The caring partner or the stingy lover…from socialite to housewife
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? Especially since Venus will remain OOB until the 18th June.
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 [...]
A good time for the monkey minds to re-organize their thoughts
Only a few hours before exiting its OOB status, Mercury stations retrograde at 24°43’ Gemini (antiscion 5°17’ Cancer), one of the signs that it rules together with Virgo.
The retrograde period will end on 22nd June when Mercury stations direct at 16°07’ Gemini.
The last time Mercury was retrograde in Gemini was between May and June 2015. What was going on in your life then?
Mercury entered Gemini on the 4th of May and became OOB on the 8th so we’ve had a good three weeks to get used to this highly charged [...]
tell me your truth….
The total Lunar Eclipse will occur at 5°25’ Sagittarius (antiscion 24°35’ Capricorn) and will be visible from South East Asia, Australia, North and South America, the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans as well as Antarctica (1).
A lunar eclipse is like an extra powerful full Moon which highlights the area of our natal chart where we are ready to relinquish long standing habits or patterns. During this time we become more conscious of our urges and how these play out in our lives. New paths and possibilities may also reveal themselves to us at this time [...]
Sorting out the possible from the impossible….
Saturn will station retrograde at 13°31’ Aquarius (antiscion 16°29’ Scorpio) on the 23rd of May to station direct at 06°52’ Aquarius on 11th October.
Saturn is the planet of restriction and order which rewards hard work and perseverance. In Aquarius it concerns social order and reform but it also demonstrates a wariness towards all types of innovations and experiments.
At the start and at the end of each retrograde period the planet gradually slows down almost to a halt. Mainly affected by this retrograde will be those charts [...]
After a really quick run through the sign of Aquarius, Jupiter will briefly enter the sign of Pisces on the 13th of May where it will remain for 76 days after which it will retrograde back into Aquarius on the 28th July. During that time Jupiter will cover only the first two degrees of the sign, passing through them twice (first direct and then retrograde).
Jupiter is the traditional night-time ruler of Pisces, only more recently was Neptune assigned as modern co-ruler and the two will conjoin in Pisces in April 2022.
Jupiter is a hot moist, masculine planet whilst Pisces is a cold [...]
feeling comfortable isn’t always the best thing….
It’s time to set your intentions for the New Moon at 21°17 Taurus (antiscion 8°43’ Leo) that will occur on the 11th of May. The Moon is exalted in this Venus-ruled, Fixed Earth sign.
The New Moon falls on the 2-8th axis of the traditional zodiac (Taurus-Scorpio) which involves matters such as security vs temptation, calm vs crisis, sex vs taboos etc. It is significant for those who have planets or angles between 19-24° of Taurus or Scorpio.
So, part of our intentions for this moment might involve building things (projects, [...]
From Earth to Air, from sensual to frivolous…it’s party time!
Venus in Gemini is known for being flirty as well as for its refined social skills although it dislikes commitment both sentimentally and financially. Venus in Gemini enjoys 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.
On the 23rd [...]
Mercury enters one of the signs that it rules on the 3-4th May (depending on your time zone) and goes OOB at 5°34’ of the sign on the 7th remaining in this condition until the 30th of May when it will be at 24° 43’ Gemini just after stationing retrograde the previous day.
Mercury is obviously in his element here, a rational and agile thinker open to new ideas and experimentations, puns and intellectual flexibility are also part of the game although Mercury is also the prankster of the zodiac and here words could be used to alter the truth in some way!
The OOB [...]