September 2016

Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report 
by Starlene Breiter & Nikki Rich 

~scroll down to read days earlier in the month of September 2016 ~

Friday September 30, 2016 –Jup-SatCircleofScrolls2WEBSITEnikki

We start the day with the moon moving into the sign of Libra at 3:52 AM in preparation of the new moon in Libra today. Moon in Libra is refreshing in the fact that it values both independence and relationships, two things that can be difficult to balance!

The moon makes a square to Mars at 7:58 AM which can make us feel like we are rushing this morning. There is a feeling of being a little unsettled. Imagine running just a few minutes late which cascades into a larger issue. Realize this energy is active and please take your time and be safe!

At 12:54 PM the moon conjoins Jupiter in what is a wonderfully generous aspect. We feel good. We feel optimistic. We feel inspired. Happy Friday everyone, enjoy!

The big news of the day is the new moon at 8 Libra 15 which peaks at 8:11 PM. I love new moons. They are my favorite time for energy work. They put the focus on an area of life, in Libra that is relationships, balance, harmony and fairness, among other things. So we have the opportunity to enhance this area of our own life by working with the energy of this new moon. If you add into the mix the house in which the new moon falls in your own chart (something Starlene or I can help you with) you get an even better idea of you this new moon will be affecting you so you can build on that energy. For example in my own chart this new moon falls in my first house so I can work on my appearance, how I present myself to the world, or my physical health just to name a few ideas.

The Sabian Symbol for 9 Libra (always round up when using Sabian Symbols) is Three “Old Masters” Hanging On The Wall Of A Special Room In An Art Gallery. This brings up questions like what in your life are you saving from your past? What parts of your own history do you truly treasure? Are you honoring the efforts in your own past? It also invokes the Libran love of artistry which is something else that you can enhance in your own life during this new moon.

The recommended essential oil for today is frankincense which aids us in seeing situations from a more spiritual perspective.

The gemstone to work with today is rose quartz which helps us to balance our energy in relationships and allows for a healing, calming and soothing state to be cultivated.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Mercury-Jupiter3FansWEBSITEnikkiThursday September 29, 2016 –

The moon is in Virgo all day today, looking at all the tiny things. How can I fix this? Oooh, something sparkly! She is moving and grooving to all of the tiny things in the world.

The Virgo Moon comes a conjunction with Mercury also in Virgo this morning at 6:05 AM. So yeah, all those Virgoian/Mercurial things are now amplified. This is a good day to wear the same colored socks which I (Starlene here) rarely do. They just seem to lose their sole-mates and disappear, but then they find others. and sometimes each other once again – so you just really never know. But everyone is happy. Hmm, now I am thinking about cleaning out my sock drawer and actually pairing them all up!

Since Mercury is all about the mental processes and ways we communicate. We might find ourselves quick witted today or even a bit temperamental about actions others do. Just remember, Virgo is finicky, but its OK. You can accomplish a lot of the little tasks that no one but Virgo likes to do under this moon!

I suppose I talked about this one aspect that doesn’t even last the entire day surrounding it, because other than that – we have a free day! The moon, after giving Mercury a quick kiss good morning, goes to her restful stage until she moves signs into Libra tomorrow morning about the same time (3:52 AM) so if you feel aimless, enjoy it. We don’t always `get the pleasure of being aimless or even bored. When people say “I’m Bored” to me, I’m thinking…. “How fortunate!” There is so much in this world, don’t be afraid to explore it a little bittle of it.

A great stone to use today is smoky quartz which enables us to work on feeling more grounded and to build a stable foundation in our lives.

An essential oil to try today is grapefruit which helps to refresh us. We can’t be serious all the time and grapefruit lightens the mood.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday September 28, 2016 –MoonOverlappingStars3333WEBSITE

It is a relatively quiet day today we have only lunar aspects which are minor. The moon is in Virgo which means we are best suited to paying attention to the details and taking care of them in our own lives.

We begin with the moon making a sextile to Venus at 4:46 AM which is a feel good sort of aspect. It may make us feel a little lazy, the moon-Venus combination, but it also can give us a warm, fuzzy feeling on the inside. Like maybe we don’t want to get out of bed because we are so cozy right where we are!

The moon opposes Neptune at 12:47 PM and under this aspect we often feel disillusioned. Like we had put someone up on a pedestal and suddenly we realize they too are only human. There is nothing wrong with being human except when we believed someone was better than that! This is a great influence under which to do meditative or spiritual work. I like doing a walking meditation to get me out of a funk when I feel that coming on.

At 3:42 PM the moon makes a square to Saturn and sometimes I think of this aspect of needing to do the dirty work. By dirty work I mean those things that we never want to take care of but are a necessary part of life if we are to be responsible humans. Maybe for you that is mopping the floor, or listening to endless voice mail messages at work, or volunteering to go door to door for your candidate or cause of choice. Even if you don’t want to deal with it you feel feel better for having gotten it done.

The moon makes a nice trine to Pluto at 10:42 PM allowing us to feel a deep sense of comfort. All of us have inside of ourselves a deep well from which to draw and this aspect reminds us of that and we a grateful to have internal resources. When we feel centered and grounded, and have a sense of our own inner strength it becomes easier to handle whatever life may throw at us.

A good stone to use today is polychrome jasper which helps us face conflict with courage.

The recommended essential oil for today is peppermint which is refreshing and helps us focus on the task at hand.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday September 27, 2016 –Mercury-MarsNetworkingWEBSITE

Today is another shifting of the energies day!
Mars the planet that governs over our energy. Or to the ancient astrologers, is the planet of war… Changes signs (ingresses) into the sign of Capricorn today at 4:09 AM. This is where he stays until November 11th, this year. He hangs in a sign for about a month and half or so.

Since Mars governs over our energy and Capricorn is all about being on top of things. We may notice ourselves being more goal-orientated and focused on doing work. This is good, especially if you feel like your energy has been “too fun” or you have not been so responsible the bit of time while Mars was traveling through the sign of Sagittarius. Sagittarius is jovial and happy and likes to throw money around. Sagittarius, doesn’t necessarily plan for the future, like Capricorn does. Mars in Capricorn is much more serious and wants to get make things more defined. So in a way, even though Capricon is not known for being overly “fun” although he can have fun in his own way. This energy will likely be a relief to many that need to get things more together.

Also Mars governs over our anger and frustrations, so you may notice yourself feeling cooler headed and more in self-control when it comes to being angry. You might also notice your drive and sexuality takes a seat in the back while you focus on the business side of your life. Mars in Capricorn itself is not very self-indulgent and can have those of us that vibe with this energy or have Capricorn planets, more disciplined and even possess the ability to plan for the future better.

The first aspect for today is when the moon in Leo comes to a trine with Uranus in Aries at 4:52 AM. This has us feeling awaken and excited to get things going early! You might think about going for and early morning walk and appreciate being in the moment. Uranus enjoys being in the present, while the moon feels comfortable with the past. A good example to use this aspect is to take that nice walk, in your neighborhood or a beautiful park that has special memories for you. You can enjoy the comfort of being in a familiar place while being present and enjoying the present moment and fresh crisp air.

After this aspect the moon goes into her void-of-course phase until 5:43 PM. So for most of the rest of the day, we might feel a little aimless or like taking a break. If you can rest, take a break, meditate or simply enjoy spending time with yourself – then this is a good time to do that. If not, just push through whatever you need to get done, but try not to start new projects until the moon ingresses into the next sign!

The moon makes her ingress into Virgo at 5:43 PM. This is where she is her most meticulous. You may notice things that you do not usually notice. You might get an urge to clean or care for your home. You might even think about your eating and self-care habits and how you can better them. All of these things are themes in your moods during the Virgo moon, which by the way lasts until early Friday morning.

The last aspect for today is when the moon in Virgo make a trine to Pluto in Capricorn at 10:24 PM. Even though this is a Pluto aspect, we feel loving and passionate under it. The things or people we love, become a little more dear to us and we want to somehow express that to them. This is a nice time to communicate about things that are deep, and from the heart with your loved ones. Especially if you need to talk, take time to tell your loved one now – lets talk, and talk deeply from the heart.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Moss Agate. Moss Agate is helpful for keeping us balanced and soothing any hot energy. it connects both with Mars moving into Capricorn and the moon in Virgo.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Pine. Pine is helpful at healing any wounds from the past. It also connects with Mars in Capricorn, being useful at business and creating money in your life. Just remember, you can’t just burn some Pine oil and expect money to fall from Heaven. Do some work, or look for work if you are not working and watch as you find it easier to make that happen for yourself.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday September 26, 2016 –Pluto18PetalsMulti-Layers2WEBSITE

Today is a powerful day in terms on energies and we have quite a variety of different energy signatures happening even though there is not a whole lot going on. Get ready!

The sun and Jupiter make a beautiful conjunction at 2:59 AM which is something we should have been feeling since yesterday and will linger with us all day today, too. One of the names for Jupiter is Jove which is the root from which we get the work joviality. And that is what this sun-Jupiter conjunction bring: joviality, good humor, generosity, optimism and some fun! Jupiter does enjoy being social, as does the sun in Libra, so we have some great blessings here for us today.

The moon makes a nice trine to Saturn which peaks at 6:34 AM. This feels like productivity, like getting things done that might not always be fun but that we feel better for having done them. It also feels like emotional resilience, like self-reliance. It is supportive in both our emotional well-being in addition to our goals.

In what seem like big news Pluto stations direct today at 10:59 AM at 15 Capricorn. Pluto has been retrograde since mid-April when it reversed course from almost 18 Capricorn. Pluto does not move fast and spends almost half the year in retrograde motion so Pluto retrograde never bothers me, it as almost normal. But I will say that during a Pluto station (or any station) the stationing planet gets stronger, and so Pluto has even more oomph than normal today. If you have any planets in the mid degrees of cardinal signs you will feel this station most strongly but everyone should feel it on some level. Pluto is about our depths, whether that is secret desires or our deep personal history that we have locked up inside. Pluto in Capricorn is about what we are building in our lives at the deepest levels. As an example are we investing wisely? Are we wasting our resources? Are we taking steps towards achieving our long term goals? Capricorn is often considered a business-oriented sign and while your personal business, work and finances are certainly a part of this there is also a deeper, more personal level of things happening. Are you investing your money and assets wisely? Are you investing your skills, your time, your thoughts wisely as well? Are you wasting your material resources? What about your emotional resources? A good example of this would be allowing other people to bring their drama into your life which drains you of emotional strength. Sometimes this is a good investment of resources as these people mean a lot to you, but other times you are wasting your strength with no larger plan in place for what this means in your life. Are you taking steps toward your long term financial and career goals? What about your long-term emotional goals? Maybe today you are dealing with depression, or anxiety, or distraction, or pain … if so consider setting a long term goal to instead have a life filled with stability, compassion, patience, kindness, resilience or strength. Today is the day where we are dealing with these deeper issues but in a way they are still background noise. Can we be conscious enough to deal with them directly? That is my advice for today.

The recommended gemstone for today is calcite which is an excellent stone to enhance our ability to learn and evolve.

The essential oil to use to use today is eucalyptus which can help alleviate pain and discomfort on the physical, mental and emotional planes.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

VenusBabyinWombWEBSITESunday September 25, 2016 –

The moon has been void-of-course since last night at 9:42 PM, but she ingresses into the sign of Leo at 9:48 AM. So rise and shine everyone, the Leo moon is here! Leo moon loves to be the center of attention and enjoy’s making people laugh and smile. So you may find yourself in a fun mood today!

The Leo moon comes to a square with Venus in Scorpio at 2:36 PM. This is a good time for you to relax with some friends or do something active with them. Even though a square is a “hard” aspect and usually difficult, the moon and Venus connection make is softer and gives us energy towards doing something fun with others.

The Leo moon then comes to a sextile with the sun in Libra at 3:33 PM. This has our inner selves and emotions feeling active and productive. We might find ourselves wanting to get some things accomplished this afternoon.

The last aspect is when the Leo moon comes to a sextile with Jupiter in Libra at 4:14 PM. This is a cheerful and cooperative energy. We may find ourselves wanting to engage in some philosophical discussions with our loved ones during this transit.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Rhodonite. Rhodonite will help us connect with the energies of the day and allow us to speak from the heart.

The essential oil to try today is geranium which is a floral energy that helps to calm us and allows us to live in the present instead of the past or the future.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday September 24, 2016 –Pluto18PetalsMulti-WEBSITE

The moon in nurturing Cancer opposes Pluto in entrepreneurial Capricorn at 6:42 AM so we start the day feeling a but unsettled. Moon-Pluto is not something that lasts long but there are deep feelings here, often uncomfortable feelings. Think of Pluto as our shadow. Pluto is what Luke Skywalker finds behind the mask when he confronts Darth Vader in the cave: the dark version of ourselves. We all have this side but usually we can avoid it. Not this morning but don’t let it get to you too much as this too will pass. Lunar aspects are quick.

On a much lighter note the soft Cancer moon makes a harmonious sextile to Mercury in meticulous Virgo at 7:15 AM. This quickly shifts our mood from something dark with the previous Pluto aspect to something practical and productive. Fine, maybe I do feel this way, but what can I actually do about it? When we feel there is something we can do about it we feel better already.

We do not get another aspect until the end of the day when the Cancer moon makes a square to rebellious Uranus in independent Aries. This peaks at 9:42 PM and can be a bit unsettling. Cancer moon wants a safety net while Aries Uranus has no thoughts is safety, only of taking big risks, so these energies are not very comfortable with each other. After this aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course so feel free to relax until the moon enters the next sign in about twelve hours.

The recommended gemstone for today is calcite. Calcite helps to calm our nerves and strengthen our bodies.

A great essential oil for today is lemon which is refreshing but also calming. It helps us reset our energy and cleanse from negative influences.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeed2WEBSITEFriday September 23, 2016 –

Today is a busy day in the stars, so I will dig right in with all of it! The first aspect today is when the Gemini moon makes her final aspect before switching signs, she comes to a trine with Venus in Libra at 3:57 AM. This is a sweet energy where if it is your awake time you will feel in a pleasant mood and if you are sleeping – you might just have a sweet dream. Maybe one about your sweetie or someone new! After this aspect the moon goes into her void-of-course phase but she doesn’t stay here long.

The moon moves out of the void-of-course phase and into the sign of Cancer at 4:33 AM. This is where the moon rules, she is at home in this sign. Doing things around the home or just being comfy in it is a great way to spend the time when the moon is in Cancer. She is here until Sunday afternoon, so this is a good weekend (at least until Sunday afternoon) to take care of things around the house or spend time with family. Cancer moon also loves a good meal, so make yourself something nice. There is something very healing and positive about actually creating the food you eat as opposed to just ordering in or eating out.

Mercury in Virgo comes to a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 4:51 AM. You might recall this same aspect happened a couple of days ago (September 20th). Since Mercury is direct now, its coming to another trine with Pluto. So this aspect has been in effect pretty much all evening yesterday and will be felt most of the day today too. Pluto does this thing to all the other planets when it makes aspects to it, even positive aspects like a trine. Pluto makes us a twinge (to some much more than a twinge) of obsessiveness. Pluto is no joke, even in a positive trine, and since it is connecting with Mercury you are going to notice some communication things come up.
Think back to Tuesday, how was life?
What did you “obsess” about?
Where was your head/mind?
How was your communication?
Those things are going to come back up today too. This is a good time for you to release conversations that might feel like they have been needed to be talked about for a long time too. Just remind yourself to be loving and gentle in the process. Also remember, don’t cut people out of your life or stop them from communicating with you. Give them the respect that you too want for yourself and as you speak your mind, you let them speak their mind too. As I tell my adult children (Starlene here) just be good humans and speak from your heart. You can never go wrong with that!

Next the Cancer moon comes to a square with the Sun in Libra at 5:65 AM. This involves a little patience on our part. This morning can be motivating by this energy but don’t let the little things frustrate you, especially when it comes to people of the opposite sex. Remember this is also a Lunar aspect and quick to pass.

The following aspect is when the Cancer moon comes to a square with Jupiter in Libra at 9:49 AM. This aspect can have us feeling like we are overly inflating our own emotions, let them loose – don’t hold them in. But, if you catch yourself being too extravagant or expecting too much, just know that is Jupiter being a little impractical. Keep your feet touching the ground and your bottom rooted to the earth.

Next Venus ingresses into the sign of Scorpio at 10:51 PM where she stays until October 18th. I am going to say something personal about this, because it is personal – and it involves you too. When a planet such as Venus comes into connection with your 7th house cusp, which my 7th house cusp just so happens to be in Scorpio (so in about a month Venus will be right on my 7th house cusp). Then you can expect some really sweet energies. The 7th house cusp is all about how we connect with others, and our partnerships so when Venus the planet of love crosses your 7th house cusp, you can expect some love to show up in your life somewhere. (Yay me – Starlene). I am mentioning this because Nikki and I can tell you these sorts of things during our sessions with you.
Venus in Scorpio herself is sexy, hot, not afraid to be powerful and doesn’t mind showing her feminine side in a lovely yet mysterious way. So if you are curious about what Venus is doing in your chart or you are wondering when Venus will be in an auspicious place in our own chart for love, then come get a reading from me (Starlene) or Nikki – that is a big part of both of our work. Helping people with love issues.

The last aspect today is when the moon in Cancer comes to a trine with Neptune in Pisces at 10:06 PM. This is the perfect energy for hanging out at home with your friends or sweetheart, eating some popcorn and watching a movie. If you happen to have a sweetheart – then it might be a good time for cuddles and kisses too!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is a calming gemstone that brings about a feeling of self love, which many of us need. Self love is actually the very first step towards finding love in others. So – you can never get enough Rose Quartz in my opinion!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Ylang-Ylang. Ylang-Ylang is great at helping us speak from the heart and brings us self confidence, especially for those that are having trouble with communicating your mind.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

MercuryDynamicXJapaneseWEBSITENikkiThursday September 22, 2016 –

There is a big shift in energy today starting with the thing we have all been waiting for: Mercury stations direct at 1:31 AM! I expect a celebration! Honestly I think of Mercury retrograde as more of a minor annoyance than of anything momentous but it still is always a relief to get it moving in forward motion again! Remember that when a planet stations is appears to stand still in the sky before it starts actually gaining any momentum so it will take a few days to work the bugs out of this retrograde. And also remember that we will remain in the “shadow” of Mercury retrograde until about October 7 so it may feel like we are covering some familiar ground during the next few weeks but hey, such is life! And often we get things right this second time around.

The moon makes a square to Mercury at 2:38 AM which is usually felt as a disconnect between the head and the heart. Not an unusual occurrence but not comfortable, either. What the heart wants the head often does not understand.

In what is the best news of the day, in my opinion, is the sun entering Libra at 10:22 AM. This is the autumnal equinox. The night and day are of equal length. There is a sense of balance in nature that is reflected in the sign of Libra whose symbol is the scales. Libra is the best sign for seeing both sides of an issue which is why they are known as the diplomat of the zodiac. Since Venus is the ruler of Libra it is also rather artistic and aware of both appearances as well as aesthetics.

The moon makes a soft sextile to Uranus at 5:11 PM giving us a little boost in our mood. This aspect between the moon and Uranus is both upbeat and refreshing and it is a welcome feeling with stationary Merucry slowing everything down in the background.

For the final aspect today the moon opposes Mars which peaks at 11:53 PM. This can give us a feeling of restlessness and can even lead to an argument if we let things get out of hand. If you can’t sleep try doing something productive for a little bit instead of taking your temper out of those around you,

The recommended gemstone for today is amethyst which helps give us patience when dealing with delays.

The essential oil to use today is geranium which assists us in recognizing the beauty that already exists all around us.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday September 21, 2016 – PicMonkey CollageWEBSITE

The moon moves into curious and communicative Gemini this morning. Where she will stay until Friday. This is a time to write letters, call friends and socialize. If you aren’t feeling so “Gemini moon” it could be because its ruler Mercury is station today. So all those mercurial things are going to feel a bit still.

The Gemini moon comes to a trine with Jupiter in Libra at 6:08 AM. This is a time to wake up and feel good about the day. The moon is ruling over our emotions while Jupiter makes things bigger. So wake up and get ready to start the day off on a positive note.

In the evening the Gemini moon comes to square with Neptune in Pisces at 6:42 PM. This leaves us a little big impressionable so make sure that you think about your ideas and use good judgement tonight.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Clear Quartz. Clear Quartz will help you see through the not-so-good stuff and bring clarity to your heart.

The essential oil for today is Lavender. Lavender will help calm any frayed nerves and bring a soothing energy to the day.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday September 20, 2016 –MercuryWalkingRectanglesWEBSITE

We begin the day with the moon in Taurus making a trine to Pluto in Capricorn peaking at 1:11 AM. This is like a reminder that we do in fact have deep feelings but that having deep feelings is in fact okay. Another way the moon and Pluto can manifest is that we want to get to the bottom of things … if we see a mystery we want to solve it!

Next up the moon in Taurus is making a trine to Mercury in Virgo at 1:32 AM. Mercury stations direct in a couple of days and as such aspects involving Mercury have a little more oomph than usual this week. Luckily this aspect is an easy one where our minds and hearts feel united. We are able to speak our thoughts and feelings easily.

Mercury makes a trine to powerful Pluto which perfects at 9:41 PM but will be felt all day long into tomorrow. Mercury is moving very slowly and Pluto is always slow so these planets resonate more powerfully with each other this meeting than they normally do. Even though this is a harmonious aspect when things involve Pluto they can be somewhat difficult, no matter the aspect. And think of this as the need to discover the truth. Sometimes that need can drive you to distraction and become an obsession. We want to get to the bottom of things and reveal the true story behind the mystery. And we will go to great lengths to figure it all out.

The moon and sun form a waning trine at 11:32 PM. This is the time for releasing and letting go. In your garden it is the time to harvest and weed. In your life it is the time to clear things that do not belong and to say goodbye to that which is not working. After this last aspect the moon is void-of-course for just a couple of hours so use this time to rest and relax.

The recommended gemstone for today is black tourmaline which aids in the release of negative energy and serves as a grounding force.

The essential oil to work with today is patchouli which allows us to view the world from a larger, more spiritual perspective.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeedWEBSITEnikkiMonday September 19, 2016 –

The moon moves out of feisty Aries early this morning and into the sign of Taurus at 12:58 AM. She was void-of-course since yesterday afternoon, so yesterday afternoon and evening might have been a chillax sort of time for a lot of us. Taurus moon is not super active, but she is productive once she gets her mojo going. You will likely find yourself in a more relaxed state of mind over the next day or two than you did over the weekend. Even if its a work week for you, still try to carve out some time at home. Try to relax, spend time with family and friends or even go out and take a walk through nature. These are all lovely Taurus moon things to do.

A little later on in the morning Venus in her own sign of Libra make a sextile with Mars in Sagittarius at 7:53 AM. This is a really nice aspect that helps us to express our feelings and thoughts, especially to those of the opposite sex. We may have felt the effect of this last night, and it will continue until evening time. So have fun communicating with friends, family or loved ones.

The last aspect for today is when the moon in Taurus comes to a sextile with Neptune in Pisces at 5:25 PM. This has us feeling intuitive, so pay attention to the little things that pass through your mind. It is also a great energy for creativity. The moon is our mood and feelings and Neptune is our ideals, and the sextile they make, gives them a little push, but a nice one. So things that are important to you, like, say, meditation or cooking or doing something that you love is a wonderful way to spend this time. Of course this is a Lunar aspect and moves quickly but it makes for a pleasant evening!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Tigers Eye. Tigers Eye helps us to feel energetic towards our passions. This is a great gemstone for the earthy Taurus moon as well.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Orange. Orange will bring some positive energy to the day, while motivating and lifting your spirits!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday September 18, 2016 –
Shortly after midnight the Aries moon makes a square to Pluto in Capricorn, perfecting at 12:38 AM. This is tension, it relates to mysteries, secrets, power, sex … and thankfully it is a short term, minor aspect. It is a great energy for something like tantra so if you are into that, enjoy!

The big news of the day is Venus in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries. While this peaks at 4:06 AM we should be able to feel this energy all weekend. There is something impertinent about this combination … we throw aside etiquette or what may be considered “proper” and we follow our hearts, instead. If that means jumping in a fountain, or introducing ourselves to a stranger, there is something impatiently romantic here. Rushing headlong into something without a second thought. Following your sudden urges and taking risks that you might not otherwise. All I can say here is hey if you are going to get crazy please use a condom! It is that type of day you could meet a stranger and wind up in bed together and just throw caution to the wind so keep it in mind that some caution is appropriate!

The moon conjoins Uranus at 2:32 PM which is a jolt of excitement. We want to shake things up and do something different! This is also a feeling of impatience and of seizing the day! Carpe diem, right? Yes, please, go ahead and live a little!

The moon opposes Venus at 3:30 PM and we feel a strong desire to relate. We want to with someone! We want to feel connected, feel understood, and just know that we are not alone. If you are alone and feeling lonely just take the risk and reach out to someone!

And finally we have the moon making a trine to Mars at 4:10 PM, adding to the impatient energy of the day. This is great for getting things done, for making something happen. It is not so great for waiting. If you do need to be patient try to channel this energy into something healthy like exercise instead of just sitting around. After this aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course and I am hoping we can relax from this point on since the rest of today is like we are mainlining caffeine or something. The void-of-course moon helps us to slow down after what is otherwise a very active day.

The recommended gemstone for today is smoky quartz which will help us ground through the excitement and unsettling energy today. If you do feel a buzz from the energy today try holding this stone is your hand and taking a few deep breaths while re-establishing your connection to mother earth.

A great essential oil for today is lemon which is refreshing but also calming. It helps us reset our energy and cleanse from negative influences.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

SSun-JupiterTreasuretheInnerLight2WEBSITEnikkiaturday September 17, 2016 –

The moon ingresses into the sign of Aries just after midnight at 12:22 PM. After a long void-of-course moon since 3:05 PM yesterday. Aries moon is energetic and can be a time period when we feel active, feisty and even a little argumentative. If you feel like arguing or being a bit on the selfish side over the weekend – just remind yourself that the moon is in Aries (until Monday morning) and take a deep breath. Also reminding yourself that other people have feelings too, helps us not feel so Aries with our emotions! I always like to remind my Aries native moon friends, that everything is not all about them. It takes a whole world of people to make the world go round. On the upside of the Aries moon, this is a great time to initiate some change and new beginnings too!

The first aspect of today is when Mars in Sagittarius comes to a trine with Uranus in Aries at 3:04 AM. This aspect peaks in the early hours of the morning but it is felt the night before and pretty much most of the day today. This is a time to live in the present moment, not to worry too much about your future and forget about the past.

The next aspect is when the Aries moon comes to an opposition with Jupiter in Libra at 3:06 AM. This is an aspect of enjoyment and extravagance. Although it is a short aspect so if you happen to be sleeping at this time, you might just sleep well and have dreams of far away places.

The last aspect is when the Aries moon comes to a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius at 5:54 PM. This aspect reminds us that things are accomplished through patience and perseverance. Do not be afraid to take your time to get things you want done, completed. If you have a project that takes patience and time to work on, this would be a great time to work on it.

The recommended gemstone today is jade which is known as a stone of love and fidelity. It will help you stay focused through the changing energy of the day.

The essential oil to try today is geranium which is a floral energy that helps to calm us and allows us to live in the present instead of the past or the future.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday September 16, 2016 –MoonOverlappingStars3333WEBSITE

This stressful week is climaxing today in the full moon lunar eclipse later today but first, the other astro weather …

The moon opposes Mercury at 3:46 AM which is the feeling that our hearts and minds are at odds with each other. What our heart wants our head cannot agree. What our head decides our hearts do not go along. This passes quickly though, and we move onto other things.

The moon makes a square to Mars which peaks at 1:17 PM. This aspect can feel like anger or frustration coming to the surface and placement is such that the full moon happening today is also drawing in the Mars energy. So also though this is a lunar aspect which is normally quick it is exacerbated by the full moon. Another way this shows up is as impatience and that is one of the big reasons we feel frustrated … those two feelings are linked under this configuration.

The full moon lunar eclipse perfects at 3:05 PM at 24 degrees 20 minutes Pisces. That means the sun in Virgo is opposing the moon in Pisces. We draw in the influence of a couple other planets in this full moon chart, most prominently Mars and Chiron. Mars adds power to the full moon but the caution here is that Mars strongly desires to “do something” about a situation when patience may be what is really required. Try to think through the consequences of your actions around this full moon instead of just letting yourself get carried away. Chiron is an asteroid that is referred to as the “wounded healer” in astrology so you may feel some old wounds coming to the surface under this full moon. On the bright side that means the opportunity to work through that past pain and find a place of healing for those wounds. We all carry some of these wounds with us and we can all work on releasing the pain of the past and finding a new state of health within.

The Sabian Symbol for 25 Pisces is A Religious Organization Succeeds In Overcoming The Corrupting Influence of Perverted Practices and Materialized Needs. Wow. Serious, huh? This symbol asks us to question what influence we might be under and whether or not those influences our positive. The truth is we are always being influenced in some way by some thing and it is up to us to decide whether or not to welcome the influence into our lives or to escape from the influence. Not all influences are corrupting but if they are it is important to recognize that and to overcome such on influence on our own. This is about building personal strength and deciding how to live you life of your own free will. No excuses. You cannot blame others when you were the one who agreed to follow them along a less than healthy path. But this symbol reminds us to take a look at what is around us and to break free from that which is less that helpful in our lives.

This full moon is traditionally known as the harvest moon and you can further examine what you have been planting and harvesting, on a metaphorical level, in your own life.

The recommended gemstone for today is sunstone which aids us in following our own path.

An essential oil for today is chamomile which helps us in being more patient.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday September 15, 2016 –Sun-NeptuneVisionaryLight2WEBSITEnikki

As I typed the date – I can’t believe we are already half way through the month! Today is a Pisces moon day, where she feels floaty and doesn’t mind escapism. That escapism may come in the form of healthy escapism and meditation or yoga, or not-so-healthy drinking or drugs. Chose wisely!

The first aspect the moon makes reinforces that feeling of wanting to escape because the moon greets Neptune in the sign of Pisces at 3:45 PM. No folks, its not Friday – yet!So give yourself some time to daydream a little or simply enjoy the energies of this idealistic and dreamy aspect but don’t push yourself too hard to get things done either.

The following aspect is when the Pieces moon comes to a square to Saturn in Sagittarius at 4:25 PM. This is a time when disciplined work is called for. I know, a much different energy than the one above – so you might find yourself staring out the window earlier and then getting down to business!

The last aspect for today is when the Pisces moon comes to a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn. The can bring about some deeply intense feelings, sextiles bring about action but they are also “soft” aspects where you put some action between the planets but its not harsh. So the moon being our emotions and Pluto being things we bury deep inside, are kind of like, allowing yourself the space to let a little of what you have hidden out. Not in a way that is too harsh tho.

A great stone to use today is aventurine which is great for energy balancing both in terms of mind, body spirit as well as yin and yang energies.

The essential oil to work with today is carnation which promotes feelings of self-worth.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday September 14, 2016 –Venus-MarsFinsandFansWEBSITEnikki
We have a few aspects this morning that are quite easy and then the rest of the day is quiet. It is overall a rather stressful week with the sun-Mercury-Mars configuration spanning Monday and Tuesday and the full moon which also involves Mars happening on Friday so today is like a little mini break in the storm clouds. Enjoy the calm while it lasts!

The moon makes a trine to Venus in the early hours, peaking at 2:41 AM. This is a sweet aspect that will help us get a good night’s sleep.

We wake up to the moon making a sextile to Mars at 8:23 AM which is great for being productive right away. Whether that involves work, exercise, or what have you it is a great time to focus on what you want to accomplish today. The motivation energy wanes later today so take advantage of this while it lasts!

The next aspect is a sextile from the moon to Uranus at 11:31 AM which puts us in a pretty good mood. We have a sense of humor and that is always good in terms of keeping things in perspective.

After that last aspect the moon is void-of-course for most of the day, giving us a feeling of aimlessness. We are best served by finishing up tasks we started previously or sticking to routine tasks. Starting something new is not the best plan under this influence. The void-of-course moon lasts until the moon moves into Pisces at 10:23 PM. I love the Pisces moon because it is very easy going. It is spiritual and psychically sensitive. It goes with the flow. In modern astrology the sign of Pisces is associated with Neptune, the sea god, and I always think if the sea when I think of Pisces. The tide goes in … the tide goes out … the waves crash in and then recede. It is an ancient cycle.

A great stone to work with today is sodalite which aids in both healing and in communication.

The recommended essential oil for today is pine which helps simplify issues and make them more understandable and approachable.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

SunBuddhist-likedouble-lineNikkiWEBSITETuesday September 13, 2016 –

The moon is in quirky and independent Aquarius all day today. This is the placement of the moon that doesn’t feel emotions like some of the other placements of the moon, rather they rationalize them out. And as we all should know emotions are not always rational!

The first aspect of today is when the Aquarius moon comes to a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius at 12:30 PM. This is actually a good time to seek the advise of those that are not so emotional and can see things clearly. Solid advice is often part of this lunar aspect.

The last aspect is when the Virgo sun comes to a square with Mars in Sagittarius at 4:39 PM. This can have us moving rather quickly with agility – the one thing we need to remember is to restrain ourselves from over doing it. So say you decide to clean the house during this time, fine, but don’t go so crazy doing so that you burn yourself out too quickly or bite off more than you can chew, as you might find that half way through you lose your wind.

The essential oil to use today is sweet orange which will help keep us positive and energized so we can handle the energies of the day with poise and grace.

The recommended gemstone for the day is amber which simultaneously calms any anxieties we feel while also giving us a brighter, more sunny energy.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday September 12, 2016 –Earth-MercuryEggsinNestWEBSITE

We have a couple of minor lunar aspect to start the day but the big happenings are coming later! First, the moon makes a trine to Mercury at 1:37 AM. When the moon and Mercury are harmonious so are our thoughts (Mercury) and moods (moon). It because easier to tell someone how are you feelings under an aspect like this but don’t forget that moods change and this aspect does not last long.

The moon makes a square to Uranus at 6:00 AM which makes me think that there will be a lot of people having a rude awakening this morning. Uranus is a jolt and the square is somewhat uncomfortable so this makes us feel like there is something wrong. Waking up late, or waking from a bad dream would fit this energy. A positive way for this energy to be used is by changing things up in your morning routine and trying to do something different. After this aspect peaks the moon goes void-of-course for half of the day so this combination is like waking up to hurry up and wait.

Mercury makes a square to Mars which perfects at 2:59 PM. Mercury is still retrograde and the sun and Mars square each other tomorrow so we have this configuration of three planets in a tight square: Mercury, Mars and the sun. What this makes me think of, with retrograde Mercury and the sun in Virgo and Mars in Sagittarius is the question of whether or not we are using our own power wisely. Are there things we can do to be more efficient? Power is a broad statement and this can be anything from how we treat others to our workout schedules to our how we are working toward our goals. To see how this may affect you you can look at your own chart and see where your Mars is by house and sign as well as whether or not this aspect pattern is hitting anything specific in your own chart.

At 5:29 PM the moon moves into Aquarius. Quirky, eccentric Aquarius who loves to experiment with ideas. This energy helps us be more innovative. It also tend to rebel against things it feels may be holding it back. Viva la revolution!

The moon makes a trine to Jupiter which is very much a feel good aspect. This peaks at 6:50 PM and you have my permission to do something you really love under this energy. “More of a good thing” is what you should enjoy here.

The sun and retrograde Mercury conjoin at 7:40 PM. See the above report regarding Mars and Mercury to see how I am interpreting these three planets together. But this conjunction, honestly, is good news. It is the halfway point of the Mercury retrograde cycle and it signals to us that the worst is over! Mercury may still be retrograde, yes, but here we have the opportunity at a moment of epiphany. Sun-Mercury is like a light bulb going off, an “aha” moment. The lights are on and we can see clearly. This is a blessing.

A great stone to work with today is jasper which can help to nurture us and help teach us to use our Mars energy better through both endurance and initiation.

The recommended essential oil for today is peppermint which helps us focus while also relieving any stress we feel.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday September 11, 2016 –Saturn

On the heels of the very important last few days with Jupiter’s ingress into the sign of Libra on Friday and yesterday’s final passing with the last Saturn square Neptune. We have another busy and important day today! The moon remains in industrious Capricorn all day. So emotions are not on the forefront today as much, as they can be under other moons. Rather getting down to business and making things work for you is on the forefront of what is important. Even though it is Sunday you may want to accomplish some things.

The first aspect perfects in the morning when Venus in her home sign of Libra makes a square to Pluto in Capricorn at 3:47 AM. This brings about a deep desire to dig into our subconscious about the things that we love and even evaluate them. Asking yourself questions like –
“Is this the relationship I even want?”
“Is this person I “love” really in love with me, like genuine love.”
This aspect can have us reeling about these things too. So although it is a good energy to think about this stuff, do not let yourself get obsessed with ideas of love, not being loved or relationships we are in because it can have a tendency to do that to us. It is also important to remember that this aspect has potential for us to be a bit obsessive about love. So do yourself a favor and if you feel that way today. Take a BIG step back and remind yourself that things will be clearer and less obsessive for you in the next couple days.

The next aspect is when the Capricorn moon comes to a sextile with Neptune in Pisces at 4:54 AM. This heightens our intuitions and if it is our sleeping time, we may have prophetic dreams. If you do, journal them down as soon as you awaken. If you are awake and get a “hunch” or intuition – follow it, as you are likely right!

The next aspect is when the moon in Capricorn conjuncts with Pluto also in Capricorn at 1:37 PM. This aspect happens once a month, and it is a lunar aspect so it passes quickly but I like to look at it as a cathartic release of the stuff you bury down (we all do that). This aspect allows us the space to let it come out. Do it in a healthy way, by talking with someone you love. If you need to cry and let it out privately that is OK too. The trick is, to let it out and not carry it with you to eat you from the inside out. That is truly why I believe some sicknesses occur, we allow things to eat us inside. Literally.

The last aspect for today is when the Capricorn moon comes to a trine with the sun in Virgo at 10:36 PM. This can have us feeling idealistic but not seriously grounded in reality. Enjoy the easy energy of this aspect but remember it might be those rose colored glasses we all wear from time to time and not really reality we are looking at.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Rhodonite. Rhodonite will help us connect with our heart chakra and speak from the heart, all while allowing us to remain grounded and centered.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Camphor. Camphor is the essential oil that is the oil of growth and rebirth. It is helpful for the productive Capricorn moon too.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday September 10, 2016 –Neptune13PetalsMulti-LayersWEBSITEnikki

The moon enters Capricorn today at 8:55 AM giving today a feeling of productivity. What chores are there to get done? Is there work to do? Capricorn moon works before it plays.

In my best pro wrestling voice I want to say “Saturn versus Neptune! The battle of the titans! Their final matchup! Live! Today! Someone is going down …” This series of three aspects started last year. The “first pass” as we call it in astrology, was in November 2015. The “second pass”, in June 2016. The “third pass”, the final pass, is today. These planets, when they meet, is like a collision between reality (Saturn) and fantasy (Neptune). Like Neptune is our rose-colored glasses and Saturn can tend to break them so we see that not everything is as rosy as we thought. I know this sounds harsh but the truth is that through the re-calibration of our vision (Neptune) with our goals (Saturn) we do in fact become more realistic while also being able to actually achieve our dreams. Another way this aspect manifests is by testing (Saturn) our faith (Neptune). We may feel abandoned (Saturn) or isolated (Saturn) but the truth is that spiritual support (Neptune) is always available to us if only we open ourselves up to it. By this time around, by the third pass, we should start to feel like the things that were almost unbearable last November have been reconfigured in a way which makes us more comfortable with ourselves and our outlook. Some of this is re-configuring the way we look at the world. Some of it is letting go of that which is out of our control. Ultimately this aspect pattern is about doing what you can (Saturn) and letting go of the rest (Neptune). If in doubt, trust. Seriously, the answer is to trust. Saturn often makes us wonder if we can really trust and the truth is that trust is necessary in order to build a strong foundation.

The moon makes a square to Jupiter at 9:22 AM which tends to tempt us into overindulging in order to make ourselves feel better. If you tend to eat because you feel angry, or sad, or anxious then this aspect brings that out worse than usual today.

The recommended stone for today is black tourmaline for it’s grounding effects. All dark stones like this are tied to Saturn and help us feel more stable, centered and balanced. They also help us to shed any negative energy we may be carrying.

An essential oil to use today is lemon which is great in homemade cleaners so while doing your morning chores use some lemon oil!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday September 9, 2016 – Sun-Moon-Geo2WEBSITE

Jupiter finally makes his ingress into the sign of Libra at 7:18 AM. This is where he stays for the next year. Jupiter in Libra has a positive influence on Libra and all of the air signs. Jupiter in Virgo (where he was for the last year), felt very restricted in that sign. So for those Libras out there and even the Gemini and Aquarius, the other air signs – expect some growth and expansion. Jupiter is all about growth and it expands what it touches so if you have any Libra planets those planets will be crossed over during the next year and amplified!

The moon in Sagittarius comes to a square with the sun in Virgo at 7:49 AM. This is a great reminder to all of us that things unfold in their own time. This aspect reminds us that patience is needed for everything. We may desire things to happen “now” but “now” is not always on the cosmic agenda.

Following the Sagittarius moon comes to a conjunction with Mars in Sagittarius at 11:11 SM. This has us feeling active and busy. This is a great time to work out or do something physical with yourself. If you have unfinished tasks, this would be a great time to get busy and finish them up!

The next aspect is when the Sagittarius moon comes to a square with Mercury in Virgo at 8:26 PM. This can have us feeling restless and worrisome. Fortunately is it a lunar aspect and moves rather quickly so take it easy on yourself and you will work through this time too.

The last aspect of the day is when the Sagittarius moon comes to a a trine with Uranus in Aries at 8:51 PM. This aspects perfect right before the moon goes into a void-of-course phase that lasts almost 12 hours. The moon trine Uranus energy is a nice one that with also give us a little inspiration and have us feeling original. Often aspects are stronger before they peak (aka perfect) after that they tend to wane down. This one will wane sort of faster than usual because of the void-of-course moon that quickly follows. The rest of the evening should be relaxed and enjoyable, so grab a book and curl up with it or do something like yoga to relax your mind and enjoy the peacefulness of the last degrees of the Sagittarius moon.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Sapphire. Sapphire will help you to connect with the magic of the Sagittarius moon and bring some calmness to your heart.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Nag Champa. Nag Champa helps us to feel connected to spirit and lifts our mood into a positive state.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday September 8, 2016 –MarsFloweronGlobe2WEBSITENIKKI

The Sagittarius moon makes a conjunction to Saturn at 6:06 PM. Saturn tends to cut out things that are not necessary so this aspect has us focusing on our priorities. Sometimes this isn’t pretty but hey, it is important!

The moon quickly follows up with a square to Neptune at 6:21 PM. This coming Saturday, the 10th, we have the latest and last Saturn-Neptune square perfecting, and all this week we should be feeling the dichotomy between what our ideal vision is and what our reality is. Since this series of aspects has been going on for most of this year this is not a new feeling, and ideally we will have been able to come to terms with how to live in a way to balance both our vision our everyday lives. This lunar aspect today is a small preview of the weekend energy.

The moon makes a sextile to Venus at 9:54 PM, lightening the mood a bit and letting us feel relaxed. Moon Venus aspects often have us wanting to connect with others, especially women, in our lives.

A great stone to work with today is clear quartz which helps focus our energy and brings clarity to our minds.

The recommended essential oil for today is sweet orange which is uplifting and rejuvenating.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday September 7, 2016 –Jup-Sat2SpinningWheels2WEBSITESTARLENE

The moon is in Scorpio until the evening time today. She feels intense and the last few degrees of Scorpio can be more compounding with stress than the earlier degrees of Scorpio.

In the early hours of the morning the Virgo sun comes to a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 1:19 AM. This has us feeling a bit energized, it can be that we feel like we are compelled to make changes in our lives. This is a fairly quick aspect as the sun moves rather quick but it still will have an impact on many of us the night before and this morning.

Venus in Libra comes to a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius at 7:34 AM. This brings a feeling of success. You will feel confident and ready to be really real with yourself and others, in a loving way. Venus softens Saturn and brings out this honest sweetness for today, this will last a good portion of the day too.

The moon in Scorpio comes to a sextile with Mercury in Virgo at 12:38 PM. This aspect brings about quick thinking, and many ideas floating through our heads. You might not be as inclined to verbalize those things though, because Mercury is retrograde. This is more of a pleasant feeling than a hard one though because it is a sextile and of course its a lunar aspect so it is quick moving.

The last aspect today is when the Scorpio moon comes to a sextile with Jupiter in Virgo at 8:43 PM. This has us actually feeling more cheerful. Our moods are lifted and expanded with this aspect even though the Scorpio moon is not often described as cheerful. Deep and intense is usually more the energy of the Scorpio moon. One this aspect perfects the moon goes into a short void-of-course phase, so it might be a nice time to just take a break.

Finally the moon moves into the sign of Sagittarius at 9:20 PM where she hangs out until Saturday morning. The moon is jovial and optimistic in Sagittarius. Things you might be interested in doing during this time is attend some sort of mind expanding seminar or go off on an adventure. The moon in this sign enjoys being spontaneous and free wheeling.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Blue Lotus. Blue Lotus helps us connect with the higher vibrations of the self, your potential and self-actualization.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Green Aventurine. Green Aventurine will help open your heart chakra and bring about a positive mindset for the day.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday September 6, 2016 –MoonPricklyBallLessDense2Starlene

The moon in Scorpio isn’t the moon’s favorite place to be but she is meeting friends today so has the support and love of her allies and so today she be lighter than normal for a Scorpio moon day.

The moon makes a trine to dreamy Neptune at 5:56 AM giving us some sweet dreams but also making it difficult to get out of bed.

The next aspect is a sextile from the moon to the sun at 2:26 PM. We feel harmonious and in sync with ourselves. This is the waxing moon growing from a tiny crescent and becoming a little bit larger every day.

The moon meets Pluto in a supportive sextile at 3:01 PM and again we feel like we are okay with ourselves. We all have times when we feel like we are not okay, but returning to that sense of quiet confidence that even in the middle of difficulties we are in fact okay after all is a wonderful thing.

The recommended gemstone for today is sodalite which is dark blue like the deep waters of Scorpio. Sodalite helps us engage our rational mind so that we may be more objective and clear in our thinking.

The essential oil to work with today is rose oil which is one of comfort, wisdom and sacred feminine support to go with out lunar day.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday September 5, 2016 –Mercury-MarsNetworkingWEBSITE

Happy Labor Day to everyone in the United States! Labor Day is the last holiday of the summer, so enjoy whatever you happen to be doing before it starts to cool off in the Northern Hemisphere.

Today is actually like a “Free Day” with no aspects at all. The moon was void-of-course since last night at 8:30 PM and finally ingresses into the sign of Scorpio at 8:38 AM. I can see lots of us lazing in bed until the moon’s movement into Scorpio. If you can, then why not?

Moon in Scorpio is not the loveliest place for the moon to be though. She is intense here, but fortunately she makes no aspects all day today, so the day just might slide by without too much intensity. The reason the moon is not happy in Scorpio is because the moon rules over our emotions and Scorpio is one that is not a very light sign with emotions. Scorpio likes to dig deep, is quite intense and can even be a bit crass. Passion, joy, jealousy, betrayal and desire are things that all fall under the Scorpio energy. Keep your emotions in check and you should be fine.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Clear Quartz. Clear Quartz will help you see through the not-so-good stuff and bring clarity to your heart.

The essential oil for today is Lavender. Lavender will help calm any frayed nerves and bring a soothing energy to the day.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday September 4, 2016 –Earth-MercuryEggsinNestWEBSITE

It’s a pretty quiet day. We have only lunar aspects so things should feel pretty easy for most of the day.

The Libra moon makes a square to Pluto at 2:39 AM which speaks of disturbing dreams or difficult feelings but remember since this is just a lunar aspect it does not lead to anything serious and passes quickly.

The moon makes a sextile to Mars at 4:13 AM urging us to get up early and get going! Luckily this should helps us feel energized upon awakening.

The moon opposes Uranus at 8:30 PM making us feel impatient or like * doing something *. Uranus is spontaneous and likes to live in the moment so if we tend to be in a routine this can be uncomfortable but again it is nothing serious since it passes quickly. Best thing to do is have fun! After this aspect perfects the moon is void-of-course until tomorrow morning so the rest of the night is best spent relaxing!

A good stone for today is petrified wood which helps us learn how to become strong and solid. It helps ground us and connect us more fully with Mother Earth.

The recommended essential oil for the day is pine which has a sense of freedom and independence, allowing us to be who we really are.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday August 3, 2016 –SunBuddhist-likedouble-lineNikkiWEBSITE

This is an easy in the stars in comparison with the last few… what a last few weeks we have all had! The moon is in Libra all day today helping us find some balance within ourselves.

The first aspect is when the Libra moon comes to a conjunction with Venus in Libra at 7:30 AM. This is a nice energy for an enjoyable morning. It should help to start the day off on a positive note.

The next aspect is is when Libra moon comes to a sextile with Saturn at 4:55 PM. This is a supportive aspect helping us feel like we can accomplish things with persistence and wanting to make it happen.

The essential oil for today is Jasmine. Jasmine is soothing and will help to connect you with the energies of the Libra moon.

The suggest gemstone for today is Alexandrite. Alexandrite will help you bring some magic to the day ahead.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Mercury-Jupiter3FansWEBSITEnikkiFriday September 2, 2016 –

We begin the day with an echo of yesterday … the sun opposes Neptune at 12:38 AM further stressing the Mutable T-Square we have been discussing this year. This is an ongoing series of aspects that have been happening in slightly different combinations throughout all of this year and we are finally reaching the end of the cycle. Yesterday’s eclipse leads to a final perfection of the Saturn-Neptune square on September 10 and then we are finally free from this mutable curse! I joke about it being a curse but the truth is it has been a difficult time for many. We feel disenfranchised. We feel like we have been lied to and led on. But now that we see what is going on we can move forward and create something more attainable while still resonating with our ideal vision. That is a balancing act and that is what this energy brings to today.

Later in the day we are thinking big thoughts as retrograde Mercury meets Jupiter in Virgo at 1:18 PM. Virgo tends to get bogged down in the details and Jupiter can add a larger perspective. Since Mercury is retrograde this many involve going back and tweaking something you have previously put in place, making it better and allowing things to run more smoothly. Don’t let the big ideas scare you today, but do a lot of research before committing to something new!

The moon meets Mercury at 6:00 PM aligning our thoughts and feelings, as always a blessing. A few moments later the moon moon meets Jupiter at 6:13 boosting our mood with a good dose of optimism.

The moon is void-of-course for a short time after that last aspect until it moves into Libra at 8:55 PM, paving the way for Jupiter to also move into Libra next week. This is going to be a huge relief for many of us so just pointing out that there are some positive, supportive changes happening in the sky very soon!

A good stone to work with today is rose quartz which can aid us in healing our heart chakra, especially if we have been going through disappointments recently.

The recommended essential oil for today is geranium which is wholesome and caring, it helps to mother you into feeling better about yourself and aids you in taking better care of yourself, too, which is important under these times of unusual planetary stress.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday September 1, 2016 –MoonOverlappingStars2WEBSITEnikki

We begin the day with a powerful new moon solar eclipse at 10 degrees of Virgo. This aspect perfects at 5:03 AM and has us starting off with an incredibly powerful day. First let me backtrack to last week when Saturn and Mars conjoined at at 10 Sagittarius, followed by Mars square Neptune in Pisces at 11 degrees Sagittarius/Pisces. Now the new moon solar eclipse at 10 Virgo is setting off this Mutable T-Square with the sun, moon, lunar nodes, Saturn and Neptune. Mutable signs are changeable. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. The solar eclipse activating a t-square in mutable signs is pressure to change. We can tie this into the current Mercury retrograde cycle since Mercury is the ruler of Virgo where the eclipse is occurring. With that in mind it is time to take a look at where we are and where we have been and make some changes in order to make our lives better.

The Sabian Symbol for 10 Virgo is “Two Heads Looking Out and Beyond the Shadows”. The feeling I get from this symbol is that we are in this together looking into the unknown. The unknown can be very scary but it can also be wonderful and beautiful. Are you willing to look into the unknown? Are you willing to share your experience with another? Are you willing to see things with new eyes? Are you open to having secrets revealed to your consciousness?

The day continues with a lot of action. The moon squares Saturn at 6:25 AM again reminding us to do what is within our control. The moon next opposes Neptune at 7:33 AM reminding us that after we do what we can we must let go and trust the universe to see us through the darkness.

The moon makes a square to Mars which peaks at 2:39 PM. This is motivation. It can be anger if we feel like we are not able to express ourselves so if you feel the pressure building inside it is best to let it out in a healthy way before you explode. Take a walk, get some work done, get some errands out of the way and then move on from those feelings.

The moon next makes a trine to Pluto at 3:59 AM. We feel deeply and intensely but we know that is how things should be. We are okay with having these deeper feelings and it feels safe enough to explore them more thoroughly under an aspect like this.

At the end of the day the sun makes a square to Saturn. This activates the t-square from the eclipse yet again and the same themes of setting priorities, focusing on what is actually within your own power, and building a solid foundation based on your long term goals are highlighted. Saturn is about what is real in your life. The challenges. Sometimes it shows up as hardships but it makes the things you earn through hard work much more valuable. Saturn makes you work but it also rewards you for that work. Just make sure you have your priorities in line because if you work toward the wrong thing you will be disappointed. The next activation of the t-square, Sun opposite Neptune, happens early tomorrow morning and again it tells you to let go of the things outside of your control.

The recommended stone to work with today is nephrite which is a form of jade which has protective qualities.

The essential oil to use today is cedarwood which enhances our sense of personal nobility. We can step up into our lives and be the person we envision.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Namaste & until tomorrow!

Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich

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