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Melodie is a full-time professional astrologer with a background in Psychology. She has been studying astrology for more than 30 years and has been teaching, writing and speaking professionally since 1995. For more information or to schedule a session with Melodie, click here:

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Dec 4, 2017 – Dec 10, 2017:

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Dec 4, 2017 – Dec 10, 2017:

There’s a lot going on with Mercury as we start this week (on Monday). First of all it’s stationary retrograde (having just turned on Sunday). It’s in detriment and at an anaretic degree. It’s closely conjunct to Saturn (and the Galactic Center. And it’s officially out of bounds. 

December 2017 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

The Wanderer

ARIES: The Wanderer

This month may see you developing a renewed interest in travel, adventure and personal expansion. The Wanderer card (the Fool, in traditional decks) fits in beautifully with this dynamic, as it relates to being open to new experiences without regard for where they may ultimately lead.

In the Wildowood Tarot’s version, we see a young woman striding toward the edge of a cliff, barefoot and unburdened by material possessions. Her arms are wide open and her gait is purposeful, even knowing that the path before her is partially obscured by clouds.

There’s a waterfall on the other side and a shimmering rainbow bridge leading to it, but if you look closely you can also see the rocky terrain far below.

A fall would be treacherous but somehow you know she’s not going to fall. Her faith and her optimism and her willingness to seize the day will see her safely to the other side.

This is the essence of the Wanderer card; It’s about taking a leap of faith and being open to going wherever the moment takes you. Pay attention though to the clouds that may be obscuring your path.  And keep in mind Ithat there will be some things you need to surrender, as a necessary part of taking that leap of faith.

You want to think about these concepts, especially as they apply to opportunities that present themselves to you today. It’s not the time to fret about details or focus on what could possibly go wrong.

You do want to keep your wits about you, and unlike the woman in this card you do want to watch your step. But immersing yourself fully in the journey — rather than thinking too hard or focusing too much on the destination — can open up a whole new world of possibilities for you that you won’t want to miss.

 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Nov 20, 2017 – Nov 26, 2017:

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Nov 20, 2017 – Nov 26, 2017:

This week starts on Monday with a Moon in Sagittarius — still New — sextiling Mars, conjuncting Mercury and trining Uranus. As lunar aspects are fleeting, these transits will probably only produce short-lived effects. But in general, these are all favorable contacts that should see you feeling more confident and optimistic. 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Nov 13, 2017 – Nov 19, 2017:

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Nov 13, 2017 – Nov 19, 2017:

We start this week with a beautiful Venus / Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio, on Monday. This is an optimistic, enthusiastic and benevolent transit that can see you feeling so good about yourself that others respond in kind. Those feelings of goodwill are infectious and can result in opportunities that come to you through unexpected channels.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Nov 6, 2017 – Nov 12, 2017:

Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Nov 6, 2017 – Nov 12, 2017:

We start this week with the Moon in Gemini — still full — in trine to Mars in Libra. We also have the three personal planets in detriment. First there’s Mercury, which just moved into Sagittarius on Sunday (or Monday in some parts of the world). Then there’s Venus getting ready to leave Libra (where it feels most at home) and move into Scorpio (where it feels least welcome). And finally we have Mars about 1/3 of the way through Libra, the sign of its detriment. 

November 2017 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Two of Swords

ARIES: Two of Swords

With your ruler (Mars) moving through its polarity sign (Libra) this month, you may need to look at things from a different perspective. You might feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, or you could be struggling with a decision that’s not going to be easy to make.

Perhaps this is why you’ve held off in the first place, as the the Two of Swords refers to not just feeling torn between two options but wanting to avoid making a choice between them as well.

The figure in this card — from Rome Choi’s Dreaming Way Tarot — is blind-folded and holding up two sharp swords. She may be leaning towards one but she’s not taking any steps to act on it.

In this respect the Two of Swords can refer to inaction and immobility. Sometimes this is due to fear: “What if I make the wrong decision?” But it’s just often related to a desire to not have to choose at all.

Alternately you may have come to an impasse with someone and are actualizing this energy through passive resistance. This isn’t a better solution and it won’t solve anything:  while you may need some time to pause and reflect, you’re going to have to take a stand whether you like it or not.

The inertia that comes from choosing not to choose can prevent you from moving forward. It’s going to be critical to weigh your options, make your decision and then stand by it in the end.