3 Astro Highlights of the Week: July 6, 2020 to July 12, 2020

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Hi, I hope this finds you well and in good health. Congratulations! You have survived elcipse season. Now you may continue your regularly scheduled program until November 29, 2020, when we will have another eclipse.  In the meantime, breathe and relax!

Now let’s start with the 3 Astro Highlights of the week from of July 6, 2020  to July 12, 2020.

First Astro Highlight.

Aquarius Quote

The first Astro Highlight of the week is on Monday, July 6, 2020, when the moon enter Aquarius. When the moon is in Aquarius, we tend to favor the intellectual over the emotional. We want to be intellectually stimulated especially in the areas of innovation, technology, and humanity.  It is a great day to socialize online, or support a charity. It’s not a good day spend time alone doing the same routine.

Second Astro Highlight.

The second Astro Highlight is on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, when Mercury retrograde in Cance sextile Uranus in Taurus. This transit brings exciting news and conversations among people.  Daily routines may take an unexpected turn or a sudden change. Also, you have flashes of insight almost like intuition or psychic like ability or dreams bring new and different solutions to problems. It’s a good time to explore new and creative ideas.

Third Astro Highlight.

The third Astro Highlight is on Sunday, July 12, 2020, when Mercury goes direct in Cancer. When Mercury goes direct, it’s like waking up from a dream. Finally! No more challenges, mix up or delays in the areas of information, communication,  technology, and travel. No more delays. But wait! Not so fast.  We are still in the retrograde shadow peiod, which means we have another fourteen (14) days to properly have things go back to normal. The energy is less challenging at this time.  I would still check and re-check dates, appointments, travel times, text messages, and emails. Also, I would wait until July 26 to buy new appliances and electronics.

I hope this information is helpful and useful. Have an excellent week!


3 Astro Highlights of the Week: June 29, 2020 – July 5, 2020

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Hi, I hope this finds you well and in good health!

Before starting on the 3 Astro Highlights of the Week, I would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Birthday to USA, which is celebrating a birthday on July 4, 2020.

USA Solar Return.

USA Solar Return

The solar return chart of the United States show that we will have a year concentrated on taxes, sex and sex abuse, financial support, insurance, the occult, aliens, and secrets coming to light. As to the job market, there will be unexpected changes with more technology usage. Maybe jobs will feel less of servitude and more of providing good quality service.

The healthcare system will go through a radical change as well. Lastly, we will all be driven to work hard and reach success. It will be a year filled with a lot of twists and turns with a little bit of surprises.

3 Astro Highlights.

Now let’s start with the 3 Astro Highlights of the week starting from June 29, 2020 to July 5, 2020.

First Astro Highlight.

Jupiter conjunct Pluto

The first Astro Highlight of the week is on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, when Jupiter in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricor for a second time. The third time these two (2) planets meet again will be on November 12, 2020. Please note that both planets are retrograde. We may see more talks about government aid, revisiting stay home orders, and certain businesses closing again since the virus on the rise. The key to all of this is to transform the negative into positive in this new world. We are invited to transform and grow a new vision that works for all of us during these uncertain times. We must strengthen our faith and know that fear is only an illusion.

Second Astro Highlight.

Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn

The second Astro Highlight is on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, when Saturn retrogrades back into Capricorn. This is a reminder that we still have some unfinished business having to do with structure, responsibility, displicine, and karma. We have to reevaluate our commitments and see what we wish to invest our time in.

Third Astro Highlight.

Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn

The third Astro Highlight of the week is on Sunday, July 5, 2020. We have a full moon, lunar eclipse at 13 degrees of Capricorn. This lunar eclipse opposes Mercury retrograde and trines Uranus in Taurus. This opposition with Mercury retrograde indicates that communication is important but it may be distorted and unclear making it difficult to resolve issues.

The lunar eclipse trines Uranus in Taurus bring sudden confirmation of emotions. You are able to express emotions without getting upset. It may be an opportunity to recognize your feelings for a bad situation and be able to heal and move on. Sudden insight of oneself can lead to self awareness.

Lastly, this is not a good time to do intentions, moonwater, rituals, etc. since the energy is strong, forceful, and conflicting. Also, this energy can last up to 6 months.

I hope this information is helpful and useful. Have an excellent week!


3 Astro Highlights of the week: June 22 – June 28

Astro Podcast – 3 Astro Highlights of the week: June 22 – June 28

Hi! I hope you are well and healthy. Here are the 3 Astro Highlights of the week from of June 22 to June 28.

First Astro Highlight.

Neptune Retrograde in Pisces

The first Astro Highlight of the week is on Monday, June 22, when the Neptune retrograde in Pisces at 20°57′ until November 28, 2020, at 18°09′ of Pisces, making this the 6th planet in retrograde. Neptune rules self-sacrifice, victimization, false accusation, scandal, and slander. Neptune retrograde makes us see the truth of our reality and is often quite painful, especially if you have used drugs, alcohol, gambling, or porn to escape.

When Neptune retrogrades, the veil of illusions and fantasies come down and we are forced to face our fears and anxieties. The further you are from your truth, the bigger the shock. Neptune retrograde can show the source of the pain from which you seek to escape. You may then feel humiliated, betrayed, scared, anxious, or guilty. Neptune retrograde is the ideal time for spiritual self-development. Tools that are helpful during this period are: self-help books, counseling meditation, Yoga, Tarot, astrology, swimming, and a healthy diet.

Second Astro Highlight.

The second Astro Highlight is on Thursday, June 25, 2020,  when Venus goes direct at 5 degress of Gemini. Problems with love and money may become unfrozen. We move out of miscommunications to communicating in a clear and concise matter. In 2 weeks, you may resume your beauty regimes and buying clothes and luxury items.

Third Astro Highlight.

Mars in Aries

The third Astro Highlight of the week is on Sunday, June 28, when Mars enters Aries. Mars, the planet of energy and drive, has come home to the sign it rules, Aries. Mars will remain in Aries until January 2021. The next 6 months will be filled with action and stimulation. You will have a lot of desire and passion to initiative in your love life, passion projects, and other areas of your life. For example, if Mars in Aries is transiting your 5th house, you want to express yourself creatively, start a new romanace or go on dates, if single. If attached,  insert more more passion into your relationship.

Mars in Aries is about the desire to take physical chances, high energy drive, being brave and bold, thriving on obstacles and challenges and quick to take the initiative. However, weaknesses seen in Mars in Aries are aggressive, bad-tempered, headstrong, can’t take orders; rash and impetuous; careless and accident-prone; prone to premature burn-out; can’t finish things, and overly competitive. The area of your life described by the house or houses Aries occupies is where you can take action in:

  • fight for yourself or someone else
  • pursue a passion project/hobby
  • launch your project/job search/exercise regime

For example, if you have Aries in the first house of your natal chart, you can now take action into a good work out routine to improve your physical body and health.

I hope this information is helpful and useful. Have an excellent week!


3 Astro Highlights: June 15, 2020 to June 21, 2020

Hi! I hope you are well and healthy. Here are the 3 Astro Highlights of the week from of June 15, 2020, to June 21, 2020.

First Astro Highlight.

Aries Moon Quote
Aries Moon

The first Astro Highlight of the week is on Monday, June 15, 2020, when the moon is in Aries. Aries is the leader of the pack and is always the first in line to get things going. Aries is the initiator.

It is a good day to start a new project, play sports or exercise, and for solving problems. Dental visits are not recommended on this day.

Second Astro Highlight.

Mercury Retrograde

The second Astro Highlight is on June 18, 2020, when Mercury starts retrograding in Cancer, making it the fifth planet retrograding. But don’t panic. We have survive the pandemic, murder hornets, and other things so we most certainly can survive 5 planets retrograding. The retrogrades are all about reviewing and changing the obsolete. 

But the way to use this energy for your benefit is by: reviewing, reconnecting, realigning, reorganize, and refocus on the areas of life that need your attention. More on Mercury Retrograde, what to do during Mercury Retrograde, and what not to do during Mercury Retrograde, on the blog.

Third Astro Highlight.

Solar Eclipse in Cancer

The third Astro Highlight of the week is on June 21, 2020, when there is a New Moon in Cancer, solar eclipse at 0 degrees.  A solar eclipse is just like a regular new moon. However, a solar eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. This is the great time to make a fresh start. Search for new and inventive ways to make progress in your behaviors and habits. 

Also, this eclipse comes with Saturn which means it comes with a lot of responsibilities versus family life. Other areas that are brought to light are: emotional security, home, mother, wounds, and roots. This is not a good time to do intentions and rituals since the energy is strong, forceful, and conflicting. Also, this energy can last up to 6 months.

I hope this information is helpful and useful. Have an excellent week!


Jennifer Lopez’s Fabulous 50

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Happy Birthday Jennifer Lopez “Jlo”! Since today is her birthday, I will be talking about some of her solar return aspects for this year. However, I can only examine some aspects because I don’t have a time of birth.

Jennifer Lopez’s Natal Chart – Time is Unknown

I know JLo will spend her birthday in Miami, Florida since she has a concert here in Miami tomorrow, July 25, 2019 and was in Orlando yesterday, July 23, 2019. I have reviewed some themes and issues that she will encounter starting from this birthday until her birthday of next year. 

What is a Solar Return Chart? 

A Solar Return Chart is an astrological chart calculated from the moment when the Sun returns to its exact position at the time of birth. This Chart examines the themes and issues that will emerge during your solar year, which runs from the present birthday to following birthday.

Jennifer Lopez Solar Return

Solar Return Aspects.

1. Sun Conjunct Mercury Retrograde: She will have moments in which she will be able to understand situations better because she will internalize the information first and then speaks on the matter. Communication will be important to her and she will stay up to date with friends and family. Of course there will be constant travels. However, she will need to confirm and re-confirm that her travel itineraries are correct and accurate.

Also, if she were to make big purchases, I recommend that she review, revise, and re-check everything because she may have buyer’s remorse or the purchased items such as house, car, technology, etc. will not work in her favor. 

2. Sun square Uranus: She will find ways to break up the routines by doing something unexpected or out of character. She will need to be patient in times of stress. Such times of having unexpected reactions may cause upheavals in her relationships especially with men. There may be a breakup if she doesn’t allow things to change or make the necessary and appropriate changes and remain flexible. The aspect produces unexpected changes. 

3. Sun opposes Pluto: She will have moments where she will be confronted by powerful people or situations that will test her limits. These situations and people will transform and change her. She will need to learn not to be reactive.

These types of situations will show up when there is power applied over her or when she applies dominance over a person or situation. Again, she needs to remember to be flexible when dealing with these situations and people. As a result of these powerful events, it will cause her to change her environment. 

4. Sun conjunct Venus. This is a lovely aspect because it’s about enjoying life with friends and family. If she wants to improve her look (and not that she needs to because she looks amazing) this would be a great year to do so. On the downside, she needs to be careful to not overspend. 

5. Venus opposes Pluto: Control and manipulation can cause her to be jealous. She needs to understand that having control and power is only an illusion. She needs to master her reactions when the controlling issues arise. These controlling issues can affect her love life which can lead to feelings of obsession and jealousy. 

Jennifer Lopez’s Quote

If I had a time of birth for JLo then I would know exactly in which houses the above aspects would play out this year. Please note that having the time of birth is extremely crucial when interpreting any astrological chart to give an accurate reading. At this time, I will have to wait and see how this year plays out for her. I wish her a fantastic birthday and many more. 


Mercury in Gatorade

WHAT? Gatorade? No! It’s in R-E-T-R-O-G-R-A-D-E. People, let’s not freak out. It’s not the end of the world even if we already have other planets retrograding. Yes, this is a time for a lot of miscommunications, misunderstandings, disruption in technology, and confusion. There may be some cheating and stealing involved during this period, as well. But still, it’s really not that bad at all. This is a time to reflect and make better choices.

Mercury

I’ve already had friends and clients reach out to me to ask “What does Mercury Retrograde mean?” and “How is this going to affect me?” and my response is: This isn’t a time to worry about just Mercury Retrograde, instead what they should really do is look at ALL the aspects in their life and do away with things, situations, and/or people who no longer meet their values or hold a true meaning in their lives. It is really ok to leave friendships, relationships, etc. that are toxic because we all come into this world to learn and evolve. 

And if you really want to see where Mercury retrograde will affect you, look at your chart and see which house the transiting Mercury Retrograde is in. The house in your natal astrology chart will give you an indication as to where all the disruption will be. Continue reading to see how Mercury Retrograde affects each house.

The Retrograde symbol inside Mercury Symbol.
Mercury Retrograde

What does Mercury Retrograde mean?

The planet Mercury rules communication, electronics, travel, contracts, and automobiles, and thieves. Mercury goes retrograde about three (3) times a year. It is said that Mercury moves in an opposite direction to planet Earth, so it gives the illusion that Mercury is moving backwards or moving in retrograde. But in reality, Mercury is just moving slower than Earth.

Honestly, Mercury in retrograde is really not a bad thing because it is an opportunity to take a pause in life and re-look at what’s going on in life to be able to review and make better choices and decisions. Yes, there are moments of confusion but it’s at those times that you need to step up and ask for clarification. At this time, you want to focus on doing the following:

  • review
  • reassess
  • re-think
  • reevaluate
  • renovate
  • renew
  • redo
  • reflect
  • realign
  • re-check
  • relearning
  • revisit
  • reconnect
  • reorganize
  • refine
  • refocus
  • release
Szimpla Phonebooth

Mercury Retrograde through the Houses.

If you know where you Mercury is in your natal chart, then you will be able to see where you will be affected. Below is my interpretation of Mercury Retrograde in the 12 houses.

Mercury Retrograde in the 1st house: Relearning and getting to know yourself again.

Mercury Retrograde in the 2nd house: Re-evaluate and reassess your values and finances.

Mercury Retrograde in the 3rd house: Relearn a language and refine your skills. Possible breakdowns in automobiles. Get your cars checked.

Mercury Retrograde in the 4th house: Reorganize your home. Re-check your alarm systems to avoid break-ins.

Mercury Retrograde in the 5th house: Reconnecting with ex-lovers whether you want to or not. Reconnect with a passion or hobby that was long forgotten.

Mercury Retrograde in the 6th house: Redo your routines and diets.

Mercury Retrograde in the 7th house: Re-evaluate your relationships with partners. A breakdown in communication can led to a breakup.

Mercury Retrograde in the 8th house: Redefine your definition of death. Possibly a time for rebirth of yourself and spirituality.

Mercury Retrograde in the 9th house: Re-check all of your flight information. Possibility of missing flights. Also, re-think how you can expand your higher consciousness.

Mercury Retrograde in the 10th house: Refocus your career goals and status.

Mercury Retrograde in the 11h house: Reconnect with friends. Revive old dreams.

Mercury Retrograde in the 12th house: Review all your fears and release it from your life, including your Karma.

All the craziness of tardiness, break downs, and miscommunications will be over once Mercury is done retrograding. In the meantime, hang in there and don’t rush to make quick decisions.