Monthly Astrological Predictions

July 2017 Horoscopes

One important date this month:  Fourth of July — Independence Day!!

A POSITIVE OUTLOOK

Can Make All the Difference!

In this crazy world of ours, there is a lot of the negativity broadcasted throughout our air waves, printed in the media or can be found on social media.   This negativity, in whichever form it takes, can drain our energy and keep it at extremely low levels for long periods of time. It is also true that the more we stay around negative people, our negativity multiplies, even on an unconscious level. This unfortunately drains your auric field, which in turn can lead to illnesses, depression and a lack of psychic protection. AND being you have so much negativity connected to you, all you can attract is the same energy while positive opportunities and adventures bounce off of you.

Stay around positive people or those who have an optimistic outlook even through despair and pain. Be open to inviting new friends or associates in to your life who seem to be on your same positive path towards enlightenment or looking for the good in life rather than the obstacles and problems. Do you realize that whatever you focus on will come to you?  So in essence, if you are worried about not having enough money for the mortgage and you dwell on it, you can be assured, you won’t have the money for it.  If you worry that your partner is cheating, you may well find out that he or she is cheating on you because you put the thought out there into the universe and you are getting what you believe.

Being a hypnotherapist, I truly believe that our affirmations can alter our perceptions and guide our minds to a calmer and more peaceful place, so here are a few of them:

  • I am relaxed and confident and in full control of my emotions at all times.
  • I am calm and relaxed and deal with only one issue at a time logically and efficiently.
  • I am ready to face any challenges that come my way with a positive attitude and loving heart.
  • I am grateful for all of my experiences which make me grow on a spiritual, physical and emotional level.
  • I am in full control of my destiny, my life and actions at all times.
  • Everything that I attract to me is for my positive growth, well-being and full potential as a human being.
  • For the good of all involved, I would like to attract health, wealth and happiness for me and my loved ones.

Write down whichever affirmations make sense to you and your particular situation and say them at least twenty times per day for a month; you will notice how you will be attracting blessings, positive energy and a happy life.  Have a wonderful future filled with all the possibilities that the universe has to offer.

 

MOON PHASE

DATE

DEGREE & SIGN

TIME

Full Moon

09

17 Capricorn 09

00:07 AM

Last Quarter

16

24 Aries 26

03:26 PM

New Moon

23

00 Leo 44

09:46 AM

First Quarter

30

07 Scorpio 39

11:23 AM

 

Planets in the morning sky Venus
Planets in the night sky Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn
Retrogrades Saturn, Neptune and Pluto.
Sun enters Leo on July 22.

 

Cancer A cardinal, water sign of negative polarity.
Symbol The Crab
Colors Silver and soft shades
Ruling Planet The Moon
Rules The breasts, stomach, and solar plexus.
Keywords Domestic, nurturing, emotional, sensitive, fertile, evasive, and moody.

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 18

Dealing with important papers and finances in general will be important now.  This is a time of activity, fun and excitement.  You will do many of the things that you haven’t had time to do before.  Women in your life will be your constant companions and you will reconnect with those who have become distant throughout the years.  You will also make a radical change in your appearance, perhaps your hair color, makeup, clothes and you will look fabulous.  You will also have some issues with your romantic partner which can be easily worked out if you talk things through.

TAURUS – April 19 – May 19

What a wonderful time to plan a vacation or figure out what new courses you may like to take in college or community classes for your own interests. Money is your focus now as you try to get on track with your finances or save for that large purchase that you have been hoping for.  Home life seems like fun and you will have much luck redecorating, painting, fixing up, and adding new accessories to your home.  It will give you such a mental lift.  Children and home life in general will go in a much better direction if you are not too stubborn to change a few of your ways.

GEMINI – May 20 – June 20

Making important decisions about your life path is on your mind. What should I change in my life?  What should I do? New opportunities for love life start this month.  You may want to be cognizant of your words.  Do not let your mouth run wild before your brain kicks in.  Disagreements, short distance travel and communication can be tricky, so be sure you plan ahead.  Do not take any risks as this can be an accident-prone time if you are not paying attention to the details.  Also, this is a good time to see the big picture and let the petty issues and concerns be acknowledged and dealt with when you have the time.

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

Your career and status in life is important now.  What do you want to do with your career?  What are you going to do with the rest of your life? Relationships with your mother and/or women in your life will improve.  You have a better connection and understanding of the things that went on when you were young.  Home life is getting easier, better and much more positive so enjoy life and get out and do the things you’ve wanted to do. Tending your garden or practicing your hobby will be a lovely way to escape from life’s pressures.

LEO – July 22 – August 21

Friends, groups and associations will become more active this month as you seek to get back out there in the social work and make new friends. Your enthusiasm for a job well done will win you the admiration and approval of those around you, especially in the work place.  Be sure to balance home life and your career as things seem to be a bit one sided at the moment.  A lot of activity and change is around you, so go for it.  If it’s something you would like to do or try, do it now before you change your mind.  Your emotions seem to be all over the place.

VIRGO – August 22 – September 21

You feel as if you need to learn or renew some spiritual beliefs.  There also may be some issues regarding secrecy and lies. This is a good month to start a diet, become a vegetarian or improve your eating habits.  A bit of exercise will take you a long way to reaching your goal weight.  Take long walks, park far away from the store (so you can walk a little bit more) or jog with friends or better yet, take the dogs out for a walk.  You may feel somewhat bored or unappreciated, but things are looking up for a sunny relationship by the end of the year.  Always ask questions until you are satisfied with the answers.

LIBRA – September 22 – October 22

An image makeover is just what you need to keep yourself energized.  Try a new hair style or color and get some of the newer summer fashions. Stop being so sensitive and please make a decision that makes sense for you so you can move on in a very positive way. Many are thinking of changing personal or business partnerships. Things seem out of control and crazy, emotional and not the same.  Communicate with one another.  You need some time to think about the future with positive outcomes and positive energy all around you.

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 20

Finances need to be looked at and a solid budget needs to be put into place so you can accumulate some abundance in your future and will lift the heavy weight off of your shoulders. You have so many obligations and responsibilities that you don’t even know where to start.  Home life is interesting – some are moving, others are changing their homes and the bad blood that has kept you away from relatives in the past is moving away from you.  Reach out to your family and close friends any time you wish to feel safe, secure, stable and organized.

SAGITTARIUS – November 21 – December 20

Relationships of all kinds are being tested.  You may want to get rid of some friendships and figure out what your role really is within the family.  There could be a change in your job or responsibilities, in your appearance, in a life style or just feeling emotionally free!  Travel plans seem to go smoothly.  However, don’t let unsettling or strange coincidences keep you from taking that vacation that you’ve always wanted.  You may take classes, go to lectures, or training in some new area of interest and you will love it.  New changes are always exciting and these will definitely be fun, exhilarating and needed.

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19

Home life needs a boost whether it’s with your family or just in redecorating your surroundings to get your out of a slump. Career is very important now, so be sure that you work diligently and confidently.  Emotionally, you are ready for a change although you are not quite sure how to do it.  Creativity, artistic ability or a hobby will be a great pastime to take your mind off of your problems, worries, fears and doubts.  Find some joy in your life.

AQUARIUS – January 19 — February 17

Finally, some fun and adventure will come into your life!  Go out and do whatever it is you’ve been putting off.  There are many friends who would welcome spending time with you doing interesting things whether it’s a new adventure, a class or lecture, or a pottery workshop.  Anything will be fun.  Be aware of those around you.  Not everyone is as honest and helpful as you and if you are not prepared for some sneaky tactics, you may feel betrayed or let down.  The affection you have for one another is a wonderful thing so nurture it and let it take flight!  Being grateful for all of your blessings now will bring bigger and better opportunities and positive results in the future.

œPISCES – February 18 – March 19

This would be the perfect time to make sure you not misunderstood, especially at your workplace.  It is also a time to take care of your health and get an annual physical if you haven’t had one in a while.  If you have an ailment, this is the time to deal with it as it won’t go away.  So many things are going on behind the scenes so just ask questions to find out the truth.  Do not take anything for granted. Look towards the future with confidence and passion since there is so much wonderful energy out there for you, and once you avail yourself to it, anything is possible.

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Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 45 years.  Please contact her at her new phone number in PA: 570-215-4223 for a confidential tarot or astrology phone reading or to get more information about an in-home Feng Shui consultation. www.vikkianderson.net and www.fengshuimoon.com

Both the solar and lunar eclipses this month are in positive signs. The male or positive signs are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius. All other signs are considered to be the feminine or negative signs. The solar eclipse is in Leo and the lunar eclipse is in Aquarius. It has been some time that eclipses helped the positive signs. In fact, it has been years since we have had a positive solar eclipse and that is why so many signs have been experiencing negativity, problems, hurdles, added responsibilities, depression, upset, fears, doubts, worries and anxieties. When an eclipse is not in your positive or negative group, it does not give you ample opportunity or positive energy to make things go your way. Things get blown out of proportion and life gets difficult. They could result in issues with: family, partners, work, health or money and so many other areas of life. Now you know one of the reasons why life isn’t treating you fairly.

But now that the eclipses are in positive signs, it will help us understand and resolve so many issues that we have lived with for far too long. It will mend relationships, whether romantic, friendships or career, and it will help us sort out what our next steps in life should be. What are your goals? This is a great time to deal with your wish list of what you really want to happen in your life to help push you forward. I usually don’t work with lunar eclipses too much because their effect is less than a month, but if you do, it rules your emotional life and your level of sensitivity. It can heal you on so many levels as Mother Moon sends her blessings and good luck your way to deal with anything going on in your life from an emotional point of view. However, the solar eclipse is like a video that gets played over and over again until the next one which is February 15, and then July 13 and August 11 in 2018. So, this is a great time to plan that day as best you can. Have time to work and play, rest, read, watch TV, exercise, start a new diet, be with friends and family you want to be with and avoid those you don’t. It’s a great time to have a meal with your partner, family or kids so you will have more time during the next six months to do that. Make it a special day and your next six months will also be that special. Even if you are a negative sign, whatever you are doing on that day will also be your priorities for the next six months. Be creative, have fun and do spend the time doing what you really want to be doing for the next six months. Read article on http://www.vikkianderson.net under Articles to see all the things you should and should not do on an eclipse. Make it a great one!

May Horoscope

Important dates this month:  May Day on the 1st, Cinco de Mayo on the 5th, Mother’s Day on the 14th, Ascension Day on the 25th, Memorial Day on the 29th and Shavuot on the 31st.

Breakthrough

Another original fairy tale by Vikki Anderson

Spring was here and the children were playing at the lake for the first time in months.  The winter had been harsh and although they skated upon the mirror like foundation of ice, it was more appealing to them in the spring and summer when they could fish, boat and swim.

The children were from a small town where everyone knew each other and all was safe and secure for the little Everyone in the glen knew how to swim; all knew how to boat and fish.  And the adults of the community had always encouraged safety above all else.

It was for this reason that the children were very upset when they heard cries of help from around the lake.  It was a very small voice.  A youngster’s voice indeed.  “Help, we can’t get out.  Please help us!”  The cries were so frantic and upsetting that the children decided to look around the lake in sections by groups of three.  The cries continued and the children were starting to cry.  “Help us.  Something is holding us down.  We can’t get up.  We can’t see the light.  Please help — anyone — help us!”

One of the oldest girls at the lake ran home, just on the other side of the lake, to get her parents.  They raced down to the awaiting children and also heard the cries for help.  They looked and looked, but couldn’t find anyone.  They searched under the bridge and thought the local troll may have captured one of their kind, but he was asleep.  They asked the water fairies for help and even though they are in competition with the earth fairies at times, they were very obliging and searched the length and depth of the lake to see if any other earth fairy was in trouble.  The earth fairies were puzzled and yet, the little voice cried out over and over again.  “We’re here, please help us.”

All of a sudden, one of the pebbles near the large oak tree slightly moved.  The pebble shaped crystal was about an inch in diameter; it looked quite heavy to move.  All the children helped the parent earth fairies push the crystal to one side after they struggled with it for a few minutes.

Immediately, a beautiful crocus sprung forth with brilliantly colored purple petals and a strong green stem stretching towards the mid-day sun.  One of the tiniest earth fairies anyone had ever seen popped out of the ground brushing himself off of excess dirt and grime.  “I couldn’t help the poor crocus bloom with that boulder in the way.  Thank you all for of your help,” and as quickly as he had appeared, he had vanished!

The children returned to playing near the water and tried to pick up as many “boulders” as they could to help any of the other flower fairies trying to help a bloom reach the sunlight in the rebirth of springtime.

MOON PHASE DATE DEGREE & SIGN TIME
First Quarter 02 12 Leo 52 10:47 PM
Full Moon 10 20 Scorpio 24 05:42 PM
Last Quarter 18 28 Aquarius 14 08:33 PM
New Moon 25 04 Gemini 47 03:44 PM

 

Planets in the morning sky Mercury, Venus and Saturn
Planets in the night sky Mars and Jupiter
Retrogrades Mercury goes direct on the 3rd, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.
Sun enters Gemini on May 20.

 

Taurus A fixed, earth sign of negative polarity.
Symbol The bull
Colors Pink and blue
Ruling Planet Venus
Rules The throat, cerebellum, and back part of the brain.
Keywords Stable, practical, materialistic, stubborn, sensual, determined and possessive.

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 18

You feel on top of the world and want so much for yourself.  Now is the time to go and get what you want. What a wonderful time to start traveling or organizing a vacation for the summer.  Save up your money so you can have a vacation of a lifetime!  It’s also a time to take some classes in an area that you wish to study.  Adult education courses are fun, but your local library may have interesting lectures on subjects in which you may have an interest.   If procrastination comes your way, try to handle these issues one at a time and things will get done in a record amount of time.  Stop being so scattered.  It’s There is a lot of activity and action.  You can’t sit still and need to be on the go!  You may be a little more assertive than usual in getting what you want.  Your impatience keeps you from seeing the big picture and you may lose out on something special.  Friends may ignore your impulsive faux pas but you will notice that you are doing and saying things that may not be in the best interest of everyone involved.  Think before you speak because you may stick your foot in your mouth upon occasion without really knowing it until it’s too late, and don’t jump into things just because they “seem” great.  Wait until you carefully look into each situation by gaining more information or background on a person or circumstance.  Do not take anyone’s word for important matters – again, double check everything and have agreements signed and filed away so you can find and use them in the future if needed. There will be nice changes for the future and possibly some foreign travel (or at least travel over oceans) for you and your family.  You may wish to have some alone time because you handle everything and you are exhausted.  A past emotional event may now be on your mind.

TAURUS – April 19 – May 19

Deciding your future towards your career is paramount now. Many things get in the way of accomplishing your goals and ambitions at this time.  You need to rest, make a plan and start going after your dreams in an organized fashion.  Hectic schedules, late hours and lack of sleep make you fatigued and somewhat irritable. You may be thinking of changing jobs or even careers.  This is a time when you should be absolutely sure about any major changes you want to make.  If you are dissatisfied with work, make sure you find another job before giving notice.  Remember, other companies or jobs may have the same issues as your current position, but you have a history with your firm and probably some kind of seniority.  Just be sure that you really dislike your job so much that you are willing to make an uncertain change.  Do background investigations and talk to people who work there.  It will give you a more accurate view of the company you are likely to interview with and may be employed by.  Try to fit some downtime into your daily life even if it is only for 10-20 minutes.  Towards the end of the month, you do seem to find time to get away for a few days or at the very least have some time to yourself to accomplish many things that have been put on the back burner.  Your creativity and artistic interests are making you feel as if you would like to take another class or just get back into doing something creative.  Be extra careful when spending your hard-earned money since it seems it is going out faster than it is coming back in.  Dealing with children, elements of fun and excitement and games of chance may also be on the agenda.  Just remember not to spend money you do not have as it will come back to haunt you.

GEMINI – May 20 – June 20

This is a time where you feel like meeting new people and also bringing new friends into your life.  It seems as if your friendships are not as close as they once were and you are interested in expanding your circle of friends.  Join local groups, committees and volunteer at your church or organizations that mean a lot to you.  Friends are very important and you reconnect with some of them who you may have lost touch with who were very important to you in the past.  You may go through bouts of indecision and confusion about your future.  Major decisions about a relationship still have to be made although you don’t want to upset the apple cart now.  Once you make up your mind about important decisions, do not change them.  You want to make intelligent and logical decisions, not ones filled with confusing emotions. You need to become more financially secure and even though you are moving in that direction, you really don’t have a clue about all the money you are spending on little things that are adding up and becoming a major expense.  You will be able to become stronger and more grounded with just a little effort.  Have a checkup if you’ve let it slip by.  If anything is found, it will be easily corrected.  Great opportunities to enhance your spiritual studies and life are just ahead of you, possibly by meeting new people in the field or by taking classes that you never thought you would.  Either way, you will be going in a much better direction and feel great peace of mind, body and spirit.

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

A very super-sensitive time for all Cancerians.  You will be thinking a lot about so many things that you may get upset or concerned at all the things you never got to do.  This may be a good time to anchor your religious or spiritual beliefs.  Meditation, prayer or going to yoga or other calming classes or workshops should be looked into to help you relax and think clearly about your responsibilities.  You are trying to fly beneath the radar and would prefer not to be so social. You would like some “alone time” to think about your life, goals, ambitions and dreams.  Think about your life and decide if you are on the same path you thought you would be at this stage of life.  Family life takes up a good deal of your time and you wonder if you are doing the best you can for your family.  It seems you question many things and hope that things will get better, or that you will get greater clarity on your direction and role in this lifetime.  There seems to be many changes on the horizon, but you are unsure of what these changes would do to your life and to those you love.  With your inner strength and confidence, you will be able to make positive decisions and choices now as you finally want the old life (or things from your past) to stay in the past.  Why not think about how you can make a better life for you and your family, handling your job better (or getting a new one, if you are unhappy) and dealing with your romantic partner on a more personal level.  You have much strength to handle anything that comes your way, so go get them, tiger!

LEO – July 22 – August 21

This is the time to shine.  You will get attention from many people for things that you do, whether positive or negative.  The choice is yours to be the best you can be and continue to help your family, friends and others with their issues and worries.  You will be a good sounding board for others who need someone to talk to, but set boundaries so you don’t get exhausted from giving all of your energy away.  Your personality is exuberant and you continue to excel in all of the things that are important to you. You are more interested in education, philosophy and perhaps even foreigner cultures or foreign travel.  If you wanted to plan an overseas trip, this is the time to do your research.  Leos may wish to get a makeover, change their wardrobes and update their look for the soon approaching summer weather.  Family issues make you wonder if you are really from your family.  They just seem to be on another path, but you must compromise and overlook any craziness that occurs.  Siblings may bring you some concern or you may have to help them through an issue.  Offer your guidance, strength, and opinions only when requested.  They are quite sensitive at this time and may not want to talk about things that are too emotional.  If you are without a sibling, it may be a friend who you consider family.  Dedication and patience will get you what you need and want now, but planning your results is always better than taking life as it comes.

VIRGO – August 22 – September 21

Good luck is coming to you through financial gain, prosperity and abundance.  If you are looking or a new job or an additional part time or home based position, this will surely help bring more income.  Try budgeting your finances as they need meticulous attention.  You need to save for particular projects or items, but you like to buy very nice things so the money comes in and goes out just very quickly if you are not careful. You get great ideas about what to do with your family issues and have too many ideas and then get confused.  Pick one or two or let the children decide what they want to do.  Have time for brunch or lunch with close friends that you don’t get to see any longer because of obligations and your busy life.  You are too serious now, so you need to lighten up and find some time for yourself.  If you don’t understand something, take time to look it over.  Take a deep breath and calm down. Do not procrastinate as you seem to be attracting negative energy by your lack of commitment to finish projects or chores.  If you change the way you feel and think about particular subjects (or life in general), things will run more smoothly and you will see that life is going in the right direction for yourself and everyone you care about.

LIBRA – September 22 – October 22

Family issues seem to be resolved and everyone is on the same page now.  Be sure to acknowledge everyone who has compromised.  You are being blessed now with good luck surrounding you, so how will you use it?  This is a perfect time to write that book or the poetry you’ve been meaning to jot down.  It’s an ideal time to communicate with those with whom you have lost touch and try to get to know close friends or family members again. You try so hard to be a good sport about everything, but the energy just isn’t with you now.  You may feel unhappy at times you may feel as if you are being taken for granted.  You may have relationship issues which keep you guessing and feel a bit shaken by recent emotional events.  Your emotions are in a state of flux although you are trying very hard to conceal them from everyone but your most trusted friends.  Playing the strong and independent person, you try to get over any heartache or issues that may have upset you; however, your best friends know you and are waiting to help you if you wish to confide in someone.  Your mind is on overload and you rethink things too much and may even be bringing on insomnia because your mind never rests.  Do not let your thoughts keep you up or run your life.  If you have unsettling thoughts that need to be looked at, write them down on a pad which you should keep next to your bed (or on the nightstand) and then deal with them in the morning.

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 20

Home life may be strained somewhat so it is up to you to overlook the petty issues that are going around and keeping things on an even keel.  Do not get wrapped up in drama and try to see the comical side of things.  Laughter will help you deal with life much easier and it will relax you rather than getting all tied up in knots about things you can’t change.  Be the philosophical person you try to be.  Home life is hectic, you are exhausted and wish you could retire (or at the very least take some time off from your responsibilities and obligations).  Be very careful with your health as you may catch colds because you are not resting as much as you should.  Pamper yourself a little bit or let someone else do it for you as you always do for them.  Relationships may be unpredictable now, but it is a temporary thing.  You should have a date night, spend some time together watching TV or going to the movies and regaining your ability to communicate on an intimate level.  Perhaps starting creative projects or working on your hobbies will bring much needed relaxation.  It seems as if it has been a long time since you’ve created something that you are proud of.  Be sure that your home and career are not at odds.  Your willingness to do what is necessary at work until work is completed is admirable, but are you being appreciated?  Also, you are needed just as much at home, so try for more balance between the two so that everyone is happy with you.

SAGITTARIUS – November 21 – December 20

Fun and romance may have to wait for another month.  Be very careful about what you actually say to a loved one as it may be taken in the wrong light; fighting and unnecessary strife will ensue.  Pay more attention to sports, hobbies or personal interests so that other issues won’t phase you.  Staying busy and active is a good cure to help you decide what you should be involved in and what you shouldn’t.  Fun, children and constant activity is on the horizon for you.  You may be overwhelmed and exhausted because you have not planned out the month very well, so hop to it.  Make sure you write in your day timer or calendar that you need time for yourself or for you and your partner to relax or just have some fun.  Intimate communication may need improvement.  You may need to ask important questions to someone in your family so that you get a proper response.  Don’t guess what is wrong because you may guess incorrectly.  However, communication with others does not seem to be an issue for you since it seems you will talk to anyone about countless topics – you just have so much to tell others that you are very gregarious.  You are funny and do have fun with family and friends; however, be careful not to spend too much money on gambling or speculation because circumstances can seem too good to be true and you just feel so lucky! You may lose something that you were not able to lose, so be sensible about any type of game of chance.  Good luck is helping you get what you want, be sure you know what you truly want.

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19

Health matters should be dealt with immediately or perhaps make that doctor appointment that you have been putting aside for another time.  It’s very important that you exercise, eat right and take all of your medications that were prescribed for you and you must listen to whatever advice your doctor or health care professional gives you.  Figuring out if you should stay in a relationship(s) is a very important decision. You finally are deciding to end relationships with people who are takers or who drain you on a continual basis.  You are very much aware that you have been too giving, caring, loving, kind, generous, and honest and doing for others and now you wish to get some reciprocal energy back in return or you are out of the “giving” business!  You want some peace of mind and would like others to understand how much they continue to use you.  Things are blown out of proportion so make sure you are mindful of what you say to others.  Try to be kind, but be firm in letting others know that you are busy as well and need to take care of your own projects and issues as well as family matters before you have any extra time to help others.  You are headed for many changes now so it is good that you start with a clean slate so you don’t have to make good on many promises and not have time for the important things you wish to accomplish for your family and yourself.

AQUARIUS – January 19 — February 17

Relationships both personal and business are highlighted this month.  There is a lot of vitality coming into the marriage house changing the energies around you.  Make sure you are adamant about what you want from a partner or you may be disappointed.  Maybe you would like to meet someone special to become a significant other – so what is stopping you?  Get out there and meet people by attending local events or church functions. Personal and business relationships seem to be leading you on an emotional roller coaster ride.  You feel as if things are going well, but you may have some reservations.  Take a chance so you can have some fun and relaxation.  You deserve it as you have been helping others for a very long time and need some karmic payback chips.  You may be thinking of changing jobs or going for additional training or certifications to get to the next level.  This is a wonderful idea.  You should be happy at your place of business.  If this is not the case, you need to change jobs.  It seems to be draining the life out of you.  It is not a positive environment any longer and some changes need to be made, or you may have to find employment elsewhere.  Some Aquarians are actually thinking of starting their own home based businesses as well which would also be a positive move in the right direction.  Love life is going in a much better direction and your emotions are finally coming to grips with new romantic partners.  Thinking about your future with new positive energy and optimism is really the way to go.  Things will start becoming easier and better for you than they have been in the near past.  You are taking control of your life and will be very happy that you’ve done so.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

Money issues may be confusing so take the time you need to figure out your finances and all of the obligations that you need to handle.  Planning a budget will be a good start to help you deal with these responsibilities and will lessen the financial burden from your shoulders.  Your partner may have some secrets from you, but it could be because (s)he does not want to alarm or worry you.  Try to start an open dialog with him/her to see if there is anything that you should truly be aware of or if you can help in any way.  Sometimes all someone needs to make things right is to have a loved one listen to them without being judged for their feelings or thoughts.  This is an extremely creative or artistic time so if you are into “the arts” or want to do something creative – this is the time to do it. It will bring you much peace of mind and recreation that you will feel revitalized. It can also be a time where addictions need to be looked at whether it is smoking, drinking, drugs, or food, etc.  Try to live a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating right. You can also have fun with this by walking around the neighborhood with a friend and catch up on gossip or information about your friend or neighbors that you have missed.  Changing your attitude about certain topics or situations in your life will help you move past some hurts and get you on the emotional road to recovery quicker than you thought possible. __________________________________________________________________________________

Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 45 years.  Please contact her at her new phone number in PA: 570-215-4223 for a confidential tarot or astrology phone reading or to get more information about an in-home Feng Shui consultation. www.vikkianderson.net and www.fengshuimoon.com

 

April Horoscopes

by Vikki Anderson

Important dates this month:  All Fool’s Day (April Fools) on the 1st, Palm Sunday on the 9th, Passover on the 11th, Good Friday on the 14th, Easter Sunday on the 16th, Emancipation Day on the 17th, Tax Day on the 18th, and Earth Day and the April Lyrids Meteors on the 22nd.

Spring Has Sprung

Isn’t it great that we don’t have to schedule our chores and errands around the cold wintery weather any longer?  The worst that can happen is that it might rain but an umbrella takes care of that problem.  The rain is helping the grass grow and the flowers bloom to welcome in the new season for all of us.  Soon, we will have a plethora of flowers in rainbow colors brightening up the world and making each day one in which we feel obliged to smile at their beauty.  And this in turn, makes our day happier and more positive.

Spring is a wonderful time to start cleaning out the yard, opening up the windows and letting the new fresh air of spring inside of your home and life.

With the new energy of the season, it is important to clear out the old stale energy from the winter and breathe new life into your environment.

Here are a few ways to bring in positive energy into your yard and home.

  1. Place a small bird bath or water fountain near the front entrance.
  2. Hang beautiful chimes from trees, your deck or house gutters for a melodious sound to relax and calm you while you are outside.
  3. Hang up whirl-i-gigs to promote positive chi to circulate around your property and remove any stagnant areas of dead or dying chi.
  4. Plant bulbs, annuals, perennials in bright colors.  Follow the Bagua colors to correctly place the right color in the right area of your yard or garden.
  5. Burn white sage throughout your home, closets, bathroom, cellar, attic and around the house to ensure negative energy or negative chi is removed while keeping your windows in your home open to allow the negativity to escape from your surroundings.
  6. Place 60 MM aurora borealis round crystals in windows that get the morning sun so that rainbows will dance on your ceiling and walls.  Each room should have many colors in it for balanced energy.
  7. Get rid of things you no longer need, want or like, so that you will have a clutter free space to enjoy and come home to each evening without feeling overwhelmed by the clutter.
  8. A fresh coat of paint will do wonders for your space and your mood.  Choose the proper color for the area of the ba gua you are painting; if you can’t, add a few decorative touches like pillows, books, candleholders, statues or paintings with the required colors in them.
  9. Let the light into your home.  Put up sheer curtains or pleated shades that can be opened from the top or bottom so you can maximize the sunlight and feel re-energized.

Any new additions or changes you bring into your home or yard will energize you and your whole family for the upcoming season.

MOON PHASE         DATE DEGREE & SIGN   TIME
First Quarter             03 14 Cancer 12 02:39 PM
Full Moon              11 21 Libra 33 02:08 AM
Last Quarter             19 29 Capricorn 32 05:57 AM
New Moon             26 06 Taurus 27 08:16 AM
Planets in the morning sky Mercury from the 29th, Venus, Jupiter thru the 7th and Saturn.
Planets in the night sky Mercury thru the 12th, Mars, and Jupiter from the 7th.
Retrogrades Mercury from the 9th, Venus goes direct on the 15th, Jupiter all month, Saturn goes Rx on the 5th, and Pluto goes Rx on the 20th.
Sun enters Taurus on April 19th.

 

Aries The Ram
Symbol Ram with lowered head and blindly charging.
Colors Reds
Ruling Planet Mars
Rules The head
Keywords Aggressive, straightforward, impulsive, adventurous, and active.

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 18

This is a truly great time to get your life in order.  Follow some of your dreams that you never had time for in the past; deal with issues on the job.  Are you really happy in your career?  Is it time to start a new adventure in your life?  Should you go for more educational studies to do exactly the job you want to do until you retire? Or are you ready to retire but are afraid that there won’t be enough money to get you through?  There are so many questions you are asking yourself now about your life and not only about work.  Home life seems to be going in a good direction, but is there something else you would like to add to it.  Perhaps redecorating for the new spring season may be important to you.  It may rejuvenate and motivate you to do all the things you have only dared to dream.

TAURUS – April 19 – May 19

You may find yourself thinking too much about things you can’t change or events from the past which may interfere with your sleep.  Your mind is racing and until you make some type of commitment to whatever it is you want in life (or a particular goal), this may continue.  It would be in your best interest if you stopped procrastinating as well.  Get those things done so positive energies and opportunities can stick to you.  Partnerships are being tested so perhaps you should find out if there are any issues within the relationship that you would like to address.  Everything will come out positive in the end.  Perhaps someone is not letting their true feelings known to a partner or close friend.  Remedy the situation.

GEMINI – May 20 – June 20

You seem very emotional and sensitive now and you find yourself doing a lot of thinking about all areas of life.  You want to be able to have more fun, but you also want to finish projects.  You want to and need to be off on your own for a little while to decide what you want to do with your life.  You have wonderful ideas about your future, but you are hesitant to put your ideas into practice.  Health issues need to be taken care of as soon as you discover them or they may turn into something more serious.  Home life is doing okay and your home seems to be your refuge now, but there is something missing in your life.  Is it a purpose?  Another person?  A partner? Try to decide what you need to make your world complete and then start going after it.  You will be much happier in the end if you take action now.

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

This is a time for so many changes but you are unsure in which direction you should go first!  Start with yourself.  If there is something you would like to change about yourself regarding your attitude, your appearance, or your environment, etc., why don’t you deal with those issues.  You will be much happier if you act now.  Career may be changing whether you want it to or not, so see what you have to do to make your work life stable and secure. Can you finish a project you pushed to the side?  Are there any positive changes you can make to save the company money?  Are you interested in starting your own business?  Partnerships may be difficult at times, but with a logical mind and calm demeanor, you can accomplish anything.  Don’t be so super sensitive now.  That won’t help anyone.

LEO – July 22 – August 21

Finances are on your mind again.  How are you going to pay for this or that?  Should you buy a new purse, dress, outfit, furniture or whatever?  It is time that you keep what you have and make it work.  There are many second-hand furniture and clothes shops if you really need to buy something now.  Do not go over your budget counting on your next pay check to fill in the gap of the money you spent without budgeting or planning for it.  Work continues to go well and you may get a raise or promotion if you apply yourself now.  Make others aware of your plans to make work more streamlined or efficient.  You will reap the rewards.  Even though you may not always be in a positive frame of mind this month, just know that things are formulating for you to make a new life for yourself with your goals and aspirations coming true.

VIRGO – August 22 – September 21

You seem very busy, but may not be getting much done.  You almost feel as if you are a hamster on a hamster wheel going around and around.  Make a plan and stick with it.  Do one or two things per day and at the end of the week or month, look at all you have accomplished.  Taking some time for rest and relaxation is important.  You are pushing yourself too far too fast.  Why not take time out of your busy day and read a magazine, take a walk, meditate or get a cat nap.  You can always get a timer at the dollar store and take a nap in your car at lunch time with plenty of time to get back to your desk on time.  Walking around the block or perhaps your company’s parking lot is also very therapeutic and gives you fresh air which helps your brain focus on the issues at hand.  Expressing yourself in art, science, or mathematics, etc., would also make you feel a great deal of accomplishment.

LIBRA – September 22 – October 22

Balance is the issue as usual. You are doing quite well in all areas of life and even though there may have been some tiny setbacks, you come out the winner in almost every scenario.  You are blessed and have good fortune on your side now so do whatever it is you need to do to continue to make yourself happy.  Finding issues at work confuses you since you thought everything was going well, but it is not an important concern.  Just do your job to the best of your ability and you will be fine.  Partnerships can be tricky so be sure you are listening to what is being said rather than what you want to hear.  Being yourself keeps you centered and focused on what is really important in life.  Strive for your dreams so you can have everything you desire.

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 20

There is so much going on in your life now.  There are things that need your attention and there are people who need to know they are important to you.  Remember to thank those who help you or do little things for you.  Your thanks will go a long way.  Loyalty is very important now.  Be strong and stay on the right side of the argument if you must get involved.  Integrity defines who you really are, so stay strong and do what’s right even when no one is looking.  Your attention to detail is legendary; however, now is a time where you may feel like resting or taking it easy.  Your drive is a bit slower but I encourage you to finish what you’ve started and make a list of things you want to do for the future.  You can accomplish anything you want to, so make plans to do your best and to accomplish wonderful things for your family, friends and yourself.

SAGITTARIUS – November 21 – December 20

This is a really busy time for you as you plan to do a million things at once.  You are thinking of studying a new field perhaps or a new modality to broaden your horizons.  Volunteering is also something that you may wish to look into, whether it’s in a hospital, church, animal shelter or the like.  You feel as if you can be of service to others now and want to help.  Sagittarians have many unexpected adventures ahead of them which will change their opinions on some matters.  It is a time for fun, traveling, doing something different and being curious about life.  This is a time for dealing with home life issues so that your future is more secure and you won’t have to guess about anyone’s intentions.  Deal with things that you pushed on the back burner since you can’t move forward if you have a lot of unfinished business from the past.

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19

Partnerships play an important part of your month now.  This is not only romantic partnerships, but those with friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances and neighbors.  You have been doing too much for so many people that it is time for you to change your strategy and let others do things for you.  That’s a new concept, isn’t it?  You should only have to help certain people and you really have to learn how to say no to those who abuse your good nature.  Tell them you are busy and will call again when you are free.  Have a chore for them to do in return when they ask for your help.  In that way, they may stop asking you to do things for them because they don’t want to help you back!  Changes, upheavals and drama can change some relationships, but whichever ones are leftover will be the ones made of gold.

AQUARIUS – January 19 — February 17

Taking care of so many things overwhelms you.  Be uncharacteristic and do one thing at a time and finish it rather than starting so many new projects which go undone.  Updating wills, taxes, important papers, NDRs, and power of attorney paperwork will take a little time, but will be appreciated if something unexpected happens.  Money issues may be of a small worry, but you know there is money coming in so stop making money a concern.  It will work itself out in the end.  Career continues to be busy, but it is a secure job, so unless you are offered the job of a lifetime with a great salary, benefits and perks, stay at your current employment for a while longer.  It’s a job you can do in your sleep, but you benefit your co-workers by staying there.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

Spirituality or esoterica is important now.  You want to expand your mind and understand so many things.  Creativity, art, science and anything that interests you will help you relax and will extinguish that thirst for knowledge.  You may be interested in traveling or setting up plans for the summer or fall and it would be a good time to go on a much needed and wanted vacation.  Being under stress is not good for anyone, so it is important that you allot time to rest, play, meditate or walk around the neighborhood to release some of the stress that clings to you.  A healthy diet and exercise will help you work around this and make you feel one hundred times better in all that you do.  Some karmic lessons may find their way into this month, so learn the lesson so you don’t have to repeat it again and again in other lifetimes.

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Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 45 years.  Please contact her at her new phone number: 570-215-4223 for a confidential tarot or astrology reading over the phone or to get more information about an in-home Feng Shui consultation. Her two websites are: www.vikkianderson.net and www.fengshuimoon.com

March Horoscopes

Important dates this month:  Ash Wednesday is the 1st, International Women’s Day is the 8th, Purim and Daylight Savings Time begins on the 12th, St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th, and the Vernal Equinox on the 20th.

Angels

It is so wonderful to know that s surround us and are always here for us no matter what the problem or concern.  Many pray to Angels for guidance, or for such things as good opportunities, improved health, meeting a romantic partner, protecting their children, etc.  There are many reasons to pray to Angels.

But what do Angels do for us?

They are here to guide us along life’s bumpy roads and to assist us when we feel as if we need an additional helping hand.  Angels are really not here just to tell us what we should do with our lives because after all, we were blessed (or cursed, depending upon your point of view) with free will.

They can help us become aware of otherwise inconspicuous opportunities or give us deep insight into an issue that had been troubling us.  Angels help with giving you (what I like to call) “super intuition” so you know in an instant if something seems right or if things seem just a little too good to be true.

Is it true that there is an Angel for every building and plane?

I have heard this many times and it seems as if it should be true, but I have no proof.  I guess one would have to go on faith.  I personally asked if this was true, what happens to all of those in plane crashes or who died in the Twin Towers and my answer from Angel experts were that they were there assisting the souls cross over easily.  Transition was seamless.

Is it true that Nature Spirits report directly to the Angels?

In the hierarchy of Angels, Nature Spirits, such as fairies, pixies, gnomes, trolls, etc., do report directly to the s.  They work with Mother Nature to make the flowers bloom in the spring and carry the cool spring currents which allow seeds to glide and land in various places; they keep the grasses green and keep the flowers vibrant in the summer as well as try to keep the water levels high enough to keep the flora from wilting!  Nature Spirits help the leaves turn brilliant colors in the fall and aid the tree in pulling back its chlorophyll into the tree trunks and thereby getting them ready for a long winter’s hibernation.  In the winter, the Nature Spirits guide the snow, wind, freezing temperatures and regulate ice storms, icicles, and the melting of this frozen form of water.

Why can’t I see Nature Spirits?

Some people can see them and it’s a delightful sight to see them aiding our planet.  I always say why can some people see s and others not?  It’s the same truth for the Nature Spirits.  Be open to them and ask them to show themselves.  They are very shy but if they know you are Nature Spirit friendly, they may surprise you and let you get a glimpse of them one day while you are in the yard or garden.

Can a soul of a loved one who has passed become an Angel?

No.  Angels are another life stream and cannot be your departed Mother, Father, Aunt, Uncle or any other relative.  However, they can become spirit guides to help guide you until it is their time to reincarnate to another earthly body.

Is it wrong to ask that my loved one stay with me when they have passed?

If you are doing it out of love, how can it be wrong?  Most spirits stay earthbound because of the emotional bond between them and a family member.  They feel as if they have to help their family who was left behind and who is emotionally spent.  The best thing is to accept the death as soon as you feel it is appropriate for you (it can be up to a year or more) and wish your loved one well on their journey through the 12 planes of Heaven. You must tell them that you are now able to move on without them and that they must do the same. They must move forward.

Can Mediums give me messages from my Angels?

Many can and many are charlatans.  Beware!  Just be sure that it is a reputable channel or medium that you have contacted because they can say anything and how would you know that it is the truth?  If you really need to know what your Angel is trying to tell you – meditate, pray, or just be still and listen!  You can always tell if you are hearing Heavenly prayers or wishes.  If it feels awkward or wrong to you, then you may have been tapping into something else which may be considered negative.  Angels never lead you astray or hurt you (or anyone), so if you feel you are getting messages that may be considered “wrong”, then you can be assured you are not getting heavenly advice or direction.  However, most people can sense their Angels and know what to do after asking for guidance, so try it.

Is there anything else I should know about Angels?

I think trusting their judgment is important and you will get this as you become more involved with them and you see the results of their input.  Angels are always willing to listen to you and are waiting to help you in any way they can.  You are a Light Being and they want to assist you get “the experiment” here on Earth so that your soul can be a more educated one when it progresses to the next level.

What if they don’t answer my prayers?

I hear this a lot from my students.  Not all prayers can be answered as you would like them to be and some of them can’t be answered for your own good.  Maybe it is not the right time for your wishes to be brought into your life – maybe you are meant for another experience or another path.  Just keep praying and keep the faith.  Whatever you need will be there for you at the appropriate time.

MOON PHASE DATE DEGREE & SIGN TIME
First Quarter 05 15 Gemini 05 06:32 AM
Full Moon 12 22 Virgo 13 10:54 AM
Last Quarter 20 00 Capricorn 14 11:58 AM
New Moon 27 07 Aries 37 10:57 PM
Planets in the morning sky Venus from the 30th, Jupiter and Saturn.
Planets in the night sky Mercury from the 16th, Venus thru the 22nd and Mars.
Retrogrades Venus from the 4th and Jupiter all month.
Sun enters Aries on March 20th, the Vernal Equinox.

 

Pisces The Fish
Symbol Two fish swimming in opposite directions tied together by a golden cord, but they do not see each other.
Colors Sea greens
Ruling Planet Neptune
Rules The feet
Keywords Sensitive, imaginative, intuitive, emotional, escapist, impressionable and compassionate.

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 18

Your interest in getting out and doing something exciting after being thwarted by the winter weather is becoming a priority.  It’s almost as if you want to extend yourself to friends and groups that you haven’t had time for in the past.  There also seems to be many frustrations and limitations in home life that you wish to handle and change.  Relationships are going in a different direction.  You want to find people who can reciprocate your generosity and want to start receiving instead of always being the giver.  Arians will learn many karmic lessons along the way, but once you realize that the only thing constant in life is change – you will be in a different mindset to attract new opportunities and embrace the fun in life.

TAURUS – April 19 – May 19

Your career seems to be doing very well with all of the changes going on around you.  You seem to shine now, so keep doing whatever you are doing.  Good luck is protecting you while letting you gain more creativity and innovation in everything you do.  Dealing with many issues now keeps your mind racing in many directions.  You need to slow down, make a list and follow it.  You are too scattered at the present time.  Money seems to be an issue so careful budgeting makes sense now because it seems as if there will be many unusual or unexpected expenses in the weeks ahead.

GEMINI – May 20 – June 20

This should be a very spiritual cycle for all Gems who have been having a difficult time in many areas.  The eclipses have not been as positive as you would have liked so this is more of a time for planning, organizing, foundation work, changes in thinking processes and attracting new, positive energy.  This is a time to study metaphysics and parapsychology as well as taking many new classes for recreation or additional formal education for employment purposes.  Creativity is your way out of this crazy time.  Make something beautiful; spend time writing your life story, a blog or add something clever on to your Facebook page for all to share.  Do artwork or photography.  Get out and be creative and flexible and by doing that, you will start to change the vibrations around you to a more positive and loving nature.

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

This is a good time for Cancerians to make some positive moves whether it is in business or school.  What a great time for many opportunities to be presented to you and the good news is, no matter which opportunity you grab, it will be the right one for you.  Adversely, if you don’t grab onto opportunities, they will pass you by and never return.  You are thinking in a more fanciful way and can talk your way in and out of a paper bag this month.  Cancerians have luck on their side, but taking inappropriate risks is never a good thing.  Be prepared for partnership issues if your stubborn side rears its ugly head.  You are too good to let other people suffer for your insensitivity to their needs so be compassionate and loving when it is appropriate.  Love issues may be tricky now so just be a good listener and think about your response to issues before making it worse by being sarcastic.

LEO – July 22 – August 21

Issues balancing your budget and checkbook seem to be at hand.  This is a great time to buy what you need and not what you want.  You may also want to sell things that are no longer needed on eBay or Craigslist, etc. to get some of the money you need to pay off debt or buy what you currently need.  Health improves as you take care of any medical issues with doctor visits and a better diet and exercise program.  People are interfering with your goals so some slight agitations occur.  Take a yoga class, go to a spa, relax and chill out a little.  As usual, you take things much too seriously and you need to just “let it go.”  In the scheme of things, is anything that important if it gets you ill?

VIRGO – August 22 – September 21

Home life can be problematic sometimes.  There is a lot going on in your life and you really need to be more determined and adamant than usual.  You need to follow your lists (and not just make them).  You should also stop being so sensitive now and just see things from the stereotypical Virgo logic.  Once you handle things in this extremely detailed and focused way, things will be much easier.  Children and home life may not help you get what you need out of life at the moment, but there is a lot of good intention.  You are needed and loved, so if you can’t do everything that you want to do at this time, give it a longer time frame for your dreams and goals to come to fruition.

LIBRA – September 22 – October 22

You may feel as if the weight of the world is on your shoulders and you may be right.  There are so many obstacles, concerns, issues, limitations and responsibilities that you need to handle and you feel as if you may never get from under all of these obligations in one piece.  The good news is “you will!”  You may feel somewhat depressed or unhappy from time to time until you adjust to the fact that this is a transitory feeling.  It will be gone before you know it, so just let it go.  You can be super sensitive now and feel as if no one understands how you feel; you may be surprised at how much everyone is trying to help you on so many levels, if you let them.  Partnerships can be disheartening, but you can listen to your partner’s concerns and try to be more patient and all will be fine.

˜SCORPIO – October 23 – November 20

Love life is interesting now and things seem to be changing in a very positive direction.  You can get closer to the one you love and your whole relationship can go to a new level, if you want it to.  Children can be involved in helping you make a good life for yourself so give them a chance to see what they have in store for you.  Your ambition and drive make you a formidable challenge this month.  You know what you want and you are trying to go after it.  Career is stable so whatever you do for a living will continue to bring in a salary and keep your finances balanced as long as you don’t go overboard on impulse buying.

 SAGITTARIUS – November 21 – December 20

Taking care of your health is very important this month.  Have you been trying to lose weight and exercise?  Have you started in January as a New Year’s resolution and now it’s a fond memory?  Get back on track. Your vitality is down and it may just be that you are trying to accomplish too much and not giving yourself enough rest and time to unwind.  You may be anxious about career issues so just try to do your job and be a bit more flexible when it comes to your work.  There may be some changes in your workload, so be prepared for it by resting and eating properly.

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19

Even though things seem very dramatic, things will calm down.  No one needs more drama in their lives so it may be time that you release the people who are always draining you and wanting you to help them out without giving you any reciprocal energy in return.  You must be strong and learn how to say no.  Examples may be by telling them that tonight you are busy, you are on your way out to dinner, you are entertaining friends/family at your home and just ask if you may you call them next week, etc.    Even though Pluto is bringing you a tad of drama and trauma into your life, you will be triumphant in moving forward in the way you want to go.  If changes come to your workplace, do not fear new opportunities.  Welcome them.  Love life is also a mystery.

AQUARIUS – January 19 – February 17

Travel plans may be coming together for later in the year.  You want to get out of your humdrum routine and see exotic places or at the very least, just get away from your current surroundings.  Additional formal education as well as certification classes or workshops will be very helpful in getting you on the right track for your future.  This is also a good time to add creativity with the hope of relaxing to your otherwise very crazy life.  There will be lots of time for creating works of art, writing down important events in your life and even figuring out what the future has in store for you. There is a new road ahead of you filled with wonder, new beginnings and wonderful possibilities.  When things hit a speed bump in life, it is the time to take a leap of faith.  You will succeed in all that you do this month, if you actually get out and do it.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

New romance is always a possibility as well as continued luck and changes pushing you into a new life.  Others find you sexually attractive now so date the one who you intuitively feel is the right one for you.  You feel that you are more attractive and in shape and want to continue with improving yourself on so many levels, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. If you are holding onto a job or relationship just because “it is comfortable,” it is time for you to do something about it.  Stop living in a comfortable life and take a stretch to see how life can help you get back into the ball game.  You are a wonderful creation of the universe and all of the issues and doubts that have been on the back shelf, need to be taken down, dealt with and cast aside.

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Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 45 years.  Please contact her at her new phone number: 570-215-4223 for a confidential tarot or astrology reading over the phone or to get more information about an in-home Feng Shui consultation. Her two websites are: www.vikkianderson.net and www.fengshuimoon.com

Important dates this month:  Groundhog Day and Candlemas on the 2nd, Lunar Eclipse on the 10th, St. Valentine’s Day on the 14th, Sun enters Pisces on the 18th, Presidents’ Day on the 20th, Solar Eclipse on the 26th, and Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday on the 28th.

SOLAR AND LUNAR ECLIPSES

Eclipses bring a glimpse of upcoming events that will unfold in your life!  That’s why I usually say to gauge the eclipse’s effect on you, see what you had done that day and your next six months will be the same.  If you had a good day, fun with family and friends, a great day at work, and everything went in a positive direction, then your next six months (when the next eclipse hits) should be exactly the same.  The bad news is if you have a dreadful day, your next six months will not be as positive as you would have liked.

Eclipses may bring news of anything from an engagement, marriage or baby, a career promotion, crucial travel or a contract that will bring positive opportunities to you to open your own business or to expand the one you have.  An eclipse could foretell the sale or purchase of a house, a move, obtaining a beloved pet, surgery or uncovering a very important health issue.  It can bring a graduation, or a new course of study.  It may also bring negative things like a divorce or separation.  If you are writing a book, it could mean that your book gets published and gets good reviews.  Eclipses move you forward and this is not only happening to you, but also to your family and friends.  Eclipses are turning points in your life.

Solar eclipses create new opportunities.  Usually, they are exciting, are often very positive, and bring news out of the blue.

Lunar eclipses are more emotional and bring final endings.  A full moon lunar eclipse is almost always an emotional time. Memories and dreams come up to the surface, and sometimes we feel sentimental.

Occasionally, an important person to you will be pushed in or out of your life.  A solar eclipse generally points to your significant other.  You either want to break up with him or he has to move away for his job or you have outgrown him.  Sometimes it makes the bonds stronger between you.

Lunar eclipses are generally female. A female friend may say she’s moving away or getting married, and you may not see her as often in the future. Your relationship may change quite a bit. Or, you may have a falling out, you may never see each other or speak again. The usual order we use for females in a lunar eclipse is: mother, wife, grandmother or female friend.

Your judgment may be impaired, or pieces of information may be missing, so bargain for more time to think about your decision or next action.

Keep your schedule flexible during an eclipse because you may not know what changes it will bring.

Eclipses give you changes and chances you never thought you would have, so carefully plan them and enjoy the next six months of your life.

MOON PHASE DATE DEGREE & SIGN TIME
First Quarter 03 15 Taurus 32 11:19 PM
Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse 10 22 Leo 28 07:33 PM
Last Quarter 18 00 Sagittarius 20 02:33 PM
New Moon/Solar Eclipse 26 08 Pisces 12 09:58 AM
Planets in the morning sky Mercury through the 24th, Jupiter and Saturn.
Planets in the night sky Venus and Mars
Retrogrades Jupiter from the 6th
Sun enters Pisces on the 18th.

 

Aquarius A fixed, air sign of positive polarity.
Symbol Man pouring knowledge (represented by water) out of a pitcher or vessel.
Colors Iridescent blues
Ruling Planet Uranus
Rules The circulation and the ankles.
Keywords Intellectual independent rebellious, inventive, altruistic and unconventional.

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 18

Valentine’s Day should be a lot of fun, even if you may be spending it with friends (if you are single) or with your partner.  You refuse to take this celebration lying down!  You seem rather dynamic and expressive now although there are many secrets behind your bright eyes.  You will be introduced to many new friends and adventures.  While being tired of the humdrum life, you are now seeking fun, excitement and leisure activities. Arians are interested in traveling, taking new classes (possibly including some exercise classes) and finding out about subjects that they just have not had time to look into.  Some may even start or finish college and/or get new certifications or training in some area.  Your energy levels fluctuate; however, you are busy doing so many things that you don’t even realize you are tired until you get home and plop on the couch in front of the TV!  So much is going on in your life that it would be helpful to have a list of things that you want to accomplish and work on them a little each day; otherwise, you may have great intentions, but get little accomplished.

TAURUS – April 19 – May 19

You need to express yourself a little bit more to those who love you.  Secrets are all well and good at times, but this is not one of those times to keep things inside as some feelings need to be shared with others; this will make you feel better.  You are super-sensitive at the moment and although luck is following close behind you, there is just too much to do for you to notice how well your life is really going. Your temperament is much more balanced than in the recent past.  Your romantic relationship should be improving tremendously on all levels and although your career or vocation may be in question, the changes coming your way are imperative in order to push you on the right path.  Your intuition is getting stronger and everyone is noticing.  Remember to go with your gut feelings because this time, they are absolutely correct.  Major decisions should be made soon so that you can move on with your life.  Make sure you make your Valentine’s Day plans ahead of time so that you can do exactly what you would like when you would like to do them.  Consulting with your partner would be a nice touch that will make you both happy.

GEMINI – May 20 – June 20

You are the proverbial chicken running around without its head these days.  You have wonderful plans of what you need to accomplish, but then go off and do something else.  Try to focus on your goals and try to finish them (or next 10 on your list for you dualistic signs:  Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces). Relationships are redefined and plans may be in the works for you to take your relationship to the next level.  If single, you may finally meet someone who is in both your best interests.  Be open to those who may not fall into your narrow category of who is acceptable to date.  Cast your net into a larger pool of individuals, even those with different beliefs or life paths.  Money still seems to be somewhat of concern.  There just is never enough, but with budgeting and only buying what you need and not what you want right now, you will get through these lean times better than most.  However, you can still have a great Valentine’s Day by using Restaurant.com coupons or going to lunch or an early dinner.  Other venues such as museums, art galleries or taking a stroll through New York City may be just what your purse (or pocket) needs.

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

Finances are of major concern now, but you will come through this situation with flying colors if you don’t panic. Spending on non-essentials is not an option now, so if there’s a new car, home repairs or projects that you feel need to get started, try holding off from starting them for at least a few months.  Of course, if something is in dire need of repair, handle that immediately, but other things can wait. There may be some upcoming dealings with wills or inheritances, or if not, you may be getting ready for some issues with the IRS.  Make sure your income tax return is accurate so that you are not audited.  You may also be dealing with issues regarding your spouse’s money, such as him/her losing her employment, starting new employment (perhaps a home-based business) and possibly not making as much as in the past.  These new endeavors will work out and you will be back in a comfortable position soon.  Valentine’s Day should be a fun time and you may want to spend it with your family rather than just your partner.  Do what makes you feel happy and do what you want to do for a change.

LEO – July 22 – August 21

It is a time to concentrate on one of the two most important things in your life – your home and your career.  Which will it be?  Home life should be a place of relaxation, meditation, fun, family and quiet time.  Work is where the overwhelming stress and heavy energy makes you feel crazy; eating on the run or at your desk is not as healthy.  You must get away from your office even if you eat quickly and take a walk around the parking lot, in a mall or by doing a few calming errands.  Sleep may be affected by your erratic schedules, traffic, and tending the house, dinner, children, the laundry, cleaning up, etc.  You must redefine the chores in your home since you don’t seem to be very good about them being delegated at work.  Leos do not understand that they do not have to do everything by themselves, although they usually do.  Others are more than capable of helping out, doing part of the work or handling chores at home.  Help yourself to have some precious down time by delegating responsibilities at work and at home.  Leos will plan a romantic Valentine’s Day with their partner even though it may be home based.  Just spending time with your significant other is enough for you since you want the genuine intimacy now and are not as interested in the gifts of the day.

VIRGO – August 22 – September 21

You are trying very hard to get things done, but to no avail.  Unexpected circumstances pop up to change your plans in a minute, so you need to go with the flow to get your list of “to do’s” done in a timely manner.  There is new interest the future, children, and having some adventure and fun for a change rather than shouldering all of the responsibilities within your family.  Love life either needs to be spiced up or one of you will look elsewhere for romance. There seems to be a lot of dissatisfaction in your life right now; finding out how you can change your life in a positive way would be important at this time, especially since you really don’t want to rock the boat, but you do want to be happy.  Financial concerns also add to your confusion or depression during the month, but being you are a very practical and clever sign, you will find ways to patch things up and fix almost everything in your life with flying colors and pizzazz.

LIBRA – September 22 – October 22

Health issues may be of concern to you, so if this is true, make an appointment with your health care provider.  Melancholy and mild sadness may also try to find its way into your daily routine.  The good news is that if you work hard during this period, the mental issues will disappear. If you worry about everything and just concentrate on the problems, concerns, fears, doubts and worries that you may have, you may be physically ill more than you thought possible. Get second opinions and use your intelligence to NOT make things worse than they are, especially in your own mind. Why not take a short weekend getaway to relax, rejuvenate and maybe do some of the things you usually do not have time for during the rest of your week. Love matters may be blown out of proportion, so give your loved one a chance to explain or try to be more patient.  With communication and kindness, you will both be able to patch things up and have so much fun on Valentine’s Day.

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 20

Your enthusiasm and knowledge will help you to shine in so many ways.  Optimism, good energy and strength are behind you. Have a special Valentine’s Day with your significant other and make the rest of the month just as happy. Work and health are affected now.  Things may seem to be blown out of proportion, but if it’s too much of a good thing – who cares?  You have a lot to look forward to and so many things to start and accomplish.  There may be some restlessness in your life, but once you decide what it is you want, you will be able to handle any doubts, worries or fears to get to your goal.  Additional training, lectures, seminars or workshops will help aid your career as well as satisfy the need you have to learn more about the subjects of your choice.  This is a creative time where you should paint, write, do crafts or anything that you feel the urge to do in the creative sense because it will bring you peace of mind and spirit.

SAGITTARIUS – November 21 – December 20

Sagittarians feel more empowered now and want to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with their partner.  Let your significant other make some plans this Valentine’s Day and you should just relax and take a deep breath and know that life is finally calming down and going in the right direction for you both. Personal and business partnerships seem to be going in the right direction if you just lighten up a little bit. You should not take things too seriously now but rather start focusing on your goals in a more practical way. Artistic and innovative pursuits are imperative now because you want to accomplish so much and you will do well within this arena.  You are getting organized, finishing up many projects that were in the works and feeling so much better about your accomplishments and yourself in general.  Some are publishing books, others are having art shows and some are just being proud of making all of their dreams come true.

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 18

You may start a new chapter in life and go in another direction.  Finances may play a part in this new direction, so be smart and double check your will, important papers and keep everything up to date, signed, sealed and notarized!  Cleaning out your home or office, decluttering, and getting rid of things which tie you down is important.  You are trying to life the phrase, “voluntary simplicity” and will do quite well with it over the next few months if you make sure your paperwork doesn’t keep you stymied.  Friends are very compassionate and thoughtful and will help you through any issues or concerns that you may have.  Confide in them.  Many wish they can repay you for all the good deeds you have done for them in the past, but don’t know how to help you.  This will be an important time of serious bonding with your family and friends, so make the most of it especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner.  If you have a significant other, this is a really good time to talk over your future plans and dreams so you will both be on the same page.

AQUARIUS – January 20 – February 17

You would love to start thinking of future travel plans, but know that you have so many other obligations and responsibilities that need to be taken care of first.  Taking care of house and office projects will help you get organized quicker and will leave you with more free time to do whatever it is you would like to do.  Family is very supportive now.  You will also have a lovely Valentine’s Day with your partner, if involved, or you will make a day of it with close family and friends.  So much is going your way, but you have to stop and smell the roses before you understand how much you really have.  Creativity, imagination, originality and ingenuity come together to help you figure out the future that will be right for you.  Things may seem a bit confusing now, but with logic and reasoning, you will come to the proper conclusions and answers for your best interest.  Stop working so hard as it doesn’t seem as if your extra time and effort is being appreciated.  It may be time to look elsewhere for employment, but be sure you have a job lined up before giving notice.  Whatever you decide to do with your career, such as ignoring the problems, or just getting a new job, you will be able to handle either with grace and professionalism.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

Many changes are coming your way, although you may not realize that they’re coming!  Important changes make you realize that you are not alone and that you have many good friends who would help you through anything if you asked for help.  If married or have a significant other, things seem to be going well and your Valentine’s Day will be fun, adventurous and maybe even a little bit spicy.  Try not to be too vague about where you would like to go or what you would like to do, since it will come off as indifference and may cause unpleasant issues.  Emotions surface about the past, so keep them in check until you feel ready to discuss things that bother you.  Being super-sensitive now will only make you nervous when you have to approach significant discussions.  Once things are aired out, you will be surprised at how much more relaxed and relieved you will both be.  Life will be much easier and more comfortable for your family and you.  Enjoy this month as it seems you need the break from stress.

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Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 45 years.  Please contact her at her new phone number: 570-215-4223 for a confidential tarot or astrology reading over the phone or to get more information about an in-home Feng Shui consultation. Her two websites are: www.vikkianderson.net and www.fengshuimoon.com.

 

Retrograde Planets for 2017

 RETROGRADE PLANETS

Rx Sign

Start 

End

Direct

MERCURY

Cap-Sag

1/1

1/7

1/8

 

Aries

4/9

5/2

5/3

 

Virgo-Leo

8/12

9/4

9/5

 

Sagittarius

12/3

12/21

12/22

VENUS

Aries

3/4

4/14

4/15

MARS

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

JUPITER

Libra

2/6

6/8

6/9

SATURN

Sagittarius

4/5

8/24

8/25

URANUS

Aries

8/3

1/1/18

1/2/18

NEPTUNE

Pisces

6/16

11/21

11/22

PLUTO

Capricorn

4/20

9/28

9/29