Partial Solar Eclipse w/ New Moon in Capricorn

“Frozen Pond” photo by Laurie
Monday. 2011. It has been a rough road to get to where we are today. We have survived 2010. It is now behind us. A challenging year, indeed.
Today we move back into normal routines. Back to the grindstone. Vacation is over – for most of us.
Today the Moon is in Capricorn. Time to get serious. Make things happen. Let nothing get in the way. It is time to move mountains.
This afternoon the Moon’s linkage with Pluto brings us face to face with our deepest hidden insecurities. Allow those insecurities space, do not try to chase them away. Get to know and understand them and they will pass. They leave us with the knowledge that there are areas of our lives that must be purged. What is it that is getting in our way? Possessions/attitudes/relationships? Life can get stuck when we don’t know what or when to let go. Our baggage is so comforting in its familiarity, and our attachment to that comfort makes it difficult to move forward.
Tomorrow: New Moon in Capricorn, Partial Solar Eclipse, Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction… a big day…. We’ll look at the Jupiter/ Uranus Conjunction tomorrow, for now… The eclipse:
An eclipse is a time of ending. A time to acknowledge what is no longer viable. Let go of the past, no matter how strong it’s hold is on your heart. It is time to let the past go. The only way to move ahead is to stop looking behind. there is nothing left for you in the past.
Easier said, than done. Believe me, I know.
In all of this it is important to pause. To open your eyes to the exact place that you find yourself today. See how far you have come. Allow the appreciation and love of your life to fill you. Absorb a deep sense of gratitude.
Look toward the future. Where do you imagine yourself as you welcome 2012. A year passes so quickly and yet so many changes can occur in those swiftly passing days.
Take time to be with yourself as you consider and take stock of where you were a year ago, where you find yourself today, and where you envision yourself in 2012.
One foot in front of the other.

“Brook in Winter” photo by Laurie

2011! A New Year!

“Upward” photo by Laurie

As we ring in the New Year the Moon has just moved into Sagittarius!

What a wonderful placement for the start of a new year!

With the Moon in Sagittarius we look forward! We look upward at the coming horizon! We push forward with enthusiasm and, perhaps, a bit of impatience!

We are, indeed, ready to move ahead, to leave 2010 behind. For many, it has been a rough year. We are anxious to start a new chapter, bringing us ever closer to our own future and the future of humanity.

Jupiter and Uranus will be coming to conjunction very soon. The energy is palatable. Can you feel it?

Anything can happen! Expect the unexpected, expect surprises, expect sudden changes to shift your opinions and perspective on life and your circumstances. From your current perspective the changes may not be immediatley welcome. These upheavals have far reaching results that you are probably not aware of. Your future will be become more suited to who you are becoming if you are able to ride this wave and allow your life and circumstances to be changed!

How and where these changes will show up in your life are determined by the placement of this conjunction in your individual horoscope. Call or email me to set up a consultation in person, on the telephone or Skype.
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Expect Upliftment!
Welcome 2011!

“Frozen Stream” photo by Laurie

Libra Moon = Human Relating

Berries & Pine’ Photo by Laurie

Libra Moon brings us to thoughts of desire for, and experience of, human relating. We think of Libra in terms of understanding balance, beauty and diplomacy. Relationship.

When we think of Moon in Libra we think of all the best of human relationship and social kindness. Of course there is so much more to Libra and today we see a side that we don’t often consider.

Aesthetics and a highly intellectualized ego reign supreme here.

Saturn connects with today’s Libra Moon suggesting the addition of a bit of depression or heaviness. This combination may also manifest as a need to structure and contain the Libra energy.

The Moon also makes contact with Mars in Capricorn today. This suggests the potential of hard work, quiet anger, perhaps resentment, I can imagine energy of an insistent nature, perhaps even a demand added to certain situations. Perhaps it is time to say what has needed to be said for some time now.

Is there something that needs to be done, something that you are avoiding because it just isn’t going to ‘look good’?

What is holding us back from saying what needs to be said? Look deeper today.
Allow yourself to see the truth in yourself. Don’t be surprised if it’s not what you expect and not what you want it to be. Open your hear and be kind to yourself. Use what you see inside to learn compassion for others.

Don’t you think that just about everyone wants a perfect cup of coffee on a cold winter morning?

It is nearly time to prepare for forward motion. We have been stalled on this track – almost long enough. Almost. But still a bit of patience. Hold still and breath – a bit longer.

Take a moment to sit and get quiet. You will be better prepared when the time is ripe.

‘Holiday Gifts’ Photo by Laurie

Clean Up, Transform!

‘Sunlight on Snow’ photo by Sylas

Today’s Moon in Virgo will certainly help those of you who celebrated Christmas to whip the house back into shape. Get those dishes washed and put away. Take care of all the wrapping paper and scattered packaging and get the kids to pick up their new toys!


However, be prepared for a bit of a crash once that has been accomplished.

It is difficult not to have very high expectations leading to the holiday. It is particularly hard for children, after all the build-up not to crash as we come back to a bit of reality.


Today the Sun conjuncts Pluto bringing an intensity to that crash.


Regardless of who you are with – family or friends – be aware of the gathering intensity throughout the day.

This intensity will last for several days and brings with it an extremely powerful energy. This could bring you to the top of the world or to the depths of despair, determined by your individual horoscope, your personal responses and circumstances.

This is an energy of transformation, powerful and karmic. Be aware of what is happening on a level beneath the surface of awareness.


Breath deeply, hold steady… anticipate transformative intensity.

‘Woods_Snow’ photo by Sylas

A Playful Spirit of Generosity Abounds!

‘Snow’ photo by Laurie



This morning – at 7:55am EST – Our Beautiful Moon moved into Passionate Playful Leo (where she will stay until mid-morning on the 25th) enabling us to tap into joy, pleasure, and open-hearted generosity toward others! Find a way to be true to your self while offering vast amounts of self and love to others.


This is a great energy to draw ourselves and others into a festive, open-hearted mood. We are ready to do the preparation nessisary to set aside all responsibilites, leave the desk full of work behind, and move into a delightful holiday weekend!


Peace and Goodwill to All!

‘Walking to Work’ photo by Laurie



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