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Solar Eclipses

Any eclipse will have a dramatic impact on your life and that of your family, so be prepared.

What is a dramatic impact on one’s life, you may ask?

It means that you can change your life and go into any direction you want it to go. It means that if you don’t like the way your life is going, you can change it in a positive manner and the effect will last until the subsequent eclipse.

No matter whether you can see an eclipse or not from your home is irrelevant. The energy of the eclipse affects the whole world and the whole day from midnight to midnight.

So what should you do on an eclipse?

I love explaining to my students and clients what they should do on an eclipse. It’s very simple and practical at the same time. Do whatever you want to be doing for the next six months. So, if you want to start looking for a new job, send out resumes on that day. If you are trying to sell your home, talk to a realtor or drop into a realtor’s office OR put your house up for sale on an eclipse for extra energy in selling it quickly. If you like your job, get to work on time, be friendly, have lunch with co-workers, etc. Don’t go shopping on an eclipse or your intent would be to spend extra money during the next six months. Do contact people you would like to have in your life more than you do now. You can email, write or visit with them, it doesn’t matter. The contact is the important issue. Go out to a meal with friends or your partner (or children, if you’d like) so that you would have more time and money to do that. I tell my women students not to pay so that they would not be picking up many of the bills in the future. If you are ill on this day, unfortunately, you will probably catch every kind of cold to flu or worse during this time period. So please take care of yourself so you don’t have to worry about your health.

Personally, I read, take the dog for a walk, listen to CDs, watch TV, rest, plan to do a hobby or interest and make sure I either lecture, write or have clients on that day to attract more business. You can start a new redecorating project or personal hobby. You can take a new class, start a new foreign language series that you always wanted to learn. Make a home cooked meal for the family if it is your intent to have the family around the dinner table more (but remember, you will be cooking more too). You can always order pizza! Tell someone you like/love them.

What shouldn’t you do on an eclipse?

That’s easy to answer. Do not do housework! Do not schedule any medical procedures or a doctor’s appointment. (You don’t want to be sick for the next six months, do you?). Do not pay bills or have a fight with anyone. If you do, make up quickly so this will not be an issue for the future. Do not stay home from work on this day or you will be down sized, laid off or fired. (Several students tested me on this and told me in the following semester that they had gone on unemployment!). If you are home sick from work, put on makeup and get dressed so you will not be lying around watching TV while not being groomed properly. (Men, you don’t have to put on makeup!). Do not procrastinate or put things off which should be done now.
Don’t do anything you don’t want to be doing over and over again for the next six months. It’s like a video that will be playing each day over and over again until the next eclipse. Think about what you want to accomplish and make sure you are doing that exact thing with the people you want to be doing it with.

So all in all, a solar eclipse is a wonderful way or reorganizing your life, bringing positive energy in that you need to make your life complete or to get it on another path.

I hope your eclipse is everything you want it to be.

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Are You Living In The Perfect State For You?

by Vikki Anderson

Have you ever noticed that when you are on vacation or just traveling through a particular state, you can be more relaxed, creative, and your energy is renewed? There is a calmness or unexplainable peace surrounding you. Sometimes you feel one with the environment (nature) and other times no matter how many good times you had, you are glad to get back home. Another indication of a good state for you (while on vacation) is to see if problems occur when you are there. I have one friend who goes on vacation to a particular state each year and gets injured playing golf, falling off curbs and breaking bones or the weather is horrendous for the week of her vacation. These are simple clues to help you decide that this particular area may not be for suitable to your vibrations, you and your well-being.

In doing astrology over the years, I have rarely met anyone who takes state sun signs into account. Knowing what sun sign an individual state is can help improve peoples’ lives, mental outlook and prosperity. In many cases moving across country, or just to another state, helps an individual dramatically change his/her life; however, this is not necessarily the case all of the time because someone may have chosen a state in the same sun sign of the state they had just left without knowing it. Or they may move to a state that squares or opposes their sun sign and this would create more obstacles and challenges for them to overcome than the original state they had recently left.

When moving to another state, the chart changes; planets that were restrictive or causing too much conflict may move into another house in the chart and ease that area of life that was causing the anxiety or worry. An ascendant may be changed a few degrees or into a totally different sign which would allow the person to perhaps handle situations in a more calm, logical or creative manner than before. There are so many possibilities and I have seen dramatic differences in my clients’ lives that I know it works.

The easiest way I have found for people to know if they are living in their “perfect” state has been to live in a state that has your sun sign. Being a Gemini, it was no surprise that when I vacationed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I always had a wonderful time even if I had nothing specific to do. When one is in harmony with nature and the vibrational patterns in the environment around you, you are on the right path in your journey. This will lead to happiness, joy and contentment. One day in the future, I may even move to South Carolina because I feel so at home when I am there.

However, if you are planning to move and do not think you would like the states listed in your sun sign; you may always pick a trine state. For instance, in the chart below, if you are a water sign, let’s say Scorpio, your trine states would be in Cancer or Pisces. In turn, if you are a Pisces, your trine signs would be Cancer and Scorpio as indicated in the chart. Trine signs are the same element as your sun sign. You would also get along very well with these particular zodiac sun signs. Squares are three sips from your sun sign in either direction and oppositions are the signs exactly opposite or 180 degrees from your sign. It would be best to stay away from making these particular states your home. An alphabetical listing of the states and their sun signs is listed below.

( are 180 degrees or six signs apart)

These signs oppose each other which means they are opposite each other – usually there is an attraction for a short period of time and then the differences surface and there will be less and less attraction afterwards.

Aries Libra
Taurus Scorpio
Gemini Sagittarius
Cancer Capricorn
Leo Aquarius
Virgo Pisces

States & Their Sun Signs

Alabama – Sagittarius Alaska – Capricorn
Arizona – Aquarius Arkansas – Gemini
California – Virgo Colorado – Leo
Connecticut – Capricorn Delaware – Sagittarius
District of Columbia – Sagittarius Florida – Pisces
Georgia – Capricorn Hawaii – Leo
Idaho – Cancer Illinois – Sagittarius
Indiana – Sagittarius Iowa – Capricorn
Kansas – Aquarius Kentucky – Gemini
Louisiana – Taurus Maine – Pisces
Maryland – Taurus Massachusetts – Aquarius
Michigan – Aquarius Minnesota – Taurus
Mississippi – Sagittarius Missouri – Leo
Montana – Scorpio Nebraska – Pisces
Nevada – Scorpio New Hampshire – Cancer
New Jersey – Sagittarius New Mexico – Capricorn
New York – Leo North Carolina – Scorpio
North Dakota – Scorpio Ohio – Pisces
Oklahoma – Scorpio Oregon – Aquarius
Pennsylvania – Sagittarius Rhode Island – Gemini
South Carolina – Gemini South Dakota – Scorpio
Tennessee – Gemini Texas – Capricorn
Utah – Capricorn Vermont – Pisces
Virginia – Cancer Washington – Scorpio
West Virginia – Gemini Wisconsin – Gemini
Wyoming – Cancer

*There are no Aries or Libra States

(120 degrees apart)

Trines are the best aspect you can have. It is your same element, i.e., Fire, Earth, Air or Water. Whatever you are.


You would also never want to move to a state that would be in conflict with your natal sun. These aspects are called squares or oppositions. These sign would be listed as follows:

(90 degrees apart)

Squares are listed in each column, i.e., Aries squares Cancer, Cancer squares Libra, etc. Squares cause frustration and aggravation. It’s like hitting your head against a brick wall over and over again!

Cardinal Fixed Mutable
Aries Taurus Gemini
Cancer Leo Virgo
Libra Scorpio Sagittarius
Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

It would not be in your best interest to move to any of the states in the column which your sun sign appears. For instance, if you were a Leo, you would not want to move to a Taurus, Scorpio, or Aquarius state.

Copyright 2001-2017 by Vikki Anderson and  No part of this article can be used without mentioning the author’s name or website.

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Ancient Paths, Modern Choices

Ancient Paths, Modern Choices
by Vikki Anderson


I have been teaching and conducting workshops for decades in both astrology and tarot, have one tarot book out and writing another. I am always asked the same questions. What’s better, tarot or astrology? Is there a difference? Is one better than the other? Is one more accurate? The answer is that it all depends on what type of guidance they are seeking.

Let’s start with astrology since I have been reading charts since I was fourteen years old and am now sixty-three. Astrology has been my life. The natal chart is almost like a doctor’s file on a patient. Everything that is positive or negative is in it. It contains many different aspects of one’s personality, how well or poorly you react to emotional situations or crisis, your intellectual abilities, why relationships succeed or fail and generally if you are the kind of person that others want to know or have as a friend. The houses of the chart tell different areas of life that are affected, for instance, the first house represents the personality you show to the world or the one you want to show to the world and not necessarily the true one; the second represents your money or material values while the third represents communication, short trips, siblings, etc. Twelve distinct areas of life are covered. Depending upon which planets are in that house, what sign(s) are in the house and what aspects hit that house, the personality is formed. Throughout the years with the planets moving forward (or progressing) from your birth chart (which was a map of the sky at the time of your birth), one’s personality, likes, dislikes, intelligence, relationships and reactions to situations change. Adding in solstice points and solar eclipses which usually occur twice a year (lunar eclipses are best used for Cancerians or Cancerian Ascendant natives), the next six months can be forecasted. Many different possibilities are touched upon as the planets and aspects represent a vast variety of probabilities. One must remember, however, that we choose our own future. We make a million decisions throughout our lifetimes that change our future day by day. Planets and aspects can stand for many different alternatives. When the sun and moon on an “eclipse” day falls into a particular house, that house is activated and an astrologer knows what would be in store for the native throughout the next six months. I usually tell my students that whatever happens on an “eclipse” day will represent the next six months of your life. For example, I recommend spending money on the eclipse so you will have money to spend for six months; be with friends and family you wish to see throughout the next six months; go to work as students who thought they would take it easy the next six months, did exactly that. They lost their jobs since they weren’t working on the eclipse! Think. Complete lists of projects, affirmations or goals. Plan for the next six months. I usually find it helpful to get things in order before an eclipse and then read the list in a positive manner on the eclipse so that the universe will set the stage for your next six months in a very logical and organized manner.

In order to make a competent prediction, an astrologer would know the meanings of the houses, planets and aspects affecting the “eclipse” planets and how they aspect the natal and progressed planets. Simplified, if one has more positive aspects such as sextiles or trines, life within the next six months will be more calm, relaxed, focused, organized and fulfilling without many obstacles. The more squares and oppositions the updated chart has, the more challenges and obstacles might be before the person you are reading. But whether the outcome is a positive or negative one, truly depends on the overall outlook. Obstacles or challenges may be for the native to learn some particular lesson or start handling responsibility, etc.

So in essence, astrology gives you a road map to your life year by year. Once given a road map, one can decide to get to any destination in many ways, by plane, train, bus, car, motorcycle or boat. There are also different roads to a destination, the super highways of life, the interstates, the local roads or back country dirt roads. All lead to a certain destination, however, the path is altered by the mode of transportation and the route one chooses. Remember as in any modality, you have complete control over your life and destiny.

Tarot is basically a different method or concept of predicting the future. First of all, the cards explain what will happen if you do nothing to change the situation. If there was something perceived to be negative by the Querent (person for whom you are doing the reading), it will stay negative unless that person takes a positive action to change the event or circumstances. You are always given options and choices.

One can do various spreads to predict what will happen in a day, week, month, year or particular time period in the future. Most of the spreads can pin point an exact month by month prediction in addition to an overall view of the current situation and how one will handle those situations. Tarot can let you know particular occurrences, obstacles or love with a glance of the cards; it can give you definitive yes or no answers to exact questions as well. The remaining cards in the yes/no spread will also shed more insight into your current situation. Remember that we can change anything we don’t like in the cards if we know what message the card is giving us. Whether we take that information to use to our benefit is our choice.

By using the tarot, one can get an immediate answer to a question and insight into a situation or circumstance and know what to do to change that situation to their benefit. Tarot shows you when to balance your love life, money, career or. It foretells what you must do to correct these areas of life. It often gives us not only the mundane solutions to life, but tells us of the spiritual path we must also follow to be happy in this lifetime.

Tarot suggests blessings from God after going through changes; it tells when one must rest so that the Querent could be protected from an illness or concern with the proper rest and care of himself or herself. Tarot helps build character because it gives the Querent something to fight with. It paves the way for an adaptive attitude towards conflicts, obstacles and concerns. Tarot uses a variety of scenery, backgrounds, figures, and colors to portray each card’s meaning. Sometimes adding one’s knowledge about numerology helps give added meanings to the cards although one can get a feel for the cards just by looking at it. This cannot be done in astrology. If the person has no practical knowledge of the planets, houses and aspects, an astrological interpretation cannot be properly done. It would look like Egyptian to the person — without meaning.

Tarot can also prepare one for issues that need balance in order to be happy or fulfilled – it could represent balance in a relationship (is one partner too dominant and the other too submissive?), money (spending too much and not saving enough?), career (is it really necessary to work 12 hour days? What about time with the family?), and conflicts (can I ride these conflicts out? Should I settle them peacefully? Can I handle what is ahead of me? Is there an end in sight?). Just by adding some common sense and a time frame, one can look into the future and know what must be done to correct any negative situation.

Astrology charts, although very automated now and can be called up on a computer and printed in a few minutes, are extremely difficult to interpret properly. Massive reports can be generated with all types of probabilities for the next year. The reports are so long (usually 50+ pages) because there are so many variables. If you make a decision today or now, you change the future from a few moments ago.

Tarot usually takes anywhere from one hour to an hour and a half to read properly. Astrology can take long hours to decipher and then read to the native. Reference for planet configurations (some use asteroids as well) must be used and placed in the chart and then one must go through each planet of the natal chart, progressed chart and how it affects the natal chart. Many combinations can actually make other configurations of planets better or worse by being in aspect with several planets at the same time. You can guide through astrology and then you have to wait to see if the future comes true. With tarot, you are taking an active role in your future by knowing what will come up and how to alter the outcome for the most positive result for the good of all involved.

I feel tarot is more like psychology. It highlights the problem or concern indicated by the number of cards in a particular suit, and gives you many alternatives to deal with it. Each card also has an answer in it.

Although I love both astrology and tarot, I would imagine it depends on the type of information you are looking for. If you want a very philosophical view of yourself, your character, moods, emotional status, likes, dislikes and the general road map to your life with the next year, then astrological charts are for you. Remember that one does not need to have a chart done more than twice a year. I usually place both eclipses in a chart for a year’s reading, so that my clients need only return once a year for the upcoming year’s events.

Tarot is a useful guidance tool since it can give you the areas of your life causing concern, gives answers to deal with anything from the four suits indicating the problem or challenge.

Remember that we have total and complete control over our lives and the decisions we make. No one can make those choices for us. Tarot is an easier and gives more practical answers to the year ahead; astrology gives us an overview of what is to come and makes us think of all the possibilities and consequences ourselves.

Both are fun, both are guidance tools and both can be very dangerous if used for negative purposes. Never go to a reader who says there is a curse on you; there are no curses, only fear that overtakes us and makes us vulnerable. You do not need to go for readings more than twice a year although once a year is also very accurate and lighting candles and prayers by a reader will not help rid you or your family of the curse usually for a large sum of money. Get references of a tarot reader or astrologer from a reputable new age shop or ask friends or family who they consider to be a reputable reader. Is the price fair? Are they trying to use scare tactics? Are they reading with insight, helpful suggestions and giving positive guidance. No one can or should light a candle for you. Some readers charge ridiculous amounts to burn a candle for you, if they are doing it at all. Spend $1 and light one for yourself in a church! Also, never give any readers large sums of money in cash! I had a client who gave $20,000 to one of these readers in a very vulnerable and depressed state, and then she asked for her deceased husband’s jewelry to also take the curse off of that too. However, the woman was wearing my clients jewelry when she went for another reading. For the $20,000, she got 7 readings and a future with no money and a lost sense of pride and a desperate feeling of hopelessness and helplessness. It seems to be my crusade to steer people in the right direction when it comes to reputable readers. It is not acceptable to have a few greedy and unscrupulous charlatans ruin the path for the rest of us.

Whether you read tarot or astrology, keep your message clear, optimistic and focused. Anyone can change the future. We have the right to mold and shape our own destiny as God intended. Take your future and mold it into something you would be proud of.

Some think astrology is all right to have done while attending a tarot reading is the work of the devil. People — these are useful guidance tools that God gave his people here on earth so we could guide others who have temporarily lost their way or needed some insight into the future. There is no witchcraft involved in these predictive modalities. They are subjects, which are studied and practiced like anything else to become good at it.

Give them a chance, and I believe they will surprise you with their accuracy, their insight and the level of philosophical awareness that is given you.

Also, it is much easier to predict time periods with tarot than it would be in astrology. In tarot, the suits represent different months, signs or time periods. In astrology, one must rely on their intuition (and some help from the progressed moon) to predict when something will happen.

Copyright 2001-2010 by Vikki Anderson and  Do not reprint or copy without using author’s name or web site url.

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