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Mars Retrograde

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

2014 brought with it an unbroken string of personal planet retrogrades extending throughout the first half of the year. Retrogrades denote energy moving inward rather than outward. Back burner issues, people from the past magically show up in our lives. Mars will be retrograde from March 1 through May 19th. Here your task is to […]

Ellen’s Two Cents: June 26, 2012

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Now that both Saturn and Venus are essentially motionless in the sky, there is a feeling of watching and waiting. Given the frenetic activity we’ve experienced it is an opportunity to take a deep breath even though an inner tension warns us that the activity is about to get hot and heavy again. This morning, […]

Ellen’s Two Cents: June 5, 2012: Venus Transit Edition

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Lady Grace meets the 800 lb gorilla of the solar system today. Venus and Sun not only occupy the same degree of celestial longitude, but we have a rare occurrence that astronomers call “the Venus transit,” where the two planets are aligned so precisely that Venus actually appears to march in front of the Sun. […]

Ellen’s Two Cents: June 4, 2012

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Today’s big news in an astrologically packed month is the full moon eclipse at 7:12 am Eastern at 14 Sagittarius/Gemini. All full moon eclipses are times of release and this one is no exception. Being in the information and wisdom seeking signs of Gemini and Sagittarius this one asks you to look at the mental […]

Ellen’s Two Cents: May 15, 2012

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The day is best spent on routine tasks since the moon is void during the duration of the workday. Void moons are excellent times for listening to your inner wisdom which is particularly fertile, full of creative thoughts. This is particularly true for a Pisces moon which is already directed inward. Venus, which has been […]

Turning Around and Moving On

Friday, April 13th, 2012

What has been stalled since, say, this past January? How have you been stuck?Are you waiting for a decision? An answer? Mars, which has been retrograde since January 23rd is motionless in the sky, about to turn direct. When retrograde planets turn around, there is a release of energy. Projects and situations that had stalled, […]

Gemini Sparks Fly

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

The Moon is rapidly approaching to the longitude of the Sun. At 5:09 pm Eastern, they will be so tightly aligned that the Moon’s shadow will block a portion of the Sun’s surface if you are standing on the right corner of the Earth. Such an alignment is called a solar eclipse. Astrologers have long […]

Pluto Turns…

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Astrology is literal. When a planet pivots and changes direction it literally marks a turning point. Today Pluto literally changes direction as it begins it five month retrograde journey (it turns direct in mid-September). Unlike rapidly moving planets like Mercury, a Pluto station, that point when it appears to slow down and stop before reversing […]

It’s Not Heavy; It’s Saturn

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Saturn is virtually motionless in the sky right now, getting ready to station at 17 degrees 14 minutes of Libra in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. If you have planets or sensitive points at or near 17 degrees of any of the cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, then the load on your […]

Take Advantage of Today’s Opportunity to Clean House

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

One of the great benefits of astrology is you can look ahead to see what energies will be in play and then use them to advance your objectives and goals. Today there is a grand trine in the Earth signs. Sun in Virgo is trine Pluto in Capricorn and both are trined by the Moon. […]

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