Uranus In Taurus: What Does It Mean (Part One of Many)

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It could feel like this

A friend of mine asked me this. She wanted to hear my take on it. Uranus in Taurus: what does it mean?

And I told her the truth: first and foremost, transits for me are PERSONAL (a transit = where the planets are now and how they affect us).

I’m not a global astrologer. I have built my practice around working one on one with folks, helping them with their dark, and light, nights of the soul. I don’t tend to predict economic or political or even cultural trends. And I’m definitely not the weather psychic. (Unless people ask and we do get into some of this stuff on my Patreon.)

But then I mentioned the earthquakes. I’m sure everyone is mentioning the earthquakes (I honestly don’t know).

Uranus (crazy) in Taurus (earth). 

But that’s not all it is right? Of course not. We have to think: okay what is Uranus about. We have to think: okay what is Taurus about?

The least you need to know: 

Uranus: not stable. 
Taurus: STABLE (supposedly, ideally, intractable stubborn earth energy, the seasons come like clockwork right? but global warming right? Uranus in Taurus)

Uranus in Taurus is Taurus gone haywire. Taurus gone “different.”


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I LIKE Uranus in Taurus.

And not just because I have a lot of earth in my chart (planets in Virgo in particular and these will harmonize with Uranus in an earth sign) but because Uranus is frightening. I’m not a fan generally.

Yes I know some folks like Uranus energy a lot but they are often the ones with a pretty substantial safety net and enjoy a good joy ride and I’ve never been one of those. I don’t like those wild surprises unless they are good ones and with Uranus we cannot choose. We cannot predict how it will play out (to paraphrase Isabel Hickey who probably would have sucked at Twitter).

See, it’s hard to love Uranus unless we know we have somewhere to land (or someone to land with) after everything’s blown up — that we still have love and safety and bottom line is:  not everyone does. But I digress.

SO I like Uranus in Taurus because it slows Uranus down.

Uranus is fast, my friends. Very fast, direct, aggressive, neutral. The changes that Uranus brings to your life show up in an instant. A phone call. A flash of insight. An earthquake. Everything was one way and then… it was gone.

Taurus will slow Uranus down. That’s Point Number One that I want to make. So that fast and furious unpredictable crazy train Uranus may be less likely to leave you there bleeding.

You *may* be able to see it coming a leeeeetle better than in some of the other signs.

Yes it’s still Uranus but if you know a Taurus then you KNOW you cannot make them do anything. Not even Uranus?

We shall see…
Many more points to make. Stay tuned.
Uranus enters Taurus May 15th

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The High Priestess As Advice: The Answer Will Come

I met with a friend in our second-choice restaurant.

We love restaurants. A meal, a snack, a drink. And Tarot!

And we have a first choice restaurant, especially for our Tarot draws, but it was a Sunday and the in between hours. I live in a small town now, no longer in NYC where there are no in between hours for any place I’d be likely to go.

So we were at Second Choice, drawing cards for each other as we often do. She’s my student, if I dare say that about a Leo, but becoming a good reader of cards in her own right. Amazing how that happens with a little practice and consistency. It can happen to you too.

And I know now, more than ever, that she’s tuned in. She’s THERE. How do I know this? Because it was a full on session with lots of shuffling by both of us and I asked THE SAME question twice, at different points during the time we spent together, and she got THE SAME card each time.

The High Priestess. Same question, same card.

My friend had her own valuable ideas about what this could mean for me as advice (it was advice I was seeking for something in particular) and I did take her ideas to heart and it caused me to fire up my altar which I had not done in a while but I kept thinking about her, the High Priestess, and was remembering various keys to her mysteries, everything I knew or thought I knew and then this morning I remembered one of the most common ones:

Intuition. Trust it. Use it. But don’t push. It’s the Magician who pushes. You don’t have to.

The High Priestess was describing a METHOD. A way.  Then came my aha moment. The answer arrived.

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Maybe Painful: New Moon In Pisces – March 17th

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The New Moon this weekend is at 26 degrees Pisces so it’s time to check your chart and think about what this could mean for you. Something new?

Ordinary New Moons are ordinary New Moons. Sometimes they fit a pattern that’s easy to see and sometimes… who knows? Nevertheless, it’s never a bad idea to find that New Moon in your chart and see what she’s up to. Yes I can help you with this. 

What I don’t like: 
It’s a Sun Moon CHIRON conjunction. Chiron hurts. Your pain becomes painfully clear to you. It’s not necessarily what you’re in the mood for.

Mars enters Capricorn this same day which wouldn’t be a bad thing in and of itself but we all know that SATURN is in Capricorn so Mars jumps head first into a Mars Saturn conjunction (exact April 2nd)

and then Mars will square whatever planets are moving through Aries including Uranus when it gets to the later degrees.

Mars Saturn: driving with the brakes on.

Dear Cardinal Signs:
You may feel a little frustrated.

Yesterday I was trying to explain the concept of the CARDINAL CROSS to a client who doesn’t know any astrology, other than her Sun Sign (and no shame in that, we all start somewhere) and I told her how the Cardinal signs are each aligned with the Equinoxes, the Seasons, and thus they are BEGINNERS i.e. they start stuff! They begin!

These four signs (four points of the cross) are Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn. Spring Fall Summer Winter. When these signs interact in your chart or in the sky, there is tension, frustration AND drive and compulsion (squares and oppositions). I tried to leave out the jargon and just explain the bigger picture and how it feels and I think she got it. She said she did. It’s a Cardinal CROSS folks. We can feel mighty stuck.

This is why I give you the “frustration warning” now. Fast moving planets in Aries, including the SUN soon enough. Mars and Saturn in Capricorn. Folks with planets in any of the cardinal signs will really feel this I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN”T GET UP feeling.

You may feel stuck or hopeless or hopelessly stuck.

What to do when/if the going gets tough:

Breakthrough energy is here, my friends. Ace of Swords. This is you. Keep your weapon handy.

What do you use to cut through, break through, when you feel you just can’t?

In the words of the great Scorpio Neil Young: don’t let it bring you down. Easier said than done I know, but your Ace is sharp sharp truth.

Wise mind, my friends. Use your wise mind to cut through. Be wiser than your problems. The truth is that you are. No lie.


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Jupiter Retrograde & The Writer’s Way

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I have a little homework for you.

A notebook. Any notebook. It doesn’t have to be fancy but some folks like fancy. Sometimes I like fancy.

I had times where I bought fancy notebooks and journals and all kinds, but these days it’s cheap spiral or composition notebook from Publix and usually these are for my “to do” lists but now I have an idea for Jupiter retrograde.

Keep track.

Until July 10th when Jupiter goes Direct.

Will you do it?

Slow Down For Jupiter Retrograde (In Scorpio)

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I haven’t looked at next week’s stars yet.

I’m still thinking about Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio and how we are supposed to examine the direction we’ve been heading in ever since Jupiter hit Scorpio.

There are details we’ve missed. There is a story there.
You had no idea you needed to pause and now the pause is here.

What to make of it? Is this something we should put effort into? Make our lists or just vaguely keep it in the backs of our minds?

My vote is a vote for effort. Conscious activity and exploration of what you have been growing in your life in your Scorpio House(s).

Because something magnificent is starting or continuing and don’t you want to comb through it?

You may have missed a clue.


ARE YOU ON A QUEST? Jupiter Goes Retrograde LET THE BALLOON POPPING COMMENCE (A Cautionary Tale)

"jupiter retrograde" Last night I was talking to a friend (name redacted to protect the possibly innocent) and she told me a story. 

Some background:

she’s searching for the PERFECT JOB. The perfect job for her. She’s the breadwinner of the family. The burden’s on her. Her field is a money making field BUT… she has not been happy in it for years and has bounced around a bit (still in her field) trying to find this PERFECT JOB, including job counselors and healers and shamans to help “solve” this “problem.”

She’s on a quest.
It’s not just a job she’s after and not just a perfect job. 

If you are on a quest, let me give you a little advice:

BE VERY CAREFUL WHO YOU TALK TO YOU about your dreams, plans, any of it!

Why? Because they gonna pop your bubble. Your well meaning friends and family who have some REALITY for you and are looking after your own good with their warnings and practical advices.

If you decide to share, take it all with a grain of salt because you may suffer what my poor friend did:

her balloon got popped!!!

She was SO excited, feeling her groove, her mojo, NEW PATH and the signs were coming fast and furious YES YES YES and then… just like that… the “friends” started showing up with their naysaying and by the time she spoke to me she wanted an energy read on the situation because of her deflated balloon of excitement. Gone.

Moral of story astrologically? Jupiter goes retrograde this week. You may encounter more of these balloon popping folks although actually many of us are surrounded by these “well meaning” types ALL THE TIME. 

Now I’m NOT saying to live in la-la land but there is a time and place for Neptune and there is a time and place for Saturn AND for Jupiter too. It’s okay to reach for the stars. It’s okay to be unrealistic.

Who can you trust? Find out. Have friends (maybe) that you tell your precious fledgling ideas to. It’s not gonna be everyone. Tell your astrologer/tarot reader (such as myself, yes!) who will hold your dream in her hands without crushing it.

So. Jupiter retrograde. People are not gonna be so rah rah rah but this may be true for Jupiter in Scorpio overall to be honest. It’s just a more… SKEPTICAL Jupiter.

And skepticism is the LAST thing we need when we are ON A QUEST!!!


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The Stars This Week: Jupiter Retrograde & ARIES ALREADY?

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I sent out a newsletter this morning with a few thoughts about JUPITER GOING RETROGRADE. Click here! You can also subscribe at this link!

But you know what? I want to talk about integrity. Even though I plan to talk about Jupiter retro and the week ahead, I want to talk about integrity too.

This is on my mind ALL THE DAMN TIME, no doubt in part because Saturn is in Capricorn.

Part of integrity for me is that I live according to my standard. What I think is right or true or good.

Doing the right thing. Am I who I say I am. No two-faced duplicity.

Do you have thoughts on this topic of integrity? 

I mentioned earlier that I STOPPED allowing comments on this blog because the spam got out of hand. If you have thoughts on this topic, visit my Facebook. I’m going to start a thread there RIGHT NOW (It’s Sunday 4:30 pm Eastern time March 4th).

I often think about integrity in regards to my YouTube. I’m still figuring out how best to show up there. Not that I’m there without integrity but… I want to do more/better.

But about Jupiter going retrograde…

That happens this week. In Scorpio of course. It happens on Thursday, March 8th. It goes direct July 10th (and I just realized now I think I put the wrong end date in my newsletter!).

What does it mean for us? I like what I said in that email about reviewing our expansion and I’m not just throwing around some obvious Jupiter keyword. I mean it honestly and sincerely, with integrity. With Jupiter we GROW. It’s time to review the pathway thus far.

Are we growing in the right direction? In the right ways? Towards the right places and people? Right track? Are we reaching towards the right future?

Is it time to move on?
What parts of our path and story need revising?

Jupiter in Scorpio likes the deep realms. How can you go even deeper?

I’m thinking about my “career.” The things I am interested in expanding. Are they correct and true? And what about personally? Time to review what has grown.

And what about the house that Jupiter is transiting for you? And in what areas of life have *you* been expanding or growing?

Take a step back. What is there?

Remember that Jupiter and Saturn currently sextile – no matter the degree. Scorpio and Capricorn sextile. Faith and planning.

Also this week:
Mercury enters Aries
Venus enters Aries

This is huge, y’all. The start of the astrological new year. Almost. We need the Sun to enter Aries for that and that’s this month as well.

The gloomy news:

the week brings us an unpleasant Mercury Saturn square (depression, mean people, negative thinking, inertia, writer’s block) and NO WONDER THE CARDS I DREW FOR MY PATRONS …

but we also two marvelous aspects –

Mars trine Uranus and Sun sextile Pluto. This is dynamic and creative and I’m so sick of the word “power” or “powerful” but how else to describe Sun sextile Pluto. Power without domination. Thing after thing, you get it all done!

So no wonder this week is a little wonky. Any week that has a Mercury Saturn square is going to have its gloomy moments. We have an intense Moon Pluto conjunction on Sunday too but Mars Uranus? Mars Uranus is exciting. And Sun Pluto? Sun Pluto in good aspect is CONFIDENT.

Hold tight. That’s my advice. Weather the Mercury Saturn storm and by Sunday you’ll be inventing a whole new world. Best case scenario, right? Right!

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Writers Are Never Done: A Very Pisces Weekend

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Sometimes I’d think:

I’m done with Moon Pluto. Done with Moon Pluto Astrology.

Not done with writing or helping people or being an astrologer but done with *this* blog.

My Tree City Witch blog on Patheos Pagan is going to get a new name and it will be a blog proper and not just a “column,” as part of their Agora section.

Although I do want to make that blog more my blog home, I started to realize today that maybe I wasn’t done yet – not done *here* yet.

Writers are never done. A writer is always writing. Even when they aren’t writing. Every moment is an opportunity for new ideas to come. This is how I’ve always lived and it’s what has always happened. Go for a walk and the poems come.

And now on the verge of having my first book published – not of poems but of astrology – I feel like I am a writer again. Even though I never stopped writing.

What are YOU? Have you ever stopped being you? 

When I saw all the planets in Pisces this weekend CONJUNCT I thought okay. I’m gonna flow with it. I’m gonna write and I’m gonna reach my Pisces North Node ONCE AND FOR ALL (ha).  Can’t fight the Pisces, y’all! It won’t work!

I made a video for my Patrons with some advice and drew cards about this weekend and no surprise to see the Seven of Cups right? Of course Seven of Cups.

Got weekend plans for the Piscean flow? What are you working on?

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Tarot Time In The Classroom + Busy Busy Mind! (The Stars This Weekend)

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So we are in Week Three of the Saturn in Capricorn class
and I had promised folks there would be a Tarot piece to the class – in particular Tarot structure, talking about layouts and spreads and design: where cards should go and then also what each card means, which questions are being asked.

Have you ever created a Tarot spread? 

I love this stuff, but I don’t think about it when I am actually doing Tarot readings. I am more free-form then. Got a question? I seek to answer it without too many structural bells and whistles. I do take time however to find the best wording for your question and sometimes we go specific and sometimes we go more broad.

Now THIS WEEKEND I think is an excellent time for Tarot and an excellent time for Tarot spread creation! 

Why do I say this?

Mercury is square Uranus AND sextile Chiron.

In plain English: your creativity is off the charts this weekend (Mercury square Uranus guarantees this) but it’s in service of something *higher* — like your HEALING.

Chiron is always about our “sickness” and our wellness and our healing and our wound and Mercury is your mind and perception and square Uranus is faster than the speed of light BRILLIANCE.

You could come up with something amazing so I hope you have a creative project to explore or a Tarot spread to create or… who knows!

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Saturn Changes Signs But Not Houses (In Your Chart): What Does It Mean?

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What happens when a planet changes SIGN but doesn’t change HOUSE — in your chart?

And let’s say you use PLACIDUS (or some other house system) and NOT the Whole Sign system (which would give you a new house position when the planet changes signs).

What does it feel like?
What can you expect?

I recommend to use the house system that you believe in, the one you are comfortable with, the one you believe to be true for you.

But I also think it’s worthwhile to do double-duty.

Do Placidus AND Whole.
Do Koch AND Whole.
Do Equal AND Whole.

Or whatever combination you prefer.

I’ll tell you what I’m noticing – about my own chart. I think it may help you too.

Saturn in Sagittarius was my 4th House.

And I also had Saturn square my Moon so there were big time lessons and messages and revelations about HOME and family and BELONGING and a move and a big rental house and etc etc and my beloved Cleo went from body to pure energy, pure spirit (very Saturn 4th, also Pluto 4th in my Solar Return)…

Using Placidus, Saturn is STILL in my 4th House.

I call it “finishing up” in my 4th House and won’t enter my 5th until… late this year or early 2019 (have to check the degree).

OR is Saturn already in my 5th? Is Whole Signs more TRUE but that cusp line is still a high vibrational point? 

We know one thing for sure: SATURN CHANGED SIGNS. Saturn went from Sagittarius to Capricorn. And Saturn is no longer squaring any of my Virgo and will TRINE my Virgo.

I am still in the house but honestly I have felt: I can move now if I want. And I have felt: I can stay. And I have felt: it’s okay. I love you, house, no matter what challenges arise. I feel more “settled” even though it’s not *my* house. After all this time, I’m finally there. It’s mine and not mine.

I think it’s an interesting set of questions and they don’t need ONE definitive answer.

Your LIFE will tell you what the answer is. Pay attention. You’ll know. 

FOR SURE the squares to my Virgo stuff are over. For sure Saturn is in Capricorn which is harmonious and “at home.”

And for sure I am suddenly literally suddenly thinking about: home and where do I belong and roots MORE than before. Where do I live? What kind of place? How does a self-employed astrologer purchase property? Do I want to? What to do? ALL such questions.

Saturn through my 4th… was TOO HARD to face those questions. I was too busy SURVIVING.

And now? It’s just not as painful. Not perfect, but not as painful.

As for what Saturn in my 5th might feel like, well, I don’t have kids (5th) but I am a creator and so maybe I’ve got one foot in one world and one foot in the next (4th and 5th) and it may be a similar situation for you. My book comes out this year. 2019 could bring new interesting 5th House stuff!

Where’s your transiting Saturn these days?

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Apologies For My Absence & How To Find Me

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It has been a crazy January including the flu which I am currently getting over! Not sure when I’ll be back to regular blogging. Fingers crossed February at the latest. 

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MOTEL RECOVERY At The End Of The Year (GOODBYE 2017)

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Here is the original blog post!

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This week we recover.

Christmas Eve recovery.
Christmas recovery.
December recovery. November recovery. 2017 recovery.
Recovery recovery recovery.

I DREW A CARD FOR US: Four of Wands. Something good.

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And there is FLOW to this week so I want to encourage you to REALLY check in to this deep deep recovery.

Restful *while* making progress. As though recovery is a place and time. MOTEL RECOVERY. Check yourself in, my friends. They have those little bottles of liquor and cable t.v. or whatever you need. Whatever you need. A comfortable bed.

Mars is trine Neptune this week. What does this mean? Passionate clouds. Do you hear me? PASSIONATE CLOUDS! 

This week’s Moon is Aries then Taurus then Gemini. That young part of the wheel. You are brand new.

Remember that Aries is FIRST, the first sign of the zodiac, spring buds. ENERGY IS HERE. Motel Recovery.

Do you feel this? Take this rest NOW. Why? Because the first week of January has a FULL MOON and Uranus going direct and other stuff. Other stuff.

So we are wrapping it up, my friends.
Goodbye 2017.
Goodbye PAST.
Goodbye PAIN.


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The Darkness: Christmas Eve, Capricorn Season, & Mercury Direct *ADVICE*

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I got the most extraordinary Christmas card this morning

a client thanking me for my help in 2017.

She suffered a loss. I spoke to her before the loss. I spoke to her after the loss. And now it’s Christmas and she sent me this email which reminded me, once again, why I do this work. It’s a struggle though. I don’t mean the work itself – I love the work and am suited for it. I mean EARTH SCHOOL. Even now I am back on YouTube and I am posting videos to expand my reach but it all feels… it all feels like a tight squeeze, a tight fit, this survival. I am watching the Spanish moss twist in the slight wind.

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Mercury is newly direct in Sagittarius so if any areas of your life had slowed down in the last few weeks, they will pick up again. It’s Capricorn Season now INCLUDING SATURN and this will help if you can keep yourself from falling into anxiety-mind which Capricorn is awfully good at. Fear and doubt. PLAN. YOU NEED A PLAN. Saturn is in the sign it’s “supposed” to be in so we are “supposed” to be rejoicing at this.

Is your chart hospitable to Capricorn? THIS MATTERS. Yes Saturn in Sagittarius was difficult. Saturn is the rules and Sag doesn’t want any. And now we have rules within rules within rules within rules. It will feel suffocating to some, indeed. Don’t let yourself be swallowed by fear. What is Capricorn good at? ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION? I’ll tell you one thing. Work. 

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I drew a card for you. Advice. I tried to ask this question last night and make a video for my Patrons but wasn’t able to finish it. Different deck. Same question. SAME CARD. THE HERMIT.

Take a moment alone. Whether you are with family or not. Whether you are alone or not. Take a moment to STOP. In your solitude, touch your life. Connect with your experience right now – no matter how painful, no matter how joyful. Sanity is found in accepting reality (and accepting reality is not the same as judging it good (to paraphrase Marsha Linehan)).

This is the best of Saturn. Grounded. Earth. Work.

(Oh Mercury just gone direct I cannot seem to rotate this image and just want to get this post up – I’m on a different machine than my old Mac! but it’s Crowley’s Hermit.)

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I’ll be honest with you. When the time is right I will phase these out but for right now they exist. After my book comes out, in June, things may change. We shall see what 2018 brings.

Much love,

SATURN IN CAPRICORN: January On-Line Course! Join Us!

Class begins JANUARY 2, 2018 and the class will run five weeks.

This class is SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS but those more versed in astrology can enjoy and learn as well.

In this class, you will definitely learn astrology, although please note this is not a “basic A-Z astrology class” nor is it a class in “how to read a chart.”
But neither of those skills is necessary here. 

This is a class on WHY the Saturn in Capricorn transit matters, what it’s about, what it means, how it will affect YOU personally.

We will answer such questions as:

*what is Saturn anyway? What does it symbolize in the horoscope?
*what is Capricorn energy like? Why is Saturn in Capricorn special?
*will I become a Capricorn when Saturn is in Capricorn?
*how does Saturn in Capricorn differ from Saturn in Sagittarius (the transit we are finishing)
*what is this word “transit” you keep using?
*why does this transit matter??? Does it REALLY matter?
*how will it affect ME?

And more! 

See, planet Saturn is changing signs from Sagittarius to Capricorn and will stay in Capricorn for THREE YEARS. This is the PERFECT AMOUNT OF TIME and in the class I’ll explain WHY.

We are ending a cycle. We are beginning a cycle. We have old lessons to finish!!!! and new lessons to begin.

You will get immersed in the language and the concepts of astrology and I will strive to speak in plain English (without dumbing anything down) but I am always ready and willing to answer questions.

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This class has three hearts :)

Heart number one will be found in the Weekly Lessons which will be sent by Email to all participants.

These lessons are being created for this class special! and may also contain excerpts from my book which is coming out in June (The Little Book of Saturn – click on the link here to see).

The Weekly Lessons will have information, inspiration, and a special theme each week, along with discussion prompts for the group (and other goodies and resources that I want to share with you). These Lessons are the anchor for each week. 

Heart number two will be familiar to my previous students! It’s the SECRET Facebook Group which is for discussion and questions and answers and homework and for you to ask: WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, Aliza? And then I do my best to answer :)

The purpose of the Group is to build community, conversation, and to share experience and ideas regarding Saturn and astrology and LIFE itself.

Astrology IS real life! 

Heart number three are YOUR CHARTS, which will be posted in the secret group (unless you don’t want your chart up). On those discussion threads, I will discuss the highlights of what Saturn in Capricorn means for YOU individually. Participants who feel comfortable reading charts are welcome to chime in as well, but it’s not required.

And as I wrote at the top of this blog post: one of my goals with this class is to make Saturn FUN :) after all, Saturn transits are known for their life lessons (which aren’t always so fun). Saturn and FUN in the same sentence? YES! :)

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By the end of class you will:
gain practical knowledge and wisdom. Saturn in Capricorn wouldn’t have it any other way.

You will understand the astrological Saturn better and the sign of Capricorn better. You will have a greater understanding of how astrology works in your life. You will grasp the meaning of what Saturn in Sagittarius was for you (these last two and half years) and what Saturn in Capricorn CAN BE.

We will also discuss the PRACTICAL and spiritual steps all of us can take to make this transit the best it can be. Transits can bring good and challenging energies to our life. Often both at once. This class will arm you with knowledge, information, practical advice, spiritual wisdom, community, strength, and grace.
By the time we begin, Saturn will have been in Capricorn only a couple weeks! Consider this class your map, your sky, your walking boots.

You don’t need to be scared of Saturn. I’ll walk us through this transit, this big change in all our lives, step by step, with love. 

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Goodbye 2017 :) goodbye goodbye :) 
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On Tunnel Times & New Year’s Resolutions & The Meaning of Saturn In Capricorn

I think it’s important to trust the tunnel times and times of fluctuation.

By tunnel times I mean all the dark emotions about our lives that we would prefer to dismiss, feelings like:

jealousy, inadequacy, self-loathing.
And to trust that we will come out of the tunnel with SOMETHING.
Something in our hands.
Maybe no one else will trust us. We have to trust ourselves. That this is how it works.

And to trust the times of fluctuation – which is exactly how it sounds – that we are rising and resting. And the cycle may be uneven, not perfect, unpredictable.

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I am OBSESSED with New Year’s resolutions and I have been searching searching searching searching for mine and I found ONE and then I found another! And it took a while. Like finding coins on the sidewalk. SO OBSESSED I told my Starbucks barista. Sometimes I trusted the process and sometimes I didn’t. I had to flail around in the tunnel. I had to not see. I had to not know. 

And out of that dark place I went to Publix. Where shopping is a pleasure. And I bought the stuff I needed to rest today (under the weather but needed some supplies) AND I bought a notebook so I could write down Resolution no. 1 and Resolution 2 and all attendant details. I wasn’t ready before. I am ready now. Trust the process. Trust you will be ready IF IT IS RIGHT.

And I was watching a YouTuber that I like a lot from the strength-training world (by the way, I was not injured for as long as I thought I might be) and he talked about SETBACKS. They are inevitable. Call it Tunnel Time. Call it Dark Night of the Soul. There are always “setbacks.” We must balance intensity with rest. We must balance effort with recovery and what may appear ugly or stupid to others. They may abandon us when we lose sight of goals. When we flail. Let them go.


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Saturn is changing signs THIS MONTH, from Sagittarius to Capricorn. Saturn will remain in Capricorn about three years. This is the perfect amount of time. TO BUILD.

In plain English: Saturn changes signs and we have to change the way we WORK, The way. The how. The why. Maybe even the where and the who. The bones of our work, our life work.

If Saturn in Sagittarius brought us a philosophical crisis and quest, Saturn in Capricorn ushers in a three-year era of PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FOUNDATION, the bricks of your life, the bottom, the bones, the structure of your life. Saturn rules the bones.

Of what will you become an expert. The only impediment is yourself says Saturn in Capricorn. Will you wise up? Will you rise to the occasion? Will you DO THE WORK. Will you face the fear?


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Mars Enters Scorpio: It’s A Beautiful Day To Crush Your Enemies

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I started telling this story without any details

but I think I need to share some of the details.
Some of the details. Details about DOMS (google it)

and about how the body must adjust when exposed to something new and intense.

That’s what happened to me.
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I was lifting heavy weight (heavier than I ever have), powerlifting, and my body. My body was telling me how to recover but. But. But. My body said FEED ME so I started to feed my body in ways I wasn’t used to. CARBS. The dreaded carbs. Forbidden food. Pizza. Name it. PIZZA.

So I gained weight. The dreaded weight. Fast too, yeah. Fast. FEED ME. Chaos. I went from 10 lb dumbbells at home to a deadlift of over half my body weight And yeah muscles weighs more than fat but but but but but. This was all the old noise. (And this is common. There are 1001 YouTube videos about weight gain after beginning such a regimen.)
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So today I talked to my spirit guide (my trainer) because I decided NOT TO QUIT

and we talked and she asked me:

well what did you used to eat. Before power lifting. When it was just you and your home workouts (fine workouts but not what I’m doing now).

And I thought for a minute.

As little as possible I said.
As little as possible.
A lifetime of as little as possible.
As little food as possible.
(No wonder I was so excited when Intermittent Fasting became trendy.)

I hadn’t realized that this, this in particular, had been following me around. The end goal of everything: as little as possible. As little food. As little body. Always the same goal. And never reaching it either. See? You can’t even restrict right!

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And this:

Always knowing I am physically stronger than the “average woman” (my sister is the same, just genetics) and a series of mysterious events brought me to this local gym, to this place of exploring what my body can do and what it’s for. Not to get smaller. When I first met her I said: I want to get STRONGER. This isn’t a weight loss journey. I want to get stronger. I want to see how strong I can get.

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December 2015

After I was done today, she said to me (if I remember correctly) that she knew my personality a bit now and knew I wasn’t going to quit. (Oh, so you see me. Hmm.)

That I was INVESTED.
Overcoming body hatred and body shame, which was NOT my intention with this when I started.
She had made a list while we were talking of everything I was experiencing BESIDES the weight gain shame and excruciating DOMS.

You can decide, if you want, to not quit and to explore further. And it’s okay if you DO quit. But also explore NOT quitting. It might be worth it. Find someone who will listen. (Don’t quit.) 

It was like my identity shifted over the course of a month. From self-hatred to power. I knew I had it inside me. I knew it. Yes Moon Pluto always feels power but this was different. It was the inside manifesting on the outside. Strong energy, strong body. Then a setback. Then quitting. Then not quitting. Here we are and I’m telling you this story.

I know many of you will relate and/or are struggling with this very thing RIGHT NOW and you want to quit and you have no one to talk to and you feel hopeless.

I did a reading for someone today who said she’s been reading my blog for YEARS. It’s OKAY to email to just say HELLO. It really is. I may not write back always (sometimes life gets busy) but it’s nice to know who is out there and reading because I never know!

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So there is another reason why I am telling you this story.

Mars entered Scorpio today and if there’s something Scorpio always does is NOT QUIT.

Sure they may put that fearless determination into crushing their enemies and actually I think that’s what I am doing.

Although it’s not any one person (and yet it is), IT IS.

I AM CRUSHING MY ENEMIES – fear, doubt, shame and this legacy of fear and doubt and shame LEAVE NOW. I’m sorry for your sickness, dear ancestors, but I am sending it to the grave.

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This client I talked to today. Among other things we talked about imposter syndrome.

I said to her:

you already are HER.
That healer you KNOW you are. You feel it. You know it. You ARE her.

Love you guys, whoever you are xo

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Is Mars In Scorpio Bad???

Let’s be honest.

People like Mars in Scorpio because Mars in Scorpio is sexy.

But that can’t be the beginning and the end of the blog post.

What else do we need to know about Mars in Scorpio today?
I have a few things I want to share…

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Scorpio is not a mess. On the surface :) 

There is much that is hidden. They hide the body! They have secrets. What you see on the surface? THAT IS NOT THE TRUE EXTENT OF THE MESS.

By mess I mean… whatever they feel they MUST hide from view and from you.

You may think you see it all or know it all but trust me – when it comes to Scorpio YOU DO NOT SEE IT ALL OR KNOW IT ALL.

And it may make you very uncomfortable the deeper you go, until you come to the glittering sea, the glittering Scorpio Sea. Yes, it exists!

This goes for any Mars in Scorpio in your life as well. Know that there are gaps in your knowledge about them.

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Mars is NOT strategic

Mars jumps into the burning building, which is why astrologers like Mars in strategic signs, like Capricorn and Scorpio. Capricorn and Scorpio plan ahead! Astrologers (and everyone) want to CALM MARS DOWN. Calm down that bloody warrior!!! Be less impulsive, less angry, less brutal. Be more like the High Priestess ha!

But recall my point above: there is much hidden beneath the surface with Mars in Scorpio.

Scorpio slows Mars down
Scorpio slows Mars down
Scorpio slows Mars down
Scorpio slows Mars down

Repeating this for emphasis. For warning.

Because Mars enters Scorpio tomorrow and I want to encourage YOU to not thrash around like bold and rash Mars but to use your powers of perception FIRST and then make your move.

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I am NOT saying Mars in Scorpio are bad people, but I am saying that Scorpio slows Mars down. Scorpio gives Mars time to plot and plan before he or she strikes.

They do this instinctively. They may not be aware they are doing this but they are doing this and I think we can all benefit from this incoming energy. THINK BEFORE YOU ACT.

Why? It saves energy first of all (Mars will blow itself up but that is not Mars in Scorpio purpose) and second of all what’s the point of an “attack” if it isn’t precise? I know some attacks need not be precise and shouldn’t be precise but Mars in Scorpio IS.

Why am I talking about ATTACKS? Because that’s what Mars does.

To be continued…

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Advice For Your Weekend: DO IT DIFFERENTLY (Mercury trine Uranus)

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Hmm. Looking at the landscape for this weekend. A few details. 

Mars enters Scorpio on Saturday (which needs its own blog post).
Moon will be in fret and putter Virgo.

Sunday is fascinating to me.

Mercury (retrograde) in Sagittarius and Venus in Sagittarius are busy (of course). Your mind and your heart. They’re in a wee bit of “trouble.”
A wee bit.

Mercury trine Uranus.
Venus square Neptune.
Mercury square Chiron.
All in one day!

AND the Virgo Moon will uncomfortably aspect the planets in Sag AND Uranus in Aries. It’s uneasy. Tricky. Discordant. Sagittarius wants no fences and VIRGO MOON IS A FENCE! Sag says LET’S GO and Virgo says: are you sure about that????

It’s not some terrible gruesome weekend BUT we have a mutable mess.

Gemini fills in the empty leg of the t-square. Are you listening Gemini?

I am not predicting the terrible and the gruesome but I think you will feel pressured to… measure up, to solve problems and put out fires, to be THE ONE they come to and make it all better, Gemini. And, frankly, I don’t think that’s your job — not this weekend anyway.

Mercury Uranus in inspired. GREAT!
But Venus Neptune is blindsided.
And Mercury Chiron is that negative tape loop in your head.
Can we just cruise on that Mercury Uranus vibration? Maybe.

How to navigate all this and turn it into something productive which is what Virgo Moon always wants? 

Putter. Tend to the little things. Straighten up the smaller room. Fold. 

Do it differently.
Do it out of order.
Do it fresh and new and Uranus + Virgo + Mercury retrograde?
That’s the sky. It’s what we have. It’s good!
But do it differently than EVER before.

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Mars Leaves Lollipop Libra For Secretive Planning-Your-Demise Scorpio

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This week. Hmm this week. Last week was SO DARK. The week, the weekend. I felt it. Crawling out of it. And let me tell you this week is better. I think this week is better. Why do I think this. Forget for a moment what we DO have. What we DO NOT have is a Full Moon, Mercury GOING retrograde, and a Mars Uranus opposition. Mars Uranus is VOLATILE and maybe nothing HAPPENED but many of us internalize this stuff. We feel it on the inside. Dark. Yucky. Angry. Impossible. THE END.

I know I know you could be an exception to this (hopefully not) but I think this week is easier.

Mars leaves lollipop Libra for secretive Scorpio. I’m TEASING! I’ve become a fan of Libra lately.  THANK YOU LIBRAS! Seriously. I probably have worked with Libra more than any other sign (is it so? Maybe).

But this is a significant shift!!! The focus becomes less on other people and more on our laser beam focused determination (which may be on a people yes it may be).

What is Scorpio? Aha wouldn’t you like to know???? Well, Jupiter is in Scorpio so there is a VERY Scorpio part of your life/chart/soul at this time!! And YES we will have a Mars Jupiter conjunction.

Remember that conjunctions are fusions. Conjunctions create a NEW BEING. It’s not Mars plus Jupiter. It’s not Jupiter plus Mars. It’s MARSJUPITER. What is MarsJupiter? What is MarsJupiter in Scorpio?

Mars is gonna take Jupiter in Scorpio and make it, well, it really depends where it is in YOUR CHART and what it’s doing to YOUR CHART. 

But in and of itself? I would use the word EXCESS here. Excessive force is possible. Excessive sexy. Excessive intense. Too much Mars? Hmm maybe.

Let’s use the gym as an example since I’m spending a lot of time there these days. On a Mars Jupiter day your energy will be HUGE. But in Scorpio? It will still be huge I think more precise. Fierce and precise and unstoppable. Pretty much.

SO. Somewhere in your chart this energy is coming. And coming. And coming.

Here’s some Mars Jupiter for you. The happy warrior.

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Do You Ever Feel You Are Resisting Expansion? Where’s Your Jupiter?

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To answer this question, we can turn our minds to JUPITER, who, in our lives, likes to make things grow.

Lately I feel like I’m resisting expansion so I wanted to bring this question to you.

ON THE OTHER HAND maybe it’s just not time. Doesn’t timing matter?

And on the other other hand, we grow in some areas and maintain in others.

Does life always have to be about conscious purposeful growth? Isn’t it always happening anyway?

Questions, questions…

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Instructions For Crushing Your Dark Of The Night Soul + Full Moon In Gemini This Weekend

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You have to find something that forces you to focus. And you need a little bit of good advice. Just a little.

I prefer you *not* choose sex — as your focus —

unless you have someone you really like having sex with and there is a commitment there – healthy and loyal. But that’s my bias, I know.


I teach independence.


I mostly want you to choose something about YOU. For YOU. Something that isn’t dependent on anyone else’s body or emotions or choices but your own — for your dark night of the soul lantern.

This weekend surely is one. A Dark Night for many. I’ve been feeling it. FULL MOON in Gemini and a slew of other aspects, most of them involving NEPTUNE, but then there’s that Mars Uranus opposition so the sudden breaks and breakthroughs are, well, sudden. Jarring even.

Thus the instruction is to alternate deep REST with deep FOCUS. That’s your lantern and that’s how you light your way out of the Dark Night should you wish to Eight-of-Cups it out of there. Yes it’s a repeating card for me last 24 hours.

And then today I pulled the Strength card for advice (slow, patient, gentle) as I was on my way to the gym to work on my deadlift and squats!

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About Friday (tomorrow):

Venus enters Sagittarius and the Mars Uranus opposition is exact. This is a lot of fire. YOU WILL BE ENTHUSED. This isn’t good or bad per se but it’s a lot of energy. THINKS TAROT SUIT OF WANDS. That fire.

For those of you who have been in a dark night of the soul slump, Friday could indeed be a blessing. IT WAKES YOU UP.

The problem here is control (or focus). You may feel angry. You may feel all over the place. Impatient! Aggravated. You may be trying to make peace but nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Mars in Libra (cooperation!) tries to tame lone wolf/leave-me-alone Uranus in Aries. Mars in Libra says BE NICE to Uranus in Aries. Mars in Libra feels sorry for him/herself. Uranus DOES NOT CARE. And Mars in Libra does not like Uranus’ swashbuckling ways! So they fight! AND Venus wants to par-tay! She leaves secretive Scorpio for storytelling Sagittarius. MANY WILL HAVE A STORY TO TELL ABOUT TOMORROW.

Saturday: JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE one of THE MOST spiritual aspects I think this aspect may be God him/herself

Sunday: MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE IN SAGITTARIUS and the Sun is square Neptune AND we have that Full Moon in Gemini which is also square Neptune!

NEPTUNE NEPTUNE NEPTUNE NEPTUNE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL and Mars Uranus and Venus into Sagittarius is your hammer to crush it like a walnut IF that’s what you want. Maybe you’ve cried enough and moped enough and you just need a hammer or a barbell on your back.

It’s December 2017. We made it.

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