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Friday, June 22, 2018

Mars Retrograde and a Full Moon in Capricorn



Life is about to get even more interesting in the last days of June as Mars stations retrograde in 9 degrees of Aquarius on June 26, 2018 through August 27, 2018.  This is the first time since the summer of 1971 that Mars has been retrograde in Aquarius.  Mars is retrograde every two years, but it has a very different effect dependent upon the sign it is in.  With Mars retrograde in Aquarius, objectivity will be highlighted and it can be a reboot time for the soul.

Mars retrograde can be an awkward time because the inherent nature of Mars is to want action and to move forward.  This is not an option with Mars retrograde because we can’t push forward due to the fact that there will undoubtedly be obstacles in our way.  Frustration and irritability are part of the package deal with Mars retrograde.  Mars retrograde can be a frustrating transit and if you would like to get an edge for planning on how to deal with it, I urge you to take advantage of my Mars Retrograde Special reading, which is available for purchase on my site at:

https://phoenixscorpio.blogspot.com/p/mars-retrograde-special.html

It really helps to know where you can expect to encounter roadblocks so that you can prepare for them.  And it goes without saying that when a planet is retrograde, the energy of that planet is turned inward.  So it is not a good time to launch any new endeavors while Mars is retrograde, but it is an opportunity to reevaluate any plans for your future.  Remember that “re” in the word retrograde!

Mars is also involved in an ongoing challenging square with Uranus in Taurus until October 1, 2018.  When Mars stations direct on August 27, 2018 it will be in 28 degrees of Capricorn.  Mars square Uranus is very volatile energy that is accompanied by a strong urge to break free from restrictions and rebel against authority.  It also holds the potential for acting rashly without factoring in the consequences, which can lead to massive disruption.  Perhaps the best way to deal with this energy is to turn inwards and tap into whatever intuitive or creative insights that burst forth.  Mars in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus can also have a profound effect on friendships and group associations by breaking them up if we are not mindful because it can make us overly critical and irritable.

Mars retrograde is also aspecting the nodes of the moon.  It will be conjunct the south node of the moon in Aquarius, forcing us to release the behavior patterns that no longer serve our best interests while it simultaneously opposes the north node in Leo.  This aspect helps provide us with the courage to stretch out of our comfort zone and strive to achieve our soul’s highest purpose.

Mars in Aquarius is also joining a host of other planets that are currently retrograde: Jupiter in Scorpio, Saturn in Capricorn, Pluto in Capricorn and most recently Neptune in Pisces. Neptune stationed retrograde in 16 degrees of Pisces on June 18, 2018, inspiring me to tweet:
On June 28, 2018, we have a full moon in 6 degrees of Capricorn.  A full moon in Capricorn pertains to issues of work and life balance because the moon in Capricorn represents practical security while the sun in Cancer represents emotional security. Saturn in 5 degrees of Capricorn is also conjunct that full moon, which can feel somewhat restrictive and involve issues of power and responsibility. Don’t feel like you have to give your power away during this full moon; try to find a way to feel more empowered and responsible because the sun in Cancer is also opposing Saturn in Capricorn.  And we all know that Saturn loves to reinforce the theme of responsibility.

This full moon will have a very action-oriented vibe to it because there are so many planets in cardinal signs, and cardinal signs love to initiate.  They are by no means idle bystanders.  There is always a degree of tension present during a full moon but cardinal signs have a way of generating even more tension. The sun and Mercury are in Cancer, the moon, Saturn and Pluto are in Capricorn, and Chiron is in Aries. 

On a more positive note, the full moon in Capricorn will also form supportive sextiles to Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces.  If we have been diligent and responsible in our lives, we may reap some rewards courtesy of Jupiter in Scorpio.  And we may be on the receiving end of some truly inspired ideas from Neptune in Pisces.  This full moon is a reminder to literally keep the faith.

On a personal level, this full moon is conjunct my north node in Capricorn in the 3rd house while opposing my south node in Cancer in the 9th house.  So the sun will be conjunct my south node, which can definitely be a time of releasing some karmic baggage.  It should be an interesting time, to say the least.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.
My site also offers 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.

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. 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 lindasim54@gmail.com 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 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:


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 lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


I have also revised my package deals and I am now offering two options for package deals: Silver and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.







Friday, June 15, 2018

Neptune Retrograde with a Grand Water Trine



The retrograde party of Jupiter in Scorpio and Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn is about to welcome a new guest: Neptune in Pisces stations retrograde in 16 degrees of Pisces on June 18, 2018.  Neptune will remain retrograde until November 24, 2018 when it stations direct in 13 degrees of Pisces.

When Neptune is retrograde, our fears and anxieties tend to get internalized because our illusions, dreams and false realities that we have been avoiding are dissolved.  It is definitely a time of illusions getting busted.  It is an ideal (no pun intended) time to reevaluate life’s unpleasant unrealities as issues like fake news, drug use and abuse and privacy come under scrutiny.  The truth of reality can be quite painful if we have been in denial about the truth or if we have been pursuing extreme forms of escapism like drugs, alcohol, or gambling.  Yes, finances are another area of life that we will need to come to terms with when Neptune is retrograde. 

Neptune retrograde has a way of revealing the source of the pain that we have been trying to escape and it can manifest in the form of a new relationship or critical events in our lives.  Feelings of paranoia, self-pity, victimization and social anxiety can also rear their ugly heads during the transit of Neptune retrograde.

But all is not gloom and doom when the foggy, somewhat nebulous transit of Neptune dissolves our illusions.  Neptune stations retrograde under the auspices of a beneficial Grand Water Trine involving Jupiter in Scorpio and Mercury in Cancer.  Mercury in Cancer has been pretty busy since it entered the sensitive water sign on June 12, 2018, inspiring me to tweet:
Mercury in 14 degrees of Cancer will be forming an exact trine with Neptune in 14 degrees of Pisces on June 19th, which will help us to focus on spiritual self-development as we seek out the truth.  Mercury in Cancer is also trining Jupiter in Scorpio on that day, which has the potential to bring good news, a sense of optimism and favors planning and legal matters. Jupiter trining Neptune can bring hope, generosity and a sense of community spirit.  It can also bring enlightenment through dreams or meditation. On June 20, 2018, we will be experiencing the effects of Mercury in Cancer trining Neptune in Pisces, which will enhance communications and make us even more sensitive. This trine also stimulates creativity and spirituality and lends a softer, more empathetic tone to communications.  Trust me on this one, as I have a natal Neptune Mercury conjunction, so pay attention to your dreams and intuition at this time because positive aspects between Neptune and Mercury strengthen our psychic abilities.

The overall effect of this grand water trine involving Neptune in Pisces, Mercury in Cancer and Jupiter in Scorpio is to foster talent and creative potential.  I feel that I am especially blessed by this aspect because Neptune is currently transiting my 5th house of creativity until April 2019.  It is also trining my Scorpio sun and Cancer midheaven, so I fully plan on reaping the benefits of my own personal grand water trine.

I know that I mentioned last week that Mars in Aquarius is starting to slow down as it prepares for its retrograde on June 26, 2018 in 9 degrees of Aquarius.  Mars retrograde can be a frustrating transit and if you would like to get an edge for planning on how to deal with it, I urge you to take advantage of my Mars Retrograde Special reading, which is featured on my Twitter page:

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.
My site also offers 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.

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. 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 lindasim54@gmail.com 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 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:


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 lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


I have also revised my package deals and I am now offering two options for package deals: Silver and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.








Friday, June 8, 2018

Mercury and Venus Change Signs and a Super New Moon in Gemini




Mercury is about to depart its home sign of Gemini on June 12, 2018 to enter the sensitive water sign of Cancer until June 29, 2018.  Mercury in Cancer means that communications will be driven by emotion and not logic, which is a major change from its transit in Gemini.  On June 5, 2018, Mercury and the sun were conjunct in 14 degrees of Gemini, inspiring me to tweet:
When Mercury is in Cancer, information will be processed and expressed on a more instinctive level.  We will definitely be listening and paying attention to our intuition.  We may find ourselves listening with our heart as well as our ears as we feel more comfortable expressing our vulnerabilities.  Mercury in Cancer is an opportunity to get closer to others and share feelings that are more personal than usual. But the down side of Mercury in Cancer is that it will be much more challenging to be objective.

On June 13, 2018, Venus departs the sign of Cancer to enter the fire sign of Leo until July 9, 2018.  We also have a Super New Moon in 22 degrees of Gemini on that day. Venus enters Leo about two hours after the new moon and it will be a big change emotionally from Venus in Cancer.  Venus in Leo has a tendency to remind us that life can be fun, dramatic, and playful as we feel more self-indulgent.  It is a fabulous time for socializing and parties, so make sure you get out there if you are single and looking for someone special.  Venus in Leo is a time to put yourself first, to soak up the admiration of others and to literally shine.  Pride and passion are strong features of Venus in Leo, as is extravagance because Venus in Leo is all about being generous and loving with others.  It also has a tendency to stoke the fires of creativity and re-energize relationships with others.  Leo is a fire sign and is imbued with lots of spontaneous, loving energy and is also a time to focus on getting personal needs met.

The Super New Moon in 22 degrees of Gemini happens at 3:34 p.m. on June 13, 2018.  It is called a Supermoon because it is closer to the earth than other moons and this could manifest in higher tides and have a powerful effect on our consciousness.  Mercury in Cancer is forming a supportive sextile with Uranus in Taurus, which is a positive welcoming influence for new ideas, perspectives and original thinking.  Be receptive to whatever comes through to you during this new moon and set your new intentions carefully, as this is an especially potent new moon.  Personally, this new moon falls in my 9th house and is sextiling my Pluto in Leo and trining my Neptune in Libra, which I am hoping will be spiritually empowering.

The Super New Moon in Gemini also features a T-square between Mercury in 2 degrees of Cancer and Chiron in 2 degrees of Aries with Mercury opposing Saturn in 6 degrees of Capricorn.  T-squares are annoying, but they do have the power to energize us into making necessary changes and preventing us from becoming complacent. Saturn opposing Mercury can trigger themes of being judged or acting judgmentally (Saturn loves to judge) or feeling victimized.  This can result in wounding words, but we have the choice to use our words constructively to heal.  With this kind of energy, it is best to take the high road if possible.

I believe that Mars in Aquarius will be playing a big role in this new moon as well.  Just in case you were not aware that Mars is slowing down for its retrograde phase to begin on June 26, 2018 through August 27, 2018, I am stating it again here.  Mars will have an extended stay in the sign of Aquarius this year due to its retrograde.  It entered Aquarius on May 16, 2018, stations retrograde in 9 degrees of Aquarius on June 26th and doesn’t leave the sign of Aquarius permanently until November 15, 2018.  I will be covering this important transit in more depth later.  Aside from the fact that my natal Mars is in Aquarius (you could say that I have a vested interest in this transit), Mars in Aquarius has been conjunct the south node of the moon in Aquarius in early June 2018.  It will be exact on June 10, 2018 in 7 degrees of Aquarius and Mars will only be 2 degrees away from the south node on June 13, 2018.  When Mars is conjunct the south node of the moon, our desires from the past can resurface and we can find ourselves connecting to past trauma or separation.  Since the south node represents our path of least resistance, we could be dealing with our anger being easily triggered and resorting to habitual assertive reactions.  I believe that this influence of Mars conjunct the south node ties in with the healing theme of the new moon’s T-square.  Many of us may find ourselves in a place where we need to work through our emotional pain to heal during this Super New Moon in Gemini.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.

My site also offers 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.

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. 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 lindasim54@gmail.com 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 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:


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 lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


I have also revised my package deals and I am now offering two options for package deals: Silver and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.





Friday, June 1, 2018

The Sun and Mercury Hook Up in Gemini and Venus and Pluto Face Off



We are coming off a pretty potent full moon earlier in the week which I tweeted about on May 29, 2018:
But on June 5, 2018, we have two aspects that are incredibly powerful and pretty much set the tone for the day, despite the fact that they both occur after 10:00 p.m.  The sun and Mercury are conjunct in 14 degrees of Gemini at 10:02 p.m. and Venus in 20 degrees of Cancer opposes retrograde Pluto in 20 degrees of Capricorn.  Trust me on this one, these aspects are bound to affect relationships.

When the sun is conjunct Mercury in its home sign of Gemini, communications are heavily emphasized and it is a theme du jour.  It will be a busy time mentally as many of us will literally be living in our minds.  It is very creative energy and can be a time of impressive mental achievement.  But it also holds the potential for extremely effective communication when we have the power to influence people with our speech and written words.  In short, it can be an opportune time for making plans and business deals.  This aspect can impact both personal and business relationships.  I am especially under the influence of this aspect as it exactly conjuncts my Gemini moon in the 8th house.  I certainly hope that it has beneficial effects on communication in both my personal and professional relationships.  It will be very interesting to see how it plays out with my business and if I see an increase in my astrology and psychic readings.  With both the sun and Mercury conjunct my moon in the 8th house, I should be at the top of my intuitive game.

At 10:25 p.m. Venus in 20 degrees of Cancer forms a challenging opposition to retrograde Pluto in 20 degrees of Capricorn.  This is literally a tug of war between opposing forces.  This aspect will place intense pressure on relationships as powerful emotions that have may have been dormant for a while resurface.  Obsession and compulsion are words that come to mind with a challenging Venus Pluto aspect.  Once again, I am no stranger to this kind of energy as I have a Venus Pluto square in my natal chart with Venus retrograde. This energy represents transformation through relationships.

Don’t be surprised if seemingly out of nowhere, you or your partner exhibit feelings of suspicion, paranoia, jealousy or possessiveness.  There could also be a lot of drama going down featuring manipulation, control issues and power plays. If you are unattached, this aspect could manifest in obsessive and compulsive attractions.  Power imbalances and domination will be in the spotlight.  While Venus represents our love relationships, finances and values, Pluto represents power and transformation.   The caveat with Pluto is that in order for transformation to occur, there usually needs to be some level of destruction for the rebirth to occur.  And as I am fond of saying from personal experience, “Rebirth ain’t pretty.”  This is very Scorpionic energy, if I do say so myself.  Venus will be transiting my 10th opposing Pluto in my 4th house, so I have no doubt that this aspect will not go unnoticed in my life either.

I don’t know about anyone else, but Venus in Cancer has been inspiring me to reflect a great deal on the past and history in general. It tends to have a very nostalgic influence. When I started writing this blog about the aspects on June 5th, I realized that June 5th is the 50th anniversary of the shooting of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.  He died on June 6, 1968.  I realize that many of my readers were not alive on that day and I am certainly dating myself when I say that I remember that time well.  I looked at an ephemeris to see if these aspects occurred back then, and they didn’t.  But one thing was the same-Chiron was in 2 degrees of Aries back in early June of 1968, just like it will be on June 5, 2018.  What can I say but the times are still changing?  In many ways, this time reminds me of the changes that occurred in the 1960’s when I was growing up.  From 2012 through 2015, we experienced seven exact squares between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn.  Uranus and Pluto were both in Virgo from 1963 through 1968 and the peak of their conjunction occurred between 1965-1966.  We are still under the influence of a revolutionary period in our history which may very well culminate in the Saturn Pluto conjunction in 22 degrees of Capricorn on January 12, 2020.  Of course, it is no coincidence that we will be gearing up for another presidential election in the United States in 2020.  Pardon the musings and chalk them up to Venus in Cancer.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.
My site also offers 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.

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. 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 lindasim54@gmail.com 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 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:


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 lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


I have also revised my package deals and I am now offering two options for package deals: Silver and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.







Friday, May 25, 2018

The Truth Comes out with a Full Moon in Sagittarius and Mercury Enters Gemini




The upcoming full moon in Sagittarius will clearly demonstrate that Gemini season is in full swing, as I pointed out in my tweet of May 20, 2018:
Gemini is the sign associated with communication, since it is ruled by Mercury and when the full moon in 8 degrees of Sagittarius opposes the Gemini sun on May 29, 2018, the truth about many matters may emerge.  Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, and is associated with courage, wisdom, adventure and higher consciousness.  This full moon has the potential to be very positive with a host of favorable aspects in play that day and a strong theme of surging forward.  The only fly in the ointment is a slight tendency for judgmentalism, opinionated views and an inclination to be somewhat blunt in communications. And Mercury enters the sign of Gemini at 7:49 p.m. on May 29th to boot.

What is going on astrologically on May 29th?  We have not one, but two Grand Trines happening that day.  There is a grand trine in water featuring Jupiter in 15 degrees of Scorpio, Neptune in 16 degrees of Pisces and Venus in 11 degrees of Cancer.  On May 25, 2018 Jupiter in Scorpio trined Neptune in Pisces, which was an extremely positive aspect that favors luck, generosity and compassion.  We are fortunate enough to get another hit of this aspect on August 19, 2018.  But with Venus joining the party on the day of a full moon in Sagittarius to form a grand water trine, we are truly blessed with inspirational and creative energy.  A grand water trine ensures that emotion, sensitivity and intuition will be very strong on this full moon.

We also have a grand fire trine involving the moon in 8 degrees of Sagittarius, Chiron in 1 degree of Aries and the north node in 7 degrees of Leo.  Full moons represent a time of culmination and a big part of this may be letting go of old emotional wounds from the past (represented by Chiron, the Wounded Healer) in order to move forward.  The north node in Leo is gives us the courage to tackle those wounds and press on our path.  The north node inherently wants to go forth and the full moon’s supportive sextile to the south node in 7 degrees of Aquarius gives it another boost to release that past karmic baggage. A grand fire trine is creative, inspirational, self-expressive and spontaneous. 

The combined efforts of these two grand trines supplies the energy to really communicate about long-standing issues and release them once and for all as we strive to move forward.  These two grand trines working together can be extremely beneficial.  The full moon is also forming a supportive sextile to Mars in 4 degrees of Aquarius, providing the impetus to act on those desires for growth and change.

The only other potential alarming factor on this full moon is the influence of the ongoing Mars in Aquarius square to Uranus in Taurus.  I certainly hope that there are no more volcanoes erupting, but Mars squaring Uranus in Taurus, the sign of the earth, is a clear manifestation of that kind of energy.  Mars squaring Uranus has a rebellious quality and there is tendency to act rashly without regard for the consequences.  We could be hearing some news about disruption and violence on this full moon, but that is not set in stone.  I’m just saying don’t be surprised if that kind of news emerges.

Mercury is entering its home sign of Gemini on May 29th and true to its mercurial nature, it will be a brief transit, only lasting until June 12, 2018.  Mercury in Gemini is communicative, curious and sociable.  Don’t be surprised if your social life speeds up considerably while both the sun and Mercury are in Gemini.  Mercury in Gemini is not the best time to be focused on a long-term goal, as we are more inclined to dabble in superficial knowledge about a variety of subjects and are easily distracted.  It does give us more mental flexibility and information will flow more quickly, which could lead to new perspectives. Keeping an open mind is the key to reaping the rewards of Mercury in Gemini.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.
My site also offers 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.

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. 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 lindasim54@gmail.com 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 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:


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 lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


I have also revised my package deals and I am now offering two options for package deals: Silver and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.


Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the United States!



Friday, May 18, 2018

Venus Enters Cancer and the Sun Enters Gemini



I know that many of us are still reeling (hopefully in a good way) from the recent new moon in Taurus occurring on the same day as Uranus entering Taurus on May 15, 2018, when I tweeted:


But there is more movement in the astrological landscape.  On May 19, 2018, Venus enters the sign of Cancer until June 13, 2018.  Venus in Cancer is going to deliver a whole new spin on love and finances.  Don’t be surprised if you wind up feeling more nurturing and self-protective.  Home and family will be become much more important as our homes become a sanctuary.  It will be a time of nesting and some may decide to splurge on home improvements.

But Venus in Cancer can be an emotional roller coaster because of increased sensitivity and impressionability.  We can become more moody and hurt feelings could result as words can be taken too seriously and in the wrong vein. The positive side of Venus in Cancer is that we will feel more affectionate and show our love through devotion, care and concern for the well-being of others.  Since Venus rules finances as well as love, it might be a good time to buy someone you love a nice gift.  Venus in Cancer is all about what makes you feel safe and secure, so enjoy knowing that this transit is a perfect time for staying in your comfort zone.

On the following day, May 19, 2018, the Sun enters the light and airy sign of Gemini until June 21st.  This is going to change the whole energy of how we function in our daily lives and where we direct our focus.  Gemini is an air sign which is motivated by obtaining knowledge and diversity.  We are going to feel more sociable, curious, intellectual, communicative and versatile while the sun is in Gemini.  It will be a great time to meet new people and multi-tasking will be a major theme.  It is also a prime opportunity to purchase items related to communication, such as computers, cell phones, books and journals to record our thoughts and feelings.

The down side of the sun in Gemini is that we can become too scattered in trying to do too many things at once and be perceived as unreliable.  The sun in Gemini can trigger some anxiety if we over-analyze or try to do too much.  Antidotes to this anxiety include yoga, meditation or escapist television. But the perks of the sun in Gemini include favoring communication, writing and maybe being able to finish tasks that we previously started, such as spring cleaning.  Because when the sun leaves Gemini on June 21, 2018, summer will be officially here.

I’d also like to share an interesting story about my experience with the new moon in Taurus, which fell in my 8th house of joint resources.  On May 14th an astrology client emailed me to purchase another reading but said that she couldn’t find it on my site.  I checked and discovered to my horror that the link to my Services Offered on my home page was missing, so I fixed it and the client purchased a reading.  She also mentioned me in a video on her YouTube channel.  You can check it out at:


Needless to say, I am very grateful to Melanie at Whole Again 1111 because not only did she alert me to a problem with my site, which has since resulted in more views, but she referred another client to me.  So it was a financially beneficial new moon in Taurus for me.  I hope that many of you reaped some benefits from this new moon as well.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.
My site also offers 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.

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. 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 lindasim54@gmail.com 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 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:


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 lindasim54@gmail.com or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

But the big news is that I have created and launched a new website devoted exclusively to my Reiki practice. Please feel free to check it out at:


I was also featured in the July 3, 2017 edition of Boston Voyager, an online publication that runs a section called Inspiring Stories about local entrepreneurs on its home page.  The Scorpio moon was trining the Cancer sun and Neptune in Pisces on that day, so my story certainly debuted under fitting aspects.  Please feel free to check it out:


I have also revised my package deals and I am now offering two options for package deals: Silver and a Tarot special for my tarot clients. Please check it out at:


Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for my daily astrological insights.