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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.







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Relationship planets Venus and Mars combine forces in your romance and pleasure sector in early September, 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.  You could also find yourself reviewing a past relationship and deciding whether or not to rekindle it.  Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system shifted into your health and wellbeing sector for a year-long stay last month, so September is a good time to make changes to your health routine.  Over the next twelve months you’ll have the 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.  Finally, watch out for the lunar eclipse in Aries at the full moon on the 28th September. Eclipses traditionally mark endings and new beginnings, both internally and externally. Coinciding with Saturn’s re-entry into fellow fire sign Sagittarius, this Aries full moon encourages you to take some calculated risks then work hard over the coming months to bring your dreams to fruition.


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Ruling planet Venus has been retrograde in your home and family sector since late July and though she starts moving forward again in early September, you’ll be dealing with the fallout from the past few weeks for the rest of the month. The Venus retrograde cycle offers you the chance to get in touch with your deepest feelings and work out what you truly value at a heart level. Most of the time we work things out in our head, but when Venus travels backwards the information comes through the body in the form of gut feelings, emotional outbursts, sudden clarity and ‘out of character’ behaviour. Pay attention to all these signals and if you sense that something’s not working or needs to be changed (especially on the family front), don’t use logic to overrule how you really feel - the information you receive during Venus retrograde can be life-changing or heart-breaking but it will be correct. If you’re thinking of buying property, do your research this month, but wait until late September/October before committing to a purchase or signing a contract. Finally, Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, moved into fellow earth sign Virgo on the 11th August for a year-long visit offering you special opportunities to achieve your potential; manifest your creative ideas and make your dreams come true. This is also an excellent placement for romance, artistic endeavours and finding true love. 



In mid-August, lucky Jupiter moved into your home and family sector for the first time in twelve years.  Jupiter will be in residence here for the next 12 months 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.  Social life looks good in early September with a Venus-Mars conjunction inspiring you to get out and about in your local neighbourhood.  Later in the month, ruling planet Mercury turns retrograde on the 18th September in fellow air sign Libra for the following three weeks.  Take time to slow down a little, deal with unfinished business and bring your life back into balance.  And with spring just around the corner, September is the ideal month to focus on improving your diet, fitness and all things health-related.  Being an air sign, you tend to live in your head and ignore the messages from that precious body of yours!



In mid-August Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system shifted from your money house to your communication sector where he will stay until the middle of next year.  If you’re a typical Cancerian, the last 12 months should have brought good fortune on the financial front, but over the next year it’s time to turn your attention to exploring communication in a fresh way.  Perhaps you’ll learn a new language or host your own radio show.  Or maybe you’ll become more active on social networks or upgrade your website and computer equipment.  Marketing, brainstorming, networking, gossiping, selling, writing, broadcasting - it doesn't matter what you do, but make sure you get out and about in your local neighbourhood and community and strut your stuff!  Others will be impressed by your talents and abilities, meaning September 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.  A lunar eclipse at the late September full moon will help you find a balance between your domestic and professional life. 
Leo 9th-11th Last month's new moon in Leo offered you a boost of energy and confidence to start new projects and take some calculated risks. You may find yourself wanting to spend time with different types of people as your values and goals start to change.  Love relationships are particularly important this month with a Mars-Venus conjunction in Leo in early September.  Mars is a yang, masculine energy that pushes us to express ourselves sexually and go after what we want while Venus is a yin, feminine energy that seduces and attracts in a more subtle manner.  Put the two together and sparks can fly while passions run deep.  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.  Some Leos will find new love, while others will see their current partner in a whole new light.  On the financial front you can look forward to good times in the months ahead as lucky planet Jupiter begins a one-year journey through your money house.  There’s also a solar eclipse in your money house on the 13th at the Virgo new moon which will force you out of habitual behaviour.  Plant some practical seeds at this springtime new moon and be sure to dream big!


Crack out the champagne Virgo and celebrate.  Not only is it your birthday this month, but Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, known to ancient astrologers as ‘the great benefic’, shifted into Virgo last month and is just waiting to shower you with good fortune and opportunity right through to September next year.  The last time Jupiter was in this part of the zodiac 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.  Things should really start to move after the Virgo solar eclipse on the 13th September. Carpe diem!   



The 23rd September marks the spring equinox when the Sun moves into Libra, a dynamic and inspirational time of year when the days become longer than the nights. Symbolically this is a time to remain open physically and emotionally to prevent stagnation of energy and consider what changes or improvements you would like to see in your life over the coming months. Many people opt for a healthier lifestyle or change their diet. Others engage in a burst of spring cleaning and decluttering. Whatever you do, make sure you welcome the spring in style!   The next 12 months are particularly important for you Libra as you’ll be laying the foundations for the next 12 year Jupiter cycle which begins in September 2016 as Jupiter enters Libra.  The emphasis this year is on quiet, contemplative meditation 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.  Jupiter in Libra is a wonderful time for meeting a life partner, so if you’re frustrated about your single state, think of the 2015-16 period as a time for laying the groundwork for future happiness.   You may even decide to go on retreat to mull over all these matters. 



September is a pivotal month Scorpio – taskmaster Saturn, lord of karma, will be leaving your sign for good in the middle of the month and won’t be back for almost 30 years – that’s definitely something to celebrate! The last couple of years have been a big learning curve for Scorpios – some have soared and grown, while others have been forced to their knees and experienced loss and depression.  Whatever your situation, know that the lessons you have learned were necessary and will help set the scene for future growth.  In the meantime lucky Jupiter has recently shifted into your friendship and networking sector for a year-long stay, bringing new friends, new social activities and new opportunities to meet people who can help you achieve your goals and broaden your horizons. Even though by nature you’re a private person, seize the opportunity to get in touch with anyone whom you think could be helpful 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.  A lunar eclipse on the 28th September will prompt you to take special care of your health. As springtime approaches, make a commitment to look after yourself as well as you possibly can.



August was a special month Sagittarius where you would have seen progress in all the areas that are important to you - long distance travel; connection with foreign people and places; publishing; teaching; broadcasting; studying; or simply sharing your ideas with others.  Also in August, ruling planet Jupiter moved into Virgo lighting up your house of career, awards and achievement, right through to September 2016.  In astrological terms, the tenth house is the top of the tree – the projects you have focused on in recent years will now start to receive the recognition they deserve and it’s time to reap the rewards of all your hard work.  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. Look back to events surrounding 27th August (when Jupiter conjuncted the Sun) for clues as to which areas of your life could take off this year.  Some Sagittarians will experience fame and fortune, while others will simply feel quietly satisfied with the way things are turning out.  Meanwhile, relationship planets Venus and Mars are combining forces in fire sign Leo providing creative inspiration and the ability to dream and plan on a large scale. If you’ve been waiting to tackle a new project or throw your heart into an existing passion, early September is the time to take action.



Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, shifted into fellow earth sign Virgo on the 11th August 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 over the next twelve months. 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.  After all if you’re feeling optimistic and things are going your way, it’s hardly surprising that your spirits and self-esteem will soar, plus this positive vibration will spill over into all your encounters with others.  One word of warning though.  Although all your ducks are lined up to deliver the wonderful opportunities outlined above, it’s up to you to take action to make it happen.  Our bodies force us to eat, sleep and keep warm, but no one will force you to apply to college, book that overseas trip or apply for a Chinese visa. It really is up to you!  And if travel and study are not your scene, the ninth house of your chart (where Jupiter will be for the next year) also rules publishing, broadcasting and legal matters.  All these areas of life are favoured, so just take your pick!   




September is a time for love Aquarius with a passionate Venus-Mars conjunction in Leo in your relationship sector.  Mars is a yang, masculine energy pushes you 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.  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.  Some Aquarians will find new love, while others will see their current partner in a whole new light.  And with Venus retrograde for the first part of September, there could be partners from the past reappearing in your life. On the financial front you can look forward to good times in the months ahead as lucky planet Jupiter begins a one-year journey through your house of investment, inheritances and joint ventures.  There’s also a solar eclipse in your investment house on the 13th at the Virgo new moon which will help you look at money and finance in a new light. September is a great time to pay down debt, clear bills and sort out your taxes, superannuation, investments and insurance. If you are negotiating a settlement of some kind, whether in court, through a lawyer or with a soon-to-be-ex, you should be able to finalise your agreement in the near future.




In mid-August, Jupiter, planet of luck and good fortune, shifted into your house of committed relationship and business partnership for a year-long stay. If you want to find a long term partner; 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!  Jupiter is one of your ruling planets, so male or female, you are about to experience a depth of love, warmth and closeness that may be completely new to you or that you have not felt for a very long time. And if you’re single and despairing of every finding ‘the one’, 2015-16 will be best chance you’ve had for 12 years.  Pisceans in long term relationships should experience a new level of love and affection in their marriage or partnership – definitely something to look forward to!  The only exception to this rule is if a relationship has clearly run its course, in which case Jupiter will bring endings so there can be new beginnings. There’s also a solar eclipse in your relationship sector this month on the 13th at the Virgo new moon.  Solar eclipses also bring endings and new beginnings, forcing us out of ruts and habitual behaviour. Plant practical seeds at this new moon, inject fresh life into your relationship and make sure you dream big! 


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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