12.31.2016

Venus in Scorpio





This past week, Venus (Planet of love, money and good vibes) changed signs from Libra (Partnerships/marriage) into Scorpio (Sex and deeply committed relationships) on 12/4 and will remain in Scorpio until 12/30. Venus isn’t as comfortable in the sign of Scorpio this is the planet that naturally rules Taurus and Libra but that doesn’t mean love isn’t in the air. Love is in the air and couples bond even closer during Venus in Scorpio. Scorpio is all about deeply committed relationships and sex and love can feel explosive with the right person! Your heart will know exactly where you stand during this all or nothing time in love and relationships.

This is a favorable time for Scorpios to begin new projects, initiate a new chapter and Venus can be generous when it comes to personal and professional affairs. Scorpios will benefit most from this transit that lasts until 9/13, so make the most of this powerful energy Scorpio! tone down any hint of impatience or there could be some conflicts, misunderstandings and arguments.

Best advice: If you are a Taurus or a Scorpio, NOW is an ideal time to begin a new chapter, love affair, start a new business and generally make the most of this time as Mars promises to bring you good timing in your personal and professional life. Why Taurus? Because, Taurus is Scorpios 7th House of marriage and legal contracts. 

All signs will feel the effects of Venus in the passionate and secretive sign of Scorpio but Scorpio has the most offers during this transit and can change/transform his or her life overnight if they wish to.

Where does Venus in Scorpio impact your sign and how will this transit benefit you?   

Aries - You could receive a raise or someone close to you could boost your financial status, such as a romantic partner. Remember, where Venus travels is where you are most likely to benefit. The 8th House also rules insurance, taxes and mortgages. You could get a break in one of these areas and you will gain a deeper understanding of romantic relationship(s) Caution: You could get emotional or jealous easily. On the flip side, you and a partner enter a new and improved side of your relationship. Another Aries and a Libra have secrets to share with you.


Taurus - Scorpio is your 7th House of marriage. This transit heightens your relationship with your partners, business and professional. There is a new and improved appreciation for all areas of the 7th House. If single, you could attract a new love interest. Couples will get closer and remember what brought them together.  

Gemini - Scorpio is your 6th House of daily work. An office romance could be in the picture during this time. Singles could meet someone new at the office while couples will find their communication more intense during this transit. An Aries and another Gemini would love to spend some "one on one" time with you, Gemini, single or coupled.

Cancer - Scorpio is your 5th House of passion, children and romance. Your love life will light up in a major way. Since Scorpio is a naturally intense and intuitive sign, you might find yourself in a choosy mood when it comes to picking the perfect person. You could find flaws in a potential partner but you will have more opportunities to meet the person of your dreams, Cancer. Coupled Cancers can bond closer while singles need to realize that there is no such thing as perfection. Children and creative ventures will be areas that bring you joy. A Gemini and a Leo could capture your heart. A Scorpio is also involved.

Leo - Scorpio is your 4th House of home, family and relatives. Love begins at home during this transit for all Leos, single or coupled. Coupled Leos will find their love life brings great fulfillment while single Leo could meet the love of his or her life through a relative, a family member or in their neighborhood. A Cancer, Scorpio and a Pisces could bring some past memories to life. Keep your options open, Leo! You will know instinctively when you're with the perfect partner.

Virgo - Scorpio is your 3rd House of communications, Virgo. Venus in Scorpio will bring happiness and love via your daily life, through siblings and while out and about. Singles could meet someone they feel a strong bond with quite unexpectedly. Single or married, Virgo is seeking a partner during this transit that is sexual, intuitive and on his or her wavelength. No other relationship will do.


Libra - Scorpio is your 2nd House of finances. With Venus in Scorpio, Libra will know exactly where they stand when it comes to their finances. There will be a feeling of ease when it comes to financial security and this Venus placement features gifts, a boost in income and more money at your disposal.

Scorpio - This should be one of the best times for your sign in romance all year, Scorpio. Singles could meet the one while couples feel more connected than ever. Sexual and romantic chemistry will be off the charts, single or coupled. An ongoing relationship makes it to the next level during this time and Scorpio will find a better structure for their relationship that works for both parties involved. You could meet exciting people and romantic adventure will beckon. A Taurus, Leo and an Aquarius have ideas that appeal to you, Scorpio. 


Sagittarius - Scorpio is your 12th House of secrets and issues past. There could be a relationship taking place in secret or you could find out about one that is occurring during this time. What you uncover could surprise you but you might have to learn about what has been hidden in order to move on. Remember, Venus brings love without much effort of your part so whatever transpires will benefit you in the long run. Your secrets or the secrets of others will come to your attention and it's better to know what is really happening than to bury your head in the sand! A Gemini, Scorpio and a Capricorn are involved. 

Capricorn - Scorpio is your 11th House of friendships. Your friendships will function smoothly and you might expect some drama when it comes to these associations. There could also be some dramatic moments when it comes to groups and long term friends. Everyone wants your attention during this time, Capricorn. You could discover a romance with a friend or meet the love of your life through friends and any groups to which you belong. A Taurus, Gemini and a Libra have advice that could change your life. Listen to these dear friends, Capricorn.

Aquarius - Scorpio is your 10th House of prestige. Your career and public reputation will delight you as new opportunities come your way, professionally. You will be attracted to those who exert power, people in positions of authority and those with who you do business. If socializing, you could meet someone who intrigues you out of the blue. Be aware that there could be some romantic entanglements if you're already involved. This is your time of year to get out and about. A Virgo and a Pisces are your soul mates this week. You could be thinking of someone once close to you. Make that call, Aquarius!

Pisces - Scorpio is your 9th House of spirituality, Pisces. Single Pisces could meet someone from a foreign country or be dealing with a love interest from a distance. Since the 9th House also rules worldviews, you could have met the person who you feel completes you. Coupled or single, it's time for Pisces to mix up their love life and singles can meet someone who shares the same passions as they do. Coupled Pisces will be thinking about ways to expand their relationship.






Painting by Kelly Lynn Kimball

12.29.2016

Lunar and Solar Eclipses in 2016



Eclipses in Astrology are typically associated with beginnings and endings, internally and externally. To learn about Eclipses click Here. To gain even more insight, check the Houses in Astrology article or see below to find out what area of your life will be the most affected.



Aries
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 12th House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 7th House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/1/2016 - Your 6th House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 12th House

Taurus
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 11th House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 6th House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/1/2016 - Your 5th House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 11th House

Gemini
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 10th House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 5th House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/1/2016 - Your 4th House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 10th House

Cancer
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 9th House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 4th House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/13/2016 - Your 3rd House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 9th House

Leo
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 8th House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 3rd House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/1/2016 - Your 2nd House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 8th House

Virgo
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 7th House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 2nd House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/1/2016 - Your 1st House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 7th House

Libra
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 6th House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/28/2016 - Your 1st House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/1/2016 - Your 12th House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 6th House

Scorpio
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 5th House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 12th House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/1/2016 - Your 11th House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 5th House

Sagittarius
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 4th House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 11th House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/1/2016 - Your 10th House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 4th House

Capricorn
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 3rd House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 10th House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/13/2016 - Your 9th House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 3rd House

Aquarius
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 2nd House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 9th House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/1/2016 - Your 8th House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/28/2016 - Your 2nd House

Pisces
Solar Eclipse in Pisces on 3/8/2016 - Your 1st House
Lunar Eclipse in Libra on 3/23/2016 - Your 8th House
Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/1/2016 - Your 7th House
Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on 9/23/2016 - Your 1st House

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If an eclipse falls in your 1st House - Taking a strong stand, changing your appearance and independent thinking will be highlighted. This can be also be a time of greater self-awareness.

If an eclipse falls in your 2nd House - Money and how you spend, save and accumulate it will be of major concern. You could make money, spend it and ultimately decide what you value about your possessions and how you view money in general.

If an eclipse falls in your 3rd House - Your car, computer or another form of transportation could break down, communications get heated, and possible squabbles with siblings and neighbors may occur.

If an eclipse falls in your 4th House - Issues over your home life will take precedence. You might decide what family really means to you. Where you live and your family will be in the spotlight, for better or for worse.

If an eclipse falls in your 5th House - Romance could enter or exit your life. Children play a role and a desire to express creativity could suddenly come alive.

If an eclipse falls in your 6th House - Be careful of accidents. Your daily routines could change suddenly. A health issue could come to your attention. On the flip side, you could find a daily routine that ultimately suits you better.

If an eclipse falls in your 7th House - Pressure on serious relationships could occur. There could also be an emphasis on what you might need to give in order to sustain a relationship. The flip side could involve even divorce or a relationship pushed to the brink, as well as lawsuits or legal entanglements. It's could also be a time of marriage, signing business contracts and making serious commitments.

If an eclipse falls in your 8th House - Issues of birth and death come to light. It is also a time of debts, other people's money and sexual relationships. Money matters you share with another could also be affected during this time.

If an eclipse falls in your 9th House - You might question the meaning of your life and the world we live in and want to go in a new direction entirely. You might decide to go back to school, explore a religion or spiritual area or you may want to step outside of your comfort zone altogether.

If an eclipse falls in your 10th House - Status and reputation will be granted or denied. You could rise to power or fall from it. Your public reputation comes under scrutiny for better or for worse. If you have spent a great deal of time focusing on an area of your life, you might find that it might not go so well after all. This is a time when you can get public recognition, for better or for worse.

If an eclipse falls in your 11th House - Your friendships and your reputation come sharply into focus during this eclipse. Friendships, group activities and what other people think will matter more as your reputation could be analyzed by others, for better or for worse.

If an eclipse falls in your 12th House - Great spiritual insight or an event may cause one to seek a retreat and hide away from the world. Loneliness and self imposed isolation may be present during this time. Alternatively, you could tap into your creativity and make a breakthrough in all areas ruled by the 12th House.

If you know your rising or moon sign, please read those signs as well for greater insight.

Eclipses in 2013

Eclipses in 2012

Eclipses in 2014

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12.27.2016

Mercury Retrograde in 2016

 Written in she stars...... 

 Painting by Kelly Lynn Kimball
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Mercury represents how we Communicate and interact with others. Whenever Mercury goes Retrograde (or backwards/slows down) there is a tendency for all properties of this planet to go haywire. Mercury rules computers, cars, cell phones, travel, travel schedules and all things related to how we communicate and utilize these methods of communication.


Schedules or your best laid plans can be interrupted on short or, in fact, no notice at all. People can arrive late or not show up at all. Traffic, cars, planes and any other form of transportation especially can be a nightmare during this time. If you buy anything during this transit, chances are very high that your purchase will malfunction or need to be returned. If you order something on the Internet, it could arrive only to be the wrong size, item or color. Another example of Mercury's influence would be that your mail doesn't arrive or it's sent someplace else. Associates, employees and others will make mistakes that will need to be corrected at a later date. And if you sign any contract during this time, expect problems to arise and probably a need to go back and renegotiate.


Cover your tracks and double check the fine print during Mercury retrograde. During this time, it is best to postpone major purchases, romantic commitments (you could change your mind and not want to be with this particular person after all) and be clear and concise in all of your communications with others. Say things twice if you have to so that you can be certain that nothing is left open to interpretation. You might notice that people from your past tend to come back into your life (or at least try to) during a Mercury retrograde. So, be on the lookout for people from your past reaching out to you during this time as well. Think of Mercury retrograde as time of rebuilding, revisiting, rethinking and rewriting. The key word is re:! You might want to rethink, review, return or reevaluate someone or something in your life. This is not an ideal time to begin new projects or relationships according to Astrology.

This year, Mercury will retrograde three times. Make sure to see which HOUSE will give you the most trouble during the Mercury retrogrades in your sign this year. The sign into which Mercury goes Retrograde also can give you an idea into additional areas that will be strongly affected.


Mercury Retrograde in 2016

(January 5th - January 24th) in Aquarius to Capricorn - 1/5 - 1/24 

(April 28th - May 21st) in Taurus - 4/28 - 5/21

(August 30th - September 21st) in Virgo - 8/30 - 9/21

(December 19th - January 8) in Capricorn - 12/19 -1/8


Mercury (Communications, travel and intellect) affects all of us and even though you may not be a Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, the Mercury retrograde will affect you in some way. Expect major hassles in communications, with your electronics/computers and issues with cars, trains and transportation in general, home appliances and travel plans.

If you are a Taurus, Virgo or a Capricorn, realize the effects of this year's transits can intensify and really get to you. The best way to deal with this period is to review, reflect, revise, reorganize and finish up important projects. Rest and relax and try to take it easy as much as possible. The good news is that you can find a better way to communicate during this time!  Every sign will be affected by the retrograde - especially the signs of Gemini and Virgo as Mercury is the planet that rules these two mutable signs. Check the House that Mercury will enter to see what additional areas will be affected. You could find that the properties of the House that Mercury transits will be areas that tend to cause you more frustration, miscommunications or delays. However, remember that you can use this time to your advantage by RE-thinking the way you come across and COMMUNICATE with others. 

Aries

January 5 - Jan 24 in Capricorn (10th House)

April 28 - May 21, 2016 in Taurus (2nd House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (6th House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (10th House)


Taurus

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (9th House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus  (1st House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (5th House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (9th House)


Gemini

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (8th House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus (2nd House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (4th House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (8th House)


Cancer

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (7th House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus (12th House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (3rd House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (7th House)


Leo

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (6th House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus (11th House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (2nd House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (6th House)


Virgo

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (5th House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus (9th House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (1st House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (5th House)


Libra

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (4th House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus (8th House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (12th House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (4th House)


Scorpio

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (3rd House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus (7th House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (11th House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (3rd House)


Sagittarius

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (2nd House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus (6th House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (10th House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (2nd House)


Capricorn

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (1st House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus (5th House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (9th House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (1st House)



Aquarius

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (12th House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus (4th House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (8th House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (12th House)


Pisces

January 5 - January 24 in Capricorn (11th House)

April 28 - May 21 in Taurus (3rd House)

August 30 - September 21 in Virgo (7th House)

December 19 - January 8 in Capricorn (11th House)



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Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius 
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Mercury Retrograde in 2015

Mercury Retrograde in 2014

Mercury Retrograde in 2013

Mercury Retrograde in 2012





New and Full Moons in 2016

Written in the stars




Year 2016

Pay attention to your sign and your love relationship (his or her sign) during the New and Full Moon days of each month. You will notice that you and your significant others tend to be “out of sync”, easily agitated, indulge in various forms of escapism, create emotional dramas  and tend to overreact in sex and love relationships when a new or Full Moon falls in your or your partners sun sign (or its opposite sign)

For instance, An Aries will be low on energy and a bit edgy when a New or Full Moon occurs in Aries or Libra. A Libra will feel the same when a New or Full moon occurs in Aries. Once a year, all signs experience this and the best way to cope is to do something creative or if you need, schedule some private time to yourself. It’s time to take care and charge of your life. Aries opposite sign in the zodiac is Libra. The Full Moon always occurs in your sign during your low cycle time of year. It is exactly six months from your birth date. However, the good news is that love is in the air during these down periods, so while you might be feeling low on energy, love can look exceptional for you during this time and so can business affairs.   



New Moon & Full Moons in 2016

Full Moon - January 24 (Leo)
New Moon - January 10 (Capricorn)

Full Moon - February 22 (Virgo)
New Moon - February 8 (Aquarius) 

Full Moon - March 23 (Libra) Lunar Eclipse
New Moon - March 8 (Pisces) Solar Eclipse 

Full Moon - April 22 (Scorpio)   
New Moon - April 7 (Aries) 

Full Moon - May 21 (Sagittarius)
New Moon - May 6 (Taurus)

Full Moon - June 20 (Sagittarius)
New Moon - June 5 (Gemini)

Full Moon - July 19 (Capricorn)
New Moon - July 4 (Cancer)  

New Moon - August 2 (Leo)
Full Moon - August 18 (Aquarius) Lunar Eclipse

New Moon - September 1 (Virgo) Solar Eclipse
Full Moon - September 16 (Pisces) Lunar Eclipse

New Moon - October 30 (Scorpio)
Full Moon - October 16 (Aries)

New Moon - November 29 (Sagittarius)
Full Moon - November 14 (Taurus)

New Moon - December 29 (Capricorn)
Full Moon - December 14 (Gemini)


Full Moon through each sign and what it means aries - pisces

Learn about the Mood of the day with the Moon in Astrology