’os in Us).“Unlike Mercury retrograde’s effects (which manifest as external forces), Pluto retrograde affects us on a subconscious level,” explains Narayana Montúfar, managing editor of horoscopes for Horoscope.com. “Each year, when Pluto retrogrades, we are given an opportunity to dive beneath the surface to encounter — and deal — with our darkest psychic material. We are not being asked, but pushed to search and destroy whatever is blocking our personal growth.”

As for the effects of Pluto retrograde, she adds, “Will it wreak havoc on our lives? It depends on how much each one of us has dealt with their own shadow material. Basically, if you have done the work, you will probably be okay. If you have not, you might be in for a ride!” This means that “the best thing you can do is face your dark side. Whether it means getting closure on an old issue, opening up about your darkest secrets, doing healing work, going to therapy… deal with it — or it will deal with you.”

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April 2019 Astrology Transits

By Calleen Wilder

April Astrology

This has been a super busy month, along with a super screwed-up Mercury Retrograde… which, by the way, is FINALLY over.

As such, I’ll be giving a very brief summary of what’s coming up in April.  I want to keep you all informed, in spite of the fact that my life sort of got turned upside down earlier this month.  Hopefully things will get back to whatever is my form of “normal” soon (sigh).  Please bear with me in the meantime.

April 5th – New Moon in Aries

New Moons represent New Beginnings.  When in Aries that fact gets bumped up to “right now, in my way, and fast”.  Thus, if you’ve been planning any new ventures, relationships, conversations, or projects, you’ll now have the energy, the confidence, and the “I have to scratch this darned itch” feeling.  So jump up to the plate, as if I could stop you (ha).

This is strong and beneficial aspect, provided you’ve already done the background work.  Dotting i’s and crossing t’s is definitely NOT an Aries thing.  Aries like action, movement, and risks.  So again, if you’ve done the research and know that you have a workable parachute onboard, go ahead and jump.

The biggest problem is, you’re going to jump regardless of the apparent condition of the proverbial parachute, this I know.  You too should know that going in.  As such, expect to improvise where necessary.

Other problem is, you could become a little hostile with anyone trying to offer even one grain of reason why you should not to do whatever it is you have your mind made up about.

Otherwise, if you hold your temper and try to affirm safety, it’s definitely a feel good kind of day.

April 10th – Venus in Pisces conjuncts Neptune also in Pisces

Venus, the planet of love and loving, is now sitting right on top of Neptune, the planet of poetry, music, artistry, and groovin’.  With both planets also now in the sign of Pisces, this is likely to be a soft, romantic, dreamy, and absolutely lovely type of day.

Granted, you may not climb any mountains.  Instead, you’d really prefer to relax, chill, and talk about your dreams, all while listening to whatever music you like the best.

BUT… if you do happen upon any fences that need mended, you just might find a way to patch things up regardless of how fruitless that might have previously looked.

This is an extremely soft aspect that contains loads of potential hidden within it, provided you actually decide to DO something… anything really.

April 15th – Venus in Pisces squares Jupiter in Sagitarrius

When the two most beneficial planets in the zodiac argue, it’s a little like watching children argue while armed with squirt guns.  Yes, everyone gets a shot in, but mostly everyone ends up slightly damp while rolling on the ground laughing.  Except, of course, the cry babies… boo to the cry babies.

Regardless, we still find we have one of our planets in “totally chill” Pisces, and the other in “I see the positive in even the worst situation Sagitarrius”.  So yeah, not much bad happening here.  In fact, the square might provide just enough friction to cause us to use these two gift-givers to accomplish something.  It might propel us to do something other than just roll around on the ground.  And that’s a really good thing.

So yes, apply for the job, ask for the raise, make a presentation, or do whatever it is you’ve been putting off doing.  If you do, chances are really good you’ll end up getting precisely what you wanted.

This then is a day that’s highly likely to turn out to be super fun, amazingly entertaining, and powerfully positive. Use this energy to your benefit.

April 17th – Mercury enters Aries

Whenever the planet of words and thoughts enters into “always somewhat impatient and not afraid to show it” Aries, words could get said that might hurt a feeling or two.

Here’s the thing though, we’re really just feeling the need to be far more direct than we might normally be.  In other words, we’ll likely end up saying whatever it is we’ve been wanting to say, but didn’t have the nerve.  Plus, since we’re also finding ourselves to be far more spontaneous in all of our communications, some words might just slip out.  Words we had no idea we actually intended to say.  Happens!

Today though, regardless of mental preparation, we might be amazed to find we don’t actually feel guilty about sharing our thoughts, even if some feathers get ruffled or goats get got.

Another upside to this is we’ll find ourselves being far more entrepreneurial than normal.  Hence, we take risks.  Again, if we’ve done any of the background work this can end up being very good for us.  If not, we’re going to have to patch some holes as we go.

Expect then to “seize the day”.  Our only hope is that we don’t overstep, over-speak, or over-assert.  All of which are entirely possible for the next few weeks.

Personally, I’ll take a few verbal barbs when needed provided Mercury stays direct for a bit.  No more retrogrades, please!

April 19th – Full Moon in Libra

Even though this is normally a time of Full Emotional Expression, when the Full Moon occurs in the sign of Libra, we’ll likely find we want peace more than we want to be heard… or better yet, want to be right.

True.  Today you’ll likely discover your need for harmony, fairness, and balance is far more important than most other things.  You want easy, stress-free, and comfortable, for everyone.  Libra is, after all, the proverbial hostess with the most-est.

Yes, you’ll think you’re right most of the time, you’ll simply choose to keep that juicy little tid-bit to yourself.

In the end, this will likely turn out to be a kind and thoughtful Full Moon.  Superficial?  Yes.  Detached?  Yes.  Still nice, pleasant, and socially pleasing.  I’ll take that.

April 20th – Sun enters Taurus

Our lighthouse of a luminary, the Sun, enters into the solid, sturdy, and dependable sign of Taurus.

Taurus is also a very sensual sign though.  Taurus loves the smell, taste, feel, and comfort offered in nearly “all things nice” that the Earth has to offer.

Consequently, pampering is never out of the question.  So if you’re looking for some brownie-points treat your sweetie to all the things sweet they like the most sometime, or several times, over the next month.  I promise you if you do, you’ll really like the outcome.

On top of that, Taurus is willing to work for their rewards.  Therefore, you can expect to be more committed to doing what is needed, if for no other reason than you like the money, bonuses, and sweet things paychecks allow you to buy.

Remember though, Taurus is stubborn.  Ever tried to push a bull?  Or ever witnessed someone trying to push a bull?  Hopefully the answer to both questions is “no”.  That would be foolish, right?  Keep this picture in mind should you decide to nag your sweetie into seeing things your way.  It won’t happen.  It’ll only make them resist more.

So why not instead choose to offer them massages, manicures, moist kisses, and mansions.  Yep, any or all of the aforementioned will get you far further in the direction you’re trying to go.  It’s a true win-win.

The only other caution I might offer is, Taurus can get possessive and more than slightly ticked off if it appears someone’s trying to take one of their toys or one of their boys.  So don’t flirt.  No one likes a mad bull.  Keep faithful, loyal, and devoted.  If you do, you’ll likely be rewarded deliciously.

Otherwise, this is a good month.  Full of equal work and equal play.

April 20th – Venus enters Aries

When our planet of loving and love enters into straight-forward Aries, we are offered the chance of New Beginnings (Aries favorite two words) in the areas of work, love, money, and really everywhere.  Reason being, we “need” new adventures and more spontaneity in our lives when Aries steps up to the plate.

If you’re single, this means it’s a great time to explore all of your possibilities.  Aries loves independence and taking a few risks.  It also boosts your confidence to the point that you just go after whatever it is you’d just love to entertain.

If you’re already involved, know that sometimes Aries can make us appear to be more self-serving.  Aries is a leader.  Aries also represents self.  Therefore, we might not seem very warm and fuzzy with others, especially if there are any on-going “issues” bubbling under the surface.  HINT:  They won’t be under the surface much longer.

Remember though, this is a phase.  It’s a “I have to get myself together and invest in me” phase.  SO… go out and play, experiment, do things you’d normally be too intimidated to do.  But know, instant and direct are the keywords of this transit.  You want what you want NOW.  Thus, try not to go too far overboard in your indulgences.

Still, provided you use some sort of common sense, and with the Sun now in Taurus you just might, this could be a great time for a make-over, a make-out, or a make-up moment.

Only other caution I might add is that you really should guard your money.  As mentioned, you’re really into whatever it is you’re into.  Yet since those credit card bills will come due once this transit has passed, you’ll end up wishing you’d considered the consequences a little more thoroughly.

Overall, it’s a good, slightly erratic,  and pretty much entirely unpredictable time.  It’s also a time to go after whatever it is you sincerely want.  Simply remember to balance, moderate, and check that the parachute is properly packed.

April 24th – Pluto goes Retrograde in Capricorn

Pluto is known for forcing us to look at all the things in our life that aren’t working.  It does this by creating sticky situations that require us to pay attention, evaluate, and then make some pretty big changes.

When he goes retrograde, we’re forced to see the darker sides of our personalities.  A stunning beam of light appears out of nowhere and shines brightly on all of the parts of ourselves we’d rather pretend don’t exist.  Meaning, we’ll need to get super honest with ourselves about how driven we are by our desire for money, power, passion, authority, and recognition.  You know, “What would you do for a Klondike Bar”?  Only substitute money or power or passion for the Klondike Bar part.  YIKES!  Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?  That’s precisely Pluto’s point.  Darn Pluto!

Too, Pluto also rules sex, revenge, anger, and life and death.  All the BIG subjects really.  All things we’d like to pretend we don’t want, or don’t need enough to fully address.  But again, what are you willing to do for any or all of those things?  The next few months will create situations that make us review, and likely cringe, over the answer(s) we uncover.

Hang on.  It’s about to get dark in here folks.  Still, we’ll come out far more personally aware than we were going on.  In other words, prepare to face your demons people.  But I don’t want to… I really don’t.  Problem is, it’s going to happen.  Get used to it!

April 27th – Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces

Mars rules muscles, energy, testosterone and force.  Neptune rules music, psychic ability, philanthropy and yes, delusion.

Meaning, it’ll be very easy to fool ourselves into doing something terribly destructive for the next few days.  Perhaps we’ll tell ourselves we’re trying to rescue the bad boy, only to end up falling deeply in love while falling victim to some strange compulsion or obsession with said bad boy.

Or perhaps we’ll tell ourselves that by following the newest (and usually the worst) guru, we’re headed for perpetual bliss.  When instead, we’re actually headed for bankruptcy, broken dreams, and bruised egos.

In other words, this is a time we want to do something new and possibly large (Mars).  AND… we’ll find a reason to do whatever it is regardless of how utterly senseless and stupid it is.

So beware of the con-men, the impulsive spending, the last minute life changing decisions, and all things that look too good to be true… HINT:  They are… too good to be true that is.

Instead, if you could use this energy to do something artistic or selfless (without any long-term commitments) you’ll likely accomplish that “feel good” feeling you’re chasing.  You might even create something far outside of your normal. Something that just might propel you forward later on.

Just don’t write bad-checks or entertain sketchy people… no matter how much you try to convince yourself they really have discovered the Fountain of Youth.  Yep… it’s a solid “no”.

Stay home, stay in, and stay in one piece.

April 29th – Saturn goes Retrograde in Capricorn

Saturn is entirely focused on your material world.  He helps us survive here.  He’s diligent, dutiful, and hard-working.  He keeps us waking up to the alarm every morning, going off to work, and then washing, rinsing, and repeating tomorrow.  He keeps us solid with our bills paid.

When he goes retrograde, as with every planet in retrograde, he wants us to evaluate all of the above.  This usually results in us pulling more “inward” and away from others.  He’s just so darn serious in that sort of way.  He’s also entirely comfortable working alone.  He prefers it.  So “hermit-ing” is entirely possible.

For the next few months a great deal of your time will be spent reviewing your job, your finances, your investments, your house payments, and all things bill and debt related.  Expect also to be trying to rearrange or rework all of the above.  He wants improvement and he won’t rest until he achieves it.

Granted, this will feel sort of heavy, slightly sad, often lonely, and perhaps even a touch scary.  Yet the end goal is to keep you functioning, with bills paid and money in the bank.  He does not like surprises.  Hence, you’ll have to review, rehash, and then review some more.  Again though, this really is for your benefit.  Bottom line is, Saturn hates “winging it”.

How this will be thrust upon you could vary.  There could be money shortages or demands that keep popping up.  There may be miscalculations, maintenance problems on your house and car, and job problems.  It could even be brought about via other people who depend upon you for support.  It’ll vary, but it’ll happen.

Saturn will get your attention.  That’s the only thing I know for sure.

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Astrology Transits for March 2019

By Calleen Wilder

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March 1st – Venus in Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries

This isn’t a major transit, but rather a rascally one.  Venus likes attention, as does Capricorn (even though you’d be hard-pressed to get them to admit it… ha).  And Uranus, well Uranus likes new, different, interesting, and life jarring.  Thus, expect flirting, provoking, and the need for strange and interesting.

The only real downside of this might be you poke at your lover long enough to stir up some strong words… or perhaps you flirt with the new barista a little too hard for your sweetie’s peace of mind.  Even still though, you’ll likely go home and make-up rather quickly.

If single, know you’ll be looking to mingle.  Nothing long term though since a taste of fun is all you’re really after.

Fun day, although slightly off-kilter in just the less-definable of ways.

March 1st – Venus enters Aquarius

Venus will be in Aquarius for most of the month.  Meaning, we’ll all get a tad less “warm to the touch” in our relationships.

Aquarius likes independence, freedom, and thoughts far more than action.  Venus, on the other hand, likes hugs and sweet little notes.  It’s likely rather apparent then that this pairing isn’t to either Venus’ or Aquarius’ liking.

The good news is, your friendships will grow and prosper.  Aquarius likes casual, cool, calm, and friends.  He always prefers detached observation.  He just doesn’t much care for romance, lack of warmth, and deeply personal revelations.  Which, by the way, are all the things Venus adores.

Thus, if you and your sweetie are already great friends, you can expect to have tons of fun together during the month of March.  If, however, you’re courting someone new and expecting flowers, chocolates, and love songs written, it’s a no-go.  No wining and dining here.

Still, it isn’t exactly the end of the world (well, other than to Miss Venus).  Relationships will survive, work will improve, groups will grow, friendships will multiply, and life will go on… but really, doesn’t it always?  Only half-kidding, February beat the bubbles right out of me…. sigh!

Enough about me though… go forth and multiply in all things mental and preferably lukewarm.

March 5th – Mercury goes Retrograde in Pisces

Oh Good Grief.  Being a Virgo, who shares Mercury’s rulership with Gemini, I always, always, always SO dread Mercury Retrogrades.  Simultaneously though I also realize that every single one of us experiences much the same thing.

With this particular one, being in the sign of Pisces, we’ll all likely find ourselves at the bottom of a rabbit hole or two.  After all, Pisces gets confused a lot.  It is the two fish swimming in opposite directions.  So “lost and looking for yourself” comes to mind.

On the plus side, Pisces are truly gentle, creative, music-loving artists who excel at loving, writing, sculpting, and yes, getting confused… a lot.  Hmmmm.

As a result, it might feel like our minds and ability to speak clearly are spinning about like some drunken game of Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Whatever.  Thus leaving us confused and sticking pins in people who are also blind-folded and armed with sharp objects.  Troublesome to say the least.

Yet many of us have felt like we’re mentally swimming in emotional sludge since mid-February when Mercury plunged into the watery depths of this fish sign.  So why not give us all a mild case of slanted perception, skewed speech, and bucket loads of tainted emotions if only to see what we can do with it?  Again, I got beat up last month (lol).  Many of you likely did as well though, so you know I speak the truth.

As per usual, expect computers to break, mail to get lost, words to be misconstrued, thinking to become blurred, and cars to crash into other cars, buildings, ponds, and the errant turtle, fish, or salamander.  And do not expect people to understand what you’re saying entirely.  Don’t even expect to understand yourself sometimes.

The good news (and yes, I’m digging deep here) is that Mercury going retrograde is meant to slow us down in order to get us to quit taking things we usually take-for-granted (things like speaking and thinking) and focus.  It wants us to pay attention to the daily details of our lives and perfect them further.  This month we’ll find ourselves doing just that while wearing beer-goggles.

Still, Mercury obviously has faith in us, so let’s at least agree to slosh our way through this together.  Oh, and give our fellow sloppy thinking humans a break when words come out wrong or payments get delayed.

Also, don’t sign contracts if it can be helped.  Don’t commit to anything long-term either.  Plus, make sure everyone really understood what you said.  Be as clear, concise, and organized as you possibly can be.  And please, for Pete’s sake, stay in your lane.

March 6th – New Moon in Pisces

Our New Beginnings this month also is under the direct supervision of Pisces.  However, the Moon represents our emotions, our artistry, our spirituality, and our downright grooviness.  Meaning, if you’re wanting to begin anything new, anything inspired, anything altruistic and terribly personal, do it now.

Yes, we have Mercury retrograde for the next few weeks making it a little hard to make presentations and get people on-board with our new ideas.  I get that.  BUT… if there’s anything you can do that doesn’t require a ton of conscious input (art rarely does, as the great work is always more inspired than thought-out), do that.

We’ll all be far more sensitive, as well as far less ego-oriented, for the next few weeks.  As such, doing something that benefits, moves, or takes the edge off of the real world for others  is strongly encouraged.  Provided, of course, you don’t sign up for the long-haul since you’re feeling far more giving and benevolent than you will be a few weeks from now.

I’d suggest simply doing what you can today.  By all means, think outside of the proverbial box (you won’t be aware of the box anyway) and go for all things musical, artistic, romantic, altered, and beautiful.  It’s a good time to let your particular brand of strange shine.  It’s also a good time to take breaks, naps, and daydream.

Progress is possible, provided you pick the subject matter for your progress intuitively rather than logically.

March 6th – Uranus enters Taurus

This transit only enhances everything I said above.  Primarily so because Taurus is ruled by Venus, who happens to also love beauty, art, creating, and self-expression.  Granted, Uranus likes new and edgy.  He doesn’t really care so much about art either.  AND… he doesn’t give one hoot about finances and the material world.  BUT… Taurus does.

Taurus likes nice things, pampering, and having its own way.  Uranus likes the “having its own way” part too.  This could result in all of us getting pretty stuck in our ideas about what precisely what it is we’re going to be creating for the next few weeks.

Cool thing is, it could be something super smart, new, beautiful, and unlike anything else we’ve done before.  So combining the two energies involved in this would be excellent… just let them flow without resistance.  Sure, they may bicker occasionally.  Simply sit back, pick up a brush or your tool of choice, and start without expectation and see what comes out.

Know too that Uranus has been in the sign of pioneering and progress-motivated Aries for the last 7 years, so this is a BIG deal.  Uranus changing signs is an overhaul of our traditions and way of living within the material universe we have created.  Today it’s moving from progressive Aries into conservative Taurus, a place it hasn’t occupied since 1942.  Uranus isn’t particularly fond of Taurus, it feels it weakens it.  So yes, this feels slightly awkward and uncomfortable for all of us.

Most likely we’ll feel it in our money pockets.  Taurus rules money, security, work, and as mentioned, arts and music.  Expect then to find new ways of making, keeping, spending, and transacting all of the aforementioned.  Reason being, we’ll all become far less open to taking risk and placing bets (something Aries loves).  Instead, we’ll find ourselves wanting settlements and new ways of managing our material things.  End goal being… becoming far more self-sufficient.

Self expression via art and true talent are highlighted this month.  As is becoming far less dependent on others for any and all things.  We want to not only be self-sufficient, but also self-managed.  Neither Uranus nor Taurus loves being told what to do.

I expect many new businesses to open up in the next few years, small businesses.  I also expect an explosion in gardening your own food, creating your own unique products, and finding different ways to structure your immediate environment in order to have more control over your world and your cash.

Again, this will feel off-putting at first considering these two energies don’t operate anywhere near similar.  Still, all in all, Uranus can usher in needed change while Taurus focuses on the structure, the safety, and the details of implementing it.  It’ll work, provided we’re all open to new, and yet thanks to Taurus, relatively well thought out changes.

March 10th – Mars in Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces

This is a very small transit, yet since Taurus and Neptune (ruler of Pisces) and Pisces are all involved, I thought I’d share it.

How it will affect you for the next few days is you’ll likely find thinking and dreaming up new schemes filling up a good portion of your day.  You’ll also likely find yourself trying to figure out what it is you want to do “next”.  As well as uncovering what really matters to you.  All in the hopes of finding a way to do more of what inspires you and less of the day-to-day stuff none of us like to do.

This is a smooth, easy time.  It’s a time for opening up via meditating, or maybe just getting quiet, and allowing ideas to float in and float out… jotting down the ones that speak to your heart and soul.

It’s another time of less ego and more compassion.  Again though, don’t sign up for anything long-term.  Instead, go with the flow and allow yourself to bask in whatever ideas strike your fancy.  It’s a soft day.  Another day full of artistic expression, if you’re so inclined.

March 14th – Mars in Taurus trines Saturn in Capricorn

This transit encourages us to finish up projects that require great attention to detail (Saturn and Capricorn).  It’s a time packed full of focus, ambition to do your best work, and completion.

This is not a pie-in-the-sky day.  Usually Mars finds focusing on anything at all totally nerve splitting.  But not for the next few days.  Saturn has roped him in, as has Taurus, and said “do your best work”.  And he, having the brawn to do just that, is complying and moving things forward.

Therefore, it’s a great day for progress, especially if it doesn’t involve complex plans or major moves.  Nope.  Today you shine through the little details you add to anything.  The extra coat of paint, the texture added to the newest sculpture, or even, the precise right words to end your long awaited book or proposal perfectly.

Focus, detail, and the desire to make things stunning is what this day is made of.

March 20th – Full Moon in Libra – Spring Equinox

Even this month’s Full Moon isn’t likely to be too jarring.  Yes, I’d still expect some emotional expression.  Yet this month that expression will likely not come at the expense of someone else’s peace.

Libra wants balance, fairness, polite conversation, and harmony.  Consequently, your desire to keep things nice and politically correct will likely outweigh any emotions you might feel need expressing.  I will say though that you really should speak your truth despite what you feel others are prepared to hear.  Otherwise things tend to bottle up and explode somewhere down the road when least expected.

Maybe the best thing to do is talk softly even when speaking about hard subjects.  Ask for feedback whenever you feel you’ve hit a soft spot, and let your listener voice their objections and observations as well.

Too, this is a culmination of all things began a few weeks ago.  Not meaning that your newest project is finished, rather, that it is progressing along enough now for you to measure if it’s something you wish to alter or keep at.

Expect Full Moon behavior, but in a Libra fashion.  As such, this shouldn’t be too trying of a time, provided again, that you don’t hold things in.

Also, go plant some seeds and unveil what you’ve been planning over the winter.  Spring makes everything new, better, and shiny.  Go grow some stuff!

March 20th – Sun enters Aries

The Sun entering “enthusiastic and full of gusto” Aries, on the same day as a Full Moon in Libra, might ensure you don’t do much holding back (ha).

Aries does tend to blurt things out whenever provoked.  Aries also has one firestorm of a temper.  Problem is, Aries expresses, the rest of us cower, and then when it’s over Aries wonders why we haven’t moved on as swiftly as they have.  If you know an Aries, you know I speak the truth.

So here’s the thing, with the influence of Libra and the Full Moon, one of two things will happen.  First being, Libra wins the war and we say what’s on our minds, but no feelings get trampled in the process.  OR… Aries wins the war and everyone hears every danged thing on your mind.  Plus, you’re very dramatic and don’t hesitate to engage in posturing, gesturing, and tossing a vase or two off the table (lol).

It is the surest measure of a true toss-up.  Aries and Libra are polar opposites in the chart.  Now that doesn’t guarantee an all-out-war.  It’s more like “the hair of the dog that bit you” type of thing.  Maybe we’ll yell at someone, then apologize and buy them chocolate right after.  Or maybe we’ll smile, nod, and go our own way while secretly nudging the chair they’re getting ready to sit down on slightly out of their behind’s ability to reach.

We’ll see.  Might be an interesting day full of Yin, Yang, Loud, Soft, and Passive-Aggressive.  Or maybe we’ll all figure out how to blend the two and speak softly while carrying the biggest stick we can find.

OH… and don’t forget, Aries will be ruling our Sun for the next month.  In a couple of days the Full Moon will lose it’s oppositional pull so we’ll all settle into more Arian types of temperaments.  Temperaments that consist of far more risk taking and calling things as we see them.  Forward movement is nearly assured, as is self expression, lots of laughing, and tons of new entrepreneurial ideas.  Go do you is the theme.

March 20th – Mars in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn

Another small transit, but a nice one.  Our energy planet is still in plodding and safety oriented Taurus, and it’s making nice to our planet of reform and reconstruction (Pluto) who is occupying the sign of determination and perseverance (Capricorn).

In essence, we’ll all be far more concerned with observing the state of our lives, jobs, finances, and relationships.  We’ll be reviewing why we are where we are, along with trying to figure out how to change what we don’t like (Pluto).

Now we won’t likely be aggressive with our findings, thanks to the trine.  Meaning, no one will find our desire to move onward and upward threatening, and as a result, challenge us about the changes (something Pluto often incites).  All attributable to the fact that we are really looking towards the good of the whole instead of the good of only us.

In fact, I’d encourage everyone this month, and especially during the next few days, to really sit down, take a break from your normal routine, and really look at the why’s and why nots of your life.  Pluto does so love to pluck out the weeds so something nicer can grow.  Today is the day you’ll likely see weeds you hadn’t even realized existed before.  Sit and ponder my friends.

March 21st – Venus in Aquarius squares Mars in Taurus

It’s a relationship-testing type of day.  If you’re in a good relationship you can expect to work some things through.  You want connection, involvement, and a lot of touching.

If, however, your relationship is a tad more stressed, arguments are definitely a possibility.  Really bad relationships might end up being tested to the point of breaking.

The bottom line is, Venus loves love, both the giving and receiving of it.  Mars like action and assertion.  In a square relationship there’s always friction.  There are things that need to be worked on, worked out, and expressed.  Hence, we have days like today.

It’s a high energy day in the love department.  You’ll definitely know how healthy your relationship is by the end of it.  It can be fun though, provided you’ve already done the heavy lifting.  Otherwise, prepare to “beef up”.

March 21st – Venus in Aquarius sextiles Jupiter in Sagittarius

This aspect adds a needed dash of pleasantries to the above transit.  Thus, I doubt any relationships will end today, or if they do, it’ll be a mutually consensual ending.

Since we the two most positive planets involved in all aspects of our lives right now, nothing too horrible can happen.

Again though, this isn’t a big aspect.  Yet its influence may affect every aspect of your life.

Expect possible promotions, great deals, financial bonuses, fun relationship excursions, and more.  This aspect is positive in every way.

March 26th – Venus enters Pisces

When Venus enters into the sign of the artist there’s a compassion and a softness to it.  For the next month you can reasonably expect to love and be loved more thoroughly.  You may also encounter romance, flowers, and gentleness.

Too, your creativity soars.  Regardless of whether that pertains to writing, creating, hanging wallpaper, or expressing yourself to your sweetie. It really is the month for the creators out there.

Pisces also largely negates the ego.  Therefore we’ll all become givers more so than takers.  Although we will receive very graciously, so feel free to give whatever you feel like giving (ha).

This is a spiritual, kind, and gracious place for Venus to find itself.  Enjoy, listen to some great music, and smooch away.

March 27th – Venus in Pisces sextiles Uranus in Taurus

Although this too is a small-ish transit, whenever Uranus is involved, in pretty much of anything, it’s worth mentioning.

Today you’ll find you still crave something new and exciting, but with the sextile, you’ll do so in a very nonthreatening-to-your-current-relationship sort of way.  Who knows, you might just opt to try something new and different with your sweetie.

And if no sweetie exists, one just might emerge… you’ll definitely be up for it.  Thing is, with Uranus transits you’re never guaranteed permanence in a new relationship, but you are guaranteed life changing events.  As a result it’s worth the energy exerted to explore such things.  You’ll likely figure out precisely what’s been missing in relationships long gone, at the very least.  Super fun!

It’s a good day to love, create, explore, make new friends, have a party, celebrate life, and do whatever two mutually consenting adults agree to do.

March 28th – Mercury goes Direct in Pisces

Thank heavens!  We have our planet of communication finally turning itself right once more.  Granted, it takes a few days for the spinning to stop, but today we’ll at least be able to piece words coherently together.  Yes, Pisces is still involved, but when direct, it brings out the poet and grace in all of us.  Pisces does so love to please.

Therefore, everything that’s been slightly off-kilter all month will begin to not only spin correctly, but also politely.  Apologies will be given and new ideas shared.  Who knows, we might even discover the inner artist in ourselves this month.  If so, whatever it is you’ve been working on or towards will likely be unveiled, as well as well received, in the days to come.

Mail gets delivered.  Texts get returned.  Computers stop stopping.  AND… our thoughts begin to hum along to the specific enchanting rhythm only Pisces can usher in.

March 30th/31st – Mars enters Gemini

Our planet of muscles and energy enters into “always slightly hectic” Gemini.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  Rather, it’s an energetic burst of enthusiasm that will awaken us from the reverie of the past month.  Likely leaving all of us shell-shocked by the mere force of it.

We’ll want to learn, talk, share, explore, and do anything but concentrate.  Enough of the concentrating already (Gemini’s said to add that).

Now, we want to touch, taste, and build it all.

We become fully alert, more-than-slightly sarcastic, and witty little brainiacs who need something to do every minute of the day… or at the very least, tending to.

We’ll get things done though.  Preferably things that require zero attention to detail.  Even better, hopefully it’ll be time to promote whatever it was we’ve been working on. We need to talk, dance, show off, and explore reactions, as well as begin new projects.  BORING!

Biggest caution is simply this… don’t over-speak, over-do, or over-estimate your capabilities.  Other than that though, fly high you crazy little jacked up bee.

Nerves, oh yes, we must watch out for wearing ourselves completely down.  Moderate the caffeine… yes, for sure, do that.