Eclipse Cycle of 2019
Partial SOLAR Eclipse on January 5th at 15° Capricorn
Total LUNAR Eclipse on January 21st at 0° Leo
Total SOLAR Eclipse on July 2nd at 10° Cancer
Partial LUNAR Eclipse on July 16th at 24° Capricorn
*Annular SOLAR Eclipse on December 26th at 4° Capricorn
*An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun's center, leaving the Sun's visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon.
2019 Moon Phase and Void-of-Course Calendar
Retrogrades of 2019
March 5th-28th in the sign of Pisces
July 7th-31st in the sign of Leo and Cancer
October 31st-November 20th in the sign of Scorpio
April 10th-August 11th in the sign of Sagittarius
April 29th-September 18th in the sign of Capricorn
August 11th-January 10th 2020 in the sign of Taurus
June 21st-November 27th in the sign of Pisces
April 24th-October 2nd in the sign of Capricorn
Key Planetary Aspects of 2019
Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces
Saturn in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces
Uranus moves into Taurus (until April of 2026) starting on March 6th
Jupiter enters Capricorn on December 12th
Jupiter in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus on December 15th
I will be detailing these events in my upcoming newsletters!
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This past year has been one of self-reflection and healing. That is because 2018 was the year of retrogrades. When planets go retrograde, there is a shift from our external environment to our internal environment. The energy is more introspective and the purpose is for us to look within and process our inner world. This energy is much needed in our society as we are often stimulated and focused on our daily life (work/family/etc.) that we overlook or disregard our internal needs (self-care/emotional processing/healing/etc.).
In 2018, every single planet took a turn inward with a retrograde. There was only one month, February, that saw clear and forward direction of the planets. In contrast, there were two months, July and August in which we experienced SIX planets in retrograde at one time! We had both personal and interpersonal planets taking a turn (Read more on the planets here) which created a call to review our own personality/individuality (inner planets) and how we show up in the world as we follow our path (outer planets).
I find it helpful to think back and reflect on what you experienced during times of retrogrades as they are great teachers. What energies did you feel or experiences did you have that brought about struggle, release, enlightenment, healing, etc.
This is a perfect exercise to do right before we have our last new moon of 2018!
Here is an outline of the 2018 retrograde schedule for you to reflect upon and review what happened for you during these times:
Mercury (inner planet of the mind and communication): 3/22-4/15, 7/26-8/19, and 11/16-12/6
Venus (inner planet of values and connection to people and things): 10/5-10/16
Mars (inner planet of action, will and desire): 6/26-8/27
Jupiter (inner planet of expansion, prosperity, and exploration): 3/8 - 7/10
Saturn (inner planet of structure and karmic boundaries): 4/17- 9/6
Uranus (outer planet of intuitive awakening beyond societal structure): 8/07-1/6/2019
Neptune (outer planet of dissolution of ego and soul growth): 6/18 - 11/24
Pluto (outer planet of death, rebirth, and transformation...your soul purpose): 4/22 - 9/30
Chiron (asteroid called the wounded healer which represents the ways through which we heal ourselves and others): 7/4- 12/9
As you can see, there is not one aspect of self that was left untouched by the retrograde schedule this year. Many of you are most likely feeling completely raw and exposed right now. Like everything that you wish to keep hidden has come to the surface to be worked through. Many of you are just tired! Tired of struggle, tired of healing, tired of the anxiety and pressure to “get better”.
For those of you who do not feel this way, you most likely were born with many of these planets in retrograde and thus are more comfortable with your inner world. You may be feeling like you finally got the chance to truly shine a light on your path and learned how to express your more introspective nature out into the world.
So as we close 2018, take a deep breath and an even bigger exhale...because 2019 is approaching and the energy is one of external expansion! I will be posting soon on the 2019 year ahead with a general overview of the planetary movements and aspects.
If you are curious about what lies ahead for you specifically in 2019, please email me regarding a personal astrology session or coaching package!
With love and light,
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The New Moon in Sagittarius on 12/7 at 12:20am MST brings our goals and aspirations to the surface and aims us towards spiritual expansion. This New Moon is heavily influenced by Jupiter as it aligns with the Sun and Moon in Sagittarius. This is what is urging us to expand our perspective on what could be. The energy might feel as if you have a deep desire to explore new goals and intentions for the upcoming year. This is the last New Moon of 2018 and with it comes the need to honor how far you have come and open up to what lies ahead.
This New Moon is guided by Mars and Neptune both aligned in the sign of Pisces. The energy of Mars and Neptune become one and fiery energy (Mars) is given to the deep waters of our soul (Neptune). Your intuition is heightened as well as your desire to explore the spiritual world. The word spiritual means something different to everybody, but it is an energy that goes beyond our physical/material world. It is our connection to something greater than ourselves. It is releasing our need to control our life and trusting that we are all cared for and supported, no matter what we experience.
It is easy to lose sight of this during the stress of the holidays or during our everyday life in general, especially in times of struggle. But that is the most important time to remember that you are loved and supported. The veil is thinning during this New Moon and your intuition is asking you to WAKE UP TO YOUR POTENTIAL!
This very esoteric energy is given a grounding force from Saturn as it forms a harmonious aspect to Mars and Neptune. Saturn is helping guide you on the right path and allowing for you to remain grounded and organized in your pursuits. Saturn has a bad reputation in astrology but that is mainly because he is the teacher and authority figure making sure you don’t take a wrong step, which may go against what your ego wants. When that happens, we meet struggle. BUT if you open up to Saturn’s guidance, it can truly be a wonderful experience.
Overall, this New Moon is going to be a juicy one! One that is calling for you to get in touch with your soul and trust your intuitive guidance. To create intentions for your growth and expansion, both on the physical and spiritual level.
Here is a New Moon Ritual that I like to use!
With love and light,
To be created and practiced on the new moon.
Candle/matches, 6 items from nature (flowers, stones, crystals, etc), a piece of paper/pen, Sage stick/Palo Santo/dried herbs of your choice. Any personal altar items that align with your intention. Access to fireplace or outdoor fire- optional.
FIND A QUIET PLACE
Find a quiet place inside or in nature where you can be comfortable. Begin to calm your body with deep breaths and bring awareness to your intention for your ritual. (Eg. Peace, love, balance, letting go.)
BUILD AN ALTAR
Begin to build your altar, place your candle in the center and place your nature items in the 4 cardinal directions, one below for Mother Earth and above for sun/stars/moon, place anything else of significance your altar.
Smudge yourself with sage or palo santo for purifying your whole self by fanning the smoke over the front and back body and over your altar.
CALL IN THE DIRECTIONS
Call in sacred space and honor the directions:
South- for letting go and being in the flow of your life
West- for facing fear with love
North- for living in joy and in connection to our ancestors
East- for leading and living from our hearts
Mother Earth- or grounding, creation and abundance
Father Sky, Grandmother Moon and the Stars- for our appreciation to the spirit world
Sit in meditation honoring your whole, connected and vibrant self. Repeat out loud 3 times “ I am whole, I am connected, I am love.” Bring awareness to what you are ready to invite into your life. Take time to imagine or see yourself living this invitation.
WRITE AN INVITATION
Write on the a piece paper what you are now inviting into your life. Using I am and I statements are powerful. I often like to use the statement "I Intend to...". Speak you invitations out loud and then blow 3 long slow breaths and place them on your altar.
Sit once again in silence and observe how you feel, any sensation or images that come to you know. Stay soft, open and receptive. With great attention take your rolled up paper and honor the work you have done today to welcome in the new. If you have access to a fire you can burn your paper, if not, feel free to release it in any way that feels right.
CLOSE THE SACRED SPACE
Close up your sacred space by honoring the 4 directions, Mother Earth and the stars, sun and moon. It may feel right to honor your ancestors, spirit guides, family and teachers; consider speaking your thanks aloud. Thank yourself for being the open luminous vessel of light and love that you are. Journal about your ritual if you are inspired or share your experience with a friend or loved one.
With light and love,
This ritual was adapted from Gaia
Full Moon in 0° Gemini at 10:40pm MST on November 22nd
This Full Moon occurs just as the Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius and opposes the Moon in Gemini. During every Full Moon, the Sun is on the exact opposite side of the Earth from the Moon. This is what allows for full unobstructed illumination of the Moon.
When the Moon is fully illuminated, the inner world comes out of the dark and steps into the spotlight. The emotional body gets a chance to speak up and release what has been held in. As some might say, “the crazy comes out during a Full Moon” this is referring to the fully illuminated subconscious that is finally getting a chance to shine.
For those who often distract or disconnect from their emotional body, this might feel very uncomfortable. Some might even say they feel like an emotional explosion is happening. The reason isn’t “crazy coming out” but just all those emotions you kept hidden coming to the surface to be felt and expressed.
For those who to tap into their emotional body more regularly, this may feel a little less intense and more releasing. This is the chance to check in and see what is not worth holding on to emotionally and letting it go. What is no longer serving you or holding you back?
Full Moon in Gemini opposing the Sun in Sagittarius is all about the polarity of mind and truth. Gemini is an air sign ruled by the planet Mercury (logic, communication, technology) which happens to be retrograde at the moment. Sagittarius is a fire sign ruled by the planet Jupiter (prosperity, expansion, truth).
This opposition will highlight how our mind/heart connection (Gemini Moon) interacts with our search for truth (Sagittarius Sun). Be honest with yourself and get curious about your emotions and what they are trying to teach you. Open the door to explore what your inner self is telling you so that you may release the pain, hurt, sadness, past, and expand into consciousness, prosperity, abundance, etc.
This Gemini Moon (along with the help of Mercury retrograde in Sag), is all about intuitive communication. Bring awareness to how you receive as well as how you communicate. Sagittarius is all about TRUTH, and sometimes that truth can hurt. Be gentle with yourself and others during this time. Going inward and exploring your emotional body can create a sensitive environment. Always receive and communicate from your heart with good intentions.
Love & Gratitude to you all,
To all of you in America, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Mars enters Pisces on November 15th to stay until December 31st. Mars is the planet of action, desire, and courage. As the ruler of Aries, Mars is all about the intentional immediate use of will in a courageous way. Pisces, is a mutable sign that can easily adapt to situations in order to emotionally connect to a variety of people, places, and situations. Ruled by Neptune, the planet of deep psyche and dreams, Pisces is all about being in flow with something greater than ourselves, that lies within.
Mars moving into the sign of Pisces is calling for a time of reflective action. The emotional and deep waters of Pisces is directing the fiery energy of Mars from an external to an internal desire. This is a call for decisive action in the area we fear the most, our emotional body. The part of ourselves that remains hidden from the world and carries all those deep dark secrets from our past. Mars in Pisces is giving you the courage to face your fears and take action to work through the anxiety, the depression, the hurt, the struggle, the sadness, the ups and downs to finally make a change before starting a new year. Time to make those resolutions happen!
To help us all go inward is Mercury going retrograde the day after Mars enters Pisces. On November 16th, Mercury goes retrograde in the sign of Sagittarius to stay until December 6th when it stations direct in the sign of Scorpio. Now, before we all go running for the hills to hide under a rock, take a breath and view this retrograde as the helpful tool it can be. When any planet goes retrograde it is a time to place emphasis on internal expression versus external expression. For those born with retrograde planets (especially Mercury for this transit), you feel comfortable when transiting planets go retrograde. For the rest of us, it can be a little scary because you are not accustomed to focusing on your internal environment.
This Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius (and a little in Scorpio) will be the helpful nudge that Mars needs to get started on that inner work. Mercury is the planet of communication and our mind. It is the ruler of both Gemini and Virgo and thus carries our intellect and ability to mentally process our immediate environment. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign that is ruled by Jupiter (which happens to currently be tranisting in the sign of Sag) the planet of expansion and prosperity. Mercury Rx in Sagittarius is all about how can we expand our perspective and change our mind, especially around our internal emotional body. How can we shift our role from student to teacher. Throughout life we are constantly learning and processing (Mercury), but there comes a point when we must develop our own philosophy (Sagittarius) to live by or what I like to call YOUR TRUTH. At the end of this retrograde cycle, we will have Mercury direct in Scorpio, which is all about giving power to your voice, to your truth.
On a different note, people always ask me what I should and shouldn’t do during a Mercury retrograde. AND my answer is, do what feels right within and don’t make hasty decisions without consulting your intuition (and maybe don't buy a car or other large electronic devices).
Overall, the remainder of the year will be about YOU and how YOU take care of your emotional body. Now is the time to do the inner work so come 1/1/2019 you are ready to set new intentions and consciously manifest your highest potential.
With love and light,
Get Ready for a New Beginning
The New Moon in 15° Scorpio on November 7th at 9:02AM MST brings soulful intentions to the surface. This New Moon is heavily influenced by our intuition and connection to the spiritual realm as the Sun and Moon in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces. Take time to connect with your soul and listen to the guidance provided. The emotional depths of our subconscious will not be dismissed and it is important to trust that what comes up is what will be the foundation of your New Moon intentions for the next 6 months.
The emotional insight continues as Jupiter in Scorpio forms a grand water trine with the Cancer North Node and Chiron (Rx) in Pisces along side this New Moon. This harmonious aspect inspires us to move forward along our Cancer North Node path of emotional security and building a strong inner foundation by revisiting an old wound (Chiron Rx) and expanding our perspective on the issue (Jupiter). This is the last day of Jupiter in Scorpio before it moves into Sagittarius for the next 13 months (more on this below), so take advantage on gaining your soul’s perspective on the emotional ties to your wounds so that they may be healed as you travel along the Cancer North Node path.
To give a little fire to the emotional waters of this New Moon, Uranus (Rx) will re-enter Aries to finish what was started 7 years ago. This quick detour back into Aries (from Taurus) will last only until March 2019 when Uranus will finally find its way back into the sign of Taurus to stay until 2025. Think of this quick transit of Uranus in Aries as a final exam. Have you done the work in order to pass? Before we can move on to a new chapter, we must complete the previous one.
Uranus in Aries is all about impulsive actions that shake things up. Aries is a fire sign that knows how to use its passion and strong imagination to initiate change. Think back to the last seven years, what changes did you experience in your life? What sudden shifts occurred for you and how did you handle them? The changes Uranus brings are not minor or slow shifts but major upheavals and awakenings. Learning to find inner peace during these times is a life lesson many of us are learning. As Lady Gaga once said:
“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”
On November 8th, Jupiter enters Sagittarius for a 13 month transit. Think of this transit as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. During Jupiter in Scorpio, we were supported while doing the heavy inner work so that we could get ready for what is presented to us during Jupiter in Sagittarius, which is limitless! Jupiter is the natural ruler of Sagittarius so when Jupiter returns home after an 11 year orbit around the zodiac, a new 12 year cycle begins.
We will all benefit from the next 13 months, but those with Sun in Sagittarius and those with their natal Jupiter in Sagittarius will have just a little extra luck on their side. Pay attention to the house in your birth chart where Sagittarius resides. That area of your life will experience a prosperous boost in the form of a new expansive beginning. Take risks, be hopeful, and always remain open to receive!
With light and love,
November 2018 is all about shifting stories, shifting power, and shifting your karma. This month we will see major planetary events as Jupiter, Uranus, Mars, and the Lunar Nodes change signs. This means that you will see old stories come to an end and new ones begin.
This first week of November we will see our first major shift in the cosmos as the Lunar Nodes change signs from the Leo/Aquarius axis to the Cancer/Capricorn axis. On November 6th, the North Node (NN) will shift from Leo into Cancer and the South Node (SN) will shift from Aquarius into Capricorn. This Nodal Axis will continue until June of 2020. As a collective, we will ALL experience a shift in the karmic stories that show up in our lives.
Your karmic stories all have a past influence (SN) and future destination (NN). For most of your life, you are working to clear the SN karmic tendencies in order to reach your NN soul purpose.
The transition from Leo/Aquarius into Cancer/Capricorn brings the karmic focus of emotional security and our need to control. Fear is a major aspect of this karmic axis. It is the driving force behind the Capricorn SN and the need to control life in order to achieve emotionally security. But to be emotionally secure means to be at-home with your SELF. To embrace the vulnerability of being human and having emotions. To find comfort in the deep waters of your soul. So the focus of this new story will be on the NN in Cancer energy in order to help you release the fear of uncertainty and embrace the flow of life.
Depending upon where this Nodal Axis is represented in your birth chart, will determine the plot for this new story. For example, someone with a SN in Capricorn in their 10th house and NN in Cancer in their 4th house will see the story shift into one of balancing family life (home life) with their work life (public image). For these individuals, the next 18 months will focus on releasing their need to find security as a powerful authority figure and focus on nurturing their foundation or home life. When these two are balanced, abundance flows and emotional comfort can be achieved.
Those born between September 1981 and March 1983 (at the age of 37) will experience their (second) Nodal Return during this transit. This occurs as the transiting NN in Cancer passes over your natal NN in Cancer (and the transiting SN in Capricorn passes over your natal SN in Capricorn). What you experience during this time is meant to help you remember your life purpose. To make sure you are on the right path and open up the opportunities needed to get there.
In order to take full advantage of this transit, much depends on how aware you are of your life purpose (NN path). If you're not fully aware of what you need to move away from, and towards, these transits can pass you by. You may overlook your fated encounters and therefore miss out on the opportunities that are being given to you. BUT if you are consciously aware of your soul’s path, then you may fully embrace what opens up for you.
Need help discovering your life purpose, schedule a karmic axis astrology session today!
With love and light,
The month of October will be heavily focused on our relationships to people and possessions. That is because Venus the planet of love, relationships, money, and personal values will go retrograde through the signs of Scorpio and Libra.
Venus Retrograde 10/5/18 to 11/15/18: Venus goes retrograde approximately every 18 months and will last for about 40 days. The purpose of this transit is to review and reconnect with what we love and value.
Every eight years, Venus returns to the same area in your birth chart asking you to reevaluate certain aspects in your life. This retrograde cycle correlates back to that which occurred in October/November of 2010. Think back to that time, does anything stand out? Are your life situations (both internal and external) the same or have things changed?
This 2018 Venus retrograde cycle begins at 10° Scorpio (death, rebirth, and transformation) and ends at 25° Libra (passion, beauty, and relationships). Profound transformation of our relationships, values, and finances are key themes during most of October and November.
Look to your birth chart (click here to get a free birth chart) and find where these degrees are represented in your chart. Take note of the houses and planets affected by this transit. These will provide keys to the transformation that will occur.
Venus will be intersecting three major transpersonal (outer) planets, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, along its retrograde path. This will be felt by MANY as those within the age range of 30-65 have one of these planets in 25° Libra to 10° Scorpio.
For those of you age 30 to 37, Venus will cross Pluto along its path. This means you will have Venus retrograde conjunct Pluto. During this transit, you will seek unusual and intense love experiences. You desire deep love and will stop at nothing to get it. Because of this, there is a strong tendency for past karmic patterns to arise in your current relationships or in the connections you make with others. Use this transit to bring an awareness to your desire for love and how your manage your power within relationships. Depending upon which house(s) this transit falls within your birth chart, you may also experience this transit in relation to money and material possessions.
For those of you age 41-45, Venus will cross Uranus along its path. This means you will have Venus retrograde conjunct Uranus. During this transit, you will seek excitement and new experiences through love and creativity. Something is going to change in your life and it will be unexpected. It may be a change of heart in a current relationship or a change in how you make or spend money. Tapping into your heart and creativity is heightened during this time. Take advantage of this. Whatever happens, know that this change is meant to help you along your path.
For those of you age 56-65, Venus will cross Neptune along its path. This means you will have Venus retrograde conjunct Neptune. During this transit, you may discover the spiritual side of love. People you meet or relationships that you are currently in will be felt on the soul level. You may see beauty and relationships in a different light. If you are a creative or artist, you may be inspired by your surroundings. Selfless love will be emphasized, but so may be unrealistic expectations. Use this transit to get soulful about what and who you connect with.
For those of you outside of these age ranges, you don’t have a transpersonal planet (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) on the Venus retrograde path. However, you may have other personal planets (Moon, Sun, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn), your ascendant (rising sign) or a lunar node in Libra or Scorpio. Look to your birth chart and check whether you have any planet(s) in 25-29 degrees of Libra or 0-10 degrees of Scorpio.
Use my free astrology quick guides to get an idea of how this retrograde transit may play out based on the themes for each planet and house found in your chart.
Want to learn the language of your Venus? Check out my new Astrology Workbook: Venus!
The Inner Planets (Personal)
The inner planets represent your personality and individuality.
Sun: “Individuality” Your radiant essence. How you shine. It is the unchanging part of you- the calm, steady, deep, and lasting force within you. It is the directive force that propels you to seek fulfillment in our identities by using our creative potential in its highest possible development.
Moon: “Personality” Your emotional nature. The moon is your emotional responses based on past experiences (childhood, early nurturing, etc.) It is how you internalize, reflect, and fluctuate in moods. It is your subconscious memory and shows you how you function as a result of your past experiences.
Mercury: “Mind” It is your capacity to collect, sort, classify, and communicate the knowledge you gain through your experiences.
Venus: “Values” Your capacity to attract and appreciate the things of the physical world, whether they are tangible objects, emotions, mental, or spiritual things. It defines the type of people you draw to yourself, based on your values.
Mars: “Desires” How we will ourselves in life. Your desires and aspirations, what excites you and gets you going. It is also the armor we wear to shield ourselves.
Jupiter: “Expansion” The urge for self-improvement through participation in the larger experience of life. It urges us to go forth and explore.
Saturn: “Structures” Your ability to find your place in society and function at a practical level. It is the laws, boundaries, and limits set by society and Karma.
The Outer Planets (Transpersonal)
The outer planets represent your place in the world. Your ever-evolving journey through life.
Uranus: “Awakener” The unconscious urge to become aware of your true inner individuality (the sun). It is your intuition awakening you to a world beyond our social structure.
Neptune: “Dissolver” The unconscious urge to dissolve the boundaries of your ego-centeredness in order to “lose yourself” in deep knowing and healing. It dissolves life’s patterns in order to teach new meanings in the quest for universal truth.
The Karmic Axis
The combined elements of the Karmic Axis tell the story of your past history and current life intentions for healing and evolution.
Pluto: Your soul purpose. Why you are here. It is your desire for transformation and evolution. Self-exploration of the soul. Pluto is “Rebirth” it shows us we why we are here. It represents self-exploration of the soul. Unconscious urge to transform repressed ego-desire energies into group-desire energies in order to live out your role in society’s evolution, as well as your own.
South Node: Where you have been in previous lives. What gifts, talents, affinities, emotions, struggles, etc. that you have carried over into this lifetime in order to evolve.
North Node: Where you are going in this life. It describes your destiny point and evolutionary potential. It represents your soul’s path and desires.
Chiron: Chiron is located between Saturn and Uranus and is considered a "centaur" asteroid or comet. It is known as the Wounded Healer, as it represents our deepest wounds and the effort we take to heal ourselves.
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