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Friday, November 15, 2019

Mars Enters Scorpio and Mercury Stations Direct



The sun may be winding down its transit in Scorpio, but there is still plenty of Scorpio energy influencing us.  We had a major belt of it earlier this week with the Sun Mercury conjunction in Scorpio on November 11, 2019 and the Full Moon in Taurus on November 12, 2019.  These aspects inspired me to tweet:


But the strongest Scorpio energy is yet to come.  On November 19, 2019 Mars enters the sign of Scorpio until January 3, 2020.  Mars is very strong and potent in the sign of Scorpio and in the sign of Aries, the two signs it rules.  Until Pluto was discovered, Mars was deemed to be the ruler of Scorpio.  When Mars is transiting Scorpio, we have the ability to act on our deepest desires.  We are more driven and focused on getting what we want.  It bears repeating that Scorpio is fixed water, so we have more tenacity and perseverance when Mars is in Scorpio.  In fact, we may be attracted to crisis because we perceive it as transformative and emotionally exciting as we find it easier to work through difficult challenges.  Don’t be surprised if you find yourself craving extreme emotions during this transit.

When Mars is in Scorpio we have no fear of confronting the darker side of life and it’s a perfect time for psychological self-examination.  A strong sense of purpose prevails while Mars is in Scorpio.  Mars transiting Scorpio also holds the potential for helping us to develop our personal power if we can avoid the pitfalls of power struggles, revenge, resentment and an inability to forgive. These pitfalls represent the shadow side of Scorpio, so we will need to be mindful or we could wind up expressing unrelenting aggressiveness and anger.  While Mars in Scorpio is definitely more direct and assertive than Mars in Libra (where it has been since October 4, 2019), there is also a tendency to be manipulative and act in a passive-aggressive manner with Mars in Scorpio.  I’m just warning you about yet another potential pitfall that could exist with Mars in Scorpio.

Mars will be in Scorpio throughout the holidays and during the last eclipse of 2019 on December 26, 2019 in 4 degrees of Capricorn.  The year 2020 will start with Mars in 28 degrees of Scorpio and that will be hitting my chart in terms of conjuncting my Venus in Scorpio, trining my Uranus and Jupiter in Cancer and squaring my Pluto in Leo.  I sense that there will be plenty of action for me to start the year 2020.

On the following day, November 20, 2019 Mercury stations direct in 11 degrees of Scorpio, which should bring a collective sigh of relief around the world.  Communications should start returning to normal but please be mindful of the fact that Mercury doesn’t officially clear its retrograde shadow until December 7, 2019 in 27 degrees of Scorpio.  This means that Mercury will not be operating at full speed until December but we should all notice some improvement when it stations direct.

When a planet stations retrograde or direct, its influence is stronger than normal.  On November 20, 2019 the moon in Virgo is favorably sextiling Mercury in Scorpio, which encourages us to talk about family and relationship problems.  I don’t know about you, but I have found that this Mercury retrograde was particularly frustrating.  It conjuncted most of my Scorpio planets, squared my Mars in Aquarius and opposed my Pluto in Leo. I will definitely be relieved to see Mercury moving forward.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $35.

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

Since I love to talk astrology and believe in making it more available to everyone, I am now offering pay by the minute astrology readings through Click 4Advisor.  Check it out at:


This might be the perfect way for you to get a taste of what astrology can do for you in terms of providing insight into your life during these challenging time.  Obviously the 30 minute readings are the best deal, but you might be surprised by how much you learn in 10 minutes or less from a brief glance at your chart. If I am not available you can always request a callback and I will respond quickly.

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. 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.

I am also available for tarot readings in person if you are in the Boston area or by telephone if you are unable to travel to my home in Newton, MA.  I use the Celestial Tarot Deck, which I love because it contains so many astrological symbols.  A tarot reading is another great option for obtaining insight and clarity.

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 at my home in Newton, MA on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.  Recently I have added online booking for my Sunday clients on my site.  Check it out at:


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


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 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:


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




Friday, November 8, 2019

A Rare Sun Mercury Conjunction and an Intense Full Moon in Taurus Add More Intensity to Scorpio Season



Scorpio season is kicking into really high gear with two major aspects on November 11th and November 12, 2019.  On November 11, 2019 the sun and retrograde Mercury will be conjunct in 18 degrees of Scorpio.  Mercury will be visible for about five hours as a little black dot crossing over the face of the sun.  It is comparable to the effects of a solar eclipse and if you plan on watching it you should take the same precautions with your eyes that you take in viewing a solar eclipse.  We haven’t had a contact of the sun and Mercury in Scorpio since November 8, 2006 in 16 degrees of Scorpio and the next one will occur on November 13, 2032 in 22 degrees of Scorpio.

The sun Mercury conjunction will undoubtedly reveal some very important information but because Mercury is retrograde there could very well be some misunderstandings and crises occurring.  At the very least this will be a busy time mentally. This aspect favors making new plans because it has the feel of a new moon and solar eclipse despite the fact that it occurs the day before a full moon. 

On November 12, 2019 we have a powerfully intense full moon in 19 degrees of Taurus.  This comes just one week after Mars in Libra was square Pluto in Capricorn in 20 degrees of their respective signs and some of us may still be feeling its effects on the full moon.  On November 5, 2019, I tweeted:
It would be a vast understatement to say that this is going to be one complicated full moon.  It involves two fixed signs, Scorpio and Taurus.  Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and Taurus is ruled by Venus.  All full moons involve a theme of balance, but with these two signs, it pertains to balancing our physical needs (Taurus) and our spiritual needs (Scorpio).  A full moon is also characterized by a time of closure, completion, and culmination.  The sun in Scorpio indicates that some secrets could be revealed that alter the course of our action and the Taurus moon could see us reaping the fruits of our labors and completing goals.  Taurus is very connected with the material world and stability.  The sun in Scorpio is asking us to review what we need to release in our lives in order to transform and renew ourselves.

The full moon in 19 degrees of Taurus also trines Pluto in 21 degrees of Capricorn.  This aspect increases the emotional intensity and sensitivity while increasing our sense of perception and ability to psychologically transform ourselves.  The Scorpio sun is also forming a supportive sextile to Pluto in Capricorn.  And let’s not forget Saturn in Capricorn; it receives the same aspects from the sun in Scorpio and Taurus moon as Saturn and Pluto continue on their path for their big conjunction in 22 degrees of Capricorn on January 12, 2020.  This means that the potential for setting goals and making them real is highly favored with all of this focused energy.

This is also a highly creative full moon because it sextiles Neptune in 16 degrees of Pisces which can literally send us into some altered states of perception and inspiration.  Don’t forget that Scorpio sun trining Neptune as well; how sweet can it get?  We might find ourselves experiencing deep levels of compassion and forgiveness as a result of this aspect. 

We still have some challenging aspects on this full moon in addition to the sun opposing the moon.  It goes without saying that the moon is also opposing retrograde Mercury, so communications can become quite heated.  This theme is further amplified by the fact that the full moon in Taurus is inconjunct Mars in Libra, which recently squared Pluto in Capricorn.  All of this energy can lead to even more intensity, anger and impulsiveness.

But we have one more really sweet saving grace aspect on this full moon. Mars in 25 degrees of Libra sextiles Jupiter in 25 degrees of Sagittarius.  This is a very supportive aspect that bestows strength, courage and good fortune if we remain open to the opportunities that present themselves to us.

I am personally very invested in this full moon in Taurus because it occurs on my birthday and falls in my 8th house of transformation, rebirth, sex, death and joint finances.  I have no doubt that the coming year will be very significant for me and could usher in a year of major transformation.  And I know that the Sun Mercury conjunction will impact me in a big way because it is conjunct my sun and Venus in Scorpio in my 2nd house of personal finances and values. My mother always told me that I was due on November 11th and ever since I was a child, I have started celebrating my birthday on November 11th because it was a holiday—Veterans Day. It’s a tradition that I have continued throughout my life and I don’t see it stopping any time soon, although the Taurus moon inconjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius this year is warning me not to take the celebration to extremes.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $35.

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

Since I love to talk astrology and believe in making it more available to everyone, I am now offering pay by the minute astrology readings through Click 4Advisor.  Check it out at:



This might be the perfect way for you to get a taste of what astrology can do for you in terms of providing insight into your life during these challenging time.  Obviously the 30 minute readings are the best deal, but you might be surprised by how much you learn in 10 minutes or less from a brief glance at your chart. If I am not available you can always request a callback and I will respond quickly.
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. 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.

I am also available for tarot readings in person if you are in the Boston area or by telephone if you are unable to travel to my home in Newton, MA.  I use the Celestial Tarot Deck, which I love because it contains so many astrological symbols.  A tarot reading is another great option for obtaining insight and clarity.

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 at my home in Newton, MA on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.  Recently I have added online booking for my Sunday clients on my site.  Check it out at:


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


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 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:


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


Happy Veterans Day!


Friday, November 1, 2019

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio and Venus Enters Sagittarius





We are officially experiencing the last Mercury Retrograde of 2019.  On October 31, 2019, Mercury stationed retrograde in 27 degrees of Scorpio.  On that day I tweeted:
Mercury was conjunct Venus in Scorpio when it stationed retrograde so relationship issues may need to be dealt with in a more passionate and probing manner. The conjunction to Venus could also affect our finances.

Mercury technically entered its shadow period on October 12, 2019, will station direct on November 20, 2019 and clear its shadow period on December 7, 2019.  I have noticed that many people begin to experience problems when Mercury enters its shadow period only to resolve them during the actual retrograde. Mercury will finally leave the sign of Scorpio on December 9, 2019.

What else can we expect with Mercury retrograde in Scorpio? It will be a very deep and psychological time.  We may very well find ourselves reviewing an emotional situation from our past that wasn’t fully processed during this Mercury retrograde.  It’s not uncommon for people from our past to pop up when Mercury is retrograde.  Mercury retrograde in Scorpio can also reveal secrets, which may be good or bad. Emotional turmoil, suspicions and insecurities could also surface during this Mercury retrograde. The best way of dealing with this energy is to trust our intuition. The last time we had a Mercury retrograde in Scorpio was in October 2014 and that one started in 2 degrees of Scorpio and ended in 16 degrees of Libra, so it wasn’t a full blown Mercury retrograde in Scorpio. But we could be facing similar themes and issues from five years ago.  When a planet is retrograde, especially Mercury, it’s a prime opportunity to reflect on what was going on in the past and discern if there are any parallels today.

If you have any planets between 11-28 degrees of Scorpio or any of the fixed signs of Aquarius, Taurus or Leo, I can predict that you will feel this Mercury retrograde big time.  I am definitely in this category: my sun, Venus, Saturn, and Ceres in Scorpio will be conjuncted while my Mars in Aquarius and Pluto in Leo will be squared.  The bottom line with this Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is that something is dying and transforming on a physical or psychological level.

And don’t forget to turn your clocks back on Saturday night, November 2, 2019 before you go to sleep for Daylight Savings Time!  Mercury retrograde could make it very easy for us to overlook this.

But we do have a ray of light this week.  Venus is leaving Scorpio on November 1, 2019 and camping out in Sagittarius until November 25, 2019. This is a much lighter vibe for relationships than Venus in Scorpio and we are more inclined towards optimism, confidence and a willingness to take risks.  We want to have fun and crave new adventures as we seek excitement and pleasure. Truth and a quest for higher meanings become real priorities while Venus is in Sagittarius.  Just be mindful that the shadow side of Venus in Sagittarius is that we could be desiring instant gratification which could very well lead to excessive spending.

Venus in Sagittarius will have a significant impact on relationships.  On November 3, 2019, Venus in Sagittarius will trine Chiron in 2 degrees of Aries, which can add some honesty as a tool for healing old emotional wounds.  On November 5, 2019, Venus in Sagittarius is inconjunct Uranus in 4 degrees of Taurus.  Inconjuncts are notorious for being uncomfortable and irritating because they require some adjustments or compromises.  Ironically, this is also Election Day in the United States, and while it’s not a major election day as 2020 promises to be, we could still experience some upheavals on this day.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $35.

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

Since I love to talk astrology and believe in making it more available to everyone, I am now offering pay by the minute astrology readings through Click 4Advisor.  Check it out at:



This might be the perfect way for you to get a taste of what astrology can do for you in terms of providing insight into your life during these challenging time.  Obviously the 30 minute readings are the best deal, but you might be surprised by how much you learn in 10 minutes or less from a brief glance at your chart. If I am not available you can always request a callback and I will respond quickly.
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. 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.

I am also available for tarot readings in person if you are in the Boston area or by telephone if you are unable to travel to my home in Newton, MA.  I use the Celestial Tarot Deck, which I love because it contains so many astrological symbols.  A tarot reading is another great option for obtaining insight and clarity.

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 at my home in Newton, MA on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.  Recently I have added online booking for my Sunday clients on my site.  Check it out at:


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


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 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:


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








Friday, October 25, 2019

A Challenging New Moon in Scorpio



We are officially deep in the midst of Scorpio season as of October 23, 2019, when the Sun entered Scorpio.  On that day I tweeted:
But on October 27, 2019 we have a New Moon occurring in 4 degrees of Scorpio.  This new moon will pack quite a wallop because it joins Mercury and Venus in Scorpio and opposes Uranus in 4 degrees of Taurus.  New moons are traditionally considered an opportunity to set new intentions and this one is no exception to that rule. Look to the house where the new moon falls to determine where you should be setting new intentions. Those intentions could manifest in a big way in about six months when we have a full moon in Scorpio.  It falls in my first house of self and is conjunct my Mercury in Scorpio and widely conjunct my Saturn in Scorpio. A new moon in Scorpio generates intensity, deep feelings, tenacity, and extremely focused energy. It can also be a time of releasing repressed feelings so that we can experience new emotional beginnings and enter into a period of empowerment that leads to major transformation in our lives.

The opposition to Uranus in Taurus is particularly challenging because it may bring new awareness of behavior patterns that are no longer serving our best interests.  And in typical Uranus fashion, that awareness can be delivered in a somewhat abrupt and sudden manner.  Uranus has a strong connection to the superconscious, and it can literally be like a lightning bolt of insight when it hits.  Uranus opposing the sun and moon will shake up routines that are stale and too predictable in our lives.  We could feel an immense revolutionary urge. Secrets could be revealed that have a huge impact on the world.  Uncomfortable truths could be revealed, power struggles could emerge and some of us may be dealing with fears of loss and abandonment. Unresolved trauma from the past involving trust issues could very well be triggered under this new moon. Scorpio is an all or nothing sign, and this new moon could manifest in unexpected extremes in relationships and intensified emotions.  Weather patterns could get even more intense and the political drama could be ramped up a notch as more secrets are revealed.

Mars in Libra is doing its fair share to make this a frustrating and challenging new moon as well.  It is squaring Saturn in 15 degrees of Capricorn, which is definitely not fun or an easy aspect to deal with.  I have this aspect natally in my chart, so I am all too familiar with it.  It screams frustration as we feel blocked in our efforts to move forward.  Mars is assertive energy that wants to act and Saturn is all about structures, testing and limitations.  The best way to cope with this energy is to pull back on our assertive impulses and instincts while focusing on setting goals.  Just don’t expect to be able to act on them right now.  Mars in Libra is also forming an irritating inconjunct with Neptune in 16 degrees of Pisces.  Quite literally, we could experience some upsets at sea under the auspices of this aspect.  Or it might just manifest in aggressive behavior and general chaos.  It requires some level of adjustment or compromise in order for these two planets to coexist.

Mercury in Scorpio is slowing down as it prepares to station retrograde in 27 degrees of Scorpio on October 31, 2019.  Will Halloween be trick or treat with Mercury stationing retrograde?  Mercury will be in Scorpio until December 10, 2019 due to the retrograde, so be prepared for some intense communications.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $35.

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

Since I love to talk astrology and believe in making it more available to everyone, I am now offering pay by the minute astrology readings through Click 4Advisor.  Check it out at:


This might be the perfect way for you to get a taste of what astrology can do for you in terms of providing insight into your life during these challenging time.  Obviously the 30 minute readings are the best deal, but you might be surprised by how much you learn in 10 minutes or less from a brief glance at your chart. If I am not available you can always request a callback and I will respond quickly.
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. 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.

I am also available for tarot readings in person if you are in the Boston area or by telephone if you are unable to travel to my home in Newton, MA.  I use the Celestial Tarot Deck, which I love because it contains so many astrological symbols.  A tarot reading is another great option for obtaining insight and clarity.

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 at my home in Newton, MA on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.  Recently I have added online booking for my Sunday clients on my site.  Check it out at:


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


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 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:


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










Friday, October 18, 2019

Mercury and Venus Get Busy in Scorpio Paving the Way for the Sun Entering Scorpio


The full moon may be over, but there is a lot more intensity on the way with Mercury and Venus in Scorpio making some very favorable aspects.  On October 15, 2019 Mercury in Scorpio trined Neptune in Pisces, inspiring me to tweet:
I hope you were able to take full advantage of this highly sensitive, dreamy and compassionate energy.  Mercury in Scorpio is quite the detective and on October 19, 2019 it forms a supportive sextile to Pluto (Scorpio’s ruling planet) in 20 degrees of Capricorn.  This aspect will definitely bring more depth to communication as deeper purposes of actions and reactions are revealed.  The intensity will be at a fever pitch as intellect and intuition are functioning at full throttle.  The only potential danger with this aspect is a tendency to be somewhat controlling, so be mindful of that.  Also on October 19, 2019, Venus in Scorpio will be forming a Grand Water Trine with Neptune in Pisces and the north node in Cancer.   This is a fantastic placement for generating compassion, nurturing and creativity. Who can deny that is something we all need these days?

Venus in Scorpio continues its beneficial aspects on October 20, 2019 when it sextiles Saturn in 14 degrees of Capricorn.  This aspect will increase our need for companionship, but Saturn has such a stabilizing and grounding influence that we can still be practical, cautious and rational.  It can fuel our desire for commitment to relationships or financial situations.  On October 21, 2019, Venus will be trining Neptune in 16 degrees of Pisces.  This aspect will inspire feelings of love, creativity and compassion.  It’s a very romantic and dreamy vibe.  It can also manifest in the desire for entertaining or being entertained.  If you feel like seeing a movie, play or going to the museum under the auspices of this aspect, go for it.


The Sun joins Mercury and Venus in Scorpio on October 23, 2019 for its annual transit.  It’s a major change from the sun in Libra, when we’re more inclined to not rock the boat and engage in tactful and people pleasing behavior as we seek balance and enjoy the finer things in life because Libra is ruled by Venus. Scorpio, on the other hand, is an all or nothing sign which is not concerned with finding a happy medium and has a very extremist vibe.  It thrives on intensity.  Scorpio will not be satisfied with anything superficial because it is ruled by Pluto.  Pluto wants to plumb those emotional depths when the sun is in the fixed water sign of Scorpio. 

The sun transiting Scorpio is a time of purging emotional and psychological garbage as we move forward on our path of transformation.  It is a very reflective time and the themes of deepening connections on a soul level and renewal prevail.  We may find ourselves looking at some really uncomfortable truths in our lives.  But by facing the unpleasant and uncomfortable issues we are more open to healing and rebirth.  Some manifestations of the shadow side of Scorpio are stubbornness, jealousy, self-destructiveness, and vindictiveness.  I am a Scorpio, so I will be in my element during the next few weeks, but I am the first to admit that I possess these shadow qualities.  I am not a person you want to cross, as betrayal is particularly wounding and painful for a Scorpio.  Scorpio doesn’t forget transgressions, and is motivated and sometimes obsessed with seeking revenge.  But Scorpio has enormous strength in terms of resilience and the ability to regenerate itself. Astrologer Michael Lutin once said that if any sign could survive a nuclear holocaust, it would be a Scorpio.  I truly believe from personal experience that Scorpio is the comeback kid of the zodiac.  Scorpio has three symbols: the scorpion (its lowest evolved form which is prone to self-destruction), the eagle which can literally soar above the earth as it possesses the intellect, courage and power to improve themselves, and the phoenix, which will undergo a death in order to be reborn.  I prefer to relate to the phoenix, as is evident from the title of this blog.  My life has been one long path of rebirth and I don’t think it will ever end until I breathe my last breath.  A Scorpio understands that living life fully entails passion, intensity and commitment to transformation.

Don’t be afraid to confront your fears and demons during the sun’s transit of Scorpio.  It can ultimately prove to be a very healing journey.  And when the sun enters Sagittarius on November 22, 2019, we will be grateful for having undertaken this work and appreciate the lighter vibration of Sagittarius. Scorpio energy will initially be exhilarating, but we will face some challenges with the new moon in 4 degrees of Scorpio on October 27, 2019.  I will cover that in greater detail next week. 

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $35.

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

Since I love to talk astrology and believe in making it more available to everyone, I am now offering pay by the minute astrology readings through Click 4Advisor.  Check it out at:


This might be the perfect way for you to get a taste of what astrology can do for you in terms of providing insight into your life during these challenging time.  Obviously the 30 minute readings are the best deal, but you might be surprised by how much you learn in 10 minutes or less from a brief glance at your chart. If I am not available you can always request a callback and I will respond quickly.
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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. 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.
I am also available for tarot readings in person if you are in the Boston area or by telephone if you are unable to travel to my home in Newton, MA.  I use the Celestial Tarot Deck, which I love because it contains so many astrological symbols.  A tarot reading is another great option for obtaining insight and clarity.
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 at my home in Newton, MA on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.  Recently I have added online booking for my Sunday clients on my site.  Check it out at:


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I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 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:


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