Wednesday, August 31, 2016



This week may go down as a significant time of “cult of personality”. The Ascendant (personality) and the Midheaven (pubic face) are in big play this week. With aspects to public face being well aspected, a clearer view of our leadership will emerge. That takes trials into the public domain and out of our immediate lives. Still there will be significant sides bashing heads to create more “stroke” in the public image. The flavor of the “stroke” will become more evident. Remember that Pluto (the instigator of transformation) is still well aspected by the draconian point of the North Node. What happens is for the best.

By Monday, Mars will start to be far enough away from Saturn, (apex of the T Square) that some of the violence we have been experiencing will start to go undercover. Still, public domain is both national and local. Also this week expect some sudden changes in the outer arena. Reminds me of the wheel of fortune where one day you are up and the next day you are down. For us mere mortals, perhaps the mystical lessons of learning to be grounded and then sit and observe the situations. As they are part of a never ending evolution of social experiment. Try to stay in elevated conversations and surroundings. The tension is still there and you don’t want to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

The time of September 6th through 10th, the public domain will settle into more stability from the earlier week of banter and battle. Again, please try to keep some emotional distance from the ups and downs unless you have nothing better to do than insight anger and frustration. I personally ignore most political banter during the summer break, especially since the Congress is out for the summer also.

With the positive connections for Neptune to the world view going on for a while, there has actually been some good news or revelations. Not everything is out of hiding yet.

Friday, September 2nd, this day will find you not only sick of what you are doing, but sick of all the destabilizing elements around you. Many will be hypersensitive because of too much in shaky hands. Most people do their level best to be realistic about their responsibilities and expect others to do the same. But that deal has been faltering for so long that we all feel like being on a teeter totter. Special effort needs to be made to stay grounded and just do what you can. If you can, keep your agenda simplified. And if another close to you is overburdened, help out by letting go of perfection. Otherwise many will just have a stress overload and fall ill. If that happens, rest and limit conflict until you are up to more. Moon in Virgo.

Saturday, September 3rd, there will be a strong need to keep things in control today. If you are at home, that should be easy. If your day is going well, pitch in and help other family members with their tests. I know that it isn’t a good idea to let kids ditch chores, but you could do them alongside to keep them motivated and also ask about their week. That might just break the ice to open dialogue or they may just learn that people get a break sometimes. Moon in Virgo.

Sunday, September 4th, you will probably be tempted to check in on the political debate. The Sun and North Node are exact today creating a critical demonstration of what needs to be learned to create stability. Try to be more analytical than reactive. Tradeoffs happen all the time, and today may just clarify some very important decisions. No one wants to feel manipulated, and that can’t happen if you stay engaged and aware of cause and effect and overview of how things work. Next week will show more of what is happening in our future. Moon in Libra by evening.

Monday, September 5th, there might be more debate about healthcare today. Realities of what we do to ourselves may land you in the sick bed. Hopefully after the weekend you are back to healthy ways. If not, get back on the diet and exercise now. With the Midheaven involved, it could mean that we are just being made sick by the state of affairs. Unfortunately, that nagging message in the back of our heads will be saying that some leaders don’t really care and we are stuck with them for a while. What did you learn from our choices and how do we want to mend them? Just because the solution is complicated, does not mean it is impossible. Just need smart people who care working on it. Moon in Libra.

Tuesday, September 6th, there is a triad bringing some new information into our reality. This not only will help us find some solace in the chaos, but we can gain a better image of what kind of person will need to emerge. The lessons to sort out the negatives are easier to digest. Let go of the stress, and recognize where the checks and balances will be in play. Rarely are you totally subject to just one source of power. Also there is an intuitive sense of what has transformed. And fortunately it is the ones that can transform that will grow in strength. Moon in Libra.

Wednesday, September 7th, try not to be a victim of “magical thinking” today. An interesting psychological term that keeps you chanting something to make it happen when the forces are against that very thing you want done. Keeping it real is so important today. Anything less will just shake your faith in the mysteries of life. And we all do need miracles from time to time. Just not going to happen today. Moon in Scorpio.

Thursday, September 8th, really not much different than yesterday. Be aware of patterns set up right now. Those things that meet with major resistance are the very things you need to transform. The Moon will be traversing both Saturn and Mars in Scorpio (also the apex of the T Square). For many who are constantly working on themselves, this could be a day that demonstrates just how much you have developed. If you are one of those lucky ones, take some time to recognize just how you got here. Keep it real of course! Moon in Scorpio.


This week will have its challenges but I suspect that many are starting to see a pattern. There are patterns that are struggling for survival but those ideas or persons no longer serve a purpose. Yes, it is a battle against extinction. As things in nature cycle out, so do things in the rational sphere. Separate what is not functional in perspectives and turn your attention to what is the next level. This week will be another one that brings heavy focus on that T Square with Saturn at the apex… the old head master of the school of life. For those who are getting the new system down, there will be more perspective to events and less urgency. As you will see what is in decline and then rising patterns of new hope. Again the Midheaven is in positive play with the goals and plans of everyone’s future. Don’t be discouraged as in nature, the pieces fall into the system. Consider the visions of fractals and how those patterns repeat within itself, creating a place and purpose for everyone.

Friday, September 9th, try to let your intuition for change come into action. This has more to do with group activity rather than self-service. While yes, an individual needs to take responsibility and action for their destiny, but also we only coalesced into societies because we had greater strength when we learned to work together. A delicate balance needs to be revisited to creating “self-actualization”. Getting out of survival mode is the first step. This evening should be rather spectacular if you want to see both the Moon and Mars very close together.  Moon in Scorpio.

Saturday, September 10th, our hearts are starting to take a more philosophical view of things to come. The next two days should bring interesting visions of how the pieces will come together. As long as you realize that a degree of freedom is possible even with more structure. Another day of important information concerning the world at large and the roll we play. Moon in Sagittarius.

Sunday, September 11th, as the Moon traverses Pluto in Sagittarius, there is a deeper understanding of how all this will play out in the future. You will feel something you haven’t in a long time…. Expectation and hope. Pluto is still in positive connection with the North Node (or our point of destiny). Instead of seeing total chaos, some new form will be evident today. Bask in that opportunity! Moon in Sagittarius.

Monday, September 12th, could be a very good day to see new leaders or fuller leadership in our lives. While there are still things that are hidden, particularly in failed agendas, the Sun and Moon give us some glowing images of grounded situations. This can be anywhere in your life. Which I might mention that the national focus will start to wane today and more focus on individual lives. There will be a tendency to become down hearted, but consider it a balance of letting go and fear of the unknown. Putting things into everyday lives should be stronger than emotional melancholy. Moon in Capricorn.

Tuesday, September 13th, as the crisis’s continue, you may notice a shift in two worlds. One of fixations on failed agendas, and the other on fixations on what can be crafted with the pieces we have. It is like playing Scrabble. You have the same letters to work with, but different words come out of new additions to your hand. Of course, some of those letters are discarded or taken out of play for now. Moon in Capricorn.

Wednesday, September 14th, significant oppositions in your life can start to bother you. In all oppositions, especially when you don’t have enough information to make a wise decision, we find ourselves tested on who we are at this moment. Even with no good options, that test happens. What it says is how you process the information and if you walk in guile or integrity. That is the true test. So how will you behave over the next few days? Only you can answer that. Moon goes into Aquarius over the afternoon.

Blessings and Peace,
Connie Hansen

Thursday, August 25, 2016



Perhaps the most significant event happening this week is on Thursday, September 1st is a Central Annular eclipse. That means for those who get to see it (along areas of Africa) they will see a “ring of fire” with the center of the sun darkened. Eclipses usually mean a series of events that start with one and end with the opposite one to a series. I am not convinced that this one will be like that as the next one is February 26, 2017. None the less, we have a profound shift coming with the continuation of Mars passing Saturn in a T Square, so stay aware of things happening around you. Usually these relate to stresses being worked through. If you are in a stressed situation by the 1st, take heed and get going on personal work.

Here is another heads up about the Mercury Retrograde happening on August 30th. This is when it “stations” just before the retrograde and you should see things slow down or snarl up. Mercury is traveling in Sidereal Virgo, so if you tend toward hypochondria, relax if you have a mosquito bite. If you want to harness the energy of organizing files, your desk, your house (especially closets) this could be a great time. Who knows what you will unearth! Actually finding things and solutions to mysteries happen a lot in Mercury retrogrades because you are looking backwards or inward. Those in earth signs may have a bit more trouble staying grounded. Take extra care to stay with routines unless you get thrown a curve and have to just explore new territory. Know you always carry wisdom and experience so even something new has lots of back up available. Mercury should be completely out of aspect by September 23rd or the Autumnal Equinox.

Friday, August 26th, this is a day when your desires seem to be totally tied up with minutia. There are so many layers to getting what you want, that maybe a lesson can be learned about timing. Go into planning stage or daydreaming. Don’t worry about something occurring should your daydream turn into a nightmare. Just consider this a free and safe time to try out every aspect of your imagination just to see where it goes. I also suspect that those who love the darker side of the seasons will have a journey into scary territory… like a walk on the dark side. Still safe as not much can happen today. Do watch out for those who are emotionally challenged. Moon in Gemini.

Saturday, August 27th, don’t make any promises you can’t keep. Always an important perspective to delay commitments when you are already doing more than you have time and energy to give. People will just look elsewhere if you let them know you are not up to it. The worst case scenario is those who haven’t learned about over extending, will leave someone in a very bad spot because you failed to deliver. That will hurt later on, so keep it real with commitments. Moon in Gemini.

Sunday, August 28th, another day of being careful of commitments. If you can simply be available for networking to find someone for the job, you will feel much better. Sometimes a person just needs to connect up to a web of associations to get where they need to go. Still heavy repercussions if you over commit or fail to deliver. This evening is best for cocooning and resting for the coming week at work. Moon goes into Cancer later in afternoon.

Monday, August 29th, Mercury starts to go “station” today. And the little Hermes is dancing with Venus and Jupiter in Virgo. Not a lot of fun unless you shift from summer leisure to getting serious about making some important plans for the rapidly shifting seasons. Used to be our lives revolved more with nature. We took a break when Mother Nature did. But some people not even walk on dirt or grass in a day. That separation weakens you by staying full throttle instead of starting to shift gears. We are not designed to keep that pace every day of the year.  Also things at work may meet some resistance to previous plans which means do overs or working but not knowing if it will be used. Keep your emotions in check as it is easy to become grouchy. Take life in stride and use this time to possibly improve plans or simply take a breath and move the activity to another day on your calendar. Moon in Cancer.

Tuesday, August 30th, what happens to day, may simply be a lucky break to do something on your own. Right now many people are not wanting to do a team project and when things get dumped in your lap, maybe that is a good thing. You won’t need to herd cats to get something done. Still it will call upon all your resources to produce! Maybe not what you want to do right now, but it is, what it is. You have all the power of concentration and articulateness of Virgo to do a great job. Moon in Cancer.

Wednesday, August 31st, still lots of challenges for some people. Those who have mastered being observers and simply not getting wound up about events or what people are doing, have the best days. For the next couple of days, there is a happy coincidence about how things shape up. Those things that keep playing out or meeting road blocks should be understood and released. What happens today is the only thing meant to happen. Count your lucky stars if your day goes smoothly as you are riding the wave. Moon in Leo.

Thursday, September 1st, more will be understood and seen today. Remember many people are working under conflict of interests with themselves and their associates. Could be a day of posturing, show boating and general puffing up of abilities. Ignore the peacocks as they haven’t a clue why they are acting out. Other than, they should be letting ego acquiesce to common sense. Remember common sense? I do! Moon in Leo.

Blessings and Peace,
Connie Hansen


Thursday, August 18, 2016



As an additional comment for the week, I want to let you know that the Sun have moved into Leo and this will be the last week Venus will be in Leo also. Mercury has gone into Virgo. This gives the overall opportunity for adjusting our lives in happier spaces but a trend to move into more logical and sometimes more uptight head spaces. What I love about astrology is it can tell you exactly where you need to do your work. The beauty is when you get it done, then that next step into the unknown is grounded in self-awareness. The challenge still remains to bring your compatriots into that space while you can still feel like working with them. In other words, you know and live in your happy space and may only be a shining example of what that space can look like if you do the work.

This week is going to have some intense moments on those very challenges. Momentum has been building and will remain until more of us get the idea of how to get along. One of my mentors and teachers, Alan Oken recently discussed the importance of Pluto. For some time, alongside of this T Square with Saturn, Pluto has been a positive connection with our cosmic point of destiny, the North Node or Draconian Point. Most of the time it means a lot of uncomfortable changes. Until December 20th, 2016, this trine could be “making us a deal we cannot refuse”. This puts a whole new light on our own stubborn tendencies and facing the inevitable. So consider your challenges in this new light.

Also as for timing, a heads up on Mercury going retrograde September 1st. With the accompanying other aspects, you will feel this earlier than the actual retrograde. Prepare this week for any lose ends to be completed and then settle in for understanding how you can be part of the solution.

Friday, August 19th, expect a harsh and weird moments working its way into what we hear and where leadership is trying to take us. There will be a conflict of your gut feeling, what you want and what is viable. Mixed messages are always difficult to sort out in a world of agendas, conspiracy theories and mental fatigue. Solace is most likely to be found in letting your personal light shine to those around you. Venus is mixed up in this T Square right now and will soon inch out next week. Be careful with who you love so that hissy fits don’t undue lots of emotional investment. Moon in Aquarius.

Saturday, August 20th, this is a day to counter balance intuition with logic or observable facts. Relying on one alone will be insufficient. The Moon and Mercury are in opposition today in Pisces and Virgo. The classic battle of do I work until I drop or do I just sit on this couch and let it all happen… probably without you! Try to moderate your attitude and stay away from intoxicants as they will only make your reason less reliable. Moon in Pisces.

Sunday, August 21st, if you kept you act together yesterday, you should be able to make a lot of headway in spiritual matters. The Moon is trine to Mars and what you feel like doing will be the right activity. Don’t force things, chose activities that you can find real satisfaction. There is also a chance you will realize something very important in your own sense of worth and stability. Reality check that this development is sustainable. Anything else is a wrong direction. One time fixes are not a good idea. Moon in Pisces.

Monday, August 22nd. Unlike yesterday, your drive is likely to be more of a wild hair tickling you rather than a genuine promise of success. With an exact Lunar conjunction in the morning with Uranus, any event is likely to be more of an energy killer than something to press forward into the future. Try to take any setbacks with a bit of brighter attitude. All things in their time, and no sooner. A smile will go a long way or at least a sense of humor. I know this is a hard way to start the work week. Moon in Aries.

Tuesday, August 23rd, remember when I noted that our world changes and personal changes are feeling more like “an offer you can’t refuse”? This is a day that meaning and how it will work for you, individually, will be a bit more evident. Take note of all the events and synchronicities today so that you have something to hold onto. There is a Grand Trine in Fire today with those points of destiny and transformation into the future. Hopefully you will have enough energy to push forward and greet the day and changes with a smile or a smirk…. Which is my favorite twist on submission to the realities of life. Moon in Aries.

Wednesday, August 24th, this could be a very lucky day for many. The shift of working hard on your special project and how it moves into fruition, is meeting a mile marker today. Some people may see a bonus or a raise at work. Others will simply find a way to have the right attitude to get through group dynamics with integrity. Which in the long run, is what we all want. That is to be recognized for our worth. Show them what you are made of. And know you did your best with no regrets. Tomorrow will carry that projection or integrity into recognition. As a note to life lessons, we do deal with regret in our lives. If you are staying “present” each day, there can be no regret because you did all that was possible at that time. Moon going into Taurus by noon.

Thursday, August 25th, today is a Grand Square that will set a pattern or give a glimpse of things to come. The issues involved are how the community operates in idealism, upheavals in spiritual foundations, hope for brighter opportunities in the future and our emotional nature stubbornly holding on to selfish desires. This is a tough day for those who cling to the unrealistic. You know who you are because your stress levels will be intolerable. In the outer world, watch out for those ready to explode at anything or anyone. A crucial day in understanding who has it right or at least reasonable. I know people are hurting and frustrated. And the only way to change that is a mix between being heard and making internal changes where you can. Attitude will be a major factor in those walking in integrity and those just out of control. Moon in Taurus.

Blessings and Peace,
Connie Hansen


Thursday, August 11, 2016



There are some shifts this week that I want to expand upon. One is the apex of the T Square, which is Saturn, will be going direct this week. Also Mars will pass Saturn over the next few weeks also. In real terms that means the things that have been impeding you will have lots of energy and reason to make changes to things that are not working. To add another layer of timing, this week will be more about getting the plans and ground work done. The week after will be seeing the consequences and figure how to adjust for things that are unintended.

The sign involved here, and crucial in this transformation, is Scorpio. So things that relate to how you interact with energies around you as well as your philosophy will make a shift if they are not in harmony with the flow of the future. So clean up, let go, and anything that drains your energy has to be reckoned with. Seriously, you have a couple of weeks of real opportunity to do this, so please even if it is something seemingly minor, get it done! If you don’t, by the time Mars makes its way to Pluto, which is around October 11th to 26th, you will have a cosmic two by four on your head. I prefer to take care of things before it becomes a crisis. Especially when it comes to attitude adjustments and outlooks.

Also there is a partial eclipse this week. Generally, a signal of a shift in consciousness or events. This is more a heads up of events to happen in early September when the real deal happens. Take note of what is shaping up with changes in your life and make wise choices. No time to play loose with the facts or realities. Important outcomes hinge on your decisions for September. Hopefully, with so much that is well aspected, getting good news about our heart’s desire will be worth the effort.

Remember last weeks’ notes on Jupiter going into Virgo. Details and plans will take a shift into something very productive. The negative side of this is people who are to entrenched into the past or no longer useful expectations will find illness creeping into their lives. So if you find yourself getting run down or sick, take a different perspective before you are completely out of commission.

Friday, August 12th, get ready for a very big couple of weeks. It will be hard to pin down where everyone will feel the coming shifts because we all have our own ways of delaying or ignoring needed personal change and development. Consider how work wears you out, but when you come home, there is no solace… why? Do you need to get organized or do you hate where you live? Some people will start to work towards moving or renovating something in their life that will be a lot of work. Face your challenges and put to paper a plan of action today. Tomorrow will be a day to your better life. Moon in Scorpio.

Saturday, August 13th, call in reinforcements and get to work over this weekend to correct those hidden and nagging problems that affect your energy and peace of mind. Yes, remember, peace of mind? It is not an illusion, it can be real and part of your life. Your job is to start implementing yesterday’s plan of action. Do it for yourself and start early. Remember that the procrastination bug is hard at work today also. I know you will feel like what needs to happen is more than you can do, but the other elements for success are very strong so trust your abilities and do your best.  Moon in Sagittarius early evening.

Sunday, August 14th, the next few days will show you where all your plans and hard work will lead towards your desires. Expect to find communications opening up in your favor. Don’t lose momentum while the rewards can gently give you instant gratification to your easier way of living. Also take some time to let gratitude into your life today. Moon in Sagittarius.

Monday, August 15th, persevere through the unexpected situations. They are merely resistance to you coming up a notch of the spiritual spiral. So many other aspects are bringing great satisfaction that moving forward to a better life will help you through the difficulty. On the bigger picture, there are some lucky synchronicities happening to bring about a better view of our home and nation. Moon in Sagittarius.
Tuesday, August 16th this is a full moon day but much of the usual lunacy that can happen may be subdued. Much of what will be available, should you decide to tap into it, is getting finances in order to create a more stable future. Many times in this country, money is not the problem, it is how you manage your money. This works on the large and small scale of finances. I suggest you create a budget and get real about the leaks to finances and fix it. The result will be more financial security just remember to leave room for joy and humanity. Moon in Capricorn.

Wednesday, August 17th, there could be some tests to your resolve when it comes to managing your finances. Keep with yesterday’s decisions, and take this time to either find a less expensive or free diversion from the budget busters. With so much of the work of this couple of weeks relating to more spiritual or philosophical shifts, this will be a great time to incorporate better solutions. Moon in Capricorn.

Thursday, August 18th, with the moon moving into Aquarius and opposite the Sun in Leo today, try not to obsess over perfection.  We only have a small spark of god in us, consider a reality check on your plan for personal betterment so that that glimmer will sparkle. There will be a rationalization that if the leadership can get away with something, then you can to. This will backfire. We are responsible for ourselves, period. We can only control what we do and how we feel. Find a holistic way to feel at peace without the rationalizations of others. Moon in Aquarius.

Blessings and Peace, 
Connie Hansen


Thursday, August 4, 2016



A bit of a heads up about next week. I think many will be feeling the grind of Jupiter going into Virgo. While there are some great aspects of this transition, such as people are thinking more logically, and we all could use a bit more of that! You will know that you are not going to do well in this time if you have problems with your digestion, mental focus and losses in gambling. Take this as a hint to get back to basics and make positive applications in savings, healthy diet and some sort of relaxation. My hope is level heads will prevail as this continues until well after the election. Also remember there is no such thing as a perfect scenario, don’t obsess.

Friday, August 5th, there is a tango between what we want, and knowing it does not feel much like we expected. Such is life in even the best of times. For those who can intuit the situation and what they are seeing, will find perception shifts for the better. For those in love, Venus is doing a final dance with Uranus and you should be getting ready to settle in and continue the discovery of what you have found. Moon in Leo.

Saturday, August 6th, some people will be getting some fantastic communications about how things are shaping up in your world. The greater picture may also seem a bit cheerier also. But still not the optimum. The biggest reason is that Neptune is still up to her tricks keeping key information out of the public eye. Watch out for those who are impatient. They have probably held back as long as they can and are ready to “do something”. Most likely the ‘something” will be a war of words. While that is not going the make anyone’s day, it is easier to deal with than a physical injury. BTW Venus in Leo Trine to Uranus is over for a while. If you have kept your “dance card” open with not commitments, you may find that the dance is over for a while and you will need to wait for the next one.  Moon in Virgo.

Sunday, August 7th, This is a day to recognize what you can fix and things that you cannot. The T Square that is still in place with Saturn at the apex, tells me that our future relies on community not isolationism. With Mars going to impact this T Square next week, get ready for some active changes to your routine. Finish up lingering projects. Rediscover what it means to do a favor rather than an attitude of “what is in it for me”. Two paradigms that have clashed over time, and we need to shift into a new one… for now. Moon in Virgo.

Monday, August 8th, some new or just developing good news will manage to make it to the surface of our consciousness. This is something that is part of the shape of things to come. As the days go by this week, more on this state of affairs will continue to flow into our understanding. Be open to the new situation and just try it on for perspective. You may find that it has merit. Moon in Virgo.

Tuesday, August 9th, wake up to some interesting insights to your present relationship. Things will become clearer and some peace can be felt. Otherwise, know that some interesting developments will come to the forefront in how you see the world and those around you. Expect this to be happening over the next three weeks or so. Some of you will be happy to have taken the road less traveled and held to what you believed. The mystics will be guides for many and how to spot the real ones will be who is espousing peace and love. We have to start somewhere and dwelling in the mire of hate and despair has little use. Moon in Libra.

Wednesday, August 10th, give yourself a break from the stress of making sense of it all and let the revelations roll into your heart and mind. This is a time to find some optimism and recognize that things are going in the right direction. Turn off those who spout fear porn. Moon in Libra.

Thursday, August 11th, through this day, the need to expel what is not working and find stability will be essential. This crescendo will continue through Friday where by then you will probably want to just assimilate what has happened and find your center. Remember this time the work is on your shoulders! No blame game today or tomorrow. You will know you are there when the feelings of healing come washing over your soul. Stay there as long as possible! Moon in Scorpio.

Blessings and Peace,
Connie Hansen