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Friday, January 5, 2018

When Jupiter Aligns with Mars

It’s official, folks  -- 2018 is here and it definitely came in with a bang.  We had a super full moon in Cancer on January 1, 2018 aspecting Saturn, Venus and Neptune, inspiring me to tweet:
On the following day, Uranus stationed direct in 24 degrees of Aries.  But on January 6, 2018, we have another major aspect occurring.  Mars in Scorpio will conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio in 17 degrees of Scorpio. I know that it dates me, but I can’t help but think of the lyrics in that old song from the musical Hair in the 1960’s:

“When the moon is in the 7th house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars.”

I know that everyone is trying to be optimistic about 2018 and hoping for peace, especially when the United States has a president who seems to be bringing us closer to war with every tweet.  So I am making a conscious decision to have more faith in 2018.  It doesn’t hurt that this aspect conjuncts my Scorpio sun in the 2nd house beneficially affecting my values and hopefully my finances.

Jupiter conjunct Mars in Scorpio fosters energy, initiative, courage, and increased optimism.  With this aspect we are much more willing to take a chance on pursuing our goals.  It will be a great day to make changes.  And since Scorpio is the sign associated with sex, it could be a very sexy time or more sexual scandals could be revealed.  Jupiter conjunct Mars has enormous potential to set us free with the truth.  Mars is very comfortable and is a co-ruler, along with Pluto, of Scorpio.

Mercury in 23 degrees of Sagittarius is also forming a trine to newly direct Uranus in 24 degrees of Aries on the same day.  This aspect can certainly help us blast through whatever roadblocks that have been holding us back and move forward on our path to enlightenment. Uranus craves change and Mercury is more than willing to give us more insight on how to implement that change.

On January 8, 2018, Mars in Scorpio is also forming a very favorable sextile to Pluto in 18 degrees of Capricorn.  This is an incredibly empowering aspect.  Scorpio’s ruling planets are working together to support and coax the energy of these two planets.  We literally have a green light to act on transforming our lives.  So bring on whatever changes you are seeking to make.  We also have Venus in 17 degrees of Capricorn sextiling Jupiter in 18 degrees of Scorpio on January 8, 2018.which is yet another source of support for making our dreams come true and achieving real progress if we are willing to make some effort.

It gets even better on January 9, 2018 when the sun in 18 degrees of Capricorn conjuncts Venus in 18 degrees of Capricorn and they both conjunct Pluto in 19 degrees of Capricorn.  What a powerhouse lineup!  This aspect can have an intense and transformative effect on personal and business relationships by urging us to transform the negative into positive through love.

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.

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For my clients who can’t fit Friday into their schedule for a treatment or have difficulty traveling, I have also recently begun doing distance Reiki sessions for them.  I have a conversation with them about what they hope to achieve from a session, we set up a time for the session to take place when they will be in a state to receive healing energy and I follow up with a telephone conversation to discuss their experience and my perception of their blockages.  I have also incorporated a new technique with my distance Reiki treatments since I don’t always have a photo of my client.  I use a teddy bear so that I can scan and focus the healing energy where it is needed. If this appeals to you, please feel free to contact me by email at or call me at 617-304-2205.  I am also offering Reiki treatments in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline on Sunday afternoons.

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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:

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