Cosmic Love Notes October 16-22

A friend and avid horoscopereader wrote to me this week and asked, “which planet is responsible for October”? Between the hurricanes, the Las Vegas shooting, the Northern California fires, the ongoing racial injustices and the exposure of even more sexual violence it sure seems like something is up. But because I live 15 miles from the site of the worst destruction of the fires and have spent all week getting ready to evacuate in moments, I didn’t have much of an answer for her. When I taught my astrology class this week, I was also faced with questions and asked for answers about all the bad things that seem to be happening right now. After all, as an astrologer, it seems like I should know right?

Read More
Cosmic Love Notes October 9-15

There’s BIG cosmic news this week, big as in: expansive, abundant and over the top. Jupiter, the biggest planet, the planet of growth, opportunity and everything LARGE, is changing signs this week, moving from Libra into Scorpio. This isn’t the most unusual transit, as Jupiter changes signs once a year, returning back to the same sign every 12 years. But it’s a transit to pay attention to, because if you want to grow, expand and take advantage of new opportunities, the sign and house Jupiter is currently moving through in your chart tells you where to go and what to do to maximize the possibilities that come your way.

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes October 2-8

This week the planets bring us a deep exploration of love and freedom, two human experiences that can sometimes seem contradictory. Venus, the planet of love and relationships, welcomes in the week with a trine to Pluto, affirming our very human need to change and grow through intimate relationships. Then on Thursday morning, Venus, the ruler of the Sun in Libra, conjuncts (joins with) Mars, the ruler of the Full Moon in Aries that takes place a couple hours later at 11:40 am pdt on Thursday. Two planets, the Sun and Moon are in a stand-off, opposing each other, giving us a clear view of their differences, differences we need to learn about to become more whole, but meanwhile the two planets that “oversee” these opposing planets are merged in a planetary love affair that rocks the cosmos. This is quite an interesting Full Moon to say the least….

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes September 25-October 1

This week marks a big shift in the planetary story we have been living for the last year. As Jupiter finishes up its final few weeks in Libra, it completes the last of three oppositions to Uranus in Aries. The Jupiter/Uranus opposition has taken many forms including: expansive justice meeting pioneering innovation, opportunities for balanceintegrated with explosive movements towards change, growth in relationships opposed by a need for fierce individualism. This week brings our final report card for the meeting of these two planets

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes September 18-24

Virgo season gets even more Virgoish this week, as Venus joins the rest of the earth goddess crew, entering Virgo on the same day as the Virgo New Moon (Tuesday, September 19). You have a chance to purify, renew and clarify before Fall begins, returning to your own sacred work and purpose . Virgo wants to distill the very essence of a person, place or thing into its most healing, empowered, perfectly imperfect form. So how can you be proactive and work with the cycles of the stars by distilling your own essence now? What do you see in the reflection of the Virgo mirror about the harvest you are about to reap? On the Fall Equinox (Friday, September 22 at 1:02 pm pdt), as light and dark balance, and night and day rest for a moment in perfect balance, how can you honor and appreciate the abundance in your own rich life?

 

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes September 11-17

A super powered Virgo wave is coming along this week to bring a wave of earthy goodness to whatever house in your chart Virgo is currently traveling through. Like a cosmic Mary Poppins, Virgo is a sign that can take a situation that has dissolved into chaos and put things right again. But Virgo is also a powerful earth priestess like Marie Laveau who can make "things" happen on the physical plane,  working with the earth's gifts of plants, herbs, crystals and stones. Virgo understands the earth mysteries and knows how to transform fixed matter by making it a just a little more magical, with soothing touches of healing and care.

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes September 4-10

Welcome to the dream space, the in-between place, the home of mermaids, the realm of spirits and magic and mystery. Before we can move forward into Fall with a sense of direction and clarity from our eclipse experiences, we first need to dance with the unseen energies and swim within the cosmic cauldron of renewal and rebirth. This is the realm of Pisces and its planetary ruler: Neptune. The god of the ocean, the spirit of the sea, the terrain of dreams, imagination, creativity and compassion. Yemaya, the goddess of the Ocean is also a Neptunian diety, though from the Yoruban rather than the Roman pantheon most associated with the astrological planets.

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes August 28-September 3

An eclipse is not just a one day phenomena. The day that the moon’s shadow crossed the face of the sun brought this cosmic event to our attention, but really, the eclipse energies have been building for months prior to August 21st and the eclipse energies will still be felt for months beyond August 21st. This week, in fact, is a turning point in our collective eclipse experience as both Mercury, the planet of communication, travel and information and Mars the planet of action, anger and cross over 28 degrees Leo, the exact degree of the August 21st eclipse.

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes August 21-27

I'm guessing you've heard (a lot) already about Monday’s total solar eclipse. You’ve probably even been feeling the effects of this powerful eclipse as it approaches and may even be getting ready to see it in its totality as it moves through parts of America on August 21.

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes August 14-20

 

Venus is the star of the cosmic show this week, bringing us lessons in love as she makes three out of the four important aspects happening this week. Goddess vibes are high all week as Venus finishes up her conjunction with mother goddess asteroid Ceres, emphasizing the theme of the divine feminine in both her creator and destroyer aspect.

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes August 7-13

The Lion roars because it wants to express itself and be heard and what a roar it has! Aquarius, the Water Bearer is a diviner, looking at the larger picture to see where events seem to be headed and how this will impact humanity as a whole. At the Full Moon eclipse, there can be an awakening to how our unique gifts are appreciated (or not), by the collective.

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes July 31-August 6

The final square from Jupiter in Libra to Pluto in Capricorn further emphasizes the need for BIG CHANGES. “Go big or go home” is the perfect quote for this planetary meet-up. Look inside yourself and all around you for areas of inequality, disconnection and injustice. Root out what is standing in the way of love, connection, empowerment andcreativity. You’re getting ready for the double eclipse season and this week’s transits are offering up an abundance of opportunities to help you make the most of August’s double eclipse extravaganza!

Read More
heather vuchinichComment
Cosmic Love Notes July 17-23

The week begins with a bang and a whimper as Mars squares Uranus and Venus squares Neptune (both on Monday.) Love and pleasure are elusive and our energy is erratic, but there is hope if we can re-channel any disappointed feelings into a creative or physical outlet. Had a date cancel on you? Write, paint, sing or dance it out. Feeling misunderstood and angry? Go for a hike, take a swim or otherwise physically wear yourself out. Venus trines Jupiter on Tuesday making love feel a little more expansive, a little more joyful and a little more pleasurable. The Sun squaring Uranus on Thursday is the final clearing out of emotions, gunk from the past and other Cancerian themes that we need to let go of before the next cycle begins, because as the week goes on the planets become all about Leo, which is just the way that Leo likes it.

Read More
Cosmic Love Notes July 10-16

This week Ceres moves into Cancer after a month long stay in Gemini. This transition is a comforting one for most of us as Ceres is much happier in Cancer, sharing many qualities with this motherly sign. There may be a greater ability to feel at home, to nurture ourselves and to understand what is needed to create environments that are nourishing and safe for those we love.

 

Read More
Cosmic Love Notes July 3-9

This is a topsy turvy week with Venus and Mercury changing signs and a Full Moon in Capricorn that promises to be interesting (to say the least.) Venus throws off her earth mama Taurus dress and steps into Gemini, the sign of the communicator, the flirt, the journalist and the teacher. Love and relating become more fluid and loose, as we open up and gather new information. Before moving into Leo, Mercury gives us a last call in Cancer and forms a late square to Uranus. This possibly tense meet upsignals a wake up call on Tuesday, pushing us to look more closely at how to incorporate boundaries into our communications. When Mercury moves into Leo on Wednesday, we began explore our creativity in our speech, writing and teaching. Why talk when you can sing? Why walk when you can dance?

Read More
Cosmic Love Notes-June 26-July 2

Mercury is the star of the cosmic show once again this week, as the planet of communication, information, travel and technology moves through Cancer, touching off some planetary hotspots along the way. Cancer is the sign of deep feeling, emotion, the past, our family and our roots. Cancer is where we feel a sense of kinship and tribal belonging. We are deep in the depths of the oceans of feeling now and we are feeling everything all the time, even if we may be trying to avoid, hide or run away from those feelings. This week we will be more motivated to talk about what is going on in the depths as Mercury activates 4 different planets.

Read More
Cosmic Love Notes-June 19-25

This is a powerful week in the cosmos as we greet the Summer Solstice on Tuesday with a blissful sextile between Venus and Neptune. With Venus in her home sign of Taurus, and Neptune (Venus’ higher octave planet), also at home in Pisces, love is in the air, love is all around us and we are loving up a storm this week in a most magical, mystical and delightful way. The Summer Solstice, or

The Sun, newly in Cancer, then joins Mercury and the New Moon in Cancer mid-week bringing us an even stronger desire to heal and connect with those we care about, talking about our feelings and sharing ourdeepest truths. Cancer brings the healing power of water to the forefront of the planetary story, cleansing us, soothing our hurts and offering wisdom from the roots of the past to nurture and encourage us forward. There is grace to be had in settling into our feelings now, making room for us to create a home (inner and outer) that is safe, secure and comforting, despite the storms and trials of the outside world.

Read More
Cosmic Love Notes June 12-June 18

After the Full Moon last week, this week’s slower planetary pace gives us time to process and think about anything that may have cropped up. Appropriately, Mercury, the winged messenger makes the most aspects this week. Our thinking cap is working hard, trying to digest, understand and make sense of all the sensory input and external changes we have been taking experiencing. There may be conversations to be had, emails, phone calls or other messages that need to be exchanged.

Read More
Cosmic Love Notes June 5-June 11

This is one of those weeks that astrologer’s wait for. I’m calling it “Thank you, thank you, thank you, please, please, please week”, ala Anne Lamott. Of course luck is what you make of it but this week just begs to have something made out if it. So, enough of the suspense, you probably just want to know what the heck is happening, right? A lot, so much, so much….. just pure GOODNESS that I am simply bursting to share with you all.

Read More