Mercury officially starts its Retrograde cycle in the sign of Libra today, and it will go back into Virgo during this cycle through October 2. So the signs Libra & Virgo might be presented with some extra challenges during this Retrograde time. But all the Zodiac Signs are already feeling this backward energy!
Mercury rules over communication, so “anything” to do with communicating tends to break down during the Retrograde cycle. It’s a time to stop advancing and review progress. Also, there are often travel delays during Mercury in Rx because we won’t stop moving and doing things. During Mercury Retrograde, we ideally are supposed to sit still and disconnect from our plugged-in world.
Heads Up! So frustrations are normal during Mercury Rx, but this particular cycle seems to have some good news attached to it as well. There is a period of time when we receive information that can be quite positive and just out of the blue!
Pay attention to any A-ha moments, epiphanies, news, or signs you get from the Universe! They can occur anywhere, so you may see a movie or read something online that seems to be just for you. Pay attention! This energy is especially strong for the Cardinal Signs; Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. But it can and will affect all of you.
It all depends on where Mercury travels during its Retrograde; this time around, Mercury in Libra will return to oppose Jupiter. This indicates unfinished negotiations that must be figured out in much more detail. As Mercury goes back into Virgo, it also makes an aspect to mysterious Pluto, and there can be some issues from the past that need to be dealt with and eliminated before any further progress can be made.
Dates of interest during the Mercury Retrograde cycle. September 9 September 18 October 11 (during the after-shadow period)
Mark the days listed above on your calendar to help remind you to be aware. The truth will often be revealed about something or someone during these dates. Anyone who has been deceptive, lying, or hiding things can suddenly be found out. So it should prove to be an interesting time.
With Mercury in Libra, our minds are active, and we can have strong problem-solving skills. But with Mercury in Retrograde, we can have difficulty making decisions, so we often will keep our problems to ourselves to analyze.
Take it easy, and make sure to go over the details again and again if need be. Be patient with yourself and others, as the confusion is real for everyone! Be grown and try to be understanding with mistakes and mishaps. Since we’re all in this together, we can get through this Retrograde cycle unscathed if we are patient and understanding. ~Ruby
February of 2022 starts off a bit confusing, but there will be NO planets in Retrograde after the 3rd since Mercury is direct! Planets appear to change direction as they orbit the Sun all the time, and it’s actually more common than not, so it’s rare to have months without any Retrograde planets. This “No Retrograde” zone lasts until the end of April, when Pluto heads into its Retrograde cycle on April 29th.
With no planets Retrograde, it will feel like time speeds up and goes by faster. The past doesn’t matter so much or take up our time, so it’s important to be certain about your next move. This period of time can help make things move quickly and promotes growth. So it’s important to make your intentions known and clear with the Universe! We’ll be much more effective and productive if we stay focused, so take advantage of this time, go after what you want, and make your plans and goals come alive.
This month starts the Year of the (Water) Tiger in Lunar Astrology, 2022! It runs through January 21st, 2023. After two intense years ruled by the sharp Metal element, we’re move into a flowing two-year Water cycle on February 1st. The Tiger is majestic and protecting, inspiring us to go after the Gold in our life. It’s a very important Sign in Lunar Astrology as it represents being wealthy, but also symbolizes action, strength, and power! Images of the Tiger, especially the White Tiger, are given to people to have the strength to deal with tough times.
Mercury has moved direct! But unfortunately, it’s connected to powerful Pluto this first week of February, which creates another strong aspect. You can say things you don’t mean as the words can just fly out of your mouth, which can get you in trouble! Watch what you post on social media, folks, and be mindful about what you’re writing and talking about, as you can make people upset or even angry and cause controversy. No matter how communicated, our words hold more power than usual under these influences, so take responsibility for what you communicate.
The Sun conjuncts Saturn, which can put restrictions on everyone, and you may feel blocked or limited. Luckily this doesn’t last long. It is a good day to start new projects or tasks, but remember Mercury has just gone direct, which means starting anything brand new can go wonky! So it’s best to work on clearing space and clutter and organizing. If you can focus and not get distracted, you can accomplish quite a bit.
Today’s a time to live in the moment, stay in the present. Don’t focus on future plans and goals on this day. Let your worries go, and just be thankful for what you already have. The simple pleasures in life are what have the most value. So enjoy what you value and love.
You might have some annoying mistakes happen today, but don’t get upset over it. If someone makes you upset or angry, try not to lash out or retaliate. It’s all too easy to burn bridges and not be able to mend them later.
Today you may feel sort of stuck and like things aren’t moving forward. This influence might feel like things are actually moving in slow motion. It’s OK. Take things slowly, and know you can’t rush things on this day. And it’s best to keep your schedule light and at a much slower pace.
Mars trines Uranus. You might start noticing this feel-good energy a few days ahead of the 8th. It will help you get through work and build something in your life. There will be clear messages coming in from the Universe, so look for A-ha moments and epiphanies, and take notes! It’s a good time to enjoy the company of your loved ones.
On this day of Love, mental Mercury goes into a different headspace as it shifts back into the sign of Aquarius, but it’s no longer Retrograde! With Mercury in Aquarius (until March 9th), all matters of information, processing, communication, short travel, and learning can take us away from the mundane into different Uranus-ruled (Uranus rules Aquarius) realms. But our thinking is also practical, and we take our responsibilities more seriously due to Saturn co-ruling Aquarius energy. So this cycle continues to extend new and original ideas and things from the last New Moon. We can be emotionally detached on this day, but we still enjoy honoring traditions.
A Leo Full Moon occurs, so mark this day as a good time for some retail therapy. Some seriously good deals and sales can happen, and gambling can go well. But DON’T spend a bunch of money because you read this, please! The earlier in the day you do these things, the better. Enjoy!
The Sun enters Pisces on February 18, starting Pisces season. Happy Birthday to all the brilliant fishes out there! Jupiter and Neptune are already in Pisces, and there will be a New Moon in Pisces on March 2nd. This Stellium of planets in Pisces will bring a creative burst into our lives where our imagination and sense of spirituality are strong! The energies will be much more relaxed and expansive until the Sun shifts around March 21st into Aries, and Spring begins.
The last week of the month brings in the more harmonious energies that are more supportive, especially in our relationships. And the Cosmic lover’s Mars and Venus harmonize with Neptune turning our attention to our spirit and who we love most, which helps lessen our ego’s reactions. Mercury harmonizes with Healer Chiron to help us understand and heal any toxic or negativity in our lives.
The Year of the Tiger – 🐅 February 1st, 2022 By Rubys Readings
2022 is the year of the Tiger in Lunar Astrology 🌕 🐯
The Year of the Tiger starts on February 1st, 2022, and ends on January 21st, 2023. And it’s a Water Tiger year.
After two intense years ruled by the sharp Metal element, we’re about to move into a flowing two-year Water cycle on February 1st.
The Tiger is majestic and protecting, inspiring us to go after the Gold in our life. While the Water Element will add compassion and sensitivity to our lives. The Tiger is a very important Sign in Lunar Astrology, and it’s not just representative of being wealthy, it also symbolizes action, strength, and power! Images of the Tiger, especially the White Tiger, are given to people to have the strength to deal with tough times. Tigers are believed to banish darkness and get rid of negativity. If you choose to hang a picture of a Tiger or buy some sort of Tiger memorabilia and place it inside your home, make sure it’s facing outside of the house and not towards the center of your home.
During the Tiger year, we should focus on our personal power and take on our responsibilities head-on. Because at times, there might be more issues to deal with than we can possibly handle. The Water element part of this year helps us express ourselves well. However, the year of the Tiger is fierce, so this can be a year of conflict and strife, causing intense battles and even wars. Luckily, the year of the Rabbitt in 2023 will help mend what’s been broken down by the year of the Tiger’s aggression.
Years of the Tiger include 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938.
The Signs Ox, Rabbit, Rooster, Goat, and Horse are the luckiest Zodiac signs in the year of 2022. For those born in the years of the Rat, Snake, Monkey, Pig, and Dog, you will need to make more effort to achieve. And the Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, and Rooster people are destined to enjoy a smooth life, and good luck with making money this year. Tigers will encounter their ‘birth sign year’ (Ben Ming Nian 本命年) in 2022. Wearing red will bring good luck in a birth sign year.
May the year of Tiger keep you feeling strong and protected! 🐯 ~Ruby ⭐
Rubys Astro Readings Mars in Capricorn January 24 – March 6, 2022
Mars, the planet that rules over our aggression, anger, passions, and motivation, has shifted into practical Capricorn after spending nearly six weeks in the sign of Aquarius.
This new energy cycle gives us an intimate personal look at expressing our anger and rage. We have an opportunity to learn how to deal with our aggression. And what sets off our triggers and feeds our passions. What really motivates or drives you?
Capricorn is an earth sign, so we strive to keep our emotions more in check because we want solid, secure, and stable energies at all times. At least we’re not fantasizing about our feelings and dealing with reality, which is helpful, while the Sun is in Aquarius, which is more idealistic energy. It can help us stay more grounded.
The planet Mercury, still in Retrograde, has unfinished business as it moves through the sign of the mystical sea-goat, Capricorn, and now Mars; we have many Capricorn-themed lessons and challenges to take on. You might go back to previous jobs, work, projects, or old followed traditions in your life. It’s a time to redo, revisit, or go over something again.
With Mars in Capricorn, our energy is best used when channeling it into something more professional or related to business. We tend to be more conventional and conservative. We enjoy seeing more practical results for now, so a job well done gives us a strong sense of accomplishment.
Mars is the planet of action, so its influence helps us take action and go after what we want, even if we have to fight for it! With Mars in earthy Capricorn, we’re better are being more strategic than impulsive. So we are more tenacious and willing to work hard to achieve what we truly desire. We are more assertive, practical, rational, disciplined, self-controlled, and efficient. We take our responsibilities more seriously, and with Mars in Capricorn, we’ll take action to take care of business.
The good news with Mars in Capricorn is that we tend to consider our future consequences before making any major decisions. We are more faithful, reliable, and committed. So please take advantage of the laser-like focus and discipline we carry to finish important projects. This energy helps us level up! It’s time to look at your long-term goals and the big picture. So you can work on strategies to reach them.
Be mindful that we can come off as selfish, cold, calculating, and materialistic during this cycle and end up showing total disregard for other people’s feelings. So it’s important to pay attention to how you are reacting to others if you don’t want to come off the wrong way.
So, for now, it’s better to focus on your future goals and plan out where you want to go. It will be much easier to achieve your goals, desires, and dreams and bring them to life with Mars in Capricorn because this is manifesting energy!
And Mercury will be out of Retrograde by February 2, so you can gain some serious momentum by the end of this cycle and get much accomplished. Start planning your actions now. It’s not that far away.
2022 will be an interesting year indeed, it’s a year of healing on an Astrological level. There are still challenges to deal with, like the Pandemic, and let’s face it, and not everything will be sunshine and rainbows. However, 2022 is a whimsical year, and some folks will finally see their dreams come true!
The other part of 2022 can bring shocks and unexpected surprises. These influences are meant to help us connect to our soul path, which gives us a deeper sense of meaning and purpose. Destiny takes a hand as this New Year shows us what we are meant to be doing in this life. Take time for deep personal self-reflection, by taking part in activities that connect you to your spirit, like meditation, creative work, journaling, exercise, energy work, and anything that helps you tap into your higher-self. It’s a year to seriously go Zen, folks!
If we break down the more important planetary connections of 2022, we must look back to our past to learn and heal and then move forward into the future.
2020 was ruled by the Saturn/Pluto Conjunction in the sign of sturdy Capricorn. 2021 was a time when the energies constantly pushed and pulled on us under the long-term Saturn/Uranus Square connection. These influences have been strong and challenging, and extremely difficult to handle at times, and we all know how both years turned out!
So finally, some good news! 2022 is not like the last few years, not at all! Even with the Saturn/Uranus Square still running in the backdrop, the worst of its influence is officially over! The other two major aspects in 2022 are actually very positive: Jupiter Conjunct Neptune in Pisces, and the North Node (destiny points of the Moon) Conjuncting Uranus in the sign of Taurus.
Jupiter Conjunct Neptune is an absolutely beautiful aspect. Jupiter is the great benefic planet of our Zodiac, and when it’s in spiritual Pisces, it’s a stronger positive influence in our lives. Neptune (Pisces ruling planet) is also considered to be spiritual, and it’s at home in the sign of Pisces. This influence can make real dreams come true! All of this may sound a little cliche, but Jupiter is the planet of luck, hope, and abundance, and Neptune is the planet of higher spirituality and dreams. So 2022 will have a theme of healing on a deep spiritual level, so there will be more positive Cosmic energies going around spreading joy and abundance all around.
Since Neptune is involved, I have to mention that escapism can be an issue, so If anything, you might feel like escaping your current reality more than ever in 2022! This energy can lead to spiritual retreat and denial, and there can be issues with drug abuse and alcoholism, so anything that helps us escape can be done in excess, leading to scarier problems. Just remember throughout 2022 it’s ok to have somw fun, but we have to deal with reality from time to time as well, especially during the Pandemic. This influence is meant to teach us to go within ourselves and find spiritual truth and healing, as this AWAKENING can help us believe in how truly magical our lives can be!
Uranus Conjunct the North Node is the other important aspect of 2022. The North Node is an Astrological point of the Moon, and it rules over our destiny and soul’s journey, along with the South Node. Uranus is the planet that brings random flashes of genius and insight, as it passes info from a higher source and our higher self. It is the planet of freedom and independence! So we can be liberated through our spiritual practices. Make sure to do so with an open mind, or you might not hear or understand the messages the Universe is trying to convey. You really don’t want to miss these messages.
The Uranus/North Node influence will abruptly awaken us, often with random A-ha moments and epiphanies. This serendipitous energy is about our true soul purpose and what we are meant to be doing with our lives. Often this lesson is about turning our pain into purpose. Therefore, this energy is not for the faint of heart. If you’ve been living in an illusion created by you or someone else, this influence can be disturbing because it’s meant to wake you out of your slumber, so there can be random events that are surprising or even shocking to jolt you out of the illusion.
However, if you’re confident about your purpose in this life and have struggled with getting on the right path towards your goals, this influence might get you on track. 2022 is a year to chase dreams as the Universe supports those who are headed in the right direction, and there shouldn’t be as many roadblocks along the way.
We can feel pulled in two different directions under these two very different Cosmic influences, and our lives can be turned upside down at times by rather surprising events. There can be unexpected changes and opportunities. And we may have to move fast to grab the good stuff, so pay attention, or you can be caught off guard and miss something important. Don’t hesitate if an offer suddenly pops up. If you’re already a planner, get ready to make changes to adapt to your situation. Follow your gut instincts and let your intuition guide you.
Here’s a list of the most potent Astrological events of the year:
Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces – March-May 2022, exact on April 12, 2021
Jupiter in Aries starts May 11, 2022, runs until October 28, 2022, when Jupiter moves back into Pisces, and then Jupiter enters Aries on December 20, 2022.
The Lunar Nodes shift – as the North Node in Taurus and the South Node in Scorpio – move into Taurus and Scorpio on January 18, 2020, and stay there until July 17, 2022.
North Node conjunct Uranus – May – September 2022, exact on July 26, 2022
Saturn square Uranus – while it’s not an exact conjunction, Saturn and Uranus are in a tight connection, especially from August to November.
Extra Info The New Moon in Pisces on March 2, 2022, is a special time as both Pisces rulers, Neptune and Jupiter, meet up. At the same time, Mars, Venus, and Pluto align in Capricorn and connect to this New Moon. Then Mercury and Saturn align in Aquarius, again connecting to the New Moon! So all the planets, practically except for Uranus, are involved in a Conjunction. It’s quite rare and will bring a lot of energy that helps us move forward. New Moons always bring New Beginnings, and these influences will boost these energies and can have a powerful effect on all of our lives.
Thank you to all my followers and clients for your likes and constant feedback over this last year. I’m so grateful to all of you. May you have a healthy, wealthy, beautiful, and abundant year.
Rubys Astro Readings October Begins 2021 Update 🎃 For All Zodiac Signs 🎃
In October, four of the planets that have been Retrograde for quite some time finally move forward. Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. And Mercury just started its Retrograde cycle, but it also ends at the end of October. This means we’ll slowly be able to start working on things again. It might take until the end of the month to see tangible results. But over the next few months, we will see intense movement, and finally, certain situations we’ve been stuck in will shift.
On October 1, Mars opposes Chiron while Mercury squares Pluto, and the Sun opposes Chiron on the 3rd. These influences create forceful energies that promote healing, but they can also be challenging. People can get easily upset and feel on edge and lose their cool fast! Feelings are going to get hurt. So if you see or feel things are about to get out of control, take a moment and walk away. You may feel like you want to argue or fight, especially if something seems unfair. Choose your battles wisely, my friends.
Luckily on October 3, Mercury Trines Jupiter. This brings in a more helpful energy where people and information can come in that helps us smooth things over. And we might need it after the first few days of October.
Pluto also moves forward this month. After five long months of being Retrograde, this shift restores hope, and things won’t seem so intense and personal. Agreements and negotiations can be made more easily. And more helpful people start to show up, and relationships that have been under pressure will feel a little better. But we must be careful about any commitments we make as Mercury Retrograde is still underway!
On October 4, Venus enters the sign of fiery Sagittarius. Our minds are open when it comes to our relationships and sexuality. Often boundaries are crossed in our intimate relationships and relations! Feeling extremely sexual, we can feel more flirtatious and open to experimenting with lovers and partners. Lust and love go hand in hand under these energies; we focus more on our desires and passions than usual. Also watch your money as Venus rules over our finances as well, we can spend impulsively and find retail therapy extremely therapeutic.
On October 6, the New moon in Libra occurs. It’s an important time to Set Intentions with the Universe. Ask the celestials to help you with your hopes, dreams, and desires! It’s a great time to focus your energies on partnerships and relationships. I will be posting a whole Blog on October’s New Moon next week.
October 8-10, the Sun, Mars, and Mercury are all in the sign of Libra. It can be easier to get along, we want to keep the peace, so we tend to be more kind and gentle. We’re more willing to compromise and work together with others. But deceptive behavior is still in the air strong, so pay attention!
🌟 October 11, Saturn turns direct from Retrograde. Then on Oct 18, Jupiter and Mercury move forward as well from their Retrograde cycles. Things will get easier than they’ve been, but don’t expect perfection. Here’s some helpful things you should have done and can still do with the Retrograde planets.
Pluto Retrograde April 27 – October 6 Over these last seven months hopefully you’ve chosen to do some deep internal shadow work, and released some inner demons along the way. A lot of folks ended relationships, quit jobs, changed careers, and did some major clearing of spaces at home and work.
Saturn Retrograde May 23 – October 11 Hopefully during this cycle you’ve made some changes in your life to make the energies flow more easily and feel less restricted. This was also a good time to work on letting go any old belief systems or worn out learned behaviors that no longer serve you.
Jupiter Retrograde June 20 – October 18 During this cycle we should be making room for spiritual and internal growth. This was a time to replace those beliefs and behaviors with more authentic ways of living and practicing your spirituality. This is a time for a second chances. And for getting more in touch with what you really truly believe in your heart.
Neptune Retrograde June 25- December 1 This cycle sends out clues and signs about how to connect strongly with your spirit. Secrets come out and we can see things for what they truly are. There also can be underlined health issues that crop up, so we can gain more insight and find better ways to fix and heal our spirit, mind, and body.
Chiron Retrograde July 15 – December 19 This is a strong time for emotional healing, especially from past childhood traumas, and past life healing. Triggers tend to pop up that serve as reminders about your past emotional trauma, so you can recognize what the source of your pain comes from and heal it!
Uranus Retrograde August 19 – January 18 This is a time when we can break free from what has held us back or has been restricting us. We can learn how to find our independence, by leaving bad situations that limit our growth and personal success personally and professionally.
Mercury Retrograde September 27 – October 18 A time to rethink, reassess, and redo things we haven’t finished. It’s not a time to start anything brand new. It’s an opportunity to go back over things and make necessary changes. But it can be extremely annoying and cause technical snafus and glitches along the way, simply because we’re supposed to be unplugged from our highly plugged in lifestyles and listen to our inner guidance.
The final Mercury Retrograde of 2021 begins on September 26 in the sign of Libra.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Mercury entered its Pre-Shadow phase on September 8, when it slows down to come to a stop, and then it appears to move backward during its actual Retrograde phase starting on the 26th.
Libra is a Cardinal Air sign, and Cardinal signs initiate. They can be dynamic energy, so we should be working on starting something. But it’s best to wait and plan things out until Mercury is done with its Retrograde cycle in October, or you might get taking back once or even twice over the coals to make things work. Honestly, it can be a big mess of misunderstandings and mistakes. But if you feel like you have to start something during Mercury’s Retro phase, then go for it! But take your time and be cautious.
Each new season of the year begins with Cardinal sign energy. So the Sun entered into the sign of Libra on September 22 and ushered in the Fall or Autumn Season, which is called the Autumn Equinox. This year the Equinox occurred right before Mercury entered its Retrograde cycle on September 26. So will be under a whole lot of Libra air energy throughout October.
Mercury in Retrograde takes us back to rethink, relearn, and re-assess our situations. And this often brings up memories from the past so that we can be quite emotional and scattered. Any pain or hurt feelings that has been suppressed or ignored may come back up! It’s important to acknowledge these feelings and work through the pain. Don’t be ashamed of your past. You’ve come a long way on your journey in life and have grown so much. The past experiences you experienced helped shape and form who you are now. So, even if they were painful, they were important lessons and should be honored. You are a powerful and wise person, so be proud of yourself!
As we prepare to move into this next phase of this Mercury in Retrograde, we can reflect and think about what we have learned. Ask yourself some important questions. Like what can you do better? What kind of life would make you more happy and free? What can you do to create a better life for yourself?
Mercury Retrograde turns our focus more inward on “self,” but in Libra, we are made to look at the people we have to choose to be in relationships with and why. Libra is an intellectual sign, and with both the Sun and Mercury under its influence, we tend to be social butterflies, so we like to mix and mingle and come out into the open again. But that’s because Libra energy is all about initiating new relationships.
It’s a time to socialize before winter comes and we are forced back indoors. This Libra energy loves connecting us to those who also seek harmony. It’s a good time to compromise and heal our relationships or find a way to walk away and let them go!
It’s a time of awakening as we have entered a New Era! Ask yourself who you want by your side? What kind of friends and partners do you want to share your life with? Libra is the psychologist of the Zodiac, and that energy can be helpful when learning how to listen and be more objective. This Libra influence helps us to be natural mediators and peacekeepers. So we’re invited to look at all sides of any given situation and work at creating balance.
The final Mercury Retrograde of 2021 would like us to take a moment to observe how we handle people in our friendships and relationships. All this Libra energy is about being fair and kind, which can help us get along and cooperate better. But we may appear fake and superficial, especially with the Sun in Libra until the 22 and Mercury in Retrograde in Libra starting up on the 26.
As the Moon swells and grows to Full this week, the stronger its energies are felt. This energy intensifies our emotions, so perhaps you’re already feeling the side effects, as listed below.
Sleeplessness – Insomnia is often an issue during the Full Moon.
Vivid dreams and strong visions
Relationships and romantic issues.
This Full Moon occurs when the Sun in Leo forms an opposition to the Moon in Aquarius. The Sun enters Leo Season (when the Sun shifts into the sign Leo) right around the Full Moon. Its influence helps us tap into our self-confidence, so we strive for individuality under this intense energy. We may not be content with simply being part of a team. We want to lead! The Aquarius Moon teaches us to be individualistic as well, and even though we tend to value our independence, we also value the team, community, and group spirit. All of this is highlighted during the Full Moon.
The emotional Full Moon tends to make people act more irrational. Full Moon’s make us feel off or crazy because it activates our DNA! It’s science, really. People can have sudden outbursts about how they feel and share proclamations that feel fresh and new because these feelings haven’t been rationalized yet.
The Full Moon illuminates our feelings, attitudes, and circumstances that are already happening. Our buried feelings now surface, and our realizations and A-ha moments are often expressed quite dramatically. You may feel pushed to share how you’re feeling out loud! Or you can feel like you’re about to lose it if you don’t share your opinions.
This particular Full Moon is a time of awakening about what others need, as we feel the world’s humanitarian issues much more strongly with the Moon in Aquarius.
The Full Moon is a time when the TRUTH is EXPOSED! Each month during this cycle, we tend to discover certain truths about what’s been hidden, kept secret, regressed, or ignored. As we gain clarity, we can work on those specific wishes or desires. It’s the right time to release and let go of situations, people, or energies that are no longer working in our lives, which helps us make room to Manifest our dreams. Clean out your closets both physically and emotionally!
This Full Moon also creates endings, so during the New Moon cycle (aka Dark Moon), we can start planting seeds of intention for something new to begin in a few weeks. Makes lists, write out what you want to release and let go of in your life and what you want to bring to you. Then close your eyes and feel it! That’s how you Set Intentions with the Full Moon.
Full Moon Extras
Once the Moon peaks in Aquarius on the eve of July 23, 2021, it challenges loving Venus and causes issues in our relationships. Karmic situations may arise, and some will break up! Be cautious about making any life-changing decisions and
This tense energy mixed with Chiron’s Retrograde phase can bring up unresolved emotional pain and trauma. Especially from our childhood or our upbringing. Some of you may feel like you’re being ignored or not getting the attention you deserve, or you may feel like your partners aren’t showing enough affection or love, making you feel taken for granted. Do your best to be kind to one another.
The Full Moon is the “Mother” of the Zodiac, so we may have to deal with issues or wounds centered around our Mother, female role models, or authority figures. There can be challenges with the woman in our lives over the next few weeks, so love your sisters, be it friends or family.
With Neptune Retrograde, the woman we cared for whom are crossed over may pop up in one way or another. Suddenly they might be on your mind or visit you in a dream. But they can get their messages to you more clearly for the next five months under this cycle.
Full Moon Peak Times
EST 10:36 pm
CST 9:36 pm
MST 8:36 pm
PST 7:36 pm
Set your intentions with the Full Moon energies, starting the evening of July 23. Write out what you want to release and let go of what you want to Manifest next in your life. Don’t miss this opportunity to make important changes.
Have a wonderful weekend, Stay Safe & Be Well ~Ruby
Beneficial Jupiter shifts into the sign of Pisces on May 14! This lucky cycle makes for quite an exciting time. It’s good to know about the cosmic connections early on so you can take advantage of them. This whimsical energy sets the tone that will last through spring and some of the summer. It’s a time when all of us can receive some sort of luck that’s different or new.
The Zodiac Signs that can have the most luck and benefit from the Jupiter in Pisces influence are the Water Signs; Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio. But Taurus and Virgo can also do quite well, and Virgo’s may get lucky in love this time around. But all the Zodiac Sun Signs can experience a miracle or blessing of some kind as Jupiter bestows its luck and goodness.
Jupiter was actually considered to be the ancient ruler of Pisces before Neptune was discovered! But Neptune is Pisces ruling planet, and Jupiter is Pisces co-ruler. So Jupiter goes well with the sign of Pisces and its energy. This influence brings luck, blessings, and prosperity into our lives. So it’s a good time for Setting Intentions and focusing on future goals. But time-outs are important from time to time, and some serious daydreaming. Remember, our feelings connect us to the Universe, so make sure to ask for the good things during the Jupiter in Pisces cycle. Dream big!
Jupiter is in everyone’s personal Astrology Birth Chart, and depending on what areas of your chart Jupiter is cruising through, it is the part of your life that you see the most gains. But if you don’t see anything happen or you decide not to work with this energy, don’t worry; you’ll get another chance once this transit comes back together, starting at the end of December 2021, where it will stay through mid-May 2022.
But you can take advantage of Jupiter in Pisces cycle in its entirety and reap the rewards for as long as possible if you do some spiritual healing work and ask the Universe for what you want and need in your life. Let Jupiter lead the way and be your guide. It’s the planet of higher learning, knowledge, truth, and adventure. Remember, this exciting influence starts on May 14 and runs through July 28.
May Astro Highlights
Uranus Squares Saturn With the Moon in Aquarius at the beginning of the month and Uranus being Aquarius ruling planet. Whatever challenges you’ve already been dealing with over the last few months might have recently intensified. But this energy might start to disappear as we move away from those problems and towards something new.
Some good days in May are 4, 6, 8 & 9, and 14. There are often better conversations that are clear as we communicate with dignity and respect. This can make a big difference in our lives.
May 2-3 – Venus Sextile Neptune
Making helpful actions brings good energy back to you. This aspect is a potent one because Venus and Neptune both transiting their home signs (Taurus & Pisces) during this cycle, and Venus is exalted or in a higher vibration. This energy promotes positivity, so something good stuff will happen for a whole lot of people.
May 11 – New Moon in Taurus
The New Moon conjuncts the Goddess Black Moon Lilith! This energy tends to bring out the darker side of Lilith, and we have some shadow work to do. This influence produces some interesting energy, that’s for sure. Suddenly, there are more blowups or outbursts, and we can be vicious and use our words to cut someone down to size. And, of course, someone else could play out The Lilith factor in your life. So watch out for difficult situations.
A few days before and after the New Moon peaks, we should keep our distance from those who appear angry or frustrated and from any situation that feels tense or problematic. Now, this is a time to work on your Shadow Self! If you can handle it.
May 23 – October 11 – Saturn Goes Retrograde
Whatever started last February will be reviewed, so you can take this time to revise and rework a project or issue. This Retrograde lasts until mid-October, as Saturn brings a Karmic second chance. There could be a significant event that we should discuss in more detail as we get closer to this time. So I will have more on this soon.
Rubys Astro Readings “Sun in Taurus” April 19 – May 20
For All Zodiac Signs Happy Birthday to all my Bulls! ♉ 🎉
While the Sun’s in Taurus, we may feel more sensual, receptive, stubborn, and determined. This shift causes the energies to slow down, but it can help us to act practical, grounded, and steady, which can be quite helpful, especially with the upcoming Pluto Retrograde cycle starting to form, which is a time we are often made to face our fears. Isolation might actually feel more comfortable for many of you over the next month or so.
We all have the sign of Taurus in our Astrology “Birth” Charts which affects us directly, and not only is the Sun in Taurus for the next month, but so are Mercury, Venus, and Uranus. This infusion of Taurus energy into our lives via the “Stellium” in Taurus forming now is about integrating tradition with evolution. A “Stellium” of planets in Taurus occurs throughout April and part of May. A Stellium is when there are more than three planets in the same sign, and the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus are all in the sign of Taurus currently.
With this overabundance of Taurus energy, we can take some time to relax and simply catch our breath. It’s an opportunity to take a deeper look at the events unfolding in our lives so we can handle complicated situations with some good old-fashioned common sense. These energies encourage us to learn how to defend ourselves, resist temptation and love deeper. Love is sensual and more intimate during this cycle. We can learn to appreciate the physical world and all its beauty.
The Zodiac Sign of Taurus is ruled by the Goddess of Love herself, Venus. For better or worse, love is the most powerful energy there is, after all. So we can be fiercely passionate and emotional during this cycle.
One thing about Taurus energy is we feel a stronger need to be more comfortable than usual. Take some time to set up some space to Zen out, get all comfy and cozy for the next month, and grab a blankie and some fuzzy slippers because this is a lot of extra Taurus energy we will be under. Make sure you have somewhere safe to hang out.
This cycle shows us stability and substance. We’re drawn to more practical matters now, so there’s not a whole lot of risk-taking going on.
Under the Sun in Taurus, there’s an opportunity to explore what we truly value and who we can depend on. During the Pandemic, we’ve had some time to do some research. Now we can focus on what matters in our material world while working with our spirituality and beliefs. This lovely energy is supportive and can help us balance our spirit, mind, and body. We can experience what it’s like to manifest our physical reality as the seeds of intention we plant take root. It’s a time of harvest and to reap the rewards that are coming to us. Our determination is strong, but we still need to know we are safe and secure during this time.
Taurus energy is about loyalty, being comfortable, and using what’s worked in the past, as we like sticking to what’s familiar. We value the folks who have stayed by our side in good and bad times and honor their friendship and loyalty!
As the Sun moves through the sign of the bull, we have an opportunity to see the beauty in life. We’re more focused on the simple pleasures in life and how to feed our senses, which are aroused and highly activated, so we can have a newfound appreciation for things like food, sex, music and entertainment, beauty, and anything pleasurable! Being more repetitive and open to the things that make us feel fulfilled and alive can help us appreciate life and the world better. It’s a time to pause and stop long enough to “smell the roses” rather than be in a hurry and pass things by. Being isolated doesn’t feel as difficult under this energy, so if you are still being cautious and staying in due to Covid, it actually could be more welcoming.
The shadow side of all this Taurus energy forming is we can be more possessive and controlling, especially with our children and partners. We can be extremely stubborn and bullheaded, so it’s important to be willing to hear other people’s ideas and opinions. Check yourself and be mindful of these issues.
While the Sun is in Taurus, we should be making plans and setting goals, ones that are built to last for the long term. Put away something for a rainy day and the future. It’s not a good time to make life-altering decisions. Just plan for now if you can, as mental Mercury will start to slow down in May, yep, you guessed it, and go into its Retrograde cycle!! But will chat about that later!
Enjoy all the beauty life has to offer while the Sun is in Taurus. Discover something beautiful about your life, and find a new appreciation for those you love. Have a wonderful Taurus Season.
The Sun shifts into firey Aries on March 20, 2021, and officially kicks off the first day of Spring. And the “Spring Equinox” (Vernal Equinox) occurs, which is also the first day of the “Astrological New Year Calendar.”
Aries Season The Sun enters into the sign of fiery Aries from March 20, 2021, through April 19, 2021, and Aries Season begins! But did you know this affects every one of us, no matter your Sun Sign! Happy Birthday to my Aries peps!
With the Sun moving into fiery Aries, we are empowered and awakened. There’s some great stuff on the horizon. It’s a time for New Beginnings, as the Sun’s light slowly takes over the dark. We are more determined and motivated during the Sun in Aries cycle. Still, we should be careful and watch for being impulsive or hasty, as mishaps and mistakes can be made, and accidents can occur. Just remember to take a break from time to time.
Our personal goals become very important, and there’s a strong urge to move forward and get things done under this new cycle. We are motivated to initiate something by taking the lead and making our own path. Our gut instincts are strong, so we pick up on what’s being communicated under this influence. It’s a good time to listen to our higher-self and pay attention!
The world starts moving at a much faster pace now, and for some, this energy moves almost too fast, so you may have to get used to it. Once mental Mercury (our minds) and Venus (our hearts) shift also into Aries, will be moving even faster! This boost of energy will be strong, especially in love and in things that involve our security and finances.
The Sun shifts into fiery Aries today, and this starts the “Spring Equinox” (Vernal Equinox), which is the first day of the Astrological New Year. There are great things on the horizon with such empowering energy helping us with this new Zodiac cycle. This is a time of new beginnings, as the light of the Sun slowly takes over the dark. The Spring Equinox is when Sun’s time here on planet Earth slowly grows through the Summer Solstice. We get to live more outwardly again as we crawl back out to the land of the living and get outdoors again from the winter season.
Spring is a season of growth and rejuvenation, and this Astrological New Year is urging you to explore new directions. During this time of year, lots of people worldwide celebrate the Spring Equinox with all kinds of interesting traditions and festivities that honor the Goddess of Renewal and the Spring Season. Along with the Earth’s ability to regenerate itself again, this season is obviously very important for many different reasons. It’s a time of awakenings, new beginnings, and positive energy chasing the dark away.
Many people also celebrate this season with religious or spiritual celebrations, but it all stems from the fact that this is, first and foremost, a major “Astrological Event.” This event is about the Sun’s light expanding as it moves from the sensitive waters of Pisces and into more action-packed Aries! This extra sunlight represents the promise of a greater, more warm life-changing energy coming into our lives.
If you’ve had a rough time through the Winter months, with all the stressful Cosmic influences at play and the ongoing Pandemic stress, then consider the Spring Equinox to be just like a calendar New Year! In fact, its energy can be much stronger because it’s an Equinox. Be inspired! It’s an opportunity for growth and a renewed energy coming in to take over the darker winter energies.
May the Sun’s warmth and Spring’s renewed energy bring you new beginnings, ones that lead to your deepest dreams and desires coming true.
Venus, the planet of pleasure, shifts into dreamy Pisces from February 25 through March 21.
This transit fires up our fantasies and can turn our love lives into a dream.
The Piscesan energy wants us to share our feelings as it has no bounds in love. We have more compassion and are attracted to people who are left out, overlooked, or victimized. We can be self-sacrificing and have difficulty keeping up healthy boundaries in our relationships. As the walls between this physical world and the spiritual dissolve, we can find ourselves struggling to say No, especially if our heart has been touched in some way.
We can be quite sensitive and will avoid anything or anyone that makes us feel uncomfortable. Pisces invented the word Ghosted, so we need to not push for love or a commitment. Don’t not underestimate our ghostiness abilities during this time. Just go with the flow.
Fantasies and wishful thinking can be strong while Venus is in Pisces. But we must be careful not to fool ourselves by only believing what we want, as lines get more easily crossed. Finding some people may be more difficult as this energy is elusive and dream-like, and it can pull us into a strange space, and a twilight zone like state of mind, where everything feels odd. So be careful not to lose touch with reality under its influence.
We can feel detached from our physical reality and feel as if we are almost outside of it, like when remote viewing. Our dream world is highly active, and it’s easier to cross into different realms and dimensions. There can be signs and symbols in our dreams from the Universe, so we need to pay attention to what messages they are trying to convey.
During the Venus in Pisces cycle, we put on rose-colored glasses to view our relationships in the way we want to (we can do the same with money.) Often, love can be hard to define, and our thinking can be illogical. But our hearts are full of compassion, especially with our partners, or lovers. In our relationships, we might rediscover a kind of compassion that was thought to be lost. We can feel more connected with the world in an emotional way.
Connecting into our emotions can bring some clarity, as our life is all the colors of the rainbow. So we embrace love and forgive more easily. We seem to understand or sympathize with people better during this time. We thoroughly enjoy the art of seduction, as escapism is a rush. Just don’t escape into drugs or alcohol for a whole month!
Venus in Pisces energy can soften our disposition as we feel more tender and affectionate. There’s a stronger longing or desire to hold on to something we can’t describe or put our finger on, so feeling satisfied may not come so easy. Boundaries dissolve in relationships and often with our cash flow when Venus is in Pisces. If there’s already been relationship or money issues in your life since January of this year, you need to buckle down and be more mindful of what you are communicating during this cycle.
Our imagination is very strong and active. This transit’s shadowy side often sparks our fantasies about romance, especially involving our past relationships. There also can be feelings of sadness, and we can feel more down and hurt over what we have lost in love. It’s time to let go of the pain we’ve been holding onto and release a dream or relationship in some cases.
We can be attracted to more complicated and strongly unbalanced people. It’s not the best idea to go back to an ex-lover that hurt you, as you might be focused on only the positive things that happened and can lose sight of what was wrong in the first place. It can backfire if we try to get back with ex-lovers or friends from the past.
Zen it out and get into spiritual activities like meditation, journal-writing, yoga or exercise, or doing anything that helps you connect to your higher-self, and that will help keep you stay grounded.
Take care, enjoy the Venus in Pisces vibes and work on self-care, self-love, and self-nurturing!