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Friday, November 20, 2020

Venus Enters Scorpio and the Sun Moves into Sagittarius

 


We’re not quite through with Scorpio season yet.  We had a powerful New Moon on November 15, inspiring me to tweet:

And on the 17th we had Mercury in Scorpio opposing Uranus in Taurus.  On that day I tweeted: 

Mercury is with us in Scorpio until December 1, 2020.  And Venus will join Mercury in Scorpio on November 21 at 8:22 a.m. and it stays in Scorpio until December 15, 2020. Venus in Scorpio will shine a light on any shadows in our relationships providing a major reality check on that front. 

When Venus is in Scorpio, feelings are bound to be more intense.  It will be an emotional roller coaster because Scorpio doesn’t do anything half way.  It’s all or nothing.  Power struggles and money concerns could surface and I certainly wouldn’t rule out some emotional manipulation. Jealousy and obsession are likely to flare up as well.   But try to remember that Scorpio does have some positive traits: loyalty, resourcefulness, strength and determination.  Relationships could go through a major testing period during this transit, but rest assured that if a relationship survives this transit, the bond will be stronger.

The Sun leaves behind the intensity of Scorpio on November 21 and enters the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius at 3:40 p.m.  This is a welcome blast of optimism, curiosity and the desire to explore new vistas.  Prepare to feel energized, restless and a bit free spirited.  We are definitely going to be feeling more social while the Sun is in Sagittarius and we might find ourselves making new friends. Our minds are more open to different ideas and it is easier to focus on the big picture, which is a marked change from the laser like focus of the Sun in Scorpio. The lighter vibration is much needed during these challenging times.  It’s also kind of sweet that the Sun enters Sagittarius on the same day that Venus enters Scorpio.  We still have Mercury and Venus in Scorpio for passion, but with the Sun in Sagittarius, our mood becomes more positive and we find it easier to have faith in the future.  The Sun in Scorpio was all about rebirth, and now we have the energy for that new chapter in our lives.

Mercury in Scorpio cleared its retrograde shadow on November 19 and on the 23rd it forms a flowing trine with Neptune in 18 degrees of Pisces.  This aspect is a boon for creativity, inspiration and enhancing our intuition.  Some of us may feel downright psychic on that day; Mercury will be on my Sun that day, so I am eagerly anticipating this feel good aspect.  I would urge everyone to meditate or at least be more open to listening to your inner voice on that day.  You just might receive an important message that you need to hear, possibly through your dreams.  

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

Recently, I added a Monthly Horoscopes section to my website.  I think that November will be a pivotal month for 2020 and I wanted to share my insights with as many people as possible. 

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

If you are curious about how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you personally, please consider getting an astrological reading. These are very challenging and unique times; an astrological reading could provide some much needed clarity and guidance.  Check out my menu of services at:

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

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

I have been doing more work with tarot readings, which I love, so I decided to create a 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.

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

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

 

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice. If you prefer to send a donation through Venmo or pay for a reading through Venmo, my handle is Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7.


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

 

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

 

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

 

The coronavirus outbreak is causing me to increase the number of distant Reiki sessions I do because people are concerned about the spread of the infection. I have decided to suspend my in-person Reiki sessions until further notice in order to practice social distancing. I recently learned that I no longer have my Brookline office, so all of my Reiki sessions will be distant Reiki sessions for the foreseeable future. When it becomes clearer that the virus no longer poses a threat, I will find a new space to practice. In the meantime, a distant Reiki session is the perfect opportunity to safely build up your immune system and if you have contracted coronavirus, you can be treated safely from the comfort of your home. My procedure is to have a conversation with a client about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages. I do miss seeing my clients, so I am now offering Zoom consultations/intakes before the session so that we can see each other. I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205. The cost for distance Reiki sessions is based on a sliding scale of $30 -$50. For your convenience, I accept Venmo for payment.  I have also written an article about distance Reiki, which is available at:

 

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

 

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

 

www.reikiwithlindasimons.com

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/danceofphoenix

 

I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, maintaining social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when going outside your home and staying home if you are sick.  I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus. Stay safe and healthy, everyone! 


I want to wish my American readers a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Mars Stations Direct and a Transformative New Moon in Scorpio

 



Happy Friday the 13th! We are actually getting a lucky break on this particular Friday the 13th because Mars is stationing direct in 15 degrees of Aries after it went retrograde on September 9, 2020 in 28 degrees of Aries. The past two months has afforded us the opportunity to realign our energies and get in touch with our desires.  Now that Mars is moving forward in its own sign of Aries where it is strong, we have a green light to move forward and experience some progress in our lives.  

The transit of Mars in Aries has been further complicated by the fact that it was squaring that triumvirate of planets in Capricorn: Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter.  This has contributed to massive frustration with rules, regulations, government and laws that COVID-19 has created.  And now with Mars stationing direct in 15 degrees of Aries, anyone with planets in 15-16 degrees of the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will slowly start to experience some relief on the frustration front.  I have my Libra ascendant in 16 degrees, so I am all too familiar with the feeling of being stuck and am eagerly anticipating moving full steam ahead.  Just don’t be surprised if feelings of anger, aggression and impulsive urges run rampant when Mars wakes up from its two month nap.  Mars will remain in Aries until January 6, 2021, so make the most of this energy.

We are in the midst of a full-blown Scorpio season.  Not only is the Sun in Scorpio, but a newly direct Mercury re-entered Scorpio on November 10 for the rest of the month.  On that day I tweeted:

The pace is about to get even more intense on November 15 when we have the third Super New Moon in a row in 23 degrees of Scorpio.  A Super Moon occurs when the Moon is very close to the earth.  Scorpio is the most emotionally intense of all the Moon signs, so be prepared for a wild ride.  There is an all or nothing quality about Scorpio, and it is a sign that can be very good or very bad with no in-between territory. A New Moon in Scorpio is bound to reveal some pretty deep secrets that have the power to change our lives.  But we do have the choice to either act like a lower level Scorpio and wreak revenge and chaos, or embrace the Phoenix, the more evolved form of Scorpio that rises above the ashes and transforms itself into a higher being. It’s your call, but I for one am planning on taking the high road.

A New Moon in Scorpio offers us the chance to literally transform whatever area of life it touches in your chart.  I am excited about this New Moon because it falls in my second house of money and values while conjuncting my natal Venus in Scorpio. Hopefully it will bring some clarity about my goals. 

What is the astrological landscape for that day? This New Moon also trines Neptune in 18 degrees of Pisces which should provide us with more compassion and trust in a Higher Power during this chaotic time.  It also forms a supportive sextile to Jupiter in 23 degrees of Capricorn, Pluto in 22 degrees of Capricorn and Saturn in 27 degrees of Capricorn.  These are all very positive influences, which will have a beneficial impact on travel, freedom, structure and empowerment.  The fly in the ointment astrologically is that Venus in Libra is squaring Pluto in Capricorn on that day, which can lead to power struggles, obsession and compulsive behavior playing out in relationships.  Mercury in Scorpio will be opposing Uranus in Taurus on the New Moon, which can lead to some secrets being revealed.  Never forget that Scorpio is the natural detective of the zodiac and it loves to dig deep to reveal the truth.  Mars in Aries and Venus in Libra also in opposition during the New Moon, so there will be a prevailing theme of needing to find a sense of balance.  Don’t be surprised if the Scorpionic intensity of this New Moon feels like a Full Moon.

The political scene in the United States has been quite tumultuous lately and when I was looking at President-Elect Biden’s chart, I noticed that the New Moon in 23 degrees of Scorpio was conjunct his natal Mercury in 21 degrees of Scorpio in his 12th house. I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if he had some news to reveal on that day.

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

Recently, I added a Monthly Horoscopes section to my website.  I think that November will be a pivotal month for 2020 and I wanted to share my insights with as many people as possible. 

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

If you are curious about how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you personally, please consider getting an astrological reading. These are very challenging and unique times; an astrological reading could provide some much needed clarity and guidance.  Check out my menu of services at:

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

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

I have been doing more work with tarot readings, which I love, so I decided to create a 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.

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

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

 

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice. If you prefer to send a donation through Venmo or pay for a reading through Venmo, my handle is Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7.


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

 

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

 

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

 

The coronavirus outbreak is causing me to increase the number of distant Reiki sessions I do because people are concerned about the spread of the infection. I have decided to suspend my in-person Reiki sessions until further notice in order to practice social distancing. I recently learned that I no longer have my Brookline office, so all of my Reiki sessions will be distant Reiki sessions for the foreseeable future. When it becomes clearer that the virus no longer poses a threat, I will find a new space to practice. In the meantime, a distant Reiki session is the perfect opportunity to safely build up your immune system and if you have contracted coronavirus, you can be treated safely from the comfort of your home. My procedure is to have a conversation with a client about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages. I do miss seeing my clients, so I am now offering Zoom consultations/intakes before the session so that we can see each other. I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205. The cost for distance Reiki sessions is based on a sliding scale of $30 -$50. For your convenience, I accept Venmo for payment.  I have also written an article about distance Reiki, which is available at:

 

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

 

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

 

www.reikiwithlindasimons.com

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/danceofphoenix

 

I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, maintaining social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when going outside your home and staying home if you are sick.  I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus. Stay safe and healthy, everyone! 

 

  

Friday, November 6, 2020

Mercury Moves Back into Scorpio and Jupiter Conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn Take 3


 

Mercury may be officially direct now, but it is now preparing to re-enter the sign of Scorpio on November 10. Of course, I am one of those people who adheres to the shadow theory of retrogrades, so I don’t believe that we will be free from Mercury Retrograde’s mayhem until it clears its shadow on November 19, 2020.  Previously Mercury was in Scorpio from September 27 to October 27. 

Just in case you need a refresher course in how Mercury operates in Scorpio, here is a description. When Mercury is in Scorpio we are capable of profound insights because it intensifies our ability to understand human motivations more clearly.  But communication can be sharper and more stinging.  I have my natal Mercury in Scorpio in my 1st house and I have frequently commented that my mouth should be registered as a lethal weapon. 

 We are better equipped to solve problems when Mercury is in Scorpio because Scorpio is resourceful and a natural detective.  So we definitely have an advantage on that front.  The shadow side of Mercury in Scorpio is that our thinking can be focused to the point of obsession and compulsive behavior.  Mercury in Scorpio will be opposing Uranus in Taurus on November 17 which will trigger an urge to be free of any partnerships or relationships that are holding us back.  Another thing to remember about Mercury in Scorpio is that sometimes silence is capable of revealing just as much important information as sarcastic or biting words.  Mercury will be in Scorpio until December 1, 2020.

On November 12, 2020, Jupiter and Pluto will be conjunct in Capricorn for the third and final time in 2020.  The first conjunction occurred on April 4 when both planets were direct in 24 degrees of Capricorn. It exactly conjuncted my natal Chiron in my 4th house and less than two weeks later I contracted COVID-19.  The second conjunction happened on June 30 when both planets were retrograde in 24 degrees of Capricorn. The conjunction on November 12 occurs when both Jupiter and Pluto are direct in 22 degrees of Capricorn.  Obviously, there have been connections to spikes in the number of COVID-19 cases with these Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions.  Ironically, Jupiter and Pluto were conjunct in Cancer from July through September 1918 during the Spanish Flu.

The aspects are more auspicious on this last Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in November.  The Sun in 20 degrees of Scorpio is forming a supportive sextile to the conjunction and there is also a sextile to Neptune in 18 degrees of Pisces.  Jupiter and Pluto are squaring the Moon in Libra and Mars in Aries, however, so we could still be experiencing some strife, confusion and chaos with our political leaders.  But my money is on those sextiles propelling us forward to develop a better understanding of the developments that transpired in April so that we are able to adjust more easily to our new reality that includes more limitations in our daily lives.  The bottom line is that the Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions of 2020 will be forever associated with COVID-19.  Let’s hope that the third time is the charm in terms of getting a grip on how to handle this insidious virus.

When Jupiter and Pluto align in Capricorn, there is a strong theme of rebuilding society in the areas of government, finance, higher education and religion. It is also a time to let go of what is no longer serving our best interests.  The Jupiter-Pluto conjunction also represents an opportunity to focus on spiritual self-development because they are associate with the light and the shadow. The caveat is that if you act ruthlessly under the auspices of this aspect, you just might find yourself on the receiving end of powerful forces acting against you.

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

Recently, I added a Monthly Horoscopes section to my website.  I think that November will be a pivotal month for 2020 and I wanted to share my insights with as many people as possible. 

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

If you are curious about how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you personally, please consider getting an astrological reading. These are very challenging and unique times; an astrological reading could provide some much needed clarity and guidance.  Check out my menu of services at:

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

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

I have been doing more work with tarot readings, which I love, so I decided to create a 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.

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

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

 

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice. If you prefer to send a donation through Venmo or pay for a reading through Venmo, my handle is Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The coronavirus outbreak is causing me to increase the number of distant Reiki sessions I do because people are concerned about the spread of the infection. I have decided to suspend my in-person Reiki sessions until further notice in order to practice social distancing. I recently learned that I no longer have my Brookline office, so all of my Reiki sessions will be distant Reiki sessions for the foreseeable future. When it becomes clearer that the virus no longer poses a threat, I will find a new space to practice. In the meantime, a distant Reiki session is the perfect opportunity to safely build up your immune system and if you have contracted coronavirus, you can be treated safely from the comfort of your home. My procedure is to have a conversation with a client about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages. I do miss seeing my clients, so I am now offering Zoom consultations/intakes before the session so that we can see each other. I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205. The cost for distance Reiki sessions is based on a sliding scale of $30 -$50. For your convenience, I accept Venmo for payment.  I have also written an article about distance Reiki, which is available at:

 

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

 

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

 

www.reikiwithlindasimons.com

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/danceofphoenix

 

I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, maintaining social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when going outside your home and staying home if you are sick.  I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus. Stay safe and healthy, everyone! 

 

 

Friday, October 30, 2020

A Full Moon in Taurus That Has a Trickster Quality and Mercury Stations Direct


 

The month of October started with a Full Moon in 9 degrees of Aries and it will end on October 31 with a Full Moon in 8 degrees of Taurus.  This means that on Halloween we have a Blue Moon, which simply means that we had two Full Moons in one month.  And that is bound to increase the emotional intensity.

Full Moons are inherently extremely emotional times that contain strong themes of closure and completion while revealing hidden facts.  A Full Moon in Taurus is associated with agriculture, money and sensuality.  It has a strong focus on relationships and with this Full Moon, we might find ourselves needing to release and let go of behavioral patterns that no longer serve our best interests.

The major issue with this Full Moon is that it is conjunct retrograde Uranus in 8 degrees of Taurus.  Talk about Trick or Treat!  This aspect alone is bound to be a game changer because emotional shocks, upheavals and disruptions are par for the course.  This is very eruptive energy and we will probably see more demands for freedom and rebellions.  Shocking events and news are also possible with this Full Moon.  The fact that this Full Moon is in Taurus could also deliver more earthquakes, volcanoes and extreme weather patterns. Since it is a Full Moon, it goes without saying that if the Moon is conjunct Uranus, the Sun in Scorpio is opposing Uranus.  We only experience one Sun-Uranus conjunction a year (thank God!) and this brings volatility and unexpected events to the fore.  Nervous energy will prevail, so don’t expect people to be acting rationally. 

The Full Moon in 8 degrees of Taurus is also widely inconjunct Venus in 4 degrees of Libra.  This contributes to the relationship drama because it will increase the need for love and affection while simultaneously increasing the tension.  It highlights the imbalance of emotional support and love.  Something’s gotta give to restore the balance; inconjuncts always require some measure of adjustment to get the two planets involved to coexist peacefully.  I also find it quite ironic that both Taurus and Libra are ruled by Libra and Venus just recently entered Libra on the 27th of October, when I tweeted:

The bottom line with this Full Moon is that the fixed signs of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius will feel it the most.  Fixed signs are the most resistant to change and a Full Moon conjunct Uranus screams change.  Taurus and Scorpio will face changes in relationships that come suddenly and need to be accepted.  Leo and Aquarius will be facing changes in the areas of home life and career.  All of the fixed signs will be craving the need for stability in these areas of life.

I am a big fan of Penny Thornton’s astrology videos on YouTube.  I watched her latest one on the Full Moon in Taurus and was blown away by her insight.  She commented on how when the Moon in Taurus conjuncted Uranus in Taurus on the 23rd of April  President Trump issued a press conference extolling the virtues of bleach and how the upcoming warm weather would wipe out the virus.  Obviously none of this was true, but the fact that the Full Moon on October 31 features a conjunction to Uranus again underscores the fact that the Coronavirus will be a major issue in the Presidential election on November 3.  She also pointed out that President Trump contracted the virus during the previous Full Moon on the 1st of October.  Food for thought in terms of closure, completion and revelation, n’est pas?

Now on to Mercury stationing direct on the 3rd of November.  I don’t know about any of you, but it has been a particularly grueling Mercury Retrograde for me personally.  Mercury stationed retrograde in 11 degrees of Scorpio on the 13th of October and it was one degree away from my Saturn in 12 degrees of Scorpio at the end of my 1st house.  Ouch!  I have experienced mega-delays and frustrations with the Internet and my website not accepting payments for readings.  When Mercury stations direct in 25 degrees of Libra on the 3rd, it will be one degree away from my Neptune in 26 degrees of Libra in my 1st house conjunct my Libra ascendant. It’s not particularly easy having both Saturn and Neptune in the 1st house but I suppose I should be grateful that Saturn in my 1st house has somewhat of a grounding influence, despite the fact that it doesn’t exactly make me a free spirit. Yes, this Mercury Retrograde has had a huge impact on me and I will heave a huge sigh of relief when it is over and it clears its retrograde shadow on the 19th of November.

Perhaps I just need to enter new Buy Now buttons, but I think I will just wait until Mercury is direct before I attempt that.  In the meantime, please feel free to send payments through PayPal to my email at lindasim54@gmail.com.  It looks like I am living proof of Mercury Retrograde opposing Uranus and the technological havoc it can wreak. 

In many ways it is rather chilling and ironic that Mercury is stationing direct on the day of the United States Presidential Election.  It’s common knowledge that a planet’s power is intensified whenever it stations direct or retrograde.  Who could forget the chaos that ensued in the 2000 Presidential Election when Mercury stationed retrograde in 29 degrees of Libra?  I think it is fair to surmise that we can expect technical difficulties with the Internet and the voting process for this election.  Mercury may be stationing direct instead of retrograde, but there is still a very strong likelihood of delayed results and social unrest.

When Mercury stations direct in Libra, it will be squaring the triumvirate of planets in Capricorn.  Mercury squaring Pluto can play out in extreme or brutal tactics.  Mercury squaring Saturn will create a somber atmosphere, rigid and pessimistic thinking and communications as well as increasing the potential for a hold-up in determining the results. And don’t forget that Mercury in Libra will also be squaring Jupiter in Capricorn, which can manifest in errors of judgment and legal difficulties. 

I realize that it was probably quite insane of me to launch a new feature on my website during Mercury Retrograde, but in all fairness, it was something that I started work on back in early September.  On the 28th of October, I added a Monthly Horoscopes section to my website.  I think that November will be a pivotal month for 2020 and I wanted to share my insights with as many people as possible.  On that day I tweeted:

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

If you are curious about how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you personally, please consider getting an astrological reading. These are very challenging and unique times; an astrological reading could provide some much needed clarity and guidance.  Check out my menu of services at:

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

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

I have been doing more work with tarot readings, which I love, so I decided to create a 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.

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

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

 

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice. If you prefer to send a donation through Venmo or pay for a reading through Venmo, my handle is Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7.


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

 

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

 

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

 

The coronavirus outbreak is causing me to increase the number of distant Reiki sessions I do because people are concerned about the spread of the infection. I have decided to suspend my in-person Reiki sessions until further notice in order to practice social distancing. I recently learned that I no longer have my Brookline office, so all of my Reiki sessions will be distant Reiki sessions for the foreseeable future. When it becomes clearer that the virus no longer poses a threat, I will find a new space to practice. In the meantime, a distant Reiki session is the perfect opportunity to safely build up your immune system and if you have contracted coronavirus, you can be treated safely from the comfort of your home. My procedure is to have a conversation with a client about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages. I do miss seeing my clients, so I am now offering Zoom consultations/intakes before the session so that we can see each other. I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205. The cost for distance Reiki sessions is based on a sliding scale of $30 -$50. For your convenience, I accept Venmo for payment.  I have also written an article about distance Reiki, which is available at:

 

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

 

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

 

www.reikiwithlindasimons.com

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/danceofphoenix

 

I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, maintaining social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when going outside your home and staying home if you are sick.  I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus. Stay safe and healthy, everyone! 

 

 

  

Friday, October 23, 2020

Venus and Mercury Move into Libra


 

Venus and Mercury will be entering the sign of Libra on October 27, 2020 within eight minutes of each other. Mercury is first and since it is currently retrograde (how could we forget?) it will be moving from Scorpio into Libra.  Venus is direct and will be moving from Virgo into Libra, where it is in its happy place, since Libra is one of the two signs (Taurus being the other) that Venus rules.

But before either of these personal planets left their respective signs they managed to deliver some potent aspects.  On October 19, 2020, Mercury in 10 degrees of Scorpio opposed Uranus in 10 degrees of Taurus.  It was definitely my bad that I neglected to mention this on Twitter. I experienced the full force of this aspect on the 19th when a client emailed me that she couldn’t order a reading from my site.  I tried too and wound up unable to get through to PayPal and Blogger.com has not responded to my inquiries.  So I have revised my Services Offered to reflect this problem and request that clients send their payment to my email via PayPal.  My PayPal account is working just fine.  I also tweeted on that day:

Perhaps I just need to enter new Buy Now buttons, but I think I will just wait until Mercury is direct before I attempt that.  In the meantime, please feel free to send payments through PayPal to my email at lindasim54@gmail.com.  It looks like I am living proof of Mercury Retrograde opposing Uranus and the technological havoc it can wreak.

 Mercury will not remain in Libra for very long; it will re-enter the sign of Scorpio on November 10, 2020 and stay in Scorpio until December 1, 2020.  Mercury was previously in the sign of Libra from September 5, 2020 through September 27, 2020.  When Mercury is in the sign of Libra, people tend to be more diplomatic and friendly and we have a more rational approach to relationships.  It’s a time when we find it easier to consider other points of view as we seek justice and fairness.  We should probably reflect on what was going on in our lives during that last week of September before Mercury stations direct in 25 degrees of Libra on November 3, 2020.  This could be a time when we are able to balance the scales of justice and fairness.

Before Venus departs the sign of Virgo for greener pastures in Libra, it trines Saturn in 25 degrees of Capricorn on October 24, 2020.  This will be a stabilizing influence and is extremely favorable for commitments and long-term investments. 

Venus will be in Libra until November 21, 2020.  When Venus is transiting the sign of Libra, we are more likely to be charming and kind as opposed to being aggressive.  We also tend to be more idealistic about love as we seek balance in our relationships.  Venus in Libra is a very favorable influence for personal and balance partnerships, art, beauty and justice.  As a matter of fact, beauty and comfort are paramount to us during this transit and the arts can provide a soothing balm for us. But the flip side is that we could also wind up spending too much money on luxury items, which we will crave more than usual. 

Venus in Libra has a shadow side that we need to be mindful of.  We may become inclined to dependency (to the point of codependency in our quest to please others) and we are also inclined to be inconsistent, indecisive and superficial. But Venus in Libra has a softer and gentler side that we need to appreciate. 

If you are curious about how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading. These are very challenging and unique times; an astrological reading could provide some much needed clarity and guidance.  Check out my menu of services at:

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

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

I have been doing more work with tarot readings, which I love, so I decided to create a 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.

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

 

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

 

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice. If you prefer to send a donation through Venmo or pay for a reading through Venmo, my handle is Linda Simons @Linda-Simons-7.

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

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

 

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

 

The coronavirus outbreak is causing me to increase the number of distant Reiki sessions I do because people are concerned about the spread of the infection. I have decided to suspend my in-person Reiki sessions until further notice in order to practice social distancing. I recently learned that I no longer have my Brookline office, so all of my Reiki sessions will be distant Reiki sessions for the foreseeable future. When it becomes clearer that the virus no longer poses a threat, I will find a new space to practice. In the meantime, a distant Reiki session is the perfect opportunity to safely build up your immune system and if you have contracted coronavirus, you can be treated safely from the comfort of your home. My procedure is to have a conversation with a client about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages. I do miss seeing my clients, so I am now offering Zoom consultations/intakes before the session so that we can see each other. I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205. The cost for distance Reiki sessions is based on a sliding scale of $30 -$50. For your convenience, I accept Venmo for payment.  I have also written an article about distance Reiki, which is available at:

 

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

 

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

 

www.reikiwithlindasimons.com

 

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:

 

http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-linda-simons-reiki-linda-simons-coolidge-corner-brookline/

 

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

 

https://twitter.com/danceofphoenix

 

I urge everyone to engage in massive amounts of self-care and follow the protective measures of washing your hands frequently, maintaining social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wearing a face mask when going outside your home and staying home if you are sick.  I repeat, you do not want to get this virus! I speak from personal experience and consider myself very fortunate to have survived Coronavirus. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!