Astrology Readings

October New Moon

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By Rubys Readings

The NEW MOON forms on Monday, October 8, 2018, in the sign of Libra.

On Monday night, a New Moon occurs in the sign of the scales, Libra! This is a good time to commit yourself to personal goals that have to do with your relationships or partnerships, both personal and business. This exciting New Moon can be good for new beginnings of course, in old and new relationships both. If you are willing to extend an “olive branch” to someone, and maybe welcome back an estranged family member or friend back into your life, or even give love a second chance, this beautifully complex New Moon can help you! With Venus now in its Retrograde cycle, those we have loved often come back around for a second try, but that doesn’t mean it will necessarily stay together once the Retro cycle is over.

Under this energy, we have a chance to work on our negotiating skills without giving up our own needs or giving in to someone else only just to keep the peace or to make them happy. It’s a good time to work on balancing our relationships and to see our partners as our teammates rather than competition. Libra energy also helps us learn how to bring opposites together, but there’s always a fine line that we must not cross while learning how to make the effort to stay committed in our relationships, or we may end up acting dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage.

Under this potent Libra New Moon energy, we have an opportunity to make some important changes in our lives. Some of the lessons Libra teaches all of us involves learning how to make peace and restore harmony with those around us, and in our own environments. This helps us establish some order and create balance in our world. It is also important to see the value and worth of your partner, but that may not be as easy with Venus the ruler of relationships, (Libra’s ruling planet,) now in Retrograde, you may feel a little more cut off emotionally or reserved, but if you search your heart surely you will feel what is valuable. This New Moon brings in a fresh and creative energy into our lives, and more specifically, into our relationships. Our desire to balance out our personal relationships can feel very strong during this cycle. This can be a good time for negotiations because we are more able to assert ourselves and our needs in ways that don’t offend or upset others.

However, this New Moon forms a tense Square to powerful Pluto, which can add some drama and intensity to our already existing relationship issues. This also can bring up and out completely new problems related to power and control. At one point over the next three days or so you will more than likely have to deal with some sort of resistance from others as our personal dreams and goals might conflict or compete with our goals in our relationships.

Pluto is currently in the sign of Capricorn, which connects us to the element of Earth, so we want something real, solid, and tangible. Pluto often brings out power struggles and can have you feeling pressured during this time. The lesson with Pluto connecting to this New Moon, is to be able to see that it’s not so much about the results as the connections you have with others, and that your relationships are powerful perhaps and intense, but also make sure they bring about more positive feelings to you.

Astro Tip
With Pluto involved, watch and safeguard your health and your relationships both during this time. Colds and feeling ran down are often symptoms from this influence. If you have any medical issues do everything in your power to change your habits and lifestyle to get healthier. During this New Moon, you can put yourself on some sort of diet or plan that will help you improve your health. You can be quite serious and passionate about kicking bad habits, especially when it comes to how you eat! It is believed that the effects of this New Moon on Oct 8 will last until November 7, when another New Moon will occur in the sign of Scorpio.

Luckily, Venus is also tied in to this New Moon and makes a harmonious Trine to Neptune in Pisces (healing energy,) this brings a degree of flexibility to the table, as long as we are compassionate and empathic to our own needs and in our relationships, once we can recognize our own vulnerabilities in someone else’s situation or behavior, we can be much more compassionate and kind. This is a reflection of ourselves, mirror-mirror on the wall kind of stuff! Ya know to be kind to others and they will be kind to you, Karmic ties and what you put out will come back to you good, bad, or indifferent.

Whatever you do during the next few days this is a time to Set Intentions with the New Moon energy, so make sure to start writing out those lists about what you truly want to see happen in your life next, what do you desire the most, and what paths do you want the Universe to put you down now, so you can go after your goals. If you have never done this work, no worries it’s easy just click this link, Setting Intentions with the New Moon, and read all about how you can do some amazing and often life-changing work with the New Moon.

New Moon Times
Pacific Time, October 8 at 8:46 p.m.
Eastern Time, October 8 at 11:46 p.m.
Central Time, October 8 at 10:46 p.m.

Have a Magical New Moon Day!
~Ruby

Sun in Libra

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Saturday, Sept. 22 – Oct. 23

“SUN IN LIBRA”

Happy Birthday, Libra! And Happy Libra Season to all.

The Sun shifts from practical, detailed Virgo into the sign of harmony and balance, Libra.

This is our Autumnal Equinox, and we will experience equal hours of daylight as darkness.

Today is something to talk about because not only is the Sun moved into Libra, but so has the “great messenger” Mercury. So our core self and minds are in sync, besides the constant need to for balance these aspects turn our focus towards our relationships and brings in the energy of cooperation and equality.

You will feel sharp and aware of issues of injustices or unfair treatment of others, which may be a direct result of you taking a stand for yourself or others, especially if it’s around those you love. It’s easier to see all sides to most situations, so remember you can’t make everyone happy, because decision making can prove to be difficult. You might start playing the role of peacemaker under this influence, so you can be quite diplomatic when it comes to dealing with problems or business dealings.

We desire peace and harmony and create that energy both aware and unconsciously. Be careful to not seek out the approval of others too much during this cycle, as it can be difficult to know who’s telling the truth sometimes, follow your gut instincts during Libra Season as our inner awareness and psychic-self is at its strongest. You have an extra boost of intuition now with mental Mercury now in in the sign of Libra, as well, for most of October, so it’s just natural to study other folks and their behaviors and body language, which can tell you an awful lot about a person, go ahead and try it, you will see exactly what I am talking about. 

This transit can especially affect those with Libra Suns signs or Rising signs. Libra’s should feel a great big jolt of confidence and playfulness over these next four weeks, and the rest of you may be made more aware of how to balance what is required of you both emotionally and physically to achieve balance.

While under the Sun in Libra we will strive to keep some sort of balance and greater equilibrium for the next 28 days or so. Our relationships will also become of great interest and focus from September 22nd through October 23rd.

FYI we can struggle with how to handle our relationships with Venus the planet of love in the mysterious sign of Scorpio during this time, and with planet Venus going into its Retrograde cycle soon. Relationships are under a microscope and are about to get a big dose of reality through the end of November!

~Ruby

Mercury Retrograde News

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Mercury Retrograde News
Time of Confusion
by Ruby

Well, it’s that time again folks, things are starting to really slow down as “Mercury goes Retrograde”, this makes for an interesting Cosmic mix this summer, as this energy brings twists and turns that can cause confusion. Just mentioning this Astrological event causes some high anxiety!

~Mercury is officially Retrograde from July 25 – Aug 18.

If you don’t know what Mercury in Retrograde is let me help ya out. It’s when the planet Mercury appears to be going backward from our perspective here on Earth. Such a large celestial body coming to a halt in its cosmic journey comes with its repercussions and affects our lives.

There are already several other planets in Retrograde right now, and the majority of these Retrogrades aren’t as annoying as Mercury can be, or at least we just don’t notice their effects in the same way, because Mercury is closer to the Sun and is considered to be an inner-planet rather than an outer-planet like Neptune. So with a Retrograde only lasting for three weeks, it tends to wreak some havoc in a very short amount of time, and this is intense for us to handle mentally.

Since Mercury rules over our cognitive skills and processing, it affects how we communicate, express ourselves, and think, but it also affects technology and transportation. Glitches and snafus seem to be strong during this Retrograde time. Often Mercury in Retrograde will cause delays in our thinking, but it also can cause things like mistakes and errors and if you work with any kind of computer or paperwork this can be a highly annoying time! During this cycle watch for things like travel delays, losing important paperwork, computer and phones breaking down, awkward social interactions, ex’s both friends and lovers come back into our lives (this doesn’t mean we are meant to be back together with them.)

This cycle again affects how we think, therefore all kinds of odd little things can happen, like mistaking a word or sentence for something completely different than what is written, or you can hear someone say something and realize later they didn’t say it at all! Our minds have moved down into a different realm now, and we must learn how to listen to our “Intuition” to understand things that we normally cognitively would just know. So our messages from the Universe don’t come in so clearly now, things are not black or white, we are in the grey folks! Therefore, the only way to really understand things is to go by how we are FEELING, let that little voice inside you, your higher power, or guides help you by learning how to connect more so to your spirit during this time, and you can coast along and understand some things like you never have before, it can actually be a process of discovery like no other. Also, during Mercury in Retro, we tend to learn things about others and situations that we never knew before, so pay attention to the information that is coming in now it can be important later.

This time around Mercury is in the proud sign of Leo, so expect issues to come up between July 25 and Aug 18. But the Universe always creates some sort of balance and even though Mercury in Retrograde causes some mayhem for us, it is never without a purpose. During this time you are seriously supposed to be taking a time out from your daily grind, and responsibilities, yes it is a great time to take a long vacation if you can, just expect delays if you travel. It is time to turn inward into deep introspection within ourselves, rather than work against these Cosmic forces. In fact, you shouldn’t be “Starting Anything New” or take any risky moves until this cycle is done. Instead, you should be reviewing, re-working, or redoing, and organizing things in your life. Look at what you have already been working on, and start preparing in advance to avoid problems during the actual Retrograde cycle.

There will be a point when this Mercury in Retro cycle will challenge you and your ego because you are also being tested by Mercury to learn how to trust the Universe in all its crazy unpredictable energies. So, therefore, it’s never a great idea to take failure personally, instead see it as a lesson and a learning experience. If you are doing the work spiritually or even just working with the energies in some way, you should put faith in that the doing that work, simply just works! All you can do is relax and flow with this influence and know you are doing what you can. Use this time wisely to go back over anything that comes up be it emotional, physical, or mental.

It’s a good time to clear your mind and meditate or just relax. Mercury rules the mind and in Retrograde right now we have to rely on our extra-sensory abilities, pay attention to how you’re feeling, and what you see and hear that others may not, your signs and messages. It’s time to let your intuition guide you because our rational minds are on a Vacation for the next 4 weeks.

~Ruby

Mercury in Leo – Express Yourself

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Mercury in Leo
Express Yourself

For All Zodiac Signs:
Mercury enters the sign of proud and expressive Leo today! This transit will be in this sign until September 5th, which is longer than usual due to Mercury going Retrograde, from July 25 through August 18, which is usually a challenging time. But this blog is about Mercury’s time in the sign of Leo, which affects all of us!

With Mercury in the sign of Leo our thinking is very strong, so we can feel more confident and tend to demand respect, and can get quite upset if we feel someone is talking down to us or is not listening to what we are saying. One thing we should be careful of especially once the Sun Enters Leo around July 22nd is just how aggressive, pushy, and over bearing we can get. There will be a whole lot of Leo energy swirling around and this means some folks won’t know how to handle this fiery energy, so be mindful and if you feel like your going to Roar take a break and get space!

It’s a good time to focus on your goals, and the more magnificent the goal, the better. This cycle can help you organize your thoughts to concentrate for long periods of time, which can help you meet your goals. Our minds our full of energy and our will power is strong, we are full of perseverance, and have a stronger sense of purpose.

Our minds may just naturally go to the positive, so we can be more kind, easy-going, and cheerful, even though on occasion we can be quite opinionating, stubborn, arrogant, and to forceful.

The little actions we take do really matter in this energy, but the details aren’t as important because we want to get to the point and have some fun. We are much more expressive and a little dramatic, and can do well when we get an opportunity to express ourselves, so giving speeches or telling stories can go quite well.

We also can be very charming, convincing, and persuasive because we are full of confidence and pride, especially when we speak or write. Therefore, we should be mindful to listen to people to hear them and not just to reply, because we might want to chat a lot more then usual. Also watch for gossip, it is all too easy to start talking about other folks during this time, and we can get wrapped up in what we’re talking about and end up over sharing with the wrong people.

With the planet Mercury ruling our thoughts and how we express ourselves in the sign of Leo, we may be particularly concerned with our looks and how we present ourselves, under this energy people feel more like dressing up as we are on the grand stage of life and everyone else is the audience. This doesn’t necessarily mean we will want attention from everyone however, we can be very picky and choosy about who we draw to us and be actually more closed off or even shy emotionally about our deeper truths.

It is NOT a good time to starve yourself, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t diet or eat healthier, but make sure to eat several small meals throughout the day to keep your blood sugar level. Depriving yourself will not go well and can make you feel rather aggressive and moody! You might just crave extra saucy, fatty food, so don’t go overboard.

After working hard we also will feel more like playing just as hard, so set time aside to allow your inner child to explore and have some fun, this is a very natural way of being under this Leo energy and if we choose to ignore it and not allow ourselves some time to relax and enjoy something we love we can become quite irritated and lonely.

~Ruby

Mars In Retrograde – “A Slow Down”

Rubys Astro Alert
Mars Retrograde in Aquarius
“A Slow Down”
Well here we are folks, yet another planet is going into Retrograde! This time it’s Mars. Unlike when Mercury goes Retrograde, and the world’s electronics tend to go wonky, we will need to pay extra attention to our “actions” because Mars rules over our passions, drive, motivation, and physical movement!
With Mars in Retrograde moving in any direction can be difficult. This is a time when we seem to struggle with getting tasks done or we leave things incomplete. Instead of moving around physically, we tend to travel more mentally. It’s a good time to redo, renovate, and repair things instead of pushing to move forward and taking on new projects!
~Mars will be in its Retrograde cycle from June 26th through August 27th!
The planet Mars moves fast so it only goes Retrograde every two years! It’s probably a good idea to think first before starting anything and when taking certain actions, because this cycle tends to lower our energy levels and can cause frustrations as obstacles come up around whatever we make an effort to get done. Most Astrologers agree that during Mars Retrograde we should be extra cautious and if at all possible avoid activities that are considered to be risky or demanding. Lots of folks end up in minor accidents or fail to judge a situation correctly during this time.
Even during this Planetary cycle, life goes on!
For 11 weeks while Mars is Retrograde, we will have to make important decisions even though it’s not the best time. So for example, if you’re unemployed, you’re going to want to accept a new job offer. During Mars Retro you probably will feel the same lack of energy or vitality in any part of your life your take on. So for this reason alone, it’s not the best time to start anything brand new, whether it’s a job, relationship, (sexual or otherwise) or even an argument. If you’ve already started something before this cycle began, it is time to slow down, cool yourself off, and reassess what you want and desire for now before taking any further action.
It’s also not a great time to enter a sexual relationship, committed or not. But most of us don’t want to be celibate, so you probably won’t be. But if you’re planning any important events make sure to pick a time when the planetary influences are working to your advantage, and for some, the Retrogrades are a better time, but let me point out that it’s rare!! But if you pay attention to the planets or have an Astrologer on hand you’ll learn how different planetary cycles affect you.
The bottom line is while Mars is Retrograde its energy is lacking, and this is the planet of Physical Energy, so this is why starting any “new” sexual relationships are seen as being an issue. It’s doubtful once this cycle is over your desire for someone new will continue, or they might feel differently and you can end up breaking off entirely or worse being “ghosted” by your new lover.
However, it’s actually a good time to figure out what you do want around the parts of our lives that Mars rules over such as what makes you feel passionate, driven, sexual, or angry! Even if you have to wait until after this cycle is over to go after it! This is a highly intense energy, which means it’s a good time to wait things out because most anything you start during this cycle will be short-lived. The Universe might grab your attention and lead you towards someone, but this doesn’t mean you should act on it immediately! Take a step back from starting anything brand-new or making any permanent plans until the end of August when Mars is back on track heading in the right direction once again.
This change in energy isn’t to reach a final destination point, it’s not something that lasts, so we shouldn’t change course or stray too far from our normal routines. This includes starting new jobs or relationships! Even though at first it may seem amazing, later on once Mars is back to normal things can happen. It’s important not to jump or to be impulsive just to be with someone new or start up something completely different. We should take into consideration all the planets that are currently in their Retrograde cycles and how this affects us and our lives.
Timing is important even if you work very hard and feel like you’re prepared to go after what you want to accomplish, but if your timing is off you may not get things done or succeed. So for most of us, it’s best to wait until after Mars goes direct on August 27, and start new things at that time.
It just might be a time that when we must work on adjusting our expectations and calmly moving through our frustrations that get in the way of what it is we really want to accomplish. Therefore, if you have activities you want to start, take a step back and re-consider them first. Take this time to pause and reflect on your life and what your next moves will be, then once Mars is back direct you’ll be ready to go!
~Ruby

Neptune Retrograde – “See through the Illusions”

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Neptune Retrograde
By Ruby

“See through the Illusions”

With so many planets now in what’s called “Retrograde” Cycles, things are going to be strange, off, and confusing! The planets currently involved are Saturn, Jupiter, and soon Neptune and Mars will join them going into their own backstroke Retrograde periods. Then in the first week of July Chiron, the “wounded healer” will also enter its Retro phase, which is a whole different story to explain another day.

We are already starting to see folks resurface from our past and some of them will be our ex’s! Please remember just because they’ve come back around isn’t necessarily a sign from the Cosmos that you are destined to be together, it simply can be there’s something you need to say or experience together. Some of you might have to deal with someone that was more of a feminine influence in your life at one point, perhaps from your past but not necessarily and this person can cause you some problems, so be wary if someone you know comes back around and is a woman, or has taken care of you in some maternal manner.

Unfortunately, we are already in some sort of Astrological portal where lots of folks decide to leave the planet and crossover. So you will see or hear of many stars, officials, and entertainers passing. We went through this cycle years ago where lots of famous folks seemed to check out, and then we experienced a shorter version of this same energy last year when we lost so many famous folks like Prince. So through the beginning of September, you will probably hear more sad news about famous people making their transition. I should also mention this can affect locally famous people as well. Keep in mind sometimes being famous just means being very popular among your peers.

The other issue is there’s a strong rise of suicides happening. Sigh. With Neptune going Retrograde, this energy can be experienced so deeply that its influence makes some folks not only want to escape, but it pulls on them to leave or get out of this physical reality in some way. The shadow side of Neptune’s traits are illusions, dreams, escapism, denial, and delusions, and its influence often is associated with addiction like drug overdoses!

Neptune Retrograde begins June 18th!
But we are already in the “Shadow Period” which just means the planet is slowing down to go Retrograde, so this energy is clearly already affecting us. So let’s focus on this period and the spiritual journey we should be on during this time.

Neptune Retrograde starts June 18 and runs through November 24.
During this time we should focus more on working together towards common goals, as this will help bring in better more positive energies. This is a wonderful time for Spiritual Growth, no matter what your beliefs may be! Neptune rules over our spirit and spiritual journey in this life, and our spiritual growth and expansion.

This particular influence is designed by the Cosmos so you’ll take a time out from your busy life and focus more so on your spiritual journey, to find out truths and expand yourself spiritually. You don’t have to be involved in a spiritual quest the whole time Neptune is in Retrograde, but it’s highly recommended that you do something to connect with your spiritual self. Some examples of this would be taking classes that promote healing of the spirit, be it through meditation, energy healing, perhaps journaling exercises, or taking a yoga class. These really are just a few examples of the many ways you can connect to your spirit or higher self!

A Neptune Retrograde phase can be a serious wake-up call!
It tears down the illusions and deceptions that you have formed in your life and that has perhaps made your visions cloudy. Fantasies will be magnified during this time. Life is certainly about to get real folks, and the reality you realize leads to breakthroughs. If you’ve been lying to yourself about something this Retrograde cycle can help you see the truth.

A client I know had been struggling to stay in a relationship with a married man for nearly four years, when she went through the last Neptune Retrograde, he actually went back to his wife for good, and she realized there would be no divorce after all, there was never a secure relationship in the future with him in the first place! And even though she was heartbroken by this truth, she was also set free to get out a relationship that was based all on lies and that would never last, she has since moved on and has met a wonderful man who she’s been dating for some time now, and I think she can expect Wedding Bells in her future soon!

Another client of mine realized he wasn’t going to get a promotion he had been wanting from the small family-owned company he had worked at for years. He was looked over and that was a tough blow. But Neptune Retrograde helped him see this company would never come through and promote him because he came across an email from the boss that they were only promoting their family members, which he wasn’t. The further you are from the truth the bigger the messages will be. He decided to apply for another job elsewhere and since then has moved up in his new company and really is much happier now.

Warning!!
Neptune’s Retrograde phase is going to bring some challenges and this can make you feel bad about yourself. It’s the worst time to have a pity party, however, and actually feeling bad can cause some folks to get too depressed and make very dangerous choices as we’ve already been seeing. There’s a very thin line between what’s real and illusion during Neptune in Retrograde! And as we try to escape our current reality these lines can be blurred and we can slip and do things we never would normally do. You can take risks and end up in bad situations if you are not careful and a rare few have lost a lot due to these behaviors.

So if you feel bad please talk to someone, anyone, just reach out and don’t allow yourself to get sucked into this energy. And remember one point past “I Quit”, is always breakthrough!! Which means in simple terms most folks who have tried to commit suicide and weren’t successful will tell you they realized that their problems could and would get better the moment they took the action to take their life, they felt regret!

Use this Neptune Retrograde time for the better, for spiritual growth and expansion. Get involved with other folks in things like Metaphysics, Astrology, and Energy Healing. Tap into your higher-self and maybe take some spiritual or cosmic classes. Join groups or causes that seem interesting or that support your beliefs in some way, stay connected to others for support and don’t do this time alone!

If you’re not too sure what you can do to tap into your spirituality, your “Astrology Birth Chart” can show you what part of your personal Chart “Neptune Retrograde” is cruising through, and what part of your life it will be affecting.

If you would like a Reading on how this Neptune in Retrograde will affect you and learn how to follow your own spiritual journey that’s suited just to your own needs. Order a “One Question Reading” from me remarkably priced just about Neptune’s Retro phase and you!
I will do the necessary research and tell you all about your Neptune Retrograde experience and the spiritual journey you should be headed down.

For now, these Readings are by phone only and are not Reports.
~Ruby

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