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Get A Jump on Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Friday, Oct. 31

It’s easy to detach from our feelings today and gain some perspective on recent events. The ingenious Aquarius Moon enables us to make conceptual breakthroughs without falling victim to emotional manipulation. But things are never as simple as we wish. It’s Halloween and the veil between worlds is thin while rational Mercury anxiously aligns with mystical Neptune. We can’t decide whether to trust our intellect or to go with our intuition.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Push your thinking around the corner of convenience and into the neighborhood of excitement. Even if there isn’t a significant social component to your day, it’s essential to give yourself the time and space to dream. But this isn’t about sleeping the day away; it’s about manifesting the greatest potential in your life. Hang out with friends who encourage your growth while you explore all the possibilities within your imagination.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Step beyond your own personal needs today by jumping in and helping someone take care of a larger set of concerns. Nevertheless, you still want to discuss your long-term career objectives with like-minded friends. But be careful not to slip into denial because you might try to use global thinking to avoid the weight of the responsibilities on your shoulders. Escape isn’t an option, even if it sounds like a good idea at first. Balance your obligations with altruistic behavior for the good of all.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your nervous system is working overtime today if you’re pulled into a situation that is beyond your control. For that matter, the current circumstances might also be beyond your understanding. Don’t spin your mental wheels too hard or too fast; logic won’t beat a path to happiness now. There’s no reason to fight what you cannot change. Accept the situation for what it is and proceed from there. You will never know what adventure is waiting around the bend unless you move on.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You might feel somewhat out of sorts today if you attempt to use analytical tools to untangle a thorny issue. Unfortunately, this rational approach may not serve you very well. It should come as no surprise that the best way to deal with emotional problems is to bring them out into the open. Although a solution could remain elusive now, your attitude will improve once you know that you shared your truth and your message was clearly received.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It may be upsetting if a friend doesn’t rush to offer a helping hand today, but don’t assume the worst if the support you want isn’t forthcoming. Your needs might not be as clear to others as you think. In fact, a simple misunderstanding could escalate into a hotbed of conflict. Instead of stirring up more trouble, try to let the energy settle down. But avoiding your feelings is only a temporary solution to the current imbalance. You need to figure things out on your own for a while without expecting anyone to come to your rescue.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are usually the champion of analyzing situations and discerning what is most important. But not today. Your key planet Mercury crosses paths with nebulous Neptune, making it nearly impossible to see the forest for the trees. You might not even be able to distinguish a single tree through the mists of your own illusions. Practicing patience could be your perfect answer; the fog will lift and clarity will return before you know it.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your creativity could soar to new heights today, but you must get past your own sense of inadequacy first. Self-imposed restrictions may stem from some previous hurt or painful experience from your ancient past. The most important thing is to understand the difference between then and now. Stop listening to old messages if you want to reach your potential. Let your inner artist out to play because your self-esteem is now directly linked to your need for self-expression.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Unexpected tension arises today from your own lack of certainty about your feelings. This confusion isn’t your usual state of affairs, since you normally don’t have any problem holding a distinct point of view. However, your perspective is clouded by your own fears now. There’s no time to waste; move past your current ambivalence by sailing straight into the mists of your illusions. Direct confrontation with your inner demons is the fastest way to eliminate them.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It’s up to you to ascribe meaning to the variety of images that pop into your imagination today. The best way to work with this stream of information is to simply allow your fantasies to flow into awareness without judgment. There’s no reason to hold back; let both the positive and negative thoughts rise to the surface. You can always pick and choose which ones you want to focus on later. For now, surf the energy without making any long-lasting waves.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Memories that hearken back to long-forgotten failures, physical pains or emotional hurts could resurface today. But now your maturity enables you to see these old experiences in a brand new light. And that is exactly what you should be doing. The best reason to revisit the past now is to free yourself from it once and for all. Your future is calling and there is little time to waste.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be offered another chance to manifest a dream — or at least that’s how it seems today. The time to hesitate is through. Grab the opportunity that’s right in front of your nose; you’ve earned it. It doesn’t matter that everything isn’t exactly the way you imagined it; don’t give up when you are so close to your goal. Take a leap of faith and see what happens. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Whatever certainty you recently experienced has now disappeared into the elusive Neptunian mists. This temporary shift would overwhelm anyone else, but not so for you Fish. These dreamy realms are your native terrain and you are quite comfortable swimming in murky waters. When reality fuzzes out and facts become less clear, you shift into overdrive. Your intuition and imagination are connected with the entire cosmos — whether you can see it or not.

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The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead

The Astrology relationship to El Dia de los Muertos: The Day of the Dead

Maria DeSimoneMaria DeSimone on the topics of halloween, astrology

 

You might say I have an unusual circle of friends. I may talk to planets, but my friends? Well, they talk to spirits. It’s uncanny but true: Everyone in my close social circle happens to talk to dead people for a living. No, I’m not visiting my buddies at the local Looney Bin — I can assure you these are an extremely sane group of women. They are healers. They are psychics. They are mediums. In fact, they are the most well renowned psychic mediums of our time.

As we approach All Soul’s Day, celebrated in the Christian religion on November 2 to honor loved ones who have passed, I thought it might be interesting to discuss the Astrology of dead people … and those who communicate with them.

Halloween is believed to be the one evening of the year when the veil between the physical and spirit realm is at its thinnest. This makes it a perfect time to get insight from insight from your ancestors.  Personally, I think this is a silly notion, because if you spend enough time around mediums, you know that the dead are pretty much on call 24/7.

All Soul’s Day, on the other hand, is a Christian holiday, where we pray for and honor those who have departed the physical world. You might also hear this holiday referred to as The Day of the Dead. My Nonna (Italian for grandmother) freaked out many years ago when she discovered that I was to marry on this very day. She pleaded: “Maria, no! You can’t get married on Il Giorno dei Morti, it’s bad luck!” I didn’t listen to Nonna. Yikes! Maybe I should have … but that’s another story.

Nebulous Neptune lifts the veil

Let’s get back to this notion of a “veil” that separates the physical and non-physical world. Astrologically, the veil is ruled by Neptune. Neptune is the planet of spirituality — the misty ball that transcends boundaries and helps connect us to the divine. Neptune, Pisces and the 12th house in a birth chart are all intuitive hot spots. If you have any of these placements strong in your chart you’re probably familiar with the feeling of walking that line between psychic sensitivity and insanity.

Often, it is a fine line because the psychic impressions can be overwhelming at times. Neptunian people are open antennae, and in the charts of psychics there is usually a strong Neptunian component.  These are the people who feel your pain and suffering. These are the psychic empaths of the zodiac.

You don’t have to be a medium to be a psychic, but you do have to be a psychic to be a medium. Think about it — this does make sense. You don’t have to be a surgeon to be a doctor … but you must be a doctor first before you specialize and become a surgeon. That’s what a medium is like — a specialized surgeon in the psychic world.

In order to be a medium, you need more than a strong Neptune. You need Pluto and Uranus. You see, all of the outer planets play a role. Pluto is the heavy hitter becaues this planet, along with the sign Scorpio and the 8th house, rules the occult and, specifically, mediumship. Scorpio is said to be the most psychic sign of the zodiac because Scorpios … well, they just know. They have an ability to dig underneath the surface and straight into your soul like no other, thanks to being ruled by Pluto, the planet of depth. The planet that loves to probe into the darkness and expose the monsters. Or the spirits.

Scorpio’s sixth sense

It’s no accident that Halloween and All Soul’s Day fall each year when the Sun travels through Scorpio. Perhaps this is why Halloween has the reputation for being so spooky. Scorpio is the one sign who will look a ghost in the face, and if the ghosts are said to be all over during these days, well then, Scorpio is the one to handle it!

Mediums will have a strong Plutonian, 8th house or Scorpio signature in their chart. This helps them to sense the presence of dead people. But what about communicating with them?

I find this is often the domain of Uranus. You might think of Uranus as the planet of innovation and eccentricity. This is the planet of revolution and everything that is ahead of our time. But did you know Uranus is the “higher octave” of Mercury? If Mercury is the planet of communication and Uranus is the higher octave of communication, then it stands to reason that Uranian people are able to communicate on a more sophisticated vibrational plane than the rest of us “ordinary folk.”

Uranus rules electromagnetic waves and frequencies that the mere human can’t detect. Radio waves, planetary vibrations, angels and guides and, yes, the voice of a spirit.  Invariably, I find that mediums have a strong Uranus in their chart because this aspect helps them to communicate at that higher vibrational frequency. The mediums I know who can hear the spirits most clearly have Uranus connected to Mercury or an angle on their chart. I call it the “talking to dead people aspect.”

In any event, this year as you celebrate Halloween, All Soul’s Day or both, I hope you remember that your departed loved ones are busy in the spiritual world celebrating you and the connection that you share. Trust me; it’s a bond that will never break.

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, October 27th

We may be lured into a dreamy vision of perfection that can’t live up to reality today. Even if the visionary Sagittarius Moon brings a glimpse of the future, we might not be able to break out of our confusing spell for another day or two. Beautiful Venus creates a magical trine with imaginative Neptune, promoting fantasies yet misleading us with our own idealistic hopes. Meanwhile, an erratic Mars-Uranus alignment encourages rash behavior.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your revolutionary scheme might be just what the boss ordered today, but you still must take a chance and communicate it to others. Your plan can’t resolve the situation if your thoughts stay trapped inside your head. However, you may be fooling yourself if you think the magic will happen on its own. Unfortunately, you won’t know what you can do unless you try. Luckily, your positive attitude and persistent determination are sensible antidotes to the current stagnation.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

The boundaries between your fantasies and reality are muddled today, making it tricky to know which is which. Nevertheless, you might believe that you’re fully in touch with the truth and eagerly share your perspective with someone who will listen. Unfortunately, you’re not doing anyone a favor by raising expectations to an unrealistic level. However, your message could have a great deal of impact on others, so choose your words carefully to give someone a much-needed boost of confidence.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Capturing your brilliant ideas is an act of futility today because they come and go so quickly. You may try to get serious and put your innovative thoughts into action, but even your most ingenious plans might not be very practical now. If you decide to take a chance, don’t rush the process. A slow and deliberate approach will take you further than trying to make everything happen all at once. Collaborating with others adds an important layer of reality to your work.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You can spin fantastic stories of romance and intrigue today that actually sound like the gospel truth. Your tales can even weave a sticky web that entangles others in your dreams. Your creative streak is a pleasant distraction to you and utterly fascinating to a not-so-secret admirer. Nevertheless, you can influence reality in a positive manner if you just remember to use caution when dancing on the fine line between fact and fancy.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your obsession with solving a mystery intensifies today when it becomes obvious that someone isn’t being forthcoming. The more that’s kept hidden from you, the deeper you dig. You might even become overly possessive with someone and could have difficulty letting go of your jealousy. Putting on a dramatic display won’t necessarily produce the results that you want. Express what’s in your heart without letting your fears run away with your love.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Openly sharing your feelings today has a direct impact on your future. But don’t jump to any conclusions before you lay the groundwork. Making too many assumptions only creates trouble down the road. Your current effectiveness in communication stems from the fact that you genuinely care about others, and this sincerity comes across in your words and actions. Even if you’re only sharing facts, you can do it so pleasantly now that people stop to listen to every word you’re saying

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You have a real opportunity to experience profound emotional healing today with a member of your family. If there are things that need to be said, express your feelings kindly now without blaming anyone else for your predicament. Adopting a sensitive approach allows you to state a truth that might be hurtful at any other time. Fortunately, it’s unlikely that someone will take offense if your intentions are clear from the start. If you reveal your vulnerability first, others are likely to do the same in return.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may feel waves of contentment sweep over you now that sweet Venus is sitting pretty in your sign. But confusing Neptune is also in the picture, making it nearly impossible to tell if your comfort level is based on unattainable hopes or actual circumstances. Luckily, you’re able to quickly banish any unexpressed fears so negativity doesn’t come creeping into your day. Let your imagination wander and give your inner child permission to come out to play.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might have to put on your listening cap today if someone close to you really needs to talk. Thankfully, starting a conversation is easy since others want to tell you positive things rather than what is actually bothering them. Nevertheless, asking direct questions cuts right to the core issue. Cultivating clear communication channels gives others an opportunity to discuss a subject that truly matters.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You’re often the one who saves the day, but you won’t become a hero by trying to maintain the status quo now. You must push through your fears and take a risk by sharing your truth. You might think it’s safer to stick with the facts today, but it may be more productive to let your emotions become transparent. Although you think this personal admission shows weakness, coming clean can actually work in your favor. Speak directly from your heart if you really want to experience breakthroughs in your relationships.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You can skillfully project your most brilliant and lovable side today. You are quite personable now without much effort. However, the danger is your temptation to turn on the charm as part of your agenda to avoid the real issue at hand. If you are looking to gain power or trying to manipulate a situation, your cleverness may backfire and you might wish you didn’t say anything at all. Take the high road and channel your good fortune in a positive direction for everyone involved.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Say what you think must be said today, even if you’re afraid of how others may react. You are experiencing the intensity of the moment now that the passionate Scorpio Sun is trining surreal Neptune in your sensitive sign. Happily, you’re optimistic about the future, even with such powerful emotions swirling around in the atmosphere. Your connection to your heart inspires others to delve deeper to match your honesty and integrity.

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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for October 16th

Keep out of harm’s way in the early going when the Moon in Cancer is meandering in void mode until 3:30AM (when the lunar orb enters fiery Leo). For the next 2+ days, tune into the joys of your heart, and the innocence of being a child who looks at the world with wonder and awe. A key test comes along around the time when Vesta in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces (9:15AM). Make sure your valuables are safe and secure. Double-check that flashlights have working batteries and first-aid kits are well-stocked. Don’t put your John Hancock on investment proposals as hidden clauses or misunderstandings may negate well-intentioned business negotiations. Strive for serenity in love bonds and primary partnerships during the monthly Moon-Juno union (10:51AM). A major astro-psychic news headline relates to the Inferior Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury (energizing 24 degrees of Libra at 1:41PM). The Inferior Conjunction is an astronomical name for an Earth, Mercury retrograde, and Sun line-up in the solar system that occurs three times in a calendar year and represents a New Mercury — in the phrase expressed by the eminent astrologer-masters of the twentieth century, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones and Dane Rudhyar. Keep your mind open to receiving cosmic seed-ideas that can race through your consciousness like meteors lighting up the night sky. If you are looking for additional imaginative and intellectual power, those positive dynamics come into view when Mars forms an inspirational, 72-degree rapport with Neptune (3:43PM) followed by a Mercury-Neptune parallel (5:07PM) and a supportive, 60-degree connection from Mercury to Mars (6:50PM). Celebrate the arrival of today’s cornucopia of good vibrations by having an impromptu party with friends or family members. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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The Neptune in Pisces Peace Project

The Neptune in Pisces Peace Project

This is a lesson in understanding and forgiveness

Jeff JawerJeff Jawer on the topics of pisces, neptune, blogs, astrology

I’ve been hearing more grumbling than usual among astrologers about the tenor of these times. A continuing stream of negative news seems to correspond with their worst fears about the difficult transits of this year.

First there’s the relentlessly disruptive Uranus-Pluto square that’s a powerful symbolic representation of the breakdown of social order. Add Saturn’s presence in scary Scorpio to darken and deepen shadows of doubt and fear. Plus we recently had a conjunction of Mars and Saturn, which sent a strong signal of disaster to many of the astrologically aware. It’s understandable, even for those of us living in middle-class comfort, to read the tea leaves of current events as another step in the disintegration of our world. So what can we do about it?

You play a part

I’ve been struggling to find a helpful place in the face of the latest round of conflict in the Middle East. My higher beliefs are that all is as it’s supposed to be, and that even pain and suffering are part of a larger and more benevolent plan. Yet when confronted with contemporary demons like radical fundamentalists, land-grabbing national leaders, environment-destroying CEOs, corrupt cops and politicians, bullies, abusers, greedheads and ignorant, insensitive individuals, I’ve been stuck between my desires to forgive and to fight. Clearly, there are destructive forces that I’m naturally inclined to oppose. Ideally, all of humanity is one and it’s not my job to apply judgment and separate myself from anyone.

I felt trapped between the extremes of engagement and disengagement. To oppose or embrace, that was my question. But then, at 8:43 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, an idea arose and I found a place to be that neither ran from harsh realities nor ignored them. The thought was about Neptune in Pisces and realizing (once again) that the peace I’m seeking is within myself. That if I can come to terms with my own contradictions, neither surrendering to the lesser angels of separation nor giving in to the impotence of detachment, I could contribute to healing instead of blocking progress with blame.

The power is within you

The power to change the world lies within ourselves. There’s no position of loving understanding I can apply to murderers, rapists, and pillagers of nature until I find peace within myself. Neptune is the planet of forgiveness, and its presence in Pisces is a source of limitless compassion. The embrace of all of ourselves, including our darker sides, is where we can have the greatest impact. Each of us is minuscule in the vastness of the Universe, yet we each hold a unique position in it. The Self is the primary workplace, the environment in which our wisdom, love, and good wishes take root and grow.

The next time anger arises against a violent terrorist or greedy capitalist, turn your heart toward yourself and seek peace within. This is not the act of a pacifist refusing to engage the harsh realities of the world, it is a loving act of courage to face the demons of your own contradictions. The war you think you must fight with others is won in the battle to love yourself. This is the source of strength that can then be turned outwardly without the blindness of rage and the illusion of separation. It is the ground from which we grow, the source where we heal, become whole, and are able to offer the best of ourselves to one another.

 

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Overview of Your Weekend Love Horoscopes for Aug. – Aug.31

Weekend Love Horoscope

August 29-31: Soul connection

Maria DeSimoneMaria DeSimone on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

This weekend is filled with watery, intuitive vibes that will certainly affect your mood and your approach to love. On Friday, the Sun will oppose Neptune leaving you with a certain kind of longing. This ache has everything to do with merging with someone else — a craving for a spiritual connection. A link to something divine with someone special.

Fortunately, you’ll be in a position to feel that soul mate connection with your lover. You might get lost in each other’s eyes on Friday night, or otherwise discover you’ve been swept away in a whirlwind of enchanting, fairy tale romance. Neptune rules unconditional love, and that is exactly what you want to feel lost in when the Sun connects to Neptune.

Then, on Saturday and Sunday, the Moon will be in Scorpio, allowing you to feel the depths and heights in your relationship. You might feel more possessive, but you’ll also know that you’re capable of loving even the darkest corners of your partner. In fact, that’s what you long to love most.

 

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Your Weekend Lunar Love Horoscopes for Aug. 28 – 31

Weekend Lunar Love Horoscope

Soul Connection

By Maria DeSimone

This weekend is filled with watery, intuitive vibes that will certainly affect your mood and your approach to love. On Friday, the Sun will oppose Neptune leaving you with a certain kind of longing. This ache has everything to do with merging with someone else — a craving for a spiritual connection. A link to something divine with someone special.

Fortunately, you’ll be in a position to feel that soul mate connection with your lover. You might get lost in each other’s eyes on Friday night, or otherwise discover you’ve been swept away in a whirlwind of enchanting, fairy tale romance. Neptune rules unconditional love, and that is exactly what you want to feel lost in when the Sun connects to Neptune.

Then, on Saturday and Sunday, the Moon will be in Scorpio, allowing you to feel the depths and heights in your relationship. You might feel more possessive, but you’ll also know that you’re capable of loving even the darkest corners of your partner. In fact, that’s what you long to love most.

 

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Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Neptunalia

June 23rd

Neptunalia

The Neptunalia venerates the divine God of the sea, Neptune. Originally a freshwater God, Neptune acquired his maritime status when he was identified with the Greek Poseidon. At Rome, there was a temple dedicated to Neptune in the circus Flaminius within the Campus Martius where his festivals were held on July 23 and December 1.

Neptune was one of only three Gods to whom a bull might be sacrificed (the others were Mars and Apollo). According to legend, he had a wife whose name was Salacia, Goddess of the salty sea and inland guardian of springs. It is believed that the Goddess Sulis, who is still worshiped at the sacred hot springs at Bath, may have been an aspect of Salacia.

Mighty Neptune, may it please,

Thee, the Rector of the Seas.

That my Barque may safely runne,

Through thy watrie-region;

And A Tunnie-fish shall be,

Offer’d up, with thanks to thee.

-Robert Herrick, “To Neptune, Hesperides” (1648)

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