Articles By Melodie


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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 — Feb 11, 2019 – Feb 17, 2019:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Feb 11, 2019 – Feb 17, 2019:

This week starts with a Moon / Uranus conjunction at 29º Aries on Monday. This is a bit of a tricky aspect, since it’s at the final (anaretic) degree of a sign, which is generally perceived as fated in some ways. However since it’s the Moon, which moves quickly and therefore is at this fated degree for an hour or so every few days, its impact may be almost imperceptible.

There is, however, an air of rebellion and nonconformity present in this aspect. Remember it takes place in Aries the sign associated with action, energy, drive and aggression. But it’s not about fighting for fighting’s sake. It’s about fighting for something worth fighting for, rather than cowering in fear.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Feb 4, 2019 – Feb 10, 2019:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Feb 4, 2019 – Feb 10, 2019:

As we start the Chinese New Year — with a New Moon at 15º Aquarius 45′ on (on Monday in some parts of the world and Tuesday in others) — we may be thinking about ways usher in the properties associated with the Pig, which in Chinese lore is associated with good fortune, abundance, prosperity, and luck.

This particular New Moon is placed at the exact midpoint of Saturn and Neptune, which are currently in sextile and are also each at 15º of their respective signs. This creates what is called a planetary picture, with Saturn + Neptune = Sun/Moon. It adds a layer of compassion and sensitivity that can either be expressed through benevolence and altruism (in its higher form) or self-pity  and thin-skinned defensiveness. It’s obviously going to be preferable to strive for the former, and steer clear of the latter.

February 2019 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Eight of Coins

Aries: Eight of Coins

This month, you’ll be thinking about doing business and being more productive. You’ll be focusing on honing your craft and turning your skills into something you can be proud of.

The Eight of Coins is a card of craftsmanship. It can be as simple as being 100 % focused on your work and demonstrating your level of dedication and service. And it can be as innovative as taking something you’re uniquely capable of and turning it into a career.

In this version of the card — from the Joie de Vivre Tarot — a Fox in wizard’s attire conjures up a magic potion. He stands over the bubbling concoction as the cauldron sizzles and boils.

Five disks hang from the limbs of the trees behind him and three are pinned to his pointy hat. He’s so good, he can afford to take his eyes off the mixture.  But he doesn’t dare step away: the completion of this project depends on his being right there to make it happen.

The Eight of Coins is also known as the apprentice card. It refers to taking on an interest — a new one or a lifelong dream — and devoting yourself fully to it. It doesn’t have to be career related, but since it’s a labor of love wouldn’t it be great if it were? Making a living doing what we love is something we all aspire to achieve.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jan 28, 2019 — Feb 3, 2019:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 28, 2019 — Feb 3, 2019:

This week we have one planet (Venus) and one asteroid (Vesta) changing signs, a planetoid (Chiron) moving through the last degree of its sign, and a handful of complex interactions involving personal and transpersonal planets.

We start the week on Monday, with a first quarter Moon in Scorpio, sextiling Saturn and trining Neptune. The Moon is debilitated in Scorpio but works very well with these aspects, especially since both Saturn and Neptune are currently placed in their own signs. These aspects can make for an increased desire for privacy and alone time. It’s good for getting in touch with your dreams, both literally and figuratively.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jan 21, 2019 — Jan 27, 2019:


Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jan 21, 2019 — Jan 27, 2019:

This week we have a planet (Mercury) and an asteroid (Ceres) changing signs, a t-square involving Mercury, Uranus and the Nodes, and a Full Moon total lunar eclipse in Leo.

Starting on Monday, we’ve got Venus squaring Neptune and Mars squaring Saturn. As these are both the traditional love planets, relationship problems are likely to be impacted, with the Mars / Saturn aspect creating obstacles and the Venus / Neptune aspect can be overly idealistic or downright delusional.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jan 14, 2019 — Jan 20, 2019:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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).