Pluto starts its reverse movement into Retrograde on April 22nd and runs through September 30th! Pluto Retrograde isn’t as glitchy as Mercury or Saturn in Retrograde, so you may hardly notice it unless you work with a lot of people and know their deeper emotional issues. But you will recognize it more so on a deep psychological level within yourself if you’re aware of your feelings and get in touch with your soul purpose. The planet of deep analysis normally takes us more inward, but in Retrograde it becomes a journey into hidden realms we may not have dealt with, so the feelings we’ve been holding on to or repressing can come out in the open.
Pluto Retrograde in the sign of Capricorn can be beneficial, if we are observant and pay close attention to any unconscious patterns or behaviors that motivate our actions, then we can change or break them. Pluto is all about power so authority figures or anyone who represents authority, and those anyone who has power over us may catch our attention, or we suddenly are on their radar, so we may have to be careful and follow the rules for now, especially with Saturn the “Authority Figure” or “Father” of the Zodiac also in Retrograde!
During the end of April be extra cautious for tempers and hot-heads, as Mars and Pluto make a challenging but powerful connection on April 26th. This energy will be even stronger because of Pluto coming to a standstill just days prior.
Pluto Retrograde is like Saturn, so it has a regular cycle every year that lasts for five months, as it makes an opposition to the Sun. Outer planets just affect us in a very different way then the inner planets. The effects are more subtle at first until we move past this cycle and can look back in hindsight, and then we realize just how this time might have been life-changing in some way! Perspective is always an issue when planets are Retrograde, remember, so even though Pluto in Retrograde isn’t probably causing you strange technical glitches or annoyances it still makes its presence known in a sneaky sort of stealth kind of way. When Pluto goes Retrograde it’s a good time to reflect on how we are doing with changes and our soul transformation.
Pluto Retrograde is a time of reflection on power and control in your life. If there are people who are trying to control or manipulate you then now is the perfect time to let them go! If you’ve been too controlling of others or situations then it’s time to stop it and change your behavior! This is not a time to abuse any kind of power you have over others, so avoid power trips, and make this a time for eliminating.
Themes that seem to repeat and events that are almost fated will help you reinforce which of your controlling habits, addictions, compulsions, or prejudices now must be eliminated, or Pluto will make these issues more relevant, so it feels like a giant spotlight gets shined on the problem to be analyzed and reviewed very intensely, but again you may not even be aware of it until it’s over with. What isn’t working, like poor health, an attitude that is hateful or that causes suffering may be burned away now, released and offered up to the Universe. What’s left and what is working will be more clear and enhanced into pure energy.
Relationships are going to go through a strong period of adjustment during Pluto’s Retrograde cycle. There will be more love, and sharing, and more folks standing together for their lives’ causes. It’s a good time to keep a low profile as privacy can be your strongest tool during this time. It’s a time to dissolve, so do it with dignity and respect.
In your relationships, you might have been controlling, possibly holding on too tight and smothering your partner. It’s time to stop because you need to start letting go. If you have been compulsive or obsessive about food, drugs, or sex and it’s taken over your life, then certain events may actually force you to turn it around and gain control over it. Basically, the more destructive your behavior the more extreme your cycle of detoxing and withdrawal might be during this cycle. For example, if you just stopped doing something cold turkey, Pluto Retrograde makes it a very intense process.
~Pluto’s energy can be profound and will do what it needs to, to transform dark to light!
Pluto often is represented by the Phoenix, and as the Phoenix rises from it the ashes, is how it transforms us, which you may not realize at first, but you’ll know because you’ll feel it! Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn for now, and Pluto represents destruction, making order out of chaos, it helps to clear obstacles, detox, resurrect! Capricorn is the builder of the Zodiac, it likes to renovate. Together they restore and enhance with the very best materials and devices that modern times has to offer! Sustainability is what they represent. Capricorn is the Father, so he is dedicated, powerful, responsible, and stable! Also, Saturn is Capricorn’s ruling planet, so these energies will truly help us be productive, at least for those of you who put forth the effort. Intuition will be very strong, work will be focused right at the critical points where things need to get fixed or done.
Venus the planet that rules over our sensuality, pleasure, and often finances or money is about to finally shift out of fast-moving Aries and into the more relaxed energy of Taurus! Venus is Taurus’s ruling planet as well. This energy affects all of the signs of the Zodiac by the way.
The planet Venus has been in the fast-moving sign of Aries for the last 4 weeks, which just doesn’t mix so well with more slow-moving Venus. (Venus is Taurus’s ruling planet), so it’s been a constant state of push and pull over the last several weeks with Venus in Aries. Now that Venus is moved into Taurus we can experience a more peaceful, serene kind of energy that hopefully will help us feel more grounded again, and it’s just more natural to follow our instincts and take our time in our relationships and around our finances.
Venus in Taurus is a content and possessive placement, so we are able to show how we feel more so, but also we can share our feelings a little too much. We tend to be more affectionate, constant, loyal, and faithful under this most romantic time. We are looking for security and what is comfortable as we value that which lasts in our relationships more so now and around our financial endeavors. Our appetite for pleasure is strong, as the energy of Taurus is all about pleasing one’s sense anyhow, so we seem to enjoy what feeds our senses even more so under this influence. We are rather sensual and seek to attract rather than pursue the love we are focused on. It’s more important to experience something real and tangible now and an actual physical expression of love and romance, rather than a fantasy or idea of what it should be or feel like.
The shadow side of this influence is the excessive possessiveness we tend to carry for those we love and care for under Venus in Taurus, our emotional well-being is largely dependent on if we have security that comes from a more stable relationship and secure life. Hence why we can be very possessive in this energy, as we tend to hold on to someone we love stronger than usual and can end up treating our partners, friends, or family members like objects that we own or want to own.
On the financial side of Venus in Taurus, money and material possessions become quite important, as we seek out higher quality, solid, and practical things, as we look again for what will last for the long-term in anything we value. Holding on to possessions is also more likely now.
This is a good energy to work on making your home and surroundings more beautiful, you can add a touch of luxury somewhere to your life now. So get to work on that because we all need a little luxury in our life!
Full Moon Navigation
The Full Moon is starting to come together actually now, but won’t be completely Full until Saturday here in the States. The energy this Full “Blue” Moon is pushing out is strong so you might feel like taking some sort of action now that feels right just for you.
During the days leading up to the Full Moon, you may feel more tired or run down than usual, and with mental Mercury and Jupiter also in Retrograde (backward) right now, this can be especially strong. Some folks may experience feeling more energized now, but that is rarer, to be honest, and many of you are starting to feel more anxiety-ridden and irritable. Also as the Moon swells to Full many of us are tapped into our intuition stronger than usual, and with this Full Moon being in the Sign of Libra, that is a super-psychic energy.
How do you navigate the energy during a Full Moon, it can make such a huge difference and depict if this is going to be a good or bad experience for you.
– How you react or don’t! It’s important to NOT overreact during this time, be patient and just see how things play out. If you get upset and jump to conclusions since we’re so emotionally charged, you probably will just regret it later as the week goes along. With so many planets in fiery Aries, certain things can get way blown out of proportion.
– Open your mind and be flexible, look at all your options rather than feeling stuck, and be willing to change something so your circumstances can also shift into something better.
– Get rest and plenty of sleep! Work on raising your energetic vibration with what makes you feel good in your soul. So be around good friends and good food. Make sure to have regular exercise, and take some time to relax and maybe listen to some music that makes you feel good. All of these things will help you feel much better and help raise your vibration.
– Make peace with yourself, your past, and let go of any situations that aren’t helping you.
Full Moon Times to Manifest staring March 31st
8:37 a.m. Eastern Time
7:37 a.m. Central Time
5:37 am. Pacific Time
This is the exact time of the “Blue” Full Moon, so it’s time to “Set Intentions”, or make out those Wish Lists out, and it’s especially the time to work at letting go of something. But you can start doing some sort of Full Moon ritual or magic when the Moon shifts into Libra Friday afternoon, which personally is always a better time to manifest. This is a valuable time to release something or someone in your life, it could be a person, a place, or situation, or even an old behavior or a belief.
If you know Astrology you can look at your Astrology Chart, it will show you what part of your life you should be working on releasing and where you should be focusing at to bring in something new in your life. Full Moons are potent times for release work and endings.
Remember as with any Full Moon, something will be revealed either internally or externally. With the Full Moon in Libra balance is key. Libra folks can tell you they have to put up with an awful lot of chaos and often are pushed too far! Since this Full Moon is in this extremely resilient sign you may just realize how they feel all the time. For all of us, no matter what your Sign there’s a strong chance you might feel pushed too far under the Libra Full Moon energy! So take care of yourself and each other.
We are in some seriously temperamental Astrological energy right now folks, where Pisces energy is prominent. This can be good or bad thing depending on where the ongoing “Pisces Stellium” is cruising through in your own personal “Astrology Birth Chart!” Most water signs should do ok, so Pisces, Cancer, & Scorpio, but Sagittarius, Virgo, and Gemini may feel challenged by the Square or opposition from Pisces.
No matter what your Zodiac Sign you can get easily get caught up in this challenging aspect because Mar’s is squaring off with all of the Planets in Pisces currently! So that means it’s making very heated tense connections to all of the planets currently in Pisces and that’s a whole lot of energy!
So here’s how this works, Pisces is ruled by Neptune which is the planet that can cloud our vision and cause us to feel mentally unstable, as it makes things unclear, foggy, and just confusing. There may be deception or something you aren’t seeing clearly between now and the first week of March. Mars is currently in Sagittarius and this is a challenging energy, and we can get very hot-headed or even violent, as this influence can create a nasty energy that gives us the urge to FIGHT! The issue is we are fighting for something we only perceive to be true and really it’s just a fantasy or not at all what is happening.
Some of you are perceiving situations in a certain way which may be totally off and you can become easily agitated or angered. Or someone might say something you feel is hurtful, but it’s actually more open to interpretation. Something isn’t clear, but due to Mars (the God of War) you could end up jumping to conclusions and overreact without understanding what’s really happening! So your feelings get hurt and you can feel highly emotional due to so many planets being in watery Pisces and also just coming out of the Full Moon energy as well. Misunderstandings are all over the place right now, and you may want to speak up and defend yourself in some way. For some folks, this means at first you will feel very sad and emotional, but then you might just get angry and explosive and want to set someone straight. But you can end up going off on a tangent, getting all worked up and causing a scene! This can stir-up quite a mess that you’ll probably regret later. I have seen some folks just go manic in this energy while others aren’t even phased by it!
– Remember you could do some serious damage that might even be permanent to a relationship or friend if you are not careful with this energy! If someone should make you feel emotional, upset, or angry over the course of the next week (first week of March), do yourself a favor and just walk away and breathe!
– Do not jump to conclusions! Don’t’ tell people off and do not act on impulse. There’s something that’s not clear yet, something you can’t probably see correctly in this confusing, yet potent energy. Let it go and keep calm! You will probably see the situation quite differently by mid-March time and if you go off you may cause irreparable damage if you were to overreact.
– In fact, you may even make yourself look like a total fool, but you will probably look back weeks down the road and find the whole thing to be ridiculous or even funny once the truth comes out into the open and can be seen again, which is when the planets move away from the Pisces Stellium.
Now let’s discuss the good stuff!
Actually, you can use this Stellium of planets in Pisces for good as well. Whenever there is so much energy in one sign like there is now, (more than 3 planets in Pisces currently), that energy dominates over things and creates a need for us to focus our energy in a specific area of our life, usually that all depends upon what house the planets are going through in your personal “Astrology Birth Chart” currently. For example, if you had this Stellium visiting the third house of your Birth or Natal Chart, then you would focus your energies on how you are communicating. And this could be a good time to talk with people and make connections, but there also could be deception or outright lie coming from someone around you.
This is also a good time to stay motivated and work on healing yourself and again whatever part of your life the Stellium in going through in your personal Birth Chart. So it’s a time to Zen it out, that means find a way to connect with your spirit, your dream world, and inner essence if you will. Reaching out to the Universe or the higher power of your understanding can be extremely powerful under this Stellium in Pisces, it’s a time to get connected to that source energy, so learn how if you don’t know. Some examples of ways to connect to your inner spirit are as follows:
– Learn how to meditate and remember meditation is simply a state of “Being”, it’s not just something you learn how to do! If you can just sit quietly somewhere comfortable in the right atmosphere and breathe, and then notice your breath, as you breathe in and out for just even 5 minutes, then guess what, you are meditating!
– Get physical with it, you can go the zen way and practice things like yoga or dance classes, or simply take a long walk, but under this energy involving Mars it is also a great time to get into something a little or a lot more rough, like tennis, kickboxing, or just taking a cardio workout class. Get your blood flowing! It helps us stay calmer.
– Get creative in some way, and start writing in a journal. Just start with “Dear… whoever you want to write to, be it Angels, Guides, or loved ones who have passed over, or just put Universe to cover it all! This simple act of pen to paper can really create a wonderful journey that leads to healing of epic proportions. I know from personal experience just how amazing this work can be, as I have been writing how I feel and what I want since I can remember. Or learn how to Art Journal and draw everything out along with some writings about how you are feeling!
– Make a “Vision Board” of all the things you want to bring into your life or sayings you want to live by, we are currently starting to work hard at our belief system once Jupiter goes into its Retrograde cycle soon, so it’s a good time to figure out what values and belief system you want to live by.
– Get Spiritual and light candles, burn sage, play new age music, put sea salt around your home and cleanse the energies. Open the windows and let the Sunshine in and burn out the negative energies! Play high vibrational sounds in your home (you can find these on Youtube, just type in High-Frequency Music.)
– Practice some kind of energy work or have a session with someone who does work like Reiki or Energy healing of some kind, just make sure you get references and that they are the real deal. You don’t want just anyone playing with your energy field.
As mentioned, the Water Signs will benefit the most from this energy, so Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, followed by the Earth Signs Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. However, Virgo may have more challenges as this Stellium is in their opposite sign, but this influence can help your close relationships get stronger.
For all you Fire and Air Signs, so Leo, Sagittarius, Aries, and Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini, you may have some issues, but all of you no matter what Zodiac Sign would need to look at your own personal “Astrology Birth Charts” to really know just what part of your chart this Stellium is affecting.
I am doing “One Questions Readings” about this Topic only for just the next few days, so email, text, or message me and ask me, “How is the Stellium in Pisces affecting me?”
(This is a paid service and does have a fee.)
Take it easy out there folks, because all is fair in love and war!
Rubys Astro Readings
Week of Jan 14
The MOON remains in grounding Capricorn through Tuesday, which affects all of the ZODIAC SIGNS! It’s a good time to take it easy & wind down with the NEW MOON coming in tomorrow. Get things organized and wrapped up, finish projects and then you can work on starting brand new things Tuesday.
We’re under the influence of the SUN connecting to shocking URANUS already, this sucker is bringing on changes, shocks, and out of the ordinary situations, (Hawaii for example), it’s a very strong high energy that makes things just buzz. For now, start writing out those Intentions & Wish Lists for the NEW MOON Tuesday!
Tensions rise with loving VENUS and foggy NEPTUNE meeting now, and our way of thinking and perspective is more about seeing what we want and what will bring us instant gratification. We can miss important details and make mistakes during this time. Pay extra close attention to things! Not everything is as it seems.
Later, the planets of luck & opportunity and power & evolution, JUPITER & PLUTO make a powerful, beautiful connection. This is the first of 3 meetings in a series that will continue to meet back up through September. As this energy plays in the background of our lives we can feel more alive, confident, faithful, and insightful, especially during the times it comes exact, like this week, and then again in April & September. But whatever events or situations it kicks off in your life can be life-changing, as this is a make-it or break-it kind of energy, that brings in powerful opportunities & growth potential! Just remember often growth is painful, so don’t expect rainbows until after the rain!
The JUPITER/PLUTO connection can help you nurture your ambitions, so if you work extra hard you can experience major transformations in your life. There’s a strong pull for something with more deeper meaning and this motivates us to go after our personal & professional goals. It’s easy to manipulate others under this influence or persuade them into giving us what we want. But now is the time to take steps towards bettering ourselves and solving long-standing problems or go after something more aggressively that was hidden or ignored. This influences second meeting in April will be a fertile time to manifest the things we desire even more so.
With six planets now in grounding Capricorn, we can see the importance in focusing and concentration when we express ourselves, as we are on point! The energies are slowed down for now which gives us more time to get organized and get things done, however starting mid-week loving VENUS and the SUN will both shift into strong-minded and willed AQUARIUS. This really helps us get moving again and more focused on our future, as time will pick up and we will get very busy, so enjoy this slowed down energy for the next few days, it’s almost over.
Finally, some great news, all of the PLANETS are currently moving in a DIRECT MOTION! That means no RETROGRADE PLANETS! It’s go time folks, as this is the time to make things happen and take action, don’t sit back and wait or plan, that should have all been done the last half of 2017! You have through the second week of March when JUPITER changes the game and is the first PLANET to turn RETROGRADE once again! No Worries, keep reading my blogs and I will help keep you informed and remind you how to ride this wave once it comes, this is something you will want to pay attention to, however.
NEW MOON in Capricorn
by Rubys Readings
The first NEW MOON of 2018 is on January 17th!
We have been under some heavily saturated energy in Capricorn with six planets now in the sign at the same time. This is very focused energy that has challenged us to take charge of our lives and make a commitment to taking some sort of action.
Capricorn is an Earth Sign and is ruled by Saturn and is represented by the “Seat Goat.” This is a powerful time to manifest and build something with much potential. Our intentions can actually be realized and seen, so we should remain aware of what energy we’re drawing into ourselves and our world. You might be feeling some pressure now to make decisions and be at a crossroads of some kind. The secret to reaching goals is to have trust and faith in something, but especially in yourself. Don’t let fear lead the way, it takes away your motivation and then you won’t make commitments to reach your goals.
The sign of Capricorn teaches us about Authority, so it knows all about fear and control. This New Moon can teach us how to connect to the authority within ourselves, so we can be in our power and take charge of our lives. This is a time to pull back into our souls and reconnect with our spirit, as our energy can become scattered due to being involved in activities have nothing to do with what we want or need, and our soul path.
Making a strong connection to whatever it is you believe in is important now, this helps you make decisions with integrity that are natural and authentic. When manifesting anything you must first learn how to FEEL what it is you want to create! This is the best time to work on “Setting Intentions” or your “Wish Lists” around calling in your deepest desires. New Moons are always about New Beginnings and this particular New Moon in the sign of Capricorn and the Sun also being in Capricorn is strongly about manifesting! Don’t focus on just what you want, also feel how it would be like if your dreams or wishes come true! And how it feels just to think of them. Ask yourself how you want to feel once you’ve achieved your goals? FEELING is the secret to manifesting or creating magic in your life, not THINKING! Thinking is the what draws the energies to you, yes, but if you really want to make something happen you have to feel it.
There are some rather interesting and powerful planetary connections to this New Moon! First off aggressive Mars in its own sign of soulful Scorpio, forms a supportive aspect to this New Moon, which helps us reach our deepest feelings and desires. Jupiter also in Scorpio is making a precise connection to Pluto in Capricorn. The connection between Scorpio and Capricorn during a New Moon teaches us that if we want to reach any goals here in this physical reality we must first be fueled by our passions! This is about being real and authentic, and focusing on what truly makes you happy, rather than what you think you have to do or following someone else’s wishes or dreams.
Now there are also some challenges when this New Moon squares off with rebellious Uranus, which can bring on chaotic and disrupting energies, which leaves us with no choice but to surrender our control and have some faith or belief in something.
All of us no matter what Zodiac Sign have Capricorn in our own personal “Astrology Birth Chart!” This side of us is being challenged to learn how to master our inner-self, instead of wasting so much energy on trying to control the world around us. If you want to see things as you would like, you must first learn how to work with your Spirit. It always starts with you first, no matter what the problem or case may be!
Often the sign of Capricorn gets picked on as being overly weighty, and to serious or focused on fame and material things. The Horned Goat is used to represent Capricorn because it symbolizes the connection between the physical realms and the deeper waters of consciousness. So as we are in very strong Capricorn terrority right now with so many planets in this sign, we are also strongly connected to our own inner-psychic or awareness, if we learn how to combine that and operate from our heart around anything we do and be compassionate, we can manifest our reality into something amazing!