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Mercury has been moving in direct motion since Sunday. After three and a half weeks in retrograde motion – and as a result of some back-tracking and a deeper look – your perspective may have shifted. A clarification of some […] 

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” -Alexander Solzhenitsyn


Comments On Current Planetary Positions – April 22, 2018

Today the Moon transits into the sign of Gemini where we crave information, connection, conversation, - to understand and to be understood. Mercury in the action-oriented sign of Aries is ruled and being disciplined by Mars in the sign of Capricorn. In a word things are moving way too slowly (or in the wrong direction) for Mercury. He symbolizes the nature of your current mindset, the effectiveness of your communication, your routine, and plans that might feel stalled, outdated, or otherwise in need of adjustment. The answer seems to lie within the realm of taking some action that feels difficult - dealing with reality, standing your ground (or giving in where you're wrong), fixing financial problems, addressing professional demands rationally, standing up and saying no to an injustice. Protecting your sense of integrity seems especially important. For the sake of your emotional well-being, a courageous, factually-based, conversation may be in order.

Today’s Sabian Symbol – 2 Degree of Taurus

"The Mayor of a frontier town organizes the citizens to build a schoolhouse with a high stockade fence to protect it form attacks of bandits." Building a community from the ground up; the natural separation of classes based on those who are building up the community and those who are tearing it down (constant struggle to keep low life's from dragging society down to their own level); trying to create a more civilized, refined social structure (involvement in local politics, especially city government); self-sufficiency - tackling one's own problems vs. organizing community projects (barn raising, carpentry and other building skills); the co-existence of various levels of culture within any one person - civilized and savage; rising or fallen in life according to whether one cultivates one's higher or lower nature; creating an orderly, bountiful life for one's family or one's city through hard work.


The practice of astrology by nature defies definition. I've tried to encapsulate, in simplified, mathematical form, what it is that happens during a reading, but much of it, I have to admit, I don't completely understand. Having become well-versed in various astrological techniques - identifying relevant cycles, interpreting symbolism, prediction, solar arcs, secondary progressions, solar returns, as well as life purpose signatures - in the final analysis there is something more. The mixture of my energy, the energy of the chart, and your own energy, at some point, seems to create a type of magic that transcends the calculations - but the calculations are important. They provide the key that unlocks the door to something greater. To progress along your path, with greater insight and understanding, what is required of you is a degree of relaxation, trust, and openness to the possibility that the reading will provide you with the exact information you need, at the exact right moment in time.

WELCOME!! My name is Holly RePenn. I am a Professional Astrologer certified by the International Society for Astrological Research, a writer, Master Herbalist, Certified Holistic Nurse, and a Registered Yoga teacher. I hope you visit my site often, gather some information, comment on articles, schedule a personal reading, or sign up for future classes and workshops. If you live near my office in San Juan Capistrano, California we can meet in person. Anywhere in the world skype or phone readings are available.