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Friday, February 1, 2019

February Starts with a Bang as Mars Squares Pluto and a New Moon in Aquarius

The month of January 2019 ended on a much calmer note than when it began with an inspiring Saturn Neptune sextile on January 31st and a Sagittarius moon that trined both Mars and Uranus in Aries while also conjuncting Venus in Sagittarius.  On that day I tweeted:

But the month of February is starting on a very volatile note with a challenging square from Mars in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn.  Both planets are in 21 degrees of their respective signs.  Mars rules Aries, so this aspect will be very strong. And both Mars and Pluto are in cardinal signs, so it’s bound to be restless energy that is inclined to stir the pot.  Tempers could very well flare as we are feeling those assertion oats. The theme of this aspect pertains to obstacles to the fulfillment of our dreams and these obstacles will tend to manifest in the form of controlling measures exerted by authority figures.  Conflicts and power struggles will reach a crisis point.  Don’t expect to get through this day without a little frustration.  There could also be some exhibitions of aggression and brutality.  Mars and Pluto are not exactly lightweights and when they are in a challenging aspect, things can get rough.  Of course, with the high octane energy of this aspect, there is also the potential to channel it constructively by tapping into our willpower, focus and drive.  These qualities will be heightened with this aspect.  As for myself, I will have Mars in my 7th house and Pluto in my 4th house, so I am gearing myself up for an intense day.

But we have some astrological blessings to be grateful for as well.  All of the planets are direct until March 5, 2019 when Mercury stations retrograde, so we do have a green light for launching new endeavors.  And on February 3, 2019 Venus enters Capricorn until March 1, 2019.  Venus is leaving the freewheeling sign of Sagittarius and its transit of Capricorn will provide a more stabilizing influence for any changes in relationships that were triggered by Venus Uranus trine on February 2, 2019.  This aspect featured Venus in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries, both in 28 degrees of their respective signs.  Uranus is concluding its transit in Aries and will re-enter Taurus on March 6, 2019 for seven years.

On February 4, 2019 we have a new moon in 15 degrees of Aquarius.  This new moon occurs in the same degree of the Aquarius lunar eclipse of August 7, 2017, so you might find it helpful to reflect on what was happening in your life back then.  There could be connections to new phases in your life tracing back to that time period.

New moons are all about new beginnings and since this one is ruled by Uranus, the energy will be original, motivated to improve society and very future oriented.  We should be feeling more independent and inventive.  Feel free to stretch out of your comfort zone as you set new intentions.  And don’t be afraid to use this opportunity to seek out new friends or join some new groups.  It’s a great time to find your tribe with a new moon in Aquarius.

This new moon in Aquarius could also manifest as social unrest because Mars and Uranus in Aries will be squaring Pluto in Capricorn.  The silver lining of this new moon in Aquarius is that the sun, moon and Mercury in Aquarius are forming a supportive sextile to Jupiter in 18 degrees of Sagittarius.  This aspect holds the potential for luck good news, optimism and a feeling of generosity.  In short, it’s a real feel good vibe.  It will be conjunct my natal Mars, so I have no doubt that it will be energizing me.

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 option 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.

Since I love to talk astrology and believe in making it more available to everyone, I am now offering pay by the minute astrology readings through Click 4Advisor.  Check it out at:

This might be the perfect way for you to get a taste of what astrology can do for you in terms of providing insight into your life during these challenging time.  Obviously the 15 and 30 minute readings are the best deal, but you might be surprised by how much you learn in 10 minutes or less from a brief glance at your chart.  If I am not available you can always request a callback and I will respond quickly.

My site also offers the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at:

A contribution in any amount is deeply appreciated as gratitude is a daily part of my spiritual practice.

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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