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Friday, December 21, 2018

The Sun Enters Capricorn for the Winter Solstice and a Full Moon in Cancer

The sun will enter the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn on December 21, 2018 at 5:23 p.m. on the east coast of the United States and this marks the official start of winter, or the Winter Solstice.  The sun appears to be standing still and this day will be the shortest day and longest night of the year.  The sun in Capricorn has a very different vibe from the sun in Sagittarius.  When the sun is transiting Capricorn, it is time to get more serious, set boundaries, make a business plan and take care of your teeth and bones because Capricorn is ruled by Saturn.

We do have some pretty sweet astrological aspects on December 21st to help us deal with the lack of sunlight.  Venus in 13 degrees of Scorpio is trining Neptune in 13 degrees of Pisces and this adds themes of love and harmony to the day.  It also favors healing and releasing darker emotions so that we can experience more emotional and spiritual intimacy.

Mars in Pisces has been a key player in activating the healing theme that has been prevalent and will continue through the end of 2018.  On December 17, 2018 Mars in Pisces was sextiling Pluto in Capricorn, inspiring me to tweet:
Mars in Pisces has also been involved in a conjunction to Neptune in Pisces for much of December.  This aspect can play out in a myriad of ways: if we take the high road, we can direct our energy into a more spiritual practice and act with more compassion. But the darker side of a Mars Neptune conjunction can also manifest in more scandals and secrets coming out.

Mercury and Jupiter are conjunct in 9 degrees of Sagittarius on December 21, 2018.  If nothing else, this aspect should give you a boost of holiday spirit because Jupiter literally is the Santa Claus of planets, magnifying anything it touches.  It has a very inspirational vibration and can be overly optimistic.  It can lead to overindulging or a tone of self-righteousness, but overall it is a delightful aspect to be occurring during the holiday season.

On December 22, 2018, we have a powerful full moon in 0 degrees of Cancer.  This full moon will pack an emotional punch because, let’s face, it, the moon is in its own sign of Cancer and there is bound to be a great deal of emotional sensitivity, strong emotions, moodiness, and sentimentality accompanied by a need for security.  Feelings will come to a head and there could be widespread global implications as well.  The theme of nurturing others is highlighted, especially with the north node currently in Cancer.  And Mars is also conjunct Chiron in Pisces, which further fuels the theme of healing others that has been pervasive during the month of December.  It’s certainly an ideal way to end 2018, which has been a pretty turbulent year for many people.

There is also a great deal of  cardinal planetary energy involved in this full moon.  In addition to the sun, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, the moon is in Cancer and Uranus is in Aries.  With a preponderance of planets in cardinal signs, this is a perfect time to initiate things.  Get moving and strike while the iron is hot to implement any plans you have been considering.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and pass on some good astrological tidings about Christmas Day.  The moon will be in Leo on Christmas, having entered Leo on December 24, 2018 at 11:59 a.m. on the east coast of the United States. It will be trining Jupiter in Sagittarius on Christmas Day, adding happiness, jolliness and good will to the holiday spirit. How much more Santa Claus can you get!  If you experienced any kind of emotional storminess during the Cancer full moon, the effects should have dissipated by Christmas Day.  The Leo moon is also trining Mercury in Sagittarius, which augurs well for smooth and harmonious communications

If you are curious as to how all of these planetary changes will be affecting you, please consider getting an astrological reading.  I am now offering short telephone astrology consultations for 15 minutes or 30 minutes which are available for purchase on the Services Offered page of my site. These are extremely affordable at the cost of $25 or $35 and would make a great holiday gift. An astrology reading is a very thoughtful gift for a loved one. If you feel the need to give yourself a gift during this holiday season, please consider an astrological reading as an act of self-care that can provide some clarity in your life during these confusing times.  I even offer the option of tarot readings. There is something for everyone and my menu of services can accommodate any budget.

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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.

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 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:

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