Here we are again on the brink of another Mercury retrograde period, the third and final one of this year. The planet will station at 29°15’ Sagittarius, a mutable, Fire sign.
The twenty-ninth degree of any zodiac sign is rather special, it is known as the anaretic degree (29°0’-29°59’).
“The 29th degree appears to carry both omen and overture, it speaks of some sort of unproven karma and stands out among other degrees as a harbinger of change” writes astrologer Michele Adler*.
Mercury is not only stationing retrograde it is still out-of-bounds [...]
….“The Storyteller’s Moon”
On the 3rd of December there will be a Full Moon at 11°40’ Gemini, as we all know, full moons are when matters that have been simmering under the surface emerge to be dealt with. This lunation occurs on the 3rd-9th house axis (Gemini-Sagittarius) in traditional astrology; how I think vs how they think, short trips vs long journeys, reason vs intuition etc. Both signs are concerned with gathering and spreading knowledge as well as education and travel.
It will most affect those with planets or angles in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces between [...]
…..will we see clearly now?
In earlier days Neptune was known as the planet of “chaos” meaning that the planet has little or no action upon the physical plane, it’s sphere of influence being largely confined to the psychic or emotional plane and….its influence in the natal chart will depend upon the native’s ability to respond to its vibrations.*
Neptune turns direct on the 22nd November at 11° 28’ of Pisces, its own sign. This means that uncertainties or lack of clarity that you have been internalizing and that may have surfaced from the past, finally start to lift as the[...]
With 4 planets in the mutable signs including a natal, stationary Saturn at 25°32’ Virgo I have been obviously very attentive to transiting Saturn’s sojourn in Sagittarius over the last two and a half years.
Having had a third and final exact square from the transiting planet to my natal Saturn (in 11th, rules 3rd and the traditional 4th and the transit was in my 2nd) on the 10th November I’ve clearly been keeping track of the planet even more accurately over the last couple of weeks and now I can safely say that Saturn is galloping towards Capricorn in true Sagittarius fashion! In[...]
Scorpio is a Fixed, Water sign which deals with emotions and feelings on a deep level, therefore on this New Moon we should feel encouraged to seed any new projects with the right amount of fervour and commitment if we wish to see them manifest during the month to come. It would also be wise not to include emotional blackmail and desire to win at all costs as part of our intentions.
The Lunation will occur at 26°19’ Scorpio and the Sun-Moon duo will be standing alone in the sky (if the trine to the Centaur - or comet or planetoid, whichever you prefer - Chiron is excluded). This fact [...]
happiness at all costs?
Venus conjoins Jupiter at 7°20’ Scorpio, the lesser and the greater Benefic together. Per sé this isn’t really a big deal since it happens approximately once a year, what is particular this time, and therefore more outstanding, is that the two planets are also parallel to each other at 13° South of the celestial equator* adding more strength to the conjunction (1). When planets are parallel in declination they also act as if in conjunction reinforcing the “togetherness” of the aspect.
What do you deeply love, what makes you happy, where are you [...]