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Ready for a Burst of Spring (and Planets at Play)?

No matter what it looks like outside, we’ll be feeling spring bursting out all over. Not only is it just about time for the season to officially start, when the sun enters Aries March 20th…there will be a full moon that will bring an explosion of energy and activity that will give the fastest of …

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This Week’s Astrology: Mar. 7–13, 2019

Mercury retrograde usually brings its fair share of frustration, and that will be a given this week. In case you missed it, the planet of communication commenced its vacation on March 5th, and will stay in a state that produces difficulties with travel, language, mechanical devices and electronics from now to the end of the …

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This Week’s Astrology: Feb. 28–Mar. 6, 2019

This week begins in relative quiet, but the horizon will be filled with changes and challenges that will make life much more boisterous. Although the most powerful influence will come from planet Uranus as it moves into Taurus for keeps, we also will have to confront the difficulties in communications, travel, and technology that comes …

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A Valentine’s Day to Remember

Valentine’s Day makes us think of all the different kinds of love there are in life, and this year the planets will be providing the perfect backdrop for all heartfelt activities. The amorous will find the wee hours Sunday to be particularly romantic, thanks to a nice connection between Venus and Neptune. Mars’ move into …

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This Week’s Astrology: Feb. 7–13, 2019

Maybe Phil the Groundhog had it right! Or, could it be the planets had an early spring feeling planned out for us all along? In any event, this week will be a build toward a burst of activity by the time we reach next Wednesday. The sun is still in the community-oriented sign of Aquarius, …

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This Week’s Astrology: Jan. 31–Feb. 7, 2019

Apart from harsh weather, this time of year rarely seems “eventful.” However, the planets do not see it that way this week. In addition to a new moon on Monday, we will notice other shifts that will result from some rather important planetary interactions. Most powerful among these will be a harmonious exchange between Saturn …

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This Week’s Astrology: Jan. 24-30, 2019

While we will certainly notice less frenetic activity than the last few weeks have brought, this one will have its share of interesting turns. The sun will remain in Aquarius, bringing to mind the general concern of what works for “everyone,” whether that constitutes your family, circle of friends, business associates, community, country, or more. …

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This Week’s Astrology: Jan. 17–23, 2019

Reverie and reverberations could result from the planetary action we have in store. You may remember that eclipse of the sun that had people talking on January 5th. That was the new moon. This week, the eclipses become a matching set with an eclipse of the moon on Monday the 21st. This is the full …

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This Week’s Astrology: Jan. 10–16, 2019

This will be one of those weeks when powerful forces could push us to do things, even if we think we’re not really noticing it. After last week’s new moon and eclipse, many have been motivated to push harder on the accelerator and gain momentum, especially when it comes to the idea of organizing anything …

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This Week’s Astrology: Jan. 4–10, 2019

Get set to welcome the post-holiday, “true” beginning of the new year with a lot of hope and new-found energy. Mercury’s move into Capricorn on Friday will assist you in organizing that long to-do list you may have made out for 2019. The eclipse of the sun/new moon that takes place on Saturday will encourage …

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This Week’s Astrology: Dec. 27, 2018–Jan. 2, 2019

The end of 2018 will be comparatively peaceful, but there are things to watch for if you want to create a good, clean start to 2019. For starters, the moon will go void of course on New Year’s Day, and you’ll want to time your resolutions and intentions just right. Mars’ move into Aries will …

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This Week’s Astrology: Dec. 20–26, 2018

This week, as winter makes its official arrival, we come to understand why all the holidays celebrated at this time of year involve the shining of light. At the winter solstice, which takes place on Friday evening, the sun enters the sign of Capricorn, and begins its journey back toward the light of spring. Of …

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This Week’s Astrology: Dec. 13–19, 2018

A calm that might seem unusual at this time of year could add to your seasonal enjoyment and generally make life easier. There won’t be a lot of planetary action, although there will be many interactions you may want to seize upon so they can be used to your advantage. Sunday and Monday will seem …

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This Week’s Astrology: Dec. 6–12, 2018

Everyone’s wheels will come unstuck, in a manner of speaking, when Mercury Retrograde ends this week. By and large, you will feel some relief from the communication, technology and travel travails that have been in your way these last few weeks. The blessed event will occur on Thursday, so you’ll be able to celebrate the …

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This Week’s Astrology: Nov. 29–Dec. 5, 2018

If you haven’t noticed the confusion, static and difficulty of Mercury retrograde as of yet, it might become more obvious this week as Mercury slides back into the sign of Scorpio. Attend to problems with communication and technological issues that may have begun over the last few months, and they will be fixed once and …

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This Week’s Astrology: Nov. 22–28, 2018

Mercury retrograde may continue to plague us humans this week, but paying more attention to the way you handle things such as communication, travel, and electronics will help. Also, remember to bring extra patience to any and all situations, and be accepting that not every plan can be as perfectly executed as your favorite chef’s …

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This Week’s Astrology: Nov. 15–21, 2018

Shifts and signals from many of the planets will usher in the uptake in pace that signifies the holiday season. The biggest news is the beginning of Mercury retrograde, which comes on Friday evening. Expect to notice certain glitches in communication and travel even before that occurs. Pre-Thanksgiving travelers may want to leave extra time, …

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This Week’s Astrology: Nov. 8–14, 2018

“Refreshing” will be one word you might use to describe this week. Jupiter, the planet that brings opportunity and blessings of all sorts, will make a move from the sign of Scorpio to Sagittarius. This jovial planet makes its way into a new sign about once a year, so all the good Scorpio people have …

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This Week’s Astrology: Nov. 1–8, 2018

This week will be more subdued than last, and the energy around us will encourage completion and contemplation. These activities will come in handy because a new cycle of the moon is at hand, just after some energy shifts on the 6th. The sun’s enthusiasm will connect with Neptune’s desire to transcend “reality.” This is …

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Introducing…The Pittsburgh Quarterly Astrology Column

Astrology is the artistic and scientific study of celestial bodies and the effects they have on the inhabitants of Earth. You can be a believer or a total skeptic, but it’s impossible to deny that virtually every culture since the beginning of civilization has utilized astrology in some way. Before the emergence of electric lights, …

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