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Friday, April 28, 2017

Venus Moves into Aries Again and Mercury Retrograde Ends

We may be in the midst of Taurus season, especially after the recent new moon in Taurus on April 26th, but we still have a heavy Aries influence with Uranus, Mercury and Venus entering Aries on April 28, 2017.

The moon in Aries earlier in the week was so powerful that it inspired me to tweet on April 25th:

Venus is literally exiting its sign of exaltation when it leaves Pisces on April 28th and entering one of its two signs of detriment, Aries.  This is not the first time that Venus has been in Aries this year, courtesy of Venus retrograde.  Venus originally entered Aries on February 3, 2017 but slipped back into Pisces on April 4, 2017.  Venus stationed direct on April 15, 2017 in 27 degrees of Pisces.  But we all know the drill with Venus in Aries; it is not a happy camper as relationships, values and finances take a huge hit.  We may find ourselves facing the same challenges that we had back in February and March, but now we get a do-over if we have any unresolved issues.  But don’t underestimate the perks of Venus in Aries: Venus in Aries is all about finding your passion and acting on it.  So strike while the iron is hot. Venus enters Taurus on June 6, 2017, so we have plenty of time to engage in a little self-promotion and entrepreneurial spirit.  Just think how sweet it will be when Venus enters Taurus, a sign that it rules and where it can feel truly comfortable in its skin so that the loving nature of Venus can be freely expressed.

On April 28, 2017 Mercury retrograde in Aries will make one last trouble making aspect when it conjuncts Uranus in 25 degrees.  It is kind of like the last call for Mercury retrograde to wreak havoc on communications, transportation and electronics due to the erratic nature of Uranus. 

But there will be light at the end of the tunnel on May 3, 2017 when Mercury stations direct in 24 degrees of Aries at 12:33 p.m.  It won’t happen overnight, but when Mercury starts moving forward we do get a cosmic green light to move ahead with any projects that have been on hold for the past three weeks.  The energy is always a little bumpy when a planet stations direct or retrograde, so I always advise my clients to try to hold off on buying a new car, taking a new job or signing any contracts for at least a  few days after the station.  And if you are a subscriber to the theory of the retrograde shadow period, as I am, please wait until May 21st when Mercury is in 4 degrees of Taurus to do any of these things.  This is the official end of the shadow period because Mercury stationed retrograde in 4 degrees of Taurus on April 9, 2017. 

I am anticipating a little turbulence with the final days of Mercury in Aries because it will oppose my Neptune in Libra in my 1st house and square my Jupiter and Uranus in Cancer in the 10th house.  And on May 3, 2017, on the day it stations direct, it will also form an exact square to my Chiron in Capricorn in the 4th house. So I am really looking forward to May 16, 2017 when Mercury enters Taurus.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or 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. We recently experienced the February eclipses, but the August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters.  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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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.

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