Venus enters the cool, collected and independent sign of Aquarius and joins the rendezvous with the other 4 planets already in Aquarius (Saturn, Jupiter, Sun, Mercury). On the day of the New Moon, the 11th February, there will be 6 planets in Aquarius, 2 in Taurus (both fixed signs), 1 in Capricorn and 1 in Pisces. With the Aquarius-Taurus square this is a very shake, rattle and roll energy so expect unruliness, events of force majeure and shocking news coming in from around the world during this period from 1st to 20th February.
In this sign Venus wants the liberty to come and go as it [...]
Time to rethink plans on a more humanitarian basis
Mercury makes its first retrograde station of the year at 26°29’ Aquarius (antiscion 3°31’ Scorpio), over the last 20 days we should have gotten used to this rather aloof, Air sign Mercury. The retrograde period will end on 20th February when Mercury will be at 11°01’ Aquarius (antiscion 18°59’ Scorpio). When the retrograde period of Mercury occurs in an Air sign, rationality reigns as we may feel the need to examine our relationships from a less emotionally-involved perspective.
Gemini and Virgo, both ruled by Mercury, may [...]
Me? Or should I say we?
The Full Moon will occur at 09°05’ Leo (antiscion 20°55’ Taurus). Leo is a Fixed, Fire sign. In traditional astrology Leo governs the 5th house, so this Full Moon operates on the 5th-11th house axis (Leo-Aquarius): the things we create for our own personal satisfaction (including our children) vs our group efforts, the artist vs the scientist, the autocrat vs the democrat etc.
The lunation chart itself will have a heavy Earth/Air elemental sense to it (4 planets in each element) together with a feeling of being stuck (7 planets in Fixed signs). Practical [...]
A volatile conjunction at 6°44’ Taurus (antiscion 23°16’ Leo) hinting normally at a sudden explosion of energy.
The conjunction takes place in the Fixed Earth sign of Taurus so let’s try and put the sign into the equation.
Some interpretations of this aspect could include:
Tremendous persistence (Taurus) in committed (Mars) cooperation (Uranus).
Erratic (Uranus) yet determined (Taurus) action (Mars).
Utopian (Uranus) desire (Mars) to keep calm (Taurus).
Self-indulgent (Taurus) obsessive (Uranus) passion (Mars).
Need for freedom (Uranus) releases pent-up anger (Mars[...]
Jupiter-Uranus contacts are often considered as “lucky breaks” or unexpected windfalls. Taking into consideration the signs that these planets are presently transiting and the square aspect between them (6°44’ with Uranus stationary) there could be other manifestations that we might like to consider:
Fanatical (Aquarius) nationalism (Jupiter) forces (square) sudden (Uranus) practical (Taurus) action.
Humanitarian (Aquarius) optimism (Jupiter) leads to (square) social (Uranus) calm (Taurus).
Impartial (Aquarius) luck (Jupiter) results in (square) unexpected (Uranus) [...]
The road ahead seems quite bumpy….
Uranus ends its yearly, five-month retrograde period at 06°43’ Taurus (antiscion 23°17’ Leo) on the 14th January.
So, what might we expect by taking Uranus at face-value in Taurus now that it is about to move direct once more?
On a mundane level, the disruption and innovation of monetary values as we now know them – Bitcoin and virtual money have rocketed, we are being invited and coaxed to use electronic payments in lieu of cash and thus getting involved in yet another way of having our spending habits controlled. A completely new way of [...]
The New Moon will occur at 23°13’ Capricorn (antiscion 6°37’ Sagittarius) and will be OOB.
The Moon's transit through the declinations will cycle between nominal highs and extreme highs over a period of about 18 years. The last cycle of extreme highs ended in 2011. The present cycle of extreme highs began in April 2020.*
Capricorn is a Cardinal, Earth sign, so persons with planets or angles of the natal chart at 21-26° of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra will be particularly affected by this lunation.
New Moons are notoriously the best moment to set fresh [...]
Only four hours after Mercury enters the sign of Aquarius (Fixed, Air) and two days after Mars enters Taurus (Fixed, Earth), Venus enters Capricorn (Cardinal, Earth). Three of the so-called “personal” planets changing signs so near together force a change of nuance to our natal way of acting, thinking and loving more or less all at once. Look to your natal placements to see how these new elements/modes harmonizes or clashes with your chart.
From frivolous and gaudy to self-possessed and distinct. Social propriety and etiquette, at least on a public level, mean a lot to this rather [...]
Abstract ideas or unconventional truths?
In Aquarius, a sign co-ruled by Saturn (traditional) and Uranus (modern), Mercury is even more thirsty for knowledge, always in search of new ideas and technologies but ready to reject or even abandon them as soon as new (Uranus) becomes normal (Saturn).
Mercury in Aquarius will give us new visions, make us aware of new possibilities, allow us to envision an ideal world or society, which might be great as a theory, but much less so as a practicality.
Aquarius is a fixed Air sign so here Mercury is at home in the mind and intellect but less so [...]
Least resistance is perhaps the best option….
After 7 months in home sign Aries, Mars finally moves into Taurus.
Mars in Taurus is not exactly at home and could take a little while to get used to slowing down and being nice. Mars here is a bit like a time bomb, the natural aggressivity of Mars has to be calmed down and often results in pent up anger turning out as devastating rage once it surfaces.
Mars in Taurus thrives on security, safety, routine and organization, slow to warm up but super passionate once the fire is lit.
Another plus is that no one resists and perseveres [...]