The Planets this Week: October 15 - 21, 2017

October 16, 2017
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Aired Monday, 16 October 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: October 15 - 21, 2017

What do the planets have in store? The big news is Jupiter, planet of luck and good fortune moves into Scorpio where it will be until November 2018.

Jupiter will leave Libra and enter Scorpio on October 10, 2017. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, luck, and generosity. It’s the giving planet, because whatever it touches, it makes bigger (including your waistline). For the planets, the signs are like costumes. Jupiter has been happily romping in Libra’s pretty, pink party outfit, and now it’s about to pour itself into Scorpio’s slinky black dress. Jupiter will be in sexy and intense Scorpio until November 8, 2018.

Also, love planet Venus moves into Libra where it will stay until November 7th. Under the influence of Venus in Libra, your social life could be in full swing. Gracious manners come naturally to you now, and your charms are irresistible. You easily attract friends and lovers and may find yourself to be quite popular, with your social calendar booked solid.

Communication planet Mercury moves into Scorpio where it will be until November 5th. Many of us may seek deeper meaning and core truths. With intense focus, we’ll dig beneath the surface to get to the bottom line, mentally clearing away meaningless data and uncovering the essence of what’s really important. Intellectual intensity can turn into obsession.

We have had a Full Moon in Aries and now we are looking at a New Moon in Libra on the 19th.

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The Planets this Week: September 24 - 30, 2017

September 25, 2017
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Aired Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: September 24 - 30, 2017

What do the planets have in store for this week? We have a fairly quiet week after a lot of planetary activity last week. The astro headlines of the week are communication planet Mercury moving into Libra on Friday and Pluto, planet of change finally turning direct after being retrograde since April 20th.

While Mercury is in Libra until October 17th, and depending on its influence in your personal birth chart, you may find yourself seeing both sides of any situation. Before making a decision or committing to a course of action, you’ll weigh the options carefully and objectively.

Many of us may make excellent diplomats, liaisons or negotiators at this time. We’ve got a gift for spotting the common threads in differing perspectives, and are able to bring people to consensus. We will have more grace and charm and can be quite persuasive, able to communicate in a way that others can hear. Negotiating contracts and closing deals is favored now.

Pluto, planet of change and transformation turns direct on Thursday, it has been retrograde since April 20th. 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.

This all defines Pluto’s energy, one that has the simultaneous power to create and destroy, to make life both amazing and terrible; or, in short, intense. It can grip you in its jaws and rip down everything you’ve come to depend on, but it can also force you to learn the power of strength — of standing on your own two feet, come what may.

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The Planets this Week: September 17 - 23, 2017

September 18, 2017
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Airing Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: September 17 - 23, 2017

This week’s show is all about Libra! The Sun moves into Libra where it will be until October 22nd. The Sun moving into Libra also coincides with the Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

Under the influence of the Sun in Libra, and depending on how this transit affects the planets in your natal chart, socializing comes into the spotlight, and it’s easier to make new connections and bring people together. With your desire for beauty, you might be drawn to artistic and cultural events. You want people to like you, and you might find yourself adjusting your personality to be more pleasing. Collaborative efforts and team projects are auspicious — you can get more done, and have more fun, if you work together.

You’re a natural diplomat during this time, able to see other people’s perspectives and to discover where the commonality is. The downside to seeing all points of view is that you might be indecisive, having a hard time finding out what you want and instead getting too caught up in everyone else’s opinions and ideas. Watch out for endlessly weighing your options and postponing taking action indefinitely.

The Autumn Equinox occurs around September 21 each year, when the Sun enters the Cardinal sign of Libra and the autumn season officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere.

During the Autumn Equinox, the Sun rises due east and sets due west, no matter where on the planet you are. Days and nights are just about equal. Autumn marks the lengthening nights and darkening skies. Trees change colors as the leaves fall to the ground. The energy in the air has shifted from the extroverted, free-spirited nature of summer fun to a quieter, more reflexive foreshadowing of winter.

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The Planets this Week: September 3 – 9, 2017

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

The Planets this Week: September 3 - 9, 2017

What do the planets have in store for this week? The good news is Mercury Retrograde will finally be over! It has been retrograde since August 12th! At the end of the week it moves back into one of its favorite signs, Virgo.

Under the influence of Mercury in Virgo, your mind will work efficiently and quickly. You’ll learn best through organized logical courses of study and you may be drawn to math and the sciences. You’ll be capable of very detailed work and won’t shy away from numbers, figures, or equations. You’ll tend to be very orderly in your thinking and methodology, which will make you inclined toward academics, research, study projects and the like.

Take care under this influence as you may suffer from nervous anxiety, or lie awake in bed at night while your mind goes around and around. That sense of needing everything to be perfect — an impossible goal, no? — is something you’ll need to work on when Mercury’s in Virgo. As the old saying goes, don’t let perfect get in the way of good!

Also this week, there’s a Full Moon in Pisces. During this time, you may begin to see evidence of profound change not only in yourself, but also among people who you’ve opened up to. Having made an effort to be more compassionate, you feel good about the way you’ve touched other people’s hearts. Compassion is often lacking when there is such a huge gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots.’ You are helping to close that gap with kindness

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The Planets this Week: August 27 - September 2, 2017

August 28, 2017
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Aired Monday, 28 August 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: August 27 - September 2, 2017

The Sun is now in Virgo where it will be until September 22nd.

While the Sun is in Virgo, and depending on how this transit affects your birth chart, you could find yourself working hard to improve yourself and serve others. You might become more critical, and possibly judgmental, as you notice all the things that could be better, both in your own life and in the world. You have a strong desire to make a positive difference, and are willing to dig in and get busy to make it happen.

Watch out for being too hard on yourself, or on your loved ones. The desire for perfection can be a great motivator, but if your standards are too high, you could be prone to disappointment and disillusion. You might become aware that you need to improve your skills to accomplish your goals. Don’t be too proud to ask for the help you need to polish and perfect your talents. This can be a great period for finding a mentor and undergoing some kind of apprenticeship.

Health and self-care come into focus, and you might pay more attention to your daily routines and habits. What’s not working about your schedule will become apparent, and you’ll have more motivation than usual to make positive changes that increase your overall well-being. Your system — especially digestion — could be extra-sensitive, and a simple, wholesome diet will probably serve you best.

To counter the tendency to be hyper-critical, make a point of appreciating the little things in life, and “find God” in the details of your daily existence. Washing the dishes can be an irksome chore or a mind-expanding meditation, depending on your attitude.

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The Planets this Week: August 20 - 26, 2017

August 21, 2017
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Aired Monday, 21 August 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: August 20 - 26, 2017

The astro headline of the week, month and year is the total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st. Everybody from coast-to-coast is a buzz with this rare event. The last time we had a total Solar Eclipse across the USA was nearly 100 years ago. People from all over the country are ready to view this occurrence.

A solar eclipse can only occur during a New Moon, when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun to create a ‘Moon sandwich’ effect that gives the visual illusion of an eclipse.

There are four types of eclipses that can be seen from Earth. The most dramatic is a ‘total eclipse,’ which happens when the Sun is completely superimposed by the disc of the Moon, leaving only a bright corona shining behind the Moon. In order to see a total eclipse, you must be in the direct path of the Sun-and-Moon alignment. An ‘annular eclipse,’ in which the Sun and Moon are exactly in line but the Moon is smaller than the Sun, shows a bright ring surrounding the outline of the Moon. A ‘hybrid eclipse’ is in between a total and annular eclipse. At some points on the Earth it appears as a total eclipse, but at other locations, it appears to be annular. A ‘partial eclipse’ occurs when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line, and the Moon only partially obscures the Sun. The Sun looks like a bite has been taken out of it.

Solar eclipses last only a few minutes and should always be viewed with protective glasses. Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye, because eye damage may result — and quickly! Since Earthlings are dependent on the Sun’s rays for light, warmth and agriculture, it’s no wonder that common folk have historically feared eclipses, when the Sun appears to be eaten up by an invisible, but incredibly powerful, mysterious being.

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The Planets this Week: August 6 - 12, 2017

August 7, 2017
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Aired Monday, 7 August 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: August 6 - 12, 2017

The headline of the week, the month and the year is the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on Monday. A lunar eclipse can have an impact on our emotional state and often affects relationships with others. The way you respond to crises may need adjustment when circumstances warrant a new approach. You may feel disoriented, excitable or emotionally wired during a lunar eclipse.

During this Lunar Eclipse in Leo our creative endeavors really begin to take shape. Our mood is uplifted with Leo’s jovial spirit. Feeling particularly passionate about experiencing life to the fullest, you have full appreciation for the splendors of the natural world. Colors may seem brighter, people friendlier; playtime and leisure activities are highlighted. A love affair that began at an earlier time may be progressing to another level. You should begin to get a clearer picture of what may be possible between the two of you. Try to enjoy the time that you have together right now.

The other big news of the week is Mercury turning retrograde. Yes, here it is again the planet of communication wrecking havoc! Mercury Retrograde is a phenomenon that has worked its way into mass consciousness. The moment a communication snafu occurs, folks blame Mercury Retrograde! The truth is, not all miscommunications can be laid at the feet of this little planet. But it does behoove us to observe a few simple principles about this event.

Everyone knows that Mercury Retrograde is a great time to do things that start with ‘re’: repair, reduce, reconsider, recreate. But what else can you do to bring out the best energy of this period? Certainly, thoughts turn more inward than outward, so taking care of personal affairs is a great idea.

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The Planets this Week: July 30 - August 5, 2017

July 31, 2017
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The Planets this Week: July 30 - August 5, 2017

Love planet Venus moves into Cancer where it will be until August 25th. Under the influence of Venus in Cancer, and depending on how this transit affects your natal chart, you may find yourself longing for deep emotional connections. Casual relationships don’t appeal to you — it’s intimacy that you crave. Your sensitive, soft-hearted side comes out now, and you want to feel safe enough in your relationships to show your vulnerability. When you feel that your sense of security is threatened, you might hide behind the protection of your Crab shell, and put others off with your crankiness.

You may be more nurturing and maternal toward your loved ones now, baking their favorite treats and tending to their every need. Once you feel committed, you’re in for the long haul, and are willing to invest your time and energy in making the relationship work. Just be sure that you’re not giving too much of yourself away, and that there’s a balance of give-and-take. Because of your strong desire for intimacy, you might also have a tendency to commit yourself too quickly, ignoring the warning signals. Be sure to pay close attention to your feelings and intuition.

Also this week, Uranus, planet of the unexpected turns retrograde at the last degree of Aries. Uranus is the oddball of the solar system, in more ways than one. For starters, it rolls along its equator instead of spinning upright in its orbit, the way a proper planet does. During the retrograde period, our more outrageous inclinations may be less evident, though occasionally, for someone who’s normally rather repressed, this period will provide the opportunity to throw off the shackles of inhibition and allow a freer self to emerge. This is the ultimate triumph of Uranus Retrograde.

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The Planets this Week: July 23 - 29, 2017

July 24, 2017
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Aired Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: July 23 - 29, 2017

This week we have a New Moon in Leo. The New Moon presents an opportune time for new starts and beginnings. Practically imperceptible to the human eye, the New Moon seems almost non-existent from our vantage point. However, like our subconscious minds, we know it’s there, progressing slowly toward illumination.

There may be a feeling or a desire brewing within for some sort of change. This is a time for planting seeds, for birthing new ideas and starting afresh. Creatively speaking, inspiration can be residing somewhere just beneath the surface, barely breaking into conscious thought. You may want to carve out some quiet time to nurture any cerebral stirrings. Nourish your mind with books. Listen to dreams that inspire ideas. You may want to take a project that you’ve been working on in a different direction, forging a new path.

On Tuesday, communication planet Mercury moves into Virgo where it will be until August 31st. This is an extra-long transit due to the retrograde period on August 12th. With the influence of Mercury in Virgo you may find you have a keen, piercing intellect and can zero in on required information like a hawk on a mouse.

At this time, your mind will work efficiently and quickly. You’ll learn best through organized logical courses of study and you may be drawn to math and the sciences. You’ll be capable of very detailed work and won’t shy away from numbers, figures, or equations. You’ll tend to be very orderly in your thinking and methodology, which will make you inclined toward academics, research, study projects and the like. However, you won’t want to be too abstract and you’ll prefer work that has practical benefit, and not just for yourself but for others as well.

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The Planets this Week: July 16 - 22, 2017

July 17, 2017
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Aired Monday, 17 July 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: July 16 - 22, 2017

What do the planets have in store for this week? With both Mars and the Sun moving into Leo there is a lot of fiery action oriented energy at play. The Sun moves into its favorite sign of Leo on Saturday where it will be until August 22nd. Under the bright light of the Leo Sun, and depending on how it shines on other planets in your birth chart, you might find yourself longing for recognition. You now want to stand out and be seen and appreciated just for being your unique self. You may become more aware of what makes you special — your talents, personality, and past experience — and you want other people to notice too!

Leo rules the heart, and love is in the air. You might be more romantic than usual, surprising your sweetie with flowers or chocolates. You’ll certainly appreciate being showered with gifts yourself! Leo is the king or queen, and both giving and receiving the royal treatment are highly satisfying.

On Thursday, warrior planet Mars also moves into Leo where it will be until September 5th. Mars will be in Leo the entire time that the Sun is in Leo, creating a Leo double-whammy of positive cosmic energy. The Sun is the natural ruler of Leo, making all things Leo prominent, and Mars comes up, giving the Sun a boost up. Mars is the planet of action, the will to do, aggression, physical exertion, and the libido. Leo is a fixed fire sign, like a giant fire burning in hearth. Mars makes it bigger, brighter, and hotter.

This show is dedicated to all you Leo’s out there or anyone who has a Leo in their life!

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