Pisces is the sign that rules intuition, and this can play out not only in your natal planets, if you have any in Pisces, and not only with your natal Neptune position, the natural ruler of Pisces, but also with the house cusp in your natal chart that has Pisces on it. That house gets some of that Pisces intuition, and it's one where you can - and likely should! - trust your gut, your inner guide, because it's strong there. This can be slightly complicated if the house cusp is anaretic (29 degrees Pisces) or at a critical degree (4 or 17 degrees Pisces), and you may have to work through insecurity before being able to fully access the intuitive energy (but once you do, you actually have even more intuitive energy than everyone else does!). If you don't have a house cusp with Pisces on it, that means Pisces is intercepted, fully contained within the house that has Aquarius on the cusp, and that can make it more difficult to access. There's usually a block involved that needs to be removed before you can use the energy. But subconsciously, the intuitive energy can be much, much stronger for you, and learning to trust your instincts can prove to be a powerful helper in your life.
So, where can you trust your gut? Read on:
1st house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 1st house cusp, your intuitive energy can be more obvious and more easily digested for you since this is the house of the self. You can trust your gut instincts in spur-of-the-moment situations, when you need to make decisions quickly, and when it comes to going down new paths and starting new beginnings.
2nd house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 2nd house cusp, your intuitive energy can be more grounded. You can trust your gut instincts when it comes to your finances since the 2nd house rules your money, as well as with how to bring about stability, security, and safety into your life.
3rd house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 3rd house cusp, your intuitive energy can merge with your mind. You can trust your gut instincts when it comes to your ideas and plans, choosing between them, and when it comes to finding the right way to express yourself and communicate clearly, and to understand what others mean.
4th house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 4th house cusp, your intuitive energy can be amplified by your emotions. You can trust your gut instincts when it comes to emotional situations and decisions, when dealing with family, or when you're working on the foundation of something.
5th house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 5th house cusp, your intuitive energy can be amplified by your creativity. You can trust your gut instincts when it comes to creative projects and ventures, matters of the heart, and how to deal with loved ones (especially your children).
6th house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 6th house cusp, your intuitive energy can come out in the mundane. You can trust your gut instincts when it comes to work projects, tasks, and chores, parsing through the details and fine print, managing daily life, or dealing with health matters.
7th house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 7th house cusp, your intuitive energy can be amplified when you feel balanced. You can trust your gut instincts when it comes to how to manage others and maneuver relationships, negotiating and mediating, and finding peace and compromise.
8th house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 8th house cusp, your intuitive energy can be amplified after a transformation occurs. You can trust your gut instincts when it comes to dealing with a transformation, managing finances that impact others, or dealing with matters that are deeply-held, serious, or dark.
9th house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 9th house cusp, your intuitive energy can be amplified when you feel fully free. You can trust your gut instincts when it comes to dealing with expanding your life, having new experiences, exploring, learning, sharing wisdom, as well as legal matters.
10th house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 10th house cusp, your intuitive energy can be amplified when you feel you're attained success. You can trust your gut instincts when it comes to your goals and ambitions, who to look up to and get advice from, and what path and direction to travel in your life.
11th house cusp in Pisces
With Pisces on the 11th house cusp, your intuitive energy can be amplified when you feel independent. You can trust your gut instincts when it comes to dealing with friends and groups, casual connections, the masses or world at large, humanitarian matters, pursuing your dreams, or challenging the norm.
12th house cusp in Pisces
The 12th house is naturally ruled by Pisces, so with Pisces on the 12th house cusp, this can help make your intuitive energy feel more natural to you, and you can trust your gut instincts more easily, particularly when dealing with your subconscious mind, matters from the past, or karma.
November's full moon occurs on the 4th at 12:23AM ET in Taurus. The Taurus full moon is generally one that's less emotional, and wants us to be more grounded and calm. We can see what's happening and not be quite so affected by it. But when we do get upset, we can get stuck in it, and calming down can be quite difficult. That's when chocolate comes into play!
We can focus on matters of stability, security, and safety, all the domain of Taurus, and work to remove blocks with them. The more we feel stable, secure, and safe, the less prone we can be to emotional upset and stress. We can also focus on what may be making us feel insecure, and work on releasing that. If we don't, we can feel even more self-doubt.
Taurus is the ruler of money, so we can see some developments financially. We can be rewarded for smart money decisions and actions and responsibility, or punished for financial laziness, irresponsibility, or impulsiveness. We need to get serious about money and handle it the right way.
The full moon is sextile (positive aspect, two signs away) transit (moving) Neptune in Pisces. This helps us to be more compassionate and understanding, and we can do work to help those who can't help themselves. We can also feel more artistic and creative, and imagination and fantasy can be strong. What a day for a daydream . . .
The full moon occurs at 11 degrees 58 minutes in Taurus. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 9 degrees 58 minutes - 13 degrees 58 minutes Taurus
Sextile: 9 degrees 58 minutes - 13 degrees 58 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Square: 9 degrees 58 minutes - 13 degrees 58 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 9 degrees 58 minutes - 13 degrees 58 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Opposition: 9 degrees 58 minutes - 13 degrees 58 minutes Scorpio
November's new moon occurs on the 18th at 6:42AM ET in Scorpio. The Scorpio new moon can be more intense than your average new moon, and whatever sparks our interest, we can be passionate and obsessed about. When we dive into something, we can go fully, all or nothing, and it can be a great time for anything that requires complete and total dedication and intense passion. It may not be so great for anything that we feel is superficial or that lacks depth though, and we may have less patience for that. We want to be able to dive deep and have plenty to discover on our way to the core.
We can be more researching and investigating, so we may see something hidden revealed, some mystery solved, something dark brought to light (something Russian, perhaps?). On a personal level, this can come out in the areas of life ruled by the house the new moon occurs in with your own chart.
Scorpio rules transformations, so this is a great time to get one started. Focus on a transformation for the better on some area of life or part of yourself and get started. We may see some transformations occurring in the world at large, and this is largely helped by Jupiter freshly in Scorpio for this new moon (about a month in). It's a great time for a transformation or two, to better ourselves and the world.
Scorpio also rules other people's money, so there an be some developments with world finances, debts, loans, inheritances, joint finances, business finances.
The new moon occurs at 26 degrees 19 minutes in Scorpio. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 24 degrees 19 minutes - 28 degrees 19 minutes Scorpio
Sextile: 24 degrees 19 minutes - 28 degrees 19 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 24 degrees 19 minutes - 28 degrees 19 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 24 degrees 19 minutes - 28 degrees 19 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Opposition: 24 degrees 19 minutes - 28 degrees 19 minutes Taurus
Scorpio has a bad reputation. It's known for being intense, brooding, mysterious, dark, and sometimes, it's hard to look at the bright side in this sign's brooding darkness. But Scorpio energy is intense, and one thing this sign has the capability of doing is intensifying whatever signs it's coupled with, creating an area where you have almost a superpower. This can be most obvious when you have Scorpio in the triad - Sun, Moon, or Rising sign - and Scorpio intensifies the other signs involved. But you can also see it if you have Scorpio planets in a house (intensifying the house), planets in the 8th house (intensifying the planet), or Pluto conjuncting a natal planet (intensifying the planet). Let's go through them!
Scorpio + Aries = Super Warrior
Both of these signs were once ruled by the same planet, Mars, before Pluto came along and took over Scorpio, so it makes sense for this coupling to be the super warrior. You're someone with incredible strength of will, who can push through anything, and have perhaps the best chance of making what you want happen.
Scorpio + Taurus = Super Abundant
Both of these signs rule money (Taurus ruling yours, Scorpio ruling shared), so when they're paired together, you may possess a great ability to create weather, abundance, prosperity, and utilize the resources available to you in a way that no one else can even begin to fathom.
Scorpio + Gemini = Super Brain
These signs seem like they're opposites externally, but Scorpio is unrelenting focus on one thing and Gemini is scattered focus lots of things, so put them together and they balance each other out so perfectly that you have the capability of having a super brain, a mind that can't be competed with, and great mental strength.
Scorpio + Cancer = Super Nurturer
As these are two water signs, they have a natural affinity for one another and therefore work together well, so their coupling can help you to be a super nurturer or mother hen, someone who is the matriarch/patriarch that your whole support system looks up to and values, and who can reach out and touch everyone on a deep emotional level.
Scorpio + Leo = Super Creative
Leo is the sign of creativity, so these two paired up together can make you such a creative type, you can channel everything you feel (and all of the intensity) into your creative outlets and create masterpieces that convey the depth and passion you have inside of you in a way that's relatable.
Scorpio + Virgo = Super Worker
Virgo is the sign of work, so when coupled with Scorpio, you can be super productive, super efficient, super detailed, super attentive, and this helps you to get way more done than most of us, and attain a level of power and control over your work and daily life that most of us can't touch.
Scorpio + Libra = Super Partner
Libra rules relationships while Scorpio rules intimacy, so these two bonding make you someone who can be an amazing partner in personal and professional relationships, someone both committed and passionate, understanding and fair, and willing to be there for others no matter what, almost instinctively knowing when someone needs you.
Scorpio + Sagittarius = Super Wise
Sagittarius is a student of life and Scorpio is passionate focus, so put them together and this combination has the greatest potential to create a wise old owl of a person, someone with a depth and breadth of knowledge gained through life experience, and an understanding of the most delicate and intricate complexities of life.
Scorpio + Capricorn = Super Success
Unrelenting focus of Scorpio meets disciplined ambition of Capricorn, what else can you expect?! This combination offers the greatest opportunity to create such impressive success in life in whatever you choose to focus on, whatever goals you have, because you'll keep at it no matter what and do whatever it takes.
Scorpio + Aquarius = Super Expert
Aquarius is a mental air sign that loves to learn as much as possible about something, so matched with passionate Scorpio, and you become someone capable of being a top expert in their field, someone that everyone else cites and quotes and respects and listens to and looks up to as the one who knows all.
Scorpio + Pisces = Super Mystic
Pisces is the sign of the mystic, but can sometimes have difficulty focusing that, so adding in Scorpio's unrelenting focus helps Pisces to realize the full potential it has to be a super mystic, someone deeply spiritual, in tune with the subtle vibrations of the Universe and of people, and with an intense understanding of the soul.
There's always a lot of talk about Pluto, Uranus, Saturn, even Jupiter, but usually a lot less talk about transit Neptune. Oddly, I keep getting asked about the impact of transit Neptune conjunct a personal planet, so I thought I'd write an article about it. The energy of Neptune in transit is "dissolving", so when transit Neptune is conjunct any planet or point in our chart, we tend to see something fade away from our lives linked to it. It can be literal, but often it's in an abstract, figurative, or metaphorical way.
Neptune conjunct the natal Sun or Moon can bring about an increase in intuition and allow us to tap into the intuitive part of ourselves. It can be a spiritual period as well, and we can focus more on connecting to our spiritual selves (not necessarily in a religious way, more in a mystical way). Imagination, compassion, and empathy surges as well. The downside is we're more vulnerable to deception, more easily led astray, and other people can see us how they want to see us. With Neptune, there's always a battle with reality, which is most a problem with the Sun and Moon, and this usually comes out with the house placement and house rulership of the planet.
Neptune conjunct Mercury takes aim at your mind, and can be an incredible time for imagination. If you're any kind of writer, speaker, or teacher, you can become much more captivating, charismatic, and everyone can be attracted to your way of communicating (_there's just something in the way they speak/write . . ._). You can get lost in daydreams and fantasies, and dream the day away quite easily, so focus usually isn't great with Neptune conjunct Mercury. With this aspect, you have to take care about becoming vulnerable to the beautiful words of others, easily falling for the things people say and not seeing what it is they really mean.
Neptune conjunct Venus focuses on your relationships, and this is one of those aspects where you can either meet your soul mate or fall for the Devil in disguise. Unfortunately, it's most often the latter! We want to see the best in others, so this can be an excellent time for doing work that helps others (let out your humanitarian side and be super compassionate). But that means we can also be taken advantage of by people we think we love and we think love us, and that leaves us vulnerable to bad people who will leave ugly scars when it's over. It's vital that you work on trying to be as realistic as possible with the people in your life.
Neptune conjunct Mars does work on your energy, drive, and ability to take action. What Neptune conjunct Mars is great for is taking action (Mars) with your dreams (Neptune). The problem? Neptune isn't really active, more like it ebbs and flows and gets moved by the wind, the water, the air, the smoke. Mars, on the other hand, wants to jump into things and be the pioneer. Neptune can take away the ability for you to figure out what the heck you should be taking action with, and you may find that when you do take action, you don't know what to do next, or you realize you didn't think this through (_it was all too hazy_) and it doesn't go the way you thought it would. This tends to play out in the areas of life ruled by the house Mars is located and rules.
It's always about trying to see reality with Neptune, trying to manage the fantasy, the haziness, the fog that sets in. Grounding yourself can be super important and helpful with this, but often, once you're too far gone, you've gotta just wait until it's over, and hope there's not too much of a mess!
(originally in the June 5th 2017 newsletter)
Jupiter is known as the happy planet, the beneficial planet, the planet of luck and optimism and all of that good stuff. At his core, Jupiter is the planet of expansion. He expands whatever he touches. While he does want to be positive, that doesn't always mean that the expansion that occurs will be positive. He can expand whatever is there, whatever is happening, so he may expand on the good, or he may expand on the bad.
The house that transit (moving) Jupiter is touring in your natal chart gets a big dose of his expansive energy. You can find new opportunities, open up to new possibilities, and open your mind and world. But you can also see that when things go wrong, they get worse in a hurry, and if things aren't going well when Jupiter enters the house and you're not doing anything to right the ship, he can make it much worse.
When transit Jupiter is aspecting a natal planet or house cusp at a critical or anaretic degree, this can expand the critical energy associated with that planet, and the difficulties you may normally contend with regarding that planet can become more pronounced. It can be in your face. But since Jupiter is the happy, lucky planet, if you work on doing things right and making things better, he'll help you do that.
When transit Jupiter is making a hard aspect - a square or opposition in his case - this can expand on the difficult energy of Jupiter. There can be an excess of everything, particularly laziness and indulgence, and you can go to extremes and not really feel it. It doesn't seem so bad to you, because Jupiter makes you feel so good even when things aren't going well sometimes. But again, because Jupiter is the happy planet, you can work with the squares and oppositions so they're not as difficult as with other transit planets.
Conjunctions by Jupiter are generally not seen as hard aspects, but they can be incredibly expansive. It's usually in a good way, but it can be in a difficult way too.
In your natal chart, the house and sign location of your natal Jupiter gets this expansive energy throughout your life, and it can expand on the good or expand on the difficulties you experience with the areas of life ruled by the house and sign. You can turn things around more quickly, but you may slip into quicksand more easily as well.
When transit Jupiter is retrograde, expansion may be more limited, and we can all feel more limited with the opportunities we have for expansion, or lack motivation and drive to find them. When transit Jupiter is at a critical degree, we can also struggle with expansion, and may go too far or not far enough.
So remember expansion when assessing the impact of Jupiter in your life, and focus on doing things right so that even if things are difficult, he can help you to make it better.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
Aries October 2017 Monthly Horoscope
Venus enters air sign Libra, the sign opposite yours, on October 14th, and you can enjoy spending more time with the people in your life, the people you care about, and be more committed to them. You can be more commitment-minded, and in love, you can be more supportive. If single, you can focus on someone you feel is an equal, and if attached, you can work to grow closer with your partner. Your ruler, Mars, joins Venus in Libra on October 22nd, and you can have more energy and drive when you have a partner. You can do more with someone by your side than you can do alone, and you can make your relationships more of a priority. You can also strive to be more fair-minded and compromising, and can meet people in the middle. This can be a good time to commit to someone, and you can keep the peace in relationships.
October 2017 New & Full Moons
November 2017 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Scorpio: October 2017 - November 2018
Saturn in Sagittarius: December 2014 - June 2015, September 2015 - December 2017
Saturn in Sagittarius for Each Sign