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  • MERCURY ENTERS THE SIGN OF VIRGO 31ST JULY 2016

    …..and nit-picky and worrisome come to my mind One of my Italian colleagues reminded me that today Mercury has entered Virgo, one of the signs it rules and that it will remain there an unusually long time, well over the month that it habitually stays in one sign. It will in fact leave Virgo on the 7th of October this year. During that time it will also make the third of its annual retrograde periods which this year all take place in the Earth signs. I will be writing more in detail about this nearer the time. Mercury in Virgo is very analytical and rather sceptical and could also [...]

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    NEW MOON IN LEO ON 2nd AUGUST 2016

    ….creativity, love, respect, discipline and dreams There will be a New Moon at 10°57’ Leo on the 2nd of August. New Moons are times when the Sun and Moon are conjoined in the same degree of the same sign and this causes the Moon to remain hidden from our view. It’s a moment to set intentions for the coming month regarding the matters of the house where it falls in our natal chart. New Moons can be seen as moments of “seeding”. The Moon in Leo finds itself on the 5-11th axis in the traditional zodiac wheel (Leo-Aquarius), so, me vs them, warm-hearted vs unemotional, [...]

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    URANUS STATIONS RETROGRADE ON THE 29TH JULY 2016

    …… how do I live with instability in this area of my life? Uranus starts his yearly, five-month retrograde period at 24°30’ Aries on the 29th of July. He will end this period at 20°33’ Aries on the 28th of December this year. Uranus has an 84-year orbit and spends roughly 7 years in each sign. After his discovery in 1781 by an amateur astronomer named William Herschel he was given joint ruler-ship of the sign of Aquarius together with its traditional zodiacal ruler Saturn. In the myth Ouranus was the married to Gaia (the Earth), he fathered many children with her but found [...]

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    FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN ON 19TH JULY 2016

      ……..if it’s push and pull between home and work then Uranus could be the light-bulb solution On July 19th there will be a Full Moon at 27°40’ Capricorn, a Cardinal Earth sign and the sign of the Moon’s detriment where it is at least at ease. This Full Moon falls on the traditional 10th-4th axis, work vs home, public vs private, one parent vs another, rigidity vs flexibility etc. Full Moons are peak energy times, “now or never” moments regarding any projects we have initiated or intentions set at the preceding New Moon fourteen days ago. In his book “Moon [...]

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    NEW MOON IN CANCER ON 4TH JULY 2016

    ……planetary rendezvous in Cancer and heads up for spill-over! On the 4th of July there will be a New Moon at 12°54’ in the sign of Cancer. New Moons are the moment we set our intentions for the month ahead regarding the house where the New Moon falls in our chart but we now have four of the ten planets transiting in this sign making it a very emotionally energetic period particularly for the Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phases” calls this the “Daughter’s Moon” and likens it to the myth of Demeter and her [...]

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