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Your December 2018 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

December 2018 Astrology Trends

Continuing influences…

 November 1-December 2 (exact November 3 and November 28) Venus (Retrograde then Direct) quincunx Retrograde Chiron in Pisces. Venus probably wants a big party for Thanksgiving and a new dress or at least a new table cloth and to invite friends… because… Libra! Chiron is asking us to look at our original psychic wounds as far back as birth and past lives because… Pisces! Probably with a quincunx adjustment occurring, there will be deprivation issues to contend with, such as abandonment or monetary issues. Oh well, make it a jug band Thanksgiving! (Did you ever ready the children’s book, “Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas?”)

November 7–December 2 (exact December 1) Venus in Libra (Retrograde then Direct) oppose Retrograde Uranus in Aries. Along with Uranus’s move from Taurus into Aries, Venus is in opposition. Venus is ruled by Taurus and Libra, so this is poignant to be in a stressful opposition relationship to Uranus, the planet of upheaval. Venus is the planet of beauty, harmony, and peace. Uranus is a planet of radical change and is entering into one of the signs that has been known to symbolize war. It’s as if the two are in peace negotiations with one another. Venus is in her ascendency, however, so as she moves into direct motion and makes this aspect for the second time it appears she may be able to tame the weird and wild impulses caused by Uranus events. In general, the energy is one of impulse, initiative and spontaneity being balanced with harmony and social grace.

November 16–December 2 (exact December 1) Venus in Libra square North Node in Cancer. Rather than shopping therapy, why not have a good cry? Those emotions won’t look as good in the things you buy as they will feel if you get down to the root cause of what’s behind the pain. It’s probably something from the past or something someone said that’s triggered you and was painful.

November 21-December 2 (exact November 27) Mars in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn. As a balm to the Mars in Pisces fatigue, here comes a beautiful aspect between Mars and Saturn to say: stick to your systems, friend! Stay on course with your routines of health, food plan, positive psychological practices, and spiritual supports so you can make it a good day each day! Saturn in Capricorn can be a big support to us during late November and December. This is also a time to observe limits in things such as finances and keep fantastic boundaries around our personal and emotional space. Saturn has taught us well the past few years.

November 24- December 12 (exact December 3) Sun in Sagittarius square Mars in Pisces. Also portends some fatigue. The Sun wants to move on to something new and Mars wants to finish up something old. Jupiter is also in the mix, along with Mercury retrograde, so Pisces mars is throwing a little bit of cold water on the Sagittarius fire and slowing things down. That’s okay; simply being aware that going slower is an option is half the battle! Since Sagittarius can miss so many details, it’s likely a blessing in disguise.

December Planetary Influences…

December 1 Retrograde Mercury enters Scorpio. Mercury intensifies communication, asking us to look underneath the surface, as it forms a GRAND WATER TRINE with the North Node and Uranus that all the personal planets will as they move through the final degrees of Scorpio. Mercury, however, is doing this repeatedly in this retrograde period. This means you can feel you have a “cooling off period” during Mercury retrograde when things flow easier, if you can tap into the higher-vibe grand water trine energy, and also it can mean you can feel a little suspicion or paranoia, if you are feeling the lower energies of Scorpio at play. Maybe a little of both will occur. When Mercury leaves Sagittarius to move back into he sign of Scorpio, any effects or consequences that seem out of proportion to the causes or mistakes that are associated with them should ease, however. This is the result of Mercury moving away from Sagittarius and from conjunction with Jupiter.

December 2 – Venus moves into Scorpio. Venus possibly goes on the prowl in Scorpio. Gosh, I guess we can explore our most powerful desires, and desires for empowerment. Venus in Scorpio heightens the intensity in relationships instead of the harmony. We may begin to look at how others use what they have got, and how we can become alchemists in the culture around us.

Grand water trine

December 1-13 (exact December 2 and December 11) Retrograde Mercury in Scorpio trine North Node in Cancer. Mercury stations and turns direct December 6. This trine lasts double the usual amount of time, as Mercury ends its retrograde, stops, and resumes its forward motion. The first half of December thus becomes a wonderful time to review and then begin to act in a deeply mindful and transformative way, based upon our best understanding of our life’s calling. This looks like it connects to past and present family, based upon the signs of Scorpio and Cancer being involved, and it looks to be acts of the heart, such as small or large kindnesses being extended. It’s possible to allow these two weeks to pass by with nothing occurring, so you need to take advantage of these positive aspects and utilize them consciously.

December 1-13 (exact December 4 and December 9) Retrograde Mercury trine Retrograde Chiron in Pisces. Chiron also stations and turns direct December 8. When you understand that forgiveness helps you more than it helps the one you feel harmed you, you’re going to be well on your way to integrating the things you need to for Chiron in Pisces and Mercury in Scorpio to feel they have bestowed their blessings upon you. Or you can let them pass through the heavens silently. They will patiently wait as long as you need for them to wait. It would be nice for you to listen and allow them to heal your heart this early December season. Or maybe you are the one who needs to be forgiven. Grace is available for all of us.

December 1-13 (exact December 2 and December 9) Retrograde Mercury quincunx Retrograde Uranus in Aries. This is a time when it may be difficult to find words or a way to communicate the inner fire or the higher thoughts that are coming through so quickly that they’re hard to organize coherently. There’s a lot of intuitive inspiration; it’s just hard to explain the depth of it all. It can feel like so many original ideas. Staying grounded can be an overwhelming feeling. It can feel like you don’t want to miss anything, too.

December 2-9 (exact December 5) Sun in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces. Now that Neptune is moving in a direct manner, a square aspect to the Sun can cause difficulty in self-expression and a tempering of our egos for a few days. If you feel out of sorts or a depressed system, try to rest and pick up dream messages to figure out what is going on.

December 2-14 (exact December 7) Mars in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces. Pisces is Inspiration, art, spirituality, integration, the ending of something major, sleep and rest, and dreaming. Pisces is one of the receivers—so make sure to make time to rest and dream and feel free to be creative during these days. Letting go and not planning too much would probably be a good idea. Act by not acting, and a lot of Zen or Taoist principles might be put into play while Mars is in Pisces—and in conjunction with Pisces-ruled Neptune—add about 20 leagues to that. In its lower expression, Mars and Neptune in Pisces would have you battle or indulge in addictions, lose your mind, experience depression, or overcompensate with its polar opposite—Virgo themes (too much over work, service, control, and organization)! It’s let go and let God time.

New Moon December 7 in Sagittarius. The Sagittarius New Moon is generally a time when we feel the urge for an adventure, and with Jupiter also in Sagittarius, our urge to take off may be even greater. On the same day, Mercury is stopping to turn direct in Scorpio (while in trine to Chiron in Pisces), so our mind may be telling us that although our heart wishes to go afar, the better trip to take is deep within. In fact, with the Sun and Moon square to Mars and Neptune in Pisces, it appears that may be exactly the destination that is most preferred. The universal space within, the one consciousness, is accessible to us all at this time, even if there’s a little bit of a rough ride to get there. To achieve transcendence we may need to forgive, find a peaceful solitude, or take charge of our own energy in some way to expand our understanding of spiritual maturity. This New Moon can bring a catharsis.

December 8 Chiron turns direct at 27/28 degrees Pisces. Chiron retrograde shows us our wounds, and when it stations and turns direct it shows us how we will recover. Sometimes these wounds are physical; sometimes non-physical. The broken places that we have been limping around with may have opportunities to become whole again. 28 degrees Pisces is associated with the phalanges of left foot, so if there is something going on in the left side of your body, especially your foot—consult a doctor between now and February, 2020. These are times when those with Chiron returns can be made whole again (I am one of them and am planning for left hip replacement). The Sabian Symbol is: A fertile garden under the full moon. This is a particularly nice Sabian symbol. Thinking of the seeds we have planted, this means we’re growing our garden and it is being well-tended and managed. Nature is doing its job and we are meeting our responsibilities. All is well.

December 11-21 (exact December 16) Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn. This transit is about true and serious love and partnerships. Long-term commitments are denoted, especially under the signs Scorpio and Capricorn. This is a time for commitments, successful marriages, meeting people who would make great business and marriage partners, practical and common-sense decisions, and investments of high quality.

December 12-23 (exact December 17) Mars in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn. In spite of yourself, you will likely be getting a lot done, built, determined during mid-December. The energy around you will carry you forward and you will avoid procrastinating as the world regulates you. People will likely be strongly attracted to you and you’ll feel intuitive and able to put the right pieces of the puzzle together. Trust your drive to get things done.

December 17- Venus moves out of Shadow area and past 10 degrees Scorpio. You can finally buy things! You can trust when you feel the impulse toward new relationships! The Venus retrograde is absolutely ended as Venus surges forth into new territory and into new waters. Erratic actions and relational dysregulation should ease and instead your instincts should return with Scorpio’s sense of deep understanding of those around them. We start to “get” each other better.

December 17-24 (exact December 21) Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces. Here is another sign of harmonious relationships as the lower and higher octaves of love sing in tune. Venus is earthly relationships and Neptune is heavenly relationships, so for them to be in a trine, or favorable, aspect, means we can relax and enjoy an environment of easy interaction leading up to Christmas Eve.

December 16-22 (exact December 20) Sun in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces. Highlighted and activated are the issues of the tension within us caused by the things that have happened or are happening to us because people are missing details and sweeping things under the rug. Alternatively, we may be the one in denial of something or not seeing something of which we are unaware.

December 17-22 (exact December 20) Sun in Sagittarius Trine Uranus in Aries. This is a time when scientific breakthroughs can progress and when you may feel like trying something new. Follow the confidence you feel and enjoy new adventures and inventions.

December 18-24 (exact December 21) Mercury in Sagittarius conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius. Your ability to comprehend things expands and you can use this period of time to broaden or try on new perspectives or encounter some great teachers. It may feel like things are speeding up, intellectually speaking. Try to still attend to details if you can.

December 22 Sun Enters Capricorn. This is the time to set your intentions for the next year. What would you like to structure and build? What are your goals? Capricorn energy loves a project. With Saturn at home in Capricorn this year, it’s a great time to think of what wisdom you have gained in your life thus far and take stock of your values, priorities, and what matters to you. This is a good year for resolutions—not for the new year, but for the new you—overall.

Full Moon, December 22 10:49 am. December 22 is a Saturday, so this Full Moon would be the perfect opportunity for an early holiday ritual or celebration to honor the winter. Find a way to incorporate the Capricorn and Saturn themes of wisdom, teaching, building, earth-energy, and the Cancer themes of emotion, family, mother, water-energy and instinct. Snow might be an appropriate symbol to combine water and earth. A historical theme used to kick off planning for the future (vision boards for the family? Talking about what values are important to each person?) could be an interesting Full Moon or Saturday get-together. You can have olde-time pictures for people to choose from that represents concepts that are most important to them and have them place their picture on a collage that represents values. This can combine wisdom (Saturn) with family (Cancer). It’s a Full Moon ritual for an individual, chosen family, or biological family.

December 23-26 (exact December 24) Mercury in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces. Feeling like we are whole may be difficult when there is so much on our minds. Mercury in Sagittarius may stir up a lot of big desires to make grand gestures—suffice it to say—that is not likely in the cards. Try to keep an eye on the small things that make a difference, too.

December 25-31 (exact December 28) Venus in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn. Such depth of feeling and appreciation in the air is wonderful during a time of giving and receiving. Also adds a romantic energy to the world around us. Love and attachment.

December 24-31 (Exact December 28) Mars in Pisces trine North Node in Cancer. This is about understanding the desires of our dharma vs. the desires of our ego. The relationship may become clear to us now, and we can easily see our path forward and wrap up the year with some wisdom about how we fit into the family of things and what our soul’s development is asking of us prior to Mars moving into Aries.

December 23-31 (exact December 29) Mars in Pisces conjunct Chiron in Pisces. Where does it hurt? There’s a place we can’t move on from but this is Pisces—where something is ending in preparation for Mars moving into Aries. It likely feels right now like it will never end, but we’re in the frustrating part of the end of a cycle of Mars. At this point, there may be confusion or depression as Mars is conjunct Chiron. We also might be aware that something is painful. This works together with the North Node aspect to help us release and understand our past mistakes, ego trips, the things we identify with that we no longer need, and the things that are no longer things we need to be attached to. Some of our desires are ready to leave us. Instead of being at ware with our limitations, and feeling the exhaustion and emptiness of holding onto old ways of being… It’s friendlier to accept ourselves and move on.

December 24-March 24 (exact January 31) Saturn in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces. Aww… Our responsibilities and our dreams are not quite meshing. Both these Planets are at home in their respective signs. Saturn is at home in Capricorn and Neptune is at home in Pisces. So each is strong right now! Our spiritual energy is pulling us to the east and our sense of being a grounded and rational person is pull us to the north. Our compass keeps twirling from one direction to the other for a few months while we try to steer a ship and see to the far shore. As we learn to honor both heaven and earth in the course of our days, by the end of this Spring, we should have built some daily practices that are pretty robust.

December 31, late evening in MST, Mars enters the Sign of Aries. Mars begins a whole new zodiac cycle as it moves into Aries. Acting from instinct will feel like the right thing to do. Exercise will be soothing. The body will feel energized, and you will lead with physical exertion. The warrior, the pioneer, and the inspirational leader will be the archetypes. No longer will you feel the need to put things off. Short term activities are fine to do when Mars is in Aries. With Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, along with other influences, these activities will enhance the long-term influences, so there’s not a lot of risk of missing any long-term goals at this juncture. It’s a shot in the arm of energy. Aries is the spark of a new fire for Mars’s actions and motivation.

December 28-6 (exact January 2, 2019) Sun in Capricorn conjunct Saturn in Capricorn. When the Sun meets Capricorn, there is a sense that things are very serious in the world. There can be a test of morality, readiness, integrity, and structural integrity (this can actually be your house and daily routines).

December 23-January 31 (exact January 13) Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces. Make sure you live within limits because Jupiter has you overly-optimistic when Neptune can have you living in a dream world. This means keep your spending in check. Keep your eating and decisions in check. Stay away from drugs and alcohol. In general, practice self-regulation and focus. While you’re at it—don’t work too much, either! 

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Nourishing Recommendations

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Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP – in Albuquerque, NM

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Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your November 2018 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

November 2018 Astrology Trends

Continuing influences…

 October 23-31 T-Square in Fixed Signs at 0 degrees. Venus in Scorpio Opposing Uranus. Square to North Node in Leo.  This configuration is a conflagration of stressful aspects that will test your resolve prior to the North Node moving into Cancer. The questions destiny will be asking humans: what in your relationship history has empowered or disempowered you? What have you done with the resources you have been given to uplift others? What creative efforts have you put forth to manifest the ideas that have been given to you? How have you learned to be in the physical world gracefully? What does it truly mean to be a human being?

Individual Elements of T-Square:

August 13 to November 6 (nearly exact October 10 and October 30-November 6) Uranus in Taurus square the North Node in Leo. These are fixed signs, and part of larger aspect patterns (T-square and grand cross patterns). I wouldn’t be expecting people to budge, and you may be surprised by the stubbornness you see around you during these times. Some people may be fixated on being crowned King or Queen (the Leo influence)—and they may be willing to do very unexpected things to get there. On the higher path, it is time to embody values that are more sustainable and earth-centered. Spend this time spiritually connecting to the earth and loving the planet. This can manifest in many ways—and with Uranus in the mix, how can we pretend to predict? In the past, Uranus (ruling the nervous system of both humans and the planet) has brought earthquakes and seismic activity. In social structures, Uranus in Taurus brought global fascism to the forefront in 1935-1942. However, on a personal level, Taurus is about what you value. Through the year 2026, the foundation of how we relate to our values and the planet is changing. Tension is denoted by a square aspect. The North Node in Leo can bring all of us to our personal crisis and our personal catharsis around our own values and ethics. I wouldn’t spend time trying to directly get others to agree with you, however, as each person will need to make their own decisions. Taurus is about embodiment—not conversation. The best way to convince others during these coming years is to clearly embody your personal values instead of speaking them. A human being and doing will be stronger than a human blathering and lying. Also, Taurus can tell the truth by how they feel in their stomach or gut. They’re very physical creatures. So, pay attention to when you feel queasy or uneasy, and make sure to rest enough to be in touch with your body. Slow down if you can and use body signals to guide you—not intellect or emotions or even the heavens. According to the stars, get grounded to get strong.

October 24-November 3 (exact October 30-31) Retrograde Venus in Scorpio square North Node in Leo. This is an opportunity to see the tension between how the desire to create a future that meets the vision of one individual can fail to accommodate a deep dive into the needs of relationships and truly meet the standards of what would be needed in partnership with others. It’s an opportunity to review what is meaningful about true desire and leadership.

October 24- November 3 (exact October 30-31) Retrograde Venus in Scorpio oppose Uranus in Taurus. When you receive a call from your long-lost ex-lover who wants to be reminded that there was a reason you’re no longer together… When you receive a strange, out of the blue offer to buy your house… When you suddenly need to redecorate your third bedroom into a place to hold Japanese tea ceremonies even though you were raised Lutheran… When you suddenly wish to try neon purple on your hair and feel inspired to try a modeling career in South America even though you live in France… It could be Venus opposing Uranus. Use vision boards instead of acting on these impulses. Please. And curb the spending.

(–end of individual t-square aspects–)

October 31, Afternoon, Venus Retrograde changes signs to move back into Libra. Venus now focuses upon the humanitarian ideal in partnerships. Libra is an air sign and Venus is at home in Libra. Venus uses its time in Libra to create peace on earth and equal rights. Venus says that every human has value and each partner in a relationship has equity. This is the year to dress up as the Notorious RBG if there ever was one. October 30-November 3 (Exact October 31)

Mercury in Sagittarius trine North Node in Leo. The North Node is getting ready for a big change into Cancer, and this aspect is all about change. Here’s an opportunity to take one last look at yourself before the focus changes to caring for others. It will be a favorable look. Truly take a pause to appreciate and love yourself. You are so loveable!

October 19-November 8 (exact November 1, 12:43 PM MST) Jupiter in Scorpio trine Retrograde Chiron in Pisces. We can acknowledge our mysterious fears/phobias, addictions, and obsessions even when we don’t fully understand them. There’s a final opportunity prior to Jupiter entering its own sign in November for us to delve deeply into the things that have been buried in our unconscious and have been expressing themselves in our behavior and in our group consciousness. One possibility is your encountering ways that help you heal—people or resources. We can look to our histories—past lives, built cultures, childhoods—and see beneath the surface to the roots of our taboos, unconscious desires, and those things that have been swept under the rug for too long. As we examine the shadow parts of ourselves and our partners, what attracts or repulses us? What does that symbolize for us? And, if we are a phoenix, burning in the fire at this moment, what parts of us do we want rising from the ashes when we are remade?

November Planetary Influences…

 November 1-December 2 (exact November 3 and November 28) Venus (Retrograde then Direct) quincunx Retrograde Chiron in Pisces. Venus probably wants a big party for Thanksgiving and a new dress or at least a new table cloth and to invite friends… because… Libra! Chiron is asking us to look at our original psychic wounds as far back as birth and past lives because… Pisces! Probably with a quincunx adjustment occurring, there will be deprivation issues to contend with, such as abandonment or monetary issues. Oh well, make it a jug band Thanksgiving! (Did you ever ready the children’s book, “Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas?”)

November 1-9 (exact November 6) Sun in Scorpio trine Retrograde Neptune in Pisces. This is a transcendent time when our personality and our spirituality are in alignment. Use this time period of high intuition to connect heart and spirit along with any psychic impressions you receive. Receiving is the name of the game, and loving kindness should abound and be plentiful. Tap into it for your highest happiness.

November 7 New Moon in Scorpio. This is a positively busy (and positive!) New Moon! Uranus moves back into Aries the same day. The Sun and Moon are in trine to Neptune to offer a tremendous transcendent spiritual boost. They are also in sextile aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, providing the element of transformation and manifestation. Chiron and Jupiter are in trine aspect as well (the final day prior to Jupiter moving into Sagittarius), giving an increased potential for healing activities. This is an excellent new moon for healing and prayers and rituals. It’s highly recommended you plan something around the element of water or water medicine healing for your New Moon celebrations.

November 7 Retrograde Uranus moves back into Aries. It returns to Taurus for good on March 6, 2019 after turning direct on January 6, 2019. When Uranus returns to Aries for a few months, our zeitgeist returns to the cult of the individual for a little while. We may feel impulses toward personal expression, be turning toward our personal devices and technologies, experience identity crises, and feel our attention span to be shortened compared to the time we’ve spent in the first few degrees of Uranus in Taurus. Things may feel sped up in our nervous systems and in the social world surrounding us. Radical decisions and changes are possible within Aries again. When Uranus moves into Taurus for good in January, change becomes a slow-moving and effort-driven process. Within Aries, change is fast and can be something that feels like a fire has swept through the place.

November 7–December 2 (exact December 1) Venus in Libra (Retrograde then Direct) oppose Retrograde Uranus in Aries. Along with Uranus’s move from Taurus into Aries, Venus is in opposition. Venus is ruled by Taurus and Libra, so this is poignant to be in a stressful opposition relationship to Uranus, the planet of upheaval. Venus is the planet of beauty, harmony, and peace. Uranus is a planet of radical change and is entering into one of the signs that has been known to symbolize war. It’s as if the two are in peace negotiations with one another. Venus is in her ascendency, however, so as she moves into direct motion and makes this aspect for the second time it appears she may be able to tame the weird and wild impulses caused by Uranus events. In general, the energy is one of impulse, initiative and spontaneity being balanced with harmony and social grace.

November 7- 8 (exact November 8) Jupiter in Scorpio quincunx Retrograde Uranus in Aries. Jupiter is expanding and exploring the depths of our emotional life while Uranus sets up situations that disrupt the status quo. This may require us to process our reactions and make unexpected adjustments. Avoid friends who seem to encourage or influence your less-than-stellar behavior, especially, during this time period. What may these behaviors be? Addictions, over-indulgence, emotional dysregulation, negativity, gossip, bullying behaviors, and others.

November 7-8 Mars in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio. Here’s a time where you might wish to dig in your heels and where the depth of emotions may seem endless. In a few days, your perspective may change and the fight-the-good-fight attitude that comes along with this aspect may drain. You may risk some physical and emotional exhaustion, so aim for some moderation. Physical exercise is a good outlet for processing your need to advocate as you consider your options.

November 8 Jupiter moves into Sagittarius. The Moon also conjuncts Jupiter as it moves signs, adding power to the shift. Jupiter moves into its home sign. Jupiter stays in a sign for 18 months to two years, so this is a significant shift. For this time, the following subjects will expand in our collective and group lives: adventure, philosophy, study, religions, and foreign cultures. Enthusiastic and inspirational teachers should emerge to broaden our cultural awareness and spiritual understanding. During the next two years, guard against recklessness, over-confidence and extravagance, but enjoy the confidence, generosity, and integrity.  The nice thing about the perspective of Sagittarius is that, while it is a broad perspective, it isn’t detached. It’s generally joyful while not being petty.

November 8-15 (exact November 9) Jupiter trine North Node in Leo. Benefits accrue now from a higher place, and your ability to express your strengths gets an enormous boost this month. That is, if you pay attention to yourself. The North Node, which in astrology rules our Dharma, is about to shift into Cancer (the sign of the family and which will bring out the Great Mother in all of us for a few years) so we have one last chance to focus on ourselves. Spend some time with our creative nature, on our hearts, which are like our inner hearths. Especially spend some time appreciating how much you have grown and how much courage you have embodied over the past year or year and a half. I bet you are really something! It is entirely appropriate to tell your stories if you haven’t already, or already started.

November 9-16 Mars in Aquarius square Jupiter in Sagittarius. The need to stand up for your beliefs remains, with Mars in Aquarius, and as Jupiter shifts to Sagittarius, your perspective may broaden to include a wider scope. It’s still a stress aspect, which can ultimately work in your favor as you work out a plan for how to proceed. The thing to watch for is to avoid impulse and to stay smart in your approaches. Choose your words and battles carefully.

November 10-23 Mercury in Sagittarius square Retrograde Neptune in Pisces.  Mercury (the mind) in Sagittarius wants to be honest and Neptune (the spirit) in Pisces may wish for a beautiful, transcendent world above all. This could set off some tension either internally or in relationships. Try not to deceive either yourself or anyone else. It just may be that communication is difficult to translate through these opposing wishes and both things are important. Take your time and keep the doors of communication open. Luckily, both Sagittarius and Pisces have an open mind! We will all get there.

November 8-14 (exact November 11) Sun in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn. What a great opportunity to illuminate the construction of our potential to fix something that is broken in our lives. From a bad habit or process to a material matter, use this time to make an improvement to yourself or your environment.

November 15 – Venus turns direct at 25 Degrees Libra. We start to move forward again in relationship and material matters. However, until December when Venus passes the post-retrograde shadow period it’s probably wise to hold of on purchases and fashion changes such as haircuts and makeovers. Relationship issues and impulses may still arise during this time frame. The inner ego may need balancing, so keep to a steady and humble attitude.

November 15, about 6 PM North Node moves into sign of Cancer. With the North Node moving into Cancer for the next 18 months or so, the focus of our collective Dharma is changing into the Divine Feminine. The North and South Nodes travel in unison across the zodiac wheel from one another, so while the North Node (Dharma) is in Cancer, the South Node (Karma) will be in Capricorn. We will Shift from the Leo/Aquarius sense that we need to express ourselves and create a drama based upon humanitarian and revolutionary themes to a very different sense.

The past is denoted by earth-sign Capricornian themes—government or nation, structures and systems, working hard, material wealth on a national level, scaffolding, building, construction, perfection, and ambition. The future is denoted by water-sign Cancer—the mother, the family, domestic life, nurturing, emotion, fertility, sensitivity, security, the subconscious, change, intuition, instinct, and giving. A lot of the challenge will be to stop making things harder than they have to be. “Let it be,” can become a great mantra for us during this transit of the North Node in Cancer as we trust the moment by moment process instead of planning industriously. Because we can be humble enough to see that we can tolerate failure and express our emotions honestly. This time is not for opportunists and martyrs and isolationists. Control issues will likely get drowned out as we find we are not entitled to the things we thought we were (November 15-January 31, 2019 (exact on December 23, 2018 from 1 PM MST to 7 PM MST) North Node in Cancer Trine Retrograde then Direct (Chiron stations and then turns direct on December 8) Chiron in Pisces). Try to view everyone as your larger family in order to find comfort. A sense of humor will help, too.

November 15, 3:41 PM MST Mars at 00 00 Pisces Quincunx North Node at 00 00 Leo. The North Node is in Trine aspect to Jupiter (1-degree Sagittarius). The Moon in Aquarius is trine Venus in Libra while Venus is opposing Uranus in Aries at the same time, with a very loose square to Pluto in Capricorn.

November 16 Mars moves into Pisces. When Mars travels through Pisces, our drives change to focus on a spiritual path forward. Our emotions feel like they emerge from our subconscious. We feel our way intuitively. We may experience life from a victim stand point if we’re not careful. When we’re threatened, it’s important to develop strength to deal with people and situations during the Pisces Mars transit.

November 16–December 2 (exact December 1) Venus in Libra square North Node in Cancer. Rather than shopping therapy, why not have a good cry? Those emotions won’t look as good in the things you buy as they will feel if you get down to the root cause of what’s behind the pain. It’s probably something from the past or something someone said that’s triggered you and was painful.  

Mercury stations and turns retrograde November 17-18 at 13 degrees Sagittarius. When Mercury stops (or stations) and turns retrograde, it does so at almost an exact square to the Neptune/Moon conjunction on November 17. This strengthens the stressful mental/spiritual/emotional tensions in the air. While you may wish to enter a debate, it’s recommended you bide your time.

Grand Trine in Water November 22 (at time of full moon—with Venus oppose Uranus T square to North Node also and Sun stellum, is conjunct Jupiter and Mercury).  This Thanksgiving (if you’re in the U.S.) is chock full of aspects that say family issues will be magnified for us all, for better or worse. It’s a great month to prepare for the gathering with a big dose of meditation and loving kindness to all.  Let’s get our hearts in the right place and space to be truly welcoming and accommodating to those whom we love and cherish. Let’s help and include those who have been abandoned by those who should be wrapping them up in their arms. Let’s treat the whole community as family, in other words, and we will have a great time. And let’s remember to make it an economical holiday if we are in the U.S.

November 17-22 (exact November 20) Sun in Scorpio trine Retrograde Chiron in Pisces. Here is the chance for you to face your healing with the Pisces themes for one of the last times. Soon, Chiron will be in Aries and it will be healing-through-action. There will not be time to contemplate and feel the vastness of what is ending in your life. Take this time to soak in what is coming to a close, because life will really not be the same again. Some of the deepest pains are existential and universal.

November 17-22 (exact November 20) Sun in Scorpio trine North Node in Cancer. As we begin to understand our personal Dharma through the North Node’s traversal of Cancer, the Sun begins a series of Grand Water Trine aspects with Chiron in Pisces that have us reviewing our place in the larger “family” of things, as well. From systems to our personal families, how are we treating one another? A deep dive and research can be done with the Sun in Scorpio.

November 16-26 (exact November 20) Mars in Aquarius/Pisces square Jupiter in Sagittarius. Stubborn Mars in Aquarius may keep trying to fight the good human rights fight while Jupiter in Sagittarius has already left the building to fly to the Netherlands to observe their healthcare system. Once Mars enters Pisces, Mars may leave the building, too, to get sloshed before seeing all the relatives at Thanksgiving dinner. The problem is, they’re going to have a fender bender in the parking lot before either of them gets anywhere.

November 22 Sun enters Sagittarius at about 2 AM MST. Looking at the big picture is the shift that takes place when we move from Scorpio to Sagittarius. Instead of the detective we meet the explorer. However, sometimes when we take that wide, optimistic view point we can miss the small details. Sagittarius is able to tame their fire—to use discretion and wisdom to inspire the world around them—because they can find the “true north” for themselves and others. They are focused beyond only themselves and able to nurture hope and faith. It’s an expansive energy. Bring your compass.

Gemini Full Moon, November 22 10:39 pm – Whoa! U.S. Thanksgiving falls on a Gemini Full Moon this year—a New Moon that welcomes close travel, talking and communicating.  The Sun will be in conjunction with Jupiter, providing a sense of giving and well-being. Mercury is in loose conjunction with them in Sagittarius as well, so most of us will be in the mood for talking. A variety of perspectives should be welcome and stimulating for all. Mars is in square aspect in Pisces, so just look out for over-indulging in whatever you are famous for over-indulging in! Mars is also sextile to Saturn in Capricorn—so if you have a plan, and you stick to the plan, you will be fine. Alcoholics—stay away from the bar. Overeaters—stick to your portion like a hawk. Venus is opposite Uranus and square to the North Node, loosely. I’m not sure who may show up unexpectedly, so as long as you keep that open mind open, it should remain fun. (See below for more details on some of these aspects.)

November 24, 2018 Neptune turns direct at 13 degrees Pisces. Neptune turns direct after being retrograde since the Spring and now we can resume our mediation and our dream journals. Our sleep may improve. The years of Neptune in its home sign of Pisces are great for integrating spiritual practices into our lives. Let’s continue.

November 22-29 (exact November 25) Sun conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius. This is such a great time to expand something positive in our lives. Maybe an exercise program or a new business venture. Some sort of positive habit. It’s possible to magnify a shadow aspect of oneself—let’s avoid that! Something gets bigger and better about us during this time—let’s consciously attend to what that something shall be, shall we?

November 24-28 (exact November 26) Retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius square Mars in Pisces. Mercury wants to take some leaps and is feeling overly-optimistic while Mars may lead you into trouble and over-indulgence or escapism due to acting from an emotional place. Conversely, Mars may cause tension due to pessimism. So, you may find yourself exhausted.

November 25-30 (exact November 27) Retrograde Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius. A great time for learning and studying, especially picking up a subject again that you had previously put down. You can re-write or edit something. Mercury retrograde is a time to return to something that needs to be gone over again as opposed to starting something new.

November 24- December 12 (exact December 3) Sun in Sagittarius square Mars in Pisces. Also portends some fatigue. The Sun wants to move on to something new and Mars wants to finish up something old. Jupiter is also in the mix, along with Mercury retrograde, so Pisces mars is throwing a little bit of cold water on the Sagittarius fire and slowing things down. That’s okay; simply being aware that going slower is an option is half the battle! Since Sagittarius can miss so many details, it’s likely a blessing in disguise.

November 25-28 (exact November 27) Retrograde Mercury conjunct Sun in Sagittarius. This is a fun and combustible fire energy! Enjoy the mind and the heart traveling together through the terrain of wit and charm in freedom loving, social, androgynous, possible guru-level Sagittarius.

November 21-December 2 (exact November 27) Mars in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn. As a balm to the Mars in Pisces fatigue, here comes a beautiful aspect between Mars and Saturn to say: stick to your systems, friend! Stay on course with your routines of health, food plan, positive psychological practices, and spiritual supports so you can make it a good day each day! Saturn in Capricorn can be a big support to us during late November and December. This is also a time to observe limits in things such as finances and keep fantastic boundaries around our personal and emotional space. Saturn has taught us well the past few years.

 

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You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP – in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy – available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your October 2018 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

October 2018 Astrology Trends

Continuing influences…

September 30 Pluto turns direct at 18 degrees Capricorn. Capricorn is the sign of governmental systems. Pluto turning direct asks us to look at many issues—power (and by extension—control, regulation, manipulation), research (investigation, hidden things, undercover), and most assuredly transformation.

How we conceive of ourselves is interesting. We think of ourselves as individuals, and in Chinese terminology, this is a “yang” conceptualization. However, any complex entity, such as a human being, is a system that has a unique collection of collective elements. So, an individual exteriorizes elements of his individual selfhood that may already be shared by others, or may be registered by the minds of other individuals who could assimilate the elements. These then become common property of all people. They are added to the collective knowledge and collective experience of a culture and a civilization. Civilization is a process of the collective integration of the emanations of individuals. When is it within the collective, this is a “yin” conceptualization. Collective integration is the process by which energy, characteristics, and faculties of individuals become the properties of groups.

In every person, the individual and the collective is occurring at all points in time. The process could be occurring in the body, the psyche, the spirit, and the social realm. The substance of the process can be in every dimension of being. The collective has formed who we are from what we have come to call the cells in our bodies to the ideas and language we use and understand. The substratum within which we are grown is the collective; the particular bloom we are becoming is our individual.

Therefore, Pluto’s energies allow us to see how the systems around us operate and how we both participate and are affected by them—should we allow ourselves to acknowledge that there are things larger than the individual at play. Pluto confronts us with the collective parts of living that are beyond our control but which we would love to control if we were able.

With stress aspects (square and sometimes the opposition), our control is, well, stressed or nonexistent. With benevolent aspects (sextile and trine—sometimes the conjunction), our control is enhanced and we often get to play the angel. When Pluto moves into retrograde (5 months of the year, generally), we often are able to be more introspective and internal. It is actually a period when we can focus on turning around our destructive tendencies. When Pluto turns direct, the focus shifts to others in the outside world—the collective. The time of reflection ends and the time of interacting with others outside of us begins.

Saturn in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus. July 9-October 12, Retrograde/Direct Saturn in Capricorn trine Direct/Retrograde Uranus in Taurus (closest September 6). Uranus turns Retrograde August 9 (through January 6, 2019). Saturn is in a dance with Uranus and Chiron starting in July and moving through the months of September and October. This can portend an upgrade and/or major change to your value system(s), with Uranus in Taurus bringing in change to Saturn in Capricorn’s holding space for the systems and teachings that have gone before. In general, take advantage of adjustments to relationships and finances during these months. Changes that occur out of the blue are for your benefit.

August 1 to October 19 (exact September 23-24) Saturn in Capricorn quincunx the North Node in Leo. Adjustments to expressing the self—based on a sense of responsibility to the world. You’re developing strength at this time, as you refine your ability to be a presence and to work in the world. While you are embodying your inner leader, you may feel the world is holding you back or you are not enough somehow. Rest assured, you’ll overcome this when you put in the work and effort. This is a GREAT time for hard work and effort! It would be in alignment with planetary energies. In fact, I would be hard pressed to find any of us who will not be putting out serious energy toward self-improvement, toward our goals/ambitions or toward building our skills for into a higher level.

August 13 to November 6 (nearly exact October 10 and October 30-November 6) Uranus in Taurus square the North Node in Leo. These are fixed signs, and part of larger aspect patterns (T-square and grand cross patterns). I wouldn’t be expecting people to budge, and you may be surprised by the stubbornness you see around you during these times. Some people may be fixated on being crowned King or Queen (the Leo influence)—and they may be willing to do very unexpected things to get there. On the higher path, it is time to embody values that are more sustainable and earth-centered. Spend this time spiritually connecting to the earth and loving the planet. This can manifest in many ways—and with Uranus in the mix, how can we pretend to predict? In the past, Uranus (ruling the nervous system of both humans and the planet) has brought earthquakes and seismic activity. In social structures, Uranus in Taurus brought global fascism to the forefront in 1935-1942. However, on a personal level, Taurus is about what you value. Through the year 2026, the foundation of how we relate to our values and the planet is changing. Tension is denoted by a square aspect. The North Node in Leo can bring all of us to our personal crisis and our personal catharsis around our own values and ethics. I wouldn’t spend time trying to directly get others to agree with you, however, as each person will need to make their own decisions. Taurus is about embodiment—not conversation. The best way to convince others during these coming years is to clearly embody your personal values instead of speaking them. A human being and doing will be stronger than a human blathering and lying. Also, Taurus can tell the truth by how they feel in their stomach or gut. They’re very physical creatures. So, pay attention to when you feel queasy or uneasy, and make sure to rest enough to be in touch with your body. Slow down if you can and use body signals to guide you—not intellect or emotions or even the heavens. According to the stars, get grounded to get strong.

September 23-October 3 (exact September 26-28): Sun in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius. You can both start and finish projects (and joint projects) with this influence. Mars in Aquarius provides a wonderful influence with its fixed-sign abilities to help you finish things, and the Sun in Libra allows for harmonious team work. This is also a wonderful aspect for date night and passionate romance. Your instincts should be on the money in all matters.

October Planetary Influences…

October 1 to October 4 (exact October 2) Mercury in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn. This aspect portends a time when verbal communication can become heated or else manipulative. Sometimes Mercury can use the grace bestowed by the sign of Libra to distort the power drives of Pluto under a stress aspect such as this. Instead of shadow expressions, use this time to listen closely and think before you say anything. Perhaps you can uncover information about some of your own unconscious state of being.

 October 5 Venus Retrograde in Scorpio at 10 degrees. You’re probably already reflecting about your finances and partners. The Venus retrograde period lasts until December 18, when Venus bypasses 10 degrees Scorpio again to move forward on the wheel of the zodiac. Until then, Venus retrograde is going to ask us to review and look at what drives us and regenerates us, especially in regard to how we are in relationships. Then, when Venus moves back into Libra, partnerships of all types will be scrutinized. We will be ensconced in an energy that will ask us to look at how we operate and how that links into the wholeness of being on earth.

October 5-15 (exact October 10) Retrograde Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius. It’s possible your passionate overtures will hit a wall. If so, chalk it up to Venus retrograde and move on. It’s temporary. Focus instead on steady progress, maybe of a more intellectual nature. It’s also possible that the blockage is circumstantial / environmental and not personal at all.

Venus Retrograde 2018
Aspect Pre-Retrograde Shadow Venus Retrograde Post-Retrograde Shadow
September 3, 2018 Venus enters Pre-Retrograde Shadow Phase at 25 degrees Libra
Venus in Libra square Mars in Capricorn September 3-9 (exact September 8)
Venus moves into Scorpio September 9
Venus in Scorpio quincunx Chiron in Aries September 9-15 (exact September 9-10)
Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn September 9-18 (exact September 12-13)
Fixed Grand Cross – Venus in Scorpio opposes Uranus while Mars in Aquarius Opposes the North Node in Leo September 11-20
Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius September 11-16
Venus in Scorpio square North Node in Leo September 9-20 (exact September 14-15)
October 5, 2018 Venus Retrograde at 10 degrees Scorpio
Retrograde Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius October 5-15 (exact October 10)
Mercury in Scorpio conjunct Retrograde Venus in Scorpio October 13-17 (exact October 12)
Retrograde Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn October 19-28 (exact October 24)
T-Square in Fixed Signs at 0 degrees. Sun conjunct Venus in Scorpio Opposing Uranus (and Moon and Full Moon on October 24). Both configurations square to North Node in Leo. October 23-31
Sun in Scorpio conjunct Venus Retrograde in Scorpio October 24 to October 29 (exact October 25)
October 31, 2018 Venus re-enters Libra
Venus (Retrograde then Direct) quincunx Retrograde Chiron in Pisces November 1-December 2 (exact November 3 and November 28)
Venus (Retrograde then Direct) oppose Retrograde Uranus in Aries November 7–December 2 (exact December 1)
November 15, 2018 Venus turns direct and enters Post-Retrograde Shadow
Venus moves into Scorpio December 2
Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn December 11-21 (exact December 16)
December 17, 2018 Venus enters post-shadow Period at 10 degrees Scorpio

October 5 to October 10 (exact October 7) Sun in Libra Quincunx Neptune in Pisces. Adjustments to group influences on our individual growth.

New Moon in Libra, October 8 The New Moon in Libra is a chance to use the Libran symbol of the scales to set the focus to balance out the harmony in your life.  With the Sun and Moon in square aspect to Pluto, both luminaries are asking us to use the Pluto in Capricorn energy to shed light on our integrity and build forms within the synchronies and macrocosms within which we sing in concert.

October 8 to October 14 (exact October 11) Sun in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn. Energy is now shed by the Sun on how we are aligned with the new ideals and new social order being manifested (Pluto in Capricorn). Our personalities and destinies become slowly eroded and formed by the events–both graces and traumas—of the larger groups we inhabit, and aspects such as this one can be the catalysts for such personal and group formations if we observe from a more spacious vantage point. One of the possibilities in our lives is the allowing of ourselves to be changed in miniscule and macroscopic ways over time.

October 10 Mercury enters the sign of Scorpio. During the time of Mercury in Scorpio, you may generate new thoughts like the ocean generates new species of life from its depths. There’s something deep and mysterious and significant brewing in our minds during Mercury’s transit of Scorpio. It’s also mental formations via our emotions.

October 10-11 Mercury in Scorpio oppose Uranus in Taurus. Mercury/Uranus immediately seeks to integrate our lower mind with our higher mind as it engages straight on with Uranus. This can either drive us to brilliance or some temporary psychosis.

October 10-11 Mercury in Scorpio square North Node in Leo. Mercury stirs up tension with the North Node for a few days during its movement, which means our destiny is touched by the planet that covers the things we say, write, send, our brothers and sisters, and our intellectual circulation in general.

October 10-14 (exact October 12) Mercury in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn. As Mercury enters Scorpio the first few days, we can use the energy from this beneficial aspect to stabilize ourselves. Saturn provides the integrity to our words and deeds if we remain honest, open, and slow down when flashes and impulses try to steer us off track. It appears our best course of action is to stick with the plan.

October 13-17 (exact October 12) Mercury in Scorpio conjunct Retrograde Venus in Scorpio. When Mercury and Venus meet, you may feel a deeper compassion, your values may be easily communicated, and you may get a sense that you can experience and convey the beauty of the mysteries of life.

October 16-23 (exact October 19) Mercury in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius. Drive safely and work on self-regulation during these days. It might be frustrating to watch how unfair the world is and you might want to write out your feelings if you feel that way.

October 19-November 8 (exact November 1, 12:43 PM MST) Jupiter in Scorpio trine Retrograde Chiron in Pisces. We can acknowledge our mysterious fears/phobias, addictions, and obsessions even when we don’t fully understand them. There’s a final opportunity prior to Jupiter entering its own sign in November for us to delve deeply into the things that have been buried in our unconscious and have been expressing themselves in our behavior and in our group consciousness. One possibility is your encountering ways that help you heal—people or resources. We can look to our histories—past lives, built cultures, childhoods—and see beneath the surface to the roots of our taboos, unconscious desires, and those things that have been swept under the rug for too long. As we examine the shadow parts of ourselves and our partners, what attracts or repulses us? What does that symbolize for us? And, if we are a phoenix, burning in the fire at this moment, what parts of us do we want rising from the ashes when we are remade?

 

October 21 Sun in Libra quincunx Chiron in Pisces. During this time, it’s possible to feel the pain of the collective unconscious. Also, personal pain can be exacerbated. If you are a healer, take some extra steps toward immunity if you like. Bathe in light, water, sage, or in general… stay well. Pass on healing vibes to others if possible, on an energetic level.

October 19-24 (exact October 22) Mercury in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn. This is a good time to get into the deepest of subjects—whether that be psychologically, physiologically, spiritually, or socially. With both Scorpio and Pluto involved in this aspect, here is your chance to solve some puzzles that are mysterious and powerful. Whatever you’re interested in, please dive in! Research and uncover some truths.

October 19-28 (exact October 24) Retrograde Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn. This is a true love aspect, even though Venus is retrograde. Saturn is at home in Capricorn and any connections made now are strong and serious. This is an aspect that signifies the need for long-term commitment. Love and value those around you to take advantage of the energy of Venus/Saturn. It’s also good for business investments and commitments.

October 23 Sun enters Scorpio. Scorpio is the sign of the scorpion / eagle / Phoenix-Dove. At various stages of maturity, a Scorpio energy could be self-destructive and sting like a scorpion. Next, Scorpio energy could show up like the Eagle, with a self-awareness that uses intellect (but still swoops down on prey from the sky). Also, a Scorpio energy can be found when the transformation of a phoenix has occurred (when Scorpio has allowed themselves to die to who they were and be reborn) and a dove of peace has emerged. Only Scorpio has this power to turn venom into peace. And Scorpio transformation has the potential to occur faster than any other sign. See where this cycle’s energy occurs in your environment during the time of Sun in Scorpio.

Full Moon in Taurus 1 degree, October 24 10:45 am. The Sun is conjunct Retrograde Venus and the Moon is conjunct Uranus, giving a lot of focus to the Scorpio/Taurus polarity (opposite zodiac signs). Both are fixed signs based in strong desire energies. The Moon/Uranus trine Saturn in Capricorn. The Sun/Venus sextile Saturn in Capricorn.

The Taurus energy is driven toward stability and resources. The Scorpio energy is driven toward understanding and creative union. Both are patient, deep, yin, and receptive. Taurus shapes the world while Scorpio shape shifts within the world.

October 23-31 T-Square in Fixed Signs at 0 degrees. Sun and Venus in Scorpio Opposing Uranus (and Moon and Full Moon on October 24). Both configurations square to North Node in Leo.  This configuration is a conflagration of stressful aspects that will test your resolve prior to the North Node moving into Cancer. The questions destiny will be asking humans: what in your relationship history has empowered or disempowered you? What have you done with the resources you have been given to uplift others? What creative efforts have you put forth to manifest the ideas that have been given to you? How have you learned to be in the physical world gracefully? What does it truly mean to be a human being?

Individual Elements of T-Square:

October 24 to October 29 (exact October 25) Sun in Scorpio conjunct Venus Retrograde in Scorpio. This aspect only happens once a year, and generally it shines a light on love, peace, and sociability. This year, Venus is retrograde and in the sign of Scorpio, and both the Sun and Venus are square to the North Node and opposing Uranus, although sextile to Saturn. It portends a more serious year based upon how ethical and disciplined an individual has become. If you have passed Saturn’s tests in your life; fine. Have fun. If you’re integrity can be compromised—look out. The sun can burn as well as brighten.  

October 23 to October 27 (exact October 24) Sun in Scorpio square North Node in Leo. This solar aspect work in conjunction with Venus to review how our individuation works in concert with our ability to value others. The world will reflect back to us how well we’re doing in our evolution during these days. Try to pay attention.

October 24-November 3 (exact October 30-31) Retrograde Venus in Scorpio square North Node in Leo. This is an opportunity to see the tension between how the desire to create a future that meets the vision of one individual can fail to accommodate a deep dive into the needs of relationships and truly meet the standards of what would be needed in partnership with others. It’s an opportunity to review what is meaningful about true desire and leadership.

October 24- November 3 (exact October 30-31) Retrograde Venus in Scorpio oppose Uranus in Taurus. When you receive a call from your long lost ex-lover who wants to be reminded that there was a reason you’re no longer together… When you receive a strange, out of the blue offer to buy your house… When you suddenly need to redecorate your third bedroom into a place to hold Japanese tea ceremonies even though you were raised Lutheran… When you suddenly wish to try neon purple on your hair and feel inspired to try a modeling career in South America even though you live in France… It could be Venus opposing Uranus. Use vision boards instead of acting on these impulses. Please. And curb the spending.

October 24-28 (exact October 26) Retrograde Venus in Scorpio conjunct Sun in Scorpio. Emotions are running high around attraction, (sexual attraction with Scorpio!), money, creativity, and romance. You can burn a little brightly so don’t overdo it with Venus retrograde, but in general, this is an extremely favorable aspect for relationships of all sorts—including romantic ones. Love and affection rule the day.

October 23 to October 26 (exact October 23) Sun in Scorpio Oppose Uranus in Taurus. Genius or madness is highlighted. There may be restless, anxious energy. There also may be an air that there are intuitive insights available like apples on a ripe apple tree—right there for the picking. Try to express your ideas so they don’t come out via accident prone behaviors.

(–end of individual t-square aspects–)

October 24 to October 31 (exact October 27) Sun in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn. You may be surprised that you have lots of energy and will to power through projects during the days just prior to the end of October.

October 26-30 (exact October 28) Mercury in Scorpio trine Chiron in Pisces. You might find yourself shifting your thoughts in a positive manner about an emotional situation or a spiritual path. This may be the result of information acquired from a wise elder or a resource that comes to you in a dream, a book, through a communication, or from spirit. Spend time near the water if possible.

October 26-30 (exact October 28) Mercury in Scorpio conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits cause the ego to have expansive and compensatory types of soul release. In Scorpio, and with Mercury, this can be truly magical. Use this time to be near the water if you can. Focus on what is real about your being. Use your mind to connect to your deepest experience of humanity and think about what will expand your life for the next phase.

October 30 Mercury moves into Sagittarius at about 11 PM MDT. The big picture. Freedom. Defending Justice. Mercury in Sagittarius will help us have the expansive, optimistic vision. Just ignore the little holes you see in the tires where the air is leaking out. You may see lots of fun and positivity during this time frame. Also, watch out for moralizing and preaching. It’s easy to get dogmatic when your mind is on Sagittarius time.

October 31, Afternoon, Venus Retrograde changes signs to move back into Libra. Venus now focuses upon the humanitarian ideal in partnerships. Libra is an air sign and Venus is at home in Libra. Venus uses its time in Libra to create peace on earth and equal rights. Venus says that every human has value and each partner in a relationship has equity. This is the year to dress up as the Notorious RBG if there ever was one.  

October 30-November 3 (Exact October 31) Mercury in Sagittarius trine North Node in Leo. The North Node is getting ready for a big change into Cancer, and this aspect is all about change. Here’s an opportunity to take one last look at your self before the focus changes to caring for others. It will be a favorable look. Truly take a pause to appreciate and love yourself. You are so loveable!

 

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Contact Me!

 Let me know what you think! Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP – in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy – available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your September 2018 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

September 2018 Astrology Trends

Continuing influences…

Saturn in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus. July 9-October 12, Retrograde/Direct Saturn in Capricorn trine Direct/Retrograde Uranus in Taurus (closest September 6). Uranus turns Retrograde August 9 (through January 6, 2019). Saturn is in a dance with Uranus and Chiron starting in July and moving through the months of September and October. This can portend an upgrade and/or major change to your value system(s), with Uranus in Taurus bringing in change to Saturn in Capricorn’s holding space for the systems and teachings that have gone before. In general, take advantage of adjustments to relationships and finances during these months. Changes that occur out of the blue are for your benefit.

Saturn in Capricorn square Chiron in Aries. July 9-September 26, Retrograde/Direct Saturn in Capricorn square Retrograde Chiron in Aries. Chiron in Aries throws either inspiration or upset into the mix depending on its higher octave or lower octave expression. You will realize there is no more hiding from your sensitivities and wounds. I truly hope you’re dealing with old issues or have dealt with them. If not, now is the perfect time for therapy and support. I implore you to avail yourself, as all people will likely find themselves activated by this overarching aspect in cardinal signs. We healers, earth-angels, and light-bearers need to know ourselves and understand our worth and beauty in the face of messages from the world that may tell us otherwise. We can lead, be and become the causes for wellness in the world.

August 20-September 6 (exact September 2-3) Mercury in Leo sextile Venus in Libra. People will be happy to express their love and affection. Schedule some down time with your significant other, or some bonding time with friends and loved ones. Time with children is especially favored with Leo energetically highlighted.

August 1 to September 10 Jupiter in Scorpio trine Retrograde Neptune in Pisces (exact trine was May 25th) and getting closer as Jupiter moves direct to exactly trine Neptune again on August 19 for the final time. This aspect during 2017-2018 is encouraging humanitarianism. Generosity of spirit, truth-telling, and hope are expanding. This is a long-term influence over large numbers of people. It is spiritual in its influence, as well. Destiny is calling us all forth, asking that we investigate and deepen our understanding of what it means to be human in as many dimensions as we are able, as individuals and together.

August 23 to September 25 (exact September 11-12). Jupiter moves into sextile aspect with Pluto this month (to be even stronger during September). This is one of the major aspects of 2018, with September being its last exact occurrence. It also occurred January 15 and April 14. It portends changes in philosophy, religion, education, politics, and music. Something that is significant to society is changing in a natural progression that is spurred on by the powers that be. Sometimes people are actors in this change, such as you personally getting promoted and career advancement. Sometimes it is spiritual and personal growth. There are powerful influences behind the scenes making changes happen. Reform is on the agenda. Something in your life will coincide with the flow so you can rise to meet the opportunity if you like. Charismatic leaders are likely to emerge and to transform the direction of groups that have to do with businesses, institutions, and systems.

August 13 to September 25 (never exact) North Node in Leo trine Chiron in Aries. If you pay attention, you can gain a lot of strength by looking at how your sense of self has been violated. How does this keep you from asserting yourself? How are you over-compensating because your sense of self is not strong enough? E.g., do you feel you need to be first at things, or do you operate as if there needs to be a winner and a loser (in which case generally everyone loses!)? Work on pioneering new ways to conceive of your identity during this period, new ways to express yourself, and even new ways of exerting and exercising. Watch for head wounds.

August 1 to October 19 (exact September 23-24) Saturn in Capricorn quincunx the North Node in Leo. Adjustments to expressing the self, based on a sense of responsibility to the world. You’re developing strength at this time, as you refine your ability to be a presence and work in the world. While you are embodying your inner leader, you may feel the world is holding you back or you are not enough somehow. Rest assured, you’ll overcome this when you put in the work and effort. This is a GREAT time for hard work and effort! It would be in alignment with planetary energies. In fact, I would be hard pressed to find any of us who will not be putting out serious energy toward self-improvement toward our goals/ambitions or molding our self into a higher level of skill.

August 13 to November 6 (nearly exact October 10 and October 30-November 6) Uranus in Taurus square the North Node in Leo. These are fixed signs, and part of larger aspect patterns (T-square and grand cross patterns).  I wouldn’t be expecting people to budge, and you may be surprised by the stubbornness you see around you during these times. Some people may be fixated on being crowned King or Queen (the Leo influence)—and they may be willing to do very unexpected things to get there. On the higher path, it is time to embody values that are more sustainable and earth-centered. Spend this time spiritually connecting to the earth and loving the planet. This can manifest in many ways—and with Uranus in the mix, how can we pretend to predict? In the past, Uranus (ruling the nervous system of both humans and the planet) has brought earthquakes and seismic activity. In social structures, Uranus in Taurus brought global fascism to the forefront in 1935-1942. However, on a personal level, Taurus is about what you value. Through the year 2026, the foundation of how we relate to our values and the planet is changing. Tension is denoted by a square aspect. The North Node in Leo can bring all of us to our personal crisis and our personal catharsis around our own values and ethics. I wouldn’t spend time trying to directly get others to agree with you, however, as each person will need to make their own decisions. Taurus is about embodiment—not conversation. The best way to convince others during these coming years is to clearly embody your personal values instead of speak them. A human being and doing will be stronger than a human blathering and lying. Also, Taurus can tell the truth by how they feel in their stomach or gut. They’re very physical creatures. So pay attention to when you feel queasy or uneasy, and make sure to rest enough to be in touch with your body. Slow down if you can, and use body signals to guide you—not intellect or emotions or even the heavens. According to the stars, get grounded to get strong.

September Planetary Influences…

September 5 Mercury moves into Virgo. Virgo is one of the home placements of Mercury, so this is a great month for intellectual progress and work on our projects. If we wish to change our daily routines or improve our lives in some way, there’s no better time than the beginning of September to start. Mercury in Virgo provides a clear mindset.

September 5 Saturn turns direct at 2 and a half degrees Capricorn. Your words and thoughts will hold great power at the time Saturn turns direct. Make sure to use care and imagine positive things. Use your actions to make positive karma. Plan to do nice things for people and align your intentions with the “Lord of Karma,” as Saturn is called. Also, the teacher and test-giver. Saturn direct means there is the chance to shake us out of any depression or rut we have been in for the past four months or so—since April. Use your focus and motivation to enter the next phase, as you embody what you have learned over the Spring and Summer. There is a grand earth trine to accompany the forward movement of Saturn, which should embody a pleasant surprise for us all.

Grand earth trine:

September 6-9 (exact September 7) Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus. Your brilliance (and everyone else’s) is showing. You can have sudden insights that will work well along with the clarity to implement ideas. Inventions come to life. Studies support original solutions to problems. Change occurs suddenly. Negative thought patterns can be replaced with positive ones. Life is filled with vivid possibilities. Take advantage of these days and make use of the energy available.

September 6-9 (exact September 7) Mercury in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn. When the Saturn retrograde began, Mercury was in a square aspect to Saturn, which is the most stressful relationship. Now, it is in the most harmonious—which is a trine relationship. You can concentrate, will make few errors, and can think positively, engage in serious communication, and yield practical results when you put in effort. If you want to invest in real estate, it’s a great time to sign contracts.

September 6-October 12 Direct Saturn in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus. This is a time of change and transition. The change will be pleasing to you now and not as upsetting as it was while Saturn was retrograde. Self-expression and planning are both favored. If you use conscious effort, the amount of potential to manifest positive changes to your life is enormous during the first part of September.

September 4-11 (exact September 7): Sun in Virgo oppose Neptune in Pisces. One of the motivations for the changes you may want to make with the earth grand trine above will be events around the Sun-Neptune opposition which occurs at the same time. This can leave us insecure and discouraged because it causes confusing events to occur. Our egos may be bruised, or people may lie to us or deceive us. Life’s harsh realities can come to the forefront to confront us. Tricksters and charlatans will be out enforce and our defenses may be down. We may want to retreat. Avoid escapism and delay starting things about which you’re unclear. Make sure your integrity is beyond reproach. Any lies will dig you an even deeper hole.

September 3-9 (exact September 8) Venus in Libra square Mars in Capricorn. Female and male energies are in a stress aspect at this time, also. It’s a better time for working than for romance. Venus in Libra and Mars in Capricorn stress can set up a situation where perfectionism is an issue. Also, the feminine energy can become very aloof.

September 9 Uranus turns retrograde in Taurus. Changes that occur now will be internal rather than external. Your attitude and behaviors will change in preparation for the changes that will occur in the environment in about 6 months to accompany your growth as an individual. This will provide more personal freedom, ultimately.

New Moon, September 9 in Virgo

Venus moves into Scorpio September 9. Intensity and depth will mark relationships while Venus traverses the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is the detective. Scorpio wants a soul mate—not a play mate. People will be sharing on the deepest possible levels. You will be creating from the depths, as well, and willing to travel into the darkness and into emptiness in order to find meaning for artistic expression. Scorpio is interested in power, and financial power issues or financial need issues may become a concern, also. Speaking truth to power is not out of the realm of possibility with Venus in Scorpio.

September 9-15 (exact September 9-10) Venus in Scorpio quincunx Chiron in Aries. This takes a look at where people have been wounded in relationships at some of the deepest levels of being.

September 11 Mars moves forward from Capricorn into Aquarius again. Methodical activities will be replaced with unpredictable actions. People will be focused on fighting for just causes and a more detached motivation will pervade the air. Aquarius is a fixed air sign, so a more intellectual approach can be noticed.

September 11-25 (exact September 11) Mars in Aquarius sextile Retrograde Chiron in Aries. Identity will be the focus of the behavior and action of people. Either healing or hurting our identity and ability to “be” will be occurring during September. This will be either liberating for you or frightening and disorienting. You may be involved in raising awareness, educating, learning.

September 8-14 (exact September 11): Sun in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn. This week brings us down to earth. We’re likely to feel we can embody our daily routines and find a healthy flow with the systems to which we’re connected. We can likely understand our place on the planet.

September 8-15 (exact September 11): Sun in Virgo sextile Jupiter in Scorpio. Our ability and desire to delve into the mysteries of life expands during these days. We may find ourselves joyfully returning to a solitary place.

September 9-18 (exact September 12-13) Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn. This timing is excellent for both relationships and business. Commitments made now that are long-term can flourish (such as marriage). It’s also a favorable time for a makeover, renovation, new relationships, making social contacts, getting or starting a new job, and interacting with any sort of authority or older person (or younger person if you’re an older person such as myself!).

September 12-15 (exact September 13) Mercury in Virgo oppose Neptune in Pisces. Discernment is called for during these days. Discernment is found in the tightrope where you are not too analytical and not too informal. Overly-analytical thinking and acting can cause you to grasp too tightly and then what you’re holding onto will slip out of the side of your fist. Informality that’s too loose will cause an excess of confusion that means you’ll lose what you desire as well. Can you find balance?

September 11-20, Fixed Grand Cross, signifying a time where events are likely to present as one crisis after another where each one demands your attention, and every time you think you have one of the problems resolved, another aspect of the configuration will present a new problem. Or, all sides have a resoluteness of purpose and are unlikely to budge. Lots of astrological elements are involved with this grand cross pattern right after the Full Moon in Mid-September. Venus in Scorpio opposes Uranus while Mars in Aquarius Opposes the North Node in Leo. After September 20, Venus moves on and a T-Square with Mars remains in effect until October 1. When a grand cross turn into a T-square it’s as if one of the legs of a table has been removed and the table is much less stable. The missing planet (Venus in this case) becomes a missing element that is felt fiercely as you try to balance out the challenges through the end of September. When you go to tackle a challenge, just silently close your eyes, breathe, and bring Scorpio Venusian energies back into the mix, and you will probably feel more supported. (Venus, in fact, is moving into its retrograde period in October. This happens only every other year. See the chart at the end of this newsletter section to get a sense of how Venus’s activity in September and October, the pre-retrograde and retrograde periods while Venus retrograde is in the sign of Scorpio, are the busiest times of this Venus retrograde cycle. Venus is asking us to slow down and review our values, relationships, and our value within relationships. Because Scorpio is about other people, I believe questions about the value of other people may arise. As Venus traverses Libra, the issue of human rights from an intellectual rather than merely emotional perspective arises.)

Here are some of the individual elements to ponder:

September 11-16 Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius. Venus wants intensity and Mars wants ideas. Mars wants to talk, and Venus wants to get closer and closer. Mars wants to breathe, and Venus wants to take your breath away! The tension may be there and resolving it could be fun if you dip underwater for a few seconds and then come up for air.

September 9-18 (exact September 12-13) Venus in Scorpio oppose Uranus in Taurus. The world flips via Uranus. It flips using Venus in the arena of your relationships or your finances (or perhaps your creativity). Things are turning upside down so that we learn about our values and likely in terms of an earthquake. An earthquake that begins this year and continues into the mid-2020s.

September 9-20 (exact September 14-15) Venus in Scorpio square North Node in Leo. This time may be marked by a bottomless desire for affection and attention. On the brighter side, you could find an uncommon set of graceful and pleasant experiences that serve as a focal point to your direction in life.

September 14-17 (exact September 15) Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn. A good time to get a psychic reading, past life regression, study hypnosis, hire a private investigator, or consult a psychologist. On the shadow side, it’s also a sanguine time to be a criminal mastermind… Maybe avoid that last one… because the aspect will end!

September 11-28 (exact September 18) Mars in Aquarius square Retrograde Uranus in Taurus. This is the third square of Mars and Uranus that likely has you turning your life upside down in one or more areas. For me, 0-2 degrees of Taurus falls in the final degrees of my 12th house just before my ascendant, so this change has to do with a complete change of who I believe myself to be. It is a death and rebirth process and a 12th house surrender that is much like being reincarnated within the same lifetime. Where is Uranus impacting you in your astrology chart? Mars is no longer retrograde, so… moving forward, how are we asserting ourselves and behaving as life propels us into a new future? Since May we’ve had to retrace some ground but now we’re going to move forward into new territory. This may bring with it some new conflict in the area of our disciplines that we’ll discover, and we may make some adjustments or radical, unexpected changes. Virgo and Taurus influences can have us changing our exercise, eating, medical, financial, self-care, and scheduling behaviors.

September 11-30 (exact September 19) Mars in Aquarius oppose North Node in Leo. The changes discussed above are fated, and right on schedule. They’re for our individuation, to put it in Jung’s terms.

(–end of the Grand Cross aspects–)

September 14-18 (exact September 16) Mercury in Virgo sextile Jupiter in Scorpio. You’ll likely find it easier to see the big picture in powerful ways during this time frame. You may be able to advance in the areas of health research especially.

September 17-22 (exact September 20): Sun in Virgo conjunct Mercury in Virgo. This can be a good time for a short trip, lots of conversation, meeting people, correspondence writing, and being intellectual in general. Give presentations and go ahead and schedule social events, as your energy should be high.

Mercury moves into Libra September 22. Friendly skies have arrived! It’s a great month to clear the air with someone, as our minds will turn toward diplomacy, perspective-taking, and building bridges with one another through October 10. Libra is an air sign, which is a welcome place for the planet Mercury.

September 22-24 Mercury in Libra oppose Chiron in Pisces. These days may come with the feeling of not being able to see others’ perspectives. They may not be very harmonious days. It may be difficult to get your point across, or to hear what others are trying to communicate. Know that it will pass, and fairly quickly.

September 22 – 25 (exact September 23) Mercury in Libra sextile North Node in Leo. These are the days when you may be able to distinguish those who get you and those who are not so tuned in to your destiny. If someone can support your vision and grok who you are during this transit, it’s likely they are a keeper, because there are other stressful aspects playing a part currently. It’s nice to relax and let the North Node reveal our true “tribe” to us as we see who is naturally attuned to us and who we can easily be with during these few days. It can serve as a guide. It can also serve as a coping mechanism any time we get caught up in the energy of a stressful communication—we can relax and let go and “try easier,” as our pastor used to say, instead of “try harder.”

September 22 – 25 (exact September 23) Mercury in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn. Individual work is probably easier, since misunderstandings could occur. Pay attention to details and avoid signing any contracts or doing any heavy negotiations if possible. Be careful with your language and take any negative thoughts with a grain of salt because this transit will pass quickly. It only your mind playing tricks on you these few days and will pass.

September 22 – 26 (exact September 23) Mercury in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius. You may be able to concentrate, defend yourself, and think rather quickly with Mercury and Mars working together. You may also feel adventurous and like taking some risks. Your increased confidence is not unwarranted.

September 23 Sun enters Libra. The sign of the scales being highlighted means balance is on the minds of the people. Relationships will be at the fore as people begin to think about the perspective of others. Harmony (and disharmony) will be discussed. Things will be processed through an intellectual and artistic lens.

September 23-24 Sun in Libra conjunct Mercury in Libra. Your mind and heart will be focusing their thinking on what is fair and just. You’ll be wanting to talk and communicate, travel and be friendly. You may want to get your life tasks cleared out during this busy time or make your environment beautiful or esthetically pleasing in some way.

September 23-26 (exact September 23): Sun in Libra oppose Chiron in Aries.  A conflict that you would rather not give light to or expose may occur. It may be that you wish to stay quiet but need to assert yourself. It’s a learning moment.

Full Moon in Aries, September 24. Here you are, arrived at the end of Saturn square Chiron. Have you become a cause for wellness as Saturn asked you to? Mars is opposing the North Node and Squaring Uranus in a T-square. How is your upside-down life treating you? A Full Moon is like you are holding your arms straight out at 180 degrees. On one hand, the Moon in Aries is conjunct Chiron at 0 degrees Aries, our wounded healer teacher. We can likely feel ourselves becoming the teacher now. On the other hand, the Sun is conjunct Mercury, heart and mind both in Libra. It’s like we are learning a warrior’s stance in in the night under the Summer stars, integrating power with our experience as we call upon Spirit to work through us—knowing power is never our own but only moves through us.

September 23-28 (exact September 25): Sun in Libra sextile North Node in Leo. If you can stop and look around, you will find opportunities for personal development that help you advance your life’s destiny! People you meet now can be important for fulfilling your destiny as well.

September 23-28 (exact September 25): Sun in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn. Set your ego aside when you encounter tests and challenges, especially from those in authority or from bureaucracy. You might end up with some extra responsibility or find out you missed some details. Again, it’s your ego and your mind that need to be set aside. Embrace responsibility. Then you will pass Saturn’s test and you can move merrily along your way.

September 23-October 3 (exact September 26-28): Sun in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius. You can both start and finish projects (and joint projects) with this influence. Mars in Aquarius provides a wonderful influence with its fixed-sign abilities to help you finish things, and the Sun in Libra allows for harmonious team work. This is also a wonderful aspect for date night and passionate romance. Your instincts should be on the money in all matters.

September 30 Pluto turns direct at 18 degrees Capricorn. Capricorn is the sign of governmental systems. Pluto turning direct asks us to look at many issues—power (and by extension—control, regulation, manipulation), research (investigation, hidden things, undercover), and most assuredly transformation.

How we conceive of ourselves is interesting. We think of ourselves as individuals, and in Chinese terminology, this is a “yang” conceptualization. However, any complex entity, such as a human being, is a system that has a unique collection of collective elements. So, an individual exteriorizes elements of his individual selfhood that may already be shared by others, or may be registered by the minds of other individuals who could assimilate the elements. These then become common property of all people. They are added to the collective knowledge and collective experience of a culture and a civilization. Civilization is a process of the collective integration of the emanations of individuals. When is it within the collective, this is a “yin” conceptualization. Collective integration is the process by which energy, characteristics, and faculties of individuals become the properties of groups.

In every person, the individual and the collective is occurring at all points in time. The process could be occurring in the body, the psyche, the spirit, and the social realm. The substance of the process can be in every dimension of being. The collective has formed who we are from what we have come to call the cells in our bodies to the ideas and language we use and understand. The substratum within which we are grown is the collective; the particular bloom we are becoming is our individual.

Therefore, Pluto’s energies allow us to see how the systems around us operate and how we both participate and are affected by them—should we allow ourselves to acknowledge that there are things larger than the individual at play. Pluto confronts us with the collective parts of living that are beyond our control but which we would love to control if we were able.

With stress aspects (square and sometimes the opposition), our control is, well, stressed or nonexistent. With benevolent aspects (sextile and trine—sometimes the conjunction), our control is enhanced and we often get to play the angel. When Pluto moves into retrograde (5 months of the year, generally), we often are able to be more introspective and internal. It is actually a period when we can focus on turning around our destructive tendencies. When Pluto turns direct, the focus shifts to others in the outside world—the collective. The time of reflection ends and the time of interacting with others outside of us begins.

 Next month, Venus Retrograde begins. However, during September, Venus is very active in preparation. This table summarizes the Venus activity throughout the retrograde time frame.

Venus Retrograde 2018
Aspect Pre-Retrograde Shadow Venus Retrograde Post-Retrograde Shadow
September 3, 2018 Venus enters Pre-Retrograde Shadow Phase at 25 degrees Libra
Venus in Libra square Mars in Capricorn September 3-9 (exact September 8)
Venus moves into Scorpio September 9
Venus in Scorpio quincunx Chiron in Aries September 9-15 (exact September 9-10)
Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn September 9-18 (exact September 12-13)
Fixed Grand Cross – Venus in Scorpio opposes Uranus while Mars in Aquarius Opposes the North Node in Leo September 11-20
Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius September 11-16
Venus in Scorpio square North Node in Leo September 9-20 (exact September 14-15)
October 5, 2018 Venus Retrograde at 10 degrees Scorpio
Retrograde Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius October 5-15 (exact October 10)
Mercury in Scorpio conjunct Retrograde Venus in Scorpio October 13-17 (exact October 12)
Retrograde Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn October 19-28 (exact October 24)
T-Square in Fixed Signs at 0 degrees. Sun conjunct Venus in Scorpio Opposing Uranus (and Moon and Full Moon on October 24). Both configurations square to North Node in Leo. October 23-31
Sun in Scorpio conjunct Venus Retrograde in Scorpio October 24 to October 29 (exact October 25)
October 31, 2018 Venus re-enters Libra
Venus (Retrograde then Direct) quincunx Retrograde Chiron in Pisces November 1-December 2 (exact November 3 and November 28)
Venus (Retrograde then Direct) oppose Retrograde Uranus in Aries November 7–December 2 (exact December 1)
November 15, 2018 Venus turns direct and enters Post-Retrograde Shadow
Venus moves into Scorpio December 2
Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn December 11-21 (exact December 16)
December 17, 2018 Venus enters post-shadow Period at 10 degrees Scorpio

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Your August 2018 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

August 2018 Astrological Trends

Ongoing Celestial Influences…

Mercury retrograde in Leo July 26 to August 17. When Mercury retrogrades this July, there’s a Leo Sun-Aquarius Mars opposition Forming a T-Square with Uranus in Taurus. This can start out a tense 3 weeks when an air of over-assertiveness means you may wish to practice a good deal of patience and subtlety. Practice honesty, understanding, and use exercise and activity to channel your own energy. Become flexible and open-minded with the Uranian influence. Accidents and breakages may occur, so avoid repairing things yourself. Nervous energy in the air means it’s hard for people to pay attention, so delay any risks for later or for 2019. Give yourself plenty of time for getting lost and for delays. The most intense days are July 24-28. (The retrograde ends a lot lighter than it begins, with a conjunction to the Sun and a sextile to Venus.)

July 20, Retrograde Mars in Aquarius moves into sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries (exact July 31) and square aspect to Uranus in Taurus (exact August 3). These last until August 29 when Retrograde Mars moves back into Capricorn. Mars is providing us an opportunity to heal a wound in its relationship with Chiron during late July and August. This may happen through group and friendship encounters, the causes we champion, the ways we learn to stand up via the Uranus tensions with the Mars-Uranus square. Another possible way to harness these energies is through charitable activities and ventures. Change is the domain of Uranus and Aquarius, a lot of times technical change. With Uranus in Taurus, the arenas could be nature, the earth, finances, relationships, and the arts.

August 1 to September 10 Jupiter in Scorpio trine Retrograde Neptune in Pisces (exact trine was May 25th) and getting closer as Jupiter moves direct to exactly trine Neptune again on August 19 for the final time. This aspect during 2017-2018 is encouraging humanitarianism. Generosity of spirit, truth-telling, and hope are expanding. This is a long-term influence over large numbers of people. It is spiritual in its influence, as well. Destiny is calling us all forth, asking that we investigate and deepen our understanding of what it means to be human in as many dimensions as we are able, as individuals and together.

Saturn in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus. July 9-October 12, Retrograde/Direct Saturn in Capricorn trine Direct/Retrograde Uranus in Taurus (closest September 6). Uranus turns Retrograde August 9 (through January 6, 2019). Saturn is in a dance with Uranus and Chiron starting in July and moving through the months of September and October. This can portend an upgrade and/or major change to your value system(s), with Uranus in Taurus bringing in change to Saturn in Capricorn’s holding space for the systems and teachings that have gone before. In general, take advantage of adjustments to relationships and finances during these months. Changes that occur out of the blue are for your benefit.

Saturn in Capricorn square Chiron in Aries. July 9- September 26, Retrograde/Direct Saturn in Capricorn square Retrograde Chiron in Aries. Chiron in Aries throws either inspiration or upset into the mix depending on its higher octave or lower octave expression. You will realize there is no more hiding from your sensitivities and wounds. I truly hope you’re dealing with old issues or have dealt with them. If not, now is the perfect time for therapy and support. I implore you to avail yourself, as all people will likely find themselves activated by this overarching aspect in cardinal signs. We healers, earth-angels, and light-bearers need to know ourselves and understand our worth and beauty in the face of messages from the world that may tell us otherwise. We can lead, be and become the causes for wellness in the world.

New Planetary Influences…

August 1 to October 19 (exact September 23-24) Saturn in Capricorn quincunx the North Node in Leo. Adjustments to expressing the self, based on a sense of responsibility to the world. You’re developing strength at this time, as you refine your ability to be a presence and work in the world. While you are embodying your inner leader, you may feel the world is holding you back or you are not enough somehow. Rest assured, you’ll overcome this when you put in the work and effort. This is a GREAT few months for hard work and effort! It would be in alignment with planetary energies. In fact, I would be hard pressed to find any of us who will not be putting out serious energy toward self-improvement toward our goals/ambitions or molding our self into a higher level of skill.

August 1 – 12 Retrograde Mars in Aquarius sextile Retrograde Chiron in Aries. During the first part of August, it will be easy to feel courageous. This energy is about truly reviewing and understanding what sacred masculine energy is comprised of. Connection between the sacred warrior or pioneer and the doorway into our greater consciousness and our karma will be opened with this aspect. A generous flow of skill accompanies a sextile connection, and you may find your mindset naturally attuned to know when to act and when to refrain.

August 1-12 Retrograde Mars in Aquarius square Retrograde Uranus in Taurus. Find an area of life in which you can safely express your freedom seeking wild side. The need to be different can be explored under this aspect. It can be full of mistakes, disruption, inventiveness, and breakthroughs. It can also be full of rash actions, unintended consequences, and impulse. Watch out for accidents and taking dangerous risks, especially around electricity.

Sun in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio Aug 3 through 10 (exact August 5). Work to focus on only a few projects, as this can be a time when you feel so exuberant that you believe you can accomplish anything. Practice moderation in all things. Keep your finances in check, especially.

Venus moves into Libra August 7. Relationships take center stage. There’s also a deep need for harmony, peace, and creativity. People will be enjoying their material things and desiring to possess more.

August 7-11 (exact August 8) Venus in Libra oppose Chiron in Aries. You give and give and give and give and give and give and… when will it be enough? Look to early wounds that have left you feeling as if you are not good enough to see how you can make some strides in implementing the insight that sounds so wise when you share with others, but feels so difficult to embody in your own life.

August 7- 11 Venus in Libra trine Mars Retrograde in Aquarius. Close personal interactions are favored during these days, even though this aspect does not occur exactly. It’s a great time to meet someone who will be a fulfilling long-term partner, make a commitment such as marriage or engagement, and in general, to promote relationships. With Mars in Aquarius—a fixed sign—and Venus in one of her home signs, this is a good time for loving, passionate, and long-term relationships.

August 7-12 (exact August 9) Venus in Libra quincunx Uranus in Taurus. Life is like a tornado during these days. Although this may show up in our relationships as a gentle breeze, in our nervous systems, we may feel the indecisive energies swirling about like a destructive force of nature that hits you out of the blue. Give yourself enough freedom as well as attending to your responsibilities. This will help you balance as well as possible to make decisions based upon experiential and tangible insights along with relationship events.

August 7-12 (exact August 8-9) Retrograde Mercury and Sun conjunct in Leo. This is a great time to review and edit your communications and plans. You can rethink how you will approach anything at all during these days. Since Mercury is retrograde, the advice would be to continue or redo something you’ve already started instead of starting something new. Mind and heart will be in alignment.

August 7-13 (exact August 10) Venus in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn. This aspect foretells stress in love and responsibility. It means you may be feeling low, but someone close to you needs your support and may be highly affected if you fail them. You may want to spend some time alone to nourish yourself in order to bypass any loneliness or depression. If you face fear or criticism, chalk it up to the stress of this aspect and let it move past you as you put in extra effort to make relationships harmonious.

August 9-15 (exact August 12) Venus in Libra sextile North Node in Leo. This is a great aspect for meeting the right person at the right time! Enjoy how fate harmoniously supports people and ideas during these days.

August 7 – 15 (exact August 11) Mercury Retrograde in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio. Your high hopes for moving forward my need to be tempered as you deal with the finer details of plans you have in motion. You may be finding it challenging to concentrate, also, so watch for mistakes as a result. Pay attention to how you communicate so you keep from over-estimating your abilities, appearing arrogant, and speaking in an over-confident manner.

New Moon, August 11, Solar Eclipse in Leo. Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo. This August eclipse is inextricably linked to the July eclipses. It will be conjunct Mercury retrograde in Leo, and square Jupiter in Scorpio. There’s also a quincunx aspect to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn.

This will truly be time to let go of people who have become toxic and controlling in your life. Anything that reinforces your compulsions, prejudices, habits that control you, and addictions needs to be surgically removed between now and January, 2019. This isn’t time for indecisiveness but for elimination. You have already realized what needs to happen—you are simply continuing the process during the August eclipse. Mercury conjunct the Moon and Sun provides insight and inspiration for different ways you can adjust your life and yourself that you may not have considered, so spend some time reflecting on approaches for transforming your heart, mind, and soul in order to finish up the Leo/Aquarius theme of self-actualization within the larger community.

August 8- 15(exact August 12) Sun in Leo quincunx Pluto in Capricorn. This marks times when serious decisions or crises emerge that require you to sublimate your ego and let go as a tipping point in your evolution is reached. A person or event will let you know by the pressure or tension you feel what you need to change. Sublimation is the defense mechanism where you change a socially unacceptable action/impulse into a socially acceptable action/impulse. For example, feeling rage over an event and then instead of reacting to it—creating a work of art or a system of social justice are sublimation. In science, sublimation is the change of state from one thing to another—such as from water to ice. In psychology, Freud thought people could sublimate when they were mature (Sun). Jung thought it was a spiritual process and people had little control over the act of sublimation within their psyches (Pluto).

August 13 to November 6 (nearly exact October 10 and October 30-November 6) Uranus in Taurus square the North Node in Leo. These are fixed signs. I wouldn’t be expecting people to budge, and you may be surprised by the stubbornness you see around you during these times. Some people may be fixated on being crowned King or Queen (the Leo influence)—and they may be willing to do very unexpected things to get there. On the higher path, it is time to embody values that are more sustainable and earth-centered. Spend this time spiritually connecting to the earth and loving the planet. This can manifest in many ways—and with Uranus in the mix, how can we pretend to predict? In the past, Uranus (ruling the nervous system of both humans and the planet) has brought earthquakes and seismic activity. In social structures, Uranus in Taurus brought global fascism to the forefront in 1935-1942. However, on a personal level, Taurus is about what you value. Through the year 2026, the foundation of how we relate to our values and the planet is changing. Tension is denoted by a square aspect. The North Node in Leo can bring all of us to our personal crisis and our personal catharsis around our own values and ethics. I wouldn’t spend time trying to directly get others to agree with me, however, as each person will need to make their own decisions. Taurus is about embodiment—not conversation. The best way to convince others during these coming years is to clearly embody your personal values instead of speak them. A human being and doing will be stronger than a human blathering and lying. Also, Taurus can tell the truth by how they feel in their stomach or gut. They’re very physical creatures. So pay attention to when you feel queasy or uneasy, and make sure to rest enough to be in touch with your body. Slow down if you can, and use body signals to guide you—not intellect or emotions or even the heavens. According to the stars, get grounded to get strong.

August 13 to September 25 (never exact) North Node in Leo trine Chiron in Aries. If you pay attention, you can gain a lot of strength by looking at how your sense of self has been violated. How does this keep you from asserting yourself? How are you over-compensating because your sense of self is not strong enough? E.g., do you feel you need to be first at things, or do you operate as if there needs to be a winner and a loser (in which case generally everyone loses!)? Work on pioneering new ways to conceive of your identity during this period, new ways to express yourself, and even new ways of exerting and exercising. Watch for head wounds.

August 13 Retrograde Mars moves back into Capricorn. Capricorn is a cardinal sign and it might be tempting to start something. Mars is still retrograde, however, so it’s not recommended. Continue to wait for circumstances to unfold even though patience is difficult. Work mentally on issues of self-defense, anger, motivation, passion, and power. You can focus on systems, business, and government issues with the Capricorn influence coming to the fore again.

August 20-September 6 (exact September 2-3) Mercury in Leo sextile Venus in Libra. People will be happy to express their love and affection. Schedule some down time with your significant other, or some bonding time with friends and loved ones. Time with children is especially favored with Leo energetically highlighted.

August 23 Sun moves into Virgo. You may begin to focus on your routines, health, animals, and inner guidance during this month. Recommendations? Find your authentic healing fire. Connect to Gaia. Clean something. Make your doctor appointments that you’ve been putting off.

August 27 Mars in Capricorn turns direct and retrograde ends. Fear and hesitation begins to end. It will become easier to assert ourselves again as Mars retraces its steps and moves forward. On October 8, Mars will bypass the degree from which its retrograde initially began, or its “shadow period.” During the retrograde and shadow period, Mars energy is introspective instead of assertive. After October 8, we will no longer need to assess our desires but can act upon them directly again. We will likely see fewer false starts, hesitations, need less rest, and we’ll be able to go faster.

August 23-28 (exact August 25): Sun in Virgo Trine Saturn in Capricorn. These days highlight your long-term goals, achievements, recognition, and balance in your life. You should find it easy to work with little stress. Taking on more responsibility comes with satisfaction and higher feelings of self-worth and contentment. Feel free to mentor younger people and pass on wisdom.

August 23-28 (exact August 25): Sun in Virgo Trine Uranus in Taurus. You will be able to experience your own unique brilliance and maybe widen your social circle if you leave your comfort zone during these late August days. Uranus brings intuitive insights and revelations in a flash. In two earth signs, the adventures you can take can involve paying attention to your body, nature, finances, your routines and rituals, and interactions with the earth in ways unpredictable.

August 22 – 30 (exact August 27) Mercury in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio. Hey! This happened August 11, too! That’s Mercury retrograde for you! Here it is again… Your high hopes for moving forward my need to be tempered as you deal with the finer details of plans you have in motion. You may be finding it challenging to concentrate, also, so watch for mistakes as a result. Pay attention to how you communicate so you keep from over-estimating your abilities, appearing arrogant, and speaking in an over-confident manner.

Full Moon in Pisces, August 26. Mars goes direct on the same day as the Full Moon, Venus squares Pluto, Mercury squares Jupiter, Sun trine Uranus and Saturn. This Moon allows us to finally move forward on the things we have been trying to accomplish since April and May when Mars turned retrograde. The Pisces Full Moon is the culmination that allows for the depth of connection to life that tells us we are unified and connected to the great mysteries of life. We have 2 Pisces Full Moons; one in August and one in September. So retreat and focus on your own healing. Work on cleansing and keep to clear energy. You can be creative and make works of art. Emotions are deep, as Pisces is water energy.

August 23-30 (exact August 27) Venus in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn. Aggressiveness and extreme behaviors may be encountered as either you or others (especially romantic partners) find harmony challenging during this transit. It’s difficult to balance out relationships, and manipulative or pushy behavior somehow seems like a good idea to us. Watch and see what comes up for you to observe where your obsessions and Plutonian control issues are to be found. Libra can also retreat and fly away like a bird, detaching too far, or putting up defenses through language.

August 23 to September 25 (exact September 11-12). Jupiter moves into sextile aspect with Pluto this month (to be even stronger during September). This is one of the major aspects of 2018, with September being its last exact occurrence. It also occurred January 15 and April 14. It portends changes in philosophy, religion, education, politics, and music. Something that is significant to society is changing in a natural progression that is spurred on by the powers that be. Sometimes people are actors in this change, such as you personally getting promoted and career advancement. Sometimes it is spiritual and personal growth. There are powerful influences behind the scenes making changes happen. Reform is on the agenda. Something in your life will coincide with the flow so you can rise to meet the opportunity if you like. Charismatic leaders are likely to emerge and to transform the direction of groups that have to do with businesses, institutions, and systems.

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Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP – in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy – available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your July 2018 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

July 2018 Astrological Trends

A lot of the action in 2018 appears to be going on in June-August. July is again a very active month worthy of note! With an unusual 3 eclipses, Mercury Retrograde, and Mars retrograde, read on, fellow traveler.

Retrograde Mars in Aquarius oppose the North Node in Leo July 1-30 (exact July 18). (See June for more on this long-term Mars-North Node pairing): Assertiveness can be a lifelong study for many people. Some people try to assert themselves over others; some people become passive and allow louder people to take the stage. Often these dramas play out in our closest relationships. Communication and competition often express themselves sideways in our actions, such as addiction, anxiety, aggression, and obsession. Mars is the planet of action and our actions—especially those that feel beyond our control—are being reviewed by the Mars retrograde period in Aquarius. Mars retrograde only occurs every few years, and now is the time for us to slow down and look at how we operate. It’s not only time—it’s destined. In opposition aspect to the North Node in Leo, it’s time for us all to personally look at how our actions (especially our shadow actions) have been operating within our lives and allow our understanding of ourselves to evolve so we can become more in the future. It’s time to release the past and our old stories in order to tell a new one. It’s exciting and revelatory to be essentially reborn, or at least experience a makeover. With Leo/Aquarius involved, this is most certainly happening on a personal scale for us and may be expressed on a group level as well.

Jupiter in Scorpio trine Retrograde Neptune in Pisces all month (exact trine was May 25th) and getting closer as Jupiter moves direct to trine Neptune again on August 19 for the final time. This aspect during 2017-2018 is encouraging humanitarianism. Generosity of spirit, truth-telling, and hope are expanding. This is a long-term influence over large numbers of people. It is spiritual in its influence, as well. Destiny is calling us all forth, asking that we investigate deepen our understanding of what it means to be human in as many dimensions as we are able, as individuals and together.

Last month, Mercury moved through three signs, but in July, Mercury will spend all its time in the sign of Leo. This means we’ll be dwelling on issues of Mercury in Leo trine Chiron and square Uranus July 1-2

Mercury conjunct North Node July 2-6 (Exact July 4): You’ll be able to tell how emotionally secure you feel and how safe you feel by gauging you verbal expression. You may either talk too much or too little. If you feel secure, you will feel free to read, learn, discuss, and exercise your brain.

Mercury Oppose Retrograde Mars July 3-7 (Exact July 5): You want to meditate and relax on these days because this combination carries the potential for rushing, accidents (especially to arms and legs), nervous tension, arguments, aggression, and thought projection. Think twice and speak once. Listen more than talk.

July 3-9, grand water trine Sun 11 degrees Cancer, Moon/Retrograde Neptune Pisces (Moon through Pisces, Neptune 16 degrees), Retrograde Jupiter 13 degrees Scorpio. There is opportunity for deep transformation triggered by family/nurturing and some deep emotions with the moon traveling near Neptune. Use healing and water rituals or energies to allay any stressors at the beginning of the month. Family can be highlighted at this time to beneficial effect. This is during the July 4 holiday in the U.S., and any holiday celebrations that view the country as a larger “family” go with the flow of this astrological aspect. If you are inviting friends, you can treat them as family or talk about the concept of chosen family. With the Mercury and the North Node opposing Mars also during this time, consciously use this grand trine energy to focus on healing and spirituality centered in your heart rather than getting very intellectual or overly-active.

Jupiter turns direct July 10 at 13 degrees Scorpio. Opportunities have been slow but that will start to speed up again. Energy for connecting with others will broaden. Jupiter in Scorpio will continue to keep our focus on serious matters and we will not shy away from intensity. However, there’s a lot of hope for moving forward on issues and we can get to the heart of the matter and exhaust every resource to learn and make progress. Correct any imbalances you may find yourself feeling and focus on emotional nourishment. Mercury is square to Jupiter at the time when Jupiter turns direct, so concentration challenges may leave you focusing on details when you’d like to focus on the bigger picture. Your optimism could blind you to how you’re expressing yourself—you could come off as unaware of how you sound so use care in your speech and communication style. Make sure you keep from over-committing yourself out of a sense of optimism, also.

July 10, Venus moves into Virgo. Venus forms a grand earth trine with Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn through July 16, when the Moon also conjuncts Venus in Virgo. This time period provides support for health and well-being activities. Saturn and Venus can work in conjunction to support disciplines that help to promote both health and wealth. Uranus can help with unexpected benefits.

Eclipses during July and August ask us to make adjustments more quickly than we are used to. It’s a little bit rare to have eclipses overlap in two families of signs, each along an axis, when we have three eclipses in a row. An axis is made up of the signs that sit opposite one another on the wheel of the zodiac. This marks the end of a 2017-2018 series of eclipses along the Leo/Aquarius axis. Eclipses happen during big events in life such as a birth, marriage/engagement, promotion or contract, important travel, sale of a house or a move across the country, surgery, a new course of study, divorce, book publication, etc. Something memorable is frequently happening to you or those you know, and timetables are often accelerated and re-arranged. The themes are linked by the family of signs for a few years and then a new theme begins when the eclipse signs change.

Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse, July 12 8:48 PM: Evolution is upon us, however it shows up. Question your tried and true ways of operating in favor of forming new habits and beliefs about yourself. Write down a new life plan and get ready to set your plan in motion! With the Sun opposite to retrograde Pluto at this time, it appears we are all dealing with balancing out destructive characteristics we’ve picked up along the path somewhere. You probably already know the ingredients that make up the recipe for disaster for you, personally.

For example, this Fall the pace of my life will be moving so much faster and I realize I need to move tasks off my plate to accommodate for the new activities I’m scheduled to incorporate. This means restructuring and surrendering control to my husband over things like the family finances—starting right around the time of this lunar eclipse. Letting go of power and control over something like the money matters is quite Plutonian. If I were to try to hold on to everything and keep adding on activities—that is a recipe for disaster for me, personally.

This is the first eclipse along the Cancer-Capricorn axis. We are slowly moving from eclipses on the Leo-Aquarius axis to eclipses along the Cancer-Capricorn axis. Eclipses bring with them life’s big events, and when something new begins, something else generally ends. The Cancer-Capricorn eclipses are likely to bring events around themes of emotion vs. logic, home/family vs. career, intention vs. result, mother vs. father, past vs. present. This first Cancer eclipse introduces the personal side of the series of eclipses and will work on our psyches more than on external structures in the world.

When Pluto is retrograde, themes repeat until we eliminate the destructive elements. This can have to do with our sense of what is powerful, addictions, spying or manipulation, prejudice, jealousy, theft or violence, and breakdowns or destruction of possessions. Events could occur outside of yourself, if you’ve been resistant to change, or if you’ve been engaging in destructive habits that need to be altered. Consider this Pluto sweeping through to transform your life for the better, whose broom we have zero control over. If you’ve been instigating change in your habits all along, you may find this a gentler time. Even if we’ve been doing our part, big events can occur to accelerate our evolution. It’s a powerful aspect, within a 1 degree orb, so it’s nearly exact. The good news is that this aspect provides for personal mastery over our inner demons through determination and active self-advocacy (the opposite of inner passivity).

The way to advocate for yourself is to use the energy of the earth grand trine between Saturn in Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus, and Venus in Virgo to ground your changes into permanent new ways of thinking (Uranus), believing/acting (Saturn), and feeling (Venus). This is an ideal time to learn how to utilize the trine energy—which you need to seek out through daily meditation and prayer practice—in a methodical structured manner. Earth asks you to do the practice and study aspects—to do the work deeply and humbly—of growing and transforming. If you have talked about spiritual practice and failed to spend an hour to two hours a day in contemplation… If you have not yet found a counselor and mentor to help you work through your past triggering issues, yet can see the value in it for other people… If you keep putting off the changes you know you need to make… Life is asking you to embrace today as the day you stop waiting. Priorities need to be rearranged now in order to flourish. Astrology seems to say time’s up for putting off the healthy new habits. This trine will support you in providing a soft landing and the resources you will need to make a bridge and restructure your personal life.

Sun enters Leo night of July 22. This is the Sun coming home to its own sign, returning to its home country. No longer a diplomat, the Sun can speak its home tongue for a month. This time should spark a sense of fun and joy, with a contagious enthusiasm. Generally abundant goodwill prevails during the month of Leo, and often you can see the child come out even in the oldest of people. In fact, you may wish to surround yourself with children this astrological month. Be generous and playful. The shadow side of Leo is narcissism, selfishness, and lording things over people. The highest expression is sunny creativity, servant leadership, strength, and warm-heartedness.

Aquarius Full Moon total Lunar Eclipse, July 27 2:20 PM: The last Aquarius eclipse in the series of the Leo-Aquarius eclipses is a total lunar eclipse in late July. The Leo-Aquarius family of eclipses have been occurring for about a year and a half, asking us to evolve our relationship between self-determination and collective or community well-being. This final Full Moon eclipse will fire up our emotions in the realm of public welfare and have us questioning what actions we should take as we move into the future. This is a time when we feel self-regulation issues (Sun in Leo conjunct the North Node) are in high focus, opposing the Mars/Moon conjunction in Aquarius. The Sun/North Node are in square, or stress aspect to Uranus in Taurus and trine, or easy, aspect to Chiron in Aries, while in quincunx aspect to Saturn in Capricorn. So there is a lot triggering the Sun, which rules the sign of Leo and is at home. Leo and Aquarius are both fixed signs, with Leo being fixed fire. The Sun represents self-expression and an outward projection of being. It can be creative and purposeful in Leo, or if in shadow expression, narcissistic, self-centered, selfish, and blind. Linked to Uranus in Taurus under stress, the Sun may impulsively form relationships or try to get creative or make financial decisions that are sudden and stressful. Hopefully, Saturn’s adjusting influences will be able to come into play to keep in check Uranian impulses. The hope is that when feelings arise that make us feel we should be taking up a crusade (or worse that we should be playing the role of the bully), we take a step back and realize the feeling is something in the air and should be considered after a long while—not acted upon impulsively. Instead, use the ideas of working on oneself—to increase self-regulation and to understand how one’s wounds affect your functioning—to see how you can be of better service in the world. Or read about history and learn about community organizing as the action you will take. Or study something deeply useful for social justice or society. This is a great time to learn and grow forward as opposed to acting out. You can also use the time to express yourself creatively, as that is a high use of the Leo energy, as well. It’s possible that many artistic works (and manifestos) will manifest themselves during the months prior to January, 2019.

Partial Solar Eclipse August 11 in Leo. This should be mentioned because it is inextricably linked to the July eclipses. It will be conjunct Mercury retrograde in Leo, and square Jupiter in Scorpio. There’s also a quincunx aspect to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn.

This will truly be time to let go of people who have become toxic and controlling in your life. Anything that reinforces your compulsions, prejudices, habits that control you, and addictions needs to be surgically removed between now and January, 2019. This isn’t time for playing games but for elimination. You have already realized what needs to happen—you are simply continuing the process during the August eclipse. Mercury conjunct provides insight and inspiration for different ways you can adjust your life and yourself that you may not have considered, so spend some time reflecting on approaches for transforming your heart, mind, and soul in order to finish up the Leo/Aquarius theme of self-actualization within the larger community.

July 19-24 (exact July 22) Venus in Virgo sextile Jupiter in Scorpio: Best time to schedule a party! Especially to hire someone to do tarot or astrology readings at your party with the Jupiter in Scorpio influence.  Venus in Virgo is all about improvement, too, so if you are moving house or want to do a makeover party, friends will likely be receptive to this. Good time to be with people or expand into places where people can handle the mysteries and depths of life. You can go beneath the surface with ease. You can also find yourself and other charismatic in romance and in travel.

July 23-27 (exact July 25) Venus in Virgo oppose Retrograde Neptune in Pisces: The work during these days is to integrate higher and lower emotions, and/or to balance out ideals with physical or emotional realities. Make sure you keep it real. Take good care of health and keep to physical and spiritual disciplines such as mindfulness and exercise.

July 25-29 (exact July 27) Venus in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn: The end of the month brings the possibility for new love relationships, good friendships, or a rekindling of passion in current relationships. Also, you could spend time redecorating or investing in solid financial matters.

Mercury retrograde in Leo July 26 to August 16. When Mercury retrogrades this July, there’s a Leo Sun-Aquarius Mars opposition Forming a T-Square with Taurus Uranus. This can start out a tense 3 weeks when an air of over-assertiveness means you may wish to practice a good deal of patience and subtlety. Practice honesty, understanding, and use exercise and activity to channel your own energy. Become flexible and open-minded with the Uranian influence. Accidents and breakages may occur, so avoid repairing things yourself. Nervous energy in the air means it’s hard for people to pay attention, so delay any risks for later or for 2019. Give yourself plenty of time for getting lost and for delays. The most intense days are July 24-28. (The retrograde ends a lot lighter than it begins, with a conjunction to the Sun and a sextile to Venus.)

July 26-30 (exact July 28) the Sun in Leo conjuncts the North Node in Leo at 5 degrees. This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.

July 20, Retrograde Mars in Aquarius moves into sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries (exact July 31) and square aspect to Uranus in Taurus (exact August 3). These last until August 29 when Retrograde Mars moves back into Capricorn. Mars is providing us an opportunity to heal a wound in this relationship with Chiron during late July and August. This may happen through the group and friendship actions, the causes we champion, the ways we learn to stand up via the Uranus tensions via the Mars-Uranus square. Another possible way to harness these energies is through charitable activities and ventures. Change is the domain of Uranus and Aquarius, a lot of times technical change. With Uranus in Taurus, the arenas could be nature, the earth, finances, relationships, and the arts.

Saturn is in a dance with Uranus and Chiron starting in July and moving through the months of September and October. This can portend an upgrade and/or major change to your value system(s), with Uranus in Taurus bringing in change to Saturn in Capricorn’s holding space for the systems and teachings that have gone before. In general, take advantage of adjustments to relationships and finances during these months. Changes that occur out of the blue are for your benefit.

Chiron in Aries throws either inspiration or upset into the mix depending on its higher octave or lower octave expression. You will realize there is no more hiding from your sensitivities and wounds. I truly hope you’re dealing with old issues or have dealt with them. If not, now is the perfect time for therapy and support. I implore you to avail yourself, as all people will likely find themselves activated by this overarching aspect in cardinal signs. We healers, earth-angels, and light-bearers need to know ourselves and understand our worth and beauty in the face of messages from the world that may tell us otherwise. We can lead, be and become the causes for wellness in the world.

The dates and details are as follows:

July 9-October 12, Retrograde/Direct Saturn in Capricorn trine Direct/Retrograde Uranus in Taurus (closest September 6). Uranus turns Retrograde August 9 (through January 5, 2019).

July 9- September 26, Retrograde/Direct Saturn in Capricorn square Retrograde Chiron in Aries

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Contact Me!

 Let me know what you think! Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP – in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy – available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your June 2018 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

June 2018 Astrological Trends

Here is a Summertime bonus! Some information on some recent Astrological changes that will affect us for the coming years that you may be interested in as part of this month’s astrology trends! This is an unusually long Astrology Trends report, because Chiron and Uranus moved signs, which only happens every 7 years or so. Get some sustenance—tea, coffee, breakfast—prior to sitting down with this one, my brave star traveler…

Chiron has just entered Aries. It will retrograde back into Pisces on July 4, 2018 through September 25, 2018. Then, Chiron will stay in Aries until 2026. Chiron is a large comet/asteroid, or planetoid, and in Astrology represents the “wounded healer.” In our charts, Chiron shows where we have been wounded and how we work to heal those wounds. Those of us born between 1968-1977 will experience our Chiron return, which can be a time of major awakening and acceptance of who we are (or a crisis of meaning if we have some ego attachments or fears to release yet—either way it will be juicy). A return in astrology means a planet/element has completed a trip around the zodiac since birth. For Chiron, this evolutionary period occurs at age 50-51.

Chiron heals on both an individual and collective level. Medical breakthroughs are one of the highlights of Chiron in Aries. The time that the wounded healer spends visiting Aries provides the opportunity to explicitly face how the world has profited from violence and war. We already see the emergence of issues of identity leading to more courageous and healthy activism despite the painfulness of looking at the many dimensions of things such as police brutality in regard to racism, cultural privilege, historical social justice and imperialism, etc.

We are acknowledging the evidence that nonviolent protest is the best tool in the social justice playbook to fight fascism, despite the narrative that regimes are overthrown by violent mobs or guys with bigger guns. Humanity’s history has carried a social virus that has resulted in violence, aggression and even genocide.  Our own current age is again facing the thoughts and actions from culturally sick individuals who wish to pass along this sort of diseased thinking that strikes at the core of Aries archetypes.

When well, the Aries warrior protects, expands, and inspires the world around them. When sick, wounded, and blood-thirsty, the Aries soldier can act to perpetrate atrocities and destroy the world around them. Chiron can see how the patriarchy has become diseased and toxic and needs to be healed. That healing may begin with opening up the bandages to expose the wounds and cleaning out the places that are infected, which requires enduring and facing a psychically painful solution. Change can involve human suffering, especially when applied to those who currently hold power through violent and desperate methods.

Aries healing is action-oriented. We will see voices rise where pain needs to become power, where the right to of everyone to exist needs to be made real, where vulnerabilities are becoming courage beneath the thrum of today’s inequities, and where we are seeing our weaknesses turning into our strengths. With Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and moving from Aries into Taurus, those who think systems can be used to exploit and exclude vulnerable people will find they are holding the short end of the stick before the story arc is completed. It would be well for us all to find our courage and resiliency. Use the end of 2018 to prepare to let go of our former idea of ourselves and our lives, and move into our new future after spending time preparing for the fight to come (an Aries thing) during the next seven years. If we have not already become familiar with and accepting of our inner warrior during the past year and a half (I would be surprised if not), the next six months is a good time to get comfortable with the idea of advocacy and using your voice, little by little, for at least one issue, in whatever way you feel comfortable.

Chiron Myth

During June, Chiron is moving forward instead of being in retrograde motion—one of the few slower moving bodies that is NOT retrograde, so you can make progress in considering how you will use Chiron in Aries energies to personally heal yourself. This may mean your body—via exercise/sports, a medical procedure, and clean eating—changes. This may apply to your brain and include mindfulness/cognitive techniques and counseling. This may mean a new endeavor, such as going to school or college or beginning a creative study/fellowship. You might decide to change how you look or advocate for yourself in a way you had not considered previously. This may be breaking out of your shell in many forms and fashions beyond what this astrologer can imagine! Whatever occurs, please realize that I KNOW IT IS REQUIRING COURAGE ON YOUR PART. I am proud of you, you beautiful warrior.

Uranus is also moving forward and has begun to move into Taurus from Aries. Uranus moved into Taurus May 15 and will be there until November 16, 2018. Then, Uranus will turn retrograde and back into Aries until March 6, 2019. After turning direct, Uranus will return to Taurus until 2026. Aries is the sign of masculine Mars, but Taurus is the sign of feminine Venus. Uranus is the planet of everything from breakthroughs to innovations to disruptions; electricity to astrology/occult to networks (digital/your nervous system/human networks). It’s time for the energy of Uranus to begin acting in concert with feminine formats, and instead of sudden Aries changes—the Taurus changes will be deep, slow, and lasting. Where it has seemed, our culture was reformatted in recent years to be programmed toward a masculine preference, that will change to a Venusian preference and focus, as Venus is Taurus’s ruling planet. Uranus can cause abrupt shifts at times, and in Taurus the shifts may be seen in the areas of finance, creativity, and emotions/romance. I might interpret the traditional “romance” theme of Taurus to mean gender laws, structures, and cultural norms and also those having to do with people’s rights dealing with things such as procreation, public safety, domestic violence, and other relational issues.

On a personal level, use Uranus entering Taurus to examine your values. Turn to a sense of internal security instead of looking to the external world for your security, because things are sure to change in ways we can’t anticipate during the next 7 years. Allow relationships to change and your ideas about them to expand and grow. Use every resource to become more flexible over time. Allow yourself to change your ideas on beauty and indulge in innovations in artistic and creative expression to the greatest possible extent. Inventions are encouraged, especially in the home, garden, relations and finances. It is encouraged that you nurture the things that empower your inner sense of the divine feminine or goddess-ness, no matter what gender you identify to be.

Planet Uranus

June 1-2 Mercury in Gemini trines Mars in Aquarius: This is the aspect many of those who are fantastic debaters have in their charts. If you wish to make an argument or communicate about something important, here is your chance. Get some work done, give a speech, enjoy your quick thinking, persuade someone of something, make plans, study, and speak. It’s the ideal time to make serious progress on intellectual tasks.

May 28 – June 5, Grand Water Trine. June 1-4 (exact June 2) Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces and Trine Jupiter (exact June 1) in Scorpio for a grand trine in the water signs.  With both benefics, or lucky planets, Jupiter and Venus, in this grand trine—it is likely to be an emotionally blessed first week of June. It’s possible to expect fortune in the areas of family/home, with teachers/truth/discovery, and in your spiritual life. With trines, it’s important to tune into the energy because you need to seek out the favorable energy—kind of like plugging yourself into the wall of the universe like you’d plug a lamp into an electrical outlet and turn on the switch. The benefits are waiting for you, so take a break or some solitude time for yourself in order to align your heart with the flow of ease that’s available. It may be a little rough after a week or two of opposition energy in the skies, so do some guided relaxations or find a spiritual source to help you wind down and relax. You deserve to feel good with a higher vibration than the environment often offers. Allow yourself now to pop back up to the surface of the pool like an inflated beach ball that has been held under the water.

Destiny’s Active Dance! Mars in Aquarius opposing North Node in Leo: June 3 (exact June 12-17)–September 28

June 28: Mars turns retrograde June 28 at 9 degrees Aquarius.

July 16: Exact opposition again to North Node in Leo on July 16-19.

August 13: Mars retrogrades back into Capricorn on August 13. Mars turns direct on August 25. Mars enters Aquarius again on September 10.

September 20: Exact opposition again to North Node in Leo on September 20-23, being in orb until September 28.

The North Node represents our destiny and is one of the major karmic elements in astrology. Mars is the planet of activity and action. This year, it looks as if destiny has written an action plan. Beginning now, in June. The opposition aspect, or relationship, between two astrological bodies, is a relationship where two bodies sit on the chart at 180 degrees from one another. Since Mars will be retrograding throughout the year, Mars will cross the opposition point to the North Node 3 times during its transit in Aquarius. That means Mars will conjunct the South Node at the times it is opposing the North Node.

This means the militaristic, will-power, controlled approach of imposing power won’t work. It won’t come out the way it’s planned. Remember, it’s the North Node that’s designing the action plan, not the human will. Free will needs to let go into divine will, while the North Node asks us to surrender into a much more playful sense of strength in Leo. So if we focus on Leo’s fixed fire, we can look to develop our ability to be inspirational. We develop our heart and our sense of being sovereign. We need to inspire in order to move forward. We need to re-inspire ourselves daily and work on our own steady inner glow as a way to provide motivation to others. Balanced self-assertion is a good integration to achieve.

June 3-7 (exact June 5) Sun in Gemini conjunct Mercury in Gemini: This is another aspect that portends mental clarity. Plan, express yourself, work on finances, send emails, and communicate in general. Short trips and communication with brothers and sisters and friends is supported. You can also begin business ventures or contracts, bargain, buy and sell with confidence.

June 3-9 (exact June 5) Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn: This is a time to work to make sure you don’t create karmic issues that feel like they manifest as black hole level relationships. You can also resolve past (and past-life) issues. Sometimes things can get out of control internally or even expressed externally. Before dramatic or painful experiences exist, understand yourself and any Pluto/Venusian impulses that could destroy your equanimity by practicing self-regulation. You don’t need to venture into the dark world to understand that Pluto rules crime, hard drugs, dark magic, violence, and the urge to power. Venus’s energy can sometimes move toward feeling comfort through any means available (light, dark, and partly cloudy—just get her out of the storm). Pluto could interact with Venus by triggering addiction and other comfort-seeking behaviors. Allow these transits to help you learn your triggers so you positively transform your life over time. An opposition is good for allowing you to observe and integrate the energies of these two planets, so you know yourself better. You can journal when Venus/Pluto interactions occur and see what transpires during this transit. Later, you can determine if a pattern emerges for you, either emotionally or in your environment.

June 5-7 (exact June 6) Mercury square Neptune in Pisces, June 4-10 (exact June 7) Sun square Neptune in Pisces: The mental clarity of the first few days in June ends as Neptune steps into the scene energetically affecting both our minds and vitality. Instead of putting ourselves out in the front of the stage, it’s a better idea to retreat and get creative or meditative. Play some guitar or other music, do some creative writing, and keep yourself bone-scrapingly honest during this transit. Any deceptions will lead to consequences and convolution. As it is, try to avoid being misinterpreted. Keeping to simple communications will serve you well. Bodily, many folks are extra-sensitive to pharmaceuticals and infections, so be easy on yourself where medications and viruses are concerned. It’s a good time to relax and entertain yourself and/or focus on your spirituality. Feel free to let the larger world go out of focus and use Neptune to connect to a higher source for a little while.

Mercury enters Cancer June 12: When Mercury enters Cancer, we may find ourselves listening and communicating from the heart and depending on our instincts and emotions more than ever. Silence now can be as full of meaning as our words. It’s advised to use a softer lens and help people feel comforted during Mercury’s transit through Cancer this month. Relational bonds will likely be strengthened. Intuition is strong.

New Moon in Gemini, June 13: This new Moon in Gemini is a great time to start something new. The only caveat is that there is a quincunx aspect between the Sun in Gemini and Pluto in Capricorn that asks you to sublimate your ego and let go in order to trust a higher power, because along with trying something new—there is likely a build-up of energy around a turning point in life triggered by an event or person. No easy Yes/No answers exist—likely gray areas exist instead. It’s acceptable to make a decision and try a path as a self-exploration and improvement exercise without knowing the outcome and you’ll likely have a positive impact. Compromise is also acceptable. What would be maladaptive would be ceding your autonomy to prop up your ego fears through addictive behaviors, manipulative acts, or violence (there is Pluto’s low-side, or dark-side, again).

June 13 Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus: Uranus is the higher octave planet of the mind, related to Mercury. This combination can give brilliant flashes of insight to support the “something new” you may wish to start on the New Moon. The creative talents you may display are limitless. You may also experience psychic insights during the days surrounding this aspect. You might have a passion for science, mathematics, or computers that is supported by Mercury/Uranus. Stimulating the brain is what these two planets do best.

June 13 Mercury in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: There is the chance to either help or hurt communications during this transit. It depends on your ability to harness Chiron’s energies. Either way is fine; we learn and move forward. Sometimes we play the role of the wise elder in helping to heal through communication and serving as a mentor. Sometimes we experience the hurtful thoughts inside our own minds or from the minds of others. Another third option is to become empty of thought and send loving kindness to yourself, to those your love, to those you feel aversion toward, and to the entire world. Use meditation to train your mind.

June 13 Venus enters Leo: Relationships and values, finances, and creativity start to become fun and outwardly focused. You may find yourself looking at how you appear more than feeling sensitive and reflective about these issues. Indulge in some fun in your relationships. Celebrate how you are handling responsibilities to others and to your money matters, especially if you’re handling your responsibilities with aplomb. You can be proud of your possessions, for example. You can show off your appearance. A great month for makeovers, improvements, and shared creative endeavors.

June 13-17 (exact on June 14) Venus square Uranus in Taurus: These are the days when inner impulses toward freedom are clashing with expectations for stability. How might this come out sideways for you? From all indications, these are merely hungry ghosts knocking on the door. Both Leo (Venus) and Taurus (Uranus) are fixed signs, so likely only fears are at play for these few days. As long as you focus on self-regulation and realize you are stable, you should be fine. Turn your thinking towards thoughts of beauty and love and maybe indulge in some good feeling activities to emerge from any challenges that come up for you. You can get a spa treatment, take some nature therapy (a walk amongst the trees, for example), or have a deep talk with a trusted mentor or therapist. Better these activities than overspending and overeating—one of the risks of this aspect.

June 13-18 (exact on June 15) Venus trine Chiron in Aries: Simultaneously to some fears with Venus square Uranus, healing is promoted as Venus is touching on some deep wounds you have accumulated to your core sense of self. You could be learning something profound about who you are during these exact same days. The tension may also be working in tangent to lead to insight that helps you with a major healing and learning moment.

June 15 Mercury oppose Saturn retrograde in Capricorn: Even if you hear bad news or encounter challenges with contracts, communications, etc.—please realize this is the energy in the air due to this challenging aspect. If you can schedule to sign any important documents on some other day this month, avoid June 15. Use the phrase, “let me sleep on it,” if you’re asked to make any decisions. This is the most challenging day because so many people will be experiencing negative thinking and sadness. On the other hand, this is a good aspect for research and independent intellectual work. Serious reflective conversations can benefit. If you find yourself pessimistic, back up and restart your mental process because pessimism would be a mere mirage. “Don’t believe everything you think…”

June 18-22 (exact June 20) Venus conjunct North Node in Leo: When Venus moves to the same degree as the North Node in Leo, it’s karmic timing to examine our values in relationship to other people and to our self-worth as well. We may look at our need to feel special and what that means to our lives and how to move forward in how we express our ego selves. We may make profound decisions about how we handle money or resources, either because of events or because of a relationship. We may make creative choices that impact our spirits and our lives tremendously, and other people may view us differently. We might have past life memories that inform creativity or artistic expression. Our lives will be touched in some way, and it may affect how we appear, as well. Our self-definition will help us to radiate a new awareness moving forward. It is perfectly OK to focus on ourselves because we’re at a growth moment. It’s also great to help others as they learn.

June 18-23 (exact June 20-21) Venus in Leo oppose Mars in Aquarius: There’s a sense of competition when Venus and Mars are opposed. Venus wants to create in Leo—is feeling quite passionate and needs to see meaningful accountability from relationships—while Mars feels there are important intellectual group accomplishments to carry forth—and in unpredictable ways wants to improve things in the community. Luckily, they both agree on improvement. Venus is focused on the individual and Mars is focused on the group. Venus is the heart; Mars the head. Since Venus is conjunct the North Node, this astrologer is inclined to believe the heavens wish for us to take a breather from the intensity of the past few years and listen to the heart. We can’t keep pushing without taking time for self-care and the care of individual people. Aquarius energy is often focused on what is perceived as freedom and can become obstinate at times.

June 19 Neptune turns retrograde at 16 degrees Pisces: Neptune is retrograde a lot—about forty percent of the time. When retrograde occurs, an event or relationship can trigger you to come down to earth in some way and show you a place in your life where you have been passive or hiding out. You may find yourself facing a fear, a pain, or an exposure that you’d like to avoid. Get ready to get assistance. You may wish to find a doctor, therapist, counselor, mentor, coach, or practitioner who can help you manage during the next 6 months or more as you integrate new information about your health and well-being into life. It’s a great time for self-assessment, acceptance, increased self-awareness, self-improvement, and spiritual engagement for all of us. Our journeys are constantly evolving and if we’re lucky, they are long. We have a lot of learning, growing, and challenges to embody. Neptune will help us connect to the highest expression of our selves.

There’s a water grand trine when Neptune turns retrograde that you can “mine” if you put out some spiritual request energy. The potential of this can go untapped, however, if we don’t actively seek out and plug into the water energy opportunity that will be available. On June 19-20-21, the grand trine of Mercury in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces occurs.

This is a great healer and creative energizer. If there is any need for support in setting off on a journey, Jupiter and Mercury will provide support on these days. Also, these planets will help with legal, religious, research, study, language, philosophy, and business successes. This period would be a great time to sign contracts. Mercury and Neptune provide support for poetry and creative writing, music, and dance. Your empathy will be increased. Senses will be fine-tuned. You can communicate well beyond language. Jupiter and Neptune provide a community spirit—hope, optimism, generosity. A sense of freedom and generosity pervades the atmosphere if you are attuned. Dreams, visions, and meditations allow you to feel happy and content. Romance and friendship are abundant. So any spiritual requests consciously called in at this time to help with the adjustments that a typical Neptune retrograde kicks off will be strong and supportive for you.

June 20 Sun enters Cancer: Thoughts turn toward caring and nurturing yourself and others through this month. You may also begin to focus more on the home. Either home improvements or being more home-based. You may experience emotional vulnerabilities either in yourself or others. Discussions about feelings and protection may be overheard more. Family is a major area of concern. People may retreat into their “shell” as the crab is the animal represented by the sign of Cancer. Read some good books, act the nurse, do some home-making.

June 20-25 (exact June 22) Sun in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus: Although routines may not be appealing or even possible, creativity and comfort is highlighted as you’re encouraged to try something new. Flashes of insight occur, and you have the freedom to try something new and exciting. New discoveries and changes are possible.

June 20-27 (exact June 23) Sun in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: Our charm and self-respect can take a hit under this aspect. It’s a challenge to keep our center in a state of steady fusion and avoid “sun-flares” when Chiron and the Sun are in hard aspect. We can feel like we need to over-compensate to prove ourselves or fall into a victim mode and let others make all our decisions for us or “save” us. It’s good to let ourselves meditate on keeping steady. During this time, we may feel the world is filled with authority figures who seem to have the answers. It is OK to be a self-advocate even if we feel weakened or insecure, even if sometimes we are not up to a high skill level on being able to communicate yet. Also, look out for staying out of addictive behaviors during these days.

June 21-24, Mercury oppose Pluto in Capricorn (exact June 23): A good time for research and relationship counseling. A bad time to put forth propaganda or deal with psychological abuse from anyone. Avoid pressure from people or, alternatively, using your own power to intimidate others. Not a time to engage in debate. Avoid conspiracy theories. Investigate things.

June 22-27 (exact June 25) Venus square Jupiter in Scorpio: A good time for enjoying yourself (but look out for over-indulging in things like food and drink) but not so good for concentrating and working. Also, watch out for spending too much money, as well. This is the least stressful of the square aspects. Just try to act in moderation.

Full Moon in Capricorn, June 27: This Full Moon is conjunct to Saturn, and Saturn is retrograde in Capricorn. This brings out the elements of Saturn that have to do with restriction and the home/family (Cancer is opposite Capricorn and the Sun sits in Cancer). June 24-30 (exact June 26) Sun in Cancer opposes Saturn retrograde in Capricorn. So, balancing out needs in regard to structuring and learning could cause you to be disrupted somehow in your home or away from your home during the two weeks that follow this full moon, prior to the eclipse on July 12. The good news is that most of the crisis is embedded in conscious or subconscious fears that don’t appear to manifest. These are mirages in your mind alone. You will learn about that in July. For June, your challenges will be with the home, parents, and children. You may experience feelings of rejection or depression that can be ameliorated through emotional maturity and self-discipline. Healing can be achieved through examining your own “stuff” and using Saturn’s tests as an opportunity to become an ethical actor in the drama of your life. Nurturing others and closer bonding is a high likelihood and valuable outcome as you recognize and shake free of past beliefs and habits.

June 29 Mercury moves into Leo: Mercury in Leo means we will all feel the urge to talk about ourselves a little more loudly and get out there to promote ourselves in the spotlight. Selfie time! Get your photos taken and share them with your friends. Enjoy Facebook and Instagram! Enjoy feeling confident in the community.

June 29-July 1, Mercury in Leo square Uranus in Taurus (exact June 30): A lack in concentration during this period is offset by the excitement to the change in daily routine. There can be unexpected news, an increase in the tempo of life, an electric feeling (even nervousness/anxiety), and maybe communication mishaps. You could miss some vital information, but on the upside, you could see an innovative perspective you have not previously considered. You may have original thoughts and breakthrough to a new level of consciousness. Avoid making firm plans, remain flexible, and enjoy the unexpected.

June 29-July 2, Mercury in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (exact July 1): What a lovely, healing aspect to end the month upon! A great time for a healing conversation. This is a healing voice bringing remedies and messages to us all, through the element of fire.  Aries and Leo mean action and movement, and Mercury is a fast worker in the zodiac, and Mercury in Leo can provide a fixed fire energy to complement the Chiron wounded healer – in Aries Chiron is an inspirational force. This means to me that the things that happened in June will light a healing fire for July. Fireworks celebration, anyone?

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Your May 2018 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

May 2018 Astrological Trends

All month long:

Jupiter in Scorpio continues to trine Neptune in Pisces May 1-September 9 (Exact on May 25 and August 19). This is a long-term influence that provides an influence toward community, a spirit of giving and receiving, and a connection to the larger universe to provide us with the justice and expansion. It requires you to reach for your visions, however, and in May there is a lot of opportunity for you to connect with your higher self and with collective energies as well as higher powers to create heaven on earth as much as possible. The idea that we are co-creators of heaven, instead of passive recipients to some authority, is a very real part of spiritual and moral development. As we use our relationship with the divine, so the world around us flows. We progress from a concrete set of understandings into a more flexible sense of reality, and Jupiter and Neptune can help us to advance our human experience into new territory this year if we allow ourselves to grow. This involves not only transcendence but becoming microscopic with our attention to what it means to be human and in relationship on all levels—and Pisces and Scorpio take us to every dimension we can imagine. That is the gift from water signs. Water provides greater resistance than air, greater flexibility than earth, and greater soothing than fire. Scorpio is the depth and power of the largest ocean. Pisces is the integration of the element itself—able to take any form—from ice to liquid to steam. The trine aspect is beneficial, allowing you to find your depth in creative projects, social justice, spiritual activities, a higher standard of values, ethics, and helping others, defining and institutionalizing human rights, helping others informally, making sacred spaces, mentoring and teaching, and many other manifestations I am unable to imagine.

Chiron moved from Pisces into Aries on April 17. The first few degrees (zero and one) on any sign—especially Aries, which is the first sign of the zodiac, so essentially the first two degrees of the entire 360 degree circle of the zodiac—are powerful. May is a time where we are getting out of complacency. It’s a time where one’s sense of being has been violated and we are either examining that or a wound may be perpetrated. Head wounds occur in the sign of Aries. Over-compensation may be observed, when people try to be the first in everything. Hand-in-hand with this is pioneering service in which people come to be of great service to humanity. Chiron engenders the energy of healing and self-regeneration. Alternatively, it brings to bear the perpetrator and the maverick.

Saturn in Capricorn quincunx the North Node in Leo May 1-31. All month long, you may keep wondering if the changes you are making are pushing too far. How will you do when the you, you have always known, pushes past into new territory? You will have to please yourself as you move forward and may need to develop some very new ways of evaluating how to be in the world that are uncomfortable. What you have been taught up to now may not suffice for the future and will need to be adjusted. The old rules no longer support what is necessary for the evolution of your soul’s journey. Rethinking and restructuring your automatic behaviors, systems, rules, and boundaries may become a daily activity as you integrate your changing identity.

Within May:

May 1-2, Sun square North Node in Leo. We all are at a point of destiny where you need to decide if you’re going to cling to the past (and this is a past-life link) or move into your future. It is a point of allowing and letting go. The key is to allow ourselves to feel our own unique identity as much as possible, as the sign of Leo is asking us to let go of the past in favor of a creative future. Be willing to create something new. The Sun in Taurus asks you to embody the new at this time.

Venus in Gemini sextile North Node in Leo May 1-5. A lovely karmic aspect that allows you to meet partners, enjoy loving relations, and communicate romantically about issues involving destiny.

May 1-3, Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. A drive to push through is stimulated. Use it wisely and instead of ruthlessly getting your way or engaging in power struggles, use it to exercise or finish something.

May 1-6 Jupiter Sextile Pluto. This is the end of a transit that peaked in April that provided legal and business influence. You could have the ability to better yourself or have found solutions or resources to improve your conditions, especially professionally.

Sun in Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces May 2-10. This is a time to focus on the quiet sensitivity inside that allows you to read people and situations. For example, my experience is that I find myself seeing a few moments into the future. It becomes difficult to distinguish between the present moment and a few seconds into the future because my senses tell me what is about to occur. It takes great attention to ferret out what is being presented as a prediction vs. what is being experienced, and with Neptune dissolving the barriers between dimensions, time, etc., how much does it matter? Well, it matters when we are driving. It may be interesting to see how Neptune and the Sun interplay for you—does it show up in your body, like it does for me, or in your dreams perhaps? Do you hear ancestors (voices) or auditory messages? Have you tried automatic writing, journaling or creative arts?

Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces May 4-10. Take care with all perceptions in relationships. You and others may not be able to see clearly through the veil of this stress aspect, which is no big deal in a healthy relationship for a few days. In a toxic situation, however, this can escalate to a downward spiral. Also, take care not to do any self-harm in the realm of substance abuse, overeating, and over-indulging in anything injurious.

May 6-15 Mars in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries. You have a wild side that wants to be unharnessed. How can you do this and keep from blowing up the world? This aspect states we may not be aware of how our desire to experiment may lead us to mistakes and unintended consequences that affect places that have restrictions, rules, and structures.

May 5-8, Mercury in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn. The more you push your thoughts and theories onto others, the more they will push back. You know you’re in a zero-sum game when it’s more about the argument than the content. Keeping an open mind is the actual win during this transit.

Then, May 8-13 Mercury in Aries moves into square with Mars in Capricorn, which has just moved past its conjunction with Pluto. Remember to act with caution and tact during these days. Rushing and impulsive actions will lead to wrong conclusions, rushed decisions, and foot-in-mouth situations. These could result in arguments, disagreements, and fights. Avoid decisions and negotiations where you can. In fact, stay in your room under the covers. Yes, do that. Or run a mile in a secluded forest.

Sun in Taurus opposes Jupiter in Scorpio May 5-12. Sun trine Pluto in Capricorn May 8-15, On May 15, the New Moon also trines Pluto in Capricorn. This New Moon and the Sun aspects to Jupiter and Pluto in the days surrounding it portend a time of deep and intense personal experiences for people where they examine their egos and find success only if they do not let greed go to their heads. It says that success will fall into place with very little effort based upon past previous good deeds and service to others. Those with tendencies toward lack of self-control may have trouble with excess and wasting any good fortune that arises, giving way to the opportunity to examine their own actions and internal drives in order to promote growth (which could still be seen as good fortune). Pluto is adding a depth to the karmic nature of the personal transformation at this New Moon.

Also, May 8-16, Mercury is sidling up to be in conjunction with Uranus at the final degree of Aries and as they both change signs from Aries to Taurus. Then Mercury moves into Taurus on May 13. Uranus moves into Taurus on May 15. Mercury conjunct Uranus at 29 degrees and then at 0 degrees gives a boost of energy to the already strong insights you get from the conjunction. You can do your brilliant thinking on these days of the month. You may find you have flashes of insight and speak a lot faster. Maybe you can barely keep up with your thoughts. If you want to wander outside your routines, it is a great time for that, because you’ll be easily bored. Go ahead and be erratic and interesting.

Then, Mercury trines Saturn in Capricorn while squaring the north node in Leo from May 16-21. Now, with Saturn’s influence, it is time to settle down and concentrate. You can catch up on paperwork and attend to details during these days. Corral the ideas that flew into life the past week. While the square to the North Node may have you wishing to play, spend some time at work, too.

On May 16 Mars enters Aquarius. Mars in Aquarius provides energy for a larger picture in life. We may change our focus to humanitarian and social justice issues.

Then Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus May 16-27. Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus is different in that Mars in Aquarius amps up the social rebellion and disruption energy while Uranus in Taurus changes its focus of unexpected events to the subjects of relationships, finance, and creativity. Mars and Uranus still want to express something wild together—it’s the subject matters that change.

Venus sextile Uranus May 17–21. An excellent time to meet new friends and be sociable. Also, a good time to indulge in entertainment and creativity.

Venus enters Cancer May 19. We may find ourselves feeling very tender and focused on our family relationships during the time of Venus in Cancer. Our emotions come to the forefront.

Venus square Chiron in Aries May 19-23. Conflicts may emerge in relationships. You may feel others doubt you, or you may have an inner conflict regarding a relationship. Balance may be what you’re seeking, or you may desire more than you feel you’re getting.

Sun moves into Gemini May 21. We will find ourselves wanting to be with people more. Our curious nature emerges, although our energy may scatter as well. We may or may not focus but we will enjoy our Gemini month.

Mars trine Sun in Gemini May 21-29. This is one of the best aspects for self-confidence and creativity. Start new projects, take initiative, enjoy your partners, and remain conscious of what you are doing. Use your instincts and use this boost from the stars.

From May 21-26, Mercury in Taurus opposes Jupiter in Scorpio while trining Pluto in Capricorn from May 24-27. You may be able to talk anyone into anything while Mercury trines Pluto, but the big Mercury-Jupiter ideas you have need harnessing. There’s a danger here of unrealistic expectations that needs to be narrowed down to what is achievable and there’s the sign for a need to focus and make things smaller than what is pictured in the mind. This is especially true in business at this time. So be willing to questions the ideas that emerge during this opposition. Find the balance between boring and disruptive.

Venus in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn May 24-29. Taking a retreat will serve you well if you run into relationship problems. Trying to work things out will only make them worse. Possible financial difficulties will be helped through preparation work.

May 29, Mercury moves into Gemini. Mercury is at home in Gemini. Your mental faculties will be at their peak and your mind should feel stimulated and happy.

Full Moon in Sagittarius May 29. The Full Moon sextiles Mars. There’s a playful and competitive spirit to this time. You can feel compelled to seek intimacy with a significant other, family, and friends. Fight for a worthy cause, seek refuge with your clan/tribe, and find a new mate this Full Moon.

May 30-June 3, Mercury in Gemini trines Mars in Aquarius. Mind and motion will be moving in harmony. Enjoy a time at the end of the month where your mouth and your hands will be working together in your life, even if they are working at high speed.

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Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP – in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy – available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your April 2018 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

April 2018 Astrological Trends

Springtime Morning Prayer: May my life and my efforts benefit [insert specific person or group]. May they be happy. May they be free from suffering. May they dwell in the connection to spirit and live in their highest potential as their highest selves.

April arrives with Mercury retrograde snuggling close to the Sun in Aries, amplifying its effect of intuition and action-oriented life review. Saturn and Mars, who are moving together in Capricorn, are still in loose square to the Mercury/Sun duo, so the question is: have you been acting and thinking out of your highest level of moral development? If so, you may find yourself in a joyous place, resolving things that have been weighing on your mind, with Venus having just moved into her sumptuous home sign of Taurus after her conjunction with Uranus at the end of March. In relationships and finances, this could have brought up some unexpected urges and situations that should calm down in April.

If, instead, you find stress occurring as April opens, spend time actively engaging Saturn’s principles of letting go of your ego in order approach life humbly. Saturn’s lessons ask us to play fair with no exceptions and to learn to become our highest selves, both in the material and the spiritual dimensions. Mercury retrograde asks us to review the past for any stress points that may have triggered our behavior in the present. The current astrology can set us up nicely to affect the future positively—whether that means changing how we approach our health, our relationships, how we treat ourselves and talk to ourselves inside our minds, or how we survive in the world. With Mars in the mix, it’s a time for direct action and change. We can choose to change habits, move, journey, change our minds, journal, travel, make an announcement, change a policy, etc. Easter and Monday, April 2 are the days to inspire these generous changes.

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The Sun moves into exact conjunction with the North Node Monday, April 2. That’s also when Venus in Taurus begins to approach a trine aspect to the Mars/Saturn conjunction in Capricorn. What a perfect day to begin implementing changes you are inspired to make, as the trine earth energy will boost your potential for success. This influence lasts through about April 11, so labor-intensive projects can be planned for these dates.

I would be remiss to fail to mention the romance potential of this steamy Venus-Mars earth trine! Its connection is even longer. Mars moves away from Saturn (so the heavy energy falls away on April 11), but the steamy romance energy continues all the way from April 2 through April 17 or so. Please enjoy wisely… including if you’re looking for times to “put a ring on it,” plan a Spring marriage, or make any romantic gesture. Especially after Mercury turns direct on April 14, romantic commitments are favored, although I would never let Mercury retrograde sway me from planning anything, given other favorable aspects.

April 15 is the New Moon in Aries. This adds a lot of energy to new romantic beginnings right after Mercury stations direct. The Sun and Moon are conjunct Uranus on this New Moon. This is another extra boost for the unexpected. A lot of spiritual support, intuition, and emotion comes bundled with this New Moon. I hope everyone will start something new that is dear to their heart on April 15! I expect unexpected good news.

The day that Mercury turns direct, the Sun approaches its exact conjunction with Uranus in late degrees of Aries. People may be realizing they are stronger than they had imagined, or new (especially scientific or humanitarian/revolutionary) ideas may be pioneered on these days, from April 14 through 20.

On the day Mercury turns direct, a long-term aspect that is present all month becomes exact. Jupiter sextile Pluto is a powerful behind-the-scenes positive aspect that is bringing positive change along with it. This is something quite beyond personal control, as they are both non-personal, outer planets and furthermore, located in signs that have to do with the depths of experience (Jupiter in Scorpio) and the structures of the world (Pluto in Capricorn). There are people involved in the changes, and maybe we are even some of them, but we probably won’t even understand our parts, or the profound nature of our present actions, until well after the unfolding events of the present time. So, we are living in exciting times but the best we can do is what is in front of us, and there is nothing we can do to move things along. We are all here to play our parts; live our dharma, so to speak. It’s a lesson in fate and destiny combined.

On April 20, the Sun moves into Taurus and the world’s heartbeat mellows if you put your stethoscope down to the ground. You may feel like getting out to nature lots more for the end of April and May. Gardening and general physical health can be a very enjoyable focus.

From April 15 through April 20, Venus in Taurus opposes Jupiter in Scorpio. Great time to relax as long as you keep from over indulging. Probably going to be difficult to get much work done during these dates. Try to get stuff done in the early part of April. With Venus also trine Pluto mid-month in Capricorn, issues of romance and money may emerge. Relationships may seem particularly intense or obsessions amplified. One thing that may be favored is decorating or redesigning.

April 17, Saturn begins its retrograde period. This will last until September 6. Saturn will move from 9 degrees Capricorn to 2 degrees Capricorn during these months. Saturn is the planet that tests us. Like any good teacher, Saturn will retest us and allow for extra credit when we need some makeup work. So whatever issues we’ve been going over during the past 3-4 months, prepare to go over them again, and deeper. For me this, will likely be body and weight loss issues. I will continue to need to be explicitly clear and clean about my intentions to treat my body with the utmost attention during the upcoming Saturn transit, maintaining a rigorous exercise routine in addition to a drastically changed eating lifestyle. It has had major results, and Saturn is asking for even more. Capricorn is about restructuring, and the restructuring that has happened has been physical for me (earth energy at its finest for sure). What is being restructured and restructured again for you? Likely it will be as humbling and enriching as it has been for this friendly astrologer.

Pluto turns retrograde in Capricorn on April 22, and this retrograde lasts until September 30. Pluto will move from 19 degrees Capricorn to 17 degrees Capricorn. Pluto retrograde asks us to examine how we use our power and control. Are we letting others control us or do we have healthy self-control? How are our boundary issues going? It’s a nice time to get reflective and think about empowerment of ourselves and others, and turn toward positive instead of obsessive behaviors.

April 23 (exact April 25) through April 28, Mercury returns to square Saturn again as it moves forward. This time Saturn is retrograde. It changes the dynamic so that the hard mental work required may feel like an albatross you are carrying for these few days. Communicating may be difficult.

April 21 through May 2, Mars moves into conjunction with Pluto. It’s a good time to work independently on what you’re passionate about. There’s a lot of intense ambition in the air and it’s hard to see straight because people are so intent on getting what they want during a Pluto-Mars conjunction. Like they can’t stop themselves from ruthlessly moving forward. So, keep it low-key if you can. Use it as a burst of creativity instead of a burst of aggression. Instead use the Sun trine Saturn aspect’s energy to focus on mutual respect and understanding. If you want to take on more responsibility, look at the ethics and hard work needed to get there, and think about what guidance you would need from an elder.

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Contact Me!

 Let me know what you think! Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP – in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy – available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your March 2018 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

March 2018 Astrological Trends

March comes in like a lamb, and goes out like a lion.

BRITON RIVIÈRE, UNA AND LION, 19th Century

BRITON RIVIÈRE, UNA AND LION, 19th Century

 

 

 

 

 

March 1 starts with a Full Moon in Virgo and Venus trine Jupiter (arguably astrology’s most beneficial aspect). While you want to watch for overindulgence, you can find yourself enjoying a holiday, relaxation, love, investment, the arts, creativity, and expressions of affection of all sorts. One of the overindulgences to look out for is idealizing others, however, with the Full Moon on the Virgo-Pisces axis. Make sure to keep from exposing yourself to the predatory nature of others as you traverse the social world. Use good and faithful judgment and keep your wits about you as the Sun is hugging Neptune in Pisces and the Moon is in opposition aspect to both of them. This gives a flavor of not only Jupiter over-indulgence, but Neptune self-deception as well. It’s so nice to have a soft view of the world, but carry the skill of discernment in your heart alongside your higher self.

Also, be aware this can manifest on a physical level. Indulgence in substances such as alcohol or processed sugar can weaken your immune system and render you susceptible to an infection or virus. Items such as fast food can leave chemicals in our bodies that render our digestive systems in shock. It’s difficult to understand our sensitivities unless we give ourselves a break from the environments that surround us, and take a break from the constant barrage of messages about substances and indulgences. Advertisers would have us busying ourselves with constant thoughts of what do I need next? What might we think instead if we were free from their brain washing? What does true relaxation even mean?

Equally, mind-viruses or energy viruses can be passed from person-to-person if we are not minding our personal energy space. If we find we’ve picked up toxic vibes such as anger or aggression following an interaction, we can breathe in golden energy like an egg around our body and breathe out a waterfall of gray or silver going out of our feet until we feel centered again.

The Full Moon trine Saturn assures me that there is plenty of support for us to find solid ground during these first days of the month amidst the two weeks around this Full Moon phase. If you are wondering, trust common sense, responsibility, and rational thinking over instinct at this time. Trust your mentors and ancestors. Also, if you are doing things that are healthy, exercising, seeing medical providers, etc., during the first few weeks of March consider yourself on track.

One technique to harness the Saturn and Pluto earth and Neptune and Jupiter water energies during this month is visualization. Strong visualization skills reprogram our subconscious mind through the reticular activating system (RAS). Since the mind thinks and communicates in pictures instead of words, using images like in a movie to imagine your reality makes your body respond as if the images in your mind are real. When you use your senses, and feel as fully as possible into the visualization, you can create new realities into your life. Spend a few silent minutes each morning in March to inhabit the future you would like to create. This will help you achieve your heart’s desires!

March 9-13, Mercury in Aries squares Saturn in Capricorn. It seems like a stress aspect involving communications between individuals and institutions or systems. It may be hard to find the right things to say and you will perhaps want to do your intense mental work alone rather than in a group, or you may need help from experts.

March 11-16, Venus follows up with a square to Saturn, implying a blow or challenge to one’s personal sense of self-worth. It may be difficult to feel independent and accepted, so if you feel a little down during these days, please know it is temporary. The stress may show up in the areas of finances, creativity, or romance/love. You may wish for support but you may end up needing to be the one supporting others. Make sure to attend to/keep up with any responsibilities on these days instead of giving in to the urge to ignore them. During the same time frame, March 10-16, the Sun in Pisces trines Jupiter in Scorpio, so you can use this sister aspect, one of the best aspects in all of astrology, to call in good fortune. Even though Saturn asks you to be responsible and thorough, you can be assured your efforts come with outstanding gifts! It may be the old adage—played by the music of the stars—what is good for us does not always feel good. Your benefits could be personal, spiritual, or material.

The New Moon occurs on March 17 at 28 degrees Pisces. The Moon and the Sun are in conjunction to Chiron in Pisces and in square aspect to Mars in Sagittarius. Mars also Trines Uranus in Aries. Chiron is the wounded healer and the wounds being examined late in Pisces may have to do with either extreme misfortune (poverty, adverse childhood events, suicide, the death or loss of a loved one, etc.), gender issues (with the Mars aspect), or accidents (plane, auto, drowning, etc.)/natural events (floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.). The New Moon square Mars suggests a challenge to our ego self that can only be overcome by connecting to the higher self and that this needs to be channeled constructively. This may manifest on a personal or a collective level. The beneficial connection between Mars and Uranus seems to mean that sudden insights are possible at this time if tactics like curiosity and investigation are used. Look for the unexpected—meetings, chance encounters, fleeting thoughts, intuition, inspiration, quick changes, science, the online world, technology… The Uranian distractions are likely the path forward. Instead of sticking to routines, make sure you follow the signs from spirit. Allow yourself the excitement of Uranus’s voice in your life from March 8-19. The square from Chiron to Mars is active from March 8-19.

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The square from the Sun to Mars is active from March 16-17 and then again on March 20-29. When the Sun moves into Aries on March 20, and Mars has moved into Capricorn the aspect becomes a fire-earth energy instead of a fire-water energy. This means there are Sun ego drives that want to start a fire with actions to defend and fight, while Mars has moved into Capricorn, where people are domineering and hide behind “the system” when threatened. It’s simply a great time to retreat and keep to your own counsel, allowing yourself to use this fire-earth energy for personal rituals and prayers instead of falling for the bait of public debate and discourse. You will know you’re on the right track if you end up following your exercise or health plan instead of ending up exhausted. Use the Mars-Sun connection physically and spiritually instead. During this same period, Mars is approaching its conjunction with Saturn, which means Saturn is asking astrologically that we test our personal actions for accountability.

Between March 16-22, an aspect occurs that is very dear to my heart because it occurs prominently in my chart! Venus and Mercury are conjunct in Aries. The Venus-Mercury conjunction provides a wonderful time for diplomacy and communication about love and creativity. The head and heart are together, and in Aries this is a passionate union! Instead of focusing on the issues of the day, focus on the people you love if you would like to be in relationship during this time frame. It’s a wonderful time to spend telling the people you care for that you love them. If you would like to surprise a loved one with an expression of your love, this is a nice time to do that. You can find peace and enjoyment in creativity, writing, making new friends, and pioneering or initiating something new (even a new partnership).

In fact, the Mercury-Venus conjunction, and what it brings up for you, previews the issues that you will deal with during the Mercury retrograde period that begins March 22 and ends April 15. If you are meeting new friends or lovers, you may feel strong feelings of déjà vu or have past life memories during the retrograde phase. You may find yourself processing thoughts of friends you have not thought about in a long time, or encountering people from the past—since Venus is a social planet. You may examine and transform parts of yourself that have profound effects on your social interactions and social self, as Venus square Pluto occurs during the Mercury retrograde period. There is a new start energy in Aries that will not be denied, as if life is planting us like seeds in its garden. It’s usually fast and furious when it comes to Aries. In Aries, events do not always unfold skillfully and smoothly. Pluto’s involvement means a depth of change that cuts into the arena of “beyond our control” which signifies life is being lived through us and we sometimes become achingly aware that we are not the center of the universe. When touched by this vastness, our coping mechanisms can sometimes turn toward attempting to control more and more of our personal space. This would be a mistake. A better approach would be to relax and accept the Pluto changes and learn new ways to be as the Aries Spring equinox does its best to renew our lives. We want to be the seeds that take root and blossom; not the seeds that fly away on the winds of change.

March 26-30, Venus conjuncts Uranus in Aries and there is an energy of attraction to the unusual, extraordinary, and exceptional in the area of romance, creativity, and finance. This is a fleeting energy so allow yourself some room for expression but make sure to understand it’s a passing curiosity and passing impulse. Uranus can give a wild stir to the imagination for a few days.

March 26-April 1, the Sun in Aries squares Saturn in addition to Mars in Capricorn. This adds a more sobering influence to the end of March. In addition to Saturn (in its home sign of Capricorn at present—so its influence is strengthened) asking Mars if actions are practical and prudent, that wisdom guides the warrior, and that anger is transformed into disciplined and long-term actions—Saturn will also challenge the Sun in Aries to assure that self-control, self-discipline, and wisdom rule the day over the abdication to ego and authoritarianism. The karmic nature of these dramas is assured astrologically because the Sun is also trine the North Node in Leo, and the North Node and Saturn are Astrology’s two main signifiers of karma. This means a sober feeling and some possible internal/projected conflicts occur near month’s end.

What occurs for you—is on schedule and is important for you to process as part of your fate and destiny. The stars, angels, and deities are watching you and rooting for you! They are on your side and wishing for your success in overcoming any conflicts and karma that emerges at this time. Keep an eye out for your particular part to play. (Again, you may not be the center of any of the drama—and in that case—I applaud you for having very little karma to work out! Yay!)

The March 31 Full Moon at 10 degrees Libra integrates the themes of Saturn’s wisdom and Mercury’s retrograde (Since the Sun and Mercury are conjunct in Aries), as well as the North Node’s destiny touchpoint at this moment in time. This Full Moon asks us to take a full in-breath and out-breath and truly stop to realign ourselves (quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces) before moving forward this Spring. Much is asked of us in life at this time. A Full Moon is a time for us to reflect (reflecting the sunlight at night) and using the Mercury influence to do some deep journaling on this day—it’s a Saturday—would be a very beneficial action for you to consider. You could do this as a vision board or as a written creative project. What a gift it would be to cleanse your psychic palette before moving into April. You can even write this out as a dialogue between the planets! Ask the planets about their message(s) to you moving forward. The Moon in Libra will be thrilled to channel the messages for you.

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Contact Me!

 Let me know what you think! Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP – in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy – available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique