Thursday 24th September 2020
Recording October Monthly scopes just now.
Revisiting routes we've already traveled is a theme.
I keep seeing the image of that "wide boy" wheeler dealer in Dad's Army, the one who could get you anything at a price, but it might not be what you ordered.
Short cuts sometimes lengthen the journey. Mars is retrograde, which can feel like having to keep your foot off of the gas when you want to let that Ferrari fly....but better to reach the finishing line than slam into an unexpected bend.
Until mid November, there seems much to be gained from reining ourselves in, being innovative and resourceful with what we have.
Some will flourish when least expected, by simply being true to themselves.
And there will be reversals of many a decision as Mercury backtracks through Scorpio, back into the "meet, assess and discuss" sign of Libra. Rush nothing.
Coorie in and be a canny soul!
We will get there.. and I will now continue with my recording of your scopes!
We're just closing the monthly Scorpio Moon phase, ending the Virgo Sun phase, which has been more intense, more emotional for some, and that added to Mercury's aspect, has been taking minds deep today, as he's squaring Pluto, which can give rise to a zillion unsaid words, the things we want to say versus the thought of consequences. Secret talks.. Tending matters official that just won't wait...Pluto can bring us to dead ends too, where we have to be resourceful and take another avenue. Pluto is obsessive, and can make it hard to stop thinking along one track. That's a good think if you are immersing yourself in study though. Hope you've had a productive day and got through some of those essential admin tasks. From 20:32hrs we have a Sagittarian Moon, which lightens the mood, and tomorrow afternoon comes Equinox, Libra time begins, when the Scales of Justice demand to be balanced, where I'd say there's a chance that something you're wary of may need attention but turn out not to be quite as tricky as it seemed.
17th September 2020 Hello Virgo New Moon! A good time to get organised and for structuring plans that can really work well. Follow up date will be 29th when Saturn stations direct, suggesting a "result" or "progress"..with matters of security, property, officialdom and ambition. This coming week brings some serious questions and thoughts about anything that's stuck. It's important to check rules, go over details and sift through paperwork with a fine toothed comb, to prepare thoroughly. Tuesday afternoon 22nd September brings autumn Equinox , when Libra time begins, (14:31hrs BST) so those Scales of Justice are well and truly alight! Matters international will be even more pronounced. Expect some unlikely heroes to emerge..
Thursday 10th September 2020 Planet Mars is now retrograde across Aries, his own sign, and highly visible these nights, that bright, orangey orb . He's backtracking 9th September to 14th November although he started the preps for this by beginning his "shadow" phase on 25th July and his entire shadow and retrograde process concludes on January 2nd 2021. The previous most recent period of this Mars retrograde journey through Aries occurred in the autumn of 1988.
Mars is action, war, initiative, engines, energy. Retrograde pulls things back. Retrograde Mars is a bit like the practice and training an athlete has to do before a competition. It's worth while.
It's smart to make sure that all of the parts that make a whole are intact and functioning before turning the engine on, setting off. Again, metaphors, but during the retrograde, there can be challenges that crop up through not ensuring all is as it should be, for example, and again a metaphor, you're so enamoured with the idea of a shiny new car that fires your enthusiasm for adventure, that you don't check the service history, or look under the bonnet/hood. During a retrograde you might also get back on with a project that was shelved some time back. Look back to April, and back to 2017/18 and beyond. Projects that stalled may be brought back to life now. I personally think that a retrograde Mars can push us back because the race wasn't ready to be run, let alone won. So if something comes unstuck during that two month phase between 9th September and 14th November, it might well be frustrating, but it might also mean that losing a battle allows time to plan better to win a war.
And with Jupiter pausing this weekend, stationing forward by Sunday 13th, it could be that you were about to rush into something that'd be pretty hard going, not realising that if you waited a wee bit longer, there'd be support, or a shift of rules or something granted that could make a difference, Watch for signs that you shouldn't rush. They could be there to help you.
Watch too for situations that fire you up to point yourself in the direction of a goal that becomes even more important, maybe one you'd not have reached for had a certain frustrating scenario not shown up. Fiery, assertive warrior planet Mars gets closer than ever to planet Earth between now and mid October, gathering power. It could be a good time to finally DO something you've been wanting or very much needing to do for you. 1973 and 1988 .. if you were on Earth and can recall the autumns of those years, did you do something perhaps overdue and big for you? I know I did, and it was life changing, in the best way. Lotsalove 🌟♥️🌟
Thursday 3rd September 2020 Moon was just full over Pisces, imaginative, sensitive and dreamy. In a helpful alliance with futuristic Uranus in practical Taurus. Great for visualising the shape of things to come, whilst keeping it real! Mercury is very busy just now, and that much bigger alignment of stern Saturn alongside Pluto through Capricorn = awareness of need to toe the line or face consequences, and of the old order changing, so don't be surprised to find your mind leaping in a dozen different directions, and do try not to feel you need to have all the answers right away. If you can slow your mind and focus quietly, make a list of priorities, of what really needs action/attention and what can wait, you might find it's all a bit less daunting.
That Pisces Moonphase stirs urges to escape, or to find a peaceful corner where thoughts can settle. Moon is wise. Do that if you can. Soon enough, later tonight (@ 21:22hrs BST) she slides into acrion seeking Aries and over the next few days she primes us for action, has us on full alert, which can mean we are happily engaged in the kind of busy that gets things done, but at times this weekend there are moments where our adrenaline races and where we feel challenged. Aries is the scout, out along the trail sussing out how the land lies and reporting back where there may be an ambush. Your senses are more alert to possibilties when Moon aligns with Mars as will happen this weekend, exact early Sunday, ( this aspect happens every month in Aries for a while) which on a plus level will mean you could be rolling up your sleeves and getting a lot done, as Mars is very much at home in Aries, and indeed we'll be seeing lots of you Ariens in super achiever, super hero mode!
However this might also be the stuff of impulsive, hasty action, of speed without forward thinking meeting obstacles or an unexpected fork in the road. Slow the pace down a tad to avoid the potential for having to reverse back up around a bend to get on the right path. Okay that's metaphorical, but for some it could be that simple an experience. Speed thrills and speed also kills, so when Mars is triggered, advice is to stay smart, control your pace, try to plan ahead. Rally drivers have navigators, remember.
Mars in Aries rouses the hero, sees some fine examples of swift action preventing dangers, and inevitably also exposes hot headed, self centred behaviours that go against what's best for all, so we're going to be easily rattled but also easily moved to do our best.
It's a weekend of sign shifts too. From Saturday night, Mercury comes to Libra, and we will hear from and more readily listen to fairminded peacemakers. We'lll want to talk with those who share our views, maybe talk to those who can help us put challenges into perspective.
Mercury stirs socialising and networking for the next couple of weeks, and Venus, goddess of love, art, money, beauty and harmony shifts to Leo from Sunday morning, so there'll be a bit more sparkle and shine around relationships, news coming that takes our minds off of the mundane and lightens things up. Baby news, engagements, weddings. There'll be some plans or announcements made back in February/March which could in the next couple of weeks finally happen/become reality.
Planet Mars is on a standstill by midweek, retrograde from 9th September to 14th November. This last happened through Aries in the autumn of 1988. Mars is action, war, initiative, engines, energy. Retrograde pulls things back. It's smart to make sure that all of the parts that make a whole are intact and functioning before turning the engine on, setting off. Again, metaphors, but during the retrograde, there can be challenges that crop up through not ensuring all is as it should be, for example, and again a metaphor. You're so enamoured with the idea of a shiny new car that fires your enthusiasm for adventure, that you don't check the service history, or look under the bonnet/hood. During a retrograde you might also get back on with a project that was shelved some time back. Look back to April, and back to 2017/18 and beyond. Projects that stalled may be brought back to life now.
I personally think that a retrograde Mars can push us back because the race wasn't ready to be run, let alone won. So if something comes unstuck during that two month phase between 9th September and 14th November, it might well be frustrating, but it might also mean that losing a battle allows time to plan better to win a war. And with Jupiter pausing by next weekend, stationing forward by Sunday 13th, it could be that you were about to rush into something that'd be pretty hard going, not realising that if you waited a wee bit longer, there'd be support, or a shift of rules or something granted that could make a difference, Watch for signs that you shouldn't rush. They could be there to help you.
Lotsalove, thanks for stopping by and do follow me on Facebook and Twitter if you'd like to. Till next time, stay well! ♥️🌟♥️
Thursday 27th August 2020. I apologise for being a bit intermittent with the updates on here. I really do need a new website, one that'll link to the pages I host on Facebook! It's got to happen, and this autumn feels like the right time. Meantime the cosmic patterns are a bit intense for relationships, not just the romantic sort but the financial kind, as well as the bonds and alliances that keep us connected out of common interest. Family ties have tugs around them over the next week or so, as we head towards the full Moon in reflective, nostalgic Pisces. Maybe it'd be good to reflect a bit on all that HAS been good, all that we DO have in common and on how we can better serve one another as members of the human race..which actually should never be a race. We're all just walking each other home.. life's so testing just now, and the full impact of Covid-19 is hitting us, and we're realising it's more than about catching a flu. This is long term nasty systemic illness that drains our vitality for a long time in so many thousands of cases. And its economic impact, is huge. But yknow, if you at least have your health, you can work to rebuild from the rubble, tough as it may be. Health IS wealth. My take anyway. Warmest best wishes, as always :-)
Tuesday 18th August 2020
Tomorrow morning at 03.42hrs (BST) in UK time comes the new Moon. Making this a great time to clear and tidy and get organised for chapters new, and not the time to go mad and press the start button too soon..wait for herself (madam Moon) to get fully charged up, tomorrow, and over the coming week as she is more helpful once "recharged"..aren't we all!
If you're an astrologer, you'll note where the degrees are here, see how this impacts your own chart, or those of others. Looking at this chart, and its ruler is the Sun, in a quincunx with Saturn, so very much a time where limits and boundaries are still with us and impacting resources, work and wellbeing. Saturn's theme is of taking time to get things working properly, at his best.
There are shadows, but there are bright possibilities here too. Some may be having to rethink so much in terms of financial and physical issues, but there's a magnificent pioneering Mars..the red symbol at the top that's a circle with a forward arrow. Pour passions into doing the best with what we have.
The proverbial Lemons have indeed been tossed the way of many, and that is putting it extremely mildly, even too sweetly if you've lost work, health suffered, or way worse, lost dear loved ones, but there will be new dawns, there will come new pathways, new understanding, and there's plenty to play for.
Leo new Moon is time to shine, and for Leos of course it'll be their annual recharge point. I see a lot of people moving around more, and finding those new ways of working, adapting to the limitations and actually in many cases, thriving while working on that overall theme of helping with survival. Two to three years ahead will find many of us looking back and seeing some unexpected positives.
Meantime look at Venus ( turquoisey circle with a cross on top, at the number alongside her and then see Uranus at the same number..he's like a capital H on top of a circle, high in the chart here, in blue.. this means they are making some surprises today, already,. around women and money, adding a wee extra sparkle to our relationships, maybe stirring us to want to sparkle a bit ourselves, with outfits, bit of glam, or letting someone we love know they matter to us.. a spontaneous gesture, however small just might mean the world to someone you care about. Have a good Tuesday all! (ADD-ON.. apologies if you cannot see the chart..it REALLY is time for a website upgrade! )