Mercury enters Taurus on 28th April. 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.
Taurus rules the 2nd house in traditional astrology and so it regards all things connected to our value system, not only our monetary and material comforts but also our[...]
exploring the dark to find the light……
Pluto has been in the sign of Capricorn since 2008 and this is the twelfth retrograde period since then. The planet will station retrograde at 24°59’ (antiscion 5°01’ Sagittarius) on 25th April and backtrack to 22°29’ (antiscion 7°31’ Sagittarius) where it will station direct on 4th October.
Jupiter will be closely conjoined to Pluto by declination (1° orb) from early June to late November thus enforcing the longitudinal conjunction which perfects three times this year: April 5th, June 30th and November 12th.
The retrograde [...]
feeling comfortable isn’t always the best thing….
It’s time to set your intentions for the New Moon at 3°24’ Taurus (antiscion 26°36’ Leo) that will occur on the 23rd of April. The Moon is exalted in this Venus-ruled, Fixed Earth sign.
A tight applying conjunction to Uranus will add volatility to this Fixed sign lunation, the dispositor of which, rules, among other matters, finances, so expect more disturbing events in the global stock markets as well as news of earthquakes around the world too (Taurus is a Fixed, Earth sign). The stock markets have had a recent, albeit [...]
Forget those sweet words and dreamy thoughts now it’s time to defend our views and follow through with our plans in a “no holds barred” manner.
Mercury in Aries just loves to talk and discuss, usually being over-concerned with himself and his views and easily getting combative and argumentative so don’t let temper and sarcasm interfere with common sense and politeness!
Mercury will make the following aspects during its stay in Aries:
12th April: sextile Saturn – rational and logical thinking will characterise the day together with concentration and focus
19th April: [...]
time to open our hearts……
The Full Moon will occur at 18°43’ Libra (antiscion 11°17’ Pisces), a Cardinal, Air sign ruled by Venus.
Full Moons are when matters climax, they are “now or never” moments regarding any projects we have initiated or intentions set at the preceding New Moon fourteen days ago.
This Full Moon chart is well balanced as far as Modality is concerned with 3 planets in the Fixed signs, 4 in the Cardinal and 3 in the Mutable. Not so, as far as the Elements are concerned, with only one planet, the Sun, in the Fire signs (3 in Earth, 4 in Air and 2 in [...]
Premise: The art of astrology is a curious mix of mathematics and the antique symbols which represent the planets and the signs. You have to master both of these subjects in order to interpret any astrological chart. The mathematical part belongs of course to the sciences, whilst the interpretation of the symbols relies upon the sensitivity, intuition and experience of the reader.
Interpreting past events, be these regarding the life of a person or a worldly event, is not particularly difficult since one already knows the fact/event and just needs to look for the[...]