Monday, September 29, 2014

Weekly Relationship Outlook for September 29th- October 5, 2014

 This is a busy time full of astrological events that will greatly affect our relationships with others. We are coming off an intense past week, with a new moon in Libra, Libra sun ingress, fall equinox, and Mercury’s entry into sexy Scorpio. All of these energies have set us up to want to forge new bonds in our lives and intensify or destroy the existing ones. The love energy continues to surround us as another” relationship friendly” placement in the sky shows up Monday, September 29. Venus, the jewel of the universe, and the planet most closely associated with relationships, enters her own sign of Libra. This will add to our desires to seek out others with the same tastes and goals as ourselves. This will lighten the mood for relationships that just need a little push, and will usher in a new cycle for those just in the process of hooking up. However, those couples (or groups) that are not working, and do not have the right elements to be functional may not make it through this period.

There will be a lot of jealousy and passion. With Mercury (communications) in Scorpio we will want to know where we stand with our friends and partners, and who or what is standing in the light and casting shadows on our partnerships. Mercury turns retrograde Saturday October 4, 2014 and this will send our thoughts back to the past and will cause us to examine the ghosts of relationship past. This may bring out some of our old stalkers and some of our own shadows, so self control will be necessary this upcoming weekend.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mercury Enters Scorpio September 27, 2014

We have another shift in energy this weekend as Mercury; the communication planet enters secretive Scorpio. Mercury, the planetary ruler of Gemini and Virgo rules the energy involved in communication, thinking, travel and commerce. Our natal Mercury placement shows how we impart and receive information. In the sign of Scorpio our minds turn to the forces behind the scenes; mysteries and secrets, power struggles involving jealousy and control, and the deepest most intense parts of our psyches.  Mercury in Scorpio natives often listen for what someone is “not” saying and base their assessments of people accordingly.

 Mercury will turn retrograde October 4, 2014 at 2 degrees Scorpio. Planetary retrogrades can always complicate matters. This time around it will bring ex lovers back around that just don’t want to let go back onto our lives. Or, at least, it will bring up reminders of these controlling personalities that we thought we had left behind.

Be ready to fight for your relationships by working through old issues. Honesty with your partner is the key to staying together. Trying to control others (Scorpio) will simply not work; we must use self control when the heavy emotions and doubts about our partners creep into our minds.  This transit will give us a chance to confront the ghosts that haunt our love lives.

This is certainly a time to avoid any sort of emotional power plays; jealousy can push people over the edge, and the concentration of Libra energy (New moon in Libra, Libra sun) in the air right now compels us to couple up and make bonds. If we turn to jealous thinking or obsess (another Scorpio trait) about what is “not being said” by our partners we can ruin a good thing. This energy will test a lot of couples and bring up a lot of old psychological issues of envy and trust. The good news is that will give us a chance to clean out our closets and those pairs that are meant to be will only be stronger after then time.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Moon in Libra September 24, 2014

This new moon in Libra is all about centering and grounding around the people that we choose to be in our lives. That means friends, associates, business partners and lovers – people we have contractual obligations or commitments with, and have willingly signed up to be  aligned with, for better or for worse.  The emotional spotlight will focus on these people and our everyday give and take with them in our interactions. Are the feelings, benefits, compromises and consequences of our partnerships equal for both participants, or is someone getting a raw deal. This lunar cycle we will find the tools we need to restore fairness are at our disposal if we can take the time to focus on balance.

This is an exciting astrological time, in the past 24 hour we have witnessed several powerful shifts in planetary energy. All of them are all gearing us towards the quest for balance and equality in our relationships with others. We experienced the Libra ingress (sign of partnerships)/ Autumnal Equinox (equal parts light and day)/Pluto Direct (return to personal power) Monday 22nd.  This is an intense way to start off a week, but we still have even more themes in store with the new moon in Libra Wednesday September 24. New moons are a time of beginnings, it is when the energy stirs and awakens us to set new intentions and we reach for the light. Our desires our sent out via emotional energy, to draw the people and resources into our lives that help us meet our own and our family’s (Moon) needs.

The influx of Venusian energy will stir a tendency to strive for harmony ,pairing, coupling, and it will be so strong  at this time that we will actively seek (Mars in Sagittarius) out new people for social and romantic purposes out of a longing to connect, curiosity ,or an urge for variety (Mars in Sagittarius) . Along with this comes the dark side, where we may stop at nothing (Pluto direct) to make peace and harmony (Libra) a part of our lives. That means that there are going to be some dramatic breakups unexpected moves toward independence (Uranus in Aries) that will take place to make the space for something or someone more compatible, trustworthy, committed and attractive in relationships.

The fallout from new love, and the breakups that must occur make way for the new, will find more trouble over the weekend when Mercury enters Scorpio on the Saturday September 27 when major drama is likely. Our minds will turn to issues of betrayal of trust, and power struggles. This tends towards jealousies, stalking, etc. Our speech can more sarcastic and cynical than we intend making changes and transformation harder and harsher than it actually needs to be. It is better to let the partners you need to let go of down gently, for the sake of their pride, and for your own personal health and happiness. Even the most stable personalities can go off the deep end when they feel rejected, and this is a new moon that favors commitment so it will not easy to for some to walk away easily.

 This is time for major breaks and new bonds.  Venus, Libra’s ruling planet, will join in on the mix on the 29th and will further inspire the current social vibrations and invite even more opportunity for romance and pleasant interactions. We just need to resist the urge to overextend our resources in order to indulge in luxury and entertainment purchases this month. It will be tempting to let our tastes and generosity get the better of us. Gifts from the heart will make the best impression and will leave less regret later when the bills come in next month. Live with no regrets!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pluto Direct September 22, 2014

Pluto stations direct on Monday evening just before the sun enters Libra announcing the fall equinox. Pluto is the planet of endings and transformation and is the planetary ruler of the intense sign of Scorpio and the natural 8th house of the zodiac. This is the area of our lives where magic happens, but it is also where we have the tendency to become obsessive or experience it from others. This is where we learn about, and experience power in all forms, especially the unseen. This can be the spirit world, the underworld; the world of microscopic microbes and germs, international spies, undercover agents, manipulative cult leaders, etc. Pluto is what we can’t control and can either help us or survive or can threaten our way of life and very existence.  It is deadly, hidden, and has power over us. This can be used for good or ill, it is neutral until directed by intention.

The natural energy of any planet that natal or transiting Pluto aspects will be intensified showing what and who are working in our lives and what is not. It cuts away the dead weight so that we have more regenerative energy.  A Pluto transit will show what is draining our vitality. If aspecting Mars it will show where our energy and attention is being drained and manipulated. If in aspect to Neptune it will show where our blind spots are, where we are vulnerable to self-deception. One thing is for sure, nothing will ever be the same after it has had contact with Pluto, if it even exists after that at all.
Pluto, now in the steady and successful sign of Capricorn, has been in retrograde motion since April 2014. Planetary retrogrades are optical illusions that make it appear from our vantage point that these orbs are moving backwards in the sky! Now, we know that this is not actually possible however it speaks to how powerful personal and group perception are.  The blanket of security that Pluto afforded us from a certain point of view if taken away during a retrograde period. We tend to notice what giving away or abusing our own personal power has cost us. Now our psyches will start to heal and move forward from this intense experience under this summer’s intense transits. We will feel ourselves rising out of the ashes of our last Pluto experience.

 It is time to start fresh in our own power and adjust our own scales so that we can go onto this new season and connect with others with a new perspective and open eyes. We will be on more even footing now with all of the Libran vibrations.  The fall equinox is before us and that usher a in a new season and opportunity to do things better this cycle around the zodiac.  The sun has entered the partnership sign of Libra and is supported further by a new moon on the 24th in Libra as well. Relationships will be tested.  Some people will not want to let go. Others will refuse to stay away and attach themselves to others out of obsession or jealousy. It will be a little bumpy for anyone who is not sure of their current standing in their business, romantic, social and familial relationships. So take an inventory now so that you will be prepared to face these challenges or have the courage to walk away if necessary.

We must weigh the pros and cons in the energy exchanges that we have with the people in our lives, and a lot cutting will be necessary, however, it will only serve to strengthen bonds that are made at this time and those from the past that transform and withstand this intensity.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Weekly Relationship Outlook by Diana Black

The foggy effects of last week’s full moon in Pisces conjunct the sign’s ruler, Neptune is still hanging over us making communication with others dicey, but the immense creative lunar energy will aid us in being more in touch with our inner selves. This is the time to show, rather than tell, the important people in your life how you feel about them.  A hand written letter, work of art, or a thoughtful gift (look to your love’s Venus sign and house position to be sure to get the right gift) are much better than any amount of lip service. Mercury in Libra is opposing Uranus (retrograde) in Aries making it very difficult to say what we mean (if you’re not sure what to say, don’t say anything right now) and be understood by others. This transit also bodes for a split between our emotional attachments and our own creative energy.  Add the layers of Neptune retrograde activated by a recent full moon and it is almost impossible to communicate effectively.

This break in communication may cause many couples to have issues, but it is very important to stick this out until next week ( if you are interested in staying a couple, best friends, etc.) when we will actually be able to form and articulate our words. Emotions will change rapidly and many relationship issues will get back on track. Mars’ shift into Sagittarius (Sept 13) will release a lot of the tension felt throughout his transit of Scorpio (July26- September 13). Power struggles, grudge holding, revenge fantasies, etc. that dominated the landscape will loosen their grip on us and our dealing with others. This is further supported by the  Venus in Virgo in trine to Pluto in Capricorn, get practical and let go of whom and what isn’t serving us.  This may mean that some relationships will be ending or changing after all of the turmoil and testing of recent transits. This is a good time to walk away if you’re sure you want out of something it will be easier to move on. If you want to keep things going then it is very important to take inventory of your relationship to see where cuts and changes need to be made. If it is really meant to be it will all be worth it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mars enters Sagittarius September 13, 2014

 Mars’ entry into Sagittarius this Saturday will bring a major shift and much needed release in planetary energy.  The moon will be void until 2:27 am EST September 14th Sunday when she enters airy Gemini and will play very nicely with Mars in the fire sign of the Archer.After last months’ Saturn/Mars conjunction Scorpio we can all breathe a sigh of relief.  Even the few of us that were not personally affected by that aggressive energy were still affected by the upsets and disasters of the others in our lives.
 Mars is confident and courageous in Sagittarius and will spark an interest in beliefs and philosophies.This is the time to take aim at whatever it is that you want, especially if that includes, higher education, foreign travel and languages. We will all be forced to put more energy and focus on these issues, the possibilities are a more defensive stand against issues in other parts of the worlds, and a desire to preserve our respective, beliefs and cultures.

We do have to take into account that this will leave a trail- whatever we do now will certain come back to us for good or ill once Saturn makes his way into Sagittarius in December of this year (December, 2014) - this will show the harvest/ consequences of what we have chosen to do with this energy.

This will have an energizing effect on all of the fire and to some degree air sign.  People will really get going in their lives after a long lull in the action. This will also get people out and about and ready to meet. If you are looking for other singles, then outdoor activities and adventures are the best place to find like minded individuals. Just remember that the Sagittarian flavor lends itself to exploring and wandering the unknown a bit, so don’t hold back and try something or someone new.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Weekly Horoscopes by Diana Black August 12-19, 2014

 Aries- You’ll have the impulse to break an important bond; think it over first

Taurus- If you move, you lose; don’t allow others to take your space or your sweetie

Gemini-A lover may try to guilt trip you; don’t allow it -you will resent them later

Cancer- Loved ones are jealous of a new friend; try to include them in plans if you can

Leo- Make time for romance though your friends seem like more fun right now

Virgo-They won’t ask you out if they don’t know that you’re available; let ‘em know

Libra- Ask for help; look to your friends to help you make difficult decisions at this time

Scorpio- You’ve got competition in love; better lock it down with a commitment soon

Sagittarius- Travel opportunities are coming your way so make sure that you’re prepared

Capricorn- Don’t fear power struggles at work; they’ll only bring you closer to your goals

Aquarius- Your ability to detach will get you through; clear the space for someone new

Pisces- Old self esteem issues flare up, face them now and the healing will begin

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekly Horoscopes for July 28- August 3rd by Diana Black

Aries – Launch that rocket, whether it’s a new love or business the time is right

Taurus- Don’t take rejection personally; there’s more to the story- just be patient

Gemini-Flipping back and forth will only wear you out and that what the opposition wants-decide now

Cancer- You have the right to say no to anyone or anything at anytime- no guilt!

Leo- It’s all about you; enjoy the spotlight but let your friends shine on beside you

Virgo- Unsettling feelings in your gut are there for a reason; let this mess go no further

Libra- Draw some boundaries now with pushy friends and neighbors to save your sanity

Scorpio- Your spark comes back and its’ time to tackle your goals one by one

Sagittarius- Not everyone enjoys a crowd; a quiet dinner will go much better

Capricorn-Interfering in others’ lives will not work out at this time- despite your good intentions

Aquarius- Ego may flare out of control, when your ex comes calling send them back down the road

Pisces-Better to fly around the clouds than try to push thru when you meet a force stronger than u

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Black's Astrology Weekly Horoscopes July 21-26, 2014

Aries – Time to choose what really matters; the rest will only drag you down on your way up

Taurus-Favors will be returned, remember life’s curves aren’t all dangerous

Gemini- You know that you’re never alone for long; don’t stay where you don’t belong

Cancer- Center gatherings around water in order to maintain your authority and control

Leo- Remember the past but give the future a chance; some people really do evolve

Virgo-Don’t pick up the phone until you’re ready to commit, end unwanted hassles now             

Libra- Hesitation brings loneliness- make a move before Mars moves and you lose heat               

Scorpio-It’s time to get back on the clock the world needs your sexy back

Sagittarius- Separate your work/love life until sure that you really want either one of them

Capricorn- Don’t settle for sentiment; you need more and know that you deserve it

Aquarius- Enjoy relief from power struggles, look for true love not traditional rituals

Pisces –Now that you’ve come up for air, anyone that has hurt your heart you need beware

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Weekly horoscopes By Diana Black for July 14-20

Aries –Family/ home life can interfere with career opportunities; don’t fight them-ask for help, then delegate and enjoy the results

Taurus- Support from friends is coming -a 2nd chance to spin the wheel with an old flame can set you back farther than the first time around; think 2x

Gemini- Smiles will return- let your children/ parental responsibilities be your guidepost in the future of your current romance

Cancer- Attend to your health- your intuition will be pronounced lessening the need for verbal communication in your relationships; trust it
Leo- Things get bigger with Jupiter’s ingress, drop heavy burdens you’ll need all your strength to go for the gold; add to your treasury    

Virgo-Business matters find support; time to organize- pressures from lovers arise; their need will not simply go away- make a decision

Libra-Domestic concerns dampen romantic plans- be patient suggest your lover hire an appropriate caregiver so that you have quality time

Scorpio- Restore the relationships have merit in your life- but remember, not all connections are good ones

Sagittarius-Be mindful of prying too hard into areas that you have no business being- your curiosity could be taken as a threat by those in power

Capricorn – The full moon has pulled out some powerful emotions; use self control -authority is needed, ask for guidance in romantic matters

Aquarius- Betrayal by a close friend may feel unexpected, but it’s been a long time coming; consider what brought it all to this

Pisces- Intuition is strong; make decisions about your love life- avoid tying someone down, asking for what you need will go a long way