“Hello from the other side” (Adele)…the call to duty makes dreaming difficult
There will be a Full Moon at 10°12’ Pisces (antiscion 19°48’ Libra) on the 1st or the 2nd September depending in which part of the world you live.
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 .
The Full Moon finds itself in [...]
…..and nit-picky and worrisome come to my mind
Mercury in Virgo is very analytical and rather sceptical and could also become quite fastidious, even nagging, in its love of detail. Fortunately the stay is brief, just over two weeks.
It’s certainly going to be an interesting ride, particularly for the Mutable signs of Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini.
During its stay in Virgo Mercury will make the following aspects:
25th August: trine retrograde Uranus (10°38’): don’t be too surprised if some astonishing ideas come out of your mouth.
29th August: trine retrograde [...]
Saturn’s influence is still hard to ignore…
The New Moon will occur at 26°35’ Leo (antiscion 3°35’ Taurus) and will form a partile quincunx aspect to Saturn retrograde in Capricorn.
Quincunxes are aspects of tension rather than of action and this one has a 6th house flavour to it (Saturn is 6 houses after the New Moon by sign), hinting at health issues and daily grind, so, again we have a Saturn influence in a monthly lunation as for the past four. The tension aspect of the quincunx is usually released by a transiting planet passing over the degree of the aspect and the release[...]
…… can we cope with surprises?
Uranus starts his yearly, five-month retrograde period at 10°41’ Taurus on the 15th August (antiscion 19°19’ Leo). The planet will end this period at 6°43’ Taurus on the 14th of January 2021.
When planets station, they usually manifest all their power.
Some info…(this is more or less a repeat of last year’s Uranus retrograde fact sheet)
Uranus has an 84-year orbit and spends roughly 7 years in each sign. After his discovery in 1781 by an amateur astronomer named William Herschel he was given joint ruler-ship of the sign of Aquarius [...]
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 almost a month 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 Benefic and [...]
All I'm askin', is for a little respect when you get home (just a little bit)”*
After a long stay in the homely sign of Cancer due to its retrograde period, Mercury now enters flamboyant Leo for a brief two-week stay.
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 brief stay in Leo, Mercury will make the following aspects:
10 August: square Uranus in Taurus (10°40’) – both in in Fixed signs this could[...]