When Is The Next Mercury Retrograde And How To Make Mercury Retrograde Work For You.

Mercury Retrograde Revised article for December 2017. Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2018

How can you make the next Mercury Retrograde work for you? Mercury Retrograde cycles encourage spontaneity and slowing down before moving to far, too fast into the future. 

When is the next Mercury Retrograde?
The next Mercury Retrograde is December 3 - 22, 2017. This is Mercury Retrograde in the zodiac sign Sagittarius. (29 Sagittarius to 13 Sagittarius) At the beginning of this cycle Mercury is aligned with serious Saturn, so there is added emphasis on selectivity, discerning word choices and clear cut communication. 

Why Does Mercury Retrograde Get A Bad Rap?
Mercury Retrograde is a  three week cycle (occurring three times a year) that has a reputation for glitches in communications and travel connections. Therefore, many approach this period with trepidation.

But we don’t have to cease all activity, communications and forward movement! Mercury Retrograde doesn’t always meddle with our communications and plans, but presents us with opportunities when we align with the prevalent energy. 

While Mercury retrograde has a bad reputation for some, let’s take an empowered approach. Mercury only appears to move backward in the sky from the perspective of Earth. This apparent motion is only an illusion, however. As a symbol, a retrograde is a heavenly message is to reflect, review, reconsider and redo.  Below are the best ways to optimize the opportunities of Mercury retrograde and align with the positive benefits of this cycle.

What Happens During Mercury Retrograde?
Mercury is the planet of communication and commerce, logical thinking and linear order. When Mercury is retrograde, the gift of this cycle is a shift from left to right brain focus. There is less attention on logical order, with a greater invitation to rest, relax and regenerate. Use this time to be creative. Think out of the box. In general, Mercury retrogrades support spontaneity.  Reorganize and reinvent yourself!

What is Mercury Retrograde?
Mercury is known both as the Messenger and the Trickster. With an orbit so close to the Sun, you may only see Mercury in the west just after sunset or in the east just before sunrise. Its apparent motion in the sky give clues to it’s symbolic meaning for our life here on Earth. Sometimes you see it and sometimes you don’t, either as a morning star, an evening star or hidden by the light of the Sun. This movement here and there translates to commerce and trade, as well as how to exchange ideas.

6 Suggestions to Make Mercury Retrograde Work For You:

1. Repeat - Double check yourself

Mercury relates to commerce and trade. Take extra time during Mercury retrograde to balance your checkbook or review your on-line accounting. Check bills and invoices to avoid mistakes.

2. Review and research

When Mercury is retrograde, there is a symbolic reversal - it’s best to take time out and reflect. Mercury is a planet that relates to the mind. It represents the mental realm of order and logic. Revise projects, review your plans and reorganize your closets.

This is a time to pull back before moving forward. If possible, avoid major purchases, creating new contracts, or scheduling serious surgery during this time. Do your research before taking action.

3. Be proactive - Take care of your technology.

Mercury the Messenger is all about communications and connections. Back up your computer and make sure all your ducks are in a row around your technology. Avoid glitches to maintain connection.

4. Reconfirm - Car care and transportation timing.

Review your coming travel plans. Mercury rules all things related to transportation; planes, trains and automobiles. When was your last oil change? Double check car registration and make sure insurance cards are up to date, and in your car!

5. Watch Your Mouth - Create kind communication.

How do you know for sure what you said is what the other person hears and understands?  Remember times when you are listening to someone, and for some reason you may only selectively hear half of what the other is saying! This is even more common during Mercury Retrograde. 

Be proactive and compassionate in your conversations. With friends and lovers, bosses or co-workers, take the time to repeat yourself to be sure what you said is what was heard. 

Practice with phrases like, “So what I heard you say was . . .” or even ask the other person to repeat back what you just said, simply to be sure you got your point across. Be patient with yourself and others if you have to repeat something in order to create more ease and understanding in the end.

6. Relax - Keep space in your schedule.

Spontaneity is your friend during Mercury retrograde. When acts of randomness occur, it helps to have a little extra time to make adjustments. Keep some open space in your schedule for happy surprises. It is easier to go with the flow when you don’t overbook yourself.  If things get haywire, then there is breathing room to deal with potential problems as they arise. Relax yourself, and life is smoother.

Mercury Retrograde in 2018
March 22 - April 15, 2018 Mercury Retrograde in Aries
Be proactive, get your taxes done early!

July 26 - August 18, 2018 Mercury Retrograde in the zodiac sign of Leo
Reconsider communications form the Heart

November 16 - December 6, 2018 Mercury Retrogrades from Sagittarius into the sign of Scorpio
Speak your truth with power and passion

Kathryn Andren is the founder of The Love Astrologer, based in New York with clients across the USA and abroad. Dedicated to healing service since 1997, she holistically integrates astrology, art & energy healing bodywork in her private practice. Her deep connection to the natural world brings both a passionate and practical approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom. Schedule Love Relationship Readings, an individual Soul Pattern Session or your very own Live Passionately session series with KathrynAndren.

The Meaning of Solstice: The Light of the World

Solstice occurs twice a year, in December and June. This is when the daylight hours are at extreames of light and dark. The word solstice comes from the Latin root meaning “sun stop” or “stand still”.  Solstice is when the Sun, from our view on Earth, is seems to stand still with its light on the world.  The day of the least light is known as the Winter solstice, and the day of the longest light is the Summer solstice. For three days, the Sun appears to “stand still” visually in it’s angle and relationship to Earth.

Solstice & Equinox days mark the turn of the seasons.
The Solstice December 21, 2017 is exact at 11:27 am Eastern Time.

Honor the Light of the World!

Winter solstice is honored in many forms through various legends and traditions.  The theme throughout is celebrating the return of the Light to the World.

The season’s shift is a powerful reminder of rebirth.  Contemplate your ever present light within. What is the inner light that never fades?

Sunset over the Hudson River, New York 2016

Sunset over the Hudson River, New York 2016

At the Solstice December 21, the Sun moves into the Zodiac sign of Capricorn. This is the perfect time to plan ahead for your new years intentions.  The Sun moves through theZodiac sign of Capricorn, December 21 - January 20.

Create a practical and powerful action plan that is down to earth. Capricorn qualities include the ability to be responsible, reliable, and disciplined. Slow down and take your time. Do you have new years resolutions? Follow up and follow through.  

Sun in the Zodiac sign of Capricorn highlights these themes:

  • Get organized 
  • Create a practical plan
  • Stay down to earth 
  • Make hay while the Sun shines
  • Take care of business.
  • Assert your authority
  • Delegate tasks

Capricorn questions for contemplation:

    •    In what area of my life am I too controlling?

    •    Is there aspect of my life where I could be more responsible and behave more wisely?

    •    How can be more empowered and embody my inner authority?

  

Kathryn Andren is dedicated to healing service as an astrologer, writer and intuitive. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky brings both a passionate and practical approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. She holistically integrates astrology, massage and energy healing bodywork in her private practice. She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom. 
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Enjoy Your Options: Gemini Full Moon December 13, 2016

Each month the Full Moon aligns to reflect the full light of the Sun. The Full Moon in Gemini December 13 shines light on communications, a multitude of choices and the many ways to speak your mind. This is a perfect time to explore variety in your life and get serious about your commitments. 

The Gemini Full Moon illuminates the ability to see situations from multiple perspectives. Consider your beliefs, are you steadfast with your awareness or are you flexible.

Gemini Moon is curious and open, opposing the Sun and Saturn in Sagittarius, secure in deep knowing. Carefully consider your thought process at this time. Notice if you create contrast between what you privately believe in your mind and what you dare to reveal out loud with your words.

(The Gemini Full Moon is exact December 13, 2016 at 4:05 pm Pacific and 7:05 am Eastern)

 

7 Supportive Suggestions for the Gemini Full Moon 2016

  • See your situation from another’s perspective
  • Reconsider your beliefs
  • Speak mindfully, remember the power of the word
  • Be curious
  • Explore options
  • Discern truth from illusion
  • Gather information before taking action
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Kathryn Andren is dedicated to healing service as an astrologer, writer and intuitive. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky brings both a passionate and practical approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. She holistically integrates astrology, massage and energy healing bodywork in her private practice. She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom. 
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Sagittarius New Moon November 29, Set the Story Straight

This month’s New Moon in Sagittarius is an opportunity to focus on the future, and discern fact from fantasy. In the wake of the recent USA election cycle, many were surprised by the outcome. There is a wide variety of mixed emotions in the collective awareness about the results, and what this may mean for the future in the global community.

The meeting of the Moon and the Sun each month at a New Moon signals a new beginning.  The Sagittarius New Moon is a time to revisit belief systems and set the story straight. It’s an opportunity to contemplate the truth, how do you know what you know. Sagittarius is the sign of teaching, publishing and speaking. Be aware of truth vs. lies, especially in the media.

The symbol for Sagittarius is the archer’s arrow, a reminder to maintain focus. Let go of distractions. Experience a renewed sense of freedom when you release limiting thought patterns, possessions or people in your life who are are holding you back. Just like the archer, keep your eye on your goal.

Dream big. Set your sights higher. Keep your eye on your goals and hold your vision.

This New Moon however squares off to nebulous Neptune and the nodal axis of the Moon. Looking deeper, there is an undercurrent of illusion or delusion. Use your skills to maintain your center in the midst of confusion. Hold a place of peace, especially if you are feeling pulled emotionally in multiple directions.

The ruling planet for the New Moon gives further information about its symbolic intention. Sagittarius’s ruling planet is Jupiter. Since Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, it represents expansion and excess. Be mindful where you focus your time and energy over the coming month. Discernment is required. Your focused energy with people, projects and plans makes all the difference.

Are you feeling fired up these days? Sagittarius is one of the fire signs of the Zodiac. Stand your ground or you may feel the heat during this New Moon. Sagittarius is often sassy. Watch your mouth if you are speaking out.  Mindful communication is required at this New Moon, especially since messenger Mercury and serious Saturn are also in Sagittarius.

The New Moon this month is tempered by sober Saturn.  Saturn in Sagittarius supports being selective with thoughts, beliefs, and action. Slow down. Take your time. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

5 Suggestions for Sagittarius New Moon
November 29, 2016
(Sagittarius 7 degrees 4 min.)
7:18 AM Eastern, 4:18 AM Pacific

 


    •    Watch your mouth. Speak with integrity. It’s important to say what you mean, and mean what you say. Be crystal clear in your communication.

    •    Be open to new insights and action plans. Got a great idea? Take action on it! Multiple planet patterns at this New Moon support divine inspiration. Make sure to follow through with a practical plan to make your dream a reality.

    •    Get a reality check. Sometimes there is simply too much information. Feeling overwhelmed these days?  Don’t overdo it. Be discerning and take on the tasks that are just right for right now. Create healthy boundaries on what you are willing to do or not do.
 
    •    Embody your inner wisdom. Look at your relationship to authority. Are you respectful of your teachers? This is a time to integrate the wisdom of others you respect with your own innate knowing.

    •    Check the facts. Know what you are looking at. Are you seeing the truth clearly? Don’t be fooled by illusion or get caught up in emotional confusion. Use laser like focus to look deeper at a person or circumstance.

Keep your eye on your goals for Sagittarius New Moon.

Keep your eye on your goals for Sagittarius New Moon.


Here is a summary for Sagittarius: from “The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Modern Astrology” by Kathryn Andren.

Sagittarius is the Zodiac Sign of The Archer
At this New Moon, embody the essence of these archetypes:
Teacher, Philosopher, Adventurer, Truth-Seeker

Harvest the gifts with these core concepts:
Sharing your wisdom from the depth of your knowing.
Be open to the blessings of divine grace in your life.

Be aware of potential challenges:
Are you holding a belief system without worldly experience?
Release any way you may be seeing the world through a black or white lens. (There are so many possibilities!)


Kathryn Andren is dedicated to healing service as an astrologer, writer and intuitive. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky brings both a passionate and practical approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. She holistically integrates astrology, massage and energy healing bodywork in her private practice. She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom. 
Email me to set up your session!

 

6 Tips for Taurus Full Moon & November Astrology

The Full Moon each month is an opportunity to illuminate something new and release the past. Gratitude for life’s little pleasures is the theme for the Full Moon in tantalizing Taurus November 14.

The symbol for this month’s planet patterns is also reflected in nature. Here in the Northeast, leaves are falling on the forest floor, preparing a blanket to nurture the trees before a cold winter season. Walking through the woods, I notice the air is dry and sweet. In times of change, I support myself by focusing my attention on the sweetness of life. 

The Moon is closest to the Earth at this time of year. At the Full Moon, emotions may run deep and high. As the Moon in the Zodiac sign of Taurus faces off to the Sun in sensual Scorpio, explore all the ways you appreciate beauty and sensuality. The Taurus and Scorpio themes this month bring attention to the circle of life itself, how to fully embracing living in the face of loss or death. 

Scorpio and Taurus are fixed signs, as they are positioned in the middle of the season. This energy is rock solid. As a symbol, the Scorpio Sun shining on Taurus Full Moon implies staying steady in the midst of change. Hold your center in transition times.

 

6 Tips for Taurus Full Moon November 14, 2016

  • Surround yourself with your favorite comforts. Eat healthy, delicious, beautiful food. Delight yourself with sensuality and sexuality. Fully turn yourself on enjoying the simple pleasuresof life.
  • Take care of your physical body. Taurus Full Moon is a reminder to be in touch with the physical world by shining light on the senses. Touch, taste, smell, listen, feel! Receive a massage. Nurture yourself with a warm bath or healthy food.
  • Express yourself. Sing, laugh and shout! The Zodiac sign of Taurus relates to the throat and neck. Music can make over your mood, sing in the shower or blast the tunes in the car.
  • Remember your priories. The planet ruler for Taurus is Venus, emphasizing values and what matters most. Enhance your love for life by appreciating the here and now.
  • Stay steady. Emotions often run high at Full Moon, yet this Moon in the Earth sign of Taurus knows how to remain grounded.  Take good care of yourself so you feel secure.
  • Be honest with yourself. Sun in secretive Scorpio illuminates the the Full Moon revealing whatever is behind the surface. Ask yourself honestly if you have anything to hide. Let yourself go and get real.

Taurus Full Moon: November 14, 2016  

8:52 AM Eastern, 5:52 AM Pacific

(22 degrees 38 minutes Taurus)

Ready for a Reading? Remember, the keys to inspired living are found in your personal birth chart, your map for life. Consult with Kathryn and see what the stars have in store for you!

 

Kathryn Andren Astrologer listed in the top 100 Astrology Blogs for 2016

Kathryn Andren Astrologer listed in the top 100 Astrology Blogs for 2016

 

Eyes on the Sky. Meteor Showers and more! Planet Watch November 2016

 

November 3 - Crescent Moon meets Venus and Saturn in the western sky just after sunset - focus on your commitments, who and what you really love.

November 5 & 6- Moon meets Mars - assert your passion!

November 14 - Full Moon in Taurus, the biggest, and brightest supermoon of the year!

 

Would you like to wish on a star?  Check out these meteor showers this month:

Taurids, near constellation of Taurus and the Pleiades Nov 4&5

http://earthsky.org/?p=50

 

Leonids near constellation Leo, Nov 17 & 18

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/leonids.html

 

Kathryn Andren is a professional consulting astrologer  serving clients across the US. Her background in energy healing bodywork and a deep connection with nature provides a grounded strength and grace in life, love and work. She integrates years of experience with intuitive wisdom. Contact Kathryn Andren by e-mail here or phone 808-896-3982

 

Scorpio New Moon & The Secret Lessons I Learn Salsa Dancing

For my friends who know me well, they know I love to dance. I access ecstatic joy during free form dancing. When I really let myself go, I am overcome by grace, becoming one with the dance and the divine. Since I know how to dance by myself really well, I decided to get out of my box with something different, partner dancing.

Since last Spring, about 2 or 3 times a month, I’ve been showing up for partner dance lessons. I am attending a variety of classes: salsa, swing, ballroom, and on occasion, tango! Like a butterfly on flowers, I come and go from these social dances. Over time I’ve realized that partner dancing offers awesome opportunities for me to become more aware of my patterns with intimacy.

In November, I am committed to consistently attending class and focus on 2 dances, salsa and swing. I learn so much about myself in these classes and how I show up in relationship to others. I am learning how to listen deeply and allow myself to be led. I am learning to follow another while maintaining my center. This requires proper alignment, trust and balance on my part. It’s easier for me to dance when I’m feeling, not thinking. The secret lesson I learn about myself through partner dancing is the gift of surrender and letting go of control.

Cosmic Collage by Kathryn Andren 2013

Cosmic Collage by Kathryn Andren 2013

 

Scorpio New Moon

November is Scorpio season. Scorpio is a water sign that explores feeling deeply and seeing beneath the surface of things. Contemplate the depth of your most intimate connections. A theme for the month is how to turn yourself on and let go. Take action on your inspiration. This is not a time for being passive.

This week's planet patterns near the Scorpio New Moon hold another theme about making a commitment to do what you love. Venus, the planet of beauty, love, and values, meets with serious Saturn. Saturn supports the gifts that come from being patient over time. Venus meeting Saturn is a symbolic reflection of diving deep with your commitments. (Note: Just days after the New Moon, look for waxing crescent Moon with Venus and Saturn in the West just after sunset to support your intention!)

Dancing is one way I access my innate life force energy through my body. How do you get turned on and feel passionate about life? Enjoy astrology news you can use for Scorpio New Moon & November Astrology

 

Six Suggestions for Scorpio New Moon: 

1. Dig deep. Explore emotions hiding under the surface. Use your emotions as fuel like fertilizer in the cosmic compost pile.

2. Move that body! Energize yourself with physical exercise: dance, swim, hike, bike, yoga, martial arts, or tantra. Feel alive and turn yourself on!

3. Share your gifts. Collaborate and create with those close to you.

4. Spill your secrets. Be really honest with yourself. Create deeper intimacy with yourself and others when you revealed yourself.

5. Release your fears.

6. Let down and let go. Surrender to move through emotional drama.

 

Planet Rulers for Scorpio: Mars and Pluto

The planet rulers for Scorpio give further indication to activate this energy. Since the ancient ruler for Scorpio is Mars, passionate action is required. The modern ruler for Scorpio is Pluto supporting empowered rejuvenation. Align, act and transform!

Set your intentions during the days near the New & Full Moon:

New Moon in Scorpio is October 30, 2014
Full Moon in Taurus is November 14, 2016

 

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Intuition Requires Action: October Aries Full Moon Inspires Faith and Action

October is a month for inspired action with the Aries Full Moon October 15, 2016. Jupiter in Libra now adds emphasis on being in integrity with your value system and honoring powerful connections in all relationships. 

Planet patterns this month serve as an initiation process to access intuition. Be open to new insights. When you are inspired, DO something with it and take action! Here is the update for this month’s Full Moon and the bigger picture with Jupiter in Libra.

Full Moon October 15 is at 23 Aries (11:23 EST and 8:23 Pacific)

The October Full Moon in Aries aligns with Uranus, activating intuition, and energizing new momentum. Take the opportunity three days before and three days after the Full Moon to energize your intentions to support whatever you are creating these days. Uranus is the first planet in our solar system beyond the view of the naked eye. Therefore, any aspect to Uranus symbolically represents pushing the limits or going beyond boundaries to take something to a higher level.  Uranus near this Full Moon activates randomness. Expect the unexpected!

Being in right relationship and integrity is crucial right now. Are you aligned in mind and heart? Body and spirit? Take care to maintain the balance of thought, word and deed while you are pushing the boundaries of what you think is possible.  Harmony and diplomacy take center stage with three planets in Libra this month: the Sun, Mercury and expansive Jupiter. Libra is an air sign, so this is a heavy emphasis on the mental realm, the world of thought. Remember, thought directs energy. More juicy details for Jupiter in Libra below.

 

October astrology is an opportunity to breakthrough the limits of what you think you can or cannot do.
Paradise Garden. A cosmic collage by Kathryn Andren 2014

Paradise Garden. A cosmic collage by Kathryn Andren 2014

Full Moon Meets Inspiring Uranus in Impulsive Aries!

Contemplation Questions:

  • Are you feeling confined or restricted in some way?  
  • In what ways have you been limiting yourself?
  • Feeling pressure from current circumstance?  

Break free from your own limitations! 

 

 What matters most to you right now?  Notice, what are you called to do in this moment. 

If you don’t know, look at your actions. Your actions reflect your priorities.  Whatever you are doing, day after day is a reflection of your value system. The Aires Full Moon in October is a reflection of impulse and action from gut instinct. Uranus near the Moon may support new ideas or motivation for change for the better. Living in the world of ideas is not enough, however. Make an action plan to follow through on inspiration.

 

My brother has often reminded me to : “Pick your battles!”  This is another theme for Aries Full Moon. Consider for yourself: 

  • What is really worth fighting for?  
  • How important is it for me to be right? 
  • Can I assert my values gracefully?

 

Mars meeting Pluto Fuels the Fire!

Notice if you have a sense of what is driving you right now. Be clear with your motivations. Potent Pluto and motivated Mars in the Zodiac meet mid month in the sign of Capricorn squaring off to both the Sun and Full Moon. This planet pattern known as a T Square supports the intention of doing the right thing, at the right time, in the right place, with the right people. 

Pluto and Mars conjoined together in Capricorn forces the issue to dive deeper with integrity. See under the surface. Capricorn is a sign of responsibility and respect.  This tempers the impulsive Aries Full Moon, and serves as an added reminder to be responsible for your actions and emotional reactions.

 

Being Responsible - Your "Ability to Respond"

The USA elections are only a month away. For years now,  I have had enough of the density of political ranting and raving. My position: "Create a peaceful world through peaceful people".  When individuals focus on personal growth and self care as a priority, this peaceful and elevated vibration ripples out to the collective: our families, the community and the world. Wherever attention goes, the energy flows! Remember,  thought directs energy. Create a new world with the power of thought, then take action to make it so! We VOTE with our actions every single day. Make a difference!

 

The Bigger Picture: Jupiter in Libra

While the Sun is in one Zodiac sign only for a month, the planet Jupiter however is in one Zodiac sign for a whole year. Now, Jupiter is in Libra: September 9, 2016 through October 10, 2017.

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, so as a symbol it expands whatever it touches. As Jupiter transits the Cardinal sign of Libra, this signals a time of starting over in the realm of relationship. Jupiter in Libra expands relationship issues on both personal and collective levels, including all forms of negotiation and diplomacy. The love planet Venus is the planet ruler for the Zodiac sign of Libra. This brings an added emphasis on values, or what you truly love. Jupiter in Libra this year is a reminder to organize life around your priorities. Ask yourself:

Am I living an inspired life in alignment with my values?  Remember, Intuition requires Action.

 

Ready for a Reading? Remember, the keys to inspired living are found in your personal birth chart, your map for life. Consult with Kathryn and see what the stars have in store for you!

Mercury Retrograde, Emotional Eclipses & Seven Suggestions for September Astrology

Discernment is your greatest ally this month as the Sun energizes the Zodiac sign of Virgo August 22 through September 2. You know what you want and you want to have it done right.  Only the best will do for you now. Remember, say yes when you mean yes and no when you mean no.

The Virgo New Moon and total solar eclipse is September 1, 2016. The Pisces Full Moon, two weeks later on September 16th, adds extra emotional intensity and energy since its near the healing point Chiron. This September eclipse series is an opportunity to let go and release any former thought patterns, possessions, or people in your life who hold you back. 

 

Contemplations for September 2016 Eclipses:

  • How can I best be of service to myself and to others?
  • Do I have the courage to look at my shadow, and accept all parts of me?
  • Can I openly reveal a new aspect of myself that I often don’t let others see?
  • When I let go of what is inefficient in my life or what no longer serves me, what comes rushing in?

 

Mercury Retrograde is August 30 to September 22.  

Slow down. Double check details. Conscious and clear communication is a major theme this month, since Mercury the messenger remains in detailed-loving Virgo through early October. 

Be kind and extra patient with yourself if you are feeling under pressure. Are you experiencing confusion, wondering what in the world is going on?  By months end, when Mercury is direct, more planet patterns support momentum with discernment, clarity and determination. 

September Mercury Retrograde is in Virgo, an Earth sign with a focus on health and healthy habits.  Take your time to take care of life’s little details.

 

Saturn Sentinel - a cosmic collage by Kathryn Andren

Saturn Sentinel - a cosmic collage by Kathryn Andren

 

Seven Suggestions for September Astrology

1. Take time out
Create “down time” in your schedule and commit to it on the calendar. Every now and then, it’s important to have some some quiet time, all by yourself. 

2. Get organized
The devil is in the details. Life is a little easier when little details are organized. Commit to whatever it takes to get the job done!

3. Recommit to Healthy Habits
Virgo is an Earth sign, relating to the physical body. Plan ahead for some nurturing self care. Do you have rituals and routines to support your optimal health? This touches every area of life: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  A few examples: Eat healthy, work out, get a massage, recommit to your yoga or mediation practice this month.

4. Be Discerning
You are supported when you are selective with diet, people, projects and plans. Give your self an upgrade and know what you deserve. Your time and energy is valuable, so be effective and efficient!

5. Do The Work, Then Let It Go
Let go and release any former thought patterns, possessions or people in your life who hold you back. Only the best will do for you now. Analyze and assess the situation before you step into action. This month is all about doing the work. There is no escape to push something under the rug. Take care of business, trust and let go.

6. Do It Right, The First Time
Know the difference between constructive criticism and being critical. If you are experiencing criticism from yourself or others, instead of getting upset or offended, get creative and use the information to productively revise your projects and plans.

7. Tie Up Loose Ends.
September starts off with many planets in the mutable Zodiac signs: several planets in Virgo, Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius squared off to Chiron and nebulous Neptune in Pisces. All these planets in the mutable signs are a signal of completion and closure. Remember Mercury Retrograde in Virgo ends at equinox on September 22. When the Sun and Jupiter meet in the cardinal sign of Libra, there is more momentum to move ahead and start something new by the end of the month. (More on the Equinox and Jupiter in Libra at the next update!) 

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Astrology Horoscopes for September 2016

For the New Moon Solar Eclipse September in Virgo and Mercury Retrograde in Virgo 

 

Check out your Sun sign and rising sign below to dive deeper into these Virgo themes for this month!

 

Aries: March 20 – April 20

The solar eclipse and powerful planet alignments this month are a reminder to slow down and take care of business. Your area of healthy habits and routine is activated so make your plans and get organized! You feel more productive when you are in alignment with thoughts, words and actions.  Don’t skip ahead too far or too fast

 

Taurus: April 20 – May 21

All work and no play Taurus? Take time out for some serious fun! The solar eclipse September 1 activates your area of fun and romance. Set time aside for date night out with your special someone. Be creative, but you may just have to plan it out on your calendar.

 

Gemini: May 21 – June 21

Settle down Gemini. It’s OK to have a quiet night at home, now and then. The solar eclipse September 1 energizes your area of family and foundation. Tend to the details of home and private life this month. Reconsider all the ways you require nurturing, with self and other. Then, take good care of yourself!

 

Cancer: June 21 – July 22

You get the job done when you are in the right place, at the right time with the right person. The solar eclipse September 1 activates your networking and communications area. Avoid talking too much or putting your foot in your mouth. Optimize the power of your words by being selective.  Be open to reviewing your this month.

 

Leo: July 22 – August 23

Take it easy and take your time. While you are often the life of the party Leo, this eclipse invites you to slow down. Reassess what you truly value as planets travel through your region of finance and money this month. Take time to balance the budget so you can perfectly plan what you want and need to do!

 

Virgo: August 23 – September 23

Put your money where your mouth is. The Virgo New Moon and solar eclipse in your sign this month is time to take care of details and get down to business. Are you putting too much pressure on yourself? Sometimes that is what is required to do the work. You are expanded in the area of individuality and creative expression this month.

 

Libra: September 23 – October 23

Take care of old business early this month, Libra. The solar eclipse in your region of completions activates all the ways it is important to let go of the past and go with the flow. Just breathe. By month’s end you have more energy for all systems go!

 

Scorpio: October 23 – November 22

Set your sights higher Scorpio. While you like to dive deep in the privacy of your own emotions, remember you get by with a little help from your friends. The solar eclipse September 1 is a reminder to take your ideas to another level. To push your current projects or plans to move forward, team up with others and trust the power of the group. 

 

 

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21

You are in the limelight this month! Important choices are happening in many areas, but you must be impeccable with your timing. Be responsible and in integrity with words and actions, especially at work. Your area of career and public life is energized by the September 1 solar eclipse. Create something wonderful that is built to last.

 

Capricorn: December 21 – January 20

Stay positive. Your area of beliefs and blessings is energized by the solar eclipse on September 1. Perhaps your need to get it right is pushing you overboard or you may be completely overwhelming yourself from getting anything done at all. Be extra compassionate and caring this month. Take off on an adventure or learn something new to get a fresh perspective. 

 

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18

It’s time to get serious. Your ability to trust, reveal yourself, and be intimate with others is your greatest ally this month. The solar eclipse September 1 activates your area of intimacy and partnerships. Dive deep and do your emotional work. When you are discerning with your interactions with others, your choices pay off.

 

Pisces: February 18 – March 20

Let love rule. This September 1 solar eclipse is activating your area of partnerships and marriage. While you may go with the flow in life and love, this is a time to be more discerning with your partners or playmates. Let your lover know exactly what you want. Remember, if the relationship is worthwhile, take your time to focus and do the work.

 


 

 

A Focus on Friendship: Aquarius Full Moon August 18

 

Full Moon in Aquarius August 18th is a Prenumbral Lunar Eclipse at 25 Aquarius. The Moon brushes just past the edge of the shadow of Earth from the Sun. This is not a total eclipse, so the eclipse is not visible. (During a total eclipse, the Moon falls in the shadow of the Earth for hours, turning it a deep red color.)  Eclipses are significant in an astrology birth chart symbolic of going into the shadow.

Aquarius Full Moon is a time to get out of the box and do something completely different. The Zodiac sign of Aquarius in modern astrology relates to friendships, groups and associations. This month I took off to Big Sky Montana to watch the Perseid meteor shower, reconnect with dear friends, and my magical mediation teacher.  

Speaking of friendships and community connection: Join me with 33 astrologers and thousands of astrology enthusiasts for a new online Astrology Summit: Astrology Secrets to health, wealth, passion and purpose on September 19-26. Check out my talk and full range of speaker presentations:  Registration details here 

Check out the full range of speaker presentations! My talk is available to download on Day 5: September 23. 

Check out the full range of speaker presentations! My talk is available to download on Day 5: September 23. 

 

Connect to your team and reach out friends. Aquarius is all about connecting with the team spirit and the greater gift to humanity. With the current eclipse cycle, the shadow side of this lunation could be the experience of loneliness or somehow feeling trapped emotionally. See the supportive suggestions below. Remember, the gift of Aquarius is the ability to see the big picture, detach, and rise above dense emotions.   

 

Supportive Suggestions for August Aquarius Lunar Eclipse:

  • Get By With a Little Help From Your Friends - Be resourceful and reach out. Get together with heartfelt friends to lift your spirits. 
     
  • We are in this Together or It’s not always about you - Sometimes when you are feeling low, one of the best remedies is to reach out and help someone else. Aquarius supports giving on the bigger picture. When you are being of service to others, you are in your heart and not in your head.
     
  • Call on Creative Inspiration from Out of this World - Be bold.  Call on “friends” from other lives or other realms. Perhaps someone you love has crossed over and can help you from the other side. Ask for support from angels, teachers and guides.  Be discerning and see who shows up!

Note where this eclipse at 25 Aquarius aligns in your personal astrology chart.  Look at your chart or request a reading to learn what area of your life is most energized. This gives the answers to where you will find great change and deep transformation in the coming year. 

Be proactive!  Plan and prepare for September's coming eclipse season and the next Mercury Retrograde: remember to register for the next Astrosummit with Astrology Hub HERE 

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Kathryn Andren “The Love Astrologer” passionately shares her consulting and holistic healing practice from a deep connection to to land, sea and sky. Kathryn empowers others to life a life they love, with lifetime soul cycles and relationship astrology. She presented for Kepler College, OPA and is Special Events Manager with Astrology Hub. Her new course is coming soon: “The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Astrology.”  Ready for a reading? Email Me!

 

Align with Passion and Purpose, August Astrology 2016 with Kathryn Andren

Align your passions with purpose this month with August astrology. You may be inspired take action on your projects and plans again. August 24, Motivated Mars meets serious Saturn in the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius supporting the motivation and dedication to follow through on your goals. Are you committed to making your dreams a reality? Aim higher! This month is a time to integrate your wildest visions and idealist dreams with practical plans.

This alignment inspired the name for the next AstroSummit 2.0 - Astrology Secrets to Passion, Purpose, Health and Wealth. This Free on-line Summit is available SEPT 19 - 26.  Check out my free talk from Kathryn Andren, “The Love Astrologer” on DAY 5 “Fly Me to the Moon: The Essential Elements for Conscious Relationships”  Registration and details HERE

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Need some inspiration? Look up just after sunset!

At twilight, look near the constellation Scorpio, you will see Mars near Saturn. All month long, you can observe these planets getting closer to each other overhead just after sunset, and they meet exactly on August 24. This alignment of Mars conjoined Saturn is symbolic of marrying your passions with purpose.

Also at the end of August, look to the western horizon after sunset to catch a glimpse of the trickster planet Mercury near bright Venus and brilliant Jupiter.  This planetary pattern signals an expanded focus (Jupiter) on heartfelt (Venus) and detailed communication (Mercury). Make sure to dot your i’s and cross your t’s with any and all communications. (This is especially important since MercuryRetrograde is August 30 - September 22) Repeat yourself if necessary and be sure to ask specific questions to make sure you understand what others are saying and you feel understood by those who matter most.

Visible Planets in August 2016

Evening twilight: 

Mercury, Venus, Jupiter in the West just after sunset.

    (conjunction = appearing closest together 8/27)

Mars and Saturn overhead, near constellation Scorpio

    (conjunction 8/24)

Planet patterns end of August 2016 from Kathryn Andren Astrologer. Learn more about Astrology! Sign up for the ASTROSUMMIT 2.0 HERE http://bit.ly/2016startalks

Planet patterns end of August 2016 from Kathryn Andren Astrologer. Learn more about Astrology! Sign up for the ASTROSUMMIT 2.0 HERE http://bit.ly/2016startalks

Your Astrology Birth Chart is your map for life! Ready for a reading? Consult with Kathryn.  www.kathrynandren.com

Your Astrology Birth Chart is your map for life! Ready for a reading? Consult with Kathryn. 
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When is the next Mercury Retrograde? 
Mercury Retrograde August 30 - September 22, 2016
Begins in earth sign Virgo, from 29 - 14 degrees.

    Take care of life’s little details. Here is a head’s up to plan ahead in August before the September back to school season begins. The Mercury Retrograde is in one of it’s ruling signs Virgo, so there is an extra emphasis on order and specific details.  If you have summer travel plans, be sure to have all your ducks in a row before you go.

Planning ahead vs. being spontaneous are the symbolic themes of Mercury Retrograde. If you have important projects or travel plans, take the time to plan ahead before Mercury Retrograde begins. However, in the weeks during Mercury Retrograde be sure to be open to surprises and be flexible to make adjustments quickly. 

Mercury Retrograde times are an opportunity to look back, revise, redo, reconsider or reflect. Be open and go with the flow.

How to align with the positive aspects of Mercury Retrograde: 

  • Be creative. 
  • Think out of the box.  
  • Be open to surprises and spontaneity.

Kathryn Andren “The Love Astrologer” passionately shares her consulting and holistic healing practice from a deep connection to to land, sea and sky. Kathryn empowers others to life a life they love, with lifetime soul cycles and relationship astrology. She presented for Kepler College, OPA and is Special Events Manager with Astrology Hub. Her new course is coming soon: “The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Astrology.”  Ready for a reading? Email Me!

 

Energizing Aires New Moon & April Astrology 2016

 

At night, I open the window and ask the Moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door, and open the love-window. The Moon won’t use the door, only the window.  

Rumi

 

Aries is fire, passion and action. Act first, think later. As the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries energy is fast and impulsive.  Aries New Moon April 7th is a time for setting intentions about what you want to create.  Light a fire under your butt, then take action, and DO something! This is a catalyst to initiate the next step.

New Moon 18.04’ Aries occurs at 4:23 AM Pacific, 7:23 AM Eastern

Are you ready to move quickly with new opportunities as they are presented to you? The Aries New Moon is energized near Uranus and holds a dynamic tension squaring off to potent Pluto. This planetary pattern activates the themes of soaring to new heights while simultaneously diving deep to emotional depths. Have the courage to feel your full range of feelings at this time. Be active and move with the energy. Remember, emotion = energy in motion. 

The Aries planet ruler Mars offers more clues for consideration for April Astrology. Motivated Mars takes a time out for reconsideration and review during its retrograde phase April 17 to June 29. As this action oriented planet rolls back from sassy Sagittarius to sexy Scorpio, the next few months serve to reconsider belief systems and seeing beneath the surface.

"Aries thrives on individuation and spontaneous creation. Aries Ram gets things going then moves on to something new. Aries honors the needs of self, and focuses on creative individuated expression."  From the second edition of Manifesting By The Light Of The Moon, by Kathryn Andren.  Request your free copy here

Check out some cosmic creativity below in honor of “International Astrology Day” Yes there is such a thing!  This poem by Kathryn Andren Astrologer is inspired by the current cosmic cycles. 

 

 

SPRING FEVER

on the occasion of Saturn square Neptune & 2016 International Astrology Day

by Kathryn Andren Astrologer

 

Saturn Neptune

I sing my story

Planets dancing in heavenly glory

 

 

Leaning against the tallest mountain

Then falling into the deepest ocean

All at once

A paradox

Saturn Neptune

 

dream infusion 

dispels confusion

love expands beyond illusion

 

bodies aligned

face to face

breathing across time space

awareness expands beyond sky blue

the field of stars 

Symphonic Truth

 

ego surrenders with each breath

action’s required to take Saturn’s next step

attention here, an awareness there

mutable energy everywhere

 

Uranus square Pluto is not yet done

Still probing and teasing

Are they having fun?

 

Ratteld forever

I’m wide awake

There’s no going back, life is at stake

 

a happy surprise

a bout of spring fever

my frozen heart thaws 

like ice 

on the river

 

Don’t

Push 

The River

 

 

 

Saturn Neptune

take all of me 

in your hands 

I will surrender

melting now

across forever

 

Woman and man, lock and key

Together deepening mystery

Mars in Scorpio, they may see 

what passion reveals through intimacy

 

Neptune 

permeates a plan Divine

Thy will be done 

visions aligned

Shakti running up my spine

get real 

Saturn

take your time

 

Kathryn Andren is dedicated to healing service as an astrologer, writer & intuitive based in New York and the Hawaiian islands. Kathryn holistically integrates astrology, massage and energy healing bodywork in her private practice. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky brings both a passionate and practical approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom.

Currently, she is special events manager and a featured writer for AstrologyHub.com.  Check out her new audio course, “The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Astrology” coming soon. Visit www.KathrynAndren.com

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Yours, Divine. Powerful Solar Eclipse in Pisces March 8 & 9, 2016

 

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you

Don't go back to sleep!

You must ask for what you really want.

Don't go back to sleep!

People are going back and forth

across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,

The door is round and open

Don't go back to sleep!

― Rumi

 

“I am awake, I am always awake”

- Kathryn Andren from the poem, BUSTED

 

Devotional singing inspires and uplifts me. During recent years, living in the jungle on the island of Hawaii, I had been very selective and discerning with my “media diet”. Now that I am back in New York, I am more aware of pop music and culture. Tuning in on the radio for the “best mix of the 80’s and today,” I learn what humanity is paying attention to these days. It satisfies my curiosity to get clues on the collective pulse, and in the meantime, I can really rock out singing in the car!

The planetary Pisces party this week and total solar eclipse March 8 & 9 is a call for music, the muse, and all the ways we connect to the Divine.

As a teenager, one of my first experiences connecting to the Divine was through joyful song. I used to sing my heart out in the children’s choir, then in college at gospel choir.  These days during a kirtan, or a bakti yoga session, the joy of singing opens my heart to elevated and ecstatic states. 

Last weekend at an event called the Vocal Village in New Paltz NY, one of the presenters mentioned, “The more awake you are, the more responsibly you have to be of service.”  This statement basically sums up the theme for the Pisces Total Solar eclipse March 8 & 9th. 

Cosmic Collage by Kathryn Andren: Seeking Soulmates

Cosmic Collage by Kathryn Andren: Seeking Soulmates

 

The planet party this month is a line up in the zodiac sign of Pisces, opposite expansive Jupiter and squared by sober Saturn. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, so it symbolically signals totality, completion and connection with the Divine. Facing off to expansive Jupiter, this energy is magnified even more.  Saturn in Sagittarius adds dynamic tension for a serious reality check, calling for responsible action to integrate comic visions with a practical plan.

Themes for the Pisces Solar Eclipse:

1. Wake Up

It is time to wake up. See through illusions and make your dreams real. If you are still waiting for someone else to change you, then Saturn in Sagittarius fires up the truth to rattle your slumber and make sure you are taking responsibility to do the work. 

2. Do the Work

This eclipse activates the integration of holding a big vision while doing the work to take care of life’s little details. Don’t get lost in the land of overwhelm. Enthusiastic Jupiter in Virgo faces off to six planets all in Pisces. Step by step, little by little, take your time to get things done.

3. Loose your mind

With so many planets in Pisces plus the north node, it may be difficult at times to articulate what you are feeling right now. The Sun, Moon, Chrion, Ceres, Neptune and Mercury are all in the mutable sign of the fishes.  Which way to turn?  Be flexible and adaptable. The best way to pull it all together is actually surrender.  Engage in healthy activity to let the mind go. Turn up the music or write your own songs. Dance and pray. Meditate; it’s not what you think.

4. Let the divine plan be revealed

If I truly let go of my will and ego, who or what shows up? This eclipse is an opportunity to engage in the contemplation of what it means to surrender to Divine Will. When I drop my agenda of what I think is supposed to happen, then something new emerges. Listen.

5. Surrender and let go

What does it really mean to let go and “let God”? It’s a good strategy, in theory. Chrion is the bridge from one world to the next. Chrion closely meets the Sun and the Moon this month during this eclipse.  It creates a bookend on one end with the Sun and Moon conjunction, then on the other side is nurturing Ceres, Neptune and Mercury the messenger. These planets in the Pisces party create a strong emphasis on the connection to other realms and other worlds. Grace descends. Receive it.

6. Integration required

Let the grace of the Divine permeate your experience. Then, it’s important to DO something. Jupiter in detail oriented Virgo and Saturn in Sagittarius says now the we are inspired, let’s do the work and get things done. Check in rather then check out. Now it’s time to make conscious choices for healthy action.

The nodal axis of the Moon is on the Pisces Virgo axis.  Likes kids on a sea-saw in this planetary playground, there are 6 planets in Pisces on one end, while Jupiter in Virgo hangs on with the South Node. Saturn in Sagittarius is the base of this titer-totter, calling for the bigger picture, expanded vision and integration. 

Six planets in Pisces face off to Jupiter, squared by serious Saturn.

Six planets in Pisces face off to Jupiter, squared by serious Saturn.

For support in integration of the Pisces and Virgo themes in the sky story this month, here is an excerpt from ““The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Modern Astrology” (Interactive workbook & 7 lesson audio program by Kathryn Andren):

Pisces values right brain creativity and flow. Sensitive Pisces values empathy, compassion and creativity, embodying the archetypes of the mystic, dreamer, and the poet. Practical, down-to-earth Virgo brings order and direction to Pisces creative muse and spiritual sensitivity. Flowing Pisces in turn adds grace and ease to Virgo’s daily routines.

Embody the Essence of these integrated themes:

  • Left and right brain integration, analysis with creativity.
  • Create a calculated approach with emotional sensitivity.
  • Deal with details with care and compassion. 
  • Virgo and Pisces balance the needs of organization and going with the flow.

 

Kathryn's Contemplation Questions for New Moon in Pisces & Total Solar Eclipse March 2016

  • Who is in charge really?
  • How do I know what is true?
  • Am I still sleeping or am I dreaming my life awake?  
  • What does it look like when I am taking responsibility to make my dreams a reality?
  • Am I waiting for someone or something else to save me?
  • What does my life look like when I invite the Divine to be my muse?

Inspired by the music of the spheres and the heavenly muse, here is a planet poem for Pisces Total Solar Eclipse

I AM YOURS DIVINE
by Kathryn Andren

Infuse me completely 

I am yours, Divine

Show me clearly so I may shine

 

Jupiter in Virgo shatters illusion 

Neptune in Pisces beyond confusion

Saturn asks what’s your’s, what’s mine?

 

Visions opening so we may see 

Divine plan reveals a mystery

 

Action required 

Once and for all

Planet alignments signal the call

 

Thy will be done

Ego goodbye

My will Thy Will yours and mine

 

Take time out

Be quiet 

Get still

Listen

How can I best serve Divine Will

 

 

Astrology Associations and the Mystical Kabbalah

Astrology & The Mystical Kabbalah by Kathryn Andren

What do the Four Universes, the 22 Hebrew letters and the Kabbalah Tree of Life have to do with astrology? Nearly everything! The roots of this practice relate to the 12 months of the year, the seven visible planets and synergy of the elements. Kabbalah is rooted in ancient Judaic mysticism which can through study and practice, bring you into direct relationship with the divine. 

This article touches a few core concepts of the mystical Kabbalah. It serves as an invitation for deeper inquiry and to cultivate more conscious awareness of:

  • The Four Universes in your own life. 
  • The Anatomy of the Tree of Life
  • An exploration of three Hebrew letters, a brief meditation connecting to the elements fire, air and water. 

To learn more, consider joining me and Donna Woodwell for an online workshop FEB 20th, Kabbalah for astrologers. Register here. 

 

Queen of Heaven Ascends the Tree of Life, A cosmic collage by Kathryn Andren  c.2012

Queen of Heaven Ascends the Tree of Life, A cosmic collage by Kathryn Andren  c.2012

Here are a few core concepts of Kabbalah. I invite you to consider the possibility of holding these new concepts as a frame of mind during your consultation practice.

Kabbalah means “to receive”. “I receive the already present divinity within you”. As astrologers we “give” readings to our clients. In actuality, we are the ones receiving. It is a gift and opportunity to serve another, reflecting and seeing the divine manifest in others.  As astrologers, consider how we may we reflect our clients divinity back to them.

 Kabbalah teaches that there is no place that G-d is not. The divine permeates everything and is it’s manifestation. This essentially means, whatever “is”, the divine is present there. Joy or sorrow, bliss or challenge, Kabbalah acknowledges that an evolution of consciousness requires being in a frame of mind that is beyond duality.

So what does Kabbalah have to do with astrology? Just as your astrology birth chart is a map for life, the Kabbalah is a map of consciousness and the cosmos.

There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet, that are associated with the22 Major Arcana of a Tarotdeck. These 22 letters can be divided into three categories: 

  •     3 Mother letters relate to elements: Fire, Air and Water. (Earth is not missing, it is ever present and embodies everything!)
  •     7 Double letters relate to the visible planets.
  •     12 letters connect to the months of the year or the Zodiac signs.

There are Four Universes which relate to the four realms of life or the four elements:

  • Atzilut is the divine world, the spiritual plane or the fire element.
  • Beriah is the intellectual world, the mental plane or the air element.
  • Yetzirah is the psychological world, the emotional plane or the water element.
  • Asiyah is the material world, the physical plane or the earth element.

There are 10 Sefirot, shimmering qualities of the Divine, on the Tree of Life. They are connected by the 22 Hebrew letters. Most Sefirot correspond to a planet and holds it’s own unique quality. They relate to the 10 commandments and each has it’s own angel. The Tree of Life is a map of consciousness and the body. This list below names the Sefirot with its related body area, essential quality and planet association.

Keter - Crown / Skull

Chochmah - Wisdom / Right brain. 

    Holds Uranus qualities, inspiration like lightning 

Binah - Understanding / Left brain

    Similar to Saturn, holds form, container and boundary

Da'at - Knowledge / Central brain

    The mystery or unknowable one.

Chesed - Kindness / Right arm

    Jupiter & Neptune qualities of boundlessness and expansion

Gevurah - Severity / Left arm

    Mars qualities of action, direction and focus

Tiferet - Beauty/ Torso - Heart

    Sun, radiance, self centered awareness 

Netzach - Victory / Right leg, Kidney

    Venus, quality of loving self esteem

Hod - Glory / Left leg, Kidney

    Mercury, quality of logical thinking and order

Yesod - Foundation /Sexual organ

    Moon, quality of magnetic attraction

Malkuth - Kingship / Mouth, Feet

    Earth, embodies all that is on Earth plane. Supports solid foundation.

 

The 10 Sefirot are connected on the Tree of Life by the 22 Hebrew letters. Note that the letters serve as pathways between the Sefirot. Each of the letters may be used individually as a tool for meditation, or multiple letters are combined in a countless variety of combinations. 

While there are many ways to enter and explore the Tree of Life, here is one introduction to acknowledge the elemental energies present in the three Mother Letters. The Mother Letters are Aleph, Shin and Mem. These elementals appear as the horizontal branches on the Tree, while the vertical branches relate to 7 visible planets, and the 12 diagonal branches connect to the 12 months of the year.

 

Aleph lives in the body in between the shoulders across the heart space. It has no sound of its own, but a silent ‘ah’ like an exhale. It is the first letter so it is used as a tool or a seed to initiate action.

Bring your attention and awareness to your rib cage and the heart space. Take three deep breaths.  Inhale, then exhale quietly with the subtle sound of AHHHH. This letter and this subtle sound relates to the air element.  Aleph is the creative spark, the balance point between fire and water.

 

Mem lives in the body in the pelvis between the hips.  Mem begins the Hebrew word for water, relating to a sea of consciousness and the word “maggid", the Hebrew name for angel, supporting a connection to your teachers or guides. 

Bring your attention and awareness to your hips and pelvis. Take three deep breaths. Inhale, then exhale enthusiastically with the sound MMMMMM. This letter and this sound relates to the water realm, so it supports connection to the emotional body.

Shin.png

 

Shin lives in the body across the head, in between the right and left brain. Shin begins the words, “shalom” for peace, “shabbat” for rest and “shanna" for the year, as in wholeness. This letter and this sound relates to the fire element. Use Shin for transformation and integration. It serves as a tool for meditation, when you want to integrate multiple things or perspectives.

 

Bring attention to the center of your head. Take three deep breaths. Inhale then exhale with your breath and the sound, SHHHHH. This letter integrates right and left sides, logic and flow. Allowing your body to relax still more, open up all the channels and the circuits between the two sides, allowing a depth of integration and peace. 

 



Remember, learn more about  the Mystical Kabbalah and Kabbalah for Astrologers with Kathryn Andren & Donna Woodwell on February 20th, 2016 Register here. If you cannot make the time at noon eastern, note you will be sent a download to listen whenever you like!


Kathryn Andren is dedicated to healing service as an astrologer, writer & intuitive based in New York and the Hawaiian islands. Kathryn holistically integrates astrology, massage and energy healing bodywork in her private practice. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky brings both a passionate and practical approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom.

Currently, she is special events manager and a featured writer for AstrologyHub.com.  Check out her new audio course, “The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Astrology” coming soon. Visitwww.KathrynAndren.com



A Look to the Future: Progress and Productivity for Aquarius New Moon, February 8, 2016

Aquarius is the sign of the future, it is forward thinking and progressive. Have your new year’s resolutions been delayed? Due to January’s Mercury retrograde and more, some may have experienced 2016 as off to a slow start. Planet patterns now in early February promises productivity and inspiration to get things done.

New Moons are a time to planet seeds in the mind and heart. Where do you want to invest your time and energy? The three days near a New Moon is a reminder to start over.

 

The Full Moon is February 8, 2016 

8:53 AM Eastern and 5:53 Pacific

19 degrees 16’ Aquarius 

 

 

Embody the Essence of Aquarius

Be open minded, free thinking and consider inventive possibilities. Gather information and assess the needs of the group. Break free of limitations and explore how you can serve the needs of humanity. Contemplate your unique gifts and your relationship to collective humanity and the Cosmos.  Meditate to open the heart and higher chakras.  

 

Excerpts from “The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Modern Astrology” by Kathryn Andren

 

 

Get Fired up with Inspiration and Action

The modern planet ruler for Aquarius is Uranus, offering insight, inspiration and high energy to take things to the next level. The ancient ruler for Aquarius is Saturn, suggesting a tone of let’s get serious and get to work.

There is inspiration for action with an enthusiastic vision for practical changes this month as Saturn in Sagittarius sweet talks with elevating Uranus in activating Aries. These planets in the fire signs fuel both vision and action.

 

 

Motivated Mars sparks Authentic Insights for Aquarius New Moon

A dynamic tension between thought and action occurs as the Sun and the Moon in visionary Aquarius is squared off to Mars in secretive Scorpio. Bring passion to empower your intentions for forward movement now. Be decisive and discerning. The heat is on to add fuel to the fire with your projects and plans.  Think ahead clearly, and choose your actions wisely.

 

 

Let’s get to work! More momentum with Mercury Direct

Mercury the messenger is moving ahead now, and just met the love goddess Venus days before this New Moon. Conscious communication on what you love and truly value is required.

Jupiter remains near the destiny point, the north node of the Moon, in the zodiac sign of Virgo. In a personal astrology reading, the north node of the Moon is viewed as a point of destiny, it shows you where you are going in this lifetime. If you want to know your life intention and purpose, evolutionary astrologers look to the Moon’s nodes by sign and house placement for clear answers. Since Jupiter is the largest planet, this is always a symbol of expansion. As Jupiter continues it’s journey with the north node in Virgo, the theme continues of a collective intention about how we as individuals be of service to each other.  

 

Kathryn’s Questions for Contemplation:

Am I doing right work? 

Am in in the right place, in the right time with the right people?

What is the bigger picture for how I can share my gifts with humility to humanity? 

 

Kathryn Andren is an astrologer, writer and intuitive based in New York and Hawaii. Dedicated to healing service since 1997, she integrates astrology, art, & energy healing bodywork in her private practice. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky inspires a holistic approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. 

She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom. Consult with Kathryn for your personal astrology update. Schedule a session here

A Call for Courage: Sway in the Serious Moonlight of Leo Full Moon, January 23, 2016

 

Leo Full Moon is about connecting to the heart.  Generally, Leo is all about let’s play! There is an emphasis on heartfelt friendships and creating connections with the Sun in Aquarius. Take a chance and reach out to people you really love or who stir your desires. This month’s planet patterns however are an invitation for some serious soul searching and to dive deeper in your dialogue with yourself and others. Who do you truly love? What is your secret passion? Notice carefully who or what inspires your creativity.

One of my secret passions that has inspired my creativity for years is the connection of astrology with the Mystical Kabbalah. Join me on Saturday, January 30 for a free webinar exploring Kabbalah core concepts with tools you can use for meditation and awareness.  Registration is open through Kepler College, click HERE for details. 


Full Moon in Leo, Kathryn’s Questions for Contemplation:

  • Do I take pride in myself and my work?
  • Do I give generously?
  • Is my contribution lasting and valuable?
  • Is there something that needs to be communicated or expressed that is currently left unsaid?

The planet ruler for Leo is the Sun. The three days surrounding this Full Moon offers opportunities to stand out from the crowd. Notice if you feel disheartened, or if you are hiding some aspect of yourself, find the courage dig deep, then let your light shine! Here are more planet patterns that give further definition to this Leo Full Moon:

1. Strut your stuff, Leo Moon is loud!

Sun and Moon squared off to Mars in secretive Scorpio:
Moon in Leo is loud and lit up by the Sun in freedom loving Aquarius.  Yet, pushy Mars in seductive Scorpio squares both the Sun and the Moon. This adds drama, power and passion to the mix this weekend.  The heat is on for a date night or add fuel to the fire with your projects and plans! 


2. Connect to the power of your heart.

Moon in Leo creates a yod pattern or a “finger of God” with Neptune in Pisces and Venus in Capricorn:
What is your deepest dream? Do you have an empowered action plan in alignment with your true values to make your dream work for you? Hold the vision of your heart's desire then marry it with a practical plan. Generosity, creativity and enthusiasm are your greatest allies to bring your dreams to reality this month.

Pele's Passion. A cosmic collage by Kathryn Andren c.2013 Mars in Scorpio meeting Moon and Sun for Leo Full Moon inspires passionate creativity.

Pele's Passion. A cosmic collage by Kathryn Andren c.2013
Mars in Scorpio meeting Moon and Sun for Leo Full Moon inspires passionate creativity.


3. Reflection required. Chose your words carefully.

Mercury stations with potent Pluto and squares off to unpredictable Uranus: 
Pluto is the lord of the underworld, and he invites us to see what is below the surface.  Mercury the Messenger is about commerce, trade and communication. On the global stage, fear has been arising with the markets dropping related to an excess of oil.  (Pluto = oil/under the surface, Mercury = commerce/communications and trade).  

On a personal level, consider all thoughts have you been revisiting or processing. Dive deeper, leave no stone unturned! Uranus the awakener is activating both process-oriented Pluto and Mercury the messenger this week to bring truth to light about our thought patterns. Activating Uranus remains in a close square to potent Pluto in the coming months serving as a catalyst to bring whatever is hiding below the surface to a higher level.  More clarity in communication is available early February after Mercury moves direct January 25th.


4. Do the right thing.

Jupiter near the destiny point, the north node of the Moon in Virgo:
In a personal astrology reading, the North Node of the Moon is often viewed as a point of destiny.  Do you want to know your life intention and purpose? Look to the Moon’s nodes by sign and house placement for some clear answers.  In today’s sky story, as Jupiter in Virgo meets this point, there is an expansion in the collective intention about how we as individuals can be of service to each other.  Am I doing right work? Am I in the right place, at the right time, with the right people?  Jupiter in Virgo expands the need for efficiency and doing the right thing.

While a Leo Full Moon has a tendency toward excess, other planet patterns this month say tone it down, do the right thing, and get to work!

Full Moon in Leo this weekend is January 23, 8:45 PM Eastern and 5:45 PM Pacific.

In honor of an amazing artist who left an inspiring contribution to the music world, here are a few lyrics from David Bowie’s song “Let’s Dance”.  Note how the lyrics also sum up the themes for this Full Moon in Leo:


If you say run, I'll run with you

If you say hide, we'll hide

Because my love for you

Would break my heart in two

If you should fall

Into my arms

And tremble like a fool


Let's dance for fear

your grace should fall

Let's dance for fear tonight is all


Let's sway you could look into my eyes

Let's sway under the moonlight, 

this serious moonlight


Here is a clip from one of my favorite movies, The Wizard of Oz. If you made it this far, enjoy another minute with words of wisdom from the cowardly Lion! 

Have Courage!

Kathryn Andren is an astrologer, writer and intuitive based in New York and Hawaii. Dedicated to healing service since 1997, she integrates astrology, art, & energy healing bodywork in her private practice. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky inspires a holistic approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. 

She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom. Consult with Kathryn for your personal astrology update. Schedule a session here

Revise Your New Year’s Resolutions: It’s Mercury Retrograde in January 2016

 

Here we go again, a Mercury Retrograde begins the first week of the new year on January 5th. 

 

There is a general theme for 2016 astrology for bringing your vision into reality. Before you jump in to your action plan, be sure to take a step back before rolling forward, since January 5 - 25th, 2016 Mercury is retrograde.

 

What is Mercury Retrograde?

From the perspective here on Earth, if you were to watch the day to day or month to month the movement of the planets in the solar system, there are specific times when Mercury appears to stand still or move backward in the sky story. This phenomenon is known as Mercury Retrograde.  All the planets in our solar system are moving forward in the same direction around the Sun, but at different rates and speeds. However, just like 2 cars in different lanes accelerating after a stop light, or trains traveling on nearby tracks, the viewer from one location may look out the window and notice it seems that the other is moving backwards! This is the illusion. Mercury Retrogrades generally occur for 3 weeks, 3 times a year. 

 

In 2016, there are 4 Mercury Retrogrades!

Learn more about the “Secrets to 2016” from 16 Astrologers HERE

 

Why is Mercury Retrograde important?

Mercury is known as the Messenger. In the symbolic language of astrology, embracing the “as above, so below” mystery, if a planet is retrograde, there is a reminder to simply slow down, or embody the “opposite” qualities of that planet. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation and information, perhaps it is time to think of something in a new way. First reflect on your thought process before initiating too much movement.

 

Mercury retrograde has the reputation for glitches and miscommunications. Poor Mercury gets blamed for: computer crashes, transportation delays or communication misfires. Since Mercury supports organization, during a retrograde, there is an invitation to do the opposite, simply go with the flow. The gift of a Mercury Retrograde cycle is less attention on order and logic, with a focus on revision and reflection. 

 

Mercury Retrogrades are times to simply shift from left to right brain focus. 

 

How to align with the positive aspects of Mercury Retrograde: 

  • Be creative. 
  • Think out of the box.  
  • Be open to surprises and spontaneity. 
Mercury the Messenger, rules the Zodiac sings Gemini & Virgo.   Art created by Kathryn Andren c 2002

Mercury the Messenger, rules the Zodiac sings Gemini & Virgo.  
Art created by Kathryn Andren c 2002


Mercury supports both commerce and trade, as well as how to exchange ideas. Since Mercury is the ruler of communications, commerce and transportation, it’s important to double check details in these areas. Mercury retrograde times are an opportunity to revise, redo, reconsider and reflect.


Supportive suggestions for Mercury Retrograde:

  • Mistakes may happen. Laugh it off.  Allow flexible time in your schedule for spontaneity
  • Double check details. 
  • Be patient. Relax if you have to redo or repeat something.
  • Remember: back up computers, take care of car maintenance and review receipts.
  • If possible, avoid major purchases, creating contracts, or scheduling a serious surgery during this time.
  • Don’t push the river, go with the flow


Mercury Retrograde takes on an additional flavor or theme, depending on the current astrology Zodiac sign.  Look to your personal astrology chart and see what ‘house’ or area of life Mercury is activating in your own chart.


Mercury Retrograde January 5 - 25th, 2016

Begins in the air sign of Aquarius at 1 degree.

Ends in the earth sign of Capricorn at 15 degrees.

If you have planets in your own personal astrology chart near early Aquarius through the late degrees of Capricorn, pay attention! Mercury Retrograde is supporting a revision in some area of your life.

(Please note, if you are new to astrology, the degrees mentioned above are related to a specific section of sky. They serve as reference points, like mile markers on a highway. Since, there are 360 degrees in a circle and 12 Zodiac signs, that’s 30 degrees for each sign, with a range from zero to 29.)


January Mercury Retrograde Astrology Themes

What are you thinking? Revise your dreams with a practical plan.

At new year’s perhaps you are going over board with your ideas. While it is important to dream big, it is just as important to have a practical plan. As the new year begins, Mercury is retrograde most of the month of January so it’s best to revise and reflect on your goals for the coming year. Whatever you are creating, build it slowly. Don’t rush it, take your time. More forward momentum is available in February.

Look to your own personal astrology chart or consult with Kathryn to find out which areas of life is Mercury is activating for you during this time. 


Join me and 16 Astrologers presenting the “Secrets to 2016”. This is a free on-line broadcast on January 8 & 9th. Registration is OPEN, access details HERE

 

 

Kathryn Andren is an astrologer, writer and intuitive based in New York and Hawaii. Dedicated to healing service since 1997, she integrates astrology, art, & energy healing bodywork in her private practice. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky inspires a holistic approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. 

She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom. Learn astrology in 2016! Register for her new 5 hour audio program: The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Astrology. Consult with Kathryn for your personal astrology update. Schedule a session here

Take Your Time, Five Tips for Capricorn New Moon January 9, 2016

Are you ready to implement those new year’s resolutions? Design a powerful and practical action plan before the Capricorn New Moon on January 9, 2016. 

There is extra power and passion to materialize your plans for 2016 at the Capricorn New Moon, since it is aligned with potent Pluto.  Added energy is available to bring your inspired ideas down to Earth, supported by Uranus in impulsive Aries. However, Mercury Retrograde (January 5 - 25) invites you to slow down and think things through before you launch too far ahead.  Harness this energy as fuel to move forward, but be patient and take your time.

 

While planning is important, be open to creative inspiration and allow room for spontaneity with projects and plans in 2016.

As the Moon and Sun meet in each Zodiac sign each month, it is a marriage of energy and emotion. The 3 days on and near a New Moon is a powerful time to seed your intentions for the coming month. To align with this month's celestial themes, embrace Capricorn qualities of being responsible, reliable, and disciplined. 

 

Sun in Capricorn December 21 - January 20

Capricorn Sun shines light on these themes for the month:

  •     Make a practical plan and stay down to earth.  
  •     Make hay while the Sun shines. 
  •     Take care of business.
  •     Assert your authority and delegate tasks.
  •       Honor connection to ancestors and family history.
  •       Remember traditions from the past.
  •       Get organized.

 

The ruling planet for Capricorn is Saturn, the lord of time. Know your limits. Be effective and efficient. Since four planets are in Capricorn during this New Moon January 9th, this is a further reminder to plan ahead and take your time.

 

Take your Time: Five Tips for Capricorn New Moon January 9th, 2016

 

1. Reality check in the realm of love: Venus meets sober Saturn in Sagittarius.

What do you most value in the realm of life and love? Patience is implied as the love goddess Venus meets up with serious Saturn in Sagittarius. Saturn supports slowing down, being responsible and persistently managing situations over time. Since Saturn is meeting with Venus at this New Moon, be extra clear with boundaries particularly in the area of relationship.

 

You may be reassessing your overly optimistic ideas or beliefs. Hold on to what you value the most, then let go of unnecessary thoughts which no longer serve you. Take your time to ask yourself, “What do I believe in and whom do I trust.”

 

2. Do the work, 4 planets in Capricorn are expanded by Jupiter in Virgo.

The earth signs are all about how to make a practical plan to make your life work for you. Sun, Moon, Mercury and Pluto are all in the earth sign of Capricorn, expanded by Jupiter in earthy Virgo.  Dot the i’s and cross your t’s. There is an added emphasis to be effective, efficient and get things done this week.

 

3. Be patient

In today’s fast paced world of instant messages and instant gratification, planet patterns this month suggest slowing down. Remember, when you work hard you are rewarded with results over time.

 

4. Mercury Retrograde remains January 5 - 25

Reconsider your thoughts before opening your mouth this month. Mercury Retrogrades are a time to reflect and repeat. I’ll say this again, slow down! If you feel the need to speak up, think before speaking.

 

5. Time to turn a corner, unpredictable Uranus shakes things up:

Be open to new ideas, but don’t go too far, too fast. Sun, Moon, Pluto and Mercury in Capricorn are all activated by inspiring Uranus in Aires.  Reflect on your traditional way of doing things, then shake it up. 

 

Plan carefully and take your time: Capricorn New Moon is January 9, 2016. Learn how to make 2016 your best year yet at the new on-line program "Secrets to 2016". Registration is open now at Astrology Hub. Details here.

Plan carefully and take your time: Capricorn New Moon is January 9, 2016. Learn how to make 2016 your best year yet at the new on-line program "Secrets to 2016". Registration is open now at Astrology Hub. Details here.

 

Capricorn is a cardinal sign, meaning the first sign of the season.  The cardinal Zodiac signs initiate the equinox and solstice points: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.  When the Sun enters Capricorn on December 21, this marks a solstice point, and the start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

What gifts are you receiving from being patient in the dark? How do you celebrate the joy of knowing that the light to the world has returned?  

 

How to embody Capricorn qualities, Questions for Contemplation:

    •    In what area of my life am I too controlling?

    •    Is there an aspect of my life where I could be more responsible?

    •    How can I further embody my own inner authority?

        

What do the stars have in store for you in 2016? Learn more at the ”Secrets to 2016” an amazing on-line Forecast event January 8 & 9 with Astrology Hub.  Registration is open HERE.

“Secrets to 2016” Access is free on January 8&9.  Then, listen whenever you like - the recorded talks from over 16 astrologers are available for purchase after the event. Register now! Click here for access and details.

 

Kathryn Andren is an astrologer, writer and intuitive based in New York and Hawaii. Dedicated to healing service since 1997, she integrates astrology, art, & energy healing bodywork in her private practice. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky inspires a holistic approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. 

She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom. Consult with Kathryn for your personal astrology update. Schedule a session here

 

Learn the beauty of astrology basics! Audio program available soon: The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Astrology.

A Full Moon for Christmas 2015

There is a little extra magic in the air the Christmas Day with a Full Moon in Cancer on Dec. 25. The last time a Full Moon occurred on Christmas was 1977; it won’t happen again until 2034.

The ancients considered the Full Moon after the Winter Solstice the strongest one of the year. The Moon is the planet ruler for Cancer, so the Moon has extra strength when it is at home in its own sign.

A Cancer Moon honors traditions, as well as the cycle of the ebb and flow of life. It’s easy to be optimistic and grateful when things are going well. But we need to honor both the highs and the lows of life experience, since each has its own lesson. The holidays certainly bring plenty of opportunities to practice going with the flow.

Make resolutions to nurture YOURSELF

Nurturing and self care are also connected to the Zodiac sign of Cancer. 

The more you nurture and take care of yourself, the more energy you have available to take care of others in a healthy way. What commitment can you make to take better care of yourself this year on all levels: emotionally, physically, mentally or spiritually? 

  • create healthy boundaries with people, projects and plans
  • get bodywork or massage
  • be sure to eat nurturing and supportive foods for your system
  • take the time and space to acknowledge the presence of spirit in your life.

This Full Moon is exact on Friday, Dec. 25, at 6:11 a.m. EST.

Full Moons are a time to celebrate, release and open.  Read more on the Christmas Full Moon here

This is me, in New York City!

This is me, in New York City!

 

Find supportive suggestions for your New Year  at "Secrets of 2016" JAN 8 & 9. FREE registration details HERE

 

How do you know if your astrology birth chart is lit up like a Christmas tree this year? Find out during the "Secrets to 2016" with Astrology Hub 

How do you know if your astrology birth chart is lit up like a Christmas tree this year? Find out during the "Secrets to 2016" with Astrology Hub 

 

Kathryn Andren is an astrologer, writer and intuitive based in New York and Hawaii. Dedicated to healing service since 1997, she integrates astrology, art, & energy healing bodywork in her private practice. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky inspires a holistic approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. 

She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom. Learn astrology in 2016! Register for her new 5 hour audio program: The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Astrology. Consult with Kathryn for your personal astrology update. Schedule your session HERE.

 

Keep Your Eyes on Your Goals: Sagittarius New Moon December 11, 2015

It’s the season of Sagittarius! Sagittarius is the sign of optimism, excess and beliefs. Are you truly confident that you know what you know? 

SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON ON DECEMBER 11 SUPPORTS THESE THEMES:

  • Integrating wisdom
  • Staying open to new insights
  • Adaptation and flexibility

A New Moon each month is when the Moon is aligned near the Sun. This monthly meeting in the sky story is an opportunity to embody the essence of that particular Zodiac sign. Let’s explore the gifts of Sagittarius to align with cosmic time!

Sagittarius’s ruling planet is Jupiter. Since Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, there is tendency for excess and over the top activity. Do you have a budget for your holiday shopping? Be aware with your expenses as well as where you place your time and energy with commitments in the coming month. 

Cool Your Fire with Sober Saturn

Sagittarius, like Aries and Leo, is one of the fire signs, fuels instinct and impulsive action. Sagittarius is sassy, standing up and speaking out. However, this month’s New Moon in Sag is tempered by serious Saturn. If you feel that life’s little details are too much for you, take some time out to reflect and review.  Saturn, the lord of time, supports slowing down. He remains in the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius for about 2 1/2 years through the end of 2017. Saturn supports maintaining alignment and integrity. Remember:

  • Watch your mouth
  • Say what you mean, mean what you say
  • Speak with integrity

Let’s look at what the other planetary players are saying at this New Moon Party. On December 11, 2015 the Sun and the Moon team up at 20 degrees Sagittarius. They are squared off to perfectly poised Jupiter in Virgo and the healing point Chrion in Pisces. Many things may feel magnified emotionally this month since Jupiter expands whatever it touches.

Jupiter in todays sky story is also opposite to the healing point Chiron in Pisces. As Jupiter and Chiron join the conversation, the potential is to dissolve boundaries or take your current experience to a higher octave. (Do these song lyrics sound familiar: I am you, and you are me and we are one, we are all together!)  Current planet patterns suggest discernment and clarity are your greatest allies for the rest of this year and the coming months into 2016. 

Supportive Suggestions for NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS:

  • Keep your cool
  • Get a reality check
  • Don’t overdo it
  • Align with the power of prayer
  • Be mindful and respectful of your teachers
  • Know what you are looking at
  • Immerse yourself in activities to ignite enlightenment!
  • Let go and let G-d

This New Moon is a perfect time to set clear intentions and create healthy boundaries on what you are willing or not willing to do. Sagittarius is about teaching, publishing and speaking, so speak up and speak your truth. 

The symbol or glyph for Sagittarius is an arrow, which is a reminder to maintain focus. Don’t let your beliefs be diluted or swayed by others. Let go of distractions.  Release limiting thought patterns, possessions or people in your life who you feel are are holding you back. Keep your eye on on your goals. 

 

This Sagittarius New Moon holds some echoes from the recent September 12, 2015 Solar Eclipse.  That eclipse was in the mutable sign of Virgo (Jupiter this week is now crossing the same point in the sky story, creating 90 degree angle or direct square to the Sun and Moon in Sagittarius).  Ask yourself:


What are you working for? Is your work aligned with your beliefs?

Since many planets are aligned in the last sign of a season, it gives indication that times are changing. Contemplate, what needs to change in your life right now?

Ready or not, the Sagittarius New Moon is an opportunity to start over and reinvent yourself. Integration is required for balancing the concepts of focused action and going with the flow. 

Learn more about the rich language of the Zodiac signs in my coming course, The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Astrology. This is a 5 hour audio program with companion ebook, coming soon.

Kathryn Andren is an astrologer, writer and intuitive based in New York and Hawaii. Dedicated to healing service since 1997, she integrates astrology, art, massage therapy & energy healing bodywork in her private practice. A deep connection to land, sea and sky inspires a holistic approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. She holds a BA in Psychology and embodies years of professional experience with intuitive wisdom. Consult with Kathryn for your personal astrology update. Schedule a session here

Step Into Action, A Sensual Scorpio New Moon by Kathryn Andren 11/11/15

New Moon in Scorpio is November 11, 2015

7:47 AM Hawaii, 9:47 AM Pacific, 12:47 PM Eastern

As the Moon meets the Sun in Scorpio this week, it is time to get raw and real. Fearlessly embrace the mystery of life. At the Scorpio New Moon, reflect deeply on your most intimate connections. Who do you care for and what do you love intently? Since Scorpio is a water sign, dive deep to uncover your emotions.

Step into action for the sensual Scorpio New Moon:

1. Explore what is under the surface. Honor the hidden mystery in both life and love.

2. Let go of emotional attachments. Allow yourself to feel your feelings to move some serious energy. 

3. It’s time to share. Collaborate with others. Synergy supports accessing even greater resources with those around you.

4. Get real. Are you being honest with yourself? New Moons are a time to renew and start over.  What would you do, be and feel if you released your deepest fears?

5. Move that body! Physical exercise enhances your life force. Energize yourself with yoga, martial arts, or tantra.

Pele's Passion Surrender. by Kathryn Andren c 2013

Pele's Passion Surrender. by Kathryn Andren c 2013

The theme for the month is just let go. What needs to release in order to move on in life?  The planet rulers for Scorpio further support activating this energy. Since the ancient ruler for Scorpio is Mars, passionate action is required. This is not a time for passivity. Take action on your inspiration. The modern ruler for Scorpio is Pluto, empowering rejuvenation. Align, act and transform!

Kathryn Andren is dedicated to healing service as an Astrologer, Artist & Intuitive based in New York and the Hawaiian islands. She holds a BA in Psychology and is 1997 graduate of the Holistic Practitioner Program from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts. Her professional practice includes integrating astrology consultations & classes with energy healing bodywork & massage therapy. Her deep connection to land, sea and sky brings both a passionate and practical approach to her consulting, writing and teaching. She is a featured writer at AstrologyHub.com, and presented Astrology and The Mystical Kabbalah at the 2015 OPA retreat. Her new audio course, “The Secrets to the Zodiac, A Foundation Guide to Astrology” will be released in 2016.