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Aug 27, 2016

Mercury goes retrograde Tuesday, August 30 at 09:03:07 am Eastern Time in the sign of Virgo.

Mercury goes retrograde Tuesday, August 30 at 09:03:07 am Eastern Time in the sign of Virgo.

Mercury, the Sun, Jupiter and the North Node are all in the sign of Virgo, so this retrograde Mercury time should be noticeable. In addition, Saturn and Mars are in Sagittarius, with Neptune and the South Node in Pisces. These planets are in a restless, irritable relationship with each other and reflect the instability we are experiencing.

There are the usual cautions about signing contracts and care in travel. Expect changes in travel plans because the details are changed. As I’ve written before, I’ve often traveled under a retrograde Mercury, and indeed, the plans are changed, but for the better. If you are expecting glitches, you can treat it as an adventure.

Virgo will experience this the most because details can be delayed, incorrect or missing. Virgo may push for details and receive resistance, especially from Sagittarius and Pisces. Taurus and Capricorn can help Virgo.

Neptune in Pisces is in a challenging relationship with Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius, meaning that Sagittarius can be disappointed with situations and perhaps with people not showing up or being unavailable. Pisces may escape by disappearing. Aries and Leo can help Sagittarius, with Cancer and Scorpio helping Pisces.

The Moon will be in Leo, with Leo offering creative, firm management and stability. Venus will be in Libra, offering diplomacy, cooperation and leadership. If Leo and Libra would work together, the instability and grouchiness can be alleviated. Uranus is in Aries, indicating that Aries can offer a quick, unusual solution, working well with Leo to help Sagittarius.

Gemini can either use their ability to communicate all facets of the situation or stir things up with verbal quips: it is their choice. There is tension between Gemini and Sagittarius, with Sagittarius the stronger at this time.

Cancer can work with Scorpio to soothe emotions and to help Pisces. Capricorn can work with Taurus to give quiet leadership and financial help to Virgo. Aquarius is a group leader and can offer group management if they are not pressured to obey by Leo.

Finis. Enjoy.

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Aug 24, 2016

Italy, Burma quakes, 8/24 Louisiana Flooding, Vesuvius eruption, 8/24/79 California wildfires

On the anniversary of the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 70 AD or CE, high-magnitude earthquakes hit Italy and Burma; California is burning and Louisiana is experiencing unprecedented floods. All these disasters are devastating what they touch. The news reported that the town of Amatrice, Italy is devastated, as are the pagodas in Burma. The flooding and fires here in the USA are so severe, recovery will be difficult or maybe even impossible. People in all these areas have lost everything. 

When Mount Vesuvius erupted cataclysmically in the summer of A.D. 79, the nearby Roman town of Pompeii was buried under several feet of ash and rock. The ruined city remained frozen in time until it was discovered by a surveying engineer in 1748. The same Virgo stellium, or many planets together in the sign of Virgo, is in the chart of the Vesuvius eruption. In the year 79, when Vesuvius erupted, the planet Neptune was stationery in the fire sign of Sagittarius and in stressful relationship with the Virgo planets. Even though Neptune was not rediscovered yet, it was still effective.

What do these natural disasters have in common? All of these happened during Virgo time, with five planets in the sign of Virgo, an earth planet. For some time, we astrologers have been writing about the current unstable planetary configuration, which affects the entire globe.

August 24, 2016, the planets Mars and Saturn are conjunct (beside each other) in the fire sign of Sagittarius, in a challenging relationship with Neptune in the water sign of Pisces and in stress with the Sun, the Nodes, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury in the earth sign of Virgo. This reveals that the earth is challenged by water and fire.

Saturn and Mars are very strong when working together, and today they are exactly together at 9 degrees of Sagittarius in square, or challenging, relationship with Neptune at 10 degrees Pisces. The planets Mars and Saturn will be conjunct and in square, or challenging relationship, with Neptune through the third week of September, 2016 this year.

In addition to the above, Uranus, in the fire sign of Aries, is setting the Virgo planets off with a quincunx configuration. In a personal chart, this means a need to adjust to unexpected changes you have no control over. The nodes today are in stationary mode, which intensifies action.

Personally, if you have a planet, your ascendent or midheaven at 9, 10, 11 or 12 degrees of any sign, expect instability and changes. How depends upon the signs involved. To enjoy a personal, quick, interpretation of your chart, please contact Patty now.

Aug 3, 2016

August 1 through August 31 2016

Full Moon eclipse 18 August 2016 in the signs of Aquarius and Leo.
Mercury goes retrograde 30 August 2016 in the sign of Virgo
New Moon eclipse 1 September 2016 in the sign of Virgo.

Following is your general planetary happenings for August. To receive your personal interpretation, contact Patty now, either via email or (302) 378-0579.

Aug 1: Good, busy day with pleasant change, with affairs going smoothly and settled. Good especially for Leo and Aries.

Aug 2: Mars goes into Sagittarius through the end of September. Stalled projects go forward, especially for Sagittarius. Gemini experiences opposition, possibly manifested as arguments. Virgo and Pisces experience very fast situations. Good month for Leo and Aries to finish projects. Cancer and Taurus adjust to life speeding up a little and to changes. Libra and Aquarius have the opportunity for interaction with travel or plans for the future. Scorpio and Capricorn are neutral.

Aug 2: New Moon in the sign of Leo, indicating good for Leo to get moving with creative projects and perhaps vacation plans. Aquarius could experience opposition over who is in control, with Taurus and Scorpio experiencing financial control issues. Aries and Sagittarius have smooth, fun times. Gemini and Libra have the opportunity to be included in grand social affairs. Cancer and Virgo are neutral; Capricorn and Pisces adjust to things not going as expected, but the change is better.

Aug 3: An irritating day for Leo and Pisces, who are not seeing eye to eye. Aries and Sagittarius can help Leo; Cancer and Scorpio can help Pisces.

SUMMERTIME AURORAS: As expected, a high-speed stream of solar wind (with a CME embedded in the flow) hit Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of Aug. 2nd.  The resulting G1-class geomagnetic storm sparked bright auroras across countries in Europe as well as several northern-tier US states. The show might not be over. NOAA forecasters estimate a 55% chance of similar storms on August 3rd as Earth continues to feel the effects of the solar wind. Visit http://spaceweather.com for photos and more information.

Aug 4: Moon goes into Virgo. The day is irritating or grouchy for Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini and Pisces. Any disagreements are minor.

Aug 5: Venus goes into Virgo through Aug 29, indicating a nice month for Virgo, who may soften and be more expressive. Good month for Taurus and Capricorn, who enjoy good working conditions and love life. Cancer and Scorpio have the opportunity for quiet, light financial gain or a surprise affection. Pisces may be piqued because of request for detail; Gemini and Sagittarius can be irritated by too much detail or work; Leo and Libra are neutral; Aquarius and Aries are thrown a little off balance because of lack of communication.

Aug 6: Moon goes into Libra. Testy day between Virgo and Sagittarius, with Virgo pushing for detail which Sagittarius does not enjoy. Taurus and Capricorn can help Virgo, Aries and Leo can help Sagittarius.

Aug 7: Communication is vague and incomplete; not a good day to make decisions. If communication is not happening, let it go because all the facts are not available.  Especially irritating today for Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. However, the Sun and Moon are getting along, meaning emotions are good and you basically have a good day. Libra and Leo may be responsible for a grand social event, including Gemini, Aquarius, Aries and Sagittarius. Enjoy.

Aug 9: Moon goes into Scorpio, and a generally pleasant day for all.

Aug 10: Quarter Moon in the signs of Scorpio and Leo, who have control issues, bringing Taurus and Aquarius into the mix. A day full of change, but communication of practical matters is excellent. This is the day for Virgo to present a financial consideration to the "financial controller." Also good for Capricorn and Taurus.

Aug 11: Moon goes into Sagittarius and is conjunct, or beside Mars. Great day for Sagittarius to initiate a project. Easy day for Aries and Leo, too. Gemini may experience mild opposition and can expect help from diplomatic Libra. Virgo and Pisces experience circumstances going too fast; Cancer and Taurus adjust to the unexpected; Libra and Aquarius enjoy the opportunity for travel. Scorpio and Capricorn are neutral.

Aug 12: Busy day with mundane tasks.

Aug 13: Jupiter and Uranus are at odds with each other, indicating a day of things not going as expected, especially for Virgo and Aries. There could be an unexpected happening related to freedom or revolution. Saturn goes direct a 9 degrees Sagittarius 46 minutes. If you have a 9 or 10 degree planet or point in your chart, this will be noticed. Venus and Saturn are in a challenging relationship, revealing financial and love life are not perfect. There is a need for common sense. Virgo and Sagittarius could feel lack of love or money; this is temporary. Taurus and Capricorn can help Virgo; Aries and Leo can help Sagittarius. However, the Sun and Moon are harmonious, indicating an overall good day, especially for Sagittarius and Leo, followed by Aries.

Aug 14: Moon goes into Capricorn. Love life and money are disappointing today because either someone does not show up or money is delayed. Virgo and Pisces are not getting along, with Gemini and Sagittarius irritated. The Moon is in a better mood after 9 pm, so the day ends well.

Aug 16: Good day with easy change and fun. The fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are favored today.

Aug 17: Love life and finances are better regarding practical matters. Virgo and Capricorn are favored, followed by Taurus.

Aug 18: Full Moon eclipse exact at 05:42:00 am ET in the signs of Aquarius and Leo. The degree is 25 degrees 52 minutes. If you have a 25 or 26 degree planet or point in your chart, it will be activated; how depending upon the aspect or relationship. This full Moon indicates stubborn financial control issues; with Aquarius and Leo in opposition; Taurus and Aquarius experiencing control issues that are not personal. Gemini and Libra can help Aquarius; Aries and Sagittarius can help Leo. The areas of the body focused with this full Moon are the heart, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and the calves of the legs.

Aug 19: Much communication that changes almost hourly; information is not good for making decisions.

Aug 22: Communication clears up from yesterday, with a lot of detail. Good day for Virgo to present, with Taurus and Capricorn experiencing clear, practical ideas. However, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius should be prepared to have details ready.

Aug 22: The Sun goes into Virgo through September 22. This is Virgo's month and is good for Virgo to stop procrastinating and put ideas and projects forth. Taurus and Capricorn can help and they enjoy a good month.. Pisces experiences opposition in the form of requests for detail and to be practical. Cancer and Scorpio have opportunities for successful detail-oriented tasks. Gemini and Sagittarius experience situations filled with practical tasks. Leo and Libra are neutral; Aries and Aquarius may be asked to produce unexpected detail, but their creativity and people skills can make the situation better.

Aug 24: Mars and Saturn have joined in the sign of Sagittarius, pressing them to activate a project, either future-oriented or travel. Aries and Leo experience a good day for goals. Gemini experiences opposition, with Virgo and Pisces having a day of interruptions. Taurus and Cancer adjust to a day with the unexpected. Scorpio and Capricorn are neutral; Libra and Aquarius have the opportunity to join the activity.

Aug 26: Weird day. Minor interruptions, plus unsatisfactory situations because either people do not show up and plans are delayed or lost. Virgo is the most frustrated and irritated, followed by Pisces and Aries.

Aug 27: Much better day, especially for practical affairs and detail. Excellent day for Virgo, who is soft and generous. Taurus and Capricorn have a nice, smooth day. Cancer and Scorpio have another opportunity for successful, mundane tasks. Gemini and Sagittarius experience irritations, with Pisces feeling pushed. Aries and Aquarius are not really pleased with the detailed tasks; Libra and Leo are neutral.

Aug 29: Pleasant communications. Virgo is loving and may receive a loving gift.

Aug 30: Mercury goes retrograde until September 22 in the sign of Virgo. Mercury is the patron planet of Virgo, who may experience frustration during this time. Details are not forthcoming, plans get lost or delayed and travel is difficult. Mercury is the patron planet of the written word, contracts and agreements, so it is not a good time to sign anything now. Details are omitted and are revealed after Mercury goes direct September 22. Travel is difficult because details are omitted, or the fine print was ignored. Historically, printers, computers and other electronics malfunction under a Mercury retrograde. This time the culprit would be a tiny, necessary piece. If you are a Virgo, this will be especially irritating. Pisces will not necessarily notice the lack of detail, but Gemini and Sagittarius can be irritated because of snafues regarding social affairs and travel. Taurus and Capricorn can help with the practical aspects; Cancer and Scorpio helping with emotions and organization. Aries and Aquarius experience little things not going as expected, but can adjust. Leo and Libra are somewhat neutral, but still experience the Mercury retrograde glitches.

Sept 1: looking forward to the eclipse in the sign of Virgo: this will accentuate Mercury going retrograde and activate everything Virgo, meaning all the above is re-emphasized.

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The booklet came about from a conversation with my sister, who was unsuccessfully trying to elicit information from someone. During our conversation, I realized I knew him and advised which verb to use to get his attention. It worked, and this will work for you, too.

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Jul 19, 2016

Full moon July 19 2016

Full Moon in Cancer July 19 at 7 pm ET.

Sorry I’ve been offline; it is as crazy here as it is with you.

To add to the craziness of a full Moon, the relationship between Mars and Uranus continues to be unstable, along with unstable, challenging circumstances with Neptune, Saturn and Mercury.

The full Moon is in the signs of Capricorn and Cancer, meaning people of these two signs experience exaggerated emotions. Aries and Libra experience challenging circumstances, possibly involving their Cancer and Capricorn friends. These signs are impulsive in nature, so be aware they may be more so today. The tension is between family and work. Taurus and Virgo can help Capricorn; Scorpio and Pisces can help Cancer. The areas of the body affected by this full Moon are the knees & bones, and the stomach & breasts.

Mars in Scorpio went direct June 29 and the world has been reeling with violence since; the pent-up energy has exploded. This is perhaps also reflected by the unstable relationship between Mars in Scorpio with Uranus in Aries. Mars is very strong and “poking” the radicals who want revolution. Personally, the signs affected are Aries and Scorpio, both of which are continually adjusting to things not being as expected and need to adjust.

The square with Saturn and Neptune is joined by Mercury today, revealing an attempt to communicate solutions which require a shift in perception and adjustment to circumstances to make it work. The signs involved are Leo who is attempting to communicate, but Leo needs to acknowledge other points of view to succeed; Capricorn, who can accept the communication which will be more creative than Capricorn is used to; and Pisces who needs to adopt a more practical outlook. However, Capricorn, Sagittarius and Pisces are not seeing eye to eye now, with Capricorn unusually unsettled. This is unstable and will be unstable through the end of September 2016.

The Moon indicates a sudden, short-lived change around 1 pm ET, and again involves Capricorn and Aries, with Cancer and Libra maybe being drawn in. However between 3 and 4 pm ET, the Moon offers a good opportunity for Capricorn and Scorpio and may be financial regarding a project.

The day ends between 8 and 9 pm ET with the communicator throwing the over-idealist one a curve. Leo could be asking that Pisces realize circumstances are not what was expected, but it is better. Good for a creative, possibly romantic escape. 

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Jul 3, 2016

Happy Fourth of July 2016

Happy Fourth of July 2016

May your Fourth of July bring you personal freedom and joy, and an appreciation of the freedom and tolerance of the USA, notwithstanding the media reports.

Fourth of July is the USA’s birthday and is in the sign of Cancer. Yes, countries live under an astrology sign, just like people do.

Before the California drought, the USA was the breadbasket of the world, feeding many, a true Cancer trait. The Cancer energy is motherly and wants to feed and care for others like a mother. Cancer is a soft sign on the surface, but when pushed too far, becomes very strong, creates change and then leads, even if it takes a while.

The Moon of the USA is in Aquarius, the sign of freedom, independence, equality and acceptance of those different from ourselves, again even if it takes a while. The Moon  and Sun are in an uncomfortable relationship (quincunx), meaning continual efforts to balance. It also means that circumstances are not always as they seem, but they end up better.

The ascendent of the United States is in the sign of Sagittarius, representing the diversity of the population resulting from immigration. Sagittarius is also the sign of personal freedom, freedom of religion, tolerance and higher education.

A personal note an about our family and immigration: our mother was an Irishwoman who immigrated through Ellis Island with her entire family. This makes us first-generation Irish-Americans. We went to grade school where we students were first-generation Irish-American, Italian-American and American. There are four siblings; three of whom married Americans, the fourth a man of another religion. Now for the interesting part: one niece married a first-generation Korean, her brother married a first-generation Russian; another niece married a Mexican; another niece married a first-generation Italian. We all are okay, with good lives and jobs, we are not rich, but we are happy. Only in America are we so blessed. So, on July 4, let us bless our ancestors and raise a glass to them, who immigrated under hardship, created a great and free America that they passed along to us. 


The Solar Return of the country indicates uncomfortable responsibility for the population. There is also an indication of stress regarding national borders, resulting from over-idealistic ideas that will be challenged this year of 2016. Thre is a need for common-sense, practical application of energies this year, which will be successful if adhered to and communicated. This includes finances and foreign trade. There is an indication of secret dealings behind the scenes, which may be revealed after the middle of this month of July 2016. The country will be in the public spotlight for about three months, with attention on legal dealings, agreements with allies and enemies. The press or media can bring good news if they will be truthful and compassionate.

The world is experiencing Saturn in Sagittarius in a square with Neptune in Pisces. This reveals stressful, unstable  circumstances regarding the border situations, with countries trying to restrict immigration. Saturn was conjunct the USA ascendent early February this year, early May and lastly, exactly on November 9, the but in effect for several days before and after. This reveals the financial restrictions or responsibilities the population is experiencing.

Jun 24, 2016

USA Supreme Court Ruling and Brexit.

As many of you know who interact with me frequently, I have been writing that the world is experiencing much change as revealed by the outer planets. Revolutions began March of 2011 going through about the end of April 2016 when the exact degrees began to wane. Now the tension is between the idealistic and the real. This is detailed in my newsletter, please click here to read. The word adjustment is used in this article. When you are advised to adjust in your reading, this means things do not go as you expected and you adjust to the change, which is usually better. The same applies to nations.

We have just witnessed more change with the USA Supreme Court tied 4-4, ruling  that President Obama’s Executive action on immigration was unconstitutional and unlawful and affirming affirmative action on June 23, and BREXIT, which is official on 24 June at 08:00 BST.

What do the planets say about these two important happenings? Overall, the planets show stability regarding careful, practical situations, combined with adjusting energies between law and order and the desire to be free. There is tension and discussion about over-idealistic ideas. The challenge of the unstable financial situation of the world must be dealt with common sense, with all parties participating.

The Supreme Court decision reveals it strengthens the USA legal system and public relations. The US continues the adjustment between law and order and freedom until the end of July of this year. The settling of law and order is good news for the financial sector, including investments and health care. This same law and order situation is an opportunity for the ideals of the US, especially the higher courts and immigration to realize gentle rule of law. The planetary configurations are close the USA’s Solar Return Chart, which will be published in a few days.

BREXIT to Great Britain reveals the same overall adjustments. However, the general population will adjust to greater personal freedom and younger people to the financial reality of their treasury. There may be tense circumstances because of financial control issues. It seems there will be controversy and loud conversation over immigration, especially from the young, but this is temporary.

Astrology detail:

A note to those of you interested in astrology: conservatives are ruled by Saturn and Capricorn; liberals by Jupiter and Sagittarius. Now in the sky, the conservative planet Saturn is in the liberal sign of Sagittarius, and the liberal planet Jupiter is in the somewhat restrictive and careful sign of Virgo. Virgo is also the sign of the environment. These two are in conflict with each other.

The planets Pluto, Uranus and Saturn were in a t-square in the sky during the revolutions from 2011 to now. This has waned somewhat. Now Jupiter is in trine with Pluto, indicating financial stability and good crops. However, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are in the t-square, indicating instability and confrontation, possibly triggered by the religious sector, which is ruled by Neptune, in its own religious sign of Pisces, the strongest of the t-square. However, the combination of Jupiter and Neptune in a challenging aspect also reveals bad weather with a lot of rain.

Mars has been retrograde since April 17 in the sign of Scorpio and goes direct June 29. The release may realize a rise in oil stocks or oil exploration, but Mars continues to reveal the adjustments or accommodations between law and order and freedom until about the middle of August.

Jun 13, 2016

Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces squares

Is the irritating t-square in the sky still in effect?

I am receiving phone calls asking it the T-square is still effective. In the sky, the planets Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune are in challenging relationships with each other. What this means to you is instability or changing, fluid circumstances.

This is already June 13, and one of the strong dates was June 3, 4 and 5. The next focus dates willl be June 20 and 21, then it wanes when the Sun, Mercury and Venus go into the sign of Cancer.

Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces born between the third and sixth of their respective months continue to experience changes. Virgo and Pisces, especially, have relationship irritations because of the tension between practical detail and the ideal which may be unrealistic. Sagittarius can be irritated because of the need for detail, which they don’t enjoy, and vagueness or dissolving plans.

The situation with Virgo began to wane June 9, with challenges continuing between Sagittarius and Pisces through September 2016 and then wanes.

What is indicated is that what is considered stable and secure is being stirred up to accept freedom and change. This change can ease into place beginning the end of December when Saturn and Uranus are friends again, or in a trine relationship. This is good news for Sagittarius and Aquarius, especially, who enjoy change. Worldwide, this means the new may replace the outworn or outdated.

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