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Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Dec 12th - 18th, 2018

Retreat and Resurgence - Saturn, Mercury & Jupiter

This week seems quiet at first glance, but when we dig a little deeper and take our cues from the ancients, we see that in fact, there are some significant events transpiring, aside from Mercury's shift into Sagittarius on December 12th.
Just before that happens, we are finishing up a profound surge of water medicine offered up by a trine between the North Node in Cancer, Mercury at the end of Scorpio and Chiron closing out it's journey in Pisces.

The less obvious, but perhaps most powerful events this week are the retreat of Saturn who is being approached by the sun, and the resurgence of Jupiter and Mercury who are emerging from the sun's shadow.  To the ancients, this was a big deal.  Watch the video to find out why, and how this is impacting you.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Dec 5th - 11th, 2018

New Moon in Sagittarius & Mercury Direct - Aim True

The new moon on Dec 6/7 at 15 degrees Sagittarius marks the end of target practice and the beginning of aiming true.  What is does it mean to 'air true'.  It means forward inspiration and action in a direction that feels grounded, aligned, calm, in integrity and hopeful. 
This new moon supports a new beginning in some area of life (depending on what house it falls in your personal chart) that likely required some deep digging and work over the course of the year, but now there is a sense of being ready to level up and look forward with a sense of optimism, enthusiasm and truth.

Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces are squaring this new moon and may either bring about enthusiastic, inspired action, or see us scattering our energies aimlessly and perhaps lashing out at, or being on the receiving end of someone's naysaying and/or deception.
Mercury moves direct in Scorpio at the same time as this new moon, and makes a healing water trine to Chiron currently in Pisces (and stationing direct on Dec 9th), and the North Node in Cancer. This is an excellent time to seek healing/wise counsel if we feel we are in need of support and guidance. 

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Nov 21st - 27th, 2018

Full Moon In Gemini - Closing The Book On Old Stories

Just as the Sun leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius (Happy Birthday, Sag!), the moon enters Gemini and we have a Full Moon at zero degrees.  Zero degrees is like a whole new start.  We are at ground zero, preparing to launch in whatever area of the chart Gemini falls for each of us. 
Gemini is a collector and disseminator of information, a storyteller, a wordsmith, sometimes a gossip.  This is a time for letting go of the old stories we have been living, but we have to be aware of those old stories before we can let them go.  Mars is having a tense conversation with this full moon which will serve to trigger us in order to draw our attention to those old stories. 

Be patient, compassionate, and curious, rather than defensive or reactive at this time.  Strive not to explode or implode, but rather to discharge any tension in healthy ways.
Neptune stations direct on Saturday which will soften the harsh realities we have been forced to look at while Neptune was Retrograde.  This can be a calming influence - perfect timing for holiday season.  Just remember not to take the escapism too far.  It's a good time to examine our relationship to the flow of life - are we allowing ourselves to be tossed around in the stormy waters?  Or are we trying to swim upstream?  Endeavour to strike a balance.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Nov 28th - Dec 4th, 2018 & Beyond

Breaking With Tradition

First off, This Mercury Retrograde can suck it!  It's been a doozy for me and I would love to know how it's going for you.  If you watch till the end, you'll notice the video cut off before I had a chance to officially sign off.  I DID say everything that needed saying though, and went through Capricorn's placement for each sign.  Why Capricorn?  Because 2019 will see the continued trend of a lot of activity and focus in the area of our chart that Capricorn sits.  This will only intensify culminating in the big conjunction of 2020.

In other news, we have both Mercury and Venus re-entering Scorpio for awhile.  This will bring some intensity and deep digging in terms of our relationships, resources, and communications.
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Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Nov 14th - 20th, 2018

Mars into Pisces, Venus Direct, Mercury Retrograde

Mars moves into Pisces on Nov. 15th where the warrior planet will stay for the remainder of 2018.  For the rest of the year, our drives and actions will be more spiritually motivated and focussed.  We are more driven by our feelings and emotions under this influence and our non-verbal communication and intuition can be on fire!
Venus finally moves direct in Libra on Friday, bringing more ease and flow to matters of resources, values, money and heart. 
But things may feel a bit disorienting for a few days as Venus turns around to move forward.  It will take her a little while to get her bearings and gain momentum.  This is exacerbated by...

Mercury going retrograde on the very same day! (Friday, the 16th).  Mercury retro in Sag (and then Scorpio for the first couple of weeks of December) will impact our big picture thinking.  There is a somewhat confusing interplay between our higher and lower mind, the big picture vs. the details.  This is amplified due to Mercury's square to Neptune.  We are being encouraged to rely on our intuition to discern the truth right now.  Don't believe everything you see, read or hear.  Filter the information through your intuition before making a decision or judgment.  Patience in communications is encouraged.