Michelle Karen

Michelle Karen is one of the world’s few ‘Quantum’ astrologers (as described by Kryon in 2009). She knew her life’s mission at the age of 14… to become an astrologer! By combining this with her natural psychic gifts, she has flourished to become one of the world’s most influencial writers on the subject. You can now read her monthly forecasts here on the Kryon UK website.

May 2018 astrological forecast

 

May 2018

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Isa “ice”. The necessity this month to slow down, reflect and proceed more cautiously as danger could be lurking at any turn. A time to be clear in our choices and not act in a foolish manner, nor fall prey to the ups and downs of outer reality. The more we stand in the eye of the storm, grounded in our inner peace and joy, the more we anchor peace and light not just for ourselves, but also for others. 

Jupiter remains retrograde this whole month until July 11 with a shadow period continuing until October 7th. The degrees traveled this month (19º19’-15º39’ Scorpio) are symbolized by: “A woman drawing aside two dark curtains”, “A parrot listening and then talking repeats a conversation he has overheard”, “A path through woods rich in autumn coloring”, “A woman, filled with her own spirit, is the father of her own child”, “A girl’s face breaking into a smile”.  The next 3 months, with repercussions until the beginning of October, require of us to reassess our belief system. In what, in whom do we place our faith? How solidly implanted in our integrity are we? How loyal are we to those who have always proven their support and commitment to us? A time also to be clear on what makes us happy, and if we have lost our joy, to remember, regain and celebrate it again.

Saturn remains retrograde this whole month until September 6th. Its shadow period lasts until December 13th, 2018. The degrees traveled this month (9º00’-7º44’ Capricorn) are represented by: “An Angel carrying a harp” and “Birds in the house singing happily”. We are being asked to honor our own mastery. As we stand, secure in our self-sufficiency, with discipline, focus and sobriety, we are able to tap into our wisdom and our personal power, regaining clear access to what we acquired as initiates in other lifetimes.

Uranus enters Taurus on 5/15 till November 7th, 2018 + March 6th 2019 till July 8th, 2025. This new cycle marks an important turning point in how we treat Mother Earth. More and more voices will raise ecological questions. More and more people will become concerned with the destruction of the rain forests, what is happening to natural resources and climate changes. The financial system is also likely to change quite dramatically. Corruptions in banking institutions could come to light. We could become more and more aware of how enslaved we are by money and create new ways to free ourselves from its dominion over our lives. Taurus natives and Taurus Ascendants will discover a huge sense of freedom brought about by creative changes in their awareness of who they are.

The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

·       On Thursday 5/3 between 5:50 AM and 7:06 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

·       On Sunday 5/6 between 6:48 AM and 7:48 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

·       On Tuesday 5/8 between 7:29 PM and 8:11 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

·       On Friday 5/11 between 2:02 AM and 5:40 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.

·       On Sunday 5/13 between 11:05 AM and 11:15 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

·       On Tuesday 5/15 between 1:30 PM and 1:43 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.

·       On Thursday 5/17 between 11:18 AM and 2:47 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

·       On Saturday 5/19 between 2:14 PM and 4:11 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.

·       From Sunday 5/20 at 8:30 PM till Monday 5/21 at 7:00 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.

·       On Wednesday 5/23 between 7:55 AM and 11:52 PM: when the Moon enters Libra

·       From Friday 5/25 at 2:03 PM till Saturday 5/26 at 6:39 AM: when the Moon enters                      Scorpio.

·       On Monday 5/28 between 10:25 AM and 3:29 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

·       From Tuesday 5/29 at 11:26 PM (V/C all day Wednesday 5/30) till Thursday 5/31 at 2:26            AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!

Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:

Moon in Sagittarius between Tuesday 5/1 at 8:19 AM and Thursday 5/3 at 7:05 PM + between Monday 5/28 at 3:29 PM and Thursday 5/31 at 2:24 AM: Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….).

Moon in Capricorn between Thursday 5/3 at 7:06 PM and Sunday 5/6 at 7:47 AM + between Thursday 5/31 at 2:56 AM and Saturday 6/2 at 3:05 PM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…

Moon in Aquarius between Sunday 5/6 at 7:48 AM and Tuesday 5/8 at 8:10 PM: Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….

Moon in Pisces between Tuesday 5/8 at 8:11 PM and Friday 5/11 at 5:39 AM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…

Moon in Aries between Friday 5/11 at 5:40 AM and Sunday 5/13 at 11:14 AM : Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….

Moon in Taurus between Sunday 5/13 at 11:15 AM and Tuesday 5/15 at 1:42 PM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…

Moon in Gemini between Tuesday 5/15 at 1:43 PM and Thursday 5/17 at 2:46 PM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….

Moon in Cancer between Thursday 5/17 at 2:47 PM and Saturday 5/19 at 4:10 PM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….

Moon in Leo between Saturday 5/19 at 4:11 PM and Monday 5/21 at 7:02 PM and Monday 5/21 at 7:02 PM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…

Moon in Virgo between Monday 5/21 at 7:03 PM and Wednesday 5/23 at 11:51 PM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….

Moon in Libra between Wednesday 5/23 at 11:52 PM and Saturday 5/26 at 6:38 AM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).

Moon in Scorpio between Saturday 5/26 at 6:39 AM and Monday 5/28 at 3:28 PM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.

This month’s intentional meditation started on Sunday 4/1 when we took out as many blank sheets of paper as you will have intentions and placed them near a window, on a balcony or in a garden so that they would bask in the light of the Full Moon in Scorpio. Once that moment had passed, we gathered our Full Moon charged blank sheets and placed them in a folder.

On Tuesday 5/15 on the New Moon in Taurus, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out by exactly 4:48 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

Next month’s intentional meditation starts on Tuesday 5/29. Take out as many blank sheets of papers as you will have.  intentions and place them near a window, on a balcony, or in a garden so that they bask in the light of the Full Moon in Sagittarius at exactly 7:19 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your Full Moon charged blank sheets and place them in a folder.

Sunday 5/6: Sun Sextile Neptune (6:57 AM)

Today, we could feel somewhat dreamy and unfocused. Artists however could be particularly inspired. Inasmuch as they do not fall into spiritual imagination, channelers, psychics and healers could find it easier to connect to the other side of the veil.

Monday 5/7: Mercury Square Pluto (1:49 AM), Venus Square Neptune (2:59 PM)

Voicing our opinions a little too strongly, issuing ultimatums, forcing our way through obstacles, all lead today to major impasses or passive resistance from others. Best to lay low, keep our ideas to ourselves and do everything in our power to maintain a sense of unity. We could feel that someone is deceitful or evasive. We could ourselves be tempted to tell white lies or mask the truth. More than ever today should we strive to remain in integrity. 

Tuesday 5/8: Sun Opposition Jupiter (5:39 PM)

A day to re-evaluate our spiritual journey up to now and gain greater self-confidence. A day to not fall into over-enthusiasm, but to remain dignified and elegant. Great for a long distance journey that expands our horizons and exposes us to new ways of being.   

 Friday 5/11: Sun Trine Pluto (4:07 PM)

Others respect our power and leadership. Discord should be dealt with openly with dignity and elegance. Our ability to X-ray situations and people from a deep knowingness, a sense of self-confidence and natural authority, rally people to our decisions and elicit a cooperation beneficial for all involved.

 Saturday 5/12: Mercury Square Mars (6:30 AM)

A day to be careful while driving. We could be tempted to speed through red lights and to insist on having priority at all times. Impatience, rash behavior, impulsive reactions should also be watched for. We could speak our mind a little too freely, causing enmities. Best to channel our energy in constructive projects requiring energy and enthusiasm.

Sunday 5/13: Mercury Conjunct Uranus (3:49 AM), Mercury enters Taurus (5:40 AM till 5/29)

A day to expect the unexpected. Plans could change on a moment’s notice, disruptions could redirect our projects, unusual news could open new possibilities. We could feel the need to break away from those who seem to be constantly caught in the same dramas while becoming drawn to new people walking to the sound of their own drummer. During the next 3 weeks, our thinking and way of communicating is slower, more grounded, and practical. We need to reevaluate everything we learn based on our own experience.

Tuesday 5/15: Uranus enters Taurus (8:23 AM), Mars enters Aquarius (9:55 PM till August 14, 2018)

Regarding Uranus in Taurus, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. During the next three months our energy is best channeled into humanitarian projects. We could take an active interest in reactivating inventions from the distant past or tapping into what people will need in the future. Technologies using solar energy or using earth’s natural resources in harmony with nature, could return to the forefront.

Wednesday 5/16: Mars Square Uranus (0:03 AM),  

Unusual, unexpected, sudden new situations could disrupt our course of action. Impatience, impulsive behavior are likely to disturb our peace. We could feel restless, explosive even, and prone to foolish risks. Important to assert our independence, but through constructive changes.

Friday 5/18: Mercury Trine Saturn (9:49 AM)

A wonderful day to clear our desk of backlogged work. We are focused, disciplined and hard working. Great also for focusing on our goals and objectives, mapping our future and re-defining our ambitions. We seek the advice of wiser, successful individuals and are interested in meaningful conversations.

 Saturday 5/19: Venus enters Cancer (6:11 AM till June 14th), Venus Sextile Uranus (10:29 AM),

During this coming month, we could become more emotionally involved in matters relating to home and family. Our relationship with children should improve and bring much mutual nurturing and joy. Our artistic abilities are enhanced, especially drawing and painting. Our sense of humor is heightened. Today, more specifically, is great for new, exciting social contacts. A love affair could be very freeing and develop fast. It is only if we remain independent and good friends that it has a chance of developing into something more serious and long lasting. In general, our relationships should remain drama, control and jealousy free. A love could turn into a friendship and a friendship into love.

 Sunday 5/20: Sun enters Gemini (7:15 PM till June 22nd)

Four weeks during which communication, teaching, learning, studying as well as short trips are highlighted. We could feel more curious than usual and open to new social encounters.

Monday 5/22: Mercury Sextile Neptune (7:14 PM), Mercury Opposition Jupiter (10:54 PM)

Not a good day to sign legally binding documents. We could miss the fine print. Important facts could be either distorted or hidden from view. A person close to us could prove deceitful. If someone or a proposition seems too good to be true, it may just be that. Easy today to bite more than we can chew and allow our over-optimism to grow things out of proportion. Important to remain as grounded and moderate as possible. Artists and healers could find this day particularly inspiring. Imagination is enhanced and meditation, encouraged.

Wednesday 5/23: Sun Trine Mars (7:39 PM)

A very good day for starting a new exercise program. Excellent also for an endeavor requiring leadership abilities and physical stamina. Our approach is direct, positive and energetic. Our enthusiasm and dynamism inspire others to action.

 Friday 5/25: Jupiter Trine Neptune (2:49 AM), Mercury Trine Pluto (6:36 AM), Venus Opposition Saturn (11:40 PM)

A day to pay attention to our night dreams and our visions. We could feel particularly inspired spiritually, compassionate and generous towards those less fortunate than ourselves. We could be called to becoming the spokesperson of a silent majority. Others listen to us because they feel that what we are saying today does not come from a book, but from the depths of our inner knowingness. Our natural authority rallies people to our ideas. We may need to re-evaluate a love relationship and be very honest with ourselves and our partner. A shaky relationship could end under this transit, while a good one becomes stronger.

 Tuesday 5/29: Mercury enters Gemini (4:49 PM till June 12th)

Two weeks during which our curiosity is heightened. We may feel more communicative and social than usual, be interested in new topics that stimulate our intellect and open to exciting short trips.

Wishing you a month of May filled with magic!

 

In Loving Light.

April 2018 astrological forecast

April 2018

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Berkana “right action”. This month requires of us ultimate integrity, that we do what we know to be right whether or not someone is watching. Right action is action in alignment with our highest truth that respects and honors others around us. Every action has consequences and  we should never underestimate the law of karma which, with the acceleration of evolution, is often becoming instantaneous. Actions dictated by our heart and our conscience bless us with peace, balance and serenity.

Mercury is retrograde until 4/15 between 12º33’ and 4º47’ Aries. Its shadow period will remain until May 4th. The degree it turns back direct on is represented in the Sabian Symbols by: “A triangle with wings”. The first two weeks of April will prove particularly challenging. Mechanical problems could abound and we should be extra careful when driving. Repressed anger, impulsiveness, aggressive behaviors are likely to suddenly flare up in intense ways. The best way to use this period is to return to a physical exercise regimen we had abandoned and to rekindle our enthusiasm for a project we had initiated a long time ago and forgotten…

Jupiter remains retrograde until July 11, with a shadow period continuing until October 7th. The degrees traveled this month (22º25’-19º29’ Scorpio) are symbolized by: “A rabbit metamorphoses into a nature spirit”, “Hunters shooting wild ducks”, “Obeying his conscience, a soldier resists orders” and “a woman draws away two dark curtains closing the entrance to a sacred pathway”. A lot of toxicity both moral and physical could surface during this time. It is necessary this month to purify our bodies, be financially transparent and re-evaluate our actions based on our true values. Moral and spiritual integrity are the ultimate requirements to ascension.

Saturn turns retrograde on April 17 until September 6th. Its shadow period will last until December 13th, 2018. The degree traveled this month (9º08’ Capricorn) is represented by: “An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor”. Standing in our mastery, with peace, serenity and authority, enables us to do the seemingly impossible: inspire the trust of benevolent beings who normally would not approach humans and communicate with other realms of consciousness. A time to know what we know and remember who we really are in our beauty, intelligence, strength and power.

Pluto turns retrograde on April 22 until September 30th. Its shadow period will remain until Nov 25, 2019. The degrees traveled this month (21º17’ Capricorn) is symbolized by: “by accepting defeat gracefully, a general reveals nobility of character”.  True power gives peace and confidence with no need to impress others or pretend to be who we are not. All the events taking place around us are testing the quality of our soul, our integrity, our loyalty, our values. What is important to us? How true are we with ourselves, with others? The greater our power, the more responsibility we have.  Honesty and humility bring greatness. 

The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

·       On Sunday 4/1 between 11:29 AM and 3:57 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.

·       On Tuesday 4/3 between 9:06 AM and 11:55 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

·       On Friday 4/6 between 6:36 A and 11:01 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

·       On Sunday 4/8 between 7:40 PM till 11:50 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

·       On Wednesday 4/11 between 7:55 AM and 11:40 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

·       On Friday 4/13 between 4:27 AM and 8:20 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.

·       From Sunday 4/15 at 10:59 PM till Monday 4/16 at 1:51 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

·       From Tuesday 4/17 at 3:05 PM till Wednesday 4/18 at 5:02 AM: when the Moon enters                Gemini.

·       On Friday 4/20 between 5:05 AM and 7:26 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

·       On Sunday 4/22 between 7:58 AM till 10:09 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.

·       On Tuesday 4/24 between 11:39 AM till 1:40 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.

·       On Thursday 4/26 between 2:49 AM and 6:13 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.

·       From Saturday 4/28 at 10:32 PM till Sunday 4/29 at 0:11 AM: when the Moon enters                    Scorpio.

·       From Monday 4/30 at 7:56 PM till Tuesday 5/1 at 8:19 AM: when the Moon enters                        Sagittarius.

Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!

Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:

Moon in Scorpio between Sunday 4/1 at 3:57 PM till Tuesday 4/3 at 11:54 PM + between Sunday 4/29 at 0:10 AM and Tuesday 5/1 at 8:18 AM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.

Moon in Sagittarius between Tuesday 4/3 at 11:55 PM and Friday 4/6 at 11:00 AM: Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….).

Moon in Capricorn between Friday 4/6 at 11:01 AM and Sunday 4/8 at 11:49 PM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…

Moon in Aquarius between Sunday 4/8 at 11:50 PM and Wednesday 4/11 at 11:39 AM: Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….

Moon in Pisces between Wednesday 4/11 at 11:40 AM and Friday 4/13 at 8:25 PM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…

Moon in Aries between Friday 4/13 at 8:26 PM and Monday 4/16 at 1:50 AM: Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….

Moon in Taurus between Monday 4/16 at 1:51 AM and Wednesday 4/18 at 5:01 AM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…

Moon in Gemini between Wednesday 4/18 at 5:02 AM and Friday 4/20 at 7:25 AM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….

Moon in Cancer between Friday 4/20 at 7:26 AM and Sunday 4/22 at 10:08 AM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….

Moon in Leo between Sunday 4/22 at 10:09 AM and Tuesday 4/24 at 1:39 PM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…

Moon in Virgo between Tuesday 4/24 at 1:40 PM and Thursday 4/26 at 6:12 PM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….

Moon in Libra between Thursday 4/26 at 6:13 PM and Sunday 4/29 at 0:10 AM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).

This month’s intentional meditation started on Saturday March 31. On Sunday 4/15, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out by exactly 6:57 PM as the New Moon occurs in Aries. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

The next intentional meditation starts on Sunday 4/29. Take out as many blank sheets of paper as you will have intentions and place them near a window, on a balcony or in a garden so that they will bask in the light of the Full Moon in Scorpio by exactly 5:58 PM. Once that moment has passed, gather your Full Moon charged blank sheets and place them in a folder.

Sunday 4/1: Sun conjunct Mercury (10:53 AM)

A great day for pleasant social activities, making friends, positive communications and thinking with clarity. Good also for short trips, learning and exchanging information. 

Monday 4/2: Mars Conjunct Saturn (8:44 AM)

A day of constructive, deliberate action. Great for starting a project that requires staying power, hard work, resilience, patience and discipline. Excellent for beginning a successful new exercise program and for using limitations or challenges to strengthen the structures we are creating.  

Wednesday 4/4: Mercury Square Mars (0:06 AM)

Communications could be brutally honest and degenerate into open conflict. Best to avoid impulsive responses and to stay as balanced and diplomatic as possible. Important to be extra aware when driving. Anger, impatience could be the cause of accidents easily avoided with some moderation.

 Thursday 4/5: Mercury Square Saturn (1:22 AM)

Today, we could feel a little gloomy, lonelier and more isolated than usual. Our seriousness is best channelled by focusing on our short and long-term plans, clearing backlogged work, and re-evaluating our ambitions. Facing the delays in the manifestation of our goals with grace and elegance, will bring much better long-term results than any kind of aggressive rebellion.

 Saturday 4/7: Venus Trine Saturn (6:36 AM)

A very good day to solidify an existing love relationship, even to get engaged or married. We are very aware of the strengths and weaknesses of our connections to others and quite realistic with regard to what they bring into our lives. Single people could feel a little lonelier than usual, but can wisely use this day to fall in love with themselves and create the list of the ideal partner they wish to attract into their lives. A very good day for financial matters. Our attitude towards money is grounded and solid.

Tuesday 4/10: Sun Square Pluto (9:51 PM), Venus Trine Mars (11:02 PM)

More than ever, do we need to remain in loyalty and integrity. Today,  in the face of black-mailing, ultimatums, manipulation, or being forced into a decision, the more we adopt an attitude of graceful cooperation, creating situations where all win, the more successful we shall be. If we remain easygoing, social situations are relaxed and balanced.

Thursday 4/12: Venus Sextile Neptune (9:27 AM)

A great day to retreat in peaceful inner serenity. Relationships could be  confusing due to the evasiveness or the deceit of the person we are involved with. We are more sensitive than usual to beauty, art, music and subtle vibrations. Silence and peace feel particularly appealing.   

Saturday 4/14: Jupiter Sextile Pluto (3:28 AM), Mars Sextile Neptune (10:28 AM)

A meaningful journey to another country or furthering our education by learn something that we have always been attracted to, could well change our destiny. Our actions are marked by sensitivity to others and compassion. We are likely to want to support a charitable organization.   

Sunday 4/15: Mercury turns direct (2:21 AM)

Today, there may still be some miscommunications and lost objects. Everything will return to normal tomorrow.  

Monday 4/16: Venus Opposition Jupiter (11:59 PM)

Not a good day for extravagant shopping or overindulgence of any sort as we could be tempted to spend a lot more than we have. An item we are attracted to could be greatly overpriced or we could buy something that we later regret or have no real use for. Relationships could go a little overboard today. Important to seek moderation in all our social encounters and financial matters.

 Tuesday 4/17: Venus Trine Pluto (6:02 AM), Saturn turns retrograde (6:47 PM)

Inner obstacles to intimacy, emotional scars could surface now, enabling transformation. We could rekindle our passion for life, as well as the romance in our relationships. Regarding Saturn retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

 Wednesday 4/18: Sun Conjunct Uranus (6:59 AM)

A day to expect the unexpected. We could feel erratic, scattered and impatient. Sudden breaks in communication or relationships could occur suddenly. We tend to be less cooperative than usual and more individualistic. Unusual solutions to problems come in a flash of intuition. Revelations change the course of action.

Thursday 4/19: Sun enters Taurus (8:13 PM until May 20th)

During the next month, we tend to be attracted to more practical and grounded topics of interests. We progress at a more peaceful rhythm. We are more prone to taking care of our physical needs and more esthetically inclined.  

Sunday 4/22: Pluto turns Retrograde (8:23 AM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

 Monday 4/23: Mars Sextile Jupiter (10:13 PM)

Best today to avoid any kind of rash extravagance or overindulgence, but great for expanding our financial status, starting an adventurous trip or furthering our education. Our philosophical beliefs fuel our actions with integrity and positive energy.

 Tuesday 4/24: Venus enters Gemini (9:40 AM until June 13)

During the next 3 weeks, we are likely to be social butterflies, open to new encounters, light hearted and excited and interested in everyone we meet. Relationships are easygoing. We are drawn to positive people who stimulate our mind and open us to new circles. Friendship takes precedence over love.

Wednesday 4/25: Mercury Square Saturn (2:27 PM)

Kindly refer to Thursday 4/5.

Thursday 4/26: Mars Conjunct Pluto (3:54 AM)

Our passion drives us to action. Nothing or no one can stop our forward motion. We literally move mountains today, leaving no stone unturned in our efforts. Any change of direction created today has far-reaching, long-lasting effects. Collaborating with others on uplifting projects, brings positive results.

Sunday 4/29: Sun Trine Saturn (3:03 AM)

We are hardworking, disciplined, focused and structured. We could be amazed at how much ground we are able to cover today! Great for reorganizing our work, re-defining our goals and gaining the support of people in positions of authority.

Wishing you a wonderful month of April! 

In Loving Light.

 Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

March 2018 astrological forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Wyrd “the homeland”. We are requested this month to examine our  karmic lineage, as well as understand how we are continuing and/or breaking our family tree. The questions we need to ask ourselves revolve around what we have done with our gifts so far, how we have lived our life, what we have created that may continue beyond us and what our real roots are, both in this lifetime and throughout our various incarnations.  

Mercury turns retrograde on 3/22 until 4/15 between 16º54’ and 4º47’ Aries. Its shadow period will remain until May 4th. The degrees traveled this month (16º54’-13º20’ Aries) are represented in the Sabian Symbols by: “Two dignified spinsters sitting in silence”, “Nature spirits are seen at work in the light of the sunset”, “An Indian weaving a ceremonial blanket” and “A serpent coiling near a man and a woman”. Mercury retrograde is usually blamed for communications gone wrong, lost keys, missed flights, and general mayhem. Even though those challenges are very real, I personally look forward to Mercury retrograde periods as they resuscitate people we hadn’t heard from in a while, present to us again situations and projects we had forgotten about and enable us to go within and revisit ideas that had been collecting dust. This particular Mercury retrograde period faces us with the consequences of our life choices and also revitalizes the more hidden, sacred aspects of our destiny, giving us the chance to change that which doesn’t feel right or good.

Jupiter turns retrograde on 3/8 at 23º13’ Scorpio until July 11 with a shadow period continuing until October 7th. The degrees traveled this month (23º13’ – 22º29’ Scorpio) are symbolized by: “After having heard an inspired individual deliver his ‘sermon on the Mount’, crowds are returning home” and “A rabbit metamorphoses into a nature spirit”. New information transforms our lives and helps us transmute into a whole new level of inner and outer truth. Our darkest fears could become illuminated, forcing us to face parts of ourselves we tried to ignore. But once looked at, we shall feel regenerated and empowered. A time to seek higher education or training, to reexamine our philosophical and spiritual values and to see if our actions align with our beliefs.

The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

  • From Friday 3/2 at 3:50 PM till Saturday 3/3 at 0:20 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.

  • From Sunday 3/4 at 10:19 PM till Monday 3/5 at 5:23 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.

  • On Wednesday 3/7 between 0:55 AM and 2:03 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

  • From Friday 3/9 at 6:27 PM till Saturday 3/10 at 1:52 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

  • On Monday 3/12 between 8:36 AM and 3:44 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

  • On Thursday 3/15 between 0:32 AM and 3:12 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

  • On Saturday 3/17 between 6:12 AM and 11:57 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.

  • On Monday 3/19 between 12:29 PM and 6:07 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

  • On Wednesday 3/21 between 10:21 AM and 10:30 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.

  • From Friday 3/23 at 8:52 PM and Saturday 3/24 at 1:53 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

  • From Sunday 3/25 at 11:58 PM till Monday 3/26 at 4:45 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.

  • On Wednesday 3/28 between 2:54 AM and 7:30 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.

  • From Thursday 3/29 at 9:59 PM till Friday 3/30 at 10:52 AM: when the Moon enters Libra

Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!

Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:

Moon in Virgo until Saturday 3/3 at 0:19 AM + between Wednesday 3/28 at 7:29 AM and Friday 3/30 at 10:51 AM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….

Moon in Libra between Saturday 3/3 at 0:20 AM till Monday 3/5 at 5:22 AM + between Friday 3/30 at 10:52 AM and Sunday 4/1 at 3:56 PM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).

Moon in Scorpio between Monday 3/5 at 5:23 AM and Wednesday 3/7 at 2:02 PM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.

Moon in Sagittarius between Wednesday 3/7 at 2:03 PM and Saturday 3/10 at 1:51 AM: Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….).

Moon in Capricorn between Saturday 3/10 at 1:52 AM and Monday 3/12 at 3:43 PM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…

Moon in Aquarius between Monday 3/12 at 3:44 PM and Thursday 3/15 at 3:11 AM: Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….

Moon in Pisces between Thursday 3/15 at 3:12 AM and Saturday 3/17 at 11:56 AM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…

Moon in Aries between Saturday 3/17 at 11:57 AM and Monday 3/19 at 6:06 PM: Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….

Moon in Taurus between Monday 3/19 at 6:07 PM and Wednesday 3/21 at 10:29 PM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…

Moon in Gemini between Wednesday 3/21 at 10:30 PM and Saturday 3/24 at 1:52 AM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….

Moon in Cancer between Saturday 3/24 at 1:53 AM and Monday 3/26 at 4:44 AM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….

Moon in Leo between Monday 3/26 at 4:45 AM and Wednesday 3/28 at 7:29 AM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…

This month’s intentional meditation starts on Thursday 3/1. Take out as many blank sheets of paper as you will have intentions and place them near a window, on a balcony or in a garden so that they will bask in the light of the Full Moon in Virgo by exactly 4:51 PM. Once that moment has passed, gather your Full Moon charged blank sheets and place them in a folder.

On Saturday 3/17 on the New Moon in Pisces, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out by exactly 6:12 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

Thursday 3/1: Venus Trine Jupiter (3:22 AM)

Today, honesty is of the utmost importance in both our relationships and financial dealings. We are attracted to foreigners or people who are well-traveled. Social gatherings revolve around higher education, philosophy, the law and/or religion. We could be more generous than usual with those in need.

Friday 3/2: Mercury Trine Jupiter (5:05 AM)

Our positive energy, self-confidence, optimistic attitude and faith in life open many wonderful doors today. We are adventurously focused on the future and the silver lining of every cloud. Integrity marks our dealings with others. We walk our talk with generosity of spirit and enthusiasm. Our social encounters are positive and enriching. Wonderful for higher education and the successful outcome of any educational, religious, philosophical, legal or cultural project. Great also for long distance travel.

Sunday 3/4: Sun Conjunct Neptune (5:55 AM), Mercury Conjunct Venus (10:06 AM)

We could feel somewhat dreamy today. Not a good day to sign legally binding documents as we could miss some of the fine print. Excellent however for artistic creation, inspiration in general and coming up with unusual solutions to existing challenges. Our social life is pleasant and our communications with others, peaceful and harmonious.

Monday 3/5: Mercury enters Aries (11:35 PM till May 13)

During the next three weeks, our communications are direct, positive and clear. In the spur of the moment, some argumentativeness or aggression could be expected, but generally, what we say is what we mean. Impulsive reactions should be watched for, as we may tend to speak before thinking things through or knowing all the facts and figures.  During this time, best to not act (nor drive) under the influence of anger or frustration.

Tuesday 3/6: Venus enters Aries (3:46 PM till 3/30)

We could easily fall in and out of love during the next three weeks. Impulsive infatuations could be exciting, albeit short-lived. Our esthetic tastes are more modern. We could adopt a younger, more colorful personal style. We gravitate towards positive, fun, dynamic people. Drama Queens may not fare so well under this transit. We should be cautious not to fall prey to impulsive spending which could leave us rapidly depleted without much to show for.

Thursday 3/8: Jupiter turns retrograde (8:46 PM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Saturday 3/10: Mercury Square Saturn (11:00 PM)

A day when our backlogged work could feel overwhelming. Responsibilities feel heavier than usual. Deadlines are closer than we’d like them to be. Communications are frustrating. Asking for help or support may not yield the hoped for results. Best to remain as self-sufficient as possible and complete the work at hand quietly, with diligence and concentration.

Sunday 3/11: Mars Trine Uranus (4:21 AM), Sun Sextile Pluto (4:52 AM)

A day of unexpected, rapid, exciting changes. Our charisma and leadership abilities shine, enabling us to accomplish powerful transformations in our own lives as well as around us, without forcing any issue. Adventurous physical activities are appealing. Unusual activities are stimulating.  

Tuesday 3/13: Venus Square Saturn (5:39 AM), Sun Trine Jupiter (1:06 PM)

Relationships could be more work than fun today. Some emotional and personality adjustments might be necessary. We may feel responsible for the happiness or wellbeing of another. Social encounters could prove challenging at worst, disappointing at best.  Towards the end of the day, we are likely to regain our confidence and optimism and look towards the future with a hopeful heart.

Saturday 3/17: Mars enters Capricorn (9:41 AM till May 15)

During the next two months, Capricorn Sun and Capricorn rising individuals have the upper hand. Actions are deliberate, aimed at climbing the social ladder and fulfilling both personal and professional ambitions. Our energy is focused and grounded. Delays and challenges don’t deter us from our goals. We don’t mind putting long hours into meaningful projects, with both discipline and concentration. Great for an endeavor requiring long term self-sufficiency and persistence.

Monday 3/19: Mercury Conjunct Venus (9:02 PM)

A wonderful day for positive, elegant social interactions. Conversations are light and pleasant. An atmosphere of conviviality makes people comfortable to be themselves. Good manners are naturally respected and tolerance creates a feeling of peace.  

Tuesday 3/20: the Sun enters Aries (9:16 AM till April 19)

A month of new beginnings, taking initiatives, moving forward with courage and power. Constructive projects create excitement. We could feel more impatient, daring and impulsive than usual. Our energy is direct and positive with little tolerance for uncertainty and drama.

Thursday 3/22: Mercury turns retrograde (5:19 PM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Friday 3/23: Venus Square Pluto (4:13 PM)

We could feel manipulated, controlled or the victim of a blatant lack of cooperation. Best to lie low, adapt to the standards of others inasmuch as they don’t go against our integrity and compromise for the sake of peace. We could feel particularly unappreciated, which in turn could tempt us to be ungraceful. Important today, to deal with challenges with dignity and courage. Corruption could wreck a financial investment we make today. Important to listen to our inner voice.

Saturday 3/24: Sun Square Mars (9:08 AM)

Aggressive or argumentative people could be unnerving today. We could find that our efforts meet with much resistance. In the face of a  frustrating lack of support, we could feel tempted to force the issues, yet confrontation could backfire badly. Best to keep our own council and lie low, while working around and not against, the limitations felt today.

Wednesday 3/28: Venus Conjunct Uranus (5:46 PM)

A love relationship begun today could be exciting, freeing and involve an age or culture difference. Unless we are independent enough to go with the flow without any excessive attachment, it could be short-lived. We are attracted to unusual people walking to the sound of their own drummer. Our esthetic tastes are futuristic and eccentric. Money could come in unexpected ways, suddenly allowing us the opportunity to do something we had been longing for for a long time.  

Thursday 3/29: Sun Square Saturn (7:16 AM)

A day which could prove somewhat frustrating. We could feel more lonely than usual. Getting the support of others could be challenging. The duties, obligations and responsibilities befalling us could be heavier than expected. Best to take it easy, get diligently to work, and focus on taking just one step at a time.

Friday 3/30: Venus enters Taurus (9:54 PM till April 24)

Three weeks to focus on calm, beauty and harmony. A perfect time to redecorate our home, get a make-over, take singing lessons, learn or receive massages and take time to “smell the roses”.  

Wishing you a month of March filled with wonder!

In Loving Light.

Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker

Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster)

January 2018 astrological forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Jera “harvest”. A month to reap what we sowed. A time of celebration for the good thoughts, feelings, projects we have manifested, and for reevaluating our lives and changing our course of action, if the results obtained are not to our liking.

Uranus turns direct on January 2nd at 24º34’ Aries. Its shadow period will last until April 19, 2018. This degree is associated in the Sabian Symbols with the following image: “The possibility for man to gain experience at two levels of being.” In the process of individuation and becoming uniquely ourselves, free from conditioning and ideas about ourselves, we are also learning our own mastery and that we are so much more than we were ever made to believe we are. Our multidimensionality allows us to come to the realization that we co-exist in many different worlds and that we also live in circular time where past, present and future happen simultaneously. As we become completely immersed in our lives moment to moment, we create our reality, by changing our past and transmuting our future.

Lunar Eclipse in Leo (11º37’) on Wednesday 1/31 at 5:27 AM.  This degree is symbolized by “An evening party of adults on a lawn illuminated by fancy lanterns”. An eclipse always marks a major turning point in our lives beyond which life will never be the same. The house of our chart where it falls highlights that part of our personal lives, bringing changes to it. In a general way, this eclipse is encouraging us to find a healthy balance between our head and our heart. It is challenging our beliefs and forcing us to dig deeper within ourselves to discover the core truth of who we are. It is also making us re-evaluate our perception of our material possessions and tap into our spiritual resources. Many illusions we held true could fall by the wayside as we gain a completely new understanding of what is real and what is not

 The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

         On Tuesday 1/2 between 2:46 PM and 11:22 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.

         From Thursday 1/4 at 3:10 PM till Friday 1/5 at 0:12 AM: when the Moon                   enters Virgo.

·       From Saturday 1/6 at 6:51 PM till Sunday 1/7 at 4:14 AM: when the Moon                  enters Libra.

·       On Tuesday 1/9 between 8:12 Am and 12:05 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.

·       On Thursday 1/11 between 6:53 AM and 11:04 PM: when the Moon enters                  Sagittarius.

·       On Sunday 1/14 between 0:48 AM and 11:42 AM: when the Moon enters                    Capricorn.

·       From Tuesday 1/16 at 10:30 PM till Wednesday 1/17 at 0:32 AM: when the                Moon enters Aquarius.

·       On Friday 1/19 between 3:52 AM and 12:26 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

·       On Sunday 1/21 between 5:13 PM and 10:27 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.

·       From Tuesday 1/23 at 8:16 PM till Wednesday 1/24 at 5:39 AM: when the                 Moon enters Taurus.

·       From Thursday 1/25 at 7:16 PM till Friday 1/26 at 9:40 AM: when the Moon              enters Gemini.

·       On Sunday 1/28 between 2:39 AM and 10:57 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

·       On Tuesday 1/30 between 8:40 AM and 10:53 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.

Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!

Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:

Moon in Cancer between Monday 1/1 at 0:10 AM and Tuesday 1/2 at 11:21 PM + between Sunday 1/28 at 10:57 Am and Tuesday 1/30 at 10:52 AM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humour and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….

Moon in Leo between Tuesday 1/2 at 11:22 PM and Friday 1/5 at 0:11 AM + between Tuesday 1/30 at 10:52 AM and Thursday 2/1 at 11:12 AM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…

Moon in Virgo between Friday 1/5 at 0:12 AM and Sunday 1/7 at 4:13 AM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….

Moon in Libra between Sunday 1/7 at 4:14 AM and Tuesday 1/9 at 12:04 PM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).

Moon in Scorpio between Tuesday 1/9 at 12:05 PM and Thursday 1/11 at 11:03 PM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.

Moon in Sagittarius between Thursday 1/11 at 11:04 PM and Sunday 1/14 at 11:41 AM: Perfect for travelling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….).

Moon in Capricorn between Sunday 1/14 at 11:42 AM and Wednesday 1/17 at 0:31 AM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…

Moon in Aquarius between Wednesday 1/17 at 0:32 AM and Friday 1/19 at 12:25 PM: Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….

Moon in Pisces between Friday 1/19 at 12:26 PM and Sunday 1/21 at 10:26 PM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channelling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…

Moon in Aries between Sunday 1/21 at 10:27 PM and Wednesday 1/24 at 5:38 AM: Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….

Moon in Taurus between Wednesday 1/24 at 5:39 AM and Friday 1/26 at 9:39 AM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…

Moon in Gemini between Friday 1/26 at 9:40 AM and Sunday 1/28 at 10:56 AM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….

This month’s intentional meditation starts on Monday 1/1 with the Full Moon in Cancer. Make sure that at 6:42 PM, you have taken out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions to be charged by the rays of the Full Moon on a balcony, in a garden, or by a window. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder.

On Tuesday 1/16 on the New Moon in Capricorn, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out by exactly 6:17 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

Tuesday 1/2: Sun Sextile Neptune (1:39 AM), Uranus turns direct (6:12 AM)

Today, we could feel more dreamy than usual. Signing legal documents requiring attention to details is not recommended. But work requiring imagination, creativity and inspiration is particularly positive. Regarding Uranus turning direct again, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Wednesday 1/3: Venus Sextile Neptune (9:40 AM)

A day to retreat in seclusion and meditation to find or regain our serenity. A love relationship that feels enchanted and magical could however be ridden with deceit. Important to not fall in love with an idea of love. An inspiring day for artists.

Saturday 1/6: Mercury Trine Uranus (3:38 PM), Mars conjunct Jupiter (4:39 PM)

A day of mental creativity and exciting social encounters. New ideas, new plans, new people could come our way bringing interesting changes. We seek excitement and freedom, new challenges and stimulating adventures. Great for starting a successful new exercise program.

Monday 1/8: Sun Sextile Jupiter (4:07 AM), Venus Sextile Jupiter (8:13 AM), Mars Sextile Pluto (11:52 AM), Sun Conjunct Venus (11:00 PM)

A beautiful day inasmuch as we stay rooted in our integrity and are generous with what we have and know. Our social encounters are inspiring, harmonious and balanced. We feel confident and enthusiastic, and have the drive and the passion to concretize our projects and ideas in a way both constructive and beneficial to all. A good day to travel, teach and study. Substantial income comes as a result of past positive efforts.

 Tuesday 1/9: Venus Conjunct Pluto (1:00 AM), Sun Conjunct Pluto (1:29 AM), Venus Sextile Mars (1:07 PM), Sun Sextile Mars (9:37 PM)

A powerful day. Great for getting things out of the way. We are driven with passion and have the energy to complete everything that needs to be done. A day of personal transformation. Undoing bad habits is done effortlessly. Our love life could be rekindled in an exciting, yet deep way. A day when we could encounter our destiny.

Wednesday 1/10: Mercury enters Capricorn (9:09 PM till Wednesday 1/30th)

During the next 3 weeks, our thinking and way of communicating is serious, grounded and efficient. We are practical and structured. A great period to get our taxes done, organize our year schedule and be clear on the steps to accomplish to fulfill our ambitions.

Friday 1/12: Mercury Conjunct Saturn (11:03 PM)

A good day for backlogged work. We are serious, disciplined, committed and willing to work hard to attain our goals. We seek the advice of older, wiser people and are drawn to mature conversations.

Saturday 1/13: Venus Square Uranus (11:07 AM)

Our social life could become both exciting and unstable. A need for excessive emotional independence or rebellion could lead to an impulsive relationship break that we may later regret. Estrangement from others is common with this transit. Best to lay low and if single, to not jump into a highly volatile affair.

Sunday 1/14: Sun Square Uranus (12:44 PM)

A stimulating day inasmuch as we deal with sudden, unexpected situations with ingenuity and a creative spirit. Otherwise, tensions could arise, plans could be disrupted and general chaos could mark this volatile day. Sudden breaks in relationships or communication could also create further chaos.

 Monday 1/15: Jupiter Sextile Pluto (7:46 PM)

A day when tolerance, generosity and charisma open the door to many positive opportunities in both our personal and professional lives. We are likely to expand our business, are given the chance to travel, study and teach. The solid sense of confidence we exert attracts the trust of others.

 Wednesday 1/17: Venus enters Aquarius (5:44 PM till February 11)  

During the next 3 weeks, friendship is highlighted. We are drawn to humanitarian endeavors and unusual people walking to the sound of their own drummer. Our sense of style could become more unique and in some cases, futuristic. We are likely to find modern art appealing. Group activities are exciting and help us expand our social circle.

Friday 1/19: Mercury Sextile Neptune (5:08 PM), Sun enters Aquarius (7:10 PM till February 19) During the next month we are encouraged to become uniquely ourselves. Humanitarian work comes to the forefront. We are concerned with the welbeing of others and take an interest in social movements and reforms of society. Today, more specifically, artists could feel particularly inspired. Our imagination is grounded. In the face of anxiety or dramatic displays of emotions, gentle consideration for the feelings of others and quiet communication create wonders. 

Wednesday 1/24: Mercury Conjunct Pluto (12:47 PM)    

A day of great insights into people and situations. We are able to go to the root of matters without getting sidetracked by non-essentials. Our words command respect and we should particularly careful to not voice our concerns but remain focused on the best possible outcome. Others will naturally listen to what we say feeling that it is coming from the depths of our being and that we are magicians of reality.

Thursday 1/25: Mercury Sextile Jupiter (3:28 AM)

Our optimistic mindset and our positive attitude attract many new, beneficial opportunities into our lives. Financial transactions, travel, teaching and learning are all favored by this transit.

Friday 1/26: Mars enters Sagittarius (4:57 AM till May 17)

During the next four and half months, Sagittarius natives are favored. An excellent time for all to start a successful exercise program, enjoy outdoor activities and exert a more adventurous spirit. The exploration of other countries, other ways of being and other philosophies of life are favored. Travel is vivifying and expands our horizons.

Saturday 1/27: Mercury Square Uranus (11:08 PM)

A day of erratic new circumstances. Unexpected events throw our schedule off. Breaks in communications happen suddenly. Moods are volatile and people unstable. A day to lay low and avoid impulsive actions or words that we may regret later. Important to stay particularly cautious while driving.  

Wednesday 1/31: Lunar Eclipse in Leo (5:27 AM), Mercury enters Aquarius (5:39 AM till February 17)

Regarding the lunar eclipse, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. During the next 3 weeks, our thinking is original, innovative and highly individualistic. Science fiction, UFOs, technologies from the very ancient past and the future are appealing. So are humanitarian endeavors.

Wishing you a magical month of January!

 In Loving Light.

 

 Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

December's astrological forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Raido. “Journey, communication, union, reunion”. A perfect relationship is built on love, respect, understanding and tolerance. Communication is essential to growth. An enemy is a friend we have not listened to or taken the time to know. Even in the greatest of relationships, occasional separations are necessary to adjust our frequencies, regroup, recover our power and know ourselves independently from the other.

October's astrological forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Mannaz “the Self, community”. Knowing ourselves, our talents, our weaknesses, our potential is essential to establish solid connections. We each exist as a complete whole, but our relations to others are what define us. Community provides exchange, confrontation, growth and evolution. Let us be aware that our individual choices determine the fate of the whole of humanity.

August's astrological forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Laguz “the lake”. The lake reflects all its surroundings and yet remains impenetrable. Its secrets are found by diving into its depths. Becoming sacred witnesses to our environment, in serenity, without judgment, helps us be aware of what is really going on around us. By the same token, we become powerful mirrors for others to see themselves. But it is when we go within, that we really transform our lives. Only when we acknowledge and bring to the surface the more challenging aspects of ourselves, do we become truly transparent.

June's astrological forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Ehwaz “Horse”. A month of profound changes. By letting go of too intense an attachment to the mundane, we can feel and express our freedom. If we have wanted to create new things in our lives (move, start a different job, take up a hobby…) now is the time to fully commit to bringing these projects into manifestation. A month of personal empowerment by banking on our talents and acting on our visions!

May's astrological forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Kenaz “torch”. We are called this month to draw upon our inner light. Having ideas amounts to very little if we do not act with passion, ignite the fire within to manifest them in outer reality. We are light bearers, the flames of the candles that illuminate miles of darkness. We are asked to remember what we know and reminded that knowledge is power.

March Forecast

March 2017

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Kano “inner peace”. A month to not fall prey to the ups and downs of external reality. Order, balance and unity give birth to a calm state of mind. As we go deep within to find our personal sanctuary of tranquility, we free ourselves from inner and outer violence, wars and conflicts. Only in this place of absolute serenity, can we see with clarity all that is not, and peacefully let it go with a breath of kindness. 

Venus turns retrograde on March 4 between 13º09’ and 1º18’ Aries until April 15th. Its shadow period remains until May 18. A time to reevaluate all our relationships. People reveal their true colours. We could have to reexamine the way we express love and affection, whom we are attracted to and why, and the general health of a romantic relationship. People from our past may reemerge, giving us a chance to complete relationships that maybe had not ended well, or clear misunderstandings. Finances also come to the forefront. How much do we value money. How do we make money? Do we use money constructively or do we squander our material resources in aimless pursuits? Do we apply the rule of saving 10% of our earnings, and giving 10% to charity, thus leaving space for more abundance to come our way? A moneymaking opportunity could be re-actualised. Money owed could return to us. Our relationship to beauty is also likely to come into focus. Do we love ourselves enough to embrace our physical appearance as it is, or are we plagued by inner insecurities enticing us to feel we should change the way we look? A great time for small improvements, but drastic makeovers are not advised as we might come later on to regret unfortunate results.

 Jupiter remains retrograde this whole month until June 9th. Its shadow period lasts until September 6. The 4 degrees (22º18’-19º12’ Libra) traveled this month are symbolized by “Chanticleer’s voice heralds sunrise”, “A child giving birds a drink at a fountain”, “A Sunday crowd enjoying the beach” and “A Rabbi performing his duties”. As lack of honesty is revealed, integrity is rewarded. Unexpected luck and beneficial opportunities involving others come as a result of past positive actions. A wonderful time of growth and happiness that enables us to further our education, enhance our spiritual understanding and make significant advances in living our dreams. A journey to a distant country we visited in the past or always longed to explore, could resurface, opening new realms of experience that help us grow in wisdom.

 

The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

·       On Wednesday 3/1 between 6:18 PM and 11:43 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

·       From Friday 3/3 at 7:20 AM till Saturday 3/4 at 2:05 AM: When the Moon enters Gemini.

·       On Monday 3/6 between 0:22 AM and 4:54 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

·       On Wednesday 3/8 between 6:59 Am and 8:45 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.

·       On Friday 3/10 between 9:05 AM and 2:07 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.

·       On Sunday 3/12 between 7:36 PM and 10:28 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.

·       On Wednesday 3/15 between 3:05 AM and 6:11 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.

·       On Friday 3/17 between 2:56 PM and 8:00 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

·       On Monday 3/20 between 3:37 AM and 8:31 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

·       On Wednesday 3/22 between 6:20 Am and 7:28 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

·       From Friday 3/24 at 10:56 PM till Saturday 3/25 at 3:06 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

·       On Monday 3/27 between 3:19 AM and 7:11 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.

·       On Wednesday 3/29 between 5:07 AM and 8:48 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

·       From Thursday 3/30 at 4:12 PM till Friday 3/31 at 9:40 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.

 

Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!

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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:

Moon in Taurus between Wednesday 3/1 at 11:43 PM and Saturday 3/4 at 2:04 AM + between Wednesday 3/29 at 8:48 AM and Friday 3/31 at 9:39 AM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…

Moon in Gemini between Saturday 3/4 at 2:05 AM and Monday 3/6 at 4:53 AM + between Friday 3/31 at 9:40 AM and Sunday 3/2 at 11:26 AM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….

Moon in Cancer between Monday 3/6 at 4:54 AM and Wednesday 3/8 at 8:44 AM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….

Moon in Leo between Wednesday 3/8 at 8:45 AM and Friday 3/10 at 2:06 PM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…

Moon in Virgo between Friday 3/10 at 2:07 PM and Sunday 3/12 at 10:27 PM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganising our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….

Moon in Libra between Sunday 3/12 at 10:28 PM and Wednesday 3/15 at 8:10 AM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).

Moon in Scorpio between Wednesday 3/15 at 8:11 AM and Friday 3/17 at 7:59 PM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.

Moon in Sagittarius between Friday 3/17 at 8:00 PM and Monday 3/20 at 8:30 AM: Perfect for travelling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….).

Moon in Capricorn between Monday 3/20 at 8:31 AM and Wednesday 3/22 at 7:27 PM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…

Moon in Aquarius between Wednesday 3/22 at 7:28 PM and Saturday 3/25 at 3:05 AM: Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organisations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….

Moon in Pisces between Saturday 3/25 at 3:06 AM and Monday 3/27 at 7:10 AM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channelling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…

Moon in Aries between Monday 3/27 at 7:11 AM and Wednesday 3/29 at 8:47 AM: Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….

This month’s intentional meditation  is particularly powerful since it coincides with 2 major eclipses. It starts on Sunday 3/12 with the Full Moon in Virgo. Make sure that at 7:54 AM, you have taken out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions to be charged by the rays of the Full Moon on a balcony, in a garden, or by a window. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder.

On Monday 3/27 on the New Moon in Aries, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window so that they are out by exactly 7:57 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

 

Wednesday 3/1: Sun Conjunct Neptune (6:45 PM)

We could feel quite spaced out today. Confusion could arise in material matters. Not a good day for signing legal papers or doing any work requiring focused attention to details. Excellent however for meditation, spiritual and/or artistic inspiration.  A day best spent in peace and silence.

Thursday 3/2: Jupiter Opposition Uranus (5:19 PM)

An important day to complete an outmoded chapter of our lives and move into a new dimension of our personal evolution. The final outcome of this change may however not unfold quite as we had envisioned. Stress induced precipitation is ill advised at this time. Even though friendships developed today could be short-lived and somewhat disruptive, the people we encounter are likely to be intense and unusual, opening exciting horizons into our lives.

Saturday 3/4: Venus turns retrograde (1:08 AM until April 15th), Mercury Conjunct Neptune (3:10 AM)

During the next 3 weeks, a long forgotten love interest could reemerge. We could have second thoughts with regard to an existing romantic relationship. New circumstances may test our understanding of love and relationships. Not a good day for signing legal papers or dealing with documents requiring great attention to details, as we could feel somewhat unfocused. On the other hand, this transit brings valuable inspiration for meditation, spiritual healing and artistic work.

Sunday 3/5: Mars Trine Saturn (12:45 PM)

We are able to handle our duties and obligations today with practical efficiency, accepting gracefully the limitations that may be imposed upon us. We are not afraid of putting in long hours. We remain very focused on the tasks at hand and get things done efficiently.

Monday 3/6: Sun Conjunct Mercury (4:29 PM)

Excellent for trading, selling, completing backlogged work, making phone calls or answering e-mails. Today, we are quick witted and efficient in the pursuit of our objectives. A new experience or encounter, expands our horizons in very beneficial ways.

Tuesday 3/7: Mercury Sextile Pluto (9:23 PM)

Manipulation, power games or ultimatums are ill advised. A day to keep strong opinions to ourselves, lie low and go with the flow and remember that positive results are best obtained through cooperation and communication.

Thursday 3/9: Sun Sextile Pluto (0:29 AM), Mars enters Taurus (4:34 PM until April 21)

During the next 6 weeks, our actions are practical, thorough, grounded, and lead to enduring results. Taurus natives are favored. Today, more specifically, issues should not be forced. Cooperation leads to faster, more effective results.

Monday 3/13: Mercury enters Aries (2:08 PM) till 3/30

During the next 17 days, our minds are sharp, innovative, daring and dynamic. We come up quickly with smart solutions to the challenges at hand.  

Friday 3/17: Sun Square Saturn (2:47 PM)

Our authority may be challenged, our workload may become more significant, and we could run into depressing difficulties. Even if concentration, focus, discipline and hard work may go unnoticed today, they pave the way to ultimate success. The more quiet, dignified and efficient we are, the more solidity we bring to our position in society.

Saturday 3/18: Mercury Conjunct Venus (5:26 AM)

A day of pleasant communications with others. Excellent for gathering with friends or attending an elegant social event. Even difficult things are expressed nicely and serenely.

 Monday 3/20: Sun enters Aries (3:29 AM, Vernal Equinox until April 20th)

This next month is great for starting a new exercise program, displaying an adventurous spirit and beginning a project requiring initiative, stamina and dynamic leadership abilities.

Thursday 3/23: Mercury Square Pluto (5:42 PM)

Deep, strategic thinking done with integrity is favored today. Forcing our way through obstacles is likely to backfire. Our ideas need to be expressed clearly, truthfully, without any hint of manipulation. Oppositions from others need to be dealt quietly and with dignity.

Friday 3/24: Mercury Opposition Jupiter (5:46 AM)

A day to be careful of someone whose propositions seem too good to be true, as they might just be so. In turn, we should not promise more than we can deliver. A legal or financial issue could prove more complicated and costly than initially expected. Not so favourable for a long distance trip.

Saturday 3/25: Sun Conjunct Venus (3:16 AM)

Beauty and peace are particularly attractive. A day to make our surroundings as pleasant as possible. We present ourselves and our ideas with poise and elegance, enabling us to effortlessly enlist the support of people who can help us further our goals.

Sunday 3/26: Mercury Conjunct Uranus (8:05 AM)

A day to expect the unexpected. A short trip could place us in unfamiliar circumstances. A new person met today could prove to have both a disruptive and stimulating influence. Stress could disturb our ability to rest. Impulsive communications could bring new ideas but could also alienate us from people in our familiar surroundings. We should be extra careful when driving. Answers come to us in sudden flashes of insight and inspiration.

Monday 3/27: Mars Sextile Neptune (9:46 AM)

Dissatisfaction with our present circumstances could stimulate our creativity and imagination to new heights, leading us to exciting opportunities. If we remain attentive not to fall prey to impractical endeavours or build unreal castles in the sky, we could attract interesting experiences. Also not have them fade into nothingness, great ideas should be backed with hard work.

Wednesday 3/29: Mercury Trine Saturn (11:16 AM)

A perfect day for clearing our desk of backlogged work, being focused, efficient, and through hard work furthering our ambitions. Excellent also for quiet study, carefully planning our future and being very structured and organised. Our authority gets established as we express our ideas with seriousness and solidity.

Thursday 3/30: Jupiter Square Pluto (11:41 AM)

Events could affect our serenity and challenge our confidence. Compromising while honoring our own truth is favored. Excellent for studies that both expand and deepen our understanding of the inner workings of the world.

Friday 3/31: Mercury enters Taurus (10:31 AM) till April 20

During the next 3 weeks, our mind is thorough. We need to digest information received and use it in practical ways. Our connection to nature is enhanced. We are interested in situations and people bringing love, sensuality and comfort to our lives.

Wishing you a wonderful month of March!

 In Loving Light, Michelle

February Forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Dagaz “purpose”. A month to be clear on the reason for our incarnation and what we need to do from moment to moment to keep fulfilling our destiny while giving deep meaning to our lives. Visions allow us to move forward. Not only knowing why we are here, but accomplishing the reason we came to this beautiful planet, keeps supporting our growth. It is when we are actively present to the present that we generate the passion that makes our journey on earth exciting and fun. 

January 2017 forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Perth “intimacy”. There can be no intimacy without absolute honesty, first with ourselves and then with the ones we cherish. Mutual trust is a powerful founding block to sharing ourselves completely with another, with an open heart as well as loving attention and respect. Without intimacy, no love is complete nor fulfilling. It is only when we have the courage to truly give ourselves to our partner without holding anything of ourselves back, that the depth of our emotions can truly be experienced.

 

'New' Predictions for 2017!

A 10 year (2+0+1+7). In numerology this is the number of rise or fall depending on the choices of the individual. More than ever is it essential that we stand in honor, integrity and power. Where our thoughts go, so does our reality. The wheel of fortune will be turning and each will reap the rewards of his/her work, or have to face the consequences of not having taken conscious responsibility for his/her inner growth. No freebees this year. New beginnings as well as amazing synchronicities and miracles await those who have truly walked their talk and are in real alignment with the spiritual laws of the universe.

Decembers forecast

Dear Friends

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November's forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Beorc, birth. This month marks a new beginning, new growth. A relationship could start or start all over. A project could be launched. An idea could be given birth to. A month of a wonderful new life emerging from the rubbles of what had to be dissolved, so that new concepts may bloom.

October's Forecast

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Nauthiz, “necessity”. The need for consciousness is stressed this month. In these changing times, there is an urgent need for efforts and persistence. Faced with drama, conflicts and constraints, we are required to become stronger, more stable, more balanced and deeper. Tapping into our magic to create a different reality for ourselves by focusing on what we really want, helps us overcome distress.