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Targeting Your Dream: November 29, 2016 – New Moon in Sagittarius

Targeting Your Dream: November 29, 2016 – New Moon in Sagittarius

We are collectively facing a turning point in our human evolution where we must get real, release what is holding us back from wholeness and make decisions that will forever change our lives. This is POWERFUL stuff threading through our universe and represented by a fiery New Moon in Sagittarius.

Neptune in Pisces

Neptune, the planet of dreams, inspiration, spirituality, intuition, deception, and illusion, has been a savage challenge for a few years and even more so in the last year. Recently, it stationed direct in Pisces on November 19th, 2016. Right before that on November 17, 2016, Neptune conjoined the South Node (Where We Are Stuck in Self-Defeating Behaviors of the Past).

New Moon in Sagittarius 2016

We had a New Moon today at 7°54’ Sagittarius at 4:18 AM EST/7:18 AM EST/1:18PM CST in Central Europe. It is bringing some powerful change energy and some people may not be totally comfortable with it because there will be karmic changes! This New Moon makes an exact square to the Nodes of Fate as well as to Neptune in Pisces. The New Moon also falls in the house of secrets. Inevitably, more deception, lies, and emotions will be uncovered.

Destiny and Decisions

Do not be surprised to find yourself desiring to make choices about your destiny with the Nodes involved. The key to properly handling this is to remind yourself that you have the power choice to use intention, prayer, and visualization to make sound decisions. Venus, the planet of love and value sits in Capricorn (business, hard work stability, seriousness, commitment), forms an exact square to Uranus in Aries, the planet of upheaval. You can expect more endings with partnerships, and some very unexpected news could occur. Some of that news could be good such as engagements with dates for weddings getting set and actual weddings. Some people will come unhinged and it could be surprising. If you feel uneasy about being somewhere or with someone, listen to your intuition.

Solar Eclipse in Virgo

This New Moon hearkens back to the Solar Eclipse on September 1, 2016 at 9° degrees Virgo. There could be a continuum of what you were handling two months ago. The difference is that now you have sharper awareness and more information with which to work. Virgo challenges Sagittarius to keep some sense of order and to focus on the target. The sharper awareness (Virgo) you now have will empower you in reaching your target.

Keep the Dream Alive

Whatever your dream is, keep the fire burning, keep it alive, Sagittarius style! Jupiter is the modern ruler of Sagittarius and the ancient ruler of Pisces. Sagittarius is the vision. Neptune is the dream. The New Moon in Sagittarius is an auspicious time to set intentions and write down your dreams! They will manifest.

This time of enthusiastic new beginnings is when you want to plant seeds for your dream to manifest. You have the next two weeks to watch it grow, until the Full Moon in Gemini. Most importantly while doing this, RELEASE what has not served you well not blessed your life and made it more whole, (attitudes, persons, associations, behaviors). It may mean you surprise some people with your choices, but hey, it is your life and you want to live your BEST life, not the mediocre one controlled by someone else. Sagittarius wants FREEDOM to make individual decisions about life. Honor that dream and create a good life for yourself. Write down a list of what you wish to release and burn that piece of paper in a bright fiery light!

Jupiter in Libra: Commitment, Counseling and Fighting For Marriage

Jupiter in Libra: Commitment, Counseling and Fighting For Marriage

Under Jupiter in Libra the issues of marriage and divorce will be prominent. One of the things I think that will come out of this, because it is Jupiter, not Saturn in Libra, is a focus on pre-marital counseling before the wedding and marriage counseling as a matter of course during a marriage and/or because of conflict. People will have more readiness, more heart, for trying to work through the problems or at least to have mediation in a more gentle divorce. The issue of marriage counseling is strong in my mind and I have been thinking about it quite a bit lately. There are some things you should know about marriage counseling before you start.


Before You Begin Marriage Counseling

There are three things for you to be clear about in your mind before you start your sessions:

1. The therapist is not responsible for fixing your relationship. 

You will get guidance for making changes and those changes will mostly occur outside the session.

2. You must each be clear that you have a role in the marriage problems

Take responsibility for your part in the conflicts. In some way you have either initiated or played along with things. Do not take blame for things thinking it will make or maintain the peace (that in itself is a problem). If each person takes responsibility, you can more quickly resolve things.

3. Come to agreement on the meaning of your relationship and how willing you are to make constructive changes.

When both partners make credible, constructive changes that are meaningful for their partner, it is affirming and initiates more constructive change. As this continues, with some changes being more difficult than others, the partners and the relationship will strengthen.

When high levels of anger and resentment are present, it is challenging to get to the place of owning your role, let alone be willing to change! This is perfectly normal.

These three initial steps will set a firm foundation for a positive marriage counseling process. You will be better able to deal with the challenges and changes that marriage and marriage counseling will involve.

Jupiter in Libra 2016: Beautiful Gentle Endings

Jupiter in Libra 2016: Beautiful Gentle Endings

Astrology works! It tells us about the cycles of our human lives. If you live long enough, you get to see it. Take the case of “Brangelina” – celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Jupiter ingressed Libra, the sign of love, marriage, divorce, art, beauty, cosmetic surgery,  luxury living, in September 2004 and stayed there until October 2005. In January 2005, Brad Pitt announced his separation from his wife, actress Jennifer Aniston. He filed for divorce in March 2005. In April 2005 he was photographed on the beach with his Mrs . and Mrs. Smith co-star, actress Angelina Jolie, on the beach in Kenya with her adopted son, Maddox. In June 2005, Mr. and Mrs. Smith premiered, and Jennifer Aniston was inferred to be a childless, cold career woman while W Magazine featured followed by a jaw-dropping spread in W magazine with Pitt and a maternal elegant Jolie titled “Domestic Bliss: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Home.”

Bye-Bye Brangelina?

On September 9, 2016, Jupiter again ingressed Libra. On September 15, 2016, one day before the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pisces, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt separated. On September 19, 2016, Jolie officially filed for divorce. After a year of rumors about a troubled marriage under Jupiter in Virgo, the relationship split became official. The official version is that it is best for the “health” of the family (children)”. Jolie filed for full physical custody of all the children. Saturn in Sagittarius (Pitt’s Sun sign) symbolizes restrictions and limitations. He could well lose custody and general contact with his children. There are rumors of Pitt having anger problems, being harsh with the children and having an affair with co-star actress Marion Cotillard.  It is rumored Jolie suspected Pitt and Cotillard of doing to her what Pitt and she did to Aniston 12 years ago.

While these two could reconcile, such a reconciliation might only be a prelude to years of ups and downs. Their opposite Sun signs can be polarized or complimentary. Right now, they are polarized. It could be an on-off relationship that creates lots of drama. Jolie’s life has historically been filled with drama and dramatic romantic relationships.

Remember the polar opposite sign of Libra is Aries, so there IS blood and war lurking below the surface in this divorce. We may or may not see it but it is there!

Saturn, The Lord of Karma

Karma DOES come back around and when it is not good karma it painfully bites you on the butt.

Saturn cycles affect us every 7, 14, 21 and 28 years, bringing back to us the results of what we did in the past Time ALWAYS catches up to us. We can never outwit it or outrun it. However if we sow good seeds by  doing what is right (even when it is hard) and act maturely, we reap a good harvest when Saturn comes around to check on us. We get promotions, expansions, prestige, stability, security and reward.

Saturn is the Lord of Karma. Saturn in Sagittarius is putting the kibosh on excessive freedom and awakening some people to their out-of-bounds behavior. Freedom comes through commitment. If you don’t get heed the message early on, it comes down like a hammer and you lose something valuable. You experience painful endings such as divorce. But as Libra and Sagittarius are sextile, it opens the door for beautiful, gentle ending. The ending will come for some couples but it won’t be as harsh and bloody as it could be.

Expansion and Limitations

While Jupiter is the more visible player in this divorce (Jupiter in Libra), Saturn is effecting the stronger more lasting change. Both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are going to take some hits in this. Angelina Jolie may try to pull her punches behind the scenes but the veneer of her facade is thin; many remember her trouble dramatic lifestyle before she began her affair with Brad Pitt. He may be painted by her as a child-abusing alcoholic and she may wish to take the children out of the country and only allow him to visit the children at her convenience, but Saturn, the Lord of Karma, may have other ideas. Actress Halley Berry tried to do the same and lost her bid for sole physical custody of ther child against Olivier Martinez.

Jupiter is a planet which brings blessings and I think that it will soften this divorce and even the custody issue. Brad Pitt has filed for joint custody. It is interesting that Angelina Jolie leans towards re-creating the same single-mother scenario in which she was raised, leaving the children with no father present in their lives. She is still estranged from her father, actor Jon Voight. She did not invite him to their wedding on August 23, 2014.


William Bradley Pitt

Brangelina is a bust — but what about Brad and Angelina as individuals? I calculated a chart for Brad Pitt for September 20, 2016 ( the day Angelina Jolie filed for divorce). Brad Pitt has a Sagittarius Ascendant so Saturn is transiting into his first house, symbolizing lessons and losses around the ego. Often we even lose a lot of weight when Saturn transits our first house. Maybe he will get thinner and healthier as he loses some middle-age weight. Neptune is in his 11th house so this could be a tricky PR situation as far as his connections to friends and associations. He will need to be absolutely honest and transparent with them in order to retain them. With Mars transiting his 1st house it is likely there are some temporary frustration and anger that has risen to the surface. We have had Mars and Saturn revving up us all because of misplaced and unexpressed sexual energy. He is soon to have his Mars Return in his 1st house. He has been experiencing the confusion, delusions, frustrations and limitations of Saturn square Neptune between his 11th and 2nd houses for the last year. Known as a solid man of integrity and common sense from the Midwest region of teh USA with the exception of his divorce from Jennifer Aniston, he has a lot to protect and a lot to lose if he mishandles this divorce situation by showing anger or aggression. With the karmic nature of this situation, he best position is one of humble acceptance, absolute transparency and honesty and to do what is right.


Angelina Voight Jolie Pitt

Under this divorce filing, we can see Angelina Jolie Pitt is experiencing her Neptune square Neptune early midlife transit so we must reserve judgement and wait to see what is the truth and what is a lie in whatever she says and does. Delusions can be multiple. Drama is prominent in her life and she wants to be seen with her Leo 1st house. Everything is calculated to be SEEN. Her Neptune square Neptune (early midlife transit) involves her 5th (children) and 8th houses. The 8th house is where a marriage is lived after the 7th house wedding. Something is hidden. Something is not being honestly revealed. Angelina Jolie Pitt is no angel or holy Virgin Mother in this situation. She has also been experiencing the Saturn Square Neptune transit in this house as well as the Mars-Saturn conjunction. The presence of Mars speaks of possessiveness, sexuality and maybe even revenge using the children. I think it may be a while before we learn the truth of  her role is in this divorce and family drama involving children.

For now, it appears to be a rather beautiful and gentle divorce. For now, we will wait…

If you want to look at your marriage, order a consultation and I will give you insight about what you are facing and how you can best handle the changes and lessons.

Jupiter in Libra 2016: Learning the Truth of Yourself Through Marriage

Jupiter in Libra 2016: Learning the Truth of Yourself Through Marriage

Relationships will be the primary focus of all our lives for the next year starting today, Friday September 9, 2016 as Jupiter leaves Virgo for Libra. The most telling changes will occur in thew first several weeks. Venus will be in her home sign (she rules Taurus and Libra) and it gives her great power. We will be focused on love, relationships, marriage and money. We will realize we want love in our lives…as well as lovely people and lovely surroundings. Someone who makes life lovely for us will be our focal point. We will do whatever it takes to get them into our lives. 

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