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The Metaphysical Mind

By:  Janet Amid

August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.

– Henry Rollins


The SUN sign in astrology signifies the core essence of who we are – it is our individuality, our primal center, why we are motivated and what makes us tick. It is the prime focal point within our personality, more importantly it’s what drives us. Presently, the SUN is transiting in the fire-ruled, regal sign of Leo symbolizing the warmth and/or creative energy of the SUN which is ruled by LEO. On entering the sign of LEO from July 23 through August 20, the SUN illuminates a cosmic magnificence, a majestic self-proclaimed feel. Time to just sit back and enjoy the heat. As it conjuncts transiting Jupiter in Leo, that intensity is magnified to its fullest. For those born under Sagittarius, Leo, Aries, this is your month to shine.


Jupiter the planet of “happy” has now revisited the sign of LEO after a 12 year transit.The last occurrence was in 2002. Jupiter is an indulgent planet, a most agreeable, expansive, fun-loving and generous sign. Its transit in the social sign of LEO from July 2014 through 2015, will inspire a strong connection to children, creativity, theater, music or various forms of speculation. For those born under, Sagittarius ( your ruler), or Leo, Libra, and Aries, you’re in the zone with this transit. However there is a flip side, as SATURN, the planet of structure in the intense, money-oriented sign of Scorpio where it will remain until DEC 24, 2014, creates an obstacle to transiting SUN and JUPITER. Therefore do not be surprised if financial situations are in a flux, as money and work-related issues feel so unsettled. Specifically speaking, this could relate to the stock market, or any sort of financial undertaking. Those born under, TAURUS, AQUARIUS, LEO AND SCORPIO are most affected. So be careful for a few more months. In addition, the FULL MOON on the 10th, may intensify this aspect even more causing the fixed sign to feel more overwhelmed than ever.


Astrologically speaking, this community-conscious FULL MOON will occur on July 10. It’s all about being fair and acting humane, opposing the autonomous LEO SUN, shedding light on the relationship between teamwork and individuality. This FULL MOON in AQUARIUS reminds us that we are part of something larger than ourselves, and that acting on the ideas and ideals that are dear to us will benefit everyone. It’s time to take a step back from personal needs and ambitions, reminding us that individual fulfillment requires a safe, healthy and sane environment in which to flourish.On the flip side, those born under Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus may feel as though they are spinning out of control as the FULL MOON along with transiting Sun, and Saturn create an intense vortex to your planet influences. Emotions may run very high, therefore keep yourself centered.


When the Goddess of Pleasure and Play and the Lion meet on August 12, it’s destined to be a time of magic and romance. Things may seem larger than life when it comes to art, music, parties and even people. You might be tempted to go shopping and purchase that luxury item staring you in the face. When it comes to Venus, we cannot leave out romance. While she remains in Leo, love and attraction promises to be big and bold. This is no time to be coy or play it shy. The energy of this transit suggests drama, flair and strutting your stuff. It’s time to take center stage in love’s arena. However with transiting Saturn in Scorpio at odds with transiting Venus, you may find yourself toned down a bit, more suspicious than usual and more apt to be cautious. Not such a bad thing. After all, Venus is Leo has no boundaries and this may be a time when you actually think before jumping.

When Mercury comes home to his earthy home sign of Virgo, it’s time to get serious. When Mercury enters the practical and problem-solving terrain of the Virgin, our minds shift towards what’s essential and practical. It’s a time to sift and sort through everything that’s cluttering up the purity of the process — especially at work. Mercury in the sign of Virgo can be highly analytical and excellent at getting to the bare bones of a problem where often the best solutions can be found. Our minds are extremely sharp at the moment, able to zero-in on the flaws or areas that need improvement. We’re more likely to find the typos, mistakes and cracks in the armor.


As the NEW MOON in VIRGO begins, we move out of the Leo’s regal shine, and we find ourselves more involved with responsibilities, focusing on the human experience. Under Virgo’s visionary eye, we look for ways to perfect, to improve ourselves and others.
This New Moon trine to Pluto will strengthen and empower our sense of resolve. Sometimes through healing, painful emotions can arise so that they can be released, allowing us to clear the slate for new patterns and pathways to develop and take root.
Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) harmonizes with the New Moon (sextile aspect) which will provide a feeling of abundance and confidence. Discipline and some kind of plan will be required in order to really utilize all of this positive energy. Venus/Saturn conflicts sometimes puts road blocks in our way and patience is required in order to achieve the goal. The New Moon is a great time to start fresh, begin a new chapter. Create some order.


ARIES- This could be your time to shine through work or play as VENUS and the transiting SUN highlight your own sign. However, not a the best when it comes to money and possessions. If anything stand down for a while, and get yourself in order before jumping in to unsteady waters.

TAURUS – Between work and home you may feel as though you have way to much on your plate, as you struggle to keep everything together. However know that the transiting SUN and JUPITER transiting your area of home should provide you with enough energy to keep your stamina up. Also, this months FULL MOON at the zenith part of your chart is all about getting the kudos you so deserve.

GEMINI – With so many positive influences taking place around you, this should be your time to express what you feel to the fullest. As JUPITER and the transiting SUN engage your area of chat, you are not without words or social grace. In addition, this months FULL MOON promises to heighten your area of thought and higher aspirations. A great time to venture out, maybe do something unusual.

CANCER – With the transiting SUN AND JUPITER traveling through your area of monies & posessions, this should be where you feel the most comfort knowing that all is well in your financial department. Also, a great period to invest, or check out other options for financial gain as the FULLMOON on the 10th highlights your 8th house of values.

LEO – It’ all about you as the SUN and transiting VENUS travel through your own sign, the limelight is on you, however as the FULL MOON opposes you on the 10th, you may feel a bit over the top where relationships are concerned. New or existing partnerships take on a new vibration as you may feel completely overwhelmed by what is being thrown at you.

VIRGO – Sometimes it’s better to take control of the past, instead of letting the past control you. This months cosmic influences, specifically speaking the SUN and transiting JUPITER travel through the most intense, private sector of your chart, the 12th house. This is where all your memories linger, and where your intuition is deepened. In addition. as the FULL MOON occurs on July 10 opposite the SUN AND JUPITER, you may feel significance in focusing on health and fitness.

LIBRA – As the planets favorably chime with your own sign, this may be your month to accomplish all that needs to be done. Specifically speaking, the transiting SUN and JUPITER accent your area of friendships, bringing to light your best where social connections are concerned. Also, the FULL MOON highlighting your area of speculation accents your ability to win at almost anything. Great cycle for love matters, new or current.

SCORPIO – With the SUN AND JUPITER hovering over your career house, may find yourself in a dither as you feel very torn between work and home. However much can be said about your need to control every given situation, and to constantly feel as though you’re always putting out fires. However as difficult as it may seem, this period may prove to be one where you find satisfaction in finally getting things done. Also, the FULL MOON on the 10th will most likely bring to light issues that have needed resolution for a very long time.

SAGITTARIUS – You may feel quite at home during this month as the transiting SUN and JUPITER travel through your ruler sector of your chart, the 9th house. You may feel inspired to write, travel, and to take on new ventures that you have been aching to tap in to. This is your month to create, to just be. However as the FULL MOON accents your 3rd house, be watchful of words that may get you in trouble. Delivery counts.

CAPRICORN – As careful as you are with money, you may find yourself with the SUN and JUPITER traveling through your 8th house, a bit more cavalier than usual. Also, you may find yourself a bit more generous that usual, and less inclined to be obsessive about financial affairs.

AQUARIUS – It’s all about partnerships, both personal and career related as the SUN and JUPITER travel through your area of relationships. This may be your time to show what you are capable of. A great month for hanging out, taking care of legal obligations and being in the public eye. Also, this months FULL MOON in your own sign accents you. A great period to focus on just doing for yourself.

PISCES – With this months FULL MOON occurring in your area of thought, you may find yourself letting go of past issues, and cleaning out your mental closest. Also, with the transiting SUN and JUPITER in your area of health and fitness, this may be your month to be in charge of yourself. A great period to start a new health regimen



April’s Horoscope

By:  Janet Amid

Plenty of action taking place in the month of APRIL!

 Presently, we are in the midst of a PLUTO/URANUS  square, which has been affecting us for the last few years, and will continue for another few years. We have seen how its affect has shifted us on a global level, politically and economically, not to mention extreme shifts in our weather patterns and more importantly on a more personal level. We’re all going through some sort of personal change, some of us are evolving, some more than others. We’re being forced out of our comfort zones, and more importantly those born under Libra, Cancer, Capricorn and Aries are affected the most, specifically in areas of career and home. Of course for others, much has to do with what is taking place in our own charts.
At this time, astrologically speaking, we have PLUTO in Capricorn, JUPITER in Cancer, URANUS in Aries, then and MARS, the planet of action in retrograde in the partnership sign of Libra creating  a complete square/opposition to the other planets. MARS, will remain in retrograde until May, 20, 2014. MARS, is the planet of assertion, sex, action, anger, motivation, drive, competitiveness, so when in the refines sign of LIBRA it totally feels like a fish out of water,as Libra seeks out stability, balance and refinement, while MARS, ruled by ARIES, takes no prisoners, it charges right in and takes total control. However in the sign of Libra it may possess more of a wishy washy attitude, or even that matter passive/aggressive.  When MARS turns retrograde it suppresses whatever is going on, and generally this in when most of us implode/explode.
In mid- April, the URANUS/JUPITER square becomes exact, and JUPITER creates an exact T-SQUARE, then MARS comes into an exact degree GRAND CROSS.  All the planets will be in cardinal signs. This can be an extreme intense period for all of us. There is the possibility of more natural disasters, earthquakes, extreme weather conditions, terrorism, some sort if military issue could arise, and relationships may become very unpredictable as well as unsteady.
For many of us, on a personal level, its all about change. Many of us are afraid of change, especially if its extreme change, but the thing is that it doesn’t have to be extreme if you are willing to go with the flow.  Since we have already been nudged out of our comfort zones, we now know what to expect. So you do what you can to move forward into change, instead of resisting it and fighting it.  Resistance is futile  and the degree to which you resist is the degree to which you suffer.  People who have been suffering in silence will suddenly have a voice. The way to handle these aspects is to accept change, work with the energies at hand and open yourself to good things Be alert to the fact that we control our own actions.
In addition to all of this, April 20 begins an intense phase for all of us as it starts with the MOON in CAPRICORN creating a HUGE domino effect as it pulls the trigger. Then when we think we have had enough April 22, MARS, the planet of war moves into the exact position and creates an obstacle to the existing T-SQUARE.
ARIES – As MARS continues in retrograde, relationships, both personal and work related become intense. You may find yourself spinning in so many different directions. Plus as always it’s important to keep a firm grip on your emotions and now react impulsively.
TAURUS – A great period to plan a health routine, get yourself psyched to begin. During this period of MARS retrograde along with the cardinal planets in conflict you may find yourself craving some sort of structure. Good period to create new habits.
GEMINI – Your intentions may be great, however your judgement could be a bit off as MARS retrograde hits your area of love, and speculation. It’s not the best chance taking time, however it wouldn’t hurt to reexamine your intentions. In addition, you may be biting off more than you can chew. Time to slow down.
CANCER – Your foundation may feel a bit off kilter as your home base needs more stability. Time to focus in on getting things done that have been left on the back burner. In addition, metaphorically speaking, this also relates to your inner self. Time to purge.
LEO – This is one month where you really need to watch your words. Though your heart is pure, your words have a bite, so during this crazy month, it’s important to think things through before reacting to petty annoyances.  The results would be beneficial in the end.
VIRGO – With so many crazy things going on this month, you need to be extra careful when dealing with financial matters. Though you are not a chance taking person- you may find yourself acting out of character. Better to be safe than sorry, think things through before plunging in to unsafe waters.
LIBRA – As MARS continues its retrograde in your own sign, and PLUTO, JUPITER and the transiting SUN are at war, you may find yourself wanting to retreat, or to just coast through. Not a great cycle to personal change, however it’s a good month to plan. As with everything else, no pain no gain.
SCORPIO – Though you are introspective at heart, a secretive type, you may find yourself needing to purge and to let go of old patterns and habits. With MARS transiting your area of thought, and the transiting SUN hitting your area of health and habits, what better time to get in gear?
SAGITTARIUS – A true seeker of knowledge,  a therapist at heart, it is always your desire to help  others find their true north. Specifically speaking, friends and co-workers. However at this time, you may find yourself less tolerant and more abrasive than normal. The best thing to do is to pull back and regain yourself. As with everything else, this too shall pass.
CAPRICORN – As MARS hovers over the zenith part of your chart, your career, you may find yourself running in circles. Caught between work and home, it gets to be a bit much. However pacing yourself will only help with the intensity. Realizing your limits will get you farther ahead.
AQUARIUS – As high-thinking as you are, this period opens the way to expanding on your insights. This is your month to really plug in to your higher awareness. Travel, searching to step out of the box is essential for your well being. It helps to keep it all together.
PISCES – During this MARS retrograde, and with all the cardinal planets in transit, you may discover that your money house is in a state of confusion. It’s up to you to regain yourself and bring everything into sync. This is a good month to force changes that need to be made.
ASTROLOGICAL TIPS – Dieting? Best time to plan is now, best time to implement is after MAY 20.

December Monthly Forecast 2013


Happy Birthday Sag! ENJOY! ENTERTAIN!

Mantra for the month – Generosity towards others, brings light and happiness into our own lives. Time to have fun, slow down and enjoy.

The Holiday season, and the magic of Christmas is symbolized as the Winter Solstice begins on December 22, and the Sun commences in the earthy, SATURN-RULED sign og CAPRICORN. This period marks both an ending as well as a beginning as we welcome 2014!

As the Christmas season surrounds us, we are overwhelmed with the glitz and gleam of holiday magic. For many this is a time for family and friends, a time in which generosity is at its best. Happy Holidays.

With the Sun in the independent sign of Sagittarius where it will stay until December 21st, you may find yourself more adventuress, increasingly philosophical as well as more in sync with what is going on around you. Where the road leads is where you will end.

The most important thing to realize is that this is your time to experience life, have fun and entertain, and be entertained. During this time, travel far and near is highly recommended.

At this time and at every step, you’ll attempt to synthesize and incorporate what you’ve just learned with what you already know, ever seeking the bigger picture and chasing down the truth. Your outlook will be universal and your approach broad.

With this transit, It’ll be best if you can encourage your intellect and curiosity by pursuing education beyond the required level as knowledge will truly be power. A good month to just be.

VENUS the planet of pleasure and play is now in the structured, earthy sign of Capricorn where it will remain for a while due to the December/Janurary retrograde phase. When VENUS is in Capricorn, it reinforces our sense of security, yet in a more dignified, structured way. It brings with it a sense of integrity and awareness, that above all brings reality and focus into our everyday lives. In the goat sign of Capricorn, her balance to transiting Neptune brings forth the clarity of spirituality as well as stability. VENUS in Capricorn merely reminds us that everything has purpose, that there is a reason for all that exists. This is a no nonsense sign, with a sense of true commitment. No frills, no fantasy, just down right meat and potatoes, let’s get to the bottom of it all sign. Those born under the sign of Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn are most affected by this transit. For others where it falls in your chart will determine its influence.

VENUS IN RETROGRADE DEC 20-THROUGH JAN 31, 2014 – When VENUS is in retrograde, it creates a pause in our everyday living. A retrograde forces us to sit back and reevaluate our everyday life. It can affect how we handle our money, our values, our personal relationships, personal as well as work related. It is the catalyst for our internal compass. This may be a time where you retreat and hide, or on the flip side you may find yourself more outgoing and in the limelight. Life at this time can be challenging, it’s how you react to the influence that counts. Anything that has been buried or hidden suddenly surfaces. A secret romance, hidden money, feelings about someone or something. It’s a time to really be at the top of your game.

ARIES : March 21-April 20 – As VENUS, the planet of pleasure and play travels through your area of career, you may find yourself in question about your job. As it turns retrograde on the 20th, issues could surface and you may find yourself caught between a rock and a hard place. Its very important to take stock of every given situation that comes your way. Be aware of the fact the much can be said about patience. In addition, take heed when dealing with co-workers.

TAURUS- April – May 21- Relationships, specifically love related, may have a tendency to overwhelm you as Saturn in Scorpio opposite your own sign, causes you to question your every move. Also you may begin to see yourself pulling inward as your desire to set necessary limits is well indicated as VENUS travels in your area of higher aspirations. .

GEMINI – ( May 22-June 21)- For the next few weeks or so,as the Sun travels in your area of relationships, importance is placed on work and home, personal habits and partnerships. Your need to do it all may cause you to feel overwhelmed and totally exasperated. It’s important to realize that during this cycle, you need to pace yourself. Also pay very close attention health matters, time to get focused. Also as VENUS travels through your money house

CANCER ( June 22-July 23)- The framework of your life at this time seems to be focused on how you see yourself. This is a time for deep introspection. Also as the Sun travels through your area of health, it’s time to take stock of personal responsibilities.Time to sit back and take it all in before jumping the gun. Also, be aware of your tendency to speculate.

LEO- ( July 24-Aug 23)- So much of your life depends on what you give to other people. This is clearly a time to focus on yourself, while paying close attention to your own needs and priorities. Changes in the home are imminent with transiting Sun in trine to your own sign. Time to use what you have and use it wisely.
VIRGO ( Aug 24-Sept 23)- It has been said that the secret of life is consistency, and you for one are always constant. However, major planetary influences in your life signifies that one chapter in your life has now closed, now it’s on to the next chapter. Relationships, business and personal, during this time, may go through a major transition. For the nest few weeks or so importance is placed on family and home.

LIBRA -( Sept 24- Oct 23) Keep long term goals and perspectives well at hand, the knowledge that you gain during this cycle will allow you to accomplish anything you set your mind to. A very strong cycle in which to see resolution as Mars traveling through your area of thought forces you to wake up and let go. Also, with the transiting Sun in your area of chat, you may be a bit more verbal than usual. Time to say your peace.

SCORPIO -( Oct 24-Nov 22)- Approach business matters with confidence this week. Pay attention to the details You should be in fine form and ready to meet any of the challenges ahead. However, your area of friendships may go through a turning point. You may find yourself feeling a bit more obligated than usual, as the demands from others could cause you to retreat. Also a great month to get yourself in sync financially with the transiting Sun taking place in your money house.

SAGITTARIUS – ( Nov 23-Dec 21)- For all of you optimistic Sag’s as you’re being aspect from three different angles. Interestingly enough, if anyone can get through this, it’s you. Your area of work may undergo a change, as you see yourself pulling away from your present position. Also, your love life may shift a bit, as your tolerance level goes uncharted. In addition, as always watch your money. The Sun moving into your own sign may lend a helping hand.

CAPRICORN – ( Dec 22-Jan 20)- A mixture of challenging yet interesting aspects are transiting your natal Sun, providing you with the wherewithal to make changes you wouldn’t necessarily make. Your money cycle may undergo a shift as you find yourself pulling from different resources. Your relationships may feel a bit threat sensitive, therefore you may find yourself letting go of obstacles that have barricaded your path. By the end of this cycle, you will feel as though you are able to proceed full speed ahead.

AQUARIUS ( Jan 21-Feb 19)- Relationships, specifically love related may have the tendency to overwhelm you this week. Pay special attention to what others may be telling you. Focus on what really matters. This can and will be a prosperous month for all concerned. A strong yet fruitful stage in your life is about to begin.

PISCES ( Feb 20- March 20)- For many of you, this is a much need time for introspection, however, the influence’s of the transiting Sun at odds with your own sign may cause you to look at life from a different angle. This period will definitely force you out of your cocoon. Use this time to work on your creativity, focus on taking a better look at yourself and your partnerships. Use this time to your advantage.

Astrological Tips: DIETING? BEST DAYS AFTER DEC 27, 2013