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Friday, April 28, 2017

Venus Moves into Aries Again and Mercury Retrograde Ends



We may be in the midst of Taurus season, especially after the recent new moon in Taurus on April 26th, but we still have a heavy Aries influence with Uranus, Mercury and Venus entering Aries on April 28, 2017.

The moon in Aries earlier in the week was so powerful that it inspired me to tweet on April 25th:

Venus is literally exiting its sign of exaltation when it leaves Pisces on April 28th and entering one of its two signs of detriment, Aries.  This is not the first time that Venus has been in Aries this year, courtesy of Venus retrograde.  Venus originally entered Aries on February 3, 2017 but slipped back into Pisces on April 4, 2017.  Venus stationed direct on April 15, 2017 in 27 degrees of Pisces.  But we all know the drill with Venus in Aries; it is not a happy camper as relationships, values and finances take a huge hit.  We may find ourselves facing the same challenges that we had back in February and March, but now we get a do-over if we have any unresolved issues.  But don’t underestimate the perks of Venus in Aries: Venus in Aries is all about finding your passion and acting on it.  So strike while the iron is hot. Venus enters Taurus on June 6, 2017, so we have plenty of time to engage in a little self-promotion and entrepreneurial spirit.  Just think how sweet it will be when Venus enters Taurus, a sign that it rules and where it can feel truly comfortable in its skin so that the loving nature of Venus can be freely expressed.

On April 28, 2017 Mercury retrograde in Aries will make one last trouble making aspect when it conjuncts Uranus in 25 degrees.  It is kind of like the last call for Mercury retrograde to wreak havoc on communications, transportation and electronics due to the erratic nature of Uranus. 

But there will be light at the end of the tunnel on May 3, 2017 when Mercury stations direct in 24 degrees of Aries at 12:33 p.m.  It won’t happen overnight, but when Mercury starts moving forward we do get a cosmic green light to move ahead with any projects that have been on hold for the past three weeks.  The energy is always a little bumpy when a planet stations direct or retrograde, so I always advise my clients to try to hold off on buying a new car, taking a new job or signing any contracts for at least a  few days after the station.  And if you are a subscriber to the theory of the retrograde shadow period, as I am, please wait until May 21st when Mercury is in 4 degrees of Taurus to do any of these things.  This is the official end of the shadow period because Mercury stationed retrograde in 4 degrees of Taurus on April 9, 2017. 

I am anticipating a little turbulence with the final days of Mercury in Aries because it will oppose my Neptune in Libra in my 1st house and square my Jupiter and Uranus in Cancer in the 10th house.  And on May 3, 2017, on the day it stations direct, it will also form an exact square to my Chiron in Capricorn in the 4th house. So I am really looking forward to May 16, 2017 when Mercury enters Taurus.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the eclipses of 2017. We recently experienced the February eclipses, but the August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters.  You can learn more about my menu of astrological services, including the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at:


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.

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


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


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





Friday, April 21, 2017

Major Reality Check as Venus Squares Saturn and New Moon in Taurus




A major reality check is in store on April 21, 2017 as Venus in 27 degrees of Pisces squares Saturn in 27 degrees of Sagittarius.  This is the third Venus/Saturn square of 2017, so maybe this third time will be the charm.  The first square occurred on January 27, 2017 when both planets were direct; the second time was earlier this month on April 11, 2017 when both planets were retrograde.  At least Venus is finally direct this time.  But the bottom line with Venus squaring Saturn is that it tends to be very tough on relationships, values, finances and self-esteem.  Feelings of loneliness and depression are par for the course with this aspect.  And adding to the mix is the fact that Chiron in Pisces also interacts with this aspect. On April 16, 2017 I replied to a tweet by fellow astrologer Tisch Aitken:
Truly, the best possible outcome of this Venus/Saturn square in which Saturn in Sagittarius also squares Chiron in Pisces is to heal old wounds.  I think that this should be an interesting time for me personally as Venus and Chiron in Pisces trines my Venus in Scorpio and Jupiter and Uranus in Cancer, giving me the benefit of a grand water trine activating my chart.  And Saturn in Sagittarius is trining my Pluto in Leo.  It feels good to have these two heavy hitters working together instead of at cross purposes for a change.


Pluto stationed retrograde in 19 degrees of Capricorn on April 20, 2017, inspiring me to tweet:
I have no doubt that I have some major transformation and healing coming up as Pluto’s station exactly sextiles my Scorpio sun and forms a wide conjunction to my own Chiron in Capricorn.

The new moon in 6 degrees of Taurus occurs on April 26, 2017.  The new moon itself is not making any major aspects, but it will reinforce the Pluto retrograde vibe because it sheds a light on our darkest side so that we can achieve transformation and release our guilt, fear and shame.  And don’t forget that Taurus is the sign associated with strong, powerful leaders, which may be featured prominently in the news that day.  I wouldn’t rule out any stories of international conflicts with this new moon.

Uranus and retrograde Mercury in Aries are forming a conjunction on the day of the new moon in Taurus.  This aspect can bring some innovative solutions, which is definitely positive and potentially productive energy that resonates well with the theme of a new moon, which symbolizes new beginnings.  Uranus and Mercury are also forming a supportive trine to Saturn in Sagittarius, which lends a tone of stability to any changes that we wish to implement.

Venus in Pisces is a major player in this new moon in Taurus too.  Venus is the ruler of Taurus and it forms a conjunction to Chiron in Pisces.  This aspect provides an incredible opportunity for healing if we are willing to forgive the past and move beyond victimization.  Pisces is all about compassion and unconditional love, but it does have a flip side of playing the martyr and victim, which is definitely not productive in terms of spiritual growth.

For the most part, I am looking forward to this new moon in Taurus.  It falls in my 7th house and does form a challenging opposition to my natal Saturn in Scorpio, but it also forms an exact trine to my north node in Capricorn.  The opposition to my Saturn may raise some awareness of my responsibilities in relationships that I have been neglecting, but overall I think that the benefits of the trine to my north node will outweigh the effects of Saturn.  This is a new moon that trines my north node, which should be a boon for progress on my spiritual path. 

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the eclipses of 2017. We recently experienced the February eclipses, but the August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters.  You can learn more about my menu of astrological services, including the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at:


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

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

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

The north node in Virgo has an underlying theme of service to others.  In that spirit of pursuing my path as a healer, I am still channeling that Virgo north node energy by offering my Reiki services.  If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


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

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

For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.

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


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


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




Friday, April 14, 2017

Sun and Mars Change Signs While Venus and Pluto Reverse Direction



Many of us are still reeling from the effects of this week’s full moon in Libra, but there are lots more changes in store with the planets in the coming week.  The full moon in 21 degrees of Libra on April 11. 2017 inspired me to tweet:




I think that the real surprise for many of us was not that beautiful full moon in Libra on the 11th, but the aftermath of the moon in Scorpio.  The moon entered Scorpio at 6:42 pm on the 11th and literally launched an emotional roller coaster.  That Scorpio moon managed to oppose retrograde Mercury in Taurus (ouch-the stingers were flying on April 12th), trined Neptune in Pisces on the 12th (the saving grace), and managed to inconjunct both the sun and Uranus in Aries on the 13th, opposed Mars in Taurus on the 13th and for good measure, it sextiled its ruling planet Pluto in Capricorn on the 13th inspiring me to tweet:
The next planetary change occurs on April 15th when Venus stations direct in 26 degrees of Pisces.  Under normal circumstances, this would be a cause for celebration, but Venus will also be conjunct Chiron in Pisces and squaring Saturn in Sagittarius.  These two aspects have a rather dour, glum tendency to put us in touch with our deepest wounds and prompt us to question our values, finances and lovability.  And Saturn has been squaring Chiron, so if you have been feeling exceptionally raw and emotionally sensitive this past week, blame it on Chiron and Saturn.  I am trying to believe that accessing these deep-rooted wounds can help us heal them, but no one ever said that healing and transformation were painless processes.

On April 19, 2017, the sun enters the sign of Taurus, which is ruled by Venus.  Maybe this is when we can catch a break from Venus being direct in Pisces, the sign of its exaltation. Enjoy this short window of opportunity while it lasts, because Venus will be back in Aries on April 28, 2017.

But the sun in Taurus should restore a sense of stability that was sorely lacking when the sun was in Aries.  When the sun is in Taurus, we experience more determination, stubbornness, and possessiveness.  We can be more methodical, productive, sensual and receptive.  This is where we can reap the benefits of Venus ruling Taurus.  Security needs will become more important but due to Taurus being a fixed earth sign, we still need to be cautious against being bullheaded.  Remember that Taurus is the bull and if we are mindful of that, we should be just fine.

On April 20th, we have some more astrological treats in store.  The sun and Mercury are conjunct in Taurus in the wee hours of the morning before retrograde Mercury re-enters Aries.  But the sun/Mercury conjunction in Taurus could bring us some insights from the past, quite possibly in the form of our dreams.

Pluto will be stationing retrograde in 19 degrees of Capricorn on April 20th as well.  This transit will last until September 28, 2017 when it stations direct in 16 degrees of Capricorn.  You know the drill—if you have planets in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn between 15-20 degrees, you can anticipate some deep cleansing of the unconscious which will help you to eliminate anything that is polluting to your mind, body and spirit.  But the good news is that Pluto is a slow moving planet and we have plenty of time to do the work. Be kind to yourself during this transit and remember to engage in lots of self-care.  My Libra ascendant and Cancer midheaven will be in the firing line during this five month transit, so I need to remember this as well.

Mars leaves Taurus on April 21, 2017 and enters the mutable air sign of Gemini.  We can expect some nervous, high-paced frenetic energy during the Mars tour of Gemini, which lasts until June 6, 2017.  We will probably feel less determined and focused than we did during Mars transiting Taurus, but we will experience more versatility and flexibility.  Our interests will undoubtedly become more diversified and we may find ourselves going off on tangents.  Gemini is mutable energy and likes to keep its options open.  We could also find ourselves connecting with different types of people, which could be a very positive experience.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the eclipses of 2017. We recently experienced the February eclipses, but the August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters.  You can learn more about my menu of astrological services, including the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at:


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

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

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

The north node in Virgo has an underlying theme of service to others.  In that spirit of pursuing my path as a healer, I am still channeling that Virgo north node energy by offering my Reiki services.  If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


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


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

For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.

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


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


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

Friday, April 7, 2017

Mercury Retrograde and A Full Moon in Libra



Mercury is getting ready to join the retrograde party that is currently hosted by Saturn in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Libra and Venus in Pisces.  Mercury stations retrograde in 4 degrees of Taurus on April 9, 2017 but re-enters the sign of Aries on April 20, 2017 and stations direct in 24 degrees of Aries on May 3, 2017.  For those of us who believe in the shadow period of Mercury retrograde (and I am definitely in that camp), the coast is finally clear on May 21, 2017 when Mercury clears it retrograde shadow in 4 degrees of Taurus.

This is going to be one rather complicated Mercury retrograde. When Mercury is retrograde in Taurus, we will find ourselves questioning the people, ideas and material things that provide us with a sense of security.  But when it is retrograde in Aries, our focus will shift to our past actions as we review any impulsive actions or angry words that have transpired in the recent past.  Personally, I think that the most frustrating complication of this Mercury retrograde may be that it coincides with Venus retrograde in Pisces until April 15th.  It will seriously impact communications in relationships, so if you are trying to resolve some issues, you may not be lying when you say your partner doesn’t understand you!  Feelings of being misunderstand could indeed prevail.

If you are curious as to how this Venus retrograde transit is impacting you, please consider purchasing my Venus Retrograde special for only $25.  It is still in effect for the next week or so.  Just email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to request it.

We won’t have much time to adjust to Mercury retrograde before a full moon in 21 degrees of Libra enters the astrological picture on April 11, 2017.  This full moon is activating a cardinal grand cross involving the sun and Uranus in Aries, moon in Libra, Vesta (the asteroid associated with dedication and a need to withdraw for recharging purposes) in Cancer, Juno (the “marriage” asteroid) in Capricorn and Pluto in Capricorn. The last time we had a cardinal grand cross in play was during the solar eclipse in 8 degrees of Pisces on February 26, 2017.  Any unresolved issues from that eclipse may resurface during this full moon.

With all of this cardinal action in play, heightened stress will be a major theme of the full moon.  With Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries involved, the recent Jupiter/Uranus opposition of early March will be caught in the crossfire.  This aspect is waning and will be over by the end of April when we hopefully have a new sense of normality. The main issue with this aspect involved a real push/pull experience as we felt compelled to work with others while simultaneously feeling rebellious towards anyone who infringed on our personal freedom.  Jupiter in Libra has been taking some hits recently.  On April 4, 2017, Mars in Taurus inconjuncted it, inspiring me to tweet:
Uranus in Aries is also a pretty heavy hitter and the literal wild card in this full moon lineup.  It conjuncts the Aries sun and opposes the full moon in Libra, as it holds major potential for surprising challenges and flying off the handle.  It will have a jarring, nervous energy that should wake us up with a sense of restlessness while its squares to Vesta in Cancer and Juno in Capricorn will challenge our sense of emotional security.

But we do get some planetary assistance from Chiron, especially with the Venus retrograde during the full moon.  Chiron is in 26 degrees of Pisces, a mere one degree away from Venus in 27 degrees of Pisces.  This aspect reinforces the message that healing can occur when we trust, surrender and release our need for control.  This is important to remember because full moons are all about endings.  Why not use this opportunity to heal and release a situation that is no longer serving our highest good?

On a personal level, this full moon is conjunct my Libra ascendant and Neptune in Libra in the 1st house.  I suspect that my emotional and psychic sensitivity will be off the charts.  I know that it can manifest as compassion and empathy, which is beneficial for my work, but I will also need to watch out for the flip side of the Neptune influence: delusion, fantasies running amok and escapist desires.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the eclipses of 2017. We recently experienced the February eclipses, but the August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters.  You can learn more about my menu of astrological services, including the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at:


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

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

As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign especially a Universal Year 1, 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.

The north node in Virgo has an underlying theme of service to others.  In that spirit of pursuing my path as a healer, I am still channeling that Virgo north node energy by offering my Reiki services.  If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


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


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

For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.

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


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


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


Friday, March 31, 2017

Mercury and Venus Change Signs While Saturn Stations Retrograde




We are coming off the heels of a powerful new moon in Aries this week that conjuncted retrograde Venus in Aries.  On that day I tweeted:

But Venus will not remain in Aries much longer.  It is still retrograde and will re-enter the sign of Pisces, where it is exalted, on April 2, 2017.  But before Venus changes signs, Mercury enters Taurus on March 31, 2017 and the communication vibe becomes slower, steadier and more grounded. 

Mercury doesn’t’ stay in Taurus very long, either, because it will be stationing retrograde in 4 degrees of Taurus on April 9, 2017. It will re-enter Aries on April 20, 2017 and station direct in 24 degrees of Aries on May 3, 2017.  Further complicating this Mercury retrograde is the fact that during the last week of April and the first two weeks of May, Mercury will be closely aligned by conjunction with Uranus in Aries.  What can we expect from this aspect? Nervous energy will run amok, rebellious attitudes will prevail and there will be lots of direct communication and innovative thinking. But Mercury will return to Taurus on May 17, 2017 and we will probably experience more solid footing in communication.
The retrograde Venus in Pisces transit should be very interesting and illuminating.  It will undoubtedly bring up some old wounds for healing.  The themes of Venus in Pisces are all about unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness.  We literally getting one last shot at letting go and making peace before Venus re-enters Aries on April 28, 2017.  Use this time wisely to make whatever compromises are necessary to bring that healing into your life.

If you are curious as to how this Venus retrograde transit is impacting you, please consider purchasing my Venus Retrograde special for only $25.  Just email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to request it.

On April 6. 2017, Saturn will station retrograde in 27 degrees of Sagittarius until August 25, 2017 when it stations direct in 21 degrees of Sagittarius.  A Saturn retrograde transit is much longer and more complicated than either Venus or Mercury retrograde.  Saturn retrograde bears the themes of limitations, restrictions, anxiety and fear.  Since Saturn literally screams responsibility, our past karma will come into play.  If we have been responsible and good citizens, we just might get some rewards during this transit.

Saturn also brings delays and this is a bitter pill for many of us to swallow.  Frustrations may mount as we feel our progress is being halted to a crashing stop.  The main thing to remember is that delays are actually for our benefit.  I know, easier said than done.  There may be details that we have overlooked that require our attention during this transit.  Saturn retrograde forces us to flex our muscles with discipline, endurance and patience.  Patience does not come naturally to me; I have Saturn square Mars, so it is definitely not my strong suit.

The Saturn Retrograde transit starts off with a rather challenging aspect on April 8, 2017 when it squares retrograde Venus in Pisces.  Saturn squaring Venus is inherently depressing, but when both are retrograde, it can feel really discouraging.  Feelings of love and self-esteem will probably not be in abundance on this day and finances may be shaky.  Just remember that this is TEMPORARY!

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting your or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the eclipses of 2017. We recently experienced the February eclipses, but the August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters.  You can learn more about my menu of astrological services, including the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at:


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

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

As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign especially a Universal Year 1, 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.

The north node in Virgo has an underlying theme of service to others.  In that spirit of pursuing my path as a healer, I am still channeling that Virgo north node energy by offering my Reiki services.  If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


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



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


For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.

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


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


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

Friday, March 24, 2017

New Moon in Aries Gets Us All Fired Up


Are you feeling the burn yet?  We have an upcoming new moon in 7 degrees of Aries on March 27, 2017, but we have a plethora of planets in fire signs these days.  In addition to that new moon in Aries, we have Saturn in Sagittarius, Uranus, Eris, Venus, Mercury and the Sun in Aries.  The sun entered Aries on March 20, 2017, inspiring me to tweet:

What is really making this a complicated time is the fact that we also have the south node of the moon, Neptune and Chiron in Pisces.  Pisces is a water sign and it creates an interesting dynamic when mixed with all of that fire energy.  Pisces is all about vulnerability, compassion and is a very feminine sign.  Its less positive manifestations include fake news and the smoke and mirror syndrome.  Aries is all about power, courage, and enthusiasm; it is literally a spiritual warrior because it is ruled by Mars. So we are smack in the middle of a split between some pretty powerful masculine and feminine energies.

Saturn in Sagittarius has been pretty busy lately too.  It is engaged in an ongoing square with Chiron in Pisces. These two are pretty heavy hitters and this challenging aspect is causing us to seek deeper meaning and truths.  But the sweet spot can be that real breakthroughs are possible.  Saturn is also trining Uranus in Aries, so it will be much easier to implement any changes that need to be made.Hold onto those thoughts.

Mercury in Aries has been no slouch lately, either.  Mercury squared Pluto in Capricorn on March 23, 2017, prompting me to tweet:
Mercury in Aries will be conjunct Uranus and Eris in Aries while squaring Pluto in Capricorn from March 23-27, 2017.  So it is definitely a key player in this new moon.  This is pretty intense energy, but don’t forget that we are getting a supportive boost in the form of Saturn in Sagittarius trining Uranus and Eris in Aries.  Extraordinary insights could result from this new moon in Aries.  The only caveat with this energy is that we may need to think before we speak.  But the Aries new moon should definitely give us a shot of courage to face our demons and storms, even, or especially, if they are inner demons and storms.

Two days before the new moon in Aries, on March 25, 2017, the Sun and Venus will form an inferior conjunction in Aries.  I hate the expression inferior, but the reason it is called inferior is because is Venus is retrograde.  I was born with a Sun/Venus inferior conjunction myself in Scorpio.  The conjunction of the Sun and Venus should provide a loving, sociable vibe that favors relationships and Venus retrograde should make it easier to reconnect and achieve a measure of forgiveness in unresolved relationships.  If you are curious as to how this Venus retrograde transit is impacting you, please consider purchasing my Venus Retrograde special for only $25.  Just email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to request it.

The new moon in Aries is also getting an unexpected boost from Mars in Taurus trining Pluto in Capricorn.  It is common knowledge that new moons are the perfect time to set new intentions, and with Mars trining Pluto we have the added bonus of persistence, focus and tenacity.

The issues of freedom, power vs. inequality and social activism are all playing out courtesy of the cardinal planets.  The aftershocks of the Uranus/Pluto squares are still reverberating as the old paradigms are being broken down.  Uranus in Aries opposing Jupiter in Libra is a major contributing factor in the rise of social activism we are currently experiencing.  Anyone with cardinal planets or points between 22-24 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will be in touch with these issues as their charts are activated.  My Chiron in 24 degrees of Capricorn will definitely be feeling it. If you are wondering how this cardinal action or the new moon in Aries is affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading with me.

If you are seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the eclipses of 2017. We recently experienced the February eclipses, but the August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters.  You can learn more about my menu of astrological services, including the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at: 


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

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

As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign especially a Universal Year 1, 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.

The north node in Virgo has an underlying theme of service to others.  In that spirit of pursuing my path as a healer, I am still channeling that Virgo north node energy by offering my Reiki services.  If you are in the Boston area, please consider getting a Reiki treatment at Acupuncture for Everyone in Copley Square to destress, revitalize and remove blockages to healing.  It’s a perfect way to start your weekend off and can also be described as a spa for the soul to boot!   Reiki is the most profound treatment for stress relief because it concentrates on CALMING your body.

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


I have recently joined the International Center for Reiki Training Membership Association.
Please feel free to learn more about this wonderful organization at:

For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.

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


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


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