I thought this may be useful for any beginners out there to help them remember the planetary rulers of each sign, the slower planets: Uranus (Aquarius), Neptune (Pisces) and Pluto (Scorpio) are not included in this diagram since it come from an antique text of Arabian astrology.
Image taken from "L'arte dell'Astrologia" Al-Biruni...translated by Giuseppe Bezza (2005 edition) p 72 "Associazione Culturale Mimesis", Milan Italy
There will be a New Moon an annular Solar Eclipse at 9°21’ Virgo on the first of September.
Solar Eclipses repeat close to the same degree and sign every 19 years and usually indicate major endings and new beginnings. The last Solar Eclipse at 9°39’ Virgo took place in 1997, although it belonged to the Saros cycle 18 North* whilst the present eclipse belongs to the Saros cycle 19 North*, what was going on in your life back then? Also, what is in need of change now on the house axis where Virgo-Pisces is to be found in your natal chart?
It is an annular eclipse which means that a [...]
…..a good ride for Virgo???
Mercury starts his third retrograde period this year in the Earth signs and more precisely in his own sign of Virgo. He stops in his tracks at 29° 04’ on the 30th of August.
Virgo is all about details and collecting information that can serve us now or at a future date, order, attention to health and diet and being helpful to others are also part of his characteristics. Mercury is at home in this sign so I’m thinking that this may not be too bad a retrograde for you Virgos out there.
During a retrograde we internalize the planet’s features, so [...]
…the friendship Moon The Full Moon this month falls at 25°52’ of the sign of Aquarius, a Fixed, Air sign ruled by Saturn (traditional ruler) and Uranus (modern ruler). Full Moons are times of harvest and completion when things concerning the house in the natal chart with Aquarius on its cusp can’t possibly get any better nor any worse for that matter. Aquarius is the sign of friendship and group activity, it’s about being independent and inventive whilst being part of a larger group of like-minded people as we work towards a common goal. The Full Moon falls on the 11th-5th – [...]
Saturn will end its annual retrograde period on the 12th of August stationing direct at 9°46’ Sagittarius.
During this retrograde you will indeed have had the opportunity to renegotiate and review any past activities or commitments that have been a source of frustration for you. Having had a chance to tie up loose ends and finish uncompleted tasks in the matters of the house it is transiting in as well as perhaps having said “NO” to others if this meant a big “YES” for you!
Contemporary American astrologer, Noel Tyl, writes that the Saturn retrograde is a pause for [...]
…and it’s time to take that leap of faith
After just over two months in the sign of Scorpio, which it rules together with Pluto, and perhaps a little worse for wear, at least from a psychological point of view, Mars takes on the clothes of the philosopher as he enters the optimistic, truth-loving sign of Sagittarius.
Here he will be able to express his energy in a more open way and much less on the psychological battle field.
On a global level we will still see his aptitude for fighting, this time for or against belief systems especially on foreign fronts through waging war in the[...]