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Friday, February 24, 2017

A Mystical Solar Eclipse in Pisces Calls for Release

We are currently in the midst of a magical mystery tour of the season of Pisces which hits its high note on February 26, 2017 with a solar eclipse in 8 degrees of Pisces. The sun entered Pisces on February 18th, inspiring me to tweet:

Not only will the sun and moon be in Pisces, but Chiron, Neptune, the south node and Mercury will also be in Pisces.  Mercury enters Pisces on February 25, 2017.  Communications take on a more compassionate tone, but there can be some fuzziness and clarity may be sacrificed.  Pardon the pun.

The Piscean themes of surrender, creativity, forgiveness, acceptance and release are amplified with this extremely intense solar eclipse.  It will be a highly emotional time, especially in the uber-sensitive water sign of Pisces. The prelude to this eclipse actually began being felt on February 21, 2017 when the sun in Pisces conjuncted the south node in 3 degrees of Pisces.  This aspect brought up elements of the past for review that needed to be released with love and forgiveness.  With such a heavy emphasis in Pisces, this aspect also indicates a need to let go of old fantasies that are no longer serving us and are in the long run impeding our progress.

Solar eclipses are renowned for being times of new beginnings, but a solar eclipse in Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, places a heavy emphasis on the need to let go and surrender something before that new beginning can occur.  I don’t know if any of you watch the TV show This is Us, but I thought that the episode that aired on February 21, 2017 was quite symbolic of this aspect.  It had a very Piscean flavor in that its storyline focused on a dying man who was trying to make peace by going home one last time to make amends to a relative he had hurt years earlier. The fact that the character was a recovering addict was no accident and this episode of the series was reputed to have been the most tear jerking one so far.

This solar eclipse in Pisces is very complicated because of all the players and the anxiety that it generates. On February 22, 2017, Mars in Aries squared Pluto in Capricorn, which is highly indicative of power struggles and confrontations.  The fact that the Capricorn moon conjuncted Pluto only added fuel to that fire and provoked more anxiety.  On that day I tweeted:
We face another stressful aspect from Mars in Aries on the day of the eclipse when it conjuncts Uranus in 22 degrees of Aries. All I can say in terms of giving advice on coping with this aspect is to think before you act because it will feel very natural to give in to impulsive actions and reckless abandon.  Mars is also conjunct Eris in Aries, which symbolizes the spiritual warrior.  The fight against injustice and oppression could trigger even more protests this weekend because this aspect evokes the peace and love themes that characterized the Uranus Pluto conjunction in Virgo during the 1960’s.   But this solar eclipse features Venus, Mars, Uranus and Eris in Aries squaring Pluto in Capricorn and opposing Jupiter in Libra in a tight T-square.  This really amps up the nervous tension.  It also increases the likelihood of accidents and sudden changes in health.

A calmer attitude prevailed on February 23rd when Mercury sextiled Saturn.  On that day I tweeted:
The stressful aspects to Pluto, Uranus and Mars during this solar eclipse may tempt us to go into denial mode, especially with Neptune in Pisces conjunct the eclipse.  That is Neptune conjunct both the sun and moon, don’t forget, so it packs a real escapist punch.  But the best course of action is to face reality wherever 8 degrees of Pisces is falling in your chart.  For me, it is in my 5th house, which can be a veritable playground for escapism.  And it trines my south node in Cancer, which is stirring up issues from my past.  If you are wondering how this eclipse is affecting you, consider getting an astrological reading with me to obtain more insight into releasing karmic baggage from your past that no longer serves you and moving forward. This is a south node solar eclipse, so letting go is a prerequisite.

While the effects of this eclipse may sound ominous, there are definitely ways it can manifest its magic.  How do you channel this energy constructively?  For starters, pay attention to your dreams and your intuition for at least three days preceding this solar eclipse in Pisces.  Visualize what you want to achieve, because Pisces is so intertwined with dreams and intuition.  And recognize that while Mars in Aries can be disruptive with its aspects to Uranus and Pluto, the flip side of the coin is that it can be energizing.  Yes, Uranus is literally being activated by Mars in Aries, but try to remember that Uranus is getting a boost from Saturn in Sagittarius courtesy of the ongoing trine throughout the year of 2017.  With both Uranus and Saturn in fire signs, the universe is giving us an adrenaline boost of energy to ground those new ideas.

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 2017. They are 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.

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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.

I also began seeing clients on Sunday afternoons in Coolidge Corner, Brookline for Reiki treatments on February 5, 2017.  I actually signed the paperwork on the office sublet on January 27th, the day of the new moon in Aquarius, and when I opened for business on February 5th, Venus was in Aries in my 6th house.  Talk about working that entrepreneurial spirit!   You can learn more about my expanded practice, including the hours and address at:

I have also 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:

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