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Friday, November 11, 2016

Super Full Moon in Taurus and Mercury and Venus Change Signs

I think that many of us are still reeling from the recent United States Presidential election in which Donald Trump was elected president.  What happened and who saw it coming?  Certainly not the political pollsters!

Astrologically, I am attributing it to Mars entering Aquarius and Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio.  In my last blog post on November 4, 2016, I predicted that Mars entering Aquarius could indicate a cliffhanger election with delayed results.  That certainly panned out. I went to bed shortly after midnight, and while Trump had not yet been officially declared the winner, it was not looking good for Hillary Clinton.   I awoke at 7:30 a.m. to the news that Donald Trump had been elected President of the United States. On November 9, 2016 I tweeted:

“Mars is in Aquarius now officially giving us the green light to initiate sweeping change & move in new directions.”

“Mars in Aquarius conjunct Hillary Clinton’s Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius may have contributed to her loss, manifesting fear of powerlessness.”
It is common astrological knowledge that when a planet is in 29 degrees of a sign, it is referred to as the critical or anaretic degree.  There is a sense of urgency to complete the lesson of that sign. I related to what astrologer Kristin Fontana commented on Mars this week:

“Mars leaving the sign of Capricorn suggests we are pulling away from a patriarchal mindset and model, opening ourselves up to a more alternative way through.  Mars in Aquarius energizes transformation and in some cases a revolution.”

The asteroid Black Moon Lilith in 23 degrees of Scorpio was a mere two degrees away from Hillary Clinton’s natal retrograde Mercury in 21 degrees of Scorpio.  It is clearly an understatement to say that it did not bring good news for her. 

If you are curious as to how the Black Moon Lilith is impacting your life, I strongly encourage you to purchase a Black Moon Lilith reading from me!

Obviously, Donald Trump’s election represented a major rejection of the old way of conducting business in Washington and will no doubt be referred to historically as a cogent indicator of a  revolution in the government of the United States of America.  It’s also important to remember that the United States of America was literally born during Pluto in Capricorn and will be facing its first Pluto Return in 2022.  Time will tell what direction that revolution takes us towards.

Meanwhile, back at the astrological ranch, back to pressing business.  Venus moves into Capricorn on November 11, 2016 and this will place more of an emphasis on making relationships work well.  We will feel more responsible and committed in our relationships and financial endeavors. After all of the recent turmoil with the election, Venus in earthy Capricorn may be the ticket to healing that this country needs.  It’s not a bad idea to focus on smoothing out hurt feelings during this highly transitional period.  And it also Veteran’s Day in the United States, so let’s not forget our veterans as we honor them on this holiday for their service and sacrifices.

On November 12, 2016, Mercury leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius.  No one can deny the intensity of Mercury in Scorpio the past few weeks, so Mercury’s entrance into the sign of Sagittarius should signify a welcome relief as we feel lighter and are able to laugh at ourselves and see the humor in life.  Of course, we need to be mindful of the tendency to be more scattered, judgmental and blunt.  Sagittarius is prone to speaking before thinking, earning the moniker “foot in mouth disease.”

And, ta-da, we have a Super Full Moon in 23 degrees of Taurus on November 14, 2016.  The Taurus Full Moon hasn’t been this close to the earth since 1948, so this is truly a big deal.  The moon in Taurus is traditionally considered to be exalted.  Full moons also are a time of completion and this also ties in with our current political climate.  Situations can shift at a deep level, as evidenced by recent events, and we can also find that we access our soul’s wisdom to deal with everyday issues in our lives.  But the placement of this full moon in earth is key indicator that practical magic can occur as we week to increase our contentment, abundance and pleasure in life.  Pluto in Capricorn also features prominently in this full moon, as it trines that Taurus moon, increasing the potential to release toxic situations and people from our lives.  Taurus loves the earthy sensual pleasures of life, so this is the perfect time to engage in fine dining, massage, and other forms of self-care such as bodywork or complementary healing like acupuncture or Reiki.

The full moon in Taurus falls in my 8th house directly opposing my Venus in Scorpio in my 2nd house.  I sense that this will bring a deep inner change around my self- worth and values.  This is truly a time for me to live my values and form bonds from a place of strength, not weakness, so that real stability can emerge.  I don’t know about you, but I am craving a sense of stability in my life with the Uranus in Aries transit.

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 and house placement as part of my coaching program.  After all, the north node does represent the soul’s purpose in life, so why not use it as a tool?  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 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 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 rest of 2016 a little easier. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will even look at how September’s eclipses affected 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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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 still channeling that Virgo north node 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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I have recently joined the International Center for Reiki Training Membership Association.

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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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