The Planets This Week: April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018
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Aired Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: April 23, 2018

What do the planets have in store for us this week? Love planet Venus moves into Gemini so many of us may be extremely sociable and form a wide variety of friends. The important thing at this time is to keep your connections alive and flourishing. With this transit, many of us may discover a love of learning and could be curious to find out about many different subjects; in fact, no one will be able to keep us from learning about something that interests us! In romance, we may find ourselves to be quite playful and flirtatious.

If you’re single, dating several people at the same time will not be unusual for you. At this time, we must be extremely careful with our declarations of love, because although we could feel extremely ‘in love’ in the moment, we may not feel that way at all when we wake up the next day.

Also this week, transformational Pluto turns retrograde until September 30th. Pluto is all about personal growth. Remember, you can’t grow all the time without pausing occasionally to absorb and integrate the lessons you’ve been learning. Pluto Retrograde periods are perfect for this. Personal evolution is a two-steps-forward, one-step-back process, and the pace is determined by the direct and retrograde motion of Pluto.

Occasionally the Pluto retrograde period is characterized by painful loss, or events and circumstances in your life that are far beyond your control. In many ways, Pluto represents factors that are much larger than any individual; it is the planet of human evolution. But for most of us, most of the time, Pluto retrograde periods offer us the chance to delve deeply into our own inner resources and determine what is most important, when all is said and done.

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Learn About the Moon Phases, Chiron and the Asteroids

April 9, 2018
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Aired Monday, 9 April 2018, 9:00 PM ET

Learn About the Moon Phases, Chiron and the Asteroids

There is a lot more to astrology than just Sun signs and daily horoscopes. Not only do astrologers use the planets and their connections to interpret an individual’s chart or to look at the heavens to forecast but there so many more heavenly bodies that are used.

The Moon phases are a vital part of astrology. The Moon is that bright, luminous orb we see in the night sky, counterpart to the fiery Sun in daytime. In astrology, the lunar light rules the unconscious realms of our minds, the stuff dreams are made of. Our instinctual reactions can be affected by the Moon’s phases over the course of a month, or to be more specific, 29.5 Earth days, as the Moon grows from a small crescent to a large glowing globe and then decreases in size back to nothing.

The Moon, of course, doesn’t really shrink or grow, but our view of the Moon from our vantage point here on earth changes due to the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and Moon. This is why we see lunar phases. There are eight noticeable phases of the Moon: The New Moon, the Crescent Moon, the First Quarter Moon, the Gibbous Moon, the Full Moon, the Disseminating Moon, the Third Quarter Moon and the Balsamic Moon.

The Asteroids are another overlooked yet important component to astrology. Asteroids are small and rocky, and do not qualify as planets. However, the larger ones have distinct qualities associated with them, astrologically speaking. Astrologers use the four largest asteroids — Ceres (pronounced SEER-eez), Juno, Vesta and Pallas Athena — as feminine archetypes. In addition, many astrologers add Chiron (pronounced KY-ron) to the mix.

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Learn About the Planets

April 2, 2018
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Aired Monday, 2 April 2018, 9:00 PM ET

Learn About the Planets

When you hear the word ‘planets,’ you probably think of the Solar System — as in, My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. Ever heard that one? It’s a mnemonic device used to memorize the order of the planets, from Mercury on out to Pluto. But in astrology, the planets in our birth chart include more than just those nine — including celestial bodies that we don’t normally think of as planets, such as the Sun and the Moon.

The planets were in a certain, distinctive pattern in the sky at the exact moment that you were born, and a map of their configuration is called your natal chart, or birth chart. Each planet represents something in itself — your personality (Sun), the way you think (Mercury), the way you love (Venus) and so on — but together, the angles and connections among all of them also paint a highly specific and accurate portrait of who you are as an individual.

Some people like to claim that astrology doesn’t work — that it provides only generic information that could be applied to anyone. But take a look at a reading of your birth chart, and you’ll find out just how specific the information gets! You’ll be amazed by the picture of you that astrology paints, including in-depth analysis of your emotional life, your dreams and motivations and your subconscious drives.

We’ve all heard about Mercury Retrograde — how communication gets confused, traffic slows down and luggage gets lost when this little planet appears to start moving backward in the heavens. Mercury, however, is not the only planet that turns retrograde. In fact, all the planets except the Sun and the Moon go retrograde regularly. Join Astrologer, Kelli Fox, to learn more about the planets and what they mean.

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The Planets This Week: March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018
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Aired Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: March 26, 2018

What do the planets have in store for us this week? This week we have love planet Venus moving into Taurus, one of its favorite signs. Taurus is the most sensual sign of the zodiac. Venus rules beauty and pleasure, and Taurus is all about those things. When Venus enters Taurus, our desires are turned toward finding beauty, pleasure, and comfort. Even if you’re prone to delaying gratification, you’ll feel more of an urge to indulge yourself.

This may simply be a lazy, relaxing time for many people. Artists, artisans, and those who deal with art or beauty for a living may find that sales go up, or that it’s easier to find or create beautiful things. Venus doesn’t try hard. It makes stuff look effortless. It doesn’t break a sweat or a nail, and it never gets its hands dirty.

Also this week, there’s a Full Moon in Libra. During the Libra Full Moon, you will likely notice the quality of your relationships improving thanks to your thoughtful attempts at fairness and compromise. As human beings, we have a strange, but unconscious way of mimicking the behavior of others. When met by a charming smile from a stranger, our faces respond with an equally bright grin. Yawns have the same effect. Try coughing in a large public room full of people – at least a few folks will cough in response. With those you are closest to, they too will mimic the consideration and respect that you’ve shown them. You’re beginning to see the flavor of your relationships take on a sweeter side. Who can resist a person who treats them with utmost respect, trust, and kindness? Power imbalances may begin to level out, as long as you continue to not only be thoughtful, but also clear about your own expectations.

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The Planets This Week: March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018
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Aired Monday, 19 March 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: March 19, 2018

What do the planets have in store for us this week? We will be celebrating the Astrological New Year on March 20th. In the Northern Hemisphere we will be moving into the Spring time while in the Southern Hemisphere the season is Autumn.

The Spring Equinox occurs around March 21 each year, when the sun enters the Cardinal sign of Aries and the spring season officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun rises due east and sets due west, no matter where on the planet you are. Days and nights are nearly equal.

This coincides with the Sun moving into Aries so this show is dedicated to all you Rams out there! Aries is symbolized by the Ram, which is highly appropriate — this sign is headstrong and impulsive, and won’t often back down from a challenge or confrontation. While confrontations can be exciting, they can also lead to a frustrating locking of horns with an imagined foe; and that, in a nutshell, explains a significant part of the Aries experience.

Also this week, the dreaded Mercury retrograde is upon us! This will be a period which requires a great deal of conscious effort on your part with regards to your communication style and content with others. There is a strong tendency to blurt things out or to be blunt in ways that are less than useful. Your perception of what other people say may be skewed by your overly eager and anxious desire for action.

Many of us will be highly impatient to get things moving and that translates to impulsive words that may cause quite a stir in others. One of the hardest but most important feats to accomplish during this period is self-restraint, especially when feeling most passionate about a subject. We will create equally passionate responses.

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The Planets This Week: March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018
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Aired Monday, 12 March 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: March 12, 2018

What do the planets have in store for us this week? We have a New Moon in Pisces on Saturday as well as warrior planet Mars moving into Capricorn.

The Pisces New Moon quiets you down into a contemplative state after a period of revolutionary upheaval. Inequities happen when people divide themselves into categories of ‘us’ and ‘them,’ forgetting that in the end, we are all the same. Conflicts between people, tribes, and nations are victims of such divisive thinking.

This particular new moon helps you to better understand the alliances between people rather than the differences. Consider your personal boundaries and how that has kept you from truly connecting with others on a more meaningful level. How open are you? How in touch are you with your feelings? Can you offer more compassion to make this world a harmonious place to live in? You may begin to realize that there are universal truths among humans no matter what race, status, gender, age, or education level.

Also on Saturday, Mars moves into Capricorn where it will be until May 15th. While Mars is in Capricorn, and depending on how this influence affects your birth chart, you’re driven to succeed. You’ve got the discipline and focus to achieve your ambitions, and you’re not afraid of hard work. Success is a high priority for you now, and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get to the top. In fact, you might have a tendency to be more calculating than usual, and at worst, people could accuse you of being ruthless. Be sure to consider other people’s feelings in your quest for success, otherwise you could find yourself “lonely at the top.”

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The Planets This Week: March 5, 2018

March 5, 2018
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Aired Monday, 5 March 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: March 5, 2018

What do the planets have in store for us this week? On the heels of the recent Virgo Full Moon we have communication planet Mercury and love planet Venus both moving into Aries. While Mercury is in Aries your mind could be functioning at top speed and in short bursts of activity. You might not have a lot of patience to focus on one idea for too long, instead burning through one thought quickly and moving on to the next. Instead of weighing all the pros and cons of a situation, you may tend to make snap judgments based more on instinct than logic.

While Venus is in Aries your love life could be quite exciting! You might find yourself being bolder than usual, taking risks and acting on your ardent impulses. Romance can be steamy and you’re open to experimentation — just watch out for getting carried away by your passions and be sure to take care of yourself. If you’re single, this is an ideal transit for initiating new relationships, and you’ve got the confidence to go after what you want.

Also this week, Jupiter turns retrograde in Scorpio so we can expect scandals! We may find con artists come out to play and take advantage of the good will and weakness of others. Political, religious, or investment scandals are likely. During this time we may discover what is hidden. The desire to know will fuel an increase in investigative journalism and advances in science, especially medicine. Jupiter brings luck in trying to discover what is hidden. There will be more respect for investigative journalism. Jupiter gives luck, and Scorpio reveals what is not known. New advances or discoveries may lead to finding the cause or cure of illnesses we currently dread.

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The Signs

February 26, 2018
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Aired Monday, 26 February 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Signs

There are twelve signs in the Zodiac, one for each month of the year. Unfortunately, the signs and the calendar don’t align perfectly. The Zodiac begins in mid-March, not on January first; and signs span from roughly the 20th or 21st of one month to the 19th or 20th of the next, not the 1st to the 31st. (Are you confused yet? No? Good!)

When someone asks you what your sign is, they’re referring to your Sun Sign — where the sun was in the Zodiac at the exact moment of your birth. But every other planet in your birth chart is also located in a particular sign, and is influenced by that sign’s unique energy.

This explains why everyone who’s born under the influence of the same Sun Sign can still have such vastly different personalities; each of us is made up of a complex and unique combination of influences from the twelve signs, the twelve houses and all the planets, asteroids and points… Now, that’s definitely getting complicated!

Each sign of the Zodiac is associated with a particular symbol, usually an animal, like the Ram (Aries) or the Bull (Taurus); an element, such as Air (Gemini) or Water (Cancer); and a quality, such as Fixed (Leo) or Mutable (Virgo).

What about if you were born on a cusp? A cusp is that mysterious boundary between one Zodiac sign and the next. When the Sun, or any planet, changes signs, it shifts the energies from one to the other. If you were born on the cusp of two signs, you may feel like you embody characteristics of both, but the actual sign you were born under is your true, natural sign.

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The Planets This Week: February 19, 2018

February 19, 2018
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Aired Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: February 19, 2018

What do the planets have in store this week? The astro headline is the Sun moving in Pisces where it will be until March 20th. This show is dedicated to all you Pisces. This show will be all about your sign! Pisces is symbolized by the Fish, those two little creatures whose scales glint in the sun as they follow where the stream takes them. And just as that stream can symbolize the subconscious mind or the winding path of life itself, Pisces is like those fish, swimming along in the currents, taking what comes and throwing off rainbows as it goes.

A Mutable Water Sign, fanciful Pisces knows exactly how to go with the flow. This sign is perfectly happy following someone else’s lead, especially if it’s the lead of a trusted loved one. Pisces is a highly romantic sign, one that tunes in on an intuitive, almost psychic level to its friends and lovers, intuiting their emotional needs and doing what it can to meet them. This is the sign that brings home stray puppies because it can’t bear to see them left alone and hungry, which is a wonderful quality…but one that can get Pisces into trouble from time to time.

Ruled by Neptune, the planet of illusion, this sign thrives on fantasy and imagination, and easily slips into savior fantasies. Pisces can be a champion of lost causes, because its inherent idealism blinds it to the fact that some people and situations just can’t be saved. On the other hand, that love of fantasy can make for a very imaginative friend and lover (and some overwhelming lovemaking experiences!). And that desire to meet others’ needs makes for an incredibly caring, sensitive soul.

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The Planets This Week: February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018
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Aired Monday, 12 February 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: February 12, 2018

What do the planets have in store for this week? Well… the big news of the week, month and year is the Solar Eclipse in Aquarius on February 15th. This eclipse is part of a series of eclipses that started at the beginning of 2017. Two weeks after 2018’s first Lunar Eclipse in Leo comes the first Solar Eclipse at 27 degrees Aquarius. Considering that Solar Eclipses bring about radical change, the fact that this is in the sign of rebellion and progress amplifies the possibilities. Aquarius isn’t one for gradual change or for asking permission from superiors. Aquarius desires what’s good for everyone – whether they know it or not yet. With both the Sun and Moon in Aquarius, this Solar Eclipse may bring sudden, unexpected, and radical changes, particularly on a national or even global scale.

What can you expect from this Solar Eclipse? Nothing short of the unexpected. Chances are, most of the changes will be pleasant or at least neutral, but if you have planets or angles in the fixed signs, you may be profoundly affected in one way or another. Those who wish to maintain the establishment may have the worst of it, and those who thirst for change may feel as if this is jagged blessing from the universe.

Also, this week, communication planet Mercury moves into Pisces where it will be until March 5th. Our intuitive powers are strong, while our rational mind might be on hiatus. We’re in touch with the big picture and higher vision, but the details of daily life escape us. Miscommunications and misunderstandings are possible, as we lose focus and it becomes more difficult to tell the difference between dreams and reality.

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