….and more so when he rides it backwards!
Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus on 28th April 2016. Mercury in this Fixed, Earth sign can be associated with common sense, down-to-earth thinking and practical intelligence with an eye on security and self-worth issues. When contrasted in the natal chart, he could turn narrow-minded, stubborn, inflexible and suspicious of new ideas and theories. In all cases he takes his time to make decisions but once made they usually become irrevocable.
Mercury will station retrograde at 23°26’ on the 28th of April and turn direct at 14°20’ [...]
On April 22nd there will be a Full Moon at 2°03’ in the Fixed, Water sign of Scorpio.
Full Moons are also known to be times when things climax, when we decide that enough is enough for certain aspects of our life because we avert an intensified conflict between two major areas of our life and we need to find a way to honour both.
They shine a light on the area that is “hidden” and in this case, in traditional astrology, all matters concerning the 8th house (sex, joint finances, taxes, occult, psyche) and the sign of Scorpio. The axis involved is the 2nd-8th and involves questions [...]
On Sunday 17th April we’ll have a national referendum here in Italy to decide whether we want to cancel the law governing the Off Shore Oil Drilling licences.
I thought it would be interesting to pull up the national chart for Italy and compare it to the transits on Sunday evening when the polls will be closed.
For those of you who are not familiar with the houses in mundane astrology, here’s a quick guide:
The origins of the country
The wealth of the country
Education and propaganda
Culture and collective celebrations
The neighbouring [...]
The two rulers of Scorpio, Mars the traditional ruler and Pluto the modern one, both station retrograde on the same day this year. Whilst Pluto has a yearly retrograde season, Mars only goes retrograde once every two years so it’s quite an event on its own but this time it also coincides with the beginning of the Pluto retrograde too.
Mars will stop in his tracks at 8°54’ Sagittarius backtracking to enter Scorpio (his own sign) on the 28th of May, continuing his journey in reverse mode until he stations direct at 23°03’ Scorpio on the 29th June.
Mars is energy at its purest [...]
I’m posting a link to one of my fellow astrologers’ websites, her name is Faith Thomas of InsightAstrology and she’s been so kind and generous as to publish one of my more recent articles about Secondary Progressions. Faith is a very gifted self-taught astrologer in the evolutionary tradition with a particular interest in the soul growth potential of relationships, outer planet transits and the mysterious and sometimes painful ways of Pluto. Check out her site, it's well worth the visit.
As astrologers we have [...]
There will be a New Moon at 18°04’ of Aries, a Cardinal, Fire sign on the 7th of April.
New Moons are great times to set your intentions about new projects to undertake in the month to come so try to take some quiet time to think about what you would like or need to change in the matters of the house where the New Moon takes place in your chart.
This New Moon is the second of six super Moons since it is at its perigee (its nearest point to the Earth) and thus enhancing its effect on tides, earth movements and psyches. It is also supercharged by being [...]