The Stars This Week: SUN

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We have another interesting week on our hands and the SUN is in charge.

I say the Sun is in charge because it’s the Sun making all these aspects to outer planets. And that’s not all. Venus enters Aquarius too. Sign changes are always big news but listen:

we have Sun sextile Jupiter, Sun conjunct Saturn, Sun trine Uranus! Sun square Chiron too.

Sun Jupiter is lucky, Sun Saturn is hard working, Sun Uranus is electric, Sun Chiron yes can be painful, and healing. One by one the Sun touches them all.

The Sun in your natal chart is you but I also believe the transiting Sun in the sky is you too. It lights up that part of your chart. It illumines. Time to discover exactly what. What you need to know.

What I want to say about these is simple: pay attention.

Your Sagittarius House is lit up. Your Libra House. Your Aries House. Yes we have a building Jupiter Uranus opposition with Saturn making good aspects to both!

And here comes the Sun saying: LOOK HERE!!!!!!!!!!


Miss Hope: Sun Sextile Jupiter This Weekend

When the Sun’s in Cancer, we remember —

the Moon, which rules Cancer, rules memory, rules the details and angst and thrills of memory — and when the Sun’s in Cancer we will remember. We will spend a lot of time remembering.

So much has happened — I said to the gals in one of the chatrooms – at 3am last night, already my birthday. So much has happened. It was in response to receiving a message from an “Old friend.” There is no conversation to pick up now. No chain that a quick link repair can fix. It’s in the past. If something dramatic were to happen, more dramatic than “hi how are you happy birthday.” Because so much has happened and this is not a hatchet I want to bury which is VERY Cancer Season, the Season of the Grudge. 

I am holding many grudges these days. I have a grudge against the weather. I probably will have a grudge against my electric bill. And my stomach. Cancer Season and we are ruled by worry – digestion has been a bit off of late.

But can we turn grudge into grateful. Do we need to. Do we want to. I think we can. I quote that famous Richard Hugo poem so often – even though the last romantic lines are about a girl, it doesn’t have to be about a girl. She’s hope.  I know I know if you are female and reading this you are tired of being personified and yet:

“The money you buy lunch with,
no matter where it’s mined, is silver
and the girl who serves your food
is slender and her red hair lights the wall.”

I’m looking for her today. But honestly after the last few days, with the Cancer planets waking up the ridiculously destructive Uranus Pluto square… I just don’t know.

And then I look at the weekend transits and there she is lighting the wall. 

Miss Hope is here:

Mercury and Sun sextile Jupiter and trine Mars – good aspects any day of the week but especially needed TODAY.

I love you xx


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Like A Miracle: Advice For Hard Times & Gemini Season

"uranus square mercury"First up, Tarot thoughts:

As though Tower and Wheel and Judgement are synonyms, interchangeable.
We “know” they are not.
We are taught they are not AND YET.
And yet.
MAYBE it does work this way for some people. I don’t know why.
Maybe they are more Uranian than you and me.
Maybe Tower IS the best way to express the Big Change or Breakthrough. Maybe Tower isn’t always BAD.

Recently this gal I know saw Tower when her husband got a breakthrough job opportunity and also saw it under another similar NOT BAD circumstance.
I would love to design a Tarot deck with a less “ugly” Tarot card. Less scary.
I have seen it for bad shit oh yes but think about this:
Tower change comes super fast – it could be referring to the SPEED – and/or creates startling/jarring GOOD change.
And lately I’ve been seeing it too and NOT always accompanied by that “OH NOOOOOOOOO!”


"uranus square mercury" I don’t write poems much anymore but this morning on the ferry I started a new one which I probably won’t finish (or maybe it’s a song):

I am the smallest flame still burning

Sometimes when you have a little flame, you must save it. Not spend it in any way. You must wait.

There are so many possible setbacks in this world:

grief, assault, abuse, health down the drain, lack of support, crappy narcissistic family, poverty, eviction, transits from hell, death of loved ones, divorce. Just to name a few.

What to do when you are the smallest flame. When you have “THIS MUCH” (not much) energy — where to put it? How to manage it. When you are the smallest flame, where will you burn? Or will you just keep yourself warm? Holding. Yes we need an app.

Gemini Season will sextile Jupiter in Leo.
Sun enters Gemini this week.
Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini tomorrow.
Gemini the Twins.
Two, if not more, of everything sextile (a good aspect) benevolent jolly LUCKY Jupiter.
Mars is in Gemini too. One two punch. One two punch. One two punch. One. Two. Punch.

You don’t need one big flame. Especially NOT during Gemini Season.
It’s fine to keep your little one — but since it’s GEMINI and JUPITER maybe you can have many small flames. Nurse them all tend them all. Scatter it like stardust.

New Moon Taurus today, your garden has many herbs and flowers and flowering trees and candles, your fine magickal altar — but this doesn’t create more work for you, no not at all.
My point: you can put a tiny energy over here and a tiny energy over there. Micro-doses. No depletion.

This is how I feel. I do not have one big fire at this time. Where to put your precious fuel. Most important is not to let the fire go out. Very Vesta imagery, my friends. Don’t let the fire go out. Keep it low and small, whatever you have to do. But I DO believe that Gemini Season sextile Jupiter will multiple it – like a miracle – if not in strength then in LIGHT.

And you can tell your good-for-nothing God that I SAID SO. MoonPluto SAID SO ;)


Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway?? Sun Sextile Jupiter

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That’s the name of a famous self-help book. Without the two question marks at the end.

My question for you: when you feel that feeling — fear or some other unwelcome emotion– what do you do?

Tangent: strength comes with life. I mean, I can think of how I was at 20, at 30, at 35. Strength comes with life. It gets better. Oh jeez I feel the Tarot talking to me. Let me pull one card.

Whoa! Ten of Swords. End of a cycle. Darkest before the dawn. How you feel now? Not gonna stay that way. Let’s pull another card: Temperance for balance. That’s the warning here I think. Not the warning. The WAY. The way to leaving 10-of-Swords-mind is by balancing. Now I’ll ask the Tarot: HOW? Fuck. This is eerie. Got The Star. Hope. Faith. Optimism renewed.

So check out this action. From the devastation (and it may not be real devastation but how you feel) to correction/balancing, the angel in this card pouring liquid from one cup to another, she’s measuring, and then the Star. The Star and Temperance being so linked, needing each other, can’t have one without the other is the message here. Having faith makes the balance possible. Balancing yourself makes faith possible.

(The eerie thing too is that I added in this Tarot part when I was going back to edit my post for typos.  So it really is a lovely synchronicity.)

But back to the Astrology:

The Sun and Jupiter sextile today, Pisces to Taurus. Water to earth. Faith to stability. Star to Temperance.

Thinking of this aspect in a personal way, the Sun is YOU and Jupiter is your optimism. Also what you believe because the 9th House, Jupiter’s house, is associated with beliefs.

Some other Jupiter keywords: preachers, proclamations,  prophecy, saints, and rabbis, teachers.

I am bringing up this group of keywords because of my question: where do you go, where does your chart go, when you feel up against it? When you are living and breathing 10-of-Swords-Mind. Who guides you? Where do you seek guidance?

One example from my chart: I have a 2nd House Jupiter. I need to have faith in my ability to earn, to support myself – not with just money but with self-esteem. And my Jupiter sextiles my 12th House Venus. I need to pray. The 12th House prays. Jupiter rules prayer.

A couple more things: Jupiter also rules — get this — floats and parades. Isn’t that sweet? And Jupiter rules candy. Really sweet :)

Make it a good day, everyone! After all, Jupiter rules THE BEST. Find transiting Jupiter in your chart and meditate on how you are growing, IF you are growing. Jupiter wants your expansion in that area of life so… let it be.


PS New stuff going on around here. Check out this link for information about 1:1 Astrology Lessons in person and also I want to get the Morning Mini-Tarot going soon on mornings when I’m home and don’t have anything scheduled. Can’t do it today but tomorrow is a maybe!

***And yes I am doing Mini-Moon Readings for the Full Moon in Virgo Virgo Virgo! 

***And for info about my usual, longer readings, look here!

The Stars This Weekend: Moon In Aries!

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It’s the end of the day in the Big City and I wanted to post one more time before closing up shop.

This weekend I’m going to a magic show. A friend of mine, a playwright, is also a magician and he’ll be doing tricks in between the short plays. I’m looking forward to it. Never seen him perform before and it feels like a very Pisces sky thing to do: magic, sleight of hand, the world of illusion, imagination, mystery.

Now the Moon will move into Aries on Thursday night and my friend has an Aries Moon too. The Mercury Mars opposition will be exact in the morning: Pisces to Virgo. Mutable. Which way will the energy go. Will you talk talk talk? Or will you do do do? Maybe you will speak in tongues which seems very Mercury in Pisces, don’t you think? Speak poetically. Speak, well, magically :) Mercury is how you think. Mars is your energy. And an opposition? Battle or balance.

And once the Moon is in Aries, you know she will conjunct Uranus and she’ll square Pluto and don’t we know what this energy is about already? An emotional highwire act. Fast, intense, car crashy aspect. Or maybe just a clangy rumble underneath your surface. With Aries though, it can end as soon as it starts.

On Saturday, the Sun sextiles Jupiter, a feel good aspect, optimism and the Moon conjuncts Venus. A softer day but a mix of energy: sweet Pisces with sweet Taurus Jupiter plus the Aries conjunction. Feels like, well, a love affair, that first good feeling and excitement, the rush of hormonal thrill.

Sunday is a little darker as the Moon opposes Saturn (ugh) but when she enters Taurus we get a sextile to Neptune and a conjunction to Jupiter. The Moon moves fast so don’t hold on to what she says or what she does.

Are you working for the weekend? Or can you relax? 


Yes I am doing Mini-Moon Readings for the Full Moon in Virgo Virgo Virgo! and I’m adding in Tarot these days too (for those who desire it). 

And for info about my usual, longer readings, look here!