The caring partner or the stingy lover?
The most motherly of signs welcomes the most loving of planets and it looks like we’re in for just over three weeks of tender, caring love or are we?
One of the images of Venus in Cancer is certainly that of the romantic figure forever in love with Prince or Princess Charming. Venus, of course, doesn’t rule only love, it also covers, among many things, finances, self-esteem and all the things that gratify us. Venus responds to everything that makes us feel good, comfortable and happy. In traditional astrology Venus is known as the Lesser [...]
The New Moon will occur at 10°37’ Cancer, a Cardinal, Water sign, ruled by the Moon itself and there will also be a total Solar Eclipse during which the Moon will completely cover up the Sun from our prospective here on Earth. The antiscion point is 19°23’ Gemini.
A New Moon in Cancer puts the accent on home, family and our sense of belonging, the total Solar Eclipse heightens this theme even more. The New Moon reaches out to a new beginning whilst the applying opposition to retrograde Saturn and South Node, which are closely conjoined in Capricorn, [...]
From fighting for his tribe to fighting for his pride
Leo is a fixed sign and consequently Mars here wants to hold on to its position which it naturally assumes to be that of a successful leader, accepted by all. The Leonine energy flows in self-centred channels firmly convinced that it will always put its best foot forward and by using its magnetism and charm will get away with practically anything.
Criticism tends to irritate Mars in Leo, however tensions soon blow over but certainly not before a dramatic and noisy tantrum!
On the 8th of July, Mars makes a square aspect to Uranus in[...]
All I'm askin', is for a little respect when you get home (just a little bit)”*
After a short stay in the homely sign of Cancer, Mercury now enters flamboyant Leo. Here, due to its retrograde period, during which it returns to Cancer only to ingress Leo again on August 12th, it will remain until the 29th August…so we’d better get used to this energy!
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.
The 3-week [...]
“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” Dean Koontz
Neptune starts his yearly 5-month long retrograde season at 18°43’ in his home sign of Pisces where he has been transiting since 2011-2012, he will station direct once again at 15°55’ Pisces on 27th November this year. This transit will activate planets or angles between 22-12° of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). Also worth noting the antiscion degree of the retrograde station at 11°17’ Libra since any planets or angles on this degree will also be involved at the beginning of the period.
facing the future with diligence and optimism…
There will be a full Moon at 25°53’ of Sagittarius, a mutable Fire sign. The Sagittarius Moon is usually a jovial, quest-searching entity that desires, above all, truth and something to believe in. It also loves freedom and is easily motivated.
The Moon in Sagittarius bubbles with enthusiasm sometimes in a too self-centred way but its high moral standards are always on the search for the truth. Jupiter, the Moon’s dispositor in this lunation is still retrograde in its own sign and just separating from a square aspect to Neptune in [...]
It’s a Fire-Water square at 18°43’ (Sagittarius-Pisces) with Saturn R supporting Neptune with an easy and opportunity filled sextile.
Some things that come to mind:
Unbelievable truths that could come home – Truth comes through dreams and gets real – The Sky’s the
limit – Being guided on trips (choose your own trip here LOL) – Religious delusions after facing facts – False
optimism with a hint of reality – Being deceived by self-righteousness and wanting your own way
From Earth to Air, from sensual to frivolous…it’s party time!
Venus in Gemini is known for being flirty and also for its refined social skills although it dislikes commitment both sentimentally and financially. Venus in Gemini enoys a lot of mental fertility and it reflects a lot on matters of the heart (usually deciding that single is better than partnered) since it is far too rational to be interested in steady love unions. It could also be a spendthrift as far as intellectual pursuits are concerned (books especially) since it values communication and information.
Whatever side of [...]
OOB until the 17th of June, Mercury enters the nurturing sign of Cancer on the 4th.
Mercury is a little out of sync in Cancer, finding some minor dignity only between 10-20° of the sign. Being a Water sign, Cancer is far too emotional for “all-in-my-head” Mercury and with the planet being OOB* for most of its stay there may mean that we have an overflow of rationality when it comes to sentiments and feelings or, our poetic vein and story-telling could reach new heights!
Mercury will make the following aspects during its passage through Cancer:
Sextile Uranus – 5° on 7th June -[...]