Jupiter & Neptune January 13

Jupiter & Neptune 


January 13, 2019


1:57 pm EST 


There will be three exact squares this year between Jupiter and Neptune (Jan 13, June 16 and Sept 21).   This is a call back to 2010 when Jupiter and Neptune were in conjunction.  On the personal front go back to 2010 and see if anything comes up from then that now needs fresh eyes.    Globally speaking, too much optimism will be squashed by disillusion.   We all need to avoid getting caught up in some kind of righteous undertow.  Things will dissolve in front of the world’s eyes.   Zealots and zealotry could be problematic.  When or if your own beliefs get shaken then going in deep and finding a connection to your own maker will be critical.   It is interesting that the first hit takes place during this super pragmatic Capricorn lunar phase.   Although this aspect is tough it does have the gift of creativity and the ability to build bridges to other circles.   Keep the accent on humanitarianism and that should help.  Just don’t get lost too far in any area.  



Uranus Direct — Here we Goooooooooooooo!

Uranus Direct 


January 7, 3:36am EST 


28 Aries 36


Uranus is retrograde for about five months every year so when it stations direct or retrograde it is not a big deal.  However, this time something different is going on.   Uranus is the planet of great disruptions.   Late last spring Uranus moved into Taurus where it began its 7-8 year cycle.   Then in August it turned retrograde and eventually returned to Aries.  The return to Aries was asking all of us to find our inner warrior one more time.   Aries desire to survive is paramount.   The last time Uranus was retrograde in Aries, before it made its final move into Taurus, was August 1934 – January 1935.  How many people felt compelled at that time to move?  Something in them said “My survival and my family’s survival means we need to do something.”   Obviously, people who had a high antenna knew they needed to get out of Europe.  In America others took their families out of the Dustbowl.  All around the world people were shifting and moving.  A lot went from rural to urban.     Now it is our time to be in the hopper, Uranus changing direction could send beeps to each of us.   Be aware of any thoughts or insights or feelings that you need to do something and put it on the fast track.  It could be important.   Uranus will return to Taurus on March 9 where it will stay until 2025.  We will talk a lot more about Uranus in Taurus going forward.   But you should know that Artificial Intelligence will move far and wide during the next seven years and will impact the work place.   Food will also be impacted with important changes and fluxes as will real estate.  Stock Markets will go for huge rides and currency will be impacted.   If you get any sense of what your plan B needs to be during these final months of Uranus in Aries consider it as it might turn into plan A between now and 2025. Finally, there is one area that will certainly be front and center during this period:  Climate Change.   We crossed the Rubicon some time ago but for many of us this final retrograde of Uranus (since August) brought a new awareness and fear that we need to do something in our personal lives and globally in the face of climate changes.  Where are you living?  How will it be impacted?  How are you feeling compelled to protect Earth?   We will see and talk more about Uranus in Taurus as we slog it out together in the coming years.    

Astrology Week of Dec 31



Last Quarter Moon Phase


December 29, 2018 


4:434am EST 


Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense. And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living  “The serenity prayer” 


God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.


Focus on:


What actions are you taking that speak to your partnerships? What action are you taking that speak to finding balance? What do you need to do more of that you have neglected?  How will support bigger goals?   Where do you need to negotiate?   How is negotiating inspired?   


Special Focus:


12/31: Mars enters Aries.   Fight or flight.    Breaking out of old routines.  New ground.   Actions that bring on Independence. 


Balsamic Moon Phase


January 1, 2019 


9:06pm EST 


Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  


Focus on How are you releasing your controlling nature?  How are you releasing your black and white nature?  How are you releasing the stuff that is ‘gunking’ you up? 


Special Focus:


1/1: Sun conjunct Saturn.  Discipline.  Measured.  Taking a look and figuring out the best move that is smart and sane.  


1 4: Mercury enters Capricorn 


NEW MOON January 5, 2018   8:28pm EST 15 Cap 25    


Cancer Full Moon


Cancer Full Moon

December 22, 2018

12:48 PM EST

0 Cancer 49

The Full Moon in the sign Cancer arrives within 24 hours of the Winter Solstice.   There is also the Ursids meteor shower adding fireworks to the sky with up to a dozen or so shooting stars per hour– depending on your location.

In the Full Moon chart the Sun trines Uranus who sextiles the Moon while Chiron opposes the Sun and squares the Moon.   There may be lessons during this three-day phase.   Lessons both personally and globally.

The moon at zero degrees is at the beginning of the Cancer journey, which means the lesson could be new and somehow relates to roots, family, emotions, mom, food and things that are cozy.  Are you attracted or repelled by the Cancerian energy?   Will you put on your hard crab shell and hide your feelings?  Or will you bring out your pinchers and go snip snip.      Chiron in Pisces is self wounding and challenges our faith, “Why can’t I just forgive ____?”  This is a question that may come up.    There could be some hideous example in the world that shows the lowest level of humanity. Will we be able to forgive them for what they did even if it has nothing to do with us?    Luckily Uranus provides some uplighting thoughts and creativity.  Even in the middle of a tough moment we may have a thought or impulse that is just pure genius.

During this full moon our emotions will be up pretty high and we will process a lot but we also will connect some dots that we never thought about before and bam, like a magic we put something together that heals.

That is what we call a good thing.

This Week In Astrology Dec 10 – 16

On Tuesday of this week we move into the three day Crescent lunar phase. We learn information about our friends.  Our circles of like minded people show us something about our own aspirations. 


On the 15ththe first quarter moon brings up our spirituality.  For three days consider how our goals and aspirations line up with our faith?  Or how is our lack faith impacting our goals?  


Crescent Moon Phase


December 11, 2018  


12:12 am EST


Focus on: What information are you learning about your friends and associates?  What are you learning about like-minded thinkers?  How are they in sync with your goals?   How are your circles of people in alignment with your aspirations?  How are you aspirational to your friends?  How do they inspire you? 


Special Focus


12/12 Mercury enters Sagittarius 


First Quarter Moon 


December 15


6:49am EST 


Focus on: What actions can you take that support the seeds you planted on new moon?  How will these actions benefit your aspirations?   Where do you need spiritual support to reach your goals?   


Sagittarius New Moon. Get Inspired. Now!

Sagittarius New Moon 

December 7, 2018 

2:20 am EST

15 Sag 07

We are down to the last couple hours before Mercury turns direct and I was able to get Sag New Moon Up in time.   Praise the lord.  
I hope you will take the time to give it a read. It’s not that long and I really want you to make the most of the 29 day cycle.   I am helping you recharge your batteries which is so critical as we head off into 2019.  

You will find my Sag New Moon article on Margaret Wendt’s website HERE 

Mercury Direct


Mercury Direct
December 6
4:22pm EST
27 Scorpio 16
Let’s take a moment and consider what has come up since October 28th? 
Things that may have come up that speak to shared resources (often money), loans and debts.  Legal matters and sex may have also come up.   And then there is power and empowerment.  Along with being visionary and goals.  Where are you setting your sights?  What goal has started to come up in your field of vision?  This is part and parcel of this final Mercury retrograde for 2018. 
Upon turning direct on the 6th we will continue to process and fine tune all the stuff that came up.   Even if we feel tired and even if there are outstanding issues we will still find that we have crossed a major hurdle because our brain is now on the right side of this equation.   Watch what you accomplish or movements you make between now and the 24th when the shadow completes.

And of course all the miscommunication, lost mail, disconnectedness should abate with Mercury’s new course.  

Enjoy your new journey.  

Neptune Direct November 24


Neptune Direct 


November 24  8:08pm EST


13 Pisces 41 



Neptune wraps its annual retrograde on November 24.  Neptune reached 16 degrees of Pisces on June 18 then it stationed retrograde and trekked back to 13 degrees. If you have any planets between 12 and 17 degrees Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sag you probably have felt like you are losing your mind, just a bit.  Maybe that is okay, sort of.   Now as it passes over these degrees again you may find your common sense return. For the rest of us we continue to process our faith and spirituality.    Take some time and consider what you have learned about your inner landscape since June.  What rattled you?  Where did your intuition work for you?  When should you have paid attention to your gut? Meditate on what you may have learned and above all ask how you access your humanitarianism.  


Gemini Full Moon. November 22/23


Gemini Full Moon

November 23, 2018

12:39am EST

0 Gemini 52

Who invited the pirate?

Gemini Full Moon can be a fun moon with a spin on light chit- chat.  It is a moon that likes to “pollinate” information, getting and giving bits of data. If this information is helpful, is determined by the rest of the chart.  In this case Mars in Pisces is squaring Sun and Moon and Jupiter.   Mars is funny when he is in Pisces as he is a bit of a swashbuckler Pirate although where he is heading nobody knows including him.   He’s riding up and down the waves with his sword in his hand compelled to do …just something.

The three-day full moon could have communication that is both forceful and fuzzy.   Additionally, Mercury the ruler of Gemini is retrograde putting more emphasis on miscommunication.  During this three -day Full Moon when you are told information please consider the source.  Ask where it originated.   Do not take anything important that is told to you at face value.   It may be accurate but you would be well served to double check through your own sources.   And the same goes with what you tell others.   Be thoughtful before you speak.   Slow down!

Jupiter who is in his home sign of Sagittarius is on top of the Sun and opposing the moon so he is bringing his own skills of embellishment and exaggeration to the full moon phase.  Oh, boy, that’s an understatement.

In the USA this Full Moon launches Thanksgiving evening (23rdfor EST). Stories around the dinner table could be a bit more large and exaggerated and whether anyone wants to take on the person telling the yarns will be between them and their maker.  It could be a bruiser with some huff and puff and walk out—remember that Pirate is sitting at the table with you.

This Full Moon also coincides with Black Friday and sales could be record high with Jupiter in the mix.  A word of warning if you really must scratch the itch and go buy a bunch of stuff double check your budget. Assess all your payments that will be due in December and pay with cash, this is the only way to curb Jupiter’s propensity for over doing it.  He is just so dang exuberant.   You might be better served going out on some adventure.  Not a high- risk adventure but just one that opens up your world.

In general, if you want to make the most out of this Gemini full moon who arguably is one of the most gifted signs in its ability to talk to anyone (along with Sagittarius), seek to connect with others through humanitarian actions or conversations.   Find the human wherever you are even if it is that crazy uncle who you just can’t stand, look for the human.   Jupiter is a bridge that brings us together with others who stand in some faraway land even if it is a mile from our home.   This journey with Jupiter in Sag lasts a year and it has just begun and how interesting it is in aspect with this full moon at the beginning of its journey.  The Universe is getting our attention.  Let’s remember  we are learning a lesson when we find our bridge through humanity.    Ahoy, mate and remember to pass the peace, please.

Mercury Turns Retrograde November 16

November 16 8:33pm EST 

Mercury retrograde dates


October 28 Shadow 


November 16 Mercury retrograde 13 Sag 29


December 1 Mercury re-enters Scorpio 


December 6 Mercury direct  27 Scorpio 16


December 12 Mercury re-enters Sag 


December 24 shadow ends 


The final round of Mercury retrograde for 2018 will begin on November 16 at 13 Degrees of Sag and then will turn direct at 27 Scorpio on December 6.    This Mercury retrograde may be a bit more challenging than the other ones from earlier in the year because of Neptune.  Neptune who is full of hocus pocus is in square with Mercury.   This mercury retrograde will have us all taking a second look at our opinions and philosophy and BIG Ideas.   Are those opinions based in fact or fiction?   Neptune loves to gaslight us when we drift too far from facts.   If you find yourself getting too worked up during this retrograde, double check if you are being influenced by something that is not based in logic.   Stay away from gossip and zealots.   There will be liars.   They may show up at the beginning of the retrograde or they could start their deceit after Dec 1 when Mercury returns to Scorpio.   The lying will be based on power issues and of course any Mercury retrograde in Sag is full of exaggeration!   Tread carefully as you hear a lot of stuff that just is not accurate.  But in the end, our belief system will be intact when the retrograde is over on December 6 and we may have all learned something about our opinions and beliefs and when is it appropriate to share any of it by the time Mercury returns to Sag on December 12th