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Friday, April 12, 2024

Chiron in Aries Continues to be a Major Player in the Astrological Landscape


There is no ignoring Chiron in Aries these days.  We had a Total Solar Eclipse in 19 degrees of Aries on April 8 that was exactly conjunct Chiron.  On that day I posted:

What is the big deal with Chiron?  In addition to being known as the Wounded Healer, Chiron was a wise centaur who was a mentor for others but was also wounded due to the fact that he was born half-man and half-horse.  His wound occurred because his mother abandoned him at birth. His initial wound was rejection, but Apollo adopted him and taught him prophecy and poetry. Apollo gave him the chance to integrate the gap between nature and spirit.  In order to experience a Chironic healing we must reconcile what is unacceptable or incompatible within ourselves.  The reconciliation becomes our unique advantage and greatest gift.  

Martin Lass wrote a brilliant book called Chiron Healing Body and Soul that I highly recommend.  He also has a very profound statement in the book: "The gift is in the wound."  The bottom line is that the wound is the key to something greater and the gift it holds.

I have a very prominent and active Chiron in my chart; it is in my 4th house in Capricorn and opposes my Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Cancer in my 10th house while squaring my Neptune in Libra in my 1st house.  It also sextiles my Sun and Venus in Scorpio in my 2nd house, so being a healer was definitely in the cards for me.

If you are interested in a Chiron-themed movie, I urge you to see The King's Speech, which was made in 2010 and won Oscars for Best Movie, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.  Colin Firth starred as Prince Albert who ascended to become King George VI when his brother abdicated, but his wound was his stammer.  His wife Elizabeth (who later became the Queen Mother) hired an Australian actor and speech therapist to help him overcome his stammer so that he could become King.  This was a time when public speaking, especially on the radio, was a crucial part of the job of a monarch.  As an astrologer, I found it supremely ironic that Colin Firth was actually undergoing his Chiron Return (which occurs for everyone around age 50) when he made the film.

How is Chiron in Aries still active?  On April 12, the Moon in Gemini is forming a supportive sextile to Chiron in 19 degrees of Aries.  This increases the potential for healing and growth by working through insecurities and past emotional wounds.  The sextile can actually attract people and opportunities that provide us with more security by putting our wounds into perspective.  That Gemini Moon is also sextiling Mercury in Aries which can help us communicate our feelings and needs.

On April 15, we have two more Chiron aspects.  The Moon in Cancer squares Chiron in 19 degrees of Aries, and this can play out as a compulsion to deal with those insecurities and wounds in new ways.  Squares are challenging aspects and we are being asked to stretch out of our comfort zone. Our intuition and desire for security are in conflict with current circumstances and we can be experiencing restless nagging feelings that something needs to be settled.

Retrograde Mercury is conjunct Chiron in 19 degrees of Aries on April 15 as well. This represents an opportunity to take a look at our wounds. Mercury conjunct Chiron means that words, thoughts and memories will trigger our old wounds and hurts.  We get to acknowledge our primal wound of inadequacy.  We could find ourselves remembering hurtful things said to us by parents, siblings, teachers or peers.  And we can't forget that since Mercury is retrograde, the past will be dredged up.  That is one of the functions of Mercury retrograde, forcing us to review the past.

Where does 19 degrees of Aries fall in your chart?  This is where the action and hopefully the healing will occur in the coming week.  After that, we have the Sun entering Taurus on April 19, a Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Taurus on the 20th and a Full Moon in Scorpio on April 23.  More to come on these events in next week's post.

If you are curious as to how all of this planetary action is affecting you, please consider getting an astrological consultation with me. I even offer a Chiron Report that provides insight into your personal wound. Check out my menu of services at:

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/services-offered.html

I am also offering private astrology lessons by telephone or video, such as FaceTime, Skype or Zoom.  Please feel free to contact me at lindasim54@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about astrology.

I have been doing more work with tarot readings, which I love, so I decided to create a combination reading which offers the option of a 30-minute astrology consultation with a one-question tarot reading for only $50. There is something for everyone and my menu of services can accommodate any budgetI also have a one-question tarot reading for only $15. 

My site also offers the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at: 

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/services-offered.html

 

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice. If you prefer to send a donation through Venmo or pay for a reading through Venmo, my handle is Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7.  Or you can send a contribution using Zelle and my phone number 617-304-2205.

 

Additionally, I am available for tarot readings by telephone.  I use the Celestial Tarot Deck, which I love because it contains so many astrological symbols.  A tarot reading is another great option for obtaining insight and clarity. I offer a 24-card tarot card reading for $50 which incorporates the twelve houses of the horoscope.

I am still experiencing technical difficulties with the Buy Now buttons on the Services Offered page of my site.  In the meantime, please feel free to send payments through PayPal to my email at lindasim54@gmail.com. Just let me know which type of consultation you want with your birth date info.  Or you can send a payment to my Venmo account at Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7 or Zelle using my phone number 617-304-2205.

In 2020, I added a Monthly Horoscopes section to my website. April horoscopes are up now and I now have a link to my monthly forecasts at Horoscope Junkie.  Check it out at:

https://thehoroscopejunkie.ca/monthly_horoscopes.html

I have also joined Facebook.  I don’t post as frequently as on Twitter, but I am on Facebook now at https://www.facebook.com/linda.simons.75098

For more information on my Reiki services, please see this page on my site:

 

http://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_19.html

 

The coronavirus outbreak caused me to increase the number of distant Reiki sessions I do because people were concerned about the spread of the infection. I have decided to suspend my in-person Reiki sessions until further notice, so all of my Reiki sessions will be distant Reiki sessions for the foreseeable future. But a distant Reiki session is the perfect opportunity to safely build up your immune system and if you have contracted coronavirus, you can be treated safely from the comfort of your home. My procedure is to have a conversation with a client about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages. I do miss seeing my clients, so I am now offering Zoom consultations/intakes before the session so that we can see each other. I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205. The cost for distance Reiki sessions is based on a sliding scale of $30 -$50. For your convenience, I accept Venmo and Zelle for payment. Zelle payments can be sent using my telephone number

617-304-2205. I have also written an article about distance Reiki, which is available at:

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-distance-reiki-can-help-you-during-coronavirus-linda-simons

 

If you are interested in learning more about how Reiki can benefit you, please feel free to check out my Reiki site at:

 

www.reikiwithlindasimons.com

 

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.  I still can't wrap my head around calling it X.

 

https://twitter.com/danceofphoenix


If you don't follow me on Twitter and want to catch my daily astrological insights, please check out my Linktree profile at: 


https://link.tr.ee/danceofphoenix


I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when necessary and staying home if you are sick. And get a vaccine. The newest vaccine is available and I encourage you to get it to protect yourself. I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus twice. Stay safe and healthy, everyone! 





























 













Friday, April 5, 2024

Aries Season Ramps Up as Venus Enters Aries and a Total Solar Eclipse in Aries


 

We are deep in the heart of Aries season, and if you aren't already feeling it with the Sun and Mercury retrograde in Aries, fasten your seatbelt because on April 5, Venus will leave the dreamy and placid water sign of Pisces to move into Aries until April 29.  When Venus is in Aries, love is more spontaneous, direct, and bold.  We are drawn to the thrill of the chase as passion and ardor take center stage.  And we can become impatient much more easily.

Venus in Aries will sextile Pluto in Aquarius on April 6.  Isn't it funny how all of these planets are meeting up with Pluto in Aquarius these days?  Venus sextiling Pluto is a quite a bit easier to take than a square, opposition or inconjunct, but it will still definitely deepen and intensity love.  Obsession is possible too, because that is the way these two planets act when they get together.  Existing relationships can take on a more profound level and our spirituality can be heightened.

The next big hit of Aries energy occurs on April 8 with the Total Solar Eclipse in 19 degrees of Aries.  This is really a major astrological event; we haven't had a total solar eclipse since August 21, 2017 in 29 degrees of Leo.  If you are old enough to remember, think back to April 8, 2005 because we had a Solar Eclipse in 19 degrees of Aries on that day.  Some of the same issues could be triggered for you.

Solar Eclipses are like New Moons on steroids and their effects can be felt for up to three months before and up to one year after they occur.  A Solar Eclipse in Aries has strong themes of new beginnings, claiming our inner authority, embarking on new adventures and finding the courage to take risks while being in the moment. Chiron is in 19 degrees of Aries on the Solar Eclipse, so it is exactly conjunct the Sun and Moon, which makes it a major player.  We could develop a major awareness of our wounds and victim consciousness, especially with retrograde Mercury in 25 degrees of Aries so close to the eclipse.  Mercury retrograde does have a way of making us review old stuff.  I don't particularly enjoy mentioning this, but Chiron in Aries also has a way of bringing gun violence: both Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were killed when Chiron was in Aries in 1968.  Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, which does have a lot to do with aggression.  This is just a cautionary note that with Mercury and Chiron in the mix for the eclipse, we could hear some news about violence.  I certainly hope that it doesn't happen, but we might need to be prepared for anything.

Obviously this eclipse will impact everyone, but who will feel it the most?  If you have any cardinal planets or points (Ascendant, Midheaven, Imum Coeli, and Nodes of the Moon) in 16-22 degrees of the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, you are going to feel this one big time.  Once again, I am right in the line of astrological fire.  My Ascendant is in 16 degrees of Libra, my Imum Coeli (cusp of the 4th house) is in 19 degrees of Capricorn and my Midheaven is in 19 degrees of Cancer.  Astrologer Jessica Adams has even said that if you have anything in your chart at 19 degrees, your chart will be activated by this eclipse.  And in addition to my cardinal placements, my Sun is in 19 degrees of Scorpio.  What is the best way to cope with all of this astrological intensity generated during the eclipse?  I tend to agree with Jessica that if you have do have planets or points activated on the Solar Eclipse, try not to make any major decisions on that day until more is revealed.  And let's face it, eclipses have a way of delivering big reveals.  The day of April 8 should be a newsworthy day, to say the least.

On April 10, Mars and Saturn are conjunct in 14 degrees of Pisces.  Normally we don't associate good times when Mars and Saturn are aligning and some might even interpret a conjunction in Pisces as indicators of military action at sea.  But we can always take the high road and utilize this configuration to apply it to a disciplined spiritual practice.  I would definitely like to sign up for that interpretation.

The Sun and Mercury will be conjunct on April 11 in 22 degrees of Aries.  Despite Mercury being retrograde, this aspect should generate lots of communication, mental alertness, curiosity and adaptability. Big ideas could be flowing on this day.

In the meantime, hang in there with this Mercury retrograde until April 25 (it's been quite crazy so far) and ride the wave of intensity that the month of April is delivering. 

I would like to announce that I have another article published on PowerFortunes.com.  This one is about the upcoming conjunction between Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus on April 20.  I was born during a Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Cancer, so it is very relevant for me.  And I believe that this will be one of the most positive aspects to occur in 2024.  You can read it at:

If you are curious as to how all of this planetary action is affecting you, please consider getting an astrological consultation with me. Check out my menu of services at:

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/services-offered.html

I am also offering private astrology lessons by telephone or video, such as FaceTime, Skype or Zoom.  Please feel free to contact me at lindasim54@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about astrology.

I have been doing more work with tarot readings, which I love, so I decided to create a combination reading which offers the option of a 30-minute astrology consultation with a one-question tarot reading for only $50. There is something for everyone and my menu of services can accommodate any budgetI also have a one-question tarot reading for only $15. 

My site also offers the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at: 

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/services-offered.html

 

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice. If you prefer to send a donation through Venmo or pay for a reading through Venmo, my handle is Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7.  Or you can send a contribution using Zelle and my phone number 617-304-2205.

 

Additionally, I am available for tarot readings by telephone.  I use the Celestial Tarot Deck, which I love because it contains so many astrological symbols.  A tarot reading is another great option for obtaining insight and clarity. I offer a 24-card tarot card reading for $50 which incorporates the twelve houses of the horoscope.

I am still experiencing technical difficulties with the Buy Now buttons on the Services Offered page of my site.  In the meantime, please feel free to send payments through PayPal to my email at lindasim54@gmail.com. Just let me know which type of consultation you want with your birth date info.  Or you can send a payment to my Venmo account at Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7 or Zelle using my phone number 617-304-2205.

In 2020, I added a Monthly Horoscopes section to my website. April horoscopes are up now and I now have a link to my monthly forecasts at Horoscope Junkie.  Check it out at:

https://thehoroscopejunkie.ca/monthly_horoscopes.html

I have also joined Facebook.  I don’t post as frequently as on Twitter, but I am on Facebook now at https://www.facebook.com/linda.simons.75098

For more information on my Reiki services, please see this page on my site:

 

http://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_19.html

 

The coronavirus outbreak caused me to increase the number of distant Reiki sessions I do because people were concerned about the spread of the infection. I have decided to suspend my in-person Reiki sessions until further notice, so all of my Reiki sessions will be distant Reiki sessions for the foreseeable future. But a distant Reiki session is the perfect opportunity to safely build up your immune system and if you have contracted coronavirus, you can be treated safely from the comfort of your home. My procedure is to have a conversation with a client about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages. I do miss seeing my clients, so I am now offering Zoom consultations/intakes before the session so that we can see each other. I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205. The cost for distance Reiki sessions is based on a sliding scale of $30 -$50. For your convenience, I accept Venmo and Zelle for payment. Zelle payments can be sent using my telephone number

617-304-2205. I have also written an article about distance Reiki, which is available at:

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-distance-reiki-can-help-you-during-coronavirus-linda-simons

 

If you are interested in learning more about how Reiki can benefit you, please feel free to check out my Reiki site at:

 

www.reikiwithlindasimons.com

 

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.  I still can't wrap my head around calling it X.

 

https://twitter.com/danceofphoenix


If you don't follow me on Twitter and want to catch my daily astrological insights, please check out my Linktree profile at: 


https://link.tr.ee/danceofphoenix


I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when necessary and staying home if you are sick. And get a vaccine. The newest vaccine is available and I encourage you to get it to protect yourself. I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus twice. Stay safe and healthy, everyone! 





























 











Friday, March 29, 2024

Mercury Retrograde in Aries and Venus and Neptune Hook Up in Pisces


 



Well, the month of March is winding down and as of April 1, we will have one retrograde planet: Mercury will station retrograde in 27 degrees of Aries.  It will be retrograde until April 25, when it stations direct in 16 degrees of Aries.  This is quite an April Fools move, n'est pas?  I know that most people don't like Mercury retrograde, but after this week's Lunar Eclipse in Libra on March 25, it shouldn't be that bad.  On that day I posted:

We are literally in the midst of eclipse season and the next one happens on April 8.  It is a Solar Eclipse in 19 degrees of Aries. And retrograde Mercury will be conjunct that Moon in Aries, which could add to more misunderstandings.

Mercury actually entered its retrograde shadow on March 19, so if you have been experiencing the usual communication, transportation and electronic malfunctions, there is a reason.  Yes, we had a Lunar Eclipse in the Mercury retrograde shadow.  I personally had quite a lot of uncomfortable activity on the Lunar Eclipse (it fell in my 12th house and squared my nodes) and I have been hearing stories from friends and clients about tough times as the clearing out and releasing process began. My husband's cell phone died on the eclipse and my printer has been acting wonky all week.

What will it be like to have Mercury retrograde in Aries?  Well, we can expect more impatience and frustration with whatever delays and snafus we experience with communication, transportation and electronic devices. Mercury retrograde by its very nature requires us to review stuff and perhaps do it twice, which is not very compatible with the impulsive energy of the cardinal fire sign of Aries.  It can also make us more inclined to be more blunt and impolite in conversations.  Temper tantrums might be happening too. But the good thing about Aries being angry is that it tends to blow over quickly.  It's not like a Mercury in Scorpio, which tends to hold grudges. And on April 11, Mercury will be conjunct the Sun in 21 degrees of Aries, which can actually be favorable for making plans.  Mercury will be in the heart of the Sun or cazimi, as it is known.  And cazimi represents good luck, so there could very well be some opportunities presented to us on April 11.

On April 3, Venus and Neptune will be conjunct in 28 degrees of Pisces.  Venus is in its sign of exaltation and Neptune rules Pisces, so these two planets are very happy together.  It brings the potential for new romance or it can enhance the compassion and spiritual bonding in existing relationships.  But there is a shadow side to this aspect: it can make us fall in love with the ideal of love and bring major disappointments if we overidealize someone.  Venus conjunct Neptune has a tendency to blur boundaries and distort the truth. Just be careful with this one.  And people are extremely sensitive to words with this planetary alignment.  There is another perk to it, though: it can be a boon to creativity.  Hold that thought...

I would like to announce that I have another article published on PowerFortunes.com.  This one is about the upcoming conjunction between Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus on April 20.  I was born during a Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Cancer, so it is very relevant for me.  And I believe that this will be one of the most positive aspects to occur in 2024.  You can read it at:


If you are curious as to how all of this planetary action is affecting you, please consider getting an astrological consultation with me. Check out my menu of services at:

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/services-offered.html

I am also offering private astrology lessons by telephone or video, such as FaceTime, Skype or Zoom.  Please feel free to contact me at lindasim54@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about astrology.

I have been doing more work with tarot readings, which I love, so I decided to create a combination reading which offers the option of a 30-minute astrology consultation with a one-question tarot reading for only $50. There is something for everyone and my menu of services can accommodate any budgetI also have a one-question tarot reading for only $15. 

My site also offers the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at: 

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/services-offered.html

 

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice. If you prefer to send a donation through Venmo or pay for a reading through Venmo, my handle is Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7.  Or you can send a contribution using Zelle and my phone number 617-304-2205.

 

Additionally, I am available for tarot readings by telephone.  I use the Celestial Tarot Deck, which I love because it contains so many astrological symbols.  A tarot reading is another great option for obtaining insight and clarity. I offer a 24-card tarot card reading for $50 which incorporates the twelve houses of the horoscope.

I am still experiencing technical difficulties with the Buy Now buttons on the Services Offered page of my site.  In the meantime, please feel free to send payments through PayPal to my email at lindasim54@gmail.com. Just let me know which type of consultation you want with your birth date info.  Or you can send a payment to my Venmo account at Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7 or Zelle using my phone number 617-304-2205.

In 2020, I added a Monthly Horoscopes section to my website. April horoscopes are up now and I now have a link to my monthly forecasts at Horoscope Junkie.  Check it out at:

https://thehoroscopejunkie.ca/monthly_horoscopes.html

I have also joined Facebook.  I don’t post as frequently as on Twitter, but I am on Facebook now at https://www.facebook.com/linda.simons.75098

For more information on my Reiki services, please see this page on my site:

 

http://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_19.html

 

The coronavirus outbreak caused me to increase the number of distant Reiki sessions I do because people were concerned about the spread of the infection. I have decided to suspend my in-person Reiki sessions until further notice, so all of my Reiki sessions will be distant Reiki sessions for the foreseeable future. But a distant Reiki session is the perfect opportunity to safely build up your immune system and if you have contracted coronavirus, you can be treated safely from the comfort of your home. My procedure is to have a conversation with a client about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages. I do miss seeing my clients, so I am now offering Zoom consultations/intakes before the session so that we can see each other. I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205. The cost for distance Reiki sessions is based on a sliding scale of $30 -$50. For your convenience, I accept Venmo and Zelle for payment. Zelle payments can be sent using my telephone number

617-304-2205. I have also written an article about distance Reiki, which is available at:

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-distance-reiki-can-help-you-during-coronavirus-linda-simons

 

If you are interested in learning more about how Reiki can benefit you, please feel free to check out my Reiki site at:

 

www.reikiwithlindasimons.com

 

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.  I still can't wrap my head around calling it X.

 

https://twitter.com/danceofphoenix


If you don't follow me on Twitter and want to catch my daily astrological insights, please check out my Linktree profile at: 


https://link.tr.ee/danceofphoenix


I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when necessary and staying home if you are sick. And get a vaccine. The newest vaccine is available and I encourage you to get it to protect yourself. I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus twice. Stay safe and healthy, everyone! 





























 









Friday, March 22, 2024

Mars Enters Pisces, Eclipse Season Kicks off with a Lunar Eclipse in Libra and Venus Makes Some Moves


 

We have an action packed, highly emotional week coming up.  On March 22, Mars leaves the fixed air sign of Aquarius to swim into the mutable water sign of Pisces until April 30.  Mars in Pisces is motivated by spiritual and emotional drives.  It's a very different vibe from Mars in Aquarius, which is motivated by humanitarian goals and principles.  Mars in Pisces is a time to be a spiritual warrior when compassion rules.  It is still Mars, so there is a dynamic component and it can also inspire bouts of creativity.  Mars is joining Saturn, Neptune and Venus in Pisces.  Venus has been quite busy lately and it shows no sign of stopping.

On March 24, Venus in Pisces is forming a supportive sextile to Jupiter in 15 degrees of Taurus.  This is a real feel-good vibe which holds the promise of good luck, generosity and is quite favorable for love relationships.  After all, Venus and Jupiter are known as benefics, so when the two of them meet up, a good time can be had by all.  We could be receiving gifts or money.  It's also a time to up your self-care game.  The only potential drawback with this aspect is a tendency towards excess, as in too much of a good thing.  

The first eclipse of 2024 is here on March 25 with a penumbral or partial Lunar Eclipse in 5 degrees of Libra.  Lunar Eclipses are like Full Moons on steroids and their effects can be felt about six weeks before and after they occur.  This is a South Node eclipse because the South Node of the Moon is in 15 degrees of Libra and it represents an ending or culmination period. It forces us to ask what we need to leave behind.  Something might have started with the Solar Eclipse in 20 degrees of Libra on October 14, 2023 that is being resolved or released now.

A Lunar Eclipse in Libra has a strong theme of relationship patterns.  We could be ready to release some people-pleasing, codependent and enabling habits that are no longer serving us or those we love.  If you have any planets or points (like an Ascendant, IC, Midheaven or Nodes of the Moon) within 3 degrees of the Lunar Eclipse in 5 degrees in Libra or in the remaining cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer or Capricorn, you will definitely be feeling the effects of this eclipse.  This eclipse is squaring my North Node in Capricorn and my South Node in Cancer, so I sense that I am quite literally at a crossroad between my past and present. This eclipse is also trining Pluto in 1 degree of Aquarius, so there is no escaping a deep dive into relationship dynamics for the purpose of transformation.

Another theme with this eclipse is that of adjustments.  The Moon in Libra will be forming an irritating inconjunct to Saturn in Pisces. Nobody likes inconjuncts, especially when Saturn is involved.  Saturn is associated with restrictions, a certain amount of reserve and withholding, as well as requiring some hard work.  But it can also reward us for a lesson well-learned if we are willing to make the effort.

Venus in Pisces has another game in motion for us on March 28 when it forms a supportive sextile to Uranus in 20 degrees of Taurus.  We could be in the mood for fun and excitement in our social life and in our love relationships.  Freedom and independence become more important to us.  It is an ideal time to make new friends and possibly meet a new lover if we are unattached.  Just don't expect much stability in any relationship that starts under a Venus-Uranus aspect.  But don't be afraid to embrace something different and unusual. Venus sextiling Uranus can also bring unexpected opportunities for money too.  Venus is also associated with money and we could have some delightful surprises in store for us.

If you are curious as to how all of this planetary action is affecting you, please consider getting an astrological consultation with me. Check out my menu of services at:

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/services-offered.html

I am also offering private astrology lessons by telephone or video, such as FaceTime, Skype or Zoom.  Please feel free to contact me at lindasim54@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about astrology.

I have been doing more work with tarot readings, which I love, so I decided to create a combination reading which offers the option of a 30-minute astrology consultation with a one-question tarot reading for only $50. There is something for everyone and my menu of services can accommodate any budgetI also have a one-question tarot reading for only $15. 

My site also offers the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at: 

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/services-offered.html

 

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice. If you prefer to send a donation through Venmo or pay for a reading through Venmo, my handle is Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7.  Or you can send a contribution using Zelle and my phone number 617-304-2205.

 

Additionally, I am available for tarot readings by telephone.  I use the Celestial Tarot Deck, which I love because it contains so many astrological symbols.  A tarot reading is another great option for obtaining insight and clarity. I offer a 24-card tarot card reading for $50 which incorporates the twelve houses of the horoscope.

I am still experiencing technical difficulties with the Buy Now buttons on the Services Offered page of my site.  In the meantime, please feel free to send payments through PayPal to my email at lindasim54@gmail.com. Just let me know which type of consultation you want with your birth date info.  Or you can send a payment to my Venmo account at Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7 or Zelle using my phone number 617-304-2205.

In 2020, I added a Monthly Horoscopes section to my website. March horoscopes are up now and I now have a link to my monthly forecasts at Horoscope Junkie.  Check it out at:

https://thehoroscopejunkie.ca/monthly_horoscopes.html

I have also joined Facebook.  I don’t post as frequently as on Twitter, but I am on Facebook now at https://www.facebook.com/linda.simons.75098

For more information on my Reiki services, please see this page on my site:

 

http://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_19.html

 

The coronavirus outbreak caused me to increase the number of distant Reiki sessions I do because people were concerned about the spread of the infection. I have decided to suspend my in-person Reiki sessions until further notice, so all of my Reiki sessions will be distant Reiki sessions for the foreseeable future. But a distant Reiki session is the perfect opportunity to safely build up your immune system and if you have contracted coronavirus, you can be treated safely from the comfort of your home. My procedure is to have a conversation with a client about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages. I do miss seeing my clients, so I am now offering Zoom consultations/intakes before the session so that we can see each other. I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205. The cost for distance Reiki sessions is based on a sliding scale of $30 -$50. For your convenience, I accept Venmo and Zelle for payment. Zelle payments can be sent using my telephone number

617-304-2205. I have also written an article about distance Reiki, which is available at:

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-distance-reiki-can-help-you-during-coronavirus-linda-simons

 

If you are interested in learning more about how Reiki can benefit you, please feel free to check out my Reiki site at:

 

www.reikiwithlindasimons.com

 

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.  I still can't wrap my head around calling it X.

 

https://twitter.com/danceofphoenix


If you don't follow me on Twitter and want to catch my daily astrological insights, please check out my Linktree profile at: 


https://link.tr.ee/danceofphoenix


I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when necessary and staying home if you are sick. And get a vaccine. The newest vaccine is available and I encourage you to get it to protect yourself. I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus twice. Stay safe and healthy, everyone! 

























Friday, March 15, 2024

The Sun and Neptune Are Conjunct in Pisces and Then the Sun Moves into Aries Where it Meets up with Pluto


 


The Sun is very busy these days.  On March 17 (St. Patrick's Day), the Sun will be exactly conjunct Neptune in 27 degrees of Pisces. It has a theme of surrendering your sense of self to obtain a deeper understanding of your identity. It is a very dreamy vibe and we will definitely be more sensitive physically and emotionally.  Our capacity for sympathy, empathy and compassion is ramped up.  This aspect also increases our desire for escapism, so feel free to see a movie or enjoy the arts.  Artistic inspiration is flowing freely and spiritual awakenings are possible too.  Just remember to set some boundaries in relationships so that we don't play out the less evolved shadow side of Neptune in terms of becoming a victim or martyr.

On March 19, the Sun leaves the mutable water sign of Pisces to enter the cardinal fire sign of Aries. It's literally the start of the astrological new year and is International Astrology Day. When the Sun is in Aries, we are more enthusiastic, spontaneous and impulsive.  We are raring to go forward and have more energy and courage to get us there.  Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and it favors new beginnings.  We can be inclined to live in the moment during the Sun's passage through Aries and not see the big picture. We can also be more impatient and with Mercury in Aries to boot (until May 15 with next month's Mercury retrograde) this can play out as saying things in the heat of the moment that we might later regret.

The Sun in Aries has a favorable meet-up with Pluto in 1 degree of Aquarius on March 21.  This is a sextile aspect, which tends to present us with opportunities.  It will increase our need to succeed and make us more determined and purposeful.  We can actually be in better control of our obsessions and compulsions to help us to complete difficult tasks.  Our spiritual warrior is coming out to play, so to speak as we feel more empowered.  Mercury in Aries sextiled Pluto in Aquarius on March 10, the day of the New Moon in 20 degrees of Pisces. On that day I posted:
We also have Venus in Pisces conjunct Saturn in 12 degrees of Pisces on March 21.  This is not exactly the most fun aspect because it can make us feel isolated, sad or depressed.  It also has a way of testing relationships through distance, separation and an inability to connect in a meaningful way.  There could be some underlying issues of guilt or disloyalties at the root of these problems.  And it can also play out as financial hardships.  Fortunately this is a temporary aspect.  I myself am not looking forward to it because it is squaring my Moon in Gemini and trining my natal Saturn in Scorpio.  This is one aspect that is probably not helpful with a trine. Venus and Saturn are not exactly on the same page, so their get-togethers can be somewhat uncomfortable. Just remember it is temporary and will pass.

It is also important to remember that we are entering eclipse season and have technically been in it since the New Moon in Pisces on March 10.  We have our first eclipse of 2024 on March 25 with a Lunar Eclipse in 5 degrees of Libra and since eclipses come in pairs, it will be followed by a total Solar Eclipse in 19 degrees of Aries on April 8. So if you are already feeling some intense vibes, it is not your imagination.

I am pleased to announce that I have another article published on Powerfortunes.com about Profection Years in Astrology. You can read it on:https://www.powerfortunes.com/topics-opinions/profectionyears.php.  It turns out that there are definite themes present in each year of our life and they tend to repeat.  I like to think of them like Jupiter Returns, because they occur every twelve years.

If you are curious as to how all of this planetary action is affecting you, please consider getting an astrological consultation with me. Check out my menu of services at:

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/services-offered.html

I am also offering private astrology lessons by telephone or video, such as FaceTime, Skype or Zoom.  Please feel free to contact me at lindasim54@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about astrology.

I have been doing more work with tarot readings, which I love, so I decided to create a combination reading which offers the option of a 30-minute astrology consultation with a one-question tarot reading for only $50. There is something for everyone and my menu of services can accommodate any budgetI also have a one-question tarot reading for only $15. 

My site also offers the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at: 

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/services-offered.html

 

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice. If you prefer to send a donation through Venmo or pay for a reading through Venmo, my handle is Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7.  Or you can send a contribution using Zelle and my phone number 617-304-2205.

 

Additionally, I am available for tarot readings by telephone.  I use the Celestial Tarot Deck, which I love because it contains so many astrological symbols.  A tarot reading is another great option for obtaining insight and clarity. I offer a 24-card tarot card reading for $50 which incorporates the twelve houses of the horoscope.

I am still experiencing technical difficulties with the Buy Now buttons on the Services Offered page of my site.  In the meantime, please feel free to send payments through PayPal to my email at lindasim54@gmail.com. Just let me know which type of consultation you want with your birth date info.  Or you can send a payment to my Venmo account at Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7 or Zelle using my phone number 617-304-2205.

In 2020, I added a Monthly Horoscopes section to my website. March horoscopes are up now and I now have a link to my monthly forecasts at Horoscope Junkie.  Check it out at:

https://thehoroscopejunkie.ca/monthly_horoscopes.html

I have also joined Facebook.  I don’t post as frequently as on Twitter, but I am on Facebook now at https://www.facebook.com/linda.simons.75098

For more information on my Reiki services, please see this page on my site:

 

http://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_19.html

 

The coronavirus outbreak caused me to increase the number of distant Reiki sessions I do because people were concerned about the spread of the infection. I have decided to suspend my in-person Reiki sessions until further notice, so all of my Reiki sessions will be distant Reiki sessions for the foreseeable future. But a distant Reiki session is the perfect opportunity to safely build up your immune system and if you have contracted coronavirus, you can be treated safely from the comfort of your home. My procedure is to have a conversation with a client about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages. I do miss seeing my clients, so I am now offering Zoom consultations/intakes before the session so that we can see each other. I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205. The cost for distance Reiki sessions is based on a sliding scale of $30 -$50. For your convenience, I accept Venmo and Zelle for payment. Zelle payments can be sent using my telephone number

617-304-2205. I have also written an article about distance Reiki, which is available at:

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-distance-reiki-can-help-you-during-coronavirus-linda-simons

 

If you are interested in learning more about how Reiki can benefit you, please feel free to check out my Reiki site at:

 

www.reikiwithlindasimons.com

 

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.  I still can't wrap my head around calling it X.

 

https://twitter.com/danceofphoenix


If you don't follow me on Twitter and want to catch my daily astrological insights, please check out my Linktree profile at: 


https://link.tr.ee/danceofphoenix


I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when necessary and staying home if you are sick. And get a vaccine. The newest vaccine is available and I encourage you to get it to protect yourself. I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus twice. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!