The Planets this Week: May 21 - 27, 2017

May 22, 2017
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Aired Monday, 22 May 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: May 21 - 27, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

The Sun is now in Gemini so it’s Gemini season! The Sun moved into Gemini where it will be until June 20th. Under the Gemini Sun, and depending on its influence to your natal chart, your social life is likely to get a big boost. You’ll be in the mood to connect, and will have fun meeting fascinating people who open your mind to new ways of seeing the world. Your networking skills are in top form — make a point of getting out and talking about your dreams for the future!

Mental energy will be high, and your mind might be a bit scattered, but your insatiable curiosity could take you in all sorts of interesting directions. You might find yourself drawn to taking classes, surfing the internet, or reading a variety of magazines and books. There’s an urge to learn new things, but you might have a hard time settling your mind on one subject for too long. Without variety, you get easily bored.

On Thursday, we also have a New Moon in Gemini which stirs up a plethora of fancies in your head; so many, in fact, that you may walk into a wall if you don’t pay attention to where you’re going! Those who find you staring off into space think you are in a fog belt, when you are actually immobilized by thoughts of a gazillion possibilities. You won’t need too much outside stimulation to incite more activity in your head, you’ve got plenty of your own. Maybe there is a best-selling novel brewing in your brain that begs to be brought to life. Maybe you’re thinking about learning some new languages. You may even want to learn something new and completely different.

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The Planets this Week: April 23 - 29, 2017

April 24, 2017
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Aired Monday, 24 April 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: April 23 – 29, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

On Friday, love planet moves into Aries where it will be until June 6th. While Venus is in Aries, and depending on how this influence affects your birth chart, your love life could be quite exciting! You might find yourself being bolder than usual, taking risks and acting on your ardent impulses. Romance can be steamy and you’re open to experimentation — just watch out for getting carried away by your passions and be sure to take care of yourself.

If you’re single, this is an ideal transit for initiating new relationships, and you’ve got the confidence to go after what you want. Of course, what you want could change from moment to moment. The hunt might be what thrills you most right now, while the everyday work of relationship could feel stifling. If you’re in a partnership, break up familiar routines with an infusion of novelty — surprise your sweetie by taking him or her on an unexpected outing, wearing a sexy new outfit, or trying an innovative approach to lovemaking.

Also this week, we have a New Moon in Taurus. The Taurus New Moon slows down your energy level as you mull over more practical concerns of living and life. This earthy moon propels you to work hard but at the end of the day, still wants you to take it easy and enjoy some of your hard earned cash. Make a list of items that you need to feel secure. If some of those items on the list are beyond your means, you may consider what you need to curb or grow in order to get the things you deserve. That be taking a second job or making some minor investments.

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The Planets this Week: April 16 - 22, 2017

April 17, 2017
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Aired Monday, 17 April 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: April 16 - 22, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week? The headline of the week is the Sun moving into Taurus on Wednesday where it will be until May 20th. Under the influence of the Taurus Sun, and depending on its transits to planets in your natal chart, you may find yourself slowing down and taking time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Creature comforts become more of a priority, and you’re tuned into the sensual side of life. Gardening, spending time in nature, and nurturing your body with loving care are some possible expressions.

On Thursday, Mercury moves into Aries so your mind could be functioning at top speed and in short bursts of activity. You might not have a lot of patience to focus on one idea for too long, instead burning through one thought quickly and moving on to the next. Instead of weighing all the pros and cons of a situation, you may tend to make snap judgments based more on instinct than logic.

Also on Thursday, Pluto turns retrograde until September 28th. Occasionally the Pluto retrograde period is characterized by painful loss, or events and circumstances in your life that are far beyond your control. In many ways, Pluto represents factors that are much larger than any individual; it is the planet of human evolution, after all, and that trumps any single person. But for most of us, most of the time, Pluto retrograde periods offer us the chance to delve deeply into our own inner resources and determine what is most important, when all is said and done.

Finally, on Friday, Mars moves into Gemini where it will be until June 4th. During this time you could find yourself rather high-strung and have a lot of nervous energy. You could also have real trouble sitting still for long periods of time, which could lead to problems in school and on the job because you seem restless and bored (and maybe you are!).

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The Planets this Week: April 9 - 15, 2017

April 10, 2017
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Aired Monday, 10 April 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: April 9 - 15, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

The big news of the week is Mercury and Venus are changing direction! Mercury is turning retrograde and Venus will be moving forward again! Mercury Retrograde is a phenomenon that has worked its way into mass consciousness. The moment a communication snafu occurs, folks blame Mercury Retrograde! The truth is, not all miscommunications can be laid at the feet of this little planet. But it does behoove us to observe a few simple principles about this event.

Mercury appears to turn backward in its path around the Zodiac three times every year, for about twenty-one or twenty-two days at a time. So every four months, you get a three-week pause in which to catch up on old correspondence, read the book that’s been sitting on your nightstand and make phone calls to friends and family.

Also, love planet Venus will finally moves forward again. It has been retrograde since March 4th. Venus is our next-door neighbor here in the solar system, and therefore it is retrograde the least amount of time of all the planets — only once every 18 months, for about 6 weeks at a time. That amounts to about seven percent of the time, total.

When Venus, the Planet of Love, goes retrograde, it’s no surprise that relationship issues come right to the surface. Things you (or your lover!) have simply been tolerating all of a sudden become intolerable. One or both of you may say or do things that you otherwise wouldn’t. Some folks have been known to make sudden, unilateral relationship moves when Venus was retrograde.

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The Planets this Week: April 2 - 8, 2017

April 3, 2017
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Aired Monday, 3 April 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: April 2 - 8, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

The astro headline of the week is love planet Venus moves backwards into Pisces where it will be until April 28th. During this time you may feel sweeter than sugar and softer than a pillow. You may find yourself acting like an incurable romantic, living in your own little dream world, at least as much as the cruel world will permit. You could be very detached from the reality you usually experience but you may be incredibly creative and open to inspiration. In fact, developing creativity and artistry will give you a great deal of satisfaction during this time. Let that motivate you but remember, this influence is retrograde so we may be redoing something from the past or completing a relationship from the past.

Also this week, Saturn, planet of karma, responsibility and restriction turns retrograde in Sagittarius until August 25th. Saturn already has the reputation of being a downer. How could four-and-a-half months of Saturn Retrograde possibly be a positive thing? Well, easily. Instead of getting more serious, folks back off a little bit. It’s a time to take a little breather from the usual breakneck pace that most people keep these days. Don’t worry, you’ll still get plenty of work done; it’s not like Saturn changes personality during this period. It’s just that the sense of urgency and anxiety relaxes somewhat. Doesn’t that sound like a relief?

But, Saturn is not well placed in Sagittarius. These two energies are fundamentally at odds with one another, with Saturn’s emphasis on restriction and responsibility against the freedom-loving, expansive, restless vibe of Sagittarius. Saturn will remain in Sagittarius until December 2017. Between now and December 2017, we’re likely to see an increasing focus on the world affairs governed by Sagittarius, such as religion, publishing and higher education.

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The Planets this Week: March 26 - April 1, 2017

March 27, 2017
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Aired Monday, 27 March 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: March 26 - April 1, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

The theme of new beginnings continues with the Aries New Moon. This energy could be the force behind some edgy impulses that need release. Having just completed a restive period, you’re ready for something exciting and new to begin. Brilliant schemes may be circulating in your brain. At the very least, you’re ready for something to happen and it will probably be by your own hand. With the New Moon in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, this lunar phase marks energetic beginnings and fresh starts. You are hankering for some action.

Also this week we have an unusual and intense aspect when excessive Jupiter forms a square to fanatical and destructive Pluto. Things aren’t going quite as smoothly as we’d hoped. Although the drive to succeed is very strong and we feel perhaps a bit too confident, it seems that everyone keeps getting in the way of our potential success. It feels like ‘they’ are out to get us. This is what conspiracy theories are made of! We just can’t put things into proper perspective. Small things seem big and big ones seem minor.

Finally, the week ends when communication planet moves into Taurus. Under the influence of Mercury in Taurus your mind might operate slowly and methodically. You may find yourself taking your time to thoroughly consider an idea, thinking through all the details before making up your mind. You’re likely to have great mental focus, able to concentrate on the task at hand and see it all the way to the end.

Once you reach a conclusion, you might get so attached to it that you refuse to budge, even when presented with convincing evidence. Mental stubbornness is the downside of this influence — a willingness to consider others’ ideas and opinions will serve you well.

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The Planets this Week: March 19 - 25, 2017

March 20, 2017
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The Planets this Week: March 19 - 25, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

One of the headlines of the year is on Monday 20th we will be celebrating the Vernal Equinox. This marks the official start of spring, in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere it is the start of autumn.

The Spring Equinox occurs around March 20 each year, when the sun enters the Cardinal sign of Aries and the spring season officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun rises due east and sets due west, no matter where on the planet you are. Days and nights are nearly equal.

Holidays during this time, such as Easter and Beltane, usually relate to fertility and the hope for successful crops in the field. Spring has been associated with burgeoning sexuality. In song, spring suggests the maiden or lad as they step into adulthood. Life offers many opportunities that have yet to be explored. Everything is fresh, new and exciting. Hormones act up and libidinal urges start to simmer within.

In the Southern Hemisphere, during the Autumn Equinox, the Sun rises due east and sets due west, no matter where on the planet you are. Days and nights are just about equal. Autumn marks the lengthening nights and darkening skies. Trees change colors as the leaves fall to the ground. The energy in the air has shifted from the extroverted, free-spirited nature of summer fun to a quieter, more reflexive foreshadowing of winter.

The equinox coincides with the start of the astrological new year and the Sun moving into Aries, the first sign of the zodiac.

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The Planets this Week: March 12 - 18, 2017

March 13, 2017
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Aired Monday, 13 March 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: March 12 - 18, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week? Mars moved into Taurus on the 9th where it will be until April 21st. Under this influence, slow and steady may be your motto. But like the tortoise who out-raced the hare, the amount of work you have the potential to accomplish could amaze everybody. You may find getting up in the morning, you may not be the fastest starter. At this time, you will respond well to routine and once you get going will find yourself methodically plowing through a task, project, or to-do list.

On the 12th we have a Full Moon in Virgo. During this time, you’ll probably feel a sense of achievement as you notice the progress of your efforts to tidy up at home and at work. In matters of health, you feel the effects of your exercise routine — or lack of one. Give yourself more time to reach the optimal goal that you originally set out to accomplish. Don’t try to push your body beyond its limits. Plug away slowly and you’ll soon find that your endurance and stamina increases noticeably.

On the 13th, communication planet Mercury moves into Aries where it will stay until March 31st. During this time your mind could be functioning at top speed and in short bursts of activity. You might not have a lot of patience to focus on one idea for too long, instead burning through one thought quickly and moving on to the next. Instead of weighing all the pros and cons of a situation, you may tend to make snap judgments based more on instinct than logic.

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Astrology: The Basics

March 6, 2017
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Aired Monday, 6 March 2017, 9:00 PM ET

Astrology: The Basics

This show is about the basics of astrology. The signs and their classifications. The twelve signs of the zodiac are divided into groups. There’s the elements such as fire, earth, air and water. The second group is are the modalities or qualities and they are cardinal, fixed and mutable.

For starters, your birth chart is created for the precise moment that you were born. At that time, each planet (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto), the Sun and the Moon were in measurable positions in the sky that is unique to your individual birth chart. Your birth chart reveals important insights about your personality, career choices, romantic potential, and much more.

The position of each planet in the twelve signs of the Zodiac reveals to astrologers the tone of each planet’s specific energy, and the effect of that placement in your chart. The ways in which planets interact with each other also reveal important influences. With a little help from the Zodiac, you can gain insight into your individual astrological characteristics and influences. For example, if you have a lot of Sagittarius in your birth chart, you’ll know that you are an outspoken trailblazer that needs a lot of freedom. However, if you have a lot of Cancer in your birth chart, you may be intuitive and shy, and can also be talkative and family oriented.

There are twelve Houses that correlate with the twelve Signs. Each Sign and House is ruled by a planet, the Sun, or the Moon. For instance, Libra is the second sign which is ruled by Venus, and Venus also rules the second House. The Signs represent the individual qualities and characteristics of a person, while Houses represent the qualities and characteristics of the environment in which a planet resides, transits or aspects.

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The Planets this Week: February 26 - March 4, 2017

February 27, 2017
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Aired Monday, 27 February 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: February 26 - March 4, 2017

We have an intense and busy week! The astrological headline of the week is the Solar Eclipse in Pisces on Sunday.

This influence helps you to better understand the alliances between people rather than the differences. Consider your personal boundaries and how that has kept you from truly connecting with others on a more meaningful level. How open are you? How in touch are you with your feelings? Can you offer more compassion to make this world a harmonious place to live in?

You may begin to realize that there are universal truths among humans no matter what race, status, gender, age, or education level. Consider how you can make changes on a more personal level, offering not only your knowledge, but also your heart to those in most need.

After all, society can’t truly change if the people within it still suffer emotionally. Look at the relationships you have with others. Check your feelings and see where you are blocked. Get in touch with your innermost self, minus the barriers. Evolve your soul by emphasizing the similarities you have with other people. Worry less about the differences. You may be surprised to find that a kind gesture or a hug can have strong reverberations.

Also this week, Mercury moves into Pisces so our intuitive powers are strong, while our rational mind might be on hiatus. Many of us will be in touch with the big picture and higher vision, but the details of daily life may escape us. Miscommunications and misunderstandings are possible, as we lose focus and it becomes more difficult to tell the difference between dreams and reality.

Finally this week, love planet Venus turns retrograde on Saturday through April 15th. During this period, your love life could be up, down and all over the place!

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