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Full Moon in Gemini, December 6, 2014

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It’s party time! No one enjoys a lively social occasion more than Gemini and this Full Moon at 14° 18′ Gemini on 6 December 2014, 04:28 AM PST is the perfect backdrop for those. Fire and air are the dominant elements which mean lots and lots of hot air.

Uranus in Aries plays its favorite role of pot stirrer in chief via a trine to the Sagittarius Sun-Mercury conjunction and a sextile to the Gemini Moon. Since Uranus is also exactly square Pluto in Capricorn now, the mischief it makes can have serious repercussions. Unfiltered thoughts and opinions will be flying freely everywhere, leaving bruised feelings and ill will in their wake. The “boys will be boys” attitude Sagittarius tends to sponsor may not go over well in some quarters. For those who wish to remain on speaking terms with friends and family, Libra suggests taking the time to be as tactful as possible rather than using the truth as a blunt instrument.

There is a marvelous creative side to this Full Moon and it is especially good for writers of all kinds, from novelists to bloggers. Ideas may come fast and furious, so much so it could be quite challenging to remember them all. Mercury in Sagittarius conjoins both the Sun and Ceres, wonderful for sharing information and encouraging others to do the same. Ceres in Sagittarius nurtures by promoting an interest in learning and exploring different philosophies. Travel gets the creative juices flowing too.

Promoting holiday extravagance is a sweet trine between Venus in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo. It might be a wise idea to set limits on your spending ahead of time or risk doing irreparable damage to your budget. Between Venus in Sagittarius’s sense of humor and Jupiter in Leo’s generosity, love flourishes and falling in love has never been so much fun. This is a great aspect for throwing the best parties too.

Mars is now in Aquarius which totally loves to be contrary. The tried and true way of going about things will be constantly challenged by this Mars who is sure there is a better solution. An out-of-sign sextile to Saturn in Scorpio will dilute the urge to push the limits now but just wait! Mars is now in mutual reception with Uranus in Aries (Mars rules Aries and Uranus rules Aquarius) and sooner or later current limits are going to be blasted through. People with Mars in Aquarius tend to be technophiles or technophobes with little in between.

Neptune in Pisces quietly goes it alone on this lunation, no bad thing in my opinion. At least if we get ourselves into trouble, it will be with our eyes wide open.

Relax, have fun and don’t worry about counting calories because chances are you will be active enough to work those off. Enjoy the bright, lively spirit of this Gemini Full Moon and have a great time laughing with friends and family. Remember to practice kindness and tact because our usual social filters may not be working properly. Strong opinions will probably be expressed in outdoor voices and the atmosphere is bound to be more than a little noisy. Hang on to your sense of humor!

On a personal note: I am going to have to watch my tongue this time because Jupiter in Leo is currently stationing at 22° exactly square my Mercury in Scorpio plus the Sagittarius stellium of Mercury, Sun and Ceres is conjoining my South Node in Sagittarius in the first house. One of those times I’m very grateful I don’t drink anymore because if someone asked my opinion they’d get an uncensored earful! Luckily I live with an Aries who has a natal Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Aries. Ha!

I am interested to see what comes from having Pallas in Scorpio conjoining my natal Mars-Mercury in the twelfth house. Pallas is very good at reducing information to the essentials as is Scorpio. Whatever plans are made at this time will be pared down to the absolute essentials.

Other News: I’m going to have to put this site into sleep mode for awhile because I have a huge project waiting that will require my full attention and as few distractions as possible. However I will keep a night light on by updating my Libra Seeking Balance Facebook page as usual. Once it looks like the end is in sight, I will be back!

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Libra Weekly Horoscopes for December 1, 2014


What this week promises is a brief, shining moment in time when anything seems possible. Sagittarius is sandwiched in between two dour, reclusive signs, Scorpio and Capricorn, and as a consequence seems to shine all the more brightly. For fire and air folk it brings opportunities to stretch their wings and fly. With the additional planets in fire this year eager to persuade us to believe in miracles, the temptation to run off in six different directions may be irresistible for some. My thought is to enjoy the moment for what it is and not make too much of it.

A fiery start to the week with six planets in the fire signs!! Sagittarius Sun, Mercury and Venus with Moon and Uranus in Aries plus Jupiter in Leo . . . the natives will be restless for sure. For those who have more practical concerns, the productive sextile between Mars in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio on Monday will help. This is a dynamic duo can provide the tenacity and endurance needed to complete any task we need to get wrapped up ASAP. Take advantage of this because once Mars leaves Capricorn for Aquarius on Thursday, the agenda may change significantly. Air fuels fire and may result in conflagrations that could spring up out of nowhere. Aquarius loves a good cause to fight for and Sagittarius will be happy to offer suggestions.

Speaking of fuel . . . Mercury in Sagittarius is trine innovative Uranus in Aries on Friday. This is a very exciting, creative aspect that will light up people’s minds and spirits. The catch is the connection to the Uranus-Pluto square. Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn are now exact by degree though the aspect won’t be partile until December 15. For those who have personal planets or an Ascendant in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) from 11° to 13°, Mercury may have important messages to deliver late this week. Mercury in Sagittarius is not noted for its tact, so those messages could be harsh, abrupt and opinionated.

On one hand, the boisterous fiery energy this week creates excitement and gets the holiday season off to a bang up start. On the other hand, it can lead people to say and do things on the spur of the moment they may regret later. Fire and air folks will probably handle this well and firmly believe all is fabulous while earth and water folk are more likely to be reserving judgment or be outright uncomfortable with all the brouhaha. I’m in “wait and see” mode myself.

If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. :D

If there is a rush to judgment, Aries, you will probably feel the pull to lead the way. The bright, highly charged atmosphere could get your blood moving and you may find yourself caught up in a cause or two before you realize it. Remember to stop and breathe once in awhile.

All this rushing about is not to your taste, Taurus, because you know how easy it is to drop the ball and lose track of something critical in the process. What might distract you is a noticeable increase on your time and energy at work the latter part of the week. Do your best to not let the silliness get to you.

Now you, Gemini, love the glitter and excitement of the holidays! You may find yourself spending more time than usual with your significant other and enjoying it. Spontaneous gatherings with your peers late this week could turn out to be lots of fun and very stimulating. Turning off your brain at night may be tough now.

Monday looks like the most favorable day for you this week, Cancer, especially for finishing up projects with your partner, either business or personal. You appreciate their work ethic and willingness to go the extra mile. The latter part of the week may bring extra demands on your time and energy stemming from unexpected events at work. Get plenty of rest.

Unless you have some other heavy transit weighing down your natal chart, Leo, the energy this week suits you extremely well. Your creative drive is turned on high and you might find wild and crazy types appealing now. Please do exercise some discretion when it comes to risk taking because sooner or later this will all wind down again.

Brace yourself, Virgo, because you might find the party is at your house whether you planned it that way or not. Family members are full of opinions these days and not afraid to share them with anyone within hearing distance. All of this may be hard on your nervous system, so don’t hesitate to ask for more peace and quiet.

While you may enjoy all the hustle and bustle this week, Libra, you could find it all overwhelming too. It might feel like everyone has something they want your feedback on, so make them take a number and get in line. Your interest in expressing your creative side picks up late in the week. Just in time to make holiday gifts?

Monday is far and away your best day this week, Scorpio, and an excellent time to make sound, thoughtful choices or finish up old business. Much of your energy these days is focused on ways to manage your money successfully. Some of you may even get a nice bit of extra cash this week!

Savor every minute of this week’s bright, sparkly energy, Sagittarius. You know in your heart of hearts it is as fleeting as it is fun. If you receive an off the cuff invitation from your sweetheart to go out on the town now, take them up on it! You only live once, right?!

Unlike some others, Capricorn, you are probably less than enthusiastic about all the holiday hoopla. Make sure you take advantage of the solid support available to you on Monday to tie up some loose ends because by week’s end you may not the energy you’ve enjoyed the past couple of months.

This is the perfect time for you to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, Aquarius. Getting out and meeting people appeals to you now. Coming up with a clever way to promote your favorite cause looks like a good possibility this week and you may find yourself feeling re-energized again.

The first of this week is a very good time for you to reassess decisions you made regarding your career last week, Pisces. What sounded good then may not be looking all that great now. If apologies are in order, make them and move forward. It does appear this will all go away by the end of the week.

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New Moon in Sagittarius, November 22, 2014

Road trip! Most of us are beyond ready to escape from the dark intensity of Scorpio and this New Moon at 00° 07′ Sagittarius on 22 November 2014 04:32 AM PST provides the perfect opportunity. Sagittarius loves nothing more than to be heading out the door, eager to explore new places and reach new horizons.

Figuring out where we are going could be a problem because Neptune in Pisces is squaring the Sagittarius stellium (Sun, Moon and Venus). Neptune multiplies creative possibilities and allows us to see all types of marvelous but un-manifested potential. We can end up falling in love with an idea or a person that turns out to be a complete dud once the Neptune generated fog lifts. It is not going to be easy to resist drifting off into dreamland though because the desire to escape the unpleasant necessities of life is going to be very powerful on this New Moon.

Saturn in Scorpio conjoins Mercury in Scorpio and both are sextile Mars in Capricorn. Those planets are going to be doing their best to offer sensible alternatives to all the exaggerated hype flying around courtesy of Sagittarius’s ruler, Jupiter in Leo. Mercury and Saturn make a wide square to Jupiter while Mars is inconjunct it. Please take note of pragmatic suggestions that come your way because sooner or later you may need them. Terse, cutting remarks designed to wake people up may be all too common as will be humorous attempts to downplay the truth of those remarks. It could get ugly at times . . . a good reason to practice tact and diplomacy.

The ongoing square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn is strengthening as the next exact square on December 15 draws closer. This one will occur at 12° in the cardinal signs. We know the drill by now. Thankfully on this New Moon, no other planets are within the tight orbs I prefer, and unless we have personal planets or Ascendant from 11° to 13° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn), the impact will be less noticeable.

The buoyant spirit of the Sagittarius New Moon promises us the sun, moon and stars along with opportunities to escape our humdrum daily lives. If we can find a balance between keeping our feet firmly planted on the ground while reaching for the stars, we can reap enough inspiration to keep us going through the dark days of midwinter. Because once Sagittarius Season draws to a close on the Winter Solstice cold, hard reality is going to return with a vengeance.

On a personal note: I get hit by both fire and water this time! Saturn and Mercury conjoin my natal Mercury and Ascendant with Jupiter in Leo squaring my Mercury exactly. The Sagittarius stellium is in my first house sandwiching my natal Venus in Sagittarius. Guess I’m going to have a foot on both sides of the fence, like it or not! :D

Mars in Capricorn is in my second house exactly sextile my natal Mars in Scorpio. This ought to be very helpful for coming up with a sound plan of action. I like that because it will help offset all that Sagittarius exuberance and keep me from blowing my budget.

Image:  Trees #6 by Svetlana Sewell


New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, October 23, 2014

New Moon: photo by Michael Myers

Scorpio season rolls in with a punch this year . . . a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 00° 25′ Scorpio on 23 October 2014 02:58 PM PDT leads the way. It will feel like diving into a deep, cool pool on water on a hot, dry summer’s day, very refreshing but what a rush!

The last couple of days the Sun is in Libra are predominately cardinal air with a healthy dose of fire before everything changes to a sky dominated by fixed water with a leavening of earth. It will probably take us a few days to a week to adjust to this new landscape, especially for those whose charts are heavy to fire and air. Water signs are going to begin reviving almost immediately as their beings absorb the influx of water, and earth signs too will feel nurtured again.

The Sun, Moon and Venus are tightly conjoined in Scorpio and all three are widely trine Neptune in Pisces. The old quote about a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma seems very appropriate for this configuration. There is a great deal to be learned but the information may only be accessed by being still and becoming quiet within. Unless we take a receptive posture and practice our active listening skills, we will miss most of what we need to know.

This is an excellent time to learn how to meditate one way or another. Since Mars in Sagittarius forms an out-of-sign sextile to the Scorpio stellium, doing a form of moving meditation may work better than sitting quietly. For some people walking or running alone in a natural setting is very effective. Whatever it takes to get in touch with what is going on within is what counts.

Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto, is beginning to reengage with Uranus in Aries once more as they move towards their next exact square on December 15 at 12°. Between now and then we can see a return of the issues we dealt with last April . . . unfortunately. The Lunar Eclipse in Aries on October 8 activated these and for many of us there is little choice but to deal with them.

Retrograde Mercury in Libra conjoins the North Node with both sextile Jupiter in Leo at this time. We might find ourselves thinking about our relationships, both past and present, in a new light and with a more positive attitude. A waxing square between Jupiter and Saturn in Scorpio provides some much needed ballast and grounding in reality. (F.Y.I. Jupiter and Saturn do not quite make an exact square before Jupiter slows to station retrograde in December.)

As I see it the greatest challenge of this marvelous New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio is dealing with the abrupt change in atmosphere. Focus on accepting this new reality. Relaxing and letting go is the key as it was when we learned how to float in the water as children. Continuing to drive forward forcefully simply won’t work as we move from cardinal air to fixed water. I almost hate to say it but go with the flow . . .

On a personal note: This New Moon falls on the cusp of my twelfth house, still conjoining my Libra Sun, with Saturn in Scorpio sitting on my natal Mercury in the twelfth. Twelfth house themes have been strong in my life for months now and I’m hoping maybe this will modify some soon. Perhaps this powerful New Moon eclipse will turn the tide . . . though I doubt it! :)

Mars in Sagittarius does its bit via a sextile to my Libra Sun, bringing a temporary lift in energy and spirits.

Image:  © photo by Michael Myers from his website, The Moon


Libra Weekly Horoscopes for July 7, 2014


Tumultuous start to the week due to the Cancer Sun squaring Uranus in Aries on Tuesday and Venus in Gemini getting her feelings hurt by both Saturn and Chiron on Monday. Saturday’s Full Moon in Capricorn looks to be another milestone because many people will find they have gone as far as they can on a certain path, for better or worse. No getting around it, we’ll have plenty to think about this week.

The Cancer Sun triggering the Uranus-Pluto square probably introduced us to all kinds of security issues depending on where Aries, Cancer and Capricorn fall in your chart. Since Mars and the North Node are in Libra now, it is relationships of all stripes I vote most likely to be highlighted. Whether it is our relationship with money, lover, spouse, children, boss, coworkers, all types of friends or job, we may need to examine those relationships to determine how big a role feeling secure plays. Are we staying in them because we are afraid of what would become of us if we leave? Or do we stay because we are better for participating in them. If we realize we really, truly want to make a change, then in my opinion the decision must be a mutual one based on input from all parties. Screaming explicatives and slamming the door behind us is a bad idea and likely to backfire. Go the painful but rational discussion route if you possibly can. Probably the most important realization has to do with far more downsides to upsides in staying in place.

Soothing the Cancer Sun after its run in with Uranus are Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces. Those three form a harmonious Grand Trine on July 8 and offer a path to healing the wounds left by the Uranus-Pluto square. This may take some painfully honest self examination but it will be worth it.

Venus in Gemini has a rocky start to her week but it does end quite well. After running afoul of the water sign duo of Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces the first of the week where she may be sharply reminded about keeping her flirtatious ways within bounds, Mars in Libra gallantly steps up to soothe her wounds on Sunday. By the way, Sunday is the best day for a romantic outing of some kind.

Another celestial change of note is Mercury finally returning to Cancer on July 12-13 after its extended stay in Gemini. Emotions will have much more impact on our thinking and staying objective could be more of a challenge.

Cardinal lunations like the upcoming Capricorn Full Moon are all about taking action and those with personal planets and Ascendant from 20° to 24° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are going to get this message loud and clear. Now is the time to get to work on changing whatever is holding you back!

If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. :D

Feeling frustrated because no one else seems to get your sense of priorities returns to plague you at the start of the week, Aries. Being tactful may not come naturally to you but you can do it. You also need to maintain a balance between your family’s needs and your career demands now.

Discussions about money matters with your partner may not go well early this week, Taurus, which might result in some hurt feelings on both sides. The situation is best resolved by either agreeing to disagree or taking time to search for common ground. New information may emerge on the weekend to help smooth things over.

Thought you might want to know, Gemini, you have one more week where your mind works like a finely tuned machine. Move tricky problems to the top of your list and get them out of the way now. Take a through look at your financial picture late this week. It’s possible some compromises may mean more to spend on leisure activities.

You might get a curve ball thrown at you on the job early this week, Cancer. Thankfully matters should improve fairly quickly with a disciplined, pragmatic approach. If you are struggling with a relationship issue, talking it over with a fair minded family member could help. Getting this situation resolved one way or the other is important.

Be careful who you flirt with if you are out socializing with your friends at the start of the week, Leo, as it may cause problems at home. Fortunately this situation will probably blow over fairly quickly if your explanations are sincere and tactful. Make up for it next weekend. Be spontaneous!

F.Y.I. if you have unfinished projects at work, Virgo, now is the time to get those wrapped up. Your attention may start to drift next week to the idea of spending more time with friends. It is your relationship with your creative side and your peer group where you might be selling yourself short. Be kind, OK?

One way or another, Libra, you’ll probably in the thick of things again this week. Your tact and overall tough but fair-minded approach to life can be an example to others. The first couple of days this week look to be the most challenging to your equilibrium with next weekend being far more favorable.

While you may not think of yourself as a peacemaker, Scorpio, that is exactly what you might be called on to do the first of the week. When others are losing it, your compassionate side along with your general strong-mindedness should kick in beautifully. These experiences may help you realize how effectively you can communicate.

Family and money issues could make for an uncomfortable start to your week, Sagittarius . . . as they would for most folks! If this gets you thinking about your relationship with money in general and what you need to do to change it, then it is all to the good. Sunday is a wonderful day for celebrating life!

Capricorn, most of you are dedicated to climbing the ladder in your career and you are usually good at it. At this time it is more important than ever to sit down with your colleagues, solicit their opinions and offer yours in return. You know it takes a team effort to achieve the big goals.

Feeling free to express your opinions is very important to you, Aquarius, but you might want to bite your tongue the first few days this week where your coworkers are concerned. If you do step in it and you wish to make amends, a good way to do that may come to you over the weekend.

Pisces, whatever projects you have going where your home and family are concerned that require you to share information frequently are best completed this week. Next week may find your attention being drawn to planning fun leisure activities. Looks like you might get a head start playing this weekend!

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