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Friday, June 23, 2017

Super New Moon in Cancer and Mars Squares Jupiter




Summer is officially here! Both the sun and Mercury entered the emotional water sign of Cancer on June 21, 2017, aka the Summer Solstice, inspiring me to tweet:

But we have a special astrological treat in store for us on June 23, 2017 with a Super New Moon in 3 degrees of Cancer at 10:31 p.m.  It is classified as a super new moon because it so close to the earth’s orbit.  The moon rules Cancer, and is right at home in this emotional, nurturing, sensitive sign. This will be a very strong new moon that will rock our emotional core and give us access to information from a higher source.  It will be a very psychic time indeed.

This new moon also features a stellium in Cancer—in addition to the sun and moon in Cancer, Mercury and Mars are also in Cancer. The new moon is 3 degrees away from Mercury, emphasizing communication and amplified emotional sensitivity.  Chiron in Pisces is a major player in this new moon as well.  Chiron is currently in 29 degrees of Pisces and 29 degrees of any sign is referred to as the critical degree.  Chiron will station retrograde in 29 degrees of Pisces on July 1, 2017 and it will not enter Aries until April 2018.  The last aspect that the departing Gemini moon makes before it enters Cancer is a square to Chiron in Pisces.  This heightens emotional sensitivity and ramps up the intensity regarding vulnerability and old wounds.  It can also make us feel like victims and we need to counteract this effect by trying to feel more empowered.

This new moon in Cancer holds the promise of new beginnings for homes and families accompanied by a strong focus on emotional security. The sun and moon in Cancer are also widely conjunct Mars in 12 degrees of Cancer which can make us very protective or even defensive as insecurities can flare.  But this new moon is a marvelous opportunity to release any negativity in relationships.  It is conjuncting my south node in the 9th house, which should be a really intense experience. I really believe that Chiron in Pisces is giving us a booster shot in terms of healing old emotional wounds with this new moon.  And with Chiron about to station retrograde soon we will have plenty of time to heal and release any victim issues that have held us back. It will be a whole different ball game when Chiron enters Aries in April 2018.

If anyone is looking to buy a new home the new moon in Cancer is a real boon and lucky charm.  The fact that Mercury will remain in Cancer for the next two weeks (it enters Leo on July 5, 2017) makes this the ideal time to strike while the iron is hot.  Having the sun and Mercury in Cancer creates a real nesting vibe to enhance emotional security.

Another astrological feature of this new moon is a cardinal T--square involving Mars in 12 degrees of Cancer, Jupiter in 15 degrees of Libra and Pluto in 18 degrees of Capricorn.  This configuration could trigger issues of fairness and equality with a strong need to rebalance.  Jupiter in Libra is all about fairness and Pluto in Capricorn is tied into power issues.  With both Jupiter and Pluto squaring Mars in Cancer, there can be a lot of aggressive energy out there that tempts us to overreact.  The best way to deal with this energy is to observe, stand back in our own quiet space and don’t engage in power plays.  That is probably easier said than done, but it is worth remembering.

On June 24, 2017 we get a blast of powerful transformative energy when Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn.  This aspect supports the deepening of relationships by focusing on shared values.  It helps us to find common ground so that we are operating on the same page in relationships and finances.

But on June 25, 2017 Mars in Cancer will be squaring Jupiter in Libra as part of the cardinal T-square and this aspect can definitely cause us to bring emotional battles to an extreme.  Cardinal signs are known for their ability to initiate and be rather combustible.  It is very easy to bite off more than we can chew with this aspect.  Mars squaring Jupiter can trigger angers around the issues of fairness and justice.  Mars in Cancer can be quite defensive if provoked.  The effects of the Mars/Jupiter square will be felt through the end of June and it may manifest in even more shocking news than we’ve already seen in 2017.  But Mars in Cancer cuts us some slack in the wee hours of of June 25, 2017on the east coast when it trines Neptune in Pisces.  Trust your instincts then and solutions to problems may arrive in the form of dreams or other inspired actions.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life by delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the August 2017 eclipses. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters because they will occur in the signs of nodes, Leo and Aquarius.    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:


A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice.

Recently I undertook an intensive life purpose coaching training program and became certified as a Life Purpose Coach.  It was an intense, eye-opening experience that changed my life as it caused me to reflect on the story of my life.  But I left it with feelings of hope and light for the future that I want to share with others.  To that end, I am now offering Life Purpose Coaching to my menu of services.  You can read more about it at:


As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them 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 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.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:


I have also launched an endeavor that will deliver my services to you at an affordable cost in the form of package deals.  I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights:





Friday, June 16, 2017

Under the Influence of Neptune Retrograde and Summer Officially Begins as the Sun Enters Cancer



Fog Alert for the next five months!  Neptune, that planet associated with associated with inspiration, dreams, illusion, psychic receptivity, confusion, addiction, and spirituality is stationing retrograde at 7:09 a.m. in 14 degrees of Pisces on June 16, 2017. It will remain retrograde until November 22, 2017 when it stations direct in 11 degrees of Pisces.

What can we expect when Neptune is retrograde?  Well, since Neptune has such a subtle, elusive quality, it may be hard to pin down.  Whenever a planet is retrograde, its energy is internalized, With Neptune retrograde, we may find our fears and anxieties internalized as it strips away the illusions that have clouded our vision.  It can be a truly confusing time and many Neptunians like myself myself (Neptune in the 1st house conjunct my ascendant) may have been feeling its effects since the beginning of the week.  Mercury in Gemini squared Neptune in Pisces on June 13, 2017, inspiring me to tweet:
The moon is also in Pisces on June 16th, so we can expect a great deal of emotional sensitivity and feelings of vulnerability.  Health problems that are difficult to diagnose could also emerge during Neptune retrograde and we could see a rise in the number of infectious diseases. 

The positive side of Neptune retrograde is that it favors spiritual development.  This is an ideal time (pardon the pun) to engage in meditation and to be more aware of our dreams.  Neptune may be sending us messages through our dreams during its retrograde stint as it seeks to lift the veil that has been around many of us.  But it will also test our ability to discern reality from illusion.

I am a bit anxious myself about this transit myself because when Neptune stations retrogrades in 14 degrees of Pisces, it will be forming an exact square with my moon in Gemini.  I am fully aware that I am in danger of developing false ideals, wrong ideas, and confusing dreams with reality.  With my natal moon in the 8th house, this transit will undoubtedly increase my psychic sensitivity and empathy.  I also sense that my innate Neptunian desire for escapism will be activated when I am confronted with the harsher realities of life.  Retreating is my MO during times like this. Meditating and calling on that old standby of white light will be my resources during this transit.  It goes without saying that avoiding drugs is a good idea during Neptune retrograde.  But with Neptune squaring my moon, I anticipate some emotional confusion, overreactions, misunderstandings in relationships and a need to see things as they really are.  I certainly will have my spiritual work cut out for me during the next five months.  I need to be mindful of the fact that the key to dealing with challenging Neptune transits is acceptance. It’s good advice for everyone during the next five months. 

Summer officially begins on June 21, 2017 at 12:24 a.m. on the east coast of the United States when the sun enters the water sign of Cancer.  This day is also known as the Summer Solstice.  In addition to being the day when there is a change of seasons, there are other changes when the sun enters Cancer.  We become more self-protective, nurturing, home oriented and just plain more emotional. It is also a good time to release old hurts.  Don’t let that emotional crab shell get too hard or crusty!

Mercury, the planet of communication, also enters the sign of Cancer on June 21st at 5:57 a.m.  Mercury is moving from its home sign Gemini into a much less objective sign.  With Mercury in Cancer, we will be processing our information on a deeper, more instinctive level.  It is less glib than Mercury in Gemini.  Communication will take on a deeply personal and emotional vibe.  Mercury in Cancer will begin its transit in my 9th house and conjunct my asteroid Vesta and south node before it enters my 10th house and conjuncts my midheaven, Jupiter and Uranus.  And Mercury enters Leo on July 5, 2017, so this should be an emotional few weeks.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life by delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the August 2017 eclipses. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters because they will occur in the signs of nodes, Leo and Aquarius.    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:


A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice.

Recently I undertook an intensive life purpose coaching training program and became certified as a Life Purpose Coach.  It was an intense, eye-opening experience that changed my life as it caused me to reflect on the story of my life.  But I left it with feelings of hope and light for the future that I want to share with others.  To that end, I am now offering Life Purpose Coaching to my menu of services.  You can read more about it at:

As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them 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 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.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:



I have also launched an endeavor that will deliver my services to you at an affordable cost in the form of package deals.  I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights:




Friday, June 9, 2017

Full Moon in Sagittarius and Jupiter Stations Direct in Libra




Sagittarius and its ruling planet Jupiter are calling the shots on June 9, 2017. We have a full moon in 19 degrees of Sagittarius as Jupiter stations direct in 13 degrees of Libra on the same day.  The full moon occurs at 9:10 a.m. and then Jupiter stations direct at 10:03 a.m. after a retrograde stint since February 5. 2017.  This is really expansive, positive, optimistic energy that can generate productivity and a real sense of moving forward.

This full moon also features a Grand Fire Trine involving the north node in 26 degrees of Leo, Uranus in 27 degrees of Aries and Saturn in 25 degrees of Sagittarius.  A grand fire trine provides lots of creative energy that is future oriented and will probably involve technology on some level.  There is also a strong theme of self-sufficiency with this aspect, so don’t be afraid to get out there and take some risks.  All entrepreneurs should make use of this energy because as we all know, if you snooze, you lose when it comes to grand trines.

A full moon in Sagittarius has a theme of shining light on the truth. This full moon also conjuncts the natal moon of President Donald Trump in 21 degrees of Sagittarius, so it will probably impact him pretty heavily and deliver some revelations that may not be all that comfortable for him. The only downside with a full moon in Sagittarius is a tendency to be dogmatic and judgmental. We may be inclined to think and act as if our truth is a one size fits all reality when that is not the case.  But Saturn is also conjunct the moon on that day, which will place a further emphasis on integrity, realism and honesty.  Saturn doesn’t let us get away with shirking our responsibilities.

This full moon and the grand fire trine are activating my natal Pluto in Leo, so I am trying to be open to its creative, transformative and empowering energy.  I certainly don’t want to lose out on its beneficial vibe.

The mutable energy continues on June 9th as Neptune in Pisces squares the sun in Gemini and moon in Sagittarius.  While this aspect favors creativity and unconditional love, it can contribute to some deception being revealed as things are not always as they seem.  Neptune is preparing for its own retrograde on June 16th, which will cause us all to ponder the issue of truth vs. illusion on a deeper level.  The Sagittarius moon was square to Neptune was exact on June 8th, inspiring me to tweet:

With Jupiter moving forward in Libra, the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will experience a sense of expansion and growth.  If you have planets in any of these signs, it can be a time of rejoicing as whatever felt on hold in your life gets unstuck and moves forward.  Relationship issues can be resolved as Jupiter is direct because with Jupiter in the sign of Libra it really wants to have some balance in relationships.  Pluto in Capricorn is currently inconjunct the sun in Gemini, which can be a sign of control issues manifesting, so Jupiter stationing direct in the peacemaker sign of Libra can do its best to restore the balance of power.  Jupiter in Libra also trines the sun in Gemini when it stations direct, so its quest for balance and fairness will be in high gear.

I am thrilled about Jupiter stationing direct because while Jupiter transiting my 12th house now is a very protective influence on a spiritual level, it will be entering my 1st house in late July and that is definitely a fun transit.  I experienced it from late November 2016 through mid-April 2017 and I look forward to its return.

Jupiter in Libra has also been squaring Pluto in Capricorn and I sense that this has been exacerbating international tensions, especially with the recent terrorist attacks in England and France. Mars recently entered the sign of Cancer and I wouldn’t be surprised if the United States (a Cancer country) engaged in some form of military reaction to address the violence that has been so prevalent in the news.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life by delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the August 2017 eclipses. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters because they will occur in the signs of nodes, Leo and Aquarius.    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:



A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice.

Recently I undertook an intensive life purpose coaching training program and became certified as a Life Purpose Coach.  It was an intense, eye-opening experience that changed my life as it caused me to reflect on the story of my life.  But I left it with feelings of hope and light for the future that I want to share with others.  To that end, I am now offering Life Purpose Coaching to my menu of services.  You can read more about it at:

As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them 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 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.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:


I have also launched an endeavor that will deliver my services to you at an affordable cost in the form of package deals.  I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:



Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights:



Friday, June 2, 2017

Jupiter Bestows Its Blessings, Mars Enters Cancer and Venus Enters Taurus




We may have experienced some astrological turbulence recently with Mars in Gemini opposing Saturn in Sagittarius on Memorial Day, but things are definitely looking up for the month of June. In fact, Mars started behaving much better on May 29th when I tweeted:
But Jupiter in Libra (retrograde for only one more week) will be bestowing its blessings on June 3rd when it trines the sun in 12 degrees of Gemini.  When the sun trines Jupiter, it holds the promise of one lucky day accompanied by an abundance of joy, creativity and success.  It also has the potential for a financial windfall, so if you are in the habit of purchasing lottery tickets, don’t forget to buy them on June 3rd!  Jupiter loves to be expansive and with it trining the uber social air sign of Gemini, get out there and have some fun.  This energy is too good to waste!

On June 3, 2017, the moon is also in Libra and conjuncts Jupiter in 13 degrees of Libra while trining the sun in 13 degrees of Gemini. How sweet is that energy!  This configuration really favors relationships and getting back on track emotionally by communicating in a positive manner. . The sun is conjunct my Gemini moon on that day and Jupiter in Libra is conjunct my ascendant while trining my Gemini moon and Mars in Aquarius.  So my natal grand air trine will be activated on June 3rd and I am looking forward to all of that air energy.  My progressed moon recently moved into Libra for a two and a half year stint, so connecting with others, finding balance in relationships and achieving the fine art of compromise will undoubtedly be big issues for me in the next couple of years. 

Do you know where your progressed moon is these days?  It is a well-known fact among astrologers that the progressed moon is a highly sensitive predictive tool for major changes in life because a sign change indicates a shift in the emotional consciousness.  The progressed moon can also trigger issues pertaining to natal planets which bring change and transits to the progressed moon can create turning points in our emotional landscape.

But Mars leaves Gemini on June 4, 2017 and enters the sign of Cancer, where it will stay until July 20, 2017.  Mars is definitely not in its happy place in the sign of Cancer, sad to say.  It is considered to be in fall in the sign of Cancer.  Mars in Cancer is more clingy and tenacious than Mars in Gemini, which tends to be all over the place. The perspective shifts from being on the offensive to being on the defensive.  Remember the symbol of the Cancer crab and its tough shell?  Mars in Cancer is very emotional, defensive and can be downright passive aggressive.  When Mars is in Cancer, there is an inherent avoidance of the direct approach, so manipulation and argumentativeness are on the rise.  The bottom line is that during the Mars in Cancer transit, we become extremely sensitive to criticism and are more likely to brood, pout and in general feel very temperamental.  If anyone pushes our buttons during this transit, we may experience some major blow-ups.

Mars in Cancer can also trigger some contentious situations with family members and on the home front.  It is also a time to ensure that your smoke detector is functioning because it is not uncommon for fires to occur in the home during a Mars in Cancer transit.  Since Mars is also associated with the type of partner we have, if you are unattached, you may find yourself attracting someone who is either very nurturing or has some intense mother issues.

On June 4, 2017, we have an aspect that adds more confusion to the mix.  The sun in 13 degrees of Gemini squares Neptune in 14 degrees of Pisces.  Talk about a mutable mess!  This aspect is like pea soup and definitely creates the feeling of being in a fog.  Try to chill out as much as possible on this day and not make any major decisions because clarity is in short supply.

Venus is on the move, too, after its extended stay in Aries this year due to its retrograde.  Before Venus enters Taurus on June 6, 2017, it conjuncts Uranus in 27 degrees of Aries on June 3, 2017.  Venus conjunct Uranus is wild card energy, which could manifest in love at first sight or sudden shifts in relationships and finances.  It feeds into that expansive, lucky feeling of the sun in Gemini trining Jupiter and the moon in Libra aspect of that day.

But Venus in Taurus is a whole different ball game.  Venus rules Taurus, so it will feel at home in this sign. It’s kind of ironic that Venus has spent the better part of 2017 switching between signs it rules and is exalted in (Taurus and Pisces) and Aries, which is considered to be in detriment. Leave it to Venus retrograde to give us this kind of experience!  When Venus is in Taurus, we are much more oriented towards security and values that are lasting.  It is a sensual sign that loves the finer things in life and has a strong appetite for pleasure.  But it is a fixed earth sign and the downside of Venus in Taurus is a tendency towards extreme possessiveness.  This possessive quality can extend to resources as well as relationships.  But overall, Venus in Taurus until July 4th can be a pleasant transit, so enjoy it.

And we have another astrological treat in store for us on June 6th.  Mercury enters Gemini at 6:15 pm.  Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, so it is in one of its home signs.  I think it is very auspicious that both Venus and Mercury are moving into signs they rule on the same day, Mercury in Gemini favors communication, social connections, business and transportation.  It tends to be a little more diversified than Mercury in Taurus, but it gives us a shot at being exposed to many subjects instead of being focused on one topic.  Mercury in Gemini embodies the theme of variety being the spice of life.  So enjoy its brief transit through June 21, 2017.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the next set of eclipses in 2017. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters. And they will occur in the signs of nodes, Leo and Aquarius  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:


A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice.

Recently I undertook an intensive life purpose coaching training program and became certified as a Life Purpose Coach.  It was an intense, eye-opening experience that changed my life as it caused me to reflect on the story of my life.  But I left it with feelings of hope and light for the future that I want to share with others.  To that end, I am now offering Life Purpose Coaching to my menu of services.  You can read more about it at:

As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them 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 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.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:


I have also launched an endeavor that will deliver my services to you at an affordable cost in the form of package deals.  I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights:



Friday, May 26, 2017

Mars and Saturn Facing Off Make it a Memorable Memorial Day


Monday, May 29, 2017 is Memorial Day, an American holiday where we honor our fallen soldiers and is also the unofficial start to the summer season.  But this year could prove to be quite memorable as Mars in 25 degrees of Gemini forms an exact opposition with retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius.

Challenging Mars/Saturn aspects are not easy, breezing flowing aspects by any stretch of the imagination.  These two planets are known as the malefic planets, with Saturn taking top billing as the greater malefic.  Malefics are generally reputed to be unsupportive and at times destructive. I am a true veteran on this score as the proud owner of Mars in Aquarius squaring Saturn in Scorpio. Indeed, having a Mars/Saturn square or opposition can at times make you feel like you are your own worst enemy and the war being waged is more of an internal one precipitated by external circumstances beyond our control.

What can we expect during this Mars/Saturn opposition?  The major themes of Mars and Saturn misbehaving are frustration, obstacles and delays. Saturn loves to test us by presenting us with delays and obstacles in our path.  And Mars is all about how we express our anger and passion.  We may find it difficult to express our anger or conversely, we may wind up projecting our frustration and irritability on others.  I have been feeling quite irritable myself since the new moon in Gemini on May 24th and I have been hearing similar tales from friends and clients.  We may also have the experience of feeling misunderstood.
If we suppress our anger during the effects of this aspect (which should only last a couple of days, fortunately), we might find our physical health taking a hit.  The best ways to deal with this bottleneck of frustration are to exercise and try to call on our reserves of self-discipline and patience.  Discipline and self-patience may be in short supply or literally feel like they are missing in action under the auspices of this brief transit.  If we do wind up exploding, maybe this is the time to consider to bring on the anger management therapy or classes.  The silver lining with this aspect is that the players are in mutable signs, not fixed signs, so the damages should be minimal or blow over quickly.

The new moon in 5 degrees of Gemini on May 25th did not aspect any other planets, but we did have one doozy of an aspect on that day that may have provided a buildup to the Mars/Saturn aspect. Venus in 17 degrees of Aries squared Pluto in 19 degrees of Capricorn.  On that day I tweeted:

Once again, I am a veteran of yet another challenging aspect.  My natal retrograde Venus in Scorpio squares my Pluto in Leo.  Obsession and compulsion rule with this aspect and we are not above engaging in manipulative tactics to get what we want in relationships or financial matters. Intensity prevails with this aspect and there is a tendency to experience confusion regarding love and power.  There is also a tremendous difficulty in letting go of relationships that are toxic, especially if this aspect occurs in fixed signs.  But a Venus Pluto square in cardinal signs may have made some of us eager to initiate change.

Not all is gloom and doom in the astrological world, though.  On Sunday, May 28, 2017, we have a delightful sextile between Mercury in 12 degrees of Taurus and Neptune in 14 degrees of Pisces. This aspect will promote inspiration and we can have more faith in whatever psychic impressions we receive being on the mark.  Enjoy this one!

The moon in Cancer on Memorial Day will be stirring up its own brand of trouble, though. Prior to the Mars/Saturn opposition, the Cancer moon will be inconjunct Saturn in Sagittarius.  Once again, the themes of my chart are being activated as I have this aspect natally, only with a Gemini moon and Saturn in Scorpio. With this aspect, we may be feeling somewhat insecure about what responsibilities we can handle.  And a Cancer moon has a way of making us feel vulnerable and defensive.  That Cancer moon also squares Uranus in 26 degrees of Aries on Memorial Day, so there could be some unexpected emotional events stirring the pot. But that Cancer moon has the power to redeem itself on Memorial Day when it trines Chiron in 28 degrees of Pisces, opening the floodgates for healing to occur.
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If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the next set of eclipses in 2017. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters. And they will occur in the signs of nodes, Leo and Aquarius.   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:


A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice.

Recently I undertook an intensive life purpose coaching training program and became certified as a Life Purpose Coach.  It was an intense, eye-opening experience that changed my life as it caused me to reflect on the story of my life.  But I left it with feelings of hope and light for the future that I want to share with others.  To that end, I am now offering Life Purpose Coaching to my menu of services.  You can read more about it at:


As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them 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 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.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:


I have also launched an endeavor that will deliver my services to you at an affordable cost in the form of package deals.  I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


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Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Saturn Trining Uranus Helps Organize the Revolution and New Moon in Gemini Spreads the Word





Change and transition are in the air.  But we are indeed fortunate that Saturn and Uranus are playing nice in the sandbox together for the second of three flowing, historic trines.  The first trine occurred on December 24, 2016 when a direct Saturn in 20 degrees of Sagittarius trined a retrograde Uranus in 20 degrees of Aries.  Today, on May 19, 2017 we are experiencing benefits of the second trine with a retrograde Saturn in 26 degrees of Sagittarius trining a direct Uranus in 26 degrees of Aries.  The final trine aspect occurs on November 11, 2017 with a direct Saturn in 25 degrees of Sagittarius trining a retrograde Uranus in 25 degrees.

While Saturn has a reputation for adhering to structure and the status quo, it is definitely no slouch in the organization department.  This is the key piece and most delightful part of this aspect.  Yes, we all know that Uranus in Aries has been wreaking havoc and instigating change for the past few years.  But when these two heavy duty planetary hitters who are not known for their camaraderie or compatibility join forces and work together, it is possible to have an organized revolution.  No one disputes the fact that the world is in a period of transition, but with Saturn actually helping and not hindering the process of change, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Saturn trining Uranus can help restore order out of chaos because it allows us to implement change in a calmer, more orderly fashion with meticulousness and more patience. 

Both Saturn and Uranus are in fire signs and fire is renowned for its courage and ability to see difficult situations through to the end.  We get an added bonus from the north node in 28 degrees of Leo, which forms a grand fire trine with Saturn and Uranus.  How sweet is that!  Remember that the lion is the symbol for Leo, and I think you will agree that Leo is a fierce warrior. The north node in Leo is pushing us to be more creative and courageous in fulfilling our destiny.  It is also functioning on a collective level these days by assisting Saturn and Uranus to change old structures and systems that are no longer serving our highest good.

The Resistance movement against President Donald Trump is a perfect example of all this fire energy in motion.  The north node in 28 degrees of Leo was in his 12th house conjunct his 29 degree Leo ascendant when former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to oversee the investigation between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials on May 17th.  When the north node entered Leo on May 10th it conjuncted his ascendant and he fired FBI director James Comey on May 9th.  I dare say things will get really interesting when the north node is in 26 degrees of Leo exactly conjunct his Mars in Leo in June 2017.  I’m sure he is feeling the effects already in light of his recent comments regarding the investigation being a “witch hunt.” But I also think that Robert Mueller is a perfect example of Saturn in action trining Uranus.  Robert Mueller is unilaterally respected for his knowledge, experience and integrity.  He has been described as “utterly incorruptible” and is a perfect symbol for the Saturn figure in this ongoing drama.  He will be thorough and meticulous in his investigation and leave no stone unturned.  The truth will be revealed. What more can we ask for? 

On May 20, 2017, the sun enters Gemini and we have a new moon in 5 degrees of Gemini on May 25, 2017.  Gemini is an air sign that loves to disseminate information and this upcoming new moon will be no exception.  My natal moon is in Gemini and I am very comfortable with its frenetic energy level. Mars is also in Gemini, so the vibe will definitely be breezy, creative and communication will be highly emphasized.  The new moon should feature a veritable birthing process of new ideas.  Gemini loves to share ideas, so this should be a very social new moon and very newsworthy. 

On May 25, 2017, the day of the new moon in Gemini, we also have a cardinal T-square aspect featuring Pluto in 19 degrees of Capricorn as the focal planet.  Pluto in Capricorn squares Venus in 19 degrees of Aries and Jupiter in 14 degrees of Libra. With Pluto squaring both Jupiter and Venus, who are opposing each other, it should be an interesting day. A T-square stimulates drive and courage, but it can also generate tension and conflict.  It could have on impact on interpersonal relationships as well, because Pluto is also conjunct Juno in 17 degrees of Capricorn.  Juno is frequently referred to as the “marriage asteroid.” 

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the next set of eclipses in 2017. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters. And they will occur in the signs of nodes,   including 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:


A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice.

Recently I undertook an intensive life purpose coaching training program and became certified as a Life Purpose Coach.  It was an intense, eye-opening experience that changed my life as it caused me to reflect on the story of my life.  But I left it with feelings of hope and light for the future that I want to share with others.  To that end, I am now offering Life Purpose Coaching to my menu of services.  You can read more about it at:

As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


I have recently joined the International Center for Reiki Training Membership Association.

Please feel free to learn more about this wonderful organization at:

For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them 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 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.

Additionally, I began seeing clients on Sunday afternoons in Coolidge Corner, Brookline for Reiki treatments on February 5, 2017.  I actually signed the paperwork on the office sublet on January 27th, the day of the new moon in Aquarius, and when I opened for business on February 5th, Venus was in Aries in my 6th house.  Talk about working that entrepreneurial spirit!   You can learn more about my expanded practice, including the hours and address at:


I have also launched an endeavor that will deliver my services to you at an affordable cost in the form of package deals.  I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights at: