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Friday, May 4, 2018

Taurus Season is in Full Bloom

May is officially here and it finally appears that spring has sprung, so I think that we can safely say it is time to celebrate the season of Taurus until May 20th.  We still have an upcoming new moon in Taurus on May 15, 2018 and Uranus enters the sign of Taurus on the same day, but more on that later.

The sun in Taurus is a time of plants taking root and it also indicates that we have the strength and tenacity to follow through on projects that we may have started in a half-cocked fashion while the sun was in Aries.  Yes, it can be a time of hard work, but it also a perfect time to delight in the senses and indulge in sensual pleasures because Taurus is ruled by Venus.  The theme of hard work was apparent in the recent full moon in Scorpio on April 29, 2018, when I tweeted:
The sun in Taurus is also an excellent opportunity to do what you need to do make yourself happy.  Sometimes that means saying no and setting some boundaries in relationships. We just need to be mindful not to be too possessive or stubborn because after all, the bull is the symbol for Taurus. While there are no major astrological events until the new moon and Uranus briefly entering Taurus on May 15th, there are some interesting aspects coming up.  On May 5, 2018, there is a very productive trine between the moon in Capricorn and the Taurus sun.  This energy can be very grounding, but that Capricorn moon is very busy this weekend.  It also squares Mercury in Aries on May 5th, which can result in some blunt, harsh communications.  And it conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn, which can unearth some deep rooted emotions, obsessions and compulsive behaviors.  Adding to the mix on that day is the fact Mercury in Aries is inconjunct Jupiter in Scorpio, which can definitely lend a tone of irritability to our weekend. On May 6. 2018, that Capricorn moon conjuncts Mars in Capricorn and squares off with Uranus in Aries.  Don’t be surprised if there are sudden angry outbursts.  Tempers could flare that day.

On May 7, 2018, Mercury in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn.  If you have any planets around 20 degrees in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, you will feel the effects of this aspect big time.  This could play out as secretive communications and some downright manipulative behavior.  Venus in Gemini is also squaring Neptune in Pisces that day, which fuels the themes of deceit and illusions in relationships and financial matters.  Venus in Gemini is conjunct my moon on that day and Neptune is squaring it, so I am not exactly anticipating a day of total clarity in relationships or finances.

The sun in Taurus is opposing Jupiter in Scorpio on May 8, 2018 in 18 degrees of the respective signs.  This aspect occurs once a year and this year anyone with planets around 18 degrees of the fixed signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio will feel it the most. I am a member of that club, with my sun in 19 degrees of Scorpio.  The big life force energy of the sun is in direct opposition to the bigger, expansive energy of Jupiter as we may find ourselves trying to pull off something really big in terms of achieving our goals.  The thing about Jupiter is that since it loves to do things in a very big way, we may have to watch out for over-enthusiasm, pride, ego blindsiding us and over the top behavior.  It has the potential for overkill on a grand scale.

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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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:

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