O Stars Above: Capricorn New Moon

Jump Start Projects and Build Momentum

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All astrological signs offer something to everyone. Why? Because everyone has every sign somewhere in their chart. It's a circle of life and no one gets to sit out a round. This month ushers in Capricorn, the CEO of our lives, who's empowered when committed to worth-while projects demanding focus and concentration. They are master builders using self-discipline, patience, and management skills to accomplish solid results. In other words, Capricorn activates our adult.

The most critical decision comes in choosing what path to invest time and energy in. The wrong one turns our Great Work into an endless chore fraught with greed, ambition, and authority issues. Cynicism, depression, and workaholism squeeze joy out as shown by Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.” His weak response to the heart of Capricorn was no less than steps in the direction of death on a cold and lonely path.

Venus who's been traveling with the full (January 1) and new moon (January 16 at 6:17 pm PST) counsels us to commit to work we love whole-heartedly so our work nourishes us. Saturn and Pluto are nurtured by huge cultural and societal projects – like the Golden Gate Bridge, the shot to the moon, the restructuring of society. These are projects no one person can accomplish alone, but as a society we can. Some of us are nurtured building homes and families, small businesses and communities. It's a different legacy that takes time and commitment, too.

Our adult urges are on steroids with Saturn back home after thirty years, and six planets in Capricorn. With all planets in forward motion until March 8 - an exceptionally long period – there's a crazy amount of energy available for jump starting projects and building momentum.

What nourishes you, inspires you to accomplish, to make a contribution, to demonstrate excellence? And what chunk of it can you accomplish over the next three years - starting now?

If you know, well, take that castle in the air and build a foundation under it!

Horoscopes January 16 – 31

Capricorn, Happy Birthday! Six planets in your sign bring the wind beneath your wings AND at your back. Make a decision, a plan and act. Be sure your heart is in it because you are naturally responsible and responsibility is heavy, man. Dare do it your way. Steady as she goes, with heart.

Aquarius, six planets off-stage need quiet, slack time to work for you. Cycles are ending and beginning. Your inner world speaks in symbol, fragments of songs, dream images, it's foggy and mysterious. Use imagination and unfocused intuition. Thinking doesn't work.

Pisces, groups of friends with humanitarian missions have a powerhouse of help now. Get in there and make things happen. You may rub elbows with power players without even know it, so just be yourself and follow up with those who feel like kindred spirits.

Aries, wow! Six planets in your work arena where they belong. After seven years of breaking free to be you, take it to work and show them the dynamic, responsible and inspired leader you are. Try to catch the subtle subtext of the power players. Imagine, subtlety, another kind of power.

Taurus, stretch your borders and be, uh, flexible, so the energy heading right your way doesn't knock you off your feet, just out of your rut. Long-term energies are lining up. Take a long bath and visualize where you want to be in three years. No rush.

Gemini, there's a struggle to let the past go and push into the re-birth canal. Much of it is intuitive and involves trusting others. The energy isn't direct so you must go to it consciously with less logic and more feeling. But it isn't woo-woo. You don't know where you are going, but take steps.

Cancer, how you feel about partners, close friends, and co-operation is shifting. You don't do it like you did and you won't do it like you are now in the future. Do you need new eyes to reflect the changes in you? Your shift is shifting them, too. Stay with the steady ones.

Leo, efficient routines get the most out of the work and service you do, your daily health habits and how you work toward personal growth. You're used to the spotlight, but this is where the curtain drops and you do the detailed work of making magic happen. You need privacy.

Virgo, planets are mainlining creative inspiration to you. Surrender and you could A) have more fun and B) surprise yourself at how much creativity you've got. Structure play into your routine - a line item on the to-do list. Play is serious business for you. Oh, heck, just go network!

Libra, your classy style comes from secure foundations. There's renovation going on at home, psychologically speaking, and maybe a remodel, too. Design your home so it supports you. Make it a retreat and a place to invite others in. Be your best friend.

Scorpio, much of your energy is a performance keeping others from seeing the real you. Well, we see you - so give it up and take dynamic steps to just be you, already. New skills around language help navigate daily life. Take courage and show up. Only expand where you want to go.

Sagittarius, after Saturn's three-year training getting you grounded, you're integrating what it means to be steady and reliable. Do you have more money due to those lessons? How does that mesh with your sense of self, values and self-esteem? Next lesson: contemplative listening. Shhh!







O Stars Above: Aries Full Moon

Relationships and a Lightening Bolt of Surprise


Managing ourselves can be a full time job these days, right?! Well, here comes the Aries' full moon (Oct 5 at 11:40 a.m. PDT) offering reality checks on just how well we are doing – in relationship to our relationships. Full moons bring to light what we can't see and this one comes with feedback from our near and dear. Pointing out the errors of our ways may come with a polite smile from the Sun and Mercury in diplomatic Libra, but don't blow it off.

Aries, the sign of 'me' and Libra, the sign of 'we,' are at opposite ends of one line. If either gets too far out on its end, compromises are hard to come by. So pay attention to where you stand, what you hear and what results you want.

Spicy, Uranus in fiery Aries teaches us a lesson in finding courage to break past our barriers of playing small. But, as we learn new lessons, perhaps, we overstated our positions. Uranus' gifts often come out of the blue - like a lightening bolt.

Giving Uranus extra juice, expansive Jupiter wraps up a year in Libra. He's opened doors to us of more social interactions and networks which means we have new choices of who to hang with and who to cut since a year ago. The combination of Uranus and Jupiter with the full moon could end up resembling a game of musical chairs.

Questions to ask under the light of this moon: have I overstated my case, and been too pushy about my point of view? Have I forgotten that others, like my dear best friends and dearest spouse, have view points too? Or do I have friends so busy espousing their opinions that they don't realize they are about to be voted off my island?

Handled with Libran diplomacy, a new balance could be found. Or like Jupiter shifting to Scorpio (October 10), we could wave good-bye and move on.

Horoscopes for October 5-19

Libra, you're having your moment in the spotlight but, alas, must focus on your sweetie, too. Story of your life, but a behind-the-scenes waltz with Mars and Venus is so romantic!Squeeze the last bit of fabulous connections out of Jupiter in Libra - walk through newly opened doors.

Scorpio, get out and mingle just for the fun of it because you are in the flow. You can feel an electrical charge building but things are not ready for prime time. Shore up work in practical ways, review work details, budgets, timelines. Keep your head in case of surprises.

Sagittarius, autumn brings many harvests thanks to two years of hard work. Business friends and fun could find a way to mingle and give you a breather but don't go wild and crazy – it's still business. A guardian angel comes into play.

Capricorn, work successes and allies are active, but unexpected excitement at home demands attention. Work may encounter delays but don't push it. Let things work out on their own. Delay may actually bring you more power so don't be your own worse enemy, at work or home.

Aquarius, fly your latest, greatest idea by close, old friends. Then listen closely to what they say. A dream is becoming clearer and doors may be opening but, this is not a “build it and they will come” time. Make a pragmatic plan. Get real and go slow. This is your upcoming trend.

Pisces, it's time to know your own worth and align with business partners who share your values. Don't sell yourself out by either over- or under-estimating your worth. Close relationships are your guardian angels so listen to them. Work behind closed door for the big reveal to come.

Aries, take a bow, it's your moon. If you feel a little vulnerable, don't get all chest out and pushy. Lead with your dearest wishes and maybe, even show your heart. Your spouse has your back and good words to use. Get in step with work routines and colleagues.

Taurus, take a few days off before the full moon. Your inner world is tangled up with the Collective Mind and it's busy and loud in there. A little R & R gives you time to tend to inner business and could lead to a sensual dance. Tango, anyone?

Gemini, friends may need more attention than you can give them, because baby, girls just wanna have fun. Somehow your sense of humor and the right words settle the mob down and lightens things up. Seriously, you have a silver tongue. What other problems could you solve now?

Cancer, that moon spotlights you at work and you are delegating like the executive-minded force you are. Home, too, needs diplomatic words and your tender touch to smooth the brow of dear ones. Warning: The spouse may be especially sensitive!

Leo, neighbors, siblings, barista and hairdresser could use your diplomatic skills. The moon calls you to take the highest view possible of how individualistic people can be. If they're stressing you out, take a time out. Let your roots sink deep and dreams fly high.

Virgo, you are dancing through life with a bit of flow and balance, and give and take working for you. Let people hand you on to the next perfect person to open even more doors. Be your own best friend and value yourself like you do your BFFs. If you must, organize your finances.

O Stars Above: Leo New Moon

Leo's Heroic Quest: Re-igniting Our Courageous Hearts

The messy cosmic weather promised for the full moon of July 8 appeared in a sniper on a sailboat holding boaters, businesses and homes at bay in Bainbridge Island's Eagle Harbor. The sniper, whose activities began within minutes of the full moon, did not live to tell his tale, but his actions will fuel future stories of those who endured a frightful few hours.

Cosmic action unfolds like a matinee's serial adventure. Mars, co-starring with the last few moons, remains on stage ramping up adventures. With planets partying in playful and courageous Leo, we may rearrange our lives so we remember to delight in life and ourselves.

Leo's new moon (July 23 at 2:45 a.m. PDT) ruled by the Sun itself, focuses on our vitality and willingness to be seen. We must re-commit to what brings energy and lightness to our hearts where it is natural to express warmth and generosity of spirit.

Two new moons instead of the usual one add weight to Leo's urges. Additionally, a lunar (Aug 7) and solar (Aug 21) eclipse are on the horizon interrupting the Sun and Moon's normal light and function. The switch up shows us where our inner Leo lives in the light of awareness and the dark of denial – and reminds us of the cost of denial.

Leo's shadow shows up in bullying, pompousity and constant demands for attention. The perpetrator remains oblivious while observers cringe at his obvious ineptitude. Perhaps the pain and disappointment on our national stage acts as a cautionary tale reminding us of how we look when we fail to clean up our petty dramas.

Only we know where our hearts are broken and what we must do to mend them. Therein, lies the heroic quest of Leo. When we undertake this task, we return to the innocence of the true Leo, a Golden Child with a courageous heart and on fire with life.

Horoscopes July 23 – August 7

Leo, at center stage, spotlights show every flaw. Few dare stand there but amp-ed up courage lets you look deeper at your reflection in your audience's eyes and shadows. You know the work and integrity it takes to live your life with your heart open. Polish your image!

Virgo, give your to-do list away. The collective unconscious beams powerful messages to you in quiet times. They fuel your coming year. Some point to unfinished business and some you receive for the group. You can't 'think' this through. Peace. Be still...and charitable.

Libra, until autumn, opportunities abound. The best partnership work happens when you speak your truth. Stand in your heart and tell yourself what you really, really want. You know people who know people. Let them help you find your balance.

Scorpio, the sun shines on you at work thanks to your creativity. Take a bow and let this infusion of energy inspire you. Are you surprised to be so appreciated? Does it stir up longing for more? Radiance and shadow. Watch and learn, Grasshopper, about yourself.

Sagittarius, expand your horizon through fun, daring and discovery. Many are pulling for you. Don't step off the ledge until your squirrel suit is zipped tight but the winds can carry you far if you've prepared over the last two years. High flying, Rocky, and happy landing.

Capricorn, oh, lordy, will this transformation process never end? Digging too deep and tearing open old wounds could smack of hubris. Use your creativity to dig yourself out of a downer and find the hidden warmth and gold of your heart. Friends lighten your load.

Aquarius, the world will survive just fine if you take your dearest heart out to play. A date, a romance: hold hands, revisit the old haunts, stir the magic and fun of the two of you. Some months are about humanitarian visions. This one is about the two of you.

Pisces, among your colleagues, you are quite a star in small day-to-day ways. Creativity doesn't have to be 'art.' It can be how you put it together each shining piece of your life. Like making work fun, competitive and exciting for the whole group. Yep, they think you're fun!

Aries, wherever you go, you bring the party, and kids love you because you pay attention to them, play with them, and take them (and you) on grand adventures! This is the lesson you are relearning – life has to be fun and a little risky! No taking yourself seriously.

Taurus, diversify your resources by investing time with your family. Shine the light of your attention on them. Bring all of your radiance through the door to them at the end of the work day. Courage to live from your heart - at home - is the ultimate asset.

Gemini, get out, be seen and expand your neighborhood. Open your eyes to what you don't see daily just outside your door. People have their hearts open to you. Hang out, chat, feel the goodness of being alive. Daily life, little routines, you love this stuff! Don't miss it.

Cancer, do not waste any time, energy, or your brilliance on what you don't value – or with those who don't value you! You are a powerful force even when you can't see it. Can a lighthouse see its own light? No! But it shines it far and wide for the benefit of many. We flock at your feet.










O Stars Above: Solar Eclipse - Pisces New Moon

A Tide Change

New moons represent initiation phases and a time to plant seeds for future harvest. Eclipses emphasis the moon's meaning. This Sunday's Pisces new moon eclipse (February 26 at 6: 58 am PST) comes with a twist. It is the last of a two-year series in Virgo and Pisces. Thus, it is a beginning and an end, a tide change.

Astrological processes use the symbols of planets circling the sun through starry constellations. We go around and around, season to season, year in and year out, day to night, and night to day, again and again. Astronomy shows that we are not orbiting the sun in a flat plane but in a spiral, and so hopefully, in astrological terms, each cycle offers a higher perspective of what it means to be a human, or a society, or even a civilization alive on one small planet for a short period of time.

Each sign outlines a lesson plan full of growth and regressions. From Aries through Scorpio, we focus on individual development and actions, but the last four signs, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, shift to societal views and how we fit into the whole. If we haven't fully internalized the first eight signs, we find ourselves ill-equipped for the final four.

In Virgo/Pisces, the eclipses turned our attention to how our personal, earthly habits fit into an eternal view. We hold these two extremes within our small bodies. Do we ignore one at the expense of the other? Virgo represents the individual seed, Pisces the endless ocean: Virgo, doing, Pisces, being. How do we stretch ourselves between today and eternity? After these lessons of the last two years, where do you find yourself today? What seeds of endless love and compassion are you planting for tomorrow - in your personal life and society?

Horoscopes February 27 to March 12

Pisces, if your life was a poem, what would the image be? You stand at the gate between your inner world and out...there. Pieces you were missing have come home to your heart giving your feet a solid place to stand where you can create your vision and transfer it to the outer. Halljeluha!

Aries, your dream world may be inundated with images and symbols even as you are ramming the gates of what you desire, love and will no longer deny. Pay attention for inner direction and expect sudden, unexpected change. Do not hurt yourself or others but focus on balance with true partners.

Taurus, you may look calm and collected but your cauldron is double, double toil and trouble. You can only plod along so long until an over-heated need bubbles up. Yours may have to do with wanting a love partner, someone (a work colleague?) who gets what a hot commodity you are!

Gemini, your Mercury joins a tribe in Pisces and suddenly, logic is out the window. Let it or it will be a rough ride while subconscious material bubbles up in public ways. Emotions, obsessive compulsive thoughts, living in two worlds at one time? It is the best of times. It is the worst of times.

Cancer, you could join a convent, or an ashram. At least, take a trip or a spa day. Emotions are awashin' you clean and fillin' your heart with hope. Don't take on too much for others. Pick your personal target and commit. Work is rambunctious, full of sturm und drang (egos). Stay true to you!

Leo, have you heard the expression “Give him enough rope to hang himself?” Be wary of doing yourself in as psychological material pops out like boils on your face where everyone can see. Even those you thought you could trust are acting crazy. Take a retreat - where no one knows you!

Virgo, radical forgiveness may be in store for yourself and dearly beloved one. Kindness and compassion go far towards making amends. Lists and agendas drop by the wayside. Meanwhile, tax or financial matters need action now. Don't give yourself up to hold on to friendships. Find better friends.

Libra, build kindness, compassion, imagination and intuition into your daily life. Otherwise, you feel fuzzy and unsure, you collect the unreliable, maybe even explosive. True partners and collaborators are your goal – people to see you through the next 12 years. Cherish yourself - outloud.

Scorpio, creativity, romance, FUN! Just go do it even if it makes no sense whatsoever! Revitalize your daily life. Get seriously active. Hang-glide, Zumba, rollerblade, shake it and move it before your nervous system explodes. This is a time to trust your intuition and risk the right action.

Sagittarius, you can be far thinking but at your root is not philosophy, dogma or adventure for adventure's sake. It is the great pearl of spiritual wisdom: compassion. It starts at home and if you can't feel it, look to your childhood. Your soul is undergoing a deep healing. Sit down and stare at the horizon.

Capricorn, transformation comes in chit-chat, bits and pieces, poems, images, songs, gossip, hints, mirrors, down-time. One small bit after another - a huge collage. Stand back to see the picture. It is not a five-year plan, another certification. It is the song of the collective – echoing in your heart.

Aquarius, without a baptism, utopian visions cater only to the few. This is the cleansing of your sense of self and your values. It is not fuzzy thinking – you are moving from head to heart. A fifteen-inch shift that can rock your world. Put your hand on your heart and feel it. Revolutionary!


O Stars Above: Pisces Full Moon Eclipse

Eclipse - A Drama or Comedy?

Quicksilver could be the code word for this full moon eclipse (Friday, Sept 16 at 12:05 pm PDT). Mercury, quicksilver in the elements, is a fast talker and happy to joust with Mars, Mr. Sword Play - quicksilver of another sort. We may find our mouths working faster than our good sense and surprised at the fast and furious reactions coming at us. (What? What did I say?)

Confusion ensues as the sweet Pisces moon, the wounded healer Chiron and the calm Sun in no- nonsense Virgo struggle toward a body and soul healing. The trigger point comes when too much pressure around getting the job done drains the joy out of nebulous longings for imagination and spirit.

This eclipse unfolds like a Shakespearean play that could be a drama - but may be a comedy. Still, with Mercury and Mars loose on stage, mixing it up and bumping into our hidden wounds, protective reactions can come out overstated, aggressive and personal.

No one escapes an eclipse so everyone needs a slow-down-strategy! Step outside for a smoke (even if you don't), count to ten, go to the restroom, Do whatever it takes to slow down snappy responses and error on the side of kindness.

Of course, this is far easier said than done so a forgiveness strategy could come in handy - whether applied to ourselves or the other. When we (or they) put our foot in it, phrases like “Did I say that out loud?”, “Oops!”, and “OMG, I can't believe I just said that!” followed by a belly laugh can launch a renewed camaraderie and way forward.

Sometimes all it takes to find a new path is a bump in the road or a hilarious misstep. However you get there, this eclipse bounces us out of our ruts and ultimately, your life changes elicit a round of applause.

Horoscopes September 16 – 30

Virgo, waking up to your own needs demands change and eclipses don't let you slide. Logic may be on your side but move gently. Healing is afoot and partners are tender. Clues may be held in threads you dropped nineteen years ago. You're at a crossroads and you get to choose.

Libra, this moons asks you to look over the past year and deal with what you haven't. You're ultra sensitive to others. Seek solitude and quiet as you integrate last year's journey. An uplifted faith in yourself makes you eager to expand horizons - one step at a time and gently, please.

Scorpio, you are sorting and filing friends. Who is in and who is out is based on a vision for your future. Friends with real support are required. Flex your self-worth and assert your independence. You are ready and capable so flow with the action ahead. You have angels on your wings.

Sagittarius, that sigh of relief is your ruling planet moving into a friendly sign. Compatible people open doors to future growth. If difficult patterns develop between you and yours, either at work or home, slow down. Let go of perfectionism, overwork and remember your people count.

Capricorn, work lightens up and shines a spotlight on you, so take a bow. Behind the scenes, you're working hard in ways you can't put our fingers on. People and communication are like a tsunami. It feels – exhausting. Extra rest, water, nature, music, and quiet balance you out.

Aquarius, wow - groups, psychological pressures, joint monies, and a nebulous sense of self-worth push you to get clearer about your inner workings. Are you going after money, venture capital, challenging a will, a huge loan? It's almost too much. Do what you can and ease up.

Pisces, looking at yourself through the eyes of your most important others is one lesson. The other is seeing their point of view, especially with a beneficial visitor in your house of business partners. Is your business plan together? Know what you want and what you want to give.

Aries, this eclipse packs a ton of potential when you remember your goal. Look at the overall picture and wait for more information before you get your sword out. You feel vulnerable and don't like it. Take a break and chant a mantra. Set positive habits in motion and re-ignite daily routines.

Taurus, what you want in relationship is pushing changes and you don't like change. While you just wanna have fun (maybe a love affair) there's pressure to be more intimate with your own patterns. Take it easy on self and others. Establish routines toward your heart's goals.

Gemini, pressure builds at work, home and with your closest friends and mate. Work doesn't satisfy like it did and you have new thoughts on home. Revisit your family and roots. Remember who you are at the foundation and make improvements from there. Talk therapy, anyone?

Cancer, communications, small projects and helpful connections abound. New ideas are poppin' as you talk, share, and listen to the folks you bump into in a normal day in your neighborhood. Tempers heat up trying to get too much done or incorporating too many ideas. Find the flow.

Leo, a check up on financial and security creeps into joint finances. Security increases as you get real about cash flow, life style costs, and you and your partner are on the same page. Fun money is the trigger point. Your core values include fun so budget for it! Time to raise your rates? Truth.