O Stars Above: Gemini New Moon

Read It In The News - Feel it in the Stars

Alan Shepard, Project Mercury.

Alan Shepard, Project Mercury.

Want to know what's happening astrologically? Watch the headlines. We are the shakers and movers that translate celestial energy into reportable actions. Headlines at the full moon of May 10 directly related to Scorpio: FBI director fired, Hanford's plutonium waste exposed, and earthquakes shook us awake.

Astrology led the way as the first science when humans noted a cause and effect relation between movements of the vast sky and the antics of the village people. Without a doubt, the first person to add those two events together was a Gemini, whose New Moon (May 25, 12:44 pm PST) activates our need, nay, our craving, for curiosity, diversity and relationship.

Gemini systems fire on all cylinders driving us to rock 'n roll in life with the vigor of hyperactive teenagers. The new moon's monthly meet-up is bound to be as riff with innovative ideas and interrupted sentences as a monologue by Robin Williams!

Ultimately, Gemini's write headlines. They perceive, talk, listen, teach, coach, interview, negotiate, broker, write, relate and stimulate people to break out of their restricted points of view so we can learn from each other and live together. They seek out the fringes, crossroads, market places and oddities to make us whole and appreciate the differences among us.

Gemini's inquisitiveness takes them far - even into space. NASA chose Gemini's ruling planet's name for the first manned missions, Project Mercury, and followed up with Project Gemini which shot astronauts to the moon and back.

This moon, conversing with the asteroid goddesses, asks us to listen and receive instructions before we sling-shot into action. Conscious sacrifices, making amends or granting forgiveness may balance societal and personal needs while our Gemini president's overactive nervous system tweets away.

As always, free will let's us choose how to use universal urgings. Conscious or not, Gemini's energy moves through us into the headlines.

Horoscope May 25 to June 9

Gemini, with Mars in chatterbox mode, a whole lot of talking is going on. Using heartfelt words to mend bridges and heal hurts is your super-power! People find your curiosity charming and want to hear what you have to say. Speak up on your own behalf.

Cancer, brain chatter drains your body, so piddle away at something needing minimal attention so you can rest. Let your most grounded and loving friends carry you. Allw a soulful healing comes to you. Rest more, be gentle and flow.

Leo, this is a big month to align your agenda with your broad based networks. Use personal appearances and contacts to accomplish your goals. Get in front of as many people as possible and don't squander opportunities chattering mindlessly. Talk on purpose.

Virgo, put forward moving Mercury to good use by giving it real world jobs to do. Many balls are in the air - you must delegate - but guess what? No one does it the way you do, so take time to give good instructions. You LOVE managing a great project!

Libra, you know everyone has a proper place and you are determined to find yours and help others find theirs. Articulating new beliefs is the job at hand based on your foundation of wisdom. You MUST be you in all relationships! Now is the time to quite hedging your bets.

Scorpio, your own moodiness can keep you stuck but wise counselors, consultants and elders talk you through it. You need a personal board of directors because change is afoot! The only way to look in charge is lead the parade. Get out front and show your style.

Sagittarius, ease up on your imperfections. Yes, they're there and your job is to heal them but, we all have them and can't see yours for looking at our own. Talking less and saying more in the relationships nearest your heart revives your partnerships.

Capricorn, can you say lifestyle changes? Reading and talking about it doesn't get the job done. You must DO IT! Pick one that feels right and stick with it. This is about your health. You have to have a body to play the game of life. Think of it as applied management – applied to you!

Aquarius, you need two things right now. Be yourself and have enough playmates to make life fun. Party, play and recreate on purpose – travel for educational, cocktail parties for charities, coaching for community involvement. Share your weird self!

Pisces, on one hand you want to retreat home. On the other, you want stimulation. Have a party full of like- and diverse-minded people. Then hang-out, listen, absorb and re-energize. Invite the most interesting people you know and ask them to bring their friends. Many channels are opening.

Aries, loving yourself is not half the work, it's the whole enchilada. You've been under renovations to become irrevocably, irrepresible you. Drop those who don't get the new you and hang with those who love the way you are. Invest energy close to home: neighborhood, siblings family.

Taurus, make a list and go after what you revel in because more is coming your way. Be your most calm, engaging and charming self - you know, honey, not vinegar and all that jazz. It's a great time for a physical make-over so your outside style matches the updated inner you.


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.


Stars Over Kitsap: New Moon in Libra

The Dancers in the Mirror

                                      American Ballet Theater

                                      American Ballet Theater

If you've been shopping lately, you know it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But before we share the season of 'Peace on Earth', Libra sponsors a season where we can put our relationship with ourselves in order so we can dance a merry-dance on down the road.

Mercury finished his retrograde whirl returning with fresh insights on how we dance the dance of love. Dancing often takes place in a room with a mirror. Use the mirror and notice you both. Do you like what you see reflected there? Or are you disappointed that they see you 'this' way? Or that you see them 'that' way? The mirror reveals partners but, beware, there's tricky footwork here, and you can only manage your own feet.

The new moon (Monday, October 12, 5:05 PM) in Libra, the relationship expert, is a private affair. So take a deep breathe, and tell the truth. Do you love yourself? Really, truly, deeply? Can you bring compassion to those tender spots you work so hard to hide? You know the ones of hurt or shame we hope someone, someday will come along and love enough so those pains no longer hurt. Remember 'co-dependency' is not a happy dance.

Recently a friend told a story on herself. “I love people so much it hurts, but I don't love me.” Her illusion of a fairytale about her endlessly giving heart popped in her moment of truth and put her feet on a new path, one where she can take steps to love herself - so she can love others. Yep, get your footwork together and you can dance with anyone!

When we learn love's true lesson, we give love without thinking, and receive it, too. When relationships flow, we move together, being the love we are, receiving the love we want. Dancing becomes a love-fest, and we have a shot at 'Peace on Earth.'

Horoscope from October 12 – 27

Libra, you shine like a new penny after two years (!) of lessons about being yourself fully in relationships. Venus, the goddess of love, moves you to graceful, heart-felt acts toward true partners who's actions toward you feel good, too. Their actions don't feel good? Cut the cord. Bye-bye!

Scorpio, after intense networking, leave time for driftin' and dreamin' as you review last year. Look at it. put it in place and let it go. If you can't get enough autonomy at work, think about free-lancing or a job with less supervision. That's where networking and a few good friends come in.

Sagittarius, are you respected - or flip? If respected, positions for your leadership skills can pop-up. More responsibility demands more work. Growing up takes work, too, at any age, Now is the time to lean-in. Work on grounding dreams and learning new skills. You are building your future.

Capricorn, friends in high places open doors so reach out. Surely you've noticed that as hard as you work, there is magic afoot. Welcome the unseen world where aloneness could be 'all-one-ness.' You can trust the vastness of life and put down the burden. But first, you must ask.

Aquarius, practice being a steadfast friend because community includes you, too, you big doofus! Broadening your worldview and the meaning of life expands your pick of companions.

Spread ideas through writing, teaching or talking and find like-minded companions for more fun!

Pisces, the veils between the worlds are always thin for you. Life and death catches your attention, but don't get lost or give your power to anything on either side of the veil. Transform, heal and let the cycle renew. If it's too heavy, or too fuzzy, rely on your closest loved ones for balance.

Aries, arguments on the job, or prestige-seeking without putting in the work doesn't work! Details count more than ever so hunker down. Partners are not merely there to support your whims. Learning to work, and love, with others is a life lesson for you. Just be you and do your share.

Taurus, working well with others is guaranteed and moves work into fast-forward. Throw in focused, detailed creativity and this month could set you apart with an A+. Don't get too crazy on the after hours scene where you could lose track of reality and call it romance. It may be, but go slow.

Geminis just wanna have fun. Gather friends and party! Art walks, jazz festivals, be seen with the beautiful people. Details at home pile up and the to-do-list gets longer so enjoy your escape time and play. Pay attention, though. Mercury may have re-arranged your friends into different line up.

Cancer, it hardly gets better than friends, family and home. You could pay back all your social obligations this month alone and it will seem like play. The eccentric at work could be a problem but send him home early - or leave early yourself, run errands and go cozy around the hearth.

Leo, what happened? You're alone for the first time in a year, and what a year it's been. Jupiter and Venus moved to work detail in Virgo-land. Sort out financial details, take some classes, write a journal – and land last year's experience so you can use it as you move ahead. Good job!

Virgo, a party is happening in your personality. It looks like a case of Sybil, with parts of your psyche emerging for all to see - including you. Who knew! Claim yourself - your skills, talents, money, friends, and connections. Only equal partners who can keep up need apply. Wow!

Stars Above Kitsap: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse - Libra

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse - First of Tetrad

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse - First of Tetrad

You Tarzan. Me Jane.

Rhett has Scarlett. The Lone Ranger travels with Tonto. Beauty tames the Beast. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton acted out their passion for all the world to see. Sonny and Cher said it all in “The beat goes one.” It's the eternal dance between men and women. Active and receptive. Outer and inner. Aries and Libra.

Any ballerina will tell you the work that goes into achieving the moment of balance on a toe shoe. She makes it look easy, but for all the focus, the balance point lasts a mere moment, as she passes through it, and begins her fall to earth. If you've managed any balance in any area of your life, you know the blood, sweat and tears required!

Aries' and Libras' Equinoxes begin with on perfectly balanced point. Monthly full moons bring another balance between the male sun, and the feminine moon. One single moment in the month we attempt the still-point, and go a little luna-tic with full moon madness. Or is that excitement at having achieved the balance for even one brief moment?

Throw in a Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon (Sept. 27 at 7:50 PM) and a Super Moon to boot (26,000 miles closer to earth than usual) and the idea of a balance point gets even more of a boost. As if those aren't enough indicators, Mercury, the communication god, retrograde in Libra, demands we rethink, revise and review our relationships. Clue: the ones that don't work this month, probably just don't work!

How is the harmony between your inner life and the world? How balanced are you between initiating action and receiving it? Do you give too much or take too much concerning your spouse and closest friends? Do your partnerships match with your values and purpose in life?

This is the moment when we focus on balance and relationships, inner and outer. Then it is back to Mickey and Minnie, Bella and Edward. You Tarzan. Me Jane.

HOROSCOPES Sept 26 – Oct 12

Dear Libra, we see your beauty, but the stress and strain of an eternal focus on balance weighs heavy. Cosmic advice is to give from your heart and pass on social nicety, give up giving too much! Review what others bring to you. Are they doing their part? No? Prune, for beauty's sake.

Scorpio, balance practical and ethereal needs. Let spirit guide you which means a little quiet, meditative time is in order. Let the answers come to you. Networking opportunities abound. Pursue the ones you want and let others fall like autumn leaves. Take your moment on the stage and bow!

Sagittarius, groups need your creative view but not to carry out your mission. Pragmatic, practical visions and serious, get-down-to-business actions are the way. You carry authority but must work for the respect. Blunt opinions ignoring feelings have a boomerang effect. Tape this to your wall.

Capricorn, yes, life is political-every time you act or speak. Do so wisely. Work is your be-all but even you, dear Goat, need family and nest. Don't take too much at home and give too much at work. After the last five years, surely you can trust the unseen world to hold and support you.

Aquarius, balance broad philosophy and personal opinions - which could be edgy as you rein in too many groups, people, ideas. Ground thoughts with pencil in hand. Idealism, the right group and steady friends are the ticket. Deep intimacy wants you out of your head and into the... You get it!

Pisces, you are worth it, and emotionally need support for who you are and how you do it. Do NOT give away your power even to a soul-mate. Meditate on the Pope or the Dalai Lama. They too work in the spiritual world but you wouldn't call them woo-woo or powerless. Let it work through you.

Aries, do you feel whiny about not getting 'enough?' That's a clue to balance give-and-take - not to gallop off into the sunset. New image: soldiers helping after Katrina or Haiti – not an aggressive stance but one that takes courage. Like tackling the pile of details at work! Get busy!

Taurus, pleeazzee, take it down a notch. Sit, stay, be quiet. Listen to your body. Even your steadfast little bull can only take so much. The new Venus cycle is about play and fun around home and family. You don't have to be the river boat gambler or Don Juan - just chill.

Gemini, network but pick fun groups who love your dynamic mind. Close friends bright enough to keep up with you add spice to movies, lectures, conferences and other venues with diverse food for the mind. At home, details. Be out with focused purpose looking for new horizons.

Cancer, go home, little Crab, re-center. Puttering time helps you feel the beat of the masses, which move like the tide, day in and out, subtle shifts and changes. What are they responding to, what's the next 'thing?' You arrive back at work with important information for the team. This is your forte.

Leo, daily errands, clerks, bros and sisters, talking, chatting, disseminating info, teaching, public appearances, publishing...it's a rush! Personal appearance counts - can't show up dressed like a fairy if you have Lady Macbeth ambitions. Use your radiance with purpose and shine!

Virgo, what's yours, what's mine, what is ours together? You have charisma and energy so don't bowl your financial/emotional partner over on your way to executing the plan. Some sit and stay quiet time lets you receive instructions for proceeding with grace without giving power away.