Saturn Direct: Responsibilities and Integrity to Your Plan

This Week’s Considerations.

Saturn direct. Venus in Scorpio. Mars in Aquarius. Two grand trines. And a New Moon in Virgo… like your plate wasn’t already stacked!

… In this video – I botched the thing about Venus in Virgo. She’s changing signs to Scorpio.

I apparently retrograded myself to think backward. My apologies!

The notion of the Virgo issues still remains, as well as Saturn putting on the pressure to get your life organized toward something meaningful.

Venus entering Scorpio instead gives an added boost to Jupiter’s influence on strategy, alluring attraction and seduction into what pleases you most.

YouTuber’s here’s your link!

Day Guides below!
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Bookmark This Moment! It’s Been 7-Years in the Making!

kamil-pietrzak-603302-unsplashSomething has radically changed since March 2011.

I know that’s uber specific, but I want you to think back then.

For me, I had recently received my coaching certificate as well as a step for astrology accreditation. That was on top of getting ready to get married!

At that time, Uranus ventured out of spiritual “I believe” and “I dream of” world of Pisces and entered firey Aries to revolutionize your sense of you.

You began something, you stood for something else… well, humbly so.

It was rooted in something you really felt as your calling, yet it wasn’t yet developed.

And now, through the passage of time, you’ve come out with a unique perspective to match your experience.

Indeed, you are a little different now, and probably more secure in the uniqueness that is you!

For my passage, I’m no longer working as an employee and I’m only working for myself – as a coach, astrology, and lol, married person!

Typically the beginning and end of a transit through a sign is very similar.

As you go through this week’s content, allow yourself to be very literal.

This week is Uranus’ last in the sign of Aries for your lifetime, unless you’re a child.

It’s the time to recognize what you’ve mastered and what you learned to carry it into a new chapter.

Below, check out This Week’s Considerations on Uranus’ last days in Aries.

 

Do You Know Uranus?

Uranus goes to beat of his own drum. He comes and goes as he pleases, no one is really sure what he’ll do next.

But they hope he’ll come near them.

There’s something exhilarating and magnetic about him…

… like meeting a celebrity or being gifted a surprise party with your most exciting friends.

It seems like good fortune when he’s around.

But then goes away, contemplating, sitting and waiting for the next creative impulse to carry him back right where he was. Must be lonely and isolated out there with no one around…

Oh, Uranus loves to create. He’ll go to all ends to make things a reality, even if it’s under-thought or in haste.

Don’t ruffle his feathers – you might take his eccentric flow and tilt it further off axis, and things might get chaotic, unorganized, and crazy in a not-so-favored way.

But if that happens, maybe it was the easiest path out to regain overall balance??

Know Uranus.

Uranus brings you the thrill, the confusion from true inspiration merging with your status quo, and all that brings back up to the surface buried things.

In Aries these past 7 years, the possible journeys (aforementioned) show the possible arcs you may have felt.

Like a pulse of electricity, they come in and out, and often seem perfectly timed.

I want you to find your Uranus story that began in March 2011 and is ending now. Like mine with my career choices and public standing, get grounded in yours. You’ll want it for the next chapter ahead.

 

Proof in the Pudding: Harness Saturn

Uranus has been in this Aries journey for 7-years, and whenever I hear that number, I know someone else in the sky is also talking – Saturn!

Saturn creates structure, discipline and authority to take care of what’s necessary in your life.

He gives lessons the hard way – tough love!

Saturn takes about 29 years to orbit around the zodiac, and it works out that 7 years +/- is a quarter of its cycle.

In astrology this is significant because it corresponds with something called the square aspect, which brings an edge, definition, and sometimes anxiety to the story at play.

For Saturn at 7 years, the effect can either be something that encourages you to take action and/or something that helps you make meaning of it all.

(That part largely depends on how it interacts with the planets in your personal charts).

Details aside, if Saturn is talking there’s something that has crystallized and taken shape.

For me, my certifications (the Saturn part) in coaching and astrology (the Uranus part) 7 years ago really had no meaning without work. Sure, I’ve been doing this in smaller ways these past years, but I will admit this past month there has been an intense creative flow – and easy-to-create framework – to bring to my practice. (You’ll enjoy the benefits of that very soon)!

Meaning, there’s something solid, grounded, and earthy – think physical evidence – that your Uranus journey has provided you also thanks to Saturn.

Saturn probably gave you some tough lessons in there. Maybe you weren’t committed enough, or you didn’t know enough. You probably faced your karma and ultimate “getting stuck” patterns.

However, it was for something… if you can get your mind to frame it positively. Because likely, you did something about it because Uranus made that spark in you to feel alive in this inspiration of “who you can be.”

The mind is pliable to the level of consciousness you bring it.

Think back to your Saturn cycle as a cue to shape your experience as something valuable to cascade into further.

Put your ideas into writing or frameworks, and trust that this time there’s a level of mastery within you to make it wildly (Uranus) successful (Saturn).

 

Feeling Resistance? This Might Be Why (energetically speaking).

Going one step deeper, I’ll brush you up on some mythology tied into the meaning of these orbiting planets around us.

Uranus fathered Saturn with Gaia. Gaia had Saturn kill Uranus. Saturn’s son is Mars. Mars and Saturn don’t get along because they too have tried to kill each other.

That’s some serious family karma to work through – glad that isn’t mine!

I mention this paternal line because even though these planets would rather not deal with one another, they are inherently tied together.

Saturn gives shape to the erratic behavior of Uranus. Mars brings into reality the frameworks Saturn imposes.

Moving through the energies isn’t necessarily “snapping fingers” easy, but you get much more bang for your buck by working through their uncomfortable relationship to make the most of their potentials.

Meaning, get into “massive action” mode Tony Robbins style with the insights you gather from your Uranus & Saturn experience.

Mars is in his favorite sign, so your efforts are more likely to be fruitful and purposeful than usual.

No excuses, please! Work through the resistance (Hint: it’s the karmic patterning that you’re not a victim to, but rather an agent to work through)!

 

Next Week: Uranus in Taurus


Astrological Day Guides: May 8-14, 2018

Read these guides as a whole to get a feel for the week’s tone. There’s always some overlap of themes. Then read them as you need them, day-by-day.

Tuesday – Pulled in many directions, avoid the octopus effect. Ask for help where you can. Keep a notepad nearby for the things that need to get done but you’re in the middle of something else to keep it top-of-mind.
(Aquarius Moon sextiles Mercury and Uranus then goes void at 10:29pm EDT. Sun-Jupiter opposition. Pisces Moon begins 11:11pm EDT).

 

Wednesday – You may feel like you’re trying to make shapes out of clouds. Before the overwhelm sets in, reset expectations. Balance the needed rest and daydreaming with concretizing efforts.
(Pisces Moon sextiles Saturn).

 

Thursday – Magnetic and unifying, use your powers for good. There’s something magical in the air, and why not make something out of thin air? (Hint: dream big and seek to bring it to action).
(Pisces Moon trines Jupiter, squares Venus and sextiles Sun and Pluto).

 

Friday – Morning time gets a kick in the pants. If you check your phone, expect to put out some fires. Might want to exercise and get the stress out before more adds on. Not that it’s bad stress, but it can be a bit a shoulder.
(Void Moon until 8:40am when Moon enters Aries. Sun-Pluto Trine & Moon squares Saturn).

 

Saturday – Hot head alert. Everyone can feel a little cray-cray today with both Uranus and Mercury ending their tenancy in Aries. Before you blow up the house, air out your frustrations, delays, and impatience. Find a way to make it rest at least another week.
(Aries Moon squares Pluto. Mercury-Mars square).

 

Sunday – Straddling two worlds, you can feel on edge at the same time you feel like ground might be getting more stable. It’s not quite there yet, but both are true.Embrace the laissez-faire part to temper the cray-cray that continues from yesterday. Notice how your words can start to slow down and be more deliberate starting in the afternoon.
(Aries Moon squares Mars and conjoins Uranus until it goes void at 2:05pm EDT. Taurus Moon follows soon after at 2:15pm EDT that conjoins Mercury. Mercury also enters Taurus today just after conjoining Uranus).

 

Monday – Intensely creative, let your inspiration take you back to your past. Reimagine the old in a current context. Present yourself with new perspectives on how your experience has prepared you for today. Step forward.
(Taurus Moon sextiles Neptune and opposes Jupiter).

NOT ANOTHER RETROGRADE! (From Mercury to…)

bed-eyes-oh-no-KristenTodayHate to break it to you, but the re-structuring and redoing isn’t quite over.

Mercury is Direct Motion now, but this today Saturn stations to go retrograde. On Sunday, Pluto also stations to go retrograde.

The good news is that Saturn and Pluto work more on the overall picture, so it’s not like a day-to-day drama like Mercury.

Plus with Sun’s entry to Taurus on Thursday night, the mood will generally start to feel more settled.

However, these retrogrades can signal that you’re in for a turnaround in what you’re after.

The sense of the ambitions likely will seem the same, but what it looks like can change.

Power dynamics – who you serve and who works under you, re-evaluated.

Mercury Retrograde gave you the mental awareness to see how things aren’t working well. Miscommunication, broken process, small details that actually made a difference…

With those insights, it makes sense that the greater structure is going to change. And change might be abrupt!

You’re going to be figuring out whatever this amounts to for the next 4.5 months (until Sept. 6th) when Saturn stations to Direct Motion.

Try not to get discouraged because by the end of this year, you’re going to get finances that match what you’re doing and the machine well-oiled. You can enter a sweet spot in December despite these obstacles!

Remember, when you set your goals more as standards than finished tasks, you can feel accomplished in any time period – today, this week, this year, you name it!

Embrace what is. It’s Saturn Retrograde. It’s Pluto Retrograde. It’s not like you can change the course of the cosmos.

This Week’s Considerations helps you feel settled in what is, even with Saturn and Pluto’s about-face in your physical goals and control. Continue reading “NOT ANOTHER RETROGRADE! (From Mercury to…)”

Work Hard Without Feeling Like Crap About It + Libra Full Moon

oscar-soderlund-black-white-running-water-KristenTodayCareer and achievement are some of the most sought after answers on Google.

While it takes a visionary to see the world in a new way, it also take sweat, brains, and resilience to see through what it actually takes to make visions a reality.

It can feel like you’re running a marathon although you’ve never left your desk!

These supportive roles in American society are often see as undesirable class and social symbols. And so, they are avoided. Things that trigger senses of inferiority and petty work instead of “climbing the ladder” are the modern-day plague. It may be a little murmur in the back of your mind, but it’s likely creating some hesitancy on your part!

This week’s cosmic landscape challenges your resistance to busy work and trusting the process.

Today’s Leo Moon can be an ego deflator, followed by a Virgo Moon that has you cleaning up old messes.

By the time you’ve had enough of the weeds, you’re confronted with the Full Moon in Libra that asks what you actually accomplished vs. what you say you wanted in your life. And that Virgo Moon from the couple days before has all the details ready for review.

Saturn and Mars approach a conjunction this week. It’s like a college-age son reporting back to his father what he accomplished. Being a young man, it may have been aimless and full of sexual interests moreso or less than learning… and that is a reconciliation that both will have find with a plan and a renewed vision of how to go about things.

Saturn and Mars represent your own plans (followed or not) and actions (strategic or aimless/for fun and pleasure). The Full Moon corners this already tense moment in the sky threatening you with more of the same or giving you the opportunity to decide on taking a new approach.

It’s you that makes the decision to start fresh. And that might mean rolling up your sleeves and dealing with the nitty-gritty work necessary to get yourself back on track.

All in all, when you’re faced with hard truths, humility and humbleness go a long way. They are the ever shifting backbone that keeps you pure and honest no matter where you’re going.

This Week’s Considerations explore how to work hard without feeling like crap about it. Continue reading “Work Hard Without Feeling Like Crap About It + Libra Full Moon”

Shadows & Simplicity: January 15 Solar Eclipse

asoggetti-clouds-grayscale-walking-KristenTodayWith a shadow is an outline, a shape of the image you’re leaving behind.

It makes me question the shadow – or imprint – of what I’ve already left behind. And too, what I will leave behind when my time is done.

Thursday’s Solar Eclipse casts a shadow on the ways you’ve been scattered and disorganized. Not only that, Mercury gets eclipsed, showing the ways you spread out your time in thoughtful ways but maybe not working coherently together.

Most things in life are started with good intentions. Along the process, though, the good intentions don’t always have good results. Especially, when you look at how all your activities are working together.

The astrological moment calls for a reckoning, a humbling and sudden change. (Most strongly for those with planets 24-29 degrees in Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio).

Yes, it’s dark to ask this – but without darkness, light has no place to fill…

… What legacy are you leaving, and is it the one you want?

This Week’s Considerations open this conversation the cosmos might reiterate through the eclipse and the passage of Sun and Mercury into Pisces late in the week. Continue reading “Shadows & Simplicity: January 15 Solar Eclipse”

Sagittarius New Moon: Take the Vault and Leap to a New Level of Your Life!

cloister-vault-white-gray-KristenTodayDo you want to vault to that next level but you’re not sure you’re fully ready?

It’s easier to say “Yes, of course, I want that for my life!” than be in the grind, wondering how this is going to end up.

What if, though, you could maintain the confidence and drive to truly bring yourself to a new level. I bet that would be an explosion of joy for you. Your positive influence would radiate even more.

This is the stuff we were made for!

This Week’s Considerations is inspired by a most uplifting Sagittarius New Moon that culminates all the past 2.5 year journey of Saturn in Sagittarius. Also, the movements of feminine asteroids Juno, Ceres, and Vesta also sing continuously throughout this week’s work.

Passions and excitement is in full bloom, and the integration of heart and action play out strongly as this week progresses

Read more below on what energies to harness for your disposal these next months as well as how to talk down the doubts in your mind about taking such necessary leaps. Continue reading “Sagittarius New Moon: Take the Vault and Leap to a New Level of Your Life!”

Rise To Your Potential. Mars in Scorpio

landscape-mountain-cloud-sun-KristenToday-pxhere.comAre you unhappy with the way this year panned out?

I get it – life happens, and in the moment, it often feels easier to avoid conflict than put yourself first.

What if you could set a path for success and momentum now that aligns your true priorities to your A-efforts?

This Week’s Considerations is inspired most by Mercury Retrograde and Mars’ entry to Scorpio on Saturday, December 9th.

With these two planetary positions, it’s a time to erase maligned mindsets and commit to smart ways to spend your energy.

Read more below on how to set yourself up to rise to your potential in 2018. Continue reading “Rise To Your Potential. Mars in Scorpio”

The August 21st Solar Eclipse Over the United States + What Happens After

Solar-Eclipse-2017-USA-KristenTodayEclipses have a knack for steering you in the right direction, whether or not you can recognize it in the moment. They bring up things that are unexpected for the recipient.

For some, any change in “normal” can cause ripples of chaos and necessary reorganization. In the end, when all is resettled, you often see the value of that moment.

On Monday, August 21, at 2:30pm EDT, the second and highly anticipated eclipse for the season casts it shadow over the United States. Where an eclipse casts its shadow is important because that is the place on Earth temporarily cut off from the Light – the very Sun that helps make life possible. It’s a moment of death for that place, and thank goodness it’s only temporary!

At the final degrees of Leo, this eclipse takes on the weight of the whole sign in its height. Leo, governor of pride, leadership, play, and honor, shows us that the for the United States, the reign as leader of the world as the way it has been done in the past is closing.

Thing is, eclipses bring on unexpected events and turns.

So, how the country changes, and what causes that ripple effect is largely unknown.

It can be said that already in the energies to the eclipse, the shocking news in Charlottesville, coupled with the lack of condemnation of it by top leadership, could be the type of ripple that changes the way the country operates.

That event could be the telling disclosure of what’s really happening in America. And from that, people can maybe start movements to heal and treat others with respect and understanding. (This interview with a former skinhead on NPR could be an exemplary story of a movement to come, for instance).

Once the eclipse is over, the story is not. In fact, things get very busy, and I feel called most to share you what’s on the horizon for over two weeks so you can prepare. Continue reading “The August 21st Solar Eclipse Over the United States + What Happens After”

Doing Mars and Planning Saturn Clash

act-plan-puzzle-jigsawDo you need to do more or to plan more?

Pressure is on to see results from the efforts YOU find meaningful and to do it better, do it stronger, and make it repeatable.

Something’s been brewing since August 24th, 2016, between the Mars and Saturn archetypes (with a sprinkle of Neptune).

Back then, the seeds for your passion projects were re-sown.

Much of early 2017, as I wrote in Last Week’s Considerations, has danced in those August 2016 themes to figure out how to make them grow, and in integrity to your values and person.

Mars and Saturn face-off, this week especially (but somewhat the past couple weeks too) in opposition aspect as part of their ~1.5 year cycle.

They prefer not to talk, but in an opposition, they must confront each other.

  • Your Mars impulses want to be in the action, do things, see what happens, and fight it out until something wins. (Then the outcome it known).
  • Your Saturn urges want the outcome known beforehand. He wants everything to be done with purpose, in a way that’s repeatable, and ideally in a controlled environment.

Hmm… You can see why this can be difficult when they approach things in opposite ways.

What they do have in common is that they’re coming from the same place – the desire “do good, feel good” in Sagittarius (where they first conjoined back in August) by breaking out of mindset limits and building your part of the utopia you envision (as discussed in this Consideration). Continue reading “Doing Mars and Planning Saturn Clash”

Do These 3 Things and Spend Your Energy SMARTLY.

mark-1189080_1280Mercury Retrograde is over, but you have 3 more coming this year!

Last week I shared how Mercury is laying the path markers – being the guinea pig per se – for when Saturn goes into Capricorn at the end of 2017.

With so many Retrogrades, it could be hard to feel like you’re productive this year.

That’s why you need to seize the opportunities – in the way the cosmos encourage you – when Direct Motion is here. (Next Mercury Retrograde is April 9 – May 3, with shadow periods beginning March 27 and ending May 21). That’s being smart.

I know you’re trying to figure out how to balance your time between personal affairs and the impact your professional efforts are making.

Honestly though, the energies can make you feel more indifferent than motivated right now.

Push through it and, walk the walk, my friend!

When December 2017 hits, it’s going to be an Alleluia moment. You want to be ready for it! 

If 2016 was fast for you, 2017 will be even more…

Use Mercury – THE MESSENGER – also a life-long learner – to make the cheat sheet you’ll use for the next 30 years. He’s finding & marking the path so you stay on track! Continue reading “Do These 3 Things and Spend Your Energy SMARTLY.”