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Friday, October 19, 2018

Transformation Continues as the Sun Enters Scorpio and a Full Moon in Taurus



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The transformation train shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.  Pluto in Capricorn has been taking some heavy hits lately, especially with its recent square from the sun in Libra on October 12, 2018 and the Capricorn moon conjuncting it and squaring the Libra sun on October 16, 2018. That kind of energy screams transformation and evokes the intensity of Scorpio.  On October 12, 2018, I tweeted:

And on October 16, 2018, I tweeted:
But on October 23, 2018 the sun enters Scorpio, joining Mercury, retrograde Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio.  Mercury and Venus leave Scorpio on October 31, 2018 and Jupiter enters Sagittarius on November 8, 2018.  Venus will return to Scorpio on December 2, 2018.

As a Scorpio, I tend to love the transit of the sun in Scorpio because it is my birthday season and birthdays always tend to infuse us with a boost of energy. Scorpio is not a sign for lightweights, though. When the sun is in Scorpio, we tend to experience depth, intimacy and extremes of feeling.  We desire (a key word for Scorpio) getting to the bottom of matters and crave anything that is hidden, taboo or secret.  The vibe is passionate and intense.  Scorpio energy is strong-willed because it is fixed water but it can be incredibly healing and transformative.  But watch out for a tendency to be jealous, obsessive, vindictive and manipulative when the sun is in Scorpio (until November 22, 2018, which is Thanksgiving in the United States).  That is the dark, shadow side of Scorpio.

On the following day, October 24, 2018, we have a powerhouse full moon in 1 degree of Taurus.  This full moon is bound to affect relationships because it is ruled by Venus and the sun conjuncts retrograde Venus in Scorpio while the moon opposes it.  The real heavy hitter in this full moon is retrograde Uranus in 0 degrees of Taurus.  The full moon is conjunct Uranus while the sun and Venus in Scorpio oppose it.  This could also play out in feelings of isolation and detachment in our relationships.   A full moon conjunct Uranus tends to manifest in feelings of rebelliousness and very disruptive energy. Surprises and changes could definitely be coming in relationships, finances and values.  Impulsive reactions and sudden events are key themes with this full moon.

There is a tremendous amount of fixed energy present with this full moon in Taurus.  We have seven planets in fixed signs: the sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio, Mars in Aquarius and the moon and Uranus in Taurus. This creates a planetary configuration called a Fixed Grand Cross with all of these oppositions and squares. Stubbornness is a given but the fixed energy does give us the determination and tenacity to achieve our goals. It reinforces the T-square of Uranus in Taurus to the north node in Leo and the south node in Aquarius.  The full moon squares the south node in Aquarius, forcing us to move on from detachment and rebellion to the future of the north node in Leo, which entails finding what makes you proud.  And the nodes will be changing signs on November 7, 2018 into Cancer and Capricorn. So this really is our last shot at letting go of what no longer serves us before the first week in November when retrograde Uranus re-enters Aries, Jupiter enters Sagittarius and the north node enters Cancer while the south node enters Capricorn.

Retrograde Venus in Scorpio opposing retrograde Uranus in Taurus will trigger issues of control versus independence in relationships.  It could get messy and complicated.  Uranus in Taurus is known for its association with extreme weather and earth events. When Uranus entered Taurus in mid-May, a volcano erupted in Hawaii.  I hope that we don’t have any more catastrophes during this full moon, but it wouldn’t surprise me if something happened.   Uranus does re-enter Aries on November 6, 2018 (Election Day in the United States) until March 6, 2019, when it resumes its transit in Taurus until 2026.

I know that this full moon sounds like it is a tale of gloom and doom, but we do have some positive aspects going for us once we get past the Uranus factor.  I am definitely in the crossfire with my Mercury in 0 degrees of Scorpio taking a major hit.  But I have been undergoing the transit of Uranus opposing my natal Mercury for some time now.

The good news with this full moon is that Saturn in 4 degrees of Capricorn is forming a flowing, beneficial trine to the Taurus moon can help turn those unexpected changes that Uranus brings into unexpected opportunities and guide us into reassurance with all of this relationship uncertainty.  It is a mitigating factor for the upheaval that Uranus in Taurus delivers. And it can give us the patience and emotional strength to handle difficulties in our relationships.  For once, Saturn is not playing the bad guy by lending a note of stability to all of this upheaval.

Venus in Scorpio is forming a supportive sextile to Saturn in Capricorn, which gives Saturn more help in mitigating any damage caused by the impulsive and Uranus in Taurus.  That is nothing to laugh at either.  We also have Mercury and Jupiter conjunct in Scorpio which favors thinking big and fosters the ability to see the big picture and brighter horizons.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including this summer’s eclipses, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot and we only have another couple of weeks of Jupiter in Scorpio. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. I even offer the option of tarot readings. There is something for everyone.

And don’t forget about my Venus Retrograde Special.
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, October 12, 2018

Challenging Pluto Aspects Create a Scorpio Vibe and Chiron Retrograde in Pisces Provides Another Shot at Seeking Justice for Feelings of Victimization



I know that we just had a new moon in Libra on October 8, 2018, but many of us felt like we were experiencing a full moon.  On October 9, 2018 I tweeted:
When the moon forms a challenging square aspect to Pluto, we are dealing with some very serious, complex energy that evokes a real Scorpio vibe and issues of emotional wounding surface.  Issues of power struggles, obsession, control and manipulation run rampant.

On October 12, 2018 the sun in 18 degrees of Libra squares Pluto in 18 degrees of Capricorn.  Once again, power and control issues surface because this is intense and passionate energy.  And there are the accompanying themes of jealousy and obsession with a tough, edgy quality to boot. The sun represents who we are while Pluto represents what is hidden, secretive and buried.  But Pluto is also about transformation.  I have this aspect natally with my Scorpio sun squaring my Pluto in Leo.  Sun square Pluto has stubborn quality to begin with and having it in fixed signs doesn’t make it easier, I can tell you.  But it does have the potential to be very empowering if we make an effort to work with this energy.

The sun may be in Libra through October 22nd, but it’s feeling a lot like Scorpio these days. Mercury entered Scorpio on October 9th as well and on that day I also tweeted:

Mercury and Venus will be conjunct in 9 degrees of Scorpio on October 15, 2018 and this aspect should have a serious impact on relationships and finances as we are forced to dig deep. But it can have a very beneficial effect if we take the time to tell someone how much we love them.  This aspect also makes us open to receiving love and gifts.  This is definitely one of the more benign aspects involving retrograde Venus in Scorpio. Venus is retrograde until November 16, 2018 and is triggering the Venus Retrograde that occurred back in October 2010.  I don’t know about you, but I have been hearing from friends and clients that similar if not identical issues are cropping up from that period.  I am offering my Venus Retrograde special again, so why not do yourself a favor and get some insight into how this transit is affecting you.


We are also under the influence of retrograde Chiron in Pisces.  Chiron is retrograde in Pisces until December 9, 2018, when it stations direct in 27 degrees of Pisces.  Chiron returns to sign of Aries in February 2019.  Astrologer Michael Lutin astutely noted that Chiron retrograde in Pisces is bringing up complex issues that need to be courageously faced and resolved that involve themes of forgiveness/retribution, perpetrator/victim and innocence and guilt.  The bottom line with this transit is obtaining justice.

I was reflecting on how the Chiron retrograde transit is affecting my chart.  Initially I was pleased with the trines to my natal Venus in Scorpio and Jupiter and Uranus in Cancer, but then I realized that it was also forming some rather challenging, irritating inconjuncts to my natal Pluto in Leo and Neptune in Libra. 

I have a natal Chiron/Pluto inconjunct, so this transit is triggering that aspect for me.  Chiron inconjunct Pluto has a tendency to create irritating and frustrating feelings that impel us to heal our wounds and transform our consciousness.  But if we don’t do the work on ourselves, we may wind up projecting our irritation, frustration, negativity on others.  There is a lot of nervous energy present but it can be a boon for healers and athletes. Chiron is currently transiting my 6th house and while my health has survived two cataract surgeries this year, I am feeling quite powerless over the health of a loved one.  So this transit is intensely personal for me.

Chiron in the late degrees of Pisces is also forming an inconjunct to my natal Neptune in Libra.  My natal Chiron in Capricorn squares my natal Neptune in Libra, and Chiron squaring Neptune (a very common generational aspect) feels a lot like Chiron in Pisces.  And Chiron in Pisces does have a way of triggering feelings of betrayal and abandonment.  Obviously I still have some work to do with Chiron in Pisces.  In many ways it feels like yet another Pluto transit because it is so challenging and confusing.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including this summer’s eclipses, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot and we only have another few weeks of Jupiter in Scorpio. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. 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.








Friday, October 5, 2018

Relationships Are Emphasized with a New Moon in Libra and Mercury Entering Scorpio



Big changes are on the horizon for relationships.  After several months of enduring months of planets retrograde, we caught a break on September 30, 2018 when Pluto stationed direct in 18 degrees of Capricorn.  On that day I tweeted:
This means that the only outer planets that are retrograde now are Uranus in Taurus and Neptune in Pisces.  Of course, Venus is stationing retrograde in 10 degrees of Scorpio on October 5, 2018 until November 16, 2018, which I covered in last week’s blog post.

But relationships are definitely set for some major changes this week.  On October 8, 2018, we have a new moon in 15 degrees of Libra.  We all know the theory about new moons being a perfect time to initiate changes, but when that new moon is squaring the newly direct Pluto in 18 degrees of Capricorn, transformation and change are inevitable.  We also have five planets in cardinal signs on the day of the new moon: the sun in Libra, the moon in Libra, Mercury in Libra, Saturn in Capricorn and Pluto in Capricorn.  The cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are literally the movers and shakers in the astrological universe.

The sun and moon in the relationship oriented sign of Libra squaring Pluto in Capricorn brings themes of intensity, power plays, control, manipulation and jealousy.  And to cap off that intensity, Venus is retrograde in Scorpio, the sign ruled by Pluto.  Venus in Scorpio is also squaring Mars in Aquarius and opposing Uranus in Taurus, which can emphasize the polarity between control and possessiveness vs. independence and freedom.

We are catching a couple more breaks astrologically with this new moon, however.  The Mars in Aquarius/Uranus in Taurus square which has been active since mid-May 2018 is finally separating.  Hopefully this will tame or at least reduce some of the extreme earth events (volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, etc.,) that have characterized Uranus in Taurus.  And Venus in Scorpio is sweetly trining Neptune in Pisces, which should provide a softer and more creative vibe as we can hope to attain more of an internal feeling of oneness, especially with both planets being retrograde. 

Uranus in Taurus will be squaring the nodes of the moon in Leo (north node) and Aquarius (south node) through the rest of 2018, despite Uranus dipping back into Aries in November 2018.  The nodes will be moving into Cancer and Capricorn in early November but will face the same Uranus transit due to Uranus in Aries. The north node represents our collective destiny and with Uranus squaring it, we can expect some technological innovations.  But we must also be prepared for sudden shocks, surprises and strange political events.  If you have any planets in 0-3 degrees of the fixed signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio, you will feel this effect big time.  My natal Mercury is in 0 degrees of Scorpio, so I have also been experiencing an opposition transit.

Communication in relationships will get a lot more serious on October 9, 2018 when Mercury enters Scorpio until October 31, 2018.  Mercury in Scorpio will shine a light on the darkest parts of ourselves.  It brings more awareness of our fears and desires but also uncovers our inner skeptic and places more of an emphasis on negative thinking as we become more suspicious and obsessive. Communications will undoubtedly get a lot more probing and intense.  I can certainly attest to this truth with my natal Mercury in Scorpio.

The new moon in Libra and Mercury in Scorpio are also playing out against the backdrop of Venus retrograde in Scorpio.  Venus retrograde is a time to reflect on relationships and indulge in a little bit of self-love.  But I do caution against getting married or investing in major cosmetic surgery during Venus retrograde.  If the Venus retrograde is occurring in your 1st, 5th, 7th, or 11th house, you will experience some deep reflections and insights in your relationships, even if it is not romantic relationships.  Don’t forget that the 11th house pertains to friendships, and many people have been undergoing big changes in their friendships lately. 

This Venus retrograde period, which starts at 10 degrees of Scorpio and ends at 25 degrees of Libra on November 16, 2018, is a repeat of the Venus Retrograde that occurred in October 2010.  You might find it helpful to reflect on what issues were prevalent in your life back then. I am also offering my Venus Retrograde Special again through mid-November 2018 for $25 if you are interested to see how it is impacting you.  Just email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to request it.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including this summer’s eclipses, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot and we only have another few weeks of Jupiter in Scorpio. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. 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.








Friday, September 28, 2018

Transformation Take a Step Forward as Pluto Stations Direct and Love Steps Back as Venus Stations Retrograde



The effects of the powerful full moon in Aries on September 24, 2018 are still reverberating with us, but there is more planetary action to come during the next week.  This was a particularly intense full moon featuring a conjunction to Chiron, inspiring me to tweet on that day:
But Pluto is getting in on the astrological act to finish up the month of September with a bang.  On September 30, 2018, it stations direct in 18 degrees of Capricorn.  Pluto has been retrograde since its station in 21 degrees of Capricorn on April 22, 2018.  We all know that when a planet changes direction its influence and power are heightened.  Pluto digs deep and reveals what’s been hidden.  I think it’s a pretty safe bet to say that a lot of hidden facts have been revealed in the past five months.  Pluto in Capricorn is all about exposing decay in the foundations of governments and institutions.  And let’s not forget about all of those power and control issues that most of us have been struggling individually since April. Anyone who has planets in 18-21 degrees of the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn can undoubtedly attest to the veracity of this theme. It’s been challenging, to say the least. Pluto in Capricorn stationed retrograde in my 4th house back in April and slipped back into my third house in late July while opposing my midheaven in 19 degrees of Cancer, so I have definitely been feeling its influence.  Pluto entered my 4th house in late January and it was not a particularly pleasant transit, but I am trying to have faith that when it returns in early December 2018, I won’t feel quite so powerless about my inability to control whatever situations crop up.

Hopefully, we have been able to obtain some insight into our control issues and when Pluto stations direct we will have an opportunity to act forcefully and mindfully upon the circumstances that have been holding us back from transforming our lives.  We should have the ability to discern the difference between what we can change and control and what we need to let go.  In my opinion, the Serenity Prayer really encapsulates the theme of Pluto stationing direct and the path of transformation:

“God, grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot CHANGE, the COURAGE to change the things I can and the WISDOM to know the difference.”

While the Pluto ruled transformation train is moving forward, relationships and our values will be taking a step back to reevaluate when Venus stations retrograde in 10 degrees of Scorpio on October 5, 2018.  Venus re-enters Libra on October 31, 2018 (a Halloween treat) and stations direct in 25 degrees of Libra on November 16, 2018. Venus will be in Scorpio until January 7, 2019.

Venus is definitely NOT comfortable in the sign of Scorpio because, along with Aries, it is considered to be in detriment.  That is because Venus rules Taurus and Libra, so when it is in the opposite signs, it is not a happy camper.  Venus is exalted in Pisces, so when Venus is in Virgo, it is in fall, or weaker.  I have Venus in Scorpio natally and it is retrograde to boot, so this should be an interesting time for me, to say the least.

Venus retrograde in Scorpio is also forming a challenging square to Mars in Aquarius, so there will be an increase in sexual tension that can lead to outbursts of anger, impulsiveness and lack of self-control.  When Venus is retrograde it is more difficult to give and receive love and affection.  Venus retrograde also denotes a period when our love life takes on a more fated quality.  Don’t be surprised if old friends and lovers pop out of the woodwork to help us sort out our karmic issues.  While it is possible to meet someone who could be your soulmate during Venus retrograde, it’s best not to make major commitments while Venus is retrograde.  Wait until Venus is direct.  I don’t advise anyone to marry under Venus retrograde.  Jennifer Aniston married Justin Theroux when Venus was retrograde in Leo during August 2015.  I wonder if the marriage could have lasted if they had waited until Venus was in Libra in November 2015.

Venus also rules money and values, so please be careful about investments and major luxury purchases. It’s clearly not the best time to be spending huge amounts of money on items that we may regret when the dust clears and Venus is direct. You don’t want a major case of buyer’s remorse in November.

We do have one particularly sweet aspect with Venus retrograde.  When Venus stations retrograde in 10 degrees of Pisces, it will be favorably trining Neptune in 14 degrees of Pisces.  This aspect has a dreamy, relaxing and romantic vibe which can help mitigate whatever damage the impulsiveness of Venus in Scorpio squaring Mars in Aquarius brings to the table.  And Venus trining Neptune in Pisces oozes compassion and is a boon for creativity.  Hold onto that thought.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including this summer’s eclipses, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot and we only have another few weeks of Jupiter in Scorpio. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. 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.








Friday, September 21, 2018

Mercury and the Sun Enter Libra and an Illuminating Full Moon in Aries




Get ready for a major shift in energy.  I know that many of us are still reeling from the Mars/Uranus square on September 18, 2018, when I tweeted:
We are about to enter a hopefully more peaceful and loving time as Mercury and then the sun enters Libra, the sign renowned for its love of peace and the seeker of balance.  On September 21, 2018, Mercury enters Libra until October 9, 2018. That’s right, it’s a quick sojourn because Mercury is in direct motion and moving at a breakneck speed.

Mercury in Libra will deliver communications that are charming, tactful, diplomatic and maddeningly indecisive.  Don’t be surprise if you hear the phrase “What do you think?” muttered frequently between now and October 9, 2018.  When Mercury is transiting the sign of Libra, we tend to be more accommodating towards others because we are more inclined to consider the points of views of others.  And that can have a nice payoff in terms of arriving at fair conclusions.

The sun will enter the sign of Libra on the following day, September 22, 2018.  That is also the official end of the fixed T-square involving Venus in Scorpio, Mars in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus that has been active since approximately September 11, 2018.  If any of you have planets in the early degrees (0-4 degrees) of the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, you have been feeling this tense energy.  A T-square stimulates drive and courage while simultaneously generating tension and conflict.  A fixed T-square can be persevering, but the shadow side is stubborn, unyielding and holds on to frustrations for far too long.  My Mercury in Scorpio has been in the crossfire of this one.

But the sun in Libra ushers in a time of generally feeling nicer as we seek to balance the energy, which is a welcome respite after the turbulence of the Mars Uranus square and recent fixed T-square. When the sun is in Libra, we are more inclined to compromise and negotiate in our relationships, sometimes to the point of giving in too much.  We need to learn to receive as well as give and we may find it difficult to make decisions.  That will be exacerbated this year by the fact that Mercury is in Libra during most of the same time the sun is.  But the sun in Libra is a delightful time to be sociable, tactful, and diplomatic.  Just be mindful of the shadow side of Libra to be passive-aggressive and superficial.
On September 23, 2018, Mercury in Libra will be trining Mars in Aquarius and this aspect augurs well for energetic and rational communications. Having the sun in Libra setting off this aspect makes it all the sweeter because it will have a tendency to bring more peace and love after a turbulent week astrologically.

But we do have full moon in 2 degrees of Aries on September 24, 2018.  And this one is no shrinking violet.  It will be conjunct Chiron in 0 degrees of Aries, so it has the potential to shine some light on much of the suffering that has been going on in the world, both personally and globally.  Mars in Aquarius has been conjunct the south node in Aquarius, so there is the distinct possibility that unresolved issues could resurface for some healing.  This full moon has a strong relationship theme in terms of restoring balance and equality.  And there could be even more disturbing weather events in addition to Hurricane Florence.

Saturn in Capricorn also factors in heavily in this full moon.  Both the sun in Libra and moon in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn.  Saturn will be testing our relationships.  The weak ones may not survive, but a fundamentally strong relationship will be consolidated as a result of this full moon.  Saturn in Capricorn is demanding that we accept responsibility in our relationships.  Issues of inequality and a lack of fairness will be addressed.  Saturn in Capricorn may even have a stabilizing effect on world leaders with this full moon.  This full moon will have far-reaching effects both personally and globally.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including this summer’s eclipses, Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. 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.






Friday, September 14, 2018

Mars in Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus Take Three




Mars is back in the sign of Aquarius until November 15, 2018.  It re-entered Aquarius on September 10, 2018, inspiring me to tweet:
This extended stay of Mars in Aquarius is courtesy of the Mars Retrograde that happened between June 26 and August 27, 2018.  But we will also be experiencing the third and final square from Mars in Aquarius to Uranus in Taurus on September 18, 2018 in 2 degrees of the respective signs.  The first one occurred on May 16, 2018 in 0 degrees, the second one occurred on August 1, 2018 in 2 degrees during the Mars retrograde and third and final one on September 18, 2018 will feature Uranus retrograde. 


My personal philosophy of major transits like this one that occur three times is that it takes most of us three times to get it right.  The energy of the Mars square Uranus transit is very impetuous, disruptive and volatile because it gives us a strong urge to break free from restrictive influences in our lives and rebel against authority.  It can manifest in a tendency to act rashly without regard for the consequences leading to even more conflict.  But if we are aware of this dynamic energy we can experience inventive and creative breakthroughs. 
Uranus is bound to shake things up in whatever house it is transiting in your chart.  That area of life will undergo a major overhaul in terms of tearing up the rules. Anyone who has planets between 0-3 degrees of the fixed signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio will feel that need for freedom and the urge to shake things up. I am included in this party with my Mercury in 0 degrees of Scorpio. Hopefully this third and final square between Mars and Uranus in 2018 will provide a resolution to the personal and global conflicts that seem to be running rampant.

Uranus in Taurus is partially responsible for all of the volatile and extreme weather we have been experiencing since May 2018.  I wouldn’t be surprised if we have more volcanoes and earthquakes. As I write this post, we are awaiting the approach of Hurricane Florence. Yes, Uranus entered Taurus on May 15, 2018 but since it is retrograde it will re-enter the sign of Aries on November 6, 2018 through March 6, 2019.  I find it supremely ironic that Uranus is re-entering the sign of Aries on Election Day in the United State and can’t help but wonder if that will cause a shake-up in our government with the mid-term elections.

Uranus in Taurus isn’t terribly comfortable in Taurus because the two are at cross purposes.  Taurus clings to the past, being a fixed earth sign while Uranus is very much geared towards the future.  The last time that Uranus was in Taurus was from June 1934 through May 1942 and the world experienced the Great Depression, World War II, dictators, environmental degradation and chaotic weather. But we also saw the enactment of the Social Security Act and other New Deal programs that sought to provide more economic security. It’s kind of an interesting parallel to look back at this 84 year cycle.

But prior to this final Mars Uranus square we have some interesting aspects as a prelude.  Mercury in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn are pretty active too.  On September 14, 2018, Mercury in 15 degrees of Virgo will be forming a sesquiquadrate aspect (135 degrees apart) with Mars in 0 degrees of Aquarius, which can lead to frustration and irritation.  The best way to handle this aspect is to develop an awareness of where we need to control events and how it is interfering with our ability to be objective.

On September 15, 2018, Mercury in Virgo will be trining Pluto in Capricorn in 18 degrees of their respective signs.  If we have been able to move beyond or rise above our anger we should be able to see more clearly what the truth is and how to move through the darkness to the light. In other words, it is a green light for transformation.

On September 20, 2018, the moon in Aquarius will conjunct Mars in Aquarius and square Uranus in Taurus, which will intensify the energy of the Mars Uranus square and hopefully shine a light on its meaning and full potential.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including this summer’s eclipses, Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. 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.