• VENUS IN PISCES 26-27 JANUARY 2023

    VENUS IN PISCES  In love with love On the 26-27 of January (depending on where you are in the world), Venus, the planet of love, romance, harmony and values, glides into the sign of Pisces, the sign of its exaltation, ruled traditionally by Jupiter and where Neptune, modern co-ruler of Pisces, has been transiting since April 2011. On the 15th of February (a day after Valentine’s Day) Venus and Neptune will be cuddling up real close (24°04’ Pisces in longitude and also tightly parallel by declination). What might that mean? That we may be lost in a realm of fantasy, washed [...]

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    URANUS STATIONS DIRECT ON 22 JANUARY 2023

    URANUS STATIONS DIRECT The road ahead seems quite bumpy…. Uranus ends its yearly, five-month retrograde period at 14°56’ Taurus (antiscion 15°04’ Leo) on the 22nd January. Now all the planets are direct in motion. 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[...]

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    OOB NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS ON 21 JANUARY 2023

    OOB NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS “It was my letting go that gave me a better hold.” Chris Matakas The New Moon will occur at 01°32’ of Aquarius (antiscion 28°28’ Scorpio), a Fixed, Air sign, this is the third in a series of four New Moons in a row at 01° of the relative monthly sign. The lunation occurs the day before Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius, stands motionless before its direct station, adding extra strength to the lunation itself. By a square aspect this New Moon will activate the Solar Eclipse which took place at 02° Scorpio on the 25 October 2022, a difficult [...]

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    MERCURY STATIONS DIRECT IN CAPRICORN 18 JANUARY 2023

    MERCURY STATIONS DIRECT IN CAPRICORN Mercury stations direct at 08°08’ Capricorn (antiscion 21°52’ Sagittarius), the second planet this month to do so. Mercury is stationing exactly quincunx Mars (which stationed direct on the 12th of this month) and they have mutual reception (Mercury is in the sign of exaltation of Mars and Mars is ruled by Mercury). Quincunxes are “frustrating” aspects that demand action to be resolved. Anger and irritation may be the theme of the moment but the mutual reception between these planets means that they will help each other to find a solution.[...]

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    MARS STATIONS DIRECT BUT REMAINS OOB ON 12 JANUARY 2023

    MARS STATIONS DIRECT BUT REMAINS OOB mental stress and unexpressed plans Finally, OOB Mars stations direct at 08°07’ Gemini (antiscion 21°53’ Cancer) on the 12th of January and it was about time might I add from a very personal perspective having 4 planets in the mutable signs including Mars itself in Gemini! The planet will now be able to express its energy in a more straightforward manner although it will remain OOB and still rather a wild card (also peregrine) until the 4/5th of May. When Mars is retrograde its energies turn inwards and it may seem that our plans backfire [...]

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    OOB FULL MOON IN CANCER 6-7 JANUARY 2023

    OOB FULL MOON IN CANCER the mooniest Moon…. The Full Moon will occur at 16°21’ Cancer, a Cardinal, Water sign (antiscion 13°39’ Gemini) and will be the first Full Moon of this new year. The most motherly of Moons opposes the sternest and most fatherly of Suns. Capricorn restricts and downsizes, and this could bring out the worst of Cancer characteristics making us retreat into our shells as we cling to the familiar. Let’s remember that we need our Earth qualities in order to remain grounded, but we also need give space to our fantasies if we want them to fly. As always, [...]

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    VENUS ENTERS AQUARIUS 2-3 JANUARY 2023

    VENUS ENTERS AQUARIUS After a spell in serious, practical Capricorn, Venus enters the cool, collected and independent sign of Aquarius. In this sign Venus wants the liberty to come and go as it pleases but this doesn’t necessarily mean unfaithfulness, just that equal rights and a seemingly no-strings-attached attitude need to be maintained for relationships to function. It’s the Venus placement par excellence for bed-buddies in a mix-and-match of friends becoming lovers and vice versa since Venus here is rather emotionally distant and has an attitude for open and unconventional [...]

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    MERCURY STATIONS RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN 28 DECEMBER 2022

    MERCURY STATIONS RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN Mercury stations retrograde at 24°21’ Capricorn (antiscion 5°39’ Sagittarius) and conjoins Venus only 4.5 hours later. When Mercury retrogrades in an Earth sign we often ask ourselves what the tangible results of our life might be. Security matters and practical concerns seem to be often on our minds. Perhaps you need to look for new possibilities or new ways of earning money or perhaps you are just being too self-critical, so keep calm, consider all the pros and cons of any major decision you might want to make and wait until the retrograde[...]

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    NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN 23 DECEMBER 2022

    NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN How long must we cling to the past? The New Moon at 01°32’ Capricorn (antiscion 28°28’ Sagittarius) is the 2nd of a series of 4 on this degree of the relative consecutive signs. With the New Moon making part of a five-planet stellium in Capricorn (Moon, Sun, Venus, Mercury and Pluto) and Uranus R and North Node both in a trine aspect to Venus and Mercury, this New Moon has definitely got an Earthy feeling to it. Cardinal energy is also the most prominent, forging ahead yet keeping doggedly to the rules and whatever they may represent seems to be the theme [...]

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    JUPITER MOVES INTO ARIES 20 DECEMBER 2022

    JUPITER MOVES INTO ARIES  tolerance becomes difficult From cold and moist to hot and dry, on 20 December Jupiter moves out of Pisces where it has rulership, for a short stay in Aries remaining until 16 May 2023 when it enters Taurus. This is the second time that Jupiter has entered Aries, it was there from 11 May to 27 October this year giving us enough time to get the feel for it. The dispositor of Jupiter in Aries is Mars, now transiting Gemini, OOB until 3 May 2023 (for the major part of the planet’s stay in Aries) and retrograde until 12 January 2023. These two planets never[...]

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