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Friday, December 15, 2017

New Moon in Sagittarius and Saturn Comes Home



The year 2017 is winding down and it is going out with a bang, not a whimper.  On December 9, 2017, Mars entered its home sign of Scorpio, inspiring me to tweet:

But on December 18, 2017, we have a truly stellar lineup in Sagittarius with a new moon in 26 degrees of Sagittarius.  Not only are the sun and moon are in Sagittarius, but Saturn, Venus and retrograde Mercury are all in Sagittarius.  That is five planets in Sagittarius and we also have Uranus in 24 degrees of Aries, another fire sign, trining that new moon. That trine to Uranus in Aries will provide support for making electrifying changes in our lives. With six planets in fire signs, that is a lot of energy adding to the passion, motivation and heightened energy that Mars in Scorpio is already providing.

Sagittarius is a sign associated with optimism, faith, hope and inspiration while a new moon is the optimal time to set new intentions and plant new seeds.  Sagittarius is a very future oriented sign and with Saturn there in its final days it is actually helping to ground us and manifest those new ideas that are buzzing around.  This new moon in Sagittarius should be fairly crackling with inspiration.

Since this is the last new moon of 2017, it is prime time to review what changes we want to make for the next year.  Saturn conjunct the new moon supports change without upsetting the existing structures in our lives, which is a real bonus.  It also reinforces the theme of the Saturn in Sagittarius/Uranus in Aries trine that has been a prominent aspect of 2017.  It’s kind of like your last call to implement those changes. It is an ideal time to act more responsibly and pursue the recognition and achieve the goals that you have been aspiring to. This new moon also forms a conjunction to Venus in Sagittarius, which favors making commitments in relationships.

We have one another important aspect featured in this Sagittarius new moon.  Chiron in 24 degrees of Pisces is squaring the sun, moon and Saturn in Sagittarius.  Yes, I know that Chiron is known as the Wounded Healer, which sounds like a downer with all of the upbeat Sagittarius energy.  But the perk of this aspect is that it can deliver more awareness of those wounds and it can inspire us to make the changes necessary to build a better world.

On December 19, 2017 Saturn will depart the sign of Sagittarius and enter its home sign of Capricorn, where it is truly comfortable.  Mark my words, Saturn in Capricorn through most of 2020 will provide a reality check.  Saturn in Capricorn is all about integrity, sincerity and authenticity.  It seeks quality over quantity and seeks perfection.

With Saturn in Capricorn, the reality check will play out in the areas of finance, world economy and government.  Our leaders will be called to task when Saturn is in Capricorn.  Saturn in Capricorn has a conservative note and it can be a time of tightening resources.  There may be some issues with control from our leaders, but there will still be resistance if that control gets too overbearing.

Saturn in Capricorn wants to restructure.  For many people, that may involve new career choices.  People will definitely be putting in efforts to rebuild, create and restore order. Saturn is the planet associated with aging and is also linked to the skin, teeth and bones.  I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some anti-aging innovations discovered during the transit of Saturn in Capricorn.  As a baby boomer who has “’age-related cataracts” and is facing cataract surgery in January 2018, I am more than open to some anti-aging innovations.

Saturn has a long run in the sign of Capricorn.  It briefly leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius on March 21, 2020, but due to its retrograde motion, it will re-enter Capricorn on July 1, 2020 until December 17, 2020. 

The year 2020 will be a pivotal year, not only because it is the next United States Presidential election.  Saturn in Capricorn will finally align with Pluto in Capricorn in 2020.  This will literally be the Pluto return of the United States.  The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was during the American Revolution because Pluto has a 243 year cycle. When Saturn and Pluto align, there will be major cultural, historical and social changes.  Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and will continue to wreak destruction in banking and governments until 2024.  But Pluto also promises rebirth and with the help of Saturn these decaying structures can be rebuilt.

As for me personally, transiting Saturn in Capricorn will conjunct my north node in my third house in March 2018 and it will still be on my north node when it stations retrograde in 9 degrees of Capricorn on April 17, 2018. So I have no doubt that 2018 will be a year of serious changes for me as I continue the journey of my soul’s path.
If you are curious as to how Mars in Scorpio, Mercury retrograde and Saturn in Capricorn will be affecting you, 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. 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. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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

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


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 3rd 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:


With the holiday season in full swing, you might want to consider purchasing a package deal as a special gift for your loved ones. I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


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



Friday, December 8, 2017

Mars Comes Home to Scorpio and Stirs Our Passions


Life is about to get a lot more interesting and passionate as Mars prepares to leave the sign of Libra, where it is distinctly uncomfortable, and enter its home signs of Scorpio.  Mars is right at home in Aries and Scorpio, the two signs that it rules. But before Mars leaves Libra on December 9, 2017, it managed to knock a home run out of the park when Mars in 28 degrees of Libra sextiled both Mercury and Saturn in Sagittarius, inspiring me to tweet:
Mars represents our desire nature and when it is in the sign of Scorpio (until January 26, 2018) our desires can be channeled through that renowned Scorpio willpower and focused intention. Mars is very strong in the sign of Scorpio but it also has a tendency to move in secret and in the shadows.  Mars in Scorpio will help us develop a laser sharp focus with our intentions. Not only are our desires stronger when Mars is in Scorpio, our determination to get what we want is even stronger.

Sexuality will be heightened and for those of us with a heavy emphasis on Scorpio or the 8th house in our charts (mea culpa), we may find ourselves becoming downright obsessive in our relationships.  Feelings of aggression, anger and fear of losing control that remained dormant during the transit of Mars in Libra may surface.  We may also find ourselves attracted to crisis, as it is emotionally exciting and can be ultimately transformative, Scorpio is all about transformation and it is an extremist sign, finding it difficult to maintain a middle ground.  Scorpio is an all or nothing sign, no doubt about it.

But Mars in Scorpio does give us the courage to confront our inner and outer demons.  The downside of Mars in Scorpio is that it has an excellent memory and forgiveness does not come easily with this astrological influence.  Mars in Scorpio does not suffer fools gladly.
Obviously, Mars in Scorpio is going to be hitting my chart pretty heavily, with my Mercury, Saturn, Sun, Ceres, Black Moon Lilith and Venus in Scorpio.  I will probably be a force to be reckoned with on December 9th when its conjuncts my Mercury, but my main concern is how I will fare when it conjuncts my Saturn from December 28, 2017 through the end of 2017.  I am well aware of the potential pitfalls of this transit. It could ignite my darkest desires or provide me with the stamina and patience to complete difficult tasks.  It is common knowledge that feelings of anger or resentment could be roaring out of the starting gate with this transit, but I hope that I will have the presence of mind to channel and transmute these feelings productively into positive achievements instead of getting mired in the destructive Scorpionic cycle of revenge.

But Mars in Scorpio will be making a marvelously beneficial conjunction to Jupiter in 17 degrees of Scorpio on January 6, 2018. Mars will get a real lift from hooking up with Jupiter in Scorpio and Jupiter will have more depth with the winning combination of desires (Mars) and faith (Jupiter).  I am sure everyone has noticed how many sexual secrets have been coming out since Jupiter entered the highly charged sex sign of Scorpio.  Mars joining Jupiter will amplify the emphasis on private matters that were unethical, abusive, illegal and unacceptable.

Mars conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio will be an opportune time to start anything that requires initiative, energy and courage.  Physical energy is augmented as is self-confidence. There is also strong potential for new relationships to occur because many will feel the need to literally get physical. This aspect is two degrees away from my sun and I am looking forward to this conjunction.

I would be remiss if I didn’t warn you about one thorny aspect that occurs on December 10, 2017.  Venus in 11 degrees of Sagittarius forms a challenging square with Neptune in 11 degrees of Pisces.  This can be pretty tough on love and finances because Neptune is notorious for bringing an unrealistic perspective.  But it does have an upside because it fuels imagination and bouts of heightened creativity.

If you are curious as to how Mars in Scorpio, Mercury retrograde and the season of Sagittarius will be affecting you, 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. 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. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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

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


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 3rd 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:


With the holiday season in full swing, you might want to consider purchasing a package deal as a special gift for your loved ones. I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


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










Friday, December 1, 2017

Double Whammy with Mercury Retrograde and a Super Full Moon in Gemini



December 3, 2017 will be one astrologically intense day, mark my words.  We will literally be undergoing a double whammy with Mercury stationing retrograde in 29 degrees of Sagittarius at 2:34 a.m. and a full moon in 11 degrees of Gemini opposing the sun at 10:47 a.m.  Full moons are always a time of heightened emotions, but this is technically a super full moon because the moon is very close to the earth.  It will have a strong effect, some of us may face closure and there could be even more scandalous revelations.

Gemini is one of the signs ruled by Mercury (Virgo is the other sign) and Gemini is all about communication and logic.  And Mercury stationing retrograde on the same day of a full moon is extremely problematic and complicated.  This full moon will be forming a T-square to Neptune in 11 degrees of Pisces because both the sun in Sagittarius and moon in Gemini square it, which can have a tendency to dissolve that Gemini logic.  It can, however, be a highly creative and spiritual time.

Another important aspect that occurs on this full moon is that Mercury stationing retrograde will be conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius.  This aspect also occurred on November 28th, inspiring me to tweet:

And this aspect occurs again on December 6, 2017.  This is a big deal because Mercury stationed retrograde in 29 degrees, which is considered the critical degree... What happens when Mercury conjuncts Saturn?  Serious news comes out and with a full moon in Gemini, this could play out as some rather revealing emails being exposed.  But the plus side of Mercury in Sagittarius is that it does seek out higher consciousness and the meaning of wisdom. 

Here is a litany of the themes that could manifest with this full moon due to its T-square to Neptune in Pisces: deception, scandals, thefts, difficult to diagnose illnesses and experiences that seem to defy reality.  The sun in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces increases the risk of confusion, deception and disappointment.  Depression is also possible, as is the tendency to engage in substance abuse.  The moon in Gemini squaring Neptune in Pisces cautions us to beware of making important decisions and not be taken in by con artists.  The bottom line is to not fall in the trap of being gullible during this full moon.

Now that I have everyone alarmed regarding this full moon, I also want to alert you to the saving grace of this full moon which is quite literally a silver lining.  There is an amazingly wonderful Jupiter in Scorpio/Neptune in Scorpio trine that is exact on the full moon and pretty much in effect through August 2018.  Jupiter in Scorpio will expand the divine spirituality of Neptune in Pisces. This lovely, flowing aspect will allow us to shift our consciousness and create a new reality.  It is marvelous healing energy and a perfect time for experiencing new healing modalities, especially energy healing.

I don’t want to minimize the potential for this particular Mercury retrograde to wreak havoc.  Mercury in Sagittarius is not especially detail oriented, so it is highly likely that there will be many communication and transportation snafus during this holiday season.  Mercury will station direct on December 22, 2017 in 13 degrees of Sagittarius, but I wouldn’t want to be traveling during the holidays.  Mercury retrograde before the holidays increases the potential for gifts ordered online not reaching their destination before Christmas.  Remember the key words associated with Mercury retrograde: research, review and revise.  Try not to sign any contracts, accept a new job or launch any new endeavors if you can help it. Consider where this Mercury retrograde is happening in your chart.  It starts in my 3rd house and it stations direct in my 2nd house in 13 degrees of Sagittarius.  First I get the full communication issues experience during Mercury retrograde (talk about another double whammy) and then financial ones.

As for the full moon in 11 degrees of Gemini, it falls in my 8th house and conjuncts my natal moon.  The theme of finances continues for me.  I’m sure I will be in highly emotional state that day but at least it will be beneficial for my Reiki work!

We have another bit of astrological good tidings coming up.  On December 5, 2017, Chiron stations direct in 24 degrees of Pisces.  Chiron has been retrograde since July 1, 2017.  Chiron is frequently referred to as the Wounded Healer and I suspect that many of us have spent the last five months getting deeper in touch with our wounds.  Now that Chiron is moving in a direct motion (it will be actually be entering the sign of Aries briefly in April 2018) we are in a better place to accept our wounds and learn from them so that they can truly teach us as we move forward and heal.

If you are curious as to how Mercury retrograde and the season of Sagittarius will be affecting you, 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. There is something for everyone
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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. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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

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


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 3rd 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:


As the holiday season approaches, you might want to consider purchasing a package deal as a special gift for your loved ones. I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


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














Friday, November 24, 2017

Mercury in Sagittarius and Chiron in Pisces Stir the Pot for Communication and Healing




Mercury may be getting ready for its next havoc wreaking retrograde transit, but at least Neptune is direct after a five month retrograde.  On November 22. 2017 I tweeted:

We are officially in Sagittarius season with the sun in Sagittarius after an emotionally tumultuous sun in Scorpio transit.  The sun is joining Saturn in its final weeks in the sign of Sagittarius and Mercury in Sagittarius about to station retrograde on December 3, 2017.  Mercury stations direct on December 22, 2017 in Sagittarius and remains in Sagittarius until January 11, 2018.  But before Mercury is officially retrograde (it entered the shadow last week and many of us are feeling the effects already), it will make some important aspects.

Chiron in Pisces is a key player in the planetary activity this week.  On November 24, 2017, Mercury in 24 degrees of Sagittarius will form an exact challenging square with Chiron in 24 degrees of Pisces.  This aspect can really provoke some feelings of not being heard or understood, but if we make an effort to communicate about our wounds, it can lead to a payoff of deep emotional healing.

On November 25, 2017, Mercury in 25 degrees of Sagittarius will form an exact trine with Uranus in Aries.  This aspect will actually have a positive effect because if we make an effort to communicate it will help propel us forward on our path. This aspect is trining my Pluto in Leo in my 11th house, so I am definitely in the process of reexamining my goals.

Chiron in Pisces receives another hit in the form of a beneficial trine from Venus in 23 degrees of Scorpio on November 26, 2017.  This aspect can serve to deepen our relationships as well as our values.  It holds the potential to be very emotional, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing.  The main thing to remember with trine aspects is that you have to work them; don’t just sit around waiting for the healing to happen.  Once again, I am right in the thick of things with this aspect as Venus is one degree away from my natal Venus in the 2nd house.

On November 28, 2017, Mercury in 27 degrees of Sagittarius will form an exact conjunction with Saturn in Sagittarius.  This is not the cheeriest of aspects; it has a somewhat gloomy vibe that can trigger bouts of anxiety about not getting enough done, but it does pass quickly. The most constructive way of dealing with it is to engage in some sensible self-care like eating healthy and getting enough rest to reduce stress levels. However, we will experience it again next week when Mercury is retrograde, so if we don’t get it right the first time, we have another chance.

As you can probably surmise from what I have written so far, this is going to be somewhat of an up and down week.  One day we face a challenging aspect, the next day there is a more favorable aspect.  After the challenge of the Mercury/Saturn conjunction on November 28th, we get another break on the 29th when the moon in Aries trines the sun in Sagittarius.  This lovely fire trine occurs in 7 degrees of the respective signs.  Fire trines are creative, enthusiastic and imbue us with a sense of optimism and hope.  It should really lift our spirits and may even put us in a more festive, holiday mood.  Some of us may start tackling our holiday shopping under its influence,

If you are curious as to how Mercury retrograde and the season of Sagittarius will be affecting you, 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. 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. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.comto 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 3rd 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:


As the holiday season approaches, you might want to consider purchasing a package deal as a special gift for your loved ones. I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


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




Friday, November 17, 2017

Scorpio Season Ends with a Powerfully Transformative New Moon in Scorpio


Scorpio season is winding down, folks.  The sun enters Sagittarius on November 21st at 10:05 PM EST, but before the sun leaves Scorpio, it delivers a powerfully transformative new moon in 26 degrees of Scorpio on November 18, 2017.  The Scorpio energy was really intense earlier this week when Venus and Jupiter aligned in 7 degrees of Scorpio on November 13th and I hope that some were able to take advantage of its creative abundant energy,

Unfortunately, Mercury in 11 degrees of Sagittarius squared Neptune 11 degrees of Pisces on November 13th, inspiring me to tweet:

Although I was anticipating a leisurely lunch with a friend, our paths got crossed and we failed to meet up through a comedy of errors.  It must have been a combination of the Venus/Jupiter conjunction conjunct my natal Saturn (delays) and the Mercury/Neptune square which also marked the entrance of Mercury into its retrograde shadow.  That prompted me to tweet:
But the new moon in 26 degrees of Scorpio on November 18, 2017 promises to be deep, transformative and regenerative.  It will literally force us to dig down into our depths.  And some of us may have been feeling its effects already.  This is all about fixed emotional energy that tends to get stuck.  After all, Scorpios are renowned or notorious (depending on your perspective) for their reluctance to open up and maintain their reserve while projecting a cool exterior.


But this will be almost impossible with Uranus in 25 degrees of Aries forming an inconjunct or quincunx aspect to the new moon in Scorpio.  Uranus abhors stagnation and demands that it break up and new ways of being emerge.  New moons are a time to begin new projects and plant seeds, and this new moon in Scorpio is favorable for conducting some in-depth research before engaging in new projects.  This in-depth research may very well involve some deep soul searching.

Besides Uranus acting up on this new moon, we have Mars in 17 degrees of Libra squaring Pluto in 17 degrees of Capricorn on November 19th.  But many of us have been feeling the effects of this aspect all week.  Why is this such a big deal?  Mars and Pluto are the co-rulers of Scorpio and they are in a very challenging aspect.  This aspect will amplify the already intense Scorpio energy.  There is no way to sugarcoat the potential ramifications of this Mars/Pluto square.  It can be painful because Mars is in fall in the sign of Libra, which puts it in attack mode and Pluto in Capricorn will focus on obsessions.  Assertion and aggression will be front and center.  Anyone with planets in the mid degrees of the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will feel this aspect big time. We will all need to be mindful of this energy and take a breath before acting too aggressively.

Pay attention to where this new moon, Mars, Pluto and Uranus are falling in your chart.  For me, the new moon is conjunct my Venus in Scorpio in the second house but squaring my Pluto in Leo in the 11th house.  Mars in Libra is conjunct my Libra ascendant and Pluto in Capricorn is at the end of my third house squaring my ascendant.  And Uranus in Aries is in my seventh house.  It’s definitely going to be a complicated day for me.

On November 19, 2017 the moon in Sagittarius will be squaring Neptune in 11 degrees of Pisces.  This could definitely feel like a new moon hangover in terms of things not appearing as they seem.  Deception and subterfuge could be prevailing influences on this day,

Neptune will station direct in 11 degrees of Pisces on November 22, 2017 after five months of being retrograde.  It stationed retrograde on June 16, 2017 in 14 degrees of Pisces.  So we may get some clarity after all.  Neptune in Pisces will also be involved in an ongoing trine with Jupiter in Scorpio until September 2018 and this can play out as a mystical, healing vibration.  It’s also an optimal aspect for trying out some energy healing as it favors shifting to a higher level of being.  At the very least, use this lovely Neptune direct energy to meditate.

If you are curious as to how the new moon in Scorpio will be affecting you, 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. 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. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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


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 3rd 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:


As the holiday season approaches, you might want to consider purchasing a package deal as a special gift for your loved ones. I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


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












Friday, November 10, 2017

Is the Third Time the Charm When Saturn Trines Uranus and a Lucky Day When Venus and Jupiter Align in Scorpio



I know that many of us are still reeling from the Saturn in 24 degrees of Sagittarius square to Chiron in 24 degrees on November 2nd and the emotionally charged full moon in 12 degrees of Taurus on November 4th, but Saturn in Sagittarius is not done with us yet.  Trust the fact that Saturn leaving a sign likes a grand exit.  Saturn squaring Chiron last week may have caused us to face our wounds and learn from them.  In my case, an old friend died on that day.  Despite the fact the full moon opposed my natal Saturn in Scorpio, it was not as bad as I had feared.  But there was a somber tone to the day.

But Saturn in Sagittarius will be making a really positive aspect on November 11, 2017 with Uranus in Aries.  They will be forming their third and final trine in 25 degrees of their respective signs.  The first trine occurred on December 24, 2016 in 20 degrees and the second time was on May 19, 2017 in 26 degrees of their respective signs when Saturn was retrograde. This time around Uranus is retrograde. 

Saturn and Uranus are not exactly compatible bedfellows, so it is nice when they form a flowing aspect.  Saturn is all about restrictions and structure, while Uranus loves to innovate and make sweeping changes. A major theme of this aspect is to break free from restrictions and create better structures in our lives.  It is indeed a transitional phase.  It is a perfect time to make changes and engage in some creative self-expression. This aspect makes it possible to do new things in a new way without rocking the boat.  Uranus can actually deliver some positive news and progress can occur.
 
The Saturn/Uranus trine holds the potential to blend Saturn’s renowned discipline with the genius of Uranus.  We may find ourselves looking at old ideas in a whole new way with a completely different perspective.  The sun in Scorpio will also be squaring the north node in Leo and the south node in Aquarius on November 11th as well, so we may literally be facing the crossroads of the old and the new in our lives.

I urge you to think about what began at the end of last year that seems to have taken its sweet time in terms of coming to fruition.  Did something happen in the spring?  In my life, I decided at the end of 2016 to secure additional space to expand my Reiki practice so that I would be available to clients on an additional day.  I began practicing Reiki in Brookline in February.  In May 2017 I began working on a Reiki website.  As the year 2017 winds down and with my birthday approaching, I am once again contemplating and reviewing my goals for the coming year.  Will the third time Saturn and Uranus align favorably be the charm?  I certainly hope so!

On November 13, 2017, we are in store for one lucky day as the two benefic planets, Venus and Jupiter conjunct in 7 degrees of Scorpio.  Venus entered the sign of Scorpio on November 7th, inspiring me to tweet:
When Jupiter and Venus are conjunct in the power house sign of Scorpio, we have the opportunity to expand in deep and meaningful ways. Jupiter is known as the Greater Benefic because it tends to bring luck and it has an almost magical influence.  Save the day of November 13th as a day to plant the seeds of your dreams.  Coming on the heels of the Saturn/Uranus trine of November 11th, it is definitely an auspicious aspect.  The only potential downside I can see with this one is tendency to become overly possessive and jealous.  Venus is not very comfortable in the sign of Scorpio; it is considered to be in detriment in the signs of Scorpio and Aries, and in fall in the sign of Virgo.  So just be mindful of a tendency to become jealous or possessive and we should reap some benefits on that day. 

The Venus Jupiter conjunction falls in my first house and I plan on getting out and socializing on that day.  You never known when you can meet someone who will help you to expand and grow on your path of transformation.

If you are curious as to how the Saturn Uranus trine and Venus Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio will be affecting you, 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. 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. Especially with 2017 being a Universal Year 1, this is a marvelous time to navigate a new direction in your life that will fulfill you and your soul’s purpose. If you are feeling stuck and need some help in getting from Point A to Point B in your quest for making positive changes in your life, please email me at lindasim54@gmail.com to schedule a complementary telephone consultation to discover if you are a good fit for this program.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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


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 3rd 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:


As the holiday season approaches, you might want to consider purchasing a package deal as a special gift for your loved ones. I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


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


Happy Veterans Day!