Mercury ingresses the sign of Libra on August 28th 2015 and the same day it enters its shadow period, that is, it is moving forward through the degrees of Libra that it will backtrack over during the retrograde movement. Although the actual retrograde period itself goes from 17th September 2015 (15°50’) to 9th October 2015 (0°54’) its shadow period terminates on the 24th October 2015. I believe that the shadow period is as important as the actual retrograde period itself.
During the whole period therefore it means that we will have the opportunity to re-think any ideas or decisions we [...]
This Saturday there will be a full Moon in Pisces. In the Western world we tend to indulge ourselves in feeling-based activities on full Moon days but in Tibetan Buddhist monastic tradition this is a day devoted to the purification of “negative” karma during which people are encouraged to indulge less, thus creating space to contemplate the true nature of reality.
In traditional astrology the Pisces Full Moon is connected to the 12-6th house axis and the Pisces/Virgo opposition, in short; in the 12th house our energy goes with the flow whilst in the 6th house we arrange our energy ie.:[...]
So now that Jupiter is firmly into the sign of Virgo we might like to have an idea of what a Jupiter transit could mean in each of the houses. Bear in mind that Jupiter will still have the Virgo flavour to it whatever house, planet or angle it is transiting in your chart.
Where Jupiter transits you find that life flows easily and that your plans have a better chance of being successful. Since Jupiter is the planet of growth and enlargement this can also make you put on weight especially if aspects to your natal Sun are also involved. Its transit also opens our mind and our consciousness to [...]
As promised in my article “Mars in Cancer and a task for you” posted on June 21st here is a synthesis of my experience of Mars in Cancer as it made multiple and simultaneous aspects to planets and angles in my natal chart.
The first exact multiple and simultaneous contacts were:
Mars conjunct Uranus and trine Ascendant… the whole period of the transit saw me trying to assert my individuality (Mars transiting 9th) and I did this through my knowledge of astrology (Uranus) since I was preparing the August horoscopes on the day the conjunction became exact, I was also striving to widen [...]
There will be a New Moon at 21°31’ Leo on the 14th of August.
In his book “Moon Phase Astrology”, author Raven Kaldera describes this moon as the “Sun Child’s Moon” a creature of smiling, radiant light. The people born under this moon phase in Leo have a tremendous zest for life and love to be looked at, making people gasp and drop their jaws as they charm the pants off them!
During the Sun Child’s Moon we are invited to concentrate on our own creativity in any endeavour we might undertake since this is a good time to shine, even if you’re not used to the limelight, or to [...]
Jupiter, or Zeus as the ancient Greeks knew him, was the King of the Olympian gods. He was omniscient, knowing and seeing everything as well as dispensing good and evil not only in the Heavens but also among the mortals on the Earth. Although married to a very jealous spouse (Hera) he managed nevertheless to have many extra-marital affairs with goddesses and mortals alike thus producing an incredible number of children who he always left to be raised by others.
So we associate Jupiter with growth, expansion and luck which, if exaggerated, can also lead to greed and dissatisfaction in some [...]