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Friday, January 18, 2019

The Sun Moves into Aquarius and a Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo





The sun will be entering the sign of Aquarius on January 20, 2019, and for many of us, that’s not a moment too soon.  We need a bit of a break from all that Capricorn energy that has contributed to the heaviness many of us have been experiencing so far in 2019.  Okay, Mercury, Saturn, Pluto and the south node are still in Capricorn, but at least the sun is moving out of Capricorn.

When the Sun is transiting the sign of Aquarius, freedom becomes more important to us as we strive to shed the restrictions, inhibitions and limitations that are associated with the sun in Capricorn.  The vibes of Aquarius include innovation, seeking knowledge, originality, new perspectives and finding new ways to do things. It is literally a breath of fresh air, which is apropos for Aquarius, the fixed air sign.  I know that the symbol of Aquarius is the Water Bearer, which is confusing for some people, who think that Aquarius is a water sign.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Air is mental energy and water is emotional energy.

The best way to make use of this Aquarius energy is to spend more time with friends and utilize that fixed energy to focus on making your dreams come true.  Since Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus, this is the perfect time to invest in electrical appliances, computers or cell phones.  It’s also an optimal time to bust out of our routines and let your freak flag fly by being more uninhibited and expressing your uniqueness.

Hopefully all of you have survived the first of the three Jupiter Neptune squares that 2019 features.  The first one occurred on January 13, 2019, inspiring me to tweet:
I was definitely feeling the effects of this aspect as it squared my Gemini moon in the 8th house and later that day I tweeted:
So the energy is getting really weird, n’est pas?  Now we are headed for the next eclipse of January 2019 and it is a doozy.  It’s a total Blood Moon Supermoon Lunar Eclipse in 0 degrees of Leo on January 21, 2019 on the east coast of the United States.  The west coast gets to experience it on January 20, 2019.  It’s called a supermoon eclipse because the moon is closer to the earth and will appear enormous with a blood red color.  It’s also the last in a series of Leo and Aquarius eclipses that began back in February 2017. I encourage all of you to think back to that time in your life because it should have marked a time of creative energy and a celebration of your individuality.  This eclipse in particular should be a time of endings and beginnings. 

Uranus in 28 degrees of Aries is a heavy hitter in this eclipse.  It’s really calling the shots because it is squaring the eclipse and this can manifest in mood swings, feelings of restlessness, lack of patience and impulsive behavior.  Uranus is also starting to form a wide square (7 degrees) to Pluto in Capricorn through early March 2019 before it moves into Taurus for the next seven years. Have you forgotten the seven exact squares that occurred between 2012 and 2015?  They were part of a larger Uranus Pluto cycle that began in the 1960’s when Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in Virgo.  Whenever Uranus and Pluto are in a challenging aspect, you can expect social transformation, political unrest and rebellion.  In the 1960’s civil rights and women’s liberation were byproducts of this aspect.   During this lunar eclipse Uranus is also squaring the north node in Cancer and the south node in Capricorn.   And Uranus also squares Mercury in Capricorn, which will undoubtedly result in more anxiety about our future, miscommunication, arguments and erratic behavior.

Mars in Aries is squaring Saturn in Capricorn in 13 degrees of their respective signs on the day of the eclipse.  Mars in Aries is literally the warrior and when it squares off with Saturn in Capricorn, there is bound to be some frustration as we feel like the brakes are being put on.  I have a natal Mars Saturn square, so I know firsthand that it can be downright uncomfortable.  With Mars squaring Saturn in cardinal signs on the day of the eclipse, we will be forced to take responsibility and face our fears head on.  The bright side of this rather challenging aspect is that Saturn in Capricorn can be quite disciplined and if we can find a way to constructively channel this energy it can be quite productive. 

It’s important to remember that the cardinal energy is very strong with this lunar eclipse, with Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Pluto and the nodes of the moon in cardinal signs. We can’t help but want to initiate some kind of change with this energy.  Cardinal signs are the movers and the shakers in the astrological landscape.

But there is a silver lining to this rather challenging lunar eclipse. Venus and Jupiter, aka the Greater Benefics, are conjunct on the day of the eclipse.  Venus is in 14 degrees of Sagittarius conjunct Jupiter in 15 degrees of Sagittarius.  This is a very favorable, fortuitous aspect that has a very spiritual dimension and can bring luck, abundance and success as it seeks to elevate our relationships and values.  If you have any planets in the mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Virgo around 14 or 15 degrees, you should reap the benefits of this aspect.  Once again, I am in the astrological crossfire, but I am hoping that my Gemini moon in my 8th house gets a boost from this aspect.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 15 minutes or 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $25 or $35.  In the spirit of utilizing the energy of the January 5th solar eclipse in my 3rd house, I am starting to use FaceTime for my readings and have installed the Google Duo app on my phone for the benefit of my Android clients. So if you want to see me in addition to talking to me, I am giving you the choice to do so. I even offer the option of tarot readings. 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:


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

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


As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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

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


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

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


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


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









Friday, January 11, 2019

The Window Between Eclipses Features a Sun Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn and a Jupiter Neptune Square



We are now officially in the window between the first round of the 2019 eclipses.  The next eclipse is a lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019 in 0 degrees of Leo. We experienced the first solar eclipse on January 5, 2019 when I tweeted:
This is definitely pretty heavy energy and Capricorn is living up to its reputation as the harsh taskmaster.  It’s certainly not the lightest of times.  I had a good laugh on Monday when I read astrologer Penny Thornton’s comments on her website www.astrolutely.com.  She said:  “I don’t know what each and everyone of you are experiencing as we enter the second week of January, but you’ll be an exception to the rule if you’re having a whale of a time.  With the Sun hooked up to Pluto and Saturn to Mercury this is a tough astro-scape by anyone’s standards.”

Penny Thornton updates her site on Monday and if you don’t already read it, I highly recommend it. Her comments for this week not only gave me a good laugh but helped to put things in perspective for me.  And I didn’t feel quite so overwhelmed with the sense of responsibility and emotional angst that this eclipse triggered.

But getting back to the matters at hand, which is what all of this Capricorn energy is about—taking care of business.  On January 11, 2019, the Sun and Pluto have their annual hookup or conjunction in 20 degrees of Capricorn.  The Sun represents our ego, identity and individuality while Pluto represents transformation through destruction and reconstruction.  Obviously we are going to have some breakthroughs about the deeper truths of our existence.  When the Sun and Pluto are conjunct more can be revealed about what has been hidden in terms of the unconscious sources of our disempowerment.  Hopefully this awareness of our patterns will provide us with the determination we need to purge what is no longer serving our highest good and transform our lives.  So don’t be afraid to delve deeply into your unconscious on January 11th.  And it wouldn’t hurt to look at where 20 degrees of Capricorn falls in your chart.  It’s happening in my 4th house of home, family and beginnings and endings in life.

On the following day, January 12th, Mercury and Saturn are conjunct in 12 degrees of Capricorn.  The fun never ends, does it?  Okay, it has that somber Capricorn vibe, but there is a positive side to this conjunction.  Mercury conjunct Saturn in Capricorn can be a good time to focus on what we need to be doing and accomplishing our goals.  There is a great deal of strength in this aspect that we need to tap into.  It may be the weekend, but try to get rid of any distractions.

Jupiter in Sagittarius is squaring Neptune in Pisces for the first of three exact squares in 2019 on January 13, 2019 in 14 degrees of their respective signs.  Jupiter will amplify the spiritual energy of Neptune.   But we may experience some misplaced optimism and struggle with our expectations and dreams as our faith is tested.  This test of faith could manifest in an embarrassing loss or disappointment. I would also caution everyone to be very careful in love, gambling, drugs and get rich quick schemes as illusions are going to be stripped away.  There could be a tendency to act arrogantly and feel overconfident as if you could get away with anything and not get caught.  But, trust me, you will get caught. This aspect could place a strain on relationships, especially if you have been over idealizing your partner.  And if you have any personal planets like your sun, moon, or ascendant around 14 degrees in the mutable signs of Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius, you will feel this aspect big-time.  My moon is in 14 degrees of Gemini, so it looks like I am definitely in the line of fire.

This first of the Jupiter Neptune squares may present us with a problem that challenges our beliefs.  The second of the Jupiter Neptune squares occurs on June 16, 2019 in 18 degrees of Sagittarius and Pisces.  Jupiter will be retrograde then and Neptune will be direct.  But the second square may actually provide us with an alternative solution to the problem.  By the time the third and final square rolls around on September 21, 2019, Jupiter will be direct and Neptune will be retrograde in 17 degrees of their signs.  If the third time is the charm, we will be experiencing a profound change and be able to integrate a new approach to what Jupiter and Neptune mean to us.  Here’s hoping that we get this right.

 If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 15 minutes or 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $25 or $35.  In the spirit of utilizing the energy of the January 5th solar eclipse in my 3rd house, I am starting to use FaceTime for my readings and have installed the Google Duo app on my phone for the benefit of my Android clients. So if you want to see me in addition to talking to me, I am giving you the choice to do so. I even offer the option of tarot readings. 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:


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

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


As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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

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


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

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


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


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






Friday, January 4, 2019

Solar Eclipse in Capricorn, Mercury and Venus Change Signs and Uranus Stations Direct




We have only just begun 2019, but it is off to a roaring start and the Capricorn energy is reaching its peak.  The theme of responsibility was really highlighted on January 2, 2019 when the Sun and Saturn were conjunct in 11 degrees of Capricorn.  On that day I tweeted:
On January 4, 2019, Mercury enters the sign of Capricorn, joining the Sun, Saturn and Pluto.  Mercury will remain in Capricorn until January 24, 2019.  When Mercury is in Capricorn, communication takes on a more sober, practical and focused tone.  We are more logical, organized, focused and methodical.  The holidays are definitely over and it is time to get down to business and adopt a no-nonsense approach.  Just be mindful not to get too pessimistic with your communications during this transit. Mars moved into Aries on New Year’s Eve and this provided huge boost of cardinal energy that added to the theme of wanting to get things accomplished.

But on January 5, 2019, we will experience the first eclipse of 2019, a partial solar eclipse in 15 degrees of Capricorn.  Solar eclipses usually indicate new beginnings, but since this is a south node eclipse (the south node of the moon is currently in Capricorn), don’t be surprised if you realize that something from your past needs to be released to initiate that new beginning. The eclipse is widely conjunct the south node in 26 degrees of Capricorn, which can raise issues of self-control, owning your shadow and release of structures that are no longer serving our highest good.  And there could definitely be news regarding abuse of power. One of the most important things to remember about a south node eclipse is that we do not have as much control over what happens as we do during a north node eclipse.  The pull of the past is a key factor during this eclipse and it may trigger some deep anger so be mindful of this and breathe before saying something you might regret. This solar eclipse is also conjunct Saturn in 11 degrees of Capricorn and Pluto in 20 degrees of Capricorn.

The conjunctions to the south node, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn only serve to magnify the intense energy of this eclipse.  It may technically be described as a partial eclipse, but trust me on this one, it will be a heavy hitter in the astrological landscape of 2019.  It will pack quite a punch. All of this Capricorn energy has themes of long-term goals, working hard and perseverance.  Rules, regulations, boundaries, ambitions and material achievements will all factor into this eclipse.  Capricorn is all about structure and hierarchy.  The conjunction to Saturn will be about control and consolidation while the conjunction to Pluto will have the theme of power.  Hopefully the conjunction to Pluto will lead to empowerment and not abuses of power.

This solar eclipse is also feeding into the energy of the Saturn Pluto conjunction in Capricorn which will be exact in 22 degrees of Capricorn in January 2020.  2020 will be a pivotal year of change in the world, and that is not only because of the United States Presidential Election.  With any luck, this solar eclipse can provide some clear insights as to how we proceed into 2020.  It’s also important to examine where this eclipse is occurring in your chart.  For me, it is at the end of my third house, opposing my Cancer midheaven and squaring my Libra ascendant.  I will not be able to hide from it, that’s for sure.

While this may eclipse sound daunting and intimidating, we also have a secret weapon to give us the tools to cope with the changes that are being thrust upon us.  The solar eclipse in 15 degrees of Capricorn forms a supportive sextile to Neptune in 14 degrees of Pisces.  Neptune in Pisces has a strong theme of unconditional love and devotion to a cause so that our ego is dissolved.  The most enlightened use of this aspect is to use this energy to achieve our dreams by working hard and persevering.  That is the Saturn piece of this eclipse, which is indeed quite heavy. Jupiter and Neptune are more spiritually oriented, while Saturn is a more grounding influence.  The major influence of the Jupiter Neptune square is that it okay to have big dreams and hope for miracles if we are willing to do the work.  That is where Saturn and Pluto come in. Pluto will empower and transform us. Jupiter in Sagittarius will be exactly square Neptune in Pisces on January 13, 2019 in 14 degrees of their respective signs.  This can play out as a desire to move into a more perfect reality. This Jupiter Neptune square is a bit more challenging than the Jupiter in Scorpio trine to Neptune in Pisces that we experienced last year.  It can also make us more prone to being judgmental and wanting to engage in escapist behaviors. 

On January 6, 2019, Uranus stations direct in 28 degrees of Aries.  Uranus has been retrograde since August 7, 2018 and now that it is direct it is headed back into the sign of Taurus, which it enters on March 6, 2019 for the next seven years.   Uranus concluding its transit in Aries can manifest some very erratic and disruptive energy in the forms of severe weather, protests, riots, political upheavals and power struggles. It is literally full steam ahead now in terms of pursuing goals. Don’t waste this energy.

And on January 7, 2019, Venus enters the sign of Sagittarius where it stays until February 3, 2019. Venus in Sagittarius is a refreshing change from the intensity of Venus in Scorpio.  Venus in Sagittarius has a more adventurous, blunt and buoyant approach to love and finances.  It also likes to seek out the truth and higher meaning in relationships.  Venus in Sagittarius will inspire us to live life to the fullest and see the best in people.  The shadow side of Venus in Sagittarius is that we may be inclined towards excessive spending or gambling.  But it does have a lighter quality that we need to balance out all of this heavy Capricorn (ruled by Saturn, remember) energy, so we’ll take it.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 15 minutes or 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $25 or $35.  In the spirit of utilizing the energy of the January 5th solar eclipse in my 3rd house, I am starting to use FaceTime for my readings and have installed the Google Duo app on my phone for the benefit of my Android clients. So if you want to see me in addition to talking to me, I am giving you the choice to do so. I even offer the option of tarot readings. 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:


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

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


As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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

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


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

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


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


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









Friday, December 28, 2018

Mars on the Move and Capricorn Season Heats Up with a Sun Saturn Conjunction



Mars is getting ready to leave the sensitive water sign of Pisces and enter its home sign of Aries on December 31, 2018, but before it does, it conjuncts Chiron in Pisces on December 29, 2018.  When Mars conjuncts Chiron in Pisces, it can bring about a healing of our masculine side so that we dissolve confusion about asserting ourselves without using force or anger.  With this conjunction in Pisces, it will also help us acknowledge our vulnerability and hopefully act in a more compassionate manner.

While Mars is definitely more comfortable in the sign of Aries, there have been some perks to having it in Pisces.  Christmas week featured Mars in Pisces trining the north node in Cancer.  When Mars is favorably aspecting the nodes of the moon (and if it was trining the north node in Cancer, it was also forming a supportive sextile to the south node in Capricorn).  The north node represents our future while the south node represents our past. Mars favorably aspecting the nodes of the moon can burn through the fog and open new doors that make it possible for frozen or stuck family dynamics to melt and experience some genuine healing.

I don’t know about you but I sensed a lighter vibration around Christmas this year.  Maybe it was that Leo moon trining both Mercury and Jupiter in Sagittarius, but it certainly felt more cheery.  On Christmas Day I tweeted:


Mars will enters Aries at 9:20 p.m. on December 31, 2018 in time to help us ring in the new year of 2019.  It will leave Aries on February 14, 2019 and enter the Venus ruled sign of Taurus, which is very fitting for Valentine’s Day.

Mars rules the signs of Aries and Scorpio, so it will feel right at home in Aries.  I was intrigued by the fact that the year 2018 began with Mars in Scorpio and ends in the sign of Aries.  Do you think that the universe is trying to tell us something?  Mars will really be feeling its oats in Aries as its power is boosted and the energy will be spontaneous and forward looking.  We may also find ourselves feeling more courageous, competitive and self-confident.  But be aware that the shadow side of Mars in Aries can lead to greater levels of impatience, arrogance, impulsiveness and self-centeredness.  But it will start the New Year off with a welcome and much needed surge of energy.

Capricorn season will be even more intense when we experience the annual Sun Saturn conjunction in 11 degrees of Capricorn on January 2, 2019.  We already have the sun, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, but when the sun conjuncts Saturn, Capricorn’s ruling planet, the Capricorn energy will be amplified.  When the sun conjuncts Saturn, hard work, discipline and patience will be required.  This aspect can bring rewards for hard work and recognition for previous efforts, but it can also bring feelings of isolation, insecurity and hardship.  I’m just warning you that feelings of isolation might creep up on this day as the structures of your life may require some attention.

I am all too familiar with the nature of the sun conjunct Saturn, as I have it natally in my chart. My Saturn is in the sign of Scorpio, but Saturn conjunct the sun has a very Capricorn vibe.  Saturn is in my 1st house, and this has manifested for me in feeling restricted, being my own harshest critic and having a shy and reserved personality.  But it has also made me very conscientious and responsible, so be aware that Saturn is not all bad. While it may have a very somber tone, it's also a very grounding influence.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 15 minutes or 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $25 or $35.  I even offer the option of tarot readings. 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:


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

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


As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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

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


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

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


I was also featured in the July 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:


I have also revised my package deals and I am now offering two options for package deals: Silver 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.



Happy New Year, everyone!



Friday, December 21, 2018

The Sun Enters Capricorn for the Winter Solstice and a Full Moon in Cancer



The sun will enter the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn on December 21, 2018 at 5:23 p.m. on the east coast of the United States and this marks the official start of winter, or the Winter Solstice.  The sun appears to be standing still and this day will be the shortest day and longest night of the year.  The sun in Capricorn has a very different vibe from the sun in Sagittarius.  When the sun is transiting Capricorn, it is time to get more serious, set boundaries, make a business plan and take care of your teeth and bones because Capricorn is ruled by Saturn.

We do have some pretty sweet astrological aspects on December 21st to help us deal with the lack of sunlight.  Venus in 13 degrees of Scorpio is trining Neptune in 13 degrees of Pisces and this adds themes of love and harmony to the day.  It also favors healing and releasing darker emotions so that we can experience more emotional and spiritual intimacy.

Mars in Pisces has been a key player in activating the healing theme that has been prevalent and will continue through the end of 2018.  On December 17, 2018 Mars in Pisces was sextiling Pluto in Capricorn, inspiring me to tweet:
Mars in Pisces has also been involved in a conjunction to Neptune in Pisces for much of December.  This aspect can play out in a myriad of ways: if we take the high road, we can direct our energy into a more spiritual practice and act with more compassion. But the darker side of a Mars Neptune conjunction can also manifest in more scandals and secrets coming out.

Mercury and Jupiter are conjunct in 9 degrees of Sagittarius on December 21, 2018.  If nothing else, this aspect should give you a boost of holiday spirit because Jupiter literally is the Santa Claus of planets, magnifying anything it touches.  It has a very inspirational vibration and can be overly optimistic.  It can lead to overindulging or a tone of self-righteousness, but overall it is a delightful aspect to be occurring during the holiday season.

On December 22, 2018, we have a powerful full moon in 0 degrees of Cancer.  This full moon will pack an emotional punch because, let’s face, it, the moon is in its own sign of Cancer and there is bound to be a great deal of emotional sensitivity, strong emotions, moodiness, and sentimentality accompanied by a need for security.  Feelings will come to a head and there could be widespread global implications as well.  The theme of nurturing others is highlighted, especially with the north node currently in Cancer.  And Mars is also conjunct Chiron in Pisces, which further fuels the theme of healing others that has been pervasive during the month of December.  It’s certainly an ideal way to end 2018, which has been a pretty turbulent year for many people.

There is also a great deal of  cardinal planetary energy involved in this full moon.  In addition to the sun, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, the moon is in Cancer and Uranus is in Aries.  With a preponderance of planets in cardinal signs, this is a perfect time to initiate things.  Get moving and strike while the iron is hot to implement any plans you have been considering.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and pass on some good astrological tidings about Christmas Day.  The moon will be in Leo on Christmas, having entered Leo on December 24, 2018 at 11:59 a.m. on the east coast of the United States. It will be trining Jupiter in Sagittarius on Christmas Day, adding happiness, jolliness and good will to the holiday spirit. How much more Santa Claus can you get!  If you experienced any kind of emotional storminess during the Cancer full moon, the effects should have dissipated by Christmas Day.  The Leo moon is also trining Mercury in Sagittarius, which augurs well for smooth and harmonious communications

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 15 minutes or 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $25 or $35 and would make a great holiday gift. An astrology reading is a very thoughtful gift for a loved one. If you feel the need to give yourself a gift during this holiday season, please consider an astrological reading as an act of self-care that can provide some clarity in your life during these confusing times.  I even offer the option of tarot readings. 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:


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

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


As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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

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


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

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


I was also featured in the July 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:


I have also revised my package deals and I am now offering two options for package deals: Silver and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


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









Friday, December 14, 2018

Uranus in Aries is on a Consciousness Raising Trip



Uranus may still be retrograde in Aries, but it is definitely not spending its last days (it re-enters Taurus on March 6, 2019 for seven years) quietly.  In the cardinal fire sign of Aries, it is literally doing everything in its power to shake up our consciousness and blast us out of our mental, spiritual and emotional blockages.

On December 11, 2018 Mercury in Scorpio was inconjunct Uranus in Aries, inspiring me to tweet:
I don’t know about you, but I have been experiencing some especially vivid dreams lately.  And when I have these dreams Uranus is usually involved in some kind of aspect.  I had more of these dreams on December 8th when the Sagittarius moon trined Uranus in Aries.  On that day I tweeted:
People from my past, some that have been dead for a decade, have been cropping up in my dreams.  Part of me attributed that to the fact that my moon is in my 8th house of death and transformation. And I have come to realize that these people had a profound impact on my life and served as great teachers.  Sometimes those lessons were painful, but as the year comes to a close and I reflect on what has transpired in the past year and my journey, I realize that I am grateful for their contributions to my path of transformation.

Let’s face it, Uranus is on a mission to change us.  On December 15, 2018, Uranus in 28 degrees of Aries will be forming a challenging semi-square aspect (45 degrees apart) with Neptune in 13 degrees of Pisces.  This is the 4th time this aspect has occurred.  Previously it was exact on August 11, 2017, October 7, 2017 and June 6, 2018.  On June 6, 2018, Uranus was in 1 degree of Taurus. And it will be exact for the 5th and final time on May 1, 2019 with Uranus in 3 degrees of Taurus.  The theme of this semi-square aspect is to challenge us to overcome the mental (represented by Uranus) and emotional (represented by Neptune) blocks that have been limiting our advancement.  It can literally give us the inspiration to manifest some growth in our lives.

I was very inspired by astrologer Pam Younghans’ interpretation of this aspect in her weekly NorthPoint Journal.  She commented on how this aspect is a wake-up call to see how far we have progressed in the last 25 years since Uranus and Neptune were conjunct in 19 degrees of Capricorn. She explained that this conjunction back in the 1990’s ushered in some changes that woke us up and opened our hearts so that we could hopefully become more spiritually aware.  And how anyone with planets around 19 degrees in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will feel the effects of this aspect intensely.  Personally, I can check off this box.  The cusp of my 4th house is 19 degrees of Capricorn and my midheaven is in 19 degrees of Cancer. Pluto entered my 4th house in early 2018 and my life hasn’t been the same since.  Avoiding transformation is not an option for me.

We have two supportive sextiles involving Saturn and Pluto before another major Uranus aspect hits on December 20, 2018.  On December 16, 2018, Venus in 9 degrees of Scorpio sextiles Saturn in 9 degrees of Capricorn.  This can add more stability to relationships which may been pretty rocky for many people this year. On the following day, Mars in 20 degrees of Pisces sextiles Pluto in 20 degrees of Capricorn.  This aspect represents a true alignment of compassion and power so that we can achieve our soul’s desire.  Mars, Saturn and Pluto are usually associated with heaviness, so I say that we rejoice in the lift to our spirits that these sextiles provide.

On December 20, 2018, the sun in 28 degrees of Sagittarius trines Uranus in 28 degrees of Aries.  I have this aspect natally in my chart, and I can tell you that it makes one more comfortable in expressing their uniqueness. The sun trining Uranus will increase our intuition, bring fresh insight and encourage us to stretch out of our comfort zone and take more risks.  It bestows self-confidence about feeling different and unique.  It inspires us to wave that inner freak flag proudly.  Enjoy this energy and don’t waste the opportunity to expand your consciousness.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am also offering short telephone astrology consultations for 15 minutes or 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $25 or $35 and would make a great holiday gift. An astrology reading is a very thoughtful gift for a loved one. I even offer the option of tarot readings. There is something for everyone. 

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


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

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


As an astrologer, I have decided to include an interpretation of the north node by sign. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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

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


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

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


I was also featured in the July 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:


I have also revised my package deals and I am now offering two options for package deals: Silver 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.