NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN
The New Moon, which is also OOB, will occur at 12°20’ Capricorn (antiscion 17°40’ Sagittarius). This is the 3rd consecutive New Moon at 12° of the relative signs.
Capricorn is a Cardinal, Earth sign, so persons with planets or angles of the natal chart at 09-15° of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra will be particularly affected by this lunation.
This is the first new Moon of the year and new Moons are notoriously the best moment to set fresh intentions for the month ahead, the OOB status could lend to over-the-top intentions too. With Capricorn involved,[...]
MERCURY ENTERS AQUARIUS
Abstract thinking or unusual facts?
Mercury will stay in Aquarius until the 9th of March due to its retrograde period which starts January 14th at 10°20’ (it will re-enter Capricorn also during this time).
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 [...]
JUPITER ENTERS PISCES
Jupiter enters its night-time sign just a few days before the New Year dawns. Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces and in later times Neptune was also assigned as co-ruler of Pisces. Jupiter is the truth-seeker, it uses knowledge to expand its horizon, both on an earthly and spiritual level. Neptune wants to understand the unknown, the untouchable, the unfathomable.
Jupiter will be rushing through Pisces and bursting into Aries on the 11th of May 2022 to then retrograde back into Pisces on the 27th of November until the 21st of December when it once more [...]
“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” Malcolm X
This will be the last of three upper waning squares between the two planets and it will occur at 11°05’ with Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus retrograde in Taurus (antiscion points respectively 18°55’ Scorpio and Leo.
The Saturn-Uranus cycle repeats itself approximately every 45 years with the most recent conjunction taking place in the sign of Sagittarius in 1988 followed by the lower waxing square between the years 1998-2001 (5 passes) when Saturn[...]
VENUS STATIONS RETROGRADE
Just six hours after the Full Moon in Gemini, Venus stations retrograde in Capricorn at 26°29’ (antisicion 3°31 Sagittarius), its retrograde period ends on the 28th January 2022 at 11°05’ Capricorn.
Venus in Capricorn is “proper” as well as ambitious and perhaps even calculating. Now it’s time to re-address our Venus traits and those of the house in our chart where Venus is transiting and also those houses ruled by Venus.
What might we expect during this retrograde period when Venus goes under-cover, so as to say?
Venus retrograde could [...]
FULL MOON IN GEMINI
….“The Storyteller’s Moon”
The Full Moon will occur at 27°28’ Gemini (antiscion 2°32’ Cancer) on the 18th or 19th December depending upon where you find yourself in the world.
Gemini Moons are by nature restless and have the innate curiosity typical to Gemini, however the lunation chart itself has a preponderance of planets in the Earth signs with only one planet in the Water signs. Fidgety needs to be grounded. The Modalities are evenly distributed so at least there we should find some kind of balance.
The Moon is OOB adding even more [...]
MERCURY MOVES INTO CAPRICORN
….a suddenly serious mood
Only eight hours after Mars enters Sagittarius, Mercury barges out of Sagittarius with the usual bluntness and awkwardness that often characterises his sojourn there and bounces into Capricorn. After fun-loving Sagittarius this will certainly hit him with force, dampening his mood and deepening his thoughts and encouraging all of us to think, plan and talk in a much more serious fashion.
Mercury will touch the following planets during his stay in Capricorn:
20 December: trine Uranus R (11°10’) – a wake up call to get [...]
MARS ENTERS SAGITTARIUS
…and it’s time to take that leap of faith
After just over six weeks in the sign of Scorpio, which it rules together with Pluto, and perhaps a little worse for wear, at least from a psychological point of view, Mars takes on the clothes of the philosopher (and sometimes as the self-righteous prig) as he enters the optimistic, truth-loving sign of Sagittarius where he will stay until the 24th of January when he enters Capricorn.
Here in Sagittarius he will be able to express his energy in a more open way with less emphasis on the psychological battle field.[...]
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IN SAGITTARIUS
There will be a total Solar eclipse at 12°21’ Sagittarius (antiscion 17°39’ Capricorn) on the 3-4 December, depending upon where you are in the world. It will be visible in Antarctica, South America, South Africa and Australia. This is the last of the eclipses in the Mutable signs, next year (as per the Nodes) the eclipses will be in Fixed signs.
The Moon will be perigee (closest to the Earth thus having more pull (effects) on tidal and seismic activity).
Dispositor of the eclipse is Jupiter, peregrine in Aquarius, a hot moist planet in a hot[...]