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Friday, May 5, 2017

A Deeply Emotional and Transformational Full Moon in Scorpio and the North Node Enters Leo

Save the date of May 10, 2017 because it will be jam-packed with astrological news.  For starters, the north node enters the sign of Leo on that day while the south node simultaneously enters the sign of Aquarius.  This is a major event that has not occurred since September 1998 through April 2000.

The north node represents where our soul is going and the south node is all about our past and its accompanying karmic baggage.  With the north node entering Leo, where it will reside until November 7, 2018, our path will become more heart-centered as we become open to more optimism, joy, creativity and self-expression.  The north node in Virgo had more of a focus on service to others, but the north node in Leo is all about finding your time to shine, take risks and become a great leader.  The coming year and a half is not the time to get lost in the crowd!  It’s time to have fun and act on your passions, priorities and values.
What does the south node in Aquarius bring to the table?  A south node in Aquarius has rebellious energy, thinks differently, marches to the beat of a different drummer and has a tendency to be overly intellectual while blocking out their feelings.  I remember my astrology teacher saying many years ago that it can be a truly frightening experience for Aquarius when they do get in touch in with their emotions because they are so good at detachment. But Aquarius also possesses the potential for sheer genius and objectivity.  Aquarius is also associated with groups, a search for the truth and challenging the status quo. 

We need to integrate the positive qualities of the Aquarius objectivity, search for truth and questioning the status quo with the Leo traits of passion, enthusiasm and generosity.  Maybe many of us will find it is our time to be leading a group while the north node is in Leo.  Leo is one hot, passionate sign ruled by the sun while cool, collected Aquarius is ruled by Uranus. This is not an impossible nodal combination to integrate.  Mahatma Gandhi, Princess Diana and Joni Mitchell all had a north node in Leo and a south node in Aquarius. 
The bottom line with the nodes of the moon is that there are always challenges involved with integrating the wisdom of the past and stretching out of our comfort zone to achieve the soul’s destiny.  At some point, we need to release whatever qualities of the south node that are holding us back and no longer serving us. With the south node in Aquarius, we need to release any inflexibility and aloofness to embrace the north node Leo qualities of warmth, risk-taking and humor.

We will also experience a full moon in 20 degrees of Scorpio at 5:42 pm on May 10, 2017.  This is going to be one intensely emotional, transformational full moon.  A major theme of full moons is a cycle of completion and with this full moon in the most emotional water sign of the zodiac, there is added emphasis on releasing emotions and behavior patterns that no longer serve us.   But Scorpio has a secret weapon in that it can the most focused sign when it sets its mind on something; it is like a laser beam directing its light and energy.

There are a lot of planets feeding into this full moon.  Mercury and Uranus are conjunct in 25 degrees of Aries.  Mercury and Uranus have had an ongoing conjunction in Aries, but Mercury is direct this time around, so the mind is speeded up and we are dealing with an information overload.  Most recently Mercury was conjunct Uranus on April 28, 2017, but Mercury was still retrograde.  Anyone with planets in 23-25 degrees of the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn have been feeling this effect big time.  Mea culpa—I have my Neptune and Chiron involved in this heady mix.  My Neptune in Libra is in opposition to this conjunction and my Chiron is being squared by it.  This full moon is also conjunct my sun in Scorpio, so it will really be hitting me where I live. There is a strong need to stay grounded during this transit, but the perk of it is that is a real boon for new ideas and perspectives.

We are also still under the influence of the Saturn in Sagittarius/Chiron in Pisces square. On April 30, 2017 when the aspect was exact in 27 degrees of both signs, I tweeted:
Saturn in Sagittarius squaring Chiron in Pisces is demanding that we live our truth on a deeper level.   And with the Mercury/Uranus conjunction in Aries trining Saturn in Sagittarius, our efforts can really pay off if we are willing to do the work to make those changes happen.  Mercury and Uranus in Aries trining Saturn in Sagittarius can give us a futuristic vision and a real sense of clarity.  But there is also the possibility of hearing some really shocking news around this full moon.

Mars in 12 degrees of Gemini and Neptune in 13 degrees of Pisces are also featured heavily in this full moon.  They are in a challenging square with each other, which can definitely remind us of some old pain, but with Mars trining Jupiter in 14 degrees of Libra, we have a spiritual boost in rising above it if we keep the faith. Hopefully, the higher level of this aspect will manifest in spiritually inspired action instead of massive confusion.

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 next set of eclipses in 2017. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters. And they will occur in the signs of nodes,   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.

Additionally, I 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:

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