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Friday, July 29, 2016

Uranus Retrograde and New Moon in Leo Inspires Us as Mars Re-enters Sagittarius

Uranus in Aries is stationing retrograde in 24 degrees on July 29, 2016 and will remain retrograde until December 29, 2016. Uranus retrograde does not mean that sudden events will stop happening; whenever a planet stations its energy is intensified. But it is a clear indicator that calls for inner changes in response to these unpredictable external events that seem to be perpetual and endless. Uranus is all about our inner rebel and the desire for freedom.  Uranus retrograde is a time to shift and rearrange our attitudes.  It can bring growth through healthy self-assertion in whatever area of life Uranus is impacting.  

Uranus retrograde is not nearly as disruptive as Mercury retrograde (which will be happening again on August 30th—just thought I would give you a heads up) nor as unusual as Venus or Mars retrograde, which occur every 18 months and 2 years, respectively.  We just came out of a particularly grueling Mars retrograde period. Because Uranus is retrograde for five months every year, approximately 40% of the population has it natally.  I am a proud member of that tribe with it retrograde in my 10th house of career and public standing.  It is a major reason why I felt compelled to pursue a career as an astrologer, psychic and healer.

Do you know which house of your chart Uranus is transiting?  If not, consider getting an astrological reading with me.  Before Uranus stations direct in 20 degrees of Aries in December, it will trigger issues from April 2016.  Food for thought… What areas of life were you experiencing the need for freedom back then?  You will have a chance for a literal do-over before this Uranus retrograde period is over.

On August 2, 2016 we will have a new moon in 11 degrees of Leo.  This new moon can be a source of inspiration because Leo is associated with fun, play, passion, creativity and expressing our emotions in a more heart-centered fashion. And the sun is in its home sign of Leo, so its emphasis on fun, play and creativity is enhanced.  New moons are always about new beginnings and opportunities for fresh starts. Neptune in Pisces will be inconjunct that new moon, so our dreams will be a key player.  But the inconjunct alludes to some adjustments in making those dreams a reality. Fortunately, we are blessed by Saturn in Sagittarius trining that new moon in Leo.  I bet you never thought you would hear me say Saturn is blessing us, right?  That seems to be more of Jupiter’s domain, n’est pas?   Saturn is literally rewarding us for our patience and diligence by presenting the potential for practical solutions to the hardships that have been generated by the ongoing Saturn in Sagittarius Neptune in Pisces square.  Saturn trining the new moon lends support and stability to our goals.

Sweetening the effects of this new moon in Leo on August 2, 2016 is the fact that Mars moves into Sagittarius on that day.  It will remain in Sagittarius until September 27, 2016.  The Mars retrograde period we experienced earlier this year started in Sagittarius on April 17th, so we are going to get a chance to move forward on whatever issues we were facing back then and get unstuck.  Don’t get me wrong, I was delighted when Mars stationed direct in 23 degrees of Scorpio on June 29th, but while Mars in Scorpio is strong, it has its pitfalls too.  If you are curious about the intensity of the Mars in Scorpio transit, I highly recommend that you check out Michael Lutin’s weekly observations at:

Listen to his weekly message about how Mars in Scorpio relates to the Saturn in Scorpio transit of 2012-2015.  It is very enlightening.

Mars in Sagittarius has the courage to fight for its ideals and when it catches up to Saturn in Sagittarius on August 24, 2016, we should have a strong foundation for moving forward.  I know that many people, myself included, felt that 2016 was stalled and put on hold during the Mars retrograde, but with Mars moving back into Sagittarius, we have a chance to grab onto the gusto of that fire energy because it fuels us with motivation and energy to make some real progress in our lives. I am heartened by the fact that Mars and Saturn will be working together by the end of August and not at cross purposes.  This is extremely relevant and encouraging to me personally because I have a natal Mars Saturn square and I know first-hand how challenging it is when these two juggernauts are not playing nice in the sandbox.

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. 

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 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.

If you are interested in learning more about how Reiki can help you, please check out this page on my site:

If you are seeking more spiritual insight into your life, 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, including 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:

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I am so thrilled about Mars being direct that I have officially launched a new endeavor that will deliver my services to you at an affordable cost in the form of package deals.  I am offering four options: Silver, Gold, Platinum and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:

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