LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER:

Mercury continues to Retrograde in passionate Scorpio until November 20th. But there are many more good days in the Skywatch this month than difficult. The big event in the heavens this month is a lovely sextile between Saturn and Neptune, exact on the 8th. Both planets are in their home signs which makes this aspect powerful and most helpful.

     The Full Moon on November 12 is an especially good time to finalize agreements and to make major decisions as this lunation makes a trine to Saturn and Pluto while Mars sextiles lucky Jupiter on the same day.

     The Skywatch on Thanksgiving Day is the best I’ve ever seen on this holiday. The Moon meets loving Venus and lucky Jupiter in the heavens while Venus also lines up in a trine to friendly Uranus that afternoon—suspect I’ll be having my second slice of pumpkin pie around this moment. This is a day that can create wonderful memories and bring family members closer together.

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The September Letter…….

Friends,                                                                                                                                                             We were totally surprised on Labor Day when Summer left her lipstick and perfume on the kitchen table and walked out the back door without even a sweet “goodbye.”  The weather turned the next day, and where we had been having sunny skies and highs in the low 80’s, the temperatures cooled off into the high 60’s, and we began to get daily showers of light rain.  The weather forecast today calls for rain for the next seven days.  Fall is lurking about; fallen leaves are getting thicker on the verges.  And there are bright orange pumpkins getting fatter and fatter in the neighbor’s gardens and backyards.  Raspberries and blueberry fields are now picked clean, but the blackberry vines still hold vast quantities of fruit, although the berries weren’t that sweet in this harvest - blamed on the unusual weather we had earlier in the year. Leslie’s tomato plants are still bearing, and we got a handful of ripe beauties this week.  Her cosmos are five feet high and command the edge of the driveway with color and beauty.  We actually like the change in weather and the rain.  I am amazed at how we have totally reconditioned ourselves to the weather here.  I’ve always been part lizard and loved the heat and getting baked by the sun. it is surprising to me how much I enjoy the cool days now and the crisp clean air.  Probably something to do with getting on in years, I suspect.  Leslie feels the same way.                                                                                                                                                        

A powerful storm is brewing in the astrological skies now.  Saturn and Pluto are beginning to share their energy as they reach for a conjunction that will be exact in early 2020.  Saturn rules the foundations and structures of governments, business, and constructions.  Pluto is the destroyer and is the ruler of mass calamities. Together they are the most dangerous and potentially destructive pair of planets in the Zodiac.  Just a whiff of their power puts the idea of a recession into the air, and that may happen.  Meanwhile, we see the fury of this pair in the destruction of the Bahamas,  in the debacle of the Brexit, and the threat of war in the Mideast from the destruction of the oil fields.  On and on.  This pair puts extreme pressure on all of us and will push some souls over the edge of sanity and into violence and cruelty in the days ahead.

This conjunction will be in the Skywatch news for some time and is something I explain more fully in the new 2020 Long-Range Datebook.  While this pair creates a lot of stress as the new year begins, there are several stellar, planetary alignments in the months that follow.  And if you have been waiting for a good time for any kind of medical treatments, surgery or launching a new endeavor, you’ll discover the dates and details in this new Datebook.  The price is $25, and we can send you either a pdf copy to your computer or a hard copy to your mailbox.  We are in the final production stage, but you can order a copy now and be the first on your block to read about the Venus and Mars Retrogrades that are ahead and all the changes in the Skywatch in 2020.

Meanwhile, stay on the conservative side of the street and don’t gamble with your money or safety with Saturn and Pluto hanging out.  And stay tuned to the Skywatch.  As times change.

2 thoughts on “The September Letter…….

  1. lance ferguson

    Saturn Pluto…end of companies and max stress on the rest…ala Thomas Cook travel and all the poor folks left in the lurch.

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  2. Pamela

    Thanks for taking the time to write these letters as they are so enjoyable! Good to hear you’ve acclimated so well to your new digs

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A September Letter…….

Friends,                                                                                                                                                          September 16, 2019

We were totally surprised on Labor Day when Summer left her lipstick and perfume on the kitchen table and walked out the back door without even a sweet “good bye.”  The weather turned the next day, and where we had been having sunny skies and highs in the low 80’s, the temperatures cooled off into the high 60’s, and we began to get daily showers of light rain.  The weather forecast today calls for rain for the next seven days.  Fall is lurking about; fallen leaves are getting thicker on the verges.  And there are bright orange pumpkins getting fatter and fatter in the neighbor’s gardens and backyards.  Raspberries and blueberry fields are now picked clean, but the blackberry vines still hold vast quantities of fruit, although the berries weren’t that sweet in this harvest - blamed on the unusual weather we had earlier in the year. Leslie’s tomato plants are still bearing, and we got a handful of ripe beauties this week.  Her cosmos are five feet high and command the edge of the driveway with color and beauty.  We actually like the change of weather and the rain.  I am amazed at how we have totally reconditioned ourselves to the weather here.  I’ve always been part lizard and loved the heat and getting baked by the sun. it is surprising to me how much I enjoy the cool days now and the crisp clean air.  Probably something to do with getting on in years, I suspect.  Leslie feels the same way. 

A powerful storm is brewing in the astrological skies now.  Saturn and Pluto are beginning to share their energy as they reach for a conjunction that will be exact in early 2020.  Saturn rules the foundations and structures of governments, business, and constructions.  Pluto is the destroyer and is the ruler of mass calamities. Together they are the most dangerous and potentially destructive pair of planets in the Zodiac.  Just a whiff of their power puts the idea of a recession into the air, and that may happen.  Meanwhile, we see the fury of this pair in the destruction of the Bahamas,  in the debacle of the Brexit, and the threat of war in the Mideast from the destruction of the oil fields.  On and on.  This pair puts extreme pressure on all of us and will push some souls over the edge of sanity and into violence and cruelty in the days ahead.

This conjunction will be in the Skywatch news for some time and is something I explain more fully in the new 2020 Long-Range Datebook.  While this pair creates a lot of stress as the new year begins, there are several stellar planetary alignments in the months that follow.  And if you have been waiting for a good time for any kind of medical treatments, surgery or launching a new endeavor, you’ll discover the dates and details in this new Datebook.  The price is $25, and we can send you either a pdf copy to your computer or a hard copy to your mailbox.  I’ll need two more weeks to finish editing and production, but you can order a copy now and be the first on your block to read about the Venus and Mars Retrogrades that are ahead and all the changes in the Skywatch in 2020.

We continue to shift print subscriptions to memberships on our website.  And this week we want to hear from everyone whose last name begins with F through M - this will be your last issue of Skywatch sent through the post.  Send us an email with your name, your password (“love” is a good choice) and Leslie will set up your membership on skywatchastrology.com.  She’ll transfer the months left on your subscription to your new account so you’ll be able to enter the member’s section and download the current issue of Skywatch plus the 2019 Datebook and all of the previous issues in case you want to look up birthday forecasts or a week in the past when things changed in your life.  Then you’ll be able to print off a copy for each bathroom and your best friend.  If you should need help signing in to the member’s area please contact Leslie at mac@skywatchastrology.com for assistance.

Leslie requests that you not wait until the last minute to contact her as it takes time to set up your new account and make certain you will be able to get the next issue.  A benefit of this change is that you’ll get each monthly issue a couple of weeks earlier than the current snail-mail delivery time.  We’ll get the November issue up shortly and keep posting each issue as quickly as I can write them.

Meanwhile, stay on the conservative side of the street and don’t gamble with your money or safety with Saturn and Pluto hanging out.  And stay tuned to the Skywatch.  As times change.

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LOOKING AHEAD TO OCTOBER:

There’s a big shift in the astrological weather this month. Best to make important calls and personal appearances during the first eight days of October while Venus travels with kindness and grace through her home sign of Libra. On October 8, Venus enters passionate Scorpio joining Mercury who enters this fixed water sign on the 3rd. This can be a time of healing and regeneration in your life as Scorpio’s passion and determination can prompt you to start a new, positive era in your life and give you the willpower to stay committed to your mission. This is an especially favorable event for water signs Cancer and Pisces.

Another Mercury Retrograde begins this month on October 31 and ends on November 20.  This is an excellent period of time to research a project or purchase; even in Retrograde, Mercury in Scorpio is tops at uncovering secrets and getting down to the root of a problem or question and finding a solution and the truth.

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LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER:

Get after the critical stuff in your life as early in the month as possible. We have seven planets in earth signs as we kick off September—this is rare and welcome. Earth signs are practical, have common sense, and help us take a realistic approach in all matters. Notable is the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all in analytical Virgo over the first thirteen days of the month. This is a stellar time to handle important details in your life and to attend to health issues not only for you and family, but also your pets, also ruled by Virgo.

        Changes in the Skywatch show up on the 14th when Mercury and Venus both enter air sign Libra, which is ruled by Venus. This change kicks on the green lights for beauty treatments, cosmetic surgery, for buying art and planning social events. Consultants of all kinds are also Libra ruled, making the next 24 days a very good time for important appointments with the people who can help you. Love is in the air with Venus in Libra and singles who want a partner should get out on the dance floor during this once a year event.

        Trouble lurks this month as overindulgent Jupiter makes a square to impractical and unrealistic Neptune on the 21st. Illusions, deceit, errors, misunderstandings, and problems with drugs and alcohol all are more likely with this pair, along with strange sleep and dreams. Stay under the speed limit; don’t push your luck or gamble with the rent while this marker hangs out in the heavens all month long. Pisces birth signs especially, as these two planets are your rulers.

        Helpful is that ambitious and practical Saturn leaves his Retrograde cycle and returns to direct motion on the 18th. This is a good signal for all of us to turn our attention to working on priority plans and goals in the weeks ahead.

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A July Letter from Lance

Friends,                                                                                                                                                        July 18, 2019

The halcyon days are here.  I had no idea how sweet the weather is around here in Summer.  The highs are in the mid-’70s, and the lows hover around 60.  Winds are light and variable.  And we are in the growing season with sunrise at 5 am and sunset at 9 pm which gives us 16 hours of daylight, and you can add a half-hour of twilight at dawn and dusk.  The result is extraordinary growth out in the fields.  Three weeks ago the corn shoots were tiny three-inch plants.  Driving out into the country now we see corn stalks as high as our waist and lush rows so green they almost look blue.  The potato fields are also covered in soft purple flowers – I had no idea potato plants created such lovely flowers.  Signs are up all over for “U pick-em” blueberry and raspberry farms.  The harvest has begun, and fresh berries are cheap at the local grocery stores.  Small farm stands are also common with signs that advertise local cherries at two dollars a basket.  A small sign caught my eye on one country lane: “free rhubarb” with an empty basket sitting underneath it.  The raspberry festival kicks off this weekend in Lynden.  They close off the main street and set up basketball courts for three on three teams, and it’s real competition at all age levels.  Seems strange for this Dutch themed/settled town with giant windmills on main street and the Dutch bakery producing fabulous treats to be so into basketball, but they love it and have the same games and celebration every year.  Driving out into the back roads is colorful as wildflowers are all over.  Some fields are covered in small yellow blossoms that look like tiny buttercups.  We don’t know the names of those beauties or the name of the purple spikes that grow in abundance on the verges.  My favorites are the white morning glories that are common and despised by the locals who call them “bindweed” because they choke out anything growing with them.  The almost magical sight are the fields of lavender that a few local farms have growing behind their house.  Lavender is common here in all the neighborhoods, and this year it seems even more beautiful than last year, Leslie noted.   We’re excited that Leslie’s cousin, Jane, will be here this Saturday and stay for a few days.  She lives in Dallas and is looking forward to being out of the Texas heat, and to come play with us.  So, we’ll hit the store today, and stock up on goodies and I’ll make some veggie soup with all local stuff that’s fresh.  Everybody in Texas should get two weeks here every Summer just to chill out.  Someone needs to explain it to me how the government sets milk prices.  Did you know that?  The latest figures just came out, and they are up a bit from last year.  Dairymen get $1.40 per gallon for their milk; last year it was $1.31.  Fixed prices are also set for butter ($2.40/lb) and cheddar cheese( $1.80/lb).  These current figures barely cover the cost of production and are one reason the number of dairy farms is declining in this area.  And that’s sad.  The event I missed and would like to have seen took place in a little town, Burlington, last week.  “The Colt Starting Challenge brings together five horses, 5 round pens and five horse trainers who “gentle, start and ride five unbroke horses.”  Most folks think of Seattle and the big companies that live here and don’t realize this is still cowboy country and part of the wild west. We see lots of horses grazing in pastures on the back roads.  I just got the data I need to write my 2020 Datebook and will be working out the details and dates over the next few weeks.  I say little about the people we meet and live around, but one detail caught my attention last week that highlights the energy and awareness of so many of the folks who live here.  Back in Texas, the graffiti in the men’s restroom is lewd and something you wouldn’t want your mother to see.  Here in Birch Bay, I found a different kind of message in the men’s room.  Sprawled out in big letters, the message said:  Save the Planet!  With an exclamation mark!  Hope Mercury Retrograde isn’t causing you too much trouble.  Big changes ahead in August and all point to an enjoyable month. The next Mercury Rx begins on Halloween and ends on November 21. Mark your calendar. Leslie and I send you peace and love from Birch Bay, Washington.

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