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Chinese New Year - The Green Sheep

The Chinese Year of the Green Sheep begins on the 19th February at the late Aquarius new moon.  What does this mean for you?Read more


Sacred Earth Energies - Rebirthing the Winged Serpent

Today the lines of the winged serpent run unmarked across the world, their paths forgotten, the spirit they bear disregarded. Yet every year more people are drawn to visit ancient sites, centres of an invisible pattern woven across the world in some distant age.Read more


Zodiac Seduction

Even if you're a complete sceptic, everyone needs a little help when it comes to love, romance and the rest!  

Find out exactly how to attract and enchant that special someone using the art of astrology...Read more


Stop Press ... No More 3RRR

I’m sad to say that after a wonderful seven-year stint, my astrology talkback segment on radio 3RRR is no longer. The program presenter of Wax Lyrical has decided to wind up my segment to focus on other issues and guests.Read more


Check the Power Moon Days column to find out when the Moon will be passing through your star sign this month.  You should feel particularly 'in tune' on these days and activities will proceed smoothly for you.

And if you know which sign the Moon was in when you were born, note the 2-3 days each month when the Moon will be in that sign. This is your 'lunar return' and the natural energies of this period will resonate with your own personal energy.  For example, if you were born with the Moon in Libra, you should experience feelings of harmony, balance and creativity when the transiting Moon is in Libra.

 Serious moon watchers might like to purchase a Moon Calendar from the Stella Starwoman Store.  These calendars list the exact time of day when the moon moves from one zodiac sign to the next and help you organise your life using moon cycles and lunar planning to achieve optimum emotional and physical balance.

And if you're interested in finding out more about what Astrology can do for you, call 03 9534 5021 to book a Personal Birth Chart Reading or click on the SUBSCRIBE button on the top right hand side of this page to sign up for Stella's FREE monthly newsletter - AstroUpdate.








October is all about partnerships Aries with the Sun in your opposite sign Libra until the 24th. While you’re famous for your independent streak, it’s time to learn about sharing, cooperating, listening, compromising – you know the sort of thing. And no unilateral decisions!  The Libra new moon on the 13th brings a fresh start in relationships, both business and professional, but avoid making any long term commitments until later in the month, once Mercury has had a chance to get up to speed and you’ve reviewed all your options. Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, has recently shifted into your health and wellbeing sector for a year-long stay and this month will be joined by beauty-loving Venus and energetic Mars. Beauty and fitness will therefore be key goals throughout October, so head down to the day spa/hairdresser’s/gym/health food shop etc. Over the next twelve months you’ll have the best opportunity to tackle any long standing health problems and may find that a new approach works best – do your research and trust your intuition.  Jupiter in this part of your chart can also assist with weight loss, if that is one of your goals. 


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Relationship planets Venus and Mars both cruise through your romance, pleasure and creativity sector this month, putting fire in your loins and passion in your heart. If you’ve been waiting to make a commitment or throw your heart into a new relationship, now is the time to take action.  This is also a wonderful time to discover your inner child, conceive a child or enjoy time with children. Lucky Jupiter is also travelling through this area of your life for the whole of the next 12 months, boosting your chances of finding true love and maximising your creativity. A new moon in your health sector on the 13th October will help you focus on being the best you can be as spring unfolds. Hit the gym, improve your diet, get out in the fresh air and celebrate your health and beauty!  Finally mark your diary for the 27th October when there’s a beautiful full moon in Taurus aspected by romantic Neptune, inspiring you to reach for the heavens and turn your dreams into reality. A challenging angle between the Moon and Saturn reminds us that dream manifestation requires hard work and a persistent approach, something every Taurean understands instinctively.


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Those born under the sign of the Twins like to do things fast and furiously, but with ruling planet Mercury retrograde for much of September, not to mention a couple of eclipses, your wings have been clipped, forcing you to slow down to the pace of lesser mortals.  Hopefully you’ve learned a thing or two, but the good news is that Mercury will be travelling forwards again from 10th October onwards, meaning you can pick up the pace again.  Lucky Jupiter continues his year-long journey through your home and family sector helping you revolutionise and stabilise the very foundations of your life. 2015-2016 is therefore an excellent time for buying or selling real estate; renovating or decorating your home and garden; moving house, renting your first apartment or building your dream property.  Jupiter in this part of your birth chart will also push to spend quality time with close family members, especially parents.  Hopefully this will be a positive experience, though Jupiter can signify endings and new beginnings.  With Mars and Venus also in your home and family sector this month, you should have plenty of energy and drive to get things moving.  The Libra new moon on the 13th will boost your charisma and creativity, so plan something special around that date.


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Social life looks good throughout October, Cancer, with both Venus and Mars inspiring you to get out and about in your local neighbourhood. In fact you could end up meeting a potential partner or new friend just by just being in the right place at the right time!  As mentioned last month, Jupiter, the luckiest planet in our solar system, has recently shifted into your house of communication where he will stay until September 2016.  The possibilities are endless.  Learning a new language? Buying a new computer or smartphone? Creating your own website? Marketing, brainstorming, networking, gossiping, selling, writing, broadcasting, texting, web surfing - it doesn't matter what you do, but make sure you get out and about in your local neighbourhood and community and let others see what you’re capable of.  They’ll be impressed by your talents and abilities, meaning now is a great time to deliver a sales pitch, send in your resume or write the first chapter of your bestseller or blog. This area of your solar chart is also linked to brothers, sisters and cousins, so if you need to build bridges with a close family member or you’d simply like to spend more time with your siblings, pick up the phone right now. 
Leo 6th-9th You can look forward to good times ahead on the financial front Leo, as lucky planet Jupiter continues his one-year journey through your house of possessions and earned income.  Now is the time to reap the harvest for seeds sown as long as ten years ago.  You’ve gradually built up your reputation, skill base and habits over this period and the harder you’ve worked over the past year (since July 2014 when Jupiter entered Leo) the greater your rewards will be. Pluto in your sixth house of daily assignments will give you the power and confidence to push through all obstacles on the road to success, so reach for the stars and expect results!  Certain industry sectors are particularly favourable – international trade plus anything connected with higher education, publishing, languages, broadcasting, the Internet, the courts system or the legal field. If you have an idea, be sure to copyright it, trademark it, or file a patent.  Mars will also be in your money house this month right through to mid-November, so you could find yourself spending money in order to make money. Look for bargains and keep an eye on your budget. Finally, the late October full moon will help you fine tune the balance between your domestic and professional life. 


As mentioned last month you’re currently the lucky recipient of the gifts of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, known to ancient astrologers as ‘the greater benefic’. Jupiter shifted into Virgo in mid-August and is preparing to shower you with good fortune and opportunity for the next 12 months if he hasn’t already started!  The last time Jupiter was in Virgo was August 2003 to September 2004, so look back 12 years to see what was happening then, and you’ll get some understanding of the type of things to come.  Jupiter in your zodiac sign is considered one of the best placements for meeting or marrying your true love. If you are currently with someone whom you know is not right for you, have the courage to leave and move on to greener pastures as Jupiter rewards those who are honest and open about their desires. 2015-16 is also a great time for travel, particularly long distance and overseas trips.  The keywords are adventure, freedom, expansion and new opportunities.  Jupiter can also help you improve your health and career prospects.  If you have a chronic health problem you may find a new treatment, while on the work front, you can look forward to fresh opportunities to broaden your horizons or climb the career ladder.  Set your sights high and enjoy all the opportunities coming your way.




Happy birthday Libra – here’s wishing you a great year ahead! The next 12 months are particularly important for you as you’re laying the foundations for your next 12 year Jupiter cycle which begins in September 2016 as Jupiter enters Libra.  The emphasis in the lead up to September 2016 is on contemplation about your life and what you need to be truly happy.  Take time out to see which goals you have achieved or outgrown and start realigning your priorities, paring things back and making plans for the future.  Some Librans will leave jobs or relationships; some will decide to retire; some will move home or have a ‘sea change’, while others will sense that change is just around the corner, but be unsure as to exactly what that ‘change’ will look like. Don’t worry – everything will become clear in due course and if you’re feeling tired, unmotivated or depressed, understand that these feelings will pass if you start tuning in to your inner self to find out what’s really going on and what you really want/need.  On the 13th October there’s a new moon in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries, introducing a touch of excitement and unpredictability into your everyday life.  Its theme is ‘tapping into the power of traditional wisdom’, so think about what that might mean for you!



Make relaxation and rest a priority in the first part of October Scorpio with the Sun moving through your twelfth house of healing and solitude, encouraging you to take life at a slower pace, spend time alone and process your emotions. Enjoy the peacefulness of nature, write any insights or feelings down in your journal and profit from this period of reflection and solitude in the lead up to your birthday. The whole point of this exercise is to make you aware of your deepest needs.  On a contrary note, lucky Jupiter has recently shifted into your friendship and networking sector for a year-long stay, bringing the chance to make new friends, enjoy new social activities and meet people who can help you achieve those goals and broaden your horizons. Once you’ve been through the reflection and contemplation stage, make time to get in touch with anyone whom you think could help you on your life path and start sharing your dreams and goals with others.  Jupiter is the natural ruler of your money house, so some of these friends and contacts could also help boost your financial status.  The October full moon falls in your opposite sign Taurus on the 27th. The Sun and Moon are both beautifully aspected by romantic Neptune, inspiring you to reach for the heavens and turn your dreams into reality. A challenging angle between the Moon and Saturn is a reminder that dream manifestation requires hard work and a persistent approach.



October looks set to be another great month Sagittarius.  Last month’s solar eclipse in your career sector set the scene for new and hopefully exciting professional opportunities, while this month, relationship plants Venus and Mars combine forces in that very same career sector, helping you dream and plan on a big scale.  You know the story – you work hard, you plant seeds, you do your best, but sometimes life feels like an uphill battle or a struggle for recognition and reward.  But this year it’s your turn to shine on the professional stage. While Venus, Mars and the solar eclipse will all help you get where you want to go, the real power behind the throne is Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system and ruler of Sagittarius.  As mentioned last month, Jupiter will be in your career sector right through to September 2016.  In astrological terms, this is the top of the tree – colleagues and superiors will appreciate your talents and abilities and want to help you succeed and if you have your own business, there's the chance of publicity, new opportunities or some kind of critical acclaim for your work. The full moon on the 27th October will prompt you to take special care of your health. As we welcome the beautiful season of spring, make a commitment to look after yourself as well as you possibly can. After all – if you’re going to be out there in the world shining brightly, you need to look and feel your best!



As mentioned last month, Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, recently shifted into fellow earth sign Virgo for a year-long visit offering you special opportunities to return to study, travel overseas, explore life’s big questions and expand your horizons literally and metaphorically. Jupiter represents our yearning for meaning and our desire for expansion and growth. This is a particularly lucky placement and can even impact favourably on your health and wellbeing, giving you fresh energy, optimism and zest for life.  Relationship planets Venus and Mars will also be gracing this section of your solar chart throughout October, meaning you could meet a new partner or best buddy while travelling overseas or studying, so keep your eyes peeled!  The October new moon on the 13th lights up your career sector, promising new beginnings or changes on the work front.  Perhaps it’s time to apply for a promotion, go back to study or start up your own business.  The recent series of eclipses and Mercury retrograde transit will have made you aware of any shortcomings in this area of your life.  If you’re not sure how to proceed, consider seeing a careers counsellor to discuss your options.





On the financial front you can look forward to good times in the months ahead, Aquarius, as lucky planet Jupiter continues his one-year journey through your house of investment, inheritance and joint ventures.  Focus on paying down debt, clearing bills and sorting out your taxes and insurance. October is also a great time to check your super account, or start planning your financial future if you haven't already done so. If you are negotiating a settlement of some sort, whether in court, through a lawyer or with a soon-to-be-ex, the outcome is likely to be in your favour. The late October full moon will help you find a balance between your domestic and professional life. Money and career seem to be inextricably linked at present, but in a favourable way.  It seems as though you can finally reap the harvest of all the hard work of the past three years while Saturn, the planet of karma and hard lessons has been transiting your career sector.   You’ve learned a lot and gained much wisdom and experience along the way. Next months’ new moon will show you the way forward into what looks like a brighter financial future, so be prepared!




October is a time for love, Pisces, with both passionate Venus and Mars cruising through your relationship sector.  Mars is a yang, masculine energy that pushes you to express yourself sexually and go after what you want, while Venus is a yin, feminine energy that attracts in a more subtle manner.  Put the two together and sparks can fly while passions run deep.  Some Pisceans will find new love, while others will see their current partner in a whole new light.  You may feel particularly attractive or charismatic or perhaps you’ll suddenly understand what’s missing in your current relationship and make moves to improve the situation.  Jupiter, one of your ruling planets, is also in this same relationship sector and will be staying there until September next year. If you’re after a long term partner; want to get engaged or married; attract new business clients or set up a joint business venture, you have a full twelve months to make these things happen!  Travel and study are favoured in the final week of October, particularly around the time of the Taurus full moon on the 27th.   This is a great time to plan a holiday, book your overseas trip or sign up for that course you’ve been thinking of.

August looks set to be a very exciting month for your Sagittarius. The month begins with no less than four planets (Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and retrograde Venus) in your house of overseas travel, spirituality, publishing, philosophy and study all in the creative and dynamic fire sign Leo. Even better news is that these Leo planets are linked in with revolutionary Uranus in another fire sign, Aries, meaning that whatever you want to achieve this month in any of the above-mentioned areas, you’ll have the passion, desire and courage to take action. This month’s new moon on the 15th is also in Leo and as if that weren’t enough, action planet Mars moves into Leo on the 9th for a seven week visit. Perhaps you’ll be heading off on an exciting trip or combining travel, business and/or study in some way. Or maybe you’ll be going on retreat; expanding your horizons with a new study course or overseas jaunt; starting to write that book or simply contemplating the meaning of life. You could even decide to move overseas or start up an international business. The only word of warning is that Venus will be retrograde all month in a challenging angle to Saturn which could produce some obstacles or delays. The Pisces full moon on the 30th will highlight any imbalance between your work and home life. Mercury and your ruling planet Jupiter shift into your career sector in mid-August, meaning any seeds you’ve been planting over the past year will come to fruition making the period 2015-16 an extremely fortunate one for all things professional.

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