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Friday, October 13, 2017

Venus Enters Libra, Mercury in Scorpio and a New Moon in Libra




The Libra/Scorpio astrological party is gaining momentum as more planets join the roster of guests. The Sun and Mercury are in Libra, Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 10th, Venus enters Libra, its home sign on October 14, 2017 and Mercury enters Scorpio on October 17, 2017.  Then we have a new moon in 26 degrees of Libra on October 19, 2017.  The pace is definitely picking up.

Venus is eminently more comfortable in the sign of Libra than it was in Virgo, the sign of its fall.  Venus rules Libra, so it will be in its element until November 7, 2017.  Venus in Virgo demonstrated love through service to others but Venus in Libra is much more romantic.  Venus in Libra is charming, diplomatic, amenable to compromise, and idealistic.  Appearances matter when Venus is in Libra, so don’t be surprised if you are tempted to engage in a makeover or at least purchase some new fall clothes.  The only downside with Venus in Libra is that it can be indecisive and prone to excessive people pleasing.  Don’t fall into the trap of excessive dependency or martyrdom, which can cross the line into codependency.  If we are mindful of these potential pitfalls, Venus in Libra should be a thoroughly enjoyable transit.

Retrograde Uranus in Aries is not sitting idly by with all of these changes, however.  On October 11, 2017, only one day after Jupiter entered Scorpio, Uranus in Aries formed an annoying, irritating inconjunct aspect with Venus in Virgo.  This inspired me to tweet:
I am mentioning this because Uranus in Aries is very active astrologically these days.  On October 14, 2017, Mercury in 26 degrees of Libra opposes Uranus in 26 degrees of Aries.  Are you seeing a pattern here?  Both Venus and Mercury make challenging aspects to Uranus before they enter new signs.  Mercury opposing Uranus will be stressful and we may feel like we are in a state of mental overload.  Computers and electronics may give us trouble.  Probably the best way of coping with this energy is to think outside of the box.

Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio on October 17, 2017 and we will find our communication taking on a more intense tone as our mental focus becomes more sharp, profound and analytical.  It will be a time of seeking deeper meanings.  Trust me on this one because I have my natal Mercury in Scorpio. Of course the flip side of Mercury in Scorpio is that communication can get downright sarcastic with that Scorpio stinger, so be mindful on that score.  But Mercury in Scorpio will conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio on October 18, 2017 and this aspect will amplify our optimism and enthusiasm.

We have an action packed new moon on October 19, 2017 in 26 degrees of Libra.  Once again, Uranus in Aries is front and center.  It is opposing both the sun and moon in Libra, which can make us feel restless and lead to unpredictability and volatility in relationships.  Mars in 27 degrees of Virgo will be inconjunct retrograde Uranus in 26 degrees of Aries, which can increase the impulsive nature of the new moon.  Risk-taking will be more dangerous.  Do you see what I mean about a pattern here with planets forming challenging aspects to Uranus before they change signs?

The general rule of thumb with a new moon is that it is a time to plant new seeds for future endeavors. This is definitely a transition phase for making positive changes.  We have Saturn in 23 degrees of Sagittarius sextiling this new moon.  This is a really pleasant aspect and Saturn is bringing patience and perseverance to the mix as it improves relationships with authority figures. Saturn will moderate the unexpected changes brought by Uranus (that good old Saturn/Uranus trine in play) as it helps us find new ways of doing things without rocking the boat. 

I am excited about this new moon in Libra because it forms an exact conjunction with my Neptune in the first house.  I will probably be very sensitive on that day but that should be beneficial for my work.

If you are curious as to how Jupiter and now Mercury in Scorpio will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.

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 was also featured in the July 3rd edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


Additionally, I 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, October 6, 2017

Jupiter Enters Scorpio for a Year of Expansive Rebirth


Are you still reeling from the shock of the Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017 and the full moon in Aries on October 5, 2017?  I know that I am and I am definitely looking forward to some good astrological news on the horizon. Trust me, it is on the way in the form of Jupiter entering the sign of Scorpio on October 10, 2017.

I know that last week I wrote glowingly about Mars in 16 degrees of Virgo trining Pluto in 16 degrees of Capricorn on October 1st and how it was such a positive aspect in terms of being assertive while maintaining harmony. Clearly, it did not manifest that way.  I couldn’t resist looking at the chart for the time of the shooting, which was 10:08 p.m. on October 1.2017.  Take a look:


The first thing that struck me about this chart was that Pluto in Capricorn fell in the 8th house of death, transformation, rebirth and joint finances.  Many people travel to Las Vegas to gamble as well as to see entertainment. And Mars in Virgo fell in the 4th house of beginnings and endings in life.  The ascendant for the time of the shooting was 21 degrees of Gemini, which symbolized how this shooting affected so many different people.  The midheaven was in 0 degrees of Pisces and I instinctively felt that this represented the very public role of the victims.  The moon was in 25 degrees of Aquarius conjunct the south node of the moon in 21 degrees of Aquarius, which probably explained the level of planning and detachment that Stephen Paddock, the shooter exhibited in carrying out his mission.  I was also deeply troubled by the fact that the moon was conjunct the midheaven in 0 degrees of Pisces. This seemed to reinforce the theme that the perpetrator was completely detached and had absolutely no compassion for his victims.  Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, there is no time of birth available for Stephen Paddock, but his birth date is April 9, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa. 

And then of course there was the aspect of Jupiter in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries.  They were exact in 27 degrees and this energy could have set off Stephen Paddock's Saturn Neptune conjunction in Libra that opposed his natal Venus in 25 degrees of Aries and his sun in 19 degrees of Aries.  Aspects between Jupiter and Uranus can bring sudden and swift events that seem to come out of the blue.  As of this writing, there has not been a motive discovered for this violent act. The only thing we know for sure is that Stephen Paddock was experiencing some mental health issues.

On October 4, 2017, we experienced one aspect that I felt offered us the opportunity to begin the process of moving on from this tragedy.  It inspired me to tweet:

But Pluto continued to be a major player in the astrological drama of the full moon.  On October 5, 2017 I tweeted:
Pluto kicks it up a notch again on October 9, 2017 when the sun and Mercury in 15 degrees of Libra are forming a square to Pluto in 16 degrees of Capricorn.  We could be facing another day of intense power struggles.

But there is some light at the end of the tunnel when Jupiter enters the sign of Scorpio on October 10, 2017 and stays there until November 8, 2018.  Scorpios are bound to be rejoicing when Jupiter the Great Benefic and Bestower of Good Luck (or as I prefer to call him, the astrological Santa Claus) enters its sun sign.  All of the water signs will benefit (let’s hear it for Cancers and Pisces), as well as the earth signs of Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo, courtesy of Jupiter in Scorpio forming an easygoing sextile to Pluto in Virgo.  This sextile will give tremendous power to Jupiter because Pluto is Scorpio’s ruling planet.  We will be feeling the effects of this sextile on January 8-21, 2018, April 7-22, 2018 and September 7-18, 2018.

What are the areas of expansion that Jupiter in Scorpio will rule?  Jupiter in Scorpio will see expansion in sexuality, death, rebirth, transformation, the greater mysteries in life, joint finances and taxes.  Maybe we will finally get some positive changes in our tax laws.  Major themes with Jupiter in Scorpio include using power to heal others and receiving resources from others.   Jupiter in Scorpio will nudge us to dig deep and regenerate ourselves.  The last time Jupiter transited the sign of Scorpio was from October 26, 2005 through November 23, 2006.  You might find it helpful to think back to what was happening in your life back then and see if any similar issues crop up.

Jupiter in Scorpio will also be forming a beneficial trine to Neptune in Pisces from November 28- December 5, 2017, May 20 –June 1, 2018 and August 12 – 23, 2018. Jupiter trining Neptune is a boon for psychic sensitivity, prophetic dreams and feelings of compassion will intensify.  This aspect is really a blessing.

One of the most encouraging facts about this particular Jupiter in Scorpio transit is that unlike the recent transit of Jupiter in Libra, which was anything but harmonious, there are no challenging aspects from the outer planets.  Jupiter in Libra faced a tough opposition to Uranus in Aries and a square to Pluto in Capricorn.  For many people, this seemed to perpetuate the effects of the Uranus Pluto squares that pervaded the astrological landscape from 2012 through 2015.  Jupiter in Scorpio will be playing nice with Pluto and Uranus, which is a welcome relief.

For me personally, Jupiter in Scorpio will begin its transit in my 1st house, conjuncting my natal Mercury in Scorpio on October 10th and then conjuncting my natal Pallas and Saturn in Scorpio in early December.   But it moves into my 2nd house on December 24th (Merry Christmas) and then conjuncts my Scorpio sun in January 2018.  Happy New Year!

If you are curious as to how Jupiter in Scorpio will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.
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 was also featured in the July 3rd edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


Additionally, I 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, September 29, 2017

Mercury Enters Libra and a Full Moon in Aries



Hang on folks, because the intensity of the past week shows no signs of abating.  A week ago the moon was in Scorpio and when it moved into Sagittarius on September 25th, I mistakenly believed the emotional tone would lighten up, but I was sadly mistaken.  On September 26, 2017, I tweeted:  
I quickly realized that I had hit a collective nerve with that tweet. It may have been a Sagittarius moon but it was far from jolly and spontaneous.  Chalk that up to it squaring Mars in Virgo and conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius.


On September 28, 2017, we had two more major astrological events, Pluto stationing direct in 16 degrees of Capricorn and the third and final Jupiter in Libra/Uranus in Aries opposition in 27 degrees of their respective signs.  On that day I tweeted: 


But the fun is starting today when Mercury moves into the Venus ruled sign of Libra at 8:42 pm and it stays in Libra until October 17, 2017.  Mercury in Libra is all about charm and diplomacy accompanied by bouts of indecisiveness. We are all familiar with the stereotype of Libra saying “What do you think?”  I have a Libra ascendant, and I confess that that I am prone to asking 10 people what they think before I make a major decision.  The tone of communications is about to change drastically.  We can find it possible to be more rational (don’t forget that Libra scales of justice symbol), but we want to please people and compromise may be much easier in relationships than it has been in recent weeks.  And Mercury in Libra will feature prominently in the upcoming full moon in Aries on October 5, 2017.

But we also have a pretty major aspect occurring on October 1, 2017.  Mars in 16 degrees of Virgo will be forming an exact trine to newly direct Pluto in 16 degrees of Capricorn.  This is a good thing to be sure.  These two heavy hitters, the co-rulers of the sign Scorpio, are playing nice together.  The beauty of this aspect is that you can be assertive and direct while still maintaining harmony.  Mars and Pluto working together can provide a surge of directed energy to achieve ambitions.  It is a win-win situation, so strike while the iron is hot on this day.

And next week the big news is the full moon in 12 degrees of Aries on October 5, 2017.  This will be a very powerful full moon, due in no small part to the preponderance of planets in cardinal signs.  Obviously, the sun and moon are in cardinal signs (Libra and Aries), but we also have Mercury in Libra, Jupiter in Libra, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn.  Cardinal signs are all about action, setting intention and getting moving things moving.  They are the movers and shakers of the zodiac.

Both the sun and moon will be squaring Pluto in 16 degrees of Capricorn, so this full moon will carry a strong relationship theme.  It will challenge how you handle power—do you give your power away or do you control others?  Compromise is another theme of this full moon as it literally symbolizes the Aries moon (me) vs. the Libra sun (we) dichotomy. The fact that Venus and Mars are conjunct in 19 degrees of Virgo and trining Pluto in 16 degrees of Capricorn on the day of the full moon adds to the relationship mix.  Venus and Mars in Virgo are also squaring Saturn in 22 degrees of Sagittarius, which adds more stress to the situation due to negative feelings surfacing.  And Saturn’s presence in this full moon will ensure that we don’t neglect our responsibilities in relationships. 

Full moons are also about revealing secrets and with Pluto in Capricorn being aspected so heavily I wouldn’t be surprised if some government secrets were let out of the political bag so to speak.  A full moon squaring Pluto can bring out compulsive and destructive behavior that leads to power struggles.

The plot really thickens with Mercury in Libra during this full moon.  Mercury will be in 9 degrees of Libra conjunct the sun in 12 degrees of Libra.  Naturally this means that the full moon in Aries is opposing Mercury in Libra and this can result in arguments or misunderstandings (let’s just be grateful that Mercury is direct) as we seek to communicate our feelings.

I don’t know about any of you, but I have been immensely enjoying the last days of Jupiter transiting Libra and the Jupiter/Uranus opposition.  Of course, I have a natal Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Cancer, so I am attuned to its energy.  Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 10, 2017.  More on that next week.  For the past week, transiting Jupiter has been conjunct my natal Neptune in Libra in my first house and I have been experiencing an incredibly expansive spiritual time.  My dreams have been intense and vivid, conjuring up people from my past.  I am hoping that this is for the purpose of healing on a deeper level.  It is also fueling my work as a healer and empowering me with more compassion for others. 

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary aspects are affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.

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 was also featured in the July 3rd edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


Additionally, I 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, September 22, 2017

The Sun Enters Libra, Mars Opposes Neptune and Jupiter Opposes Uranus Take 3



Happy Fall Equinox!  The sun is entering the air sign of Libra at 4:02 pm on September 22, 2017, officially kicking off the fall season.  But many of us may have begun to feel the Libra vibe on September 20, 2017, when the moon entered Libra, prompting me to tweet:



There is a big energy difference between the sun in Virgo and the sun in Libra.  The sun in Virgo is all business, down to earth (it is after all, an earth sign), very practical and analytical.  Virgo likes to focus on service to others and health. When the sun enters Libra, we are in for a month when the focus shifts to finding balance and harmony through relationships with others and through art.  It is a very social air sign that is the ultimate people pleaser.  Libra doesn’t like to rock the boat and there can be problems with decision making while the sun is transiting Libra.  Libra is the sign representing the scales of justice and it tends to weigh all factors very carefully before rendering a decision. This is where the notorious quality of Libra indecisiveness comes into play.  I’m sure all of know at least one Libra who feels the need to ask at least 10 people what they think before making a decision.

But Libra at its best can be tactful, stylish, tolerant and sociable.  Polite and cooperative are also accurate descriptions of positive Libra traits.  Just be mindful that the shadow side of Libra, in addition to its indecisiveness, includes a self-serving nature, passive aggressive behavior and a tendency towards being superficial.

The Libra energy will manifest in whatever house of your chart it happens to be transiting.  For me, it starts in my 12th house and on October 9th, it enters my 1st house.  Needless to say, I am counting the days for the 1st house transit.  Right now I am dealing with my subconscious, letting go and themes of retreat, regeneration and rest are paramount. Having the sun transit the 1st house is a fun time – it is time to be in the spotlight and put the focus on yourself.  It is me time and I plan on making the most of it.  If you are curious as to where this is happening in your chart, please consider getting an astrological reading with me.  I offer three and six month transit readings which can be very informative and really give you a heads up on what is in store for you in the coming months.

On September 24, 2017, Mars in Virgo will be opposing Neptune in Pisces in 12 degrees of their respective signs.  I won’t sugarcoat it; this can be one challenging transit.  It can be accompanies by feelings of discouragement, weakness and inadequacy. It can also trigger issues with addiction and substance abuse. The challenge of this transit is to act with compassion and with a mind towards oneness while being mindful of the fact that what you resist persists.  Resistance can also mean blocking change on an individual and global level as we feel stuck and literally resist the call to move forward.  And Neptune’s influence can also make this a prime time for con artists and scammers to emerge while many of us may be dealing with our own self-deception.  This is not an optimal time to be assertive in career matters because disappointment may result.

All is not gloom and doom with this Mars/Neptune aspect, however, Remember that Mars is not terribly comfortable in Virgo, while Neptune has the home court advantage because Neptune is in its home sign of Pisces.  Neptune in Pisces has the power to link us to universal truth, wisdom and intuition to guide us.  It’s a pretty potent package and it can overrule Mars.  The trick of surviving and prospering with this transit is to regard it as a mirror for deceptions and hidden agendas.  Pay attention to your dreams and intuition at this time,

On September 28, 2017, the same day that Pluto stations direct in 16 degrees of Capricorn, we have the third and final Jupiter in Libra opposition to Uranus in Aries.  The first opposition occurred on December 27, 2016 in 20 degrees when both planets were direct, and the second opposition occurred on March 7, 2017 in 22 degrees when Jupiter was retrograde.  This time it will occur in 27 degrees and Uranus is retrograde.  Uranus in Aries can be very tough and a real game changer, while Jupiter in Libra is trying to balance both sides and make everything work.  This aspect has a strong theme of an increased need for personal freedom and excitement.  Many of us will experience a strong urge to rebel against whatever is holding us back from having fun.  Jupiter/Uranus contacts are very unpredictable and your luck can change in the blink of an eye.  I have a natal Jupiter/Uranus conjunction myself and I can attest to this fact.  This aspect will also be hitting my Neptune in 26 degrees of Libra, so I know that I will be in its crossfire.  Perhaps the best way to deal with the sense of urgency and need for change that this transit inspires is to consider a change in beliefs.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary aspects are affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.
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 was also featured in the July 3rd edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


Additionally, I 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, September 15, 2017

The Virgo Posse Expands As Venus Enters Virgo and New Moon in Virgo



Venus is joining the posse of planets in Virgo which includes the sun, Mars, and Mercury on September 19th.  As an added bonus, Mercury is finally out of its retrograde shadow on that day as well.

But before Venus enters Virgo, Venus in Leo conjuncts the north node in Leo on September 15, 2017.  This is a truly delightful aspect for creative purposes and working on improving relationships.  A north node in Leo is helping all of us get more in touch with our creativity and ability to love, so this is a very sweet combination as it guides us on our collective destiny.

I sense also that many of us are still reeling from the effects of last week’s full moon in Pisces and the recent hurricane Irma in Florida.  Somehow I believe that the combination of the August eclipses and that full moon in Pisces, the sign ruled by Neptune, are partially responsible for all of this water damage.  But Pisces also rules compassion and healing, and that energy is particularly potent these days with both Chiron and Neptune in Pisces.  The moon moved into its home sign of Cancer on September 13th and coming on the heels of Hurricane Irma and the anniversary of 9/11, I have certainly felt that intensely emotional water energy.  On September 14th, I tweeted:




.As an empath and healer, I have been inundated with the depth of emotions that I am experiencing in response to recent events in the world.  As a healer, I just want to make things better.  It is truly encouraging to see that others are feeling this compassionate vibe.  On September 14th I also retweeted a tweet that represented the good stories coming as a result of Irma:
Initially, I believed that my nostalgia and reflective mood were due to the sun transiting my 12th house, but I think that the recent full moon in Pisces on September 6th is an even bigger player and contributing factor in this drama.

Venus in Virgo will be vastly different from Venus in Leo.  Venus in Leo was all about fun, romance, flirting and generosity to the point of extravagance.  Venus in Virgo is considered to be in its sign of fall because it is exalted in Pisces, but Venus in Virgo has its merits.  Venus in Virgo is in an earth sign, so love will be expressed through practical means and gestures: handling detailed work, doing errands and just plain being there.  It is not flashy or dramatic.  Virgo has a strong theme of service to others and rendering service to others is one of the ways Venus in Virgo expresses love.  The only downside with Venus in Virgo that we need to be mindful of is a tendency to be too critical of or picky with our partners.  Venus will leave Virgo on October 14, 2017 and enter Libra then.  Venus rules Libra and Taurus, so it will be a lot more comfortable and social there.  But this year in particular, let’s use the Venus in Virgo energy to render service to others.

The new moon in 27 degrees of Virgo occurs at 1:30 a. m. on the east coast of the United States. New moons are a time of new beginnings and setting new intentions.  This new moon falls in my 12th house, but wherever 27 degrees of Virgo falls in your chart is the area of life where you will want to set new intentions.  This new moon has a lot of positive aspects surrounding it.  We are still in the throes of a Grand Fire Trine involving the north node in 23 degrees of Leo, Saturn in 21 degrees of Sagittarius and Uranus in 27 degrees of Aries.  Grand trines represent the most positive qualities of the element involved and a grand trine in fire is forward looking, inspiring and creative.

There is also a great deal of mutable energy involved in this new moon.  We have the posse of planets in Virgo, but we also have Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, which are also activated during this new moon.  Mutable signs are renowned for their flexibility and adaptability, their literal ability to go with the flow.  Neptune in Pisces will be opposing Mercury in Virgo during this new moon, which will fuel our creativity and imagination. The new moon in 27 degrees of Virgo will also be in direct opposition to Chiron in 27 degrees of Pisces, which can help heal old wounds.  The trick with the opposition to Chiron is to surrender and accept those wounds.  If we do this, we are actually withdrawing the energy required for maintaining them in our lives and not feeding them.  Both personally and professionally the theme of surrender has emerged for me this past week. My clients are feeling it and so am I.  Sometimes we just need to surrender the need to control the outcome and let go of the past as much as possible.  The third mutable sign of Sagittarius features prominently too because Saturn in 21 degrees of Sagittarius forms a T-square with the moon and Chiron.  A new moon in Virgo is also a good time for establishing a new health regime, especially if it falls in your 6th house. Don’t be afraid to try natural remedies for healing or complementary methods of healing, like acupuncture or Reiki.
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