• 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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    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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    OOB MERCURY MOVES INTO CAPRICORN 6 DECEMBER 2022

    OOB MERCURY MOVES INTO CAPRICORN And stays for quite a while! OOB Mercury barges out of Sagittarius with the usual bluntness and awkwardness that often characterises his sojourn there and bounces into Capricorn. It’s OOB status started on November 23 and ends on December 22. After fun-loving Sagittarius this move into Capricorn 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 more so during the OOB phase which takes up the first part of Mercury’s stay in Capricorn. [...]

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    MERCURY ENTERS THE SIGN OF SAGITTARIUS ON 17 NOVEMBER 2022

    MERCURY ENTERS THE SIGN OF SAGITTARIUS Mercury, ruler of Gemini (collects information about whatever, whenever it can) and Virgo (only interested in information that can be used in a practical way) enters the sign of its detriment and will go OOB on the 23 November until the 22 December. The OOB status will mark a heightening of the Mercurial characteristics, thinking big will be the norm. Mercury in the sign of the archer has the tendency to overlook and discard generalised information (Gemini) and practical details (Virgo) placing attention on the bigger picture and thus becoming [...]

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    FULL MOON IN LEO 28 JANUARY 2021

    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 [...]

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    MERCURY ENTERS AQUARIUS 08 JANUARY 2021

    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 [...]

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    CANCER NEW MOON ON 20 JULY 2020

    Another chapter of the never-ending story The New Moon will occur at 28°26’ Cancer (antiscion 1°34° Gemini) in a partile opposition to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn. This is the second New Moon in Cancer this season, these “double New Moons” occur approximately every 29 months or so and are also called “Black Moons” by some astrologers. Both the Moon and Saturn are in their own sign and thus strong but each in the detriment of the other…working together to find a compromise could end up badly since they seem to be partners in crime rather than strong planets aimed at [...]

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    MERCURY STATIONS DIRECT IN CANCER

    Thoughts, plans and emotions should now be disentangled Mercury stations direct on 12th July at 5°29’ Cancer (antiscion 24°31’ Gemini). Cancer, being a Water sign, is all about feelings and emotions and, being ruled by the Moon, how these fluctuate in time. Mercury is a little out of sync in Cancer, finding some minor dignity only between 10-20° of the sign. Being a Water sign, Cancer is far too emotional for “all-in-my-head” Mercury. Retrograde planets seemingly interfere with the normal ongoing flow of activities represented by that planet in the outer world. This [...]

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    VENUS ENTERS PISCES 26TH MARCH 2019

    The Pisces party continues… On the 26th of March, Venus, the planet of love, romance, harmony and values, glides in to the sign of Pisces, the sign of its exaltation, ruled by Jupiter (traditional) and Neptune (modern). Although the Sun has just left Pisces we still have Mercury, Neptune and now Venus there. However, until the 31st, when Mars enters Gemini, we will have a lack of the Air element in the skies which means that seeing the big picture and planning ahead could be difficult. So we may be lost in a realm of fantasy, washed over by feelings of love and happiness, dreaming [...]

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