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

"saturn square moon" It’s kind of a technical topic but an important one!

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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When A Transit Happened And Nothing Happened ASTROLOGY

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I was waiting. I was waiting for love. I was waiting for money. VENUS RULES LOVE AND MONEY. I’m not gonna hide from you, hide behind some wall of I DO NOT WANT. Because I DO want. I want love. I want money. Just like you. Doesn’t mean I’m totally empty but I WANT.

And I’ve been under this transit for all of late degree Saturn in Sagittarius: Saturn TRINE my Venus. Where Prince Charming? Where blank check?

WELL, there is much to consider and I’m gonna list just a few:

-the houses of the transit which are the AREAS OF LIFE to be affected
-other transits going on simultaneously which may hinder or help
-what the fuck is going on in your damn life! Transits happen to YOU, a soul in body
-the transit itself of course: which planets???? what is their NATURE????

I’ll use my own self as an example. Maybe you will relate! 

Transiting Saturn in my Fourth House (HOME) trine natal Venus in my Twelfth.

Can it get any more esoteric than this? Seriously? I mean, besides HOME. Fourth House is your home. That’s pretty practical but surely you can see that a 12th/4th trine is PROTECTION of the HOME. Spiritual protection thanks to your 12th House Spirit Guides.

And yet the 12th is also a money house. Did you know this? Despite my expenses TRUE STORY being MORE EXPENSIVE in Florida than when I was in NYC (!!!), all has remained stable. Money (Venus) has been stable (Saturn). DO I WANT MORE? YES. GIVE ME MORE. BUT. Here I am. Living life on my own terms (as a friend said to me).

Saturn will always TRY to create stability. This is Saturn’s nature to put ORDER IN YOUR LIFE. And yet this can be a problem of course. Because some situations need to be blown up but Saturn will tow the line, stick to the rules, be a good girl. Saturn is not a freak accident. Saturn is not pennies from heaven. Saturn is = work for it and get it IN PROPORTION. Saturn puts a frame around your life.

STABILITY IS NOT EXCITING. Or is it? Saturn is not Uranus. Saturn is not Pluto. Saturn is slow and not shocking. Saturn in a trine I would argue is still a lesson but not as sharp and not as hard. It will build you up. Easier to gain confidence than a Saturn square which seeks to make the lesson ache.

Strength training takes time. Steady increments. Go slow. Something about instant gratification culture. Consider that you may not feel or understand a long transit until after it’s DONE and you are NEW and one day you wake up with new skills fully manifested and you make decisions from that place. Consider that.

Some transits appear subtle or without fanfare, but make no mistake: something happened. OPEN YOUR EYES

But, MoonPluto, I’m looking! I HAVE been looking! And nothing, nothing. 
Look again, my friend. Look again.

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Saturn in Capricorn Through The First House (By Transit)

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So I’m thinking of starting a little series on Saturn through the Houses by transit because Saturn enters Capricorn next month!

The question of the day: WHAT WILL BE?

Well, much depends on your chart of course, whether the sign of Capricorn is unsupported or supported by your planets!!!!

I think this matters MORE than the fact that Saturn is “at home” in Capricorn.

Let’s say Saturn will be transiting your FIRST HOUSE?

In the words of the first astrologer I ever went to, when I was in my mid-20s:

Now you’re back in charge! 

I know many of my clients with Saturn First House transits have heard me use this phrase. It’s still true. I still believe it.

We cannot underestimate this movement from the 12th to the 1st! From dark to light. From above horizon to below. Seems contradictory, doesn’t it?

Saturn through the First House is a powerful Aries/Mars transit (because the First House is associated with Aries/Mars) despite the beginning of going underground!! Houses one, two, three, four, five, and six are BELOW the horizon!!

Make sense? Saturn First House begins a new cycle among all the other cycles you are going through, with or without Mr. Saturn. A cycle of POWER. How do you feel about power? YOUR POWER.

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Some things to remember about Saturn through the First House 

-First House is an ANGULAR (cardinal) house so life will MOVE. Things will change. Momentum! Dynamic experiences. You take initiation even if that initiative is sitting still. The other day a friend said to me: I LEARN BY DOING. I told her that “non doing” is also DOING.

-You will be called upon to be an AUTHORITY or EXPERT in your life and to be the authority or expert OF your life.

-Remember the First opposes the Seventh House. This transit will cause you to evaluate/re-evaluate your Seventh House i.e. OTHER PEOPLE i.e. who is in your life. Remember that the First House squares your Tenth/Fourth axis — career and home EXPECT SHIFTS OR ADJUSTMENTS IN THESE AREAS.

-Saturn is the Boss. BE THE BOSS. Take charge. Take control. Be firm. Have a plan. Commit. GROW UP GROW UP GROW UP GROW UP GROW UP.

Easier said than done? YES. But it wouldn’t be Saturn if it were “easy.” Often enough I talk to clients who say: I am Saturn so will Saturn transits really bother me? I am Pluto (well aspected Moon Pluto conjunction First House) and PLUTO OPPOSE MY SUN BOTHERED ME. Transits don’t happen and NOTHING happens.

Growing up doesn’t mean you need to be like anyone else. Growing up doesn’t mean you need a “normal” job or “normal life” — whatever that means.

Growing up means living YOUR LIFE with integrity. Grow up. Be you. Don’t expect or require anyone to clean up after you. Yes I know many charts/souls in this incarnation have a built-in clean-up crew (you know who you are) but Saturn finds this repulsive when it’s moving through the First House of Be The Boss Of Your Life And Stop Outsourcing Your Responsibility.

Make sense? Let me know! Stay tuned for Saturn in the Second House!

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Your Truth: Mercury Enters Sagittarius This Weekend

"mercury retrograde in sagittarius"Mercury enters Sagittarius on Sunday and this matters extra because Mercury will go retrograde in this sign, at the very end of the sign, AND we will have THREE count ‘em THREE Mercury Saturn conjunctions. THREE.

Serious stuff. Serious mind. Serious Sagittarius house.

YOU HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE. You can’t just speed through. You can’t ignore the details. You shouldn’t. Mercury in Sagittarius, fire sign, may want to speed through but not this time because of Saturn, because of the retrograde. You must slow down. You must look. You must be the best of Sagittarius. What is the best of Sagittarius? They see in you what no one else could. They see the best of you. They see the truth.

Saturn in Sagittarius slows down Sagittarius. Mercury and Saturn together slows down Mercury. And a retrograde is a review. Honey bear, this is no ordinary Mercury retrograde and this is no ordinary Mercury in Sag.

The least you need to know FOR NOW (and I’ll blog more about the details of this transit):

Your Sagittarius house (or houses) need your attention at this time.

I don’t want to call it a problem to be solved. Call it a puzzle. There’s a puzzle piece inside this house of your chart and it links up, connects to, your natal Jupiter, transiting Jupiter, and the houses they are in.

Think of your natal Jupiter as holding the key to this transit for you. And that key opens the lock of your Sagittarius house.

In plain English? JUPITER IS THE KEY TO YOUR PERSONAL MERCURY IN SAGITTARIUS TRANSIT. Explore Jupiter in your birth chart and you’ll see what you need to see, understand what you need to understand, feel what you need to feel, know what you need to know!

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Sagittarius in Hell + The Stars This Week!

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Sagittarius is the storyteller.

They don’t stop talking. And I don’t mean this in a mean or critical way.

I’ve always had Sagittarius in my life, especially women. I love them. My favorite priest is a Sagittarius. Even the friendly and fierce manager of my favorite coffee shop is a Sag. And yes I’m sure there are quiet and demure ones, but I haven’t met them yet in real life.

Also as you probably know, Saturn (symbolizing restriction, limitation, wisdom, the teacher) is leaving Sagittarius this December and will enter its home sign of Capricorn.

So please get ready to listen to Sagittarius.

This is my advice: you will need to be patient.

Almost every Sagittarius Sun, Moon, and Rising has been through hell over the last 2 1/2 years and they have a lot to say. So be patient. Listen. Okay okay tune out when you must ;) but then LISTEN!!!!

Sagittarius, believe it or not, has been QUIET all this time. They have not been able to speak their truth, not like they need to, not like they SHOULD!

But Saturn leaves their sign and they will finally be free to speak again and teach again and travel again and roam and romp again. They will be free to tell their stories again, feel hope again.

And it will be worth listening to.


I was about to say it was going to be an uneventful week

UNTIL I saw Venus square Pluto (exact on Friday).

Earlier in the week, while that square is building:

Mercury trine Neptune (Tuesday) is a breeze. It’s BLISS. Blissful. Your mind on drugs except you don’t need any. I have this in my natal. I call it the poet’s aspect! Yes it’s great for writing.

Sun conjunct Jupiter (Thursday) is a full on ray of sunshine, but it’s SCORPIO SUNSHINE this week. We’re traveling through the underworld. The underworld can be dark. The underworld can be steamy. THE UNDERWORLD IS FULL OF DEAD PEOPLE. It’s the underworld after all.


What to do?

How to act?

Who to talk to?

What to avoid?

Honestly I think this week feels GOOD but it feels better for some than others.

For those of us who enjoy intense Pluto undercurrents, we are in our element. This is our sea. We never want to stay on the surface of things anyway.

The Venus Pluto square isn’t bad but it keeps us on edge all week with questions such as:

who really has the power here? Me? Them?

Who? And do I even want it?? Do I want to give it up? Hmmmm???

Problems may arise because Venus’ seduction skills can cloak some of the more nefarious Pluto influences. And you may fall hook, line, and sinker for whatever Pluto offers you.

Listen to me:


Take your time. Evaluate. DO YOUR RESEARCH. Scorpio always does


I keep thinking about this combination: Scorpio Season begins today (writing to you Sunday October 22nd) with Mars entering Libra:

Mars “rules” Scorpio (traditional ruler).

And Mars in Libra hunts Libra people places things. Mars in Libra hunts LOVE.

With the Sun in Scorpio it’s gonna be more relentless. Ruthless even.

So I recommend you figure out what you want and go for it but in a Libra way. Charm it.

Choose your weapon (i.e. strategy) and make sure it’s a pretty one

And this:

Don’t hunt anything you do not HAVE TO HAVE.

These times, these days, right now, are for keeps. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!


Some Relationships Rob You: Saturn Goes Retrograde on Wednesday

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March 1st, 2017

I’m up before dawn and thinking about relationships,
how there are some relationships that rob you.

Here’s just one example, a dramatic example, you have sex with someone and they disappear, discard you.

I’m not talking about an average one-night stand (if there is such a thing) but the kind of situation where you are dating someone, starting to date someone, or friends! You have a connection that is beyond the body.

And you have sex and they disappear. I have clients go thru this over and over. I’ve been through it too – in fact my first sexual experience as an 18 year old was one of these. I was starry eyed and I thought that a man finding me sexually attractive (after losing a lot of weight) meant something. Meant something more. Sex is not a rite of passage in the ways we’d like to think. It doesn’t make you more mature. It doesn’t force wisdom upon you. In fact, I think it forces stupid upon most people.

Some relationships rob you but I think it’s important not to create too many stories around them and instead forgive yourself — you don’t have to forgive them — but forgive you if you can and want to. You likely knew what the outcome would be and that is likely why you were drawn to it: living through a disappointment or trauma again, allowing it to happen, in the hopes to cure or fix it. And, also people suck :)

Saturn going retrograde is a major transit but it’s one of a few planets that will be retrograde in April.

I can hear it now:

but MoonPluto, why are you talking about relationships and Saturn? Isn’t that Venus? Or Jupiter in Libra? 

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Honey, EVERY planet is a relationship planet, our relationships with other humans, animals, nature, the Holy Spirit, and not least of all, ourselves.

And Saturn rx calls for such a MASSIVE review of where we are at, in my humble opinion.

Are you passing the tests? Do you need tutoring? What have you learned so far? What kind of homework would be best? What are you learning?

I go back and forth with my Florida situation and I’ve got Saturn through my Fourth House. I’m having a house story and a Florida story and a roots and family and memory story and why am I still here alone (on this earth) story. Because you have standards, MoonPluto? Because you don’t suffer fools, MoonPluto? Because you have PTSD, MoonPluto. It all figure in. Connected disconnected. I don’t lead a double life. This is ME. Astrologer, tarot reader, mystic, contemplative, poet. In small town Florida? Even in small town college town Florida in the Internet Age, I am mostly misunderstood. Truth.

Yesterday talking to a client with Aquarius Rising and her telling me she doesn’t feel that she belongs anywhere AND she is a Libra. I’m a Cancer. These are two signs who crave home and belonging and other people despite whatever the blocks are. I have three PERSONAL planets in the 11th House. PERSONAL. Personal Impersonal.

For Saturn retrograde I want you to recall why you’re here. There are always lessons.

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And my Florida lessons lately… I’m thinking I need to go within because I would say, after a year here, despite feeling something for the land and the air and the birds, I am about 95% misunderstood by most people I meet. It’s odd. Odder than usual. So I think I will be more careful, more choosy, say less, make friends sparingly, and remember that I’m in a small town and small town thinking has nothing to do with place.

We all get lonely. We all need help. And maybe my Saturn lesson is about my Pluto transit which is refining my personality, peeling it back. So much critique from others which is bullying really. Silencing. I’m not interested in being robbed. Instead I cut people out. Survival.

Saturn goes retrograde tomorrow and there is a lesson. The key is not to let it make you overly cynical or skeptical or sad or hopeless or cut everyone out. And that’s why we have Jupiter and the other planets, so that life isn’t only Saturn. I know it’s hard though, my friends. It is so beautiful on the porch as I write to you.

With the retrograde we get a break. I hope during yours, you can be less hard on yourself.

Let me mention one other thing now – we are under some cardinal planet crazy this week including a Sun Pluto square. Try not to pick at your scabs or anyone else’s. Don’t waste your time with self-loathing. You’ve got better things to do.

Find your tribe. They are out there.


Blessed Are The PeaceMakers: Jupiter Enters Libra September 9th

"saturn trine uranus"I’m not going to write one big Jupiter in Libra blog post.
I’m going to keep talking about Jupiter in Libra — all year long.

Jupiter leaves Virgo and enters Libra September 9th MERE DAYS FROM NOW — and shall remain there until October 2017, a little more than a year.

Everybody complains, complained, about Jupiter in Virgo. I don’t blame them. Jupiter expands what it touches and although Virgos are healers they can be critical or negative and tend to miss the forest for the trees and we need moments, days, months, years, without critique or analysis. Sometimes we need to sleep. Virgos don’t sleep. Not really.

But I don’t want to complain about Jupiter in Virgo or the mutable mess (the Jupiter Saturn Neptune t-square) in this blog post.

I want to look towards the FUTURE which is very Jupiterean behavior of course. Mercury (ruler of Virgo and of Jupiter in Virgo) sees what’s right in front of its face whereas Jupiter and Sagittarius look towards the horizon and then the next and then the next horizon until he or she can no longer be seen.

A few things have come to mind for me already as I’ve been obsessing about this transit:

*diehard or longterm singles will hook up and likely be looking for longterm (marriage)

*many WILL marry

*even those who have taken vows of CHASTITY for whatever reason will be moved to seek holy or unholy union under this transit

*less work (Virgo) and more LEISURE will be emphasized. Libra is ruled by Venus who rules leisure and pleasure and LUXURY (Jupiter square Pluto will thus be very interesting. Think about that one. What kind of luxury is that, my friends? Hmmmmm.)

*the collective will focus on the following: Justice, Fairness, THE LAW. Courts of law. You will see this in news stories no doubt, on social media. Discussions of WHAT IS FAIR. Also, of course, discussions of WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL (which is nothing new, but the discussions will be less coarse and more refined).

*more forward movement OVERALL for ALL and I am talking about YOUR LIFE. Jupiter in a cardinal sign. Cardinal signs are those that align with the Equinoxes (Cancer/Capricorn/Aries/Libra!). They announce the seasons. They ANNOUNCE their existence! They are considered dynamic and forward moving. They CHANGE. Less vacillation, like the mutable signs. Less stubborn, like the fixed signs.

*fascinating outer transits!!! Jupiter in Libra will OPPOSE Uranus in Aries. Jupiter in Libra will SQUARE Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter in Libra will sextile Saturn in Sagittarius! Cancer is the “empty leg” of this Cardinal t-square and thus the LIVES OF CANCERS will change yet again. I am NOT saying BAD changes. But change continues to be the meal of the day for Cancers.

And yet…

You have more of what makes you happy during this transit.

And even if you do have less? You won’t be so picky about it, like Jupiter in Virgo who has a tendency to complain.

Again, I don’t mean to disparage Virgo. I have a ton of Virgo in my chart. But I know first hand how rigid they can be. The endless (mental) lists of fault finding what is wrong. They often do not even realize they do this. Point it out and maybe they see it but then go back to the same old. Mercury is the Mind and Mercury the Mind is the hardest thing to change! Negative thought patterns! The lack of vision. Lack of hope. NOT ALL VIRGOS no. But the low vibration or the habitual is as difficult as any other low vibration.  Libra also has its bad side BUT I posit that:

during Jupiter in Libra you will have more pleasure, more leisure, more friendship, more affection, more desire for commitment, more love, more beauty and of course it’s not that simple (what with hard angles from Pluto and Uranus) but I feel it (the life you create if it supports who you are and what you value) has the potential to be lasting — because of that sextile (harmonious) to Saturn who creates structures of integrity.

“Balance” is a common keyword for the opposition and it is also a common keyword for Libra. But a common Jupiter keyword is expansion. So here we have this expanded instinct for balance with Jupiter in Libra and yet it will be opposing (seeking balance) with WILDMAN URANUS IN ARIES. Conflict is another “opposition” keyword.

This, my friends, will be very interesting. Of which will you seek more? On which side will you err? Jupiter or Uranus? Libra or Aries? And across what axis in your chart will you experience this?

I’m getting ahead of myself though. I will talk more about each of these individual transits as they come up.

At its best, Jupiter in Libra will bring us more awareness of what we value, more discussion of what we value, more writing about and thinking about what we value, on an individual level and in the collective. I consider this good. Discussion of values leads to knowing ourselves.

Jupiter rules blessing, rules benediction. At its best Jupiter in Libra will bring us peace.

One other thing to think about before I say goodbye for now:

Libra is known for her/his indecisiveness or passive aggressive “forcing” others to make the first move, to initiate, to decide. Libra is ruled by Venus and Venus is lazy. Squared or Trined, Venus is lazy. The square or trine shows how we FEEL about it at any given time. The square or trine shows our life experience at any given time. Venus does not rule hard work. Venus rules relaxation.

Well think about this my darlings in terms of your own decision making process and in terms of your own initiation process, Jupiter in Libra will BRING YOU (Us) MORE decisions to be made and perhaps more indecisiveness in regards to WHAT TO DO perhaps because BOTH OPTIONS (or all of the options) have their value!!! OMG!

So you are REALLY going to have to know WHO YOU ARE and WHAT YOU WANT to make these decisions and not leave it up to the other person


The decisions being made? They are Jupiter Pluto, Jupiter Uranus, Jupiter Saturn decisions.  And then whatever else Jupiter in Libra will aspect in your chart.

Think about that, as just one example of the coming days: what is Jupiter Pluto luxury to YOU. Jupiter Pluto beauty. Jupiter Pluto FAIRNESS. Jupiter Pluto decisions.

What about Jupiter Uranus? You will be balancing, trying to balance, trying to PLEASE, these two energies.

Okay my friends. This blog post has gone on long enough and I promised I wouldn’t write a book.

And yet Jupiter rules publishing.


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Saturn Went Direct. Venus Is Square Saturn. Next Week Something Else Will Happen

I’m not really sure why I haven’t been blogging but I haven’t been blogging.

Been working, business as usual, doing readings, two classes, another one to start end of this month and I’m plenty alive on Facebook and Instagram but not much blogging.

Saturn went direct today. That’s a big deal. We’re also under a Venus Saturn square. Ain’t nobody like that.

Next week is a Full Moon (that only some consider an Eclipse) but when I think about writing about it I feel eh.

And if I catch a stray phrase or two from someone else’s blog it doesn’t interest me either.


What will become of my blog? I’m not sure yet although I’m still here. Still writing and thinking just not on the blog.

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The House Is The Honey (When The Sun’s In Cancer)

For a Cancer, letting someone into your house is like having sex with them.

That may sound like hyperbole to you but I’m making a point.
About the privacy and intimacy and sacredness of the Cancerian home.
And maybe you feel the same.
Maybe you have a heavily aspected Moon or 4th House planets.
Or maybe you just feel the same.

Last year I was dating (for lack of a better word) this Taurus…

and after it ended he told me how (in backhanded compliment way) he likes a “nice room” —
and was uncomfortable in my apartment (because he likes a nice room lol) and how it was a testament to ME, how awesome I am, that he was even able to tolerate it at all, that I made it okay. My awesomeness was stronger than my shithole of an apartment apparently.
And how it was “good for him” to experience that.

I had let this person into my body and dear reader it was a sexual connection beyond the likes I’d ever experienced (our Mars conjunct). He had no complains about *that* house.

Cancer Season + Saturn transiting my 4th House:
Saturn = BOUNDARY.
4th House = home, your inner self, Cancer, the Moon, where the Soul enters.

And the sky is a Saturn square Neptune sky. This square is VERY much still active. It has not been clear who to let in, who NOT to let it. It’s becoming painfully clear under this square. 

There was a time in my glorious delusional Neptune self when I couldn’t picture kissing anyone but that Taurus. I really liked him. But now I’m on the other side of it. I will never let him in my new house, my beautiful old new house, my chamber, my hive, my honey. He offered a few weeks ago. To come see me. Once I got settled. No, I said.

The house is the honey and the honey is the hive and I used to share it pretty freely, if I wanted to. Not sooo self-protective if I liked you. But I’ve learned that… the more I like you, the MORE I need to self-protect, not less.


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Venus Saturn Lessons

Do you have a Venus Saturn aspect in your chart? A hard aspect?
Just posted this on my Facebook: 

Protective in the right way, protective in the wrong way.

Saturn = limitation, safety, protection.

Thinking of Venus Saturn hard aspects in the natal or by transit –

Protective in the wrong way :
rejecting before you get rejected, “certain” it will happen because it always has or always will.
Pretending you don’t like someone when you actually do Fear (Saturn) you won’t be liked (Venus).

Protective in the right way:
TRULY KNOWING YOUR WORTH (Venus) thus having good self-esteem. INTEGRITY (Saturn). You know your worth. You teach your worth. You have integrity.

Not having sex when you don’t want to.
Not saying yes to a date when you don’t want to.
Not feeling like you have to tell a lie to get out of it.
YOUR NEEDS MATTER. You don’t EVER have to say YES to someone.
Your desires matters. Know what you value.

Protect (Saturn) what you value (Venus).

This came to mind because I had a revelation about a previous relationship — he did not value me.
I did not value me. I GAVE me. But value? Hmm.

My intention moving forward: it won’t happen again.

If someone wants me? If I want them back? It may take a while :)

Saturn will trine my Venus while in Sagittarius but I have the square in my natal.
Learning the lesson, teaching the lesson.

TEACH (Saturn) your worth (Venus) – how? Behavior.

And this is different than being overly harsh or “bitchy” — that’s more like the square – putting someone in their place just because…
that “just because” may actually be your own insecurity and fear they will reject you first.


Delayed But Not Deterred! The June Class Is On! Summer Summer Summer With Love & Hope

"saturn goes direct"The class got postponed – the June Group.

I moved and, well, I took on too much!

I decided to delay it so now we are gearing up again to talk SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER with love and hope. 

This blog post here has the basic nuts and bolts, how classes work with me, what it costs, etc.

And I still have the same idea in mind -

I want to talk about July and August transits and how they will affect you + Tarot.

I put up your charts. We talk transits in general (why they matter, what they mean) and what they may mean for you!  What story is your chart telling this summer? What challenges? What support can be found?

Just send me an email if you have any questions :) and click on the link above for the details from before (still relevant but the dates have changed).

AND the June Special on Readings continues – I am doing these mega offers this summer – a different one each month. In September? Well, in September things will probably change… 

From My Saturn Through The 4th House Transit

"saturn through the 4th house" From my Facebook: 

To truly get what you desire and value (whatever that is), you cannot have a continual adversarial relationship with life itself, with being alive itself.

Life itself will keep tripping you up then.

Thinking about the Tarot I’ve drawn for the house (that I’m interested in renting) and thinking about Saturn through my 4th House, a far far more spiritual and *healing” transit than I’d previously given credit.

Mostly what I’d heard were horror stories and I definitely had my own with no wisdom in sight about this transit. Until the Wisdom came.

The Wisdom:

If I have mixed feelings, fundamental mixed feelings about being HERE, on a core/root level, why on earth would Life Itself put me in a home that will feel like home, a safe home, a home that will last.

It won’t be until I say, on ALL the levels, from all the chakras, from my guts, from everything I have and am, “OKAY. I GIVE IN. I’M HERE. I SUBMIT to Life Itself.

Until then???? Exodus.

I have to AGREE to BE HERE “differently” than before, to get that house and make it MY house. Not be adversarial with House. Or afraid of House. But BE HERE.

But that’s my issue, my transit. For you? Something else is going on.


More Thoughts From My Saturn (Because If I’m Not Teaching Then There’s No Point)

"uranus square pluto"Yesterday an old friend said to me that I “dodged a bullet” and I thought to myself: are you kidding?? I got shot! Didn’t dodge no bullet. I’m riddled with them. Swiss cheese! But there is such a thing as surgery and wounds heal. I know THE BEST surgeons in town. In whatever town I find myself.

Last night at the Shabbat table: it was amazing. the Rabbi and Rebbetzin were in great moods. I was too. Lots of laughter and food and wisdom and then we started talking Big Foot and Vampires and eventually the conversation came back around to Torah and Kabbalah and it was a damn near perfect evening of friendship and love and food. Did I mention food? And knowledge and holiness. And food. And cake. Before dinner my Rebbetzin was thinking out loud about whether to put both cakes on the table for dessert. Is that a question? I asked.

But about those bullets: see, life goes on. And you are bulletproof. You can save them as souvenirs. You can dump them in the river. One thing is for sure: if truth is on your side, then karma is too. Those who shoot you shall do no lasting harm and you know what? There are two kinds of transits in this world: there are the transits of Fate and the transits of Fate ;) Listen to your transits. They will tell you where you’re at and how you’re doing. I mean YOUR transits. Not the transits that happen to your loved ones or your hated ones but the ones happening to YOUR body and soul. See the difference? Because there is one.

I was writing about Saturn last night and Saturn is still on my mind this morning. The idea that we reap what we sow is very Saturn because Saturn rules Fate and Karma. Saturn in Sagittarius will not be happy with your exaggerations and empty promises. That’s the low side of Sag (exaggeration and empty promises). And the square to Neptune in Pisces is not helping. Neptune in Pisces makes you think you can get away with it.

Wake up.

And this: no matter where Saturn is transiting your chart, it is high time you not only take responsibility and do your duty (especially in regards to Sagittarius matters i.e. some travel may be required of you to complete this holy mission) but ALSO break free of unjust limitation. Know what I mean? Giving away YOUR authority and your strength and your INTEGRITY is limiting you. Break free of that. Break free of *not* acting in integrity.


Advice For The Mutables: Saturn In Sagittarius

"saturn square neptune"Oh I do feel for you, Sagittarius Suns and Risings and Moons! Saturn (the teacher) is in your sign, as you know. And Saturn will retrograde at 16 degrees, back to 9 degrees. We won’t be starting the transit over completely but pretty damn close.

I’ve got some advice for you.

You have to grow up.

Maybe you already are grown. Maybe not. But you have to grow up. This is Saturn. Mature. Wise. You have to act with INTEGRITY. You have to tell the truth. Not stories, not tall tales, but truth.

If you, dear Sagittarius Sun Moon Rising, act without integrity, it will only come back to hurt you. This is the astrology! If you are under Saturn, you have to follow the rules, Saturn’s rules.

And this goes for ALL the mutable signs because Saturn is squaring or opposing you – Gemini, Virgo, Pisces – but for Sagittarius most of all because, yes, Saturn is in YOUR sign.

Acting with integrity. Taking responsibility. For your actions, for your life.

I felt I had to say it plain. I’ve got all these mutable sign clients lately and if there is one thing I know for sure, it’s what Saturn requires: that you stop being a whiny bitch ;)

Thanks for that phrase, Annette. You made me laugh. And I share Annette’s phrase with love, I truly do. I love my mutables (I have mutable planets too!!) but Saturn is here for us and Saturn isn’t about the love but about the LAW.  Saturn’s Law. Get to know it and you’ll do just fine.


So In The New Year + The Stars Tomorrow! End of 2015 BYE

"new year's eve" So in the New Year (news and commercials. Scroll down for the Astrology). 

I will return to more blogging blogging blogging, the writing writing writing  — although still with the videos. I’ll also most likely be back on Beliefnet with the Tarot column! 

There will be a January astrology class and I am running my special on readings throughout January as well – $65 for one hour and then back up to usual rate in February (unless I change my mind!). This rate is for VOICE or CHAT only. Email Readings are regular price. 

Someone just wrote me about life coaching and YES I do this, it’s the way to work with me in-depth. The Reading Bundles are for this purpose. Also am taking Tarot students for 1:1 lessons. All of this CONTINUES. 

Beginning of next week may be a bit slow but then back up to speed. 

No other business at this time to share with you :) New Year on the way. 

Uranus went direct square my Sun and the Sun was square my Uranus and… change is afoot! The Tarot Fives! 

END OF THE YEAR! I fucking HATED this year. And I am happy to swear here, on my own blog. I swore in one of my videos and some yahoo chastised me for it ANYWAY fuck you 2015.

As for the STARS tomorrow, the last day of the year:

keep busy. Still under a VIRGO MOON until NIGHT or wee hours depending on your time zone. In fact wow very few exact aspects tomorrow. Moon Jupiter conjunction in the morning feels good. Moon trine Mercury (Virgo/Capricorn) also feels good NOT crazy :) unlike that doozy of a Full Moon. See, I think we end 2015 on a stable no nonsense note. On the West Coast of the U.S. the Moon is in Libra for the midnight tolling but other time zones may still be in VIRGOLAND. Interesting isn’t it? Some of you will say goodbye with Virgo mind and others with Libraland. Which do you prefer?????????

If I’m not back tomorrow, Happy New Year. Blessings to you.



Tarot Forecast for SAGITTARIUS 2016

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It’s Almost The New Year! Here Is Your 2016 Reading + Today’s Tarot

"mars trine pluto"This special reading is available all December. 
A TAROT spread for the New Year:
I want to do a Celtic Cross for you, see the influences leaving and the energy coming in plus the Zodiac Spread, one card per Astrological House 

And a peek at your 2016 Outer Planet transits:
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron.

60-minutes-ish (could go a little long), $95
Order and schedule today xoxo

(I really prefer PHONE for this – or Skype if you are not in the U.S. – No email readings with these.)

Not Broken: Saturn On My IC

Saturn on my IC has proved dangerous so far — emotionally and physically — the first time it went into Sagittarius and this time around — although clearly I’m still here, typing to you.

Last night I was watching Grey’s Anatomy (so what else is new), Season Six, and Meredith decides that she will give a piece of her liver to the father who was never a father to her and just “the man who poured my cereal.”

And how if she doesn’t give a part of her liver to the man who was never her father, it probably wouldn’t affect her life “that much,” but it would break Lexi (her newly discovered stepsister).

"saturn through the 4th house" What transits have threatened to break you? Are you broken? 


Saturn in Sagittarius (Part One of Many)

"saturn in sagittarius"Saturn is back in Sagittarius — and we’re supposed to wax poetic now and philosophical now about what it all means — which of course is very Sag right? Make some keyword soup.

THE MEANING OF LIFE, searching for the meaning of life, is often ascribed to the 9th House and Jupiter and Sag and yes it is an INTELLECTUAL sign. They love a good debate!

Sag is smart and, yes, philosophical, and I want to contrast the personal with the philosophical.

Philosophy creates distance. Philosophy is an example. It’s a head trip, not blood and guts or messy emotion.  It’s not your life story. It’s the story about… that guy over there and what HE went through.

I think Saturn in Sagittarius is going to challenge the Archers in this way (to name just one way, right now) — that they will be compelled, challenged, to be and live LESS impersonally, and that there will be DEAD ENDS rather than throughways and mountaintops for those Saggies who insist on logic and big picture at the expense of messy emotion and the practical magic of daily life.

Messy emotion. Mmmmmmm love me some messy emotion.

I had a friend — a good friend once upon a time — I loved to talk with her more than anyone. Scorpio Rising, Taurus Moon, Sag Sun. DEEP. An artist and storyteller (so many stories) who had trouble finishing her paintings. I could sit and talk with her for hours. There was no information overload – she was the best of Sag, in my opinion — truly philosophical, poetic, visionary, perceptive, an expansive creative intellectual gift — pretty much everything she said was interesting and her Taurus Moon warmth was like… it was like a cake. Falling into a fluffy cake. Oh yes she often said the hurtful thing (I witnessed this) and once it was directed towards me and I let her know in my Cancerian way that it was NOT going to work. Not with me – as I left her apartment in tears. And it never happened again. She learned to choose her words. I still miss her. So rare — to find that person you really can sit and talk with all night. I can still hear her say, about a man she decided not to continue dating, “I am not impressed. What is that? I am not impressed with that.”

"uranus square mercury"She was lucky but as lucky as she was, she was generous, charitable, and she would cry when you’d cry. Real tears. And then say “I’ll make us a tea!”

Another thing about Sag, the best of Sag, they can see in you what is real and true but hasn’t happened yet. It’s more than prophesy, it’s… seeing the BEST you can be. She was the first person (maybe the only one ever) who told me I would make a wonderful mother, who saw that in me. I couldn’t believe it? ME? No one thought I’d do much at all.

Now that Saturn is in Sag I think it’s time to give her a call — it’s been a while. The Uranus Pluto square blew my life apart. I’m putting it back together.

Are you feeling philosophical?


Saturn in Sagittarius: Advice for the Broken Archer and Her Friends

"saturn in sagittarius" I’d be lying if I said it was going to be easy, that any of this will be easy —
Saturn entering Sagittarius is not going to be easy for Sag Sun, Moon, Rising. It’s not.

Jupiter in Virgo WILL help. Will remind you of who you used to be (I approve of the square) —

but I do not believe Saturn in your sign is an easy time.

I remember Saturn in Cancer (my Sun). I remember Saturn on my Moon Pluto in Virgo and in my 1st House. I’m coming up on the square. Saturn in my 4th square my 1st.

Sometimes I think (I would think) all I do is lose. What do I have left to lose? When you have nothing to lose, you have everything. Stupid platitude? Maybe. But true story. (I write these words and make sure God knows that I have PLENTY left to lose so please God don’t mistake my rhetoric for a dare.)

But I want to tell you again what I said the other day — about the crossroads. That the crossroads are where anything can happen. So what do you choose? The more consciousness, the more reality, the more possibility. This is very Saturn in Sag thinking. Saturn = reality. Sagittarius = possibility, the PROMISE. Combine the real with the ideal.

Will I be too broken by then? A client asked me.

She’s Gemini Rising, Saturn will transit her 7th House. Funny how Saturn can be a a limit, an end, a death, and/or a commitment. She’ll have to decide. What to do what to do. Who to care about. What to do.

Dear Gemini Rising:

making a decision means you cut off all the other options. And yes it feels like a death. To some extent I think you can decide not to be too broken by it, but if you’re doing this life thing right, you shouldn’t be the same person at the end of the process. Straight from the heart. That’s what true transformation is, the kind I find myself not wishing on anyone and yet necessary if you want to not be an asshole forever (not saying you are one, but you know what I mean.) Truly awake.

I’m not sure what to do said a gal in the chat room just now.

She’s also a Gemini Rising (although not the one I was talking to in this blog post). I told her to stay there until she knows. Like a dog, right? Stay. I don’t mean that in an insulting way but in the perfect way that good dogs stay.

How do you feel about Saturn in Sag? 


Grace Grande: Jupiter Opposes Neptune

"full moon eclipse in aries" I have an assignment now — an assignment from the Gods – the best assignment ever – for me.

To write a book of poems. I want to write a (new) book of poems. The thing that never happened (background: Iowa MFA, poems published in journals, plays produced, but not the book, not yet the book that’s part of my story) and then a couple years ago made a Facebook Friend, a marvelous poet who has created her own press —

and in the Jupiter class we have been map makers, making maps over the four weeks — and this morning I ditched my map for one sentence and hung it on the wall – my entire map, one sentence, that book, the writing of it is how I will “get through” this time.

“This time” meaning all kinds of things

but the writing is the torch. And it’s been a long time. Since I wrote a poem. Since I tried to write a poem (last time was 2013 after Las Vegas). I was purely about the plays since Saturn in Virgo, poetic plays yes but plays nonetheless, collaboration, not the lone voice of the poet in the wilderness, which is where I am, out here. Voice from the wilderness, from down below, from exile.

But it’s one thing to conceptualize, to hope, to describe. It’s another thing to write from that place, from the moment. So that is coming. To write from the place.

What’s new with you? 

We are on the verge of even more changes – slew of transits this week – some concerning Mercury (mind) and Saturn (rules), some not — we are between the Eclipses (portals to the new life) and life is not about everything in its place but finding grace while we are here.

Jupiter opposing Neptune is grace grande.

What to do with this transit?

Whatever you want. Neptune rules dreams and Jupiter “expands what it touches” so make it big and make it good and make a wish.


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