Current Positions of Planets in Signs.
Sun in Capricorn. We succeed in our goals.
Mercury in Aquarius. We focus on people & ideas.
Venus in Capricorn. We love goals.
Saturn in Aquarius. We value sound people & ideas.
Mars in Taurus. We pour energy into financial & natural affairs.
Jupiter in Aquarius. Good comes from ideas & people.
Neptune in Pisces. We sense the supernatural.
Uranus in Taurus. We are ingenious about money.
Pluto in Capricorn. We can tap into power from the earth.
Moon – see Moon Passages.
Winter Solstice 2020
Winter begins today, the 21st of Dec. Today, the shortest day of the year means that light is diminished. This is why we have celebrations of light to make up for this at this time of year. Earth life for us is always a combo of celestial influences and our own behavior. So here is an example of us both at work. As the Sun goes into Winter sign, Capricorn, the Moon moves into Spring sign, Aries. Maybe a little more life will come into our Winter. On this same day, Jupiter comes to Saturn in a very close conjunction. This is like good coming to difficulty.
Fall Equinox 2020
Fall begins on the Sept. 22nd. The nights become longer and the days shorter. Darkness wins. As the Sun moves into cardinal sign, Libra it starts to relate tensely with other cardinal bodies, like Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars. To get some good out of this, we should be positive in thought, word, and deed. This can bring a happy Fall.
Summer Solstice 2020
This year the Sun enters Cancer on the 20th and is followed by a new moon solar eclipse on the 21st. This is all about feeling, home, family, country and a new start. This is also the longest day of the year and we celebrate the light conquering the darkness. Let’s find something special to do that gives us a spiritual lift this weekend.
Spring Equinox 2020
Late on the 19th of March, we celebrate the first day of glorious spring. Let’s use this energy to maintain an active and healthy life style. Here is an opportunity to mimic nature and achieve a youthful attitude. Let’s forge ahead with positive activity and make a special new start on the 24th with the new moon.
Winter Solstice 2019,
Today we note the solstice, the day of the year when there is the least light. The symbolism of this is that goodness and happiness need a little help. This is what light festivals are all about. This day happens when the Sun goes to Capricorn; the sign of looking up, and of setting and achieving goals. So, let’s look up to wonderful things and people, set reasonable goals, and promote and share happiness.
Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwansaa, and Happy Yule!
Fall Equinox ’19
Today is one of our important markers that happen throughout the year. It is the Fall Equinox, the day when day and night are the same number or hours, or equal. We take meaning from these markers and say that dark and light are equal. A great many paired opposites could be said to be equal at this time. The Sun enters Libra at this time, and the meaning of the day is like the meaning of the sign. In Libra we have the scales which compare things and note equity or the lack of it. Libra is a legal sign and both Libra and the legal world want fairness and equity. Let’s honor fairness and justice.
Summer Solstice ’19
The Sun goes into the sign, Cancer on June 21st. This marks the longest day of the year. The period of light is longer than the period of dark. We celebrate this.
Spring Equinox ’19
Today is the first day of spring. This is the start of the astrological year. It is nice to find some new activity to begin that relates to life and happiness and honors the qualities of spring.
We have many new starts during the year. We have Jan. 1st, the beginning of the year. The Sun is in the goal sign, Capricorn, thus, the resolutions. Then we have our birthdays, which are a new personal start for ourselves. Each month, the Moon returns to it’s sign in our birth chart. This is a new start in our every day lives. When Mercury returns to the same place as in the birth chart, we have a new start in our mental lives. All of the planets make these returns to birth chart position except for Pluto and Neptune which move too slowly for us to live to see it. When Venus returns, we have a new start in our social and love lives. For Mars we have a new start in action. A new exercise program is a great thing to do. For Jupiter we might rethink our philosophy. For Saturn, a new long term goal is appropriate. And for Uranus, which does this at age 84, seek a new interest. These are things we can look at and act on when we know where the planets are in our charts.
Winter Solstice ’18
The Sun enters Capricorn on the 21st of Dec. and marks the Winter Solstice. This is the first day of Winter, the shortest day of the year, and the time when the Sun appears to be most distant. The Sun is life and this makes us uncomfortable. And fortunately all of this reverses shortly after Solstice. We have celebrations of life and light at this time of year to make us happier in the gloom. And religions celebrate their notions of divinity coming into the dark world. It all makes sense and this shows how meaningful the seasons are to us. To survive things have to be done at the right season. So Happy Solstice. May you absorb and reflect life, light, and love.
Fall Equinox ’18
The Sun enters Libra on Sept. 22nd and marks a period of days and nights of equal duration. The notion is that two different entities (days) are equitable. The is where we get the notions of equity, fairness, justice, and balance as being Libra notions. This is a great time to consider all of these concepts.
This year at this equinox, the Sun is square Saturn and trine Mars. So there is a delay and an urge to move forward. The trine coming a bit later can show eventual success. It is interesting to note that the Supreme Court starts its year with the Sun in justice sign, Libra.
The Summer solstice is upon us, the longest day of the year. There is more light than darkness and this suggests more good than evil. The solstice is one of the 4 turning points during the year. So, it is appropriate to try to create turning points in our lives. In addition to that, the sign, Cancer is especially concerned with change. We can say this because the sign is Moon ruled. Also, Cancer terrain, the beach, shows change 4 times a day due to the tides. So, it is appropriate to try for positive change at this time. Happy Solstice!
The Sun has gone into Aries and Spring has begun. Nature is waking up and we can welcome a new start. This is the start of the astrological year.
Some changes have recently started or are about to.
Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn are being affected by Mars, Saturn, and Pluto. Saturn effects are for 3 years and for Mars 2 months; Pluto until 2023. It is important to be active, goal oriented, and interacting with good forces. This will make the most of this energy.
Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius will begin to experience Uranus from mid-May until November, and again from March ’19 and on for 7 years. This planet brings new things & people. Make sure that they are up to your standards of reliability. New vistas can open up for you. Jupiter is also affecting these same signs, especially Scorpio, until November. This can bring help and good but watch out for extremes.
Neptune continues to affect Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius. Ideals and the arts are available to you, but stay real when you need to. Jupiter will go into Sagittarius in November and affect you all for a year. Help comes, watch extremes.
Have a splendid year.
Today, 12/21 is the shortest day of the year and the beginning of winter, the winter solstice. This is part of the natural light cycle. Today there is the least, but soon light, length of day, will start to increase. Holidays at this dark time are filled with beautiful lights to counter the natural darkness. And in our lives, we should create strategies to increase light, spirit, happiness, and beauty. Life, Light, and Love
Fall arrives on Sept 22nd. In Florida, this means that we are almost done with the heat which surely burns off our sins.
Generally, focus turns to Libra qualities which are fair, balanced, intellectual, civil, and devoted to beauty. Then we are on to Scorpio. Halloween images pretty well describe the vibe. After that the divine seeking and adventurous Sagittarius comes along, when we actually give thanks.
The Fall season notes a turn from long days to those which are shorter. We might have shorter days but we will have longer nights to study the stars. Enjoy!
Summer arrives on the 21st of June. This longest day of the year shows that the light is stronger than the darkness.
Let’s celebrate that.
Spring begins today and we should fine a wonderful way to celebrate it. This season is about new life, Aries, new beauty, Taurus, and new activity, Gemini. Spring is one of three new stars for us in each year. January 1st is the start of the secular year. Our birthdays are a new start for us personally. And Spring is the start of the new astrological and seasonal year. Let us refresh ourselves and make a new start.