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  • FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS AUGUST 18TH 2016

    …the friendship Moon The Full Moon this month falls at 25°52’ of the sign of Aquarius, a Fixed, Air sign ruled by Saturn (traditional ruler) and Uranus (modern ruler). Full Moons are times of harvest and completion when things concerning the house in the natal chart with Aquarius on its cusp can’t possibly get any better nor any worse for that matter. Aquarius is the sign of friendship and group activity, it’s about being independent and inventive whilst being part of a larger group of like-minded people as we work towards a common goal. The Full Moon falls on the 11th-5th – [...]

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    SATURN STATIONS DIRECT ON 12th August 2016

    Saturn will end its annual retrograde period on the 12th of August stationing direct at 9°46’ Sagittarius. During this retrograde you will indeed have had the opportunity to renegotiate and review any past activities or commitments that have been a source of frustration for you. Having had a chance to tie up loose ends and finish uncompleted tasks in the matters of the house it is transiting in as well as perhaps having said “NO” to others if this meant a big “YES” for you! Contemporary American astrologer, Noel Tyl, writes that the Saturn retrograde is a pause for [...]

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    MARS ENTERS SAGITTARIUS ON AUGUST 3RD 2016

    …and it’s time to take that leap of faith After just over two months 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 as he enters the optimistic, truth-loving sign of Sagittarius. Here he will be able to express his energy in a more open way and much less on the psychological battle field. On a global level we will still see his aptitude for fighting, this time for or against belief systems especially on foreign fronts through waging war in the[...]

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    MERCURY ENTERS THE SIGN OF VIRGO 31ST JULY 2016

    …..and nit-picky and worrisome come to my mind One of my Italian colleagues reminded me that today Mercury has entered Virgo, one of the signs it rules and that it will remain there an unusually long time, well over the month that it habitually stays in one sign. It will in fact leave Virgo on the 7th of October this year. During that time it will also make the third of its annual retrograde periods which this year all take place in the Earth signs. I will be writing more in detail about this nearer the time. Mercury in Virgo is very analytical and rather sceptical and could also [...]

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    NEW MOON IN LEO ON 2nd AUGUST 2016

    ….creativity, love, respect, discipline and dreams There will be a New Moon at 10°57’ Leo on the 2nd of August. New Moons are times when the Sun and Moon are conjoined in the same degree of the same sign and this causes the Moon to remain hidden from our view. It’s a moment to set intentions for the coming month regarding the matters of the house where it falls in our natal chart. New Moons can be seen as moments of “seeding”. The Moon in Leo finds itself on the 5-11th axis in the traditional zodiac wheel (Leo-Aquarius), so, me vs them, warm-hearted vs unemotional, [...]

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    URANUS STATIONS RETROGRADE ON THE 29TH JULY 2016

    …… how do I live with instability in this area of my life? Uranus starts his yearly, five-month retrograde period at 24°30’ Aries on the 29th of July. He will end this period at 20°33’ Aries on the 28th of December this year. Uranus has an 84-year orbit and spends roughly 7 years in each sign. After his discovery in 1781 by an amateur astronomer named William Herschel he was given joint ruler-ship of the sign of Aquarius together with its traditional zodiacal ruler Saturn. In the myth Ouranus was the married to Gaia (the Earth), he fathered many children with her but found [...]

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    FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN ON 19TH JULY 2016

      ……..if it’s push and pull between home and work then Uranus could be the light-bulb solution On July 19th there will be a Full Moon at 27°40’ Capricorn, a Cardinal Earth sign and the sign of the Moon’s detriment where it is at least at ease. This Full Moon falls on the traditional 10th-4th axis, work vs home, public vs private, one parent vs another, rigidity vs flexibility etc. Full Moons are peak energy times, “now or never” moments regarding any projects we have initiated or intentions set at the preceding New Moon fourteen days ago. In his book “Moon [...]

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    NEW MOON IN CANCER ON 4TH JULY 2016

    ……planetary rendezvous in Cancer and heads up for spill-over! On the 4th of July there will be a New Moon at 12°54’ in the sign of Cancer. New Moons are the moment we set our intentions for the month ahead regarding the house where the New Moon falls in our chart but we now have four of the ten planets transiting in this sign making it a very emotionally energetic period particularly for the Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Raven Kaldera in his book “Moon Phases” calls this the “Daughter’s Moon” and likens it to the myth of Demeter and her [...]

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    MARS STATIONS DIRECT ON 29TH JUNE 2016

    ….and life suddenly gets a jump start Mars turns direct on 29th June at 23°03’ Scorpio after a retrograde period lasting two and a half months and particularly interested here are those with planets or angles at or near this degree in the fixed signs of Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo. Let’s also make a mention to 7° Aquarius which is the antiscion point of 23° Scorpio and also a very sensitive point. Mars has been more or less at this degree since mid-June and will stick around at the same degree well into the first half of July….a very long period if you’re affected by [...]

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    FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS ON 20TH JUNE 2016 (another one)

    …..the second Full Moon in a month on the same zodiacal axis (Sagittarius-Gemini) This is rather a rare event and thus more significant than a Blue Moon which involves either 2 Full Moons in a month or 4 Full Moons in a season. It will occur at 29°33’ of Sagittarius…29° of any sign is considered as a “threshold” point in some way (it's also known as the Anaretic degree). It often represents decision-making problems, wavering, or jumping into situations without thinking twice. The 29th degree is the last degree of the zodiac sign, and there can be a true feeling of urgency [...]

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