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Your August 2019 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

Continuing Influences

April 5 – July 14 / November 20, 2019 – May 8, 2020 (exact January 12, 2020) Saturn in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: The opportunity to deconstruct and reconstruct a new world. A steady and consistent effort can provide a way to work within the world that will honor our values in a noble way. Nature is larger than man, and we need to align with a higher vision as we make a new world, culture, society, and systems. The idea that men are machines or the ideas that our parents and the world has transmitted are not aligned with higher values. Saturn is the lord of karma and Pluto is the great destroyer/transformer/re-maker. Together, they can embody some larger conversations among nature and mankind is part of nature.

April 30 – October 3 (Exact June 16) Neptune in Pisces Trine North Node in Cancer: The divine feminine is a study in depth of receiving rather than pushing forward. Learning to receive and accept; forgive and rely on intuition—these are very different approaches than our cultural indoctrination. Taking a lot of time to learn and experience this approach during the Summer would make a better world, without a doubt, says Astrology.

April 18 – November 6 (exact May 20) North Node in Cancer Oppose Retrograde Saturn in Capricorn: Karma is likely changing the structure of your life right now. If not personally, look around at the environment. In both family and society, you are likely seeing things being reworked. (You may experience many past life memories or have experiences that are linked to past lives during these months.) The nature of nurture and what it means to be together as a culture is up for examination. We can’t keep focusing on profit to the detriment of families without experiencing consequences; the North Node tells us the highest path is to view the world from the stand point of mother. Mother earth comes to mind. Nurture what we have. These are karmic influences, so they are heavy and hard-hitting. I would pay close attention to how they impact your life, were I you. If all you do is work, work, work—you are in need of connecting to the North Node’s Cancer energy. The work mentality is the South Node and Saturn side of this aspect, which is the easy and automatic go-to for problem solving. Life and astrology are asking us to learn to solve problems a different way at this time. We need to find a new way to be together and to make the world “go.” That way is to take the perspective of how a family operates. A mother nurtures a child in her womb and then gives birth using nutrition, but she doesn’t feel she has to create the child all on her own or use her conscious mind to do it all. It is a natural process and she is in tune with all of nature while she goes through it. There is a lot to contemplate there. Once the child is born, what is the process of raising the child? It is done with a lot of love, using resources all around her. What are the options for sustaining a family system? Are we gathering and growing a garden? What is defined as “home?” On whom do we rely? What are our roles? What is good for our growth? What would primarily peaceful community (commerce?) in the 21st century look like? It’s effortless to let things go on the way it seems they have always gone on; to stop and think about virtuous and meaningful shifts is the work of a lifetime as opposed to the work of a paycheck or a contract. In this aspect we face the fears of losing everything we have gained in one fell moment. However, those fears are based on karma—probably past life power struggles we can’t release and present life tendrils linking us to feelings of power that are not the true power that comes from the flexibility of faith in our ability to adapt to a higher level of action and consciousness. Take the opportunity to take care of yourself.

May 10 – September 11 (exact June 8, August 27) Jupiter quincunx North Node: There is a greater focus on how to put together the dilemma of expanding our horizons and flexible selfhood mixed with finding emotional security and sense of belongingness and family or “home.”

July 29 – August 4 (exact August 1) Venus in Leo trine Chiron in Aries: If you look, you will be able to see beauty where others cannot. Appreciating people and creative endeavors will have a profound effect on them at this time, inspiring them to heights you can only imagine. Take the time to show them some love by stopping and expressing how wonderful their efforts and results have made you feel, and how they have made a difference in the world around them. You will be sparking something glorious and grand!

July 31/August 1 New Moon in Leo at 8 degrees: This new moon sits between Venus in Leo and Mars in Leo right at the moment when Mercury stations as it turns direct. The personal planets are huddled together in one large gathering at a New Moon! It rather resembles the solar system itself if you think about it. The gas giants are far out and the rocky planets are close in.

July 31 Mercury turns direct at 23 degrees Cancer: When Mercury turns direct, we may feel wobbly, be more prone to making mistakes, or miscommunicate a little more. Give yourself some space to adjust to its forward movement and your brain a few days to move forward again, too.

August 2019 Astrology Trends

July 29-August 5 (Exact August 1) Venus in Leo trine Chiron Retrograde in Aries: Our egos are awakened and our self-image may wobble some as we try to stand on two images of ourselves: our idealized version of our identities and the actualized version of our identities. Let’s be gentle as the month opens with a dark New Moon and a Venus aspect such as this to Chiron—designed as an opportunity to heal—in actuality. Alternatively, we may receive unexpected gifts in the arenas of our creativity, finances, and relations. Also, we may experience a combination of gift/challenge. It would be an opportune time if you’re planning to ask someone out on a date or have a proposal in mind.

July 30-August 6 (exact August 2) Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus: We unexpectedly wish to look backward and forward at the same time but only have eyes in the front of our heads! What a conundrum, and who are we now at this point in time, anyway? Uranus can surprise us with events that cause us to reexamine our identity and ego-structure. This may come through how we experience barriers that emerge in relationships, creativity, and finances. Know that it’s acceptable and on-schedule to grow forward and redefine yourself if you are one whose astrology chart calls you to do so at this time. Some people’s charts may be activated more than others’. If unexpected events have occurred, there is underlying healing occurring (try to have faith) along with the shocking event to move your forward.

August 2-21 (exact August 14) Sun conjunct Venus in Leo: The majority of the month of August provides a strong conjunction to allow for us to examine our identity and sense of self-worth. This can be another point for the New Moon’s activation at the beginning of August that sets off a process of examination that can turn into a deeply individual journey throughout August—and it can transform and be one of joyful and creative fusion/fission that creates the energy of a glowing star/sun in your life before too long. The kind of glow you can feel in your solar plexus. Leo energy can only be suppressed momentarily, and with dramatic aplomb, before the joy and optimism emerge once again to light up our world. The Leo script comes complete with a happy ending. A conjunction to Venus is what Astrology calls a “benefic,” or lucky, aspect. So, again, if you’re looking for love, you’re probably looking for it in all the right places!

August 1-8 (exact August 4) Mars in Leo quincunx Pluto in Capricorn: You might struggle a little with aggression—either inside or in your environment. Let it go or use the tools you have developed to work it out. Exercise, positive psychology, rage of appreciation… After all, when was the world EVER behaving in a way that was controllable? It’s an unrealistic expectation that we can control our environment—we might as well control ourselves (and what we think should be) instead.

August 4-10 (exact August 7) Sun in Leo trine Jupiter in Sagittarius: After the first few days of August, another very beneficial aspect right before Jupiter turns direct occurs. When the Sun and Jupiter meet in trine aspect, there is the opportunity for big gifts—and in this case it’s big inspiration. The only challenge here is to self-regulate and try to keep from over-indulging. So the things that you were held back from in July finally begin to move forward—and with Jupiter involved—probably in a BIG way! Enjoy life’s inspiration and allow yourself to appreciate it for all it’s worth! We all deserve a break after a pretty labor-intensive July.

August 6-11 (exact August 8) Venus in Leo trine Jupiter in Sagittarius: Venus and Jupiter are Astrology’s most gifted planets! To whit, they bring us the most gifts. Venus brings gifts of love and romance, for example. Jupiter expands whatever it touches like it’s blowing up a beach ball. This is in the fixed fire sign of Leo and the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius, so it is bringing fire down to earth. I can only imagine inspired ideas will actually be able to manifest. The big ideas will be moving forward and planned out. The large successes are in sight and around the corner. Your strategies are likely sound strategies. Happiness is afoot and it is a mature happiness, worthy of investment. Fire is also often the element associated with the business realm, so this is an auspicious aspect for doing business. Creative, romantic, spiritual, travel, and inspirational realms are all favored. It is a time to focus on the self (Leo=identity) and the mentor/guru or the larger group (Sagittarius think=world travel not local travel and the very big ideas).

August 6-9 Sun and Venus in Leo quincunx Saturn in Capricorn: Since Saturn is sitting in Capricorn, there will probably be plenty of influence from somewhere—either internal or external—to keep you from going too far with any of your big endeavors. Saturn helps us with self-regulation. Keeps us safe, sane, and within our limits. Also, if you were thinking of proposing or marrying someone, Saturn gives stability and long-term prospects to a union.

August 9-14 Sun in Leo and Venus in Leo quincunx Neptune in Pisces: This can leave us feeling so deeply romantic that we get a little lost. If you get too emotional, simply make some adjustments and bring yourself back to center with some physical movement to shake off the Neptune fog.

August 11 Mercury enters Leo: Our minds may feel less emotional and more focused on our self-image. We may wish to go out a little more; stay home a little less. For all that going out—we might start to think about some new outfits or a new hair style! Our thoughts may turn from the past to the present or the future as we start to dream about creative endeavors.

August 11 – January 10, 2020 Uranus Retrograde in Taurus: The latter part of the year is going to be a time of reflection on how we are planting the seeds that will become the future of planet earth. We may surprise ourselves with the innovations that are coming about and what that will mean for human comfort, and for human being. This can be seen on a personal level, as well. What is immovable in your life? Does it need to remain so, or can you find flexible places? Likely you are going to need to change things you were not expecting to change. Uranus usually brings anxiety and Uranus rules electricity, lightning, all your brilliance, and your highest-minded activity. Fast-moving Uranus and slowest-moving Taurus are together for about 7 years so it will be interesting to see how they integrate together. It is the energy of the moment of lightning striking the earth.

August 12 Jupiter turns direct in Sagittarius: Likely there were situations that you had to revisit for a multitude of reasons. Things that seemed larger than life. Along with Mercury turning direct, it appears you can get back to the goals you had prior to April or even Mid-January of 2019. There are delays that you can now move forward to complete that were simply impossible to act upon until Jupiter turned direct. Now is the time to pick them up again.

August 13-18 (exact August 15) Mercury in Leo trine Chiron Retrograde in Aries: Mercury may bring some pretty potent messages to you about your right to be yourself. Chiron is asking you to step into your identity with a warrior’s courage. It truly is time to let the past burn away. Those old Pisces victim stories are from the last decade in astrology. Now is the time of action-oriented healing, using the physical body to move yourself into knowing who you are, and letting your strengths and passions lead you. That is Aries. It’s a little blunt, admittedly. (I can promise you, a victim-oriented identity will leave you frustrated on a dead-end road during Chiron in Aries. Chiron in Pisces wanted you to explore where it hurt and even honor your past stories. Aries wants you to act like the Ram climbing up a mountainside, exploring each crevice for footing and leaping the impossible leaps.)

Full Moon August 15 in Aquarius: This is a great day for dreaming, nature, spirituality, and getting into something creative or deeply internal. Use the Aquarius Full Moon to bring something brilliant out of yourself. It’s also great for romance and partnership, although it can be a little analytical as opposed to physical. Maybe do a date where you take a class together–painting, cooking, art, cultural, history or nature-oriented, etc. As I write this I realize it’s the perfect time to invite my family to the planetarium–an event we have been wishing to put together!

August 14-18 (exact August 16) Mercury in Leo square Uranus Retrograde in Taurus: Mercury in Leo will have some dramatic things to say to Uranus in Taurus about the changes or the lack of changes being made. The messages of Mercury or the way our minds are spinning may be out of sync with the way our higher minds are processing our worlds. This could show up as something external to you or internal for you. Either others irritate something in you, or you feel anxiety/depression. A square is often a conflict of some sort if it hits your personal chart just right. It’s often an external/world conflict if it doesn’t activate anything in your personal chart. Mercury is our intellectual mind and Uranus is our higher mind—when we can link our daily thoughts with our broader spiritual and philosophical and bodily intentions we are aligned and in sync.

August 17 Mars moves into Virgo: Mars in Virgo means we start to think about our habits and attitudes and cause and effect that lead to outcomes. We begin to make connections between things and think a lot about the relationships and symbology of the operational world. We see how almost everything interrelates. We feel how heaven manifests on earth. It’s mutable earth—the clay of creation. Our bodies can feel how things are made.

August 19-23 (exact August 21) Mercury in Leo trine Jupiter in Sagittarius: Our minds benefit from Jupiter’s beneficial fire. A warm feeling penetrates our thoughts, and this should give a very positive vibe to conversations, messages, and interactions of all kinds. Great for writing and meeting and learning. A good time to install/adjust new systems, since Saturn and Mercury are also interacting (see below).

August 19-23 (exact August 21) Mercury in Leo quincunx Saturn in Capricorn: Anything we are trying to learn or retain should benefit from Mercury interacting with Saturn, although we may need to use learning techniques to hold on to new knowledge. This aspect means we need to make accommodations.

August 21 Venus moves into Virgo: Venus moves into earth sign Virgo and enjoys a month of grace and health. You want to experience nature through days when you can relax and as much unscheduled time as possible because Virgo can get wrapped around the axle of perfectionism or also enjoy the life of the body fully as an earth sign. Time to focus on eating the perfect healthy plan, dates at the spa, doing a fast or cleanse or simply taking extremely good care of oneself so you notice a glow in your skin and a warm strength in your muscles. Tools required: tracking app and your blood pressure cuff. Nature and nurture both for you!

August 21-30 (exact August 24) Venus conjunct Mars in Virgo: Mars can put away his microscope and Venus can put down her precise schedule and they can spend some unstructured days outdoors together. That’s the highest vision. It could all go very detail-oriented and they could get lost in trying to improve the smallest flaws around them, too.

August 23 Sun moves into the sign of Virgo: Time for details, a focus on health and well-being. Make doctor appointments, plans, do business, set standards, clean up, get organized, etc.

August 23-30 (exact August 26-Venus/28-Mars) Venus and Mars in Virgo trine Uranus Retrograde in Taurus: Relationships, finances and creative endeavors are given energy by seeds you planted sometime in the past. The Uranus in Taurus influence provides an unexpected event set off by the transit of Venus and Mars together. Your actions or body are affected by this as well, or else male/female dynamics come to bear on the situation.

August 24-31 (exact August 28) Sun in Virgo quincunx Chiron Retrograde in Aries: Your energy level is also affected by the influence of Taurean Uranus events.

August 27-September 3 (exact August 30) Sun in Virgo trine Uranus Retrograde in Taurus: You may experience either a brilliant amount of energy to help you clear something major that you previously couldn’t see the answer to, or you may, on the flip side, experience a stunning lethargy and need a break. Either way, is okay. Let Uranus in Taurus lead the way. The Virgo energy can help you organize something and Uranus is telling us it’s something larger than usual.

August 28-September 10 (exact September 2) Sun in Virgo conjunct Mars in Virgo: Your vital life force and your behavior and body align so that you can attend to the daily needs of either your health or your habits. Something in your daily routine needs your detailed attention and energy.

August 30 New Moon in Virgo: Conjunct Sun and Mars. By definition, the New Moon along with the Sun, will trine Uranus and quincunx Retrograde Chiron. Venus is still loosely conjunct. On the other side of the stellum, Mercury is loosely conjunct. This is a time of a lot of energies gathering together in the detailed vibes of Virgo. They are in relationship to Uranus, which is in structured and slow Taurus, so there is some interaction with what is slow about life—traditions, standards, nature, mountains. There is change afoot with Uranus in the mix. Chiron in Aries is also in the mix, looking at how we heal or harm. Aries, again, is the Ram—and in relation to the Virgo energy—taking the next leap up to change how we perceive our identity in order to become better. Neither of these two signs will broach feeling sorry for ourselves in the face of challenges. Instead they will ask us to embody something like the “analytical (Virgo) warrior (Aries).

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Your July 2019 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

Continuing Influences

April 5 – July 14 / November 20, 2019 – May 8, 2020 (exact January 12, 2020) Saturn in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: The opportunity to deconstruct and reconstruct a new world. A steady and consistent effort can provide a way to work within the world that will honor our values in a noble way. Nature is larger than man, and we need to align with a higher vision as we make a new world, culture, society, and systems. The idea that men are machines or the ideas that our parents and the world has transmitted are not aligned with higher values. Saturn is the lord of karma and Pluto is the great destroyer/transformer/re-maker. Together, they can embody some larger conversations among nature and mankind is part of nature.

April 30 – October 3 (Exact June 16) Neptune in Pisces Trine North Node in Cancer: The divine feminine is a study in depth of receiving rather than pushing forward. Learning to receive and accept; forgive and rely on intuition—these are very different approaches than our cultural indoctrination. Taking a lot of time to learn and experience this approach during the Summer would make a better world, without a doubt, says Astrology.

April 18 – November 6 (exact May 20) North Node in Cancer Oppose Retrograde Saturn in Capricorn: Karma is likely changing the structure of your life right now. If not personally, look around at the environment. In both family and society, you are likely seeing things being reworked. (You may experience many past life memories or have experiences that are linked to past lives during these months.) The nature of nurture and what it means to be together as a culture is up for examination. We can’t keep focusing on profit to the detriment of families without experiencing consequences; the North Node tells us the highest path is to view the world from the stand point of mother. Mother earth comes to mind. Nurture what we have. These are karmic influences, so they are heavy and hard-hitting. I would pay close attention to how they impact your life, were I you. If all you do is work, work, work—you are in need of connecting to the North Node’s Cancer energy. The work mentality is the South Node and Saturn side of this aspect, which is the easy and automatic go-to for problem solving. Life and astrology are asking us to learn to solve problems a different way at this time. We need to find a new way to be together and to make the world “go.” That way is to take the perspective of how a family operates. A mother nurtures a child in her womb and then gives birth using nutrition, but she doesn’t feel she has to create the child all on her own or use her conscious mind to do it all. It is a natural process and she is in tune with all of nature while she goes through it. There is a lot to contemplate there. Once the child is born, what is the process of raising the child? It is done with a lot of love, using resources all around her. What are the options for sustaining a family system? Are we gathering and growing a garden? What is defined as “home?” On whom do we rely? What are our roles? What is good for our growth? What would primarily peaceful community (commerce?) in the 21st century look like? It’s effortless to let things go on the way it seems they have always gone on; to stop and think about virtuous and meaningful shifts is the work of a lifetime as opposed to the work of a paycheck or a contract. In this aspect we face the fears of losing everything we have gained in one fell moment. However, those fears are based on karma—probably past life power struggles we can’t release and present life tendrils linking us to feelings of power that are not the true power that comes from the flexibility of faith in our ability to adapt to a higher level of action and consciousness. Take the opportunity to take care of yourself.

May 10 – September 11 (exact June 8, August 27) Jupiter quincunx North Node: There is a greater focus on how to put together the problems of expanding our horizons and flexible selfhood with finding emotional security and sense of belongingness and family or “home.”

June 25 – July 2 (exact June 27) Sun in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: We may need to take a step back to recover our vitality, energy, self-esteem, ego, identity, self-worth, or even sense of self. In some way our energy is either healed or depleted. You may either find the courage to express yourself or else find your self-expression dampened, for example.

June 29 – July 14 (never exact as Mercury retrogrades at 4 degrees July 9) Mercury in Leo trine Chiron in Aries: You can shed light on your emotional hot spots and take an intellectual approach to them. Journaling, writing, or self-expression is suggested at the end of June to clear out the cobwebs that were discovered during the month.

June 29 – July 13 (never exact as Mercury retrogrades at 4 degrees July 9) Mercury in Leo square Uranus in Taurus: You may have big ideas that won’t quite come together at this time, especially with Mercury going retrograde. Keep your mind somewhere else away from the grandiose and try to stay down-to-earth, despite how fast-thinking it WANTS to be. You may experience sudden inspiration but be unable to get it out. You may feel a little bit overly nervous and “electric.” You may feel rebellious about reading what I am writing and want to do your big idea anyway—lol! That’s the stubborn impulse waving at you. Keep your eyes open for it.

July 1 Mars moves into Leo: Making an impact is important during the transit of Mars in Leo, and since it’s eclipse season, this will definitely be possible if you stay humble and attentive. Mars and Mercury are still traveling together, and they are both trigger planets in Astrology. Following your heart is a must-do during this time period. After a somewhat sober or internal June, we now get to be creative, passionate, and loving in our actions and expressions, even if Uranus does surprise us and Neptune confuse us a bit.

July Astrology Trends

July 2 New Moon Eclipse at 10 degrees Cancer: Cancer’s cardinal quality and water element mean that a New Moon eclipse in this sign opens up the realm of perception in an initiation for you. New Moons are the beginning of things. What new ways of inviting in lunar light can you open up in your consciousness? What primal senses and deep intuitive flashes have you been ignoring by the light of day that come to you in the twilight or the depths of night? What ideas cross over to you in the moonlight? What sweet and romantic and magical nonsense is playing a tune in your mind and has nothing to do with logic and reason? Allow this eclipse to activate the parts of life that are unfathomable to float up into your consciousness and make new paths forward during the next six months (through December) as the Cancer Moon makes magic happen for you. (The July eclipse effects will be active for six months.) This is a fundamental (and fun) part of human life that has been quietly purring along for you behind the scenes and waiting patiently for its chance to stretch out and manifest. Here it is. If you meditate before the noise of life begins on July second, you can probably sense your mood and mantra and psychological cruising altitude for the latter part of the year. They say the center of the moon must be made of a huge crystal because when something strikes the moon, it reverberates for a very long time! Relax and allow yourself to be the channel for the moon’s song and the reflection for the light of the stars moving through you.

July 4 Venus enters Cancer: Your emotions turn to your finances and your family. You will feel you wish to form stronger bonds with your “tribe” this month. People may be considering having babies, may be very tender and romantic, and attached to home. Help others to feel safe during July.

July 4 – 11 (exact July 8) Mercury (Retrograde on the 7th) in Leo conjunct Mars in Leo: On the up side, you will be having fun and learning so much during the beginning of July! Both your intellect and your energy will be in alignment and be turned in. You will find it easy to retain the knowledge you’re acquiring. On the down side, your ego may be ignited, and you will have to look out for acting like a know-it-all and appearing arrogant. Maybe forgive others their foibles during these days, also. Mercury and Mars are loosely opposing Pluto at the month’s start (as well as the square to Uranus adding nervous energy), so watch for obsessive thinking and action—so that they do not come out sideways.

July 5 – 16 (exact July 11) Mars in Leo trine Chiron in Aries: Given your attention, you can purposefully apply fire energy to heal wounds of the past. This means inspirational action, courage, physical movement, enacting a warrior or pioneer role, and even amorous/seductive healing can be your tools. Fire inspires and cleanses. Use your exercise routines as a meditation on wellness and raise energy and your vibration level through physical means during the first half of July to optimize your potential. Use food as medicine. Use essential oils and sage and other cleansing aromas like you might have used use smoke in times past to clear spaces. Fire can move fast in its healing, and Leo is a dramatic energy, so you can also turn to drama, fashion, and any other creative means of expression as part of your healing journey. You can light a candle or LED lights in honor of your ancestors or loved ones who have gone on to the next life.

July 5 – 11 (exact July 8) Venus in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: There is the possibility for family conflicts and arguments during this time. Strong opinions between “head of household” types may emerge. On the other side of the coin, solutions may be found, or wisdom gained, for family problems that have been plaguing you. The tension may arise to the point that issues get resolved around the house, for example. You may also process grief issues.

July 6 – 11 (exact July 8) Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus: A relationship may result in unique solutions or ideas that manifest on the physical plane. You might see a way to use your resources that you previously had not considered. You may start some new way of processing things that had not occurred to you before. This is an emotionally-based brilliant-insight kind of deal. Also, this could be money coming in from someone that you were not expecting or a new relationship that you were not expecting that helps you out a lot.

July 6 – 12 (exact July 9) Sun in Cancer conjunct North Node in Cancer: You are now destined to understand how to make use of your energy and self in a way that serves your family and your sell-being in a new and humble but exciting way. You can touch the heart of self-soothing, nurturing, self-care, and self-regulation in a fashion that you have been trying to master. Go for it! Be healthy!

July 6 –12 (exact July 9) Sun in Cancer oppose Saturn in Capricorn: This is an aspect about self-mastery within the karma and limits that your life demands. You need to make sure you’re a responsible actor on planet earth and making good use of your capabilities. There are many dualities to consider as a human being. We have two hands, two eyes, two arms, two ears, and one heart. There is a oneness beneath all dualities to make contact with—the oneness of creation that is like a heartbeat giving us life and energy. The first cells formed physically within our bodies were the cells of our hearts, and I believe there was a unity before there was ever any duality. When we return to the oneness of everything it is like sensing our heartbeat. That is how to synthesize the duality of Cancer and Capricorn that is so prevalent in the astrological occurrences of the past several years, and especially this year. We understand there is much to do and also live in the spiritual truth of merging into universality.

July 7 – 13 (exact July 10) Sun in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces: Allow spirit in (consciously) to peer into the highest self that you can become during this aspect’s time period. You can see your greatest potential if you look. Use meditation, prayer, journeying and any rituals that appeal to you to speak to the heavens. Water is particularly potent as a source of visualization or an actual tool for spiritual practice.

Muir Beach

July 7 Mercury turns retrograde at 4 degrees Leo: “Sabian Symbol: Rock formations at the edge of a precipice.” When we get to the edge of a cliff in life and we have to take a leap of faith, sometimes we’re definitely not ready (or else we back up to get a running head start for that leap). I’m not sure which one Mercury (our mind) is doing, but before we take our next leap of faith, Mercury is backing up to 23 degrees Cancer to review the past a little bit more before moving forward. The Sabian symbol of this degree of Leo that Mercury stopped at is poignant for its symbolism because it’s as if we got to a certain point in our journey and said, before we jump off the cliff into an unknown chasm, let’s wait a minute. So this Mercury retrograde has us reviewing our intentions and our safety net before moving forward in life to the next stage. During July and into August (after Mercury turns direct again and moves out of Cancer for good during this rotation of the zodiac), our thoughts will be on safety, devotion, security, soothing, mood & emotion—Cancer’s realm. After that, when Mercury moves into Leo again in August, we can feel confident in taking the leap of faith into the future in terms of our projects and initiatives. There are things we have started during Mercury in Cancer that we will develop with more confidence during Mercury in Leo.

July 7 – 17 (exact July 11) Mars in Leo square Uranus in Taurus: This may work in conjunction with Mercury retrograde to let us know what we need to review and reconcile before we move forward again in August. Mars and Uranus may bring us some unexpected tasks in this square aspect that slow us down and make us sit up to take notice that we need to attend to things that we were not expecting to have to do. This can likely show up in business or our daily life functions, as well as our creative life or with our children. Make sure to avoid impulsive actions if you get caught in situations or flare-ups.

July 10 – 17 (exact July 14) Sun in Cancer oppose Pluto in Capricorn: This aspect is likely to cause a zap to our energy level so keeping up good nutrition and exercise can help to ameliorate the sense that the world is bringing us down. It can also affect our sense of identity.

July 15 – 20 (exact July 17) Venus in Cancer conjunct North Node in Cancer: This aspect can go either very positive or negative, depending on your level of safety and security. It’s great of you have paid your bills and if you’re on the up and up in your relationships and have creative outlets. If you’re feeling hemmed in creatively, you may need to find time and openings to express yourself. If you have unpaid bills, karma catches up with you now, so pay them or make arrangements before this aspect hits. (This is what I need to do! I got a tax letter from the state because I forgot to file state taxes for a few quarters and now we have a tax bill—so all of us usually have something to pay, right? So, you are not alone on needing to deal with financial details if you have some. Except those who are really on top of things…) If you have safety concerns, make a safety plan. If you are feeling insecure, attend to this and get support that is needed. This is a destiny aspect—one among many this month. Our responsibilities are karmic and we need to attend to them sooner rather than later in July. Between the North Node, Saturn, and Mercury retrograde, anything that has not been attended to will be knocking at our doors.

July 16 Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) at 24 degrees Capricorn: Another look at responsibility, duality, and karma. This Full Moon Eclipse holds the Moon next to Saturn, who is karma’s bedfellow in astrology. This is another proof that anything we have not attended to, whether it be physical or psychological, will have its impact mid-July. Any details we have been quietly ignoring, any unpaid debts, any unfair actions on our part—will come home to haunt us. Make sure you are fair and have taken care of your obligations and you will have a much nicer Mid-July week. In the wider world, you may see lots of conversations about justice. Adorn yourself in the fashion of “handled it” for a Venus/North Node opposing Moon/Saturn look to die for—meaning a responsible outfit is a beautiful outfit during this time. Getting dressed/groomed can be a ritual in and of itself—as Mars and Mercury are in Leo.

July 14 – 19 (exact July 15) Venus in Cancer oppose Saturn in Capricorn: Now we are asked to master our relations with others and our self-expression as well as ourselves and our internal state of being. Venus is relationships, creativity, and finances. How we act in the world and take responsibility for our place and identity is Saturn’s test of our synthesis of whether we can feel the heartbeat of how we are all one behind the temptations of identifying with “sides.” We can see male and female has been defined by many cultures but then that there are intersex people and actually a spectrum of possibilities for gender, for example. It renders our binary definitions and institutions arbitrary. Nature gives us circles and leaves and planets and water and winds. We have few straight lines and fewer mathematical planes and edges when you look closer. “Assume a vacuum” they said in science classes—and then went on to say there never was an actual vacuum in space… So to build our institutions and definitions around things that don’t exist when you actually observe them seems folly to me. When we are with people and in relationship to culture—let’s go with our actual observations and unwind the stories and filters we have been living through even if we are old ladies like myself. And even if, like most people, we believe we are right. Saturn asks us to question all assumptions. Venus says—assumptions about relationships.

July 15 – 21 (exact July 18) Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces: This is an opportunity, if you make use of it, to connect with your spiritual gurus. You can do the strange stuff—peer through the window of Neptune into other dimensions. Download via Venus the love and support of the angels and gods and higher beings, or simply connect with your highest self and highest potential. However you conceive of your spirituality—whether that be one God or many, one lifetime or past and future lives—here is an opportunity to connect with your spirituality at the deepest and highest core levels. On the earthly plane, this aspect provides for ease in relationships and finances; creativity and manifestation.

July 19 Mercury retrograde re-enters Cancer: The mind returns to an emotional sign. Thinking becomes based in family life and people want to stick close to home and creature comforts for the Mercury retrograde time period. Sensitivity, nurturing thoughts and re-evaluating self-care may ensue. On the plus side, people also turn their attention towards fertility, devotion, affection, children, care, and concern.

July 18 – 23 (exact July 21) Venus in Cancer oppose Pluto in Capricorn: The honeymoon may be over in many cases in relationships. Which ones empower you and which ones dis-empower you? You are being tested in these waters. Many times, the way you interact changes with this aspect, and sometimes relationships dissolve altogether. People to whom we have looked for answers don’t seem to have those answers any longer as we realize we don’t like what we see. Large scale changes are occurring at Pluto’s hand, and that is why the shake-ups are so profound to the systems surrounding us, and Venus bring that into our daily relationships. Ask yourself if you like who you are when you are around people.

July 18 – 23 (exact July 21) Sun in Cancer conjunct Mercury Retrograde at 28 degrees: What a great time to sense our ability to channel our ancestor’s voices and our own vital strength and power as a part of the river of time. We can get strength and energy from visiting water sources such as streams, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. Focus on the self and recharging ourselves seems like a good idea on these days. Mindfulness of health and traditions and well-being is a high path way of relating to life. If you wish to make creative projects that honor those who have passed, this a great time to get started, for example.

July 21 – 30 (exact July 26) Mars in Leo trine Jupiter in Sagittarius: Here is an opportunity to feel that life is wide open to opportunities to act in generous ways. Opening our minds to a large-spirited way of being is possible. In fact, you may see possibility at each turn. Under the surface of things, your abilities to inspire and provide creative inspiration and support to the world simply glow during the end of July.

July 23 Sun enters Leo: The Sun is at home for this month! Leo adores recognition and the spotlight. The sun is the sign of the heart and loves to do things that warm their heart. The time of Leo is a time of generosity and sharing. We feel a sense of energy and stability. Things appear to glow as Summertime is in full bloom.

Yellow Wildflowers

July 23 – 26 (exact July 24) Mercury Retrograde in Cancer conjunct Venus: A very intuitive and devoted time in relationships. You may feel reserved and wish to stay close to home as well. You may also sense a lot of psychic ability creatively, as well, and feel sensitive about creative projects.

July 25 – 29 (exact July 28) Sun in Leo trine Chiron in Aries: The nicest feelings come from being able to creatively manifest new and beautiful things. There is an opportunity to do so during the final days of this fiery Summer month. Enjoy indulging yourself in some finery or taking in some entertainment that you have been interested in seeing. You can call upon the wisdom of the Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet, who, according to legend, breathed out the deserts and who is shown as a lioness in pictures (Leonine influence). She is said to be a fierce hunter and protector (Aries influence). She protects both before and after death, and evil trembles before her. Her color is red and her blood lust was not always easy to calm according to legend—quelled apparently by beer offerings. She became so drunk that she finally would pass out. This sort of spiritual materialism is for me a meditation on how we conceive of the world, as well. Egyptians used to conceive of flooding as resulting from myths and stories such as this. The river would flood in red from the silt upstream, and their stories would be that it was blood that Sekhmet would drink. So, their offerings and prayers would be for the river to change back to normal and stop flooding. How is that different from last week when I prayed for congested freeway traffic to flow? Our human storytelling and our ways of asking are linked to consciousness in ancient and also emerging ways.

July 26 – 31 (exact July 29) Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus: Unexpected things may occur that slow you down. This is life asking you to use the tension to look closer at how you’re doing things. Use it to learn more about how to use what you’ve got.

July 28 Venus enters Leo: We crave attention and others do as well! You might want to plan game nights for the family, pamper your beloved with some romance, and go ahead and indulge your generosity a little bit this month. You might find you’re interested in dressing up and feeling fancy. You can enjoy your creativity. Most people will feel outgoing.

July 29 – August 4 (exact August 1) Venus in Leo trine Chiron in Aries: If you look, you will be able to see beauty where others cannot. Appreciating people and creative endeavor will have a profound effect on them at this time, inspiring them to heights you can only imagine. Take the time to show them some love by stopping and expressing how wonderful their efforts and results have made your feel and how they have made a difference in the world around them. You will be sparking something glorious and grand!

July 31 New Moon in Leo at 8 degrees: This new moon sits between Venus in Leo and Mars in Leo right at the moment when Mercury stations as it turns direct. The personal planets are huddled together in one large gathering at a New Moon! It rather resembles the solar system itself if you think about it. The gas giants are far out and the rocky planets are close in.

July 31 Mercury turns direct at 23 degrees Cancer: When Mercury turns direct, we may feel wobbly, be more prone to making mistakes, or miscommunicate a little more. Give yourself some space to adjust to its forward movement and your brain a few days to move forward again, too.

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Tarot Prediction and Divination

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


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. 505-270-8778.


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,
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Your June 2019 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

Continuing Influences

April 5 – July 14 / November 20, 2019 – May 8, 2020 (exact January 12, 2020) Saturn in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: The opportunity to deconstruct and reconstruct a new world. A steady and consistent effort can provide a way to work within the world that will honor our values in a noble way. Nature is larger than man, and we need to align with a higher vision as we make a new world, culture, society, and systems. The idea that men are machines or the ideas that our parents and the world has transmitted are not aligned with higher values. Saturn is the lord of karma and Pluto is the great destroyer. Together, they can embody some larger conversations among nature and mankind is part of nature.

February 13-June 12, 2019 (exact March 28, 2019 from about 7 AM MST to about 2:30 PM MST) Pluto in Capricorn oppose North Node in Cancer. (Pluto turns direct on October 2, 2019 so there’s not a chance to oppose the North Node again.) This is an opportunity for true transformation and evolution on a cosmic scale. Look at how powerful the feelings of past habits and forces can be as a shadow and choose to move into the future where and when you can. It’s a meditation in change, transformation, and shadow. What is useful and what have you learned? What is needed to grow and become the future you? What needs to dissolve about your identity, so you can heal and what can you reassess in order to serve something beyond your ego? Then, how can you put this into daily practice?

April 30 – October 3 (Exact June 16) Neptune in Pisces Trine North Node in Cancer: The divine feminine is a study in depth of receiving rather than pushing forward. Learning to receive and accept; forgive and rely on intuition—these are very different approaches than our cultural indoctrination. Taking a lot of time to learn and experience this approach during the Summer would make a better world, without a doubt, says Astrology.

April 18 – November 6 (exact May 20) North Node in Cancer Oppose Retrograde Saturn in Capricorn: Karma is likely changing the structure of your life right now. If not personally, look around at the environment. In both family and society, you are likely seeing things being reworked. (You may experience many past life memories or have experiences that are linked to past lives during these months.) The nature of nurture and what it means to be together as a culture is up for examination. We can’t keep focusing on profit to the detriment of families without experiencing consequences; the North Node tells us the highest path is to view the world from the stand point of mother. Mother earth comes to mind. Nurture what we have. These are karmic influences, so they are heavy and hard-hitting. I would pay close attention to how they impact your life, were I you. If all you do is work, work, work—you are in need of connecting to the North Node’s Cancer energy. The work mentality is the South Node and Saturn side of this aspect, which is the easy and automatic go-to for problem solving. Life and astrology are asking us to learn to solve problems a different way at this time. We need to find a new way to be together and to make the world “go.” That way is to take the perspective of how a family operates. A mother nurtures a child in her womb and then gives birth using nutrition, but she doesn’t feel she has to create the child all on her own or use her conscious mind to do it all. It is a natural process and she is in tune with all of nature while she goes through it. There is a lot to contemplate there. Once the child is born, what is the process of raising the child? It is done with a lot of love, using resources all around her. What are the options for sustaining a family system? Are we gathering and growing a garden? What is defined as “home?” On whom do we rely? What are our roles? What is good for our growth? What would primarily peaceful community (commerce?) in the 21st century look like? It’s effortless to let things go on the way it seems they have always gone on; to stop and think about virtuous and meaningful shifts is the work of a lifetime as opposed to the work of a paycheck or a contract. In this aspect we face the fears of losing everything we have gained in one fell moment. However, those fears are based on karma—probably past life power struggles we can’t release and present life tendrils linking us to feelings of power that are not the true power that comes from the flexibility of faith in our ability to adapt to a higher level of action and consciousness. Take the opportunity to take care of yourself.

May 28-June 3 (Exact May 31) Venus in Taurus Trine Saturn In Capricorn: This is an aspect that provides an opportunity for long-term relationships. This relationship can be with another or with yourself. Commitments that are grounded and real are great gifts and provide tremendous benefit to your life.

May 30-June 6 (Exact June 2) Venus in Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn: Longevity and depth in relationships is the focus as Venus is in her home sign. Love can be manifested, and the resources are there to put together a lovely and fabulous shared life. Revel in commitments. The energy of love and wisdom is provided by Pluto as we move into late Spring. Our incarnation is honored here. We get to experience sharing on the deepest levels.

June Astrology Trends

May 28 – June 2 (exact May 30) Venus in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces: Prior to Neptune turning retrograde in June, Venus and her higher octave partner Neptune meet in one of the most harmonious aspects to offer a time of deep connection for humans to connect to their spiritual core, or their higher self, or the oneness of everything, or their higher purpose. However you wish to phrase it—focus on your personal connection to the divine for the first few days of June. A great time for deep meditation.

June 3: New Moon in Gemini: There is a loose square to Neptune in Pisces from this New Moon in Gemini. At the same time, Venus is in trine aspect to Saturn and Pluto, and Saturn is in sextile aspect to Neptune. The new moon, when the moon is the least visible in the night sky, represents a time when we are starting out like seeds in dark soil. Symbolically, it’s a time of new beginnings. We feel motivated to start new actions. Coupled with Gemini, these actions can include new ways to communicate, new languages, new ways to become brotherly or sisterly, and new ways to initiate things. Gemini is an action-oriented sign, and Gemini and its planet, Mercury, find us traveling and talking to one another. Writing and thinking and learning are covered under the Gemini realms. Deciding and speaking up and changing and having courage to take some new risks or try a new way are found in the Gemini realms. Some of the problems of the Gemini and Mercury realm include going so fast that we forget to listen, being able to tell the truth (and tell the truth from lies) and being mindful of how we are communicating. That is where the Neptune square aspect may manifest on the New Moon. However, the Saturn square to Neptune can also mitigate a lot of this aspect at this time. The Venus trine to Pluto and Saturn can also help us to communicate in a way that is fair, as well as pleasant.

June 4: Mercury moves into Cancer: This Summer is a time to think about what you are feeling. An examination of our emotions, our safety, our community and sense of family—will be up for examination in an active way not once, but twice. As Mercury moves into Cancer, it will meet up with Mars and the North Node, and then oppose Saturn and Pluto to be integrated with the larger structures represented by Capricorn. This leads me to think that taking action based upon your beliefs about family and safety, around political and social definitions of family and female rights and responsibilities is appropriate at this time, astrologically speaking. Figure out what you believe and act accordingly to protect your rights.

June 5 – 9 (exact June 7) Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus: Unexpected events in relation to families, women, mothers. Insights are possible, sudden breakthroughs.

June 5-10 (exact June 7) Mercury in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: New initiations that affect the family in a yin/yang way. In other words, it is unclear if the family is private or public and the very definition of the concept of family is in conflict. A shared understanding needs to be developed.

June 8 Venus moves into Gemini: Venus moves into a more active sign but out of her Taurus ascendancy. Venus in Gemini means an intellectual focus instead of an earthy and bodily focus.

June 5 – 13 (exact June 9) Sun in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces: Something is sapping your energy. If nothing else, recognize that drugs and alcohol will have a stronger effect on you so act accordingly. It’s not a great time for a physical diagnosis, if you can put it off. If you find yourself depressed, anxious, or paranoid, you could possibly blame this aspect! Try to delay any important work for later, as well, as this aspect can cloud the mind.

June 6 – 14 (exact June 10) Sun in Gemini oppose Jupiter in Sagittarius: This Sun opposite Jupiter transit can be a tricky one because it is met at the same time as a Sun square Neptune transit. I would be cautious about over-indulgence and over-optimism. Examine your behaviors closely for greed, self-indulgence, and ego-driven motives. We are all prone to needing attention and there are many emotional triggers at this time, astrologically. (See the Mars and Mercury conjunction with the North Node around June 13.) I would use any impulses that emerge to examine behaviors that link to childhood development, past-life issues, or previous traumas. They may result from unconscious parts of us that are yet to be processed.

May 10 – September 11 (exact June 8, August 27) Jupiter quincunx North Node: There is an expansion of focus on how to put together the problems of expanding our horizons and flexible self-hood with finding emotional security and sense of belongingness and family or “home.”

June 9 – 18 (exact June 14) Mars in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces: This trine asks you to surrender your ego, anxieties, and emotions to a higher source in order to heal and allow yourself to evolve. Whatever you have been carrying for your family, it is time to let it go. This is possibly grief work, spiritual journey work. Cancer energies are evolving their sense of belongingness.  These Mars transits in Mid-June are also foreshadowing July’s Solar and Eclipse energy in July, which will include the Sun/Moon in the same configuration with the North Node, Saturn, Pluto, and Neptune.

June 10 – 18 (exact June 14) Mars in Cancer oppose Saturn in Capricorn: Saturn is strong in wishing for you to inhabit your adult self. Mars is subjective and looking at your childhood. How do you take responsibility for your life? How do you stand stronger in self-care? Saturn will ask you to find safety and authenticity inside yourself. You can pass Saturn’s tests when you find you feel “at home” with your decisions.

June 10 – 18 (exact June 14) Mars in Cancer conjunct North Node in Cancer: The activation of unexpressed childhood or unconscious emotional imprints. You can use this productively if you stop and allow yourself to be set free by unburdening yourself. Learn through your feelings to go inside for your answers. Instead of giving in to anger and reactivity, trust your higher self to learn into forgiveness and meditation. The lower forms of Mars in Cancer can get circular and get caught in the undertow of the Cancer water energy instead of allowing the wave to dissipate and let go. Learn about your emotional needs.

June 13 – 18 (exact June 16) Mercury in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces: You can use journaling, writing, and self-expression to process whatever needs to be let go at this time, in conjunction with the Mars activations. Mercury opens up the ability for messages received or given.

June 13 – 18 (exact June 16) Mercury in Cancer conjunct North Node in Cancer: You can see your mother through the eyes of the divine so that you can allow spirit to flow instead of see through the human story. There is a connection to be made to a bigger story or something to see about the soul connection between mother and child.

June 14 – 18 (exact June 16) Mercury in Cancer oppose Saturn in Capricorn: Saturn slows the emotionally-based mind down to a degree to allow for learning to take place, and for what you are synthesizing to be made permanent. You have the opportunity to feel a little more grounded than if you were processing your emotional memories only through the sign of Cancer, even though this is an opposition aspect.

June 17: Full Moon in Sagittarius: The Sagittarius archetypal journey is about gaining wisdom after experiencing exuberance and an abundance of excitement. It is about learning and gaining mastery and skill in each realm despite the deepest desires for personal recognition, power, and glory. It’s about finding a wider perspective and transcendent or transpersonal viewpoint. It’s about marrying the bodily experience to the heavenly symphony. At this Full Moon, which is conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces, may the heavens provide enough adjustment to your life to show you the path to the next note of wisdom for your life. Let the music play out and listen deeply and patiently during the days around this Full Moon. It’s a time chock full of deep and powerful aspects that can move you (and all of us) forward.

June 16 – 24 (exact June 20) Mars in Cancer oppose Pluto in Capricorn: Mars is subjective and Pluto is internally getting triggered in order to empower you. You are being asked to integrate things from your past in a way that may not be very comfortable. Neither your mind nor your ego will help you very much; look back to the Neptune spiritual focus to resolve this. Your asked to be brave and head into your vulnerabilities instead of externalizing these issues—parenthood, family of origin, family structure, nurturing, authority figures, and respect.

June 13 – 27 (exact June 18) Mercury in Cancer conjunct Mars in Cancer: Mercury conjunct Mars means that whatever emotional experience was triggered by Mars also requires expression. This may take the form of writing or another form of self-expression. Mercury allows you to find a way to get the message out of you and into another form. You can find a language for what you are feeling.

June 17 – 22 (exact June 19) Mercury in Cancer oppose Pluto in Capricorn: You find you would like to be able to move others or cause reactions with your words and expressions. However, the person we need to be moving is ourselves, and we need a lot of self-nurturing and self-compassion. So many people will be experiencing their own internal processing that they may not be able to even see us, so we each need to take care of our own emotions. Self-care, in fact, is where the growth is at during this time period. We can also try to help others after we feel clear.

June 21 Sun moves into Leo: Oh, happy day. The Sun is at home in Leo. A sense of vitality and flexibility should reign.

June 21 – 26 (exact June 24) Venus in Gemini square Neptune stationing / retrograde in Pisces: There is tension in the feminine realms—earthly as well as the higher realms. Neptune is also retrograding at the same time, adding strength to this aspect’s influence. This means we experience distortion in our consciousness, relationships, finances, and creative manifestations. We may have unsettled dreams and trouble sleeping, too. Stay away from substances and parties during this time if possible.

June 24 – 30 (exact June 27) Sun in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: You will need to call upon your inner spiritual warrior. There is no doubt that change is difficult, and you are becoming transformed. If it’s a challenge, take up your best inner warrior and stand up for your life. Time to re-parent yourself or be re-born/transformed in some way in order to heal. To me this looks like exercise and movement would help you, as much as possible.

June 24 – 30 (exact June 27) Sun in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus (On June 27 also, Moon conjunct Uranus in Taurus): After the intense focus on emotional maturation and transformation, or however it may have manifested for you, during the month of June—here is the light at the end of the tunnel. Your body or your creativity may be the key to a new insight. This also may be kicked off via a relationship or a business matter. A new and exciting way of understanding and experiencing the world, emotionally, should show up for you. And it is supposed to be brilliant and pleasant, according to astrology. The old routine is past; the new is upon us.

June 27 Mercury moves into Leo: People will start to think more about self-indulgence and finery. Alternatively, people may begin to look very nice as they adorn themselves the leonine queen and king! How will they afford the new jewelry, haircut, fashions, etc? These personal expressions may be the conversations of the day during Mercury in Leo. Along with the latest theater tickets to get.

June 29 – July 14 (never exact as Mercury retrogrades at 4 degrees July 9) Mercury in Leo trine Chiron in Aries: You can shed light on your emotional hot spots and take an intellectual approach to them. Journaling, writing, or self-expression is suggested at the end of June to clear out the cobwebs that were discovered during the month.

June 29 – July 13 (never exact as Mercury retrogrades at 4 degrees July 9) Mercury in Leo square Uranus in Taurus: You may have big ideas that won’t quite come together at this time, especially with Mercury going retrograde. Keep your mind somewhere else away from the grandiose and try to stay down-to-earth, despite how fast-thinking it WANTS to be. You may experience sudden inspiration but be unable to get it out. You may feel a little bit overly nervous and “electric.” You may feel rebellious about reading what I am writing and want to do your big idea anyway—lol! That’s the stubborn impulse waving at you. Keep your eyes open for it.

July 1 Mars moves into Leo: Making an impact is important during the transit of Mars in Leo, and since it’s eclipse season, this will definitely be possible if you stay humble and attentive. Mars and Mercury are still traveling together and they are both trigger planets in Astrology. Following your heart is a must-do during this time period. After a somewhat sober or internal June, we now get to be creative, passionate, and loving in our actions and expressions, even if Uranus does surprise us and Neptune confuse us a bit.

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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.)


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. 505-270-8778.


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 May 2019 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

May 2019 Astrology Trends

Continuing influences…

April 5 – July 14 / November 20, 2019 – May 8, 2020 (exact January 12, 2020) Saturn in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: The opportunity to deconstruct and reconstruct a new world. A steady and consistent effort can provide a way to work within the world that will honor our values in a noble way. Nature is larger than man, and we need to align with a higher vision as we make a new world, culture, society, and systems. The idea that men are machines or the ideas that our parents and the culture have transmitted are not currently aligned with the highest values. Saturn is the lord of karma and Pluto is the great destroyer. Together, they can embody some larger conversations in nature and mankind is part of nature.

February 13-June 12, 2019 (exact March 28, 2019 from about 7 AM MST to about 2:30 PM MST) Pluto in Capricorn oppose North Node in Cancer. (Pluto turns direct on October 2, 2019 so there’s not a chance to oppose the North Node again.) This is an opportunity for true transformation and evolution on a cosmic scale. Look at how powerful the feelings of past habits and forces can be as a shadow and choose to move into the future where and when you can. It’s a meditation in change, transformation, and shadow. What is useful and what have you learned? What is needed to grow and become the future you? What needs to dissolve about your identity, so you can heal and what can you reassess in order to serve something beyond your ego? Then, how can you put this into daily practice?

April 21 – May 2 (exact April 27) Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces: Mars is doing a variety of things. Maybe Mars can’t decide on which thing to prioritize under this additional Neptune in Pisces aspect. Maybe Mars would do best to DO some dreaming and psychic into some blocks if trying to get very assertive. Less may be more in terms of direct action and communication.

April 30 – October 3 (Exact June 16) Neptune in Pisces trine North Node in Cancer: The divine feminine is a study in depth of receiving rather than pushing forward. Learning to receive and accept; forgive and rely on intuition—these are very different approaches than our cultural indoctrination. Taking a lot of time to learn and experience this approach during the Summer would make a better world, without a doubt, says Astrology.

April 29 – May 3 (exact May 1): Mercury in Aries square North Node in Cancer: Mercury feels the urge to accomplish many tasks but the North Node is calling us to experience the influence of a divine mothering and re-parenting. Relaxation is in the air for the Summer. I’m sorry, Mercury. It is time to allow and slow down instead of business as usual. Try creativity in the area of your heart’s desires if you really want to achieve something.

May Planetary Influences…

May 1 Cardinal T-Square with Mercury/Moon in Aries at the “T”, and the North Node in Cancer Opposing Retrograde Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn: This is an aspect pattern that means there’s conflictual and agitated energy in the air. Conversations, perceptions, and activity are at a turning point. Try to be careful of communication because of the Aries influence. Soon, Taurus will come in and calm things down, but Mercury and Saturn with the Nodes are karmic energy. Something challenging and heavy exists. The mind is under a lot of pressure and limitations exist. We face that there are things out of our control, with the Pluto influence. Saturn in Capricorn words to consider: integrity, planning, long-term, maturity, responsibility. Overall, major decisions are made at the beginning of May.

April 18 – November 6 (exact May 20) North Node in Cancer Oppose Retrograde Saturn in Capricorn: Karma is likely changing the structure of your life right now. If not personally, look around at the environment. In both family and society, you are likely seeing things being reworked. (You may experience many past life memories or have experiences that are linked to past lives during these months.) The nature of nurture and what it means to be together as a culture is up for examination. We can’t keep focusing on profit to the detriment of families without experiencing consequences; the North Node tells us the highest path is to view the world from the stand point of mother. Mother earth comes to mind. Nurture what we have. These are karmic influences, so they are heavy and hard-hitting. I would pay close attention to how they impact your life, were I you. If all you do is work, work, work—you are in need of connecting to the North Node’s Cancer energy. The work mentality is the South Node and Saturn side of this aspect, which is the easy and automatic go-to for problem solving. Life and astrology are asking us to learn to solve problems a different way at this time. We need to find a new way to be together and to make the world “go.” That way is to take the perspective of how a family operates. A mother nurtures a child in her womb and then gives birth using nutrition, but she doesn’t feel she has to create the child all on her own or use her conscious mind to do it all. It is a natural process and she is in tune with all of nature while she goes through it. There is a lot to contemplate there. Once the child is born, what is the process of raising the child? It is done with a lot of love, using resources all around her. What are the options for sustaining a family system? Are we gathering and growing a garden? What is defined as “home?” On whom do we rely? What are our roles? What is good for our growth? What would primarily peaceful community (commerce?) in the 21st century look like? It’s effortless to let things go on the way it seems they have always gone on; to stop and think about virtuous and meaningful shifts is the work of a lifetime as opposed to the work of a paycheck or a contract. In this aspect we face the fears of losing everything we have gained in one fell moment. However, those fears are based on karma—probably past life power struggles we can’t release and present life tendrils linking us to feelings of power that are not the true power that comes from the flexibility of faith in our ability to adapt to a higher level of action and consciousness. Take the opportunity to take care of yourself.

April 27 – May 4 (Exact May 1) Mercury in Aries sextile Mars in Gemini: You are provided the courage to communicate honestly, with Mercury and Mars in mutual reception. Your initiative is activated, and you can sense meaning in your actions. There are extra blessings on conversations that occur now. You can find balance in not being too over-confident and also not falling into a sense of learned helplessness. Your ego shouldn’t be out of control even though Aries is involved. You can find your confidence is all. Even confidence to propose to a love partner or propose a new plan professionally.

May 1 – 4 (Exact May 2) Mercury in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius: Thursday night brings some good news. Jupiter and Mercury (plus the Moon) together bring happiness and joy. Your brain can be stimulated with joy. After a tough few days, the ability to enjoy and relax life with people should help you feel you are receiving some of life’s gifts. Flexibility and adaptability come in to play.

May 1 – 11 (Exact May 5) Mars in Gemini oppose Jupiter in Sagittarius: This is a beneficial aspect that provides good luck. Make sure you check your selfish desires and apply the good luck toward virtuous ends and enjoy how malleable life can be. The little coincidences that occur as you move through life can be magical when you pay attention, and give your life meaning and happiness, as if life itself is having a conversation with you. Be considerate of others and act in loving ways. Feel free to date and be social.

May 4 New Moon in Taurus: What treasures are beneath the garden in your life? You will need to let the old life dissolve in order for your individual paradise to emerge. With the New Moon in happy conjunction to the Saturn/Pluto conjunction, I have no doubt that your life is changing in being reshaped. The New Moon is also in harmony with Neptune. Honor your personal desires. The things that have you feeling alive are the things that will help you embody your future. Simplify in order to return to your natural rhythm. Use effortlessness as your guide. It’s time to slow down and fertilize the garden of your life. Find comfort and a slower pace now to find abundance. Inter-connect with nature and view your body as a temple.

May 4 – 10 (Exact May 7) Venus in Aries Square Saturn in Capricorn: You would rather relax than have to attend to responsibilities. That sense you have that you need a really long nap is due to this aspect.

May 6 Mercury enters Taurus: Our minds can feel peaceful and quiet during this time. Take some time to breathe and enjoy nature. Use your resources.

May 6 – 10 (Exact May 8) Mercury in Taurus Conjunct Uranus in Taurus: Find opportunities to simplify. You can improve the ways you have space, peace, and reduce how you can earn money or use your creativity. New ways and means are available. Higher concepts are coming through physical experiences. Taking a walk can help you get in touch with your mind through your breath and being. A great meal can spark insight. Your brilliance can emerge through relaxation.

May 6 – 12 (Exact May 9) Sun in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces:  This is the aspect that enhances dreaming, empathizing, sensitivities, and personal connections to universal consciousness. Enjoy these days of connection to a higher sense of life. Your spiritual nature is highlighted. You can connect to spirit directly through your heart.

May 7 – 12 (Exact May 9) Venus in Aries Trine Jupiter in Sagittarius: Affectionate and attractive, you can date, propose, share your heart, and love each other in general. An anticipated aspect, this is a lovely time for relationships, romance, friendship, sweetness, and abundance. A great time to start a relationship.

May 7 – 12 (Exact May 9) Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Fear, manipulation and insecurity can arise in relationships. However, Pluto can also provide power to a relationship in its highest manifestation. Situations can emerge that can empower the attraction and the connection between partners, for better or worse.

May 15 Venus enters Taurus: Beauty, femininity, sensuality. This is the time of centering in relationships, creativity, and finances. Through Venus and Taurus, we touch life. We connect with the divine feminine. This provides true safety and space.

May 15 – 22 Venus in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus: How can you share your values and creativity in a high-minded way? How can you balance freedom and finances and your survival needs? This is a chance to look at Taurus medicine. We may not want to settle for the slower answer because we prefer the short term and we want the rest of our lives figured out. However, this is not realistic, and we need to give up easy wins and spiritual materialism and slow down and revisit our truest values. Over extending is not the future. It sucks the energy from our lives. Life energy is more valuable than the rat race. The rat race is a disease and the conditioning is deep. What is “good?” What is true? It is a prejudice against the feminine to kill ourselves through hurting ourselves by working when we are sick, for example.

May 16 Mars enters Cancer: After feeling you have had to be going in so many directions, Mars finally settles down into sensitive and psychic Cancer for a spell. This can provide either frustration or comfort. I believe this transit of Mars will be comfortable because of the compatible Taurus influences surrounding it. This year is focused on the feminine and energy taken in feminine and cardinal Cancer will be healing and directive for getting the Summer off to a more productive level than Gemini likely was, even though Gemini appeared busier. Cancer is simply more of a leader.

May 17 – 30 (Exact May 23) Mars in Cancer Square Chiron in Aries: This is the dynamic that you must do something about the wound you are experiencing (or more than one). There seems to be a mountain to climb, a corner to turn. You are motivated to keep going. That’s the only way through with a square aspect. It probably feels like you would like to retreat and relax at the same time, and yet it is important to keep forging a new path. That’s the ambivalence of this aspect. Remember that when some people hit a wall, they climb it. However, others learn from it and apply that knowledge to other walls. They find a door. They dig underneath. They discover a way around it. They use other means to get by it. Some people enlist the help of other people to get over the wall. Some others find ways to help another get over the wall even if they, themselves, can’t make it. Remember you can usually walk to another wall. There are only a few required walls.

May 18 Full Moon in Scorpio: This is the time to forgive, express gratitude, and let go of the things that you can no longer engage with. Part of forgiving is learning to appreciate that relationships and endeavors have been a sacred part of your journey. Part of that journey is going inward to understand your own relationship to the worlds beneath your feet and the heavenly realms above. You cannot do so distracted by the “ten thousand things” as they are called in Taoism. Scorpio is honest and deep and asks you to examine how you can work with others by going within to examine what resources you truthfully have to offer. This is likely changing in tangible and surprising ways. Please be gentle and honest with yourself and others.

May 16 – 20 (exact May 18) Mercury in Taurus Trine Pluto in Capricorn: This aspect gives powerful manifestation to your ability to communicate and interact, or simply find yourself in the right place at the right time. Visits to nature or to gardens are highly beneficial.

May 18 – 21 Mercury conjunct Sun in Taurus: We are conscious of our value and we allow ourselves to relax and feel our way forward. Allow yourself to remember what life can be when we return to nature. Creativity and innovation are found in what is most simple. Process by moving and breathing. Easier and simpler is the gift. Nature works with us like a river moving downstream. When we go along with it, we’re in the Taurus mode.

May 21 Sun enters Gemini: Many messages about who you are and the numerous aspects of yourself and others may start to move through you as the Sun transitions into Gemini. You may travel a bit or seek out the company of like-minded people in order to move through this month comfortably.

May 21 Mercury enters Gemini: The mind begins to travel again. Verbal communication becomes the call of the day again. Get your writing pen out as opposed to the Taurus garden trowel.

May 21 – 24 (exact May 21) Mercury Conjunct Sun in Gemini: Mercury and the Sun are saying that head and heart are one. You can use these days to accomplish important tasks and, again, writing and communicating is favored. You have clear insight about who you are and what you wish to convey.

May 21 – 26 (exact May 23) Mercury in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries: This is a healing aspect in regard to your thoughts and even for neurological matters. A good time to seek psychological or mentoring services as you can meet someone supportive and skilled.

May 21 – May 31 (exact May 27) Sun sextile Chiron in Aries: You are able to connect to your true self and feel your raw life energy. This is a fortunate time period for healing. Wounds to the head or to your psychological self are especially favored for healing. There is no doubt that the Chiron focus at the end of the month is calling people to personally experience something that calls them to healing via courage and action. The influence of the Sun in Gemini may mean that you break your problem down into smaller steps. It may mean that you can’t solve the whole problem at once. It may mean you take several perspectives in order to find your best approach. Chiron in Aries can show us a) the best and worst about ourselves as we are challenged to survive and thrive, b) the exposition of our Achilles Heel, or the places we are vulnerable and not invincible when we believed ourselves to be, and c) our greatest strengths. Remember: we are neither indestructible nor helpless.

May 28-June 3 (Exact May 31) Venus in Taurus trine Saturn In Capricorn: This is an aspect that provides an opportunity for long-term relationships. This relationship can be with another or with yourself. Commitments that are grounded and real are great gifts and provide tremendous benefit to your life.

May 30-June 6 (Exact June 2) Venus in Taurus trine Pluto In Capricorn: Longevity and depth in relationships is the focus as Venus is in her home sign. Love can be manifested and the resources are there to put together a lovely and fabulous shared life. Revel in commitments. The energy of love and wisdom is provided by Pluto as we move into late Spring. Our incarnation is honored here. We get to experience sharing on the deepest levels.

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Your April 2019 Newsletter From Dominique

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April 2019 Astrology Trends

Continuing influences…

 February 13-June 12, 2019 (exact March 28, 2019 from about 7 AM MST to about 2:30 PM MST) Pluto in Capricorn oppose North Node in Cancer. (Pluto turns direct on October 2, 2019 so there’s not a chance to oppose the North Node again.) This is an opportunity for true transformation and evolution on a cosmic scale. Look at how powerful the feelings of past habits and forces can be as a shadow and choose to move into the future where and when you can. It’s a meditation in change, transformation, and shadow. What is useful and what have you learned? What is needed to grow and become the future you? What needs to dissolve about your identity, so you can heal and what can you reassess in order to serve something beyond your ego? Then, how can you put this into daily practice?

February 17-March 19, then after Mercury turns direct on March 28; this aspect occurs on April 6- 13 (exact February 24, March 15 and April 10) Mercury in Pisces trine North Node in Cancer: It might be interesting to see how your brain gets involved in the things from your past during this time period. If so, I guess it’s what is meant to be—treading the streets we used to tread. Sometimes we revisit things for a while—go back to visit the old neighborhoods—so to speak. We might not be able to make sense of it at the present time and may not be able to move forward very well, so I say let’s not sweat it and just let it be for now. We can find ourselves in mental loops where we can’t see how to move into the future, so leave ambitious decisions for later in the year. With our minds in Pisces, I think we may feel more nostalgic and intuitive during the long Mercury Retrograde time period than we do rational. Leaning into self-regulation and self-care that turns away from over-indulging will be a good enough victory.

March 5-6 Mercury stations and turns retrograde at 29 degrees Pisces just prior to conjunct with Chiron at 0 degrees Aries. (Mercury finally completes conjunction with Chiron in Aries on April 20 at 3 degrees Aries.): Mercury has been in its shadow period since February 19, getting ready for the retrograde from March 5-28. Turning retrograde so close to Chiron has me thinking we may be looking at how we have been hurt or limited creatively or intuitively and begin to review how me might break free from those mental models we hold within. The month of March is a time to look at the past; the month of April will be a time to look toward the future. We will have the opportunity to understand and learn about how we can think differently in the new astrological year.

March 12-19; April 9-15 (exact March 15 and April 12) Mercury Retrograde square Jupiter in Sagittarius: This gives you the ability to see the big picture and also helps you miss some of the finer details. It’s likely that even though you have an optimistic perspective, you will have to go back over whatever you produce during this time. (There’s a danger of over-estimating your abilities or coming across as egotistical also.)

March 13-20; April 7-14 (exact March 16 and April 11) Mercury Retrograde sextile Pluto in Capricorn: One way to focus your communication that is supported is the area of psychology and deeper subject matters. When you turn away from the frivolous and work on virtuous transformation, Astrology supports you. This is how the energies are directing our expression for the highest good at this time. Therefore, I suppose talk with your spiritual mentor or therapist and think about your mental models instead of go to a party…

March 16-April 12 (exact March 22 and April 7) Mercury Retrograde in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn: A great time for looking into the history of your family and ancestors. A time of good judgment for studying, learning, teaching, organizing, and looking at long-term projects. More serious subjects are favored.

March 18-April 9 (exact March 24 and April 2) Mercury Retrograde conjunct Neptune in Pisces: You may be overwhelmed by the amount of information you receive in dreams, during meditation, and intuitively. Subject matters such as Astrology, spirituality, etc. may be much more up your style at this time. Stay away from those who are anything other than unbiased and compassionate. Those who are unable to let go of deceit and aggression are not able to manifest their higher natures yet.  (Speaking of Martin Luther earlier in this newsletter, this is one of the aspects in his natal chart!)

March 31: Mars enters Gemini: Mars entered the sign of initiation and communication just before April began. Your energy may pick up and you may feel more like talking and reaching out to people than you did in March. Also, Mercury turned direct and as it resumes its forward movement, this placement of Mars will help the collective momentum to begin to turn around and become more motivated to get projects and people moving in an increasingly active direction once more. Seeds may begin to peek out of the ground to sprout, both metaphorically and physically, as Springtime is supported by this Mars in Gemini placement. Our bodies may like a lot of varied movement, so exercise routines can also benefit from activities that incorporate numerous activities instead of many repetitions of one activity.

April Planetary Influences…

 April 5 New Moon in Aries: There’s nothing that compares for starting new projects and dreams like the new moon in Aries! What have you been dreaming of putting into motion? Now is the time to bring it into being—and preferably begin prior to the 10th of April when 3 major planets will begin their long retrograde periods. The outer planet retrogrades are good times to still get things done, but it’s nice to send the spark of inspiration into the universe of our lives now, prior to their retrograde. Plus the Summer will ask us to honor the divine feminine rather than be extremely active. So plan to start your important projects NOW. Make the decision about your long-term projects for the year and then allow their retrograde motions to allow you to implement those decisions. Use this new moon as your clear inspiration to connect to your heart and soul—your true self. There is a T-square connected to this New Moon, but I think it connects you to enough tension in your life that you can understand your unique place in the scheme of life so you can create something needed and new. It’s connected to the Saturn/Pluto conjunction opposing the North Node. This is asking all of us to restructure ourselves and transform to make a new human family. It’s time for you to begin (or continue with a new step of) your true path, step by careful step. The moon will reflect your movement as you take this next step.

April 7 – April 13 (exact April 10) Venus in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces: When Venus and Neptune meet, the potential expands for romance, compassion, and spiritual experiences. The flip side of the coin is that negativity, aggression and harshness can barely be tolerated by sensitive folks. Motivation to finish things may be lowered, as well. Focusing on creativity, music, and the arts would yield better results. Helping others is recommended instead of attempting to be too “realistic.” Find some way to give yourself downtime and the ability to daydream.

April 7 – April 13 (exact April 10) Sun in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn: Responsibilities are knocking at the door but your doorbell may not be working and you may not hear the call. People may question your commitment and you may feel a lot of pressure to perform or experience a block of some sort when it comes to fulfilling your responsibilities. This may cause worry or anxiety. Instead of looking for praise or pushing yourself, it may be better to schedule around this block if your can. This may simply be a bad time to attempt to deliver anything. Anything at all! Loot at how it intersects with the Venus/Neptune conjunction! That’s why.

April 10 Jupiter turns Retrograde in Sagittarius (through August 11): Jupiter is in its home sign of Sagittarius during this year’s retrograde. Three slow-moving retrogrades begin in April this year. This is the first, and Jupiter works in conjunction with Saturn like the in-breath and the out-breath. Jupiter expands. Saturn constricts. When planets retrograde, their influence is generally dampened. Both Jupiter and Saturn are in their home signs, so they could be seen as traveling ambassadors who have gone to their home countries and are now taking some time off to be with their families during the several months of retrograde. That means Jupiter (Zeus) will not necessarily be paying such close attention to handing out its beneficent gifts around the zodiac. Also, it may portend some calm and give a chance for you to explore without such strong wind at your back—which could mean peace and calm. Another way to look at retrograde planets is that their energies go from conscious to unconscious. In the case of Jupiter, you may experience unconscious expansion in the areas of wisdom, learning, philosophy, mentorship and relationship with teachers (coalescence of information you could only understand intellectually up to now), and the larger picture of things. In fact, these pictures may occur as projections—dreams and visions. During mid-April, you may feel the inertia of Jupiter’s stationary period while it “turns around” and its speed is decreased. This decrease in speed will happen when it turns direct in August, also. The speed decrease when going retrograde/direct occurs for all planets.

April 7-13 (Exact April 10) Venus in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn: Serious long-term relationships emerge from meetings that occur at this time. Also, this may result in large age-gaps or mentor-mentee relationships. They may be romantic or platonic. This is a nice blend of integrating an artistic approach and understand along with structuring an evaluative way of testing the waters and learning about creativity and organizing life.

April 11 – 16 (Exact April 14) Venus in Pisces trine North Node in Cancer): If you use your heart and your divine feminine energy, you can feel into the family of the world at this time. What would you like to create and contribute? Raising this energy needs to be done consciously.

April 10 – April 16 exact (April 13) Sun in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: This conflictual energy puts us in touch with how our ego energy can be at odds with power. Maybe this will be shown to us because someone who is in a position of authority will externalize it. Maybe it will be because we, ourselves, need to examine how we use power. The highest use would be to examine power structures in relation to the human ego. How does personal power intersect with group power? How do both intersect with other forms of power—the power of universal consciousness? The power of nature? Maybe acknowledging what we create and the creations we are only a small part of and interact with would help us to keep from setting up any conflicting social situations associated with the square aspect. In any case, understanding that a square aspect is occurring and attributing conflicts to it will probably keep us from doing harm. Doing no harm is where it’s at, baby! Also, an easy way to work with this energy is to do some third chakra meditations if you like that approach. Also, if you have something broken that needs to be fixed—power up your life by fixing or replacing it.

April 11 – April 17 (exact April 14) Sun in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius: Using the Jupiter energy in a trine aspect can be a way to expand and access our understanding of ourselves. This is an opportunity to examine ourselves and understand how we are growing in new ways. It is a time to realize we’re in a new personal phase and gain / synthesize new wisdom. You can also do this through exercise when fire signs are involved—getting physical through mountain climbing or some sort of inspirational sport activity is highly recommended. You can try a new and daring sport or activity if you like.

April 12 – April 17 (exact April 14) Venus in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn: This is supportive energy to integrate romance, creativity, and financial support along with the other aspects during this time to whatever you are transforming. The feminine energy of Venus in Pisces is almost like an integrated heartbeat at the center of the ocean that can touch on the earth energy of Pluto’s earthquake energy to calm it down and say—“breathe, friend… not so much now…” Venus may have a hard time not getting pulled into the underworld.

April 13 – April 18 (exact April 15) Venus in Pisces square Jupiter in Sagittarius: Venus and Jupiter are generally the closest of allies, so when they’re in square aspect, well, they’re still friends. It’s just that they’re a bit muted or watered down. Jupiter is also retrograde. So, for these two planets that operate as the gift-givers of the zodiac it’s as if partners are without their best supports on these days. Venus is trying to hold up both sides of a heavy barbell—and doing it with Pluto (see above), the heaviest planet in the chart. Jupiter has taken a siesta.

April 17 Mercury Enters Aries: Oh, how we wish to BE through touching the objects of this world; through our nervous response to the world around us. Mercury rules our nervous system and Aries is the sign of birth and being. As Mercury the swift-footed moves through Aries, we want to take everything around us and make it our own, so please do not embody thief-Mercury with impulsive Aries, but instead embody the fact that you probably will pick up something new this month and feel it all through your nervous system. I hope you will be able to sleep. (Jupiter and Saturn retrograde along with Neptune in Pisces, Uranus in Taurus, and the other Pisces/Taurus influences may actually help in regard to allowing us to rest, so perhaps the skies are working together after all.)

April 17 – 22 (exact April 19) Mercury in Aries conjunct Chiron on Aries: This is the influence that has me wondering about people’s abilities to act the thief. Also, look out for head injuries and brain injuries. On the plus side, you may find healing instead of injury for issues and injuries of these natures. The first half of April may be a crucial time to consciously train your mind to be ready for a new cycle of growth when it hits Chiron. Life is asking us to step up our trust and our actions. No sitting on the sidelines; Aries wants us thinking and acting out of integrity and with some assertive, creative energy. Use Mercury to develop a strong mind this cycle.

April 19 Full Moon in Libra: The moon travels in and out of the earth’s orbit, and this full moon is the time in the month during which the moon is traveling outside the earth’s orbit. (The new moon is when the moon slips into the earth’s obit and is closest to the earth). This is symbolic of how we live closer and further from one another in relationship, balancing our love and fear toward one another. During this Full Moon, which is opposing Uranus, we will need to gather up our sense of what our inner heartfelt values are and how we wish to embody and express them as we work on our relationships with the Taurus and Libra/Venus energies brought to the surface for evaluation and integration. If you find yourself emotionally disrupted or surprised by the Sun/Uranus conjunction opposing the Moon, use that to balance out your body and mind. Taurus energy needs to start in the body first, so let yourself use nature, movement, and meditation to heal.  Offer those around you your balance as a path through.

April 20 Sun Enters Taurus: Taurus rules the neck, and the idea of holding our heads up high in the feminine energy of Taurus occurs to me a s a beautiful symbol of Spring this year. Taurus is the earth itself learning to manifest life. The very essence of life emerging from the decay of the past, using the past to create new life—is the essence of the Taurus magic. Slow and steady and soft, we feel how the solar power moving into Taurus changes from the fire of Aries into the slow body of Taurus. Aries wants to spark and Taurus wants to plant. That is why Taurus can be called possessive—the way the soil possesses a seed for a little while—to offer it space to grow.

April 20 Venus Enters Aries: Venus moves into the sign that lights the flame of manifesting new beings. Our personal needs may feel paramount. Conversely, we may feel childlike and attracted to a high level of activity, stimulation, intellectual activity, and sexuality. Enjoy the fiery interaction and inspiration that comes from relationships and projects while Venus if in Aries.   

April 20 – 26 (exact April 23) Venus in Aries conjunct Chiron on Aries: It is possible to inflict wounds in relationships or heal relationships. It is possible to help or heal your financial or creative life. A new start is available provided you keep your eye on healing. During the first half of April, use your time to get grounded and spiritual so you’re not unconsciously seeking battle with this Venus/Chiron aspect—but instead consciously use the energy for healing and a new cycle of growth.

April 20 – 25 (exact April 22) Sun in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus: The Sun is not the light we see from the Sun but what is behind that light—the power of a star. We may not be able to see into a star but we can sense a bit of starlight in the fact that we ourselves are made from starlight. Uranus manifests in varying degrees of intensity and constructivism as it speaks the language of wholeness to its parts, or the language of earth to its inhabitants. Ideas come to and through poets, artists, inventors, scientists, statespersons, and revolutionaries. Any seeds of ideas that have been planted inside you may unexpectedly take root with this aspect. Or, you may see power outages…

April 24 Pluto in Capricorn turns Retrograde (through October 3): Pluto is one of those planets that has to do with what life does to us. We have little control where Pluto events are concerned because they’re rather non-personal when it comes down to it, in many cases. While we have little control, we may observe that events conspire and swirl around us to transform us and affect us as individuals even though we feel a bit like they are beyond our reach. With Pluto retrograde, we may feel we have reach into things we ordinarily would not have access to affect. Allow yourself some time and energy to do what you can do to help restructure and recreate the world anew this year in whatever capacity you have to do so.

April 21 – May 2 (exact April 27) Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces: Mars is doing a variety of things. Maybe Mars can’t decide on which thing to prioritize under this additional Neptune in Pisces aspect. Maybe Mars would do best to DO some dreaming and psychic activities. Prayers and connecting to the oneness aspects of living. And do less, as Mars may run into some blocks if trying to get very assertive. Less may be more in terms of direct action and communication.

April 29 Saturn in Capricorn turns Retrograde (ends September 16): Saturn in Capricorn means the tests are canceled for the middle of the year. Saturn is the teacher of the zodiac. For now, this planet of restriction to help us streamline our focus will be taking a long siesta for the middle of 2019. Saturn helps us understand and define ourselves as we experience these lessons and individuate through the process of refining and strengthening ourselves and our character. During Saturn retrograde, we are tasked with self-determination. Use the time to appreciate and enjoy our wisdom and enjoy the discipline of living within our means and abilities to create wonderful structure and progress around ourselves in our environments, free of too many additional burdens. A time to catch up.

April 30 – October 3 (Exact June 16) Neptune in Pisces Trine North Node in Cancer: The divine feminine is a study in depth of receiving rather than pushing forward. Learning to receive and accept; forgive and rely on intuition—these are very different approaches than our cultural indoctrination. Taking a lot of time to learn and experience this approach during the Summer would make a better world, without a doubt, says Astrology.

April 29 – May 3 (exact May 1): Mercury in Aries square North Node in Cancer: Mercury feels the urge to accomplish many tasks but the North Node is calling us to experience the influence of a divine mothering and re-parenting. Relaxation is in the air for the Summer. I’m sorry, Mercury. It is time to allow and slow down instead of business as usual. Try creativity in the area of your heart’s desires if you really want to achieve something.

 

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


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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 March 2019 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

March 2019 Astrology Trends

Continuing influences…

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 during the course of our days, by the end of this Spring, we should have built some daily practices that are pretty robust.

February 13-June 12, 2019 (exact March 28, 2019 from about 7 AM MST to about 2:30 PM MST) Pluto in Capricorn oppose North Node in Cancer. (Pluto turns direct on October 2, 2019 so there’s not a chance to oppose the North Node again.) This is an opportunity for true transformation and evolution on a cosmic scale. Look at how powerful the feelings of past habits and forces can be as a shadow and choose to move into the future where and when you can. It’s a meditation in change, transformation, and shadow. What is useful and what have you learned? What is needed to grow and become the future you? What needs to dissolve about your identity, so you can heal and what can you reassess in order to serve something beyond your ego? Then, how can you put this into daily practice?

February 18-March 10 (exact February 28) Mars in Taurus sextile Sun in Pisces: A boost of energy! This aspect gives physical energy as well as a degree of emotional cleansing for the end of February. We should feel a sense of aliveness and vitality. We can attend to our projects and get plenty accomplished, enjoy some sports activities, and enjoy being together with loved ones.

February 17-March 19, then after Mercury turns direct on March 28; this aspect occurs on April 6- 13 (exact February 24, March 15 and April 10) Mercury in Pisces trine North Node in Cancer: It might be interesting to see how your brain gets involved in the things from your past during this time period. If so, I guess it’s what is meant to be—treading the streets we used to tread. Sometimes we revisit things for a while—go back to visit the old neighborhoods—so to speak. We might not be able to make sense of it at the present time and may not be able to move forward very well, so I say let’s not sweat it and just let it be for now. We can find ourselves in mental loops where we can’t see how to move into the future, so leave ambitious decisions for later in the year. With our minds in Pisces, I think we may feel more nostalgic and intuitive during the long Mercury Retrograde time period than we do rational. Leaning into self-regulation and self-care that turns away from over-indulging will be a good enough victory.

March Planetary Influences…

March 1-3 Venus in Capricorn Square Uranus in Aries: You may feel restless and bursting to begin something new and creative with this cardinal energy— (make sure it is not an illicit romantic affair!)—but channel it into art or inspiration of some sort.

March 5-6 Mercury stations and turns retrograde at 29 degrees Pisces just prior to conjunct with Chiron at 0 degrees Aries. (Mercury finally completes conjunction with Chiron in Aries on April 20 at 3 degrees Aries.): Mercury has been in its shadow period since February 19, getting ready for the retrograde from March 5-28. Turning retrograde so close to Chiron has me thinking we may be looking at how we have been hurt or limited creatively or intuitively and begin to review how me might break free from those mental models we hold within. The month of March is a time to look at the past; the month of April will be a time to look toward the future. We will have the opportunity to understand and learn about how we can think differently in the new astrological year.

March 6: Big day! New Moon in Pisces (15 degrees) and Uranus transitions into Taurus.

Sun and Moon in Pisces (the New Moon) conjunct Neptune in Pisces, sextile Saturn in Capricorn, and sextile Mars in Taurus: The ego can dissolve at this time of the year as we meditate on spiritual matters and swim in the waters of Pisces! Pisces is the integration and oneness that brings all other signs together; the end of the astrological year. The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is “In a quiet moment, the flow of inspiration.” It’s a time of reflection and depth when we can deeply contemplate our connection to a larger universe. If you allow yourself some time alone during this New Moon, you will be giving your spirit and life a gift.

Outwardly, there’s an increase in imagination, empathy, psychic impressions, and the ability to understand (and hopefully honor—instead of exploit) the thoughts and feelings of others. Mars in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn seem almost protective of this New Moon, as if they are Earth sentries watching out on either side of the sensitive Pisces thrumming heart. Saturn in Capricorn provides integrity and Mars in Taurus provides thoughtful action. Both can be channels to manifest your dreams and ideas when you touch deeply into your heart and into universal themes on this New Moon. If you are working on something that is meaningful, and especially if it is meaningful to restructuring the world around you, Astrology offers you encouragement.

March 6 Uranus moves into Taurus and will not move back into Aries again during our lifetimes. Uranus in Taurus means the physical world, the financial world, the relational world, and the ways we eat, posses, and experience life are stimulated by Uranus’s radical influence. Uranus acts like lightning strikes a tree. Taurus is earth and Uranus is Space, so space travel may expand during the next seven years. Taurus rules the arts, and Uranus rules network and digital culture, so artforms may expand in new ways and computing may undergo an entirely new revolution. Aries is the Pioneer, but Taurus is the Restaurateur and Artist—so prepare to settle down for comfort and relaxation—a great meal—instead of bold new journeys into unknown territory alone.

March 5-12 (exact March 9) Sun in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn: This is a time to focus on what matters to you. If you were to turn away from your focus, you would not feel good. Integrity will get you through better than entertainment or losing yourself in any sort of indulgence.

March 5-19 (exact March 10) Mars in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces: A good time for soul mates/twin flames to meet, or re-meet, since Mercury is retrograde! You may feel you are meeting someone you have known from past lives. With Mars in Taurus, this can be an earthy and sensual connection. Neptune adds the deeply spiritual sense to any union. Those who are in a long-term partnership can feel the sensitivity of their relationship cause a very nice attunement to one another. Ideal time for romantic partners to enjoy one another! Alternatively, you can spend time with friends and groups of people and enjoy the fantastic vibes that emanate from being together. Drama, music, dance, etc. are all favored.

March 10-16 (exact March 13) Sun in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn: Focusing on psychological issues can help you solve some mysteries. Also, you can explore issues of power and influence and how they have affected your ability to integrate your whole self. How can people help or hurt others through their reactions and behaviors, and what they build in life? What do we have the power to choose?

March 12-16 (exact March 14) Mercury Retrograde conjunct Sun in Pisces: Reviewing your communication, self-expression, maybe even feeling you may take a class. Reading, writing, details, travel around town (back and forth), distraction, talking, and a high level of stimulation. Possibly re-doing things or re-starting archived projects or endeavors.

March 12-19; April 9-15 (exact March 15 and April 12) Mercury Retrograde square Jupiter in Sagittarius: This gives you the ability to see the big picture and also helps you miss some of the finer details. It’s likely that even though you have an optimistic perspective, you will have to go back over whatever you produce during this time. (There’s a danger of over-estimating your abilities or coming across as egotistical also.)

March 13-20; April 7-14 (exact March 16 and April 11) Mercury Retrograde sextile Pluto in Capricorn: One way to focus your communication that is supported is the area of psychology and deeper subject matters. When you turn away from the frivolous and work on virtuous transformation, Astrology supports you. This is how the energies are directing our expression for the highest good at this time. Therefore, I suppose talk with your spiritual mentor or therapist and think about your mental models instead of go to a party…

March 11-17 (exact March 14) Sun in Pisces trine North Node in Cancer: At this time, we have access to sense the direction our lives should take—should we choose to tune into this energy. The universe is gently guiding us along. The danger is that we can get lulled into the feeling that everything is just fine the way it is and we don’t have to do anything. You will be better in the long run if you initiate some new activities that push you into some new territory.

March 11-17 (exact March 14) Sun in Pisces square Jupiter in Sagittarius: Does everything look and sound good? Does it feel like you could expand infinitely? Unfortunately, that is Jupiter talking and gravity will still be a factor when this aspect ends. Somewhat in contradiction to the Pisces Sun trine Cancer North Node, this aspect also asks you to practice moderation and good habits in all things. I will meet you there, and I will do the same.

March 15-20 (exact March 17) Mars in Taurus sextile Mercury Retrograde in Pisces: Your intuition and actions are aligned in such a way that they affect you physically. You may really feel a hunger to connect with others and a courage to communicate how you feel more than usual. This may not come out as words but in how you move, relate, sing, dance, emote, or act. You may feel a strong sense of purpose and justice, a strong need to comfort, protect, and be comforted. Safety, relationships, and commitment are key.

March 16-April 12 (exact March 22 and April 7) Mercury Retrograde in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn: A great time for looking into the history of your family and ancestors. A time of good judgment for studying, learning, teaching, organizing, and looking at long-term projects. More serious subjects are favored.

March 17, 2019-February 26, 2020 24 (exact January 12, 2020 at 22 degrees 46 minutes from about 8:43-10:43 AM MST) Saturn in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: There comes a time to rebuild the foundations of rotting structures and next January it will be come apparent that the time has come. This is one of the most important aspects of our lifetimes. The last time Saturn and Pluto met in Capricorn was, I believe, 1518. In October of 1517, Martin Luther hammered the notice on a church door and during 1518, the protestant religious reformation began. One way or another, change to the systems that have been slowly sinking and decaying will be manifest. How this affects you, personally, will be anyone’s guess. However, this is a long-term aspect. For now, it is coming into orb this month and will get stronger until it is exact next January. Saturn in Capricorn is the hardest working placement in the zodiac. Pluto in Capricorn is the destroyer/creator of governments. Together, they will transform the social constructs around us.

March 20: Sun enters Aries at 3:59 PM and then Full Moon in Libra and Sun enters Aries, March 20 7:43 pm:

New Astrological Year Chart, or what 2019/2020 has in store for us: The following aspects occur during March, but also the snapshot as the astrological year begins sets the tone for the entire year!

New Year Chart 2019

Sun conjunct Chiron in Aries: This year, we will need to be tough as nails and also face our traumas, wounds, conflicts, and hardships. It is important to learn from and grow from what has previously held us back. We will develop regenerative healing powers as a result.

Mars in Taurus Trine Pluto in Capricorn: Provided you have everything you need, you can take action finally on the things you have been waiting for! This aspect provides lots of birthing energy for the things you have been pregnant with for a long time. You probably need to give a few powerful pushes, though. [March 15-March (Exact March 20)]

Venus in Aquarius Square Mars in Taurus: The divine feminine demands freedom, stimulation, and liberation this year. The divine masculine is moving slowly, feeling things out carefully, and craving comfort. [March 21]

Venus in Aquarius Sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius: Good luck indicator. This is a warm and happy aspect allowing broad expansion, favoring generosity and socializing, happy love-making and sensuality in relationships, bestowing gifts and good fortune, and all-around benefits. A great signal that the new year is full of good fortune. The only caution is to practice moderation, as always, where Jupiter is involved. [March 21]

Mercury Retrograde conjunct Neptune in Pisces: You may be overwhelmed by the amount of information you receive in dreams, during meditation, and intuitively. Subject matters such as Astrology, spirituality, etc. may be much more up your style at this time. Stay away from those who are anything other than unbiased and compassionate. Those who are unable to let go of deceit and aggression are not able to manifest their higher natures yet.  (Speaking of Martin Luther earlier in this newsletter, this is one of the aspects in his natal chart!) [March 18-April 9 (exact March 24 and April 2)]

Pluto in Capricorn oppose North Node in Cancer: Evolution that is calling you forth to become more than who you thought you could be. The dissolution of your ego beyond what you can control. Looking to your higher self for guidance in order to integrate the conflict between chaos and evolution.

Mars in Taurus sextile North Node in Cancer: The North Node in Cancer is about learning to view others as precious members of our family. With Mars sextile the North Node, it’s possible to put that attitude into action. On our personal journeys, we can collaborate and cooperate in ways that are courageous and disciplined. This helps us help others. As we navigate our paths forward, we can sometimes do the most by doing less. Allowing others the space to be themselves and observing their strengths can be a very Mars-in-Taurus way of actively supporting them. Sometimes allowing others to grow is like allowing our children to grow by arranging opportunities for them. [March 16- March 26 (Exact March 21).]

–End of astrological new year aspects–

March 26-March 31 (exact March 27) Venus in Pisces Sextile Uranus in Taurus: Another good time to meet new people, whether platonic or romantic. A good time for entertainment and artistic endeavors, as well. Originality and self-expression are supported.

Mercury stations and turns direct on March 28 at 16 degrees Pisces, the same degree as Neptune: It would be super nice if you can take this day to be in solitude or with your friends because not only is Mercury doing a turn-about, but conjunction to Neptune is one of the most confusing aspects for communication to boot! It’s probably a good aspect for meditation and dreaming; not so good for talking and doing business. If someone “gets you” on March 28, they really “get 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:

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 February 2019 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

February 2019 Astrology Trends

Continuing influences….

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.

January 24-February 4 (exact January 29/30) Sun in Aquarius conjunct Mercury in Aquarius. Not only is this a strong and amazing time for communication breakthroughs, but communication about and an investigation into human values and an experience of group consciousness.

January 28– February 5 (exact February 2) Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. As Saturn and Pluto near their conjunction, each planet will make aspects to one then the other. Mars first squared Saturn and now squares Pluto shortly after. Mars square Pluto is an explosive, powerful, and frustrating combination. Use the mantra “do no harm” during these days and allow no harm to be done to you.

January 31-February 3 (exact February 3) Venus in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces. If anyone asks you to prove yourself, let it go and know you’re learning who to trust or not trust. True love and support doesn’t come with tests.

February Astrological Trends…

February 3 Venus moves into the sign of Capricorn: A good time to start long-term relationships or financial ventures. Also, long-lasting creative projects are favored during the Capricorn time period. Capricorn asks you to pursue your long-term goals and get the job done rather than procrastinate any longer.

New Moon in Aquarius February 4: This New Moon is at the mid-point between Saturn and Neptune, which tells us it’s a fortunate moon for integrating wisdom and dreams. It almost seems the New Year starts on this New Moon instead of on January 1 this year, and January may have been very busy if yours anything like mine was. This is chance to catch your breath and really focus on your intentions. You can slow down and restart. Make some wishes on this Full Moon, knowing they can easily manifest. Your ability to follow-through and settle down has arrived. It is a time of positivity, generosity, benevolence, and friendship. Mercury influences say that your thinking should be clear, and Jupiter says you can take a broad perspective. Humanitarian pursuits and bringing heaven to earth are promoted with Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune involved.

Supporting New Moon Aspects:

Saturn in Capricorn Sextile Neptune in Pisces (See Above)…

February 2-6 (exact February 3) Mercury in Aquarius sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius: An aspect of the student of life. Adopting a forward-looking perspective and thinking about the future is just fine under this aspect. Positive thinking is the word of the day. Less stress than usual and diplomatic skills are enhanced. It’s easy to make friends, make decisions, and communicate on all sorts of levels.

(End Supporting New Moon Aspects)

February 5-10 (exact February 6) Mercury in Aquarius sextile Mars in Aries: Mind and body become one for a little while in the sign of Aquarius. Adding a little extra effort to our endeavors can help us achieve just about anything. Our purpose and initiative is strong. Friendship and groups are favored. You can be direct and honest in your actions and speech, as well as advocate for others. You may find people to be extra attractive and others may say you have some extra charisma of your own. It’s a good time to propose marriage or propose a date.

February 3-12 (exact (February 8) Sun in Aquarius sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius: Fortune smiles down on us with this transit! Resistance to progress vanishes as the way is cleared for us to move forward. You can expand into new projects or grow your current endeavors. This is one of the most fortunate influences in all of astrology. The growth can be material or non-material (such as spiritual). You can move forward (whether you’re working alone or in a group) in leaps and bounds right now. A powerful and positive time.

February 7-11 (exact February 10) Mercury in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries. New insights in regard to electricity / air / travel / space / technology. Breakthrough and psychic energy abound, as does inspiration and pioneering progress. You can find yourself the recipient of many creative and out of the ordinary thoughts and heightened visual and heart-felt experiences. The senses and psychic impressions can be profound. Stay open-minded and open to hearing from people who are different than you are to learn and grow.

Mercury enters Pisces February 11: What has kept us out of the deep waters? What keeps us holding on to the edge or the shore? What happens next in our collective imagination? Mercury in Pisces will stay a while as the planet will traverse Pisces forward, backward through Pisces in retrograde during the majority of March, and then forward again. We will have about 3 months of contemplating the deep waters of living instead of staying on the surface. Let’s take advantage of feeling into our ideas and daily living. Risks are the price of anything worthwhile; messes are part of the process of creations; a dark night of the soul occurs prior to a breakthrough; multiple win-win scenarios exist and when one person loses both sides actually lose; it’s great to take the long way home; there is infinite value in dreaming and imagination; conflicts are only the surface of something—underneath we are one—and that is Pisces.

February 6-14 (exact February 13) Mars in Aries conjunct Uranus in Aries. People will likely want to push things through with such aggression and force all of a sudden, and with speed, as Uranus breeds urgency. The urge to break free of something is strong under Mars conjunct Uranus. Try not to be one of the people swayed by this aspect if you can resist the energies of this conjunction. Like Robin Williams, who had this conjunction in his natal chart, you may observe people talking a mile a minute, seemingly pushed on by a manic energy. This aspect is in square aspect to the North Node in Cancer, which means it is not in alignment with the sense of a higher collective “family” approach, which would take everyone into account instead of ruthlessly attending to a singular desire. These are cardinal influences, which leads me to believe that there are new things that are being brought into manifestation. When you create, create inspiration and ideas instead of trying to manifest it at this time. Write down your ideas and plan out things, but make sure to stay away from imposing your thoughts on others.

February 13-June 12, 2019 (exact March 28, 2019 from about 7 AM MST to about 2:30 PM MST) Pluto in Capricorn oppose North Node in Cancer. (Pluto turns direct on October 2, 2019 so there’s not a chance to oppose the North Node again.): Power and the abuse of power are up for examination. The feeling that the past is being relived can be strong when Pluto and the North Node interact, in a karmic sense. Pluto would like to transform the lessons of the past instead of see us relive them and the North Node certainly would like to see us evolve. We are asked to restructure the world in ways that serve families right now. It’s difficult for people to trust authority figures.

February 14, early morning MST, Mars enters Taurus: Time to add the meticulous details to the projects started under the Mars in Aries influence. Mars in Taurus is a time of slowing down, planting the seeds and waiting patiently. It’s a fixed earth sign, where patience rules the day and slow and steady is the way forward. Enjoyment and comfort rule the activities of the Taurean Mars. Taurus is sensual, romantic, focused on the body, artistic and creative, a lover of saving and efficiency, attracted to business and finance, and one of the builders of the world. Along with being a hard worker, Taurus receives well, and so your powers of attraction may be stronger.

February 14-20 (exact February 17) Venus in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces: An increase in sensitivity, empathy, creativity, passion, romance, and tenderness can be experienced under this aspect, Enjoy relationships and enhancing both your own beauty and the environments around you. Intuition and spirituality are also heightened.

February 14-21 (exact February 18) Venus in Capricorn conjunct Saturn in Capricorn: This aspect can lead to financial hardships, relationship adversities, or creative stoppages. You may find challenges to expressing the love and affection you feel. Also, you may experience sadness or distance in a relationship. You could use the time to focus on practical considerations such as budgeting or the practical aspects of a relationship.

February 16-18 (exact February 18) Sun in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries: New, creative, and unusual things are brewing in the world! Time to bring them into manifestation. Let yourself focus on creative pursuits and feel free to work with others to do so. Others may spark some brilliant insights and you may find yourself curious about some things that you would not expect. Let yourself experience some cultural and social interests, or scientific and futuristic explorations.

February 18 Sun enters Pisces: How will you integrate the wisdom you have gained? Ho can you be selfless in your service to the world? What is in your imagination that you can begin to express? How are you experiencing your empathy? How in touch with universal consciousness are you? These are some of the questions to answer during the month of Sun in Pisces.

Full Moon in Virgo, February 19 8:53 am MST:  The Full Moon provides an opportunity to integrate many of the conflicting aspects (Venus/Saturn and Mars/Uranus along with Mercury/Neptune) to provide a touch of excitement and interest where we can be sure that the divine has a plan for us and we can take some steps into the unknown future with confidence, despite setbacks or challenges that we face. We can find the faith to take action despite trials and tests and surmount the obstacles. Abiding trust emerges as the theme for this Full Moon in Virgo.

February 17-20 (exact February 19) Mercury in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces.  The subjects of art and spirituality are highlighted with Mercury and Neptune meeting. Communicate and explore the mysteries of life during this time, as the mysteries of life would like to have a dialogue with you, for sure. Meditation, dreaming, Tarot, an all ways of talking with life are recommended. Compassion and support are the highest use of these energies. Deceit, projection, miscommunication, fear, paranoia—these are lowest.

February 17-23 (exact February 20) Mercury in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn: Long-term projects such as investments and real-estate transactions are favored as this is a time for clear-headed thinking and concentration. A great time to communicate openly and honestly also. Saturn is a serious influence, so it’s not for flippant matters and brings a gravitas to Mercury matters.

February 20-26 (exact February 23) Venus in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: This time increases the need people have for attention in relationships. It’s a powerful pull toward feeling loved and attractive, so be sensitive to your partner’s need for affection and time. Their behavior may baffle you or your own needs may feel suddenly overwhelming as you realize you are needing more love and affection. If we’re not aware and careful, we can feel jealous or possessive.

February 17-March 2 (exact February 24) Mercury in Pisces sextile Venus in Capricorn: Barriers to social harmony dissipate under his favorable aspect as people begin to get friendly. You can relax and socialize if you like. People seem extra charming (including you). You can see how to move forward and see how everyone can benefit from solutions.

February 23-28 (exact February 25) Mercury in Pisces trine North Node in Cancer: When doors simply open for you, you’re going to know you’re headed in the right direction. This is an influence where, if you pay attention, you can glimpse a link to see your future. You may spend some time contemplating where you will be in the future.

February 18-March 10 (exact February 28) Mars in Taurus sextile Sun in Pisces: A boost of energy to end the month! This aspect gives physical energy as well as a degree of emotional cleansing for the end of February. We should feel a sense of aliveness and vitality. We can attend to our projects and get plenty accomplished, enjoy some sports activities, and enjoy being together with others.

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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:

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 January 2019 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

January 2019 Astrology Trends

Continuing Influences…

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-January 6 (exact January 2, 2019) Sun in Capricorn conjunct Saturn in Capricorn. When the Sun meets Saturn, 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 about 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!

January Influences…

January 1-4 (exact January 4) Mercury in Sagittarius trine Retrograde Uranus in Aries: Broad-minded and expansive thinking characterizes this time period, focused on getting things done. Original insights may occur to you.

January 1-4 (exact January 4) Mercury in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces: Mental anguish may occur, or you may be focused on how your thinking has not served you. How you operate on a daily basis is being changed and transmuted and here is one of the touch-points of that change.

January 4 Mercury moves into Capricorn at about 8 PM MST: During Mercury in Capricorn (through January 24), get your doctor to look at your skeleton, knees, and joints to support your stability. Mercury is our nervous system, our mind and memory, our daily routines and habits. All of these can be stabilized during the journey through Capricorn. You can enjoy the Capricorn energy of ambition and social spirit as well.

January 2-8 (exact January 5) Sun in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces: Capricorn solutions are thrift, caution, perseverance, and self-discipline. When the Sun sheds light on these powerful remedies and Neptune offers its view into the divine realm in a beneficial aspect such as this, we can bring heaven to earth in the arena of sensation and grounded behaviors. “Use what God gave you.” Pisces is the last stop on the zodiac, so this may also be a time of very positive divine releasing, if you wish to engage crystals or water in rituals or meditations.

January 2-7 (exact January 5) Venus in Scorpio trine North Node in Cancer: Union occurs socially whether it is recognized by the individual or not, and the sign of Scorpio is where the power to understand our impact on others occurs in a deep and transformative way. Cancer rules the family and the places we seek comfort. The North Node is telling us that if we wish, this is a time to touch deeply the recognition that family is a deeply important and transformative part of our social fabric for us to value in meaningful ways. Scorpio often can engage compensatory or shunning behaviors and learns later to rise into empowerment of the self and others as they transcend their issues. Similarly, we need to use aspects such as this to realize that valuing families with true measures of support may mean learning to view social contracts with a much deeper fabric than we have previously done. That is what the North Node will be teaching us during its journey through Cancer.

January 5: Capricorn Solar Eclipse/New Moon: Saturn is conjunct the Sun and Moon in Capricorn and Neptune is sextile the Sun/Moon eclipse, so while Saturn constricts and narrows focus and energy and asks that disciplines be switched on in the areas ruled by Capricorn—in other words—dig in and work hard with your ethics firmly attached—Neptune is inviting Dionysus to the table for the next six months, also. This eclipse may kick off something new that you were not expecting—building a new structure into your material life. The Saturn-Moon connection symbolizes the power of an individual to come into form—the “I am” consciousness. Caused either intrinsically or by external factors, the changes are likely to touch on the places that you have been fearing to tread for some time since Saturn and Capricorn are involved. Building the world around you anew is not only possible, it is written in the stars. Now is the time to begin, and while planting seeds takes germination time, your patience and persistence will reap rewards. Have faith in your efforts. The areas that this eclipse touches are the family (Cancer) and society (Capricorn), so something major is shifting in the Cancer/Capricorn arena for us over the coming 18 months. Changes in form are ruled by Saturn. Saturn usually constricts something or takes something away.

January 6, 2019 Uranus turns direct at 28 degrees Aries: Uranus wants to know if we are listening to how we are to embody complete and total revolution. The Sabian Symbol for the point at which Uranus turns direct this year is a celestial choir singing. As Uranus finishes up its sweep through Aries, which has seen several awakenings to human rights issues, environmental concerns, information issues, and new technologies—in addition to yet-to-be-publicized-areas—we are moving into a stabilization / embodiment period for 7 years or so during the Uranus transit of Taurus. Before we focus on physical breath, there is one last gasp of fire and electricity moving through the dark night of the soul, looking for a place to ground itself. Electricity itself is neutral. In the hands of an expert, it can be harnessed to great purpose. In the hands of a fool, it is death and destruction. Uranus asks us to transcend our previous wisdom.

January 2-7 (exact January 6) Venus in Scorpio Trine Chiron in Pisces: The fruits of experience are in alignment with ailments, either past or present. You can learn more about what’s bothering you if you look deeply into it.

January 2-7 (exact January 6) Venus in Scorpio Quincunx Uranus in Aries: Adjustments need to be made based on what you are learning. You’ll gain from this even though it’s likely to be uncomfortable.

January 7 Venus moves into Sagittarius: Suddenly, things will seem larger than life. What was very emotional now will be able to be put into perspective. Now is the time to integrate the big experiences. If you are seeking wisdom, need to teach or learn, wish to sign up for a class or get mentorship, the time of Venus in Sagittarius is a good time to find guidance in relationships. People should be able to be honest, compassionate, sincere, and engage in abstract thought. Relationships, creative pursuits, and finances can expand in scope.

January 4-11 (exact January 8) Mercury in Capricorn square Mars in Aries. Mercury square Mars is generally a time of miscommunication. With Capricorn and Aries involved, Mercury shows up with lots of motivation and a list of to-do items humming in their head and Mars is at cross roads wanting to take Mercury in a ride in their brand new car. The Mars acceleration is pedal to the ground and the momentum can’t be throttled. Things will probably move despite plans otherwise.

January 7-15 (exact January 11) Sun in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: This is an extremely powerful aspect for bringing new form into being or transforming. Think of water changing from steam to liquid to snow or ice. The form of things changes based on the sun’s presence and the heat it brings, as that is the power of the sun. It rules and makes life happen. Pluto IS transformation in Astrology and Capricorn is earth and the life processes that occur on earth. Everything begins with the Sun and ends with Pluto, which is so far beyond our control we can barely fathom its workings. Once per year, these two meet up and we reflect on what it means to be human. This year, and for the next several, they meet in Capricorn. We are beginning to understand that Capricorn rules the life and death processes of nature, social relationships, structures, and governments (governments; alongside Jupiter). The Sun brings us this first life and lights our world. Pluto ultimately regenerates and brings us second life.

January 11-16 (exact January 13) Mercury in Capricorn conjunct Saturn in Capricorn: The mind meets the teacher. We have a chance to ask questions, to review, to see ourselves and our environment in an important manner. We look at form and structure deeply at this moment. Sometimes when Mercury and Saturn meet, there can be some sadness or depression to experience or watch for.

January 12-16 (exact January 14) Mercury in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces: You may feel the limitations dissolve either in spiritual connection or in dreams. Alternatively, you may experience a material hit such as a craving or addictive episode. Either can be seen as the doorway to a transcendent experience of the human relating to the divine.

January 14-19 (exact January 17) Sun in Capricorn Oppose North Node in Cancer: Life wants us to support the family. However, we are feeling powerless in our family structures. Or your family is feeling the hit of family rights being eroded. There are many challenges to supporting the family structure in the culture—barriers to the family being empowered. So, when the destiny of the North Node being in Cancer is opposed by the powers that be (Sun in Capricorn)—what is supposed to occur? A conflict exists. The wisdom of how business structures need to integrate with private structures—and how they can’t be falsely divided for any families—and how no families are disposable—we are all a larger family—is imperative. Individually, find a way to understand, view and empower vulnerable people around you to the best of your ability, in the spirit of viewing all people as your larger family.

January 16-20 (exact January 18) Sun in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries: Look for insight, and could be sudden, into how to empower your personal transformation. You may be able to come up with approaches that will work for you to build new things. You may see a lot of new government and business changes.

January 16-20 (exact January 18) Mercury in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: A powerful time of change activity when you’ll have the ability to enact changes that will last. Use your charisma and power for the highest purposes. Your thoughts may be somewhat obsessive, so try to keep calm and stay simple in your approaches to the best of your ability. No one is after you, for example, so don’t believe your thoughts—LOL! Alternatively, keep from compromising positions that are important to you merely to resolve a conflict quickly. Stop and wait for this transit to pass so you can do the analysis more clearly to make decisions if you can. If you have already done the analysis and are ready to act, it’s okay.

January 16-20 (exact January 18) Sun in Capricorn sextile Chiron in Pisces: You can use the favorable energy from this aspect to support you seeing into any fear or obsessive issues you may experience. Focus on your personal well-being.  

January 7–27 (exact January 18) Venus in Sagittarius trine Mars in Aries. A good time for relationships when our outer projections are balanced with our inner wisdom. During this time, we may be able to see how we truly feel in relationships as we observe our honest impulses. Also, it’s possible you could meet a new love interest. People in close relation should be feeling kind. Also, new financial investments and creative projects are supported by this aspect.

January 20 Sun enters Aquarius: The power to express ideals in our behavior comes to the forefront. Creativity in our social behavior can be enjoyable during the time of Aquarius.

Full Moon in Leo 0 degrees 51 minutes, January 20 10:16 PM: This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is the time to release the things that have been troubling us for the past year to two years. (It’s a much better time to review the past than to try new things with a few Uranus aspects that can leave our nervous systems reactive. Let yourself use techniques of self-soothing and meditation to stay calm instead of impulsive. Stay away from impulse and anxiety that crops up.) It is the final eclipse in the Leo-Aquarius series and marks a turning point from a personal focus toward a family focus. Take some time to bless your personal journey and begin the next two-year cycle into a journey about living our values. You may have already felt during the past six months that the energies have shifted away from being able to focus on the self and shifted toward needing to show up outside oneself in ways unimaginable just a year or two ago. As the year begins, use this lunar eclipse to strengthen your self-care resolve and do some writing and listing on how you will order your days so that as a caregiver of the earth’s light, as an earth-angel, how you will make sure you stay healthy first and foremost. Otherwise, how will you have anything to give others? Be honest about your needs and limitations. The North Node in Leo gave us a chance to know ourselves. Let’s use that knowledge as we lean into the service that we are able to give, without fooling ourselves that we can give beyond our capabilities. We only need to do a little, each day, consistently, to have an impact. If everyone does a little within their capabilities, we will have a much better world and very quickly.

January 18-23 (exact January 21) Venus in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces: Relational challenges may emerge and know that they will pass. The issues may focus on self-esteem and self-image distortions such as body image, substance use and misuse issues, the ability to perceive others’ behaviors and intentions correctly, and trust (including self-trust). Work really hard to take the high road during this time and defer your judgments for a better time. Use the mantra, “don’t believe everything you think.”

January 16–27 (exact January 21) Mars in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn: This is the most classic form of Mars square Saturn that exists! Both are in their home signs and expressing themselves fully and directly. The square means there is tension where action is inhibited or limited. Saturn in Capricorn wants to succeed no matter the cost and be seen as an authority and Mars in Aries wants to move forward exuberantly but will be blocked. Try to get any forward movement done on projects outside of these days. Possible sources of frustration: authorities, male figures, teachers/bosses, your own internalized ambitions or passions.

January 18-26 (exact January 22) Venus in Sagittarius conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius: This most beneficial of conjunctions should help you to do more “nothing” during a difficult few weeks. It is a time when you can focus on your own ability to broaden your viewpoint. Read, reflect, get real. You can buy a new outfit, get a haircut, or take some actions to help you feel a little more confident in your relationships in some easy and straightforward manner. A mild splurge would be positive.

January 20-24 (exact January 22) Mercury in Capricorn oppose North Node in Cancer: Your mind might be telling you to put in some extra hours at the office, but your destiny is directing you toward your family.

January 24 Mercury enters Aquarius. During this period, we may reflect deeply or experientially or even scholastically on our group identities. How are we identifying in our cultural settings and, even more importantly, how are we feeling isolated because we are unable to connect culturally in the atmosphere around us? What harm is being done as we observe groups? This question is deeper than we imagine because people are psychically connected or disconnected based upon their inclusion or exclusion socially.

January 19–31 (exact January 25) Mars in Aries trine Jupiter in Sagittarius: This is a time for decisive actions (once Mars ends the square to Saturn). This is the aspect for the archetype of the victorious warrior. It’s a go on moving projects forward and making major progress in the arenas you have been waiting to make progress on for months. You may meet someone new and start a relationship. Your aura is magnetic and your instincts are spot-on. The end of January is bursting with fireworks.

January 24-February 4 (exact January 29/30) Sun in Aquarius conjunct Mercury in Aquarius. Not only is this a strong and amazing time for communication breakthroughs, but communication about and an investigation into human values and an experience of group consciousness.

January 28– (exact February 2) Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. As Saturn and Pluto near their conjunction, each planet will make aspects to one then the other. Mars first squared Saturn and now squares Pluto shortly after. Mars square Pluto is an explosive, powerful, and frustrating combination. Use the mantra “do no harm” during these days, and allow no harm to be done to you.

January 31-February 3 (exact February 3) Venus in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces. If anyone asks you to prove yourself, let it go and know you’re learning who to trust or not trust. True love and support doesn’t come with tests.

January 31-February 3 (exact February 2) Venus in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries. It’s possible to see a sudden influx in finances, meet someone interesting, or experience an electric creative energy in the air around you. Business as usual changes somehow.

February 3 Venus moves into the sign of Capricorn: A good time to start long-term relationships or financial ventures. Also, long-lasting creative projects are favored during the Capricorn time period. Capricorn asks you to pursue your long-term goals and get the job done rather than procrastinate any longer.

 

 

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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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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 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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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