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Melodie

About Melodie

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 — Jan 14, 2019 — Jan 20, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 14, 2019 — Jan 20, 2019:

This week starts on Monday with a Moon / Mars conjunction in Aries and a sextile involving Mercury and Neptune. Starting with the Moon / Mars transit — especially in Aries where Mars is dignified — this aspect is all about energy, action and adventure. It’s about being on the verge of something new and exciting, knowing that the anticipation is just as exhilarating as the adventure itself.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jan 7, 2019 — Jan 13, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 7, 2019 — Jan 13, 2019:

We start this week with Venus at the last degree of Scorpio, which means it’s also void of course and at a fated (anaretic) degree. To add insult to injury, Venus is in detriment in Scorpio, which opposes the sign it naturally rules (Taurus). At the time, it’s at its greatest eastern elongation: in other words at its brightest and most visible in the early morning sky.

January 2019 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

the Sun

Aries: The Sun

This month, as your ruling planet (Mars) leaves Pisces behind and moves into your sign, you could be feeling like you’re finally getting your mojo back. You may also be feeling more energetic and alive.

With the Sun in your face and the Wind in your hair, you should be feeling a renewed sense of vitality, enthusiasm and anticipation for the path that’s laid out before you.

The Sun card refers to a period where things seem to be going well for you; or maybe it’s just that your attitude has you focusing on what’s right in the world for a change.

You’re optimistic about the future: perhaps you’ve made New Years resolutions that you expect to keep this time around. Or you could be doing better financially, feeling better about your health, or seeing your relationship in a new light.

In this version of the card (from Robin Ator’s Prairie Tarot) a young boy rides bareback through a field of sunflowers. The Sun shines brightly in the sky while the horse trots along at a steady pace. The sunflowers line the path beside him, each stretching up to bathe in the Sun’s light.

He’s clearly in his element here. So comfortable is he on the back of his horse that he doesn’t even need a saddle or reins (or shoes for that matter). His hat is long gone. This is one of the best versions of the Sun card ever. You can just feel his exuberance and you know he’s on the right path.

Along with the happy, fearless and adventurous energy in this card, there’s also a childlike wonder and exuberance. Keep this idea of “reinventing yourself” alive (especially as Uranus turns direct in your sign this month too)  and you can’t go wrong. The emphasis on freeing yourself from worldly burdens and concerns can go a long ways toward achieving your goals.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Dec 31, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Dec 31, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019:

Happy New Year! As we  move into 2019, we have two planets (Mars and Mercury) changing signs, a planet (Uranus) changing direction, and a New Moon (partial) solar eclipse in Capricorn.

We start the week on Monday, with both the Moon and Mars at anaretic degrees (the 29th degree of a sign) and in inconjunct aspect. The Moon is at 29 Libra (on the verge of going void of course), with Mars at 29 Pisces, as both of them prepare to change signs.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Dec 24, 2018 – Dec 30, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Dec 24, 2018 – Dec 30, 2018:

Happy Holidays! We start this week on Monday with a Moon — still full — in Cancer and opposing Pluto in Capricorn. The Moon is dignified in Cancer (the sign it rules) but impacted adversely by this transit which can be inordinately suspicious or defensive. As the opposition is said to force integration, this one should see you looking at ways to find a middle ground between your deepest darkest fears and your most personal feelings and emotions.

As a result, it can manifest as a clearer understanding of the workings of your own psyche. It can bring forth the most penetrating insights with astounding accuracy and perspective. But you want to make sure those insights are worth sharing. The potential for someone to read too much between the lines and ascribe some sinister meaning to them is also strong.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Dec 17, 2018 – Dec 23, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Dec 17, 2018 – Dec 23, 2018:

This week starts with a Mars / Pluto sextile on Monday. Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, and these two planets both rule (and co-rule) Scorpio and Aries — two incredibly passionate and powerful signs. Put them together in a harmonious aspect (a sextile) and you have an excellent chance to funnel their respective energies into something meaningful.

Persistence pays off with this transit, especially anything you’re passionate about or that is tied to fulfilling your deepest, most intimate desires. You may be a bit obsessive about pursuing your goals, but the sextile makes this process a bit more workable as it brings the Martian drive and determination into the mix.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 16, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 16, 2018:

This week begins on Monday with a Moon / Pluto conjunction that’s besieged by Saturn and Mars. This is a pretty powerful — and potentially destructive — configuration, especially with Moon debilitated in Capricorn, the sign of its fall. It can manifest as intense conflicts, power struggles, confrontations and mind games (among many other things).

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Dec 3, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Dec 3, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018:

This week begins on Monday, with the Sun squaring Mars and Uranus squaring the North and South Nodes. The Sun / Mars transit can be defiant and combative. With the square aspect pits one planet’s energies against the other, it can manifest as heated arguments or confrontations, even though both of these planets are disposited by Jupiter (which is itself dignified by sign).

Mars is action, energy and drive — all commendable traits. But pit it against the Sun (ego, will, personal expression) and it can bring out the less savory Martian impulses, like anger, aggression and impatience. With Uranus also squaring the Nodes (also known as “at the bendings”) the potential for the parties involved to behave in erratic or unexpected ways is also strong.

December 2018 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Four of Cups

ARIES: Four of Cups

With your ruler (Mars) moving through Pisces and your 12th house this month you may be asking yourself: “Is that all there is?” especially if you’ve attained something you so desperately longed for in the past, only to see it differently now that you’ve attained it.

It may represent a relationship that’s lost its luster, a job that turns out to be tedious rather than rewarding, or a set of ideals that under the harsh light of day no longer seems so inspiring.

The young mermaid in this card — from the gorgeous Shadowscapes Tarot — looks bored and uninspired. She gazes down at her reflection, idly tracing ripples on the surface of a stream.

The Four of Cups can relate to a lack of motivation or a lethargy so profound that it threatens to numb you or trap you in your sense of boredom. It can have you wondering whether there might be something else out there that would excite or inspire you.

It can also relate to a lack of energy, which may mean it could turn into period of inertia where you don’t feel like doing much of anything. It speaks of wondering whether there might be something else out there that would excite or inspire you.

The Four of Cups is a card of apathy and ambivalence. The focus may be on what is lacking in your life, rather than what’s right there before you. One of the positive aspects though is that it reveals to you exactly what’s “wrong with this picture” and allows you the opportunity to make it right.

It can get you thinking about how things could be — in an ideal world or at least with respect to following your dreams — and then what you can do to make those dreams a reality. While you may start out thinking “what’s the point?” you’ll have a clearer idea of what’s worth salvaging and what could use a little more work in the end.

 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Nov 26, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Nov 26, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018:

We start this week on Monday with the Sun conjuncting Jupiter and Mercury squaring Mars. Aspects among these four planets are in play for most of the week, with the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter all in the early degrees of Sagittarius (, and each of them squaring Mars at different points.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Nov 19, 2018 – Nov 25, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Nov 12, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018:

We’ve got an eventful week ahead of us, with one planet (the Sun) changing signs, another planet (Neptune) changing direction, and a Full Moon — the Full Frost (or Full Beaver Moon) — in Gemini.

Starting on Monday, we have a Gibbous Moon in Aries squaring Saturn and then trining Mercury before the day is through. Because it’s in Aries — the sign associated with action, energy, motivation and drive — we  may be chomping at the bit to get things moving.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Nov 12, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Nov 12, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018:

This week, we have a planet (Mercury) turning retrograde, a planet (Venus) turning direct, and a planet (Mars) changing signs. We also have Jupiter and the lunar nodes at zero degrees, with Mars joining in later in the week.

We start the week on Monday, with the Moon in Capricorn — which together with Pluto and the asteroid Vesta — is besieged by Saturn and Mars. In general, the Capricorn Moon sets the tone for getting serious about our goals, our responsibilities and our reputations. It’s a time for looking at what’s important in our lives and getting rid of what is not.