March 31 Blue Moon in Libra & the Upcoming Jupiter-Neptune Trine

Blue Moon of January 31, 2018. Photo by Deanna Cantrell (

Early this morning, at 5:37am Pacific Time, we experienced the second Blue Moon of 2018. A Blue Moon is any second Full Moon in a month, and is somewhat of a rarity, with the exception of the beginning of this year! The first one occurred on January 31, and was a Leo Lunar Eclipse, which really amped up emotions, especially related to matters of the heart. A lot of people started this year out with some big relationship-related realizations and/or awakenings related to their creative potential.

This month’s Blue Moon will be in the sign of Libra, which is also a partnership based sign. No Eclipse this time, but relationship dramas won’t be out of the question. It can be a very useful time to clear the air and/or see your situation more clearly. Whatever comes up now needs to be acknowledged and dealt with, but if emotions are running high, it’s perfectly ok (and recommended) to wait a couple days after the Full Moon has passed to initiate important conversations.

This Libra Full Moon is stirring our desire for harmony. If anything in your relationships or environment feels out-of-balance, you’ll notice it now. The good news, is that Libran energy promotes compromising and finding peaceful win-win solutions. As long as you’re willing to meet in the middle, this can be a great time for negotiating and working through relationship issues.

Jupiter Neptune Trine Begins Mid April!

We’ve got some watery astrology starting in a few weeks that will continue for the next six months. Last year was all about Fire, but this year, we’re being called to slow down and investigate our subconscious mind, emotional realm, and spiritual selves. While this could result in less tangible items on our “to do” lists, the results will be powerful! If you find yourself lost in thought, meditation, or daydreams, know that this type of activity will be productive. We’re being directed to consider how our actions will reflect our values. It’s time to shift our focus to quality versus quantity when it comes to the expenditure of our precious time and energy. In the coming months, I’ll be sharing more on this prominent astrology of 2018. If you are a water sign, you might be feeling this one quite intensely. Go with it. Try to help your non-watery friends feel comfortable with the discomfort of sitting with difficult, but true, emotions.

If you live in the Portland, Oregon area, I’ll be holding a workshop alongside Elizabeth Russell of BeSpace to dive into this astrology on April 21 at Sacred Money Studios in Multnomah Village. Learn more in the video below:



Happy Vernal Equinox!

Art by Maila Davenport, artist/activist

Today marks the Sun’s ingress into Aries, and the Vernal Equinox. Because the Sun has returned to the first degree of the first sign of the zodiac, it’s also the astrological new year! This is a powerful time to manifest what we want in the coming year, but because Mercury will station retrograde on Thursday (March 22), there’s an interesting spin on this year’s Equinox. We certainly will be feeling the need for a fresh start, but we might have to get creative. What can you repurpose, recycle, or reclaim to enhance your life?

It’s possible you have a lot of the tools and resources you need, but just have to reconfigure things a bit. Say you’d like to find a  new job. Now is the time to set your intentions in this area, and as you look forward, keep your eye in the rearview mirror. Your past experience and connections will be important during this time, even if you plan to go into a whole new field of work. The coming months will be a great time for classes, training, and research. We’re ready to plant new seeds, but this year, there’s a bit more soil preparation necessary than in other years. We’re entering an 8-month stretch of time that will be heavily influenced by various inner planet retrograde cycles. The bottom line: keep it slow and steady. In fact, if we try to rush ahead, we’ll be met with resistance that prevents us from our goal.

Don’t let these energies dampen your enthusiasm! There are exciting new things in store for us this year, but we’ll need to operate patiently, which is easier for some Sun signs than others. As a double Aries, I can be challenged by delays that block my charge forward. But, I also have found that slowing down and double checking things always improves the outcome of whatever I do.

Happy Equinox and happy astrological new year, everyone. Enjoy the first signs Spring (in the Northern Hemisphere) and inspiration for the year ahead.

Happy Pisces New Moon!

Happy Pisces New Moon day everyone! This can be a time for emotional shifts, creative inspiration, and letting go of what no longer works for us. Because Mercury will be going retrograde on Thursday, March 22, this New Moon definitely has more of a reflective feel. Go ahead and write your future intentions anyway! You’ll have time to revise, rework, and reimagine your plan in the coming months, so it’s a low-risk time to dream big. You don’t have to know all the answers – but you are being asked to state that you’re ready for the next steps, whatever they may be.


Get in the Flow with 2018’s Watery Astrology

Elizabeth Russell and I will be giving a workshop in Portland on April 21 that will be working with some of this year’s water-based astrology. We invite you to join us for creative visioning and an interpretation of this astrology in your personal birth chart. Learn more here:

March 2018 Astrology: Two Full Moons + Mercury Retrograde and More!

I just wrapped up my March astrological preview video (above) as well as my video horoscopes for We’re in such an interesting, self-reflective time. A friend of mine just texted and asked, “What’s going on? People seem to be coming out with expressions around change and self-reflection.” Yep, right on track. We just came out of a pair of eclipses that included the Leo Lunar Eclipse on January 31st and Aquarius Solar Eclipse on February 15.

Eclipses stir our emotional pot and often bring things to the surface that have been brewing at least since the last pair of Eclipses, which was August 2017. We’ve just been given information to steer us towards our “cosmic assignments” for the next six months. Everyone will handle this type of information differently! Anyone born under the signs of Leo or Aquarius will be in for some potent personal journeys, especially if they were born on or around January 31 or February 15.

If you know your birth chart, it’s fun to see what house these Eclipses hit for you. That can lend clues to the areas of life that are ripe for change. If you don’t know your chart, consider getting a birth chart reading! They can be so empowering as a tool to anticipate upcoming changes and work productively with the current astrology. Email me at for more information.

When the Sun moves into Aries on the 20th, we’ll experience the astrological new year as we celebrate the beginning of the zodiac. It’s always important to remember that Western Astrology is based on the Equinoxes and Solstices. Aries will always start on the Vernal Equinox, creating the set point for the zodiac. Although the zodiac signs are named for constellations, most Western Astrologers are not following the motion of these constellations. I know this can be confusing! It’s all about the Equinoxes and Solstices for us. There is a branch of astrology that follows constellations called fixed star astrology, and I believe Vedic astrology also follows the constellations. If you have an interest in that, there’s lots of info. available out there.

To me, astrology is like religion. I won’t venture to say which style of astrology is “right.” There are so many branches including Chinese, Vedic, Evolutionary, Egyptian, Shamanistic, etc. My advice is to try readings from different types of astrologers and see which philosophies and descriptions resonate with you. I’ve never claimed to understand how astrology works. I just know from my own experience, and what my clients report, that it does work. If something’s working, I tend to just let it keep moving along without questioning things too much. I’d rather spend my energy fixing the things that aren’t working!

We’ll get two Full Moons this month – one on the first and one on the 31st. The March 1st Full Moon will be in Virgo, helping us to refine and clarify a vision. On March 31st, we’ll experience a Libra Blue Moon (the second Full Moon in any month). Relationships will be in the spotlight and it will be a good time to rebalance the energies with loved ones.

Mercury will station retrograde on the 22nd, but we’ll feel the shadow effects as early as March 8th. If you’re starting anything new, take the first steps before March 8th! This can be as simple as sending out an email inquiring about something you’re interested in, or telling someone that you’re committing to a plan. Then, during the retrograde, you’ll be supported in efforts to finish what you’ve started.

Even though we’ll be in the shadow of Mercury Retrograde at the March 17 Pisces New Moon, it will still be a good time to set intentions. For best results, consider what you’d like to release from your life. By breaking bad habits and neutralizing negative thinking now, you’ll free up your mind to pursue exciting new ideas on the horizon.

Happy March, everyone! Your monthly horoscopes by yours truly are ready, as are your monthly tarotscopes by the talented Lady J.