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Scroll down a way if you just want the dailies… but you will be missing the reason they are so different this week.By next week, this blog will be set up so that you can leave comments. I’ll do my best to respond to all.

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Having been entirely absorbed in finishing my manuscript for Red Wheel/ Weiser Books, I have written next to nothing else in the past month. My friend/student, Amy has been writing the daily/weekly forecasts, providing me with the time and focus to get the manuscript done in time for the deadline.

Speaking of deadlines, I have discovered that I really like working under a deadline. Knowing there is an end date inspires me to get up at 4:30 or 5 a.m. while the rest of the world is sleeping. I like the spaciousness the silence of that hour offers. It feels as though my mind can expand into the darkness and the space around me. I am happy, as well, to have the colder season upon us offering more time for morning darkness. Once the sun comes up, lighting up my room, my mind feels the need to return to the world of tasks, expectations, and responsibilities.

Now it is time to once again to write the forecast blog. I intend for there to be changes going forward.

I have gained a great deal in writing daily and weekly forecasts. Watching the movement of the planets day-to-day is a profound experience of learning. Making videos about the New and Full Moon, the Sun ingresses, and many other dances of the planets has been a lot of fun as well as having deepened not only my understanding of astrology but also my friendship with my former student and colleague, Jennie Date. Together we make videos and post them on YouTube under the name AstroPath – Astrology with Laurie and Jennie. Jennie and I have a great rapport, come follow if you are interested.

AstroPath’s YouTube channel

However, I want to do more with the blog and the daily social media posts.

In today’s world, in order to be relevant and gain recognition astrologers design content to reach a broad audience, emphasizing general information about prevalent cosmic patterns that impact everyone. The world of planetary cycles, eclipses, ingresses, etc., is fascinating and important. This is Mundane astrology and this is where we explore how the planets impact countries, cultures, individuals, and the populace. As Mundane astrology has proliferated online, it is what people look for and find on social media.

However, my main interest is the individual birth chart. I believe that if we truly and deeply understand the planetary patterns within our individual birth chart, we are transformed by that knowledge. To me, this is nothing less than soul alchemy.

When we work with a Natal chart, we are contemplating the one moment the infant takes its first breath. This one moment is a clear statement of reflection for the entire life. Although understanding a natal chart is a whole different ball of wax from understanding the cosmic cycles, they are related, and understanding their connection is important.

As I begin writing the blog (weekly forecast) once again I am going to ask that you have your natal chart handy. Please use the Whole Sign House System. Watch where the transiting planets are moving in your own birth chart. For instance, if I’m talking about the Moon being in Leo on a particular day, find the house that holds Leo in your chart. Understand that is the area of your life where you will feel the playful emotional energy of the Leo Moon. Contemplate these things deeply. If your Moon is in Leo, or you have thoughts or ideas about Leo, speak up! I want to hear from you! Following the daily posts you will find a list of the houses and some of their main significations. 

AstroPath’s YouTube Channel

When there is a transiting aspect occurring between two planets on a particular day, look at your chart. Learn to see where it happens in your own chart. Perhaps you have that same aspect in your natal chart! Please share these things, this is how we learn. I want to hear about it.

This morning before I awoke (2:49 AM EDT – adjust for your time zone), the Sun entered Libra. In the Northern Hemisphere, this is the Autumn Equinox, in the Southern Hemisphere this is the Spring Equinox. Look at where Libra is in your chart, this is an area of focus for the coming weeks (until the Sun enters Scorpio on October 23).

Calm waters

Find Your Inner Rebel – Speak Your Mind

Monday, September 25, 2023

The week begins with the Moon in Aquarius, the sign that suggests intellectual innovation and open-mindedness. Whatever house holds Aquarius in your natal chart will be noticeably activated today. This is an area where you feel cool casual detachment.

When the Moon is in this independent sign we can all tap into the energy of the rebel, eccentric, or visionary. When we have this in our natal chart we live with this as our natural emotional state. Think about your personal horoscope. Is your Moon in Aquarius? Do you have friends or family members with this placement?

At 8:09 AM EDT, Mercury in Virgo forms a trine aspect to Jupiter in Taurus. This is generally considered a harmonious aspect that positively influences communication, learning, and all intellectual efforts. Anticipate expansive thinking and open communication. Again, look at your natal chart. Do you have an aspect between your natal Mercury and your natal Jupiter? How do issues of thinking and communication (Mercury) meet with issues of belief and expansion (Jupiter)?

Remember to keep your Natal chart with you as you read these daily posts.

Fort Point State Park

Where is Your Inner Eccentric?

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Moon remains in Aquarius for the bulk of today, keeping our emotions firmly in the camp of the
rebel, visionary, community organizer, or eccentric. Again, take note of the house in your personal natal chart that holds this fixed air sign. This will show you where in your life your emotions are highlighted with this visionary ability.
Remember to have your natal chart handy. Is your natal Moon in Aquarius? If so, you resonate easily with this energy. Do you have friends or family members with this placement? What does Aquarius mean to you?
At 8:18 PM EDT, the Moon drifts into Pisces encouraging you to head to bed early for a night of swimming through the sweet waves of dreamland. In looking at your own natal chart you see that the Moon now enters the next house of your natal chart. This area of your life will be emotionally lit up for the next few days.

Fort Point State Park

Open to Your Inner Muse

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Moon entered the mutable water sign of Pisces before bedtime last night. Perhaps you woke this morning with elusive dreams scuttling beyond your consciousness. Don’t try too hard to capture them, let them drift beyond awareness. Allow those dreams to stay undercover where they will support a day of mystical imagination and deep compassionate connection with your muse.

At 7:45 PM EDT, the Moon forms a lovely sextile aspect with Jupiter in Taurus. Spend the evening making art, making love, or making any creation that comes from a place of intangible beauty.

Do you have your chart handy? Is your Moon in Pisces? Do you know someone who does? Do you have a sextile aspect between your Moon and Jupiter? The Moon in Pisces is sensitive, compassionate, and imaginative, Jupiter expands what it touches. This is a lovely combination. In a natal chart, what do you imagine it would feel like?

Fort Point State Park

Mystical Visions and Great Imagination

Thursday, September 28, 2023

The Moon continues through Pisces today forming a conjunction with Neptune at 1:53 PM EDT. This accentuates the drifty dreaminess of the Pisces Moon. Jupiter is the ruler and Neptune is the co-ruler of Pisces. Right now Jupiter, Neptune, and the Moon are all in Pisces. Whatever house holds Pisces in your chart is a place that feels extra good today. Your imagination drifts into mystical visions of great beauty. Don’t make hard decisions or declarative statements on a day like this. You are unlikely to be seeing a realistic picture as you are busy looking at the luminous clouds. Allow yourself to dream and create something beautiful from your imagination.

Remember to have your natal chart handy. We have been thinking about the Pisces Moon for several days now. Today, take a look and see if your natal Moon is conjunct Neptune in your natal chart. If so, what is your experience of this placement? Regardless of what sign your Moon is in, if it is conjunct Neptune you have a dreamy intangibly sensitive emotional nature.

At 8:18 PM EDT, those luminous clouds vanish and you may suddenly feel the need to take action on something you have been too dreamy to tackle the past few days. You will have so much energy to take action over the next few days. Plan a roll in the hay with your sweetie before sleep.

Boardwalk, Belfast, Maine

Aries Full Moon – Independence vs. Support

Friday, September 29, 2023

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The Aries Full Moon occurs at 5:58 AM EDT. You will get a full post about this important Full Moon in your inbox on Monday morning. In that email, you will find the video that Jennie and I made as well as simple statements for where you will feel this energy determined by your rising or Sun sign. If you want to see the video before that, click on the image to the right.

Fnd the house that holds the sign of Aries in your natal chart. This is the area where this Full Moon is pushing you toward a powerful desire for independence. Don’t rush forward on your own without awareness and gratitude for those folks whose support you depend on more than you may want to admit (Sun in Libra).

At 1:52 PM EDT, Venus (still in Leo) forms a difficult square aspect to Uranus (in Taurus). Due to Venus’ recent retrograde, this is the third and final recent occurrence of this transit. The first was on July 2nd, the second on August 9th, and today finalizes the story of this transit. Moving forward you will begin to assimilate the change. Look at the houses that hold Leo and Taurus in your natal chart. This is where you have been experiencing and working on a big shift in your personal values regarding love, money, or beauty. After today’s aftershocks, you will carry a new understanding (possibly hard-won) of what is truly important to you.


from the pedestrian bridge, Belfast, Maine

Exciting, Unexpected Information or News

Saturday, September 30, 2023

With the Moon continuing through the Mars-ruled sign of Aries today, make plans to do something physically active that gets your blood pumping. This is not s day to spend indoors drinking tea with friends or engaging in meditative or artistic practices. At 8:19 AM EDT, the Aries Moon opposes Mars (currently in Libra). If you are in a relationship/partnership do something to support each other’s individuality. This opposition is occurring in the same polarity of houses that the Full Moon occurred in yesterday. In looking at your own chart, look at the polarity of houses that hold Aries and Libra. The house that holds Libra is where you require support for your growing independence in the house that holds Aries. Allow space in your relationships for some struggles this evening as a square from the Moon to Pluto at 5:49 PM EDT suggests potential power struggles.

At 12:55 PM EDT, Mercury (in Virgo) trines Uranus (in Taurus). You can anticipate a message, information, or news to arrive that is surprising, unexpected, and exciting. Look to the houses that hold these two earth signs for more information on what to expect.

At 9:18 PM EDT, the Moon enters Taurus, the fixed earth sign. You can expect that your emotions will settle down after the heat within your emotional system over the past few days.


The residue of Hurricane Lee, City Park, Belfast, Maine

Look Inside for Your Inner Guardian of the Earth

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Taurus is the patient, reliable guardian of all that is solid and reliable within our world. Today the Moon is in Taurus, conjuncting Jupiter at 9:36 PM EDT. Find where Taurus is in your chart and utilize this area of your life today. For the most part, this area of your life is one where things are calm and steady. However, with both Uranus and Jupiter in Taurus, there is currently more growth here than may be comfortable. Think about the house involved and consider how you can increase flexibility here in order to support necessary change.


Simple Meanings of the 12 Houses

  • 1st House (House of Self): Represents personal identity, physical appearance, how others perceive you, as well as the energy that calls you forward
  • 2nd House (House of Possessions): Focuses on personal resources, finances, material possessions, and your self-worth
  • 3rd House (House of Communication): Governs communication, siblings, short trips, and your immediate environment
  • 4th House (House of Home): Concerns regarding your home, family, roots, ancestry, and emotional foundation
  • 5th House (House of Creativity): Relates to self-expression, romance, creativity, children, and pleasure
  • 6th House (House of Routines): Deals with day-to-day routines, health, personal self-care, daily responsibilities, and service to others
  • 7th House (House of Partnerships): Involves relationships, marriage, business partnerships, and all one-on-one relationships, including open enemies
  • 8th House (House of Transformation): Focuses on shared resources, other people’s values, shared intimacy, the management of boundaries, and powerful transformation
  • 9th House (House of World-View): Relates to higher understanding, long-distance travel, education, philosophy, and religion
  • 10th House (House of Career): Relates to your career, vocation, public image, reputation, and worldly aspirations.
  • 11th House (House of Community): Governs community, like-minded Others, social networks, and those who support your goals and aspirations
  • 12th House (House of Deep Knowing): Deals with the subconscious mind, spirituality, hidden knowing, retreat from the world


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