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.

November's astrological forecast

November 2017

 

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Laguz “water, flow”. A month to be like water, flow with the present moment and with inner ease, following the dictates of our intuition. The more aligned we are with our own rhythm, the more in touch we are with our feelings, the more success will come to all our endeavours.

Uranus remains retrograde this whole month until January 2nd, 2018. Its shadow period will last until April 19, 2018. The degrees traveled this month (26º00’-25º01’ Aries) are associated in the Sabian Symbols with the following images: “Through imagination a lost opportunity is regained” and “A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold”. We are more beautiful than we realize, wiser than we know, more powerful than we imagine. As we tap into the immensity of who we really are in the depths of our being, more of the knowingness that is within our soul will emerge, allowing us greater freedom and individuality.

Neptune remains retrograde until November 22 when it turns direct. Its shadow period lasts until March 13, 2018. The degree traveled this month (11º36’-11º28’ Pisces) is symbolized by: “In the sanctuary of an occult brotherhood, newly initiated members are being examined and their character tested.” Enlightenment does not come by accident. Trials, challenges, bring lessons leading to choices. And it is the choices we make that both reveal and determine who we really are. The highest road is usually not the easiest one, but it is the one bringing the greatest rewards.

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

·       From Thursday 11/2 at 8:03 PM till Friday 11/3 at 2:46 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

·       On Sunday 11/5 between 1:29 AM and 2:26 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.

·       On Tuesday 11/7 between 2:39 AM and 2:44 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

·       From Wednesday 11/8 at 9:14 PM till Thursday 11/9 at 4:29 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.

·       On Saturday 11/11 between 0:55 AM and 8:41 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.

·       On Monday 11/13 between 7:45 AM and 3:26 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.

·       From Wednesday 11/15 at 4:50 PM till Thursday 11/16 at 0:19 AM: when the Moon enters            Scorpio.

·       On Saturday 11/18 between 3:42 AM and 10:59 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

·       On Monday 11/20 between 4:26 PM and 11:14 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

·       On Thursday 11/23 between 2:33 AM and 12:14 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

·       From Saturday 11/25 at 6:37 PM till Sunday 11/26 at 0:04 AM: when the Moon enters

        Pisces.

·       On Tuesday 11/28 between 4:09 AM and 8:30 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.

·       On Thursday 11/30 between 10:37 AM and 12:38 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

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 Aries until Friday 11/3 at 2:45 AM + between Tuesday 11/28 at 8:30 AM and Thursday 11/30 at 12:37 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 Friday 11/3 at 2:46 AM and Sunday 11/5 at 2:25 AM + between Thursday 11/30 at 12:38 PM and Saturday 12/2 at 1:20 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 Sunday 11/5 at 2:26 AM and Tuesday 11/7 at 2:43 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 Tuesday 11/7 at 2:44 AM and Thursday 11/9 at 4:28 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 Thursday 11/9 at 4:29 AM and Saturday 11/11 at 8:40 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 Saturday 11/11 at 8:41 AM and Monday 11/13 at 3:25 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 Monday 11/13 at 3:26 PM and Thursday 11/16 at 0:18 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 Thursday 11/16 at 0:19 AM and Saturday 11/18 at 10:58 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 Saturday 11/18 at 10:59 AM and Monday 11/20 at 11:13 PM: 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 11/20 at 11:14 PM and Thursday 11/23 at 12:13 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 Thursday 11/23 at 12:14 PM and Sunday 11/26 at 0:03 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 Sunday 11/26 at 0:04 AM and Tuesday 11/28 at 8:29 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…

This month’s intentional meditation starts on Friday 11/3 with the Full Moon in Taurus. Make sure that at 10:23 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 Saturday 11/18 on the New Moon in Scorpio, 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 3:42 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

Friday 11/3: Venus Sextile Saturn (1:31 AM), Sun Trine Neptune (12:23 PM), Venus Opposition Uranus (10:01 PM)

A good day for financial transactions inasmuch as we don’t take undue risks. A need for a serious, committed, substantial relationship is felt today even though it could come in a very unexpected way, right after a sudden breakup. We seek emotional stimulation and freedom in a love relationship, as well as inspiration and stability. A great day for artistic creation.

Sunday 11/5: Mercury enters Sagittarius (11:19 AM till January 10, 2018)

This coming month is excellent for long distance traveling, learning a language, enrolling in a higher education program -especially if related to philosophy or religion- and getting involved in teaching, public lecturing, as well as writing.

Tuesday 11/7: Venus enters Scorpio (3:39 AM till December 1st)

During the next 3 weeks, our emotions are deep and transformative. We need to be passionate about our lives and may have very black or white feelings about pretty much everything and anything. Jealousy, possessiveness, power games, emotional manipulations may rear their ugly heads, giving us a chance to understand and heal the cause of such reactions.  

Thursday 11/9: Sun Sextile Pluto (4:08 AM)

Forcing issues, ultimatums will only backfire. In group situations, standing our ground with kindness while remaining cooperative, gains the respect of others.

Saturday 11/11: Saturn Trine Uranus (1:41 AM)

A wonderful day of exciting, unexpected opportunities.  Our work could become more innovative. We could be offered or create stimulating circumstances in our lives. New, interesting people are likely to show up. A general feeling of dynamic change leads to greater independence.   

 Monday 11/13: Venus Conjunct Jupiter (0:15 AM), Mercury Square Neptune (2:49 PM)

We attract love, money, as well as enjoyable social situations more easily than usual. Beauty is attractive. Our warmth and genuinely friendly spirit make us quite popular today. We should however beware of projects looking too good to be true. Not a good day to sign a legally binding document but if we must, it is essential that we read and re-read the fine print. Someone could misrepresent a situation or withhold strategic information.

Thursday 11/16: Venus Trine Neptune (7:21 AM)

An enchanted day, conducive to imagination, spiritual and artistic inspiration. A love relationship could feel particularly ideal at a soul level. The veil between dimensions is thinner than usual, allowing us a clearer connection. Our sensitivity, compassion and empathy towards others are greater than ever.

Friday 11/17: Mercury Sextile Mars (6:25 AM)

A day to express ourselves in a very direct manner, fight for what we believe in and stand our ground with energy. Traveling is dynamic and helps us develop new ideas.  

Sunday 11/19: Mars Square Pluto (4:11 AM)

Ruthlessness, control and power struggles could present a challenge today. Best to avoid direct confrontation, manipulative individuals and underhanded tactics, as enemies could be made quite easily. Important to remain focused on our objectives and focus the intensity of this transit through safe athletic activities.

Tuesday 11/21: Venus Sextile Pluto (3:26 AM), Sun enters Sagittarius (7:05 PM till December 21st)

A day that brings intensity to our love. A new romance could reveal our passion and be life changing. An existing relationship reaches a deeper level of spiritual consciousness, helping us discover both our true feelings and the real intentions of another. During the next month, we have a more adventurous spirit. Traveling is attractive, so are philosophy, the law, religion and higher education. We exert more enthusiasm than usual, have more faith in life, are more self-confident and trusting. Our positive energy increases, gifting us with many new opportunities for advancement and success.

 Wednesday 11/22: Neptune turns direct (6:21 AM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

 Saturday 11/25: Mercury Trine Uranus (2:55 AM)  

An exciting day when anything could happen. Important to remain flexible and go with the flow, as changes in plans bring great improvements to our life. New relationships open dynamic horizons. Our mind expands in unusual ways. Futuristic projects don’t seem so outrageous.

Monday 11/27: Mercury Conjunct Saturn (10:59 PM)    

A day to be focused, grounded, efficient and disciplined. Great for dealing with backlogged work, having serious conversations, structuring our ambitions and carefully planning our future.

Wishing you an exciting month of November!

 

In Loving Light.

October's astrological forecast

October 2017

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.

Jupiter enters Scorpio on Tuesday 10/10 till November 9, 2018. This coming year could bring about great revelations with regard to organised religion, the role of the church, the true face of mass immigration and new metaphysical phenomena. We might witness major educational reforms, dramatic legal changes, as well as the rise of intolerance, spiritual dogmatism and political extremism. On the bright side, greater generosity of spirit and more compassion will also emerge. We shall gain a deeper understanding on how to create good situations in our lives, attract  supportive people, as well as generate the abundance we need by using our thoughts and emotions in a more disciplined and positive way. Traveling to places having a profound spiritual significance to us personally as a result of past lives, becomes more actual.

 Uranus remains retrograde this whole month until January 2nd, 2018. Its shadow period will last until April 19, 2018. The degrees traveled this month (27º15’- 26º03’ Aries) are associated in the Sabian Symbols with the following images: “A large audience confronts the performer who disappointed its expectations” and “Through imagination a lost opportunity is regained”. A month to stop waiting for other people or outer circumstances to change our reality. By taking full responsibility for our thoughts, our emotions and their consequences, we become truly independent individuals, masters of our own destiny. Time being circular and not linear, we can change our future, but also our past by living our present with more wisdom and consciousness.

Neptune remains retrograde this whole month. Its shadow period lasts until March 13, 2018. The degrees travelled this month (12º10’- 11º37’ Pisces) are represented by: “An ancient sword, used in many battles, is displayed in a museum” and “In the sanctuary of an occult brotherhood, newly initiated members are being examined and their character tested”. Enlightenment comes from a deep knowingness that we are all one and that hiding less desirable aspects of ourselves is futile. The pace of evolution is accelerating at a furious speed, making it more and more difficult to put on a mask. Destroying another means destroying ourselves. In order to raise our consciousness, we need to walk our talk with absolute integrity, in love and transparency. Our spiritual family is calling to us and we are likely to reconnect with long lost brothers and sisters for a task greater than ourselves.

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

·       On Monday 10/2 between 4:13 AM and 7:26 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

·       On Wednesday 10/4 between 0:19 AM and 1:40 PM: when the Moon enters              Aries.

·       On Friday 10/6 between 3:38 PM and 4:56 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

·       On Sunday 10/8 between 6:45 AM and 6:44 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.

·       On Tuesday 10/10 between 3:24 PM and 8:38 PM: when the Moon enters                  Cancer.

·       On Thursday 10/12 between 8:59 PM and 11:41 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.

·       From Saturday 10/14 at 10:27 PM till Sunday 10/15 at 4:19 AM: when the                Moon enters Virgo.

·       On Tuesday 10/17 between 4:27 AM and 10:35 AM: when the Moon enters                Libra.

·       On Thursday 10/19 between 12:12 PM and 6:41 PM: when the Moon enters               Scorpio.

·       On Sunday 10/22 between 4:35 AM and 4:57 AM: when the Moon enters                   Sagittarius.

·       On Tuesday 10/24 between 9:44 AM and 5:12 PM: when the Moon enters                  Capricorn.

·       From Thursday 10/26 at 10:22 PM till Friday 10/27 at 5:59 AM: when the                Moon enters

        Aquarius.

·       On Sunday 10/29 between 9:22 AM and 4:46 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

·       On Tuesday 10/31 between 2:08 PM and 11:43 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.

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 Aquarius until Monday 10/2 at 7:25 AM + between Friday 10/27 at 5:59 AM and Sunday 10/29 at 4:45 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 Monday 10/2 at 7:26 AM and Wednesday 10/4 at 1:39 PM + between Sunday 10/29 at 4:46 PM and Tuesday 10/31 at 11:42 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 Wednesday 10/4 at 1:40 PM and Friday 10/6 at 4:55 PM + between Tuesday 10/31 at 11:43 PM and Friday 11/3 at 2:45 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 Friday 10/6 at 4:56 PM and Sunday 10/8 at 6:43 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 Sunday 10/8 at 6:44 PM and Tuesday 10/10 at 8:37 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 Tuesday 10/10 at 8:38 PM and Thursday 10/12 at 11:40 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 Thursday 10/12 at 11:41 PM and Sunday 10/15 at 4:18 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 Sunday 10/15 at 4:19 AM and Tuesday 10/17 at 10:34 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 Tuesday 10/17 at 10:35 AM and Thursday 10/19 at 6:40 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 Thursday 10/19 at 6:41 PM and Sunday 10/22 at 4:56 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 Sunday 10/22 at 4:57 AM and Tuesday 10/24 at 5:11 PM: 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 Tuesday 10/24 at 5:12 PM and Friday 10/27 at 5:58 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.

This month’s intentional meditation starts on Thursday 10/5 with the Full Moon in Aries (Harvest Moon). Make sure that at 11:40 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 Thursday 10/19 on the New Moon in Libra, 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 12:12 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

Sunday 10/1: Mars Trine Pluto (4:32 PM)

A day to move forward with courage, conviction and passion. Anything extraneous or unnecessary is easily eliminated. Our honesty and positive energy sweep others off their feet, encouraging renovations, reforms and constructive changes.

Tuesday 10/3: Venus Trine Pluto (12:06 PM)

A romance begun today could be unusually romantic and passionate. Our feelings run deep exposing hidden aspects of a relationship. Emotional patterns come to the surface, giving us a chance to clear any block to intimacy. Loving cooperation makes social situations smooth and pleasant.

Thursday 10/5: Venus Conjunct Mars (9:53 AM)

A day to find a good balance between the masculine and the feminine within and without. Our social life could be somewhat volatile. If we can curb our impulsivity and keep things light and moderate, encounters should be harmonious and pleasant.  

Sunday 10/8: Venus Square Saturn (5:54 AM), Sun Conjunct Mercury (1:54 PM)

We could feel particularly unsupported today. Loneliness could weigh more heavily than ever. Challenges in finances and relationships could seem more acute than they normally are. Jealousy, criticism, indifference, grief or cold heartedness could threaten our safety. A day best spent avoiding social encounters and focusing on practical details.

Monday 10/9: Mercury Square Pluto (5:24 AM), Sun Square Pluto (5:07 PM)

The truth of people around us could be revealed in surprising ways. Power games, manipulations, ultimatums should be avoided at all costs today. Best to cooperate without giving up our integrity and try to find solutions creating good feelings all around.

 Tuesday 10/10: Jupiter enters Scorpio (6:20 AM till 11/9/2018)

Regarding Jupiter in Scorpio, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Wednesday 10/11: Mars Square Saturn (6:37 AM)

We could find ourselves in stressful circumstances that feel unfair, limiting, and even cruel. Important to not fall prey to bitterness or hostility, but to remain as grounded and in control of our emotions as possible. We are being tested in our capacity to stay equal to ourselves. Hard work, long hours focused on constructive goals greater than ourselves are great ways to harness today’s energy. 

Thursday 10/12: Mercury Sextile Saturn (8:03 PM)

A great day to clear our desk of backlogged obligations. We face our duties and responsibilities with focus, discipline and seriousness. Creativity is backed by hard work. We seek the wisdom and advice of mature people who support our ambitions and help us reach our goals.

Saturday 10/14: Venus enters Libra (3:11 AM till Nov 7)

During the next 3 weeks, beauty and peace are more important to us than ever. A wonderful time for artists. Social encounters are pleasant. We seek to balance opposing views and are more diplomatic than usual. Great to improve our physical appearance and beautify our surroundings. Excellent for creating more harmony in our relationships.

Sunday 10/15: Mercury Opposition Uranus (0:51 AM)

A day to expect the unexpected. Plans are likely to be disrupted. Interruptions occur. People we haven’t seen in a while reappear out of the blue. Estrangements happen without warning. Cherished ideas are challenged. New, unusual facts change our perspective on things. People could be quick tempered. Emotions flare up easily. Exercise extra caution while driving.

 Monday 10/16: Sun Sextile Saturn (4:13 AM)

A day of self-discipline and self-sufficiency. Not afraid to take full responsibility for our actions, we honor our commitmentswith dignity and a feeling of self-worth.  Great for starting a project of lasting value, requiring both long term focus and hard work.

 Tuesday 10/17: Mercury enters Scorpio (0:59 AM till Nov 5)  

During the next 3 weeks, our insights are deep and our thoughts profound. We are able to X-ray situations and people. Our ability to focus is enhanced. Metaphysical and scientific topics are greatly attractive. Drawn to solving secrets, we seek real answers to our questions and are not afraid to find the truth, no matter how hard it is to face.

Wednesday 10/18: Mercury Conjunct Jupiter (1:55 AM)    

A great day for lecturing, signing legal contracts and long distance traveling. Our optimistic outlook, generosity of spirit and tolerance are attractive to many. Perfect for starting to learn a new language and having confidence in our good judgment.

Thursday 10/19: Sun Opposition Uranus (10:34 AM)

A day to expect the unexpected. Fast thinking and ingenuity are required to cope with an unusual situation. People could be high strung and act in very volatile ways. Important to not burn our bridges with reckless actions and an excessive need for independence.

Sunday 10/22: Mars enters Libra (11:30 AM till Dec 9, 2017), Sun enters Scorpio (10:27 PM till Nov. 21)

During the next month and a half, Libra natives have the upper hand. Our actions are more balanced. Justice, fair play and consideration of others are appealing. Until November 21, metaphysical as well as scientific matters are particularly atttractive. We seek meaningful relationships and are particularly keen on bettering ourselves. It is easier than usual to let go of all that no longer serves us.

Tuesday 10/24: Mercury Trine Neptune (8:56 AM)

Apeaceful day to dream our life into being! Our imagination can change our reality. Consideration towards others is rewarded. Mistakes are forgiven. Artists could feel particularly blessed in their creations. Spiritual work is divinely inspired.   

Thursday 10/26: Sun Conjunct Jupiter (11:10 AM)

One of the best times of the year. A great day to ask for a raise. Our optimism and positive disposition open many horizons. Lucky opportunities knock on our door. Wonderful for positive social contacts and long distance traveling. Financial matters are beneficial inasmuch as we don’t give into excesses or blindly fall for get rich quick schemes.

Friday 10/27: Venus Square Pluto (8:19 PM), Mercury Sextile Pluto (8:22 PM)    

We may find that we have to lie low today and adapt to others. Forcing issues, as well as compulsive behavior are sure to backfire. Essential to focus on harmonising opposing views so that peace may be found. Compromising, understanding and remaining balanced in our views can see us through this otherwise challenging day.

Wishing you a wonderful month of October!

Michelle

 

In Loving Light.

September's astrological forecast

September 2017

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Inguz “fertility, new beginnings”. A wonderful month to resume unresolved situations, clear the old and let go of the past so that we may start anew, grounded, centered, free from what no longer serves us. We are now in a position to create the life we truly desire with consciousness and mastery. 

Mercury turns direct on Tuesday September 5 at 4:30 AM at 28º30’ Leo. The shadow period (the time it takes for Mercury to return to its original position during which we still feel the effects of the retrogradation even if more mildly) lasts until September 19. The degree Mercury turns direct on is symbolized by: “A mermaid emerges from the ocean, ready for rebirth in human form”. During the past few weeks, we have had to re-evaluate what/whom we trusted, reassess our creativity, become clear in our love relationships and connect differently to our creations and our children. The time has now come to give birth to ourselves in a new form.   

Uranus remains retrograde this whole month until January 2nd, 2018. Its shadow period will last until April 19, 2018. The degrees travelled this month (28º11’-27º17’ Aries) are associated in the Sabian Symbols with the following images: “The music of the spheres” and “A large disappointed audience”. As time goes, since the end of the Mayan Calendar that occurred on Dec 21, 2012, there is a larger and larger gap forming between those who have chosen ascension and those who haven’t. Those who have chosen the path of individuation and enlightenment are experiencing more and more synchronicities, magic, miracles and are able to see the beauty of this world, while those who did not answer or recognise the call, are finding themselves deeper and deeper in the midst of roller-coaster events threatening their safety, their joy and their peace. Like the different wavelengths of a radio, these realities exist in parallel. We need to remember our capacity to choose the reality we truly want our lives to evolve in.  

Neptune remains retrograde this whole month. Its shadow period lasts until March 13, 2018. The degree travelled this month (12º58’-12º11’ Pisces) is represented by: “A sword, used in many battles, in a museum”.  The most powerful weapon is not made of steel. It is love itself, wisdom, consciousness, awareness, compassion and forgiveness. A month to remember that truth, and walk our talk with dignity, honour and elegance in peace and harmony with all that is. 

Pluto remains retrograde this whole month until September 28. Its shadow period continues until January 19, 2018. It turns direct at 16º51’ Capricorn. This degree is represented by “A girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude”. Standing in our power, does not necessarily require calling attention to ourselves. The best protection in the face of adversity, is often to tell the truth and be absolutely transparent. It is beautiful to shine the beauty of who we are, but it could also disturb some. In some cases, it may be wise to shield our light and wear our cloak of invisibility. 

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

  • On Saturday 9/2 between 9:30 AM and 1:06 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius. 

  • On Monday 9/4 between 10:15 PM and 10:28 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces. 

  • From Wednesday 9/6 at 1:29 PM till Thursday 9/7 at 5:01 AM: when the Moon enters Aries. 

  • On Saturday 9/9 between 8:52 AM and 9:23 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus. 

  • From Sunday 9/10 at 5:54 PM till Monday 9/11 at 12:29 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini. 

  • On Wednesday 9/13 between 11:35 AM and 3:12 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer. 

  • On Friday 9/15 between 2:23 PM and 6:09 PM: when the Moon enters Leo. 

  • On Sunday 9/17 between 5:55 PM and 9:52 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo. 

  • From Tuesday 9/19 at 10:30 PM till Wednesday 9/20 at 3:06 AM: when the Moon enters Libra. 

  • On Friday 9/22 between 6:04 AM and 10:40 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio. 

  • On Sunday 9/24 between 0:33 AMA and 9:01 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius. 

  • On Wednesday 9/27 between 4:08 AM and 9:24 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.  

  • On Friday 9/29 between 5:14 PM and 9:40 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius. 

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 Capricorn until Saturday 9/2 at 1:05 PM + between Wednesday 9/27 at 9:24 AM till Friday 9/29 at 9:39 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 Saturday 9/2 at 1:06 PM and Monday 9/4 at 10:27 PM + between Friday 9/29 at 9:40 PM and Monday 10/2 at 7:25 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 Monday 9/4 at 10:28 PM and Thursday 9/7 at 5:00 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 Thursday 9/7 at 5:01 AM and Saturday 9/9 at 9:22 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 Saturday 9/9 at 9:23 AM and Monday 9/11 at 12:28 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 Monday 9/11 at 12:29 PM and Wednesday 9/13 at 3:11 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 Wednesday 9/13 at 3:12 PM and Friday 9/15 at 6:08 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 Friday 9/15 at 6:09 PM and Sunday 9/17 at 9:51 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 Sunday 9/17 at 9:52 PM and Wednesday 9/20 at 3:05 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 Wednesday 9/20 at 3:06 AM and Friday 9/22 at 10:39 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 Friday 9/22 at 10:40 AM and Sunday 9/24 at 9:00 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 Sunday 9/24 at 9:01 PM and Wednesday 9/27 at 9:23 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….). 

This month’s intentional meditation starts on Wednesday 9/6 with the Full Moon in Pisces. Make sure that at 0:03 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 Tuesday 9/19 on the New Moon in Virgo, 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 10:30 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…   

Saturday 9/2: Mars Trine Uranus (5:13 AM)  

We could feel somewhat restless and impatient today. A wonderful transit to seek activities that are stimulating to the mind and/or challenging to the body. New social contacts are exciting. Unusual or unexpected circumstances open new levels of freedom in our lives. Let us however exercise caution when operating a motor vehicle or using sharp objects.  

Sunday 9/3: Mercury Conjunct Mars (2:39 AM)  

Today, communications are witty, combative and direct. Best to stay away from situations that could potentially degenerate in battle. We should be careful while driving, as reactions could be impulsive. Our energy is best channeled in athletic activities and projects requiring initiative and dynamic energy. 

Monday 9/4: Sun Opposition Neptune (10:28 PM)  

A feeling of floating in vagueness could mark today’s energies. We could be somewhat dreamy, lack ambitions and a strong sense of purpose. We are more sensitive than usual to the plight of others. Our compassion could draw us to helping someone less fortunate than ourselves or taking care of an animal in need. A day otherwise best spent in serenity, reading an inspiring book, enjoying water or creating art.   

Tuesday 9/5: Mars enters Virgo (2:35 AM till 10/23), Mercury turns direct (4:30 AM) 

During the next 6 weeks, Virgo natives are favored. Actions are more selfless, detailed, and practical. A wonderful time to start a new exercise program and adopt a healthy diet. Regarding Mercury turning direct, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.  

Saturday 9/9: Sun Trine Pluto (3:41 AM), Mercury enters Virgo (7:52 PM till 9/30)  

A day to stand in our power. Our authority is more readily recognized by others than at any other time. Cooperation is thus easily achieved, bringing success to joint efforts. During the next 3 weeks, our minds are sharp, practical and detail oriented. We think selflessly and communicate with intelligence, seriousness and an attention to facts and figures.     

Tuesday 9/12: Venus Trine Saturn (5:49 PM)  

We face even boring social situations with grace, dignity and patience. A wonderful day to visit an elderly person, attend a professional gathering or make a duty call. A good day to either end a romantic relationship that has been shaky for a while, or commit to it with full awareness of its strengths and weaknesses. Great also for being very grounded in the use of our resources and solidifying our financial situation. 

Wednesday 9/13: Sun Square Saturn (7:58 PM)  

We could feel frustrated in our efforts. Someone may fail to honor an agreement. Obstacles could arise. Falls, bruises or the need for dental work might occur. A day requiring hard work and discipline. We are being tested in our resolve and need to respond to challenges and responsibilities with both dignity and efficiency.  

Friday 9/15: Venus Sextile Jupiter (12:44 PM)  

A wonderful day to attend an elegant or fun social event. Our happy disposition and cheerful tolerance open many doors, and if single, could bring an enriching romantic opportunity. As long as we remain moderate and grounded, a positive opportunity brings financial abundance.  

Saturday 9/16: Mercury Conjunct Mars (12:01 PM)  

Kindly refer to Sunday 9/3.  

Sunday 9/17: Venus Trine Uranus (9:25 PM)  

We are attracted to exciting people, new circumstances, unusual artistic activities. Our style could change. Our tastes are more modern with a touch of eccentricity. A love relationship begun today is stimulating but may end as quickly as it started. An existing romance could go through a surprising change. Finances fluctuate, bringing sudden, unexpected gains. 

Tuesday 9/19: Venus enters Virgo (6:15 PM till 10/14), Mercury Opposition Neptune (8:50 PM)  

During the next 3 weeks, we express our love in practical ways. We selflessly wish to help those in need, emotionally creating order where there was chaos. Today, more specifically, we are dreamy and unfocused. Not a good day to sign legally binding documents as we could miss some of the fine print. We could feel somewhat apathetic, may need to lay low, and are likely to be mentally more sensitive than usual to noise or bright lights. Excellent however for unusual artistic creativity that expands the limits of the possible. Water has a soothing effect on our thoughts and emotions. 

Friday 9/22: Mercury Trine Pluto (10:59 AM), the Sun enters Libra (1:02 PM till 10/23)   

Our authority is recognized. Our power and determination win the support of others to our ideas. We express our thoughts with a strength, an integrity and a courage that win the respect of those who can help us further our projects. Our words carry the depth and the magic to create new situations. During the next four weeks, we seek peace, balance and harmony. We are drawn to fairness, moderation and understanding both sides of a conflict. We want justice and walking in beauty feels attractive. 

Sunday 9/24: Mars Opposition Neptune (12:50 PM)     

People, circumstances, projects could feel somewhat surreal. We could easily drift in a dream, get caught in an illusion and be deceived by a misrepresented situation. Our motives should be transparent and our efforts focused on actively helping others in practical ways. Important to stay as grounded as possible. 

Monday 9/25: Mercury Square Saturn (7:36 AM)  

Today, we could feel quite drained, discouraged, unduly pessimistic and overly serious. Our opinions are best kept to ourselves and our energy 

should be used in an absorbing task requiring keen attention to details. Not a good day to seek the support or recognition of others. Loneliness could prove heavier than ever. Essential to draw on self-sufficiency to complete the work at hand which seems more tedious than usual.   

Wednesday 9/27: Jupiter Opposition Uranus (9:24 PM) 

We could get involved in a task proving to be more than we can chew. A major turning point that could feel quite unstable. We are completing a book in our lives and starting a completely new one. Precipitation or impatience should be avoided at all costs. An old relationship could be severed, while a new one proves magnetic, exciting and stimulating. Not a good day to buy equipment, nor for a long distance trip that could be quite unusual and turn out to be totally different from what we expected. Today, things could change on a dime and not necessarily for the better.  

Thursday 9/28: Pluto turns direct (12:33 PM)  

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.  

Friday 9/29: Venus Opposition Neptune (5:12 PM), Mercury enters Libra (5:42 PM till 10/17) 

A relationship too good to be true, could just be so, strangely dissolving into nothingness. Confusion, deception, disappointment could occur. Financial matters are elusive. More than ever, it is important to stay away from get rich quick schemes. During the next 3 weeks, our communications, the way we express ourselves and think are more balanced. We seek peace, tolerance and beauty. Harmonious relationships are important topics of interest. Our esthetic tastes change.  

Wishing you a wonderful month of September! 

In Loving Light.

August's astrological forecast

 

August 2017

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.

2 major eclipses this month which require that we balance technology with the heart, the evolutionary requirements of the collective with our personal needs. Eclipses are always major cosmic markers beyond which life will never be the same. What happens on the day of an eclipse anchors that event with a stamp of irreversibility. Times of endings and totally new beginnings. The area of our lives it touches (astrological house in our birth chart) indicates where those major changes occur, transforming our lives forever.

On Monday August 7 at 11:11 AM, Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius (15º25’). We could feel oversensitive. Situations surrounding our domestic circumstances could become vague, confused and complex. Strange anxiety feelings could arise making us wish to escape a reality felt as too difficult. Yet, if we remain serene and look for the truth through the veil of misinformations and lies, a chance is given to us to access our divine self and become guiding lights for others. Unusual revelations could come to us in brilliant flashes of insight, inspiring us to great creative works.

On Monday August 21 at 11:30 AM, Solar Eclipse in Leo (28º53’). This is a beyond major eclipse, particularly for the inhabitants of the United States, as it is the first to sweep our country from the West coast to the East coast, since… June 13, 1257! The first also since the 1776 independence. It will pass exactly overhead and be seen in its totality in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. Issues stemming from misrepresentations from the press, major scandals, deceits, corruption and illusions woven around the masses, could come to light. A sudden awakening helps us gain greater clarity and enables us to truly measure how far we have come. Buried matters of the past come to the forefront with great force, requiring that we purge ourselves once and for all of emotional manipulation and coercion.

As raw emotions erupt, particularly in the US, we could expect some world situation to reach a breaking point. It is essential that we gather on that day and engage in ceremonies and meditations for the highest good on our planet to win. There is no right or wrong way to do this, let us just set our benevolent intentions that the light may shine in each one of us, and particularly in those in positions of authority. This particular eclipse has the power to change our lives in immeasurable ways. Let us ride its wave with emotions of pure love, that the dream of the Goddess for humanity may come to the most beautiful of fruitions. This particular cosmic event is particularly enhanced by the fact that it falls during a Mercury retrograde period.

Mercury turns retrograde on Saturday August 12 at 6:01 PM till September 5 at 4:30 AM between 11º38’ Virgo and 28º26’ Leo. The shadow period (the time it takes for Mercury to return to its original position during which we still feel more mildly the effects of the retrogradation) lasts until September 19. A time to revisit our values, our efficiency at work, be practical regarding our financial resources and find more creative ways of using our gifts and talents. We could be drawn to developing new skills and becoming quite organized in the manifestation of our dreams. A project requiring attention to detail and great mental concentration could be revisited and completed. A wonderful time to also pay increased attention to our nutritional habits, become committed to an exercise program and overall live a healthier lifestyle. Our social life may come under scrutiny during this period, requiring major readjustments. This particularly retrogradation asks us to be realistic with regard to a love relationship and examine our friendships in general. The wellbeing of animals could also become of greater concern to us. A time to free ourselves from limitations and manifest our visions in concrete reality.

 Jupiter Square Pluto on 8/4 (but felt throughout August). This is ending a 6 months period begun in March 2017. A chance of personal growth through the break-up of old patterns. This transit is enhancing our ambitions to accomplish great things. While we could run into considerable resistance from others who feel threatened by our efforts, we need to remain in the utmost integrity, staying serene and confident. It is important that we re-examine all our ideas of right and wrong both philosophically and spiritually, stand for what we believe to be good and avoid both legal conflicts and shady characters. Ultimatums may become necessary to eliminate negative elements. Repairs are favored by this planetary aspect. Cheerful tolerance, some level of compromise and displaying an optimistic attitude at work, are more than ever to be preferred to manipulation and dogma.

Saturn remains retrograde this whole month in Sagittarius until August 25. Its shadow period remains until December 1. The degree it travels this month (21º38’-21º11’ Sagittarius) is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by the following image: “A Chinese laundry”. We are requested to clear our closets, simplify our lives, and get rid emotionally of all that no longer serves our evolution. It is imperative that we learn from our past and break repetitive, destructive patterns. In many ways, this month helps us push the reset button and reinvent our lives from a place of wisdom, maturity and deep consciousness. Hard work and discipline may be called for in this next stage, but the new life that will open as a result of it, will be greater than the one we are leaving behind. A time of new beginnings and profound reinvention.

 

Uranus turns retrograde on August 3rd until January 2nd, 2018. Its shadow period will last until April 19, 2018. The degree traveled this month (28º31’-28º12’ Aries) is associated in the Sabian Symbols with the following image: “The music of the spheres”. The need to free ourselves from the past, as well as rebel against confinement and any kind of restriction, are felt more sharply than usual. Increased electricity in the air could lead to more stress and anxiety. It is important that we choose our battles wisely and do not fall prey to impatience or destructive urges. Best to keep our interactions with technology to a minimum: instead of watching TV, go for a walk, instead of texting, meet our friends and have a real time talk over lunch or dinner, instead of staring at our computer, exercise…. Listening to music, connecting to nature, breathing will all help us connect to the spark of divinity and the light residing in us all.

Neptune remains retrograde this whole month. Its shadow period lasts until March 13, 2018. The degrees traveled this month (13º44’-12º59’ Pisces) are represented by: “A lady wrapped in fox fur” and “A sword, used in many battles, in a museum”. Major changes in our consciousness are occurring. The sooner we realize that all life is connected, that killing another –be it a human or an animal- hurts us even more than the one we took the life of, the faster our road to oneness and true spirituality will clear. This retrogradation helps us riseabove both perceived and real limitations, focus on a much larger picture and dream our lives into being through the remembrance of our divinity.

Pluto remains retrograde this whole month and will remains so until September 28. Its shadow period continues until January 19, 2018. The degree traveled this month (17º36’-17º03’ Capricorn) is represented by “The union jack flies from a new British warship”. A time to let go of what no longer serves us, face controlling situations and transform destructive patterns, that we may own our mastery and stand in our true power.

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

·       On Thursday 8/3 between 2:38 PM and 5:37 PM: when the Moon enters

        Capricorn.

·       On Sunday 8/6 between 2:22 AM and 5:16 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

·       On Tuesday 8/8 between 12:07 PM and 2:56 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

·       On Thursday 8/10 between 6:38 AM and 10:22 PM: when the Moon enters

        Aries.

·       On Sunday 8/13 between 1:01 AM and 3:40 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

·       From Monday 8/14 at 6:15 PM till 7:06 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.

·       On Thursday 8/17 between 6:38 AM and 9:13 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

·       On Saturday 8/19 between 8:17 AM and 10:55 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.

·       On Monday 8/21 between 11:30 AM and 1:25 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.

·       On Wednesday 8/23 between 1:02 PM and 6:05 PM: when the Moon enters

        Libra.

·       From Friday 8/25 at 10:39 PM till Saturday 8/26 at 1:53 AM: when the Moon

        enters Scorpio.

·       On Monday 8/28 between 2:38 AM and 12:48 PM: when the Moon enters

        Sagittarius.

·       From Wednesday 8/30 at 9:42 PM till Thursday 8/31 at 1:18 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 Scorpio until Tuesday 8/1 at 5:00 AM + between Saturday 8/26 at 1:53 AM and Monday 8/28 at 12:47 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 Tuesday 8/1 at 5:01 AM and Thursday 8/3 at 5:36 PM + between Monday 8/28 at 12:48 PM and Thursday 8/31 at 1:17 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 Thursday 8/3 at 5:37 PM and Sunday 8/6 at 5:15 AM + between Thursday 8/31 at 1:18 AM till Saturday 9/2 at 1:05 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 8/6 at 5:16 AM and Tuesday 8/8 at 2:55 PM: 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 Tuesday 8/8 at 2:56 PM and Thursday 8/10 at 10:21 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 Thursday 8/10 at 10:22 PM and Sunday 8/13 at 3:39 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 8/13 at 3:40 AM till Tuesday 8/15 at 7:05 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 Tuesday 8/15 at 7:06 AM till Thursday 8/17 at 9:12 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 Thursday 8/17 at 9:13 AM and Saturday 8/19 at 10:54 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 Saturday 8/19 at 10:55 AM till Monday 8/21 at 1:24 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 8/21 at 1:25 PM till Wednesday 8/23 at 6:04 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 Wednesday 8/23 at 6:05 PM and Saturday 8/26 at 1:52 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 is particularly powerful because of the eclipses. Dream well! It starts on Monday 8/7 with the Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse) in Aquarius. Make sure that at 11:11 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.

 Monday 8/21 on the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) in Leo, 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 11:30 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

Wednesday 8/2: Uranus turns retrograde (10:31 PM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Friday 8/4: Jupiter Square Pluto (11:29 AM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Monday 8/7: Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius (11:11 AM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Thursday 8/10: Mercury Sextile Venus (2:03 AM), Sun Sextile Jupiter (2:24 PM)

A very beneficial day for social activities, positive conversations with others, and protection while travelling. We could get exposed to interesting people whom we take an instant like to, learn about another culture and expand our minds. An item may be overpriced. Best to favour moderation in every area of our life.

Friday 8/11: Venus Trine Neptune (10:18 PM)

A relationship could seem unusually enchanted and magical. The deep soul connection we may experience with that person could prove real but we also need to beware of not falling prey to beautiful illusions. Best to way for this transit to pass before making a lasting commitment, as the gold could wear off, revealing a situation/person less desirable than initially believed to be. An ideal day for artists who feel particularly inspired.

 Saturday 8/12: Mercury turns retrograde (6:01 PM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Sunday 8/13: Sun Trine Saturn (2:06 PM)

A wonderful day to clear our desk of backlogged work, stand in our authority, ask for a well deserved raise and tackle effectively with more responsibilities than usual. Today, we are serious, mature, structured, focused, organized, hard working and disciplined.   

Tuesday 8/15: Venus Opposition Pluto (4:13 AM)

We could feel coerced into extreme emotional reactions by external manipulations. Important to remain as flexible, serene and in integrity as possible. Doing half of the journey towards others with grace and elegance, without forcing anything, can save us many heartaches. We should be careful in our financial dealings as significant losses are more likely than gains.

Wednesday 8/16: Venus Square Jupiter (11:40 PM)

Courtesy, hospitality, serenity are definitely called for today. Our judgement is questionable. We could place our trust in circumstances or people whom we should be weary of. Best to stay modest and discreet and try to find as many things to be grateful about as possible.

Sunday 8/20: Mars Sextile Jupiter (9:42 AM), Sun Trine Uranus (11:23 PM)

A day to expect the unexpected, free ourselves from restrictive circumstances and inspire respect from others by standing our ground with generosity and integrity. Our optimism helps open beneficial doors. Challenges are exciting and met philosophically.  

 Monday 8/21: Solar Eclipse in Leo (11:30 AM)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

 Tuesday 8/22: Mars Trine Saturn (6:20 AM), Sun enters Virgo (3:21 PM) till September 22  

Our actions are focused and disciplined. We see our projects to the finish line with maturity and hard work. During the coming 4 weeks, we may become more attentive to details, more concerned with health and nutrition and more selfless in our actions. Service to others is favoured, as is any attempt to improve our health and physical well-being.

Thursday 8/24: Venus Square Uranus (12:00 PM)

A day to absolutely refrain from impulsive relationship decisions. We could easily jump into an affair, estranging us from the people dearest to us. Even though it may prove exciting in the moment, it will most likely be very short lived. We could also be at the receiver’s end of such behaviour. Old ties could unexpectedly and suddenly be cut off in ways that make is difficult, if not impossible, in the future to reconnect with. Sudden financial losses could occur, creating extremely difficult situations to recover from. Definitely not a day for any kind of investment, and even less for gambling.

Friday 8/25: Saturn turns direct (5:09 AM), Venus enters Leo (9:30 PM) till September 20th

Our relation to authority figures and our personal power return to a new level of normality, infused with greater wisdom and maturity. The next month favors romance, artistic creation and a childlike enjoyment of life.

Saturday 8/26: Sun Conjunct Mercury (1:43 PM)

A great day for active and positive communications with others. Wonderful for social activities, for making those phone calls, writing those e-mails, redefining our plans for the future and making short trips. Our minds are open to new experiences.  

Sunday 8/27: Jupiter Sextile Saturn (5:16 AM)

Gradual efforts are both rewarded and rewarding. Opportunities arising today may need a little more time to mature. Responsibilities are handled with calm, efficiency and enthusiasm. A great day to clear an old debt.

Thursday 8/31: Mercury enters Leo (8:29 AM) till September 9th

During the next 2 weeks, we are required to speak from our heart and listen with compassion and understanding. Our creativity is greatly enhanced, as is our attraction to standing in the limelight and engaging in pleasurable activities. Wonderful for work with children and to take up a hobby that helps us shine our uniqueness.

Wishing you an inspired month of August!

 

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)

www.MichelleKaren.com

michelekaren@earthlink.net

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!

Jupiter remains retrograde until June 9th. Its shadow period lasts until September 6. The degree it turns direct on (13º13’ Libra) is symbolized by: “In the heat of the noon, a man takes a siesta”. A great reminder of the necessity to appreciate what we have so that, within our present circumstances and without necessarily waiting for a change, we may reach fulfillment. Our dreams materialize by letting go of an excessive attachment to them, and trusting in the process of manifestation with faith and confidence. The more we focus on removing the obstacles to our joy, tolerance, warmth and generosity, the happier we become, thus attracting to ourselves increased wealth, good fortune and positive relationships.

Saturn remains retrograde this whole month in Sagittarius until August 25. Its shadow period remains until December 1. The degrees it travels this month (25º31’-23º25’ Sagittarius) are symbolised in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: “A flag-bearer in a battle”, “A chubby boy on a hobbyhorse” and “A bluebird standing at the door of the house”. We are being asked to face our responsibilities with courage, hard work, persistence and discipline. The way we handle our challenges becomes the light that turns us into way showers. As we resolutely face our anxieties and fears, overcome timidity, fatigue, loneliness and depression, we find within the energy and the power to manifest our dreams.

Neptune turns retrograde on June 16 until November 22nd at 14º13’ Pisces. Its shadow period lasts until March 13, 2018. The degree travelled this month is represented by: “An officer drilling his men in a simulated attack”. More than ever could we be confronted to the fact that nothing is as it seems. It is important that on a personal level, we do not allow ourselves to become deluded. A vague sense of dissatisfaction, lethargic feelings, or negative psychic perceptions could plague us. It may be necessary to dissociate ourselves from the news, television and external projections of reality. Our heightened sensitivity could make us absorb much negativity, which in turn may make us feel both defenceless and in need of protecting ourselves against a potential aggression that may or may never come to manifest in physical reality.

Pluto remains retrograde this whole month and will remains so until September 28. Its shadow period continues until January 19, 2018. The degree travelled this month (18º59’-18º22’ Capricorn) is represented by “A child of about five carrying a huge shopping bag filled with groceries”. A month to bring to the surface our abilities to create sustenance and to manifest our gifts and talents, even if they seem too big for our present circumstances. The more we focus on our power, the more we can bring to fruition even our wildest dreams. No apparent limitation should keep us from exerting our inner truth. By being ourselves, we also nurture others and give them the strength to live their own abundance.

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

·       On Friday 6/2 between 2:48 PM and 5:04 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.

·       On Monday 6/5 between 1:57 AM and 3:46 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.

·       From Tuesday 6/6 at 5:35 PM till Wednesday 6/7 at 3:59 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

·       From Friday 6/9 at 11:20 PM till Saturday 6/10 at 4:36 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

·       On Monday 6/12 between 11:45 AM and 4:45 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

·       From Wednesday 6/14 at 10:40 PM till Thursday 6/15 at 3:17 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

·       On Saturday 6/17 between 4:33 AM and 10:55 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.

·       On Monday 6/19 between 12:42 PM and 2:53 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

·       From Tuesday 6/20 at 9:25 PM till Wednesday 6/21 at 3:44 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.

·       On Friday 6/23 between 11:45 AM and 3:07 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

·       On Sunday 6/25 between 11:44 AM and 3:06 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.

·       On Tuesday 6/27 between 2:12 PM and 5:41 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.

·       From Thursday 6/29 at 1:34 PM till Friday 6/30 at 0:02 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 Friday 6/2 at 5:03 PM + between Tuesday 6/27 at 5:41 PM and Friday 6/30 at 0:01 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 Friday 6/2 at 5:04 PM and Monday 6/5 at 3:45 AM + between Friday 6/30 at 0:02 AM and Sunday 6/2 at 9:58 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 Monday 6/5 at 3:46 AM and Wednesday 6/7 at 3:58 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 6/7 at 3:59 PM and Saturday 6/10 at 4:35 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 Saturday 6/10 at 4:36 AM and Monday 6/12 at 4:44 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 6/12 at 4:45 PM and Thursday 6/15 at 3:16 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 6/15 at 3:17 AM and Saturday 6/17 at 10:54 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 6/17 at 10:55 AM and Monday 6/19 at 2:52 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 6/19 at 2:53 PM and Wednesday 6/21 at 3:43 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 6/21 at 3:44 PM and Friday 6/23 at 3:06 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 Friday 6/23 at 3:07 PM and Sunday 6/25 at 3:05 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 Sunday 6/25 at 3:06 PM and Tuesday 6/27 at 5:40 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…

This month’s intentional meditation starts on Friday 6/9 with the Full Moon in Sagittarius. Make sure that at 6:10 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 Friday 6/23 on the New Moon in Cancer, 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 7:31 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

Thursday 6/1: Venus Trine Saturn (8:23 AM)

Boring situations are tackled with charm. Duties are done with love. Others assist us in beautifying our home and organizing our work. Our relationships and our finances become clearer, more grounded and solid.

Saturday 6/3: Venus Conjunct Uranus (0:31 AM), Sun Trine Jupiter (9:12 AM)

We are likely to meet very exciting people today. The charisma we radiate attracts a stimulating social life. In a romantic relationship, we may be required to balance intimacy and freedom. If we are not careful and take situations or others for granted, too much of either could cause sudden and unexpected separations. We however feel positive, confident and self-assured. Our enthusiasm, faith and trust in ourselves and life open many wonderful doors today. Despite the warnings, this could be one of the best days of the year.   

Sunday 6/4: Sun Square Neptune (9:14 AM), Mars enters Cancer (9:16 AM till July 20th)

We could feel a little sensitive, dreamy and tired. A day to avoid dealing with legal papers or anything requiring attention to details. Spiritual work could also be challenging as we could be prone to spiritual imagination. Best to lay low, watch an inspiring movie and rest. During the next 6 weeks, Cancer Sun and Cancer rising natives are favored. A great time for house renovations or engaging in family activities.

Tuesday 6/6: Venus enters Taurus (0:27 AM till July 4th), Mercury enters Gemini (3:15 PM till June 21st)

During the next month, our appreciation for beauty, comfort and sensuality increases. We seek peace, harmony and balance and are drawn to nature and simple pleasures.  A wonderful time to start a flower and vegetable garden and take care of our bodies with wholesome foods, beauty treatments and massages.

Friday 6/9: Jupiter turns direct (7:04 AM), Venus Sextile Mars (8:41 AM)

Regarding Jupiter, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.  Today more specifically is a wonderful day for pleasant social exchanges, balanced connections with the opposite sex and fun artistic ventures. Our warm and relaxed attitude elicits friendliness from others.

Tuesday 6/13: Mercury Trine Jupiter (8:45 AM), Mercury Square Neptune (8:29 PM)

A day when we could be vulnerable to exaggerations of all types. It is essential that we do not get carried away by get rich quick schemes, nor fall prey to deceptive characters. A situation could be vastly misrepresented. People are elusive and make grand promises they cannot possibly keep. If something sounds too good to be true, it most probably is. Important today to listen to our inner voice, while remaining grounded and anchored in common sense.

Thursday 6/15: Sun Opposition Saturn (3:17 AM)

We could feel energetically depleted. A day to face our responsibilities, duties and obligations with as much grace and dignity as possible. Completing backlogged work may prove more tedious than expected, yet needs to be done. We should beware of people using us to their advantage or treating us unfairly. A bit of a depressing day. Best to go to bed early.

Friday 6/16: Neptune turns retrograde (4:10 AM till November 22nd)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Sunday 6/18: Sun Sextile Uranus (11:46 AM), Mercury Opposition Saturn (12:07 PM)

A day to expect the unexpected. Plans could change without warning. New situations, as well as unusual social encounters are both stimulating and freeing. 

Tuesday 6/20: Venus Sextile Neptune (1:26 AM), Mercury Sextile Uranus (2:30 AM), Summer Solstice/Sun enters Cancer (9:24 PM till July 22nd)

A very enchanted day. Our sensitivity to beauty, peace and balance is particularly enhanced. Our mind is sharp and intuitive, finding answers through sudden flashes of insight. Our mental expression and our heart, are connected to our higher self and the other side of the veil.  During the next four weeks, family matters assume a greater than usual importance. Financial as well as emotional security become very important to us. We want to turn our home into a nurturing nest where we can care and protect our loved ones.

Wednesday 6/21: Mercury enters Cancer (2:58 AM till July 5th), Sun Conjunct Mercury (7:14 AM)

During the next three weeks, we think in a more subjective manner. Our mind is imaginative and sensitive, and our sense of humor, keener. An excellent time to pursue creative writing and develop our drawing talents. Today more specifically, we are encouraged to write the e-mails and make the phone calls that we had been putting off. Communications are direct, positive and productive. 

Saturday 6/24: Venus Trine Pluto (1:57 AM), Mars Square Jupiter (11:07 PM)

Physically, we should beware not to push ourselves beyond our own limits. An excessive confidence in our strength could prove most costly and damaging. Overextending ourselves today is ill advised. Promising more than we can deliver can backfire. We seek passion in our relationships, as well as loyalty and a deep commitment. Love and sexuality feel very blended. We could discover horizons that we never thought even existed.  

Sunday 6/25: Mars Trine Neptune (11:19 PM)

A good day to take off, enjoy some relaxation with inspiring, artistic friends. Our imagination is more active than usual, helping us find creative solutions to complex problems. We could exercise a unique kind of fascination on others which in turn helps us manifest our dreams. Wonderful for entertainers and people involved in visual art forms. Excellent also for the development of our healing abilities.

Tuesday 6/27: Mercury Square Jupiter (11:21 AM), Mercury Trine Neptune (5:23 PM)

Kindly refer to Tuesday 6/13.  

Wednesday 6/28: Mercury Conjunct Mars (12:51 PM)

A great day to engage in physical exercise rather than mental battles. Tongues could be sharp today. Let us think before we talk as impulsive expression could lead to unnecessary fights that we later regret.

Thursday 6/29: Mercury Opposition Pluto (5:34 PM)

Power games and manipulations should be avoided at all costs. Important to meet others half way and do our best to compromise without giving up our integrity. Strong opinions should be kept to ourselves as to not attract unnecessary enmity.   

Wishing you an enchanted month of June!

In Loving Light.

May's astrological forecast

May 2017

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.

Mercury turns direct on May 3rd at 24º17’ Aries. Its shadow period remains until May 21st. The Sabian Symbols describe this degree as follows: “A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings”. Right now, nothing is as it seems. The pace is accelerating. To remain balanced, it is essential that we be aware of the whole picture at all times without falling prey to the ups and downs, shifts and turns, that keep occurring at a furious rhythm. As we stay grounded in our integrity, and listen to our inner voice, truth unfolds allowing us to discern with clarity what-is from what-is-not.

Jupiter remains retrograde this whole month until June 9th. Its shadow period lasts until September 6. The 2 degrees (15º24’-13º20’ Libra) traveled this month are symbolized by “After a storm, a boat landing stands in need of reconstruction”, “In the heat of the noon, a man takes a siesta”. Despite the pressure to constantly move forward, it is important that we take a step back and allow ourselves time to replenish, regenerate and honor our physical needs. Sleeping enough, drinking plenty of pure water, enjoying time alone, paying attention to our dreams are all necessary for us to remain stable in the eye of the storm. What do we truly believe in? What ideals do we pursue? What visions do we have? How deeply do we honor our integrity?

Saturn remains retrograde this whole month in Sagittarius until August 25. Its shadow period remains until December 1. The degrees it travels this month (27º17-25º35’ Sagittarius) are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: “An old bridge over a beautiful stream in constant use”, “The sculptor’s vision is taking form”, “A flag-bearer in a battle”. We are being tested in our maturity, our resolve no matter what obstacles we encounter, our persistence despite challenges, our inner strength and our personal authority. Difficulties force us to restructure our understanding of reality by finding new solutions to the problems at hand. We are very much asked to review our personal relationships, tap into our inner talents and resources, as well as redefine our goals.

Pluto remains retrograde this whole month and will remains so until September 28. Its shadow period continues until January 19, 2018. The degree traveled this month (19º22-19º00 Capricorn) is represented by “A hidden choir singing during a religious service”. A time to reflect on the inner transformations induced by the rapidly changing outer circumstances. Only the consciousness that all is in divine order can help us make sense of what seems so chaotic right now. We live in a benevolent universe. We need to remember that even the situations that do not develop as we had hoped for, necessarily lead to a higher good that would have been blocked had our limited/limiting visions been fulfilled. When we understand this, we can start to relax and really look forward to the surprises in store for us, allowing much magic to pour into our world.

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

·       On Monday 5/1 between 1:23 PM and 9:12 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.

·       From Wednesday 5/3 at 9:35 PM till Thursday 5/4 at 2:47 AM: when the Moon enters                 Virgo.

·       On Saturday 5/6 between 5:42 AM and 11:20 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.

·       On Monday 5/8 between 3:59 PM and 10:01 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.

·       From Wednesday 5/10 at 2:42 PM till Thursday 5/11 at 9:59 AM: when the Moon enters

        Sagittarius.

·       On Saturday 5/13 between 7:14 PM and 10:37 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

·       On Tuesday 5/16 between 3:22 AM and 10:50 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

·       On Thursday 5/18 between 5:33 PM and 8:52 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

·       From Saturday 5/20 at 8:39 PM till Sunday 5/21 at 3:11 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.

·       From Monday 5/22 at 11:59 PM till Tuesday 5/23 at 5:33 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

·       On Wednesday 5/24 at 12:08 PM till Thursday 5/25 at 5:15 AM: when the Moon enters                 Gemini.

·       From Friday 5/26 at 11:18 PM till Saturday 5/27 at 4:24 AM when the Moon enters Cancer.

·       From Sunday 5/28 at 11:59 PM till Monday 5/29 at 5:12 AM: when the Moon enters Leo.

·       On Wednesday 5/31 between 4:14 AM and 9:16 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.

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 until Monday 5/1 at 9:11 PM + between Saturday 5/27 at 4:24 AM and Monday 5/29 at 5:11 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 5/1 at 9:12 PM and Thursday 5/4 at 2:46 AM + between Monday 5/29 at 5:12 AM and Wednesday 5/31 at 9:15 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 generaMoon in Virgo between Thursday 5/4 at 2:47 AM an Saturday 5/6 at 11:19 AM + between Wednesday 5/31 at 9:16 AM and Friday 6/2 at 5:03 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 Saturday 5/6 at 11:20 AM and Monday 5/8 at 10:00 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 5/8 at 10:01 PM and Thursday 5/11 at 9:58 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 Thursday 5/11 at 9:59 AM and Saturday 5/13 at 10:36 PM: 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 5/13 at 10:37 PM and Tuesday 5/16 at 10:49 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 Tuesday 5/16 at 10:50 AM and Thursday 5/18 at 8:51 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 Thursday 5/18 at 8:52 PM and Sunday 5/21 at 3:10 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 Sunday 5/21 at 3:11 AM and Tuesday 5/23 at 5:32 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 Tuesday 5/23 at 5:33 AM and Thursday 5/25 at 5:14 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 Thursday 5/25 at 5:15 AM and Saturday 5/27 at 4:23 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 Wednesday 5/10 with the Full Moon in Scorpio. Make sure that at 2:47 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 Thursday 5/25 on the New Moon in Gemini, 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 12:44 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

Wednesday 5/3: Mercury turns direct (9:33 AM), Sun Sextile Neptune (5:51 PM)

Regarding Mercury turning direct, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, we could still experience some lost keys, missed flights and misunderstandings in general. Tomorrow, communications return to normal. A good day to favor quiet meditation, engage in artistic activities and work with our dreams.

Tuesday 5/9: Sun Trine Pluto (11:21 AM), Mercury Conjunct Uranus (10:19 PM)

A day to stand in our power with sensitivity and intelligence. Ego struggles, manipulations or ultimatums are ill-advised. Through our ability to see deeply into people and situations, we create empowering and enriching circumstances for all.  Unusual, independent people are attractive. New, exciting friendships are likely to develop today, opening unexpected doors which free our horizons.

Thursday 5/11: Mars Square Neptune (10:53 AM), Mercury Trine Saturn (1:15 PM)

Actions may be elusive. Situations may unravel very differently than expected. Despite our efforts to be structured, we could feel vaguely uncomfortable and strangely restless or anxious. Stimulants are ill advised, as they could have stronger effects than usual. A day to focus on backlogged work, commit to our goals and engage in serious and mature conversations with responsible people.

Friday 5/12: Mars Trine Jupiter (3:19 AM)

A day of optimistic endeavors. Wonderful for a lively philosophical discussion, growing financially, planning, or starting, a trip to a distant country, or exploring a different culture. A day where we stand our ground with strength and elegance.

Monday 5/15: Mercury enters Taurus (9:07 PM till June 6th)

During the next 3 weeks, our thinking and communications are pragmatic. We could seek a less stressful life, digest information, be more grounded and need to spend more time in nature. We are likely to be more focused on our physical wellbeing, interested in making money fructify and inspired by art and beauty in general. A time to relax, exercise patience, show endurance and be more practical in creating solid foundations for our dreams to manifest. A great period to improve our home, move at a more leisurely pace and take care of our body.

Thursday 5/18: Saturn Trine Uranus (11:19 PM)

Plans change, unexpected circumstances occur, people around us become more independent. We find new solutions to old problems, are innovative and transition from the old to the new in a more balanced and harmonious way.

Friday 5/19: Venus Opposition Jupiter (7:12 AM)

A wonderful day for formalities and expanding our social life. Kindness, generosity, elegance and charm open many beneficial doors. Let us be careful not to overdo anything, nor fall prey to any kind of extravagance. A good day financially also, as long as we remain honest and serene. Overspending is ill advised, so is putting on a show out of alignment with how we really feel. Today, our integrity, graciousness and hospitability are greatly rewarded.

Saturday 5/20: The Sun enters Gemini (1:31 PM till June 20th)

These coming four weeks are great for short travels, learning, teaching, reading and studying.  Our curiosity is at an all times’ high. We feel more sociable than usual. Friendships are as enriching as they are varied.

Thursday 5/25: Venus Square Pluto (9:19 AM)

A day to lie low and possibly go along with other people’s perceptions. Obstacles may require that we keep our opinions to ourselves. We could feel unappreciated by others who truly cannot see us until we make the effort of relating to them at their level. Manipulation, lack of cooperation, power struggles could mark this day which is testing our inner strength and our capacity to remain balanced no matter what external challenges are confronting us to.  

Sunday 5/28: Mercury Sextile Neptune (0:04 AM), Mars Opposition Saturn (11:54 PM)

Our need to move forward could be blocked by circumstances, requiring of us to find inner reservoirs of patience and wisdom. Not such a good day for signing legally binding documents, but excellent for creative work. We could feel particularly guided and inspired.

 Tuesday 5/30: Mars Sextile Uranus (7:39 PM)

A day to avoid driving or manipulating sharp objects. Reactions could be impulsive and aggressive, only to be regretted later. Best to change our daily routine around, and come up with innovative ideas in answer to the challenges at hand.  

Wednesday 5/31: Mercury Trine Pluto (5:00 AM)

Great insights today. Our perceptions are penetrating people and situations, allowing us to see their truth. A wonderful day to study metaphysical or scientific topics. We read between the lines and with prophetic knowingness discover what was not revealed. Profound answers to our questions elevate us to a new consciousness of our reality.

Wishing you an inspiring month of May!

 In Loving Light.

April's astrological forecast

April 2017

 

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Sowilo, the Sun. A month to make good use of our creativity, stand in our inner light and radiate our warmth. We should follow our bliss, take good care of our bodies and stand tall in our power with joy and magic.

Mercury turns retrograde on April 9 until May 3rd (4º47’ Taurus-24º17’ Aries). Its shadow period remains until May 21st. Our values around money, abundance, as well as comfort could shift dramatically during this period. We may develop a new relationship to our physical body and wish to spend more time gardening and taking care of Mother Earth. We  are likely to discover new ways of being practical and find within us reservoirs of resourcefulness that we had never suspected. We could reconnect with projects we had abandoned and be dynamically involved in a whole revamping of our lives through a change of priorities. New ideas lead to a complete renewal of our belief system.

 Venus remains retrograde until April 15th. Its shadow period continues until May 18. A time to reevaluate all our relationships. People reveal their true colors. 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-actualized. 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 5 degrees (19º08’-15º34’ Libra) traveled this month are symbolized by “A Jewish rabbi performing his duties”, “A gang of robbers in hiding”, “two men placed under arrest”, “A retired sea captain watches ships entering and leaving the harbor” and “After a storm, a boat landing stands in need of reconstruction”. We are being tested in our faith, our values and our integrity. If we have given in to greed, dishonesty, have been scattered or had unrealistic goals, our path could become heavy with losses and disappointments. But if we have stood close to our principles with honesty and generosity, great rewards come with this transit. Our dreams will come true. We can experience happiness, receive wonderful gifts and welcome a flow of abundance.

Saturn turns retrograde on April 5 at 27º47’ Sagittarius until August 25 (21º11’ Sagittarius). Its shadow period remains until December 1. The degree it travels this month is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by the following image: “An old bridge over a beautiful stream in constant use”. A time to face our responsibilities and be self-sufficient while going with the flow. Delays, frustrations and obstacles help us develop patience, wisdom and strength.

Pluto turns retrograde on April 19 at 19º23’ Capricorn and will remains so until September 28 (16º51’ Capricorn). Its shadow period will continue until January 19, 2018. The degree it turns retrograde on this month is represented by “A hidden choir singing during a religious service”. A time to let go of outmoded structures, and simplify our lives so that we may reach the core of our being. This gives us a chance to truly become channels for our own higher selves to flow through us, divinely guiding our actions and emotions.

 

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

·       On Sunday 4/2 between 7:43 AM and 11:27 AM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

·       On Tuesday 4/4 between 1:45 PM and 3:13 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.

·       On Thursday 4/6 between 5:16 PM and 9:20 PM: when the Moon enters Virgo.

·       On Sunday 4/9 between 1:21 AM and 5:34 AM: when the Moon enters Libra.

·       On Tuesday 4/11 between 11:19 AM and 3:42 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.

·       From Thursday 4/13 at 9:17 PM till Friday 4/14 at 3:27 AM: when the Moon enters                       Sagittarius.

·       On Sunday 4/16 between 11:26 AM and 4:05 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.

·       On Wednesday 4/19 between 2:57 AM and 3:52 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.

·       On Friday 4/21 between 11:23 AM and 12:43 PM: when the Moon enters Pisces.

·       On Sunday 4/23 between 2:44 PM and 5:32 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.

·       On Tuesday 4/25 between 2:53 PM and 6:56 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

·       On Thursday 4/27 between 6:18 PM and 6:39 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.

·       On Saturday 4/29 between 2:28 PM and 6:48 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.

 

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 Gemini until Sunday 4/2 at 11:26 AM + between Thursday 4/27 at 6:39 PM and Saturday 4/29 at 6:47 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 Sunday 4/2 at 11:27 AM and Tuesday 4/4 at 3:12 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 Tuesday 4/4 at 3:13 PM and Thursday 4/6 at 9:19 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 Thursday 4/6 at 9:20 PM and Sunday 4/9 at 5:33 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 4/9 at 5:34 AM and Tuesday 4/11 at 3:41 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 4/11 at 3:42 PM and Friday 4/14 at 3:26 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 Friday 4/14 at 3:27 AM and Sunday 4/16 at 4:04 PM: 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 Sunday 4/16 at 4:05 PM and Wednesday 4/19 at 3:51 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 4/19 at 3:52 AM and Friday 4/21 at 12:42 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 4/21 at 12:43 PM and Sunday 4/23 at 5:31 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 Sunday 4/23 at 5:32 PM and Tuesday 4/25 at 6:55 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 Tuesday 4/25 at 6:56 PM and Thursday 4/27 at 6:38 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…

This month’s intentional meditation  is particularly powerful since it coincides with 2 major eclipses. It starts on Monday 4/10 with the Full Moon in Libra. Make sure that at 11:08 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 Wednesday 4/26 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 5:16 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…

Sunday 4/2: Venus enters Pisces (5:25 PM till Friday 4/28)

During the next 3 weeks, a love of beauty, compassion, artistic inspiration, mystical consciousness and a deep understanding of oneness permeate our soul. We seek romance, enchantment and the magic of other worldliness.

Wednesday 4/5: Mars Trine Pluto (8:57 PM), Saturn turns retrograde (10:06 PM)

Regarding Saturn retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, more specifically, we act with courage, will power and a sense of urgency. Considering the needs of others is essential to make the constructive changes we need to make today. A great day to start a beneficial exercise program that we shall see to completion.

Friday 4/7: Sun Opposition Jupiter (2:39 PM)

A day to have faith in ourselves. Excellent for attending an elegant venue with grace and dignity. It may be important today to honor our achievements and to not overextend ourselves or spend more money than necessary. We are rewarded for standing in our integrity.

Saturday 4/8: Venus Square Saturn (1:28 PM), Sun Square Pluto (5:45 PM)

Relationships could be strained today. Issues that were lurking under the surface could become so frustrating that we no longer can avoid facing the reality in our partnerships. We could feel more lonely than usual. Cooperation comes with difficulties. Power struggles and breaks in communication create obstacles. A day to stay low and focus on finding inner balance.

Sunday 4/9: Mercury turns retrograde (4:15 PM)

Regarding Mercury retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Thursday 4/13: Sun Conjunct Uranus (10:29 PM)

Plans get disrupted, unexpected events open new opportunities, unusual ideas come from strange places and we meet people very much walking to the sound of their own drummer.  A renewed sense of freedom and excitement permeates the air.

Sunday 4/15: Venus goes direct (3:17 AM)

After a period of reassessment (since March 4), we are clearer on our values and relationships as well as our finances reach a new, more stable position.

Sunday 4/16: Venus Sextile Mars (6:24 PM)

A great balance of the masculine and the feminine can be achieved today. Wonderful for harmonious relationships with the opposite sex where mutual respect and understanding prevail. Pleasant social contacts mark this day dominated by serenity.

Monday 4/17: Sun Trine Saturn (5:43 AM)

A day to focus on our ambitions, concentrate on the work that needs to be completed and exert seriousness, groundedness and maturity in all our interactions. Our authority inspires the respect of others. Our boundaries are clear and our path, solid.

Wednesday 4/19: Sun enters Taurus (2:27 PM till May 20th), Sun Conjunct Mercury (10:54 PM)

During the next month, we are more pragmatic, grounded, attracted to nature, as well as drawn to sensuality and comfort. Excellent for spending time in nature, taking care of our physical bodies and if we weren’t already, going back to eating wholesome foods. We might need also to develop a healthier relationship with our finances and generate the feeling of abundance. Today, more specifically, is great for communications, gathering with friends, having positive, dynamic conversations, learning and travelling.

 Thursday 4/20: Pluto turns retrograde (5:45 AM), Mercury enters Aries (10:37 AM till May 15th)

Regarding Pluto retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. During the next 3 weeks, our communications are direct, forceful and dynamic. We mean what we say and impulsively express ourselves with courage. We may lack patience for slower individuals and may not have much staying power, but are attracted to enthusiastic new ideas. Wonderful for starting a new project requiring physical drive and self-confidence.

Friday 4/21: Mars enters Gemini (3:32 AM till June 4th), Venus Square Saturn (4:10 AM)

During the next month and a half, Geminis and Gemini rising individuals are favored. Excellent for athletic and intellectual activities. We could however run the risk of becoming so curious about so many things, that we become somewhat scattered. Excellent for traveling and exploring a culture radically different from ours. Great also to start learning a new language. Today, more specifically, we could feel the weight of loneliness and encounter difficulties in enlisting other people’s help. If in a relationship, we need to be realistic about it and come to an understanding of what we have and what we don’t have, if we can change what we don’t have or if we can live with what we cannot transform.

Monday 4/24: Mercury Trine Saturn (1:15 AM)

A day to review our short and long term goals, be serious, focused and grounded. Excellent for clearing our desk of backlogged work. Conversations are deep and meaningful. We are attracted to more mature individuals whose success we admire and who can help us fulfill our own ambitions.  

Friday 4/28: Venus enters Aries (6:13 AM till June 6), Mercury Conjunct Uranus (7:50 AM)

During the next 5 weeks, either we love something/someone straight away or it will never happen. We could fall in love impulsively, with great joy, only to lose interest shortly after. We wear our heart on our sleeve and return to childlike innocence and enthusiasm. Today, more specifically, we should expect the unexpected. Plans may suddenly change. Rerouting could occur on a moment’s notice. Cherished concepts are likely to be challenged by new ideas. We could separate from acquaintances who seem lacking in dynamism and get attracted to exciting new friends who bring much freedom and innovation to our paths.

Wishing you an enchanted month of April!

 In Loving Light.

 

 Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.

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

Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PDT (Pacific Standard Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (including AZ) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours, for Eastern European Time (EET), add 10 hours.

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.