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Friday, February 14, 2020

Mars Enters Capricorn, Mercury Stations Retrograde and the Sun Sails into Pisces






Get ready for another week of planets changing signs and the first Mercury Retrograde of 2020.  The fun starts on February 16, 2020 when Mars enters the earth sign of Capricorn at 6:33 a.m.  Mars remains in Capricorn until March 30, 2020.  Mars is actually considered to be exalted in the sign of Capricorn, so this can be a very positive influence in our lives.

When Mars is in Capricorn we tend to be more deliberate, persistent, stable, reliable and likely to consider future ramifications before taking action.  This is a big change from Mars in Sagittarius, which is very impulsive and has a tendency to fly off the handle because it is a fire sign.  But Mars in Capricorn is still capable of being very assertive and accomplishing a great deal.  Mars in Capricorn will be favorably trining Uranus in 3 degrees of Taurus on February 21, 2020 and this aspect is a real blessing in terms of pursuing our goals as we may be on the receiving end of some unexpected opportunities. There is a reason that the goat is a symbol for Capricorn—it is persistent, steadfast and able to climb up that mountain.  Mars in Capricorn is slower to anger, but it can become frustrated and its shadow side is becoming too rigid. 

But we could be facing a wild card vibe with part of this Mars in Capricorn transit. Mars has been out of bound since February 9, 2020 and will continue to remain out of bounds until March 2, 2020.  A planet is considered to be out of bounds when its declination is more than 23 degrees and 27 minutes north or south of the sun.  The energy of the planet tends to be a little over the top and out of control.  It has a wilder, more erratic quality. Mars in Capricorn will be conjunct the south node in 6 degrees of Capricorn on February 25, 2020 and this could manifest as some power and control issues surfacing in relationships and existing structures in our lives.  Don’t forget that Capricorn is also associated with government and financial institutions.  Mars is the planet associated with passion, desire and aggression so there could be some over the top reactions in the next few weeks.

Mercury stations retrograde in 12 degrees of Pisces at 7:54 p.m. on February 16, 2020 and stations direct in 28 degrees of Aquarius on March 9, 2020.  But we all know that Mercury entered its retrograde shadow period on February 2, 2020 in 28 degrees of Aquarius and won’t clear it until March 29, 2020 in 12 degrees of Pisces.

What can we expect when Mercury is retrograde in the water sign of Pisces?  Mercury retrograde in Pisces can enhance our creativity and spirituality as it infuses us with an urge to delve deeply into our spiritual lives to achieve a more altered state.  It’s a perfect time for music and meditation as well.  But the shadow side of Mercury retrograde in Pisces is a tendency towards deception and denial in communications.  And then there are the usual manifestations of Mercury retrograde: delays in communications and transportation, caution against signing contracts or taking a new job and breakdowns in electronic devices.  Try not to purchase a car, cell phone or computer when Mercury is retrograde unless your current one literally dies on you.  The best way of utilizing the energy of Mercury retrograde is to review and do research.

The sun enters the water sign of Pisces on February 18, 2020 at 11:57 p.m.  I know that I say it every year, but I always love the transit of the sun in Pisces.  Part of it is because I am a water sign and it’s nice to know that I will have the sun trining all of my Scorpio and Cancer planets, but another reason is that the Pisces sun starts in my 5th house and it seems to give me a creative boost during the winter.  The sun in Pisces is a time of idealism, altruistic feelings, heightened imagination and creativity as well as intense dreams that provide more intuitive guidance.  And it does make use more compassionate and empathetic towards others.  But the shadow side of the sun in Pisces is self-pity, feelings of victimization and elusiveness.  Don’t let yourself fall into the martyr role when the sun is in Pisces.

The Pisces energy is amplified even more on February 20, 2020 when Jupiter in Capricorn forms a supportive sextile to Neptune in 17 degrees of Pisces.  These two planets are associated with expansion and spirituality, so when they align favorable we have an opportunity to get in touch with our personal beliefs and our higher power.  It’s an extremely favorable aspect for creativity, new possibilities and an overall feeling of interconnectivity.  It has a strong theme of idealist at work for the greater good.  And the good news about this aspect is that we get to reap its benefits three times this year: it repeats on July 7th in 20 degrees of the two planets respective signs and on October 12th in 18 degrees.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I have recently revised my menu of services and am now offering a Saturn Pluto Conjunction reading for $25 which will offer you some insight and guidance into how this major astrological event that occurred on January 12, 2020 in 22 degrees of Capricorn will impact you.  It’s not too late to purchase this reading because its effects will be felt for most of 2020. It can be purchased through my site at:

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I have also added a new reading to my menu of services, a Clues to Compatibility reading, which is designed primarily for non-romantic relationships and utilizes synastry to determine your connections with friends, family members and business associates. Additionally, I have also decided to offer private astrology lessons in person or by telephone.  Please feel free to contact me at lindasim54@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about astrology.

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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



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


Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!




Friday, February 7, 2020

A Blast of Fire Energy as Venus Enters Aries and a Full Moon in Leo



Piscean energy may have been the theme of last week, but this week we are dealing with an influx of fire energy. Granted, Mercury did enter Pisces on February 3, 2020, inspiring me to tweet:
Piscean energy may have been the theme of last week, but this week we are dealing with an influx of fire energy. Granted, Mercury did enter Pisces on February 3, 2020, inspiring me to tweet:

But the vibe is set to change on February 7, 2020 when Venus departs Pisces, where it is exalted, for the sign of Aries until March 4, 2020.  Venus is not so comfortable in Aries, where it is said to be in detriment along with Venus in Scorpio.  Venus is much more aggressive in Aries and focused on getting its own needs met.  Love is spontaneous and direct when Venus is in Aries and we are more likely to be impatient and blunt in our dealings with others.  Venus in Aries lives in the moment and embraces the concept of “I want it now.”  Impatience is frequently a trait associated with fire signs.  But if you have been neglecting your own needs and putting others first, this is a perfect opportunity to engage in massive self-care and self-love.  That is food for thought during this transit.

We get another massive blast of fire energy on February 9, 2020 with the full moon in 20 degrees of Leo.  A full moon in Leo opposing the sun in Aquarius is a time to balance the heart (Leo energy) and the head (Aquarius) with courage.  Leo is very heart-centered energy.  This full moon will also be very potent because it represents a time for closure and new beginnings after the lunar eclipse on January 10, 2020 in Cancer.  The fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius will feel its intensity more strongly than others.  This full moon will be conjunct my Pluto in Leo in my 11th house and squaring my sun and Venus in Scorpio in my 2nd house.

Some people could have some relationship issues coming up for review during this full moon because back in late November and December 2019 Venus was in Capricorn conjuncting Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn but now that Venus is in Aries it will be testing and challenging any relationships that formed at that time.  The honeymoon phase could be over and it will be time to face reality—does this new relationship have what it take to make us happy?

A full moon in Leo asks that we connect with our own inner fire and our highest calling.  This theme is reinforced by the fact that Mercury in Pisces is exactly trining the north node in 7 degrees of Cancer.  The north node represents our soul’s destiny and this trine aspect affords us the opportunity to express ourselves in a compassionate and caring manner. The full moon in Leo is also trining Mars in 24 degrees of Sagittarius, which imbues us with the courage and initiative to make a move.  Most of us are feeling like we need to do something to change the circumstances in our lives and this full moon can put us more in touch with our instincts and this nice little trine between the moon and Mars makes it easier for us to be more assertive.

The full moon in 20 degrees of Leo is also inconjunct Neptune in 17 degrees of Pisces, which increases our emotional sensitivity but could present us with some conflicting emotions that lead to confusion and tension.  Relationship tension could escalate to a crisis point where we just want to escape.  The moon inconjunct Neptune could also lead us to substance abuse as an escape mechanism from all of this tension, so be mindful of that.  The best use of this energy is to channel the higher vibration of Neptune of faith and trust.  Tap into that spiritual vibe if you can.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I have recently revised my menu of services and am now offering a Saturn Pluto Conjunction reading for $25 which will offer you some insight and guidance into how this major astrological event that occurred on January 12, 2020 in 22 degrees of Capricorn will impact you.  It’s not too late to purchase this reading because its effects will be felt for most of 2020. It can be purchased through my site at:


I have also added a new reading to my menu of services, a Clues to Compatibility reading, which is designed primarily for non-romantic relationships and utilizes synastry to determine your connections with friends, family members and business associates. Additionally, I have also decided to offer private astrology lessons in person or by telephone.  Please feel free to contact me at lindasim54@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about astrology.

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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









Friday, January 31, 2020

Neptune is Ruling the Astrological Landscape as Mercury Enters Pisces



Uranus may have been calling the shots in last week’s new moon on January 24, 2020 but now it is Neptune’s turn to be ruling the astrological landscape.  On January 27, 2020, Venus in Pisces conjuncted Neptune in Pisces, inspiring me to tweet:
On the following day, January 28, 2020 Mars in Sagittarius squared Neptune in Pisces and I tweeted:
Neptune is a very complicated planet and its influence is very strong these days.  It rules the sign of Pisces so it really was a big deal when Venus and Neptune were conjunct in the sign of Pisces. And it was not so pleasant for most people when Mars in Sagittarius squared Neptune in Pisces.  Neptune is associated with the qualities of spirituality, compassion, redemption, inspiration, transcendence, and visionary experiences, but it has a shadow side of addiction, lying, escapism, chaos and confusion. 

I was watching Penny Thornton’s latest YouTube astrology video a few days ago on Neptune’s Way when a certain amount of clarity descended upon me and helped to dissolve that Neptunian fog.  Did I mention that Neptune is also associated with smoke and mirrors?  She spoke about the general theme of people feeling lost, confused, fearful and hopeless.  It certainly resonated for me and I have been hearing the same thing from my clients as well.  The prevailing sentiment these days seems to be what Penny was addressing: the feeling that I should be doing something but I don’t know what it should be.  Almost everyone feels that something has to change (after all, 2020 is earmarked to be year of massive change), but most of us are still in a fog (pardon the pun) as to what we should be done.  Penny assured us in her video that when the Neptune transit is over, we will know where we should be on our path. 

I suspect that this is exacerbated in my case because I have a very strong natal Neptune.  I am a quintessential Neptunian. Neptune is in my 1st house of self conjunct my Libra ascendant, Juno in Libra and Mercury in Scorpio. My Neptune also squares my natal Jupiter and Uranus in Cancer in the 10th house of career and public standing.  I have been undergoing a difficult Neptune square transit to my natal moon in Gemini for nearly two years and its orb is fading but I am still not totally unclear as to where I should be on my path.  I know that I need to make some changes in my work (my moon is also in the 8th house which certainly contributes to my psychic abilities) but I may need to wait until that aspect really has faded for the clarity to emerge.  But I am also under the influence of transiting Neptune in Pisces trining my Scorpio sun which is forming now and perhaps that one will be kinder due to its trine influence.  Trines are definitely much easier to deal with than squares.  Time will tell, as I will be undergoing this transit for another two years.

On February 3, 2020, Mercury enters the sign of Pisces.  Mercury will have an extended stay in the sign of Pisces because we are gearing up for the first Mercury Retrograde of 2020.  Mercury stations retrograde on February 16, 2020 in 12 degrees of Pisces, but it enters the shadow period on February 2, 2020 in 28 degrees of Aquarius.  Mercury will station direct on March 9, 2020 in 28 degrees of Aquarius and will re-enter Pisces on March 16, 2020.  Mercury remains in the sign of Pisces until April 11, 2020, so I’m not kidding when I say Mercury in Pisces is a long transit, with a brief stint in the sign of Aquarius.

What can we expect when Mercury is in Pisces?  Well, our thinking and communications are more intuitive and imaginative.  Our decisions are more likely to be made on the basis of intuition than logic. Our dreams will undoubtedly be more vivid and we may find ourselves knowing things we can’t explain because our subconscious is being triggered more when Mercury is in Pisces.  Imagination is heightened with Mercury in Pisces but we are dealing with a combination of intuition and delusion.  Don’t forget the shadow side of Mercury in Pisces: miscommunication and deception are just as likely.  And if you have a prominent Neptune in your chart like, me, it’s a good idea to set some mental boundaries because otherwise you might have some trouble discerning the difference between your thoughts and those of others.  Mercury in Pisces can definitely cast some of that Neptunian fog on our lives.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I have recently revised my menu of services and am now offering a Saturn Pluto Conjunction reading for $25 which will offer you some insight and guidance into how this major astrological event that occurred on January 12, 2020 in 22 degrees of Capricorn will impact you.  It’s not too late to purchase this reading because its effects will be felt for most of 2020. It can be purchased through my site at:


I have also added a new reading to my menu of services, a Clues to Compatibility reading, which is designed primarily for non-romantic relationships and utilizes synastry to determine your connections with friends, family members and business associates. Additionally, I have also decided to offer private astrology lessons in person or by telephone.  Please feel free to contact me at lindasim54@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about astrology.

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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


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


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













Friday, January 24, 2020

Uranus Calls the Shots in the New Moon in Aquarius



The season of Aquarius officially commenced on January 20, 2020 when the sun entered Aquarius and I tweeted:

The Aquarian plot thickened on January 23, 2020 when the sun in Aquarius squared Uranus in Taurus, inspiring me to tweet:
This was a very restless, edgy vibe which probably led many of us to renew our commitment to making some major changes in our lives.  It may have felt like a crisis of action.  If you have any planets between 0-4 degrees of the fixed signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo or Scorpio, you really felt this aspect.  I have my Mercury in 0 degrees of Scorpio, and I confess that I am definitely feeling restless and wanting to make some major changes in my work and communication. For example, I would love to be doing more telephone readings and offering private astrology lessons over the phone.  Please feel free to contact me at lindasim54@gmail.com to get more details on this service.

On January 24, 2020, we have a new moon in 4 degrees of Aquarius that squares Uranus in 2 degrees of Taurus.  Once again, this new moon will have a major impact on any one with fixed planets in 0-4 degrees of those fixed signs.  That’s right, folks, first the sun squares Uranus and then the moon squares Uranus.  And we all know that Uranus rules Aquarius, so this is intense energy.  Aquarius is a very future oriented sign, so this new moon is an especially opportune time to set some new intentions in whatever area of life it falls in your chart because new moons are perfect for setting new intentions. The new moon in Aquarius falls in my 4th house and is widely conjunct my Mars in 14 degrees of Aquarius, so it’s no wonder that I am feeling the restless vibe. 

The first half of January saw us engulfed in Capricorn energy, including the Saturn Pluto conjunction on January 12, 2020. It may have triggered some fears from our past, but the influx of Aquarius energy (Mercury entered Aquarius on January 17th) is giving us more of a glimpse of the future.  The new moon squaring Uranus in Taurus can spark creativity and deliver new ideas at a rapid rate.  A major theme of this new moon in Aquarius is to stretch out of your comfort zone and get unstuck.  Believe me, a lot of people are feeling stuck these days.  A new moon in Aquarius beckons us to make a new start.  And with that moon squaring Uranus, if we don’t initiate change, it may be thrust upon us because that’s the way Uranus rolls.

The new moon in Aquarius is also accompanied by high levels of anxiety, crises and mood swings along with the Uranian qualities of unexpected changes, unpredictable behavior, abruptness and impulsiveness.  It could very well lead to arguments in relationships.  This causes me to believe that many of us will feel like this is a full moon and not a new moon.  I am probably in that camp myself, because the new moon will be so close to my Mars in Aquarius.  The Aquarius moon is forming a supportive sextile to Chiron in Aries that day, which may very well be saving grace aspect for relationships in terms of healing old wounds if we can use the Aquarian trait of detachment to gain a new perspective on that day.

On January 25, 2020, Mercury in Aquarius sextile Mars in Sagittarius, which may provide more inspiration for implementing new ideas. The moon in Aquarius is also conjunct Mercury, which can contribute to some sudden flashes of insight and eureka moments. It is also the Chinese New Year, which marks the Year of the Rat.   On the following day, January 26, 2020, Mars in Sagittarius squares Venus in Pisces, which could play out in a variety of ways.  It could increase our sexual desire but it could also trigger anger, lack of self-control and impulsiveness.  If you need to release some tension on that day, creative endeavors and exercise are two good options.  Try to engage in an activity that you enjoy without hurting others.

While the new moon represents a day of setting new intentions, it may not be the best day to implement them.  The moon enters the cardinal fire sign of Aries on January 29, 2020 and this day may be the best time to put those ideas into action.  By that date, the dust will have cleared from Uranus stirring the pot and the Venus Mars square.

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I have recently revised my menu of services and am now offering a Saturn Pluto Conjunction reading for $25 which will offer you some insight and guidance into how this major astrological event that occurred on January 12, 2020 in 22 degrees of Capricorn will impact you.  It’s not too late to purchase this reading because its effects will be felt for most of 2020. It can be purchased through my site at:


I have also added a new reading to my menu of services, a Clues to Compatibility reading, which is designed primarily for non-romantic relationships and utilizes synastry to determine your connections with friends, family members and business associates.

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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












Friday, January 17, 2020

The Season of Aquarius is Upon Us



Capricorn has been ruling the astrological roost lately, what with the sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Ceres, and the Saturn Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on January 12, 2020, when I tweeted:
But the energy is starting to lighten up a bit this week.  I was watching astrologer Penny Thornton’s latest YouTube video about the Saturn Pluto conjunction and it really resonated for me.  She spoke about how Saturn is connected to the past and when Saturn and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn she commented on how fear and paranoia are really triggered. She also said that you don’t have to be a Capricorn to feel the effects of this aspect; everyone has some placements in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn so we will all be feeling it. I have definitely been seeing this in my work with clients lately.  The Saturn Pluto conjunction ensures that changes are coming and resistance is futile, to say the least.  We all need to face what needs to be released from our lives (that’s Pluto’s job and it’s not the most gentle agent of change and transformation) but it is easier said than done especially when Saturn is in Capricorn, a sign that loves tradition.

On January 13, 2020, Venus left the sign of Aquarius and entered Pisces.  On that day I tweeted:
I have to admit that I felt much lighter myself that day and in a much better mood.  Nothing really dramatic happened to me on the day of the Saturn Pluto conjunction; perhaps it was just serving as a release valve for the tension that had been building since 2020 started and we were gearing up for a lunar eclipse in Cancer and the Saturn Pluto on January 10th and January 12th.  What a double whammy this was!

Capricorn is a very dense and heavy, sign, so I am really happy that we have two planets this week leaving the sign of Capricorn.  Mercury entered the sign of Aquarius on January 16, 2020.  Mercury will remain in Aquarius until February 3, 2020.  But we have an upcoming Mercury retrograde on February 16, 2020 when Mercury stations retrograde in 12 degrees of Pisces and it re-enters Aquarius from March 4, 2020 until March 16, 2020.  Mercury will station direct on March 9, 2020 in 28 degrees of Aquarius. 

Mercury in Aquarius will put a more cerebral and intellectual spin on communications.  After all of the sturm and drang of Mercury in Capricorn, it will be a relief to be able to have a more detached perspective on recent events.  Mercury in Aquarius is very future oriented and progressive, which is a marked contrast from Mercury in Capricorn which is rooted in the past.  Communications should be more spontaneous, offbeat and downright eccentric when Mercury is transiting the sign of Aquarius.  We are hungry for knowledge and extremely open to new ideas.

Mercury in Aquarius will also be squaring Uranus in 2 degrees of Taurus on January 18, 2020, which can bring some sudden insights in a rather abrupt manner.  I have this aspect natally, and I can attest to its benefits in terms of the amount of insight it bestows upon me which helps to counteract the distracting and abrupt nature of this aspect.  I have been known to deliver some shocking zingers to people in my life.  Uranus does love to shock. When Mercury squares Uranus on January 18, 2020, we could experience excitement, changes to our daily routines and some nervous tension.  There could be some mishaps in communications, so try to avoid making any major decisions.

On January 20, 2020, the sun enters Aquarius.  When the sun is in Aquarius, we will feel more social because Aquarius is an air sign and is very group oriented.  We should be feeling more concerned with humanity in general which dovetails quite nicely with the compassionate vibe of Venus in Pisces.  It is an excellent opportunity to make new friends and enlarge our social circle. 

The sun in Aquarius will be squaring Uranus in Taurus on January 23, 2020.  This is very restless energy which will be accompanied by anxious feelings of impending change.  Ego is very strong with this transit, so watch that temper! Try to be as proactive as possible about positive change and remain flexible.
  
If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I have recently revised my menu of services and am now offering a Saturn Pluto Conjunction reading for $25 which will offer you some insight and guidance into how this major astrological event that occurred on January 12, 2020 in 22 degrees of Capricorn will impact you.  It’s not too late to purchase this reading because its effects will be felt for most of 2020. It can be purchased through my site at:


I have also added a new reading to my menu of services, a Clues to Compatibility reading, which is designed primarily for non-romantic relationships and utilizes synastry to determine your connections with friends, family members and business associates.

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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



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