The Planets This Week: January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018
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Aired Monday, 15 January 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: January 15, 2018

What do the planets have in store this week? The headline of the week is both Venus and the Sun moving into Aquarius. This week’s show is dedicated to all you Aquarians.

Aquarius is symbolized by the Water Bearer, the humanitarian of the Zodiac who brings water to the parched masses and loves to lend a helping hand. More than anything, though, Aquarius likes to feel different from everyone else around them. This sign will hang out with extremely conservative types as a foil to their liberal tendencies.

Although its symbol is the Water Bearer, Aquarius is in fact an Air sign, not a water sign. Fixed Air Aquarius embodies both stability and the urge to roam freely. Guess that’s part of being co-ruled by Uranus, the planet of rebellion, along with Saturn, the planet of discipline. Uranus’s changeable, unpredictable nature paired with Saturn’s focused energy; the steadfastness of Fixity paired with the free-flowing quality of Air… Which influence should Aquarius follow?

This sign is definitely an interesting blend of characteristics: communicative yet guarded; always seeking out the new and unusual, and yet most comfortable with staying the course. What’s the old yarn about Aquarius? ‘They love humanity. It’s people they can’t stand.’ What a strange mix of contradictions!

Aquarius is the most freedom-seeking sign of the Zodiac, which can make this sign rather hard to pin down. To be romantically involved with an Aquarius means accepting that, as soon as you get to the party, that Aquarius lover will disappear into the crowd without a backward glance! But even though this sign can have trouble getting comfortable when it’s one-on-one, Aquarius is one of the most devoted and loyal of all the signs.

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The Planets This Month: January 2018

January 8, 2018
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The Planets This Month: January 2018

What do the planets have in store this month? The year and month started off supercharged with a Super Full Moon in Cancer. Emotions were running high and expectations set for the year ahead. On top of the Full Moon unpredictable Uranus turned direct after months of traveling retrograde. Sudden events and unexpected occurrences were experienced by many.

Communication planet Mercury moves into Capricorn where it will team up immediately with somber Saturn and then with intense Pluto. We all need to take care with what we say at this time.

January 16th, there’s a New Moon in Capricorn so it’s a good time to make long-term plans and review the support and structures in our lives. This is especially true as the planetary heavyweights Saturn and Pluto are also in Capricorn. The following day, love planet Venus moves into socialable Aquarius so friendships, groups and social media will be important. The Sun follows suit soon after and moves into Aquarius on the 19th so thinking outside the box will come easily to many of us.

Towards to end of the month, warrior Mars moves into Sagittarius were it will be until March 17th. During this time, many of us will broaden horizons and approach life as a daring adventure. We may be constantly on the move, restless to explore new vistas and impatient with the daily grind. Personal freedom will be a high priority and we’ll feel an urge to break free from any stifling relationship or situation. “Don’t fence me in” could be the theme song of this period.

January ends on an intense note with a Lunar Eclipse in Leo. There’ll be a focus on abundance and generosity so we need to invite goodness, grace and generosity into our life with an open heart.

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The Planets this Week: December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017
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Aired Monday, 18 December 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: December 18, 2017

What do the planets have in store for this week? The astro headline of the week is responsible Saturn moving into its home sign of Capricorn where it will be until December 2020. It has not been in Capricorn since 1991.

Saturn restricts, disciplines, and wears away. It doesn’t obliterate, like Pluto, or suddenly, like Uranus. Saturn erodes over time. Saturn isn’t necessarily a destroyer, though. It also strengthens and solidifies whatever passes its test. Saturn is a teacher. It’s not the cool teacher, giving out As to everyone (Jupiter). Saturn makes you learn and earn.

The sign of Capricorn is determined, ambitious, hard-working, and practical. Saturn in Capricorn is a leader, but it leads by example. Everything it has is useful and earned. During this transit, we may see a global return to focusing on achieving real, practical goals. Also this week, there’s a New Moon. The Sagittarius New Moon awakens an inner need for many kinds of stimulation. Having recently completed a contemplative period, your body craves for some excitement now. You may find yourself daydreaming about travel to foreign lands, or maybe tackling a philosophical conundrum.

On Thursday the Sun moves into Capricorn where it will be until January 19th. While the Sun is in Capricorn, and depending on how it influences your natal chart, you may feel driven to succeed. You could find yourself working long hours to achieve your goals and bring long-term projects to completion. You might not have much time for your personal life, and might even neglect your health. In your drive to get the job done, be sure not to sacrifice too much. Make sure that what you’re working for is your definition of success, and not someone else’s.

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A Peak Into 2018

December 11, 2017
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Aired Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:00 PM ET

A Peak Into 2018

What do the planets have in store for us in 2018? Possibly the biggest astrological news of 2018 is likely to be the arrival of Uranus in Taurus, in May; the last time Taurus hosted Uranus was during the Great Depression, ahead of the Second World War in 1942.

The planet Uranus is often associated with rebellions and revolutions, earthquakes and volcanoes — anything that erupts with sudden, unpredictable force and changes life as we know it. But Uranus’s effects aren’t all disruptive; just most of them! This planet also rules original thought, unique inventions and improvements on tradition. Without its influence in our lives, we might never know the development of science, for example, or humanitarianism. Whether it happens in a constructive or a destructive way, Uranus promotes progress.

When Uranus is coupled with Taurus it will shake up our ideas of money, property, and values, possibly transforming these things, whether we want it or not.

On May 15th, Mars enters Aquarius as Uranus enters Taurus. This creates an immediate square between these two potentially volatile energies. On June 26th Mars goes retrograde and the world will have its collective finger on the self-destruct button. However, it could also be a time where people and communities cleanse themselves of their worst elements.

Venus goes retrograde at nearly 11 degrees Scorpio on October 5th, going back into Libra on October 31st and on through November, then goes direct again on November 16th. Venus Retrograde grounds us; it puts a damper on love and relationships, bringing those walking on clouds back down to Earth. With Venus Retrograde in Scorpio, we examine the relationships and aesthetics that we would normally hide from all but a select, trusted few…perhaps even ourselves.

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The Planets this Week: December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017
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Aired Monday, 4 December 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: December 4, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week? The astro headlines of the week are the Full Moon in Gemini and Mars moving into Scorpio.

During the Gemini Full Moon our quest for knowledge can be personally fulfilling once the answers come to us and we get a chance to show off just a little. Many of us can be rather talkative and very social, full of wit and charm. Make sure that we spend time in the company of others, for our astute opinions should not go unexpressed. We will appreciate our independence more fully during this time. It would be better to schedule activities with friends instead of romantic dates because we may not feel particularly open to the burdens that love relationships can sometimes entail. We may feel the most happy with an excellent book in front of our face.

Also, warrior planet Mars moves into Scorpio where it will stay until January 26th. During this transit we’ve got the willpower and stamina to do whatever we set our mind to. Once we dig in, we’re willing to work extremely hard to reach our goals, overcoming any obstacle that gets in our way. We’ve got the strength and persistence to make deep and lasting changes now.

With an incredible intensity of focus, many of us will cut through superficial layers to get to the core or root of any situation, not satisfied with merely treating the symptoms. We might find that we take things apart just to see how they work, and we might also do this on an emotional level, deconstructing people’s words and actions to uncover their hidden motivations and desires.

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The Planets this Week: November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017
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The Planets this Week: November 27, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

Love planet Venus moves into Sagittarius where it will be until December 24th. While Venus is in Sagittarius, and depending on how this influence affects the other planets in your chart, you’ll want your love life to be a great adventure. You need a lot of space and freedom to explore right now, and you actively seek out fun and excitement rather than passively waiting around. Your enthusiasm and adventurous spirit could make you very popular, and you may find yourself socializing with a variety of interesting folks. Curiosity is high, and you’re more open to connecting with different types of people, especially those from foreign countries and cultures.

Also, this week, there’s a dreaded Mercury retrograde. Mercury will be retrograde in Sagittarius until December 22nd and can trigger an onslaught of opinions that would be better left unspoken. The tendency, under this planetary influence, is what is known as ‘inserting one’s foot into one’s mouth.’ You may feel the urgency to express yourself, feeling that your input is badly needed. However, what can result from your high-minded comment is a high-volume response.

Although you may feel the need to address a particular matter, you may in fact, make things worse. Generally speaking, your judgment isn’t quite on the mark. You could be overly optimistic, expecting your listener to embrace all of your views wholeheartedly. You may feel that you have all the right answers while your poor misguided friend doesn’t see the simple solution right before them. Don’t assume that your audience is receptive to your insights.

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The Planets this Week: November 19 - 25, 2017

November 20, 2017
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The Planets this Week: November 19 - 25, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week? The astro headline of the week is the Sun moving into Sagittarius where it will be until December 21st.

Under the influence of the Sun in Sagittarius, and depending on how this transit affects the planets in your birth chart, you may feel the urge to broaden your horizons. The daily grind could feel stifling, and you might long to break free from what’s become ordinary and routine. If you take the risk of stepping outside your comfort zone and encountering the unknown, you’ll be rewarded with fresh inspiration and a higher perspective on your life.

Travel feeds your adventurous spirit. If you can’t leave the country, at least take a day trip to a neighboring town or any place you’ve never visited. The wilderness might also call to you, and a hike in the woods or a camping trip could be just what you need to restore your vitality and reconnect with your inner truth. Intellectual travel will also be satisfying — through attending lectures, taking classes or simply talking with people who see the world very differently from yourself. The important part is that you’re growing and expanding in some way.

Also this week, Neptune turns direct after being retrograde since June 16th. When Neptune is in Pisces spirituality, the arts, music, photography, fashion, glamor, Hollywood, charity, oil, water, institutions, drugs and alcohol may be at the forefront during this period. Of course, many of these issues already are but will be emphasized. We may see this influence refining and purifying the gross materialism that seems to have overtaken the world.

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A Mid-Season Forecast for the Signs

November 13, 2017
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Aired Monday, 13 November 2017, 9:00 PM ET

A Mid-Season Forecast for the Signs

We are halfway through the season. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Fall Equinox is behind us and we are fast approaching the Winter Solstice.

It’s a time for change and transformation, to lay concrete plans for the future and let go of the things that haven’t been working.

Pluto continues with its trek through Capricorn affecting the cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Pluto is all about the hidden side of existence — secrets, affairs, behind-the-scenes manipulations and so on. But more than that, it’s about power, whether it’s negative or positive. Powerful experiences such as sexuality, death, destruction and regeneration are within this planet’s realm, as are powerful urges like will, control and obsession.

Neptune, currently in Pisces is nearly halfway through its 14 year cycle and has many of the mutable signs in a dilemma. If you’re a Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces this applies to you. Neptune is often called the planet of illusion, because it rules all things illusory — the intangible, the ethereal, the abstract and elusive. Dreams and fantasy fall within this planet’s realm, as do spirituality and idealism. This is the planet that can make your life pleasant with daydreams but that can simultaneously confuse your sense of reality.

Uranus, planet of disruption and sudden change is preparing to change signs from Aries to Taurus in May 2018 where it will be for the next seven years. The fixed signs – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius should be bracing for life to propel in a whole new direction. Uranus influences our senses of freedom and restriction. With its unstable and unpredictable energy, Uranus moves to upset the balance of your life; to shake up your routines, to fly in the face of others’ expectations and so on. Uranus is the planet that encourages you to break out of your mold, to spread your wings and fly.

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The Planets this Week: November 5 - 11, 2017

November 6, 2017
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The Planets this Week: November 5 - 11, 2017

What do the planets have in store this week? The astro headlines of the week are Mercury moving into Sagittarius until January 10th and love planet Venus moving into Scorpio until December 1st. There’s also a fortuitous trine between Saturn and Uranus.

Mercury in Sagittarius is extra lengthy this time as Mercury will be turning retrograde in Sagittarius on December 2nd. During this time, you could find yourself broadening your worldview and exploring a variety of subjects. There’s an urge to expose yourself to new ideas and perspectives, especially of a philosophical nature. You ask yourself life’s big questions, wondering, What does it all mean?

Nitpicky details, facts and figures are less interesting now, and you make decisions based on intuitive knowing rather than logical analysis. This is an excellent time to focus on your ideal vision for the future, though not so favorable for figuring out the steps it will take to get there. Planning and practicality can come later. Optimistic thinking and faith in positive outcomes characterize this transit.

Also, love planet Venus is moving into sexy Scorpio on Tuesday where it will be until December 1st. While Venus is in Scorpio, and depending on how this transit affects your natal chart, you may find yourself longing for deep intimacy and intense passion. You don’t have much patience for superficial connections or casual dating, preferring to relate to a few close friends and one significant other.

When you get involved, you want to give all of yourself and reveal the very core of your being. However, because of your intensity of your feelings at this time, you might be afraid of scaring people away, and could have a tendency to hold back or conceal your emotions.

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The Planets this Week: October 29 - November 4, 2017

October 30, 2017
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The Planets this Week: October 29 - November 4, 2017

What do the planets have in store this week? The astro headline of the week is the Full Moon in Taurus. During the Taurus Full Moon, you may see some monetary rewards for financial manoeuvres you made earlier. Having pledged to stick by your instincts, this could be a period of fulfillment, where you see the benefits of monetary strategies. Perhaps, additional unexpected benefits will be revealed. With extra cash flow in hand, you can afford to splurge a little on yourself.

You’re likely to be more “chill” with a Taurean moon, which can make you grounded and relaxed. In this blissful state, engage in life’s finer things. Go out with friends or your main squeeze to a fab restaurant of culinary repute. You’re not likely to pass on dessert – maybe you’ll have two of them! Even if people around you seem to be in a huff, you’re likely to stay centered and retain your cool.

Watch the tendency, however, to use money to determine power in your interactions. As the moon begins to wane, curb your spending.

Also this week, we are celebrating Halloween! Happy Halloween or “Happy All Saints Day” or “Happy All Souls Day”..take your pick.

As far as astrology is concerned Halloween is the mid-point between the equinox and the solstice and that’s about it. For these next few weeks, here in the northern hemisphere, we will have the shortest and darkest days of the year until we reach the winter solstice on December 21st. Then the days will head toward the spring equinox and the days will become longer again and so the cycle continues.

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