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Friday, January 11, 2019

The Window Between Eclipses Features a Sun Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn and a Jupiter Neptune Square

We are now officially in the window between the first round of the 2019 eclipses.  The next eclipse is a lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019 in 0 degrees of Leo. We experienced the first solar eclipse on January 5, 2019 when I tweeted:
This is definitely pretty heavy energy and Capricorn is living up to its reputation as the harsh taskmaster.  It’s certainly not the lightest of times.  I had a good laugh on Monday when I read astrologer Penny Thornton’s comments on her website  She said:  “I don’t know what each and everyone of you are experiencing as we enter the second week of January, but you’ll be an exception to the rule if you’re having a whale of a time.  With the Sun hooked up to Pluto and Saturn to Mercury this is a tough astro-scape by anyone’s standards.”

Penny Thornton updates her site on Monday and if you don’t already read it, I highly recommend it. Her comments for this week not only gave me a good laugh but helped to put things in perspective for me.  And I didn’t feel quite so overwhelmed with the sense of responsibility and emotional angst that this eclipse triggered.

But getting back to the matters at hand, which is what all of this Capricorn energy is about—taking care of business.  On January 11, 2019, the Sun and Pluto have their annual hookup or conjunction in 20 degrees of Capricorn.  The Sun represents our ego, identity and individuality while Pluto represents transformation through destruction and reconstruction.  Obviously we are going to have some breakthroughs about the deeper truths of our existence.  When the Sun and Pluto are conjunct more can be revealed about what has been hidden in terms of the unconscious sources of our disempowerment.  Hopefully this awareness of our patterns will provide us with the determination we need to purge what is no longer serving our highest good and transform our lives.  So don’t be afraid to delve deeply into your unconscious on January 11th.  And it wouldn’t hurt to look at where 20 degrees of Capricorn falls in your chart.  It’s happening in my 4th house of home, family and beginnings and endings in life.

On the following day, January 12th, Mercury and Saturn are conjunct in 12 degrees of Capricorn.  The fun never ends, does it?  Okay, it has that somber Capricorn vibe, but there is a positive side to this conjunction.  Mercury conjunct Saturn in Capricorn can be a good time to focus on what we need to be doing and accomplishing our goals.  There is a great deal of strength in this aspect that we need to tap into.  It may be the weekend, but try to get rid of any distractions.

Jupiter in Sagittarius is squaring Neptune in Pisces for the first of three exact squares in 2019 on January 13, 2019 in 14 degrees of their respective signs.  Jupiter will amplify the spiritual energy of Neptune.   But we may experience some misplaced optimism and struggle with our expectations and dreams as our faith is tested.  This test of faith could manifest in an embarrassing loss or disappointment. I would also caution everyone to be very careful in love, gambling, drugs and get rich quick schemes as illusions are going to be stripped away.  There could be a tendency to act arrogantly and feel overconfident as if you could get away with anything and not get caught.  But, trust me, you will get caught. This aspect could place a strain on relationships, especially if you have been over idealizing your partner.  And if you have any personal planets like your sun, moon, or ascendant around 14 degrees in the mutable signs of Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius, you will feel this aspect big-time.  My moon is in 14 degrees of Gemini, so it looks like I am definitely in the line of fire.

This first of the Jupiter Neptune squares may present us with a problem that challenges our beliefs.  The second of the Jupiter Neptune squares occurs on June 16, 2019 in 18 degrees of Sagittarius and Pisces.  Jupiter will be retrograde then and Neptune will be direct.  But the second square may actually provide us with an alternative solution to the problem.  By the time the third and final square rolls around on September 21, 2019, Jupiter will be direct and Neptune will be retrograde in 17 degrees of their signs.  If the third time is the charm, we will be experiencing a profound change and be able to integrate a new approach to what Jupiter and Neptune mean to us.  Here’s hoping that we get this right.

 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.  In the spirit of utilizing the energy of the January 5th solar eclipse in my 3rd house, I am starting to use FaceTime for my readings and have installed the Google Duo app on my phone for the benefit of my Android clients. So if you want to see me in addition to talking to me, I am giving you the choice to do so. 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:

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 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 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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