Hi Everyone! I wanted to take a quick second to thank you for a beautiful year at Sarah Goldsmith Astrology and Spiritual Coaching. Here are some of the things I am most proud of that happened this year:
1) Launched and Completed our first 12 Week Program - Own Your Astrology
2) Began offering Astro-Coaching Services
3) Created In Orbit - an Astro Advice Column
4) Ran several workshops or free webinars
5) Tripled our Clients
6) We Had our most profitable year yet.
As a One-Woman Show, this is a huge deal! And, yes, I do say "our" even though it is just me.
I want to extend some massive gratitude to you and everyone who has engaged with my business this year.
If you have liked, commented, or engaged with my content, participated in workshops, Tarot Tuesdays or paid sessions. You may not know how big of an impact your small acts have on my life. So, I am going to tell you. By liking, commenting or getting a reading, you encourage me to keep doing what I am doing. You have helped me commit to my passion for astrology and allowed me to expand my knowledge and spiritual experience. This year's love and encouragement from this community have lit up something in me and have helped me through some of my challenging transits. Thank you, and here is to 2022.
Here is our December Issue of In Orbit!
Thank you to those who asked and submitted a question. Any question submitted can be personal to your own astrology or a general astrology or spirituality question. I hope everyone has a happy Winter Solstice and Holiday season!
ASHLEY: Transit Saturn opposite my Natal Venus happening next year. But also my progressed Venus trine my natal Jupiter. Anything positive out of this transit Saturn? Or just challenges?
Saturn will be opposite my natal Venus in the 3H Aries. How will this affect my current non-existent romantic life?
This is an interesting question. Getting into progression is a little to advanced for my advice column but I am happy to get into some details of the Saturn aspects.
There are a few ways we can identify the opposition.
1. Sometimes I like to look at Opposition when a Planet is in the opposing sign its self. This would mean that Saturn has been opposite to your natal Venus since March 2021.
Welcome to the first issue of In Orbit. an Astro Advice Column where you can submit question for personal astrological advice or general astrology inquiries. This issue is filled with some juicy tips on how to use your astrology to navigate hard times, and incorporate practices into your daily life. To submit a question for the next Issue click here!
Question 1: With the holidays coming up, and. Knowing for some this could be the first big family event since the pandemic how can we use our natal charts to our benefit and what are helpful areas in our chart to look out for to avoid conflicts.
This is such a good question. Thank you!
There are a few areas I would recommend we look at concerning family and any expected drama for the holidays.
The first thing I would recommend doing is looking at the 3rd and 4th house in our natal charts. This could be done with the knowledge you already have or by googling your placement and gathering information there.
I was reminded of something very important about planetary retrogrades today. Retrogrades occur regularly, and we may often find ourselves recognizing a pattern in our life struggles that correlate with the retrogrades. In this article I want to break down the meaning of each planetary RX, their shadow and what patterns you would be addressing during these periods. First, I want to clarify a few things.
Retrograde is when a planet looks like they are moving backward in degree from the POV on earth. No, they do not actually move backward, the backward motion is technically an optical illusion due to the nature of the orbit being and oval or ecliptic (higher and lower on different sides) and therefore being on a different track than earth. The retrograde ends when the earth and the planet are now on different sides of the track where the planet is no longer looking like it is moving backwards.
You can think of it like two trains on separate tracks, one train is on a fast track the other experiences hills or mountains where that train moves slower. as the first train remains on the fast track and the other slows down it looks like it is moving backward.
Shadow Periods are being discussed a lot more this year, this is because a lot more people are looking to astrology for their personal healing! The Shadow period of retrograde helps us acknowledge the shift and time of change and integration rather than assuming "Hey, retrogrades done lets go back to normal now!" And being faced with even more obstacles because we are resisting change. The Shadow begins when a planet reaches a degree that will eventually be the last degree the planet retrogrades to, and it ends when the planet reaches the last degree it reached before its retrograde. For example. Mercury moves through Gemini and begins its retrograde at 5 degrees, in 3 weeks it retrogrades into 19 degrees in Taurus before stationing Direct. This would mean that the shadow period began at 19 degrees Taurus and ends when it reaches 5 degrees Gemini again.
"New Moon Flu" was a term I heard floating around when I was getting my Moonlogist Certification. I was reluctant to believe it was real - the moon having such an affect on my body. But boy have themes last 6 months proved me wrong.
I want to share my particular experience with the most recent New Moon in Libra October 2021. I was on an upward trajectory - finally getting into routines and actively practicing mindsets that were healthy and keeping me from an anxiety spiral. I felt like nothing could stop me I was finally stepping into an energy I have been trying so hard to get to.
In comes the New Moon. October 6th hit me like a bag of bricks with migraines, allergies and yes, an anxiety spiral. I was actually shocked. Normally, I only get migraines due to hormones and I had just finished a successfully pain free period cycle. What was going on?
And then I remembered about the New Moon Flu, was this what that was? The physical affects that the moon brings are said to be reminders for people to turn inward. Was this a sign to step away from my virtual work world and relax? What do I need to turn inward about? I looked at my astrology and the New Moon in Libra was Activating my 12th house from my Moon Sign, my 8th house from my Rising Sign and my 3rd House from my Sun Sign. This is a nasty combination of house activations that calls upon some inner reflection - and yes, I was ignoring it.
These symptoms of the New Moon Flu did not stop after the 6th, I got so frustrated, what was i doing wrong and why was the New Moon, a astrological time for manifesting pulling me out of this perfect rhythm and routine I had going to be on track for my dream life? This is when I remembered another thing about astrology - like in life, nothing is permanent and the ever shifting energies of the skies remind us of that. This was a perfect example.
I participate in other spiritual practices so, I consulted my guides, meditated di some tarot cards and the messages I received reminded me that this New Moon Flu experience was not a set back but a reminder of what I do not want, offering me space to be shown an evaluate the importance of the habits I couldn't give 100% to while feeling low. ( I also think Saturn had something to do with it since she is so close to station direct that this was one last curve ball thrown at me to make sure I committed to specific structures in my life).
My new assumption is that the New Moon Flu hits you when you need it most. Sometimes it is to step away physically and mentally, other times it is a reminder of what a regression in progress means to you or both! My tip for you is to recognize what life areas you struggle the most with (look up the Astrological Houses) and prepare for the Moon Cycle that activates those houses, allow yourself the time to be slow, fail or falter. Accept the process.
Astrologer, Past Life Regression Therapist and Intuitive. Sarah writes articles on current astro happenings, historical astro interpretations and spiritual topics.