Reverend Linda Newman studies the alignment of the stars each week to bring you in depth astrological predictions. She is a third generation astrologer, holistic wellness practitioner and mystic student. You can catch up with her on her weekly radio show Answers on NewSkyRadio.com.
Aries: Sometimes life is a puzzlement, just a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a tasty cheese blintz. With Uranus the planet of wacko and/or genius firmly settled into your Guest Room, every day brings unexpected twists and turns. Please notice that he has totally unpacked, he has no doubt been using your toothbrush and has no intention of moving on for years, many years. Yes, the very Earth is moving beneath your feet. Uranus thrives on change and feasts on chaos. Now that’s not all bad, since you often don’t know your own level of abilities, until they are pressed into action. Actually it’s more like reaction since trying to initiate anything more complex than choosing new curtains would be a test fer certain. Things don’t work they way they used to before you got your big fun surprise company. With Uranus as a powerful influence visiting Venus also in your Sun Sign, you have the attention span of a goldfish. So you must keep your lists simple, eat, sleep, go to work and remember to always carry a flashlight, some duct tape, granola bars and some dry socks in the car. Expect the unexpected and erase your expectations. This is living experientially, and you will perfect it before Uranus packs his bags and moves on. Time is on your side.
Taurus: There is a Tarot card that represents the Two of Pentacles. If you have a Tarot deck, please run and get it, I’ll wait…..okay pretty much whatever deck you have, there will be a picture of a young man juggling two pentacles. Pentacles are the symbols that remind you that it is possible to make money with your wits, and that as long as your life is in balance; everything that you deserve will find you. It’s Basic prosperity stuff. Pentacles are also powerful symbols of your ability to communicate with others. Yeah, about that, you are moving into the cycle that generally only happens 3 or 4 times a year where you move past
your “Yup” and “Nope” vocabulary, into lovely eloquent Whole sentences. That in itself will get people’s attention. Jupiter dancing in your Sun Sign is gently reminding you that this transit of great fortune and empowerment deserves to be acknowledged. You are not that same person you were last year at this time, and yet some folks are still treating you like that long gone person. You can clue them in with a few well-chosen words, and move on to better things. As for the juggling, you Will work it out. It’s that old “when you have the time you don’t have the money and vice versa” dance. Yep you will end up so adept that you can be like the guy who juggles a chain saw, a bowling ball and a birthday cake.
Gemini: Just when you think you understanding your relationships and how others expectations of you, life shifts just a few degrees. This new horizon is quite fascinating, just as long as you view it as the scenery that passes by the window of the bullet train, that is your career this year. You have carved a path toward your imminent success one baby step at a time for over a year. Regardless of how sincere others may sound, it’s the voice ( or maybe voices ) inside of your head that must be followed. You may even find it a wee bit creepy when others are so willing to step back and let you make their choices. That’s sooooo not gonna happen. What you Will do when you find yourself cornered by a needy, but clueless person, is to initially answer their questions with more questions. As soon as you get some kind of understandable response, you will pile on suggestions and alternatives until their eyes begin to roll. That’s the perfect time to walk away while saying, ” I know you will make the best choice.” You might even add a little fist bump for colour, but the operative action is to walk quickly away, sans looking back. You have enough to consider, with all of the new opportunities that are presently entering your life. Sure you can enjoy the scenery along the way, but nothing, simply nothing, can derail your plans. It’s nice that others think of you and even nicer when they think for themselves.
Cancer: This cycle finds your Spiritual tuning fork pinging very loudly. Once you get past wanting life to always make sense, you can see the larger patterns of
Karma and human nature. Consider your earliest religious and philosophical awarenesses. Who was your first Mentor ? What was it that attracted you to that person ? Most likely it was a calm collected strength that seemed to have no limits. Funny how sometimes just hearing a beloved tell you that, ” Things will be okay, it will all work out.” can actually help you turn the corner. And now, not that many years later, you have become the voice of reason that helps others get centered and not take silly situations so seriously. My Mentor Rev Betty Ruth Tibbitts was a very gifted, no nonsense kind of person. Her advice was always based upon common sense and simple symbols. Recently a woman came to me for a Session and Betty came through. The woman was looking for a job but, just couldn’t get herself out the door, she was crippled by self doubt. I gave her some simple affirmations and visualizations to work with. Among the preparations for her success was for her to buy some nice green bananas. I/we told her that as soon as the bananas were ripe and ready, she would be as well. Sure enough on day 3 she jumped into her best suit and took her positive outlook to a job interview. She got the job on the spot and called to tell me that she was having a giant banana split for her celebration. Keep the advice that you give to others simple, and they will apply it as fits their needs. Simple is good!
Leo: In this world of teach or be schooled you will manage to do a little bit of both this week. Initially you will be called in as an “Expert” to fix a system that took on a downward spiral during the last Full Moon. Your plan, as you walk in the door, is
simply, to get things up and running. That will last about 15 minutes since you will discover one layer of faulty planning on top of another. By the time you have peeled away the 3rd or 4th layer of epic failure, you will know that you Must scrap the whole system and start from scratch, of course that’s after you call the Office and have them clear your schedule for a while. With not much more than a guess and a positive outlook, you will rebuild things until everything progresses smoothly from beginning to successful conclusion. Only then will you look up to discover that the few onlookers at your elbow, have now become a happy cheering crowd. And they are a well-informed crowd as well, since they watched each and very detail that it took to get things working correctly. Geez you couldn’t have trained them better if you had planned it ! Your ability to dump all of the old plans and begin again are gifts from Uranus, and he is poking you as we speak !
Virgo: With Mars now retrograde in your Sun Sign, you will find it necessary to take a close examination of your motivation. Even with the inevitable speed bumps, you are making good time. You have managed to stay on top of your deadliest deadlines and your commitment to excellence is firmly in place. But for the first time in, oh, Forever, you are able to walk past that crooked picture on the wall, or that overflowing ashtray in the break room. Given time you will circle back and fix things, but due to your need to prioritize better, you now have a “round to it ” list. Mars is reminding you that you must take care of first things first. As you know there is an easy peasy way to get things done and the more convoluted way of going about it. Since both forms of taking care of business will reap the same rewards, here’s a thought, if there is an easy way….follow it. You will never be a slacker and you love details as much as I love chocolate, so implementing simpler systems will actually give you more time to cover the minutia that would make others run away screaming. So maybe you still aren’t really certain where you fit or what you want to be when you grow up. That’s just retrograde Mars testing you. Itsa Pop Quiz, not to be taken seriously. Why limit yourself with titles when you have so multitalented? Remember to be gentle with yourself and everything else will fall into place. Stay too busy to get in your own way, eh?
Libra: This week begins with a Moon Saturn journey for you, and the great news is, that you have officially broken free from the Moon Saturn pattern. Initially most Moon Saturn babies feel the need to take care of everyone else first and if there’s any time left, maybe their own needs will get addressed. Sure you will
still be a sucker for a sob story, but even as you hand out the tissues and dole out astral chicken soup, you will be carefully listening for the tell tale signs of professional/perennial victimhood. Victim Speak as a language, is often peppered with repetition of ancient events, ad nauseum. It’s amazing how long some people will hang onto slights and grievances, even after all the folks involved have forgotten the entire episode. Episode is the correct word, since some people do choose to live in a soap opera world, filled with drama and mucho gnashing of teeth and sniveling in general. While it may be entertaining, as in the “Real Housewives of Wherever, ” it’s just as faux and poorly scripted. Now that you have schmeissed your Inner Victim, you just can’t relate to folks who are stuck in Pity Party mode. Now that you are the new improved version of Libra, you are certain to save yourself for the big stuff. The small stuff belongs to those will small minds and big needs for hysteria…..oy.
Scorpio: Little did you think when you were jumping into your power pinstripes, that you would be stepping into a place of prominence. You have an amazing charisma, it’s a great energy that draws others to you like moths to a porch light. Now some folks, just can’t handle your ability to ferret out the truth ( and those will always be folks with deep dark secrets to hide.) While other people will simply be magnetically drawn to you, due to your need to dig deeply and get to the heart of every issue. For whatever reason the spotlight finds you t his week….You Are where the buck stops. It could be the brief but meaningful comment that you make that has people lining up behind you. Or perhaps it’s due to the fact that you do have your finger on the pulse of what needs to be accomplished that makes you a leader. Or maybe it’s the way you smile with your eyes. In any case, it’s just you being you and that guarantees that others will be following your lead. At best, it gets everyone united in action and allows you to serve as the voice of a greater good. At worst folks follow you into the bathroom.
I was once booked on a Cruise as a Tarot reader/Palmist/Whatever. It was okay, until I couldn’t be alone anywhere. When a woman shoved her hand under the partition and asked for a reading while I was in the loo, I jumped ship. Find a place to hide out every little once on a while, or you too may go over the rails.
Sagittarius: Welcome to DIY heaven. This is a cycle that will make you reach a little higher and stretch a little farther. Whatever projects you begin this week, your ability to learn while functioning will make it fun. Okay so you start with not much more than what has to be done, but after a little time on Google and a few calls to friends you will leap into action. More than likely, your new project will be an offshoot of a previous task. And this new cycle of creativity meets you out of necessity. The minute a project hits a speed bump; you will roll up your sleeves
and figure out how to get things rolling again. In truth this inventiveness will offer you not only a great sense of accomplishment when you get it completed, but it will show others how you may have been limited in your present job. It is said that you can’t get the job without the experience and you can’t get the experience without the job. This cycle of on the job training can bring you both. Most truly successful people will tell you that their direction was pretty much, some time in college followed by free float. They say that they simply journeyed their genius and went where it took them. Uranus is opening doors for you. It’s your curiosity and creative genius that will rebuild your life, and you can feel the pull already!
Capricorn: It is often the little rewards in life that mean the most. It may be the fact that you are actually allowing yourself nice little breaks every day, even when your schedule is squished. Most likely it has to do with Jupiter and Venus in a happy aspect to your Sun. Venus won’t let you settle for Thai food is you really want Pizza, and Jupiter will be the free delivery that brings your feast right to your door. There is no such thing as luck, there’s only timing, and with Jupiter in your back seat, your timing is impeccable. Yep, you will show up just minutes before the really really Big shot at work needs your help. Of course, the fact that you can get things humming along is useful as well. Granted, your business acumen can not be questioned and your “over” education for the job is amazing. However, Jupiter is here now to shine a spotlight on your abilities and that’s what makes this feel like such an opportune cycle. Okay, you may feel a wee bit queasy when others fuss over your talents, but they are most sincere, so now is the time to smile sweetly and just say thanks. Not only is your life on a nice upswing, so is your money honey. Sure it may be just a little pile of bucks, but you will make it go mighty far. Between small rewards and creature comforts, this week will help you feel better than hitting the Lotto. Face it sugar, you are a workaholic, if you did hit the Lotto, you’d probably keep your job anyway, sure you might buy the company, but chances are you’d still keep that Puritan Work ethic intact.
Aquarius: This is one of those cycles where you are primarily stuck in your head. It isn’t that you are anti social, you just need enough space to analyze where projects seem to have bogged down in the Past, so you can not only speed things up, but also break up old patterns of resistance. Just like deciding to paint a wall is guaranteed to call in company, the very fact that you need to do some soul searching will probably bring in a well intentioned friend who says, “Okay, What’s wrong ?” To which you will say ,”Nothing, I’m just working things through.” That will most likely be followed by, ” Well I know you better than that, and I am pretty sure that you are angry about something ” Geez, the only thing that makes you angry besides folks who won’t allow you breathing space, is people who have No clue trying to tell you what you feel. The best thing to do is to tell others that you need to walk your thoughts and then quickly fade to black. With Mercury in sucha tight conjunction to your Sun, you Must find new ways to clear your mind and stop your mental hamster wheel from spinning. Is there anything worse than thinking yourself awake at the end of a looong day, I think not. Of course journaling, or dream work can be most beneficial when your mind is spinning, But until you get from Aha to Woo Sah, you probably don’t want or need advice from others. Voice mail can be blessing in this soul-searching cycle.
Pisces: With Mars going retrograde in opposition to you, his cycle of patience lessons lengthens. Actually you are big on acceptance, so you will manage better at the patience part of the lesson than most people. It’s the odd energy level that makes you go Hmmmm. Whenya add to the mix the fact that Neptune your Ruling planet has now officially entered a lengthy stay in your Sun Sign and your ability to sort things out gets foggy at best. Yeah I know it’s hard to believe that a Pisces could become Pisceser, but this is after all a once in a lifetime transit, it is bound to have a profound effect on you. Luckily Neptune is in no hurry to move on, so you have ample time to work on your artistic and intuitive gifts. This intensive cycle is a bit like building a pizza shaped puzzle. Heck you can’t even get an easy start, since there are no corner pieces. And all of the pepperoni bits look the same, so this may take a while. As you sit there attempting to find the subtle differences in the puzzle pieces, all you can think of is how great a pizza would taste right about now. By the time the delivery guy knocks on the door, your puzzle is dumped back in the box, and the table is cleared for your pizza feast.
Yeah, you may find yourself sidetracked a bit, but that’s to be expected. Mars can jab atcha all he wants, you know how important it is to find your sacred space. So you can spend 8 hours a day dealing with the mundane world, 8 hours a day with your Muse and the other 8 are pretty much flex time. Life in perfect balance, how cool is that ?
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