The Planets This Week: August 20, 2018

August 20, 2018
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Aired Monday, 20 August 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: August 20, 2018

The big news of the week is the Sun moving into Virgo! This show is dedicated to all you Virgos! While the Sun is in Virgo you could find yourself working hard to improve yourself and serve others. You might become more critical, and possibly judgmental, as you notice all the things that could be better, both in your own life and in the world. You have a strong desire to make a positive difference and are willing to dig in and get busy to make it happen.

Watch out for being too hard on yourself, or on your loved ones. The desire for perfection can be a great motivator, but if your standards are too high, you could be prone to disappointment and disillusion. You might become aware that you need to improve your skills to accomplish your goals. Don’t be too proud to ask for the help you need to polish and perfect your talents. This can be a great period for finding a mentor and undergoing some kind of apprenticeship.

Health and self-care come into focus, and you might pay more attention to your daily routines and habits. What’s not working about your schedule will become apparent, and you’ll have more motivation than usual to make positive changes that increase your overall well-being. Your system — especially digestion — could be extra-sensitive, and a simple, wholesome diet will probably serve you best.

To counter the tendency to be hyper-critical, make a point of appreciating the little things in life, and “find God” in the details of your daily existence. Washing the dishes can be an irksome chore or a mind-expanding meditation, depending on your attitude.

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The Planets This Week: August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018
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Aired Monday, 13 August 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: August 13, 2018

The astro headline of the week is Mars retrograding back into Capricorn while the dreaded Mercury retrograde finally turns direct at the end of the week.

While Mars is in Capricorn and depending on how this influence affects your birth chart, you’re driven to succeed. You’ve got the discipline and focus to achieve your ambitions, and you’re not afraid of hard work. Success is a high priority for you now, and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get to the top. In fact, you might have a tendency to be more calculating than usual, and at worst, people could accuse you of being ruthless. Be sure to consider other people’s feelings in your quest for success, otherwise you could find yourself “lonely at the top.”

During this transit, you want tangible, measurable results — concrete evidence of your efforts. You’re a paragon of pragmatism now and aren’t likely to make a move unless you’ve thought through all the possible outcomes. You might have a tendency to being too cautious or even fearful, missing out on a golden opportunity. Trust your instincts to guide you toward cautious risks.

Also, Mercury changes direction which means we can all breathe a sigh of relief as it starts to pick up pace once again in the sign of Leo. Depending on how this transit influences you personally, you may be great fun to be around, stimulating warm and lively conversations and interacting easily with other people. For this reason you have the potential to be quite popular and may receive many party invitations, since you’ll light up the scene no matter where you are.

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The Planets This Week: August 6, 2018

August 6, 2018
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Aired Monday, 6 August 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: August 6, 2018

The cosmic headline of the week is the intense Solar Eclipse in Leo! We also have love planet Venus moving into Libra and unpredictable Uranus turning retrograde in Taurus.

The third Solar Eclipse of 2018 happens on August 11th with the Sun at nearly 19 degrees Leo. Leo calls us to fulfill our heart’s desires and fully express who we are as individuals, without shame and without a second thought. We are to celebrate what makes us all special. The eclipse creates a sense of urgency to do this, though little with Leo feels urgent — more like dramatic.

Also, this week, love planet Venus moves into Libra where it will be until September 9th. Under the influence of Venus in Libra your social life could be in full swing. Gracious manners come naturally to you now, and your charms are irresistible.

If you’re single, you may long to be in partnership, and might even compromise your ideals, preferring to be coupled up than to be alone. You’re also more likely to see the good in everyone, so you’re less critical of potential mates. If you’re in a relationship, this can be a sweet time for rekindling the romance and bringing out the best in each other.

Uranus in Taurus will turn retrograde on Tuesday and will shake up our ideas of money, property, and values, possibly transforming these things, whether we want it or not. Uranus is the planet of unpredictability and will be in Taurus for the next seven years. What make it more intense right now is that it is forming a tense square to angry Mars which is currently retrograde!

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The Planets This Month: August 2018

July 30, 2018
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Aired Monday, 30 July 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Month: August 2018

August is a rollercoaster ride of important transits this year. The good news is that although the month starts off with a lot of tensions and potential drama, it concludes with two of the most positive weeks we’ve seen for a long while – so hang on in there!

The month starts as it intends to temporarily go on, with an explosively angry Mars-Uranus square on August 1st. On the 6th, a square between the Sun and Jupiter, the planet of excess, makes it even tougher to control emotions. Venus moves into diplomatic Libra the same day, which helps a little, but overall tempers are likely to continue to flare. Uranus adds to the pressure cooker atmosphere, turning retrograde on August 7th and forcing many of us to face our fears.

However, a New Moon and partial Solar Eclipse on August 11th falls in generous Leo, heralding a much more positive shift in energy. By the time Mercury turns direct on August 18th many of us will be feeling much happier. On the 19th, a magical Jupiter-Neptune trine blesses us with enormous abundance, creativity and compassion.

August 25th brings a stunning earth grand trine aspect between the Virgo Sun, Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. This is highly constructive and positive energy, which each of us can use to move forwards. On August 26th, a spiritual and creative Full Moon in Pisces adds to this impetus and just one day later Mars turns direct in can-do Capricorn – so despite a rocky start, August looks set to end on a fantastically upbeat note with the promise of good things to come.

The Planets This Week: July 23, 2018

July 23, 2018
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Aired Monday, 23 July 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: July 23, 2018

What a busy week we have! The Sun moves into Leo so this show is dedicated to all you Leos! There is also a very powerful Lunar Eclipse on Friday and yet again we have the dreaded Mercury Retrograde starting on Wednesday.

Under the bright light of the Leo Sun during the next few week, many of us may find ourselves longing for recognition. We now want to stand out and be seen and appreciated just for being our unique self. We may become more aware of what makes us special — our talents, personality, and past experience — and we want other people to notice too!

Creative energy is strong, and this is a great time to devote to artistic passions and stoke our creative fire. Drama is Leo’s specialty, and when the need for self-expression isn’t honored, melodrama can result.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Friday brings a conflict between self-expression and the collective but with more emphasis on the collective and what’s good for all humanity. A detached, progressive, contrarian, future- and technology-minded Moon may be just what the world needs to help us all detach from our personal dramas. The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius reminds us that we’re all just one of seven billion people on Earth, and that we are our brothers’ keepers.

Also, this week, we have yet another Mercury retrograde but this time it’s in Leo! This influence triggers passionate displays of expression that are sure to cause reactions from you and from others. This fiery planetary influence inspires more emotion behind words and thoughts, which inspires passionate responses, which in turn, ignites the airspace with electricity.

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An Interview with Dr. Laura Tadd, Professional Astrologer and Author

July 16, 2018
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Aired Monday, 16 July 2018, 9:00 PM ET

An Interview with Dr. Laura Tadd, Professional Astrologer and Author

As a social scientist and internationally known astrologer, Dr. Laura Tadd has found an astrological perspective to be unparalleled when it comes to helping us heal from the past, access our potential and lead deeply fulfilling lives. One of her arias of greatest focus is the parent and child relationship. She is currently working on a book expanding on her e-book – Stellar Parenting: Enriching the Parent and Child Relationship – found on her website www.mythicsky.com.

The parent-child relationship is profoundly nuanced. Consequently, any attempt at a universal parenting theory is doomed to fail. It is not that parenting is without constants. All children need love, and research has shown the importance of physical affection; even the youngest of children need touch to thrive. But, if we hope to raise freethinking individuals who flourish in ways unique to them, we must tailor how they are parented.

The addition of an astrological view helps a parent understand their child and their relationship with them. It illuminates there are points of ease; where they push their child’s buttons and where their child pushes theirs. Likewise, astrology can aid a parent in mundane things, like individualizing study habits, as well as more complex challenges such as bullying on the playground.

Families operate in a systemic way, and when one member changes the whole family is impacted. Applying an astrological perspective, not only deepens one’s understanding of their child and their relationship with them, but it is also an unparalleled tool for adults to understand, improve and heal their relationship with their family of origin.

The Planets This Week: July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018
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Aired Monday, 9 July 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: July 9, 2018

There is a lot going on this week, astrologically speaking. The big news of the week, the month and year is the Solar Eclipse in Cancer! We also have love planet Venus moving into Virgo and expansive Jupiter finally turning direct after four months of being retrograde.

The Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 12th promises to be a memorable one! It forms a challenging opposition to transformational Pluto while creating a harmonious grand water trine to Jupiter and Neptune…talk about confusing!

The Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse will remind us to think about things closest to our heart and home. We may find ourselves evaluating our feelings about our home life, our childhood, and even issues of self-love. A need for security lies just beneath the surface of our feelings. If any aspect of our life feels unsafe, this is the time to consider what our remedies should be. If someone in our life is constantly overstepping their boundaries then perhaps it is time to move them out of your home or to move yourself out of the situation.

Also, this week, love planet Venus moves into Virgo where it will be until August 6th. Many of us may be more critical of potential suitors or, if in a relationship, of our partner. Although we may think we’re being helpful, our words could be received as harsh or judgmental. At the same time, we might be more sensitive to other people’s criticism, because we may feel less confident than usual.

Jupiter, planet of luck and good fortune finally turns direct after a 4+ month retrograde period. It is in the sign of Scorpio which reveals what is not known. During this time, we may discover what has been hidden or be able to see what others miss.

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The Planets This Week: July 2, 2018

July 2, 2018
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Aired Monday, 2 July 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: July 2, 2018

July this year has some key lessons for us to learn about compassion. With quite a few feel-good transits, particularly in the first third of the month, many of us will be feeling settled – however, events later in the month are set to question that kind of complacency. We’re being asked to examine our consciences and to challenge the egotism and aggression we see around us.

Chiron turns retrograde in Aries on July 4th, initiating a four-month period during which learning from the past becomes super-important. That which has hurt us previously now serves only to make us more conscious and more aware. The Sun makes two happy trines in the first week of July, first to Jupiter and then to Neptune – these aspects encourage the free flow of money and resources and give us the sensitivity to help those who need these resources the most.

As Venus moves into Virgo on July 9th, a much more cynical air prevails. The Cancer New Moon on the 12th is a Supermoon and partial Solar Eclipse, opposed by powerful Pluto. The message here is not to start something new unless you’re totally confident that it has the backing of those who matter. The Leo Sun makes a difficult square to Uranus on July 25th, followed by a heated opposition to Mars on the 27th – these transits bring volatile, unpredictable energy which can be quite angry. July rounds out with a Full Moon and total Lunar Eclipse on July 27th which highlights uncertainty and the need for calm heads.

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The Planets This Week: June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018
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Aired Monday, 25 June 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: June 25, 2018

What’s on the cosmic radar for this week? We have a Full Moon in Capricorn, Mars turning retrograde and Mercury moving into Leo. 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.

Mars retrograde in Aquarius hinders direct action; it’s a boiling pot with a lid on it. It causes frustration, self-doubt, and people turning their energy – and their anger – inward, at themselves and at those closest to them. There is a silver lining to this fixed Mars retrograde, however, it forces us to have patience and persevere with our plans as much as we may want to throw in the towel.

Also this week, communication planet Mercury moves into Leo. During this time, we may be filled with big ideas and grand plans. We’re less concerned about the details and more interested in the broader vision of what we want to create. Confidence in our own opinions will be strong — maybe too strong! Watch out for arrogance or getting too wedded to being right. Our minds will be youthful and curious, helping us to think creatively and get a fresh perspective on an old problem.

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The Planets This Week: June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018
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Aired Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Week: June 18, 2018

The astro headline of the week is that we will be celebrating the Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere (and the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere). This coincides with the Sun moving into Cancer which means this show is dedicated to all you Crabs!

Under this influence many of us might long for deeper connections and a sense of belonging. Familiarity and security seem more important than meeting new people or exploring new places or ideas. The impulse now is to strengthen bonds with our partner, family and close friends.

The past may have a strong pull now, and we could find ourselves lost in nostalgia, flipping through photo albums or grandma’s old memorabilia. We might also be drawn to reconnect with people from our past, or to revisit our old haunts. Traditions are more attractive now, and we could even have a tendency to be a bit old-fashioned.

Also this week, nebulous Neptune turns retrograde until November 24th. Neptune is related to our creativity and spiritual life. It is often called the planet of illusion, because it rules all things illusory — the intangible, the ethereal, the abstract and elusive. When Neptune is retrograde, we’re more likely to be attentive to these areas of our life and give them voice. We may not present the efforts of your inspirations right away — that may wait till Neptune has gone direct — but we will cherish them all the more for waiting. Keep a dream journal, as dreams are likely to be vivid and meaningful during Neptune Retrograde, if we take the time to interpret them.

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