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Venus Mercury Retrograde Zion Angel's Landing Walters Wiggles

Switchbacks at Utah’s Zion National Park, Angel’s Landing, Walter’s Wiggles! If we are going to do two retrogrades in a row, and overlapping – both at once for a week, whether descending or ascending, we might as well do it elegantly in great Beauty!

March 20 Note: Venus has been retrograde since March 4. Mercury starts Rx during Aries, April 9. Venus goes direct April 15. The DOUBLE RX is April 9 to 15!

For your advance planning ~~~ trips, moves, weddings, significant purchases, remodels, elective surgeries, investments, taxes, job changes or reviews. Venus involves your love life, money and values, art and beauty. Mercury typically has to do with signing papers, snafus of all sorts, appointments, mind changes, reversals, breakdowns, electronic failures. Retrogrades have three parts. First is the time the planet goes forward. Next is the retrograde period when it goes back over that same ground. Third is when it turns Direct, forward, and goes over the same ground the third time. Often, having a change of direction, extra work to accommodate the changes, delays, drives us crazy. Given time, from the different vantage points, and as other planets move along, we see the values in these adjustments. Without switchbacks or retrogrades, sometimes we might never reach higher ground had these events not have happened. New vantage points show us how to incorporate new facets in our lives.

Venus Retrograde

Venus sweetens from 13 Aries 8 back to 28 Pisces 54! The whole three part cycle starts Jan 30, finishes May 18 with Venus Rx Mar 4 to 15.

Venus does make beauty and kindness, money and love. Retrogrades make changes, omits, misunderstandings, mistakes, adjustments.

Venus in Pisces dreams, commiserates and blesses, is music, magic and miracles, lives for the beauty of Soul. Your understandings, beliefs and desires will shift, can even take 180 different positions and return back to your original position even wiser! The idea is to flow with the tide, rise and fall with the swells of life. Be as whole as you can, make Magic as your insights and visions carry you forward. Pisces can be a gentle sign, or the deluge of a tsunami! If things come too fast it could be scary confusion, feeling lost. Lay back on sugar and carbs. Avoid overindulging in social drugs, alcohol; arrange to have a trusted friend to see you safely home. Water sports and businesses, especially related to the ocean, can make significant changes, select new teachers.

Venus in Aries wants what it wants, now, and takes the action needed to get it! They love being first, prize being leaders, are quick super athletes, are great dancers, put in stunning performances! During the Rx you may find your style changing as to how you do these things! The warning is not to overdo it, be careful not to hurt your head or eyes. Sweet hot sex if you’re lucky! But have that sex with your established partner. Many don’t recommend first time sex during Venus Rxs. There is a quality of rebellion and you could get in trouble with dares. You may not get away with it this time, so please be careful, and try not to break the law in front of the officer!

Aries is often impetuous, but most astrologers would not pick anytime during Venus (love and marriage) Retrograde to get married, elope. Only if the compatibility charts were exceptional, both parties have exceptional progression and transit aspects at that time, and the marriage chart is chosen for the best aspects it can have that also are in splendid harmony with both birth charts. Otherwise, some unions are karmic and will be as they are.

Mercury Double Retrograde!

DURING Venus Retrograde, Mercury starts its Rx cycle, and part of its Retrograde time is during the Venus Rx time! So we have a double Rx April 9 to 15! This is a wee bit of a complicated time with two overlapping cycles and Venus and Mercury each changing signs as well. Mercury will move through 24 Aries 15 to 4 Taurus 50. Mercury is Rx April 9 to May 3.  It makes sense to see your astrologer for details about how this activates your personal chart.

At the time of the double Rx, Venus will be in Pisces, Mercury in Taurus. The degrees are not close, so they will be operating independently of each other. That means in two different houses of your personal chart, possibly even four houses, will be activated. They may act together for you depending on the personal linkage of your planets.

Mercury in Aries is quick to see what’s happening, often distracted, maybe jumps to conclusions, or it’s all in your head. Its speed can save lives, tilt the world in a new direction, blitz by old hurdles! It can be impatient, angry, get down to head butting! Get going or get outta my way, but mainly it just wants to do things! It is a leader that inspires confidence! New projects may finally be undertaken, or fail because they are ahead of their time, there are more considerations than realized. Plant your seeds then plant more seeds! Caution signing papers, even if an expert advises it. This is likely not the time to be impetuous. If you are never impetuous, maybe you should give it a try! Do your best.

In Aries it is very likely not the time to do electional face surgery, elope, buy a new car or mechanical items. If you can wait, fix the furnace or air conditioner later. Be careful about head bumps, your brain/skull, eyes. Put in fire alarms well before the retrograde.

Mercury in Taurus takes its time, maybe too much time, but is the most stable of these four combinations. Sometimes it resists change and is thrown off by shifts in routine. Yet, if Taurus has become tired without realizing, changes may be just what the Dr ordered! Your land may change, your garden, your flowers, trees – earthy things. Taurus is your neck, throat and thyroid. If there are any questions, have a checkup in advance, especially if singing or entertainment is important to you. In general, Taurus is ownership and a solid untouchable bank account, but what we want may surprisingly change during this Rx. A generous gift may be expected and you might have a dilemma about what, how much, or whether to give.

If you make investments, do only test amounts during both retrogrades because Venus (money) is Taurus’s planet. Your thinking about what is attractive can easily change. Not a time to buy a new wardrobe, furnish your home, do a remodel or buy a comfortable car. Whatever you buy, get receipts, buy from well standing companies with excellent return policies, get the warranty. If you sign papers include a review clause so it can be changed, canceled or extended within a reasonable time. You set the time for your next job review time.

Complete Venus & Mercury Retrograde Timetable

Jan 30 Venus starts Rx cycle
Feb  3 Venus Aries
Mar 4 Venus Rx
xxx18 Mercury conjunct Venus – words of appreciation, noticing beauty
xxx25 Sun conjunct Venus – big hearted Love
xxx27 Mercury starts Rx cycle
xxx29 Mercury trine Saturn – recognition of job well done, on time, keeps a level head
xxx31 Mercury Taurus
Apr  2 Venus Pisces – dreams can come true
xxxx8 Venus square Saturn – less than hoped for
xxxx9 Mercury RxDOUBLE Rx starts
xxx10 Full Pink Moon
xxx15 Venus Direct (forward) last day of Double Rx
xxx16 Venus sextile Mars – opportunity for a fresh start
xxx19 Sun conjunct Mercury – bright words!
xxx20 Mercury Aries
xxx21 Venus Rx square Saturn – reconsider values, high priced or a super bargain
xxx24 Mercury Rx trine Saturn – wise choice
xxx28 Venus Aries
xxx28 Mercury Rx conjunct Uranus – Surprise! Brilliant!
May 3 Mercury Direct (forward)
xxxx9 Mercury conjunct Uranus – terrific idea! Friend, join community assn.
xxx10 Full Flower Moon, Wesak – Buddha’s Birthday Celebration!
xxx11 Mercury trine Saturn third time – venture is secure
xxx15 Mercury Taurus
xxx18 Venus cycle finishes
xxx21 Mercury cycle finishes

Mercury trines Saturn three times. Logical and sensible, productive, excellence.

Venus squares Saturn twice. There are costs and the budget may not be enough. Love is not what it used to be or expectations are too high. Out of work partners may not be chosen.

Mercury stations with Uranus April 27 to May 9! Super intelligence, a friend returns and leaves again.

Plan what you can, the Creator will do the rest. Good luck and Grace be with you.

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The Aries Fire Stellium is OVER.  Now as we enter Taurus, the sign of loyalty and steadfastness, what was new, or did you start, during that Aries stellium, that you would like to continue to have in your life?  What value did you bring in that you are happy to maintain?  I have a new student who is new to astrology, and she is taking in the principles amazingly quickly!  I started sharing some more garden space with another community gardener, and intend to grow crops I will harvest to store for winter food.

Wise old Saturn is holding the fort at his 10 degree Libra station (appears to be stationary, still, in the sky) from May 18 to July 8, turning direct (forward) June 12.  Those of you with planets at 8 through 12 degrees will feel the need to enforce or question the rules, make or break commitments, let go or take responsibility, respond to age issues, make career choices, engage in father/ing matters, build for a stable future.  Being overwhelmed burdens the Soul; timing that fits the deed and your needs and your Spirit makes all the difference.  Focus and do your best.  Make yourself proud!

Jupiter is making his last stand in Aries until entering earthy Taurus June 4, starting off a fine Saturday!  That will leave only Uranus in Aries, the lone wolf on its own again, but happily so in a sign of its same spirit, both Uranus and Aries loving freedom and independence!  Jupiter in Aries gives a last chance these 14 days to start what we will, get educated to be encouraged, have confidence, to lead the way, or follow someone we trust well.  It could be more fun than you have ever had before!  Frolicking is good!  Roller skate, hike, ride your bike!  Continue it with Jupiter in Taurus exercise; do the fun kind!  Long horseback rides, mountain walks, walk your dog!  Endurance and strength sports are satisfying.  Long distance and heavy weight.

Jupiter, good luck, fame, huge growth, in attractive Venus ruled Taurus can attract more money than God – they call it a BULL MARKET when the stock market is going UP!  Jupiter in Taurus can keep that money, hordes of it, may travel to the ashram for an extended stay, found a non-profit organic farm, raise horses, buy fine art, start an imported cosmetics franchise, do melting massages at the spa on the train, drive a huge moving truck, give sculpting seminars!  It may get off to a slow start, but once rolling, it just keeps going.  Dedicated, determined, loyal.  Simple, common sense solutions.  Luxurious hair, earthy beauty, natural fabrics, furs.  It looks further ahead than its own two feet, so makes ‘lucky’ choices.  Well grounded, centered, satisfied, peaceful.  Smooth jazz.

Jupiter may, at this time, be even a bit more languid than just the easy-go-flow of Taurus because it is sextile Neptune (only this one time, not the usual 3 times) upon entry into Taurus, makes the exact aspect June 8!  Both are ‘religious’ in that Jupiter rules churches and sets the tenets of faith; Neptune is the Pisces planet, Pisces being the sign of spiritualism, meditation, meeting God on your own terms, often religious diversity.  Jupiter usually calls for adherence to the church’s philosophy, though can be open-minded and take up religious studies.  Pisces, is perhaps more Buddhism oriented, compassionate, yet can believe so passionately as to give one’s life for the cause, a devotee who lives in silence and service in the spiritual abode 24/7.  This aspect offers what works for you, the best of both, in your everyday life.  Jupiter in Taurus loves the armchair more than the airfare.  There better be a good reason to take that trip.  Probably chooses to make oms at home!  Neptune is now in Pisces, its own sign.  It, like Taurus, is usually gentle.  But don’t let this fool you.  Being gentle is one of the greatest powers on earth.  A good teacher can ask clever questions, sneak right up on you and let you think you thought of it yourself!  Feeling and being safe, opens all the gateways for learning.  Your eyes open right up wide with the happiness of the leap – insights, epiphanies, are the order of the day!  Let it be!  Make music!

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Time to take up the fight in a good way.

Uranus will be the second outer planet, Jupiter was first, now in Aries, ready to rocket!  Uranus will be the spice of the 56 day Aries Stellium (4 to 6 planets) March 21 to May 15!  Cautions for Libra, Cancer, Capricorns born early in their signs.  Full steam ahead for Aries, Leos and Sagittarians!

The last time it started March 31, 1927 until Mar 28, 1935.  That era started with the completion of Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight May 21, 1927! Uranus rules flight! Lindbergh was a Feb 2, 1902 Aquarian, a lifelong aviation advocate. He also had Mars (the planet of Aries), common to be first and solo, in Aquarius, the sign of flight! The Lindy Hop, a jitterbug dance of great vitality, neatly fit the exact time period, 1927 to 1935! The combo of electric Uranus and max action Aries could be considered a bit frenetic, high energy to say the least, faster than greased lightning! Genius mechanics! Vehicles will change completely in the next 7, 8 years! There will be record setting bicycle enthusiasts, electric bikes will take their niche! Instead of ride your bike, it will be fly your bike!

Uranus has to do with masses of people all over the world, networking. Aries is the individual, Uranus is the exotic version! Surprising people could come into the Light as leaders of this new time. Uranus is awakening, change, evolution, revolution, the internet! I think we will see a whole nother generation of computer integration for citizens across the globe. Uranus rules space. It would be no surprise to see private citizens finally making that first trip into the ethers! The word friends will take on new meaning.

In combination with Pluto in Capricorn, old organizations, governments, will be brought to their knees, some by lack of funds and reorg, others by downright fall from power. Change will sweep through their systems, initial errors made, until things settle. Pluto in Cap will try to keep the status quo, but the upcoming seven time square from Uranus in Aries (this fall to March 2015), rights and freedom of the Individual will prevail because old Pluto is slow, slower spirited still in Capricorn, and the internet is now bigger than any single government. In this case, resistance only makes the fight more hot. People in 3rd world countries are now hand cranking computers to see what’s what! Whether it is political power outages or electrical, be prepared for system disruptions, personal to planetary.

Power up, folks! Goggles on, get on board, and hang on tight! It’s gonna be the ride of a lifetime!  It’s 8 years’ worth, until March 2019!

Another take on Uranus into Aries

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We have Ascendants, are descendants of those who went before us. Why not be Transcendents?!

And how do you do that? Most of all, if you are making good progress yourself, how did you do it, how do you teach others how to do that? Not only are we transcendent, but we bestow transcendence – another level of transcendence!

By example is, perhaps, the simplest. Just do, be, the thing you want to see happen.  Like a smile.

With empathy. Compassionate understanding of different abilities, personal histories, past lives, can make an incredible difference when nothing else makes sense. Be alert to the needs of others, their capacity, readiness.

Tease the Spirit into play. Do things that are exciting, engage happiness! That could mean blood moving exercise, art that pulls the heart, giving tools of an enticing trade, maybe a video camera or keyboard, sailboat, vineyard, dance tutoring, a trip to a sacred place event – could be a meditation retreat.

Keen Spirited Pisces Photographer Ansel Adams

Feb 20, 1902, a true Pisces visionary see-er, Ansel Adams, keen musician, amazing Photographer, is a great example.  He did what he loved.  Sun & Mars in Pisces, Mercury trine Neptune, the Pisces planet, both retrograde. Blessed with an eidetic memory. Member of the Sierra Club, his images of Yosemite all seasons, were breathtakingly inspiring.

Education and Sales are close cousins. Each hopes to inspire you, telling you all the virtues, forms of transference of mental wealth.  Your offering can be made seriously with quiet grace, or shouted laughingly with ‘Let’s do it’s!

However you go, minute by minute, year by year, dramatically or minutely, seen or completely unseen, internally, transcendence happens. Evolution is. Grace is. Not one other person may ever understand or ‘see’ you morph. Yet it happens. A day may come when people look at you and say, ‘You’ve changed.’ And, yes, you have.

It takes the time it takes. It is honorable. It is your Soul’s way of learning its own kind of temperance, spiritual patience, an internal strength and courage.

Blessed be. In gratitude.  Keep your Light shining and your vision clear.

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Planets and Zodiac - Learn about yourself through Astrology!

Last month, if you are subscribed to my newsletter, you read about event charts of things that have already happened!  Sagittarians are planners, so the proactive way of using charts is to seek the best charts for your future ventures – opening a new business, starting a new job, best advertising dates, getting married, taking your trip, when to move, buy or sell your home!  These are all crucial matters!  I would highly recommend getting a good astrology program (see below) so you can scan ahead, not missing any juicy aspects!

    1) Look for periods of great transit to transits
    2) Look at your Progressions for long term life timing
    3) Scan outer planet transits to your birth chart
    4) Narrow it down with inner planet transits to your birth chart
    5) Check your Pocket Astrologer for transits to transits and the Moon’s signs and aspects
    6) And, lastly, select the very best time of day!

That should keep you busy for awhile! Let me know how it goes, and call me if you would like some help or to check your work! It’s fun, and when you get a great chart, it’s worth all your effort and makes a huge difference to the success of your event!

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Another kind of rainbow…. See the adventure at Cosley & Houston Alpine Guides

Prayer flags and Cholatse from the moraines above Gokyo, Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS, SAGITTARIANS!
May your Journey bring you Home!

The water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, are wellsprings. Fire signs, leaders, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, follow water!

Cancer, chalice of home, begets Leo teens, confident self expression.
Scorpio empowerment through worthy sharing with partners, leads to Sagittarian confidence to promote, to travel Life’s Path.
Pisces, keeper of Spirit and Soul, makes the music that makes an Aries’s feet dance into places that were once only dreams!

Now, here we are in the last fire sign, Sagittarius, teacher, way shower. From Scorpio molten depths, to Sagittarius flaming arrows! Sagittarius is the Spirit in travel mode, finding the Path of Life, making the maps for the Soul to see, to explore, to Infinity Within, the greatest height of the rainbow arc! The greatest trip you will ever take is the one right between your own eyes, your Life! Space like you wouldn’t believe. For a Sagittarian, it’s never too big in there, and it’s always too long in one place! Not restless exactly, just a bigger curiosity quotient, motion is the name of the game! There is SO much to learn!

The more we travel, the more we learn, the greater the perspective, the knowing of the meaning of the whole. Sag wants to know what it all means, and continues to learn for the sake of learning! Traveling the inner world is a metaphor for traveling the external physical world, and vice versa! What we see that we love on the outside we need to create within, always have it in our hearts. We can travel so far, yet we are still our self.

Being far, far away, sometimes is so good. It loosens the bonds of our burdens, lets us rest, gather strength, restores our Spirit. Other times, the troubles go right along with us, dampening our Spirit. No matter which, distance helps us see so many things, a new vantage point, like rays on a wheel seeing back to the Center. And love? A woman with Sun, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury in Sagittarius says: All the miles in the world will never stop me from caring about you! Distance may be nothing at all.

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