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Quiet Time - Weekly Horoscopes!

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Shhhhhh--   don't say a word. The planets will be comparatively quiet this week.  As we're all trying to recover from that eclipse and the resulting chaos, this is an EXCELLENT thing.  There will still be Mercury Retrograde moments, of course, but they will be far easier to take with this peaceful pattern. Look at the dates and times and watch the video for more information.

 


All Times are U.S. Eastern:

Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:33 AM - Focus on being nice and extending feelings of optimism - Venus sextile Jupiter

Wednesday Octboer 15, 2014 3:19 AM - Take a long to-do list and work your way down.  You'll have help - Sun sextile Mars

Thursday October 16, 2014 4:40 PM - Focus will bring excellence to presentation skills - Sun conjunct Mercury

Friday October 17, 2014 1:56 PM - Communicate sweet feelings and kind sentiments - Mercury conjunct Venus

MOON VOID OF COURSE

When the moon has stopped interacting with other planets while it is in one sign, it is "void" until it enters the next sign.  During these periods, it's difficult to make connections, arrange meetings and make purchases.  Care should be taken in all these matters.  The good way to use this energy is to finish up what you've  already started, and wait for a better time to start anything new.  Here are the void of course times for this week:

Monday October 13 1:58 -7:30 PM

Wednesday October 15 7:27 PM-Thursday October 16 6:29 AM

Saturday October 18 9:10 AM-7:08 PM

 

Everybody needs astrology! I am available for Private Video ReadingsPersonal Consultations on Life Issues, Weddings and Business Matters - for Radio & TV appearances - and speaking engagements!

I WILL BE AT JOURNEYS OF LIFE FOR ASTROLOGY READINGS  Wednesday October 8 and Saturday October 11 for the Blessing of Our Pets!  Pet readings for you and your dearest will be available.

And...if you don't live near me, you can always get a Private Video Reading!

 

Here's this week's video!

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 October 2014 23:45

Nervous Tension? Ha! Weekly Horoscope!

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Tension?  Yes, it will be all over us.  Take the medicine of astrology's insight to keep it from ruining your week.  Yes, you CAN get through this eclipse, even with heavy, jacked-up pressure from planet Uranus and Pluto PLUS Mercury Retrograde.  Just believe!!!

Here are the dates and times for this week's major events.  Watch the video for advice on how to manage time to your greatest advantage. 

All Times are U.S. Eastern:

Tuesday October 7 4:57 PM - Excitement, tension and impulsivity from the sun's opposition to planet Uranus.

Wednesday October 8 6:51 AM - A Full Moon that's an Eclipse, aligned with Uranus and Pluto AND Mars and Jupiter aligned to pump up the excitement.  Take several chill pills.

Friday October 10 1:27 PM - People will get a little more peaceful when Mercury enters Libra, but there will also be a tendency toward passive-aggressive behavior.  Watch out.

Saturday October 11 5:10 AM - Spontaneous displays of affection will bring smiles all around when Planet Uranus electrifies ever-loving Venus.

MOON VOID OF COURSE

When the moon has stopped interacting with other planets while it is in one sign, it is "void" until it enters the next sign.  During these periods, it's difficult to make connections, arrange meetings and make purchases.  Care should be taken in all these matters.  The good way to use this energy is to finish up what you've  already started, and wait for a better time to start anything new.  Here are the void of course times for this week:

Monday October 6 3:38 PM-Tuesday October 7 6:07 AM

Wednesday October 8 10:20 AM-Thursday October 9 7:44 AM

Friday October 10 8:49 PM-Saturday October 11 11:51 AM

Everybody needs astrology! I am available for Private Video ReadingsPersonal Consultations on Life Issues, Weddings and Business Matters - for Radio & TV appearances - and speaking engagements!

I WILL BE AT JOURNEYS OF LIFE FOR ASTROLOGY READINGS  Wednesday October 8 and Saturday October 11 for the Blessing of Our Pets!  Pet readings for you and your dearest will be available.

And...if you don't live near me, you can always get a Private Video Reading!

Here's this week's video!

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014 01:37

Mercury Retrograde - How to Deal

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All good scouts know: Be Prepared for Mercury Retrograde!


Note: this Previously Published Article may be of use to you as we get ready to roll with Mercury Retrograde.  The station occurs Saturday October 4th at 1:02 PM Eastern, and Mercury will be retrograde until October 26th.

As you probably know, Mercury Retrograde is coming. You may have heard jokes about it, or made some yourself. Or, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. I never "believed" in Mercury Retrograde myself until I saw it in action. I was taking beginners' astrology classes at the time, and when the teacher tried to tell me the change in the apparent motion of this tiny planet could affect everything from phone lines to traffic jams, I scoffed, and as we came to the first Mercury Retrograde period I noticed, I was determined to test out the centuries of theory and lore. As it happened, I worked for a large financial institution at the time, managing the customer service desk for one of their communications networks. As Mercury is known to be associated with communications, certainly I'd see the effects at the job, right? I had no idea "how" right. On the very day of Mercury's "Station" - the time between going forward and "backward" - the pile of "trouble tickets" on my desk was twice as high as usual. All sorts of little glitches, from data cards not being placed in exactly the right way to major circuit outages became my day-long headaches. Then, when I tried to get a bus uptown, I got stuck in a traffic jam that caused me to miss the event I wanted to attend. "Hmmmmmmm," I thought; maybe this isn't all a bunch of hooey. As soon as the period was over, things went back to normal, or as close to that as it got in that crazy place. These events took place more than 25 years ago, and since then there have been many more Mercury Retrograde periods. These times come about 3 times a year, and they last about 3 weeks each. This time, the retrograde will take place from October 4-26, 2014. Because I'm astrologer, I tend to feel Mercury Retrograde even before the date it begins, and with plenty of planetary representation in Scorpio and Libra, this one will be hard to ignore. Thinking and speaking will tend to be "deep" at first, but also quite sharp.  After the 11th, when it moves into Libra (remember it's moving "backwards"), indecision is going to be the order of the day. It's time to really look at all the options we have, and honor the process of waiting for the right places and times.  No harsh actions are necessary.  Just wait and see, whenever it is possible.

There are a lot of issues stemming from Mercury Retrograde we simply can't avoid. Still, there are other foibles we most definitely can avoid simply by planning our activities appropriately. These Check Lists of things To Do and things Not To Do, I hope, will be helpful as we go into this strange, frustrating, and sometimes fruitful, period. I doubt I'll cover everything, but I'll give you at least the basics so you can plan your time out in the most productive way possible.

SOME THINGS TO DO BEFORE THE RETROGRADE:

Car Maintenance - Check tires, oil, electrical systems, and fix any glitches with transmissions or clutches that may become more severe with time.

Computer Maintenance - Back up data, buy any new equipment or peripherals you might need, including CDs and DVDs, microphones, etc. If your computer requires it - scan for viruses and malware, and make sure all your shields are "up" before the retrograde period begins.

Batteries - Make sure all batteries for all electronic devices and practical tools such as flashlights are purchased and at the ready. (Mercury Retrograde is connected to power outages, too.)

Organization - Set up a system for keeping track of important papers, credit cards and keys.

Communication - Go through your phone messages and e mail inbox to take care of those requests you've been "meaning to get to". If you don't deal with them now, you could lose them during the retrograde.

Contracts - Everything from Leases and Deeds to Employment Agreements and Marriages stand a much better chance of serving all parties involved when they are not undertaken or signed during Mercury Retrograde. If you can't get them completed before it starts, you are always best off waiting until it is over.

Announcements - If you're going to make a product announcement (especially something like a new app or a web site), or incorporate a business, release a CD, book or movie, it pays to do it before the retrograde, or even better, after. Same goes for grand openings, major promotions, etc. Doctors and

Dentists - Take care of these appointments outside the retrograde period, because diagnosis is especially difficult during the retrograde. The exception here is when you're already being treated for something, or you want to have a defect, such as a hernia or a faulty filling in a tooth, repaired. Make Travel

Plans - If you know you have to make a trip either during or after the retrograde, make arrangements beforehand when you can to avoid confusion.

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THINGS TO DO DURING THE RETROGRADE PERIOD

The retrograde period is actually a time when we should be studying our internal processes and figuring out how we can take our thoughts and put them into understandable language. For this reason, the retrograde is great for writing. If you have a paper to prepare, a presentation, or even a book, this is the perfect time to sit down and put the words together and into a document. This is also an excellent time to go back and look at a project you've been working on for some time, and fix the part of it you should have completed more thoroughly. In fact, flaws resulting from less-than-adequate workmanship or attention could come up during the retrograde. Repairs of all kinds, including some surgery, are even more likely to be successful when they're done during Mercury retrograde. Reading is a great Mercury Retrograde activity because you can often pick up a book or training manual you couldn't finish and finally slog through it. In general, Relaxation is a great thing to pursue during Mercury Retrograde. People who make a living in Mercury-related professions, and astrology is one, often take a break during this period. Although I still will write horoscopes and muse as I do here on ReadTheStars.com, I don't do readings for people because without Mercury working to its full ability, i can easily make mistakes. Same may go for some doctors, reporters, news anchors, etc. Watch the news and you'll notice more bloopers during live broadcasts than usual. NOTE: Being born during the Mercury Retrograde can be a good thing! These babies usually grow up with superior writing skills, and can pretty much assume they won't be affected all that much by the difficult effects that make the rest of us want to scream. Need to make travel arrangements during the retrograde? Get a Mercury Retrograde-born person to do it for you. Don't laugh - it works!

COPING DURING THE RETROGRADE:

Computers, Equipment, etc. - Always take extra caution when you're working with delicate equipment during a Mercury Retrograde. That little toss you do with your smart phone might be not-so when the screen cracks on you! (One of my favorite examples of what "bad" stuff can happen during a Mercury Retrograde was one time when it was Retrograde in Pisces - a water sign - I inadvertently "flushed" my iPhone.)

Cars, Driving and Public Transportation - Leave extra time when you have to be at a place at a certain time. Be careful walking, driving and even standing on a subway train. Watch other people. They will not even be conscious of the conditions, most likely, so you have to compensate for their lack of awareness.

If you must sign a lease, a will, a contract or undertake any of the activities that are counter-indicated during the retrograde, read the fine print, push extra-hard to get the word out about your announcement, and expect there to be a few glitches so you'll be alert enough to stop them from getting out of hand. If you must travel, factor in possible delays, and bring some sort of entertainment to keep you busy while you wait for that late plane, bus or train. Life must, and will, go on with or without a Mercury Retrograde. The tips offered here aren't supposed to encourage you to hide under the covers or run for the hills just because Mercury is Retrograde. Now, though, you should be able to get through it without too many surprises, and even if you do get frustrated, you'll get the greatest gift of all. Knowing there will be an end to a difficult time is the best thing astrology can do for us, most of the time, and that's what I hope you'll remember the next time you're stuck in a traffic jam or are trying to get rid of a nasty computer virus. It will be October 26th before we know it! Make the most out of this precious Mercury Retrograde time. You may even come to look forward to it.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:09

Mercury's Packing Up for Vacation - Get Ready for the Retrograde - Weekly Horoscope!

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September 29-October 5, 2014

Mercury Retrograde is coming, but you have the whole week to prepare!  Check out these dates and times to see how you can best manage your week and get ready to deal with life during Mercury's vacation, from October 4-26.

All Times are U.S. Eastern:

Monday September 29 4:52 PM - Sweetness takes over the general mood when Venus enters Libra.

Saturday October 4 4:03 AM - People will be in the mood for a power struggle.  Settle your disputes with honor.

Saturday October 4 1:02 PM - Mercury stations. Let the retrograde begin!

Sunday October 5 12:18 AM Compultion will be hard to contain when Mars and Uranus incite one another to "just do it."

MOON VOID OF COURSE

When the moon has stopped interacting with other planets while it is in one sign, it is "void" until it enters the next sign.  During these periods, it's difficult to make connections, arrange meetings and make purchases.  Care should be taken in all these matters.  The good way to use this energy is to finish up what you've  already started, and wait for a better time to start anything new.  Here are the void of course times for this week:

Monday September 29 11:29 PM-Wednesday October 1 !2;41 AM

Thursday October 2 12:18 PM-Friday October 3 4:00 AM

Saturday October 4 2:32 PM-Sunday October 5 5:24 AM

Everybody needs astrology! I am available for Private Video ReadingsPersonal Consultations on Life Issues, Weddings and Business Matters - for Radio & TV appearances - and speaking engagements!

I WILL BE AT JOURNEYS OF LIFE FOR ASTROLOGY READINGS  Wednesday October 8, Saturday and Saturday October 11 for the Blessing of Our Pets!  Pet readings for you and your dearest will be available.

And...if you don't live near me, you can always get a Private Video Reading!

Here's this week's video!

 

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 00:55

FLY into Fall - Weekly Horoscope!!!

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F L Y into Fall this Year!  The Autumnal Equinox is just the beginning.


 Look at the list below and watch the video - this will be quite a remarkable week.

All Times are U.S. Eastern:

Monday September 22 8:34 PM: Watch all those "stuck" projects come out of the muck when PLUTO STATIONS TO DIRECT MOTION.

Monday September 22 10:29 PM: It's Fall.  FLY into it! The arrival of the Autumnal Equinox means the sun is in the beautiful sign of Libra.

Wednesday September 24 2:14 AM: Use the NEW MOON in Libra to decide what projects and relationships will remain as focal points in your life.

Thursday September 25 2:17 PM: Life will get nuts when Jupiter and Uranus conspire to expand optimism and our compulsive tendencies.

Saturday October 27 6:39 PM: People may not be as "nice", but they'll be incisive and direct with Mercury's move into Scorpio.

MOON VOID OF COURSE

When the moon has stopped interacting with other planets while it is in one sign, it is "void" until it enters the next sign.  During these periods, it's difficult to make connections, arrange meetings and make purchases.  Care should be taken in all these matters.  The good way to use this energy is to finish up what you've  already started, and wait for a better time to start anything new.  Here are the void of course times for this week:

Tuesday September 23 8:15 AM-11:59 PM

Friday September 26 8:39-10:29 AM

Sunday September 28 4:31-6:50 PM

Everybody needs astrology! I am available for Private Video ReadingsPersonal Consultations on Life Issues, Weddings and Business Matters - for Radio & TV appearances - and speaking engagements!

THIS WEEK - I WILL BE AT JOURNEYS OF LIFE FOR ASTROLOGY READINGS  Friday September 26.

And...if you don't live near me, you can always get a Private Video Reading!

Here's this week's video!

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