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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!


Friday, November 3, 2017

A Super Full Moon in Taurus Illuminates and Kicks off an Eventful November


The month of November started off with an exciting, energetic vibe with the moon in Aries opposing Mars in Aries, inspiring me to tweet:
This was the kickoff to the Super Full Moon in 12 degrees of Taurus on November 4, 2017 on the east coast of the United States.  It’s called a supermoon because it is so close to the earth and should be breathtakingly beautiful and huge.  Full moons are known for being times of completion and culmination when the fruits of our labors take form and secrets are revealed.  Lately, there has been no shortage of secrets being revealed, especially in the area of sexual abuse and harassment.  Jupiter in Scorpio is helping to expand our awareness on that issue.

This full moon in Taurus will literally light up our awareness by requiring us to release unhealthy attachments and chains that bind us.  The moon in Taurus is attached to material goods and security while the sun in Scorpio is more attached to emotional security.  Both are fixed signs and they can be stubborn and tenacious. They like to hang on to what they have and tend to fear losing what makes them feel secure. So we have our work cut for us on this score.

Venus is the ruler of this full moon while Neptune in Pisces, Jupiter in Scorpio and Saturn in Sagittarius also feature prominently.  Saturn in Sagittarius really started the ball rolling when it formed an exact square to Chiron in 24 degrees of Pisces on November 2, 2017.  This aspect served to put us in touch with our wounds and set us on the path to healing.  Hopefully it triggered some compassion to facilitate that healing process.  It inspired me to tweet:

I think that this tweet hit a collective nerve especially after the terrorist attack in Manhattan on Halloween.

But Venus in 25 degrees of Libra is really the star and choreographer of this full moon.  Venus rules Taurus, the sign of this full moon.  But on the same day of the full moon, Venus in Libra forms a challenging opposition to Uranus in 25 degrees of Aries.   Relationship issues will be front and center with this aspect, mark my words.  Finances and values, other Venus ruled issues, could also face some intense scrutiny with this aspect.  Values will be challenged as well during this full moon.  Venus opposing Uranus might cause some to shed stagnant relationship patterns.  But if you have a solid relationship, this might be an opportune time to revitalize your relationship and get back on track.  However, be mindful that if you meet someone new at this time, it just might be a short-lived relationship.  Venus opposing Uranus doesn’t exactly create a recipe for stability in relationships.

I just want to add that if Venus is transiting either your first or seventh house at the time of this full moon, you will definitely feel the effects of this aspect and the full moon on your relationship.  Transiting Venus in Libra is conjunct my Neptune in Libra in the first house and Uranus in Aries is transiting my seventh house, so I am trying to keep an open mind as to what unfolds.  This full moon is also opposing my Saturn in Scorpio in the first house while the sun is conjunct my Saturn.  This should be interesting…

Neptune in 11 degrees of Pisces is forming a delightful, supportive trine to the sun in 11 degrees of Scorpio on November 3rd, which could stir up our emotional and creative juices. Neptune in Pisces forms a sextile to the moon in 12 degrees of Taurus on the full moon, which will bring heightened sensitivity and emotions.  These aspects should elicit an enhanced sense of compassion and spirituality, but since Neptune is also known for its dissolving qualities, it could empower us to let go of possessions or attachments that no longer serve our best interests.

And then there is Jupiter in Scorpio.  It is conjunct the sun in Scorpio and opposing the full moon in Taurus, so we will be really focused on getting our basic security needs met.  Jupiter in Scorpio will be only too happy to oblige on that front.  Jupiter in Scorpio is also trine Neptune in Pisces.  This is another highly supportive aspect which has a mystical quality and brings unconditional love and healing to the table.  It can also accelerate transformation (Scorpio is the transformation poster child).  Don’t be afraid to try new healing modalities with this influence.  I know that this sounds like a shameless plug for Reiki, but give it a chance if you have never experienced Reiki.

Venus will be departing the sign of Libra to enter Scorpio on November 7, 2017 to join the rest of the Scorpio posse.  It will remain there until December 1, 2017.  But Mercury will leave Scorpio on November 5, 2017 to enter Sagittarius on November 5, 2017 as it prepares for the next Mercury retrograde, which charts on December 3, 2017.  Mercury will be in Sagittarius until January 2, 2018, but at least it will station direct in 13 degrees of Sagittarius on December 22, 2017 in time for Christmas. This doesn’t bode well for purchasing electronics as gifts.  More on this later and the effects of the Mercury retrograde shadow.

If you are curious as to how this full moon in Taurus, Jupiter and the sun 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:


Additionally, I launched an 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:


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


And don't forget to turn the clocks back an hour before going to bed on November 4th for Daylight Savings Time!


Friday, October 27, 2017

Venus Square Pluto Intensifies the Scorpio Energy as We Approach Halloween


  

What a difference a day makes!  On October 26, 2017 the sun and Jupiter conjuncted in 2 degrees of Scorpio, inspiring me to tweet:


But on October 27, 2017 Venus in Libra will be forming a very challenging square with Pluto in Capricorn.  This aspect is a whole different ballgame, trust me.  I have it natally with my Venus in Scorpio squaring Pluto in Leo.  Venus squaring Pluto can produce an intensity of feelings that lead to obsession and stalking.  These actions can arise from feelings of wanting to control a relationship or from insecurities that the relationship will end.  Either way, this aspect can lead to manipulative and controlling actions.

These are extreme feelings that can lead to deep transformation but the changes can manifest as revenge sex, jealousy or downright manipulation.  Power and control issues can surface in relationships, so watch out for jealousy and extreme possessiveness.  And this is where this aspect ties into the Scorpio energy of intensity, passion and obsession.  There is never a middle ground with a Scorpio and they tend to inspire feelings of love or hate. Scorpio can be the most loyal friend, but the most lethal enemy if they have been crossed (or if they feel that they have been betrayed).

The second image in this post is from the movie Duel in the Sun made in 1946.  I am including it in this post because I remember my astrologer teacher describing a Venus Pluto square as the type of relationship that this movie portrayed.  This image is from the end of the movie when the two protagonists, Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck, die in each other’s arms.  I know that it is a very old western movie and somewhat melodramatic, but the gist of the theme was that Gregory Peck’s character Lewt Bell was sexually obsessed with Jennifer Jones’ character, Pearl Chavez, who was half American Indian.  He refused to marry her but when she became engaged to another man, he killed him, insisting that Pearl could only belong to him. Lewt’s brother Jesse, portrayed by Joseph Cotton, was also attracted to Pearl but he treated her respectfully and eventually married another woman.  However, when Jesse tried to help Pearl, he was shot by Lewt but survived. Pearl discovered that Lewt would try again to kill Jesse, so she arms herself and engages in a shootout with Lewt in the desert and they die in each other’s arms.  Sounds pretty sick and twisted, doesn’t it?  Hardly what you would call a healthy relationship. But I have to agree with my astrology teacher that it does illustrate the damage that can occur as a result of jealousy, obsession and possessiveness.  I never forgot that description of the Venus square Pluto aspect and the damage it can wreak. The point I am trying to make is that under the influence of this aspect, unhealthy or unstable relationships could break down. 

Venus may be in its home sign of Libra, considered to be sweet and accommodating, but Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, is in Capricorn, a sign that loves to be in control.  I am just warning everyone that relationships can get pretty intense with this aspect as issues of control and power rear their ugly heads.  We do have one ace in the hole on this day, however.  Mercury in Scorpio is sextiling Pluto in Capricorn, so there is potential for deeper truths to be revealed without involving all of that drama if we are mindful.

Halloween, the unofficial Scorpio holiday, features a Pisces moon this year. Moon in Pisces is perfect for Halloween, as it is dreamy, mysterious and escapist.  It should fuel some pretty creative costumes.  The Pisces moon also conjuncts Chiron, which should help us heal old wounds and it sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, which can feel very empowering.  All in all, there are no really tough aspects on Halloween, so it should be an enjoyable holiday.


If you are curious as to how Jupiter, Mercury and the sun 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:


Additionally, I launched an 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:


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





Friday, October 20, 2017

Mars Enters Libra, the Sun Enters Scorpio and Jupiter and the Sun Conjunct in Scorpio



Brace yourself, everyone because life is about to get a lot more interesting and intense.  I know, we are just coming off the heels of a volatile new moon in Libra that opposed Uranus in Aries, but there is much more drama to come.

On October 22, 2017, Mars enters the sign of Libra until December 9, 2017 and it will not be a happy camper there.  Mars is technically in the sign of detriment while transiting Libra.  Let’s face it, Mars is frustrated in Libra because the inherent nature of Mars is to be impulsive, urgent and it likes to act in a flashy manner.  This is why Mars rules Aries and is perfectly at home there.  Mars in Libra likes to win arguments with style and tends to trigger a lot of passive-aggressive energy. 

Mars in Libra is prone to vacillation and has a hard time making decisions.  Stalemate situations are not uncommon when Mars is in Libra.  There can be a lot of talk but not much action.  Mars in Libra loves to share ideas but acting on them is a whole different ball game.  There is also the potential for legal problems to arise when Mars is in Libra.  And they could be the kind that take a while to resolve, given the slowed down quality of Mars in Libra.  But the positive side of Mars transiting Libra is that people may be inclined to be more peace loving and diplomatic. 

Mercury entered the sign of Scorpio on October 17, 2017, inspiring me to tweet:
On October 23, 2017 on the east coast of the United States, the sun enters the sign of Scorpio.  Okay, I confess to being biased on this score because I am a proud Scorpio and it will be officially my season and literally my time in the sun. Scorpio is definitely not a sign for lightweights and is the most intense of all the highly emotional water signs.  It is the fixed water sign and the phrase “still waters run deep” is an accurate description for Scorpio.  Scorpio may have an icy exterior, but there is a deep reserve of feelings lying beneath. 
Scorpio is no stranger to extremes of emotion.  They have a hard time finding a middle ground and it has been frequently said that you either love or hate a Scorpio. They are very loyal to their friends, but if you cross a Scorpio, you couldn’t ask for a worse enemy. Vindictiveness is one of their least attractive qualities, right there along with jealousy and manipulativeness. 

When the sun is transiting Scorpio, desire, intensity and strong will be front and center.  Yes, Scorpio is dark, intense, passionate (it is aka the sex sign) and complex but the sun transiting the sign of Scorpio also has the potential to be the most healing and transformative time of the year.  Transformation is an integral part of the Scorpio nature. And with the sun in Scorpio we have the opportunity to shine a light into the shadows so that transformation can occur.  It will be a wild ride, but make the most of it.  I know that personally every year I am always stoked when the sun enters Scorpio but wind up heaving a sigh of relief when the sun enters Sagittarius in late November. That kind of intensity can only be lived through for a short amount of time.

But this year we have a special treat in store with the sun’s transit of Scorpio.  On October 26, 2017 Jupiter in 3 degrees of Scorpio conjuncts the sun.  The sun is conjunct Jupiter only once a year and it literally bestows blessings to whatever sign it falls in.  Scorpios will reap the benefits this year.  The sun conjunct Jupiter is a very positive aspect because it combines the sun’s power and will with Jupiter’s expansive quality.  Feelings of happiness, well-being and optimism will prevail.  The key word with Jupiter is expansion and it can occur in all areas of life, especially in relationships and wealth.  Scorpio is about intimate relationships and other people’s money, so when Jupiter touches it favorably, we can experience expansion and growth in these areas of life.  The only downside with this aspect is a tendency to be greedy or boastful.  If we are mindful of these potential pitfalls, we should have an amazing day,  

If you are curious as to how Jupiter, Mercury and the sun 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:


Additionally, I launched an 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:


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

  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Venus Enters Libra, Mercury in Scorpio and a New Moon in Libra




The Libra/Scorpio astrological party is gaining momentum as more planets join the roster of guests. The Sun and Mercury are in Libra, Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 10th, Venus enters Libra, its home sign on October 14, 2017 and Mercury enters Scorpio on October 17, 2017.  Then we have a new moon in 26 degrees of Libra on October 19, 2017.  The pace is definitely picking up.

Venus is eminently more comfortable in the sign of Libra than it was in Virgo, the sign of its fall.  Venus rules Libra, so it will be in its element until November 7, 2017.  Venus in Virgo demonstrated love through service to others but Venus in Libra is much more romantic.  Venus in Libra is charming, diplomatic, amenable to compromise, and idealistic.  Appearances matter when Venus is in Libra, so don’t be surprised if you are tempted to engage in a makeover or at least purchase some new fall clothes.  The only downside with Venus in Libra is that it can be indecisive and prone to excessive people pleasing.  Don’t fall into the trap of excessive dependency or martyrdom, which can cross the line into codependency.  If we are mindful of these potential pitfalls, Venus in Libra should be a thoroughly enjoyable transit.

Retrograde Uranus in Aries is not sitting idly by with all of these changes, however.  On October 11, 2017, only one day after Jupiter entered Scorpio, Uranus in Aries formed an annoying, irritating inconjunct aspect with Venus in Virgo.  This inspired me to tweet:
I am mentioning this because Uranus in Aries is very active astrologically these days.  On October 14, 2017, Mercury in 26 degrees of Libra opposes Uranus in 26 degrees of Aries.  Are you seeing a pattern here?  Both Venus and Mercury make challenging aspects to Uranus before they enter new signs.  Mercury opposing Uranus will be stressful and we may feel like we are in a state of mental overload.  Computers and electronics may give us trouble.  Probably the best way of coping with this energy is to think outside of the box.

Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio on October 17, 2017 and we will find our communication taking on a more intense tone as our mental focus becomes more sharp, profound and analytical.  It will be a time of seeking deeper meanings.  Trust me on this one because I have my natal Mercury in Scorpio. Of course the flip side of Mercury in Scorpio is that communication can get downright sarcastic with that Scorpio stinger, so be mindful on that score.  But Mercury in Scorpio will conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio on October 18, 2017 and this aspect will amplify our optimism and enthusiasm.

We have an action packed new moon on October 19, 2017 in 26 degrees of Libra.  Once again, Uranus in Aries is front and center.  It is opposing both the sun and moon in Libra, which can make us feel restless and lead to unpredictability and volatility in relationships.  Mars in 27 degrees of Virgo will be inconjunct retrograde Uranus in 26 degrees of Aries, which can increase the impulsive nature of the new moon.  Risk-taking will be more dangerous.  Do you see what I mean about a pattern here with planets forming challenging aspects to Uranus before they change signs?

The general rule of thumb with a new moon is that it is a time to plant new seeds for future endeavors. This is definitely a transition phase for making positive changes.  We have Saturn in 23 degrees of Sagittarius sextiling this new moon.  This is a really pleasant aspect and Saturn is bringing patience and perseverance to the mix as it improves relationships with authority figures. Saturn will moderate the unexpected changes brought by Uranus (that good old Saturn/Uranus trine in play) as it helps us find new ways of doing things without rocking the boat. 

I am excited about this new moon in Libra because it forms an exact conjunction with my Neptune in the first house.  I will probably be very sensitive on that day but that should be beneficial for my work.

If you are curious as to how Jupiter and now Mercury 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:


Additionally, I launched an 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:


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