The Planets This Week: June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018
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Aired Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: June 18, 2018

The astro headline of the week is that we will be celebrating the Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere (and the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere). This coincides with the Sun moving into Cancer which means this show is dedicated to all you Crabs!

Under this influence many of us might long for deeper connections and a sense of belonging. Familiarity and security seem more important than meeting new people or exploring new places or ideas. The impulse now is to strengthen bonds with our partner, family and close friends.

The past may have a strong pull now, and we could find ourselves lost in nostalgia, flipping through photo albums or grandma’s old memorabilia. We might also be drawn to reconnect with people from our past, or to revisit our old haunts. Traditions are more attractive now, and we could even have a tendency to be a bit old-fashioned.

Also this week, nebulous Neptune turns retrograde until November 24th. Neptune is related to our creativity and spiritual life. It is often called the planet of illusion, because it rules all things illusory — the intangible, the ethereal, the abstract and elusive. When Neptune is retrograde, we’re more likely to be attentive to these areas of our life and give them voice. We may not present the efforts of your inspirations right away — that may wait till Neptune has gone direct — but we will cherish them all the more for waiting. Keep a dream journal, as dreams are likely to be vivid and meaningful during Neptune Retrograde, if we take the time to interpret them.

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The Planets This Month: June 2018

June 4, 2018
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Aired Monday, 4 June 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Month: June 2018

Following a rather heavy-going May, much of June’s planetary energy is light, creative and fun, so for many of us it’s a time to shake off the stress and to enjoy some of life’s pleasures instead. Gentle Venus kicks off proceedings on June 1st and 2nd with two lovely trines, first to Jupiter in Scorpio and then to Neptune in Pisces. This energy allows imagination to flow freely and brings a spiritual edge to everyday activity too. Venus switches to a darker mood on June 5th however, in opposition to Pluto – this is a day to be careful of dangerous liaisons, illicit love affairs and unhealthy obsessions.

Mid-June is a fun interlude with lots to offer for those who like to party. Mercury arrives in Cancer on June 12th, helping us to speak from the heart and to engage those around us with honesty and sincerity. The Gemini New Moon on June 13th is a flirtatious vibe, perfect for meeting new people, dating or attending special social events. On the same day, Venus sashays into Leo, sprinkling some showbiz glitter over affairs of the heart and reminding us all that it’s OK to be creative, generous and larger than life.

Neptune turns retrograde on June 18th, so this is a moment to watch out for fakery, scams and invasions of privacy. A combative air on June 21st comes courtesy of the Venus-Mars opposition, which stretches some relationships but adds spice to others. Once Mars turns retrograde on June 26th, however, there’s a pause in the energy. Instead of acting, think. It’s particularly important at this time to re-evaluate your approach to controversial or uncomfortable subjects. June does draw to a close on a more serious and sober note, given the Capricorn Full Moon on the 28th – but it will have been a fun ride for most of us along the way.

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The Planets This Week: May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018
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Aired Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: May 21, 2018

This show is dedicated to all you Geminis! The Sun moves into Gemini on May 20th where it will be until June 21st. During this time your social life is likely to get a big boost. You’ll be in the mood to connect and will have fun meeting fascinating people who open your mind to new ways of seeing the world. Your networking skills are in top form — make a point of getting out and talking about your dreams for the future!

Mental energy will be high, and your mind might be a bit scattered, but your insatiable curiosity could take you in all sorts of interesting directions. You might find yourself drawn to taking classes, surfing the internet, or reading a variety of magazines and books. There’s an urge to learn new things, but you might have a hard time settling your mind on one subject for too long. Without variety, you get easily bored.

People might accuse you of being fickle, as your mind and your moods shift from one moment to the next. Like the sign of the Twins, you could be of two minds about something, and struggle to commit to a decision. It’ll be easier than usual to see every situation from multiple points of view, making it hard to know where you stand!

You’ve got the gift of gab — this is an auspicious time for making your sales pitch and marketing your talents. Writing, editing, public speaking and teaching are also especially favorable now. You could also make great progress in improving communications with loved ones and in your work life.

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The Planets This Week: May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
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Aired Monday, 14 May 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: May 14, 2018

What a big week, astrologically speaking! The headline of the week, month and even year is that radical Uranus moves into stable Taurus where it will be for the next 7 years! Uranus in Taurus will shake up our ideas of money, property, and values, possibly transforming these things, whether we want it or not. While Uranus can certainly make 2018 feel as if a tidal wave hit it, it’s not all doom and gloom. The next few years will be a time to shake things up and to rattle the status quo.

Coinciding with Uranus moving into Taurus is warrior Mars moving into Aquarius. With the changing of signs, these two planets bring upheaval, instability and volatility. This energy will continue throughout the Northern Hemisphere’s summertime. We can expect a lot of fluctuation especially in the financial markets.

While Mars is in Aquarius, many of us may find ourselves asserting our independence and individuality. We will long to break free from other people’s expectations and we will want to experiment with expressing more of our authentic self, taking the risk of letting our eccentricities show. We’ll probably hate being told what to do, and if we have any authority issues, they’re likely to appear now and could even get us into hot water.

Also this week, communication planet Mercury moved into Taurus which means it will be important to think slowly and methodically. It’s not a time for fast paced trivia games and the like. Love planet Venus moves into Cancer at the end of the week so for the next few weeks it will be a time to take care of those we love. There’s also a New Moon in Taurus which means it’s a time for financial new beginnings.

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The Aspects and Elements

May 7, 2018
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Aired Monday, 7 May 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Aspects and Elements

There is so much more to astrology than Sun signs. It’s a complex ancient mathematical system that tracks the movements of the planets in their orbit around the sun. Astrologers divide the Zodiac signs into groupings that link signs together by specific characteristics, which makes it easier to learn the signs.

The four elements associated with the signs of the Zodiac break the signs down into the basic groupings of Fire, Earth, Air and Water. The natural world fits into these four classifications, whose basic characteristics — the heat of fire, the stability of earth, the changeability of air and the fluidity of water — can be applied to human nature. People with a lot of Fire in their charts (meaning, several planets in the Fire Signs of Aries, Leo or Sagittarius) tend to be hotheaded and warmhearted, for example, while people with lots of Earth such as Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn are usually practical and down-to-earth. The Air Signs of Gemini, Libra or Aquarius are cerebral and expressive while the Water Signs of Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces are emotional, intuitive and sometimes hard to fathom.

Besides the four elements, there are three qualities that influence the signs — Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. These qualities speak to a person’s general attitude and the way they tackle a project.

Aspects are an essential part of interpreting a birth chart because they describe the exact relationship between two or more planets — a physical relationship that’s specific down to the degree. An astrological chart is mapped out in a full circle of 360 degrees, and aspects occur when planets are zero degrees apart, thirty, sixty and so on.

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The Planets This Month: May 2018

April 30, 2018
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Aired Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Month: May 2018

Join astrologer, Kelli Fox, to find out how May’s planets will be affecting your sign. May’s big astrological news is the movement of Uranus, that most rebellious of planets, in Taurus, for a seven-year stint. On a global scale, we can expect to see tumultuous changes in our financial systems and perhaps in our weather systems too. Taurus rules the earth so an environmental catastrophe of some kind is not out of the question here, but any such event will prove to be a catalyst for good in the longer term. On a more personal level, each sign will feel the shock of change and upheaval in the area of life which Uranus now begins to transit: we would do well to remember that sometimes things must be torn down in order for something new to grow in its place.

Away from Uranus, May begins on a secretive and perhaps rather manipulative note for many, with two difficult squares on May 7th, between Mercury and Pluto and then between Venus and Neptune. The very next day, a difficult Sun-Jupiter opposition brings pride and ego into the mix, with potentially sudden consequences. Honesty is important at this time, and motives should be for the highest good.

Mid-month Uranus related rumblings are softened to some extent by the arrival of Venus in nurturing Cancer on May 19th, and by a very spiritual Jupiter-Neptune trine on May 25th. If we seek to solve our problems via love and compassion instead of via anger and force, possibilities will open up. May draws to a close with a positive and adventurous Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 29th; this is energy which helps us to think radically different thoughts and to be confident that things will work out OK.

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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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