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After years of requests, I am finally offering Astrology Classes!

CONTACT NUMBER: 714.323.3353 (call or text to sign up)

COURSE PRICE: $600 for 30 hours of Instruction. Installment payments will be accepted for participation in group instruction. However, individual instruction will only be scheduled after full payment is made.


6 Hours of Individual Instruction
24 Hours of Group Instruction


This portion of the course will be scheduled separately with each student, and be offered at my office Miner’s Village, Suite #209, in Nevada City, California.

Life Purpose Reading (2 hours)
Life Transit Reading (2 hours)
Relationship Reading (2 hours)

Students will personally receive each of these kinds of readings, and learn the basics of how to offer them to others. For the relationship reading, the student will need to invite a friend, family member, co-worker, or romantic partner to participate…or at least provide their birth information and get permission for their birth chart to be examined.

Students will receive a copy of their Birth Chart, as well as a Birth Chart Summary Report.


These classes will be held at The Acorn School of Herbal Medicine at the address stated above.

5:30 to 6:00 PM – Birthday Party (Snacks, refreshments, & a birthday song for anyone who was born with their Sun in the Zodiac Sign being discussed that month)

6:00 to 7:00 PM – Public Class (Open to anyone at $20 per person, if not registered for the full course)
You will learn…
…the Esoteric Meaning of your Sun Sign
…the Vice for your Sun Sign
…the Virtue for you Sun Sign
…your Ruling Planet
…your personal Tarot Card
…your personal Norse Rune
…your Sacred Grove Tree

7:00 to 7:30 PM – Break

7:30 to 8:30 PM – Private Class (Open only to students registered for the full course)
You will learn…
…the astrology of the 12 Zodiac Signs
…the astrology of the 12 Houses, including the Ascendant, Descendant, Nadir, & Midheaven
…the astrology of all the planets
…the astrology of the Lunar Nodes (North & South)
…the astrology of the main Asteroids (Astraea, Juno, Hygiea, Pallas, & Vesta)
…the astrology of the main Centaurs (Chiron, Chariklo, Pholus, & Nessus)
…the astrology of Black Moon Lilith
…the myths associated with each of these astrological aspects, as well as how the stories are told through people’s lives
…the Sacred Geometry of the angles between aspects in an astrological chart



Blessings on this New Moon in Gemini!

Gemini corresponds to The Lovers in the Tarot. Esoterically, the symbolism relates to the balancing of masculine and feminine energies under the auspices of spirit. This is the Hieros Gamos, or “Sacred Marriage”.

What will be highlighted at this time is where the masculine and feminine are in harmonious union, and where this balance is missing. Aspects of relationships that no longer serve our higher purpose will need to be realigned, or relinquished.

Gemini also relates to breath and communication. Remember that all words are sacred and we profane this gift when we use our speech to bring harm to ourselves, through our inner dialogue, or to others.

If you need support, individually or with your relationship, then please contact me.

Text or Call: 714.323.3352


~ Alan Schaub



The short answer is YES!

The long answer is that the conflict we are experiencing is NECESSARY for our individual and collective development.

Watch for CONFLICT over issues involving SELF-CARE, CARE OF OTHERS, SUPPORT, RESOURCES, and PARENTING today, as well as for the next seven days. New issues may arise. Old issues may also resurface, or come to a critical point.

Today (Wednesday, November 16th, 2016), Ceres joined up with Eris. Ceres is the Great Mother Goddess who NURTURES and NOURISHES us. Eris is the Goddess of Discord, who STARTS FIGHTS. This union continues through the morning of Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016.

Ultimately, this transit is offering us an opportunity for soul growth through these archetypes. The planets do not control us, and we always retain FREE WILL with regard to how we deal with what is presented.

Remember to separate what is NEEDED from what is EXPECTED. It is never the responsibility of one adult to meet the needs of another fully-functional and independent adult. All we can do is communicate our needs in a manner that other people can hear clearly, and then make a REQUEST. A request never begins with “I need you to…”, but rather “Would you be willing to…”.

The addition of CHILDREN obviously complicates the picture. As parents, we are responsible for meeting the needs of our children until such time as they are able to meet their own needs or someone else accepts responsibility for their care.

LEGAL issues might come into play with Astraea (Goddess of Justice) in the mix. This is especially true today. As always, Astraea asks us to decide what we need to hold onto and what we need to cut loose in order to find BALANCE in our lives. Be careful that the decisions that you make in this regard are conscious responses, rather than unconscious reactions. Balance is found by SLOW, CAREFUL ADJUSTMENTS and not large jumps to either side of the scale.

HEALTH issues may come up that complicate everything, especially on November 20th, 21st, and 22nd when Hygeia (Goddess of Health) is involved.

In some ways, this is a continuation of my previous prediction of THE GREAT FOOD FIGHT beginning the Summer Solstice (June 20th) of 2016. The joining up of Ceres, Uranus, and Eris astrologically was reflected in world events by The Venezuela Food Riots.

I am not saying this will happen in other countries. However, as a precaution, I strongly suggest that people STORE A WEEK’S WORTH OF FOOD AND WATER.

The DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE PROTEST was another reflection of the joining of Ceres, Uranus, and Eris. In this case, Ceres is associated with both oil and water. Uranus is related to rebellion and protest. Eris is connected to conflict, strife, discord, war, violence, chaos, and lawlessness.

The big difference between the current astrological weather report is that Ceres and Eris are again joined up, but Uranus is not exactly together with them…yet. As Ceres moves away from Eris, it simultaneously joins up with Uranus on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. Obviously, this is THANKSGIVING and the following day. This is interesting, since Ceres relates to specifically to food. I would rather be at home during this time, and yet I am not suggesting that anyone cancel their travel plans. The best advice when Uranus is involved is to EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED.

Uranus is aspecting Chiron between November 26th and December 27th, 2016. The chances of “VEHICLE” PROBLEMS during this time period are increased. This could involve your car, your motorcycle, your physical body, or any other personal vehicle. Where these moving celestial bodies fit with regard to each individual’s birth chart will determine how much of an issue this becomes for those individuals. The only way to know, for sure, is to look at your own birth chart and these transits. This probably requires the assistance of a professional astrologer.

January 25th through Valentine’s Day of 2016, WOUNDS AROUND VIOLENCE might come up. This includes anything that might have created PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Feeling old wounds is also potentially an opportunity to find healing.

Whenever powerful negative feelings arise, ask yourself when you have felt that way before. Trace it back to the EARLIEST MEMORY possible. This will help separate those previous wounds from whatever is triggering them in the present.

Jupiter EXPANDS CONFLICT when it opposes Eris from February 15th through March 5th, 2017. I would not be surprised if the types of conflicts that we have seen recently will continue and escalate even further, which includes but is not limited to the following:

The Dakota Access Pipeline protests,

The Black Lives Matter protests (,

The Donald Trump Presidency Protests (,

The Russia / Ukraine Conflict (,

and The Syrian Civil War (

The biggest transit coming up begins on February 26th of 2017. This is when Uranus teams up with Eris again. Mars joins with the two of them that evening and the following day. Therefore, we have Uranus (PROTEST & REBELLION), Eris (CONFLICT, STRIFE, DISCORD, WAR, VIOLENCE, CHAOS, & LAWLESSNESS), and Mars (aggression, police, use of force) working together.

Uranus and Eris remain together until March 18th, 2017. I believe it is *possible* that some extreme action is taken before Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17th). I suspect this could even be as severe as DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW. My best guess for when this might happen is March 15th, when the Sun, Pallas Athena, and Chiron meet up. I am hoping that this does not happen, however.

“During peacetime, we must prepare for war. During wartime, we must prepare for peace.” ~ Sun Tzu

“Fate is what is presented to us. Destiny is what we make of it.” ~ Alan Schaub

Healing Our Fractured Soul

“When we feel the most fractured, love is often the only thing that will hold us together.”

~ Alan Schaub

Powerful transits are building that will continue through the end of September. They encompass the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 1, 2016, the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on September 16, 2016 (Sun in Virgo, Moon in Pisces), as well as the Fall Equinox on September 22, 2016.

Be extremely careful that conflict does not escalate into violence. This could happen quite suddenly, and unexpectedly. Old wounds around conflict and violence might surface. There is a tremendous opportunity for healing here, as well, if the energies are utilized appropriately.

Established structures might become flooded, and overwhelmed. This could occur either outwardly and/or inwardly.

Our safe space might become compromised. This is especially true around September 2, 3, and 4, 2016.

I’ve rarely seen this level challenging transits all at once. Be especially gentle with yourself and others.

Please call or text, any time of the day or night, if you need support and want to schedule a session: 714 323-3352

Neptune-Saturn square = 8/29 through 9/30/2016
Uranus-Eris conjunction with Chiron in aspect = 9/3 through 9/13/2016
Pluto in opposition to Vesta = 9/2, 9/3, and 9/4/2016
Fall Equinox = 9/22/2016


Even when peace is not the current state of affairs in our lives, we can strive to maintain peace as a state of mind.

~ Alan Schaub

There will be a full moon lunar eclipse on March 23, 2016. This one will be powerful!


05:02 a.m. PST (Los Angeles)

12:02 p.m. UTC (London)

08:02 a.m EST (New York)

11:02 p.m. AEDT (Sydney)

05:32 p.m. IST (Delhi)


The Sun will be in Aries (God of War) and the Moon will be in Libra (Harmony). Conflict and the resolution of conflict are major themes for this full moon. It will be necessary to be assertive, and take decisive action, in order to re-establish emotional equilibrium.

Chiron (The Wounded-Healer) and Ceres (The Nurturing Mother) will be together with the South Node (Unfinished business from the past), opposing the North Node (The direction of our future). Issues may come up around motherhood, parenting, child support, child custody, child visitation, nurturance, nourishment. Remember to take time for self-care, even while you are caring for others. We must heal the past in order to heal the future.

Pallas Athena (Goddess of Diplomacy) will be opposing Astraea (Goddess of Justice). Legal issues are prominent. The scales of justice seek balance. We must pay the piper. “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.”

These tensions will be reflected within the consciousness of Humanity. If you have any points in your birth chart that connect directly with the aspects above, then these tensions will likely manifest within your life experience as significant opportunities for soul growth related to the keywords outlined above. The best way to determine if this is true is to have an astrologer run your birth chart and then check to see where these current astrological transits fall within it.


I have FAITH, in the past, believing that everything that has happened up until this moment has been necessary for my soul growth.

I have HOPE, in the future, knowing that the total consciousness in the Universe always increases and my unique experience is part of that process.

I am CHARITABLE, in the present, giving my gifts as fully as possible without attachment to outcome and trusting others to do the same.


Please contact me if you want further insight, or need support.

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How can you make the Mercury Retrograde in January of 2016 WORK FOR YOU, instead of against you?

This MERCURY RETROGRADE can be your ALLY, instead of your enemy!

Do you have BAD HABITS that you want to eliminate?

Do have LIFE PATTERNS that you would like to change?

Do you have NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS set and want help achieving these goals?

Maybe you have not made resolutions yet, because you are not sure what you really want or you doubt your ability to achieve them?

This Mercury Retrograde is the perfect time to address any of those issues!


Mercury is the “Messenger of the Gods”. Mercury was the only god who could both ASCEND to Mount Olympus and DESCEND into Hades. These mythological metaphors symbolize that this planet ties together the Self-Conscious (Middle Self) with our Super-Conscious (High Self) and Sub-Conscious (Low Self). When all aspects of our being are united then there is UNLIMITED POTENTIAL!

Mercury is the key to ACTUALIZING INTENTIONS. In the Tarot, Mercury is THE MAGICIAN!


Astrology is an excellent tool for timing magical intentions and increasing the chances of them manifesting.

Mercury STATIONS RETROGRADE on January 5, 2016. This is an excellent time to turn inward and REVIEW.

There are three SIMPLE and EASY processes that can be utilized.

The FIRST PROCESS involves checking in with your NEEDS:
1) Create four columns on a piece of paper, or your computer.
3) List your feelings in the first column. Feelings come from needs being met, or not being met.
4) List your needs in the second column. Make sure they are your needs and not your expectations of others.
5) Group the needs together, if any are related.
6) Imagine what it would be like if these needs were being met. What is your HEART’S DESIRE? Access your INSPIRATION! Use your IMAGINATION!

We will come back to the third and fourth columns later.


The Sun and Pluto meet up the same day the Mercury retrograde begins. The Sun is our LIFE EXPRESSION and CREATIVITY. Pluto is the power of TRANSFORMATION. Pluto is also WILL-POWER. Inspiration leads to ASPIRATION. Imagination leads to MOTIVATION.

The SECOND PROCESS involves SELF-EVALUATION and generating energy to CREATE CHANGE. On a separate piece of paper, or page on your computer, write out these four simple questions:
1) What do I WANT?
This is the WATER ELEMENT. This picture comes out of the first process outlined above. State what you want aloud.

2) What am I DOING to get what I want?
This is the EARTH ELEMENT. If I only have control over my own thoughts, words, and actions, then how am I utilizing these resources? State what you are currently doing with your thoughts, words, and actions aloud.

3) Is what I am doing to get what I want WORKING?
This is the AIR ELEMENT. How do I measure progress, or lack thereof? How long am I willing to wait? If things do not change, how long am I willing to tolerate it? State whether or not what you are currently doing is working aloud.

4) If what I am doing to get what I want is not working, then what am I WILLING TO CHANGE?
This is the element of FIRE. The idea is to create energy for change (Fire). This then feeds back into the first question of what you want (water). State your intent to change aloud. Create passion!

Cycle through these questions as many times as necessary in order to gain clear answers.


Saturn conjoins Venus on January 8, 2016. Venus relates to what we LOVE and DESIRE. Saturn relates to MANIFEST REALITY.

The THIRD PROCESS is usually the greatest EMOTIONAL RISK for people. Here is where we finish filling in the sections began in the first process, now that we have gained emotional momentum from the second process.

The THIRD PROCESS is as follows:
1) In the third column, write out requests of yourself. Start each one with “Would I be willing…” What requests could you make of yourself in order to get your needs met and accomplish your heart’s desire?
2) In the fourth column, write out requests of others. Start each one with “Would you be willing…” What requests could you make of others to help you get your needs met and manifest your heart’s desire?

You do not need to actually make these requests, yet. Simply ask write out the REQUESTS OF YOURSELF and REQUESTS OF OTHERS that you are considering.


The NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN is on January 9, 2016. The new moon is a good time for planting seeds. Capricorn relates to ESTABLISHING STRUCTURES and GIVING FORM.

Write out a clear and concise VISION STATEMENT, based on the First Process and Second Process above. The length ought to be no more than one short paragraph.

Phrase it in the POSITIVE, in terms of what you want rather than what you do not want.

Phrase it in the PRESENT TENSE, as if you already have achieved your vision.

Begin reciting this Vision Statement as an AFFIRMATION OF INSPIRATION every night before you go to bed, like a mantra. Make sure to charge it with the emotional energy gained from the First Process and Second Process above. Really want it!


MERCURY STATIONS DIRECT on January 25, 2016.

Write out a clear and concise MISSION STATEMENT, based on the Third Process above. What are you going to ask of yourself and others in order to manifest your vision (heart’s desire)?

Begin reciting this Mission Statement as an AFFIRMATION OF ASPIRATION every day when you wake up. Be serious about it!



Begin taking action to make your dreams come true!


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Make this Mercury Retrograde work for you, instead of against you.




There are some big astrological transits in play, right now!

Jupiter moved up to a position opposite Chiron today. This creates a dynamic tension that may EXPAND OLD WOUNDS.

There may be a feeling that optimism, enthusiasm, expansion of horizons, and long-term planning are blocked until these wounds are addressed. One of my mottos is “EMPATHY BEFORE PROBLEM-SOLVING.”


Simultaneously, Uranus is opposite Juno. Juno is the goddess of marriage. This brings an UNPREDICTABILITY to relationships and marriages. It also might bring up tendencies towards IMPULSIVITY, and a need for FREEDOM or CHANGE. Ultimately, though, the ENERGETIC VIBRATION of relationships is seeking to be RAISED.


On November 8th, Hygeia joins with Jupiter and they both oppose Chiron. Hygeia is the goddess of health. Rather than only the wounds being magnified, the OPPORTUNITIES might also now be expanded.


November 11th is the New Moon in Scorpio. Avoid holding on to GRUDGES. There might also be a tendency towards “ALL OR NOTHING” thinking and actions. The gift of Scorpio is the opportunity for RENEWAL.


During this entire time, Juno is at the front of a chain of planets (stellium) with Jupiter and Hygeia at the tail end. The message seems to be that we need to pull from PAST LESSONS OF HEALING and APPLY THAT WISDOM TO PRESENT RELATIONSHIPS.


Astraea is in the mix from November 2nd through November 4th. Astraea is the goddess of justice, so LEGAL ISSUES might come up.


These energies will likely be experienced on a more personal level if you have anything at 17 degrees of *any* sign in your birth chart. The only way to know, for sure, is to check your birth chart.


I offer astrological readings, spiritual life coaching, and couples coaching. Please feel free to contact me if you want more insights into these transits, and how to deal with them.

The first 15 minutes of the first session is FREE to new clients, with absolutely not obligation to continue. Otherwise, I charge only $1 per minute and sessions can be of any length.

I can work with people over the phone, or through Skype, if you do not live in the area of my office located in Nevada City, California.

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New Moon In Virgo September 2015


The exact time of the NEW MOON IN VIRGO will be close to midnight (11:41 PM PDT) on Saturday, September 12, 2015. In the eastern portion of the United States, it will be at 2:41 AM EDT on Sunday, September 13.

I think this transit could be challenging for some people. The opportunities for soul growth might be especially significant for those who have any aspects at 19 or 20 degrees of any sign. Please check your birth chart to know for sure. For new clients, I am willing to provide a copy of your birth chart, as well as a 15 minute reading. Both are FREE!

The Sun and Moon will be together (conjunct) at 20 degrees of Virgo. This is a perfect opportunity to make ourselves “virginal”, in a spiritual sense, and receptive to the Divine Impulse. This is a good time for rituals to purify ourselves on every level. In this manner, we may conceive our own “magical child” within the virgin vessel of our being, meaning awakening to our True Self.

The Tarot card for Virgo is the Hermit. Take some time to withdraw from the world and focus on your own integrity, meaning alignment with your needs and values. Take care of your health, including setting healthy boundaries.

Once the new moon ends, having taken care of yourself, you will be in a better position to offer sacred service to others. This is symbolized by the lamp that the Hermit extends towards the outer world from his place of refuge.

Chiron (The Wounded-Healer) will be at 19 degrees of Pisces, opposing the Sun and Moon. Chiron, as an astronomical body, orbits between Saturn and Uranus. The Tarot card for Saturn is The World, which is our Lower Nature. The Tarot card for Uranus is the Fool, which is our Higher Nature. The depiction of Chiron in mythology as a centaur, or half man / half horse, represents the union of higher and lower natures. However, Chiron was the only centaur who was immortal. Whatever wounds may come up for you, remember your own divinity. Strive to align your lower nature / vehicle (body, car, etc.) with your higher nature. Also, lift your wounds from your lower heart (resentment, feeling sorry for yourself, etc.) to your higher heart (compassion towards self and others).

Uranus (The Great Awakener) will be at 19 degrees of Aries, also aspecting the Sun, Moon, and Chiron. Uranus is our antennae to the Divine, and represents Universal Consciousness. Take as much time for meditation as you are able leading up to the full moon. What you will notice afterwards is an increase of synchronistic experiences where you *seem* to be “at the right place at the right time”, without conscious effort. Of course, there are no coincidences. This is simply the view of our ego, which is the illusion of separation.

Saturn is passing through the final degree of Scorpio. If you have anything at 29 degrees of any sign then this might impact you more directly. We are passing through the eye of the needle!

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May 10 through May 18, 2015 is a series of opportunities for REGENERATION and TRANSFORMATION.

On May 10 through May 13, Hygeia (health) will be in opposition to Pluto. Hygeia is the Goddess of Health. Pluto is the POWER OF THE PHOENIX, rising from its own ashes. The collective theme of these transits is PURGING OUTWORN HABITS and then FANNING THE FLAMES OF VIBRANT HEALTH.

On May 14, Jupiter conjoins Juno in Leo. Leo relates to romantic love. Jupiter is the power of expanding horizons. Juno is the Goddess of Marriage. Together this creates the image of a couple recognizing what they have is SPECIAL, and deciding to SET LONG TERM GOALS together.

On May 18, Jupiter and Juno move up to a position that brings in the energy of Pluto. This is the focal point of these astrological transits, when the potential for REJUVENATION OF HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP is maximized.

At this same time (May 18), Mercury and the Moon are together in Gemini. The Tarot Trump for Gemini is The Lovers. The overall picture is one of a COUPLE ENGAGED IN EMPATHETIC COMMUNICATION.

Please CONTACT me if you would like to know where these aspects fall in your BIRTH CHART, as well as how they might impact your health and/or relationships.

COUPLES COACHING is also available, upon request. <3


Do you need assistance with RELATIONSHIP HEALING?

Today is the NEW MOON IN ARIES.

One might think that the Sun and Moon both in Aries might place an emphasis on SELF-EXPRESSION and CARE OF PERSONAL NEEDS. This is true!

There is also a combination of energies in play that may offer the potential for HEALING, particularly with regard to RELATIONSHIP. Unless we assert our individual needs, healthy partnership is impossible.

The key to these astrological transits is a FINGER OF GOD (Yod) pointing directly at the NORTH NODE IN LIBRA. This aspect says, “There is a major opportunity for soul growth if you LOOK HERE and DO THIS!”

The North Node indicates where the energies are moving. In this case, Libra is the sign of PARTNERSHIP and HARMONY.

The South Node is the past, including PAST LIVES. In this case, the South Node is aspecting Vesta, Neptune, and Hygeia.

Vesta and Neptune are conjoined, which translates to holding sacred space (Vesta) for unconditional love (Neptune). Can you see yourself and your partner as EVOLVING SOULS and offer each other UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, even when there are aspects of each of you and your relationship that you may not like?

There is a beautiful trine between this conjunction (Vesta and Neptune) with Hygeia (goddess of healing), which indicates the potential available for HEALING.

Mercury (communication) is aspecting Venus (love), which is supportive of EMPATHETIC COMMUNICATION.

Pluto (god of the dead and guardian of riches in the underworld) is aspecting Lilith (wound of the divine feminine when her trust has been broken with the masculine). If we can FACE THE SHADES OF THE PAST, then we can RECOGNIZE UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP PATTERNS. There is a wealth of emotional resources to be mined and utilized in relationship if the unconscious habits that limit intimacy can be made conscious. Instead of continuously reacting in an unconscious manner, we can begin truly RESPONDING CONSCIOUSLY.

Saturn aspecting Ceres gives STRUCTURE and COMMITMENT to NURTURANCE in order to make all this happen.

A grouping of aspects is being formed called a MYSTIC RECTANGLE. Three of the corners are formed by Venus, Ceres, and Saturn. The fourth corner is a pairing of Jupiter (expansion) and Juno (marriage) in Leo (romantic love).

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