The Planets this Week: August 20 - 26, 2017

August 21, 2017
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Aired Monday, 21 August 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: August 20 - 26, 2017

The astro headline of the week, month and year is the total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21st. Everybody from coast-to-coast is a buzz with this rare event. The last time we had a total Solar Eclipse across the USA was nearly 100 years ago. People from all over the country are ready to view this occurrence.

A solar eclipse can only occur during a New Moon, when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun to create a ‘Moon sandwich’ effect that gives the visual illusion of an eclipse.

There are four types of eclipses that can be seen from Earth. The most dramatic is a ‘total eclipse,’ which happens when the Sun is completely superimposed by the disc of the Moon, leaving only a bright corona shining behind the Moon. In order to see a total eclipse, you must be in the direct path of the Sun-and-Moon alignment. An ‘annular eclipse,’ in which the Sun and Moon are exactly in line but the Moon is smaller than the Sun, shows a bright ring surrounding the outline of the Moon. A ‘hybrid eclipse’ is in between a total and annular eclipse. At some points on the Earth it appears as a total eclipse, but at other locations, it appears to be annular. A ‘partial eclipse’ occurs when the Sun and Moon are not exactly in line, and the Moon only partially obscures the Sun. The Sun looks like a bite has been taken out of it.

Solar eclipses last only a few minutes and should always be viewed with protective glasses. Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye, because eye damage may result — and quickly! Since Earthlings are dependent on the Sun’s rays for light, warmth and agriculture, it’s no wonder that common folk have historically feared eclipses, when the Sun appears to be eaten up by an invisible, but incredibly powerful, mysterious being.

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The Planets this Week: August 6 - 12, 2017

August 7, 2017
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Aired Monday, 7 August 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: August 6 - 12, 2017

The headline of the week, the month and the year is the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on Monday. A lunar eclipse can have an impact on our emotional state and often affects relationships with others. The way you respond to crises may need adjustment when circumstances warrant a new approach. You may feel disoriented, excitable or emotionally wired during a lunar eclipse.

During this Lunar Eclipse in Leo our creative endeavors really begin to take shape. Our mood is uplifted with Leo’s jovial spirit. Feeling particularly passionate about experiencing life to the fullest, you have full appreciation for the splendors of the natural world. Colors may seem brighter, people friendlier; playtime and leisure activities are highlighted. A love affair that began at an earlier time may be progressing to another level. You should begin to get a clearer picture of what may be possible between the two of you. Try to enjoy the time that you have together right now.

The other big news of the week is Mercury turning retrograde. Yes, here it is again the planet of communication wrecking havoc! 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.

Everyone knows that Mercury Retrograde is a great time to do things that start with ‘re’: repair, reduce, reconsider, recreate. But what else can you do to bring out the best energy of this period? Certainly, thoughts turn more inward than outward, so taking care of personal affairs is a great idea.

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The Planets this Week: July 30 - August 5, 2017

July 31, 2017
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Aired Monday, 31 July 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: July 30 - August 5, 2017

Love planet Venus moves into Cancer where it will be until August 25th. Under the influence of Venus in Cancer, and depending on how this transit affects your natal chart, you may find yourself longing for deep emotional connections. Casual relationships don’t appeal to you — it’s intimacy that you crave. Your sensitive, soft-hearted side comes out now, and you want to feel safe enough in your relationships to show your vulnerability. When you feel that your sense of security is threatened, you might hide behind the protection of your Crab shell, and put others off with your crankiness.

You may be more nurturing and maternal toward your loved ones now, baking their favorite treats and tending to their every need. Once you feel committed, you’re in for the long haul, and are willing to invest your time and energy in making the relationship work. Just be sure that you’re not giving too much of yourself away, and that there’s a balance of give-and-take. Because of your strong desire for intimacy, you might also have a tendency to commit yourself too quickly, ignoring the warning signals. Be sure to pay close attention to your feelings and intuition.

Also this week, Uranus, planet of the unexpected turns retrograde at the last degree of Aries. Uranus is the oddball of the solar system, in more ways than one. For starters, it rolls along its equator instead of spinning upright in its orbit, the way a proper planet does. During the retrograde period, our more outrageous inclinations may be less evident, though occasionally, for someone who’s normally rather repressed, this period will provide the opportunity to throw off the shackles of inhibition and allow a freer self to emerge. This is the ultimate triumph of Uranus Retrograde.

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The Planets this Week: July 23 - 29, 2017

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

The Planets this Week: July 23 - 29, 2017

This week we have a New Moon in Leo. The New Moon presents an opportune time for new starts and beginnings. Practically imperceptible to the human eye, the New Moon seems almost non-existent from our vantage point. However, like our subconscious minds, we know it’s there, progressing slowly toward illumination.

There may be a feeling or a desire brewing within for some sort of change. This is a time for planting seeds, for birthing new ideas and starting afresh. Creatively speaking, inspiration can be residing somewhere just beneath the surface, barely breaking into conscious thought. You may want to carve out some quiet time to nurture any cerebral stirrings. Nourish your mind with books. Listen to dreams that inspire ideas. You may want to take a project that you’ve been working on in a different direction, forging a new path.

On Tuesday, communication planet Mercury moves into Virgo where it will be until August 31st. This is an extra-long transit due to the retrograde period on August 12th. With the influence of Mercury in Virgo you may find you have a keen, piercing intellect and can zero in on required information like a hawk on a mouse.

At this time, your mind will work efficiently and quickly. You’ll learn best through organized logical courses of study and you may be drawn to math and the sciences. You’ll be capable of very detailed work and won’t shy away from numbers, figures, or equations. You’ll tend to be very orderly in your thinking and methodology, which will make you inclined toward academics, research, study projects and the like. However, you won’t want to be too abstract and you’ll prefer work that has practical benefit, and not just for yourself but for others as well.

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The Planets this Week: July 16 - 22, 2017

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

The Planets this Week: July 16 - 22, 2017

What do the planets have in store for this week? With both Mars and the Sun moving into Leo there is a lot of fiery action oriented energy at play. The Sun moves into its favorite sign of Leo on Saturday where it will be until August 22nd. Under the bright light of the Leo Sun, and depending on how it shines on other planets in your birth chart, you might find yourself longing for recognition. You now want to stand out and be seen and appreciated just for being your unique self. You may become more aware of what makes you special — your talents, personality, and past experience — and you want other people to notice too!

Leo rules the heart, and love is in the air. You might be more romantic than usual, surprising your sweetie with flowers or chocolates. You’ll certainly appreciate being showered with gifts yourself! Leo is the king or queen, and both giving and receiving the royal treatment are highly satisfying.

On Thursday, warrior planet Mars also moves into Leo where it will be until September 5th. Mars will be in Leo the entire time that the Sun is in Leo, creating a Leo double-whammy of positive cosmic energy. The Sun is the natural ruler of Leo, making all things Leo prominent, and Mars comes up, giving the Sun a boost up. Mars is the planet of action, the will to do, aggression, physical exertion, and the libido. Leo is a fixed fire sign, like a giant fire burning in hearth. Mars makes it bigger, brighter, and hotter.

This show is dedicated to all you Leo’s out there or anyone who has a Leo in their life!

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The Planets

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

The Planets

Astrology is not a belief system, and it’s definitely not a supernatural phenomenon. It’s an ancient and complex system based on careful observation of the heavens and the movement of the planets around the Sun. It’s a system that you can use to better understand human nature and life here on earth.

There are so many components to astrology that it can get pretty confusing. Sun signs, birth charts, planets and aspects… Lots of factors go into an accurate reading of astrological conditions and how they relate to you. But just for starters, at the exact moment that you were born, the planets were in particular positions in the sky. Together, they tell all about you, heart and soul.

According to astrology, the planets in our birth chart include more than just our nine — including celestial bodies that we don’t normally think of as planets, such as the Sun and the Moon.

The planets were in a certain, distinctive pattern in the sky at the exact moment that you were born, and a map of their configuration is called your natal chart, or birth chart. Each planet represents something in itself — your personality (Sun), the way you think (Mercury), the way you love (Venus) and so on — but together, the angles and connections among all of them also paint a highly specific and accurate portrait of who you are as an individual.

Some people like to claim that astrology doesn’t work — that it provides only generic information that could be applied to anyone. But take a look at a reading of your birth chart, and you’ll find out just how specific the information gets! You’ll be amazed by the picture of you that astrology paints, including in-depth analysis of your emotional life, your dreams and motivations and your subconscious drives.

The Planets this Week: July 2 - 8, 2017

July 3, 2017
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The Planets this Week: July 2 - 8, 2017

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

We have two planets changing signs. The first is love planet Venus moving into Gemini where it will be until July 31st. Venus leaves the sign of its natural rulership and enters Gemini. Gemini is the sign of communication, commutes, errands, siblings, and neighbors. Venus smooth over everything she touches. Any problems with communication, commutes, trips, and relationships with siblings and neighbors will be smooth sailing. People will be pleasant when they speak to each other, and you’ll be more polite overall, too. It just won’t feel good to be pushy, and frankly, you won’t want to use the energy to be assertive or aggressive.

Next up, communication planet Mercury moves into Leo where it will be until July 25th. While Mercury is in Leo, and depending on how this transit influences your birth chart, your mind may be filled with big ideas and grand plans. You’re less concerned about the details and more interested in the broader vision of what you want to create. Confidence in your own opinions is strong — maybe too strong! Watch out for arrogance or getting too wedded to being right.

This weekend we can expect an intense Full Moon in Capricorn. During the Capricorn Full Moon, your inbox or voicemail may contain promising messages regarding a career opportunity, if that’s what you seek at this time. Your efforts during the past couple of weeks could generate the kind of response that you’ve been hoping for. Although there may not be a guarantee of a new position, getting feedback is always great for your self-esteem. If you’ve been questioning your recent decisions, you may become more certain by what the universe seems to be sending your way. Your hunches have gotten you this far in life. Continue following the many leads that arise.

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The Planets this Week: June 25 - July 1, 2017

June 26, 2017
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The Planets this Week: June 25 - July 1, 2017

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

Summer has officially begun in the Northern Hemisphere (and Winter in the Southern Hemisphere). The Summer Solstice occurs around June 21 or so, when the Sun enters the Cardinal sign of Cancer.

The Summer Solstice coincides with the Sun moving into Cancer. Cancer is symbolized by the Crab, which makes a lot of sense when you take that sensitive, emotional nature into account. When things get tense, Cancer goes into self-protection mode, pulling into its shell until the trouble clears.

A Cardinal Water Sign, emotional Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which explains that ultra-sensitive moodiness. But Cancer isn’t all about protecting itself; not even close. This sign is the caretaker of the Zodiac, who will go to great lengths to keep its loved ones safe and supported. Cancers are nothing if not deeply connected with their families, and would do anything for their friends as well — even if it doesn’t always seem like it. Cancer can come across as a very introverted sign, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care. This sign can get so emotional that it doesn’t know how to express itself, and there’s that handy shell again, ready for Cancer to retreat to.

We also have a New Moon in Cancer and Mercury moved into Cancer so there’s a lot of watery energy during these hot summer weeks!

Mercury is very busy this week with its many aspects to other planets. The way you communicate has a lot to do with the planet Mercury, which is often called the planet of communication and also rules your thought processes, your logic (or lack thereof), your intellectual ideas and the way you get those ideas across to the world.

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The Planets this Week: June 11 - 17, 2017

June 12, 2017
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The Planets this Week: June 11 - 17, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this summer? Now is the best time to see what’s ahead this season according to your sign and make the most of these planetary alignments.

If you’re an Aries the New Moon on the 23rd is the best time of the entire year to tackle household matters. Relocating, purchasing a home or launching a renovation project are all favored during the second half of June.

For Taurus Venus, your ruling planet, moves into your sign on June 6th, causing your star power to burn more brightly than ever. Use it to attract love, money, luck and creative opportunity.

For Gemini, on July 4th, Venus moves into your sign, enhancing your natural wit, charm and intelligence. Don’t be surprised when you become a love magnet. For Cancer, the Full Moon on July 8th brings exciting news from your business or romantic partner. Take this opportunity to celebrate your mutual victory over a lavish dinner.

What about if you’re a Virgo then on July 25th Mercury, your ruling planet, enters your sign giving added force to your brilliant ideas and creative suggestions. It’s a great time to make a public presentation or give a professional talk. How about for Capricorn? The Full Moon rises in your sign on July 8th, marking a fabulous personal transformation. You may complete an assignment or journey that puts you on a brand new path at this time.

And Pisces? Ambitious Saturn goes direct in your Professional Sector on August 25th, allowing you to make progress in your career. A desirable position could finally become available or a big promotion could come through.

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The Planets this Week: June 4 - 10, 2017

June 5, 2017
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The Planets this Week: June 4 - 10, 2017

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

There’s a few planetary shifts happening this week. The first is Mars moving into Cancer where it will be until July 20th. This isn’t the most comfortable placement for Mars, but not completely terrible. Mars is the planet of action, the will to do, aggression, physical exertion, and the libido. Cancer is a reactive sign of nurturing, family, protection, imagination, motherhood, and origins.

Next up is Venus moving into Taurus on Tuesday. Under the influence of Venus in Taurus, and depending on how this transit affects your birth chart, you could find yourself indulging in the sensual side of life. You’re likely to take your time expressing warmth and affection toward your sweetie, and will likewise revel in receiving physical contact.

Next up is a Full Moon in Sagittarius. During the Sagittarius Full Moon, you’re likely to be in a jolly mood that makes you feel truly alive. Recent steps you have taken to add some zest to your life are working. No longer plagued by feelings of boredom, you are more able to enjoy getting up when the promise of a fun day lies ahead of you. Give yourself a pat on the back for taking charge of your own well-being.

After a four month retrograde period, Jupiter planet of luck and good fortune turns direct. When Jupiter is retrograde in Libra, from February 5 through June 9, 2017, that expansive energy turns inward. During this phase, we are challenged to take stock of our beliefs and ideals, and be honest with ourselves about whether the lives we’re living truly match our most cherished beliefs.

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