Daily Horoscopes for November 3rd

There is nothing casual about our communication today because we want to be taken seriously. We may feel as if time is quickly running out and we’re backed up against a wall. However, the intense Scorpio New Moon at 7:49 a.m. EST is a Solar Eclipse that marks a turning point in an ongoing process. Whether we’re letting go of a previous attachment or firing up a new passion, it’s time to move ahead with a renewed sense of direction and purpose.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Following through with your big ideas is difficult now because it seems like people say one thing yet mean something else. But it’s also about what you share with others today, too. A Solar Eclipse activates your 8th House of Intimacy, stirring your passions and intensifying your emotions. Nevertheless, it’s a luxury if you actually get to speak them out loud. Your feelings may not easily integrate into your life, so you must make a conscious choice regarding what is critical enough to reveal at this time.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your relationships are probably more complicated than you prefer now. Today’s Scorpio New Moon Eclipse falls in your 7th House of Others, adding boundary issues to your current struggles. You might strive for simplicity because you are happier when all is secure and stable. Paradoxically, in the spirit of getting back to basics, you could be willing to make your life even more complex for a short while. Keeping your goals in mind ensures that you continue to move along on your path

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Make simple adjustments to your daily routine today — ones that won’t turn your life upside down. But even the most subtle modifications can set into motion a series of profound consequences with the Scorpio Solar Eclipse rattling your 6th House of Self-Improvement. The potential to change direction is strong, so choose your actions wisely. However, being overly insistent could overwhelms others, causing your plans to backfire. Gentle persistence is much more effective now than one dramatic gesture.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You may feel as if your life has come to a standstill, but in truth it has not. In contrast, you’re on the verge of something big. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about starting a creative project or initiating action on the romantic front. With today’s New Moon Eclipse joining restrictive Saturn in your 5th House of Self-Expression, whatever it is won’t happen overnight, so be patient with yourself and others a little while longer. It’s always darkest right before the dawn.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your inner world of emotions may be at odds with your outer world of actions. You would like to withhold your feelings and smile now, but you might not be able to get away with it. Acknowledge your inner process while the Solar Eclipse is intensifying your 4th House of Security. Thankfully, you can change the rules of the game; instead of choosing emotions or logic, seek a position that honors both realms. Maintain your connection with your heart while making decisions with your rational mind.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It is time to put your plans into action because this New Moon Eclipse shakes up your 3rd House of Immediate Environment. Use the powerful energy to get your ideas out into the open, whether verbally or written. There may not be a better time to take initiative on an important project. Nevertheless, it might be nearly impossible to follow through on everything you start today. Ride the waves of change with a healthy sense of humor, for the intense energy won’t last too long.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are not saying everything you know today, but whatever secrets you keep to yourself may actually be more important than what you share. It’s critical to increase your awareness by realizing your own core values, including the obvious issues of money, love and power. Today’s Scorpio New Moon Eclipse falls in your 2nd House of Personal Resources, possibly making you feel less confident about your financial issues. Pushing through your resistance is not about denying real concerns; it’s about facing them head-on.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You can do nearly anything now if you set your mind to it as today’s New Moon Eclipse empowers your emotionally intense sign. It’s as if you are carrying a secret vial of superpowers, but you must use the potion carefully or you’ll create more problems than you solve. There’s nothing wrong with trying to save the world, but acknowledging your limits today can save you from disappointment tomorrow.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might miss an opportunity to make a meaningful connection with someone close to you in your desire to demonstrate your competence to the world. You seem to be emotionally present and living in the moment, but no one really knows for sure as today’s Scorpio Solar Eclipse occurs in your 12th House of Secrets. Deep soul-searching might reveal that you are not yet ready to share your vulnerability with anyone else. Don’t push it; you will know when the time is right.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Shine your awareness onto the outer world now, as you are quite skillful engaging in the social scenes unfolding around you. But your ideas may be more fixed than anyone realizes, and you really don’t want to change your plans with the Scorpio New Moon Eclipse landing in your 11th House of Goals. You can engage others with calculated precision as if you are playing a game of chess. Trust your intuition; you know exactly what moves to make. Keep your eyes on your goals; your single-mindedness might just bring you the treasures you seek.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your career goals are more important than anything else now that the Scorpio Solar Eclipse emphasizes your 10th House of Public Responsibility. Your ability to control your emotions can create a magnetism that could have people eating out of your hand. But this isn’t about manipulating anyone else. Instead, it’s about using your powers of persuasion carefully so others will line up to be on your team. Integrate your altruistic intentions with decisive action for the best results.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Successfully planning for your future requires that you have a good map showing the lay of the land. But sometimes it’s quite challenging for you Fish to get your bearings, especially now that the mysterious Scorpio New Moon is being eclipsed in your 9th House of Journeys. Nevertheless, you should land safely at your desired destination just in time, as long as you continue to visualize your arrival. Take an extra step and make an itinerary for the months ahead so you can stay on track as you move toward fulfilling your dreams.

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Lunar Eclipses and Solar Eclipses

Lunar Eclipses and Solar Eclipses

What’s the difference between a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse?

Tarotcom Staff Tarotcom Staff on the topics of solar eclipse, new moon, lunar eclipse, full moon, astrology

Eclipses are pretty major events, especially in Astrology, but that doesn’t mean everyone understands the difference between a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse — not to mention how they affect your life.

A Personal Moon report can help explain just how much the Moon affects your emotions. But in terms of eclipses, let’s start with the basics: A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, and a Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun.

Full Moon vs. the New Moon

With a Solar Eclipse, which can only happen at the New Moon, the shadow of the Moon is cast on the Earth and fully or partially blocks the Sun. Sometimes you can see a “ring of fire” glowing around the Solar Eclipse, but when there is a Total Eclipse of the Sun, the sky can grow dark in the middle of the day.

In Astrology, the darkness associated with a Solar Eclipse also casts a shadow on our innermost selves — it’s a time when we are reminded to turn inward, tap into our emotions and reconnect with the past. Solar Eclipses are about taking care of unfinished personal business before you can move on to new projects.

With a Lunar Eclipse, which can only occur at a Full Moon, the shadow of the Earth is cast on the Moon. This happens when the Moon passes behind the Earth and the Earth blocks the Sun’s rays, so it can only happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are very closely aligned.

Lunation’s to spur personal growth

It’s much more common to view a Lunar Eclipse because they last longer (hours as opposed to minutes) and they can be seen from anywhere on Earth where you can see the Moon. During a Lunar Eclipse the sky will be very dark, but the Moon will appear Full and luminous, with a soft orange or pinkish hue.

Just like its softer visual appearance, the Lunar Eclipse has a softer astrological effect on our emotions, too. A Lunar Eclipse is a bit less intense, as it helps you to question less and feel more ready to let go of the past, shed old fears and habits, and finally feel light enough to move forward.

To dig deeper into the meaning of each Solar Eclipse or Lunar Eclipse, you’ll want to know in which sign each is taking place, as that will affect the overall forecast. But generally speaking, both Solar and Lunar Eclipses are special lunation’s that spur personal growth.

Your Weekend Love Horoscopes for Oct. 18th – 20th

Weekend Love Horoscopes

October 18-20: Identity Crisis

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

This weekend it’s all about the Lunar Eclipse in Aries. On Friday, this Eclipse will crash into your world and force you to confront the all-important theme of “Me versus We.”

You may feel emotionally out of sorts with this Eclipse if you’re not in touch with who you really are. When it comes to love, if you’ve been hiding in a relationship that really doesn’t fit with your deeper self you can expect the covers to come off now.

Alternatively, if you’ve been going out of your way to maintain independence at the cost of relationship, you might feel as if something important is missing. Are you ready to let love in? Or are you still worried that it’ll cost you yourself?

On Saturday, the Moon enters Taurus and throughout Sunday sensual comforts will help take the sting out of this emotionally-charged dilemma. Mars will oppose Neptune on Saturday, helping you to lose yourself in a sexual fantasy. Or fulfilling one.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries Horoscopes

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries Horoscopes

Discover the energies at play for your sign during this fiery Full Moon…

Jeff Jawer   Jeff Jawer on the topics of lunar eclipse, horoscopes, full moon, eclipse, astrology, aries

This opposition of the independent Aries Moon and the accommodating Libra Sun on October 18, 2013, at 7:38 p.m. EDT, is a contrast between self-interest and putting others first. But it’s also a Lunar Eclipse that reminds us to let go of habits that keep us isolated from others. Going it alone is often commendable as a signal of individuality and strength, yet the message here is that while engaging with others adds complexity to our lives, there’s much more to be gained than lost.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

This Full Moon in your fiery sign is a Lunar Eclipse that signals the need to take a step back, breathe deeply and turn down the heat of your emotions. Passion is a wonderful thing but pushing too hard and too fast is more likely to produce panic than progress. The counsel and support of an objective individual can help you to let go of an old habit that’s keeping you from heading in an exciting new direction.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

This impulsive Aries Full Moon lands in your 12th House of Secrets to arouse feelings of restlessness and rebellion. You may be in the mood to break some rules, which is both exciting and risky. If you’re going to ride this wave of boldness, do something original and creative that makes you feel stronger. Taking chances in a positive direction will produce less trouble and be more rewarding than being angry.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The impatient Aries Full Moon eclipse could shake relationships with friends and colleagues. It lands in your 11th House of Groups where pressures could rise within organizations and among teammates. If you’re battling over an old issue, it’s time to change the playing field so that these habitual irritations finally end. Breaking patterns and, perhaps, ending alliances may be the way to do it.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Professional matters could take a sudden turn with this fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 10th House of Career. If you’ve pushed too hard or are burdened by new responsibilities, you may need to seek support in meeting them. Slowing down, changing directions and getting help from others will reduce stress. If you’re initiating a bold business move, making adjustments could be your key to success.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Plans for travel could shift with this Full Moon eclipse in your 9th House of Faraway Places. Careful preparation is a good way to avoid complications. This part of your chart is also about learning and beliefs, so you might have to adjust your educational plans to reach your long-term goals. Going faster at this time could simply take you further off course, so slow down and think twice before making a major decision.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse lands in your 8th House of Deep Sharing where it can shake up a key personal or professional relationship. Don’t let overhyped enthusiasm lead to impulsive behavior because the outcome may be very far from your expectations. Reaching out and making connections is fine as long as you keep a flexible attitude that allows you to make adjustments or back out if it’s not working.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Keeping the peace in partnerships might not be easy with this fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 7th House of Relationships. It could be that you’re getting bored with a personal or professional alliance that’s just not going anywhere. It’s worth standing and fighting, though, if you can find a fresh perspective on the situation. If not, it might be time to cut your losses and seek alliances with more amenable people.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Your work life could be altered with this restless Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 6th House of Employment. Pushing harder to get new projects off the ground may not get them going any faster. It’s smarter to develop your skills and refine systems to make them more efficient than to race ahead without building a solid foundation. Brilliant ideas may arise in an instant but turning them into reality takes time.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your desire to play and take risks tends to increase with this fiery Aries Full Moon in your 5th House of Romance and Self-Expression. But this Sun-Moon opposition is also a Lunar Eclipse, which can turn what sounds like a fun idea into one you’d rather avoid. The point is to be a little less impulsive in your pursuit of pleasure and in your professional presentations. Be sure to lay a solid foundation before taking a leap.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Domestic issues could heat up with this fiery Aries Full Moon in your 4th House of Home and Family. This event is also a Lunar Eclipse that’s more about cleaning up the past than pushing forward with new projects and plans. Dealing with unfinished personal business requires a fresh approach to be successful. Persistence may be one of your strengths, but innovation and adaptability will be more useful to you now.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Brilliant ideas could be popping with the innovative Aries Full Moon in your 3rd House of Information. Enthusiastic conversations might assure you that you’re on the right track. However, this event is also a Lunar Eclipse in the communications area of your chart that could lead to sudden changes of mind. Double check data and agreements with others to make sure that what’s been said before still holds true.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Money matters could change suddenly with this Aries Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your 2nd House of Assets. This is not the ideal time to make some fast cash so be leery about any get rich quick schemes. On the plus side, this is an opportunity to clean up unfinished financial issues like reducing debt or other economic obligations. Going leaner in spending now will provide you with more resources when you need them later.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries Horoscopes (Oct. 18th)

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries Horoscopes

Discover the energies at play for your sign during this fiery Full Moon…

Jeff Jawer    Jeff Jawer on the topics of lunar eclipse, horoscopes, full moon, eclipse, astrology, aries

This opposition of the independent Aries Moon and the accommodating Libra Sun on October 18, 2013, at 7:38 p.m. EDT, is a contrast between self-interest and putting others first. But it’s also a Lunar Eclipse that reminds us to let go of habits that keep us isolated from others. Going it alone is often commendable as a signal of individuality and strength, yet the message here is that while engaging with others adds complexity to our lives, there’s much more to be gained than lost.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

This Full Moon in your fiery sign is a Lunar Eclipse that signals the need to take a step back, breathe deeply and turn down the heat of your emotions. Passion is a wonderful thing but pushing too hard and too fast is more likely to produce panic than progress. The counsel and support of an objective individual can help you to let go of an old habit that’s keeping you from heading in an exciting new direction.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

This impulsive Aries Full Moon lands in your 12th House of Secrets to arouse feelings of restlessness and rebellion. You may be in the mood to break some rules, which is both exciting and risky. If you’re going to ride this wave of boldness, do something original and creative that makes you feel stronger. Taking chances in a positive direction will produce less trouble and be more rewarding than being angry.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The impatient Aries Full Moon eclipse could shake relationships with friends and colleagues. It lands in your 11th House of Groups where pressures could rise within organizations and among teammates. If you’re battling over an old issue, it’s time to change the playing field so that these habitual irritations finally end. Breaking patterns and, perhaps, ending alliances may be the way to do it.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Professional matters could take a sudden turn with this fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 10th House of Career. If you’ve pushed too hard or are burdened by new responsibilities, you may need to seek support in meeting them. Slowing down, changing directions and getting help from others will reduce stress. If you’re initiating a bold business move, making adjustments could be your key to success.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Plans for travel could shift with this Full Moon eclipse in your 9th House of Faraway Places. Careful preparation is a good way to avoid complications. This part of your chart is also about learning and beliefs, so you might have to adjust your educational plans to reach your long-term goals. Going faster at this time could simply take you further off course, so slow down and think twice before making a major decision.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse lands in your 8th House of Deep Sharing where it can shake up a key personal or professional relationship. Don’t let overhyped enthusiasm lead to impulsive behavior because the outcome may be very far from your expectations. Reaching out and making connections is fine as long as you keep a flexible attitude that allows you to make adjustments or back out if it’s not working.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Keeping the peace in partnerships might not be easy with this fiery Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 7th House of Relationships. It could be that you’re getting bored with a personal or professional alliance that’s just not going anywhere. It’s worth standing and fighting, though, if you can find a fresh perspective on the situation. If not, it might be time to cut your losses and seek alliances with more amenable people.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Your work life could be altered with this restless Aries Full Moon eclipse in your 6th House of Employment. Pushing harder to get new projects off the ground may not get them going any faster. It’s smarter to develop your skills and refine systems to make them more efficient than to race ahead without building a solid foundation. Brilliant ideas may arise in an instant but turning them into reality takes time.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your desire to play and take risks tends to increase with this fiery Aries Full Moon in your 5th House of Romance and Self-Expression. But this Sun-Moon opposition is also a Lunar Eclipse, which can turn what sounds like a fun idea into one you’d rather avoid. The point is to be a little less impulsive in your pursuit of pleasure and in your professional presentations. Be sure to lay a solid foundation before taking a leap.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Domestic issues could heat up with this fiery Aries Full Moon in your 4th House of Home and Family. This event is also a Lunar Eclipse that’s more about cleaning up the past than pushing forward with new projects and plans. Dealing with unfinished personal business requires a fresh approach to be successful. Persistence may be one of your strengths, but innovation and adaptability will be more useful to you now.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Brilliant ideas could be popping with the innovative Aries Full Moon in your 3rd House of Information. Enthusiastic conversations might assure you that you’re on the right track. However, this event is also a Lunar Eclipse in the communications area of your chart that could lead to sudden changes of mind. Double check data and agreements with others to make sure that what’s been said before still holds true.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Money matters could change suddenly with this Aries Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your 2nd House of Assets. This is not the ideal time to make some fast cash so be leery about any get rich quick schemes. On the plus side, this is an opportunity to clean up unfinished financial issues like reducing debt or other economic obligations. Going leaner in spending now will provide you with more resources when you need them later.

A Look Ahead – Spring Love Horoscopes 2013

Spring Love Horoscopes 2013

As the Sun start to shine, so will your love life!

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

Looking for love? Now that the Sun is out again after a long, dreary winter it’s time to open your heart and see what the stars have in store for your romantic life. This spring we’ll have plenty of cosmic cooperation to help you out. Venus and Mars — the planets of love and desire — will move along the zodiac at a pace that offers plenty of opportunity for your heart to soar. It’s also Eclipse season! For some signs, that means life altering changes in the romance department. So go ahead, read all about your sign’s spring love forecast. It’s time to smile because the Sun is out and love is in the air!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your sign kicks off the Spring Equinox which automatically makes you extra favored in all things now — especially love!  Not only are you feeling more confident and vibrant, you can be sure that there will be plenty of romantic opportunities in store as spring opens up. From March 21-April 14 you’re simply gorgeous! Venus will grace your sign during these weeks offering you plenty of seductive glow. In addition, Mars will be in your sign until April 20 adding even more sex appeal. Your powers of attraction will be off the charts during these weeks!

Be sure to schedule a fun filled weekend on April 5-7 because whether you’re single or attached, the sizzling conjunction of Venus to Mars will leave you breathless. If you’re married, there might be a glitch in your relationship to work out during the nasty Full Moon in Libra on March 27. If you run into problems at this time but want to salvage the relationship, be sure to schedule a couples retreat the weekend of April 5-7. The make-up sex alone will heal you both!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus, you’re the sign responsible for sustaining the beauty spring contains. This year, you’ll be happy to know that when the flowers around you begin to bloom, so will your best romantic potential! Venus, your ruling planet of love, will enter your sign on April 15-May 9 and during this time your sensual charms will be off the charts! In addition to this, Mars, the planet of desire, will be in your sign from April 20-May 31. Although these two planets will play “hard to get” with each other, and never form an exact conjunction in the sky, you will certainly benefit from the mouthwatering love bites they’ll offer. If you’re attached however, there may be a few bumps in the relationship department this spring. On April 22 Venus will oppose Saturn, the planet of restriction and limits which is now in your 7th House of Committed Partnership.

There might be a test in your marriage — particularly if you aren’t feeling appreciated and adored from your mate. A Lunar Eclipse in your 7th house on April 25 will pick up on this theme. If there’s a weak link in your relationship, this Eclipse may prompt a break. If this happens try not to fret … a gorgeous Solar Eclipse in your sign on May 9 spells new beginnings everywhere!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Although your sign is in its glory at the tail end of spring, this certainly doesn’t mean you’ll feel left out of the spring love club this year. In fact, in some ways the universe may have saved the best for last! First however, you’ll need to get through an icky Full Moon in Libra on March 27. If you’re single then it might be a time you feel sorry for yourself more than usual about your single status. If you’re dating someone, this lunation will present a tough blow to your love fest. A break is possible — especially if issues of trust and personal space crop up. Not to worry though, because the planets are sure to align in your favor by late spring. In fact, on May 9 and until June 2, Venus will be in your sign giving you the “fairest one of all” award. Also, from May 31-June 13 Mars will be in your sign as well — giving you all the ambition you need to pursue who you desire. On May 28 Venus and Jupiter embrace in your sign and you know what that means? Yummylicious romance! If you’re married or in a serious relationship, then you can expect a turning point at the Lunar Eclipse on May 25. This Eclipse will fall in your 7th House of Committed Partnerships and if you’ve been blinded by love it’s possible that now, your blind spot will be exposed. On the other hand, if you know that by now you’re living a real life romantic fairytale, then it’s possible you and your mate will deepen your commitment.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Although Saturn, the planet of tests and limitation, is now fully entrenched in your 5th House of True Love, don’t automatically think that your spring is doomed to a dry spell. Instead, think of this as spring training for your heart. Admittedly, March 22 might be a difficult day to navigate since Venus will oppose Saturn. A friend may show marked disapproval for someone you’ve got your sights on. In the end, you’ll need to make the call and be true to yourself. But first, take your friend’s point into consideration … is this person really good enough for you?

A Lunar Eclipse on March 25 in your 5th house might force you to take pause and give serious consideration in matters of the heart. You don’t just want to give your love away; you want it to be earned by someone who deserves it. From June 2-26 you’ll have plenty of magnetism thanks to Venus touring your sign. Love potential will be stimulated on June 7 when Venus forms a friendly link to Saturn in your 5th house. This will be your weekend to take a chance on love!

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Although romance might not by your primary focus this spring, you’ll have your fair share of action in the love department. The main event for you, by far, will be the Lunar Eclipse on May 25. This Eclipse will fall in your 5th House of True Love and you can expect illumination when it comes to your feelings for someone special. There’s a heavy dose of Neptunian energy around this Eclipse and it’s possible that you’ll think you’re only fooling yourself that this couldn’t possibly be love. Think again. This Eclipse will provide a turning point for you where you may consider entering into a relationship with someone you didn’t see clearly in the past. You might still feel confused as you begin the relationship. However, you will have him or her on a pedestal for now and will be willing to give your new partner the benefit of the doubt.

If you’re attached, it’s possible that your feelings for this person will deepen and those beautiful “I love yous” will be exchanged for the very first time. With Venus and Jupiter embracing days later on May 28 in your 11th House of Love Received, you will be more open to love this week than any other time this spring. Go ahead, fall in love. Your heart is ready.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This spring, love can definitely feel like “Some Kind of Wonderful” thanks to a few gorgeous links to Neptune, now in your 7th House of Partnership. But first, don’t forget to mark your calendar for the weekend of April 5-7 since a sexy conjunction of Venus to Mars in your 8th House of Deep Intimacy may prove to be quite titillating! After Venus enters Taurus, she’ll connect beautifully to Neptune — on April 18. This will be your day for inspirational love. You and your sweetheart may decide to take a spiritual or romantic retreat together — and it could involve long distance travel!

When Mars connects to Neptune on April 26 you’ll have no trouble sharing your deepest fantasies with your mate. Love may somehow connect to your career on May 28 as Venus and Jupiter embrace in your professional 10th house. Then, on June 7 you might be certain you’ve found your soul mate thanks to an enchanting link between Venus and Neptune. Still, love is not without its struggles and one may erupt on June 11 as Venus opposes Pluto, the planet of obsession and control, now in your 5th House of True Love. Remember, your heart needs to trust in order to surrender to the deep, life altering potential love can provide. Are you ready?

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Ouch! You might start off the spring with a bruise to your heart. On March 27, a tense Full Moon will fall in your sign. Since it’ll be emotionally charged, it’s possible that you and a loved one will part ways. Remember Libra, you have the unique lesson of learning how to relate while also trying to keep your identity in the process. If you’ve been giving yourself away too much for the sake of a relationship, then this lunation may bring it to a crashing end. Still, don’t lose hope! Venus and Mars will tour your 7th House of Partnership for the early weeks of spring, making it possible for you and your mate to enjoy a heated argument followed by delicious make up sex. March 21-April 14 are your best days to enjoy harmony with a partner — if you manage to survive the vicious Full Moon.

Whenever Venus graces your partnership sector it will encourage you to make peace with your mate. Unfortunately, Mars will be there to stir the pot as well. From March 12-April 20 there may not be a shortage of argument. The good news is that you can also be sure that there will be plenty of passion to go along with the bickering. In fact, if you and your sweetie pie can take the weekend of April 5-7 to go off on a romantic getaway, the time together may remind you why you fell in love in the first place.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You and your opposite sign Taurus are leading stars in this Spring Eclipse showdown which means there are likely to be major changes in the landscape of a personal relationship. With Saturn in your sign, you may feel a strong urge to get serious about what you want personally and with a partner. On April 25, a Lunar Eclipse in your sign closely connected to Saturn will be a wakeup call. Is a relationship moving in the direction that you hoped for? Or are you the one pulling all the weight in what is supposed to be a twosome? You’ll have your answer under the light of this Full Moon Eclipse. Fortunately, a new beginning is possible for you and your mate since two weeks later a New Moon Solar Eclipse will fall in your 7th House of Partnership on May 9. It’s definitely time to do some spring cleaning in your relationship life and once you honestly examine those cobwebs and dust them away, you may find enormous potential for romantic bliss. With Venus in your 7th house from April 15-May 9 you’ll have the perfect amount of cosmic support to believe that in the end, love will prevail.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Your heart is on fire this spring! If you’re single then you can certainly expect love to come knocking on your door. If you’re attached, then expect sparks to fly again between you and your honey. Venus, the planet of love, will be in your 5th House of Romance from March 21-April 15. This is an incredible cycle for pleasure and amore! As if that wasn’t good enough, Mars, the planet of desire, will be the same area of your chart from March 12-April 20. If this doesn’t wake up your libido, nothing will! The cosmic lovers connected in your house of love and sex is a rare treat indeed so be sure to indulge. March 28 is a day love can arrive in the most unexpected and exciting way thanks to a perfect link between Venus and electrifying Uranus.

Also, mark your calendar for the weekend of April 5-7 when these two planets will tangle up in a passionate embrace. You simply must make the most of this energy. Plan a first date, or a romantic encounter with your lover. It’ll be hot, hot, hot! In addition to all of this fiery, passionate energy, a Lunar Eclipse will fall in your sign on May 25. This will bring complete illumination about a vital relationship matter. You’ll know whether or not you’ve been kissing a frog and you’ll act accordingly. Fortunately, a gorgeous embrace between Venus and Jupiter on May 28 in your 7th House of Partnership is a positive indicator that in the end, love is all you need!

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

This spring, it seems as if almost every sign has their shot at romance. While you might have felt cheated over the winter in the love department, the season has changed … and guess what? Love is in the air! You’ll notice a major shift once Venus enters your 5th House of Romance on April 15. Until May 9 you’ll have plenty of admirers and if you’re single, at least one of them may capture your attention. In fact, on April 24 Venus will link up perfectly to Pluto, now in your sign. This could bring a fated love connection your way. You know — the kind that makes you love drunk and all tingly inside. Yep, it could happen! You see this spring, when it comes to your usual love mojo, all bets are off. You might usually be slow to give your heart away. However, this spring that tendency might change. Mars will also be in your romance sector from April 20-May 31 which will help speed up any love connection you make while Venus was there. As if that weren’t enough to get your heart open, a potent Solar Eclipse will fall in your 5th House of True Love on May 9. Oh yeah … love is definitely in your spring forecast!

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

It seems as if every sign will get a turn at the game of love this spring … and you are no exception! Your time may arrive later than the other signs but that’s ok — all good things come to those who wait. In your case, love planet Venus will enter your 5th House of Romance on May 9 and will remain there until June 2, giving you plenty of cosmic support if you’re single and looking for love.

If you’re attached, you and your mate could decide to have a baby and you might even conceive one during the spring months. Not only will Venus adorn the 5th house of your chart, but you’ll also be at the tail end of a one year transit of lucky Jupiter touring the same house. In fact, both Venus and Jupiter will embrace in the most blessed of aspects on May 28 so if there was ever a day you can count on winning the jackpot of love, this will be it! Sexy Mars will join the 5th house party on May 31 and will remain here well into Summer which assures you of a once in two year opportunity to enjoy all of the pleasures life has to offer — whether it’s on dance floor or in the bedroom!

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Are you looking for love? Well this spring you’ll begin a fantastic cycle that promises plenty of opportunity for heart felt smooches with someone special. In your case, the main event will begin later than most, however you will not be disappointed once love comes knocking on your door.  Mark your calendar for June 3 because this is when the magic begins! Venus, the planet of love and harmony, will enter your 5th House of Romance on this day. First, she’ll make a gorgeous trine to Neptune and Saturn on June 7 making this your five star day — make that weekend — for love! You might fall under a love spell and if so, you’ll feel a deep, emotional and spiritual connection with your prince or princess.

There will be a tense day in love matters on June 11 when Venus opposes Pluto, and it’s possible that you’ll feel overly obsessed with your lover on this day. Just try not to turn it into a ‘Fatal Attraction’ moment and you’ll be fine! June 12 is another day to watch out for because Venus will rub elbows with Uranus and there might be a sudden break up or a sudden affair that comes your way. Either way, a spring that might be slow to warm up when it comes to romance will end on an extremely sizzling note. Enjoy!

Astrology Insights for December 2012

Astrology Insights for December 2012

Maria DeSimone

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I don’t know about you, but my world ended on October 29. The Mayans were only a couple of months off. OK, so I’m obviously being sarcastic (and no, the world really isn’t going to end). But seriously, for so many of us on the East Coast, Hurricane Sandy might as well have been named Hurricane Mayan.

All I have to say about November 2012 is good riddance. I am so happy November is behind us, I feel like celebrating New Year’s Eve a month early. If your world turned upside down in November — with the difficult Solar Eclipse sandwiched in between an especially biting Mercury Retrograde — then take heart: December will be better.

December brings unexpected fulfillment — or loss

On November 28, a Lunar Eclipse in Gemini makes close contact to Jupiter. I’d like to ignore all the fancier aspects this Eclipse made in the sky (inconjunct, yod, blah, blah, blah) and just keep it simple. But I can’t. There’s just too much of a story here. The Eclipse is conjunct Jupiter and sextile Uranus. Unexpected emotional fulfillment … or perhaps ending.

Now, let’s get complicated and start talking about the famous yod around this eclipse. A “yod” is a rare astrological aspect that forms between three or more points where two planets are sextile, and both are quincunx to a third planet. In this case, the Moon makes an inconjunct aspect to Mars-Pluto in Capricorn and Venus-Saturn in Scorpio, while Mars-Pluto and Venus-Saturn are sextile. With a yod pattern, you can say there’s a strong fated quality to whatever happens emotionally around this eclipse promise.

For many of us, this eclipse has a fated, karmic suggestion of adjustments and completion when it comes to love. Especially powerful, fatal attraction love affairs or those extra complicated relationships. If you have planets around 7 degrees of just about any sign, you are somehow inextricably tied to this eclipse. You will feel its emotional pull.  I say this because of the incredible relationship that all of the love planets (Venus, Mars) have to this lunation.

But for others, like me, it might have more to do with family and safety issues.

A light at the end of the tunnel

Whatever the case, we’ll spend the first half of December adjusting to the emotional implications of late November’s eclipse. Then, on December 11, I see a light at the end of the tunnel that began for so many on October 29. This is because on December 11 we’ll have the final Mercury square Neptune aspect that occurred for the first time on October 29, right before Mercury went retrograde. The confusing communication and lack of cooperation you might have experienced post-Sandy, such as dealing with paperwork issues, FEMA, insurance problems and anything else, will now be resolved.

Life gets better by December 13, when we pass Mercury’s shadow phase and enjoy a gorgeous New Moon in Sagittarius to boot. This New Moon is when I know the fresh start will be in full swing for all of us, whether you’ve been dealing with hurricane fallout or other personal drama.

For two weeks after this we’ll feel energized, happy and one with the universe again.

On December 28, an emotionally charged Full Moon in Cancer might bring some tension with family, but remember to keep it all in perspective. After all, it’s not like the world is going to end. You’ve got this.

Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for November 19th

A Total Eclipse of the Sun in provocative Scorpio on Tuesday stirs deep rumblings in personal relationships. It could be time to wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start within a current partnership or to change personal habits that get in the way of love. Facing intense emotions with courage and a commitment to growth can be the difference between frustration and making a major breakthrough toward lasting intimacy.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Slowing down to face the emotional music might not be your favorite way to play the game of love, but stopping to listen is highly recommended this week. Running away from strong feelings or racing ahead to fulfill your desires won’t offer you the romantic opportunities that come from taking a more deliberate pace in personal matters. Your energetic planet Mars marches into strategic Capricorn on Friday, where it will reward you for exercising self-discipline and practicing patience over the next five weeks.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Major issues in relationships may appear on the horizon this week. There’s a Scorpio Solar Eclipse occurring on Tuesday in your 7th House of Partners that might not spur sudden changes, but gets your feelings moving in deep and powerful ways. A slow building attraction could start to intensify or unmet needs might approach a breaking point. Either way, it’s important to act on your own desires instead of waiting for someone else to take the lead.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Think twice before saying what’s on your mind this week. Your chatty ruling planet Mercury is backing into secretive Scorpio on Wednesday where discretion is a must and even minor misunderstandings could undermine trust. The emotional work you do within yourself is where the real action is happening now as analyzing your relationship situation takes priority. Recognizing where adjustments are needed and which habits need changing is the first step to putting your love life back on track.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

This week’s powerful Solar Eclipse in mysterious Scorpio lands in your 5th House of Romance, revealing untapped talents and hidden resources for restoring love and creativity in your life. If you’re in a positive personal relationship, this is a time when emotional honesty can take it to the next level. But if you’re discontent or single and looking, changing yourself in visible ways can inspire passion that leads to radical improvement in matters of the heart.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Some emotional housecleaning is called for this week with a transformational Scorpio Solar Eclipse shaking up your 4th House of Roots. Conflict may erupt on the home front and strong emotions can start to surge from within. Don’t drown in a sea of negativity but also don’t be afraid of uncomfortable feelings. The key to turning frustration into fulfillment starts with acknowledging your own needs and committing to changing yourself instead of blaming others. Taking responsibility for your role in the drama sets a positive example for others to follow.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your usually rational ruling planet Mercury backs into emotional Scorpio on Wednesday while you’re still reacting to Tuesday’s evocative Solar Eclipse. All this cosmic activity occurs in your 3rd House of Communication, empowering you to dig up hidden information and start a fire with a few provocative words. The verbal heat could be the sexy kind that rekindles passion in a partnership or draws you to someone new and exciting. However, you might lose your chance for a romantic connection if you feed mistrust with secrecy and criticism. You may want to wait until Mars and the Moon move into earthy Capricorn on Friday before making any solid commitments one way or the other.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You get a relationship reality check this week with a potent Total Eclipse of the Sun falling in perceptive Scorpio and your 2nd House of Possessions. This is the part of your chart that has to do with self-worth and personal values. If you don’t appreciate your talents or sacrifice your needs out of fear of displeasing others, expect to hear some less than romantic music. But if you search deeply within, you will find underused resources that can make you more desirable than ever. You can’t expect others to fully love you until you truly love yourself.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Get ready to rumble with a Total Eclipse of the Sun happening in your passionate sign this week. This powerful event can alter your self-image and change the trajectory of your personal life. If you’ve been frustrated with your partner or hungry to find a new one, strong emotions are likely to surface. Just make sure that you’re willing to go all the way if you put those feelings into play. Letting go of unhealthy habits is one way to win in the game of love.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your past could start catching up with you this week with the Scorpio Solar Eclipse falling in your 12th House of Secrets. Intimate information might surface that rattles a relationship and undermines your self-confidence. But facing the truth is an excellent way to get the clarity required to handle unruly emotions. Confide in a reliable person to avoid isolation and to gain the positivity needed for turning inner darkness into light.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Assertive Mars pushes its way into your sign on Friday, inspiring physical activity and motivating you to take the initiative in relationships. But don’t expect others to line up with your plans without a bit of resistance. Mental Mercury backs into stubborn Scorpio on Wednesday the day after a Solar Eclipse in this emotionally powerful sign. Seek support from friends and rely on your pals to provide the clarity you need to avoid going off track. The Moon’s presence in your sign on Friday and Saturday gives you the chance to get in touch with your heart.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Keeping cool during this intense week may not be easy. The pressures of responsibility and the expectations of others could be pushed beyond reason. But this isn’t a time when thinking provides all the answers you’re seeking. A Total Solar Eclipse in psychic Scorpio on Tuesday signals the necessity to tune into your feelings and add their input to your decision-making process about relationships. Listen to your intuition; your gut has solutions that your eyes can’t see. The Moon’s shift into your sign on Sunday morning offers you the opportunity to discover what your heart really wants.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The seas of emotions are rolling with intensity fueled by a provocative Solar Eclipse in powerful Scorpio on Tuesday. Cerebral Mercury also enters the story by retreating into this same passionate water sign on Wednesday. These cosmic events occur in your visionary 9th House where you can turn failures and frustrations of the past into positive intentions and inspirations for the future. Letting go of outdated expectations greatly increases your potential to find fulfillment in personal relationships.

Your Daily General Horoscopes for June 7th

Aries

During yesterday’s very rare Venus eclipse the planet of love crossed over the face of the Sun in your communication sector, revealing all the feelings and words your heart needs to express. With Mercury, planet of communication leaving your communication sector today, but not before helping you to find your voice, do what you can to ensure that the communication lines remain open, with a new sense of authenticity possible.

Taurus

Just a day after the Sun and Venus aligned to form a very rare Venus eclipse in your income sector Mercury moves on, leaving you with the smart head for money that allows you to manage what has been a dramatic few days on the money front. Having had a lunar eclipse in your financial sector and a Venus eclipse in your income sector within 2 days of each other has brought most things to a head.

Gemini

Having the Moon in your financial sector as Mercury returns to your income sector is giving you both an advantage and a disadvantage. On one hand this ensures that your financial instincts are sharp as a smart head for money kicks in, but this also puts them in opposition, creating some financial tension. Yet even then this creates some timely wake up calls, as your income situation gets its first planetary support for the year.

Cancer

Even though there is a lot of internal focus at the moment, with an abundance of planetary forces in an internally focused part of your chart, this has created an opportunity for some inner discovery that could be life changing. With Jupiter, planet of luck getting involved next week, this isn’t something you should fight and should instead embrace it, especially as this gives you a chance to transform your world from the inside out.

Leo

The Moon has returned to your work sector for one last visit before Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion leaves your career sector in just 5 days time. When Jupiter leaves your career sector next week Pluto, in retrograde motion in your work sector, will be the only planet active on the professional front, with the Moon giving you a chance today to tap into the very forces that will keep your professional year on track. Trust your hunches and your professional instincts.

Virgo

When Venus travelled across the face of the Sun in your career sector yesterday, in a rare Venus eclipse, it put your professional desires and reality on the same page, allowing you to see what you want, where things stand and what’s possible. With Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion just 6 days away from your career sector, you’re starting to wake up to the fact that things have changed and the roll that you’re now on.

Libra

Hold onto a sense of adventure, a sense of curiosity and an awareness of how many options life has, for despite the fact that new doors are about to open on the career front and life does go on, this feeling is here to stay. Something has shifted and it’s no longer okay to simply go through the motions, with the more you wake up to what you’ve been missing out on, the less willing you’ll be to remain sitting on life’s sidelines.

Scorpio

Over the last few days you’ve experienced a lunar eclipse in your income sector and an even rarer Venus eclipse in your financial sector, bringing all sides of your money game to a head. As Mercury wraps up his short visit to your financial sector he’s working to leave you with the smart head for money needed to work with the financial forces this has unleashed. While the stars incline they don’t control, with a need to take your power back.

Sagittarius

It’s clear that the relationship forces in play are not only evolving but that there are some real shifts taking place. Just 3 days ago a lunar eclipse brought some real wake up calls while a Venus eclipse yesterday saw the planet of love step in and take control. With even more shifts ahead, but with the planet of luck about to get involved, there’s a need to trust that the love gods are on your side. What is essential is having the communication lines open.

Capricorn

All of a sudden things have become a lot clearer on the work front, as you start to realise just how many options you have. It’s in his final hours in your work sector that Mercury is giving you the intellectual savvy to make some smart choices, decisions and plans and to work smarter. This is very much an evolving situation, with some major shifts over the coming days, with a need to have a game plan flexible enough to allow for this.

Aquarius

What makes it easy to tap into the playful and romantic energies in play at the moment, making heart lead themes so dominant, is that you have no planetary influence in either of your professional houses and haven’t all year. However, that’s about to change and as the doors get ready to open on the work front there’s an urgent need to find a balance between work and play. For where you’re going playful and professional forces will both dominate.

Pisces

If it’s starting to feel like you’re at the bottom of your own priority list and you’re starting to wonder when it’s going to be your turn, the answer is now. There is a shift today that might not be felt at the time but will over the coming days, as the heavens finally get around to paying a playful, romantic and fun focused part of your chart some attention. If life has become too serious of late, the change comes from a shift in mental focus.

Astronomy Picture of the Day for June 6

Discover the cosmos!Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2012 June 6

Eclipsed Moon Over Wyoming  

Credit & Copyright: Mack H. Frost 

Explanation: A setting full moon rarely looks like this. Monday morning just before a fully lit  Strawberry Moon dropped behind the  Absaroka Mountain Range near  Cody,  Wyoming,  USA, the  shadow of the Earth got in the way. A similarly setting  partial lunar eclipse was visible throughout most of North and South America, while simultaneously the same  partially darkened moon was visible throughout eastern Asia. Pictured in the foreground is a snowbank formation known as the  Horse’s Head off a tributary of the  Shoshone River. Lunar eclipses occur about twice a year, and the  next one —  a penumbral eclipse —  will occur in late November.