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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Aired Monday, 20 March 2017, 9:00 PM ET

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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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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An Overview of Astrology

February 20, 2017
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Aired Monday, 20 February 2017, 9:00 PM ET

An Overview of Astrology

Astrology has a fascinating history. The earliest recorded interpretations of astrology were found on from 1645-1625 BC. The earliest known horoscope dates back to 410 BC.

Anyone can gain greater personal understanding with astrology since it affects our lives just as the moon influences the tides. Astrology provides you tools that can help you make the best and most informed decisions. It is like a map for your soul that provides you with insights into the future, and reveals the tendencies, quirks, and truth about human nature, relationships, career choices and the world at large. Astrology may be used as a guide for daily living, as well as for forecasting and predictions.

Astrology is a complex system that dates back to the third Millennium B.C. It is based on celestial observations and correlating events. Astrology helped lay the foundation for the development of astronomy. It has influenced belief systems and even entire cultures. The many components of astrology, such as signs, planets and aspects, are what make it a complex system. It can be rather confusing until you begin to understand the basics. The many components are considered when forming accurate readings of astrological transitions and how they relate to each individual. The more you learn, the better you’ll be able to apply astrology’s wisdom to your own life.

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 Planets this Week: February 12 - 18, 2017

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

The Planets this Week: February 12 - 18, 2017

Find out what’s in store with the planets this week. We have a fairly quiet week, astrologically speaking. The headline of the week is the Sun moving into Pisces on Saturday where it will stay until March 20th.

During the Sun’s transit in Pisces, and depending on how it affects your birth chart, you may find yourself longing to escape from your everyday reality. You’re more sensitive now, and might feel overwhelmed by the people and responsibilities of daily life. You may also feel a longing to connect more with your inner world and spiritual life, rather than paying so much attention to the material world.

Look for positive ways to transcend the ordinary, like creative expression, meditation, yoga and other spiritual practices. This could be a great time to go on a retreat, or otherwise withdraw from socializing and busyness. If you don’t have a positive outlet for escape, you might be tempted to fall into the more negative expression of Pisces and be prone to addictions, illusions or avoidance.

Your imagination is strong now, and can be put to use in making music, painting, dancing, or writing poetry or fiction. You could also let yourself simply daydream about your future, and come up with a new vision for your ideal life. Dreams may be more active than usual, and paying attention to messages from your dreams can reveal profound guidance from your subconscious.

You could be a real softie now, easily brought to tears by a sad movie or even a sentimental TV commercial. Honor your increased sensitivity by purifying your body, your environment and your relationships. Take extra alone time to rest and recover when it all feels like too much.

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The Planets this Week: February 5 - 11, 2017

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

Find out what’s in store with the planets this week. The big news of the week is the Lunar Eclipse in Leo. During the Leo Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, creative endeavors really begin to take shape. Many of us will have a receptive audience. Overall, people’s moods are uplifted with Leo’s jovial spirit. Feeling particularly passionate about experiencing life to the fullest, many of us will have a full appreciation for the splendors of the natural world.

On Sunday, Jupiter, planet of luck and good fortune turns retrograde. Jupiter has been travelling through Libra since September 2016, and its tour of this gentle sign will last over a year, until October 2017. Commonly referred to as the Planet of Luck, Jupiter is also called the Planet of Philosophy due to its intellectually explorative nature. Its yearlong transit through diplomatic Libra expands our natural curiosity about the world along with our interest in connecting with people of different cultures and philosophies.

On Tuesday, communication planet Mercury moves into Aquarius where it will stay until February 25th. While Mercury is in Aquarius, and depending on how this transit affects your natal chart, your brain could be buzzing with inventive ideas. You may find yourself thinking outside the box, with sudden flashes of inspiration that open your mind to unusual and unexpected possibilities. You might even have trouble sleeping at night as the mental gears tirelessly turn.

Also, this week, the brilliant Sun is forming positive aspects to both Uranus and Jupiter. People are more open-minded than usual, curious and interested in change and reform. Progress is highlighted and plans are made. Tolerance and generosity are at a peak now, so take advantage by donating time or money to a charitable organization of your choice.

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