time to move forward with decision…
Saturn will end its annual retrograde period on the 5th of September stationing direct at 2°32’ Capricorn (antiscion 27°28’ Sagittarius).
The only significant aspect of the station is a very tight yet separating trine to Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Saturn in his own Cardinal sign, demands pondered and deliberate action yet has to contend with unpredictable Uranus in the Fixed sign of Taurus…something will surely give as the will to restrict merges with an impellent and mandatory need for change.
Three planets are still transiting the sign[...]
….and life suddenly gets a jump start
Mars turns direct on 27th August at 28°36’ Capricorn (antiscion 1°24’ Sagittarius) after a retrograde period lasting two and a half months. Particularly interested here are those with planets or angles at or near this degree in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn). Mars will however remain OOB until the 25th of September, the planet is still rather a long way out in the Southern hemisphere and could still act as a very wild card.
Mars has been more or less at this degree of the late cardinal signs since mid-August and will [...]
“Hello from the other side” (Adele)
Just before midday on Sunday morning (GMT) 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 (1).
The Sun’s dispositor, Mercury, is still in bombastic Leo and swiftly approaching a square to generous Jupiter in Scorpio which is the traditional [...]
The first of six retrograde planets to turn direct...we're loosening up
Mercury’s 3-week retrograde period will end on the 18th of August at 11°33’ Leo (antiscion 18°27’ Taurus).
In Leo, all planets want to be respected according to their nature. Mercury in Leo wants to be respected for his opinions and views and in desiring this, self-confidence often turns into bravado and presumption.
During this retrograde we will have had the opportunity to think about in which part of life we want to shine in and be respected for our opinions and ideas (the house where Mercury is [...]
Are we shining too much?
There will be a New Moon and a partial Solar Eclipse at 18°42’ Leo (antiscion 11°18’ Taurus) on the 11th of August. This will be the third of the summer eclipses and the last one for this year.
The partial solar eclipse will be visible from northern and eastern Europe, northern parts of North America, and some northern and western locations in Asia, making it the most watched solar eclipse of 2018, weather permitting, of course.
The last time there was a solar eclipse at 18° Leo was on the 11th August 1999. What was happening in your life then?
Needing to find a balance as we process the changes….
Venus enters one of its home signs on the 7th of August and will remain there the 9th of September. Some keywords for Libra might be: impartial, balanced, diplomatic, charming, tasteful, indecisive, flirtatious, peaceable and compromising.
In Libra, Venus tends towards compromise and harmony in relationships but it also has problems deciding who and what it really desires or if it's even worth rocking the boat and making a choice.
Venus will make the following aspects during its stay in Libra:
10th August: square retrograde [...]