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Friday, January 27, 2017

Powerful New Moon in Aquarius and Mars Enters Aries

Mark your calendars, everyone, because January 27, 2017 is going to be a very big day astrologically.  The moon enters the sign of Aquarius in the wee hours of the morning and conjuncts the sun in 8 degrees of Aquarius at 7:07 p.m. for a powerful New Moon.   It is also the day that Mercury in 14 degrees of Capricorn exits its retrograde shadow.

The themes of a new moon in Aquarius include finding your truth and uniqueness with a dose of altruism to help the collective.  Aquarius is ruled by Uranus (that is where the uniqueness bit comes in) and it also all about the collective. This new moon has a very utopian theme as well in terms of searching for truth in the world and connecting with people of like-minded values.  The Aquarian energy delivers an infusion of independent views and new perspectives while simultaneously seeking to break free of the old ways and find liberating change.  It also holds the potential for inspiring a spiritual shift. The new moon in Aquarius is a pretty heady mix that is bound to inspire us to take action in whatever area of life it falls in your chart.  If you are wondering where this new moon is hitting your chart, please consider getting an astrological reading with me.

This new moon in Aquarius falls in my 4th house of home, family and beginnings and endings in life and conjuncts my Mars in Aquarius.  I have been making a conscious effort to expand my home based business and find another office to practice Reiki in because not everyone can make it into Boston on Friday nights and my home is not centrally located for folks who use public transportation.  I have secured a sublet in a professional building in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline, Massachusetts for Sunday afternoons and will be signing the paperwork on January 27th.  I’ll keep you posted as to when I will start practicing in Brookline. 

Even though this new moon is in Aquarius, Pisces is still a prevailing factor in this new moon.  We still have Mars and Venus in their last days of Pisces, and Neptune and Chiron are firmly entrenched in Pisces as well.  Chiron is at 22 degrees of Pisces, and in many ways this marks the end of an era.  The last time Chiron was in this decanate of Pisces was 1966, and it was a year of massive world changes. The Pisces gang lends notes of sensitivity and creativity to this new moon, making it a highly emotional time.  Pisces energy also ensures that protecting the earth will become very important in 2017, which is already starting off to be a year of significant change in the world. Chiron and Venus are definitely heavy hitters in this new moon and set the stage for it earlier in the week.

Chiron and Venus formed a conjunction in 21 degrees of Pisces on January 25, 2017, inspiring me to tweet:

But the dominant factor in the new moon on January 27, 2017 is Venus in Pisces squaring Saturn in Sagittarius in 24 degrees of the respective signs.  Venus and Saturn squaring off with each other is bound to make us aware of our limitations as we strive for some kind of breakthrough yet feel stymied as we get close but still feel like we can’t quite touch it.  Love and finances will feel the pinch on this day and there may also be some ethical issues emerging.  Patience will be required to get us through this potentially rough patch. I hope this isn’t too depressing, but I just wanted to give everyone a heads up.

Mars will be in 29 degrees of Pisces on the new moon.  I know that I have mentioned it before, but it bears repeating: when a planet is in 29 degrees of a sign, it is frequently referred to as the critical or anaretic degree because it embodies the essence of a sign.  Mars in Pisces represents sensitivity and vulnerability.  On January 28, 2017, Mars will enter its home sign of Aries, kicking off a period of new starts and taking action.  But Mars in Aries is also very impulsive, restless and craves action.  It is very different from Mars in Pisces.  Mars in Aries lacks patience and lacks self-control as well. And Venus will enter Aries on February 3, 2017.  It too will be quite a game changer.  While Mars is right at home in Aries, Venus is going from its sign of exaltation in Pisces to one of its signs of detriment (the other one is Scorpio) in Aries.  The impulsiveness of Venus in Aries is not always a good thing.

On January 28, 2017 the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Rooster arrives.  It is a Fire Rooster Year, and we haven’t had one since 1957. The last year of the Rooster was in 2005 and was a Wood Rooster.  The bottom line is that the Rooster represents diligence and hard work.  Fire Roosters in particular are reputed to be trustworthy, punctual and responsible. That is something we can all embrace in the coming year.  Happy Lunar New Year!

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 New Year, especially a Universal Year 1, 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 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 a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, 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. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the eclipses of February 2017. They are almost here! 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:

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice.

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.

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

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.  Soon I will be seeing clients in Brookline, Massachusetts on Sunday afternoons as well.  More to come…

I have also 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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