Venus in Virgo intellectualises love and intimacy and is also pretty good at maths when it comes to managing finances so keeping a check on over-spending could be a welcome (and necessary for some of us) break after the Leo extravagance.
This rationalisation or intellectualisation of what we most treasure takes away something from our intrinsic affectional make-up thus making us appear “cold”, irritable and highly strung.
Virgo needs to express love in a practical way so how about cooking something delicious for our loved ones or treating ourselves to a relaxing [...]
A Harvest Moon with little to reap…
Full Moons are moments when matters peak concerning the house axis where it falls, for good or for bad, and some of these matters could involve any intentions you might have set on the previous New Moon which took place fifteen days ago.
The first of two Full Moons in October this one occurs at 09°08’ (antiscion 20°52’ Virgo). The Moon and Sun stand alone as they face each other since there are no traditional aspects to other planets during the lunation.
Sun, however, is quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Taurus – crazy might just describe [...]
time to move forward with decision leaving the past behind…
Saturn will end its annual retrograde period on the 28-29th of September stationing direct at 25°20’ Capricorn (antiscion 04°40’ Sagittarius).
The chart of the station has yet again a heavy Earth/Cardinal signature; moving forward in a practical way. There is a tight square to Saturn from a retrograde Mars hinting at a blockage or at its best slow progress. Venus is simultaneously trine Mars and quincunx Saturn, enjoyment and pleasure are at hand but dare we?
This is the last time that Saturn will station in Capricorn[...]
the great revealer….
A lot of secrets could come out when Mercury transits the enigmatic sign of Scorpio. Mainly because Mercury in Scorpio is a great detective, uncovering things that some or most of us would rather pull the carpet over and even more so on the 7th of October when Mercury opposes Uranus in Taurus (9°37’) and some surprising information might leak out.
Mercury might also go overboard in insults when and if perceiving wrong-doing and ideas and thoughts could get very fixed and obsessive too.
On the plus side with this transit…nothing, absolutely nothing, will be [...]
Those details may not be pleasant to hear
The New Moon will occur at 25°01’ Virgo (antiscion 4°59’ Aries).
The New Moon will be making an exact trine aspect to a resolute, and almost stationary, although yet still retrograde Saturn, adding responsibility to this detail-oriented lunation. This could make us more aware of our health as infection rates of Covid-19 once more rise around Europe and in many other countries. The applying quincunx (tension) of the Sun-Moon combination to a retrograde Mars adds the niggling feeling that perhaps our past actions weren’t made in our best [...]
“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” Plato
After a four-month long retrograde period, Jupiter finally stations direct at 17°24’ Capricorn (antiscion 12°36’ Sagittarius). There are still 5 planets in apparent retrograde motion however (Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto).
Over the last four months we will have had an opportunity to get back in touch with our inner self as a cautious optimism about future events gradually invaded us, more at an interior level rather than an exterior one.
Peer pressure may have fallen short of its mark and have been perceived as a [...]
Let’s all take a chill pill…
In its own sign of Aries and particularly strong, Mars stations retrograde at 28°08’ Aries (antiscion 1°52’ Virgo).
There will then be 6 planets retrograde until the 12th when Jupiter stations direct.
Mars turns retrograde for approximately 80 days every two years or so and the last time the planet was retrograde in Aries was between August and October 1988 and previous to that from September to November 1973. For those who were already born on those dates what was happening in your life then?
Retrograde planets have an air of introspection [...]
Venus, the planet of values, love, and material worth, enters the sign of Leo.
In Leo, Venus feels courted and pampered (after all Leo is the King and she is the Goddess!), she hates to be ignored and seeks attention, which isn’t difficult for her since she adds her own talents to Leo’s natural penchant for passion, generosity and warmth towards others. Venus rules the sign of Taurus (her more practical side involving finances and comforts in general) and Libra (love, harmony and relationships) so you should look not only to the house placement of natal Venus but also to the house that [...]
“That's the beauty of argument, if you argue correctly, you're never wrong.” C. Buckle
In the sign of Libra, Mercury finds its more tactful side, eager to please (or rather eager not to have to discuss/argue) it is at its complacent best here. A master of playing with words but even when critical never seems to be offensive.
On the downside, Mercury in Libra finds it difficult to reach a conclusion to any matter on hand. Fearful of what others might say or think, eager to please and seemingly wanting to do the best for both sides yet with the nagging uneasiness that the [...]