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Friday, February 8, 2019

Mercury Enters Pisces and Mars Moves into Venus Ruled Taurus for Valentine's Day

Well, we are coming off the high of a very energizing new moon that occurred on February 4, 2019, inspiring me to tweet:
But there are more changes coming this week when both Mercury and Mars change signs.  Mercury enters the sign of Pisces on February 10, 2019 and it will spend quite a while there because Mercury will be in its first retrograde period of 2019 starting on March 5, 2019 when it stations retrograde in 29 degrees of Pisces.  It stations direct on March 28, 2019 in 16 degrees of Pisces and doesn’t leave the sign of Pisces until April 17, 2019.

Mercury in Pisces for an extended stay will have a tendency to soften communications, increase our sense of compassion and heighten our creativity.  Our dreams could be especially vivid during this transit as well because our intuitive powers will be stronger.  It favors deep meditations, especially during the retrograde phase.  But we will need to be mindful of the tendency to crave escapism.  Too much partying can be counterproductive but we may need to indulge in a little escapist entertainment.  And those of us who are empaths may find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and in need of a little grounding with our meditations.

Mars has been in the sign of Aries since December 31, 2018 but it is getting ready to leave its ruling sign on February 14, 2019.  But it will go out with the proverbial bang on February 13, 2019 when it conjuncts Uranus in 29 degrees of Aries.  And let’s not forget that Uranus is preparing to leave Aries as well to re-enter Taurus on March 6, 2019 for seven years.  Ironically, that day is also a new moon in Pisces.

How will a Mars Uranus conjunction in Aries play out?  This is very erratic cardinal energy that will manifest as a strong urge to break free of whatever limitations we are facing in our lives. We will literally be coming to terms with some part of our identity that needs to change.  Patience will be in short supply and there will be a tendency to act impulsively.  Acting out is a given with these two powerhouse planets in the cardinal sign of Aries.  And the fact that this conjunction occurs in 29 degrees indicates some sense of closure but it won’t happen quietly in the sign of Aries, which is renowned for its aggressive nature.

But on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019, Mars will enter the Venus ruled sign of Taurus and it will stay there until March 31, 2019.  Mars is not especially strong in Taurus, but it will bring a romantic tone to Valentine’s Day.  Mars in Taurus is fixed earth, which means that love and finances will take on a more committed, slow moving approach. Mars in Taurus has infinitely much more patience than Mars in Aries and is marked by its ability to have the staying power, determination and tenacity to work slowly to achieve long-lasting results. Okay, it will be stubborn, but it won’t be flighty or fly off the handle.  When Mars is transiting Taurus, we will be able to act in a more measured fashion and feel as though we are in it for the long haul.  Mars in Taurus may actually help ground us during the extended transit of Mercury in Pisces, which is mutable water.  And that may be a very good thing for those of us who are empaths.

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. You also might want to consider purchasing a Composite Couples reading for Valentine’s Day.

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.

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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:

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

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