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Friday, February 3, 2017

Venus Enters Aries and Jupiter Kicks off Retrograde Season

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it will definitely be one action packed month with a multitude of heavy hitters: Venus moving into Aries, Jupiter is very active with its ongoing opposition to Uranus and its upcoming retrograde and two upcoming eclipses on February 10th and February 26th.

Venus enters Aries on February 3, 2017 and the fireworks really start.  It is joining Mars, which entered Aries on January 28th, the day after the New Moon in Aquarius and also on the day of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster.  Venus in Aries is all about independence, impatience, impulsiveness and down-right passion and heat.  The sweet talking days of Venus in Pisces are behind us when Venus moves into Aries. Venus in Aries can be quite blunt as a matter of fact. It challenges us to find our passion and act on it. Venus in Aries is dynamic, excitable and courageous.  In love it thrives on being pursued.  On a financial level, Venus in Aries is motivated to succeed and when Venus transits Aries, it is prime time for entrepreneurs to strike while the iron is hot.

Venus is also entering Aries on a first quarter moon in Taurus, which is challenging us to implement new ideas that took root on the new moon in Aquarius of January 27, 2017.  The Taurus moon is calling for us to do something practical about bringing about those ideas; it’s quite literally time for the rubber to hit the road. 

Venus in Aries represents the conflict that can arise between the needs of the self vs. the needs of the relationship.  It is the classic me vs. we dilemma and assertiveness will be very strong during the Venus transit of Aries. And guess what, folks?  Venus will be in Aries a long time in 2017, courtesy of the once every 18 month Venus retrograde.  Last year we had a Mars retrograde transit and this year Venus will do its dance.  Venus will station retrograde on March 4, 2017 in 13 degrees of Aries, slip back into Pisces on April 4, 2017 and station direct in 27 degrees of Pisces on April 13, 2017.  But then Venus will be back in Aries from April 29th through June 6th.  That gives all of plenty of time to get in touch with our values about relationships and finances while accessing our inner passions. Venus in Aries will stir things up, but its foray back into Pisces may lend a dose of compassion to the mix if we get too out of line with the assertiveness piece.

Jupiter in Libra has been very busy opposing Uranus and squaring Pluto in Capricorn recently and this influx of cardinal energy has generated lots of instability and turmoil. On February 2, 2017 I tweeted:

But Jupiter will officially end the period of all the planets direct when it stations retrograde in 23 degrees of Libra on February 6, 2017.  Jupiter retrograde is a time for deep insights into spiritual matters and finding deeper truths. Introspection is a requirement for successfully navigating the Jupiter retrograde cycle (it stations direct in 13 degrees of Libra on June 9, 2017).  The caveat with Jupiter retrograde is that if our goals are unrealistic, we could experience some major loss and disappointment when Jupiter is direct in Libra from June through September 2017. The lesson of Jupiter retrograde is to take stock of whatever area of life it touches, aka what house Jupiter transits in your chart.  Jupiter is currently transiting my 1st house conjunct my Neptune but it will slip back into my 12th house on April 20, 2017.  But I can’t think of a better planet to be transiting my 12th house; I am grateful it is not Mars, Saturn, Pluto or Uranus transiting my 12th house.  Been there, done that, thank you very much and I am still alive to tell the tale.  Jupiter transiting the 12th house has a really nice spiritually protective influence to it.  I had it last year, and it was pretty sweet.  Of course, I am looking forward to when it conjuncts my ascendant again in late July.  There is no denying that Jupiter transiting the 1st house is a fun transit, albeit with a tendency to pack on the pounds.  It’s probably one reason I went back to Pilates classes a few months ago.

Mercury in Capricorn has been pretty busy too.  On January 31st it squared Uranus in Aries and it will enter the sign of Aquarius on February 7, 2017.  Hopefully we will have a little more detachment and a different perspective during Mercury’s transit through Aquarius.

Just keep in mind that the retrograde party is just beginning.  Jupiter in Libra is out of the gate on February 6th, Venus in Aries stations retrograde on March 4th, although it entered the shadow period on January 30th, and many people may already be feeling its effects.  If you are already finding yourself reevaluating the worth of your relationships or your financial situation, you’re feeling it.  If you feel a bit more reserved than usual, the retrograde shadow is affecting you.  Trust me on this one, I have Venus retrograde in Scorpio natally.  In April 2017, Saturn in Sagittarius, Mercury in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn will jump on the retrograde bandwagon.

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 will begin 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 open for business on February 5th, Venus will be 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 was so excited that I tweeted about my new endeavor on February 1st:
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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