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January 25, 2022

Scorpio Last Quarter Moon


Today marks the closing square of
the lunation cycle, we are between
the Past Full moon ( fulfillment) 1/17
and the future New Moon (new
beginnings) 2/1.
Is it time to move forward and take
action? Or is it time to refrain, resist
or release ?
Both questions can come to mind
with the square aspect of Sun
(Aquarius) and Moon (Scorpio)
The dark half of the moon cycle,
diminishing in light
is compatible with Scorpio energy,
they understand the territory, quiet
and observant. Self contained and
inwardly absorbed.

Steven Forrest in his Book of the Moon, describes the mood as “expectant, abstract, mysterious,
self contained, archetypal, spiritual,
principled, idealistic, introverted,
independent and visionary.”
The Scorpio Moon will have
numerous aspects flavoring it’s
mood, this morning trine Jupiter in
Pisces ~ can intuition meet
opportunity? The Moon opposition
to Uranus, square Saturn and
sextile Venus~ patience and
understanding is key, changes or
detours can be maneuvered or
endured with researching the map-
Scorpio Moon has detective energy.
Mercury Rx backs into Capricorn
making a practical trine to North
Node in Taurus and sextile South
node in Scorpio. Where can you
invite peacemaking and release
conflict? Mercury stations direct February 3rd, so we are still in process of reworking & upgrading those ( Saturn ruled) Aquarius & Capricorn areas in our charts.

Peace,

Laura

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January 24,2022

Keep your head up !

Today take responsibility of your
situation, whatever that may be.
Aquarius Sun & Saturn respond well
to decisions based on what’s
happening now. Mars ingress into
Capricorn, out of bounds can
accentuate that -take charge urge.
Empowering energy.
Mars is exalted and no nonsense in
Capricorn, may this help you tackle
tasks with energy.Venus still
Retrograde in Capricorn is slowing
down, finishing her 40 days cycle
on January 29~ remembering and
recognizing, what it is she really
values. Trine Uranus in Taurus, she
can feel bolts of enthusiasm, she’s
going through a metamorphosis
into a morning
star.

Reminder for folks in NorthEast we
have 54 days till spring & days are
getting longer~ We can use the last
bit of Mercury in Aquarius to
rethink the future and put new
ideas out to the world. Happy Monday.

Peace,

Laura

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Aquarius Season Jan 20-Feb19

Happy Birthday Aquarians ☀️
Jan 20-Feb 19th
We are getting close to Chinese
Lunar New Year of the Water Tiger
February 1,2022
The early am Moon in Virgo makes
quick trines to Venus Retrograde in
Capricorn and to Uranus direct now
in Taurus, I think back to July.
Remembering the beauty and color
of my garden and how I cherished
all the flowers I grew & sold. I dried
and made this Mandala on August
22nd Full Moon in Aquarius
conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius~
inspired memories. Mercury
Retrograde in Aquarius is revisiting ideas,
memories, messages related to
your Aquarian house, backing up to conjoin the Sun on January 23rd.

New thoughts or realizations could
upgrade our understanding this
weekend. Venus Retrograde in
Capricorn is slowing down and
will be at 11 ° for 2 weeks, she
stations direct January 29th.
During this time she stays in
close Trine aspect to Uranus in
Taurus. Venus is operating on a
practical level, considering what
is worth her time. In Capricorn
she values stability and
patience with connections.

Venus in close communication
with Uranus, acknowledges
changes or surprises connected
to our relationship, finances or
what we value. Thinking about
where we’ve been and how we
are moving forward can be an
inspiration today, we are beginning a New Chapter. ☀️

Peace,

Laura

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January 18, 2022

“Set peace of mind
as your highest
goal, and organize
your life around it.”


The Nodal Axis of the Moon
today starts a new chapter in
Taurus/Scorpio. For the last 18
months since May 5,2020
Gemini/Sagittarius Nodal Axis
has fluctuated back and forth
with information,
communication, and
broadcasting lots of ideas.What
do we believe vs. what others
believe? Many questions with
numerous answers, that is the
nature of Gemini and
Sagittarius. The student and the teacher.

What a learning
experience it has been A
Taurus/Scorpio relates to
growth and
transformation.

South Node Scorpio can assist in healing
by decreasing the intensity
levels when possible. The depth
of Scorpio is looking at the truth
and tapping into our faith.
Taurus North Node can assist by
increasing the grounded earth
energy, found in simple routines,
slowing down the pace to
encourage a sense of calm.
Choosing roads that support
our sense of serenity and
tranquility. Can we strive to
pacify those hurried areas that
we have needed to down shift
from? The highly cerebral
energy of Gemini/Sagittarius
Nodes are shifting today m G
The Capricorn Sun 28 ° is trine
the North Node Taurus and sextile
South Node Scorpio symbolizing a
positive new chapter opening
up this week.

Uranus the planet of awakening and
breakthrough in Taurus can
stimulate the senses from a stuck
place, moving slowly but surely into
the new chapter.

Peace ,

Laura

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January 17, 2022 Full Moon ♋️ Cancer

Cancer Full Moon
27 ° 50
6:49 PM EST
Cancer Moon opposite
Capricorn Sun conjunct Pluto.
Cancer and Capricorn are
learning how to balance the
need to care for ourselves
(Cancer/moon/emotions) and
the duty to care for others
(Capricorn /Saturn/boundaries)
The Full Moon is dignified in
Cancer, she accentuates the
need to express emotional
energy.
These Cardinal signs take
responsibility of meeting those
fundamental & emotional needs,
they take action. Pluto conjunct
Capricorn Sun -serious about
the renewal or modification of
energy, doing practical tasks,
taking care of personal business and empowering ourselves in a
way that is nurturing and
renewing. Take responsibility for your overall
health, mental, physical &
spiritual. When we take care
of ourselves first, we have a
stronger foundation to care for
others.
“When you are kind to others, it
not only changes you, it changes
the world” * found this quote on
a Kindness Rock!

Peace ,

Laura

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January 15,2022

Happy Birthday to Martin Luther
King Jr
January 15,1929
Atlanta, Georgia
Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius at
10 degrees currently is conjunct
Martin Luther King Jr natal
placement of Mercury direct
Aquarius 11 degrees in his 10th
House of Career. This is the most
visible area of the chart.
Communicating his ideas of
nonviolent activism in the civil
rights movement, which protested
racial discrimination was his
communication with humanity.
Aquarius symbolizes rebelling
against old traditional ideas and
sharing original thoughts and ideas
with groups, in his chart he shared
his mind & heart with the world.
“Darkness cannot drive out
darkness, only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate, only
love can do that.” MLK
Today as we embark on Mercury
Retrograde in Aquarius,
remembering how to think outside
of the box, outside of the norm. Y
Moon moves into Cancer later this
afternoon which Trines Jupiter in
Pisces.The moon is in her home
sign of Cancer, waxing gibbous
phase and out of bounds – this
gives an extra dose of emotion &
light to the conversation with
Jupiter in Pisces . Counting our
blessings, nurturing loved ones and
remembering the peaceful words of
Martin Luther King Jr.

☮️💟Peace

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11/17/21 Mars Scorpio ☍opposing Uranus Taurus / Moon Taurus conjunct Uranus

Balancing an opposition is like riding a wave,
Maneuvering the board vs an out of control wipe out.

Mars in Scorpio is focused and intense raw energy, opposing Uranus in Taurus calling for change in a ever -so-slow manner, to the point of frustration ~ be aware of pulls in one direction without consideration of the consequences in the other direction. This will create tension if we go to one extreme today. Our emotional values in Taurus are taking care of our needs – staying sturdy on the wave of choice. Uranus conjunct the Moon points to flexibility needed for the unexpected to stay on course. Which wave is worthy of our time & energy? ✨

Keep in mind we are building towards a Full Moon 🌕 Taurus / Lunar Eclipse ( Ruled by Venus) on Friday heightened energy focused on completion or new beginnings within relationships, finances & resources .

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Jupiter in Capricorn ♑️ Stations Direct ✨ 9/13

Look to areas in your life where you can expand, even if it is small. Use your resources to create opportunity right where you are. ✨Staying grounded is the key 🔑

Jupiter entered the sign of Capricorn, December 2, 2019. After being in it’s home sign of Sagittarius, where the strength of Jupiter was at its optimum. We may have experienced lots of growth & opportunities that felt like they were destined to be. I hope you said Yes! in 2019 and squeezed some of the gifts that optimistic Sagittarius ruled Jupiter could give. We were able to see a very big picture. We also may have bit off more than we could chew, but experience-wise it was an adventure to say the least! Fast forward to 2020 we are in a Capricorn Jupiter year ruled by Saturn. The influence of Saturn with the planet of opportunities ( Jupiter) is a more subdued growth, that we’ve needed to put extra work into. As we know, the energy this year has been the big challenge. Moving forward has had its roadblocks and shut downs but through the lens of Jupiter there is always hope and the faith to get where we are going. Jupiter has been accompanied by Pluto ( truth & transformation) and Saturn(structure & patience & obedience ) a very strong combination of planets communicating in the sign of Capricorn, an earth element trying to stabilize & build with these energies. May 15th we saw Jupiter station retrograde, as the planet does during its yearly transit through each sign. Retrogrades can have us look back on what we’ve learned or show us how to upgrade in the present~ what isn’t working & how to regroup~ it is a process. Jupiter is the experience. Growing pains this year, have been very challenging & staying grounded wasn’t an easy task, but with planning,faith, and breathing!!✨ we could move forward. A ‘stationing’planet is the space between retrograde and direct motion, it is a strong space of time,Jupiter has been at the 17th degree of Capricorn since August 24th, and will stay concentrated on that degree till October 1st. Those with Capricorn personal planets & any Cardinal signs that are around that degree, (Cancer, Aires, Libra) have felt it the strongest. Jupiter rules generosity and during this time, hopefully we have used our gifts to help & assist others. What comes around goes around energy. Jupiter in Capricorn if disciplined and committed, can create a step-by-step approach to realizing their goals.This is the blessing we have worked hard for. ✨

Schedule a reading and find out how the current sky is highlighting your natal birth chart ✨

Peace✨ Laura

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MARS IN AIRES ENERGY 🔥

June 27th Mars has just entered the fire sign of Aires, Mars is enlivened in this area. Mars represents our activity level, motivation and energy plug in. Mars spent a little over a month in Pisces, since May 13th, acting out of creative or emotional responses to our actions. We focused more on how things felt with Mars in Pisces, going with the flow of things, maybe unmotivated to push through to completion. Mars now entering a fire sign, the energy of our actions can take on more urgency. Mars in Aires is the warrior energy, quick,driven,courageous and decisive. On the shadow side it can be aggressive,impulsive and arrogant.Moving forward is the goal, if you have projects that were left undone or need to start a project now is the time to motivate and launch something. Mars in Aires will be direct June 27th to Sept.8th. Using the timeframe between June 27th -July 25th can help activate plans, organize projects & get a jump on something that requires active engagement to see it through. July 25th Mars in Aires enters its shadow, the slowing down to eventually retrograde on September 9th. Mars in Aires energy can start to feel stuck or ineffective, a frustrating time if you count on keeping the pace. This is a time to make peace with delays and manage our anger. Taking things one day at a time, and making decisions on the short term versus commitment to a master plan. Patience is key during Mars retrograde, as frustrating energy can arise through roadblocks & delays. November 13th Mars stations direct and the forward movement picks up steam again. Mars stays in the sign of Aires until January 7, 2021!

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GEMINI NEW MOON MAY 22,2020

“Just because a sea is calm doesn’t mean that you can believe in its stillness.”
― Anthony T. Hincks

Lately I’ve been watching survival stories, anything that involves a true adventure at sea with all its up’s and down’s and quick decisions, is the most satisfying. The challenging times we are in currently remind me of the ocean and its unpredictability. A sailor needs many tools and skills up her/his sleeve to move through the energy of the moment. In a storm, setting yourself up for the best possible situation is key. All the details that go into preparedness flood the mind…. what sails to use, safety precautions, food and drink near by to sustain your eminent battle with mother nature. The amount of faith you put in your boat and yourself, as you navigate through theses waters is a magical thing to experience. Gemini is an air sign ruling those winds of change, adaptability and dexterity. Looking forward into the new social norm brings a curiosity and heightened cleverness of how to connect and communicate. These are the gifts of Gemini.

The Sun has entered Gemini to shine its rays on Venus Retrograde, Mercury in Gemini, and the New Moon on May 22nd. Highlighting our communication and eventually connecting us through cautious phases during this Covid 19 pandemic. Venus Retrograde in Gemini (May13-June25) Venus is the planet of connection, love and what we value, during a retrograde cycle we can reflect on those themes and restructure what needs adjustment. Last time we experienced a Venus Retrograde in Gemini was 8 years ago in 2012…..think back to that summer and try to recall what happened in your life? Ask yourself how you may have changed and grown since then.

Venus retrogrades can feel like a time out, which may alienate those close to you, yet listening to your inner guide during this time is wise. Like a sailor holding the helm contemplating the wind speed or the flow of the swell, it is intuitive and internally felt. Mercury in Gemini is mentally alert and may help you communicate those feelings from a emotionally detached position, stated simply with facts. With that said, there is another piece to this astrological puzzle, Neptune in Pisces 20 degrees is in square aspect to both Venus & Mercury in Gemini at 20 degrees. Neptune in Pisces joining the conversation adds some confusion here, a touch of fantasy or a disappearance of clarity. On a higher note, Neptune calls in faith and can ramp up creative juices, remaining open minded (Mercury) can create many opportunities with resources (Venus) around you. This square aspect moves on and Neptune revisits Venus Direct in Gemini again on July 27th .

Friday May 22,2020 Gemini New Moon 02 degrees ~ New Moons are the start of a fresh lunation cycle. We are deep into the month of May, the darkest moon resets and starts its quest for fullness. On the cusp of Summer and adjusting to a new world that has experienced a major change of living day to day, we are asked to be flexible and conscious of how we affect those around us. Something to contemplate. Gemini energy thrives on information, adapting to what new horizons may bring. We may experience a restless sense of curiosity, calculating and managing the unknown. Set your intentions on this New Moon as it also favorably trines Saturn in Aquarius, a realistic yet innovative approach to your new reality is a great topic to ponder. Like a sailor on the sea, we need to adjust our sails as the winds dictate our course on moving forward.

Peace

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