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Friday, June 17, 2016

Second Time Around for Saturn Neptune Square and Sagittarius Full Moon

It’s do-over season, folks.  Between June 17th and June 20th, we have opportunities to have a do-over in all matters ruled by Sagittarius.  Sagittarius is associated with the search for truth, adventure, travel and wisdom while being challenged in the area of tact.  That Sagittarian honesty can at times lead to downright bluntness. On June 17, 2016 Saturn in Sagittarius forms the second of three squares with Neptune in Pisces.  The first occurred on November 26, 2015 which was Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  Both Saturn and Neptune were direct in 7 degrees of their respective signs.  On June 17, 2016 both Saturn and Neptune are retrograde in 12 degrees of their respective signs.  The frustration we feel with both planets retrograde may have more internal than external ramifications. The third exact square between Saturn and Neptune occurs on September 10, 2016 in 10 degrees of both signs.  Saturn will be direct then but Neptune will remain retrograde. 

And on June 20, 2016 we will have our second full moon in Sagittarius in 29 degrees, the first having occurred on May 21, 2016 in 1 degree of Sagittarius.  The 29th degree of any sign is frequently referred to as the Anaretic or critical degree.  It has a profound sense of urgency associated with it, as it is truly feeling like the last chance to get the lesson of that sign right. I have my Jupiter in 29 degrees of Cancer and I can attest to the veracity of that feeling.

The Saturn Neptune square is a deeply challenging aspect because it forces a major reality check.  Saturn is all about reality, hard work and structure.  It doesn’t have the moniker of the Taskmaster planet for nothing!  And Neptune loves its idealism, fantasy, spirituality and escapism. When these two planets tango, it becomes increasingly difficult, if not nearly impossible, to escape or remain in a state of denial.  Scattered illusions abound, as do feelings of confusion and depression.  Oh, yeah baby, Saturn is all about depression too.  Ask anyone who is undergoing a major Saturn transit and they will attest to that.  Another potential downside of this aspect is that artists, musicians and writers may experience creative blockages under the auspices of this aspect. Currently Neptune is transiting my 5th house of creativity and Saturn is camping out in my 2nd house of values and finances.  Is it any wonder that I am counting the days until Saturn is direct and out of my second house on November 6, 2016?

Saturn in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces is literally a battle royal between reality and idealism.  What a clash! Saturn in Sagittarius is putting us through our paces by presenting us with challenges and limitations in the process of making our dreams come true.  Michael Lutin nails the theme of the Saturn Neptune Square brilliantly with these words:  “Deep Look Where the Truth Becomes Lies and Lies Become the Truth and you cannot differentiate between crime and sin…..”

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And now a drum roll for the Full Moon in 29 degrees of Sagittarius on June 20, 2016. The themes of wisdom, the power of beliefs and expansion of consciousness re-emerge as the Gemini Sun’s curiosity faces off with the Sagittarius moon’s sharp instincts.  There could be a new big picture visible during this full moon.  This full moon widely trines Uranus in 22 degrees of Aries, which can trigger a jolt of awakening adrenaline when things happen fast. The moon in Sagittarius inspires us to trust our higher moral conscience to discern what is real and true for us personally.  The full moon in Sagittarius trines my Pluto in Leo in the 11th house, so this should be an interesting time to say the least…

The other planets are very active during this full moon. Venus entered the sign of Cancer on June 17th and the Sun enters Cancer on the evening of June 20th, marking the Summer Solstice.  Summer is officially here! And Mercury in Gemini is squaring off with Neptune in Pisces on June 20th, so pay attention to your dreams.  Mysticism, idealism and creativity can soar on that day.  The north node and Jupiter in Virgo are conjunct, emphasizing a theme of selfless service to the world.  And Neptune in Pisces is conjunct the south node so perhaps it will lift the veil over the fog of whatever is karmically holding us back.

If you need further proof that this is a time of do-overs, I’d like to share some words from astrologer Joseph Addeo regarding retrograde Mars in Scorpio that appeared in the June 14, 2016 NCGR newsletter:

“Mars retrograde is passing over the same late degrees of Scorpio that retrograde Saturn hit last summer.  In a nutshell, the challenges manifested from Saturn’s transit last summer area being actively reprocessed as Mars brings them back up for review and another chance for healing, emotional processing and transformation.  The summer has a déjà vu feeling in order to achieve a final purging and cleansing.  Then when all is said and done a new beginning can occur when Mars catches up to Saturn on August 24.”

Food for thought, n’est pas?  This is yet another indicator that we all may be forced to revisit an issue from the summer of 2015 that challenged us.  But we have the opportunity to move forward on August 24th when Mars and Saturn hook up in 7 degrees of Sagittarius on August 24, 2016.

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

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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 or call me at 617-304-2205. Additionally, I see clients at my home in Newton, Massachusetts and am generally available on weekends and evenings for your convenience.

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I have also recently become a member of the Fellowship of Massachusetts Energywork Practitioners.  It is a great resource for those seeking energyworkers.  Please feel free to check out this site at:

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If you are contemplating an astrological reading to obtain more insight into your life, especially on the heels of the recent powerful new moon in Gemini and the second full moon in Sagittarius of 2016, the Saturn Neptune square, and the season of retrogrades including Mars, Pluto, and Saturn, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months which might help you navigate the summer months a little easier. If you purchase a six month transit reading, I will even look at how September’s eclipses affect you! You can learn more about my menu of astrological services at:

I can assure you, courtesy of the Gemini Sun Uranus in Aries sextile of June 14th, that the PayPal feature of my Services page is now working properly so that there will be no further mishaps in purchasing readings.

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