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Friday, September 7, 2018

A Day to Remember with a New Moon in Virgo and Venus Enters Scorpio

Save the date of September 9, 2018 because we have two major astrological events occurring on that day.  At 5:25 a.m. Venus enters Scorpio for an extended stay because it will be stationing retrograde on October 5, 2018 in 10 degrees of Scorpio, sliding back into Libra on October 31, 2018 for a Halloween treat and re-entering Scorpio on December 2, 2018, where it remain until January 17, 2019.  And at 2:01 p.m. on September 9, 2018, we have a new moon in 17 degrees of Virgo.

The new moon in Virgo features a very emphasis on earth energy.  In addition to the sun and moon in Virgo, we have Mars and Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus and Mercury in Virgo.  Mercury entered Virgo on September 5, 2018, inspiring me to tweet:
Everyone knows that a new moon is an ideal time to set new intentions.  With a new moon in Virgo, the focus will undoubtedly be on setting new intentions for health, healing and trying to protect our planet earth.  Chiron in 0 degrees of Aries squaring Saturn in 2 degrees of Capricorn has the potential to shift the focus to alternative forms of healing. A new moon in Virgo also facilitates releasing negative thinking.

Pluto in 18 degrees of Capricorn is trining this new moon in 17 degrees of Virgo, which adds to the sense of empowerment.  Two days before the new moon, we have a Grand Trine in Earth involving Mercury in 2 degrees of Virgo, Saturn in 2 degrees of Capricorn and Uranus in 2 degrees of Taurus.  This is perfect energy for grounding, stabilizing and manifesting our goals.  It sets the stage for the empowering theme of this new moon in Virgo.

There are many positive themes involved in this Virgo new moon.  They include putting an end to procrastination, attending to details, an ability to review and analyze, problem solving and enhances organizational skills.  Our self-discipline is at an all-time high and we should be motivated to engage in self-care.  The only downsides with a Virgo new moon are tendencies towards perfectionism and to be critical and compulsive.  Be mindful of these potential pitfalls and we should have a very positive experience with the new moon.

In addition to the heavy earth planet emphasis, we also have a focus on water planets with Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Scorpio adding to the mix of this new moon.  Both the sun and moon in Virgo will be opposing Neptune in Pisces, which could create a desire to escape life’s problems, but a more constructive use of this energy is to focus on creative or spiritual endeavors.  But the sun and moon in Virgo are sextiling Jupiter in Scorpio, which can help us to ground the benefits of the ongoing Jupiter Neptune trine.  Jupiter in Scorpio sets the stage for deep emotional responses, while Neptune in Pisces helps us access a higher aspect of ourselves so that we can transcend the drama and act from a place of light and compassion.

The extended transit of Venus in Scorpio will force us to go beyond the surface in relationships.  It will be a time when we crave meaningful and intense relationships.  Venus in Scorpio is definitely not a frivolous, lightweight sign, as I can personally attest.  I have a natal Venus in Scorpio retrograde.  I will be covering the Venus retrograde transit in a later post, but I can give you a heads up that Venus in Scorpio will trigger money concerns, power struggles and issues of jealousy and obsession.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including this summer’s eclipses, 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. I even offer the option of tarot readings. 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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