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A New Zodiac Cycle Begins!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Happy Astrological New Year! The Sun moved into aries on March 20, signaling the arrival of spring and a new cycle of the zodiac. In other words, life officially begins again! Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so […]

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Spring Arrives This Week!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Spring officially arrives on Thursday, March 20, 2014, and I am sooooooooo ready for it. The Spring Equinox happens when the Sun moves into Aries, kicking off the Astrological New Year and all kinds of new beginnings. At Spring Equinox […]

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The Fishes with Wishes: Pisces Power!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Until recently, I had almost no Pisces friends. I’ve never dated a Pisces, either, unless you count that one fella I got into an argument with on the very first date. Hmmmm… I always thought Pisces must be an incompatible […]

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Fly Free While the Sun Is in Aquarius!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Here comes the Sun, nah na nah na, and I say it’s better than alright because it’s in airy Aquarius! The Sun moves into breezy, brainy, independent and zany Aquarius on Sunday, January 19, and it signals a beginning of […]

Fun in the Sagittarius Sun!

posted by Karen A. Kay

This is going to be a fantastic week as the Sun gallops back into happy-go-lucky Sagittarius on Thursday, Nov. 21! Let me tell you, it’s a welcome ray of light piercing through what has felt like Scorpio darkness for way […]

Scorpio: The Dark Season

posted by Karen A. Kay

Now that the Sun is in Scorpio (it moved there last Wednesday, Oct. 23, I can feel an edgy intensity in the air. Can you? Scorpio has a serious dark side — it’s a secretive sign that’s all about probing […]

Don’t Bet On It

posted by Karen A. Kay

I’m not a big risk-taker, so gambling doesn’t hold much appeal for me. But if you’re one of those who do enjoy a slot machine here or a video poker game there, you’ll want to think twice about taking a […]

Let’s Talk About Me

posted by Karen A. Kay

I have a flair for drama, thanks to my Leo Rising. Combine that with my gabby Gemini Sun, and let’s just say I tend to communicate in a theatrical manner — which is probably how I’ve managed to become a […]

Merry Christmas … in July!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Ho ho ho … there’s so much happening in the cosmos this week it feels like Christmas in July. And that includes both the good and the stressful parts of the holiday season. Check it out — there’s a Full […]

It’s Summertime, But the Living Ain’t Easy … Yet!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Summer arrives with the Sun in Cancer this Friday, June 21, but we still have some work to do before we let ourselves sink into the sunshine completely. Don’t let that frighten you — this week is actually looking pretty […]

Every Day Is Earth Day, Natch!

posted by Karen A. Kay

I live in Portland, Ore., where most of us go green every day — not just on Earth Day. I’ve been recycling and riding a bike and conserving water since I was in diapers — in fact, my diapers were […]

Slow Down, It’s Taurus Time!

posted by Karen A. Kay

The Sun is moving into Taurus tomorrow, and I’m INTO it! This highly indulgent transit lasts from April 19 to May 20, during which time we’re all inspired to slow down the pace of life, let our senses come alive […]

Calm Yourself! It’s Taurus Time!

posted by Karen A. Kay

The week got off to a terrible start yesterday, with tragic news of the Boston Marathon bombings clouding over what was supposed to have been a lovely day. Venus moved into Taurus yesterday (Monday, April 15), but instead of being […]

Don’t Be a Fool!

posted by Karen A. Kay

April Fool’s Day always puts me on edge. I do have a good sense of humor, but I just don’t like being tricked. And this year if you try to trick me, well, the joke is on YOU! That’s because […]

Happy Astrological New Year!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Happy Spring! The Sun moves into Aries today, and life officially begins again! Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so this is also Astrological New Year and the start of a new life cycle. You should be feeling […]

Pisces Power!

posted by Karen A. Kay

It’s funny, I don’t have a ton of Pisces friends, and I’ve never dated one, either. So it must not be the most compatible match for my particular brand of Gemini. But that said, I am fully aware of Pisces’ […]

Hearts and Stars Align for Valentine’s Day

posted by Karen A. Kay

Well, Astrologer Maria DeSimone says I can expect a breathtaking adventure for Valentine’s Day this year, and I for one plan to hold her to her word. Valentine’s Day is always such a tricky holiday, isn’t it? I’ve spent this […]

Here Comes the Sun … in Aquarius!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Here comes the Sun, nah na nah na, and I say it’s better than alright because it’s in airy Aquarius! The Sun moves into breezy, brainy, independent and zany Aquarius on Saturday, January 19 — the same day Mercury moves […]

Merry Christmas! Or Is It?

posted by Karen A. Kay

If you’re wondering about the cosmic conditions on Christmas Day of 2012, it’s going to be a bit challenging — but the choice is yours as to whether or not your holiday will be merry or a blight. So says […]

Into the Light: Sun in Sagittarius

posted by Karen A. Kay

Hello, sunny Sagittarius! Let me tell you, you’re a welcome ray of light piercing through what has felt like Scorpio darkness for way too long. The Sun moves into Sagittarius on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and I’ve been waiting for it […]

Sun and Saturn in Scorpio: Decision Time!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Yesterday I talked about how the Sun’s entry into Scorpio is going to intensify things, but what I didn’t realize is that the Sun is also on its way to a significant conjunction with Saturn this Thursday, October 25. I […]

Sun in Scorpio: How Intense!

posted by Karen A. Kay

The Sun moves into Scorpio today, where it will stay from October 22 to November 21, and I’m pretty sure things are going to get more intense as we all take on the Scorpion’s edgy energy. Scorpio has a serious […]

Reach for the Stars this October!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Here comes Rocktober! I love this month — the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves, so much pumpkin pie and my favorite holiday, Halloween. And astrologically speaking, this is the month of the lovely Sun in Libra, when everyone just […]

Dish Up Recipes for Fall Equinox

posted by Karen A. Kay

I love fall, and it finally arrives Saturday. And as I told you yesterday, I’m not quite ready to slip into sweaters and boots, but I am quite ready for a fall feast. Food is the best part of the […]

Relax! The Sun’s Moving Into Libra

posted by Karen A. Kay

Fall arrives Saturday! I’m not sure I’m ready for it, as I’m still in barbecue and camping mode and the weather in Oregon is nice enough to continue doing both. But I am ready for the Sun to move from […]

The Perfectly Annoying Sun in Virgo

posted by Karen A. Kay

I have a confession to make: I’m not a huge fan of the zodiac sign Virgo. I’m a Gemini with a Leo Rising, neither of which are naturally super compatible with Virgo, and I don’t have much Virgo in my […]

Sun in Leo: A Roaring Good Time!

posted by Karen A. Kay

RAWR! It’s Leo time! I have a Leo Rising, so I always come alive when the Sun moves into Leo, which it did today at 3:01 a.m. (PT). What I love about the Sun in Leo is how it seems […]

Sun in Cancer: Sweet, Sentimental Summertime!

posted by Karen A. Kay

Hello, Summer! The sunny season officially arrives today, at the same time the Sun moves into Cancer at 4:09 p.m. (PT) / 7:09 p.m. (ET). I’m excited about this, because the frenetic energy of the jittery Sun in Gemini has […]

Get Real: Neptune Retrograde

posted by Karen A. Kay

No way, Neptune, we didn’t forget about you! But in all the hullabaloo over Monday’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse and Tuesday’s Venus transit of the Sun, we haven’t had a chance to discuss Neptune Retrograde. Nebulous planet Neptune went retrograde […]

Astrology You Can See!

posted by Karen A. Kay

It’s one thing to feel Astrology, but it’s even more amazing when you can actually see it in action. So take a look up this Wednesday, June 5 as love planet Venus visibly transits the Sun in a once-in-a-lifetime event. […]

New Beginnings for Gemini

posted by Karen A. Kay

It’s Gemini time, my favorite time of the year! Or at least it usually is — it’s my birthday month and I love the fun, flirty energy Gemini always brings (not to mention the presents and the cake). But I’m […]

The Latest Forecast: Brain Fog

posted by Karen A. Kay

Whatever you’re doing Sunday, be prepared for some surprises — your plans are going to be eclipsed (literally) by some hot planetary action. The Sun is moving into Gemini, and there’s also a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini the […]

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Solar Eclipse: On to Brighter Days!
Rejoice! We made it through the "Blood Moon" Lunar Eclipse and the Cardinal Grand Cross, which means the hardest part of 2014 is over. And now, get ready for this: The New Moon Solar Eclipse in practical, peaceful Taurus on April 29, 2014, ...

posted 12:01:02pm Apr. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Brace Yourself for April's Cardinal Grand Cross
Here we go again! Today, April 21, 2014, marks the fifth exact Uranus-Pluto square in a series of seven stressful squares taking place from 2012-2015. But this time there's more! This particular Uranus-Pluto square is part of a Cardinal Grand ...

posted 12:01:57pm Apr. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Healing Begins with Pluto Retrograde
Pluto is such a misunderstood planet. I can remember growing up in the era of "Mork & Mindy," and I would get very confused whenever I heard Mork say "Don't ever go to Pluto, it's a Mickey Mouse planet." Huh? What? But I get it now. Pluto ...

posted 12:01:35pm Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Think Fast: Mercury in Aries
Watch your mouths today, friends! Communication planet Mercury is heading into fiery Aries from April 7-23, 2014, and it's quite possible that we'll be thinking and speaking so fast during this time that we'll make a few flubs. Mercury in ...

posted 12:01:47pm Apr. 07, 2014 | read full post »

A New Zodiac Cycle Begins!
Happy Astrological New Year! The Sun moved into aries on March 20, signaling the arrival of spring and a new cycle of the zodiac. In other words, life officially begins again! Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so Astrological New Year ...

posted 12:54:11am Mar. 24, 2014 | read full post »

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