Astrological Weather Report for Dec 09-15, 2018

Astrological Weather Report for Dec 09-15, 2018

Mercury enters Sagittarius (December 12th – January 03rd) – This energy shifts from the Scorpio need to focus intensely upon understanding a given situation to a desire to expand and broaden your horizons in your life. Therefore, this is an excellent time to

Astrological Weather Report for Dec 02-08, 2018

Please note that the aspects below are most relevant when they connect with your natal chart in a meaningful way through a planetary aspect with a house cusp and/or your natal planet(s).

Venus enters Scorpio – (December 02nd – January 06th) – This brings an increased need for emotional depth and meaning in your close relationships. At certain points, you will find that making small talk with others will bore you to tears. In your love life, there is a great desire for more intimacy, closeness, and passion. Beware, however, that you or your partner may create drama in attempt to find more heat and passion and to feel more alive which can create a powerful hot and cold dynamic. In reality, it’s far wiser to align with the old saying, “make love, not war.” Be prepared for possible power struggles in your life at this time. Don’t let anyone steamroll you during this period and, of course, don’t steamroll others.

Sun square Neptune (12-05) – This energy can sap your strength and energy leaving you feeling more drained and lethargic. Unfortunately, this can apply towards your mind as well. Your mind may not be able to process information as quickly as it normally does. You may also have a difficult time keeping to your schedule and/or getting to places on time. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to perhaps give yourself an extra 30 minutes or so to allow you to get ready before you leave. Basically, this energy symbolizes your head being in the clouds. Therefore, this is not a good time to finalize decisions or to have any kind of medical or dental procedure. On a more positive note, it is excellent for meditation.

Mercury goes Direct (12-06) – All of the chaotic hassles and confusion that occurred during this period are finally coming to an end. Now, the daily affairs of your life that have been affected by the retrograde period will iron themselves out and find resolution. You might, however, want to give it a few days for Mercury to fully “wake up” and get back up to speed before you expect everything to go back to normal.

Mars conjunct Neptune (12-07) – This greatly enhances your desire to help others in need and to strive to make the world a better place in some way. Hence, it’s fulfilling now to connect to the inner Christ energy that resides within each of us. This combination of planets does indicate that there is a tendency to think about things on a much more emotional level than normal. Therefore, be careful about making a big decision impulsively. Take your time and think it through first. This energy highly favors those of an artistic nature because it symbolizes turning on the creative faucet of ideas. In particular, dance, music, photography, and spiritual practices such as mediation, yoga, and tai chi are highly productive and rewarding.

Astrological Weather Report for Nov 25 - Dec 01, 2018

Please note that the aspects below are most relevant when they connect with your natal chart in a meaningful way through a planetary aspect with a house cusp and/or your natal planet(s).

Sun conjunct Jupiter (November 25th) – This an exuberant fire sign energy that blesses you with more confidence and courage to take a leap of faith in your life. It helps you to overcome the mountain that has always stood in the way of your most coveted desire. Dare to believe now. Dare to believe that you can fly because you just might surprise yourself.

Mercury square Mars (November 26th) – The planet of communication is swinging swords with the planet of war. In all truthfulness you should be very careful with this potentially explosive aspect. Why? Because you can say something in a harsh way that can really hit someone’s last nerve and result in a WWIII argument. Another possibility is that a misunderstanding can blow up into an angry confrontation. It can also indicate a tendency to have a shorter fuse than usual regarding delays, so be prepared to take a few deep breaths to calm and center yourself if you’re feeling this energy.

Sun conjunct Mercury (November 27th) – Your mental processing power is enhanced with this energy. This makes this a wonderful energy for trouble-shooting and/or applying your mental power towards problem solving in your life. It’s fantastic for communication as well as for teaching or learning. On the other hand, it can indicate that you’re prone to overanalyzing things and thus decision making can become an overly complex ordeal. Try to simpllfy. This can also indicate a tendency to worry and thus suffer from anxiety. Don’t obsess about things. Try to let go and relax.

Mars sextile Saturn (November 27th) – This is a rock solid aspect for rolling up your sleeves and committing yourself to getting some much need tasks completed. This represents enthusiasm shaking hands with discipline which is a most unstoppable combination, wouldn’t you say? With this in mind, write out your objectives clearly and get up and get moving!

Mercury conjunct Jupiter (November 27th) – This energy gives you an increased ability to articulate your thoughts and feelings in a pleasing way. If you’re in sales or in need to sway someone’s perspective, this energy can make you quite persuasive.  There can be a powerful thirst for knowledge with this energy, so this is excellent for studying and absorbing information as well.

Astrological Weather Report for Nov 18-24, 2018

Please note that the aspects below are most relevant when they connect with your natal chart in a meaningful way through a planetary aspect with a house cusp and/or your natal planet(s).

Mars in Pisces square Jupiter in Sagittarius (November 19) – This aspect represents an increased exuberance and a deep inner restless of wanting more from life. Beware, however, because this transit can spark an impulsive desire to leap in head first in a new direction in which you’re ill prepared to find true success. Perhaps you actually are meant to take a leap of faith now due to the increase courage bestows upon you. However, be forewarned that you could be over-confident and/or overly optimistic. This can result in you being tempted to rush into battle when you’re actually way out of your league. Therefore, think things through first and do your research before you leap into action. Another by-product of this aspect is that it will increase your energy levels both physically and mentally. Those of you with planets in Gemini and Virgo in your birth chart, you will also feel this energy quite vividly.

Sun enters Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) - This brings a focus upon expanding your horizons, of wanting to taste everything life has to offer and a desire to connect with something bigger than ourselves, we are meant to nurture hope, faith, and our unique vision for a better tomorrow. There’s an increased need to explore via physical travel and/or through the mental realm via new ideas, inspiring dreams, or our spiritual path. This is also a great period to get up and move your body.

Moon goes Void of Course in Taurus (November 22) – This means that the Moon makes no more major aspects to other planets before it leaves the sign it is currently traveling through. It has been said that nothing happens of great importance during this period, and so it is supposedly a good time for filing tax returns, but a bad time for getting nominated for the presidency. This period is about going within yourself, it’s about quiet contemplation; it’s about connecting with the Cosmos in whatever unique way works best for you. The gift of this period is to get a bit of a breather from the hectic pace of life and to tune in to the frequencies of spirit. In other words, it’s a time to get the answers that you’re looking for if you’re willing to turn down the volume of life and really listen closely to your own intuition.

 Neptune goes direct (November 24) – The ways that you deceive yourself are being brought to the forefront of your conscious. If you’re honest with yourself, think about an area of your life where you’re not fulfilled. Perhaps in some way you’re in a state of denial. With this in mind, perhaps you make excuses about why you’re not in a great relationship or why you’re struggling financially or why you have so much debt or why you can’t get into great physical shape or why you can’t beat an addiction of some sort. With this in mind, I greatly encourage you to see past these illusions so that you can take steps to find the fulfillment that you’re so very worthy of having.

Astrological Weather Report for Nov 11-17, 2018

Please note that the aspects below are most relevant when they connect with your natal chart in a meaningful way through a planetary aspect with a house cusp and/or your natal planet(s).

Sun trine Pluto (exact on November 11th) – How can stop sabotaging yourself? How can you finally live up to your highest potential? Are you really devoting yourself to making your dream(s) come true? Answering these questions will greatly benefit you if you’re really honest with yourself. This energy favors you if you’re willing to get out of your comfortable zone and finally face your fears.

By doing so, you just may discover ways that you’ve held yourself back in life. Doing some soul searching can provide insights into old limiting beliefs that you’ve clung on to for way too long. Ultimately, the gift of this astrological aspect is to truly empower you to transform yourself and your life.

Mars sextile Uranus (exact on November 15th) – This astrology aspect will undoubtedly make you more restless and easily bored with the same old daily grind of your life. You’ll start to crave more fun, excitement, and even more adventure in your life. This will indeed require you to connect with your inner teenager. How can you be more playful? What sounds exciting to you that you perhaps been putting on the backburner?

This energy also blesses you with the ability to be more creative. Hence, if you have a particularly stubborn problem in your life, this is a good time to do some hardcore brainstorming. Be open to thinking out of the box. Look at things from new angles. Look at things from every angle. Strive to be open-minded. By doing so, you just may be able to come up with a breakthrough idea and/or solution.

Venus goes direct (November 16th) – During the Venus retrograde phase, you were undoubtedly meant to be taking a look at the quality of your relationships (romantic, friendship, business, etc.). Perhaps you discovered ways that you should be less selfish and therefore more giving of your time and energy to these relationships. On the other hand, perhaps you’ve awakened to the fact that you’re not receiving in equal return to what you’re giving. Either way, when Venus goes direct, you should have more clarity as to how to improve your relationships as well as knowing which people are truly in your corner.

Mercury retrograde in Pisces (November 16th – December 09th) – Oh no, it’s the dreaded Mercury retrograde phase! Run! No, not really. I’ve just noticed that this is how a lot of people perceive this particular energy. Sure there are certainly some pain in the butt things to deal with such as needing to be more flexible with your plans and more patient overall, but let’s not forget the real purpose of this period. That purpose is to slow down a bit with the overall busyness of your life. Pisces is a very spiritual sign. Since Mercury is currently traveling in retrograde motion through this sign, it gives us the opportunity to find more inner peace from the breakneck pace of life and therefore get some much needed rest and clarity. Spiritual pursuits such as meditation, journaling, and creative/artistic outlets are especially powerful and rewarding during this Mercury retrograde in Pisces period.

Astrological Weather Report for the Week of Nov 04-10, 2018

Please note that the aspects below are most relevant when they connect with your natal chart in a meaningful way through a planetary aspect with a house cusp and/or your natal planet(s).

Venus retrograde in Libra (until November 16th)– Venus represents our values. In this case, you’re either valuing your relationship or you’re not. Perhaps you’re looking more closely to see if your partner really values you. Maybe you’re looking within to see if you really value yourself or if, on some deep level, you expect to be disappointed, disrespected, or taken for granted in relationships. This is about healing, so you must have the courage to be very truthful with yourself because this process is actually breaking the ground for a deeper understanding of what’s going on within you so that you finally transcend it.

Mercury in Sagittarius (November 05 - Jan 10, 2019) – This is all about expanding your mental outlook in the direction of the possible inspiring outcomes that the future may hold for you. It’s time to dare to believe that the toast can finally land with the buttered side up! It’s time to cheer up and prepare yourself mentally for your dreams coming true. The vibration of hope and faith form a powerful magnet for your desires manifesting for you during this period, but you have to stay disciplined by doing your best to always look at the bright side of life.

Sun trine Neptune (November 01st - November 10th) – Your sense of intuition is greatly enhanced during this period, but it comes with the one condition being that you have to slow down a bit and put your ear to the ground more. In other words, make more time for yourself and really strive to take stock of your feelings. Are you feeling powerfully drawn in a certain direction or to a certain person? Respect and honor that. The universe is dropping bread crumbs for you, but are you really paying attention?

New Moon in Scorpio (November 07th) – A New Moon represents a new beginning and/or a new point of focus in your life. With this particular combination, the point of focus can easily turn into an obsession if you’re not careful. If you find yourself replaying a certain stressful event or words spoken during a heated argument just know that you need to make yourself unplug from it.

Unfortunately, that may be easier said than done because your mind is determined to get to the bottom of things. This is actually a good thing because this New Moon is bringing about powerful new insights which will ultimately lead to transformation for you. However, you have to deal with things in small bites of time instead of having a 24/7 focus on it. Change and transformation rarely comes easy for most of us, so be prepared to align with that old saying “slow and steady wins the race.” The astrology house with Scorpio on the cusp in your birth chart is where you see upsets, upheavals, and a need to let go of the old so that the new can be born.

Jupiter in Sagittarius (November 10th - December 01, 2019) – Transits of Jupiter typically last about one year. The power of Jupiter entering Sagittarius is truly a magnificent time. Since Jupiter is the natural ruler of Sagittarius, this is akin to the king finally returning to his kingdom after a journey in faraway lands. The astrology house that has Sagittarius on the cusp in your birth chart shows you where you can expect a year of new growth, expansion, opportunity, and happiness. The only catch is that you may have to take a leap of faith in the direction of your heart’s desire(s).

Solar Eclipse in Leo 2018

A Solar Eclipse occurs in Leo today which will push personal empowerment issues to the forefront of your consciousness. If you’ve kept yourself on the sidelines of life in some way, this energy will undoubtedly trigger within you a strong desire to get into the game of life more confidently.

This will require you to look at your current limitations  and honestly evaluate how you could serve yourself and your needs in a much better way than you have previously. Therefore, if you’re typically a harsh critic of yourself, that must (and will) change or else you’ll never really grow as an individual. You are now learning to believe and love yourself in a much deeper manner.

With all of the retrograde energy that is currently occurring (6 out of the 10 heavenly bodies are retrograde), don’t let the hardships of your life discourage you. You can be sure that there is a growing self-awareness that will ultimately serve as fertilizer to help you to bloom into the person you’re meant to become.

With this in mind, embrace the issues and problems within yourself and your external world with a courageous and determined mindset. You must realize the essential truth that the sky is the limit to your ultimate success and happiness once you truly learn to stop beating yourself and instead fall in love yourself and your potential.

Mercury Retrograde in Leo

Unfortunately, it's that time again. Mercury goes retrograde in Leo from July 26th until August 19th. This period usually causes more premature gray hairs than usual from misunderstandings, technology failures, bad decisions, and plans falling apart.

What can you do about it? To be honest, there's really not much you can do except to be prepared to be more flexible and more patient. Perhaps this is when the universe teaches us to let go and surrender more than we feel comfortable doing. Ultimately, new ideas and solutions can come from us being forced to rethink things. As the old proverb goes, "necessity is the mother of invention."

Mercury in Leo typically symbolizes a period that is ideal for speaking your truth and being more out front, open, and authentic. It's a time where you shouldn't stress over the details so much.

However, the retrograde phase can indicate quite the opposite. You must stand guard against being too open and opinionated and resist telling the unvarnished truth. In other words, you may feel quite passionate about your perspective and feel that you're right and they're wrong.

Needless to say, if you take this too far, you can alienate people and you may find yourself doing damage control after you've come to your senses when Mercury finally goes direct. With this in mind, do your best to consider your audience and think before you speak. Doing so can save you from needless misunderstandings and conflicts.

All Mercury retrograde periods are ideal for hitting the brakes and slowing down a bit. Making time for solitude and quiet contemplation will do wonders for the soul by blessing you with more clarity and inner peace.

The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017

The eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017 was a solar eclipse in Leo that has been dubbed the “Great American Eclipse” due to the fact that the shadow of the eclipse (known as the “path of totality”) is falling exclusively upon the United States.

A solar eclipse is basically a ‘turbocharged’ New Moon. Since a New Moon symbolizes the seed of a new beginning, a solar eclipse indicates that a powerful change is either occurring within yourself and/or in the external circumstances of your life. Therefore, it presents a great opportunity for you to improve the quality of your life if you apply yourself.

This particular solar eclipse occurred in the royal sign of Leo signifying that a greater sense of personal empowerment in your life is awakening in some manner over the next 6 months. To make the most of this unique energy, it’s imperative to embrace the idea that you truly are a powerful individual that has unlimited potential.

Even if you have your doubts about this, that’s okay. Just be determined to change yourself for your own greater good. Make the time to delve deeply within yourself to strive to clearly see how you have allowed your progress in life to be limited in some manner.

This historic solar eclipse is beckoning you to be a light unto the world in your own unique way. Before that is even possible, however, you must learn to consistently be a beacon of light to yourself. A very useful exercise is to consistently visualize your own inner flame burning so brightly that it burns through the fear, self-doubt, and unworthiness that have eroded your faith in yourself.

See yourself in your mind’s eye truly thriving with your goals and growing to the point to where you can make a positive difference in the lives of others and/or the planet. Just remember that life is all too short so do yourself a favor and let go of the 'what if' fears in your life and instead focus upon the amazing possibilities that the future holds for you.

The house location of the eclipse and the aspects it makes to your astrology chart highlights the areas of your life where you will see new growth. If you would like me to dive into your astrology chart and give you more specific guidance on how this is affecting you personally, I would be happy to take a look. I am offering a personalized eclipse reading for $25 for 15-20 minutes.

You can email at astrologererichughes@gmail.com or you can call me at 303-482-1769. I look forward to working with you!