Relocation And The Mind


I was recently teaching a class in astrology on relocation and the conversation turned to how, in order to successfully relocate somewhere, a person needs to also change their frame of mind. Why? Because if they don’t they will recreate the same experiences in a different environment.

Think about what it means to relocate and apply it to all types of relocation. For example, what happens if a person relocates to a new job, relationship, city, country, year or decade but doesn’t change their mindset? Usually, after the excitement of the change wears off, they begin to have similar pre-move experiences. To read more click below.

Sound familiar?  Most of us have probably had the experience of choosing to make some type of change/relocation and within a short period of time, lo and behold, the dissatisfaction or disappointment reappears.

Following are some examples that the majority of us can relate to.

  • Moving to a new city/country but feeling distressed that it is or isn’t like the old one.
  • Moving to a new job because you were unhappy and similar situations arose in the new job.
  • Leaving an old relationship (of any type) and getting into a new one without the benefit of some internal housecleaning/self exploration only to have the same relationship themes occur.

Is it important to make changes? Of course! But what makes any type of relocation successful is a change of mental attitude and perspective.

When we don’t change our mind and attitude what lies in our past often appears in the future wearing a different face.

If you are unhappy in a current situation take advantage of the many good books, workshops or therapists available that help a person create change from the inside out. Doing so ensures a successful relocation.

Enjoy your month! Catherine

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New Moon in Pisces, February 23, 2020

Living In Sync With The Monthly Solar/Lunar Cycles

Once a year the new moon (for the period of a month) will highlight a particular area of your life. When I refer to a month I’m referencing the lunar not calendar month.

Working consciously with the new moon helps you to be in harmony with nature and your own unique timing and flow.

DID YOU KNOW at the time of a new moon the sun and moon are conjunct meaning they are at the same degree in a particular sign. This is why new moon periods are considered ideal times for starting a project – imagine dynamic and magnetic energy fusing together.


The New Moon is on February 23, 2020, at 4°of Pisces (8:32 am  MST). The Full Moon  is on February 9, 2020, at 19° of Virgo (11 :48 am MST). For Information on Mercury Retrograde Feb 16 – Mar 9, 2020 scroll to the end of article.

  • The new moon is a good time to set intentions, look for resources and take actions that support growth in the area of your life the new moon falls in.
  • Continue to focus and build energy around your projects until the full moon after that re-evaluate and look at where you are with whatever you seeded at the new moon. You should have greater clarity at this point as to what is working or what isn’t. Look at what changes you need to make – after the full moon, the energy begins to wane becoming more reflective.

How to work with the cycles:

If you don’t know your ascendant read the description based on your Sun sign (the month you were born) please see Sun Sign dates at end of the article.

If you know your ascendant/rising sign read the description for the house the new moon falls in according to your ascendant. (to determine ascendant you need to know the time of day you were born).

Please remember this is not a complete picture of all the cycles taking place in your life. Have Fun!!!!! 

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Following is a list of where the Pisces new moon falls and a few ideas on how to work with it.

Aries Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #12 

Taurus Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #11

Gemini Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #10  

Cancer Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #9

Leo Sun/ Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #8

Virgo Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #7 

Libra Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #6

Scorpio Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #5

Sagittarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #4

Capricorn Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #3

Aquarius Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #2

Pisces Sun/Rising: Read keywords and suggestions for #1

Read the following list for some of the basic house associations (areas of life). Once a year the sun and moon come together and activate a particular area of your chart. When the new moon falls in one of these areas it is a natural time to focus your attention on this part of your life and make minor, or if there are other cycles to support it, major changes.

#1 Keywords: outer mask, personality, disposition, appearance, physical body, health, beginnings.

Suggestions: During this month you will experience your birthday (sun sign’s) which is your natural new year. Happy Solar Return! Take time to question whether your appearance, physical health and the mask you wear in the world is congruent with how you internally see yourself. The new moon is a good time to start making changes that allow you to feel more comfortable in your own skin.

#2 Keywords: values, self-value and worth, possessions, financial affairs, earning ability, debts, talents/gifts.

Suggestions: During the new moon cycle look at how you are managing your material resources. What changes can you make that will help you feel nourished and secure? What talent do you possess that if developed will bring you satisfaction and possible material gain? What do you consider valuable – what does this reflect back about self-worth and values?

#3 Keywords: all forms of communication (talking, listening, and writing) and communication tools, learning and taking in new ideas, perception, neighborhood, siblings, means of transportation, short trips.

Suggestions: Now is the time to look at bringing in resources that further develop communication and encourage growth in your self-perception and your perception of the world. Take the time to quickly write down (don’t edit and over-analyze) how you see the world and you may find that earlier childhood perceptions color it. On a mundane level this is a good time to have fun and buzz around town, Take a look at what you are reading, watching, listening to and what type of conversations you participate in – how do these activities make you feel?

#4 Keywords: physical home, parents, ancestral lineage, psychological roots, private life, real estate and property.

Suggestions: There is a focus on family, which can be as simple as spending more time with them or on a deeper level exploring what qualities and beliefs you inherited from them. It is a good time to look at making changes in your home or making a move. Question, whether your home reflects who you are now. If you walked through and observed it through the eyes of a stranger what would it say about you? Ponder whether the private, at home you, is comfortable being seen in the world.

#5 Keywords: creativity, romance, love, children, pregnancy, what you do for fun, hobbies, sports, speculation.

Suggestions: Look at what brings you joy and makes you feel open-hearted. Do you find time to play? What outlet do you have for creative expression? This is a good time to focus on children – spending time with them or depending on your age and other supportive cycles, procreation. If you’ve been involved with activities that make you feel passionate, alive and overflowing with love, share it – if you haven’t, find some.

#6 Keywords: work, health, healthcare routines, responsibility, service, pets, employees.

Suggestions: This is the time to look at how well you take care of yourself and what your energy level is like. Do you feel strong, radiant, and vibrant? If not consider making adjustments to self-care routines. Look at your attitude towards work and service. Do you love what you do and enjoy continuing to grow in either a job, volunteer position, etc? When we feel competent in some area of our life we often end up sharing our gift with others which is entirely different than resentfully doing something for others.

#7 Keywords: partnerships both business and romantic, marriage, divorce, partnership agreements, what may be weak and undeveloped in ourselves that we explore through a partner (consciously or unconsciously), dealing with the public.

Suggestions: This is the time to start, renew, or leave a partnership. Whether in a relationship or not, for a deeper understanding of this area of your life consider the following. When you are in a relationship, what is your level of commitment? Do you tend to project on your partner undeveloped or disowned parts of yourself? Do you understand the difference between dependence, independence and interdependence?

#8 Keywords: regeneration, transformation, surgery/health, death, sex, and financial/physical/psychological support you receive from others, insurances, inheritances, research, investigation.

Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this house you have an opportunity to look beneath the surface and explore the following – your beliefs regarding, death or any type of transformation –such as the ending of a job, relationship or entrenched values/patterns.

Your beliefs regarding sex, intimacy, and the understanding of sexual energy as a life force. Your beliefs regarding how much support you have in the world.

#9 Keywords: travel, education, religion, philosophy, ethics, natural laws, laws, visions, higher mind, foreigners, foreign dealings.

Suggestions: Whether for fun or to shake up your routine and limited beliefs there is an opportunity to explore and potentially expand your view of the world and personal ethics/philosophy through study, travel or just taking the time to experience different cultures.

#10 Keywords: profession, destiny, reputation (how the world sees you), status, fame, employer, government/authority, business activities.

Suggestions: Look at what role you play in your community (it will change at different periods of your life), for example, the role of parent, business mogul, baker, volunteer, outcast, actor. Question if it is a good fit. It can be easy to get locked into roles and positions that don’t fulfill who we are and our life purpose (yes we all have a purpose).

#11 Keywords: friends and our attitudes to them, clubs and social groups we align ourselves with, organizations, humanitarian interests, future directions and goals, circumstances beyond our control.

Suggestions: What goals and directions do you envision for your future? It is easier to accomplish goals when aligned with friends and/or groups that support and have similar dreams/visions for the future. That could be a recovery group, business organization, political party or a cooking club. If you have a goal, chances are someone else has a similar or at least compatible one –seek them out.

#12 Keywords: transcendence, spiritual and psychic experiences, escapism, karma, liberation, confinement, hospitals, institutions, hidden strengths and weaknesses.

Suggestions: When the new moon falls in this area of one’s life it is time to retreat and let go of the world and our place in it. Now is the time to dream, meditate, create and/or be in nature. Withdraw but don’t escape in unhealthy ways.

SUN SIGN DATES: Aries: March 19/ 20 – April 19, Taurus: April 19 – May 20, Gemini: May 20 – June 20, Cancer: June 20- July 22, Leo: July 22 – August 22, Virgo: August 22 – September 22, Libra: September 22- October 22, Scorpio: October 22- November 21, Sagittarius: November 21- December 21, Capricorn: December 21 – January 20, Aquarius: January 20, – February 18/19 Pisces: February 18/ 19 – March 19/ 20.

Mercury Retrograde Feb 16, 2020 – March 9th 2020. 12 Pisces → 28 Aquarius

A Mercury retrograde period is a good time to focus on all things related to communication. Pay attention to your thoughts and emotions and be present and clear in your conversations with others.

Miscommunication can occur when we are in a hurry with too much on the go and are distracted and not paying attention to what we or another person is saying.

Communication with others can also go awry when we are not taking the time to pay attention to what we are feeling and then all of a sudden during a conversation we have an unexpected emotional response to someone’s words or tone of voice.

In our busy, plugged in world we receive more information than we can mentally and emotionally digest.

We all know that the result of mental/emotional overload eventually turns into immune system and nervous system overload. It also leads to worry, escapism, disrupted sleep and an unclear mind.

When we are overwhelmed a little problem becomes a big deal and bigger problems seem insurmountable.

Following are a few simple ideas to play with.

Take between 5 and 15 minutes in the morning and evening for quiet time. No electronics. During that time take a few slow breaths, stretch and let go. Give yourself the time for your mind, emotions and body to sync up.

Taking 5 – 15 minutes in the morning gives you a chance to center before you start your day. At the end of the day, it allows you time to let go of any mental or emotional stress (pollution) that impacted you throughout the day.

Before long as you turn your mind inward you will begin to get subtle feelings and thoughts that will help you align yourself.

In conversations with others don’t assume you know what they mean. You may be using similar language but have a different meaning for the words.

Choose one significant person in your life that you have trouble communicating with and rather than withdraw or erupt stop and ask them why a particular idea is so important to them. Just listen, don’t interrupt and you will learn something about the other person.

If you don’t need everyone to agree with your particular perspective, it will be an enlightening experience. If you do want everyone to agree with your perspective, go inward and see if beneath your surface you don’t have a worried or fearful mind.

If you don’t have to sign a contract during this time hold off. If you do recheck the fine print and make sure you and the other parties are clear about expectations and legalities.

If you are travelling during this time period recheck hotel and travel reservations.

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