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 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 “During the months that Saturn will be retrograde in Capricorn, we can also expect to experience outdated lessons and reality checks,” Montufar adds.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 “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


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.

Your Birth Date Surprisingly Reveals A Lot About Your Personality, Know Them

1, 10, 19, 28: YOU’RE A BORN LEADER

If you were born on these dates on any month, then you were born to be a leader. Better become.


Have you ever wondered why you are so sensitive? It is because you were born on these days. Also you are diplomatic, good with family and intuitive.

3, 12, 21, 30: YOU’RE ULTRA CREATIVE

You are super creative. Art is your second name and you shouldn’t really ignore it. Try to make it your career even if it’s just a

4, 13, 22, 31: YOU’RE A HARD WORKER

The next time someone compliments your hard work, you can just tell them you were born on the fourth.


You are adventurous and it explains why you are always getting into trouble. Nothing can scare you also!


You are smart, logical and one with the logical approach. You always know what to do and you are the smartest one in the group.


You spend a lot of your time thinking about what created the universe and might have loved all the philosophy classes in the college.


If you were born on the 8th, then you are good with money and finances. Might some people call you bossy, that’s okay. You are really good at business and it makes sense.


You save up all your love for your family though you often get a little distracted when it comes to work.

Originally appeared on ReflectionOfMind


Astrology Predictions for February 2019

By Calleen Wilder

February Astrology Predictions

February 1st – Mars in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn

We start out the month with our planet of guts and gusto (Mars) in the sign it naturally rules, Aries… also full of fire and challenges.  Problem is, it’s also arguing with our planet of total regeneration (Pluto), who is currently in consistent, persistent, and nothing if not entirely determined Capricorn.  Maybe not such a great thing I think.

I would suggest that you might need to expect some type of transformation in the world around you.  Granted, this transformation could come about because of your persistence to make great and long-needed changes.  So a good thing.

Also though, it could come about as a result of ego conflicts, verbal tussles, power plays, and perhaps even a few fist-to-cuff entanglements.  You heard that right.  Someone, maybe even you, could be secretly plotting to overtake or change something in a big way.  That something could involve a relationship, a financial agreement, or something at work.  If so, there will likely be some who vehemently oppose it, resulting in eyes getting blackened and feelings getting hurt.

Basically, it’s a sudden thrust of energy being forced into your “normal and customary” routine in some area of your life.  It’s kind of scary, or kind of exciting, depending upon your perception I guess.

Here’s the thing to remember, this new injection of energy and bravery, combined with the need for renewal (Pluto), in a persistent and consistent way (Capricorn), can result in major positive changes.  But first, they’ll likely be some struggling going on between you and them, or you and an entire herd of them.

Still, I’d advise you do what needs to be done.  Yet do so in a way that lessens the chance of black eyes and knife thrusts so firmly in the backs of others that they’ll immediately begin plotting your destruction.  I realize it might be hard to make great changes without getting a little dust on you.  Still, be as kind as possible, but do act.  AND… if it was done to you versus by you, understand it was likely time that whatever it was be done.

Plus, once the dust settles you’ll find you’ve gained a very clear picture of who is for you and who is against you.  AND… you’ll get a new start as a bonus.

Tempers are likely.  Betrayals are possible.  New starts are needed though.  I just hope everyone remembers to play nicely.

OH… and this has been “in the works” for a few weeks if not a few months.  This is merely the culmination.  I hope you were kept in the proverbial loop, if not, know better things lie ahead.

February 2nd – Venus in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries

This is a small transit, yet after yesterday I wanted to share the benefits this transit brings.

Basically, we have the planet of sudden, and yet unusually incredibly fun change (Uranus), who is also residing in bold and assertive Aries, playing nicely with our planet of love, entertaining, and yes, all things nice Venus.  Who just so happens to be in future-looking and nearly always up-for-anything Sagittarius.

Meaning, you could find yourself in a somewhat new situation.  If so, you’ll likely begin to figure out you kind of like it.  You’re coming to realize that you too were craving something new, different, fun, and interesting.  You needed the”shine” put back into your life.  SO… whatever happened yesterday is likely starting to settle in and you’re figuring out it wasn’t all that bad.  Likely you’re beginning to discover there was some sort of release brought about as a result of it.  A lessening of tension.

Additionally, if you branch out and happen to meet someone new today, even they’ll be quite different from your normal friend or beau.  BUT… that’s probably precisely one of the things you like the most about them.  Is this a forever thing?  Probably not.  Still, it’s a very fun and interesting thing.  So lap it up.

Bottom line is, you’ll find yourself seeking out new people, places and experiences.  You’ll also feel far more alive than normal for having done so.  It’s a good day to be you.  You see the sun again.  So today you play.

February 3rd – Venus enters Capricorn

Our planet of love enters into the far more serious sign of Capricorn.  Does she love it there?  No.  Venus likes to play.  Capricorn likes to work (hmmmm).

The good news is… how and what we love will take on a far more serious tone for the next few weeks.  You’ll want to know exactly what to expect.  You may even want proposals, assurances, agreements, and logically anticipated results.  You’re no longer satisfied with the “high” of new love or the visions of a possible future.  Nope.  You want the ring (ha).

You’ll also find yourself being far more cautious about what you express, as well as, with whom you express it to.

Nice thing is, you’ll be granted the patience to give someone a little more time to “ante up”.  Yet right now, no one is a fool.  So if your sweetie isn’t willing to make the concessions you need, you’ll likely retreat and withdraw.  Yes, you’ll give them a minute or two to miss you before you entirely exit.  Still, it’s time for them to either step up to the plate or step off of it.

It’s a serious month.  Progress will be made, one way or the other.

February 4th – New Moon in Aquarius

Our New Beginnings New Moon occurs in “always looking to the future” Aquarius.  Also though, since Aquarius is more about freedom than commitment, this could cause a slight struggle in the romantic sectors of your life.  Especially true since we have Venus now asking for commitments, or at least pre-commitments, of some sort.  I’d say you should expect a few back and forth sways between wanting to go “all in” and wanting to run like your hair’s on fire.  It’s complicated.

Now outside of personal relationships, this New Moon ushers in a more objective view when working with others, perhaps at work.  Aquarius is the independent observer who stands outside of the crowd and watches.  Therefore, you’ll likely find yourself understanding where others “are coming from” far more easily now.  This alone negates any fear or anger that gets stirred up should they object to your plans.  Instead, you’ll know precisely what they’re feeling and how to address it more effectively.  End result being, you’ll likely get your way.

So New Beginnings that aren’t romantic are highlighted.  Working with groups is also encouraged.  Objectivity is at an all-time high where your emotions are concerned.  Thus, weave and maneuver to get your work goals achieved.  Romantically though, understand there are going to be some very “iffy” moments.  If you realize that going in and do your best to adjust and be considerate, even that might work out.

February 10th – Mercury enters Pisces

Our planet of words and thoughts enters into ever-emotional and entirely creative Pisces today.  If you’re an artist, be it writer, musician, painter, or poet, this is a great time to be inspired… and to create inspired work.

If, however, you’re an “all business” type of person, you might find these next few weeks confusing and exhausting.  Everyone, including yourself, will be far more spacey, and bucket loads more moody.  There’ll be verbal confusion and emotional exhaustion.  You’ll have many moments that all you want to do is “escape”.  So escape.  Personally, I expect to be doing so a lot… be it through books, movies, music (EVERYONE needs music right now), or writing.  Who knows, I might even decide to finally paint the furniture I’ve been meaning to paint for years.

Thing is, with our ever-roaming minds focus can get easily lost.  So likely, my furniture will live to be ragged awhile longer (exhausting really).

Yep… it’s a think and yet not really do much kind of time.  But again, if you’re an artist why not throw some things up against the canvas… you never know how truly imaginative and moving it’ll might all turn out.

Not a bad time, just a confusing one for those who aren’t perpetually drifting.

February 12th/13th – Mars in Aries conjuncts Uranus in Aries

This is another slightly scary transit.  Mars and Aries both want what they want, but yesterday.  And Uranus, well he just likes the fireworks, the chaos, and any type of new movement.  He too is in headstrong and “can’t be talked off the ledge” Aries.

Likely what that means for this entire month, and most of last, is you’ve been feeling the need to express yourself without censorship.  You want to be you.  You also want what you want.  You’re tired of the old, out-dated, out-lived, and ordinary.  AND… you don’t care if you’ve really planned any of it out.  You’ll gladly put up with the explosions if it leads you to the new.

Obviously the biggest concern is people will begin making long-needed changes, but impulsively so.  Granted, most of what will get changed likely needs to change.  BUT… it’s always nice to have a parachute strapped to your back once you make the decision to step out of the plane.  But Uranus, he doesn’t care.  He’s tired of old, boring, and life sucking.  And Mars, well Mars has the muscle and testosterone to make any move it feels inclined to make.  With Uranus’ promptings, things could get strangled fast.

Consequently, expect endings, a bit of turmoil, sudden decisions, rash actions, and rapid movement.  Yes, it could get ugly if we forget to be nice to those things or people we’re leaving.

Also, if you’ve left any dangling threads hanging about in your life over the last few years, expect those to come unraveled rapidly, regardless of whether or not you intentionally tugged on them yourself.

It’s a time of sudden, abrupt, unanticipated (by at least one person in the group), and large changes.  Expect a new life after, once you make your rather hard ground-landing thanks to the lack of a parachute.  Anticipate arguments, quarrels, nastiness, and rudeness.  Hopefully, none of that will happen, but expect it if for no other reason than to lessen the blow.

Know too that if you get left or left-out, it really isn’t you.  It’s the other person needing to exert their individuality at all costs.  Meaning you, my dear, might have simply been in the way.

Tough day or two… or week or month or two.  The worse will be over in the coming weeks.  BUT again, it’s been in the works for months.  I can only hope you had a clue and aren’t caught with your mouth agape and exposed.  But bend and roll if you are.  It’ll be over soon.  It’ll also be better than you can now foresee.

That is the way of Uranus.  He ushers in massive improvement on the wings of chaos and turmoil.  He’s a crazy harsh planet in that way.

February 14th – Mars enters Taurus

So our planet of brawn is entering into the sign of stubborn determination and sometimes “me first” Taurus.  On Valentine’s Day this could mean that your sweetie plans something spectacular for the two of you.  After all, Taurus loves all things sense-oriented.  Taurus loves the taste, the smell, the feeling, and the experience of luxury, relaxation, and indulgence.  Perhaps then, this’ll end up being a remarkable day for you.

On the flip side though, Taurus also makes our little beast of a planet more stubborn, more jealous, and perhaps even a tad more resentful.  Thus, whatever good is done for you over the next month or so be sure to return it in kind.

Oh, and don’t flirt or even dream of playing hard-to-get.  Nope.  The bull will rear its newly sharpened horns should you be a careless or casual lover.

And yes, we’ll all be more determined we’re right.  My plan to get around this is to simply let them think they’re right, go buy them something fabulous, and work my way past those horns by spoiling the daylights out of them.  That way, we’re all happy.  Soothe the beast, don’t poke it.

This can be an okay transit provided we’re all willing to compromise and indulge those we love the most, or even who are in authority over us, in some small way.  As the old saying goes, “you draw more bees with honey”… so spread it thick, my friends, and you’ll win.

February 17th – Venus in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces

Another small transit, still worth mentioning.  It ushers in a time of peace and tranquility in our relationships.  It also makes us all far more creative and go-with-the-flow than perhaps we normally are, or have been, for the last few days.  It’s our respite.

We’ll love music, art, dining, and daydreaming.  And provided we don’t lose the entire day to the fog inside of our brains, we might make some beautiful memories with our special other.

Again know, if you do anything creative, do more of it today.  At the very least take notes while you’re spacing out.  Beautiful things and original ideas will come to you.  You only need to jot them down ‘lest you forget it all tomorrow.

It’s a good, easy, loving, and kind day.

February 18th – Sun enters Pisces

The Sun, our life-giver, enters into groovy and altruistic Pisces.  For the next month this means we’ll all be far more sensitive and emotional than normal.   We’ll also likely find ourselves being drawn to help others.  Pisces is the exact opposite of ego.

For those who are in strong business positions that require a firm sense of self, this might be slightly disarming.  BUT… we still have Capricorn, Aries, and Aquarius on-board, overseeing other planets, so we don’t have to shrink into mush entirely.

Nope.  Rather, this Pisces Sun just adds a large helping of compassion, creativity, and humanitarianism to our tool belt.  Not a bad thing at all.  It’s simply more of a balancing thing.  Just don’t be alarmed when you find yourself thinking about others as much as you’re thinking about you and yours.

Conversely, the downside to Pisces is getting lost in the dream of things, or the idea of things, and not finding your way to actually accomplishing anything.  It is, after all, two fish swimming in opposite directions.  Still, if you can rope-it-in on the days you can’t afford to just drift and exert your energy towards a project that, in the end, is good for everyone, you’ll be a tremendous success.

Do, however, expect others to lose their way and/or become tearful from time-to-time.  Provided you reach out and, at the very least, tap them lightly on the shoulder while shaking your head slowly in acknowledgement of their pain (really confusion), they’ll likely be strong little troopers who jump onto your ship once they regroup, and become exceptional team members.

Kindness, consideration, and a bit of Kumbaya are all in order.  It’s a great time to dream.  Remember that.

February 18th – Venus in Capricorn conjuncts Saturn in Capricorn

Remember when I spoke earlier about how some of us will be wanting more commitment from “our people”?  Remember too my saying we’d find a way to allow them a little time to mull it all over?  Today it’s entirely possible the time we extended them is expiring.  We want answers.  We want plans.  We want diamonds.  We want it all.

Word of warning… you’re not entirely loving today.  You’re more cautious and deliberate, some might even say “cold”.  Meaning, asking for a ring on a day when you’re not entirely gracious or lovable might make things awkward quick.  In fact, this transit may hit its strong note today, but this could be hanging in the air for a few weeks prior and for at least a week after.  So it’s a little more potent than just today.

What this might result in is an ending of the relationship entirely.  Truthfully, no one wants to be pushed or coerced today.  Bigger problem is, everyone wants to push and coerce today.  See the crux?

Granted, I realize you’re feeling entitled to this. And yes, you’re feeling fed-up and due.  Just understand that if you must make a stand, do so with a smile, a hug, and perhaps even a gift.

It really is more of an “all business” attitude from a planet known to be loving and a tad superficial normally.  Hence, everyone is caught off guard and slightly peeved over “the calling of hands” so to speak.

So approach kindly and softly, even if it takes every nerve you have.  Otherwise, it could be over, which might not be a bad thing if it’s really that serious for you.  Just know, you could step too hard on a non-pliable surface otherwise.

February 19th – Full Moon in Virgo

This is also a Super Moon.  Meaning, more power than a normal Full Moon.  Read everything I say below and multiply it by like ten (ha).

How all of this might translate for you is you’ll direct your feelings more towards controlling them (Virgos hate being out of control you know).  You might even find yourself trying to organize all of the events that have transpired over the last few days in order to make sense and feel safe within the confines of your life.

Virgos hate chaos and sloppiness too.  They like predictable, clean, and sensible.  Hence, this isn’t a “wail your heart out” Full Moon.  It’s a “what the heck is happening and how can I fix it” Full Moon.  So watch as we all scramble to pick up the pieces and make sense of the senseless today.  Gluing Humpty Dumpty back together again if possible.

On the flip side of this scampering, know that Virgo is also nothing if not incredibly observant.  They see every darn thing.  The result of this peculiar skill of theirs being, if you started an uproar or even a small discussion with someone yesterday, they may decide to point out all of your flaws in having done so.  These flaws could range from your attire to your grammar.  They might even involve how haphazard your thinking was, as well as your demands.

As most of us can likely clearly see, this probably isn’t what needs to happen right now.  Sure, you might temporarily throw your opponent, or your sweetie (whatever you want to call them at this point) off-guard by your accurate observations.  BUT… you won’t win the war or any long-term kudos as a result.  You’ll confuse, but you won’t change them.

Better advice might be, simply try to be more tolerant of the imperfections of others, and yes, your life right now.  Talk, but do so without criticism.  Don’t expect or demand to win, or to be right (sigh).  Rather, try to focus on what’s wrong and if it’s fixable.  Own your stuff too.  Trust me, it’ll all go far smoother if you step down off the Virgo Scrutinizing High Horse and take one for the team.  Provided, that is, you still want to stay on the team.

Otherwise, it’s a rather cold emotional experience for a Full Super Moon Day.  But again, it is what it is.

February 22nd – Venus in Capricorn conjuncts Pluto also in Capricorn

We end the month with our lovely little Southern Belle of a planet Venus, sitting right on top of revolution, death, and rebirth Pluto.  It probably doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out this means there will be relationship endings, or at least, extensive rebuilding.

Too though, since Pluto is the planet of manipulation, secret moves, manipulation, and power plays, things could take an ugly turn.  Control and manipulation are not your friends right now.  Again, it might provide a temporary fix, but it is not a solution.

Pluto is also the planet of sex.  So how you decide to direct this is up to you.  I would say, choose the sex and then expect the unexpected.  Truth is, you’ll likely be incredibly desirous of the new and unusual.  Who knows, you might even be a little obsessed with whatever idea or person strikes your fancy.  If you do so in a mutually consenting way, this could be so much fun.

Right now you want intensity, passion, and perhaps the feeling of some control.  You also want what you want.  Just remember, so does everyone else.  In the end, if you play nicely, albeit a little strangely, with your significant other, this might be a great and enlightening day.

But if you want to control, over-power (in a bad way), or mind-bend them, expect things to unravel and fly right back at you pretty quickly.

How this day turns out is entirely up to you… well, sort of.  It will require you to rope them in long enough to get their attention.  But that could be the fun part, right?

Int he end, just leave the heavier side of power out of it if you want to build a strong foundation.  Otherwise, endings are entirely possible, and possibly explosive.  Pluto doesn’t play that way.  Well, he does, but he doesn’t like to be played that way.

May the force be with you.  Enjoy!

Meaning of Solar and Lunar Eclipses – PLUS Rituals You Can Do During Each

By The AstroTwins

Meaning of Eclipses

Dragging your feet? Avoiding the inevitable? Resistance and procrastination are natural; we tend to avoid what’s painful and stay in our comfort zones. Solar and lunar eclipses are dramatic turning points. They provide the cosmic kick in the pants to push us off the fence and into action. On the upside, if you’ve been waiting around for a clear sign or answer, an eclipse will speed up the process.

Eclipses are these agents of change. They occur four to six times a year and turn things upside down. In our disoriented state, we may act out of character or see turbulence in the world. Eclipses can also help break patterns and shift dynamics. However, most astrologers suggest waiting a week or so before taking drastic action, allowing the eclipse energy to settle first.

Solar eclipses: Time to start fresh.

Solar eclipses occur at new moons. During a solar eclipse, the moon is directly between the Earth and Sun (known as a conjunction, or meetup, of the Sun and the moon). During this brief time, the moon can block out the Sun’s light, temporarily disconnecting us from our sense of reality.

In astrology, a solar eclipse could bring a bold beginning, setting us on a new path that we hadn’t imagined for ourselves. While it may be surprising—or not something you even expected—a solar eclipse has a bigger vision in store for us. We have a finite focus as human beings, and it’s natural to concentrate on what’s in front of us. At times, this can limit our perspectives and cause us to miss out on opportunities. Solar eclipses might snatch away the familiar temporarily, forcing us to consider options we would never otherwise explore. Although this can cause upheaval, eclipses are “cruel to be kind.” Major growth can happen during these cosmic power outages. This is when we should leap into new (and generally improved) terrain, even if we feel forced there by circumstances beyond our control.

Lunar eclipses: Let it go, let it flow.

Lunar eclipses occur at full moons. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is nearing its full state and enters the Earth’s shadow. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth is exactly between the Sun and the Moon (known as an opposition between the Sun and the Moon). For a brief spell, we can see the Earth’s shadow turning the luminous full moon intense shades of reds, browns, and grays. Depending on where in the world you are, an eclipse may be visible.

According to astrology, lunar eclipses give us a glimpse into what Carl Jung referred to as the “shadow self.” We all want to think of ourselves as good, kind people, but hey—we’re also human! What we discover about ourselves and others during lunar eclipses can be tough to admit, even shocking. Still, this gives us the opportunity to embrace our wholeness and see where we have room to grow in new directions.

Owning the fact that we have emotions (like fear, anger, jealousy, and rage) is the first step to getting a handle on them. Trying to pretend we’re perfect or stuffing down our feelings? That’s when our unexamined issues creep up and overwhelm us. If we’re willing to suspend judgment and accept the good along with the bad, lunar eclipses can be potent moments of self-discovery.

Why our ancestors feared eclipses.

Eclipses throughout history have gotten a bad rap. They were both revered and feared. The ancients were baffled by the Sun’s “disappearance” from the sky during a solar eclipse, so they made up stories involving angry (or “hangry”) gods eating the Sun. Because eclipses have correlated with climate catastrophes, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes, many cultures believed that eclipses angered the gods. During lunar eclipses, people were known to act “loony” (root word: lunatic, which is of the root word lunar)—and in our own informal observation, we’ve noticed that, too. However, Western science has only confirmed a single fact: We need to protect our eyes if we watch a solar eclipse!

Rituals for the eclipses: Renew and release.

Rituals for new and full moons are becoming more popular by the day. At an eclipse, a ritual can help you stay grounded in the face of any chaos, especially if you set dedicated intentions.

Solar eclipses fall at new moons, so a ritual or intention-setting could focus on helping you start anew. Themes could include finding the courage to make a fresh start, embracing change, taking a risk (even if you’re scared), putting yourself out there, making a big reveal/coming out of the metaphorical closet.

Lunar eclipses fall at full moons, which are times of ending, closure, manifestation, and transition. Lunar eclipse rituals may center around having a huge breakthrough, pushing past barriers and limits, letting go of a painful situation for good, breaking free of an addictive pattern, healing, or releasing.

You may want to do a zodiac-specific ritual depending on which sign the eclipse falls in astrologically. Follow our tips for new and full moon rituals and gatherings. You can do a ritual by yourself or gather with friends to amplify your intentions.

Eclipses and the lunar nodes of astrology.

Lunar nodes—the “destiny points” in astrology—are tied to the eclipses. The lunar nodes are determined by the points where the moon’s orbit crosses the “ecliptic”—the apparent path the Sun makes around the earth that is the basis of Western astrology. The north and south nodes in your chart are determined by where the eclipses were happening. So from a mystical perspective, eclipses are tied to our past lives, karmic paths, and soul missions!

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Your Mars Sign Meaning Reveals A Lot About Your Sexual Needs, So Take Notes


If you’re looking to the stars for answers to all your burning questions about sex, it’s time to examine your Mars sign meaning. Ruling over our most carnal impulses, Mars reveals how you deal with passion, desire, lust, and most enticingly, your erotic tendencies beneath the sheets. From a warm smoldering all the way to a volcanic eruption, Mars is always there, guiding you through your most indulgent moments. In essence, Mars strips you down and exposes the animal you really are. The animal that lives within us all, just waiting for the chance to roar with wild fury. Now, what type of animal are you in bed?

If you’ve ever had a wild sexual compatibility with someone who you’re not necessarily supposed to get along with according to your sun signs, your Mars compatibility could be the reason why. Every Mars sign has different needs when it comes to sex. Some might need to have an emotional connection, and others could feel the connection with anyone, as long as they’re the one in control. If you don’t know what your Mars sign is, input your time, date, and place of birth into this calculator and then read on for all the delicious details you never knew about your naughty self.


There is no Mars sign more easily aroused than Aries. They’re fiercely addicted to the chase and if they’ve got their eyes on you, it won’t be long before you know it. Their attention span is just as fickle, so remember that it might not last. They prefer sex when it’s wild, without inhibitions, and fast. This is not a sign that enjoys a long, graceful period of foreplay. They’d prefer to get right to the f*cking and when they do, there’s no holding them back. Sex with them will likely leave both partners bruised, hair-tangled, and aching with raw desire.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, or Libra would be able to keep up with their whirlwind.


A Mars sign in Taurus allows passion to build slowly, naturally, and steadily without ever taking their mind off the goal. This is a sign that will appreciate their partner with all five of their senses, leaving no corner of them untouched. They also prefer a consistent partner to lavish in. For them, sex is to be enjoyed like a fine wine, with each sip captivating and savored, but also reserved for only the most perfect moments. This is not a sign that will likely enjoy a quickie in the car. They want to build a home between your legs and live there for a while.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, or Scorpio would be perfect for their luxurious care.


The most intellectual of Mars signs, Gemini is obsessed with dirty talk. They love buttering their partner up with raunchy, yet passionate word play. To them, sex is a bit of a game. The more clever you are when stimulating their mind, the faster they’ll want to unbutton your pants. They’re also the best kissers and could spend hours making out, teasing, and tantalizing you all the while. This is not a sign that enjoys sex unless their imaginations are running wild with it. They want poetry interlaced with their orgasms.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Gemini, Aquarius, Libra, or Sagittarius would have just enough wit to get their libido going.


For a Mars sign in Cancer, desire and emotions are rarely mutually exclusive. Sex is symbolic of what both partners mean to each other, making them the most protective and sentimental of Mars signs. This sign doesn’t want to f*ck just anyone either. You must really be different if they want their tongue all over you. In order for them to truly lose themselves in sex, they need reassurance that their partner is completely devoted to them. It’s worth it though. Sex with them will feel like you’re the only two people left in the world.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or Capricorn will dive right into their romantic world.


A Mars sign in Leo wants to be utterly worshipped by their partner. Prideful of their abilities in bed, they’ll leave no stone unturned until they’re positive they’re the best you’ve ever had. This is an ostentatious sign that would be turned on by the thought of the upstairs neighbor hearing the sound of your moans. They’d probably ask you to moan louder, to scream their name. Possessive in nature, they’re not likely to want to keep your liaisons a secret. They’ll brag to everyone about how much you turn them on.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Leo, Aries, Sagittarius, or Aquarius would be able to match their fire.


The most selfless of Mars signs, Virgo will take the time to study and learn their partners every need, then spoil them rotten. For them, sex is less about themselves and more about their partner, which they their take time to choose. They can’t go around giving their undivided attention to just anyone. This is not a sign that enjoys meaningless or flashy sex and would rather have a private world they can escape to with their partner, where they can both explore their most vulnerable desires in peace.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn, or Pisces would be a perfect candidate for their generosity in bed.


A Mars in Libra is the very essence of harmony when it comes to sex. They’ll be chivalrous and romantic during courtship, but once they get you into the bedroom, prepare to be met with a savage frenzy of pent-up desire. A perfect balance of wild and refined, you’ll get the best of both worlds with them. This sign has a need for symmetry and they don’t want to do all the giving, nor all the taking because they get off on both. They want their partner to be on the same page and believe that sex should never leave one of them yearning for more.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Libra, Gemini, Aquarius, or Aries would be the perfect fit for their balanced eroticism.


There is no Mars sign more famous for its sexuality than Scorpio. In a way, their multifaceted libido contains a little of each sign, making them capable of all kinds of sexual impulses. Mysterious by nature, you won’t always know which Scorpio you’re gonna get, but you’ll never be in the dark about their intensity. They can get you wet by simply looking into your eyes. This is not a sign that enjoys sex if their partner isn’t serious about it. For them, sex must be deep, passionate, and extraordinary. They give it their all, like it’s the last time they’ll ever have sex.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces, or Taurus would be perfect for their powerful sex drive.


A Mars in Sagittarius has a direct, yet whimsical and innocent approach to sex. Fooling around and making each other laugh serves as ideal foreplay. Preferring not to intellectualize things nor romanticize them, they treat sex like a fun and lively exploration, retaining their childlike wonder all through-out. Don’t underestimate their friskiness, though. Their innocence will take their partner back in time to the lusty days of their youth, when they first discovered sex. Their playful honesty helps you forget that sex was ever something to be ashamed of.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Sagittarius, Aries, Leo, or Gemini will appreciate their fun-loving style in bed.


A Mars in Capricorn tends to value security, consistency, and wisdom from their sexual partner. They’re most attracted to someone more experienced, someone they can learn from. This makes being told what to do and being dominated in bed a fierce turn-on. They also need to know that they’re taken care of and won’t stand for a partner who’s eye wanders for even a second. It’s a straightforward approach they have to sex but it’s not without a hopelessly powerful depth. Sex with them is an intense, beyond-this-world connection.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo, or Cancer would be willing to disappear into their deep world.


There is no Mars sign more elusive and mysterious than Aquarius. Their style is more detached, aloof, and secretive than any other’s, which can turn you on to the point of oblivion or totally drive you insane. The reason for this is that they tend to find the hot-and-cold mind game beyond sexy, making them ideal when it comes to role-play or any other kinky endeavors that don’t require a huge emotional commitment. Although they run from dependency, there is no sign more willing to experiment with your craziest fantasies.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, or Leo would be willing to play their seductive mind games.


Pisces is the most spiritually developed of Mars signs. With a highly sensitive intuition, they sense their partner’s sexual needs without a word. Self-sacrificing and generous in bed, they often go with the flow of whatever their partner craves, setting aside their own needs. Forgiving by nature, if their partner decides they don’t want to sleep with them anymore, they’ll peacefully respect their decision. This can be infuriating for partners who really want them to fight harder for them. Regardless, they provide a dreamy and transcendent sexual experience.

A sexual partner with their Mars sign in Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio, or Virgo would be adore their magical touch.

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2019 Numerology – Why Last Year’s Endings Might Still Be Hangin’ On

Calleen Wilder

2019 Numerology

In the past week I’ve spoken with many who are wondering why the relationship endings of last year’s 11/2 are still transpiring.  Thus, I’ve decided to address it.  Remember too that I’m not a professional numerologist.  I’m simply someone who has observed each year’s behaviors and outcomes for the last 25 years or so.  As a result, this is what I’ve discovered:

We procrastinate.  OR… the people in our lives procrastinate.  After all, they have free will too.  AND… if they’re “deep enough in” we feel the ramifications of their decisions as if they were our own.

Consequently why the Universal 11/2 Year we all just waded our way through is still producing tremors and sometimes storms in our lives.  I too am still experiencing the ramifications of free will, procrastination, and other people not “getting on with it” (ha).

Just know that as years change and we’re supposed to be experiencing a freer, lighter year, 2018 has not yet entirely let go of us.

PLUS remember, this 3 Universal Year adds up to a 12/3 (2+0+1+9=12/3).  So the “1” and the “2” are still in position.  “1” representing ourselves and how we choose to respond… as well as what we choose to do based on other people’s decisions.  And “2”, our interaction with others (1+1=2).  So us and them, still trying to figure things out, usually via communication as represented by the “3”.

Granted, it’s not the 11/2 that 2018 was (2+0+1+8=11), which takes all beginnings and endings of relationships to a Master Level.  UGH!

Still though, we’re all just trying to hash it all out during this new “3” year.  Hopefully once we get a little deeper into the year we’ll get to play, talk, laugh, and play some more.  ENOUGH of the strangled endings already (just sayin’… lol).

Hope that helps,