April Star Bytes© Jen N.

Jen’s monthly Zodiac sun-sign Star Bytes© for April 2014.

Enjoy!

Aries

Happy Birthday to April Aries!  Your birthday year ahead calls for you to slow down.  You may feel a bit indecisive and frustrated with your energies feeling like they’re being staled.  A time to revisit and examine how you interaction with others.  Be particularly mindful and gentle in your life and how you come across to others around April 7 & 8.   Reel in impulsivity, hold back and observe before expressing your thoughts and/or taking quick actions.

Taurus

Happy Birthday to April Taureans!  This is a month that brings in opportunity for you to enjoy, feel good in those Earthly pleasures that delight the senses:  gourmet food, art, music, aromatherapy, massage, or love-making or all of them!  In fact, you may be intuitively seeking it out around April 18th to de-stress and/or gather yourself together for anticipated stressful activities occurring on April 20th.

Gemini

A time when you’re enjoying any opportunities that have resulted from your year’s work that is coming to a wrap soon as your next birthday year begins in about two months.  As such, it’s a good time to get out and be yourself around people.  You may find yourself thinking about, or talking about some fresh new ideas or ventures in mid-April.  Keep them in mind as you reflect on what ideas you would like to carry forward with you into your next birthday year as it approaches.

Cancer

This month, the foci points of the Moon illuminate change and initiation.  Starting with the beginning of the month brings urges of new beginnings and initiation that require nurturing and incubation (April 7th) , and manifests through balance and relationships (April 15th) to reap something that awakens change (April 22nd).  On a broader annual scope, this month is when you may look back at your overall current birthday year with an objective view as it’s three-quarters through its way.  You’re still active, attending to matters or even hurdles but more so in its conclusive phase of your year’s plans (i.e. June 2013-June 2014).  Use any frustrations or disappointments, major or minor to help assess and understand the denouement of your personal goals and plans.

Leo

The Sun being in Aries, the first of the fire triad signs brings a supportive feel-good vibe to your being.  Perhaps you’re pleased with how yourself and how you’re meeting your goals for the current birthday year – enjoy the feeling but don’t halt and rest on your laurels.  Instead take advantage of this energy flow to continue to make headway and prepare for what you still need or want to accomplish.  Celebrate your milestones while continuing to apply yourself.  It’s almost like getting stuff done now while the energies are in your favor.

Virgo

The past couple of weeks, you may have felt like your thinking and communications have been harder to grasp than you’re comfortable with.  Perhaps you’ve had to expend more effort to really understand what’s being communicated to you and vice-versa.  After April 8th, prepare to pick up the pace to process  new ideas that come your way this month.  Near the end, around April 24th, you get a more solid tangible sense of information which jives more with how you prefer to operate.   There is opportunity for growth and expansion of who you wish to become for September 4-7th birthday Virgos, just beware to not overdo or bite off more than you can chew and remain humble.

Libra

Those born on October 5th-15th may find themselves revved up with passion, drive to express themselves; you may surprise those around you with direct responses that is not usually typical of a Libra.  A good time to be physically active.  A good time to also hang-out and enjoy the company of others, or that special someone surrounded by fine-dining, soulful music, nature or whatever suits your refined tastes and social environments.  March is typically your midpoint of your birthday year and by now you should have a sense of what’s being accomplished as you continue to further your dreams for this year (September 2013-September 2014).

Scorpio

Your drive and will continues to take on a more strategic approach.  You may find yourself intellectualizing more and weighing pros and cons, considering the different outcomes or consequences before taking action.  This is because you understand the permanence of cause and effect.  It’s a fine line to balance expanding and seeking opportunities to learn and grow while deciding what fears need to be released.  Pursuing your dreams inherently means giving up some aspect of security or status-quo.  Use your keen sense of perception to help your truth guide you as you walk that fine line.  Pay attention from April 20th-April 25th.

Sagittarius

Continue to expand on materializing your visions.  This time brings a sense of excitement, newness and birthing of projects, and plans as you continue to take action.  The energetic feeling is akin to being on a departure flight towards your destination, but you continue to work while your plane is taking off!  Continue to build the growing momentum as Jupiter your guiding planet is positioned to nurture your dreams, visions, and faith.  While you do so, recognize how to interact with those establishments in power – be prepared to negotiate; think and work creatively to balance your dreams and visions in the boundaries of reality should you be presented with them.  Not a good time to engage in power struggles with authorities: Remain humble, realistic and act strategically.

Capricorn

Be prepared (well Capricorns traditionally like to be prepared…) for unexpected activities with close ones; being a person inclined for predictability, who also wants to fulfill your duties, you may feel unsettled and a bit on on-edge.  Partaking in social activities that replenish and soothe the soul like music, or giving yourself some moments of quiet solitude help restore your sense of calm and balance.  Pay extra attention and care in your regular dealings around April 20th-25th, especially if your birthday is on or near January 4th.

Aquarius

A sense of enjoyment and desire to connect with your tribe since the start of March continues into the start of the month and shifts to a more mellow-chilled out relaxed vibe tone.  Be on the look out for new opportunities to exchange ideas, information or engage in new business transactions or ventures.  Your actions and drives occur in the context of partnerships and contracts.  Working strategically may mean some compromise with your individual preferences.  You gain objectivity of the month around April 22nd.  Overall, this month is about kicking off the start of your birthday year with new ideas, contacts and information in the development phase of your goals for this birthday year.

Pisces

Venus graces your vitality and accents a pleasant, social tone to you and your interactions with others.  At the same time you may feel attracted to metaphysical and spiritual energies, perhaps reaching out in compassionate activities that focus on “the other”.  Or you may choose to connect with the Universe by communing with Nature, animals or simply your own inner divine energy (meditation).  For those with February 25th & 26th birthdays your intuition heightens perhaps in your unconscious dreaming and conscious states.

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March 2014 Star Bytes© Jen N

Jen’s monthly Zodiac sun-sign Star Bytes© for March 2014.

Enjoy!

Aries

Happy Birthday to those Aries with March Birthdays!  Good news for Aries who have felt they’ve been persevering through challenges or have had their determination put to the test by having to put in continued time and effort the past few months.  As the feeling of being put to the grind may ease off a bit (for those April 17th-20th Aries birthdays hang in there until the 2nd week of March), look for opportunities to profit from your efforts!  Your motivations this month as well as your birthday year ahead are best pursued using compromise and diplomacy.  You might notice yourself taking a wait-and-see approach more than last year.  If you’ve been going solo in your personal life, finding a longterm relationship may becomes a priority.  Good luck!   If that is the case, then wishing you all the best!

Taurus

A period of time where you begin to process what you learned about some milestone experience(s) around making something happen a few months ago, around September or October.  Perhaps you’re seeing how the wheels set in motion affect you in the way you intended and also in unanticipated ways.  Hopefully you’re beginning to benefit from the working hard towards achieving what it is that will help satisfy your desires.  Pay attention to the last few days at the end of March (29th-31st).

Gemini

As your learning and reflection of the big ideas and communications that may have been at the forefront of your life in the middle of December percolate, an instinctive push to put some new information or through a new form of communication or tool involving innovation or technology germinates inside.  Pay attention for these feelings around March 8th and/or 16th.  The next couple of months may involve establishing some strategies to do this before a lot of action gets rolling.   Use the time between March 24th to March 30th to soak in the months experiences to set the next stage in April.

Cancer

Use this time to put the past few recent months of your life’s experiences into perspective.  What new life lessons have you been gaining?  What pearls of wisdom do you wish to carry forward into a new birthday year as your birthday approaches in approximately three months?  Understandings of events that occurred around December continue to develop and hopefully provide you with deeper insight and self-awareness.  Be prepared to be flexible and adapt to circumstances this month, be on the lookout and take advantage of opportunity to learn about or make improvements around March 16th.  Those born around July 2nd continue to feel a good boost, and if you normally don’t partake: it might not hurt to buy a lotto ticket or two this month.

Leo

The pace of communications, thoughts and business dealings during the first half of the month picks up requiring you to manage it.  Try to keep it all in balance.  Having a set vision and method makes things happen but this month invites adaptability, and flexibility into the equation especially when the unexpected arises.  If you continue to feel less energized than you would like, remember to prioritize to make the best use of your time and energy.  Take things one step at a time, take breaks while remaining determined to lay the ground work needed to get your projects off the ground in the next few months.

Virgo

A time where you may feel like you’ve got to continue to keep things moving to get some new things started that may very well be a part of a larger project, investment or plan close to your heart.   Around March 16th, you’ll decided if the information your gathered and the contacts you made are appropriate for what you had in mind to date.  The second half of March, try to focus less on what you see directly in front of you and more in terms of your dreams and possibilities.  Be flexible, and and open-mindedl in your thinking.   Allow your mind to daydream and wander, time permitting.  Reflect on how the month went for you after March 24th helps reset your internal compass for next month.

Libra

You may find this and next month that has an introspective quality that links how your motivations and drives define who you are.  Use events that arise this month as sign-posts to remind you what is it that makes you tick?  If there’s some project that needs to get done, now would be a good time.  You may also re-ignite some passions that may have been put on the back burner, or get back into some kind of physical activity or creative hobby.  If you’re in a committed relationship, this is a good time to re-infuse romance and excitement into your relationship.  A time where past sparks and raw passion may be re-awakened.  Towards the end of the month, be prepared to talk about how to work out changes while honoring your commitments grounded in the past (prioritizing and limiting the purpose of your commitment(s) gives a focus around what stays and also flexibility in what can change).

Scorpio

Take this month to slowly get those things moving that are a part of the few yet important plans or goals you prioritized around your birthday.  It makes sense at this time to best operate by driving your energies towards simply one or maybe even two important targets.   Gathering or exchanging information provides clues towards seeing the deeper truth.  You may find yourself initially rejecting new information as it challenges some old part your identity and approach to life.  Thought this may feel unsettling you may realize that it’s part of shedding an old skin to eventually transform into a more purposeful you.

Sagittarius

Since your birthday you probably have been active in getting new plans underway.  New adventures, and larger horizons are beginning to form a better picture of what’s possible.  The pace of your activities feel exhilarating and exciting because there is so much that you see coming up that you want to start to accomplish!  Your optimism, faith and belief feel strong and uplifted as your experiences and events enrich your personal understanding of what life is about.  The start of the month is propelled with a sense of sensitivity, softness and goodwill that follows through in your networking, communications (March 8th) and analytical problem solving (March 16th), into something tangible by the end.

Capricorn

There is continued opportunity to keep on applying yourself to build and transform your ambition into something tangible.  We’re talking about a large scale process that simply requires determination, perseverance and discipline.  Understand that somethings or parts of yourself may begin to change as you recognize certain areas through honest self-reflection (without being overly hard on yourself).  You are comfortable acknowledging areas that need improvement or that may have been neglected.   A good time to be productive with results, the way you like it to go, but be patient with yourself and the process.  Pay attention to the middle of the month (March 13-16th) for new knowledge and clarity – a good time for analysis and fixing problems.  At the end of the month you’ll have a sense of the next development stage of your work based on this month’s progress.

Aquarius

As you have just started a new birthday year, you may feel a bit irritated, anxious or insecure about some part of yourself (particularly those with February 5th-12th birthdays).  These feelings are there to force you to do some soul-searching to develop some untapped aspect of yourself related to your internal stress.  It’s a process to work through that will ultimately lead to new self-discovery, and a new part of yourself!  Your mind is thirsty for this new knowledge and is open.  You integrate new ideas, knowledge, communications and social interactions into your self-discovery process – pay attention around March 8th.  You may seek out new social groups as part of your emerging new activities that you choose to explore.  This takes courage and risk but you tend to like change and typically feed on the fast-paced, wired feeling that comes along with changes.  Doesn’t it sound exciting to embark on a treasure hunt that will further enhance your own unique individuality?

Pisces

Happy birthday month to the March Pisceans!  The start of the month is a good time to set intentions for the upcoming month and your birthday year ahead!  Around March 1st is a good day to make time for some quiet, solitude and introspection to renew yourself and your faith and beliefs in the Universe.  A good time to express yourself creatively or artistically, especially around mid-March (16th-18th).   Those with birthdays around March 1st-4th feel a confidence boost this month.    Not everything remains intangible – look to see how this month results into something tangible no matter how small near the end on March 30th.

Your birthday is also an appropriate day to slot some time to think about your wishes for your birthday year ahead along with celebrating it too!  You’re absorbing the past year’s experiences to integrate into your future year that lies directly ahead.   For those Piscean born on either February 24th-25th, your intuition, creativity and sensitivity becomes heightened this birthday year (and for this month for birthdays between February 21st-25th).   How can you continue to nurture yourself and others in the year ahead?  Be prepared to be even more responsive to music, the arts and other people’s emotional tones, as well as the collective unconscious.  Just remember that you are even more attune to subtle energies.  Take time to relax, spend time with your beloved pets and Nature and be in your own energy.  Pamper yourself, and do what makes you feel good whether it be in company or simply your own company!  Wishing you a wonderful day and solar year ahead 🙂

February Star Bytes©

Jen’s monthly Zodiac sun-sign Star Bytes© for February.  Enjoy!

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day everyone!  Remember “Love Actually” is around us everywhere!  (Also Happy Lunar New Year – I will be posting another blog about the year of the Wood Horse in the next week, and farewell to year of Water Snake)

Aries

While your birthday month is approaching to begin another year of life, you will also be turning this current birth year; making this month a good time for reflection to help guide your goals for the upcoming birthday and year.  What areas of yourself and your life do you see opportunity to make changes?  Also, let go of what is necessary in order to make room to do so.  Try to allow for some balance for this opportunity for a self-reflection process should choose to while also expending some energy to stay connected to others.  Your relationships may be an area that comes to your attention.

Taurus

If you were doing some review of past values and your life belief systems, you may feel a more forward direction to integrate them into how you meet your current social responsibilities.   Also prepare to expend effort in working through some challenges with communications or exchanges of information or misunderstandings, particularly for those with May 9-20th birthdays.  Remember that flexibility or change doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t reach your goals, try to find a middle ground; review, revise to make sure you’re being clear and that you’re clearly understanding what’s trying to be communicated.  To catalyze your ambitions, transformation and power may feel like it’s being bestowed upon those with May 3rd and 4th birthdays.

Gemini

You may find that you operate with ease if you are doing any revising, reviewing or refreshing the content, style or forms of communications this month.  Don’t be surprised if you’re blown away by what insights you learn while revisiting already familiar study material (especially for those born between May 21-June 9th). For those born between June 14-19th, you’re feeling passionate, and charged to go ahead to pursue what you want…just be careful you don’t steamroll anyone in the process – also good time to get involved in physical activities as long as you’re in action.

Cancer

Three out of the four notable points for this month’s cycle of the Moon, which is Cancer’s ruling astronomical body, lies in fixed signs bringing stabilizing energies in areas of joint and personal resources.  New and shared resources related to career initiatives or your public life that begun on January 30th may come reach a significant stage of fruition in your area of personal values (that may include finances) around February 14th.  Around February 6th is a critical time relating to these activities that also involves groups or your company’s finances.  Take stock of the month near the end of February after the 22nd to see how determination and persistence played a part in how the month’s events unfolded.

Leo

Some tensions in your close relationships or commitments a couple of days before the beginning of the month may continue to build but possible solutions or compromises may become much more clear around February 14th.  Try to find a balance between meeting your needs while meeting the needs of others.  Be aware of how this may take place in your outer life or in your career.  After February 22nd is a good time to understand the life lessons of this month.  Those Leo’s with August 2nd – 5th birthdays may feel like taking advantage of this month to actively discover a new part of yourself, or make changes to yourself or your life that you find exciting – a good time to invest in personal growth.

Virgo

February 3rd is an intense day of communications, ideas that may change and shift throughout the day with deep layers like the ocean waters, hard to pinpoint or tangibly grasp, or charged with emotional and/or related to spiritual, compassionate topics.  Those born between February 19th-22nd may find some communications somewhat more challenging with opposing sides requiring to find a compromise.   The month focuses on working out these issues.  After February 28th, hopefully things have been ironed out in order for matters to begin to move on more smoothly from there.  For those with September 5-6th birthdays, It’s a good time to take advantage of your empowered inner resolve, and strength to helping others, problem-solving or achieving what it is that you want accomplished.  Also, you may need to rethink and readjust some self-improvement regiment like your diet or health routine, or make some adjustments in your daily work.  Maybe you end up problem-solving an old issue in a new way.

Libra

An excellent time to process all this extra energy through sports, or anything physical or competitive.  (Those born between October 17-21st are fueled with passion, motivation and enthusiasm as they feel a boost of energy to help them Go-Go-Go!!!!!  and get their tasks, and projects moving.)   Hopefully you feel more grounded and clear about matters in your private life this month that also helps you feel more confident.   Those born around October 3rd and 4th may feel pulled to make unfamiliar changes in their close relationships.  A good month to also recharge your mind by doing something creative, fun and/or self-expressive.

Scorpio

You’re challenged to examine how you’re meeting your emotional needs and desires in your home, private life and how you’ve built an outer, career life to give you emotional security.  How have these two areas of life affected and influenced your maturation process as an individual and lifetime accomplishments thus far?  While you need to recognize mistakes to improve, also remember to celebrate your successes and personal bests.   Also, February 6th highlights emotional bonds you’re building towards in your relationships.  A good month to work behind the scenes or to give of yourself in a charitable way.  This gives you opportunity to understand on an emotional level a kind of plan you need to fine tune yourself and/or achieving your goals.  Pay attention to your reactions January 30th, February 6th, 14th and Feburary 22nd.

Sagittarius

You’re motivated, driven and passionate around activities involving community or groups of like-minded kin.   Discussions at the start of the month may involve conflict or friction as February 3rd is an intense day of communications, involving differences in ideology that you may have to closely follow and figure out as the tone, or intended messages may change and shift throughout the day as the ocean waters.  You will have opportunity to revise and make changes to resolve differences in philosophies, dreams, or visions, and how ideas are communicated or transmitted.  Maybe you end up accommodating by changing some of your own initial ideas.  Things become more clear and the situation becomes more pleasing to you around February 14th.  Perhaps this expands your life experiences to bring you closer to others, consider the mini-life lessons of this month’s journey during the last week of February 22nd.

Capricorn

Knowing what it is that you want for yourself, you feel driven to achieve and meet your career goals willing to bust through any perceived hurdles, challenges or roadblocks in the way.  Channel your driven ambition strategically and make diplomatic decisions. Check-in with yourself and release frustration or bent up anger through working out or healthy competition.  Think of the political longterm effects and consequences of attaining short-term gains  at any or all costs and play out your politics in such a way that maintain cordial if not build reliable work relations based on respect and integrity (more emphasized for January 14th-18th birthdays).  Those born between January 4th-16th may notice a typical enjoyable energy emphasized around socializing, the arts or ability to attract what they want, perhaps related to what was going around in mid-late November into early December.

Aquarius

Happy Birthday Aquarians!  Hold-fast towards your career goals.  The start of the month you feel in tune and aligned with yourself.  It’s a good time to persevere and pursue your ambitions.  The cosmos are backing you up with the disciplinary energies to stick with transforming a masterpiece out of scratch, whether it be towards a promotion, working towards being certified or accredited in a study program, part of a big project or if you’re building something creative (perhaps it feels like its on a grand-scale like an opera, concerto museum, constructing an architectural building, an NGO or a community or organization).  Task-master Saturn is on your side, continue to apply your determination and keep fixated on what needs to be done in incremental stages.  Patience, coupled with big-picture changes and discipline are needed to accomplish great things as the saying goes:  One percent inspiration, 99% perspiration….so keep on at it!  Use the Mercury Retrograde to recharge, do some internal reflection and rethinking of your approach, your vision of the future – particularly for those born January 21st to February 7th.  Any painful gains you make this year through sweat and tears towards your life’s masterpiece of work will pay off and manifest later through reward and self-satisfaction, but if you slack off, you’ll have to deal with possible self-disappointments later, lost time, opportunities.  Your labour now transforms into permanent gains of the future.  An important month to think about what your life’s masterpiece of work is going to be about for your new birth year, plan accordingly and then continue to apply yourself, make the time count.  Set your intentions before February 6th.  For February13-16th Aquarian birthdays, this solar year for you is charged with action, passion and drive, channel it constructively or in healthy competition and physical exercise is good to blow-off excess steam and to rid of frustration.

Pisces

The first week of the month highlights mental activities (writing, speech, learning) and February 3rd is intensified.   You benefit to carry mental tasks in solitude or retreat if possible.  February 14th gives opportunity to get those mental tasks done.  It’s a good time for Pisceans with February birthdays to start doing some pre-thinking to set intentions for their birthday year ahead.  February 23rd and 24th birthdays may expect their year to be transcendental, increased spiritual awareness or heightened intuitive sensitivities or creatively channelling the collective unconsciousness of the masses.  Despite feeling like things are as clear as a thick fog, you are energetically supported with discipline and determination that acts as the backbone that grounds you (especially those born March 13-14th).  Continue to meld your dreams, visions and beliefs into your self-expression, or creativity.

About Sun-sign columns:

A brief history of astrology and Sun-signs:  Though it was once the mother of science and medicine, Astrology’s rejection from society began after planets past Saturn were discovered, yet continued to be practiced as the sophisticated and complex system involving 9 planets (depending on if you still hold a personal belief that Pluto is still a planet, or not).  In the late 1800’s Alan Leo, known as the father of modern astrology, used only the Sun, one yet main important aspect of astrology to create what is known to most people as Sun-sign.  When someone says “I’m a Pisces” they’re really referring to only one aspect of their astrological make-up based on the fact that they were born between Feb.19-March 20.  Critics with this understanding of astrology will dismiss its validity citing that astrology overgeneralizes by dividing the world into 12 groups of personality patterns, the point of confusion here being between this one general method of Sun-sign astrology vs. the authentic complex field of astrology and its rich techniques.  In fact, as the latter astrology does account for each person’s unique individuality based on their exact time and location of birth.  As a result, Sun-sign columns are in fact more general, and can serve its purpose to a degree with some validity as well as a quick entertainment break for those curious, believers or not.  To get a detailed and personal interpretation unique to you and you only, you need to use your birth or natal chart.  An astrologer is one who can help you interpret it.

© Jen N. 2014

January Star Bytes© Zodiac Sun-Sign column

Jen’s monthly Zodiac sun-sign Star Bytes© for January 2014.  Happy New Year and wishing you an uplifting 2014.  Enjoy!

Aries

Your energy continues to focus on compromise or using diplomacy to work out conflicts in close and working relationships, which may feel taxing.  Some possible tensions may be felt around January 16 and 17th.  This is an opportunity to revisit and reflect upon the way you operate with others based on your relationship values as well as how others are interacting with you to meet your needs.  Cut out what’s not working for you, and redefine your boundaries so you’ll be clear on you’ll accept from others.

Taurus

You are reviewing some travel or learning experiences from the past and how you can incorporate your daily work routine without major upheaval.  Take some alone time to reflect on what pearls of wisdom you really wish to live by.  You may feel pulled between your daily responsibilities and need for some solitude around January 18.  Allow this month to contemplate and go inward.

Gemini

After a few weeks of some serious, and perhaps uncomfortable and awkward things to think about (especially for those born between June 3-21), following January 12th and onward, your mind feels less burdened as mental exchanges flow more smoothly and with ease.  During this second part of January, be prepared for new and unexpected ideas, and revolutionary ways of thinking and communicating on a fundamental level.

Cancer

What are your emotional needs and how are they being met in your close individual relationships?  Those born around June 1st may feel some tension around these topics on New Year’s day.  It is the Cancerian time to connect your emotional realm when you’re with others (events around January 16th and 17th aid in catalyzing your process).  This requires understanding of self and awareness of self, and around January 16th you’ll have a strong clear confident understanding of this (especially for July 18th birthdays)!

Leo

Starting on New Year’s day, the Sun and New Moon hit off your journey this month on managing your self-care through maintenance of health (diet and exercise), and building your longterm goals through what you do every day.  Reflect on how your daily routine is structured to support your overall goals around January 11th and 12th, and make the necessary adjustments.  Expanding your life experiences continue to bring about self-awareness.

Virgo

New Year’s Day kicks off this month with themes of your desires to  have some fun.  Perhaps it’s to build your creativity.  You think up a plan, outline the tools and resources you need and come up with a goal, while at the same time keeping the process open and playful.     What other ways can you think up that tickles your fancy?  Your ideas pick up the momentum after January 12th.

Libra

You continue to reflect upon your private inner life, like your home and your family as things around keep returning your awareness back to this theme.  You are motivated to initiate actions for any revision changes you wish for as a result of your reflections around January 16th.  Be prepared for to make some financial commitments as a result or at least consider what personal resources are available to you.

Scorpio

It’s a time to recharge your energies by listening to yourself – if you feel like taking it easy, taking a nap or engaging in other healthy forms of escaping, and you have the chance, then take it.  Perhaps  New Year’s day proved to have some hidden emotional stresses around your personal resources or finances, but nearing January 16th and after, they will likely be some more clarity around that and  what your options for taking action look like.

Sagittarius

This month, as you reflect on your past and life experiences have shaped who you are today, your perspective shifts and helps you see yourself in a different light (especially for those born between December 4-10).  Themes of building your personal resources through joint investments and like-minded communities also prevail.  Pay attention to how diplomatic activities in groups plays a part in these developments starting around January 9th throughout the rest of the month.  Other dates to take note are January 15-18th, and January 31st be prepared for some intense transformative energies.

Capricorn

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Capricorns!  It’s a good time to think about the direction you wish to move your life.  The Capricorn influence tends to make those born under this sign  natural planners, organizers and strategists because they want to materialize their goals.  They are usually quite practical and often rely on precedence, which makes them feel secure.  There’s a lot going on this month starting with New Year’s Day, which may have felt somewhat intense (particularly those January 1st and 2nd birthdays).  Perhaps you realize the need to shed some old ways of thinking.  It appears to be a significant month where your outer self is in tune with the needs of your emotional and inner self.  Getting back in touch with those ways you have fun and express yourself, maybe through creativity or children helps keep your inner connection.  Continue to review how your career and your life plans and the way you connect with the outside world are aligned with what you desire for yourself.

Aquarius

Take the first part of this month to dream, be in solitude, meditate, sleep or escape in your unique way.  While you do so, use this reflective time to review your home and personal life, and see how your outer life can support this process (pay attention for increased understanding on January 11th).  By mid-January, be prepared to  feel recharged with lots of information, communication and ideas related to change, and reform.  Be open to opportunities to communicate of your eureka moments around January 14th.

Pisces

Strong themes of how you relate to and communicate within to like-minded communities prevail for the first part of the month.  What would you like to contribute and how does engaging in community benefit you in return?  Being Piscean you appreciate transcendental moments of solitude to get in touch with yourself.  Around January 12th is a good time to spend time alone with your thoughts.  January 15th is a good time to simply hang loose and have some fun.  It gives you some time to get some perspective as your review the past year and the direction you’re taking for 2014.

About Sun-sign columns:

A brief history of astrology and Sun-signs:  Though it was once the mother of science and medicine, Astrology’s rejection from society began after planets past Saturn were discovered, yet continued to be practiced as the sophisticated and complex system involving 9 planets (depending on if you still hold a personal belief that Pluto is still a planet, or not).  In the late 1800’s Alan Leo, known as the father of modern astrology, used only the Sun, one yet main important aspect of astrology to create what is known to most people as Sun-sign.  When someone says “I’m a Pisces” they’re really referring to only one aspect of their astrological make-up based on the fact that they were born between Feb.19-March 20.  Critics with this understanding of astrology will dismiss its validity citing that astrology overgeneralizes by dividing the world into 12 groups of personality patterns, the point of confusion here being between this one general method of Sun-sign astrology vs. the authentic complex field of astrology and its rich techniques.  In fact, as the latter astrology does account for each person’s unique individuality based on their exact time and location of birth.  As a result, Sun-sign columns are in fact more general, and can serve its purpose to a degree with some validity as well as a quick entertainment break for those curious, believers or not.  To get a detailed and personal interpretation unique to you and you only, you need to use your birth or natal chart.  An astrologer is one who can help you interpret it.

December Star Bytes© Zodiac Sun-Sign column

Jen’s monthly Zodiac sun-sign Star Bytes© for December.  Enjoy!

Aries

This month has a focus on your commitments such as partnerships (in marriage, common-law, longterm friend), or if you work closely with individual clients in fields like real-estate, investment, counseling, or law.  You may find yourself compromising with your wants and actions with those of your partner, friend or client, which can contrast with Aries tendency to typically think of themselves in a much more independent context.  If that doesn’t sound up your alley, or in your Aries comfort zone, then take it as a growth opportunity to see yourself in connection to those with whom your interact closely with in your life.

Taurus

You are attracted to new situations either through travel, higher education, or beliefs and philosophies that support your ambitions to build something tangible and that can provide you with the material security you crave.  There may be a connection to structured organizations involving a company, and/or government.  Pay attention to your intensifying desires and/or what comes your way on December 21st, especially if you’re born between May 12-20.

Gemini

You may try to satiate your quest to learn and expand your mind by seeking new adventures, engaging in higher learning or exploring foreign cultures.  A couple of days leading up to December 7th, it may be helpful to ground yourself with meditation exercises to help maintain your clarify (or if you can find time to chill out if you’re finding it hard to stay focused).  Shortly after December 25th, you use what you’ve learned to see more clearly what it is that really matters in your life and what you want to preserver or build into your life.  The process may also take your close relationships to a deeper level by the end of this month.

Cancer

The theme of this month begins with the new moon in Sagittarius occurring around December 3rd.  She brings attention to what kind of new life experiences we wish to have.  Around this time, those born on or close to June 1st may need to put in more effort to integrate their feelings with their identity.  You may feel called to take action around December 9th, especially those born around June 8th, and see the culminating results or gain clarity through the dissemination of facts and information on December 17th (particularly for those born around June 16 & 17th).  December 25th is a time to reflect on your emotional journey (particularly for those born around May 25th).  Get ready for another cycle in the New Year!

Leo

This could be very well one of your more pleasant feeling times of the year where you find yourself in the festive spirit, having fun, perhaps partaking in some romance and overall enjoying yourself.  Your playful Leo enthusiasm revolving around the holiday cheer begins to materialize after December 22nd as you shift gears to actually receive those goodies coming your way, as well as gregariously giving to others.  You may also get into a more disciplined routine after all the festivities subside (workout or simply focusing back to daily work) – of course except on New Year’s Eve where you’ll be celebrating ringing in the New Year with the rest of us!

Virgo

Attention to your home and your private life is emphasized starting with a sudden epiphany on December 1st that compels you to consider making some new changes.  It’s a good time to reflect on the beliefs and philosophies that are rooted in your home and/or upbringing.  What new life lessons can you incorporate into your home and inner world?  Perhaps you incorporate newfound ideas into making your home improvements.  On December 29th, you begin to set about turning your ideals into longterm plans.

Libra

This month’s energies suggest that you continue to focus on your home or inner world.   Simply enjoying the traditions, security and stability of your home with your significant other may provide insight about your personal plans, especially on December 17th.  Or you may wish to spend time at home in your own solitude.  You may also find yourself revisiting and revising those longterm plans based on your wishes and desires for your private life/home on as well as after December 21st.

Scorpio

Those born around November 9th-12th may feel a boost to their confidence this month.  Those born between November 26-29th may feel more active or driven in their career for the first week of December.  Also during the first week, those born between November 16th-22nd may find themselves engaged in deep, private or secret communication or handling sensitive knowledge.  Those born in between November 10-13th may need to slow things down and take care of themselves and do only what is required of themselves and no more than that.  Without having the details of how the astrological energies affect a personalized chart, for the rest of you Scorpios, this month is what you choose to make of it, and the same goes for the everyone else 🙂

Sagittarius

A very Happy Birthday to all you December Sagittarians!  This is a good time to think, talk, and/or write about (or sell and market) any percolating big ideas that have been floating around in your head or that need that wider audience.   It’s a good time to think and dream big as your optimism is inspiring.  You may feel energized by connecting to distant and far away places through travel, or simply reading about new philosophies and approaches to life.  However if you find that you’re about to make any major decisions  make sure that you’ve been presented all the facts AND that you’ve taken a close look at them and any relevant details… several times over.  Alleviate external pressures, and give yourself time to think about your final move.  Same goes for making any broad statements or passing judgement on others before broadcasting your opinions.

Capricorn

You continue to apply your deeply set determination.  It’s good to remain fixated on your end goals, but if you find yourself getting overly nervous, make the time to chill out, and seek refuge into your own spirituality and beliefs.  Meditate or appreciate nature’s calm and quiet may prove helpful around December 17th if you find yourself feeling more and more wired.  You may have felt closer to reaching a stage in your goals but may find yourself going over plans you were originally more content with.  Being a proponent of a plan, you realize that it’s better to reshape the plan now than during its implementation.

Aquarius

If you’re working to affect change within larger and/or different communities than you’re used to, you may need to put aside your ingrained judgements so that you can operate in a diplomatic fashion.  Finding innovate ways to get your message across to  facilitate reaching your goal may require some compromise.    Alternatively you may find yourself wanting infuse new philosophies and beliefs into communities possibly by holding debates that incorporate technology as a channel of communication.  Any unexpected events on December 25th may prove insightful.  Focus on finding common ground in groups this month.

Pisces

This month highlights talking, writing or traveling related to your career dreams.   Finding a few people with whom can help you can be a deep learning experience.  Look within like-minded communities to find the right people to link up with whom you can build a longterm working relationship.  You may feel ready to take action around December 8-9th.  Those born between March 7-10th may feel a boost of good cheer this month.

Wishing everyone a warm, festive and safe month of December whatever faith or day of observances you celebrate, may your world be filled with love.

About Sun-sign columns:

A brief history of astrology and Sun-signs:  Though it was once the mother of science and medicine, Astrology’s rejection from society began after planets past Saturn were discovered, yet continued to be practiced as the sophisticated and complex system involving 9 planets (depending on if you still hold a personal belief that Pluto is still a planet, or not).  In the late 1800’s Alan Leo, known as the father of modern astrology, used only the Sun, one yet main important aspect of astrology to create what is known to most people as Sun-sign.  When someone says “I’m a Pisces” they’re really referring to only one aspect of their astrological make-up based on the fact that they were born between Feb.19-March 20.  Critics with this understanding of astrology will dismiss its validity citing that astrology overgeneralizes by dividing the world into 12 groups of personality patterns, the point of confusion here being between this one general method of Sun-sign astrology vs. the authentic complex field of astrology and its rich techniques.  In fact, as the latter astrology does account for each person’s unique individuality based on their exact time and location of birth.  As a result, Sun-sign columns are in fact more general, and can serve its purpose to a degree with some validity as well as a quick entertainment break for those curious, believers or not.  To get a detailed and personal interpretation unique to you and you only, you need to use your birth or natal chart.  An astrologer is one who can help you interpret it.

November Star Bytes© Zodiac Sun-Sign column

Jen’s monthly Zodiac sun-sign Star Bytes© for November.  Enjoy!

Aries

You may have been feeling a power struggle between the need to be you and your boss or the institution that employs you.  Take the necessary adjustments and find the appropriate outlet(s) to express your individuality.  Remember: “Success is often based not how smart a person is, but on how well an individual fits into an organization.”  Ang Lee

Taurus

A strong focus on honesty with yourself in your established relationships that have been tried, tested and true will catalyze continued growth.  Be on the lookout for urges to control or be controlling, especially around Nov. 16th.  Be open to communicating your needs as well as listening to what the other party has to say as well. 

Gemini

The revisions and purges that you’ve been working on in your home and personal life help transform your daily routine.  You feel like things can begin to move forward again around Nov. 10th and the tasks you accomplish get solidified after Nov. 26th.

Cancer

At the start of the month, you may be feeling an urge to hibernate in your own private word to be creative or simply to reflect and/or purge.   After Nov. 10th going towards Nov. 17th you may only accept deeper intimate experiences in your relationships based on honesty and trust. 

Leo

It’s a good time to prepare for the upcoming hibernation process by setting up your personal life so that you can enjoy it for the colder months ahead.  Get anything that needs fixing done now.  Some kind of significant change occurs in your career or plans around Nov. 16th.   Honour the need to be at home, focussing on what comforts you in your personal life will buffer any unsettling feelings arising from external changes.

Virgo

You feel you’ve got a surge of physical energy this month.  With this energy boost, this is a good time to come up with a permanent solution for a deep rooted problem, do research on ideas for improvement or you may work on revising former solutions.  Just make sure that you manage your abundance of energy so that you don’t overextend.  Make sure you’re properly grounded (calm) mentally and physically – be cautious and aware when doing physical activities or sports.

Libra

You take new values and start planning and building them into your personal life.  A time where you transform your personal values and perhaps enjoyable pleasures that you once enjoyed are eventually replaced with new ones.  Set your intentions, and make your wishes on Nov. 3rd.  Around November 7th, you may also be thinking about your tucking away your financial resources and how to invest them in the longterm to support your personal life.  A time of conservative approaches, keeping only what you really need and value.  Things become more clear around the full moon on Nov. 17th.

Scorpio

Happy birthday to November Scorpios!  Scorpio is the sign of sultry sensuality, transformation and power – power over others or self-empowerment.  Scorpios in general like to get deep beneath the superficial level and can hone into what’s essential.  It’s your annual time when a new cycle begins for you. At the start of the month on Nov. 3, it’s a time to do what you need for yourself and to do some reflection and thinking about what you would like for your birth year ahead (especially for those born on Nov.3rd, there is also productive opportunity in your birthday year ahead to make your wishes happen).  For those born on Nov. 7th, if you’ve been determined and hardworking, you will probably be reaping the rewards sown about 14 years ago, while at the same time it may feel like a more challenging or limiting year ahead, and the best approach is to prioritize and focus only what is realistic and essential.  Those born around Nov. 13th may find a boost in confidence and vitality.  Those born around Nov. 17th, focus on integrating your inner and outer life to find balance.  Overall, what you set in motion on your birthday for yourself can greatly the year you experience until your next birthday, so enjoy and make it count!

Sagittarius

You may feel a switch from your adventure mode in October to a more conservative and planning mode.  Around Nov. 4th, set your intentions for your dreams as your subconscious is particular attuned and open to the collective unconscious, which can be helpful if you are in the creative arts or business.  Benefitting from a lucky streak, you may be compelled to indulge or spend lavishly around Nov. 29th, enjoy but focus on being conservative and think and save for the longterm.  Being practical will help guide you.

Capricorn

The start of the month on Nov. 1st offers powerful energetic support to make improvements on health when the opportunity to make it happen arises from Nov. 7-9th.  In between, search deep to base your intentions and wishes on what’s essential on Nov. 3rd.  Those born around Dec. 31 are currently or have been experiencing some kind of rebirth in your identity*.  Be creative as possible and focus on goals that extend beyond your own ambition which also serve the greater community. *(It happened already for those earlier born Capricorns who are probably now seeing those changes more clearly).

Aquarius 

The beginning of the month is intense on a global social scale and you may resonate with the social changes and upheavals happening around you.  You continue review your longterm goals, especially on Nov. 7th.  As you do so, ask those important questions.  Are your goals within reason?  Do the ends really justify the end means?  Caution with extreme or drastic and/or rapid ideas of affecting change.  Being naturally drawn to groups and social causes, you begin to gather, and draw upon or manage the needed resources.  As you do so, keep in mind emotional needs of those involved, including yourself when implementing your agenda.

Pisces

You may feel more attuned to the collective unconscious, and pay attention to your strong intuition on November 7 (particularly those born on March 11), November 13 (particularly those born on or close to Feb. 21).  It helps to stay grounded in reality, which may be easier for those born between March 4-8th.  Usually Pisceans need moments of solitude alone, however you may be drawn to be with other groups of like-minded people or a cause as it will help you to focus on reality.  Days of pleasantry and harmony on November 3rd (particularly those born on March 3rd), 17th (particularly those born on March 16th).  More challenging or productive days on Nov. 25th (particularly those born on February 22nd).

 

October Star Bytes© Zodiac Sun-Sign column

Jen’s monthly Zodiac sun-sign Star Bytes© for October.  Enjoy!

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.  But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”   Anon.

Aries

Proceed conservatively.  Consider the risks and consequences before you leap into any enticing passionate activities.  It may be wise to act within your limits and honor commitments.  After Oct. 16 figure out if and how all of it’s going integrate into your life.  Go through nitty gritty details of what you envision to reach your full potential.  Think deeply and act on inspirational ideas that come around the 18th.  Working with others will help continue to develop self-discovery.  Take it easy on Hallowe’en and keep it low key – staying at home is strongly advised.  Aries’ motto: think twice before you leap!

Taurus

Expressing yourself through creative outlets or doing activities with your kids at home may strain routine commitments, or close relationships.   Doing what it takes to overcome those challenges may leave you feeling a bit zoned out and wanting some artistic inspiration around the 10th at the gallery, music concert, fine cuisine…what’s your pleasure?  Flashes of insight and creativity come to you in moments of solitude, repose, dreams and healthy escapes.  If you don’t have a journal, it’s worth starting them now (pick up one up at your neighborhood Dollar Store).  Pay attention around Oct. 16 and 17th.  Enthusiasm follows the 20th.  Confiding in a trusted friend helps you keep the faith and believe in your dreams.  What resources will you need to start building them?

Gemini

Continue your inventory of resources that are directly available to you so that you can determine what materials you still need.  In your revisions, you may need to purge and clear the extraneous.  What is it from the past that you’ve kept buried, hidden and secret you need to uncover, re-examine and say good-bye to?  What is it you need to are hanging onto unnecessarily that is weighing you down, preventing you from feeling at ease in your regular routine?  This process of mental reflection and communications intensifies on Oct. 18th, and calling for adjustments especially for those Geminis born between May 7-13th.  You’ll know you’ve made the necessary purges if you feel lighter, roomier and good!  You’ve created the space for more pleasure and joyful expansions.

Cancer

The new cycle of the month brings intensity to your one-to-one partnerships or commitments that may feel a bit out of control or driving you up the wall.  The key is to find balance and common ground through relinquishing any need to control it.  It’s important to get to the bottom of things, and from thereon make a plan.   By the 18th, things will hopefully be out into the open.  It just may be that what’s needed is something new and refreshing to the table.  Go forth and be bold!  As the Nike saying goes: “Just Do It!” as new experiences help us grow.  It may transform your perspective so that you can move into the next month from a place of deeper clarity and honesty in your close interactions.

Leo

Don’t be alarmed if you find yourself slightly out of sorts, maybe even doubting or feeling insecure about yourself and your purpose. Although it can feel overwhelming please don’t fret, it’s the Universe’s way of illuminating your awareness to certain areas, perhaps in your relationships that are calling for changes.  Change brings discomfort at the same time growth, and the more open you are to embracing need for change, the easier the process.  Channel any feelings of frustration into constructive action.  Make use of your inspiration, imagination and creativity to access the resources you want for support to respond to new change.  Confide in someone empathetic whom you can trust.  Revelation around Oct. 18th.  It may be a good idea to continue incorporating the theme of giving selflessly from September.

VIRGO

Take a few days to step-back from a situation or problem at the start of October as it is a good time to get in touch with your intuition in order to consider the situation you’ve been analyzing from an emotional context.   Allow your mind to rest, relax and dream, and maybe even fantasize for a few days!  After the first week, listen to your gut feelings by integrating them into your practical plan of approach.  When you go back to tackling what was on your mind this time, you dive into it your problem-solving so deeply so that you can transform the problem you’ve been responsible for dealing with.   You have the energy to put things in place to make it better.  It’s still important to stick with the facts as you follow your inner guide.  A mental boost comes towards the end of the month.  As you go over details, keep in mind the big emotional picture.

LIBRA

Happy Birthday Month to all you October Libras!  This birthday month sets the tone for a year of unexpected insights that illuminate possibilities for you should you pursue them.  For a short while right at the start of the month, you may be guarding something creative or personal that you really value by keeping it hidden.  Then you shift to think about the bigger picture.  You focus on thinking, writing, or talking about how to put your career visions and dreams into practical day to day actions.  Expand to think, dream and act BIG!  Reach for the Moon, tap into your daily intuitions and be prepared to be wowed by yourself this year!  Those birthday Librans born between October 10-14 may feel compelled to make sure they are feeling particularly safe, secure and nurtured around Oct. 18th, but be careful not to overindulge if you are trying to watch your weight!  Those celebrating their birthdays around October 19th may realize that you wish to infuse your relationships with some new and exciting experiences.  September 23-28 birthday Librans may be realizing the need for new expressive outlets around October 26th.

SCORPIO

Happy birthday to all you October Scorpios!  At the start of the month, you’re trying to attain something or someone you desire passionately.  You may feel your passions cooling slightly as you direct your energies with attempts come up with a solution to a problem, though the solution feels a elusive and intangible.  Near the end of the month, around Oct. 21 your mind expands to search beneath appearances to search deeply and review your efforts during October.  At the end of the month, you uncover a solution hidden within your own personal resources to support what you’ve been trying to get done.

SAGITTARIUS

Escaping away from your normal daily routine, you make new and unique connections to other like-minded individuals in artistic, spiritual or philanthropic situations.  You are unexplainably drawn to other worldly, philosophical people like yourself who are perhaps from a different culture in a serendipitous way.  You find these experiences are pleasantly electrifying and exciting and illuminate self-understanding. You find yourself having deep spiritually intimate conversations that help transform your values and thinking that forms you for the longterm.

CAPRICORN

This month highlights growth and transformation.  You may experience some deep transformational groundbreaking progress in your close relationships that you’ve been working on.  You are aware of how you affect those who are close to you.  It’s a good time to put some practical measures in place so that you can move forward constructively in the healing process either for yourself and/or for those close to you in your life.  Reviewing how your belief system has influenced your actions in the past will help you make those helpful changes.  Don’t beat yourself up, use the past as guidance as it’s never too late for change, so focus on the opportunity of the present.

AQUARIUS

It’s time to materialize the ideas floating around from September into a longterm plan.  You find it exhilarating to share your humanitarian thoughts with upbeat and energetic people.  How will you go about making revolutionary changes for the betterment of others?  You may look to other cultures for inspiration.  It’s time to do some research and gathering what you need for those practical solutions.  Be open to exploring creative, unconventional solutions that cross your mind.  Try them out, make those needed revisions and re-evaluate.  Be prepared to be surprised with your creative work!

PISCES

Your ability to intuitively see and understand what’s really going on behind the scenes of situations is strengthening and growing.  Take action based on your hunches.  Seek out people who are open to spiritual and metaphysical belief systems who will appreciate your gifts.  It’s a good time to continue nurturing yourself by expanding your creative outlets that you enjoy.  It’s a time to realize  your intuitive ideas practically and creatively.

The solar eclipse on Oct. 5 highlights inspiration and insight with advice to act on them (Bernadette Brady).

© Jen N. Sept. 2013