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Friday, April 20, 2018

Retrograde Season Gears Up with Saturn and Pluto as Chiron and the Sun Change Signs




Retrograde season is kicking up a notch this week.  Okay, Mercury stationed direct on April 15th, but Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are joining the retrograde party with Jupiter in Scorpio. Saturn stationed retrograde in 9 degrees of Aries on April 17, 2018, inspiring me to tweet:

Saturn will be retrograde until September 6, 2018, when it stations direct in 2 degrees of Capricorn. Saturn retrograde is a time to sort out our karma and replace negative thoughts with positive ones.  Mercury in Aries was forming a challenging square with Saturn in Capricorn at the time of the station, so anyone who has been verbally abusing others will have a tough road ahead.  Saturn retrograde will force us to revamp our thoughts and communication styles as we rebuild our lives.

Chiron also entered the sign of Aries on April 17, 2018 and on that day I tweeted:
Chiron won’t be in the sign of Chiron for very long this year due to its retrograde which starts on July 4, 2018 (how fitting for a fire sign to station retrograde on Independence Day in the United States) in 2 degrees of Aries and it slips back into Pisces on September 25, 2018.  But it will return to stay in Aries for seven years on February 17, 2019.


What can we expect with Chiron in Aries?  Pardon the pun, but it will be a whole different kettle of fish from Chiron in Pisces.  Many of us felt like we were wallowing in our sense of victimization or martyrdom when Chiron was in Pisces. The prevailing sentiment of the Chiron in Pisces transit seemed to be that many people felt unloved or unappreciated and we were engaged in some very deep soul healing to heal those wounds. If we were smart, we learned to take care of ourselves and give ourselves the nurturing we felt wasn’t coming from others.  If we didn’t, we get another shot at healing this wound between September 2018 and February 2019. Chiron in Aries will force us to release wounds regarding self-worth because Aries is the “Who am I?” sign.  We will be fighting for our inner power and channeling that inner warrior because Aries is ruled by Mars.  Chiron in Aries will also be a time of breakthroughs in healing and technologies related to healing.

The last time Chiron was in Aries was from 1968 through 1977.  Ironically, Chiron was discovered in 1977.  That period in time was pretty turbulent in terms of the Vietnam War and the accompanying protests, increased drug use and more mothers working outside the home.  There was a strong theme of breaking free from the traditions of the past.  The generation born during these years will be experiencing their Chiron Return between now and 2027.  The Chiron Return happens around age 50 or 51 and can literally be described as a crisis of meaning.

Prior to that, Chiron was in Aries from 1918 to 1927, which coincided with the “Roaring Twenties”, another era of breaking free. Women got the right to vote and obtained more freedom from traditional roles.  But it was a very conflicted time in terms of issues regarding immigration, alcohol (Prohibition), religion and race. The point that I am trying to make is that history has demonstrated that when Chiron is in Aries, cultural and economic changes are front and center, which is frequently tough on children yet they learned to be resilient and carry on.  They were part of the “Greatest Generation” that survived the Great Depression and went on to fight World War 2.  History has some very interesting astrological parallels.  I am by no means predicting that we will have another Great Depression or World War, but I think it is safe to say that there will definitely be economic and cultural changes coming down the pike as we seek to break free yet again.

The sun entered the sign of Taurus on April 19, 2018, just one day after a conjunction between the sun and Uranus in Aries which generated a great deal of nervous tension and unpredictability.  The sun entering Taurus was a welcome breath of fresh air, as it ushers in a month of energy that is more practical and grounded with a strong focus on security needs.  We will be into our creature comforts for sure when the sun is in Taurus, one of the signs ruled by the planet Venus.  Just be mindful of the tendencies to be stubborn (remember that old phrase “stubborn as a bull”, the animal symbolizing Taurus) and possessive.  Taurus is one of the fixed signs and doesn’t welcome change easily, but it is adept at planting seeds for the future and staying the course.

Pluto will be stationing retrograde in 21 degrees of Capricorn on April 22, 2018 and will station direct in 18 degrees of Capricorn on September 30, 2018.  Pluto retrograde can be a time of rebirth and regeneration if you let go of what you don’t need. It’s actually a good time to deal with issues of power and control by reflecting on what or whom is controlling you and releasing them. The best way to navigate this transit is to trust in the process of change, because if you resist it, your life will become unbearably difficult.  And don’t think that just Capricorns will be affected by this Pluto retrograde transit.  If you have any planets between 18-21 degrees of the remaining cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer or Libra you will be experiencing a Pluto transit.  I have the distinct honor of having Pluto transiting my 4th house and opposing my midheaven in 20 degrees of Cancer during Pluto retrograde, so I am right in the transformational line of fire.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio and Chiron in Aries 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:






Thursday, April 12, 2018

A Powerful New Moon in Aries and Mercury Goes Direct



Save the day of April 15, 2018 because we have two very major astrological events going down on that day.  Mercury stations direct in 4 degrees of Aries at 5:21 a.m. after a long, particularly grueling Mercury retrograde that officially began on March 22, 2018 when it stationed retrograde in 16 degrees of Aries. Of course, for those of us who believe in the shadow theory, Mercury began its trek into the retrograde shadow on March 9, 2018 and won’t totally clear it until May 3, 2018.  But at least April 15th marks the day when we can start to see some forward movement in communications.  I don’t think that I am exaggerating when I say there will be a collective sigh of relief heard around the world when Mercury starts moving forward again.  I personally have experienced a great deal of frustration during this Mercury retrograde and I have been hearing similar tales of woe from friends and clients.  Enough said.

The second major astrological event of April 15th is a powerful new moon in 26 degrees of Aries that occurs at 9:57 p.m.  In many ways, this is literally the first new moon of the astrological New Year because it is in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac.  Aries loves to be first and take risks, which is a major theme of this new moon.  New moons are all about starting new things and a new moon in Aries signifies a time to create the changes in our lives that are sorely needed.  Aries is also ruled by Mars, which will give us the courage to make those changes and take some risks. It is a time to be assertive without being abrasive, which is not an easy feat to accomplish.

But this new moon in Aries is particularly powerful because it forms a challenging square to its ruling planet Mars in Capricorn.  This can play out in an assortment of bad behaviors: we can become defensive, argumentative, feisty, testy and throw tantrums and fits of rage if we are not mindful.

And this new moon is also squaring Pluto in Capricorn, which gives it an added punch.  Power struggles may arise and we may find ourselves dealing with obsessive and compulsive behavior in our relationships.  But this is not the first time this past week that Pluto has been under fire.  On April 11th, there was an exact square from the sun in Aries, inspiring me to tweet:
The Aries energy doesn’t stop with the aspects to Mars and Pluto in Capricorn.  On April 16th at 1:59 a.m., the Aries moon conjuncts Aries.  This is still technically a part of the new moon effect because obviously some parts of the world (including the west coast of the United States) will be feeling this energy on April 15th.  This is a lot of Aries energy: the sun, moon and Uranus all hanging tight together.  All I can say is that anything can happen with this kind of vibe.  Unexpected events and upheavals could be the way this new moon plays out, especially in the world arena.  Let’s hope it does not involve any acts of aggression that could involve violence on a large scale.

The degree of the new moon, 26 degrees, has me a little apprehensive because it forms exact aspects with a couple of my natal planets.  It does trine my Pluto in Leo in my 11th house, but even trines to Pluto can be tricky and dig up a lot of painful stuff regarding power issues.  Its opposition to my Neptune in Libra in my first house makes me wonder if I will be further adrift in a Neptunian fog or if I will be able to channel that energy into my work.  I have a pretty full schedule of Reiki clients on that day, so I am hoping to use that energy productively.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn in Capricorn, and Jupiter in Scorpio 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 3rd 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, April 6, 2018

Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn Get Busy in April




Saturn and Pluto are both in the sign of Capricorn, but they are nowhere near being conjunct.   That astrological event occurs on January 12, 2020 in 22 degrees of Capricorn, but both planets have been very active this past week and will continue to aspect several other planets for a while.  I don’t exactly know why I started thinking so much about the Saturn Pluto conjunction when it is so far off, but I found myself reflecting on the last Saturn Pluto conjunction, which occurred on November 7, 1982 in 27 degrees of Libra.  It conjuncted my natal Neptune in Libra in my first house and was actually a boon for my work as a psychic, but it also played out as a time of recession in the world arena. Saturn and Pluto can definitely affect the financial climate, even if they aren't in the sign of Capricorn.  I also started pondering how the upcoming Saturn Pluto conjunction in Capricorn would manifest.  The next Saturn Pluto conjunction in Capricorn will be conjunct my natal Chiron in my fourth house and I confess that one has me a little nervous.  Pluto entered my fourth house in late January 2018 and it was not the smoothest entrance for this transit.

The year 2020 will see another presidential election and many believe that our government will undergo massive changes in that year.  There will be a great deal of Capricorn energy in play astrologically that year.  On April 5, 2020 Jupiter and Pluto will be conjunct in 24 degrees of Capricorn as well.

The themes of these two planets are pretty intense.  Pluto is all about death, power, transformation and it likes to slough off the old stuff and renew itself.  And then there is Saturn, aka the Great Taskmaster, which pertains to structure, discipline, responsibility, practicality and testing.  These two planets are hardly lightweights and when they interact with other planets it can be a heavy, intense time.

On April 2, 2018, Mars and Saturn were conjunct in 8 degrees of Capricorn, inspiring me to tweet:
But this aspect was conjunct my north node in my third house, so I suppose that explains why I am so obsessed and preoccupied with Capricorn energy these days.  I am definitely under the influence of Saturn these days.

On April 5, 2018, retrograde Mercury in 9 degrees of Aries squared Saturn in 9 degrees of Capricorn, which exacerbated the tendency towards angry and depressing communications.  I specifically mentioned the retrograde Mercury because I tweeted about it on April 4th when in reality it wasn’t exact until 4:22 a.m. on April 5th.  I have been experiencing my fair share of Mercury retrograde woes, including transit problems and missed connections with other people.

We do have a ray of light coming with Saturn in Capricorn, however.  On April 7th, Venus in 8 degrees of Taurus will trine Saturn in 9 degrees of Capricorn.  This should bring some measure of harmony to love and finances if we are willing to make an effort to dig deep to resolve issues and act in a more nurturing manner.

On April 8, 2018, the moon will conjunct Pluto in 21 degrees of Capricorn.  This is definitely not going to be an easygoing, flowing conjunction.  Be prepared for some deep rooted emotions and compulsive behavior to surface.

The Sun in 21 degrees of Aries will form a very challenging square to Pluto in 21 degrees of Capricorn on April 11, 2018. I have this aspect natally with my Scorpio sun squaring my Pluto in Leo so I know all too well how tough this aspect can be.  It provides a great deal of inner tension and is literally a struggle between the sun’s will to move forward and the Plutonian need to engage in negative, self-destructive behavior.  Issues of control and ego conflicts can be major factors with this aspect as well.  But there is tremendous power and strength with this aspect that can be harnessed and channeled into constructive and healing purposes if we are willing to confront our fears and our dark side in order to transform our own behavior.  Perhaps we will need to acknowledge that we are drawing upsetting situations into our lives because of our fears but we also need to honor the resilience we possess to overcome the obstacles in our path to move forward and be free of some of those compulsions of that darker side that we all have.  The promise of renewal and rebirth lie at the end of this tunnel process.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn in Capricorn, and Jupiter in Scorpio 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 3rd 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, March 30, 2018

A Relationship Oriented Full Moon in Libra



Everyone knows that Libra is the astrological sign most associated with relationships, so be prepared for some major relationship shakeups to occur on the full blue moon in 10 degrees of Libra on March 31, 2018.  This is the second full moon in March (the first occurred on March 1, 2018 in 11 degrees of Virgo) giving it the distinction of a blue moon.

It would be a grave understatement to say that a lot can happen with this full moon in Libra.  A full moon in Libra can make or break relationships and reveal some long hidden secrets.  It can also be a time of release in that if a relationship is not working for you, it may be time to let go.  And since Libra is so disposed to considering the other person, it might be a time to reclaim your power in a relationship and release behavior that is not getting your needs met.  The positive side of Libra is that it involves issues of equality, fairness and justice too.  So it can be a time to set the record straight.

A key piece of this full moon is that there are eight planets in cardinal signs and cardinal signs love action, no question about it.  The Sun, Mercury, Uranus and Eris are in Aries, the moon is in Libra and Saturn, Pluto and Mars are in Capricorn.  Venus moves into Taurus, where it is eminently more comfortable on March 31st, but Venus in Aries delivered its own share of drama, especially on March 28th when it conjuncted Uranus in Aries.  On that day I tweeted:
Mercury in Aries is retrograde and features prominently in this full moon as well.  It is opposing the full moon and so we may experience difficulty in understanding our feelings and communicating them.  It is also forming a square to Mars in 7 degrees of Capricorn, which can lead to short tempers, disagreements, and feelings of hostility.  Additionally, it squares Saturn in 8 degrees of Capricorn, which has a way of creating distance and separation in relationships.

Mars and Saturn are moving to an exact conjunction in 8 degrees of Capricorn on April 2, 2018 so they are very active players with their squares to this full moon in 10 degrees of Libra.  Squares are renowned for creating tension.  Think about where this full moon in Libra is falling in your chart and where the Mars/Saturn conjunction in Capricorn happens.  The full moon will be in my 12th house widely conjunct my Libra ascendant and the Mars/Saturn conjunction will be conjunct my north node in the third house.  I doubt that it will be a quiet time for me.  I can guarantee anyone with cardinal planets (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) in these degrees will experience major changes.

Mars in Capricorn is more assertive, focused, impulsive and impetuous during this full moon.  Its square to the sun in Aries and moon in Libra will contain a theme of what about my needs. The Libra full moon squaring Mars in Capricorn will allow anger to come to the surface, especially in relationships with women. The full moon squaring Saturn in Capricorn will remind us of past relationships failures and losses.  It could also trigger emotional coldness, nagging and bullying. Negative thinking, feelings of loneliness, worry and fears are also part of this package.   But it can also be a time to take responsibility (a major Saturn theme) for our actions by releasing those fears and transforming our lives.  Issues of power are bound to come up for review in relationships during this full moon and if we have been too accommodating to others by giving our power away, this is time to transform that inequality and restore the balance to relationships.

When Mars conjuncts Saturn on April 2, 2018, it can trigger our darkest desires and make us feel anger, resentment and a strong desire for revenge.  Mars Saturn aspects are very difficult and challenging because while Mars is all about action, Saturn tends to put the brakes on the action.  And this full moon is rife with a plethora of planets in cardinal signs, which crave action.  I come by this knowledge through a natal Mars Saturn square in my own chart.  All I can tell you about this Mars Saturn conjunction is to be mindful of destructive actions on your part or from others. 

But before I leave everyone in abject terror of this full moon, I do want to share a glimmer of hope with one beautiful, positive aspect occurring on that day.  Jupiter in 22 degrees of Scorpio is forming a supportive sextile with Pluto in 21 degrees of Capricorn.  This aspect holds the promise of success through positive change and potential for spiritual growth.  Use this aspect wisely to transform the more negative aspects of this full moon into positive outcomes.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn in Capricorn, and Jupiter in Scorpio 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 3rd 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:


In the spirit of the New Year, I have 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, March 23, 2018

Mercury Retrograde in Aries


Mercury entered the sign of Aries on March 6, 2018 and isn’t leaving until May 13, 2018 because it stationed retrograde on March 22, 2018, inspiring me to tweet:
This is a ten week transit of Mercury in Aries and when Mercury is retrograde in a fire sign it can be even more challenging because fire signs are known to be more blunt and impulsive in their communications.  And we have quite a posse of planets in Aries these days: Uranus is winding down its transit in Aries before it enters Taurus on May 15, 2018, Venus has been in Aries since March 6, 2018 and the Sun entered Aries on March 20th, when I tweeted:
What can we expect when Mercury is retrograde in Aries?  In addition to the usual cautions about signing contracts or buying a house or electronic goods, Mercury retrograde in Aries carries the added potential for getting into an argument from receiving the wrong information.  Mercury in Aries is fast talking and impulsive and speech tends to lose its filters when Mercury is in Aries because it wants instant gratification. And there is also the danger of making rash decisions that we might later regret.


The Aries energy is particularly volatile during the first weekend of Mercury retrograde.  On March 23, 2018, Venus in 16 degrees of Aries is forming a very challenging square with Pluto in 21 degrees of Capricorn which can definitely wreak havoc on relationships.  Venus in Aries is very me oriented, passionate and wants what it wants NOW.  Pluto in Capricorn is very much into power and this aspect (which I have natally, so I am all too familiar with its pitfalls), so when these two planets in cardinal signs square off, the themes of passion, obsession and power struggles run rampant.  Relationships might very well be put through the ringer under the influence of this aspect.

The volatility ramps up a notch on March 24, 2018 when the sun in Aries forms an exact square with Mars in Capricorn in 3 degrees of their respective signs.  This will certainly stimulate passion but the sun square Mars (another aspect that I have natally) is tense energy that requires constant action or can become easily frustrated.  A creative or physical outlet is key to resolving the fiery willpower and competitive spirit that accompany this aspect. Sun square Mars has a high energy, “me first” vibe about it. The fact that it is occurring with the sun in Aries is exacerbating the volatility of the aspect.  Sun squaring Mars in cardinal signs is frequently accompanied by impulsiveness and short tempers.  So the Mercury in Aries retrograde energy of impulsive energy is being fueled by both Venus in Aries squaring Pluto in Capricorn and the Sun in Aries squaring Mars in Capricorn.

Despite the fact that the sun is no longer in Pisces, Neptune is still in Pisces and Chiron is concluding its transit of Pisces, set to enter the sign of Aries on April 17, 2018.  Chiron in the last two degrees of Pisces is forcing a lot of people to deal with their existential pain and grief these days and one way of dealing with the retrograde Mercury in Aries is to try to be a little more sensitive and compassionate towards others.  Please try to think before speaking and empathize with the collective pain that seems to be so pervasive these days.

Otherwise, just remember the re in retrograde and use this time period to review, renegotiate and research any matters in your life that require major decisions before implementing any major changes.  That is truly the best way of surviving the transit of Mercury Retrograde.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn in Capricorn and Jupiter in Scorpio 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 3rd 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:


In the spirit of the New Year, I have 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, March 16, 2018

A Healing New Moon in Pisces and Mars Enters Capricorn



Save the date of March 17, 2018 as a key player in the astrological scene of 2018. Yes, it is St. Patrick’s Day, but it also features a powerfully healing new moon in Pisces and a change of signs for Mars.

The new moon in 26 degrees of Pisces on March 17, 2018 marks the end of the astrological year and holds enormous healing potential.  Pisces is a water sign and this new moon will be very emotional, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.  When the moon entered Pisces on March 15, 2018, I tweeted:
This new moon in Pisces is conjunct Chiron in 28 degrees of Pisces and that in itself is the key to the tremendous healing power of this new moon. The themes of this new moon include acceptance, forgiveness, surrender, release, compassion, humility and letting go of the ego’s need to be right as we plant the seeds for the future. 

Jupiter in 23 degrees of Scorpio is forming a favorable trine to this new moon and Chiron in Pisces This is facilitating that healing energy by providing us the opportunity to dig deep to expose our wounds so that they can heal.

But this new moon is also on the receiving end of an angry square from Mars in 29 degrees of Sagittarius.  How is this going to play out?  We may have to deal with some arguments or fights and conflicts may expose old wounds that need to be healed.  There could be an uncomfortable decision or action that needs to be taken.  Mars in Sagittarius may very well bring back the pain of that Chiron wound but Mars is also trining Uranus in 26 degrees of Aries and that beneficial aspect can deliver some unexpected opportunities and new tools for dealing with those wounds.

But the angry square from Mars to the new moon and Chiron is short-lived because four hours after the new moon Mars enters the sign of its exaltation in Capricorn, where it resides until May 16, 2018.  Mars is exalted in Capricorn because it is disciplined, focused, deliberate and persistent energy that helps us contemplate the future and its consequences before it takes action.  Its energy is reliable and steady, like the goat symbol of Capricorn.

‘When Mars is in Capricorn we will be a lot slower to anger than Mars in Sagittarius, but we may find ourselves becoming very cold or rigid if we are frustrated.  Mars in Capricorn will also be conjunct Saturn in 8 degrees of Capricorn on April 2, 2018, which will be a marvelous opportunity to act on creating some new structures in our lives.  It will actually be conjunct my north node in my 3rd house on that day, which should prove to be quite interesting.  And on April 26, 2018, Mars will be conjunct Pluto in 21 degrees of Capricorn, which is another harbinger for major change and transformation.  This conjunction occurs in my natal 4th house and I have certainly felt the effects of Pluto ever since it entered my 4th house in January 2018.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn in Capricorn and Jupiter in Scorpio 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 3rd 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:


In the spirit of the New Year, I have 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