Dear Readers

I take my retrogrades seriously.

                   ...and eclipses.

Back in June, I wrote, “Take a look around because things are going to look very different by the end of the summer.” Did that prove to be true in your own life? It certainly has for me. If you've been a long time follower, you’ll notice that things look a little different around here.


Astrology helps us understand that life moves in seasons and cycles.

Life is always changing - in small or large doses.

Writing the monthly astrology report has been my sadhana for the last 3 years. When I first launched, I decided that it didn’t matter if anyone read my blog or not – it would be a practice for me to strengthen my skills as an astrologer. It’s been a wonderful experience but it's time for me to let go (for the time being) and focus on growing my practice in new ways. 

The retrogrades and eclipses have offered me invaluable insight as to how I can grow professionally and personally. Thus, I have decided to take the remainder of the year to focus on more creative pursuits (as opposed to linear) in preparation for a web relaunch in the new year.  I will continue to post (sporadically, however, for the remainder of the year I will be focusing on my final level of astrological certification as well as giving predictions for 2019 as the keynote speaker for LCAA's holiday party. 

Since launching AstroLuminus in June 2015, I have kept up with the monthly reports, given hundreds of readings, looked at thousands of charts, completed two additional levels of astrological certification to become an NCGR-PAA Level III practitioner; I have been published over 30 times writing horoscopes for,, as well as contributing pieces to various astrological publications; I have offered 3 lectures to my local organization (LCAA), as well as a lunch lecture at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in Michigan. On top of all of these professional leaps, I recently got married. Whew! (did I mention I also have a full time job?)

Speaking of partnerships, my final level of certification involves demonstrating one's consultation skills in a one-on-one dialogue. Wherever you have Capricorn in your chart is going to get ALL the action next year. Capricorn rules my 7th house of partnerships, so I am doing my best to get a head start by un-busying myself and making more time to connect with people. 

I am grateful to all of you who have followed along, supported my work and reached out to express their appreciation. I love writing and I love the monthly forecasts and look forward to resuming in the future. But in the meantime, follow me on Instagram @astrocatherine or on Facebook at Catherine Luminus Urban for more spontaneous astrology posts!

Thanks for journeying with me and please stay tuned!

Love, Catherine Urban,NCGR-PAA III