Ana Isabel - Life Astrologer

Blog


8/03/15

Moon in Libra Opposite Venus, Mars and Uranus, Square Pluto- Tense
Moon in Libra Trine Mercury and Sextile Jupiter- Exciting Conversation

For some today is a day of tension. You may not feel like doing much but feel obliged to do something. You may be bursting to try something different but feel powerless to make changes or feel that someone is stopping you from doing what you really want. Perhaps there is a part of you that is longing for something different but feels afraid of change. The best thing to do today is to be patient with yourself. Whether you find yourself busy when you'd rather be resting; or feeling stuck, accept that this is how things are today. It doesn't mean it will be like this forever. In the meantime, consider why it is that your needs aren't being met. What is it in you that needs to change so that you're able to move forward.

You're most sensitive to this energy if you're a Libra, Aries, Capricorn or Cancerian.

For others today is a day of inspiration. You may find that a conversation triggers ideas that stimulate and excite you. It's also possible that it's something you read or hear in the media. Of you course, you may equally be the source of inspiration for someone else. However, it happens be open to inspiration and then enjoy the positive energy that this brings.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius

17/01/15

Mars in Pisces- Reaching Within

Mars is direct. He's the god of war, confident, bold, competitive. He acts on what he feels. In a birth chart, he represents anger and your defence system. He's very straightforward. If you're hurt, he wants to charge in your defence.

Pisces, on the other hand is gentle, passive, imaginative and intuitive. Pisces can be in denial about anger and pain. It can seek to excuse the actions of another to avoid confrontation. Consequently, Mars is very uncomfortable when in Pisces. It's like putting a torch into the sea.

Yet Mars' sojourn in the sign of Pisces can also be full of opportunities. By reaching inwards and questioning the impulse of anger, we can gain great understanding. What are we reacting to and why? Understanding ourselves can bring healing.  Finding creative expressions for our negative feelings through art or music can also bring great healing. During this period, avoid repressing your anger, but also avoid just acting on it. Reach within yourself for greater understanding. Treat yourself with compassion and be creative, you might be surprised by what you achieve.


7/01/15

Venus in Aquarius- Joining In

Venus loves to be social. Aquarius wants to be part of a group. While Venus is in Aquarius, you may find yourself thinking about your friends and wanting to spend time with them. This could be the antidote to the January blues. So instead of giving into winter blues, go out and be with your friends. You could also join a club, do a course... do anything which introduces you to new people. This is a great time to widen your social circle, be a part of something and have fun!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. You may also benefit if you're a Sagittarius or Aries.

If you're a Leo, Taurus  or Scorpio, you may not be in the mood for socialising. Perhaps scaling things down may be helpful. Just spending one-to-one time with someone you trust could be what's needed.

6/01/15

Mercury in Aquarius- Open Minded

Mercury is about ideas and communication. Aquarius likes to look at things from different angles. Mercury in this progressive, forward thinking sign, invites to dare to think differently. Embracing new possibilities keeps us fresh and helps us to grow. So while Mercury is here, be glad when you hear something that makes you raise your eyebrows. Then, mull it over... is it really so odd? If so, can you see a logic or possibilities around it? You don't have to accept it or buy into it, but just consider it. This is an exercise in opening the mind. Enjoy!

4/01/15

Saturn in Sagittarius

Saturn is a planet linked with restriction, fear, constriction and hard work. These are not words that excite the imagination. However, Saturn is also linked with structure, refinement and the attainment of hard earned rewards. It's akin to polishing a stone to bring out its beauty. Patience and courage are required. Fear and self doubt lead to defeat.

Over the next couple of years it will remain in the sign of Sagittarius. This is a sign linked with optimism, growth and adventure. It invites us to expand our horizons, reach for the truth and meaning. This could happen through travel, meeting different cultures; exploring philosophy, religion or spirituality; furthering education and any other activity which requires deep thinking.

At first glance Saturn does not sit easily in Sagittarius. It wants structure where Sagittarius wants freedom. It's cautious where Sagittarius is optimistic. You get the idea. This is a tense combination. Yet that tension can be very productive. Saturn in this sign forces us to refine our definitions of freedom. It forces us to search for the meaning that Sagittarius craves by questioning everything we think we know. At times our confidence may be shaken, as everything we believe is up for questioning. Yet, if we continue to seek answers instead of giving in to fear,what will emerge is a deeper sense of faith. A faith that has been tried and tested.

With the Global situation as it is, we are facing a test to everything we hold dear. How much do we value freedom of speech and expression in the face of terrorism? What role does religion play in societies that espouse the belief in freedom of religion but are faced with religious fundamentalism?
How can we remain free citizens and still be responsible members of society? These are themes that we've already been wrestling with since Pluto was in Sagittarius from '95 to 2007/8. They haven't gone away. Saturn in Sagittarius compels us through world events to decide where we stand. Reacting with fear will constrict and restrict us. Reacting with the wisdom and humanity of Sagittarius will strengthen our values and faith, allowing us to emerge more confident and optimistic once again.

If you'd like to know what Saturn in Sagittarius means for your sign, go to the Horoscopes page.
8/12/14

Moon in Cancer Square Uranus, Opposite Pluto- Change or Status Quo?
Moon in Cancer Trine Neptune and Chiron- Reciprocal Healing

For some, today may be a day of intense restlessness. There is a conflict between the need for security and a need for change. This could put you at odds with a family member too. Although this may be more intense today, the theme may have been playing itself out for some time. The best thing to do today is to break the routine and do something that feels a little different. This can help alleviate the tension for the day. In the long term, it's best to examine your priorities. Sometimes what we think we want and what we need are very different things.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Libra or Aries

For others, today is a day in which healing energy is in abundance. You may find yourself lending a sympathetic ear to someone and feel the good that's doing for them. Of course it's possible that you're the recipient of this healing. However, it manifests it's likely to be reciprocal. Whatever you give to others today will me beneficial to you. If you receive, then the fact that you've allowed someone to help you is in some way going to benefit them too. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Scorpio or Pisces

6/12/14

Full Moon in Gemini- Exuberance vs. Cool Logic

Sagittarius is an exuberant sign. It's passionate, instinctive and loves to have a good time. It's safe to say that it can get carried away and be heard to say "it sounded like a good idea at the time!"
Gemini is about ideas and logic. It wants to explore with cool intellect. You can see where the opposition lies. With the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Gemini, today may be a day in which head and heart are at odds. The trick may be to express your feelings through the language of logic- but do express them. This way you'll have a better understanding of why your instincts are pulling you in what may at first glance appear to be an illogical direction. If you can manage this, you'll have a better understanding of yourself and be in a better position to convince others of your ideas or views.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces.

24/09/14

Sun in Libra- Balance

Libra is the sign of the scales. This is entirely about balancing your needs with the needs of others. If you find that you are giving too much, you may become resentful- there is an imbalance that needs to be corrected. If on the other hand, you aren't giving enough, the other person may be the one who becomes angry. Balancing relationships is the key to the harmony that Libra seeks. This month, you may be prompted to consider which relationships are out of balance. Those that matter, will be worth the effort of putting things right!

If you'd like to know more about what the Sun in Libra means for your sign, you find more information on the Horoscopes page.

If you'd like to know more a
23/08/14

Sun in Virgo- Harvest

Virgo has a reputation for attention to detail and perfectionism. This is definitely a part of this sign. Yet there is a less known side to Virgo. This time of year is the time of harvest and there is a feeling of abundance as the crops come in. It's this link with nature and the earth that is often forgotten. This month as we make the most of the last days of summer, count your blessings and notice the abundance around you. Think about what you have most of, it may not be money but it may be love, or creativity. Whatever it is, do another great Virgo thing, plan so that you can make the most of what you have. Sow the seeds for next year's harvest.
If  you'd like to know more about how the Sun in Virgo affects your sign, you can go to the Horoscopes page.

13/08/14

Mars in Scorpio- Power

Mars has been in Scorpio for a few weeks now and many of you may already be aware of its effects. There has been a lot of talk about depression and conflict in this time. This is because Scorpio is all about feelings and issues around power. It invites us to consider where we feel powerless in our lives and how to correct this imbalance. Feelings of powerlessness can lead to depression and a simmering anger or resentment which can later erupt into conflict. It's healthier to really check where we feel powerless and resentful and then work to correct this. You can learn more about what Mars in Scorpio means for your sign on the Horoscopes page.

1/06/14

Moon Conjunct Jupiter in Cancer Trine Saturn and Chiron- Generous Spirit

Today is a day calling you to be generous. Reaching out and nurturing loved ones brings you the satisfaction and fulfilment you need. Somehow it brings soothing and healing not just to them but to you.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Scorpio or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo


30/05/14

Moon in Cancer Conjunct Mercury, Sextile Venus, Trine Neptune- A Pleasant Day

At last a harmonious set up. The great thing is that it's happening on a Friday afternoon. This is the perfect time to meet with friends or family. There is a general feeling of goodwill. You are in the mood to be kind and so it seems are many people around you. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Scorpio or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo.

28/05/14

New Moon in Gemini, Trine Mars- Busy Minds
New Moon in Gemini Square Neptune- Gently Does It

For some this New Moon brings new energy to thinking and communication. It's as though your brain is inspired by everything you see and hear. You are full of ideas and can't wait to share them with friends. Your relationships have a new energy and your are able to communicate with clarity. Communication is most successful when both parties listen and this seems to be the case at the moment. This makes understanding and cooperation possible.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're a Leo.

For others the New Moon's Square to Neptune means something quite different. You may feel confused, torn. This is because what you feel and what you think are at odds. You want to be objective and logical but your gut or your heart are following a logic of their own. In fact rather than being energetic, you may feel tired and in the mood to retreat. The best thing to do is to be gentle with yourself. Listen to your heart and understand what you really feel. Then talk it over with someone you trust. You'll then be in a better position to decide what's best.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces. You may also feel this energy if you're a Scorpio or Capricorn.

24/05/14

Sun in Gemini- Multi-tasking

Gemini is a curious sign. It's inquisitive nature means that it's always asking questions, loves to learn and is easily bored. While the Sun is in Gemini, you may find that you are doing many things at once. Life seems to be picking up pace and you are loving the excitement and stimulation. Take care though as it's easy to burn out. If you'd like to know what the Sun in Gemini means for your sign,
you can find out more on the Horoscopes page.

07/05/14

Here is a link to my take on what's happening this month. I hope it inspires you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WanEOi4FG7g

23/04/14

Sun in Taurus- The Good Life

Taurus is a tactile sign- a sign that loves smell, taste- well living! This is a sign of nurturing and abundance. When the Sun is in Taurus, it's time to revel in the glory of living. Take time to notice the beauty around you; spend time nurturing what's important to you; slowly but steadily progress is made. To find out what the Sun in Taurus means for your sign, check the Horoscopes page.

17/04/14

Moon Conjunct Saturn in Scorpio- What Does It Mean?

If you're feeling a little moody today or perhaps out of sorts, take the time to pause and question things more deeply. What's really bugging you? Is there something underlying what you're feeling? If you do this, the outcome will be positive and constructive. You will have insight into what's going on under the surface and feel empowered. Today holds an opportunity to learn something about your emotional self and to heighten understanding.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian.

10/04/14

Mercury in Aries- Quick Thinking

Aries doesn't know the word slow. Everything happens at speed. When Mercury is in Aries, your mind may be on competition, but it may also be on things that make you angry. You may be thinking about what you should have said last time, you saw someone who upset you. You may be thinking about what you'll say next time. The thing is that once riled, you may say things you'll regret later. This is is the other manifestation of Mercury in Aries- quick thinking gives rise to fast talking. It's best to count to ten... impatience runs high while Mercury is in Aries.

There is a lighter side to Mercury in this sign. Passion and inspiration run riot. Make the most of this energy to plan and start new projects. This is after all the spirit of spring!

You can learn more about how Mercury in Aries affects your sign on the Horoscopes page.
6/04/14

Venus In Pisces- Sweet Surrender

Venus is very happy in the sign of Pisces. The gentle nature of this sign suits her well. She engages in fantasy and finds beauty everywhere. Venus is about our ability to value ourselves as much as it is about our relationships. Love is key to Venus, love for ourselves enables us to be able to walk tall and see ourselves as equal to others. In Pisces, Venus feels compassion and connects with a more universal love. She surrenders to something larger and unifying. This gentle but powerful energy can form the basis of true healing in relationships. To understand more about how Venus in Pisces works for your sign, you can go the Horoscopes page.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Cancerian or Scorpio. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Capricorn.

5/04/14

Moon Square Mercury- What do you Mean?
Moon Trine Venus and Mars- Feeling Social

For some today holds the seeds of misunderstanding. The Moon is about feelings but when in the sign of Gemini, feelings are forgotten or neglected in favour of logic. This is all well and good but we can give off signals about how we really feel without speaking. In others words what you say and what you do, can be very different things. The result is misunderstandings. If you find yourself feeling misunderstood today, consider how you really feel about a situation and then you're in a better position to clarify things.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces. You may also feel this if you're a Scorpio or Capricorn.

For others today is all about being with friends. You have plenty of energy and having a good time is all you're interested in. It's a day for being frivolous and having fun. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Leo

3/04/14

Moon in Gemini Square Venus and Neptune- A Bit of a Muddle

There are days in which you may wonder whether you're speaking a foreign language. Others just don't seem to get what you're saying or you feel as though you've walked into a surreal world where the normal rules don't apply. This could be one of those days. You think you're talking about one thing, but somehow there's a subtext. Someone has an agenda which is not clear. It could be you, and that could mean you're giving signals that you're unaware of but which others are picking up. Of course it could be someone else doing this instead. Whichever way round it is, confusion rules. The best thing to do is to avoid making any hard and fast decisions at the moment. The air will eventually clear and you'll be able to make your decisions more confidently.

You're most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces. You may also feel it if you're a Scorpio or Capricorn.


2/04/14

Moon in Taurus Trine Pluto, Sextile Mercury- Practical Conversations
Moon in Taurus Opposite Saturn- Slow Can Be Beautiful

For some today holds the chance to touch others deeply. Taurus likes to approach problems from a practical perspective. If you're facing a bit of a puzzle today, talk it through with someone else. One of you is likely to have a deep insight that the other is missing and a solution will emerge.

You 're most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Capricorn, or Virgo. You may also benefit if you're a Cancerian or a Piscean.

For others, today could be a frustrating day. It may seem that things are moving slowly or that there are great delays. There is a chance that moving slowly could prevent mistakes. Delays could also give you the chance to refine and improve on what you planned. For my part, I did a wonderful interview for Mind Matters today. Imagine my horror when I discovered that my recorder had appeared to be recording but that the data was missing! Very embarrassed, I scheduled the interview again in the next couple of weeks. My silver lining is that I'll be able to read my interviewee's book more closely. Although today's interview was brilliant, there's just a chance that it will be even better next time!

You're most sensitive to this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius. You may also feel it if you're a Sagittarius or Libra.

10/03/14

Venus in Aquarius- Joining Hands

When Venus is in Aquarius she is in a social mood. This isn't socialising for the sake of fun or flirtation though. There is a serious intention behind the charm and smiles. Venus' aim here is to bring people together for a cause. It may be to arrange a work party to clear a local park of rubbish; to arrange for a rota to help a sick friend; or a fundraising event for the local shelter. Venus in this sign reminds us that we are at our best when we join with others for a common and selfless cause. So while Venus is in this sign you can combine fun with purpose. If you'd like to know more about what Venus in Aquarius means for your sign, you can visit the Horoscopes page.

20/02/14

Sun in Pisces- Dreaming Seeds

Pisces is a sign of imagination. This is also the last stage of winter. It is now that we can begin to sow the seeds for the action and changes that are due in spring. During this period, give yourself time to do nothing, drift and imagine. Inspiration and healing that happen now have the potential to influence the rest of the year.

To find out which are of life to focus your imagination on, look at the Horoscopes page.

18/02/14

North Node in Libra- Peace and Relationships

The Moon's Nodes are Karmic points in the chart. The North Node points to where we should be going and the South Node shows us where we're coming from. The North Node has just gone into the sign of Libra and will be there well into next year. This means that there is a special emphasis on relationships. Libra is a sign of peace and negotiation. As we witness wars going on in the world, it is imperative that during this period negotiations bring about greater understanding and peace. This is especially important to prevent the escalation of conflict as with Uranus in the sign of Aries, rebellion and conflict are all too tempting.

On a more personal level, many of us will be focusing on our relationships. Some are unhappy and need healing. Others are unhappy but remain together because of fear of change. Even in happy relationships, there are knots to be untangled. As ever there needs to be clear communication if understanding is to develop. With understanding comes compassion, love and the peace that Libra needs. With Mars in Libra until July, we have an added impetus to work on our relationships. Let's make this a time to learn and really develop our capacity for love, understanding and acceptance.



7/02/14

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces- Rethinking

Mercury is now retrograde. You may have already noticed disruption to technology. I haven't been able to access email on my phone for a week now; the London Underground Strike this week has been a nightmare for many Londoners and there's no sign of a resolution. These are a couple of examples and I'm sure you'll have your own. This is often a frustrating time due to technical hitches and changing diaries. The fact that we start in a water sign means that you may find yourself looking at the past. Your feelings may need to change about certain issues. A different perspective can actually help you move forward. Mercury will go back into the sign of Aquarius and I think this could mean changing your views about certain issues. This might be a very good thing. We can get stuck in ways of thinking so having an opportunity to rethink is a useful opportunity. You may also find that you're spending time thinking about friends. Old friends may crop up from the past or it may be that you 're considering breaking ties with some friends with whom you no longer resonate. It may be that you're thinking about groups that you belong to. You may want to rejoin an old group, or leave a present one. It's time for a change and rethinking can help you move forward.

31/01/14

Moon in Aquarius Trine Mars- Action
Moon in Aquarius Square Saturn- Slow Down

For some today is a smooth day. You feel as though you can do anything. Others seem to be supportive and helpful. It's a day in which you can assert yourself without upsetting anyone. Everyone is a winner.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. You are also likely to benefit if you're a Sagittarius or Aries.

For others today could feel very frustrating. You may feel blocked and lacking in energy. Today is a day to take things slowly. Trust that the reason why things are being slowed down is to allow you to think carefully about what you're doing. Put simply today may just be best for quiet reflection. If you can do this, frustration will be transformed into contentment.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aquarius, Leo, Taurus and Scorpio.

30/01/14

New Moon in Aquarius- Sowing The Seeds

Ideas are the seeds of plans that materialise later on. Aquarius is a sign of ideas. This New Moon, allow yourself to play with ideas. We started the year with a New Moon and in all likelihood you reflected on changes you'd like to make in your life. Now is the right time to play with or generate ideas for how to make those changes. You don't need to refine them or make them practical or in some way put them into action yet. This is a creative phase. The best changes are those that started this way and that we've sat with for a little while. This gives us time to decide which ideas we like best and come up with ways to make them real.

Aquarius is also a sign about community and belonging, it maybe that your ideas need the help of others to make them real. It might be best to resist the temptation to be fully independent and work with others who share your goals. This will make your experiences even more rewarding!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. You may also benefit if you're a Sagittarius or Aries.


24/01/14

Moon in Scorpio Square Sun- Head Vs. Heart
Moon in Scorpio Trine Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron, Sextile Pluto- Deep Healing

For some today could be a tense day. It feels as though you're not getting what you want because there are blocks. You may have to decide on priorities and attend to what you need, letting go of what you want. Being flexible will be the key to getting through the day as peacefully and calmly as possible. Once you let go of your expectations, you'll find that it's more likely that your needs will be met.

You are most likely to feel this energy if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius or Leo. You may also feel it if you are an Aries or Gemini.

For others there is a more peaceful tone to the day. This is a day for coming to peace. What I mean is that if you've been holding onto anger or hurt, you have an opportunity to let it go and heal. Perhaps looking at certain situations from a different perspective will help you find a silver lining. Or it may just be that you are able to see a deeper reason for events. Whatever it is, faith and hope can be rekindled.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian. You are also likely to benefit if you're a Virgo or Capricorn.

23/01/14

Moon Conjunct Mars in Libra Trine Mercury- Fair But Strong

Today is a day to state your truth. There are of course different ways of  presenting this. Libra is diplomatic and charming but often shies away from the truth. Today you can do both- be true to your self and your feelings but express them delicately. You'll feel a boost in your confidence as you are able to assert yourself and the other party is less likely to feel threatened and more likely to be positive in their response.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Aquarius or Gemini. You may also benefit if you're a Leo or Sagittarius.

21/01/14

Moon in Libra Trine Sun- Head and Hear Unite

Today is a day when your instincts are in harmony with your desires. Make the most of this harmony as it makes it easier to follow your heart. Ask yourself what you'd like out of the day and you'll find that it's easier to make plans that flow. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're a Leo or Sagittarius.

20/01/14
Sun In Aquarius-Connections

Aquarius is the networking sign. As an air sign it seeks connections with others, but unlike Gemini or Libra, these are less personal connections. This is about friendliness and shared interests; being part of a group with shared goals; working together to bring about change or to bring a vision into reality. With the Sun in Aquarius, it's a good time to be connecting with others. It may be your friends or it may be joining a group. Depending on your personal circumstances, the group may be about having fun, learning or doing something to help others. It may also be about networking. However you choose to connect during this period, it's no time to be alone. Spending time with others is a great way to beat the January blues!

You can find out more about what the Sun in Aquarius means for your sign by going to the Horoscopes page. 
17/01/14

Moon in Leo Opposite Mercury Trine Uranus- Different Perspectives

Today you may be dealing with the aftermath of yesterday's tensions. There may have been difficult conversations or you may have bottled up a great deal of emotion. What is needed is a different perspective. It's just possible that there is an angle you've missed or that you need inspiration. Have a chat with an objective friend, do some reading, or just tune in to radio or television programmes, you may hear or read something that just helps you!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Sagittarius or Aries. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Libra.
16/01/14

Full Moon in Cancer Opposite Mercury- Heartfelt Conversations

Full Moons can be emotional times. It peaked in Cancer in the early hours of the morning. You may have a burning desire to get something off your chest. Don't expect the conversation to go easily. Some hard words may be exchanged or it may be that it's difficult for the other person to understand how you're feeling. It's best to wait until you are calmer to talk. The more rational you can be, the better you'll be able to put your point across and the easier it will be for the other person to understand. This is one instance where too much emotion can get in the way of effective communication.

You may be sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Leo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Aries, Taurus, Libra or Scorpio.

Mercury In Aquarius- All Change

Aquarius is concerned with change. It has a vision and wants to bring it into creation. While Mercury is in Aquarius, you may find that your mind is in change, after all the year has just begun. The thing is that you may not just want to tweak a few thing, you could be looking for radical change. However, strong the impulse, it's better to think things through and create a plan. Aquarius doesn't like to deal with practicalities and emotional consequences. It wants to stay true to its vision. Yet, success is more likely if attention is paid to the emotional and practical aspects of the vision. It may require a little flexibility too. Even the best ideas need adjustment. Flexible thinking and discussion with friends and family may not be what you want, but could hold the key to the best outcome and, perhaps, something even better than you first envisaged.

Find out more about what Mercury in Aquarius means for your sign on the Horoscopes page.
Moon in Taurus Trine the Sun and Venus, Sextile Jupiter- Peaceful Day
Moon Opposite Saturn- Restriction and Refinement

For some today is a bright day with friendship and warmth. It's a great day to be with friends, take time out to be in nature or pamper yourself and loved ones.

You benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Capricorn or Virgo. You may also benefit if you're a Pisces or Cancerian.

For others today may feel very frustrating as you try to get things done and instead feel that you're beset with obstacles. Instead of giving in to frustration, see it as an opportunity to do something else, rest or instead refine your plans. Sometimes when you feel that you're banging you're head against the wall, it just means that it's not the right time for that particular venture.

You're most likely to feel this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius or Leo. You may also feel this if you're a Libra or Sagittarius.

Moon in Taurus Trine Pluto, Sextile Neptune- Regeneration

After the tension of the last couple of days, today brings another respite. This is a gentle energy. Taurus is an affectionate and nurturing sign, with the help of Pluto and Neptune, there is an opportunity to heal and regenerate. It may be as simple as doing something sensual for yourself or for someone else, like cooking a delicious meal. If the weather allows, taking a walk; or if you're working all day, listening to some music in the evening. Whatever it is, attending to the senses today can help ease out the tension and bring you some inner peace. If you can also do this for another, then the healing for both of you will be all the deeper.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. You may also benefit if you're a Cancerian or Pisces.

Moon Conjunct Uranus in Aries, Opposite Mars, Square Pluto and Jupiter- Over-reaction

At the moment, every week, when the Moon is in Cardinal signs, there is intense tension. What is being created in the sky is a Grand Cross. This is a very tense configuration. There is no escaping whatever issues are being highlighted. It forces us to confront ourselves and our feelings. As the Moon is in Aries today you may be tempted to over react. If you find that this is the case, take time out- even if it's just to breathe. You may feel flashes of anger or notice that others are particularly tetchy. If you can detach and step back, you will find that you can get in touch with the deeper feelings behind the anger or need to rebel. It's very possible that you're feeling trapped. It may be a family or otherwise emotional situation. You want change and it's not possible without causing a storm... at least not yet. Instead of giving into the tension and exploding, make some time this evening to consider your options. Be creative. The time for change may not be now, but you can at least start to plan- this is in itself the start of change.

You are more sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian. You may also be sensitive if you're a Virgo or Scorpio.

6/01/14

Moon in Pisces Sextile Venus Trine Saturn- Go Gently

Listening to everyone so full of plans for changing their lives in the New Year is somewhat disconcerting. Although we are past the Winter Solstice and the days are now getting longer, we are also still in the deepest part of winter. Instead of going for a run, you may feel like curling up by the fire. Instead of being full of energy for a new life, you may feel that hibernation is a better option. Actually, this is perfectly understandable. Our calendar's determination that a New Year should start in the grip of winter makes our heads believe that we ought to be full of energy and enthusiasm at a time when hibernation is very attractive. Today's planetary energy reminds us that change is a slow process and a gentle approach is what's needed. This is a good time for reflection and planning, action could come later- in the spring. Many people are returning to work and school today- that's quite enough to be getting on with for now. Candle light or a fire in the evening- warmth and the company of loved ones are just what's needed. This is how strength is garnered for the high energy demands of spring.


5/01/14

Moon Conjunct Neptune and Chiron In Pisces Trine Jupiter, Sextile Pluto- Dreaming and Healing

Today has a quality of respite. After the continuous recent storms here in the UK, and in parts of North America, there appears to be a slight lull before the next batch heads our way- and that's the way it looks from a planetary perspective too. The recent tension peaking at the New Moon on New Year's day is easier today. It's as though we have the chance to take deep breaths, take stock and start repairing. It's a good day to simply be. If possible, make no big plans. Be still, dream, watch a film, float in the bath, and breathe some more. There are times to just be, and today is one of them. Allowing yourself the space to do nothing or to dream, heals, recharges batteries, and crucially, it allows you to develop creative solutions to problems. In other words, inspiration comes at times when you allow your mind to rest!

If you do need to be out and about, let your energy be a source of kindness. You may of course be the one in need of healing. If this is the case, you may just find it!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're  a Pisces. Scorpio or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Capricorn.


2/01/14

New Moon in Capricorn- Fresh Start

It's not often that we begin a new calendar year with a New Moon. New Moons happen every month and they are a time in which we can begin to make wishes, and sow seeds for new projects. With the emphasis being on Capricorn, there is a need for realism and structure. Whatever you are wishing for as you start on the the 2014 adventure, you'll need to put the structures into place to enable your wishes to come true. Don't be afraid to dream big but at the same time, break things down into manageable chunks. This will help you plan realistically.

Capricorn's realism may also lead to some reappraisals of certain areas of your life. It's possible that you may need to do a little clearing out. This could be literal, as you decide to clear out cupboards, but it's more likely that it's time to let go of some aspects of your life that are not working. This may not be as easy as it sounds but again, planning can help you achieve it. It's also possible that you have taken on too many responsibilities and that there is a need to simplify. If this is the case, now is the time to tackle it. Whatever your plans the more realistic they are, the more sustainable they will be and the more likely success becomes.

Good luck and Happy New Year!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo. You may also benefit if you're a Scorpio or Pisces.

You may find this process more challenging if you're an Aries, Libra or Cancerian. You may also struggle a little if you're a Gemini or Leo.

There is more on this year's themes on my Horoscopes page.

29/11/13

Sun In Sagittarius- Party Time

Driving to Brighton last night to give a talk at the lovely Astrology group there, I noticed that the Christmas lights are appearing everywhere. There are Christmas trees too and this coming Sunday is the beginning of the Advent Calendar. So the Christmas season has begun with all the revelry that accompanies it. This is just the right mood for the Sun in Sagittarius. Sagittarius loves to have a good time. Forget the darkness and bring in the light. Light is hope and this is a sign where hope is always abundant.

If you'd like to know what area of life is being touched by Sagittarius for your sign, have a look on the Horoscopes page.

13/11/13

Moon Conjunct Uranus in Aries, Square Venus and Pluto- Intense

Today is a day of intense feelings. On the one had you feel the need to be free and that may mean needing to detach from loved ones. However, responsibility is keeping you tied down. If this is the case you may feel deeply frustrated and perhaps explosive. It's best to be patient. Chances are that this is a symptom of trying to do too much and being out of balance. When you have calmed down, perhaps you need to ask for help or additional support. Of course, it may be that you are being asked for help and don't feel you have the time or energy to give it. Either way a calm discussion is needed so that all parties feel understood and valued. If this isn't possible today, do you your best and then give yourself the chance to do something just for you later on- even if it's just going for a run or lying in the bath!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Cancerian, Libra or Capricorn. You may also feel this if you're a Virgo or Scorpio.


11/11/13

Venus In Capricorn- Love, Duty and Responsibility

Venus in the practical sign of Capricorn has a reputation for being a little calculating. She is in a business like mood and there is little room for sentimentality. This is both harsh and simplistic. Venus always brings warmth wherever she goes. In Capricorn she has a taste for quality and is very selective. You may find that as you do your Christmas shopping, you are more selective about what you buy. It's not just about finding a bargain or spending money. You want the right gift for the right price and quality. This is Venus applying Capricorn's critical eye to ensure that the correct result is achieved.

Doing the right thing is very important to Capricorn and as Venus sits in this sign, you may find that you are very focused on doing the right thing by your partner. You want to take on more responsibility or be more committed. Duty can seem like a cold word, but behind it is a strong drive to do what's best. Wanting to do your duty by your partner can be a sign of deep, enduring love.

If you're not in a relationship, you may be thinking more strategically about what you're looking for. Once again, this may seem calculating but actually it's more about wanting to refine your ideas about what a relationship is and what you need. Once this is done, you are more likely to find someone you can living with harmoniously.

Venus will remain in Capricorn until the beginning of March.
You're most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo. You may also benefit if you're a Scorpio or Pisces.


If you'd like to learn more about what Venus in Capricorn means for your sign, you can check the Horoscopes page.

3/11/13

Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio- A Light in the Dark

Lunar Eclipses are all about feelings. Today may be an emotional day for some. You may feel anger or sadness and wish to brush it away. But today is not a day for brushing anything under the carpet. If anything, it's a day when anything you've been hiding under there may suddenly be revealed. Although painful at first, it's showing you that it's time for a good clear out. Facing those difficult feelings helps you to gain a true sense of what you need and is the beginning of healing. Having just witnessed this happening with one of my clients, whose voice actually changed from being almost inaudible to strong and clear as we worked together, the value of today's themes couldn't be more clear. The healing themes are enhanced by the fact that this New Moon is linked with Saturn, Pluto, Neptune and Chiron.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Cancerian or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Capricorn or Virgo.

28/10/13

Sun in Scorpio- Transformation

As I write, Britain is being battered by a storm. Trees are coming down all over the country and there is a great deal of damage to property. Many people have been remembering the great storm of '87 . Amongst those reminiscing, I heard gardeners talk about the grief they felt over the devastation of tress that ruined many an established gardener. Significantly, they all went on to say how the devastation provided an opportunity to make improvements to the gardens that they tended. This is a very Scorpio theme. Often in life we are battered by storms which feel utterly destructive, but these do usually provide the opportunity to heal and transform ourselves and our lives. If you'd like to see which are of life is being touched by the Sun in Scorpio this month, check the Horoscopes page.

19/10/13

Lunar Eclipse- Spotlight on Balance and Desire

Athough the Moon is now Waning and in the sign of Taurus, it still feels full. The Moon's energy is still very strong and as it peaked in the early hours of the morning it was a clarion call to attend to certain areas of our lives. Lunar Eclipses shine a light on feelings and as the Sun is in Libra while the Moon is in Aries, it may be that you are becoming aware that there is something you want that someone important in your life doesn't. Things may be hanging in the balance or you find that the will of one person is outweighing the desires of the other. This may lead to feelings of anger and frustration. The key is to understand both parties' stand points. As always negotiation is necessary but sometimes it's not possible to reconcile two opposing desires. It's worth noting whether the other person's objections are understandable as that will make it easier if you can't have your way. It's also worth understanding why you want what you want so badly. When two people disagree about what one of them wants, it can be helpful to think laterally. Is there an alternative that you'd be happy with? If so it might be the way out. That way you may not get what you wanted originally but you get something else of equal value to you. This allows both partners to feel valued and understood. With feelings there is no right or wrong. There simply needs to be understanding.

18/10/13

Full Moon in Aries Trine Venus, Square Jupiter- Carried Away

Aries likes to get its own way. It hates obstacles and tends to barge ahead regardless of setbacks. It's an enthusiastic sign and is full of energy. This has its advantages but you can also see the potential for conflict. Today as the Moon builds up towards its peak in the early hours of tomorrow morning, there is a feeling of impatience in the air. This is exaggerated by the tense link with Jupiter as you may find that you're badly longing for something which you may not be able to have. If this is the case, take a deep breath and consider whether what you want is really what you need, or whether it's even in your best interest. If the answer is not, then consider why it is that you want it so badly. This may reveal a deeper drive or feeling that you haven't understood until now. If the answer is yes- it is in your best interest, then it's possible that perhaps you are wanting too much, too soon. It might be better to break things down into little steps. Understanding this will help relieve tension and avoid conflict.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian. You may also be sensitive to this if you're a Virgo or Scorpio.

The Moon is also making a positive link with Venus. For some today could be a very social day. It's a great day to have fun with friends or even meet new people. Your energy is high and your good spirits will help others around too!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aries, Sagittarius or Leo. You may also benefit if you're an Aquarius or Gemini.

17/10/13

Mars in Virgo- Minding the detail

Virgo is a sign linked with detail. It is concerned with improvement and holds the aim of service and perfection. While Mars is in this sign we have the opportunity to act to perfect specific areas of our lives. This may be related to health as Virgo is always interested in creating routines that support healthier lifestyles. It may also be about improving your work conditions. However, as Mars is Opposite Neptune as it starts its journey in Virgo, you may feel confused as to how to act for the best. Talking things through with others may help to clarify situations. Be patient, it may take time. The good news as that you do have time as Mars will remain in Virgo into December. So if you're confused, take time to talk things with another and wait until you feel clearer before you act.

If you'd like to know what Mars in Virgo means for your sign. You can check the Horoscopes page.

7/10/13

Moon in Pisces Trine Mercury and Jupiter- Inspiration

Pisces is a dreamy sign and today is a day to dream. Whether you sit in quiet contemplation or meditate, it's a day for opening possibilities. We hear a great deal about manifesting our dreams. First we need to allow our imaginations to play. What's your heart's desire? Imagine it, feel it and if you open up your mind today to the infinite possibilities, inspiration for making it come true may just arrive!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Cancerian or Scorpio. You may also benefit if you're a Capricorn or Taurus.

6/10/13

Moon Conjunct Mercury and Saturn, Trine Chiron and Neptune- Gentle Healing And Heart Searching

Today's energy can be intense but at the same time gentle. Saturn is compelling some of us to dig deep and talk about emotional needs. There is a feeling of needing to clear things up so as to move forward. But just as things start to become too serious, Neptune comes in and breathes a gentle breeze bringing a sense of healing. Suddenly dreams seem possible and calm reigns supreme.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Cancerian or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Capricorn or Virgo.

3/10/13

Moon in Virgo Sextile Venus and Jupiter- Warm Feelings

Today is a day to be helpful. In fact you may feel as though you can't help yourself, you just want to lend a hand. The help may be of a practical nature and may just be a small thing like helping someone get down the stairs on the tube with a pram. Yet little things matter. I guess I'm really talking about a day for random acts of kindness. This creates warm feelings all around. It's also possible that you are at the receiving end of these kind little gestures today.

Finally, it's a good day to be with friends. Not much needs to be said or done, just sitting with a cup of something is all that's needed for contentment.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Virgo, Taurus or Capricorn. You may also benefit if you're a Cancerian or Scorpio
 
29/09/13

Mercury In Scorpio- Deep Thinking

Mercury has just entered this sensitive and intense sign. Scorpio is about deep feelings and understanding our darker drives. It's also about transformation. While Mercury is in this sign, communication may take on a more intense or deeper tone. You may find that your conversations are "heavy" or "serious". This is no time to be flippant. Honesty is also especially important now or you may jeopardise trust. Even if you're just not being open about what your really think, someone else may pick that up as insincerity. It doesn't matter if you're trying to protect their feelings, they just sense that you're hiding something. The best thing to do is to be honest but diplomatic and sensitive in the way you put things across. This is not the time to be flippant or frivolous. The prize is deepening trust, understanding and intimacy. It's a prize worth having.

If you'd like to know more about what Mercury in Scorpio means for your sign, you can check the Horoscopes page.
27/09/13

Moon in Cancer Conjunct Jupiter, Trine Venus, Saturn and Chiron- That Loving Feeling
Moon in Cancer Square Uranus, Opposite Pluto- Pressure Cooker

For some today there is a great feeling of warmth and love. It's a great day to share your loving feelings and know that they are well received. There is an element of warmth but there is nothing superficial. Real sentiment is the aim here as honesty breeds trust. With healing Chiron in the picture, the potential for deep, meaningful encounters is heightened.

For my part I experienced this earlier today. A lady who lives close to me has recently lost her husband. I'm always a little shy about approaching people I don't know with my beliefs but I decided that getting her Jacky Newcomb's book, Heaven was a good way to give her something that could be comforting without being threatening. I knocked on her door and was touched by how much my gift meant to her. I don't know her very well and suddenly, she was hugging me. As it happens she's read another of Jacky's books and was moved by the fact that I'd cared enough. A small but deeply meaningful encounter for both of us.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Scorpio or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo

For others today may have had a very different feel. You may feel as though you just want to break free and rebel. You want change- radical change otherwise you feel you may just explode. These intense feelings may mean that you are erratic in your dealings with others today. You may simply feel moody and irritable, or of course may be at the receiving end of someone else's irritability, making you feel angry and rebellious. However it manifests, it is clear that perhaps some changes are needed. Your emotional needs are not being met. Do something different this evening or get out of your routine this weekend. It may just give you the inspiration you need to make the changes you seek.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Aries or Libra. You may also feel this if you're a Sagittarius or Aquarius.


26/09/13

Moon in Gemini Trine Mercury- Positive Communication

The Moon has been in Gemini all day and it's been a good day for communication. It's going into Cancer later this evening and the mood will change then. So, if you have anything to say, now is the time to do it. You're much more likely to be clear and understood!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You are also likely to benefit if you're an Aries or Leo.

25/09/13

Moon in Gemini Sextile Mars- Busy Minds

Today's energy is all in the mind, so to speak. You may find that you are full of ideas and you want to share them with everyone. Your imagination is in full flow. Or, it's also possible that you are able to make yourself understood as you are able to make your passion clear to others. It's a great day for giving presentations or for giving talks. In all the excitement, make sure you give yourself the rest you need so that when it's time to switch off you're able to do so.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Leo.

24/09/13

Sun in Libra- Harmonising

The Equinox has come and gone. Days and nights are of equal length and so everything is balanced. The scales are the symbol for Libra indicating this sign's desire for balance and harmony. Libra is also ruled by Venus and so it is that this sign is above all concerned with relationships and maintaining harmony. This doesn't mean always pleasing others- that would create an imbalance if it meant that you were unhappy. It means negotiation so that equality and balance prevail. You can find out what the Sun in Libra means for your sign on the Horoscope page. http://www.lifeastrologer.com/Horoscopes.html

23/09/13

Moon in Taurus Square Mars- Be Positive

You may have found the first part of the day somewhat frustrating. If that has coloured the rest of the day, be sure to look to the evening more positively. Whatever upset you in the day may have required you to be a little more flexible. If you are still feeling a little out of sorts, it's time to look to the evening as a fresh start. Plan something comforting and relaxing and you'll find the day's earlier tension melts away.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius. You may also be sensitive if you are a Libra or Sagittarius.

22/09/13

Moon in Taurus Opposite Venus and Saturn- Realism

Taurus likes comfort and so does Venus. Today you may feel like having a cosy or even decadent day but somehow it doesn't feel very comfortable. There may be something to do with relating or relationships that takes you right out of your comfort zone as you have to grapple with the reality of someone's feelings. You may not be in the mood to do this but this hard work is the very thing which will enable all who are involved to feel more secure. Then it's time to have cake!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius or Leo.

21/09/13

Moon in Aries Opposite Mercury- Things Get Better

Today is a day that improves as it develops. You may find that it starts off with a few little niggles. These may be related to conversations that you had yesterday and which are lingering in your mind. Alternatively, it may also be that you find that little things aren't running as smoothly as you'd like. Patience may seem in short supply. Take heart as the day unfolds, you'll find that what seemed annoying earlier becomes either a nuisance or it just evaporates. It's possible that all it was, was a bit of hot air. So today's Aries energy can be used to do something physical. It's great if you have to do anything active and requiring strength. It's also great if you feel like stretching yourself and having a run or a long walk. In fact being physical is exactly what may let off steam and dissipate the earlier clouds!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Cancerian or Capricorn.
22/06/13

Moon In Sagittarius Trine Uranus- Freedom
Moon In Sagittarius Opposite Mars, Square Chiron- I Want What I Want!

For some of us, today is a day to be spontaneous. You want to meet friends and have good time. It's also a great day to be with a group working for a common goal. You'll benefit from an exchange of ideas which may well inspire you to make positive changes, however small, in your life.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Leo or Aries. You may also benefit if you're a Libra or Aquarius.

For others this could be a day of anger, frustration and just a general feeling of vulnerability. You may feel frustrated that something you wanted has not worked out. Alternatively you may find that you're caught up in an argument. The frustration may simply be that you're not getting the reassurances you wanted from someone. Whatever the cause, the root is in feelings of vulnerability. As yourself what you're really worried about and you may find that it's something completely unrelated to the present circumstances. An echo from the past is interfering with the present. Old wounds sometimes need attention as they can start bleeding again.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces or Virgo. You may also be sensitive to this if you're a Capricorn or Scorpio.


19/06/13

Moon in Scorpio Conjunct Saturn, Trine Jupiter and Neptune- Deep Healing

Today is a day in which you can really come to terms with some deep feelings. You have the ability to be pragmatic but also ask the hard questions you need to ask in order to come to a full understanding. You may be able to do this on your own, but it's also possible that you are able to do it with someone else's help. Of course you may be the one offering healing to someone else.

However it works, it's a positive energy that is nourishing to both parties.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Virgo or Capricorn.

16/06/13

Moon in Virgo Square Sun and Jupiter- Head or Heart?

It's one of those days where what you plan on doing and what you feel like doing may be very different things. You may also find that you act rather impulsively and feel the need to over-indulge.
Perhaps the best thing to do is to do what was planned but tweak the plans so that there's enough room to do what you feel like doing too. After all that's what Sundays are for!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius

12/06/13

Moon In Leo Square Saturn- Frustrating!

Leo is a sign of optimism and energy. It wants to shine and be seen. It needs to feel warmth and love from others. It needs to play and have fun. Today may feel just like the weather- disappointing. You may feel as though you are being held back or worst, unappreciated. Your natural optimism may take a bit of a tumble as fun and creativity seem in short supply.

The best thing to do is to remember that the sun will come out again. Although you may not be able to move forward today, it may just be that you need to be flexible. You need to consider whether you're taking things too personally. It's also possible that you're just feeling tired and need a good rest. Then your natural creativity and optimism will bounce back in no time!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio or Taurus. You may also feel this if you're a Capricorn or Pisces.

09/06/13

Moon Conjunct Venus and Jupiter, Trine Saturn and Neptune

As I write the Moon is still in Gemini. There is a chatty and positive feeling about this Moon. The good feelings continue as it enters Cancer later this afternoon. This is a time for nurturing our loved ones emotionally. This may be through providing some practical help but it's also about providing real empathy and understanding. Doing this makes everyone feel good. The recipient feels valued and the giver feels appreciated.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Cancerian, Pisces or Scorpio. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo.

08/06/13

New Moon In Gemini Sextile Uranus- Experiment

This New Moon is about being adventurous and doing something new. It's a great time to meet with friends and exchange ideas. Be inspired! Today can hold the seeds to some new perspectives which may just change your life. The change may be big or it may be subtle but it can really be helpful!

07/06/13

Moon Conjunct Mars in Gemini Square Neptune- What Language Was That?

The link between the Moon and Mars in the sign of communication means that for some of us, today is a great day to talk. You may find that you speak easily, passionately and with great conviction. Your powers of persuasion may be at their peak.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Libra.

On the other hand, your enthusiasm may cause arguments leaving you rather confused. The message you intended to give is somehow not the one the other person heard. Misunderstandings are possible if you simply act on impulse or forget to consider someone else's feelings. You may have a good idea and be acting in a very practical. If this is the case, your rational communication may come across as cold or pushy if you've forgotten to consider the emotional side of the equation. Of course you may be the one feeling hurt and misunderstanding someone else's intentions. It could work either way. If this is the case, consider the other person's intention- it may be that wires have got crossed.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces. You may also feel this if you're a Scorpio or Capricorn.

06/06/13

Sun Conjunct Jupiter Square Chiron- The Sky's The Limit

The Sun is very close to Jupiter at the moment and there is a feeling of optimism. The bright sunshine is adding to this as after the coldest spring for 50 years, to have warm sunshine feels like water in a desert. With the Sun so close to Jupiter we can feel almost euphoric. Anything is possible. Of course there is always something to watch for. Overconfidence leads to mistakes and sunburn! Overconfidence can also lead to arrogance. Warnings aside this is a great time to be social, do or plan new courses and just talk! Whatever is on your mind, this is a great time to share it.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Leo.

The Sun Jupiter Conjunction is also in a difficult link to Chiron. This  indicates that for some getting too carried away could lead to painful mistakes. Nevertheless there is also the opportunity for healing. This could come from talking things through with a close friend.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo. You may also feel this if you're a Scorpio or Capricorn.
10/05/13

Venus In Gemini- Learning and Relating

Venus is now in the sign of Gemini. This is a sign about learning and communicating. While Venus is in this flirty sign, she loves play with ideas. You may find that you feel more flirtatious or friendly around others. Now is a good time to meet new people. Anything that involves being out and talking to others is great fun. This is a light-hearted time. Despite the emphasis on fun, it's also a good time to learn from others. The point of meeting new people is to exchange ideas and to be exposed to new ways of thinking. During this period, we can all learn from each other.

It's also a good time to improve communication with a partner or friends. If there's something you've not been able to express or explain before, now is  a good time to do it. A light touch and a bit of humour may well make difficult pills easier to swallow.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Leo.

26/04/13

Moon Conjunct Saturn Opposite Venus, Sextile Pluto, Trine Chiron-Feeling Lazy/ Emotional Watershed

You may find it difficult to concentrate today. Your mind is just not on work. You feel like taking it easy but responsibilities beckon. This is less about laziness and more about feeling tired. The emotional intensity of this Full Moon may well have left you feeling drained.This is all the more likely as this Fully Moon was also a Lunar Eclipse. Emotional needs were highlighted as were needs of a more practical nature focusing on resources.  If you're concentration is low and you feel tired, make sure you give yourself some time to rest this evening.
 
You are most sensitive to this Moon if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius. You may also feel this if you're an Aries or Gemini.

The emotional nature of this Moon is also emphasised by its links with Pluto and Chiron. Difficult feelings may surface but there is a real opportunity to heal them. In fact shedding a few tears may   be just what's needed to release the tension.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Virgo or Capricorn.


25/04/13

Full Moon Conjunct Saturn In Scorpio, Opposite Mars

Today can be a tense day. Feelings may be intense as you are faced with realities, anger or grief that you have been avoiding. The best thing to do is to be gentle and take some time out. Sometimes expressing emotion is the first step to shedding it or resolving them.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius. You may also feel it if you're an Aries or Gemini.

19/04/13

Moon in Leo Trine Mercury and Uranus- Can Do!

This combination is about excitement and positive thinking. There is a feeling that working together anything is possible. It's a great day to be part of a team or to share ideas with colleagues or friends.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Aries or Sagittarius. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Libra.

For others the day holds a great deal of tension as the Moon is Square Saturn and Venus. There is a tension between the desire for pleasure and fun, versus duty and responsibility. Quite simply you're not in the mood to do anything serious or involving work. Yet, this is exactly what you have to do. There is an element of restriction and frustration. The best thing is to do what needs to be done but plan something pleasant to look forward to in the evening.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio. You may also feel this if you're a Capricorn or Pisces.

10/04/13

New Moon in Aries Conjunct Venus and Mars- Fresh Start!

This New Moon is all about beginnings. You have the energy to start something new or to put into action plans that you've been mulling over in your mind. It's an exciting energy and you want to move ahead at full speed.

It's also a great day to be active. Whether you feel like going for a run or taking a walk, there is to much energy to just sit. If you don't do something energetic, chances are that you'll get very restless.

The days are longer and hopefully the sun will still be out this evening when you get out of work. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aquarius or Gemini


5/04/13

Moon in Aquarius Square Saturn, Sextile The Sun, Venus and Mars- An Improving Picture

For some this could be a very frustrating day. With the Moon in Aquarius, you may feel like doing something different or spending time with friends. The tense link with Saturn indicates that responsibilities are stopping you from doing what you want. Consequently, you may feel restricted.

Aquarius is also about ideas and it's possible that your ideas or plans are being challenged today. Someone may not be seeing your point of view. The more you dig your heels in, the more they will too. This is not the best time to negotiate. It's best to let things be and resolve them another day.

In fact the day is likely to improve as it moves into the evening.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aquarius, Leo, Taurus or Scorpio. You may also be sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian or Virgo.

For others, this could be a very pleasant day, improving as we get into the afternoon and evening. You're in the mood to be social so plan some fun time with friends. Ideally, do something new or different.  You'll feel free and stimulated. You're in the mood to be helpful and others seem to want to help you too. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Sagittarius.

28/03/13

Moon in Scorpio Conjunct Saturn, Trine Mercury, Neptune and Chiron

Today is about moving forward emotionally. Anything which brings out difficult emotions in order to help resolve them will be good. It may be a simple chat with a loved one or hearing some news that brings back old memories and feelings. Looking back can be healing and allow you to move forward.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Virgo or Capricorn.

27/03/13

Full Moon in Libra- Tensions

Today's full Moon is opposite Venus, Mars and Uranus. It's also in a tense link with Pluto. This is one of those days where we need to just cool down. There is an almost irresistible impulse to act or react. The thing is that action may be necessary but considered action, rather than spur of the moment action based on impatience, frustration or anger, is what's needed. If you feel that you're about to explode, counting to ten really needed today. Wait until you've had the chance to think things through before taking action. Chances are that relationships are in the spot-light during this full moon. Balance is what's needed but somehow things feel terribly out of balance. Resentment and frustration may be have been building up for some time and now you feel that things need to change.

This may well be true but in order to achieve the harmony you are seeking, the question of what kind of change and how it's to bee achieved needs to be considered. Once this is answered, then you can approach the other party with a cooler head and a better chance of successful negotiation.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian. You may also feel this energy if you're a Virgo or Scorpio.

The Moon is also in a positive link with Jupiter. This is an optimistic energy. For some, today is a good day to negotiate fair deals or to work successfully in a partnership. It's a day in which most things seem possible. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're a Leo or Sagittarius.

22/03/13

Sun, Venus, Mars, Uranus in Aries- All Change

For many people the last few weeks have been very emotional and challenging. There was so much energy in Pisces. For some, it felt as though they were operating in a haze. There is now a new impetus for action as most of the planets in Pisces have now moved into Aries. Aries loves action and has a real "can do" approach to life. With Uranus in the sign, this could be a time for experimenting and change too.

There is a note of caution, Mercury is still in Pisces. In the UK it feels like winter is lingering. We may be ready for spring but there's still winter to get through. This is mirroring the emotional side of life. We may feel we're ready to go but there's still a bit more emotional work to be done. Mercury is now no longer retrograde but the mess that was created while it was retrograde needs to be cleared up. It will be early April before we feel that spring is really here. Likewise it will be early April before we feel that all the emotions that were stirred up during the retrograde will finally be resolved.

You are most likely to benefit from the Aries energy if you're an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aquarius or Gemini.
15/03/13

Moon in Taurs Opposite Saturn, Trine Pluto, Sextile Chiron- Nurturing

Today is one of those days where it may feel as though everything is hard work. In fact, it may be. It may feel as though you have a mountain to climb. This though could be perception based on frustration. Taurus is determined and wants what it wants. Today may be one of those days where restrictions to desire apply. Maybe you can't have exactly what you want... but you may be able to have a scaled down version; or you may be able to have it later; or maybe you need to be more realistic about your desires. You get the picture. If you can adjust to this reality, you will have a more peaceful day.

Another take on this is that your desire may be symptomatic of a deeper need. For example if you find yourself reaching for a second or third portion of something, or looking inside your fridge even though you've just eaten, is there a deeper hunger that you're not aware of? Sometimes filling the stomach is an endless task because the real gap is an emotional one. An emotional hunger not being addressed. If this is the case frustration can also be high.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius or Leo.

On the other hand, the positive links between the Moon, Pluto and Chiron means that for some people today could be a day of real emotional nurturing and deep healing. The truth of feelings is understood and you feel really safe. You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. You may also benefit if you're a Pisces or Cancerian.
14/03/13

Mars in Aries- Top Speed

Mars is now in Aries. For some this will feel like a welcome shot of energy. If you feel that you've been putting things off and have been unable to make decisions, this new fresh energy brings the impetus to move forward and get things done. This is a bold and confident energy that is in no mood for delays or obstacles. It's a great time to be active and to start new projects. It's sunny and exciting, shaking off the vestiges of winter gloom.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Aquarius.

For others this is a period of great tension. You feel frustrated. It feels as though you're moving at one speed and the rest of the world is ten times slower. This could lead to anger and conflict. Of course it may also be that you want to be moving at one speed and feel as though in reality, you're moving much more slowly. In this case, you're likely to be impatient and angry with yourself.

Fatigue can be a real cause of irritation and conflict too. As you struggle to move at top speed despite obstacles, you're likely to become more tired. Take care of yourself during this period. This type of tension can also result in accidents as you rush forward, failing to notice detail around you.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Cancerian or Capricorn. You may also be sensitive to this if you're a Scorpio or Virgo.

If you'd like to know more about Mars in Aries for your sign, you can check the Horoscopes page.

9/03/13

Moon in Aquarius- Standing Outside The Circle

As I write, the Moon is very much on her own. She is completely disconnected from other planets in any significant way. This has reminded me that Aquarius often does feel as though it's standing outside the circle. Indeed this is the meaning of eccentric. Today, you may be feeling as though you want to do something that's unusual. You may want to break out of the mould to feel free. It's a Saturday and family obligations aside, make sure you allow yourself the space to do this.

Of course it's also possible that you're feeling somewhat alone. You may feel that your friends are not quite understanding what you're saying or trying to do. If this is the case, it may just be a case of needing to work out where they're coming from to find common ground. On the other hand, it may be that they're not ready to hear what you're saying.

Whatever the reason for feeling excluded, if this is the prevalent feeling of the day, remember that it's temporary. Do something for yourself and enjoy being the lone voice in the wilderness. Tomorrow will be another day and the mood will be very different!

8/03/13

What Do You Value?

The emphasis on Piscean energy at the moment has made me think about the nature of caring. It is especially prominent at the moment as stories about the lack of care in the NHS seem to be coming daily. Whether it's on the news or through friends with relatives in hospital, there seems to be a steady stream of horror stories. Then, just as I was wondering about whether this is a problem specific to the UK and the NHS, I heard a very sad story about lack of care in a Nursing home in America.

Pisces is also a sign we associate with Hospitals and Institutions. The ruler of Pisces is Neptune which will be in its own sign for a number of years yet. Neptune is currently in harmony with Saturn in Scorpio. This is sure to point to the truth underlying any veneer people try to put on the reality of care. Neptune is also in a harmonious link with Pluto the planet of transformation. Pluto and Saturn are in a very close harmony at the moment. This gives me hope, as the current exposure of bad news means that finally the truth can no longer be hidden and change will have to come.

However, I do think there is more to this than the need to fix the NHS. At the heart of this is the need to value the "softer" roles that involve care in our society. Nurses, teachers, complementary therapists, counsellors, care workers, cleaners... these are all jobs that involve caring for others. I'm sure you'll think of many more. Yet I learned last year that the average annual income for a complementary therapist is £17 000. Nurses and teachers are famously amongst the lowest paid professionals.

I'm raising this issue, not as a protest about pay. This is an issue of values. Societies reward what they value in monetary terms. Business is valued, jobs which involve science such as Doctors, Pharmacists, Dentists are valued as are jobs related to technology and engineering. This is as it should be, but what concerns me is that jobs which involve caring for others are not. It may have occurred to you that many of these caring jobs are largely done by women. It seems that the nurturing instinct of many women leads them into jobs in which they care for others.

Underlying all of this, is our society's approach to that which can't be measured. Education is in a mess as we constantly attempt to measure how good a teacher is with targets that need to be achieved. This has it's merits, but League tables have often placed the emphasis on ticking boxes by preparing children to pass exams. What is missing is the value of learning, playing, experimenting and helping our children become confident and well rounded members of society. 

In the NHS attaining targets at the expense of humanity has also caused problems. There are some things which can't be measured or quantified. As an Astrologer and Hypnotherapist, I'm very aware of this. If there is an issue of inequality in our society, it stems from placing a value on what's easy to measure above what isn't. We can't measure the worth of a mother or a father staying at home to look after children. We can't measure the worth of a good Nursery.

In this most Piscean time, we are being reminded to value the intangibles so that we can reconnect with what really makes us human.

If you'd like to know more about this month, here is a link to my video. Remember that if you'd like a personal look at your chart, it's best to book a personal reading. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ATMdHgdSY

1/03/13

Moon In Libra Trine Venus and Neptune- Gentle Beauty

As I write the Moon is still in Libra although it will go into Scorpio later today. The positive links with Venus and Neptune promise a gentle day. This is a great energy for being creative, listening to music, being with friends or allowing for some romance. So plan something gentle and soothing for your evening, you'll make the most of this beautiful and delicate energy.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Libra, Virgo or Capricorn.


28/02/13

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces-Letting Go

Well the Gremlins are out again and if you're having technical troubles you're not alone. I haven't been able to access Hotmail through my computer all morning and haven't a clue as to what the problem is. Luckily I seem to have no trouble accessing it with my blackberry. Half an hour ago I tried to work on my Astrology website and found that I couldn't get into it. So it has begun... I guess I'm lucky to have had a few days grace as Mercury has been retrograde for a few days now.

Technical issues aside, this Retrograde Mercury can bring other challenges of a more emotional nature. This is a time in which old feelings or fears that you thought had been resolved can come back to haunt you. If so, look at it as an opportunity to final heal old wounds. It may be that you need to let go of some hurt that's been troubling you for some time and that now is the time to do so. As a Hypnotherapist, I am very aware of how vital this is for our emotional and psychological well being.

Forgiveness is a Piscean concept. Letting go of anger towards others is valuable and necessary but equally important is forgiving yourself. Regrets may well be surfacing now and it's important to realise that we do the best we can with the emotional tools and information that we have at the time. In any case, what's done is done and what matters is that we learn from past mistakes. Forgiveness is not about condoning but letting go. If you find yourself focusing on the past during this period, it's because it's time to let it go and look towards the future.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius. You may also feel this if you're a Leo or Libra.

You will most benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Capricorn.

24/02/13

Moon In Leo Opposite Venus- Thankfully It's Sunday!

Today is the kind of day meant to be Sunday! Leo and Venus both enjoy self-indulging and generally being lazy. The challenge is to agree on what fun is! Your head may be telling you that you want to do one thing, and your body feels like doing nothing. You may also find that over-indulging in food and drink is a possibility. You might have an invitation to go out and feel like staying in. It's that kind of day- actually doing nothing may be the best thing of all so there's no need to feel guilty!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio. You may also feel this if you're a Capricorn or Pisces.


22/02/13

Moon in Cancer- Feelings

There is a very emotional feel in the air at the moment. That's because there are many planets in water signs at the moment. In fact this is the theme for the year, except there are times when it's more palpable than others. This is one of those times. For my part, it's been a funny sort of day. I'm feeling under the weather so when my last client left, I decided that it was a film afternoon. Watching Marley And Me was just perfect. It is a very emotional film but the reason why I love it is because it is about the ups and downs of life. It reminded me of what I often have to tell my clients... life can be difficult and painful but it is also joyful. This weekend, hug your loved ones a little tighter and make sure you don't miss the joyful moments!
21/02/13

Moon in Cancer Trine Mars, Saturn and Chiron, Square Uranus, Opposite Pluto- Emotional Growth

Today is about emotional growth. It's a great day to clear out cobwebs and understand the real motivation behind feelings and behaviours. Saturn in Scorpio brings clarity, Chiron bring healing and Mars provides motivation. You may find that you're the one helping bring clarity to a friend but of course someone else me be doing this for you. However, it manifests positive growth is the outcome.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Pisces or Scorpio. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo.

For others the day may be full of intense searching. You may feel angry without realising the exact cause. It may be something to do with home or family. However it is, you feel that you're not being heard and it's time for change. It's best to stay calm and understand what it is that's really bothering you. Then it's time to explain what you're feeling to others. Change can then be a true possibility.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Aries or Libra. You may also feel this tension if you're a Sagittarius or Aquarius.

20/02/13

Moon in Cancer Trine Sun, Neptune and Chiron, Square Uranus- Loving Feeling

Today the Moon is in a harmonious link with the Sun, Chiron and Neptune. Given that the Neptune and Chiron are about healing and that they, along with the sign are also in Pisces- the sign of healing, it gives you an idea of what's in the air today. As Cancer is a sign linked with family, it's possible that you're able to give a family member the care and love they need today. you are just in the right frame of mind to understand and respond to another's vulnerability. It's also possible that you're the one in need of understanding, if so, it is readily available to you.
There's something of selfless love being asked of all of us today.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy today if you're a Cancerian, Pisces or Scorpio. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo.

The Moon is also in a Square with Uranus which is an altogether different energy. This is about impatience and a real need to radically rebel or change things. Rebellion can often be about anger. If you feel like rebelling, it may be worth dealing with the anger or frustration that's at the root of it.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Libra or Aries. You may also be affected if you're a Sagittarius or Aquarius.

18/02/13

Sun In Pisces- Unconditional Love

Pisces is the sign we most link with unconditional love. It encompasses concepts of forgiveness and acceptance. These are ideas which many of us value but their true meaning becomes confused. Confusion is also a Piscean trait. While the Sun is in this sign we are invited to fuse with others. This means extending ourselves in a spirit of compassion and understanding. The trick is to do this without losing a sense of ourselves and allowing others to take advantage of us. Keeping our boundaries clear is very important. It's impossible to help others if we are drowning.

If you'd like to know what the Sun in Pisces means for your sign, check the Horoscopes page.

14/02/13

Sun Conjunct Neptune in - Love is In the Air

The Sun is getting quite close to Neptune as it approaches Pisces. As combinations go, I couldn't think of  a better one for Valentine's Day! This is about idealism and universal love as much as it is about Romance. If you're on your own today, it's an ideal time to reach out to others. Today is a celebration of love of all types. Let those around you know how much they mean to you. In fact, the universal nature of this energy invites us all to extend our love to all of live. Smile at a stranger, stroke a passing cat, touch the bark of a tree. Connecting with all of creation is the best way to enjoy today's energy.

13/02/13

Mars In Pisces- Smouldering

Mars is the god of war. Pisces is all about self sacrifice and peace. You can see how this could be a challenging combination. When Mars draws his sword, Pisces begins to question the validity of his anger. Mars may put his sword away but he'll be swearing under his breath. You get the idea.
Mars will be in Pisces until around the middle of March. During this period, you may find yourself having to sacrifice your desires for the sake of someone else. You may want to do this, but feel resentful. Perhaps you've been asked to put your needs aside for too long.

It's also possible that you'll find yourself charging to the rescue of another, drawing your sword to defend them but finding it difficult to stand up for yourself. This too is a form of sacrifice. So it is that over this period you need to be aware of your feelings of anger or frustration. To ignore them will simply allow them to smoulder internally, creating stress which can make you ill, or leading to an eruption later on.

Honesty is something that Mars is very good at. He's direct. Pisces prefers to avoid painful truths. It's time now to bravely acknowledge what's under the surface. If you can do this with yourself, you'll then avoid confusing others. Honest conversations avoid misunderstandings!

If you'd like to know what Mars in Pisces means for your sign, you can find out on the Horoscopes page.
6/02/13

Venus In Aquarius- Connections

Venus is in this very social sign for most of the rest of February. She's in the mood to be social on a big scale. Being a part of a group or joining a new club is just what she's in the mood for. It's all about being humanitarian and love for all of mankind. If you'd like to know what this means for your sign you can find out on the Horoscopes page.

5/02/13

2013- The Year Of Letting Go

The start of every year invites us to start a fresh. Many people are tempted to make resolutions. Some popular ones  relate to weight loss,   or stopping smoking. These examples are about letting go of something and this is one of the main themes for the year.

The North Node this year is in Scorpio as is Saturn. This is providing one of the background tone for 2013. Scorpio is about a number of things. In particular power and power struggles. This means that issues to do with the abuse of power predominate. We have had a taste of this since the autumn last year when Saturn entered Scorpio along with the North Node. Since then the revelation of Jimmy Saville’s prolific abuse of children has received a great deal of media attention. It has also resulted in investigations into the conduct of other powerful and famous people.

These stories have prompted debates about the way that victims of abuse are treated by the police. As a society, we need to get this right. Scorpio is about extremes and a balance between protecting children and suffocating them with over-vigilance and anxiety needs to be struck.

Another theme related to Scorpio is survival. Whether it’s through illness, accidents or issues around resources, many of us will be faced with situations requiring that we think deeply about life. This will prompt changes to the way in which we live our lives. For some it may mean job changes, for others it’s changes to diet and relationships. The aim is to make life more meaningful. This is about healing and transformation.

Sometimes change is difficult. Especially if it requires letting go of something. Scorpio requires that we dig deep into ourselves in times of crises and do whatever it takes to heal. It may mean having a clear out, but it’s more likely to require deep examination of our feelings and motivations. Honesty is the best policy. If you try to deny what you really feel you’ll find that it comes to the surface in the most powerful and shocking way eventually. With Scorpio, there is no place to hide.

Of course some signs will be more sensitive to these changes than others. Scorpios, Taureans, Aquarians and Leos can expect a challenging year of transformation. Pisceans and Cancerians are likely to thrive as they are invited to share their feelings more openly.

For many the key to healing will be good communication as Jupiter remains in Gemini in the first half of the year. After June it enters Cancer. This means that once again it’s all about feelings. The more you understand and work with yours this year, the more positive a transformation you’ll experience.

 If you’d like a personal reading to see how the year ahead is looking for you, you can contact me.


1/01/13

Moon in Libra Trine Sun and Mercury- Easy Communication

Today is a day to be heard and understood. Sharing or explaining how you feel can bring clarity and understanding. You may open up to someone you know and love or to a stranger, but whoever it is will offer what you need.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Aquarius or Gemini. You may also benefit if you're a Sagittarius or Leo.

31/01/13

Moon in Libra Trine Sun and Jupiter- Abundant Optimism

For many today has been full of opportunity. Relationships may be running more smoothly and there is a good feeling in the air. It feels as though anything is possible. It's a great day to be bold!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're a Leo or Sagittarius.

For others, the day may not be quite as bright. The Moon is also Opposite Uranus and Square Pluto. There's a feeling of tension. On the one hand Libra wants harmony but Uranus is itching to shake things up and Pluto's simmering anger may mean that things do indeed erupt. It's best to take a step back and consider what's really bothering you before erupting, just to make sure that you deal with the situation effectively and that you aim your anger at the right person.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Libra, Aries, Capricorn or Cancerian. You may also feel this if you're a Pisces or Taurus.
30/01/13

Moon in Virgo Trine Venus

Today has been a day about friendliness and cooperation. Virgo is a good organiser and is great at getting things done. Sometimes this could cause friction with others who resist the need for structure. Today is different. This energy is friendly and helpful. You may find that there is help at hand for whatever you need- just ask.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Virgo, Capricorn or Taurus. You may also benefit if you're a Cancerian or Scorpio.

26/01/13

Full Moon in Leo

Tonight the Moon will be full in the small hours. Some may be feeling emotional or in some way volatile. If this is you, it would be good to take time out. If you're feeling emotional it may be that you feel in some way neglected or ignored. You may also have your pride hurt in some way. Whatever the cause a little bit of pampering and self indulgence may be just what you need.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio or Taurus. You may also feel this if you're a Capricorn or Pisces

For others this may be a fun evening full of energy. You're in the mood to indulge and have a good time. You feel like being a little different. Being with friends is just right for you.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Sagittarius or Aries. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Libra

25/01/13

Moon in Cancer Opposite Venus- Cosy Is Best

Today is Friday but it should really be Sunday. It's a day during which everything feels like hard work because it would be so much nicer to be doing nothing. This could also mean that far from being a day for socialising, you might just prefer to say in. It's just the day for being cosy by a fire or a hot chocolate. If you don't fancy going out tonight, it might be better to be honest otherwise you run the risk of being a bit grumpy.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Aries or Libra. You may also feel this if you're an  Aquarius or Sagittarius.
24/01/13

Moon in Cancer Square Uranus, Opposite Pluto, Trine Neptune , Chiron and Saturn- Intense

Today some people have had a very good day. Others have had a very hard day.
With the Moon in a difficult relationship with Uranus and Pluto, you may have felt very challenged. It may be that you felt torn between and need to feel safe and secure and a need to be free. You need nurturing but at the same time feel suffocated. Add to this the feeling that whatever you need is unavailable and what may emerge is a great deal of rage. The result is a volatile day. You either provoke anger in others or feel like you're on a short fuse. The best thing to do is to make sure that this evening you take time out for yourself. Give yourself the nurturing you need and if that means doing something other than planned then so be it.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Aries or Libra. You may also have felt this if you're an Aquarius or Aries.

The Moon is also in a positive link with Chiron, Neptune and Saturn. For the tension there is a great deal of healing potential in the day. You may find that you are able to deal with some difficult emotions either by sharing them with a friend or counsellor. Of course you may also be offering healing to another person. Somehow, stability is gained through it all and what emerges is a need for structure. A routine could provide you with the stability and security that you crave.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Pisces or Scorpio. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo.
23/01/13

Moon in Gemini Trine Mars- Moving Forward

Today is a day about moving forward. Somehow communication may be the key to progress. This may be at an emotional level. Discussing a concern with a friend may be just what's needed to provide the energy and impetus to get things done.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Leo.

22/01/13

Moon Conjunct Jupiter in Gemini Trine Mars- Positive Energy

This is an energetic combination. Anything is possible. Whatever your desires or wishes,
go for it!!!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Leo

21/01/13

Moon Conjunct Jupiter in Gemini Trine the Sun, Sextile Uranus- Fun!

This is a beautiful combination. It's a great day for communication and understanding. It's also a great day to have fun. Some days can be quite heave, but this one is light.

This is certainly how I experienced it. The sun came out this afternoon and I couldn't resist going out. I've been working hard over the weekend and hadn't been out for a few days. Today was my day off so I went and walked in the snow. It was beautiful and dare I say magical. Children on toboggans and dogs joyfully playing in the snow. For many adults it's provided a long weekend.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. You may also benefit if you're a Sagittarius or Aries.

20/01/13

Sun in Aquarius- All Change

Aquarius can feel like a hurricane blowing through your windows or like a welcome breeze on a hot summer's day. It depends on your perspective. The year is nearly a month old now and if you've been ruminating on the changes you'd like to make this year, now is a good time to move forward.  Life is a continuous process. It requires evolution but sometimes it needs change at a quicker pace. This is what's now needed- a chance to do something new. For some it may be accepting new ideas, for others, making new friends. Think about what it might be for you and then go forth boldly.

Of course you may find that no everyone likes the changes you're making. Compromise may necessary. Alternatively, understand what others may be objecting to and offer them a creative solution that truly addresses their concerns. This will increase the chance that they'll accept your changes. As an air sign Aquarius is about relating to others. Negotiation and understanding are always key to making relationships work. So beware of becoming too dogmatic about your changes.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. You may also benefit if you're a Sagittarius or Aries.

19/01/13

Mercury In Aquarius- Forward Thinking

Aquarius is about progress, thinking unconventionally, thinking laterally. It is about ideas which will in some way benefit society. It enjoys being social and part of a group. While Mercury is in this sign, you may find that your mind is on friends or that you're acting as a spokesperson for others. You may be tempted to join a group, especially if it's a group focused on social change or improvement. You may be full of ideas and keen to share them with others. This is a great time to think laterally. Be prepared though as not everyone may be ready for your progressive ideas!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Sagittarius.

If you're a Scorpio, Leo or Taurus this could be a challenging period. If so, you may need to consider that something needs to change. If you're resisting the change, it could be the source of stress. Remember things can't remain the same forever!

23/12/12

Today the Moon is in Taurus. It's Opposite Saturn so the pace is slow. Given that it's a Sunday, this would normally be a good thing, but it's the last Sunday before Christmas and many of us would like things to move more quickly.

Patience is a Taurean trait and today it would serve us well. Make sure you give yourself the necessary time to rest. Slow may actually be a good thing today! For my part, today was dedicated to the Taurean pursuit of baking. Two cakes, 3 stollen and one pudding. It sounds like a lot but I took my time and now feel ready for the big feast!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius or Leo.

20/12/12

Christmas is fast approaching and there is always a mountain of things to be done in preparation. This can be a particularly stressful time as not only because all there is still to be done, but also because of family tensions. In many families issues over food- vegans, vegetarians, vs. traditional meals can cause problems. In others it's which parent will have the children on Christmas day, or the in-laws coming to stay. Whatever the cause, there are days when the stress is probably higher. This could be one of them. The Moon is in Aries and very close to Uranus. You may not be in the mood to suffer interference with your plans. Impatience predominates. You can add to this the Moon in a tense link with the Sun and Pluto and the potential for fireworks is high.

Perhaps the best approach is to be flexible. Allow yourself a little time to relax and you're more likely to find a solution to your troubles.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian. You may also feel this if you're a Virgo or Scorpio.
18/12/12

Today the Moon is in Pisces. It's put me in mind of a theme which has been prevalent in conversations I've been having and heard in the last few days. Pisces is about empathy and compassion. The Moon has been very close to Chiron and in a tense link with Jupiter. This means that there could be a strong temptation to act to help others at your expense. This may be very laudable but ultimately pointless. There is kindness and compassion but it's also important to know where to draw the line. Today you may feel tempted to go the extra mile, but it's important to consider whether you are are injuring yourself in the process. If that's the case, take a step back and think about what you're doing, whether it's really necessary and what you're actually trying to achieve. In acting as saviour are you becoming a martyr?

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo or Gemini. You may also feel this if you're a Leo or Libra.

The Moon is also in a positive link with Saturn. For some this is a beautiful day for sharing feelings, getting help that's needed and a real sense of understanding. You're most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Capricorn or Taurus.
14/12/12

Today the Moon is in Capricorn. It is very close to Pluto and in a positive link with Saturn. This is a good day to get things done and feel that you're moving forward. It's also a good day to let others know how you feel and find practical solutions to anything troubling you,

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo. You may also benefit if you're a Scorpio or Pisces.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Uranus. For some there may be a deep need to be free from restriction and emotional constraints. If this is you, you're in no mood to compromise and feel a great urge to rebel regardless of the consequences. Take care that you think before you act.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Capricorn, Cancerian, Libra or Aries. You may also feel this if you're a Gemini or Leo.

13/12/12

Today we have a New Moon in Sagittarius. This is a very hopeful and optimistic sign. We've also had an interesting configuration called a Yod involving Saturn, Jupiter, the Sun, Mercury and Venus. Saturn and Venus are in the sign of Scorpio, Jupiter is in Gemini and Mercury is with the Sun and Moon in Sagittarius. If we look at the signs involved, we get an insight as to what all this means. Scorpio is a sign linked with deep emotions and truth, Gemini is about information and communication, Sagittarius is about meaning, belief and faith.

Over the last year, in the UK we've been deliberating on the role of the media in our lives. How much can we believe what we read in papers? To what depths are editors sinking to obtain information about individuals' private lives? We know it's not only celebrities or politicians who court the media that have been affected. Private individuals can easily fall prey to ruthless editors and journalists too. What role does social media play in spreading gossip, rumour and sometimes hate? These are questions we've been wrestling with as a society and the tragic death of a Nurse due to a hoax phone call last week has once again made us deliberate on the influence of the Media in our lives.

At the heart of all of this is the issue of truth. The difference between Sagittarius and Gemini is that Gemini loves to collect information and to spread it. Sometimes this is in the form of gossip. This is the world of the Media. Sagittarius needs something more profound. It wants to have meaning behind the information. Saturn is about responsibility and Scorpio is about emotional depth, truth and often death and crisis. Venus in Scorpio is about emotional matters in a social and personal context.

Taking these separate parts of the Yod, a configuration which is linked with spiritual understanding, we can begin to make sense of our present lessons. Integrity and responsibility are necessary if we are to progress and learn from past mistakes. In a society where technology has progressed faster than we are able to understand its implications, it is vital that we get to grips  with these issues. How much should responsible journalists be relying on social media for information? What is an acceptable intrusion into private lives? What is the impact on individuals if it all goes wrong?

As children we are taught to think before we speak. This is to protect others' feelings but also to protect ourselves from revealing too much. Now it's time that as a society, we think about what we say collectively. Whether it's in the press or on twitter, thinking before we type could be sparing someone else a great deal of pain. We could then end up with a Responsible, Meaningful Media that respects Human Integrity. This is as much an important part of progress in our civilization as our spiritual development.


12/12/12

The Moon today is Sagittarius and very close to Mercury. This is a great day for communication. If there's someone you've been meaning to call or see, seize the moment, especially if they're abroad. A chat can certainly make them feel closer! Of course it's possible that you are the one to receive the surprise call.

You are most likely to benefit if you're a Sagittarius, Leo or Aries. You may also benefit if you're a Libra or Aquarius.

The Moon is also opposite Jupiter and in a difficult link with Chiron and Neptune. You may feel quite emotional today. If so, it's best to talk things through. You may find that there's more support than you realise. Take care though that you avoid over-reacting to situations. Wait until you're calm and then talk things through. You'll get more resolved this way.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Pisces, Virgo or Sagittarius. You may also feel this if you're a Taurus or Cancerian.

5/12/12

The Moon is in Virgo today. Virgo likes to be practical and get things done. It usually has a long list of jobs and is keen to get them finished. Today though, this could be a little challenging. The Moon is Opposite Neptune and Chiron. You may be feeling under the weather and prefer to stay tucked up in bed. If this isn't possible, you may struggle to move forward to do everything you planned. Actually it would be better to accept that some days are just easier than others. Instead of trying to do everything you were supposed to do, it might be best to prioritise and do the rest when you feel up to it.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius.

2/12/12

The Moon remains in Cancer today. It's in a positive link with Mercury. It's a great day to share your thoughts and feelings with others. If you're a writer, you are likely to be in a good flow today. It's also a great day for learning. Read some books, watch a good documentary... whatever you do, enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Scorpio or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo.

30/11/12

The Moon is now waning in Cancer and in a positive link with Saturn, Neptune and Chiron. This is a gentle energy with great potential for healing. Saturn requires that things get done and move forward but at the moment it's more about emotional progress than it is about practical matters. This is a good day to come to terms with difficult feelings, reflecting on their root and working through them.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Scorpio or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Uranus and Pluto. This makes things very tense for some people. It can feel like a day in which you want to break free from others' expectations. If you can't do that the feeling may be one of powerlessness. If you find yourself in this frame of mind, it's best to do something that is a bit of your treat when you get the chance. If you can plan this, it gives you something to look forward to, however small. Little things can often helps us get through tricky patches during the day. Talking things through with a friend can also help relieve tension.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Libra or Aries. You may also feel this if you're an Aquarius or Sagittarius.
28/11/12

Venus has been in the sign of Scorpio for about a week now. When she's in Scorpio, Venus likes to wear her little black dress. She feels sexy and seeks great intensity. Intimacy is what is most desired.

The thing is that as she goes into Scorpio, she then has to deal with intensity of feeling and face the darker side of life. This means that she may struggle with jealousy or experience power struggles in her relationships.

If you'd like to know what Venus in Capricorn means for your sign, have a look at the Horoscopes page.

23/11/12

The Sun is now in Sagittarius and is in a positive link with the Moon in Aries. This is a great and optimistic energy. You feel confident and nothing can stand in your way. Take care that you listen to others and all runs more smoothly.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Leo or Aries. You may also benefit if you're an Aquarius or Gemini.

Today's Moon is in a Cardinal sign again and as has been the case for some time, these are often tense days for many. Aries is impatient and the fact that the Moon is so close to Uranus just heightens that need to be fast, spontaneous and free. Odds are that you're not in the mood to suffer fools today and you could happily shock others without caring what they think.

Take care as Pluto and Mars are in tense links with both Uranus and the Moon. If you push too hard, you'll find that others push back even harder. The result could be explosive. If you feel resistance to your ideas or plans it's best to adjust them or at least to listen to other's objections. Compromise is the only way forward. You won't like it, and are likely to feel very frustrated. Release the energy through some physical activity and plan something fun to do later on.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Capricorn, Cancerian or Libra. You may also feel this if you're a Virgo or Scorpio.
22/11/12

Mars is now in Capricorn. It's been there a few days now and heralds a time for building. This is a practical place for Mars and a good time to get things done. If you have a project to begin or which you'd like to drive forward, this is a good time to do it. Before you launch into action though, be patient as it's best to wait for Mercury to turn direct next week.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo. You may also benefit if you're a Scorpio or Pisces.

If you're an Aries, Libra or Cancerian, this could be a frustrating period during which tempers are frayed.

For a more detailed look at what Mars in Capricorn means for your sign, have a look at the Horoscopes page. 
16/11/12

The Moon is just at the tail end of Sagittarius. It will soon be in Capricorn. This means that most of the day is coloured be this hard working sign. Mars and Pluto are close to the Moon so this is a day in which you feel very driven to get things done. You are able to focus and find the energy you need. The only thing is that Uranus is in a tense link to the Moon. There you are moving forward with drive and determination and then the unexpected happens. You may feel angry and frustrated. Patience is required. The unexpected may force you to stop and re-evaluate, but it may also bring a breath of fresh air.

7/11/12

The Moon remains in Leo in a positive link to Mars. This is a day of positive energy and moving forward. It can be a day of  optimism, passion and enthusiasm. You may have big plans for the evening or feel excited about plans for the future. Whatever it is, you feel as though anything is possible. This is just the kind of enthusiasm that attracts positive feedback and makes people want to be with you. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Sagittarius or Aries. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Libra.

6/11/12
The Moon is now in Leo in a tense link with the Sun. This can be a tense day of mixed emotions. There's what you'd like to do- Leo is a sign of fun, socialising and entertainment and then there's what your head says you need to do- the Sun is about being rational and it's in the sign of Scorpio. This is a head vs heart day. You feel like being light hearted but you're required to think about things deeply. You want to have fun but there's a serious tone to the day. This means that you may feel somewhat torn or frustrated at times. This evening, give yourself the TLC you need.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius or Taurus. You may also feel this if you're a Capricorn or Pisces.

The Moon is also in a positive link with Venus, Jupiter and Uranus. For some, this could be a great day to be with friends. There is a general optimism in the air. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Satittarius or Aries. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Libra.

2/11/12
The Moon is in Gemini very close to Jupiter and Opposite Mars. This is a day when getting carried away is a strong possibility. Watch what you say. Impulsive speech is very likely and could lead to arguments.  Patience is very much needed.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces. You may also feel this if you're a Capricorn or Scorpio.

1/11/12

Venus has been in Libra for a few days now.
This is a good time to think about relationships.  If things have been tricky, this could be a good time to find a balance between your mutual needs. Libra is also about beauty so make sure you set time aside to visit galleries, go to concerts or create beauty for yourself. You may want to beautify your home, or put something new in your wardrobe! Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Aquarius or Gemini. You may also benefit if you're a Leo or Sagittarius.

31/10/12

The Moon is still in Taurus today. It is in a tense link with Mercury and Neptune. There may be a feeling of general confusion today. There's the chance for miscommunication and misunderstanding. Make sure that you are as clear as possible in your conversations today and if you're unsure of anything, ask for clarification. Some of this confusion could be due to uncertainty as to what you want. It may be worth giving that some thought if you think others aren't understanding you. Once you're clear in your mind, you'll find it easier to make yourself clear to others.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius. You may also feel this if you're a Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces.

The Moon is also in a positive link with Venus. Today you may not feel like doing much. It's a great day to indulge. I'm off to have tea at Fanny's Farm with my parents. Make sure that you allow yourself a little indulgence too.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. You may also benefit if you're a Pisces or Cancerian.

30/10/12

Mercury is now in the sign of Sagittarius. It's time to take a more philosophical approach. What is it you believe in? Are you living according to your principles? These are questions which you may want to consider. On a more mundane level, your mind may also be on travel and you may find yourself speaking impulsively. This could lead to a bit of trouble as you find that some things once said can't be taken back. On the whole though, you may find yourself in more optimistic spirits that you've been of late.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Aries or Leo. You may also benefit if you're a Libra or Aquarius.

For some Mercury in Sagittarius may bring a restlessness that leads to taking risks that don't always pay off.  You need to take some care if you're a Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces. You may also feel this if you're a Taurus or Cancerian.

29/10/12

Today is the Full Moon in Taurus. The Moon is Full when it is Opposite the Sun. At sunset you'll see this as the Sun is setting in the West, the Moon will be rising in the East. The Sun right next to Saturn at the moment which means that this Full Moon will be Opposite Saturn. This means that you may be feeling quite restricted at the moment. You may feel that you're having to put plans on hold or perhaps things are not moving as much quickly as you'd like. This can cause frustration and tension. At times like this, it's best to be philosophical. Perhaps the delays are an opportunity to refine your plans. It may also be a chance to rest and take it easy. Sometimes, being forced to slow down can be a good thing. If you can take this view, it will relieve the tension you may be feeling today and before you know it, things will be moving once again.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius or Leo. You may also feel this if you're an Aries or Gemini.

27/10/12

Today is another one of those tense Cardinal Moons we've been getting every week. The Moon is in Aries, very close to Uranus and in a tense link with Pluto. This means that there is a great deal of volatile energy. Aries is about conflict and a real need for adventure. It goes for what it wants with energy and zeal. The Moon's proximity to Uranus means that you may be in no mood to compromise and boredom is a real issue. You may really want to do something different. You might just get your wish, as today you can expect the unexpected. It might be that you decide to do something different. This is the most constructive use of this energy. It might mean that you have a surprise, hopefully pleasant but this isn't guaranteed. The tension with Pluto could indicate that you get locked into a power struggle between what you want and what someone else wants. If this happens, an argument may be the result. It's best to consider why you want what you want and why the other party is so keen to get their way. Only then might you find a compromise.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian. You may also feel this if you're a Scorpio or Virgo.

26/10/12

As I write, the Moon is still in Pisces. It's in a positive link with Mercury so it's a good day for communication. If you need to let someone know how you're feeling, this is a great time to do it.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Capricorn.

The Moon is also Opposite Venus. Today, you may not be feeling very social. You may have to meet friends but prefer to be at home. It may just be that you feel too tired. Alternatively you may find yourself being invited out but opt to stay in. If this is how you're feeling, take heart. It will pass. You just need a little time to yourself.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius or Gemini. You may also feel this if you're a Leo or Libra.

12/10/12

Today the Moon is in Virgo. This is a sign for being organised and getting things done. If this sounds boring, it might be easier if you can work with someone else. Today is a perfect day to work with another as the Moon is very close to Venus and in a positive link with Mercury. Communication, cooperation and friendliness might actually be the key to moving forward today.  For my part, I've found people to be just that little bit more helpful today.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Virgo, Capricorn or Taurus. You may also benefit if you're a Cancerian or Scorpio.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Jupiter and Chiron. This means that for some of you, there may be a tendency to exaggerate the importance of small details or events. This could leave you feeling vulnerable. It's possible that you're tired or just not feeling at your best. If someone has upset you, take a moment to consider why you are so hurt. Is it really worth the bother? Sometimes being able to tell the difference between a minor nuisance and a real issue can make the difference between having a good day and having a miserable day.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius. You may also feel it if you're an Aquarius or Aries.

11/10/12

The Moon remains in Leo at the moment but today's mood has been very different from yesterday's. The Moon is in a positive link with Saturn so it's a good day to get lots of work done in a structured way. You may have felt quite self-disciplined.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Sagittarius or Aries. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Libra.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Mars, Neptune and Chiron. For some, this may feel like a very frustrating day.  Anger can be bubbling under the surface especially if you feel that you aren't being told everything you need to know. Alternatively, you may be feeling manipulated. Confusion is possible but the over riding feeling is one of lacking what's needed in order to move forward, take action or make decisions. If this is the case, it's best to be seek clarification. This could help clear the air and make everyone feel better.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio or Taurus. You may also feel it if you're a Capricorn, Virgo or Pisces.

10/10/12

The Moon is in Leo. It's in a harmonious link with the Sun and Jupiter. If you've been feeling a little gloomy of late, it's possible that today brought a ray of hope. It may have been something small like a smile or a gesture. It may have been a phone call that you've been hoping for. Whatever it is, hope is precious and when it returns it has the feeling of a bright summer's day.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Aries or Sagittarius. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Libra.

09/10/12

Saturn has just entered the sign of Scorpio. Over the next couple of years many of us are going to be considering our priorities when it comes to issues around security and trust. For some it may mean focusing on paying off debts or borrowing money to create a stable home environment. For others, it will be about ending relationships which died a long time ago. Saturn asks us to refine and prune. Deadwood is cut out in order to make renewal possible. At the end of this period, you’ll find that the hard work and discipline required to make difficult decisions have left you in far better shape for the future. The signs which will feel this energy most strongly are Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius and Leo. If you’re a Cancerian or Pisces, you’ll benefit from some added stability during this time.


08/10/12


Mars is now in the fun loving sign of Sagittarius. This is a great time to be expanding your horizons. It’s not too late to be doing an evening class or to plan a Christmas getaway, preferably somewhere foreign. You’re in the mood for fun but you’re also thoughtful, considering how you can live your life more meaningfully. Sagittarius needs to feel free in mind as well as in body. A good philosophical book or taking up meditation could be just what you need.

Mars is about conflict and assertiveness. Over the next few weeks you may find yourself having to defend or justify your beliefs. When in Sagittarius, Mars can be a little zealous in its desire to convert others. Remember that although you have the right to assert yourself, others have the right to disagree. This will help keep conflict to a minimum.

5/10/12
Today could be a very pleasant day. The Moon is in Gemini in a positive link with the Sun and very close to Jupiter. This is a day in which you may feel a sense of abundance. This may take the form of good friends being helpful and supportive or a conversation which inspires you. However it happens, there is a feeling of generosity and a desire to expand and challenge yourself to grow. There's just one little thing to watch for, there could be the temptation to say too much. Take care to listen and be sensitive and you'll avoid this pitfall.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Leo.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Chiron today. This could lead to a sense of vulnerability. You may be feeling a little run down or simply easily hurt. This is a day in which you benefit from gentleness and a little tlc. If you're working, plan a restful evening.

4/10/12

Venus is now in the sign of Virgo. You may find that you are in the mood to take up some craft work, gardening or find some practical way of expressing your creativity.

It's also possible that you feel the need to analyse your relationships. Take care that you aren't overly-critical. You may be tempted to make too much of small matters. This won't be appreciated by others and could prove counter-productive.

With Venus in this earthy sign, it's a good idea to take the time to go for walks or somehow make the most of this beautiful season.

You benefit most from Venus in Virgo if you're a Virgo, Taurus or Capricorn.

12/09/12

Today is one of those days that is very good for some and very annoying for others. The Moon is in the sign of Leo, very close to Venus and in a positive link with Venus. For some of us today has been full of charm and maybe even happy surprises. It's a day in which you are likely to have had just enough stimulation to avoid boredom and lots of friendly interaction.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Sagittarius or Aries. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Libra.

On the other hand, the Moon is also in a tense link with Mars. This can be a very frustrating energy and you may feel as though you've needed to count to 10 a few times. Take heart, these are likely to be minor irritations and some diplomacy may provide the long term outcome you seek. Being confrontational today, may not be the best way to handle things.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Taurus, Scorpio or Aquarius. You may also feel this if you're a Capricorn or Pisces.

11/09/12

The Moon is still in Cancer but today it's in a tense link with Saturn. This may be a frustrating day. You may feel as though you're not able to get as much done as you'd like. For some it may be an emotionally frustrating day in which you feel that you can't express your feelings. There's a need to hold back. Although this may be necessary with some people, it might be worth discussing it with someone else. This way you'll be able to get what's troubling you off your chest.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Aries or Libra. You may also feel this if you're an Aquarius or Sagittarius.

10/09/12

The Moon is in Cancer today. It's in a positive link with Mars, Neptune and Chiron. This is a good day to get things done. More importantly, it provides an opportunity for healing. You may find that you're more sensitive to another's trouble and are providing them with support. Alternatively, someone else may be doing the same for you. This is a gentle, loving and selfless energy.

You are most likely to benefit from today's energy if you're a Cancerian, Scorpio or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo.

There are other things going on today too. The Moon is in a tense link with Uranus and Pluto. This is a very tense energy. Some of you may find that you are restless, wanting to create change and feeling powerless to initiate it. Alternatively there may be a sense that you are experiencing more change than you want and you are powerless to stop it. However it manifests, you need to take some time to find perspective. Talking things through with a friend may provide you with the healing you need today.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Aries or Libra. You may also feel this energy if you're an Aquarius or Sagittarius.

8/09/12

Today the Moon is in Gemini very close to Jupiter and in a difficult link with the Sun and Mercury. This can be a disappointing day. It starts off so well and perhaps full of promise. Then a chance word or conversation turns everything around and you end up feeling tense of gloomy. It's best not to take too much notice, you or the other person may just be feeling tired. What's needed is some quiet time. This is a restless energy and perhaps doing an activity that keeps you busy too busy to think might be helpful. On the other hand talking things out with clear communication may actually be what's needed to relieve the tension.

You're most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces. You may also feel it if you're a Scorpio or Capricorn.

6/09/12

The Moon remains in the sign of Taurus today. It is in a very pleasant link with the Moon. This is a great day to do something sensual. If you get the chance to be outdoors take. Being close to nature helps to ground us and helps us to feel alive. If you're a gardener get into your garden, if you like cooking this is just the day to do something special in the kitchen. If you just love to eat, make your dinner a long and wonderful experience.

For my part, sitting on the grass washing my first crop of potatoes, felt like a very Taurean experience.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. You will also benefit if you're a Cancerian or Pisces.

4/09/12

The Moon is now in the sign of Taurus. It's in a positive link with Mercury, Pluto and Neptune. This is a great time to have a healing conversation if you need to get something off your chest.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. You may also benefit if you're a Cancerian or Pisces.

The Moon is also in tense link with Mars and Saturn. You may feel very frustrated and angry. It's as though you are being held back and you just can't stand it any more. The best thing you can do is take some time out to rest and get away from a difficult situation this evening. This will help you calm down and gain a better perspective. Tomorrow will be another day.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius. You may also feel this if you're a Libra or Sagittarius.

3/09/12

Today the Moon is in Aries in a positive link with Jupiter. You may be feeling  energetic and very positive. This is a good day to do something physical. You may feel like going for a walk or a run this evening. This is a good idea. Good spirits prevail.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aquarius or Gemini.
 
2/09/12

The Moon is in Aries today in a close link with Uranus. Today is a day to do something different and perhaps a little adventurous. For may part, I've made my first video taking an Astrological look at September. I'm used to radio- all I have to do is think about what I need to say. Suddenly I'm wondering whether I'm making too many faces or waving my hands around too much. Is my hair in place? I wonder that anybody does Television! Self-conscious issues aside, it did feel good to be doing something new. I hope you'll enjoy it. I'll be putting a link to it on the Lightways page soon and I hope you'll enjoy it. Remember to share it with friends if you like it.

You are most likely to benefit from the Aries energy if you're n Aries, Sagittarius or Leo. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Aquarius.

1/09/12

The Moon is now in Pisces. Yesterday was the Full Moon and you may have felt tense. Today's mood has a very different feel. The Moon is in a positive link with Venus. This is a gentle and romantic energy. Plan to spend time with loved ones, relax and treat yourself to some luxury. This may mean a bubble bath or listening to music. It may mean a romantic dinner. Whatever it is, have a wonderful evening!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Cancerian or Scorpio. You may also benefit if you're a Capricorn or Taurus.

25/08/12

The Moon is in Sagittarius today Opposite Jupiter. Sagittarius likes to have a good time and can easily carried away. With Jupiter there are no limits. This is a day in which you may find it difficult to restrain your emotions. You can be very enthusiastic and get carried away. Enjoy yourself but remember that there is a price to be paid for excess.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces or Virgo

The Moon is also in a positive link with Mercury. This is a great day for sharing ideas. You'll find that others understand and respond positively.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Aries or Sagittarius.

17/08/12

Today there is a New Moon in Leo. This Moon is in a positive link with Mars and Saturn. It's a day in which you may feel as though you're running and there is so much to be done. It's a great opportunity to do juggle lots of different things and feel as though you're moving forward in a structured way.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Sagittarius or Aries. You may also benefit if you're a Libra or Gemini.

The Moon is also Opposite Neptune. This could be a stressful time if you're in the mood to dream and instead find yourself having to work hard. This evening take some time out and give yourself the escape you've been yearning for all day.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio. You may also have felt this if you're a Capricorn or Pisces.

16/08/12

Today the Moon is in Leo. It's very close to Mercury and in a positive link with Jupiter and Uranus. This means that today is a great day for being creative. You may also find that you're able to get your points or ideas across more easily. There may also be a lucky surprise or some surprising news or even just an unexpected and pleasant conversation.

You're most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Aries or Sagittarius. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Libra.

15/08/12

The Moon in Cancer is in a tense link with Mars and Saturn. This may be a frustrating day. You may want to run but feel as though there's a red light around every corner. Chances are you're missing a little perspective. You've probably achieved more than you realise. It's also possible that something needs to be refined or perfected. Take heart, tomorrow is likely to be a very different day. In the meantime, have a restful evening.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Libra or Aries.

26/07/12

The Moon is now in Scorpio in a tense link with the Sun and Mercury. This could be a difficult day for communication. It's possible that you'll find yourself locked into intense conversations where no one wants to give way. It might be best to let things settle for a bit. When everyone's calmed down a resolution is more likely.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius or Leo. You may also feel this if you're an Aries or Gemini.

The Moon is also in a positive link with Neptune and Chiron. For some people this could be a day for deep healing of emotional issues. Hard conversations may lead to understanding and deepen connections.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Cancerian or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Virgo or Capricorn.

25/07/12

Today the Moon is very close to Saturn in Libra and a positive link with Venus. This is a very social time so I hope you're planning something with friends this evening. It's also a very constructive energy so you should be able to settle any niggles that have been troubling you. For my part, I'm going to a dinner party in which I'll be doing readings for everyone there. I can't think of a better planetary lign up! It's a Gemini holding the party and many of the participants are Aquarians.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius.

Mercury Retrograde update. I have had the funniest experience today. Earlier in the year when Mercury was Retrograde we ordered something in the post. The product never arrived and our money was refunded as the post office took responsibility. Today on another Retrograde Mercury a package arrived. Somewhat puzzled as we hadn't ordered anything, imagine our astonishment and amusement as we found that it was the lost parcel complete with Post Office apologies!

16/07/12

Today the Moon is in the organised and sensible sign of Virgo. You might be thinking it's a good day to get things done. Hold on! It's also Opposite Neptune and Chiron and Square Jupiter. It's more likely that this is a day in which nothing gets done. That's because you are more likely to be in a mood to dream and indulge. In fact this could lead you to over-indulge as it's difficult to find self-restraint under these conditions. It's good to plan nothing and see where the day takes you. Floating rather than determined swimming will be much more pleasant otherwise you'll be fighting against the tide, so to speak. If you're in the mood to clean cupboards and find yourself baking instead, so be it. Tomorrow is another day and jobs can wait. It's Sunday after all.

15/07/12

Today Mercury has gone Retrograde. To give you an idea of what you can expect over the next 3 weeks, I'll tell you about my morning. First I woke up feeling dreadful! I'll spare you the details but the result was a postponed reading and a cancelled Astrology class. So my feeling awful caused changes which upset the plans of a few people. Sorry everyone! The story doesn't end here. I had also scheduled two short interviews for Lightways. These are usually recorded on Skype. Over the last couple of months, I've been experiencing difficulties with my computer due to Windows 7 having a somewhat difficult relationship with Skype. My patient partner has been working on this problem and everytime we think we've cleared it, it returns again. At the moment I know that I have about 10 minutes on Skype before my computer crashes. This morning I asked my two interviewees if we could do the interviews later in the morning so that I could get more sleep and feel more human. This they kindly agreed and I dragged myself out of bed at the appointed time. All went well and my computer was most obliging. I planned to edit the interviews and submit the programme this evening. Imagine my dismay as I realised that not a word was recorded!!! The counter was moving but nothing was actually recorded! I guess Lightways is going to be a little late this month!!!!!

14/07/12

The Moon is now in Gemini and at the moment it's very close to Venus and Jupiter, in  positive link with Mars. This is a fun combination. Just right for a Saturday night. Be romantic, be expressive and affectionate, have fun!

13/07/12

Today the Moon has remained in Taurus and it's been in a positive link with the Sun. On the whole you may have found things flowed more easily. This is a welcome relief to tension earlier in the week. This evening, take time to do something sensual. Prepare a lovely meal ot go out to ejnoy one, lie in the bath or listen to music. Make the most of this sensual Moon.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. You may also benefit if you're a Cancerian or Pisces.

12/07/12

Today the Moon is in Taurus in a harmonious link with Pluto. This is a good day for getting to the bottom of things that needed investigating or which needed a bit of probing. Looking at a situation a little more deeply provides an oppoturnity for greater understanding. It's also a good day to deal with intense situations or emotions.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces or Cancerian.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Mercury. Communication may be a little tricky today. You may find that it's difficult to be rational and practical as your feelings get in the way. Alternatively, you may find that you're being rational at the expense of your feelings. Whichever way you experience it, this means that communication may be difficult as you are unable to get your point across very clearly. Patience and perseverance mean that you will manage and that greater understanding will then prevail.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius.

11/07/12

Today's Moon remains in Aries but the tension of the last couple of days is now easing. Today's Opposition to Saturn is indicative of feeling that things are moving too slowly but the compensation is that this means less mistakes are made. This could be a blessing in disguise. This evening then, give yourself some rest if you're tired. You can always be more active tomorrow.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian.

10/07/12

Today has been another challenging day. The Moon is still in Aries close to Uranus but now in a tense link with the Sun and Saturn. It may have felt like a frustrating day as the desire to feel free clashed with the need to be responsible and get things done. Once again, give yourself the chance to do something different this evening. It will help you feel freer and enable to to cope with what needs to be done tomorrow.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian. You may also be sensitive to this if you're a Virgo or Scorpio.

The Moon and Uranus are also in a positive link with Mercury today. You may have had an unsusual or startling conversation today. There may also have been some surprising news. Alternatively, today is a good day to read something different or progressive. This is a day to think laterally.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. you might also benefit if you're a Gemini or Aquarius.

9/07/12

The Moon is now close to Uranus in the sign of Aries. It's also Opposite Mars and in a tense link with Pluto. This could be a very tense day. You may feel touchy and irritable with a great desire to shock others and explode. At times like this, it's best to stay focused on the positive things in your life. You might also want to do something a little different this evening, just to let you feel as though you are free. A great deal of today's potential frustration could be due to a feeling of being blocked. This is why it's a good idea to do something different with your free time and if you can do something physical. Today is a good day to go for a run or just stretch yourself. Take care that you warm up and don't push yourself too hard though. The idea is to let off steam, not to have an accident due to impatience.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian. You also need to take care if you're a Scorpio or a Virgo.

8/07/12

The Moon is still in Pisces and today it's been a in a very nice link with the Sun. This is a a harmonious energy. It may feel that what you want and what you need are in perfect alignment. It makes it easier to connect with others and warmth abounds. As both the Sun and Moon are in Water signs, this is a day to share feelings and be sensitive to others. Love and affection are in evidence.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Cancerian or Scorpio. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus.

7/07/12

Today the Moon has been in Pisces, very close to Neptune and Chiron. This is a day for really connecting with your feelings. If you can do this, the result will be deep healing. You may find that there are moods and feelings which you haven't even been aware of but which have been driving you. Some of these may be linked with beliefs which are no longer serving you well. An encounter or conversation with someone else, may make everything clear for a little while, before other questions come in and confusion returns. If this is the case, just see it as part of a process of clarification of what you really feel so that you can stimulate deep healing.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Cancerian or Scorpio. You may also benefit if you're a Capricorn or Taurus.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Venus and Jupiter. Take care that you don't get so carried away that you forget about social niceties. There was certainly a lot of this going on today on the underground as I made my way home from the College of Psychic Studies. Everywhere I went there seemed to be different groups of people having a lovely time and forgetting to be considerate towards others.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius.


6/07/12

Mars has been in Libra for a few days now. Mars the god of war, is not especially happy when wearing the robes of peace and cooperation. He prefers action and finds himself strangely at a loss when asked to consider others before taking action. This has several possible consequences. Firstly you may feel frustrated as you find that what you want needs to take second place to what someone else wants, or at least that someone else's wishes are as important as yours. A balancing act of negotiation is required. It may slow things down and create harmony. However, sometimes the negotiation feels more like a balancing high wire act which can deteriorate into conflict. During Mars' stay in Libra, relationships become the focus.  How you deal with others' different attitudes is key to harmony. Will it be negotiation or war? It's up to you. One thing's sure- patience is what's most needed.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Aquarius or Gemini. You may also benefit if you're a Sagittarius or Leo.

You are most sensitive to the stresses of this placing if you're a Libra, Aries, Capricorn or Cancerian.

14/06/12

Jupiter has now entered the sign of Gemini. It will remain in this sign for around a year. It's with a little sadness that I see it leave Taurus as I've enjoyed the boost that it has given me. So it is that it's Gemini's turn to benefit from what traditional Astrologers call the Great Benefic. Jupiter is known for bringing luck joy and expansion. Sadly, this doesn't mean that suddnely all your wishes will come true if you're a Gemini. It does, however, mean that it's time to grow, learn and expand. In the sign of Gemini the sign we associate with learning and communication, it might mean that you are literally tempted to do a course or retrain in some way. It may mean that you find yourself wanting to write or even keep an audio diary of your days. However you do it, whether it's learning or communicating, it's going to provide you with insights that will change and expand your perspective on the world.

You are also likely to find that there are plenty of opportunities around you. These may be for travel, love or related to family and carrer depending on where Jupiter is placed in your chart at the moment. The key is to seize the moment and make the most of opportunities that come your way. The good thing is that you'll probably feel confident enough to do it.

This is a planet associated with confidence and risk. The sky is the limit as they say. Do take care though, confidence is one thing- arrogance is another and it's possible that you'll feel so sure of yourself that you might no listen to another's views. Getting carried away is also very Jupiterian. There are times when you will need to curb your enthusiasm and listen and think before you leap. There are also times when you need to be more disciplined and say no. If you stick to those rules, you can be in for a great year.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You might also benefit if you're an Aries or Leo.

You need to take more care that you don't get carried away if you're a Gemini, Virgo, Pisces or Sagittarius.

10/06/12

Today the Moon has been in Pisces. It's in a difficult link with Venus and Mars. There are days when it is best to stay quiet and be at home. For many, today is one of those days. If you found yourself having to be social when you weren't in the mood for it, the result may have been a rather moody one. You may have felt grumpy and perhaps said something that was more sharp than usual. Alternatively, you may have been on the receiving end of someone else's ill humour. If this is the case, take time out for yourself this evening. Lying in the bath or doing something that allows you space to be and escape reality is just what's needed.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius.

The Moon is also very close to Neptune and Chiron. For some today has been a day to be a good Samaritan. Whether you helped someone else or were on the recieving end of someone's kindness, the theme has been one of healing. It's also a good day to meditate or focus on more mystical and spiritual matters. In other words, a day to feed the soul.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian. You might also benefit if you're a Capricorn or Taurus.


8/06/12

Mercury is now in the sign of Cancer. Cancer is a sign concerned with feelings, home and family. This means that your mind may well be on family matters over the next few weeks. You may also find that your feelings get the better of you at times so that you feel unable to think straight or be logical. Actually it may be that you think you're being perfectly logical but that actually you're feeling very subjective. This is a time to listen to your feelings, talk about them and then bring some kind of balance to them. This is why it's important to be aware of the fact that you may be making decisions from a very subjective perspective. Discussing your feelings with someone you trust will help you be more clear.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Aries or Libra

Cancer is also a very nurturing sign. During this period, your ability to understand and empathise with others may be heightened. You could find yourself having very emotional but healing conversations with family members or with close friends.

This is also a good time to be bringing comfort and security to your home. It may mean buying  a few cushions or getting a cat. For some, it may be considering having a baby. Whatever you need to include in your life for comfort and to make your house feel like home, will certainly be on your mind.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Scorpio or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo.

7/06/12

It's been another of my madly busy spells so I'm a little late writing about recent events. Nevertheless, here is my take on things. On Monday we had the Full Moon in Sagittarius which also happened to be a Partial Lunar Eclipse. This was followed yesterday by a Sun Venus Conjunction. The fact that Conjuncts the Sun is not unusual as Venus is fairly close to the Sun (relatively speaking of course, Mars and the Earth are further away). What was different about this Sun Venus Conjunction is that Venus' orbit brought her exactly between us and the Sun, making her very visible against the Sun. This is much rarer.

There are different ways of viewing this. On the one hand, anything that gets too close to the Sun gets burnt- so metaphorically speaking, Venus may not fare too well when she gets this close. However, it's also possible to say that the Sun has shone its light on Venus matters- specifically- love and relationships.

Venus had been Retrograde for a while so for many people this is a time for reflection on values, relationships and love. The Sun's connection with Venus brings these issues into the spotlight and gives them even more emphasis. Questions being asked could range from - What is love?, Am I loved? How do I know I'm loved? What is important to me? What do I need to be happy? Does my relationship nurture me? How am I supporting my partner? Does my partner feel loved? Am I a good partner?

If you are not in a relationship, this in itself may now be causing you to think. Whatever the circumstances and the questions on your mind during this phase, Communication is the key. This is evident as the Sun and Venus are both in the communication sign- Gemini. In addition, the Partial Lunar Eclipse in the Opposite sign of Sagittarius suggests that communication about what we believe could be the key to finding harmony in your life.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces. You may benefit if you're a Libra, Aquarius, Leo or Aries.

1/06/12

The Moon is now in powerful and intensive Scorpio. There is a positive link with Chiron and Neptune both of which are linked with healing. Today you can harness your healing power to help someone else or you may find that you receive healing yourself.

For my part, I really felt this energy today with two magical Hypnotherapy sessions.

You're most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Virgo or Capricorn.

31/05/12

The Moon has been in Libra since yesterday. Today it is in a positive link with the Mercury, Venus and very close to Saturn. It's a very nice way to be going into the Jubilee Weekend. This is because Libra is a very social sign and is receiving support from structured Saturn. It's a great time to make plans. Venus and Mercury are both very social planets so it's a good time to organise a social event. A well planned event, is a very enjoyable one!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius. You are also likely to benefit if you're a Leo or Sagittarius.

27/05/12

Today the Moon is in Leo in a positive link with Venus and Saturn. This is a very social set up. It's a great day to have some fun and enjoy the company of friends. With Saturn's help, you'll be so organised you might be able to see more than one set of friends. Alternatively, you might find that you have serious conversations which help you to resolve any issues that have been on your mind.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Sagittarius, Aries, Gemini or Libra.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Jupiter. This is one of those days when you may find that you over-plan and get carried away. you may find it difficult to be sensible and eat or drink too much. As challenges go, this may be one you can live with!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Taurus, Scorpio or Aquarius.
25/05/12

Some days are just hard work. Today's Moon is still in Cancer but this time it's been in a difficult link with Saturn. Saturn is associated with restriction and slowing things down. Out of the whole week, I've found today to be the most challenging. It feels as though I've not managed to resolve a few niggly outstanding issues which I hoped to have sorted out today. Although I managed to work for about 10 hours without much of a break, I still feel like I haven't made much progress. You get the idea.

So what do I deduce from this? Well, one thing I had to do was simplify my day and prioritise. This feels frustrating but was necessary in order to keep sane. The conflict seems to be between what needed to be done and what I actually wanted to do. Put in this light, I've had quite a reasonable day. As for the niggly outstanding bits, well those were never in my control. I'm waiting for others to respond and patience is required at such times.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Aries or Libra.

24/05/12

The Moon has remained in Cancer today in Opposition with Pluto. This is about intense feelings and powerful undercurrents. If you find yourself in a power struggle with someone today, you may need to back off. Resistance may be exacerbating the situation. It may be more constructive to let things cool down and come back to resolve the issue tomorrow.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Libra or Aries.

The Moon is still in a positive link with Chiron. The opportunity to heal old wounds is strong today. Even if you're resolving a present issue, chances are that  the feelings involved are rooted in the past.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Scorpio or Pisces. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Virgo.

23/05/12

Today the Moon is in Cancer, Opposite Pluto and in a difficult link with Uranus. This is one of those intense days when emotions may run high. You may feel torn between the desire to be free and an intense sense of duty and responsibility. You may feel as though your needs are not quite being met. The most constructive way to approach this is to prioritise. Do what needs to be done and give yourself some time to do what you like. This will both nurture your needs and allow you to feel free.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Libra or Aries.

The Moon is also in a positive link with Neptune and Chiron. For some this can be a very healing energy. You may find that someone close to you is able to give your the tender care you need. If not, take the time to listen to your inner voice and give yourself some nurturing. It's also possible that you are able to do this for someone you care about.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus or Virgo.



22/05/12

The Moon is still in Gemini and very close to Venus. Together they are in a positive link with Saturn. This is a gentle combination. It's a great day to see friends and you may find that people smile more easily. It's also a great energy for sharing ideas as you are likely to find the practical means to put them into practice. Today ideas can be turned into reality!

In addition to turning ideas into reality. This is a day when a gentle sense of practicality can help you solve problems. This is especially so if you seek advice from a friend.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Leo.

21/05/12

The New Moon happened just as the Sun entered the sign of Gemini. This New Moon was special as there was a Solar Eclipse. It wasn't quite a full Eclipse as the Moon was too far from the Earth to be a perfect fit over the Sun. Solar Eclipses shed a light on areas of life which need attention. As this one occurred in the sign of Gemini, a few things are highlighted. Firstly, communication. It may be that you need to be improving your communication skills. This is especially true as this New Moon was in a tense link with Neptune. Misunderstandings are very possible so clear communication is vital. If you're not sure of what someone means, clarify. It's also important that you check that people understanding your meaning.

The emphasis on communication can also mean that you'll find yourself doing more writing, emailing or simply talking on the phone. Somehow it's important that you share what's on your mind.

Gemini is also linked with learning. It may be that you need to update your skills. This is an excellent time to be thinking about doing a course. Equally, you may be imparting information to others. You might find that you're the teacher.

Learning is vital for stimulation. It keep us young and enables us to grow. There is a whole world to explore. What can you be learning to enable you to remain supple and to feel alive?

You're most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Aries or Leo.

20/05/12

The Moon has just changed signs from Taurus to Gemini. So the day has been of a primarily Taurus feel. In fact for me it was very necessary. As many of you know, I completed an extremely intense week of Medical Hypnotherapy training, including exams. Four 9 hour days followed by two, 10 hour days. Getting up at 7:30 this morning felt like a lie-in!!! After seeing two clients, I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon tea at the special and unique Fanny's Farm and came home to plant potatoes. Cake and gardening- it doesn't get more Taurean!

Tomorrow, I'll talk more about the Eclipse as I'm now heading off for some rest.

13/05/12

Today the Moon is in Pisces very close to Neptune and Chiron. This dreamy combination means that you are likely to want to drift through the day, being lazy, taking it easy. It is Sunday after all. The link with Chiron provides the chance for some healing. Sadly, however dreamy you might feel, there is a sense of urgency, a need for action as Mars opposes the Moon. It's possible that someone is being impatient and challenging you to come out of your reverie to deal with practical matters. It could even be a nagging voice within you!  If possible, let these wait until tomorrow and make the most of this chance to dream.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius. Libras and Leos may also be affected.

12/05/12

The Moon is still in Aquarius in a positive link with Saturn and Venus. Today is a good day to have a serious, meaningful and constructive talk with your partner. You'll be able to resolve any issues that are troubling you.

If you're on your own, you may be thinking about whether you'd like to be in a relationship, what you'd like in a relationship and what you can do about meeting people so that you increase the odds of meeting a potential partner.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. You may also benefit if you're an Aries or Sagittarius.

The Moon is also in a tense link with the Sun and Jupiter. This means that what you're in the mood for something grand but actually what you need may be more linked with home and comfort. This can be a frustrating time as you may not be in the mood to be realistic.

For my part this meant considering my birthday plans. I wanted to book dinner in a glamorous hotel, but found the menu to be totally uninspiring. Having got over the disappointment and realising that my options are limited due to being tied up doing a course from 9- 6 for 6 days next week, I opted for dinner in my favourite country pub. Not at all grand, but very, very comfortable with perfect food.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aquarius, Taurus, Leo or Scorpio.
 
11/0512

The Moon is now in Aquarius. This is a very sociable sign so on a Friday night, being with friends is extra appealing. As the Moon is in a favourable link with Uranus, you may be in for a little surprise. It might be something someone says or it might be someone you meet. It won't be a life changing moment, but it should feel pleasant. For my part, it was finding an area of the garden that I haven't paid much attention to lately burgeoning with flowers and overgrown herbs. The rain has really done the trick. Now some sun so we could enjoy it all- please!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Libra or Gemini. You may also benefit if you're a Sagittarius or Aries.

The Moon is also in a difficult link with Mercury. This means that what you say and what you feel may not be the same thing today. It's also possible that you're not making yourself clear, especially if you're not listening to your feelings in an attempt to be rational. The result could be mixed messages. Logic and feelings both have an important part to play in our lives. Occasionally, we are out of balance, favouring one over the other. Today is one of those days. Think of it like two parts of you with two opposing approaches to a problem. The best thing to do is to listen to them both and then like a mediator, find a compromise.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aquarius, Leo, Taurus or Scorpio. You may also feel it if you're a Cancerian or Virgo.


10/05/12

The Moon is still in Capricorn today and it has felt very much like a work day. Having started work at 7:30 as usual, I find myself still working at 4:30. I had a 15 minute lunch break. I feel as though I've merged with my seat! In spite of this, it's been a really great day. I've been able to meet some very important deadlines without panicking. It's felt like I have all the time in the world, even though nothing could be further from the truth.

This confident feeling comes from the fact that today the Moon is in a positive link with the Sun and Jupiter. This will help things feel more positive even in stressful situations.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Capricorn, Virgo or Taurus. You may also benefit if you're a Scorpio or Pisces.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Saturn. For many of us today brings a sense of urgency in meeting obligations. This could be stressful, especially if you feel that things aren't moving as quickly as you'd like. As ever, patience is needed here. Refining or reviewing your plans or your work could be of great benefit, however, annoying it might be to be asked to do so.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Capricorn, Cancerian, Aries or Libra


7/05/12

We are now a day away from the Full Moon, but the energy is still high. In fact this Full Moon was especially powerful as it was a Super Moon. There is a great deal of exaggeration written about these Moons. In fact the Moon comes this close to the Earth as part of its orbit once a month. What made this month different is that it happenned at the time of the Full Moon. So the same rule applies as to all Full Moons except that it was intensified.

That said, today's Moon is now in Sagittarius and still very potent. It's also in a tense link with Mars and Chiron. This is a wrestless energy. Take care that your impatience doesn't lead to accidents. It's also possible that if you're feeling angry or frustrated, arguments could ensue.

You're most sensitive to this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces.

The Moon is also in a positive link with Uranus. Today is a good day to be spontaneous and be with friends. Just what you need on a Holiday Monday.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Aries or Leo.

6/05/12

The Full Moon in Scorpio is now Waning having peaked early this morning. It's been a particularly intense lead up to this Moon. Friday was especially tricky with all kinds of unpredictable things happening. Thankfully things should get easier now although you may feel like having an early night and being gentle with yourself.

You're most sensitive to this energy if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius.

1/05/12

May Day didn't start very promisingly. The sky was dark but by the afternoon, the sun was shining and it's a beautiful evening! This makes for a clear sky so tonight look up. You will see Mars very close to the Moon. Remember that it will look like a star, but it's actually a planet.

The Moon is now in Virgo and as I've said it's very close to Mars. They are both in a very positive link with the Sun, Jupiter and Pluto. This is an excellent time to do some clearing out. You'll have all the energy you need to push a project forward. It's more likely to come to fruition under Jupiter's benevolent eye. It's also a day in which you may find inspiration which leads to major transformation. It's not often I write things like this, so keep your eyes open so that you recognise an opportunity however small it appears to be.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Virgo, Capricorn or Taurus. You may also benefit if you're a Cancerian or Scorpio.

30/04/12

The Moon has continued to be in Leo today and becoming ever closer to Mars. It's also in a positive link with Saturn. This means that today has been a day of high energy. The fact that the sun came out at last today and managed to say with us certainly made me feel more energised! Time on the allotment, a walk in bluebell woods and all the jobs that get done on a day off! I hope you're day has been as pleasant as mine.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Aries or Sagittarius.

The Moon has also been Opposite Neptune. This is very appropriate as so many people are dealing with floods. You don't need a flood to feel flooded though. For some today may have been an emotional day. Confusion and a strong desire to escape a difficult situation may have been very high.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio.

29/04/12

The Moon is still in Leo but in a tense link with the Sun. This means that for some there is tension in the air. Whay you need and what you want may not be the same thing. For this reason you may be feeling impatient and irritable. If this is the case, take some time to consider what you need and then look after yourself. You can have what you want another day. In fact with the Moon being in Leo, what you need may well be a bit of fun!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio.

The Moon is also in a positive link with Mercury and Uranus. Today you may be having some unusual conversations. This is great as they may be very stimulating. This is a day for left field ideas. Go with them, they may just be the inspiration you need.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Aries or Sagittarius.

28/04/12

It's been a funny kind of day. The Moon has been in Leo in a tense link with Saturn but a positive link with Uranus. You may have felt like going out to have a good time but been held back by some kind of responsibility. If you're a Leo, Sagittarius Aries, chances are that you are in need of something different. If you haven't already, make tomorrow a day when you do something out of your routine. You may be surprised by how great that feels.

If you're a Taurus, Scorpio, or Aquarius, you may be feeling a bit freer tomorrow. However, rest is probably what you really need!
 
27/04/12

The Moon is in Cancer today in a positive link with Jupiter and Chiron. This means that today is a day to look after someone you love. Alternatively, you may find that someone is looking after you. Whichever way round it works, the theme is of support, healing and giving. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Scorpio or Pisces.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Mercury and Pluto. There is a great deal of emotional intensity in the air and communication may be difficult. If you're a water sign like Cancer you'll know that today communication happens through action rather than words. For other signs, this may be more difficult.  This means that there is a high propensity towards misunderstandings when deeply felt needs are not understood by the other party. It's possible that one of the parties is not interested in logic today- what they need is comfort and understanding.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Capricorn, Aries or Libra

25/04/12
 
The Moon is in Gemini, the sign of communication. It's very close to Venus and in a positive link with Saturn. Today is a good day for communicating your feelings to loved ones. You'll find that you can have constructive conversations which will help to resolve old issues and avoid new ones.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. You may also benefit if you're a Leo.

19/04/12

The Sun has just entered the sign of Taurus. It's time to tend to practical matters, but it's also time to enjoy the sensation of being alive. At this time of year our senses are treated to such delights. The warmth of the sun on our skin, the beauty of blossom and flowers all around us, the sound of the dawn chorus and the scent of lilac in the air. You can add to this the first harvests of early vegetables and in May, maybe even strawberries.

Natural inspiration is all around us reminding us of the beauty and bounty of nature. Some of us are inspired to spend time gardening, others are inspired to paint, draw, sculpt or compose. Taurus being a sign very linked with food, cooking and eating are a most enjoyable part of life too. Whatever you choose to do, be inspired and celebrate being alive!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Capricorn or Virgo. You will also benefit if you're a Pisces or a Cancerian.

18/04/12

The Moon is now in Aries and it's very close to Mercury and Uranus as I write. You may feel compelled to communicate. Actually today is a great day to exchange ideas and do something different. I had the happy chance to sit with a friend for lunch and share different experiences about our work. This is stimulating and refreshing. I hope you're getting the chance to do something positive with this energy.

You are most likely to benefit if you're an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. Aquarius and Gemini are also likely to benefit.

Uranian energy can be unpredictable and so can Aries. This evening, take care that you avoid saying something impulsively which might shock those around you. If your intention is to shake things up, then go ahead but if not, think before you speak.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Capricorn, Libra or Cancerian.

17/04/12

The Moon is in Pisces today in a tense link with Venus. In Pisces, the Moon is in a dreamy mood. You may not be feeling very realistic especially in regard to relationships. You may be prone to a bit of idealisation or be thinking that you can rescue someone you care about. Take care that your decisions take into account practical realities. Today is not the best day to make decisions or take action. Today is a day for doing very little. Sadly, you are probably at work during the day, but in the evening give yourself the time to escape and dream. Tonight is a bubble bath kind of night.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius.

The Moon is also in a positive link with Jupiter. This means that you're a generous frame of mind. It is a good day for random acts of kindness.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Taurus or Capricorn.

13/04/12

Mars has been in Virgo for some time now and it's been Retrograde since January. This has been a difficult period in which you may have felt as though you were working extra hard just to stay in the same place- like the proverbial treadmill. Mars Retrograde has a sluggish energy and you may have been feeling as though you lack the necessary drive to propell yourself forward. You may have found it especially difficult to initiate new projects and if you did, it just feels slow!

Mars in Virgo is very analytical and very critical. As things haven't been moving quite as smoothly as you'd like, you may be feeling very critical of yourself and others.

Now things are starting to change. Mars is at last moving forward again. This means that you may soon have a spring in your step once again.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Virgo, Pisce, Gemini or Sagittarius.
You will benefit from this forward motion if you're a Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancerian or Scorpio.


9/04/12

The Moon is in the last degrees of Scorpio as I write. It's in a positive link with Mercury which bodes well for communication. If there's someone you need to talk to or get in touch with, today is a good way to do it.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian. You can also benefit if you're an Aries, or Sagittarius. Leos will find it easier to benefit , this evening when the Moon moves into Sagittarius.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Neptune. This means that there is a dreamy quality to the day. It also means that misunderstandings are possible. You may find it difficult to express what you want or need and that makes it difficult for others to give you what you want. Perhaps some time on your own listening to music, reading or lying in the bath is what you really need.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius. You are also sensitive to this if you're a Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo or Gemini.

8/04/12

Yesterday the Moon went into Scorpio and it was in a positive link with Neptune. There was a magical quality to the evening as a couple of friends came to dinner and spent the evening listening to music, singing and dancing.

The mood today can be equally buoyant. The Moon is Opposite Jupiter. This combination can meant that you're prone to getting carried away. With it being Easter, there's probably quite a lot of chocolate around. Knowing when to stop may be tricky today. Perhaps getting someone to hide it could help while extending the Easter Egg hunt into Monday!

You're most sensitive to this energy if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius

Whatever you're doing today, Happy Easter!

6/04/12

The Moon is still in Libra and in a tense link with Pluto. It's also building up to the peak of the Full Moon. This can be a day of crisis. Emotions that have been supressed may be coming to the fore. You may feel torn between the need to brush things over for the sake of harmony and the need to assert yourself. Confrontation may be unpleasant but unavoidable. An alternative interpretation is that a decision needs to be made and you're torn between the desire to make others happy and the need to follow your heart. Whichever way this tension manifests, honesty with yourself and others is needed. Keeping quiet for the sake of harmony may be tempting but it is not always the right thing to do. Both parties interests need to be acknowledged understood and honoured. This is real harmony rather than avoidance of reality.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Libra, Aries, Capricorn or Cancerian.

5/04/12

Yesterday Mercury turned direct. Since then my technological problems have started to be resolved. I am much relieved!!!!!! Typically some decisions that I'd been waiting for also were made and I can now get on and move forward, planning the rest of the month.

If you've been waiting for information or decisions to be made by others, chances are that you'll be hearing soon. It takes a couple of weeks for things to return to normal but thankfully, things are at least moving in the right direction!

The Moon is now in Libra. It's in a positive link with Venus so this is a good evening to be social or to spend time with your loved one. Peace and Harmony prevail. Of course it's also a good evening to go to a concert as Libra does enjoy entertainment.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius.

The Moon is also in Opposition with Uranus. This means that some of us may be in a rebellious mood. There may be a real need to break free, shock others or do something unexpected. If this is you, avoid being too impulsive, you may regret your actions in the morning. Instead consider where this need is coming from and address the deeper issues. This is a constructive way to deal with this energy and could prove very insightful.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Libra, Aries, Capricorn or Cancerian.

4/04/12

Venus is now in the very social sign of Gemini. When in this sign, she is in a flirtatious mood, talking with everyone. You may find that over the coming weeks you are in the mood to see friends, meet new people and learn new things. You may develop a taste for gossip or simply enjoying passing on useful information.

If you're an air sign- Gemini, Libra or Aquarius, you will benefit most from this placing. You are likely to feel more attractive and others will notice you. Chances are you'll receive some warm complements and if you're looking for love- this is a good month for you.

You are also likely to benefit from this warm energy if you're an Aries or Leo. Enjoy!

2/04/12

It's been a very strange time of late with Mercury Retrograde. Technological mayhem has kept me very much on my toes and slowed down work on Lightways, my ability to respond quickly to emails and the list goes on! Happily Mercury goes direct on Wednesday. Although I love the beautiful summer weather we've been enjoying with this Retrograde Mercury, the ground is so dry that in some parts of my allotment, it's like sand. We do need things to go back to normal and for some rain to return. It's a shame that we need it, but I'd rather live in a "green and pleasant land" than a desert.

Today the Moon is in Leo in a positive link with the Sun. This was also the case yesterday and it has been a very pleasant day. It's been a good day for socialising and just generally having a nice time. Happily for me, it's my day off and I've been able to indulge, having lunch in the sunshine.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Sagittarius or Aries.

The Moon has also been in a tense link with Jupiter. This means that you may have been thinking big or had great expectations for your day. This may have clouded your judgement. The potential to overindulge or get carried away is high.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius or Taurus.
24/03/12

The Moon is still in Aries but today it is opposite Saturn. This can be a frustrating day. You may feel like running but find that your legs feel like lead, so to speak. Alternatively, you may feel slowed down by others who don't have your sense of urgency or who have very different views or ideas to yours. The best thing to do today is to go with the flow otherwise you may find yourself getting angry due to the restrictions. For my part, I'm dealing with this by changing my plans this afternoon and running away for a walk in the country. That will give me the sense of moving and hopefully by the time I get home, people I'm waiting to hear from might have caught up with me!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Capricorn, Cancerian, Aries or Libra.

22/03/12

Today we have a New Moon. This means that the Sun and Moon are in the same sign. The Sun has recently entered the sign of Aries and the Moon has also entered this sign today.

It seems most appropriate that this New Moon should happen just at the Spring Equinox as every year the Sun's entry into Aries marks the beginning of spring. This is the beginning of the Astrological year. In some ways it makes more sense than starting in January as there is a feeling of beginnings at this time of year. As the weather improves we feel like coming out of hibernation. We have more energy and feel like starting new projects. Traditionally this was a time for spring cleaning and those of us with wardrobes too small to hold winter and summer clothes start to bring out the lighter clothing and store the heavier woolies.

This new thrusting energy is all around us. New life springs up from everywhere as the season advances. Shoots push up through the soil, buds burst open and nesting birds begin the exhausting process of starting a new brood. New life is not all easy though. It 's hard to push though soil if you're a little seedling- it takes a great deal of energy. If you're a bird you have to fight to survive as the competition for the best territory is fierce and then you have to keep your competitors at bay.

This is a fine illustration of Aries energy- thrusting, pushing, competing, initiating. So this month you may find that you're more assertive, competitive and dynamic than usual. You know what you want and you're prepared to push hard to get it. You may not be at your most patient. The desire for something fresh and new is intense. In fact with this New Moon also being very close to Uranus, you may be in for a month that feels at times erractic and unpredictable. This is because the need for change is high. Change whether welcome or not, can be liberating and it certainly blows out the cobwebs! Make the most of this energy and start something new!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. Aquarians and Geminis may benefit too.

21/03/12

The Moon is still in Pisces today and it's in a very nice link with Venus. This is a beautiful gentle energy. It's a good day to connect with friends. Funnily enough, I had just come on line to work, when the lovely Jeni Barnett called. It was lovely to see her and I hadn't spoken to her since last January. I say see, as happily the call came on Skype. The Pisces in her chart certainly responded to the lovely Moon Venus connection. This evening, call a friend! You may also be inclined to do something creative, listen to music or just dream in the bath. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian. You are also likely to benefit if you're a Taurus or Capricorn.

17/03/12

The Moon is still in Capricorn as I write and it's in a positive link with the Sun. This is a good time to set yourself some goals. You're instincts will guide you as to what you want and the practical energy of Capricorn can show you how to get there. Your goals will be authentic and achievable because you'll have a good understanding of your emotional needs and the way in which you want to develop your sense of identity.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo. You may also benefit if you're a Pisces or Scorpio.

The Moon is also in a difficult link with Saturn. This could be a frustrating energy as the need to fulfill responsibilities encoraches on your emotional needs. In a classic example of Astrology at work, my partner was called today by a tenant who has managed to break his key in the front dorr lock. My partner is a Capricorn and the tenant is a Libra. Fulfilling his responsibilities, means that my partner's plans for the day have been completely disrupted. I can hear a chorus saying Mercury Retrograde and yes, that has something to do with it too. The Moon is about timing and this incident happened at a moment when it is in a tense link with Saturn.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Capricorn, Cancerian, Aries or Libra. You may also find a reality check  today if you're a Gemini or Leo.

16/03/12

The Moon remains in Capricorn and it is still close to Pluto, in a positive link with Venus. Yesterday's aura of warmth remains with us although it's more like basking in waning energy. Make the most of it. Plan a romantic evening or go and spend time with friends.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo. You may also benefit if you're a Pisces or Scorpio.

15/03/12

Yesterday I wrote about the special relationship that is currently in place between Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Pluto. Today the Moon has joined in as it entered the Earth Sign of Capricorn.

Very often there are themes that clients bring in the same week. Assertiveness or the lack of it seems to be the theme of the last couple of days. Mars has been very connected with the Moon this week. While the Moon was in Sagittarius, it was in a tense link with Mars. Themes of frustration were promiment. The link between Mars and the Moon in Capricorn is much more positive. This time it's about moving forward with confidence, knowing what you want and being able to state it clearly. As this positive link between the Moon and Mars also involves Venus, Jupiter and Pluto, today is a good day to be clear about your desires with your loved ones. In return, you can listen to what they want. There is an element of reciprocity here. The love and warmth of this beautiful energy opens the door to good will and the opportunity to regenerate and deepen existing relationships.

If there is no one special in your life at the moment, now is a good time to think about how to care for yourself. Love is not just for others, it is something that needs to be given to yourself. This is also a good time to do something creative or to give yourself the chance to spend some time in natural surroundings. If you live in the South of England, the weather is making this a very tempting proposition.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo. This energy is also beneficial to Pisceans,and Scorpios.

One final note for the day, but no less important. As the Moon joins Pluto, it is also in a tense link with Uranus. This indicates restlessness. There is a conflict between the desire for change and a deep reluctuance to change. The Moon's closeness to Pluto emphasises a deep instinctual need for security but the link with Uranus suggests that things need to change. Change is liberating and so the impulse for change needs to be heard. If not it will manifest in challenging and shocking ways to bring you out of your complacency. So today is a day to open the windows and bring the fresh air.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Capricorn, Cancerian, Libra or Aries. You may also be sensitive to this if you're a Gemini or Leo.

14/03/12

For the last few weeks, I've been keeping my fingers crossed that this week we'd have clear skies in the evening. The reason for this deep desire was the knowledge that Venus was getting ever closer to Jupiter and I wanted to see them get progressively closer. On this beautiful windy and often rainy island, the weather is often a wild card. Thankfully for the last few nights my wish has been granted and tonight once again we are being graced with the presence of our two most visible planets in the West. Today they are as close as can be as they are in the same degree. From our perspective they may not look like they're on top of each other, but this is as close as they get and they're in the sign of Taurus. Today is a rather special day as the two planets most associated with good things- Jupiter and Venus are also in a very tight and positive link with Mars in the Earth sign of Virgo and Pluto in the Earth sign of Capricorn. Notice my emphasis on the fact that they are all in the same element. This is creating what is called a Grand Trine. It happens when planets are in the same degree of the same element. This means that this is a time when love may be flowing. You may feel warmer and more loving towards others, or you may be the recipient of lots of complements or appreciation from others. This can also be an indicator of abundance. It doesn't mean that you're suddenly rich, but perhaps you are more aware of the good things in your life. This period represents a unique opportunity to review, and transform your relationships too.

For my part the abundance of this period seems to be manifesting in love for my work and those whom I meet. The deep transformative work I'm doing with analytical hypnotherapy is deepening the love I already felt for each person I work with. I'm also feeling deeply blessed by the privelidge of witnessing their transformation.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Capricorn or Virgo. You can also benefit if you're a Cancerian or Pisces.

13/03/12

The Moon is now in Sagittarius. It's in a positive link with Mercury and Uranus. This means that you may be in the mood to do something different. This is a day to be spontaneous. You may find that you are also stimulated by something that someone says to you or by some news. Whatever it is, think latterally and you'll find that you're able to solve problems creatively.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Aries or Leo. You may also benefit if you're a Libra or Aquarius.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Neptune, Chiron and Mars. This means that there may be some confusion as to whether or not someone is being completely open or honest. Alternatively, it may be difficult to make decisions because you're unsure of facts or are finding it difficult to know what to believe. This is a frustrating combination and you may find that you're angry. Some may feel frustrated without understanding why. If so, take care that you done't take it out on others.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces. Scorpios and Capricorns may also be sensitive to this.

12/03/12

Mercury is now Retrograde. You may have noticed its effects in the last week or so. I certainly did. In one day, my electronic diary decided that it was 1952, my DVD player decided that it could not respond to the remote control and there were strange happennings with my website too. Happily these were temporary glitches and normality soon returned. Glitches is what we associate with a Retrograde Mercury. I always think of this time as a period when the gremlins come out. This can disrupt our daily routine and plans. Once during a Retrograde period, every client I had arrived either too early or too late. This was during a period of two weeks. It played havoc with my scheduling. Transport can be a problem too. This is either due to technological glitches, human error or natural events. Two years ago when Mercury was Retrograde we had the volcanic ash grounding aircraft, and of course we've also had snow causing havoc during a Retrograde period.

The nature of the disruption is linked to the sign that Mercury is in. At the moment it;'s in the sign of Aries. I have begun to associate Retrograde Mercury with odd weather patterns too. Last year we had unusually warm weather when it was Retrograde in Aries (spring), and also in Sagittarius (December)- both of these signs belong to the element of Fire. By contrast when it was Retrograde in Virgo last summer (Earth) and Capricorn(Earth) the previous December, we had unusually cool or cold weather. This time, it begins in Aries and then goes back into Pisces. Pisces is a water sign and if I'm right, a short warm spell will be followed by a wet one. I'm rather hoping this is true as I find that I'm watering my garlic and onions, something I never need to do at this time of year. A wet spell might just save us from a hosepipe ban later in the season. Mercury will turn direct on the 14th of April. Things should be more normal after that date, but we will need to wait for the 28th of April for all the gremlins to be back in the cupboard again. It takes a while to recover from chaos.

In the meantime, if the skies are clear where you are look to the west after sunset. You will see what appears to be two exceptionally bright stars. Actually they are planets- the brightest if Venus and the other Jupiter. They are getting ever closer together and the sight is beautiful. Take a look tonight and watch these two beautiful planets reminding us of the wonder of our universe.


11/03/12

The Moon has moved into the sign of Scorpio. This is an intense and sensitive sign. It's also in a positive link with Neptune and Chiron. This is a lovely combination to have on a Sunday as it may mean that you feel dreamy and are in a mood to escape from the normal routine. Watching a film, reading your favourite book- these are all perfect activities for a Sunday.

This energy can also be about healing. If there are unresolved issues between you and someone else, today could be a good day to resolve them. Alternatively, it may be that you are the one who is able to offer some sort of help or healing to someone else.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian. You may also benefit if you're a Virgo or Capricorn.

Sadly there are other, more difficult energies at work today. The Moon is Opposite Venus and Jupiter. You may find that your expectations are not met. This means that you might feel let down by a friend or that you get carried away in your expectations and are then disappointed. Getting carried away may also mean that you over-spend. Venus likes to shop and with Jupiter in the picture, you may not know when to stop. This could lead to a financial hangover later. Food is the other great temptation today, as is drink. Obviously I can tell you about the importance of moderation, but will you listen?

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius.

10/03/12

The worst of the Full Moon's tension has now passed. The Moon is still in Libra which means that the emphasis is on relationships and relating. It's also very close to Saturn so this is a good day to have a serious conversation with your special someone about whatever needs attention between you. It may be that you need to set some goals or priorities. Together you can make things so much better!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius. If you're a Leo or Sagittarius, this may also be helpful to you.

9/03/12

The Full Moon was yesterday but for many people, today is a far more tense day. The Moon is now in Libra but in Opposite Mercury and Uranus as well as being in a tense link with Pluto. There may be some unexpectedly intense conversations today. Alternatively, you may get news or find information that you didn't expect. The response may be anger as this is a volatile energy. If you feel stressed today, keeping a low profile may be the answer.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Libra, Aries, Capricorn or Cancerian

8/03/12

The Moon is still in Virgo and it's still opposite the Sun. When the Moon is Full it means that it's opposite the Sun's sign. If you look out at sunset, you'll see that as the Sun is setting in the West, the Moon is rising in the East. This is a very physical way of seeing the relationship between us on Earth, the Sun and the Moon.

When the Moon is Full, emotions are usually running high. You might feel energised or simply stressed.

This month, you are most likely to be sensitive to the Full Moon if you're a Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius.

One of today's main stories is that the Sun is especially active and that we're receiving some especially powerful Solar Flares. I've been thinking about the fact that Mercury is about to go Retrograde in Aries. Aries is a fire sign and I've been wondering whether the usual Retrograde Mercury disruption is likely to happen related to too much energy or heat. It looks like I could be right! Last year when Mercury was Regtrograde in Aries we had unusually warm weather. Let's see whether that happens again this year.

7/03/12

The Moon is now in the sign of Virgo. This is the build up to tomorrow's Full Moon which happens at around 9:30 am. You may be feeling quite tense and especially impatient as the Moon is also very close to Mars now. On the other hand, you may feel very energised and the positive links with Venus, Jupiter and Pluto may have made this day an intense one for relationships. Quite aside from passion and intense social encounters or activities, you may have found that your conversations were deep and very meaningful. This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen relationships.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Virgo, Taurus or Capricorn. You may also benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian or Scorpio.

The Moon is also Opposite Chiron and of course the fact that it's coming up to a Full Moon, means that it's also Opposite the Sun. This means that the intensity of the day's feelings may have been hurtful. If so, take some time to examine why you or the other person feels hurt. There is a strong likelihood that whatever sparked today's hurt touched on an old wound or insecurity. Finding the source can help with the healing process.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius.

6/03/12

The Moon remains in Leo today and it's in a very nice link with Venus and Saturn. This means that it's been a great day to get things done. It's also been a good day for socialising. If you haven't had a chance to do that yet, set some time aside either for a friend or your loved one this evening. You'll be in for a fun, gentle or perhaps even romantic time.

You're most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Leo, Aries or Sagittarius. You may also benefit if you're a Gemini or Libra.

The Moon is also building in an Opposition to Neptune. This means that you may feel very idealistic and then disillusioned. You may also be more sensitive to other people's pain. This can be a confusing and difficult energy to handle as you may be unsure of your feelings and those of others. The desire to escape may become very intense. The healthiest way to do this is to immerse yourself in a good book, film, the bath or meditation.

You are most sensitive to this sign if you're a Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio or Taurus

5/03/12

Today the Moon has been in Leo in a tense link with Jupiter. Leo is a fire sign and it likes a good time. Jupiter's energy is optimisitc and today's combination means that there is a danger of poor judgement and getting carried away. As tension goes, this can be rather benign but still frustrating. For my part I woke up on my day off full of Jupiterian enthusiasm and optimism. The sun was shining and I decided to pretend that the wind blowing loudly didn't exist. I then headed for the allotment. I've often worked in extremely windy conditions and thought nothing of it. This would have been fine, had I not decided to plant my broadbeans. These have been enjoying warm and cosy conditions in my minigreenhouse. By the time I'd planted them, I realised that they were going to find the wind very harsh and realised that they needed to be covered with horticultural fleece. This is when things became really complicated. Trying to create a shelter for them in gusting wind was one of the most difficult things I've had to do. Yet  once planted, there was no going back. The job was made more difficult by the fact that the fleece I had was in pieces of varying sizes and needed to be stuck together. You get the idea- great optimism leading to misjudgement.. As I struggled, I repatedly wished I'd waited until tomorrow!

I hope your day was less frustrating. you are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Scorpio. Taurus or Aquarius.
4/03/12

The Moon is still in Cancer. Yesterday was a very emotional day as I was working very intensively with a group at the College of Psychic Studies. We worked on identifying subconscious fears, understanding them and then determined how to move beyond them. It was a very powerful experience and the emotions very consistent with a Cancer Moon.

Today the Moon is in a positive link with Mercury and Uranus. This is a good day for sharing thoughts and ideas. In fact you may find that you're thinking unusually laterally or having unusual conversations. This is a day when stimulation comes through conversation.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. You may also benefit if you're a Scorpio or Pisces.

For others the day may have another feel altogether as the Moon is in a tense link with Venus and Saturn. This means that you may feel that there is a restriction to how understood you feel in your relationships. You may feel that you need tenderness and emotional understanding, but are instead being presented with practical requirements. Remember this does not necessarily mean that you're not loved or understood, simply that the other party is trying to help in practical terms.Of course you may be the one being practical while the other party is seeking something more emotional, like reassurance. If so, a hug might be the answer.

If you're not in a relationship, this may be a time when you are feeling lonely. Spend time with your friends, share your feelings, and you'll be reminded  that you are not alone.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Aries or Libra.

2/03/12

The Moon is now in Cancer in a positive link with Saturn, Neptune and Chiron. This is a day in which you may find that you are able to get things done. You may also find yourself taking action to help or heal another. Compassion is running high today.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Cancerian, Pisces or Scorpio.

The Moon is also in a tense link with Mercury, Uranus and Pluto. This means that you might be in intense communications with someone. The mood is rebellious. You, or someone close to wants change and no one is in the mood to compromise. It's best to wait a day or two and then talk things out. Things tend to look brighter in the morning.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Aries or Libra.

1/03/12

Today the Moon has remained in Gemini and sadly the tension that was present yesterday has remained through the day today. The nature of the tension has, however been different. Today the Moon has been in a tesnse link with Mars. This means that you may have felt frustrated and even angry at different times. There may also have been some aruments as you found that your patience was becoming shorter. On days like this, it's best to have a good sense of humour. Things will not go as smoothly as you'd like so developing a little detachment can go a long way to relieving tension.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces or Virgo.

29/02/12

Some days just have tension in the air. Today the Moon is in Gemini in a tense aspect with the Sun, Neptune and Chiron. This means that there may be a lot of confusion and hurt feelings. If so, you need to check whether there everyone has understood the situation as misunderstandings are very likely today.

It's also possible that healing is necessary due to a misjudgement. Our lovely builder got himself into trouble today for exactly that reason. In trying to help someone else a temporary lack of judgement meant that he is now at home with ice on his leg. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces. Gentleness is what you need this evening.

28/02/12

The Moon is still in Taurus, in a positive link with Mercury and a tense link with Neptune. You may find that you're not quite as grounded as usual today. There may be a vagueness or need to be dreamy. This may be the reason why having ordered a fridge which was to have been delivered today, we were delivered the wrong fridge! I think the delivery driver was probably sensitive to today's energy!

For my part, I've had the best day for weeks. This is the first properly pleasant day I had for over a month. I had the day off and I felt that my dreadful cold has truly gone. I celebrated with a walk in the country and made friends with a few young bulls. Very curious, they came over to greet me and decided to investigate me by licking my hand. A very literal Taurean experience!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius.


27 /02/12

The Moon is in Taurus today. It's in a positive link with Pluto and Mars. As I write, it's still benefitting from Jupiter's benevolence. This means that today is a good day to get things done. Taurean determination, Jupiterian benevolence, Mars' energy and Pluto's passion make for a positive day.

I certainly feel this positive energy. After weeks of fighting with a cold, today I had enough energy to be on my allotment and am now preparing for a talk at the Astrology Lodge this evening. Hurray!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, Canerian or Pisces.

24/02/12

Today the Moon is in Aries close to Uranus and in a tense link with Pluto. Today's flavour could be one of deep anger or frustration. Aries energy is dynamic, impatient, energetic and eager for action. The proximity to Uranus adds a restlessness increases the need for something new, change and perhaps even an adventure. You may have felt that you wanted to be with friends or part of a group. However, the tense link with Pluto complicates everything. You may find that deep anger surfaces today and you may even find that you argue with frieds as neither Aries nor the two planets linked with the Moon are shy of conflict. If you do find that you're angry, it would be better to acknowledge it to yourself and then carefully plan what to do. Not reacting will simply add to the feelings of anger and could make you explosive. On the other hand just reacting may escalate the problem and cause more hurt. Today is a day when counting to ten will be very helpful.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra Capricorn or Cancerian. You may also be sensitive to this energy if you're a Virgo or Scorpio.

23/02/12

The Moon is still in Pisces and this signs themes continue to manifest in abundance. I've done two interviews for Lightways, the first was with David Allen, a hypnotherapist and writer of The Sophisticated Alcoholic. The other with Cas Lake who spoke about her psychic experiences with Angels and Aliens.

The Moon continues to be close to Mercury as I write so today could be a good day for communication although take care with what you say since as it's in opposition to Mars, arguments may be easily sparked.

22/02/12

The Moon is still in Pisces and Piscean themes have been plenty in the media today. I haven't listened to midweek on Radio 4, for ages as I usually see clients at this time, but today I tuned in. The first guest was a magician (Pisces is the sign we associate with magic, illusion and disillusion); the second guest was writer and thatre director whose plays are meant to give a voice to the dispossessed (Pisces is the sign of the oppressed). Then as the day went on, on two different radio stations the topic was alcoholism (another Piscean link). Great examples of synchronicity.

Today the Moon is very close to Mercury. This is a day when you are likely to be able to share your feelings and find understanding.

You are likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Cancerian, Capricorn or Taurus.

If you're a Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius or Gemini, the day may have a very different flavour. As you try to communicate your feelings, anger and frustration may be the result. The person you're talking to may be focusing only on practicalities and fail to understand the feelings involved. Alternatively, it may be you, who are focusing on practicalities and finding it difficult to deal with someone else's feelings. Perhaps it might be better to wait a day and then look at the situation with a fresh eye.

21/02/12

Although the Moon is still in Aquarius, it will go into Pisces at around 5:30 this evening. Even before it does, there is already a dreamy quality to the day. It's very close, and getting closer to the Sun in Pisces as we approach the New Moon and it's also getting closer to Neptune and Chiron. All of this means that there is a lot of Piscean energy around.

Yesterday when writing about the Sun in Pisces, I mentioned that there was suddenly a lot of talk about the role of religion in the media. A couple of hours later, in the car on the way to the Astrological Lodge of London, the topic on LBC was whether religion should be taught in schools.

My hope is that all of this Piscean energy will remind us of the greatest of Piscean gifts- tolerance. In fact the mood today is one of easy going and healing energy. This is a day when random acts of kindness could prevail- whether you're the one whose on the giving or the receiving side. Today's idealistic mood can bring healing and remind us of unconditional love for all.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarian, Gemini, Libra, Aries or Sagittarius. This evening you're most likely to benefit if you're a Pisces, Scorpio. Cancerian, Capricorn and Taurus.
20/02/12

The Moon is in Aquarius in a positive link with Venus. This is a very social combination. Aquarius is a sign we associate with groups, friends and networking. As it's in a link with social Venus, today is a great day for social functions. This is just as well as I'm going to be at the Astrological Lodge of London this evening. http://www.astrolodge.co.uk/

You may find that you are in the mood to be with friends. It's also possible that you'll find others are especially helpful today or that you are in the mood to do others a good turn.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Libra or Gemini. You can also benefit if you're a Sagittarius or an Aries.

The Sun is now in Pisces. This is a dreamy time. While the Sun is in this sign, the focus is on mysticism, music and creativity. Since it went into Pisces, I've heard several news stories all about the way in which militant atheists are being challenged. Their campaign in the last few years to erase all traces of religion from public society is being challenged by many. With Neptune now also in Pisces, matters of belief will be ever more present in the news.

Pisces is also associated with alcohol and it's interesting that tonight on Panorama the subject will be alcohol. Increasingly this subject is coming up amongst my hypnotherapy clients. None of them are alcoholics, but those who mention it are aware of having too much in the hope of numbing pain. Pisces is about sacrifice and this Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. In the Christian calendar, it is the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, we are asked to give up something in this period. Perhaps this year, it might be worth thinking about they way in which you are using alcohol. If it's becoming a crutch, it's time to think hard about what you're doing.

You benefit most from Piscean energy if you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian. Capricorns and Taureans can enjoy this too.

You may find this energy challenging if you're a Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius.

18/02/12

The Moon is still in Capricorn and today it's in a very positive link with Mars. Once again this is a good day to get things done. In fact it's a great day to start a new project, so make the most of this great energy and get cracking. If you're in a quieter mood, then making plans may be the next best thing.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo. You will also benefit if you're a Pisces or Scorpio.

17/02/12

Today the Moon is in Capricorn. It's very close to Pluto and in a positive link with Mercury and Jupiter. It's a good day to get things done. You are likely to feel determined and very positive about starting something new or simply moving things forward.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Capricorn, Taurus or Virgo. Scorpios and Pisceans are likely to benefit too.

For others the day may not be so straight forward or productive. The Moon is in a tense link with Venus and Uranus. You may feel that you need to shake things up in your relationship or may be surprised by your partner in some way. Remember that change can keep things fresh and stimulate growth in relationships.

Another possibility is that you are feeling bored and in need of some excitement and find that you're on your own. Whatever the circumstances, this is an evening when doing something unusual could really lift your mood.

You're most sensitive to this energy if you're a Cancerian, Libra or Aries.

16/02/12

Mercury has now been in Pisces for a few days. During its stay in this dreamy sign, you may find your mind turning to fantasy or perhaps just a greater propensity towards daydreaming. Your imagination may be more fertile than usual during this period and the best way of communicating may be through nonverbal means. You may be more sensitive to music during this period or harbour a desire for dance. It's also possible that your intuition is especially strong now or that you feel the need to develop psychicly.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Cancerian or Scorpio. Taureans and Capricorns are also likely to benefit.

There is, however, another side to this placing. This can also be a time of confusion. You may find it difficult to tell what's real and what's not. Is someone lying or being straight. Should you be telling the truth or white lies. The potential for misunderstandings during this period is high.

You are most likely to experience confusion if you're a Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius.

15/02/12

This posting is overdue. Venus went into Aries while I was away last week. The lady is in the mood for a challenge. When in Aries, Venus wants to be active. You may find that you're in the mood for doing more physical activity than usual. Actually if you were born in the first week of Aries, you may even find love while your jogging or at the gym. How is that for a good reason to get fit! Seriously though, this is a good time to challenge yourself. It may not be to climb a mountain to to do something that tests your strnegth and stamina. You may be pleasantly surprised. Aries and conflict can go together and when Venus the godess of love is in Aries, you may find that your relationships produce more fireworks than usual. This can of course be a good thing as long as your remember to make up!

You are more sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius.

If you're a Capricorn, Cancerian or Libra you might think that you're in the mood to do something challenging or to step up the tempo of your social life; but take care, you may not have the energy to keep up at the moment.

Today the Moon is in Sagittarius in a difficult link with Mercury but in a positive link with Venus and Uranus. This means that this is not a great day for communication. You may find that actions speak louder than words. Rather than talking about doing something, you may be better off doing it. This is especially true if what you want to do involves your partner, friends or groups. Enjoy!

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Aries or Leo.

Miscommunication is most likely if you're a Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces.

14/02/12

Today is Valentine's Day. The Moon is in the sexy sign of Scorpio and in a positive link with Mars. If you're planning a Valentine's treat- make it passionate! You're most likely to benefit from this exciting energy if you're a Pisces, Cancerian, Capricorn or Virgo. If you're a Scorpio, this could be for you too although for you, the picture is a little more complicated. This is because the Sun and Moon are in a tense position in relation to each other. This means that today could be quite a tense day. If you're a Scorpio, what you want may not necessarily match what everyone else wants too. Before making plans, it might be worth discussing them with your partner. This also applies if you're an Aquarius.

If you're a Taurus or a Leo, you may find that you have other pressing concerns on your mind and that romance is just not possible. As a Taurus, with a very lousy cold, this is certainly true of me! If this is the case, perhaps you're looking in the wrong places for romance this year. For my part, being served breakfast in bed this morning when I'm feeling so rotten, beats a candle lit dinner, a dozen long stemmed roses and any Valentine card you'd care to find!

13/02/12

The Moon is now in Scorpio. It's Opposite Jupiter and in positive links with Pluto and Chiron. Today may be all about healing hurts. You may feel emotional, if so the root of it may be something that's been bothering you for some time and needs attention. Today is a good day to deal with it and Pluto invites honesty and integrity and Chiron bring healing.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian. If you're a Capricorn or Virgo, this could be helpful to you too.

On the other hand if you're a Taurus, Leo or Aquarius, the emotionality of this energy may be challenging for you. If so, give yourself as gentle a day as possible and if there's someone who you can talk to, all the better.

12/02/12

It's been a week since I last wrote as I was furthering my Hypnotherapy training. 6 nine hour days, left me feeling shattered every evening without much to say about anything! Today I've been working with clients and gathering my thoughts. It's a pleasant day as the Moon is in Libra, in a positive link with the Sun, Mercury and Neptune. This is a good day to send with your partner and there may even be a touch of romance in the air... perhaps an early Valentine dinner? It's certainly a time when communication in relationships can flow more easily and with empathy- always a good thing.

The Moon is also approaching Saturn which means that the nature of some conversations will be serious but constructive. It's a good time to state goals and commit to them.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Libra, Aquarius or Gemini.

3/02/12

The Moon has been in Gemini for a couple of days now, but today has a very different feel to yesterday. It is in a tense link with Venus and Mars. This means that the opposite sex may be a little annoying for you today. It's also possible that your partner may be irritating you. It may be nothing very big, but its roots might run a little deeper. Perhaps the real issue is a lack of affection or feeling taken for granted. If so, acknowledge this and use the Gemini energy to talk it out. Ending with a cuddle... or something a little more passionate would be ideal!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces or Virgo.

On the other hand, the Moon is also in a positive link with Saturn and Neptune. This means that you may find that you have constructive conversations today. It's also a good day to resolve emotional issues or to free up your imagination. This is very useful if you're someone who works intuitively or creatively.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius

1/02/12

The Moon is in the last degrees of Taurus and in a tense link with Neptune- escape is the word wanted here. If you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius or Leo, reality is the last thing you want to be dealing with tonight- candles, baths, romantic dinners, music or soppy films are just what you may be needing tonight. If you feel tempted to escape by other means, remember that you may just be intensifying the feelings you'd rather escape from. Take the more gentle and healthy route and you'll feel all the better for it.

31/01/12

Today the Moon is in Taurus in a positive link with Mars and in a tense link with the Sun. This means that it's a mixed bag king of day. On the one hand if you're a Capricorn or Virgo, you may find that everything is moving along nicely. You have energy and determination to get things done.

If you're a Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio or Leo, you may be feeling a bit fed up. Somehow your inner needs aren't being met or you're having to do things, you'd rather avoid. As a result you  may be feeling a little grumpy or stressed. There is a remedy- make this evening free of obligations and look after yourself. Tonight a little pampering is just what you need!

29/01/12

Mercury entered the sign of Aquarius about three days ago. Mercury is the planet linked with Communication and ideas. While in the sign of Aquarius the mind turns to friends, groups and associations. It may also be focused on larger issues of a global nature. The day Mercury entered Aquarius, I was contacted my a client wanting to know how best to communicate a message about issues surrounding Animal Welfare. She wanted to know whether there was a way to make her message more effective. She was wondering whether humannity as a whole would ever become more compassionate in its treatment of farm animals. This is a good example of the type of subject that may be occupying your mind. How do we make this world a better place?

Progress also comes in the form of technology and science. While Mercury is in Aquarius, you may find that you're more involved with technology or that you're hearing more about advances in Science and Technology.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra.

You may also find that if you're a Leo, Taurus or Scorpio this is a stressful period. It may be that you're vision of the ideal world is very far from what you're seeing and it gets you down. Alternatively, you may find communication awkward or difficult at this time. If so, it may be that you're message is being resisted or that you're resisting what someone else is trying to tell you. Either way, listening and being open to different points of view will be helpful during this period.

28/01/12

The Moon is still in Aries but today it has been in a tense link with Pluto. This may feel like a bit of a pressure cooker. If there are feelings that you're trying to hold back, it may be difficult to do that today. If you do feel like the tension is unbearable, it may be that it all needs to come out so that peace can reign again. Sometimes the truth needs to come out. If you're concerned that it might be too destructive, talk about whatever is troubling you with someone who is objective, develop a strategy and then talk directly to the person who is troubling you. This way, you're not repressing your feelings but you're not erupting either.

You're most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian.

27/01/12

Tonight's mood is very different from yesterday's. The Moon is now in the energetic sign of Aries. The key word is action and because it is very close to Uranus, another key word is  stimulation. Tonight is not the night to be bored. Visit friends or do something stimulating. Tonight is also a night where it's best to not be on your own. Uranus invites time spent with others.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. You will also benefit from it if you're an Aquarius or Gemini.

There is one thing to watch and that's your temper. This is a volatile and impatient combination which means that you may be easily frustrated if the tempo isn't fast enough or if others are getting in the way.

This is most likely if you're an Aries, Capricorn, Libra or Cancerian.

26/01/12

The Moon is still in Pisces and today it's very close to Venus. Once again this can be a gentle day in which friendship and love play a large role. You may find that you're being especially helpful to others or that you are receiving help instead. It's also a good day for doing anything that is soothing be it listening to music or lying in the bath. Enjoy because as the day progresses the Moon will get closer to Opposing Mars. The mood will be very different then.

You are most likely to benefit from today's gentle energy if you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian. If you're a Capricorn or Taurus, you too will be open to this pleasant state.

25/01/12

Today the Moon is in Pisces in close links with Neptune and Chiron. It's also in a positive link with Saturn and Jupiter. There is a dreamy quality to Pisces and you may be more in the mood for a film than work. Build in some time to meditate or simply stare out the window. It is time to refresh the soul.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Pisces, Cancerian or Scorpio.

If you're a Taurus or Capricorn, you too will benefit from this healing energy, especially if you build in some opportunities for fun after all duties are attended to today.

24/01/12

Yesterday we had a New Moon in Aquarius. Aquarius is a sign associated with change but it's also associated with friends and with groups. The themes that I wrote about when describing the Sun's entry into Aquarius apply. If you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius, you may be in a rebellious mood this month. For Aquarians, you may be the one who is pushing change forwards. For the other fixed signs, you may be resisting change that's necessary.

Whatever your sign, you need to remember that change doesn't always feel like progress, but it may be necessary to liberate you from ideals, beliefs or circumstances which although safe, are holding you back. This month, may be a month about letting go of the past and embracing the New.

If you're a Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius or Aries, the prospect of change is likely to be more welcome. Perhaps a radical spring clean is coming early this year.


22/01/12

The Sun entered the sign of Aquarius a couple of days ago. The mood of the month is progressive. New ideas, new technology and change. The year is still young enough for many of us to be thinking about how to change our lives. While the Sun is in Aquarius, the odds of putting those plans dreamed up in Capricorn into place, are high. There is hope in the air too. By early February we are half way to spring, some of the earlier daffodils are coming into bloom and although winter is still very much with us, we are conscious that spring is just around the corner.

If you're an Aquarius, Gemini, or Libra, this is also a good time to join a new group or simply expand your social circle. With Aquarius, the emphasis is on networking and belonging. If you're a Sagittarius or Aries, you too will benefit from this energy.

Although change can be as good as a rest, not all change is easy and Aquarius is also a sign associated with disruption and revolution. If you're a Taurus, Leo or Scorpio, it's likely that this isn't your favourite time of year. You may feel quite low and even insecure as though, the world seems unpredictable. If you are feeling disrupted during this period, it might be worth looking on the positive side of changes that are either happenning or looming. It may not be as bad as you think and there may be some positives to be gained. If you are a Cancerian or Virgo, you too may find this period challenging.
 
21/01/12

Well, I've been away for a little while and there have been a few Astrological changes in my absence. First Venus entered the sign of Pisces. She is now at her most idealistic and romantic. You may find that you are in the mood not just for romance but for dancing, music and stories in the form of film or books. You may be using your camera more often. In fact thinking about it, photography has been in the news the last few days due to Kodak's financial woes. There has been a great deal of nostalgia expressed about old cameras, the joy of photo albums and holding a picture, rather than quickly scanning photos on the computer screen.

When Venus is in Pisces, she is in love with anything mystical and divine. So this month, you may find your mind is on the mystical side of life a little more than usual.

Venus is about relationships and in Pisces, romance and idealism are the key words. This means that you may be prone to look at someone through rose tinted spectacles. You may also experience a little confusion as to whether your judgement is clouded or clear. If you're in a relationship that is solid, this could be a great time to inject a little romance and glamour into your life. Planning the perfect Vanlentine's day or weekend getaway could be just the thing.

If you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian you are most likely to experience this period as a gentle and inspired time. Capricorns and Taureans are also pleasantly sensitive to this energy.

If you're a Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius, you may be more prone to getting confused about others' motives during this time. If in doubt, talk things through with someone who can be objective and hold a lamp for you in the fog.

More on other changes, tomorrow.

12/01/12

The Moon is now in Virgo and in a positive link with Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto. This means that it's a good day for communication and getting things done. For my part, I started the day with a surprise skype call from my dad. It's not unusual for us to talk, but due to the fact that we are on different continents and that big time difference, it is unusual to start the day with a chat with him, as he's usually in bed. So I've already had my first manifestation of the positive link between the Moon and Mercury, the planet of communication.

Virgo is a sign of organisation and getting things done. I'm also going to be away for a few days which means that I've had to be even more organised than usual and mountains have been shifted in my attempts to prepare to leave. The positive links with Jupiter and Pluto lend energy and determination to the day.

You are most likely to benefit from these positive links if you're a Virgo, Capricorn or Taurus.
However, if you're a Virgo, your day may not be as straightforward as that of your fellow Earth signs. This is because The Moon is Opposite Neptune, Chiron and Venus. It may be that you've been confused by someone sending you mixed messages in the last couple of days. This could be a friend or a partner. It may be touching on an old wound. Rather than just reacting, it's worth considering why you feel the way you're feeling before talking things through. This will help heal the hurt at a much deeper level.

You are also sensitive to these oppositions if you're a Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius.


10/01/12

The Moon is now in Leo. Although technically no longer full, it's energy is still powerful and if you're a Taurus, Scorpio or Aquarius, this may not be your favourite day. You may be experienceing an energy drain and staying home may have been a tempting thought today. Alternatively, you may just be feeling stressed.

There is a nice link with Uranus today. Combined with the sign of Leo, if you're a Fire sign, (Leo, Sagittarius, Aries) you may be in the mood for fun or creativity. It's also a good day to do something unusual with friends. There's still time to do something spontanious and fun this evening!

9/01/12

Today is the Full Moon. In fact it peaked this morning in the sign of Cancer. As ever, a Full Moon indicates a time when feelings are running high. This one is in a positive link with Mars. This suggests that it may be a time to move forward and get things done. Nevertheless, the usual advice for emotionally tense times, still holds. Action is best taken when you feel calmer.

You are especially sensitive to this Full Moon if you're a Capricorn, Cancerian, Aries or Libra.

3/01/12

It's been a peaceful day for many of us. The Moon is in Taurus and in a positive link with the Sun and Pluto. Taurus is about resources. You may have been thinking of the resources available to you, financial or your own inner resources. The positive links with the Sun and Pluto indicate that if you dig deep and are prepared to be disciplined, whatever you need achieve is within your power.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Capricorn or Virgo

2/01/12

Today was one of those days where there was so much to do and so little time to do it in. Added to this was a desire to do very little! The key became prioritising. This is always the way when Saturn plays a part in the day. Today the Moon has been opposite Saturn. Frustration was replaced with pleasure once I decided to scale down and simplify my plans.

You are most sensitive to today's energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian.

This evening the mood is about to change as the Moon goes into Taurus and approaches Jupiter. Optimism and indulgence will begin to replace Saturn's caution. You can see this beautiful link between the Moon and Jupiter. Look for the Moon and what appears to be a bright star next to it, is Jupiter. They will be getting ever closer together as the night wears on. Enjoy!

1/01/12

It's always a funny feeling writing the New Year's date for the first time- it's so very new! In Astrology we deal with cycles. Our cycles are related to the planets and the Earth's movement around the Sun. The seasons are also pare of the annual cycle. The New Year is a cycle based on a calendar rather than a natural occurence. For many this reduces its importance but actually seen in the context of the Winter Solstice and the Christian tradition of Christmas, it makes greater sense. The Solstice brings us the beginning of deep Winter and in ancient times, this indicated the start of the New Year. Now our calendar brings us that date roughly two weeks later.

So it is that just as we head into deep Winter we are looking ahead and planning the New Year. This is absolutely the right time to do this. As a gardener, this is the time of year when I plan what will be grown in spring and summer. It's also a time when seeds are sown. In this spirit, we take stock and consider our successes of the past year and changes that we'd like to implement in our lives.

With today's Moon in Aries, the sign most associated with Spring and new beginnings, you might want to spend some time considering how to turn over a new leaf. The positive link between the Moon and Venus today means that it's a good time to think about bringing warmth into your life. You might want to consider your friendships and relationships. These are what makes life rich. So this evening, if you're on your own, call a friend. If you feel that you haven't many friends, make a positive move and do an evening class or join a club. Make this the year in which love and warmth are the centre of your life.

If you're an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, you are  most sensitive to this energy. You are also likely to benefit from it if you're an Aquarius or Gemini.

Whatever your sign- Happy New Year!


31/12/11

For many people New Year's Eve is a time for celebration. The mix of alcohol and mass hopes and dreams attached to this night of the year, makes for an emotional cocktail. Walk around any street around midnight and you are bound to see people hugging, often barely able to stand and in the middle of the general euphoria, there's always someone crying. This scene will be played out all around the country and will be familiar in many parts of the world.

Tonight is unlikely to be an exception. The Moon is in Aries, a Fire Sign. This means that emotions are running high- anger and impatience coming easily to the surface. Add to this the fact that the Moon is very close to Uranu,s and you may be in for some surprises. People may behave unpredicatably around you. This combination of the Moon and Uranus are also in a tense link with Pluto. To unpredictability, we can add intense emotions. This is hardly the ideal set up for a party night.

It is a good night to be with friends and it is also a good night to be doing something different. But if you find that moods are getting too intense and that conflict is in the air, take a step back. Chances are that things will look better in the morning. New mornings are always a fresh start and this one has the added honour of carrying the beginning of a year.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian.

Whatever you are doing this evening, keep it light and have fun! Happy New Year!


30/12/11

Today's mood is very different to yesterday's. The Moon is still in Pisces but it's opposite Mars and in a tense link with Mercury. You may feel frustrated and misunderstood. The potential for arguments is also high. If you are feeling angry, it might be better to try to resolve the issue when both parties have calmed down, otherwise the chance for conflict is heightened. It might also be worth checking all the facts before drawing conclusions. Pisces is a sign associated with confusion and misunderstandings. If you find that the day's stresses are too great, a nice bath or a film may be just what's needed.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius.

29/12/11

Today the Moon is in Pisces, very close to Chiron and in a positive link with the Sun and Pluto. This is a great day for dreaming and healing. If you've been feeling a little low on energy, today's energy is about giving yourself the space to rest and heal. Curling up on the sofa could be just what you need. The links with Chiron and Pluto could also indicate that a heart to hear with a friend or family member bring you the inspiration or healing that you need.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian. This energy is also friendly to Capricorns and Taureans.


26/12/11

The Moon has just entered Aquarius and is very close to Venus. Just after the sun set,, you could see the very young Moon; a beautiful little slither and next to it, what looked like the most beautiful of stars. This was Venus. One of my students asked me today, how we know when the Moon is setting. So here is a little lesson in Astronomy. The Moon rises in the East and sets in the West. All planets, just like the Sun and Moon also do this, as do constellations. As for timing, it all depends on where the Moon is in its cycle. At the moment, it's only one sign away from the Sun. This means that it's not far from the Sun. Consequently, shortly after Sun set, you will be able to see it in the West, until it too disappears below the Horizon.

As the Moon is so close to Venus in Aquarius, tonight is the perfect night to spend with friends. It's a warm and friendly connection. The fact that they are in a tense link with Jupiter means that people may get carried away. Being Boxing Day, it's not hard to imagine how that would be! This is all in a nice link with Uranus so there could be some pleasant surprises. This makes a nice change from the heavy energy we've been experiencing through a tense link with Saturn.

You're most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Gemini or a Libra. If you're an Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio or Leo take care that you don't get carried away. You may regret it when you next step on the scales!

24/12/11

Having lost a week due to a very bad cold last week, this week has been about catching up. I've been rushing around at twice the normal speed, something I didn't think was possible as only last weekend I had very little energy. Happily, I was still able to mark and enjoy the Solstice.

For those of us in tune with nature, the Winter Solstice marks the turning of the Year. The days are now getting a little longer each day as we head towards the spring. This is the hope of Winter... the knowledge that in dark times, spring is ever on the horizon.

Nevertheless, winter has just begun and the sign most representitive of this season is Capricorn. The Sun enters Capricorn on the day of the Solstice. This is a reflective time. Even as we celebrate, we are taking stock of the year that's passed and planning ahead for the New. This is a time for resolutions, many of which we later forget as we juggle all of our duties and responsibilities. Nevertheless, Capricorn the sign of diligence and responsibility invites us to be realistic and make resolutions which are possible to maintain.

Nature itself invites us to be quiet and reflective. Gone are the garrish colours of summer and the glorious golds of autumn. Instead we can enjoy the beautiful structure of trees, the beauty of textured trunks and moody landscapes. This is a necessary rest from the buzz of the rest of the year. It is in quiet reflection that the most lasting and meaningful resolutions can be made.

So while you are enjoying the feasts of the season allow some space to be quiet and listen to your inner voice. Allow that to guide you in the New Year.

Have a Wonderful, Joyful Christmas!!!

15/12/11

Today the Moon has remained in Virgo. It has been in a tense link with the Sun. If you're a Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius, this may have been a stressful day. Happily, there is a nice link with Venus and Mars so chances are that small mishaps were able to be smoothed over.

If you're a Taurus or Capricorn, the Venusian link means that your day is likely to be sociable. It's the perfect day to be with friends. The link with Mars could also indicate joint ventures. Doing your Christmas shopping with friends or making decorations with them, would be the perfect way to use this energy. Enjoy!

14/12/11

The Moon is in Virgo, very close to Mars in a positive link with Jupiter and Pluto. This is a very positive energy. In the lead up to Christmas, it's a good time to get things done and for shopping too. It's likely you'll find just what you need. Still with Jupiter involved, watch you don't get carried away with the spending.

You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Virgo, Capricorn or Taurus.

13/12/11

The Moon is still in Cancer, but today it has been in a tense link with Saturn. This means that your plans may have been delayed or otherwise altered. For my part, my cold has got worst despite my best efforts and I've now had to reschedule all of tomorrow's appointments. Classic Saturn.

If you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Libra or Aries, you may be more sensitive to this energy.

12/12/11

Today the Moon has been in Cancer. Cancer is about nurturing. This is exactly what I've been needing today. After two intense weeks in which today was my first day off, I've woken up with a cold. It's not serious but I'm seeing five clients for hypnotherapy, others for readings and I'm teaching at the weekend. If I'm going to be able to do any of this, I'll need to ensure that this cold stays a minor inconvenience. Nurturing has been the key to the day.

You are in greatest need of nurturing if you're a Cancerian, Capricorn, Libra or Aries.

11/12/11

Yesterday there was a Lunar Eclipse in Gemini. If you are a Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces or Virgo you may have been feeling very sensitive in the last couple of days. The Full Moon is always a time of heightened emotion, but this one had the added element of a Lunar Eclipse. This means that if you are one of the above signs, you are likely to undergo an important emotional shift in the coming months.

Yesterday I was privileged enough to witness such a shift. It was the last day of the second part of my hypnotherapy course. My teacher was demonstrating the power of  regression. One of my fellow students volunteered to work on some of her wounds. We watched spellbound and many of us with tears flowing down our faces as for the next three ours the wonderful therapy worked to heal some deep and traumatic wounds. When all was finished, my teacher looked happy, but the brave volunteer with whom he was working looked calm. A big emotional shift had occurred, the ramifications of which will unfold in the coming months. This brave student was a Pisces.


6/12/11

The Moon has been in Taurus today, right next to Jupiter. In fact if you look up tonight you'll see it very close to the Moon. It looks like a bright star, but it's actually our largest planet. Together, the Moon and Jupiter are Opposite Saturn and in a nice link with Pluto. This means that you may have felt as though you were ready to leap forward, only to find that something is stopping you and holding you back. Dig deep and find out what that is. The obstacles in front of you may be reflecting an inner reluctance to move forward.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius or Leo.

5/12/11

Today the Moon has remained in Aries. Aries is about action and sometimes conflict and confrontation. It has been Opposite Saturn which is about structure, discipline, hard work and  delays. Today I've started the second part of my course in Hypnotherapy. The focus was on the value of confrontation in therapy and how to spot problems that might delay progress. Very appropriate!

4/12/11

Today the Moon has been in Aries, close to Uranus, in a nice link with the Sun and Mercury, but in a tense link with Venus and Pluto. This means that it's been a good day to be with friends, to do something active and different. It's a good day to join a group too.

On the relationship side of things, it's been a bit more tricky. You may find that emotions are very intense. One party may be feeling very impatient and conflict or frustration could be a result. It's best to think before anything is said today as the temptation to speak before thinking is high. To do so may leave you repenting at leisure. Take care!

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're an Aries, Capricorn, Cancerian or Libra.


3/12/11

The tally of Mercury Retrograde events is growing. Two days ago the recording of a reading that I did for a client, appeared to consist solely of white noise. I still can't work out what went wrong as other recordings done since are fine. So instead of the recording I've sent him my detailed notes, edited so that they make sense to him. I know this will be fine as some clients actually ask for my notes as they are so comprehensive. Still I would have like him to have had the recording!!!!

Today a non-technical mishap occurred. My lessons normally run from 10- 4. Today we started at 11 and were due to finish at 5. Forgetting that we had started later, I ended the lesson at 4. The thing is that no one said anything. It was only after they'd gone and when my partner returned home and expressed surprise at finding me on my own, that I realised what had happened. Several things conspired to help me in this error- the first, crucially, was that one of my students asked me when we were finishing. Because we often over-run, I took it to mean that she was concerned that we should finish on time and I replied 4. As I wasn't corrected at that point, I carried on determined not to delay her! Further contributing to my confusion, one of my students was ill today. With one person out, it means that there was less time spent on presentations and we covered material more quickly. Consequently, I did cover the whole lesson plan. I had in mind other things, I'd like to have done had I had more time, but thinking I was out of time, I finished the day.

The moral of this story is that when Mercury is Retrograde, confusion reigns, especially if you've broken with a routine and are feeling tired!

2/12/11

Today there has been a build up of energy in Mutable signs (Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo, Gemini). The Moon in Pisces has been Opposite Mars and in a tense connection with the Sun, which has also been in a tense link with Mars. Whenever this happens, it means tension. If you're a Mutable sign, you may have had a challenging day. You may have felt angry, frustrated and found yourself in an argument. If you're feeling under pressure to make a decision, it's best to wait for things to calm down. In the meantime, as the Moon is in Pisces a bit of escapism could well help relieve tension. A film could well be just what you need this evening. You're not likely to be in a mood to be rational, so fantasy is the answer.

30/11/11

If you've been feeling that your relationships have been a bit funny the last few days, you can put it down to the fact that Venus and Uranus have been in a tense link with each other. You may have felt irritated by your partner or have been at the receiving end of their impatience. The crux of the matter has been the need to change. One of you may be pressing the other leading to a disruption to the status quo. The change may be needed but it is nevertheless very challenging and causing some disruption. The tension is now easing and things will get lighter in this respect.

However, as Venus approaches Pluto, intense feelings are likely to surface once again. This time, passion and a joint need to regenerate and heal will be a welcome change to Uranus' disruption.

You are likely to be most sensitive to this energy if you're a Capricorn, Aries, Cancerian or Libra

Today the Moon has been in Aquarius, very close to Neptune. It's also in a nice link with Mercury and Saturn. Today brings an opportunity for healing, seize it and enjoy!
 
You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra

28/11/11

The Moon has been in Capricorn. This is a serious sign so you may have been giving serious thought to various areas of your life in the last couple of days. Today the mood has become even more serious as the Moon has been in a tense connection with Saturn. Saturn is the planet that is linked with Capricorn. This combination means that you may have been feeling restricted, weighed down with responsibility. The mood is heavy and possibly depressed. If you are feeling this way, remember that pessimism is not realism. You may be viewing things too darkly. Rather than locking yourself away, talk to a friend. Chances are they'll have a more balanced perspective than you do at the moment.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Capricorn, Libra, Cancerian or Aries.

25/11/11

It's been a very Sagittarius day- what I mean is that the Sun and Moon are both in Sagittarius and funnily enough I've interviewed a wonderful Sagittarius for Lightways today> He is Matteo Pistono and we talked about his book chronicalling his travels through Tibet. I've also edited an interview for Lightways with Chef Gary Knowles who has the Moon in Sagittarius and one of my clients today also has the Moon in Sagittarius. I think you get the picture!

So the mood may be philosophical or spiritual but as we had a Partial Solar Eclipse today, it might be useful to think about what that could mean. Sagittarius is a Fire sign which means that emotions and passions are prone to running high. It is also linked with political ideals which could lead to political unrest. Next week our unions are due to go on strike. With Mercury being Retrograde in Sagittarius, there are already warnings of possinle chaos at airports. Actually when we had the total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius back in June, I was on LBC talking about the possibility of unrest. We then had the riots which disrupted transport while Mercury was Retrograde. I'm not in any way suggesting that we are due to have more riots, the set up is quite different at the moment. However, political unrest is very much on the cards.

Which brings me to Egypt. It all started with the Arab Spring and it was hoped that Egypt would lead the way in a peaceful transition to democracy. A look at Egypt's chart would have revealed a more prolonged process than might have been hoped.  This Eclipse is happening very close to an Opposition to Egypt's Jupiter. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius, linked with Kings and belief. The people of Egypt believe that they are not being given what they were promised and are standing up for what they believe is right. It will be a while yet before they feel they are getting what they want. As with all revolutions, it takes time to restore order and structure to society.

On a more personal level. We may all find that our beliefs are being challenged in the coming months. If you're a Sagittarius, this may be a time of growth as you seek to expand in knowledge and understanding. If you're a Gemini, Virgo or Pisces, you may find this time challenging as cherished beliefs are questioned and you have to make choices as to what you believe is right and what others are telling you. Where is the truth, that could be the question you will have to ask yourself.

If you're a Leo or Aries, you may experience this energy in a similar way to Sagittarians.


24/11/11

Hold on to your hats, we're in for a bumpy ride as Mercury is now Retrograde. Although an optical illusion akin to being on a still train but feeling like we're moving because the train next to us is moving, Retrograde Mercury's effect are no less real. This is a time when you may need to revisit old decision that need adjustment or redo work that has been done in the past.
For my part, I've already been feeling it's disruptive effects as people seek to change appointment times and my normally orderly diary is becoming chaotic.

Other effects already in evidence involve our car (Mercury is the planet linked with transport) had its service yesterday. Today when we were getting ready to go out, my partner checked the oil just to see whether it had been changed. Thankfully he has Mercury in Capricorn and thinks to check these things. To our surprise too much oil has been put in, endangering the catalytic converter. The oil was also dirty, suggesting that rather than replacing the oil, they had merely topped up the old with some new. Not what you expect from a service! Needless to say, tomorrow he's taking the car back to get the job redone... and to think this is only the first day!

23/11/11

The Sun is in Sagittarius. This is a fun loving sign and as we head for the Christmas period, the party season is just around the corner. This is most appropriate for this fun loving sign. there is more to this sign than fun. This is also the sign of the philosopher, the priest and the traveller. What does this mean? For the next month, you may find that these topics are more prevalent in the news. In fact, yesterday as the Sun went into Sagittarius, the news that Thomas Cook, the travel company, could be in trouble first broke. We are hearing continuously about different companies being in trouble, but I thought it was interesting that it was a travel company being mentioned as the Sun entered Sagittarius.

Of course it may also be that you are tempted to do some travelling, sign up for something spiritual or simply find yourself pondering the meaning of existence more often than usual.

22/11/11

The Moon is still in Libra but today it is very close to Saturn and in a nice link with Neptune and Chiron. There is a balance between realism and romance. You may have felt like you wanted to get things done but still been able to do a bit of dreaming. Alternatively, it may be that you were able to resolve some issues with a loved one, being firm, fair and compassionate.

If ther are issues that need to be resolved, it would be better to do so sooner rather than later because as The Moon moves closer to an Opposition with Jupiter, the ability to keep calm is reduced and the temptation to exaggerate and get carried away increases.

You are most likely to benefit from today's energy if you're a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius. This energy is also good for Sagittarius and Leo.

21/11/11

The Moon has been in Libra today. Libra places great importance on relationships. With the Moon in Libra, the way that you relate to others is under the spotlight. The difficulty is that the Moon is in a difficult link with Pluto. This brings intensity to your dealings with others this evening. you may find that holding onto anger is difficult and if you're trying to hide how you feel, this may be counterproductive. An honest discussion may be what's required.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Libra, Aries, Capricorn or Cancerian.

20/11/11

It's been a few days since I last wrote. This is because I've been sooooo busy! I wrote about Mars in Virgo being all about work, and I've been living that energy for the last week. A backlog of work has now been finished and I'm catching my breath. Today the Moon has also been in Virgo. Funnily enough in the group that I was teaching, the majority of my students present have Virgo Ascendants. We covered a great deal of work in detail.

The Moon is Opposite Uranus, and today has been a day of unexpected events. Two of my students were unable to make it because they are unwell. One has the Moon in Sagittarius, and the other is a Gemini. If you are a Mutable sign (Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini) you may have found that today held  some surprises.

14/11/11

Mars has been in Virgo for a few days now. This is a time during which getting things done becomes the priority. With Christmas coming, this could be most helpful. You may find the urge to get organised or to have a clear out. Practical considerations are the key as you try to analyse and make sound decisions. Virgo is also about detail, so it's likely that you are challenged to focus on small things.

If you are a Virgo, Taurus or Capricorn, you are likely to enjoy this energy. You should feel that things are moving more smoothly and easily. You will feel a drive to piroritise and focus on what you need to do. This may not seem like much fun but it will help you to feel a sense of purpose and achievement.

If you are a Gemini, Sagittarius or Pisces, the need to focus on detail may be quite furstrating as this may not be your forte. You amy feel frustrated as you are required to prioritise and get organised. It's also possible that you find yourself in conflict with others or angry during this time. If so, you need to consider what it being required of you. It may be that you are being pushed out of your comfort  zone.

13/11/11

If you are a Gemini, today is likely to have been an easier day than yesterday. That is because the Moon is in a nice link with Saturn, Neptune and Chiron. It is a day in which things may have got done more easily and feelings may have been more readily shared and understood. A welcome change from yesterday.

You are most likely to have benefitted from today's energy if you're a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius.

12/11/11

Today the Moon has been in Gemini and it's opposite Mercury and Venus. This means that you may be feeling a bit forgetful or simply missing the detail. Communication may be tricky too, especially with loved ones. This may be due to lack of clarity. There is the potential for miscommunication leading to misunderstandings. If you're experiencing this, it may feel as though there are two parallel conversations going on between you and another party. Both are speaking but either no one is listening or neither party is understanding what the other is saying. The key to resolving this, is to listen carefully before responding. Then you'll be more likely to provide an appropriate response. This will help the other person feel valued and hopefully they will then be more inclined to listen to you.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces.

11/11/11

The Full Moon last night was in Taurus and the Sun in Scorpio. A good friend came to dinner. The conversation revolved around death- that covered Scorpio; then it turned to property- a matter related to Taurus. So that was the Full Moon reflected in our conversation.

As I write, the Moon is in the last degree of Taurus, in a tense link with Mars, Neptune and Chiron. Once again if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius, you will be more sensitive to this energy. There is tension in the air. Someone's feelings my be hurt and there's the chance that this is due to either unrealistic expetations or misunderstandings. Be gentle and try to untangle messy feelings tomorrow. It's likely that those affected tonight will feel better and clearer in the morning.

10/11/11

As Full Moons go, today's is fairly uncomplicated. What I mean is that aside from the Sun Moon Opposition inherant in a Full Moon, there are no other major tense links to other planets. This is good news for Fixed Signs, (Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius, Leo) as they are most likely to be sensitive to this Full Moon. If you're feeling edgy, try to take the pressure off yourself by doing something you enjoy this evening. Anything that is relaxing is a  good idea. Try to avoid dealing with anyone who is troubling you until at least the weekend. In other words, the rule for today is 'take it easy'.

9/11/11

Some days have the potential to be very good days. Today has been one of those. The Moon is in Taurus sitting next to Jupiter. (Look out tonight and you will see what looks like a bright star close to the Moon- that is Jupiter). Both the Moon and Jupiter are in a nice link with Mars and Pluto. This means that today had the potential to be one of those days where there is generosity of spirit in abundance. You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Taurus, Capricorn or Virgo. Pisces, too may benefit from this energy.

The Moon is becoming ever fuller, if you're a Taurus, hopefully the Moon's link with Jupiter, Pluto and Mars will make this lead up to the Full Moon easier. However, if you're a Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius, you need to be gentle with yourself.

5/11/11

The Moon is still in Pisces but it is in a nice link with the Sun in Scorpio. Pisces and Scorpio are both Water signs and water is the element of feelings. This is the perfect day for sharing your feelings with others. You're likely to find a willing and sympathetic listener who helps you to understand yourself and feel a whole lot better. It's also possible that you're the one playing this role for others.

You're most likely to benefit from this healing energy if you're a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian. If you're a Capricorn or Taurus, the warmth of the day is likely to touch you too.

4/11/11

The Moon has been in Pisces today. This is a sign linked with fantasy and dreamy moods. My day has certainly had a dreamy quality to it. Having had my parents visiting for two lovely weeks, today was the day in which I had to see them return home to Canada. It was a difficult parting at 7am at Gatwick. We were all rather drousy having left the house at quarter past 6, and although I  had a little nap when I got home, the day was moody and dreamy throughout.
Knowing I'd be tired, I'd deliberately kept the day clear of appointments and proceeded to prepare for my students this weekend. I made pumpkin soup, chestnuts tarts and prepared all the teaching materials with DVDs playing in the background.  I can honestly say, I've spent the day in my own little world- very Piscean. An early night beckons.

3/11/11

Venus is now in Sagittarius. The mood is one of travel and expansiveness. You may find yourself having more contact with people from abroad or planning your own travels. When Venus is in Sagittarius, she's in the mood for the exotic and the philosophical. Your hobbies may take on a more adventurous feel too. Sagittarius is a very outgoing sign and so you may find yourself attending more parties. This is also a sign that loves freedom and space. If you're of a more introvert nature, your mood could be for long walks in the country. Whatever your personal preference, the idea is to have fun and to think deeply.

You're more likely to feel this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces.

2/11/11

Mercury is now in Sagittarius. This is a time for big ideas. It is also an ideal time to take an overview and consider the big picture. At a time when political expediency seems to be confusing the more important issues globally, this is advice that our rulers should be taking seriously.

Sagittarius is also a sign that invites us to be open minded and to expand our horizons. While Mercury, the planet associated with learning and the mind is in this sign, you may find that you are in the mood to learn about a new culture, new language or a different philosophical approach to life. You may want to embrace new ideas that encourage you to open your mind. You may also find that you are involved in conversations about the big issues in life- from politics to spirituality. During this period, you are invited to engage with the deeper meaning of life and events.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces.

1/11/11

Today's mood has been more gentle than yesterday's. Communication flows easily as the Moon is in a nice link with Mercury. A positive link with Venus brings an opportunity to mend fences and another helpful link to Uranus means that you may even find unexpected help from friends.

Once again, you are mosr sensitive to this energy if you're a Capricorn, Cancerian, Libra or Aries. However, Scorpios and Pisceans are likely to benefit too.
 
31/10/11

The Moon is still in Capricorn. This is a diligent sign with a great sense of responsibility. Today may well have been a day when your responsibilities felt too great. You may have been yearning for a bit of light relief. However, with the Moon in a tense link with Saturn, it is more likely that you achieved less than you would have liked. Saturn often forces us to rethink, prioritise and refine. If you didn't do everything you thought you wanted to do, then it may be that you were trying to do too much. Prioritising and refining, rather than being a chore may well be the key to a less frustrating period.

You are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Capricorn, Cancerian, Libra or Aries.

28/10/11

As I write there is a big build up of energy in Fixed Signs (Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, Aquarius). At such times there is usually a build up of tension. Today it's between the Moon, Mercury and Venus in Scorpio, in a tense link to Mars and Neptune. This suggests a frustrating day if you're a fixed sign. Underlying this frustration may be unrealistic expectations leading to disillusionment. You may need to rethink your plans as you may be trying to do to much. This may cause conflict with others, particularly in the area of relationships or with friends. Alternatively, the frustration may be that you are not getting the time you need to spend with loved ones; or that someone close to you is not living up to your expectations. Whatever the cause of the frustration, try to be realistic, this will mean that you are less likely to be disappointed.

27/10/11

Today the Moon is in Scorpio alongside Mercury and together, they are Opposite Jupiter. This means that you may be feeling expansive in your communications. You could feel compelled to share your ideas and feelings with others. Strong feelings can mean that you are not paying attention to detail or that you get carried away. Try to stick to the facts and avoid exaggeration, this will make your communication more effective. As this is happenning in Fixed signs, you are most sensitive to this energy if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius.

26/10/11

Today we have a New Moon in Scorpio. This is no time to be holding back the truth as secrets are likely to come out. Venus is also Square Mars, so it is likely that if you've been holding back some feelings, the tension bubble will burst. Diplomacy may be lacking which is a shame as the truth can be damaging. Tact and timing could really help to ease tension and be more constructive in the long run. You are most like to experience this tension if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius.

25/10/11

The Sun is now in Scorpio. This is a time of year when we watch as everything around us seems to be dying. Hallowe'en is virtually upon us, a festival which links us with those who have passed; a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. What does this mean for Scorpio and for the time when the Sun is in this sign? In truth this is a time of renewal rather than death. Just as a phoenix rises out of the ashes and a snake sheds its skin to be renewed, we are now invited to renew ourselves and our relationships. To achieve this, we need to dig deep inside ourselves, bravely confronting our fears and inhibitions. Only then can we focus on what really matters with honesty rising like the phoenix renewed and wiser. This is the challenge of the month, it may be painful but the rewards are worth the effort.

24/10/11

It's been a hectic week as I caught up with a backlog of work that couldn't be done while I was on my hypnotherapy course and of course got on with editing Lightways. There was no time left for a proper blog. I'm back in the swing of things now and feeling organised and efficient, just the thing when the Moon is in Virgo. Virgo is about getting things done, and I finally feel that I've caught up with everything and am ready to move forward.

There is another side to the day, and that is because the Moon is Opposite Uranus. You may find that today there are little unexpected events. Another interpretation for this is that you may be feeling bored and in the need for adventure. Take care that you don't upset others too much be reacting radically, or to put it another way- over-reacting. The desire for radical action, is likely to come from a need to rebel.

You are most sensitive to today's energy if you're a Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius.

16/10/11

The Moon today has been in Gemini. This is the sign of communication so it was perfect for being on BBC Radio London with Jeni Barnett this morning. Interestingly all the callers had charts with a strong emphasis on the Mutable Signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo). In one case two callers who followed each other were asking similar questions. Their charts were so similar that I had to check that I was really looking at two different charts.

It's been a busy day as I had to rush home to teach. After six days of attending an intensive hypnotherapy course from 9-6 every day, I wondered whether I'd have enough energy to do a radio show and teach. I'm delighted to say that the positive links between the Moon and Saturn as well as the Moon and Mars have been most helpful. If I had to choose an Astrological set up to support me today, I couldn't have chosen better.

You were most likely to have benefited from this energy if you are a Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Leo, Sagittarius or Aries.

13/10/11

Today the Moon has been in Taurus. Taurus is associated with the throat and voice. My wonderful hypnotherapy course is continuing to go well. The Taurean energy was very obvious when two of my fellow students, independently of each other and without oblivious to eachother's requests, asked me to help them to develop greater confidence in their voices. One of them even asked me to help him relax his throat. Synchronicity in action. I also thought it was interesting that they asked a Taurean to do this for them.

If you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius, chances are that you've had a challenging day. This is because the Moon has had a tense link to Mars, and Venus. You may have felt threatened or angry with someone today.  Happily, the nice link with Pluto and the Moon's proximity to Jupiter are likely to help resolve any issues that might have come up.


11/10/11

The Moon is coming to it's peak in Aries at 3:05 tomorrow morning. This means that emotions may be running a little high. I've been in a bit of a bubble again today as my wonderful hypnotherapy course continues. Nevertheless, I did notice that there were a number of reactions as we practiced on each other which our teacher told us were unusual. There were a few people who had unsolicited, strong emotional reactions, something we were told was uncommon. I myself experienced what's called a hypnosis hangover! Could it be the Full Moon? Very likely.

Meanwhile in the outside world, those most likely to be feeling this Moon are the cardinal signs as the Moon is in Aries. So if you're an Aries, Libra, Cancerian or Capricorn, you may be feeling energised or stressed. If it's the latter, allow yourself to relax as much as possible and avoid allowing tension to govern your decisions. As the Moon Wanes and you feel more relaxed, you will be in a better frame of mind to act.

10/10/11

Today the Moon has been with Uranus and has been approaching in a link with Pluto. Uranus is about the unconventional, alternative, while Pluto is linked with deep unconscious drives. I spent the day in an intense hypnotherapy course. I think it's a subject that fully expresses today's Moon energy.

9/10/11

Today the Moon has been in Pisces. This is a dreamy sign that loves a good story. Funnily enough while pondering on what to write about this evening, it occurred to me that I spent the day telling stories. It is not unusual for me to tell stories while I'm teaching, but I think that today there were more than usual. Come to think of it, I think I told a few stories yesterday too. These are used to help my students understand new concepts being introduced. Stories are taken from mythology or my own experience. Somehow in the last couple of days they seemed to be flowing out of me.

7/10/11

As I write, the Moon is still in Aquarius. It is with Neptune and Chiron and in a nice link with Mercury, Venus and Saturn. In short this has the potential to be a very nice day- dreamy but with enough focus to get things done. It's also good for communication and friendly encounters. If you're a Gemini, Aquarius or Libra, you're likely to feel pleasantly dreamy and social.

If you're a Taurus, Scorpio or Leo, chances are that today has been less tense than yesterday.

Enjoy! Whatever your sign, it's the perfect night to enjoy with friends.

6/10/11

The Moon is still in Aquarius today but it is in a nice link with the Sun. If you're a Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius or Aries, today should be a pleasant day. It's a good day to be social so planning to be with friends or being part of a group will make for an evening of fun, stimulation and good humour. You may also find that your everyday interactions are easier or that you can have a very pleasant conversation with a stranger.

If you're a Fixed sign (Aquarius, Leo, Taurus or Scorpio), the Moon's Opposition to Mars is growing in intensity this morning so you'll need to draw on your great reserves of patience! You may find that instead of counting to 10, you're counting to 20! Confrontation is not inevitable, nor is it always undesirable. It's all about timing and how it's managed. Sometimes we need to clear the air but it might be best to do it when all parties have cooled down. The pressure to say something that you might regret this morning is high. Count to 20 and then decide whether it's the right time or whether it would be better to have a less heated discussion later.

5/10/11

The Moon has gone into Aquarius now which is great if you're a Cardinal sign (Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, Libra) and have been feeling stressed the last couple of days. However, if you're a Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio, this Moon is likely to be challenging. It's in an opposition with Mars which means that you're likely to be feeling angry or frustrated. Jupiter is in a tense aspect with the Moon so your awareness of your needs has become magnified but it's unlikely that those needs are being met. This then leads to anger and frustration. It would be helpful if you could scale things down and look after the basics, this will help to alleviate some of the frustration.

4/10/11

If you are a Capricorn, Aries, Libra or Cancerian, this may not be your favourite day of the week. There is a great deal of tension between the Moon in Capricorn, the Sun, Mercury and Saturn. It will also be building up to a tense connection with Venus. This tension may not be as intense as yesterday's link with Pluto and Uranus, but nevertheless, it can be hard. The difficulty is one of frustration. You may be feeling restricted as to the options available to you or find that things are not moving as quickly as you like. There is also the possibility that you're not hearing what you'd like to hear or that you're finding it difficult to communicate. If this is the case, it's best to step back and plan. Refining your plans or planning what you need to say may be helpful.

2/10/11

What a lovely day! I mean that in every respect. The weather continued to be reminiscent of August and the picture in the heavens was just as sunny. The Moon in Sagittarius has been in a friendly link with Venus and Saturn.

My day reflected the Sunny weather and planetary alignment. I was teaching all day but the group gets on very well together and a new student joining for the first time, fitted in so well that it was as if she'd been there from the beginning. I love it when everyone gels together and the lesson just flows. It was a very social day (Venus) in which lots got done (Saturn).

I hope your day was as pleasant as mine.

1/10/11

We begin October in the garb of full summer. It looks like October, it gets dark considerably earlier than in August but it feels like high summer. Such are the vagaries of life. This is rather philosophical way to begin my blog, but then the Moon today is in the sign of the philosopher, Sagittarius. This is a much more peaceful day than we've seen since the New Moon in Libra. For a start, being in Sagittarius means that you may be feeling like you want to have fun and be free. Alternatively, you may be in the mood to learn something or think about your spiritual development. For my part, as my advanced group are about to start working on Eclipses, I've been doing some writing on the subject. This has led me to spend a long time pndering their significance from an Astrological and Philosophical perspective. Much of this this thinking was done in our local country pub, sitting in a comfortable chair just on the edge of the garden. Very Sagittarius. Actually, more philosophising ensued when my partner shared the Spiritualist magazine he was reading with me. The article outlined how much we could learn from our dogs if we were to allow them to be our teachers.Philosophy and animals- another link with today's sign.

Other indicators of a nice day are the fact that the Moon is in a nice link with the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Uranus. To some up, today you will benefit from doing something fun or unusual with friends. Just as well that it's the weekend! You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're a Sagittarius, Aries, Leo, Libra or Aquarius.

If you're a Gemini, Pisces, Virgo or to a lesser extent Taurus and Cancerian, today's Tense link between the Moon and Chiron indicates that you or someone close to you could be feeling vulnerable. If that's the case, you need to take extra care that you're not hurtful in your attempts to protect yourself and equally that if you're hurt, you communicate your feelings. This could be an opportunity for healing any issues that may be lurking in the back of your mind.


30/09/11

The Moon is still in Scorpio, but now that it is no longer linked to Mars, today should be an easier day. Just as well since Scorpio is intense enough without any complications. So be prepared for some intense conversations through the day. Funnily enough a Scorpio friend is coming to dinner tonight. I'm guessing the conversation won't be frivolous!

29/09/11

The Moon has been in Scorpio Opposite Jupiter and in a Tense link with Mars. If you're Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius, this may have been a strange and somewhat frustrating day. It seemed to hold such promise with the Sun shining and the hottest September day since some time in the 19th Century. So it was because my partner has been going through a very difficult time, we took the unusual decision to take the afternoon off and head for Brighton. We hoped that the sea air and sunshine along with a late lunch at our favourite cafe on the beach would be healing. It was.... but it was also frustrating.

Lunch didn't live up to its promise. This is unusual as we've eaten in this cafe on a few occasions and until today, never failed to be impressed. In fact, we nearly didn't get a table there but thought ourselves lucky when one became available. We forgave the lack lustre lunch as we sat looking at the sea. When we left, we decided to linger  a little longer. We walked along the beach and eventually sat on a bench looking out to sea.

It's not often that one is accosted by drunks in the middle of the afternoon. Our peace was disturbed by a woman (old enough to know better) who nearly sat herself on my lap due to an inability to recognise the need for personal space. I guessed she was drunk judging from her exaggerated movements moved over and decided to ignore the smell of wine coming from her. I nearly forgot she was there as I looked out to sea. After clumsily fumbling in her bag, she brought her face rather close to mine. Presumably because she couldn't easily see my face as I was wearing a large sun hat, showed me her house keys and triumphantly announced "at least I've still got my flat keys". I smiled and agreed that this was a very good thing. What came next was rather surprising. "What do you thing we should do about all the lost youth?" Rather taken aback by such a large question being asked by a drunken stranger, I gently remarked that this was rather a large question to be asked on such a sunny afternoon. She replied, "but you look like the sort of person who thinks about such deep questions." I think this remark was even more surprising! What in my appearance betrayed my ability to ponder deep questions. Of course this is what I do all the time but not usually when I'm trying to relax and forge the ills of the world on a beautiful afternoon. I smiled gently and suggested that while some were lost many were doing very well. She left, telling me that she'd pass my words on to the youth of Peckham with whom she worked. Jupiter is a planet of excess and philosophy. This was a very Jupiterian moment.

I then decided that I would like an icecream and made my way to a little place selling cakes, burgers and icecream. I stood with a woman looking at the different icecreams available and trying to work out what the flavours were from their different colours. Then we spotted it. The container holding what looked like a chocolate mix of some kind was labeled as a cheese panier. We looked at each other and smiled. She called the man who was serving and asked for clarification. His English failed him so he shrugged. An English speaking woman attended. The lady next to me pointed to the label.and was rudely told that this wasn't cheese but  chocolate truffle. The lady asked that the label be removed as it made no sense to have it there. Attendant looked at her as though she was insane or a subspecies of humanity. After explaining to her that the lady next to me had a point, I walked off without icecream and somewhat amused by the stupidity of what I'd witnessed.

Another small frustration came a few minutes later when walking back to the car, my pristine white skirt was splattered by a flying bird who emptied its bowel. Not a pleasant experience! The journey home, normally takes just under an hour, today it took over two.

Little incidents, but rather unusual and small irritants. Just what you might expect when Mars is not in synch with the Moon. A good sense of humour saw us through the day and strangely enough, we both do feel more relaxed and peaceful than when we set out earlier in the day.

28/09/11

The Autumn Equinox was a few days ago and I always think of the changing of the seasons as a time to look back and reflect on what just passed. As it happens, yesterday was also the New Moon in Libra. Given the build up of energy in this sign. It's worth considering what it represents. Libra is the sign of the Autumn Equinox.  On this day, day and night are the same length. Everything is in perfect balance. Very appropriate for the sign of the scales. This is indeed the aim of Libra to keep everything in balance.

I was reminded of the importance of balance when I was listening to Radio 4's Thought For the Day this morning. Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks was talking about the Jewish New Year- Rosh Hashanah. This, he explained is also the beginning of ten days of atonement. He went on to explain how this period is a period for taking stock, for thinking about where we might have gone wrong so that we might be able to apologise and make amends.

It's interesting that this was broadcast on a day with the Moon still in Libra because I think what he was talking about was about restoring balance. This process is key for our spiritual well being as well as for our relationships. Balance between people cannot always be reached, at which point, relationships must end, but it is necessary to aim for it. Balancing your needs and mine, recognising when I am wrong and forgiving you when you are hurtful. These are the ingredients for balance between individuals and having just had a New Moon in Libra at a time when the Moon is also close to Saturn, taking stock of our relationships is what we should all be doing.

27/09/11

Today the Moon has been in Libra, very close to the Sun, Mercury, Venus and getting ever closer to Saturn. The emphasis is on relationships and you may feel that there is something serious to be discussed or resolved. If you are a Gemini or Aquarius you may find today a good day to do just that.

However, the fact that this build up in Libra is also in a tense relationship with Pluto and Opposite Uranus means that if you're a Libra, Aries, Cancerian or Capricorn, your day may have been quite tense. You may feel impatient, and in need of rebelling or at least doing something different. This may be due to having too much pressure being put on you, but it may also be that someone close to you is not cooperating.

This, then may not the be best day for making a decision. Often when we are emotional, we want to act. Emotional decisions are often regretted. A cool head may be more beneficial in the long run.

25/09/11

The Moon is in Virgo today. It is well linked with Jupiter and Pluto. If you're a Virgo, Taurus or Capricorn, today is likely to have been a peaceful day. This is especially important if you've been through a turbulent time recently. Today could give you the peace you need to heal.

If you're a Gemini, Pisces, or Sagittarius, the Moon's Opposition to Chiron indicates that you may have been feeling rather vulnerable today. Allowing yourself some time to be on your own could be just the thing you need.

24/09/11

So it's been another week of economic upheaval and all eyes on Greece. Looking at their chart, it's not surprising. Pluto is currently Square both to their Moon and Pluto.Squares mean tension and crisis. If you are new to Astrology, the current economic situation began with Pluto's entry into Capricorn. This means that countries with Cardinal signs like Capricorn, Cancer, Libra or Aries are under extreme pressure. This is especially so for Cancer, Libra or Aries. With Uranus' entry into Aries this year, more pressure was brought to bear on these same signs. So it is that because Greece has the Moon exactly next to Pluto in Libra, when this has been activated by Pluto or Uranus in the last year, we've had a crisis. This week's is the latest. For a final resolution, I think we'll have to wait until next year when Uranus does it's last opposition to the Moon and Pluto.

Listening to Greek people- civil servants, people who have small businesses, normal working people, talking about struggling to afford food; we hear stories that are about a real struggle to survive. Survival is one of  Pluto's main themes and here we are in a time when Pluto is triggering survival issues inherent in Greece's chart. At steak, are the lives of Greek people, Greece as we know it and the Euro itself.

Two nations seem to be most affected by the Greek crisis. France's banks stand to lose the most as it appears that they are most exposed by the Greek debt. France is a Libran country with Mercury and Venus also in Libra. Their Midheaven is in Aries. This year Venus and the Midheaven have been most affected by Uranus. Uranus usually indicates major disruption. Venus is linked with wealth.

Germany has a large part to play in how this crisis is worked out. Like France, it's latest chart has the Sun and Venus in Libra. Like France, Venus has been afflicted by a Uranus Opposition. I wish I could say that this will all be resolved in November, but these transits are in place until next year because even when Uranus moves away from its opposition to Venus, more is to come as it Opposes the Sun.

There are no quick fixes here. Pluto in Capricorn demands that a sustainable future be built even if it means breaking things down first. Only then can the Phoenix rise out of the ashes.

21/09/11

Mars is now in Leo. During its stay in this fiery sign, you might find yourself being bold. It is not a time to be retiring but to move forward positively and with great energy. Things just seem to flow more easily. It is also a good time to be creative. So whether it's painting, crafts, drama, music or just creative thinking, your creative juices should be flowing.

You are most likely to feel this energy if you're a Leo, Aries or Sagittarius.

If you're a Taurus, Scorpio or Aquarius, this can be a tricky time. You are likely to find yourself being challenged by others who do not share your views or who do not share your goals. You may find that you get frustrated and angry. Conflict is a strong possibility. The difficulty here is to judge when you need to assert yourself and when you need to compromise. It is best to resist acting impulsively. You may need to count to 10 a few times, but doing so increases your chances of finding a creative and diplomatic solution to contentious problems.

17/09/11

I didn't quite make it to Wisley yesterday. I didn't finish work early enough so there was no chance to get carried away with daffodil bulbs. It was nevertheless, a very Taurean afternoon with time on the allotment, followed by a walk in countryside and tea at Fanny's Farm. Tea included a large slice of coffee cake. Very indulgent. Then the evening was spent making three quiches and an apple tart for my students as well as then preparing dinner. That was a few hours of cooking- more Taurean activity.

The Moon is still in Taurus today but gone is the exuberance of Jupiter. Instead, today the Moon is Square Neptune. This is a much more dreamy and gentle mood. You're more likely to want to escape from reality. This is especially true if you're a Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius.
Neptune is also about confusion and tonight, you could find that you're having to decide what is real and what isn't. Someone around you may not be making themselves clear or worst, they may not be telling the truth. Take care though, today is not the day to confront reality. It would be best to wait for this Square to pass as things will then become more clear.

16/09/11

Yesterday I wrote about Venus' entry into Libra and the fact that this could mean an increase in attractiveness for Libras. Well, watching the news last night, I saw a good example of this in action. David Cameron was treated like a hero on his visit to Libra. Venus was sitting exactly on his Libra Ascendant. He also is a Libra with Venus in his chart in Libra. No wonder he had such a good day yesterday!

Today the Moon is in Taurus and it is edging close to Jupiter. The mood is one of comfort and indulgence. If you're a Taurus, Capricorn or Virgo, this evening you might like to go out to dinner. Whatever you do, it needs to be fun and indulgent.

For my part, a visit to Wisley gardens when I finish working feels very appealing. In fact I think I'll buy some daffodil and tulip bulbs. Shopping and gardens- very Taurus but with Jupiter involved, I'll probably find being sensible as to the amount of money spent a little challenging.

15/09/11

Venus has just entered Libra. Venus is very much at home in this sign. Between now and the 10th of October, you may find that there is a real focus on relationships. In fact, I could already see it today. The topic of discussion on Mathew Wright's show this morning, was the fact that the current government have decided not to give couples who are cohabiting the same rights as those who are married. So the nature of the discussion was centred on relationships and marriage. I felt that it set the tone for things to come.

If you're a Libra, Gemini or Aquarius, this is a good time to network and socialise. You may find that you naturally want to do this even more than usual. It is a good time to meet new people and you may even be feeling romantic. People will find you especially attractive during this time and you may even be given gifts. Nothing big, necessarily. When Venus was in Virgo earlier this month, being an Earth sign, I benefitted from her generosity. One of my students brought me a bag of apples- a wonderful warm gesture. Other times, I've found that I've been the recipient of random acts of kindness.

On another note, you may be in the mood to have your hair done, go shopping, or find that you're simply more conscious of your apperance. Libra generally does this anyway but now, even more than usual. One other possibility is that you may be in the mood to be around creative people or may find that you're in the mood to be creative yourself.

If you're a Capricorn, Cancerian or Aries, your social calendar may be too full. Keeping up with friends may be difficult if you're feeling tired or are too busy working. Actually this is a good time to plan a little laziness. This will help you avoid becoming grumpy when you want to be having fun, but are too busy working.

14/09/11

The Moon is in Aries today but it's also Opposite Saturn. It's a day for getting things done, but slowly. The temptation is to rush but chances are that niggly delays will mean that you get frustrated. If you're an Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancerian, you may just be trying to move too quickly. This can mean that you make mistakes which slow you down anyway. So take it slowly, and all will be well.

One thing that might be helpful in reducing stress today is physical activity. Even if you feel too tired, a gentle walk could be just what's needed to help reduce tension. This is especially true if you had a tense Full Moon.

10/09/11

The Moon is in Aquarius and very close to Neptune and Chiron this evening. This lends a very dreamy and romantic quality to the day. It can also be very healing. The mood will remain tomorrow as The Moon goes into Pisces. It's a good time to talk through old hurts with a friend, or you may find that you're the one lending a sympathetic ear to another. This is especially likely if you're an Aquarius, Gemini or Libra.

If you're a Taurus, Scorpio or Leo, you may be in the mood to escape. Perhaps there is someone close to you who is being emotional and this may be disturbing. It may of course be you who are feeling emotional and would like to find a way out of a situation. The best thing to do is go gently. You may need to take some time out for yourself. Music, a bath or meditation may be just what you need to restore balance.

8/09/11

If I didn't know any better, I might have thought that Mercury was Retrograde again! It's been a very tricky day for communication. So what is Mercury doing? It has been in a difficult connection with Saturn, Neptune and Chiron. The Moon being in Aquarius, the issue was one of technology. In some of my study groups, there are students who participate via Skype. This is normally not a problem and I have often had conference calls through the day without a hitch. Today though was mad. We have never had such a challenging time. Eventually, we worked out that the problem was with one of the skype participants and we decided that she would swap to using a phone. This was a landline being used and her phone went dead!  Thankfully we are both fixed signs and determination won the day- but boy was it frustrating!

Meanwhile, my partner went to put the car through an MOT. The dashboard stopped working. An electronic problem- Aquarius is linked with electronics. So there you are the Moon in Aquarius and a Mercury rather besieged.

Have you had any communication or travel hitches today?

7/09/11

Sometimes I'm struck by how much difference a day makes. On Sunday night, I decided that we really needed a short break somewhere really sunny- preferably Sicily because of the lack of sun that we are currently experiencing. By Monday our plans were taking shape and we highlighted a week where this might be possible. The Moon was then in the travelling sign of Sagittarius- all was possibility and optimism. I went to bed really looking forward to a sunny break.

By yesterday morning, the Moon had entered Capricorn. Research showed that it was difficult to get flights for exactly when we wanted and with little leeway due to work commitments, we abandoned the plans for Sicilly and considered other destinations. About half way through our research, my partner ( a Capricorn) said- "is this sensible"? We have so much do do to prepare for building work that's about to start on the house at the end of September... I then thought of the extra prep I would have to do for students so that I was ready to teach the minute I arrived. Sensible? Most certainly not! In fact the thought of it all exhausted me! The Moon is still in Capricorn and I'm still feeling sensible and plan to use my time to deal with the continuing harvest. It's still a little break but more productive and ultimately less stressful and more relaxing. I just hope the sun shines that week!

4/09/11

The Moon is in Sagittarius today. Everytime I turn on the TV or radio, I see or hear Alistair Darling talking about his memoirs. Alistair Darling is a Sagittarius.

Sagittarius themes have featured highly with me today too. One of my students lives in Switzerland and usually participates in the monthly study group via Skype. Today, however, was special, as she was able to join us in person. We then took her to the airport at the end of the lesson. She has the Moon in Sagittarius, was travelling in London and taking her to the airport was also very Sagittarian.

There was more though as a good part of today's lesson seemed to feature Mundane Astrology. (Astrology about world affairs). This was not exactly planned but somehow discussions seemed to veer in that direction and remain there, with philosophical considerations about the nature of society and law. I love the way that a day's mood is so linked with the Moon.

3/09/11

With the Moon in Scorpio, there are often very intense feelings. Today it is in a tense link with Mercury and Neptune. This means that you may find communicating your feelings a little difficult. The potential for misunderstandings is high, so you need to take things gently. This is especially likely if you're a Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius.

If you're a Pisces or Cancerian, you may be benefitting from the fact that the Moon is nicely linked with Mars today. you may feel energetic and find that you can really get things done.


2/09/11

Last night I wrote about the need for romance. Today there is a need for fun as well. The Sun and Venus are still very close together, but they are well linked with the Moon and Jupiter as well. This is the perfect day to enjoy a wedding and tonight that's what I'll be doing. I'll be celebrating the wedding of a dear friend!

1/09/11

The Moon is about to go into Scorpio. It is nicely connected with Neptune so you may find yourself feeling intensely romantic this evening. Being Friday night any activity involving film or dance could be a very good use of this energy. You are most likely to feel this way if you're a Scorpio, Pisces or Cancerian.

If you're a Taurus, Leo or Aquarius, you may feel stressed. It may be that you'd like to do something romantic or glamorous but can't. Sometimes we can't get exactly what we want and need to compromise. This may be one of those nights. If you can't get to the cinema as you'd like, watch a film at home. If you can't go dancing, do it at home. You get the idea. Failing that, a nice warm bath may be the thing to soothe those ruffled feathers.

31/08/11

The Moon is in Libra today. It is also very close to Saturn. You may be in a serious frame of mind when it comes to relationships. Communication is all imporant and you may find that you want to have a serious conversations in order to sort out any niggles that have been troubling you. With Saturn and the Moon in Libra, you can look at it as an opportunity to have a serious conversation in which both parties negotiate their needs amicably. You are especially likely to experience this if you are a Libra, Aries, Capricorn or Cancerian.

30/08/11

It's been a day for noticing things. The Moon being in Virgo, the emphasis has been on detail. I caught a little bit of the Wright Stuff this morning and Sally Bercow was part of the panel. For those who don't know her, Sally is married to the Speaker of the House of Commons. Her husband's position is, therefore, very prestigious and also vulnerable to public censure. Nevertheless, Sally Bercow has courted controversy by posing for a picture in a bed sheet and joining the Celebrity Big Brother House. What tickled me was that when asked why she posed in nothing but a sheet, she replied that she thought it would be a laugh. When asked why she had joined the Big Brother House, she replied that she thought it would be a laugh. The reason this tickled me is that she's a Sagittarius, a sign who really does enjoy a laugh.

Other thoughts, it appears that the sleek, stainless steel kitchens so popular in make-over programmes are a thing of the last decade. Funnily enough when writing about Neptune's entry into Pisces earlier this year, I explained that these kitchens emphasing technology and modernity were a product of Neptune in Aquarius and that in the next few years we'd be looking for something softer, more romantic and nostalgic. It appears that these differences are already being seen in the market, judging from what large kitchen providers are saying.

I seem too be in an expansive mood today, thinking deeply about many things. I think this may be the effect of the tightening connection between the Sun, Venus and Jupiter. Very nice indeed.

28/08/11

There may have been a dreamy feel to your day today. The Moon has been in Leo Opposite Neptune. This is the planet of illusion and escapism. If you haven't already, you should allow yourself to float in a bath- either literally or metaphorically. This means allowing yourself the space to get away from things that trouble you. Watch a film, take a walk, get away from it all. If you don't you might find it difficult to focus as you're in no mood do deal with reality. You may also find that you're feeling rather sensitive and find it difficult to keep things in perspective. So some time alone is a good thing. You are especially sensitive to this energy if you're a Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio.

27/08/11

Mercury is now Direct. I can hear cheers all over! While teaching today, my students recounted their various Mercury Retrograde stories. Thinking back on the beginning of this one, it started in Virgo- an Earth sign. The first major disruption to transport of the London area, appears to have been caused by a land slide. Then came the riots which caused road closures, Mercury was then in Leo a fire sign. It's interesting that the nature of the disruption was mirrored by the element of the sign that Mercury was in.

The fact that Mercury is now direct is good news, but it does take a while for things to return to normal. We need to wait for the 10th of September for things to be truly settled. The reason for this is that we need to return to the same point that Mercury was at when it went Retrograde, this was 1 degree of Virgo and it will return to the point on the 10th.

The Moon is in Leo today. This is a good day for entertaining and generally having a fun time. Enjoy!

26/08/11

The Sun has been in Virgo since Wednesday and personally, I have felt a real shif of focus. September brings with it the back to work/ school feeling, even for those of us whose holidays have ended in early August or who haven't had holidays at all. We feel a shift in the angle of the Sun and become aware that hot, hazy days are probably behind us. Now we look forward to mellow, sunny and warm days. The intensity is gone.

Although we associate all of these feelings with September, actually they are very linked with the sing of Virgo, which brings me to the shift that I've felt. Not quite September but it feels like that for me. Having taken three weeks off in August, I was back working on the very day the Sun went into Virgo. I'm having a hard time remembering that it's still August, as the weather is distinctly unpleasant at the moment and I haven't really stopped! To give you a flavour of Virgo work and efficiency, yesterday I was up at 7. By 10, I'd made lunch for one of my Study groups that was meeting, cleaned 2 bathrooms and prepared for an interview. The interview was with Nicholas Parsons at 10am. By the time we finished at about 20 to 11, I had a quick breakfast in time for the arrival of my students. Teaching ended at 5 and light relief was brought by the visit of a friend not long after. I went to bed truly tired out!

The next few days promise to be equally full. Yes, the Sun is definately in Virgo!

22/08/11

Venus is now in Virgo. She is in a practical frame of mind. You may find that you're more critical or analytical about your relationships. You may decide that you only want to socialise with people who really have something positive to offer. For fun, you may turn to creative activities from dress-making to mosaics or simply cooking and gardening.

You are most likely to be affected in this way if you are a Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancerian or Scorpio. In fact the benefits of Venus for you will be great as she tends to bring gifts. Sometimes these are literally gifts brought by others, or nice gestures or kindness from strangers. However she acts, you will feel good.

21/08/11

It's a good thing that today is Sunday. This is because the Moon in Taurus is in a tense aspect with the Sun, Venus and Neptune. This setup is much more conducive to dreaming than working. If you've had a lovely day today, it's probably because you didn't have to be at work. If you were at work, chances are that your mind was busy elsewhere and that you were longing to be by the sea, in bed, in the cinema- anywhere but a place requiring concentration.

You were most likely to have felt this mood if you are a Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius. But the day is not over yet, so make your evening a gentle and romantic one, whatever your day has been like.

20/08/11

I have had an amazing craving for chocolate since yesterday. Alas there is none in the house and I have had no time for shopping! It's just occurred to me that there is a reason for these cravings- the Moon is in Taurus. I seem to have a pattern for cravings when the Moon is in this sign. I shall just have to wait for tomorrow, when I'll venture out.

It has been a very Taurus day with a distinct emphasis on food and gardening. I've ordered 3 blueberry bushes and an apricot tree, slippery elm powder to make an antiseptic gel for the medicine cabinet, and some arabic gum powder in order to crystallise borage flowers. I've also made enough apple sauce to freeze for winter months. So all in all a very Taurus day.

Also today, the Sun is opposite Neptune. Neptune being the planet of dreams and romance, I've also felt like escaping from reality. All the time in which I've been cooking and doing my internet shopping, I've had DVDs of the BBC series, The Scarlet Pimpernel with Richard E Grant in the background. Swashbuckling adventure is fabulous for getting us out of the present.

19/08/11

The Moon has been in Taurus today and it is approaching Jupiter. That means that sensuality and fun are on the cards. So this evening, plan a gourmet meal and sensuality. Take care though as your eyes may be larger than your belly. You are most likely to benefit from this energy if you're an Earth Sign (Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo). If you're a Cancerian or Pisces, you too will benefit from this gentle and easy energy.

If, however, you're a Leo, Aquarius or Scorpio, you may be in for too much of a good time. You're more likely to get carried way and have the hangover or indigestion in the morning. You've been warned.

18/08/11

How are you doing through this Retrograde Mercury? It's been a funny time. Last week public transport and certain roads were affected by the riots. Last weekend, a bike race through London and Surrey also disrupted traffic to the point where people were ringing radio stations in despair. In fact a friend who visited on Sunday called us to say he had no idea when he would finally arrive because of the closed roads and traffic issues.

Yesterday my partner and I set off for Wisley Gardens, traffic on the A3 was terrible. For some reason, I suddenly thought to check my handbag to see whether I had my RHS member's card which allows us free entry. It is always in my bag, but as it happens, yesterday it was mysteriously absent. So we turned around and had tea in Richmond Park instead.

Also yesterday, an evelope arrived in the post. It was large and contained a note from a friend who had sent me a book. Sadly the only thing in the envelope was the note.

I know I'm not the only one being affected. I was listening to Woman's Hour on Radio 4 and during a studio interview, a mobile phone went off twice! I can imagine the interviewer's frustration! Classic Retrograde Mercury events.

11/08/11

The moon in Capricorn has once again brought a sense of a return to order and normality; that is if you can call courts sitting for 24 hours in order to process the number of people who have been charged, normal. Nevertheless the last twenty-four hours have been an excellent example of everything that Capricorn stands for. You only need to hear the language being used by all parties in the House today to recognise that change of a very Capricorn kind is in the air. The key words for Capricorn are structure and responsibility.

I was thinking last night that during the Lunar Eclipse, I was speaking on LBC radio, talking about the fact the Moon being in Sagittarius at the time indicated the possibility of fire and civil unrest. That was the day when teachers had announced that they would be going on strike, if I remember correctly. There had also been a significant fire in the West End, again, if memory serves me around the Aldwych, my old stamping ground when working for the BBC World Service. It's interesting how the Moon in Sagittarius brought both things together once again this month. Especially as London's Ascendant is in Sagittarius' opposite sign, Gemini. Actually there was even more fire represented as both the Sun, Venus and Mercury are in Leo too. This is a real indication of the need to remain cool in hard times.

Happily the Opposition between Mars and Pluto will begin to loosen tomorrow, so we should feel a collective release of tension soon. However, we still have a Full Moon to contend with so I think we need to get through this weekend. So with that in mind, let's be gentle with ourselves and others around us.

10/08/11

So the Moon in Capricorn has begun to claw back order as I thought it might in last night's blog. That is to say a change in Police tactics has been evident along with greater numbers of Police on our streets. Walking along the River in Richmond today, their presence was both welcome and reassuring. Water Canons are now ready to be used if necessary. Some might say too late. For my part, I'm glad they're there, just in case.
 
However, a new kind of tension is also in evidence. Frustrated and angered by the slow Police response in the first days of the riots and in particular on Monday night, many members of the public have begun to set up vigilante groups. If I were in government, this would worry me as much as the riots themselves. Not because the people involved are in any way criminal. They are just normal people anxious to protect themselves, their businesses and their communities. The reason I would be worried is twofold. The first and most important is that it indicates the deep lack of faith in the Police's ability to protect the public. This in itself is a deep source of worry. Of course the second reason, is that the potential for this to erupt into street battles with the Police stuck in the middle is high. My words last week emphasising the need to keep cool and control the deep desire to react to mounting tension, have turned out to be only too true.

Before becoming Prime Minister, David Cameron spoke of Britain as a broken society. He was criticised for being too negative. I think many of us, even those who previously disagreed, would agree with him today. Watching some adults being interviewed in Manchester today, I was struck by two voices. One of a man in his early thirties, inciting the riots to continue. The second of a woman, also around her thirties, who also thought she could see why the rioters would want to do what they were doing. It was obvious that she was fully in sympathy with them.

So here we are watching new layers of tension developing as the Mars tension with Uranus the planet of revolution is at its peak and Opposite the Moon. Soon it's Opposition to Pluto will tightened too. And this in the lead up to a Full Moon. It's an odd thing, being an Astrologer. Sometimes we can see the trouble coming but it's hard to know exactly how it will manifest. When I was last on Radio London with Jeni Barnett, I remember sitting in the waiting room and looking at this month and with my partner looking at this week and being worried. We both talked about this being a potentially dangerous week. We both saw the potential for violence. And yet, I've still felt incredulous and horrified. It seems that even when we see something coming, we still find it hard to comprehend it, when it arrives.

In the meantime, the financial crisis rumbles on with rumours of the possibility of France losing its triple A rating too. Do you rememember when life used to be boring?

9/08/11

Once again, so many thoughts and such intense feelings that it's hard to know where to begin. Tonight as I write, I'm watching a repeat of last night's problems on the streets of Manchester and Birmingham. When this is all over, what will haunt me is the pictures of police standing around seemingly powerless or unwilling to challenge those engaged in arson and looting on London's streets. That's of course when they were actually present, in many cases there were reports of people waiting for two hours before anyone turned up.

I wish I could say that I'm surprised. Sadly I am not. Not just because I am an Astrologer, but because of personal experience, of times in the last 6 years when I have had need of the police and found them to be wanting. At one point  six years ago, a car was set on fire virtually outside my house. Lest you should think that I'm in a gritty inner London, Borough, I am not. I'm in a leafy and otherwise peaceful area on the edge of London. When we were experiencing very frightening threats to our peace of mind, personal safety and property, we were often treated by the police as a nuisance. It took the combined efforts of our community to actually get the police to be more proactive in their response to what was happening on our doorsteps. Heated community meetings ensued and finally we were assured that they would come when they were called and deal with disorder.

I write about my experience 6 years ago because, our experience is not unusual. This is relevant because what we have seen in the last three nights is exactly what we experienced 6 years ago but significantly magnified. It is relevant because it is symptomatic of what has been happening since our Police Force became a Police Service. Anger aimed at Politcians today was palpable. Londoners felt under seige. This was not a normal protest gone wrong this is lawlessness! Normal police tactics for dealing with protests should not apply.

I am in no way blaming the Police, I am saying that the change to our Policing has been happening for a number of years and that this is the outcome of these changes. This is also symptomatic of the difficulties faced by our society. I was a teacher for 13 years. During that time, I always worked in difficult and deprived areas of London. When I first started teaching, I thought nothing of picking up a 5 year old if necessary when they were in the middle of a tantrum and taking him to the head teacher. By the time I left teaching, I had to think twice about reprimanding a child. I was often threated by parents who believed their darlings could do no wrong, and who hated teachers and society.

So when this is over, these are the questions we need to be asking. How did we arrive at a point where we have a number of people in our midst who hate everything that society represents? How did we allow so many of our children to fail to be socialised? What is law and order? Do we want it? These are far deeper questions, well beyond just stating that we are dealing with economic deprivation. We are instead dealing with emotional deprivation. This I saw first hand, time and time again.

This is the wake up call and it began with Pluto's entry into the sign of Capricorn. This is the sign of government and social structure. Last night, the Moon was in the sign of Sagittarius, a fire sign and also the sign associated with Law and the philosophical concepts that lead to the writing of Laws. As already stated, the Opposition between Mars and Pluto along with the tension with Uranus has made this moment in time, the trigger for the asking of these specific questions. With the Moon entering Capricorn this evening, things can go two ways. Either order will be restored, or the fact that the Moon will be with Pluto, Opposite Mars and also involved in a tense aspect with Uranus could mean that as Police become more proactive, more violence will ensue. I hope that it is not so, for there could be another interpretation.

The next level of tension could be what we have already seen today. The anger of law abiding people towards the authorities who let them down. Capricorn as I've said is after all the sign of government.

8/08/11

When I last wrote, on Saturday night, the focus was the economic situation. Looking a the Scorpio Moon in a tense aspect to the Sun in Leo, I also tweeted that we were in for intense emotions. Within hours I was hearing about the riots in north London. Sadly as I write this, I'm watching a building in Peckham on fire and further rioting in Hackney. News is coming in from trouble in Birmingham and a shooting incident in Leeds.

This is another version of the tightening tension which I've been writing about. Mars in Cancer is coming towards an opposition to the UK's Sun. It does so while also coming to an opposition to Pluto. Pluto is the planet associated with gangs and mobs. Both Mars and Pluto are in a tense set up with Uranus, the planet of rebellion. Mars is the planet of anger and conflict.  You can see why the cocktail is so volatile. The strange thing is that there seems to be no direct political motive behind this. The initial protest against the shooting of a man by police has been completely lost amongst the random violence.

However, there is something to think about here. Outer planets often indicate a collective mood. There is a lot of frustration and anger in wider society due to the uncertainty of the economic situation. Although this group does not seem to have a political direction, they seem to be the conduits through which these wider feelings are being played out, albeit unconciously.

There is also another matter to consider. Uranus is in the sign of Aries. When it entered this sign back in the spring, I spoke of the revolutionary changes that were happening to the Police. Now we see another layer developing. As we watch our Police taking a rather soft approach in dealing with this public disorder, there are questions being asked about what kind of policing we want as a society. Questions about why water canons are not being used, and why it is that Police took so long to respond to the developing situation on Saturday. These are important questions, and just like with the economic situation, the temptation to react quickly is great. Over the next few days as the tension mounts, the need to keep cool will become ever more important.

On a more personal note, if you are a Cardinal sign ( Capricorn, Cancer, Aries or Libra) you will also find yourself feeling tense. If you can, defer making decisions until after the weekend so that you are not just reacting to mounting tension.

6/08/11

Earth signs deal with reality. When Pluto entered Capricorn we had the first banking crisis. The truth about the period of financial gambling enjoyed whilst Pluto was in the sign of Sagittarius (the sign of gambling), suddenly was revealed. The party was over and a reality check was needed. Ever since then, we have kidded ourselves that the worst is over and that all will be well. Yet, sticking plasters over ecomonies rarely ever work. Austerity a very Capricorn word, is being seen as the solution. Over-spending is not the Capricorn way. With Mercury Retrograde in the practical Earth sign of Virgo, another reality check was due.

Sadly there are arguments for and against austerity measures. Until now, America appears to have been resisting seriously cutting the deficit, in the hope that they could thus stimulate growth in the economy. It is interesting that the US's Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are in Cancer, Capricorn's opposite sign. Not only is this indicative of the fact that America is in for a particularly difficult few years, but it also explains why austerity is not being embraced as readily as in the UK (a Capricorn country).

Whatever the rights or wrongs of the measures so far adopted to deal with the current crisis, the loss of America's triple A rating feels shocking. I never had much hope that they would hold on to it given the paralysis gripping the political establishment. Then last week when a deal was announced, I thought just maybe... until I checked the planetary set up. Mars is currently travelling through Cancer and although this would normally indicate positive energy, it is being challenged by Pluto and Uranus. The greatest tension will be felt on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week, espcially as the Moon will also be in Capricorn on Wednesday and Thursday.  This will be touching on America's Jupiter. Optimism may be low. It is vital that people not over-react, yet the need for action may be palpable. Cool and wise heads will be very much needed.

More on Europe tomorrow.

5/08/11

Mars is in Cancer. Mars being the planet of conflict, during its stay in this sign, you need to take care to avoid conflict within your family. This is especially true if you're a cardinal sign (Capricorn, Aries, Libra). If you're a Cancerian, you are likely to find yourself putting a lot of your energy into your home and family. If you're a Scorpio or a Pisces, you may find your energy levels are higher during this period.

On a less personal level. This is a difficult time. You can already see that based on the current economic climate. It has been this way since Pluto entered Capricorn, now Mars is lining up to Oppose Pluto and both are going to be in a tense relationship with Uranus. This is an extremely volatile time, and things are likely to become more tense in the coming week as the Opposition and Square to Uranus tighten, indicating another pending crisis. Interestingly the current lack of confidence in the markets is due to America's economy ( America is a Cancerian country) and the crisis in the Euro Zone. The Euro's chart is Capricorn and the European countries in question all have cardinal signs being activated in their charts.

Over the next few days, I'll be looking at the countries in question in greater detail.

In the meantime, it's encouraging to know that our ecomnomy although very exposed due to its trade with the US and Eurozone, is showing greater stability at the moment. The silver lining under a very heavily cloudy sky.

4/08/11

Mercury is Retrograde and already the news is reflecting this. I woke to the news that many people are stranded abroad as their holiday company has gone bust. Others, now have had their holiday plans ruined.

It's never an easy time for travel or planning when Mercury is Retrograde. It will remain Retrograde until the 27th of this month. Until then, you will need a sense  of humour. Communication may be tricky at times either due to misunderstandings or because of communication devices (phones, computers) behaving oddly.

Your plans may need to change at various times as either you or others change their minds. Sometimes, mishaps also play a part. It's a classic time for people to forget or lose keys, for example. Last time, I even heard of a phone being dropped down the toilet!  It seems we behave in a more absent minded way. Our minds just seem to be elsewhere. Accidents are not uncommon during this time, precisely for this reason.

So, over the course of this month, you'll need to keep your wits about you and have a good sense of humour. Also remember, the good thing about changing plans is that it allows us to rethink and perhaps come up with creative solutions.

It's also a good time to review the past. You may find that people whom you haven't seen for a while get in touch, or you may do the same. Although this is not a great time to make decisions, it is a good time for reconsidering a course of action.
Mercury Retrograde brings out the Gremlins but it also forces us to stay sharp!

2/08/11

The Moon is still in Virgo. It's a good day to have a clear out and a tidy up. Efficiency is key. Actually preparing to go on holiday in the last couple of days, has been a lot easier than usual. It seemed easier to get organised and everything seems to have got done more smoothly than usual. Three cheers for Virgo!

1/08/11

The Moon is now in Virgo. It is very close to Mercury and both are well aligned with Mars. So this is a good day to get things done, especially if it involves communication. If you are an Earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) this is especially helpful for you.

However, because the Moon and Mercury are both opposite Neptune and Chiron, care should be taken today to not act too hastily. Emotions may be running high or there may just be confusion leading to difficulty in correctly interpreting situations. The possibility for misunderstandings is very high. This is especially true if you're a Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius. Try to keep things in perspective before you act.

31/07/11

The Moon in Leo is now opposite Neptune. You may find it difficult to your emotions under control this evening and tomorrow. It's possible that you could be over-reacting. You will need to keep things in perspective. Talk to a friend or perhaps listen to some soothing music. A good film can also provide a good means of escape. If you are a Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius or Taurus you may have been feeling especially sensitive today.

30/07/11

It's a very Leo day, the Sun, Moon and Venus are all in this warm and generous sign. So today, should be a nice day for most of us. With Jupiter involved, the greatest danger is that we'll all get carried away whilst having a good time. Actually, in London, the weather seems to lending a hand to this fun and holiday mood as summer has finally returned to us.

With Venus in Leo, Fire signs (Leo, Sagittarius and Aries) are in for a very social time. This is a great time to meet new people and perhaps even fall in love. This can be a very creative time too. Time spent at the theatre, cinema or enjoying sport will simply add to the fun mood.

 If you're a Taurus, Scorpio or Aquarius, you may find that you need some time alone as you may not have the energy to keep up with all the socialising that you might like to be doing!

29/07/11

It's been a while since my last blog due to being overwhelmingly busy. Happily, normality is returning and here I am once more. The Sun has been in Leo since last weekend. Leos love to play and this is the time of year for doing just that. You may find that you're going on holiday or planning a holiday. If you're not having a break now, you may find that it's harder to concentrate on work at this time of year. The key is to build in as much recreation time as possible. This is the last half of the summer so you need to make the most of it! Have fun!

20/07/11

The Moon is now in Aries. You may get a sudden burst of energy, but the fact that it is in a tense aspect with Uranus and Pluto means that you may be bursting to rebel or tell someone what you really think. A more constructive use of this energy would be to do something a little bit different this evening.

19/07/11

If you are a Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini or Virgo, you may have found today to be challenging. The Moon and Mars (the Planet of conflict) were in a tense aspect. Actually Rupert Murdoch is a Pisces, and his son is a Sagittarius. Neither can be said to have had an easy day as they faced questioning at a Parliamentary Hearing. Rupert Murdoch was even attacked! Very Mars.

If you are a Cancerian or a Scorpio, you are likely to have had a much nicer day. The Sun and Venus are still close to each other and in harmony with the Moon. You should plan a social evening with either family or friends to make the most of this engergy.

18/07/11

It's been a funny day. Being my day off, I had planned to spend some time enjoying the summer sales, doing a bit of gardening and then heading off for the party at the Astrology Lodge this evening. But I woke up feeling very tired after three extremely hectic days so I decided shopping was out. Then came the rain, so gardening was out. Then feeling rather groggy, the party was ruled out too. Instead, I spent the afternoon watching The Fisher King- a very Piscean film with themes of rescuing, redemption and madness. In fact films belong to the realm of Pisces too. So all in all, I had a very Piscean day, on a day when the Moon went into Pisces.

17/07/11

Today the Moon in Aquarius has been in a nice link with Mars. Given that Mars is in Gemini (the sign of communication), it was a good day to be on BBC Radio London with the delightful Jeni Barnett. The Mars energy was really evident as the calls came in so fast, that I hardly had time to think. It was nice to be with an Aries (Mars' sign) to make the most of this great energy.

Energy is the word of the day as I started my day early to prepare for the arrival of my students later in the day, rushed off to the radio studio and then raced to get home. I was getting out of the car as they arrived!

We had a lovely day working through more Astrological studies, but now I feel quite tired. I'm running out of energy, just as the Moon is pulling away from its link to Mars.

16/07/11

The Moon has been in Aquarius today. Aquarius is a sign associated with groups and associations. Today I've been working with the Woking Astrology group. The Moon is also linked with Jupiter. Jupiter, our largest planet things big. And this was a workshop on Jupiter with a rather large group. I couldn't have chosen a better date. It was a wonderful and inspiring day.

15/07/11

The Moon was full this morning, (UKTime 07:39). That means it's now Waning. Actually you might find that the tention of the build up was higher than the peak. Although still powerful, today should be a bit easier than the last couple for Capricorns, Librans, Cancerians and Aries. Plan your weekend and do something extra nice!

On another note, there is more strife in the area of communications today. BBC journalists are on strike. Mars in Gemini is certainly bringing up conflict in Gemini's domain.

 


 

 

 
Web Hosting Companies